Scott Burdine was named Director of Security for R&L Carriers.
Scott was previously the District Director of Asset
Protection for Macy's and had been on the Macy's team since 1998 when he started
as a Loss Prevention Manager. Scott was also a Credit Manager for Heilig
Meyer's. Congratulations Scott!
Thomason, CFI was named Global DTC Loss Prevention Ops Manager for NIKE.
Jennifer's previous role was as the Director of Asset
Protection, USFS and Exception Management for EZCORP. She had been at EZCORP
since 2014, where she started as a Senior Manager and then a Director of
Operational Risk - Central Division. Jennifer has also held loss prevention
roles for Dollar General, where she was a Regional Loss Prevention Manager,
Axcess Financial as a Divisional Loss Prevention Manager, and Protiviti as a
Loss Prevention Consultant. She graduated from University of North Alabama with
her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. Congratulations Jennifer!
Celebrating a 30-Year Business Anniversary!
February 23, 2016 - For the past 30 years, InstaKey Security Systems has
prided themselves on client-driven best practices to help meet the demand of a
changing business landscape.
It began in 1986, when the business was formed from the search for a simpler
alternative to rekeying a facility after hours. "There just had to be a better
way. We knew the day the rekeyable lock technology was invented, that we had
something powerful", recalls Scott Serani, President and Co-Founder.
Early in the 1990's, InstaKey Security Systems added additional product lines
such as small format interchangeable cores (SFIC) and unique serialized keys to
help meet the increased demand for simplicity and cost savings. Significant
government contracts and client referrals helped raise awareness about this
As the lock and key technology matured, InstaKey Security Systems didn't just
stop with the hardware, as they felt there was a better way to manage the
information. In 2003, their integrated
KeyControl® Program was released. This new program would link together the
four Key Control cornerstones, setting them apart as a solution provider.
Through restricted serialized keys, rekeyable lock cylinders, patented key
management software, and a devotion to program administration, a total Program
In 2006, the cloud-based management software platform,
SecurityRecords.com®, was patented, making "real-time" key tracking and
decentralized program administration a reality.
Through accessing KeyControl® Program information from anywhere, security
management became much simpler to utilize and communicate.
In 2014, a KeyControl® Dashboard was next released into the SecurityRecords.com®
platform allowing clients transparency and visibility into all of their
Program's requirements. Through a simplistic design on their homepage, visual
charts identify exceptions leading to detailed reporting.
When asked what makes him most proud of his 30 year tenure, Scott Serani
replied, "It's the relationships with our clients. They are not just clients,
but our partners and friends. We know they rely upon us and that we share the
same level of commitment and dedication to their security and safety."
Through developing and retaining talent, over 50% of current personnel are
tenured with 10+ years. This combined industry
knowledge and commitment to their clients provide the most simplistic and
cost effective KeyControl® Program.
InstaKey Security Systems would like to take this opportunity to express its
appreciation to all clients, distributors, vendors, and business partners for
their continued support and commitment over the years. It's the collective
efforts of these amazing people that has made simple Key Control possibilities,
What's next for InstaKey Security Systems? You'll just have to wait and see!
The Enemy Within - The #1 Tool - Background Screening
In a recent survey of 337 business professionals across all sectors of the
economy commissioned by First Advantage, 60 percent said the most important
security control they could put in place to protect their company's
digital data was employee background screening; 53 percent said it was
anti-malware, while 39 percent cited physical security and physical access
Given how important it is to be able to trust people with access to sensitive
data, this finding makes sense. Almost all (98 percent) respondents said it was
important to initially screen new employees, but there is a gap between what the
majority of respondents perceive as a threat and the policies their companies
have in place to reduce that threat.
While 36 percent of respondents said it was either "extremely important" or
"very important" to rescreen, 61 percent said their companies never rescreen
current employees. Of companies that rescreen employees, just 13 percent do so
annually and 10 percent do so every other year, according to survey respondents.
