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Jayson Sutton was promoted to Assistant Vice President - Loss Prevention for Ross Stores.
Jayson previously held the title of Sr. Director of Loss Prevention and has been with the retailer since 2010, when he held the position of Regional Loss Prevention Director. Jayson has also held positions with Checkpoint Systems as National Account Manager, Target as Group Assets Protection Team Leader and Toys R Us as National Loss Prevention Manager. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Project Management from the University of Phoenix. Congratulations Jayson!

 


 

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"Fight for $15" Minimum Wage Protestors to target McDonalds
locations April 14th
Organizers planning strikes & rallies outside stores in dozens of cities nationwide

The move is intended to build on a campaign to lift wages and revitalize union enrollment by spotlighting working conditions at the world's biggest hamburger chain. Already, a wave of demonstrations that began in New York City in late 2012 has made low pay a major political issue and helped spur the passage of higher local minimum wages around the country.

The "Fight for $15" campaign is being backed by the Service Employees International Union, whose members include nursing home workers and janitors who stand to benefit when the wage floor is raised. Although McDonald's has been a primary target, organizers have expanded the campaign in hopes of mobilizing new swaths of workers including adjunct professors and airport workers. For April 14, organizers say they're focusing on McDonald's because of its size and ability to influence pay practices throughout the economy.  crainsnewyork.com

No Evidence - No Case - No Blame
Tyco Wants Directed Verdict In Insurer's $60M Heist Suit
Security system giant Tyco asked a Miami federal court on Wednesday to direct the verdict in its favor in its trial with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly's insurer over responsibility for a $60 million Prozac and Zyprexa heist at a Connecticut warehouse.

Tyco Integrated Security LLC asked for a directed verdict, saying that the insurer had not presented enough evidence at trial to make a case that Tyco was responsible for the drug heist there by burglars who disabled the alarm system.

"National Union called three experts in this jury trial and none of them can identify what confidential TycoIS information the burglars had, how they obtained it, and who gave it to them. And none of National Union's witnesses tied any improper TycoIS conduct or the storage of confidential information or even the location of TycoIS's servers to Florida," Tyco said. "National Union is at a worse place than where it started."

Those experts included two men who testified that Tyco had holes in its policies but, according to the filing, didn't tie those holes to the specific warehouse in question.

Eli Lilly never blamed the security company and that "the alarm system worked," Sander said. "Eli Lilly did an investigation and concluded that the system functioned as designed and ADT followed its protocol." law360.com

StopLift Checkout Vision Systems has detected 1.5M+ incidents of scan-avoidance at checkouts at retailers around the world
StopLift's Scan-It-All video recognition technology has confirmed more than 1.5 million-plus incidents, which include "sweethearting", when cashiers pretend to scan merchandise but deliberately bypass the scanner, thus not charging the customer for the merchandise. The customer is often a friend, family member or fellow employee working in tandem with the cashier. Many scan avoidance incidents are also caused by customers using self-checkout.

StopLift's patented Scan-It-All video analytics technology visually determines what occurs during each transaction to immediately distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent behavior at the checkout. As soon as a scan avoidance incident occurs, StopLift, which constantly monitors 100% of the security video, flags the transaction as suspicious. It quickly reports the incident, identifying the cashier or customer and the date and time of the theft. This includes incidents which may be due to mistakes by the cashier or customer at self-checkout as well as items left in the shopping cart. stoplift.com

Smartvue® IoT Video Service Now Bigger than YouTube
Uploading 28 Million Minutes of Video Surveillance Daily
Smartvue Corporation today announced that it uploads more video everyday than YouTube. Smartvue customers, which include Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications among others, are now uploading more than 28 million minutes of video surveillance daily from tens of thousands of devices connected to the IoT platform.

