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As Growth Stalls, Nordstrom Cites 'Amazon Effect'
Nordstrom Inc. admits it's seeing the "Amazon effect." Seeing thinning mall
traffic and broad-based softness across channels and many categories, the
retailer on Thursday reported a 64 percent drop in first-quarter net
earnings. Nordstrom's poor results followed similar ones from Macy's Inc.,
Kohl's Corp. and Dillard's Inc.
"There's a general softness and malaise across multiple parts of the business,"
Pete Nordstrom, co-president, told WWD in an interview. "It's not a regional
thing. It's not a product specific thing. It's happening to everybody.
"Clearly Amazon is a major factor in our industry. No doubt about it. How much
does it impact us, I don't know, but we take it really seriously. They're a
formidable competitor. Our traffic is down. If you look at the brick-and-mortar
part of our business, that demand didn't just entirely go away. Amazon has a lot
to do it."
Nordstrom said the malaise could be cyclical. "Every six or seven years, the
industry goes through some cyclical stuff. Election years typically have enough
uncertainty. If you step back, it's not as though this is a complete anomaly.
The difference is the online business - Amazon."
Trump says Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has 'huge antitrust problem'
In his newest attack on Jeff Bezos, presumptive Republican presidential nominee
Donald Trump says the Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner has "a
huge antitrust problem." Trump has taken on Bezos before, but on Fox News' "Hannity"
show on Thursday he accused Bezos of anticompetitive business practices. The
attack on one of the technology industry's biggest powers comes as Post
investigative reporters dig into Trump's past for a forthcoming book.
"He's got a huge antitrust problem because he's controlling so much. He bought
the Washington Post for practically nothing. He's using it as a tool for
political power against me and other people. We can't let him get away with it,"
Trump said. "Amazon is getting away with murder, tax-wise. He's using the
Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don't tax Amazon
like they should be taxed."
Long-lasting batteries can improve worker productivity, insight into shrink
It may be one of retail's best kept secrets: a new technology that boosts the
life span of batteries for mobile bar code scanners and two-way radios. After
converting two years ago to lithium ion batteries from Impact Power
Technologies, one large national chain has seen the length of time a battery
holds a charge increase 20 percent while simultaneously seeing the number of
batteries purchased in a given year decrease by 75 percent.
Although it appears that no loss prevention studies have yet been conducted,
retailers are considering the impact IPT batteries can have on theft. "It's
common sense that if you have someone scanning products all day, with no losses
of data because of productivity problems, it's going to impact the speed and
accuracy of determining losses due to shrinkage," Murphy says.
One retailer told him that the more accurate data they are getting from their
scanners powered by IPT batteries would, if integrated with point-of-sale data,
"give us more insight into what products are being stolen so we could tag
Sterling Jewelers Urges
High Court to Undo Sex Bias Ruling
Sterling Jewelers Inc. is urging the
U.S. Supreme Court to undo a Second Circuit decision to revive the U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's nationwide gender bias suit
against the fine jewelry company, arguing that the agency didn't
conduct a proper investigation before suing.
Sterling argued that a Second Circuit panel misread the Supreme Court's
standard on the EEOC's pre-suit obligations when it heard the case, in which
the EEOC claims that Sterling had a nationwide practice of pay and promotion
discrimination against women. Sterling is arguing to the Supreme Court that the EEOC didn't conduct any
nationwide investigation of the company before bringing suit. "The EEOC
failed to request or review, let alone analyze, and nationwide personnel,
pay or promotions data prior to filing suit," the petition said.
The case stems from 19 discrimination charges received between 2005 and
2007 from women who worked for Sterling in nine states.
Target Beats FCRA Suit Over Background Check Disclosure
A Minnesota federal judge on Thursday gave the boot to a putative class action
accusing Target Corp. of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act for including
extraneous information in an employee background check notification, saying that
any alleged violation wasn't willful. The FCRA requires that any notice of
disclosure and authorization of an employee background check consist "solely" of
that disclosure and authorization, without extraneous terms and conditions that
might distract or impose further requirements on the individual.
Minnesota resident Thomas J. Just alleged in his Nov. 13 suit that the retailer
violated this stand-alone rule by adding extraneous information in a one-page
background check consent and disclosure form attached to a job application he
filled out online in 2014 and 2015. Just, who didn't get the job after his
background check, revealed criminal convictions, claimed that Target
impermissibly included in the consent form several provisions imposing unrelated
obligations on the job applicant and also language suggesting that the company
could fire an employee for any reason.
