OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City Police Department officials are warning community members to not fall victim to a type of crime called bank JUGGING.

Bank JUGGING is when a would-be thief sits in a bank parking lot, looking for bank customers who they believe are carrying a large amount of cash, then either burglarize the customer’s vehicle or rob them directly.

A few incidents of bank JUGGING has occurred in Oklahoma, often around lunchtime, according to OKCPD officials.

Officials say community members should do the following to not become a bank JUGGING victim:

  1. Be aware of your surroundings.
  2. Look for occupied vehicles hanging out in bank parking lots.
  3. Conceal money/bank bag/cash envelope before leaving bank.
  4. Make sure no one is following you while you’re driving.
  5. Call 911 if you suspect you’re being targeted.