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It's National Selfie Day!
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LP Teams - 6 Teams Win Pizza Parties in 2019 & Every Team Gets A Plaque

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Hey LP Teams - 6 Teams Win Pizza Parties in 2019 & Every Team Gets A Plaque

With literally hundreds of LP & AP team selfies published on the Daily over the last four years, we're showing the entire retail industry worldwide, the people, the pride, and the teams that make up this industry.

As the only group doing this in retail, we're standing out from the rest and showing them that 'Team Pride' drives our industry and Team Focus, as seen in all of the mission statements, delivers the results.

We at the Daily are humbled and proud you'd allow us to publish the hundreds of team selfies we've received. And with this being National Selfie Day, we're challenging all of the LP and AP teams in North America and worldwide.

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We're making the same challenge to all of the vendors and solution providers out there that play such a vital role in helping retailers worldwide reduce shrink and keep stores safe for everyone. As they are retail's LP team partners as well and no retailer could reach their goals without them.

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Steven Mesrey named Director of Asset Protection for Mobilelink USA

Mobilelink is the largest Cricket Wireless indirect agent, with over 500 stores nationwide. Steven was previously the Director of Loss Prevention for Victra (A Wireless) a Verizon authorized retailer for over five years. During his fourteen plus years of work experience, Steven has been a Gang Unit Officer - Probation/Parole Officer for the State of North Carolina, a Director of Loss Prevention for Worsley Companies and a Regional Asset Protection Manager for West Marine. Congratulations Steven!

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'Sir, you've been identified as a shoplifter. Please come with us.'

Previously the Realm of Science Fiction,
Facial Recognition Technology Today is Science Fact

Imagine a customer strolling through a store when their phone rings and a cheery voice on the other end says, "Hi, Susan. We just got more of those T-shirts you liked in new colors. Come over and check them out."

Or, they're walking down the street in front of a store when they're accosted by police who tell them, "Sir, you've been identified as a shoplifter. Please come with us."

Welcome to what could become the new world order, where facial recognition replaces the chip in credit cards, where likes and dislikes are analyzed by complex biometric algorithms, where individualized pricing could be the norm - and where the system could go wrong, identifying even Mother Teresa as part of a vast criminal conspiracy.

'Potential for misuse'

Despite its technological cachet, facial recognition has a deep dark side. Personal privacy - already under assault - could become a myth with the ability to track people as they walk down the street. In legal terms, reading people's faces without their permission could conceivably constitute an invasion of privacy and result in lawsuits ranging from simple harassment to constitutional issues.

But what makes facial recognition the Wild West is that it is virtually unregulated. Best practices have been developed but are merely guidelines without the rule of law. Moreover, hacking and identity theft could become even more pervasive since account numbers and passwords can be changed but faces can't.

The National Retail Federation has not taken a position on facial recognition technology. But NRF has argued for years that regulation of technology should focus on any abuses rather than banning it outright. NRF has also opposed restrictions on new technology that stand in the way of innovation that can help retailers better serve their customers.

Enhancing loyalty programs

Amazon's Rekognition program provides highly accurate facial analysis and recognition which also allows a retailer, for example, to track people through a video even when their faces are not visible or when they go in and out of a scene. The system has a wide variety of uses, including cataloging, people counting and public safety.

In China, Yum Brands is targeting young consumers with KPRO, a pilot store that enables people to pay for their meals by scanning their face at a kiosk and entering a telephone number to avoid fraud.

Walmart has also dipped a toe into facial recognition: In 2012, the chain filed an application for a patent on a system that would detect unhappy customers so it could dispatch store employees to quickly solve any problems. Walmart also said it could use facial expressions to analyze changes in purchasing patterns due to dissatisfaction.

On a more conventional level, Walmart also considered using facial recognition to identify suspected shoplifters. The application never got off the ground, according to published reports.

Best practices

As enthusiastic as some observers are about the potential of facial recognition, others have misgivings about gathering databases of "faceprints" - one of the last vestiges of anonymity and privacy.

Currently, no federal laws govern the use of facial recognition; given the congressional agenda, it's unlikely to come up any time soon, according to industry observers. Three states - Illinois, Texas and Washington - have enacted laws restricting use of the technology without people's consent. Montana, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Alaska have reportedly considered statutes.

