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Brian Flannery was named Director of Loss Prevention for ULTA Beauty.
Brian will oversee ULTA's loss prevention efforts for their Supply Chain, Enterprise Risk Management & Business Continuity. ULTA Beauty has over 900 stores in 48 states. For over 9 years, Brian served as the Director of Asset Protection at Dollar General, the nation's largest small box retailer with over 12,400 stores in 43 states. Prior to Dollar General, Brian held leadership positions in both the private and public sectors in security and loss prevention. Congratulations, Brian!
 

 



In Cleveland, Rallies for and Against Trump Remain Peaceful
Supporters of Donald J. Trump voiced their approval of his policies at a rally Monday. At a separate gathering, protestors decried what they see as his racism. nytimes.com

Experian publishes five global business trends that will help senior executives protect their growth ambitions against rising fraud threats
Experian has published its first annual global fraud report covering the convergence of growth strategies and fraud prevention. The report, Global Business Trends: Protecting Growth Ambitions Against Rising Fraud Threats, is designed as a guide for senior executives and fraud prevention professionals, offering new insights on how the alignment of strategies for business growth and fraud prevention can help a business grow revenues while managing risks in an increasingly virtual world.

The report identifies five trends that businesses should assess and take action on to mitigate fraud and improve the customer experience in today's fast-paced, consumer-centric environment:

Applying right-sized fraud solutions to reduce unnecessary customer disruption

Having a universal view of the consumer is the core of modern fraud mitigation and marketing

Expanding your view through a blended ecosystem

Achieving agility and scale using service-based models

Future-proofing fraud solution choices

Download the full report here. The report also features an interactive Fraud Prevention Benchmark tool that companies can use to explore how these trends impact their business and how the performance of their approach measures up against industry practices.

The report is relevant to functions spanning the enterprise, including C-suite executives such as chief marketing officers (CMOs), chief risk officers (CROs) and chief data officers (CDOs). The report focuses on business processes where fraud infiltrates, including new account opening, account access, money movement transactions, and emerging trends combating fraud, such as advanced fraud analytics. In each area, the report details how multiple business functions can apply responses to create business growth. prnewswire.com

The Zellman Group, LLC Joins the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) as a Solutions Partner Member
As a solutions partner member, The Zellman Group has the opportunity to collaborate and participate with the LPRC to continue to help retailers increase sales while decreasing shrinkage. "We've just added another key LPRC member," says Dr. Read Hayes, Director of The Loss Prevention Retail Council. "The LPRC and our 40 retail chain members welcome The Zellman Group to the fold; especially since their ORC expertise- and creativity in several other important LP/AP areas are a nice compliment to several of our very active working groups."

Throughout their almost twenty years of business, The Zellman Group has always emphasized the importance of contributing to and improving the LP community. "We are excited to be a contributing member to the Loss Prevention Research Council. I find that the LPRC vision is in line with Zellman's as we both are looking to identify Loss Prevention solutions for the Loss Prevention industry." Zellman CEO, Stuart Levine states. "The LPRC work groups and action teams are in line with the services provided by Zellman. As the leading provider of data analytics or ORC recovery we are excited to participate in these groups."

$15 Million Jewelry Heist in Los Angeles - Courier left Grammy's Jewels in Van's Backseat Overnight
A Swiss jewelry manufacturer is suing a courier company it hired to deliver $15million worth of gems to February's Grammys after the firm's driver parked his van containing the valuables outside his home - and it was stolen overnight.

Chopard handed over the 53 pieces of jewelry to Ferrari Express in New York to be delivered to Los Angeles where they was going to be handed to a celebrity to wear at the Grammys.

However, after successfully delivering the jewels to LA, Chopard wanted Ferrari Express to hold the valuables overnight in a secure location.

According to documents filed with New York Supreme Court: 'After receiving Chopard's jewelry, Ferrari did not transport the jewelry to its office, did not store it in a secure vault, and did not in any way safeguard the valuable merchandise. 

