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Take a Selfie with a Sports Star at NRF Protect 2016
Register today for NRF PROTECT 2016 and join us for an exceptional program and inspirational Grand Finale and Reception. This is your opportunity to gather with retail, restaurant and law enforcement peers and recognize the hard work and talent within our ranks. We'll celebrate winners in four categories: Loss Prevention Case of the Year Award, Ring of Excellence Award, LP Volunteers in Action Recognition, and Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Award. The sports legends at last year's Finale were such a hit, we're making it a tradition! Thursday evening will be your opportunity to meet, shake hands and take a selfie or even a retail team "groupie" with sports legends. nrf.com

Chargebacks Have Merchants Scared Straight (To EMV)
One of the biggest (and hottest) topics for merchants across industries is EMV adoption, particularly the confusion (and frustration) the certification process have brought in the wake of the official liability shift on Oct. 1. While many merchants may be touting payment terminals that are EMV-enabled, their customers can't quite make the dip yet because the businesses are still waiting in a ever-growing line to be certified.

Chargebacks - the liability fees issued to merchants when transactions made with chip-enabled cards that are swiped are disputed - are a growing (and unexpected) problem that are sending many merchants running toward EMV adoption. Only to be stopped in their tracks by the line that awaits them to actually make it through the EMV certification process. Even fully vetted transactions can result in chargebacks or "friendly fraud" when consumers with malicious intentions (and a goal of cheating the system) dispute purchases made with chip cards that are swiped in-store.

The entire issue of chargebacks was one that merchants, and the payments industry as a whole, really never saw coming. As Carcillo pointed out, "no one expected the chargebacks to show up." pymnts.com

Report Details 'Right Way' to Teach Ethics
Some companies are devoting more time and effort to teaching ethics to their employees, but an as-yet-unpublished university research paper concludes there is a "right way" to do this that leads to better understanding by workers. The paper found that when companies provide two examples of behavior that show someone with a conflict of interest and ask people to compare and contrast the behaviors, there is a greater retention of the concepts being touted, said Jeffrey Loewenstein, a professor at the College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

The assumption that the conflicts are obvious to anyone who looks often is wrong, in part because the people who create the training "know this stuff inside and out and so they can't imagine anyone not knowing it," said Mr. Loewenstein. Training that focuses on motivation, or on a definition, isn't sufficient, and training that only provides one example isn't effective because people don't make the connection between the example and the greater lesson companies are attempting to teach, he said. "People violate ethical guidelines not because they're bad people but because they get swept up in the moment and don't understand what they are really doing. They are misunderstanding the situation," said Mr. Loewenstein. By using the dual-example training method "companies that are smart about wanting to generate an ethical culture will find a lever they didn't know they had, a smarter educational approach that actually teaches people rather than presuming they know." wsj.com

U.S. Puts Sanctions on Alleged Mexican Heroin Trafficking Group, Leaders
The U.S. Department of Treasury imposed Kingpin Act sanctions on the Laredo Drug Trafficking Organization, the two brothers who lead it and six others. Treasury said Thursday's targeting of the Laredo group is part of a larger effort in collaboration with the Mexican government to use financial sanctions against Mexican drug-trafficking organizations. "The Laredo‎ Drug Trafficking Organization is responsible for contributing to the drug epidemic and troubling rise of heroin abuse in this country," said John Smith, acting director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, in a statement. wsj.com

SSD to build disaster recovery center
SSD Alarm Systems, a full service security company, is building a disaster recovery center, to support its growing hosted and monitored services offerings. Based in Anaheim, Calif., SSD does about $34 million in revenue and has about $1.3 million in RMR. Its business is 80 percent commercial. In addition to intrusion, video and access, it also provides fire. SSD has 125 employees and 10 branch offices, six in California, two in Texas and one in Phoenix and one in Denver. It has two central stations. securitysystemsnews.com

