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Eyes Forward: The Future of LP & Using Social Media
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Recognizing LPCertified Leaders in Our Industry

We are pleased to recognize and congratulate two industry leaders who recently obtained their LPC certification!

Scott D Glenn, J.D., LPC

Chief Security Officer

Sears Holdings Management Corporation

 

Mark Stinde, MBA, LPC

VP Asset Protection

7-Eleven
 

Despite their demanding schedules and having other impressive educational credentials, they still recognized the importance and made the time to obtain the industry-leading LPC credential.

Certification is an investment that we make in ourselves, not simply a commitment to learning more but also to achieving a higher standard. These two individuals have clearly demonstrated their devotion to their career, to the growth of our profession, and to all LPC certified professionals.

To learn more about the LPC prep course, click here or visit our website.

 


Black & Blue Monday
Malls Across U.S. Beef Up Security Following Day-After-Christmas Brawls

Shopping malls across the nation were taking additional security precautions last week following a string of disturbances the day after Christmas that resulted in minor injuries, evacuations and scores of arrests.

Police were beefing up patrols and mall security guards were out in force after melees involving mostly young people erupted around malls in Elizabeth, N.J.; Fayetteville, N.C.; East Garden City, N.Y.; Aurora, Colo.; and Tempe, Ariz., among others.

"Malls are a place for communities to shop, eat, be entertained and come together, particularly during the holiday season," the trade group said in a statement. "Consumers and shopping center employees can be assured that their security is the industry's primary focus 365 days a year."

Les Morris, a spokesman for Simon Property Group, said the company has launched an investigation, including into the instance at the Mills at Jersey Garden, which it owns.

The incidences resemble the flash mobs of a few years ago where a few dozen young adults would use social media to coordinate robberies of convenience stores, said Gus Downing, publisher of D&D Daily, an online newsletter that covers retail loss prevention and security. These "flash fights" can be traumatic because mall security guards and store workers use a similar protocol to that of an active shooter.

"You don't know what's going to evolve. One kid could have a gun and you've got to protect the
public," Mr. Downing said. "It's psychologically traumatic for everyone."
 wsj.com 


Malls debate teen policies after rash of Christmas weekend fights
An unusually high number of teen fights at shopping centers across the U.S. over the Christmas weekend -- including at suburban Chicago malls -- is prompting some mall operators to re-examine security policies and consider controversial restrictions on when and how teens may shop.

Security task force members from malls across the U.S. conducted a conference call Tuesday to discuss strategies for preventing mayhem, which may include more mall security or even bans on teens coming to malls alone, after multiple reports of teen fights over the four-day holiday, said Stephanie Cegielski, vice president of public relations for the International Council of Shopping Centers. securityinfowatch.com

California mall's new teenager ban violates civil rights law, ACLU says
Arden Fair mall's decision to ban unaccompanied teenagers the day after Christmas is drawing criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union along with some parents and teenagers who say it discriminates against a broad category of people, barring them from a space open to the public. securityinfowatch.com

Beachwood, OH: Mall implements weekend adult supervision policy
following post-Christmas brawl

Beachwood Place mall will implement a new adult supervision policy starting this Friday for all shoppers ages 17 and under on weekend evenings.

The policy -- called a Parental Guidance Required program, or PGR -- was put in place after a group, mostly comprised of teenagers, started a large-scale brawl at the mall Dec. 26. The mall was evacuated, and pepper spray was used to disperse the crowd.

Similar mall fights were reported across the country on the same night, and the fights may have been loosely organized via social media, officials believe. cleveland.com

Retailers have little defense when faced with shoplifting mobs
"Shoplifting mobs" have hit a variety of high-end stores in Massachusetts in recent months as retailers across the country report a sharp increase is losses to theft and fraud.

Organized shoplifting gangs have plagued retailers for some times, but the crimes took on a new twist about 5 years ago as the rise of social media, texting and other communications technologies gave birth to spontaneously organized "flash mob" thefts, sometimes referred to as "flash robs."

