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Northgate Markets Asset Protection Department

"Te da mas!"


Front Row (left to right): Idmelda Perez - Sr. Asset Protection Auditor, Melissa Martinez - Asset Protection Analytics Coordinator

Second Row (left to right): Victor Romero, Sam Safai - DC Security Services Mgr, Edward Gonzalez - District Asset Protection Manager, Jennifer Ortiz - Asset Protection Auditor, Carlos Ocegueda - Asset Protection Physical Security Supervisor, Pedro Becerra - Labor Management Mgr, Rosalba Trujillo - Service Desk Manager

Third Row (left to right): Saul Ramirez - Regional Asset Protection Supervisor, David Torres, Jose Prado - District Asset Protection Manager, Heriberto Hernandez - Asset Protection Auditor, Robert Esparza - Security Operations Manager, Mike Bowers - Sr. Director of Asset Protection

Not Pictured: Jose Limon - Asset Protection Regional Manager, David Careaga - Asset Protection Auditor, Irma Salcido - Director of Safety




  






      

Jen Drake, CFI promoted to Director Total Loss, Global Security for Walmart
Jen was previously the Loss Prevention Manager for, Walmart Logistics for Walmart Canada for over a year before earning this promotion. She's also held other asset protection leadership positions such as Group Manager, Assets Protection Operations and Manager, Assets Protection Operations for Target. She's worked in the retail industry since 1993, when she started as Store Management for Gap Inc. in Canada. She's also held positions for Roots including Resource Protection Coordinator Store Operations and Manager of Resource Protection and at West 49 as Director of Resource Protection. Jen earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa! Congratulations Jen!



David Henger promoted to Director of Loss Prevention for GameStop

Daivd was previously the Regional Loss Prevention Manager for GameStop for over seven years before earning this new role. He's also held loss prevention positions for Pep Boys as Area Loss Prevention Manager and for Lowe's as Loss Prevention and Safety Manager. David earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Congratulations David!


Linda Wood named Regional Account Manager for North England And Scotland for Tyco Security Products
Linda has worked within the electronic security industry for twelve years, nine of which were as an internal sales engineer for Norbain and until recently she was Area Account Manager for ADI Global Distribution.

Reporting to Martin McGrath, UK Distribution and Core Commercial Business Manager, Linda will be working closely with installers of Tyco Security Products' access control and IP network video surveillance products to help them identify new sales opportunities and ensure they are provided with the highest levels of pre and post-sales support. sourcesecurity.com







Paris, France: Police Officer Killed, 2nd Wounded in Paris Shooting;
ISIS Claims Responsibility

One policeman has been killed and two others wounded in a shooting incident in central Paris on Thursday night, police and the interior ministry said. The police officer who was killed in central Paris was shot while in a car stopped at a red light by attacker driving by, a police union said on Twitter. A witness said that one man got out of a car at the scene and began shooting with a machine gun.

One of the two assailants who fired on police is reported to have been killed. Police have issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect in the shooting, according to a document obtained by Reuters. The warrant said the man had arrived in France by train from Belgium. French prosecutors have also opened a terrorism investigation into the attack. irishtimes.com

York, PA: York County, Springettsbury settle lawsuit in fatal Kmart police shooting
Springettsbury Township and York County have settled a civil lawsuit brought by the family of Todd William Shultz, who was fatally shot outside the Springetts Kmart by township police in 2012. Shultz's family will be paid $285,000, according to the two-page settlement. Springettsbury Township will pay $275,000 of that amount, and York County will pay the remaining $10,000, he said. "The parties have reached a settlement whereby no admission of guilt has been offered," Smith said. Shultz was killed after police said he resisted multiple attempts to arrest him outside the store in December 2012. Shultz was armed with a knife and scissors, prompting officers to hit him with batons and a stun gun before shooting him. The original lawsuit sought $8 million. But Jacob said Shultz's family was less concerned about money than they were about trying to ensure something like this didn't happen again. yorkdispatch.com

Walmart Releases Global Ethics and Compliance Program Update
& 2017 Annual Report, Proxy Statement, Global Responsibility Report

Editor's Note: Over the last five years, Walmart has probably built the most thorough, expansive and most expensive Global Ethics and Compliance Program of any retailer on the face of the planet. Fueled by the alleged Mexican bribery scandal first reported in 2012, this report is now the blueprint for every retailer and will inevitably be used in academia as the textbook response.

