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 January 28, 2016


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Protection 1
Rex Gillette, VP Retail Sales, and Les Paul Vernon, VP Enterprise Solutions

The NRF's Senior Leadership Supporting the LP Industry
Bob Moraca, VP of LP, NRF

The Unwritten Rules of Corporate America
Keith White, SVP of LP, Gap Inc.

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July 24-27

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2016's GVS - Group Vendor Selfies

Pride in Partnership

The Profitect Team at the 2016 NRF Big Show

Profitect is the leading provider of prescriptive analytics. They offer a suite of solutions to help retailers easily understand and act on their data to reduce profit leakage at all levels of the organization. The Profitect solution identifies the root cause of inventory distortion, operational risk, shrink/waste/damage, process compliance, etc., and provides actions that allow retailers to move quickly to prevent profit leakage from fraud, organized retail crime, operations risk, internal and external shrink; improving sales and profitability.



Call for Entries: 2016 Retail AP Innovation Awards

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for the world's largest and most innovative retail companies, announced it is now accepting applications for the 2016 Retail AP Innovation Awards. The Awards recognize the most visionary and influential solution providers on the horizon and serve as a showcase for the most exciting new technologies in major areas of asset protection.

Applicants will compete in several categories, including Business Intelligence and Analytics, Operational Loss, Crimes Against Business, and more. A panel of top executives in retail asset protection will review all submissions and winners will be announced at RILA's 2016 Retail Asset Protection Conference, April 17-20 in Dallas, Texas.

Entries are due by March 4, 2016.  For more information, visit the awards homepage.

Regis salons keeps Asset Protection in Top Focus in Quarterly Report
Dan Hanrahan, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our focus on Leadership Development, Technical Education and Asset Protection is continuing to improve our execution capability."

Asset Protection. Creating an environment where all stylists are working together, positively contributing to the health of our salons and salon teams, remains a key priority for our Asset Protection team. Partnering with field leaders, our Asset Protection team continues to see positive trends in salons where we have conducted awareness training sessions and salon visits. During the second quarter, the Asset Protection team conducted over 1,000 awareness training sessions and salon visits, bringing our year-to-date total to approximately 1,900. Not only did we continue to see sales trends improve due to these visits, but our Asset Protection team also assisted our field leaders in retaining high performing stylists and coaching stylists to grow their businesses to earn commissions. businesswire.com

Does Staples Cuts signal their pessimism about Office Depot merger?
Staples announced leadership changes that put greater focus on its business-to-business segment as the retailer faces a future minus Office Depot.

"We are streamlining the organization and building a simplified structure that will speed decision-making and enable us to focus on driving profitable growth," said Ron Sargent, chairman and CEO. "These changes will help us compete in a rapidly evolving marketplace, either as a standalone company or in combination with Office Depot." fierceretail.com

Here Comes Grocery's New Low-Price Competitor - Germany's Lidl
The retailer revealed on its website that it is seeking locations between New Jersey and Georgia. It said it is looking to build stand-alone, 36,000-sq.-ft. stores on sites that are at least 3.5 acres with a minimum of 150 parking spaces. Lidl operates some 10,000 stores across Europe. In June, the company announced that it was establishing a U.S. headquarters and distribution center in Arlington, Virginia.  chainstoreage.com

Credit card security has no silver bullet
As the shift to EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) technology makes in-person, point-of-sale (POS) transactions more secure, criminals are shifting the bulk of their attacks to online, or card-not-present (CNP) transactions. Indeed, Javelin Strategy & Research predicted more than a year ago that CNP fraud will be four times that of POS fraud by 2018. If a reduction in one type of fraud is simply offset by a similar or greater increase in another type, what is the point? According to Javelin, it is not the whole story.