Smartvue offers customized video surveillance services that can be integrated with or embedded into existing products to help service businesses and hardware manufacturers create new recurring revenue. The service is available for residential and commercial customers in 140 countries worldwide. Since the company launched its IoT platform, customers have driven cloud video surveillance at a rate of more than 10 billion minutes of video annually from devices connected to the network.  prnewswire.com

Retail Jobs Cuts Jump 41%
"Trend Will Not Reverse"

Retail job cuts are on the rise, according to employment firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. So far this year, the retail sector has cut 31,832 workers from payrolls, a whopping 41 percent increase over the 22,502 jobs lost a year earlier.

Part of the explanation for the big increase is the bankruptcy of Sports Authority Inc. Challenger, though, pointed out that the weak holiday selling season caused many retailers to cut back. Plus, the change in consumer shopping habits to more online purchases has pushed retailers to close stores and layoff employees.

"Brick-and-mortar stores like Macy's, Nordstrom's and Wal-Mart are all showing the shift in resources," said Challenger. There are more online retail jobs being added, but they aren't enough to offset the store positions getting cut. Challenger reported that the apparel sector has not laid out any hiring plans as of March, while the retail industry said it would add 5,200 new employees.

He also added that increasing employee costs were also another piece of the layoffs.

Challenger said this trend will not reverse. "A large chunk of spending is coming from Millennials and that is a group that is absolutely comfortable shopping online," he said. wwd.com

Customs Cracks Down on Imports Made by Forced Labor
New Law - No Rules Yet - Could Seize Billions
Trade Associations Weigh In - Retailers Worried
In a move that could have significant implications for retailers and fashion brands that import billions of dollars' worth of merchandise from around the globe, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a detention order on several products imported from a Chinese company for allegedly being made by forced labor.

The move followed the enactment of legislation in February that removed a decades-old exemption limiting the authority of Customs to detain goods that were suspected of being made by forced labor. The new law has also left a lot of unanswered questions for importers, such as on what information authorities had based the detention and how U.S. companies with goods in detention could prove they were not made by forced labor.

While most brands and retailers take diligent steps through corporate social responsibility policies not to use forced or child labor in their supply chains, the illegal practice is still often used by factories, farmers and mining companies in numerous countries worldwide.

Jonathan Gold, vice president of supply chain and customs policy at the National Retail Federation, said the detention raises concerns, noting that retailers are waiting to hear from Customs what the process will be and what the new Customs rules will look like.

"Kerlikowske said yesterday they will be open and transparent, and work with NGOs and importers on the new process," Gold said. "There are still a lot of questions about how it is going to work and there is concern surrounding what procedural mechanisms there will be and if goods are detained, how you get them free and clear."

He added, "There needs to be a process in place for investigations to see whether or not the claims are accurate. That's what Customs is in the process of putting together and, hopefully, it will provide more clarity once they put out guidance."

Hun Quach, vice president of international trade at the Retail Industry Leaders Association said, "From a compliance perspective, that would cost us a lot of money to prove every single time for every shipment that we are compliant. This would be on top of the millions of dollars retailers spend on customs compliance and responsible sourcing. With CBP's limited resources, we would want them to take a risk-based approach." wwd.com

Macy's Brass Sees Incentive Bonuses Cut to Zero After Weak Year
Macy's Inc., the largest U.S. department-store company, cut its executives' incentive bonuses to zero after missing revenue and expense targets in 2015. The board decided to award no bonuses after falling short of its sales, cash flow and earnings goals, Macy's said Wednesday in a regulatory filing. Excluding changes in the value of his pension, Chief Executive Officer Terry Lundgren was paid $11.6 million in 2015, an 8.6 percent decrease from the $12.7 million he received in 2014.

The target bonus accounted 23 percent of the other executives' compensation packages, half of which were paid in equity. bloomberg.com

FTC Witness & Regional Office Supply Owner Says No One Can Compete with Office Depot & Staples
They Own "Pretty Much all of that business" on national level

The CEO of Massachusetts-based W.B. Mason Inc. told a D.C. federal judge Wednesday that no one can compete with Staples or Office Depot for business-to-business office supplies nationwide. "Pretty much all of that business is held by Staples and Office Depot ... we have a lot of that, but they have a lot more and I mean they have a lot," he said.

