Riddle was promoted to National Manager of ORC (Organized Retail Crime)
Investigations for Burlington Stores.
Kelly was previously the Manager of Organized Retail Crime Investigations and
has been with the retailer since 2012, when he started as a Shortage Control
Trainer. Kelly has also worked in the loss prevention industry for other
retailers such as Sears Holdings Corporation as District Loss Prevention
Manager, Target as Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection and Asset
Protection Specialist. Kelly earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in
Business from Catawba College. Congratulations Kelly!
Chizhikova was promoted to Asset Protection Department Training Manager for
Katerina was previously the Internal Investigations
Auditor/Trainer for the retailer and has been with with Burlington Stores since
2012. She has also worked in loss prevention for Bloomingdale's as a Manager of
Loss Prevention Administration and Systems and for Linens 'N Things as a Senior
LP Analyst. Katerina earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer
Information Systems from John Jay College and acquired her MBA in Financial
Management from Pace University - Lubin School of Business. Congratulations
Jim Kennedy was named Regional Loss Prevention Manager
for Sacramento, Nevada, Utah and Idaho for Burlington Stores.
Jim has been with the retailer since October of 2014 and brings with him his
background in loss prevention from Sears Holdings Corporation where he was a
District Loss Prevention Manager. Congratulations Jim!
Senior LP Jobs Hit the Market - The Busiest
Time of Year
Spring 2016 is off & running - 'The Domino Effect'
While retail America is indeed shrinking and the total number of senior LP jobs
has been reduced, we are seeing a sense of urgency on the part of a number of
retailers that do have the need. Certainly the exposures are greater than ever
before. With ORC growing, data breaches and identity theft impacting virtually
every retailer, workplace violence and active shooter incidents creating a sense
of fear in the workplace, the impact of online sales on brick and mortar, and
the skyrocketing e-commerce fraud, and what we have is an environment that
dictates - if not, mandates - the quick response to open senior leader LP jobs.
Couple that with the fact that it's the season retail America usually looks at
filling, replacing, and addressing such needs and what you have is a mad rush to
the market with these open positions. The internet has provided us with a
looking glass into the very motivations of corporate America, and right now
they're motivated to fill senior LP jobs.
We don't normally see this number appear virtually all at once. But then again
we've never had such connectivity either, which magnifies what is a normal trend
for the spring season. So given the fourth quarter results and all the reports
of the above-mentioned risk factors and what we have is a busy job market.
It's going to be interesting to see the domino effect and how this current round
of musical chairs ends up playing out. How many unemployed seniors land jobs
versus those who merely change retailers? And most importantly how many get
their first shot at running a department? That's going to say a lot about
everyone. Good Luck to all of you, as this year's spring season, which will take
months to play out, changes the face of retail LP. Just a thought.
Retailers Put Restrictions on Gift Card Purchases to Combat Fraud
Retailers are making it tougher to buy gift cards, a consequence of new
credit-card rules that put them on the hook for fraud. Some merchants are
requiring that customers buy the cards with cash or asking that they show
identification. Others have cut back to smaller denominations, put limits
on repeat purchases or stopped selling certain cards altogether, according
to people who are familiar with the stores' policies.
Gift cards also are a favorite among criminals, who pay for them with stolen
credit-card data. Historically, the cost of that fraud was borne by the
financial institutions that issued the credit cards. That changed in October,
when new card-industry rules went into effect making merchants liable for
fraud-related losses if they haven't upgraded their checkout technology to
accept credit cards that are embedded with computer chips, which are more
In general, grocery stores, small businesses and gas stations have been slower
to implement the new chip-based card technology, making them more vulnerable to
fraud, payments specialists said.
Kroger is in the midst of upgrading its checkout equipment to accept chip
cards and expects to complete the overhaul by the end of the month. To ward
off thieves, the grocer is limiting the number of gift-card purchases that are
made on a credit card within a 24-hour period, said Chris Hjelm, the chain's
chief information officer.
