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Aaron Duxbury, CFI was promoted to Territory Loss Prevention Director, Territory 5, southeastern United States for Burlington Stores.
Aaron will be based in Atlanta, GA and will report to Jim Connolly, SVP Asset Protection. In his seven years with Burlington, Aaron has held the position of Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Region 6, based in Kansas City. Prior to joining Burlington Stores, Aaron held Loss Prevention management positons with Target and Kohl's. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Washburn University, Topeka, KS. Congratulations Aaron!
 

 



Live Updates from RILA AP Conference 2016
Follow our live coverage from the show floor of RILA's Retail Asset Protection Conference 2016 in Dallas on Twitter @DandDDaily, with tweets by Amber Bradley. #RILAap

Funeral Services Held For Walmart LP Officer Killed During Shoplifting Apprehension
Funeral services were held Monday for a Lawrenceville Walmart loss prevention officer shot and killed while confronting a man cops said was trying to leave the store with three flat screen televisions. Twenty-five-year-old J.D. Ferguson was laid to rest at Eternal Hills Funeral Home in Snellville, Georgia. Ferguson left behind a wife and three children ages 3, 1 and 3 months. Police arrested Boaz Fordyce, 37, charged with felony murder in the incident that happened at the Walmart on Lawrenceville Highway on April 10. Among those attending the celebration of life for J.D. Ferguson was Lilburn's police chief and five of his officers who often worked on shoplifting cases together. "Often our officers develop personal relationships with these loss prevention detectives and this really hits home when such a tragic loss of life occurs," says Chief Bruce Hedley. Hedley says his detectives worked around the clock to identify and arrest Fordyce. cbslocal.com wsbradio.com

LP Benevolent Fund: Donations still being accepted to help the family of J.D. Ferguson

Nordstrom lays off 350 to 400 employees amid sagging profits, rising competition
Beset by fierce online competition, a lackluster retail climate, the costs of rapid expansion and sagging profits of late, Nordstrom on Monday said it expects to lay off 350 to 400 people in a cost-cutting measure aimed at becoming more efficient. The majority of the cuts will come from its corporate headquarters in Seattle, where departments such as marketing, finance, legal and merchandising are all looking at possible cutbacks. Sales-floor positions are not being considered for cuts, the fashion retailer said.

Nordstrom will first look at eliminating open positions. It then will make job cuts primarily in its corporate center and regional support teams, the company said. The 400 positions represent nearly 6 percent of the company's 7,000 employees who work for corporate divisions (not necessarily in Seattle). In total, the company employs more than 70,000 people. seattletimes.com

Target to Raise Minimum Wage to $10 an Hour - Matching Wal-Mart
Target Corp. is raising the minimum wage for employees to $10 an hour, a person familiar with the matter said, as retailers face growing competition for lower wage workers. The new hourly rate will match the minimum implemented earlier this year by rival Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for most U.S. workers. Target boosted starting pay to $9 an hour in 2015, after a similar increase by Wal-Mart. Target has resisted publicly commenting on introductory wages for its employees. Instead, company executives have said that Target pays competitively and adjusts wages based on the local market. wsj.com

From Verizon to McDonald's, Workers Strike Back
On Wednesday nearly 40,000 Verizon workers walked off the job in the Northeastern United States, protesting a management contract offer that they say will offshore and outsource jobs, increase their health-care costs and reduce their ability to preserve wages and benefits in future contracts. The following day, the Fight for 15 organized its biggest job action ever, as service-industry workers in 320 U.S. cities picketed and demonstrated for a living wage.

