Facial Recognition Taking Center Stage - An
With facial recognition tools, do benefits
outweigh privacy concerns?
technology has progressed through several generations, been tested in the
workplace and is employed on a daily basis by transportation venues, casinos
and law enforcement.
So why aren't retailers making wider use of it,
either to identify known shoplifters or to personalize visits of loyal
customers when they walk into the store?
The technology may be in
wider use than most people suspect, but some merchants are hesitant to
publicize their efforts and risk having them be misinterpreted by privacy
advocates. As with video surveillance, facial recognition raises fears of
privacy invasion, but these can be overcome, says Colin Peacock, visiting
fellow at the University of Leicester in England and strategic coordinator
for Efficient Consumer Response Europe's Shrinkage and On-Shelf Availability
"I think privacy is a concern. However, what history has
taught us, especially in the United Kingdom, is that when consumers perceive
there are benefits for them personally ... then there will be a better
acceptance," Peacock says, "with the benefits outweighing privacy concerns
for the majority. I think the same will be true of facial recognition. If
consumers perceive a benefit, then acceptance will be good."
has publicly acknowledged it has tested facial recognition technology but
then abandoned it. When Fortune reported last fall that Walmart had been
using technology developed by facial recognition software vendor FaceFirst
in an unspecified number of its stores, a Walmart spokesman said the project
was terminated because it showed little or no return on investment. "We were
looking for a concrete business rationale," he said.
How and where
retailers employ facial recognition is an emerging story in the
bricks-and-mortar world, with the biggest questions being how fast and how
far the use of such technology will move beyond loss prevention.
Editors Note: This being the first of such articles
supporting facial recognition truly is a milestone for retailers and facial
recognition. It's acceptance is inevitable and the consumer who now values
safety over privacy, may be at a turning point. As obviously the benefits
beyond just loss prevention will lead to adaptation. And now we have a
session at Protect on it. What a huge development. For over ten years this
has been the subject no one brings up or discusses and now it's taking
"U.S. Senator wants Wal-Mart to review security
U.S. Senator Bob Casey is calling on Wal-Mart to review its security
after Colonial Regional's top cop raised concerns his department is
responding to too many of the retailer's calls.
Chief Roy Seiple last week said the calls to big box stores are
increasingly taking away the department's manpower and costing taxpayers.
From April 2015 to April 2016, Colonial Regional police officers responded
to 296 calls at Wal-Mart alone.
That's an average of at least one
call a day for retail theft. Out of 555 total arrests in 2015, Seiple said
187 of those arrests were for retail theft.
Casey, D-Pa., wrote in a letter, dated May 27, to
Wal-Mart CEO and President Doug McMillon change is needed.
"I write to
request that Wal-Mart conduct a review of its internal security protocol to
ensure adequate security staffing and procedures at stores in Pennsylvania
and around the country," Casey wrote.
Erica Jones, a
Wal-Mart spokeswoman, said representatives for the retailer plan to meet
with Lehigh Valley elected officials and police in coming weeks to discuss
"Wal-Mart on police call volume: 'We know we
can do better'"
New "More at the Door" Customer Host position
Wal-Mart officials plan to discuss the retailer's security procedures with
Lehigh Valley elected officials and law enforcement in coming weeks, a
spokeswoman for the retail giant said.
The move comes after the
Colonial Regional police chief raised concerns his department is
responding to too many of the retailer's calls. On Friday,
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey sent a letter to Wal-Mart CEO and President Doug
McMillon stating change is needed in the retailer's internal security
From April 2015 to April 2016, Colonial Regional police
officers responded to 296 calls at Wal-Mart alone. That's an average of at
least one call a day for retail theft. Out of 555 total arrests in 2015,
Police Chief Roy Seiple said 187 of those arrests were for retail theft.
Casey, D-Pa., said in the letter the significant volume of
calls from Wal-Mart stores raises serious questions about whether the
company's current security infrastructure effectively deters crime without
overburdening local police departments, many of which already
operate on stretched budgets.
