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Walter Palmer, CFI Named Executive Vice President for CAP Index
CAP Index, the leader in crime risk forecasting for security, loss prevention, and risk management professionals, today announced that industry expert, Walter Palmer, has been named Executive Vice President. Palmer has more than 35 years of experience in a wide range of security and loss prevention disciplines and is recognized as a leading consultant in the Loss Prevention industry. Palmer joins CAP Index to lead the Company's consulting practice and guide CAP's corporate strategy. Palmer has worked with some of the top brands in the world providing strategic guidance, research and benchmarking, and training programs. Congratulations, Walter! Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight column below.

Balbir Tulshi Named Vice President of Finance for CONTROLTEK
CONTROLTEK, a global leader in retail product protection, is proud to welcome Balbir Tulshi as new vice president of finance. He brings over two decades of experience in the finance industry to CONTROLTEK. Tulshi has over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, and risk and treasury management. Prior to joining CONTROLTEK, he served as the financial controller at GAL Manufacturing, the world's leading provider of nonproprietary elevator equipment. Tulshi is a certified CPA and CGMA and a member of the AICPA and the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Congratulations, Balbir! Read more here

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Walmart vs Amazon - The Worldwide Retail Champion Heavyweight Fight

By Tony D'Onofrio, Global Retail Influencer

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of participating in a Rethink Retail podcast with Bryan Gildenberg, Chief Knowledge Officer of Retail, Sales & Shopper at WPP's Kantar Consulting and Paul Lewis, CMO of digital transformation agency Valtech. With Julia Raymond moderating, the three of us debated the growth strategies of Amazon and Walmart in their quest for global retail leadership.

The lively discussions included our musings on Amazon's announcement of one-day shipping, the value of the Amazon's Prime program, potential acquisition strategies for growth, and the looming online grocery battles.

This post summarizes additional data insights not discussed in the podcast: tonydonofrio.com

Tom Meehan's Debut Book "Evolution of Retail Asset Protection"
Available on June 11

Tom Meehan, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK, published his first book, Evolution of Retail Asset Protection, available on June 11. In his debut, Meehan takes the reader through the ways traditional loss prevention and asset protection responded to shifting retail environments and how technology and innovation are changing everything.

"Evolution of Retail Asset Protection is an excellent resource for any retail LP/AP level reader," said Read Hayes, research scientist at the University of Florida and director of the Loss Prevention Research Council, "and a must-read for our research team."

Evolution of Retail Asset Protection is currently available for pre-order as an e-book on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. Physical copies will be available for purchase on June 11.  controltekusa.com

Johnson Controls introduces new audit trails and feature enhancements in EntraPass v8.10
Johnson Controls has released the newest version of Tyco Kantech EntraPass security management software, enabling new functionalities such as expanded audit features and other enhancements for a more streamlined experience for users. For faster auditing and troubleshooting, EntraPass v8.10 users can run audit reports based on cards, components and operators, including a detailed report of who made changes to a card or component and when the changes were made. tycosecurityproducts.com


Retail's Largest Loss Prevention and Cyber Risk Event Convenes in Anaheim

WHAT: The National Retail Federation, in partnership with the Food Marketing Institute, will host the NRF PROTECT conference where loss prevention and cyber risk experts from across the country will come together to discover tools and opportunities to advance the security and preparedness of the retail industry.

WHO: From corporate executives to industry consultants, more than 2,500 conference attendees with loss prevention, asset protection, cybersecurity and law enforcement backgrounds will build their networks and hear from an experienced lineup of speakers. Vice Chairwoman and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Carla Harris, Senior Corporate Security Manager for Target Brett Abbott and noted cybersecurity expert Sherri Davidoff are among more than 90 scheduled speakers.

WHEN: June 11-13, 2019 | See agenda for each day's events.

WHERE: Anaheim Convention Center | 800 W Katella Ave | Anaheim, Calif.

NRF Supports & Partners with The Daily's Top 10 Women in Retail LP Series

Bob Moraca, VP of LP, NRF, offers his comments:

"Women in the Asset Protection community have always driven the industry to be the best we can be! NRF's Women in LP Caucus is the pinnacle of LP professionalism creating an inclusive place for networking, mentoring and sharing the special challenges of working in a male dominated part of the retail business. Women are part of a generational cultural change and are fulfilling LP leadership roles at every level over the recent past - in retail and in the LP solution provider ranks too and we support this series and look forward to helping to recognize these incredible leaders."


