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  April 8, 2015


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Jonathan Rosman was named President for STANLEY Security Retail.  Jonathan has over 20 years of experience, having held high-level positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and, most recently, as the Vice President, Business Development for Honeywell Security before joining STANLEY Security in 2014. Rosman is committed to delivering superior physical and digital solutions and world class customer service focused on retailers' loss prevention, asset protection and business intelligence needs. He and his team are leveraging the latest in electronic security solutions, including electronic article surveillance (EAS), automatic doors, big data / analytics and exception based reporting to drive tangible results for their retail customers. Jonathan graduated from Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business with his Bachelor's of Science in Management. Congratulations Jonathan!

Cory Cook
was promoted to Supply Chain Senior Manager Loss Prevention for JCPenney.  Cory was previously the Corporate Loss Prevention Senior Manager for the retailer and has been with them for over eight years. He was on the loss prevention team at Sears Holdings Corporation before that, and held such positions as Loss Prevention Manager, New Store LP Specialist, and Territory Loss Prevention Manager. Congratulations Cory!








STANLEY Security Establishes New Retail Vertical Market Group, Appoints President  STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, announces that it has established a new vertical market group focused on directly supporting and enhancing the customer experience within the retail market. STANLEY Security has appointed Jonathan Rosman as President, STANLEY Security Retail, effective immediately. As part of the broader vertical market solutions division, these new dedicated market groups are more equipped to better serve and offer optimized, highly intuitive and integrated security services to STANLEY Security's focused end-users. The dedicated retail vertical market group will deliver superior service to the company's extensive retail customer base, strengthened by a team of executive professionals with decades of experience in the security industry. This new initiative will allow STANLEY Security to more seamlessly offer differentiated, first-class technologies, solutions and services that effectively address the unique and advancing needs of the retail sector.

Women's Security Council - '10 named industry's Women of the Year' - Tyco Security Products Irene Lam honored  A diverse group of women, including high-placed executives and end users, are the recipients of the 2015 Women of the Year Awards from the Women's Security Council. Each was chosen from wide range of nominees, ranked on industry and work experience, volunteer roles within the industry and their communities and their reputation within the industry, according to a prepared statement from WSC. These impressive women ... strive to make an impact not only in the field of security, but also in the business sphere and community-at-large," Rhianna Daniels Hile, WSC director and CompassPR managing director, said in the statement. In that group Irene Lam, vice president of research and development and engineering, Tyco Security Products was included. The winners will be honored at a networking reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday-the eve of the official opening of ISC West-at Delmonico's at the Venetian in Las Vegas.  securitysystemnews.com

London's Jewelers Hit in Daring Vault Theft Over Easter Weekend - Millions Stolen - Pro's - Highly Organized  Over the Easter weekend thieves used the three days to break into London's Hatton Garden roof and down a lift shaft to access a vault that the jewelers use themselves in London's Jewelry Quarter. Reinforced with thick metal and concrete protection doors up to 2ft thick the thieves obviously had heavy cutting equipment and lots of time. Friday guards actually responded to an alarm, didn't see anything outside, and left without checking inside. Hitting 60 to 70 safety deposit boxes thieves made off with re-cut diamonds and gem's worth millions. "It's highly likely that any gems or jewellery will have already been sourced and out of the country. Hatton Garden is known as London's jewellery quarter and the safe deposit boxes are mainly used by local jewelers to store loose diamonds in packets. sky.com

The Point of Sale Industry Transitions to EMV. What progress thus far? It isn't going smoothly!  Point of Sale publication reached out to five hundred members of the Point of Sale community, including hardware and software vendors, value-added-resellers and others, to get a reading as to how the implementation of EMV is going.  Resellers -  What we heard: U.S. implementation seems to be moving at a snail's pace. - There's lot's of activity including misinformation, fear based marketing and just general confusion. - Although it's a change, most of our customers are excited about the fact that it will reduce the amount of theft that currently exists. They are concerned with putting in new card devices that can handle EMV and the costs associated with it. With all of the advanced notice from the PCI Security Council, we believe that most of our customer base will make the standard deadline date leaving only a few to carry over to after holiday season. - It's a slow go right to the end. Most new things are not in place yet. - We are finding that the processor, gateways and processing equipment vendors are falling behind schedule. This is particularly acute with many of the smaller players are finding that they do not have the financial and employee resources to meet the timing of the looming EMV deadline. - Most Customers are confused and Numb - I have found that merchants are not prepared for EMV, nor do they seem to be looking to update their point of sale(POS) terminals. - For real protection, EMV is nothing without Point-to-Point Encryption. - It looks like it will be a train wreck in late summer as all the gateways try to get certified at the same time. There seems to be a bit of frustration, confusion and concern - participants are optimistic, or resigned, but have the ball and are running with it. It looks like the entire POS industry - from hardware manufacturer and software vendor, to channel partners and distributors , right down to the merchants, are in for a busy summer, fall and winter! pointofsale.com