Kaerney said that in response to increasing retail crime, several retail associations in the region created an internet portal, called the New England Organized Retail Crime Alliance, that allows members to share information about shoplifting incidents and other crimes to help identify trends and the people behind them. He said those kinds of tools may be retailers best options for combating shoplifting mobs. wickedlocal.com

U.S. Raises Bar For Seafood Imports To Curb Fraud
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries will administer the Seafood Import Monitoring Program to further curb Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing practices and to identify misrepresented seafood imports before they enter the U.S. market.

The program requires that importers report information and maintain records about the harvest, landing and chain of custody of imported fish and fish products for certain priority species identified as especially vulnerable to IUU fishing and seafood fraud. The program will eventually expand to include all species.  theshelbyreport.com
 
Sweetgreen's 64 restaurants going cashless
Security - Safeness - Reducing Security Expense - Drive Decision
Will Cashless Society Become Reality?

The company's 64 stores, reports Fast Company, are dispensing with cash starting next year, for a number of purely practical reasons: It removes the potential of robbery, keeping employees safe; it removes the need for cash-counting and armored cars, resulting in cost savings; and it speeds up transactions. associationsnow.com

FTC expected to rule on Walgreens-Rite Aid merger before Trump takes office
Among the reasons why the FTC would consider blocking the deal would be a question of if "Fred's is too small to replace Rite Aid in markets where Walgreens and Rite Aid are the only drugstore chains," the Post reported.  drugstorenews.com

Queens, NY: Community saddened by 4-alarm fire that destroyed 14 stores
A massive fire destroyed a row of stores in Queens, tearing through the heart and soul of a community. The block of business in the neighborhood of Kew Gardens, Queens served the community for decades.

In just a few hours, everything was gone -- the barbershop, the bakery, convenience store, and more than a dozen business destroyed by the overnight fire. The searing five alarm fire spread across a common roof and doomed the row of businesses down below. The flames and thick smoke engulfed a total of 14 shops. fox5ny.com

These Retailers Have Tightened Their Post-Holiday Return Policies

J.C. Penney sells Plano HQ for $353M & Eases Debt Outlook

Office Depot sells European business

Analyst: Starbucks to unseat McD's as top restaurant chain

$15 minimum wage starts in Seattle


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IT Pressed for Time on Breach Investigations
A survey of 108 IT and security professionals during the RSA Conference 2016 by security intelligence firm Balabit found 44% said their organization regularly fails to investigate and report on breaches in time. Three-quarters of respondents said they face a time limit to investigate a potential incident-with 40% of that 75% saying they only get a few hours to figure it out. Fourteen percent said they had until the end of that business day, 11% said a few days, while a few weeks and a few months each polled at 5%.

"The primary reason for not being able to investigate data breaches in time is that organizations still do not understand their own data." wsj.com

Walmart is 2016 mobile retailer of the year
Walmart has had an exceptional year in 2016, and might have even gained enough traction to catch up with ecommerce giant Amazon.

Walmart has made major changes in 2016 with alterations within its business model, bricks-and-mortar adjustments, major technology updates and significant company acquisitions.

An acquisition of the online retailer Jet.com put Walmart on the map this year to potentially dethrone Amazon, which many say it accomplished.

Another major step that helped propel Walmart in the right direction was its online and mobile pay system that launched in December of 2015 but saw real growth in 2016. With mobile payments becoming increasing important in online purchasing, Walmart's solution was a major step in the right direction.

Walmart was originally experiencing slower growth in online sales, so it turned its attention to Walmart Pay, which made an impact. Throughout the year the mobile pay platform continued to rollout to major markets in the United States and Canada.

