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Jason Jones promoted to Global Security Area Manager for Facebook
Previously, Jason was the Global Security Manager - Security Operations Center for the social media platform since last January. Before joining Facebook, he was the Senior Manager - Global Safety, Distribution Asset Protection, Corporate Security/Investigations for Cabela's. He's held a variety of security and asset protection roles for Target including Executive Team Leader of AP, AP Group Leader - Regional Distribution Center, Global Crisis Management - Corporate Command Center Operations, Global Security Manager, Regional DC Manager - Global Supply Chain Security and Global Supply Chain Security - Operations Manager. He was also an Area LP Manager for Nash Finch. Jason earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration from Hastings College and his Masters in Organizational Leadership from Augsburg College. Congratulations Jason!

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San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology for PD

San Francisco, long at the heart of the technology revolution, took a stand against potential abuse on Tuesday by banning the use of facial recognition software by the police and other agencies.

The action, which came in an 8-to-1 vote by the Board of Supervisors, makes San Francisco the first major American city to block a tool that many police forces are turning to in the search for both small-time criminal suspects and perpetrators of mass carnage.

The ban is just one part of San Francisco's surveillance oversight ordinance, which will also require city agencies to get city approval before purchasing other kinds of surveillance technologies, such as automatic license plate readers and camera-enabled drones. It won't stop private citizens or businesses, however, from using these facial recognition systems.

Several San Francisco residents at a recent public hearing were concerned that the measure would make it harder for local businesses to catch and deter shoplifters. The new ordinance allows for private businesses and citizens to share security camera footage, including from tools that use facial recognition tech, with police to help investigations. However, it outlines procedures for how citizens can share that footage.

But critics said that rather than focusing on bans, the city should find ways to craft regulations that acknowledge the usefulness of face recognition. "It is ridiculous to deny the value of this technology in securing airports and border installations," said Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law expert at George Washington University. "It is hard to deny that there is a public safety value to this technology."

In Massachusetts, a bill in the State Legislature would put a moratorium on facial recognition and other remote biometric surveillance systems. On Capitol Hill, a bill introduced last month would ban users of commercial face recognition technology from collecting and sharing data for identifying or tracking consumers without their consent, although it does not address the government's uses of the technology.

The facial recognition fight in San Francisco is largely theoretical - the police department does not currently deploy such technology, and it is only in use at the international airport and ports that are under federal jurisdiction and are not impacted by the legislation.

Still, it has been a particularly charged topic in a city with a rich history of incubating dissent and individual liberties, but one that has also suffered lately from high rates of property crime.

Just under a dozen US cities - including Seattle, Nashville, and Cambridge, Massachusetts - have passed laws using that framework to give their local officials more power to regulate the use of surveillance tools. And about 20 more cities are actively working on similar legislation. nytimes.com redcode.com

Good news on the horizon
Is the proposed "Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act"
Blunt, Schatz Introduce Bipartisan Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act

Under the bill, companies would be required to notify consumers when FR is being used. It also requires third-party testing and human review of technologies prior to their implementation, to address accuracy and bias issues in the technology and avoid use cases that may result in harm to consumers. The bill restricts redistributing or disseminating data to third-party entities without express consent from the end user.

"Facial recognition technology creates many new benefits for society and should continue to be developed," said Brad Smith, President of Microsoft. "Its use, however, needs to be regulated to protect against acts of bias and discrimination, preserve consumer privacy, and uphold our basic democratic freedoms. Senators Blunt and Schatz's bill has started an important conversation in Congress about the responsible use of this technology. We're encouraged by their efforts, applaud their leadership and look forward to working with them to develop balanced policy." senate.gov

Editor's Note: Which has bipartisan support in congress. As written, retailers and other private entities would be allowed to continue to use face recognition for security purposes. There's optimism about the potential passage of the legislation, not only because of its bipartisan support, but because it could deter additional cities from passing their own legislation.


