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  June 9, 2015


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Troy Porteus was named National Director of Loss Prevention for Town Shoes of Canada. 
Troy was previously the Market Loss Prevention Manager for Walmart Canada and had been there for over two years. He also worked at HBC as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager where he started his loss prevention career. Troy brings over twenty years of experience in this field to Town Shoes of Canada. Congratulations Troy!

Ty Haynie was named Corporate Loss Prevention Manager for Kroger. 
Ty joined the G.O. team on Monday, June 8, and will report directly to Karl Langhorst. In his role as Corporate Loss Prevention Manager, Ty will be responsible for loss prevention functions and related support to all G.O. campus locations. He will partner with other departments (Law department, Human Resources, CIS, etc.) in conducting investigations, evaluating and making recommendations on physical security equipment and issues, and will be the primary liaison with NSG Building Management, law enforcement, etc., for issues related to loss prevention and security for the G.O. campus. Ty has been a District Loss Prevention Manager in the Delta division for the last 5 years. Prior to coming to Kroger, Ty spent 6 years in Loss Prevention roles with Lowes Home Improvement and 6 years with Wal-Mart prior to Lowes. Ty received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, AR. Congratulations Ty!

Katherine Jurkas was promoted to Regional Director of Asset Protection for Rite Aid.
Katherine has held leadership positions in several top retailers in preparation for this role including Home Depot, the Walt Disney Company and most recently was an Asset Protection District Manager with Rite Aid. Katherine attended Grand Valley State University and completed her education with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration at the University of Phoenix. Congratulations Katherine!

Steve Hamilton was named Regional Director of Asset Protection for Rite Aid.
Steve started his Loss Prevention career in 2000 at Sears while attending CCBC Essex Campus. Steve brings with him a wealth of knowledge in Loss Prevention/Asset Protection and Retail Store Operations from his roles as Loss Prevention Manager, Assistant Manager, opening a new store and Market/District Asset Protection Manager with Walmart and most recently Target. Congratulations Steve!

Erin Walker-DeCastro was promoted to Sr. Manager Internal Investigations and ORC for Rite Aid.
Erin was previously an Asset Protection District Manager in New Jersey since June, 2013. Prior to coming to Rite Aid, Erin held various positions with other retailers such as Loss Prevention at K-Mart, and Store Management at CVS and GNC. Erin graduated from Rowan University and continued her education at St. Joseph's University. Congratulations Erin!






27th Annual Retail Theft Survey Reports over 1.2 Million Shoplifters and Dishonest Employees Are Apprehended by Just 25 Large U.S. Retailers in 2014 Over 1.2 million shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2014 by just 25 large retailers who recovered over $225 million from these thieves, according to the 27th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, the leading loss prevention and inventory shrinkage control consulting firm.  See full press release below. businesswire.com

University of Indianapolis adds new retail loss prevention bachelor's degree - Loss Prevention track targets fast-growing field  A new bachelor's degree specialty at the University of Indianapolis is among the first in the nation to prepare graduates for one of the hottest fields in criminal justice: retail loss prevention. Developed in cooperation with The Loss Prevention Foundation, the program launches this fall as a Loss Prevention concentration in UIndy's Criminal Justice major and as a minor to supplement other disciplines. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in retail loss prevention and security are projected to grow by 12 percent through 2022, more than twice the rate of other criminal justice specialties such as law enforcement and corrections.

There is high demand for graduates with these specific skills," said Kevin Whiteacre, associate professor and chair of UIndy's Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice. "Loss prevention is a great option for students who are interested in criminal justice but not necessarily in standard police or corrections work." Far from the "mall cop" stereotype, Whiteacre said, loss prevention professionals work proactively on issues such as crime prevention, employee safety, data protection, supply chain integrity and crisis management, in positions ranging from specialists for individual retailers to independent consultants to managers and executives for major corporations.

 "They're not just out there nabbing shoplifters," Whiteacre said. "These professionals play an important role in strategic planning and decision making for their employers and clients." uindy.edu

Facial Recognition Faces National Telecommunications & Information Administration on June 11 in Washington  At the December meeting, according to an email from NTIA to stakeholders, left unresolved were 1) whether and how to create an exception from a voluntary code of conduct for facial recognition technology associated with anti-fraud and loss prevention and 2) deciding on a "default condition" for user control of the technology outside of the anti-fraud context, which means whether to make the default allowing or disallowing facial recognition, including whether there should be a separate standard for teens and children.

