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Where Will Marvin Ellison - Former LP Executive - Lead Lowe's?
In just over a week, J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison will leave behind the woes of the struggling department store sector and return to the world of home improvement. But he'll have his work cut out for him at Lowe's too.

Ellison, who previously served in various executive roles at The Home Depot, will take the reins as CEO of Lowe's after a lackluster performance in the first quarter of the year. The home improvement retailer reported Wednesday that sales in the first quarter rose 3% to $17.4 billion from $16.9 billion in the year-ago period, with total comparable sales up 0.6% including at stores in Canada and Mexico. Comps in the U.S. rose 0.5%. Sales through Lowes.com, meanwhile, rose 20%, according to the retailer. retaildive.com

Editor's Note: Joining HD as Vice President of Asset Protection and rising to EVP in his twelve year tenure was a remarkable feat and for him this move back into the home improvement industry where he excelled not only makes sense but its a brilliant move for both parties. As Lowe's has never been able to beat HD in quarterly results this will be Ellison's biggest challenge and puts him in a place where he hit home runs for years.

UK's Daily Mail Asks: 'Is Amazon's facial recognition system racist?'
Expert claims AI 'discriminates against black faces'

Amazon's facial recognition tool is being referred to as a 'recipe for authoritarianism and disaster' after it was revealed to be used by law enforcement officials.

Now experts say it raises even greater concerns, as the artificial intelligence used to power the technology could exhibit racial bias.

Many are calling on Amazon to release data that shows they've trained the software to reduce bias, but it has yet to do so.

The controversy was spurred by a report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which found that Amazon's facial recognition tool, dubbed 'Rekognition', is being used by law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Florida. The ACLU voiced concern that Rekognition could be misused to identify and track innocent people in real-time.

But Amazon said 'quality of life would be much worse' if technologies such as as this were blocked because of fears they may be misused. dailymail.co.uk

Up To 2.39% Of Retail Sales - Lost To Fraud
39% of worldwide card fraud losses occur in the U.S.

Credit card fraud is occurring across retail, e-commerce, financial services and lending sectors at an alarming rate. Every $1 of fraud costs organizations in these industries between $2.48 to $2.82 - that means that fraud costs them more than roughly 2 1/2 times the actual loss itself. Fraud cost as a percent of revenues ranges between 1.58% to 2.39%* based on research just published by The Nilson Report.

Payment card fraud globally has climbed to over $22 Billion in losses. What is alarming for USA credit card issuers is that the United States has 39% of worldwide card fraud losses.

SmartMetric has created a powerful biometric fingerprint reader that sits inside a bank's credit or debit card. Using the cardholder's fingerprint to unlock and activate the card as the card user touches the card's surface. In less than a second the card user's fingerprint is scanned and then matched with their fingerprint stored inside the card. Of course if the person trying to use the card is not the card holder, the card will not work. globenewswire.com

School Shooting Survivor Calls For 'Die-In' Protest At Publix Supermarkets
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor turned student activist David Hogg is calling for a "die-in" at Publix Super Markets on Friday to protest the chains political donations to a pro-gun Republican gubernatorial candidate.

Hogg wants his Twitter followers, and there are 800,000 of them, to "die-in" at Publix stores, which means lie on the ground inside the supermarkets for 12 minutes at 4pm Friday.

Hogg is critical of the Lakeland-based chain due to its donations to Adam Putnam. The supermarket has donated $670,000 in the past three years. The former U.S. representative recently described himself as a proud National Rifle Association supporter and he has a top rating from the group. cbslocal.com

Another Major Mexican Company Shutting Down DC - Record Levels of Violence
Grupo Lala, one of Mexico's 20 largest private companies, shut down operations at a distribution center in southern Tamaulipas state at the beginning of May due to security conditions the firm said "were not adequate to continue operating." The company, which controls almost 50% of the milk market in Mexico, offered few details, saying it was working with authorities to "restart activities as soon as possible." businessinsider.com

Companies Try Nudging Their Way to Better Ethics
Drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. wants its employees to report wrongdoing and bad behavior. Part of that effort involves encouraging employees to watch videos of real-life situations in which their colleagues discuss the real-time ethical choices they made in the course of doing business.

Eli Lilly and other companies are looking to influence how people make decisions and are using "nudges," or choice architecture, as a way to promote ethical behavior among their employees. Nudges are one of the ways businesses are deploying behavioral ethics to reaffirm their values and to keep employees focused on questions of ethics and compliance as they engage in their daily work.