Neiman Marcus Partners with Return Path to Combat Email Fraud
Neiman Marcus today joined the growing list of retail brands protecting
consumers from email fraud with authentication-based anti-phishing technology.
In an effort to identify and block fraudulent messages from cybercriminals
attempting to use the famed retailer's brand to dupe consumers, Neiman Marcus
will deploy Return Path's Email Fraud Protection solution. Neiman Marcus chose
data solutions provider Return Path as their partner in this initiative based on
the company's ability to detect and mitigate both domain spoofing and brand
spoofing attacks - a defense offering currently beyond the scope of
authentication-based technology - preventing more email fraud from reaching
Cybercriminals often target customers of high-profile brands like Neiman Marcus,
and a single successful attack can destroy consumer trust. Malicious email
messages may contain malware or links to fraudulent sites set up to steal
personal information, account credentials, or passwords. A Return Path study
conducted in 2015 found that more than 13% of messages (6 billion) appearing to
come from the global brands profiled actually came from third parties spoofing
the brands' identities.
California bill aims at cargo theft
"The State loses $5 million to $6 million daily from cargo theft"
One Assembly bill addresses heightened concern about the crime. California law
already appropriates funding to cover the costs for the Highway Patrol to deter
commercial vehicle cargo thefts and provide security of carriers and cargoes
throughout the state.
Assembly Member Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, is behind legislation intended to
"enhance crime prevention efforts" by establishing a pilot program to strengthen
law enforcement agencies' ability to detect and monitor cargo theft crimes, and
to authorize a cargo theft prevention program. Specifically, the program would
create statewide standards and methods of detecting and tracking cargo theft
crime. OOIDA says legislative efforts to deter cargo theft are a step in the
right direction to help protect truck drivers and their property.
Skimming Evolves Worldwide
A recent update from the ATM Security Association's
European ATM Security Team (EAST) suggests that card skimming at cash
machines is evolving. Criminal usage of throat inlay skimming devices, which are
hidden within the card slot, appears to be increasing. The trend of losses due
to skimming occurring outside of EMV chip liability shift areas continues.
International losses were reported in 44 countries and territories outside of
the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and in three within SEPA. The top three
locations where such losses were reported are the United States, Indonesia and
the Philippines. In a recent
white paper, the association suggests that ATM skimming will continue to be
a formidable threat until every country, including the United States, fully
adopts EMV, or chip-and-PIN, card technology.
ATM Data-Skimming Threats Are On The Rise In C-Stores
ATMs in convenience stores have become a prime target for criminals using
so-called skimming devices. A quick Internet search shows dozens of cases within
the last year, across the country. It is a sign of the times that common street
criminals are now engaging in data theft, trading in their traditional guns and
knives for high-tech devices. Carried out by lone criminals or organized crews,
skimming has is now a significant threat to both ATM operators and consumers.
Although exact figures are not available, news reports tell the story of a
U.S. Preparing Companies for Investigations
The government has long worked to keep in touch with the corporate community
when it comes to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement, and the Justice
Department is going new lengths in helping companies to understand the
investigation and settlement process. Officials have recently said they are
trying to increase transparency and draw a bright line between law breakers
and those who helpfully resolve a case.
Patrick Stokes, head of the Justice Department's FCPA unit, spoke Wednesday at a
Trace International event in D.C. about companies providing the most helpful
type of assistance during an investigation, encouraging cooperating companies to
anticipate concerns and "look for opportunities to give us facts." He
said the government is preparing a public list of questions for compliance
officers so they can be better prepared to answer questions when things go
Companies Walk Fine Line With Noncompete Pacts
"Companies are increasingly using noncompete agreements not just as a shield but
as a sword"
State regulators are paying closer attention to how companies use employee
noncompete agreements, and businesses need to be careful if they try to
use such pacts to protect more than trade secrets, said one attorney.