Corporate Boards Turn Focus to Tech Strategy, Weaknesses
About 27% of board members are dissatisfied with the quality of the material they see about their companies' technology strategies, and 40% say they don't get enough, according to a survey of 1,013 public-company directors by the National Association of Corporate Directors. FedEx Corp. is one of the relatively few boards with a committee dedicated to technology, the Information Technology Oversight Committee. FedEx board members typically receive a dashboard on their iPads that includes metrics about how much of the time the system is operating properly, IT spending, staffing levels and milestones for key projects that are under way. "They're not counting that stuff but are interested in trends," including digital interactions with customers, Mr. Carter said. Generally, tech committees look at IT in terms of both risks and rewards. They strategize with corporate leaders about liabilities, such as security and compliance problems, as well as how to apply technology proactively to gain competitive advantages. Just over 5% of public companies have such committees, but the numbers are increasing. wsj.com

Published Monday in the Daily - Negotiating with Cybercriminals? - See below article and think again!  A survey of 250 security professionals at U.S.-based companies by ThreatTrack Security found 70% opposed to having their company negotiate with cybercriminals to get back stolen data or restore encrypted files. Two-thirds of respondents said they are concerned about negative reactions from employees and customers if the company was found to have negotiated with cybercriminals. The survey found 59% saying insurance companies should offer as part of their cyber policies riders that would allow a third party to negotiate on behalf of the company. Forty-four percent said the government should be notified immediately and given complete access to networks to investigate extortion attempts. "Rapid detection and elimination of threats, and the ability to restore encrypted data, will neutralize the incentives that are driving cybercrime extortion and help ensure security professionals will not have to face this difficult choice," said Stuart Itkin, ThreatTrack's senior vice president.  wsj.com

Police department pays ransom after hackers encrypt department's data
Last December, cyberterrorists hacked into servers belonging to the Tewksbury Police Department, encrypted the data stored, and later asked for a $500 bitcoin ransom to be paid before department officials could regain control of their files. For about five days, police systems in Tewksbury were down as the FBI, DHS, Massachusetts State Police, and two private sector firms worked to restore the department’s data before paying the ransom. According to the DHS Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), CryptoLocker is a malware campaign which surfaced in 2013. It is a new variant of ransomware that restricts access to infected computers until victims provide payment to the hackers. The Tewksbury Town Crier reports that CryptoLocker has the ability to find and encrypt files located within shared network drives, USB drives, external hard drives, and all other drives and files connected to the affected computer or server. Police Chief Timothy Sheehan said the virus basically rendered us in-operational, with respect to the software we use to run the Police Department. Once hit with this kind of ransomware, only two alternatives are available," said Sheehan. If the files cannot be decrypted, then you must go to the most recent back-up. If a recent back-up isn't available, the ransom must be paid." Stroz Friedberg, a digital forensics and security firm, helped Tewksbury in the bitcoin transaction, refusing to take a fee because the experience would become valuable when serving the private sector. homelandsecuritynewswire.com

SEC Tells Companies To Evaluate Employment Pacts & Confidentiality Agreements - You can't stop whistleblowers  The Securities and Exchange Commission is trying to send a clear signal with Wednesday's settlement with KBR over confidentiality agreements: companies need to scrutinize their employment agreements to make sure they don't muzzle whistleblowers-or else. The SEC announced a settlement with KBR Inc. over allegations it used employment agreements that could have prevented whistleblowers from reporting to the SEC, a move that marks the agency's first-ever enforcement action of this kind. The important message from this case is that all companies that are using confidentiality agreements need to review those documents to ensure they don't contain language that runs afoul of the rule," said Andrew Ceresney, the SEC's enforcement director. Companies should similarly review other kinds of employment agreements too, he said. A number of similar investigations to KBR's are in progress, Mr. Ceresney said.  wsj.com

