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RLPSA Annual Conference
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Anthony Paserchia promoted to Interim Director of Asset Protection and Risk Management for Areas, United States
Anthony has been with Areas, United States since 2014, when he started as an Asset Protection and Risk Manager, and in 2016 was promoted to Regional Asset Protection and Risk Manager. He's also held other asset protection/loss prevention and security positions during his 20+ years in the industry including Regional Asset Protection Manager for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Manager of New York Security and Loss Prevention for Liz Claiborne, Area AP Manager for Circuit City, Regional LP Manager for Limited Brands, Regional LP Manager for Rock Bottom Inc., Regional LP Manager for G&G Rave and District LP Manager for Herman's Sporting Goods. Congratulations Anthony!

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Brought to you by ALTO Alliance -  Keep California Safe Campaign  A Call to Action

California Grocers Association -
CGA is hosting Los Angeles City Hall Lobby Day on June 13

This is your opportunity to make grocery a priority for decision-makers in California's largest city and allow elected officials and regulators to understand the challenges of food retailing from those who live it.

Visiting Los Angeles City Hall for meetings with council members and high-level city staff to discuss our most pressing issues. Discussion topics include employer mandates on scheduling, retail theft, and food packaging restrictions. CGA is aware that the L.A. City Council could soon regulate on these topics.

STATE ISSUES: Criminal Justice Initiative - Increasing Penalties for Shoplifting

Signature petitions are now being turned in to counties around the state in order to qualify the Keep California Safe Campaign ballot initiative for the ballot. The campaign has collected over 560,000 signatures for the purpose of qualifying the initiative that would, among other things, increase penalties for shoplifting. Although the campaign has collected more than the 365,880 signatures required by law, it is general practice to collect significantly more to account for invalid signatures. County officials must report to the State Secretary of State by June 28 for the purposes of certification.

For additional information or questions, email Tim James, Sr. Manager, Local Government Relations, or call (916) 448-3545.

Tyco Retail Solutions congratulates customers American Eagle Outfitters and TJX Companies on Retail Risk North American Fraud Awards
At the Retail Risk North American Fraud Awards Gala in Dallas, Texas, Tyco Retail Solutions received top honors as "The Most Innovative In-Store Solution" for its next generation Sensormatic Synergy Storefront Series. Two retail leaders from its customer portfolio, American Eagle Outfitters and TJX Companies, were also recognized for outstanding leadership, cutting-edge technologies and winning strategies in retail fraud, risk and loss prevention.

American Eagle Outfitters and TJX Companies were selected by an international panel of judges and honored at the recent for effectively driving change through innovation. To stay ahead and be profitable in today's ever-evolving environment, retailers must focus on new loss prevention strategies and inventive solutions to drive better customer engagement and an overall shopping experience. Tyco's smart, connected and modular detection systems help retailers better manage shrink and maximize their Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) investments.

Most Innovative In-Store Solution: The Sensormatic Synergy Storefront Series from Tyco Retail Solutions - Designed with more than five decades of experience, the Sensormatic Synergy Series is a next-generation portfolio of intelligent, interconnected, modular and network-enabled Acousto-Magnetic (AM)/Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) detection systems.

Asset Protection Director of the Year: Scott McBride, American Eagle Outfitters - McBride has been a dedicated and innovative loss prevention professional for decades. A consummate leader, McBride quickly rose through the leadership ranks at American Eagle Outfitters and named global vice president of loss prevention and safety.

Hall of Fame: Bob MacLea, TJX Companies - One of the retail industry's most revered and longest-tenured loss prevention executives, MacLea was inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame for his contributions and unwavering commitment to the entire loss prevention community. Read more here.

Man accused of Edmonton jewelry store heist to fund ISIS fighters
An Alberta man facing extradition to the U.S. is accused of robbing a jewelry store in Edmonton to finance the terrorist activities of relatives and a friend who fought overseas with ISIS. Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi, 33, is charged with providing material support to terrorists, according to a U.S. indictment.

