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Dane Mindell, CFI named Asst. Vice President, Physical Security for Bank of the West
Dane was previously the Manager of Safety and Loss Prevention for Tuesday Morning before taking this new role. During his 24 plus years in the security and loss prevention industries, Dane's held a variety of positions including Corporate LP and Safety Manager and Regional Internal Auditor for PetSmart, Security Manager and Regional Investigator for Macy's, Security Agent for Neiman Marcus, and Security Agent for Broadway Southwest and Bullock's Department Store. Dane earned his Bachelors degree in Finance from Arizona State University. Congratulations Dane!

Clint Hedgpeth promoted to Director of Loss Prevention Operations for H-E-B
Clint has been with H-E-B for 15 years and most recently served as the Director of Internal Audit and the Operations Review Teams. Clint joined H-E-B as an Area LP Manager and went on to serve as the Regional Manager for the Central Market Division, as a liaison with Procurement as an LP Operations Manager, and helped develop and launch the H-E-B Operations Review Team. Previously Clint worked for Target where he held the positions of Store Team Leader, District Assets Protection Team Leader, Distribution Security Coordinator, store AP Team Leader, and AP Specialist. Clint is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Internal Auditor and earned a BS in Criminal Justice from Texas State University. Congratulations Clint!

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Tyco Retail Solutions to exhibit innovative solutions
and new collaborations at NRF PROTECT 2018
Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO

IoT-driven technologies deliver real-time actionable data to digitize the store
and provide a connected shopper experience

Tyco Retail Solutions will showcase new innovations and industry collaborations to digitize the store and enable retailers to provide intelligent, connected shopper engagement at NRF PROTECT 2018 Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO in Dallas, Texas, June 11-13, 2018 (Booth #503). Prescriptive analytical data solutions and technology investments are allowing retailers to operate efficiently and in real-time to better engage their customers along the shopping journey.

Know what's in store with Tyco Retail Solutions at NRF PROTECT 2018:

  ● Shrink Management as a Service
  ● Secure Mobile Self-Checkout
  ● Sensormatic Synergy Storefront Detection Series
  ● Interactive EAS display
  ● 2018 Sensormatic Global Shrink Index
  ● New Anti-Theft Tags and Labels
      - Sensormatic InFuzion Magnetic Tag
      - Health, Beauty & Cosmetic (HBC) Label

Read Full Press Release Here

OpenEye Announces New Cloud-Managed Network Server
OpenEye, a leading provider of cloud managed video surveillance solutions, announces the release of the MM-Series Cloud-Managed Network Server. The new OpenEye MM-Series NVR is a cost-effective, high-performance machine that bridges the gap for users that require high storage capacity and performance but don't want the high cost of an enterprise system. openeye.net

OpenEye Adds Increased Channel Support for Apex Recorders
OpenEye, a leading provider of cloud managed video surveillance solutions, announces increased channel support for most of the Apex line of recorders. The ME-Series Rev B and MA recorders now support a maximum of 24 channels and the MG and ML-Series recorders support up to 48 channels. openeye.net

Fueling the Ongoing "Arms Race"
"We want to be the employer of choice"
Walmart kicks off shareholders' meeting with focus on associates

First, uniform guidelines have changed. Associates will now be able to wear jeans and shirts of any color to work, although the store's signature blue apron remains a staple. In addition, managers can wear sneakers, a perk already enjoyed by associates.

There's also a new scheduling app that will let employees have remote access to their schedule and swap shifts with another associate, all through a mobile device. Walmart is also addressing a much-requested associate need by offering an option for schedules with set days and hours each week, and locked in on a quarterly basis.

New employee training programs are being developed using virtual reality. There's also a newly developed video game designed for in-store training and engagement. Classes taken through Walmart's training Academies will be translated into college credit as part of this program.

But the crowning glory for Walmart, is the launch of a new educational benefits program that will fund college degrees for associates, paying for all tuition, books and other costs beyond financial aid. Employees pay just $1 toward the total to have "some skin in the game."

