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Mike Jordan promoted to Director, Distribution Safety & Security - USA, Canada, Netherlands for Michael Kors

Mike has been with Michael Kors since March of this year, when he started as Director, Distribution Safety & Security - USA. Before that, he spent six months as Regional Safety Manager (USA) for NRI Distribution Inc. Prior to that, he served as West Coast Safety Manager for Burlington Stores for three years. Earlier in his career, he was a DC Asset Protection Manager for Home Depot (3 years) and LP Supervisor for Kohl's (3 years). Congratulations, Mike!

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Filmed in January 2017 at the Daily's 'Live in NYC at the NRF Big Show 2017' event

Network surveillance technologies continue to revolutionize the way retail professionals work with not just loss prevention, but also with store optimization, operational efficiencies, and enhancements to the overall customer experience. Hedgie Bartol, LPQ, Retail Business Development Manager for Axis Communications, tells us how the global leader in network video can help retailers can bring together their video surveillance, physical access control and now audio systems to create a full solution that goes beyond security and helps grow the business.


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Coronavirus Update:
April 15

US: Over 619K Cases - 27K Dead - 47K Recovered

Worldwide: Over 2M Cases - 131K Dead - 504K Recovered


U.S. Retail Sales Suffer Biggest Plunge on Record:
Commerce Department reports retail sales dropped 8.7% in March
U.S. retail sales suffered a record drop in March as mandatory business closures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak depressed demand for a range of goods, setting up consumer spending for its worst decline in decades.

The Commerce Department on Wednesday said retail sales plunged 8.7% in March, the biggest decline since the government started tracking the series in 1992, after falling by a revised 0.4% in February.

The drag on sales in most retail categories from social restrictions far outweighed a surge in receipts at online retailers like Amazon, and grocery stores and pharmacies as consumers stocked up on household essentials such as food, toilet paper, cleaning supplies and medication. cnbc.com

NRF's calculation of core retail sales show March sales were up 1.7%
NRF's calculation of retail sales - which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants in order to focus on core retail - showed March was up 1.7 percent seasonally adjusted from February and up 4.5 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

The difference between the Census Bureau and NRF numbers is because the categories NRF excludes saw some of the biggest hits. In addition to bars and restaurants being closed, gasoline sales were affected both by fewer people driving and lower gas prices while auto dealers were among those affected by stay-at-home orders. nrf.com

NRF: Retail industry leaders inform President Trump's advisory group on reopening the US economy

NRF Foundation now offering free online skills training during health crisis

What the C's Read
Coronavirus Has Pushed A Rapidly Growing List of Retailers to the Edge
With consumers' heightened awareness of the danger of being in confined places with strangers, it is highly unlikely they will flock to stores and malls even once they reopen. Anxiety and a healthy paranoia are likely to linger - possibly for a long time.

Neil Saunders of GlobalData Retail estimates more than 190,000 stores have been closed, accounting for nearly 50 percent of U.S. retail square footage. That effectively closes down the nation's roughly 1,200 malls and most stores in strip shopping centers and on America's Main Streets.

With little or no revenues coming in for these non-essential retailers - traditional department stores, fashion, and luxury retailers being the most profoundly affected - many of the most prominent mall-based retailers, which have been struggling for years from falling sales and weighted down by too much debt, are teetering on the brink.

Retail Bankruptcy Watch List Is Growing therobinreport.com

How Big Are The Coronavirus Retail CEO Pay Cuts?
As of this week, more than one million retail jobs have been eliminated, either through layoffs or furloughs, mainly because tens of thousands of retail locations have been closed indefinitely. And while those impacted may say the semantics between a layoff and a furlough is meaningless, many retail CEOs are at least making an effort to level the playing field by cutting their own salaries as well as those of some senior executives.