The Illinois law seems to have the most teeth and could be problematic for retailers, according to privacy and cybersecurity law firm Hunton & Williams.

"Recent judicial interpretations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act present potential litigation risks for retailers who employ biometric capture technology such as facial recognition, retina scan and fingerprint software," the firm said in a report last October. "Retailers who use biometric data for security, loss prevention or marketing purposes may also become litigation targets as federal judges decline to narrow the statute's applicability and additional states consider passing copycat statutes." stores.org

Tokyo, Japan: Vigilant 'AI Guardman' system aims to cut shoplifting losses
As in many other countries, shoplifting is a major headache for Japan's retailers. According to statistics issued by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), in 2009, total annual losses from shoplifting nationwide exceeded approximately 450 billion yen.

What's new on the scene is that artificial intelligence (AI) may be on the verge of making major strides to cut losses from five-finger discounts. Around the end of this month Earth Eyes, a company based in Tokyo's Chuo Ward, will begin supplying its new shoplifting prevention system -- named "AI Guardman" -- to retailers.

Last year, the AI Guardman system underwent trials in the pharmaceuticals section of a major appliance retailer in the Tokyo metropolis. The shop was losing an average of 3.5 million yen a year to shoplifters. Adoption of the system made a major dent in customer pilferage, reducing losses to 2 million yen, or about 40%. japantoday.com

Handling Misconduct Allegations Against the C-Suite
When high-level executives are accused of harassing others in their company, it can be tricky for HR and LP to know how to handle the accusation - but it can help to plan ahead and choose the right type of investigator.

"You will be tested" when accusations of any type - from sexual harassment to embezzlement - are made against those in the C-suite. "You will be tried by your executives. You have to make sure that they understand that you have the same expectations of them that you have of your lower-level employees." Read Full Article Here

Intel's Brian Krzanich is forced out as CEO after 'consensual relationship' with employee

Axis Communications Celebrates Women in Security
Security professionals seeking inspiration and a glimpse into the future of the industry were treated to both at the inaugural Axis Women in Security Summit. The summit - hosted by Axis Communications, the market leader in network video solutions - focused on celebrating women in the industry and emphasizing the advantages of diversity in the workplace. The event, held on June 12th, featured prominent women from the industry, panel discussions and workshops. Topics included promoting your brand, managing work - life balance, and the evolution of diversity in the security industry. businesswire.com

DTT Supports Convenience Stores Against Human Trafficking with Donation
DTT announced today their continued support for Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT), a program of In Our Backyard, in the form of a $2,000 donation to the organization.

In December, DTT pledged their commitment to CSAT's initiative of providing resources to C-Store operators. These resources allow operators to identify and safely report trafficking that passes through their stores. Today, DTT strengthened that ongoing commitment with a $2,000 donation. The contribution will help CSAT work towards the goal of ending human trafficking in the United States. dttusa.com

Bob MacLea LPC/LPQ Scholarships - APPLY TODAY!

The Loss Prevention Foundation hosted the first annual Swing for Certification Golf Tournament on June 10th in Dallas, TX on the eve of NRF Protect 2018. Thanks to the many sponsors and attendees, the Loss Prevention Foundation has the opportunity to offer 50 LPC/LPQ Scholarships to qualified candidates.

These scholarships are in remembrance and honor of Bob MacLea for his accomplishments and contributions to the Loss Prevention and Asset Protection industry.

If you are interested in applying for the Bob MacLea scholarships, please complete the application form at www.LossPreventionFoundation.org. The LPF will be awarding 50 individuals with LPC or LPQ Scholarships.

The value of these scholarships are $795 for LPC and $495 for LPQ Course access. Scholarship winners will be responsible for LPQ & LPC exam fees upon completion of coursework.

LPCertified Scholarship Requirements:

  ● 3 Years LPC Experience or LPQualified
  ● Have read and agree to abide by the LPC code of ethics

LPQualified Scholarship Requirements:
  ● Have read and agree to abide by the LPC code of ethics

As part of the application, please attach a one to two paragraph summary of how you will use the knowledge obtained within the course to impact your career and personal development.

A Win for Brick & Mortar Retailers

Supreme Court rules states can require online retailers to collect sales tax
Online shopping will soon become more expensive, after the U.S. Supreme court ruled Thursday that states can require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes.