Companies have begun to use noncompete pacts not just in a manner to protect
trade secrets but also as a competitive edge in the marketplace, and that's
where state regulators have begun to step in.
While noncompetes are legal, companies need to stay "faithful" to the purpose
for which regulators want them used, and that is to protect information, he
said. "At the end of the day there is no magic pill for companies," he said.
"What they cannot do, or what will draw the ire of state regulators, is to use a
tool like the noncompete as an affirmative way to gain more traction in the
Harbor Freight Tools reposts Director of Loss Prevention & Safety position on
LinkedIn - based in Calabasas, CA
The Director, Safety & Loss Prevention is responsible for conducting operational
compliance audits in designated areas, assisting in the development and rollout
of programs to reduce shrink and controllable losses in designated stores, and
directing Regional Loss Prevention Managers. The Director, Safety & Loss
Prevention is also responsible for providing strategic planning, direction, and
analysis for the enterprise wide Environmental Health and Safety functions,
including oversight of all EHS policies and procedures to ensure compliance with
all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Harbor Freight Tools is a privately held discount tool and equipment retailer,
headquartered in Calabasas, California, which operates a chain of retail stores
as well as a mail-order and eCommerce business. The company has over 600 stores
in 47 states.
Retail bankruptcies and the circle of life
Shopko Hometown opens 12 stores this year so far
Amazon confirms San Diego as second location for Amazon Books
CarMax Hiring More Than 1,600 Positions Nationwide
Store Closing Sales Begin Today at All 76
Remaining Danier Leather Stores and Outlets Throughout Canada
Quarterly Same Store
Urban Outfitters Q4 comp's down 2% with total net sales flat
Dick's Sporting Goods Q4 comp's down 2.5% with net sales up 3.7%
Costs Associated with Employee Turnover in Your Restaurant with Key
Are you experiencing high turnover? You are not alone. Restaurant Owners face
turnover rates of
more than 62%. The majority of those employees quit, sometimes
on poor terms. When employees quit or are terminated from their jobs, it is
vital that their keys get returned or security measures dictate the locks will
need to be changed - and fast. InstaKey provides a KeyControl Program for Restaurants that helps reduce costs
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Banks to stop $8B credit card theft - Smartphone Geo-location
If you're in a store trying to pay with a card, and your phone is at that
location, then the transaction goes through. In situations where your phone and
card aren't in the same place, then other anti-fraud measures come into
play. Visa claims this system can reduce misidentified fraud and declines by
Visa and MasterCard both already offer this service, but most banks won't sign
on because they're worried about how customers will react. Bank of America, J.P.
Morgan Chase and American Express are also exploring the idea, but are moving
slow to avoid customer backlash. Some banks are already making it clear they'd
only use location data for anti-fraud measures not marketing.
If banks do go forward, at first this feature will probably be a voluntary
sign-up at first. However, experts are predicting that in the coming years it
will be a required feature.
'ransomware' attack exposes vulnerability of Apple users
For the first time, security experts say, a dangerous form of software called
"ransomware" has successfully targeted a Mac operating system, piercing an image
of safety that Apple customers had long enjoyed. The attack, while noteworthy,
affected a relatively small number of people and doesn't mean that typical Mac
users should panic, experts say. The software, when installed on a victim's
computer, denies a user access to files unless a ransom is paid: about $400. It
targets files that users would most likely find important: photos, videos, Excel
spreadsheets and Word documents.
5 things you need to know about ransomware
It's not just your PC that's at risk: Most ransomware programs target computers
running Windows, as it's the most popular operating system. However, ransomware
applications for Android and several variants that infect Linux servers have
been discovered. Law enforcement actions are few and far between: In most cases,
however, law enforcement agencies are powerless in the face of ransomware. An
FBI official admitted at an event in October that in many cases the agency
advises victims to pay the ransom if they don't have backups and there are no
other alternatives. Back up, back up, back up: The best practice is to use what
some people call the 3-2-1 rule: at least three copies of the data, stored in
two different formats, with at least one of the copies stored off-site or
offline. You might get lucky, but don't count on it: Sometimes ransomware
creators make mistakes in implementing their encryption algorithms, resulting in
vulnerabilities that allow the recovery of the files without paying the ransom.
