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Gary Smith was promoted to Senior Director of Asset Protection for Walmart.
Gary was previously the Senior Director of Asset Protection - Small Format Stores for the retailer and has been with Walmart since 2006. He started as an Asset Protection Manager and quickly worked his way up to hold such positions as Market AP Manager, Regional AP Manager, Health & Welness Market Director, and Divisional Asset Protection Director. Gary earned his Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance from Delta State University. Congratulations Gary!
 



Sears Holdings Corp names Alpha High Theft Systems Vendor of the Year


Mark Jones and Melissa Munson with the Award
granted by Sears to the Alpha team.


Security Vendor Website Hacked - Iscon Imaging, Inc
ISCON Imaging Inc., a manufacturer of patented infrared imaging screening systems, with operational and workplace safety solutions for loss prevention in warehouses, healthcare facilities and retail distribution sites, recently suffered a hack that shut down their website. As of this morning, a message was posted on every page of the security vendor's website, where a Bangladeshi hacker group calling themselves "Red Mini" claim responsibility for the hack. Editor's Note: We are at war.

Security robotics will be "the next big thing" in security
Security robotics and regulation

In many ways, this robotic technology is here. Drones are being used for surveillance by movie studios and on colleges campuses. And, systems integrator Northland Controls even has robots patrolling its parking lot in Fremont, Calif.

Security robotics is in its nascent stage though, and the security industry has to figure out how to harness the technology more broadly, and in a way that makes business sense for end users and integrators.

One thing for sure is that security robotics will be regulated. And, that makes sense. While drones may be safely used for surveillance in some areas, drones and other robotics may pose a risk in certain locations, such as airports. Questions of privacy will need to be addressed as well. Like it or not, some degree of regulation is inevitable and advisable.

The Security Industry Association is keeping an eye on this issue, and you should too. Jake Parker of SIA told me the "FAA is in the process of finalizing regulations that [drone] operators must follow and chances are this will evolve in the future." He also noted that there are "significantly different requirements for law enforcement use versus private/commercial security."

Editor's Note: Along with a number of articles about robotic security guards popping up in the news the last six months this trend will only grow, and regulations will follow. The question is how far will it go and how will it impact retail? We're already seeing customer service robots appear in retail stores here in the states and to a larger degree in Japan. securitysystemsnews.com

Z Gallerie will pay $15 million to settle whistleblower False Claims Act
Deliberately misclassified furniture to avoid duties?

allegations that it masked the type of furniture it imported from China in order to avoid extra anti-dumping duties, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.

The DOJ alleged that the Gardena, California-based retail company deliberately misclassified wooden bedroom furniture imported from the People's Republic of China as bound for parts of the home outside the bedroom in order to avoid anti-dumping duties. Those duties seek to protect U.S. manufacturers from foreign rivals that "dump" their products in the United States below cost.

The settlement stems from a July 2013 whistleblower lawsuit filed by an e-commerce furniture retailer named Kelly Renee Wells, who will receive $2.4 million from the Z Gallerie payout, the DOJ said. law360.com

Regis Salons Keeps Asset Protection as a Key Strategy in Quarterly Results Release
Dan Hanrahan, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Improvements in our North American Value business are a direct result of our key strategies focused on Leadership Development, Technical Education and Asset Protection as we drive to make Regis the place where stylists can have successful and satisfying careers.  businesswire.com

Menards Drops Class Waivers To Settle NLRB Charges
Handbooks - Arbitration - Class Action Law Suits

Home improvement chain Menards on Wednesday said that it has settled a National Labor Relations Board charge alleging that it maintained overly broad handbook rules and required workers to sign unlawful mandatory arbitration agreements, with the company agreeing to nix class action waivers from its arbitration policy. 

