Henderson police arrested two Texas men in connection with five incidents in which victims were stalked, vehicles were broken into and large amounts of cash were stolen in a trending crime called “jugging.”
Cedric Ray Henderson, 27, and Ladarian Glenn, 25, both from Houston, Texas, were booked into the Henderson Detention Center on Feb. 22 on numerous felony and gross misdemeanor counts of burglary, attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools.
The two suspects stalked victims from banks and businesses in Henderson. Police say suspects call the crime jugging -- the nickname for a bank bag. The victims would leave the bank with a bank bag or bank envelope.
The victims were targeted by the suspects and stalked as they traveled to their next stop or destination. The victim would leave the bank bag or bank envelope under a seat or inside the trunk of the car. The suspects would then break the vehicle’s window and steal the cash.
The two men's crime spree has stretched back nearly a year, according to Henderson's arrest report. Since last summer, police say there's been one jugging victim from a Bank of America at the Galleria Mall and another six at a Bank of America branch on Green Valley Parkway.
Officers found pictures online of Glenn holding thousands of dollars in cash. The pictures were posted the same day three people reported being victims of jugging.
Jugging became prominent in Houston, Texas, where it quickly became one of Houston’s fastest growing crimes.
As part of the investigation, Henderson Police were conducting surveillance around area banks. They observed a suspicious vehicle traveling through several bank parking lots. The vehicle was determined to be a rental car which was rented in a third person’s name. The rental car windows were also tinted from the outside.
When officers contacted the suspects, they found numerous items associated with use as burglary tools. They were arrested without incident.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911, 311 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.