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IAI West Coast Chapter Meeting
Mar. 1

LPRC Supply Chain Protection Summit
Mar. 12

IAI Elite Training Day
April 3-4

ISC West
April 9-12

RILA AP Conference 2019
May 5-8

RLPSA Connect
May 14

CNP Expo 2019
May 21-24

The D&D Daily 'Live at NRF Protect'
June 14

OROCC Conference
June 20

RFID Journal Live! Retail
June 25-27

IAFCI Training Conference
Aug. 26-30

Global Security Exchange
Sept. 8-12

CLEAR 10th Annual Training Conference
Oct. 28-31

NJFC LP Conference & Exhibition
Oct. 30

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Bobby Haskins named Director of Market Development -
North America & Retail Asset Protection for Auror

Bobby was formerly an Assets Protection Innovation Leader for Target. He'd also held various positions prior including KeyedIn Project Consultant for KeyedIn Solutions, Inc., Business Process Consultant and Field Leadership for Target, First Officer for Mesaba Airlines and Flight Instructor for University of North Dakota. Bobby earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Commercial Aviation from the University of North Dakota.

"A few weeks ago, I made a massive career (and life) decision, to leave an Asset Protection (AP) job that I love, where I worked with great people and supportive management, to jump onboard with an exciting new entrant to the North American market as their first US team member."

Congratulations Bobby! Read more on why Bobby joined Auror here

Scott Spencer named National Accounts Manager for OpenEye
OpenEye, a leading provider of cloud managed video surveillance solutions, is proud to announce that Scott Spencer is being promoted to National Accounts Manager. Spencer is responsible for working with OpenEye's national account partners to identify and close new business at the national level.

Spencer has been with OpenEye since 2017 when he started as a Business Development Manager, after previous stints with Avigilon and before that General Electric managing national and global accounts. Congratulations Scott! Read more here

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Ardene's store expansion supported by connected retail technology

Sensormatic Solutions offers wide range of loss prevention options and insights to address varied needs in more than 375 fast-fashion retail locations

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland - Looking to grow and scale internationally, Canadian fast-fashion retailer, Ardene, partnered with Sensormatic Solutions to support their loss prevention strategy. The retailer is leveraging connected devices and solutions to reduce loss, improve store operations and enhance the customer shopping experience in more than 375 of its stores, across Canada and the U.S. Through a wide range of innovative Sensormatic solutions offering real-time insights, Ardene is deploying an innovative and tailored loss prevention program to meet the unique needs of their various store locations and configurations.

"As Ardene continues to expand and open new store formats, we need adaptive options that provide effective merchandise protection and a frictionless shopper experience," said Angie Dalios, director, Loss Prevention & Security at Ardene. "With Sensormatic's broad assortment of solutions and capabilities, we are able to tailor our loss prevention program to each store layout and need, while ensuring an inviting environment throughout the entire customer journey."

Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight column  below.

Time is Running Out! Apply Now for Vector Security® Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Scholarships

Deadline is March 31, 2019


Individuals interested in applying for Vector Security® Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships must do so before the March 31, 2019 deadline! 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. Read More Here

Managing Self-checkouts in Retail: Utilising the SCO Management Pyramid
By Adrian Beck, Emeritus Professor, University of Leicester

The use of self-scan and checkout (SCO) technologies has grown considerably in the past 15 years, predominately, but not exclusively in the Grocery sector, where customer and product volumes, and space utilisation issues, make it a particularly appealing proposition. For many retailers it has provided a significant opportunity to reduce their core costs at a time of increasing competition, and as new iterations of the technology have evolved, there would seem to be a growing appetite amongst certain groups of users to prefer this mode of shopping.

For many of those tasked with ensuring that retailers sell more products than they lose, the emergence of SCO technologies has been viewed as a concern, not least in the difficulty in imposing strong enough controls over the way in which it may be used and abused.

It is within this context that research undertaken by Beck on behalf of the ECR Community Shrinkage and OSA Group was formulated to deliver two key objectives: quantify the risks associated with different forms of SCO technology; and review the various ways in which these risks might be controlled and managed. d-ddaily.com

Getting The Most Value Out Of Your ISC West Experience
By: Fredrik Nilsson Vice President of the Americas, Axis Communications

ISC West 2019 is going to bombard you with more options than ever before. Dozens of new technologies and vendors as well as old familiar faces will be vying for your attention.