'Instead, Ferrari treated Chopard's valuables carelessly and put them in jeopardy of theft and loss.

'In particular, the Ferrari employee assigned by Ferrari to ensure the safe return of the jewelry to Chopard placed the jewelry in the back of a Ferrari van, drove to his home in a neighborhood in which vehicle thefts are common, parked the Ferrari van on a street near his house, left the jewelry in the van, and then went into his house leaving the van and the jewelry unattended, unprotected and unreasonably susceptible to theft or other loss. 

'By morning, the Ferrari van and Chopard's jewelry were gone.'  dailymail.co.uk

Study: Cost reduction a top priority of retailers
Getting Leaner For Growth

88% of retailers said they were focused on cost reduction to free up funds necessary to reinvest in growth initiatives. With the top three areas were expanding into new geographies (cited by 60%), digital technologies (54%) and enhancing customer experiences (52%).

The top barriers to advancing their operating models, according to retail executives surveyed, include technology (46%), the cost of the effort (42%) and experience to lead the transformation (42%).  chainstoreage.com 

Aeropostale Says Restructure Unlikely, Pivots To Sale
Aeropostale said Friday in New York bankruptcy court that a standalone restructuring of the company is unlikely and that the teen apparel retailer is focusing on selling its assets to maximize recoveries for its creditors. Heavily in debt and with a plan to immediately close more than 150 stores, Aeropostale filed for bankruptcy protection in May.

"The debtors have concluded that reorganization on a standalone basis is not feasible. Accordingly, the primary purpose of the proposed plan is to effectuate one or more sales of substantially all of the debtors' assets to a purchaser, or purchasers, as may be selected by the debtors and approved by the court," Aeropostale said in a court filing. law360.com

Director, Loss Prevention for Destination Maternity in Moorestown, New Jersey
The Director of Loss Prevention manages all field and corporate loss prevention issues across all stores and divisions. In addition, this person monitors field locations for security compliance, implements and manages programs to protect and recover company assets, and coaches field management on how to handle specific loss prevention issues. Reports into the finance department.

Destination Maternity Corporation is the world's leading maternity apparel retailer. Formerly known as Mothers Work, Inc., Destination Maternity Corporation is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: DEST) with over $500 million in annual sales. Destination Maternity operates 2,008 retail locations, including 625 stores, predominantly under the tradenames Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in the Pod, and Destination Maternity, and sells on the web through its DestinationMaternity.com and brand-specific websites. Destination Maternity brands are offered at approximately 1,383 leased department locations at retailers such as Macy's, Sears, and buybuy BABY. The company also distributes its Oh Baby by Motherhood collection through a licensed arrangement at over 1,100 Kohl's stores throughout the United States and on Kohls.com.  icims.com
 
Canadian Push Publishing Wednesday and Friday's
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Big Shark employees accused of theft

The PayPal Global Asset Protection Investigations team assisted the Chesterfield Police Department with their investigation into the activities of two employees who were accused of working together to steal from a bike shop. The couple involved are accused of using a stolen company credit card in order to purchase merchandise for themselves.

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Taiwan arrests three foreigners in $2.5million ATM cyber heist
Taiwan has arrested three foreign suspects over a $2.5 million cyber heist which used malware to hack into a major local bank's ATM network and steal bags of cash, police said the other day. The attack, the first of its kind in Taiwan, targeted the First Commercial Bank's ATM network last week, using malware to withdraw more than Tw$81 million ($2.5 million) from dozens of machines in three cities.

A Latvian suspect, and two other suspects from Romania and Moldova were arrested the other day at a hotel in Taipei, police said, adding they believed the heist was carried out by a 16-member international crime ring.

Police have recovered more than half of the stolen money but warned that 13 of the suspects - including five Russians - had already fled Taiwan after the heist.

