Three teams were selected on Monday at the Daily's 'Live in NYC at the NRF Big
Show' event to win pizza parties sponsored by NuTech National. One retail LP
team member was selected to win an all expense paid trip to attend the NRF
Protect Conference in Philadelphia this coming June. The winner of the NRF
Protect Conference must have corporate approval in writing to attend the event.
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NRF appoints new board members, from BJ's, JC Penney, Disney and Saks
Five retail executives and one state retail association president were yesterday
announced as new members of NRF's Board of Directors. The National Retail
Federation today announced the addition of five retail company executives and a
state retail association president to its Board of Directors.
"These new board members are thought leaders with decades of experience in every
aspect of the retail industry," NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. "They
will be invaluable assets in guiding NRF as we advocate on behalf of retailers
The new board members, who were elected Sunday at NRF's Retail's BIG Show annual
convention in New York, include:
● B.J.'s Wholesale Club President, CEO and Director Christopher Baldwin
● J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison
● Disney Consumer Products Executive Vice President of Disney Retail Paul Gainer
● Kentucky Retail Federation President Tod Griffin
● Saks Fifth Avenue President Marc Metrick
● STORY Founder Rachel Shectman
NRF Convention: Looking to the Future Amid Volatility
Volatile, unpredictable and maybe not as bad as some recent reports have
suggested. That was the overall take on the state of retailing that emerged
Sunday at the National Retail Federation's convention and expo at Manhattan's Javits Center, which runs through Wednesday. It's an industry supporting 42
million jobs in the U.S., pouring $2.6 trillion into the gross domestic product,
and pulled every which way by rapid shifts in consumer spending patterns,
technology advances, the roller-coaster stock market, unstable national
economies, particularly China, and world politics.
"I am optimistic about the U.S. consumer market. It's in really good shape," Ira Kalish, chief global economist, Deloitte Research, told WWD, following his
presentation on "Retail's Power Players - Who to Watch in 2016" at the
convention. "It's being driven by actual gains in income and employment."
Kalish listed 10 retail brands best positioned for growth, based on their brand
equity, execution and differentiation. Topping the list was Hermès, followed by
Tractor Supply Co., Hennes & Mauritz, Inditex, Amazon, Nike, Next, The TJX Cos.,
Vipshop and Ross Stores.
"Make no mistake about it, this was a tough holiday season for the industry,"
said NRF president and chief executive officer Matthew Shay. "Weather, inventory
challenges, advances in consumer technology and the deep discounts that started
earlier in the season and that have carried into January presented stiff
headwinds as retailers competed with one another and their own bottom line.
Despite these factors, the industry rallied, consumers responded and sales still
grew at a healthy rate, which is a huge testament to the resilience, knowledge
and expertise of our retail leadership."
Marvin Ellison hires new chief for Penney's stores
J.C. Penney's CEO continues efforts to rebuild the c-suite with the appointment
of Joe McFarland as Executive Vice President over all of the chain's 1,000
735 Sears stores and 952 Kmart stores Closing Locations at end of October
Earlier last week, Sears Holdings Corp. announced that, as a cost-cutting
measure, it will be closing a number of Sears and Kmart stores throughout the
country, reports Reuters. "We are going to be closing some Kmart and Sears
stores in various cities across the country. It is a very small percentage of
our overall number of stores," company spokesman Howard Riefs told the newswire,
though he declined to state the specific number of locations that will be
affected. "Every year, we evaluate our store portfolio and make changes based on
leases or stores with poor performance," added Riefs. The Reuters story notes
that, as of the end of October, Sears Holdings - according to its latest
financial disclosure - counted 952 Kmart stores and 735 Sears stores among its
assets and that Riefs said that, between the two chains, most of the closures
would affect Kmart.
