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7/25/16

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Massacre at Germany Mall


Munich, Germany: Shooter was bullied loner, planned attack for a year
The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing "killer" video games in his bedroom, a victim of bullying who suffered from panic attacks set off by contacts with other people, investigators said Sunday, adding that he had planned the attack for a year.
sfchronicle.com


Mall shooting draws calls to tighten Germany's already strict gun laws
Germany may have some of the world's most stringent gun control laws, but some of the country's senior leaders are calling for tighter controls on weapon sales following Friday's shooting rampage in Munich. Germany is the only county that requires those under 25 to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before purchasing a firearm.
cbc.ca


Munich Slowly Returns to Normal after Mass Shooting at Mall
- 9 dead, 27 wounded
Munich slowly began returning to normal over the weekend after an 18-year-old German-Iranian man shot nine people dead and wounded another 27 in the Olympia shopping mall in the city’s Moosbach neighborhood. The gunman committed suicide, not far from the mall, late Friday night.

The authorities lifted the state of emergency in Munich on Saturday, saying there was no evidence to link the local teenager to terrorist organizations. Books and articles on mass shootings, including that of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, were found in the room of the gunman. Authorities said the youth, identified in media accounts as Ali Sonboly, was a single perpetrator, and described him as depressed and “a classic spree killer.” Reports over the weekend said Sonboly researched such killings for more than a year before taking action.

The Olympia shopping mall remained closed on Saturday and was closed as normal on Sunday. Elsewhere in Munich, business slowly returned to normal as mass transportation services resumed and shops and restaurants reopened. An employee at Munich department store Ludwig Beck described the atmosphere as “very quiet, very peaceful, but everyone seems to be very thoughtful and reflective.” wwd.com


Timeline of Munich shooting at a shopping mall

Munich shooter may have lured victims using social media


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Series of Attacks May Lead Mall Owners to Increase Security
Global Brands More Comfortable Expanding in U.S. Instead of Europe?

Attacks such as the one in a Munich shopping mall and at a nearby McDonald's Friday may lead mall owners to increase their security or even persuade global brands to focus expansion plans on the U.S. rather than Europe.

Retail industry experts also said that at this point big iconic brands don't appear to be the targets - it's just that many of them happen to be at public places that are vulnerable to attacks. "There are lots of Starbucks and McDonald's, and they are in public places," said Trevor Wade, global marketing director at Landor, a marketing firm whose clients include BMW, FedEx and Procter & Gamble.

More global brands are setting their sights on the U.S. for expansion after recent attacks in Germany and France, said Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of retail leasing and marketing at Prudential Douglas Elliman. Consolo, who brokers deals with luxury brands, said her clients feel the security situation is more "under control" in the United States.

Mall security was a big topic at a convention organized by the International Council of Shopping Centers trade group in May, she said. While U.S. shoppers don't want to be subjected to metal detectors, Consolo said, overall, such attacks are likely to push mall owners to increase security measures. "They're going to have to make (the increased security appear) under the radar," Consolo said. abcnews.com

Wal-Mart beats shareholder appeal in Mexico bribery lawsuit
Wal-Mart Stores Inc executives and directors persuaded a federal appeals court on Friday to reject shareholder claims that they permitted and then covered up pervasive bribery by officials at the world's largest retailer's Mexico unit. By a 3-0 vote, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis upheld a lower court dismissal of a federal lawsuit accusing the defendants, including former chief executives Mike Duke and Lee Scott, of breaching their duties in failing to stop alleged bribery at Wal-Mart de Mexico.

Chief Judge William Riley said the claims "do not give rise to a reasonable inference that Wal-Mart's board of directors learned of the suspected bribery by Wal-Mex while the alleged bribery was being covered up and the internal investigation quashed."