Walmart's initial research showed that 80 percent of Walmart Pay transactions came from repeat users (see story). mobilecommercedaily.com

Beyond skimming: The state of ATM fraud in the age of EMV
By all measures, skimming is an ATM epidemic. In fact, FICO reports that ATM skimming increased by nearly 550 percent from 2014 to 2015. According to U.S. News & World Report, as much as $2 billion a year may be lost to ATM skimming. And ATM Industry Association research cited by the Chicago Tribune estimates that losses incurred when a single skimming device is placed on an ATM average $650 per card and can cost up to $100,000. co-opfs.org

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Bob Petelin, LP/Security Industry Veteran, Passes Away at age 57
Robert "Bob" Anthony Petelin, age 57, of Summerfield, OH formerly of Medina, OH passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, OH. He was born July 18, 1959 in Medina, OH, a son of Patricia Zbikowski Petelin of Medina and the late Lawrence F. Petelin.

Bob had a thirst for knowledge which eventually rewarded him with a MBA from Ashland University. He enjoyed coaching football and softball for the Shenandoah Zeps. One of his greatest passions was hunting, while enjoying nature and the outdoors. He loved nothing more than spending time with his family and friends.

Bob's experience in LP goes back decades. Over the years, he worked for Gold Circle Stores, Sterling Jewelers, and American Greetings to name a few. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. chandlerfuneralhome.net 






Top trends in security tech to expect in 2017

By Johan Paulsson, Chief Technology Officer, Axis Communications

The shops are super busy and, depending on which hemisphere you live in, it's either time to turn on the central heating or break out the shorts and shades.

But it's also time to look ahead to 2017 and wonder what it might have in store for us.

On a global level the world is going through turbulent times, with conflicts, political uncertainty, an ongoing refugee crisis and a somewhat fragile economic recovery from the most recent financial downturn. At the same time, technological developments continue unabated, with high-speed networks, big data and deep learning moving beyond that initial phase of just being marketing buzzwords to enabling new and improved security offerings.

Similarly, we expect the so-called 'internet of things' to be much less of a novelty and become part of the fabric of our daily lives.

However, that means manufacturers of internet-enabled devices will have to step up and take much more responsibility for the level of default security they ship with. All of these factors are likely to fuel demand for increased security, both physical and online.

The security industry will continue its trend of offering more specific solutions to particular problems, rather than one-size fits all hardware/software

Security as a service (SaaS)

As many other technologies have done, we expect customers will stop looking at physical security as simply being a collection of hardware and software connected to a network. Instead, we think they will start to see their security as a service - remote and professionally hosting and monitoring of video transmitted from the customer's premise.

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Vancouver is booming
Outlook 2017: Major changes in store for Vancouver retail

Metro Vancouver's retail scene is expected to transform in 2017 with new malls launching construction and a slew of new retailers opening their first stores in the region.

"Vancouver will have a very exciting year for retail in 2017," said retail analyst and Retail Insider Media owner Craig Patterson.

As for the region's new shopping malls, both the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport and Tsawwassen Commons are set to break ground on Phase 2 malls in 2017. The 1.2-million-square-foot Tsawwassen Mills mall, opened in October.

At least 15 major brands to open their first Metro Vancouver locations in 2017.  biv.com

From digital boards to big, bad Amazon:
'Disrupt or be disrupted'- What to expect from 2017's retail landscape

E-commerce growth, expansion of luxury and discount brands among the expected retail trends

As 2016 nears an end, here are the top retail trends to look forward to in the new year:

Retailers will continue to expand their e-commerce offerings
In 2016, Canadians averaged more than $44 billion in retail sales every month with e-commerce sales accounting for about two per cent, according to Statistics Canada. E-Commerce is growing at a pace of 15 per cent each year compared with three per cent growth in bricks-and-mortar sales.

Digitizing the store experience
2017 is going to be a year where more retailers will try to incorporate more useful digital aspects into the store experience. You'll see more beacons used to interact with smartphones.

The death of the mid-tier retailer and shopping mall
In 2016, Canada saw the growth of the luxury sector and the discounted brand name sector, which includes stores such as Saks Off Fifth, Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls and Winners.

Retailers are hoping Canadians will continue to have an appetite for the experience of shopping for high-end goods and also be driven into "off-price" stores in the hopes of finding a bargain.