Target thrives with small stores as Walmart shies away
The news that Walmart will be shuttering all of its Express stores must have
brought some satisfaction at Target where management is seeing success with its
Walmart Closure Saves Small-Town Grocery Store in West Texas
grocery story in Texas on the verge of shutting its doors received surprising
news after its major competitor announced it was going out of business. The
announcement of Walmart's closure of 269 stores sent shockwaves through the
community of Winters, where another grocery store was just one day away from
closing for good. Assistant manager Alex Harrison was preparing for his last day
of work ay the Cash Saver he works for in Winters, which was set to close its
Dollar Tree and Ashley Furniture make OSHA's list of
'Top 10 fines of 2015'
#6, Dollar Tree, multiple locations throughout the U.S.: $825,000. Dollar Tree
and OSHA reached an agreement to settle 13 inspections at the retailer's stores.
Inspections uncovered a pattern of violations involving blocked emergency exits,
obstructed access to exit routes, improper material storage and electrical
hazards. At #10, Ashley Furniture, Whitehall and Arcadia, WI: $2,280,200. OSHA
issued fines to Ashley Furniture three times in 2015. The most recent fines were
for failing to protect workers from moving machine parts. Fines issued earlier
in 2015 were the result of investigations which showed more than 1,000
recordable work-related injuries in the previous 3.5 years at the company's
Checkpoint Developing RFID-Based Fresh Meat Solution that Enables Food Retailers
to Lower Waste, Improve Freshness
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise availability
solutions for the retail industry, announced at NRF's Annual Convention & EXPO
that its RFID-based fresh meat solution, which is in development, is now being
piloted by food retailers.
The new solution will combat the multi-billion dollar loss per year of meat
products and associated labor costs at food retailers because of expiration.
U.S. retailers alone lose $8.8 billion each year due to meat spoilage. E.U.
retailers lose EUR 14.8 billion each year for the same problem.
Indiana State lawmakers pushing to make Convenience Stores Safer
Following Friday's deadly convenience store shooting, state lawmakers are
looking at ways to make convenience stores safer. This time it was the
Cumberland Express Mart. It was closed Monday after an employee was shot and
killed there by a would be robber Friday night. "Other states have acted but it
doesn't seem to be important enough to our General Assembly, sadly," said Ed
Delaney (D - Indianapolis). Delaney is attempting to introduce a bill called
Marcy's Law. It would force convenience stores to implement safety measures like
installing bulletproof glass, more lighting, and a safer store layout. This is
not Delaney's first attempt to pass Marcy's Law which is named after a
convenience store employee shot in the head in 2011. Delaney blames the holdup
on store owners who don't want to pay thousands to make major safety changes.
"Nobody cares more about the safety of their employees than convenience store
operators. They spend a great deal of money and time looking for ways to make
their stores safer," said Scot Imus, the Executive Director of the Indiana
Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association. Imus says stores are
doing all they can to stay safe and that state lawmakers should be focusing more
on the root cause of this crime and not holding store owners accountable.
Indianapolis City County Council is not allowed to require that convenience
stores make safety changes; that is prohibited by a state law that says
localities can't regulate certain industries. For now Marcy's law has not been
introduced, Delaney is seeking support from his colleagues which he said he has
not yet received.
New Mexico: Tractor Supply Company employee has medical marijuana license: Can
company fire him? New court Ruling
Does a worker's medical marijuana license trump a company's drug policy? A
federal court has issued a decision. Rojerio Garcia's doctors recommended his
treatment for HIV/AIDS include use of medical marijuana. The New Mexico
Department of Health issued him a patient identification card allowing him to
use medical weed.