"The idea is to keep this topic in front of people in any way we can," said Ms. Barnes. "We know from research that when people have this kind of messaging in front of them they are more likely to make the right decisions." wsj.com

UK: Norwich, England: Poundland Store Manager accused of stealing drink wins $27,000 for wrongful termination case
A Poundland store manager was unfairly and wrongfully dismissed when she was fired for allegedly stealing a drink, Norwich Employment Tribunal has ruled. Miss Stokes was awarded $27,000 plus costs after employment judge Postle found that the discount chain had no reasonable basis for its belief of her supposed misconduct and followed a flawed investigation process. peoplemanagement.co.uk

The top five shopping center trends are...
Communal dining-or food halls-tops a list of breakout retail concepts in shopping center developments.

Food Halls - Communal dining is not a fleeting trend; it's here to stay, and growing - to hit 300 by 2020.

Pop-Up Shops - Retailers are taking advantage of the pop-up shop movement.

Fast-Casual Dining - By 2025, food and beverage retailers are expected to dominate 20% of total space in American and Canadian retail properties.

Showrooms - Combining e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retail, showrooms - e-retailers opening physical stores where the customers can "try before they buy," but must order merchandise for delivery to their doors rather than carry it out.

Experiential Retail - Consumers are increasingly looking for unique and exciting experiences to draw them offline and into stores, and a number of retailers are responding to these changing mindsets by implementing interactive elements in their locations. chainstoreage.com

Study: 'Seamless shopping' is still a pipe dream
While most consumers expect the ability to shop effortlessly across channels, only 7% of retailers currently provide a complete unified commerce experience that allows a customer to "start the sale anywhere, finish the sale anywhere," according to the "2018 Customer Experience/Unified Commerce Survey," from Boston Retail Partners (BRP).

Knowing that consumers will often stop shopping a brand after just one bad customer moment, retailers are making big plans to converge digital and physical retail environments to facilitate a seamless experience across channels going forward. Within three years, 50% of companies plan to offer a complete unified commerce experience that allows a customer to start and finish the sale anywhere. chainstoreage.com

The best department store in the world is...
For the fourth time, a U.K. department store that is over 100 years old has taken home top honors at the Global Department Store Summit in London.

Selfridges was named the Best Department Store in the World at the event, which is sponsored by the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores. The two other finalists were France's Printemps and Italy's Rinascente. chainstoreage.com

Vice President, Asset Protection Posted Today for Big Lots in Columbus, OH
Big Lots is seeking a VP, Asset Protection based in Columbus, Ohio. This leader will be passionate about our mission - to serve everyone like family. This simple, passionate mission provides a better shopping experience for our customer, shows value and development for our associates, and creates growth for our shareholders.

They will be familiar with emerging industry-wide trends, including technology and data analytics. Working cross-functionally, the leader will identify and develop leading industry practices to ensure company assets are safeguarded. They will also project our leadership competencies to Build Talent, Establish Personal Credibility, Drive Change, Deliver Performance and Plan & Organize.

Oversees and directs all Asset Protection related functions for a Corporate Office, multi-state distribution centers and large retail store network. Responsible for enterprise direction and strategy as it pertains to Asset Protection with a goal of minimizing shrink, reducing loss and maximizing security and associate safety. Responsible for the overall Company performance for the Asset Protection function. taleo.net

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. is a community retailer operating more than 1,400 Big Lots stores in 47 states doing $5.2B in sales annually. biglots.com

Miniso to opening 500 stores in Canada

Apple Avoids Amazon's Beauty Contest, Searches Secretly for New Campus

UK retailer Poundworld to shut 117 stores by August 31

Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for design theft

Before-and-after images show abandoned Kmart transformed into a high school

Quarterly Results
Ross Stores Q1 comp's up 3%, sales up 9%
New York & Company Q1 comp's up 2.7%, net sales up 4.2%
Shoe Carnival Q1 comp's up 1.3%, net sales up 1.6%
Gap Q1 comp's up 1%, net sales up 10%
   Old Navy Global comp's up 3%
   Gap Global comp's down 4%
   Banana Republic Global up 3%
Stein Mart Q1 comp's down 0.7%, net sales down 3.2%
Cato Q1 comp's down 1%, net sales down 1%
Foot Locker Q1 comp's down 2.8%
Stage Stores Q1 comp's down 2.8%, net sales up 11%
The Buckle Q1 comp's down 3.1%, net sales down 3.5%

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Retail GDPR Warning

GDPR: We're Just Getting Started
"Bad Time to Have a Data Breach"
What the CFOs are reading about GDPR

During the early phase of enforcement, information commissioners in charge of overseeing GDPR compliance in each country will be looking for flagrant violations to emphasize the gravity of the rules and make examples of negligent organizations.

