Christyn Keef was promoted to Sr. Director of Asset
Protection - Small Formats Division for Walmart.
Christyn was previously the Regional Asset Protection Senior Manager for the
retailer and has been with Walmart since 2011 when she started as a Market Asset
Protection Manager. She earned her Bachelor of Science in History from the
University of Florida. Congratulations Christyn!
Brent Hamlin was named Director of Loss Prevention for
Brent was previously the Senior Director Loss
Prevention, eCommerce Fraud & Facilities for bebe stores and had been working
for that retailer since 2005. Brent also worked for Bloomingdale's for eight
years, his most recent role being Manager of Loss Prevention Investigations,
Systems and Administration. He was also a Key Store Investigator for Mervyn's.
Retail Security: How Can Biometrics, Video Analytics and Other Innovation Cut
Record Losses and Boost Commercial Performance?
Retail crime hit a 10-year high in the 2013-14 financial year, with the £603m
losses recorded by UK retailers 18% higher than those racked up in the previous
12 months. Despite this, the British Retail Consortium's (BRC) annual crime
survey also revealed that the volume of theft offences actually fell 4%. While
conventional security technology - primarily CCTV and electronic product tags
- has been effective at reducing petty shoplifting, a surge in gang-related bulk
theft is soaring. The average value of goods, money or services stolen now
averages £241 per incident. Clearly, the security industry must evolve its
approach to tackle this growing threat.
As Retail week Live packs up for another year, we asked several security experts
how the industry is harnessing - and could harness - the latest cutting-edge
technology to improve not only retail security, but commercial performance too.
Simon Chapman, managing director, Lodge Service:
"The use of technology is critical in countering the rising losses to in-store
crime as well as the threat of terrorism. Criminals are getting far more
organised and sophisticated than ever before. Retailers must respond to this
growing threat, and be prepared to invest not only in technology, but also
the skills and equipment of their security staff, such in using body-worn
Simon Gordon, founder, Facewatch:
"Right now I think we are on the cusp of some major changes to retail security
and CCTV monitoring - and not before time. The benefits of improving security
for staff by having video verification of alarms via monitoring stations, when
businesses are open, are simply enormous. Why do we lock and protect our
buildings when they are empty, but not take advantage of technology-based
precautions when our most valuable assets - our staff - are there?"
Andy Martin, business development manager for retail, Axis Communications:
"Security and loss prevention teams have for many years reduced losses through
CCTV monitoring. But the growth of network video has created the opportunity
to boost revenues too, using video analytics to provide in-depth insights
into customers' shopping experience. Multi-channel retailers have developed
analytics to understand online customer behaviour and personalise the shopping
experience to enhance sales."
Biometrics: A Money Maker
Where are the best places to market biometric technologies? It all comes down to
money. When an integrator can save their client money and reduce loss, it
certainly makes the biometrics sales pitch much easier. Keep in mind that
biometrics accuracy has improved markedly in recent years, and biometrics
technology continues to become more affordable and accessible.
It is hard enough for retailers to grow their business, but even more daunting
to reduce "shrink" attributed to both shoplifter and employee theft. With
traditional key/card systems, employees can easily gain access to their
managers' keys and subsequently to cash rooms and stock rooms. By placing
biometric readers in front of these high-value rooms, they can limit access and
thereby reduce "shrink." Help your retail clients prevent their goods from
walking out of the store.
OSHA Seeks $120K Fine For Wal-Mart Health, Safety Violations
The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday said it intends to issue $118,800 in
fines against Wal-Mart after an inspection this week of a Florida store
uncovered several health and work safety violations despite a companywide
settlement the retail behemoth entered into with the agency in 2013.
Tuesday's visit by officials from the department's Occupational Safety and
Health Administration to a Wal-Mart Supercenter on Mobile Highway in Pensacola,
Florida, resulted in citations for nine violations categorized as serious and
repeated, including failure to annually train workers designated for cleaning up
blood spills and not providing them with Hepatitis B vaccinations, as well as
not providing employees with enough space to avoid contact with live electrical
Wal-Mart entered into the settlement agreement in August 2013 to resolve a pair
of enforcement cases that stemmed from OSHA's 2011 inspections of a Wal-Mart
Supercenter store in Rochester, New York. The deal, which covered all Wal-Mart
and Sam's Club stores under federal jurisdiction - 2,857 at the time - was for
the company to beef up safety and health practices and training related to trash
compactors, cleaning chemicals and hazard communications corporatewide.
