George Burns was promoted to National Director of Loss Prevention for Pep Boys.
In this role, George will directly manage and develop 11 Regional
LP Managers supporting 1100 stores in the US and Puerto Rico. George has been
with Pep Boys since 2005, when he started as an Area LP Manager for the
Baltimore/Washington area. He quickly worked his way up the ladder to hold such
positions as Senior LP Manager, and Director of Asset Protection for the
Mid-Atlantic Division in 2009 and for the Director of Asset Protection Northeast
and Mid-Atlantic Regions in 2014. George has also worked at Gap Inc as an Area
LP Manager, Factory Card & Party Outlet as a Regional AP Manager - East and at
Montgomery Ward as an LP Manager. Congratulations George!
Chrisman, CFI was named Senior Manager I, Environmental Health and Safety
Compliance for Walmart.
Paul was previously a
Regional Loss Prevention and Safety Manager for PetSmart for over eight years
before he took this new role at Walmart. He has held other loss prevention
positions for retailers such as Office Depot as District Loss Prevention &
Safety Manager, Factory 2-U Stores as Regional LP Manager, Target as AP Team
Leader and Kmart as LP Manager. Congratulations Paul!
France Reels From Attack
Galeries Lafayette was open and none
of its employees harmed, said a spokeswoman for the department store, whose
branch in the city is located not far from the Promenade des Anglais. In
nearby Cagnes-sur-Mer, the Printemps department store in the Polygone
Riviera shopping center was trading as usual.
Meanwhile, the Louis
Vuitton boutique in Nice remained shuttered on Friday and was scheduled to
reopen on Monday. Chanel exceptionally closed its fashion store and stand in
Galeries Lafayette for fragrance and beauty. The brand's local team was
safe, a company spokeswoman said.
"Regarding security measures, we
are extremely vigilant and strictly follow the authorities' recommendations
and guidelines," she added.
The Nicetoile shopping center was doing
business, although 80 percent of the stores it contains, including Pandora,
Adidas and Sephora, were closed.
The three Hennes and Mauritz doors
The Vigipirate anti-terror alert was raised to the
highest level "alerte attentat" (or "alert attack") for the department of
Nice. For its part France has been under a state of emergency ever since the
November attacks, and that was extended again right after the Nice incident.
The fallout from those events, plus more recent transport strikes and
demonstrations against France's socialist government's proposed labor law,
have contributed to severely denting the country's visitor levels thereby
negatively impacted restaurant frequentation, hotel occupancy and retail
In the first quarter of this year in the Paris region, the
number of Japanese tourists dropped by 56 percent; Italians, 24 percent, and
Russians, 35 percent. In the period, the number of Chinese visitors
decreased 13.9 percent, versus their 49 percent increase in full-year 2015.
Consumer luxury-goods spending continues to take a hit worldwide.
Global Blue data for June showed overall it was down 13 percent globally and
16.8 percent in Europe.
Toys "R" Us Director of Transportation pleads
guilty in $2 million debit card theft
Toys "R" Us employee pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn, New York federal court on
Thursday to a criminal fraud charge, after being accused of stealing nearly
$2 million meant to help truck drivers cover their costs and putting it on a
Daniel Chon, a former Toys "R" Us director of
inbound and outbound transportation, admitted to one count of
access device fraud at a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Levy.
Chon, 28, is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 27, and could receive 37 to
46 months in prison under recommended federal guidelines.
also said his client is being treated for alcoholism, which "certainly
contributed to his conduct and the lack of judgment that occurred here."
Prosecutors accused Chon of repeatedly exploiting a Toys "R" Us program,
known as Fleet Card, that the privately-held company set up to defray
lodging, food and repair costs for drivers who ship merchandise.
According to court papers, Chon loaded $1.92 million of "eCash" onto
a debit card by logging into the system without permission 117 times
between May 2013 and March 2016, and later withdrew most of it from
automated teller machines.
Video surveillance showed Chon
using a Fleet Card at ATMs in New Jersey, and a Fleet Card was used in 2015
in London, Madrid and Berlin on dates corresponding to Chon's
travel there, prosecutors have said. wsau.com
St Paul, MN: Rosedale
Center Mall braces for Sunday Black Lives Matter protest
Black Lives Matter St. Paul plans a demonstration at Rosedale Center on
Sunday, calling on supporters to "shut it down" as it protests the shooting
of Philando Castile by police. Protest plans which are an effort by the
civil-rights group to pressure nearby Falcon Heights (where Castile was
killed) into dropping its contract with the St. Anthony Police Department,
whose officers were involved in the shooting. Rosedale is based in
Roseville, which isn't involved in the shooting and has its own police
department, but it's the biggest nearby mall for residents of both Falcon
Heights and St. Anthony. Black Lives Matter said it wasn't planning a
specific location inside the mall and told protesters not to bring signs so
they wouldn't be spotted before the demonstration.