Erica Jones, a spokeswoman for
Wal-Mart, said representatives for the retailer want to meet with local
officials and police in an effort to "make investments and deploy the right
processes and procedures needed to meet our customer and associate
expectations of a safe and enjoyable shopping experience."
the company already has invested in robust technology and crime prevention
efforts while also working with law enforcement and security professionals
in other areas.
She credited the store's "More at the Door"
program in bolstering additional safety measures.
program launched in stores last year moved greeters to the front door and
created a new position, "customer host," an employee who
greets and is responsible for checking receipts when appropriate to deter
shoplifting. The employees also make sure the store entrances are clean and
safe, Jones said.
resulted in reducing police calls by 40 percent in a six-month
span when employees in Arlington, Texas, began checking receipts, stated
Kevin Kolbye, assistant chief of the Arlington Police Department,
in an online report by Bloomberg.com.
The store brought back the
"More at the Door" program earlier this month and plans to hire 9,000 people
nationally for the new "customer host" position.
also reported a dip in calls after passing two ordinances related to police
presence at large corporations. One required
operators of large shopping centers to hire a uniformed security officer to
patrol the centers, starting one hour before opening until one hour
after closing. The other charges businesses that call for police assistance
more than 10 times a month or demand an officer respond to a shoplifting
incident that doesn't result in an arrest.
Pohatcong Police Chief
Jeffrey S. Greenemeir said calls are down with 140 incidents in 2015
compared with just 32 since January 2016.
Jones, however, agrees more
can be done to lessen calls in Lower Nazareth Township and other areas with
"We are confident in the work done so far," she said.
"But we know we can do better, and we will."
"In some cases, the sale
of counterfeit goods can help fuel terrorism"
Replicas: Parsing the Legal Implications
the fashion world, and even with other products, there are fine - very fine
- distinctions between a counterfeit, a knockoff and a replica. A
counterfeit is clearly illegal and brands and governments spend millions
fighting those because, in some cases, the sale of
counterfeit goods can help fuel terrorism.
As for knockoffs - they aren't illegal unless a brand can prove that the
resemblance is so close that the consumer is misled. But how to tell the
difference? As a primer, here's a quick definition of each:
Counterfeit: Essentially a product that is identical to another product and
thereby infringes upon the trademark of that product mark (trademark).
Knockoff: A product that resembles another item, but isn't exactly
• Replica: A relatively new term coined by counterfeiters to
promote their products online.
Amy Goldsmith, partner in the retail
group and co-chair of the intellectual property practice group at Tarter
Krinsky & Drogin, describes the word "knockoff" as a "colloquial term,
which encompasses both counterfeits and infringements of any products,
including fashion goods such as handbags, apparel, footwear and the catchall
term - accessories."
Counterfeit Beauty Products Up 25%, According
ICE Takes Down Multi-State NYC based
Selling Goods to Wholesalers
Retailers Selling Counterfeit Goods
Five New York men were arrested last Wednesday for allegedly participating
in a scheme to sell
counterfeit branded perfumes in New York and across the U.S. The men
allegedly imported goods from China and then sold them to
wholesalers in New York and at least six other states, which means the goods
made their way into retail stores, according to ICE.
number of counterfeit beauty products continues to grow, according for the
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
"We are seeing more
counterfeit beauty products and cosmetics, and that specific area is an area
where we're aggressively targeting the individuals who sell those goods,
which [was] the purpose of yesterday's effort."
According to numbers
from the Department of Homeland Security, DHS made 2,301 seizures of
pharmaceuticals or personal-care products in fiscal 2015, up from
1,841 in fiscal 2014, a 25% increase in one year alone.
Those items were valued at more than $75 million retail for fiscal
2015, up from $73 million retail in fiscal 2014, the numbers show.
Axis buys 2N audio
Axis Communications on May 30 closed the
purchase of 2N, an IP intercom manufacturer based in Prague, Czech Republic.