In other words, the next several months would be a particularly bad time to experience a bad data breach, especially if your organization's GDPR response is slow, ineffectual, or incomplete. Editor's Note: Commissioners looking to set examples.

U.S. businesses that fully commit themselves to GDPR compliance will be ready for regulations that may emerge in response to Equifax, Facebook, election interference, and whatever big data scandal comes next. Even without new regulations, given the current pushback, American businesses should seriously consider the problem of damaged public trust. They need to figure out how to maintain and project a reputation for corporate responsibility.

So what should an organization be doing now that the heat is on? cfo.com

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A Data Protection Officer's Guide to the Post-GDPR Deadline Reality

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation deadline is here -- now what? These four tips can help guide your next steps.

1. Think GDPR and beyond. Organizations must build a "privacy-by-design" approach and ensure their privacy and security programs encompass more than GDPR.

2. Know how to respond to DSARs. One unknown for all of us is the volume of data subject access requests (DSARs) that our organizations will be processing. Data subject rights are detailed in GDPR articles 12-23. Under this law, you must provide customers and contacts with an easy way to exercise their rights.

3. Implement and refine your vendor management program.
Another area to consider is your vendor management program. Be sure you are flowing down your GDPR obligations to vendors who handle EU citizen data. You do not want to suffer financial consequences because of a vendor's lack of compliance. It's also a good idea to document your reviews and follow up with vendors who are still in process on their journey to establish consistent lines of communication.

4. Maintain an updated data inventory. Last, but certainly not least, it is imperative that your organization updates its data inventory and data flows, and be ready to map new flows as they develop. darkreading.com

Data Breach Price Tag up 24% & Growing
Most Expensive Data Breaches Start with Third Parties: Report

The cost is growing faster for smaller victims. The average enterprise pays $1.23 million per incident, up 24% from $992,000 in 2017. SMBs spend $120,000 an increase of 36% from last year. darkreading.com

73% of Customers Want Order Tracking Across all Touchpoints
Only 7% Currently Offer "Start Anywhere, Finish Anywhere" Order Capabilities

According to a new report from BRP, rapidly evolving customer expectations are driving a major transformation in retail. The 2018 Customer Experience/Unified Commerce Survey combines research on customer expectations with survey findings on retailers' current capabilities and future plans to highlight areas of opportunities for retailers. As consumers will often stop shopping a brand after just one bad customer moment, it becomes critical for retailers to make the shopping experience seamless and frictionless. prweb.com

About $1.2 billion in cryptocurrency stolen since 2017
Criminals have stolen about $1.2 billion in cryptocurrencies since the beginning of 2017, as bitcoin's popularity and the emergence of more than 1,500 digital tokens have put the spotlight on the unregulated sector, according to estimates from the Anti-Phishing Working Group released on Thursday.

Of the $1.2 billion, Jevans estimates that only about 20 percent or less has been recovered, noting that global law enforcement agencies have their hands full tracking down these criminals. retailcrowd.co.uk

Americans Get an F on Password Security
Almost half of U.S. consumers use one to five passwords to access all of their online applications, a survey by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB), part of Munich Re, has found, indicating many use the same password for different accounts.

As for how Americans store the passcodes they need to access a growing number of banking, retail, social media and business applications, it's much more likely they will use a sticky note than a secured password management app, the study concludes. cpapracticeadvisor.com

Director, Information Security reposted for 84 Lumber in Eighty Four, PA

US bust Russian hackers who infected over 500,000 routers



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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Untangling the worldwide web of counterfeiting
In response to the increase in counterfeiting, organisations such as International Trademark Association (INTA) are expanding their anti-counterfeiting programmes and many governments are improving their legal, enforcement and judicial processes and mechanisms.

Nevertheless, the problem continues to grow. Why? One reason is that criminal enterprises increasingly view counterfeiting as a low-risk, high-reward revenue stream. The involvement of organised crime has raised the level of sophistication in counterfeiting, enabling counterfeiters to exploit more unsuspecting consumers into buying their illicit products, the revenues from which are then used to fund further illegal activities.