The Morning Risk Report:
Companies Need to Ponder 'Pokémon Go' Risks
the "Pokémon Go" craze rages across the world, with millions of people
playing the popular game on mobile devices, companies need to start worrying
about the potential problems that can arise when the devices being used for
the game also contain sensitive company data, say some data security
Depending how a player of the game logs in to it, they
could expose personal and company data on their device to the game's
developer, Niantic Inc.-which since has put out a newer
version that only gives it access to basic user information, not
everything on the device. Still, Tyler Cohen Wood, cybersecurity advisor at
e-learning provider Inspired eLearning, said any information Niantic has
collected could be taken by a hacker that infiltrates its network. Companies
that own the devices their employees use can tell workers they can't use
that device to play the game, or can mandate they download one of the many
tools available to separate personal information from work information, she
10 Senior LP Jobs in One Week
The Fourth Quarter Push
Traditionally July is the month most retailers start their fourth quarter
push to fill jobs and this week is certainly a reflection of just that.
Regardless if they're reposting a couple or posting new ones. Retail America
is starting that annual push to the Christmas season with absolutely needing
to have that top Loss Prevention or Asset Protection position filled.
Not that they're going to be able to accomplish much from a program
development standpoint as much as just having a leader to make decisions and
offer guidance during the holiday rush. And obviously it gives the executive
the opportunity to experience a specific retailers Christmas push, company
culture, and organizational performance.
That being said, to have
ten in one week is rare and speaks to current events and the climate, in not
just retail but possibly society as a whole. Just a thought Gus Downing
U.S. Ranks No. 2
Globally in Credit Card Fraud - Mexico #1
survey of more than 6,000 consumers across 20 countries finds that 46% of
American credit cardholders have experienced fraud at least once during the
last 5 years. Only Mexico has a higher incidence of fraud: 51% of its
cardholders say they've experienced unauthorized activity on their cards,
according to the survey from electronic payments firm ACI Worldwide and Aite
Group, a financial industry research and consulting firm. bankrate.com
UK: Colchester forming a
crime fighting coalition to stop ORC
Shop security wearing body worn cameras
Shop security being fitted with body worn cameras with pictures of potential
shoplifting gangs digitally circulated in real time. Door staff at licensed
venues being fitted with body worn cameras to help with intelligence,
information and evidence.
Parts of Essex are suffering from
organised drug and shoplifting gangs who have taken root in districts
including Tendring, Southend and Basildon.
Local business owners
express their hopes, concerns as the Democratic National Convention comes to
With just days to go until the Democratic
National Convention, we may not know if we're hosting the future president
of the United States. But we do know tens of thousands of people will flood
the streets of Center City for most of next week - all of them potential
customers for local businesses.
"CBC was here in May and that was a
tremendous amount of people, and we had one of our best weeks ever so we are
really kind of keenly anticipating the DNC," said Alex Bokulich, Bru Craft &
Wurst Director of Operations.
The city is also expecting another less
celebratory crowd - about 35-50,000 protesters. The mayor's office says 10
protest permits have already been approved, two have been denied and 17 are
pending. Those numbers are growing by the day.
"We hope that
everything is going to be peaceful and safe, you know, we don't want
violence or anything that jeopardizes other businesses or the safety of
citizens, but the more people the merrier," said Bokulich. But other
businesses are cautiously optimistic about what thousands of protesters
might do to their bottom line.
How to Prevent Violence
Groups opposed to the presumptive
Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, have vowed to fill the streets outside
the convention site, the Quicken Loans Arena. Mr. Trump has himself
predicted rioting if he is somehow denied his party's nomination, encouraged
his supporters to get into fistfights with his detractors and hinted that
he'd punch a protester if given the opportunity. Some of his supporters are
also vowing to carry weapons to demonstrations and other events outside the
convention hall. (Ohio is an open-carry state, but guns will not be allowed
inside the arena.)
It's encouraging that the police chief, Calvin
Williams, has rejected, at least in theory, a militarylike appearance for
his officers. Police officers in a free and democratic society don't look,
or act, like soldiers. As the department's deputy chief, Ed Tomba, told
reporters, "We are not buying any equipment that will make our city or our
officers look like they are going to war with anyone."
should invite protest organizers to planning sessions to share perspectives,
tactics and concerns about how demonstrations will be conducted and policed.
One strategy: Team demonstration leaders with police officers, to jointly
calm emotions and identify, and help to eject, people bent on violence.
The Cleveland police should show up in "soft" or everyday uniforms, with
"riot equipped" officers out of sight and called upon only if necessary to
prevent violence or widespread property damage.
department needs to communicate clearly with the public by holding frequent
news conferences and issuing regular updates, in conjunction with protest
leaders if possible.