ASIS Seminar: Active Shooter Training
April 13-14 in New Orleans, LA
This program provides timely and necessary components of preparation strategies
that include planning, prevention, mitigation, and response to active shooters.
Best practices are discussed throughout the program.
NY Governor Joins Workers in 'Fight For $15' Rally in Albany, NY
Accusing opponents of "trying to demonize peoples differences, Governor Andrew
Cuomo, on Tuesday, made another strong push to raise the state's minimum wage to
$15 an hour. In front of thousands of angry workers, Governor Cuomo proclaimed
that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour will "show the nation the way
forward." What was designed to be a rally of hope, and a fight for dignity for
low wage earning New Yorkers, was an afternoon of staged political theatrics,
according to Michael Durant, the New York State director of the National
Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). A 67% increase in labor costs alone,
Durant said, would do serious economic damage to family farms, Main Street
businesses, and non-profit organizations, probably forcing many of them
Fast-food CEO says he's investing in machines because the government is making
it difficult to afford employees
The CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's has visited the fully automated restaurant
Eatsa - and it's given him some ideas on how to deal with rising minimum wages.
"I want to try it," CEO Andy Puzder told Business Insider of his automated
restaurant plans. "We could have a restaurant that's focused on all-natural
products and is much like an Eatsa, where you order on a kiosk, you pay with a
credit or debit card, your order pops up, and you never see a person."
Puzder's interest in an employee-free restaurant, which he says would be
possible only if the company found time as Hardee's works on its northeastern
expansion, has been driven by rising minimum wages across the US. "With
government driving up the cost of labor, it's driving down the number of jobs,"
he says. "You're going to see automation not just in airports and grocery
stores, but in restaurants."
NRF Applauds Bill to 'Push the Pause Button' on Overtime Proposal
The National Retail Federation applauded today's introduction of legislation in
Congress that would delay the Labor Department's proposal to more than double
the salary threshold for workers who qualify for overtime pay.
Protest group seeks "thousands" of pro-encryption comments to display outside
Apple/FBI court hearing
Fight for the Future, the protest group that organized demonstrations in support
of Apple outside its retail stores, plans to hold a demonstration outside the
next Apple/FBI court hearing on March 22nd.
Re/code reports that the group has created a website inviting people to
voice their support for secure iPhones, comments from which will be displayed
outside the U.S. District Courthouse in Riverside, California. "The FBI wants to
force Apple to weaken the security measures that keep all of us safe. This is
misguided, and dangerous. On March 22, when Apple goes to court, we'll display
thousands of statements from Internet users outside the courthouse."
Why J.C. Penney store managers were receptive to CEO Marvin Ellison's "BS"
J. C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison started day three of its annual store managers
meeting on Wednesday talking about BS. Just in case Penney store managers had
any doubts about what they heard the day before, there was a bright red BS stamp
covering old rules and titles of cumbersome reports on a screen behind Ellison.
"I want to reinforce BS, which can stand for business simplification or whatever
else you want it to stand for," he said. "We're very serious about this.
It's very difficult for a business to simplify." ... "We're going to free you
up, but you have to take control," Ellison said.
When managers from across the U.S. get back to their stores there will be a BS
stamp waiting for them. They have license to use it on emails and reports that
deviate from new simpler procedures they will start implementing on Monday.
Included is a ban on emails over the weekend.