"In combination with increased pay, training and improved career opportunities, Walmart is recognizing the positive impact across the board of a stable workforce, and increases the pressure on other companies inside and outside of retail as this heats up the competition for quality employees. This new benefit escalates the ongoing 'arms race' for employees in retail." retaildive.com

Editor's Note: In a tough job market where every retailer is competing for the best talent this is a game changer industry wide throughout North America. And obviously includes LP/AP associates.

Walmart Combines Real Estate and Central Operations in One Role
In a push to streamline its sprawling business, Walmart Inc. Mark Ibbotson, the executive vice president of U.S. central operations at the world's largest retailer, will take over the company's realty division.

Walmart's real estate arm includes 3,100 employees and manages a budget of about $8 billion, according to its website. Ibbotson will take over the division in addition to overseeing departments including innovation, employee communication, online grocery pickup and asset protection.

Walmart has taken several steps over the past year to reduce the complexity of its operations and reduce costs. That's included cutting jobs at its Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters, shuttering 63 Sam's Club warehouses and consolidating its U.S. business down to four divisions from six. It also removed about 3,500 store co-managers, while adding other positions to supervise fast-growing areas like online grocery shopping.  bloomberg.com

6 people killed in four-day period in Indy, 3 were at local retailers
There were six people killed in Indianapolis over a four-day period that included Memorial Day weekend, and three of those victims were killed at or near their place of employment.

The latest murder happened Tuesday morning when an employee at a Shell gas station was shot and killed in the parking lot around 5 a.m. 

On Saturday, an employee at McDonald's was killed in the CVS parking lot next door while he was taking a break from work.

And on Sunday, an employee at Dollar General was killed during what police believe was a robbery

IMPD Deputy Chief Chris Bailey says the bottom line is that it's easy for a criminal to get a gun - and they're quick to pull the trigger - even over minor arguments. 

"We could put an officer in every single store in the city," said Bailey. "There are certain types of violence that unfortunately is going to be perpetrated because no matter how many cops you have, you cannot police someone's wickedness."

That's why customers have to protect themselves. "Run, hide and if you have to - then fight," said Bailey. theindychannel.com

Tennessee Governor Signs ORC Law
Legislation that increases the recommended sentence for participation, financing and/or supervision of organized retail crime, as defined in current law, was signed into law by the governor. The law also requires pawn shops and other second-hand stores to report the resale of gift cards (via the established gift card database) to law enforcement within 24 hours. tn.gov

Retail leads all sectors in job cuts this year, with 69,316
Planned job cuts slow in May as retail continues to lead this year: Challenger report
Retail is far surpassing the next two closest sectors, health and consumer.

The 207,977 planned job cuts announced in 2018 is more than 6.2 percent higher than the same period of 2017. Companies announced plans to cut 31,517 jobs in May, a 13 percent decrease from April, a private survey reported Thursday. cnbc.com

Need an entry-level job at a store? It can be harder now
Across all entry-level retail jobs, the number of skills being demanded rose from 2010 to 2016, according to an analysis done for The Associated Press by Burning Glass Technologies, which scours 25 million job postings. A greater emphasis on customer service and communications skills for cashier, stock clerk and sales floor support jobs. And for many other entry-level jobs, employers want even more skills, like the ability to use customer relations software like Salesforce. Even forklift operators are being asked to be proficient in inventory management software.

This has major consequences for workers without college degrees or vocational training trying to get an economic foothold. A decade ago, workers, especially young ones, could start as cashiers and move up to become store managers or even higher. But now, it's harder to even get in the door.