Office Depot Restating
Old Arguments In FCA Row, AIG Says
Specialty Insurance Co. asked a California federal judge on Wednesday to
strike a reply brief by Office Depot in the retailer's lawsuit seeking
coverage for a whistleblower suit, saying Office Depot literally copied and
pasted portions of the brief from its original motion.
asked Judge Wilson on June 21 to
dismissing a duty to defend claim in its lawsuit against AIG seeking
coverage for a suit accusing the retailer of overbilling governments for
office and school supplies. The underlying lawsuit resulted in a $77.5
million deal in 2014, filings said.
sued AIG - then known as American International Specialty Lines
Insurance Co. - in April 2015, saying the company is entitled to $30 million
in coverage under its insurance policy for "wrongful acts," a term the
retailer says is defined broadly.
On June 7,
Judge Wilson found that Section 533 of the California Insurance Code
specifically bars recovery stemming from acts of fraud and reckless
misrepresentation, thus precluding coverage for California False Claims Act
violations. As such, Judge Wilson dismissed a duty-to-defend and a
duty-to-indemnify claim by Office Depot.
He did, however, keep intact
Office Depot's bad faith claim against AIG.
Apparel Disrupter - Primark to
open first New Jersey store Saturday in Freehold
are to the apparel industry what Aldi and Lidi is to the grocery industry.
Disruption is on it's way. Just another nail in the traditional mall apparel
industry. Just a thought. Gus Downing
upscale with new concept store - Starbucks-Reserve
CVS may be blocked
from stores divested by Walgreens/Rite Aid
Wawa plans 120 stores
in South Florida by 2022
Quarterly Same Store Sales
Chipotle Q1 comp's down nearly 30%, revenue down
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Go' has the power to transform retail
takeoff of "Pokemon Go," a mobile gaming app that fuses the digital and
physical worlds, "has the power to transform retail," Cowen & Co. analyst
Oliver Chen told investors Thursday. "In our view, the new free-to-play
gaming app has broad implications for retail as it addresses declining mall
traffic, plus emerging trends toward social experience and health and
wellness," Chen said in a research note. But beyond simply bringing shoppers
into malls and other physical stores, where players can collect rewards at
so-called Pokestops, the app's popularity is the first time augmented reality
has taken off en masse. That could have broader implications for retailers, who
are trying to find new ways to engage with shoppers and build brand loyalty.
Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small Local Businesses. Here's How
of your stores a Gym or PokeStop - You need to know
Smart businesses have caught on too. As Pokemon Go users traverse their
towns in search of Pokemon, local stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and
other businesses are capitalizing on this massive opportunity, driving huge
amounts of foot traffic and conversions both with simple in-app purchases
and creative marketing campaigns.
1. Find Out if Your
Business Is a Gym or PokeStop: PokeStops and Gyms attract foot
traffic without any effort-players flock to them for rewards and to battle
other players-and they can be leveraged for massive sales if you know how.
There is no official Niantic map that lists all the PokeStop and Gym
locations yet. One workaround is to use the online map of portals created
over the last three years for the game "Ingress," also developed by Niantic,
which maps virtually 1:1 with Pokemon Go's PokeStops and Gyms.
Retailers Are Licking
Their Chops at Wandering Pokémon Hunters
augmented reality game has more than 65 million users in the US. That is
more users than Twitter, and the game is already helping local restaurants,
coffee shops, and small retailers to attract new customers. L'inizio Pizza
Bar in Long Island City in New York claims its sales jumped 75% over the
weekend by activating a "lure module" feature that attracts virtual Pokemon
characters to the store, thereby tempting in nearby players. The store's
manager spent $10 to have a dozen Pokemon characters placed in the location,
according to a report in the New York Post.
Pokemon Go Has Invaded Forever 21,
Sephora, and Every Mall in America
Pokemon Go Getting Sponsored PokeStops,
One of Which Is Possibly McDonald's
Pokemon Go Launch Adds $9 Billion to
Nintendo's Market Cap, International Release Coming Soon..Europe, Japan, and
other Asian regions getting the game "within a few days"
Pokemon Go: Blamed for
crimes, praised for aiding US Police
than a week after launching in the United States, where it has drawn more
than 7 million gamers to hunt virtual Pokemon, the game is also facing a
backlash. Hallowed places including Arlington National Cemetery outside
Washington DC have urged players to stay away, and the US Holocaust Memorial
Museum has asked to be removed from the game. Across the United States,
players have been drawn down dark alleys and into dangerous neighborhoods in
search of the imaginary creatures, only to be targeted by criminals. The
game was also to blame for a rash of car accidents in the United States.