The company has sales offices in Miami; Chieri, Italy; and in the Czech
Axis said 2N is the leading global provider of IP
intercom. In addition to IP intercoms for door communication and emergency
calls, 2N makes IP public address systems and M2M products.
intercom are important components of an intelligent security system, Fredrik
Nilsson, Axis GM Americas, told Security Systems News in an email
"We believe that the value of the different sub systems
that exists at the end customer (retail store, airports, schools, cruise
ships) increase if they are properly integrated and intelligent. The best
way to accomplish that is via intelligent IP edge devices, for example
network cameras, access control, audio, intercom," Nilsson said.
Aldi & Lidl grocery
stores & now Amazon causing "mass disruption" in Europe's
traditional grocery industry
Predictions - Could do same in US & Canada
The vast penetration in Europe of Aldi and Lidl, two German discount
supermarket chains with 20,000 stores coupled with Amazon's entry into
delivering fresh groceries on the continent, have completely disrupted the
traditional grocery industry, leading to price deflation and struggles for
retailers such as U.K.-based Tesco.
"There is a prediction that half
of the large grocers in Europe will be gone in the next 10 years. That is
huge structural change ...There is no real worldwide consolidation (in
grocery retail) - but there is going to be."
Between 2003 to 2013,
Lidl and Aldi grew to 20,000 stores from 8,000, he noted. "They have changed
the game. They have caused price deflation for the last 15 years and they
will continue to do so. No market has been immune."
In the U.K., their
same-store sales are growing at a staggering rate of 30 per cent.
Senior grocery executives in the U.S. have begun paying attention to the
European discount threat, he said, because Aldi has 1,500 stores in the U.S.
and now accounts for about four per cent of market share.
Workplace Injuries Recordable, OSHA Says
Employers are not exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration's reporting rule for on-the-job injuries linked to alcohol
intoxication even though the injured employee's consumption of alcoholic
beverages took place off the job.
In general, OSHA mandates
employers to record any workplace injury that requires treatment beyond
first aid. However, OSHA's regulation at Section 1904.5(b)(2)(vi) states,
"You are not required to record injuries and illnesses if the injury or
illness is solely the result of personal grooming, self-medication for a
non-work-related condition, or is intentionally self-inflicted."
According to Edens, OSHA health care professionals concluded the exception
for self-medication does not apply because consuming alcohol "does not treat
the disorder of alcoholism. Instead, drinking alcohol is a manifestation of
Not Too Early for
American Brands to Plan Cuban Strategy
U.S. consumer goods firms see Cuba as the last true white-space market for
opportunity over the next five to 10 years. wwd.com
Director posted for Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin reporting
to CFO, Madison, WI
The Asset Protection
Director will be responsible for the overall leadership of loss prevention,
security, safety, and compliance within the organization, insuring adherence
to company policies and procedures to safeguard company assets.
Looks like they hired a local search firm The QTI Group to manage the
Management - Security and Loss Prevention reposted for Saddle Creek
Logistics Services, in Lakeland, Fla.
May Same Store Sales
L Brands comp's
flat, total sales up 2%
Secret comp's down 1% -
First Time Ever Reported Decline
Bath & Body Works comp's up 2%
Fred's comp's down 0.4%, sales down 1%
Cato comps' down
2%, sales up 1%
The Buckle comp's down 11%, net sales down 10.4%
Quarterly Same Store
Ahold USA Q1 comp's excluding gas up 0.8%, sales up
4% (added 25 A&P stores)
Q3 comp's flat, net sales up 2.5%, online sales up 19%
retail segment comp's down 1.3%, total retail sales up 6.8%
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IC3 report: Criminals use email scams to steal $263M from U.S. companies
A report published by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) stated U.S.
companies lost $263 million as a result of cybercriminal groups' email scams in
2015. The report noted that email scams, referred to as "Business Email
Compromise" (BEC), caused the most significant losses for U.S. companies. The
Federal Bureau of Investigation received 7,838 BEC complaints with losses of
over $263 million. The IC3 report defines BEC as "a sophisticated scam targeting
businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly
perform wire transfer payments."