Montana: Bill aimed at tackling shoplifting,
misdemeanor crimes becomes law

A combo bill to give police more leeway in making low-level arrests and to provide retailers with a new tool against shoplifters has become law. The bill was backed by the Montana Retail Association, law enforcement groups and the Attorney General's office. The bill, brought in response to criminal justice reforms passed in 2017, was a dual effort by police and retailers to regain ground on disorderly calls and misdemeanor thefts.

The bill restores the possibility of arrest on certain misdemeanor offenses, after it had been taken away amid a major reform of the state's criminal justice system. Police can make arrests only for crimes that are punishable by incarceration, unless the person presents an immediate danger to themselves or others. Jail time was taken away from the sentencing range for various misdemeanors in 2017. Big box stores said they've seen increased shoplifting in the past two years and largely blamed the reforms. helenair.com

4 Reasons Artificial Intelligence is the Future of Retail
Retail is a fast-moving sector, and success in the industry means keeping up with technologies. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of them, and evidence shows it's the future of retail. Here are four reasons why:

4. AI Minimizes Theft

Most retail stores have cameras, door alarms and on-site loss prevention specialists to deter shoplifters. Those preventive measures still have value, but AI is a useful supplement.

AI could make that number less substantial. There's AI technology called StopLift, which helps detect the things people do to fool self-checkout kiosks and walk off with unpaid-for merchandise. Also, a Japanese-made AI security camera even detects suspicious poses that could signal someone's trying to steal items.

Retail theft is a problem that's not going away. Even the people overseeing the first stores in existence likely had trouble keeping theft at bay. Thankfully, today's stores are much less primitive, and AI can give retailers worthwhile strategies to pursue. mytotalretail.com

How big data is improving inventory management across industries
From loss prevention to predicting seasonal needs, big data is helping businesses in various industries improve their inventory management practices

Big data allows for rapid analysis of vast amounts of information at substantially faster speeds than humans could achieve prior to technological developments. Here are six ways it has helped companies excel in the all-important task of inventory management.

Enhancing loss prevention strategies

Fortunately, big data can facilitate improvements in loss prevention. An analytics program might show that a high percentage of shrinkage occurs on Saturday afternoons in the cosmetics department of a chain store, then install more security cameras in that area and increase the security staff members working on Saturdays.

By evaluating transactional data, a store could uncover instances of dishonest employees working together to steal things. A more innocent example of store loss is if someone working in a stockroom misplaces a newly arrived shipment. Big data platforms help brands see which products result in the most substantial losses, promoting changes in processes or resources to cut shrinkage rates.

Ensuring more inventory successes

Big data can help companies make inventory management gains while reducing staff costs and maintaining reputations as reliable, high quality retailers. theinnovationenterprise.com

Cargo thefts in U.S. decrease 19% from Q4 - 2018 figures
A total of 144 cargo thefts reported to SensiGuard Supply Chain Intelligence Center (SCIC). California top state for theft with 25% of all thefts. With Florida and Texas tied for second.

Average loss value of $116,717
Miscellaneous most stolen product type
Personal Care highest-valued stolen products
Theft of Full Truckload most prevalent M.O. = 60% of all thefts  sensitech.com

U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall Amid Weak Auto Purchases
The value of overall sales declined 0.2% after a 1.7% increase the prior month that was the strongest gain since 2017, according to Commerce Department figures released Wednesday.

The report showed seven of 13 major retail categories decreased, with other down sectors including clothing, health and personal care, and electronics and appliances. Categories with increases included general merchandise, food and beverage stores, and restaurants and bars.

Excluding automobiles and gasoline, retail sales fell 0.2% following a 1.1% increase. bloomberg.com

S&P: 17% of retailers are distressed
By March, 12 retailers had between a 4% and 50% chance of filing for bankruptcy in the next 12 months, according to data from CreditRiskMonitor. They included Neiman Marcus, J. Crew, Francesca's, J.C. Penney, Pier 1, Ascena Retail Group, Destination Maternity, Stein Mart and Camping World Holdings, among others.

In a recent report, Moody's analysts suggested the current "shake out" of weaker retailers could result in a healthier industry overall. The analysts also predicted that larger, diverse retailers with cash to burn and healthy balance sheets will keep making life harder for the struggling.

