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Andre Watson was named Vice President of Loss Prevention for JC Penney.
Andre previously held the role of District Manager for The Home Depot, and prior to that he has held several senior executive level leadership positions in the loss prevention industry. Andre was a Regional Loss Prevention Director for Toys R Us in 2009, Vice President of Stores Asset Protection for Target in 1985 and Director of Assets Protection for Mervyns in 2000. Andre earned his Bachelors degree in Music from California State University - Northridge. Congratulations Andre!
 

 


 

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Retail - Heroin's Silent Victim
Another NY Times Article - Heroin Epidemic Nationwide Phenomenon rolling through communities from Long Island to St. Louis and Los Angeles: a flood of cheap heroin from Mexico
Editor's Note: The articles are appearing almost daily on heroin's spread throughout the U.S. and our only question is: where do you think one of the prime resources for the money is coming from? ORC in Retail America. nytimes.com

Uber Settles Suit Over Driver Background Checks for $25M
Uber will pay as much as $25 million to settle a civil lawsuit with the district attorneys in Los Angeles and San Francisco over claims that the ride-hailing company misled people on its safety practices and the methods it used to screen drivers.

The settlement, filed on Thursday in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California, requires Uber to pay $10 million to be split equally between the district attorneys of Los Angeles and San Francisco. The company also must reword the safety-related language around the fee that the company charges for each ride.

Uber has to pay an additional $15 million if it does not comply with all the terms of the settlement within two years. They include continuing to work with California's Division of Measurement Standards to measure customer fares using GPS technology.

The settlement ends a long-running headache for Uber over whether it does enough to scrutinize the drivers on its service. The civil suit suggested that Uber overstated the safety measures it uses to screen drivers, since Uber drivers need only pass a background check carried out by a third-party service.

Earlier in 2014, a New York Times article found that Uber and Lyft lobbied against fingerprint-based background checks in courthouses across the country. At the time, lawmakers said that in a rush to add drivers to their services, Uber and Lyft chose speed over quality in background checks. Uber had previously described its screening methods as "industry-leading" and "the gold standard" of safety measures.

Last year, the district attorneys said in an amended complaint that background checks used by Uber failed to uncover the criminal records of 25 of its drivers in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Editor's Note: Last August Uber announced it would "quadruple" it's security team from 25 to 100 to investigate Driver incidents. nytimes.com

ATM Fraud Up 600% in '15 - Highest Number in History
FICO Card Alert Service, which monitors activity at A.T.M.s for bank clients, is reporting a sixfold increase in the number of machines in the United States compromised by criminals in 2015, compared with 2014. The company said it was contractually barred from disclosing the actual number of incidents, but noted that the number for all of 2015 was the highest the service had ever recorded.

While the episode shows that banks are not immune, nonbank A.T.M.s, meaning those in locations like convenience stores, are increasingly the targets. In 2015, he said, 60 percent of the compromises were at nonbank A.T.M.s, up from about 39 percent in 2014. And while A.T.M. fraud was previously concentrated in big cities on the East and West Coasts, it is now spreading throughout the country. nytimes.com

Big Time Italian designer Massimo Piombo convicted stealing $17,085 in samples from Hermes
Italian designer Massimo Piombo has been sentenced to a three-month suspended prison term and a fine of 15,000 euros, or $17,085, for stealing samples from a textile archive belonging to Hermès International in 2014.

The designer, whose MP Massimo Piombo line is known for an eccentric and retro-tinged aesthetic, was arrested at Lyon airport in February 2014 and found with eight vintage fabric samples hidden in his socks and a jacket pocket, according to French news agency AFP. Piombo had just visited Holding Textile Hermès in Pierre-Bénite near Lyon, it added. Formerly known as Bucol, the company was founded in 1924 and specializes in designing and weaving high-end fabrics for clothing and furnishing, according to its Web site.

MP Massimo Piombo last year opened its first flagship in Milan, in a townhouse in the Brera district. wwd.com

OSHA releases final Dodd-Frank whistleblower regulations
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released its final rule implementing Dodd-Frank whistleblower regulations, providing employee protection under the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010.