Court Clears Way for
Banks' Home Depot Data Breach Suit to Proceed
Judge Rejects Dismissal, Citing Security
A federal judge in
Georgia has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit filed by card issuers
against Home Depot over the retailer's massive 2014 payments breach to
proceed. In making the ruling, the judge noted the banks' allegations
regarding the retailer's security negligence appear to have merit.
The judge rejected most of Home Depot's motions to have various claims in
the lawsuit dismissed, clearing the way for the case to go to trial. The
issuers are seeking reimbursement from the retailer for breach-related
expenses, such as the cost of reissuing cards and reimbursing cardholders
for fraudulent transactions. They also seek declaratory relief for future
John Buzzard, a card fraud expert and the former head of
FICO's Card Alert Service, says the plaintiffs' apparent success in
convincing the court that Home Depot ignored warnings that its POS system
was vulnerable to attack could be the game-changer that sets this case
The plaintiff's more than portrayed Home Depot as grossly
negligent and seemingly uncaring prior to the actual breach," Buzzard says.
"The proverbial airing of the dirty laundry, so to speak, gives them
considerable leverage, I would think. This won't be a bad precedent at all
if it travels through the court system and a competent jury renders its
decision. This will be powerful regardless of the outcome. We all want to
see more definitive legal action, and this may very well be it." govinfosecurity.com
Security concerns rising for Internet of Things
Call it the Attack Vector of Things
That's a concern for any business due to how these devices are also
starting to show up at the corporate office for use in conference rooms,
executive suites, and even as a low-cost building security camera system
Experts claim the industry is not doing enough to protect these devices.
Craig Young, a cybersecurity researcher at
, says a big
part of the problem is that the firmware is not updated on a regular
one recent example
, researchers at the University of Michigan found they
were able to hack into the Samsung SmartThings platform and even control an
entire home automation system. The researchers were able to
eavesdrop on the PIN code used for a new install
business as the main IoT adopter. The costs are low, the gadgets are simple
to install, and they solve nagging problems (e.g., installing a motion
detector to find out how many people use a conference room during the day).
Even more critical problem is that many of the smaller IoT companies
have a small staff -- they do not even have security professionals working
for them, and they tend to use third-party electronics that may or may not
have been certified or even tested for security. The market is so new, the
main goal for now is to get these gadgets to market quickly.
Poor Security Thwarts
75% of Big Data Projects
analytics make up the new face of innovation for corporates-who hasn't heard
the term "Big Data," after all. But IT security challenges are getting in
the way of executing the vision of dynamic, usable, instantly accessible
data frameworks, with three-quarters (73%) of organizations reporting that
their business initiatives have been thwarted by data security gaps.
They're finding that data security challenges often have a negative
impact on their efforts; that 73% said that data security concerns have been
so worrisome that in many cases they've terminated their projects until
further notice. Even with multiple layers of security in place, less than
half of all respondents did not believe that their data was secure, with
only 47% of respondents confident that their sensitive data throughout their
organization was safe. infosecurity-magazine.com
Game of Drones is a form of aerial warfare
where drones fight to the death
The three-year-old sport has its own league and participants from
around the world. The rules are straightforward: Each drone starts off with
three points. You lose a point every time your drone hits the ground, and
the first to reach zero points loses.
Top Ransomware campaign
managers stand to make
this role, the manager is responsible for recruiting distributors and
malware development, which if their code skills are up to snuff, might
require just a few hours a week as far as effort goes. Ransomware is clearly
paying for Russian cybercriminals. As Ransomware as a Service campaigns
become more wide-spread and accessible to even low-level cybercriminals.
