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Tuesday Evening Jan. 15

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Feb. 20

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June 14

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2019 Association Executive of the Year:
Matt Shay, President & CEO, NRF

As president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association, Matthew Shay serves as chief advocate and spokesman for the nation's largest private-sector industry employer, responsible for supporting one in four U.S. jobs - 42 million working Americans - and generating $2.6 trillion in annual GDP. Since his arrival in 2010, Shay has transformed NRF into Washington's most powerful voice supporting the retail industry. Under his tenure membership has grown by more than 150 percent, including more than 18,000 companies; revenue has more than doubled; and the organization's influence has grown significantly in Washington, across the United States and globally.

Shay has led the organization to new levels of effectiveness on policy issues, including tariffs and sales tax fairness. Shay has also been at the forefront of shifting and framing the narrative about the current state of retail, particularly its digital evolution and vibrant, multichannel future.

He serves as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Association Committee of 100 and is a member of the board at the U.S. Chamber, So Others Might Eat and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.

Retailers Succeed with Single Smart Sensor Strategy
for Inventory Management and LP

Innovative Sensormatic RFID solution deployed with global fashion retailer

Johnson Controls today announced the first customer deployment of its single smart sensor strategy, using the TrueVUE radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled solution to manage inventory while also leveraging the technology for merchandise protection - traditionally accomplished by two different solutions with different sensors and data capture infrastructures. Sensormatic Solutions now supports a single smart sensor platform as part of its inventory intelligence portfolio to help retailers maintain inventory accuracy, on-floor availability, support omni-channel fulfillment and enhance merchandise protection. By combining insights into retail inventory, shopper traffic and loss prevention, Sensormatic Solutions powers operational excellence at scale with smart offerings for frictionless shopper experiences. businesswire.com

Agilence adds 28 banners, exceeding 43,000 deployed locations in 2018
Agilence, Inc., the leader in Vertical Business Intelligence (VBI) solutions for the retail, restaurant, grocery, convenience, and pharmacy industries, today announced continued growth driven by product enhancements, capital investments, and robust sales of its 20/20 Data Analytics platform. 2018 was marked by the addition of dozens of new customers, improvements to the 20/20 Data Analytics platform, as well as growth to the Agilence team. agilenceinc.com

"Cities Across America Not Prosecuting For Shoplifting"

Fox News Friday: Tucker Carlson Tonight

Cities across America are going soft on crime because of the increasing homeless numbers skyrocketing.

Calling them survival crimes for the homeless, authorities across the U.S. are just not enforcing the laws. Saying there now appears to be two sets of laws: those for regular hard working people and those for the homeless, giving them a pass. The question being what does that say for the small businesses around the areas these homeless people live?

Editor's Note: The problem has reached such a level that Fox News actually did this news clip. Sounds like they're saying 'hey retailers accept the losses and consider your part of helping these homeless people'. With no regard to the other crimes that this activity causes. Certainly your senior management team needs to see this, as does your corporate counsel and government relations executive.

Video has not yet been released on Fox News Channel: Tucker Carlson Tonight but it has been published to YouTube.

Government Shut-Down Impacting the Retail Industry
Impacting Q1 Numbers - It will appear in every Quarterly Report
Impacting Tuesday's 'D&D Daily Live in NYC at the NRF Big Show' Reception

As we approach the fourth week of the shut down 800,000 gov't employees are starting to truly feel the blunt end of this political battle of wills.

With no paychecks and no end in sight retail sales will be sharing the pain across the board regardless of what sector you're in. Q1 reports will be leaning on this for every excuse in the book.

Impacting Tuesday's 'D&D Daily Live in NYC at the NRF Big Show' Reception
The FBI is not allowed to attend, speak, or incur any travel expenses for any external conferences or functions during the shut-down.

Along with a host of other cost cutting measures the FBI is basically closed for business other then protecting our borders regretfully.

And they were great to work with in agreeing to have AD William Sweeney, the third top FBI ranking official, to speak to our group Tuesday evening. Nor is Nick Zarro, the FBI's new Major Theft Unit Program Manager responsible for retail ORC, allowed to attend either.

