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Ohio Grocers Association 2019 LP Summit
Feb. 13

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Mar. 12

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April 9-12

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May 5-8

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The D&D Daily's Live in NYC at the
NRF Big Show Reception - Jan. 15

Honoring the NRF LP Council

Pictured, left to right (Back row):
James Cosseboom, Senior Manager Investigations and Corporate AP, Ahold Delhaize USA
Chris Nelson Vice President Loss Prevention, Gap Inc
John Velke, SVP Risk Management & Loss Prevention, Total Wine & More
Adam Gilvin, Director Loss Prevention, DSW Inc
Robert LaCommare, Vice President Asset Protection, Big Lots
Van Carney, Director LP Safety and Security, Domino's
Howard Stone, Director, Logistics Loss Prevention, Amazon
David Johnston, Sr Director Loss Prevention & Corporate Security, Dunkin' Brands
Gregg Smith, Sr Director AP, Five Below

Pictured, left to right (Front row):

Eliot Green, AVP, Global Investigations & Safety Director, The TJX Companies Inc.
Robert Hanson, Professor, Northern Michigan University
Kathleen Smith, VP, Asset Protection, Albertsons LLC
Dan Faketty, VP, Asset Protection, Southeastern Grocers
Bob Moraca, VP Loss Prevention for NRF

'Live in NYC at NRF Big Show 2019'
Reception Tuesday Evening 1-15-19
Honoring The NRF LP Council

With a new great venue that opened up the space and located in the heart of the Big Show hotels, the crowd of over 150 LP leaders, teams and solution providers hit an all-time high and truly lent itself to more conversation, mingling, and just colleagues and friends getting together for the New Year.

The shutdown had an impact as the FBI was regretfully unable to join us. However, NYPD Commissioner O'Neill provided a great, passionate speaker with Assistant Chief Fausto Pichardo, who is the executive officer running all 77 patrol services throughout the NYPD.

Assist. Chief Pichardo gave us a real-life view of what NYPD sees in the streets and in retail today and how they're involved and working with many of the nation's retailers today. He also talked passionately about the increasing need for collaboration and NYPD's focus on helping retailers. As well as how technology is impacting their efforts in developing and following cases nationwide and tying them into NYPD's efforts and cases.

His passion and sincere desire to make an impact and work with the nation's retailers was just refreshing and motivating to hear - something the entire group appreciated and recognized.

Thanks to everyone for attending and with the great feedback we received, especially about the new venue, design and food, we'll certainly visit this next year and continue the growth and this LP's New Year's Kickoff honoring the NRF LP Council. A special thanks to Bob Moraca, the VP of LP for the NRF and Dan Faketty, Council Chair and VP AP Southeastern Grocers for working with us and supporting the event.

Stay tuned to the Daily, as we post more team pictures from the event in the coming days and weeks.



James Volz promoted to Senior Asset Protection, Operations & Safety Manager for Lowe's
Prior to his promotion, James served in various LP roles for Lowe's over the past four years, from Loss Prevention Manager to District Organized Retail Crime Captain. Before that, he spent two years as a Transportation Security Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Campus Safety and Security Officer for Glenbard South High School. He also held LP/AP positions with Metro One and Best Buy. Congratulations, James!
Jeremiah Villavicencio promoted to Senior Asset Protection, Operations and Safety Manager for Lowe's
Prior to his promotion, Jeremiah spent nearly three years as a Loss Prevention Manager for Lowe's. Before that, he served as a Senior Asset Protection Specialist for Target for more than two years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminology from the University of South Carolina-Columbia and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration from Charleston Southern University. Congratulations, Jeremiah!

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Video in Retail Interactive Workshop - Jan 24th
Five Key Takeaways

The ECR Community Shrink & OSA Group is a UK-based retailer-manufacturer working group focused on creating imaginative new ways to, together, better manage the problems of on-shelf availability, shrink and food waste. The rallying cry of the group is "Sell More and Lose Less" and participation in any of the regular meetings is free for any retailer or manufacturer.