Tricks that ransomware
uses to fool you
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For over 50 years,
Controls has been working with retailers to reduce shrinkage caused by
shoplifting. Over that time, there has been an explosion of new products in the
consumer electronics and fashion-focused softlines industry. As
Executive VP U.S. Sales, tells us, Se-Kure Controls has kept pace with the
innovation, developing literally hundreds of innovative LP solutions over the
years, including 11 new products in 2015 alone. While all of their major
competitors source their products from Asia, Se-Kure Controls manufactures all
of theirs in the U.S., providing a quicker turnaround time for their customers.
LPNN Quick Take #9
An LPNN Co-MC who
needs no introduction, Hedgie Bartol,
Retail Business Development Manager for
Communications, comes bearing gifts in this Quick Take interview! Watch him
try to show Amber
how to use a "selfie stick."
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Amazon steps up pursuit of
merchants who pay for fake reviews
Amazon.com, which has
sued more than 1,000 parties for allegedly offering fake reviews for sale to
post on the retailer's website, is now going after merchants who it says paid
for false testimony.
In three cases filed with the American Arbitration
Association, Amazon accused third-party sellers operating on its site of
creating or paying for fake reviews of their products. A significant percentage
of the reviews for these merchants' products, Amazon says in the filing, were
from so-called "sock puppets," accounts of made-up people created to post
While the company maintains that only a small minority
of reviews are fake, it must show a lot of vigor in the courts in order to keep
unruly participants in its marketplace honest.
"Our goal is to eliminate
the incentives for sellers to engage in review abuse and shut down this
ecosystem around fraudulent reviews in exchange for compensation," the company
said in a statement.
New survey finds security is top priority for
84% of consumers say that
having 'safe and secure payments processing' in place is 'extremely important'
to them when it comes to paying for goods or services online. The finding comes
from a new survey carried out by internet payment service provider, Allied
Wallet, polling the views consumers from Australia, the US and the UK.
Having a 'quick and easy payments transaction process in place' was the next
highest priority, ranked by the vast majority of poll respondents as important
to their experience as an online consumer and rated as 'extremely important' by
nearly half of the sample (49%).
Online retailers held back
by identity and trust fears in sharing economy
"Trust & Identity in the Sharing Economy" report examines participation rates
and consumer attitudes to trusting strangers in peer-to-peer and sharing economy
transactions both in the UK and the US. For online marketplaces such as eBay or
Alibaba the message is clear - consumers want to be confident about who they are
transacting with. 45% of people using online marketplaces or auction sites won't
transact or are uncertain to transact without having assurance around the
identity of the other party in the transaction. The UK is more cautious; the
report found that the US consumer is nearly four times as likely to use an
online market place currently.
Online shoppers are
returning products in droves because of this one reason
Product descriptions & Customer service - the two
One of the greatest hurdles to
online shopping is that customers cannot actually see the product in person
before they buy it.
This fact places tremendous pressure on the retailer
to completely and accurately describe the product so that the
shopper knows what he or she is getting. This lack of consistency is having a
detrimental effect, as 42% of U.S. consumers have returned something they have
This problem is most pronounced among online apparel
retailers, as 25% of U.S. consumers have returned an item in the last year
because the product information provided did not match what they purchased. For
comparison, just 9% did the same with consumer electronics, and 7% did so for
In fact, 87% of consumers are unlikely to ever buy from
a retailer if they buy an item that did not have a correct product description.
This is not the only problem retailers are facing, as the quality of
customer service consumers experience through all channels (email, phone, etc.)
can significantly impact a retailer's bottom line. In fact, 66% of US consumers
are willing to spend more money with a company that provides them with excellent
Retailers ranked in
'Internet Retailer 2016 Europe 500' grew
web sales 16.8% ly
e-commerce growth for Europe and the U.S.
web sales in Europe reached 455.30 billion euros ($508.65 billion), up by 13.3%.
European e-commerce topped online sales in the United States, where web shoppers
spent $341.73 billion in 2015. U.S. web sales grew 14.6% from 2014.