In the bigger picture of these massive layoffs, these actions may not be moving the financial needle substantially and are as much about public relations as fiduciary correctness. It shouldn't be forgotten that much of a modern corporate CEO's compensation is in the form of bonuses, stock options and other perks. Most of these announcements over the past few weeks refer only to "salary" - not total take-home pay.

In the business of retailing, the pay cuts range from 100% to substantially less. Some companies have left it vague, perhaps on purpose. Here's a cross-section of retailing companies and their announced pay cuts. Note that these are for the CEO only; cuts to chairmen, other C-level executives and additional executives may or may not be the same. forbes.com

Arcadia (Top Shop): Cut 100%
Bass Pro Shops: Cut 100%
Bed Bath & Beyond: 30%
Boot Barn: 50%
Burlington: Cut 100%
Capri (Michael Kors): Cut 100%
Columbia: Cut to $10,000 (from approximately $3 million)
Dick's: Cut 100%
DSW: 20%
Gap: Unspecified
Genesco (Journey): Cut 100%
Guess: 70%

Kohl's: Cut 100%
Macy's: Cut 100%
Neiman Marcus: Cut 100% (for April)
Nordstrom: Cut 100% (through October 3)
Ralph Lauren: 50%
REI: Cut 100% (for six months)
Ross: Cut 100% ("until such time")
Shoe Carnival: "Substantially reduce"
Stage Stores: "At least" 25%
Steve Madden: Cut 100%
TJX: 30%
Urban Outfitters: "Reduced pay"

New Retail Layoffs & Furloughs:

Best Buy to furlough about 51,000 employees as its stores remain closed to customers

True Religion furloughs nearly 1,000 full- & part-time employees, 92% of total workforce

Survey Shows How the Security Industry is Mitigating Risk during COVID-19

How is the enterprise security industry working to keep facilities and employees safe? What new challenges do you face each day, particularly as employees work from home offices? In new research, Security Magazine and Clear Seas Research, a BNP Media company, examines:

● The impact of the pandemic on the industry
● Measures being taken to keep employees, customers and other healthy/safe
● How industry professionals are managing current business activities and planning for the future

Here are some of the results of the research, Security & Critical Facilities Industry Perspective, from two surveys: one conducted the week of March 23, 2020 and survey results from the week of April 2, 2020.

Security professionals ranked their top concerns accordingly. The second survey reveals professionals are now generally more concerned than they were before in the following areas:

● 80 percent of survey respondents are now more concerned with their friend/family becoming infected by COVID-19, a total increase of 26 percent. A total of 46 percent are now more concerned of becoming personally infected by COVID-19 (an increase of 15 percent).

● 59 percent are more concerned about skilled labor shortages, a total increase of 27 percent.

● 74 percent are now more concerned about supply chain interruptions, a total increase of 24 percent.

● 37 percent are now more concerned about IT cybersecurity with remote employees, a total increase of 17 percent.

● 74 percent are now more concerned about business stability for the next 12 months, a total increase of 10 percent.

● 74 percent are now more concerned about achieving business goals over the next three months, a total increase of five percent. Over the next six months, however, six percent of survey respondents are less concerned about achieving business goals.

● There is now less concern about employees not showing up for work (41 percent compared to 46 percent), and a slight decrease in concern about the current economy (74 percent compared to 77 percent) securitymagazine.com

Kroger Wants Its Half-Million Employees Designated First Responders
So They Can Get Masks and Gloves

Attempting to help its 460,000 supermarket and drugstore personnel get personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 outbreak, The Kroger Co. asked both federal and state governments Tuesday to declare its workers temporary emergency personnel. An official designation as "extended first responders" would give them high-priority access to surgical masks, protective gloves, and other gear to help prevent coronavirus infection.