The 5-4 decision broke with 50 years' worth of legal rulings that barred the states from imposing sales taxes on most of the purchases their residents make from out-of-state retailers.

The decision was a victory for South Dakota, which asked the court to uphold its recently passed law imposing an Internet sales tax. South Dakota said the states could pick up a combined $34 billion a year if the court allowed them to tax Internet sales. But the General Accounting Office estimated that the number would be at most about $13 billion.

President Donald Trump gave the issue renewed visibility when he tweeted in early April that Amazon pays "little or no taxes to state & local governments." That wasn't correct: The company has collected taxes since April 1, 2017, on sales to customers in the 45 states that collect them. That leaves out only Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon. nbcnews.com

RILA: WayFair Decision a Win for Retailers, Free Markets and Fair Play

NRF: Supreme Court sales tax ruling creates 'fair and level playing field' between online and local retailers

Williams-Sonoma CEO: Even Amazon sees the benefits of having physical stores
"Even Amazon believes that they should have some real spaces," Laura Alber, the company's president and CEO, told CNBC on Wednesday. "When you go in a store and it's wonderful, it helps you make the purchase."

Scores of retailers are parsing how to enter the age of e-commerce, with many shuttering stores and building out their digital capabilities and others adopting pop-up shop formats to skirt the high real estate costs often associated with brick-and-mortar retail.

Many industry experts saw Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods as a way for the e-commerce giant to preserve an on-the-ground retail presence, among other advantages. cnbc.com

Robin Report: Retail's Mid-Year Physical Exam
2018 has lived up to its billing. The year promised zaniness amid the industry-wide "crack-up," and it has not disappointed. The last six months have raised as many questions as answers. It is appropriate that we now pause and pull our heads above water to take a closer look at the industry's mid-year report card. therobinreport.com

Study: Lidl not very disruptive so far
German discount grocery giant Lidl is not shaking things up to the extent that many had feared. That's according to a report by shopper intelligence firm Catalina, which found that the opening of U.S. stores by Lidl was less disruptive to competing supermarkets than some grocers had originally feared. Catalina found that nearby incumbent supermarkets lost close to 7% of overall sales during the first month of a Lidl store opening, but the impact on those same stores declined rapidly, falling to less than 2% of store sales by the fourth month. chainstoreage.com

UK: Sports Direct loses battle with Parliament member over criticism of firm
Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has lost its battle against former North East MP Iain Wright after parliamentary authorities refused to investigate claims that he helped wipe millions off the retailer's share price and triggered violent assaults on shop staff. The explosive allegations were made as part of a formal complaint to Parliament about then Hartlepool MP Mr Wright's conduct when he led an inquiry into Sports Direct's working practices. chroniclelive.co.uk

Texas Justices Won't Let Walmart Ax $1.4M Injury Verdict
A Texas appellate court has rejected Wal-Mart Stores Texas LLC's request to toss a $1.39 million verdict awarded to a woman who was injured in a store when a box fell on her head, holding that the retail giant had not shown that the verdict and amount of the damages award were reached in error. law360.com

Director of Safety, Risk Management & Loss Prevention - Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc. - Based in West Palm Beach, FL
We are searching for an experienced Safety professional to lead our safety, risk and loss prevention team. In this role, you will lead safety efforts across five Florida counties (Martin, Indian River, St Lucie, Okeechobee and Palm Beach) including 28+ retail stores, two warehouses and several administrative and services buildings. You should be highly skilled in implementing solutions to mitigate safety risk, understand how to train safety techniques to others and be well versed in managing Workers Comp and General Liability claims for optimal outcomes. This is a critical role and previous, large scale safety management and training experience is required. applytojob.com

Dollar General creating 7,000 jobs to execute growth plan

Starbucks says racial bias incident hurt same-store sales

Chanel Publishes Annual Results for First Time in 108 Years

Seattle Will Become the First U.S. City to Ban Plastic Straws on July 1

Amazon rolls out try-before-you-buy program to all Prime members

L.L. Bean opens up outdoor coworking spaces for cooped up office workers

Quarterly Results
Kroger Q1 comp's up 1.4%, total sales up 2.3%
Barnes & Noble Q4 comp's down 4.1%, total sales down 4.3%; full year comp's down 5.4%, total sales 6%

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We're not the only ones raving about ARLF!