Menard Inc. agreed to post a notice to employees that includes provisions that the company won't maintain mandatory arbitration agreements that force employees to waive their right to pursue class and collective actions. Menards also agreed to notify of the revisions all employees as far back as June 2015 who were required to sign the arbitration agreements. Additionally, the notice will be posted at Menards work sites and on the company's intranet system.  law360.com

Whole Foods Fixes Scales To Overcharge, Suit Says
The scales at the cash registers of Whole Foods Market Inc.'s California stores make items appear heavier than the same items when weighed by the scales in the produce department, a proposed consumer class has alleged in Los Angeles state court. law360.com
 

South Florida is a Hot-Spot For a Cargo Theft Crime
Thieves target the cargo being carried on our highways at a loss of tens of millions of dollars every year. "We've found that a good number of cargo stolen, sometimes from all over the United States, ends up right here in South Florida and goes into sort of like the fencing process," Sgt. Carlos Rosario of the Miami-Dade Police Cargo Theft Task Force says. nbcmiami.com


Insiders Break Down The Compliance Program Done Right
The hallmarks of a top-notch corporate ethics and compliance program are organizationwide leadership, integration and accountability, according to a new report written by compliance officers, law firm partners and former U.S. Department of Justice officials examining what companies should aim for in their program.
 
High-quality programs stand out because they try to comply with all legal and regulatory expectations while integrating ethics and compliance principles into everyday operations, according to a report published Monday by the Ethics & Compliance Initiative's Blue Ribbon Panel.
 
Unsatisfied with merely checking the box, these programs create a culture where people can raise concerns and are protected from retaliation; hold companies accountable; and involve continual documentation, objective measurement, evaluation and improvement, the panel said, drawing from their experiences and government and industry standards. law360.com

Director of Loss Prevention & Risk Management for Goodwill Industries in San Antonio, TX

Hudson's Bay Company to Open State-of-the-Art Distribution Center in Pottsville, PA

5 Things To Know About The Defend Trade Secrets Act


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
 
Domino's Q1 U.S. comp's up 6.4%, total sales up 7.4%%
Arby's Q1 U.S. comp's up 5.8%%
The Cheesecake Factory Q1 comp's up 1.7%, sales up 6.9%%
Canada's Jean Coutu Group Q4 comp's up 0.3%, sales down 1%, full yr comp's up 1.7%, sales up 1.5%%
Carter's Q1 retail comp's down 0.1%, total co. net sales up 6%%
Regis Corp. Q3 comp's down 0.4%, sales down 2.5%%
Rent-A-Center Q1 comp's down 2.5%, consolidated revenue up 2.7%%
GNC Q1 U.S. co. owned comp's down 2.6%, total sales down 1.8%%
99 Cents Stores Q4 comp's down 3.2%, sales up 1%, full yr comp's down 2.7%, sales up 4%%
Cabela's Q1 comp's down 4.3%, sales up 4.5%%

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How to Best Fight a Cyberattack
Better employee training, more quickly fixing known vulnerabilities and thinking like a hacker are three things companies can do to better protect themselves from data breaches and digital mischief, according to the Verizon Enterprise Solutions 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report. The report, which studied more than 100,000 incidents and 2,260 breaches in 82 countries, found the top 10 known vulnerabilities accounted for 85% of successful exploits, even though patches to fix them were available. wsj.com

Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Releases PCI Data Security Standard Version 3.2
Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a new version of its data security standard, which businesses around the world use to safeguard payment data before, during and after a purchase is made. PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2 replaces version 3.1 to address growing threats to customer payment information. Companies that accept, process or receive payments should adopt it as soon as possible to prevent, detect and respond to cyberattacks that can lead to breaches. Version 3.1 will expire on 31 October 2016.

A significant change in PCI DSS 3.2 includes multi-factor authentication as a requirement for any personnel with administrative access into environments handling card data.  businesswire.com

Have retailers secured themselves against the Insider threat before you head to the checkout?
EU General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) comes into force in 2018
Protecting Customer & Employee Data

What effect would the EU GDPR have on the retail industry? For customers and staff, the EU GDPR has clear advantages; greater transparency in how data is being used, the ability to access the data, make changes or delete it and the right to know if their data has been hacked or breached. Yet for merchants, retailers and their suppliers and partners, greater onus is placed on them to protect the data.