Canada facing same issue as U.S.
Shoplifting & petty-crime cases being "dropped outright"

Across Canada, people accused of petty crimes like shoplifting, minor assault and fraud are walking free - because the justice system doesn't have time to deal with their cases, as it struggles to move more serious crimes through the courts. The president of Canadian Association of Crown Counsel says cases involving less serious crimes are either being dropped outright or shunted into restorative justice programs. He called it a regular occurrence, though specific numbers weren't available.

The Retail Council of Canada is worried about shoplifting cases being dropped. The council represents over 45,000 retail merchants across the country. "It's really concerning for retailers, retailers of all sizes," said Jim Cormier the council's Atlantic director. "The deterrent for theft and shoplifting in stores is, of course, often that there can be legal consequences."

Last year, the retail council estimated that shoplifting accounts for up to $5 billion a year in losses for Canadian retailers. Cormier said shoplifting has an awful impact on retailers, and if it happens enough, it will cut into a company's profits. Stephen O'Keefe, a consultant who helps companies with loss prevention, said it pains him when courts throw out shoplifting cases.

"When you have a company that experiences shrinkage in excess of their net profit, they have to shut their doors. We've experienced that in Canada over past years where we've had major brands, major retailers, who have closed their doors because they can't absorb those shrinkage charges." To recoup some of the costs associated with shoplifting, some retailers are forgoing criminal court altogether and instead are taking their grievances with shoplifters to civil court, said O'Keefe. cbc.ca

Security Industry's Top Themes
"The convergence of physical security and IT" & "Cybersecurity"

SSN News Poll: ISC West 2019's Top Two Themes Were
With the remaining 18 percent saying "partnering and open architectures" was the top theme.

When asked what the most exciting technologies and products were at this year's show, respondents said "AI, machine learning and deep learning," at 53 percent, and "cloud and biometric access solutions," at 42 percent, stole the show, while the remaining 5 percent said "video/cameras and VMS platforms and solutions" grabbed their attention most.

"The integration of IP technology, IT and Physical security now is a fact and those who don't see it will soon become part of history. AI applications are still somewhat fuzzy, but solutions are becoming real and will be a big part of this industry in the future."

"From the perspective of a vendor offering a cloud based toolset for Security Integrators and operating within the world of IP Cameras and VMS, I felt this years ISC show had more knowledgeable buyers that were scanning for solutions with more intentionality." securitysystemsnews.com

Walmart Canada Built Amazon-Go Style
'Fast Lane'
Skipping Cashiers & Checkout

Customers scan order barcodes with phones, click checkout, and then the customer scans the order barcode at one of four scanning stations in the fast lane, then show their receipts to a Walmart worker before exiting the store. This action charges the credit card the My Walmart user has on file.

The system has debuted in a newly opened store in Toronto that Walmart says will serve as a prototype for future store renovations.

Judge Blocks Shopko Bankruptcy Immunity Plan For Executives
McKesson Claims Fraud Against Shopko Executives

A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday denied Shopko's plan to liquidate in bankruptcy and distribute the proceeds among creditors. The judge specifically took aim at liability releases in the plan for company insiders that would protect them from legal action by creditors. "I don't know where this case goes from here," Saladino said. "We'll figure that out I guess as time goes on." Objecting to the plan was pharmaceutical-maker McKesson, a major supplier to Shopko that says it was owed nearly $70 million when the retailer filed for bankruptcy. An attorney for McKesson said Wednesday at trial that the company has what it believes is a fraud claim against Shopko executives under Wisconsin law.

Shopko on Monday announced its plans to liquidate, citing its inability to find a buyer as the reasoning behind the decision, according to a company press release.

Shopko, which is owned by private equity firm Sun Capital, originally declared bankruptcy due to "excess debt and ongoing competitive pressures," according to a statement by the company in January.

Nevada: Governor Sisolak signs two criminal justice reform bills into law
Governor Steve Sisolak signed two criminal justice reform bills into law Wednesday afternoon in Carson City. Assembly Bill 431 restores the right to vote for anyone released from prison after being convicted of a felony. For non-violent offenders, their right to vote would be immediately restored. "When this bill goes into effect on July 1 of this year, some 77,000 Nevadans will immediately have their right to vote restored, because this bill is retroactive to apply to individuals who have served their time, are walking free but still don't have their civil rights restored," Sisolak said.