Workers at supermarkets and pharmacies stand at the front line of those who are supplying essentials such as food and healthcare supplies to Americans during the pandemic. The job necessarily involves a high level of exposure to the general public and potential infection. The hazards are starkly illustrated by the announcement of the deaths of four Kroger employees yesterday in Michigan, the state currently with the most COVID-19 cases after New York. fool.com

East Rutherford, NJ: American Dream Megamall Opens COVID-19 Testing Center as Launch Gets Further Pushed Back
As the coronavirus pandemic delays American Dream's planned opening, the megamall is turning its facilities into a COVID-19 testing site. In partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health and Agile Urgent Care, the East Rutherford, N.J. complex has created an appointment-only drive-thru testing center intended mostly for police officers, first responders and health-care professionals. Community members can schedule a telemedicine visit, and can be seen at the site if they meet certain criteria. Testing began at American Dream on Monday and there is no firm end date in sight as of now. footwearnews.com

McDonald's relationship with US franchisees is fraying over coronavirus relief
The coronavirus pandemic is straining McDonald's relationship with its U.S. franchisees once again. The fast-food giant is pushing for franchisees to do more to protect their workers, while franchisees are asking for more financial relief to keep them afloat. Franchisees operate 95% of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants.

McDonald's is deferring rent for three months for franchisees to lessen the financial blow of social distancing measures. Only about one-third of its U.S. franchisees will be asked to pay March rent. Operators who have seen the sharpest sales drops are also receiving deferrals on service fees. cnbc.com

UK: Co-op hires extra security, warns criminals targeting stores
during pandemic it is 'not worth the risk'

Central England Co-op, which has over 260 food stores and petrol stations, revealed it was working closely with police forces across 16 counties to let it be known that any type of crime from burglaries to violence and aggression towards staff would 'not be tolerated' as it works hard to keep stores open and provide access to vital and food essentials.

Extra measures being put in place include additional security guards to ensure shoppers are safe and adhere to social distancing.

Craig Goldie, Loss Prevention Manager, said: "During these uncertain times we all having to adapt but one thing that remains constant for us here at Central England Co-op is our zero tolerance towards all types of crime. bmmagazine.co.uk

COVID-19 forces retailers to lengthen return windows
Macy's, Gap and other retailers are adjusting return windows to ease customers' worries about getting their money back, if they buy clothing and other items online as stores are dark.

Longer return windows add another level of complexity to how retailers are managing their businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Most are still unsure of when their shops will be able to safely open again. And some are operating their online businesses with reduced staffing - after having furloughed store and warehouse workers, as business dried up and states ordered nonessential retailers shut.

The challenges - such as trying to resell returned merchandise and simply finding enough workers to help process returns in distribution centers - could end up hurting department store chains and apparel retailers the most. cnbc.com

U.S. Payments Forum Educates on Consumer Interactions at the Point of Sale to Inform Practical Safety Guidance During Coronavirus Outbreak
As the global COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, many U.S. states are looking to establish best practices to keep citizens safe when making purchases at physical retail locations. The U.S. Payments Forum released today a resource to provide education on consumer interactions with payment terminals that can be used to develop practical guidance for safer in-store payments.

Download Here - "Consumer Interactions at the Point of Sale" - This resource:

● Outlines ways a consumer can complete a transaction while reducing physical interactions with a payment terminal, including contactless payments and paying online

● Educates on types of interactions consumers have at payment terminals, including PIN entry, loyalty information capture, opting for cash back, selecting receipt options and more

● Provides access to tips for a cleaner payment experience for merchants and consumers uspaymentsforum.org

Supporting Employees with Coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic is drastically changing how and where businesses are operating. Despite the upheaval, one thing hasn't changed: an employer's duty to protect employees' privacy should they become infected.

Be prepared to communicate with your staff and help employees connect with resources they may not know about. Protecting the privacy of an employee with the virus and other workers' wellness is paramount. Support will likely need to extend beyond traditional sick leave and well wishes for a rapid recovery.