Garcia applied for the job of Team Leader at Tractor Supply Company. During his
initial interview, Garcia advised the hiring manager of his diagnosis and
participation in the medical cannabis program. Garcia was hired and on Aug. 8,
2014, reported to a testing facility for a drug screen. The results: Garcia
tested positive for cannabis metabolites. On Aug. 20, 2014, Tractor Supply's
hiring manager discharged Garcia on the basis of the positive drug test. Garcia
filed suit alleging that Tractor Supply terminated him based on his serious
medical condition and his doctors' recommendation to use medical pot. Tractor
Supply filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
The federal court noted Garcia wasn't fired because of his serious medical
condition, and using marijuana wasn't a manifestation of HIV/AIDS. The court
said Garcia's strongest argument centered on several decisions by New Mexico
courts that the state's Workers' Compensation Act authorizes reimbursement for
medical pot. But the court found Tractor Supply's argument to be more
Is Return Fraud the fastest growing crime in America..? -
Could Account for $14.5B of Retail Losses
According to recent research Return Fraud has grown 25% over the last 12 months,
making it one of the fastest growing threats in North America...
The US Retail Fraud Survey 2015, sponsored by cash handling experts Volumetric,
has shown that the growth of Return Fraud could account for as much as a
whopping $14.5Billion of retail losses annually.
The Survey, published by international loss prevention experts Retail Knowledge,
is based upon research undertaken with 91 of the country's leading retailers,
representing some $844 Billion in sales annually; approximately 18% of the North
Rite Aid deploys proximity beacons in more than 4,500 US stores
Pharmacy chain Rite Aid has rolled out proximity beacons in each of its more
than 4,500 stores across the U.S. The deployment marks the largest beacon
installation in a retail setting to date -- a bragging right once belonging to
department store chain Macy's. The Rite Aid beacon program is in partnership
with inMarket, a mobile shopper marketing firm which manufactures its own
securitized bluetooth beacons for iOS and Android. Beacon-level proximity data
attempts to give brick-and-mortar retailers the personalization and retargeting
capabilities used in e-commerce, similar to how a website will optimize itself
based on the browsing history of a site visitor.
Think Tank: The Myth of the Physical Versus Digital Retail Battle
In the past,
companies have seen digital and physical sales as separate, and even competing
entities. Framed this way, we've created a battle between the two.
As a result, different operating groups at the same company strived to find ways
to draw customers away from one and pull them toward the other. Most marketers
are trying to funnel their customers into one direction, when digital marketing
can be used to augment the physical in-store experience and vice versa.
Take a look at Target Corp. It's the marriage of digital and physical
experiences that helped Target stage an impressive comeback after it fell victim
to a wide-scale credit- and debit-card hack in 2013. Target's annual profit fell
34 percent to $1.97 billion and revenue slipped 1 percent during that year.
However, thanks in part to its proactive marketing efforts combining digital and
physical retail, the retailer has seen an incredible upswing of late. Analysts
expect Target to post a net income of $2.99 billion for fiscal-year 2015, up 22
percent from last year.
In the past, companies have seen digital and physical sales as separate, and
even competing entities. Framed this way, we've created a battle between the
As a result, different operating groups at the same company strived to find ways
to draw customers away from one and pull them toward the other. Most marketers
are trying to funnel their customers into one direction, when digital marketing
can be used to augment the physical in-store experience and vice versa.
wants to make checkout stands obsolete
A grocer in Scranton, Pennsylvania is about to dramatically change the way his
customers shop. By the end of the year, Gerrity's Supermarkets' nine stores will
be using new checkout technology, technology that could someday replace its
checkstands. With an app called Skip - as in "skip the line" - shoppers will be
able to scan items as they shop, placing them in their bag as they go. They can
enter their payment information (like a credit card number) into the app and pay
for their items before they leave, all on their phone.
JC Penney closing 7 Stores April 8th - Pennsylvania, Maryland, California, New
York, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming
Lackluster holiday sales prompt Tiffany to cut outlook, staff
Last week's #1 article --
Walmart is closing 269 stores, laying off thousands of employees
Walmart is closing
269 stores and laying off thousands of employees. The move will affect
more than 16,000 employees, including 10,000 in the US. The closings include
154 locations in the US - 102 of which are the company's smallest stores,
called Walmart Express, which have been in pilot since 2011. Walmart is
closing the stores to shift resources to Walmart's Supercenters and
smaller-format Neighborhood Market stores. Walmart will also shut down 23
Neighborhood Markets, 12 Supercenters, seven stores in Puerto Rico, six discount
centers, and four Sam's Clubs.