Wal-Mart Says It Doesn't Control Wal-Mex In Bribery Case
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. asked a New York federal court Monday to dismiss a putative class action over subsidiary Wal-Mex's alleged bribery of officials in Mexico, saying the shareholder suit is time-barred and Wal-Mart did not "control" the subsidiary under securities law. The company put forth a number of reasons why the suit over Wal-Mex American depositary shares, or ADRs, should not proceed, including a two-year statute of limitations that allegedly has expired and the contention that Wal-Mart is not in control of Wal-Mex under the law....  law360.com

Green Bay Police see 'spike' in ORC Gangs hitting Military Avenue  Trying to create networks with small businesses police are reaching out and educating the retailers. "Some of the retail theft rings, the organized groups of people will go from store to store to store. It's not uncommon for us to arrest somebody that maybe stole from a big box retailer over here, and they have stolen merchandise from a second store in their car at the time we arrest them," explains Muraski. That district accounts for 53 percent of all the city's retail thefts, mostly because that's where the businesses are. We want to get the word out that this is not the place to come and do your retail theft. We're concerned about this, and we're working on it and want to make this attractive to other businesses as well," adds Perron. wbay.com

ICE arrests 976 gang members and associates during 'Project Wildfire' surge
Nearly 1,000 gang members and associates from 239 different gangs were arrested in 282 cities across the U.S. during Project Wildfire, a six-week operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The operation targeted transnational criminal gangs and others associated with transnational criminal activity. dvidshub.net

Lord & Taylor Settles Suit Over Crashed Gay Wedding of LP Manager
A former Lord & Taylor LLC loss prevention manager who said her supervisor's "sick amusement" with her homosexuality ultimately forced her to resign dropped her lawsuit against the retailer Tuesday, two months after the sides apparently reached an agreement. Attorneys for Tashana Wright-Evelyn and the store, along with its parent company Hudson's Bay Co., filed a stipulation of dismissal in New York federal court, bringing an end to the discrimination and retaliation claims. Filed in October, the suit said store executives and human resources personnel stood by while Wright-Evelyn's boss' "demeaning fascination" with her sexual orientation intensified into his crashing her same-sex wedding. Wright-Evelyn alleged the harassment began when she informed her supervisor that she needed time off to get married, whereupon he asked to see a picture of the "lucky guy." When she informed him that she was marrying a woman, her supervisor "suddenly expressed surprise, smiled at plaintiff in a manner that made her very uncomfortable and insisted, 'I have to be there,'" according to the complaint. Wright-Evelyn says the supervisor did show up at her wedding, against her pleas not to do so, and also told her co-workers about her sexual orientation, who then also began to harass her, she alleged. Tuesday's filing comes after a mediator told U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest in February that the two sides had been able to reach an agreement on all issues during a court-ordered mediation. law360.com

US Embassy in Jordan calls off warning against mall visits
The U.S. Embassy in Amman has called off a warning to American citizens to stay away from upscale malls in Jordan's capital because of a possible threat of attacks. The embassy said Tuesday that "based on current information" the warning from late February is no longer in effect. Jordan is a key member of a U.S.-led military coalition against the extremist Islamic State group which holds large areas in neighboring Iraq and Syria. The embassy says extremists "continue to express interest in attacking malls, restaurants and other soft targets throughout the region and in Jordan." It urged visitors to public areas to be vigilant. 12newsnow.com

Man dies after forklift falls on him at Walmart, in Jefferson, La.

Dollar Tree will sell about 340 stores in Family Dollar deal, expects sale to close in May

Rite Aid's strong fiscal results portend significant growth in year ahead

March shopping activity springs up from February

Party City files for IPO, plans 350 new stores

Leslie's Poolmart plans 41 new stores

Report: Kroger to close, rebrand some Harris-Teeter stores

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Rite Aid Q4 comp's up 4.5% - pharmacy up 5.7%, front-end up 2%, revenue up 3.8%, full year comp's up 4.3% - pharmacy up 5.8%, front-end up 1.2%, revenue up 3.9%
Haverty's Q1 comp's up 3.8% with sales up 5%
Family Dollar Q2 up 0.5% with net sales up 3%

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STANLEY Security Establishes New Retail Vertical Market Group, Appoints President

Jonathan Rosman Appointed as President, STANLEY Security Retail

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - (April 8, 2015) - STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, announces that it has established a new vertical market group focused on directly supporting and enhancing the customer experience within the retail market. STANLEY Security has appointed Jonathan Rosman as President, STANLEY Security Retail, effective immediately.

