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 January 20, 2016

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NuTech National
Greg DeTardo, Founder and President, and Tonya Prive, Director of Sales


Se-Kure Controls

Roger Leyden, Founder, President & CEO; Michael Campbell, VP National Sales; and Greg Saputo, Regional Sales Director


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Greg Brumley, CPP was named Vice President of Asset Protection & Facilities for lululemon athletica. 
Greg was previously the Loss Prevention Director, Coinstar Exchange for Outerwall and had been there for over two years. He also brings executive level experience from other retailers such as T-Mobile where he was a Vice President of Loss Prevention and Fraud Management and Senior Director of Loss Prevention and Fraud Management, Starbucks as Director, Partner and Asset Protection, and Walmart Stores, Inc where he held titles of Executive Protection Manager and Country Director of Loss Prevention for Germany and Indonesia. Greg earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Congratulations Greg!
 
  Antonio Gutierrez was promoted to Director of Asset Protection for American Apparel.
Antonio was previously the Senior Asset Protection Field Manager for the retailer and has been there for over three years. Congratulations Antonio!
 
 


 

USS Joins Forces with Nedap Retail to Expand EAS Offerings in North America
USS, a global leader in product protection, security services and solutions, and Nedap, a global leader in loss prevention and stock management technology for the retail sector, have announced a strategic North American partnership. Together, the two companies will offer the most complete spectrum of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) products, including radio frequency (RF) systems and RFID applications.

"Currently, the North American retail market lacks EAS variety and many customers are faced with one-size-fits-all options when it comes to EAS systems, especially in the RF segment," said Doug McHose, President of USS. "Nedap's quality hardware, advanced analytics suite and exceptional design - in combination with USS' innovative technologies and RFID expertise - will provide customers with a complete EAS solution that is more tailored and customized to each customers' unique needs."

"For a quarter of a century, Nedap has pioneered the best EAS systems in the world. At the same time, USS has earned a reputation as a leader in RFID and technology innovation and quality solutions for retailers," said Patrick O'Leary, vice president and general manager of the Americas for Nedap Retail. "This partnership will provide retailers access to more sophisticated technology solutions, enhanced customer service and additional options within the market." businesswire.com

DTT completes one million smart audits
DTT Surveillance, an integrator and manufacturer based in Las Vegas, announced it completed one million smart audits at the end of the year. The integrator, which specializes in video surveillance solutions to the hospitality and specialty retail industries, developed its smart audit reports in 2008. The reports use a combination of POS, video, and audio data, to provide a "thorough, unbiased evaluation of operational areas such as transactional integrity, safety, security, customer service, productivity, and more." DTT's in-house loss prevention professionals currently conduct almost 22,000 audits per month in more than 8,000 active locations. securitysystemsnews.com

Tyco Retail Solutions Debuts RFID-Enabled Storefront Shrink Visibility
Tyco Retail Solutions today announced the latest addition to its next-generation Inventory Intelligence offerings -- Storefront Shrink Visibility. This application takes loss prevention efforts to the next level by combining Tyco's trusted Sensormatic hardware with its TrueVUE Retail Software Platform for unprecedented item-level shrink visibility at the storefront. Tyco Retail's Storefront Visibility application leverages Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Acousto-Magnetic Electronic Article Surveillance (AM EAS) technologies to provide actionable data to help reduce loss and better manage shrink. The AM EAS component provides anti-theft protection retailers know and trust, while the RFID component reveals granular insights retailers have never been able to access before now. benzinga.com

Black student wins $45,000 settlement over alleged Barneys profiling, NYPD stop-frisk
A young black man who claimed Barneys and the New York Police Department profiled him for credit card fraud because he bought a $349 belt has won a $45,000 settlement from the city, according to officials.

