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In Case You Missed It

April's Moving Ups

New Senior LP's - 5 Appointments - 5 Promotions

belk named Pamela Velose Vice President of Loss Prevention
Floor & Decor promoted Bobby DeAgostino to Senior Director, Safety and Loss Prevention
GameStop promoted Adam Alford to Vice President of Loss Prevention
J Crew promoted Joe Guzzone to Senior Regional LP Director
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Announces New Board Member: Joe Schrauder
Party City named Kevin Plante Senior Manager, Loss Prevention Technology & Data Analytics
Ross Stores promoted Christopher Holbert to Director, Supply Chain Loss Prevention and Safety
rue21 named Brian Huff Director of Loss Prevention
Total Wine & More promoted Catherine Stasiowski to Director, Loss Prevention & Safety
The Zellman Group, LLC named Frank Luciano as Head of Legislative Affairs
Variety Wholesalers, Inc. named Lance Williams named Vice President, Loss Prevention
Victra named Cristina Hanson Director of Asset Protection Operations

Chris Bitner promoted to Vice President, Chief Security Officer for Bloomin' Brands, Inc.

Chris was previously the Global Chief Information Security Officer for the casual dining company, and has been with their team since 2014. For over 16 years, prior to joining Bloomin' Brands, Chris was the Global Chief Information Security Officer for Office Depot/Office Max. Before that, he was a Regional Operations Executive for Target for over 10 years. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. Congratulations Chris!

Justin Bowers, CFI promoted to Director of Inventory Control & Loss Prevention for The Pet Club
Justin previously held the position of Sr. Manager of Loss Prevention & Safety for The Pet Club, and has been there since last November. Throughout Justin's 15+ career in loss prevention/asset protection, he's held various positions for retailers including rue21 as Director of Loss Prevention, Senior Regional LP Manager and Regional LP Manager; Old Navy as District LP Manager; and Mervyns as AP Team Leader. Congratulations Justin!

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RILA Recap:
RILA Team Welcomes Attendees To #RILAAP

RILA's Senior Vice President of Retail Operations Lisa LaBruno officially kicked off our 2018 conference on Monday - thank you all for joining us!

Leadership In Action

Rankin Gasaway, 7-Eleven's senior vice president & general counsel helped us open the conference as our keynote speaker with a powerful presentation on the role of leadership in a time of tremendous retail change. Carol Spieckerman also shared insights on the retail organization of the future.

Retailer's Choice: Attendees Decide Who Has Innovative Tech To Revolutionize Retail AP

Eight finalists for the Retail AP (R)Tech Innovation Awards took the main stage to pitch their solutions changing the retail AP game.

Are you attending #RILAAP? Have a favorite? Don't forget to cast your vote in the conference app by 1:30 tomorrow. Spoiler alert: the future of retail is exciting!

Deep Dive Presentations

With seven breakout tracks to choose from, attendees were able to attend sessions on hottest topics in AP, including inventory optimization, fraud prevention, data analytics, and more - from the practitioners themselves! Just another reason this conference is a best-in-class educational event.

Retail TED-Talk Executive Short Takes

In short TED-talk style segments, attendees heard from Quinby Squire, Vice President, Head of Asset Analytics & Insights, CVS Health, Richard Peck, Senior Vice President, Loss Prevention, The TJX Companies, and Oscar Arango, Vice President, Assets Protection, Target on everything from company culture and leadership to AP best practices.

Looking Into The Future With The Expo Experience

Networking with industry pals? Check! Game-changing technology? Check! A chance to win cool prizes? Check! Night one in the Expo Experience was a huge success!

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U.S. Coast Guard Names LP Investigator Ann Marie Schwab Employee of the Year

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced its 2017 Coast Guard Civilian Employees of the Year (CEOY) and Non-Appropriated Fund Employees of the Year (NAF EOY) Award Selections.

One of this year's NAF EOY award recipients was Ms. Ann Marie Schwab, NF-0080-03, Loss Prevention and Business Intelligence Analyst/Field Investigator at the Coast Guard Community Services Command in Aguadilla, PR, who serves as a member of the Loss Prevention team for the CG Exchange System.

