Jugging Suspects Target Metro Bank Customers, Arrested With Thousands in Cash

Two suspects were arrested in Oklahoma City for crimes involving 'jugging', or a theft committed by a perpetrator who waits at a bank or ATM for a person to go to their car to steal from them.

Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, 5:09 pm

By: News 9, Jennifer Pierce

Two out-of-state suspects are the latest to be arrested in Oklahoma City for "jugging" crimes. Police said Christopher Alexander and Jacqueline Hawkins followed victims leaving metro banks to steal their cash.

Alexander and Hawkins were arrested shortly after leaving a Chase bank in southwest Oklahoma City last week. Police found more than $4,000 in cash in their car and equipment used to break into vehicles, according to court documents. Investigators tied some of the cash to a car burglary committed the same day.

“The victim indicated she had gone to the bank,” said Sgt. Dillon Quirk, Oklahoma City Police Department. “Left the bank and went to the post office. At some point her vehicle was broken into.”

The victim's purse that contained $1,000 in cash and her phone were gone. Police said the victim had no idea Alexander and Hawkins followed her from the bank to the post office. A witness helped crack the jugging case.

“A witness told police that someone broke into the victim’s car,” said Quirk. “Broke out the victim’s window and fled in a vehicle.”

The witness was able to describe what Alexander was wearing and took down the suspects' car description and tag.

“Police were able to identify the suspect vehicle,” said Quirk. “It was found on the city’s southside.”

Police watched the suspects follow a person into a neighborhood after leaving Chase bank. Officers jumped into action to arrest the duo.

Police are warning citizens to always stay aware of their surroundings and call for help if you suspect you are being followed.

“If you feel uncomfortable, please dial 911,” said Quirk.  

Hawkins was released from the Oklahoma County Detention Center on Monday, but Alexander will be extradited to Houston, Texas for a parole violation.


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