With only three days, it's nearly impossible to explore every booth and every vendor. Ultimately, you'll want to focus your limited time on companies whose partnership can lead to your organization's long-term success. In that context, I'd like to suggest a few things to think about as you wend your way through this year's tradeshow.

The Next Wave In IP Technology

Though the IP video revolution is now a fait accompli, there are still a few ancillary security technologies that are just beginning to jump on the IP convergence bandwagon. I'm referring to two in particular: IP audio systems and IP intercom solutions. So I'd recommend spending time at booths showcasing this technology.

Artificial Intelligence: Hype Vs. Reality

Before you get swept up in all the big promises that have yet to prove deliverable, take time at ISC West to educate yourself about the current state of the technology. AI works well in some areas. But it's too early in the game to assume that AI can be applied across the board. Talk to some of the AI vendors at ISC West to learn when and if AI might be right for your organization's analytic applications. See who has actual, field-proven solutions and who is just offering ideas that might take many years to prove useful in real applications.

Connecting With The Right Partner

Look around the tradeshow floor and see who might by likely partners Choosing the right partner is as important in business as it is life.

As you explore potential vendor relationships, make sure you not only look at the arc of their technology development, but also their long-term financial stability and the kind of support services they offer. Cybersecurity should be front and center on your radar, along with timely updates, product integration with your existing technology and ongoing training to gain the most benefit from your investment.

Go In With A Plan

I'd advise that you plan out your days in advance so that you can get the most value from the choices you make. securityinformed.com

Public safety demand driving video surveillance market
The global video surveillance market's estimated growth is targeted at $77.21 billion by 2023, according to BIS Research's market intelligence report, "Global Video Surveillance Market - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2023."

Supporting these increases is the rising demand for IP cameras, video content analytics (VCA) and Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaas), and security manufacturers should reciprocate by offering highly efficient, time-saving surveillance systems at an affordable price. Consumers are also demanding more physical security as seen by a proliferation of installed IP camera-based surveillance systems across global communities.

Zeroing in on North America, including the United States, Canada and Mexico, the video surveillance market size is projected to reach $26.16 billion in 2023.

Although saturation isn't an issue, Ahmad mentioned privacy issues, threat to data integrity and an increased burden of data storage on government agencies as potential market inhibitors, but these are balanced by market drivers: reduced reliance on physical security and increasing government initiatives to improve public safety.

"As the video surveillance market evolves and is accepted more from the consumer end," Ahmad explained, "the demand for higher bandwidth and a stronger network connection pose to be a major challenge."

"The use of multi-sensor cameras [which are trending in the market and replacing standard cameras], body-worn cameras and drones in security surveillance are some key trends pertaining to North America specifically," said Ahmad.

The video surveillance market is and, based on BIS Research, will continue to witness wide consumer acceptance and demand in various applications - VSaaS, VCA, real-time analytics and more in the coming years. securitysystemsnews.com

Nike Can't Escape Class Claims In Sex Discrimination Suit
An Oregon federal magistrate judge has recommended rejecting Nike Inc.'s motion to dismiss class claims of discrimination against female workers at its headquarters, saying the plaintiffs had alleged systemic practices that hurt all female employees.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jolie Russo's findings and recommendations on Tuesday rejected Nike's argument that the proposed class claims on behalf of every woman employed at the sports gear giant's headquarters are too broad, saying the plaintiffs had alleged collective harm to the entire proposed class.

The suit, which has four current and former Nike employees as named plaintiffs, accuses Nike of violating the Equal Pay Act and Oregon state law by maintaining policies that create and exacerbate gender disparities in pay and promotions at the company's headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. It claims women's complaints about sexual misbehavior are not taken seriously by human resources officials and that men are rarely penalized.

The women contend Nike has a policy of basing initial pay on a worker's prior salary history, a practice they say causes women to receive lower pay, and that the company ranks its corporate employees at Nike headquarters using a skewed system that causes women to receive lower ratings than their male counterparts. law360.com

Security Guard Unable to Walk Patrol Seeks Accommodation
A security guard's claim of failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) could proceed to trial despite his physical inability to perform walking patrol rounds, a federal district court decided.

Professional Pointer: Employers may assume that because an employee wants to modify an essential job function, they can safely reject the modification. However, the ADA requires that, even if an accommodation would alter an essential job function, the employer must still explore whether a reasonable accommodation is available and, if it is, whether it would pose an undue hardship. shrm.org

IKEA hit with 5th lawsuit alleging age discrimination
Despite receiving good performance reviews, IKEA rejected Paine for promotions because of his age, he said. When Paine asked an IKEA manager why he was passed over for another promotion, she told him that the role he applied for was new and required an external candidate who could come up with "new and innovative ideas."