Along with signing AB431, Governor Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 192. The bill, known as the "Nevada Second Chance Act," would seal the records of anyone convicted of a crime that was later decriminalized. AB192 mainly relates to crimes like marijuana possession. Anyone convicted of marijuana possession before it was decriminalized can now request a court to seal any documents relating to that arrest. The bill aims at making it easier for anyone finding it difficult to get a job because of a criminal conviction that is no longer considered criminal. fox5vegas.com

Michigan Senate proposes law banning facial biometrics use by law enforcement
SB342 was introduced by Sen. Peter Lucido (R), which would impose a broad ban on law enforcement officials obtaining, accessing, or using facial recognition technology, or any information gathered with the technology. The bill defines any such use as a violation of the Fourth Amendment, as well as section 11 or Article I of the state constitution.

Secretary of State's Office said notice procedures for data sharing are being considered. An MSP spokesperson said that facial recognition is never used to positively identify a suspect, and that the new funds would be used to upgrade the six-year-old algorithm for better speed and accuracy.

Industry groups have slammed San Francisco's decision to ban most facial recognition use by law enforcement and government agencies in the city, and a proposed law to require notice of the use of public facial recognition in Washington State failed to reach a vote in the lower state house by the deadline last month. biometricupdate.com

Vaping linked to violence, property theft among teens in US: study
Puffing could be the gateway to delinquency. Teens who vape are more likely to steal and commit violent crimes, according to a new study out of the University of Texas and San Antonio.

The study, published this month in the Journal of Criminal Justice, tracked a national sample of US youths in the 8th and 10th grades - and found that those who vaped were at an elevated risk for committing acts of violence and property theft. (Those who vaped marijuana instead of smoking it were even more at risk for criminal activities, researchers say.) nypost.com

Why Violence Is Up in Pockets of Brooklyn
Over the Memorial Day weekend, one person was killed and 10 were wounded in six separate shootings. And that was just in northern Brooklyn.

Citywide, violent crimes have dropped to record lows. But in some neighborhoods, crime is stubbornly persistent. My colleague Ali Watkins wrote about shootings in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights and other parts of northern Brooklyn, and what the police are doing to stop the violence.

In northern Brooklyn, there have been 11 more shootings so far this year than there were a year ago. Over that same period, northern Queens had 10 additional shootings and northern Manhattan had 16 more.

What is behind the violence?

One answer is access to guns. Though New York City's gun laws are restrictive, other cities and states have looser regulations. For years, law enforcement officials have complained about how guns illegally flow into New York with disturbing regularity.

Another answer is gangs. nytimes.com

Hurricane Season Begins June 1:
FEMA: Hurricane Seasonal Preparedness Digital Toolkit

Sears Buyer May Skip $43 Million in Severance Owed to Laid Off Workers

J. Crew to shutter 20 flagship, outlet stores

Abercrombie & Fitch to close 3 more flagship stores as company shares drop

Father's Day spending expected to reach all-time high of $16 billion

Quarterly Results
MedMen Q3 revenue up 22%
Dollar General Q1 comp's up 3.8%, net sales up 8.3%
Dollar Tree Q1 total comp's up 2.2%, net sales up 4.6%
J.Crew Group Q1 comp's up 1%, total revenue up 7%


Senior LP/AP Jobs Market

Director, Fraud Operations - Macy's
Based in Mason, OH

Responsible for directing the functional areas of Fraud Prevention, Fraud Claims, and Electronic Gift Card servicing, including, but not limited to, fraud detection on new accounts, ECG servicing, customer relations, and overall fraud control for Proprietary, American Express, and internet channels with the emphasis to reduce company losses for these areas; directing and developing direct reports; performing other duties as assigned. macysjobs.com

Macy's, Inc. is one of the nation's premier retailers with fiscal 2018 sales of $24.971 billion and approximately 130,000 employees. The company operates approximately 680 department stores and nearly 190 specialty stores.

Director, Inventory Accounting & Control - The RealReal
Based in San Francisco, CA

Reporting to the Senior Director, Assistant Controller, the Director, Inventory Accounting & Control will be a key member of the Accounting team for a rapidly growing company. This role will be responsible for leading the inventory accounting and inventory control functions for The RealReal, and will play an integral role in process improvements, system implementations/optimizations, and standardizing internal control processes for inventory. therealreal.com

The RealReal is an online and brick-and-mortar marketplace for authenticated luxury consignment. Based on the circular economy, The RealReal sells consigned clothing, fine jewelry, watches, fine art and home decor.


