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Carlos Martinez named Director of Security for Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino

Carlos was previously the District Loss Prevention Manager for Sears Holdings Management Corporation for over nine years before taking this new role. He's also held other loss prevention and security positions for JC Penney as District LP Manager and for WalMart as Corporate Security Manager. Congratulations Carlos!

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ORC Roundtable:
A National Update

Denny Dansak, Nelson Harrah,
Debra Lussier, Scott Sanford,
Tony Sheppard

Originally Published 9-22-14

In this national update on ORC, hear from five of the leading experts on this growing threat to the LP industry and the latest efforts to combat it.

Denny Dansak
, former Sr. Corp. Mgr. ORC, The Kroger Co.; Nelson Harrah, Dir. of ORC, Gap Inc.; Tony Sheppard, National Mgr., ORC Unit, CVS Caremark; Debra Lussier, Sr. Mgr., Investigations, The Home Depot; and Scott Sanford, former Dir. of Investigations & Training, Barnes & Noble Inc., discuss the link between online fraud and brick-and-mortar crimes, the impact of state ORC laws, and the mounting national effort of ORC associations that are helping to bridge the gap.

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Woman Pledges Allegiance to ISIS
Toronto, ON: Knife-wielding woman threatens people inside Canadian Tire
The RCMP's national security team and Toronto police are investigating after a woman was arrested and charged for threatening people with a knife at a Canadian Tire store in Toronto on Saturday. Police said in a release a woman walked to the paint section of the store with a golf club and began swinging it at employees and a customer while expressing support for the Islamic State group.

A source confirmed to Global News the incident took place at Scarborough's Cedarbrae Mall and the woman was reportedly wearing a niqab and a bandana adorned with what appeared to be a symbol for the so-called Islamic State group. Police said employees and customers managed to restrain the woman and contact police, when she pulled a "large knife" out from under her clothing.

The woman was restrained and police said the knife was "pried out of her hand" with the help of another store employee. The employee sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the scene.

When asked about the incident Tuesday evening, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said the public shouldn't be "concerned about safety in any way, shape or form. It was a very isolated situation and we have taken all the steps I believe necessary to make sure that we have kept the community and city safe."

The RCMP confirmed its Greater Toronto Area Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) continues to investigate the incident in partnership with Toronto police and there is "no outstanding risk to public safety." globalnews.ca

How Can Businesses Respond to an Active-Shooter Situation in the Workplace?
Workplace homicides are on the rise, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 417 cases in 2015 - a 2 percent increase from 2014 - and shootings rose by 15 percent, which was the first increase since 2012.

Employers should devote the time and resources necessary to prepare to respond to a crisis, Keck said. "You can never be fully prepared for a violent situation, but there are some things you can do to develop an effective disaster plan."

First, address company culture, he noted. Employers should create an environment where workers feel comfortable talking about their concerns - whether about co-workers, former employees, family members or acquaintances who may be abusive - and they should be prepared to act when those concerns are aired, Keck said.

It's important for businesses to set up a crisis management team, said Luther Wright Jr., an attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Nashville. HR, security, maintenance and information technology professionals should be on the team. Leaders from all these areas of the business can come together and use their expertise to develop a program for the organization, Wright said. shrm.org

Responding to Robberies
CVS rolls out time-lock safes for controlled substances in Ohio

CVS Pharmacy said the safes deter robberies by delaying the time it takes for employees to be able to open it, requiring a code that triggers a wait time before unlocking the safe. It said all locations with time-delay safe will feature high-visibility signage to prevent on-demand access to controlled substance narcotics.