Trayon Christian used his debit card to buy a reversible, black-and-white Ferragamo belt from Barneys' Upper East Side flagship on April 27, 2013. After he left, the Corona, Queens resident was hassled by two undercover NYPD detectives on Fifth Ave. and E. 60th St., a block away from the Madison Avenue department store. The Police detained Christian - who was an engineering student at the New York City College of Technology, where he also held a work-study job - because they didn't think a young, black man could lawfully purchase the high-priced accessory, he said. The detectives cuffed Christian and took him to the 19th Precinct stationhouse, where he was kept in a holding cell for some two hours. nydailynews.com

Pet Supermarket chain sued for allegedly printing too much CC info on receipts
A Florida pet store chain on Thursday was smacked with a proposed class action in federal court for allegedly printing too much credit card information on customer receipts, becoming the latest retailer to face allegations of Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act violations over similar practices. Eric Kirchein claims that Pet Supermarket Inc., which is owned by Atlanta-based private equity firm Roark Capital Group, regularly prints more than five digits of customers' credit card numbers on all receipts, "despite the clear language" in FACTA prohibiting the practice, meaning customers have been "uniformly burdened" with the possibility of identity theft. Kirchein's suit stems from a recent $13 purchase he made at a Pet Supermarket in Sunrise, Florida, which ended with him being handed a receipt that included 10 digits of the Visa credit card he'd used. FACTA was first enacted in 2006 and gave retailers three years to comply with new privacy requirements, and Kirchein claims that a majority of other retailers have since complied, meaning Pet Supermarket "could have readily done the same." law360.com

Cash still king for many consumers
Even in today's expanding market of digital payment options, cash remains a leading payment form. That's according to a survey of over 1,000 consumers by Cardtronics. It shows that in spite of people having access to and using a greater variety of payment methods, cash remains widely used and frequently selected for making all sorts of payments. Cash payments are particularly dominant in the following categories:

Convenience store purchases:
Cash: 63%; runner-up Debit at 41%;
Grocery Store: Cash: 52% runner-up Debit at 51%;
Small business: Cash: 49%; runner-up Credit at 43%; and
Restaurant: Cash: 53%; runner-up Credit at 48%.  retailingtoday.com

Macy's testing discount outlets in stores - Macy's 40 store closures could 'catalyze' other specialty retailers, department stores to do the same
In the near future, Macy's stores could turn into discount outlets. CEO Terry Lundgren told CNBC that the brand is planning to put some of the "Backstage" stores in its existing retail locations this year. The stores will sell Macy's brands at steeply discounted prices - up to 80% off. This model copies highly successful brands like TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack. The outlet locations would serve as a test of whether the store's new discount outlets will take business away from the higher-priced traditional stores.

"We have to make stores more productive - all of us box stores," Lundgren told CNBC. "Customers buying online have got to find more reasons to visit."

Macy's is closing 40 stores in the beginning of this year. "Macy's announced store closings could have a number of implications on the overall retail landscape," the analysts at RBC write. "We believe Macy's decision will catalyze other specialty retailers and department stores to take a harder look at their boxes in these underperforming centers." businessinsider.com

A surging J.C. Penney to re-enter category it left 30 years ago: Appliances
As more millennials enter the real estate market and a rising number of homeowners invest in updating their homes, J.C. Penney is re-entering the appliance business. The retailer announced that it will introduce a leading assortment of major appliances in 22 pilot stores beginning Feb. 1. Backed by customer research that reinforces the company's decision to enter the appliance market, the pilot is one of several strategic initiatives aimed at improving its home department sales productivity, the company said. retailingtoday.com

Staples and Office Depot Intend to Extend Merger Agreement
Staples, Inc. and Office Depot, Inc. today announced that the Board of Directors of both companies intend to waive the merger agreement termination date of February 4, 2016, and extend it to May 16, 2016. The extension allows for the completion of ongoing federal district court litigation with the Federal Trade Commission. The companies are working to extend financing terms for the transaction, and expect to execute the merger extension agreement once financing terms are finalized. businesswire.com

Orange County gets to 'Meet a Muslim' at the mall
Standing in a shopping mall with a sign is perhaps an unconventional way to meet people, but it works. At least according to about 50 volunteers who organized a "Meet a Muslim" event over the holiday weekend at the Irvine Spectrum shopping center. "Hi, hello!" Afreen Gaffar greeted passers-by as they walked past the group's table, set up outside a chain restaurant in the center. Inspired by a similar "Ask a Muslim" event on the East Coast, organizers of Saturday's event in Irvine said their goal was to help dispel negative stereotypes about Muslims in the wake of recent terror attacks, simply by putting themselves out there.