As part of the broader vertical market solutions division, these new dedicated market groups are more equipped to better serve and offer optimized, highly intuitive and integrated security services to STANLEY Security's focused end-users. The dedicated retail vertical market group will deliver superior service to the company's extensive retail customer base, strengthened by a team of executive professionals with decades of experience in the security industry. This new initiative will allow STANLEY Security to more seamlessly offer differentiated, first-class technologies, solutions and services that effectively address the unique and advancing needs of the retail sector.

"By establishing a resolution-oriented team focused on direct customer relationships and the multifaceted development of high-tech retail solutions, STANLEY Security will be able to efficiently provide knowledgeable support and world-class service to a progressive market," said Jim Cannon, President, STANLEY Security. "We're thrilled to have Jon lead this team of dedicated security professionals, and we believe that he will be integral to enabling the success of STANLEY Security and our customers within the retail space."

Rosman has over 20 years of experience, having held high-level positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and, most recently, as the Vice President, Business Development for Honeywell Security before joining STANLEY Security in 2014. Rosman is committed to delivering superior physical and digital solutions and world class customer service focused on retailers' loss prevention, asset protection and business intelligence needs. He and his team are leveraging the latest in electronic security solutions, including electronic article surveillance (EAS), automatic doors, big data / analytics and exception based reporting to drive tangible results for their retail customers.

Rosman will join Jim Kopplin, newly appointed President of STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions and Marty Guay, President of STANLEY Healthcare as they lead the new vertical market division formation within STANLEY Security, serving the commercial, retail, healthcare, government, corrections, education, enterprise, global, and financial markets.

"This new vertical market division will allow STANLEY Security to deliver its wide-ranging expertise in security solutions development, proactive project management and highly advanced resources directly to our audience of vertically minded customers," Cannon said.

To learn more about the retail vertical market division, as well as STANLEY Security's broad range of retail-specific products, solutions and services, please visit www.stanleycss.com/retail, or STANLEY Security's booth (#27091) at ISC West 2015 in Las Vegas, April 15-17.



LPRC's Annual Board of Advisors Planning Meeting

Hosted by Tractor Supply on April 1-2

Last week the LPRC Board of Advisors held their Annual Strategic Planning Meeting. Over a two day period, the 2015 research agenda and working group priorities were established, including employee deviance, video analytics, and violent crime prevention initiatives. Plans were also developed for the annual IMPACT conference, held this year on October 5, 6 and 7 at the University of Florida campus. Finally, the LPRC's incredible growth was discussed, as the group has grown from 10 to over 45 major retailers working together with scientists to improve and develop LP methods and results.

If you would like to learn more or collaborate with the LPRC, please contact operations@lpresearch.org.

The LPRC Board of Advisors at their Annual Strategic Planning Meeting,
hosted by Tractor Supply last week in Nashville.



2014 Group LP Selfie Awards

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Gus, Amber, Joe, and Tony Mancino of NuTech National announce the three winners of the 2014 Group LP Selfie Awards. The Daily's "Get LP Social" program all started last summer when Chad McIntosh of Bloomingale's sent in a picture of he and his LP team, jokingly calling it a "group selfie." In just a few months, over 60 LP teams from across North America joined in on the fun, showing their pride to the industry with "Group LP Selfies" of their own. Find out which three LP teams won free pizza parties in our LIVE drawing from NYC this past January.

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The United States is the top market for e-commerce, followed by China and the United Kingdom - Will Reach $994B in '15  Although e-commerce remains less than 10% of total retail sales in the United Sates, it has seen consistent growth, and rose by 15% in 2014. Globally, online sales increased more than 20% in 2014 to almost $840 billion. chainstoreage.com

Russian Online sites - Scams Consumers
Easy Deals Consignment Group is a continuation of an ongoing scam that has gone on under many different names. some of the previous names are Esquer trading group, Colexo trading group, Insurian trading group, Buyerian trading group, Easy yard sale.com, A-hold transactions, Henson and Danielson trading, Wilson and Mitchell Consignments, Elite transactions.com, and now Easy Deals Consignment Group. all are fraud sites operating out of Russia. scamwarners.com