A great read for every retailer and especially those involved in these processes.

Global Ethics and Compliance Update
Five years ago, Walmart began a multi-year process to reorganize, unify and professionalize its ethics and compliance program. The company's fourth report on ethics and compliance looks back at the program's growth over the past five years into a leading, world-class organization, and efforts to continue to prioritize and enhance ethics and compliance training, anti-corruption policies and procedures and digitization of compliance processes and systems. The detailed report is available here.

Walmart's company ethics and compliance function, consolidated into one global group, supporting but operating independently of local business management, with chief ethics and compliance officers and anti-corruption directors within each of their retail markets and organized into one global organization, is probably the largest of its kind on the planet.

Walmart's dedicated ethics and compliance staff now number over 2,300 associates, including over 500 in the United States and over 1,800 in their international markets and offices. They've invested over $141 million in global ethics and compliance systems, deployed electronic systems to implement anti-corruption policies, obtained and monitored licenses and permits, enhanced food safety, tracked donations to the community, provided training to associates, and complied with anti-money-laundering obligations, among other functions.

Being required to apply for more than 56,000 licenses to operate in their facilities outside the U.S., Walmart created licensing teams in each international market, numbering more than 300 associates in total. These dedicated teams developed processes to monitor and track licenses and permits in each market, using a centralized licensing system that the company created and deployed over the last four years.

Stepping up their efforts to educate associates about their Open Door policy allowing associates to communicate with management without fear of retaliation and about the other resources for associates to confidentially or anonymously communicate with the Ethics & Compliance team, the contacts increased 67% between 2013 and 2016. Read the full report here. businesswire.com

Supply Chains - Logistics - Fulfillment Centers - Delivery - Taking Center Stage
What used to be considered the step child of retail is now not only taking center stage but it's leading the entire retail industry in both growth and jobs and that includes LP/AP as well.

Interestingly it's also leading in the RFID development, robotics, security robots - drone technology, and even more importantly in real estate development. As that's one of the keys to our industry's and nation's future economic development. Especially when taking into consideration the thousands of empty stores and quickly sinking 33% of America's malls.

As we'll see over the next five years a significant number of these malls converted to fulfillment centers and, as we reported just last week, we'll see once disguarded urban centers revitalized across the nation adding jobs and economic growth to areas quite frankly that are in need of it. Which when extended out impacts the tax base and improves the educational quality of those areas. Something this nation has been needing to do for decades.

So this economic shift which is also being fueled by the big box retailers rolling out smaller urban size stores in some regards represents a population contraction so to speak. Where once we saw paths out to suburbia we're now starting to see the beginning stages of it contracting back into the cities.

With all of this said, we at the Daily will be focusing more on Supply Chain information and news to hopefully help keep you informed.

ISCPO Executive Roundtable Interview Series: Aaron Henderson - Part Two
As part of our Executive Roundtable Interview Series, we recently sat down with industry thought-leader Aaron Henderson to get his point of view on the challenges, trends, and developments facing the LP / AP industry. We had the privilege to have Aaron on the ISCPO Exploratory Board, where he helped to shape our organization and drive best practices across the supply chain. Aaron is presently Director Loss Prevention at Penske Logistics & Brigade Command Sergeant Major (CSM)/MP Retired.

ISCPO: What is THE biggest challenge to supply chain protection & security, from a holistic industry level?