She is responsible for protecting non-appropriated funded (NAF) assets by monitoring store assets as well as the shopcgx.com website. Ms. Schwab is commended for continuously demonstrating honor, respect and devotion to duty, dedication to mission, and compassion.

All award recipients will be recognized on May 8th at a ceremony to be held at USCG Headquarters.

"I am super proud that Ms. Schwab earned NAF Employee of the Year," said Jim Palmer, Chief Security Officer & Senior Director, U.S. Coast Guard Community Services Command (CGCSC). "This is the second time that someone on my team has earned this high honor! Our CO, Capt Bruce Brown, was able to tell her in person and hand her his phone when the Commandant of the CG called to congratulate her."

Congratulations to Ms. Schwab and thank you to Jim Palmer for sharing this story! 

YouTube Under Attack for Hosting 'Shoplifting Guide' Videos
Teaching Crooks How to Remove Security Alarms & Tags

YouTube is facing fresh pressure this week over videos teaching people how to shoplift. The shock clips show would-be thieves how to beat security alarms and tags at high street stores.

One viewer boasted: "It works - I just tried it."

One shoplifting video, viewed 202,125 times, showed how to line a bag with foil and clingfilm so that security tags did not trigger alarms. It stated: "This is very effective. Now you can go and steal as much as you can."

Another video told how to use magnets to beat tags.

According to The Sun, YouTube has since deleted the shoplifting videos. A spokesman said: "YouTube does not allow videos on our platform that provide instructions on how to steal. We work quickly to remove them from the platform when we become aware of them." thesun.co.uk

Modesto, CA: 7-Eleven store uses classical music to deter panhandlers
A Modesto 7-Eleven has turned to classical music to handle a problem that plagues many local stores: People who loiter, panhandle and sleep in front of the businesses.

Since last summer, the convenience store at McHenry and Morris avenues near downtown has been playing the music 24-7 from the two speakers mounted outside the front of the store. Details on the music were not available, but the sound blaring from the speakers Thursday afternoon was opera. It could be heard in front of the store and throughout the parking lot, but not inside.

Store owner Sukhi Sandhu said the music has been very effective in reducing the number of people loitering and sleeping at the store. He said the music creates a better environment, customers feel safer, and it eliminates any risks clerks face when asking loiterers and panhandlers to leave. modbee.com

Gun store break-ins, number of stolen firearms on the rise nationally
Across the country, the number of gun shop burglaries has steadily increased from 436 in 2015 to 577 last year, according to ATF statistics. The number of guns stolen in these break-ins is up from 4,721 in 2015 to 7,841 last year. news5cleveland.com

OpenEye, a leading provider of cloud managed video surveillance solutions, announces the release of version 1.4 of OpenEye Web Services (OWS). Now more powerful than ever, OWS has added new integrations, spot monitor functionality, support for an HD analog retrofit solution, and advanced camera management. oneneye.net

Amazon's 2nd Headquarters
Some expect another round of finalists before winning bid

The finish line is in sight. Amazon has completed the visits it's been making to the 20 cities winnowed from the initial 238 that wanted to be home to the Seattle company's second headquarters.

Cities are eager to get on to the winning and the enormous financial windfall the prize will bring. But expect more hurdles before the race is over, say observers.

One and perhaps even two more rounds of finalists are likely, said Greg LeRoy, executive director of Good Jobs First, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit that promotes economic accountability in development deals. There's simply too much leverage to be gained from wringing more incentives out of the next rung for Amazon to immediately announce a winner.

Amazon used "incentive" 21 times in its original request for proposals in September 2017, notes LeRoy, indicating it's likely to push for even better tax breaks and economic incentives from the finalists. And when Amazon announced in January the 20 cities it had chosen for more intensive looks, it called them "candidates," not "finalists. Amazon would not comment on the prospects of a second round.

The stakes are enormous. Amazon says will bring 50,000 high-tech jobs and spend $5 billion on construction to the second headquarters. Dubbed 'HQ2', it will be the "full equal" to its original Seattle home.