Prevention is best: Ransomware programs get distributed in a variety of ways,
most commonly through malicious email attachments, Word documents with macro
code and Web-based exploits launched from compromised websites or malicious
advertisements. Many are also installed by other malware programs. Always keep
the software on your computer up to date, especially the OS, browser and browser
Cybersecurity information sharing - "The hardest part is scaling trust"
It's easy to forget that none of this tends to happen in isolation, yet
companies tend to feel isolated. Instead of banding together against a common
enemy, they instead try to fight alone. In many ways it doesn't make sense to
take this approach, but companies which don't want to be seen as having weak
security in the eyes of the public, likely don't understand that on some level
everyone is equally vulnerable.
"As somebody whose job it is to get retailers to share security information,
the problem is almost entirely psychological. It's not about liability,"
says Wendy Nather, research director at Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing
Center. This leads to people sharing information one on one or using someone
like her as a conduit to share security info instead of having an organized
security sharing system.
As Todd Inskeep from Booz Allen put it, "The hardest part is scaling trust.
Two guys and a beer doesn't scale."
FTC Opens Inquiry Into Payment Card Data Security Audits
The Federal Trade Commission has directed PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mandiant,
Verizon Enterprise Solutions and a half-dozen more auditing firms to provide the
agency with details about how they conduct assessments to measure businesses'
compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, the regulator
As part of an initiative to study the state of credit card industry data
security auditing, the FTC sent orders to nine companies that conduct screening
of those who comply with the industry standard, known as PCI DSS. The orders
direct the auditors to file a special report within 45 days about their
assessment process, including the ways they interact with the retailers and
other companies they assess, examples of security assessments, and information
about whether they provide additional services such as forensic audits.
Criminals call locked iPhones a 'gift from God,' NYPD official says
Apple VP: FBI wants to 'turn back the clock' on security
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AFCI Hosting Annual Fraud Seminar
in Chicago Area on April 20th
and interrogation expert Don Rabon, CFE to present day-long seminar
On April 20th, the Association of Financial Crimes Investigators will be hosting
its Annual Fraud Seminar. We are once again at the Doubletree Suites in Downers
Grove, IL. We are hosting it again in the Grand Ballroom, so there will be
plenty of room for everyone who attends.
This year we are featuring Don Rabon, CFE, noted expert on interviewing
and interrogation techniques. More information on Mr. Rabon is on our web page
Attached is an information flier and registration form
which can be used to pay by check. You can also pay via credit card at
- which upon completion, will take you to PayPal, our secure third-party payment
Rabon is a premier expert in the field of interviewing and interrogation. As
always, we'll have plenty of refreshments and a great lunch waiting for you.
Don't miss this networking and educational opportunity.
For decades, Mr. Rabon has has provided instruction and investigative assistance
in most of the United States and worldwide. He has also trained federal, state
and local law enforcement personnel in addition to private sector investigative,
audit and security personnel.
Mr. Rabon is also a prolific author on investigations, interviewing and
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LP's Digital Fast-Break Conference
Crime Accountability Partnership (CAP) Program - formerly Turning Point
Justice - saves time and money for retailers and law enforcement alike through a
cloud-based collaborative solution that cultivates positive change through
restorative justice. In this LPNN interview,
VP of Retail Strategy, tells us what's new with the company's Cloud Justice
platform, how their partnership with the National Association for Shoplifting
Prevention sets them apart, and what drew him and other LP industry veterans to
the CAP Program.
