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Man charged after following, stealing from man leaving bank, police say

Man arrested while on bond for same crime, police say

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HOUSTON – A man is facing charges after conducting several “bank jugging" schemes, according to Houston police.

Bank jugging refers to a customer being targeted for theft as the victim leaves a bank with cash.

Police said Hose Singleton, a known bank jugging suspect and documented gang member, parked at the Bank of America on Monday at 12400 North Freeway in the Greenspoint Mall parking lot and watched for a victim.

According to investigators, Singleton targeted a man leaving the bank, followed him to a hotel, and broke into his vehicle. Officers with the Houston Police Department said they witnessed the burglary and arrested Singleton.

Singleton is charged with the third-degree felony offense of engaging in organized criminal activity.

Police said Singleton has a history of bank jugging.  

In August 2016, Singleton and three other men followed a man from a northwest Houston bank and stole his money, according to detectives.

All four men were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.

Singleton posted a $100,000 bond on this case.

Police said Singleton is also a suspect in bank jugging thefts throughout the Harris County, Fort Bend County, San Marcos, New Braunfels, San Antonio and the Dallas-Fort Worth areas.

The Houston Police Department is asking anyone who recognizes Singleton to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the Houston Police Department at 713-884-3131.