Those new Amazon employees will in turn create as many as 250,000 indirect jobs, according to the calculations of Enrico Moretti, an economics professor at the University of California-Berkeley. usatoday.com

Mall Owners and Retailers Clash Over Avalanche of Online Returns
Mall owners, already squeezed by e-commerce and spending billions on property makeovers to draw shoppers, have a new headache: retailers deducting returns for items bought online from their sales figures.

David Simon, chief executive officer of Simon Property Group Inc., says a "significant number" of tenants are underreporting sales and that the company, the largest U.S. mall owner, is negotiating with them to find a solution.

For America's beleaguered retail landlords, sales per square foot is a crucial metric, used by investors to gauge their financial health. In addition to the dollars lost themselves, a low number can damage a mall's reputation on Wall Street. bloomberg.com

Aldi Settles OT Suit With Store Managers For $9.8M
A collective and a proposed class of Aldi Inc. store managers suing the grocery chain for overtime asked a New York federal judge on Monday to preliminarily approve a $9.8 million settlement to end the dispute. The deal would give $8.6 million to a conditionally certified collective of 388 store managers claiming violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and $1.2 million to a proposed class of 160 to 200 store managers alleging violations of New York labor laws, according to Monday's motion. The settlement makes sense, the store managers said, given the potential risks of litigation. law360.com

Macy's adds 20 Backstage stores, to double off-price footprint
Macy's added 20 off-price locations in the first quarter as part of a plan to open 100 off-price outlets - dubbed Macy's Backstage - in fiscal 2018, the department store retailer said Monday in a press release. Macy's is also expanding the geographical footprint of Backstage, venturing into the northwestern and southwestern U.S. The new locations would open in existing Macy's stores, the company said. retaildive.com

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Nike, Global Risk and Control Director - taken off website

Macy's to create 400 jobs at new Columbus, Ohio distribution center

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Cart Manager from Gatekeeper Systems

Cart Manager
noun: a technological solution that reduces employee injuries and improves customer service while simultaneously decreases premises liability

Defining Moments

Although defining moments don't come by as often as one might hope, it is important to embrace them when they do reveal themselves. For many decades, retailers have wrestled with dilemmas brought to them by way of the shopping cart. As with any benefit, a slew of opposing forces came to the retail industry with the advent of the shopping cart. It is a well-known fact that shoppers spend more when utilizing a shopping cart. However, the profits from those increased sales can quickly erode when retailers tally the labor they invest in the cart retrieval process, costs associated with customer vehicle damage from rogue carts, and the costs of injuries employees incur while wrestling with gangs of carts as they attempt to smoothly return them to their rightful place inside stores. Sprained wrists and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are extremely common. MSDs are defined as injuries and disorders that restrict movement of the human body or musculoskeletal system, such as ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, discs, and even blood vessels.

High labor costs, as well as costs associated with MSDs, are so prevalent that many retailers have written them off simply as a cost of doing business. The good news is these perceived costs of doing business can be successfully mitigated with Gatekeeper Systems' CartManager products.

Defining Savings

Saving labor hours is undoubtedly a top priority for every retailer, as labor is traditionally the single most costly expense to running a business. This is why vast amounts of money are invested in technologies that reduce labor, such as online stores, MobilePOS systems and self-checkouts. Reducing the costs associated with manual shopping cart retrieval is no small feat. Retailers spend well into the millions of dollars to pay for and manage shopping carts.

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5 AI Trends You Should Be Using to Improve Physical Security
From navigational software to advanced analytics, artificial intelligence-based technology is being used in many capacities for security, and as this smarter technology becomes more mainstream, its use will only grow.

Here are the last three of five AI trends emerging in both the security industry (and beyond) that you should be using:


As the expansion of sensors and devices through the IoT are used in an organization, including from security-related devices, the sheer volume of data being created will increase at a rapid pace, requiring AI-enabled software and machine learning to take that information and pinpoint what is really meaningful. For example, some facilities are implementing wearable devices for employees that can also learn habits and create patterns based on usage. This may sound like science fiction, but this really is emerging as next-level tech in the security world.