Weakest Holiday Apparel Sales Since 2008
Cuts - Cuts - Cuts More Are Coming - Just look at the numbers below
The fourth quarter results listed below for apparel retailers in general are the
worst numbers we've seen since 2008 holiday's, minus TJX and L Brands. Certainly
not an academic review and merely our observation. But having been in this seat
for three decades we've seen a number of slumps. But this one is as poor if not
close to the holiday season of 2008 from a store standpoint. With online sales
basically saving the entire retail industry.
With that in mind its no surprise we're seeing the cuts, closures, and harsh
announcements coming out of virtually all of the apparel retailers. Barring TJX
and L Brands this season was terrible and more cuts are coming before the end of
this calendar quarter ends. Just a thought.
Compliance Officers See Greater Value in Increased Law Enforcement Cooperation
Law enforcement agencies around the globe are increasing their cooperation in
investigating and prosecuting corruption cases, and a panel of chief compliance
officers said Tuesday that is a good thing for companies who want to play by the
A key part of making compliance more accessible to a worldwide set of employees
is to simplify the message and make it easy for people to digest. To that end,
he said GE streamlined its code of conduct, cutting the 65-page document by
two-thirds, and then also creating a two-page version. Both actions increased
employee engagement with the code, and more buy-in from senior leadership.
"Employees started to read it," he said.
Ms. Watson said by simplifying the compliance message, compliance officers can
"hone in on the why and not the what" of the policies and procedures employees
are being asked to adhere to. "To succeed globally you need employees to
understand the why.
Ms Higgins said Bechtel works to instill its values and the idea of acting with
integrity into its code and into all employee messaging and training. "Tying
into our values is very important to us," she said. "We can't write rules to
cover every situation but everyone can understand what the right thing to do
Creating a system for managers to report concerns, and this has increased the
number of incidents being brought to the company's attention. Having engaged
employees who are willing to report issues "is the best way to detect issues
Awareness, Training, Oversight Keys to Mitigating Food Safety Risks
Companies need strong food safety policies that are enforced, extensive employee
training and messaging and regular checking of their supply chains through
audits, and product testing to help mitigate their risks, according to food
safety experts. Monitoring of social media for early-warning signals of possible
foodborne illness issues can be helpful and should be done but won't always help
prevent or contain outbreaks, they said.
The stakes for companies that suffer such outbreaks can be high, as they can
suffer lower sales, potential lawsuits, regulatory penalties and reputation
damage that can take years to repair. "When an incident does happen it has a big
effect on restaurants. A lot of it comes down to trust in the organization and
the confidence of being safe," said William Weichelt, director of the National
Restaurant Association's ServSafe food-safety training program.
Companies need to pay attention to the messages being left by customers on their
toll-free numbers and email addresses, and need to monitor their social media
pages and those of their franchisees to look for the early-warning signals of
food-related illnesses, said Hal King, who served as director of food and
product safety at Chick-fil-A and now is chief executive of consultancy Public
Health Innovations. "If the same thing is happening in two states it's not a
coincidence...it's a sign this is going to get worse.
Companies should have in place food safety management systems to minimize the
threat from employees who mishandle food, said Mr. King. That means posting
signs reminding employees to wash their hands, to wear gloves when handling
food-and even checking to make sure there's plenty of hand sanitizer in
InstaKey KeyControl Program for Fuel Dispensers
Individually serialized keys lower risk of theft, skimming
Based on the fundamental components of its KeyControl Program that's been used
by clients for more than 28 years, InstaKey has now developed the same
technology to secure fuel dispensers. The new comprehensive program gives gas
station owners the ability to manage access to fuel dispenser locks, lowering
the risk of fuel theft and credit card skimming.
Weak Holidays Force Retailers to Shrink, Rethink Web
Declining shopper traffic also prompting retailers to close weaker locations
Dismal holiday results from retailers are forcing executives across the industry
to shrink or adapt their stores, and rethink the cost of growing their online
On Thursday, Kohl's Corp. said it would close 18 stores after reporting weak
sales, while Sears Holdings Corp. is looking to sell $300 million in assets
after reporting yet another loss. Best Buy Co. warned of weak demand for
electronics, and shares of Restoration Hardware Inc. plunged as much as 29%
Thursday after it blamed poor sales on a "pullback by the high-end consumer.
