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Torrance Police Department
Thursday February 1st, 2018 :: 01:44 p.m. PST
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Two Additional “Bank Juggers” Rearrested

Torrance Police Investigators remain diligent in identifying additional “Bank Juggers” who have preyed on surrounding communities.  Following up on investigative leads, detectives discovered Cedric Fleming and Beshundra Tucker [both from Houston] were set to appear at the Torrance Courthouse on January 16, 2018 from a previous burglary arrest in November.  Their court case was ultimately rescheduled for the upcoming weeks.  Upon leaving the Court, investigators observed the suspects attempt two additional “Bank Jugging” crimes.  The suspects followed customers from Hanmi Bank branches in Cities of Rowland Heights and Van Nuys.  Investigators submitted their observations to the Court and obtained warrants for their arrests.
On January 31, 2018, Cedric Fleming and Beshundra Tucker returned to Court. Investigators quickly arrested both suspects for the additional crimes they committed while on bail.  Investigators also obtained bail enhancements.    On November 14, 2017, Torrance patrol officers arrested both after they followed a customer from a Hanmi Bank branch in the City of Gardena and stole over $400.00 from their vehicle. “Bank Jugging” is a term coined to describe suspects who sit in nearby parking lots and watch customers carrying bank bags. The suspects follow customers they believe possess large amounts of cash and look for an opportunity to burglarize their vehicles or rob them directly. The Torrance Police Department encourages the community to immediately secure their bank bags and envelopes and to stay vigilant. “See Something Say Something.” 
 
This case is being investigated by the Torrance Police Department’s Detective and Special Investigations Divisions under the command of Captain Martin Vukotic, Commander of the Special Operations Bureau.  

Sergeant Ronald Harris
Torrance Police Department Public Information Officer
(310) 618-5688
rharris@torranceca.gov

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Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503

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