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Dyan Clancy named Executive Sales Director for FaceFirst
Face Recognition Software

Dyan previously was the Sr. Strategic Account Executive for Johnson Controls for over two years before taking this new role. Prior, she was a National Strategic Account Manager for Tyco Retail Solutions and a National Account Manager for Sensormatic. Congratulations Dyan!

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The D&D Daily's Publicly Reported
Q1 2019 Robbery Report

Q1 Robberies Up 20% Since 2016
C-Stores & Restaurants Top Targets
Wednesday Replaces Monday for Most Robberies


Q1 Comparison - 2016-2019

2019 - 1,382 robberies
3.4% from Q1 '18)

2018 - 1,431 robberies
1.9% from Q1 '17)

2017 - 1,459 robberies
27% from Q1 '16)

2016 - 1,151 robberies

Q1 2019 Robberies & Burglaries by Store Type

*Q1 2016:
1. Dollar Store
2. Pharmacy
3. C-Store
4. Cell Phone
5. Restaurant
*Q1 2017:
1. C-Store
2. Pharmacy
3. Dollar Store
4. Cell Phone
5. Restaurant
Q1 2018:
1. C-Store (50%)
Pharmacy (12%)
3. Dollar Store (11%)
4. Restaurant (11%)
Cell Phone (9%)
Q1 2019:
1. C-Store (32%)
2. Restaurant (10.1%)
3. Cell Phone (8.8%)
4. Dollar Store (8.5%)
Specialty (8%)

*Q1 2016 & Q1 2017 data did not include percentages

Click here for full report

How DTiQ Melds Surveillance, Point-of-Sale to Ring Up $50M in RMR

Integrator DTiQ uses surveillance and POS data to offer "smart audit" consultative services for retail and hospitality clients, enhancing employee engagement and reducing theft.

Most security integration companies are known for their technical ability to sift through the thousands of equipment choices from various manufacturers to pull together the best technology solution for the specific application need of their client. But it is rare to find an integration firm whose entire business model is built around a technology stack of its own creation. Such is the case of Framingham, Mass.-based DTiQ.

The company combines its own proprietary software with IP camera technology to earn $50 million annually in recurring monthly revenue (RMR) consultation services. The software system integrates retail point-of-sale (POS) systems with security technology to create "smart audits" for clients to reduce theft, improve the customer experience and enhance employee engagement. Since its founding 20 years ago, DTiQ has installed its loss-prevention software and data-analysis technology and surveillance systems at more than 35,000 retail and hospitality locations. Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight below.


Gearing Up For RILA AP Conference Next Week

2019 Retail AP Conference Embraces Innovation

In addition to a compelling educational program with nearly 20 VPs of AP presenting in sessions, including one VP coming all the way from Australia!, they've got several new initiatives this year at the conference - e.g. Startup Speed Dating, Women in Retail Asset Protection Networking Reception, Women in Law Enforcement Breakfast Panel (female Police Chief, DA and FBI ASAC). And, their AP Innovation Awards feature 8 finalists from 6 countries. Should prove to be a great week!

Check out the program here. It's not too late to register.

Click here to learn more about how the 2019 Retail AP Conference is embracing innovation.

Over 100+ Sr LP Jobs Named YTD
Q2 Will Be Quieter & Less Dramatic
But Sr LP Jobs Will Remain Busy - At Least Through June

April was the busiest month so far for senior Loss Prevention positions and while the pace will slow down quite a bit, it'll continue for the next month. With June typically being when job changes start to slow and retail America takes a short breather before the back-to-school, holiday prep, and holiday season start up.

This was unquestionably the busiest Q1 and April for senior LP jobs and strangely enough store closures we've seen in a decade. With both reflecting a level of market volatility the C-Suite is reacting to with a sense of urgency.

As we've seen over 100 senior LP jobs named this year, breaking all the records, and obviously driven by the increased violence, ORC, the opioid epidemic, and the global scale cybercrime we've seen across the U.S. As the C-Suite is responding with senior level subject matter experts that can hopefully help to turn the tide and maintain safe store environments.