What went wrong at Chipotle? Food safety expert breaks it down
How Sunday stopped being special for the American worker
Quarterly Same Store
Michaels Q4 comp's up 3.1% with net sales
Destination XL Q4 comp's up 3.1% with total sales up 3.8%
New York & Co. Q4 comp's up 1.9% with net sales up 1.5%
Shoe Carnival Q4 comp's up 1.8% with net sales up 2.7%
Cato Q4 comp's up 1% with sales up 4%
DSW Q4 comp's up 0.7% with revenue down 5%
Guess Q4 comp's down 1.2% with revenue down 5.5%
Sears Canada Q4 comp's down 1.6% with revenue down 8.7%
J. Crew Q4 comp's down 4% with total revenue up 1% - Madewell discount brand
comp's up 12%
Tiffany & Co. Q4 comp's down 5% with worldwide net sales down 2%
Aeropostale Q4 comp's down 6.7% with net sales down 16.1%
Lands' End Q4 comp's down 8.7% with net revenue down 6.2%
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Security Brainstorming Recap
LPRC hosted a Cyber Security Brainstorming Session on March 10th, bringing
together a meeting of the minds from both the retail loss prevention and
information security research fields. Dr. Kevin Butler, Associate
Professor, Computer & Information Science & Engineering, from the University of
Florida, helped lead the Cyber Security Session. He was joined by Hedgie
Bartol (Axis Communications), Mike Jessee (Luxottica), Tom Meehan
(Bloomingdale's), and Dr. Read Hayes and Brittany Griffin (LPRC).
Topics from the meeting covered the following areas: Cloud storage, surveillance
and security; data breaches; current industry-related cyber initiatives in
place; social engineering access; spear phishing issues; data exfiltration
problems; and more!
Takeaways/Questions raised at the meeting:
"What necessary tools and
securities do IT professionals need to help protect the
individual companies?" - Mike Jessee, Sr.
Director, Asset Protection, Luxottica Retail
"Put monitors in the Cloud."
- Dr. Kevin Butler, University of Florida, CISE
"'This is where the data came
from' - this is the holistic approach and direction we
want to take." - Dr. Kevin Butler, University of
"What is currently out there,
ideas to improve the cloud?" - Hedgie Bartol,
Retail Business Development Manager, Axis Communications
"What are considerations when
dealing with mapping data, such as taking out of file
from the data, and taking into account the volume of
video traffic and changes to mega file bandwidth?"
- Tom Meehan, Manager Data, Systems and Central
Stay tuned for more information regarding the LPRC-UF's upcoming Joint Cyber
Crime will pay for criminals using ransomware, security execs say
The on-going spike in the number of ransomware attacks and the subsequent
payouts that have taken place over the last year shows no signs of abating, with
the FBI expecting a large uptick in the number of attacks in 2016 and infosec
executives predicting ransom payments could become a run of the mill business
Chris Stangl, a section chief at the FBI's Cyber Division, told the Wall Street
Journal, that its data for 2015 found 2,453 reported ransomware attacks that
cost the victims $24.1 million. The FBI changed its data collection method
during 2014 so a direct year-over-year comparison is not possible, but for the
last nine months of 2014, when the same methodology was used, the number of
attacks was higher, 1,838, costing $23.8 million.
Maintaining security and a positive customer experience at the same time
The knee-jerk reaction to threats for many security professionals is to tighten
the locks. "With so many attack types, the first reaction we have is put more
locks on the door. Add more prevention. When you do that, you protect your
company but also put up a lot of hurdles for good customers to jump over which
creates a very bad consumer experience," Platt said.
The goal for providing both security and a positive customer experience
should be to have the best protections but hide it from customers so that their
online experience is very easy. Platt said, "To engineer the illusion of
simplicity in the face of essential complexity. This is not an easy problem to
solve, but we can make it look very easy and simple to consumers and clients."
California attorney general defines businesses' role in cyber security
Businesses and government have always had a shared obligation to protect
consumers from cyber attacks and breaches of personal data, but California
Attorney General Kamala Harris took the issue a step further recently by
outlining what level of electronic security is reasonable for a business to
take. Harris' announcement last month coincided with the release of a
comprehensive report about security breaches reported to her office over the
past four years. The report contains 20 points businesses should address in
order to protect customer data. These include taking inventory of authorized and
unauthorized electronic devices and ensuring controlled use of administrative
privileges, as well as email and Internet browser protection, penetration tests
and malware defenses.
"All businesses have two basic legal obligations with respect to security:
reasonable security for data and to disclose security breaches," said
Attorney Thomas Smedinghoff, who specializes in information law and employers'
electronic activities. Without those, defending against civil claims filed in
the wake of a security breach can be problematic.
