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Riley Simpson, Assistant Editor
1:03 pm CDT July 21, 2015

Northbrook police suspect a nationwide crew named the “Felony Lane Gang” have been breaking into local cars and stealing purses and wallets.

The gang’s modus operandi, according to Northbrook Police Cmdr. Mike O’Malley, is targeting cars parks at schools, day care centers, golf courses and parks; breaking windows if the car is locked; stealing purses and wallets; and oftentimes using stolen checks and IDs to withdraw funds from victims’ bank accounts.

“It’s an unusual way to do things,” O’Malley said.