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RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference 2017
Feb. 12-15

Jewelers' Security Alliance's 39th Annual Security Seminar and Expo
March 7-9

ISC West
April 6-8

NRF Protect 2017
June 26-28

Twin Cities ORC Association Annual Conference & Training
Aug. 15-16

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Sept. 21

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'D&D Daily's LP New Years Kick Off' was a great success!

Barnes & Noble LP Team with
NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill at the Daily's A
nnual NYC Dinner

Left to right: Andre Harris (Director of Loss Prevention, Logistics/e-Commerce), Rosamaria Sostilio (Vice President of Loss Prevention), Commissioner James O'Neill, and Ronald Vance (Loss Prevention Operations Manager)


Paul Jaeckle named Vice President Asset Protection at Meijer's
Formerly the Senior Director - Asset Protection Strategy and Operations, Walmart Stores U.S., Paul will now be responsible for the oversight and direction of Meijer's Asset Protection Programs.

Paul was with Walmart since 1997, in various positions, from District Loss Prevention Supervisor, Regional Asset Protection/Loss Prevention Director, Director of Innovations, Director of Operations, to Senior Director Asset Protection - East Coast, to his most recent position mentioned above. Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University and his Masters in Organization Management and Design from The Sage College. Congratulations, Paul!

Family owned Meijer's Midwest geography includes corporate offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, plus manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and over 200 stores across Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Wisconsin. The pioneer of the "one-stop shopping" concept.

Eric Ives named Director of Special Investigations for Luxottica

Eric previously held the position of Head of Global Threat Financing for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for over a year, and has been with the FBI since 1995. He has held various positions for the FBI including Unit Chief - Major Theft Unit, Supervisory Special Agent, Internal Investigation - Inspection Division, and International Organized Crime Task Forces. Eric was also in the asset protection/loss prevention industry as LP Supervisor for JC Penney and District AP for Target before going to the FBI. Eric earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from University of North Florida. Congratulations Eric!

Michelle Cabrita, CFI named Senior Corporate Investigator
for Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Michelle was previously the Senior Manager of Asset and Profit Protection Operations for Burberry for over five years before taking this new role. She was also a Director of Global Analytics for The Zellman Group in 2008, and worked for Polo Ralph Lauren from 1999 to 2008 as District Manager of Asset Protection, Corporate Investigator and Customer Service Manager. Congratulations Michelle!

Cap Index Managing Crime & Loss Data for Bank Capture Initiative
Bankers Association Expands Crime Data Program to ATM Skimming
The addition of ATM crime data represents a significant expansion to the American Bankers Association's Bank Capture system, a real-time platform that 60 percent of the nation's banks already rely on.

Last week, ABA announced an expansion of its Bank Capture system to help banks around the country track trends in ATM skimming. The Bank Capture system will also now track other types of theft using ATMs, such as the use of malware, card trapping, and "shimming," which involves the use of an illicit card reader. Even incidents of vandalism will be included.

The initiative expands on an ongoing effort for the trade group, which has operated ABA Bank Capture since 2011 [PDF] as a way to allow banks to track crime data in real time.

Quarterly Analysis Report

CAP Index brings their expertise in collection, management, analysis and application of crime and loss data into the Bank Capture initiative. CAP Index's team conducts quarterly analyses of information available in the Bank Capture database and releases reports with the findings accompanied by expert interpretation of the findings. For questions about the quarterly analysis reports, please contact support.

ABA Bank Capture is a secure national database for the reporting of bank crime and serious incidents. It allows bankers to share information with each other and with law enforcement. In an effort to support bank crime investigation and resolution, the American Bankers Association, under the direction of its security steering committee and in cooperation with the FBI, teamed up to launch ABA Bank Capture.  associationsnow.com ababankcaptureportal.com

Trumps Possible New Executive Order Could Put Retailers in the Crosshairs on Immigration Audits
Time to Visit Your I-9 Recordkeeping Standards

Yesterday Stephen Miller, senior advisor to the White House said on numerous political programs that the immigration effort will make sure that U.S. employers hire U.S. citizens over immigrants.

