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Bank Jugging Investigation

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 19-386


Monday November 4, 2019 1:03 PM


On November 1, 2019, around 5:30 p.m., the victim withdrew $17,000.00 in cash from the TD Bank, located at 10821 Dale Mabry Hw N. 
The victim placed the money into a manila envelope and secured it inside the center console of his vehicle. The victim then drove to 12901 Dale Mabry Hw (Lowes) and entered the store, while leaving the $17,000.00 inside his locked vehicle.
While the victim was inside the store, a tan or light gray SUV pulled up next to his vehicle. An unknown suspect exited the vehicle and punched the lock on the driver's side front door of the victims vehicle and gained entry into the vehicle. The suspect removed the money from the center console and fled the scene.
Please see the previous release which explains other active investigations into "bank jugging."

Previous Release

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several cases of “bank jugging.”
On September 5, 2019, and individual withdrew $10,000 cash from the Wells Fargo located at 15508 Dale Mabry Highway. The victim then drove directly to the Wells Fargo located at 13003 Dale Mabry Highway to make a second cash withdrawal.

The victim parked his truck in the rear parking lot of the bank. At this time, an unknown suspect(s) punched out the driver’s door lock, grabbed the $10,000 from the center console and fled undetected.

This is the third case involving bank jugging that HCSO has investigated in the last few months. The Tampa Police Department is investigating other bank jugging cases as well.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents not to leave valuables inside your vehicle. If you are making a large cash withdrawal, secure the envelope or cash out of sight before leaving the bank.
Anyone with information on this bank jugging case is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. In order to be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for all cell phones. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.