Between August 2013 and November 2014, Abdullahi, who was living in Alberta at the time, allegedly conspired with Douglas and others to provide personnel and money for terrorist activities.

On Jan. 9, 2014, Abdullahi and two accomplices robbed a jewelry store in Edmonton, but struggled to pawn the loot, the indictment says. Abdullahi is scheduled to appear in Edmonton provincial court Aug. 9 on a charge of armed robbery. cbc.ca

Biggest Internal Sales Team Fraud in Retail History - The Story Continues
Former Pilot Flying J president wants last-minute change at defense table in fraud case
The Old Hiring a Local Good Old Boy Trick

With the clock ticking on his fate in a scheme to rip off trucking companies, former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood wants to ditch a Texas law firm with a roster of celebrity clients and tap a Knoxville attorney instead, court records show. Attorney Brad Henry on Monday filed a motion in U.S. District Court on behalf of Hazelwood, seeking permission to take over the ex-president's defense.

Hazelwood faces sentencing before U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier in August for both heading up a band of thieving sales executives at the nation's largest diesel fuel retailer and pushing them to think bigger in their defrauding of Pilot Flying J's trucking customers.

A jury in Collier's Chattanooga courtroom convicted Hazelwood in February of conspiring to commit wire fraud and related charges in a scheme to lure trucking companies to do business with Pilot Flying J with promises of discounts on diesel fuel and then shortchanging them to the tune of at least $56.5 million in five years.

Pilot Flying J has been paying Hazelwood's legal bills. He used that money to tap the law firm of Texas attorney Rusty Hardin, revered as a legal powerhouse, for his defense.

A section in Pilot Flying J's contract with Hazelwood that states the board will only stop paying his defense once he "is ultimately found guilty, including the conclusion of any appeals."

Seventeen former Pilot Flying J staffers struck plea deals in the fraud plot after the truck stop giant's Knoxville headquarters were raided in April 2013. Pilot Flying J's board struck its own plea deal, agreeing to pay $92 million in restitution and penalties as part of a criminal enforcement agreement. The board also paid $85 million to settle lawsuits. knoxnews.com

Is excess space behind retail's shrink and customer experience problems?
Large, under-staffed stores create an environment that is rife for retail theft. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that shoplifting causes more shrink losses than any other factor, accounting for 36.5 percent of retail's total in 2017. However, NRF reports that when it comes to staffing loss prevention officials, "There is a sizeable gap between what is expected and what is needed."

It's not just a lack of LP officials that are cutting into retailers' profits. Understaffing is another big problem that is particularly evident in big box and department stores. RetailDive reports that, "A third of customers who experienced a problem at apparel stores were not able to locate sales help, and six percent of all possible sales are lost because of lack of service."

Yet, when retailers make budget cuts to increase margins, they often fail to look for ways to shed unnecessary rent costs. Instead, they look for budgetary wiggle room by cutting billable hours for loss prevention officials and hourly employees.

Smaller stores would mean less space to staff and less space for LP officials to watch over. Would reducing unnecessary floor space make it easier for customers to locate employees, as well as enabling LP officials to better identify and deter potential shoplifters? retailwire.com

Starbucks racial bias training will include rapper Common, lots of dialogue
A big-name rapper, messages from corporate bigwigs and a chance for Starbucks employees to relate their own stories will all be part of the racial-bias training that the coffee giant plans for workers Tuesday.

Besides the video messages from executives and from hip-hop artist Common, employees will hear what they can do to make the stores more welcoming, Starbucks just revealed to reporters in its first preview of the session next week.