If the potential damage to customer relationships and brand reputation wasn't incentive enough to meet the new standards, any large organisation who falls short could be hit with fines of up to four percent of global turnover. This means corporations handling consumer data on a large scale, such as retailers, could face fines running into billions if they are deemed not to have done enough to prevent a leak.

But as organisations batten the hatches and build the fortress around the sensitive customer data they hold, many are only considering the potential risks of data been breached by external threats. But what if the real risk to your customer data is actually those that are inside the fortress already? Editor's Note: What we see in Europe we can potentially see in North America, eventually. scmagazine.com

 

 


 

THOROFARE, NJ - April 28, 2016 - Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced that it has expanded its portfolio of RFID labels for health and beauty products with its new Compass RFID label for improved inventory management.

The Compass addresses the specific inventory management challenges presented with the round-shaped SKUs and tightly packed merchandising displays that are ubiquitous in health and beauty categories. The Compass, and its previously released RAIN RFID labels - the Eye wear tag, Micro, Whisper and Slim - cover the full range of health and beauty products, allowing retailers to tag more merchandise than ever before in order to maximize their inventory visibility.

The ISO18000-6C compliant Compass is a 48mm diameter round-shaped RFID label that is designed with the M4D integrated chip from Impinj, tamper proof with strategic placement on packages and delivers high read-rate performance in semi-automated physical inventory control and RFID as EAS. These designs are tuned for best performance in FCC frequency and ETSI frequency for Europe.

"Our ongoing relationship with Checkpoint continues to deliver new solutions that enable retailers to gain ItemIntelligenceSM information on a wide-array of items, which now includes cosmetics and beauty products," said Craig Cotton, Impinj Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. "The Compass label uses the Monza 4D True3D™ technology to deliver higher data reliability and accuracy in any direction, which is crucial for resolving challenging retail deployments."

"The Compass RFID label is another validation of our commitment to expand coverage for health, beauty and cosmetics categories," said Uwe Sydon, Senior Vice President of Innovation, Checkpoint Systems. "Designed for optimal performance, the new Compass will help health and beauty retailers lower out of stocks and boost inventory visibility."

Compass RFID labels are available immediately.

Checkpoint Systems will be showing the Compass RFID Labels at Booth 204 in the exhibition hall at RFID Journal Live May 3-5 in Orlando, Florida.

 



D&D Daily Adds Staff Writer/Digital Coordinator to the Team as Part of Continued Growth

Cleveland, OH - The D&D Daily - the #1 digital news source for retail loss prevention and IT security executives throughout North America - has announced the addition of Sean Colarossi as the company's new Staff Writer/Digital Coordinator. With an extensive background in journalism, politics and community involvement, Sean will help further the Daily's mission of delivering real-time news and information to the LP community.

"We're excited about Sean joining the team at a time when the D&D Daily is about to embark on some rather aggressive expansion that will increase the educational value for our readers and continue to evolve the Daily in the digital space," said Gus Downing, Publisher & Editor of the D&D Daily. "His education, previous work experience, and community involvement are a reflection of the qualities we at the Daily believe are necessary to develop and help create content that can impact and add value to our readers. As we aim to take the Daily to the next level, Sean will play an instrumental role in helping us to do just that."

Sean previously worked as Senior Writer and Copy Editor for Rant, Inc., an online publishing company covering a wide range of topics including politics, sports and entertainment. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an Associate of Arts degree in Journalism from Lakeland Community College, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the student-run newspaper The Lakelander.

Sean has also been heavily involved in community efforts, including volunteering as an Outreach Organizer for the Affordable Care Act, coordinating voter registration through Organizing for America, and working with a local hospice institution for over four years.

About the D&D Daily
Retail Loss Prevention's #1 daily and fastest growing digital e-newsletter and information resource, the D&D Daily delivers real-time news, information and industry trends that are reshaping the retail world. The Daily e-newsletter promotes industry engagement through a collaborative social-media-like platform whose mission is to inform, educate and instill a sense of community for executives of the retail LP and IT security industry. Subscribe for free at www.d-ddaily.com.
 