The decision could spell the end of derivative litigation, where shareholders seek to hold company officials liable for damages, stemming from the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer's 2012 bribery scandal. Wal-Mart's market value fell by roughly $17 billion over three days in April 2012, after The New York Times published a Pulitzer Prize-winning report saying the retailer paid bribes to Mexican officials to help it open stores faster. reuters.com

FTC Requires Ahold and Delhaize Group to Sell 81 Stores as a Condition of Merger
Companies Operate Stop & Shop, Giant, Martin’s, Food Lion, and Hannaford Grocery Chains
Koninklijke Ahold and Delhaize Group, which between them own and operate five well-known U.S. supermarket chains, have agreed to sell 81 stores to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $28 billion merger would likely be anticompetitive in 46 local markets in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

At the time the proposed merger was announced in June 2015, Netherlands-based Ahold operated 760 supermarkets under the Stop & Shop, Giant, and Martin’s banners in ten Eastern states and the District of Columbia. Delhaize, headquartered in Belgium, operated 1,291 supermarkets under the Food Lion and Hannaford banners in 14 Eastern and Southern states. ftc.gov

Calif. CVS Pharmacists Not Paid For Training, Suit Says
A proposed class of pharmacists for CVS Pharmacy Inc. has sued the company in California state court, alleging that it failed to properly compensate regular and overtime wages for completing company-mandated training modules. The class said in its complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday that the retailer paid pharmacists based on how long it believed the training should take to complete, not how long it actually took. law360.com

Sports Authority's Unsecured Creditors Urge Ch. 7 Conversion
Sports Authority’s unsecured creditors committee pushed the Delaware bankruptcy court Friday to convert the case to a Chapter 7 liquidation, arguing that there’s no way the defunct retailer can even pay its $50 million pool of administrative claims, let alone other lenders, and that staying in Chapter 11 abuses the system. law360.com

Walmart Stores Hiring 9,000 Customer Hosts Nationwide
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Cleveland Businesses Blame Weak Sales on Trump, Security Concerns

Irish value fashion brand Primark continues U.S. expansion

Bluemercury commemorates 100th store with larger format

Nintendo shares plummet after investors realize it doesn't actually make Pokémon Go


Last week's #1 article --

Director, Assets Protection & Safety at Denny's in Spartanburg, SC
This position has the ability to be located anywhere in the US. The Director will exemplify Denny's vision, mission and core values. Provide strategic leadership in the development and implementation of programs, policies, procedures and initiatives in the areas of Assets Protection, Employee/Guest Safety and Cash Handling. Position is responsible for minimizing the financial losses of restaurant operations related to theft, vandalism, accidents, injuries, and improving WC & GL trends. Position will oversee the Sr. Managers, Asset Protection & Safety (currently two) and be responsible for all safety and assets protection related functions. Develop risk minimization programs and ensure compliance with safety legislation. Identify opportunities to improve operational performances, minimize liabilities and ensure guest satisfaction and hospitality while protecting our most valuable asset, our Denny's name.

Denny's is America's diner. This is where guests have come for over 60 years now to sit back, relax and enjoy delicious, hearty meals 24/7, every day of the year in over 1,700 locations. jobs.net



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7-Eleven Gets LP Social!

AP Team Enjoys Free Pizza Party as Winner of 'Group LP Selfie' Competition

Last Friday, 7-Eleven's Asset Protection team gathered together at their corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas for a free pizza party lunch, after being selected in a previous drawing for the D&D Daily's "Get LP Social" Competition. The winning photo was submitted last year by Byron Smith, Corporate AP Manager for 7-Eleven, following a corporate training event their team attended.

A special thank you to NuTech National - sponsors of the GLPS program - for providing the pizzas to our winners! And thank you to all the LP teams who've submitted so many great team photos. Keep 'em coming! Show off your team pride to the industry, get a free plaque for your office wall, and earn a chance for a free pizza party for you and your team. Submit your team's Group LP Selfie today!

        

Pictured Above - The winning GLPS photo submitted by 7-Eleven Asset Protection (left) that earned them a free pizza party courtesy of NuTech National (right).


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Pokemon GO: Security Nightmare for BYOD
If you didn’t think your company needed to put a BYOD policy in place, the popularity of Pokemon GO may change your mind. The app has been available for a week, and, at least for now, users are spending more time per day playing the game than they are using popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The app is also a security and privacy nightmare, and that, combined with the popularity, should have businesses concerned about how chasing Squirtle could put corporate information at risk.

