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June's Moving Ups

14 Moving Ups - 9 Appointments - 5 Promotions

AT&T Connect Wireless named Jason Vega Corporate Asset Protection Manager.
Bloomingdale's promoted Tom Meehan, CFI to Director of Technology and Investigations.
Burlington Stores named Pamela Nuzzo Internal Investigations Coordinator.
Checkpoint-High - Theft promoted Stuart Rosenthal to Vice President of Sales.
Family Dollar named Kristine Gentilella Vice President of Loss Prevention.
Lowe's promoted Brett St. Martin to Loss Prevention & Operations Support Director.
Michael Kors promoted Vincent Petitclerc to Director, Loss Prevention & Inventory Control in Canada.
Natural Markets Food Group named Michael Oren Director, Loss Prevention and Internal Audit.
N.E.N (National Entertainment Network) named Laura Brown, CFI Loss Prevention Manager/Director.
Nordstrom promoted Mike Triesch to National Program Director - Loss Prevention.
NuTech National named Scott Evans Director of National Sales.
Ollie's Bargain Outlets named William Biggins Director of Loss Prevention.
Phantom Fireworks named Randy Bock Director of Loss Prevention.
USS named Claude Verville Chief Operating Officer.

 

Shaun Belk has been promoted to Senior Manager, Global Security Operations & Support for Amazon.
Shaun has worked in several LP management roles for Amazon since 2011, including Senior Loss Prevention Manager, Loss Prevention Program Manager, and Loss Prevention Project Manager. Prior to that he worked as a Senior Investigation Specialist for the company from 2008 to 2011. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Organizational Security and Management from the University of Phoenix. Congratulations Shaun!  

 

 



Cargo theft firms, CargoNet and FreightWatch International, issue warnings ahead of July 4 weekend
Cargo theft firms CargoNet and FreightWatch International have released warnings and recommendations ahead of the July 4 holiday weekend.

CargoNet said between July 2 and July 9 from 2012 to 2015, truckloads of non-alcoholic beverages, major appliances and copper were some of the most popular thefts. With July 4 falling on a Monday this year, CargoNet warns thefts could be worse than normal.

"Cargo theft has always spiked during holiday weekends, but we expect a particularly bad July 4th since it falls on Monday," the firm said in its warning. "Many truckers will park their trucks on Thursday or Friday and will not check on them again until Tuesday."

To protect against cargo theft, CargoNet suggests truckers avoiding high-theft metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta and Miami, and by parking in high-security locations with security services, secure fences and good lighting. FreightWatch recommends as little downtime as possible and lining up schedules with shippers and receivers during the holiday weekend.

The top five targeted states, according to CargoNet, have been California, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Illinois. ccjdigital.com

Dick's Wins Ch. 11 Auction For Sports Authority IP
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. submitted the winning bid for Sports Authority Inc.'s intellectual property and more than two dozen of the bankrupt sports retailer's leases, according to court papers filed Thursday in Delaware.

It was not immediately clear how much Dick's agreed to pay for the IP, though the Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, said the company's bid was for $15 million. The winning bid was announced days after Sports Authority's attorneys told a Delaware bankruptcy judge that it expected the auction for its assets to be competitive. law360.com

CVS To Pay $3.5M For Filling 500 Forged Prescriptions
CVS Health will pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations that its pharmacists in Massachusetts ignored red flags and filled 500 forged prescriptions for drugs including addictive painkillers from 2011 to 2014, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agent in Charge Michael J. Ferguson said Thursday.

The settlement, one of the largest of its kind, comes amid a "devastating" opioid epidemic in the commonwealth of Massachusetts spurred in part by prescription painkillers, Ortiz said. The forged prescriptions, filled at 50 stores, had a street value of $1 million, Ortiz said.

As described by Ortiz's office, some of the forged prescriptions weren't exactly the result of sophisticated capers, and they were traced to just a few people.