As the agency's case against the merger draws towards a close, the FTC could put its economic expert, University of California-Berkely professor Carl Shapiro, on the stand Thursday. law360.com

Division LP Director California - For Dollar General posted today
Let's Grow Together! We are a fast-moving Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 12,000 stores and 12 distribution centers in 43 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation and teamwork. At Dollar General, you can see a clear and fast path to career growth and success. We are committed to attracting talented and motivated people who can advance our mission of "Serving Others." brassring.com

Charlotte Russe post Corporate Loss Prevention Manager job in San Francisco

Calif. Nike Assistant Store Managers Lose Cert. Bid In OT Row
 


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NRF Releases Three New Resources to Help Retailers Protect Data
The Association for Retail Technology Standards announced today several new resources to help retailers safeguard their data. ARTS, part of NRF's Technology Leadership Community is dedicated to helping retailers and solution providers identify, adopt and integrate current and emerging information technology standards.

"Protecting customer relationships and important enterprise data is a top priority for retailers," NRF Vice President of Retail Technology Tom Litchford said. "Data security is everyone's job and these resources will hopefully enhance collaboration between software developers and security professionals with the goal to improve it."

The three new security programs designed by ARTS exclusively for retailers include:

ARTS Cybersecurity Primer is intended for non-security experts such as data enterprise architects and those who develop and implement various IT systems, networks or applications within an organization.

ARTS Data Privacy Primer provides a base for architects and product managers to recognize what data is classified as sensitive and what the risk is.

ARTS Data Classification Template provides a basis for retailers to begin developing their own data classification models without having to start from scratch.

Both primers and the data classification template are now available for download, on NRF.com.

Lamps Plus Hit With Employee Class Action After Data Breach
Hacker posed as employee to get info
Lamps Plus Inc., the recent target of a hacker who allegedly obtained employee IRS information, was slapped Tuesday with a proposed class action in California federal court accusing it of failing to protect sensitive personal information belonging to about 1,300 workers.

The suit accuses the nation's largest lighting retailer and associated entities of "cutting corners" on security measures that could have prevented or mitigated the breach, in which the hacker allegedly posed as an employee for the nation's largest lighting retailer. law360.com

Researchers find undetected insider threats in 100% of companies
New research from cyber security firm Imperva has shown the true extent of the issue- it found that insider threat events were found in 100% of the environments, confirming suspicions that they go routinely undetected.

Insiders - be they employees, contractors, business associates or partners - pose the biggest risk to enterprise data since they are granted trusted access to sensitive data.

'Enterprises need to have granular visibility into which users are accessing data, and more importantly, the actual queries and data accessed by each user. This deep level of insight proved critical to separating actual incidents from anomalies.'

The research found that while all of the customers involved in the study had the 'right' security layers in place, they were not able to identify many types of compromising, negligent, or malicious behavior.  information-age.com

MasterCard Sees Continued Momentum in U.S. EMV Adoption
Today, MasterCard provided an update on how its cardholders, partners and customers are adopting the safer, more secure EMV chip technology: More than two-thirds - 67 percent - of U.S.-issued MasterCard-branded consumer credit cards now feature chips. This represents a 51 percent increase in the number of consumer credit cards with chips in market since the October 1, 2015 liability shift. Consumers can use their chip cards in more places, as 1.2 million U.S. merchant locations - an increase of 121 percent - have turned on their terminals and are accepting chip card payments. ● In addition to national retail chains, approximately one million local and regional merchant locations are accepting chip cards. businesswire.com

Cyber insurance rates fall with lull in major hacks
A lull in high-profile data breaches prompted insurers to cut cyber insurance rates for high-risk businesses such as retailers and healthcare companies during the first three months of this year, according to insurance industry brokers. The dip comes after sudden rate hikes for many firms last year in the wake of a spate of attacks on Home Depot Inc, Target Corp, Anthem Inc and others.

The average price companies in high-risk industries paid for $1 million in cyber insurance coverage fell 13 percent to $18,756 in the first three months of 2016, according to broker Marsh, a unit of Marsh & McLennan Cos Inc. It said the average premium rose 28 percent last year to $21,642 for comparable buyers in industries such as retail and healthcare.