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CAP Index, the Leader in Crime Risk Forecasting, Adds Industry Veteran to its Senior Executive Team

Seasoned Industry Vet, Walter Palmer, Joins Team as Executive Vice President

Exton, PA - May 29, 2019 - CAP Index, the leader in crime risk forecasting for security, loss prevention, and risk management professionals, today announced that industry expert, Walter Palmer, has been named Executive Vice President.

Palmer has more than 35 years of experience in a wide range of security and loss prevention disciplines and is recognized as a leading consultant in the Loss Prevention industry. Palmer joins CAP Index to lead the Company's consulting practice and guide CAP's corporate strategy. Palmer has worked with some of the top brands in the world providing strategic guidance, research and benchmarking, and training programs.

"I've known CAP Index since their early days in the industry, both as a customer and supporter, as they pioneered the field of crime risk forecasting for businesses. I'm excited to join the company in this new role and look forward to working with the CAP team as we continue to broaden our capabilities and add value to our clients," said Palmer.

"A data-driven, analytical approach to crime risk is more important in today's environment than it has ever been, and CAP's reputation, strong track record, and deep knowledge of this field make them an essential partner for any organization looking to optimize their asset protection strategy, improve their operating results, and minimize liability and risk," added Palmer.

Palmer will report directly to CAP Index's President and CEO, Steven Aurand. "We are excited to add Walter to the CAP Index team. We are dedicated to helping our customers protect all their assets, including their employees and customers. Walter's vast experience and knowledge of the industry will be a tremendous asset to help CAP Index achieve this goal," said Aurand.

About CAP Index
For over 30 years, CAP Index has been the leader in crime risk forecasting and technology solutions to help security, loss prevention, and risk management professionals objectively measure, thoroughly analyze, and proactively manage locations, assets, and crime risks. CAP Index works with 21 of the top 25 retailers and more than 80% of the Fortune 100 to help them make informed security and risk decisions to determine their security resource allocation, loss forecasting, site selection, and premises security. Today more than 9,000 businesses and government agencies use our CRIMECAST® Maps and Reports, consulting services, and software platforms to help optimize resource allocation, limit liability, and manage loss.

Visit CAPIndex.com for more information on their CRIMECAST® Maps and Reports, consulting services, and software platforms to help optimize resource allocation, limit liability, and manage loss.








Why businesses don't report cybercrimes to law enforcement
Law enforcement agencies estimate the number of cybercrimes that go unreported by businesses number in the millions. Here why and when you should report breaches and other cyber attacks.

Companies are often compelled to report security incidents such as data breaches to regulators. Companies in the UK, for example, will be legally obligated under GDPR to inform the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if they suffer a breach involving personal information of customers or employees. Similar obligations exist under the likes of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) in the U.S. or the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) in Canada.

However, no such compulsion exists when it comes to reporting cybercrime to law enforcement, leading to agencies in both the UK and the U.S. warning of a massive gap estimated to be in the millions between the number of actual incidents and reported cyber crimes. Those unreported incidents make it harder to justify allocating resources to cybercrime units, which in turn limits agencies' abilities to take down cybercriminals.

Why don't businesses report cybercrimes, and are the reasons behind their reluctance justified?

Law enforcement agencies worldwide are rarely ever sure how many cybercrimes are being committed.
In the UK, the gap between the Office of National Statistics' annual crime survey and the number of crimes reported to Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and cybercrime reporting center, has been in the millions over recent years. A 2016 report by Barclays and the Institute of Directors found only 28% of cyberattacks against businesses in the UK were reported to the police. csoonline.com

Impersonation Attacks Up 67% for Corporate Inboxes
Email-based cyberattacks are going up, causing confidence in security defenses to fall as businesses grapple with greater losses caused by email-borne cyberattacks, researchers report.