Surveillance images released by the bank showed masked robbers working in two-man teams targeting 41 ATMs belonging to the First Commercial Bank in three cities. It is not clear how the thieves installed malware on the ATMs, but within five to 10 minutes, the thieves are seen walking away with bags full of stolen cash, the bank said. pakistantoday.com

Pokémon Go Security Risks Flagged by CIA, Gulf States and Data Security Experts
Even by the standards of online viral trends the trajectory of Pokemon Go is quite astonishing

Within a week of launch the augmented-reality mobile exploration game could boast 20 million downloads. To put that into some sort of context, it's twice the number achieved by dating app Tinder over a timescale 208 times as long (four years), while even the number of daily active users accrued over 10 years by Twitter - arguably the internet success story of the past decade - was surpassed in just seven days.

As ever when a network-dependent game outstrips the expectations of its developers, the servers in place to accommodate the playing community have proven woefully inadequate and crashed frequently. But if the game's developers, Niantic Labs, are frantically scrambling to upgrade server capacity, then might it neglect mounting cyber security concerns?

And the cyber threat is not the only security issue to arise from the latest viral gaming craze.

CIA updates operational security guidelines

The US government was sufficiently concerned about the national security threat posed by Pokemon Go to issue guidelines for playing the game to US military and intelligence personnel (see below)

     US Government operational security guidance for intelligence officers and friends playing       Pokémon GO

     UNCLASSIFIED pic.twitter.com/yAASF3XR46

- Thomas Rid (@RidT) July 16, 2016

Great guidelines for all of us actually. Government and military employees are already advised to exercise caution in what they share on social media, write in emails or discuss in public. Augmented reality games and geolocation apps, which locate users via GPS, are yet another new front in the battle to protect classified information.

Atlas Obscura reported that an anonymous member of the military asked the Pokemon Go Reddit community for advice on whether playing the game might breach operations security (OPSEC) rules. "Currently deployed in Afghanistan and wanna Catch em' All. Anyone see any concerns or problems with Opsec regarding base location ect [sic] before I download and get Poke-weird all over the base?" he wrote.

Middle East
The Pokemon Go craze has also alarmed authorities in several Gulf States.

Although the game has yet to be launched in the Middle East, some enterprising citizens have downloaded the app via VPN connections or third-party sites. Alarmed by this development Kuwait's Interior Ministry issued a statement on 14 July warning players not to take pictures of government buildings, military bases, oil facilities, mosques and shopping centres.

UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has warned residents that "criminals can use the app's geolocation features to target the victims. Those features alongside the phone's camera make users vulnerable to hackers' attacks."

Personal safety
The sharing of players' locations has raised concerns about personal as well as state security, with some commentators warning that peadophiles could exploit the game to prey on children.

Enterprising armed robbers in Missouri have already capitalised. State police have warned that armed robbers have lay in wait for for Pokémon hunters at Pokestops (where high concentrations of Pokemon are found).

Gamers, it seems, can even be a danger to themselves. Stories of distracted gamers wandering into danger are already legion, with one man crashing his car into a tree, two players falling off a cliff and several youngsters being stranded in underground caves, to name just tree examples.

Pokemon hunters swamp UK police station

Data/privacy concerns

Writing in a Tumblr post Adam Reeve, a security analyst, has noted that players who sign in through Google grant Niantic Labs access to all personal data held by the search engine. Users were not given any indication that Niantic Labs would gain access to their personal data by default.

iOS users are apparently given no option to edit privacy permissions, while the game doesn't even appear under Google's security permissions. The Google Play store does state that Pokemon Go will gain "full network access", which Google says grants applications the authority to "modify nearly all information in your Google account."

Asked to address privacy concerns by gaming website Polygon Niantic issued the following statement:

"We recently discovered that the Pokémon GO account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account. However, Pokémon GO only accesses basic Google profile information (specifically, your User ID and email address) and no other Google account information is or has been accessed or collected. Once we became aware of this error, we began working on a client-side fix to request permission for only basic Google profile information, in line with the data that we actually access. Google has verified that no other information has been received or accessed by Pokémon GO or Niantic. Google will soon reduce Pokémon GO's permission to only the basic profile data that Pokémon GO needs, and users do not need to take any actions themselves."

