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NRF Protect To Recognize Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention Experts
Ring of Excellence, Law Enforcement Retail Partnership and LP Case of the Year Award Winners

A prosecutor, a veteran retail loss prevention executive who started as a security guard, and a LP team that helped stop an organized crime ring will be honored this week as the National Retail Federation holds its annual NRF PROTECT conference in Dallas.

"The loss prevention community rarely receives recognition for their behind-the-scenes work protecting retailers and their customers against crime," NRF Vice President for Loss Prevention Bob Moraca said. "These brave men and women are leaders in their field and defenders of their communities, doing everything they can to keep people, merchandise and storefronts safe from the next attack."

Ring of Excellence Award
This year's recipient is the late Bob MacLea, who had more than 40 years of experience as a loss prevention expert. MacLea worked his way through the ranks at The TJX Companies Inc., beginning as a security guard at Marshalls in 1975 and eventually becoming senior vice president of loss prevention in 2010. MacLea, who will be honored on Wednesday, died in March after a battle with cancer but his compassion for others left a lasting impact on many in the loss prevention community.

Long an advocate for the profession, MacLea was a founding member of the Loss Prevention Foundation and the Loss Prevention Research Council as well as an active member of the NRF LP Council.

Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Award
It will be presented to Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Daniel Haier for his work in targeting and identifying a New York City organized retail crime crew that used false identities and stolen credit cards to steal high-value products.

Haier coordinated with retailers and law enforcement who used GPS tracking devices and digital evidence that led to the prosecution of 16 individuals. His efforts have led other asset protection teams and law enforcement to empty similar strategies in targeting organized retail crime.

Loss Prevention Case of the Year Award

This year's winner is the Louis Vuitton Americas Asset Protection Team, which worked alongside law enforcement agencies in multiple states over a five-month span to identify theft patterns and likely targets. The investigation led to charges against two organized retail crime culprits with 22 known thefts that had cost Louis Vuitton more than $239,000 in losses. nrf.com

"Target targets black people"
Second woman says Southfield, MI Target racially profiled her, accused her of stealing

One week after a local woman says she was racially profiled at a Target store in Southfield, a second woman has come forward saying she was also subjected to a similar encounter with store security.

"We now have enough evidence to know empirically that Target targets black people," said attorney Jasmine Rand.

Rand and supporters gathered Monday along with 20-year-old Ashonae Davis, who says she was falsely accused of stealing, racially profiled and forced to undress at a Southfield Target.

Also at the press conference a second woman, Erica Anderson, with claims of harassment at the same store.

After seeing Davis's story on FOX 2 last week, Anderson decided to go public about her experience at the same store on Southfield Road. Anderson said she left the store last November after failing to return an item. The receipt was sitting on top.

"She was accosted from behind by a loss prevention employee in plain clothing," said Rand, a Civil Rights attorney. "Who grabbed her arm, and aggressively dragged her back into the store."

Rand says within the past week a half a dozen witnesses have come forward from the Southfield store and dozens more from across the country.

Still gathering evidence, potential witnesses and victims to file a lawsuit, Rand is hoping to also start a national conversation. She is asking those with similar experiences to tell their stories using the hashtag #targetedbytarget.

WEB EXTRA: A statement by Target after deadline was released. It is below:

"Immediately after the incident with Ms. Davis, a Southfield store leader spoke with her to apologize and we launched a full investigation with our team. As part of the investigation, we terminated the store's security team member the day after the incident for not following Target's defined security procedures and took disciplinary action with other involved team members. Additionally, Target's head of store security and our regional leadership team went to Southfield last week to meet with the store team and reinforce our security procedures and expectations for how we engage with our guests.

While we're not in a position to comment specifically on today's allegations, we will immediately review the concerns raised. We take all allegations of employee misconduct seriously and do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We regularly train our team members to uphold Target's values, including longstanding security training, unconscious bias training that's been rolling out to our entire team since 2017, and guest service training. We want our team members, guests and all families to know we will never tolerate anything except respect and inclusion for everyone."

McDonald's to Post $80-$90 Million Charges for Restructuring, Layoffs
McDonald's Corp plans to take $80 million to $90 million in charges during the second quarter from a restructuring at its U.S. operations that includes layoffs.

McDonald's in a statement in its investor relations page on Monday revealed it would eliminate its regional structure and focus on field offices. It will streamline its field organization and use resources for technology and field consulting.