Protecting Privacy - Supporting Employees - Obligations to All Staff shrm.org

All essential businesses in New York state must provide face masks to employees by 8 pm TONIGHT

Airport shops see business disappear as flights are cancelled

Walmart reserving morning pickup hour for at-risk customers

Ollie's DLPM Richard Reid Interviewed - Discount Chain Opening 3 New Stores Today

Convenience Retail Industry Pivots for Long-Term COVID-19 Impact

WorkTaps, the Mobile-First Employee Referral Software for Hourly Workers, Offers Free Access to Its Hiring Network Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

McDonald's in China apologizes for sign banning black people amid coronavirus

Retailers lead mask production to combat COVID-19

David's Bridal, Joann team up to make masks

Anonymous donor gives every household in an Iowa town $150 in gift cards

The $1,200 stimulus checks are arriving. People are mostly spending them on food


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ALL-TAG, a Critical Supplier to Food and Pharmacy Product Manufacturers, is Open for Business, Shipping Orders, and Fully Staffed During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ALL-TAG, an American manufacturer of RF Labels, and a leading supplier of AM Labels, RF & AM Security Tags, and other loss prevention products, is designated a critical supplier to food and pharmaceutical product manufacturers.

The company is committed to remaining fully staffed during the COVID-19 pandemic. ALL-TAG is open and shipping orders of any product to any location around the world.

"We understand that many of our source tagging customers are supplying their goods to various essential grocery and pharmacy retailers, and those goods still need to be tagged" commented ALL-TAG's Vice President of Sales, Andy Gilbert. "We will continue to deliver our RF and AM Labels to these customers in a timely fashion so that they can maintain their shipping schedules of food and pharmacy products".

"Our leadership team prides itself on the fact that we have not had to conduct any layoffs or furlough any employees."

The company has implemented plans across the globe, assuring employee safety, and customer support.

All-Tag is closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation (designated COVID-19 by the World Health Organization).

The company is managing operations to limit the impact on customers and employees.

● Monitoring the World Health Organization (WHO), CDC, and credible news websites.
● Maintaining communications with employees and customers
● Working to minimize the spread of an infectious disease if needed, through work from home/social distancing, travel restrictions, increasing more stringent office cleaning

In addition, company employees are following the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended actions for minimizing the potential for infection.

For up-to-date information on this topic, please visit https://all-tag.com/covid-19/.






ICE HSI launches Operation Stolen Promise to combat COVID-19 fraud
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced Wednesday the launch of Operation Stolen Promise to combat COVID-19 related fraud and other criminal activity. The operation intensifies collaboration with multiple federal departments and agencies, along with business and industry representatives. Surging criminal activity surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic requires an equally robust investigative response to protect the American public.

Criminal organizations that have historically been engaged in financial scams are pivoting to exploit the coronavirus pandemic and the associated stimulus package for illegal financial gains. These networks are smuggling and selling counterfeit safety equipment and prohibited testing kits, medicines, and hygiene products, as well as running illicit websites to sell their merchandise. In the coming weeks, it is expected that financial fraud scams involving financial relief, COVID-19 stimulus checks, and traditional boiler room operations will increase. All these fraud scams also impact government public benefit agencies that are in the process of distributing aid and providing assistance.

As of April 14, HSI special agents have opened over 130 investigations nationwide, seized over three million dollars in illicit proceeds; made nine arrests; executed seven search warrants; sinkholed over 11,000 COVID-19 domain names and worked alongside U.S. Customs and Border Protection to seize over 225 shipments of mislabeled, fraudulent, unauthorized or prohibited COVID-19 test kits, treatment kits, homeopathic remedies, purported anti-viral products and personal protective equipment (PPE). The launch of the operation is in direct response to a significant increase in criminal activity. ice.gov

Spotting and blacklisting malicious COVID-19-themed sites
Since last December, over 136,000 new COVID-19-themed domains have popped up and, while many host legitimate websites, others have been set up to serve malware, phishing pages, or to scam visitors.