Bankrupt Pacific Sunwear Is Bleeding Executive Talent
To mount any form of post-bankruptcy turnaround, struggling Pacific Sunwear will need a host of new executives. That's because as of right now many top officials have fled a retailer that recently entered Chapter 11 and whose future is highly uncertain. In total, Pacific Sunwear said 17 key executives have left its headquarters in Anaheim, Calif. But the hemorrhaging of talent doesn't stop there. The company has lost 10 field employees, including a regional director in charge of about 150 stores, two senior district managers, seven district managers and seven distribution center employees. thestreet.com

Sports Authority bankruptcy auction pushed to May
In light of "substantial interest" from several entities, sporting gear retailer Sports Authority has requested to delay its bankruptcy auction until May, according to Robert Klyman, one of the lawyers for the company, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sports Authority anticipates a healthy bidding contest, Klyman told Judge Mary Walrath of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, DE, and she approved the delay. Reuters reports that rivals Academy Sports + Outdoors, Dick's Sporting Goods and Modell's Sporting Goods have expressed interest in bidding on Sports Authority's assets. retaildive.com

Is Amazon Business a threat to Staples/Office Depot?

Thousands March for $15 Hourly Wages Across United States

How Chipotle's Food Scares May Be Affecting Foot Traffic and Sales

The future of McDonald's is kiosks and table service

Macy's will now give you store credit for used clothes

Amazon to shelter 200 homeless on Seattle campus


Donations are currently being accepted to help the family of
J.D. Ferguson.

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The Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund, administered by The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is currently accepting donations for the family of J.D. Ferguson. Jaseramie Dion Ferguson, 25 was shot and later lost his life while trying to apprehend a suspected shoplifter. 100% of the funds collected by LPBF, go to the family.

On behalf of the LP/AP community and the LP Benevolent Fund Committee, we would like to send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Ferguson family at this difficult time. Let's show the compassion and generosity of the loss prevention/asset protection community by conducting a successful fund raising campaign.


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Serial Harrogate fraudster jailed for stealing
thousands of pounds

The PayPal Global Asset Protection Investigations team assisted United Kingdom's North Yorkshire Police with their investigation into a serial fraudster who has served numerous prison sentences for fraud, stolen goods and other offences. Customers were duped into paying thousands of pounds for luxury watches which never materialized. The suspect will return to court at the end of the month for a financial confiscation hearing in order to pay back the victims of his crime.

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For further information on PayPal GAP Team, email inquiries to lawenforcement@paypal.com.




The Retail Industry Has Stronger Cybersecurity Than the U.S. Government
- as does every other major industry, report shows
According to a new analysis by a leading benchmarking firm, the US government comes in at the very bottom of all 17 major industries, including retail, non-profits, and healthcare. SecurityScorecard measured the government and industry sectors against ten categories, including social engineering, password exposure, and malware infections. Information services, construction, food, and technology were among the leading industries. But education, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical industries ranked at the lowest, though still better than government. zdnet.com

DDoS attacks: A nightmare for the modern CSO
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are increasing in frequency. While not the most sophisticated form of cyber-threat, DDoS attacks can bring an organisation to its knees all the same by literally throwing as much traffic at a business in order to flood its bandwidth. DDoS attacks succeed by disabling an organisation's website - which, in a world where customers demand 24/7 service, can be disastrous. Essentially, every business with an online presence is at risk - and in 2016 you'd be hard pressed to find an organisation that this does not apply to.

The rise of this threat has created yet another headache for the Chief Security Officer. While an organisation may have taken all the necessary precautions against other security risks such as cyber-attacks or malicious hacking, a DDoS attack could render all these precautions irrelevant. It is especially worrying that while DDoS attacks were initially the work of amateurs, an increasing number of criminal organisations are launching these attacks as a smokescreen for a more sinister cyber-attack or for ransom.

