Here are the 6 Executives 'Moving Up' as
reported in the Daily in December
promoted Blue Montez to VP of Risk Management.
Goodwill Industries of Kansas
promoted Jared Hammans, CFI to Director of Corporate Risk Manager from Loss
Prevention and Safety Manager.
Nike promoted Mike
Rackley to Sr. Director Global Loss Prevention & Compliance.
David Cohen, CFE was named Corporate Multi-Channel Asset Protection
TJX Canada/Winners Merchants
International LP named Paul Trickett National Manager of Distribution
Services and Supply Chain Loss Prevention.
Vincent Sonner Senior Manager GISAT Associate Vetting.
Chuck Reno, CFE was named Vice President,
Risk Management for Sotheby's. Chuck was
previously the Senior Director of Risk Assurance and Asset Protection for
Burberry LTD since November of 2007 until May of last year. He has also held the
position of Director of Loss Prevention & Risk Management for Dolce & Gabanna,
USA. Congratulations Chuck!
2016's GLPS's - Group LP Selfie's
Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
One Team at a Time
Sports Authority Asset Protection Department
Back Row - Left to Right:
Connor Gooch, Julian Baros, Kaivon Baki, Amanda Schoep, Justin Heitz, Chrystal
Huskey, Letitia Aguilar, Eric Bennett, Stacy Carrillo, Sarah Schelldorf, Alicia
Blair, Mike Foss (CEO), Andrew Phipps, Brian Stein (RVP Store Ops)
Front Row - Left to Right:
Eliza Valdez (Marketing), Kelly Thompson (Marketing), Jamie McWhirt, Dave
Nicknair, Allan Watters, Aidan Duffy
Get your team's selfie in before January 12th!
2015 in Review - Coming Wednesday|
The top stories, cases, jobs, appointments, and developments coming this
Wednesday in a 'Special Report'. Who made the news and what were the top
stories? See how the industry clicked and what spurred their interest. You're
going to be surprised what got all the attention. With the main headlines and
top jobs, the LP industry certainly made the news. Be on the look out for our
'Special Report' coming this Wednesday.
Two London Terrorists Jailed for Planning Westfield Mall Attack
A husband-and-wife team of terrorists who were planning a suicide bomb attack on
London's Westfield mall and the London Underground have been jailed for a
minimum of 27 and 25 years, respectively.
Mohammed Rehman and his wife Sana Ahmed Khan were found guilty of preparing
terrorist acts by a London court earlier this week, and sentenced to life in
prison last Wednesday.
As reported, they were planning the attacks to mark the 10th anniversary of the
7/7 London Underground and bus bombings in the British capital.
The couple had been planning a suicide bomb attack at London's Westfield mall,
which houses the Yoox Net-a-porter headquarters, and more than 250 major British
and international retailers. The two were arrested earlier this year after the
police discovered tweets that explicitly referred to their plans to stage an
attack. They referred to themselves on Twitter as "Silent Bomber." wwd.com
An 'Undercover Boss' First: Cleveland Store Robbed On Camera!
Ends Up Spending $1.5M on Security Measures
the latest episode of the CBS reality show Undercover Boss, "Shoppers
World," we meet Sam Dushey, President and CEO of Shoppers World,
described as "one of the nation's fastest growing retailers of discount apparel
and merchandise." A family-owned and operated discount retailer with 40 stores
doing about $250M, Sam is the last family member in the the business and
wants to reach 500 stores.
The cover story is that he visits a number of stores, one of which is in
Cleveland, Ohio. There Sam finds cheerful, hard working employees amidst
over-purchasing buyers bringing in too much inventory for the space available,
training manuals not being used while employees are left to train themselves,
and a lack of security. He hears numerous personal stories from the employees
themselves as well.
For the first time ever on Undercover Boss, an actual theft occurs during the
filming of this episode. The security is non-existent in the Cleveland store
and an employee tells Sam that theft happens once or twice every day. The
manager is concerned for the safety of the employees.
Sam, touched by the stories of personal trials and tribulations from his
employees, gives them all checks to help out their situations and rewards the
Cleveland employees - all of them - with $5,000 checks and over a million
dollars worth of security measures for the store.