"Pricing has stabilized," said Marsh cyber insurance executive Robert Parisi. "There is only so far things can go before people choke and say 'I've had enough.'" reuters.com
 

 


 

The Zellman Group Legal Team Spotlight

The civil recovery statutes are frequently under scrutiny as a result of abuses in the industry. There have been several attempts to repeal or change these statutes recently. Repeal or significant change to the statutes will adversely impact Loss Prevention departments. The Zellman Group is managed by retail executives with intimate knowledge of Loss Prevention in the retail and food service sectors. The Zellman Group continues to work closely with state Retail Merchant Associations to ensure the protection of current recovery statutes. The Zellman Group is a leader in Risk Adverse Civil Recovery. Staying true to this approach, The Zellman Group is PCI compliant and maintains an SSAE 16.

The Zellman Group's Risk Adverse approach to Civil Recovery is lead by our Chief Counsel, Michael Ira Asen with our extended team of attorneys.

Michael Ira Asen, is licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey. He is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeal, Second and Third Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Asen has more than 40 years of legal practice. He has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, the highest professional rating available to lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell.

Our attorneys include:

 




 
Ronald D. Halpern was admitted to the Minnesota Bar 1974; he was admitted to both the California Bar and to the Washington D.C. Bar in 1978. He is also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit. Mr. Halpern is a graduate of Princeton University, cum laude. California civil recovery cases are reviewed and managed by Mr. Halpern.

 
Martin J. Horn was admitted to North Carolina Bar in 1991. Mr. Horn is admitted to practice in Federal Court. All North Carolina civil recovery cases are reviewed and managed by Mr. Horn.


 
A. Craig Abrahamson was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1979, admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1982 and admitted to Missouri Bar in 1991. Mr. Abrahamson is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.

 
Alan Scheinthal was admitted to Texas Bar in 1985. Mr. Scheinthal is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.

 
Christopher M. Boedefeld was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2004 and the U.S. District Court Eastern Division of Missouri in 2009.
Matthew Baker was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1986.

 
Robert T. Collins was admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar in 1990 and the U.S. District Court, Puerto Rice and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit in 1994.


 
Alexander R. Ferrante was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1985, admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1985 and admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 2006. Mr. Ferrante is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Marc Lazenby was admitted to the West Virginia Bar in 1992.

 
Thomas Napierala was admitted to Wisconsin Bar in 1990. Mr. Napierala is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.

 
Mark A. Nelson was admitted to Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida in 1987.
Thomas Yeager was admitted to Maryland Bar in 1990.

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Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

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The Zellman Group is a loss prevention services and consulting company working in the retail, food service, and hospitality industries. From Analytics, Civil Recovery, eCommerce Fraud Detection and Operations, their proven solutions provide measureable results for companies of any size or segment. In this LPNN interview, Zellman Group CEO Stuart Levine talks about the investments they've made in people and technology and the risk-averse approach they take to civil recovery. While Stan Welch, VP of Business Development, tells us how his prior experience working with TZG as a VP of LP on the retail side led him to join Zellman's all-star team. 
 


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E-Commerce Boom Roils Trucking Industry
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Wait until Drones Start Delivering

Home deliveries hit truckers with bigger costs, more time spent; customer's driveway 'straight uphill.' A seismic change in the way Americans are shopping is affecting everything from how, when and where they make purchases to whether they pay with credit cards or mobile clicks. The transformation is rocking retail and shipping and rippling through real estate, banking and tech.

It is also roiling trucking, which is caught in a tug-of-war with shippers and parcel carriers over who should pay for the true price of delivering e-commerce, especially the ever-bigger items consumers are ordering. As they struggle with unanticipated costs, truckers are weighing whether to specialize, partner or ratchet up prices, which would pressure shippers and maybe consumers.

E-commerce comprises 10% to 20% of deliveries in the $35 billion trucking industry segment called LTL or "less-than-truckload." Truck drivers, used to moving efficiently from one loading dock to another, must now juggle big, often heavy and more time-consuming home deliveries, too. Home deliveries are "the biggest thing this industry is dealing with right now."