Editor's Note:  With Retail supporting one in four American jobs you can assume that ICE might be auditing hiring records - I-9 citizen verification forms. In 2010 Abercrombie & Fitch was fined over $1 million for numerous technology-related deficiencies in the company's electronic I-9 system.
In 2011 ICE sent notices to 1,000 employers warning that agents would be auditing their hiring records.
Interestingly "late last month, President Trump signed an executive order that aims to revive and beef up the use of 287(g) and give many more local law enforcement agencies the power to act as immigration officers." Meaning they could be checking I9 forms in virtually any city and especially in Sanctuary cities. Given the above fine and intensity around this subject, it might be wise to audit this program within your retailer. Just a thought. Gus Downing

Ralphs ordered to pay Torrance employee $800,000 after theft accusation
A Ralphs supermarket employee who claimed he was defamed as a thief and fired from his job at a Torrance store following a false allegation that he stole $18 worth of lemonade was awarded more than $800,000 from the company.

Troy Williams won his defamation lawsuit against the supermarket chain on Monday following a four-week trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. Williams, 49, of Carson sued the Ralphs Grocery Co. in 2012, alleging he was fired from the job he held since he was 15, following a false accusation that he walked away from the store with six bottles of raspberry-flavored Simply Lemonade. 

Another employee, who was working nearby at the front courtesy desk, reported the theft allegations. She and Williams weren't speaking at the time because Williams had previously complained about her to management. dailybreeze.com

C-store chain Market 24 reduces shrink by 50% with new LP analytics system
Market 24, a 20-store western Pennsylvania convenience store chain, has seen a sharp decrease in shrink, as well as more efficient store operations, since instituting a new loss prevention analytics system this past July. Loss Prevention Analytics is part of a suite of technology solutions from Petrosoft Inc., a Pittsburgh-based technology firm that initially developed a cloud-based back-office software solution in 2002.

Loss Prevention Analytics automatically combines different sources of information, such as transactional and video data, then analyzes the combined information, sets rules, and produces documentation and reports for prevention, early detection, investigation and prosecution. It integrates with in-store technology and includes a cloud-based interface, enabling retailers from any location to quickly drill down into reports and click-through to review flagged transactions and gain additional knowledge through the associated tagged video footage. Retailers can filter by date, location, employee, item, risk event or type of transaction, as well as create custom filters.

Since installing Loss Prevention Analytics, Market 24 has seen its shrink ratio reduced from 1.2 percent of sales to 0.6 percent. This compares to an industry average of 1.23 percent globally, and 1.27 percent in North America, according to The New Barometer Report. csnews.com

Why Food & Beverage Took Top Cargo Theft Spot
Less Traceable & Consumable & Disappear
Thieves Getting Smarter

Up until 2010, electronics was the number one stolen and targeted item for cargo theft because we had a robust economy. People had the luxury of being able to spend money on flat screen TVs, smart phones, gaming consoles, or you name it. Cargo thieves steal what people will buy so then they were out stealing what they would buy: electronics. During the downturn of the economy, people tend to plan a little better and prioritize spending differently, and not spend money on luxury items as much.

In 2010, we saw food and beverage take over that top spot. In some years, electronics slipped down into number three spot but mostly it remained number two.  Although the initial shift took place for economic reasons, the bad guys also learned a lot. Food and beverage are less traceable and, since they are consumable, the stolen goods disappear. That helped keep electronics in the number two spot. Further, with electronics that are activated or used on the internet, you have back door tracking capability. We know over the years of gathering intelligence in the field that that was some of the things bad guys were taking into consideration, trackability and traceability. Lately, we've seen a resurgence of electronics theft. ebnonline.com

Indiana leads the nation in pharmacy robberies
HB 1312 Increases Penalty for Stealing Prescription Drugs From Pharmacies

The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code recently passed a bill increasing penalties for stealing prescription drugs from pharmacies in Indiana. With 175 incidents occurring in 2015 alone House Bill 1312 would increase the penalty for stealing prescription drugs from a pharmacy to a Level 4 felony. If the individual uses a deadly weapon or causes bodily harm to another person during the robbery, the offense would be enhanced to a Level 2 felony. If the robbery results in serious bodily harm, the offense would be a Level 1 felony.