One person was able to get 56 prescriptions of the opioid oxycodone from CVS pharmacies even though she'd been banned from CVS in the past. That person got around the ban by opening a new account using her own driver's license number but putting down a different last name. law360.com

Cinemark Bills Aurora Shooting Victims for $700,000
The owners of the Aurora, Colorado, theater where 12 moviegoers were killed in a shooting in 2012 want nearly $700,000 from survivors and families of the victims. According to the Denver Post, lawyers for Cinemark filed a "bill of costs" for $699,187.13 earlier this month in Arapahoe County District Court for fees associated with a lawsuit filed by more than 20 survivors and parents of those murdered that was eventually won by the theater chain. The plaintiffs contended that the Century 16 theater where shooter James Holmes opened fire during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" was inadequately equipped. Specifically, they claimed that the exit door used by Holmes to gain entrance to the theater should have had an alarm. They also asserted that a lack of armed guards and gaps in security camera coverage aided the attack. thewrap.com

Patented Technology Uncovers Organized Fraud Rings
ID Analytics said this week it has been granted a U.S. patent on technology that is able to identify fraud rings. The patented technology works by identifying groups of likely fraudsters and looking for connections between them (e.g., sharing of physical address, phone number or email; the same Social Security number coming out of multiple addresses, etc.). The more connections the system finds, the more likely they are to be working together to perpetrate fraud. While individual instances of fraud tend to originate in urban or populated areas, fraud rings seem to be based in more rural areas. Perhaps, Coggeshall surmised, because they "are able to operate systematically with less detection" in these areas. From a consumer and enterprise perspective, the technology also can make a difference. Being able to identify an individual as part of a fraud ring makes scoring discrete transactions for risk more accurate, according to Coggeshall. cardnotpresent.com

From Stores to the Stars, Retail is Retail
The headlines are clichés: the death of retail, the death of the department store, the death of the shopping mall. But don't let headlines fool you - retail is bigger than ever. The biggest thing the obituaries have in common is that they are all premature.

Retail is our nation's largest private employer, supporting 42 million jobs, employing one in four Americans and generating 20 percent of gross domestic product. In the last four years, retail employment has grown by half a million jobs and is expected to grow by nearly another million by 2022.

So why the persistent headlines? The answer is that headline writers haven't kept up with retail.

Retail has always been dynamic, adapting to changes in taste, style and technology not to just meet but to exceed customers' expectations. And that has never been truer. The most visible changes have come in digital retail - the e-commerce and mobile shopping that gives consumers unlimited freedom to browse, buy and have products delivered with just a click. But online isn't driving bricks-and-mortar retailers out of business. Instead, most major retailers today are multichannel, using the strengths of each channel to make the whole sector stronger. Some are closing stores as more of their business moves online, and some local boutiques are using digital to reach more customers. Pure-play retailers are adding bricks to their clicks and opening stores. Time and time again, retailers of all sizes and styles are finding a new balance. nrf.com

12 Major Retailers Closing Stores Like Crazy
Amazon's dominance-bolstered by mostly lower prices, more options and increased convenience for shoppers-has caused stores across the mall to take a hit. Teen-apparel retailer Aéropostale filed for bankruptcy in May. Later that month, JC Penney announced that it would cut payroll and freeze overtime for its employees. The bad news isn't only recent: In 2015, Penney announced it would close 40 locations, while fellow mall giant Sears has shuttered more than 200 locations over the past two years.

These are some of the most prominent brick-and-mortar stores suffering from a retail slump:

• JC Penney • Aeropostale • Walgreens
• Macy's • Sports Authority • Walmart
• Sears • Office Depot • Barnes & Noble
• American Eagle • The Children's Place • Finish Line  time.com

JackThreads thrives on new model that lets shoppers try before buying
Men's online apparel retailer JackThreads has hit upon a formula that - although in its early days - seems to be working: try first, and pay later. Through JackThreads' TryOuts, which it launched last month, shoppers can choose items to try on, paying nothing up front. They simply try on at home for free, take a week to decide what to keep, and pay only for what works, sending back the rest. Shipping is free in both directions. bizjournals.com

Study: Back-to-school forecast looks sunny
According to a study Yahoo conducted with Ipsos Connect, "Back-to-school Back-to-college Shoppers April 2016," the average back-to-school and back-to-college shopper plans to spend 37% more in 2016 compared to 2015 ($470 compared to $343). And back-to-school shoppers are not only parents. Students younger than 18 spend an average of $273 per year on back-to-school supplies, and one in two back-to-school shoppers is buying goods for someone other than themselves or their own children. chainstoreage.com