Under Armour's CEO says 'data is the new oil'
Target names two IT executives
STANLEY SECURITY ANNOUNCES STANLEY GUARD
Mobility Solution Delivers Security and
to Campuses and Workplaces
- STANLEY Security, a leading global
manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range
of industries, announces STANLEY Guard, a smartphone and cloud-based personal
safety and security response suite. The STANLEY Guard Personal Safety app
allows users - whether they are students, employees, or executives - to send
alerts, including video and their GPS location, directly to their security
command center for immediate response. The STANLEY Guard Security Response
app is designed to coordinate incident responses and provide a means of task
management for facilities and institutions that manage their own security.
Finally, the STANLEY Guard Command Center platform provides businesses,
schools, and other facilities an effective means to verify and dispatch their
security resources and manage mass notifications.
The STANLEY Guard campus security mobility solution provides personal safety
beginning with a user triggering an alert from their Personal Safety app. Once
the alert is triggered, the user's smartphone immediately notifies the STANLEY
Guard Command Center portal and begins to transmit the user's identity and
location, as well as live audio and video that may be used as evidence of the
incident. If the user chooses, he or she may then shake their smartphone,
turning the device into a high-volume, strobe-light alarm.
As the Command Center portal receives the alert triggered from the user's smartphone in real-time, the authenticity and severity of the threat may be
verified. In addition to receiving the user's real-time video and audio
evidence, location and identity, the Command Center also sees a record of
previous alerts, including comments from dispatchers and first responders. Once
the Command Center verifies a threat, a police or security officer may be
dispatched through the STANLEY Guard Security Response app. Further, the Command
Center can choose which security officer to dispatch based on either their
proximity to the incident or their unique qualifications and skill set.
Security personnel are notified of the incident in progress, and are provided
with all pertinent information, including a map and GPS guidance to the
incident's location through the STANLEY Guard Security Response app. The
Security Response app may also be used to capture and coordinate video and audio
evidence, as well as provide detail response reports from each individual
Read more here.
Canadian retailers closing amid intense competition, failure to adapt to market
Danier Leather, Laura, Jacob, and Smart Set all failed for the same reasons
Fast Fashion's Victims - There are Victims in the U.S. as well
In Canada, many retailers had a "great thing going for years," according to
Farla Efros, the president of HRC Advisory, a retail consulting firm. There
wasn't much competition and the economy was stable.
But that all changed with the recession and the onslaught of international
competition and the Canadian Push.
"They got a bit sleepy and all of a sudden have needed to go into recovery
mode," says Efros.
An influx of fast-fashion brands, combined with an inability to adapt to new
styles and a growth in consumer choice, have led to the demise of many mid-price
International companies like Zara, H&M and Forever 21 are seen as fast-fashion
brands - they're massive and they operate on a ramped-up schedule. A traditional apparel retailer might have taken months to go from the runway to
a store," says Stephens. "A retailer like Zara is accelerating that process. So
they've really just changed the speed with which retailers need to get apparel
This speed allows these big retailers something traditional ones don't have:
flexibility. They can get a new popular style onto the market in weeks or even
days in some cases, according to Stephens.
Traditional retailers just can't keep up.
On top of that, spending habits are changing. Mid-market retailers don't have as
much draw because, Stephens says, people are gravitating towards the extremes.
"Their new iPhone purchase is being supplemented by buying clothing at Forever
21. So these are the extremes of value," he says.
'Lack of Innovation' and 'Infinite Choice' are the other main factors. cbc.ca
Security Career Expo in Toronto draws more than 200 attendees
Canadian Security magazine's Security Career Expo, held March 9 in Toronto,
hosted more than 200 students who came to listen to expert speakers, mentor with
respected industry professionals and meet potential employers. Professionals
from TD Bank, Canada Post, Go Transit, Peel Region School Board, the City of
Calgary, Canada's Wonderland, MLSE, Sears and many more mingled with students,
answering questions and sharing their expertise. Students were able to engage
with security leaders in small groups through mentoring roundtable sessions.
Security Career Expo also held a series of panels and seminars designed to help
future professionals plan their own careers and learn about fields such as IT
security, loss prevention, investigations and global terrorism.
148 New 7-Eleven Stores to Open in Western Canada
7-Eleven Canada, Inc. got its hands on approximately 148 convenience and fuel
retail sites from Imperial Oil of Canada. Most of the locations are in
Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton.