Speed. Everyone is trying to beat the competition with getting product to the store/customer in the fastest, most cost-effective way possible. Customers today order online and want the product that day. The speed of LP needs to be faster, not merely keeping up with the speed of the business. We need to anticipate and be one step ahead of the next link in the supply chain. Any weak links slow down the chain and increase risk which could impact shrink. Part 3 Coming Monday iscpo.org

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart named in opioid suit
Cherokee Nation sues drug firms, retailers for flooding communities with painkillers

Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation opened a new line of attack against the pharmaceutical industry Thursday, filing a lawsuit in tribal court that accuses the nation's six top drug distributors and pharmacies of flooding communities in Oklahoma with hundreds of millions of highly addictive pain pills.

The suit alleges that the companies violated sovereign Cherokee laws by failing to prevent the diversion of pain pills to the black market, profiting from the growing opioid epidemic and decimating communities across the nation's 14 counties in the state.

By filing the suit in tribal court, lawyers for the Cherokee Nation said they hope to gain quicker access to internal corporate records that could show what the companies knew about the diversion of pain pills on Indian lands in northeastern Oklahoma. It is the first time an Indian nation has filed suit against companies for the damage done by powerful pain pills such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.

The suit names the three largest drug distributors in the United States: McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen, which together control roughly 85 percent of prescription drug distribution in the country. Also named in the suit are some of the biggest names in the retail drug business: CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. washingtonpost.com

Proposed Florida Law Takes Aim at Credit-Card Skimming Devices
With credit-card skimming thieves eluding law enforcement, state lawmakers are targeting the devices themselves. Two bills before the Florida Legislature this session, SB 766 and HB 343, would make it a third-degree felony to possess or sell credit-card skimming devices in Florida.

"These devices are designed to specifically collect and steal consumer data," said the sponsor of the Senate bill, state Sen. Jose Rodriguez, D-Miami. "There is no other place in the market where you need a device like this."

Rodriguez said Thursday much of the work behind the legislation was focused on tightening the definition of the skimmer itself so it would not impede the needs of retailers and anyone else involved in credit-card transactions. mypalmbeachpost.com

Macy's Faces Legal Action Over 'Unreasonable' Non-compete Contract
A legal fight over Macy's use of non-competes with higher-ups is brewing. Kristen Cox, until recently a regional executive vice president of stores for Macy's based in Chicago, urged a New York federal court late last week to find a non-compete she signed upon leaving the company in early April cannot be used to keep her from accepting a position with Burlington Stores.

In doing so, Cox took the retailer to task for requiring in 2012 that she sign the non-compete in order to receive a severance package upon leaving the company, characterizing it as an "unreasonable and unlawful" contract that "does not serve to protect any legitimate business interest of Macy's."

Non-competes are generally used to protect any trade secrets or goodwill that an employee may obtain from the company. While Cox claims she's not been exposed to any relevant trade secrets, Macy's has allegedly said it intends to enforce the non-compete if she goes to work for Burlington. wwd.com

McDonald's Loses Calif. OT Fight, Queuing Up Damages Trial
A California state judge ruled Thursday that McDonald's violated state labor law and shorted a class of thousands of workers on overtime through its handling of overnight shifts at its company-run stores, leaving only the matter of damages for next month's scheduled trial. Judge Jones wrote that McDonald's practice of assigning all hours in an overnight shift to the day in which the shift started meant workers who had an overnight shift followed by a daytime shift often worked over eight hours in a 24-hour period but received no overtime pay. law360.com

FYE Parent Co. Accused Of Stiffing Store Managers On OT
The parent company of F.Y.E. music store was hit Thursday with a putative class action in New Jersey federal court alleging it violated state and federal labor laws by failing to pay overtime to certain employees who worked more than 40 hours per week. The lawsuit alleges the retailer mistakenly classified store managers and senior assistant store managers as exempt from the overtime rate, while unlawfully using a fluctuating work week formula to calculate overtime wages specifically for senior assistant store managers. law360.com