NYPD Commissioner 'Jimmy' O'Neil's Office Provides Asst. Chief Fausto Pichardo to Speak at The D&D Daily's Tuesday Reception

With a BA in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Administration, Asst. Chief Pichardo assist in the day to day logistical and operational deployment of over 17,000 uniformed officers to reduce crime while engaging community members in an effort to continue to build trust. Participate, along with other City, State, and Federal Agencies as well as public and private entities, in the planning of large scale city-wide events to ensure the safety of all. See full bio here

Annual Salary Survey for Small, Medium & Large Food Retailers
Here is executive recruiting firm Austin Michael's annual salary survey for c-suite officers, vice presidents, department directors and category managers for small, medium and large food retailing companies.

The salary table excludes bonuses, special incentives or other compensation factors for corporate office employees and does not cover divisional offices. This is a sampling of the industry based on salary ranges of Austin Michael's clients' assignments as well as current salaries of candidates in its database, and SEC Reports. Read full report: supermarketnews.com

Position Small 2018 Small 2017 Percent change Medium 2018 Medium 2017 Percent change Large 2018 Large 2017 Percent change
CFO $375,000 $365,000 2.74% $490,000 $490,000 0.00% $635,000 $630,000 0.79%
VP Operations $230,000 $220,000 0.45% $275,000 $260,000 5.77% $290,000 $275,000 5.45%
H/R-People Resources
$200,000 $190,000 5.26% $235,000 $225,000 4.44% $260,000 $250,000 4.00%
VP Loss Prevention $180,000 $180,000 0.00% $210,000 $210,000 0.00% $275,000 $275,000 0.00%
Dir. Internal Audit $150,000 $150,000 0.00% $160,000 $160,000 0.00% $170,000 $170,000 0.00%

Illinois: Introduction/ In Committee HB 3856 / SB3257:
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012

Increases the threshold amount that enhances theft and retail theft from a misdemeanor to a felony or to a higher class of felony from $500 for theft and $300 for retail theft, and $150 for motor fuel theft to $2,500 other than for motor fuel theft, and $2,000 for motor fuel theft. Eliminates the offense of theft by emergency exit. Changes the threshold for criminal damage to property from $500 to $2,000.

Failing to Provide Robust Security Knowing of Dangerous Employee
Judge Rules No Insurance Coverage For Kwik C-Store in Dallas

The Fifth Circuit on Friday affirmed that United Fire and Casualty Co. has no duty to defend or indemnify a Texas convenience store chain in a lawsuit brought by an employee who alleged she was sexually assaulted by a co-worker,

The incident giving rise to the still-pending underlying suit occurred in August 2014. As recounted in the complaint, an employee of a Midland Kent Kwik convenience store was locking up at the end of a shift when she was attacked and sexually assaulted by a co-worker who had come over from another store. The suit didn't provide any further details, nor did it name the co-worker, who was not included as a defendant.

The employee accused Kent of failing to provide more robust security measures at the convenience store and of having "knowledge of the dangerous nature of the attacker well before the incident occurred" but still allowing him to work for the company.

the claims asserted by the Kent employee clearly fall under "employer's liability" and "abuse or molestation" exclusions in the Midland-based company's primary and umbrella liability policies. law360.com

Class Action: Wayfair CEO & CFO Inflated Stock & Dumped $87M
Executives at Wayfair Inc. raked in more than $87 million by pumping up the company's value during an investor call and then selling off their shares before announcing disappointing results the next quarter, a proposed class action filed Friday in Boston federal court alleges.

The lawsuit says the online home goods company deliberately sought to inflate the price of its stock, and that its CEO, CFO and co-founder proceeded to sell tens of thousands of their personal shares to make around $66 million. law360.com

Woman sues Subway after 'hero' son died protecting her during robbery
inside store

A woman is suing a Subway franchisee almost two years after her son was gunned down in the restaurant in southeast Houston while protecting her from two armed robbers - a crime that gripped the community and prompted an outpouring of support from friends and neighbors. Hilda Vasquez filed the lawsuit through her attorney, Paul Skrabanek, on Tuesday in Harris County Civil Court. Both Vasquez and her son, Javier Flores, were working at the Subway at the time of the robbery. The suit claims the franchisee failed to properly train or supervise its employees, failed to maintain a safe work environment and failed to retain a security company despite the apparent risks. Vasquez is asking for more than $1 million in damages. chron.com

WorkJam Announces Acquisition of Peerio Technologies
WorkJam, the leading digital workplace solutions provider, today announces the completion of the acquisition of Peerio Technologies ("Peerio"), a leading provider of employee communication software with one of the most secure messaging and file sharing technology platforms on the market today.