Employers need to proceed with caution when planning layoffs, distributing promotions or carrying out any staff reorganization, Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn and Dial Partner Matt Gomes previously told HR Dive in an interview. "Older employees generally, because they've been in the company longer, tend to be more senior, more highly paid. Seniority is a legitimate, bona fide justification for wage difference in the same job," Gomes said.

But when leaders choose to lay off those making the most money, they may be setting themselves up for an age discrimination claim, Gomes said. To avoid accusations of age discrimination following any employment decision, layoffs or otherwise, it's important that HR document everything from job interviews to performance reviews to the resulting decision.

Employers need to monitor their language, too, Gomes and Morgan Lewis Partner Melissa Rodriguez said. Managers, supervisors and leaders may use phrases and adages that, outside of the workplace, would raise no suspicion of age discrimination. But when someone uses an age stereotype to describe an ideal candidate - or the type of applicant who'd be denied - it can signal bias, they said. retaildive.com

Analysis: Penney now has the right leader but has very little time to course correct
So far, we are broadly impressed with Ms. Soltau. Her approach seems levelheaded and customer-centric. She has identified certain areas, like the foray into appliances, which are not working and has acted to remedy them; some stores are also being closed to help improve the financials. She also appears to be building a good team around her, including the appointment of a new chief merchant, Michelle Wlazlo. In our view, Ms. Wlazlo's experience of revitalizing Target's apparel offering will prove extremely valuable as JCP tries to improve its relevance.

As much as we firmly believe Jill Soltau is the right leader, our main concern is that JCP has very little time to course correct. The business needs to move at pace and without any missteps - a tall order in today's complex and fast-moving retail environment. Ms. Soltau has noted that J.C. Penney is a revered brand, but such warm sentiments will ultimately mean little unless the company focuses on its customers and gives them reasons to use JCP. chainstoreage.com

What are some common misconceptions about Amazon? 
One of the most common is that Amazon is killing retail. That's not true. Amazon is killing mediocre retail, by exposing weaker players that have fundamental issues and have failed to be relevant to shoppers. Amazon has stamped out complacency, and forced everyone else to up their game.  retailtouchpoints.com

Gossip in the Workplace
Realistically speaking, an employer never can put a complete stop to workplace gossip. But what employees discuss on company time has a direct impact on what they produce and how they produce it. Here's a list of helpful articles from the Society of Human Resource Management on the subject. What measures can an employer take to stop employees from gossiping? shrm.org

J.C. Penney to close 27 stores

L Brands to close 53 Victoria's Secret Stores

Quarterly Results

L Brands Q4 store comp's down 1%, comp sales up 3%, sales up .6%,
full-year store comp's down 1%, comp sales up 3%, sales up 5%
   Victoria's Secret Q4 store comp's down 7%, comp sales down 3%, full yr store comp's down 6%, comp sales down 2%
    Bath & Body Works Q4 store comp's up 8%, comp sales up 12%, full yr store comp's up 8%, comp sales up 11%

J.C. Penney Q4 comp's down 6%, total sales down 9.5%

2019 ISCPO Conference Starts Next Week!

March 6 & 7 at 7-Eleven Store Support Center - Irving, TX

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization's annual conference brings together loss prevention, security, and protection professionals working within the global supply chain for two days of networking, education, and collaboration. This year's conference, taking place in Irving, Texas March 6 - 7, 2019, will focus on how Ecommerce is transforming the landscape of loss prevention and supply chain risk management.

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Ardene's store expansion supported by connected retail technology

Sensormatic Solutions offers wide range of loss prevention options and insights to address varied needs in more than 375 fast-fashion retail locations

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland - Looking to grow and scale internationally, Canadian fast-fashion retailer, Ardene, partnered with Sensormatic Solutions to support their loss prevention strategy. The retailer is leveraging connected devices and solutions to reduce loss, improve store operations and enhance the customer shopping experience in more than 375 of its stores, across Canada and the U.S. Through a wide range of innovative Sensormatic solutions offering real-time insights, Ardene is deploying an innovative and tailored loss prevention program to meet the unique needs of their various store locations and configurations.

"As Ardene continues to expand and open new store formats, we need adaptive options that provide effective merchandise protection and a frictionless shopper experience," said Angie Dalios, director, Loss Prevention & Security at Ardene. "With Sensormatic's broad assortment of solutions and capabilities, we are able to tailor our loss prevention program to each store layout and need, while ensuring an inviting environment throughout the entire customer journey."