The company did not disclose how many employees would be laid off.

The charges primarily are for severance costs, closing field offices, the company said, adding that its transition into the new structure would be completed in the third quarter of 2018. nytimes.com

Another one bites the dust: 11 retailers closing stores this year
As the retail industry right-sizes itself for this next step in its revolution, here is a look at the companies closing the most stores this year.


Total store count

Closures announced for 2018

Percentage of stores closing

Sears and Kmart

365 Kmart stores, 529 Sears stores


12 percent


4,800 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico


5 percent

Lord & Taylor


through 2019 -
up to 10

up to 20 percent

Signet Jewelers



7 percent

Mattress Firm



6 percent


5,860 in the U.S. and Canada


3 percent




2 percent

Foot Locker



11 percent

The Children's Place



10 percent




1 percent

JC Penney



0.93 percent

Some retailers are bucking the trend, opening dozens or even hundreds of new stores. One thing most of the companies have in common? They sell discounted or value-priced merchandise.

Dollar General: 900 stores
Aldi: 200 stores
Five Below: 125 stores
Ross Stores: 100 stores
Gap: 90 stores
Walmart: 90 stores
Gander Outdoors: 69
Old Navy: 60
Untuckit: 50
Target: 35 buffalonews.com

Staying Afloat:
Why the Chief Customer Officer Is Key to Keeping Retail Doors Open

The retail industry has felt the impact of online shopping and, in 2017 alone, 5,855 high street retailers shuttered their doors. The first quarter of 2018 shows little hope for a storefront revival. In this piece, Kris McKenzie, SVP & general manager, EMEA, Calabrio, tells RetailTechNews that changes in customer behaviour have greatly determined the fate of many stores. Sky-high expectations, whether that's online or offline, have caused a shift in everything from the tools retailers use to roles within the C-suite. If retailers want to stay afloat, they must make changes to have the right people and technology to deliver the experience that consumers want.

The changing C-suite
It's not just the customer experience that's becoming more complex; the roles of the CEO, CMO, and CIO are becoming more complex, too. Customer data is everywhere, and CMOs and CIOs, in particular, must implement tools and strategies that somehow turn the massive amount of customer data into increased revenue and topline growth in stores and online. As these roles continue to evolve, and customer expectations continue to increase, successful retail strategies hinge on a key addition to this duo: the Chief Customer Officer (CCO). retailtechnews.com

Generation Z: Brick-and-Mortar's Saving Grace?
The future of physical retail might be in the hands of Generation Z. Luckily for retailers, the demographic has a penchant for shopping in stores, according to a new Criteo report focused on the spending habits of the set. The younger consumers continue to display a preference for engaging with brands both online and off-line, albeit for different purposes.

Surveying "thousands" of Generation Z individuals in the U.K., U.S., France, Germany, Brazil and Germany, the poll aimed to decipher new shopping behaviors within the demographic, a Criteo spokesman said.

Generation Z continues to visit physical stores, the research discovered. "Eighty percent [of Gen Z consumers] look forward to shopping in stores when they have time," said the report. This is mainly due the opportunity to interact with product prior to purchasing. "Sixty-five percent don't like to buy a product unless they can touch them," the report said. wwd.com

Companies Raise Summer Wages to Compete for Seasonal Workers
With unemployment matching a record low at 3.8 percent, more companies are willing to offer the maximum hourly wage they feel their business can afford rather than the minimum required by law, according to a survey of 1,000 hiring managers in the retail, restaurant and hospitality sectors, conducted by Wakefield Research.

About 74 percent of respondents plan to pay an hourly wage of at least $11, compared to last year when only 53 percent of employers planned to pay the same or more. Just 12 percent said they would pay the minimum wage this summer, down from 18 percent in 2017.

Twenty-five percent of employers hiring for the summer polled by CareerBuilder in April said that they plan to pay summer hires more than $15 an hour on average, double the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Most employers (87 percent) plan to pay $10 or more per hour on average, and 56 percent expect to pay $12 or more per hour, according to the national survey of 1,012 hiring managers and HR professionals. shrm.org

Is Facebook Advertising Safe for Retailers?
The news about Facebook and its issues with Cambridge Analytica has been widely reported, with Facebook coming under intense scrutiny and fire for the perceived inadequacy of its privacy controls that enabled the now defunct British consulting firm to harvest and use Facebook user data to influence the 2016 U.S. election. Specifically, users and lawmakers had serious questions about the accessibility of personal profile and user data on the social network. As a result, Facebook implemented a long list of initial changes, in an attempt to show how it is enhancing data privacy.