Meanwhile, regional malls and retailers, such as a struggling Sears Canada, will continue to face fierce competition in the new year.

Amazon will continue to be the biggest threat to Canadian retail
Stephens says Amazon is continuing to disrupt retailing and although some of its services, Amazon Go and Amazon Echo, aren't available here yet, retailers should be preparing for when the move inevitably happens.

"The old trite adage is either disrupt or be disrupted. But it's never been more true than today."

Editor's Note: E-Commerce is still relatively new in Canada, but it's been growing at light speed with Amazon and Wal-Mart literally taking the market by storm, listing over one million products online this year alone.

They're only now starting to see the impact of Amazon and, while the consumer is still heavily reliant on traditional retail, 2017 will probably see a major change in the consumers. As they're starving for the attention. This will be the year of e-commerce in Canada and a number of retailers will be impacted. cbc.ca

Ontario's Crowded Shopping Center Parking Lots
Wyevale man's parking lot death raised safety questions about Midland Walmart plaza

With fewer city restrictions then their U.S. counterparts cities across Ontario have smaller and more crowded shopping center parking lots.

The father of three was involved in an altercation in the parking lot of the Walmart Plaza, which ended with him being hit by a car. Stott was taken to Georgian Bay General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Jason Heffernan of London, Ont., was charged with second-degree murder.

Stott's death raised questions about the plaza itself. It is known to be extremely crowded and difficult to exit, as it only has one entrance.  simcoe.com

BC expects strong 2017 after leading the country in retail sales growth

Dollarama, Amazon 'forces to be reckoned with' in Canada in 2017

Marijuana legalization: Canadian dispensaries will keep selling weed in 2017, and police will keep raiding them

Swarovski expects to open 10-12 freestanding stores - has 43 now

Burnaby, BC, CN: Man says he was attacked by Bay security staff without warning after carrying purchases out of the store
Sean McQuillan bought a panini press and a crockpot/slow cooker on Thursday evening at the Bay, paying by debit card and putting the receipt in his left front pocket. The cashier asked if he'd like a bag for the two boxes, but after piling one on top of the other and judging their weight, McQuillan thanked her and said no. But after he left the store and was walking into the parking lot, he says he was accosted by at least two men who came up behind him on the sidewalk, grabbed him and pinned him against the wall. "They did not identify themselves as security personnel, police or any other persons of authority," he said. "I was in fear for my life the whole time."

His pockets were emptied, but security said they could find no receipt. He reached over and plucked the receipt off the top of the pile of his belongings. McQuillan, meanwhile, returned his panini press and crockpot/slow cooker, got his money back and on Friday contacted a lawyer. vancouversun.com


Edmonton police lay charges after ATM theft with front-end loader
Edmonton police have laid charges against a man they say was caught in the act stealing an ATM with a front-end loader, the third bank machine theft in the city in two days.

Police say the man used the loader to break into a Cashco Loans pawn shop at the corner of 55th Street and 137th Avenue at 6:30 a.m. Friday morning before chaining up an automated teller machine and yanking it out of the store. The windows and doors of the store front were demolished and a TV was pushed into the building's ceiling tiles. Vanderland said an ATM was also stolen from a business in the city's northwest, making it three ATM robberies over the last two days. cbc.ca

Group of 'pathetic parasites' arrested after string of gang-related robberies across GTA
Sixteen young men have been arrested following a string of robberies around the Greater Toronto Area targeting stores and banks.

"We have approximately 50 robberies that have occurred starting in May 2016 by a group of what I call 'pathetic parasites,'" said Toronto police Staff Sgt. Mike Earl at a press conference.

Police services from Toronto, York, Peel, Guelph, Halton, Hamilton, Durham and Barrie worked together in a months-long multi-jurisdictional investigation.