Iraqi Couple Ends Case Against Costco Over Arrest, Jail Stay
A Virginia federal judge dismissed a case Wednesday brought against Costco by an
Iraqi immigrant couple who said they were falsely charged with defrauding the
company after a problem with a refund led to a stay in jail for the wife, with
the couple agreeing to voluntarily end the suit earlier that day.
Judge Tosses Suit Over
Bangladesh Clothes Factory Collapse
state court on Wednesday tossed a suit against
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,
J.C. Penney Corp. Inc. and The Children's Place Inc., which alleged that
the retailers were partially responsible for a clothing factory collapse in
Bangladesh three years ago that killed more than 1,000 workers.
Sears testing new small-format specialty appliance stores
Sears Holdings has been making news lately mostly by closing stores. But in an
unexpected move, the troubled retailer announced plans to test a freestanding
appliance specialty store concept. Sears Appliances will debut on May 18, in
Fort Collins, Colorado. The 10,000-sq.-ft. store will have a strong digital
edge, with interactive displays that allow customers to view home appliances in
kitchen vignettes. It will feature what Sears described as "the top 10 brands"
of refrigerators, dishwashers, washers, dryers, ranges, wall ovens, and vacuums.
Reuters reported that the chain plans to test the small format with a handful of
openings this year.
Payless Shoe Pulls Kids'
Light-Up Shoes Suspected of Sparking SUV Fire
Ten Steps Retailers Can Take Now to Prepare For New Employee Overtime Rules
NRF: Retail Sales Increased 0.7 Percent in April
Same Store Sales Results
Hudson's Bay Co. Q1 comp's up 4.4%
Department Store Group ("DSG") comp's up 2.3%
HBC Off Price (Saks OFF 5TH and Gilt) comp's down 4.1%
Saks Fifth Avenue comp's down 5.7%
HBC Europe (GALERIA Kaufhof, Galeria INNO and
Sportarena) comp's up 0.7%
Canadian Tire Q1 comp's up 1%, total sales up 0.8%
J.C. Penney Q1 comp's down 0.4%, total sales down 1.6%
Nordstrom Q1 comp's down 1.7%, total company net sales down 2.5%
Dillard's Q1 comp's down 5%, total sales down 5%
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Over 100 North American companies exposed to POS attack
Spear phishing campaign used tailored emails with malicious Microsoft Word
attachments to infect retailers
Researchers from FireEye have disclosed the details of a cyberattack group
leveraging a Microsoft Windows zero-day flaw in targeted attacks against over
100 US companies. According to their
post on Wednesday, in March this year, a group of threat actors developed
spear-phishing campaigns tailored for specific targets in the retail,
restaurant, and hospitality industries.
The attacks involved CVE-2016-0167, a zero-day vulnerability which was patched
in Microsoft's April 12 Patch Tuesday. The privilege escalation flaw was found
in the win32k Windows Graphics subsystem and impacted Microsoft Windows Vista,
Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows RT
8.1, and Windows 10.
According to FireEye, the threat group used the vulnerability to target
companies across the US with spear phishing campaigns based on tailored
emails containing malicious Microsoft Word attachments. If a victim was
duped into downloading and opening the file, embedded macros hidden within the
.DOC files executed a downloader called Punchbuggy. The malicious software was
then used by the groups to "interact with compromised systems and move laterally
across victim environments," the security team says.
Together, the Microsoft escalation of privilege (EoP) vulnerability and a point
of sale (POS) memory scraping tool used by the group called Punchtrack gave
the cyberattackers an avenue to attack over 100 US firms to steal both track 1
and 2 credit card data stored in PoS systems used by these companies.
Banks' $39M Settlement Over Target Data Breach OK'd
A Minnesota federal judge approved Target's deal to pay $39.3 million to a group
of financial institutions over its massive 2013 data breach on Wednesday, and
also approved attorneys' fees of $17.8 million. The pact stems from a
consolidated complaint filed in August 2014 by Umpqua Bank, Mutual Bank, Village
Bank, CSE Federal Credit Union and First Federal Savings of Lorain after more
than 40 million payment cards used at Target in late 2013 were compromised.