The company immediately followed its prediction with the assertion that the spike in CNP fraud is not being caused by EMV but is simply because CNP transactions are growing so fast. It is, "due to an increase in transaction e-commerce volume and has little to do with a change in criminal behavior post-EMV," the company said. Other experts agree that e-commerce is rapidly expanding, prompting criminals to focus on it because, as bank robber Willie Sutton famously said, "that's where the money is."

If the experience in the UK with the rollout of EMV, which began more than a decade ago, is any guide, POS fraud will decline in the U.S. Carson Sweet, chief strategy officer at Cloud Passage, cites statistics gathered between 2004 and 2014 (see graph above), which show that card-present fraud declined while CNP fraud steadily increased. csoonline.com

Danger signs at the mall? More empty storefronts
The death of the mall has been greatly exaggerated. Yet as online shopping and a wave of store closings continue to erode sales at these shopping centers, a new report has found that softness is starting to creep into their economics. According to research by Green Street Advisors, for the first time since the recession, occupancy at malls is declining, and market rents appear to be slowing.

In a report released late Tuesday, the real estate research firm said it now expects same-tenant sales will grow 1.2 percent between 2016 and 2019. That's down from last year's forecast for 2.6 percent gains over the same time frame, and represents a decline from last year's 4 percent growth. Similarly, market rent growth is expected to rise 1.5 percent during the four years ending in 2019, compared to the firm's prior forecast for 2.5 percent growth.

According to the Green Street, the biggest factors weighing on malls' fundamentals include the rise of online shopping; weakness at traditional "anchor" locations - in particular, department stores; and softer demand from retailers, who are working to prune unproductive square footage from their fleets. cnbc.com

Number of convenience stores in U.S. reaches record level in 2015
Despite plummeting fuel prices, the ranks of convenience stores swelled to a record level last year. The U.S. convenience store count increased to 154,195 stores as of Dec. 31, a 0.9% increase (1,401 stores) from the year prior, according to the 2016 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count. Within the retail universe that Nielsen tracks, convenience stores account for 34.2% of all outlets in the United States, which is significantly higher than the U.S. total of other retail channels including superettes, supermarket and supercenters (51,055 stores), drug stores (41,969 stores) and dollar stores (27,378 stores). chainstoreage.com

Everything must go! 75% off at closing Walmart stores
Items at the 137 Walmart stores set to close Thursday are now 75% off, up from 50%. Some items are excluded from the discount, including firearms, ammunition, prescriptions, tablets and smartphones. Alcohol and lottery tickets are also not discounted. The discount retail giant announced on Jan. 15 it was closing 269 stores, including 154 U.S. stores. The smaller Walmart Express stores, which the company introduced in 2011, make up the majority of the closings, with 102 stores set to close. cnn.com

With an 81% retention rate, Apple Store employees 'feel connected', says exec
Having jumped to Apple in 2014 after eight years as CEO of Burberry, Angela Ahrendts talks with Fast Company's Rick Tetzeli about how Tim Cook is building on Apple's culture: "In the first six months I was able to hit 40 different markets and spend time with the leaders. An amazing culture was already built and an amazing foundation. I would first of all just listen and learn. And then you start in your own mind to think where you can add value - you're uniting people, you're getting them to collaborate. You're building trust. That alone is empowering. We just ended the year with the highest retention rates we've ever had: 81%. And the feedback [from Apple Store employees is that it's] because they feel connected. They feel like one Apple. They don't feel like they're just somebody over here working with customers. I don't see them as retail employees. I see them as executives in the company who are touching the customers with the products that Jony [Ive] and the team took years to build. Somebody has to deliver it to the customer in a wonderful way." fastcompany.com