The two strikes are very different: One is the traditional type of work stoppage that once built working-class power and income, but has faltered as the share of union membership in key industries has been gutted over the decades; the other is a more limited alternative that has become a favorite tactic for non-union workers to achieve workplace gains through legislation. prospect.org

Survey: 59% of companies prioritize profits over prevention
A recent survey from law firm Hogan Lovells found 57% of compliance officers said the sales culture at their company poses a threat to their anti-corruption programs, with 59% of respondents saying their organization prioritized a culture of "profits over prevention." So, how does a company know whether it has a toxic sales culture, and if it does, what can it do to install a more ethical one? wsj.com

CVS Takes Stake in Curbside, Unveils Order Pick-Up Service
Pretty soon you won't even have to get out of your car when you go to a CVS store to pick up toothpaste or diapers. CVS Health, whose namesake drugstore chain is the second largest in the U.S. after Walgreens, said on Tuesday that it will partner with Silicon Valley mobile commerce firm Curbside to offer store pick-up at almost all of its nearly 8,000 stores by the end of this year. The company is also taking an undisclosed stake in Curbside. The service, called CVS Express, is in pilot programs in a few markets in California, North Carolina, and Georgia and set for a national roll-out by year end. fortune.com

Ways Malls Are Reacting To The Ride-Hailing Economy
As companies like Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are gaining popularity and expanding in more markets, malls are making changes to their properties, building new facilities with ride-hailing customers in mind and even partnering with such companies. Among the ways malls are reacting to the new ride-booking economy are building distribution sites that allow for quick pickups, providing more drop-off areas at existing properties and bringing customers to malls by offering free rides with ride-hailing companies, lawyers say.

Drop-Off Points at Malls - Mall owners and developers are increasingly looking to redesign parking lots in order to allow for more drop-off traffic, and that's taking the shape of new lanes and designated areas for dropping off and picking up passengers.

Partnerships With Ride-Hailing Companies - Uber recently recently teamed up with the Chicago-area Oakbrook Center mall to offer complimentary rides to shoppers who met certain spending thresholds, and lawyers say malls are increasingly looking to such partnerships to drive traffic to their sites.

Pickup Facilities - Retailers are also reacting to a growing concern about the time and hassle of parking at malls, particularly those that have multilevel parking decks, and are now increasingly offering customers the opportunity to place orders online and pick up purchases at delivery centers, which don't have the same congestion that malls have. law360.com

ISCPO Conference to take place Sept. 7-8, 2016 in Richardson, Texas
The International Supply Chain Protection Organization would like to announce the date and venue for the 2016 ISCPO Conference. Fossil Group, INC. (www.fossil.com) will once again host the ISCPO Conference at their Corporate Headquarters in Richardson, Texas. Mark your calendars for September 7th and 8th, 2016. The two day Global Expansion of Business conference will be addressing topics related to supply chain security, industry theft trends and investigations. The conference will again provide a great venue to network with global industry peers, transportation/logistics professionals, law enforcement, and select vendor partners. ISCPO members and other interested parties should consider attending.

ISCPO is proud to announce this year's keynote speaker Thomas Class, Special Agent in Charge - FBI in Dallas, Texas. Vendors interested in visiting with conference attendees are also asked to email concerning opportunities. Submit your inquiries to Byron Smith at byron.smith@iscpo.org. We are looking forward to seeing everyone this year, so mark your calendars. Event registration information will follow soon. For more information, visit our website - www.iscpo.org

 

Deadline April 30: Vector Security Accepting Applications for 2016 LPF Scholarships

Vector Security, Inc., the provider of intelligent security and home automation solutions tailored to the needs of customers, is accepting applications for its 2016 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarship program from now through April 30, 2016. The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals - or those who have an interest in loss prevention - seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Detailed information can be found at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.
 