 
 

Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

Building an Analytics Program

Maurice Cloutier, VP of LP, Ann Inc. &
Rob LaCommare, AVP Asset/Profit Protection & Risk Mgmt., Justice Stores

As analytics continues to play a critical role in the LP efforts of every retailer, find out what's involved in building an analytics program from scratch. Maurice Cloutier, VP Loss Prevention, Ann Inc., and Rob LaCommare, AVP Asset/Profit Protection & Risk Management, Justice Stores, share their advice on how to get buy-in from senior management, how to identify useful data from other departments, and how the added visibility gained by analytics can help LP identify shrink and drive profit for the business as a whole.

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Amber calls him "ORC Zen Master", but you may know him as Scott Sanford, Director of Investigations & Training, Barnes & Noble, Inc. In this LPNN Quick Take, he tells us the one crime-fighting resource that would be hard to live without and why he thinks a national ORC association is needed.

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US Rep. Tells FTC To Probe Limited Amazon Delivery To Blacks
Bloomberg Study on Inequality Impacts Congress

A member of the U.S. House of Representatives who represents minority communities on Chicago's South Side is asking the Federal Trade Commission to look into allegations that Amazon is engaging in discriminatory business practices by failing to offer same-day delivery in some predominantly black neighborhoods.

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., sent a letter to the FTC on Tuesday expressing concern with a recent news report that free same-day delivery was not available to Amazon Prime customers living in primarily black neighborhoods in several big U.S. cities, including Chicago. law360.com

Amazon - two new fulfillment centers - Florence and Carteret New Jersey
Competition for Barnes & Noble Education at Colleges

Amazon reportedly operates nearly 100 fulfillment centers across the U.S. In March 2016, the retailer announced it would open similar centers in Edgerton, Kansas and San Bernardino, California. In April, the company unveiled plans for its sixth Texas fulfillment center, which will be located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In addition to opening new fulfillment centers, the retailer is also growing its network of physical pickup locations. Amazon has also announced an agreement with California State University, Long Beach, to open Amazon@TheBeach, a staffed pickup location at the university bookstore on the university campus.

Amazon@TheBeach will offer an approximately 2,500-sq.-ft. location to pick up and return Amazon orders when it opens in fall 2016. The retailer currently operates similar staffed pickup locations at five other universities across the U.S. and has plans to open at least five more besides California State. These campus locations also allow Amazon to directly compete with Barnes & Noble Education. chchainstoreage.com

Priceline CEO Quits Over Relationship With Employee

EBay beats profit estimates, attracts more buyers

Younger consumers turn increasingly to mobile devices for buying as well as browsing

U.S. e-retailers get more competition from Europe as the duty-free ceiling rises to $800

 

 

Your ORC Association's History

May Just Help Get More Laws Passed

Tell us your story - Published on the Daily & the ORC Resource Center
 

Building Support and Involvement begins with knowing the histories and background of each ORC Association. With our 'Fight For 20' campaign to get the remaining 20 states to create and pass ORC legislation, we need to build the case for the legislators to be able to visit the ORC Resource Center and learn about the biggest and most indepth collabroative effort in the history of Law Enforcement and Retail.

With over 10,000 involved across the nation this is the biggest effort ever and your association's history and effort could play a vital role in helping legislators get to know the true extent of this epidemic.

So if you haven't written yours, or if you have an update, please get it in to us and we'll publish it and help spread the word. We have a state legislator initiative planned for July and August that will touch the vast majority of state legislators throughout the states that don't have ORC laws presently.

Education is the key and your association's history is a critical part of the process. Let's get 20 more state ORC laws. It's up to you.