SpyCloud researchers have also discovered that existing community threat intelligence feeds such as Google Safe Browsing, OpenPhish or ThreatsHub flag only a small percent of the domains as malicious.

"One potential reason is that the feeds we used have a focus on threat intelligence specific to phishing and malware, not necessarily scam sites. In addition, these feeds are sometimes automatically ingested into security products, increasing the potential impact of false positives because they could cause service disruptions in corporate and private networks," the researchers noted. helpnetsecurity.com

How you'll get Apple and Google's contact tracing update for your phone

The tech giants say everyone will get access to the framework for tracking tools, regardless of which version of iOS or Android they use. Not everyone is convinced.

Apple and Google are working together on a major effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 that uses signals from people's phones to warn them if they've been in contact with someone who's tested positive for the disease.

The joint project takes advantage of two of the world's most popular operating systems -- Apple's iOS and Google's Android -- to potentially reach billions of people. The tools will use Bluetooth radio technology to support apps that will be developed by public health authorities. Google and Apple will initially begin releasing updates in May, the tech giants said during a joint briefing Monday.

The two companies plan to build the tracing capability into their mobile operating systems, building off the public health apps. Once it's part of the OS, tracking could be even easier, but that will require people to update their phone software, a problem that dogs the industry. A software tool, after all, is only as effective as the number of people who can access it. cnet.com

The Real-World Challenges of COVID-19 'Contact Tracing'
There have recently been several proposals for pseudonymous contact tracing, including from Apple and Google. To both cryptographers and privacy advocates, this might seem the obvious way to protect public Advertisementhealth and privacy at the same time. Meanwhile other cryptographers have been pointing out some of the flaws.

There are also real systems being built by governments. Singapore has already deployed and open-sourced one that uses contact tracing based on bluetooth beacons. The UK's National Health Service is working on one too.

But contact tracing in the real world is not quite as many of the academic and industry proposals assume. Contact tracers have access to all sorts of other data such as public transport ticketing and credit-card records.

Although the cryptographers - and now Google and Apple - are discussing more anonymous variants of the Singapore app, that's not the problem. Anyone who's worked on abuse will instantly realise that a voluntary app operated by anonymous actors is wide open to trolling. lightbluetouchpaper.org

We may need 300,000 contact tracers to defeat COVID-19. We have 2,200

More top companies ban Zoom following security fears

Microsoft takes a not-so-subtle shot at Zoom's security woes with new Teams ad

ThreatList: Skype-Themed Apps Hide a Raft of Malware




Canada Coronavirus Update: April 15

27,500+ Cases, 900+ Deaths


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94 brand closures in Canada (Updated Daily)

Toronto business owners concerned about 'perfect storm' for break-ins
during COVID-19 crisis

"There's no guarantee that we're going to be able to make it through this"

Non-essential businesses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic are being targeted in a series of break-and-enters in Toronto.

"There's no guarantee that we're going to be able to make it through this," Zach Slootsky, the owner of The Federal, told CTV News Toronto. He fears the restaurant, which was opened eight years ago, will not be able to survive much longer.

"We have a three-month plan for now, we had a three-month plan before the break-in and that sets us back maybe another month," he said. "While we're waiting here in limbo, we're exposed and we just have this criminal liability that criminals are exploiting now."

Fashion house Horse Atelier, near Queen St. W. And Bathurst Ave. was targeted last week. Co-founder Heidi Sopinka said the burglar deactivated their alarm system and stole about $3,000 worth of clothing. They also ransacked the store, destroying clothing and damaging the property.

"As you can see it's a perfect storm," Sopinka said. "All the stores are closed and empty and everyone's at home. And the prison system is at capacity, and the judicial system is shut down."

Other businesses have been boarded up as a preventative measure, and some restaurants have posted signs indicating there is no cash or alcohol kept on the premises. toronto.ctvnews.ca

Number Of Retail Robberies, Shootings Rise In Toronto Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Hold-ups, retail robberies and shootings are on the rise while other crime has declined over the past month in Toronto amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but other crimes have decreased, Toronto Police Service spokesperson Meaghan Gray told Sputnik.

