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What is “Bank Jugging?”

Bank Jugging occurs when a thief parks outside of a bank and watches patiently as customers go in and out. The suspect targets anyone who comes out with a bank bag, coin box or bank envelope that looks like they may have a large amount of cash. They then follow the customer and break into their car or steal from the victim directly. We have had a number of reported cases in Laois and Offaly over the past year where unoccupied cars have been targeted.

How to prevent Bank Jugging:

• Be aware of your surroundings, especially if something seems strange as you enter the bank.
• Conceal your bank deposit bags, coin boxes or envelopes as you enter and leave the bank.
• Take your bank bag or envelope with you into your next destination. Don’t hide it in your vehicle.
• Always vary your routes and times of cash drops and collections.
• Consider using electronic funds transfer rather than depositing or withdrawing cash.
• If you feel like you are being followed, call 999 and drive to a Garda station.

For more information regarding this subject matter please see the interview that was carried out with Sergeant Graham Kavanagh (Source: RTE one)

This post was originally shared by Sergeant Graham Kavanagh Via LinkedIn


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