By acquiring Peerio and its entire workforce, WorkJam is continuing to invest in building the market's most complete enterprise class digital workplace platform - one that unifies the employee experience across an ever-growing number of channels, devices, and touch points. workjam.com

Study from FM Global recommends finance chiefs spell out risks posed by climate change and adverse weather conditions
Finance chiefs world-wide could do a better job communicating the risks from natural disasters, according to an analysis of nearly 100 filings by FM Global, a mutual insurance company.

"CFOs really need to think about how vulnerable their businesses are," Mr. Jones said.

CFOs at companies with a large, international footprint should take a two-to-five year view when assessing their potential exposure to disasters and the effects of climate change, and think about ways to protect their operations against fire, flooding and other events, FM Global said. wsj.com

VP, Asset Protection JCPenney - Dallas, TX - Reposted on LinkedIn Saturday
As the Vice President of Asset Protection you will provide leadership and direction in the development, implementation and monitoring of effective, coordinated programs to reduce the possibility of internal and external theft, to reduce shrinkage, to ensure physical protection of associates, customers and Company assets, and to investigate losses.

With over 850 store locations across the United States and Puerto Rico. Supporting this value proposition is the warrior spirit of over 100,000 JCPenney associates worldwide, who are focused on the Company's three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. jobvite.com

Warby Parker is looking for a Director of Loss Prevention and Corporate Security to lead all loss prevention and security functions for our retail stores, HQs, optical lab, and online platforms. In this role, you'll develop and implement policies, programs, and procedures to control risk, reduce shrinkage, and protect our employees and assets. We'll rely on you to collaborate and consult across the organization to help manage, identify, evaluate, control, and minimize exposure to all forms of loss in a way that's financially responsible and operationally sustainable. Sound right up your alley? Keep reading!

Director of Loss Prevention and Corporate Security for Warby Parker in NYC
Sounds Like a New Position - Create the Program From Scratch

Warby Parker is looking for a Director of Loss Prevention and Corporate Security to lead all loss prevention and security functions for our retail stores, HQs, optical lab, and online platforms. In this role, you'll develop and implement policies, programs, and procedures to control risk, reduce shrinkage, and protect our employees and assets. We'll rely on you to collaborate and consult across the organization to help manage, identify, evaluate, control, and minimize exposure to all forms of loss in a way that's financially responsible and operationally sustainable. Sound right up your alley? Keep reading!

Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. In the last eight years, we've grown to over 60 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada, opened our first optical lab in upstate New York, and launched two of our own iOS apps. And for three years running, Fast Company has named us one of the world's most innovative companies. getrake.io

Director, Inventory Control for Dollar Tree - Based in Virginia
The Director of Inventory Control works in the Finance Shared Services organization of Family Dollar. This position is responsible for managing the Inventory Control and Inventory Operations teams for conducting physical inventories and building inventory related processes, physical inventory metrics and shrink reporting, new projects as well as department process improvement. brassring.com

Headquartered in Chesapeake, VA, Dollar Tree is the largest and most successful single-price-point retailer in North America, operating thousands of stores across 48 contiguous U.S. states and five Canadian provinces, supported by a solid and scalable logistics network.

Live in NYC at the NRF Big Show 2019

Monday: LP's LIVE Streamed Digital Conference 9 pm to 4 pm EST

Making a Murderer: From the Screen to the Hot Seat

Don't miss this session streaming live at 3:40 pm EST

The Netflix Docuseries, "Making a Murderer" highlighted the case of Brendan Dassey and the interrogation that led to a highly controversial "confession" and guilty verdict resulting in Brendan's incarceration. This docuseries is one that directly impacts the practitioners, ranging from loss prevention to law enforcement.

In this session with Gus Downing, Dave Thompson, CFI of WZ will discuss the impact this docuseries has had on the interrogation community and how it has helped push the evolution of this essential skill in our industry.

Watch the episode and find out how one case has made such an incredible impact on an entire industry.