Target Canada fallout continues as court lifts ban on co-tenancy rights
Major retail tenants with stores in malls with a former Target outlet are a step
closer to lower rents - and even breaking leases - as a result of Target
Canada's failure. Ontario Superior Court on Monday agreed to a request by
U.S.-based retailers TJX Cos. (which owns Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls) and
Gap Inc. (which also runs Old Navy and Banana Republic) that a temporary ban on
retailers being able to invoke their so-called co-tenancy rights be lifted.
Co-tenancy rights allow key retailers to get rent breaks and, in some
circumstances, leave a mall or other retail property without penalty, if an
"anchor" tenant such as Target closes its store in the premises. The reasoning
is that once an anchor retailer goes dark, traffic to a mall declines, hurting
A Tale of Two U.S. Retailers in Canada: Costco and Target
Fraud cost Canadian small businesses average of $6,200 last year
Saks Off 5th comes to Canada
ECCO Shoes Plans Multi-Year Canadian Expansion
Sears Canada looking to cut more costs as sales fall
Retail Fast Facts: February 2016
● Total monthly retail sales changed by 2.8 per cent over the comparable month
● Total sales excluding food, automotive and gasoline changed by 3.5 per cent
over the comparable month last year.
Armed robbery at St. John's jewelry store in Avalon Mall
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was called to the scene of an armed robbery
at the Davanna's jewelry store in the Avalon Mall in St. John's on Thursday
night. The store was closed following the incident, although the Avalon Mall
remained open as police investigated and dusted for fingerprints. The RNC have
yet to release any official word on what was stolen or if any arrests have been
Clarington, ON: Four Toronto men charged after Courtice LCBO robbed,
security guards threatened with weapon
Two men entered the LCBO on Hwy. 2 in Courtice on Wednesday, March 16 at
approximately 6 p.m. One stole bottles of liquor while the other acted as a
lookout, according to police. As the two men exited the store, security guards
approached and attempted to detain one of the accused, who became aggressive.
The man who acted as a lookout pulled out a knife and threatened the security
guards. The suspects fled in a waiting vehicle. None of the employees at the
LCBO was physically injured.
Duncan, BC: Island RCMP kept busy with three robberies in one day
49th Parallel grocery store in Chemainus was the victim of a robbery Wednesday
evening. Earlier in the afternoon, Island Savings Credit Union and the Royal
Bank in Ladysmith were targeted by thieves. One suspect has been arrested in
connection to the 49th Parallel robbery. No injuries were reported in any of the
Coquitlam, BC: Unwanted vitamins returned to Shoppers Drug Mart
A disappointed customer's attempt to return unwanted vitamins by mail resulted
in the evacuation of a Coquitlam drug store last week. The Shoppers Drug Mart
was cleared out last Friday afternoon after the store received an envelope
filled with an unknown powder. No one who'd touched the envelope was showing any
symptoms of illness or injury, but they were isolated as a precaution, and
police and emergency crews were called in. The RCMP's forensic identification
team and a CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) crew examined
the substance, and found that it didn't pose any threat. "This was a situation
where (an) unhappy customer was not satisfied with a specific brand of vitamin
and chose to mail it back to the store," Const. Jamie Phillipson of the
Coquitlam RCMP said in a news release.
London, ON: Police seek suspect in Rexall robbery
Kelowna, BC: RCMP Looking For Tablet Thief who hit Superstore
LP's Digital Fast-Break Conference
For over 50 years,
Controls has been working with retailers to reduce shrinkage caused by
shoplifting. Over that time, there has been an explosion of new products in the
consumer electronics and fashion-focused softlines industry. As
Executive VP U.S. Sales, tells us, Se-Kure Controls has kept pace with the
innovation, developing literally hundreds of innovative LP solutions over the
years, including 11 new products in 2015 alone. While all of their major
competitors source their products from Asia, Se-Kure Controls manufactures all
of theirs in the U.S., providing a quicker turnaround time for their customers.
LPNN Quick Take #9
An LPNN Co-MC who
needs no introduction, Hedgie Bartol,
Retail Business Development Manager for
Communications, comes bearing gifts in this Quick Take interview! Watch him
try to show Amber
how to use a "selfie stick."
