Sheriff’s Office Searching for Jugging Suspect
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for the identity of a woman caught in the act of jugging in separate incidents in Sulphur and Lake Charles.
According to a media release from Kim Myers, on Friday, August 30, "the CPSO Vehicle Crimes detectives were dispatched to a restaurant on South Cities Service Highway in Sulphur in reference to a vehicle burglary where the window of a truck had been shattered". Investigators determined nothing was taken, but the victim’s belongings were thrown around inside the truck, said Myers. All of this took place right after the victim left a bank in Sulphur after making a withdrawal, but had not left the money inside the truck when he entered the restaurant".
Detectives were able to pull surveillance video from the bank and issue a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) to area law enforcement agencies in an effort to identify the woman in the video. Investigators think that after the victim his withdrawal from the bank, the woman followed him from the bank to the restaurant parking lot to try and steal the money by breaking into his truck. The act is know as jugging.
The McNeese Police Department contacted detectives to inform them of a similar case in Lake Charles, and after comparing photos they determined it may be the same suspect in both cases.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the woman in the photos, or with information regarding the incidents is asked to contact CPSO at 491.3605.