First, there is the Android malware problem. Because the app was only released officially in a few countries, not surprisingly, mirror apps were created, and with mirror apps, there is always a greater risk of malware built into the app.

Second, there is a flaw that means, when users sign in through their Google account, the app has access to everything in those Google accounts – email, documents, pictures, etc. – without permission.

If you have more than one employee in your company, chances are someone is playing Pokemon GO on their personal smartphone, and that same phone is used for business data transactions. We know about the problems involving Pokemon GO, but what are the risks hiding in other apps? Are your BYOD policies able to meet these security challenges? foxbusiness.com

EBay's plan to stay relevant: Artificial intelligence
As one of the internet's pioneers, eBay's seen it all. And now, it has a plan to stay relevant for years to come and even be "one of the winners," the CEO told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."

"We are planting the seeds right now to ensure that eBay is not only relevant, but a leader - a disruptor - in artificial intelligence," CEO Devin Wenig said on Thursday. "Some of the acquisitions we've done are world class teams of both data analysts and engineering capability that are going to allow us to use this incredible data set that we have."

Wenig said eBay hopes to build a personalized shopping experience based on data they have on how people browse their site. "I think it's the future of commerce," he said. cnbc.com

Macy's Testing AI in Stores
Macy's is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they're in - like where a particular brand is located or what's in stock - that they would normally ask a sales associate face-to-face. The tool, which the nation's largest department store chain calls a "mobile companion," can be accessed for now through a browser and will accept questions in 10 U.S. locations about products, services and facilities. It uses natural language and offers feedback in seconds.

It's developed by IBM Watson - the Jeopardy-winning "cognitive computing" service and is designed to keep learning more about the store's customers. That's a key element as Macy's seeks to spur sluggish sales, make being at the store more enjoyable and distinguish itself from online portals and specialty retailers. usnews.com

Former St. Louis Cardinals Exec Gets 4-Year Prison Sentence for "Hacking" Astros

Five Plead Guilty To Hacking Rival
 

 


 

The Zellman Group, LLC Joins the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) as a Solutions Partner Member

The Zellman Group, LLC is proud and excited to announce joining 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.”

The Loss Prevention Research Council is a leader in real world research and analysis in the loss prevention and crime industry. Since its founding in 2001, by 10 leading retailers and Dr. Read Hayes, the LPRC has conducted 120 real world loss prevention research projects. These research projects are conducted through evidence-based studies with field experiments to provide retailers and solution providers with ROI data, statistical models for reducing shortages, supply chain and violent crime R&D, and an immense understanding for employee dishonesty and shoplifter dynamics.

The Zellman Group is a loss prevention services company that focuses primarily in retail, food service, and hospitality. At Zellman, we provide our clients with a third party perspective, while preventing loss, maintaining consistency, and maximizing profitability. Based in Greenvale, New York, The Zellman Group executives have an intimate knowledge of loss prevention, audit, civil recovery, analytics, and consulting.

 

 

'Live in Philadelphia'
at NRF Protect 2016
Broadcast Kickoff

Introduction with Gus Downing

LIVE from Philadelphia at the NRF PROTECT 2016 Conference, the D&D Daily is honored to bring you another jam-packed agenda of informative and meaningful interviews covering the hot topics and issues impacting the retail loss prevention industry. From LP leaders who’ve developed best-in-class programs and teams, to the solution providers offering cutting-edge technologies, our upcoming series of videos offer a wealth of knowledge that you can apply and use at your retailer and in your career. Kicking off our broadcast, Gus Downing, Publisher and Editor of the D&D Daily, introduces LP’s Digital Fast-Break Conference.
 


LPNN Quick Take #1

LPNN’s dynamic duo is back! Catch up with MCs Joe LaRocca, VP & Senior Advisor, Loss Prevention, RetaiLPartners (and this year’s NRF Ring of Excellence award winner), and Amber Bradley, Owner & Brand Strategist, Calibration, LLC, as they provide their signature witty banter throughout our continuous 7-hour live broadcast.

 

Solution Providers, have a video or commercial you want to publish?  Contact us.

Sucuri discovers scam on authentic ecommerce checkouts
Security company Sucuri has discovered a phishing technique which plants malicious code on authentic ecommerce checkout pages and payment modules.

