HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Four thieves from Miami, Florida, who were arrested in Short Pump and charged with larceny, credit card theft, and obtaining money under false pretenses, are part of a gang known as the Felony Lane Gang, according to Crime Insider sources.
The members travel up and down the East Coast in search of easy opportunities, according to those sources.
Henrico Police said the crooks are looking for unattended purses or unzipped purses with distracted owners.
They then steal wallets and use the cards minutes later, as seen on Friday.
Tariq Babzine, who works in retail, said he is aware of this type of crime, especially this time of year.
"We had a couple of instances last year that people were buying stuff without cards in their name and theft, so I know the game," Babzine said.
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Jon Burkett is the Crime Insider. Watch for his reports weeknights on CBS 6 News at 11 p.m.