"I just wanted people to know that I'm a Muslim man, and I'm just like every other man," said Haseeb Rahman, who grew up in the Bay Area and is raising a family in Irvine. "I love sports, I have children, I love doing fun things... and I want them to not be afraid."

Some shoppers waved hello as they passed. Others kept to themselves. A group of teenage boys looked confused and shrugged at one another. Those who did stop by were handed roses - organizers said they handed out hundreds, until they ran out. They said they did get a few hecklers, but it didn't get out of hand. scpr.org

UK - Alcohol 'most stolen item' from retailers in 2015
Data from more than 100 UK supermarkets and stores has revealed that alcohol topped the list of the "most stolen" items in the UK last year. Despite an increase in security measures such as tags and clear plastic security boxes, alcohol was the most stolen item of 2015, with more recorded thefts than perfume, electrical goods and phones. According to a report by national security company company MonitoredAlarms.co.uk, which compiled a top ten list of the most stolen items in the UK, shoplifters cost Britain's retailers £800m per year. From the shops and stores quizzed, ranging from major chains to family-run convenience stores, the top ten items stolen in 2015 were alcohol, perfume, razor blades, bags - plastic and reusable, coffee, meat and cheeses, electrical goods, phones, clothing and finally, sporting goods. thespiritsbusiness.com

Ireland - Apple staff return to work after 4,000 evacuated due to bomb scare
Apple staff in Cork, Ireland have returned to work after a bomb scare caused three plants to be evacuated Monday morning. Around 4,000 workers left the tech giant's base after the firm received a "vague threat" via email, according to reports. A number of gardai were at the scene and the army bomb disposal unit were on standby near the facility. According to eyewitness accounts, cops combed through the buildings. Workers were then allowed to return to their stations shortly after 10.30am, it is understood. Apple, the world's biggest company, currently employs 4,000 people at its Cork facility. irishmirror.ie

Chico's sells Boston Proper women's apparel business

Genesco sells Lids team sports division

Aeropostale avoids NYSE delisting

H-E-B jumps into convenience store business with plans for first San Antonio store

AT&T Dishes Out $8M To End Employees' Rest Breaks Suit

 


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Amazon Reveals More Details About Its Drone Delivery Service
- They're expecting some to be shot down
Amazon has revealed further details about how its super fast Prime Air drone delivery program will work, but not how much it will cost customers to use. The much-hyped service will see custom-made weather and environment-adapted unmanned aerial vehicles carrying packages weighing up to 5 pounds within a 10-mile radius of the depot. The devices, fitted with sensors to avoid collisions, will deliver within 30 minutes of customers placing their orders.

Amazon is developing multiple versions of the drones, which each weigh around 55 pounds, and will be suitable for different environments across the country, said Paul Misener, Amazon's vice president for global public policy.

Asked whether he feared people may try to shoot drones down, Misener said it wouldn't be an issue when the novelty wore off and they became "as normal as seeing a delivery truck driving down the street someday."

Responding to concerns our skies will soon be filled with buzzing UAVs, he said they won't be noisy if designed correctly. And he promised the drone program wasn't, as some speculate, an elaborate PR stunt, revealing that the Amazon Prime Air squad now consists of aeronautical engineers, roboticists and a former NASA astronaut. huffingtonpost.com

Retailers to feds: No point-of-sale drone registrations
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is urging Congress to forgo requiring point-of-sale registrations during drone purchases as the Federal Aviation Administration considers new rules for the devices. The FAA is currently requiring drone users to register their devices by Feb. 19 in a new Web-based tracking system that went online on Dec. 21, 2015. The Arlington, Va.-based retail group said Tuesday that the drone registration requirement should not be extended to companies that sell the devices. thehill.com

Walmart-owned Asda supermarket customers' personal and online payment data exposed
Asda supermarket's website had a bug that exposed personal information and payment details of millions of its online shopping customers. The bug could have potentially provided hackers access to sensitive information from the company's internal servers, say experts. The Walmart-owned supermarket was first contacted by security expert Paul Moore in March 2014, when he first observed the security issue. Moore opined that the security flaw could have potentially jeopardised millions of transactions, especially given that the supermarket processes a multitude of online orders every week.