The company said it would try to place laid-off employees at other Walmart
stores. Employees who aren't hired by nearby locations will get 60 days of
pay and severance if eligible, as well as résumé and interview skills training,
the company said.
The retailer said it still planned to open more than 100 US stores in the next
year, including 50 to 60 Supercenters, 85 to 95 Neighborhood Markets, and seven
to 10 Sam's Club locations. Internationally, Walmart plans to open 200 to 240
stores within the next year.
See Wal-Mart's official statement here - with full list of store closings
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5 biggest cybersecurity concerns facing CIOs, CISOs in 2016
1. Hacks of mobile payments and other non-traditional payment systems.
smartphones continues to become the preferred source of authentication for many
financial transactions, malware authors will increase their efforts to steal
funds from consumers' Apple Pay, Google Wallet and other mobile payment systems.
CIOs listen up: once attackers have learned to infiltrate consumer's mobile
wallet they may tap into your corporate networks for those smartphone owner's
2. From Heartbleed to heartache.
Open source vulnerabilities, including
Heartbleed, Shellshock and Poodle, struck fear into the hearts of Akamai and
other companies in 2015. Expect more attacks on the creaky Internet
challenges for core software such as Windows XP; and new applications built on
recycled code with old vulnerabilities. "It's very difficult for systems to be
migrated because you risk losing functionality or introducing new bugs," he
3. New top level domains pose phishing pitfalls.
Emerging general TLDs,
which number more than 800 and may expand another 1,300 in the next few years,
will be used in active spam and other malicious campaigns. Leonard says
criminals and nation-state attackers will lure, via social media, email and
other tools, unsuspecting users toward malware and data theft. For example,
criminals could steer unsuspecting consumers towards shop.apple, apple.macintosh
or apple.computer to try to steal their information.
4. Presidential elections are prime "hacktivism" time.
As the U.S. moves
closer to the U.S. Presidential election in November, so-called "hacktivists"
will increasingly delight in hijacking the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
accounts of candidates and news outlets and attempt to spread misinformation.
Such lures will look like political party or candidate email, advocating an
online petition or survey about specific election issues, linking to a supposed
news story, or relaying information about voter registration or debates.
5. Cyber insurance better aligns with cybersecurity postures.
insurance premiums soared in 2015, as companies race to purchase indemnification
coverage. To maintain profitability, insurance carriers will require more threat
and protection intelligence and develop baseline requirements for issuing
cybersecurity policies. Such policies will take into account a company's market
capitalization, defense and risk profile, attack frequency, as well as the
capability to halt attackers and remediate breaches.
Where Will We Find Next Generation of Security Leaders?
As Art Gilliland, CEO of Skyport Systems, assesses cybersecurity in 2016, he
sees distinct strengths, weakness and opportunities for the next generation of
leaders. The question is: Where will we find these leaders?
For all its hype, the skills gap is very real, Gilliland says, and it's one of
the first challenges he discusses with his CISO customers. In a previous role,
Gilliland conducted his own study and found that 40 percent of entry-level
security jobs were going unfilled. But even more concerning: 60 percent of
security leadership roles were open.
There is no one answer to the skills gap ... but Gilliland recommends two
approaches: 1) Invest more in education programs to attract and retain more
qualified information security pros and leaders. And 2) simplify the technology
architecture, so fewer people are required to operate and manage it.
And one piece of advice he offers to the next generation of security leaders:
Know your adversary. "Understand what their motivation is," he says. "Understand
what their process is ... and build solutions that either disrupt their
motivation or break their process."
Little Rock, Tampa, and St. Louis hardest-hit by malware
among U.S. cities, study finds
Little Rock, Tampa, St. Louis, Orlando and Denver were the five American
cities most affected by malware on a per-capita basis in 2015, according to
a study released today by Enigma Software.