Sean Penn picture drives El Chapo shirt sales through the roof, 'paralyzing' small retailer
One small Los Angeles retailer has been "paralyzed" by extreme demand after images of drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman wearing two of their colorful shirts were featured in a controversial Rolling Stone article about the prison escapee earlier this month. The phones have been ringing off the hook at Barabas and millions of emails are flooding the company's inbox, Vice President Tatiana Kivachook told Mashable. Requests have been coming in from around the world for the shirts worn by El Chapo, from countries such as the U.K., France, Germany, Australia and Bulgaria. In the images - he is shaking hands with actor and author of the article Sean Penn in one - Guzman is shown sporting the newly-named "El Chapo" Fantasy button-down and the "El Chapo" Crazy Paisley button-down. mashable.com

Bankruptcy judge OKs expedited auction for Joyce Leslie stores

Kroger launches home delivery in Cincinnati

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Tractor Supply Co. Q4 comp's down 1.4% with net sales up 3.9% (opened 114 stores in '15)
Land's End Q4 preliminary same-store sales decline of 8% to 10%
Hhgregg Q3 comp's down 10.8% with net sales down 10.9%

Monthly Same Store Sales Results
Rite Aid January comp's down 1.4%, front-end down 1.9%, pharmacy down 1.2%

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Data Breaches Linked To Consumers Leaving
- Privacy Concerns Stop 35% of Consumers From Buying
In addition, approximately one in five (22%) respondents reported that they no longer purchased products or services from a company because of a reported data breach. And retailers should note that more-educated, higher-earning consumers are more likely to stop buying from a business because of a data breach.
More than half of respondents (52%) said identity theft is their biggest privacy concern. This figure has more than doubled since 2011, when 24% of respondents were most concerned about identity theft.

Furthermore, the survey shows the top three personal data elements consumes are most concerned about are social security number, account password/ID number, and payment card information. chainstoreage.com

Target's $10M Data Breach Deal Survives 8th Circ. Appeal
The Eighth Circuit on Wednesday tossed an objector's appeal of a $10 million settlement to resolve multidistrict litigation over Target's notorious 2013 data breach that compromised up to 110 million consumers' personal information. law360.com

How far have retailers come with EMV?
Of the retailers surveyed, only 8.5% indicated that they were already compliant and 14% are not prepared. Almost half (48%) are prepared or somewhat prepared, but still have work to do and/or are still evaluating their options for EMV. chainstoreage.com

New Legislation Could Coerce Retailers into Naming Security-Savvy Directors
Bipartisan legislation before Congress, if enacted, could put pressure on publicly traded companies to add individuals with cybersecurity expertise to their boards of directors. The bill, the Cybersecurity Disclosure Act, wouldn't require companies to have cybersecurity-savvy board members but would mandate that they report in their Securities and Exchange Commission filings which members of their boards have IT security expertise - or the steps they are taking to recruit such members.

"Investors and customers deserve a clear understanding of whether public companies are prioritizing cybersecurity and whether they have directors who can play an effective role in cyber-risk oversight," says Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., who's co-sponsoring the bill with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. databreachtoday.com

Challenging & Exciting Work Key to Retaining Millennial's
- Employee Retention is Critical to Solving the IT Security Skills Shortage
The skills shortage in IT security is a very real problem. Only about 65% of participants are happy and content in their current jobs. And even those that say they're happy admit that the idea of challenging and exciting work would be a motivator to move somewhere else-thus setting up a competitive environment among companies looking to hone their IT security departments. 'More challenging and exciting work' was the most popular reason (33.9%) to want to move jobs.

Pay came in at second (23.14%) and flexible working (16.81) came in third. Training, certification or general learning was the leading reason as a second and third ranked choice. infosecurity-magazine.com

FBI teams up with PA schools to develop first-of-its-kind cyber security program
The FBI wants people trained in cyber security and Norwin High School joined in an initiative with the bureau and Indiana University of Pennsylvania to develop a model cyber security program, an FBI agent told hundreds of Norwin students and parents at its Scheduling Faire for eighth-grade students last week. "We are looking for technical people throughout the FBI. The U.S. government is looking for people with those skills" and private industry is starting to hire people with those skills as well, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Christopher Geary of the bureau's Pittsburgh office said. The Norwin School Board last year approved a partnership with the FBI and IUP for the cyber security program, which will be the first of its kind in the nation, Geary said. The FBI hopes to take the cyber security program to six other high schools in Western Pennsylvania for the 2017-2018 school year. triblive.com