Last week, ECR hosted a 'Video in Retail' workshop for retailers, academia and law enforcement at Goodenough College in London.

Here are 5 key takeaways from the event:

1) Hubs are Here! Of the 23 retailer organisations that attended this workshop, the vast majority, if not all shared that they either have a hub operation for central monitoring and review in place, are in the process of physically building one or have plans in the next year to build their business case to support the investment. This is a significant change relative to the first meeting of this group in January 2016, where only a few had either a hub or plans to build a hub. The business case for hubs was presented by Tesco and Coop, with other retailers sharing their plans via round table discussions. The emergence of improved and lower cost video technology and software, alongside the escalation of violence in retail stores, the continued pain of shrink, the high cost of insurance premiums and pressures on the security guarding budget have been the key drivers of the business case to invest in hubs.

2) Body Worn Cameras Reduce Violent Incidents. Many retailers in the UK have or are investigating the business case for the deployment of body worn cameras with their security guarding teams. To kick start the round table discussions, Asda shared their business case, execution, deployment and their results, where they have been able to prove over a long time period that the use of body worn cameras can deliver a 27% reduction in violent incidents in the store.

   Thank you to Colin Peacock for this article submission.

ADT Announces New Consumer Privacy Initiative

On Data Privacy Day ADT Augments Strong Privacy Practices,
Building on Its Mission of Protecting What Matters Most

ADT Inc. (NYSE:ADT), a leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, today announced its intent to lead a new consumer privacy initiative with a coalition of organizations committed to driving the adoption of privacy standards and best practices across the home security industry. The initiative will focus on ensuring the security and home automation industry take a leadership role in protecting consumer privacy. Launched on Data Privacy Day, these efforts build on ADT's promise to protect what matters most.

According to data released in November by market-research firm Harris Poll and public relations firm Finn Partners, data privacy is the most pressing issue for those surveyed, and consumers are looking for companies to be proactive in protecting their data. With considerable growth and technology innovation in the security industry, the prioritization of privacy is higher than ever before. nasdaq.com

UK: Tesco $424M Fraud Case Update
Former Financial Director Becomes 3rd Executive Acquitted

The third defendant in a trial related to accounting practices at a Tesco PLC subsidiary has been acquitted. Carl Rogberg, a former U.K. financial director of Tesco Stores Ltd., faced charges of fraud and false accounting stemming from an investigation launched by the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office.

The SFO opened its investigation in October 2014 after Tesco PLC disclosed a £263 million ($424.6 million) overstatement of expected profit related to Tesco Stores Ltd.

Mr. Rogberg was acquitted on all charges Wednesday after the SFO offered no evidence at a hearing. Two other defendants in the case were acquitted in December, after the Court of Appeal upheld a "no case to answer" decision. Mr. Rogberg was severed from that trial.

Tesco Stores entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the SFO in April 2017. The agreement expires in April 2020. The British retailer agreed to pay £129 million in fines and another £3 million for investigation costs. The company also agreed to implement a compliance program, which includes a five-year global finance transformation program and multiple controls reports by an external auditor. wsj.com

StarKist Settles Walmart's Tuna Price-Fixing Claims For $20M
StarKist Co. announced Friday that it has agreed to a settlement worth more than $20 million with Walmart Inc. to resolve allegations of a widespread tuna price-fixing conspiracy that have been the focus of multidistrict litigation in California federal court.

StarKist declined to provide details of the proposed agreement beyond those included in a Friday statement, which said the deal would clear up "all antitrust claims brought by the retailer" through "a combination of cash payment and certain favorable commercial terms" valued at $20.5 million.