The majority (94%) of organizations say they were hit with a phishing attack in 2018, researchers found, and 54% noticed an increase in the volume of phishing attacks. Nearly half (45%) reported a rise in targeted spear-phishing emails packing malicious links, and 53% suffered a ransomware attack that directly affected business operations - up 26% from a year ago. Of the ransomware victims, 86% say they experienced at least two days of downtime; three days was the average. darkreading.com

Organizations Must Vet Suppliers for Geopolitical Risks as well as Cyber Risks
Lawmakers are questioning how New York City's transit authority vets cybersecurity in train equipment after a Chinese state-owned company proposed building new, high-technology subway cars for the city. As WSJ Pro's Catherine Stupp reports, such developments are causing executives to think about different kinds of risks when they consider doing business with foreign firms. Corporate executives must consider geopolitical relations carefully before signing contracts. cmail20.com

Inside Apple's top secret testing facilities where iPhone defenses
are forged in temperatures of -40C

In a huge room somewhere near Apple's glistening new campus, highly advanced machines are heating, cooling, pushing, shocking and otherwise abusing chips. Those chips - the silicon that will power the iPhones and other Apple products of the future - are being put through the most grueling and intense work of their young and secretive lives. Throughout the room are hundreds of circuit boards, into which those chips are wired - those hundreds of boards are placed in hundreds of boxes, where these trying processes take place.

Those chips are here to see whether they can withstand whatever assault anyone might try on them when they make their way out into the world. If they succeed here, then they should succeed anywhere; that's important, because if they fail out in the world then so would Apple. These chips are the great line of defense in a battle that Apple never stops fighting as it tries to keep users' data private.

It is a battle fought on many fronts: against the governments that want to read users' personal data; against the hackers who try to break into devices on their behalf; against the other companies who have attacked Apple's stringent privacy policies. It has meant being taken to task both for failing to give up information the US government says could aid the fighting of terrorism, and for choosing to keep operating in China despite laws that force it to store private data on systems that give the country's government nearly unlimited access. independent.co.uk

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How adding ship from store helped improve Chico's inventory accuracy
Chico's overhauled its back-end systems using Manhattan Associates for its buy online pick up in store and ship-from-store capabilities. Stores now fulfill 10% of all online orders, and even more during the holidays, Chico's said at the Manhattan Momentum conference.

After roughly a year that included a hurricane and renegotiating its shipping carrier contract, the apparel retailer successfully deployed buy online pickup in store and ship-from-store capabilities chain-wide at its 600 Chico's stores, 400 White House Black Market stores and 300 Soma lingerie stores in Q2 of 2019.

The goal of the project was to become a stronger omnichannel retailer, Marcela Quintana, manager of omnichannel strategy and operations at Chico's, said at the Manhattan Associates Momentum Conference in Phoenix in May. The retailer had an "old and homegrown" back-end system, she said.

To do that, it first needed to build a foundation. In November 2017, Chico's embarked on this by enhancing its omnichannel operations. For example, it started allowing shoppers to return online orders to a store and allowed store associates to place an online order for a customer in store, such as when a shopper needed an item in size or color that the store did not have.

However, to implement ship-from-store on a larger scale, the retailer needed to expose its store inventory to its website shoppers, as ecommerce shoppers only could see inventory that was available in its distribution center. This required the retailer to marry its back-end systems. Chico's already used Manhattan Associates warehouse management and supply chain intelligence services, and it added the vendor's store inventory management, inventory visibility and store fulfillment services and integrated them into one another. Now, Chico's has seven ecommerce, retail and back-end software systems-such as its store point-of-sale system and customer service portal-flowing into Manhattan Associate's order management and store operations systems.

Now that Chico's has all of these systems flowing through Manhattan, it has one book of record for inventory, instead of four different places. After this, Chico's says its inventory accuracy increased by 15%. digitalcommerce360.com

What Do Amazon's Star Ratings Really Mean?
On Amazon, like many ecommerce sites, buyers also leave star ratings for items, from one to five. They're important shorthand, symbolizing at a glance how people felt about a certain item. They also serve as a convenient way to filter, rank, and manage the overwhelming amount of choice that is a hallmark of 21st-century living.