Negele and Siegrist's bill will now go to the full House for consideration. thepaper24-7.com

Mission: Impossible-style raiders steal antique books worth $2.5M U.S.
Mission: Impossible-style raiders allegedly cut through skylights and abseiled into a warehouse in an audacious heist which saw them walk away with antique books worth more than £2 million - $2.5 U.S. The gang targeted the warehouse in Heathrow, London, and used "commando-style" techniques to evade motion sensors.
They ignored other stock, including electrical items and cheaper books, and instead made off in an escape van with more than 160 of the world's most valuable publications, the Mail on Sunday reported
"We're not talking Picassos, or Rembrandts or even gold bars - these books would be impossible to fence. It must be for someone specialist. There must be a collector behind it."
Brian Lake, of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, added: "Nothing like this has hit the rare books trade before."
The books were being stored at the warehouse as they were due to be flown to the United States, reportedly for this weekend's 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair. telegraph.co.uk
Johnny Webb Named McDonald's 2016 U.S. Security Manager of the Year
A BIG congratulations to McDonald's 2016 U.S. Security Manager of the Year! This is a prestigious annual award given to the top performer and contributor within the McDonald's U.S. Security Department. Simply stated, the recipient is a champion of the department strategies, consistently demonstrates exceptional leadership, and adds significant value to the business.

In 2016, Johnny was the "go to" Security Manager that others looked to when complex questions or circumstances arose. He possessed a keen sense of prioritization and represented himself and our brand at the highest level while always keeping his customer front and center. Johnny conducted himself in an unwavering and selfless fashion as a brand ambassador to this great company we call McDonald's. He is an inspiration to our team and creates a true shadow of a leader to his customers and peers.

For these efforts and everything Johnny does - every day - to protect our restaurants, our people and our brand, we congratulate him! Way to go, Johnny Webb! 

Director, National Asset Protection posted for Holt Renfrew in Toronto, CA
Canada's high-end luxury department store

The Director, National Asset Protection will provide leadership, guidance and specialized knowledge to Holt Renfrew; while developing leading-edge capabilities and technology to protect all assets of the organization. Reporting into the finance pyramid. taleo.net

Holt Renfrew has 2,500 employees with eight stores across the country in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto (Bloor Street, Square One and Yorkdale). In early 2013, Holt Renfrew launched hr2, Canada's first premium off-price concept, offering leading brands and on-trend styles at irresistible prices, and welcomed Montreal's Ogilvy to the family. linkedin.com

Weis Markets Extends Offer for Vice President Asset Protection
Gander Mountain mulling Chapter 11

Sears, Kmart join other retailers in dropping Trump-branded items
Burlington Drops Ivanka Trump

Quarterly Same Store Sales Report
Restaurant Brands - full yr. Tim Horton's comp's up 2.5%, Burger King comp's up 2.3%, TH sales up 5.8%, BK sales up 7.8%
Restaurant Brands - Q4 TH comp's up 0.2%, BK comp's up 2.8%, TH sales up 2.4%, BK sales up 8.5%

Last week's #1 article --

DKNY cuts VP Loss Prevention position
Pulls Out of Fashion Week - Two Seniors Leave Company


Call for Entries: RILA's R(Tech) AP Innovation Awards

We'd like to invite you to be part of RILA's R(Tech) Asset Protection: Innovation Awards. The awards will showcase game-changing technology that mitigates total retail loss and recognizes visionary companies that are developing these solutions.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of top executives in retail asset protection. Final judging will take place at RILA's 2017 Retail Asset Protection Conference, April 9-12 in New Orleans, the preferred annual event for over 1,300 industry professionals in retail AP. Award recipients will receive industry recognition, press exposure, enhanced networking opportunities, and more. Take advantage of an unprecedented opportunity to stand out among the pack and be recognized as a leader in the retail industry!

If you are not currently registered to exhibit or sponsor for this year's conference, click here for more information on how to participate. Please note to participate in any RILA event as a non-retailer, you must be registered to exhibit or sponsor. Final judging for the awards will take place at the conference. Contact Tripp Taylor at tripp.taylor@rila.org for any additional questions on exhibit/sponsorship packages.

Entries are due by March 3, 2017. Visit the awards homepage today for more information and steps to apply. Don't miss this opportunity to share how your innovative solution is solving retailer's future challenges!


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Keep Employees Secure, Wherever They Are
Nearly 80% of professionals work remotely at least one day a week, and 1.55 billion others are expected to work outside the boundaries of the corporate office by 2020. The security challenges aren't only the result of more employees working outside of the corporate office, but also the number of devices used by each individual.

3 Areas to Focus Security Efforts

To properly secure the distributed workforce, it's best to focus on multiple areas. This allows organizations to place requirements around devices, applications, and network.

1. Devices are more than just laptops. Keeping employees efficient means the use of multiple devices - up to four tools each day, including cellphones, laptops, and wearables. And the rise of wearables opens a new enterprise security frontier. IT must secure these newer devices, especially because analysts predict that smart glasses and smart watches will see a high rate of enterprise adoption in the coming years. For these newer gadgets, IT can look to dynamic technologies, such as biometrics and GPS, and the type of information being accessed to authenticate the user rather than relying on static passwords.

