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Melissa Sharp Murdock named Vice President of Communications and Media Relations for Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Murdock joins RILA from WorldatWork, the total rewards association, where she served as the director of external affairs from 2012-2019 overseeing the association's public policy, public affairs, and media relations activities. Prior to WorldatWork, she spent 6 years at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in their media department.

"Melissa brings great communications and business experience to the RILA team," said RILA Executive Vice President of Communications & State Affairs Jason Brewer. "We're excited to have her on board and know she'll be a tremendous asset as we continue to be vocal advocates for the retail industry and our members."

As part of RILA's communications team, Murdock will serve as the Association's primary media contact and will provide strategic communications guidance on the industry's key focus areas. Congratulations Melissa! Read More

Richard Moore promoted to Sr. Director of Loss Prevention
for Talbots

Richard was the Director of Loss Prevention for over three years before this promotion. Prior, he was the Director of Loss Prevention for Brooks Brothers for over 22 years. Congratulations Richard!
Chris Hopkins named Director of Asset Protection for Goodwill Industries of Southeast Georgia
Previously, Chris was the Multi-District AP and Safety Manager for Weis Markets for over eleven months before taking this new role. Prior, he held managerial positions in loss prevention/asset protection for Amazon and Giant Foods, and was an LP Coordinator for Hannaford. Chris also served as a Police Officer for Columbia Borough Police Department for over six years. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Congratulations Chris!

Courtney Meek promoted to Associate Director, LP Operations
for Ross Stores Inc.

Previously, Courtney was the Senior Manager, LP Operations & Initiatives for the retailer for over a year, and before that was their Manager of Merchandise Protection & LP Operations for over three years. Prior, she held various positions at Gap Inc./Old Navy including Project Manager - Best Practices and Common Processes, Market LP Manager, Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager and Customer Service Supervisor. Courtney earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Interpersonal & Organizational Communications from California State University - Long Beach. Congratulations Courtney!

Jeremy Greenleaf named Director of Asset Protection for StockX
StockX is a live marketplace for buying and selling limited edition sneakers, watches, handbags and streetwear. Previously, Jeremy was the Corporate Manager of ORC Investigations for The Home Depot for over three years. He earned his Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration from Saginaw Valley State University. Congratulations Jeremy!

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NRF LP Council Gets Behind-the-Scenes 'Security Tour'
 at Disneyland during NRF PROTECT 2019

The NRF LP Council got to take a behind-the-scenes "Security Tour" and visit the Disney Dream Suite at Disneyland while in Anaheim, Calif. for NRF PROTECT 2019.

It was a true once-in-a lifetime opportunity thanks to LP Council member Megan Curtis, Executive Director, Global Loss Prevention & Safety, Disney Consumer Products. Asset Protection at Disney Land is like putting on a Super Bowl-level event 365 days a year.

Standing (left to right): Gabe Esposito, Brian Brazer, Sean Bennett, Joan Manson, Sean Thibodaux, John Talamo, Dave Johnston, Christine Hackler. John Velke, Jim Cosseboom, Keith White, Prof Bob Hanson, Rob Lacommare, Scott McBride, Bob Moraca, Adam Gilvin, Megan Curtis

Sitting/kneeling (left to right): Steve Bova, Matt Lincoln, & NRF Staff, Denisha Price, April Obrien, Artemis Berry

2N, an Axis Company, awarded Commercial Integrator's 2019 BEST Award
2N, An Axis Company, won a Commercial Integrator 2019 BEST Award, Access Control Solutions for the 2N® LTE Verso. The world's first LTE intercom, combining minimum installation costs with a full-feature set, the 2N® LTE Verso is an ideal retrofit solution that does not depend on wiring, just a power supply. A full-range of features include RFID, Bluetooth, fingerprint reader, as well as secure configuration via cloud to create a customized solution. Together with 2N® Mobile Video service it offers additional features like video calls to mobile devices and 2N answering units just like a wired intercom.

