Our fellow law enforcement officers at the Pasadena Police Department in Texas have provided us with the following information on a type of crime known as “bank jugging”. While the origin of the term is unclear, the method by which this crime occurs is described in detail below.
WHAT IS BANK JUGGING?
THINGS TO BE AWARE OF WHEN BANKING:
HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF?
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office has not yet received any reports of this type of crime occurring within our jurisdiction. Sheriff Dave Wedding added, “It is easy to become complacent as you go about the business of the day. Criminals often pray upon our inattentiveness and exploit those opportunities. If something doesn’t look right, please don’t be reluctant to report your suspicions to the bank or credit union you are visiting, or simply call 911.”
VANDERBURGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE
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