Section 1057 of Dodd-Frank prohibits retaliation against an employee who has provided or is about to provide to their employee, the Bureau or other governmental authority, information relating to any act that they reasonably believe violates Dodd-Frank or other rule promulgated by the (Consumer Financial Protection) Bureau.

If a complaint is to be filed, it must be done within 180 days of the alleged retaliation. Adams said that OSHA's rule specifies that whistleblower complaints, which can be verbal or written, do not need to conform to the pleading standards for complaints filed in federal district court. Instead, the complaint must only "alert OSHA to the existence of the alleged retaliation and the complainant's desire that OSHA investigate the complaint."

"This relaxed pleading standard coupled with the broad scope of 'protected activity' under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), which is also enforced by OSHA, makes the Department of Labor an attractive potential venue for purported whistleblowers and their attorneys," she said. legalnewsline.com

Europe, Middle East & Africa's (EMEA) Cargo Theft Security Standards Certification Process Rises 14% in Six Months
The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has reported a 14% increase in the number of logistics facilities and trucking operations achieving certification to its Security Standards in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, six months into a three-year campaign to help Manufacturers and Logistics Service Providers reduce the risk of cargo crime.

Since the launch of the Association's 'STEP UP & STAND OUT' campaign in October, TAPA EMEA has seen the number of certifications for its Facility Security Requirements (FSR) rise to 463, a 14% growth, while 72 companies in the region are now certified under its Trucking Security Requirements (TSR), a 14.2% rise. ajot.com

New Rules Make Retail Chapter 11's More Difficult, Costly, and Risky
Although amendments to the code in 2005, chiefly those that bolstered vendor rights and set stricter timelines on dealing with landlords and leases, are not new, they were enacted during a time when business was relatively good for the retail sector. Fast-forward 10 years and the retail industry is on the ropes. Retailers now have to pull off the herculean task of a quick reorganization.

"Those changes are the things that killed retail reorganization forever and ever." "With the time frame and other constraints there is simply less time for herding cats and getting everyone organized."

When the code was amended in 2005, one of the key changes eliminated what, in practice, had been debtors' ability to extend the time they have to decide whether to assume or reject a lease without a landlord's consent. The new rules gave the debtor only 120 days to make that decision, with one 90-day extension available before it requires a landlord's written agreement, severely compressing the time a national retailer has to make complex, multipolar decisions on how to deal with various locations across the country.

Under the old rules, retail bankruptcies could last more than a year, with the debtor proposing things like altered business plans and changes in management - and being able to test the ideas through typically telling periods like the holiday season.

"A decade out [from the amended code] you can't just throw a retailer into bankruptcy and hope for the best." law360.com

Zales Workers Win Cert. For Calif. OT Class, FLSA Opt-Ins
In certifying the statewide class of 1,600 workers who worked for Zale Delaware Inc. from July 2009 to the present, U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant said there was enough evidence presented by named plaintiff Naomi Tapia for the class to pursue claims that Zales shaved minutes by rounding down on hourly employees' time cards, resulting in unpaid overtime wages, in violation of California labor laws. law360.com

Harbor Freight Tools re-post their Director of Loss Prevention position in Calabasa, CA
The Director, Safety & Loss Prevention is responsible for conducting operational compliance audits in designated areas, assisting in the development and rollout of programs to reduce shrink and controllable losses in designated stores, and directing Regional Loss Prevention Managers. The Director, Safety & Loss Prevention is also responsible for providing strategic planning, direction, and analysis for the enterprise wide Environmental Health and Safety functions, including oversight of all EHS policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. linkedin.com