Rogue imitators
Meanwhile, security firms have warned that fake versions of Pokemon Go are locking users' phones and connecting to online porn ads. The game's staggered release - only residents of 34 countries can officially download it - has prompted impatient gamers to download myriad unofficial versions.

"Had Pokémon Go been released globally (since people everywhere are playing it), no one would have felt the need to visit third party sites," Tyler Reguly, manager of software development at Tripwire, told Newsweek . "The websites hosting this content are often plagued by drive-by attacks and malware, incorporating this into the actual download is a logical expansion."

So popular is the game that Reguly thinks that many users might even see malware as a price worth paying to play the game.

Cyber security company RiskIQ has found 215 fake versions on the Google Play app store, with one locking the screen when the app is opened and surreptitiously clicking on porn ads in the background once the phone is rebooted.

Other malware can gains access through a security backdoor called DroidJack, says Kevin Epstein, a vice president at network security firm Proofpoint.

"DroidJack gives attackers complete access to mobile devices, including user text messaging, GPS data, phone calls, camera-and any business network resources the access," he says. ifsecglobal.com
 
Over One-Third of Managers Would Bypass IT Security
Contractors Are Your Biggest Risk

Shadow IT is still a major security risk for organizations, despite apparent improvements in employees' security awareness, according to new research.

Palo Alto Networks claimed that 61% of the 760+ business managers it spoke to with over 1000 employees said they'd check first with IT before bringing a new device onto the network. However, that still leaves a significant 39% who would not, creating potential security issues for IT managers. Of this group, one in eight apparently claimed they would tell no one in the organization about it.

Unsurprisingly, contractors emerged as the biggest risk, with 16% of respondents claiming they'd seen someone in this role bypass corporate security policies. This is especially troubling given the potential explosion in BYOD driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution.

Even as far back as 2014, a Trend Micro report claimed 69% of IT leaders had seen wearables in the workplace and 91% said they expect numbers to increase the following year. infosecurity-magazine.com

FST Biometrics Surpasses 1.5 Million Monthly User Identifications
FST Biometrics, the leading biometric identification solutions provider, today announced that more than 1.5 million successful identifications are taking place each month around the world with its IMID access system.

The company's IMID product line offers access control through its proprietary In Motion Identification technology. This provides the ultimate security and convenience for users, who are accurately identified without having to stop or slow down. IMID solutions integrate a fusion of biometric and analytic technologies that include face recognition, body behavior analytics and voice verification, for a variety of venues including large corporations, office buildings, educational institutions, government bodies in addition to health and recreation centers. prnewswire.com
 

 


 

The D&D Daily's 2016 NRSS Review

We will be covering various sections of the 2016 National Retail Security Survey, developed by Dr. Richard Hollinger of the Univ. of Florida, in partnership with the National Retail Federation. 

Part 7: Average Dollar Loss Per Robbery up 231%

•  Retailers surveyed reported an average of 2.46 robberies per billion in sales, compared to 3.2 in the 2014. The median increased from 0.92 in 2014 to 0.99 in 2015.
•  The average dollar loss also increased - from $2,465 in 2014 to $8,170.17 in 2015, driven by an increase in jewelry stores reporting extremely high average losses. This is a 231% increase.
 34.4% of robberies resulted in losses of less than $1,000, essentially flat with 2014. However, none of the survey participants reported average losses of less than $200, compared to 9.4% who did in 2014.
 31.3% of respondents reported an average loss of $5,000 or above - above the 28.1% that did in 2014

For the complete survey, click here. nrf.com   

 

 

3 ways artificial intelligence is transforming e-commerce
The confluence of AI and e-commerce could not only transform the millions of online transactions that occur every day, but also in-store purchase behaviours, already influenced by digital interactions at a rate of 36 cents for every dollar spent in the retail store, or approximately $1.1 trillion total.

Where exactly will this impact be felt? Here are three key implementations of AI that will fundamentally change the face of e-commerce, bringing it many leaps closer to its optimal impact.