More than $120K in checks cashed as part of Pittsburgh-Philadelphia counterfeit ring; 39 Warrants issued
An investigation is underway into a counterfeit check cashing ring that spans from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, in which the culprits have gotten away with more than $120,000, according to police paperwork. A total of 39 warrants have been filed for people in connection with the scheme. According to the documents, a Munhall police officer was investigating counterfeit checks being drawn off the district court's bank account for Munhall, Homestead and West Homestead. In all, 22 checks, totaling more than $24,000, were cashed. A man tried to cash one of the checks in Philadelphia, where he was arrested and started talking to investigators. Officers realized the man was involved in a "much larger" counterfeit check ring, and a pattern emerged. Documents detail how fake checks were made just after legitimate checks with account numbers were cashed at a Pittsburgh area Ace Check Cash Express. Investigators went through surveillance videos of banks and other stores, finding 39 suspects. wpxi.com

Three Michigan men arrested for credit card fraud across the nation
in Festus, MO

"They'd been traveling across the country using fraudulent credit cards - not stolen, but fraudulent - at Home Depots and Lowe's," he said. The suspects - one 23-year-old and two 21-year-olds - were turned over to federal authorities. myleaderpaper.com

2 caught with 25 stolen credit cards in Gainesville, Fla.
Men driving from Houston to Miami caught in Gainesville traffic stop

Two men believed to be involved with skimming credit cards were caught during a traffic stop in Alachua County. The officers also found a large amount of new property believed to have been purchased with the fake credit cards and a diesel fuel theft pumping system. The men were traveling from Houston to Miami through Gainesville when they were caught, deputies said. Deputies said a skimmer was found in this week in a gas pump on Williston Road.  news4jax.com

Tulsa, Okla., man steals comforters from Macy's multiple times - admits to hitting the store before
55-year-old Rubin Richardson was seen leaving the store with two comforters. Tulsa police say he then reentered the store a short time later and attempted to steal two more. He admitted to stealing previously from the store and had stolen comforters on two other occasions this month. An ex-con faces additional charges for urinating all over the AP office.  krmg.com

Long Beach, CA: Felony Warrant Issued for former Cal State Long Beach Student Suspected of Stealing Thousands from Campus Bookstore
A felony warrant has been issued for a former Cal State Long Beach student who allegedly used bad checks to purchase more than $3,000 worth of items from the University Bookstore on three separate occasions in 2015, university police announced. Gavin Maximiliano Dighero, 26, is accused of grand theft for writing bad checks and burglary for entering a retail establishment with the intent to commit theft. Officials stated that on August 24, 2015 Dighero entered the University Bookstore and made a purchase by writing a check from a closed account linked to a Ruby Dighero. A police investigation revealed Gavin Dighero legally changed his name from Ruby Dighero. Dighero entered the bookstore the next day, on August 25, 2015, and wrote a check from the same closed account to make a purchase. He entered the bookstore for the final time on August 28, 2015 and made a large purchase in the same previous methods. The total loss at this time is $3,226.36, officials stated. lpost.com

Mesa, AZ: Woman being sought for organized thefts of baby formula throughout the Valley
A warrant has been issued for a woman who allegedly organized the theft of baby formula from several different stores across the Valley. Police are looking for 35-year-old Windy Thompson who was charged this week for the shoplifting of baby formula from a Bashas in Mesa. Thompson has also been linked to baby formula robberies in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria and Chandler since 2014. The total estimated cost of the baby formula stolen is over $1700. She was previously convicted in 2013 and 2014 in city court for similar crimes. abc15.com


Evesham, NJ: Shoplifting Trio Identified within Minutes of Social Media Post and Arrested in Act of Striking Same Store
On April 27, 2016, the Evesham Police Department utilized our social media to post the pictures of three males who stole thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise from a local Target store. Within minutes of the post an Officer from the Brooklawn Police Department contacted this agency and identified all three suspects from past arrests. From that identification arrest warrants were prepared for all three.