Starbucks is shutting down all its U.S. stores for the session, the result of the outcry over a manager who called police to complain about two African-American men who came to a Philadelphia store and didn't buy anything. They arrested, but charges were later dropped. usatoday.com

Bloomingdale's Ties Training To $3 Million In Savings
Bloomingdale's has been using the Axonify Microlearning Platform for associate training since 2013, but the retailer could not quantify the financial impact of the program until the recent addition of a new product, called Axonify Impact. With this functionality, Bloomingdale's was able to tie its safety and asset protection training program directly to $3 million in savings in one year. The savings were attributed to a reduction in safety claims among store associates.

The business objective for Bloomingdale's was to reduce General Liability and Worker's Compensation claims. Employees could access the training via POS terminals within the stores as well as tablets and desktop computers, and 90% of eligible associates opted into the voluntary program. retailtouchpoints.com

Owners of Mugshots.com accused of extortion:
They attempted 'to profit off of someone else's humiliation'

Mugshots.com is one of several websites nationwide that make money by publicizing arrest information and demanding fees through intermediary sites to swipe records clean.

Mugshots.com and similar websites say they are simply republishing arrest information that is already publicly available through government records. Mugshots.com shows a disclaimer in capitalized letters at the top of its Web page saying the information on its website is in no way an indication of guilt or evidence that an actual crime has been committed.

But to many people whose photos have cropped up on the site, such disclaimers are not enough to make up for the damage to their reputation. Mugshots.com refuses to take down criminal record information unless that person pays a fee, usually $399, through the secondary website, Unpublisharrest.com. They make no exceptions - even if the person's charges were dismissed or if the arrest was due to a mistaken identity or law enforcement error, according to a law enforcement affidavit, which included interviews with 18 people.

Websites like Mugshots.com have been operating for years, particularly in Florida. In 2012, the Miami Herald called mug shot websites the "hot new internet business." One of the first such websites appears to have been Arrrests.org, operated by Rob Wiggen, a 33-year-old Floridian skilled in computer programming. He would post hundreds of new mug shots on a daily basis, mining law enforcement websites in Florida and four other states, the Herald reported.

An intermediary website would, in turn, charge people hundreds of dollars to remove mug shots. chicagotribune.com

Promote your team: 4 steps to raise the profile and visibility of your group
You know that your team does great work. You're invested in what they do, day in and day out, and you know the value they bring. You know the benefit their successes have delivered to the organization.

The question is, does everyone else know?

If you haven't made the effort to promote your team's work, it may well be that they don't. Even if they benefit from the work you do, if they don't know about the part you play, it will be hard for you or your group to get ahead at work. It can also make it hard to ensure you're consulted on key decisions or get the resources you need to function well. While it may seem like quietly doing your job should lead to appreciation, it's not always the case.

Want to make sure everyone knows the critical role your team or group plays?

Step 1: What does your team do?

Imagine that you are presenting to everyone you talk to. Can you distill what your team does in one or two short sentences? Practice articulating what your team does in terms of these critical soundbites and leave the smaller details out.

Step 2: What do you deliver?

Once you're able to deliver what you do, practice sharing the message about your objectives and outcomes. Try to think big picture and the business value.

Step 3: What is your team's value?

Now add to your message with the key statement -- your value. Once you have clearly articulated your activities and output, you need to be able to share their value.

Step 4: Share your victories and achievements

For some of us, it can be uncomfortable to "toot our own horn" and talk about our achievements. For the sake of your team, put that aside and plan to market your successes.

By following these four steps, you can create a mental template to help you raise your visibility and share your team's value and success. smartbrief.com

Loss Prevention Officer Injured In Home Depot Shooting Meets Kenny Chesney
Country music radio station KSCS-FM surprised Painter and his wife with backstage passes to meet country music star Kenny Chesney. cbslocal.com

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Join the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail as they host their ninth annual training conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. The event will take place from Oct. 8 through Oct 11 and cover a range of topics, including: ORC Case Building: Trends - Resources - Tools; Opioids and Retail Crime; Leadership in ORC- Leading private sector and LE Teams; Advancements in Credit Card Fraud/Identity Theft Investigations and many more!