Of the 10 major retail bankruptcies in 2019, 80% were currently or previously owned by private equity firms. retaildive.com

ASIS awards first 150+ 'Associate Protection Professional' certifications
ASIS International announced the inaugural group of 150+ individuals to hold its new Associate Protection Professional (APP) certification after successfully passing the beta exam.

The APP joins the association's three other certifications: the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) and Physical Security Professional (PSP).

Developed to meet the needs of new and transitioning security professionals entering the field, the APP serves as the first rung on a security manager's career ladder. It is intended for those with one to four years of security management experience. Earning the APP demonstrates an individual possesses a solid understanding of knowledge and skills required in security management (four domains), including: security management fundamentals, business operations, risk management and response management.

For more information about the APP and other ASIS certifications, visit asisonline.org/certification. securityinfowatch.com


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Director of Safety & Asset Protection for Otter Farm & Home Co-operative (Otter Co-op) in Aldergrove, BC, Canada
Reporting into the CEO, The Director of Safety & Asset Protection is a part of the Senior Leadership Team. This position is responsible for providing strategic direction to the organization to ensure safe, effective operations and processes which align with the strategy, objectives and vision of the organization in all areas of Safety and Asset Protection.

Otter Farm & Home Co-operative (Otter Co-op) has over 50,000 members with services in Food, Feed, Petroleum, Pharmacy, Hardware and Liquor in various retail locations across the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Interior, with sales in excess of $250 million annually.  applytojob.com

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Getting Back to Basics with ePVM's

LPRC: Customers & Associates Feel Safer
LP Positively Impacting the Customer Experience

With the entire retail industry focused on re-defining and creating a unique customer experience that melds together the online and store environments, digital signage is destined to play a starring role in every aspect of retail. Once again, loss prevention has been leading the effort with Enhanced Public View Monitors (ePVMs) being one of the first interactive video monitors to show up in stores.

Certainly it's been a long and hard battle to gain the support and funding for what now is considered one of the basics in situational crime prevention. But with the Loss Prevention Research Council's (LPRC) ePVM impact study showing that customers "feel safer in stores with e/PVMs" it may be an opportune time to review and consider expanding the program. Especially with CBD products hitting the market.

With that in mind, there's also the opportunity to turn the entire program into a revenue generator with Media PVMs. Just like the EAS towers used for marketing, these media PVMs can be used for marketing as well. It really all depends on how good your selling skills are and how strong your relationships are in the organization.

With customer experience being the #1 driver right now, it all starts with customers feeling safer, and every retailer has to be focused on that goal.




The Cyberhedge Cyber Governance Indexes
New Performance Benchmark Ranks Companies' Cybersecurity

The Cyberhedge Cyber Governance Index is the first-ever market-based proof that companies with good cyber governance outperform their peers. This groundbreaking index is derived from Cyberhedge's proprietary ranking of corporate cyber governance. When you want an objective measure of cyber risk in $ or euros, trust our real-world financial modeling experience to provide the most tested and proven estimate on the market. The Indexes serve as ongoing proof of the Cyberhedge ranking methodology so you can be confident using it in your financial reporting, budget allocations and cyber insurance pricing.

Each month, Cyberhedge rates over 5000 publicly traded companies on cyber governance. The top 20% receive our 5-star rating. The worst 20% receive only one star. The results are then independently verified by a leading publisher of stock market indexes that uses these ratings to compute 5-star and 1-star index portfolios in three global markets. thecbhindex.com

Companies' Stock Value Dropped 7.5% after Data Breaches
The report, Kings of the Monster Breaches, identified the extensive damage done by improper security by looking specifically at the Marriott breach of 2018, the Equifax breach of 2017 and the Yahoo! breach of 2016. These top three breaches had a widespread impact on individuals, with a reported mean number of 257 million individuals directly affected by each breach.  

Research also showed that these breaches have cost an average of $347 million in legal fees, penalties and remediation costs. "Marriott uncovered the breach while seeking GDPR compliance; the company is now being fined $912 million under the regulation," the report said.

