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Q2 RAM LP Committee Meeting
June 27

RLPSA Annual Conference
Aug. 5-8

GRAORCA Retail Crime Conference
Aug. 29

Retail Risk -
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Sept. 6

New England LP Expo
Sept. 13

Q3 RAM LP Committee Meeting
Sept. 14 -
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Worcester, MA

Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit
Oct. 2-3

CORCA Conference
Oct. 3-4

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Nov. 6-8

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Benjamin Coleman named Global Security Executive Services Manager for Facebook

Benjamin was previously the Manager of Global Security and Travel for DistributionNOW for over four years. He's also held Director of Security roles for Fast Pace, Inc. and Striker Oil and Gas. Congratulations Benjamin!

Chris Carrillo promoted to Senior Corporate Investigator - Northern Division for Home Depot
Chris was previously the Internal Investigator for the Northern Division, Central Investigations team for the retailer and has worked in their asset protection department for over four years, as Asset Protection Manager and Asset Protection Specialist. He's also been the Multi-Unit LP Manager for Sears Holdings Corporation and Department Supervisor of LP for Mervyns. Congratulations Chris!

APG Cash Drawer Names POS Industry Veteran Craig Kaliebe as Business Development Manager
APG Cash Drawer, a global manufacturer of cash management solutions is proud to announce the addition of point-of-sale industry veteran Craig Kaliebe to the role of Business Development Manager in North America. In this role, Craig will be responsible for managing, developing and growing the core cash drawer business in the mobile POS and payment processing segments.

Craig Kaliebe brings more than twenty years of sales, marketing and business development experience in the Point of Sale technology, electronics, manufacturing and distribution industry. He served in a variety of sales and marketing management roles at Cherry and CognitiveTPG. Most recently he was the Sales, Marketing and Business Development Manager at the Matenaer Corporation, a leader in the metal stamping and fabrication industry. Congratulations Craig! Read more here

APG Cash Drawer Names POS Industry Veteran Nigel Ball as Vice President of Sales
APG Cash Drawer, a global manufacturer of cash management solutions is proud to announce the addition of point-of-sale industry veteran Nigel Ball to the role of Vice President of Sales in North America. In this role, Mr. Ball will lead and oversee all functions of APG's core product sales activities in North America.

"I am very excited to be joining APG Cash Drawer, a recognized global brand leader in the POS industry," said Nigel. "SMARTtill® technology is a great example of APG's ability to differentiate and deliver innovative cash management solutions, reducing cash loss and the cost of handling while improving store productivity. It's a great time to be part of a revolution in cash management and to join the APG team." Congratulations Nigel! Read more here

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Anniston, AL: Lowe's HR Manager takes his own life after standoff with Police
Anniston police say Human Resources Manager Steven Spoon entered the store with a handgun and threatened to kill himself. Police evacuated as many employees and customers as they could. Spoon was in his office, where investigators negotiated with him for several hours. When they took a break, Spoon shot and killed himself, according to police. Through investigations, police learned it was Spoon's last day on the job. A meeting was scheduled to discuss his termination, no word on if that meeting ever happened.

He leaves behind a wife and children. No other injuries were reported. Lowe's Corporate Communications released the following statement: Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Spoon's family, as well as the employees at our North Anniston store. Lowe's has extensive safety measures in place that were followed to quickly evacuate the store. We are focused on providing support for employees impacted by this tragedy, including providing grief counselors onsite. The store will remain closed today and plans to reopen Tuesday. Out of respect for the family, we are referring additional questions to law enforcement. wsfa.com

Lockport, NY: 2 Employees killed in an accident at XPO Logistics Distribution Center

According to Chief Deputy Michael Dunn with the Niagara County Sherif's Office, the men became trapped when they were unloading Corian from a trailer. The 11 slabs of Corian, which is a counter-top material similar to granite, weighs almost 9,000 pounds. wivb.com

11 New DLPM Positions
Burlington Stores Continues Growing Their Asset Protection Team
Going From 9 to 20 DLPM's

Created 11 new District LP Manager positions to augment the current organization structure and to support their store growth. Representative of the strength of Burlington, its future and the company's commitment to their Asset Protection team.