Since being part of the show, Dushey says: We've hired two of the country's
top security and loss-prevention firms and have invested over $1.5 million in
the top loss-prevention software and surveillance. I have also gone back to my
grass-roots fundamentals of having a full-time security team in our buildings
protecting our merchandise and, most of all, the security and well-being of our
Retail sales surged 7.9% between Black Friday and Christmas Eve -
With stores down 10.4%
compared to the same period last year, according to MasterCard SpendingPulse.
MasterCard SpendingPulse found that e-commerce provided crucial momentum this
holiday season, with sales up 20 percent in that channel. Brick-and-mortar
stores saw a 10.4 percent dip in sales during the season's unofficial
Thanskgiving-weekend kickoff, while online sales hit record levels on
Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
A study by Slice Intelligence found that some 36 percent of total online
sales on Cyber Monday were rung up by Amazon.
An encouraging sign for retailers in MasterCard's data was its finding that
apparel sales saw "high single-digit growth" during the season. MasterCard's
data suggests that consumers ended up ponying up for clothing after all.
MasterCard found that women's apparel sales saw robust growth, while sales of
men's clothing declined, dragging down the growth rate for the category overall.
U.S. retail sales to hit nearly $5 trillion in 2015 - A fifth of world's retail
Estimates total U.S. retail sales hit $4.8 trillion in 2015 and will approach $5
trillion in value in 2016. Retail ecommerce in 2015 accounted for 7.1% of
all retail sales in the United States, but the share is growing. By 2019, 9.8%
of US retail sales will be transacted over the Internet, eMarketer reported.
Retail sales in the United States grew 3.3% this year, eMarketer
estimates, and growth will pick up slightly next year to 3.5%.
Lowe's enter home security business
Beginning in the second quarter, customer who purchase Lowe's Iris smart home
product will have the option of purchasing professional monitoring services for
$19.99. Through an agreement with United Central Control, Inc., Iris customers,
who are either homeowners or renters, will have the ability for emergency
responders to be dispatched to their homes in the event of an intrusion, smoke,
carbon monoxide or panic alarms for an all-inclusive, month-to-month fee with no
long-term contract required. chainstoreage.com
Barnes and Noble May Close Record Number of Stores in 2016
Book sales are sagging under competition for e-books, and 442 leases are up
for renewal April 30. It's unclear how many of its 647 stores the nation's
largest bookseller will close, but it has been closing them at a rate of 15 to
20 a year for the last decade, according to goodereader.com. Mitchell Klipper, a
former Barnes and Noble retail group CEO, said the story is "fully committed to
the retail concept for the long term," but plans to have only 450 stores by
Forman Mills post Director of Loss Prevention position in
Pennsauken, New Jersey
With 30 "Big Box" warehouse-style stores, serving communities in Philadelphia,
New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and now Michigan and New York. Reporting to the
CEO of this family owned retailer. Responsibilities to develop and administer
pro-active programs to protect the Company's assets, minimize risk and prevent
any type of Company loss. linkedin.com
Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina post Corporate Loss
Prevention Manager position in Greenville, S.C.
To effectively provide leadership and management dealing with Goodwill
Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina, Inc. (GIUMSC) Loss
Prevention. ●To maintain a proactive Loss Prevention and Auditing program for
all GIUMSC locations and divisions. ●To protect the assets and minimize loss
throughout GIUMSC organization. Responsible to: Vice President of Support
Whole Foods Market to pay $500,000 to settle
overcharging allegations in NYC
Bidding war ends: Pep Boys goes to Icahn in all
American Apparel to close 9 stores Jan. 30
Last week's most popular news article --
"The Coming Storm"
FBI Releases New Training Video for Law Enforcement on Active Shooters
7 Year Study - 1 in 2 LE Officers Confronting Shooter Gets Shot & Killed
The agency began distributing its new short film "The Coming Storm" in
October to partners around the country and anticipates that it will reach
around two million first responders and law enforcement officials within its
first year of circulation.
goal of the video is to provide agencies with a thorough rundown of
procedures to be undertaken by first responders if such an incident were to
occur within their jurisdictions. And thanks to motion pictures, FBI officials
are confident that this approach is more beneficial to its audience than a
standard hours long classroom session. In addition to the short film's
circulation within the U.S. law enforcement community, FBI is also sharing
the video with officials at colleges and universities throughout the country.