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Visa, Wal-Mart Move to Cut Checkout Time for Chip Card Transactions
Shoppers may soon get back a few extra seconds at checkout. In response to complaints about the waiting periods caused by new chip-enabled credit and debit cards, Visa Inc. on Tuesday said it is launching software that will shave as many as 18 seconds off the time it takes to make a payment. The nation's biggest retailer has also taken steps to be faster. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has lopped off 11 seconds from chip-card transaction time, a spokesman said. Among other things, the Bentonville, Ark., company has eliminated a prompt that asked shoppers to confirm the amount of the transaction. The moves are a reflection of the widespread consternation that has greeted the new cards, which offer better security than the older ones but require more technology that slows transaction speeds. foxbusiness.com

Hackers turn to corporate attacks as spam's payoff diminishes
- Corporate attacks outpace Retail POS attacks
Cybercrime continues to be a moneymaker, but whom hackers target - and how - is changing, according to a report on trends in cybersecurity released Tuesday by Chicago-based firm Trustwave. The information security company analyzed data collected from its breach investigations in 2015, including tens of billions of emails, tens of millions of Web transactions and thousands of Web application security scans.

Email systems have gotten better at filtering out malicious messages before they hit users' inboxes, according to Karl Sigler, a threat intelligence manager at Trustwave. He said the company found that less than 55 percent of emails that went through Trustwave's email security system in 2015 were spam, down from nearly 85 percent in 2010. That's because criminals are finding it harder to make money off of blasting malicious emails to almost anyone, Sigler said.

Instead, some criminals are switching to spear phishing attacks, in which they target one valuable individual or organization. Criminals can comb social networks to figure out connections within organizations to write emails that look relatively legitimate, Sigler said. That can make it easier to trick the recipient into opening it or clicking on a link, he said. "They're targeting the CFO," Sigler said. "They're targeting (whoever is) in charge of the bank accounts of the organization."

Corporate attacks are now outpacing retail incidents. In 2014, incidents at the point of sale made up 40 percent of all breaches, while those in corporate settings represented only about 20 percent of hacks. In 2015, 40 percent of breaches were corporate, while just 20 percent of hacks were at the point of sale.

The payoff from a successful corporate hack can be worth the extra labor of infiltrating those more complex networks, Sigler said. "Criminals are always trying to go where the money is," Sigler said. A company's network "could be a treasure trove, rather than breaking one single site open." By breaking into a few employees' email accounts, hackers can gain access to entire networks and retrieve customer lists, usernames or other valuable databases that can be sold to spammers. chicagotribune.com

77 percent of companies don't have the capability to respond to cyber attacks
Only 23 percent of organizations are capable of responding effectively to a cyber incident. This leaves the remaining 77 percent often having to purchase support services after an incident has occurred. This is among the findings of the latest Global Threat Intelligence Report from security company Solutionary. The retail sector experienced the most attacks per client, followed by the hospitality, leisure and entertainment sector, then insurance, government and manufacturing. While the finance sector showed the highest volume of attacks overall, on a per-client basis, retail clients experienced 2.7 times the number of attacks as finance. betanews.com

Millennials more likely to store sensitive data on mobile devices, study
A study conducted on 500 people across all age demographics revealed that nearly a fifth of millennials store payment card PINs on their smartphones, tablets and laptops, compared just 10 percent of respondents across all age groups. When queried about storing passwords on their personal devices, 38 percent of young adults answered in the affirmative, according to an Equifax study cited by The Register. scmagazine.com
 

 


 

Protection 1 Launches Next-Generation Version of Alarm Data Analytics Platform, eSuite 2.0

eSuite 2.0 Sets New Industry Standard for User Application Portals, Key Features
Now Available on Mobile Devices

CHICAGO - Protection 1, the premier full-service business and home security company in the U.S., today announced the release of eSuite 2.0, the next-generation version of its innovative alarm data analytics and reporting platform for enterprise and commercial customers. Developed through direct feedback from users, eSuite 2.0 is built to answer Protection 1's customers' needs. New capabilities include a new user experience, intuitive interface and mobile capabilities that will enable customers to access key features on-the-go.

"At Protection 1, we have created a unique customer experience with our 1 Touch Plus program which is dedicated to proactive customer account management. This enhanced service provides our larger National Account customers a dedicated account manager and support team who are experts in their needs and operation to deliver superior service with every touch," said Sara Moccardine, Director of National Account Customer Support. "This team is in daily contact with customer corporate and executive teams collecting feedback that we utilize to build and enrich our service offerings."

eSuite, initially launched five years ago, was developed to provide actionable data for enterprise and commercial customers, such as open/close schedules and reports, details of alarm tests, incidents and alarms and to change or request a service call. Setting it apart from other services, eSuite 2.0 identifies exceptions through graphics-based information displays that are easy to use and provide transparency of information, helping customers sift through what can be large amounts of data to see what requires attention.