Those five municipalities suffered malware infection rates, the company said,
roughly eight or nine times the national average for 2015. Little Rock's
rate was 1,412% above the U.S. average, Tampa's 842%, while the other three all
had rates around 650% of the overall mean.
Enigma senior vice president of technology Patrick Morganelli said that it's
difficult to tell why some cities were so much more affected by malicious
software compared to others.
"[T]here are so many different ways that infections can end up on computers that
it's tough to make any generalizations about why certain folks in certain cities
seem to have more than others," he said in a statement.
Nor was there any apparent geographic generalization to be made from Enigma's
numbers, as every region of the U.S. besides New England had a representative in
the top 20. Denver was the largest city on the list, Salt Lake City the
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If you were to have a conversation with my LP Leadership Team, they would more
than likely share with you my thoughts on supporting company processes/projects
vs. owning the non-LP processes. This was a lesson that I learned early on,
primarily by a CFO mentor of mine. It was an invaluable one for me to learn!
Something that I've seen more than once (and have been guilty of myself!) is a
LP leader who felt the necessity to fully "own" everything that he/she was
involved in - even if it wasn't LP-related. Where I'm going with this, quite
candidly, is perhaps having insecurity about a LP department, boss, business
partners, company culture, etc., that may eventually lead to wanting to own too
much. Taking on the POS project, the inventory scheduling, the new store
opening, the technology rollout - whatever example hits home for you; there are
many of them. Often times, we feel it necessary to show our value by emulating
the jack-of-all-trades scenario, and forcing ourselves to quasi-own projects
that really don't fall within LP's scope. We take on 10% of this project, 15% of
that project, 8% of that project, and the list goes on and on. Pretty soon, we
may lose sight of what we're really here to do.
Simply stating my point here, ponder the idea of, "doing what LP does, really,
really well!" The problem with hanging your hat on owning and trying to coddle
projects that don't belong to LP is that the original project owners can quickly
resume full ownership of that project, almost disarming LP of their value to the
company. I tell my team, quite often, that we should always support, offer
feedback, inject our LP expertise where needed, but don't feel the need to do
other departments' jobs for them. Everyone gets paid a salary to do a specific
job within the company - let people do what they are paid to do. While they are
doing their job, LP should continue to fine tune their expertise with
investigations, shrink reduction, incident response, efficient auditing, brand
protection, and so on.
Please don't mistake this message for one of operating in a silo, not being a
good business partner, or anything remotely along those lines. I pride myself on
being a strong business partner, and I ask that my entire team do the same
thing. In my opinion, where a LP Executive really earns his/her seat at the
table is by ensuring that his/her team doesn't inherit dozens of other people's
jobs, that they aren't a pawn for incompetent folks, and that they keep the
pathway clear for the passionate LP folks to do what we all love to do - LP
work! It's not always that easy, but if you remind yourself to always try to do
your job better and better every day, it will set you up for longer-term
stability, and won't pigeonhole you as the "extra headcount who will naively
take on the company projects that others won't touch".
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go install an I.T. server, brand a marketing
ad, clean a backstock and repair a HVAC unit...
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The Unwritten Rules of Corporate America
Keith White, SVP of LP, Gap Inc.
Keith White, Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention for Gap Inc.,
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them to help better navigate your career in this LPNN interview. From taking
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other C-Suite executives throughout their retail careers. And learn how
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Amazon Hit With Class Action Alleging Prime Deception|
An Amazon customer hit the e-commerce giant with a proposed class action in
California state court Wednesday, alleging it upgraded him to its Prime premium
membership without his permission.
Lead plaintiff Gregory Harris said he was unwittingly charged more than $100 for
a subscription to the service after purchasing products in June 2015, becoming
prey to a "common scheme to mislead consumers and incentivize them to purchase
products from its website."