Two gamers playing in a Fullerton, California park on Tuesday wound up
catching a man sought by police for crimes including attempted murder,
authorities said. They were alerted by other players to a man following
women and improperly touching children, and so the pair notified police and
detained him until officers arrived. He was later found to have an
outstanding warrant for multiple offenses.
"Don't Pokemon and Drive" Sign
San Diego, CA: Pokémon Go players
discover body at Marian Bear Memorial Park
Published on CSO
Pokemon Go: What
security awareness programs should be doing now
Pokemon Go represents a tremendous security threat. As with all tremendous
threats, it can also be your greatest opportunity.
People of all ages,
including your coworkers, are playing at record rates. Most important, they are
bringing the app into the workplace, and using it on cellphones that also access
work related information. It is a significant security vulnerability.
People hear about malicious apps spoofing the actual Pokemon Go app. They hear
about the app tracking them and having access to all of their data. They hear
people being mugged and finding dead bodies. People are excited, but they
are concerned. This is your time to shine.
Awareness programs are at the front and center to protect corporate assets.
At the same time, you can also appear to be the champion for the workers.
Security awareness might never be more welcome.
programs, led by the security awareness team, should immediately create
information about the security concerns, and what to do about them.
Clearly, there is a focus on mobile device security, but there are also
issues concerning privacy, password security, and safety. For this reason, I
recommend that you create tip sheets for distribution to all employees. Possible
content to include would be:
• Ensure that you only download the
official Pokemon Go app
• Ensure that your cellphone operating system is
up to date
• As the app preferably uses Google accounts for
authentication and tracking, consider creating a Google account just for that
• Ensure that your password is strongReview app permissions, and
remove as many permissions as possible
• Consider installing
anti-malware software on your cellphone
• Be aware of the potential for
• Remain alert. Carelessness will cause more injuries than
crimeNever drive while playing the game
• Most important, if your
organization uses Google apps, clearly state that employees should never use
their corporate account for Pokemon Go or any other games.
may want to provide references to additional resources for mobile device
management, creating a strong password, and other relevant issues. Providing
contact information for the security team would be welcome. In defining the
additional resources, consider that many people may want to share the
information with their friends and family, so avoid using links and resources
that are only available on your intranets.
It is a unfortunately
extremely likely that some of your employees will eventually compromise
information due to downloading malware on their mobile devices. It is guaranteed
that the productivity of many employees will be impacted by the game. You can
warn people about these issues, but you do not have ultimate control of them.
You can however take advantage of the situation, and seem like their protector,
and more than their overseer.
Pokemon Go would be a considered a huge
gamification success for corporate wellness programs given how it encourages
people to exercise. A companion article will be published shortly that
highlights the true gamification principles used in Pokemon Go, and how it
differs than most self-proclaimed gamification programs.
From a security
perspective, Pokemon Go, itself, is as security nightmare. It
is a productivity nightmare. However, you can take advantage of the situation
and use it to highlight the importance of practicing good security behaviors.
Don't let a great opportunity go to waste.
Ira Winkler, CISSP
is president of Secure Mentem
Hacking EMV Cards - Eight
out of Ten Busted
Mark Lanterman of forensic
analysis firm Computer Forensic Services recently tested 10 EMV cards and was
able to bust into eight. He says the problem with those eight is likely that
they weren't properly configured by the card-issuing banks, which clear all
transactions on their cards. Improper configuration; not any fault of users, the
eight cards had not been encrypted properly at the chip.
Lanterman's skill, a crook could get a customer's name and account number
through a hole in the encryption. Properly configured EMV cards are encrypted
from the chip all the way through the processing bank. But eight of those cards
had a fissure somewhere in the encryption.
"The two that I could not get
were from large, national banks," he said. "I could not steal those numbers. I
think the banks outsmarted me and were implementing end-to-end encryption
Properly configured chip-and-pin card are as secure as Apple
Pay and Google Wallet, Lanterman says. He calls the mobile wallet "brilliant."
Despite popular belief, mobile payment applications don't store a user's actual
account number. Like EMV, that account number is tokenized, and a token is
worthless to hackers.
The best anyone can do is get a fake number they can't
use, because the approval code is a one-off," he said. "It's worthless."
So, fairly solid security in card-present payments is close, though it
will be years before EMV tech reaches all of America's mom-and-pop shops. "Small
credit unions don't have the resources to configure the technology correctly,"
Shift to More Online
Payments Drives Need for Better Understanding of User Authentication, Defend
The Electronic Funds Transfer
Association (EFTA), which works to advance electronic payments and commerce
through responsible federal government relations, today released, "User
Authentication for Payments," a white paper and free resource for the
payments industry. The full report is available at no charge at
http://efta.org/2016/07/understanding-payments-authentication/. It is the
first of a three-part series.