Victoria's Secret Accused Of Sending Spam Text Messages
A California man on Tuesday hit Victoria's Secret with a proposed class action alleging it violated his privacy when it sent him nearly 100 texts in one day, when the retailer promised to send far fewer when he signed up for a promotional program. Michael Hannegan said that he opted in to a Victoria's Secret promotional campaign in May, in which he agreed to get text message alerts sent to his cell phone every month for sales and product advertisements. The lingerie retailer said that it would only send six messages per month in its confirmation text, but Hannegan said that one day in November, he received at least 97 promotional texts from Victoria's Secret. law360.com

How Google's Project Wing Drone Delivery Service Could Work

New Android ransomware uses 'clickjacking' to gain admin privileges

UK retailers warned about new European cybersecurity regulations



RLPSA's 37th Annual Conference:
"Transforming Our Industry, Together"

Featuring keynote speaker Blaine Hurst, EVP, Chief Technology and Transformation Officer for Panera Bread, as well as TEDx speaker and author Chalmers Brothers among others

ATLANTA, January 28, 2016 - The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) debuts its lineup for the 37th Annual Conference at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, July 24 - 27, 2016.

This year's Annual Conference, "Transforming Our Industry, Together", will feature keynote speaker, Blaine E. Hurst, the Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation and Growth Officer for Panera Bread, LLC. Hurst oversees Panera Bread's technology, digital strategy and e-commerce activities, as well as "Panera to You," the company's key growth initiatives of delivery and catering.

"Our conference content is all about adding value to our attendees' professional and personal lives," said Amber Bradley, executive director of RLPSA. "We're implementing several new initiatives to bring solution providers and attendees together in a joint effort to solve loss prevention, security, and safety challenges in the food and restaurant industries."

Register today for the only conference focused on the food and restaurant industries by clicking here.

More content to transform your thoughts, skills, and talents:

● Featuring former TEDx speaker Chalmers Brothers presenting, "Leadership, Conversations and Results." Chalmers Brothers is an executive coach, published author and accomplished speaker across the globe.
"How are you measuring your organizational value?" A panel of food-service professionals moderated by Anne Sullivan, Vice President of Asset Protection & Safety, CKE Restaurants Holdings, LLC.
"How to Speak as Well as you Think," by John Vautier, President, Vautier Communications.
"Perfecting the Art of Telephone Interviewing," by Wayne Hoover, CFI, Senior Partner & Vice President-CFI Programming, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc.
"Mastering Home Delivery Best Practices," by Van Carney, National Director of Safety & Loss Prevention, Domino's Pizza, LLC.

RLPSA is a member-run organization that is focused on loss prevention and security in the food and restaurant industries. The RLPSA's mission is to educate and inform its members on the topics that improve and enhance the safety of their employees, customers and assets while being an advocate for the restaurant loss prevention industry.

Members of the RLPSA range from all areas of the food and restaurant industry including Quick Service (QSR), Quick Casual, and Full Service Dining segments. Memberships consist not only of Loss Prevention and Security practitioners, but of other professionals who have responsibilities for loss prevention, security, risk management, asset protection and safety.

For more membership information, visit: www.rlpsa.com



New Perspectives
on the National Retail
Security Survey

Dr. Richard Hollinger, criminology professor at the University of Florida and lead author of the National Retail Security Survey, sits down with LPNN for a candid discussion on the latest findings from the industry-benchmarking annual study on retail loss. According to the 2015 NRSS, inventory shrink averaged 1.38% of retail sales, or $44 billion - with shoplifting accounting for the largest portion of reported shrink, surpassing internal theft for the first time ever. Dr. Hollinger talks about the challenges of quantifying ORC, the emergence of data analytics, the possibility of body cameras on retail employees, and the surprising fact that many LP departments are reporting budget increases for the first time in years.

