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LPRC Supply Chain Protection Summit
Mar. 12

IAI Elite Training Day
April 3-4

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April 9-12

RILA AP Conference 2019
May 5-8

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May 14

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May 21-24

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June 14

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June 20

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June 25-27

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Aug. 26-30

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Sept. 8-12

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Oct. 28-31

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Boot Barn Holdings Inc. Loss Prevention Leadership Team Meeting in Irvine CA

"Where Will Your Boots Take You?"

Featured in picture, left to right: Brian Huff, Senior Regional LP Manager; Debbie De La Cruz, Loss Prevention Manager; Perry J. Resnick, Director, Loss Prevention; Greg Rendall, Regional LP Manager

Federated Co-Op AP Team

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Macy's and Next Generation Smart Loss Prevention Solutions

By Tony D'Onofrio, Global Retail Influencer

Over the last several months I have had the pleasure of spending time with Asset Protection (AP) leaders at Macy's in New York. The visits were sparked by news articles and industry discussions on their advanced deployments of RFID and the smart integration of this Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology into the loss prevention function.

The Macy's RFID Journey

The RFID deployment at Macy's started seven years ago with shoe display execution. Almost immediately, the Macy's AP team recognized the substantial value of the increased data available from RFID. Inventory visibility led to monthly identification of theft trends and the ability to reset shortage reduction initiatives based on timelier data.

Macy's goal is to integrate as many technologies as possible to create more efficient investigations. Video linked to RFID data brought a new level of visibility to item inventory data. Exception reports integrated with the same granular IoT data elevated the types of investigations possible.

There is limited data that can be gleamed from Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) alarm which is just a simple alert. Macy's recently upgraded the exits to read RFID. With this IoT technology, you can now see the product walking out the door.

All the data sets generated by all these systems are reviewed daily by the AP team. The integrated technology approach has led to a perpetual holistic data driven approach to fighting important threats such as Organized Retail Crime (ORC). It is no longer just a gut instinct. Documented intelligent data-driven theft trends are now driving actions in the store.

As Macy's Joe Coll, Vice President of Asset Protection Operations & Administration, states in this LP News Network video, RFID has revolutionized how asset protection is managed at Macy's, including delivering significant shrink reduction results.

Read more here.

LPF Announces Strategic Partnership with the University of Florida

The Loss Prevention Foundation is proud to announce a new partnership with the University of Florida that will ultimately benefit UF students and the Loss Prevention/Asset Protection community.

Through this strategic partnership with the LPF, UF, a top 10 US public university, will begin offering the Loss Prevention Foundation's LPQualified course.

The LPQ certification will open many employment opportunities for criminal justice students as well as others with majors in the field of retail loss prevention and security. In return, the LPF will help promote UF online courses to LP/AP leaders and associates.

The University of Florida offers the online certificate course, "Introduction to Evidence-Based Loss Prevention," to non-UF working professionals. This course is designed to help participants better understand how to use a theory-driven, evidence-based, systematic crime prevention process that utilizes case studies to provide students practical application in making people, places, and assets safer and more secure.

Read more here.

FDA puts 15 retailers on notice for allegedly selling tobacco products to minors
The Food and Drug Administration called out 15 retailers on Monday for allegedly selling tobacco products to minors and requested information from more than 40 e-cigarette companies the agency thinks may have illegally introduced new products onto the market.

The agency named corporate-owned and franchise retailers who were allegedly found selling tobacco products to minors more than 15 percent of the time since the FDA started conducting inspections 2010. These retailers include Walgreens, Walmart, Kroger, 7-Eleven, Family Dollar, BP and Citgo. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement that he plans to ask these companies about what policies they have in place and what more they plan to do.

He sent Walgreens a letter on Monday requesting a meeting with its management team. Last month, Gottlieb said Walgreens was the top violator among pharmacies that sell tobacco products. Some 22 percent of Walgreens locations inspected by the agency caught employees illegally selling tobacco products to minors, the FDA said in a press release at the time.