Why is e-commerce eyeing brick and mortar?
Even as online shopping sales continue to grow, more e-commerce players are proving that the physical space should not be ignored. Google recently opened its first-ever shop in London to sell Android phones, Chromebook laptops and other gadgets. Meanwhile, Amazon is reportedly exploring a new kind of retail vision to sell products in a brick-and-mortar setting. But how does an online retailer justify the cost of setting up a brick-and-mortar shop? One solution is testing the waters with pop-up stores, where the retailer can experiment with a physical location without committing to a long-term lease. Frank & Oak, an online menswear start-up, has taken this approach. The retailer gained early success exclusively through digital platforms by amassing 1.6 million members, at least $15 million in funding and a partnership with Etsy. "A lot of people see Internet as next-generation and brick-and-mortar as being traditional. The way we see it is as a physical space that we can leverage to communicate our brand value," Ethan Song, Frank & Oak's founder recently said. The stores are being designed more as experiences than just a place to buy clothes. Like their stores in Canada, which have barber shops and cafes, Frank & Oak's U.S. pop-ups will focus on creating a dynamic shopping experience. cnbc.com

NFC Technology Market to Flourish at 68.8% CAGR Increasing Preference for Contactless Payment Options  Near field communications (NFC) technology is increasingly gaining popularity as a result of its security, versatility, and ease of use. Today, a majority of smartphone manufacturers are integrating NFC payment technology and wireless communications in their products. The constantly rising adoption of NFC in smartphones is the fundamental factor stimulating the growth of the global NFC market. Moreover, the proliferation of NFC-enabled handsets is also driving the global NFC transaction market. For the forecast period 2012-2018, the global NFC market is growing at an intense CAGR of 68.8%, says a leading market firm in the U.S. in its recent study. digitaljournal.com

Shell provides mobile payments service at petrol stations

5 new security protocols aimed to fix the massive credit-card fraud problem

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Three Florida men - multi-state east coast forgery ring hits Target in Waynesboro, VA. - forged checks for prepaid debit cards - Target LP made the bust  The three men were allegedly part of a group of five that operated in Virginia, but are part of a larger group that travelled from New York to Florida, committing the same type of crimes, according to police. The five men were arrested in a Target near Front Royal by the Warren County Sheriff's Office on the same day they visited Targets in Waynesboro, Lynchburg and Harrisonburg. "These arrests were due mostly to Target Loss Prevention working cooperatively up and down the state," said Waynesboro Police Sgt. Brian Edwards. "Other stores along the path they seemed to be following were becoming more aware." "Otherwise, they may never have been identified," Edwards added. The three men would then likely sell the pre-paid debit cards on the street, Edwards said. Since they were using fraudulent checks, the men could make a profit, he added. The men reportedly tried to use costumes or sunglasses to conceal their real identities from store surveillance systems. Graden used a female identity to make his transaction and wore women's clothing. dailyprogress.com

Tucson woman stealing Michael Kors handbags from multiple TJ Maxx stores  On March 5, Detectives said she walked in and walked out with four purses at the TJ Maxx on Orange Grove and Oracle. "The purses are Michael Kors handbags," said Lopez. "They're very high end purses and very popular among consumers." Two days later, surveillance video showed the woman back at the store in the purse section. She had five to six purses in her hand. An employee approached her, she dropped the purses and left the store empty handed. Approximately 51 minutes later she shows up at the TJ Maxx at Broadway and Wilmot, " Detective Lopez said. In less than three minutes, she walks out of that store with three purses. On March 27, she returned to the Oracle and Orange Grove store, grabbed four purses and walked out. She's not the only shoplifter stealing high end designer purses. Detective Lopez said on January 3 a woman walked out of TJ Maxx armed with three to four purses. One month later, a man reportedly stole five to six high end handbags.  kvoa.com

Carlisle, PA Police Seek Thief Attempting to Steal Cart Full of DVD's from Walmart  Police are looking for an unknown white man after a retail theft incident on Sunday. Carlisle Police said the incident occurred at Wal-Mart, 60 Noble Blvd., when an unknown man attempted to steal a cart full of DVDs. When approached by Wal-Mart Loss Prevention personnel, the man ran off, police said. cumberlink.com

Two Utica, MI women turn themselves in for Over $2,000 theft for Target
The loss prevention manager told police about incidents caught on camera Jan 1, Feb. 7, Feb. 15 and Feb. 17 that followed the same pattern. The clothing stolen from the Utica Target totaled $1,258.87, she said. The clothing stolen from the Macomb Township Target totaled more than $1,000, according to the police report. The Utica Target loss prevention manager said Macomb Township employees managed to get the license plate number on the vehicle in which the women drove away from the store. Police traced the vehicle to one of the suspects. On March 26, police knocked on the residence registered to the vehicle, which was parked in the street. Later, they learned through the investigation that the driver of the vehicle had been arrested for retail fraud March 3 with the other suspect at a Kohl's department store in Sterling Heights. candgnews.com