Phishing attacks online have taken the form of either site hijacking to infect a payment platform and log users’ credit card details, or site imitation where fake modules collect login and payment details.

The security researchers have discovered the new technique across a number online stores which run WordPress WooCommerce and Prestashop.

As well as checkout page phishing, Sucuri detected payment modules, such as PayPal’s, hosted on criminal servers. While this attack had only been seen on a few sites, it is expected to be present across a large number of online portals as it is extremely hard to flag. thepaypers.com

Why you should be protecting your brand online
In today’s online world, it’s no longer enough for an ambitious brand to just have an attractive shopfront on the high street and a recognisable logo.

While they are important, the growth of the internet means that the whole world is now your potential customer base, so it’s important to give extra thought to how you market your business online.

However, with the internet being such a crowded space, there are a number of things you need to consider to minimise the chance of your brand’s reputation being damaged.

Launching your brand on the internet
Picking a name and an identity for your business and its products is hard enough, but it could get even more difficult if you become embroiled in a legal battle over trade marks. Carrying out plenty of due diligence beforehand is key, otherwise you may face an embarrassing and expensive rebrand at a later date.

Protecting your brand
The ease of registering a domain can make it easy for opportunistic registrants to exploit other organisations’ brands. In addition to using online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay, a common tactic is to register domains which are very similar to well-known brands, and use them to sell rival or related products, counterfeit goods or carry out more advanced cybercrime.

Choosing a domain
An often overlooked yet vital piece of the online branding puzzle is the humble domain name. Your brand’s domain name can have a huge impact on how many customers you attract. Be aware however, that generic domain names can also be used for illegitimate purposes, as demonstrated by the controversial launch of the .sucks domain. Buyers have already claimed some websites targeting global brands with a companyname.sucks domain. marketingtechnews.net
 

 
 

Bethlehem, GA: Publix employee charged in $14,000 theft
A man who worked at the Publix supermarket in the Barrow County community of Bethlehem is charged with stealing almost $14,000 from the store over the past seven months. Brandon Lee Smith worked as the customer service manager, stole the money in 52 different transactions in amounts never exceeding $400. onlineathens.com

Three Men Arrested for Stealing 1,100 Tahoe Ski Passes
Three men from the Reno-Tahoe area have been arrested for stealing 1,100 ski pass vouchers from Heavenly Mountain Resort. The passes are valued at $120 a piece with the total value somewhere around $116,520. theinertia.com

Gastonia, NC: Target shoplifter flees police, chase ends with one killed in a crash
Debbie Patterson died Saturday while riding in a car that wrecked while being wildly driven by a man who police say they were trying to stop because he was suspected of stealing $1,138 worth of items from Target in Gastonia. Police said Patterson's role in the larceny remains under investigation. Her daughter, Angela Short, said her 62-year-old mother remained in the car during the theft and was not part of the heist of razor blades, teeth whiteners, and flea and tick medicine, among other items reportedly taken. Kirkland has eight convictions in Gaston and Lincoln counties since November 2000 on larceny or breaking and entering charges. He faces a total of eight charges in this case, including misdemeanor death by vehicle, reckless driving, larceny and fleeing to elude arrest. gastongazette.com

Edmonds, WA: Two suspects wanted for hundreds in Foot Care products from Walgreens
Two women were caught on camera at a Walgreens stealing $800 worth of foot care products. Detectives think they’re organized retail thieves who sell the stolen stuff. They entered the store separately. Detectives say they’re so good at stealing it’s tough to even see them do it, but they’re escape wasn’t so smooth — setting off the sensor alarms at the front doors — then darting to a car and driving away. q13fox.com

Two men stole from Walmart to get gift card
Two men face charges after police say they conspired to steal items from Walmart in hopes of returning them for a gift card. Joseph F. Thibeault was charged with shoplifting and Arnold W. Carver was arraigned on a conspiracy charge. The loss prevention officer said his assistant manager saw Thibeault place $174.12 worth of merchandise into Walmart bags Carver supplied. Vitale reports Thibeault told him Craver selected items and placed them in a shopping cart, intending for Thibeault to return the items at the service desk and get a gift card. recorder.com

