Nay, CFI was named AP Director for VXI Global Solutions.
Joseph was previously an Loss Prevention Manager for Heinens before taking this
role. VXI Global Solutions is a leading provider of business process and
information technology. They have headquarters in Los Angeles and also locations
in Asia and Latin America. Joseph was also a Loss Prevention Manager for
AutoZone. He earned his Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Youngstown
State University, and his MA in Criminology/Criminal Justice from The University
of Memphis. Congratulations Joseph!
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One Team at a Time
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Loss Prevention & Safety Team
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and Kregg Carney, CFI (Corporate Loss Prevention Manager)
Top Cop - NYPD Commissioner Bratton speaking at The Daily's LPNN 'Live in NYC'
Event this Monday, Jan 18th
With a full house expected, America's Top Cop is scheduled to address attendees
this coming Monday at the Daily's LPNN event - 'Live in NYC at the NRF Big
Show'. As one of the founders and huge supporters of Los Angeles' ORC
Association, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton has been a driving force behind
helping to establish New York City's new Metro ORC Association. His team has
shared with us that this national problem is one of his hot topics and special
interests. Bratton plans on speaking about the ORC problems, efforts and current
issues concerning all of us in retail - such as active shooters, terrorism,
retail's label as a 'soft target' and what we all can do to help in these
efforts. They even brought up if Bratton could go over his time allotment and
really communicate with the retail LP industry and open it up for questions from
Rarely do we have such opportunities to connect and hear from America's Top Cop
and the D&D Daily is proud to be able to provide this for our community.
"What Happened When I Stole From Target": Former ORC Fence Tells His Story
Those who may be shoplifting at Target and thinking they're getting away with it
- it's very likely they are not. As discussed in a fascinating Reddit thread
about Target's top-rated forensic lab, investigators may be studying the crime,
even if they don't set out to catch the suspects on the spot. Target takes
shoplifting very seriously. The company has a
top-rated forensic services laboratory in Las Vegas and Minneapolis, where a
forensic team helps solve organized retail crimes committed at Target stores
through video and image analysis, latent fingerprint and computer forensics,
according to its website.
Reddit user StiggyPop found this out firsthand. In Reddit's
Today I Learned community, he wrote about his former life as a shoplifter.
Upvoted has verified the legitimacy of his story. He starts by talking about how
he would steal things.
"So, at a different point in my life I had a serious drug problem and my main
source of income was shoplifting Blu-Rays which I would fence to a used game
store. During a ~4 month period I stole about $15k worth of Blu-Rays from a
single Target location. There was no magic to it, I'd walk in and fill a
hand basket with new releases and walk out the door. I'd run to my car and drive
away, and towards the end I would basically fast-walk through the parking lot,
they will not chase you out of the store."
He mentions that the store he'd sell the stolen items to would make specific
requests, and give him about a third of the sticker price in cash. "Like,
they'd ask me to get them PS3 controllers, or Family Guy box sets," he writes.
"I think they went off of what sold well on eBay."
After doing this for months, StiggyPop was finally stopped on his way out of the
store. "I followed my usual method of filling a basket and went to leave the
store. I got through the first set of doors and as I went to leave the terminal
doors two guys stepped in and addressed me by name and told me to stop. I made a
half-hearted struggle and just gave up. These were two guys from the higher
level of Target loss prevention. Not only did they know my name, they knew
my apartment and started asking me specific questions about who else lived there
and who drives the silver car that was there that morning. They had actually
watched my apartment that day and followed me from my doorstep to the store in
order to catch me in the act. They also knew the store I sold the discs, too,
and asked me some general questions about that process."
Grocery store has no staff - just an app and the honor system
The very first grocery shop exclusively controlled by an mobile app has opened
In a small seaside resort in the southern part of Sweden a supermarket totally
controlled by your app is open for business. It responds to shopper requests day
and night. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store is always open and there
is no on-site staff. While nobody physically works there, it is monitored by
round-the-clock security cameras.
Once you are a registered member and download the app, you can go in, scan your
items, pay from your phone, bag your groceries, and head home. This honor system
may seem risky, but the owner says he's hopeful that keeping it simple will
suffice. He says he got the idea to open the shop after he dropped his son's
last bottle of formula in the middle of the night and broke it on the floor
after business hours. After that, he wanted to find a way to make a quick run to
the corner shop possible at any time of the day.