But Amazon's little yellow luminaries are less straightforward than they appear. Why does one product get 4.7 stars and another get 4.8? I know what you're thinking: Louise, clearly these are just averages-take the total number of stars and divide that by the number of reviews, and there you go. Just simple math! But reader, that is not the case. While Amazon says these stars reflect the "average customer review" of an item, the calculation behind them is more complicated-and mysterious-than that. wired.com

DICK'S Sporting Goods eCommerce Sales Rise 15% In Q1

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Dover, DE: Dover Mall temp worker charged with multiple burglaries at mall
A temp worker at a lingerie store in the Dover Mall has been charged in connection to several burglaries, city authorities announced Wednesday. According to Dover Police, 34-year-old Otto McDonald, of Dover, committed several acts of burglary at the Dover Mall through the month of May, including at the store he worked, Victoria's Secret, as well as Piercing Pagoda and Journey's Shoe Store. Authorities said, at least from the women's clothing store, he stole "multiple tools from multiple victims" and pawned them at an area pawn shop. McDonald was charged with four counts third-degree burglary, two counts theft $1,500 or greater, three counts theft under $1,500. wdel.com

Estero, FL Victoria's Secret thief strikes for $7,000 of merchandise at Coconut Point Mall
Detectives are looking for the man who stole nearly $7,000 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret store in the Coconut Point Mall. The incident happened Saturday when a man stuffed bras into a garbage bag and then walked away. The suspect is known to steal from the store frequently. Detectives also say he's a person of interest in Victoria Secret thefts across the state with more than 10,000 worth of items stolen. fox4now.com

Brookings, OR: K9 "Hulk" tracks theft suspects; more than $3,000 in stolen goods recovered
Two suspects are in custody after the Brookings Police Department and their K9 named "Hulk" tracked the alleged thiefs who are accused of stealing nearly $3,400 of items from a local Fred Meyer. Two suspects are in custody after the Brookings Police Department and their K9 named "Hulk" tracked the alleged thiefs who are accused of stealing nearly $3,400 of items from a local Fred Meyer. Police officers were dispatched to the Brookings Fred Meyer store for a report of a theft in progress Monday night.

Officers were told that the two suspects, one male and one female, had both fled on foot. Officers located a large amount of Fred Meyer goods outside the building. K9 Hulk tracked the suspects from the location of the discovered merchandise to the rear of the building where male suspect, William Rakestraw, was hiding and found to be wearing the stolen goods. The female suspect, Skye McCovey, was also located by officers several blocks away. ktvl.com

Pawnshop employee arrested on theft from store charge
Lufkin Police arrested a Nacogdoches woman who worked at a local pawnshop Tuesday on accusations she had given deceptive loans for cash payouts of jewelry. Margarita Hernandez-Barrios, 29, of Nacogdoches, is charged with theft of property in an amount between $2,500 and $30,000. She posted bond the same day of her arrest and has been released from the Angelina County Jail. lufkindailynews.com


Florence, AL: Woman charged with theft of over $2,000 of merchandise from Hibbett Sports
Police arrested a Tuscumbia woman accused of stealing from a sports equipment store. According to police, Raeishia Russell was arrested after she took several items from Hibbett Sports inside the Florence Mall and then left without paying. Officials also say that Russell was trespassing at the Mall and was not allowed to be on the Mall property during the theft. The total cost of the merchandise was over $2,000.00, according to police. whnt.com

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Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

3 charged in string of jewelry store robberies across the western U.S.
Three Chilean nationals were charged Wednesday with committing a string of jewelry store heists across the western United States. The three men are charged in Davis County's 2nd District Court with engaging in a pattern of unlawful activity and criminal mischief, second-degree felonies, and three counts of attempted burglary, a class A misdemeanor. Police in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and California have been working to catch this group.

"Their modus operandi is to cut the power to jewelry stores soon after the stores close for the weekend. They then monitor the police response to the alarm call at the jewelry store. Once the police determine it appears to be a false alarm and leave the area, the group typically waits for the alarm system's battery backup to die before forcing entry into the jewelry store," the charges state. The trio has allegedly broken into jewelry stores by going through the roof, through neighboring businesses, and through windows. deseretnews.com

Milwaukee, WI: A brazen beauty store robbery in Milwaukee
was all caught on camera

Surveillance video showed three suspects attacked and maced Value Beauty employees during the wild theft near Fond du Lac and Hampton Avenues Saturday, April 18. It started with one female crouching behind the Value Beauty counter, taking items off the wall. Another appeared to be the lookout. She was seen in the video pulling something out of her pocket as an employee carrying a box began to approach. The woman aimed and sprayed a cloud of what investigators said was mace directly into the employee's face to buy more time. Back behind the counter, another person climbed over, knocking down mannequin heads on her way up. The hair snatching got more intense before the trio ran for the exit. Store officials said the women made off with $1,000 worth of hair weaves. fox6now.com

Washington, D.C: Police release surveillance images of man they say responsible
for 4 smash and grab burglaries

The incidents were reported around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 4800 to the 5100 blocks of MacArthur Boulevard. Police say the suspect targeted a pharmacy, a pet shop, and a restaurant during the burglaries. Officers are investigating a possible connection to a fourth burglary at a liquor store on Wisconsin Avenue.