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Government shutdown poses cybersecurity threat
Oversight agency has furloughed more than 40% of its staff

"The government shutdown is a major setback with potentially severe effects," cybersecurity experts said, the shutdown is hurting morale at a critical government agency that monitors threats to the financial industry, telecommunications networks and power grids.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security, has furloughed 43% of its staff-more than 1,500 of its 3,541 employees. In addition, the lack of funding is slowing the build-out of the National Risk Management Center, which Homeland Security launched in July with the aim of beefing up collaboration with the private sector and pooling information on threats across different industries.

Most of the staff members who are still working, albeit without pay, are assigned to a division known as the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, according to Dave Weinstein, vice president of threat research at Claroty, a cybersecurity software company in Manhattan.

That's the real-time monitoring hub for DHS," Weinstein said. crainsnewyork.com

NIST Shutdown - Bad News For IT Security
US Shutdown Plays into Hackers' Hands
The US government shutdown is having a chilling effect on national cybersecurity, with 80 government web certificates having already expired without being renewed and FBI agents issuing a stark warning.

The concern is that as the shutdown continues, growing numbers of certificates will expire without being renewed, increasing the security risk.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is particularly badly affected by the shutdown, with an estimated 85% of personnel furloughed and its website shut.

That's bad news for the information security community as NIST guidance documents and frameworks are widely consulted to improve baseline security practices around the world. infosecuritymagazine.com

Hyatt First Major Hotel Chain to Launch Bug Bounty
In the wake of the massive data breach suffered by Marriott, Hyatt has announced that it will launch a bug bounty program in partnership with HackerOne, making it the first major hotel chain in the world to have a public bug bounty program.

"By being the first organization in the hospitality industry to embrace the collaborative efforts of global security researchers, Hyatt hopes to continue to raise its already high level of security standards as well as learn from and collaborate with security researchers," Hyatt stated in its program policy.

With the goal of better protecting its millions of global guests from cyber threats, the Hyatt program will engage with researchers around the globe, offering them the chance to earn cash rewards for reporting valid security flaws on Hyatt.com, m.hyatt.com, world.hyatt.com, and the iOS and Android versions of the Hyatt mobile app. infosecurity-magazine.com

Americans Think the US is Prepared for a Cyberattack
Of 26 countries surveyed by Pew Research, Americans are among the most likely to say cyberattacks will happen.

Nearly half (47%) say their country is well prepared to handle a major cyberattack, but an equal share disagrees. Attitudes vary widely by country. Two-thirds or more in Israel (73%) and Russia (67%), for example, say their nations are ready for a major cyber incident, while fewer than one-in-five Brazilians (16%) and Argentines (9%) say the same. In the United States, just over half of Americans (53%) think their country is prepared to handle a major cyberattack.

But half or more in some of the world's largest economies, including Germany and Japan, think they are not ready for cyberattacks, the study says. securitymagazine.com

Director, Information Security Threat Management posted for GameStop
Based in Grapevine, TX

Working independently and strategically, the Information Security Threat Management Director leads the enterprise Information Security Threat Program responsible for the concepts, processes and technologies protecting organizational, employee and customer data assets. The Information Security Threat Management team provides delivery and operation of vulnerability management services across all business lines. gamestop.com

China appoints ethics committee amid artificial intelligence push

NotPetya Victim Mondelez Sues Zurich Insurance for $100 Million



'Inside the LPRC IMPACT Conference' 2018
An Eight-Episode Series Presented by Sensormatic

Assessing The Real-World Impact of LP Efforts
The LPRC Delivers Evidence-Based Solutions and Actionable Results

The Retailer's View

The Value - Expectations - Impact
Long-Term LPRC Members Discuss its Role & Impact on the LP/AP Industry

Joe Coll, VP of Asset Protection Operations & Administration, Macy's
Paul Jaeckle, VP of Asset Protection, Meijer Stores & LPRC Vice Chair
Kevin Larson, Senior Manager, AP, Kroger & LPRC Vice Chair

Given the level of disruption going on in the retail industry, the increasing role of technology, the importance of brand reputation, and the impact of social media, the opioid epidemic, active shooters, and cybercrime on retail, it's never been as important as it is today to find and develop academic solutions that solve or at least help minimize enterprise risk.

In our 5th episode, we speak with Joe Coll, Paul Jaeckle, and Kevin Larson - three tenured members of the Loss Prevention Research Council - who discuss the role and impact the group is having on the industry, as the leading academic resource in the U.S. totally dedicated to the retail LP/AP community.