With Q1 results showing a 12.8% sales growth and comp stores growth increasing 4.8% Burlington Stores had a strong first quarter they reported on May 31st. They expect it to continue into Fiscal Year 2018 with an increase range of 9.7% to 10.5% overall sales growth. The Company operated 647 stores as of the end of the first quarter of Fiscal 2018, inclusive of an internet store, in 45 states and Puerto Rico, principally under the name Burlington Stores.

Editor's Note: DLPM’s have 9 to 12 stores each. burlingtoninvestors.com

Netflix CEO Fires Top Executive After Use of Racial Slur
In introspective memo, Reed Hastings blamed his 'privilege' for minimizing race issues

Chief Executive Reed Hastings said he fired his chief communications officer after he used a racial slur in his conversations at work on multiple occasions, an episode that has created a moment of introspection at the streaming juggernaut.

Jonathan Friedland, the executive who was fired, said in a series of tweets that he spoke insensitively while talking to his public relations team about "words that offend in comedy."

He didn't direct the slur at any co-worker, people familiar with the matter said, but using the word rather than referring to it as the "N-word" offended his colleagues.

In a memo to employees, Mr. Hastings said Mr. Friedland apologized after several people who were in the meeting with his PR team told him "how inappropriate and hurtful his use of the N-word was."

A few days after the incident, Mr. Friedland said the slur again in a meeting with two black human resources employees who were attempting to help him deal with the first instance, Mr. Hastings said. wsj.com

KPMG turned to Palantir to help predict which audits would be inspected
Palantir was hired to leverage former regulators willing to steal confidential inspection data in exchange for KPMG job, bonuses.

The revelation, coming in court documents, show that the accounting giant had help in its quest to prepare for audits from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. There are now civil and criminal indictments of three former KPMG partners and three former PCAOB employees for allegedly obtaining confidential regulatory information and using it to essentially cheat the test, in return for offering jobs. marketwatch.com

Amazon Workers Facing Firing Can Appeal to a Jury of Their Co-Workers
The hearing process has raised questions about fairness, according to workers and their attorneys.

The employee appeal process is Amazon's latest experiment in managing its growing workforce of more than 500,000. When it announced the program last year, Amazon acknowledged it had been quick to fire people instead of trying to resolve problems in other ways. Executives recognized that poorly defined roles, dysfunctional teams, and peremptory managers were among the factors that often remained unexamined, according to a person familiar with the matter. Workers facing termination also lacked a forum to discuss such factors, the person says.

Amazon is borrowing a page from union grievance processes that don't apply to most corporate employees. But only about 30 percent of those who appeal their manager's criticisms prevail, meaning they can keep their jobs or seek new ones within the company with different bosses, according to people familiar with the matter.

Eighteen months after its debut, the hearing process has created resentment and raised questions about fairness, according to current and former workers as well as attorneys familiar with their situations. "It's a kangaroo court," says George Tamblyn, a Seattle employment lawyer who helped one former Amazon worker plan her appeal earlier this year. "My impression of the process is it's totally unfair." bloomberg.com

The Country's Largest Internal Rebate Fraud Case - Entire Sales Team Guilty
Facing Decades in Prison - Pilot Flying J Former President Blames Attorney, Judge, and Prosecutors

The newest defense team for Mark Hazelwood, who as president helped grow Pilot Flying J into a truck stop giant, late Monday night filed in U.S. District Court a motion attacking the four-month trial that led in February to his conviction on charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and witness tampering. The motion requests a new trial.

Hazelwood is awaiting sentencing for what federal prosecutors Trey Hamilton and David Lewen say was a years-long scheme to grow Pilot Flying J's profitability by luring truckers with small firms - frozen out of the national fuel discount market - to do business with the firm's truck stops in return for rebates on diesel fuel and then cheating them.

Raking in $26.9 million annually at the height of the fraud plot, Hazelwood is now under house arrest, outfitted with a monitoring device, his jet plane disabled and his racing boat docked.