Lowe's posts LP & Ops Support Director position - based in Franklin, TN
The principle purpose of the LP & Ops Support Director is to provide leadership and oversight of the development, administration and maintenance of Lowe's loss prevention, safety and operations programs. This includes directing the day-to-day functions of the LP & Ops Support Manager and working closely with Regional, Market and Store leaders to establish and achieve safety, shrink, training, and operational objectives that enhance margin and profitability while limiting expenses and liability.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service 2,365 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. lowes.com

DFC Global Corp. reposts Dir. of Security, LP & Safety job - based in Malvern, PA
Responsible for all aspects of Financial Crime prevention which includes internal and external fraud. Responsible for all aspects of Loss Prevention, Physical Security Equipment and OSHA strategy throughout 1NA's retail stores and office (non-trading) locations. The Director of Security, Loss Prevention and Safety 1NA is responsible for developing strategies to identify and remedy vulnerabilities that lead, or could lead, to financial loss throughout the NA operation, both in the field and office locations. 

Dollar Financial Group Global Corporation (DFG) is a US-based financial services group with over 1000 locations in seven countries. It focuses on low-income or bad-credit consumers, providing short term loans (payday loans), pawnbroking and gold buying services. DFG's brands include Money Mart (Canada), The Money Shop (UK and Ireland), Loan Mart, Insta-Cheques, and We The People. smartrecruiters.com

Vector Security Networks looking to hire a Senior Account Liaison in Grand Rapids, MI

Clothing retailer Bebe announces closure of all 175 of its stores

Britain's largest sporting-good retailer Sports Direct breaks into US market

Post-bankruptcy, City Sports resurrects website, plans new stores

RadioShack Defends Plan For $1.4M In Executive Bonuses

Subway's store count shrinks for first time in company's history


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Profitect Wins Retailers' Choice Award at RILA Retail AP Conference 2017 for Second Consecutive Year

Profitect's New Predictive Shrink Technology Also Honored for Innovation at Awards Ceremony

WALTHAM, MA - April 19, 2017 - Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail industry, today announced its second consecutive win of the Retailers' Choice Award at the 2017 RILA Retail AP Conference. The recognition, which came alongside a second place win for the company's new shrink prediction capabilities at the 2017 (R)Tech Asset Protection: Innovation Awards, confirms Profitect's ability to provide retailers and CPG companies the intelligent solutions needed to minimize loss and compliance issues and maximize results with ease.

"Each year, we ask companies to bring us their game-changing technologies and each year, they deliver and exceed expectations. This year in New Orleans was no different," said Lisa LaBruno, RILA's senior vice president of retail operations. "Recognizing innovations across the industry and learning more about how we can implement them to improve the field of asset protection are what the Awards are all about."

The (R)Tech Innovation Awards recognized Profitect as the Retailers' Choice overall. Additionally, the company's new shrink prediction capabilities - which leverage machine learning to cluster stores based on historical data and behaviors to provide an accurate view of current and future shrink - was awarded second place. The solution identifies high-risk trending stores before they reach the point of critical mass - recommending appropriate, easy-to-understand actions for store managers and associates to take to prevent problems before they arise.

"The enthusiasm for prescriptive analytics was everywhere at this year's RILA conference," said Guy Yehiav, CEO of Profitect. "Between our presentation with ascena retail group on uncovering the ugly truths lurking in data, Walgreens also presenting on prescriptive analytics and our VP of Industry Solutions being featured on a panel discussion on BI & analytics - it was a prominent theme throughout the show. When we were recognized twice by the RILA Awards Committee for Innovation and Retailers' Choice, it was a phenomenal way to cap off the conference. One of our greatest achievements has been our relationship with our customers and we are proud that our work with them has been recognized for delivering real results quickly."

Recipients were announced during the RILA awards ceremony on April 11, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. To learn more about Profitect and the company's award-winning prescriptive analytics solutions please visit www.profitect.com or follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.









