2 men accused of targeting bank customers for robbery

Police say 'bank jugging' is a growing problem in the Houston area

By Stephanie Cano - Digital News Editor
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Left: Darrell Jones, Right: Kenneth Peters

HOUSTON - Two men wanted in a "bank jugging" case were captured Thursday on Westheimer in Houston.

Darrell Jones and Kenneth Peters are accused of following a woman leaving a bank to another location and breaking into her vehicle when she walked away from the car. 

Officials said the woman's property was stolen. 

Houston police said they saw the theft and captured Jones and Peters and the woman's property was recovered.

Jones and Peters are charged with burglary of a motor vehicle and felony theft.

Officials said bank jugging refers to a customer being targeted for robbery or theft as they leave the bank with cash. Customers are followed with the intent to steal money that was withdrawn from the bank.

Police said the two men are suspects in other felony bank jugging investigations and are accused of targeting customers at several other bank locations in the area.

Police said the men were driving a rented 2016 black Mazda 3 with Texas license plate HCJ4058. Police asked anyone who has seen the vehicle or Jones and Peters in connection with recent crimes to contact Crime Stoppers or Houston police.

Officials said bank jugging is a growing epidemic in Houston.

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