"eSuite is the platform we developed to deliver transparent data to our customers. The drivers of our development roadmap are input from our customers about their business needs, and their ability to take action based on the data presented," said Lisa Ciappetta, Senior Director of Marketing and Technology for Protection 1. "eSuite 2.0 introduces a number of key features and improved functionality to the platform, including faster speed and enhanced usability. The added mobile device capability gives our customers the convenience of managing their systems from anywhere, at any time."

New features of eSuite 2.0 include:

● New graphical interface for intuitive functionality
● Mobile design and application for secure ease of use from mobile devices
● The ability to place a burglar alarm system on test and remove from test online
● An activity dashboard that allows users to view critical site activity in a summary activity map or trending graph, by user defined time periods. Dashboard graphics include: Police Dispatch, Fire Dispatch, Service Calls, Open/Close Exceptions, Communication Failure, Failed Test Timer

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Snaptagg Announced as a RILA 2016
INNOVATION AWARD Finalist

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

LP's Role in Retail Technology's Evolution

Karl Langhorst, Corp. Sr. Director, LP, and Kirk Ball, VP & Chief Technology Officer,
from Kroger

As technology continues to redefine retail, it's critical for Loss Prevention executives to partner with those driving the evolution and integrate the LP principles throughout the entire enterprise. Kirk Ball, VP and Chief Technology Officer, and Karl Langhorst, Corporate Sr. Director, Loss Prevention, from The Kroger Co. join us to discuss LP's role in the ever-shifting landscape of retail technology. From mobile wallets and EMV to biometrics and drones, where does LP fit in? Learn why it's all about education, collaboration and maximizing LP touchpoints.

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2016 Group LP Selfie Awards

Pizza Party/NRF Protect Free Trip Drawing

LP teams throughout North America continue to send in so many great "Group LP Selfies" to the Daily, sharing their team pride with the LP community, getting a commemorative plaque for their office, and earning a chance to win a free pizza party for their team. Greg DeTardo and Melissa Torreano of NuTech National join Gus Downing to pick three new winners. Also, see which lucky LP exec gets a free trip to the upcoming NRF Protect Conference!

Submit your team selfie and YOU could win at our next drawing in June!

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Online Fraud Attack Rates Soar Since October
The Global Fraud Index, shows that online fraud attacks have jumped by 11 percent since the shift. Digital goods retailers have suffered the worst of all as those merchants (think games, songs, movies) have seen a more than 300 percent increase in fraud attacks since the liability shift.

The culprit? Botnets. Eighty-three (83) percent of domestic attacks have utilized botnets, while less than 50 percent of European attacks and less than 40 percent of attacks around the rest of the world deployed them.

Other key takeaways from The Global Fraud Attack Index for the second quarter of 2016 include:

● There were 27 attacks for every 1,000 transactions conducted in 2015 Q4. That's 11 percent more than were reported in 2015 Q3, and a 215 percent increase from 2015 Q1.

● The attack rate more than quadrupled for digital goods, and nearly doubled for luxury goods, between Q4 of 2015 and Q1 of 2016.

● $4.79 out of every $100 of sales are at risk, up $2.90 (150%) out of $100 from 2015 Q1. pymnts.com

Fighting Chargeback Fraud in the Age of One-Click Payments
Visa unveiled Checkout in 2014, promoting it as a quicker, easier and more secure way to pay online. In order to make a purchase, users need only enter their username and password with any merchant who accepts Visa Checkout, eliminating the time-consuming process of entering card info, billing and shipping addresses.

