Jugging is a crime where a thief parks at a bank and looks for a customer that comes out with a bank bag or envelope.
The customer is followed to their next destination where the thief steals from their car or directly from the victim.
How to prevent bank Jugging:
- Be aware of your surroundings, especially if something seems strange as you enter or leave the bank.
- Hide bank bags or envelopes as you enter and leave the bank.
- If you feel like you are being followed, call 911 and drive to a police station.
- Take your bank bag or envelope with you into your next destination. Don’t hide it in your vehicle.
People are asked to be on the lookout for these types of crimes and report vehicle and suspect descriptions when they can.
Money and valuables should not be left in the vehicle and always remember to lock your doors.
It is easy to get in a rush and get distracted, but if you stay aware of your surroundings and report anything suspicious, you can avoid getting “jugged.”