Ardene's partnership with Sensormatic Solutions began in 2015 when the retailer implemented Sensormatic anti-theft tags and its next-gen Synergy storefront detection systems. As the company continued to expand and store configurations changed, they needed to deploy the right technology and solution configuration across each location. Ardene implemented Sensormatic RFID Overhead EAS detection systems at some malls with large exits, and Sensormatic Synergy visible pedestal systems in the majority of its stores.

"Ardene is taking loss prevention to another level by leveraging our assortment of best-in-class, connected technologies from one trusted source, which was an important factor in their selection process and final decision," said Bjoern Petersen, president, Sensormatic Solutions. "Ardene adopted Sensormatic solutions that work with its individual store designs to meet their unique needs and deliver a frictionless shopping environment."

To learn more, read the full case study here.



Yesterday's Congressional Hearings
Industry Groups Support Federal Privacy Regulation, In Theory

Representatives from the telecommunications, retail, software and advertising industries told senators Wednesday that they support a federal privacy regulation, but balked at the prospect of the U.S. adopting strict measures similar to laws passed recently in Europe and California.

Industry representatives argued that privacy legislation should be written broadly--similar to the U.S. Bill of Rights--with general restrictions for how businesses gather, store and use consumer data. The Federal Trade Commission should be given leeway over how to enforce the law as technology and consumer expectations change over time, they said.

Corporate groups also agreed that any federal privacy law should give consumers the right to review, request changes to and delete data that companies collect about them.

Michael Beckerman, chief executive of the
Internet Association, whose members include Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., responded that people should be notified in a "timely matter" but argued that a 72-hour window could disrupt law-enforcement investigations that may benefit from the breach being kept temporarily confidential.

Industry officials and lawmakers agreed that federal privacy regulation should be enforced by the FTC, and that the agency should have the power to fine violators and hire additional staff to carry out the law. cybersecurity.cmail19.com

NRF: Everyone Should Disclose Data Breaches, Not Just Retailers

Unknown in Users, Data, Devices, and Apps are Major Concerns for CISOs
Cisco's 2019 CISO Benchmark Study results show security professionals are placing higher priority on
vendor consolidation, collaboration between networking and security teams, and security awareness exercises to strengthen an organizations security posture and reduce the risk of breaches.

To further address complexity challenges, many CISOs are increasingly confident that migrating to the cloud will improve protection efforts, while apparently decreasing reliance on less proven technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). 

Complex security environments made up of solutions from 10 or more security vendors could be hampering security professional's visibility across their environments. Sixty-five percent of respondents do not find it easy to determine the scope of a compromise, contain it and remediate from exploits. The unknown threats that exist outside the enterprise in the form of users, data, devices, and apps is also a top concern for CISOs.

● The most collaborative teams lose the least money. Elimination of silos shows a tangible financial upside
● Employees/users continue to be one of the greatest protection challenges for many CISOs
● Email security remains the number one threat vector.

Cloud business initiatives accelerating faster than security teams' ability
to secure them

The speed of cloud business initiatives is hampering organizations' ability to secure and manage hybrid environments, with security personnel often not included. The 2019 State of Hybrid Cloud Security survey by FireMon revealed 60% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that this was happening in their organizations.

Only 56% of respondents indicated that network security, security operations or security compliance teams are responsible for cloud security.

In the remaining 44% of cases, IT/cloud teams, application owners or other teams outside the security organization are responsible for cloud security.

Similarly, the relationship between security and DevOps is inconsistent across organizations, which can impact the consistency of cloud security controls, as more enterprises deploy "as-a-Service" models in the cloud. In some cases, DevOps and security are fully aligned and working well together. In other cases, the relationship is difficult or even dysfunctional. helpnetsecurity.com

IoT, APIs, and Criminal Bots Pose Evolving Dangers
Retail Apparel Market Being Targeted Withy Credential Stuffing Attacks

Akamai's "2019 State of the Internet" report points out that a growing number of these attacks are generated by networks populated by All-in-One bots, or AIOs. These bots can be rented to commercial clients for spamming inboxes or message clients, launching DDoS attacks, or credential stuffing. According to the Akamai report, the
retail apparel market experienced 3.7 billion credential stuffing attempts in the eight months of 2018 used as the basis for the report.