Survey: How to compete against Amazon for holiday sales
Although Amazon poses a major holiday sales threat, there are steps retailers can take to produce a merry season. According to a new survey of 1,500 U.S. consumers by marketing platform provider Signal, 42% of respondents said Amazon will be their primary holiday gift destination. One finding that suggests there is room to compete against Amazon is that 40% of respondents said they primarily shop elsewhere for holiday gifts. Another result that gives Amazon competitors hope is that while the primary way holiday shoppers browse for gifts is on a desktop/laptop (36%), the most frequent way consumers purchase gifts is in-stores (33%). chainstoreage.com



Six retail-related companies where people want to work, according to LinkedIn

Battle Over Cards Heats Up as Court Rejects Visa, MasterCard Deal With Retailers

Macy's Gives Preferred Vendor Recognition for Supply Chain & Logistics Security Services

H-E-B's Charles Butt family ties with Rockefellers on Forbes' wealthiest in the U.S.


In observance of Independence Day, the Daily will not be publishing Monday.

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How the internet of things is revolutionizing retail
IoT technologies offer an almost endless capacity for transforming the retail consumer experience, says Nayaki Nayyar, general manager and global head of IoT and Innovation Go to Market at SAP.

In addition to potentially revolutionizing customer-facing applications, IoT technologies may play a big role in retail supply chain and delivery operations. Not only will IoT technology allow for better visibility, such as identifying within a 10-minute timeframe when goods will be delivered, it can also aid in loss prevention and be used to measure the impact of environmental factors, such as heat, on goods moving through the supply chain, he explains. Damages to goods can be recorded with the exact time and location of the damage, providing an audit trail to identify the responsible party, he says. Automating and optimizing the supply chain is one of the key uses of IoT among retailers, adds Nayyar.

The retail industry is at the beginning of the IoT journey, says Nayyar. And the important thing for merchants to recognize at this point is that the IoT isn't just about sensors and connectivity - it's really about business outcomes, such as creating new customer experiences, revenue streams and business models. cio.com

Resold hard drives on eBay, Craigslist are often still ripe with leftover data
Before you throw away that old hard drive, make sure you purge the memory clean. A new study has found that most users are accidentally giving up photos, social security numbers and financial data, by failing to properly delete the files on their recycled hard drives.

78 percent of the drives contained residual data that could be recovered. Over half of the drives, at 67 percent, still held personal files, such as photos with location indicators, resumes and financial data. If fallen into the wrong hands, the data could be used for identity theft and fraud, the company warned. 11 percent of the drives also contained company data, such as emails, spreadsheets and customer information. csoonline.com

Executives Struggle With Software Risk
The pervasive use of software throughout all aspects of business has added another layer of risk to the corporate equation, as compliance, IT and the C-suite, among others, try to put in place controls and procedures to minimize risks and keep data secure.

Along with security issues, risks with software include compatibility with other software, applications, devices and computer networks, cost considerations, resiliency and regulatory compliance.

Complicating matters, though, is the lack of clear ownership of the issue by one segment of the business and the lack of technical expertise among compliance officers that they would need to take charge, said Lev Lesokhin, head of strategy and analytics at CAST, a software analysis and measurement company. "The issue is becoming more and more technical but the people who control it are not," he said. wsj.com

FBI Flash Alerts: How Can They Be Improved?
In recent months, the FBI has been more frequently issuing "flash alerts" about emerging cyber threats because it wants to "get information out as fast as possible," says Dan Wierzbicki, an FBI special agent in Chicago. Wierzbicki acknowledges some of these alerts, such as one about ways to mitigate risks associated with CEO fraud, have been criticized by some security experts as lacking in appropriate detail, and he welcomes feedback. "Companies that are seeing this [cyber threat] activity ... might have different suggestions or better suggestions than what we provide," he says. govinfosecurity.com

Data Breaches on Pace to Reach 1,000 in 2016

Report: Mobile Ransomware Attacks on the Rise

How Jeff Bezos' Amazon triggered a robot arms race
 

 


 

White Paper - Specialty Beauty Retailer Offender, Shopper, Employee Feedback Study: LM Tag

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) conducted a series of in-person survey interviews in the Gainesville, FL. A specialty beauty retailer's StoreLab in order to understand the impact of the LM Tag on associates, shoppers and shoplifters. This research focused on the LM Tag's impact on protecting high end fragrances, one of the specialty beauty retailer's high loss products.

Shopper Feedback
93% of customers rated the LM Tag's effectiveness above a 5, indicating they think the LM Tag is effective at preventing theft.

Employee Feedback
90% of the associates surveyed agreed that they like the LM Tag and that it is easy to apply.

