Florida gang stole credit cards, cash in Alpharetta car break-ins

by: Eric Philips Updated:

ALPHARETTA, Ga.,None - Police said three men arrested for suspicion on a series of car break-ins are part of an out of town gang that was committing crimes all over metro Atlanta.

Suspects Kelvin Washington, Kevin Patterson and Dwight Evans – who are all from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – are part of the Felony Lane Gang, police said.   

Channel 2's Eric Phillips spoke to Alpharetta Police officials who said the men are responsible for taking about $1,500 in cash, dozens of credit cards and a tool allegedly used to break into vehicles.

"They're definitely looking for your credit cards, bank account numbers; things of that nature. Just protect yourselves by not leaving items of value in your automobile," warned Alpharetta Department of Public Safety official George Gordon.

Police said the Felony Gang name stems from its way of using the far lanes of bank drive-throughs to cash forged checks or use stolen ATM cards. But their other specialty is breaking into cars, particularly in hotel and restaurant parking lots, police said.

Meanwhile, police noted that car break-ins are crimes of opportunity, as they encourage residents to refrain from keeping valuables in their vehicles.

The three suspects allegedly involved in the break-ins are being held at the Fulton County Jail without bond.

 

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