Walmart initially sued the three largest producers of packaged tuna products in the U.S. - StarKist, Bumble Bee Foods LLC and Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, doing business as Chicken of the Sea - in Arkansas in 2016, accusing them of price-fixing. That lawsuit was later rolled into the multidistrict litigation that had been centralized in 2015 in California federal court. law360.com

Canada Goose parkas are winter's 'it' coat - Particularly for robbers in Chicago
Seven times in the past 10 days, armed robbers in the Windy City have targeted unsuspecting people wearing the parkas that have become a must-have item for celebrities and fashionistas. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said investigators have determined that at least three of the robberies are connected, although all of them could be linked.

The brand's blizzard of popularity has not been lost on criminals. And the jackets joined Nike sneakers and Tide detergent as consumer goods that have become a metaphor for the power of supply and demand, with a felonious twist.

Until the robbers are caught, Guglielmi said, the city's police have been urging people to "maybe wear a different coat." washingtonpost.com

Democrats are begging Howard Schultz not to run for office,
And threatening a Starbucks boycott if he does

After years of pushing progressive policies, Starbucks former CEO Howard Schultz has infuriated the left. His crime: considering running for president as an independent.

After the billionaire executive announced he's exploring a run as a "centrist independent" in 2020, Democrats are voicing loud and near-unanimous opposition to the move. They say Schultz would siphon off anti-Trump voters the future Democratic nominee will need, acting as a spoiler much like independents Ross Perot and Ralph Nader did in 1992 and 2000.

Many Democrats are slamming Schultz's bid as a doomed "vanity project" and will likely escalate pressure on Schultz to drop the idea. The potential punishment goes beyond Schultz. Some on the left are threatening to boycott Starbucks if the former CEO runs for president. businessinsider.com

   Trump: Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz 'doesn't have the guts' to run for president

Never Let the Protest Become the Event
Ten tips from event security experts

Event security has evolved well beyond the standard uniformed officers, access control and incident response. Today's event security professionals are strategists who use intelligence driven risk-based models to mitigate threats by identifying and addressing gaps and vulnerabilities. Successful event security planners practice a holistic approach combining physical protection of people and property, from obvious threats of terror and violence, along with the subtle art of protecting brand and reputation. Such an approach necessarily includes protest planning. If not managed properly, a protest can not only upstage your event but may become the only event that anyone will remember.

Activism of all stripes is on the rise as our increasingly polarized and partisan society seems driven by growing socio-economic and political disparities. Special events act as a magnet to those who seek a prominent stage where they can showcase their cause and maximize their audience. Recent media reporting is filled with examples of protests that become the headlines at corporate, academic, sporting, political and other events.

Amazon's annual meeting in May 2018, was described as a "carnival atmosphere" due to a colorful and distracting array of protestors from drag queens demanding Amazon select a headquarters location in a "gay rights" state, to cargo pilots picketing over insufficient staffing, to corporate activists carrying giant puppet signs depicting CEO Jeff Bezos, all while the Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered a message against the company.

Here are the top ten insights we've gleaned to keep your event secure in the face of both planned and unplanned protests: securitymagazine.com

Director, Loss Prevention for Movado Group - based in Moonachie, NJ
The Director of Loss Prevention is responsible for the development and execution of the Company's security processes with focus on the protection and security of the Company's employees, property and assets. This includes corporate offices, distribution and service facilities, data center, retail locations, and a few satellite locations. This role may also provide support to our international locations in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Middle East.

Movado is an American watchmaker that traces its origins to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Last year's revenue totaled $568 million. Movado Group, Inc. designs, sources, and distributes MOVADO, MVMT, OLIVIA BURTON, EBEL, CONCORD, COACH, TOMMY HILFIGER, HUGO BOSS, LACOSTE, SCUDERIA FERRARI, REBECCA MINKOFF and URI MINKOFF watches worldwide, and operates Movado company stores in the United States. movadogroup.com

Director, Asset Protection for SmileDirectClub - 4 positions posted in LA, NYC, Dallas, and Columbus
Reporting to the Senior Director of Retail Operations, Director of Asset Protection provides loss prevention leadership and investigation service to the Retail Operations Team. This role is a key member of the Operation's organization, working with HQ and various teams across the United States and Canada.