"The bottom may be coming out of the career ladder," said Burning Glass CEO Matt Sigelman. apnews.com

Where Will Amazon HQ2 Go?
Ranking Puts Raleigh on Top, Boston at Bottom

ATTOM Data Solutions has ranked the finalists for Amazon.com's proposed second headquarters based on housing and quality of life. Raleigh, North Carolina -- with relatively affordable homes, above-average school scores and below-average crime rates and property taxes -- is No. 1, according to the curator of data on America's property market. Boston -- considered by some a favorite -- is last. New York also ranks poorly. Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Nashville and Austin round out the top five. bloomberg.com

Rampant Brazil Cargo Theft Disrupts Retail, Drives Up Insurance Rates
60 Heists a Day - 22,000 Cargo Robberies in 2 States Alone LY
Brazil Cargo Theft is Out of Control

Last year, 22,000 cargo robberies were reported in two states alone - Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro - home to the country's two largest cities. That is about 60 heists a day, a record figure that has almost doubled since 2012. Authorities blame criminal gangs preying on shipments. Losses are estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

All manner of businesses are targets, but authorities say bandits favor consumer goods that are easy to fence. That is posing a particular challenge to Brazil's fast-growing e-commerce trade. Security costs are squeezing profit margins and forcing retailers and logistics firms to adjust their strategies to succeed in Latin America's largest economy.

Electronics retailer Via Varejo SA, for example, has developed a satellite-tracking system to keep tabs on its trucks. And it dispatches armed guards to accompany many shipments, logistics chief Marcelo Lopes told Reuters.

The tricky terrain will be a test for Amazon. The world's largest online retailer is gearing up for a major expansion in Brazil after about six years of peddling mostly e-books and digital movies here.

Amazon declined to discuss its strategy. But retail veterans said the Seattle company had better buckle up. reuters.com

UK: Nonprofit Helps Retailers Tackle Repeat Offenders
With New Civil Injunction Service

National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not for profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime, in conjunction with Tees Law, has announced the launch of a new initiative that will help retailers tackle the problem of repeat offenders. This new service can issue exclusion notices and civil injunctions, which are proven to act as a workable deterrent.

NBCS can now help to identify an offender and, in the first instance, issue an exclusion notice, which withdraws the implied invitation to enter one or more of the retailer's premises and the notice can be served at home, at work, or even in the street. If the exclusion notice is subsequently breached, NBCS can work to obtain additional details of offences committed by those individuals across its membership database in order to cross-reference their activities with other members.

If the individual continues to offend the next step is to take out a civil injunction. This is a civil order that is available in the county court for over 18s. To obtain an injunction the court must be satisfied that an individual has engaged in, or threatens to engage in conduct that is capable of causing nuisance and annoyance in premises belonging to the retailer in question and the implied right to enter that retailer's premises has been withdrawn. An injunction can include a power of arrest in cases where the perpetrator has used or threatened violence, or if there is a significant risk of harm to others. If a perpetrator fails to change their behaviour they can receive more serious sanctions, and if they do not obey the order they will be considered guilty of contempt of court and could be fined or sent to prison. retailtimes.co.uk

Effects of E.coli Outbreak in Lettuce Ripple Through U.S. Food-Supply Chain
A deadly E.coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce has shaken consumers' faith in the nation's favorite salad green, resulting in millions of dollars in losses for growers, retailers and restaurants.

More than six weeks into the outbreak, prices for romaine, historically the most-sold salad green, have dropped by more than half. Grocers nationwide have been clearing it from shelves in hundreds of stores. Several restaurants that served romaine are facing lawsuits from customers, and wholesalers have had to quickly round up kale and mesclun for restaurants that struck it from their menus. wsj.com

Assets Protection Director for Target - Based in Pittsburgh, PA
The Assets Protection Director (APD) provides leadership and support to store and district leaders in assets protection functions. With an eye on a given district's financial goals, you will coordinate the AP team in protecting company assets, securing our store teams and preventing and resolving theft and fraud in stores. Your focus area will involve driving the strategy for staffing, training and development, expense management, physical safety and security, operational shortage, investigations and technology and equipment. You'll build positive and productive partnerships with local law enforcement and emergency personnel. Team members will rely on you for guidance in leveraging a state-of-the-art security and video system.