On April 27, 2016 at 3:00pm, Target Loss Prevention contacted this police department reporting that all three individuals were on location and in the act of shoplifting additional Dyson Vacuums. ETPD arrived on location and arrested two of the suspects inside the store and the third as he was fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. Throughout the week of April 22, 2016, the three males in the surveillance pictures shoplifted thousands of dollars in merchandise from the Target. facebook.com

Juneau, Alaska: Warrant issued for a woman stealing over $1000 of merchandise from Shopko

Idaho Falls, ID: Sean Cox was arrested Tuesday on charges of burglary at Shopko

Garden City, MI: Detroit man busted at Kroger stealing 16 Visa prepaid cards

Boardman, OH: Police investigating $1,700 theft at Victoria's Secret

UK: Newcastle, Australia: Over 20 people caught Shoplifting in 3 day Police Operation
 

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Shootings

Seguin, TX: Armed Robbery suspect killed in officer-involved shooting
Police say that Darrel Machemehl died following an officer-involved shooting that took place in Seguin late Tuesday evening. The shooting occurred following an armed robbery call at the Pic-n-Pac. Police say that Machemehl was armed with a short-barreled shotgun and entered the store demanding cash from two clerks. Both clerks were able to flee unharmed. Police say they witnessed Machemehl put the shotgun in a backpack and flee the scene on a motorcycle. Seguin police, Texas DPS Highway Patrol, and Guadalupe County sheriff's deputies pursued Machemehl and stopped him. Police say that Machemehl made threats against the officers and refused to release the backpack. "He was pacing back and forth. Verbally threatening officers to shoot them. Officers demanded him over 42 times to drop the backpack at such time when he began encroaching upon the officers. An officer fired shots," Seguin Police Department Chief Kevin Kelso said. Machemehl was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Leominster, MA: Police officer shoots, wounds man who robbed CVS
Leominster police officer shot a man who had robbed a CVS store, but the suspect is expected to survive, Worcester prosecutors said. Ryan Powell, 24, was in stable condition at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, District Attorney Joseph D. Early's office said in a statement. Powell is being treated for a gunshot wound to the jaw. The incident happened after a robbery at a CVS pharmacy on Nelson Street at 10:42 p.m. Tuesday, prosecutors said. Powell allegedly pointed an object that appeared to be a gun at two employees, forcing them to hand over a bottle of Oxycotin and Xanax. Powell was shot in a confrontation with police on Highland Avenue, prosecutors said. The officer, whose name has not been released, has been placed on paid leave, pending an investigation by prosecutors. Powell was arraigned Wednesday from the intensive care unit of UMass Memorial.
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Robberies & Thefts


Batavia, OH: Walmart Shoplifter pleads guilty in Scuffle that Injured Clermont County Deputy: now facing 26 years
On Dec. 28, Deputy Brewer got into a scuffle with Skeene outside a Wal-Mart where Trent Skeene was trying to steal a big-screen TV. Skeen fled in a vehicle which was quickly pulled over by Deputy Brewer. As the two fought, a passing vehicle hit Brewer before he could handcuff Skeene. Skeene was later arrested after a nine-hour manhunt. Skeene now faces up to 26 years in prison on multiple charges.
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Santa Ana, CA: Armed Robbers targeting 7-Eleven stores; 5 stores hit in the past month
Santa Ana police say a trio of brazen suspects have been targeting 7-Eleven stores in a series of armed robberies - five stores hit 11 times in the past month. One suspect has already been arrested after a clerk spotted him allegedly casing one store, but the other two remain unidentified and at large.

Their images were captured on store surveillance cameras. One suspect was seen wearing red plaid enter a 7-Eleven store in Santa Ana early Saturday April 9. Police say the same store was hit again one week later on April 16 at 2:43 p.m. - by the same man, this time wearing a black T-shirt. Two other suspects also appear on camera over the next three weeks. So far there have been 11 robberies involving five Santa Ana stores.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL: Three suspects nabbed in $5,000 Burglary at Foot Locker store
Police say a group of burglars went from breaking into Foot Locker to being locked up Wednesday. Although six people were found and detained near the store at 930 W. Sunrise Blvd., only three of them were charged with the 3:30 a.m. burglary and grand theft. Authorities said the suspects slipped into the store through the back of the business. Police dogs picked up their scent and found two suspects. A third suspect was hiding behind a dumpster when the K-9 alerted police. A woman and a man were charged on unrelated pre-existing warrants; a third person was released without being charged. Officers found the merchandise and the tools used to break in tossed in the dumpster. About $5,300 worth of shoes and apparel were recovered. ssun-sentinel.com