Q&A: Assessing Cybersecurity Risks in the Supply Chain
How should a company think about what constitutes its cyber supply chain?
Mr. Tiao: One of the things we always do when it comes to risk management is to identify the nature of the risk in different parts of the company, prioritize those risks and evaluate what are the best ways for mitigating those risks. Significantly sized companies are going to have hundreds of third-party vendors and part of the challenge to the company is getting its arms around the nature of the risks associated with its supply chain. It's something companies have really begun to focus on, at least with respect to cybersecurity. The only way to fight that is to conduct a comprehensive review of your vendors and what sort of access they have to sensitive information. Make sure that access is required and minimize whatever access they have and don't give any more access than they need.

How would you describe the state of preparedness for cyberattacks?
Mr. Tiao: If specifically we are talking about the supply chain, preparedness is weak. Companies are better at managing risks associated with cyberthreats in other aspects of their business than they are with their supply chain. Supply chain is a particularly vexing challenge; the government is struggling with it, the private sector is struggling with it, the government is trying to figure out how to get the private sector to do it more effectively. It's hard enough to ensure your own security protocols and systems are reasonable and good, but to try to ensure your suppliers have the appropriate levels of security, that's another level of difficult. It's one of the areas where we are weakest.

Mr. Geyer: Part of the challenge, when thinking about it as a customer, is you are trying to protect your own company. You go to one of your third-party suppliers and you say, 'Here are my protocols if you want to be my supplier.' For example, with large cloud providers, the vendor typically resists agreeing to the customer's protocols. They say they have their own policies and procedures and can't agree to each customer's specific and tailored procedures. So it becomes a risk point. You may have your own ship in order, but once you are allowing another vessel in, the likelihood of getting them to agree to all of your procedures is going to be difficult. Sometimes you are a big enough company where you can force a particular vendor to agree to your specific protocols, but that is probably not the norm. What typically happens is you need to ask the vendor what are its procedures, protocols and standards, and you need to review those so you understand the gaps between what you require and what the vendor provides. Part 2 Coming Monday. wsj.com

Cybercriminals Mostly Prefer Skype Messaging
But cybercrime gangs worldwide are increasingly using encrypted peer-to-peer chat platforms for their communications outside online underground forums, new study finds.

When cybercriminals take their conversations outside their underground forums, their favorite mode of communication is Skype, according to a study of global cybercriminal operations.

Skype, which does not encrypt messaging end-to-end like some of the newer-generation messaging apps but the researchers theorize that it's because the well-known messaging application now bundled with most Microsoft software is the most readily available and convenient way to communicate.

Cybercriminals around the world also tend to follow and emulate what Russian-speaking cybercrime groups do. Russian-speaking cybercrime is considered the most sophisticated, and Flashpoint noted that there's a large adoption of the nonencrypted ICQ messaging platform around the world. ICQ traditionally has been heavily used by Russian cybercriminals, although Skype has bumped it from the number one slot in those groups. darkreading.com

Users Overshare Sensitive Enterprise Data
Survey finds nearly half of the employees trained to protect sensitive data engage in risky security practices.

When it comes to keeping confidential data locked down, it turns out that even employees trained in cybersecurity best practices still don't always know how to protect sensitive information, according to the Dell End-User Security Survey 2017 released today.

While employees don't want their companies to fall victim to a security breach, they also prefer to avoid security policies that limit their workplace productivity and daily activities, the survey found.  darkreading.com

UPS uses beacons to quell shipping errors
UPS is taking steps to improve order accuracy. A new program called Preload Smart Scan notifies workers if they have placed an item in the wrong delivery vehicle. Historically, these snafus forced drivers to travel miles out of their way to correct the mistakes. UPS beacons will be in 301 U.S. locations this year, reaching a total of 28% of U.S. facilities, and 47% of U.S. package cars. chainstoreage.com





 



   







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Organized Retail Crime
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Millie Kresevich, Dir. of AP, Luxottica; Chris DeSantis, Dir. of Central Investigations & ORC, Macy's; TJ Flynn, Investigations Sr. Mgr., JCPenney; Lt. Tarik Sheppard, Office of the Commissioner of Public Information, NYPD

Organized Retail Crime continues to grow and plague the retail industry. Not only are criminals becoming more violent and brazen in stores, but the rise of e-commerce has evolved the way in which ORC groups carry out crimes and how they are able to convert merchandise, gift cards and victim identities into profit.