The AP Director reports to the Sr. AP Director
, and leads a team of Assets Protection Business Partners and partners closely with other store leaders. target.com

Director of LP & Security for online sneaker company GOAT - Based in Los Angeles
In this role, you will: ● Build and operate and comprehensive security program throughout the organization ● Develop and execute a strategy to reduce shrink in retail stores, warehouses, and and fulfillment centers ● Create and implement Loss Prevention policies and procedures along side a culture in our retail stores of prevention by providing amazing customer service ● Lead internal investigations that best utilize our available tools and systems ● Drive operational excellence in all level of the organization ● Develop and lead a loss prevention team, both identifying top tier talent and ensuring their growth throughout the organization.

GOAT provides a mobile-only marketplace where buyers and sellers connect to exchange the latest in collectible sneakers. jobs.lever.co

PacSun Vice President of Loss Prevention - position removed from website

Sears is closing 72 stores as sales tumble on top of 166 already this year

Claire's poised to close more than 130 stores in bankruptcy

Former Pilot Flying J President Flight Risk - Facing 10 to 20 Years in Prison
Knoxville Judge Blocks Trip to NYC to Meet New Law Firm - Use Video or Phone

Nordstrom Opening More Inventory-Less Stores

Quarterly Results
American Eagle Q1 comp's up 9%, sales up 8%
Dollar General Q1 comp's up 2.1%, revenue up 30.5%
Dollar Tree Q1 comp's up 1.4%, sales up 5%
J Crew Q1 total comp's up 1%, Madewell comp's up 31%, J Crew comp's down 6%, total revenue up 3%, Madewell up 39%, J Crew down 7%
SpartanNash Q1retail comp's down 2.2%, sales up 1.3%
Dick's Sporting Goods Q1 comp's down 2.55%, e-commerce up 24%, sales up 4.6%
Sears Q1 Sears comp's down 13.4%, Kmart comp's down 9.5%, revenue down 30%

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There's so much to learn at this year's ARLF!

Check out what's in store...

The forum sessions have been catered towards you and your needs by our Retail Advisory Board. We cover the topics trending now in retail security to ensure you leave better prepared and ready to take on challenges in your role.

We'll cover sessions such as:

  ● How Skechers uses IP Technology
  PCI Compliance
  ● Cybersecurity
New technologies catered to retail professionals
  ● And much more!

You won't want to miss out on this educational opportunity.


How Facebook protects data with physical security
Thorough cybersecurity takes more than tech: That's the thinking at Facebook, where Chief Global Security Officer Nick Lovrien deploys physical security to protect data. Yes, canine units and human guards stereotypically keep people safe, but when properly integrated, physical security protects information as well.

Acting as a final layer to a perimeter defense, Facebook's global security data centers team guards intellectual property. It's an integrated approach where even the company's office buildings are designed to put physical protection between servers and the public.

"Everything we should do is based on ruthless prioritization," Lovrien says. "Move fast and build things." To speed development, the company has an open office floorplan. "Nobody has an office at Facebook," he explains - "Mark, Sheryl, CEO, COO, nobody." The business also doesn't issue employee badges, meaning there are no physical keycards to separate staff from the 20,000 visitors streaming through Facebook facilities every day. That's an obvious risk - not just for physical threats but for keeping those guests from grabbing data while inside.

Lovrien admits a workplace where so many guests come in or out is "obviously a different approach to creating that safe and secure environment, but the risk level that that has technically is offset by the collaboration and the output and the impact that we feel it enables." In other words, the business needs open offices, so security has to deal with it.

For starters, within that open environment, every location has "secured spaces" - areas Lovrien describes as shared areas beyond access control points. This, of course, includes the data centers. csoonline.com

The Limits of Big Data in Compliance
More companies are making use of big data to try to keep them out of legal and reputational trouble, but the technology has its limits-and making good use of it is no simple matter, compliance professionals say.

Compliance teams are hiring more people with expertise in data analytics to help them understand their computer systems, their data and what tools can help best make use of that information, he said. Still, the task remains difficult.

"There's all these demands for metrics and data analytics and how do you get more predictive and manage the risks, but meanwhile we see a lot of companies struggling at the underlying level to get to that data," she said.