Those attacks aren't coming from international actors, though the weapons used span the globe. "A lot of it's coming from Russia, a lot is coming from Canada, but it's largely
Americans buying these botnets and running them against the sites," says Martin McKeay, security researcher and editorial director at Akamai.

The American criminals know their targets: McKeay says that
1.636 billion credential-stuffing attacks were launched against a single retail organization.

In Akamai's case, it uses data from its own network to show that API traffic, from IoT devices that range from smartwatches to televisions, now accounts for 83% of the traffic it sees versus 17% from browsers. While McKeay is quick to point out that not every network will see the traffic mix handled by Akamai, he does believe these broad analyses are applicable to the Internet as a whole and have significant implications for security. darkreading.com

Stay Ahead of the Curve by Using AI in Compliance
Although human oversight is required, advanced technologies built on AI will become pivotal in building safer financial markets and a safer world.

Built on a backbone of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), these solutions, with their unsurpassed capacity to reliably analyze reams of data, offer compliance teams the ability to, in real time, both quickly quarantine suspicious activity and swiftly approve safe financial transactions. darkreading.com


Sales Up 3 Percent in Voice Norge RFID Pilot

The retailer has deployed an RFID solution from Nedap across its 200 Nordic stores, enabling it to display in-store products to online shoppers, thereby making both online and physical shopping easier and more efficient.

Retailers are competing to more quickly deliver products or make them available to shoppers through online purchasing. Voice Norge AS had adopted an RFID system to help lead that effort, by not only providing online shopping, but also enabling shoppers to view which products are available in their neighborhood stores before going there, so that they can pick up purchased goods in their own neighborhood. The inventory data is being captured via a UHF RFID-based system from Nedap.

Voice Norge has deployed RFID technology across all of its stores to enable this feature and has found that sales are up at the pilot locations. Voice, based in Oslo, operates 200 stores across Norway, including Match, VIC and Boys of Europe. The retailer sought a system with which it could offer better product availability and thereby increase sales.

Nedap's !D Cloud RFID software platform captures Electronic Product Code (EPC) data as goods are received and counted at stores, explains Mark Kasbergen, Nedap's global business developer. The system enables Voice Norge to share that information with customers on its website, so that they can make purchase decisions based on the products available for sale at specific locations. The rollout started in February 2018 and was completed within six months. According to Kasbergen, this is the largest RFID deployment in the Nordic retail market to date. Read more: rfidjournal.com




Learn How Biometrics & AI Can Reduce Shrink and Generate New Revenue Streams

Larry Reed, CEO, ZKTeco USA


ZKTeco is the world's leading developer of biometric solutions. Their products are used by some of the largest retail chains in the country to help reduce shrink. Retailers use ZKTeco biometric readers most often to prevent their employees from misusing keys and badges to gain unauthorized access to inventory, cash room, computer room and other high value rooms. Larry Reed, CEO, ZKTeco USA, discusses how retailers can leverage biometric technology to help reduce shrink and create new revenue streams.

Quick Take 1 with ZKTeco USA

Larry Reed, CEO, ZKTeco USA

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Biometrics have already reached consumers. Just look at the fingerprint reader or facial recognition camera on your phone. If biometrics are a good idea for protecting photos on your phone, Larry Reed, CEO, ZKTeco USA, tells us why it's an even better idea for retailers protecting millions of dollars' worth of product.



Amazon's Project Zero Aims to Help Brands Target Scammers
Retail giant gives companies access to new tool for removing suspected counterfeit listings

Amazon.com  is starting to let brand owners delete listings on its site for products they deem fake, marking a sharp shift in its struggle to fight counterfeiters that cedes some of its responsibility to other companies.

The online retail giant on Thursday launched a new anticounterfeiting program, called Project Zero, that it says would better protect brands from scammers by letting them designate listings for removal, rather than going through a cumbersome reporting process with Amazon. The company has been testing it with roughly 15 brands for a few months, and will now start inviting selected additional companies to participate. Amazon said it wants all brand owners to join the program eventually but declined to specify a timeline.

As part of Project Zero, Amazon also is including a tool that generates a unique code for each product unit that the brand can print onto existing packaging or attach onto items using a sticker. The codes can then be scanned to ensure a product's authenticity when it enters an Amazon warehouse. Amazon said its engineers also are working to better train the algorithms that automatically scan, block and scrub the site of suspect listings. wsj.com

Build.com Stops Online Journey Hijacking, Sees Sales Increase
The appearance of unauthorized ads injected into consumer browsers that redirect website visitors to competitor products and promotions - i.e., online journey hijacking - has been an issue for many online retailers' businesses, Build.com being no exception. The online seller of home goods was finding that 20 percent of its traffic was being exposed to an infected site, obviously impacting Build.com's sales.