It is an effort that has been more than two years in the making, having been
commissioned by the agency in the wake of the devastating attack at Sandy Hook
Elementary School in Connecticut.
There were 160 active shooter incidents in the U.S. between 2000 and 2013,
according to the latest data from FBI. Those events, in total, claimed the lives
of 486 individuals and wounded 557 more. That's 1,043 shot over 13 years with 80
people getting shot every year.
What officials found prior to the creation of this video is that there was no
solid way to disseminate lessons learned from these incidents to law enforcement
agencies across the country. The hope amongst federal officials is that "The
Coming Storm" will institutionalize active shooter after action reports.
When we put the baseline together, one of the things that was surprising was
we discovered in the first seven years of the study there were 6.4 incidents a
year," said Schweit. "In the
seven years at the end of the study there were 16.4 incidents a year, which
means more than one a month."
Editor's Note: The retail LP industry should see this video. Possibly the
trade associations could arrange for it to be shown at a conference in a very
professional but yet relaxed atmosphere
The Secure Stores Forum- A new Approach - A new Model -
Responses From 1st Forum Last Feb. Were Strong
Focused entirely on highly interactive vendor engagement with
product and service presentations, this two day forum delivered
strong results this past February, with a number of senior Loss
Prevention executives coming away in strong support. This product
and service driven, intimate and relaxed forum, allowed the retail
senior executives the ability to focus on exactly what they wanted
to see and meet with those providers delivering it to the market.
With a smaller more targeted group focused specifically on select
vendors it increases your ability to learn more and see more in a
shorter period of time. This is all about LP products and services,
without the educational sessions and team development
responsibilities of the industry's primary and critical trade show
conferences. Certainly not competing with that arena, this forum
separates itself and delivers a unique and streamlined opportunity
to dive deep into product development and offerings while also
enabling the senior leaders to network and see their colleagues.
In a time when we're relying more and more on technology and product
development, this type of specialized function may be another vehicle
senior leaders need in their arsenal. As time and labor becomes more
challenging and technology continues to evolve at the pace it is,
this type of function becomes even more critical for the senior
leader to stay up to date and leverage their time efficiently. With
a broad array of solution providers you can basically cover your
entire spectrum of needs in a very focused, absolutely professional,
but yet relaxed atmosphere.
With last years seniors supporting the model, it may be a function
you want to consider.
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The Top 16 Security Predictions for 2016 - The Bad Guys Are Winning
More security predictions than ever before. Examining hundreds of expert
forecasts for 2016 and beyond, with cyber trends and predicted technology events
from top companies, it is hard to be optimistic about our online situation. And
yet, the combined predictions tell us an important story about online life. So
where is cyberspace heading? What surprises await us? Here's your annual
one-stop roundup of what security experts are telling us will happen next.
As top security companies, technology magazines, cyber experts and security
bloggers came out with their predictions for 2016, it is clear that the
global cybersecurity industry continues to lose ground to the bad guys online.
So what can possibly get worse (and hopefully better) in 2016? Only time will
tell for sure - but thousands of security gurus give it their best shot each
year. In order to help, I compile their wisdom into one place for easy access.
Editor's Note: This is for the serious reader that truly wants to learn how
the IT security firms and experts view 2016. Too long to post here but
well worth the time to read and digest.
2016: Year of Cyberthreat Info Sharing - Audio Blog
past December, Congress approved and President Obama signed the Cybersecurity
Act of 2015 The Cybersecurity Act provides liability protections to businesses
to incentivize them to share cyberthreat information with government and with
each other. "Is the legislation perfect?" GovInfoSecurity Executive Editor Eric
Chabrow asks in an audio blog (click player beneath image to listen). "Of
course, not. What law is? For a bill to become a law, legislators make
compromises. And that's what the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 is." As James Lewis,
senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies says, "It's
a really good first step."