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NRF: Obama Praises 'Thriving Private Sector' But Continues Talk of Mandates
President Obama praised the private sector for its role in job creation during
his final State of the Union address Tuesday night but continued to push for
policies that have held back efforts by retailers and other businesses to put
Americans back to work. "For the past seven years, our goal has been a growing
economy that would be better for everybody," Obama said. "We've made progress.
But we need to make more." "All the talk of America's economic decline is
political hot air," he said, citing 14 million jobs created in 70 straight
months of growth and the lowest unemployment rate in more than seven years. "We've
recovered from the worst economic crisis in generation." "I believe a
thriving private sector is the lifeblood of our economy," Obama said. "There are
outdated regulations that need to be changed and there's red tape that needs to
Nonetheless, Obama lashed out at the business community, saying the nation's
economic system is "rigged in favor of the wealthiest and biggest corporations,"
criticizing "years of record corporate profits" and decisions "made in
boardrooms that too often put quarterly earnings over long-term returns," and
saying many large businesses "have less loyalty to their communities." While
criticizing corporations, he praised "start-ups and small businesses" and said
he would work to "lift up" companies that are "doing right by their workers."
Big Lots Loses Bid To Undo $1M Falling Bottle Verdict
A Texas appellate court on Tuesday upheld nearly all of a $1 million jury
verdict awarded to a man who was hit in the head by two bottles of deck cleaner
that fell from a shelf at a Big Lots store, saying the evidence supported nearly
all of the award. PNS Stores Inc. had sought to vastly reduce the verdict and
win a new trial in the personal injury lawsuit, arguing that the evidence didn't
support the amount awarded to plaintiff Rene Munguia and that the jury was
motivated by passion and bias. But the appellate panel rejected PNS's bid for a
new trial and said that the noneconomic damages, which made up the bulk of the
award, weren't flagrantly excessive.
American Eagle Outfitters provides Victoria's Secret with competition
American Eagle Outfitters' Aerie brand saw same-store sales increase 17 percent
for the first nine months of 2015 and analysts see plenty of room for growth.
Sheetz is handing out raises to its store employees
Sheetz is raising wages for its store employees and plans to maintain their
hours, as well. The convenience store chain is now offering a minimum wage of
$10 an hour for sales associates while shift supervisors will earn $13 an hour
and assistant managers $16.
Aeropostale to cut 100 corporate jobs
The teen retailer is cutting about 100 corporate jobs, roughly 13 percent of its
total, as part of an effort to save up to $40 million.
JC Penney plans to shutter seven stores in 2016
Unlike many of its department store rivals, J.C. Penney saw comp sales increase
over the holiday selling season. Even so, the chain has made the decision to
close seven of its 1,060 stores.
Florida Albertsons to become Safeways
Aeropostale CEO gives up 1 million shares for employee retention
Holiday Period Same-Store Sales Results
Ollie's Bargain Outlet - holiday comp's up 5.6%
GameStop - holiday comp's up 4.4%
New York & Co. - holiday comp's up 1.6%
Stage Stores - holiday comp's down 2.5%
ascena retail group - holiday comp's down 4% - ANN Brands down 1%, Justice down
15%, Lane Bryant up 6%, maurices up 1%, dressbarn down 3%, Catherines down 2%
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Chasse Ballroom owner arraigned
on 14 counts of embezzling
The PayPal Global Asset Protection Investigations team assisted the Oakland
County Police department with their investigation into the affairs and arrest of
Michael Anthony LaJoice. LaJoice was living a lifestyle on other people's
savings, and that lifestyle included being a philanthropist. LaJoice was
responsible for embezzling about $20 million over a 12-year period from the
Clarkston-Brandon Community Credit Union in Independence Township, where he
worked as a chief financial officer since 2003. Investigators also executed
search warrants at several locations linked to LaJoice and removed a safe,
computers and business records from his $4 million home. The PayPal Asset
Protection team continue to support the Police with their efforts to build a
case against the suspect.