The Commercial Integrator BEST (Best Electronics Systems Technologies) Awards recognize outstanding new products, solutions and services that can affect commercial integrators' businesses. Criteria for winning products include innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer. axis.com

BH Management and ADT Announce Partnership to Integrate Smart Technology
in Multifamily Units

Today, ADT Inc., a leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, announced a new partnership with BH Management Services, LLC, a leading multifamily property management company, to offer smart technology integration and convenience services. Through the partnership with ADT, BH Management Services will outfit residences with ADT security, automated smart door locks, and smart thermostats. Read More adt.com

Two More California Cities Considering Facial Recognition Bans
Oakland and Berkeley Take Up Police Use of the Technology

About a month after San Francisco became the first in the country to ban the use of facial recognition software, Oakland and Berkeley are set to take up the controversial issue as well.

On Tuesday, Oakland's Public Safety Committee will consider whether to ban use of the particular technology, which police departments argue can help catch criminals but which civil libertarians counter could allow Big Brother to run amok.

The proposed ban is being introduced by Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan, who cited a Microsoft researcher who called the technology "toxic." She agreed with many critics who say that face recognition systems rely on "biased datasets with high levels of inaccuracy and lack standards around its use which has already lead to misidentification and manipulation of data."

Like San Francisco, Oakland's proposed ban, would apply just to police and other municipal departments. It does not affect use of the technology by the federal government at airports and ports, nor does it limit personal or business use. The city of Berkeley is considering similar legislation in July. ktvu.com

'Public Acceptance of Biometric Facial Recognition Increasing'
A survey from travel site Reservations.com shows just over 42 percent of U.S. adults approve of the use of facial recognition, half of them strongly so, while only 32.5 percent do not support the technology's use, NextGov reports. Almost 25 percent say they do not agree or disagree with biometrics use in airports.

Reservations.com representative Joseph Robinson told NextGov that he is surprised that the most common response was positive, citing a Brookings survey from last October in which only 31 percent reported a favorable view of facial recognition in airports. A survey by the Center for Data Innovation in December likewise found that 54 percent are in favor of limiting the technology. Robinson also says he is surprised by the number of undecided Americans. biometricupdate.com

Microsoft Quietly Deletes 10 Million Facial Recognition Photos
Microsoft has quietly deleted its MS Celeb database, which contains more than 10 million images. The photos compiled included journalists, artists, musicians, activists, policy makers, writers and researchers. Microsoft is finally putting an end to its role in the potential for abuse that facial recognition technology has, which could lead to incidents of racial profiling.

The deletion comes after Microsoft called on U.S. politicians to do a better job of regulating recognition systems last year. Additionally, they have asked governments around the world to regulate the use of facial recognition technology. Microsoft has even blocked sales of its facial recognition tech to California police departments who wanted to use it in body cameras and cars.  forbes.com

San Francisco becomes first major U.S. city to ban facial recognize for police


Retailers back bill requiring congressional review of tariff hikes
The National Retail Federation welcomed legislation introduced today that would strengthen congressional authority over tariff increases like those imposed by the Trump administration during the past year.

"We agree with the need to deliver fair and balanced trade deals, but taxing Americans isn't the answer - especially without a single vote from Congress," NRF Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French said. "At a time when American businesses and consumers are facing unprecedented tariffs imposed unilaterally, it's time to reexamine the appropriate balance on trade policy between Congress and the executive branch. This legislation represents an important step forward. We urge members of both parties to join this effort and protect hardworking Americans from a growing trade war that could destroy thousands of jobs and raise costs for families across the country." nrf.com

Home Depot CEO says company hopes to cut costs to reduce impact of tariffs on consumer prices
Home Depot CEO Craig Menear said the company aims to minimize the impact that potential tariffs will have on prices by cutting costs elsewhere along its supply chain. The company makes 70% of its goods domestically, which also lessens the effect, Menear said in an interview Monday on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street. " cnbc.com

Chief Revenue Officer Gets 7 Yrs Fed Prison For $13.4M Fraud
Jeffrey David, 44, of Sacramento, served as the Chief Revenue Officer for the Sacramento Kings, a professional sports franchise. As part of his duties, he negotiated sponsorship and other marketing agreements with companies in California and elsewhere. From October 2012 through July 2016, David used this position to defraud these companies by representing to them that payments they made were going to the Kings, when in fact the payments were going to bank accounts under his sole control, held in the name of Sacramento Sports Partners LLC. The Kings did not know about these payments or this LLC at the time the payments were solicited and made. In total, David stole approximately $13.4 million from five companies in California and elsewhere.