SmileDirectClub is a teledentistry company, based out of Nashville, Tennessee. The company produces 3D-printed clear aligners, working with 225 licensed professionals. While most business is conducted online, the company has 150 retail locations in 38 states. smiledirectclub.com

UK: Tesco cuts 9,000 jobs in stores shake-up

UK grocers, fast food warn of major disruption from no-deal Brexit

Walgreens scoops up 63 Shopko pharmacies at Ch.11 auction

Toy industry sales broke 4-year sales growth streak, fell 2% in 2018 thanks to Toys R Us closure

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Lowe's Nominates AP Executives for:
Manager of the Year Awards in AP & Ops Categories

Regional Asset Protection, Operations, & Safety Director of the Year
Anthony Bickley
Ellis Clark
Matt Thompson

District Asset Protection, Operations & Safety Manager of the Year
Jeff Bucher
Sam Charles
Jackie Goltara

Click here to see the complete list of nominees in all categories

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SIY: Steal it Yourself
How ORC is Getting Rich Off of DIY Stores

Professional shoplifters are typically smarter than amateur thieves and choose their targets carefully. This type of thief specifically looks for a couple of main characteristics when considering which retailers to steal from. First, they seek out retailers who sell products that are high in demand because this type of merchandise can quickly be resold for cash. Additionally, they look for retailers who appear to provide the easiest ways of escape without detection. For these reasons, Home Improvement retailers tend to be prime targets for Organized Retail Crime.

To better understand why the Home Improvement industry has been so heavily impacted by ORC, consider the following:

High Value Goods - Power Drills, Saws, Generators, and Power Washers are always in high demand

Easy Resale - New tools are easy to liquidate online, in-person, and across an unscrupulous pawn shop networks

Easy Entry and Egress - Large Home Improvement and Hardware Stores typically provide multiple

Although Home Improvement retailers such as Home Depot, Lowe's and Menard's have strong Loss Prevention and Asset Protection strategies in place to combat shoplifting, professional thieves quickly adapt to such strategies and continue to inflict great harm to this industry's financial bottom line.

The Role of Theft-Preventing Technology

Gatekeeper Systems understands the issues facing Loss Prevention today - non-confrontation policies, greater shoplifter violence, and increasingly expensive thefts encouraged by decriminalization. Thieves are aware of these issues and have begun to abuse them with targeted theft amounts, disregard for security, and brandishing weapons against employees who try to apprehend them.

Traditional methods for addressing this problem have increasingly become inadequate. To address these issues effectively, retailers need to look for a technological solution. Only technology will provide the ability to recover merchandise without confrontations or risk to employees and customers.

Gatekeeper Systems' Purchek® system is the premier technological solution to address this epidemic. Purchek® offers a single solution to the multiple problems facing Loss Prevention, including the protection of customers and employees, as well as the protection of valuable merchandise from theft (making it available for customers), all without interfering with positive customer experiences.

Click here to find out why 19 of the top 20 retailers that use shopping carts rely on Gatekeeper solutions.



Today is Data Privacy Day
11 Experts Share Their Take on the Cyber Security Holiday

The Council of Europe agreed that January 28 should be declared European Data Protection Day back in 2007; two years later the U.S. joined in with the Data Privacy Day holiday. So, on this the 11th Data Privacy Day, Forbes reached out to 11 experts for their take on data privacy in 2019.

"Beyond the hefty fines for regulatory non-compliance" Jasmit Sagoo, senior director for Northern Europe at Veritas, says, "companies have begun taking notice of the real reputational damage that could result in a lack of responsibility for protecting and managing their data." Conversely, Sagoo points out that the potential benefits of investing in effective data protection are vast, including "the ability to personalize and improve customer service and create information-centric business models that give way to new revenue streams."