The robberies targeted banks, shops and convenience stores, beginning in May at a Metro grocery store in Etobicoke and continuing into November. The length of time between robberies varied: sometimes a week or more would pass, and sometimes as many as four would be carried out in a single day at different locations. cbc.ca

Winnipeg, MB: Store apologizes after aggressive security guard accuses 7-year-old of shoplifting
A seven-year-old girl has received an apology after an aggressive security guard accused her of shoplifting over the Christmas season.

Little Chloe Stewart says she was humiliated when she was accused of stealing a key chain at an Ardene store in Winnipeg.

She says she told the guard she hadn't taken anything but he made her empty her pockets in public - and there was nothing inside. The security company hired by Ardene admits the situation wasn't handled correctly and has since apologized to the family.
canadiansecuritymag.com

Captain Morgan is precious booty to Nova Scotia liquor ORC thieves
More than $40,000 in alcohol stolen from NSLC retail stores in 2015, including popular rum.

"It's easily saleable if you were going to sell it. But it's also a very popular, well-known brand - something that people are very, very familiar with," said Denise Corra, a spokeswoman for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp.

Nova Scotia Investigates analyzed a database of alcohol stolen from NSLC retail stores last year. cbc.ca

Richmond, BC: RCMP arrest 16 during "Christmas blitz" against shoplifting

London, ON: Pharmacist scares off two would-be robbers by throwing spatula at them: 'It was adrenaline'

Brantford, ON, CN: Jewelry store Smash and Grab

Coffee shop break-ins on the rise in Toronto's east end

Wood Buffalo, AB: 32-year-old Hatter arrested and charged following multiple credit card fraud investigations

Alberta RCMP charge teen after 'substantial' number of counterfeit currency transactions

Four Mississauga robberies solved with GTA-wide gang sweep

Robberies and Burglaries

Circle Confectionary Convenience Store - Kapuskasing, ON - Armed Robbery
Mac's - Regina, SK - Armed Robbery

Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery
Turner's Drug Store - London, ON - Robbery
Undisclosed Business - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery
Undisclosed Business - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery
Undisclosed pharmacy - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery
Undisclosed Store - Regina, SK - Armed Robbery
Undisclosed Store - Regina, SK - Armed Robbery

Undisclosed Store - Anjou, QC - Armed Robbery
X-Clusive - Moncton, NB - Robbery
7-Eleven - Okotoks, AB - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Okotoks, AB - Armed Robbery







Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

America's Top Cop

'Founding Father' of Public Law Enforcement's ORC Efforts

NYPD Commissioner
William Bratton's speech
to the LP community


On Jan. 18th, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton spoke to retail loss prevention executives at the D&D Daily's "Live in NYC 2016 at the NRF Big Show" event. In his speech, Bratton talks about NYC's new ORC efforts, asking retailers to get involved and help in the fight against the growing threat of organized retail crime.

From his support and funding of the nation's largest ORC association and conference in Los Angeles, to his current efforts in authorizing the formation of New York City's first Metro ORC effort, learn about Commissioner Bratton's commitment to public-private crime-fighting partnerships nationwide.

Watch Bratton's speech here.


LP's Digital Fast-Break Conference Kickoff

LPNN Quick Take #1


Live from New York, it's the D&D Daily! LPNN's dynamic duo, MCs Joe LaRocca (VP & Senior Advisor, Loss Prevention, RetaiLPartners) and Amber Bradley (Owner & Brand Strategist, Calibration, LLC) help kick off LP's Digital Fast-Break Conference. With 27 information-packed episodes filmed over 8 straight hours - featuring a who's who list of LP leaders, retailers, and solutions providers - "Live in NYC 2016 at the NRF Big Show" is our biggest broadcast yet.

Stay tuned to the Daily over the coming weeks, as we re-broadcast each episode in order, covering a variety of hot topics - including ORC, cybersecurity, LP's role in technology, mastering the change process, research & development, critical incident management, and so much more! While Amber and Joe (and a few surprise guests) provide plenty of fun and excitement in our "LPNN Quick Takes" along the way!


