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ISC West
April 9-12

2019 ALERT Mid-South ORCA Spring Training Conference
May 1

RILA AP Conference 2019
May 5-8

RLPSA Connect
May 14

CNP Expo 2019
May 21-24

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June 25-27

GA Retailers ORC Alliance Retail Crime Conference
Aug. 22

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Sept. 8-12

Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit
Sept. 24-25

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Oct. 28-31

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2019 GLPS - Group LP Selfies

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Jared Farrally promoted to Corporate Loss Prevention Manager for Bi-Mart Corporation.
Jared was previously a LP District Manager for the retailer before this promotion. Congratulations Jared!

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Security Industry Association Names the SIA Women in Security Forum
as 2018 Chairman's Award Winner

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected the SIA Women in Security Forum as the recipient of the 2018 Chairman's Award, which recognizes SIA members' diligent efforts in furthering the SIA mission and overall commitment to the association's future. SIA will present the award at The Advance, SIA's annual membership meeting, during ISC West.

The SIA Women in Security Forum supports the advancement of women in the security industry through programs and opportunities for professional development, networking and thought leadership. The group - led by a dedicated committee of volunteers - was established on International Women's Day in 2018. prweb.com

'Controversy Remains Over Shoplifting Prevention Technology'
Debate Over Retailers' Use of AI Continues to Make the Media Rounds

According to NBC News, a Japanese startup called Vaak is using artificial intelligence software to help retailers ferret out shoplifters before they leave the store ... and perhaps even before they grab the goods.

The "Vaakeye" technology is designed to work with a standard surveillance system to help identify behaviors that may constitute "suspicious activity." Vaak CEO Ryo Tanaka told NBC that this could include facial expressions, gestures, and movements - even clothing choices. If someone sets off an internal alert, the idea is for the store to dispatch personnel for a quick check-in.

And while Vaak says its tech reduced shoplifting incidents by 77% in tests, the idea of using technology to solve the problem is not without controversy. Sven Dietrich, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, told NBC that these kinds of deep learning algorithms are only as good as the data used to train them and "might be extracting a certain bias."

Likewise, a recent report by CNet suggests that systems that use facial recognition to ID shoplifters can be inherently problematic, citing California-based video surveillance startup Kogniz and its "multi-location" cloud system that can save the image of a shoplifter and share it with other stores' locations.

According to the report, customers can then be flagged whether or not a crime has been committed, and could even find themselves barred from transacting with private businesses. Says CNet, "One mistake could mean never being able to shop again." news.thomasnet.com

Biometrics Institute launches Ethical Principles for Biometrics
to guide responsible industry behavior

The Biometrics Institute has launched a set of Ethical Principles for Biometrics at its annual U.S. conference in Washington, D.C. to address the gaps left by lagging legislation and regulation. Chief Executive Isabelle Moeller asked an audience of 70 stakeholders from the biometrics community "Just because we can, should we?"

The group identified seven principles to enable anyone working in the biometrics industry to demonstrate a commitment to addressing the ethical issues raised by new technology, and biometrics in particular. The seven principles are: ethical behavior, meaning to avoid actions which harm people and the environment beyond legal requirements; ownership of the biometric and respect for individuals' personal data, including recognition of partial ownership of biometric data by individuals; serving humans, which entails accounting for public good, community safety and net benefit to individuals; justice and accountability, which means accepting principles of openness, independent oversight, accountability, and the right of appeal and appropriate redress; promoting privacy-enhancing technology; recognizing dignity of individuals and families; and equality, which entails preventing discrimination or systemic bias. biometricupdate.com

Illinois: HB1614 Increasing Felony Threshold to $2,000 moves forward in Committee with "Do Pass" recommendation
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Increases the threshold amount of theft not from the person and retail theft that enhances the offense from a misdemeanor to a felony to $2,000. Provides that an enhancement from a misdemeanor to a felony based on a prior conviction must only be for felony theft. ilga.gov

Office Depot settles tech support scam FTC complaint, paying $25M in damages
Office Depot agreed yesterday to pay $25 million in a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission as part of a lawsuit accusing the company of tricking customers into buying unneeded tech support services --akin to a real-world version of online tech support scam sites.