Additionally, "bring your own device" (BYOD) policies continue to be a problem when it comes to data leaks. A well-designed BYOD plan that includes wireless LAN controllers and access points, a lightweight security mobility client, and robust identity services will help minimize device risks. Today's lightweight agile identity technologies use sophisticated cryptographic algorithms to locate security threats. As these solutions evolve to include geolocation and geosensing programs, identity management will become an important part of the security framework.

2. Newer generations demand flexibility. Generation X and millennial employees grew up with mobility solutions such as broadband, Wi-Fi, laptops, social media, and smartphones. They expect instant access to information from anywhere. The result is a new corporate structure rooted in flexibility and a dispersed workforce that demands collaboration software solutions and secure network connections.

The problem arises as remote access across unsecured wireless or LTE networks opens companies up to man-in-the-middle attacks, malicious apps, corporate espionage, and more.

Cloud-based applications provide flexibility for mobile workers but also create issues because cyberattackers can hack in to steal user credentials, intercept data in transmission to the cloud, or access unencrypted files. An ideal way to protect against these threats is to extend security to the DNS through a cloud-delivered network security service. Predictive cybersecurity intelligence with live graphs of global DNS requests, along with other relevant information, can protect enterprises from attacks and assist in predicting future threats.

3. Social media security education needed. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites are very popular, especially among younger employees. And these platforms are also popular among cyberattackers. All employees need to be educated regarding personal information, such as birthdates, email addresses, and company names, that should and shouldn't be divulged online.

The best line of defense against cyberattacks for the mobile workforce is to take a more predictive stance. For instance, enterprises can create a "red team" - a group that challenges organizations to become more effective - to proactively hunt cyberthreats, improve security strategy, and train analysts with regular cyberdrills. darkreading.com
69% of IT Managers & Security Managers Say Existing Security Precautions Inadequate or Out of Date
A major new survey by the Ponemon Institute has found that over two-thirds of IT managers and security managers polled found some of their organization's existing security precautions either inadequate or out of date. Sixty-nine percent took that stance.
By a slightly smaller margin, 64%, they disagree with the statement that their organization "effectively reduces the inherent risk of unmanaged data." Likewise, 65% disagreed with a statement that their organizations were effectively managing "the inherent risk of unapproved applications."  informationweek.com

Microsoft to Rate Corporate Cybersecurity
Hartford Financial use Office 365 Secure Score setting cyberinsurance rates

Microsoft on Friday will begin grading its commercial customers' Office 365 security settings in an effort to fortify its software and services that are frequent targets of hackers.

One insurance company, Hartford Financial Services Group plans to take the security score into account when setting cyberinsurance rates for customers.

Microsoft is debuting the Secure Score ahead of the annual RSA digital-security conference in San Francisco, which gets under way today. The company will suggest ways to improve security and include a tool to model how security changes affect scores. Security scores can climb, for example, when customers enable multifactor authentication. wsj.com

Security Breach at PIP Printing Company Leaks Thousands of Highly Sensitive Documents
An online security breach at a national printing chain leaked thousands of sensitive documents - from labor filings involving NFL players to lawsuits against Hollywood studios to personal immigration-related papers - raising the possibility that private information could end up in the wrong hands. The leak at PIP printing, which has more than 400 locations in 13 countries, went on for four months before it was repaired Tuesday, cybersecurity experts involved in investigating the breach told NBC News. But there's no evidence that any hackers may have stumbled upon the files to use them for malicious purposes, they add. The documents, which NBC News examined, ranges from emails revealing credit card and social security numbers to legal filings such as depositions, subpoenas and labor lawsuits. Extensive medical records belonging to high-profile athletes were also at risk. nbcnews.com

What cyberinsurance gotchas companies must be ready for - Big Increases
Businesses shelled out $2 billion in cyber insurance premiums in 2015 but current projections show that astronomical growth rates will result in a market of over $20 billion by 2025. The single biggest challenge faced by insurance companies today is the lack of actuarial data on cyber attacks which makes pricing these cyber insurance policies very difficult. As a result, insurance companies are increasingly resorting to other methods to assist them in more accurately pricing these policies which is good news for them but which will result in a number of challenges for businesses. csoonline.com

Apple's iCloud saved deleted browser records, security company finds
Apple's iCloud appears to have been holding on to users' deleted internet browsing histories, including records over a year old.