Nine State Attorney General's Ask Financial Companies to Move to Chip & PIN
The Great Debate Gets Political
On November 17, 2015, nine state Attorneys General asked leaders at companies
including MasterCard, Visa, Discover Financial Services, Bank of America,
Capital One, Citigroup, American Express and JP Morgan Chase to move to full
Chip & Pin technology as soon as possible. And they reached their opinion for
one perceived reason. Essentially ignoring all the other variables, they opine
that Chip & Pin is more likely to thwart more malefactors in their fraud
Specifically the Attorneys General of eight states, plus the District of
Columbia, are the authors. The signers were the AG's of Connecticut, District of
Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Georgia and
Virginia. This effort was led in part by the AG's of two states, Connecticut and
Georgia, who had previously sent a letter to all 50 AG's urging them all to sign
The National Retail Federation, who immediately welcomed the AG letter and
argued that the burdens of using Chip & PIN cards are overstated, also supported
While the nine AGs got lots of press from signing, the remaining 47 AG's have
so far refused to join this effort. The Credit Union National Association
(CUNA) and some 28 state credit union leagues sent a letter to all 50 AG's who
were solicited to join in the signing of this letter urging them to not do so.
Waking Up to the Insider Threat
A survey of chief information officers at Fortune 1000 companies by security and
information management firm Nuix found 71% of those asked said their
organizations have an insider threat program-and for those that do, 70% said
they offer training as a way to minimize insider threats. Fourteen percent said
their companies allocate 40% or more of their budgets to combating insider
"It's also easier to steal information; for example, you can copy key files onto
a thumb drive in seconds. And finally, sadly enough, theft of internal
records has become culturally more acceptable."
LP Meets IT for Complete Managed Business Infrastructure, Security and
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has shifted the role of the loss prevention professional beyond "catching the
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Titus, Managing Director, PwC, talks about the evolution of the LPSA program in
this LPNN interview. Working with 80% of the Fortune 1000 retail and consumer
businesses and over 20,000 partners and staff dedicated to the retail and
consumer practice, PwC can offer a wealth of resources to any LP or AP team.
LPNN Quick Take #19
In this LPNN Quick Take, Amber
shares some staggering stats on cybersecurity and
his strong point of view on the subject.
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What's ahead for online fraud in 2016
Although the U.S. rollout of EMV technology is beginning to eliminate some fraud
concerns of retailers, experts expect to see an increase in online fraud as
fraudsters turn their attention to online sales. Some reports indicate online
retail fraud in the U.S. alone is expected to rise by 106 percent over the next
The National Retail Federation expects online retail sales to increase during
the 2015 holiday season by 3.7 percent over 2014, up to $630.5 billion this
year. Experts estimate that up to one quarter of these sales could potentially
Further, according to a report by Javelin Strategy & Research, card not present
fraud, which includes online transactions, is expected to be nearly four times
greater than pointofsale card fraud by 2018.
The best protection against credit card fraud is to "know your customer."
However, this has become increasingly more difficult in the global, online
economy. Credit card fraud can be devastating but there are steps businesses can
take to protect themselves.
Here are some of most common fraud issues facing businesses followed by steps
that can be taken to mitigate these risks:
Stolen card/identity theft fraud: This type of fraud occurs when
cardholder and credit card information is stolen and used to illegally purchase
services or products.
Mitigating actions (verify card value/billing address): Verifying the CVV
code and billing address with the sale helps to confirm the cardholder is
actually the person authorizing the sale. The address verification system (AVS)
can confirm if the address provided matches the billing address on file with the
credit card issuing bank. Unless a sale is initiated by a known customer, only
ship to the verified billing address.
Eliminate guest checkouts: Online businesses should require customers to
register and create a unique user ID and password to help a them manage fraud.
Customer activity can be tracked and "questionable" accounts may be deactivated.
Utilize fraud scoring systems: One of the more robust fraud management
tools for online sales is a fraud scoring system. These tools, along with
internal procedures, can be implemented to "rate" each sale to determine risk
level. These tools aid businesses in identifying and avoiding high risk sales
that may turn out to be fraud.