"Pharmacy robberies are a challenging issue for every pharmacy and we are committed to doing all we can to reduce the number of pharmacy robbery incidents in the Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton markets," CVS Pharmacy area VP Alisa Ulrey said. "We believe that time delay safes, combined with other security policies and procedures in place at our stores, will help drastically reduce these incidents and ensure that our stores remain a safe environment for shopping and filling prescriptions." drugstorenews.com

Project 'Green Light' "a smashing success"
Detroit May Force Businesses To Share Surveillance Real Time

Detroit police and city officials are drafting an ordinance that would make it mandatory for all venues that serve customers after 10 p.m. to join Project Green Light, a program that allows officers to monitor businesses' high-definition video feeds in real time.

All businesses open that late -from party stores and gas stations to sports stadiums like Comerica Park and venues like the Fox Theatre- would be subject to the ordinance if it's passed, police said.

Police report double-digit reductions in violent crime at businesses that have enrolled in Project Green Light, and they hope the ordinance will result in similar drops in crime citywide. Others insist it would be government overreach to force businesses to join the program, raising privacy concerns and questioning whether such a broad ordinance would be legal.

Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey, who is spearheading the proposal, said he hopes to have the ordinance ready for a council vote within three months.

Detroit in 2014 enacted the Gas Station Ordinance, which required gas stations to install video cameras. Spivey, who introduced that proposal, said his most recent proposal would override that statute.

During the first few months after Project Green Light's launch on Jan. 1, 2016, police reported a 40 percent reduction in violent crime at participating businesses. detroitnews.com

Macy's Sues Burlington, Ex-Exec. Over Trade Secrets
Macy's Not Backing Off Exec Non-compete Over Burlington Job

Macy's Inc. accused its rival Burlington Stores Inc. and one of its former executive vice presidents in Ohio federal court Monday of taking confidential and proprietary trade secret information that provides a valuable commercial advantage in the competitive retail industry.

Macy's sued Burlington Stores and Kristen Cox, the former executive vice president and regional director of stores for the north central region. Cox resigned from Macy's in April to take a job as a senior vice president of stores at the off-price retailer, with which Macy's says it directly competes for traffic from bargain shoppers at both its traditional department stores and at its Macy's Backstage stores.

According to the complaint, Burlington and Cox were both aware that she was subject to a contract containing noncompete, nonsolicitation and confidential information provisions when the job offer was extended and accepted, and she was informed that Macy's would enforce its terms as soon as she submitted her resignation, but they proceeded anyway.

When Cox left Macy's, the complaint said, she took copies of documents concerning Macy's floor-planning strategies and a financial report with detailed sales information, and she printed out the latter after she had announced her resignation.

Also after resigning, she saved and downloaded documents containing information about Macy's financial performance, product and brand trends, consumer preferences and assessments of the effectiveness of Macy's business strategies to her iPhone, her husband's laptop and an iPad, even though "she had no right to take them," according to the complaint.

Macy's also noted that the language of the non-compete signed by Cox includes an admission that she was to be "exposed" to trade secrets and confidential information and that she would not accept a position with a competitor for 24 months after exiting the company.

As for Burlington's role in Cox's alleged contract breach, Macy's claims that the retailer was fully aware of the terms of her employment and twice attempted to "persuade" Macy's "not to enforce its contractual rights."

Macy's is additionally seeking a temporary restraining order on Cox joining Burlington, where she was supposed to start June 5, arguing that doing so is a direct violation of her employment and non-compete agreements. law360.com wwd.com

Sycamore's Cash Cow - Dollar Tree's Raiding Ground
Sycamore - Dollar Express, Dollar Tree: Battling Claims Valued at $50 Million
Each filed claims against the other that include allegations of fraud

Dollar Tree stores and Dollar Express - are now battling out claims that could be worth more than $50 million.

Sycamore bought the 323 stores from Family Dollar to help them merge with Dollar Tree. The two entered into an agreement for certain goods and services, but legal documents suggest that the relationship went downhill from there.

Dollar Tree Inc. and Family Dollar filed a lawsuit last week against Dollar Express and Sycamore. Dollar Express and Sycamore also last week fired a volley with a lawsuit of its own.