But what does this mean for retailers and the consumers they want to reach and engage on Facebook? Should they still have data privacy concerns?

In this case, the short answer is no. The good news for retailers is that the vast majority of data used to create social ads on Facebook is not the data at issue. As long as retailers comply with the separate - but similarly infamous - EU GDPR guidelines, most retailers will experience little to no changes with their Facebook advertising. chainstoreage.com

Home Depot employee attacked by Monkey
The pet monkey escaped from its owner's truck and went ape on a store employee in Okeechobee, Florida. Authorities said the domesticated spider monkey, was waiting in a car when its owner, Tina Ballard, went into the store to shop. Employee Marilyn Howard, 50, was on break when she heard co-workers yelling there was a monkey on the loose. The employee grabbed onto the leash and the monkey climbed on her back, but when the front sliding glass door of the store opened, the monkey got scared and bit Howard. kron4.com

Home Depot Sets $1.2 Billion Supply-Chain Overhaul

Restoration Hardware continues push into physical retailing with four new stores

Marsh Supermarkets Gets Del. Ch. 11 Liquidation Approval

Nine West Holdings sells its footwear brands

Rent-A-Center gets increased acquisition offer

Amazon Go reportedly selects two locations in Chicago

Cover Girl to open flagship in Times Square

MedMen marijuana dispensary plants its retail flag in Venice, CA

Hurricane Season Forecast Stirs Planning for Retailers

Shopping apps poised for profitable 2018 after 54% growth


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FaceFirst Launches Fraud-IQ to Solve $9.6B Retail
Return Fraud Problem with Facial Recognition

LOS ANGELES - Face recognition company FaceFirst announced the release today of Fraud-IQ, the first facial recognition product built specifically to combat retail return fraud. Using face recognition surveillance, Fraud-IQ provides brick-and-mortar stores with an added layer of intelligence that helps them better assess whether returns are fraudulent.

While many iconic retail brands have generous return policies, abuse is surprisingly rampant. Retail return fraud often involves dishonest customers taking merchandise directly off shelves and presenting it as returned merchandise. According to the National Retail Federation, 10.8 percent of returns made each year are fraudulent, costing the retail industry $9.6 billion a year. Fraud-IQ uses the power of face recognition to instantly surface video of people entering the store within the context of returns. Customer service reps can instantly determine whether people are returning goods that they did not enter the store with.

"Retailers are under assault from organized retail criminals and other dishonest customers," said FaceFirst CEO Peter Trepp. "Fraud-IQ will put a significant dent in a massive industry problem. This is a product that everyone from loss prevention employees to the CEO can get excited about."

Fraud-IQ joins the broader FaceFirst retail security face recognition platform, which reduces in-store shoplifting by an average of 34 percent and in-store violence by 91 percent. Adhering to the FaceFirst Privacy by Design mandate, FraudIQ customer videos are automatically deleted after two hours, compared to the large amounts of personal information other return fraud technologies collect.

"Fraud-IQ is driven by customer demand," said Trepp, who noted that the average cost of return fraud is well over a thousand dollars per incident. "We're seeing rapid face recognition adoption across big box, grocery and pharmacy retailers, and Fraud-IQ will accelerate the trend across the sector."

About FaceFirst
FaceFirst is the global market leader in highly effective face recognition systems for retail stores, including superstores, grocery, pharmacies and other retail environments. The patented platform is designed to be scalable, fast and accurate while maintaining the highest levels of security and privacy. FaceFirst provides surveillance, access control, mobile face recognition, biometric data and an underlying software platform that leverages artificial intelligence to fight theft, organized retail crime and in-store violence. FaceFirst is proudly designed, engineered and supported in the USA.


BEC Scammers Disrupted in Multi-Million Dollar Swoop
Several law enforcement agencies across the globe have announced a joint effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) campaigns designed to defraud businesses and individuals.

Operation WireWire saw the FBI work with police in Canada, Mauritius, Indonesia, Poland and Malaysia to arrest 74 suspects, including 42 in the US.

Domestically, the Feds said they teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Treasury and the US Postal Inspection Service in a six-month program which began in January and resulted in a fortnight of "law enforcement activity."