To illustrate this point, picture your organisation as a fortress. In order to protect this fortress you had to build a moat, hired an army to stand on guard, and placed canons along the parameter. However, despite all these measures someone simply parachutes into this fortress from above, and disables everything from the inside. A DDoS attack works much like this paratrooper: simple, unsophisticated, yet able to deal out substantial damage. information-age.com

Ransomware: Is It Ever OK to Pay?
Many security experts urge organizations to prepare defenses against ransomware infections, as well as backup recovery strategies. At the same time, however, a string of recent high-profile ransomware infections has demonstrated just how ill-prepared many organizations appear to be. Furthermore, by paying a ransom, victims invite further attacks from their previous attacker, experts warn.

FBI: It's Up to Victims - Summarizing the bureau's guidance, Sean Sullivan, a security adviser at Helsinki-based security firm F-Secure, notes in a blog post: "The official answer is the FBI does not advise on whether or not people should pay. But if victims haven't taken precautions ... then paying is the only remaining alternative to recover files."

Payoffs Incentivize Attackers - In the wake of multiple reported ransom payoffs, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., wrote in an April 8 letter to FBI Director James Comey: "I am concerned that by ... paying these ransoms, we are creating a perverse incentive for hackers to continue these dangerous attacks." databreachtoday.com

Read the U.S. and Canada's joint alert on ransomware

Proposed encryption legislation: What you need to know



Best Security Industries (BSI) Announces New Line of Private Label AM EAS Systems

Enterprise EAS Solutions Engineered to Deliver Superior Performance with Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Delray Beach, FL - April 12, 2016 - Best Security Industries (BSI), a premiere provider of certified, pre-owned and private label electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems and engineered IP video solutions, today announced the addition of a new line of private label Acousto-Magnetic (AM) Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) systems, branded Centurion AM.

The Centurion AM Systems come in a variety of configurations including stand-alone pedestals, door frame mounted and concealed loop solutions that provide design flexibility to meet a wide variety of retail requirements. The Centurion AM systems are compatible with Sensormatic tags and labels.

Centurion AM systems were engineered with advanced features in mind such as remote tuning designed to reduce on-site service expense and system downtime. In most cases, remote tuning can provide real time service without the need for an onsite service technician.

To provide a higher level of security, the systems automatically detect system interference caused by EAS jammers and when used with the optional smartPager, instantly notify management of a potential ORC event.

Centurion AM systems also deliver integrated people counting functionality which can provide the right data, in the right format, at any time for greater operational efficiencies throughout the entire organization.

"Our new line of Centurion AM systems further complement our private label RF offerings," said John Gantenbein, President of BSI. "We are constantly striving to provide our customers with superior quality technology at lower price points. Most retailers think of us as the leader in certified, pre-owned EAS systems and components but our ever expanding line of private label systems make BSI a viable option when making decisions on new or ongoing loss prevention programs."

Read the full press release here.

For more information visit www.bsi-eas.com




Snaptagg Announced as a RILA 2016

Snaptagg is proud to have been selected as a RILA 2016 INNOVATION AWARD finalist. Come find out why at the RILA AP Conference starting April 17th, 2016. We will be right by the exhibit entrance door (booth #300).

Last year our start-up company finished building Snaptagg after many years of R&D. We wanted to build a tag which was good for almost any application, ORC-proof, and that would be good for today and many years to come, so it took time. This year we started piloting and selling our product and we are proud that already some major global retailers are using Snaptagg.

We have added some more features this year, including merchandise visibility features. Now, you can use Snaptagg for data capture too! Snaptagg really is an all-in-one tag!

Snaptagg is the ground breaking technology that the retail LP industry has been waiting for. Last year we were one of the busiest booths of the show. No other product comes close to Snaptagg's features and benefits. It may look similar to other products, but it is by far the most versatile self-alarming tag on the planet which can be utilized for hard goods (boxes and demos) and soft goods (fashion).

The enormous versatility of Snaptagg is what makes it appealing for our customers so far. This is because the overall cost per use is lower to any other tag if you consider that one tag can do what it takes many tags to do right now. The ROI is simple to calculate. In fact, everything about Snaptagg is simple...that's our guiding Vision!