Publicly traded companies suffered an average drop of 7.5% in their stock values and a mean market cap loss of $5.4 billion per company, and it reportedly took 46 days, on average, for those stock prices to return to their pre-breach levels. To date, the stock price of Equifax has not yet recovered. infosecurity-magazine.com

Your Website Gets Attacked at Least 62 Times Daily
Website Attack Attempts Rose by 59% in 2018

Websites suffer an average of 62 serious attack threats per day -- an average of 376 million per day, according to a new study of more than 6 million websites worldwide. "Website attack attempts per day grew by 59% from January 2018 to December 2018," according to the report. SiteLock, which published the study in a report today.

Those attacks weren't concentrated in ransomware and cryptomining malware, but in such "classic" techniques as backdoors, shells, and JavaScript files. The JavaScript attacks are notable because they tend not to directly attack the website, but to hijack visitor traffic and send them to alternate, illegitimate destinations.

According to the report, sites built with one of the three leading CMS platforms - Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress - are from 1.6 to 2.2 time more likely to be infected with malware than the average site. The issue, though, is not as simple as a problem with vulnerable CMS platforms, according to Becenti.

"However, one of the primary culprits I feel we have to be worried about are plug-ins and schemes." darkreading.com

5M Companies Use WhatsApp
Corporate WhatsApp Users Weigh Security Risks

A breach in Facebook Inc.'s WhatsApp illustrates the pitfalls of using an external messaging app-even one that promises privacy, thanks to encryption-for business communications, cybersecurity analysts said.
Facebook published a warning about the vulnerability Monday and added it rolled out a new version of WhatsApp last week that fixes the problem. The Department of Homeland Security circulated Facebook's warning Tuesday.

WhatsApp users should upgrade to the app's latest version "to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices," a spokesman said in an email.

WhatsApp has more than one billion users world-wide, including employees at some large corporations who use the app to communicate internally. WhatsApp introduced an app aimed at small and medium-size businesses last year. More than five million companies use the WhatsApp Business service, which allows them to create professional profiles, communicate with customers and automate messages, it said in January.

Corporate information can be exposed
as employees communicate over WhatsApp on personal devices, sometimes in defiance of company rules or even legal requirements.

Security experts warned that no third-party platform can be regarded as completely invulnerable, even if, like WhatsApp, it has been built with security and privacy in mind.

Corporations are going to have to take a long, hard look at what's approved and what isn't, and really drive that into the workforce. cmail20.com

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Calling Canadian Retailers!
Register for the 3rd Axis Canada Retail Leadership Forum

The Retail Landscape is changing and with these changes providing safety and security for your customers, staff and business is of utmost importance. Join us for the 3rd Axis Canada Retail Leadership Forum in Toronto, May 22-23. Full details here: http://bit.ly/2CFNRul

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Security breaches cost Canadian firms over $9 million a year on average;
Average Canadian company hit with 1.5 security breaches per week
The price of security incidents in organizations in 11 countries jumped an average of 12 per cent last year, if a new study is representative.

According to the annual Accenture Cost of Cybercrime survey, the average cost of investigating and remediating breaches of security controls to the 355 organizations surveyed was US$13 million in 2018, compared to US$11.7 million in 2017.

The average company in the survey suffered 145 security breaches (not all of which may have involved data exfiltration) last year, up from 130 in 2017. That's an 11 per cent increase.

Among the 25 Canadian companies included in the survey, the average cost of security breaches last year was US$9.25 million. (This was the first year Canadian firms were in the survey so there are no previous comparative figures)

Canadian firms questioned suffered an average of 75 cyber attacks (again, defined as a breach of controls) last year- almost 1.5 attacks per week. By comparison, the average of the group studied was 145 breaches. itworldcanada.com

Paramount Fine Foods owner awarded record $2.5 million in damages;
Anti-Muslim pundits falsely claimed restaurant had ties to terrorism
A self-styled anti-Muslim pundit has been ordered to pay $2.5-million in damages to a Toronto-area restaurateur, in a ruling in which the judge said that hateful internet speech needs to be confronted.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Jane Ferguson awarded the multimillion-dollar settlement to Mohamad Fakih, the owner of Paramount Fine Foods, a Lebanese-born businessman who was targeted by two anti-Muslim activists, defendant Kevin J. Johnston and Ranendra (Ron) Banerjee.