While Visa Checkout offers great new degrees of security and convenience for cardholders, unfortunately the program does little to counteract friendly fraud. With platforms like Visa Checkout making online shopping seem even more attractive, we are likely to see a rise in online consumer spending, which means a correlated rise in the number of chargebacks merchants experience. edgl.com

Amazon Wants a Piece of Every E-Commerce Transaction
The retail giant is expanding its Amazon Payments platform with a new program -- the Amazon Payments Global Partner Program. Amazon will partner with e-commerce platform providers like Shopify to provide account management, planning support, technical resources, training, and more. With most small e-commerce businesses opting for solutions like Shopify to build their stores, the new program could have a major impact on Amazon's payments business and its competitors like PayPal. fool.com

How Sam's Club Is Widening its E-Commerce Lead Over Costco

Report: Amazon Prime used by 70% of upper-income households

 

 

Providence, RI: Convenience store owner admits $1.1M food stamp fraud
A Providence convenience store owner has pleaded guilty to $1.1 million in food stamp fraud. Sami Almuhtaseb, of Smithfield, pleaded guilty on Friday in U.S. District Court in Providence to conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors say the Oasis Market redeemed more than $2.7 million in benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program between November 2009 and December 2015. More than 72 percent of the transactions were for more than $50, even though federal officials say legitimate food stamp transactions at a convenience store rarely exceed more than $50. Federal authorities say at least $1.1 million were the result of fraudulent transactions. heraldcourier.com

Council Bluffs, IA: US Cellular employee charged with theft of over $30,000
A former U.S. Cellular employee has been charged with stealing nearly $30,000 in merchandise from his employer. Authorities have arrested and charged Sayeg Moreno Padilla, 21, with first-degree theft, a Class C felony. The Omaha resident has also been charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony. On Monday, Judge Fagan set Padilla's bond at $10,000. Padilla is a Mexican national working in the U.S. with a temporary work visa, had worked for U.S. Cellular from Dec. 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015. Padilla allegedly created fraudulent accounts between the dates of May 6, 2015, and June 16, 2015. Padilla allegedly opened up a total of 12 fraudulent accounts under what U.S. Cellular officials believed to be false names or names that do not belong to any specific individual. nonpareilonline.com

Wall, SD: Suspect sought in theft of $10,000 of jewelry from Wall Drug
Pennington County Sheriff's investigators are hot on the trail of a group of people responsible for stealing $10,000 in jewelry from stores at the Wall Drug mall in Wall last week. The theft was initially reported on Wednesday, April 13 when store employees noticed the missing jewelry, valued at about $10,000, according to a release from Pennington County. Two days later, the thieves returned, but were recognized by an alert employee, who alerted management. The suspects were confronted and fled, but one dropped a purse that was recovered and contained information about the suspect vehicle, officials said. Deputies have used surveillance video to track the suspects, but no arrests have been made so far. kotatv.com

Michigan City, IN: Shoplifter Gets Caught, Guzzles Flea Medicine
A man at a Menards store in Michigan was caught carrying 19 boxes of K9 Advantix, a flea and tick preventive medication for dogs, past all of the cash registers, and security staff swooped in. Loss Prevention apprehended the man and contacted Police. According to the police report, he was confined to a separate room because security staff believed that he may have a knife. While waiting for the cops to show up, be began opening and drinking the flea medication. He also had an unidentified white pill, which the security staff couldn't prevent him from swallowing once they saw him put it in his mouth. That earned him the trip to the hospital that he wanted. The 19 boxes of flea medicine were valued at $239.90. The man said that he planned to sell him to pay his rent. consumerist.com