Axis Retail Leadership Forum's greatest advocates are its attendees.

Get a firsthand account of the valuable opportunities ARLF provides retailers and hear why they'll be joining us again on August 13-15.


Insider Threat

Tesla sues former employee for stealing gigabytes of confidential data
Disgruntled engineer was 'combative' after being denied a senior role

Tesla is suing a former employee for allegedly illegally exporting gigabytes of confidential data, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Nevada.

The electric car maker said it is only beginning to understand all of former process technician Martin Tripp's allegedly illegal activity. The suit said, Tripp "has thus far admitted to writing software that hacked Tesla's manufacturing operating system ('MOS') and to transferring several gigabytes of Tesla data to outside entities."

The data include "dozens of confidential photographs and a video of Tesla's manufacturing systems."

In addition to that, Tesla alleges Tripp wrote computer code to periodically export Tesla's data to people outside the company.

Tesla said in the suit that Tripp had complained he had not been given a more senior role in the company and was combative and disruptive with fellow employees. The suit alleges Tripp took his actions in retaliation for being reassigned to a new role within Tesla. cnbc.com

Tesla saboteur trains spotlight on insider threats
Tesla's recent revelation that an employee turned saboteur messed with code and exfiltrated data underscores the continuing challenge and complexity of insider threats and the difficulty ferreting them out before they can do harm.

"Taking things at face value, this is basically a smorgasbord of cybercrime, and it could have affected any company anywhere," said Raytheon CTO of Cybersecurity Michael Daly. "You have an insider threat. You have altered data affecting the factory operating system. You have leaked proprietary data. You have credential theft. And you have it all, apparently, at the hands of a disgruntled employee."

Disgruntled employees, like Tesla's Martin Tripp, who the company sued on Wednesday, will always be of concern at companies, said Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul. "Even progressive companies that can afford the best cybersecurity protection can be taken down by one malicious insider."

But insiders often get short shrift in organizations, which are inundated with threats from multiple attack vectors. scmagazine.com

Why Target would welcome tougher data regulations
David Peterson, vice president of marketing for Target Media Network, is watching Europe's recent implementation of tough data-protection rules and sees a potential silver lining if similar regulation hits the U.S., which he predicts will happen.

During a session hosted by Merkle at the Cannes Lions advertising festival, Peterson said Target has spent the last four years investing in getting data privacy right. That timeframe follows a highly publicized data breach in 2013 that caused the retailer to lose shoppers. The focus on data and privacy is one way Target hopes to rebuild trust with customers. Such trust is essential as the retailer now looks to responsibly monetize its data through, among other things, building and deploying marketing campaigns for brands - even some that aren't found on the shelf in its stores. However, selling customer data is not something Target does, Peterson insisted.

"Those who have already taken the steps to protect the data are going to have opportunity in the future because those who haven't are going to fall off," the executive said.

"It comes down to trust," he said. "It is our relationship with our guests, it is our business. Even though we don't have an E.U. footprint, we believe it is coming to the U.S." retaildive.com

Visa says over 5 million payments affected by June outage
Half of which were in Britain

Payment systems giant Visa said Tuesday that a massive technical glitch earlier this month had affected 5.2 million card transactions, almost half of which were in Britain.

Visa, revealing the details in a letter to a British parliamentary committee that is probing the matter, said the "rare" disruption prevented many cardholders form making payments in Europe for 10 hours on Friday June 1.

"At its peak, the disruption affected people in the midst of returning home from work, socialising in restaurants and pubs, and doing end-of-day shopping," wrote Visa Europe chief executive Charlotte Hogg in the letter published Tuesday. phys.org

Do retailers need RFID to do BOPIS right?
Radio frequency identification (RFID) enthusiasts have long touted the technology as the key to managing inventory accuracy - a need that's grown even more critical as omnichannel demands make stock harder to track. In a session at the Internet Retailer Conference and Expo (IRCE) last week, Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal, suggested that RFID is the only way to do BOPIS right, stating that the technology's time has finally arrived.

Mr. Roberti defined inventory accuracy as the retailer's understanding of what they have in stock, down to the level of a product's individual features. So, if a retailer has a record of having a small pair of pants in inventory, rather than the actual large pair in stock, accuracy is not achieved.