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Digital sector registers highest chargeback rates
Digital subscriptions top the list of sectors worst affected by chargebacks according to new data from Global Risk Technologies. The chargeback and risk mitigation experts found that chargebacks accounted for as much as 24% of all UK purchases in the digital sector over the last quarter of 2015. The data, based on material from 250 financial institutions, also reveals that Russia, Australia and Brazil have the highest rates for chargebacks for the sector across the globe, hovering around a third of all purchases.

"Fraudsters are targeting vulnerabilities online that don't exist in the card-present world. More needs to be done to protect consumers online to avoid unauthorised transactions being completed and hitting merchants in the form of costly chargebacks." "A staggering 86% of chargebacks are fraudulent and many consumers often bypass merchants to directly file complaints with card-issuing banks." "In my opinion, chargebacks are generally a learned behaviour. Most consumers do not intentionally attempt to get something for free the first time there is a dispute. However, once they profit from so-called friendly fraud, many are tempted to repeat fraudulent chargebacks." retailfraud.com

Google's Project Wing drone delivery service to launch in 2017
According to the patent, which was filed back in 2014, but only granted now, Google has developed "mobile delivery receptacles" that work hand in hand with its delivery drones. Effectively the mobile delivery receptacles are remote boxes on the ground with wheels. They communicate and guide the drones in the sky via infrared beacons or lasers. Once located, the drone flies down to ground level and transfers its package into the mobile delivery receptacle, which then secures it and scurries off to a secure holding location.

Presumably once the mobile delivery receptacle delivers the package to a secure location, a customer can choose to pick it up there or it is then delivered by local ground transportation to a customer's address. fastcompany.com

eBay grows modestly in Q4
The eBay platform facilitated commerce of nearly $22 billion in the fourth quarter, a 5% increase, and counted roughly 265 million transactions during the holiday season. chainstoreage.com

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's revenue jumps 32%



Barboursville, WV: Kay Jeweler hit with Fraudulent charge for $7,500
Kay Jewelers at the Huntington Mall reported Monday that an unknown woman opened a fraudulent credit account and purchased $7,557.04 in jewelry on Jan. 4. The company's fraud department would assume the loss and not bill the victim, whose name was fraudulently used. No suspects are known and the investigation is ongoing. herald-dispatch.com

Louisville, KY: Police seize $3,000 of stolen clothing from Marshall's and others
Two people from Louisville, Ky., were arrested on Tuesday night, suspected of stealing more than $3,000 in clothing from several Middle Tennessee stores. At 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday plain-clothes Franklin Police Flex Team officers working in the Cool Springs area saw Rodrecus Lee walk out of Marshalls, with merchandise concealed under his jacket. After briefly stopping at his parked car, Lee walked back into the store where he met up with Ebony White. Officers stopped the couple as they exited the store together, and found them in possession of tools used to remove anti-theft sensors. Inside their vehicle, officers discovered more than $3,000 in stolen clothing from several Middle Tennessee stores. franklinhomepage.com

Wendell, NC: Five charged with Organized Retail Theft in $2,500 Gun Store theft Police arrested five Henderson people in connection with an attempted theft Tuesday afternoon at Perry's Gun Shop. About 3:15, two men entered the store. One of the men, went to a display case containing gun scopes. He found the case unlocked and took three scopes, valued at about $2,500, out of the case and ran out the door with the other man. Once outside, the men jumped into a waiting car and sped away. Police stopped the vehicle and arrested the 5 occupants. newsobserver.com

San Jose, CA: Police Looking for Nike Factory Store Theft Suspects
Police are looking for the public's help identifying four suspects seen on surveillance video ripping off the Nike Factory Store in San Jose. In the clip, recorded in December but not released until Wednesday, four men can be seen walking into the Saratoga Avenue store. Police said the men walked out without paying for the merchandise they were carrying. nbcbayarea.com