Users can set iCloud to store their browsing history so that it's available from all connected devices. The researchers found that when a user deletes that history, iCloud doesn't actually erase it but keeps it in a format invisible to the user.

Keeping a copy of a user's browser history can certainly be "invaluable for surveillance and investigations," Katalov said. But it's unclear if Apple knew that its iCloud service was storing the deleted records. csoonline.com

NY AG Settles With Acer For $115,000 Over Data Breach
As part of the settlement, Acer agreed to pay $115,000 in penalties and to improve its data security practices. The penalty amounts to approximately $50.12 per New York resident potentially affected. 35,000 credit cards numbers exposed - 2,250 NY residents. mondaq.com
DIRECTOR (IT) SECURITY TOOLS posted for Ralph Lauren in Lyndhurst, N.J.


Vector Security Now Accepting Applications for 2017 LPF Scholarships

Intelligent security and home automation provider continues commitment to furthering loss prevention education.

PITTSBURGH, January 31, 2017 - Vector Security, Inc., the provider of intelligent security and home automation solutions tailored to the needs of customers, is accepting applications for its 2017 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarship program from now through March 31, 2017. Applications can be submitted via the Vector Security website at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.

The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals - or those who have an interest in loss prevention - seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Vector Security began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this important and rapidly-growing industry.

The scholarships cover all course and examination fees for retail loss prevention professionals who wish to obtain LPF's Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) or Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications.

In 2012, the program was expanded into Canada and will continue this year as well. A total of 10 LPQ and 10 LPC scholarships will be awarded to U.S.-based professionals, while another five LPC scholarships will be awarded to Canadian-based professionals.

"We are pleased to collaborate with the Loss Prevention Foundation once again to support loss prevention education and certification," said Michael T. Grady, LPC, Executive Vice President, Vector Security. "We value the contributions loss prevention professionals make to this industry and our commitment to this profession remains strong."

He added, "Over the years, LPQ and LPC certifications have become immensely popular and well-respected. Through our scholarship program, we're honored to assist worthy individuals who otherwise may be hindered by the costs associated with obtaining this certification."

Anyone currently in the loss prevention industry, or has an interest in the industry, may apply for an LPQ scholarship. Those applying for the LPC scholarship must meet certain eligibility requirements. Detailed information can be found at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.

VVector Security has awarded 184 scholarships totaling $189,345 since the program began in 2009.


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NYPD Commissioner
James O'Neill addresses
the Retail Loss Prevention community


At the D&D Daily's "Live in NYC" dinner event on Jan. 16, 2017, keynote speaker NYPD Commissioner "Jimmy" O'Neill, took time for pictures with attending LP teams and vendors, then addressed the crowd in a speech focusing on current issues facing the retail community.

O'Neill was appointed the 43rd police commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Bill de Blasio in September 2016. He had served previously as chief of department, the NYPD's highest uniformed rank. Widely experienced in both the patrol and the investigative sides of the department, Commissioner O'Neill is a hands-on police practitioner and a dedicated police reformer.

Having the opportunity to hear from the nation's top cop was a valuable experience for everyone in attendance, and the D&D Daily thanks him for taking the time to join us.

View our 2017 event recap here.

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Google, Facebook, and Pew are going after cyber con jobs and fake news
Google took down 1.7 billion deceptive and shocking ads in 2016 that violated its advertising policies, the company said last month. That's double the level of a year ago.

Among the ads it disabled, Google cited 900,000 containing malware, 68 million for "health-care violations" (up from 12.5 million the year before), 80 million that "deceived, misled or shocked users," and 17 million for promoting illegal gambling. It took action against 47,000 sites touting weight-loss scams, 15,000 sites pushing unwanted software on users, and 6,000 sites and 6,000 accounts for advertising counterfeit goods.

Driving citizen concerns, Pew found, was that 41% of polled Americans have encountered fraudulent charges on their credit cards and 35% have been notified that sensitive information like an account number has been compromised. thestar.com

Will a universal cart change online shopping?
Shop.co bills itself as the first true universal cart and, according to a press release, is hotly anticipated with 20,000 users on its waiting list. The browser extension allows users to shop from any site, and rather than checking out from individual shopping carts, check out all at once through the plugin. The extension also includes features like a saved shopping history and a coupon finder. Retailer participation is not required for the plugin to function. It has been rolled out to 2,000 users so far, and has reportedly saved users 12 minutes and $5 per order on average.