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Alibaba, in new tack, sues two vendors who it says sold fake watches
China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has sued two vendors it says sold fake Swarovski watches on its Taobao e-commerce platform, its first legal action against counterfeiters amid persistent allegations that fake goods are widely available on its sites.

The news of the lawsuit comes less than two weeks after the United States returned Taobao to its blacklist of "notorious marketplaces" known for the sale of counterfeit and intellectual property rights violating goods after four years off the list.

Alibaba's lawsuit claims 1.4 million yuan ($201,671) in damages for contract and goodwill violations, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. The statement did not name the vendors. reuters.com

Amazon Blimp - New warehouse in the sky
"Aerial fulfillment center (AFC)"

It's an Amazon blimp stuffed with packages, soaring through the skies, sending off drones to make deliveries. It may sound far-fetched, but that may be Amazon's plan for their warehouses of the future, according to a patent unearthed this week.

The blimp, or "aerial fulfillment center," "may be positioned at an altitude above a metropolitan area and be designed to maintain an inventory of items that may be purchased by a user and delivered to the user by a (drone) that is deployed from the AFC," the patent application says.  bostonherald.com
 
Amazon patent tips bow-and-arrow-proof drones
Besides government regulations, bad weather, weight restrictions, and all the other issues that plague Amazon's budding drone delivery service, the company must also face the prospect of thieves shooting down drones to steal their packages.

It's a problem that Amazon has been working on since at least 2014, when it filed a patent for "countermeasures" to protect drones against everything from gunshots to hackers breaching its navigation software. The patent was approved last week, GeekWire reported, offering insight into how Amazon intends to safeguard drone-borne packages of the future.

Guarding against physical threats like missiles, meanwhile, is where Amazon's engineers really get creative. If a drone is hit, it could deploy an airbag, foam, a parachute, a bumper, or configure one or more rotors for autorotation. And the precautions don't stop with guns: Amazon is preparing for a scenario in which someone could use a bow and arrow to attempt a drone shootdown. Even if the arrow misses, the drone could still detect an anomaly and immediately land in a safe area. foxnews.com

7-Eleven Completes 77 Drone Deliveries

Online sales lift Finish Line in Q3 - digital sales increased 108%


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St Augustine, FL: Video Released on Flash Mob hitting Kate Spade store for $18,000 in merchandise
Nearly $18,000 in high-end purses and handbags were stolen New Year's Eve in a major heist from the Kate Spade store at the St Augustine Outlet Mall, deputies said. According to the incident report, seven or eight teens burst into the store in the middle of the afternoon, spread out, grabbed 46 bags, then ran off. A store employee tried to block the door but wasn't able to stop the thieves. news4jax.com


Monroe County, MS: Over $20,000 in Stolen Goods Recovered from Dick's and Outdoor Advantage
Thousands of dollars in stolen goods are recovered, but the thieves remain on the run. Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says thieves took more than $20,000 dollars worth of merchandise from DICK's Sporting Goods and Outdoors Advantage in Tupelo. Cantrell says the crooks would distract the clerks, and then run out of the stores with the items. Everything from archery equipment, to YETI Coolers, to clothing were taken. Deputies seized the goods at Gold Connection Pawn Shop in Amory. wcbi.com

Pontiac, MI: Pair Investigated In Serial Thefts From Oakland County Lowe's Stores
Police say a woman and man are in jail after stealing items from several home improvement stores in Oakland County, all to "feed their drug habit." The 54-year-old woman and her 29-year-old male accomplice are charged with committing retail fraud at multiple Lowe's locations - and their scheme was always the same. "They would steal property from the stores, specifically in this situation Lowe's, and then take that stolen property to other Lowe's and return them for gift cards or credit at the store," said Sheriff Mike Bouchard. "And then they would sell those cards for cash to, in essence, feed their drug habit." Bouchard said the pair is only charged in two incidents at this point, but more charges could be on the way. "There have been a number of these kinds of frauds, Commerce Township, White Lake, we believe also other areas like Bloomfield Township and elsewhere, so where ever these stores are, they kind of fall prey to this," said Bouchard. "We think that this may put a crimp in some of that fortunately now that they were interrupted." cbslocal.com