Dollar Tree's complaint alleged that the private equity firm, Sycamore, began siphoning some of the cash from Dollar Express and failed to meet the terms of the funding commitment, which in turn "guaranteed that Dollar Express would be unable to become self-sustaining or meet its financial obligations." It also said Sycamore applied for FTC permission, which it received, to sell the stores to Dollar General since it intended to liquidate the Dollar Express operation.

From Sycamore's point of view, as detailed in its lawsuit, the private equity firm charged that Dollar Tree and Family Dollar breached the contract, in part by opening 45 competing Family Dollar branded stores in the same local trade areas as its divested stores, and are planning another 70 more competing locations. The lawsuit also charged that certain employees were poached before the private equity firm acquired the stores, leaving it with underqualified store managers.

Sycamore selling to Dollar General deal will be complete during this month. wwd.com

Where AT&T stands following 'largest national retail strike in US history'
Last month, more than 37,000 AT&T workers walked off the job in what the Communication Workers of America called "likely the largest national retail strike in US history." About two and a half weeks later, talks related to the strike are ongoing, although the Dallas telco has come to terms with a portion of the workers.

But that leaves another 20,000 strikers - about 7.5 percent of AT&T's workforce - yet to reach terms on a deal. bizjournals.com

Sears store closures for 2017 now pushing 250
Sears is closing an additional 66 stores on top of the 180 closures already announced this year. Among the new round of planned closures are 49 Kmart and 17 Sears stores.

Business Insider on Tuesday published a list of 72 new store closures, including 49 Kmart stores, 16 Sears stores and seven auto centers.

With store closures for the year now at just under 250, Sears has nearly halved its store footprint since 2012, from 2,019 then to fewer than 1,200 this year once all planned closures are made. The company this year also sold its popular Craftsman tools line to Black and Decker for $900 million and has begun outsourcing its Kenmore home appliance brand. retaildive.com

Former US spy chief calls for 'filtering' of social media
As governments around the world face the ongoing threat of extremism, former US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says tech companies have a social "responsibility" to take better care of what appears on their platforms. He added that companies should go as far as filtering their feeds and opening encryption access to law enforcement. cnet.com

Registration Now Open for 2017 ISCPO Conference
Early Bird Rates Available until June 25th

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is pleased to announce that its annual conference is open for registration at ISCPO.org. The conference will be held September 12-13, 2017 in Dallas, TX where ISCPO members and LP professionals will hear from industry veterans and get the latest trends in supply chain security, industry theft, global trends, and investigation.

This year's conference will focus on innovation and the changing landscape of LP and supply chain security. "We're all hearing about retail's challenges and its significant impact on the global supply chain. Global threats, cyber security, and omnichannel distribution are also disrupting and transforming our industry," says Rod Fulenwider, ISCPO Chairman. "As LP and security professionals, we need to be proactive in leading security transformation within our organizations. By coming together, we can share knowledge and best practices so that we can protect our brands, people, and goods."

Individuals can register online at here. Early bird rates available (20% off regular rate available) until June 25, 2017. iscpo.org

Meijer plans for first small-format grocery store

PetSmart plans less than 5% of HQ jobs cut in Phoenix

J.C. Penney to open dorm shops in 500 stores

Bebe negotiates with landlords avoids Bankruptcy - Closing all stores

Joe's Crab Shack chain files for bankruptcy

US Justice Department opposes Wells Fargo on whistle-blower suit

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results

At Home Group Q1 comp's up 5.8%, net sales up 23%
Canada's Dollarama Q1 comp's up 4.6%, sales up 10%
Claire's Stores Q1 consolidated comp's up 4.4%, N.A. comp's up 0.3%, Europe comp's up 13%, net sales flat
Lands' End Q1 comp's up 2.1%, net revenue down 1.8%
Village Super Market Q3 comp's up 1.1%, sales up 1%

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   Title: Criminal Minds - Inside Organized Retail Crime
   Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
   Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
   Duration: 1 hour


Organized Retail Crime (ORC) is a multi-level criminal operation targeting retail stores and warehouses. Many of the goods that retailers have on their shelves today are being targeted as they can easily be resold on the black market. This webinar is designed for businesses to gain insights on what you can do to combat organized retail crime.