World's largest retail risk and loss prevention conference returns to London, helping retailers to stay ahead of the bad guys...
Returning to London for its fourteenth year, Retail Risk - London is the only risk and loss prevention conference that brings together online and offline, inter-departmental decision makers and leading experts and academics from around the world. This year's conference features a host of international LP talent, some drawn from the region and others flown in from other major retail hubs around the world; specifically to share their experiences of emerging threats and how they are being dealt with successfully. The Retail Risk - London conference takes place at the Novotel London West on 21st April 2016. The entire day is free to retailers, academics and law enforcement personnel including all presentations, workshops, refreshments and an excellent, hot lunch. Register now http://www.retailrisk.com/london-booking/


March Same Store Sales Results
Cato comp's down 1%, sales up 2%
Gap Inc.'s comp's down 6%
     Gap Global down 3%
     Banana Republic down 14%
     Old Navy down 6%

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Ruby Tuesday Q3 comp's down 3.1%, sales down 5.1%
 


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RFID - Inventory Tags Market to Grow from 4.08B to 5.07B by 2021
Increasing concerns for efficient tracking of an enterprise's assets, the need for managing an efficient supply chain, and rising counterfeit products in the market are factors encouraging manufacturing to use inventory tags technologies.

The industrial sector is projected to be the fastest-growing end-use sector in the next five years. Due to the stringent laws & regulations enacted by the government towards theft and counterfeiting, and the increasing importance given to package security by manufacturers, the demand for inventory tags technologies is projected to grow in this sector.

Europe accounted for the largest share in the inventory tags market in 2015, and is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The market for Asia-Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Rise in counterfeit products present in the market, increasing brand awareness, awareness among buyers about product information, the growing e-commerce industry, developments in printing technologies, and concerns regarding the impact of counterfeit products on the brand image of genuine products are driving the inventory tags market. businesswire.com

FBI: CEO Fraud Skyrockets 270%
This alarming global epidemic, otherwise known as "whaling," involves attackers posing as a top company exec in order to trick employees into wiring funds to a scammer bank account-or releasing sensitive information, like W-2 tax forms. The FBI estimates that these scams have cost organizations more than $2.3 billion in losses over the past three years.

The schemers go to great lengths to spoof company e-mail or use social engineering to assume the identity of the CEO, a company attorney or trusted vendor," the alert warns. "They research employees who manage money and use language specific to the company they are targeting, then they request a wire fraud transfer using dollar amounts that lend legitimacy."

From October 2013 through February 2016, law enforcement received reports from 17,642 victims. Law enforcement globally has received complaints from victims in every US state and in at least 79 countries. infosecurity-magazine.com

Fraud teams to provide vital link, enabling retailers to grow
"The threat of increased exposure to risk can often make retailers hold off on pursuing new channels and services - hindering their chance to grow and keep up with consumer demand. Worse still, many retailers forge ahead with expansion plans with ineffective fraud strategies in place - either being overly lenient in their fraud prevention measures in the interests of increased sales, or creating especially stringent fraud rules and processes, resulting in high false positive rates, extensive manual review processes, delays to order fulfilment and a negative impact on customer loyalty".

"This is where the fraud team can, and should, play a valuable business enablement role; working collaboratively with sales, marketing and operations teams to successfully mitigate risk and support new revenue opportunities". retailrisk.com

Experian Seeing 70 Tax Phishing Scams Weekly, Director Says
In the time since the IRS warned companies in early March about a phishing scam that tricks employees into handing over their colleagues' personal tax information, Experian has handled more than 70 data breaches each week tied to the scheme, the company's director of data breach resolution group.  law360.com

SuperValu Says Data Breach Evidence Came Too Late
SuperValu Inc. on Wednesday urged a Minnesota federal judge to reject a challenge to her dismissal of multidistrict litigation brought by shoppers alleging they were harmed after the supermarket chain's payment systems were hacked, saying the customers presented their new evidence too late.