Among the other issues up for discussion are: 1) whether a subject of facial recognition technology has a right to audit that, including for accuracy; 2) whether they have a right to redress for false positives or negatives that might deny them access to products or services; 3) how a code could or should deal with whether an entity using the technology has to track how that data is used. broadcastingcable.com

Family Dollar post 9 single unit - Asset Protection Specialist positions on LinkedIn
Baltimore, Milwaukee, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Sand Springs-OK, East Saint Louis, 2 in St. Louis

Indy on pace to exceed 2014 pharmacy robberies this month - Indiana on track to lead the nation in robberies  CVS pharmacies have been robbed in greater numbers than all other pharmacies combined. Indianapolis police have investigated 70 pharmacy robberies so far this year. In most of the cases, the suspect implies a weapon, but is armed with only a note. Police say there is always a potential for violence and injury to pharmacy employees and their customers. Robbery detectives predict within two weeks Indianapolis will surpass the number of pharmacy robberies that occurred all last year. The State of Indiana leads the nation in the number of pharmacy robberies and Indianapolis leads the state. If the trend continues, police say Indianapolis will break the record for pharmacy robberies set last year by the entire State of California.  theindychannel.com

One third of U.S. shoppers have left a supermarket mid-trip because the store was unclean - The High Stakes of Food Safety  Consumer study reveals food safety problem areas in stores. "If you screw up on food safety you're out of business," said Lempert. That doesn't even necessarily mean your product made someone sick. It could just be customers saw a dirty floor or counter, Lempert said. "It's critical that we pay attention to the little things." Food safety perceptions are especially important when it comes to dairy, deli and bakery. Respondents said a clean appearance was very important. Neat and organized cases and prepared foods bars were also a priority for consumers. Another key area for food safety was employee cleanliness. Finally, stores should post prominent signs outlining food safety practices, since that shows customers that employees have been trained. Consumers' top food safety fears are salmonella, cross contamination and E. coli. supermarketnews.com

Cambridge Security Seals Partners With Starcom Systems To Provide Real-Time GPS Tracking Products in North America  Cambridge Security Seals unveiled a brand new and unique partnership with Starcom Systems Ltd. to accelerate the introduction and market-wide implementation of Starcom's specialized real-time online GPS security technology to the North American logistics, freight, and transportation industries. CSS will be Starcom's exclusive security seal distribution channel to the North American market, and will focus on the development and servicing of the end-user markets and customers. virtual-strategy.com

Brothers & former senior executives Agree To $3M Restitution For TigerDirect Systemax Fraud  Two former senior executives for consumer electronics retailer TigerDirect Inc. and its parent Systemax Inc. agreed Friday to pay $3 million in restitution for their roles in a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme with foreign suppliers and subsequent tax evasion. Former TigerDirect President Carl Fiorentino and his brother, former Systemax Director Gilbert Fiorentino, agreed to $3.06 million in restitution based on legal fees and costs and additional pre-judgment interest, according to a notice filed with the court. law360.com

Companies Trim Golden Parachutes
Executives can expect a harder landing when control of a company changes, according to a new analysis from Towers Watson , but shareholders clearly thought previous landings were far too cushy and have gotten their message across in board rooms. Such practices as guaranteeing rich severance pay for executives who don't even get severed are on the way out. wsj.com

Macy's to launch off-price Macy's Backstage stores - 6 in total
All six will open this fall, and the average size of the stores will be about 30,000 square feet. Each store will have free Wi-Fi and "spacious" fitting rooms, the company said. One location will test a café. Each Macy's Backstage is expected to hire 30 to 45 associates. The two additional locations will be in Fordham Place, at 400 East Fordham Road in the Bronx, and the Essex Green Shopping Center in West Orange, N.J. Asked why Macy's changed its mind about opening outlets after watching competitors for years build up outlet chains, Lundgren said, "The fact is everywhere I turned around, Macy's stores were being surrounded by Nordstrom Rack, Saks Fifth Avenue Off-5th or TJ Maxx. They were coming after our market share." wwd.com

Sears Still Betting on Shop Your Way Loyalty Program

Simon to add full-price center to Sawgrass Mills

Dov Charney and American Apparel Tussle Over Lawyers' Fees

Crate & Barrel to close Manhattan flagship store

McDonald's May comparable sales down 0.3%, U.S. down 2.2%, Europe up 2.3%, APMEA down 3.2%

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
lululemon Q1 up 6% with net revenue up 10%
Burlington Stores Q1 up 0.8% with net sales up 4.9%
Christopher & Banks Q1 down 11.7%
Sears Holdings Q1 Sears domestic down 14.5%, Kmart down 7% with revenue down 25%


Please join the NRF Associate Member LP Committee meeting at NRF Protect

The NRF Associate Member Committee is holding a Town Hall meeting at NRF Protect for show exhibitors after show hours on Wednesday June 24 from 3-5 p.m. Room 202 C in the Long Beach Convention Center.