And while we've seen a tightening of mid-level LP/AP executive population over the last few years, the top and lower level LP/AP jobs have grown significantly. As evidenced by Walmart's expansion of the door greeter AP job alone. All of which wouldn't be successful without the support and efforts of the technology solution providers.

The store closures will also slow as most of those on the bubble have already closed with the remaining group hoping the holiday season pulls them up and out of immediate trouble.

Now it's a matter of attending the trade shows and learning about the new technology, rolling out the programs, installing the new systems, training the stores and getting prepped for 'Holiday Season 2019.'

Make the most of the shows and focus on developing the teams. As 'Holiday Season 2019' is right around the corner. Just a thought Gus Downing

The Media's Privacy Point of View
In-store cameras mean more data collection & greater privacy concerns
for customers
Keeping a Watchful Eye Out For News Trends

Several retailers are working on using camera and sensor technology to increase the amount of data they can collect on shoppers in-store:

Walmart is opening a store augmented with AI. Dubbed "Intelligent Retail Lab"

Kroger is experimenting with cameras above shelves

Walgreens is testing cooler doors with cameras and sensors

Here's what it means: These technologies have the potential to grant physical stores the same capabilities that e-tailers enjoy by tracking shoppers' activity on their sites. The tech these retailers are testing can gather data on customers that can be used to personalize their experience and target them with ads.

The bigger picture: Retailers need to be careful how they implement this technology, lest they alienate customers or draw regulations.

In-store data collection using cameras and AI raises serious questions about privacy that can cause concern for consumers and legislators. Many customers may be uncomfortable with having their characteristics assessed by technology, fearing discriminatory practices and intrusions of their privacy, and their worries may not be assuaged by being told that their data isn't actually being recorded.

These customers may choose to shop with other retailers that don't use such technology. Furthermore, as this type of tech becomes more sophisticated, lawmakers may decide to rein it in if privacy concerns get out of hand; in fact, it's already grabbed the attention of some legislators. businessinsider.com

Facial Recognition in UK's Supermarkets
Yoti to provide facial recognition for age verification in UK supermarkets

Retail self checkout machine maker NCR has announced the integration of facial recognition technology from Yoti with its "FastLane" tills, and the Telegraph reports that the integration will be piloted for age verification of people buying alcohol and cigarettes at UK supermarkets by the end of the year.

NCR provides point-of-sale systems to Asda, Tesco, and other supermarkets in the UK, and Yoti recently told the Telegraph that two of the big four supermarkets, which also include Sainsbury's and Morrisons, are planning to pilot the technology this year. A spokesperson for Sainsbury's said it would not be trialling the technology, but Tesco has previously deployed facial recognition at gas stations to target advertisements based on age.

NCR also plans to deploy the camera-equipped checkout systems for retailers in the U.S. biometricupdates.com

Heathrow curb-to-gate biometrics said to be world's biggest single deployment
London's Heathrow Airport is deploying biometric facial recognition technology to allow travelers to check in and board their flights without showing a passport or boarding pass, in a £50 million project expected to reach operation this summer, which The Times calls "the biggest single deployment of biometric technology in the world." biometricupdate.com

S&P Analyst Convicted in Sherwin Williams Insider Trading Scheme
In March 2016, Standard and Poor's ("S&P") assigned SEBASTIAN PINTO-THOMAZ, a credit ratings analyst, to work on a RES for the Sherwin-Williams Company ("Sherwin-Williams") in advance of its contemplated but unannounced acquisition of the Valspar Corporation.

PINTO-THOMAZ misappropriated the Inside Information about Sherwin-Williams's acquisition of Valspar and passed it to two friends who purchased stock . Shortly after the two conspirators sold their positions and made over $200,000 they paid THOMAZ a kickback. He now faces 5 & 20 years in federal prison and max fine of $5M. justice.gov

What the C-Suite Reads
Walmart's New IRL Store Will Eat Amazon Go For Lunch

While Amazon is struggling to get Whole Foods right, and has been piddling around opening book stores, tiptoeing into other physical formats and believing they will revolutionize shopping in the physical world with its Go stores, Walmart is at the tipping point of exponentially revolutionizing the world of physical shopping.