Asda said that it has now fixed the bug. According to a report by BBC, the company said: "Asda and Walmart take the security of our websites very seriously. We are aware of the issue and have implemented changes to improve the security on our website." The US-run retail chain also said that it has updated its online security system and is currently working on implementing additional enhancements to bolster its online security. ibtimes.co.uk

Report: Walmart merging tech teams to create new group
Wal-Mart Stores' online push continues. The retailer will merge its Bentonville-based information systems division with its Silicon Valley-based technology unit, zWalmartLabs, next month, Reuters reported. The merger will create a new group called Walmart Technology. The chain's CIO, Karenann Terrell, and chief technical officer, Jeremy King, will continue to lead the information systems group and zWalmartLabs, respectively. Both will report to Neil Ashe, head of the chain e-commerce division, the report said. retailingtoday.com

Cybersecurity Degree Program - Champlain College Announces Online Master of Science in Information Security Operations
Champlain College, winner of SC Magazine's Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Award, today introduced its new online Master of Science in Information Security Operations. It is the first advanced degree designed to elevate the practitioner's strategic planning abilities in the prevention and response to cybersecurity incidents such as data loss and cybercrime, while increasing technical skills and industry acuity. By 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 36.5 percent employment growth for information security professionals in need of a bachelor's or master's degree with more than 200,000 positions already open. This program was developed to fill a gap in the information security needs of enterprises across the country and in a sector experiencing significant job market growth. businesswire.com

Study: Consumers more likely to shop tech-friendly retailers

FTC Says Internet-Linked Baby Monitors Poorly Secured

Congress eyes commission to tackle encryption debate


 


 

Meets Difficult Size, SKU Complexity and Densely Packed Merchandising Display Challenges

NEW YORK - Jan. 18, 2016 - Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced here at NRF's Annual Convention & EXPO its Micro RFID label for health/beauty/cosmetics categories such as hair care, over-the-counter medication and mid-size cosmetics.

Because of small sizes, SKU complexity and densely packed merchandising displays, these categories have specific inventory management challenges. The Micro and its previously released companion labels - the Whisper and Slim - cover the full gamut of products that fall within this merchandise category, allowing retailers to tag more merchandise than ever before to maximize their inventory visibility.

The Micro features a tiny inlay size of 25mm x 10mm and is integrated with the Impinj® Monza® RAIN RFID R6 chip for optimal performance with Checkpoint's RAIN RFID solutions and other Merchandise Visibility solutions. Micro tags can be applied over the packaging of numerous health/beauty/cosmetics products or directly on the products themselves.

The Micro is ISO18000-6C compliant and can be encoded and printed to carry EPC data in several formats, with a 2D printed bar code and human readable text.

"Our ongoing partnership is exciting as Checkpoint continues to launch new solutions, including the Micro," said Craig Cotton, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Impinj. "The Monza R6 Chip includes Integra technology that enables RAIN RFID labels to deliver higher reliability and accuracy, which is crucial for labels like the Micro in resolving challenging retail deployments."

According to Uwe Sydon, Senior Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Checkpoint Systems, "We have been working with major health and beauty retailers to provide expanded coverage for their health/beauty/cosmetics categories. These new RAIN RFID tags accomplish that and will help them better achieve their goals of auto replenishment and inventory management."

Micro RFID labels are available immediately.

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Using Video Intelligence to Realize Positive Financial Impact in Retail

Chris Nichols, VP LP, National Stores
Tom Arigi, Sr. Dir. AP, Wal-Mart US


Chris Nichols, VP of Loss Prevention for National Stores, and Tom Arigi, Sr. Director of Asset Protection for Wal-Mart US (and former SVP of LP for National Stores), tell us about the successful video analytics program developed at National Stores and how it helped the LP department deliver immediate financial results for the company. Tom talks about the process of selling his vision to senior management and the key role their solution-provider partners played in the rollout. While Chris talks about the video platform's ROI, how the program has evolved, and why the technology is now helping them drive sales in addition to identifying theft.