Collier Co, FL: Miami man arrested in Naples in connection with alcohol
stolen from Publix
A Miami man wanted on felony warrants in two other counties was arrested by Collier County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday after his friend was seen stealing expensive wine and champagne from Publix. Daniel Espinosa, 21, faces charges of fraud and driving with a suspended license. He also faces a slew of charges out of Osceloa County for grand theft and battery and St. Lucie County for seven theft-related charges including felony retail theft in concert with others. Stephanie Marie Morales, faces charges of retail theft for taking wine and champagne. Morales told deputies she was out on bond for stealing liquor in Orlando and had previously been arrested in Miami for a similar crime. Inside the vehicle, deputies found 12 bottles of champagne and wine in plain view and 30 more in the trunk. One of two other occupants Morales, was identified as the woman seen taking alcohol from the supermarket. naplesnews.com

DuPage Co, IL: Man Sentenced for Stealing More Than 1,800 Cases of Beer Thomas Gibbons, 48, was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing 1,868 cases of beer, according to the DuPage County State's Attorney. Gibbons appeared in court Wednesday and pleaded guilty to one count of theft and possession of stolen merchandise. In October of 2012, 22 pallets of beer were stolen from Chas. Herdrich and Son, a distributor located in McHenry. Investigators with the DuPage County Sheriff's Office tracked the missing beer to a warehouse in Bensenville. nbcchicago.com

Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Man charged with $600 theft, drug possession following foot chase

Bullhead City, AZ: Walmart shoplifter stopped with $1,200 in merchandise

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Dearborn, MI: Woman tried running down officers before fatal shooting at Fairlane Mall
Witnesses say the 31-year-old Detroit woman, alone in her SUV, was driving erratically when Dearborn police tried to stop her. They say several Dearborn officers were outside of their cruisers, when the woman tried to run them over. One officer fired shots into the SUV killing her, while another officer was injured. Michigan State Police is now handling the investigation. One police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Dearborn police got a call from the mall security, reporting a woman acting distraught inside and outside the mall. fox2detroit.com

Brooklyn, NY: NYPD shoots at man during Robbery at Verizon store
A Police Officer shot at and wounded a man during a Thursday morning robbery at a Brooklyn Verizon store. Police were responding to a robbery at the store on E. 14th St. in Midwood at 11:30 a.m. when at least one shot was fired. Paramedics took one of the suspects to the hospital in serious condition. nydailynews.com

Copperas Cove, TX: Shooting outside local Walmart
leads to Capital Murder Indictment
Terence Len Daniel, Jr., 21, of Killeen, was indicted for capital murder Wednesday in connection with a shooting in October in the parking lot of the Copperas Cove Walmart store that left a father of three dead. Daniel remained in the Coryell County Jail Wednesday in lieu of $1 million bond. Tadarius Davis was also arrested in connection with the Oct. 28, 2015 shooting that left Thomas Smethers dead. Officers were sent just before 4 a.m. on Oct. 28 to the Walmart store, on East U.S. Highway 190 after a caller reported hearing gunshots. kwtx.com

Las Vegas, NV: Suspect sought in jewelry store robbery at Fashion Show Mall
Police are searching for a man suspected of a robbery of a jewelry store Wednesday night at Fashion Show Mall. The suspect entered the business on Vegas Blvd. South around 8:20 p.m., according to a LV Metro Police. He posed as a customer before threatening the clerk, demanding jewelry to be put in the bag. The suspect filled his bag with several items before fleeing the store. news3lv.com