The professional sports franchise has received over $13.2 million in restitution to date. justice.gov

Are Your Stores Ready?
Senators Concerned About Lack of Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricane season started June 1 and several senators expressed frustration about the lack of preparedness of government entities.

According to the news report, during a meeting of the Senate's Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning Committee, senators questioned several agencies as to whether they had prepared plans for how to deal with future disasters and found the answers unsatisfying. Only a couple agencies reported being prepared and had made improvements and plans.

The Health Department testifiers said while no current shelter for the mentally ill and homeless was procured. Sen. Steven D. Payne pointed out that Human Services has no current central data system in place for emergency shelters, which provide a means of reconnecting families. He asked, without a central data system, how will the department know how much staff is needed, how many supplies are needed, or how many children or seniors or disabled were within the shelters.

Sen. Oakland Benta said that the committee heard repetitive discussions: "...at the end of the day working on emergency preparedness and we are still at home plate. A lot of the things that should have been done are not done," Sen. Oakland Benta said. securitymagazine.com

Allied Universal Buys SF largest private Security Firm
Santa Ana's Allied Universal, the biggest private security firm in the U.S., today said it acquired a San Francisco-based firm with more than $40 million in annual sales and 1,300 employees. Cypress Private Security LP provides armed and unarmed uniformed officers, mobile patrols, loss prevention programs and emergency security consulting. Terms weren't disclosed. Chief Operating Officer Jonas Tegnerud will be joining Allied Universal as director of operations in the Northwest region. Cypress Private Security was represented by Bob Perry with Robert H. Perry & Associates Inc. in the transaction. Allied Universal Chief Executive Steve Jones has built the company to 215,000 employees and revenue of more than $7.3 billion. ocbj.com

CVS introduces time delay pharmacy safes in Michigan
Attorney General believes this is an important step in fighting opioid crisis

Every CVS Pharmacy across Michigan is now equipped with time delay safes, aimed at protecting pharmacists and keeping highly addictive opiods from being readily available. CVS in Indianapolis said they saw a 70 percent drop in armed robberies after they were introduced. clickondetroit.com

SHRM CEO Calls for More-Inclusive Workplaces
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of the Society for Human Resource Management, on June 24 challenged HR professionals to create more-inclusive workplaces, specifically calling on them to hire people with disabilities, people with criminal histories, veterans and people over age 50.

"I'm not saying that everyone who applies for a job deserves that job. But everyone deserves the dignity of work," Taylor told the more than 18,000 HR professionals and others gathered here for the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition.

"As stewards of workplaces, HR people play a role that is bigger than any one of us. Our focus should not be on keeping the 'wrong' people out but trying to find the 'right' people to bring in," he said. shrm.org

Companies Struggle to Adapt to the Justice Department's Stance on Instant Messaging
Before the change, companies had to prohibit employees from using software that didn't save records if they wished to be eligible for reduced fines. The department altered the policy to suggest that companies implement controls over messaging platforms that make it difficult to retain records.

It is now up to companies to figure out how best to monitor or control the use of these apps to ensure that records are retained in the event of a government investigation. The trick will be proving to prosecutors that the right controls were in place after a bribery violation has occurred, said Nat Edmonds, a former member of the Justice Department's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit. wsj.com

The CBD Retail Boom Continues: Kroger to Sell CBD Products in Nearly 1,000 Stores
The company joins a growing list of other retailers that are just now jumping on the bandwagon. Simon Property Group partnered with Green Growth Brands. CVS will now carry CBD products across the U.S. The Vitamin Shoppe announced it will sell CBD products. Abercrombie & Fitch just partnered with Green Growth Brands to sell CBD body care products. prnewswire.com

Consumer confidence drops more than expected, reaching its lowest point in nearly two years

Shares of Sally Beauty slide as Amazon targets its professional salon customers

U.K. Retail Sales Shrink at Fastest Pace Since Financial Crisis

Gordmans opening 25 Ohio stores

Weigel's Named CSD's 2019 Chain of the Year

Are airports now the sweet spot for luxury retail?