Homewood, IL Police arrest baby formula thief hitting Target
Atlas J. Rogers, 40, of South Holland was charged with retail theft after stealing baby formula March 22 and March 31 from Target, 17504 Halsted St. chicagotribune.com

3 women arrested hitting JC Penney for over $2,000 with another $1,300 of stolen merchandise in vehicle in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Male - female couple steals 11 computers from Walmart in Conover, N.C. Friday - $3,400

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Oregon's 'Military Mistress' on run, eyed in check fraud crime spree spanning multiple states - Husbands call her - "Domestic Terrorist"  An Oregon woman who gained notoriety several years ago for marrying at least 14 U.S. servicemen and stealing their money is reportedly facing new allegations. Bobbi Ann House, dubbed the "Military Mistress" in connection with a 2011 fraud conviction, is wanted for allegedly writing a series of bad checks in Oregon, Colorado and Oklahoma, The Oregonian reported. Authorities say House, 39, of Dallas, Ore., and her new husband, Zackerie House, 27, opened a Wells Fargo checking account so that they could write checks totaling close to $13,500 in less than a month, according to the newspaper. The couple allegedly started their spree in Western Oregon, moving through Oregon coastal towns, into Colorado and Oklahoma. House and her new husband are reportedly on the run, driving a bright blue 2005 Cadillac Escalade purchased with a fraudulent down payment, authorities said. "Deputies with the Sheriff's Office do not know the current whereabouts of the Houses or where they will strike next," the Marion County Sheriff's Department said in a statement on its website. foxnews.com

Former Westfield Stop & Shop loss prevention officer accused of shoplifting from same Stop & Shop  The loss prevention officers identified the suspect to police as a former coworker, and is known to be responsible for several other Stop & Shop thefts, reports said. masslive.com

Off Duty Police Officer struck by fleeing suspects car outside Tiffany& Co. in Chevy Chase, MD  Police are on the search for several men that hit an off-duty officer who was on foot. It happened at the height of rush hour in the high-end shopping district of Chevy Chase in Maryland just off Wisconsin Avenue. Montgomery County police swarmed the area as they came to the rescue of one of their own. "They fled the scene dragging him briefly," said Montgomery County Police Lt. Jonathan Heiderich. Witnesses said three men in a silver Mitsubishi Galant parked outside a parking lot behind a FedEx truck nearby a Saks Fifth Avenue store. The truck driver, who was interviewed by police, says two of the men approached him wondering if he had picked up Louis Vuitton or Gucci packages. He told them no and proceeded to get the attention of a security guard standing outside the Tiffany and Co. jewelry store. The security guard called the off-duty officer who came to talk with the men, who then struck him and took off. myfoxdc.com

Gunshot fired in a Cape Coral, FL Target
Cape Coral Police confirm to WINK News they received a 911 call from someone saying a firearm had been discharged inside the Super Target at 1890 NE Pine Island Road. A witness in the store at the time of the incident tells WINK News a customer's gun may have been accidentally discharged near the check out lines in the front of the store. The witness also said that a young child possibly reached into a purse and fired the gun. A woman with the child left the store and police are searching for the car. The bullet left a small hole in the floor and lodged into the ceiling. No one was injured. winknews.com

Chaos as Customers swarm Armed Robber in Hamilton, Ontario CN Walmart Customers swarmed an armed robber at an east Mountain Walmart late Tuesday, in a chaotic scene that saw two cashiers jabbed with a gun. Pulling a fake handgun out of his sock, he walked up to a cashier, police say. "He pressed the imitation gun to her side, told her to open the cash register," said Staff Sergeant Gary Thompson. According to witnesses, he screamed at her several times to hand over the cash. Police say the shaken employee could not open the register fast enough. The suspect then moved to another employee and began yelling at him to open his register while shoving the gun into his back. The staffer panicked as well and fumbled to open the drawer. Scared customers scrambled in all directions, police said, just as the employee got the register to open. "Then they swarmed him," Thompson said, Police say a customer came from behind and struggled to restrain the gunman. Other customers saw this and jumped in to help tackle him to the ground. They ripped the gun from his grasp and pinned him down until police arrived. Police say no one was injured in the incident. Police responding to the store describe the scene as 'very chaotic.' Shane Dell, 23, from Hamilton, is charged with two counts of robbery with a firearm and disguise during the commission of a criminal offence. thespec.com