UPS and FedEx Corp. FDX 0.66 % are raising prices for delivering big, heavy items such as kayaks and picnic tables that don't fit their automated systems and cut into profit margins. Both nearly doubled to $110 the extra fee on oversize items in their parcel ground networks in November. In March FedEx said soon it will assess a special handling surcharge to even more packages.

"Nobody's figured out the cost side," he says. "Everybody is scrambling." wsj.com

Recurly Teams Up with Kount to Help Subscription-Based Merchants Combat Fraud
Recurly, Inc., the enterprise-class subscription management platform, today announced a partnership with Kount, a leading provider of online and mobile fraud detection and prevention solutions to offer anti-fraud services focused on the needs of subscription-based merchants. Together, Kount and Recurly protect the revenue of subscription-based businesses from the losses and operational overhead caused by card-not-present fraud. prnewswire.com

73% of American firms targets of payments fraud in 2015

Walmart takes on Alibaba and Amazon in China with Walmart Global Shop launch

 

 

Fencing Operator Gets Prison: Owner of JT's Buy and Sell shop in Lebanon sentenced to year in state prison for ORC
The operator of the now-closed JT's Buy and Sell shop in downtown Lebanon will serve a minimum of nearly a year in state prison for his involvement in a ring that bought and sold merchandise stolen from area retailers. Judge Charles T. Jones Jr. on Wednesday sentenced Larry A. Jones to 11 months to five years on charges of corrupt organizations, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, violating the Pawnbrokers License Act, organized retail theft, receiving stolen property, conspiracy and prohibited offensive weapons

The charges were filed after a 15-month investigation by the Lebanon County Drug Task Force. The judge also ordered Jones to pay fines totaling $4,500 and restitution of $5,732 to Home Depot and Wal-Mart.

Nichole Eisenhart, assistant district attorney, said a significant amount of the items that police inventoried had been stolen. When police executed a search warrant at the store and a warehouse that Jones used, they found new merchandise that had stolen from area retailers, Eisenhart said. People addicted to drugs went into area stores, stole items and sold them at Jones' store to get money to buy their drugs, Eisenhart said.

Law enforcement became aware of the ring after police arrested a woman on shoplifting charges. During a search of her vehicle, police found a handwritten list of items, including specific model numbers. The woman told police that she had been given the list by an employee at JT's Buy and Sell and was told she would get more items from the buy and sell store for items on the list.

Dwaine Wike, 39, of 543 Maple St., Lebanon, a former employee of the store, was charged with corrupt organizations, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, organized retail theft and receiving stolen property, conspiracy, persons not to possess a firearm, and a violation of the Pawnbroker's License Act. He pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced May 25. idnews.com

$500,000 Major CC Fraud Gang Busted in Atlanta hitting Best Buy Stores
Atlanta police have broken up a major credit card fraud operation totaling more than half a million dollars. Investigators found nearly 400 fake credit cards inside an apartment along with multiple card-making machines.

Detective Stapler says when he and the first responding Atlanta police officer walked inside Shaunice Graham and Marvin Cato's southeast Atlanta apartment, they knew they had just discovered a major fraudulent credit card operation. I think I counted about 366 fraudulent credit cards, all forgeries, that they probably made right there in the apartment," said Stapler.

"We found out that these numbers were issued from banks all over the world. It appears that they were getting these stolen credit card numbers from a website then downloading them and encoding the credit cards with the numbers," said Stapler.

According to the police report, detectives say the couple would go to Best Buy and buy computers with the fake credit cards then come back, return the computers for Best Buy gift cards which they found all over the apartment. "We recovered $330,000 of computers out of the apartment that day," said Stapler.  wsbtv.com

CC Fraud Gang of Four Busted Planning Menards Hit in Chicago Area
Morton Grove Police Commander Paul Yaras said the four men were carrying out a plan to open fraudulent lines of credit to buy expensive home improvement tools prior to their arrest March 5 at the Menards store in Morton Grove, where police found fake identification cards and credit cards in the names of the victims.
The men allegedly admitted to police they had obtained the fake documents from someone on the south side who met them in a basement a few days prior to their arrest. They were given a list of high-priced items and were instructed to go to retail stores to use instant lines of credit opened under victim's names, police said. They then planned to resell the items and use the money to buy heroin, according to statements two of the offenders made to police.