Learn how the LPRC conference extends well beyond three days, providing a year-long work effort of industry collaboration, working groups, research papers, Store Labs, offender interviews, and more.

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Parcel Guard joins the fight against porch pirates
Appliance manufacturer Danby unveiled a smart mailbox at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week that can operate as a securely locked safe to protect delivered packages from theft, according to a TechCrunch report.

The mailbox, called Parcel Guard, has an anti-theft drop-in slot similar to many standard mailboxes, but also has a large door and enough space to store a package. The door can be opened when a delivery person scans the package. It locks automatically after the package is placed inside, the story stated.

The Parcel Guard box also has an alarm, a camera that allows a customer to remotely watch their delivery, and a wireless connection through which the customer is alerted when the delivery has been completed, according to the company website. retaildive.com

Amazon watchers say it has accelerated efforts to sell its own products
Regulators around the world are worried

By selling more products of its own, Amazon is becoming a competitor to the outside manufacturers it hosts on its platform - and that's worrying regulators around the world.

Why it matters: Governments have rarely tried to rein in Amazon's ambitions, allowing it to avoid most of the recent scrutiny directed at other large tech platforms. But the increased focus on Amazon's house-brand offerings suggests it may now be Amazon's turn.

Driving the news: Amazon built a robust business as a participant in its own marketplace when it saw growth stall in stateside e-commerce, which is why holiday shoppers might have seen Amazon-owned brands like Happy Belly for food or Solimo for household goods when they browsed the site last year. businessinsider.com

Online holiday sales surge 17.4% and reach $122 billion
Online shoppers spent $122.00 billion online this holiday season, according to Internet Retailer research data.

Internet Retailer estimates this is a 17.4% increase over the 2017 holiday season in November-December, when shoppers spent $103.88 billion. Internet Retailer points to high consumer confidence, a growing share of total retail purchases made online and shoppers' increasing tendency to buy gifts online as the reason for the substantial increase.

Internet Retailer also estimates that total retail holiday sales increased 5.6% year over year and reached $719.77 billion for the 2018 holiday season, up from $681.61 billion last year. This means that e-commerce sales represented 16.9% of total retail sales during the holiday period up from 15.2% last year, according to Internet Retailer. digitalcommerce360.com

Target's Record Ecommerce Sales Growth Continues
Target Corp. said that it's expecting to record 2018 as its fifth consecutive year in which digital sales grew more than 25 percent.

During the combined November-December period, comps grew 5.7 percent on top of the 3.4 percent growth during the same period a year prior. These results reflected strong traffic, positive store comps and digital comps growth of 29 percent. progressivegrocer.com



Schaumburg, IL: Thieves Stole $23K Worth of Apple Products From Suburban Target; 25 iPads and 25 Apple Watches
Three men reportedly stole dozens of Apple products from a popular suburban Target store during a smash-and-grab late Thursday. Just as the Schaumburg store was preparing to close, one man distracted an electronics employee while two others broke into cases housing Apple products and stole $23,750 worth of items. nbcchicago.com

Keene, NH: Booster Box / thefts linked to $20,000 of stolen merchandise
at Online Marketplace in NJ

James Falk, 37, was arrested on a charge of driving while under the influence of drugs. After Falk's arrest, Sgt. William DiLegge and Trooper Zachary Bernier of Troop C conducted an initial inventory of the contents of Falk's vehicle "to document and protect the integrity of Falk's belongings ..." During the inventory, the troopers found a partially open Keurig coffee pot box, which was later identified as a makeshift Booster Box. The troopers also discovered drugs and a file folder container in the front seat which was full of receipts from various stores. Before securing the vehicle, troopers saw three, brand-new Nest Home Thermostats with the retailer's security device still around each of the boxes.

Once a search warrant was received, troopers inventoried the contents of the vehicle, which included the drugs, the thermostats, smart home lighting systems, Ring Alarm home security systems, Moen and Delta sink faucets, MyQ garage door openers, Phillips Sonic Care toothbrushes, power adapters, a GeoForce gaming console, a JBL bluetooth speaker, and Dewalt and Rigid power tools with battery packs; total value nearly $6,000. The messages (on Falk's cellphone) included a discussion about stores in Keene, including Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl's, Dick's and Target.