Come join us for the training, the networking, and the fun. View flyers for both Sponsorship/Exhibition opportunities and Registration for Sponsors/Exhibitors.

More States Seek to Close Wage Gap with Salary Question Bans

Westfield Shareholders Approves Takeover by Europe's Unibail-Rodamco - Global Mall Operator

Eddie Bauer, Pacific Sunwear explore merger amid retail downturn: sources

Chipotle HQ Moving From Denver to Newport Beach, CA - Home of its new CEO

Cargo theft firm warns against increased Memorial Day weekend activity

Quarterly Reports
Best Buy Q1 comp's up 7.1%, online sales up 12%, sales up 6.8%
Williams Sonoma Q1 comp's up 5.5%, e-commerce up double digits - represents 53.7% of total sales, net sales up 8.2%
L Brands Q1 comp's up 3% (stores & direct), net sales up 8%
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    Bath & Body Works comp's up 5%
    L Brands comp's down 2%
Citi Trends Q1 comp's up 2.1%, sales up 5.5%

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Colleagues Remember Rob Shields
Staples Global LP Director Who Passed Away on May 16

Rob Shields, a veteran of the loss prevention industry, passed away on May 16, 2018. Rob spent more than two decades with Staples as the company's Director of Global Loss Prevention - Field Operations. Prior to that, he spent ten years as a Senior Regional LP Manager with CVS Pharmacy.

Over the span of his LP career, he became a mentor and friend to many across the industry. Read below to see some of the memories his colleagues shared with the D&D Daily.

Dan Tracy - Loss Prevention Director, Staples
I'm just at a loss for words right now as this has hit me pretty hard. All I can say about Rob is that he was a great friend, mentor, colleague, and supervisor. I've worked alongside or for him the last 19 years at Staples and you will not find a more quality individual. He was a man of great integrity and a shining example for our industry. He will truly be missed.

Glenn Forest - Field Loss Prevention Manager, Staples
I've worked with Rob for about 12 years. I had the opportunity to sit down with Rob last week. The first thing he asked was about my family. And that's the way he was. It was always family first. Rob had the ability to create a relationship with anybody he encountered. Rob always made you feel like you were the only one on the room. This tremendous skill was instrumental in gaining support for the LP mission. I Googled Rob's name the other day and the first thing I came across was a listing of everyone involved with the LP fund. He was listed as Treasurer. This in itself describes who Rob was.

Dan Provost - Former Vice President of Global Loss Prevention, Staples
I met Rob on September 13th 2001 when we were both dispatched to NYC to aid our many Staples associates and help to reopen our stores. It's a very long story so I won't go into it except to say that we became immediate, close friends. We supported on another thru thick and thin in the years that followed and became colleagues that delivered industry leading results. I could always confide in Rob and he could always confide in me. We were more like brothers than friends and I will forever miss him. The world has lost a truly great person and all too soon.

Rob Rabinowitz, LPC - Field Loss Prevention Manager, Staples
Rob Shields always put his people first, asking about our families and our personal well being before he talked business. He was very easy to talk to and you could quickly engage in conversation with him about any subject. He also very much loved talking about his family. Rob had very rare and treasured qualities that made him such a great Loss Prevention Business leader.

Read Rob's obituary here



U.S. and EU Retailers Release Industry Approach to New Data Protection Regulations to Meet Customer Expectations
The National Retail Federation and EuroCommerce today released a paper that addresses operational challenges retailers in both the United States and the European Union face as they implement programs to comply with new EU data protection regulations while continuing to meet consumers' expectations for customer service.

"There are still many questions about how the GDPR applies to critical areas of retail operations," the paper said. "Retailers must find appropriate methods for GDPR compliance that further their customer relationships and do not frustrate them."

The 14-page "Retail Approach to Implementing Critical Elements of the GDPR" said retailers want to find "approaches to compliance that will meet the requirements of the GDPR while ensuring that retailers can continue to provide customers with the personalization, omnichannel experiences and seamless retail operations that they expect."