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New ACI Worldwide Benchmark Data of Top Global Merchants Shows eCommerce Transactions Increased by 21% During Holiday Shopping Season

2015 holiday fraud attempt rates spiked on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve


The 2015 holiday shopping season saw fraud attempts rise, with rates soaring on key dates, according to new benchmark data from ACI Worldwide. The data*, based on hundreds of millions of transactions from global retailers during the 2014 and 2015 holiday shopping season (starting on Black Friday and ending on December 31), details what led to a huge increase in omni-channel shopping transaction volume growth and a corresponding sizable increase in fraud attempts.

Principle findings include:
 
● From Thanksgiving to December 31, 2015 vs. the same dates in 2014, the number of eCommerce transactions grew by 21 percent, while fraud attempts grew by 8 percent
● Fraud attempt rates were highest on Christmas Eve (2.4 percent), Thanksgiving (2 percent), Black Friday (1.8 percent) and holiday shipment cut-off days (1.6 percent). This is a result of two key trends:

     ○ Electronic gift cards, which have the highest fraud attempt rates across all products, were a popular last-minute gift purchase

     ○  Buy online/pick-up in-store, which has a higher fraud attempt rate than other modes of delivery, increased
● Increase in attempted fraud rates for buy online/pick up in-store (47 percent increase--even more than ACI predicted) as well as next day and overnight delivery (50 percent increase)
● International sales for global merchants increased by 29 percent by volume and 22 percent by value-a trend driven by favorable currency rates, shipment costs, and regional-specific products

"Global commerce has seen a huge increase in the past year, and it is critical for merchants to have integrated fraud prevention monitoring with cross-border payment acceptance, along with single tokenization and a single view of the customer," said Mike Braatz, senior vice president, Merchant and Risk Solutions, ACI Worldwide. "Merchants must implement a sophisticated multi-layered, multi-dimensional approach to fraud prevention for all transaction channels."

During 2015, the number of fraud attempts based on total population increased compared to the same time in 2014

● In 2015, 1 out of every 67 transactions was a fraudulent attempt
● In 2014, 1 out of every 72 transactions was a fraudulent attempt  businesswire.com

75% of retailers prioritize e-commerce sales above in-store sales

Sticker shock: E-commerce fulfillment costs rising

 

 

Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association Annual Conference & Training - Register Now for Early Bird Savings
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:00 AM - Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM (CDT)
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Registration is open for the second annual Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association (TCORCA) Training & Conference to be held at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth, MN Tuesday, August 16th and Wednesday, August 17th, 2016.

Learn how to combat organized crime affecting the retail, financial, and public sectors from federal, state, and local law enforcement officials, as well as dynamic leaders across the retail and financial services spectrum. There will be over twenty break-out sessions on four tracks. The conference includes advanced training on numerous topics from subject matter experts across the country.

The conference includes two days of full breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks, as well as a Tuesday night hosted outdoor bonfire reception. Accommodations are available and encouraged. Upon completing registration for the conference, contact the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West at (763) 559-6600 and request the preferred rate of $124 per night for the Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association. Standard rates are between $160 and $180 per night - don't miss out on this exceptional deal!

Bronx, NY: Crooks rob Eyeglasses Store
and leave with $68,000 in high-end frames
Two female employees were minding the shop when the men entered. The robbers grabbed more than 100 frames, "All name-brand, like Cazal, high-end brands. Like Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana," the source said, total value of nearly $70,000. Cazal glasses, made popular by hip-hop artists like Rick Ross and Run-D.M.C., can go for $500 to $600 a pair. nydailynews.com

Brothers Arrested in Northwest Miami-Dade Theft Ring
Two Miami-Dade brothers are under arrest in connection with a theft ring in which tens of thousands of dollars worth of electronics and luxury goods were stolen using counterfeit credit cards. The brothers, Oscar and Jose Torres, were arrested at a home in northwest Miami-Dade. According to Miami-Dade Police, a loss prevention specialist at a retailer in Doral observed the brothers on surveillance video making large, expensive purchases over the past several days, including 10 to 15 iPads and iPhones at the same time. The brothers were making the purchases with stolen credit cards Police say that throughout the day, the brothers purchased several Apple products valued at close to $8,000, all with stolen credit cards. nbcmiami.com