The paper describes the Federal
Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) guidelines on how a
multi-layered, dynamic and out-of-band authentication provides the best
level of protection against a compromise in the payment transaction while
also protecting consumers' personal data.
"There has been
significant activity in the payment industry to support EMV chip cards and
tokenization as measures to combat consumer card fraud," said Kurt Helwig,
president and CEO of the EFTA. "However, for consumers who shop online or
use online banking services, the bigger concern is identity theft and
account takeover. Given the ever advancing tactics by increasingly
emboldened fraudsters, it's imperative for the payments industry to work as
a whole utilizing innovative solutions to keep up with the war against
Report: Social Media
Provides Valuable, But Time-Consuming,
Appreciation of the value of social media data as part of an e-commerce
retailer's fraud prevention efforts is on the rise, but many lack
understanding about how to use it, according to a new report from Worldpay.
In Fraud Trends 2016, Worldpay found 60 percent of merchants use social
media data in some way during their fraud review process. More than half,
however, lack the knowledge of how to properly leverage the information and
lack the time to do so, because it currently is a very manual process.
"For most respondents, the principal reason for using social media in a
KYC or fraud-prevention context is to check that an account, and therefore
an individual's identity, is real," the authors wrote in the report. "To do
this, manual reviewers make an assessment based on factors such as quantity
of photos, conversations and posts. However, the majority of respondents
felt that, while valuable, these reviews are highly time-consuming and that
they would welcome an automated way to derive the same insight."
81.6M visits from U.S. on July 12 - Down 6% from LY
Amazon devices and products claimed 60% of the top 20 items sold on Prime
Day this year. Amazon gift cards were among the top five items sold,
while the new 8GB Amazon Fire Tablet was the top-selling item.
Is eBay Losing Its
U.S. E-Commerce Footing To Walmart?
Brings 30 Years of Sales and Sales Management Experience to his New Role
IL - July 11, 2016 - Protection 1, the premier full-service business and
home security company in the U.S., today announced that Tom Cummiskey has joined
the organization as its new Area Vice President of Sales for the Western Region
responsible for overseeing the sales and support of the company's National
Account and Enterprise customers. Cummiskey will be based in Denver, Co. and
report to Senior Vice President, National Account Sales Bob Dale.
"Tom grew up in the security industry and knows first-hand what it takes to
build a successful business - a laser focus on customer service," said Dale. "I
have had the pleasure of working with Tom in the past and can attest to his
integrity, depth of knowledge and commitment to his team and to his customers.
He embodies the Protection 1 values of customer service in everything he does."
Cummiskey began his career in the security industry in 1985 as a Commercial
Sales Representative for ADT Security Services. For the next 28 years, he would
hold roles of ever increasing responsibility to include National Account
Manager, Regional Director, Director and Vice President of National Accounts
Sales. Before leaving ADT in 2013, he also served as Vice President of Business
Development for what is now Tyco Integrated Security. While with ADT/Tyco,
Cummiskey was the recipient of numerous company awards including Tyco Management
of Excellence award and multi-year winner of both ADT Director of the Year and
ADT Club Excellence awards. Prior to taking on his new role as Area Vice
President, Cummiskey was Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Nortek
Security & Control, LLC.
As area vice president of National Account Sales, Cummiskey will be responsible
for leading a team of national account managers in securing profitable sales of
security systems and services by developing long-term relationships with large,
multi-site commercial accounts.
Read more here.
Ontario woman wants to
know fate of LCBO employee who took her image off security footage to
An Ontario woman says the LCBO
won't tell her the fate of an employee who violated her privacy by sharing
online an image of her taken from the store's security footage.
Chanty Binx - a pseudonym used for her feminist activism - popped into a
Mississauga LCBO in late April. A clerk at the government-run store offered
his help, but she later learned that he was only speaking with her because
he recognized her from the Internet, and wanted to document that he'd seen
the woman anti-feminist forums have for three years threatened with
Her image - taken from a screen grab of LCBO security
footage - appeared on Facebook on April 30 and identified her as the
"feminist sensation" from years ago. That renewed the online hate that had
prompted Binx to give up her public activism three years ago.
a video of Binx arguing - she admits rudely and coarsely - with so-called
men's rights activists was shared widely in anti-feminist circles; in turn,
she was subjected to violent threats and harassment that persist to this day
on some forums. The image shared recently to Facebook and a subsequent media
report has renewed the vitriol and led some to suggest they should search
for her in the suburb West of Toronto in order to sexually assault her.
The image has been pulled off Facebook, but Binx still wants to know
what LCBO has done and why Peel Regional Police never followed through on
Ontario's Information and Privacy Commission Brian
Beamish said, if her version of the story is accurate, it "would seem to be
a pretty clear breach of the law" since security footage must only be used
for an express purpose, such as a police investigation.