Under the deal, approved by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson, Target will pay
up to $20.25 million directly to class members and an additional $19.1 million
to fund MasterCard's Account Data Compromise program, which relates to the
Target Data Breach Deal Favors Few Consumers, 8th Circ. Told
An objector to a $10 million deal to let Target Corp. out of multidistrict
litigation over a notorious 2013 data breach asked the Eighth Circuit on
Wednesday to vacate the settlement, saying the single settlement class did not
adequately represent a large number of consumers. In his reply brief, Leif A.
Olson said the district court should not have rubber-stamped the settlement
after class counsel stated at a fairness hearing that they wished to favor the
set of class members with financial damages claims over the remaining 99 percent
of class members with purely statutory-damages or latent claims. Consequently,
that 99 percent has no financial compensation under the deal, Olson said.
"Olson is not claiming that the settlement should be $30 million or $60 million
instead of $16.75 million," the reply brief said. "Rather, Olson protests the
lack of ... adequacy of representation."
Kmart, Banks Reach Deal In Data Breach Suit
Kmart Corp. has settled a proposed class action in which financial institutions
accused it of using outdated security measures when hackers breached its
networks in 2014, according to a Thursday filing in Illinois federal court. The
banks sought to recover damages caused by Kmart's alleged negligence and
violations of the Illinois Personal Information Protection and Consumer Fraud
acts and New York state general business law, according to court documents.
New Jersey: Consumer Data Security Legislation Moves Forward
Legislation to protect consumers who make purchases using credit and debit cards
was approved Thursday by an Assembly panel. The bill (A-1970) would prohibit a
retail sales establishment from storing certain magnetic- stripe data obtained
from a credit card, debit card or access device after the establishment has
received a response to its authorization request.
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Rosamaria Sostilio, SVP Asset Protection
Former SVP Asset Protection, Hudson's Bay Company, sits down with LPNN for a
discussion on career development. How should LP/AP executives at the store level
approach their position and what can they do to develop themselves and add value
at that level? After an LPM gets promoted to the multi-store level, what does
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Study: Canadians lead
Globe in Digital Literacy & Politeness|
They Just Switch Retailers Quietly
Despite having the highest degree of digital literacy in the world,
Canadians are far less likely than others around the globe to badmouth
companies online when they have had a negative customer experience,
according to a new survey from Accenture.
After poor service from retailers, banks or cable providers, only 17 per
cent of Canadian consumers posted negative comments online, the survey
found, far below the global average of 28 per cent. That's the case even though 49% of Canadians switched to an
alternate retailer in the last year because of a bad customer
experience, and 59% cited customer service as their top reason for
Competition Bureau approves Lowe's $3.2B takeover of Rona
The Competition Bureau has approved the Lowe's takeover of Quebec-based
Rona. The federal agency says it has concluded the acquisition by the U.S.
company won't limit consumer choice. The deal was overwhelmingly approved by
Rona shareholders in March, but it also stirred some degree of nationalist
sentiment, particularly from Pierre Karl Peladeau, the Parti Quebecois
leader at the time.
Lowe's entered the Canadian market in 2007 and had 42 stores in British
Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario when the $3.2-billion deal was
announced in February. Rona has 496 corporate and dealer-owned stores across
Canada, including 238 in Quebec.
Tim Hortons is growing
after years of struggling
After many thought
Tim Hortons would be ruined by foreign ownership quite the opposite has
happened. Initially job cuts came with
350 employees laid off in Canada. In a six-month period, the company
saved more than $18 million in administrative costs as a result of these
measures. While undeniably difficult, the cuts weren't as vicious as critics
In February, the company announced plans to open locations in Indiana in
conjunction with Luke, a firm that operates 60 gas stations and convenience
stores there. It has similar arrangements for Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.
This regional approach isn't as flashy as Tims' attempt to take Manhattan in
2010, but it's far more likely to succeed.