"With a three-fold approach to managing data which includes technology, processes and people" Sagoo says "organizations will be in a strong position to reap the rewards associated with protecting and managing data and building customer confidence in today's digital economy."

"With major regulatory changes now in force, from the EU GDPR to the California Consumer Privacy Act, initiatives like Data Protection Day have never been more relevant" David Kemp, business strategist for secure content management with Micro Focus, says, continuing "looking at the year ahead, we will see a major drive from organizations to achieve data privacy compliance, not only within the EU but worldwide." Of course, he's right when he points out that as regulators start to show the sharpness of their teeth so "individuals will increasingly recognize their right to data privacy, and ability to hold businesses to account for negligence."

"Data Protection Day acts as a reminder to businesses and consumers alike that cyber security solutions and fraud prevention tools are no longer optional" Brett Beranek, general manager for the security and biometrics line of business at Nuance Communications, says, adding "there is no doubt that we are in a modern arms race, fighting to develop the systems and solutions that will enable us to successfully outsmart those wishing to access and manipulate our data and make us the victims of fraud." forbes.com

Internet Society Issues Privacy Code of Conduct for Businesses
In time for Data Privacy Day, the Internet Society has issued a nine-point code of conduct that offers insights into how companies can more effectively manage personal data, including ways to improve how they handle anonymized data and keep consumers better informed on what they actually consented to releasing.

"People regard data as a commodity they can exploit, but they have to change to becoming a responsible steward of that data," says Christine Runnegar, senior director of Internet trust for the Internet Society. Companies have to change their mindset, she adds.

They also must be held accountable and stop using the consumer's consent to excuse bad practices, she says. For example, very often company websites will post long-winded forms at the bottom of the page written in legalese that people gloss over and accept.

"People often don't know what it means or what the risks are," Runnegar says. "Businesses have to offer a clearer explanation of what the personal data will be used for and make clear that it is for legitimate and reasonable purposes. They should follow up with written explanations in plain language of what the person actually consented to releasing." darkreading.com

Why Google's GDPR fine matters to U.S. retail
Google's record $57 million fine for violating the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should serve as a wakeup call for retailers everywhere.

Google is one of those companies that isn't strictly a retailer, but engages in online retail activities. And its steep fine for not having enough transparency in how it collects and uses consumer data to personalize ads is of importance to any retailer that engages in online commerce with EU residents. Here are three reasons why what happened to Google means you need to carefully examine how you engage online with customers in the EU: chainstoreage.com

Bomb Threat, Sextortion Spammers Abused Weakness at GoDaddy.com
Retailers being targeted in active phishing and malware attacks

Two of the most disruptive and widely-received spam email campaigns over the past few months - including an ongoing sextortion email scam and a bomb threat hoax that shut down dozens of schools, businesses and government buildings late last year - were made possible thanks to an authentication weakness at GoDaddy.com, the world's largest domain name registrar, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

Perhaps more worryingly, experts warn this same weakness that let spammers hijack domains tied to GoDaddy also affects a great many other major Internet service providers, and is actively being abused to launch phishing and malware attacks which leverage dormant Web site names currently owned and controlled by some of the world's most trusted corporate names and brands. krebsonsecurity.com



Network surveillance technologies continue to revolutionize the way retail professionals work with not just loss prevention, but also with store optimization, operational efficiencies, and enhancements to the overall customer experience.

John Bartolac of Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, tells us how retailers can utilize the network infrastructure to bring together their video surveillance, physical access control, audio systems, and now, analytics to develop creative solutions that go beyond security, helping to grow the business and improve customer experience.

John Bartolac - Axis Communications - Quick Take 2

John Bartolac shares what's new with Axis Communications, how they're reacting to the rapidly changing market, and what excites them about facial recognition and artificial intelligence. And then Gus Downing pops in for a hilarious lighting round of "hot seat" questions with Amber and Joe. Jason Bourne or James Bond? Russia or North Korea?