"The data can be used to potentially validate and to identify the seriousness of that risk, and to perhaps predict when that risk is going to happen, but looking at the data to identify that risk I think is a fallacy," said Mr. Lane. wsj.com

$1 Million Data Ransom
Hackers threaten to reveal personal data of 90,000 Canadians caught in bank hack

Hackers have threatened to release personal information for nearly 100,000 customers of two Canadian banks unless the lenders pay a $1-million ransom for its safe return.

On Monday, Bank of Montreal and online bank Simplii Financial - owned by CIBC - revealed that they learned over the weekend that the identifying personal information of a combined 90,000 different account holders at the two banks was stolen.

The thieves said they accessed information such as names, account numbers, passwords, security questions and answers, and even social insurance numbers and account balances, by exploiting weaknesses in the two banks' security systems. cbc.ca

"It's a Hack"
Almost Got Me! Phishing Email Spoofed Even Me

Sean@morrisonsecurity sent me an email yesterday with the subject line D/D039329. Special note is the D/D - that's what we've been called for years. The D&D even dating back to our recruiting days.

With an attachment saying MSR.pdf and the text saying "Attached is the form, sign it and send if back. Password 111."

So I searched LinkedIn and couldn't associate it with anyone. So I sent him an email which said - Before I open this can you please tell me who you are? He replied: "It's a Hack."

Wow he responded, to which I emailed back - "Good try man." Gus Downing

Drone Use Expanding in Public Safety Agencies

China tapped by Japanese retailer as lab for automated stores



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Critical Incident Management - Technology - Response

Pat McEvoy, Sr. Dir of AP Administration, Hudson's Bay Company
Bryan Granata
, Managing Dir of AP, Saks Fifth Avenue


With lone wolf terrorist attacks happening more frequently in the greater NYC area and active shooter incidents increasing nationwide, the need for critical incident management programs, technology and hardware has never been more important.

Pat McEvoy, Sr. Director of Asset Protection Administration, Hudson's Bay Company and Bryan Granata, Managing Director of Asset Protection, Saks Fifth Avenue, tell us about the preventative measures their stores are taking from training drills and K9 dogs to gunshot detection systems.
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Online Journey Hijacking
The Phenomenon Costing Retailers Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars

Leading up to the holiday season, retailers spend significant time and resources optimizing their customers' online shopping experience. Their efforts seem to be working, as e-Commerce sales during this past holiday season hit a record $108.2 billion, a 14.7% increase from 2016, which was $91.7 billion.

However, a report analyzing 500 million web sessions found that online retailers were still expected to lose up to $2.1 billion in sales during the 2017 holiday season. This is caused by a phenomenon called Online Journey Hijacking, which involves unauthorized product ads injected into consumer browsers while visiting retailer web sites.

Using tactics such as banner ads, pop-ups and in-text redirection, these unauthorized ads distract the customer from the shopping experience, effectively hijacking the customer to complete their transaction on a competing web site.

So how can retail merchants and marketers better understand Online Journey Hijacking, and how can they fight back?

First, take a look at what an infected journey looks like to the user. Use a browser infected with digital malware to look at their overall site experience. This will let you see what approximately a quarter of your visitors encounter when visiting your online store, and the different ways this malware affects your online visitors. It will also show you where your visitors are being hijacked to - and to which competitor sites.

Then, get the big picture to understand the various ways your customers are being hijacked. Break down what percentage of your page views include unauthorized ads, what percentage of them are pointing to related products from your competitors, as well as which pages throughout the journey are more likely to include these ads. This will bring the bottom line impact of Online Journey Hijacking into perspective for your business.

The good news? Innovations have emerged that use machine learning to understand and identify user behavior on e-Commerce sites. These systems can identify normal user activity and distinguish it from the behavior of malware. retailtouchpoints.com

FCC asks Amazon and eBay to stop selling fake pay TV boxes
On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and eBay CEO Devin Wenig asking their companies to help remove the listings for fake pay TV boxes from their respective websites. These boxes often falsely bear the FCC logo, the letter informed, and are used to perpetuate "intellectual property theft and consumer fraud."