6 charged after Englewood, NJ gas station manager beaten during post-party robbery  Police have arrested six people in connection with a shoplifting that turned into a robbery and aggravated assault at a gas station in New Jersey. The incident happened in the early morning hours of January 25 at a location on Route 4 in Englewood. Authorities say two car loads of individuals, mostly from the Bronx and coming from a late-night party in Englewood, entered the station's store area. According to police, some persons in the group began stealing small items like candy, cigarettes and lighters, when the store manager intervened. He reportedly suffered numerous cuts and bruises. 7online.com

Shoplifting suspect hides in ceiling of Giant grocery store in Arbutus, MD
A woman was arrested Tuesday night following a seven-hour standoff during which she was accused of shoplifting before trying to escape through the ceiling of a Arbutus grocery store. Police said that just before 3 p.m. responded to a Giant food store in the 4600 block of Wilkens Avenue for a shoplifting call. Officers learned from a security officer at the store that they had detained woman for shoplifting. However, she ran from them, climbed on top of some items and made her way into the area above the ceiling. The store was closed for the safety of the public while police searched for the suspect. Just after 10 p.m. the suspect was located and taken into custody. abc2news.com

Tucson, AZ Police seeking Armed Robbery suspect targeting dollar store
Tucson police seek the public's help in identifying a suspect who is accused of displaying a handgun in at least one of three alleged robberies during March. TPD Sgt. Pete Dugan said one man is believed to be connected to robberies at two Dollar General stores and a Family Dollar store. tucsonnewsnow.com

New Orleans Police Officer honored with Medal of Merit, shot responding to Dollar General Armed Robbery

Madison, WI Shoplifter threatened Walmart employee with knife

West Palm Beach, FL Walmart employee stole $2,800 from registers

Bonners Ferry, ID Computer store hit for second time by shoplifters

Jared "The Galleria of Jewelry" THE SHOPPES at FOUNTAIN SQUARE in Brookfield, WI the victim of an Attempted Smash and Grab, no merchandise lost and no injuries

● All American Title Loan - Bessemer, AL - Robbery
● Cash Advance - Niles, IN - Robbery
● Circle B - Hartsville, SC - Shooting
● CVS - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
● CVS - Kannapolis, SC - Armed Robbery
● CVS - Santee, CA - Armed Robbery
● CVS - Dawsonville, GA - Armed Robbery
● Dollar General - Forestdale, AL - Robbery
● Handy Andy - Rensselaer, NY - Robbery
● Henny Penny - Ledyard, CT - Robbery
● Kangaroo - Myrtle Beach, SC - Armed Robbery
● Quick Chek - Rockaway, NJ - Burglary
● Speedway - Huntington, WV - Shooting
● Super Pawn - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery
● Walgreens - Montgomery Co, TX - Aggravated Robbery
● 7-Eleven - Windsor, CN - Armed Robbery



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7 Habits of Highly Persistent People
In successful people, persistence is always described as one of the most important attributes. If you want to be truly great and successful, it won't happen without some blood, sweat and tears. Keeping your nose to the grind, even in the face of adversity, is what sets highly persistent people apart. Here are some things that keep them going after most people would have called it quits. Their vision

Why Saying this Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity  There is a neurochemical shift in our brains that happens when we complete a task. The moment we say we're done with something we go from being active and engaged to a more relaxed mental state. This gives us the confidence to take on the next task and pushes us to do so. Just say "done"

The Secret to Productivity: Focus
Technology has allowed us to get so many more things done in a quicker and more efficient way, but it is also the one thing that constantly wrecks havoc on our productivity. How many times do we check our phones, tablets, emails for any notifications? Technology, while it is our biggest asset, is also our biggest distraction. The key is to keep your focus, and here are some tips on doing just that. Complete tasks in blocks of time

9 Habits for Optimal Brain Power!
Protecting and preserving the integrity of our brains is critical to maintaining success and keeping our focus on tasks. The brain needs the proper nourishment and care just as the rest of your body, and developing healthy lifestyle habits is the key to staying sharp and focused. Here are some habits to keep your brain young! No sugar

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