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PA - Felony Lane Gang Targets State Parks in Central PA
« on: September 15, 2012, 10:51:40 PM »

Here is a news link ...  http://cumberlink.com/news/local/state-and-regional/pa-state-park-officials-warn-of-vehicle-break-ins/article_60cfb69a-fdfc-11e1-9713-0019bb2963f4.html

Below is a post on the Tuscarora State Forest Facebook page.

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Since August 4th 2012, 5 state parks and 1 state forest picnic area in Perry, Cumberland, and Franklin Counties have repeatedly been targeted by an organized crime ring known as "Felony Lane".  During the course of 3 separate sprees windows in more than 15 vehicles have been broken out to steal items left in plain view.  Actors are usually black or Hispanic males operating lease vehicles from the south.  In the past cars displayed Florida and Tennessee tags.  Actors remove purses and utilize credit cards they steal.  They then hand personal information off to accomplice females matching the descriptions of the victims.  The females write checks to one victim from another victim's checkbook and cash thousands of dollars in checks at local and distant banks.  Checks from local victims have been cashed as far away as Indiana and New Hampshire. We are working closely with the State Police and authorities in other states to locate these individuals.  Park and forest visitors are urged to be aware of any suspicious activity.  Note license plate numbers and state of suspicious vehicles and report them to the nearest ranger or law enforcement office.  Do not leave valuable items in plain view and park in busy well lit areas if possible.   
 
UPDATE:  Leased vehicle with Tennessee tags observed at Fowler Hollow was turned in on Wednesday.  Suspect are now operating a black Infinity FX35 bearing PA registration GYZ8709.  This is most likely the vehicle they were in on Wednesday afternoon when they struck Little Buffalo and Colonel Denning. Be on the look out and please report any sightings or suspicious activity to local authorities.     


Source:  http://www.facebook.com/notes/tuscarora-state-forest/update-visitor-warning-ongoing-criminal-activity-in-south-central-pennsylvania-p/424784770919240




I did not know about this until after I returned from Michaux State Forest where we mountain biked for the day.

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PA - Felony Lane Gang Targets State Parks in Central PA
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 07:38:03 AM »
Oh no!  Is that your car? I haven't heard about this either.
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Re: PA - Felony Lane Gang Targets State Parks in Central PA
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 10:47:17 AM »
Oh no!  Is that your car? I haven't heard about this either.


No, it's not mine thankfully.  From what I read online, this gang operates across country.  It has hit Pennsylvania state parks recently.

Hopefully, readers take note and exercise adequate precautions regarding valuables and identity theft. 

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Re: PA - Felony Lane Gang Targets State Parks in Central PA
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 01:11:29 PM »
YIKES!  Thanks for sharing
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Re: PA - Felony Lane Gang Targets State Parks in Central PA
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 08:24:12 PM »
Wow! That is awful! That happened a while back when a grandma took her grandkids to a nearby park. When she returned to her car, her purse was gone! Never leave valuables in your car!