Amazon, Netflix and major Hollywood studios have gone after these box makers through the court system already.

Amazon and eBay also proactively remove devices facilitating piracy from their websites, the FCC acknowledged in its letter.
But the FCC wants the companies to do more, and faster, it seems.

"Unfortunately, despite your good work in this area, devices continue to make it to consumers through your website," writes FCC Commissioner Mike O'Rielly. "Many of these devices contain harmful malware that will most certainly be passed on to the consumer. Moreover, the consumer may unwittingly believe that the device is lawful since they were able to purchase it from a legitimate company."

The letter specifically
asks both Amazon and eBay to step up their enforcement, by "swiftly removing" devices the FCC alerts them to; it also asks the companies to provide the FCC with information about the manufacturers, distributors and suppliers, when requested. techcrunch.com

Dick's Sporting Goods eCommerce Business Grew 24 Percent In Q1

Even IKEA stores are getting the Amazon treatment

Total Wine & More Increases Use Of AI, Data To Prevent Ecommerce Fraud

How e‑commerce-focused warehouses reduce Gap's fulfillment costs



How Organized Retail Crime Works
The mission of the non-profit RESIST Project is to facilitate collaboration between consumers, subscribing retailers and law enforcement (LE) partners engaged in the investigation of Organized Retail Crime (ORC) by providing innovative software support for long-term theft reduction via local nonprofit community drug recovery programs and LE anti-theft units nationwide. Chain of transactions in stolen goods markets (modified from Cornish, 1994). theresistproject.org

Apollo, FL: West Marine store Burglars flee with over $200,000 in merchandise
The incident happened Monday before midnight, and then again Tuesday at 4 a.m., at West Marine, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. "The thieves broke through a wall, got through the security system, and then took their sweet time," said Deputy Alvarez. The items were loaded into a U-Haul box truck. They gave thumbs up to the surveillance cameras before leaving the scene. fox13news.com

Planada, CA: Thieves rip through Pharmacy before leading authorities on high-speed chase
The burglary happened around 2:30 Tuesday morning at the San Joaquin Drug Store near Highway 140 and Sutter Street. Authorities did eventually arrest four suspects, including a juvenile and all of them from Fresno County. According to management, it's the fourth time the store has been broken into since 2015. They say there's also been an armed robbery. yourcentralvalley.com

Metairie, LA: Police net 2 men in $3,500 Seafood thefts
Two suspects accused of purchasing several hundred pounds of seafood with fake credit cards have been arrested, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff. Mastephon Taylor, 20 and Jamal Crawford, 19, were booked on 8 counts of access device fraud, two counts of theft, and two counts of forgery. The two are believed to be responsible for $3,500 worth of losses to area businesses. Taylor and Crawford are believed to have used fraudulent credit card numbers to make phone orders to a seafood business. Once the transactions were initially approved, they would pick up the merchandise. Several hundred pounds of fresh shrimp, crawfish, catfish, and oysters were obtained from the Metairie business. fox8live.com

Indiana, PA: Police looking to ID woman involved in $1,500 Walmart theft
Police on Thursday released surveillance photos of the woman from the Jan. 20 theft at the Walmart on Oakland Avenue in Indiana. Investigators said she and another woman placed various items in separate shopping carts and left without paying. They fled in a red or maroon-colored minivan. wpxi.com

Southington, CT: Man Arrested After String Of Target Store Thefts
A Waterbury man was arrested Sunday in connection with a theft from a Southington Target department store in April, police said. Loren Northup, 22, took two thermostats and two outdoor cameras valued at a total of $987.98 and left the store. Target loss prevention officials identified Northup and said he had been been involved with thefts from other Target stores. courant.com

Gainesville, FL: Booster Bag Shoplifter hits Belks and American Eagle...then hits 3 cars attempting to flee Police
Cavetta Corbett was charged with two counts of child abuse, using a foil-lined shopping bag to avoid store's anti-shoplifting technology and attempting to flee from police officers. She was also given three citations for being in an accident that caused damage to a vehicle and/or property while leaving a scene. While fleeing, a witness saw the suspect throw a bag out of the driver side window. It was a foiled-lined Dillard's shopping bag, inside was merchandise from American Eagle Outfitters. alligator.org