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The concept of 'total retail loss' can be ambiguous and holds different meanings for different segments of the retail industry. Within the industry, each retailer has specific needs depending on compliance with specific protocols and ethical business conduct. First, we need to establish and understand the variance in "pain points" that facilitates a better understanding of the difference between outcomes that are the costs of doing business, versus the outcomes that are regarded as losses.

Understanding a common equation to find out a business's Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can help determine whether or not a retailer is achieving its goals. However, because losses are often calculated based on an individual company's formula, it's difficult to create a universal baseline. Now, there are software and technologies available to help retailers stay ahead of their losses, and, most importantly, understand the differences - dependent upon the particular business - of losses, shrinkage and costs.

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6 Arrests in the UK and Netherlands in $27.3M Cryptocurrency Theft
Today, the UK's South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SW RCCU) in a joint operation with the Dutch police (Politie), Europol, Eurojust and the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has arrested 6 individuals after a 14-month long investigation into a 24 million euro cryptocurrency theft. The five men and one woman were arrested in simultaneous warrants this morning at their homes in Charlcombe, Lower Weston and Staverton (UK) and Amsterdam and Rotterdam (the Netherlands).

The theft, which targeted users' Bitcoin tokens, is believed to have affected at least 4 000 victims in 12 countries, with the numbers continuing to grow. The investigation relates to typosquatting, where a well-known online cryptocurrency exchange was 'spoofed' - or recreated to imitate the genuine site - to gain access to victims' Bitcoin wallets, stealing their funds and login details. thetelegraph.com

DDoS-for-Hire Services Doubled in Q1 Despite Major FBI Crackdown

Impact of FBI's takedown of 15 'booter' domains last December appears
to have been temporary.

Nexusguard analyzed data gathered from multiple public and proprietary sources on distributed denial-of-service attacks during the first quarter of this year. The security vendor discovered that so-called booter websites offering DDoS services for hire more than doubled that quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 - despite a major law enforcement crackdown on such sites in December.

Nexusguard's analysis also showed a continued trend toward what it calls bit-and-piece DDoS attacks, where threat actors contaminate a large and diverse pool of IP address with almost negligible sizes of junk traffic that converge and block a targeted IP.

In the first quarter of this year, such attacks became more automated and targeted, indicating that attackers have figured out how to launch them optimally, Nexusguard said in its report.

Booter Services Back With a Vengeance

The resurgence of booter sites in particular is notable. Last December, the FBI-in collaboration with international counterparts-seized 15 Internet domains associated with some of the world's largest DDoS-for-hire-services.

The FBI's pre-Christmas 2018 crackdown succeeded in slashing the overall number of DDoS attacks globally by 11%, and average attack size by as much as 85% percent in Q4 last year.

However, Nexusuard and others at that time warned about a rebound in booter services due to the strong and growing demand for them in the cyber underworld. The latest numbers appear to confirm that expectation.

The same pattern has played out numerous times over the years. Law enforcement authorities in the US and other countries have taken down major underground marketplaces and dismantled organized groups engaged illicit activities online, only to see others swiftly replace them.  darkreading.com

Hackers hit over a dozen mobile carriers & could shut down networks
Researchers believe the attacks are backed by China

Hackers have quietly infiltrated more than a dozen mobile carriers around the world, gaining complete control of networks behind the companies' backs. The attackers have been using that access over the last seven years to steal sensitive data, but have so much control they could shut down communications at a moment's notice, according to Cybereason, a security company based in Boston.

On Tuesday, Cybereason said it's been investigating the campaign, dubbed Operation Soft Cell, through which hackers targeted phone providers in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The hackers infected multiple mobile carriers since 2012, gaining control and siphoning off hundreds of gigabytes of data on people.

How the attacks happened
Cybereason's researchers found that the attackers gained access to more than a dozen mobile carriers by exploiting old vulnerabilities, like malware hidden in a Microsoft Word file or finding an exposed public server belonging to a given company.