Online Counterfeiting
Counterfeiters often sell their goods to unsuspecting consumers under the guise of legitimate businesses and have discovered that they can easily run their counterfeiting activity on the Internet. Indeed, criminals prefer to sell counterfeits on the Internet for many reasons:

● They can hide behind the anonymity of the Internet (on the Dark Web even their internet protocol addresses can be hidden).
● The Internet gives them the reach to sell to consumers globally, outside of the national limits of law enforcement.
● Counterfeiters can display genuine goods on their site and ship counterfeit goods to the consumer.
● When one site is shut down, another one can quickly be opened, making it a struggle for brand owners to stop a counterfeiter.
● Criminal networks use complex server systems, which allow for hundreds of websites to sell the same products while making it difficult for law enforcement to track the counterfeiters.

These tactics have led to a proliferation of online counterfeiting, giving brand owners and governments the arduous task of finding and shutting down the counterfeiting rings. While the link between the increased sales of counterfeits on the Internet and the harm caused to businesses, governments and the public is certain, the solution is complex and challenging. As a result, how to address the sale of counterfeits on the Internet has become a hotly debated topic within industry and among policymakers. Who is responsible for addressing the problem? What legal, policy and voluntary measures should be put in place? Read more worldtrademarkreview.com

A global approach to anti-counterfeiting
The presence of counterfeit goods on the market has a number of consequences for both legitimate brands and their consumers. While brands are losing revenue and customer trust and suffering damage to their reputations, consumers are simultaneously finding themselves out of pocket and saddled with sub-quality goods. Beyond this, there are also far wider-reaching consequences, such as health and safety issues - especially as a consequence of buying medicine, cosmetics and electronics that are fake.

No matter how many enforcements are carried out, how many marketplace sites and listings are shut down or how many third-party platforms are monitored, it is never possible to eliminate all instances of infringement. However, it is not necessarily a losing battle. Instead, it requires a change of focus; brands must develop and implement a global anti-counterfeiting strategy that places the consumer at its heart.

Before considering such a strategy, it is important to understand the environment in which brands are operating and just how counterfeiters are thriving online.
Read more worldtrademarkreview.com

Target Reports 28% Q1 Growth in Ecommerce

Study: Employees and online will drive AR in retail, not stores

19 Percent Of Amazon Merchants Made More Than $1M In Sales

Finding the sweet spot: Hershey balances e-commerce with traditional shopping

EBay wants to know shoppers' interests with new personalization tool

Fenty Beauty Posts Warning About Counterfeit Makeup Retailer Website

Kount Recipient of 2018 CNP Customer Choice Award for Best Antifraud Solution

Update: Volusia County, FL: Pawn shop owner sold millions of dollars in tools stolen from Home Depot
Millions of dollars worth of high-end drills were being stolen and hocked on eBay and detectives traced the entire operation to a single strip mall pawn shop. Accused mastermind Richard Hill was arrested, as were his two teams of suspected accomplices, who Sheriff Mike Chitwood referred to as hired "boosters" - front-line thieves who stealthily removed the DeWALT drills from local hardware stores and brought them to Hill to be sold online, he said. Due to the level of organization, detectives charged Hill and others with racketeering and other felonies. "Volusia County detectives, when they get a tip, they are going to run it and work it to the ground," Chitwood said of his detectives during a media conference Thursday afternoon in front of Richard Hill's Music & Pawn, 2550 S. Nova Road. news-journalonline.com


Raleigh, NC: Woman had children serve as 'lookouts' while she stole video games from Target
A woman is accused of using two children as "lookouts" while she stole video games. Police believe Ashley Nicole Reed, 29, stole 34 Nintendo Switch video games from Target on Wednesday. Investigators say she stole 15 video games while a 10-year-old girl acted as a lookout and 19 more games while a 6-year-old boy was posted to warn her if someone approached. Reed has been charged with two felony counts of larceny, one felony count each of organized retail theft and conspiracy to commit larceny, along with two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. newsobserver.com

Meriden, CT: Father and son charged with Organized Retail Theft
A father and son face charges after police said they were part of a shoplifting ring and stole $450 worth of shoes from a store in Fairfield last year. Edwin Figueroa, Sr., 58 and Edwin Figueroa, Jr., 31, were each charged May 17 with organized retail theft less than $10,000. On May 22, 2017, DSW, in Fairfield, reported $450 worth of Nike sneakers were stolen and the suspects were captured on video. The manager told police he recognized the suspects, later identified as Edwin Figueroa Sr. and Edwin Figueroa, Jr., and added several other DSW stores in the state had been targeted by a shoplifting ring. On May 27, 2017 Southington police investigated a larceny at Rite-Aid and identified the suspect as Edwin Figueroa, Jr. Southington police found several pairs of Nike sneakers, some with security tags still attached, in the back of his vehicle. myrecordjournal.com