Support.com, a PC health scanning service also named in the lawsuit, also agreed to pay an additional $10 million, which the FTC said it would use to refund impacted customers.

The "PC Health Check" fake scanner

At the heart of the FTC investigation was Office Depot's PC Health Check, a PC diagnostics service that Office Depot was offering to run on computers brought into stores by customers for routine checks and repairs.

The PC Health Check service required employees to ask customers four questions about strange popups, slow operating speeds, virus and malware warnings, and PC crashes or freezes.

The FTC says that checking any of the four options as part of Office Depot's PC Health Check questionnaire would automatically trigger a positive malware scan result. Office Depot employees would then step in to offer PC clean-up services for $180 or higher. zdnet.com


2019 NRF LP Risk Survey data collection underway

Your responses benefit the entire retail LP industry

Deadline is Tomorrow

This year, NRF is taking a new approach to learning about the current retail risks that professionals like you work hard on mitigating every day. We've revamped our research strategy to only ask you to take one survey a year, instead of two. The goal of the survey is to touch on all topics that matter to you, from shrink to ORC to cybersecurity initiatives etc. We will still create two separate survey reports, the 2019 NRSS released in June at NRF PROTECT 19, and the ORC Report in November as in the past. This is one of the critical requests that we make of our LP and AP colleagues for the good of the industry and thank you in advance for your participation. Please join your retail Loss Prevention and Asset Protection colleagues by participating in the 2019 Risk Survey by Friday March 29th. We have attached a PDF copy of the survey for your convenience, the link to take the survey is below.

   Three reasons to contribute:

1. Your participation is important: Without you, we're missing an important piece of the retail industry. This data has proven to be an invaluable benchmarking tool to the retail community and law enforcement partners for many years. Your answers will be completely anonymous and analyzed in combination with other responses - your participation ensures benchmarks are representative of the retail industry.

2. It's easy: The survey should take only 20 minutes to complete.

3. What's in it for you: In addition to receiving benchmarking data specific to the retail industry, if you complete the survey in full, we'll send you a $10 Starbucks gift card as a thank you.

Here's the link to the 2019 LP Risk Survey: https://www.research.net/r/RiskSurvey2019

LPRC IMPACT 2019 Registration Open Tuesday, April 2nd

The Loss Prevention Research Council's annual IMPACT conference, recommended by 100% of retail attendees, will be open for registration to all members and retailers next Tuesday, April 2nd. IMPACT takes place at the University of Florida from September 30 - October 2, and is designed to help participants better understand how they can use research approaches to help reduce crime and loss, and increase sales. Each session is designed to provide value, education and participation. Some highlights include:

● LIVE Offender Panel, answering your specific LP/AP questions
● Learning Labs, breakout sessions focused on variety, interactivity, and brevity
● Research Posters to quickly consume the research conducted this year
● Tailgating event at the University of Florida's football stadium

Plan to attend the fastest growing industry conference by registering next Tuesday! For more information, please click here.

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McDonald's halts lobbying against minimum wage hikes
Fast-food giant McDonald's boosted congressional Democrats' efforts to hike the minimum wage Tuesday by telling the National Restaurant Association that it will no longer participate in lobby efforts against minimum-wage hikes at the federal, state or local level.

"We believe increases should be phased in and that all industries should be treated the same way," Genna Gent, McDonald's vice president of government relations, wrote in the letter. "The conversation about wages is an important one; it's one we wish to advance, not impede."

McDonald's' dramatic shift on the issue comes after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce signaled it would be willing to negotiate over raising the hourly minimum, which for a decade has been stuck at $7.25. "We're going to listen," Chamber President Tom Donohue told reporters in January. politico.com

How Many McDonald's Workers Will Be Pushed Out by Technology?
Could McD's $300M tech acquisition mean 'very large layoffs'?