City of Vancouver to
file injunctions against 10 more pot shops
Last year, the City of Vancouver became the first municipality in Canada to
adopt regulations governing medical marijuana dispensaries, but in the 13
months since the city council adopted the bylaws, it has found that making
rules for where the drug can be sold is the easy part. Actually enforcing
them is another matter entirely.
On Monday, the city will file
injunctions against 10 pot shops that are in violation of its regulations.
It's the second wave of court-ordered closures the city has sought. It filed
17 injunctions in May.
The city's bylaw requires medical marijuana
dispensaries to obtain a business license in order to operate, but it
prohibits them from obtaining such a license if they are located within 300
metres of schools, community centres, neighbourhood houses, or other
dispensaries. When it opened the licensing process, the city received 176
applications - nearly all of which failed to meet one of the 300-metre
requirements. Of the 176 applications, 162 were rejected.
Police forces across
Canada warn of Pokemon Go risks
across Canada are warning of the risks involved in playing augmented reality
games such as Pokemon Go as reports mount of people getting injured or
landing in trouble as they play the wildly popular game.
City, police said two officers suffered minor injuries when a car they
observed driving strangely reversed into their cruiser in a parking lot. In
Ontario, provincial police have put out a short video on Twitter in response
to the "potential risk and harm" they are seeing related to the game.
But despite the warnings, some people playing the game have wandered
into private yards, driveways, cemeteries and, in one U.S. case, even an
off-limits police parking lot in search of the app's cartoon monsters. Some
police forces have also been employing the hashtag #DontCatchAndDrive" as
players roam community streets.
Alberta RCMP commend
Stettler Walmart AP Efforts
for "excellent video surveillance"
Stettler RCMP commended the retailer Monday, saying in a release that the
store's "excellent video surveillance" contributed to police's ability to
identify and prosecute suspects in the alleged thefts. Over the past few
months, the Stettler store used video surveillance to capture a number of
alleged thefts, which have involved suspects stuffing their pants with
electronic devices, flip flops and even a fishing rod. edmontonjournal.com
Ikea Canada Engages
Customers With RFID at Pop-up Store
Canada has completed a two-week trial of a solution that enabled shoppers to
purchase merchandise with the tap of a spoon, thanks to radio frequency
identification technology. The system, deployed in a pop-up store in late
May 2016, freed shoppers from having to push carts or carry baskets around
the store. Instead, they simply carried a wooden spoon with a built-in RFID
tag, and made their purchases by tapping the spoon against shelf readers.
Rona Inc sees sales
double after experimenting with 15-page digital-only flyer
Giant Tiger Continues
With Gigantic Expansion Plans
Let the doughnut wars
begin: Krispy Kreme cooks up Canadian comeback
Canadian Tire Ousts
CEO Medline, Brings Back Wetmore
ON: 2 suspects caught, 1 still outstanding in home invasions targeting GTA
jewelry store owners
suspect, Rashid Ahmad, is still outstanding after a string of violence GTA home
invasions. As Angie Seth reports, police say the attacks were so brutal they
even harmed children and the elderly. Peel Regional Police announced Wednesday
that two people have been arrested in connection to a series of violent home
invasions targeting jewelry store owners in the Greater Toronto Area. The
investigation nicknamed Project Blue Rock began following a series of robberies
between October and December 2015. Police say two of the incidents occurred at
residences in Brampton and the third in Toronto. A fourth robbery took place at
an AR International currency exchange location in Mississauga. In some of the
cases, police say the accused used hand guns, duct tape, zip ties and a taser to
assault the victims which included the elderly and children.
Saskatchewan, AB: RCMP are reaching out to the public to identify three men
accused of stealing equipment from the local Walmart and assaulting an employee
Police say the three suspects entered Walmart at approximately 1
p.m. on June 17. One male allegedly removed a blue and black camping style
backpack from the shelves and began filling it with merchandise. The male then
proceeded to exist the store, but was apprehended by a loss prevention officer.
Police say the two other men, who were following the officer, sprayed him with
something similar to bear spray. All three then exited the store.
BC: Police seek suspects in Zehrs theft
Barrie Police have received video surveillance on two suspects
wanted in connection to a shoplifting occurrence that occurred in June. On
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 9:20 p.m. a male and female entered the Zehrs located
at 620 Yonge Street, in the City of Barrie. The couple filled re-useable bags
with merchandise, groceries and children's coloring books. They proceeded into
the parking lot where they were confronted by Loss Prevention but they fled on
High River, AB: RCMP seeking
Sobey's meat shoplifter
Saturday, July 9 at approximately 3:45 p.m., a male entered Sobeys and attempted
to leave the store with a substantial amount of meat in a cart. The man was
confronted by an employee and left the store, abandoned the products outside and
left in a red sedan.