Declining shopper traffic is prompting companies such as Macy's Inc. and
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to close weaker locations this year. The shift to online
shopping is also vexing chains: Retailer Nordstrom Inc. said it would curtail
technology spending after profits fell 17% last quarter, in part because of
costs related to Web sales.
Editor's Note: If you think we've seen change and disruption, we haven't seen
anything yet, because it's just getting started. Just a thought.
Sears CEO on Q4 results "We will continue to take strong, difficult but
necessary actions to reduce losses.
We will have to think, work and move harder and faster."
Sears is no longer "viable as a retailer in its current form," the analysts
wrote in a recent note. "Sears margins were worse than we thought as a tough
retail climate accelerated margin decline. A liquidity event is a matter of when
not if." It's a "dire" situation for Sears, according to Goodfellow. As older
shoppers leave Sears, the company is failing to attract new, younger customers,
Kohl's to open several new types of stores
Including seven smaller-format Kohl's stores in various regions around
the country and two "Off-Aisle" pilot stores in Wisconsin this year. The
Off-Aisle stores are stocked entirely with returned merchandise that has been
deeply discounted. The retailer is also planning to get into the outlet business
by opening 12 outlet stores featuring Kohl's Fila sportswear brand. businessinsider.com
Senior Director Loss Prevention needed for Hilton Worldwide in McLean, VA
The Senior Director of Loss Prevention will assist with the ongoing development,
implementation, and integration of loss prevention particularly within the
Company's guest loyalty program, HHonors. The Team Member will lead a team which
partners with business unit management to identify current and potential risk
exposures, identify key performance indicators (KPIs) and key risk indicators (KRIs),
develop risk mitigation, continuous monitoring, and communication plans, and
proactively balance the risks and rewards of the business.
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging
sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites
and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton Worldwide has offered
business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities
and value. Hilton Worldwide is dedicated to continuing its tradition of
providing exceptional guest experiences across its thirteen global brands.
Macy's posts over 45 Asset Protection positions on LinkedIn this month
From Regional Director Store's AP positions to LPM positions Macy's is
the field team across the chain. With the vast majority being single unit LPM
positions they're staffing the stores with teams to help drive results. linkedin.com
Director of Loss Prevention position posted for T-Mobile Premium Retailer -
Wireless Vision in Bloomfield Hills, MI
The Director of Loss Prevention thrives in a dynamic and high energy
environment. The Director of Loss Prevention is successful execution of
responsibilities and the team mission will result in the netting improved
shareholder value. The Director of Loss Prevention will be hands on, take
charge individual who can build a loss prevention strategy for a multi-state
Wireless Vision is one of the largest T-Mobile exclusive retailers in the
country. Headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Wireless Vision was
established in 2004 and operates over 200 T-Mobile retail locations in 13
Best Buy expects revenue declines in first half of
'16 - flat domestic revenue full year
Kohl's closing 18 stores
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Quarterly Same Store
Lowe's Canada Q4 comp's up 13.8%
Domino's Q4 domestic comp's up 10.7% with total sales up 25.2%
Steve Madden Q4 retail comp's up 6.1% with net sales up 0.5%
L Brands Q4 comp's up 6% with up 8%
Canada's Loblaw Q4 food retail comp's up 3.1%, Drug retail comp's up 5% with
revenue up 2.3%
Carter's Retail comp's up 2.9%, Oshkosh Retail comp's up 5%, with sales down
Papa John's Q4 North America comp's up 1.9% with global sales up 3.4%
Kohl's Q4 comp's up 0.4% with sales up 0.8%
Best Buy Q4 comp's down 1.7% with domestic revenue down 1.5%
Chico's Q4 comp's down 3.2% with net sales down 4.5%
SpartanNash Q4 Retail Segment comp's down 4.6%
SearsQ4 comp's down 7.8% with revenue down 9.8%
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Murder affidavit reveals new details in elderly man's death
The PayPal Global Asset Protection Investigations team assisted the Austin, TX
Police Department with a highly sensitive investigation into an alleged murder.