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The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating Your 'Threat Score'
- Fresno PD offers rare glimpse into high-tech crime center
While officers raced to a recent 911 call about a man threatening his
ex-girlfriend, a police operator in headquarters consulted software that scored
the suspect's potential for violence the way a bank might run a credit report. The program scoured billions of data points, including arrest reports,
property records, commercial databases, deep Web searches and the man's social-
media postings. It calculated his threat level as the highest of three
color-coded scores: a bright red warning. The man had a firearm conviction and
gang associations, so out of caution police called a negotiator. The suspect
surrendered, and police said the intelligence helped them make the right call -
it turned out he had a gun.
As a national debate has played out over mass surveillance by the National
Security Agency, a new generation of technology such as the Beware software
being used in Fresno has given local law enforcement officers unprecedented
power to peer into the lives of citizens.
Police officials say such tools can provide critical information that can
help uncover terrorists or thwart mass shootings, ensure the safety of officers
and the public, find suspects, and crack open cases. They say that last
year's attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., have only underscored the
need for such measures.
Few departments will discuss how - or sometimes if - they are using these tools,
but the Fresno police offered a rare glimpse inside a cutting-edge $600,000
nerve center, even as a debate raged in the city over its technology. Fresno's
Real Time Crime Center is the type of facility that has become the model for
high-tech policing nationwide. Similar centers have opened in New York,
Houston and Seattle over the past decade.
On 57 monitors that cover the walls of the center, operators zoomed and panned
an array of roughly 200 police cameras perched across the city. They could dial
up 800 more feeds from the city's schools and traffic cameras, and they soon
hope to add 400 more streams from cameras worn on officers' bodies and from
thousands from local businesses that have surveillance systems.
Fresno police said having the ability to access all that information in real
time is crucial to solving crimes. They recently used the cameras to track a
robbery suspect as he fled a business and then jumped into a canal to hide. He
was quickly apprehended. The license plate database was instrumental in
solving a September murder case, in which police had a description of a
suspect's vehicle and three numbers from the license plate.
eBay Security Bug Left Data Open To Hackers
ZDNet reported that eBay recently patched a security vulnerability that had been
leaking the personal details of millions of sellers and buyers through phishing
campaigns. Originally found by an independent researcher who goes by the moniker
"MLT," the XSS security flaw allowed any hacker of basic ability to simply paste
his or her own login page over the legitimate eBay one. When users went to enter
their information, they would be given an error message as the fake page copied
their data and redirected them to the actual site.
In a statement to ZDNet, an eBay spokesperson confirmed that they had been in
contact with MLT about the flaw, but that crossed wires prevented them from
acting on the information until nearly a month had passed since the two parties
originally made contact.
The optics of the story don't look great for eBay. A white hat hacker reaches
out of his own volition, but his recommendations are lost in the weeds, as what MLT called
"a fairly basic vulnerability" continued to allow hackers access to
users' personal information. Now that the mend has been made, it's time for eBay
to take stock of the damage.
Google: Drone deliveries may only be a few years away
Product delivery-by-drone in urban areas may be possible within a few years if
the U.S. government and the aviation industry agree to work cooperatively on the
new technology, the chief of Google Inc.'s drone cargo project said Monday.
Alphabet Inc., the holding company that owns Google, is in a race with
Amazon.com Inc., the online retailer, to develop drones for product
delivery. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, announced
last October it was also developing similar drones.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates aviation, expects to
finalize rules for commercial drone operations later this year, but those
regulations will only allow the simplest operations within sight of the
operator. The agency hasn't begun the formal process of drafting rules for how
automated deliveries would work. The FAA and NASA are also working on developing
a low-level air-traffic system to guide drones and prevent mid-air collisions.
Google, Amazon and others are also making their own air-traffic systems.
THE RETAIL EQUATION PRESENTS:
A TALE OF HOLIDAY RETURNS
The Retail Equation Releases Stats Revealing Volume of 2015 Holiday Returns
With return authorization solutions deployed in 34,000 stores across the
country, The Retail Equation, an Appriss company, annually reports on the state
of post-holiday returns in the United States. The company is uniquely positioned
to paint an accurate picture through the vast amounts of data it collects and
analyzes during the seven days after Christmas at the point of return. This data
reveals some compelling facts about consumer return behavior.