As for security robots, AI is the driver of the two main technologies that security robots leverage, be it unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones. AI makes it possible to augment traditional security officers through integrated robotic systems, leveraging advanced navigation capabilities, obstacle avoidance sensors and intelligent mechanics to streamline operations and reduce the risk of human injury in dangerous environments.


We aren't too far away from this technology being used on a day-to-day basis to help security officials make split-second decisions in the event of an incident. AI-enabled technology has the potential to take the guesswork out of answering alarms by determining which events require a call to law enforcement and which are false alarms. While much of this technology is still in prototypes, the potential is real.

It's clear that AI provides end users and security professionals with a wealth of advantages when it comes to increasing operational efficiencies, proactively identifying risks and ensuring informed, rapid responses to security incidents. While nothing can substitute human-to-human interaction, combining AI-enhanced technology with traditional security measures can radically improve functionality and help organizations reach their security goals. Part 1 of this article appeared in yesterday's Daily. securitymagazine.com

Insider Threats Remain #1 Security Headache for Organizations
Number of Threats Up 26% Since 2016

In the past year, 159 organizations from the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region dealt with 3,269 security breaches caused by insider threats due to plain negligence.

The number of data breaches and security exploits provoked by a careless employee or contractor, a criminal or malicious insider or a credential thief has significantly grown in the past 12 months, and the average cost of an incident has increased to $8.76 million, according to the study.

The larger the company, the more expensive it is to clean up after an insider-related cyberattack. In 2017, for instance, an enterprise with over 75,000 employees spent some $2.081 billion on this type of attack, while significantly smaller organizations spent approximately $1.8 million. What's worse is that insider threat incidents can go undetected for months before any action is taken against them.

Compared with 2016, the number of insider threats represented by careless employees or contractors has increased 26 percent while the number caused by malicious actors has jumped by 53 percent. Credential theft incidents have also gone up 170 percent. Most often, credential thefts involve an impostor risk, in which case the cost to contain it doubles to $648,845. securityboulevard.com

How machine learning is used to detect fraud
One of machine learning's most well-known use cases is fraud detection, an area that has drawn the attention of a growing number of technology suppliers looking to develop the best algorithms and techniques to solve a problem that costs businesses millions of dollars each year.

San Francisco-based Stripe, a payment technology company, believes it has what it takes to detect online fraud from the onset with its technology.

Michael Manapat, Stripe's head of data and machine learning products, says instead of having merchants review each transaction and write rules in the case of traditional fraud detection, the company uses machine learning to do all the heavy-lifting.

There are several tell-tale signs of fraud that Stripe's machine learning model looks out for. These include buying an item in multiple sizes, pasting credit card details into order forms rather than typing them out, and the number of distinct cards used by a single person over a period of time.

With historical data on transactions and purchases made across its network of merchants, Stripe is then able to flag up potentially fraudulent transactions with higher confidence levels. computerweekly.com

Supreme Court to review retailer's case involving 2016 phishing attack
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up Lamps Plus Inc.'s petition alleging that the Ninth Circuit shirked high court precedent by reading standard language in the retailer's arbitration agreement with an employee to mean that both parties had agreed to class arbitration of his claims stemming from a 2016 phishing attack.

The justices granted the lighting retailer's January petition for a writ of certiorari, which argued that the split Ninth Circuit had defied the Supreme Court's clear holding in ruling that Lamps Plus must participate in class, rather than individual, arbitration of employee Frank Varela's claims arising from an incident wherein an unknown third party impersonated a high-level Lamps Plus employee and got a worker to send copies of her current and former colleagues' W-2 forms.

According to Lamps Plus, the majority of the circuit court parted ways with the Supreme Court, which has repeatedly said that the Federal Arbitration Act requires a contractual basis for concluding that the parties have agreed to participate in class arbitration, preempting state law that would compel parties to participate in class arbitration without such a basis. law360.com

Amazon Announces Plans to Expand Boston Tech Hub
and Create an Additional 2,000 Technology Jobs

Amazon today announced plans to expand its Boston Tech Hub and create an additional 2,000 technology jobs in fields including machine learning, speech science, cloud computing, and robotics engineering. Together with its customer fulfillment facilities, Amazon has created more than 3,500 jobs in Massachusetts and since 2011 invested over $400 million in the state. businesswire.com

Less Than 35% Of Supply Chain Execs Use Analytics Insights To Manage Inventory

Costco using robots to make pizza


What is a Denial-of-Service (DOS) Attack?