Ulta's online sales surge
nearly 40% in Q1
(UPDATE) Dubuque, IA:
Federal Charge in 40 stores, 5 State
Four people accused of stealing from a Dubuque business face a federal charge of
being part of a shoplifting ring that stole nearly $50,000 in merchandise from
almost 40 stores in five states. The four suspects all of Chicago, were indicted
May 26 on a federal charge of conspiracy to transport stolen property in
interstate commerce. As a result of the indictment, Iowa District Court Judge
Michael Shubatt on Tuesday dismissed second- degree theft charges filed against
the four in Dubuque County. Court documents state Lawrence, West, Hall and Ware
went into Lowe's Home Improvement, on March 19 and shoplifted about $2,500 worth
of items from the store. A fifth person, Devin Dawson, also was indicted on the
federal charge. Dawson was not named as a participant in the Dubuque theft.
Federal court documents state the five conspired to steal from 38 home
improvement stores in Iowa Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. The thefts
took place from Feb. 5 to May 19.
Cressona, PA: Lottery winners - Store employees charged in theft of
Used to buy winning $1M Lotto Ticket
Pennsylvania police say a couple who helped steal more than $175,000 from a
grocery store where they worked used that money to buy a winning $1 million
lottery ticket from the same store. Police charged 51-year-old Joan Lechleitner,
her fiancé, 54-year-old Kerry Titus, and two others with stealing from the Agway
store in Cressona. Police say they rang up bogus returns and pocketed the money
from May 2011 until March 2016. Police say some stolen money was used to buy
lottery tickets, including the Cash 5 ticket worth more than $1 million on Sept.
11. Lottery officials say four winners split the prize, with Lechleitner winning
Springs, CO: Woman 'addicted to shoplifting' sentenced to 4 years in prison;
stole over $600,000 in jewelry
A $600,000 jewelry
theft in Colorado Springs led police to an unlikely culprit: a 67-year-old woman
with an out-of-control shoplifting habit. An El Paso County judge Wednesday
sentenced Patricia Cruz Eck to four years in prison after a plea for leniency by
her attorney, who said Eck's longtime struggles with mental illness include a
recent diagnosis of kleptomania. She successfully lobbied for the lightest
prison sentence available for what she called the "confounding" case of a woman
who is addicted to thieving. Eck, of Colorado Springs, averted a trial by
pleading guilty in April.
Upper Arlington, OH: Three
women arrested for stealing $3,300 in
Upper Arlington police nabbed three suspects last week who are accused of trying
to steal $3,300 worth of merchandise from a local eye services store. Three
Columbus women, ages 37, 22 and 20, were charged with shoplifting and failure to
comply with a no-trespass order May 24 after they allegedly attempted to steal
13 pairs of eyeglass frames from a store in the 1500 block of West Lane Avenue.
MI: One of 5 suspects in a Theft Ring entered
a plea deal
Angelina Hope Bonasera, 21, of Ypsilanti, pleaded guilty to first-degree retail
fraud and resisting police while two counts of resisting police were dismissed
under the plea deal. Green Oak Township police said the five suspects, including
Bonasera, were seen near the Kohl's at around 11 a.m. April 19. Their behavior
drew the attention of police, who pursued the suspects when they allegedly stole
an abundance of clothing and jewelry, which police later located in the
abandoned vehicle that they also learned had been stolen. Haley, McMullen and
DeJesus have each been charged with first-degree retail fraud and resisting
Memphis, TN: Additional
charges filed on Best Buy Drone Thief; now tied to additional Burglaries
31-year-old Andrew Kim faces additional charges in a burglary and vandalism last
month at Best Buy, in Memphis. The General Manager told officers that on May 1,
an unknown person pried open the Best Buy store's rear door, smashed a display
case and stole a DJI drone valued at $900. Damage to the store totaled $600. A
Shelby County Detective learned May 16 that Andrew Kim had been arrested in
Jackson on charges of burglarizing multiple businesses. Kim also faces burglary,
theft and vandalism charges in an April 22 break-in at Coffman's Furniture and
Appliances as well as a Jan. 5 break-in at Outdoors Inc.