Solution Providers, have a
video or commercial you want to publish?
'mystery shopping' initiative uncovers 250 fraud sellers
Top ecommerce player Flipkart has blacklisted 250 sellers on its platform
after its ongoing 'mystery shopping' initiative found them to be selling
substandard products. Under the initiative, launched six months ago, more
than 300 Flipkart employees and staff of a leading consultancy firm have been
shopping from Flipkart.com. Called 'secret agents', they identify products or
packages that are of substandard quality and send in pictures to an email ID
that a Flipkart security team processes. "We have received feedback of over 600
sellers. We took necessary action against 500 and blacklisted 40-50% of them,"
said Sachin Kotangale, senior director at Flipkart. He said most of the
identified sellers were either selling poor quality products, or defaulting on
deliveries, or making wrong packaging or price labeling. The ecommerce giant
is taking action against these sellers based on the frauds committed by them.
Multiple cases of counterfeits being sold online spurred top ecommerce players
to employ measures to run quality check of the sellers on their platforms. In
the recent past, buyers from leading online shopping sites have complained about
fake products being supplied by some sellers. These products include copied
versions of branded headphones, shoes, cosmetics, bags, USB drives and watches.
CEO Jack Ma has vowed to get rid of counterfeits in online shopping platform
Ma said that although it is a difficult task, eliminating counterfeits online is
important both for Alibaba's reputation and for China. Alibaba said it had
invested more than 1 billion yuan ($154 million) over two years to fight the
problem and it now has more than 2,000 full-time employees that help fight
Last year, after a public dispute with Alibaba over counterfeits and other
issues on its platforms, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC)
launched a campaign to expel fake and substandard goods from the platform, the
To tackle the problem, Ma, in his remarks, urged the use of sophisticated data
analysis and technology.
"For so many years, we have been using traditional methods and measures to fight
fakes, but the harder we fight, the more pop up," Ma said. "Now is the time to
let Internet companies to have a try ... and solve the issue with big data
Alibaba said it assisted law enforcement in 330 cases of suspected
counterfeiting between April and Sept. 2015. The company's news site Alizila
said that information from Alibaba has led to 715 arrests and the disruption of
more than 600 manufacturing sites or sales locales.
US online grocery doubles in just two years
Online grocery penetration has doubled in just the past two years - from 11% in
2013 to 21% in 2015 - per the latest round of Brick Meets Click research that
surveyed 12,000 grocery shoppers in 4Q 2015.
FedEx: Amazon is not a threat to our business
Cost of fulfilling online orders set to hit retail
profitability over coming decade: report
Aspen Hill, MD: Video Released of $57,000 burglary at Sprint; possible ties to
Police say officers responded to the store, located at 13605 Connecticut Ave.,
around 9:30 a.m. for a burglary that had been discovered by an employee arriving
to open the store. Video surveillance captured the suspects enter the business'
rear door just after 6 a.m. Police say one suspect is seen prying open a safe,
and both suspects can be seen stealing cellphones from the safe. Police say they
also stole cash from the business and are seen leaving the store at 6:25 a.m.
(Note: Police say the time stamp shown on the surveillance video is incorrect).
The total value of the stolen cellphones is over $57,000. Police believe that
these two suspects may also be responsible for a similar burglary that occurred
on Tuesday at a Sprint store in Beltsville.
Franklin, TN: Two of Four Suspects Identified in Target theft
Two people have been arrested and two others are on the run following a theft
from a Cool Springs Target. Franklin Police commend the community, Crime
Stoppers, and local media for helping identify Travaris Thomas and Yvette
Simpson, as the thieves who helped steal $2,315 in merchandise from the Cool
Springs Target. The incident occurred in December 2015. Simpson is a convicted
felon with a history of violence. Simpson and Thomas were both arrested last
week and charged with Felony theft. Detectives are still working to identify two
others who were involved in the theft.
NJ: Police investigating $4,000 Robbery at Home Depot, one arrested
For the second time this week, the Home Depot is the site of an investigation by
the Milltown Police. Yesterday's incident involved an unidentified male that
allegedly attempted to leave the store with a shopping cart full of unpaid
merchandise. Store security reported that the individual tried to leave the
premises of the Home Depot at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The merchandise in
his cart was valued at approximately $4,000. When the man was confronted by
store security, the suspect turned on the employee and assaulted him before
fleeing into the parking lot. An hour later the suspect was arrested by Police.