After an extensive investigation Police charged a man with murder following the
death of 75-year-old victim. Investigators discovered checks, totaling $23,300
belonging to the victim were cashed by the suspect on days before and after the
death. The checks were from two different accounts under victim's name. The
Police conducted extensive forensics on the suspect's computer in order to trace
his movements and understand the motive behind his crime.
For further information on PayPal GAP Team, email inquiries to
The fastest-growing area of fraud is cybercrime &
The Rise of the 'Silver Fraudsters"
Job growth in security will be more cybercrime driven then stores driven
PwC says not enough companies are dealing with big threat of economic crime and
problem of 'silver fraudsters.' In a report that singled out the UK as a hotbed
of economic crime, PwC said the threat of cyber offences was now a
"board-level issue", but warned that not enough companies were taking it
PwC also warned of a surge in the number of "silver fraudsters" - older staff
who turn against their employer.
The fastest-growing area of fraud is cybercrime, which made up just 20% of
Britain's economic crime in 2014 but has since jumped to 44%.
PwC said the increase in cybercrime was partly down to greater use of
cloud-based systems to store information remotely. It also highlighted the
"internet of things", where everyday objects are connected to the internet,
potentially opening doors to hackers looking for a chink in a company's armour.
But while PwC's chief concern in the report was the rise of technology in fraud,
it also called on companies to be aware of another potential menace - silver
fraudsters. The report detailed a "strong shift towards more senior and
experienced employees carrying out corporate fraud". It said half of the
instances of company fraud were committed by staff aged over 40, while the
proportion carried out by staff over 50 has tripled from 6% to 18% over
the past two years.
Fraud by senior staff often has the greatest impact, PwC said, because they have
access to more sensitive information and are subject to less oversight, meaning
wrongdoing is harder to detect and prevent.
Editor's Note: Reports and surveys coming out of the UK by such firms as
PwC often reflect the trends here in North America as well. As our cultures are
extremely similar and their population size allows them to be tested and
surveyed more easily. Especially when considering the credibility of the
organization actually conducting the survey. So these "silver fraudsters" and
the cyber crime explosion findings are probably rather accurate here as well.
Also of special note is the fact that this explosion creates the need for
reaction and resolution. Thereby meaning that future job growth in security
will be more cybercrime driven then stores driven. Especially given the
shrinking store counts and the increased omni channeling transformation we're
seeing in retail. Obviously the more digital a retailer becomes the more digital
the security issues. Just a thought theguardian.com
Cybercrime Surging as Economic Crime Threat
The Global Economic Survey found that 54% of U.S. respondents reported
experiencing cybercrime since 2014, a 10-point jump in two years,
vaulting it into a virtual tie with the top U.S.-reported economic crime
concern-asset misappropriation. Globally, the number jumped as well, but only
32% of those respondents reported an incident of cybercrime. About half of the
survey's U.S. respondents expect to have a cyber breach in the next two years,
but only 54% said they have an incident response plan, it found.
And there's an information gap between a company and its directors on cyber
issues, the U.S. edition of the survey suggests: While 88% of chief executives
are concerned about it, less than half of board members request information
about their organization's cyber-readiness more than once a year, it found.
Despite the heightened awareness and the concern about cybercrime, only 48%
of U.S. respondents said they have a first-responder team for handling a cyber
incident, and those that do lean heavily on IT staff. The survey noted that
other key players, such as a legal team, human resources or forensic
investigators, are less cited. wsj.com
organizations report Phishing attacks targeting employee data
The attacker spoofs the look of a legit company email (including email address,
Outlook images, etc.) and impersonates someone in a position of power. The
leverage is fear, because most employees don't want to deny a request form the
CEO. Sometimes, a key email account is compromised directly and used to stage a
BEC attacks aren't rushed, and thanks to social media and basic website design,
most attackers can get the profiling data needed just by casually browsing
LinkedIn and the corporate website.