You'll learn:

   ●  The business of ORC
   ●  Criminal tactics from real-life stories
   ●  The importance of law enforcement and businesses becoming allies

Featured Speakers



Rite Aid Asset Protection Finds Early Success
With Agilence's 20/20 Data Analytics

In retail security, maintaining consistent levels of effectiveness and reliability require constant vigilance to stay one step ahead of the con artist. This is especially true in highly sensitive quarters - areas handling cash, confidential trade secrets or controlled substances.

Agilence understands this challenge; since 2013 the company's primary product, 20/20 Data Analytics, has emerged as an industry leader in loss prevention. In its earliest iteration, the platform operated solely as an exception-based reporting tool, says Derek Rodner, vice president of product strategy and development.

"Originally, the platform took in data from points of sale and other systems capable of enabling clients to build queries, dashboards and other tools to identify losses occurring at the point of sale," he says.

By sifting through huge quantities of data and identifying the anomalies, attention could be directed to discerning and dealing with the underlying issue.

Rodner says losses can stem from various sources: operational (often the result of inadequate employee training), systemic (in-stock items that are either missing or mispriced in the POS data files) or fraud - initiated by employees or customers.

In January of 2016 the company released its 2.0 version, which exponentially expanded 20/20's usefulness. Based on input received from customers, the new edition introduced tools to aggregate data from other areas of operation: human resources, cash office, inventory, etc. By linking together these semi-autonomous modules, users can spot trends and identify the root causes of losses.

In 2016 Rite Aid adopted 20/20 Data Analytics as the security software in its pharmacies. A major player in the retail pharmacy industry, the company operates 4,560 locations in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

Previously Rite Aid used a combination of several systems, including in-house applications involving Microsoft Access using structured query language. Beginning in 2015, various third parties including vendors began using incompatible software, making a comprehensive update necessary.

Because they routinely handle controlled substances, pharmacies present several unique security-related challenges. Pharmacy operation also requires the use of several independent systems: POS, inventory (which must perform ongoing "cycle counts"), adjudication to perform proper billing of insurance providers and "fill" programs to accurately dispense the needed medications.

Deployment of 20/20 at Rite Aid is in its infancy, but early results demonstrate its versatility and effectiveness.

"We are just now releasing the solution to our field leaders, but test runs during late-stage development are very encouraging as 20/20 was able to quickly identify potential losses due to diversion, plus procedural and operation errors," says Brandan Mehaffie, Rite Aid's director of pharmacy asset protection. "By having all necessary data in one application with drill-down capability, field investigators who are not analysts now have such capabilities at the click of a button." stores.org

#Infosec17 Blockchain Could Be Next 'Cybersecurity Frontier' by 2025
Blockchain could represent the 'next frontier' in cybersecurity as early as 2025, although newcomers should be aware that there are currently significant risks associated with the technology, according to KPN CISO, Jaya Baloo.

The distributed ledger tech is already being used by major technology providers like IBM, where it's being touted as a great way to build trust between parties and devices in the IoT world, and to reduce the risk of collusion and tampering. infosecurity-magazine.com

The more connected consumer is, the greater their concern about financial safety
This was according to a new study, "How We Will Pay," from Visa and pymnts.com. Their top concerns: data privacy, (more than 75%), and order verification and accuracy (69%). chainstoreage.com

RFID Journal Announces LIVE! 2017 Highlights
Some 3,000 industry professionals from around the world came together at RFID Journal LIVE! 2017, the world's premier conference and exhibition focused on radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications.