In an interview with Total Retail last week at eTail West, Patrick Berry, senior director of technology at Build.com, discussed the company's partnership with Namogoo, and how it has helped Build.com prevent online journey hijacking.

To test Namogoo's solution for online journey hijacking, Build.com ran an A/B split test. Fifty percent of the retailer's traffic were exposed to the site with Namogoo's tag solution implemented, while the other 50 percent saw the site without a Namogoo tag. The results of the test blew Berry and Build.com away. The traffic exposed to Namogoo's tag generated a 2.18 percent uplift in conversion. As for the other half of the test that wasn't exposed to Namogoo's solution, there was a 20 percent infection rate (35 percent of all infections occurred on mobile and tablet devices), and 97.7 percent of the infections featured visual ads for competitors' offers or products. mytotalretail.com

FTC's first case over fake paid Amazon reviews targets dodgy diet pills
Company paid $1,000 for fake reviews, admits there's no evidence for diet claims.

The maker of a supposed fat-blocking weight-loss pill that didn't help much with weight loss paid for fake Amazon reviews to push its false and misleading claims, the Federal Trade Commission said in a lawsuit announced yesterday.

The defendants have agreed to settle the case, pay a $50,000 fine, and notify past customers that there's no scientific evidence backing up the weight-loss claims. Customers may get refunds, but it's not definite. arstechnica.com

Amazon grabs a third of US ecommerce sales in 2018
Sales via Amazon.com (not including its app) accounted for 33.7% of all ecommerce sales in 2018, down from 35.1% in 2017, according to Rakuten Intelligence, which tracks email receipts from a panel 3.1 million online shoppers. Rakuten Intelligence's data does not include sales from Amazon Fresh, Prime Now, apps or marketplaces eBay Inc. and Etsy Inc. digitalcommerce360.com

Roundup: Half of Home Depot's online orders are picked up in stores




Davenport, IA: $7,000 of Apple products stolen from multiple Walmarts
Davenport Police say this suspect was with a group who have stolen over $7,000 worth of Apple products from local retail stores. They have hit multiple area Walmart stores while committing these thefts. This group will enter the store, select large Rubbermaid totes and fill them up with Apple products. The suspects arrive in a 2006-2016 White Chevy Impala without plates and flee in the same vehicle." qctimes.com

Goshen, IN: Police seek woman in connection with the theft of thousands in merchandise from Giant Food and CVS
Police are looking for Erica Marie Sullenberger in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars of merchandise stolen from Giant Food Store and CVS, both located in Thornbury Township. On Oct. 12, 2018 the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department began an investigation into a series of retail thefts where over $4,000 in merchandise was stolen from the Giant Food Store and CVS located in Thornbury Township. As a result of that investigation, and from video surveillance, Sullenberger was identified last week as an offender in these thefts. An arrest warrant was obtained for her arrest from District Court. dailylocal.com

Golden, CO: Brazen Diamond Thieves Break In Through Brick Wall
Golden police are asking for the public's help to find the thieves who pulled off a January jewelry store burglary by breaking through a brick wall. Police released photos of the crime scene at Creekside Jewelers, 1206 Washington Ave. in Golden. The incident occurred overnight Jan. 21, police said. Thieves got away with "a large number of loose diamonds and their certificates," police said in a statement. patch.com

New Orleans, LA: Car Dealership Manager pleads No Contest to $350,000 Fraud
The victims were usually women with credit problems and a need for immediate transportation, prosecutors said. Bryan Ashley Collins, 49, and Lawrence "Mike" Thornton, 48, would pocket down payments without giving receipts, then send the customers out with "loaner" vehicles or used cars with temporary tags while supposedly working to make the purchase final. The two men received suspended three-year prison terms Tuesday. usnews.com

Baraboo, WI: Woman arrested with $2,600 of stolen Walmart merchandise following a Slow Police Chase

Deerfield Beach, FL: Police make quick arrest of 2 in $2,000 theft of Electronics from Target

Madisonville, TX: Woman Accused Of Shoplifting $1,500 in merchandise at Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond in College Station

Grand Forks, ND: Two men charged with Felony Theft over $1,000 from Walmart

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Shootings & Deaths

Tucson, AZ: Man Dead After Shooting in Walmart Parking Lot;
multiple people detained