Snaptagg is a "wire-free" self-alarming tag (10+ alarms) which solves many of today's retail pain points relating to current solutions such as these.

Our patented product effectively protects items in blister packages & boxes without wires: featuring Snaptagg Cut-Out Protection, Snaptagg Booster Bag Detection, and Snaptagg Digital Locksmith coded keys.

Why Wrap? Just Snap!

Snaptagg embodies a "grow concept" so it is ready for use today on all merchandise, but also tomorrow when packages are sourced with an integrated Snaptagg base! Come see live proto-types of Snaptagg Ready products at our booth. Snaptagg will endeavor to marry the retail LP industry with the brand owners and the packaging industry to achieve impressive solutions never before seen! We have a new blister pack Snaptagg Ready design which we have perfected. Come to see. It will make you say WOW!

In fact, since we got a lot of "Wows" last year we decided we will take the names down of all those who say "Wow" and hand out prizes to the top 3 finalists on Tuesday at 5:30 pm to those who say "Wow" the most!

To book an appointment please write to sales@snaptagg.com or call us at 561-981-6278.

Participate in our "SNAP-TAGGING CONTEST" and get a chance to win an iPad.

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Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

Omni Loss Prevention
The Future is Here

Art Silva, Director of Retail & Field Operations

Art Silva, a Director of Retail and Field Operations for a major national specialty store chain, joins LPNN to discuss Omni Retailing and how it's impacting LP executives both in the field and in the corporate office. From buy-online/pick-up-at-store to same-day-delivery using stores as fulfillment centers to online returns at stores, the number of customer touchpoints is increasing significantly - creating more exposures for retailers. Art shares his thoughts on the Internet of Things, the evolving relationship between LP and IT Security, and whether the industry is really transforming into Omni LP.

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Remembering Target Canada One Year Later:
Lessons Learned, Long-Term Impacts, and Why it Failed
April 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the closing of Target stores in Canada. Although Target might have only lasted about 2 years in Canada (some stores as few as 6 months), because of the size and scale of the operation, it will continue to affect Canadian retail for the foreseeable future. In this essay, Retail Insider identifies some of the long-term impacts and lessons about the Target fiasco in the Far North.

1. Target actually had some better brands of merchandise in Canada than in the US.
2. Target got help screwing up some of its Canadian merchandising.
3. Target might not have lasted, but mall upgrades made to accommodate it have.
4. Target might not have lasted but upgrades to its competitors leave them in stronger positions long-term.
5. Target might not have lasted, but some of its empty storefronts will serve as long-term reminders of the failure.
6. Target needs to revisit its playbook for entering a market, especially if it tries again to enter international markets with bricks-and-mortar stores.
7. Although Target's policies are written to value human resources, its choices in Canada suggest that a bridge still exists between what's written on paper and what's practiced in the business.
8. Bankruptcy is ugly. It humbles even the great.
9. Target USA does seem to be recovering.
10. Target does not seem to have learned all of its lessons about international retailing. retail-insider.com

Loblaw Companies Ltd says its plan to build 50 new stores, renovate 150 more will create 20,000 jobs this year
Loblaw is planning to build dozens of new stores and renovate more than 100 others this year, creating thousands of retail and construction jobs. Loblaw says that overall, it will build about 50 new stores and renovate 150 existing ones, including projects that started in January. The stores will include both grocery stores of various banners as well as Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Loblaw is not yet releasing information on where the new stores will be located. Catherine Thomas, Loblaw's director of external communications, said in an email that this year's expansion will add about 5,000 new store employees while creating roughly 15,000 construction jobs. The company will invest $1 billion in the expansion, while Choice Properties REIT, a real estate investment trust, will contribute $300 million. financialpost.com