TOP FIVE FACTS
ABOUT 2015 HOLIDAY RETURNS
1. Returns peaked again on Dec. 26 at 11:15 a.m. PST/2:15 p.m. EST., this is the
same time returns peaked last year. It's clear lunchtime on the day after
Christmas is the most popular return time of the entire year. This is when all
return registers should be properly staffed and associates should be ready to
deliver the best customer experience. It is also the ideal time to convert gift
returners into regular shoppers.
2. The highest rate of returns nationwide occurred on Dec. 26, where returns
were more than two times the normal rate seen during the holiday season. And,
interestingly, because of the way Saturdays fell in relation to both Christmas
and New Year's Day, Jan. 2 was a big return day also with returns nearly double
the normal rate.
3. The Midwest states again had the highest rate of returns, when comparing
total dollars purchased to total dollars returned and exchanged.
4. Illinois had the highest rate of returns with 21.6 percent, while Missouri
had the second highest at 21.3 percent.
5. The state with the least rate of returns was Vermont with 12.2 percent.
"Every year, we aim to offer key insights on return behavior to help retailers
optimize their return counter and create a positive shopping experience for
their consumers," said David Speights, chief data scientist at The Retail
Equation. "This might include incorporating friendly return practices that still
allow for managing risk and preventing invalid returns to staffing up during
certain days and times."
As the hustle and bustle of the holidays begins to wind down, retail executives
turn their attention to final shrink numbers. The Retail Equation has conducted
studies to substantiate the fact that return rate and return fraud are closely
tied to shrink. These studies indicate that if a retailer takes actions to
prevent return fraud and abuse, shrink can be reduced by a significant amount.
This suggests that paying close attention to returns is a powerful weapon to
combat shrink. As companies look to improve their loss prevention metrics in the
coming months, they should consider implementing strategies to reduce return
rate and fraud and, ultimately, shrink.
The Retail Equation
The Retail Equation, an Appriss company, optimizes retailers' revenue and margin
by shaping behavior in every customer transaction. The company's solutions use
predictive analytics to turn each individual shopper visit into a more
profitable experience. This yields immediate financial payback, increasing store
comps by as much as two percent, with significant return on investment. The
Software-as-a-Service applications operate in more than 34,000 stores in North
America, supporting a diverse retail base of specialty apparel, footwear, hard
goods, department, big box, auto parts, and more. For more information, visit
For more than 31 years, NuTech National has set
the pace for innovation and excellence, serving major retail chains across the
nation with the industry's largest network of sales, service, installation and
Founder and President of NuTech National, and
Director of Sales, talk about the latest features and services the company has
rolled out over the past year in this LPNN interview. From NuTech Link 6.0,
their latest retail management security software - to their Depot Services - to
Smart Retail Alert and Employee Watch, learn how NuTech sets itself apart from
other alarm companies.
MCs Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley
take a serious look at the latest National Retail Security Survey, discussing
the study's most surprising findings, the benefits it brings retailers, and the
evolution of the LP industry over the past 10 or so years.
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New Study Shows Click-And-Collect Purchases Jumped |
During The Holiday Season
Despite wide-ranging and fast-moving changes, the retail industry is still
getting used to living in an eCommerce-dominated world. The same goes for
consumers as they figure out which new paths to purchase fit in best with their
According to a study conducted by the International Council of Shopping Centers
(ICSC), the buying public is moving toward click-and-collect as its preferred
omnichannel shopping method.
Through a representative sample of more than 1,000 consumers, ICSC found that 32
percent of holiday shoppers utilized click-and-collect fulfillment options this
past season. While some retailers might take this as yet another sign of
eCommerce encroaching on the brick-and-mortar world, further analysis shows that
click-and-collect might be better understood as a complimentary shopping
behavior. Of the 32 percent who utilized click-and-collect options, 69 percent
made additional purchases from stores when picking up their original purchases.
What You Need to Know About Card-Not-Present Fraud
Last year, Aité Group reported that U.S. credit card fraud had increased 100
percent from just seven years ago. As a contributing factor, Aite cited
increasing fraud at the point-of-sale, as well as rising card-not-present
fraud-which now represents 45 percent of total U.S. card fraud. At the same
time, U.S. online and mobile commerce is growing at a 15 percent annual rate.