LPNN Quick Take #5
Hot off the heels of a
recent merger that "brought the band back together",
Nick Khalil, President of Iverify, chats
Amber and Joe
about the latest innovations Iverify is bringing to the industry. From their
stock-on-hand analytics to remotely managing unattended deliveries, hear how
Iverify helps retailers keep employees safe, prevent turnover, and save money
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the FBI and the security of mobile payments
The security of mobile phones is particularly relevant to the mobile payments
industry. According to GfK's latest FutureBuy research, mobile payments make up
only 3 percent of all payments transactions in the U.S. - relatively low
compared to other payment methods such as cash, credit and debit.
When we asked consumers about their attitudes towards mobile payments, over half
(52 percent) indicated that they are worried about their personal information
when using a mobile payment app. And only 16 percent indicated that making
mobile payments is more secure than other payment methods, which would include
cash, swipe and sign and chip cards.
In addition, only 1 in 5 (20 percent) U.S. consumers is confident that mobile
payments are 100 percent secure.
These security and privacy concerns stubbornly remain in the minds of consumers,
despite the fact that not even the FBI can bypass the security encryption of
current iPhones - let alone your typical fraudster or thief.
In order to make a mobile payment, most applications require several layers of
authentication, and many also need a biometric authentication in the form of
fingerprint. This is on top of the tokenization technology, which replaces
transmitting personal information with an encrypted code, to process the
But the message that mobile payments are secure seems to be lost on consumers.
Can Digital Ad Fraud Be Stopped? Madison Avenue Takes On Bot Armies
But this ease of ordering comes at a steep cost - $7.2 billion, by one estimate.
That's how much money the digital ad industry lost to fake views in 2015,
according to a study on digital ad fraud from the cybersecurity firm WhiteOps.
The hockey-stick rise in online video viewing has proved irresistible to digital
charlatans (located mostly in China and other Asian countries), who create
entire networks of fake viewers, or bots, to siphon away ad dollars. They take
advertisers' money and deliver them the online equivalent of empty calories. And
the more valuable an audience, the more likely the advertiser will get a passel
of bots instead of the human viewers they paid for. TubeMogul has devised a
potential solution. The company, which offers software that enables buyers to
purchase digital and regular TV ads, has partnered with WhiteOps to sniff out
nonhuman "viewers"; when the company detects fake impressions, TubeMogul will
automatically issue a refund to the advertiser, instead of waiting for the
advertiser to request one.
Google tries to crack formula for invisible payments with Hands Free app
The strategy - leveraging a smartphone application, location services and a
cashier to authenticate a purchase without the need to pull out a phone or card
- has been tried before without much success, although the timing may not have
been right. Now that mobile payments are beginning to catch on - with Android
Pay facing stiff competition on multiple fronts - Google is angling to be ahead
of the curve on what it hopes will be the next phase in payments.
Hands Free is a new app from Google that enables users to make in-store payments
without having to reach for their phone or wallet. The app is separate from
Android Pay. McDonald's and Papa John's are among a small group of merchants
piloting the new hands-free mobile payments application. The app uses Bluetooth
low energy, Wi-Fi, location services and other sensors on a phone to detect when
users are near a participating store. When users are ready to make a payment,
they tell the cashier, "I'll pay with Google." The cashier confirms a shopper's
identity via his or her initials and photo on the Hands Free profile.
Google has put several safeguards in place to protect Hands Free users' data.
The app does not share full credit card numbers with stores. This information is
stored and shared only with the payment processor. For the smaller visual
identification pilot, all images and data from the in-store camera are deleted
immediately and cannot be accessed by the store.
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Jefferson Co, AL: Operation Molten Iron targets Organized Retail Theft
The Jefferson County D.A.'s office says it's spent several weeks working with
Vestavia Hills and Birmingham police to investigate a retail crime ring. During
the operation, about $55,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from stores. To
combat the theft ring, law enforcement worked with organized retail crime
investigators from CVS, Home Depot, Publix, Target, Walgreen's and Wal-Mart. The
retailers donated merchandise and personnel in order to support the operation.