DavidsTea under scrutiny in U.S. over alleged use of 'on-call' shifts
Canadian beverage chain DavidsTea Inc. has come under scrutiny in several U.S. states for its alleged use of "on-call" shifts to control labour costs. Attorneys-general in New York and eight other jurisdictions have sent letters to 15 retailers, including Montreal-based DavidsTea, seeking information about their use of the scheduling practice that requires employees to call before their shift to find out if they are required to work. Letters were also sent to American Eagle, Aeropostale, Payless, Disney, Coach, PacSun, Forever 21, Vans, Justice Just for Girls, BCBG Maxazria, Tilly's, Zumiez, Uniglo and Carter's, many of which have operations in Canada. theglobeandmail.com

Retail Fast Facts: February 2016 
● 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. retailcouncil.org

Canadian consumer spending up 6.24% in the first quarter of 2016

Wolford Canadian Expansion to open fourth store

Canada's 100 stores - International Clothiers files bankruptcy

Study Reveals List of Canada's Most Trusted Retailers

Lowe's funds Rona acquisition

Vancouver: Elderly couple accused in $200K Fencing Ring that used drug addicts
as shoplifters
An elderly couple have been arrested by police after the discovery of more than $200,000 worth of stolen goods inside an east Vancouver home. At a news conference Tuesday showing off some of the stolen items - ranging from razor blades to perfume to designer purses and clothing - Insp. Earl Andersen said the couple relied on drug-addicted shoplifters and organized retail crime groups to steal the goods, which were then resold locally or shipped abroad. Andersen, of the Vancouver police anti-fencing unit, said police obtained a search warrant and then moved in on the property on East 20th Avenue near Fraser Street on March 1. The man arrested is 74 and the woman is 69. "The couple have no criminal record but are well known to Vancouver police," Andersen said. The names and offences have not yet been made public as police are awaiting Crown approval on the charges, said Anderson. "We believe this group has been active for several years," he said. vpd.ca

Toronto: Police launch 10-week crime blitz in Chinatown
Toronto police are launching a 10-week crime blitz called Project Blue Monkey in the city's Chinatown area beginning on Friday. Authorities will be targeting criminal activity such as auto thefts, shoplifting, panhandling, public intoxication, drugs and graffiti. globalnews.ca

Yellowfish: RCMP Investigating Walmart Break and Enter
Early Wednesday morning, an unidentified suspect wearing a face covering and all black clothing broke a glass window and proceeded into the store, where they stole money from a charity drop box before leaving the scene. The police searched the area for the suspect but were unsuccessful. myyellowknifenow.com

Vancouver: Police investigating 3 recent Jewelry Store Robberies;
search for stolen watches
The robberies happened in downtown Vancouver at three separate high-end jewellery stores between March 7th and March 22nd. In each case, the suspect posed as a potential customer before allegedly producing a handgun and taking off with expensive watches. Several hours after the third robbery, officers working in the Downtown Eastside arrested a man on a Canada-wide warrant for breach of parole. He was recently released from prison, was identified as a possible person-of-interest in the three cases. vpd.ca

Waterloo: Teen Sentenced to 7 months in $2M Dollarama Arson; Business owners don't feel justice was served

St John's: String of Armed Robberies in St. John's-metro

Indigenous Edmontonian alleges profiling after being ejected from Kingsway Mall

Saskatoon: Store owner fearing more Armed Robberies debates move back to Pakistan; victim of 5 Armed Robberies

St George: Man arrested for Burglary of Midtown Variety

Fairview, AB: RCMP investigating store damage at Jewellery Box

Saskatoon: RCMP Search for Armed Robbery Suspect at Wally's Food Basket in the Battlefords

Sydney, NS: Needs Armed Robbery suspects sought by Cape Breton Regional Police

High River, AB: Rexall store break-in to steal from ATM

London: Police say they have identified the suspect wanted in a string of recent gas thefts across the city


Alibaba Joins Anti-Counterfeit Group as First E-Commerce Member
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will be the first Internet retailer to become a member of the largest nonprofit global organization that fights counterfeit products and piracy, part of the Chinese company's effort to shed its image as a haven for cheap brand knockoffs.

The company has joined the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition, which unveiled a new type of membership for "intermediaries" such as online marketplaces where counterfeits -- everything from headphones to designer purses and sports memorabilia -- can flourish.