"Retailers are on the frontlines of these efforts to reduce the health consequences of tobacco use and nicotine dependence," Gottlieb said in a statement Monday. "Walgreens, and other retail chains, should take seriously not only their legal obligations, but also the substantial public health importance of preventing tobacco product sales to minors at their stores." cnbc.com

   Violation Rates Between 35-44% of All Inspected Stores:
     Marathon - Exxon - Sunoco - BP - Citgo - Mobil

   Violation Rates Between 25-34% of All Inspected Stores:
     Shell - Chevron - Casey's General Stores - 7-Eleven

   Violation Rates Between 15-24% of All Inspected Stores:
     Family Dollar - Kroger - Walgreens - Circle K - Wal-Mart

   Read the FDA's full statement here.

CEO of British retailer Ted Baker quits after allegations of 'forced hugging'
Ted Baker's founder and CEO has resigned as the fashion brand investigates allegations he behaved inappropriately toward staff.

The British company said in a statement Monday that Ray Kelvin has left with immediate effect. He had been on a voluntary leave of absence since December following allegations of harassment, including "forced hugging" of staff members.

Complaints over Kelvin's behavior first emerged late last year. Thousands of people, including members of staff and customers, signed an online petition demanding an end to the hugging practice and a better system for reporting harassment allegations at the firm. The petition included accusations of "inappropriate touching" by Kelvin and "a culture that leaves harassment unchallenged." cnn.com

Huawei CFO Sues Canada Over Arrest
Chinese Tech Giant Preparing to Sue the U.S. Government Too

The chief financial officer of China's tech giant Huawei is suing Canada over her arrest at the request of the US. Meng Wanzhou was held in December at Vancouver airport on suspicion of fraud and breaching US sanctions on Iran. On Friday Ms Meng filed a civil claim against Canada's government, border agency and police for "serious breaches" of her civil rights. It came on the same day that Canada officially launched Meng Wanzhou's extradition process to the US.

According to the New York Times, Huawei is also preparing to sue the United States government for banning federal agencies from using the company's products, according sources. The move could be aimed at forcing the United States government to more publicly make its case against the Chinese equipment maker. It is part of a broad push by Huawei to defend itself against a campaign led by the United States to undermine the company, which Washington sees as a security threat. bbc.com nytimes.com

Gap announces plan to close 230 stores, some in Canada
The parent company of retailer Gap says it will close some stores in Canada as part of a global plan to shutter almost half of the brand's locations over the next two years.

Gap Inc. is refusing to tell The Canadian Press exactly how many of the 230 stores it is closing will be in Canada, but says the majority of international network closures will be in North America. cbc.ca

Walmart's Latest Streamlining Move:
Cutting Overnight Re-Stocking Shifts in 300 Stores

The company is eliminating the overnight shift that restocks the aisles at about 300 stores, and will aim to transition those employees to other hours. The impacted stores are primarily smaller ones with lower annual sales or customer traffic.

At the same time, Walmart's expanding the use of a backroom conveyor system that takes boxes of products from trucks and scans them to speed their delivery to the shelves. The so-called "FAST Unloader" machine will be in 1,700 stores by the end of the year, up from 400 now. bloomberg.com

Grocers Brace for Another Blow From Amazon
Amazon to Launch New Grocery-Store Business by End of the Year

Amazon.com Inc. has challenged grocers by pushing them to lower prices and expand their delivery options. Now the company's latest plans threaten to steal sales of some of the industry's more profitable products.

The e-commerce giant plans to launch urban grocery stores that could offer a spectrum of goods that includes beauty products alongside food, The Wall Street Journal has reported. Beauty products represent a small portion of supermarket sales but tend to offer higher profits than more traditional items.

The move couldn't come at a worse time for grocers, which have been focused on building up digital selling operations to compete with Amazon online.

Amazon has an aggressive timeline for the store openings, with the first on track to debut as soon as the end of this year, according to people familiar with the matter. The company aims to open dozens of locations in major cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., the Journal has reported. wsj.com

Entire staffs at 3 Ohio Sonic locations quit after wages cut to '$4/hour plus tips'
"Due to terrible management the whole store has quit" reads a letter posted on the window of a Sonic restaurant in Circleville, Ohio. The expletive-laden letter points the finger at new owners who "don't give a [expletive] about anyone but themselves" as the reason for the entire staff quitting, temporarily shutting down the store.

According to The Scioto Post, the workers were angry over their pay being cut from Ohio's minimum wage of $8.55/hour to $4.00/hour plus tips. Many pointed out fast food workers rarely get tipped.