Lac La Biche, AB: Armed
Robbery suspects escape after shooting at police vehicle
Two armed robbery suspects remain at large after shooting at a
police vehicle on a highway, says Lac La Biche RCMP. They are believed to be
involved in "several" armed robberies, police say. During Police pursuit of the
vehicle, the suspect vehicle became "inoperable," police say, but two suspects
fled on foot. Two other passengers in the truck were arrested. 'Two individuals
are out and ... we can't find the gun anywhere near that area, so they could
very well still have it with them.'- Sgt. Jack Poitras.
Staffers bear-sprayed as 3 Cold Lake liquor stores
robbed in 20 minutes
Windsor, ON: Real Canadian
Superstore shoplifter sought; fled empty handed
Ajax, ON: Male arrested
after distraction theft; woman's purse stolen after her car tires were slashed
Barrie, BC: Police seeking
assistance in catching a Jug City C-store thief
Stettler, AB: RCMP report
increase in Shoplifting cases
Port Alberni, BC: 7-Eleven
robbed for a second time in 2 weeks
Whitby, ON, - Parkwood
Pharmacy - Armed Robbery
Morinville, AB - Champlain
Pharmacy IDA -Armed Robbery
7- Eleven - Maple Ridge,
BC - Armed Robbery
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Westampton, NJ: Two Home
Depot workers are accused of stealing more than $21,000 worth of items from
Levon O. Walters, 33, of Mount
Laurel, and Carl A. Jackman, 28, of Evesham, are each charged with theft of
movable property in connection with the alleged thefts. Walters and Jackman had
been stealing merchandise from the store after hours. Over a six-month period,
police said, the pair stole more than $1,300 worth of items from the Westampton
store and more than $20,000 in items from other Home Depot stores in the area.
Charges are pending in several other towns in Burlington and Mercer counties.
Barnstable, MA: Couple
charged with stealing TVs from multiple Kohl's stores
A couple is charged with a series of thefts from several department stores.
Nicola T. Dixon, 41, pleaded not guilty in Court Wednesday to three counts of
larceny and one count of conspiracy in connection with a series of thefts. Dixon
was initially also charged with organizing a retail crime, but that count was
dismissed before her arraignment. Investigators believe Dixon schemed with her
boyfriend Trenard Jackson, to drive away with merchandise Jackson allegedly
carried out of the rear fire exit of Kohl's. During one alleged theft,
surveillance video shows a man picking up two 32-inch TVs valued at $330 each on
June 6 and carrying them out the rear fire door of the store. On June 19 the man
returned to the store with a woman and carried a 50-inch Samsung TV valued at
$900 out the rear fire door. The two continued their spree at the Kohl's in
Pembroke on July 1; a man went out the fire door with another $900 TV as well as
two tablets and a camcorder stuffed in a backpack he had just ripped the tags
off. Pembroke police stopped the vehicle and recovered the items allegedly
stolen from the Pembroke Kohl's, as well as a 42-inch TV the couple admitted to
taking a Target Department Store in Boston.
Cumming, GA: Belk Loss
Prevention Officer dragged 150 feet
by theft suspect's vehicle
A woman is wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident in Cumming in
which a store employee was dragged by her vehicle as he attempted to stop her
escape. The suspect has a felony warrant for shoplifting from the Belk on July
11. The suspect was observed inside the store about 6:30 p.m. She went to the
back of the store and placed items in previously used Belk shopping bags and
began to leave. The LP Officer approached her when a car drove to the front of
the store and opened the passenger door for her. The manager was reportedly
attempting to block her from getting in the vehicle when the driver began to
drive away. He was dragged about 150 feet, according to the report. Items stolen
included totaled nearly $2000.
Station, TX: Man charged with theft of $740 of perfume from JC Penney in the
Post Oak Mall
Riverdale Man steals 2
Chandeliers, ceiling fan and a blender from Home Depot: threatened Loss
Prevention with a knife
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suspect faces Felony Murder charge after Chase that killed Bellaire Police
An accused shoplifter is facing a
murder charge as an habitual offender in the death of a Bellaire motorcycle
officer during a high-speed chase, prosecutors said Thursday. Dante Jerel
Moore, 27, who turned himself in to authorities late Wednesday, admitted
that he was driving the vehicle that led police through residential areas of
Bellaire at speeds of up to 80 mph, prosecutors told a judge Thursday. Moore
is accused of felony murder-causing the death of someone while committing
another felony, such as evading a police officer. Moore has a long list of
arrests in Harris County, including convictions for burglary in 2007, felony
possession of cocaine in 2011 and evading arrest in 2013. If convicted, he
faces a maximum of life in prison, with a minimum punishment of 25 years in
prison if he is classified as an habitual offender.