Offender Feedback
In this study, all 7 shoplifters indicated they would not attempt to steal a product that was protected by the LM Tag.

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The LM Tag from Intelligent Loss Prevention uses the combination of a light sensor and motion detector to notify when a product is both in motion and concealed. It alarms at the point of theft, making it the only device on the market that has the ability to alert you before product walks out the door.

 

 



 
Delivery disruptions loom for e-retailers using Canada Post
The inability for Canada Post Corp., the operator of Canada's national postal service, and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), to come to agreement may leave e-retailers in the lurch come Saturday.
The two groups have been negotiating a labor contract since January but as of July 2, all bets are off. Canada Post can lock out the roughly 50,000 mail carriers, or the carriers can strike. If either happens, all Canada Post deliveries-including any parcels awaiting delivery-will stop. internetretailer.com

Could Canada Become Oversaturated With Off-Price Retailers?
Competition among Canada's off-price retailers is growing increasingly fierce, with Saks OFF 5TH, Nordstrom Rack, Winners and Marshalls continually opening new stores. With all of this new activity, there's a potential for market oversaturation. retail-insider.com

Brexit closes gateway to Europe for Canadian companies
Canadian firms with offices and investments in the U.K. saw their stocks fall Friday amid a bloody global market mess in reaction to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, an outcome that took many by surprise. The Canada-U.K. Chamber of Commerce said Friday that most of its 300 members - including every major Canadian corporation with British operations - had clearly backed the remain side. Britain is Canada's fifth-largest trading partner, accounting for about $21.2 billion in trade. cbc.ca

Study Ranks Canada's 'Coolest' Retail Areas
The study ranked Toronto's 'West Queen West' as being the 'coolest' in Canada (and 13th in North America), with Vancouver's Main Street/Mount Pleasant ranking second in Canada and 14th on the continent. retail-insider.com

Former Co-op Atlantic workers lose first step in pension cut battle
A group of former employees of Co-op Atlantic have lost a battle over a 32-per-cent cut in their pensions after a judge ruled Monday they could not have their lawyer recognized in the case as the first step toward reopening negotiations in the company's insolvency. theglobeandmail.com

Goodwill to reopen stores in Toronto-area after abrupt closures, 450 laid off

Saks Fifth Avenue Plans Continued Canada-Wide Store Expansion

Ikea Canada recalling millions of dressers after 6 kids killed

Walmart picks new CEO for its Candian stores

Pot profits predicted to soar with legalization on the horizon



Calgary, AB: Man shot in failed Temple liquor store robbery attempt
Birk, who owns Global Liquor in Temple, says he was getting ready to close up his shop Friday just before midnight when two men came into the store. One of the men tried to distract Birk while the other tried to stuff a bottle down his pants.

As they attempted to flee, the men got trapped between the two exit doors which had been locked by Birk. That's when the man with the gun, who looked panicked in the surveillance video, opened fire. One shot hit Birk in the arm, and three more shots were fired to break open the door and escape. The shot, which hit him in the arm, missed an artery by just one centimetre.
calgaryherald.com

Canada Day fireworks worth $13,000 stolen from plaza in northwest London
A London fireworks vendor lost nearly half his inventory in a break-in leading up to Canada Day, the busiest week in the business. More than $13,000 worth of fireworks were looted from a storage container at a northwest London plaza, leaving owner Moe Hamid fuming. Someone forced their way into the six-metre metal unit that serves as an impromptu shop by cutting the lock's hinges, said Hamid, adding most of the stolen fireworks were the high-ticket pyrotechnics, costing between $60 to $100 apiece. But it's not just the bottom line that Hamid's worried about. Many of the nicked fireworks pack the most powerful explosions allowed for recreational use, he said. lfpress.com

Montreal, QC: RCMP busts counterfeit money ring worth over $20,000
Five people were arrested in Montreal Wednesday in connection with a counterfeit-money operation, the RCMP said. More than $20,000 in fake credit cards, cash and money-making machinery was seized during two raids. Montreal police aided in the operation. The investigation, which was launched in 2014, also led investigators to a laboratory used for making currency. Phoney banknotes in various stages of completion in denominations ranging from $20 to $100 bills were seized. montrealgazette.com