Clayton, NC: Woman Shoplifts from Walmart, Hides in Her Car Trunk
"When staff members approached Reeves, she became confrontational and ran out of the store," the report notes. The officials called the police, who immediately started looking out for vehicles leaving the parking lot. When they couldn't come across the thief, they decided to have a look at surveillance video to see if they could pinpoint the car she'd arrived in. They found it and were surprised to see that it had not left the parking lot. When they approached the vehicle, they saw that lid of the trunk was ajar and there was some movement inside. autoevolution.com

Florida woman who assaulted Burger King employee for not providing free fries arrested charged with Armed Robbery
Natasha Bagley, 42, was charged with armed robbery with assault or battery, criminal mischief, and attempted robbery with a deadly weapon after police say she assaulted the manager of a Burger King after another employee refused to give her and her girlfriend free fries last month. Miami Dade County Police were called to the fast food restaurant at around 4:50 p.m. April 2 after Bagley and her girlfriend, Genesis Peguero, 27, reportedly entered the restaurant and caused a disturbance minutes after an employee at the drive-thru window wouldn't give them the free food. That's when police say Peguero jumped over the counter and demanded that the store manager open the register and give her all the money, threatening to hit her over the face with a .45 caliber pistol. foxnews.com

North Bergen, NJ: Man stabs convenience store employee with scissors over pack of cigs

Las Vegas, NV: New charges against pair in 'psychic readings' $1M scam

Slidell, LA: A Texas arrest in $124,000 Louisiana tire and wheel theft

Spring Hill, TN: Quick Change Artist hits Walmart for nearly $700

Santa Barbara, CA: Police arrest man suspected of in 7 commercial burglaries

Northern Ireland: Stolen Beer Kegs worth over $ 1 Million recovered by Police



Robbery Capital of the US
Houston: "Wing Stop Robbery Crew of 9" Leader Gets 20 Yrs.
5 Violent Armed Robberies in One Month

A 23-year-old Houston man has been ordered to federal prison for his role in organizing and planning a string of Houston-area armed robberies, including one in which someone was almost killed.

Tadarius Robinson pleaded guilty Aug. 8, 2018 and got 20 yrs. & 5 yrs supervised release. No parole in federal prison.

Robinson to be the leader and organizer of the robbery crews that had committed the crimes within the span of one month in late 2015. Robinson had picked the locations, recruited the members and acted as a lookout or getaway driver for the robberies. One employee almost killed with permanent bodily injuries.

6 co-defendants all sentenced to 255, 33, 36, and 147 months in federal prison. Two are pending sentencing. justice.gov

Detroit, MI: Three shoplifters in $500,000 ORC gang receive probation, no jail time
Deon Davey, 20, was sentenced May 23 to three years of probation. The sentence for Nafez Mohammed, 60, was four years of probation and three years of probation for Valencia Davey, 25. All Detroit residents, they were accused of shoplifting at various stores throughout the area, including CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid and Target.

Their arrests came after Canton police officers and Michigan State Police troopers searched several Deartborn and Detroit locations and recovered more than $500,000 worth of stolen merchandise. Prosecutors accused the younger three of taking items such as razors, beauty products and medications and turning their stash over to Mohammad. Mohammad was accused of removing security devices and stickers and reselling the products over the Internet. hometownlife.com

Spokane, WA: Prolific robber gets 24 years for 2015 heists
at Sally's Beauty stores

A convicted robber, who committed most of his crimes in King County, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to a string of Spokane-area crimes in 2015. Vance Bartley was charged three years ago with three kidnapping charges and two counts of robbery. The charges were made in connection with robberies at two Sally's Beauty locations in Spokane and Spokane Valley. Investigators believe Bartley robbed the store and threatened to shoot an employee if she didn't comply with his demands. He then tied her up with a phone cord, took her phone and threatened to kill her if she called police. Prior to his arrest for crimes in Spokane, Bartley was previously convicted of six counts of robbery in King County. khq.com


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