Millennials Want Brands to Be Socially Responsible
A brand's ethics and social responsibility can influence purchasing decisions and loyalty for many millennials-a generation transitioning into their prime spending years.

"Millennials are very aware of when something feels inauthentic or forced, and we know this based on the ways they want to be targeted or what they want to see in ads. They are looking for, and respond to, things that almost can't be inauthentic," said Joline McGoldrick, senior vice president of Data Insights and Research at VidMob.

In a recent survey by RetailMeNot, two thirds of millennial consumers said more brands should take a public stand on important social values. And over half said that even if they disagree with a company's position, that wouldn't impact their likelihood to purchase from that brand.

Brands taking stances on hot-button issues can be risky. But in an increasingly polarized political climate, some are courting controversy and are willing to alienate a vocal minority.

Nike is one such brand, which ran an ad late last year featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who sparked controversy by kneeling during the national anthem. There were consumers who cut the brand's logos off their socks, or even burned their sneakers. But there were also those who purchased Nike products in support. retail.emarketer.com

Amazon vs. eBay: The Future of Online Shopping
Still an online hub, eBay reported almost $9.6 billion in revenue last year, which is understandable given the fact that they have a 10 percent listing fee. This total is impressive, yet still lower than profits reported in previous years.

Nearly 40 percent of Amazon's sales comes from third party sellers, with the rest being sold from their own retailers -- they've acquired around 44 notable organizations over the years, including WholeFoods and Goodreads. Amazon has reported more than $2 billion each quarter for nearly a year now. The online giant also has smaller selling fees and plans that depend on what and how much you're selling. Listing with Amazon also means you get tested more on what you're selling and have many more rules to follow, meaning your customers trust that they're receiving exactly what they bought.

With their continued innovation and adaptability to changing technology trends, Amazon is quickly taking over the world and when it comes to speed of delivery -- we're talking about 48 hours -- no other company compares. But this doesn't necessarily mean eBay has anything to fear. eBay is still one of the most popular options for listing and selling items quickly. And because it is an auction site, sellers are often able to get more than the item is actually worth. entrepreneur.com

Walmart's exit from Google Express raises questions about marketplace's future
Google Express, Google's six-year-old online marketplace, could be in danger of burning out. After selling on the platform for just under two years, Walmart last week stopped selling through it, leading to questions about Google Express' longer-term future as an e-commerce marketplace. To analysts, Walmart's pullout could be the first of a range of brands that will eventually leave the platform, but it could open up opportunities for smaller sellers. digiday.com

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Colts Neck, NJ: Indicted Tennis Coach Ran $400k Credit Card Theft Ring; $200k in Cryptocurrency seized
A Colts Neck youth tennis instructor, who was already charged with multiple counts of child sexual assault, has now been charged with running a sixteen-person identity theft ring. Terry Kuo's parents, who live in Neptune Twp., were also arrested after police say they tried to hide evidence of what their son was allegedly up to. A banker who police say streamlined his financial transactions was arrested in the take down, as well.

Terry Kuo, also known as "Victor Lee," or "Young Sheng Tang," who at one point worked as a youth tennis instructor at the Colts Neck Racquet Club, was charged with 15 counts of conspiracy, theft by deception, insurance fraud and forgery. Investigators digging into Kuo's background now allege that he also ran an elaborate stolen credit card ring: From January 2015 to November 2017, Kuo and more than a dozen co-conspirators throughout Monmouth County and New York City engaged in an ongoing scheme to defraud retail businesses and/or the financial institutions that issued those credit cards. They typically then sold the items for cash on eBay, the prosecutor said. Once the fraudulently obtained merchandise was sold for cash.