Walmart's Intelligent Retail Lab store
in New York will lead the way into the future of physical retailing. When Walmart spreads the findings of its IRL initiative across its vast enterprise, Amazon's little cashier-less Go Stores will be remembered as a "tech-lite" failure. Going cashier-less is no big deal. Rather what Walmart will learn from IRL and then deploy across its 4800-store fleet is a really, really big deal. And Amazon will never be able to catch up because they have such a tiny footprint in the brick-and-mortar space. therobinereport.com

Ease of Checkout, Payment Top Consumers' Shopping List
Self-Checkout Coming Fast & Furious

Retailers adding to POS capabilities now while planning eventual move to cloud-based commerce platforms.

According to a new report released last week by Boston-based retail consultant BRP, brick-and-mortar stores are standing up to the seemingly massive shift to online commerce. The key, the report suggests, is in the ease of the shopping and purchasing experience.

"Retailers understand the importance of keeping up with customer expectations; in fact, 75% are considering cloud-based platforms as part of their in-store technology plans over the next several years."

● 96% indicate that ease of checkout and payment are important factors when choosing where to shop
● More than 55% indicate that in-store technologies like self-checkout, product locator, inventory lookup, and endless aisle are important factors when choosing where to shop
● 68% are likely to choose a store offering buy anywhere, ship anywhere services over one that doesn't.


● 53% are focused on adding additional capabilities to existing POS and 48% plan to replace their POS within three years to improve the checkout experience
● As retailers make decisions on new POS systems, 75% indicate they plan to have cloud-based solutions within three years
● 94% plan to address holistic customer engagement with the implementation of a single unified commerce platform. cstoredecisions.com

ADT's second-tier designation and congratulations to SafeStreets, USA

CVS Closing 46 Underperforming Stores

Quarterly Results

Canada's Loblaw Q1 food retail comp's up 2%, drug store comp's up 2.2%, pharmacy comp's up 1.2%,
front end comp's up 3.1%, sales up 3%
Publix Q1 comp's up 1.9%, sales down 1.2%
Sally Beauty Q2 comp's down 0.5%, sales down 3%


Senior LP & AP Jobs

Director, Corporate Global Security & Brand Protection - Americas
posted for Coty, in New York

The NY-based position will be a key member of the legal department with a focus on the security of the organization globally and brand protection efforts in the Americas. The position will report to the SVP, Global Deputy General Counsel as to security matters and the VP, Brand Protection, based in Germany, for brand protection matters (which is anticipated to be roughly 25% of the time required for the position). coty.com

Coty is one of the world's largest beauty companies with approximately 20,000 colleagues globally and its products are sold in over 130 countries. linkedin.com

Director of Field Asset Protection posted for Advance Auto Parts - Raleigh, NC
The Director of Field Asset Protection is responsible for the overall Asset Protection strategy and programming within the assigned Division. They work closely with the Field Division leadership team to align goals and objectives that deliver the expected sales and profits in the market. The Director is also responsible for the oversight and development of the Regional Asset Protection Managers and their assigned Specialists.

With over 5,100 stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. advanceautoparts.jobs

Director, LP and Safety posted for Staples Canada - Richmond Hill, ON, CA

The Director is responsible for establishing the overall strategy and tactical planning for the protection and safeguarding of company assets, including, but not limited to, property, equipment, merchandise and all forms of tender. This includes retail stores, .ca facilities and home office. The role is responsible for overall application, integration and ongoing development of the national field audit program. Will research, develop, communicate, monitor and investigate all Loss Prevention activities, programs, policies and procedures. Select, train and manage direct reports including Sr. Regional Loss Prevention Managers, National LP Investigator, LP Procurement and Reporting Specialist. staples.taleo.net