He's still earning money. Testimony has shown he now heads up a handful of firms catering to the trucking industry and Pilot Flying J's board agreed to pay him $40 million to settle the terms of his employment contract and keep a fight over his firing - and racist comments - out of court. knoxnews.com

Zebra Technologies Ranked Among Fastest-Growing Companies in Chicago Area
Zebra honored with multiple awards globally for design, innovation, culture and more

The market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time enterprise visibility, announces its worldwide recognition for an assortment of achievements.

The company ranked 145 among all mid-sized companies on Forbes' 2018 list of "America's Best Employers." This is Zebra's third consecutive year on the Forbes' list. ComputerWorld placed Zebra #8 on its Best Mid-Size Places to Work in IT for 2018, and Zebra ranked #628 on the Fortune 1000 list based on its total revenue. businesswire.com

Inside the 20-year decline of Toys R Us
Cost cuts, stressed employees, intercompany rivalries, dirty floors, dusty rafters, glitchy IT, fudged metrics: The people who ran the failed toy retailer's stores know what went wrong.

Anyone who wants to understand the failure of Toys R Us in bankruptcy is not going to suffer from a shortage of reasons: Amazon, Walmart, Target. E-commerce. Loss leaders. Price wars. Debt. Private equity. Kids who prefer screens to Super Soakers.

Over the years, Toys R Us didn't just get undercut on toy prices or miss out on the e-commerce revolution. The retailer, especially after its 2005 leveraged buyout, continually underinvested in its business and employees, according to current and former employees. 

Stores went without maintenance. Dust collected on the floors and rafters as cleaning services were cut back. Employees grappled with expanding work loads. Knowledgeable staff were let go in cost-cutting campaigns. Key customer satisfaction metrics were fudged. Shrink increased. Key IT systems failed at the worst times. retaildive.com

Feedback Submission about yesterday's article
The boycott-Trump movement has resurged
An anti-Trump movement is calling for the boycott of these 24 retailers

"Today's article seems like a political statement rather than industry news associated with LP"

Our Response: Let me assure you it was not meant as a political statement. It was meant as an FYI for the LP Leaders across the U.S., especially due to the rising protests we're seeing fueled by this type of activity. The LP executives need to know what the press is saying in order to be better informed and hopefully prepared at the store and corp. level.

As the retail executives directly responsible for and focused on store safeness, they need to be aware of and be alert to the fact that we have this group of people who are very active as evidenced by this past weekend's activity as reported in the news. With one member of congress calling for the public to confront elected officials in public spaces and even mentioning in malls.

We need not mention how this could incite just a terrible response even if it's only one incident. So our message was and is be aware, be alert, and have a plan. And let's keep them all safe out there. Thanks for the feedback. Gus Downing

Director of Human Resources Gets 3 Yrs. Fed. Prison
Stole $1.5M From Borges USA - Star Fine Foods - Fresno Food Distributor

Leslie Michelle Hays, 50, of Fresno, was the director of human resources from 2005 through 2014 at Borges USA, a food distribution company based in Spain with regional headquarters in Fresno. To embezzle funds from Borges USA, Hays misreported her salary, expenses, and vacation time to the company's payroll processor, which then remitted the stolen funds to Hays's bank account. In total, Hays stole more than $1.5 million in inflated salary payments and false expenses reimbursements from Borges USA.

Headquartered in Fresno, California, Borges USA is one of America's leading importers and marketers of Mediterranean specialty food products. Borges bought STAR Fine Foods in Fresno in 1995. STAR is now the #1 selling brand of olive oil, wine vinegar and Spanish green olives in retail grocery stores in the Western United States and growing in distribution in the rest of the US. justice.gov

Pennsylvania senate approves anti-credit card skimming bill
Specifically, HB 1918 would criminalize the use of a scanning or skimming device, the use of a re-encoder, and the possession or sale of a skimming device - along with imposing stiff penalties. timesleader.com

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The New Gen 5 Alarming Tether

The Gen 5 is the latest evolution in the Mousetrap line of alarming recoiling tethers and can be used on handbags, briefcases, backpacks, cell phones, jewelry, watches, and more...