In total, Kuo and his co-conspirators fraudulently obtained more than 120 credit cards, and obtained more than $400,000 in merchandise as a result of the scheme. Items typically purchased include Apple MacBooks, iPads and iPhones; luxury jewelry and clothing; high-end electronics; and tennis equipment. As part of the operation, more than $200,000 in cryptocurrency was seized pursuant to court order- the first seizure of its kind by a law enforcement agency in the state of New Jersey.  patch.com

Hudson, MN: Former AT&T employee accused of more than $120,000 in theft
A White Bear Lake, Minn., man is accused of stealing almost $120,000 in goods and services from his Hudson employer over the course of a month. Timothy Ryan Skrypek, 30, was charged with three counts of felony theft following allegations that he made 45 fraudulent phone activations totaling $63,899.39 in lost income, stole $42,773 worth of devices and store deposits that total $12,588.20 while employed by the AT&T Store in Hudson.  new-richmond-news.com

Brockton, MA: Thieve steal $20,000 of merchandise from T-Mobile; shoot-out with Police
Three Boston men who Brockton police said stole more than $20,000 worth of iPhones and cash during an armed robbery at a local T-Mobile store Saturday, then shot at the officers who pursued them, are expected to be arraigned Monday, officials said Sunday. Police also worked to identify a fourth suspect they believe was involved with the robbery, which occurred at 521 Belmont St. shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, according to Brockton police.  bostonglobe.com

Two EZ Pawn employees charged with $3,000 embezzlement; stole computers/ iPads from one store and pawned them at another EZ Pawn

Albuquerque, NM: Serial Shoplifter arrested; Pulled gun on Target LP, busted at The Home Depot

Wilkes-Barre, Township, PA: 3 Suspects sought in attempted Victoria's Secret $1,300 theft

Evanston, IL: Man fled Target with a vacuum cleaner

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Shootings & Deaths

Darlington, SC: Investigation ruled homicide after Domino's delivery man shot, killed during routine delivery
According to Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee, 39-year-old Abdul McKenzie of Darlington was killed while making a routine delivery. Abdul was an good man an great husband and loving father of 3 girls. Osmond Kasim, the store's manager says McKenzie was a Domino's employee for nearly 20 years. He says the store will remain closed indefinitely as the investigation continues. wmbfnews.com

Greensboro, NC: One In Custody, One Released After Gun Fired During Fight Inside Four Seasons Town Centre
Greensboro police say a gun was discharged during a fight at Four Seasons Mall Saturday night and two people were taken into custody as a result. One has since been released. The investigation started after officers were dispatched to the mall around 8:16 p.m. on a shots fired call. Officers say the gunshot was fired during a fight inside the mall. No injuries reported.  greensboro.com

Gainesville, GA: McDonald's customer shoots at couple after confrontation over incorrect order

Pittsburgh, PA - Man Accidentally Shot Himself In Somerset Walmart

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Wilkes-Barre, PA: County Detective sues Security Guard, Company, Guard and Aldi, claiming he was falsely accused of candy theft
A Luzerne County detective has filed a lawsuit against a security officer and the company he works for, after the detective said he was falsely detained on an accusation that he stole a candy bar from a grocery store. The suit was filed by Det. Charles Balogh through his attorney Frank Tunis on Friday. It names Legion Security Services Inc. and Aldi, saying he was "falsely, publicly, and maliciously" accused of theft by a security officer at the store.  timesleader.com

Boardman, OH: JC Penney Shoplifter with CCW permit charged with Robbery
Although police say 22-year-old Jessica Frenzel has a permit to carry a concealed weapon and cooperated with authorities when she was arrested at J.C. Penney, she was booked into the county jail on a charge of robbery. According to the police report, Frenzel was confronted Thursday as she was exiting the store with a shopping bag containing $535 worth of items that hadn't been paid for. A store security officer told police that Frenzel was very cooperative as she was escorted back to the store's loss prevention office. It was there that the security officer says he discovered a Smith and Wesson .380 handgun in Frenzel's purse. Police confiscated the gun and Frenzel's conceal carry permit as evidence. The report says that because the theft offense was committed while in possession of a deadly weapon, the crime is classified as a robbery.  wfmj.com