McDonald's Corp. just bought a tech company that can change store menus based on the weather, what customers might add to menu items they already have selected and what people are more likely to order in the morning or in the night. It spent $300 million to buy this firm, called Dynamic Yield. This technology gets added to order-taking machines in many McDonald's locations, and it means very large layoffs are inevitably coming.

McDonald's is no different from any other fast-food chain, drug store retailer or mall-based store. Most of these operate on small margins. Employee costs are high, even though most retail workers are poorly paid. Despite the low pay, the more layoffs the better, as long as stores can deal with current foot traffic. And, in many cases, the death of brick-and-mortar retailers means that they need even fewer people, who can be replaced by technology.

Retailers CVS Health Corp. and Walmart Inc. already have self-checkout at a number of their stores, which allows them to replace cashiers. Altogether, the total figure of retail employees who can be replaced by these systems will rise into the tens of thousands. 247wallst.com

Walgreens follows CVS' lead - selling CBD products in 1,500 stores
Walgreens will sell CBD creams, patches and sprays in nearly 1,500 stores in select states, the company told CNBC on Wednesday. The drugstore chain will sell the cannabis-based products in Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Illinois and Indiana. Walgreens declined to specify which brands it would carry.

Rival drugstore chain CVS introduced CBD-containing topicals, including creams and salves, to stores in eight states earlier in March. As the non-psychoactive cannabis compound becomes one of the hottest ingredients in consumer products, retailers are carefully evaluating the market. cnbc.com

Domino's Pizza Celebrates the Opening of Its 10,000th International Store
Domino's Pizza, the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, is celebrating the opening of the brand's 10,000th international store today. The store is located in the IBC Mall in the Luohu District of Shenzhen, China.

The store features the pizza theater design, which is open-concept and allows customers to watch the action of pizza-making. Its spacious design, which features more than 1,300 square feet, includes indoor seating for customers as well as a flat-screen TV that shows the status of customers' orders, from the moment the order is placed to when it is out of the oven. prnewswire.com

Bed, Bath & Beyond lays off nearly 150 employees

France: Carrefour eyes 1,229 job cuts in French hypermarkets

UK: Arcadia Group earmarks 67 stores for closure

Elon Musk email to Tesla employees tries to explain store closures

New York nears plastic-bag ban and a fee for paper bags

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Dollarama Q4 comp's up 2.6%, sales up 13%; full-year comp's up 2.7%, sales up 8.6%
PVH Q4 comp's down 1%, 2018; net revenue up 8%

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Vendor Risk: The Second-Class Citizen of Cybersecurity
Attacks originating from insecure vendors and other third parties generate more than half of reported breaches, yet most companies under-address that source of vulnerability.

Target's breach in 2013 via an insecure HVAC vendor popularized the notion that
a company is only as secure as its weakest link. The incident was a catalyst for the development of the vendor risk management (VRM) programs in place today. However, other factors also drive the need for VRM.

For one, data privacy regulations require companies to carefully track sensitive data entrusted to vendors and carry huge penalties for non-compliance.

Companies also have a natural motivation to hold their vendors more accountable for maintaining proper security standards. Rationalizing a vendor community can result in lower costs and better terms and conditions.

No two vendor risk management programs are alike.
Read more on the factors to consider in assessing the maturity of a VRM program: cfo.com

Can Retailers Trust Their Third-Party Vendors?
Third parties, which vary in their ability to safeguard against bad actors, may simply not be equipped to prevent sensitive company information from being stolen or compromised. Cyberattacks aren't limited to specific stores or even regions. Global networks are now regularly subject to cyber threats, and cyberattacks are also not singular to online retailers.

Brick-and-mortar stores are susceptible to physical threats like card skimmers and social engineering scams while connected devices are vulnerable to malware and hacking, potentially leaving company and customer payment information in the hands of cybercriminals.

In recent years, multiple high-profile retail data breaches have involved third-party vendors. Past cyberattacks targeted retailers' third-party operator of its chat services, accessing customers' names, addresses, credit card numbers, security codes and expiration dates.

Read more here for tips on
Mitigating Damage and Detection & Response: mytotalretail.com

Guilty by association: The reality of online retail third-party data leaks
The risks involved with online retail, for both brands and consumers, have never been greater. According to Trustwave's 2018 Global Security Report, the retail indust
ry suffered more data breach incidents in 2017 than any other sector as attackers become more organized and targeted with their efforts. Furthermore, the retail industry is notorious for poor application security, ranking 17th of 18 measured sectors by the 2018 Retail Cybersecurity Report.

Poor application security is particularly concerning for online retailers as their
website ecosystems are littered with a myriad of third and fourth-party services to enhance the customer experience and drive increased brand engagement. These services include everything from live chat and custom fonts to product reviews and gifting apps. These same engagement boosters, however, can do more harm than good if hackers can exploit partners' poor security standards or vulnerabilities within their solutions. helpnetsecurity.com

Northgate Markets Reduces Backup & Recovery Costs by 60% With Druva
US retailer goes all-in on cloud for data protection, eliminating traditional infrastructure and reducing storage requirements

Druva, Inc., the leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced that Northgate Markets, a network of 40 retail outlets, has selected Druva to protect its business-critical financial and retail data, enabling the company to realize cost savings of 60 percent over its hardware-based solution. Druva's ability to offer instant storage scalability, service reliability for compliance and provide high performance recovery - all through a cloud-based platform - ensures Northgate Markets can properly manage and protect existing and future workloads without the need for expensive and ineffective appliance-based solutions. businesswire.com

UPS just beat out Amazon, FedEx, and Uber to make America's first
revenue-generating drone delivery

UPS, in partnership with the drone technology company Matternet, on Tuesday began its daily drone delivery of medical supplies in WakeMed's campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. The drone delivery cut the transport time of crucial medical samples from about half an hour to just over three minutes.

It is the first revenue-generating drone delivery in the US, Bala Ganesh, the vice president of the Advanced Technology Group at UPS, told Business Insider.

UPS is part of a public-private US Department of Transportation drone-testing program started last spring. Amazon, which has made highly publicized moves into drone testing, was not included in the program. businessinsider.com

Study Highlights Need for Safeguards for Drone Use

Forrester Names Top Retail Apps: Home Depot, Sephora, Walmart

T-Mobile enters mPOS market



WEBINAR: Mobile Shrink: Challenges of Mobile Self-Checkout & Mobile Payment

Join us for a free 1-hour webinar April 3, 2019 at 11:00am EST to learn about the new retail world of mobility. Customers can now shop in stores and pay for their items without any employee interaction. Using personal smartphones as payment devices, customers have free reign in stores, leaving them virtually unchecked as shrink increases. What's a retailer to do?

In this fresh and relevant Webinar offered by Nedap, Asset Protection and Loss Prevention professionals will learn how RFID technology is the most viable solution to their mobile shrink-causing woes.

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The NRF LP Effort & Value

Protect 2019 Update

Bob Moraca, Vice President,
Loss Prevention, NRF
Dan Faketty, Vice President, Asset Protection, Southeastern Grocers; Chairperson NRF LP Council


NRF VP of LP Bob Moraca and NRF LP Council Chairperson Dan Faketty tell us about the NRF's various efforts in working with retail LP professionals, law enforcement and government agencies to protect retailers, people, assets, reputations and brands. Learn why the NRF PROTECT conference is placing a bigger emphasis on cyber security, what the latest NRF research studies and preparedness guides tell us, and what role the NRF LP Council and its committees play in adding value to the industry throughout the year.

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With trends showing crime getting younger and crews leaning more toward retail and financial crimes, ORC associations are more important than ever in developing intel, building cases, and improving partnerships between law enforcement and retail loss prevention to ultimately reduce crime. Lt. Tarik Sheppard and TJ Flynn tell us what makes MetrORCA successful and what motivates them to keep moving forward.





Guilty by association: The reality of online retail third-party data leaks
According to Trustwave's 2018 Global Security Report, the retail industry suffered more data breach incidents in 2017 than any other sector as attackers become more organized and targeted with their efforts. Furthermore, the retail industry is notorious for poor application security, ranking 17th of 18 measured sectors by the 2018 Retail Cybersecurity Report.

Poor application security is particularly concerning for online retailers as their website ecosystems are littered with a myriad of third and fourth-party services to enhance the customer experience and drive increased brand engagement. These services include everything from live chat and custom fonts to product reviews and gifting apps. These same engagement boosters, however, can do more harm than good if hackers can exploit partners' poor security standards or vulnerabilities within their solutions.

Once an initial leak and the scope of the problem has been identified, and impacted parties have been alerted, retailers also must continuously monitor the situation to ensure further leaks don't ensue and must instill processes to alert them if additional sensitive information is exposed to outside services.

Yet, to get ahead of the situation and stop trouble before it starts, there are several steps retailers can proactively take. First, retailers should meticulously audit and evaluate all third-party applications, as well as any additional services they rely on before they are officially implemented. This rigorous assessment procedure allows brands to gain the visibility needed to fully understand the different entry points attackers could attempt to penetrate and utilize leaked credit card information for malicious activity. In addition, auditing can help them answer important questions related to faulty lines of code and potential loopholes hackers could try to take advantage of.

In addition to auditing prior to implementation, acquiring a detailed snapshot of all the third-party services currently operating within a retailer's website ecosystems is greatly beneficial. This simple punch list improves overall performance and helps security staff ensure that proper patching is completed and malicious code modifications can be detected and eliminated as quickly as possible. helpnetsecurity.com

Report: Dick's Sporting Goods shifts e-commerce systems strategy

Global value of deals in e-commerce tops $1.1 trillion in 2018

Millennials now do 60% of their shopping online

Instagram's Checkout Shows Social Commerce Continues to Grow

UPS And Inxeption Announce Partnership To Boost B2B eCommerce


Jersey City, NJ: 23 charged in multi-million dollar shoplifting ring
Walgreens, CVS, Duane Reade, and Ulta among chains targeted

Police in New Jersey said 23 people were charged in a multi-million dollar shoplifting ring. Officials said a year-long investigation revealed that shoplifters would steal items from retailers costing them millions of dollars. It targeted large chains, including Walgreens, CVS, Duane Reade, and Ulta Beauty.

Those items were then sold online for full price to unsuspecting shoppers. Law enforcement described the ring as a "sophisticated operation." The operation originally started with hundreds of thousands of dollars in Jersey City, and that snowballed into millions of dollars in organized retail theft, spanning all the way out to Suffolk County, Long Island.

Police identified the ringleader as Stephan Williams, of Jersey City. The organization also employed a financier, drivers, cashiers, and individual shoplifters. Police said Williams or other high-ranking targets would find individuals and show them a catalog of items, such as over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and beauty supplies. The drivers would load up a car of five to 10 shoplifters and drop them off at retail locations throughout New Jersey and New York.

Those shoplifters were then tasks to steal items from the catalog and were paid for each item shoplifted. The items were then broken down, brought to a stock room on Bidwell Avenue in Jersey City, and sold on eBay. At least seven counties in New Jersey were targeted, as well as Queens, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. abc7ny.com

Laguna Niguel, CA: Family Owned Jewelry Store Suffers Million-Dollar Loss In Brazen Burglary; alarm never activated
Every diamond, watch and precious piece owned by beloved customers was stolen in the brazen heist. The jeweler has video clips of three people behind the Crown Valley Parkway store right before the power was mysteriously cut off around 8 p.m. March 23. It wasn't discovered until Monday morning. "So they had so much time on their hands while they were in here because the alarm monitoring company did not call us at home like they were supposed to," Hassine said. This is the second recent Jewelry Store Burglary in the area. cbslocal.com

Framingham, MA: Shoplifter steals $10,000 in jewelry from The Paper Store locations
A shoplifter has systematically stolen more than $10,000 worth of jewelry from at least three The Paper Store locations, company officials said. The Paper Store shared surveillance video Wednesday from their Framingham store of the man they say is responsible for the thefts. "You'll see how brazen this gentleman is. The associates are 20 feet away. He comes in and takes the whole rack, sticks it in his coat," said owner John Anderson. Anderson's company said the man has also hit stores in Dedham and West Roxbury. wcvb.com

Highland, IN: Brothers charged with stealing $3,900 in electronics during brazen smash and grab from Highland Target
Documents filed in court allege the two walked into the Highland Target on Indianapolis Boulevard at 9:14 p.m. March 12 and smashed a glass case near the electronics counter of the retail store with a metal bar. When an employee confronted him and asked what he was doing, Williams said, "Yeah, I'm stealing this (expletive)." Police said he ran out of the store with three iPhones and two other devices worth $3,900 in his arms. The Lake County prosecutor's office named 24-year-old Christopher L. Williams and 22-year-old Antonio K. Williams, both of Chicago, in armed robbery charges filed this week in Lake Criminal Court. Highland police allege in court papers the brothers also are suspects in robberies earlier this month at numerous Target stores in Illinois as well. nwitimes.com

Australia: Gold Coast woman arrested after police allegedly find $20k
of stolen goods at property

A Gold Coast woman was arrested yesterday after police searching her home found stolen goods valued in excess of $20,000. The items, which were seized by investigators, included nappies, baby formula, Nutribullets and electronic fry pans alleged to have been stolen from local businesses. Police searched the property in Willow Vale, a rural area on the Gold Coast, yesterday as part of their investigations into an organized stealing syndicate. It's believed the woman, 35, was selling the stolen goods through a variety of internet marketplaces. She is believed to be linked to a larger organized stealing syndicate. news.com.au

Bowling Green, OH: Woman indicted for $1,000 theft from Walmart, admits to $8,000 more in merchandise

Placerville, CA: Man Steals $1,500 In Baby Formula From Walmart, Gets Away Through Fire Exit

Astoria, NY: Woman Steals Over $1,000 in Cosmetics From Steinway Street Rite Aid

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Shootings & Deaths

Phoenix, AZ: Armed C-Store Burglar shot and killed by Police
An armed suspect was shot and killed by a Phoenix police officer early Thursday morning in Maryvale, according to police. Police say officers were in the area of 51st Avenue and Indian School Road looking for suspects believed to be involved in a reported burglary of a convenience store. The suspects had stolen cigarettes and fled in the area. azfamily.com

Memphis, TN: Store clerk killed during robbery at a Frayser convenience store
An overnight robbery in the Frayser area has left one man dead, Memphis police say. Police responded to a robbery call at the Stage Express convenience store around 1:20 a.m. on Thursday, where they found a male store clerk who had been shot and killed. A search for the suspect continues. wmcactionnews5.com

Atlanta, GA: Duo arrested in deadly shooting went on 3-state crime spree
Two people wanted on murder charges in a deadly Georgia shooting were arrested in Mississippi on Monday night after they allegedly robbed a McDonald's drive-thru at gunpoint, stole an SUV and led authorities on a chase. Jaylen Benton, 18, of Ellerslie, and Sharae Threadgill, 21, of Stone Mountain, are also suspected in other armed robberies across Alabama and Mississippi, according to police in Brandon, Mississippi, an eastern suburb of Jackson. Benton and Threadgill had been on the run since early Sunday morning, when authorities said they were involved in a botched armed robbery in Columbus, Georgia, in which 20-year-old Phillip Whitaker was killed, Columbus police Sgt. Jeff Kraus said. wsbtv.com

Indianapolis, IN: Liquor store security guard shot while apprehending a shoplifter
The guard saw a person in the store trying to steal a bottle and confronted the young man. When the guard asked the suspect for an ID, he pulled out a gun and shot the guard. Suspect is still at large. The guard was in stable condition. theindychannel.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Bayonne, NJ: Man's getaway through Walmart crawl space is thwarted
A man being held for shoplifting by Bayonne Walmart security officers attempted a bizarre escape through a crawl space in the ceiling, but he was quickly caught by Bayonne Police. Matthew Ricciardi, 27, was charged with making terroristic threats, robbery, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe. nj.com