Police said they received a "gun call" from the Walmart on E. Speedway Blvd. on Wednesday, just before midnight. The investigation is ongoing, but police said it appears a man got out of an SUV and approached a man in a car. During a "brief struggle" shots were fired and the man from the SUV was fatally struck. Police say the man in the car is considered a victim and is cooperating with investigators. The SUV left the scene, but police were able to stop it on Old Spanish Trail and detain multiple people in the vehicle. According to police, the man who died and the people in the SUV have gang ties. Detectives with the Tucson Police Department Gang Unit have taken over the investigation. tucsonnewsnow.com


Indianapolis, IN: Suspected robber shot and killed at EZ Pawn
A man is dead after police say he was shot inside of an east side pawn shop when he tried to rob it Wednesday afternoon. It happened on E. Washington Street near Sheridan Avenue just before 4 p.m. The man who police say tried to rob the EZ Pawn was brought to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition where he later died. wthr.com



Pueblo, CO: Police seeking suspect in deadly shooting outside McDonald's
A person was shot and killed near a McDonald's in downtown Pueblo on Wednesday and the shooter is on the run. The shooting was reported at 1:20 p.m. near Midtown Circle Drive and 6th Street. It was in the drive-through of the restaurant. The suspect drove off in a gold Ford Expedition, which police later found abandoned. The suspect vehicle was later found. The suspect remains at large. kktv.com


Albuquerque, NM: Woman shot and killed outside Family Dollar
A woman was gunned down outside a discount store along East Central Wednesday afternoon. Police spokesman Simon Drobik said officers responded to gunfire at the Family Dollar on Central SE, around 2:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found a woman shot to death beside a car in front of the store. He said the shooter fled the parking lot in a red single-cab pickup. kob.com

Sacramento, CA: Victim Shot In The Leg During Robbery At Denny's Restaurant
The suspect walked into the restaurant with the intent of robbing it, according to Hampton. Approximately 40 people were inside and watched the suspect point a gun at the cashier, demanding cash. That's when a customer jumped in and got into a struggle over a gun and the person was shot in the leg. The customer was not seriously injured. Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputies said the suspect was a man in his 50s, Jonathan Franklin, who had just been released from prison. cbslocal.com

Colorado Springs, CO: C-Store Armed Robbery suspect now facing attempted murder charge
A store clerk was shot while trying to wrestle a gun away from an armed robber on Feb. 16. Police announced on Wednesday the suspect, 19-year-old Vincent Lupori, is now facing a charge of attempted-first degree murder on top of robbery charges. Lupori was trying to steal from a Valero gas station when the clerk saw him and put up a fight. Police say the Lupori pulled out his gun at that point. kktv.com

Suffolk, VA: One man dead, another hospitalized after double shooting at a Gas Station

Hardeman County, TN: FBI make another push for justice in 1998 C-Store murder

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Lincoln County, NC: Two arrested in a violent Armed Robbery; female Owner stabbed and punched
The incident happened around 11:15 a.m. at the Corner Market on Confederate Road in Lincolnton. Officials say the suspects went into the store and asked to use the phone. While the female was on the phone, the male with her went around the counter and began assaulting the woman who owns the store, stabbing her once in the chest with a knife and punching her in the face. The couple left the store briefly before the man came back in and again assaulted the owner. There is no word on her condition. wbtv.com

Boynton Beach, FL: Police Officer in serious condition after being struck by a car while chasing a Kohl's Shoplifter
When one of two shoplifters at a Kohl's department store realized an arrest was imminent, he took off running and was chased by a police officer who ended up getting hit by a car. It was shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday when the officer was in a marked police car and saw shoplifting suspect Ryan Moody running away and got out of his patrol car to chase him. The officer, who hasn't been identified, was hit by a car near the intersection during the chase.