LIVE! 2017, RFID Journal's 15th annual event, was held on May 9-11 at Arizona's Phoenix Convention Center. The event featured eight industry-specific and technical conference tracks, as well as eight in-depth preconference seminars and workshops, four post-conference seminars, the 2017 RFID Journal Awards, fast-track training provided by RFID4U and RFID Professional Institute certification. LIVE! was also co-located with the IEEE RFID 2017 event. The exhibit hall featured more than 200 of the industry's leading technology firms, from 25 countries.

See more photos and video coverage from the event. rfidjournalevents.com


LCBO Employees Picketing at Woodbridge, Ontario store, possible strike looming
A half of dozen members of the Ontario Public Service Employees' Union (OPSEU) holding signs and waving a flag drew customers' attention to a number of labour concerns including job security and the use of casual workers.

They also warned customers that LCBO management is "pushing a privatization agenda" which would make it easier to expand the private sale of alcohol, putting at risk $2.4 billion in annual revenue used to pay for provincial services.

With the union and the LCBO in the middle of labour negotiations, OPSEU employees are holding information pickets are liquor stores across the province.  yorkregion.com

Ex-engineer not guilty of criminal negligence in deadly Elliot Lake mall collapse
An Ontario judge in Sault Ste. Marie acquitted Robert Wood Thursday.

A discredited former engineer who declared an Ontario mall structurally sound just weeks before its deadly collapse five years ago was acquitted of criminal negligence on Thursday. While critical of how Robert Wood conducted himself, Superior Court Justice Edward Gareau in Sault. Ste. Marie, Ont., nevertheless found insufficient evidence to convict him.

Wood had pleaded not guilty to two counts of criminal negligence causing the deaths of Lucie Aylwin, 37, and Doloris Perizzolo, 74, who died in the rubble.

On June 23, 2012, part of the rooftop parking garage at the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ont., crashed into the shopping area below.  thestar.com

Nominate a Security Director who's making a difference!
The Security Director of the Year program recognizes security directors who are making a difference in their organizations, their peer groups and in their communities. Last year, Pat Patton received the award for her outstanding career and instrumental role in bringing greater awareness to the issue of sexual violence on campuses. If you know a security director like Pat, we want to hear from you.

Nominate for Security Director of the Year today! Submissions close July 28!  canadiansecuritymag.com

Ikea Canada on target to double stores by 2025

Canada's Dollarama beats profit estimates, shares hit record

Canada Goose sales jump 22 percent in first two retail stores in Toronto & NYC

FICO survey: more than one-third of Canadian firms without cybersecurity insurance


Security Summit Canada
June 14-15, 2017

Security Summit Canada is a unique security conference that brings together security professionals to learn, network and work together to map out the future of Canada's security industry.

Attendees at Security Summit Canada will gain access to global security experts and will participate in the exchange of essential industry intelligence they can use to to grow their security business and/or improve the security of the organization they are tasked to protect.

Why Should You Attend?
- Learn about the latest industry trends from security experts
- Network with fellow security professionals from across Canada
- Discover how the financial markets view the security industry
- Find out how cyber security and IoT is impacting the security of Canadians
- Gain insights on how security companies are being valued
- Discover the latest threats impacting Canadian businesses and consumers

For more information and registration click here


Edmonton, ON: Man dies after being found with gunshot wounds at strip mall
Officers and emergency crews were called to a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40th Street in the Clareview neighbourhood at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

There they found 28-year-old Justin Nicholas Allen lying on the ground, suffering from gunshot wounds. The man was rushed to hospital but later died.

Officers and emergency crews were on the scene for much of the morning, where a large section of the strip mall parking lot had been cordoned off with police tape, and a canine team could be seen patrolling the area. cbc.ca

Peel, ON: $200,000 in jewelry stolen from 747 Flea Market, 3 men used sledgehammer
Peel Regional Police are asking for help finding the three brazen bandits who escaped with $200,000 in jewelry after using a sledgehammer to smash a Brampton flea market display case Sunday, June 4.