Two other stores in Ohio, one in Lancaster and one in Grove City who are also under the same new ownership, also quit en masse, according to The Scioto Post. kutv.com

'Everyone has some form of PTSD': Former Australian employees describe toxic bullying culture at Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo
Seven shirts folded per minute, "shouting rooms" and 18-hour days

Former Australian Uniqlo employees have spoken out about the "weird, awful, abusive" culture at the Japanese fast-fashion giant, where they claim bullying is rife and everyone leaves with "some form of PTSD".

Earlier this month, former HR manager Melanie Bell sued the retailer, alleging in an explosive $1 million claim that she had been bullied and discriminated against due to her "caucasian heritage".

According to three former colleagues, Ms Bell's experience was not unique. Each worked in different locations and different roles - a sales assistant, a visual merchandiser and an assistant store manager - but all shared similar stories of a deeply toxic work environment.

"They have a policy where you can buy discounted clothing for yourself or family as a gift. They would get the loss prevention people to follow staff members outside the store around the block after they made a purchase to check if they were giving it to people... It's one of the tactics they use if they didn't like you." townsvillebulletin.com

RILA: Action by Kroger to Ban Visa Credit Cards
Reinforces Need for Reform in Payments Market

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Austen Jensen issued the following statement in response to today's announcement by Kroger banning Visa credit cards in 250 Smith's Food and Drug Store locations.

"RILA firmly supports Kroger's decision to challenge the anti-competitive actions of VISA which continue to drive up the cost of accepting credit cards in the U.S. market. Technology has made credit card transactions faster and cheaper to process - yet the fees Visa imposes on these transactions paradoxically grow higher every year." rila.org

Gap to acquire Gymboree's Janie and Jack line;
Children's Place to buy Gymboree brand

Liquidation impacts Children's Place Q4 results; 40-45 store closures planned

Staten Island, NY: CEVA Logistics expands global partnership with IKEA as it opens New York Distribution Centre

Quarterly Results
Publix Q4 comp's up 1.1%, sales up 3.8%; full-year comp's up 2.1%, sales up 4.4%
The Children's Place Q4 comp's down 0.6%, sales down 6.9%; full-year comp's up 4.6%, sales up 3.6%

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eBay assists in an investigation of a Superintendent -
charged on eight separate criminal counts

Former Logan County Schools superintendent Phyllis Doty on Friday was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after being convicted on eight separate criminal counts last August.

According to evidence presented at Doty's trial, beginning in September 2011, she purchased $12,000 in iPods and iPads with school system money and sold them or gave them to family members. Federal prosecutors told jury members that at least 20 devices were stolen.

Testimony by Doty's former secretary confirmed that several devices sold on eBay were connected to a mobile number issued to Doty by the Logan County Board of Education. Read more

For further information on PROACT, email inquiries to PROACT@eBay.com.


Individuals interested in applying for Vector Security Networks Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships must do so before the March 31, 2019 deadline! Applications can be submitted via the Vector Security Networks 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 Networks began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this important and rapidly-growing industry.

Vector Security Networks has awarded 231 scholarships totaling $233,460 since the program began in 2009. 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 scholarship 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.

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

Those who have applied in the past, but were not selected, are encouraged to apply again, but hurry, the March 31 deadline is fast-approaching!



Vice President, Information Security Officer for DSW - based in Columbus, OH
The Vice President, Information Security Officer is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the company's security management of data, technology, processes, and risks, coordinating alignment across the global enterprise, including the Information Technology department and operational business units. The role establishes and sustains a cyber risk strategy fit with business objectives, implementing a framework that integrates governance and risk compliance controls, requirements, oversight, and validation into Information Technology operations and underscores vigilance across business units in the global enteprise. Accordingly, the position, led from depth of technical expertise in holistic enterprise architecture and technologies across security disciplines, is responsible for developing and championing the structure, methods, tools, and metrics for managing cyber risk, ensuring effective and evolving technological defenses, monitors, reporting, and operational processes, including anchoring incident management.

DSW, Inc. (Designer Shoe Warehouse), is an American footwear retailer of designer and name brand shoes and fashion accessories with over 500 stores in the United States and an e-commerce website. careers.dswinc.com

Companies Still Learning About Fire Risks Around Robots
Robot workers can't go on strike but they can go up in flames

Machines may be efficient and safe workers, but their environment isn't designed for human intervention when disaster strikes. The financial repercussions can also be worse if a retailer's risk is concentrated in a few expensive warehouses rather than hundreds of stores.