Arrested in the theft ring were Bobby Gordan, 60, of the 300 block of North Keystone Avenue, Chicago; Earl Stanley Rawls, 61, of the 9000 block of South Princeton Avenue, Chicago; Jesse Richard Thomas 51, of the 3200 block of North 171st Place, Hammond, Ind.; and Brian Washburn, 42, of the 4200 block of West Monroe Avenue, River Grove. chicagotribune.com

CC Fraud Gang of 4 Busted in Calhoun County, MI., With 150 Cloned Cards
Deputies say they arrested four people after finding more than 150 stolen or cloned credit cards. On Wednesday, Calhoun County sheriff's deputies received a report of a possible credit card fraud near Marshall.

Deputies found the suspect vehicle with four occupants from the Chicago area. After searching the vehicle, deputies found more than 150 stolen or cloned credit cards from foreign countries, several thousands of dollars in cash and more than 60 cartons of cigarettes. woodtv.com

Portland, OR: 2 accused of stealing $30,000 in baby formula, Rogaine,
then selling items online
Two people were arrested on Tuesday after Oregon City police say they stole more than $30,000 in merchandise from several Portland-area stores over five months, then sold the items online. Jayson M. Elmore, 39, and Jaclyn R. Syth, 27, were arrested near Milwaukie, and each faces five counts of first-degree theft. They are accused of stealing and reselling dental care products, baby formula, Rogaine, antacids and other items from more than 10 Safeway and Albertsons stores between August 2015 and December 2015, according to Oregon City police Sgt. Matt Paschall. The arrests came after loss prevention workers contacted Oregon City police about the alleged thefts last November, Paschall said. oregonlive.com

Owatonna, MN: Woman charged in February $1,300 toothbrush theft
Multi-State Theft Ring Busted
A second suspect has been charged and has missed her first court hearing in a February shoplifting noticed when a store employee spotted a suspect in other thefts around the country. Krystie Louis, 22, of Houston, Texas, is charged with felony conspiracy to commit theft and aiding and abetting theft and misdemeanor fleeing from a police officer by a means other than a motor vehicle. Louis was arrested alongside Theodore Haugland, 27, of Chicago on Feb. 6 after a Kohl's employee recognized Haugland and his vehicle from a nationwide Kohl's bulletin that described them stealing from stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Minnesota. The suspects would take a bulky, less expensive item out of its box, fill the box with smaller, more expensive items, reseal the box and put it back on the shelf, where a female accomplice would later find and purchase it. Found in the car was a box for a $20 toaster containing about $1,350 worth of electric toothbrushes. southernminn.com



Marshall, TX: Surveillance video released in $1,200 East Texas Optical store theft
The Marshall, Texas Police Department has released surveillance video of a theft that happened last week. Police say on Wednesday, March 23, four females entered Texas State Optical and took about $1,200 worth of merchandise. ksla.com



Thibodaux, LA: Three arrested on felony theft charges; clothing to candy bars
On Monday, March 28, a Thibodaux Police were conducting a business check in when he met up with 19-year-old Jamal Westley. Westley was allegedly acting nervous when the officer saw he had multiple hats on his head, along with a body pillow and open pack of T-shirts under his arm. As the officer was checking with store personnel, Westley set off the theft prevention alarm at the door. The suspect allegedly began to evade the officer by walking at a fast pace, while another suspect, 24-year-old Damon Brown, rode an electric scooter beside him. The officer caught up to the suspects by their car which was parked by the side of the business. Police found Christy White, 25, sitting inside of the car, and discovered an active warrant for her arrest. During the investigation, police say they recovered over $730 in stolen merchandise along with suspected marijuana and legend drugs. ksla.com