Hear from our ORC panel featuring Millie Kresevich, Director of Asset Protection at Luxottica; Chris DeSantis, Director of Central Investigations & ORC at Macy's; TJ Flynn, Investigations Sr. Manager for JCPenney & President, MetrORCA; and Lt. Tarik Sheppard, Office of the Commissioner of Public Information, NYPD; as they discuss emerging ORC trends, legislative action, and ORCA development throughout the country.

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These are the biggest e-commerce acquisitions of all time
As Recode reported Tuesday, PetSmart is acquiring online pet store Chewy for $3.35 billion - the biggest e-commerce acquisition of all time.

For context, this is an even bigger deal than Walmart's acquisition of online retailer Jet.com last year - which was then the biggest e-commerce acquisition to date. These companies are using e-commerce acquisitions to improve their online retail prospects.

Here's a list of the top 15 biggest e-commerce mergers, acquisitions and buyouts of all time, by deal size, according to data from research firm PitchBook. recode.net


GNC's online sales slip as it offers fewer web discounts
GNC reported online accounted for 9.3% of revenue in the U.S. and Canada during the first quarter of 2017 ended March 31. That amounts to $51.4 million in online sales, down 3.7% from $53.4 million a year ago, when e-commerce also accounted for 9.3% of sales in the region. Sales through its flagship GNC.com site declined by 7.2% year over year, but the company did not specify an exact figure. digitalcommerce360.com

eBay's US sales increase 3.6% in Q1

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Clarksville, TN: Police find $1.5 million in fake goods in ORC raid
Police found over $1.5 million worth of counterfeit goods, along with 70 pounds of marijuana and over $24,000 cash, during a search in Clarksville. On Tuesday, after a three-month investigation, Clarksville Police Department's District 3 detectives and officers, with assistance from Kroger's Organized Retail Crime Unit and investigators working for designers, served search warrants at four locations in Clarksville. The merchandise value for the counterfeit goods is in excess of $1.5 million and over $100,000 for the marijuana. Three arrests have been made, and more arrests as well as additional charges are expected, Knoll said. wrcbtv.com


Update: Eagle, WI: Man accused of $41,492 in Fraudulent Refunds pleaded Not Guilty
The Eagle man who made $41,492 in fraudulent refunds pleaded not guilty on Thursday, April 20 in Waukesha County Court. Ryan M. Krocka, was charged with theft, false representation for crimes which occurred in Waukesha and Milwaukee counties and selling gift cards at a lower cost to make a profit. According to the criminal complaint, the city of Waukesha Police Department was contacted by the corporate investigator of the Northern Division from Home Depot who stated that there was a refund fraud involving Krocka. Krocka admitted he took merchandise from the Home Depot Stores located in Waukesha, Delafield, Mukwonago, West Allis and Wauwatosa without paying for the items and returned the items for store credit. Krocka stated he would then sell the cards for 50 cents to 60 cents on the dollar. He stated that he would advertise these gift cards on Craigslist. lakecountrynow.com

Camp Hill, PA: Trio charged in $3K theft at Capital City Mall
Police say a group of out-of-town shoppers walked out of the Capital City Mall with over $3,000 worth of stolen merchandise. The three females from Baltimore, are now facing felony theft charges for the April 14 incident. Lower Allen police arrested the three during a traffic stop nearby. Mall security confirmed the theft, which totaled over $3,130. abc27.com