Are you prepared to respond to ransomware the right way?
A few months ago, the FBI suggested sometimes people should pay. What's
the right approach?
It boils down to motivations. If we keep paying, the market keeps innovating
ways to keep us paying. However, if nobody paid, criminals would have to find
something else to make money. For me, the advice hasn't changed. What has
changed is the acceptance of risk and cost to recover. We are choosing the easy
way and for some it may be the only way if they didn't have a good business
recovery plan (BCP) and tested it. This way you know what your real losses are
and you choose the moral right over easy wrong.
But it doesn't always work that cleanly. Some customers get attacked and vital
company information is compromised. They don't have a solid BCP in place. With
no way to recover the information, I can't honestly tell them not to pay.
In most cases, it is a business risk transaction on a ROI cost equation. Compare
the cost of the ransom to recover data versus the loss of time (which might
include new business), actual business loss, reputational damage, and the like.
There is an upside: payment changes the legal dynamic. It starts a money
trail which helps authorities prosecute, eventually. There are a lot of skilled
investigators who know how to follow the money either virtually or physically. csoonline.com
LP's Digital Fast-Break Conference Kickoff
LPNN Quick Take #1
Live from New York, it's the D&D Daily! LPNN's dynamic duo,
MCs Joe LaRocca (VP & Senior Advisor, Loss
and Amber Bradley (Owner & Brand
Strategist, Calibration, LLC) help kick off
LP's Digital Fast-Break Conference.
With 27 information-packed episodes filmed over 8 straight hours - featuring a
who's who list of LP leaders, retailers, and solutions providers - "Live in NYC
2016 at the NRF Big Show" is our biggest broadcast yet.
Stay tuned to the Daily over the coming weeks, as we re-broadcast each episode
in order, covering a variety of hot topics
- including ORC, cybersecurity, LP's role in technology, mastering the change
process, research & development, critical incident management, and so much more!
While Amber and Joe (and a few surprise guests) provide plenty of fun and
excitement in our "LPNN Quick Takes" along the way!
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Tank: What's Holding Retailers Back From Meeting Customer Expectations
Online Fraud Playing a Major Role in Same & Next Day Delivery
While consumers have more options for purchasing products digitally than ever,
most retailers aren't able to match demand for same or next-day shipping. While
the high costs of offering same-day delivery have (rightly) been widely cited as
the barrier to entry for many retailers, there is a less visible reason
lurking beneath the surface that is causing serious debate at the highest levels
of retail operations: the growing risk of online fraud.
Fraud losses as a percentage of retail revenue grew to 1.3 percent, nearly
doubling from 2014. Plus, the October upgrade to EMV [Europay, MasterCard and
Visa] payment terminals in stores is beginning to result in the migration of
more fraud online as criminals move to exploit the next weakest target, as it
did in countries like the U.K., Canada and Australia.
As a result, retailers exercise extreme caution when processing online orders,
and shockingly, many rely on the outdated practice of manually reviewing online
orders to mitigate potential losses. This human-driven process - which often
entails employees literally searching on Google Earth to evaluate whether an
address seems legitimate - necessarily results in human error and people's
unintended biases factoring into decisions.
Many retail executives tell us in private is that the practice of manually
reviewing transactions in an effort to prevent online fraud is the primary
blocker for same-day shipping and delivery. Manual reviews directly affect the
customer experience, and are now a business-level problem - it's time for them
to come to an end.
MasterCard to use the power of selfies to protect your online shopping
MasterCard wants to use your face to help fend off fraudsters. Using a new
system called MasterCard Identity Check -- or, colloquially, "selfie pay" -- the
credit card company will use biometric methods like face recognition and
fingerprint scans to better secure online shopping.
Right now, Mastercard offers a feature that financial institutions can enable
that lets customers set up a password for online payments to help prevent fraud.