The General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect on Friday, sets out changes to almost every area of customer data processing. Retailers with stores, websites, mobile apps and other digital platforms serving consumers will face new compliance standards, increased liability for violations and more stringent enforcement.

While the GDPR is European legislation that affects retailers headquartered in any EU country, it also covers companies from countries around the world that have stores in Europe, target sales to Europeans over the internet or through mobile apps and other remote commerce channels, or simply track European consumers online Read Full Press Release Here

Getting a Flood of G.D.P.R.-Related Privacy Policy Updates? Read Them
You have probably noticed a flood of emails and alerts from companies in the last few weeks informing you about changes to their privacy policies.

Don't ignore them. nytimes.com

GDPR's 72-hour breach notification rule worrying some U.S. security pros
As U.S. companies scramble to meet the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, security professionals question whether they can implement changes in time for the May 25, 2018, deadline. It's not clear whether they have the tools and processes in place to properly respond to the 72-hour GDPR breach notification requirement.

The mandatory 72-hour GDPR breach notification period has security professionals concerned because the U.S. has no national data breach notification requirement, and the hodgepodge of 48 state laws that exist typically require notification within 30 to 45 days. With potential sanctions and fines of up to $20 million or 4% of global revenue, companies are on alert. techtarget.com

GDPR Says Companies Must Have a Data Privacy Officer. Who Should That Be?
Employers in the U.S. that must comply with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, are struggling with the requirement to appoint a data protection officer. They also face grappling with the GDPR's 72-hour notification requirement upon discovery of a qualifying breach.

The requirement to hire or appoint a data protection officer applies if a business is engaged in large-scale data processing, but there is no real guidance on what that means, according to Philip Yannella, an attorney with Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia. shrm.org

45% Of Retailers Still Lag In GDPR Compliance Ahead Of May 25 Deadline
Retailers targeting consumers in the European Union (EU) are counting down the days until they must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline of May 25. The regulations will introduce more stringent provisions for organizations processing consumer data. But while 55% of retailers say they were largely or completely GDPR-compliant as of April 2018, that leaves 45% that say they are lagging behind or only partially compliant, according to Capgemini.  retailtouchpoints.com

Industry Leaders Develop First Blockchain-based GDPR Solution
BDO USA, LLP and IntraEdge today announced a strategic collaboration to support the launch of GDPR Edge, powered by Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX), delivering a blockchain-based solution for the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation.

BDO is the first organization to integrate GDPR Edge into its governance, risk, and compliance advisory services. Microsoft has also joined in promoting the technology partnership and product launch. businesswire.com



True Stories of Face Recognition and Retail Crime
Case 1: The Fake Budweiser Delivery Man

The first episode of FaceFirst's true retail crime series reveals the shocking true story of a man who dressed like a Budweiser delivery man to steal beer instead of delivering it. See how face recognition alerted loss prevention instantly and led to this creative criminal's apprehension.

Retail shrink is a $45 billion problem each year, and facial recognition is already helping major retailers reduce external shrink by up to 34% and in-store violence by 91%. These are the real-life stories of how face recognition has helped loss prevention pros capture some of the world's most notorious retail criminals.

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Technology: Redefining Loss Prevention

The Future of LP/AP

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

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

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

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

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GDPR Goes Into Effect This Week, Online Retailers Beware
This Friday, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect in the European Union and businesses all over the world will need to be ready. The new requirements will hit online retailers especially hard, according to recent research by software giant Sage. One out of every three adults in the EU plans to exercise the right granted by the GDPR to remove personal data from the databases of online retailers and to request that their data stop being used for marketing purposes. Nearly half will make the same request of social media companies.