Meriden, CT: Mother uses son to shoplift $700 of merchandise from Stop & Shop
Police said a mother was arrested after she allegedly used her son to steal more than $700 worth of items from Stop & Shop. On Saturday, Meriden police said they responded to a Stop & Shop for a shoplifting incident. Police said 32-year-old Erica Maisonet had merchandise from the store in a bag that she gave her 12-year-old son with an old receipt. Police said store security stopped the boy as he tried to leave the store. The items in total were a value of $724. fox61.com

Sparta, MI: Larceny suspects believed to be connected to 29 phone thefts
The sheriff's office said Thursday that the three suspects are part of a group believed to be responsible for 29 cell phone theft complaints across the county since April 1. There are as many as six total suspects involved in the case and the thefts remain under investigation, officials said. fox17online.com

Forsyth County, Verizon Wireless store reports $25,000 of phones stolen during Burglary

Marietta, GA: Smash & Grab thieves steal thousands in merchandise from Fly Gear ATL Clothing store

Atlanta, GA: Armed Robber hold gun to AT&T employees head as he steals 37 phones

Menomonee Fall, WI: Police looking to id 2 Shoplifters that fled from a Woodman's store, 24 yr. old woman arrested

Chesterfield, MO: 2 suspects sought after $1,000 computer stolen from Sam's Club

Stafford, VA: Two women charged with Grand Larceny for theft of $800 of merchandise from Walmart

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Bombings, Shootings & Deaths

Ties to Terrorism?
IED Rips Through Indian Restaurant in Canada mall
15 people people wounded, Two suspects on the loose
An explosion caused by an "improvised explosive device" ripped through an Indian restaurant in a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. Peel Region Sergeant Matt Bertram said two suspects with their faces covered to conceal their identity entered the Bombay Bhel restaurant late Thursday, dropped some sort of IED device and fled.

"We have no indication to call it a hate crime or any kind of terrorism act," Bertram said.

Peel Region paramedic Joe Korstanje said three people suffered critical injuries and were taken to the hospital while the remaining 12 victims suffered what he described as minor and superficial injuries. Police later updated the condition of the three critically injured patients to stable.

The explosion happened just after 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, and the plaza where the restaurant is located was still sealed off on Friday. wpri.com

Oklahoma City, OK: Armed citizen kills shooter who opened fire in Oklahoma restaurant
A gunman opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant, leading to a bystander shooting him dead in the parking lot. Oklahoma City Police said the gunman, who walked into Louie's Grill & Bar on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, wounded at least four people. "A bystander with a pistol confronted the shooter outside the restaurant and fatally shot him," Oklahoma police tweeted Thursday night. The shooter was the only person who died in the incident. usatoday.com

Robberies, Thefts & Incidents

Thunder Bay, ON, Canada: Thunder Bay Police charge Mac's store robbery suspect with Attempted Murder
Officers in Thunder Bay, Ont. say they have arrested a man allegedly involved in the Mac's Convenience Store robbery on Red River Road on Wednesday morning. Police said they've arrested a 20-year-old man, and charged him with offences including attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping and forcible confinement. cbc.ca

El Cajon, CA: Police Officer testifies in brutal attacked inside KFC; suspect was wanted for Petty Theft from a dollar store
Burglary Suspect. The 29 year Police Veteran has faced 3 surgeries since the attack. The suspect is now facing 62 years to life in prison. att.net

Southlake, TX: Police Using Sassy Social Media Posts to Solve $850 Retail Theft
A North Texas police department known for its tweets is at it again. The Southlake Police Department tweeted about a trio of alleged shoplifters Thursday morning. nbcdfw.com

Victorville, CA: 7-Eleven employee pulls gun on suspect attempting to rob store with a knife

Fort Worth, TX: Two Walmart Shoplifter arrested following High Speed Police chase and fiery crash; now facing felony charges

Miami, FL: Former Safe Installer/ Locksmith facing Federal Conspiracy charges; plotting to Burglarize Jewelry Stores and Marijuana Dispensaries in Chicago area

Boston, MA: Flagship Apple store victim of Armed Robbery, person injured as suspect fled