The efforts resulted in three arrests- and the D.A. says more are on the way.
Law enforcement officers also recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in
vehicles and store merchandise. They also found 15 pounds of marijuana in one
Operation Molten Iron - Alabama Law Enforcement calls for stronger ORC Laws
At this time, law enforcement has limited tools to combat Organized Retail
Crime. One subject investigated during Operation Molten Iron cannot be charged
under Alabama's current criminal laws, but could be charged if Alabama had the
same organized crime laws that exist in other states. Fortunately, there is
legislation pending in Montgomery to enact a Racketeering Influenced Corrupt
Organization (RICO) law to fight ORC as well as other organized crime. That
legislation, SB234, gives law enforcement the ability to dismantle the
organizational structure of the criminal enterprises operating in Alabama. We
encourage everyone who is concerned about organized crime in Alabama to contact
their local legislator and request passage of the RICO bill in order to give law
enforcement the necessary tools to fight organized crime.
UPDATE: Centralia, WA: Tacoma Woman Pleads Guilty in Retail Theft Operation at
Centralia Factory Outlets
A Tacoma woman accused of orchestrating an organized retail theft operation
using three juveniles to steal items from stores in the Centralia Factory
Outlets has pleaded guilty. Rosemary Valderas Valencia, 44, of Tacoma, pleaded
guilty Friday to three counts of second-degree organized retail theft. Her
sentencing is scheduled for 1 p.m. March 23. On Oct. 9, the Centralia Police
Department responded to the outlets after hearing reports of juveniles stealing
stacks of clothing and running out the door. Officers contacted the juveniles
and arrested them. Witnesses associated the juveniles with a dark green
Chevrolet Tahoe in the parking lot, registered to Valencia, according to court
documents. Officers search the car and found merchandise from stores including
Aeropostale, Hanes Outlet, Claire's, Nike, Under Armour, New Balance and The
Children's Place. Valencia has a LONG list of priors both in Oregon and
Washington, including an Organized Retail theft charge in 2011.
NJ: Booster bag abetted Barnes & Noble thefts, N.J. man admits
It's not uncommon to see book lovers with tote bags stroll the aisles of Barnes
& Noble booksellers to load up on their favorite authors. Dominick J. Izzo liked
to collect a pile of new books as well, but for years, the Piscataway man walked
out without paying for them. Izzo, 49, Monday admitted before U.S. District
Judge Freda L. Wolfson that he made hundreds of thousands of dollars stealing
books from the nation's largest bookseller by stuffing them in a "booster bag"
designed to evade anti-theft alarms. The bag was lined with aluminum, court
records say, which kept scanners from reading the anti-theft devices in the
books. Izzo admitted to stealing from Barnes & Noble stores in New Jersey,
Florida and elsewhere and then selling the books on eBay using several aliases.
Court records say he stole books from 2007 through 2014. In entering his guilty
plea, Izzo admitted to one count of transportation of stolen goods and one count
of tax evasion.
Trumbull Co, OH: Man gets 1 year for $10,000 Wal-Mart thefts
A Milwaukee man was sentenced Monday to one year in prison for the theft of more
than $10,000 in merchandise last summer from several Wal-Mart stores. Trumbull
County Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos noted Frank Covington's crimes in other
states before his theft arrest July 17 at the Liberty Wal-Mart. "Looking at your
record, it is evident that probation hasn't done you any good," Kontos told
Covington before pronouncing sentence.
Mission, TX: Home Depot $1,000 theft suspects arrested following Police chase
Two people were arrested Sunday, hours after evading authorities in a car chase
and making off with about $1,000 worth of merchandise from a Mission Home Depot,
according to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Johnny Hernandez. The
suspects led Mission Police Department units on a high-speed pursuit, until
authorities called it off for safety reasons. DPS officers arrested the pair of
suspects near Mile 4 Road and Inspiration Road later that day after finding the
suspected vehicle outside an area residence.