Pensacola, FL: Shoplifter tries to steal thousands in merchandise from Bealls
A thief tried to get away with thousands in merchandise and deputies need your help finding out who he is. Last Tuesday a man was caught on surveillance video stealing from a Bealls on Davis Highway. He walked out of the store with three thousand dollars in women's Nike apparel. The store's lost prevention officer went out in the parking lot to confront the man, but he dropped the merchandise and fled. weartv.com
Belfast, Ireland: Romanian Gang of shoplifters spared prison over pre-Christmas raid
The gang had carried out a pre-Christmas shoplifting raid in Coleraine. Shoes, coats and jeans worth hundreds of pounds were taken from four stores on December 12 last year. Last month sentencing had been deferred in their case after a judge asked to see if they had any criminal records in their homeland. A prosecutor said a number of people were spotted acting suspiciously and when police swooped on two vehicles they found a number of stolen items. The prosecutor said Nicula was wearing a pair of baggy tracksuit bottoms which were tied tightly at the knees underneath a long skirt. The trio had previously pleaded guilty to the offences. belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Clermont, FL: Two Walmart Associates arrested for theft of $700 in phones/electronics

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Robberies & Thefts

Louisiana Man May Face Life For Shoplifting Snickers Bars
Critics say the case shows how habitual-offender laws can bully small-time crooks into pleading guilty rather than risking the consequences of a trial. A man accused of stealing Snickers candy bars may face life imprisonment under a Louisiana law intended to shut the revolving jailhouse door on violent career criminals. Jacobia Grimes, a 34-year-old New Orleans man who has a ninth-grade education and five prior theft convictions, was charged under a felony theft statute with stealing $31 worth of candy bars from a convenience store on Dec. 9, The New Orleans Advocate reported. Grimes' record makes him subject to a sentence of 20 years to life under the habitual-offender law if he's convicted, his lawyers said. Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office has no intention of pressing for such a harsh sentence, a spokesman said. But the mere possibility, legal experts said, points out a consequence of the habitual-offender law: It forces accused repeat offenders to plead guilty for a reduced sentence rather than risk a trial and the possibility of a lengthy mandatory prison term. huffingtonpost.com

Salt Lake City, UT: Shoplifter fractures Security Guard's skull
during escape attempt
A security guard was hospitalized with a fractured skull Sunday after police say a shoplifter hit him on the head with a billy club as he fled. Jason Vaillancourt, 41, attempted to shoplift several items from the Flying J, when he was spotted by a security guard. The Billy Club was the item Vaillancort was accused of stealing from the store. The 39-year-old security guard was unconscious as he was taken from the scene with a fractured skull, he was in serious condition. Vaillancourt was arrested by Utah State Troopers as he walked down the highway, carrying the club. deseretnews.com

St Peters, MO: Smash & Grab Burglars hit 3 Jewelry Stores in early hours Monday
Police are searching for thieves who burglarized three jewelry stores in St. Peters in a 1.5 hour span very early Monday morning. A crew of four suspects hit Harris Jewelers. The owner said they used a brick to smash a store window and cases of jewelry. He also believes the culprits scouted out and studied the store because the most expensive jewelry was taken. "They hit the more expensive cases so they had to have scoped me out. It's unsettling and unfortunate," said Harris Jewelers owner Bill Harris. The suspects also allegedly struck at the Diamond Shoppe and Smith's Jewelry and Coin. The thefts occurred between 12:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. In each burglary, a brick was used to smash a window and jewelry cases. All three stores hit by the suspects have surveillance video. Police recovered the car used in all three burglaries and are looking into leads. kmov.com

Houston, TX: ATM Smash and Grab failed at CVS, but left major damage
to the store
Houston Police responded to a smash-and-grab at the CVS in Rice Military early Tuesday. Around 1:30 a.m. burglars backed a large Ford pickup into the front of the store on Washington at TC Jester. The suspects tried to loosen the store's ATM to steal it, but they failed and fled the scene. The pickup, likely stolen, was left behind along with a lot of damage. Police say the store was open at the time, but no injuries were reported. khou.com

Kansas City, MO: Dollar General Employee shot during apparent Armed Robbery Police are investigating after a Dollar General employee was shot Sunday night. Officers were called to the store at 10524 Grandview Road around 8:45 p.m. Police told 41 Action News they weren't sure if the shooting was part of a robbery or any other circumstances leading up to it. kshb.com