Further investigation revealed, from Aug. 6 through Sept. 18, 2018, more than $20,000 in stolen merchandise was sent by Falk to RK (Russian person living in Elizabeth, NJ and Brooklyn, NY) , for which RK sent 60 to 70 percent of the retail value back to Falk. reformer.com

Update: Pittsburgh, PA: Mt. Pleasant Twp. store owner to fight Corruption charges
Charged with selling Millions in stolen merchandise

A Mt. Pleasant Township grocery store owner, accused of racking up millions of dollars in illegal profits by selling stolen items, waived his preliminary hearing Thursday and opted to proceed to trial. But don't read too much into the decision, his lawyer warned.

"There is no plea agreement," said Francis R. Murrman, the attorney for well-known Bridgeport store owner Melvin "Beanie" McCloy, 60. McCloy appeared before Norvelt District Judge Roger Eckels on charges filed by state police and Fayette County detectives of running a corrupt organization, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, receiving stolen property and fraudulently trafficking in food orders for allegedly selling stolen groceries over the past three years. The case will now proceed to trial in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court. triblive.com

Berkeley, CA: Thieves target Backpacking store, get away with $10K worth of merchandise
Surveillance video from inside Young's Backpacking on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley shows three women -- arms full of expensive jackets -- storming towards the exit, the owner desperately trying to stop them from leaving. An employee is heard screaming as she's trampled by the thieves. kron4.com

Bibb County, GA: Deputies arrest Dick's employee for alleged thefts of nearly $3K of merchandise

Buckhannon, WV: Woman involved in $1,000 Lowe's theft ring arrested by drug and crime unit

Trio of Walmart Shoplifters busted; $565 of merchandise recovered

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Shootings & Deaths

Arlington, TX: Shootout during traffic stop leaves officer wounded,
suspect dead outside Shopping Mall

The shooting occurred just after 10 p.m. after an unspecified traffic violation on West Randol Mill Road. The officer who stopped the car called for backup after seeing that there were four people in the car, three men and the woman driving. After the arrival of two backup officers, a man and a woman, the driver and her front-seat passenger were asked to step out of the vehicle. While the female officer spoke to the driver, the passenger took off running through a parking lot outside a Tom Thumb grocery store, and the two policemen chased him. During the foot pursuit, police say, the suspect pulled out a handgun and opened fire, wounding the backup officer. The officer who made the stop returned fire, fatally wounding the gunman. dallasnews.com

St Louis, MO: 2 arrested after St. Ann Police chase ends in St. Louis may be
linked to Auto Store murder case

A man and a woman police believe are linked to a killing at a St. Ann auto store were arrested Thursday after a high-speed police chase that ended in St. Louis. Police say they expect to seek charges against the pair in connection with the death of Talmadge Smith, 32, who was shot Jan. 4 in what investigators say may have been a case of mistaken identity. stltoday.com

Lake Charles, LA: Victim of Shooting found outside C-Store
Lake Charles Police Department says a man entered a convenience store about 1 a.m. Friday and threatened another man with a gun. The statement says officers responding to a call about the incident found a man about a block away from the Raceway store minutes later. Police aren't saying exactly what happened after that. But the statement says an officer opened fire, killing a man with a gun. thestate.com

Murray, UT: Police searching for 3 suspects in Fashion Place Mall shooting; 2 injured
Two people were wounded in a shooting just outside a popular Utah mall Sunday where hundreds of scared shoppers hunkered down until police arrived to evacuate the building. Police are actively searching for three suspects, all Hispanic males in their early 20's, seen wearing dark pants and light-colored hoodies. Police are investigating the shooting, which happened on the east side of the mall near the south entrance, as gang related. Police stormed surrounding neighborhoods searching for the suspects, that includes a heavy police presence near 6200 South and 400 East in Murray. There are two victims, one male, one female. kutv.com usatoday.com

Gloucester County, NJ: Man shot by police after taking 2 women hostage at UPS facility
A man was in custody Monday after authorities said he took two women hostage at a UPS Mail Innovations facility in New Jersey, police confirmed. The incident, which started just after 9 a.m. Monday, ended around 12 p.m. after officers opened fire on the hostage taker, officials said. Although authorities confirmed shots had been fired, no serious injuries were reported to either of the hostages. The condition of the suspect was not immediately known, although police confirmed in a news briefing that, "He did not surrender." ajc.com

Wichita, KS: Suspect still critical after officer-involved shooting
The 29-year-old man shot by Wichita police Thursday is still in critical condition as of Friday morning. Deputy Police Chief, Troy Livingston, provided new details at the Friday police briefing. Two Wichita officers had been looking for the 29-year-old suspect for a couple weeks. He had warrants for several violent crimes, including an armed burglary, and for pointing a gun at a loss-prevention officer at a store.

