Sheriff’s Office Looking for ‘Jugging’ Suspect

Surveillance image of the suspect.

Surveillance image of the suspect.

Surveillance image of the suspect.

KATY (Covering Fort Bend News) – Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for the suspect in a car burglary case and felony fraud related offenses.

Shortly before noon on Thursday, Sept. 6, deputies were dispatched to 22430 Grand Corner Dr. in the Katy area of Fort Bend County.

The victim had traveled to his bank at the 6800 block of S. Fry in Katy, where he withdrew money.
The suspect or suspects followed the victim from the bank to the medical clinic, where they broke into the victim’s vehicle. The suspect stole money and a checkbook.

A suspect was later documented conducting a fraudulent transaction using the victim’s information at a grocery store in the Montrose area.

“This type of crime, commonly referred to as “jugging,” seems to mainly target women and elderly citizens,” said Sheriff Troy Nehls. “However, it is important for everyone to be aware of their surroundings.”

Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477, or text FBCCS plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be submitted online at  http://www.fortbend.crimestoppersweb.com/. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.

Information which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect(s) involved could earn the caller up to a $5,000 cash reward.