Update: Tucson man who pepper-sprayed employees, stole $10K worth of bikes arrested

Garden City, NY: Police report Grand Larceny thefts at Lord & Taylor of $1,000, $1,280 and $1,360

Indio, CA: Man found with 800 lbs of Spaghetti Squash, arrested for Agricultural Theft

Palm Beach, FL: "Swedish Hollywood Wives" reality star busted for theft of $545 sunglasses from Chanel store on Worth Ave

Roger's & Hollands Jewelry in the Market Place, Champaign, IL, reported a Grab & Run on 5/23, no value reported

Kay Outlet in the Premium Outlets, Tannersville, PA reported a Distraction Theft on 5/22, item valued at $6,449

UK: Carlisle, England: Thieves have escaped with a haul of Hugo Boss clothing following a burglary at House of Fraser store

Tuscany, Italy: Burglars take almost $1m of meds from Italian warehouse

Fire & Arson

Ventura, CA: Police arrest suspect in Pacific View Mall incendiary device incident
Officers were contacted at 11:06 a.m. on Wednesday by an employee at 4J Jewelers inside the mall. The employee told authorities a masked male had thrown two ignited objects inside the store and then fled on foot. The objects caused the carpet to catch fire and spread smoke inside the mall, but did not cause any injuries. vcstar.com

Columbus, OH: Serial Arsonist who torched Volunteers of America warehouse gets 20 years

Orland Park: Old Navy celebrates Grand Reopening after Arson Fire; 14 yr. old charged with Arson & Burglary

Morganfield, KY: Second suspect in Walmart fire arrested

Sentencings & Charges

Orlando, FL: Shoplifting suspects won't face Murder Charge in Colonial Plaza Police Shooting
A 32-year-old woman and a 26-year-old woman who were accused of shoplifting at a Marshalls store before their accomplice was fatally shot by two Orlando Police Officers earlier this month won't be formally charged in his death, prosecutors said. Police said Jocelyn M. Villot and Brittany L. Chandler had been charged with felony murder, grand theft and resisting an officer without violence on May 7 after Master Police Officer Anthony Wongshue and Officer Juan Abreu shot Juan Alberto Silva, 32, in the parking lot of Colonial Plaza. wftv.com

Memphis, TN: Store clerk indicted in death of teen who ran from store
with wine cooler

A grand jury has indicted store clerk Anwar Ghazali on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 17-year-old Dorian Harris, who was shot after allegedly stealing a wine cooler. Ghazali, 28, was charged in the March 29 shooting and his bond was set at $1 million. He is accused of chasing Harris down and shooting him a block from the Top Stop Shop store in North Memphis. commercialappeal.com

Goshen, IN: Man pleads Guilty in CVS Robbery
Robert Towles, 53, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of robbery by fear on Thursday. He admitted he and another defendant stole property from an employee at CVS, on March 7. Towles faces a sentence of 4 years in prison with 3 years suspended to probation. goshennews.com

Update: Wyoming, MI: Cousins charged with murder of Gas Station clerk

Springfield, OH: Local Pharmacy robber sentenced to 42 years in prison; guilty of aggravated robbery charge and six counts of kidnapping


AT&T - Atlanta, GA - Armed Robbery
Antique Store - Burbank, CA - Armed Robbery
Apple Store - Boston, MA - Armed Robbery
Buc-ee's - Lake Jackson, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Rochester, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Rock Hill, SC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Pocatello, ID - Robbery
C-Store - Cold Springs, CA - Burglary
Circle K - Baton Rouge, LA - Robbery
Clothing Store - Marietta, GA - Burglary
CVS - Severn, MD - Armed Robbery
Dollar Tree - Richmond, KY - Burglary
Domino's - Chester County, PA - Burglary
Gun Store - Greece, NY - Burglary
Jewelry Store - Champaign, IL - Robbery
Liquor Store - Wichita, KA - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Detroit, MI - Burglary
Pawn Shop - Laredo, TX - Armed Robbery
Rita's - Chester County, PA - Burglary
Salvation Army store - Beaufort County, SC - Armed Robbery
Smoothie King - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
TCBY Store - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
Video Store - New York, NY - Robbery
7-Eleven - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery (Rainbow Blvd)
7- Eleven - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery ( W. Spring Mountain)


Daily Totals:
19 robberies
7 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings


Weekly Totals:
84 robberies
31 burglaries
3 shootings
2 killings




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