Lehigh Valley, PA: Shoplifting scheme yields 29 packets of heroin
Justine S. Graci, 21, at noon Saturday entered the Wal-Mart in Lower Nazareth Township and took a television off the shelf, police said. Graci then allegedly brought the TV to the customer service desk and attempted to return it for a store gift card. Police were familiar with Graci; he is accused of performing the same scheme with an air conditioning unit on Tuesday. Officers arrested Graci and searched him finding 29 packets of heroin and a small bag of cocaine in his possession. He is charged with theft, possession of a controlled substance, criminal attempt of theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. lehighvalleylive.com


El Paso, TX: Police looking for man who stole 16 bottles of Body wash from Dollar General

Merrill, WI: UPC Switcher Arrested; self check out and priced Pet Food and Diapers under 50 cents 

 

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Quarter 2 Robberies & Burglaries up 18.7% from Quarter 1

In the second quarter of 2016, the D&D Daily reported a total of 1,366 robberies and burglaries across the United States. This, compared to last quarter's 1,151 case total is an 18.7% increase. After analyzing these cases and breaking them down into three categories, we can observe where the hot spots are in terms of which cities, states and retailers see the most incidents.

Through the second quarter, the cities with the greatest number of incidents were Houston, Texas (18), Omaha, Nebraska (15), and Las Vegas, NV (15). See the extended list of the top 16 cities in the graph below:

 

On a statewide level, the highest number of robberies and burglaries occurred in Texas (106), California (89) and Florida (85) - the most populous states in the country. The graph below depicts the top 16 states with the highest number of robberies and burglaries:

 

Of the cases reported by the Daily in the first quarter, Dollar General (81), 7-Eleven (65) and CVS (54) were the retailers with the most occurrences. The graph below shows the top 15 retailers with the most robberies and burglaries:

 

For a geographic picture of where the hot spots are for burglaries and robberies in the United States, the Daily generated a heat map illustration:

 


Shootings & Deaths

New Britain, CT: Arrest made after New Britain shopping plaza shooting Two arrest warrants have been issued after four people were injured in a shooting in the parking lot of a strip mall in New Britain early Sunday. Police arrested Roberto Alicea. Alicea, who was already in police custody on a related weapon violation, was charged with one count each of criminal possession of a firearm and third-degree assault. Several police officers from multiple jurisdictions, including New Britain and Hartford, responded to reported gunfire at 5 a.m. in front of a business on 40 Martin Luther King Drive. Police arrived and immediately began to cordon off a section of the Town Fair Tire parking lot with crime scene tape. fox61.com

Portsmouth, VA: Demonstrators march at Walmart demanding justice for person killed by former Police officer
Days before the murder trial of Stephen Rankin begins, dozens of people gathered to demand justice in the name of William Chapman, the person Rankin killed in 2015. Rankin who was a Portsmouth police officer at the time shot Chapman after Rankin responded to a shoplifting call at Walmart on Frederick Boulevard and after he and Chapman got into a scuffle outside the store. Organizers of a march at the business Sunday mapped out a route they felt had significance to the case. The demonstrators walked through the store, chanting for justices as they exited. Then, they walked to the section of the parking lot where they said Chapman was killed. 13newsnow.com

Grand Chutes, WI: Officer involved shooting with suspected shoplifters
at Pawn America

On Saturday, a Grand Chute police officer arrived at Pawn America at about 6:30 p.m. to check on two retail theft suspects. When Police arrived, the interaction "started to go very bad," according to Appleton Police Sgt. Dave Lund. The officer was "not getting cooperation from the two individuals," and asked for a supervisor to help investigate, Lund said. One person, a 36-year-old man, became combative, and got access to one of the squad cars. The man freed himself and put the squad car — with a police dog inside — in gear. He backed into the other parked squad car, injuring the police supervisor. The man then fled in the squad car as additional Grand Chute officers arrived. Lund said officers believed an officer was "down", or had been shot, so they fired multiple shots at the squad car as it left the parking lot. The 36-year-old was wounded. Lund was unsure of the severity of his injuries or how many times he was struck. The suspect was arrested following a high speed chase that end a crash. postcrescent.com


