“Bank Jugging” is term is used to describe suspects who sit in bank parking lots and watch customers go in and
out of a bank. The suspects follow the customers they believe are in possession of cash and look for an opportunity to burglarize their vehicles or rob them directly. This is a growing crime trend in the Houston area and in Montgomery
County as well.
On October 5, 2015 two bank jugging suspects, from Northeast Houston, were watching a southeast Houston
bank. The suspects followed a man from the bank to a nearby restaurant parking lot where they burglarized his vehicle
– stealing his money. Officers with the Houston Police Department’s Northeast Tactical Unit were nearby and able to
take the suspects into custody.
The suspects were identified as Patrick English and Roosevelt Hart. The suspects are documented members of the criminal street gang “Market Street Money Gang”. Members of the gang are known for pharmacy burglaries, bank jugging thefts and robberies, sliding thefts, commercial safe cracking burglaries, aggravated
robberies, narcotics trafficking, identity theft, cigarette thefts and more.
Suspect Patrick English has been arrested numerous times in bank jugging investigations. He has recently been attributed to bank jugging cases all over the state of Texas. When arrested on October 5th, suspect English was out on
bond for three separate Harris County felony charges and one felony charge out of Fort Bend County.
After the October arrest, officers with the Houston Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
followed up on a Spring/The Woodlands area bank jugging case from September of 2015. Officers were able to identify
Patrick English and Henry Wilson as suspects. Patrick English and Henry Wilson followed a man from Spring/The
Woodlands area bank to a local Chick-Fil-A parking lot. When the man went into the restaurant to order food, Henry
and Patrick burglarized his vehicle and stole over $13,000 that he had just withdrawn from the bank.
Both are formally charged in Montgomery County for the third degree offense of “Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.” English, already in custody in Harris County, will be transferred to Montgomery County to stand trial.
Henry Wilson was already on the run from a Harris County bank jugging charge and his current location is unknown. Law Enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help in locating Wilson and will hold a Press Conference on February 10,
2016 to disseminate more information on this suspect.