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Antioch Police Warn about “Jugging” at Local Banks

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On Friday, the Antioch Police Department says there have been nearly a dozen robberies connected to bank visits in the last 90-days in the City of Antioch.

The following rundown of recent robberies was provided by Antioch Police Lt. Bittner:

Followed Home From Banks

  1. April 1 – victim was a follow home from Walnut Creek Bank. Robbed at home, take was a purse. 2400 block Montecito Ct. – no arrest
  2. May 22 – victim arrived home from the bank (Chase bank on Somerville). Purse taken by force with victim knocked to the ground. 1500 block Daisy Way – no arrest
  3. June 8 – robbery occurred at 2300 block Buchannan Road. Victim stopped at Chase Bank, then parked across the street and robbed of jewelry. – no arrest
  4. June 11 – victim left Chase Bank on Delta Fair Blvd as they left, in an intersection and somebody ran up to their car, trying to break the window. Victim drove off, no loss.

Robberies in parking lot of banks

  1. March 25 – bank of America on Somersville, victim went to drive up ATM, after was approached by someone on bicycle. Robbed of cash and phone.
  2. April 3 – Bank of America on Somersville, victim went to drive up ATM, as they pulled away, approached by someone who robbed them of cash and cell phone.
  3. April 4 – Chase Bank on Delta Fair, victim using ATM when suspect ran up and robbed them of phone and wallet.
  4. April 10 – Chase on Lone Tree Way, attempted. Victim entered vehicle after leaving bank and suspect demanded property, victim left before theft could occur.
  5. May 20 – BMO on Somersville, fair robbery (see below, but no new info released)
  6. June 11 – Chase on Lone Tree Way, victim walking to car after cashing check, victim robbed by suspect.

 

Jugging

Via Antioch Police:

A word of warning to our community. Antioch PD has been investigating a series of robberies connected to bank visits. In the last 90 days, there have been nearly a dozen instances of community members being robbed after leaving local banks.

In four cases, four of the robberies happened at a different location after the victims left the banks. In six other instances, the actual robberies happened in the bank parking lots.

The thieves have stolen cell phones, wallets, and money. Our detectives are working to make arrests in these incidents.

We have detectives working diligently to make arrests. Yesterday, Detectives Schaffer and Cox detained two robbery suspects after a foot pursuit and one of the suspects was armed with a firearm. We are asking our community to be vigilant and take precautions. If you see something, say something.

Editors note – proper term is “jugging”:

What this is actually called is “jugging” which is a form of robbery — a theft committed by a perpetrator who waits at a bank, near an ATM, or outside an expensive store, watches for customers who might be carrying a large amount of cash or goods, and then follows them to steal the money or goods from the customer or from their car.


May 22 – Contra Costa County Fair Robbed of Nearly $90k

Editors Note – as of June 14, there has been no update in this robbery.

On May 20, 2024, at approximately 2:18 AM, Antioch police officers responded to the 2500 block of Somersville Road for the report of an armed robbery.

When officers arrived, they contacted two victims. Officers learned the victims were employees of the Contra Costa County Event Park (Fair Grounds). The Contra Costa County Fair had ended, and two employees were tasked with conducting the night deposit. While conducting the night deposit at the BMO Bank they were approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect robbed the victims of the money and personal belongings at gunpoint.

We are asking for anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Antioch Police Department Investigations Bureau.

This information is made available by the Investigations Bureau. Any further inquiries into the status of this case should be done via the Media Access Telephone Line 925-779-6874. Any further information or additional press releases will be provided by the Investigations Bureau. Additional inquiries or information can be directed to Antioch Police Detective Sgt. Palma at (925)779-6876 or by emailing [email protected]. — full story

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6 comments

MODERATE June 14, 2024 - 10:53 am

West Antioch: “Opportunity Lives Here.”

ME June 14, 2024 - 11:41 am

Well I hope dispatch takes it seriously because when I called a while back to report 2 individuals, one sitting at the exit to the drive up ATM and one at the edge of the drive way on Delta Fair, she was very rude, condescending and takes to me like I was annoying her.

Street Sweeper June 14, 2024 - 7:51 pm

Who actually goes into banks anymore?

PattyOfurniture June 15, 2024 - 10:28 am

Who? People that pay for everything in cash because they don’t want to play the credit card game. Shops prefer it too because the CC companies get 3% off the top on every sale. F those guys. Though I don’t go IN the bank that much I do use the ATM’s; and I got eyes in the back of my head on the few occasions I need to get cash at one of my branches on Somersville.

WPR June 15, 2024 - 9:41 am

Does Antioch have enough officers to conduct field identifications in areas around banks near Buchanan Road, Delta Fair Boulevard and Somersville Road or are patrol officers using all their time answering calls and writing reports? City should strongly suggest to involved banks it would be a wise business decision to expand their CCTV coverage to areas outside their buildings. If customers can’t be safe they might close their accounts and bank elsewhere. Is unfortunate those who were running Antioch in 1970s and 1980s aren’t all still doing it.

PattyOfurniture June 15, 2024 - 10:24 am

What we need is some common sense robbery legislation, that is the only way to get these robbers off the streets and people safe. It will work just as well as all the common sense gun legislation. In fact, the gun legislation is working so well the robbers don’t even have to worry whether or not the victim has a gun,to protect themselves. If we pass more laws the criminals will have no choice but to follow them. Right? Right?

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