The case started when one of Mr. Fakih's restaurants played host to a Liberal Party fundraiser attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on July 20, 2017. Mr. Johnston and Mr. Banerjee staged a protest outside. In the following days, Mr. Johnston posted videos alleging that Mr. Fakih supported terrorism, that the restaurateur received money from Pakistan's spy agency and that "you have to be a jihadist or have raped someone else's wife as a condition of entry to the restaurant." theglobeandmail.com

Canada Store Openings & Expansions
Roots Continues Multi-Year Global Expansion with New Stores in Canada and Abroad
Costco to open Galway location - its largest store in Canada - on June 27

Chinese Luxury Fashion Brand Sheng Tang Peony Enters Canada with 1st Storefront
Giant Tiger plans new four-storey Ottawa HQ on Walkley Road

RH-ISAC Announces Sponsorship of Retail Council of Canada's STORE 2019 Event

A Whole New World: A Guide to Buying Legal Weed in Ontario

Canada's economy adds 32,400 wholesale & retail trade jobs in April; 106,500 jobs overall

New Ontario booze rules could grow economy & add jobs

73 percent of young Canadians are more likely to shop online than in-store: survey

Holt Renfrew closing Edmonton store in 2020 to focus on bigger locations

Canada-Based Freedom Mobile says data breach affects 15,000 customers

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St. John's, NL: Avalon Mall sees massive police presence after reports of shots fired
After photos circulated on social media Friday night showing officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary inside the Avalon Mall with weapons drawn, police say they are investigating reports of a shooting at the mall. In a statement released late Sunday afternoon, the RNC said officers responded to a report of a shooting at the mall shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, but after searching the building, no one was found with a firearm. Police said there was no information found at the Avalon Mall to substantiate the report of a shooting, but the initial call has been traced and the investigation is ongoing. cbc.ca

Kitchener, ON: Suspect in grocery store ATM theft considered armed, dangerous

Sault Ste. Marie, ON: Woman assaults security officer during theft attempt

Barrie, ON: Over $1,500 in Baby Monitors Stolen Over Three Trips to Toys R Us

Hamilton, ON: Man tries to steal 'high-end' meat and booze, then use cab for getaway

Scarborough, ON: 2 people wanted in Dollar Tree arson investigation

(Update) Yellowknife, NT: Woman arrested for multiple armed robberies

Winnipeg, MB: Two men sought in robbery, credit card fraud incident

North Bay, ON: Identity theft charges laid after fraudulent credit card application

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BBB Report Finds 'Epidemic' of Counterfeit Goods Sold Online
The BBB's "Fakes Are Not Fashionable" study reports that social media ads are often leading buyers to counterfeit sites

A sweeping study by an international team at the Better Business Bureau found that such items are more likely to be counterfeit when sold online, a problem authorities now call an "epidemic."

The BBB's "Fakes Are Not Fashionable" report states that social media ads are often leading buyers to counterfeit sites, with 24 percent of Facebook ads for luxury clothing and accessories driving consumers to sites linked to fake goods. Facebook and Instagram did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the matter.

"BBB's report finds that any shippable item with a reputation for quality and sizable markup is a candidate for counterfeiting," according to the BBB serving Chicago and northern Illinois. "While counterfeit goods often are reputed to be deeply discounted, in reality, counterfeit sellers regularly use selling prices that are close to the price of the real product, so the prices offered are no longer a signal that the product is counterfeit." nbcchicago.com

Exposed: How Amazon destroys millions of new items it can't sell
into 'destruction zone' landfill sites

Amazon destroys millions of brand-new items including televisions, books and nappies it cannot sell, an investigation has revealed.