Watch the Gen 5 in action!

The NEW Gen 5 alarming tether allows you to replace the alarm component, the retractable tether, or just the battery with ease. No need to remove the tether from the merchandise or the fixture, costing valuable labor. Allows you to reuse the functioning part of the unit saving you on product cost and saving space in landfills. With our discreet 7-strand steel wire we now have 120 lb. pull strength. Alarming function is easily activated with no tool necessary and with a discreetly placed hole that cannot be manipulated without the Decoder. Turn unit off with handheld 2-in-1 Decoder or easy switch. Larger battery; 3-5 years standby time. When not protecting product (Pin is not locked) it will go into standby mode. T-Stop to secure tether "lead" position, preventing smaller merchandise from being pulled off balance and allowing proper merchandising of displays. The new housing design provides for perfect placement of the decoder's IR and magnetic release to allow for quick and easy deactivation, clutch release, or battery replacement. Learn More Here



Houston, We Have a Problem
How Employee Activism May Lead to the Death of Retail

By David George
Managing Partner - Calibration Group, LLC

In life, there are certain inalienable truths. One of these truths is that humans, when gathered in an organized group, need a leader. Every nation has a leader just as every Native American tribe has a chief. In all aspects of life, there is a reporting structure that exists designed to support the leader. Sure, leaders consult others before laying out a final vision and strategy, but ultimately, it is the leader who makes the final decisions.

In business, nothing has ever been truer. Once the leader lays out the vision and strategy, a system of support (employees) carries out the necessary directives that lead to success. As in business, one very important thing had to be present for the world to have survived for so long - hierarchy.

The reason for this is simple. There can only be one articulated vision for an organization and turning that vision into reality can only be achieved by a strategy implemented by a single leader. Imagine what would happen if an organization had several CEOs, each with his or her own strategy of how the company will achieve its objectives. Each CEO would be shouting out directives that conflict with the marching orders given by the other CEOs. Chaos would ensue, and the business would fail. It would cease to exist almost as soon as it began. But what happens when the support system (employees) are given more power than the leader?

It seems we're about to find out.

Google's Groundbreaking Decision
Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, recently made a decision that some consider to be the biggest mistake of the century not just for Google, but for all companies. This decision is considered by some to be so egregious that it may have set in motion the beginning of the end for our nation's economic bedrock. The damage done by this decision won't be known for years to come, but one question remains: Is it irreversible?

Read more here


Get ready for blockchain's big business breakout
For all the hype, blockchain has yet to go mainstream in the enterprise. That may well change this year as the technology's reputation for trusted transactions continues to grow among IT leaders.

Despite blockchain's potential, only 1 percent of CIOs are adopting the technology within their organizations, and only 8 percent are in short-term planning or active experimentation with blockchain, according to Gartner's 2018 CIO Survey. Moreover, 77 percent of CIOs surveyed said their organization has no interest in the technology and/or no action planned to investigate or develop it. 

Gartner says CIOs would be wise to get on the blockchain bandwagon and begin testing the technology to see what's possible and mull potential business cases. cio.com

Food Safety is About to be Revolutionized
Walmart-Led Blockchain Effort Seeks Farm-to-Grocery-Aisle View of Food Supply Chain

The grocery giant, together with Nestlé, Dole and others, wants to set new industry standards on food tracking.

When bad food gets into the supply chain, regulators must figure out what went wrong, yet no company, industry group or government agency has a complete picture of how fruit, meat or other foods move from field to fork. Companies are required to record just a few steps in their supply chains and some still keep information on paper.

Now, a year after initial tests, 10 of the world's biggest companies, including Walmart Inc. and Nestlé SA, are building a blockchain to remake how the industry tracks food worldwide. The so-called Food Trust aims to improve recalls, quickly identifying the issue and shrinking the time consumers are at risk. Business benefits such as avoiding losses from overly broad food recalls are also expected.

"You're capturing real-time data at every point, on every single food product,"
says Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety at Walmart, which leads the effort. "It's the equivalent of FedEx tracking for food."