Fire damage at online retailers' sites can be costly. Asos halted distribution for more than a month in 2005 after an oil depot explosion set one of its facilities alight in southern England. Another blaze in 2014 stopped orders from a different U.K. site, costing it as much as 30 million pounds in lost sales. Police considered the cause of the second fire to be arson. A fire at an Asos facility near Berlin in 2017 ruined inventory worth about 6 million pounds, though none of the technology or structure was affected.

Robots may eventually become so advanced that they can douse flames themselves, according to Lawrie at Forrester. "If they are sufficiently smart to be able to pick the produce, I'm sure they are quite smart enough to fight a fire," he said. claimsjournal.com

Using simulated disaster management to tackle the security skills gap
Some organisations are turning to simulated disaster management scenarios in order to provide their staff with the experience they need. Just as fire drills are used to assess how personnel respond to a potential incident, simulating critical failures allows organisations to see how their staff respond to such events.

"I always go back to my military training and one of the things we learned was to
train like you are going to fight, because you will fight like you train," says Beam.

Simulations allow cyber security personnel to experience critical failures, without any risk to the actual network or company data. These simulations can vary from disaster recovery scenarios to white hat hackers probing a company's network defences to see how their IT teams respond to the perceived threat.

"Too many organisations talk about disaster recovery, but never really test it and make sure it is working the way they think it is working," says Colin Tankard, managing director of Digital Pathways.

Simulated disaster management provides a replica of an organisation's network architecture, thus providing a real-world experience, thereby making responses second-nature.

This allows cyber security teams to use the security tools that they would use in a genuine situation and to experience the network setup and traffic. In order to be effective, disaster scenarios need to be accurately simulated, including advanced, evolving threats, targeted malware and ransomware. computerweekly.com

Panera, Ex-CEO Sue Each Other Over Former IT Team
Panera Bread and its former chief executive and founder Ron Shaich have hit each other with lawsuits over noncompete agreements signed by three information technology employees who say Panera abruptly fired them in February after learning they planned to join Shaich's new company.

The clash of fast-casual titans pits the longtime chain of 2,300 bakery-cafes - which zealously guards its trade secrets and proprietary data behind a wall of noncompetes and computer security measures - against its founder. Shaich finances competing brands such as Tatte Bakery and Cafe and the recently merged Cava Mezze Grill and Zoe's Kitchen since his departure from Panera in 2018.

Panera's breach of contract suit, filed Thursday in Missouri federal court, claims Shaich's new company, Act III Management LLC,
recruited the three key IT executives in a conspiracy to use the chain's hard-earned confidential information as Act III ramps up operations. law360.com

Experian: One-Third of Companies are Unprepared to Respond to a Data Breach

More Than 22,000 Vulnerabilities Were Disclosed in 2018, 27% Without Fixes





The Zellman Group

The State of Civil Recovery

Stuart Levine, CEO,
The Zellman Group


The civil recovery business saw more change in 2018 than in the preceding 30 years combined, says Stuart Levine, CEO of The Zellman Group, an LP services and consulting company that offers retailers a suite of solutions including Civil Recovery, ORC Recovery, Analytics and more. In this LPNN interview, Stuart talks about the state of civil recovery, where he sees it going over the next few years, and how Zellman Group's dedication to customer service, client culture and ethics, together with state-of-the-art technology, keeps them at the forefront of recovery solutions.

Joe & Amber Discuss Organized Retail Crime

Quick Take 2

Joe LaRocca
, VP & Senior Advisor, Loss Prevention, RetaiLPartners

Amber Bradley
, Owner & Brand Strategist, Calibration Group, LLC


According to the latest NRF ORC Study, 92% of retailers report being a victim of Organized Retail Crime, with 71% saying the problem is getting worse. Joe and Amber discuss the outlook for a federal ORC law, the progress state laws and ORCA's have made, and what a regional or district LP manager can do to help the problem on a local level.