Using that access, the hackers also created accounts for themselves with escalated privileges, essentially hiding among the company's actual staff. Even if the companies take measures to close up their vulnerabilities, the hackers could remain in the network for years after the fix.

Because the attack method was this sophisticated and targeted, Cybereason researchers believe the hackers were backed by a nation-state. All digital forensics signs point to China -- the malware used, the method of attack and the servers the attacks are on are tied to APT10, China's elite hacking group. cnet.com

The C-Suite is Under Attack, Verizon Data Breach Report Finds
C-Level Execs 12 Times More Likely to be a Target

C-level executives such as the (CEO, CFO, COO, and CIO) are a prime target of cybercriminals. They are 12x more like likely to be the target in social engineering attacks than other employees. Financial gain remains the primary goal. In total, 71% of all breaches had a financial motive.

Because senior executives have top-level access and are higher up on the chain of command to make and approve requests, their email login credentials are very attractive to cybercriminals. For attackers, stolen credentials, and compromised email accounts, are like having the key to the city. Criminals can come and go at will, within the company's network, like a trusted friend. No brute-force needed.

A compromised C-suite email account can be used to send wire transfer requests, then the criminals simply wait for the money to arrive. In recent years, Snapchat, Mattel, and FACC have all fallen victim to BEC scams. Verizon reports that Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks represented 370 incidents of which 248 were confirmed breaches.

Phishing and vishing are commonly used by attackers to steal credentials. Because of the sheer volume of emails that the C-suite handle, their exposure to phishing is higher than other employees. Each day they routinely respond to multiple issues that demand quick resolution, creating an environment that is conducive to 'clicking before thinking.' securityboulevard.com

The Data Breach Case Against Facebook Is Moving Forward
Facebook is still legally on the hook for a September data breach that affected 30 million of their customers. Hackers were reportedly able to exploit several software failings in order to obtain login access to consumer accounts. Facebook had moved to have the case dismissed - but a federal appeals judge has shot down that argument, saying the case against Facebook for negligence and for failing to secure users' data will proceed.

Discovery should move "with alacrity" for a trial, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said in his ruling. The judge did, however dismiss breach-of-contract and breach-of-confidence claims. Plaintiffs have until the 8th of July to amend their case.

"From a policy standpoint, to hold that Facebook has no duty of care here 'would create perverse incentives for businesses who profit off the use of consumers' personal data to turn a blind eye and ignore known security risks,"' Judge Alsup said, citing a decision in a separate case.

Facebook has argued it is really the victim as the target of highly-sophisticated hack attacks - and that it ought not be liable for thieves gaining access to user names and contact information. Facebook also argued that while logins were compromised, data of real value like card numbers remained protected and unharmed. pymnts.com

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Fraud prevention: what retailers are doing to beat online scammers
Online fraud is on the rise. According to trade association UK Finance, scams against online retailers totalled £265.1 million in 2018, up 29% on the previous year. However, retailers are increasingly arming themselves in the fight against cybercrime. Last year the sector spent 17% more on cybersecurity, found a recent survey by the British Retail Consortium.

Lessons learnt

For William Scott Forshaw, founder of luxury bag company Maxwell-Scott, falling victim to scammers nearly eight years ago led the company to completely rethink its approach to fraud prevention.

"We got caught out," he says. "Someone managed to insert a script to our shopping basket. So when customers were typing in their credit card details, it was recording that information and sending it to an Excel sheet on a server in Thailand."

The company located and removed the script after the bank flagged a problem. But by that time it had been running for a month. Subsequently it had to pay £25,000 in fines to Mastercard and Visa, as well as being forced to pay £5,000 to a security firm to do a sweep of its systems.

Off the back of that experience, it rebuilt everything. "Since then our servers have been immaculate and we've put lots of protocols in place" he says.

The right support

Ollie Marshall, IT director at Maplin, agrees that it is crucial that retailers do more than just comply with the minimum standards as "liability for fraud sits with the merchant."

After the electronics brand relaunched as an online-only retailer earlier this year, the company used the opportunity to bake fraud prevention into its transactional processes. "From day one we had fraud attempts," says Marshall.

