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Police in Louisiana warn of 'jugging'

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Posted at 5:46 PM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 19:46:15-04

Lafayette Police in Louisiana are warning of a rash of burglaries known as "jugging."

In a "jugging," the perpetrators watch a victim conduct a transaction at a financial institution, such as a bank, and follow them to their destination, then break into their vehicle and steal their money, a spokeswoman explains.

The Lafayette Police Department Criminal Investigations Division in conjunction with other police agencies in the area are actively investigating multiple incidents of "jugging" that haven happened since September.

Police are cautioning people to be careful when they conduct business at a bank that results in cash. Never leave that cash behind in your vehicle, and keep your eyes open as to who is around you.

Below are images from known “jugging” incidents that have been reported.

If anyone knows the identity of the pictured suspects or suspect vehicles call the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.