Companies supporting the Food Trust blockchain, built with International Business Machines Corp., see the technology as a record-keeper to govern transactions with many hand-offs, preserving one consistent history, says Howard Popoola, vice president of corporate food technology and regulatory compliance at Kroger.

Blockchain establishes authorship or ownership that experts say can't be faked and eliminates costly middle layers because of its peer-to-peer structure. The encrypted data stays up-to-date on all participants' systems. wsj.com

5 Benefits Of Implementing A Complete RFID Strategy

A White Paper From Zebra Technologies - Requires Registration
An RFID strategy that supports accurate inventory is no longer a question about if it is achievable, it's about when - and the answer is now.

The five benefits of planning and implementing a complete RFID strategy; and How RFID has optimized the omnichannel strategies for Target, Macy's, lululemon and Lord & Taylor. retailtouchpoints.com

GDPR breach notification: Time to focus on the requirements
Some large U.S. companies have been working behind the scenes on GDPR requirements for more than a year, but there's strong evidence that many have not been as diligent.

It's not clear whether they have the tools and processes in place to properly respond to the 72-hour GDPR breach notification requirement.

The mandatory 72-hour GDPR breach notification period has security professionals concerned because the U.S. has no national data breach notification requirement, and the hodgepodge of 48 state laws that exist typically require notification within 30 to 45 days. With potential sanctions and fines of up to $20 million or 4% of global revenue, companies are on alert. techtarget.com

Operation 'Keyboard Warrior'
FBI & International Law Enforcement Fight Online Frauds Perpetrated in Africa
8 Arrested, 4 Still at Large in Africa-Based $15M Cybercrime & Business Email Compromise Conspiracy

Eight individuals have been arrested for their roles in a widespread, Africa-based cyber conspiracy that allegedly defrauded U.S. companies and citizens of approximately $15 million since at least 2012.

Five individuals were arrested and residing in the United States for their roles in the conspiracy and three individuals were arrested residing in Ghana and are awaiting extradition. Four additional conspirators remain at large.

"The defendants allegedly unleashed a barrage of international fraud schemes that targeted U.S. businesses and individuals, robbing them to the tune of approximately $15 million," said Acting Assistant Attorney General Cronan. "The Department of Justice will continue to work with our international partners to aggressively disrupt and dismantle criminal enterprises that victimize our citizens and businesses." justice.gov

Insurers turn to artificial intelligence in war on fraud
Machine learning is helping the insurance industry flag suspicious claims-and even crawl through social media accounts to find fraud.

From bogus claims to shady brokers, insurance fraud costs companies and their customers more than $40 billion a year, the FBI estimates. And that's excluding medical insurance fraud, which is estimated by industry groups to cost tens of billions more.

The staggering level of criminality costs us all, adding $400 to $700 a year to premiums we pay for our homes, cars, and healthcare, the feds say. There are simply not enough investigators to put a significant dent in the criminality, so the industry is turning to the machines.

Using artificial intelligence to pick out inconsistencies and unusual patterns has quickly become standard for insurance companies, whether they're looking for sophisticated rings of fraudsters rigging auto accidents or just individuals embellishing how much their damaged property was worth.

In about one third of cases, claims can be approved and paid out essentially instantly on approval by the company's algorithms, he says. "Even if a human is involved, it's radically quicker." fastcompany.com

Japan: Prince Hotels hack results in loss of 12,4000 customers' credit card numbers, other data


#Hashtags: Why You Should Use Them

What is a hashtag (#)? A hashtag is a type of data tag used on social networks such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and others. This symbol allow people or computers to more easily find posts with a specific theme or content. For example, if you wanted to search for posts specifically about retail, try a hash tag search: #retail. Next time you are searching for a specific term or event, give it a shot.



Asset Protection Solutions - Creating the Future with CONTROLTEK


In this LPNN episode, we sit down with Steve Sell, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, and Tom Meehan, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, for CONTROLTEK.

Learn why one top LP executive moved over to the solution provider community, what drove his decision process, how retail LP prepared him for it, why he chose CONTROLTEK, and why CONTROLTEK chose him.