The new system will use the same principle, but instead of relying on a password
that could be forgotten or stolen, it uses your face or fingerprint.
When taking the "selfie," the user will have to blink to prove that it's a live
person and not just an old photo being used to spoof the system.
How Walmart Pay could help the mass merchant compete against Amazon
Digital, off-price lift Hudson's Bay Company -
digital sales increased 23.2%
Lack of Bitcoin Adoption Holds Back Digital Currency Movement
Consumers increasingly embracing digital payments
Temple, TX: Felony ORC suspect leads Police on 50 mile chase |
Revion Long, 24 had an outstanding warrant for Organized Retail Theft (over
$30,000 but less then $150,000) as well as a list of other felony warrants. A
high-speed chase that started in Temple early Wednesday morning covered almost
50 miles before ending in Valley Mills with his arrest. Temple Police officers
were investigating a suspicious person call at about 1 a.m. at the Holiday Inn.
When Long saw the Police, he jumped in a car and fled. Temple officers chased
the car at speeds reaching 120 mph until about 2 a.m., Long stopped because he
ran out of gas.
San Saba, TX: Man sentenced to 15 years for Organized Retail Theft;
$1,600 of Walmart Jewelry
On February 1, 2016, a Burnet County jury convicted Matthew Wayne Manning of
Organized Retail Theft and assessed his punishment at 15 years in prison with a
$10,000 fine. Judge J. Allan Garrett sentenced Manning in accordance with the
jury's verdict. Manning was charged for stealing multiple necklaces from a glass
case display at Walmart. Altogether, the necklaces were valued at $1,662.00.
Co, FL: Lowe's takes down 4 suspects in ORC Ring; teamwork with Polk County
Four suspects accused of working together to steal hundreds of dollars in
merchandise from Lowe's stores across Polk County have been identified. Two of
the suspects have been arrested and two are being sought, the Polk County
Sheriff's Office said. A fifth person identified as a person of interest may be
with one of the suspects. One suspect was observed switching barcode stickers by
undercover deputies and Lowe's loss prevention officers. Hendrix was seen
purchasing the items with a second suspect. On Feb. 4, the same suspect switched
barcodes on a breaker box priced at $29.98 and placing it on another breaker
priced at $220. They again hit for merchandise in the same manner in Lowe's
locations in Winter Haven, Bartow, Haines City and two Lakeland stores, the two
men are charged with stealing products worth a total of about $877. Thank
you, Jason Meikrantz for this submission.
Alcoa, TN: Lowe's Shoplifter steals $700 chain saws, uses bolt cutters
from shelf to make escape
The man proceeded to the chain saw aisle and disappeared momentarily while
retrieving a door mat from another shelf. He then loaded two chain saws, valued
at $700 total, into a shopping cart before covering them with the door mat, the
report said. The video showed the subject pushing the cart out through the
garden center area, which is fenced in, and using the bolt cutters he got from
inside to cut through the fence. While he initially leaves everything behind,
the man returns in a pickup truck and reaches through the hole to retrieve both
Glendale, CA: Police recover 50 counterfeit credit cards, $10K in fraudulent
Police recovered $10,000 worth of fraudulent purchases and 50 counterfeit credit
cards after a Florida woman used one of them to try to spend $2,079 at
Victoria's Secret in the Glendale Galleria. Officers responded and followed
Raquell Jackson, 25, to her car, where they reportedly found the re-encoded
credit cards and illegally purchased items, which included clothing, two
PlayStation consoles and two iPhones.