Sr. Manager, Corporate Security & Fire/Life Safety posted for Ross Stores - NY, NY
The Sr. Manager of Fire and Life Safety is responsible for promoting the Loss Prevention key objectives through ensuring the safety, security, and protection of company assets within the corporate environment. The Sr. Manager will represent the Vice President/Senior Director of Organizational Safety and Security as directed or the absence of. rossstores.taleo.net

Ross Dress for Less has 1,483 Ross Dress for Less stores in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. dd's DISCOUNTS is a younger concept with 237 stores in 18 states. rossstores.com


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Aspen councilman accused of stealing $2.4 million dollars
of skiing equipment to sell on eBay

Derek Johnson, a former Aspen City Councilman and mayoral candidate, stands accused of stealing over two million dollars worth of skis, snowboards, and other goods. According to The Aspen Times, the alleged thefts occurred over Johnson's 17-year tenure as an executive at Aspen Skiing Co.

Johnson's alleged methods were documented in an arrest warrant affidavit filed in Pitkin County District Court. Aspen Police Detective Adriano Minniti wrote that "Based on existing evidence, Johnson would take skis from ASC's inventory and he or his wife would deliver them to a small warehouse in Aspen that they rented. It appears that their practice was to remove any stickers identifying the skis as ASC property, photograph them and post them on eBay for sale by auction." Read more

For further information on PROACT, email inquiries to PROACT@eBay.com.





How DTiQ Melds Surveillance, Point-of-Sale
to Ring Up $50M in RMR

Integrator DTiQ uses surveillance and POS data to offer "smart audit" consultative services for retail and hospitality clients, enhancing employee engagement and reducing theft.

Most security integration companies are known for their technical ability to sift through the thousands of equipment choices from various manufacturers to pull together the best technology solution for the specific application need of their client.

But it is rare to find an integration firm whose entire business model is built around a technology stack of its own creation. Such is the case of Framingham, Mass.-based DTiQ.

The company combines its own proprietary software with IP camera technology to earn $50 million annually in recurring monthly revenue (RMR) consultation services.

The software system integrates retail point-of-sale (POS) systems with security technology to create "smart audits" for clients to reduce theft, improve the customer experience and enhance employee engagement.

Since its founding 20 years ago, DTiQ has installed its loss-prevention software and data-analysis technology and surveillance systems at more than 35,000 retail and hospitality locations.

Its business model has evolved through recent acquisitions (and a subsequent rebranding) to be more than a deployer of technology solutions, but a bottom-line consultant for its client base, which reads like a who's who in retail and fast food around the United States.

Drive-Through Intercom Roots

Founded in Los Angeles in 1999 by Sam Naficy, the company, which was originally called Drive Through Technologies (DTT), started out as specialists installing intercom systems for drive-through fast food restaurants.

Eventually, the DTT intercom business model collided with the convergence of the Cloud, which was driven by bandwidth and Internet connectivity. Soon, the company found itself focused on installing IP cameras that integrated with POS systems, still solely in the restaurant niche.

"Data became much more relevant," says Mike Coffey, CEO. "The old POS systems were just cash registers that printed out receipts. DTT moved into the business of combining the data from the POS system with Cloud-based video. When you put those two together, you can do analysis on the POS data ... you can figure out when a restaurant has its busiest times, when employees are doing things they should not be doing, and other data. DTT's new business model was to install software and surveillance systems, then marry the POS data with the video. And, we actually deploy human beings to look at the data. For the past eight years, that model has been all the growth in the business."

This article was originally published on securitysales.com

Read the full article here





Retailer's Alert: The US Version of GDPR Debate is On This Week & Next

NRF CEO: Protecting Consumer Privacy is a Job for Congress, Not the States
Congressional Privacy Hearings & The IAPP Global Summit in DC

With Congress holding hearings this week and next on privacy, and the IAPP Global Privacy Summit taking place here in Washington, we wanted to be sure that you saw this blog post by National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay titled Protecting Consumer Privacy is a Job for Congress, Not the States. The post was published this week as we held the NRF Spring Privacy Meeting with dozens of retailers from across the country in town to discuss privacy legislation in the states and Congress.

