Defense attorneys did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
The investigation began in early 2016 when investigators noticed similarities between burglaries scattered across Northern California.
The indictment handed down last month by a special Sacramento County-based statewide grand jury includes counts of conspiracy to commit grand theft, hacking, computer access and fraud, grand theft, burglary and identity theft.
"It may not be as physically harmful and dangerous as being accosted on the street, but I can guarantee you it hurts just as much" Becerra said.
Nearly 130 law enforcement officers fanned out last week to make 23 arrests, said Walnut Creek Police Chief Tom Chaplin. Another two were arrested over the weekend, while seven remain fugitives, said Deputy Attorney General Tawnya Austin, who heads the attorney general's e-crimes unit.
Investigators recovered about 40 stolen credit card terminals, dozens of fraudulent receipts, laptop computers and files including Social Security numbers or bank information.
Street gangs have become more mobile, picking targets over large regions and taking advantage of opportunities like unsecured or unencrypted files or financial equipment, said Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn.