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Staying Left of Boom!

Chris Nelson, Vice President, Loss Prevention, Gap Inc./Old Navy
Rich Giaquinto, Senior Director, Gap Inc.


"Left of Boom" is a military term referring to the timeline before an explosion. When the explosion happens (the boom), then the timeline shifts to "right of boom". Left of boom is where you want to be.

Chris Nelson and Rich Giaquinto explain how the concept applies to the retail environment - whether it's active shooters, natural disasters, or other events that disrupt the business. Learn how Gap Inc. maintains business continuity and organizational resilience by applying a "Left of Boom" approach.

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Quick Take 12 with Mike Lamb, VP of AP, Kroger

Mike Lamb, Vice President, Asset Protection & Safety, the Kroger Company

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Mike Lamb talks about the opportunities and challenges he faced back in 2017 when he took over Kroger's massive AP operation, consisting of over 20 different brands. As an executive who's managed loss prevention at the highest level in a number of different store formats throughout his career, Mike talks about the complexity of managing shrink and waste in a grocery store environment.




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Michael Pacewicz named VP of Loss Prevention for OTG Management
Previously, Michael was the Director of Risk Management & Loss Prevention for Fairway Group Holdings Corp, and was also a Director of Security for Fairway Market. He's a retired Police Captain for GPD. OTG is an award-winning airport hospitality group with more than 300+ restaurants and retail outlets in 10 airports across North America, including Newark Liberty, Houston Intercontinental, Washington National, Minneapolis-St. Paul International, John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Toronto Pearson, Orlando, Chicago O'Hare and Philadelphia. Congratulations, Michael!

Kurt Maier named Director of Environmental Health & Safety for Domino's
Kurt previously held the role of Regional EHS Manager for Amazon for over three years, and prior was their Environmental Health & Safety Manager. Throughout his 20 plus years in the industry, Kurt has held such positions as Health & Safety Supervisor for General Motors, Corporate Safety Manager for Bridgestone and Safety Supervisor and Chemical Manager for Saturn Corporation. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Industrial Health & Safety from Oakland University, and his Master of Science in Engineering Technology/Industrial Studies from Middle Tennessee State University. Congratulations, Kurt!

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Deadline is Today

2019 NRF LP Risk Survey data collection underway

Your responses benefit the entire retail LP industry

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

Deadline is Sunday, March 31

Individuals interested in applying for Vector Security Networks Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships must do so before the March 31, 2019 deadline! Applications can be submitted via the Vector Security Networks website at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.

The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals - or those who have an interest in loss prevention - seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Vector Security Networks began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this important and rapidly-growing industry. APPLY HERE

Illinois: State Sen. Plummer's plan for Civil Recovery vs. Prosecution for Shoplifting
State Sen. Jason Plummer, R-Edwardsville, is pushing the idea to let some shoplifters and thieves pay their way out of jail. Plummer, a freshman lawmaker, got Senate President John Cullerton to co-sponsor the legislation. Plummer said he worked closely with the Democrat leader's office to craft the bill. "Essentially, what it would do is allow that person to avoid a misdemeanor or felony offense," Plummer said. "If they go through the process with the state's attorney, if they reimbursed the retailer, then their record would be wiped clean." The legislation includes a number of other rules. For example, the program is only open to first-time offenders and only for retail theft. Anyone who pays back the store then would be on probation for three years. Plummer said the idea is to give people a second chance. The Senate agreed. Plummer's plan passed nearly unanimously with 53 senators voting yes and just one voting present. thetelegraph.com

Connecticut: Federal Suit Survives Against Screening Company Accused of Rejecting Renter Over a Shoplifting Charge
The Connecticut Fair Housing Center won the first round of its suit alleging discrimination in how some screening services provide information on prospective tenants to landlords. A federal judge refused to dismiss the suit this week and both sides now prepare for discovery. law.com

Maine: 15 first-time shoplifters won't have criminal records due to new program
The Penobscot County district attorney recently offered 15 defendants facing shoplifting charges the chance to avoid having criminal records by participating in a newly created diversion program. The 15 defendants, all of them first-time offenders, took District Attorney Marianne Lynch up on the offer, and they attended a two-hour educational program dealing with issues related to substance use at the Bangor Area Recovery Network in Brewer. Everyone she offered the chance to participate in the program did, Lynch said. Topics covered included: health issues associated with substance use, available treatment resources in the community and collateral consequences associated with criminal convictions. bangordailynews.com

Violent Robberies and Organized Crime Hit Vancouver Retailers
Thieves Cashing In On Communities with Limited Police Resources
Several violent robberies at luxury stores in Vancouver highlight the need for retailers in that space to do a better job protecting themselves. For thieves, luxury products provide a more enticing, and lucrative target than regular stores. They are higher value, and command a higher resale price over the various reseller platforms which is mostly online now (often with a client base of ordinary everyday unsuspecting consumers) but still existing in the bricks and mortar environment, just like the regular shops.

"On the West coast, there have been grab and runs and robberies of that nature at luxury stores," said Stephen O'Keefe, a Toronto-based veteran of the retail industry and loss prevention industry.

"Electronics are also a major issue. The smart-phone thefts that have been an ongoing problem started with a group out of California. They moved up along the coast to Vancouver, recently making their way across the country, and now known to be in the South Western Ontario region. They are highly organized and very determined, with no fear of causing damage or injury in the course of their activity."

Major busts are taking place where there is a dedicated approach, with collaboration between police and retailers, but in communities where resources are scarce, retailers are experiencing higher levels of loss associated with crime.

"It really came down to police resources. That's a common theme right now across the country, that police are being tapped so much that they're not giving the attention to shoplifting. Combine that piece with the fact that the courts are also overburdened, and reluctant to take on what they view as victimless offenses for fear of having a significant offender walk, and you have a recipe for disaster." retail-insider.com

Dick's Workers Reach $2.9M Deal Over Bag Checks, Clothing
A class of former and current Dick's Sporting Goods employees urged a California federal judge to grant preliminary approval of a $2.9 million settlement in a suit accusing the retail chain of failing to pay for time spent at mandatory security checks. The class of about 10,700 current and former workers would score an average of about $155 each, the motion filed on Tuesday said.

The suit filed in 2015 by lead plaintiff Jimmy Greer, who worked in the hunting department of the national sporting goods retailer's Fresno store, focused on two alleged labor violations: making the employees wait on their own time for an inspection of their personal belongings as part of the store's loss-prevention practices and requiring workers to purchase apparel appropriate to their department without providing reimbursement for the clothing-related expenses. law360.com

Walmart Loses 8th Circ. Appeal Over OSHA Violations
Walmart must pay a $26,000 fine for failing to properly vaccinate employees for hepatitis B, the Eighth Circuit ruled Thursday, siding with the U.S. Department of Labor in the retailer's appeal of two Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations.

Wal-Mart Stores East LLP was fined after an OSHA investigation that revealed the retailer repeatedly failed to provide a handful of employees on a Serious Injury Response Team at a Florida distribution center with the full hepatitis B vaccination series in a timely fashion, according to court filings. law360.com

Two Corporate Executives Indicted in First-Ever Criminal Prosecution
for Failure to Report Under Consumer Product Safety Act

Sold defective dehumidifiers to retailers for months

A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday against two corporate executives for their roles in a scheme involving defective and dangerous consumer products, the Department of Justice announced.

Simon Chu, 63, of Chino Hills, California, and Charley Loh, 60, of Arcadia, California, were charged with a multiple-object conspiracy to commit wire fraud, to fail to furnish information under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), and to defraud the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). In addition to the conspiracy charge, the indictment also charges both defendants with one count of wire fraud and one count of failure to furnish information under the CPSA.

According to the indictment, Simon Chu was part owner and chief administrative officer of two corporations in City of Industry, California, that imported, distributed, and sold to retailers for consumer purchase dehumidifiers that were made in China. Loh was part owner and chief executive officer of the same two corporations.

Despite their knowledge of consumer complaints of dehumidifier fires and test results showing problems with the dehumidifiers, the indictment alleges that Chu and Loh failed to disclose their dehumidifiers' defects and hazards for at least six months while they continued to sell their products to retailers for resale to consumers. justice.gov

Sears Outlet Says Ex-Employees Stole Trade Secrets For XPO
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. asked an Illinois federal judge Wednesday to bar XPO Logistics from building or operating any repair and distribution centers constructed using trade secrets allegedly stolen by former Sears Outlet employees.

Sears Outlet claims three of its former employees stole trade secrets, documents and confidential employee information, then used it to help XPO Logistics launch a competitive appliance business. Among the secrets allegedly provided to XPO is a photograph of a Sears Outlet Repair and Distribution Center, revealing a design and layout Sears Outlet claims has been optimized to maximize the number of products that can be tested and repaired, driving down costs and increasing profit margins.

XPO also interfered with the company's long-standing relationship with vendors, using stolen trade secrets to lure Whirlpool and Samsung away from supply contracts with Sears Outlet, according to the complaint. law360.com

'Amazon Effect' forces traditional stores to find ways to get products
straight to customers' doors

The "Amazon Effect" has conditioned convenience-hungry consumers to become accustomed to doorstep delivery for everything from eggs to electronics - and its upending business models for traditional pay-at-the-counter retailers.

Walmart and Target, the darlings of in-store shopping for decades, are scrambling to adjust and adapt to the changing landscape with a host of tech solutions designed to satiate fickle and flighty consumers.

Target's new small-format stores are dominated by self-serve checkout lanes. Walmart is also adding more self-serve lanes to its cadre of big box stores. The retailers are also meeting delivery demands by offering two-, one- and same-day delivery in certain markets.

Walmart has rolled out 2,100 grocery pickup locations and 700 merchandise pickup kiosks at domestic stores for on-the-go consumers. The retail giant has even experimented with employees delivering online orders on their way home from work.

Traditional supermarkets are taking a different approach when it comes to digital solutions. Ralphs, Albertsons and Aldi are partnering with third-party delivery companies like Instacart to avoid the costly hassle of building a complicated system from scratch. Target is using Shipt for same-day delivery in select markets. ocregister.com

Austin, TX primed to receive 800 new Amazon jobs despite HQ2 rejection
Runner-up status isn't so bad after all. On March 28, Amazon announced it's adding 800 tech jobs in Austin, which just five months ago was a finalist for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters.

The company says the 800 new employees will work at a 145,000-square-foot office in an office tower that's set to open next year at the Domain, which has emerged as a go-to spot for a slew of major tech employers. Amazon will occupy about half of the office space in the building. culturemap.com

PVH Corp. confirms $78 million project in Palmetto, Ga., adding almost 600 jobs
The company behind clothing brands including Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger confirmed Thursday it's adding almost 600 jobs in Fulton County. PVH Corp. will invest $77.6 million in a distribution center and warehouse in Palmetto, Ga., a city about 30 minutes south of downtown Atlanta. The company will create 575 jobs, according to a release. bizjournals.com

Gymboree staff lose severance: Report
Bankrupt Gymboree made "parachute" payments to executives at its San Francisco headquarters even as it terminated severance packages for hundreds of staff, The Intercept reports. Between the clothing retailer and subsidiary brand Crazy 8, over 800 locations are shuttering - and store workers are detailing their last days at work. linkedin.com

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

COOL JOB: Vice President, Security for Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles
Reporting to the President & General Manager Fox Studios, the Fox VP of Security will lead and be responsible for overall security of the Studio Lot precinct and West Coast facilities, including the personal protection of Fox employees, contractors, tenants, clients, and guests. This position leads a multi-functional team of 20 professionals, plus a large cadre of in-house and contract security officers, with an annual operating budget of over $7M plus oversight of significant capital projects. The position is a critical partner with all internal corporate functions to protect Fox's people, assets and brand reputation.

Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world's leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the Fox Network, and the FOX Television Stations. myworkdayjobs.com

Director, Corporate Security for WestRock in Atlanta
Provide effective professional leadership for WestRock's global physical security function. Establish and implement effective security management and risk mitigation programs addressed to the protection of people, assets and trade secrets. Develop, coordinate and manage executive personnel protection and event security. Liaise with appropriate law enforcement, intelligence and threat assessment agencies to identify, quantify and assess security threats to operating facilities in order to provide proactive advice on suitable mitigation measures.

WestRock is a corrugated packaging company with 50,000 team members and more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. westrock.com

WinCo Foods - Director Loss Prevention - "the requested job could not be found"

Shopko liquidation prompts another 1,715 layoffs at 39 Wisconsin stores

Five Below to open 145 to 150 stores

Barneys is downsizing its signature Madison Avenue store: sources

Springfield, MA: Proposal would turn former Macy's store into marijuana facility

J. Crew once again in debt restructuring talks

Wells Fargo CEO Quits In Wake Of Consumer Financial Scandals

Quarterly Results
RH Q4 net revenue up 7%; full-year net revenue up 5%
Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Q4 comp's down 8.5%; full-year comp's down 4.6%


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9 Reasons Cloud Managed Video Surveillance is Better
than Cloud Recording

When people hear "cloud" combined with video surveillance they often think of cloud recording and they know that's not what they're looking for. However, a more powerful and flexible option is available that combines the advantages of the cloud without forgoing the benefits of a local recorder. Cloud-managed video surveillance offers the convenience and intelligence of the cloud and the reliability of a physical recorder.

Below are nine key benefits of a cloud-managed system that should make you think twice the next time you hear cloud:

1. Recording Reliability
Local on-site system recording ensures video is recorded even if internet connectivity is lost. If internet connection reliability is a concern, the ability to record while the internet is down can be a major deciding factor in choosing a cloud-managed surveillance solution.

2. Data Security
Many end-users want to ensure that their video does not leave the premises without user intervention. A cloud-managed solution allows users to record locally and only transmit video for remote viewing or export.

3. LAN Performance
When users access video primarily on the local area network, an on-premises recorder can drastically improve performance. Video can be streamed entirely over the LAN without utilizing bandwidth through the internet connection. The first benefit of this is reduced latency while viewing live video (latency is far more noticeable when a user is on location). The second benefit is less load on the internet bandwidth; which is especially important if the site has POS data, slower internet speeds, or large camera counts.

4. Total Cost of Ownership
On average, users only view and export an extremely small percentage of the video that their systems record. So why add the cost to move all recorded video into the cloud and store it there when most of it will never be used? Higher speed internet packages and monthly cloud recording fees add up fast, especially as more cameras are installed and you look at the reurring cost over multiple years. When looking at the total cost of ownership for cloud recording it can quickly become too expensive making cloud video management more viable than cloud video recording.

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Albertsons CISO On Proactive Approaches To Security
Security needs to be an integral piece of business processes

John Kirkwood is an industry recognized Global Chief Information Security Officer who has successfully implemented information and cyber security governance, risk management, controls and compliance programs to large corporations in the financial services and retail industries for more than 18 years.

As the
Global CISO and for Albertsons Companies, Kirkwood is responsible for ensuring that the information risk management and security program meets the needs of the merged Albertsons and Safeway companies. Albertsons is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale, operating 2,200+ across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 18 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, ACME Markets, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Carrs, Haggen and Plated.

When it comes to protecting your network, what keeps you up at night?

KIRKWOOD: Since our network extends to our cloud, we are dependent on our cloud providers to protect our network. The concern is that these partners may or may not have implemented the controls or compensating measures that ensure that threats to us are managed.

Have you recently started adding any artificial intelligence-embedded products to your organization's security arsenal?

KIRKWOOD: We aggressively utilize AI and machine learning. Virtually all of our tools either utilize ML to create and enhance their rule engine, or AI in determining what new rules should be implemented. Further, we find that there is a symbiotic relationship between ML and AI. AI helps us to improve our existing rule bases, ML uses the learnings from AI in the iterative analysis of events, matching the events to known patterns and vector of cyber attacks.

When it comes to being proactive about security, what's the one piece of advice you'd give your peers that you think is not practiced enough?

KIRKWOOD: I would ask them to focus on how they provide services and capabilities, linking them to overall business priorities. The business proactively typically does not (and probably should not) care about security unless we can demonstrate the benefits or advantages to the business. And we need to be able to move with agility to accommodate the hyper speed of business innovation and transformation. cshub.com

Phishing Scheme Tricks Dozens of Celebrity Targets
Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking Apple Accounts of NFL & NBA Players, Rappers

A Dacula man has pleaded guilty to targeting rappers and professional and college athletes' Apple accounts in order to steal money and pay for travel, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Kwamaine Jerell Ford, 27, entered a guilty plea to one count of computer fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft on March 28. He had been indicted on six counts each of wire fraud, computer fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft in April 2018.

Ford began his hacking scheme in March 2015, primarily targeting NFL and NBA players, college athletes and rappers, the Justice Department said.
Ford sent "thousands" of phishing messages from email accounts intended to appear like Apple customer support representatives. The emails instructed victims to send their usernames, passwords and answers to security questions under the guise of the need to reset accounts or send videos to victims.

"Dozens of victims" sent their personal information to Ford through the phishing scheme, according to the Justice Department. justice.gov

Hold the Phone: Fraudsters Targeting Call Centers for ATO Attacks
Account takeover fraud has exploded as criminals leverage mountains of stolen login data while users reuse those credentials at multiple online accounts. A new report, however, found that cybercriminals are increasingly initiating their attacks in the call center using social engineering.

According to 2019 State of Call Center Authentication, "account takeovers tend to show up in the online channel, but the majority of fraudsters initiate their efforts by socially engineering call center agents in order to reset passwords for online accounts."

The channel is expected to become a more common point of entry for ATO attacks given that
the call center has been identified as one of the weakest links in an organization's attack surface. Criminals have learned that it is much easier to trick a human than it is to hack into a network defended by a dedicated security team. cardnotpresent.com

Check Out This Ostrich-Like Robot In Action
Boston Dynamics builds the warehouse robot of Jeff Bezos' dreams

Its name is Handle and it's a bipedal-wheeled robot which combines both wheels and legs for what Boston Dynamics describes as the "best of both worlds." In a new video, viewers can get a better idea of what Handle is capable of as it plies its trade inside a warehouse.

The video depicts the handy, ostrich-looking bots whizzing around maneuvering boxes using a head-mounted suction-cup gripper. According to Boston Dynamics, Handle does this autonomously using its onboard vision system, including tracking the marked pallets for navigation and seeking out the individual boxes for grasping and placing. When it places a box onto a pallet, it utilizes force control to make sure that each box is nestled up against its neighbors as tightly as possible. The boxes shown in the video weigh around 12 pounds, but the company says that Handle is designed to be able to manage boxes weighing more than twice that. digitaltrends.com

40% of Organizations Not Doing Enough to Protect Office 365 Data

Microsoft Takes Down 99 Hacker-Controlled Websites

Everything I Needed to Know About Third-Party Risk Management,
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3/4 of consumers less likely to buy brands associated with counterfeits
Over three-quarters of consumers would be less likely to buy products from a brand regularly associated with counterfeit goods, according to a report from Incopro. The report revealed that 76 percent of consumers are put off purchasing products from brands associated with counterfeit goods.

While 35 percent of those surveyed said they would be less likely to buy from an online marketplace associated with counterfeit goods of a certain brand, they were 34 percent less likely to buy the same product directly from the brand's website and 27 percent less likely to purchase via social media.

Over 65 percent of respondents who had previously purchased counterfeit goods admitted they had lost trust in that brand as a result. Fear that an online item may be counterfeit stopped 44 percent of the report's respondents from purchasing it. ippromagazine.com

Subscription startup accuses Rent the Runway of unfair practices, files suit
FashionPass, an online subscription apparel retailer launched in 2016, is suing Rent the Runway.

In a lawsuit filed in California, Los Angeles-based FashionPass alleges Rent the Runway has been engaging in "anti-competitive and monopolistic" practices to prevent apparel brands from doing business with it. FashionPass was cofounded in 2016 by millennial Instagram influencer Brittany Johnson and is aimed at women in their 20s and 30s. The lawsuit comes shortly after Rent the Runway announced it had had obtained a $125 million investment, bringing the company's total valuation to $1 billion.

"Confronted with the considerable growth and success of FashionPass, Rent the Runway embarked upon a wrongful, anti-competitive scheme and conspiracy to eliminate competition from FashionPass, rather than fairly competing against FashionPass in the marketplace based upon matters important and beneficial to consumers," states the lawsuit. chainstoreage.com

Unilever adds 'more rigour' to online ad buying with strictly vetted
publisher network

Unilever unveiled the Unilever Trusted Publishers network as it ramps up a fight to combat online ad fraud, per details shared with Marketing Dive. The Trusted Publishers network spans across digital publishers and platforms at the global, regional and local level, with stringent vetting criteria that reach beyond Unilever's existing "3Vs" standards of achieving viewability, verification and brand value. The Trusted Publishers network will additionally impose strict expectations around ad fraud, ad formatting, brand safety, traffic quality, data access and more, according to the CPG giant. marketingdive.com

Lululemon flexes on plans for a 50% digital business

In online grocery, Amazon and Walmart at 'genius' level

Sally Beauty brings Instagram shopping, Apple Pay to revamped mobile site



(Update) New Jersey: Two Kingpins Named, 11 Arrested, 23 Charged by Prosecutors Office in ‘Sophisticated’ Shoplifting Ring Bust

$3M in Merchandise Recovered, $4.5M from Bank


The wide spread investigation began in Jersey City and branched out to 8 counties in New Jersey and 4 counties in New York. Of the 23 charged in this case, they range from the level of Boosters to Cashiers to Drivers to Financiers. Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor, Tracy Johnson stated that sentencing for the 23 suspect could range from probation to a maximum of 10 years. A total of $3 Million of merchandise has been recovered and $4.5 Million seized from bank accounts.

According to Jersey City Deputy Police Chief Mark Miller, the main ringleader, Stephan Williams, employed drivers who would load up vans of five to 10 people and drop them off at chain pharmacies such as Right Aide, Walgreens, CVS, Duane Rede and Ultra Beauty Supply in the tri-state area to shoplift the items. Deputy Chief Miller noted that Williams employed a “major financier;” we asked if he could identify the person. He said that the person has been arrested, but then he turned to Trecia Johnson, an assistant prosecutor with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. She would not name the individual, but said that one of the people arrested on March 21st, Arsen Murtov from West Babylon, New York, was high up on the command chain of the ring’s operations. hudsoncountyview.com

Elwood, IN: $1M Samsung Electronics Theft Ring, 3 Charged
The Elwood Police Department has filed criminal charges against three men who are accused of stealing of more than $1 million in electronics merchandise, mainly tablets and smart watches, from the Samsung /Neovia electronics warehouse at the CenterPoint Industrial Park. According to Elwood Police, Garza "had been selling stolen Samsung electronics on eBay and other online websites. Investigators learned that Garza had also been renting storage units in Joliet to hide and load the stolen merchandise." patch.com

Bellevue, WA: Man charged in $185,000 Jewelry Grab & Run,
leaves medical card behind

It was a fumble of pocket papers that led Bellevue police to the arrest of an Issaquah man after he allegedly stole about 35 rings valued at more than $183,550. On Feb. 27, at about 6:16 p.m., officers arrived at Olsen and Sons jewelry store, located inside the Factoria Mall. After shopping for 30 mins, comparing rings..the suspect allegedly then grabbed all of the ring trays and bolted for the door. Papers fell from the suspect's jacket pocket. The employee later returned to the papers and discovered the suspect's Amerigroup insurance identification cards. They listed the suspect's name and date of birth. Working with Police, the employee and witness positively identified the suspect using a photo on Facebook. issaquahreporter.com

Jefferson County, TX: Six suspects indicted on organized crime charges
in connection with AT&T store burglary

An Auto-Theft Task Force Detective said the suspects are connected to at least 50 other cases, including auto-burglaries and thefts dating back to early 2018.

