This story has been updated.
The Town of Poughkeepsie police nabbed three members of a Florida-based gang that is known to operate throughout the country targeting areas where women hang out in order to steal their purses and identification and then later uses it to drain their bank accounts or purchase items.
Police said the gang, known as the "Felony Lane Gang," has about 100 members who use wigs and other disguises to pull off their crimes.
The two women and a man were caught by police after receiving a call from the Hudson Valley Credit Union advising that the three pulled up to a teller window and attempted to steal money using stolen documents, said Lt. Brian Wagner.
Police arrived on scene quickly and were able to obtain a vehicle description and patrol officers spotted the vehicle on Route 9. The suspects refused to stop for police until their vehicle broke down and they jumped out and ran before officers caught them a short distance from their vehicle, Wagner said.
In this case, the documents the three used were stolen out of a car on Wilbur Boulevard in the City of Poughkeepsie on Dec. 16, police said.
Arrested included Briante Kelvon Wood, 26, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was charged with identity theft and felony grand larceny; Jennifer Renea Wright, 34, also of Fort Lauderdale. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance, identity theft and felony grand larceny, and Danielle Alfieri, 31, of Kenworth, N.J. She was charged with attempted grand larceny.
Wagner is reminding residents to never leave their valuables inside their vehicles at any time.
Assisting during the incident included the New York State police, the MTA police and Hudson Valley FCU investigators.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police at 845-485-3670.
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