NRF is very concerned that measures like the California Consumer Privacy Act and initiatives in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Connecticut could lead to a patchwork of conflicting and confusing state laws on privacy much like what has happened with data breach notification. We have asked Congress for a "uniform, nationwide, consumer-centric" approach that recognizes consumers are willing to exchange data for benefits like discounts and personalization, and to recognize that retailers use consumer information to better serve their customers, not to monetize the data itself. We have spelled out principles Congress should follow in passing a federal privacy law.

"Privacy and data security need to be addressed, but at the federal level," Matt writes in the blog post. "Congress needs to act before the states can balkanize an issue that is clearly national if not global in scope."

Below are links to Matt's blog post, to our web page on privacy issues and to letters we have sent to Congress.

Blog Posts:

Protecting Consumer Privacy is a Job for Congress, Not the States

February 26 letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee

February 25 letter to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

NRF Privacy Page

J. Craig Shearman
Vice President for Government Affairs Public Relations
National Retail Federation
Washington, D.C.

Managing Third-Party Risks in a New Era
Report From RiskRecon and the Cyentia Institute Offers Insights

How far does an organization's risk surface extend, and who are the custodians of all that data? A new research report aims to answer those questions and offer insights on third-party risk management.

In a joint interview, Kelly White, CEO and Founder of RiskRecon, and Wade Baker, co-founder of the Cyentia Institute, offer insights on the findings in "Internet Risk Surface Report - Exposure in a Hyper-Connected World."

The research demonstrates that many organizations have a much larger and more complex risk surface these days, and they're putting a high degree of trust in third parties to protect high-value assets.

"Organizations need to do some self-reflection and ask, 'Do we really understand our whole cybersecurity risk surface? Do we have a good methodology for discovering and cataloging our third-party systems and dependencies? And it's from there that you can begin to manage," White says. bankinfosecurity.asia

Get more proactive on cyber security, says ex Europol chief
Business needs to get more proactive, collaborative, resilient and analytical to manage cyber risks posed by cyber criminals down to acceptable levels, says former Europol chief

One of the biggest challenges for industries trying to adapt to cyber threats is the fact they are essentially trying to deal with the unknown, according to Robert Wainwright, senior cyber partner at Deloitte and former Europol chief.

Wainwright said there needs to be a better, more systematic engagement in threat intelligence, and businesses need to adopt a strategic principle of resilience rather than be influenced by security suppliers and consultants that drive the sales of products and services through fear.

"I am astonished that there is not better, more mature versions of industry threat-sharing platforms - and with law enforcement of course - to use data and networking to understand better the nature of the threat and how it dynamically changes on a daily basis."

At the same time, Wainwright said that in many organisations, basic information security standards are still not being met, which is why the government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme is a good thing, adding that the not for profit Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) has something similar specifically for small businesses. computerweekly.com

8 Personality Traits for Cybersecurity
Personality assessment firm Hogan Assessments lists top characteristics for a 'successful' cybersecurity hire.

The eight traits the company said are indicative of a successful career in cybersecurity are modesty, altruism, composure, scientific, inquisitive, skeptical, responsive, and diligent.

Traditional recruiting practices often overlook personality and focus on education, experience and a set of hard skills. While these are important, it is crucial to remember that personality characteristics play a huge role," said Dr. Ryne Sherman, chief science officer at Hogan Assessements. "A candidate with the suitable personality can be easily trained into the right role. This is especially true in the cybersecurity world, where companies struggle to find the experienced individuals they need. To recruit top talent, companies should direct their attention to the power of personality." Read more here. darkreading.com

46% of U.S. employees have never heard of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
According to MediaPRO's 2019 Eye on Privacy Report.

Privacy experts expect the law to apply to more than 500,000 U.S. companies. The 2019 Eye on Privacy Report findings suggest that raising employee awareness should play a key role in preparing for this new regulation.