Especially for NRF Protect exhibitors only (this session is not for retailers)


Come meet Bob Moraca, NRF VP-Loss Prevention and Rosamaria Sostilio, Senior Vice President, Asset Protection at Hudson's Bay Company and Chair of the NRF LP Council.



Meet and greet with Bob and Rosamaria in a casual setting off the show floor



Learn Bob's objectives with NRF and Rosamaria's objectives with the NRF LP Council in a 15-20 minute presentation followed by Q&A



Learn about the NRF Associate Member Committee's LP community building efforts


After show hours on Wednesday June 24 from 3-5 p.m.


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Retailers lose $1.1 trillion in global inventory distortion
Retailers lose $1.1 trillion worldwide due to inventory distortion. According to new research from IHL Group, by fixing problems such as out-of-stocks and excess inventory from overstocks, retailers could improve their revenues by 7.5%. The combined cost of poor merchandise planning alone equals $452 billion. Inventory distortion costs retailers nearly $158 for every person on the planet, and $252.2 billion annually in North America. The Asia/Pacific region contributes 39% of all inventory distortion.  chainstoreage.com

Flexible MalumPoS Threatens a Big Chunk of US Retail
A new point-of-sale (PoS) malware strain has been uncovered, which for now targets a widely deployed credit-card system used in 330,000 customer sites worldwide. But MalumPoS is also highly versatile and can morph to accommodate multiple payment processing systems as well. For now, it works to compromise Oracle's MICROS retail platform, in order to steal credit- and debit-card data from hotels, stores and other businesses. The scraped info can then be used to create cloned cards to drain bank accounts and credit limits, or can be wholesaled on the black market to other criminals looking to do that same thing.

Worryingly, MalumPoS adds a twist to the typical PoS scraper functionality set. It's designed to be eminently configurable, which means that threat actors can change or add other POS system processes, targets and areas to be scraped-widening the attack radius beyond the Oracle platform. In fact, this capability makes it the most flexible baddie in its category to date.  infosecurity-magazine.com

Will Tesco shoppers freak out at six-foot tall RFID robots?  As Tesco clothing shoppers rifle through the chain's apparel assortment, they'll be sharing the aisles with six-foot-tall RFID robots, rolling up and down scanning clothing tags for inventory. (Personally, I think a Texas approach - where the robots would be equipped with automatic weapons and paid for out of the loss prevention budget - would be more interesting.)

F&F, which is the name of the apparel unit of Tesco, the world's second-largest retailer by revenue, is running the robots as part of a five-store trial. Officially called RFspot Pro and nicknamed Robbie by the F&F team, the robots roam the floor, continually scanning tens of thousands of passive UHF EPC Gen2 tags, strolling up the aisles at about one meter/second on three sets of wheels, reading tags from as many as 30 feet away. computerworld.com

Retail security expert talks preparedness and the future of fighting cybercrime
While many retailers have become more aware of the threat and serious consequences of data breaches and are in the process of implementing changes, others have not sufficiently addressed the issue. What do retailers need to know about cybercrime that they might not be aware of? Companies today are in a reactionary mode. They spend a lot of money on equipment, and a lot of companies think, "Well, we spend a lot of money in being PCI compliant, so we're safe." But PCI is a just a moment in time. You can be PCI compliant and still be substantially compromised by cybercriminals. The most successful breaches in the history of computing were latent breaches, someone infusing malware into a network and letting it sit idle for two, three or four months. Unless a company is doing forensic analysis of their data, they won't realize they have been hacked until they get a call from the Secret Service, their credit card company or a bank. What should companies do to better protect themselves? I strongly recommend that companies do information-risk-prevention forensic analysis of credit card, loyalty and employee data. nrf.com

SEC issues guidance - companies must report cybersecurity risks on 10-K
While the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued guidance that says companies must report on their 10-K statements the cybersecurity risks that could affect the business or its registrants materially, subsequent comments by the agency seem to suggest it wants companies to err on the side of disclosure when there is some question as to what should be mentioned. This begs the question: What are the benefits to a company that makes a fuller disclosure? Does this help should the business find itself under investigation for a breach? wsj.com