Denial-of-Service Attack (DoS attack) is a form of cyber-attack in which the hacker attempts to make a computer or network resource unavailable by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services connected to the Internet. Denial of service is often accomplished by overloading the targeted computer or website with requests. This can effectively render the target system inaccessible to legitimate users, disrupting its normal operation.


Technology: Redefining Loss Prevention

The Future of LP/AP

Mike Lamb, VP of AP, Kroger
Mark Stinde, VP of AP, 7-Eleven
Kevin Colman, Group VP of AP, Macy's

With retail rolling out a multitude of new technologies faster than ever before, how are the core LP/AP executives in the store and at corporate being impacted? How involved are we in these rollouts on the front end? And on the back end, does it change the essence of LP's training, awareness, and investigative abilities?

With e-commerce fraud growing and a number of LP/AP executives now managing those processes, we now have a slight, invisible merging of IT Security and Loss Prevention that is being talked about. How far will this evolve?

In this roundtable discussion, three industry leaders share their perspectives on how technology is impacting LP's role now and in the future.

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People All Over the World are Searching to Shop Fake Supreme Online
A new study shows that replicas of the streetwear brand's pieces are the most-searched requests globally, along with a growing interest in counterfeit fashion in the U.S.

Though major fashion brands and retailers have taken plenty of steps against fake goods being sold online, that hasn't stopped consumers from looking for them on the internet. According to a new study from SEMrush, a research service firm for online marketing, global search interest for fashion-related replicas and fakes in the United States alone has been on the rise over the past 24 months, with a sharp skyrocketing jump from July through October 2017 by a whopping 500-plus percent. SEMrush notes that the U.S. is currently the top country most interested in counterfeit items, followed by the UK and Germany.

Research also shows that Supreme is the most-searched request globally when it comes to fakes or replicas, followed by Michael Kors and Christian Louboutin. But the idea of copping a Supreme BOGO rep is nothing new, as streetwear already holds a strong counterfeit culture community. Highsnobiety has released documentaries highlighting the fashion black markets in Seoul and Moscow, while Complex extensively investigated the trillion-dollar bootleg industry. Even still, certain knockoff items can sometimes feel more authentic than an authentic brand-name piece. fashionista.com

This is How E-commerce Companies can Protect Consumer Data
We are in the midst of a smart e-commerce age, where on a daily basis, millions of different transactions take place online which require users to share their sensitive personal or financial details over the Internet, and the goods or service providers instantly gain access to the same. Lots of users have had inhibitions of giving away these crucial details, because of the fear of their data being misused or being shared with other entities or businesses, who might then start targeting you as a consumer and bombard you with all the unnecessary communication. Such fears had restricted the growth of e-commerce to a great extent in its early stages. Though e-commerce has come a long way now, and the consumer has started getting little comfortable with transacting online, the issue of data protection still remains critical.

Different laws have been introduced worldwide with regards to data protection which hover around the topic of protecting the information privacy of citizens and corporations, with some countries being overly concerned about the need for same. The European Parliament and Council have recently introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with an aim to standardize data protection requirements across Europe and improve consumer trust in the booming online world.

Below are a few steps that e-commerce firms could take to ensure that the consumer data is safe and secure with them:

Collect only the important data

Demand strong passwords from customers

Establish greater control within your organization

Ensure Website security

Educate your customers

Chico's becomes the latest retailer to sell on Amazon

Amazon to hire additional 200 people for Minneapolis tech office

Cary, NC: Manager accused of pilfering $200,000 from Toy store
An employee at a Cary toy store has been charged with stealing more than $200,000 from the store over three years. Daniel Richard McChesney, 37, in Holly Springs, was charged Friday with embezzlement over $100,000 and corporate malfeasance. He was released on bond. McChesney was a manager of the Learning Express Toys store on Kildaire Farm Road, so he was able to cover up the theft by falsifying bank and internal financial records, police said. The embezzlement started in July 2015 and ended in March, when company officials discovered money missing while preparing corporate tax returns, police said. The total amount missing was $207,436, according to an arrest warrant. wral.com