The operation also led to the seizure of nearly $2.4m and the "disruption and recovery" of around $14m in fraudulent wire transfers. infosecurity-magazine.com

Is the Internet of Things Impossible to Secure?
The use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is growing rapidly as more consumers and businesses recognize the benefits offered by smart devices. The range of IoT hardware available is huge, including everything from smart doorbells and connected kettles to children's toys. What's more, this is not only limited to smart home tech for consumers. IoT sensors are being increasingly used by businesses of all sizes across numerous industries including healthcare and manufacturing. However, despite its life-enhancing and cost-saving benefits, the IoT is a security minefield. So, is it even possible to secure the IoT?

This was one of the themes discussed at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC). IoT technology featured heavily at the trade show, with connected items ranging from a passenger drone to the next generation of smart city technology, and IoT security taking center stage. One session focused on how blockchain might help to secure IoT devices in the future. Best known as the backbone of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, blockchain is a shared ledger where data is automatically stored across multiple locations. The indisputable digital paper trail makes it ideal for financial applications, but it could also be applied to IoT.

IoT devices increase the amount of entry points into a home or business network, which in turn could give hackers access to devices such as computers that contain sensitive data. Using blockchain technology could reduce the risk of IoT devices being put at risk by a security breach at a single point. By getting rid of a central authority in IoT networks, blockchain would enable device networks to validate and protect themselves. For example, devices in a common group could potentially stop or alert the user if asked to carry out tasks that appear unusual, such as being commandeered by hackers to carry out Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. securitymagazine.com

Saks Hit With Class Action Over 'Notorious' Hackers' Breach
Saks & Co. got slapped with a proposed class action in California federal court Friday that accuses the retailer of failing to protect its customers' credit and debit card numbers from a data breach engineered by a "notorious hacking group" that allegedly attacked nearly all of Saks' point-of-sale systems in March.

Los Angeles-based consumer Alexandria Rudolph led the action alleging the retailer not only failed to secure customers' card numbers at its Saks Off Fifth stores ahead of the breach, but that it failed to provide timely and accurate notice to class members about the cyber-theft of millions of cards by hacking syndicate Fin7 that occurred over the course of more than a year. law360.com

WannaCry Kill Switch Researcher Faces New Hacking Charges
A man credited with helping to prevent the spread of WannaCry has been hit by more hacking charges in the US. Marcus Hutchins, the "MalwareTech" researcher who helped to find a kill switch for the infamous ransomware, was arrested on his way home from a security conference last August. At the time he was accused of helping to author the Kronos banking Trojan. Now he's been charged with also developing and distributing UPAS Kit, a "modular HTTP bot" designed to install on victims' machines without alerting AV tools. infosecurity-magazine.com

Over 301,000 Open Jobs in Cybersecurity
Open jobs in both the private and public sectors have increased to 301,873 over the 12-month period from April 2017 to March 2018, according to new data from CyberSeek, a free cybersecurity career and workforce resource.

According to CyberSeek, there were
109,000 openings for cybersecurity's largest role - information security analysts - but only 105,000 workers currently employed in those positions, reflecting an annual talent shortfall of 5,000 workers.

The CyberSeek data found that "across all jobs, there were 6.5 employed workers per opening from April 2017 through March 2018.
In cybersecurity, there are only 2.5 employed workers per opening." The largest job openings (194,224) are in the "operate and maintain" category, which includes roles related to the support, administration and maintenance of IT systems. infosecurity-magazine.com

Email-based cyber attacks gathering momentum


Reboot Your Router! Do It Today!

Recently the FBI warned everyone to restart their routers. Hundreds of thousands of routers that connect homes and businesses to the internet could be infected by malware placed by hackers, according to the agency. Unplug your router for 30 seconds, then reconnect it. This small action may stop hackers from accessing your data.


True Stories of Face Recognition and Retail Crime

2: The Ticket Switcher

The second episode of FaceFirst's true retail crime series reveals the true story of a notorious retail thief that switched tags between expensive and inexpensive items and then used self-scan machines to steal expensive items. Retail shrink is a $46 billion problem each year, with self-scan fraud accounting for $14 billion in annual losses.

In the latest episode of FaceFirst's True Stories of Face Recognition and Retail Crime series, you'll see how face recognition helped loss prevention pros apprehend this notorious retail criminal. And you'll see how some of the world's major retailers are using face recognition to reduce external shrink by up to 34%.