San Francisco, CA: SFPD release video of 'Grab & Go Bandits' in action
Police have released surveillance video of a brazen daytime theft that occurred late last month in the city's Upper Fillmore District. According to police, three suspects entered a retail store at 5:05 p.m. on December 28th at the 2100 block of Fillmore. As soon as the suspects enter the store, two of the three can be seen on the video grabbing handbags directly off the display shelf. A store clerk then tries to stop one of the suspects as they file out of the store one-by-one, but was unsuccessful. The value of the stolen merchandise totals at over $1,700. ktvu.com

Springfield, MA: Two busted at Kohl's with nearly $400 in merchandise
On Monday night, David Brown and a female accomplice were arrested after allegedly stealing $381 in Adidas, Puma and Levi merchandise form Kohl's department store in West Springfield. Before accepting the guilty plea, Judge Boyle asked a series of standard questions, including how far Brown, a homeless man, had gone in school. "Two years of college," Brown said. "Where?" the judge asked. "At the Berklee School of Music," he replied, referring to the Berklee College of Music, one of the nation's best-known musical training grounds in Boston. masslive.com

Bullhead City, AZ: Walmart Video Game thief charged with Organized Retail Theft; $367
Jeanette Caudillo, 25, was arrested Thursday after she reportedly removed video games from their security cases at Walmart, and concealed them and other items in her purse. Caudillo was in possession of a "key" used to remove anti-theft devices, which she said, got from a friend in California. She was booked on suspicion of organized retail theft and removal of a theft detection device. mohavedailynews.com

Hong Kong, China: Five burglars stole more than 20 Hermes items during lightning-quick Nina Tower break-in
On January 8, five members of a smash-and-grab gang made off with more than $500,000 worth of handbags from a store in a Tsuen Wan shopping mall during a three-minute raid. scmp.com
 

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Las Vegas, NV: Thief steals over $20,000 in merchandise from Reed Jewelers
A mom and pop jewelry store that has served the Las Vegas community for years has been robbed. In exclusive video obtained by Reed Cowan, the store owner says a man walked into the store and swiped $20,000 in merchandise in only twenty seconds. Security video shows the robber walk in, make small talk & smile with store clerks. Soon, the robber is seen checking behind and in front of him before prying the glass of the case up, exposing the jewelry to be stolen. In seconds, the man lifts a case of jewels out, puts it in his bag and walks away. news3lv.com

Anchorage, Alaska: Armed man who helped stop Mall robbery:
'I carry so I'm ready'
The gun-carrying man who police say helped detain an armed-robbery suspect at the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall on Sunday says it was the first time he ever needed to draw his gun in public. Matthew Willhite, 22, a chef at Athena Pizza in Palmer, said his involvement in 18-year-old Yan Bangout's arrest began as an ordinary shopping trip to the mall's Buckle clothing store. That's when Bangout got into a scuffle with security guards after trying to steal $1,200 in goods from the store. He then reached for a weapon hidden in his waistband, police said. "As we walked up, I saw security wrestling with the suspect, and I went up to see if they needed any help," Willhite said. "One security officer is telling people to back away and suddenly he's yelling, 'Gun, gun, gun!'" Willhite said he immediately drew his own handgun and aimed it at Bangout, at "an angle where he could see me, but nobody else was going to get hurt." "I yelled that I had a gun and he should drop it, and he eventually saw the .45" Willhite said. "Once he dropped the gun, the security officer handed me the gun, so I kicked it behind me and kept (my gun) on him until the security officers put handcuffs on him." adn.com

D'Iberville, MS: Police seeking 3 suspects in Kohl's Theft and Assault
Candice Tingle has worked at Kohl's for nine and a half months as a loss prevention associate. In that time, she's seen a lot. Tingle said January 15th, she saw the females starting to shoplift and notified Harrison County dispatch that I needed support. Just as she was about to get the women into the office, she said two of the suspects began to attack her. In the midst of the altercation, Tingle realized there was a weapon involved in the attack. She had been cut on her face and hand. wxxv25.com

Ocala, FL: Jewel thieves pepper-sprayed employees,
smashed displays with hammers
Police in Ocala are on the lookout for three men wanted in connection with a violent jewelry store robbery. Officers responded to Lady Jeweler at about 1:45 p.m. Friday on a report of a robbery. The men were able to flee with an undisclosed amount of property from the store. Three employees were injured by the pepper spray and were treated by emergency personnel at the scene. None of the injuries was life-threatening. wftv.com