1. The search glitch
The key is to utilise the power of artificial intelligence combined with natural language processing capabilities (NLP), essentially putting the human element back into a digital experience. By doing this, e-commerce platforms will be able to turn massive numbers of failed experiences into successful conversions.

2. Personal shopper to the everyday consumer
Consumers will be able to enjoy their own personal virtual shopping assistant as AI undergoes an evolution and search technologies transition from being passive information retrievers to incorporating features of proactive personal assistance.

3. All-seeing AI
AI searches would then not only provide better and more informed responses, but also predict behaviors, preferences and future purchases - all of which unlocks the potential and facilitation of an immeasurable number of online transactions, adding to e-commerce's 11% contribution of total retail sales anticipated in 2018.

Increased transactions, increased customer satisfaction, increased retention, increased conversion- these metrics are but the start of all that will be AI's impact on e-commerce. information-age.com

Can Social Logins Help Online Retailers Fight Fraud?
A report from payment processing company Worldpay explores how social could be a powerful tool for identity verification and fraud prevention. A key part of using social media data is to establish identity online. Many are already using sites like Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin as identity services.

Social logins help automate the identity service somewhat, and 35 percent of respondents already use social as part of their customer login process. 56 percent also said they place greater trust in customers who use social logins. However, business should be careful not to become complacent; screening these profiles for validity during a fraud investigation would be essential.

58 percent of respondents admitted to collecting data they don't use in fraud-prevention efforts, and 85 percent agreed that they need greater insight into their data if they are to fight fraud. One big way to leverage this data is to automate its collection and examination. Respondents noted that unexpected information and trends can be surfaced by intelligent software, leading to predictions of fraudulent intent. adweek.com

Mcommerce to capture 49pc of online retail sales by 2020: report

 
 


 

Agilence Featured in CIOReview for Exceptional Retail Technology

Data analytics and loss prevention leader recognized in retail technology special issue cover story

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ - Agilence, Inc., the leader in cloud-based data analytics and loss prevention solutions for retail and restaurant operations, today announced its feature in the July special retail issue of CIOReview. In the same issue CIOReview names Agilence as one of the "20 Most Promising Retail Technology Solution Providers for 2016."

CIOReview recognized 20/20 Data Analytics as a unified analytics platform that brings an unprecedented level of actionable business insight to a growing number of industries. "Although data analytics platforms have been available to generate business intelligence for years, the extreme composition and velocity of today's big data necessitates new approaches and flexible tools," said Jeevan George, Managing Editor of CIOReview. "By automating the identification of anomalies via advanced statistical analysis, Agilence has found a unique way for organizations to get value out of their data resulting in better, faster decisions, happier customers and improved revenues and profits."

Agilence's 20/20 Data Analytics platform integrates data sets from a wide variety of sources including transaction logs, back office systems and even cameras and store based sensors to give retailers and restaurant operators all their data in one place. Through the 20/20 Data Analytics platform, executives can take a closer look at employees or locations that are performing above or below the norm.

"CIOs are being asked to do more with less," states Russ Hawkins, President and CEO, Agilence, Inc. With sources like social media and mobile apps now in the picture, CIOs are drowning in an ocean of data. "They have to assimilate large amounts of data and maximize the value of these datasets by utilizing predictive and proactive analytics applications for the users who need to make front line business decisions," he adds.