Consumers must now give companies explicit "opt-in" consent to have their information stored and used for marketing as well as the legal right to ask any business anywhere in the world how, why and where their data is being used. Non-compliance can result in fines up to 20 million euros ($24.6 million) or 4 percent of global turnover. Sage found that more than half of organizations (56 percent) are not clear on these consequences. Only 45 percent of businesses have a plan in place to ensure GDPR compliance, but only two-thirds of those companies are confident in their plan. cardnotpresent.com

Retailers Say Visa, Mastercard Pressing the Wrong Button
A new fight is brewing between merchants and card companies.

Representatives of large retailers including Walmart Inc. and Home Depot Inc. met with federal regulators this week to raise concerns about a new online payment initiative that Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. are preparing to roll out, according to people familiar with the matter.

The retailers, working through merchant trade groups, have flagged issues around the networks' recently announced plan to combine their individual payment buttons on merchants' online checkout pages.

The networks say the move is largely aimed at simplifying the checkout process and making it more secure. But merchants, who have long tussled with the card networks and issuers over fees they pay in exchange for accepting cards, are picking up the new fight as one that may help shape the future of how consumers pay for goods online.

Retailers' main concern with combining the buttons is that merchants won't be able to route their debit-card transactions to lower-cost networks. wsj.com

Amazon gets $4M to put 1,000-job warehouse near Grand Rapids

Tesco closure of non-food website puts 500 jobs at risk

Lidl allegedly plans to launch ecommerce business

Target Digital Sales Increased 28% in Q1

BREAKING NEWS: Volusia County, FL: Volusia Deputies take on Racketeering Operation; hundreds of thousand of dollars in Retail Theft
Sheriff Mike Chitwood will hold a media conference today to discuss a break in a racketeering investigation involving "hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of retail theft," agency spokeswoman Laura Williams said. Two organized groups are suspected of carrying out the operation, according to the Sheriff's Office. The owner of a South Nova Road pawn shop is behind bars on racketeering charges and Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood will discuss details of the investigation Thursday afternoon. Jail records show deputies arrested Richard Hill, 51, on four counts of dealing with stolen property, as well as one count each of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering. Hill owns Richard Hill's Music & Pawn, 2550 S. Nova. At least four other people also were arrested today on racketeering-related charges, according to jail records. Their bail amounts range from $260,000 to $1.8 million. The news conference will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Richard Hills Music & Pawn, 2550 S. Nova Road. news-journalonline.com


Update: Hartford, CT: Jury convicts two in $1.5 Million Retail Fencing Operation; Booster hit The Home Depot, Lowe's, Target and CVS
A federal jury has convicted two Connecticut men of running a large-scale operation that swapped cash for retail goods swiped by shoplifters to support their opioid addictions, prosecutors say. George J. Connelly Jr., 48, and William Reidell, 41, were convicted Thursday for their role in the "fencing'' scheme that generated at least $1.5 million in internet sales of merchandise stolen from Home Depot, Lowe's, Target and CVS, among other retailers, the Connecticut U.S. Attorney's Office said. Connelly and Paul Muzyka, owned a second-hand store, Ace Amusements in New Haven. There, the pair bought merchandise they knew to be stolen from "boosters," who typically were shoplifters with opioid addictions, authorities said. The stolen items were sold to Ace for about a third of their retail value, which in turn resold them online. hartfordbusiness.com

Kansas City, MO: 2 suspects charged with Robbery of Apple Store; tied to $300,000 of merchandise stolen from Apple in TX, AR and MS
Charges have been filed against two suspects accused of grabbing thousands of dollars worth of electronics from the Apple Store on The Plaza. Court records show Timothy O'Neal and DeVarrio O'Neal are suspected of stealing from Apple stores in six Texas cities and Apple stores in Mississippi and Arkansas, taking more than $300,000 worth of merchandise. They have been charged with robbery. kctv5.com

