Suburban West Palm Beach
Federal agents raid West Palm Beach biker club
By FBI in suburban West Palm Beach
In central Palm Beach County
Outlaws motorcycle club raided by FBI in central Palm Beach County.
Outlaws motorcycle club raided by FBI in suburban West Palm Beach.
The FBI raided a residence in central Palm Beach County Tuesday morning.
Outlaws motorcycle club raided by FBI
CENTRAL PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The FBI raided the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in central Palm Beach County Tuesday morning.
A sheriff's deputy says agents served a warrant on Edham Drive shortly before 6 a.m.
Neighbors say agents used several 'flash bangs' during the raid.
"I'm very nervous. I'm scared especially seeing a cop walk by all suited up. I told my boys to stay inside," says Crystal Kalna.
"I saw tinted window Chevy blazers with ten to fifteen cop cars," says Rex Belcher.
One neighbor said the location where the home was raided also has several shacks on the acre and a half of property.
"They have partied every now and then, but it's quiet there are no distractions. I've been here two and a half years and I've never had any problems whatsoever," says Kalna.
The FBI did not say why they served the warrant or what they were looking for, but mentioned they were seizing bags of evidence from inside.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting the bureau.
The Department of Justice describes the Outlaws as a group that engages in criminal activity, including arson, homicide and extortion.
More than 40 people were arrested in a raid last summer in Indiana accused of racketeering and money laundering. Two were sentenced to several years in prison in a plea deal last month.
No word on whether those allegations are what brought investigators here to suburban West Palm Beach, but it wouldn't surprise neighbors.
"They are the outlaws. You watch The History Channel enough, they're all over it," says Belcher.