Judge Montgomery tossed the MDL in January, saying that although the two 2014 data breaches affected more than 1,000 stores operated by SuperValu, the only fact asserted by any of the 16 named shoppers regarding the misuse of their personal information was a single unauthorized charge suffered by one person. Given the frequency of credit card fraud, she said, that isn't even fairly traceable to the hacks at the grocery store.  aw360.com

BOPIS - The New Acronym Everyone is Doing
Buy Online, Pick Up in Store - Growing

"Shoppers are overwhelmingly positive about the experience." "They have a clear desire to navigate seamlessly across channels and are even picking retailers based off BOPIS availability. However, despite the great experience, the majority are still buying online and picking up in-store infrequently."

When they were asked how frequently they bought online and picked up in store, 44 percent replied, "every few months." Twenty-five percent said they use the service monthly; 13 percent used it weekly, and 14 percent said they only bought online and picked up in store once.

Editor's Note: This will be the wave of the future with stores having pick up windows like fast food retailers. Soon enough! And just think about the security risks. wwd.com

 

 


 

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Designed to limit stockroom access to employees only, the ACDxV40EXx1S-1 EasyKit offers industry-proven life safety and security hardware for high-use doors with a cost-effective, battery powered, access control solution.

Benefits
● Cost-effective access control with panic hardware in one easy-to-install kit
● Pin code can be changed in seconds with no keys or cards to manage
● Easy-to-replace standard 9-Volt batteries
● Tough and durable design for years of trouble-free service in high-use environments

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● Alarm features digital codes for Master, Management and Passage
● Multiple door monitoring
● Alarm can be hardwired (power transfer or electric hinge required and sold separately)
● Alarm has audible low battery warning
● Heavy-duty angled end cap deflects damage away from panic device
● Panic device available fire-rated
● Panic device available for 36-inch and 48-inch door width
● Alarm can be wall-mounted or door-mounted (power transfer or electric hinge required for wall mounting - sold separately)

Tech Tip
Most doors that lead from the sales floor to the stockroom have an exit sign above the door. An EXIT sign is a good indicator that the door is in the "path of egress" and cannot be locked.

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and the International Building Code (IBC) both state that these doors must allow someone to exit, during an emergency without any special knowledge. For this reason a push button lever lock on the door that leads to the stockroom is a violation of life safety codes. Push button lever locks are great for limiting access to a manager's office, a closet or access through a door that is not in the path of exit signs.

You can put an alarm on emergency exit doors, which will alert staff that someone has used the door in an unauthorized manner and an exit alarm does not violate life safety code.


 

 

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Hear from Scott Barefoot, Assistant Vice President, Security, Health & Safety & e-Commerce Fraud Prevention at Richemont, an $11 billion worldwide retailer with over 19 high-end luxury brands from Cartier to Montblonc. From guarding against the infamous "Pink Panthers" gang to delivering jewels to Hollywood celebrities, this retailer protects the best of the best. Scott tells us how they do it and how they deliver LP services to the world's elite where the expectations are high and the risk even higher.

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Ed Wolfe, VP of Business Development for WG Security, joins Amber to talk about some of the exciting new things going on at WG. Learn how WG is putting smaller ninjas in stores - Ninja Tags, that is. Ed also reveals some of his outdated business vocabulary.
 

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Toronto wraps up pilot of body-worn cameras
The Toronto Police Service's body-worn camera pilot project moved into its evaluation phase on April 1. The agency will begin drafting its evaluation report now that the cameras have been removed from active duty. The cameras were worn by approximately 100 officers since May 18, 2015.  canadiansecuritymag.com

Red Deer businesses stung by counterfeit U.S. $50 bills
RCMP are on the trail of several suspects who've been passing off fake U.S. money all around Red Deer. One convenience store was stung Tuesday when a man used the bogus bills to purchase a number of prepaid VISA cards. A second suspect paid with two counterfeit $50 US bills at a liquor store on March 11. RCMP also have information about a man and woman who passed a counterfeit $50 US bill. In other parts of Alberta, there have been reports of counterfeit $20 and $100 U.S. bills. calgarysun.com

Ikea Canada opens Mississauga distribution center
The facility was built to support its four full-size stores in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as its new pick-up points and soon-to-open e-commerce store. Over the past few months, the retailer has opened pick-up points - smaller-scale stores where customers can pick-up goods ordered via the web site or catalogue - in the St. Catharines, London and Whitby, Ontario, as well as Quebec City. It will open two more in the Ontario cities of Kitchener and Windsor over the coming months.  furnituretoday.com

Canada's top 10 performing retail malls
Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre topped the list with sales of $1,610 per square foot, followed by Vancouver's Pacific Centre in second spot.