East Aurora, NY: Fisher Price employee accused of stealing $9,000 in toys
East Aurora Police say they have charged a Buffalo woman with third-degree larceny in connection with the theft of toys and merchandise from the Fisher Price toy factory. Detectives say they found more than $2,500 worth of toys in the home of Heather Wilson, 21, and that they believe she is responsible for stealing more than $9,000 worth of merchandise. As a seasonal employee of Fisher Price, Wilson is accused of falsifying business records and having the toys shipped to her home. wbfo.org

La Crosse, WI: Mac Computer Store the victim of a $60,000 Burglary

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Shootings & Deaths

Fort Morgan, CO: Officer Involved Shooting outside Walmart, Suspect shot and wounded
One person was shot at the Walmart store in Fort Morgan around 8 a.m. Thursday morning. The only person injured was the suspect. That person's condition is not known. Law enforcement in Northeast Colorado was given a heads-up by law enforcement in New Mexico that there was a potentially armed-and-dangerous suspect headed to their area. 9news.com

Robberies, Thefts & Incidents

West Hollywood, CA: Suspect sought in violent robbery inside Best Buy
Sheriff's deputies are hoping the public can help catch the suspect in a violent robbery that took place inside a Best Buy store in West Hollywood. The assault inside the store was caught on surveillance camera. One minute a customer was browsing through the electronics store. The next he was on the ground, decked by a man who swiped his iPhone and headed out the emergency exit. abc7.com

Atlanta, GA: 3 counties, 12 stores: Alleged serial robber 'getting more aggressive'
A man allegedly began a robbery spree at a Dollar General in Henry County in March, police said. Since then, he has struck 11 more times in three metro Atlanta counties, Channel 2 Action News reported. Targeted locations include dollar stores, an AutoZone and a CVS in Henry, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. ajc.com

Huber Heights, OH: 2 teens arrested after Target break-in, short Police pursuit
Ankeese Brown and Cy'Ran Campbell, are currently in Montgomery County Jail. The teens are suspected of breaking into the Target on Executive Blvd., where one to three Xbox gaming systems were stolen. They then led police on a pursuit that ended after an officer made contact with the left rear tire of their vehicle, causing it to spin. Their charges are pending at this time. whio.com

Mason, OH: Burglars use Cinder blocks to gain access to Gun Store
Several guns were stolen during a break-in at a Mason firearm store early Wednesday morning. Surveillance images show the thieves carrying large stones or cinder blocks to smash out the front window. Another image from inside the store appears to show one man reaching into a glass display case. This was the second firearm theft from a store in the northern suburbs this spring. wcpo.com

Portsmouth, VA: Shoplifting/ Robbery at Food Lion leads to pedestrian hit
during car chase

A woman was hit by a robbery suspect who was fleeing the scene of a robbery at a Food Lion on Wednesday around 12 p.m. Portsmouth Police said, a woman shoplifter robbed the Food Lion and started to be chased by police after fleeing the scene. The woman also almost hit a responding police officer in the process. While the suspect was being chased, she hit a white pick-up truck with a woman passenger inside. When the woman inside the pickup got out to asses the damage, the suspect hit her with the vehicle she was driving. The woman passenger from the white -pickup received serious but non-life threatening injuries during the incident. While the suspect fled the scene of the hit and run, she would later crash her vehicle while trying to evade officers. The suspect was not injured and was taken into custody. wtkr.com

St Augustine, FL: Man attacked men he believed to be Muslim with knife, stun gun at McDonald's
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office arrested John Jay Smith, 60, Wednesday after he went on a racist rant against two men he believed to be Muslim or of Middle Eastern descent outside a McDonald's. Smith faces felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felony charge of burglary with assault or battery and a third-degree felony charge of trespassing. While being arrested, the report says Smith said "they killed my son," a U.S. Marine who died while in combat in Afghanistan. wptv.com

Jared in Utica, MI reported a Smash & Grab on 5/23, 3 Suspects in Custody

Queens, NY: Feds ID 3rd member of crew in $1.3M Armored Car heist in Salisbury, MD

Gem City Custom Jewelry in Mesquite, TX reported an Armed Robbery on - Armed Robbery on 5/21, no value reported

