A jugging involves suspects who wait in parking lots at or near banks while watching customers who they believe are leaving with money and then follow them to their next destination and target their victim for the cash.
How can you avoid it?
Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman's office offers the following tips to help keep you safe:
*Always be aware of your surroundings.
*Conceal money before leaving the bank.
*Never carry bank bags, envelopes or coin boxes openly and easily seen.
*Be aware of anyone following you from the area of a bank.
*Do not leave or try to hide your bank bags or banking envelopes in your vehicle when you exit your vehicle at your next destination, even if it is your residence.
*If you suspect that you are being followed or targeted, call 911 from your cell phone and keep the dispatcher informed of your location, your direction of travel and keep driving until a mark police vehicle is able to locate you.