Bethlehem, PA: Two charged with stealing $2K teeth-whitening strips from Target
Charged are Aleksandre Khosroshvili, 29, and Koba Adeishvili, 50, both of Brooklyn. An asset protection officer reported seeing Adeishvili take two shirts off a sales rack and put them on, placing his own shirt over them. The officer told police Adeishvili was also in the store on April 11 with another male, later identified as Khosroshvili. The pair was seen taking a duffle bag from the sporting good department and filling it with about $2,000 worth of teeth-whitening strips and fleeing Target. lehighvalleylive.com

Southington, CT: Trio Arrested at Cell Phone Kiosk at BJ's Wholesale
A report of fraudulent cell phone purchases at BJ's Wholesale led to the arrest of three New York residents. Police were called to the store on Monday April 17, just after 2 p.m., on a report that a female was attempting to fraudulently obtain cellular phones from the Verizon Wireless kiosk. The complainant reported a female customer, later identified as Cabrera, presented false identification while attempting to purchase two apple iPhone 7 Plus, valued at $880, along with $240 in accessory bundles. The total amount of merchandise was $2,120. Further investigation revealed that Cabrera, went to the store to fraudulently obtain the cell phones, while De Los Angeles and Radhames provided her with the fraudulent information. southingtonobserver.com

Chicago (Bucktown), IL: Leader Of Teen Shoplifting Ring Hitting Bucktown Stores Gets Nabbed
A teenager who police believe was leading a group of youths that had been stealing from Bucktown and Wicker Park shops has been arrested. Shakespeare District CAPS Sgt. Adam Henkels said Wednesday that the teen who was arrested was part of a larger group of youths targeting the shops. "Teen girls, as well as boys, were involved in the thefts," Henkels told residents at a community meeting. dnainfo.com


Update: St Louis, MO: 8th suspect in Saks Fifth Ave smash and grab charged
The last person in a gang that robbed a Saks Fifth Avenue store in St. Louis has been charged. 22 yr old Dejuan Wingard of Chicago pleaded guilty yesterday in St. Louis to a charge of interstate transportation of stolen property. The smash and grab took place last November in Frontenac. ktrs.com



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Shootings, Deaths & Kidnapping

Seattle, WA: Two Police Officers shot, 1 grazed, suspect dead in downtown 7-Eleven Robbery
Police said the incident began with a robbery call at the 7-Eleven where two suspects fled. Officers caught up with them about a block away, and one officer began fighting with a man the ground. While the officer was fighting, a female suspect came up and hit the officer on the head with a bottle. The suspects then fled and there was an exchange of gunfire with officers. Two of the officers who fired were shot. The male suspect fled into a building at Madison and Western and barricaded himself inside. Police used flash bangs and sent a robot inside to determine where the man was and if he was alive. Police later said the man was found dead inside the building. Seattle police could not say if he was shot or how he died. The female suspect was also detained. This is the first time a Seattle police officer has been shot since 2009. fox23.com

Memphis, TN: Police investigate fatal shooting outside South Memphis Marathon
Memphis police are investigating after a 23-year-old man was killed and another man was injured in a shooting outside a corner store Friday morning. Police were called to the Marathon gas station around 1 a.m. after someone in a dark-colored vehicle opened fire, said Sgt. Louis Brownlee. "Victim #1, 23, was fatally shot while sitting in his vehicle on the lot," Brownlee said in an email. "Victim #2, 41, was shot as he was washing off the gas station lot." commercialappeal.com



Memphis, TN: Security guard shoots Shoplifting suspect at Cash Saver
Police were called to the Cash Saver at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. An investigation showed a security guard encountered a shoplifter and there was some sort of altercation between the two. The guard said the suspect tried to assault him. That led to the guard firing a shot, which hit the suspect, police said. Police said the suspect was taken to Regional Medical Center in noncritical condition. wreg.com

Chesterfield, MO: H&M Loss Prevention Agent Arrested; Accused of Kidnapping & Raping Suspected Shoplifter