Brooklyn, NY: Woman Chases Thief As Grab And Run Thefts Plague Williamsburg
She worked hard for the money, and wasn't about to let it go easily. A Brooklyn woman was caught on camera chasing a thief for four blocks before losing him. It was the latest in a series of grab and run thefts in Williamsburg. Security footage from Action Burger, at 292 Graham Ave. in Williamsburg, shows a guy at the counter asking to use the restroom. On his way out he grabs the jar of money as the manager's back is turned. omnifeed.com

Denver, CO: Smash and Grab Burglars hit tow shop in northwest area
Two break-ins occurred at two sandwich shops within a five-block radius in the Berkeley neighborhood early Monday morning, the Denver Police Department said. Il Porcellino's and Snarf's sandwich shop were victims to smash-and-grabs, but the criminals got away with pretty much nothing. Denver police investigators said they don't believe the smash-and-grabs are a trend in the quaint northwest Denver neighborhood, but it is concerning. kdvr.com

UK: Melbourne: Four charged in Attack on Security Guard at JB Hi-Fi
in Melbourne Shopping Centre
Four men have been arrested after a security guard was punched in the face, kicked and spat on during a brawl at a Melbourne shopping centre. The security guard confronted a man who was trying to steal from the Chadstone JB Hi-Fi store on April 3, when he was attacked by a group of man, police say. theaustralian.com

UK: Liverpool: Police join forces with Retailers, report crime incidents online with Facewatch

UK: Stretton: Roof Top Burglars steal large load of Cigarettes from The co-operative

UK: Walthamstow: London OAP shopkeeper stabbed fighting off armed robbers in shop raid

Paramus, NJ: Pickpockets targeting grocery store shoppers in Paramus

Kay Jewelers in the Marley Station, Glen Burnie, MD reported a Grab & Run on 4/18, merchandise valued at $3,800

Kay Jewelers Outlets at Sands Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA reported a Distraction Theft on 4/17, merchandise valued at $3,899

Kay Jewelers in the Carolina Place, Pineville, NC reported a Glass Lift Theft on 4/12, merchandise valued at $1,199

Jared in the Boulevard Consumer Square, Buffalo, NY reported a Distraction Theft on 4/11, merchandise valued at $1,400

Jared in the Center at Deane Hill, Knoxville, TN reported a Grab & Run on 4/15, merchandise valued at $37,000

Jared in the Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, Indiana reported a Grab & Run on 4/16, merchandise valued at $374

Piercing Pagoda in the Belden Village Mall, Canton, OH reported a Grab & Run on 4/15, merchandise valued at $399

Fred Meyer in Wandermere, WA reported a Grab & Run on 4/17, gold/ Silver counter top spinner, merchandise value unknown

Peoples Jewelers in the Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket, ON reported a Grab & Run, Spinner display, no merchandise stolen



Counterfeit Goods

Apparel continues to top US Counterfeit Seizures List


Credit Card Fraud

Biggest credit card syndicate in Malaysia foiled
The Royal Malaysian Police Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) has crippled the biggest fake credit card syndicate of the year following five months of investigations. astroawani.com

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CVS - Houston, TX - Burglary
Diamond Shoppe - St. Peters, MO - Burglary
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Elks Outdoors - Pleasant View, TN - Burglary
Happy Foods - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
Harris Jewelers - St Peters, MO - Burglary
Holiday Gas - Peters Creek, AK - Armed Robbery
Lee's Liquor - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery/ 1 employee killed
Parker Mart - Lexington, NC - Shooting/ 1 man killed
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S&S - Bluefield, WV - Armed Robbery
Smith's Jewelers - St. Peters, MO - Burglary
Super Quik - Portsmouth, OH - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Newark, DE - Burglary
Walgreens - Morgantown, WV - Armed Robbery/ suspect said he had a bomb
Walgreens - Ft Wayne, IN - Armed Robbery
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