Even with a slow start, there's far less chatter today about Tim Hortons'
perilous future. Sales grew by 5.6% in 2015 and the chain added 155 new
stores. All of this amounts to the strengthening of a Canadian brand through
foreign ownership, not the diminishment of it. canadianbusiness.com
PayPal Canada aims to boost
sales with free return shipping
a perk that many online retailers have resisted offering for fear it will
bruise their bottom line. But free return shipping is starting to be
touted by a growing number of cybermerchants in a bid to ease reluctant
consumers into online shopping. And as more big players, including
Amazon.ca, offer free returns, rivals feel the pressure to follow suit. Of the top 70 online retailers in Canada, about 28 per cent offered free
returns in 2015, up from 22 per cent just a year earlier, Canada Post data
Canada's retailers pitch in to help wildfire
From grocers cooking breakfasts for
evacuees to pharmacies providing them with emergency prescription refills,
retailers are pitching in to help those forced to flee the Fort McMurray
wildfires. Retailers or their foundations are donating hundreds of
thousands of dollars in cash or merchandise to the Canadian Red Cross relief
fund - some are matching customers' donations at the cash register - while
many are shipping everything from food to diapers, bottled water, blankets
and clothing to evacuees.
Pharmacists are dispensing urgent drugs for
displaced residents' after accessing patient records to confirm customers'
prescriptions or sometimes waiving the need for regular customer insurance
information, with the cost to be picked up by the Alberta government.
Amid the disaster, which has forced almost 90,000 residents to flee the
northern Alberta city, retailers are mobilizing to use their stores as
depots for emergency supplies even as many of the merchants were forced to
close their Fort McMurray stores.
RCC: Resources for retailers in Fort McMurray
Rockport to open 7 new
UK retailer Superdry to open stores in
Canadian retailers with large
pet food selection fetch more shoppers
Computer problem temporarily shuts Loblaw-owned stores
Sadbury, Ontario: Retail worker saves elderly couple from pricey scam
Toronto: Alleged scammer
arrested with $130,000 in counterfeit cash at airport
An Ottawa man is facing charges of smuggling more than $130,000 in counterfeit
U.S. cash into the country after he was arrested at Toronto's Pearson
International Airport last week.
ON: Baby formula stolen from Burlington Wal-Mart
Halton police is seeking a baby formula thief. On Friday, May 6, around 10 a.m.,
a man entered the Wal-Mart in Burlington. He is alleged to have taken travel
luggage from within the store and loaded it with 21 bottles of baby formula
valued at $627.48. The suspect left the store without paying for the luggage or
Markham, ON: Three Armed men
wearing masks hold-up a 7-Eleven
Police are searching for three suspects after an early morning armed robbery at
a convenience store in Markham Thursday. Just before 4 a.m., three suspects
wearing black hoodies and masks and carrying at least two handguns entered a
7-11 on McCowan Road. The suspects stole an unknown amount of cash from the till
and lottery tickets. There were no injuries during the incident.
Police release video of Little Caesars Armed Robbery
Windsor police have release video of a man who robbed a Windsor pizza
restaurant at gun point earlier this month. Wearing a black mask and red hooded
sweat shirt, the man walked into the Little Caesars just before midnight and
pointed a gun at the employee behind the counter.
Regina, SK: Regina Police investigating a
knife point robbery at 7-Eleven
North Cowichan, BC: RCMP warn of Skimming
device at Fairgrounds on May 7th
Cyber-shoplifters cash in
around the world and in the Northwest
International cyber criminals are cashing in, trying to cash out, in the
Portland-metro area. According to the FBI, businesses need to pay attention to
credit card transactions done over the internet because some of the people
making those purchases are actually stealing the goods they buy.
Haynes owns Blush Beauty Bar in Northwest Portland. She recently discovered that
her online store was the victim of credit card fraud, and may be the victim of
cyber-shoplifting. Haynes's buyer, Terresa Clark, has been discovering
suspicious orders over the past couple of months. She started noticing orders
with different billing and shipping addresses. Haynes and Clark turned
detective. Clark realized with the help of an online map that the shipping
location for an order made with a credit card from New Jersey was actually in
FBI Supervisory Special Agent George Chamberlin knows
cyber-shoplifting stores like Haynes's all too well. He also heads the FBI's
Oregon Cyber Task Force. The task force focuses on cyber-security threats facing
businesses and consumers in Oregon. Beaverton Police Department, Portland Police
Bureau, the Oregon State Police, and the Oregon Department of Justice are also
members of the task force. "We're talking millions of dollars-worth of stolen
merchandise and usually it's high-end," Chamberlin said. He calls it 'cashing
out', part of a complex international web of cyber-crime that's also happening
in the Pacific Northwest.