Des Peres police say a loss prevention officer was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping. The alleged incident happened Saturday at the H & M store at Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield. Police confirm he is accused of detaining a woman at the outlet mall for shoplifting, then kidnapping her. A friend who had been accompanying the woman drove to West County Center and alerted police, Des Peres Department of Public Safety Captain Sean Quinn said. "She told them that she was out at the outlet mall in Chesterfield," he said. "They had encountered this loss prevention officer and this young lady was still with the loss prevention officer and hadn't returned." Captain Quinn said the woman had received startling texts from her friend. "They just were unusual messages that the young lady got from her friend, that weren't normal," he said. Des Peres police took a report and contacted the Chesterfield Police Department, which made an arrest. The man was employed by H & M and worked loss prevention at the outlet mall, as well as West County Center. fox2now.com stltoday.com


Robberies & Thefts

Shoplifter jabs three Macy's security guards with needle, claiming he has AIDS
and hepatitis C

A shoplifter jabbed three security guards with a hypodermic needle at the Macy's in Herald Square, then claimed he had AIDS and hepatitis C.

Robert Percodani, 25, was out on parole for just over two months when he tried to steal several Michael Kors handbags from the department store's flagship location on W. 34th St. at about 3:30 p.m..Percodani is a heroin user, and has seven past arrests. nydailynews.com

Santa Rosa, CA: Kohl's Shoplift suspect leads police on chase
Santa Rosa Police arrested a homeless man they said led them on a high-speed chase in a stolen car after stealing items from several stores. The pursuit came after Kohl's store employees reported a theft about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. They described the suspect, Jesse Dean Green, 41, and gave a license plate number of his car, which turned out to be stolen. The car was located at Coddingtown Mall, leading to a chase. He crashed into another vehicle and ran from the scene but was caught. Green was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of the other car was not injured. pressdemocrat.com

Long Island, NY: Knifepoint robber suspected of striking 16th time; store relieved no injuries

Blackman Township, MI: Woman arrested for shoplifting at JC Penney attempts to flee while handcuffed

Jared Galleria of Jewelry in the Forum at Olympia Parkway, Selma, TX reported a Grab & Run on 4/20, item valued at $13,499


Kay Jewelers Outlet in the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, Clinton, CT reported a Credit Fraud on 4/19, items valued at $9,363


Kay Jewelers in the St. Louis Premium Outlets, Chesterfield, MO reported a Grab & Run on 4/19, items valued at $7,198


Fred Meyer Jewelers in Santa Clara - Eugene, OR reported a Grab &Run on 4/17, item valued at $3,799


Skimming Theft

Pinellas County, FL; Devices found at Speedway's in Palm Harbor and Seminole




 

Apollo's Liquor Market - Paradise Hills, CA - Armed Robbery
AT&T - Cedar Lake, IN - Armed Robbery
Baskin Robbins - Bohemia, NY - Armed Robbery
Big Mike's Tesoro Gas - Jewel Lake, AK - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Columbus, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Schriever, LA - Armed Robbery
Eastridge Liquor - La Mesa, CA- Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Tyler, TX - Armed Robbery
Grove Convenience - Montclair, NJ - Armed Robbery
Kum & Go - Nixa, MO - Armed Robbery
Mobile, On the Run - Kirkwood, MO - Armed Robbery
Park Clothing - Peoria, AZ - Armed Robbery/ owner shot and killed
Prime Sole Shoes - Effingham, IL - Armed Robbery
Rocky's Quick Stop - Warner Robins, GA - Armed Robbery
Shoe Store - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery/ Suspect shot and killed by owner
Slick Ricks Entertainment - Grand Junction, CO - Armed Robbery
The Greenery (Marijuana dispensary) - Durango, AZ - Armed Robbery
Ulta Beauty - Solon, OH - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Simi Valley, CA - Armed Robbery
Verizon Wireless - Columbus, GA - Burglary
7-Eleven - Seattle, WA - Armed Robbery

7-Eleven - Hopewell, VA - Armed Robbery

 

Daily Totals:
21 robberies
1 burglaries
2 shootings
2 killed


Weekly Totals:
85 robberies
23 burglaries
2 shootings
2 killed













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