According to the complaint, Harris purchased several products from Amazon.com
Inc. after being drawn to the e-retailer in part by its low prices. He was
subsequently charged $107.91 for an Amazon Prime membership he claims he was
expressly informed he was not signing up for.
Harris contends the membership constitutes a "hidden fee" for access to Amazon's
advertised prices, saying he would not have purchased the products had he known
the service was a prerequisite to access those price levels.
Harris says Amazon violated a trio of state consumer protection statutes and the
federal Electronic Funds Transfer Act, which requires written authorization by
customers before they can be charged electronically. He seeks punitive and
statutory damages but does not provide an estimate of the potential penalty in
He proposes to represent a class of thousands of consumers who shopped at Amazon
and were hit with a membership fee as a result dating as far back as the
applicable statutes of limitations will allow. He also seeks to represent a
subclass of those hit with recurring charges without their permission in the
year before the complaint was filed.
Amazon has had success in fending off class action litigation recently thanks to
a standard point of sale agreement in which customers waive their rights to file
class actions in favor of resolving disputes via individual arbitration, with
federal courts twice siding with the e-retailer in 2015.
Mobile accounts for more than half of Burberry's
Buyers' appetite for online and mobile deals grows
12% in 2015
Highland Park, TX: Thieves in van smash through Chanel store
seven people who tried to steal high-end purses after crashing a van into the
Chanel Store. It happened around 6:30 a.m. Monday at the store in Highland Park
Village on Mockingbird Lane and Preston Road. Police said it appears the
suspects first tried to use tools to break in. Then they used a maroon van to
smash through a glass window. An off-duty police officer who was working
security saw the suspect load as many as 50 handbags into the van and another
San Diego, CA: Armed Robbers steal $21,000 worth of cellphones
Beach AT&T store
San Diego police sought Tuesday two men who held up a cell
phone store in Pacific Beach. One of the men pulled a gun at the AT&T store on
Garnet Avenue near Lamont Street around 7:45 p.m. Monday, San Diego police
Officer Dino Delimitros said. According to early reports, 23 phones were stolen.
The phones were Samsung and iPhones with an estimated value of $21,000.
Stamford, CT: 70 Page Rap Sheet; Serial shoplifter stopped in Stamford
Robert Lee's criminal history, which shows he has been arrested by a stunning 41
different law enforcement agencies throughout his life. Lee, of the Bronx,
doesn't so much have a rap sheet as a rap book -70 pages long - said Capt.
Richard Conklin, who along with Officer Stephen Lopez took the serial shoplifter
into custody Friday night as he was allegedly casing stores in the Stamford Town
Cops hunt 2 Manhattan ATM skimming gangs who have stolen $16,600
Police are asking the public's help in cracking two ATM skimming gangs in
Manhattan. Two apparently unconnected two-man crews placed skimming devices on
ATMs at a Midtown CVS and a bank and deli on the Upper East Side, then used
customers' banking info to take out thousands of dollars with duplicate debit
cards, police said. The first crew set up skimmers at a CVS on Fifth Ave. near
37th St. and a Bank of America on E. 96th. St., according to cops. They then
made more than $7,800 in withdrawals at banks in Queens in October and December.
Crew no. 2 put its device on an ATM at the Green Gourmet Deli on Lexington Ave.,
then made more than $8,800 in withdrawals in early December, authorities said.
Frankford, NJ: Ninja Blender thieves hitting Walmart sought
by New Jersey State
An elusive pair of shoplifters who State Police say swiped a dozen
Ninja blenders from Walmarts in Sussex and Morris counties are still at large,
although detectives are sure they know the couple's names and getaway car thanks
to social media. The couple pulls the same stunt at each store, hiding a Ninja
blender - which sells for $175-$235 - in their cart under bags of less expensive
purchased items - let's assume puppy chow. State Police put store surveillance
photos of the couple on Facebook last week, and within 20 minutes got a bunch of
calls identifying the Ninja-loving duo, CBS News reports.