He said that retailers are only 65 percent inventory accurate at present and tend to overstate their accuracy by defining it less rigorously. retailwire.com

Intel VP Talks Data Security Focus Amid Rise of Blockchain, AI

World Cup 2018: The tech security challenges around the big event

Under the sea: Microsoft's submarine data centers



NRF Protect 2017

Mission - Objective - Value - The LP Advisory Council

Bob Moraca, VP LP, NRF
Rosamaria Sostilio, VP LP, Barnes & Noble


Bob Moraca, VP of Loss Prevention, NRF, talks about the history and evolution of NRF Protect. Learn how the annual LP conference has developed over the years, providing valuable insights and networking opportunities for first-timers and industry vets alike. As the first past chairperson and a current member of the NRF LP Council, Rosamaria Sostilio, VP of Loss Prevention, Barnes & Noble, talks about the benefits for LP executives who get involved and engaged with the NRF.

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Quick Take #7

Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley discuss recent trends from the National Retail Security Survey and how state decriminalization efforts and felony threshold increases are impacting retail crime nationwide.



Europol takes down e-commerce fraud gang
The organisation has revealed that 95 professional fraudsters and members of internet-based criminal networks suspected of online fraud activities were arrested during its 2018 e-Commerce Action.

This was a joint law enforcement operation supported by 28 countries that ran from 4 to 15 June 2018.

The main goal was to target online fraud through a coordinated law enforcement action within the European Union (EU) and beyond, followed by an awareness-raising campaign.

Europol explains that this action also marks the start of several investigations with more arrests expected in the next few months. The activity was inspired by a similar UK pilot conducted in collaboration with Visa.

The suspects arrested during the operation were responsible for more than 20,000 fraudulent transactions with compromised credit cards, with an estimated value exceeding 8 million euros. bankingtech.com

JD.com, is running a nearly autonomous warehouse with almost ZERO human employees
Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has constructed a fulfillment center that handles as many as 200,000 orders each day - and it only has four employees.

That's because the roughly 100,000 square foot facility is run almost entirely autonomously, with human employees solely on site to tend to the robots.

According to JD.com, the warehouse leverages 'highly-automated sorting technology' to sort up to 16,000 packages per hour with 99.99% accuracy.

Located outside Shanghai, the sorting center uses artificial intelligence to scan and inspect packages as they're being processed.

JD.com says the robotic package handlers can accomplish tasks in a fraction of the time that it would take 180 warehouse workers to accomplish.

The firm employs 17,540 people at its other warehouses, but acknowledges that the rapidly growing e-commerce sector calls for speedier solutions to ensuring packages make it to shoppers doors. dailymail.co.uk

When is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon.com Inc.'s fourth-annual Prime Day will likely be on Tuesday, July 10, sources tell Internet Retailer. Amazon has not announced the date for Prime Day 2018 and did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

It's not just the current Amazon Prime members that are planning to shop on Prime Day. 27% who say they will shop on Amazon.com during Prime Day do not have a Prime membership (yet).

Prime Day 2017 was the second-biggest sales day for the retail giant, after Cyber Monday 2017, the company said in November. Amazon doesn't disclose Prime Day sales figures, but it did say overall sales grew 60% compared with the 2016 holiday. digitalcommerce360.com

Cartier loses in online counterfeit battle

E-commerce deliveries help drive up FedEx's profit

Amazon expands 'the Hub' locker system to apartments



Northern Utah: Authorities raid 7 Utah pawnshops, seize at least $1 million
in allegedly stolen goods

After nearly two years and the coordination of more than a half-dozen police agencies, officers moved in on several Utah pawnshops this week. The shops are accused of conducting illegal sales by selling stolen goods, and the multi-agency raids focused on seven pawnshops in Salt Lake and Utah counties. The investigation began after multiple complaints the locations were allegedly fencing stolen property, and the amount of property seized surprised even veteran officers.