Chairman Jack Ma two years ago referred to counterfeit goods as a cancer for the marketplace and pledged to clean up the company's image. His company's been working with the IACC since 2013 through a program that has resulted in 5,000 sellers being banned from Alibaba's marketplaces and 160,000 product listings removed. Still, regulators in China and the U.S. continue to monitor its efforts. In December, the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative warned that the company needed to do a better job fighting the sale of counterfeit goods and pirated materials if it wished to remain off the government's annual "Notorious Markets" list. bloomberg.com

'Secretive thrill' drives counterfeit good purchases
Consumer demand for counterfeit luxury goods is growing fast - and new research suggests the 'thrill of the hunt' is driving the increase. A team led by consumer behavioural expert Xuemei Bian from the University of Kent in the UK arrive at that conclusion after carrying out what they say is the first in-depth study of why consumer demand for counterfeit brands is growing.

Along with the thrill of seeking out a bargain, the researchers also found that being part of a 'secret society' is another motivational factor behind purchases. They based their research on in-depth interviews conducted with shoppers in China, which they note is "both the largest producer and the largest consumer of counterfeit products."

The team also found that after knowingly buying counterfeit goods, people experienced a range of emotions, including shame and embarrassment as well as positive, hedonistic feelings. securingindustry.com

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Wal-Mart and Kroger expand e-grocery services

Why texting is the new e-commerce

Pier 1 brings home 46% growth in full-year online sales

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Grand Rapids, MI: Two men facing Federal Charges in $180,000 phone scam, targeting Verizon and 200 businesses
The two men who were arrested after allegedly targeting Amway as part of a scheme to steal iPhones have been indicted on federal charges. Wednesday, Keishun Brown and Antonio Davis were indicted on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and interstate transportation of stolen goods. In March, Brown and Davis allegedly used Amway's account information to order more than 190 iPhones valued at more than $180,100 from Verizon and have them shipped to the company's Grand Rapids-area headquarters. They then allegedly tried to intercept the FedEx truck delivering the phones. When that didn't work, they tried to talk their way through Amway security in an effort to get the phones. That failed, too - they were sent to the lobby, confronted by security and soon arrested by Kent County sheriff's deputies. woodtv.com

San Antonio, TX: Woman accused of stealing over $10,000
in cosmetics from Ulta Beauty
A woman arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing makeup told officials she made $3,000 a week over an eight-month period selling the products. Celia Nichole Sanchez, 27, was booked on a charge of Organized Retail Theft, bail was set at $5,000. Police found Sanchez with $6,000 worth of makeup still in shopping tote bags from Ulta retail stores after they followed her to a house. Some of the bags still had theft sensors attached when officers watched Sanchez conduct a transaction for the makeup before taking her into custody on a warrant for her arrest. Another $4,000 worth of Ulta cosmetics were discovered in her home, which she was selling through Facebook cosmetic groups. mysanantonio.com

Suspects in Target robbery identified after calling store to complain about security
California police are looking for a pair of thieves accused of stealing from two Fresno-area Target stores, before calling the store to complain about security. "We usually don't get cases where the person who robbed the store calls back and then asked to speak to store security where they complain about the fact that they were stopped," Sgt. Mark Hudson of the Fresno Police Department said. Footage from store CCTV cameras show 43-year-old Derek Anthony and 35-year-old Marie Guazon leaving the store carrying two pillows and a bag filled with printer ink cartridges. Security officers are then seen swarming the two suspects. Anthony wrestles with two of the guards before lifting his shirt to reveal a pistol in his waistband. The guards let the thieves go, who fled in a silver Mercedes SUV. Police were able to identify the suspects after the man allegedly called the store to complain about how they were treated by security. globalnews.ca