As the number of chip cards and EMV terminals continues to grow, analysts expect
that CNP fraud will grow with it, although Javelin Research & Strategy warns
against thinking of EMV as influencing the shift toward CNP fraud. Rather, the
analysts suggest, the growth in CNP fraud is largely a factor of the growth in
In any event, the next step for online merchants is clear-the smartest approach
is to improve fraud prevention strategies and safeguards.
The payments industry is advancing the next generation of 3D Secure (3DS), an
online authentication protocol, to support new and emerging technologies in the
remote payment environment. This protocol allows merchant electronic commerce
platforms to link into interfaces controlled by issuers where cardholders can
confirm their identity directly with their banks by entering a password or a
NRF Publication, STORES Magazine, Recognizes Pep Boys
and Credera for Ecommerce Excellence
MI: Man charged with sale of $50,000 in stolen goods;
total of $409,000 sold on eBay account
A Pontiac man who stole upward of $50,000 in merchandise from a Livingston
County retailer was sentenced. On Thursday, Jack Joseph Verellen Jr. was
sentenced to three years of probation with the first year in the Livingston
County Jail for organized retail crime. He was given credit for already serving
81 days. Authorities allege Verellen had an alpha key to remove antitheft
devices from merchandise and that he used that device to steal property from
Livingston County Meijer stores throughout the summer and fall. Assistant
Prosecutor said a search warrant was executed at Verellen's home, and officers
found numerous computers and printers that he used to created UPC codes.
Investigators estimated Verellen stole upward of $50,000 from three different
Meijer stores over a 10-year period. Further investigation revealed Verellen
sold the stolen goods online and that in an eBay account he had $409,000.
Defense attorney Robert Gardella said $250,000 of his client's account was not
from stolen goods.
Saginaw, MI: Alert Home Depot employee details foiling alleged arson,
Kathy Marciak takes pride in her job at the Home Depot, she told a judge
Tuesday, Jan. 12, in a Saginaw County courtroom. It's that pride, and her
attentiveness, that helped her foil what prosecutors say was a conspiracy by
Alvin B. Jenkins Sr. and Terrance A. Furline to make away with high-end
equipment by setting a fire in the Kochville Township store. Marciak, 58, works
as a cashier in the "pro end" of the Home Depot. In addition to assisting
customers with paying for their items, she also checks the receipts of other
customers leaving the store to ensure they are not leaving with items they did
not pay for. She testified that her senses for that latter portion of her job
were heightened Oct. 29, because during a daily morning meeting, her manager
informed her and her co-workers that the day before, some individuals had set a
fire in a Home Depot in Flint Township and used the distraction to steal
Petersburg, FL: Convenience store owner at center
of Million dollar Fraud Ring
Authorities say a convenience store operator is responsible for a fraud ring
involving six Tampa Bay area stores and more than a million dollars in losses.
The Tampa Tribune reports that Wail Mari, owner of King Food Mart, was charged
Tuesday with public assistance fraud, scheme to defraud and trafficking in
credit cards. St. Petersburg police say Mari bought EBT cards for 50 cents on
the dollar and used them at stores to buy items for his store and others in the
area. After using the cards, Mari would take them to a gas station to clear the
remaining balance in exchange for cash. Police say the arrest is the result of a
15-month investigation. EBT cards are given to low-income families to buy
essentials like food.
Lemoore, CA: 7-Eleven Associate tricked into handing over $680 in cash from the
register; call from Corporate
Sgt. Alvaro Santos was watching the 7-Eleven from his patrol car across the
street when he noticed unusual activity. He didn't know if it would turn out to
be nothing or if it was an armed robbery in progress. So after the woman got out
of the SUV and walked to the 7-Eleven, Santos went to speak with the driver of
the car-- which was parked behind the convenience store, with its lights off. He
also called for back-up. The other officer who arrived spoke with the woman
inside 7-Eleven, and eventually arrested Kelly Marie Davies for being under the
influence of a controlled substance. During a search, police found $680 in
$20's, $10's, $5's, and $1's. Police say it was money from the 7-Eleven
registers, but it wasn't a typical robbery. "We discovered that there was
somebody calling into the business pretending to be from their corporate office
and pretty much tricked the cashier into turning all their money over to this
female," Santos said. The store clerk says she was on the phone with the man for
nearly two hours. He asked her to count the cash in the registers, put it in a
bag, and be prepared to give it to a woman who was coming by to pick it up. "Her
name is Kathy and she's going to be coming here with two officers and just give
her the money she's going to ask for three items and I'm not supposed to know
what it is," the clerk said. The woman asked for three cartons of cigarettes,
then got an iced coffee before being approached by the officer, who the clerk
thought was part of the store audit-- it was actually a Lemoore police officer.