Canyon Country, CA: Shoplifters Arrested, Booked On Felony Grand Theft
Santa Clarita County Deputies arrested two individuals Tuesday after they allegedly stole thousands of dollars of merchandise from a Canyon Country Home Depot in February. hometownstation.com

New Milford, CT: NY man charged in $48, 000 armed robbery of Verizon store

North Londonderry Township, PA: Female serial shoplifter busted on 3rd attempt in a week at Walmart; walked out with over $800 of merchandise

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Shootings & Deaths

Radnor Township, PA: Gunman used possible assault rifle to kill woman inside Wawa Store, Police identify shooter
Police have identified the man suspected of murdering a woman inside of the Wawa Thursday night. Authorities said Brian Kennedy, 34, is the man who shot a woman to death inside of a Wawa on the 100 block of Sugartown Road in Radnor Township. According to investigators, Kennedy was located in Thornbury Park around 11 p.m. Thursday in the black BMW sedan that was spotted fleeing the shooting scene. Police said they found a rifle believed to be used in the murder of the 37-year-old woman inside the vehicle. Investigators said there were several customers were inside the Wawa at 8:30 p.m. when the shooting occurred. 6abc.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Justin Bieber says cops questioned him over designer sneakers
Apparently, the Los Angeles police are not fans of Virgil Abloh's high-fashion designs. Justin Bieber, 25, says he got stopped by law enforcement on Wednesday while wearing a pair of the Off-White designer's sneakers. The reimagined tan Nike Air Max shoes feature Abloh's signature plastic tag on the laces, which Bieber says cops mistook for a store security tag.

Apparently not a sneakerhead, the cop thought that Bieber might have stolen the rare shoes, the "Sorry" singer said on his Instagram Stories. "Virgil, my god, bro. You freaking - you're killing me, man!" he exclaimed while showing off the shoes, which he paired with corduroy pants from his own House of Drew clothing line. "I had to tell him, 'Bro, it's just fashion," Bieber explained. "I don't know. He's like, 'It sure looks like a security tag.'" Bieber, however, said he let the officer examine the plastic tag, which does not have any writing on it. The limited-edition sneakers, which originally launched in January at $160, are now coveted by Abloh fans around the world and are available at secondhand retailers for upwards of $500. pagesix.com

Yucaipa, CA: San Bernardino County Deputies hit the Lotto
Rack of lottery tickets recovered for recent are Burglary

Deputies recovered dozens of stolen lottery tickets Thursday after authorities recognized the suspected thief from a previous encounter, the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department said. Emilio Javier Hernandez, 47, was arrested Thursday for multiple felony charges. nbclosangeles.com

Rhodhiss, NC: Police investigating after five robberies at convenience stores in the foothills

Fort Worth, TX: Men accused of tying up cellphone store employee, robbing 10 stores indicted

Boston, MA: 3 men charged federally in Brockton T-Mobile robbery

Queens, NY: Gun Runners brought a 13-year-old boy along to help with a deal, sold 23 firearms to undercover cops


Worchester, MA: 'Career B&E guy' from RI gets 5 years in break-in at Douglas Dunkin'


C-Store - Terre Haute, IN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Burke County, NC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Chattanooga, TN - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Burke County, NC - Armed Robbery
Gun Store - Funkstown, MD - Burglary
Liquor Store - Yucaipa, CA - Burglary
Liquor Store - Gardner, MA - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Shaker Height, OH - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Hamilton, OH - Armed Robbery
Pawn Shop - Newport News, VA - Burglary
Pharmacy - Hull, IA - Burglary
Pharmacy - Farmingdale, NY - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Lower Paxton, PA - Armed Robbery (Rite Aid)
Pharmacy - Port Richey, FL - Burglary
Restaurant - Buckeye, AZ - Burglary (Coffee)
Restaurant - Buckeye, AZ - Burglary (Domino's)
Restaurant - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary (Dunkin' Donuts)
Restaurant - Newtown, PA - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Suffolk , VA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Truckee, CA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
12 robberies
8 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed


Weekly Totals:
81 robberies
39 burglaries
2 shootings
2 killed


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