Manhattan Beach, CA: 2 arrested, 1 at large, at Verizon Wireless; 25 phones stolen

Tucson, AZ: Inmate held on ORC charges escapes from Pima County jail

Athens, GA: 'Piggly Wiggly bacon thief' may be headed back to prison; serial shoplifter with 6 prior convictions

Bloomington, IN: Two Women Arrested After Stealing More Than $500 From Kroger Store


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Shootings & Deaths



Chandler, AZ: 2 Police Officers shot at Walmart
Newly-released surveillance video shows the moment a suspect pulled out a gun inside a Wal-Mart and opened fire on two Chandler police officers, striking both men multiple times. The video, released Tuesday by the Chandler Police Department, also shows one of the wounded officers tumble through a display sign and return fire, killing the suspect.
WARNING: Graphic Video  azfamily.com



Tomball, TX: Man Charged with Murder after attacking man with a Motorcycle Helmet inside Walmart
A man accused of using a motorcycle helmet to kill someone at a Tomball Walmart on Monday has been charged with murder. Surveillance video from the store shows 29-year-old Michael Brandon Jemison and Justin Jones arguing with each other, Tomball police said. According to investigators, Jemison hit Jones with the helmet, causing him to collapse inside the store. Jones died at the hospital. abc13.com

Harris County, TX: Armed suspect kills teen outside Studio Movie Grill
A night at the movies turned violent as a shooter opened fire on two young men overnight on Houston's northside. Tragically, an 18-year-old man was killed when he was shot in the chest in the Studio Movie Grill parking lot. Emergency crews took a second 18-year-old man to Memorial Hermann Hospital in stable condition. abc13.com

Richmond, CA: Three suspected gang members charged in Walmart shooting
Three suspected members of a street gang were charged with attempted murder last week in connection with a December shooting at Walmart. The 3 men were charged with attempted murder, according to Contra Costa prosecutors. The charges carry enhancements for allegedly using a firearm and being members of a gang, which could add years to their sentences if they are convicted. Richmond police say the charges stem from a Dec. 26 shooting near Hilltop Mall. The incident began around 10:45 a.m., with an argument between the three defendants and a 21-year-old man that started inside a Walmart at the mall. The 21-year-old man ran outside the store and into his car, but the defendants followed and shot at him, police said. Despite being struck by gunfire, the man was able to drive himself to a hospital and was treated for nonfatal wounds, police said. eastbaytimes.com

Everett, WA: Active Shooter Drills Begin At Everett Mall


Robberies & Thefts

The Woodlands, TX: Good Samaritan hit with Hammer trying to stop Helzberg Diamonds $75,000 Smash & Grab Robbery
A Good Samaritan who tried to stop a jewelry thief was hit in the face with a hammer, and the suspects are on the run. The jewelry shop is located inside The Woodlands Mall near the food court. Detectives said one man tried to spray paint over a security camera while the other smashed into glass cases. They hauled away around $75,000 worth of jewelry. abc13.com

Chattanooga, TN: Prosecutors file to revoke bond of woman accused in Hamilton Place Mall fireworks panic
Hamilton County prosecutors announced Tuesday they want to revoke a 20-year-old woman's bond for her alleged role in the fireworks pandemonium on Dec. 26 at Hamilton Place mall. Police say Diamond Jones and three accomplices stole $1,000 in merchandise from the Victoria's Secret PINK store that day, setting off a handful of fireworks to cover their escape. The pandemonium injured three people. Only Jones made it out of the Hamilton County Jail, though, posting a $14,000 bond on Dec. 29. Police said Jones also was arrested in November for shoplifting at the Belk store at Hamilton Place. Because she received a "trespass ban notice" that day, she faces an additional charge of aggravated criminal trespass in this incident. timesfreepress.com

Idaho Falls, ID: Wal-Mart employee arrested for stealing over $5,000 in cash from store