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CA: Standoff with Police continues, two officers shot; Armed Gunman was stopped
behind AutoZone, then fled through a Safeway store to a nearby residence
A massive search for the man who authorities say shot two Fremont police
officers has turned into a tense all night standoff. A fire has broken out at
the home where police say the suspect is holed up. Police say they haven't heard
from the suspect since about 3:30 a.m. when his phone died. The incident began
yesterday afternoon when a Fremont police officer tried making a traffic stop on
this white truck behind an Auto Zone store. But the suspect backed into the
officers vehicle and shot the officer. The suspect, wearing an orange Giants
jersey took off running into a Safeway store. Then he went over a fence and onto
Roberts Avene where shots were fired again and a second officer was wounded.
TN: Police have asked the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a
Madison retail store at gunpoint
incident happened at a Walmart on Gallatin Pike. Officials with Metro Nashville
Police said a man walked into the store and approached customer service. At that
point, he pulled out a gun and demanded cash. From there, he reportedly fled the
scene and got away in an older SUV. Police said the suspect is described as an
African American male in his late 30s with orange dreadlocks. No one was hurt in
IN: Police Arrest 2 suspects in $150,000 Macy's Smash & Grab Jewelry Robbery at
Police have arrested two
people in connection to a theft at a northeast-side Macy's department store
where suspects smashed a jewelry display with an ax and stole inventory valued
at more than $150,000. David Weaver, 25, and Nicole Kight, 24, both of
Indianapolis, were arrested in late May by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police
Department officers after getting a pair of anonymous tips following the release
of surveillance footage of the incident. A few weeks later, police received two
anonymous tips that Weaver had been bragging about committing a burglary at
Macy's. Court documents said that the tipsters reported that Weaver was flashing
cash and trying to sell stolen jewelry to his coworkers.
Modesto, CA: Target Stroller
theft suspect had loaded gun in purse
A woman who
fought with a loss prevention officer at a Modesto Target store on Tuesday night
had a loaded gun in her purse, according to police. Around 7 p.m., the
26-year-old woman tried to walk out of the Target without paying for a stroller
and a blanket. The suspect physically assaulted a loss prevention officer who
confronted her, but the officer was able to detain her. Modesto police arrived
and searched the woman and her purse, where they found a loaded firearm. Amanda
Sanchez was arrested on suspicion of robbery and carrying a loaded firearm with
the intent to commit a felony.
Twentynine Palms, CA: Two
U.S. Marines accused in armed robberies
Marines are accused of committing at least three armed robberies across
Twentynine Palms Sunday and Monday nights.
DuDustin Smiley, 19, and Randall
Myrick, 18, were arrested Tuesday at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center,
according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Spokeswoman Cynthia
Bachman confirmed both suspects are active Marines. They're linked to three
robberies reported within a 24-hour period.
Fort Worth, TX: Police
seeking Target thief who pointed a rifle at employees
Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a lot of things from the West
7th District Target store and pointed a rifle at security personnel. On May 19,
the man entered the store, 301 Carroll Street, and was wearing extremely baggy
clothing and acting suspiciously, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.
The man left the store without paying for several items, including a pre-paid
cellphone. When store security tried to detain him, the man pulled out a rife,
hidden in his clothes, and pointed it at them, then ran.