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Conneaut, OH: Four Ohio men
indicted in $600,000 theft from HD Supply
Ohio men suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise
from a California business over a three-year period were indicted this week. The
men were arrested March 16 in Conneaut moments after they took possession of a
truck load of items delivered from an Atlanta business. The indictments, issued
Tuesday, were related to the "theft of various and substantial household
supplies" from HD Supply Facilities Maintenance Ltd., of San Diego, CA. The
crimes occurred between Jan. 15, 2013 and March 16, 2016. Charges include:
Engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity; telecommunications fraud (estimated
at $220,873); passing bad checks (estimated at $221,566); grand theft (estimated
$131,929 in stolen property); and attempted grand theft (estimated $64,218 in
property). All were arrested moments after a truck carrying furnaces, air
conditioners and similar goods was unloaded into a storage unit and truck parked
at the storage facility- as police and FBI agents watched from across the
street. Police learned the store had filled several "large orders" placed
between 2013-2015 by Ashtabula, OH -based businesses the store later learned did
Salem, OR: Salem police,
with the assistance of a region retail theft prevention coalition, arrested 2
people for unlawful racketeering
Salem Police Lt.
Steve Birr said Michael Rascon and his wife, Maria Rojas, were arrested on
Thursday morning after detectives executed a search warrant. A large amount of
new retail items still in their original packaging was located at the residence.
Rascon and Rojas will be charged with unlawful racketeering, money laundering,
organized retail theft, and first-degree theft by deception. Investigators with
Safeway/Albertsons, Fred Meyer and Target collaborated as part of the Northwest
Organized Retail Crime Alliance to build the case against them. The Northwest
Organized Retail Crime Alliance investigators conducted an undercover mission
and made seven separate purchases totaling a little over $11,000 from the couple
with a retail value of more than $37,000, Birr said.
Arlington Height, IL:
Northbrook man pleads guilty to retail theft;
Police seize $65,000 in
A 22-year-old Northbrook man arrested
as part of a retail theft ring that targeted the suburbs has pleaded guilty.
Zvanko Dobobrov was sentenced to two years' probation. They were arrested after
a four-month investigation led by Arlington Heights police. The Cook County
state's attorney's Regional Organized Crime Task Force along with police
departments from Bloomingdale, Downers Grove, Gurnee, Niles, Northbrook,
Schaumburg and Vernon Hills were also involved. Authorities say ring members
distracted the retailers' loss prevention officers to steal items, which they
then sold through an online auction site. During searches in February 2015,
police recovered $20,000 in stolen merchandise, a Mercedes-Benz, two firearms,
$45,000 in jewelry and $100,000 in cash.
New Orleans, LA: Designer
sunglasses taken in string of shoplifting reports
The NOPD said the Sunglass Hut store reported thefts April 22, April 23 and
April 25. Detectives said two men worked together to steal a pair of Prada
sunglasses from store on April 25 as well. One of the men allegedly acted as
lookout for the other. The NOPD also say a group of four women stole $900 worth
of sunglasses during the course of two days in late April.
Fort Smith, AR: Detectives
investigate theft of 55 items from Gelco Outdoors
Seven bow stabilizers, three cameras and two headlamps were among some of
the 55 items reported stolen.
Bedford, MA: Women accused of shoplifting a
$2,000 Fendi bag from TJ Maxx
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Shootings, Gangs and Standoffs
Glendale, CA: Target shoplifter runs from
Police and barricades himself in an office building
A man suspected of committing fraud at a Target store led officers on a
chase in which he crashed a stolen vehicle, then barricaded himself inside
an office building before surrendering to a SWAT team Thursday. The drama
began about 2:30 p.m. when a loss prevention agent at the Glendale Galleria
Target store informed police of the alleged fraud. The suspect had left the
store and gotten into a vehicle by the time officers arrived. Following a
short chase the man crashed his car and ran into an office building. SWAT
negotiators managed to talk the man out unharmed, the suspect had served
time and did not want to go back to prison.
Greenville, NC: Police
investigating shooting in Sheetz parking lot
Communications said the call came in just before 4 a.m. Officers arriving at
the scene found a 32-year-old male from Ayden had been shot in the arm. He
was taken to Vidant Medical Center with what appears to be non-life
CO: Expert Witness states, "Cinemark security flaws helped enable Aurora theater
A security expert hired by several victims of the Aurora theater
shooting testified Wednesday that the theater's security flaws helped enable
the deadly attack.