Update: Erie, PA: Police search for suspects in $20,000 Kmart Jewelry theft
Millcreek police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men who are accused of stealing more than $20,000 worth of jewelry from Kmart recently. The theft occurred at 8:45 p.m. April 22 at the Kmart on W. 26th St. Police said surveillance video shows two males entering the store and proceeding to the jewelry department. One of the men is seen unlocking a display case, reaching into it and grabbing jewelry. He then places the jewelry into his pocket. The suspects then exit the store. Kmart security officers told police that 29 items, mostly necklaces and a few bracelets, were stolen. The merchandise has a value of $20,218. goerie.com

Oklahoma City, OK: Suspects steals $500 worth of perfume from Ulta
Authorities are searching for two men accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of perfume from a local store. On April 26, officers were called to the Ulta store, following a reported theft. According to the police report, an employee said that two men could be seen hiding several fragrance bottles in their jackets. kfor.com

Delaware State Police trying to find Tide Pods Thief
State police are looking for a Tide Pods thief. Police believe security cameras captured their man, and on Tuesday released his photo in hopes of identifying him. Police said the suspect walked into the Dollar General located at 26012 John J. Williams Highway in Long Neck around 9 p.m. Monday and then stole "numerous containers of Tide Pods and other related items." delawareonline.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Wichita, KS: Menards Loss Prevention Shot Trying to Stop 2 Shoplifters
Police Work to Identify Suspects

A loss prevention officer at a Menards store in Wichita, Kansas has been released from the hospital after he was shot on the job Monday afternoon. Police say the Menards employee followed a man and a woman outside, trying to stop them from shoplifting. Police say the employee got into a struggle with the woman and that's when the man shot him once in the stomach. The search for the two suspects continues. kake.com hayspost.com

Powder Springs, GA: Walmart Shootout Leaves 1 Hospitalized; 6 shots fired
One person was hospitalized Monday after an argument led to a shootout in the parking lot of a Cobb County Walmart store. Police investigators found at least six shell casings outside the Walmart. One of the people, a man, was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle, while police are still searching for the other, according to Cobb police. A police spokesman said the person who got away may have been shot as well. patch.com

Pasadena, CA: Officer serving warrant opens fire on suspect at Gas station

Robberies, Thefts & Incidents

Minneapolis, MN: Pharmacist charged with theft of 20,000 pills, including opioids
A Twin Cities pharmacist appears in court Tuesday to face charges of stealing 20,000 pills, including opioid painkillers. Authorities say Health Partners opened an internal investigation in July, 2016 after five different controlled substances were stolen from its Park Nicollet pharmacies in Minnetonka and Wayzata. According to the criminal complaint filed in March, pharmacist Jeffrey Flynn Grothaus was caught on surveillance video making adjustments to drug inventory lists. He is charged with four counts of felony theft by swindle. mprnews.org

Union Gap, WA: Police identify suspects in alleged robbery, attempted kidnapping at Valley Mall Macy's
The Union Gap Police has identified two suspects involved in what officers describe as a shoplifting attempt at the Valley Mall Macy's that turned into an attempted kidnapping and police pursuit. Police say when store security attempted to detain Jaime Larios Miranda for shoplifting, he pulled a gun and tried to take the security officer hostage before fleeing in a stolen Toyota Camry. Investigators have identified the driver of that stolen car as Kameron Grey Mullaly. The two are wanted on suspicion of robbery, unlawful imprisonment and eluding police. yakimaherald.com

Pierce County, WA: 75-year-old Pharmacist, customers tackle suspect
who tried to steal cough syrup

A man trying to steal cough syrup so he could sell it to teenagers at parties was taken down by a 75-year-old pharmacist, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. The would-be burglar wore a surgical mask and carried a plastic toy gun. He walked into the Cost Less Pharmacy on the Key Peninsula Saturday afternoon to allegedly steal all liquid cough syrup bottles with codeine. The 21-year-old later told deputies he resells the cough syrup at parties for $100 each, spokesman Ed Troyer said.