While it's easy to think of today's online shoppers always proceeding through the checkout with Amazon-esque ease, the numbers don't reflect that. A 2016 study from Baymard.com on online cart abandonment indicated that, while 61 percent of those who abandon their online carts do so because of unexpected costs, other reasons for abandonment relate to convenience.

Mobile shopping is another area with a cart abandonment problem. A third of people report abandoning a mobile purchase due to an overly invasive signup process, according to Brand-E, and 20 percent report doing so because checkout takes too long. retailwire.com

$109 Billion in Q4 2016 Total Digital E-Commerce Spending, Up 18%

eCommerce Force Behind Canada's Warehouse Boom

From Russia With Love - Then Back to Russia
Fraudulent credit cards - reshipping to Russia couple busted in Andover, Mass.

An Andover couple buying goods on Amazon and reshipping them to Russia pleaded guilty to tax evasion after failing to pay taxes on the income they gleaned from the enterprise, the Essex County district attorney said Friday. Anastasia Bulavchenko, 45, and Sergey Bulavchenko, 48, had not filed or paid Massachusetts state income taxes for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015,
Blodgett reported yesterday that the Bulavchenkos moved back to Russia where they will serve two years of probation.
The scheme was uncovered because fraudulent credit cards were being used to purchase the items. "They were getting a lot of stuff from Amazon," she said, "and using fraudulent credit cards to do it. It was all going to Russia."
The investigation conducted by Andover police, the FBI, and Massachusetts State Police revealed an extensive warehouse located within the Andover residence where more than 700 packages destined for reshipment overseas were seized. newburyportnews.com

Union Gap, WA: Traveling ORC group hitting Cabela's from coast to coast
Take a good look at the three theft suspects above wanted in Yakima County - two men and a woman. They're believed to be part of a traveling crew of crooks who've hit Cabela's outdoorsman stores from coast to coast. They're bold, well-organized and detectives across the country are hoping someone watching knows their names. The woman is wearing a big, baggy coat. One of the men stuffs expensive high-tech items in it like GPS units and Range Finders. The second guy acts as a lookout. Union Gap detectives say the way they finish their heist proves this crew is prolific and the most sophisticated thieves they've seen. "They did not remove any of the security measures," said Union Gap Det. Curtis Santucci. "They concealed them in the jacket of the female and out the door they went. They did not set off any of the alarms. q13fox.com

Rogersville, A South Carolina man wanted in connection with thefts from several Tri-Cities area Walmart stores was arrested early Saturday
Michael Steven Knarr, 45, was spotted by Rogersville Police at the Walmart in Hawkins County. Police said they recognized him after seeing his image circulated by the Kingsport Police, who identified the man as a suspect in multiple area felony shoplifting incidents. The Kingsport incident was reported early Friday. Patton said a man loaded 49 items, valued at more than $5,000, into three different shopping carts. Officers also found several power and hand tools, believed to have been stolen, and more than $2,500 in cash, which was likely from the sale of stolen items. Knarr is suspect in other Walmart thefts in Kingsport, Bristol, TN and Johnson, TN, totaling over $5,000. heraldcourier.com

Jasper, IN: Arrest made in $1,600 tool theft from Rural King store

Cheltenham Township, PA: Target, reported Feb. 3 that a male had stolen baby formula on three different occasions with a total value of $1,122.96

Houston, TX: Mother, daughter duo arrested for theft at Target; Mother attacks LP Agent while daughter is detained

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Shootings & Death

Huntsville, AL: Police investigating multi-scene shooting around Walmart
A shooting Sunday in the parking lot of the Walmart on Sparkman Drive has police investigating two crime scenes they say they believe are connected. Huntsville Police responded to a shooting around 5:00 p.m., but said nobody was found seriously injured at that scene. One woman was grazed by a bullet, but was treated and released. Many shoppers who were at the store during the incident found themselves stranded for a couple of hours, as their cars were roped off with crime scene tape in the area authorities were investigating. Just after the shooting, a person was found with gunshot wounds, just over a mile away from the Walmart scene. waaytv.com

Chicago, IL: CVS Disturbance ends with Armed Suspect killed in Police Shooting
Michelle Robey, 55 was shot and killed by police outside a CVS, Friday evening. The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. when officers responded to a call of a person with a knife inside a CVS pharmacy. "We had an adult female that was being combative and was destroying some property inside," said Chicago police. The woman left the store and was approached by officers. She had a knife and lunged at the officers, threatening them. The officers twice used a stun gun on her but it didn't seem to affect her. The officers shot her, striking her in the upper body. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. miamiherald.com