Most C-Level Execs Not Briefed on Security - Report
A new global report from Dell SecureWorks reveals a worrying disconnect between IT leaders and information security staff over key priorities and concerns. Over half of the 1800 IT leaders and staff interviewed in 42 countries by the Ponemon Institute claimed that C-level executives and board members are often not briefed on security, meaning they don't have the information they need to make informed decisions about IT security strategy. Whereas security and IT bosses claimed it most important to improve their organization's security posture (72%), staff working under them argued that minimizing downtime should be the number one priority (83%). infosecurity-magazine.com

Insider threats are rising but IT security budgets are not: report
While insider threats are rising, IT security budgets are not, according to the Insider Threat Spotlight Report released by Vectra Networks. Of those surveyed, 68 percent feel vulnerable to insider threats and less than half feel they have sufficient control over insider threats. The survey of more than 500 cybersecurity professionals in the Information Security Community on LinkedIn also reveals that 62 percent say insider threats have become more frequent in the past 12 months. Only 34 percent expect additional budget to address the problem. Less than 50 percent feel they have appropriate controls in place to prevent insider attacks, while 62 percent say that insider attacks are far more difficult to detect and prevent than external attacks. Privileged users, such as managers with access to sensitive information, pose the biggest insider threat (59 percent). enterpriseinnovation.net

PCI COUNCIL PUBLISHES PCI DSS DESIGNATED ENTITIES SUPPLEMENTAL VALIDATION  Additional Criteria Will Help High Risk Organizations Demonstrate Ongoing Security Efforts For Protecting Payments - Vigilance in maintaining PCI Standards is critical in defending against breaches of cardholder data. Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published the PCI DSS Designated Entities Supplemental Validation (DESV) to help organizations make payment security part of everyday business practice. The DESV provides additional criteria for demonstrating how PCI DSS controls are being applied continuously to protect payment data from compromise. While specifically designed for entities that may be at greater risk for compromise (for example, those that process or aggregate large amounts of card data), all organizations can benefit from using this tool to ensure ongoing compliance and security throughout the year. pcisecuritystandards.org

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27th Annual Retail Theft Survey Reports over 1.2 Million Shoplifters and Dishonest Employees Are Apprehended by Just 25 Large U.S. Retailers in 2014

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - Over 1.2 million shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2014 by just 25 large retailers who recovered over $225 million from these thieves, according to the 27th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, the leading loss prevention and inventory shrinkage control consulting firm.

"Something has to change, as we continue to report increases in apprehensions and recovery dollars year after year. In 2014, the number of apprehensions and recovery dollars were up again for both shoplifters and dishonest employees. Shoplifting apprehensions rose 7.4%, while dishonest employee apprehensions rose 1.7%. The dollars recovered from apprehended shoplifters and dishonest employees also rose, 7.5% and 18.1% respectively," said Mark R. Doyle, President of Jack L. Hayes International. "These increases, follow similar increases reported the previous three years!" Mr. Doyle added, "I believe the solution starts with education. Educating the public as to the severity of the theft problem and how it negatively effects them on a daily basis. Educating our elected officials as to the negative impact theft plays on our communities and economy. Also, we need to do a better job educating our school aged children to the consequences of theft and the seriousness of this problem."

Highlights from this highly anticipated annual theft survey include:

Participants: 25 large retail companies with 23,250 stores and over $700 billion in retail sales (2014).

Apprehensions: 1,272,560 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2014, up 7.1% from 2013.

Recovery Dollars: Over $225 million was recovered from apprehended shoplifters and dishonest employees in 2014, up 10.4% from 2013.
1,192,194 shoplifters were apprehended in 2014, up 7.4% from 2013.
Over $159 million was recovered from apprehended shoplifters in 2014, an increase of 7.5% from 2013.
80,366 dishonest employees were apprehended in 2014, up 1.7% from 2013.
Over $66 million was recovered from employee apprehensions in 2014, up 18.1% from 2013.

One out of every 38 employees was apprehended for theft from their employer in 2014. (Based on over 3.0 million employees.)

Full survey results at: www.hayesinternational.com or e-mail Operations@hayesinternational.com






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Graham Handyside, EVP of Worldwide Operations for WG, and Ed Wolfe, VP of Business Development, tell us about the Seal Tag, the Ninja Tag and other new, innovative solutions offered by WG Security Products. Controlling the entire process of their business - from design to manufacture to distribution to service - WG has the ability to create a unique solution for a retailer and bring it to market in a matter of weeks. Graham and Ed tell us what makes WG a technological leader in retail security.