Macon, GA: Six arrested in Bibb County identity theft ring
Six people are in Bibb County jail following a sting operation to nab identity
theft suspects. The operation started in January and included the Bibb County
Sheriff's Office, Jackson County, Wisconsin Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshals.
The six people who were arrested are accused of stealing mail from mailboxes,
burglarizing homes and stealing other items to obtain people's identity.
Multiple credit cards were opened in other people's names. The cards along with
multiple items were recovered.
Newbury Park, CA: 1of 2 arrested in attempt to steal cart-full of goods from
Loss-prevention officers called the Ventura County Sheriff's Office about 9 p.m.
to report suspicious activity inside the store. They told police that two males
were loading up shopping carts with high-end items and were talking to each
other via cellphone. One of the men was standing outside the store possibly
acting as a "lookout" when a deputy arrived. He was detained and questioned by
the deputy but he ran back inside the store before leaving through an emergency
exit and jumping over a wall to get away. The other man, later identified as
22-year-old Brandon Melo-Cervantes, was arrested on suspicion of attempted grand
theft and conspiracy to commit a crime. The man acting as a "lookout" was not
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TX: Police fatally shoot 2 robbery suspects at furniture store
Officers opened fire at five robbery suspects accused of holding up a Houston
furniture store, killing two and injuring two more, police said. Police
spokesman John Cannon said five police officers fired their weapons but that
none was injured in the incident late Thursday. Authorities said a tactical team
had been monitoring the group following a series of robberies earlier in the
day. One injured suspect was taken to a hospital with an undisclosed injury.
Another was treated by paramedics at the scene then taken into custody, along
with another suspect who was not hurt, Cannon said.
Hannibal, MO: Woman convicted in Missouri convenience store killing
A woman has been convicted in the fatal shooting of an eastern Missouri
convenience store clerk during a botched robbery. A Ralls County jury found
Krystal Tresler of Hannibal guilty Thursday of second-murder murder and
first-degree robbery in the 2013 killing of Adrienne Arnett. The Missouri
attorney general's office says in a news release that Tresler was among five
people who planned to rob the store where Arnett was working just west of
Hannibal. The release says Tresler provided her van and gave the driver
directions on how to get to the gas station. One of the other co-defendants
pleaded guilty previously to shooting Arnett in the face. She died at the scene.
Mountain City, TN: Federal Lawsuit dismissed - Police Officer pepper spraying
& shooting a squirrel inside a Dollar General
A Federal Judge proved a tough nut to crack for a former Mountain City police
officer fired after pepper-spraying and shooting at a squirrel in a Dollar
General Store in 2013. Officer Jody Putnam's lawsuit, claiming the town and
police department violated his rights under the Sixth, Fourth and 14th
constitutional amendments and asking for $2 million in damages, was dismissed
Feb. 19 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Clifton Corker. In Corker's written opinion,
which included a colorful description of the Sept. 27, 2013, attempted squirrel
shooting that quoted and cited Ray Stevens' satirical song "Mississippi Squirrel
Revival," the judge ruled Putnam was an at-will employee of Mountain City, and
his firing, whether because of his breach of the department's firearms policy or
his refusal to file a weapons discharge report - both of which Putnam admitted -
was constitutional. Putnam was suing for $1.5 Million in damages, because he
could not find another Law Enforcement job following the squirrel incident.
Robberies & Thefts
Co, GA: 5 or 6 Armed Robbers storm a Cumberland Mall jewelry store
Police are looking for a group of five or six men who robbed a jewelry store
inside a Cobb County mall, Thursday morning. Witnesses said the men were
carrying guns and dressed in all black. They rushed into the Diamond Solution
jewelry store inside Cumberland Mall and threatened the two employees working
inside. Police said they smashed a display case and threw all of the jewelry
into a bag.