Lorry-loads of goods, many still in their packaging, are dumped in sprawling landfill sites or incinerated. The shocking waste was revealed by undercover investigators who secretly filmed in one of the multi-billion-pound company's enormous warehouses.

Reporters posing as Amazon workers discovered an area called the 'destruction zone' where they covertly filmed staff loading pristine toys, unused kitchen equipment and flat-screen TVs into skips to be transported to dumps.

Later, cameras fitted to a drone tailed a truck crammed with expensive consumer goods from an Amazon warehouse to a waste disposal centre and on to a landfill site.

The French investigation focused on Amazon's operation in that country, but it is understood the practice is also followed in Britain. When a Mail on Sunday reporter posing as a worker at an Amazon warehouse in the Midlands asked what happens to unsold goods, a manager told him: 'Some are returned but some are also destroyed.' dailymail.co.uk

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Essex County Man Admits Role in $2M Fraudulent Check Scheme
Targeting Home Improvement Stores on East Coast

A Newark man, Lessie Dickerson, 35 pleads guilty today admitted his role in a phony check scheme that resulted in the theft of over $2 million in merchandise from multiple home-improvement stores on the East Coast.

From December 2013 and through February 2017, Dickerson and others conspired to obtain merchandise or store credit from home-improvement stores in the eastern United States, including New Jersey, by purchasing items with fraudulent checks. They entered home-improvement and other retail stores and gathered high-value items, like air conditioners or hardwood flooring. Dickerson and others then typically "purchased" the items either by a fraudulent check with a phony name but authentic account and routing numbers, or by pretending to be an authorized signatory on a store credit account that Dickerson and others had previously opened with a phony check.

During some of the transactions, Dickerson and others displayed fake driver's licenses that had been created by one of the conspirators, which either duplicated the phony name imprinted on the fraudulent check they presented for payment or matched the name of an authorized signatory on a store credit account that they had previously opened.

Dickerson and others allegedly stole over $2 million in merchandise from various retailers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and South Carolina. The count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud carries a maximum potential of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 16, 2019. justice.gov

Grand Island, NE: Items worth $500,000 taken in burglary at Viaero Wireless
Merchandise valued at close to $500,000 was taken from the Viaero Wireless store in Grand Island Sunday night. A burglar gained entry to the store by breaking a window. A large amount of store inventory was taken. Management told police the items taken could exceed $500,000 in value. theindependent.com

Albuquerque, NM: Thieves steal $30,000 worth of jewelry from Nob Hill shop
Cell phone video shows the aftermath of a burglary at the Lilly Barrack jewelry store in Nob Hill. Jamie Leeds is one of the store owners. She said she got a call Monday about a possible break-in. Thieves broke a window to get into a vacant shop that shares a wall with the jewelry store. The thieves then broke through that wall. Leeds said the alarm was never triggered, and she guesses they've lost at least $30,000 worth of jewelry. kob.com

Indianapolis, IN: Armed and dangerous thieves targeting cell phone stores
Metro police are asking for help as they look for armed robbers targeting cell phone stores. They are threatening employees and getting away with trash bags stuffed full of smart phones worth tens of thousands of dollars. Two Indianapolis stores were robbed in just one day. Two robbers pointing guns hit a Verizon store at 73rd Street and Keystone Avenue just before it closed Tuesday night. According to the police report, they got away with more than $16,000 worth of iPhones. Well over a dozen similar robberies have occurred in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Avon and Fishers. wthr.com

Millburn, NJ: Bloomingdales at Short Hills apprehends a $5,400 Identity Theft suspect

Altus, OK: Four arrested for theft of over $5,000 in cigarettes from a Loves C-Store

Millburn NJ: Louis Vuitton in Short Hills reported the theft of a $4,200 handbags, 3 suspects fled the store

Raynham, MA: Shoplifter charged in 4th larceny case; theft of $3,000 in electronics from Walmart; open larceny cases in Quincy and Plymouth District Courts

Millburn, NJ: Apple in Short Hills reported the theft of 3 pairs of Headphones valued at $950