The "smash-and-grab" robbery happened around 2:30 p.m. at the 747 Flea Market. No one was reported injured.

Police said three men approached a vendor and smashed a glass display case with a sledge hammer before taking trays of jewelry. Some shoppers described the noise as sounding like an explosion. Others believe gunshots had been fired, and that was the initial report to police, but officers later confirmed they did not find any evidence that a gun had been fired. bramptonguardian.com

North Bay, ON: Walmart shoplifting ring busted, thieves used equipment
to block scanners

Police in North Bay have broken up a three-person shoplifting ring that was targeting the local Walmart location in the city. Three people have been charged with attempted theft and theft over $5,000.

Back in April, video surveillance recorded three people stealing razors, razor blades and oral hygiene products. Police said the alleged thieves were using electronic equipment that blocked scanners at the store exits. Last week, the same people returned to the store and attempted to conceal items. Walmart Security recognized two of trio and they were arrested by police on Highway 11, after leaving the store. ctvnews.com

Update: Teen charged in 2015 Edmonton Mac's stores murders will go to trial in July
The youth charged in the 2015 Mac's convenience store shootings will be on trial this summer. His trial will begin July 4 and is expected to take just under two weeks.

The teen, who was 13 when he was charged, cannot be named because of his age. He is now 15. He's facing numerous charges, including two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the shootings that killed two employees Dec. 18, 2015. If convicted, he would face the maximum 10-year sentence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Only six of that would be served in custody. globalnews.ca

Winnipeg, MB: Stolen car crashes into convenience store & Canada Post truck

Barrie, ON: Pair wanted in relation to string of Walmart thefts; Four in 6 months

Update: Hamilton, ON: Two arrested in May pharmacy robbery

Update: Kitchener, ON: Arrest made in convenience store robbery

Robberies and Burglaries 

ABC Exchange Jewellery & Cash - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery
Pioneer Gas Bar - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery
Undisclosed business - Prince Albert, SK - Armed Robbery

Undisclosed business - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery
Undisclosed gas station - Brampton, ON - Armed Robbery
Ziter Pharmacy - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

Wal-Mart Counterfeit Problem
Most analysis of online retail counterfeit sales focuses on the e-commerce giants. That means figures get pointed at Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has one of the largest online retail businesses in the world. That means counterfeit products have become a major challenge.

Some say Wal-Mart has not done enough to check the abuses. According to The Counterfeit Report:
Walmart has a counterfeit problem. Both Walmart, and third-party sellers Walmart allows to list on Walmart's website, are selling counterfeit products.

Unknown to many consumers, Walmart allows outside third-party sellers to list and sell products on Walmart's website. Alarmingly, counterfeit products appear right next to authentic items conveying Walmart's endorsement and the illusion they are from Walmart.

The Counterfeit Report goes on to give examples of fake memory cards.

All the major e-commerce sites have methods whereby counterfeits can be reported, and supposedly removed. Critics say these are little more than band-aides because the number of counterfeit goods on sale at any given time stretches into the thousands. The e-commerce sites do not have the capacity to police such a significant problem, at least at a level they are willing to afford. 247wallst.com

Kount Wins 2017 CNP Awards Customer Choice for Best Antifraud Solution
Kount, a leading innovator of solutions for fraud and risk management, today announced that Kount has been named the CNP Awards' Customer Choice winner for Best Antifraud Solution.

Presented at the 2017 CNP Expo in Orlando where card-not-present companies and solutions are recognized for their notable contributions and innovations in the space, the award recognized Kount Central, the company's leading solution specifically for online payment service providers. Kount, which has snagged a CNP trophy every year since the award's inception in 2012, is joined by other honorees, including Ingenico, Vantiv, and BluePay.