Los Angeles, CA: Serial 7-Eleven Bandits 'Weren't Always Successful' - Police said the 7-Eleven robbers would work in tandem
One had a gun, the other acted as a look out. But they weren't always successful when they flashed a weapon and demanded money. One of the suspects was caught because a clerk recognized him from an internal bulletin sent from the company, police said. The clerk was on the phone with police when the robber was trying to get his attention. nbclosangeles.com


Paris, France: Thieves use 4X4 in ram raid on Chanel store
Thieves used a 4X4 early Thursday morning to ram their way through the security grill of a Chanel store in central Paris in the latest brazen robbery on a luxury store in the French capital. Local press said thieves made off with handbags worth several thousand euros (dollars), leaving the 4x4 burning outside the store in the Avenue Montaigne, one of the swankiest shopping streets in the world. reuters.com


Houston, TX: Police are investigating a smash and grab burglary after suspects crashed a truck into a southeast Houston clothing store overnight
According to the Houston Police Department, it happened at 3:30 a.m. Thursday at a Citi Trends located on Almeda Genoa just west of the Gulf Freeway. Officers arrived to the scene to find a white pickup that had been used to smash the front wall of the store. The thieves also tried to take the safe, but were unable to get it out. khou.com


New York: 5 Arrested In Alleged Plot To Steal Foreign Currency From Mail At JFK Airport
Five former cargo handlers are facing charges after allegedly plotting to steal international mail at John F. Kennedy Airport, all 5 were arrest on Wednesday. According to the complaint, the cargo handlers plotted to steal mail coming in from flights through Terminal One at JFK, which houses Austrian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Air France, LOT Polish Airlines and other international carriers. The plot, which spanned over a period of four years, allegedly targeted packages that contained international currency. Once the packages were obtained, the cargo workers would then allegedly exchange the international currency for American money - either at JFK airport or at an outside bank.Five former cargo handlers are facing charges after allegedly plotting to steal international mail at John F. Kennedy Airport, all 5 were arrest on Wednesday. According to the complaint, the cargo handlers plotted to steal mail coming in from flights through Terminal One at JFK, which houses Austrian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Air France, LOT Polish Airlines and other international carriers. The plot, which spanned over a period of four years, allegedly targeted packages that contained international currency. Once the packages were obtained, the cargo workers would then allegedly exchange the international currency for American money - either at JFK airport or at an outside bank. cbslocal.com

Louisville, KY: Metro Police say Thorntons manager stole thousands in cash
Police arrest a Louisville woman officials say stole several thousand dollars from Thorntons. Authorities say the woman worked as a manager at Thorntons. Alicia Acevedo Pino, 33, was arrested Monday. Officials say Pino allegedly stole $4,700 in cash from Thorntons. Police say Pino "falsified money-drop slips and took cash from the register." Pino is charged with theft by unlawful taking. wdrb.com

Knoxville, TN: Jury to decide merits of Prosecutor's controversial Burglary Policy in Shoplifting cases
The first test case of a legally untested and controversial move to prosecute petty shoplifters as burglars got underway in Knox County this week. Nikia Bowens, 40, is standing trial before Knox County Criminal Court Judge Steve Sword on traditional misdemeanor shoplifting charges but also on a single count of burglary, a felony, in a case in which he is alleged to have stolen three DVDs from a Walmart in December 2014.