"Being online-only, it was obvious to me fraud was going to play a massive part [in resigning our systems]." The company decided to partner with fraud detection business Signifyd, which aggregates data in real time to determine whether a transaction is fraudulent. Read more: essentialretail.com

'Human-Proofing' Marketplace Fraud
Trust is the currency that makes online marketplaces of all shapes and sizes run - but in a world where cybercrime and digital attacks on consumer identity are endemic, it can also be the hardest element to guarantee.

In the good old days of analog physical commerce, Yapstone Chief Information Security Officer Richard Noguera told Karen Webster, proximity did a lot of heavy lifting for guaranteeing everyone in the transaction knew who they were dealing with.

"The challenge is, in digital marketplaces where that trust is especially necessary, it is also totally ethereal," Noguera said. "The transaction is devoid of the old physical construction - but that doesn't mean consumers don't still want to feel the same level of trust."

The goal for firms like Yapstone that service marketplaces is to be able to imbue those virtual transactions with the same sense of trust consumers and sellers more or less feel in that physical environment, he said. The supplier or seller knows the person they are transacting with is the buyer they think they are, and the seller is actually who they say they are and only who they say they are over the course of the transaction. Read more pymnts.com

Loyalty fraud wave sparks security tech collaboration

Snap alum launches curated online store Verishop



Victoria, TX: 4 towable Welders valued at over $100,000 stolen from Sunbelt Rental
Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking information regarding a felony theft. During the night, from June 16th to 17th, four towable welding machines were stolen from a business on the 4000 block of us Highway 59 North. The offenders cut the locks from a gate, drove onto the property, hooked up the welders, and then drove away. crossroadstoday.com

Cumberland County, PA: Duo teamed up to distract employee,
steal diamond ring at Capital City Mall

Lower Allen Township Police are trying to identify the suspects in a retail theft that occurred at the Capital City Mall in May. Police say the suspects worked together to distract an employee and steal a diamond ring worth several thousand dollars. The incident happened May 20, at about 10:38 a.m., police say. fox43.com

York, PA: Sheet metal cutters used to remove security tags in Kohl's shoe theft
On Monday, West Manchester Township Police released surveillance images, hoping to identify a woman suspected of stealing dresses and shoes from Kohl's earlier this month. ydr.com

Springfield, PA: Shoplifter nabbed after stealing $1k worth of Polo merchandise from Macy's

Rome, GA: Woman charged with Felony Theft for assisting in stealing 2 Flat Screen TV valued at $528 from Walmart

Macon, GA: Burlington's Loss Prevention recognize 2 shoplifters, arrest warrants issued

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Shootings & Deaths

Overland Park, KS: No charges to be filed in Boost Mobile deadly shooting
DA calls it exercise of self-defense

Officials said on evening of June 10, a man, identified as DeShawn Brim, entered the Boost Mobile store at 76th and Metcalf armed with a handgun and proceeded to rob the store at gunpoint. The attempted robbery was recorded on the store's security video. Missouri court records show Brim was out on parole. He served prison time for weapons charges. The store clerk, fearing for his life and the life of his co-worker, pulled out a handgun. Brim was killed as he attempted to jump over the counter likely to get at the clerk. The DA announced Monday they have determined that this was a valid case of self-defense under Kansas law and that no charges will be filed in connection with the incident. fox4kc.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Murfreesboro, TN: PD investigating 13 Burglaries involving large quantities
of Cigarettes

The break-ins occurred at different times of night at 13 locations, with most incidents involving a rock used to break the glass on the front door to gain entry. The suspects were in and out of the businesses before officers arrived in each incident. One incident saw thieves steal more than 100 cartons of cigarettes, as well as an additional 110 single packs. fox17.com

Louisville, KY: Men who served 20+ years in prison charged in Portland
store robberies