After more than 18 months of investigation, agents with the Utah Attorney General's Office-along with detectives from several police agencies-moved in with search warrants. "The investigation involves illegal pawn transactions and fencing stolen property," said Assistant Chief of Investigations Nate Mutter with the Utah Attorney General's Office. Agents spent roughly 18 hours seizing pallet after pallet full of potential evidence during the raids. Compressors, power tools, kitchen appliances, household goods and electronics, landscaping equipment-you name it, and they seized it: much of it brand new. The items seized by investigators filled four storage units and are valued conservatively at least $1 million. fox13now.com

Wichita Falls, TX: Former Police Officer, Librarian and Family arrested for operating an ORC Ring; 15 Pay Pal accounts valued at $218,000
According to arrest affidavits, a detective with the Wichita Falls Police Department conducted an investigation into the family and said Scott Higgins would direct "methamphetamine abusers" to steal items from Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Lowe's and then he would purchase the items for half the price. Texas Department of Public Safety Agents discovered four men stole $10,000 worth of merchandise from Texas Target locations in Denton, Watuaga, Lake Worth, Wichita Falls, Fort Worth, Hurst and Grand Prairie in the span of one year. Those who allegedly stole items for him said Scott Higgins would send them lists of items through Facebook messenger, and according to court documents, one witness told DPS agents how he met Angelique at Atwoods in Wichita Falls to sell stolen items. texomashomepage.com

Horn Lake, MS: Suspects Caught On Camera Stealing Phones From T-Mobile and AT&T Stores
Horn Lake Police need your help identifying a trio of thieves accused of walking off with cells phones from not one, but two retail stores. The people involved were caught on camera inside a T-Mobile store on Goodman Road Wednesday. Employees said the suspects took three iPhone 8s. They're also accused of stealing from the AT&T store next door 30 minutes before the T-Mobile theft. "One was dressed as a construction worker. One had on a security shirt. So, they were really bold about it," said T-Mobile District Manager Will Mason. localmemphis.com

Gaston County, NC: Victoria's Secret in the Eastridge Mall reported 18 thefts in the last 12 months
Brand name bras and panties have apparently become a hot commodity in Gaston County, as the area's only Victoria's Secret store continues to get shoplifted from on a regular basis. Ninety bras were reported stolen from the Eastridge Mall location on North New Hope Road Tuesday, the 18th time store employees called police to the shop in the last 12 months. The thefts resulted in $1,800 in lost merchandise, the 14th such robbery involving at least $900 in stolen clothing. It's by far the most looted store at the mall, according to a Gazette analysis of police reports from the address. But these aren't nearly the only high-dollar thefts reported at the lingerie shop. Shoplifters have been reported there as far back as 2009. In 2015, two women stole close to $8,000 worth of bras. An August 2009 heist resulted in $7,200 in lingerie being stolen from the store. fayobserver.com

Janesville, WI: Police arrest 2 men in "a cigarette theft ring"
Police said the arrests solved a string of thefts from gas stations and tobacco retailers starting May 22. Two of the thefts occurred Thursday. The thieves entered the stores, asked for cartons of cigarettes and then fled with the cartons without paying, police said. Ryan L. Grant, 34, was arrested on seven counts of retail theft, four counts of party to retail theft, theft of moveable property, battery and criminal damage. Justin M. Tracy, 38, was arrested on four counts of retail theft and a probation violation. nbc15.com

Scottsbluff, NE: Man facing Felonies, Habitual Criminal charges, in two cases
Murdoch's in Scottsbluff said 4 mini tillers, 10 trimmer mowers, a Honda mower and a riding lawn mower had been stolen, valued at a total of just over $6,600. knopnews2.com

Ironton, OH: Lowe's Home Improvement Center reported last week that someone stole two riding lawn mowers valued at $2,300

Brooklyn, OH: Man stealing over $1,400 worth of razors from Sam's Club

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Shootings & Deaths

Torrance, CA: Man Found Fatally Shot In Home Depot Parking Lot
The parking lot of a Home Depot was a crime scene Wednesday, as police investigated the fatal shooting of a man who was found in front of the store. Police officers were called on a report of shots fired at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and found a man with gunshot wounds. Officers tried to perform CPR and use a defibrillator on him, before he was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. cbslocal.com

Corpus Christi, TX: Man intentionally shot himself at The Sharp Shooter gun range
Officers received a call at 12:36 p.m. a 24-year-old man was shot inside The Sharp Shooter. "The man was shooting inside the range area when he intentionally shot himself," Police said. "He was transported to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries." caller.com

Woolmarket, MS: Pharmacist and former girlfriend shot and killed inside Pharmacy; Domestic Argument ends in murder/suicide