LPNN Quick Take #7

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World's largest e-commerce markets to double in size by 2018, says report
The world's largest ecommerce markets - the US, China, the UK and Germany - are expected to double in size by 2018, according to a new study from OC&C Strategy Consultants, PayPal and Google. According to OC&C, the research not only identified the pull factors for shopping overseas, but also the biggest barriers. For customers who already shop cross-border, data security, trust in the retailer and ease of returns are particularly important. The smartphone is seen as a vital element of this e-commerce growth. postandparcel.info

Mobile shopping accounts for a larger share of online sales
M-commerce has upped its share of digital commerce sales in recent months, accounting for 15.4% in the first quarter, comScore said at IRCE15. Lipsman noted that in the fourth quarter of 2014, mobile accounted for 13.0% of digital sales, up from 11.1% in the prior quarter, and then continued to increase to a share of 15.4% in the first quarter of 2015. internetretailer.com

Law Enforcement Creating Physical Safe Havens To Complete Online Transactions  Motivated by the strings of crimes powered by Craigslist and other similar sites - robberies, scams and killings have all popped up over the last few years - police and sheriff's departments nationwide are carving out areas of their stations to act as commerce completion zones. From Florida to Texas, at least 70 departments nationwide have created such areas - usually in their lobbies and parking lots - that act as a deterrent to criminals. As of yet, law-enforcement officials said they can not determine whether the zones are reducing crime, but some contend initial results are promising. In Coral Springs, Florida, where a Craigslist sale resulted in a murder last year - police have had no robberies or incidents related to online marketplaces since February, when the local department made its parking lot available for transactions. pymnts.com

Exclusive: In 'year of Apple Pay', many top retailers remain skeptical

Online retailer Blue Nile to open first brick-and-mortar store at Roosevelt Field Mall

Men's Wearhouse founder takes tailoring online in new venture, zTailors

"Fraud is not a person - it is a dynamic grouping of statistics that deviate from the norm."
Stuart B. Levine, CFI, CFCI
CEO, The Zellman Group & Zelligent


FBI: Three More Defendants Sentenced to Prison Terms in $2.7 Million Theft of Mucinex and Similac  Three additional Miami-area residents were recently sentenced to prison terms in connection with violations of the Safe Doses Act, pursuant to provisions under Title 18, United States Code, Section 670, which prohibit theft of "pre-retail" medical products. A total of eight defendants have been convicted in connection with a cargo theft scheme. Wifredo A Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Miami Field Office, and David W Bourne, Special Agent in Charge, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigation (FDA-OCI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement. Jorge Nimer Rolo, 48, Lazaro Martinez, a/k/a "Fat Laz," 45, and Antonio Ramirez, a/k/a "Tony Bodega," 54, were recently sentenced to prison terms in connection with a scheme to steal pre-retail medical products, including more than $2.2 million worth of Mucinex cough medicine and $550,000 worth of Similac baby formula, as well as other merchandise. According to the indictment and documents filed in court, as part of an organized theft ring, 44 pallets of Similac were stolen by the defendants and their co-conspirators from a distribution site in Fort Worth, Texas, and more than 18,000 cases of Mucinex were pilfered from a tractor-trailer truck in Richland, Mississippi. 7thspace.com

ID theft ring of 7 preyed on NorCal Target stores - 2,200 victims  Thousands of people across Northern California have been victimized by a Sacramento-based identity theft ring that preyed on Target stores, according to a criminal complaint by the U.S. Attorney's Office representing the Eastern District of California. The criminal complaint details how the seven defendants from Sacramento were part of a conspiracy to purchase televisions, iPads and other big-ticket items using fraudulent accounts.  Federal investigators also uncovered "at least 500 counterfeit or unauthorized access devices," Yelovich said. "Target REDcard accounts, which are credit/debit cards that are proprietary to Target and issued to customers of Target, were used in an unauthorized manner by members of the conspiracy. The identity theft ring allegedly procured stolen mail from cluster mailboxes, allowing easy access to victims' names and banking accounts - adding up to thousands of victims so far - in an ongoing investigation. kcra.com

Attempted theft charged against Brooklyn Park man
36-year-old Brooklyn Park man, Mason Michael White, faces charges of possession of shoplifting gear, attempted theft of over $1,000 and a controlled substance crime in the fifth degree, possession, following a May 20 incident at a Hastings store. According to the criminal complaint, Hastings police were called about 5 a.m. that day to the store on the report of a shoplifting in progress. When they arrived, officers spoke with the loss prevention employee. The employee said he observed the male suspect cutting "spider wire" anti-theft devices on many items. The officers and the employee observed surveillance which showed the suspect select a large box containing a child's toy. He cut the box open and set the toy aside. Then he walked through the store selecting toys and shavers, removing the anti-theft devices and placing the items in the large box. hastingsstargazette.com