Lemoore Police say they're working with Hanford Police about a very similar and
recent burglary at the 99 Cents Only store there.
Orange, CT: Kohl's bust shoplifter with over $1,000 in merchandise
It's not easy to hide more than a $1,000 worth of clothes while trying to leave
a store without paying for the merchandise. That's what 48-year-old Edna Perry,
found out after she was stopped by Kohl's security outside the Bull Hill Lane
store with $1,020 in clothing. without paying for it on Jan. 7. She was
subsequently taken into custody and charged with fourth-degree larceny.
Barron Co, WI: Walmart repeat offender facing 7
years and fines up to $20,000
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Tuscon, AZ: Walgreens Armed Robber shot outside store by Deputies
A man who was demanding Percocet in a robbery at a northwest-side Walgreens was
shot by a sheriff's deputy outside the store Tuesday, department officials said.
Deputies received reports that the man was armed. The man, in his 30 was in
critical condition after undergoing surgery for a rifle wound. Shortly before
12:30 p.m., a 911 caller reported a robbery at the Walgreens near North Oracle
and West Ina roads. Deputies arrived at the store in under two minutes. The
robber was inside the Walgreens and at the time deputies did not know the type
of threat he was posing so they walked into the store. Deputies learned the
robber had climbed over the counter and demanded Percocet, a painkiller that
contains oxycodone. Other 911 callers reported the man was armed. Deputies
chased him out of the Walgreens. Deputy Jay Korza, a 15-year veteran, fired his
rifle and struck the robber in the lower back.
Rock, AR: Red Lobster shoot-out suspect pleads Not Guilty; Off-Duty Officer shot
A man arrested in a robbery that led to an exchange of gunfire with a Little
Rock police officer pleaded innocent to multiple felony charges Tuesday. Kenneth
Lavell Nelson, 25, is accused of holding up a Red Lobster at 8407 W. Markham St.
on Saturday night with two of his cousins. Police said the robbers exchanged
gunfire with an off-duty officer who confronted them at the restaurant. The
officer, Shawn Bakr, 39, was shot in the shoulder. He was treated and released
from a hospital later that night. Nelson's court appearance was the second in
the case. His cousin, Troy James Williams, 20, of Cabot, pleaded innocent Monday
to charges of criminal attempted capital murder, first-degree battery on a law
enforcement officer, aggravated robbery and six counts of aggravated assault.
Foxborough, MA: Police Search For Suspect In Jewelry Store Robbery
Police are searching for a man they say carried out an unarmed robbery of
Cindi's Diamond & Jewelry on Central Street. Cindi Haddad-Drew of Cindi's
Diamond & Jewelry said on the store's Facebook page last night that the man had
come in around 5:13 p.m. and stolen a 2 carat loose diamond. She said he had
been in the store earlier browsing engagement rings, and that he was wearing
jeans, Nike shoes, a tan tweed scally cap, and navy blue shirt at the time.
Haddad-Drew said in the Facebook post that it was the first time the store had
Mission Viejo, CA: Man Sentenced in Dramatic Jewelry Store Robbery;
high speed chase, dumping loot on freeway
A 23-year-old Inglewood man arrested in connection with a Mission Viejo jewelry
store robbery pleaded guilty today to stealing a vehicle and was immediately
sentenced to two years in jail. Multiple felonies for robbery with sentencing
enhancements for gang activity and theft exceeding $150,000 and the use of a
dangerous weapon were dismissed against Levon Michael Tippit. Co-defendants
Devan Devell Howard, 18, of Inglewood, and Marshawn Marshall, 18, of Palmdale,
were next due in court Feb. 11. They were accused in the Oct. 21 robbery at the
Fredric H. Rubel jewelry store in the Shops at Mission Viejo Mall. The robbery
took place just before 1 p.m. The masked robbers smashed a couple of glass cases
and grabbed gems and Rolex watches worth thousands of dollars. Witnesses
reported seeing the robbers dump their loot out the window of the stolen getaway
vehicle on the San Diego (405) Freeway in the Costa Mesa area about a half-hour
after the heist.