Read more here
 

 

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Clarksville, TN: Fencing Operation: Five store owners charged with theft, money laundering
Five individuals were arrested Tuesday, June 12 in Clarksville on money laundering and theft charges. Separate arrest warrants for each suspect list them as owners/operators of five different businesses in Clarksville. Over $10,000 of stolen property was allegedly purchased by these business owners on multiple dates over the past few months. clarksvillenow.com


Castleton, IN: Smash-and-grab robbers hit Gander Mountain for guns
Thieves rammed a pick-up truck through a door and made off with 10 guns from Gander Mountain in Castleton early Tuesday. The suspects smashed a pick up through a rear overhead door and stole rifles and shotguns from the sporting goods shortly before 3 a.m. The suspects took eight long guns and two shotguns. They fled in the vehicle, which should have heavy front-end damage. indystar.com

Troy, MI: Second Smash & Grab hits Somerset Mall in a month; one suspect in custody, others at large
Troy police are investigating after a smash-and-grab robbery at Saks Fifth Avenue reported Sunday ended with one suspect in custody and at least two others on the loose. Authorities report that sometime around 6 p.m. Sunday, at least two suspects broke into the Saks Fifth Avenue store and left the mall in two separate cars. Authorities did not immediately share what, if anything, was stolen from the retailer. Two police pursuits ensued, with the suspects driving in different directions, according to Police. An Oakland County Sheriff's Office tracking dog unit was called to search for at least two suspects who abandoned the car after the collision, but officers were unable to find them. Later, one of the suspects was arrested. Troy officials say they are looking for at least two additional suspects in the incident, and possibly more. No other injuries were reported. Detectives are now looking at store surveillance footage and are expected to release stills within the next few days of other possible suspects in the Saks Fifth Avenue incident, authorities say. The recent robbery is the second smash-and-grab in a month at a high-end Somerset retailer. dailytribune.com

Shiloh, IL: Washington Park man charged in multiple theft from multiple Target locations in St Clair County
The St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office charged Donavon D. Brady on Thursday with two felony counts of retail theft over $300. Shiloh police said Brady was in custody at the county jail on a state-issued warrant at the time he was charged. In a news release, the Shiloh Police Department said it received a theft report on July 3 at Target. Brady was also identified as a suspect in a previous theft from the same Target location on April 25. Brady has had multiple prior charges for retail theft in the metro-east, including alleged thefts as recent as 2016 and dating back to 2014 in Fairview Heights, Cahokia and Belleville. bnd.com

Lee, MA: Man busted with 42 stolen items from True Value Hardware
A Great Barrington man is facing charges for allegedly stealing about $800 worth of items from Carr Hardware over the weekend. Joshua Johnston, 24, was arrested about 3:18 a.m. Saturday after Police noticed suspicious activity at the rear of the store at the south end of Main Street. Police stopped Johnston as he was leaving the parking lot and found a large amount of stolen property - 42 items in all - in his vehicle. Johnston is facing one count each of breaking and entering into a building at night, a felony, wanton destruction of property, receiving stolen property and larceny over $250. berkshireeagle.com

South Strabane Township, PA: Man charged in $900 theft from Lowe's
and $200 hit at Walmart

Steven R. Parsons, 32, of North Huntingdon, Westmoreland County, was charged with two counts each of retail theft and theft by deception stemming from separate incidents at two stores. He is accused of stealing items from Walmart June 25 and returning the merchandise for a $200 gift card. On July 6, he allegedly stole two power washers valued at $994 from Lowe's, Strabane Square. Police said he walked to customer service and returned the items in exchange for a gift card. observer-reporter.com

Salem, NH: Two men arrested on ORC Charges relating to Kohl's thefts
Bryan M. Brunelle, 34, was arrested at 1:45 p.m. on June 4, 2016, for organized retail crime enterprise and receiving stolen property (less than $1,000). Also arrested was Timothy M. Smith, 35, was charged with organized retail crime enterprise. They were arrested after allegedly shoplifting items from Kohl's on Cluff Crossing Road. patch.com

Racine, WI: Walmart Vacuum Cleaner thief busted; want for thefts in Illinois and Wisconsin
Anthony Jett went into Wal-Mart, with a small female child in a stroller on Jan. 12. Jett allegedly placed a Dyson V6 Slim handheld vacuum cleaner into the back of the stroller and passed the checkout lines. At the door, Jett was stopped by the greeter who asked him about the vacuum. Jett then gave the vacuum to the greeter and then left the Wal-Mart. The value of the vacuum was $279. The officer investigating the case was informed that the Vernon Hills Police Department in Lake County, Ill., had a suspect who was doing the same type of retail thefts. After comparing a photo from the Mount Pleasant Wal-Mart theft, Jett was identified as the suspect in the Illinois case. Jett also has similar cases in Kenosha County. journaltimes.com