Quick Take #10

Following their recent acquisition of Carttronics, Gatekeeper Systems continues to expand its global footprint as a leader in cart retention, management and push-out prevention. Robert Harling, SVP Business Development, talks about the latest anti-theft solutions Gatekeeper is bringing to the retail market.



Amazon, eBay join effort to combat counterfeits
Four online marketplaces, including Amazon and eBay have signed a Product Safety Pledge committing to the faster removal of dangerous products from their listings, according to a press release from the European Commission (EC). The agreement pertains to all types of illegal content. Included in its definition of "dangerous products" is terrorist content, incitement to hatred and violence, child sexual abuse material, unsafe products and copyright infringement, the press release said.

The main purpose of the agreement is that the four companies agreed to respond to notifications by member states of the EC about dangerous products within two working days, and take action on customer complaints within five working days.

The other two companies involved in the agreement are China's Alibaba, acting on behalf of its AliExpress online marketplace, and Rakuten-France.

Large online marketplaces have long struggled to control problematic content, especially counterfeit and knockoff product listings. Now, with four of the largest marketplaces making a joint agreement with the backing of a major governmental entity, the EC, there is teeth behind the verbiage. It's uncertain whether a similar agreement can be reached with the current U.S. government, or whether the EC Product Safety Pledge will have global impact, but it does appear to at least be a start in addressing the problem. retaildive.com

Curbside Pickup Gaining Traction
Click-and-Collect - Drives Kroger's Q1 66% Digital Sales Growth

According to Kroger's fiscal Q1 2018 earnings report, released last week, the company's digital sales grew 66% over the prior quarter. Credit was given to ClickList, its buy online, curbside pickup program that's available at Kroger and regional subsidiaries like Dillons, Fred Meyer and Harris Teeter.

Omnichannel shoppers are more valuable than single-channel shoppers. "When a customer engages with us digitally, we get a higher share of their total household spend. And what we find is the customer still comes into the store, but they come in to it based on when they want to," Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen said during the company's earnings call.

Kroger's current goal is to reach 75% of its customers with ClickList locations, home delivery through Instacart and other third-parties and ship-to-home capabilities. Most consumers still prefer to buy groceries in-store. They also don't like paying for delivery, which is why the so-called click-and-collect model stands to gain more traction in the US. emarketer.com

JD.Com Rakes In $24.6B During 618 Shopping Festival

Your Amazon orders are fueling an industrial building boom in D-FW and U.S.



Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Attorney General, Police Raid Pawnshops belonging to members of polygamous Kingston Group
The Utah Attorney General's Office on Tuesday raided seven pawnshops operated by members of the polygamous Kingston Group. The pawnshops are in Salt Lake and Utah counties and operate under the names Xtreme Pawn, Sportsmans Pawn or Sportsmans Fast Cash. Nate Mutter, the assistant chief of investigations at the Attorney General's Office, said investigators received complaints the shops were fencing stolen, new merchandise. The seven search warrants, Mutter said, sought evidence of receiving or selling stolen property and related crimes, including money laundering. No one has been arrested. sltrib.com

Chicago, IL: International Jewel thief arrested as he attempted to flee with $158,000 in Diamonds
An international diamond thief, who police say recently stole two large stones from a Loop jewelry store, was arrested as he tried to board a plane out of the country. Tamaz Hubel, 67 and a native of Georgia in Eurasia, is accused of swiping a pair of diamonds worth $158,000 on June 6, according to a Cook County criminal complaint on file Monday. The 2 ct. and 4 ct. gems were stolen from the headquarters of Ofer Mizrahi Diamonds. It is located near Chicago's popular "Jewelers Row" section in the Loop. Hubel was taken in custody on Sunday at Miami International Airport in Florida on a Chicago arrest warrant. Investigators say he was attempting to get on a flight to France. abc7chicago.com

