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 January 4, 2016


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Developing Tomorrow's
LP Leaders, Today

John Voytilla, VP Global LP & Safety, Office Depot

New Perspectives
on the National Retail
Security Survey

Dr. Richard Hollinger, criminology professor at Univ. of Florida, lead author of the NRSS

Keys to Collaboration:
Building Effective Public-Private Sector Partnerships

Joe LaRocca, RetaiLPartners; Eric Ives, Unit Chief International ORC Task Forces, FBI; Cpt. John Romero and Det. Joe Hopkins, LAPD Commercial Crimes Division

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In Case You Missed It

Here are the 6 Executives 'Moving Up' as reported in the Daily in December

American Apparel 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.
Rent-A-Center named David Cohen, CFE was named Corporate Multi-Channel Asset Protection Manager.
TJX Canada/Winners Merchants International LP named Paul Trickett National Manager of Distribution Services and Supply Chain Loss Prevention.
Walmart named 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

In 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 employees.  heavy.com  newsbusters.org

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.  washingtonpost.com

U.S. retail sales to hit nearly $5 trillion in 2015 - A fifth of world's retail sales
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%. chainstoreage.com

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 2022. patch.com

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 Services. recruitingcenter.net

Whole Foods Market to pay $500,000 to settle overcharging allegations in NYC

Bidding war ends: Pep Boys goes to Icahn in all cash-deal

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. 

The 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 foxnews.com


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. govtech.com

2016: Year of Cyberthreat Info Sharing - Audio Blog
This 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." govinfosecurity.com

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 schemes.

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 on.[2]

The National Retail Federation, who immediately welcomed the AG letter and argued that the burdens of using Chip & PIN cards are overstated, also supported the effort.

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. lexology.com

Companies 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 threats.

"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." wsj.com



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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 three years.

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 be fraudulent.

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. mobilepaymentstoday.com

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 platforms.

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. wwd.com

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. chainstoreage.com

'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. chainstoreage.com



Leadership 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. floydcountytimes.com

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." patch.com

Orlando, FL: Along with holiday thefts, stores see increase in organized shoplifting rings
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. orlandosentinel.com

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 $1,250. warwickpost.com

Scottsbluff, SD: Pair caught attempting to steal over $1,000 of merchandise each from Wal-Mart
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 $1,232.45. kotatv.com

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. coconuts.co

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. dailyjournal.net

Detroit, MI: One killed in shoot-out outside Burlington Coat Factory, Eastland Mall
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. oceansidepost.com

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. islandpacket.com

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. fox32chicago.com

Sioux 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. ksfy.com

California 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. dailymail.co.uk

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." inquisitr.com

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. suntimes.com

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 Midlands Police

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

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Hess - York Co, VA - Armed Robbery
Homerun's Albany, GA - Armed Robbery
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Kwik Trip - Oshkosh, WI - Armed Robbery
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Shell - Winooski, VT - Armed Robbery
Shell - Red Bank, NJ - Armed Robbery
Shoppers Drug Mart - Niagara Falls, CN - Robbery
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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
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Walgreens - Martinsburg, WV - Armed Robbery
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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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