Joplin, MO: Three sought in Sears shoplifting at Northpark Mall;
suspects pull stun gun

Police have been seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating three people involved in a shoplifting incident Sunday at the Sears store in Northpark Mall. Two men and a woman allegedly left the store without paying for about $600 worth of baby clothing and other items. When a store employee tried to stop them outside the business, one of the trio kept the employee at bay with a stun gun. joplinglobe.com

UK: London: Portuguese crime gang stole $65,000 of designer clothes in raids on Oxford Street shops
A Portuguese Crime Gang involving up to 50 people stole almost $65,000 in designer clothes by "swarming" high street stores. The group, dressed all in black, raided a series of luxury brand name stores near London's Oxford Street in under an hour during the Boxing Day sales. They got away with $2,600 worth of jeans from Levi's, $6,500 from G-Star Raw and $53,000 worth of 'black label' items from Ralph Lauren. Between each event you regrouped and then executed the next raid in a calculated way. express.co.uk



Waterford, CT: Man wanted for theft of $900 worth of jeans from Sears
 

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Robberies & Thefts

St Louis, MO: CVS robbed for the 5th time since April
A popular store in the Central West End was robbed for the fifth time since April, according to police. In the latest robbery at the CVS on Lindell Boulevard, police say the suspect was stealing several items Sunday. A security guard allegedly tried to block the doors so the suspect could not get away. The suspect then allegedly pulled a screwdriver from his waistband and threatened the guard. Surveillance images have not been released. kmov.com

Topeka, KS: Theft suspect gets away after flashing gun at employee outside Academy Sports
An armed suspect reportedly flashed his gun at the employee who confronted him outside of a Topeka sporting goods store Monday night. The Topeka Police Department said the worker was trying to break up a theft inside Academy Sports, when he stopped the suspect in the parking lot at around 8:00 Monday night. That's when the suspect showed a handgun and threatened the unidentified worker. The suspect then ran away. Officers searched the area, but did not find him. wibw.com

East Bradford, PA: Police arrest employee with knife at Dunkin' Donuts; going after a fellow employee
Police arrested a 45-year-old woman Saturday on aggravated assault and related charges following an incident at the Dunkin' Donuts at 11:30 a.m. July 16. Dunkin' Donuts employee Yvette Mahendru, of Coatesville, allegedly swung a knife at the victim in front of the coffee shop before being disarmed by a store patron during an altercation involving another employee and another person. dailylocal.com


Panama City, FL: Trial begins for Pier Park Jewelry store suspects
The three men accused of helping a woman in a string of jewelry store heists went to trial Monday in Panama City. Lewis Jones II, and brothers Larry and Michael Gilmore are accused of recruiting Abagail Kemp. The Gilmore brothers then reportedly trained her and Jones assisted in the robberies -- one of which took place at a jewelry store in Pier Park in panama city beach. Kemp's usual practice was to show a gun, tie up employees and escape with watches and jewelry. Kemp pleaded guilty earlier this month. She is scheduled to be sentenced in October. mypanhandle.com

Albany, GA: Family Dollar employee arrested on 2 counts of Felony Computer Theft; total was $35
An East Albany woman was arrested and charged with stealing about $35 from her employer. Lenora Peterson, 45, was arrested Saturday and charged with two counts of felony computer theft. Peterson was arrested Saturday morning at the Family Dollar store. Police said that Peterson used the store's cash register computer to void two cash transactions, and pocket $34.98 in cash. walb.com

Las Cruces, NM: Crime Stoppers offering reward for 2 Walmart thieves

San Pedro, CA: Retails rallied on social media to flush out a robbery suspect

Henrico, VA: Police seeking suspect in CVS robbery on June 18

Aurora, CO: Reward increased to $22,000 for info in Marijuana shop Guard's shooting death