Others on the list include:
3. Oakridge Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
4. CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ont.
5. Southgate Centre, Edmonton, Alb.
6. CF Chinook Centre, Calgary, Alb.
7. Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto, Ont.
8. CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa, Ont.
9. Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby, B.C.
10. Square One, Mississauga, Ont.  reminetwork.com

Toronto: Somebody should make a movie about Loss Prevention, well how about a Play..."Caught"
"Caught", Written by Jordi Mand, directed by Sarah Garton Stanley. Until April 24 at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. passemuraille.ca


Retail Fast Facts: February 2016 

Highlights:
● Total monthly retail sales changed by 2.8 per cent over the comparable month last year. 
● Total sales excluding food, automotive and gasoline changed by 3.5 per cent over the comparable month last year. Read more retailcouncil.org

Overnight fire at Gatineau, Ottawa, Sears Store causes $20,000 in damages Wed. night

Giant Tiger begins construction on new 600K distribution center in Ottawa, ON

Town Shoes to open 10 DSW stores - Bringing total to 23


Tofield man arrested in large Alberta credit card scam
RCMP say at least 13 orders for tires, totalling $141,000, were placed

Boyle RCMP have taken a 28-year-old Tofield man into custody in connection with a credit card scam that bilked a local business out of around $140,000. He is also facing charges stemming from a similar scam in Tofield. The RCMP's investigation found the scam to be "wide ranging" and they said there is a high likelihood Edmonton businesses have been affected. cbc.ca

Saint-Quentin, NB: RCMP seek suspect after Armed Robbery of a Kedgwick jewelry store
Police say at about 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, someone walked in the Boutique Or-Déco in Kedgwick. He left the store with several thousand dollars worth of jewels. ctvnews.ca


Ottawa Police have released new images in the hopes of solving two recent jewellery store robberies in the capital
Police released this photo as well as a video Tuesday of a suspect believed to be involved in a robbery at Carlingwood Mall and Billings Bridge on January 4, 2016. The person of interest in this case purchased two large hammers at a south Ottawa hardware store a day before the alleged robberies. ctvnews.ca


Mount Pearl, NF: 'Large quantity' of narcotics stolen in pharmacy Armed Robbery The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says a "large quantity" of narcotics were stolen in an armed robbery Wednesday night. Police were called to Pharmachoice on St. David's Avenue in Mount Pearl at 8:18 p.m. Two men with their faces covered were reported to have held up the pharmacy. Officers and a K-9 unit responded but made no arrest. cbc.ca

Pitt Meadows, BC: Sally Beauty Supply store robbed at gunpoint
A beauty supply store in Pitt Meadows was robbed at gun-point on Wednesday. Just after 5 p.m., a young Caucasian man wearing a hoodie entered Sally Beauty Supply at Meadowtown Centre, produced what the on-duty store employee believed to be a handgun and demanded money. He was given an undisclosed amount of money, then fled. mapleridgenews.com

Cobourg Police still seek suspect in fentanyl patch robbery

St John's: Suspect sought after armed robbery at convenience store

 

 

Facebook ad scam leaves users vulnerable to payment card fraud
In several countries, among them Slovakia, Czech Republic, Chile, China, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, Facebook users are facing a wave of spam advertisements that are spread via hacked Facebook accounts which attackers have taken control of using malware and social engineering tactics.