Appomattox Co, VA: ATF, Virginia State Police and Sheriff's Dept. team up to
bust 3 Gun Store burglars
Three people were arrested on Monday in connection with a burglary that took
place at an Appomattox County gun store on Sunday. The business, TNT Outfitters,
was broken into at its Dove Lane location, resulting in numerous firearms being
stolen. The Sheriff's Department led the investigation and was assisted by the
Bureau of ATF and the Virginia State Police.
Johnson City, TN: Thief busted at Walmart attempting to steal
a Pricing/ Inventory PDA
On January 12, officers of the Johnson City Police arrested Dan Cox and charged
him with one count of theft over $500. According to a Walmart loss prevention
officer, Cox was observed concealing a Motorola MC40 PDA, a device used for
inventory and pricing purposes, in his pants before exiting the store.
Spearfish, SD: Salvation Arm store Burglar 'shops' for two hours,
returns to retrieve lost cell phone
Police say a local woman broke into the Salvation Army store on New Year's Day,
spent two hours "shopping" for clothes, accidentally left her cell phone behind,
returned to the store and retrieved it hours later, then was arrested the next
day when officers used a clever yet simple technique to identify her. Arrested
on suspicion of felony burglary as well as misdemeanor counts of petty theft and
intentional damage to property was Kimberly Rae Bostwick, 42, of Spearfish.
Philadelphia, PA: U.S. Customs seizes $35,000 of counterfeit
'smart wristband' from China
If you were hoping to nab a cheap wearable any time soon, your friendly,
neighborhood, knock-off dealer's supply might have just gotten pinched. An
estimated $35,000 worth of counterfeit smart wristbands from Hong Kong were
seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Philadelphia Jan. 4. According
to a release, CBP worked with the unnamed trademark-holding company in order to
determine whether the fakes were indeed fakes. The 350 seized wristbands first
arrived in the U.S. Dec. 4, which if authentic would retail for around $100
Washington, PA: Goodwill Employee busted for
Frederick, MD: Man charged with 3 Armed Robberies: Dunkin Donuts, Pizza Hut and
Corpus Christi, TX: Man accused in fatal shooting of convenience store clerk
Aldan, PA: Giant Supermarket employee charged with Arson
Richland Co, SC: NC man charged with cashing stolen SC lottery tickets
Lewiston, ID: Idaho man drove stolen car to
meeting with Police Officers
A1 Mart - Frederick, MD - Armed Robbery
Chevron - Cocoa Beach, FL - Armed Robbery/ suspect shot
Cindi's Diamond & Jewelry - Foxborough, MA - Armed Robbery
Country C - Store - Norwalk, CT -Burglary
C&S Market - Augusta, ME - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - AR - Robbery
Dunkin Donuts - Frederick, MD - Armed Robbery
El Taconazo Western Wear - Rockford, IL -Armed Robbery
Food Lion - Leonardtown, MD - Robbery
Marathon - Port Huron, MI - Armed Robbery
Pizza Hut - Frederick, MD - Armed Robbery
Salvation Army - Spearfish, SD - Burglary
Stripes- Corpus Christi, TX - Shooting/ 1 killed
Time Saver - Midwest City, OK - Armed Robbery/ clerk shot
TNT Outfitters - Appomattox Co, VA - Burglary
7-Eleven - Ellensburg, WA - Robbery (inside job)
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The importance of staying focused and positive in your job search can't be over
emphasized. Even when you're networking keep it positive and never network
without asking for another contact name at the companies you're looking at.
Operators, Human Resource executives, other Loss Prevention executives, anyone
that is in a management position with the companies you're interested in
joining. We'd also suggest visiting some stores and trying to meet the Loss
Prevention team and finding out more about their LP efforts, structure,
management individuals, and just plain getting to know that companies LP culture
and never leave without leaving a copy of your resume. Every successful
marketing campaign has a grass roots methodology and getting into some stores is
just that. If done correctly I assure you the multi unit LP executives will find
out who you are and respect you for doing it.
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