New Lenox, IL: Man steals $900 worth of teeth whitener, hair restoration products from Target

Millburn, NJ: Abercrombie & Fitch in Short Hills reported a $696 theft of perfume; suspect arrested

Washington Parish, LA: Sheriff's Department seeking 2 men in Detergent Pods theft; assault on Store Associate

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Robberies, Incidents & Thefts


Houston, TX: Crew arrested for 7 takeover-style robberies at local Walgreens stores
Two men and one woman believed to be responsible for seven robberies in 11 days were arrested in southwest Houston. Investigators say they had been keeping tabs on the suspects who were involved in takeover-style robberies, targeting Walgreens locations from Jones Road and Champions inside the county, across the city of Houston and into Fort Bend County. abc13.com


Phoenix, AZ: Men accused of taking part in 5 Armed Robberies are now in custody
FBI officials are confirming that two men have recently been taken into custody, in connection to a Valley-wide serial robbery spree. The two are now facing federal charges, and they are suspected of carrying out several robberies at businesses in Peoria, Phoenix, Gilbert, Glendale and Surprise. fox10phoenix.com

Grand Forks, ND: Police confirm second shoplifting chase within 24 hours
The Grand Forks Police were dispatched to Kohl's for a shoplifting in progress. Before officers arrived, the suspect left the store and parking lot. Kohl's Loss Prevention gave police a description of the individual and vehicle. When officers tried to pull the suspect over, they fled from officers. The pursuit was later terminated due to the time of day and amount of vehicular traffic. Officers later apprehended the suspect. The suspect was identified as Deandre Francis whom was arrested for theft, reckless driving, fleeing in a motor vehicle, and several outstanding warrants. valleynewslive.com

Corpus Christi, TX: Police arrest three suspects in string of Sprint store burglaries
After 2 Sprint store burglaries, Police mobilized on the 3rd location in the city. "There were several officers across the street watching the store," CCPD Lt. Michael Pena said. "When they saw the car approach very early in the morning, when no businesses are open, they knew something was up, and the vehicle fit the description." In all more than 40 Apple Watches and 10 smartphones were recovered. kiiitv.com

Casper, WY: Rent to Own store employee charged with theft of $1,180 from bank deposits



Kansas City, KS: Teen wounded in robbery faces 20-years in prison
Kansas man pleaded guilty Monday to committing a liquor store robbery during which a clerk shot him in the leg, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. Rayquan Hill, 19, Wichita, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery. In his plea, he admitted he and a co-defendant robbed F & K Liquor at 902 S. Woodlawn in Wichita. A store clerk shot Hill in the leg during the robbery. Hill was arrested at the scene. The co-defendant was arrested later that day at work. hayspost.com

Canandaigua, NY: Man arrested for Jewelry Store Armed Robbery takes plea deal for 3 mos. probation

Rowan County, NC: Woman's actions at Walmart, combined with her criminal history, results in at least 7 years in prison; theft while wearing an ankle monitor for theft charges


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Batteries Plus - Waukesha, WI - Burglary
Boost Mobile - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery
Boost Mobile - Kansas City, KS - Armed Robbery
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Cellphone store - Grand Island, NE - Burglary
CVS - Middle Village, NY - Robbery
Dollar General - Washington Parish, LA - Robbery
Dollar Tree - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Gun Store-Houston, TX- Burglary
Hardware store - Horry County, SC - Armed Robbery/shots fired, no injuries
Home Depot - Lake Elsinore, CA - Burglary
Jewelry store - Albuquerque, NM - Burglary
Salvation Army - Bakersfield, CA - Burglary
Sprint - Corpus Christi, TX - Burglary (1 of 3)
Sprint - Corpus Christi, TX - Burglary (2 of 3)
Sprint - Corpus Christi, TX - Burglary (3 of 3)
Verizon - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Houston, TX - Robbery
Walmart - Brunswick, ME - Robbery



Daily Totals:
11 robberies
9 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killed



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Denver, CO

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Mid-Atlantic Region

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Westchester, IL

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