St Louis County, MO: Officer injured after theft turns into high speed chase
One person is in custody after a high speed chase ended in South County. Loss prevention at Walmart in Arnold called police officers after two men left Walmart with two carts of electronics. The suspects rammed one patrol car and struck an officer outside another car. The officer was knocked down and hurt his knee. The suspects left the parking lot and law enforcement chased the suspect's vehicle from Walmart until it ended in South County.  kmov.com

Roseville, CA: Best Buy Employee fired after helping Placer Co. Sheriff Deputies tackle wanted suspect
Best Buy responded to ABC10 on Sunday, saying that, per company policy, employees are not allowed to chase potential criminals. There full statement reads as follows: "Our policy is clear, employees are not to chase potential criminals outside of the store. Chasing an individual in the parking lot creates a safety risk that isn't worth taking, regardless of how noble an employee's intention is."

The suspect, 35-year-old Reno resident Timothy Trujillo was wanted for a felony warrant by Nevada State officials and the Placer County Sheriff's Department after detectives were informed Trujillo might be evading law enforcement in the Roseville area. Special operations detectives with Placer County tracked Trujillo to the Best Buy and attempted to make contact with him. When deputies approached, Trujillo punched one of them in the face and fled on foot to escape. That's when Tyler, the Best Buy employee, stepped in. While working security outside the store, Tyler said he saw Trujillo punch one of the deputies and run away. Rather than let the man get away, Tyler sprinted into action. After he tackled the suspect, deputies were able to subdue Trujillo and put him in handcuffs.  abc19.com

Melbourne, Australia: Brazen robbery duo slide under store security gate
Two men are being hunted following a brazen burglary in Melbourne's south-east. CCTV shows two men at a shopping complex in Malvern around 8pm on January 18. In the footage, one of the men can be seen lifting the corner of a roller security door allowing his accomplice to slide underneath and into the department store. The other man then filled a bag with a number of designer tops as well as various other items. Both men fled the complex via a fire exit after an alarm was activated.  9news.com.au

San Antonio, TX: HEB, Walmart Armed Robber Arrested with stolen Pawn Shop handgun; threatened store management

Colorado Springs, CO: 2 Jewelry stores robbed in 4 hours

Brentwood, CA: Cryptocurrency ATM Stolen in Bakery Break-In

Columbus, OH: Woman bites, punches cashier while stealing cart full of Kroger groceries

Burlington, VT: Man pleads guilty to Multi- State Crime Spree; 3 C-Store Robberies in 2018

Sentencings & Guilty Pleas

Savannah, GA: Two Brazilian nationals plead guilty for their roles in capturing and using account information stolen from bank ATMs


Columbus, OH: Groups face federal counterfeit charges; $3,400 fake money seized
The United States Secret Service says a group in Columbus face federal charges for their role in a sophisticated counterfeit currency manufacturing scheme aimed at defrauding Central Ohio businesses. Two men were arrested this week after members of the Secret Service Southern District of Ohio Electronic and Financial Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at their residence. Approximately $3,400 in counterfeit currency in various denominations as well as electronic media, paper, ink and other items used in the production of counterfeit U.S. currency, were seized during the search of the home, the Secret Service said in a release Friday.  wdtn.com


Bakery - Brentwood, CA - Burglary
C-Store - Wilmington, DE - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Columbus, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Manchester, NH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Manchester, NH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Altoona, PA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Bergen County, NJ - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Columbia, MD - Burglary
Cricket Wireless - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Muskegon, MI - Armed Robbery
Dunkin Donut - Bronx, NY - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Ypsilanti Township, MI - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - San Jose, CA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
Grocery - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Little Rock, AR - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Portland, OR - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Columbus, OH - Robbery
Jewelry - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
Jewelry Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Hampden, MD - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Harlingen, TX - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Rohnert Park, CA - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile - Boston, MA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Miami, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Westfield, NJ - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Norfolk, VA - Robbery


Daily Totals:
28 robberies
2 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings




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