Albertsons/ Safeway ORC teams with Denver Police to bust a Baby Formula Fencing Operation Two people arrested in a baby formula fencing operation have been accused of taking stolen merchandise and selling some of it online. "Over the course of a few months our stores lost roughly between $60,000 and $100,000 worth of product," said Safeway spokeswoman Kris Staaf. Police arrested Donald Dowling, 39, and Danielle Smith, 33, after executing a search warrant related to a fencing operation on a home in Arvada. "They had a ring going where it was coming out of the store as a theft, then going to a fence who was buying it for a lower rate and then selling it online at a lower rate for the consumer," said Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson. The investigation started with the Albertsons/Safeway Organized Retail Crime Investigators before it was turned over to Denver police. The stores provided investigators with information on a group of pattern shoplifters that were stealing baby formula from Safeway stores in Denver and selling the items to a couple in Arvada. According to court documents, Safeway's team went with a confidential informant to Dowling's home in Arvada and sold him $1,000 worth of marked baby formula for $400. The same team then purchased the items from an online site. cbslocal.com

2 men try to steal over $2,000 in vacuums from Target in Orange, CT
Two men were arrested for attempting to steal over $2,000 worth of vacuum cleaners from the Target store in Orange last week. Police say they responded to the Target at 25 Boston Post Road around 11 p.m. Friday to the report of shoplifting. There, officers learned that 50-year-old David Adams, of Bronx, New York, and 54-year-old Arthur Richardson, of an unknown address, had filled their two shopping cars with vacuum cleaners. The men had ripped off the security tags and attempted to remove the vacuums from the store without paying, before they were stopped by store security and detained for police. The two shopping carts full of vacuum cleaners totaled $2607.35. wtnh.com

South Charleston, SC Police arrest another Out-of-State Group using "fake" credit cards  Police say another group of out-of-towners was found using fake credit cards at stores on Corridor G and arrested Friday. On May 19, six people from New Jersey were arrested with stacks of magnetic-stripe cards re-encoded with stolen credit card numbers. In Friday's incident it was a group of four from Chicago. South Charleston police were dispatched to the Wal-Mart on Corridor G in response to a complaint about four women using stolen or altered credit cards inside the store. Once all four women were back in the Jeep, they began tearing off tags and throwing them out the window and onto the ground, the complaint stated. The police moved in and detained the women. The police found numerous pieces of clothing and merchandise tags laying around and under the vehicle. Matthew Chiders, a Target loss-prevention associate, later notified the police that each of the four women had used four fake cards at that store earlier, including photographic evidence of the women. There were 75 fake credit cards in the three stacks found in the center console, according to a later count by the Secret Service, who were contacted by the police. charlestondailymail.com

One shoplifting call leads to even more arrests at Colorado Springs Kmart
While police officers were investigating a shoplifting incident at a Colorado Springs Kmart on Sunday night, they caught two more people allegedly stealing items from the store. Colorado Springs police were called in just after 7 p.m. Sunday to the Kmart on the 3000 block of North Nevada Avenue to investigate a shoplifting suspect, who turned out to have a felony warrant for dangerous drugs, according to a police statement. While talking to a Kmart loss prevention officer, officers spotted "two additional unrelated subjects" on the surveillance cameras allegedly shoplifting, police said. The suspects "had several outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants and both possessed a small amount of suspected methamphetamine," police said in their report. "One of the subjects was identified as a criminal street gang member and had items believed to be utilized to combat security devices applied to high-value merchandise," the police statement said. Several IDs and credit cards believed to be stolen were found on the shoplifting suspects. gazette.com

ORC Associations, send us your Group LP Selfies - Show off your partnership to the industry!  Last week, the Utah Organized Retail Crime Association sent us a picture of their Board of Directors at a recent organization meeting. UTORCA's 'Group Selfie' features individuals from both the law enforcement and retail communities who have been working together to fight retail crime in Utah. We at the D&D Daily liked the picture so much that we are now inviting all ORCAs throughout the country to submit their own team photo. Get in on the fun! Show off your team pride to the industry! Submit your group selfie here.