Omaha, NE: Stolen Golf clubs a break in a $20,000 theft ring
A phone call by a break in victim leads to a big break in a metro area theft ring. On June 18, Zach Grady called Play It Again Sports to ask them to be on the lookout for his golf clubs because his wife's vehicle was stolen with his clubs inside. The Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office says 30 minutes later someone came to the store trying to sell his clubs and employees delayed the man until police arrived. Officers cited and released Robert Perrigo, 32, for misdemeanor theft. Now, deputies have issued a felony arrest warrant for Perrigo because the investigation led them to other crimes. Deputies believe Perrigo and his associates stole golf clubs, construction fixtures, electronics, and other items out of vehicles and homes under construction. Some thefts were recent while others date back months. Items stolen have been in the tens of thousands of dollars, and it's believed Perrigo and his associates committed up to 15 different thefts or used stolen credit cards in Omaha, Sarpy County, and Council Bluffs. 3newsnow.com

Memphis, TN: Teens steal $25K in goods from Mid-South Target
Two teens are charged with breaking into a Mid-South Target. Around 4:30 Monday morning at the Target off Highway 64 near Wolfchase, a security guard called police when he spotted three people inside the closed store. When police arrived, they found a black pickup backed up to the entrance. Officers discovered the front glass door was broken out, several cash registers were damaged, and cash was taken. Authorities said the suspects also broke several glass cases in the electronic department and stole video game consoles, smartphones, and televisions. They drove off on Germantown Parkway but did not make it too far before crashing near Interstate 40. Some of the items were recovered in the pickup truck and others from a ditch behind the store. Officers estimate the number of goods stolen to be worth about $25,000. A 15-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl were arrested and charged with burglary. A third suspect is at large. wmcactionnews5.com

Chambersburg, PA: $1,200 of Electronics stolen from Walmart
Dustin Whitmore, 36, was charged with retail theft and shoplifting after $1,281 worth of household electronics were stolen earlier this month from the Walmart Supercenter in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania State Police said. Whitmore allegedly filled two carts with various items and left the store without paying. heraldmailmedia.com

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Shootings & Deaths

St Louis, MO: C-Store Owner Dies from injuries of Gun Shot 2 years ago, now considered a Homicide
His name was Maher Jaouni but everyone who shopped at Sam's St. Louis Packing Co. in north St. Louis simply called him Steve. The beloved store owner was shot in 2016. Police say Jaouni recently died as the result of injuries sustained in that shooting. His death is considered a homicide. A suspect once faced charges related to the shooting but those charges were eventually dropped. fox2now.com

Fishers, IN: Child finds gun inside IKEA store, fires shot
Indiana police said a child found a gun inside an IKEA store and fired a shot Monday afternoon. Authorities said a customer sat down on a couch to test it and the gun slipped out of his pants. He didn't realize the gun was missing when he got up and walked away to continue shopping. Fishers police said a child picked up the weapon and pulled the trigger, firing a single shot. No injuries were reported. fox59.com

Atlanta, GA: Man shoots 3 people inside a C-store, saying they busted his windshield; all three victims are expected to survive

Robberies & Thefts

Eastpointe, MI: 1 of 4 Suspects in custody after Smash & Grab at Walgreens
Eastpointe Police say a man is in custody following a smash-and-grab and subsequent police chase that occurred early Tuesday. Around 12:45 a.m., police responded to an alarm at the Walgreen's store on Gratiot Road. Upon arrival, officers found that a group used a stolen pickup truck to break through the drive-thru window, and took two safes. Police say they chased the suspect vehicle into Detroit, where they stopped it in the area of Grayton and Nottingham. Four people in the truck ran away, but police caught up to one man and took him into custody. Police recovered both safes, which contained narcotics. Officials do not know if the incident is connected to the nearly 20 recent smash-and-grab incidents that have occurred in metro Detroit recently. Police continue to investigate. wxyz.com

Mount Pleasant, SC: Search for suspect after attempted armed robbery
at Mount Pleasant Walmart

The Mount Pleasant Police Department are looking for a man accused of attempting to steal $561 dollars worth of items from the Walmart in Mount Pleasant with a knife Sunday morning. A Mount Pleasant Police Officer says he responded around 8:56 a.m. after a shoplifting in progress was reported. While in route, the officer says he was told an assault was also progress and a knife may be involved. abcnews4.com