In a move untried in Tennessee's appellate courts, District Attorney General Charme Allen last year began authorizing the use of felony burglary charges to prosecute petty thieves who return to the scenes of their shoplifting crimes. Many stores have adopted what are known as "no trespass lists," essentially banning shoplifters from returning to any of their properties once caught and prosecuted. knoxnews.com

Simi Valley, CA: Police arrest 3 in Apple store's strong arm Robbery

Pittsburgh, PA: Ross Park Mall's JCPenney Store Evacuated Due To Smoke

Grand Rapids, MI: Robber shot in Medawar Jewelry store heist sentenced to 3 years in Federal Prison

Brooklyn, NY: King Plaza Mall kiosk owners claim teen blinded by exploding e-cigarette was at fault; Owner sited for selling to Underage teens

Joshua Tree, CA: mother accused of leaving 4-year-old girl in gas station bathroom

Gulfport, FL: Downtown Businesses Confront Crime, Complacency

Kay Jewelers in The Loop, Kissimmee, FL reported an Attempted Burglary on 4/25; suspect(s) are believed to have cut a hole in the roof of the building, but failed to gain access to the store



Arson

Victoria, BC, CN: Police investigating fire in toys at Toys "R" Us at Mayfair Shopping Centre
A rack of stuffed animals at Mayfair Shopping Centre's Toys "R" Us store bore the brunt of a fire on Wednesday afternoon. Store employees reported the blaze about 2:05 p.m. after first using an extinguisher on it, said Victoria Fire Department Capt. Michael Schrank. He said that police and a fire inspector are working to determine whether arson could have been involved. Video from the store's security cameras will be reviewed, Schrank said. Schrank said investigators are keeping the April 9 fire at Home Depot in the University Heights Shopping Centre in mind. Saanich police said that fire was deliberately set. timescolonist.com

Victoria Police investigating possible connection to Arson at The Home Depot on April 9


Counterfeit

Alexandria Bay, NY: Shipment of 1,700 counterfeit shirts stopped at border
Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than 1,700 counterfeit shirts, valued at more than $66,000. The shirts were branded with the logos of Tapout and Ralph Lauren. watertowndailynews.com


Skimming Reports

Grand Larcenies Up in Astoria, N.Y., Due to ATM and Identity Scams, Police Say
Grand larcenies are up in the 114th Precinct, thanks largely to an increase in identity theft incidents, including people's debit card information being stolen through ATM skimming devices, according to police. Larcenies saw an uptick of nearly 72 percent, with 67 incidents in the last 28 days compared to 39 during the same period last year.

The precinct also had 26 identity thefts reported this month, compared to just seven this time last year, a more than 200 percent jump, according to Fortune. Some of these were the result of ATM "skimming," dnainfo.com


Gas pump skimmer arrested trying to sell 200 credit card numbers in Louisville, KY
Police were tipped off that 32-year-old Leonardo Rodriguez was selling stolen credit card numbers, so an undercover detective contacted him in an effort to set up an exchange. Police say Rodriguez agreed to sell the detective 200 stolen credit card numbers for $4,000. Rodriguez allegedly told the detective that he would provide a USB drive containing the numbers, which could then be re-encoded onto blank cards and used as a form of payment. wdrb.com


Skimmer placed on ATM in Bolivar, Missouri


Credit Card Fraud

Two New York men charged with credit card fraud in River Vale



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CVS - Corpus Christi, TX - Burglary
CVS - Leominster, MA - Armed Robbery/ suspect shot by Police
Diamond Oil- Ocala, FL - Burglary
Dollar General - Toledo, OH - Robbery
Dollar General - Taylorsville, KY - Robbery
Fast Food Mart - Durham, NC - Armed Robbery
Kwik King - Ocala, FL - Burglary
Market Basket - Granite Falls, NC - Armed Robbery
Pic N Pac - Seguin, TX - Armed Robbery
Sandy Stop - Sandy, UT - Armed Robbery
Shell - Pensacola, FL - Armed Robbery
Shop 'N Save - New Haven, CT - Armed Robbery
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Time Saver - Fayetteville, NC - Shooting
7-Eleven - Orange County, CA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Bellevue, WA - Armed Robbery

 

 


 
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