Without the owner's consent, they post pictures promoting heavily discounted Ray-Ban sunglasses. When trying to buy them at bogus e-shops, the victims face several risks. On top of losing few dollars on counterfeit goods, their payment card details fall into the hands of the crooks behind the campaign - and as their data travels across the internet unencrypted, anyone can intercept it to steal money. itproportal.com

Co-op preps 'series of new digital services and business'
as it moves from 'rescue to rebuild'

The Co-Operative Group will use the learnings from its e-commerce Co-operative Electricals business to shape wider services and marketing investments as it continues to steady itself following a radical overhaul of its brand. thedrum.com

Alibaba fights fake university, shopping malls
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba today said fake universities and shopping malls had illegally used the name of its online shopping sites. These are the latest to be added to the long list of knockoffs, from Louis Vuitton bags to Adidas sneakers, that Alibaba is grappling with. The operator of China's largest online shopping sites Tmall and Taobao said a "Taobao university" and three "Taobao eco cities" had illegally used its name. indiatimes.com

Amazon Steps Up Fashion Challenge to Retailers by Charging Full Price
It might seem counterintuitive that higher prices are the key to Amazon.com taking its fashion business to the next level. But that's exactly what the online store is doing to woo labels that for years thought Amazon was too down market and whose low prices would tarnish its brand. The Wall Street Journal on Thursday reported that many top brands, including Nicole Miller, PVH's Calvin Klein, Kate Spade , Lacoste, and others, are now selling directly to Amazon. fortune.com

How the right packaging can improve online grocery experiences

M-Commerce To Grow Twice As Fast As E-Commerce By 2017

eBay Same-Store Sales Slide Slightly - down .2% in March

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Kenosha, WI: American Girl- Mattel Distribution Center Employee accused theft; Missing merchandise worth $292,000
American Girl merchandise worth $292,503 was shipped to family members of a former employee of the Wilmot American Girl-Mattel distribution facility between October 2014 and March 2015, according to court records. Nigel O. Thompson, of McHenry, Ill., is charged with 25 counts of felony theft and six counts of attempted felony theft for actions the company states he took. A warrant for his arrest was issued this week. Thompson never returned to work after March 31, 2015, when American Girl intercepted a shipment of four pallets, according to the criminal complaint filed in Kenosha County Circuit Court. American Girl staff believe Thompson was able to remotely track the shipments over the internet, and never came back after he realized they had been intercepted. On April 1, 2015, Thompson sent an email to human resources clarifying his resignation, the criminal complaint states, writing "I'm going through a lot of personal and medical issues and I have to resign to take care of those issues. I'm checking into a hospital on the advice of my doctor. I will return my badge and credit card as soon as I'm able to. I'm very sorry for this." The 25 unauthorized shipments ranged in value from $2,556 to $29,414, with associated shipping costs between $47.14 and $676.68, according to the criminal complaint. The six shipments that were intercepted were for merchandise worth $99,188, with shipping costs of $1,833.66. kenoshanews.com

Missoula, MT: Florida man suspected of $200K in fraudulent purchases across U.S. arrested in Missoula
According to the affidavit, Lear spoke with an FBI agent in Wisconsin who said Perez-Reyes is suspected of using counterfeit credit cards in thefts totaling about $200,000 in more than 20 states. Deputy County Attorney Karla Painter said Thursday she doesn't know which other states are involved in the investigation. She said it appears Perez-Reyes was paying for high-end merchandise using credit card numbers associated with accounts that were already closed or canceled. "Unfortunately, the stores don't find out about it until too late," she said. Painter said he was only found because Sportsman's Warehouse sent out the nationwide alert to employees and the loss prevention officer at the Missoula store recognized Perez-Reyes. In Missoula County Justice Court on Wednesday, Painter said the warrant and criminal information from Nebraska indicated authorities were concerned Perez-Reyes would possibly flee to Cuba. missoulian.com