Montgomery Co, PA: Man heading to State Prison for
stealing $1,100 in timepieces from Macy's at Willow Grove Park Mall
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Jacksonville, FL: Tragedy Averted at Granite store when Employee/ Attempted
Mass-Shooter's Gun Jams; suspect took his own life
One person is recovering and a suspect is dead after an attempted mass shooting
Monday, but officials say others were spared after the shooter's gun happened to
jam. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says it happened at the "Jacksonville
Granite" store in a local suburb called Orange Park, where the shooter,
identified as 34-year-old James Cameau, worked. Reports stated that Cameau had
been working there for less than a month before he went home on his lunch break
Monday, and then returned with a semi-automatic pistol. Clay County Undersheriff
Craig Aldrich said Cameau then walked to the back of the building and confronted
11 employees, telling them, "You better run."
Beach, SC: Prosecutor clear Horry County officer who shot shoplifting suspect
A State Law Enforcement Division investigation cleared an Horry County police
officer in the November shooting of a shoplifting suspect who tried to drive
away while another officer clung to her moving SUV. Lance Cpl. Crystal
Buckingham shot Laquandra Borden of Sumter twice Nov. 10 when Borden tried to
speed off with HCPD officer Floyd Truss stuck between the Jeep that Borden was
driving and the vehicle's open door. Police dash cam video captured the
incident, which took place at the Wal-Mart at U.S. 17 Bypass and S.C. 544.
Buckingham told SLED agents that Truss seemed to be "stuck in the car" and she
feared for his life so she fired at Borden, striking the suspect's left side.
Despite being wounded, Borden backed into a concrete pole, then led police on a
10-mile chase. Truss scraped his arms and shins. Buckingham suffered cuts on her
left forearm and thumb as well as an abrasion on her left knee and a contusion
on her right hand.
Huntersville, NC: Burglar crashes vehicle into Birkdale Village jewelry store
The vehicle crashed into Fink's Jewelers on Townley Road near Birkdale Commons
Parkway. Huntersville police are looking for the burglar, or burglars. There's
no word on what, if anything, was stolen from the jewelry store. The
Huntersville Fire Department reported the crash around 5:30 a.m. By the time
Huntersville police arrived, the vehicle was gone.
TN: Man charged with shooting at Wolfchase shoplifting, carjacking suspect
A store customer inside Wolfchase Galleria chased and shot at a shoplifting
suspect. Memphis Police Department said a suspect shoplifted City Gear and ran
into the parking lot. Bartlett Police later identified this suspect as
23-year-old Nathan Williams. Christopher Jones, a customer, chased the
shoplifter and opened fire in the parking lot. Police said Jones fired a round
into the ground to scare the shoplifting suspect. The suspect was not shot.
Jones was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and unlawful
possession of a weapon. At that point, Williams ran across Highway 64 and tried
to carjack two vehicles. Upon arrival, police found two men holding Williams on
the ground. The two men told police they found Williams holding onto a moving
SUV and saw him fall off. Williams then asked an ambulance driver for a ride, to
which the driver said the only place they could go would be the emergency room.
Refusing to go to the ER, Williams stole the key out of the ignition in the
ambulance and ran away. A passenger in the ambulance chased Williams down and
tackled him to the ground. At some point during this exchange, the key was
CO: Break-Ins Continue: 'They're Just Getting Away With It'
The seemingly never-ending streak of break-ins on South Broadway continues.
CBS4's Tom Mustin has been talking to store owners for months about the problem.
Some have found a solution while others are still struggling. Englewood police
don't have any leads or hard numbers for the recent crime surge, but the website
Raidsonline.com shows dozens of commercial burglaries, robberies and thefts in
Englewood in the past 30 days. In many cases the crooks cut power to the
building before the robbery.