MA: Woman busted stealing $1,400 worth of coats from Ski Shop
Two days after
police said she stole a coat from a Rte. 9 store, a Malden woman returned to the
store wearing the stolen coat. Framingham Police arrested Shaquila Anderson, 22,
at the Summit Ski and Snowboarding store on Rt. 9 on Sunday at 4:08 p.m.,
according to a police report. Store employees told police that Anderson and a
second woman, who has not been identified, had stolen two jackets valued at
$1,400 on Friday. The second woman distracted the clerks while Anderson hid the
jackets under her jacket and fled the store.
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Los Angeles, CA: Multiple shots fired at mall in Baldwin Hills
was shot in the food court area of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall this
afternoon, but her wound was not considered life-threatening, authorities said.
The shooting occurred at 2:31 p.m. at the mall in the 4100 block of Crenshaw
Boulevard. Police said several people were detained, but no arrests were
Customer shot during Dollar General robbery in La Porte, TX
La Porte police are
investigating a shooting that injured a customer Sunday night at a Dollar
General store. According to LPPD Sgt. John Krueger, at approximately 8:30 Sunday
night two black male suspects displaying guns entered the Dollar General store
in La Porte. As the suspects proceeded to rob the store, one suspect shot a
customer before both suspects fled with an undetermined amount of money they had
taken from the store. The customer was transported to the hospital where he
remains under evaluation and the suspects remain at large.
Loomis, CA: Deputies investigating Officer Involved Shooting
in Raley's parking lot
A Fresno man who was seen waving a gun in a Loomis parking lot was shot Monday
by a Placer County sheriff's deputies, authorities said. Rodney J. Hance, 49,
was taken to the hospital, where he is listed in serious condition, the Placer
County Sheriff's Department said. At about 9 a.m., witnesses called deputies and
reported that a man, who was later identified as Hance, was waving a gun while
in the Raley's parking lot near the Taco Bell on Horseshoe Bar Road. When
deputies arrived at the scene, Hance went across the street to a small strip
mall, pulled the gun from his waistband and fired at a deputy, according to
authorities. According to the sheriff's department, Hance did not comply with
demands to drop his gun and the deputy, fearing for his life, returned fire.
Medford, OR: Armed shoplifter killed by Off-duty Police Officer
Medford police officer today shot and killed an allegedly knife-wielding
shoplifter who aggressively brandished the knife at the officer in the parking
lot of a Medford oil-change shop after a foot chase, police said. The
unidentified officer and others apparently chased the man across Crater Lake
Highway into the Pennzoil 10-Minute Oil Change lot at the intersection of Delta
Waters Road at about 1:50 p.m. following a shoplifting incident at the nearby
Sportsman's Warehouse, where he menaced employees with a knife, police said.
Three Long Beach residents arrested on suspicion of burglary at Lowe's in Simi
Tallahassee, FL: Winn-Dixie manager arrested in robbery of own store
Naperville, IL: Two convenience stores robbed within 20 minutes
Andrews, TX: Texas Rangers investigate
officer-involved shooting at c-store
AT&T - Pacific Beach, CA - Armed Robbery
B Quick - Columbus, GA - Armed Robbery
Best Pharmacy - Dayton, OH - Robbery
Cumberland Farms - Fairfield, CT - Robbery
Dollar General - La Porte, TX - Armed Robbery/ Customer shot
Dollar General - Tarboro, NC - Armed Robbery
Gallaway's - Haywood, NC - Robbery
Get-N- Go - Sioux Falls, ND - Armed Robbery
Mary's Sweets - New Haven, CT - Armed Robbery
Morehead Mart - Durham, NC - Armed Robbery
Sheetz - Hagerstown, MD - Robbery
Sprint - Atlanta, GA - Burglary
7-Eleven - Washington Co, PA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Corpus Christi, TX - Armed Robbery/ Arrested