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Amazon Blasted Over China Echo Factory Conditions
A watchdog group is calling on Amazon.com Inc. to improve conditions for factory workers in China who make Echo speakers and Kindle e-readers, renewing criticisms that CEO Jeff Bezos became the world's wealthiest man on the backs of low-paid laborers.

The New York-based China Labor Watch released a report at the weekend following a nine-month investigation of working conditions at a factory in the city of Hengyang owned by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the company known as Foxconn, which manufactures products for Amazon. It offers the first behind-the-scenes glimpse of how Amazon produces voice-activated speakers that cost as little as $40.

The report, which paints a picture of low pay and intense working conditions, includes the following findings:

● Workers were required to work more than 100 hours of monthly overtime in violation of Chinese labor law that limits overtime to 36 hours a month
● The factory uses more "dispatch workers," similar to temporary staff in the U.S., than are allowed by Chinese law
● Employees did not receive adequate safety training
● Workers are required to arrive at work stations 10 minutes before their shift begins and they are not compensated for this time
● Staff dormitories lack adequate fire-safety precautions such as fire extinguishers bloomberg.com

The 'go-to' online retailer is...
When American shoppers click or use their voice to place online order, one retailer is getting a majority of their attention.

Of the nearly seven in 10 Americans (69%) that have purchased an item online, 92% said they have bought an item through Amazon, according to a new NPR/Marist Poll.

According to data, 44% of online shoppers said that Amazon is their first stop when making an online purchase. This outshines Google (33%), the apps or websites of a specific store (10%), a specific brand online (6%), or an online marketplace such as eBay or Etsy (5%). chainstoreage.com

Study: Consumers want 'try before you buy' payment option

Study: Global digital commerce spending to reach $14.7 trillion by 2022

Amazon, Google converging as e-commerce grows and changes



Nashville, TN: Man caught on camera stealing nearly $20K in hair weaves
Tens of thousands of dollars worth of hair weaves were stolen from a North Nashville store in mid-May, the second such reported theft in the city. Metro Police are trying to identify the man, pictured above, who is accused of stealing $20,000 in weaves and wigs from the Weave Spot on Jefferson Street May 16. Investigators say the man kicked in the back door of the business and stuffed black and blonde weaves into a laundry bag. He was wearing a Memphis Grizzlies sweatshirt. Last week, the owner of an Antioch salon said that $10,000 worth of hair extensions were stolen from her store, along with her cash register. patch.com

Honolulu, HI: Fake hospital employee caught stealing thousands in jewels
Hit at least three different shops in four days

A man posing as a Queen's Medical Center employee was caught on camera in Chinatown stealing jewelry from a small business. Retailers say the man is responsible for stealing thousands of dollars' worth of jewels from several shops. Roberta Oaks, owner of Roberta Oaks on North Pauahi Street, said a man walked into her store on Memorial Day around 1:00 p.m. behaving suspiciously, but his hospital badge made her think twice. Oaks says her back was turned when he slipped his hand into the jewel case and stole a $100 ring.

"The day after he stole the ring in my store, he went into Bailey's Aloha Shirts on Kapahulu and they took photos of him. They recognized him from my post. He was wearing the stolen ring," Oaks said. "Then two days after that, he hit my neighbor Echo & Atlas around the corner." Echo & Atlas owner Julianne McGee said he stole nearly $5,000 worth of jewelry from her store. hawaiinewsnow.com

Seymour, IN: Three arrested after stealing trash bags full of merchandise valued at $2,000
Three people were arrested on theft charges after they stole items from a Seymour store and their vehicle was stopped by an Indiana State trooper near Edinburgh. Just after 5 p.m. Thursday, Seymour police were called to a theft at a store in Seymour, where three people took armfuls of clothing and drove away. The trooper stopped the vehicle that matched the description from the theft, and found the stolen items in the vehicle. The items filled four trash bags and are estimated to be valued around $2,000, police say. wbiw.com

Port Angeles, WA: Duo steals more than $1,300 in baby formula
Two Port Angeles residents allegedly stole more than $1,300 worth of infant formula from Safeway stores in Port Angeles and Sequim last week to sell at $8 a tub, Sequim police said. Kirsten M. Ivliyev, 25, and Jordan J. Pinheiro, 21, had their first court appearance Monday on charges of second-degree organized retail theft, a Class B felony in which a person, with an accomplice, has stolen at least $750 worth of goods from a store. Ivliyev and Pinheiro allegedly stole $1,500 in merchandise, including the powdered formula, on Thursday. peninsuladailynews.com

