New Surge in Theft Targeting Woman's Purses

Teams of crooks are nabbing purses left in cars or parks.
1:22 | 04/10/16

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Next to a surging type of theft targeting women. Teams of crooks nabbing purses left in cars or in playgrounds then cleaning out the victim's bank accounts. Here's Phillip Mena. Reporter: Tonight, a warning for women. In seconds, this thief in Dallas, swooping in, snatching a purse out this car outside of a daycare. The twist -- it's not just the cash in your wallet they're after, it's debit cards, checkbooks, bank statements, I.D.S, anything they can use to empty your bank account. A van next to me opened their door and grabbed my purse out of my car. From then on, it's been a nightmare. Reporter: It's part of a nationwide crime ring. Targeting parks, gyms, and stores. The group is called the felony lane gang because they take the stolen checks to the furthest lane at the bank. Making it hard for the teller to see who's really cashing them. This woman in Kentucky, disguised in a wig. Caught on surveillance three different times cashing other people's checks. They move through the area really quickly, anywhere from a few days to a few weeks is all they stay in one area. Reporter: With hundreds of thieves in dozens of states, police say it's nearly impossible to stop this crime ring. And a warning tonight -- it's not just good enough to hide your belongings in your car. You shouldn't leave them inside at all.

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