Robberies & Thefts

Winston-Salem, NC: 9 Robberies at 7 locations: Triad Police Investigating String of Robberies Targeting CVS, Other Stores
The robberies began on April 20th when the robbers first hit the CVS on West Wendover Avenue in Greensboro, according to police. Since then the trio has hit 9 times at 7 locations between the cities of Greensboro and Winston-Salem. Surveillance video exclusively obtained from Winston-Salem Police Department shows one of the robberies from May 17. wfmynews2.com

Hanover, VA: Thief sprays mace at Best Buy employee's face, flees with stolen goods
On June 14, two women allegedly entered the business and went directly to the electronics section where they selected merchandise, concealed it in an empty stroller and then proceeded to leave the business. As the suspects were exiting the business, a loss prevention associate confronted the suspects about the concealed merchandise, according to Sergeant James Cooper. A suspect sprayed the loss prevention associate in the face with what is believed to be mace and both fled from the store with the stolen merchandise. Both suspects were seen fleeing the area in a black vehicle with no front license plate. wric.com

Charlotte, NC: Walmart Shoplifters didn't give up easy; fight between 2 female Loss Prevention Associate and 2 female suspects

Tulsa, OK: Operation targeting Tulsa's 'alpha criminals' nets 174 felony arrests; The three-month operation nets 106 seized firearms

Riverside, CA: ATF offering $10K for suspects in a pair of Gun Shop Burglaries

Zales in the Battlefield Mall, Springfield, MO reported an Armed Robbery on 6/20, total of 188 pcs, no injuries reported

Kay Jewelers in the Southpark Meadows, Austin, TX reported an Armed Robbery on 6/19, total of 141 pcs, no injuries reported

Kay Jewelers in the Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH reported a Grab & Run on 6/20, item valued at $22,299

Zales in the St. Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights, MO reported a Grab & Run on 6/19, item valued at $3,999

Sentencings & Charges

Hammond, IN: Man lands 135 months in prison for 'brazen' robbery
Judge says such violence 'will never be tolerated'

Davis and three others robbed a wireless store in Munster, Indiana. They entered the store during the afternoon rush hour, at approximately 5:45 pm. While holding employees and customers at gunpoint, they forced employees to empty cabinets of phones and demanded all of the cash from the register. The gunmen men fled the store in a getaway vehicle driven

"Committing a brazen act of violence, in the middle of a crowded store during the early evening hours when many people are around will never be tolerated in this District. The sentence today shows the seriousness of this type of offense. We will continue to focus on crimes like the one above and other violent crimes to make sure justice is served to criminals like Mr. Davis," said U.S. Attorney Kirsch. justice.gov

Lake Worth, FL: Family Dollar manager fires gun after theft, faces battery charge
A Family Dollar store manager is facing a criminal charge after authorities said he chased down and shot in the direction of a man suspected of stealing soap and motor oil from the Lake Worth shop. Leocadio Liranzo, is facing a charge of aggravated battery with a firearm. He was released from the county jail Tuesday on $20,000 bond. Liranzo told deputies he had fired at the ground, not at the man, and after the man had thrown beer in his face. mypalmbeachpost.com

Wheaton, IL: Man Given 55-Year Sentence in 2014 Shooting of C-Store Clerk

Carrollton, GA: Man sentenced to 30 years for Armed Robbery of Domino's and Dollar General


AT&T - Horn Lake, MS - Robbery
C-Store - Gastonia, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Marianna, FL - Armed Robbery
Circle K - West Columbia, SC - Robbery
Circle K - Columbia, SC - Robbery ( 4th in area this week)
CVS - Alexandria, VA - Robbery/ Assault
Dollar General - Conway, SC - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - North Little Rock, AR - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Moss Point, MS - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
Gun Store - Riverside, CA - Burglary
Lens Crafter - Los Angeles, CA - Burglary
Liquor Store - Detroit, MI - Armed Robbery/Shooting
Papa John's - Bloomington, IL - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Yorba Linda, CA - Burglary
Subway - Memphis, TN - Robbery
T-Mobile - Horn Lake, MS - Robbery
Verizon - Mount Pleasant, TX - Armed Robbery
Zales - Springfield, MO - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
16 robberies
3 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings





None to report.

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