UK: Prolific thief hit Apple store seven times in 10 weeks
Stole 26 iPhones worth over
A thief who stole iPhones from the Apple store in Trinity Leeds seven times has been locked up. Reece Godward took 26 iPhone X's worth a total of £20,000 over a 10 week period, Leeds Crown Court heard. The brazen 19-year-old, along with others, would run into the Apple store, grab phones on display and run off with them. Michael Smith, prosecuting, said that the teen also tried unsuccessfully to steal an iPhone X and two iPhone 8s from the store. As well as the 'not particularly sophisticated' thefts, which happened between March and May this year, he committed a number of other offences. leeds-live.co.uk

Kingman, AZ: Pair arrested for Walmart shoplifting scheme; tried to return stolen items

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Shootings & Deaths

Orange, TX: Clerk fatally shoots man with gun during attempted robbery
Police in Orange are investigating a fatal shooting in which they say a convenience store clerk shot and killed a man with a gun during an attempted robbery. Police say a man walked into Crawdad's Convenience Store, 4080 Interstate 10 shortly after 2 a.m. Monday. Police say the man pointed a weapon at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk used his personal weapon to shoot the man, according to Orange Police. The man ran away and first responders found his body a short distance away near. kfdm.com

Birmingham, AL: 28-year-old man killed in Shell station shooting
One man is dead and another detained following a deadly shooting at a west Birmingham store. West Precinct officers were dispatched about 11:15 p.m. Sunday to the Shell in the 800 block of Third Avenue West on a report of a person shot, said Sgt. Bryan Shelton. Once on the scene, they found the victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. One account states the shooting was accidental, and the other intentional. The acquaintance has been detained as a person of interest at this time. al.com

Tulsa, OK: Gunfight erupts outside convenience store
Officers responded to the shooting around 11:45 p.m. Sunday outside the Joy Mart near 21st and Garnett. Police say a white van was sitting in the parking lot when someone in a silver SUV drove up and fired several shots at the white van. The person in the white van jumped out and returned fire, according to police. Both vehicles left the parking lot and went southbound on Garnett. Police say it's not clear if either of the suspects was hurt in the shooting. A silver Cadillac STS in the store's parking lot was damaged by the gunfire. Police say the store was also hit. ktul.com

Bethesda, MD: Coffee Meeting Leads to Stabbing At
Maryland Mall
Authorities say two men who met for coffee got into an argument, which ended when one stabbed the other. News outlets report a 37-year-old man is in critical condition following the Sunday stabbing at the Nordstrom Marketplace Cafe in the Westfield Montgomery Mall. Montgomery County police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks says the two had apparently met for coffee, but the cause of the dispute is unknown. Starks says the other man, Jeffrey Lewis Sweeney-Grant, turned himself into mall security. Sweeney-Grant is charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault. cbslocal.com

San Francisco, CA: Elderly Store Owner Dies After Being Knocked Down by Fleeing Suspect

Kansas City, MO: Four-year-old struck by stray bullet in liquor store shooting

Albany, GA: Two persons of interest sought in c-store shooting

Robberies & Thefts

Jacksonville, FL: Man takes cash register from Walmart, tries to carjack 2 people at knifepoint
A man was arrested Friday after he took a cash register drawer from the Walmart at River City Marketplace and then tried to carjack two people at knifepoint. The cashier, LaToya King, spoke with Action News Jax about the incident. She said she didn't think twice of Hill, who was dressed in bright orange, until she opened her cash register. "When I did that, he leaped over the counter and he grabbed my hand and I was like, 'Sir, what are you doing?'" King said. Once the register was open, Hill grabbed the register and ran out of the store, according to a JSO arrest report. Once his car didn't start, he tried to escape by attempting to carjack two people at knifepoint, before eventually surrendering to the police. actionsnewsjax.com

Exton, PA: Two men sought after cutting security devices, stealing iPhones
Police in West Whiteland Township are asking for the public's help identifying two cell phone theft suspects. Police said the men seen here stole three iPhones that were on display in the AT&T Store at Exton Square Mall on Tuesday, June 5. The men came into the store, waited for employees to get busy then cut and ripped out the security devices of the phones, police said. patch.com