58 percent of employees say they had never heard of the PCI Standard

12 percent of employees say they were unsure if they should report a cybercriminal stealing sensitive client data while at work.

An organization's privacy procedures are only as good as the people that make sure those procedures are carried out. This report provides insight and advice into how privacy professionals can craft an impactful privacy awareness training program-an increasingly important part of any privacy initiative. Working toward a "business-as-usual" approach to data privacy, with best practices embedded into all employee actions, is increasingly becoming a must for companies of all sizes.
mediapro.com securitymagazine.com

FBI report says BEC attacks are increasing, evolving

Report indicates facial biometric accuracy improving,
but image quality could help further



3SI Security Systems

Disrupting the Status Quo:
A Layered Approach to Loss Prevention

Todd Leggett, CEO
Dan Reynolds, VP of Retail Sales


3SI is on a mission to create a safer world with innovative technologies that redefine asset recovery and criminal apprehension. Todd Leggett and Dan Reynolds tell us how 3SI has significantly increased its footprint in the retail space by developing new retail applications for their patented GPS technology to address loss impacting multiple verticals within the retail segment. Today, they protect more than 250,000 locations worldwide and are one of the leading providers of Retail GPS Tracking and Tracing solutions.

Quick Take 8 with Bob Moraca, VP of LP, NRF

Bob Moraca, Vice President,
Loss Prevention, NRF

with MCs Joe LaRocca
and Amber Bradley


Bob Moraca, VP of LP for the National Retail Federation, chats with Joe and Amber about the NRF's support for non-violent criminal justice reform, the latest findings of the NRF's ORC report, and why Cyber Risk is a major new area of focus at this year's NRF Protect conference.




Digital Ad-Fraud Losses Decline
Industry-wide efforts to combat fraud in digital advertising appear to be paying off: advertisers globally will lose about 11% less - about $5.8 billion - to fraud this year compared to $6.5 billion lost in 2017, a new study found.

For the first time, a majority of fraud attempts are getting blocked before fraudsters get paid, as ad buyers and sellers become savvier about dealing with the threat. Without those efforts, digital ad fraud would have topped $14 billion this year, White Ops and the ANA estimate.

Experts consider non-human traffic, or bot traffic, to be one of the biggest sources of digital ad fraud. Other kinds of ad fraud include the use of non-viewable ads on websites and the use of click farms where humans are paid to click on ads to increase page views and ad impressions. darkreading.com

Facial Recognition Used On Online Shoppers
NexTech AR tool watches your face as you shop, pitches when you smile

AI is learning to do what human salespeople have done for generations: gauge a customer's sentiment and capitalize on it to make a sale. The difference is that NexTech is making facial recognition and analysis possible within retailers' augmented reality apps and websites, rather than limiting it to physical stores.

While you're virtually trying on a 3D-rendered article of clothing or looking at a 360-degree view of a product, NexTech uses a device's camera to live-sample your facial expression and then offer on-screen prompts based on what Azure's AI "sees." A positive reaction might conjure up an "add to cart" prompt, while a negative reaction could suggest an alternative option that might be more to your liking. Retailers can customize the prompts and sentiments to their needs.

NexTech's AR/AI solution is available to online retailers for $79 per month and promises a universal 3D shopping solution that can be implemented with "just a few lines of embed code." The software integrates with Shopify, WordPress, and Magneto. venturebeat.com

Instagram is the "Top Showcase Platform for Counterfeiters" on the Web
By making counterfeit goods do easily viewable and accessible, Instagram has become "the top showcase platform for counterfeiters" on the web, according to Ghost Data's recently-released report, "Instagram and counterfeiting in 2019: new features, old problems." New research from the data analysis firm suggests that while Instagram is already saturated with fake luxury goods in connection with "a multi-billion dollar underground economy," the nature of the problem is only growing in severity.