Houston, TX: Police search for leads in serial robberies of cellphone stores
Police are asking for the public's help to bring down a crew of five people accused of robbing six cellphone stores in Houston's southside in two weeks. They targeted four Metro PCS stores, a Boost Mobile store and the final robbery happened at the South Park Cell Store on Monday. Investigators said the robberies are all similar -- the group storms into a store armed with weapons, demanding cash and cellphones. Each of those robberies happened around 6 p.m. click2houston.com

Tempe, AZ: Man wants justice after he was arrested for T-Mobile robbery
he didn't commit; spent 69 days in jail

A Valley man plans to file a lawsuit against the City of Tempe after he was arrested for a crime he didn't commit. "When I was initially arrested I was thinking I was going to go home almost immediately, I was thinking I was innocent, which I was," said Stephen Baker. But Baker didn't go home. In February of last year, the 33-year-old was arrested in connection to an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store in Tempe. Baker and two others were accused of holding employees at gunpoint and stealing more than $18,000 in cell phones. Baker pleaded with police that he was innocent, even though one of the victims had identified him as one of the bandits. He spent 69 days in jail - unable to afford to post bond. abc15.com

Las Vegas, NV: Search Warrant issued for Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority regarding misuse of thousands of dollars in Southwest Airlines Gift Card

Athens, GA: Man charged with stealing Ambulance, breaking into Drug Store

French gas stations robbed after forgetting to change gas pump PINs
Criminal group steals 120,000 litres of fuel from Total gas stations around Paris

Fire & Arson

Kakaako, HI: Arson investigation opened after a burning car is steered to Tropical Lamp & Shade store
Surveillance video released Wednesday shows a vehicle engulfed in flames being driven towards the shop. At the last minute, the suspect jumps out of the driver side window and steers the car toward the store. The suspect then appears to throw an object at the car to further ignite the flames. hawaiinewsnow.com



Knoxville, TN: Crips gang member convicted of pistol-whipping Dollar General employee
In a two-day trial, assistant district attorneys explained to the jury that on June 8, 2017, Griffin entered the Dollar General on McCalla Avenue brandishing a handgun and demanding money. While the clerk was attempting to open the cash drawer, Griffin bludgeoned the victim numerous times with the pistol before leaving with the entire cash drawer. The DA's office said Griffin has eight prior felony convictions for aggravated robbery, robbery, aggravated assault, theft, evading arrest and unlawful possession of a weapon. Judge Scott Green set the case for sentencing on May 3 where Griffin faces 40 to 60 years in prison without the possibility of parole. wbir.com


AT&T - Nassau County, NY - Burglary
Auto Parts - Farmington, UT - Burglary
C-Store - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery/ Clerk shot & killed
C-Store - Phoenix, AZ - Burglary / Suspect shot & killed by Police
C-Store - Bakersfield, CA - Robbery
Clothing Store - Phoenix, AZ - Burglary
Clothing Store - Hilo, HI - Armed Robbery
Discount Mart - Manteca, CA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Wilmette, IL - Burglary
Grocery Store - Baton Rouge, LA - Robbery
Gun Store - St Louis Park, MN - Burglary
Hardware Store - Lacey, WA - Burglary
Jewelry Store - Laguna Niguel, CA - Burglary
Liquor Store - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery
Pawn Shop - Fort Smith, AR - Robbery
Pharmacy - Galt, CA - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Athens, GA - Burglary
Pharmacy - Henrico, VA - Robbery
Verizon - Nassau County, NY - Burglary
Walgreens - Conway, SC - Robbery
Walmart - Bayonne, NJ - Robbery
7-Eleven - West Babylon, NY - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Bayonne, NJ - Robbery


Daily Totals:
13 robberies
10 burglaries
2 shootings
2 killed


None to report

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