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Active Shooter feared at Eufaula, AL Walmart, Police have 1 suspect in Custody - No shots FIRED  Law enforcement officials in Eufaula are searching for a person suspected of stealing a car. The Walmart in Eufuala was evacuated Tuesday morning, and Wallace Community College's Sparks campus was placed on a lockdown because of a suspected active shooter situation inside the store. One of the suspects was at the car and detained by Eufaula Police. The other suspect was inside and believed to have a weapon. Officers are still searching for this suspect. At this time, there has been no gunfire. The stolen vehicle was repossessed in Georgia Monday. Officials say the suspects went and took their vehicle back. The Sparks campus is no longer on lockdown. myfoxal.com wtvy.com

UPDATE: Eufaula Police Department believes Armed suspect may be still inside the store Eufaula Walmart employees and patrons were asked to evacuate the facility this morning. Lt. Larry Hubbard reports the Eufaula Police Department responded to a stolen vehicle sighted in the parking lot. Upon investigation, a passenger of the vehicle reported the driver was inside the Walmart changing clothes and is armed. Police have evacuated in preparation of searching for the suspect. It's not confirmed if the suspect is still inside but he has outstanding warrants from Georgia. The passenger of the stolen vehicle has been detained. dothaneagle.com

Thieves steal crates of perfume from Paris airport freight warehouse
Police say that about five people broke into a freight warehouse for Charles de Gaulle airport outside Paris and stole crates of perfume, packing them into a truck and fleeing. A Paris region police official said Tuesday that no one was injured in the theft late Monday, which occurred during a delivery. The suspects are still at large.  foxnews.com

Indianapolis Police say Pursuit of Shoplifter ended 4 minutes before Fatal Crash  Officers with both Indianapolis and Beech Grove police departments say a pursuit involving a shoplifting suspect was called off four minutes before the suspect was involved in a fatal crash that killed a 63-year old grandmother and seriously injured three others. What's unclear is whether the suspect, 21-year old Matthew Edmonds, knew he was no longer being pursued by police. The crash occurred around 8:19 a.m. Monday at the intersection of State and Prospect streets in the Fountain Square neighborhood. The pursuit began at 8:11 a.m. - six miles away at a Walmart on South Emerson Avenue. IMPD Lt. Richard Riddle says Beech Grove police were responding to the store after Loss Prevention managers reported a shoplifter. A minute after arriving on scene, Beech Grove police began chasing Edmonds, Riddle said. Three minutes later - at 8:14 a.m. - Beech Grove police cancelled the chase after noticing that Edmonds was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. A minute after that at 8:15 a.m., IMPD supervisors notified its officers to cancel its pursuit, Riddle said. Lt. Riddle said Edmonds continued to flee and never stopped as officers attempted to pull him over. wishtv.com

2 men charged with murder in death of Woodstock smoke shop clerk
Two men accused of killing a Cherokee County smoke shop clerk during a robbery were arrested in Louisiana, Woodstock police said Monday afternoon. Both Justin Clay White, 25, of College Park, and Dominique Rashad Stevens, 22, of Atlanta, are charged with murder in the death of store clerk Enrique "E.J." Delos-Reyes, Jr. at Smoke 911, Woodstock police Chief Calvin Moss said. U.S. Marshals Friday arrested White and Stevens in Jefferson Parish, La. They are expected to be extradited to Cherokee County, Moss said. About 11:45 p.m. May 20, two men entered the store in the Shoppes of Woodstock on Ga. 92 and shot the 20-year-old clerk in the chest, according to police. ajc.com

Canada: Durham Regional Police investigate after gunshots fired at mall in Pickering  Durham Regional Police are looking for a man after shots were fired in the parking lot of the Pickering Town Centre on Sunday. On Sunday, June 7 at about 12:30 a.m., police said they responded to a restaurant at the corner of Kingston and Glenanna roads. Witnesses told police they heard numerous gunshots in the parking lot and saw a white car speeding away from the scene. A parked car nearby was damaged by a bullet, but nobody reported suffering any injuries. cp24.com

Video released of Boston terror suspect's fatal shooting outside CVS
Surveillance video showing terror investigators fatally shooting a man they said had "malicious intent" to kill officers doesn't show him brandishing a weapon or approaching officers aggressively as police have maintained, his family said Monday. Usaama Rahim's family said in a statement that the blurry video shows that the 26-year-old security guard was not the initial aggressor and that he did not appear to be breaking any laws as he walked toward a bus stop on his way to work on June 2. They suggested many unanswered questions remain, including whether deadly force was necessary and whether the decision to approach Rahim with a team of armed police officers "in a military-like formation, without benefit of a warrant, constituted an attempted illegal arrest." mtstandard.com