Erica Weiner Jewelers in Brooklyn Height, NY reported an Armed Robbery on 5/23, no value reported

Jared Vault in the Cincinnati Premium Outlets, Monroe, OH reported a Credit Fraud on 5/23, items valued at $10,999

Kay Jewelers in the Tuscola Outlet, Tuscola, IL reported a Grab & Run on 5/21, items valued at $13,698

Kay Jewelers in the Gaston Mall, Gastonia, NC reported a Grab & Run on 5/23, item valued at $3,699

Piercing Pagoda in the University Park Mall, Mishawaka, IN reported a Distraction Theft on 5/19, items valued at $354

Zales in the Atascocita Commons, Humble, TX reported a Grab & Run on 5/22, item valued at $7,299

Cargo Theft

Puebla, Mexico: 60 stolen trucks, tonnes of Cargo recovered; trucks were about 90% full, with contents ranging from toys to tires, refrigerators to washing machines and prescription drugs

Fire & Arson

Morganfield, KY: Suspects wanted for Walmart Arson; fire set as a Distraction Theft
On Sunday around 2:17 a.m., several departments responded to a structure fire at the Morganfield Walmart. A fire was set in the back part of the store in the fabric section. Officials have video footage where two men are seen entering the parking lot in a small black passenger car. They enter the store around 1:17 a.m.

The men go through the store filling a shopping cart. Somewhere around 2 a.m., a fire was set in the back part of the store in the fabric section. One of the men is seen carrying a large ax through the store after he reportedly set the fire. He made his way back to the front of the store where he and another man take their cart of unpaid merchandise out the front door of the store. thegleaner.com

Key Biscayne, FL: Firefighter Injured In Strip Mall Blaze; 30 Firefighters on the scene, 4 to 6 stores damaged

Durban, New Zealand: Pawnbroker store goes up in flames

Sentencings, Charges & Arrests

Wyoming, MI: Cousins charged with murder in gas-station robbery

Georgetown, TX: Man gets life sentence for killing woman he followed out of Walmart

Olympia, WA: 3 suspects arrested following early Wednesday Armed Robbery at McDonald's

Massena, NY: Home Depot Employee arrested for $30,000 Refund Theft; a part -time Police Officer

Sparta, MI: 3 arrested after Sparta Sprint store robbery; many similar incidents with similar suspect descriptions over the past few months

New Orleans, LA: 2nd man arrested in string of restaurant robberies; McDonald's, Burger King & Waffle House robbed

Dauphin County, PA: Man who robbed McDonald's faces seven to 14 years in state prison

Former Fugitive Pleads Guilty To Skimming - Credit Card Fraud And Identity Theft Charges


C-Store - Manchester, NH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Lake Jackson, TX - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Endicott, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Pocatello, ID - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Manatee, FL - Robbery/ Assault
C- Store - Owensboro, KY - Robbery
Circle K - Charlotte, NC - Armed Robbery
Computer Store - La Crosse, WI - Burglary
Erica Weiner Jewelers - Brooklyn Heights, NY - Armed Robbery
Food Lion - Portsmouth, VA - Robbery
Gem City Custom Jewelry - Mesquite, TX - Armed Robbery
Gun Store - Mason, OH - Burglary
Honey Baked Ham - Metairie, LA - Armed Robbery
Jared - Utica, MI - Robbery
Liquor Store - Newark, DE - Burglary
Pizza Delivery - Pittsburgh, PA - Armed Robbery/ suspect stabbed
Rite Aid - Grand Junction, CO - Armed Robbery
Sprint- Sparta, MI - Robbery
Target - Huber Heights, OH - Burglary
Tobacco Store - Burlington, NC - Burglary
7-Eleven - Roseville, MI - Robbery
7-Eleven - New Bedford, MA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Henrietta, NY - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Charlotte, NC - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
19 robberies
5 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings




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