"Right now, the prayers of the entire Boynton Beach Police Department are with our officer and his family as they move through the next 24-48 hours, which will be critical for him," Chief Michael G. Gregory said in a statement Wednesday night. Moody kept running after the officer was struck but was eventually apprehended and arrested. He is charged with grand theft and resisting and officer without violence. local10.com

Wilkes-Barre, PA: Suspect in Rite Aid Armed Robbery called 911
on Himself

Police apprehended Ryan Daniel Coffay, 24; a knife was found near Coffay's feet, and six prescription tablets and $160 were found in his pockets, police said. Coffay allegedly told officers the cash was taken during the robbery. Police responded to Rite Aid and reviewed surveillance video that showed a man brandishing a knife and lunging over the counter to get money from a cash register. As an officer radioed the description of the suspect, Coffay called 911 and confessed to robbing the store. He said he wanted to surrender. timesleader.com

Detroit, MI: Suspects Drive a Truck Through Side Of Family Dollar Store
Police are searching for the suspects who used a U-Haul truck to smash through the side of a dollar store on Detroit's east side. It happened around 4 a.m. at the Family Dollar on Harper near Whittier. A gaping hole was left in the side of the building, but it's not clear if the suspects got away with anything. Police recovered a U-Haul a few miles away. radio.com

Aspen, CO: Moscow native extradited in a $95,000 Aspen jewelry theft
A Russian woman suspected of helping steal $95,000 worth of jewelry from a downtown Aspen store was charged with felony theft Wednesday in Pitkin County District Court after being extradited to Aspen from New York City. Mayya Kvek, 46, of Brooklyn, is alleged to have been caught on surveillance video stealing a pendant featuring diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and gold valued at $45,240 from Maja du Brul Jewelry on Sept. 12, 2017. aspentimes.com

Fort Wayne, IN: Fight, mistaken sound of gunfire draws police to Glenbrook Mall
Several police officers including a tactical team responded to Glenbrook Square Mall after a fight and the mistaken sound of gunfire were called in. According to Fort Wayne police, there was a group of people fighting in the area of the food court. During that fight there was a loud bang. Officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department searched the mall and determined that there were no shots fired in the Glenbrook Square Mall. wane.com

Los Angeles, CA: LAPD Seeking Chinatown Jewelry Store Robbers

Asheville, NC: Armed robbery suspect now charged with robbing 5 other C-stores

Cargo Theft

US Cargo Thefts drop in 2018, but threat level still high
The US recorded a 19 per cent decline in the number of cargo thefts in 2018 compared to the prior year, continuing a trend seen in recent years. The new data from Sensitech reveals however that the rate of decline in incident numbers appears to be slowing, and with an average of 1.6 thefts each day during 2018 - valued on average at a little over $14,000 - the US retains its high threat level.

Among the trends noted in Sensitech's annual report is that electronics was the most targeted product category by cargo thieves in 2018, the first time it has topped the ranking since 2009 and accounting for 20 per cent of all incidents, followed by home and garden (16 per cent) and food and drink (14 per cent). Also prominent among 2018's thefts included building and industrial (10 per cent), auto parts (7 per cent) and clothing and shoes (6 per cent), and there was a spike in the miscellaneous category - which mainly consists of mixed retail loads - to 11 per cent. securingindustry.com


Dover, DE: Convicted Killer Asks Board to Commute Sentence
for Liquor Store Murder

A man serving life in prison for the 1982 murder of a Delaware liquor store owner is seeking commutation of his sentence. The state Board of Pardons was scheduled to hear the request by Tyrone R. Baxter on Thursday. Baxter pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life behind bars in exchange for testifying against co-defendant James Riley. Riley was initially sentenced to death for the murder of 59-year-old James Feeley. He spent years on death row before a federal appeals court overturned his death sentence in 2001. Riley was later sentenced to life in prison after a retrial in which he acted as his own attorney. If the board approves commutation for Baxter, the recommendation would go to Gov. John Carney, who would make the final decision. wboc.com

Inver Grove Heights Verizon Cell Phone Store Armed Robber Sentenced To 15 Years


Boost Mobile - Cleveland, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Ste. Genevieve County, MO - Burglary
C-Store - Akron, OH - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Baltimore, MD - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Lincoln County, NC - Armed Robbery
Coin Shop - Morris, IL - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Detroit, MI - Burglary
Grocery Store - Dover, DE - Burglary
Jewelry Store - Los Angeles, Ca- Armed Robbery
Jewelry Store - Golden, CO - Burglary
Jewelry Store - Corpus Christi, TX - Armed Robbery
Pawn Store - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery / Suspect shot, killed
Pawn Store - Houston, TX - Burglary
Rite Aid - Wilkes- Barre, PA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Madison, WI - Armed Robbery (Subway)
Restaurant - Sacramento, CA- Armed Robbery
Verizon - Elkton, VA - Burglary
Walmart - Loveland, CO - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - South Jordan, UT - Robbery
7-Eleven - La Palma, CA - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
14 robberies
6 burglaries
1 shooting
1 killed





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