Police warn that these types of crimes tend to rise during the holiday season. "It looks like he probably followed her from the bank. These juggers will sit in parking lots and actually just wait. They are looking for bigger targets," Houston Robbery Division Detective Jeff Brieden told KPRC. "Bank jugging" is a slang term for a type of theft targeting those leaving banks or ATMs with potentially large sums of money.
The purse snatcher is described as a black man, age 20 to 30, 5 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet in height, with a thin build. He was wearing a white hoodie with blue jeans at the time of the robbery. Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of a suspect in the case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online.