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Lafayette Police warn of "jugging"

Posted: 12:13 PM, Oct 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-28 19:43:03-04
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Lafayette Police 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 their having cash. Never leave that cash behind in your vehicle, and keep your eyes open as to who is around you.

Here are the banks where the incidents began:
One victim had done business at the Capital One at 3105 Louisiana Avenue
Three victims did business at the Chase at 5233 Johnston Street
One victim had done business at the Gulf Coast Bank at 3911 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
One victim had done business at the Chase at 1233 Kaliste Saloom Road
One victim had done business at the Chase at 3930 W. Congress Street
One victim had done business at the Chase at 2910 Johnston Street
One victim had done business at the Capital One at 3527 W. Pinhook Road
One victim had done business at the Iberia Bank at 5121 Johnston Street.

Here are the details police provided:

1.) Date/Time of Incident: 03/20/2019 @ 5:38 pm

Financial Institution used prior to the burglary: Capital One (3105 Louisiana Ave.)

Suspect vehicle: Silver Nissan

Vehicle LP#: unknown

2.) Date/Time of Incident: 09/06/2019 @ 11:30 am

Financial Institution used prior to the burglary: Chase (5233 Johnston St.)

Suspect vehicle: dark colored Chevrolet Malibu/Impala

Vehicle LP#: unknown

3.) Date/Time of Incident: 09/27/2019 @ 1:40 pm

Financial Institution used prior to the burglary: Chase (5233 Johnston St.)

Suspect Vehicle: Silver/Gray Kia Soul

Vehicle LP #: Texas LJV4578

4.) Date/Time of Incident: 10/04/2019 @ 1:35 pm

Financial Institution used prior to the burglary: Gulf Coast Bank (3911 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy.)

Suspect Vehicle: Grey/Blue Nissan Altima

Vehicle LP #: Texas DMS1301

5.) Date/Time of Incident: 10/09/2019 @ 1:40 pm

Financial Institution used prior to the burglary: Chase (5233 Johnston St.)

Suspect Vehicle: Nissan Altima

Vehicle LP #: Unknown

6.) Date/Time of Incident: 10/18/2019 @ 12:50 pm

Financial Institution used prior to the burglary: Chase (1233 Kaliste Saloom Rd.)

Suspect Vehicle: 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

Vehicle LP #: Ohio HCK3952

7.) Date/Time of Incident: 10/22/2019 @ 3:52 pm

Financial Institution used prior to the burglary: Chase (3930 W. Congress St.)

Suspect Vehicle: White Toyota Camry

Vehicle LP #: Temp. Tag (Possibly Altered/Duplicate) 18502884

Date/Time of Incident: 10/23/2019

8.) Financial Institution used prior to the burglary: Chase (2910 Johnston St.)

Suspect Vehicle: 2013 Kia Optima

Vehicle LP #: Texas Temp. 5299063

9.) Date/Time of Incident: 10/22/2019 @ 12:45 pm

Financial Institution used prior to the burglary: Capital One (3527 W. Pinhook Rd.)

Suspect Vehicle: Unknown

Vehicle LP #: Unknown

10.) Date/Time of Incident: 10/21/2019 @ 2:21pm

Financial Institution used prior to the burglary: Iberia Bank (5121 Johnston St.)

Suspect Vehicle: Unknown

Vehicle LP #: Unknown

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.