Marion, IN: Police K-9
shot after Armed Robbery at McDonald's
police K-9 was shot and a Marion officer exchanged gunfire with an armed
robbery suspect Thursday night. Officers were dispatched to the McDonald's
at 9:56 p.m. Thursday. The suspect ran into a wooded area when officers
arrived. Marion police dispatched a K-9 officer that made contact with the
suspect and bit the person twice in the leg. The suspect turned and shot the
K-9, striking his left leg. Officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, but
police were unable to apprehend the person. According to police the K-9,
Geronimo, is expected to recover.
Robberies & Thefts
Sterling Height, MI: Police chase ends in crash
after $100,000 Smash-and-Grab at Jewelry Store
A police chase that started in Sterling Heights ended in Warren after a
smash-and-grab at a jewelry store on Thursday night. Police say three men
entered Lucido Jewelry and started smashing display cases with
sledgehammers. By the time they were done, they fled with six Rolex Watches,
worth more than $100,000. In all, five suspects were arrested in connection
to the case and robbery.
St Louis, MO: Goodwill
employee cut over price of shoes
employee was cut with a box cutter, and another was punched after police say
an argument broke out over the price of shoes. According to a police report,
a man and a woman were checking out at Goodwill when the fight happened. The
woman reached over the counter and cut a cashier's finger with a box cutter.
The man punched another employee. The suspects then damaged merchandise
before fleeing the business.
Denton, TX: Check
Cashing store scammed out of $20,000 over the telephone
According to Police, someone posing as a corporate office
employee called the clerk at Cliff's Check Cashing Store and asked her to
make online money transfers to several locations. The caller asked the clerk
to make the transactions for "training" purposes because she was a new
employee. The clerk didn't realize it was a scam until the end of her shift
and notified her boss, the report said. About $20,000 had been transferred
throughout the day and the business filed a theft report. No arrests had
Chicago Police seize over $1M in stolen
construction equipment; man operated a large scale trafficking operation out
of his house
Rocklin, CA: Gun Store Gets New
Barriers After Recent Burglaries
Staunton, VA: Ex-Goodwill employee
guilty of $1,700 theft
Rapides Parish, LA: Leebo's employee
arrested for the theft of $300
Mineral Wells, TX: Man arrested at
Walmart for theft of $460 in merchandise
Man with Criminal Records in 4 States
charged with Mail Theft, Forgery and Washing Checks to support meth
Guymon, OK; Two woman arrested on
charges of Larceny; $544 worth of merchandise stolen from Walmart
the Parkway Square Shopping Center, Tukwila, WA reported a Grab & Run on
7/14, merchandise valued at $999
Kay Jewelers in the Market Square at
Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TX reported a Grab & Run on 7/14, merchandise
valued at $7,399
ZALES in the Arbor Place Mall, Douglasville, GA reported a Grab &
Run on 7/13, merchandise valued at $4,669
UK: Huddersfield, England: Brazen
Motorcycle Gang Smash and Grabs $30,000 in merchandise for Walker's Jewelers
in Market West
UK: New South Wales: Twelve shoplifters
caught during Undercover Police Operation at Warringah Mall and Warriewood
CA: Duo arrested in February and May arrested again for Mail Theft and
Credit Card fraud
A man and woman who were arrested
in Corona in February and Temecula in May with carloads full of stolen items
were arrested again -- this time at a home in an unincorporated area near
Murrieta. Jacob Michael Bertino and Ashley Rose Lawrence were among six
people arrested July 13 at a home in the 31000 Block of Gabriel Metsu
following an investigation into mail theft and fraud cases. The two were
arrested on suspicion of credit card fraud, possession of fictitious checks,
and possession of stolen property.
Advance America - Friendswood, TX - Armed Robbery
B&B Pawn - Abilene, TX - Robbery/ Guns
BP - Marietta, GA - Armed Robbery
Bowerston Antique - Bowerston, OH - Armed Robbery
Bulls Eye Grill - Yoder, KS - Burglary
Check N Go - Spring, TX - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Whitfield County, GA - Armed Robbery
CVS - Southington, CT - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Augusta, GA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Ellendale, DE - Armed Robbery
Home Depot - Riverdale, NJ - Armed Robbery
Lakeside General - Helena, MT - Robbery
Lucido Jewelry - Sterling Heights, MI - Robbery
One Stop Shop - Maryville, IL - Armed Robbery
Marathon - Carmel, IN - Armed Robbery
McDonalds - Marion, IN - Armed Robbery/ Police K9
Royal Farms - Kent County, DE - Armed Robbery
Stripes - Corpus Christi, TX - Shooting/ 1 injured
7 Eleven - Frederick, MD - Armed Robbery
7 Eleven - Roanoke County, VA - Armed Robbery
7 Eleven - Daytona Beach, FL - Armed Robbery
7 Eleven - Killeen, TX - Armed Robbery
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