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The Austin Police Section (APD) is warning of a new theft and criminal offense development identified as “jugging” in which suspects observe victims just after they depart a lender or ATM.
“There, they are approached, threatened with violence, or assaulted whilst the suspect demands the revenue or aggressively takes the money bag,” APD said in a Friday assertion posted to Fb. “This criminal offense takes place when money bags are noticeable as the target leaves the financial institution or ATM.”
More than the last calendar year, APD has counted at minimum 62 juggings at Lender of The usa, Wells Fargo and Chase bank destinations.
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APD is warning Austin people to be conscious of their environment and “test not to be distracted” though going to banks or ATMs observe vehicles that may possibly be subsequent them secure cash in a purse, briefcase or other luggage before leaving a economic establishment lock auto doorways and phone 911 or generate to a law enforcement station if they think a person could be adhering to them.
The theft trend is happening in other metropolitan areas, as well.
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On Monday, Nashville police arrested 30-calendar year-aged Houston rapper Ladesion Riley, also regarded as “213 Jug God” — a reference to jugging — right after an alleged heist, together with Darius Dugas, 27 Sashondre Dugas, 32 and Christopher Alton, 27. The group allegedly attempted to rob an ATM technician servicing a Bank of America soon after checking out of a motel in Dickson, Tennessee, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Law enforcement Office.
Authorities discovered wads of cash in the groups’ autos parked at the Motel 6 wherever they had been keeping, as FOX 26 Houston very first noted.
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Two of the suspects have been out of jail on felony bonds and have been arrested several periods. Riley has a pending evading arrest in a motor car or truck demand, the Houston Police Officers’ Union mentioned.
Riley lately shared a video on YouTube named “Make it Household” in which he raps about robbing dollars machines outdoors of Texas. He sang about getting 1000’s of pounds in a vehicle and praying to appear residence, according to FOX Houston.
Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.