Cook County, IL: Man
arrested in connection to a string of Armed Robberies; recently hit Shell and
A Tinley Park man has been charged in a
string of south suburban armed robberies, including a thwarted attempt at an Oak
Forest Shell station, prosecutors said Wednesday in court. Lamarkee Lewis, 20,
appeared before Cook County Judge Peter Felice on a charge of attempted armed
robbery. Lewis has also been charged with robbing the same 7-Eleven store twice
West Mifflin, PA: Walmart
Shoplifter arrested following Assault on the Store Manager; wanted for Burglary,
Auto Theft and Battery on his Mother
video showed Jacob Fisher attempting to steal eight CDs from the store. When he
exited the store, a loss prevention officer stopped Fisher and escorted him to
the office. When Fisher realized police were being called, he allegedly ran
toward the door. A struggle ensued between Fisher, the loss prevention officer
and a manager, which spilled into the lobby. At that time, Fisher allegedly
kicked the manager in the chest, ran out of the store. Police later arrested the
Las Vegas, NV: Early morning Armed Robbery at
McDonald's, no injuries reported
Las Vegas, NV: FBI Offers US $10,000 Reward
in Investigation of Armed Robbery of Jewelry Store
Kearney, NE: Keno Employee accused of
gambling while working, racking up $135,000 in debt
Thane, India: Police arrest 5 Contract
Employees at Amazon Distribution Center;
17 cell phones stolen
Johannesburg, South Africa: Supermarkets
are locking up or tagging Baby Formula;
heated customer reaction
Dinnington, Yorkshire, UK: Police search Aldi's for
5 Hours for Burglar in Air Vent...was never there
in the Gurnee Mills Mall, Gurnee, IL reported a Grab & Run on 6/1 of a Rolex
watch valued at $9,100
Piercing Pagoda in the Melbourne Square Mall,
Melbourne, FL reported a Grab & Run on 5/29, merchandise valued at $2,778
Montevideo, MN Woman recognizes Ex-Husband in
Robbery video on Facebook, turns him in
TN: Couple arrested for allegedly manufacturing 80 fake credit cards
The Kingston Police Department arrested a couple for allegedly manufacturing
around 80 counterfeit credit cards and gift cards in Kingston. Darren Wright and
Shari Williams were arrested for credit card manufacturing. Detectives said the
case started from a traffic stop that led officers to the Motel 6 in Kingston.
Officers say they smelled marijuana coming from the room and received consent to
search the room. Officials say during the search, they found marijuana and
around 80 credit and gift cards, a card reader, a machine used to punch numbers
on credit cards, and blank cards without names or numbers on them at the time.
Williams was allegedly in possession of a fake Maryland ID with the name of
Amanda Piper. The name was also on numerous credit cards.
Varyburg, NY: Traffic stop nets an identity
thief, fake id's and merchandise seized; wanted in Wisconsin on similar charges
Milford, DE: Police arrest suspect in
$1,400 Credit card fraud case
Sun, IN: Valley Supply hardware store on May 23 is ruled an Arson; all
merchandise and equipment were destroyed, no one was injured
Davis, CA: Police report a skimming device was
found at River City Bank in Davis
Wichita, KS: Skimming device discovered at
Mid American Credit Union
Beeville, TX: 2 Arrested in Skimming case,
Secret Service joins the Investigation
Card-skimming device found at local ATM in Davis,
Virginia Beach, VA - Reported skimming
incident at the Pungo Strawberry Festival, using
ABC Store - Semora, NC - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Twentynine Palms, CA - Armed Robbery
Getty Mart - Reading, PA - Shooting/ 1 killed
Git N Go - Des Moines, IA - Robbery
Jiffy Food - Easton, CA - Armed Robbery/ suspect
shot and killed
McDonald's - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
Motel 6 - Twentynine Palms, CA - Armed Robbery
Mr. Pickles - Granite Bay, CA - Robbery
Nothing Butt Smokes - Lubbock, TX - Burglary
Quik Mart - Moultrie, GA - Armed Robbery
Simply Wright - Spring Lake Township, MI - Armed
Sunny Pantry - Rockford, IL - Armed Robbery
Valero - Round Rock, TX - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Murphysboro, IL - Felony Theft
West Rogers Park Liquor - Chicago, IL - Shooting/ 1
Woodridge Vet's Liquor - Washington, DC - Shooting
7-Eleven - Denver, CO - Armed Robbery (East 11th)
7-Eleven - Denver, CO - Armed Robbery (East 16th)
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