Fakespot Analyzes Over 3 Billion Online Reviews And Launches New AI Engine
Artificial Intelligence backed data authentication platform Fakespot announced it has surpassed 3 billion reviews analyzed, up 50% from the end of 2017. The company also recently launched new search engines for Best Buy, Walmart, Sephora, and Steam helping users stay informed by detecting fake reviews and counterfeit products before commiting to a purchase. Fakespot also supports Amazon, TripAdvisor, and Yelp. Fakespot provides online shoppers with a new way of filtering reviews on Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor, Walmart, Sephora, Steam, and Best Buy. Using artificial intelligence, Fakespot's proprietary platform eliminates fake and unreliable information and provides consumers with valuable insights from the authentic reviews that helps them assess the true quality of a product or service.

Research shows that 91% of people regularly or occasionally read online reviews, and 84% trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. As a result, many eCommerce retailers have resorted to using different types of unreliable reviews (fake and promotional) to help gain visibility and convert sales, but often leave their customers feeling deceived.

In addition to deception, a recent report from the Government Accountability Office revealed that products purchased from third-party sellers on Walmart, Amazon, and Ebay could be counterfeit and harmful to your health. The report also claimed that counterfeit iPhone adapters can pose a risk of lethal electrocution, counterfeit travel mugs can include higher lead concentrations, and counterfeit cosmetics contain substances such as cyanide, mercury, and rat droppings. Third-party sellers also advertised counterfeit items shipping from the US as new and name-brand, and had average customer ratings above 90%, making it hard for customers to discern.

Over the last two years, Amazon customers reported 5,101 counterfeit products and according to the Global Brand Counterfeiting Report, losses from eCommerce shams alone totaled $323 billion last year. Ultimately, if eCommerce giants don't want counterfeit goods to become a widespread health issue, they'll need to accept responsibility and be more transparent. To date, Fakespot supports seven eCommerce sites and has analyzed over 3 billion reviews, making them the most trusted platform for detecting fraudulent product reviews on the internet. esellercafe.com

European CEO magazine investigates the growing online counterfeit market,
more in its latest issue

Globally, the market for online counterfeiting amounted to $323bn in 2017, boosted by the relentless rise of e-commerce and social media. This growing problem is presenting budding businesses with a challenge: spend vast resources keeping on top of IP infringements or allow online fakes to tarnish your brand.

By automating brand protection through artificial intelligence technology, hundreds of thousands of illegal products can be removed from the internet every day, Laura Urquizu, the CEO of Red Points, told European CEO for its spring 2019 issue. "Speed and accuracy are key when it comes to effectively fighting online counterfeits, and this can only be achieved with smart technology," Urquizu said. apnews.com

Office Depot and Alibaba opening online store

Amazon stops selling Dash buttons

Amazon lets Prime members pick their delivery date

Tesla Plans Move To eCommerce Sales Model

E-Commerce Shipping Still Leaves A Lot To Be Desired



Update: Rockford, IL: 29-year-old admitted being 'ring leader' in $100,000 theft scheme at Meijer
Vanessa Horvath, 29, admitted being the "ringleader" of a group of now former Meijer employees accused of stealing merchandise worth nearly $100,000 from the McFarland Road store, according to court documents. Lindsey Smallwood, 27, said her participation in the thefts was "dumb" and she gave items she took as Christmas gifts. Helena Washington, 62, said she had just started participating in the scheme in January. That's what the Rockford women told Rockford police officers in probable cause statements filed in Winnebago County court. The three women were indicted by a Winnebago County grand jury, according to a Thursday news release issued by the Winnebago County state's attorney's office. Horvath told police she was responsible for $94,293.55 of the theft from May to October. Smallwood said she was responsible for $1,522.62 of the loss but a time frame was not noted in the court filing. Police said Washington's theft totaled $1,345.58 in January. rrstar.com

Youngstown, OH: U.S. Postal worker accused of stealing 1,500 gift cards
valued at over $47,000

A post office employee accused of stealing at least 1,500 gift cards from the mail worth at least $47,000 is in the Mahoning County jail. Jennifer Riccardi, 46, of Cleveland is scheduled to appear before a federal judge on Tuesday who will consider a motion to revoke her bond. Riccardi, who worked at the main mail processing center in Cleveland and her live-in companion 37-year-old Joseph Dennis, were indicted in December for a conspiracy in which she allegedly stole the gift cards. The two face charges including conspiracy to commit theft of mail and possession of stolen mail, conspiracy to commit access device fraud, possession of stolen mail and access device fraud. Riccardi was also charged with theft of mail by a postal employee. wfmj.com