Henry County, GA: Excel Logistics Employees bust in $40,000 Tire Theft
Henry County Police made five arrests involving an inside theft of about 100 Goodyear tires from the Excel Logistics Warehouse at 500 Business Center Drive in Stockbridge. A private security firm notified detectives of a planned theft of tires and officers conducted a traffic stop of a U-Haul van leaving the warehouse. All suspects were employees or former employees of the facility. One employee would distract employees while other employees removed the tires and loaded them into the U-Haul. This case is still under investigation pending other possible arrests and specific details cannot be released until preliminary court hearings are held. The retail value of the tires was estimated at $40,000. mdjonline.com


Arlington, TX: More than 50 weapons stolen in Gun store Burglary
Multiple suspects stole are than 50 guns from an Arlington gun store in the early hours of Thursday morning, police say. According to a news release, police responded to an alarm in the 800 block of Avenue H East at 3 a.m. Thursday. Burglars had forced their way through the front window of the business and stolen a variety of handguns and rifles before fleeing the scene. In all, more than 50 weapons were stolen. wfaa.com

Lady Lake, FL: Woman charged with stealing, pawning more than $2700 in merchandise from Kohl's; 3 priors for theft
A 33-year-old Orlando woman is free on bond after she allegedly stole and then pawned more than $2,700 in merchandise from Kohl's in Lady Lake. Jessica N. Jewett entered the store with a man at about 6 p.m. March 30 and took several Sonic Care electric toothbrushes. Store personnel were able to get the license plate of the vehicle which turned out to be registered to Jewett. A check showed that Jewett had made 126 individual pawns of similar items at pawn shops in Orange and Seminole counties dating back to April 27, 2013. She also has three previous arrests in similar cases. Jewett is facing charges of organized fraud and grand theft. She was booked at the Lake County Jail and released after posting bond. villages-news.com

Monroe, WA: Walmart Shoplifter activates a Rape Alarm;
high pitch noise diversion in $850 theft
A shoplifter in Monroe last week used a device that is supposed to help people fight crime to commit one. The man apparently activated a rape alarm, also called a personal safety alarm, and left it underneath a shelf at a drug store. The tiny heart-shaped alarm, which is marketed to women, emitted a high-pitched sound. While store security was checking out the noise, the man fled with $841 of stolen merchandise. The incident unfolded shortly after 1 p.m. March 30 at the Walmart store along N. Kelsey Street. heraldnet.com

Cleveland, OH: Cleveland's Ohio City store hit for 5th time with Grab & Run
The Xhibition Clothing store on West 25th Street in Cleveland was hit by thieves once again and police said it marks the fifth incident at the store in the past year. Cleveland police second district detectives posted extremely clear surveillance pictures of the suspects, who walked into the store at 2:20 in the afternoon, and made off with more than $500 in merchandise. newsnet5.com

UK: Suffolk: Three arrested for the theft of 140 containers of Baby Formula
Three people have been given suspended prison sentences after pleading guilty to the theft of more than 140 tubs of baby milk powder. An off-duty police officer called in around 2.15pm on Sunday 3 April reporting that a number of people had stolen baby food from the Co-Op store at Hasketon Road in Woodbridge. Officers discovered three locations where some of the milk had been taken from, but it is believed some of the formula may have been stolen from other local outlets. police.uk


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Shootings

Shrewsbury, PA: Gunman opens fire inside Wal-Mart; store evacuated
Pennsylvania State Police and Southern Regional police are on the scene of a shooting. It happened just before 8 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Commons in southern York County. PSP York barracks received a 911 call from an employee of the Walmart stating an individual with a weapon had just robbed the pharmacy. A trooper was already in the area and responded immediately, entering the store and encountering the suspect. The suspect was told to drop the weapon, and he raised his shotgun on the trooper. The trooper was able to simultaneously push the muzzle of the shotgun away as both fired one shot. The shot fired from the suspect missed and struck a wall, while the trooper's shot struck the man in the chest. The trooper did not suffer any injuries in the encounter. Troopers say the suspect was responsive at the scene and he was transported to York hospital. His condition is currently unknown. wnep.com