Clayton, OH: Armed man caught trying to steal vehicles at Walmart
A suspect believed to have been armed and trying to steal vehicles from a Walmart store in Englewood has been captured in Clayton after a foot chase. The chase triggered a Signal 99 -- officer needing assistance -- in the incident that was dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. According to Englewood police dispatch, an off-duty police officer spotted the suspect, who was captured on Lukmin Court at Crestway Drive in Clayton. daytondailynews.com

Dunwoody, GA: Best Buy Roof top Burglary may be linked to incidents
in other States

On Friday, June 8, 2018, at approximately 3:15pm, an unknown number of suspects gained entry into store in Dunwoody,GA. The suspects gained entry into the store by cutting a hole in the roof, placing scaffolding in the rafters and then cutting a hole in the wall by the Apple Cages. Suspects cut 2 holes in wall to gain access to each cage on opposite side of wall, then proceeded to cut cages. Suspects targeted Apple products such as MacBooks and Ipads. Store Leadership opened the building and found the holes in the wall and roof. Store leadership immediately contacted Dunwoody Police. Police responded and made their way to the roof where they found multiple holes. This burglary is most likely linked to the burglaries from stores in Estero,FL on 4/2/18 and Garland,TX on 3/12/18, based on product stolen and method of entry. Case submitted by Kevin Sciandra, CFI, Asset Protection Investigator for Best Buy. He can be reached at 631-219-1678.

Caddo Parish, LA: Four men accused of stealing $11K in fake money order transcations; 1 employee involved

Lyndon Station man charged with stealing shopping carts of liquor, food; $1,300 total

Bloomfield Township, MI: Woman sought for stealing $500 worth of wine from Kroger store

Newark, OH: $1,000 reward for info leading to c-store robbery duo

Speedway, IN: Police seek Kohl's store theft suspect

Mansfield, OH: Woman caught stealing diapers, baby formula from Kroger

St. Johns County, FL: Homeless man arrested for stealing two doughnuts from Walmart

Kay Outlet in the San Francisco Premium Outlets, Livermore, CA reported Distraction Theft on 6/8, item valued at $12,500

JCPenney in Carson CA reported a Grab & Run on 6/6, item valued at 9,999

Zales in St. John Town Center, Jacksonville, FL reported Grab & Run on 6/6, item valued at $4,999  

Zales in Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces, NM reported a Grab & Run on 6/9, item valued at $7,198

Kay Jewelers in Fashion Place Mall, Murray, UT reported Theft on 6/7, item valued at $3,149

Piercing Pagoda in Eastfield Mall, Springfield, MA reported Grab & Run on 6/6, items valued at $1,203

Sentencings & Charges

Jasper County, MO: Michigan sentenced to 15 years for attempted c-store robbery

Bucks County, PA: Man who robbed two 7-Elevens with BB gun sentenced to 12 years

Hays, KS: Man sentenced to 55 months aggravated robbery of c-store


Black Market Minerals - Hilton Head, SC - Burglary
BP Store - New Castle, PA - Burglary
C-Store - Orange, TX - Armed Robbery/Suspect shot & Killed
C-Store - Greensboro, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Montgomery Co, AL - Armed Robbery
Chevron - Harrison County, MS - Armed Robbery
Circle K - El Paso, TX - Armed Robbery
Citgo - Danville, IL - Armed Robbery
Clark's Pet Emporium - Albuquerque, NM - Burglary
CVS - Cleveland, TN - Robbery
Discolatin - Dalton, GA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Garfield Heights, OH - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Slidell, LA - Armed Robbery
Harris Teeter - Mount Pleasant, SC - Armed Robbery
King Soopers - Pueblo, CO - Robbery
Liquor Store - Rochester, NY - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Princeton, IL - Armed robbery
Shell Station - Harrison County, MS - Armed Robbery
Shell Store - Muncie, IN - Robbery
Shore Stop - Newark, DE - Armed Robbery
Ultimate Comics - Durham, NC - Burglary (3x)
Undisclosed store - Gibson County, TN - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Baytown, TX - Robbery
Walmart - Jacksonville, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Brooklyn Park, MD - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Riverside, IL - Robbery
7-Eleven - Berryville, VA - Robbery



Daily Totals:
24 robberies
6 burglaries
1 shooting
1 killing





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