Fort Smith, OK: Howe Police Chief Arrested For Shoplifting
at Walmart

An Oklahoma police chief was arrested at a Walmart store on Kelley Highway, according to Fort Smith police. John Edward Doyle Jr., was arrested Friday (June 22) evening for misdemeanor shoplifting and held on a $1,000 signature bond. A Walmart Asset Protection Associate told police that he saw a man -- later identified as Doyle, Jr. -- switch a price tag from an item that was marked at $29.88 with a $5.97 price tag. The security guard said Doyle made the purchase and left the store. Police caught up with Doyle who they said he admitted to making the fraudulent purchase. 5newsonline.com

Paul's Jewelers in West Allis, WI reported an Armed Robbery on 6/25, employees tied up but unharmed

Helzberg Diamonds in the Ceilo Vista Mall, El Paso, TX reported a Grab & Run on 6/19, items valued at $2,170

Jared in the Hamilton Place, Chattanooga, TN reported an Attempted Burglary on 6/23, entry was not made

Kay Jewelers in the Boise Town Square, Boise, ID reported a Grab & Run on 6/24, items valued at $6,598

Kay Jewelers in The Shops at Grand River, Leeds, AL reported a Gran & Run on 6/23, items valued at $6,398

Piercing Pagoda in the Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto, CA reported a Grab & Run on 6/20, items valued at $258

Zales Outlet in the Concord Mills, Concord, NC reported a Grab & Run on 6/22, item valued at $11,400

New Zealand: Murupara man admits role in $20k snatch and grab jeweler thefts

Fire & Arson

Longmont, CO: Police rule Target fire an Arson, seek suspects
Longmont investigators have determined last week's fire inside the city's Target store was intentionally set, and they now are looking for suspects. The fire was set inside the southwest corner of the store. Police officers and firefighters responded to the store at 3:45 a.m. June 18 and found a large amount of smoke inside. The fire sprinkler system kept the fire under control and firefighters were able to extinguish the rest. The store is expected to open next week, according to Jenna Reck, a senior communications manager for Target. timescall.com

Credit Card Fraud

Willingboro, NJ: Man & woman wanted in NJ for Credit Card fraud; already hit 2 local Jewelers
A man and woman are wanted for committing credit card fraud throughout Burlington County, New Jersey. Willingboro Township police say the two hit various jewelry stores. Authorities posted pictures of the duo inside one of the stores. 6abc.com


Sentencings, Charges & Arrests

Elyria, OH: Man will serve 15 years in string of robberies in which woman was tied up, beaten

Fraud Files: Organized Gang of Five Busted Stealing 654 Guns Stolen in Cargo Theft

Fond du Lac, WI: Romanian nationals in court for ATM skimming scheme


Bike shop - Berlin, CT - Burglary
C-Store - Elverta, CA - Burglary
C-Store - Hattiesburg, MS - Armed Robbery/Shooting
C-Store - Odessa, TX - Burglary
C-Store - Joplin, MO - Robbery
CVS - Lexington County, SC - Robbery
CVS - Alton, IL - Robbery
Dollar General - Vernon, CT - Armed Robbery
Flea Market - Ellwood City, PA - Burglary
Gas Station - Boardman, OR -Robbery
Gun Store - Rockford, IL - Burglary
Gun Store - Oley Township, PA - Burglary
Jewelry store - Redmond, OR - Burglary
Paul's Jewelers - West Allis, WI - Armed Robbery
Pawn King - Decatur, IL - Burglary
Sprint - Pinesville, NC - Armed Robbery
Target - Memphis, TN - Burglary
Walgreens - Janesville, WI - Armed Robbery
Walgreen - Alton, IL - Robbery/ Assault
Walgreens - Eastpointe, MI - Burglary
Walmart - Mount Pleasant, SC - Armed Robbery
Walmart - South Fulton, GA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
12 robberies
9 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings






Denver Culpepper
promoted to Sr. Business Analyst, Asset Protection for The Home Depot
Micky Osmanski named Electronic Service Sales Representative for Johnson Controls

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