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Facial Recognition Taking Center Stage - An Industry Milestone
With facial recognition tools, do benefits outweigh privacy concerns?
Facial recognition 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 Group.

"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."

Walmart 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 center stage. nrf.com

"U.S. Senator wants Wal-Mart to review security procedures, reduce
cop burden"

U.S. Senator Bob Casey is calling on Wal-Mart to review its security procedures 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 security measures. lehighgvalleylive.com

"Wal-Mart on police call volume: 'We know we can do better'"
New "More at the Door" Customer Host position reduces calls

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 protocol.
 
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."

Jones said 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.

The pilot 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.

The program 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.

Pohatcong Township 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 high volume.

"We are confident in the work done so far," she said. "But we know we can do better, and we will." lehighvalleylive.com

"In some cases, the sale of counterfeit goods can help fuel terrorism"
Counterfeits, Knockoffs, Replicas: Parsing the Legal Implications
In 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 identical.
• 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." wwd.com

Counterfeit Beauty Products Up 25%, According to ICE
ICE Takes Down Multi-State NYC based Counterfeit Ring
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.

The 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. wwd.com

Axis buys 2N audio company
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 Republic.

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.

Audio and intercom are important components of an intelligent security system, Fredrik Nilsson, Axis GM Americas, told Security Systems News in an email interview.

"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. securitysystemsnews.com

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. financialpost.com

Alcohol-Related 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 the disorder." oshatoday.com

Not Too Early for American Brands to Plan Cuban Strategy
Some 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

Asset Protection 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 search. qtigroup.com

Director, Risk Management - Security and Loss Prevention reposted for Saddle Creek Logistics Services, in Lakeland, Fla.


May Same Store Sales Results
L Brands comp's flat, total sales up 2%
     Victoria's 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 Sales Results
Ahold USA Q1 comp's excluding gas up 0.8%, sales up 4% (added 25 A&P stores)
Costco Q3 comp's flat, net sales up 2.5%, online sales up 19%
Conn's Q1 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." scmagazine.com

Court Clears Way for Banks' Home Depot Data Breach Suit to Proceed
Judge Rejects Dismissal, Citing Security Negligence Allegations

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 breaches.

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 apart.

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 devices
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 Tripwire, says a big part of the problem is that the firmware is not updated on a regular basis.

In 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.

BI names 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. csoonline.com

Poor Security Thwarts 75% of Big Data Projects
Information and 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. cio.com

Top Ransomware campaign managers stand to make
$90k annually

In 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. csoonline.com

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Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016 



For over 50 years, Se-Kure 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 Mike Campbell, 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.
 


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An LPNN Co-MC who needs no introduction, Hedgie Bartol, Retail Business Development Manager for Axis 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 gushing comments.

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. seattletimes.com

New survey finds security is top priority for online consumers
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%). retailrisk.com

Online retailers held back by identity and trust fears in sharing economy
The "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. retailrisk.com

Online shoppers are returning products in droves because of this one reason
Product descriptions & Customer service - the two biggest turn-offs

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 purchased online.

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 household goods.

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 customer service. businessinsider.com

Retailers ranked in 'Internet Retailer 2016 Europe 500' grew
web sales 16.8% ly

Topping overall e-commerce growth for Europe and the U.S.

Overall 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. internetretailer.com

Ulta's online sales surge nearly 40% in Q1

 

(UPDATE) Dubuque, IA: Federal Charge in 40 stores, 5 State
Shoplifting Conspiracy

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. thonline.com

Cressona, PA: Lottery winners - Store employees charged in theft of
over $175,000
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 $261,905. sfgate.com

Colorado 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. gazette.com

Upper Arlington, OH: Three women arrested for stealing $3,300 in
eyeglass frames

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. thisweeknews.com

Brighton, 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 police. livingstondaily.com

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. jacksonsun.com

 

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Shootings and Standoffs

Fremont, 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. abc7news.com

Nashville, TN: Police have asked the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a Madison retail store at gunpoint
The 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 the robbery. newschannewschannel5.com


Robberies and Thefts

Indianapolis, IN: Police Arrest 2 suspects in $150,000 Macy's Smash & Grab Jewelry Robbery at Glendale Mall
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.
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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. modbee.com

Twentynine Palms, CA: Two U.S. Marines accused in armed robberies
Two 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. desertsun.com

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. star-telegram.com

Cook County, IL: Man arrested in connection to a string of Armed Robberies; recently hit Shell and 7-Eleven 
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 in Homewood. patch.com

West Mifflin, PA: Walmart Shoplifter arrested following Assault on the Store Manager; wanted for Burglary, Auto Theft and Battery on his Mother
Surveillance 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 suspect. pittsburgh.cbslocal.com


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

Kay Jewelers 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


Credit Card Fraud

Kingston, 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. local8now.com

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



Arson

Rising Sun, IN: Valley Supply hardware store on May 23 is ruled an Arson; all merchandise and equipment were destroyed, no one was injured


Skimming

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, CA

Virginia Beach, VA - Reported skimming incident at the Pungo Strawberry Festival, using
mobile ATM


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 Robbery
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 killed
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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