"While it is far too early to make any determination on possible crime trends during this time, we do know that since March 16, 2020, our weekly statistics have shown the following: A decline in overall robberies but, when broken down, an increase in hold-ups and retail robberies combined with a decrease in street robberies," Gray said on Friday.

Gray added that the incidents of shootings in Toronto have also increased since mid-March. retail-insider.com

Some downtown London, Ont. businesses taking cover amid shutdown
Police stepping up patrols as businesses ask for help  ctvnews.ca

40 arrested as Vancouver sees surge in commercial break-ins since COVID-19 measures began


Alberta RCMP warn citizens of spike in COVID-19 scams
Since the beginning of the month, there has been a spike in COVID-19 related scams in Canada. The most common reports are fraudulent merchandise sales and phishing emails.

The fraudulent merchandise sales frequently involve the sale and/or giveaway of health-related products such as facemasks and COVID-19 tests. There are also "free" products being advertised where the victim must pay a fake shipping fee. coldlakesun.com

     RELATED: 4,000% increase in ransomware emails during COVID-19

Former employees, customers raise concerns over Dollarama's protective measures
A former Dollarama employee refused to go back to work after fearing for her safety. She says the store wasn't taking enough COVID-19 precautions. citynews.ca

Lowe's Canada Commits $ 1 Million to Help Associates and Communities Impacted by COVID-19

Indigo rehires 545 workers following initial COVID-19 layoffs as online orders grow

Why Canadians and Americans are buying guns during the coronavirus pandemic

Ontario to extend state of emergency, despite 'glimmer of light' in numbers

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Winnipeg, MB: 16-year-old girl fatally shot by police after liquor store theft
A 16-year-old girl who died after being shot by Winnipeg police was driving a stolen vehicle used in the robbery of a Liquor Mart, police say. A group of five teens, all 15 or 16 years old, are accused of robbing the store in the Sage Creek neighbourhood just before 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. They allegedly stole alcohol while threatening to harm staff, before leaving in a stolen SUV. A police cruiser that responded to the robbery was rammed by the SUV, which then sped off, police said. Officers approached the stopped SUV and the girl was shot, police said. Police Chief Danny Smyth did not say how many shots were fired or how many officers fired their guns. He also couldn't say why police opened fire. All of that is being investigated by the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba, which looks into police-involved serious incidents in the province. cbc.ca

(Update) Quebec: Man accused of attacking Walmart security guard released on bail,
new evidence emerges

Taber, AB: Man charged after licking products in store as part of 'COVID Challenge'

Toronto, ON: Police investigating man seen shooting at cars near mall

Edmonton, AB: Police looking for witnesses, dashcam footage following strip mall shooting

Halton, ON: Police say $1,500 worth of merchandise stolen from Lowe's

Georgetown, ON: Man steals more than $700 in merchandise from grocery store

Yellowknife, NT: Convenience store robber gets 18 months jail time

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Silencing Critics?
Amazon fires two more employees who were openly critical of

working conditions during pandemic
Two additional employees who were publicly critical of Amazon's warehouse conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic have been fired by the company. UX designers Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa were both also members of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, an organization of employees "who believe it's our responsibility to ensure our business models don't contribute to the climate crisis."

The Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post was the first to report the firings, which come as workers in at least 74 for the retail giant's warehouses and fulfillment centers have tested positive for the virus. At the very least, the optics are less than ideal, as Amazon has struggled to maintain its delivery service amid a widespread shutdown.

Amazon has pushed back against the notion that the employees were fired expressly due to their criticisms of its treatment of workers during the pandemic. "We support every employee's right to criticize their employer's working conditions," a spokesperson for the company told TechCrunch, "but that does not come with blanket immunity against any and all internal policies. We terminated these employees for repeatedly violating internal policies."