Alibaba Bulks Up Anticounterfeiting Staff by 200
According to its own numbers, Alibaba has invested more than one billion yuan,
or about $154 million at current exchange, in fighting counterfeits on its
The news of the additional staff to fight counterfeits comes a week after the
company hired Matthew Bassiur, formerly of drug group Pfizer and Apple Inc., to
head its global intellectual property enforcement and just two weeks after the
U.S. government sent a strong warning to Alibaba Group and its Taobao e-commerce
platform about fakes.
Amazon Prime shipped 200 million units worldwide over holidays
70% of its customers shopped using a mobile device. More than three million
members worldwide joined Prime during the third week of December.
'Mail-back Monday' busiest day for returning online purchased Christmas gifts -
Up 50% from LY in UK
Royal Mail has predicted that today will be the busiest day for online returns
through the post as shoppers rush to send back unwanted Christmas gifts and
online purchases. On Monday 4 January online returns are predicted to jump by
more than 50% in a single day compared to the average number of return parcels
per day in December. theretailbulletin.com
Mobile accounted for 52% of all online traffic over holidays & 31% of all sales
Smartphone shoppers spent $107.33 per order. Desktop shoppers still had the
highest average order value of $134.87, followed closely by tablets at $131.88.
in ORC Series - Coming Wednesday: Scott Sanford, Director of
Investigations & Training for Barnes & Noble, Inc.
In our ongoing series on ORC leaders, this week we'll
be featuring one of the industry's pioneers that's helped lead the
industry in successfully identifying and resolving ORC across a
number of retail channels. With a specific specialization in online
selling of stolen merchandise, Scott has played a critical role in
developing and educating the industry in fighting this growing
threat. Having helped develop a software program designed to
indentify online bad actors, Scott has shown the vision, technical
ability, and investigative expertise that clearly shows his
leadership role in the industry.
Always there to volunteer his time to help educate his colleagues,
Scott has earned the respect of his peers and his story is one that
every aspiring ORC investigator should read. Coming this Wednesday.
Pittsburgh, PA: Luxottica, Senior Manager of Investigations
presented with Heroism Award
A Floyd county native was named a Carnegie Award member this month after he
rescued a man from a burning car on a highway near Orlando in 2014. On December
17, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission awarded one of twenty-four Carnegie Medals
to Martin native Stuart Chaffin. According to the commission Chaffin saved John
K. Kristich from burning on December 22, 2014. The commission states that
Kristich was the driver of a car involved in a highway accident after it
collided with a truck. Both vehicles burst into flames and Kristich remained in
the driver's seat of his badly damaged car as flames issued from its exposed
engine area. The Carnegie award is given in recognition of civilian heroism to
those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting
to save the lives of others. Four of the most recent awarded died in the
performance of their heroic acts. Eighty four people have received the award to
date in 2015 and to 9,821 the total number since the Pittsburgh-based Fund's
inception in 1904.
Stuart Chaffin, was born in 1969 in Martin. Chaffin graduated from Eastern
Kentucky University with a degree in Criminal Justice. Chaffin is a 24-year law
enforcement veteran also served two and a half years as a defense contractor
working domestically and embedded with the U.S. Marines at Camp Leatherneck
Afghanistan. He received two Marine Corp Awards for Meritorious Conduct in
support of missions with Operation Enduring Freedom. Chaffin now lives in St.
Cloud, Fla., and is currently employed as a senior manager of investigations,
organized retail crime and brand enforcement for Luxottica, managing all
domestic and international enforcement activities.
Natick, MA and other towns with Big Malls, Target of Organized Retail Crimes
For Natick, and any community with a large mall, police respond not only to many
shoplifting calls, but incidents that are likely part of organized retail crime
rings. "Natick (and any community with a large mall) is targeted because the
perpetrators, who use rental or stolen vehicles so that they can't be identified
by the registration, are not local and therefore not easily identified through
surveillance video," said Lt. Cara Rossi-Cafarelli of the Natick Police
Department. "Natick is also easily accessible from the Mass. Pike."