"Like death and taxes, Kount winning a CNP Award has become a certainty," wrote CardNotPresent.com. "The company garnered the Customer Choice Award for Best Antifraud Solution for the third year in a row and has won either a Customer Choice or Judges Choice award every year of the CNP Awards' existence."

"Providing top quality products and solutions to our customers is by-and-large the most important goal of our business," said Bradley Wiskirchen, CEO of Kount. "It's an honor to be recognized at the CNP Awards as the Customer's Choice for Best Antifraud solution. It not only indicates that we are the go-to solution for businesses at the frontline of fraud, but also reinvigorates our company to continue developing better and more efficient methods to prevent fraud in the card-not-present space and providing the most cutting-edge solutions for payment protection to our customers that we can." prweb.com

Amazon cuts Prime membership fees for low-income shoppers

Amazon wins top 2017 Internet Retailer Excellence Award

Charleston, SC: Two suspects stole 10 purses from Gucci; 2nd hit in 4 months
For the second time in four months, thieves have made off with expensive purses from the Gucci store in Charleston. An employee at the Market Street store had just opened the front doors when two males came around the front display counter and proceeded to take the purses off the shelves. The purses stolen Tuesday morning were worth somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000, according to a Charleston Police. postandcourier.com

Columbia, SC: Deputies searching for 3 Suspects in $7,000 Credit Card fraud
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is asking for the community's help in finding three suspects wanted for fraud. According to Lott, the suspect used cloned credit cards to buy approximately $7,000 worth of liquor and wine at the Sam's Wine and Spirits. wach.com

Louisville, KY: Man steals $2,500 in merchandise through hole in garden center fence; caught on 2nd attempt
A man is facing a theft charge after police said he stole merchandise from a Wal-Mart on Outer Loop by cutting a hole in the fencing of the garden center. Walter Paris Jr. took merchandise that was valued at $985.83. Paris had to cut a hole in the fence that was big enough to push a shopping cart through. A vehicle, with an unknown driver, picked up Paris and the merchandise. Paris returned to the store the next day where he was arrested by Louisville Metro Police. On this day he had left the store with merchandise valued at $1,425. whas11.com

Independence, MO: Lowe's Shoplifter Attempts Carjacking
before being Subdued by Bystanders

Tony Taylor, 44, is charged with 1st degree robbery and armed criminal action. On Monday, Taylor entered Lowe's and walked out with a cart full of $987.59 in merchandise without paying. When a loss prevention officer confronted Taylor outside the store and grabbed his shopping cart, the suspect pulled out a knife. Taylor grabbed a tool kit out of the cart and fled through the parking lot still holding the knife when a customer attempted to block him. Taylor grabbed the customer by the neck, then dropped the tool kit and let go of the customer and continued running through the parking lot. The suspect then reportedly ran to the gas pumps at Costco and attempted to enter two occupied vehicles. He pulled a woman from her car at knifepoint. Taylor tried to lock the doors, but the woman still had the key fob with her. She unlocked the doors and several bystanders physically subdued Taylor until police arrived. fox4kc.com

Hempfield, PA: Couple charged with selling stolen merchandise
Jared Pears, 37, and Rebecca M. Mittelmeier, 25 were charged by Hempfield Township police with conspiracy to commit retail theft, felony retail theft and receiving stolen property. Hempfield police said they were called following a stop by a store employees; $273 in merchandise was recovered. They had on them property that had been stolen the same day from a store in Greenville. Police said they discovered more than $5,700 in merchandise stolen from several stores at the couple's home. Pears and Mittelmeier are believed to have stolen merchandise from several stores in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio and sold some of the items online. sharonherald.com

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Recent Sentencings and Updates

Update: St Augustine, FL: Teen who Shot and Killed Store Clerk sentenced to Two Life terms
Sergio Morgan-Wideman has been sentenced to two life sentences for a 2015 armed robbery where he shot and killed a store clerk in St. Augustine. In 2015, Wideman went into Tobacco and Beverage Express Store and demanded money be put into a bag. He held the clerk, Malav Desai, 29, at gunpoint and forced him to the ground. He later shot him in the head. Wideman was just 15 years old at the time of this murder. firstcoastnews.com