Gatesville, TX: Charge upgraded to Capital murder in deadly shooting
in Walmart parking lot
Tadarius Lavonte Davis, 21 of Killeen, was jailed Thursday charged with capital murder in a shooting on Oct. 28, 2015, in the parking lot of the Copperas Cove Walmart store that left Thomas Gene Smethers, 24, dead. Davis was originally charged with murder on Oct. 29, 2015, in connection with the deadly shooting, but a grand jury that reviewed the case upgraded the charge. Terrence Len Daniel, Jr., 22, of Killeen, was also charged with murder in the shooting. kwtx.com

Beavercreek, OH: 911 Caller who reported man with gun at Wal-Mart
may be charged
A 911 caller who reported a man waving a gun in a Wal-Mart before police fatally shot him and found he had an air rifle he took from a shelf could be charged with making a false alarm, a judge ruled. Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Beth Root ruled this week that there was sufficient evidence to show Ronald Ritchie could be prosecuted for the misdemeanor stemming from the Aug. 5, 2014, police shooting of John Crawford III in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. timesunion.com



Robberies & Thefts


Ripon, CA: Four arrested in take-over style robbery at Walgreens
A group of Sacramento-area men who stormed a Ripon Walgreens and stole prescription drugs were caught within minutes thanks to the help of alert witnesses, including one who chased them in his car. Prescription drugs containing the opoid Hydrocodone and Promethazine, which can be used as a sedative, were recovered in the suspects' vehicle. The drugs had an estimated street value of over $10,000. modbee.com

Glendale, AZ: Man sought in bank robbery inside Fry's
Glendale police are searching for a man who robbed a bank inside a Fry's grocery store. The incident happened Monday evening at the store near 43rd and Northern avenues. The suspect entered the U.S. Bank and gave the teller a note demanding money. Police say the teller gave the man the money and he fled on foot. abc15.com

Attleboro, MA: GameStop plays the angel to Attleboro boy who had his X-Box & Wii taken by thieves
Police say a video game retailer came to the rescue of a 9-year-old boy whose computer gaming systems were stolen in a second break-in last month at his home on the city's East Side. GameStop sent the boy a gift box containing an X-Box 360, a Wii system and games to replace the ones stolen from the home, Detective Lt. Timothy Cook Jr. said Thursday. "This act of generosity is truly appreciated by the Attleboro Police Department, and it is demonstrative of the inspired community partnerships which the Attleboro police strive to establish to better support and service the residents," Cook said in a press statement. Detective Fuoco contacted Tom Vaughan, who is a Regional Loss Prevention Manager for GameStop. Despite Vaughn's help in checking GameStop's recent trades for possible leads to a suspect who might have turned the items in for cash, the company had no matches in their records. However, Cook said Vaughan sent the gift box to the boy because he was inspired by Fuoco's dedication and concern for the family, particularly since they were victimized twice. Cook called the company's generosity an act of "great kindness and community partnership." thesunchronicle.com

Lubbock, TX: Charges dismissed against UPS employee accused of stealing a Rifle sent to the Police Station

Waikiki, HI: Police seeking the identity of a Shoplifter at Valentino's

Benton, AR: Police searching for Maurices' theft suspect

Portland, ME: Educator who won $1 million teaching prize accused of shoplifting $15 blouse

Checotah, OK: Police Officer in Uniform accused of shoplifting $90 of make-up from Wal-Mart


Credit Card Fraud

Las Vegas, NV: 5 indicted in $2.4 Million Credit Card Scheme at Club Paradise; 400 Fraud Complaints


Skimming Reports

Card skimming scam investigated in Portland at 7-Elevens and Fred Meyer cash machines


ATM Skimmer found in Enid, OK



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Cedar Food Mart- Houston, TX - Armed Robbery
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Ed's Rexall Drugstore - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
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Sol's Jewelry & Loan - Omaha, NE - Police Shooting/ 1 killed
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Walmart - Shrewsbury, PA - Armed Robbery/ Shooting
Xhibition Clothing - Cleveland, OH -Theft / 5th time this year
Yale Dairy Hut - Stillwater, OK - Burglary
 

 

 


 
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