Often, said Lt. Rossi-Cafarelli, the stolen goods are sold to a "fence," which
is a word for a person who sells the goods for them. These fences set up
storefronts in cities or sell the hot goods out of cars and vans, or even online
or word-of-mouth. "They usually employee young and/or drug-addicted people to do
the actual stealing, which is the greatest risk of being caught/incarcerated,"
said Lt. Rossi-Cafarelli, "and then pay them enough to support their drug habit.
They will pay for a room or two for these people at the local motels. They steal
for a few days, then travel back to deliver the goods to the fence, who in turn
sells it for a profit."
Natick police have worked with several state and federal agencies to try to
combat this type of theft at the Natick Mall. The department has even secured
grants in order to pay overtime officers to "saturate the mall during what is
believed to be the most likely days/times for this behavior."
FL: Along with holiday thefts, stores see increase in organized shoplifting
Supermarkets across Central Florida were puzzled after more than $50,000 worth
of merchandise vanished from shelves. It wasn't the result of closeout deals or
the green-haired Christmas villain known as the Grinch making off with cartloads
of products from Publix and Winn-Dixie stores. Rather, a posse of Central
Floridians pilfered pricey grocery stock such as Crest White Strips and Gillette
razors from almost 100 stores.
Security camera footage eventually revealed the coordinated thievery, which led
to the arrests of five suspects. The organized shoplifting ring busted in August
is part of a growing trend that has stores on their toes, especially with the
increases of retail theft around the holiday season.
"Crime rates in some regions go up almost double around the holidays and
unfortunately retailers see heightened occurrences of theft, fraud and
shoplifting," said Robert Moraca, vice president for loss prevention for the
National Retail Federation. Moraca said the six-week period from Thanksgiving
till after New Year's Day is when retail thefts go up "exponentially." He said
shoplifting costs retailers $30 billion annually.
Experts say organized crime rings, such as the one in Central Florida that
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said was broken up over the summer, also are
on the rise. A September survey by the National Retail Federation showed 97
percent of retailers contacted believed they were victims of organized retail
crime within the last year. Almost half reported a "significant" increase in
such crimes. "Some studies have shown the average shoplifting event will lead to
a loss of $317, so this isn't little Johnny taking a candy bar anymore," Moraca
said. "This is people going after high-priced items." In response to the trend,
Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill in 2013 aimed at strengthening penalties for
organized retail theft. The legislation requires a minimum sentence of 21 months
for those convicted of retail theft totaling more than $50,000.
Warwick, RI: Police arrest man for over Buying over $4,000
in Gift Cards with Fake Credit Card
Warwick Police were called to the Food Court at the Warwick Mall Dec. 8 at 6:27
p.m. for reports of a man buying gift cards from Subway, JC Penny and Foot
Locker using a stolen credit card, arresting him on credit card fraud and
obstructing an officer. In Seino's possession, the officers found three Old Navy
gift cards worth a total of $1,300, and two Subway gift cards, along with three
Visa credit cards bearing the false identity Seino had originally provided.
After obtaining a warrant to search Seino's car, a rental obtained under his
alias, officers found a receipt for $900 from Red Robin, and a $200 Red Robin
gift card. The officers also found receipts from Longhorn Steakhouse totaling
SD: Pair caught attempting to steal over $1,000 of merchandise each from
According to the arrest affidavit, 39-year-old Charity Cash and 33-year-old
Tiffany Davis were seen on Scottsbluff Wal-Mart security cameras filling a cart
full of items and attempting to walk out without paying. A Wal-Mart security
employee observed Cash load merchandise into Wal-Mart bags for two hours. Cash
was stopped with stolen goods totaling $1,044.48. Davis stolen loot totaled
Chinese gang busted in Thailand buying $5 M in Gold with fake credit cards
The five of them were found in possession of 182 fake credit cards, 11 fake
passports and machines for making credit cards. Investigation is ongoing as
police believe there are three more people involved. The gang confessed they
would buy gold and sell it for cash in Thailand. They have been in and out of
the country several times in the last eight months and racked up around $5
million in fraudulent credit card charges.