Jackson, TN: Macy's busts 3 suspects in $844 theft
Southington, CT: Man arrested for allegedly taking
part in shoplifting refund ruse at Wal-Mart
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MD: Arundel Mills Mall Shoplifting Suspect Chased to his Death; Family Files
Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Anne Arundel County Police said Tavon Talley, 26, went into a storm water pond
outside the mall after fleeing from security officers on July 7, 2014. The
lawsuit names Valor Security Services and Mydatt Services, Inc. as defendants
along with the manager of Zumiez clothing store, Bethany Brafa, who is also
accused of chasing Talley out of the mall after contacting security officers
around 4:30 p.m. that day. The chase for Talley, according to the lawsuit,
continued through the parking lot and into a wooded area toward the pond "and
eventually into the water collection pond." "At least one of them entered the
pond in pursuit of Tavon," the lawsuit stated. "The effect of the five of them
surrounding the pond was to block Tavon's exit from the pond." According to the
lawsuit, Brafa and the officers remained at the pond until Talley "sank out of
OR: Off-duty Police Officer found Justified in Fatal Shooting of a Shoplifter
with a Knife at Sportsman's Warehouse
The Grand Jury ruled Wednesday that Sgt. Darrell Graham was justified in the
January death of 27-year-old Timothy Joseph Alex Caruthers. Caruthers was
apprehended by Loss Prevention for shoplifting a hat and gloves at Sportsman's
Warehouse. Officer Graham, who was shopping in the store, identified himself as
a police officer twice and asked Caruthers to cooperate. Inside the store's loss
prevention office, Caruthers refused to be searched for weapons, but pulled a
folding knife out of his pocket and placed it on a bench next to him. When store
staff said they were calling police, he grabbed the knife, opened the 3-inch
serrated blade with his teeth and made a swiping motion toward employees. Graham
was still at the customer service counter when Caruthers ran near him. Graham
drew his duty pistol and told him to drop the knife. Caruthers ran toward the
front door. Graham pursued him, Caruthers ran across Highway 62. Caruthers
turned toward him holding the knife. Graham testified he believed Caruthers
would stab him and shot him two times, first in the chest, then in the head.
Caruthers fell to the ground and died at the scene.
Gaston Co, NC: Eastridge Mall Shooting; Mother Thanks Police
for not shooting, killing teen son
The mother of a man who fired shots at Eastridge Mall Monday said jail might be
the best place for him. Jamoral Hill, 19, will be transferred from a hospital
room to the Gaston County jail Tuesday. Hill's mother, Melissa Glass, wanted to
thank police for not shooting back at her son. Glass said Hill could have been
shot by police at Eastridge Mall in a frightening foot chase that led to
gunfire. Police said Hill fired shots at the officer, but the officer didn't
Columbus, GA: police investigate gunshot at Peachtree Mall
Columbus police are investigating after an apparent gunshot was fired into the
floor at a kiosk at Peachtree Mall Wednesday afternoon. Police said no one was
injured in the 7 p.m. shooting. Police were only able to find a rip in the
carpet but no casing or bullet was located. Someone was standing at the kiosk
when the incident occurred. No one is in custody in connection with the incident
as the investigation continues.
Palmdale, CA: Man shot at Antelope Valley Mall, Suspect Arrested
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the shooting happened shortly
before 6 p.m.. Multiple witnesses told investigators that they saw two men
arguing, and one of the men pulled out a gun, fired at least two rounds at the
victim and fled.
St Landry Parish, LA: ACLU sides with Gang Members 'Redneck Thug' Police Captain
To the surprise of few, the Louisiana Chapter of the American Civil Liberties
Union came to the defense of gang members wanted for murder, theft and other
drug-related crimes. The surprise was found in the ridiculousness of their
argument. In response to Sheriff Captain Clay Higgins producing a video taunting
members of a street gang called the Gremlin Street Gang, who have allegedly been
terrorizing the community, the local ACLU chapter released a statement calling
his actions "wrong,". The tough-talking Captain called the gang members
"animals" and referred to one as an "uneducated 125 lb. punk." He appealed to
the community to "come forward with information about these heathens."
"[Higgins] refers to those he seeks to arrest as 'heathens,'" the ACLU Louisiana
chapter said in a statement. "'Heathen' is a religious term, and unless Mr.
Higgins has specific information about the religious beliefs of those
individuals, it is both inappropriate and incorrect."