Update: Burnsville, MN: Man Pleads Guilty To Murder Dollar Tree Shootings
Grant Hendrickson, 28, pled guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder with intent to kill and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting death Donald Hortsch and attempted murder of a 27-year-old man. The incident happened just after noon on Nov. 7, 2016. Authorities say Hendrickson walked into the Dollar Tree Store and shot two men. He was caught nearby minutes later, with the help of witnesses. cbslocal.com

Update: Crossville, TN: Burger King robbery suspect going to trial; "page and a half" criminal history

Robberies & Thefts

Lakewood, CO: Two Arrested in Gun store Smash & Grab
Dispatchers said Officers responded to The Gun Room around 3 a.m. after someone drove a car through the store's front doors. When officers arrived at the store, the car was still there but there were no suspects in sight. An interior gate had stopped the car from going all the way through and the suspects were unable to enter the store. Police determined the car to be stolen and started checking nearby gun stores. Shortly after 4 a.m., an officer spotted two vehicles drive into the parking lot of Green Mountain Guns and a man got out of one of the vehicles and pulled on the front doors. Officers approached the vehicles and took two people into custody. Officers said both vehicles had been reported stolen. thedenverchannel.com

Atlanta, GA: Five indicted in theft of credit cards from airport baggage
Five Georgia residents have been indicted in an alleged theft ring that stole credit cards from mail held in baggage loading areas at the Atlanta airport and used them to obtain cash advances. Two suspects were arraigned Tuesday on federal charges of wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, and aggravated identity theft, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney John Horn. bizjournals.com

Allentown, PA: Members of an Allentown drug ring who used a stolen prescription pad to wrote oxycodone prescriptions were recently charged, according to the Sate Attorney General's office
The group of 13 illegally filled oxycodone prescriptions, which equaled a street value of $54,000. The ring leader of the group, used prescription pad stolen from St. Luke's Orthopedic Specialists to write the fraudulent prescriptions. The other 12 filled the prescriptions and joined Huggins in selling the drugs in the Lehigh valley area. pennlive.com

Atlanta, GA: Robber deemed "Armed and Dangerous" arrested; string of robberies in Mobile County

Kay Jewelers in the Ontario Mills, Ontario, CA reported a Grab & Run on 6/4, Rolex valued at $30,800

UK: Birmingham, England: Robber plunges into canal during high speed police chase; wanted in 50 Pub Robberies

Fire & Arson

Charlotte, NC: Part of mall evacuated early Wednesday for fire

Chicago, IL: Famsa Furniture destroyed by fire, investigation into the blaze continues


Battery Sales and Service - Jackson, MS - Armed Robbery
Beer Depot - Pewaukee, WI - Burglary
Cumberland Farms - Warwick, RI - Armed Robbery
Cycle World - Houma, LA - Burglary
Exxon - Spotsylvania, VA - Armed Robbery
Fast Track Wireless - Auburn, NY - Robbery
Mattress Firm - Westchester County, NY - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Cockrell Hill, TX - Armed Robbery
Pawn Shop - Victorville, CA - Armed Robbery / suspect shot & wounded by employee
Security Loan - Raytown, MO - Armed Robbery
Sprint - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
Sunoco - Spotsylvania, VA - Armed Robbery
The Gun Room - Lakewood, CO - Burglary
Verizon - Mount Prospect, IL - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Newburgh, NY - Armed Robbery
Vons - Westminster, CA - Armed Robbery
Zip Foods - Porter, IN - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Hopewell, VA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
15 robberies
1 shootings
0 killed

Jonason Hawkins
named Loss Prevention Investigator for The Home Depot.

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