After shopping in the store Saturday morning, he returned just before noon and allegedly tried to steal the cough syrup. The pharmacist caught him and as the would-be burglar tried to make a break for the back door, the pharmacist tackled him to the ground. Several customers "dog piled" on top of the would-be burglar and held him until deputies arrived. king5.com

Camden, NJ: Men who robbed eight 7-Elevens, paralyzed worker, plead guilty

Greenwich, CT: Apple Store reports theft of $1,500 iPhone X and Apple Watch Nike Series 3

Jared the Galleria of Jewelry in the Franklin Park Mall, Toledo, OH reported a Grab & Run on 4/28, items valued at $5,098

Kay Jewelers in the West Park Mall, Cape Girardeau, MO reported a Grab & Run on 4/28, item valued at $16,999

Kay Jewelers in the Tanger Outlet, Southaven, MS reported a Grab & Run on 4/28, item valued at $9,999

Fire & Arson

Orland Park, IL: 14 year old charged with setting Fire at Old Navy
Officers responded at 5:34 p.m. Sunday evening, to a call of a fire at the store at Orland Park Place. When officers and fire officials arrived, the store was filled with smoke and a rear display wall was on fire. The store's sprinkler system was then activated, and the fire was quickly brought under control. Sixty-six people, including 13 employees, had to be evacuated. No injuries were reported, but the store sustained extensive smoke and water damage. Investigators later determined that the fire was deliberately started after reviewing surveillance footage that showed the suspect lighting clothing on fire, police said. patch.com suntimes.com

Atlanta, GA: 13 year old charged with Arson at Walmart
About 2:30 p.m., the boy, who was with his mother, started the fire with a lighter and cotton balls, the news station reported. He reportedly stayed in the store and confessed, and is now facing arson and shoplifting charges. No reported injuries. ajc.com

Sentencings & Arrests

Windsor, CA: Man sentenced to 38-years-to-life for 2016 Loomis Armored Car Robbery; Guard shot with Assault Rifle
A 25-year-old Lakeport man was sentenced to 38-years-to-life in prison Monday for armed robbery and attempted murder in a 2016 holdup of an armored truck outside a Windsor bank where he shot a Loomis guard multiple times with an assault weapon. pressdemocrat.com

Zanesville, OH: Shoplifter sentenced to 10 years for Robbery and Assault of Police Officer; 16 prior felonies

Cumberland County, TN: Judge had enough of repeat shoplifters; 3 thefts and probation violation ends with 1 year jail sentence

San Jose, CA: 16 arrested in connection with violent Robberies, Carjackings, Burglaries

Greenville, Academy Sports employee arrested for theft of $1,800 of merchandise

Fresno, CA: 3 Arrested for a string of 7 area Armed Robberies


Adult Store - Memphis, TN - Burglary
Antique Shop - Laconia, NH - Burglary
Boost Mobile - Amarillo, TX - Armed Robbery
Boost Mobile - Paterson, NJ - Robbery
Burger King - Cocoa, FL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Hattiesburg, MS - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Louisville, KY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Marshall County, MS - Armed Robbery
C- Store - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Clayton County, GA - Armed Robbery
Donut Shop - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Juneau, AK - Robbery/ Assault on LP
Gun Shop - Ridgecrest, LA - Burglary
Gun Shop - Carl Junction, MO - Burglary
Little Caesars - Henrico County, VA - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Milwaukee, WI - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Amarillo, TX - Armed Robbery
Pawn Shop - Natchez, MS - Burglary
Sheetz - Parkersburg, WV - Robbery
Sonic - Bloomington, IN - Burglary
T-Mobile - Norfolk, VA - Robbery
Verizon Wireless - Astoria, NY - Robbery/ Assault
Wendy's - Franklin Square, NY - Robbery
7-Eleven - Windsor Mill, MD - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
18 robberies
6 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings


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