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Shootings & Deaths

Holly Hill, FL: Police identified masked Little Caesars Robbery suspect
who was shot and killed

Police have identified a masked man who was fatally shot by Florida pizza store worker he attacked with a wooden pole. Holly Hill Police Chief Steve Aldrich said Tuesday that 53-year-old Jesse L. Coggins of Greenville, North Carolina, had no local police record and it was unknown how long he had been in the area. Coggins was wearing a demon clown mask when video shows he attacked Heriberto Feliciano as he locked up a Little Caesars restaurant Saturday night. The 28-year-old Feliciano has a concealed weapons permit and shot Coggins with a handgun several times. Aldrich says Feliciano acted in self-defense and is not expected to be charged. staradvertiser.com

Lebanon, TN: Man injured in shooting outside Lebanon Walmart
It happened around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday night at Walmart on South Cumberland Street. Lebanon Police reported witnesses said a dark-colored sedan, pulled behind a vehicle in the parking lot and "verbal statements were made." One shot from a shotgun was fired into the back of the parked vehicle. Authorities said the front seat passenger was struck by shotgun pellets in the back of his head while the dark car fled the scene. wkrn.com

Denver, CO: Suspect arrested in the stabbing death of an Allied Universal Security Guard at the Performing Arts parking garage

Robberies & Thefts

Cincinnati, OH: Robber smashes mall Jewelry display with hammer, prompting Active-Shooter response
A man smashed a hammer into a jewelry display at Kenwood Mall, prompting a massive police response Wednesday afternoon. Officials with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said that a man entered the mall and smashed a hammer into a display at Stafford Jewelers. Officials received several 911 calls from shoppers who thought the loud smashing sounds were gunshots. "There is a live shooter outside of the Nordstrom where the Ebar is," one caller said. "They are shooting right inside the mall. Right next to Nordstrom." That prompted an active-shooter response from Hamilton County deputies, as several police vehicles swarmed the mall. The hammer-wielding man was gone before deputies could arrive. Investigators said he was unable to smash through the jewelry display and ran from the store empty-handed. wlwt.com

Greenfield, WI: Burglar punches hole through wall of Best Buy
Police are on the scene of an apparent burglary at a Best Buy store in Greenfield Thursday. Greenfield Police say an unknown suspect broke into the store in the 4600 block of 76th Street by smashing out an exterior wall with a sledgehammer. Police say surveillance video shows the suspect walking through the store and stealing several items before fleeing the scene. tmj4.com

Tampa, FL: Armed Robber cut Pet Supermarket employee in the face with box cutter

Naugatuck, CT: Woman failed to scan 59 Items At Walmart Self-Checkout

Stafford Jewelers in the Kenwood Mall, Cincinnati, OH reported a Robbery on 5/30

Hannoush Jewelers in the Liberty Center, West Chester, OH reported a Robbery on 5/29

Boardman, OH: Suspect arrested for Robbery of Jared Galleria of Jewelry

Los Angeles, CA: Suspect arrested in Armed Robbery of 'Curated Los Angeles' jewelry store

Jared in Carle Place, NY reported a Distraction Theft on 5/26, items valued at $3,899

Kay Jewelers in the Northgate Mall, Seattle, WA reported a Grab & Run on 5/30, item valued at $550

Macy's in The shops at Wiregrass, Wesley Chapel, FL reported a Grab & Run on 5/30, item valued at $7,200

UK: Teesside, England: Bodybuilding Boots Pharmacist avoids jail after stealing $8,600 worth of steroids

Ludhiana, India: 7 Arrested for theft of 6,600 pounds of Yarn from a factory

Skimming Theft

Columbus, IN: Man arrested in Debit Card Skimming investigation; gift cards reprogrammed to debit cards