Zales in the Northgate Mall, Chattanooga, TN reported a Grab & Run on 7/18, merchandise valued at $8,669

Plumb Gold in the Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes Barre, PA reported a Grab & Run on 7-18, merchandise valued at $599


Credit Card Fraud

Idaho Falls, ID: Winco employee allegedly steals debit card from customer to shop at lingerie stores
23-year-old Idaho Falls woman was arrested for felony grand theft for allegedly stealing and using a debit card. Idaho Falls Police booked Afton Purser into the Bonneville County Jail on Saturday. Police reports show an Idaho Falls resident reported his wife's debit card had been stolen from Winco on July 13 after she forgot her purse in the store. The woman retrieved her purse from Purser, a store employee, shortly after discovering she'd forgotten it. The woman and her husband realized later her debit card had been stolen from the purse and used to make online purchases at Yandy, an online lingerie store and at Victoria's Secret. eastidahonews.com

White Plains, NY: Man charged with 27 Felony counts; 16 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument


Counterfeit Goods


UPDATE: Long Island, NY: Faked jackets being distributed to charities under plea deal
Area charities will receive thousands of jackets for distribution beginning this week after a plea deal in a counterfeiting case made the garments available to those in need, officials said. The donations follow a plea deal struck after the December arrest of Haryash Paul, 65, who police said was in possession of 50,000 counterfeit The North Face jackets. newsday.com


Dubai: DED and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy team up to combat counterfeiting and educate consumers
The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the multinational luxury goods conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) to collaborate on improving consumer awareness on counterfeiting and protecting consumers from counterfeit goods, especially those bearing the Louis Vuitton logo. The two sides have agreed to work together on strengthening regulatory compliance and intellectual property (IP) protection, combatting commercial fraud, and protecting the rights of trademark owners thereby reinforcing economic activity in Dubai, and the UAE in general. albawaba.com


Skimming Report

Memphis, TN: Credit card skimming increased 546 percent last year
In the last few months, investigators across the country have ramped up inspections to try and find as many devices as they can. According to FICO, a company that tracks credit card fraud, skimming incidents were up a whopping 546 percent from 2014 to 2015. The crime continues to grow because it's easy and profitable.

Investigators are now urging gas stations to increase security, use unique keys to open pumps, and install security tape, so employees and consumers can see if a pump's been tampered with. wbrc.com

Skimmer and camera found on Port St. Lucie, Fla. SunTrust Bank


Boost Mobile - Queens, NY - Armed Robbery
Citgo - Winston-Salem, NC - Shooting/ employee killed
CEFCO - Waco, TX - Burglary
Covered California - Garden Grove, CA - Shooting/ 1 killed
CVS - St Louis, MO - Armed Robbery
Deercreek Gunshop - Marietta, GA - Burglary/ Shots fired
Dollar General - Bloomington, IN - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Lawrence, KS - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Sturgis, MI - Robbery
East Pass Food - Fayetteville, NC - Robbery
Family Video - Peoria, IL - Robbery/ 2x in 2 wks
Food Mart - Tyler, TX - Armed Robbery
K-Store - Enid, OK - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - San Bernardino, CA - Shooting/ 3 killed
Metro PCS - Texarkana, TX - Armed Robbery
Mike's Party Store - Detroit, MI - Burglary/ ATM
Nelson Tactical - Green By, WI - Burglary / Guns
Oriental Foods - Davenport, IA - Burglary/ 1st in 15 years
QuikTrip - Tulsa, OK - Shooting/ employee injured
Stripes - Corpus Christi, TX - Armed Robbery
Valero - Tyler, TX - Armed Robbery
Valero - Seattle, WA - Armed Robbery
Village Pantry - Lafayette, IN - Armed Robbery
Vons - Grover Beach, CA - Stabbing
7-Eleven - Saddle Brook, NJ - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Albemarle County, VA - Armed Robbery


 


 
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