Harrisburg, PA: New York man gets Life for shooting Pennsylvania jeweler
A New York man will spend life in prison for shooting a central Pennsylvania
jewelry store owner during a 2012 robbery. Forty-one-year-old Jesse Brewer, of
Queens, New York, was sentenced Wednesday by a federal judge in Harrisburg. He
had previously pleaded guilty to robbery and firearms charges in the July 2012
heist at White Jewelers in the St. Charles Way Center in York Township. Brewer
and two others stole 53 Rolex watches worth more than $500,000. Brewer shot
57-year-old store owner in the abdomen, chest and left arm, but he survived.
Forty-two-year-old Jamell Smallwood, of Allentown, was wounded by one of his
fellow robbers and is serving 17 years in federal prison for his role.
KS: Man pleads no contest in Robbery, Kidnapping and Sex Assault at Wal-Mart and
A Delphos man has pleaded no contest to five felony counts in connection to the
robbery and sexual assault of a convenience store employee and the kidnapping of
a female customer at a Salina Wal-Mart. Jerrid W. Logan entered his plea
Tuesday. He was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, robbery, attempted
rape and aggravated criminal sodomy. Logan was accused of approaching a woman in
July and leading her into a Wal-Mart at knifepoint. Authorities say she pulled
away and Logan punched the woman before fleeing. Later that day, prosecutors say
Logan entered a convenience store and took a female clerk, robbed her at
knifepoint then sexually assaulted her in the back room of the store.
Oviedo, FL: Seminole County schools director arrested for shoplifting at Kohl's
Erica Pooler, Director of the Seminole Co. Public Schools Office of School
Safety and Alternative Placement, faces a charge of retail theft. Pooler and her
niece, 20-year-old JaBrittany Jackson, are accused of trying to steal
merchandise worth $863.44 from a Kohl's. Pooler is responsible for programs
aimed at students with difficult home lives, social and emotional issues, or
Manchester: Police sting on Cheetham Hill Road to recover counterfeit goods
Manchester that has been nicknamed 'counterfeit street' has been raided by
police. Moulton Street, which is close to the Cheetham Hill area, was raided by
Greater Manchester Police alongside trading standards officials yesterday. The
raid was part of 'Operation Handcraft' and police were aiming to recover and
search for counterfeit tobacco, drugs, and other goods. Multiple arrests have
reportedly been made. Traders in the area reportedly sell fake designer clothes
and fragrances that imitate brands including Louis Vuitton and Nike.
Albuquerque, NM: Four teens detained after
Coronado Mall shooting Tuesday night
Hartford, CT: New York Man Gets 14 Years In Prison For Robbing 5 Stores
Industry, CA: Man brandishes gun while stealing work boots from Sears at Puente
Kansas City, MO: Church's Chicken employees unamused with teens who targeted
store with BB guns
UK: Security guard assaulted by man at Morrisons Superstore
Peoples Jewellers in the Cornwall Square, Cornwall, ON, CN was the victim of a
Grab & Run on 2/24, merchandise valued at $1,150
Boost Mobile - Jacksonville, FL - Armed Robbery (facing life)
Circle K - Orlando, FL - Armed Robbery
Citgo - Glastonbury, CT - Armed Robbery
Eddies Tire & Check Cashing - Bellmead , TX - Armed Robbery
Flash Foods - Fort Valley, GA - Armed Robbery
George's Market - Bridgeport, CT - Armed Robbery
Kangaroo Express - Orlando, FL - Armed Robbery
La Jolla Swim and Sport - San Diego, CA - Burglary
PDQ - Stoughton, WI - Armed Robbery
Starbucks - Savannah, GA - Burglary (3 locations)
Subway - Bridgeport, CT - Armed Robbery
Valero - Williamsburg, VA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Holden Beach, NC - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Santa Cruz, CA - Armed Robbery
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The drive home can be the longest drive of the day when looking into the
rear-view mirror and seeing nothing but the day's events. It is a great time for
reflection and evaluation of all that transpired over the last 12 hours, often
times allowing you to realize that the briefest interaction with someone may
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together can mean the difference between success and failure of a project, a
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