North Austin, TX: Man Arrested After Taking $135K Mercedes-Benz From Car Dealer

Melbourne, Australia: Jewelry store hit for over $150,000; 3 masked men with a Gun, hammer and Machete


Fire & Arson

Monroe, LA: Teen sets off fireworks inside Dollar General; fire caused $10,000
in damage

A teenager is behind bars, accused of aggravated arson, after allegedly setting off fireworks inside a Dollar General Store. Monroe Police say Jamarian Hampton was seen walking into the store on Jackson Street with several other males. Police say he began setting off fireworks inside the Dollar General, causing some merchandise to catch on fire. As the suspects took off, customers stepped in, and were able to put out the fire. But, not without about $10,000 worth of damage to store merchandise. knoe.com



Dayton, OH: Overstock Corner strip mall fire causes $100,000 in damages
The fire is considered very suspicious due to the broken window found on arrival, but a fire investigator will make the final ruling if arson was the cause. Dayton Fire District Chief Baldwin said there have been several cases of arson in the neighborhood over the last few days, but it was not immediately known if this suspicious fire is related, or a separate incident. daytondailynews.com


Columbus, OH: Volunteers of America warehouse gutted by fire; estimated loss is $450,000, cause is still under investigation


Counterfeit

UK: Peterborough, England: Man admits selling fake Nike, Dior and Lacoste goods at Peterborough car trunk sale
Mohammed Imran Malik pleaded guilty to seven offences relating to the alleged sale and supply of counterfeit items at the weekly Bizzy Boot sale held on the Wellington Street car park. The court heard how Malik, (26), of Star Road, Peterborough, admitted to the offences following the seizure of around 10,000 pounds to 12,000 pounds worth of counterfeit items including Nike trainers, Dior perfumes, Lacoste polo shirts and Ralph Lauren polo shirts. peterboroughtoday.co.uk

Another $1.1 million of fake mobile devices and chargers intercepted in US
About 200 parcels mailed from the mainland to the United States carrying counterfeit electronic products were intercepted in a three-day joint operation mounted by Hong Kong Customs and United States authorities. In Hong Kong, about 1,300 fakes including mobile phones, tablet computers and chargers were confiscated in 54 parcels totaling an estimated street value of HK$1.3 million, the Customs and Excise Department said. scmp.com


Skimming Thefts

New Augusta, MS: More than a dozen people victims of card skimmers found at Tater's Food and Fuel

Jefferson Township, NJ: Over 20 victims of ATM skimmer at Lakeland Bank





AT&T - Fredericksburg, VA - Burglary
Bowie Market - Newport News, VA - Shooting-1 man wounded
C-Store -Chicago - Armed Robbery/ Shooting clerk wrestled gun away and wounded suspect
Chavana's Grocery - Port Lavaca, TX - Robbery
Convenient Food - Westlake, OH - Robbery
CVS - Anne Arundel County, MD - Armed Robbery
Frank's - Jackson, MI - Armed Robbery
Frate's Liquor - Darien, CT - Burglary/ 2nd in weeks
Game Stop - Fredericksburg, VA - Burglary
Hot Spot Smoke - Grass Valley, CA - Armed Robbery
Jiffy Food - South Boston, VA - Robbery
KJN Grocery - Anniston, AL - Robbery
QT - Greenville, SC - Robbery
Subway - Fall River, MA - Armed Robbery
Sunset Novelties - Jacksonville, FL - Armed Robbery
Studio Movie Grill - Harris County, TX - Shooting/ 1 man killed 1 man wounded
Teresa's Pizza - University Heights, OH - Armed Robbery
Verizon Wireless - Manhattan Beach, CA - Armed Robbery
Walsh Pharmacy - Fall River, MA - Armed Robbery
Wing Stop - Jacksonville, FL - Robbery
7-Eleven - Richmond, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Oklahoma City, OK - Armed Robbery

 

Weekly Totals:
17 robberies
3 burglaries
3 shootings
1 killed










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