A man in Dallas, Texas, was ambushed by three armed suspects after leaving a bank on Tuesday. Mark Gardner, a 73-year-old wealthy Texas investor, and his stepson were targeted in what law enforcement officials have confirmed as a “jugging” incident. “Jugging” refers to when individuals follow someone who has withdrawn a significant amount of cash from a bank and attempt to rob them.
Surveillance footage captured the moment the three suspects, dressed in dark clothing, approached Gardner’s car outside his residence. They tried to open one of the car doors and tapped on the window with a firearm. At one point, a suspect attempted to break the window. Gardner and his stepson managed to flee the area without any injuries.
Gardner expressed his disbelief at the incident, stating, “Never ever did I think something like this would happen.” He warned others to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings. This incident follows previous “jugging” incidents, including one in Houston where a woman was robbed and left paralyzed, and another where a man was robbed in his driveway after cashing a check for his daughter.
Law enforcement agencies are urging the public to exercise caution and take necessary precautions when leaving banks with large sums of money. Investigations into the Dallas incident are ongoing, and authorities are working to identify and apprehend the suspects involved.