"I think they contributed to an environment where
they didn't have the deterrence or prevention necessary to protect the
patrons in their theater," University of New Haven professor Gil Fried said.
Fried was the first expert witness to testify at the civil trial in
state court against theater owner Cinemark. The victims have accused
Cinemark of providing inadequate security and are seeking to hold the
company liable for the attack.
NYPD plans 20 more gang takedown
raids over next two months
executing seven drug crew and gang takedowns producing 219 arrests in the
last month, the NYPD plans six more raids for May and 14 for June, officials
said Thursday. Code names for recent raids, executed with federal
authorities, include Operation Trident, Operation Peacekeeper and Operation
Stoppin' the Poppin' - in which cops arrested three dozen members of the Pop
Out Boys, a Bloods-affiliated gang charged with running a $414,000 identity
theft ring. The ring allegedly stole credit card numbers and used them to
shop at Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Chippewa Falls, WI: District
Attorney Exonerates Officer in Walmart shooting; Self Defense
The county prosecutor says "overwhelming evidence" shows a police officer
was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed a resident of the
Northern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled who was swinging
a hatchet at the Lake Hallie Walmart in April. District Attorney Steve Gibbs
on Thursday cleared Lake Hallie police Officer Adam Meyers of any wrongdoing
in the shooting death of 25-year-old Melissa Abbott, which occurred April 8
at the store.
Robberies & Thefts
St Louis, MO: Central West End
residents worried about recent robberies at CVS
The Lindell Boulevard CVS store has been robbed four times in the span of
two months. In one of the robberies, a knife was pulled on an employee. Jim
Whyte with the Central West End Security Initiative says he is alarmed by
the frequency of robberies at the store and wants increased security.
Lafayette, LA: Shoplifting
crimes on the rise
Chief Thomas says
the department started the Community Oriented Policing (COPS) unit about two
months ago. He says they meet with Loss Prevention officers from different
stores once a month to talk about common shoplifting practices.
Dutchess County, NY: Police
prepare for active shooter incident
The training is spearheaded by the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office in
collaboration with state police, city and town of Poughkeepsie police, the
county Law Enforcement Academy, county Association of Chiefs of Police and
Arlington Central School District. It's the first coordinated session to
take place in more than 15 years.
Mesa, AZ: Woman carrying $5k in
cash, steals batteries, then offers police a
Mesa Police say that on May 6 a 64-year-old woman was observed at Walmart
placing 3 packs of batteries into her purse. Police confronted the woman
outside the store where she said she was, "trying to test your security." In
searching the woman, police found $5,240 in cash. The woman allegedly
offered the money to the officer saying, " Please don't take me to jail, you
can have the money." Police say she repeated her offer several times to the
officer. The woman has been charged with bribery, shoplifting and
Ireland: Four criminals were
contracted in Eastern Europe to specifically target a Galway city jewelers,
where they carried out a violent armed robbery, stealing $1.25M worth of
diamond rings and Rolex watches
West Palm Beach, FL: Man twice
convicted in fatal Christmas Eve Boynton Beach Mall shooting
Wadsworth, OH: Probation given
for Rite Aid pill theft; former Pharmacist struggling with addiction
San Diego, CA: Two men plead
guilty to Armed Robbery at Royal Maui Jewelry in Fashion Valley Mall
Gregory Jewelers in Morgantown,
NC reported a Smash and Grab Robbery on 5/10, Police have released a video
tape of the 2 suspects in motorcycle helmets
Kay Jewelers in the Lakeland Square Mall,
Lakeland, FL reported a Grab & Run on 5/11, merchandise valued at $6,990.
Zales in the Paradise Valley Mall, Phoenix, AZ reported a Grab & Run on
5/11, merchandise valued at $16, 669.
Piercing Pagoda in the Empire
Mall, Sioux Falls, SD reported a Grab & Run on 5/4, merchandise valued at
Totally Pagoda in the Sunrise Mall, Massapequa, NY reported a
Grab & Run on 5/11, merchandise valued at $540.
Kay Jewelers in the
Mesa Mall, Grand Junction, CO reported a Distraction Theft on 5/12,
merchandise valued at $5,997
Marana, AZ: Drivers urged to
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