UK: The Shires: Shoplifter dies after 'glass bottles hidden under clothes smashed as security tackled him'
Kieran Church, 30, died at the scene after suffering "significant injuries" in the car park of The Shires shopping centre, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, on February 9. A 20-year-old man - understood to be a security guard - was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and has been released on bail until May. mirror.co.uk

Robberies & Thefts

North Versailles, PA: Suspect arrested in Walmart Cashier Robbery; taxi driver disappears so suspect runs to Wendy's for lunch
Authorities said just before 8 p.m. Thursday, Guy Jeffries, of Braddock, took a cab to the Walmart and went inside the store. He walked up to a cash register with a bottle of hand sanitizer and handed the cashier a $20 to pay. Police said as she was making change, Jeffries ordered her to give him all the money in the drawer. Outside the store, Jeffries found that his cab driver had also gone inside the store to buy something, so Jeffries walked to a nearby Wendy's and ordered food. Jeffries was sitting near a window with his meal inside the Wendy's when police ecognized him from surveillance video and took him into custody. Police said a blue plastic bag with $2,200 of cash inside and hand sanitizer was found on the table. wpxi.com

Chillicothe, OH: Police take stronger interest in Shoplifting
In 2016, the department received 27,700 calls for service - the highest number in 14 years and 13 percent more than in 2015, according to the department's recently released annual report. In five months, one of the detectives handled 87 complaints from loss prevention at Walmart and filed charges against 126 people from 80 of those calls. chillicothegazette.com

San Diego, CA: Police seek suspects in string of Metro PCS robberies
Police, along with the San Diego Sheriff's Department, are trying to identify two suspects wanted for the string of at least 6 Armed Robberies dating back to January. 10news.com

Kenton, KY: 'Shirt masked bandit' pleads guilty to 16 counts of 1st degree robbery, faces up to 20 years in prison; hitting BP, Shell, Raceway, Dollar General, Petco and many others over 1 year

Lewis County, WA: Two Charged for 'Organized and Sophisticated' Burglaries at Fast Food Chains

Delaware State Police Investigating Multiple Armed Robberies In Kent Co.

Fayette County, PA: Connellsville Police and State Police are investigating four armed robberies in past 11 days within a 5-mile radius

Toms River, NJ: Fugitive In 2011 Toms River Bank Robbery Caught After Rolex Theft In NY

Boston, MA: Trio of witnesses foils smash-and-grab of Picasso, Rembrandt pieces at the Galerie D'Orsay

UK: West London: Thieves steal $2.5M of rare books by rappelling into warehouse; Gang avoids motion-sensors to make off with 160 items, some dating to 15th and 16th centuries

UK: London: Moped Robbery spree continues; luxury jeweler Fraser Hart targeted in knife point robbery

Piercing Pagoda in the Tucson Mall, Tucson, AZ reported a Burglary on 2/12, loss under investigation

Kay Jewelers in the South Hills Village, Bethel Park, PA reported a Distration Theft on 2/11, item valued at $1,899

Skimming Thefts

Turkish Hacker Gets 8 Years In US Jail For $55M ATM Theft Scheme
The mastermind behind three cyberattacks that allowed the theft of $55 million from ATMs worldwide has been sentenced to eight years in a US prison, Reuters reports. Ercan Findikoglu of Turkey allegedly carried out these crimes while facing Turkish charges for fake payment cards and was out on bail.

Prosecutors say Findikoglu and his accomplices hacked the database of debit card companies in "unlimited operations" and deleted the withdrawal limits of card accounts. This enabled "cashers" in worldwide locations to simultaneously withdraw cash from ATMs using data of victims stolen by Findikoglu. In one instance, $40 million was allegedly withdrawn using Oman's Bank Muscat cards by cashers located in 24 countries and through 36,000 transactions. darkreading.com

Iberville Parish, LA: Deputies make largest gas skimmer arrest in Louisiana history
$2 million in theft and credit card fraud

Around 3 a.m., deputies made a traffic stop that resulted in the seizure of dozens of credit cards, three laptop computers, and five card reading devices that could be used to identify possibly $2 million in theft and credit card fraud.