Troy, MI: Office Depot Shoplifter Leads Police on Chase, Hits Three Cars
A man went into Office Depot and stole $249.99 worth of merchandise, fleeing
outside the business through the r ear door, activating a security alarm. The
suspect stashed the stolen merchandise on the side of the building before
fleeing in his truck. The suspect drove at a high rate of speed, crashing into
three other vehicles. The suspect at one point; drove up onto the center median
in an attempt to escape. The vehicle eventually jumped the curb, striking a "No
Standing, No Stopping, No Parking Sign".
Athens police make arrest in weekend jewelry store burglary
Athens authorities have a man in custody who they say broke into Hobbs Jewelry
on Highway 72 early Saturday morning. Police say the alarm was activated around
1:00 a.m. Officers responded and found David Johnson walking across the parking
lot carrying a box. Officers saw that one of the windows of Hobbs Jewelry had
been broken. The officers say they stopped Johnson and found jewelry inside the
box he was holding. An investigation into the burglary determined that Johnson
broke the window using a brick and stole jewelry from two display cases.
Baltimore, MD: CVS Completes major renovation to store hit by Arson
A CVS Pharmacy that went through major renovations and rebuilding because of
heavy fire damage during riots last spring has reopened. The CVS Pharmacy at
2509 Pennsylvania Ave. reopened Sunday morning. Looters broke through the
store's main doors on April 27 at the height of the riots. The store was
engulfed in flames that day, and in September, a 24-year old man, Raymon Cater,
pleaded guilty to arson for starting the fire. He is serving a four-year prison
Alabama in Top 10 for Guns Stolen from Federally Licensed Dealers
With 481 firearms reported missing in 77 incidents, Alabama came in at No. 7.
Nationwide, there were 14,800 guns reported lost or stolen. The statistics were
compiled by ATF's Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information, and the
report was made by the Firearms Tracing System. Arkansas led the way with 2,951
guns reported missing. The report, however, said audits in Arkansas led to a
high number of losses reported from that state. The rest of the Top 10 is:
Texas, 1,024; Florida, 700; Georgia, 683; South Carolina, 572; North Carolina,
532; California, 470; Indiana, 399 and Mississippi, 386.
Philadelphia, PA: Church's Chicken Employee Shot While Bussing Tables
Avondale, AZ: Stolen SUV
crashes into Gun Store
Van Nuys, CA: Credit-card skimming ring leader gets
51-month sentence, could be deported
Brown Co, SD: Credit card skimmers target gas stations
Sarasota, FL: Skimmers found at 7-Eleven/ Mobile Gas
Port St John, FL: Skimming devices found at Gas Station
Winthrop, MA: Skimming device found at Cumberland Farms
Fresno Skimmer thieves getting Craftier
Fayetteville, AR: Woman accused of 24 felonies involving credit card fraud
Hobbs Jewelry in Athens, AL was the victim of a Burglary, suspect arrested
Finks Jewelers in Huntersville, NC was the victim of a Burglary on 3/8, store
front was smashed with a vehicle
AZ Firearms - Avondale, AZ - Burglary
Arby's - Waterford, MI - Armed Robbery
Aspen Dispensary - Aspen, CO - Armed Robbery
Boonville Foods - Bryan, TX - Burglary
Chevron - Tupelo, MS - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Phoenix, AZ - Shooting
Dollar General - Waterford, MI - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Crown Point, IN - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Pontiac, MI - Armed Robbery
Family Video - Springfield, IL - Armed Robbery
Finks Jewelers - Huntersville, NC - Burglary
Glad Springs Pharmacy - Glade Springs, VA - Armed Robbery
Hobbs Jewelry - Athens, AL - Burglary
Meat City - Lima, OH - Shooting/ 1 killed
Morgan Music - Eau Claire, WI - Burglary
Yosemite Market - Fresno, CA - Burglary/ ATM
7-Eleven - Reno, NV - Robbery
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