Amazon has not specified the violation, though the company notably has policies prohibiting public discussion of business practices without executive approval. Both Cunningham and Costa told the Post they believe they were fired over public criticisms of company practices. techcrunch.com

Amazon Ramping Back Up?
Tech Giant to Hire 75K More, Expand Shipments of Nonessential Items

Amazon.com will begin allowing third-party sellers on its platform to resume shipping so-called nonessential items this week, a signal that the company is ramping up to meet broader consumer needs, according to people familiar with the matter.

Last month, Amazon made a decision to prioritize at its warehouses those items deemed essential during the coronavirus outbreak, such as cleaning products, health-care items and shelf-stable food. Amazon stopped accepting shipments of items from sellers that didn't correspond to the shopping needs of consumers hunkering down during the pandemic. The mandate caused unrest for its army of third-party sellers, which account for 58% of Amazon's sales.

On Monday, Amazon announced that it was hiring an additional 75,000 employees to help fill the mounting demand. Over the past month, the online retailer has hired more than 100,000 people in full- and part-time jobs in distribution centers and across its delivery network in the U.S. wsj.com

EBay Names Walmart Executive as Its New CEO

ClearSale, 3dcart team up to offer merchants info about chargebacks and false declines







'Top 10 ORC Cases of 2015-2020' - Countdown

#4 (from December 13, 2019)

Brooksville, FL: Criminal trio arrested after decades of heists,
stealing over $30 Millions in jewelry and cash

A coordinated trio of criminals has been targeting jewelry stores in Hernando County and across Florida for more than eight years, making off with about $16 million in gold, silver, jewels, and gems. They are experienced thieves whose histories of stealthy burglaries go back decades. Since 2011, investigators have been working to catch up with them, and it appears their efforts have finally paid off. Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis announced Thursday the arrests of three men he says are responsible for at least 23 sophisticated burglaries across the state. These burglaries were not typical smash-and-grab thefts. Two of the suspects, Michael Ornelas and William Granims, were convicted in 1999 of robbing at least 50 jewelry stores across the southeast, and they served time in federal prison. In 2008, Ornelas and Granims were out of jail and apparently reunited to pick back up where they left off. As they prepared to rob a jewelry store in Chicago, law enforcement officers arrested them. Now they face a long list of charges and many years in prison. Over the course of many years robbing jewelers, the men are believed to have stolen upwards of $30 million worth of jewelry and cash. fox13news.com

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Twiggs County, GA: Trucker stole 'large quantity' of Academy Sports merchandise
A Texas Freight Services truck driver is accused of stealing "a large quantity" of merchandise from Academy Sports Warehouse. According to the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office, Keith Edward Tedder was arrested early Tuesday and is charged with multiple counts of felony theft by taking. Investigators got a complaint from Texas Freight Services, Inc. about three boxes of Academy Sports Warehouse merchandise discovered on its property in Jeffersonville. Surveillance video from the trucking company showed Tedder, a Texas Freight yard truck driver, leaving boxes of the merchandise at the terminal and then later putting them in his personal vehicle. Tedder did this over a period of 22 days, according to the sheriff's office. On Tuesday, investigators took out a search warrant at his home in Jeffersonville, where they found the merchandise. Tedder is currently being held at the Twiggs County Jail and additional charges are possible pending the investigation. wgxa.tv


Redwood City, CA: Frequent Kohl's shoplifter is sentenced to 3 years probation
A frequent shoplifter at the Kohl's in Redwood City was sentenced today (April 14) to three years probation and ordered to stay away from the store, a prosecutor said. Tangata Laulea, 22, of Redwood City, went into the store on Dec. 29, grabbed a bunch of items worth $553, and ran out, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. A Kohl's security guard knew Laulea shoplifted there before, and confronted him outside, said Wagstaffe. Laulea then threatened the guard with a BB gun and got into a waiting car, according to the DA. The guard called the police, who saw Laulea nearby. As police pulled him over, Laulea shouted out that the gun was only a pellet gun, Wagstaffe said. The driver, William Rodriguez Galdamez, 28, told police he was a victim, and that Laulea had carjacked him, Wagstaffe said. But it was later determined that Galdamez was Laulea's accomplice. padailypost.com