Jersey City, NJ: Man convicted of shoplifting 14
times charged again
Johnson City, TN: Walmart suspect charged in
felony theft of nearly $1000 in merchandise
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Colorado Springs, CO: Police investigate suspected drive-by shooting that
wounded 2 outside Citadel Mall
Police in Colorado Springs are investigating a suspected drive-by shooting
outside a mall that left two people wounded. The man and a woman were shot
Saturday night at the Citadel Mall after police say there was some kind of
disturbance between two groups of people. Their injuries aren't considered
life-threatening. A third person was also grazed by a bullet at a home but he
didn't need medical care. Police say the mall told customers to shelter in place
and officers and El Paso County sheriff's deputies cleared the mall and escorted
people out of stores. No arrests have been made.
Detroit, MI: One killed in shoot-out outside Burlington Coat Factory, Eastland
The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office has completed the autopsy and
identified 18-year-old Tyrell Lane as the man killed at Eastland Center Mall
Saturday. Police have released a man arrested following a fatal shooting outside
a suburban Detroit shopping mall. The manner of death was ruled homicide, caused
by multiple gunshot wounds. It started just before 6 p.m. Saturday outside of
the Burlington Coat Factory store in Eastland Center on Vernier Road, near 8
Mile Road. The mall was on lockdown for about 30 minutes, according to
witnesses. "It was not a random act", said Deputy Chief Ted Stager.
Bluffton, SC: 1 dead following shooting in Dollar General parking lot
One man was killed Sunday afternoon when an argument outside a Bluffton
convenience store turned deadly. A male suspect reportedly pulled a gun and shot
the victim once in the chest outside his car in the parking lot of Dollar
General on May River Road about 4:45 p.m.. According to Police, the suspect
drove away in his own car and had not been found as of about 6:30 p.m.
Schererville, IN: Suspect in ex-wife's fatal shooting at strip mall found dead
A 49-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting his ex-wife at a strip mall
Saturday afternoon in Schererville, Indiana was found dead in a south suburban
cemetery Sunday afternoon. Alessandra De Moraes-Emiliano was shot about 1 p.m.
Saturday at the Edible Arrangements store on W. Lincoln Highway in Schererville,
where she worked, according to Police. The 37-year-old woman was dead at the
scene, authorities said.
Falls, SD: US Marshalls shoot and kill murder suspect in drug store parking lot
A man shot and killed by a U.S. Marshal during a standoff in Sioux Falls
Saturday was wanted in South Carolina for murder. According to the Berkeley
County, SC Sheriff's Department, Lonnie Haskell Powers Jr., 37, was wanted for
the murder of James Anthony Hill, 55. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department
says Hill was found shot to death in his home near Ridgeville, South Carolina on
December 13. The motive for the killing is still under investigation. Sioux
Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens says federal authorities received a tip that
led them to believe Powers was in Sioux Falls. U.S. Marshals tracked him down to
the Lewis Drug Store Saturday afternoon. Powers was shot and killed in his car
after a short standoff with officers.
customer confronts Starbucks employee about credit card theft
A California woman posted a video on YouTube of her confronting a Starbucks
employee for making a copy of her credit card and spending $200 at a local
grocery store. Elizabeth Becerra from Victoriaville, California, and her brother
were waiting in the drive-thru at Starbucks when she accused the cashier of
taking her credit card details on New Year's Day. Becerra said the 19-year-old
cashier was caught on camera after telling her that she needed more receipt
paper. The video starts with Becerra's brother asking her what she's going to
say to the cashier and Becerra said: 'We're gonna get even, that's what we're
gonna do. 'I'm going to say, I hope them $212 were worth it of groceries
yesterday because I filed a f**king police report and your corporate already
knows about it.' As they approached the drive-thru window, the cashier greets
Becerra and hands her the order and her credit card.
Kentucky Mall Riot A Hoax Or A 'Flash Rob' Interrupted At Mall St. Matthews?