Officers learned this man would be at the Department of Correction building around 1 p.m.. He showed up around 1:04, and officers moved in after the suspect's girlfriend got out the car to go into the building. A Department of Corrections employee pulled his car behind the suspect, to block him into a parking space, as two Wichita officers approached from the side, with guns drawn.

The suspect was told to get out of his car, but instead backed into the KDOC vehicle. While pulling forward, the two Wichita officers fired, fearing he was going to run over one of them. One officer climbed onto a parked car to get out of the way, but neither officer was hurt. The suspect was shot several times and got his car out of the parking lot, before crossing Main and hitting a wall. One officer was cut by glass while pulling the suspect from his car. A gun was found on the suspect, and the tag on his car had been reported stolen. Giving a time frame Friday morning, Livingston said all of this happened within a couple minutes. kfdi.com

Jersey City, NJ: Chaos at Newport Centre Mall as shots fired in gang feud; two men wounded
A gang shooting led to the evacuation and lockdown of the Newport Centre mall in Jersey City on Friday, authorities said. A fistfight followed by gunfire erupted at the mall's food court shortly after 6 p.m., said police. Some stores remained locked down nearly two hours later. No one was reported injured in the lockdown or the evacuation. nydailynews.com

Phoenix, AZ: FBI arrests woman suspected of fatally running over manicurist; fled after not paying for services

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Commack, Long Island, NY: 5 men wanted for staging fight, causing panic at Walmart
Authorities are searching for five men who allegedly staged a fake fight at a Long Island Walmart and caused a panic among shoppers. It happened at the location on Crooked Hill Road in Commack just after 12:30 p.m. on December 2. Police say the men were creating a video inside the store without permission and created a disturbance and prompted a store-wide panic. abc7ny.com

Man charged with 3 Armed Robberies of North Side Pawn shops

Toombs County, GA: Deputies arrest 5 for multiple burglaries, auto break-ins

UK: Thurrock, England: Fleeing Tesco Shoplifter falls under truck wheels; seriously injured

UK: Prison sentences under 6 months could be scrapped allowing burglars and shoplifters to dodge jail

Jared in the Town Center Lakeside, Sugar Land, TX reported a Grab & Run on 1/9, item valued at $10,550

Jared in the Memorial City, Houston, TX reported a Grab & Run on 1/8, item valued at $8,100

Kay Jewelers in the Carolina Pottery Outlets, Smithfield, NC reported a Distraction Theft on 1/9, item valued at $7,599

Kay Jewelers in the Promenade @ Fultondale, Fultondale, AL reported a Distraction Theft on 1/8, items valued at $5,898

Kay Jewelers in the Visalia Mall, Visalia, CA reported a Grab & Run on 1/11, item valued at $22,299

Mappins Jewellers in the Masonville Mall, London ON. CN reported a Grab & Run on 1/10, item valued at $2,599

Zales Jewelers in the Crystal Mall, Waterford, CT reported an External Diamond Switch, item valued at $8,699


Update: St Louis County, MO: Prosecutor will not seek death penalty in Catholic Supply store murder
St. Louis County prosecutor Wesley Bell says he won't seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a religious supplies store. Bell said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that he will seek life in prison without the possibility of parole for Thomas Bruce. Bruce is charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in the Nov. 19 attack at the Catholic Supply store near the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin. Authorities say he fatally shot 53-year-old Jamie Schmidt when she refused his sexual demands. abcstlouis.com


AT&T - Fort Lee, NJ - Burglary
C-Store - Jacksonville, FL - Robbery
C-Store - Rio Rancho, NM - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Lexington, SC - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Erie, PA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Kinder, LA - Armed Robbery
Kohl's - Elk Grove, CA - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Manhattan, KS - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Newburg, NY - Armed Robbery
Shoe Store (Payless) - Wilmington, DE - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
9 robberies
1 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings





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