Trumbell, CT: Woman Falsely Reported Assault by Loss Prevention at Target Trumbull Police arrested a woman who claimed she was assaulted by security at the Target store located at the mall. Alicia Riggs, 37, of Shelton was arrested Jan. 15. She was arrested on larceny charges in November during the same incident, police said. She claimed that she exited the store with $1,300 worth of merchandise because she believed her daughter was about to be sick, police said. Riggs reported to police that a security guard forcefully grabbed her and told her to go back into the store. She also said the guard verbally abused her daughter. Police reviewed security surveillance and determined the security officer never touched her. She also gave a different story to police when she was arrested, according to police. she was charged with making a false statement and second-degree falsely reporting an incident. patch.com

Lincoln, NE: Judge tells Lincoln man he takes thievery to another level
Prosecutors said McClease admitted to police he was responsible for the Aug. 19 theft of a 1.5-carat diamond from Darold's Jewelers, a 1-carat diamond taken Aug. 12 from Michael Tish Jewelers and a 1-carat diamond solitaire ring taken July 2 from Elder Jewelry. journalstar.com

Long Island, NY: Woman caught purchasing $5,000 in Merchandise
with Stolen Credit Card
The credit card was reported by the victim as not being delivered/received through the US Postal Service. The US Postal Inspector investigated the complaint and determined that the defendant was a substitute mail carrier for that time and location of East Meadow when the victim reported the incident. After a combined effort of investigations, the defendant was located and arrested at 10:05am on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. longislandexchange.com

2 Missouri men Plead Guilty in Multi-State Cooking Oil Theft Ring
Two men from Joplin have pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme that sold cooking oil stolen from restaurants in five states. Prosecutors said the scheme involved stealing cooking oil to sell to a recycling business in Oklahoma. kmbc.com

Miami, FL: Federal authorities seize $94,000 in hoverboards at the Port of Miami

Long Island, NY: Man Linked To 21 Knifepoint Robberies

Port Authority NY: Traffic stop yields 20 fake credit cards and drugs

Philadelphia, PA: Skimming Device found on ATM inside Cherry Hill 7-Eleven

Yorkville, WI: Iron Skillet waiter cost restaurant $4,700 since June

Kutztown, PA: Store Employee charged with arson for Dec. 29 fire at Althea's Imaginarium

Orlando, FL: Sixty cars were broken into at two hotels near Orlando International Airport

UK: Gunman pointed rifle at shop owner's head and said 'I wish it was a real gun because I'd shoot you'



AT&T - Schererville, IL - Armed Robbery
B-Quik - Columbus, MS - Armed Robbery
Casey's General - Mt Vernon, IL - Armed Robbery
CVS - Hamilton, NJ - Armed Robbery
Darold's Jewelers - Lincoln, NE - Robbery
Dollar General - Pike Co, KY - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Toledo, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar Plus - Willingboro, NJ - Burglary
Hyde Park Blvd. - Niagara Falls, NY - Armed Robbery
Lady Jewelers - Ocala, FL - Armed Robbery
Maplefields - South Burlington, VT - Armed Robbery
Panamericana Grocery - Capital Hts, DC - Armed Robbery / shooting
Pilot - Valdosta, GA - Robbery
Quick Stop - Warren, OH - Armed Robbery
R&J Drugs - Orangeburg, SC - Burglary
Red Sea Market - New Bern, NC - Armed Robbery
Valero - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery / shots fired
Verizon - Rockford, IL - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Kansas City, KS - Armed Robbery
54th St - Queens, NY - Armed Robbery

 

 


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Being in a slump is an absolutely scary place where your brain does more damage than your actions or lack thereof. More mental than anything else, a slump happens to all of us, and getting out of it can look like the longest darkest tunnel you've ever experienced. But remember there's always light at the end of every tunnel and getting focused on that light is the key. And turning it always begins with getting back to basics. Forcing yourself to find that focus and using the basics to get out of the slump is the only way out. Lean on your basics and trust you know them well enough that the old performance will start showing itself, because once they do, you'll find yourself having fun and out of that slump.

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