Montreal jewel thief, whose face was burned by acid in all-out brawl with jeweler, gets 12 years in prison
Richardson François, 31, received the sentence Wednesday afternoon during a hearing at the Montreal courthouse. Quebec Court Judge Hélène Morin mentioned the fact that François ‎remains heavily scarred by the nitric acid that was tossed in his face in January 2013. But she did not list it as a mitigating factor when she explained how she reached the 12-year sentence. The Crown had asked for a 14-year sentence and Morin said she decided on 12 years because François had pleaded guilty to the armed robbery in the Park Extension neighborhood, another robbery committed at a jewelry store in October 2012. nationalpost.com



York: Two suspects sought in theft of clothing from Below the Belt in Vaughan Mills Mall
York Regional Police are searching for a suspect who stole several articles of clothing from Below the Belt in Vaughan Mills Mall March 24. yorkregion.com



Peel: Robbery Suspect Takes Entire Cash Register for Tim Hortons
A thief who targeted a Tim Hortons early Monday morning apparently didn't want to fuss with coins or stacks of cash. Peel police say a man walked into a location on South Sheridan Way, just south of the QEW at around 3:00 a.m., and simply walked out with the entire register. 640toronto.com

Toronto: Morphine and Statex stolen, police warn could be deadly if ingested
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a quantity of stolen medication.

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 4 p.m., a container of morphine and statex was stolen in the Queen Street East and Carlaw Avenue area. The pills or capsules could be harmful or fatal if ingested. ontariopolicereports.com

Surrey, BC: Two young children left in hot car in King's Cross Shopping Center; RCMP investigating

Whitehorse RCMP arrest 18-year-old sought in Main St. break and enter

Barrie, ON: Teen facing six charges after shoplifting spree

Brantford, ON: Police charge two Brantford men with attempted pharmacy robbery

Toronto, ON: Suspect sought in $1,057 liquor theft
 

 



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Study: No fast sale with online shoppers
According to the latest E-commerce Quarterly Report from marketing platform provider Monetate (covering the first quarter of 2016), only 42% of all online purchases happen in the first 60 minutes following a shopper's first visit to a website. An additional 9% of all online purchases happen in the six hours immediately following those first 60 minutes. Another 16% happen roughly one day after a shopper first visited a site, 28% happen between 26 and 41 hours after a first site visit, and. 5% of all purchases happen nearly two days after a shopper first visited a site.

The study also finds that despite the proliferation of consumer mobile devices, the desktop is still completely dominant in e-commerce. Ninety percent of all e-commerce consumers used a desktop to begin shopping online, and 91% completed their purchase on a desktop.

Overall online shopper engagement peaks between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., suggesting that a lot of e-commerce activity happens during work hours. U.S. e-commerce conversion rate for the quarter was 3.02%, on track with the global 3.01% conversion rate. chainstoreage.com

Why Apple Pay's move online means more drama in the payments space
With the a recently announced expansion of Apple Pay to several retail websites, customers later this year will receive yet another secure payment alternative to traditional card-based online checkouts.

The payment process is much faster and more secure than inputting card information on retailers' checkout page, and it may be faster than using PayPal, which takes buyers off the retail site to their accounts on PayPal's site for authentication.

However, even with its advantages, Apple Pay's migration into e-commerce won't be easy, as it brings Apple Pay into more direct competition with PayPal and others.

Fast, secure checkout through options like Apple Pay and others is a Holy Grail for retailers because it can bring many of them closer to the "Buy Now with 1-Click" feature that Amazon has exploited so well against the traditional, time-consuming process of keying in credit card information on a retail site. As McKee noted, speeding up that process potentially means fewer buyers could abandon their carts before concluding their transactions. On top of these benefits, the state-of-the-art authentication capability for Apple Pay in particular should give retailers much more confidence about transaction security at a time when all retailers remain nervous about being hacked. retaildive.com

E-commerce Is Becoming The Achilles Heel For Wal-Mart

Nike.com sales shoot up 51% in fiscal 2016

 
 

Houston, TX: Many say They were not Connected to Operation 'Wheels and Deals'; Houston Police Made a Mistake
Anthony Almaguer is a husband and proud father of three young boys. His mother, Rebecca, said she's finding herself defending her son's character after HPD released his old mug shot in connection with the organized crime ring. According to HPD's press release, "Charges have been filed against 130 suspects involved in an organized crime ring that committed thefts and property crimes in Houston and surrounding areas." Court records show Anthony Almaguer has not been charged with any crime in 10 years yet he's grouped with 75 other suspects who police say are charged with crimes related to the theft ring. Eyewitness News has heard from five other people who claim they are not involved. Some say they have lost their jobs because HPD released their old mug shots to the media. abc13.com