Two men who spent decades behind bars were arrested after police said they robbed a store in the Portland neighborhood twice. Thomas Fennell, 59 and Thomas Griffin, 57, entered the Dollar General, on May 23, according to an arrest slip. Police said Fennell was wearing a mask and Griffin was armed with a knife and they demanded cash, then fled on foot. Officers said they returned to the same Dollar General on June 16 and Fennell was armed with a pistol and Griffin had a knife. Arrest slips state Fennell threatened to shoot the victims and Griffin held a knife to the victims while he forced them to open a safe. Fennell had been released from custody in January after police said he served 40 years for murder and robbery charges. Fennell was charged in the 1981 murder of his 13-month-old son. Griffin had been released from custody in September 2018 after he served 24 years on robbery charges. wave3.com

Piermont, NY: Suspect mails $6,000 bike back to shop after theft,
but cops track him down for arrest

A guilty conscience helped Piermont Police catch a suspected bike thief who made off with a $6,000 bike last summer. After the bike store and Piermont Police started circulating footage online of a man taking the bike from the store, the bike arrived back at the shop via mail. On June 21, police arrested a 40-year-old Bronx man for stealing the bike. He's charged with Grand Larceny in the third degree, a felony. lohud.com

Little Rock, AR: Murphy USA C-Store Employee wanted for $5,300 cash theft

UK: London: Police release image in hunt for man after $500,000 Regent Street smash-and-grab at Watches of Switzerland

UK: London Metropolitan Police drive down crimes on mopeds


Cargo Theft

Mexico: Train robberies up 33% in first quarter after a decline in late 2018
The Rail Transport Regulatory Agency reported that there were 1,057 incidents of theft and 2,637 incidents of vandalism, an increase of about 21% compared to the previous year. The highest numbers of thefts occurred in the states of Sonora, Tlaxcala and Puebla. Grains, seeds, automotive parts and construction materials are among the most popular goods. mexiconewsdaily.com

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Credit Card Fraud

Mt. Pleasant, MI: 2 arrested in credit card fraud case involving 20 victims
Mt. Pleasant police are working to find a person they say is tied to an ongoing credit card fraud investigation. Police and investigators sat outside a business and reportedly watched two men trying to use several stolen cards at the self-checkout lanes. Police say the men ran from officers, but a third person waiting in a car was identified. mlive.com


Two more sentenced in theft of hundreds of guns meant for Bass Pro
Raynord Hunt and Keith Lowe were sentenced to 8 years and 4 months and 6 years, respectively, in federal prison on June 21, according to a news release issued this morning by the office of Tim Garrison, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. The men admitted to stealing cargo (654 guns, including 600 handguns and 54 shotguns) shipped from Accokeek, Maryland-based Beretta USA Corp. to Springfield, where it was held in UPS trailers as it was en route to Bass Pro. They also admitted to possessing the stolen guns. Four other Texas co-defendants were each were sentenced last month to more than 7 years in federal prison for their roles in the October 2017 theft. Each of the defendants have been ordered to pay $206,132 in restitution for their crimes. sbj.net

Wichita, KS: Woman faces 20-years in prison for role in four Armed Robberies
Savannah Cole, 21, Wichita, pleaded guilty to four counts of robbery. In her plea, he admitted to Armed Robberies at Dollar General , Arby's, and two C- Stores. hayspost.com

Springfield, MO: Romanian National Pleads Guilty to Skimming Scheme



C-Store - Oakland, CA - Armed Robbery/Shooting
C-Store - Brownsburg, IN - Robbery
C-Store - Cobb County, GA - Robbery
CVS - Pittsburgh, PA - Robbery
Dollar General - West Point, MS - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Horry County, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Myrtle Beach, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Dawson County, GA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station -Independence Township, MI - Robbery
Liquor Store - Danville, VA - Burglary
Liquor Store - Suffield, CT - Burglary
McDonald's - Suffolk County - Burglary
Menard's - Traverse City, MI - Robbery
Restaurant - San Antonio, TX - Burglary
Restaurant - Clearfield, PA - Burglary
Restaurant - Beaverton, OR - Burglary
Restaurant - Indianapolis, IN - Burglary
Restaurant - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Fort Myers, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Philadelphia, PA - Robbery



Daily Totals:
13 robberies
7 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killed




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Daniel Turno named District Loss Prevention Manager for Ollie's Bargain Outlet

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