Joplin, MO: Jewelry Store Robbery; shot fired through wall ends up in
Joplin police were on the lookout late Thursday night for an armed robber who
fired a shot through the wall of a jewelry store before making his getaway with
an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry. No one was injured, but the bullet
fired did pass through the wall of the Select Jewelers store at and into the
adjoining Schlotzky's Deli.
Johnsbury, VT: Couple attempting to flee Ocean State Job Lots hits Loss
Prevention Agent with their car
Police say an Orleans couple hit a loss prevention employee with their car
during a getaway. They say Amanda Gilbar, 26 and Dennis Saxton, 24, were stopped
by loss prevention at the Ocean State Job Lots in St. Johnsbury on Tuesday
evening. They say Saxton hit the employee and fled. When the employee tried to
stop them in the parking lot, police say Gilbar backed into him and sped off.
Police say their infant daughter was in the car with them.
Brentwood, MO: Shoplifters assault employee at Carter's store at The Promenade
Police are attempting to identify a group of female shoplifters who assaulted an
employee at a children's clothing store. Security video shows the incident as it
unfolded at Carter's children clothing store at The Promenade in Brentwood. The
women entered the store roughly a minute apart from each other around 7:30 p.m.
on Friday, March 4. Police said the suspects picked out more than two dozen
pieces of baby clothing and headed for the door. Security video shows an
employee unsuccessfully attempt to prevent the group from leaving. The trio is
seen pushing the clerk outside the store, where police said she was sprayed with
a chemical "irritant." The women dropped the clothing at the scene and fled.
Employees can be seen on the surveillance video reentering the store with the
Mesquite, TX: Fake employee hits Shell station for $200
According to police, the suspect walked into the Shell station Sunday afternoon
and convinced a store clerk he was there for training. Without any questioning,
the clerk proceeded to show the suspect how to use the cash register and even
assisted him as he checked out several customers.
Florissant, MO: Man steals Copper from 15 Air Conditioners on the roof of Cross
Keys Shopping Center
Wilmington, NC: Man sentenced to 11 years for screwdriver, knife robberies at
CVS and others
TN: 2 former FedEx workers, third man plead guilty to $1.7 Million interstate
Two former FedEx employees and a third defendant pleaded guilty Thursday to
interstate shipping theft. Grand jurors charged that Akeem Gowdy, Tavaris
Mickens, Juan Royal and others conspired to execute a scheme to defraud FedEx
between about January 2013 and December 2014. Part of the scheme was for the
defendants to gain access to FedEx shipping meter accounts and re-label FedEx
shipping boxes of merchandise from wireless mobile companies, according to the
indictment. They would redirect the boxes to New York and other cities. The
defendants fraudulently obtained Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless merchandise
resulting in an aggregate actual loss of about $1,728,840.18, the grand jury
charged. Gowdy, of Memphis, was a material handler and worked at the FedEx hub
in Memphis from February 2013 to October 2014. Mickens, of Memphis, was a
supervisor and worked in the hub from May 2011 to November 2014. Royal, of New
York, was charged with receiving boxes sent by co-conspirators.
Police in Fargo, ND and Aberdeen, SD warning of Skimming Operations.
Gas Pumps Affected by Skimming in Ohio; 21 cases in past few months
Methuen, MA: Police asking for help identifying skimming suspects
AT&T - Tehachapi, CA - Burglary
Baskin Robbins - Sparks, NV - Armed Robbery
Dee Dee's - South Farmingdale, NY - Burglary
Elite Car Stereo and Security -Pearl City, Oahu, HI - Burglary
Guitar Center - Aurora, IL - Theft
Home Depot - Milltown, NJ - Robbery
J&E Oasis - South Mills, SC - Armed Robbery
Jacobson's Gun Center - Story City, IA - Burglary
Kennedy Hardware - Wheeling, WV - Burglary
Kohl's Diamond Gallery - Galesburg, IL - Theft
Lowe's - Huntsville, AL - Burglary
Marathon - Waukegan, IL - Burglary
Select Jewelers - Joplin, MO - Armed Robbery
Shell - Mesquite, TX - Theft
Sprint - Aspen Hill, MD - Burglary
Walgreens - Birmingham, AL - Armed Robbery
Woods Supermarket - Fort Scott, KS - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Chesapeake, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Whitfield Co, SC - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Anne Arundel Co, MD - Robbery
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