Spartanburg, SC: BI-LO Employee busted for Theft of $7,400
in Money Order scheme
Authorities have charged a Spartanburg BI-LO employee in the theft of more than $7,000 worth of money orders from the grocery store. Divyne Shakem Dashaw Singleton, 19, of Goose Creek, is charged with breach of trust. Singleton was working at the BI-LO near Hearon Circle when police say he made fraudulent money order transactions that totaled $7,423.84. goupstate.com

Johnson City, TN: LensCrafter hit for $6,800 in Ray Ban and Versace Sunglasses Police were called to a local LensCrafters in regard to a shoplifting incident. One of the employees said two individuals walked into the store and stole approximately 35 pairs of Ray Ban and Versace sunglasses from the shelves. The associates claimed they were too busy at the time to notice the theft occurring. The estimated amount of merchandise taken was $6,800. johnsoncitypress.com

Pauls Valley, OK: Walmart Video Game Theives lead Police on High Speed Chase; 3 Arrested
Three people are accused of leading police on a high-speed chase after they tried stealing more than $1,100 worth of video games and other items from a Pauls Valley store. A woman rushed out of the garden center of a Walmart near Interstate 35 around 4 p.m. Wednesday with a store employee following close behind. A vehicle pulled up in front of her with the driver-side door open, but a Pauls Valley detective stopped in front of the vehicle. The detective left his vehicle, identified himself as an officer, and the vehicle sped off, almost hitting a squad car head-on, officials said. The vehicle drove to I-35, starting a pursuit that reached speeds of about 100 mph. koco.com

Detroit, MI: Three suspect walked out with $1,000 of merchandise and store baskets
The three customers stared straight ahead as they walked past the store counter in northwest Detroit last week - toting an array of merchandise none had paid for. A camera filmed their hasty exit, and authorities hope that footage leads to the trio wanted for the larceny reported April 4 in the 7000 block of W. Seven Mile. The two men and a woman entered the business there at about 8:45 p.m., "loaded up bins with items and left the location without paying for them," police said in a statement. detroitnews.com

Kalamazoo, MI: Woman arrested for identity theft;
may be part of bigger ring
One alleged member of an organized group of well-dressed pick-pockets has been arrested by Portage Police and others are being sought. They have been preying on the patrons of restaurants in Kalamazoo and Portage since late last year, snatching wallets out of purses and coats draped over the backs of chairs. 41-year-old Melanie Pickard is being held in the Kalamazoo County Jail on $25-thousand bond for Identity Theft.  wincountry.com

UK: 'Charlie's Angels' gang caught after two years on the run for distraction thefts
They're actually an all-girl gang of Eastern European thieves getting ready for their next big sting. After two years on the run the law has finally caught up with one of them. Saida Isovic, 24, helped her partners in crime target an unsuspecting shopper to steal 2,000 pounds from her handbag after she withdrew the money from the bank, in 2013. CCTV footage and pictures showed the three Bosnian women dressed in Charlie's Angels-esque attire. In fact, there were a number of costume changes during the mission to distract their victim. The gang switched disguises in Primark from colourful headscarves and long clothing - quick change - to long hair and trousers as they pursued the unsuspecting target. metro.co.uk

Bellevue, WA: Police bust identity theft ring, 5 Arrested

UK: Burglars Smash and Grab $4,000 worth of Power Tools from Middlesbrough Tool Centre

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Robberies & Thefts

Jonesboro, AR: Jewelry store worker pulls gun on theft suspects
A jewelry store worker was not going to let some suspected thieves get off so easy. Police said he chased the suspects out of the store with a gun. Jonesboro investigators said two of the suspects were captured on video. The suspects got away with $36,000 worth of earrings from Sissy's Log Cabin. Police said another person was waiting in the getaway car and almost ran the employee over as he chased the suspects. ksla.com

Omaha, NE: Police Arrest 2 men in Walmart Armed Hold-up
Omaha police arrested two individuals in connection with a Walmart Grocery robbery near 90th and Lake streets. Officers arrived around 9:40 p.m. and employees said a white man entered the store, approached the register, displayed a gun and demanded money. The man left the store after receiving an undetermined amount of money. ketv.com