A week after an alleged riot at Mall St. Matthews in Louisville, Kentucky, new
rules are in effect to increase safety, but many are still confused about what
happened and whether it was a "flash rob" crime, a bad day at the mall, or an
absolute hoax. The police from the St. Matthews Mall area stated that the public
may never know the full picture of what happened on December 26 because the mall
does not have its own security cameras. Nevertheless, other evidence that was
not released before December 28 attempts to paint a picture of why police were
so panicked - but Mayor Greg Fischer has remained dismissive on the matter and,
according to WDRB, implied that the situation on December 26 at the Mall St.
Matthews was a "media creation."
Lake County, IL: Sheriff's office warns of rise in ruse burglaries
A rise in Lake County ruse burglaries have prompted a community alert from the
sheriff's office. Southern Lake County has experienced a rise in ruse burglaries
in the last two months, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff's
office. Ruse burglaries happen when one robber lures a person outside of their
home - usually with ploys of broken pipes, tree trimming or fence line questions
- and another robber enters the home, targeting cash, jewelry and other items of
value, the sheriff's office said.
Raleigh, NC: Man arrested in Knife Assault on a
Security Guard at Crabtree Valley Mall
Stettler, AB, CN: Jewelry Store Robbed By Santa Claus Toting A Shotgun
Denver, CO: Another Series Of Smash & Grab Burglaries, This Time In Englewood
Edmond, OK: Police Respond To Multiple Car Burglaries At Edmond Park
Minot, ND: Police Respond to Seven Burglaries Early Saturday Morning
UK: Tony Sales - dubbed Britain's greatest fraudster - drafted in to help West
Kay Jewelers in the Oxmoor Center, Louisville, KY was the victim of a Grab & Run
Saturday afternoon, merchandise valued at $8,899
Jared at the Mall at St. Matthews, Louisville, KY was the victim of a
Distraction Theft on New Years day, merchandise valued at $2,299
Berlin Mills Variety - Berlin, NH - Armed Robbery
Chevron -Pearl River Co, MS - Armed Robbery
Citgo - Guilford, NH - Armed Robbery
Closet Moderno - Corpus Christi, TX- Armed Robbery
Conoco - Springfield, MO - Shooting/ 1 killed
CVS - Court House, NJ - Armed Robbery
CVS - Cordele, GA - Robbery
CVS - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery
Dairy Queen - Minot, ND - Burglary
Dan's C-Store - Warwick, RI - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Toledo, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Pharr, TX - Robbery
Dollar General - Cecilia, LA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Lansing, MI - Armed Robbery
Gordon's Foods - Lansing, MI - Armed Robbery
Hess - York Co, VA - Armed Robbery
Homerun's Albany, GA - Armed Robbery
Honey Farms - Natick, MA - Armed Robbery
Karton King - Bloomington, IN - Armed Robbery
Kwik Trip - Oshkosh, WI - Armed Robbery
Las Comadres - Overland, Park, KS - Armed Robbery
Leslie's Party - Emmett Twp, MI - Armed Robbery
Marathon - Pittsburgh, PA - Robbery
Marc's - Lakewood, OH - Burglary
Moe's Food Mart - Redmond, OR - Armed Robbery
Mr. C's - Greeg Co, TX - Armed Robbery
Party USA - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
Pizza Hut - Minot, ND - Burglary
Rite Aid - Bridgeville, PA - Robbery
Rite Aid - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Vancouver, WA - Robbery
Rite Aid - Albany, GA - Armed Robbery
S-Mart - Richland Co, SC - Armed Robbery
Shell - Winooski, VT - Armed Robbery
Shell - Red Bank, NJ - Armed Robbery
Shoppers Drug Mart - Niagara Falls, CN - Robbery
Southland Books - Maryville, TN - Burglary
Subway - NYC/ Bull's Head, NY - Burglary
Tom's Discount - Punta Gorda, FL - Armed Robbery
Trompeau Bakery - Englewood, CO - Burglary
Truck Logic -Sheridan, CO - Burglary
Verizon - Sheridan, CO - Burglary
Verizon -Norwalk, CT - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary
Walgreens - Martinsburg, WV - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Yorktown, VA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Magnolia, DE - Robbery
Walgreens - N. Huntington, PA - Armed Robbery
Steak N Shake - Lansing, MI - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Tonawanda, NY - Armed Robbery
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