Wayne, NJ: Four arrested in Organized Theft Ring at Nordstrom Rack
Fertima Nealy, 37, Tyshon Hawkins, 25, Tyieth Burnett, 42, and Jason Stlouis are accused of stealing items from the Nordstrom Rack after police were called to a theft in progress, said Capt. Larry Martin. Loss prevention gave the officers descriptions of the suspects and a possible vehicle registration. When police found the vehicle, they saw a car "filled" with items that still had sensor security tags on them. The car contained $6,000 worth of clothing. Stlouis was found in possession of an iPhone fan labeled Nordstrom Rack and loss prevention identified it as an item taken from the store, Martin said. Additionally, police said Hawkins had a large magnet to bypass security sensors in stores and a number of plastic bags from H&M, Marshalls and Home Goods. Hawkins also was wanted out of Neptune on two warrants and faces additional charges of receiving stolen property and possession of anti-shoplifting devices. northjersey.com

Nashville, TN: Serial shoplifter arrested for $4,100 in Home Depot thefts
An elderly serial shoplifter is arrested in Nashville. Metro Nashville police arrest 67-year-old Gary Wayne Campbell after they say he stole thousands of dollars' worth of items from two Home Depot locations on nine occasions in the last five months. He is facing theft and trespassing charges. According to affidavits, Campbell stole more than $4,100 worth of merchandise between September 24, 2018, and February 12, 2019, including six times last December. fox17.com

Wendover, UT: 4 Family Dollar employees arrested for embezzlement
Four employees of a Family Dollar store in Wendover have been arrested for embezzling thousands of dollars, according to Wendover Police. Luis Arias, 19, Ronald Richards, 31, Valentin Pedraza, 20, and Catherine Sharp, 28, were all taken into custody after a joint investigation between the Wendover Police Department and Family Dollar corporate management. "Wendover Police determined that the four employees were responsible for embezzling thousands of dollars from the Family Dollar store," Wendover Police wrote in a Facebook post Friday night. kutv.com

UPCOMING EVENT: SDORCA's Next 2019 Meeting Set for March 12
Please join SDORCA for their next meeting of 2019 at the Escondido Police Department on Tuesday, March 12th. The meeting will take place from 10:00am - 12:00pm and will include refreshments, provided by Target. Please bring any current case information you would like to discuss with the group. This is always a great opportunity to network with Law Enforcement and Retail Investigators in the area. If you are interested in planning future blitz activity, please email Chris Arbeene at chris_arbeene@anfcorp.com for further details.

Click here to register.

Seekonk, MA: Liquor Store reports a $4,000 bottle of Remy Martin, 'Louis the 13th' Cognac stolen from locked showcase

Charleston, WV: Two wanted for a theft of $3000 in merchandise from Cabela's in Southridge

Cleveland, OH: 2 men snatch Michael Kors purses worth thousands from Crocker Park store

Lodi, CA: Police seeking woman in $1,165 theft from Hobby Lobby

Victor, NY: Rochester woman tried to steal more than $1,000 in merchandise from Von Maur

UK: Longford, Ireland: Brazen thieves stole nearly $800 worth of Honey from a Supervalu

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Shootings & Deaths

Lone Tree, CO: Second shoplifting suspect in Park Meadows shooting arrested
A woman believed to be the second shoplifting suspect wanted following a shooting at Park Meadows mall on Thursday has been arrested by Lone Tree Police. Mercedes Cruz, 27, was arrested at a Littleton hotel at about 3 a.m. Sunday, City of Lone Tree officials said in a tweet just before 10 a.m. Sunday. She faces charges of aggravated robbery and possession of methamphetamines.

On Friday, the Douglas County Coroner's Office identified the man shot and killed by police as Kenneth Joseph Sisneros, 34, of Westminster. Officers were responding to reports of a theft at the Macy's at Park Meadows at around 8:20 p.m. Thursday, when Sisneros was shot and killed by police after he reportedly pulled out a gun as both tried to escape. It's still unclear if Sisneros fired his weapon at the cops. Cruz was able to elude authorities for three days before Sunday's arrest. thedenverchannel.com

Beverly Center Evacuated After Reports Of Shooting, Apparent Suicide
A man shot and killed himself inside the Beverly Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 3. Officers responded to reports of gunfire at the mall at about 12:09 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez. He said one man suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and died. Los Angeles County Coroners are looking into the incident. Further details were not immediately available. Video taken from inside the mall Sunday afternoon show patrons apparently being asked to evacuate. dailynews.com