Corpus Christi, TX: Three Shoplifters caught stealing $700 of merchandise from Dillard's

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Shootings

Fontana, CA: Man stabs himself to death inside Target store
A man stabbed himself to death Wednesday morning inside a Target store. Fontana police say surveillance video at about 11 a.m. shows the unidentified man walk into the store on Summit Avenue, head over to the kitchen section, remove a knife from its packaging and stab himself. "Upon arrival, our officers located an individual with an apparent self-inflicted stabbing wound to the torso area," said Martha Guzman-Hurtado, police spokeswoman. "It appears that this incident is suicide." sbsun.com

Columbus, GA: Most Wanted: 18 year old wanted in Peachtree Mall Shooting
It's been four days since the fatal shooting of a man inside of a Columbus Mall, and police need your help locating the person responsible. Columbus police continue to search for the man who opened fire inside Peachtree Mall. You can help them solve this case and help put a killer behind bars. Xzavaien Jones, 18, is the man Columbus police are searching for, and he's on the run. Police say Jones opened fire outside the food court of Peachtree Mall Saturday evening. When the smoke cleared, 24-year old Anthony Meredith was shot multiple times and died from his injuries a few hours later. wtoc.com

Orange Co, FL: Shoppers on edge after shooting at Americana Plaza; 11 rounds fired
Businesses and customers of an Orange County shopping center are upset after two shootings inside of a week. A security guard, Manuel Santiago Beltran, 42, was working his first shift at the Americana Plaza when he was shot in the leg Tuesday night. The guard was hired after a Pizza Hut pizza delivery driver was shot and killed in the parking lot Friday. "Rarely stay up here. They shoot at each other like cowboys," said local resident Gregory Ruiz. Shoppers like Ruiz say the level of violence at the Americana Plaza is getting out of control and they're tired of it. wesh.com

Pensacola, FL: Shooting victim found outside Family Dollar store
A gunshot victim was found inside a vehicle outside of a Pensacola business on Wednesday afternoon. The shooting victim was found in the parking lot of the Family Dollar on Cervantes Street and A Street. Pensacola Police is investigating the shooting. weartv.com

Richmond, VA: Bond hearing reveals details of Walmart shooting on March 16th Both attorneys agreed that Hicks was carrying a gun, but they disagreed whether it stayed tucked in his waistband or was drawn when Hicks approached a man who was loading a television into his car. They each confirmed that Hicks had an earlier disagreement with the man about money, that there had been a scuffle, and that the gun went off, injuring both Hicks and the other man. richmond.com


Robberies & Thefts

Dekalb Co, GA: Thieves cut hole in roof of gun range to steal guns, ammunition Police are looking for some burglars who climbed on the roof of a gun range, cut a hole in the roof and stole about 20 guns and ammunition. Wednesday morning, managers at the Range, Guns & Safe gun range and store in Tucker arrived at work and disarmed the alarm system only to find broken glass all over the floor. Police said the burglars also took more than 1,000 bullets. wsbtv.com

Birmingham, AL: Joplin woman faces Federal charges for four-state crime spree A federal grand jury indicted a Joplin woman Wednesday on eight counts related to a multistate crime spree that ended Feb. 5 when police shot and killed her boyfriend and captured her in Florida. joplinglobe.com

Mobile, AL: Carjacking outside Dollar General
Mobile Police are investigating a carjacking Wednesday night. The crime happened around 8 p.m. at a Dollar General store on Three Notch Road. A silver Ford Fusion was stolen. No injuries reported. fox10tv.com

Annapolis, MD: Man Charged In Annapolis Mall Video Voyeurism Incident
The victim, 16 years old, was in a Forever 21 dressing room about 4:30 p.m. when she noticed a man, later identified as Silvestre, angling his cellphone towards her from a neighboring dressing room, according to Anne Arundel County Police. When she confronted the suspect and asked him what he was doing, he immediately left the dressing room. cbslocal.com

Mobile, AL: Police investigate a series of Armed Robberies: one arrested, seeking 6 suspects

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