Because of the magnitude of the investigation, which covers multiple jurisdictions and multiple states, the Secret Service was called in to assist in the investigation. wdam.com

Caroline County, VA: New Bluetooth skimming device found at local gas station is invisible to victims

Port St. Lucie, FL: Skimming device found on Mobile gas station pump

Hamilton, OH: Credit card skimming a growing problem in Butler County

LaVista, NE: Device found on ATM at Bucky's

Troy, MO: Skimming device found at ATM

Gang of seven held for Indian ATM skimming theft

Counterfeit Goods

Buyers beware! Counterfeiters trying to cash in on Valentine's Day
Americans are expected to spend $18.2 billion on Valentine's Day, according to the National Retail Federation. Unfortunately, some of that amount may be diverted by counterfeiters attempting to cash in on that with phony goods. "Valentine's Day is coming up. So you'll see an uptick in counterfeit colognes, perfumes cause those are common gifts," said Jason Molina, an assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigation's New York field office. Counterfeit goods are estimated to bring in $600-$700 billion a year worldwide, according to Molina-and that figure is growing. In fiscal year 2016, the Department of Homeland Security counterfeit good seizures were up 9 percent over the comparable year-ago period. cnbc.com

ALDI - Jennings, MO - Shooting- 1 man killed in Parking lot
AT&T - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery
Barber Shop (The Kutt) - Lansing, MI - Shooting - 1 Killed, 2 wounded
Big Save Market - San Francisco, CA - Armed Robbery/ Shooting 2- wounded
C-Store - Warner Robins, GA - Armed Robber/ Clerk Shot and wounded
Canterbury Shore Shop - Felton, DE - Armed Robbery
Citgo - Berlin, CT - Armed Robbery
CVS - Chicago, IL - Armed Disturbance/ Police Shooting-suspect killed
CVS - Lincoln, NE - Robbery
CVS - Houston, TX - Burglary
Diamond State Jewelers - Cabot, AR - Burglary
Dollar General - St Martinville, LA - Armed Robbery
Dunkin Donuts - East Stroudsburg, PA - Armed Robbery
Dunkin Donuts - Coconut Creek, FL - Shooting - Customer accentally drop gun shots fellow customer
Dutchman Hunting - Shopshewana, IN - Burglary
Family Dollar - Kent County, DE - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - North Charlestown, SC - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Killeen, TX - Burglary
The Gateway Express - Toledo, OH - Armed Robbery
Gazebo Antiques - Clinton, IA - Armed Robbery/ Assault
Green Valley Grocery - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
J&J C- Store - Zwolle, LA - Armed Robbery
Kwik Shop - Hutchinson, KS - Armed Robbery
Kwik Star - Waterloo, IA - Armed Robbery/ Police shot and wounded Suspect
Liquor Store (Lawndale)- Chicago, IL - Assault on Security Guard/ Shooting - Guard wounded Suspect
McDonald's - Suntree, FL - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Flagler County, FL - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Atlanta, GA - Armed Robbery
Minford Quick Stop - Scioto County, OH - Burglary
P4 Firearms - Wichita, KS - Burglary - 37 guns stolen
• Piercing Pagoda - Tucson, AZ - Burglary
Shawnee Country Store - Milford, DE - Armed Robbery
Shopwell Mini Mart - Burlington, NC - Armed Robbery
Speedmart - Center Township, IN - Armed Robbery
Speedway - Franklin, OH - Armed Robbery
Starbucks - Portland, OR - Disturbance/ 2 charged with coercion
Stop & Shop - Texarkana, AR - Shooting- 1 injured
Sunoco - Pawtucket, RI - Armed Robbery
Sunoco - Henrico County, VA - Armed Robbery
Sweet Home - Linn County, OR - Robbery
T-Mobile - New Orleans, PA - Armed Robbery/ Customers shoots and kills Suspect
T- Mobile - Novato, CA - Armed Robbery/ Police Chase
TJ Maxx - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery/ man with an Axe
Tri-State Pawn - Ashland, KY - Burglary
Walmart - North Versailles, PA - Robbery
Whetstone Army and Navy Surplus - High Point, NC - Shooting- Owner shot and killed
Xcellent DVD - Manhattan, NY - Armed Robbery/ Clerk wounded
7-Eleven - Merrick, NY - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - New Castle, PA - Shooting- 1 injured
7-Eleven - Henrico County, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Farmingville, NY - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Dallas, TX - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Williamsburg, VA - Robbery


Daily Totals:
37 robberies
8 burglaries
12 shootings
5 killed

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