The report - which looked at "about 4 million public content items published on Instagram [that specifically mention] famous fashion brands" by way of logo-recognition technology, as well as hashtag and keyword-specific searches - reveals that so far this year, more than 50,000 accounts posted more than 65 million posts and an average of over 1.6 million Stories every month devoted exclusively to the sale of fakes. That is up significantly from the 14.5 million counterfeit-centric posts in all of 2016. thefashionlaw.com

Warning over rise of fake watches, trainers and handbags on eBay, Facebook and Gumtree - but can YOU spot a dud?

Rakuten's Crypto Expansion Can Force Amazon And Alibaba To Follow


Phoenix, AZ: Grand Jury Indicts Six Defendants in Gas Skimming Investigation
Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted six men who are alleged to have been a part of an illegal credit card gas skimmer ring for fraudulent schemes and artifices, conspiracy, illegally conducting an enterprise, computer tampering, organized retail theft, and taking the identity of another person. Their alleged participation involved a scheme to purchase diesel fuel for resale with stolen credit card information between April 11, 2018, and December 20, 2018.

The investigation was performed by the Arizona Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (ADOT) in partnership with the Kroger Company Organized Retail Crime Team and the Attorney General's Office. In February of 2018, ADOT Detectives discovered tractor trailers at a private storage lot being fueled from hidden auxiliary fuel tanks contained on the trucks. The investigation identified several individuals and seven load vehicles with auxiliary fuel tanks allegedly involved in the scheme.

The individuals are accused of obtaining stolen credit card information which was encoded onto a new card, and then used the card at the pump to purchase fuel. The indictment alleges that on 31 separate occasions, the enterprise used the credit card information of approximately 40 different individuals at 12 different gas stations in the Phoenix area including Circle K, Fry's Fuel, Shell, and QuickTrip. So far in 2019, 40 skimmers have been found in Arizona fuel dispensers and reported to the Arizona Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures. Thank you Mike Powell, ORC Investigator for Kroger Co. - Fry's Food Stores for this submission! azag.gov

Slidell, LA: $100K+ of rims, tires stolen from Louisiana car dealership
As the manager of a car dealership in Louisiana was opening up the store this weekend, they discovered dozens of vehicles sitting on wooden blocks missing their tires and rims. In total, 124 tires and rims were stolen on Saturday from the Matt Bowers Chevrolet dealership in Slidell, Louisiana, northeast of New Orleans. The theft, caught on camera, showed two men sneaking on to the property in the early morning hours. "They defeated locks, alarms, surveillance video, and went as far as to manipulate the exterior lights in the parking lot so they could work in the dark of the night, completely undetected," police said. The thieves removed tires and rims from a wide range of Chevrolet vehicles, including the Tahoe, Malibu, trucks and smaller SUVs. kctv5.com

Gorst, WA: Reward up to $11,000 offered after 98 guns stolen from Kitsap County firearms store
Kitsap County Sheriff's detectives and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are asking for your help to identify three suspects who broke into Boerner Firearms and stole almost 100 guns early Monday morning. Investigators say the suspects tripped the alarm at 1:44 a.m. at the store. Officers were on scene just minutes later, but the suspects were gone by the time they arrived. q13fox.com

Tinley Park, IL: Man reportedly steals over $700 worth of merchandise at Menards

Brunswick, ME: Police nab Dresden couple after 80 mph chase and Walmart theft; cart full of merchandise

San Bernardino County, CA: Documented Gang Member arrested for a series of thefts from Lowe's

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Shootings & Deaths


Stockton, CA: Police Investigating Homicide At Stockton Mini-Mall
The deadly shots were fired at the Holiday Plaza Shopping Center on March Lane Wednesday. At night crime scene investigators could be seen taking photo evidence of the shooting scene outside a tire business in the strip mall, where a series of gunshots interrupted what had been a bustling day of business. As a victim was rushed to County Hospital, police descended on the scene just after 5:30 p.m., setting up a perimeter and laying out dozens of evidence markers near shell casings littered across the area. cbslocal.com