GameStop burglars stopped, flee into woods in Lake City, FL  Police are currently searching for three men wanted in an early morning burglary of a GameStop store off U.S.-90 in Lake City. On a routine check of local businesses early Monday morning, Lake City police noticed a white Dodge Grand Caravan pull out of the parking lot of a shopping center and take off down U.S. 90. Police followed the van, which immediately pulled into the parking lot of Pizza Hut and parked at the back of the lot where the three men then got out of the car, and ran off into the woods. Police went back to the shopping plaza and found two large holes smashed through the wall into the back of a GameStop, a sledgehammer and water spraying from a broken pipe. According to officials, the three men got away but police were able to recover the van, three X-Box One gaming systems, six X-Box One Kinect gaming systems, nine X-Box One Halo Edition gaming systems and five PlayStation four gaming systems. All together police said the men had grabbed $10,550 worth of electronics. news4jax.com

100 phones stolen in Cricket Wireless Robbery in Des Plaines, IA
Des Plaines police are looking for two men who stole 100 cellphones valued at more than $13,000 and cash during the robbery of a Cricket Wireless store last week. The suspects entered the business, located at 1184 Lee St., at 12:23 p.m. last Thursday, telling a store employee to "just be calm and don't do anything stupid or we will shoot you," though neither displayed a weapon, according to a police report released Monday. They placed the phones, worth an estimated $13,829, into a lime green duffle bag, along with $2,134 in cash, police said. dailyherald.com

Fight at Beech Grove, IN Wal-Mart caught on video  Charges have not been filed in a fight between two women at a Beech Grove Wal-Mart that was captured on cellphone video. The video shows two women fighting while a 6-year-old child watches nearby and is even encouraged to get involved. The video was uploaded to YouTube and had already been watched more than 1.5 million times by Tuesday morning. Officers with the Beech Grove Police Department said they were called to the store minutes after the fight broke out last Thursday just after 10 p.m. The incident appears to start with a verbal argument that quickly escalates into a physical altercation. Police said one woman was bickering with a store employee about the aisle's presentation when the second woman got involved. theindychannel.com

Man sentenced to 11 months for installing a credit card skimmer on a gas pumps in Idaho Falls, ID  A California man was sentenced Monday to more than 11 months in prison for installing credit card skimming devices in gas pumps in Caldwell and Idaho Falls. Vachik Babayan, 42, of Tujunga, California was sentenced for access device fraud for possession of 15 or more unauthorized credit card account numbers, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. He traveled to Idaho on two separate occasions to install the devices, which divert credit card information and record names and account numbers. idahopress.com

Nassau, CO NY Police streamline shoplifter arrests to cut overtime
Nassau police are releasing accused shoplifters after their arrests at two of the region's largest shopping centers instead of driving them in handcuffs to precincts in a new initiative designed to streamline arrest processing -- and cut the department's overtime costs. newsday.com

Macy's LP Agent injured in struggle with shoplifter at Capital Mall in Olympia, WA

Two jailed after assaulting Raley's Grocery store LP agents in Carson City, CA

Man suspected in knife attack on Walmart employee in Orange, CA, bitten by police dog

Moscow Security Guard under investigation over Stun-Gunning 7yo Boy 'for steeling ice cream'

Santa Clarita Valley Deputies Seek Suspects For Questioning In $1,200 Target Theft

Charge Filed Against Former Worker Accused Of Burglarizing $8,000 from OKC Mathis Brothers Furniture

2 Abilene, TX Gun Shop workers injured in accidental shooting

Kay Jewelers in the Polaris Fashion Square, Columbus, OH hit with a Distraction Theft of a Diamond Ring valued at $6,499


A1A Beverage - Flagler, FL - Burglary
AM-PM - Univ. of S. CA - Armed Robbery
Burger King - Melbourne, FL - Armed Robbery/ Police Shooting
Choose Healthy Now pharmacy - Subbury, On, CN - Robbery
CVS - Noblesville, IN - Robbery
CVS - Westminster, CA - Armed Robbery
CVS - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Marcy, GA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Avondale, OH - Robbery
Fas Gas - Harris Co, TX - Theft / 1000 gallons of Diesel fuel
Liberty Pharmacy - Kansas City, MO - Robbery -4th in Metro since May
Pizza Hut - Fort Wayne, IN - Armed Robbery/ Deposit theft
Rite Aid - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
Sally Beauty - Winston-Salem, NC - Robbery
Shell - Houston, TX - Robbery
Shop N Go - Providence, RI - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Marion, IN - Armed Robbery


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