Richmond, VA: Man forced employees to strip in Sprint and Verizon
store robberies
A Richmond man pleaded guilty on Wednesday in connection to robberies in Colonial Heights and Mechanicsville, where he stole nearly $50,000 in electronics. Julius Ripley, 60, admitted to robbing an Adcomm/Sprint store in Colonial Heights on February 1, 2015 and a Verizon Wireless Zone in Mechanicsville on March 2, 2015. In each case, Ripley entered the store with a semi-automatic handgun and demanded cell phones and cash from the employees. He then told them to strip and forced them into a back room of the store. He took $39, 912 worth of phones and tablets from first robbery and about $8,950.00 worth of phones and tablets from the second robbery. He also stole $140 in cash. Ripley faces up to 20 years in prison and was ordered to pay $49,002 in restitution. He will be sentenced on July 28. nbc12.com

Atlanta, GA: FBI Arrests Serial Walmart Robbery suspects, hit 8 stores in 6 months
Federal authorities announced Thursday they arrested three people for robberies of Walmarts across metro Atlanta. According to the Department of Justice, a federal Grand Jury indicted Kesia Quinette Jackson, 44, Deanthony L. Foster, 27, and Makisha Renee Sanders, 42, on Wednesday. Officers took them into custody on Thursday morning. Jackson, Foster and Sanders are accused of robbing the stores from May through October 2015. Investigators said either Jackson or Sanders would go into the store posing as a shopper between 10:00 p.m. and midnight. Using a cell phone, the women would alert Foster when a clerk began to remove money from the self-checkout stations. fox5atlanta.com

Independence, MO: Police make arrests in Mall Sweep

Detroit, MI: Fake Lottery Technician busted for Theft, hitting CVS stores in Metro Area

Goshen, IN: An Elkhart man accused of shooting at alleged shoplifters at an Elkhart department store in October 2015 was sentenced Wednesday morning in Elkhart County Superior Court 4

Bryan, TX: Police release new details on multiple burglaries

Humble, TX: Police investigating a Grab & Run at Dillard's in the Deerbrook Mall; over $1,500 in merchandise

Zales in the Menlo Park Mall, Edison, NJ reported a Grab & Run on 4/14, merchandise valued at $10,000

Kay Jewelers in the Eastland Mall, Columbus, OH reported a Distraction Theft on 4/11, merchandise valued at $17,197

Kay Jewelers in the Tanglewood Pavillion, Elizabeth City, NC reported a Distraction Theft on 4/6, merchandise valued at $650

Piercing Pagoda in the Crossgates Mall, Albany NY reported a Grab & Run on 4/13, merchandise valued at $299

Gordon's Jewelers in the Almeda Mall, Houston, TX reported a Grab & Run on 4/9, merchandise valued at $7,999

Man rides motorized cart, eats chicken during SC Walmart shoplifting attempt

Credit Card Fraud

Brookfield, WI: Police Searching for Cloned Debit/Credit Card Suspects,
hit Buy Buy Baby and Target
The fraud has occurred at two Brookfield stores and police believe the incidents are related. On April, 2 two suspects used the cloned cards at Buy Buy Baby in Brookfield at 7:13 PM and attempted to purchase gift cards. On Saturday, April, 9 two suspects, including a repeat suspect from the April 2 incident, used the cloned cards at the Target. Between 2:43 PM and 2:49 PM, seven transactions were made by the suspects to purchase prepaid gift cards. cbs58.com

Skimming Reports

Nashville, TN: Experts warn about "Skimming Scam" at gas pumps

Corpus Christi, TX: Circle K skimmer found

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Kangaroo - Sharpsburg, NC - Armed Robbery
Mega Mart - Hampton, VA - Armed Robbery
Piggly Wiggly - Chattanooga, TN - Burglary
Turkey Hill - Annville, PA - Armed Robbery
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Walmart - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Your Country Store - Hagerstown, MD - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Waldorf, MD - Armed Robbery



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