Clayton, MO: Police Officer charged with Assault in Shooting at Ladue Crossing Shopping Center
A Ladue Police officer was charged Wednesday after shooting a suspected shoplifter outside the Schnucks grocery store at the Ladue Crossing Shopping Center. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell charged Officer Julia Crews with felony second-degree assault for the April 23 shooting. She surrendered to prosecutors on Wednesday. If convicted, Officer Crews faces between 1 and 7 years in prison. kplr11.com

Albany, GA: Police release video of shooting outside C-Store; suspect arrested for Aggravated Assault

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Houston, TX: Robbers tackle, rob Armored Car Guard at grocery store
South Houston police are searching for at least four robbers they say overpowered an armored car guard and stole a bag of money. It happened about 10:30 a.m. while the armored car was making a routine stop at the Mexico Lindo Market in South Houston. Security cameras at the South Texas Funeral Home next door recorded three armed men piling out of a van and running toward the market. They rushed the store just after the guard walked inside with a bag of cash and coins thrown over her shoulder. click2houston.com

Clearwater, FL: Update: Two Dollar General Shoplifters arrested after Dollar General employee was dragged by getaway car
Police say two women have been arrested after video showed a Dollar General employee being dragged roughly 20 feet by a car after trying to confront a pair of shoplifters in Clearwater. The employee suffered a fractured shoulder. Police say both have women have previous arrests throughout Pinellas County. wtsp.com


Southfield, MI: Angry Customer Trashes Michigan Gas Station
An angry customer trashed merchandise, racks and displays as the clerk runs for cover into the bullet-proof register area. Police were called, but the Store's Owner has NO PLANS to file charges, he believes the man is suffering with a mental health issue. yahoo.com


Taunton, MA: 'Vampire' teen bites gas station clerk in the face, leaves victim bleeding 'profusely' from serious wound
Joel Davila, 19, is said to have attacked a 55-year-old shopkeeper in Taunton, Massachusetts. Witness Michael Keegan told Boston 25 that the self-professed vampire began to play "finger paints" with the shopkeeper's blood "and licked it and put it all over his face". Davila apparently said: "I don't eat flesh, I just drink blood." Michael is said to have stopped Davila from fleeing after the attack, which he described as "demented". Cops found the teen sat on the floor in an aisle of the store when they arrived. dailystar.com

Newington, CT: Shoplifter points gun on Walmart Loss Prevention

San Bernardino County, CA: Man arrested on suspicion of armed robberies in Redlands, Highland and San Bernardino

Janesville, WI: Three Chicagoans arrested for counterfeit bill-passing in Wisconsin



Former Sears employee to serve 6 months for $30,000 theft
"I honestly did not steal anything from anyone," Carlos Ibarra said when he was sentenced on Tuesday. Ibarra, 31, was arrested in November 2017 after the owner of a rental home in Newton reportedly entered the property and found it filled with what appeared to be stolen property valued at nearly $30,000. Hundreds of unopened tools, hardware, electrical items and other merchandise with labels belonging to Sears were found inside the home, and a similar stash was found in a shop on the property. Police said Ibarra was previously employed at Sears and quit his job there after he was confronted about theft. Ibarra was ordered to serve six months in jail and he is expected to complete 36 months of probation. hjnews.com


Auto Parts - Slidell, LA - Burglary
C-Store - Princeville, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Emporia, KS - Robbery
CVS - Lexington, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Panola County, MS - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Miamisburg, OH - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Chicago, IL - Robbery
Guns - Kitsap County, WA - Burglary
Hardware - Tinley Park, IL - Robbery
Jewelry - Springfield, OH - Robbery
Liquor - Quincy, MA - Armed robbery
Liquor - Craig, CO - Burglary
Sally Beauty - Hot Springs, AR - Burglary
Sally Beauty - Havasu City, AZ - Robbery/ Assault
Tobacco - Manchester, TN - Robbery
Verizon - Baton Rouge, LA - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Newington, CT - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Brunswick, ME - Robbery
7-Eleven - Silver Springs, MD - Robbery
7-Eleven - Lee County, FL - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
16 robberies
4 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed





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