Lake Wales, FL: Walmart Shoplifting Suspect Tased By Police After Forcibly Resisting Arrest, nearly $1,000 of merchandise recovered

New Orleans, LA: Brazen Shoplifter Wanted; stole 60 cartons of cigarettes

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Shootings & Deaths

Update: Auburn, WA: Police Identify Two Persons of Interest in Store Clerk Homicide
The Auburn Police Department has released the identity of two individuals identified as persons of interest associated with the March 31st armed robbery of A & H Motor Sports. A & H Motor Sports shop employee Gregory Deckman (56) was shot and killed during the robbery. A second employee, the shop manager was also injured during the robbery. Danny Mendez (31) has been identified as a male person of interest in this homicide. auburnexaminer.com

Sebring, FL Florida man charged with threatening to shoot up Publix
Investigators say a man threatened a mass shooting at a Publix store in Florida, all because he didn't think enough people wore face masks while out and about during the coronavirus pandemic. The Highlands County Sheriff's Office arrested Robert Kovner, 62, of Sebring on a felony charge of making a written threat of a mass shooting. Deputies said Kovner made the threatening post against Publix on Facebook. cbs12.com

Starkville, MS: Shooting at Academy Sports accidental
Officials say a Tuesday afternoon shooting at a west Starkville sporting goods store was accidental. The Starkville Police Department was dispatched to Academy Sports on the afternoon of April 14 for a report of shots fired. Police said preliminary investigation points to it being an accidental discharge from a vehicle. One female victim was transported to the hospital for medical treatment of a gunshot wound. djournal.com



Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Cape Town, South Africa: Shoprite store reopens after looting, truck targeted by Armed man
A Shoprite supermarket that was vandalized and looted in Gatesville yesterday has reopened. Several other incidents of looting were also reported in Manenberg and Nyanga yesterday, while residents of Tafelsig in Mitchells Plain protested over the non-distribution of food parcels, among others. Seven people were arrested over the incidents on the Cape Flats. Windows were damaged when looters forced their way into the Shoprite store in Gatesville and made off with various goods. On Monday night, the Shoprite Lansdowne Corner in Hanover Park was targeted, police said. iol.co.za

Elsmere, DE: Dollar General Employees and Customers held at gunpoint in mid-day Armed Robbery

Hartford, CT: Robbery / Larceny Suspect arrested tied to over 20 incidents; Walgreens, CVS and Family Dollar stores

Hapeville, GA: 13-year-old shattered Family Dollar's glass door to steal snacks

Boulder, CO: Boulder sees spike of 189% in burglary cases since March 1





Auto Dealer - Bloomington, IL - Burglary
Auto Shop - Mobile, AL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Toledo, OH - Robbery
C-Store - Prince Williams County, VA - Robbery
Cellphone - Las Vegas, NV - Burglary/ Arson
Dollar General - Elsmere, DE - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Cleveland, OH - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Hapeville, GA - Burglary
Gas Station - Monroe County, FL - Burglary
Gas Station - Gainesville, FL - Burglary
Gas Station - Surry County, NC - Robbery
Hardware - Howard, WI - Burglary
Restaurant - Madison, WI - Robbery
Staples - Levittown, NY - Robbery/ Assault of employee
Walgreens - Port St Lucie, FL - Robbery
Walgreens - Hartford, CT - Robbery
Walgreens - Agawam, MA - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Lake Wales, FL - Robbery
7-Eleven - Sanford, ME - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 13 robberies
• 6 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


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