Perkins Township, OH: Milan Road shoplifters targeted during
"retail crime blitz"

With the help of local, state and federal authorities, Perkins police executed an "organized retail crime blitz" last week in an effort to root out thieves along the Milan Road shopping strip. Two theft crews out of Toledo were arrested, as well as several local residents. "During the two-day blitz, we issued 24 misdemeanor charges and eight felonies, and recovered several thousands of dollars in merchandise," said Perkins police Detective Joe Rotuno. On June 23 and 24, multiple law enforcement agencies joined with Perkins police, and saturated the U.S. 250 corridor. Major retailers in the area also flooded their stores with extra loss prevention, including Walmart, Meijer, Menard's, Kroger, Kohl's, Target, Dick's Sporting Goods and Home Depot. sanduskyregister.com


Kissimmee, FL: $25,000 worth of clothes stolen from Tommy Hilfiger store
Osceola County deputies are searching for a group of men who smashed their way into a clothing store. The burglary happened at the Tommy Hilfiger store on Old Vineland Road in Kissimmee. Deputies say three men threw something through the front window last weekend and swiped $25,000 worth of goods. The men then threw the merchandise in the trunk of a white four-door car and drove off. clickorlando.com


Sparks, NV: 3 women steal $3,800 worth of CVS items
The robbery was reported at about 6 p.m. May 25 at the store on 2300 Oddie Boulevard, Sparks police said in a news release Thursday. Three women in their early 30s entered the store carrying a large purse, grabbed items and hid them in their purse. A store employee confronted the women, and they became "verbally aggressive and fled the store with the stolen merchandise," police said. rgj.com

Crestview, IL: Woman says she started feeling bad, forgot to pay for $600 of merchandise
A Holt woman claims she was shopping at Walmart and, having loaded her cart with over $600 worth of merchandise, suddenly started feeling bad and had to leave, forgetting to pay in the process. Crestview police officers were skeptical and charged her with grand theft and resisting a retail merchant.

The incident happened June 24 at the Crestview Walmart. According to an arrest report, store managers watched 35-year-old Christine Renee Thompson "selecting a large amount of merchandise that she was concealing in luggage and backpacks that she selected inside the store." Managers watched "as she repeatedly tried to exit the store without ever going to a cash register to pay for the merchandise she selected," the arresting officer wrote in the report. She left through the Garden Center exit and was stopped by an employee, who said she needed to return to the store. nwfdailynews.com

Camarillo, CA: On June 17 About $1,180 in merchandise was stolen from the Levi's store in the 600 block of Ventura Boulevard

Victoria, TX: Jason Perez, 37, of Port Lavaca, was arrested by deputies June 29 on a warrant charging him with violation of probation in an organized retail theft between $20,000 and $100,000 case
 

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Shootings

Orange Mound, TN: One killed in strip Mall shooting
One person is dead following an early morning shooting in the Orange Mound area early Friday, according to the Memphis Police Department. Police were called to the 2700 block of Kimball Avenue near Lamar around 3:30 a.m. fox13memphis.com


Robberies & Thefts

Santa Anna, CA: Armed Robber Wearing Disguise Holds Up TJ Maxx in OC
Detectives were searching Thursday for a disguised robber who held up a TJ Maxx in Santa Ana, scaring shoppers out of the store during broad daylight. An armed man, caught on surveillance video wearing a long black wig and sunglasses, pointed a gun and demanded money while inside the store. Once outside of the store, shoppers ran into a gardener and piled into his truck to get away from the store. The gardener drove the shoppers to a nearby theater where they called police. nbclosangeles.com

Fountain Run, KY: Dollar General Robbery suspect pulled from fiery crash minutes after crime
James Jolley's car overturned just before 8 PM. By coincidence, or perhaps something else, it was the same time Dale Clark and his family were driving on Highway 87. After flipping several times, Jolley's truck ended up in a soybean field. If Dale had come by just sixty seconds later, it could've been the end of James Jolley's life. Dale finally had time to catch his breath, until a volunteer firefighter told him something that took it away. "He said, that's the guy who just robbed the Dollar General store." Minutes earlier, James Jolley, walked into a Fountain Run store with a ski mask, pointed the gun at the clerk, and made her empty the drawer. wbko.com