Virginia Beach, VA: Man in critical condition after shooting at 7-Eleven
Virginia Beach dispatchers said officers were called to a store in the 1600 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard just after 2:15 a.m. One man was reportedly shot in the chest during an altercation. Police said in a tweet the man who was shot was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear. wavy.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Phoenix, AZ: Police arrest man in string of restaurant robberies
Authorities say they have arrested a suspect in a string of restaurant holdups around the Phoenix metro area. A Phoenix police spokesman said Friday that 23-year-old Christian Contreras has been arrested and booked on 18 counts of armed robbery. The arrest came after weeks of interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence and collaborating with other law enforcement agencies to identify the suspect. washingtontimes.com

Visalia, CA: 15 year old pulls a knife on Loss Prevention at Save Mart

Pasadena, CA: Car Crashes Into 7Eleven, Teenage Girl Drives away while passengers flee the scene

Winston-Salem, NC: BB gun carjacking at Chick-Fil-A sends 2 teenagers to prison

Bayonne, NJ: Jersey City Woman Charged with Assaulting Two Bayonne Police Officers

Milford, CT: Woman uses stun gun on Boscov's Loss Prevention during shoplifting attempt

Rochester, MN: Former Mayo Clinic Parking Supervisor faces 10 felony charges for $172,000 theft

Seattle, WA: A burglary spree in the Chinatown International District leaves businesses frustrated and heartbroken

Kay Jewelers in the Magnolia Mall, Florence, SC reported a Grab & Run on 3/1, items valued at $3,709

Kay Jewelers in the Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, NY reported a Grab & Run on 3/1, item valued at $3,499

Peoples Jewellers in the Cloverdale Mall, Etobicoke ON, CN reported a Grab & Run on 2/28, item valued at $11,999

Piercing Pagoda in the Promenade Mall, Temecula, CA reported a Grab & Run om 3/1, item valued at $749

Piercing Pagoda in the Rotterdam Square Mall, Rotterdam, NY reported a Grab & Run on 3/1, item valued at $979

Zales Outlet in the Bandera Point, San Antonio TX reported an Armed Robbery on 3/1, items valued at $16,795

Zales in the Tri-County Mall, Cincinnati, OH reported a Grab & Run on 3/2, item valued at $7,509

Zales in the Montclair Plaza, Montclair, CA reported a Grab & Run on 3/1, item valued at $4,379


Jury Convicts Gunman in Killing of Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer working security inside C-Store in 2011
A reputed gang member was convicted late Thursday night in the 2011 slaying of off-duty Chicago police Officer Clifton Lewis as he worked security at a West Side convenience store. Cook County prosecutors said Alexander Villa shot Lewis after running into M&M Quick Foods in the North Austin neighborhood with a Tec-9-style gun slung around his neck. A jury deliberated about 3½ hours before convicting Villa about 11:30 p.m. of first-degree murder, aggravated battery and armed robbery, said Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state's attorney's office. Villa, 31, faces up to life in prison. officer.com

Columbus, GA: Man receives Life Sentence for Pawn Shop Armed Robbery turned Murder


C-Store - Cleveland, OH - Robbery
C-Store - Wheatfield, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Los Angeles, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Washington, DC - Burglary
C-Store - Green Bay, WI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Durham, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Milwaukee, WI - Armed Robbery / Clerk shot, wounded
C-Store - Laurel County, KY - Robbery
CVS - Fredericksburg, VA - Armed Robbery
Clothing Store - Atlanta, GA - Robbery/ Assault
Department Store - Milford, CT - Robbery
Dollar General - Randolph County, NC - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Hot Springs, AR - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Visalia, CA - Armed Robbery
● Jewelry Store - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary
Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA - Burglary
Restaurant - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary
Restaurant - Duncan, OK - Burglary
Sporting Goods - Charleston, WV - Robbery
Tobacco Store - San Diego, CA - Burglary
Verizon - Peoria, IL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Virginia Beach, VA - Armed Robbery / Man shot, in critical condition
7-Eleven - Alexandria, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Riverside County, CA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
20 robberies
6 burglaries
2 shootings
0 killed





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