Louisville, KY: Man charged with Burglary after hiding in Office Depot
after closing
Police were called to the Office Depot around 10 p.m. Wednesday after an alarm was tripped. When officers arrived, the store manager asked them to search the building with him. That's when police say they found 18-year-old Dejuan Glover and a juvenile accomplice in the rear of the store. Police say the two tried to run out the back door but it was locked. According to police the suspects "had filled luggage with stolen items valued at $664.58." wdrb.com

Broken Arrow, OK: Duo Blames their Doctor for Walmart theft
A duo was taken into custody in Broken Arrow on Tuesday, after reportedly trying to steal $600 worth of merchandise from a Walmart. Police say they hear a lot of excuses on a daily basis from suspects. Still, Jayson Harrison and Samantha Bevens had a new one; they blamed their doctor for the crime. "They both had stated their doctor, as they put it, had told them to overcome their issues over the urge to steal, by filling up a shopping cart, pushing it to the front of the store, and just walking away," police said. Instead of walking away, the two suspects attempted to leave the store with the items and were taken to jail. There is no doctor named in the arrest report. krmg.com

Louisville, KY: Rite Aid Pharmacy assistant accused of stealing drugs
A pharmacy assistant was behind bars Wednesday night, accused of trying to steal prescription medication by hiding it in her bra and then leaving the Rite Aid store. Amber M. Morris, 27, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. at the Rite Aid on charges of felony drug theft, aggravated drug possession and drug possession. The jail records say she was working as a pharmacy assistant at the store Wednesday night when she stole 10 Alprazolam and 15 Hydrocodone prescription pills and placed them inside her bra. When a Rite Aid loss prevention officer approached her, she admitted to taking the medications illegally. cantonrep.com

Los Banos, CA: Thief picks the wrong Gun / Tactical store to rob
An alleged gun thief picked the wrong gun store to rob in the North Valley. The owner of the store spent 12 years in the military and took down the suspect and held him there until police arrived. Over a dozen Police Officers responded to the 911 call within 30 seconds. abc30.com

Cannes, France: Three jailed for $540,000 theft
from Chopard Jewelers in Cannes
Three Algerians were handed jail sentences of up to 14 years on Wednesday for stealing jewelry worth 500,000 euros from Swiss luxury jeweler Chopard during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. thelocal.ch

Pasadena, TX: Customer shot during robbery at Dollar General

Orland Park, IL: JC Penney Associate arrest for theft of over $11,000 in cash

Lower Allen, PA: Police investigate DVD theft from Weis Markets

Prince George Co, MD: 'Blizzard Bandit' Robs 5 Stores During Snowstorm

Nashville, TN: Police Investigate Multiple Gas Station Robberies

Nashville, TN: Woman Charged With Stealing Almost $1,000 Worth of Items From Kroger

Fairfield, CT: Lenox Jewelers Armed Robber/Kidnapper sentenced to 8 ½ years

Shaw's Jewelers in the Towson Town Center, Towson, MD was the victim of a Grab & Run on 1/27, merchandise valued at $1,459

Wellington, NZ: Get-a-way Car found in airport parking sitting for 2 years tied to $700,000 Jewelry theft

Columbus, GA: Police investigate at least 12 overnight business burglaries

Buy Quick - Durham, NC - Armed Robbery/ clerk killed
Casey's General - Lafayette, IN - Shooting
Circle K - West Palm Beach, FL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Pasadena, TX - Armed Robbery / Customer shot
Dollar General - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
ETZ Video - Fairbanks, AK - Robbery
Gabler's Drug - Carmichaels, PA - Robbery / 2nd in a week
Mapco - Nashville, TN - Robbery
Mongrel Tactical - Los Banos, CA - Armed Robbery
nRange - Mount Juliet, TN - Burglary / ATF Reward
Oriental Food Mart - Paterson, NJ - Armed Robbery
Perry's Gun Shop - Wendell, NC - Armed Robbery
Uncle Jacks - Southport, NY - Robbery
USA Gas - Warren, OH - Robbery
Virginia ABC - Fairfax City, VA - Burglary



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