Sentencings & Charges

Gaston County, NC: New charges in C-Store Clerk murder case
Prosecutors have added charges to the two men accused of killing at Gastonia convenience store clerk Saturday related to the second person shot at the store. The warrants also indicate Alontae Marquasian Cousar played a bigger role in the incident that left 43-year-old Desta Hagos dead. Police added charges of assault with a deadly weapon, attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon to Cousar, a 21-year-old Gastonia man who had just been released from state prison on May 1. gastongazette.com

Key Lieutenant of 'Thief-in-Law' Criminal Leader Pleads Guilty; hundreds of thousands in Cargo Theft
Zurab Dzhanashvili Managed Coast-to-Coast Network of Russian and Georgian Criminals that Ran Illicit Gambling Parlor, Stole Approximately Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars of Cargo, and Plotted to Rob Victims by Seducing and Drugging them with Chloroform. Zurab Dzhanashvili , of Brooklyn, NY, pled guilty before the U.S. District to the charge of conspiring to commit racketeering offenses in furtherance of the illicit activities of the Shulaya Enterprise, a violent and prolific criminal organization dismantled in June 2017 upon the arrests of Dzhanashvili , Razhden Shulaya, and over 25 other members and associates of the Enterprise. lawfuel.com

Concord, NH: Ukrainian man pleads guilty to $200,000 Wire Fraud in Best Buy thefts
The Ukrainian man caught buying electronics in New Hampshire from Best Buy and other retailed with gift cards obtained through the fraudulent actions of a criminal organization based in Russia pleaded guilty Wednesday. Yuriy Khalabuda, 37, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Joseph DiClerico in the federal court in Concord to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. nashuatelegraph.com

Huber Heights, OH: Juvenile faces adult charges in AT&T store robbery
The first of six juveniles accused in the February armed robbery at an AT&T store now faces formal charges. Taevon Felton, 17, was indicted Wednesday on two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of kidnapping, each with a three-year firearm specification, plus one count of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. Felton is one of seven teens, including six juveniles accused in a bold daylight raid on the AT &T store. They wore masks and hats, threatened employees and a customer with death, and loaded up on merchandise within a span of about three minutes. mydaytondailynews.com

Media, PA: Jury returns swift conviction in Media CVS Armed Robbery
It took a jury less than an hour Wednesday to convict a Delaware man of all charges in the robbery of the Media CVS last year. Kwesi Hudson, 47, of Wilmington, was found guilty of two counts of robbery and two counts of false imprisonment for the May 24 robbery at the Baltimore Pike pharmacy. delcotimes.com

Martinez, CA: Woman sentenced to 4 years for $29,000 theft from Brentwood Farmers Market; stolen food stamp machine

Milford, PA: Woman gets 1 to12 months in jail time for $150 Retail theft and Assault on LP Officer

Bakersfield, CA: Man sentenced to 30 days in jail for robbing Don Roberto Jewelers; pled guilty to 2nd degree Robbery

San Leandro, CA: 2 men arrested in jewelry store robbery after high-speed chase

Tampa, FL: Man Sentenced To 5+ years For Credit Card Takeover And ID Theft Scheme


Best Buy - Greenfield, WI - Burglary
CVS - Fairmont, WV - Robbery
C-Store - Eugene, OR - Robbery
C-Store - Larimore, ND - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Rome, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Piedmont, AL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Eddystone, PA - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Bloomington, IN - Armed Robbery
Cleaners - Ogden, UT - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Richmond, VA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Rowan County, NC - Robbery
Dollar General - Pensacola, FL - Robbery
Gas Station - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
Golf Shop - Bayonne, NJ - Burglary
Jewelry Store - West Chester, OH - Robbery
Jewelry Store - Cincinnati, OH - Robbery
Pawn Shop - Bardstown, KY - Armed Robbery
Pet Supermarket - Tampa, FL - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Planada, CA - Burglary
Pizza Shop - Brimfield, MA - Robbery
Rite Aid - Portland, OR - Robbery
West Marine - Apollo Beach, FL - Burglary
7- Eleven - Lehigh Acres, FL - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
20 robberies
4 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings




None to report.

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