Port St Lucie, FL: Lost-phone app leads Police straight to AutoZone
Armed Robbery suspects

A common cellphone application not only helps you find your phone, but helps law enforcement to track down the people who stole it. That's what happened Wednesday when armed gunmen stormed an Auto Zone about 8:50 p.m. The three men entered the store and ordered everyone to the ground. Armed with semi-automatic handguns, the men took cash from registers, the store safe and two drop boxes. They also stole car keys, wallets and cellphones from each person in the store before they fled. Police used an application for one of the stolen phones to track the men. Suspects were arrested sitting in a 7-Eleven parking lot in Vero Beach. tcpalm.com

Davie, FL: Trio wanted in jewelry store Armed Robbery
Police are looking for two armed men who robbed a Davie jewelry store as well as their accomplice who held the door for them after getting buzzed in. The robbery took place around 3:20 p.m. on June 23 at Ocean Jewelers store, in Davie. A man wearing a red hat and white sweater approached the door of the business alone. When he was buzzed in, he held the door for 10 seconds, allowing two men with handguns inside. sun-sentinel.com

Los Angeles, CA: Bail Denied for Parolee Suspected in $6 Million
Jewelry Store Heists

Bail was denied Thursday for an Inglewood parolee charged with helping to plan a series of smash-and-grab robberies targeting millions of dollars worth of Rolex and other high-end Swiss watches at retail stores across Southern California. A federal magistrate judge in Los Angeles ruled that 28-year-old Justin Marques "J-Stone" Henning must remain behind bars pending trial. patch.com

Kmart Loss Prevention Agent threatened at knifepoint; suspect steals $300 in Sporting knives

Okaloosa County, FL: Police searching for Boost Mobile store burglar

Medford, NY: Police on Lookout for Suspect in Fitbit Theft from Target

Johnson City, TN: Man had 5 different narcotics as arrested for $250 Walmart shoplifting

UK: Dorset Police investing attempted Robbery on a Security Van at Tesco





Skimming Reports

Delta County, CO: A "criminal enterprise" used a skimmer device to manufacture fake credit cards and take several Delta County-area residents for $36,000
The investigation triggered a host of search warrants that led federal agents to seize marijuana and other evidence, while the Delta County Sheriff's Office arrested Joaquin Enrique Cancio Morales, 39, on suspicion of felony identity theft, felony possession of a financial transaction device and the misdemeanor offense of use of a financial device. montrosepress.com

Florida cracking down on gas-pump skimmers
According to figures from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in little more than a year, authorities have detected more than 260 skimming devices at Florida gas stations. Of those, 38 percent were attached to gas pumps in South Florida. In Broward County, 39 gas stations across more than a dozen cities were targeted. In Palm Beach County, 21 stations were affected; in Miami-Dade County, 20. sun-sentinel.com

Pasadena, TX Police find several skimming devices at ATMs, fuel pumps

Yuma, AZ: Police warning of another credit card skimmer found on gas pump


Credit Card Fraud

Franklin, TN: Police searching for a Woman caught on ATM surveillance withdrawing money with fraudulent credit card


Counterfeit Goods

LA County Sheriff's Department seize $250,000 of Counterfeit Sport appeal in El Monte

 


AutoZone - Port St Lucie, FL - Armed Robbery
Boost Mobile - Okaloosa County, FL - Burglary
Citgo - Alpine Township, MI - Robbery
CVS - Hanceville, AL - Armed Robbery
Fleet Feet - Savannah-Chatham, GA - Burglary
GameStop - Marrero, LA - Armed Robbery
Holiday - Shakopee, MN - Robbery
Kangaroo Express - East Ridge, TN - Armed Robbery
Ocean Jewelers, Davie, FL - Armed Robbery
• O'Reilly's - Carson City, NV - Armed Robbery
Print Shop - Heber Springs, AR - Shooting/ 2 injured
Standard Market - Masury, OH - Robbery
TJ Maxx - Santa Anna, CA - Armed Robbery
Tommy Hilfiger - Kissimmee, FL - Burglary
True Value - Florence, OR - Burglary/ Gun Theft
V. Watts Furniture - Livingston, LA - Burglary 
Wash Town - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery/ threatened 1 yr old baby

7-Eleven - Norfolk, VA - Armed Robbery


 


 
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