Robberies & Thefts

Albertson’s Pharmacy Robber taken down by Security
Police arrested a Norwalk man after he robbed a grocery store pharmacy of painkillers Sunday. Albert Eloy Keil, 23, was booked on suspicion of robbery and burglary shortly after the crime, which took place about noon inside an Albertsons store, 2400 W. Commonwealth Ave., according to police. Keil verbally threatened employees at the pharmacy before hopping over the counter and helping himself to about $900 worth of codeine pills, Alhambra police Sgt. Ruben Soriano said. But store security guards immediately captured the robber, who was not armed, and held him until police arrived, the sergeant said. pasadenastarnews.com

Valdosta, GA: Police move in quickly to catch a Walmart Armed Robber
A man has been arrested after police sat he tried to rob the Walmart on Inner Perimeter Road, Thursday. Valdosta Police say the 29 year old, William Brazelton went inside the store and around 4:30 and approached the center counter. Brazelton then handed the cashier a note demanding money while suggesting he had a weapon. Employees were able to contact police, who got there in time to arrest Brazelton for Armed Robbery. wtxl.com

East Baton Rouge, LA: Deputies nab two accused of Winn Dixie break-in
At 3am Saturday two men were arrested after running away from the lawmen after they caught the pair leaving a Winn Dixie they'd broken into, with one of the thieves pushing a shopping cart full of stolen alcohol and cigarettes for part of the chase. theadvocate.com

Columbia, SC: Is Wal-Mart a crime magnet in the Midlands?
A look at the numbers. In first half of 2016, 14 percent of Camden police calls involved Wal-Mart. thestate.com

US Senate makes July counterfeit awareness month

Kay Jewelry in the Livingston Mall, Livingston, NJ reported a Distraction Theft on 7/24, merchandise valued at $249

Piercing Pagoda in the Fashion Fair Mall, Fresno, CA reported a Grab& Run on 7/22, merchandise valued at $599


Arson

Shamokin, PA: 13-year-old girl charged with Arson of Dunkin' Donuts
A 13-year-old Shamokin girl intentionally torched the women’s restroom at Dunkin’ Donuts late Saturday night. Police say the teenager ignited the toilet paper holder in the restroom shortly before 11:30 p.m. The restroom was badly damaged. Eight people including staff and customers evacuated as heavy smoke filled the dining area. Eight criminal counts including felony arson are pending against the teenager in Northumberland County juvenile court. dailyitem.com

Franklin Park, IL: Forman Mills fire under investigation, possible Arson
Emergency services were dispatched to a fire at Forman Mills, 10205 Grand Ave., at 2:15 p.m. July 15. Officers say as they arrived on the scene, employees and customers were already outside the business, which was filled with smoke, while Franklin Park and Leyden fire department personnel were putting out the fire inside the store. Once the fire was extinguished, fire personnel reportedly told officers the fire was not accidental and that men's jeans on a rack in the store had been set on fire. No accelerant was believed to have been used to start the fire, according to fire officials. chicagotribune.com


Credit Card Fraud

Fairbanks, AK: Man steals purses and wallets for shopping carts; charged with nearly $8,000 in theft
A 23-year-old Fairbanks man faces multiple felony charges for stealing purses and wallets from area retail stores shopping carts during the course of a month. Cordy Mai Martin allegedly got away with $900 in cash and rang up $6,966.58 in fraudulent credit and debit card purchases. He also allegedly stole a cellphone from a shopping cart and sold it at a local video game store. newsminer.com


Albertson’s – Alhambra, CA - Robbery
Arco – San Ysidro, CA – Armed Robbery
Artemis Outfitters – Greenville, DE – Burglary/ 27 guns stolen
Boost Mobile – Winston-Salem, NC - Armed Robbery
Bucky's Express – Council Bluffs, IA – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Dallas, TX – Armed Robbery
Cash for Gift Cards – Santa Rosa, CA – Armed Robbery/ employee injured
Cash Lawn - Dayton, OH - Burglary
Circle K – Lafayette, LA – Armed Robbery
Cumberland Farms – Sebastian, FL – Robbery
CVS – Memphis, TN – Armed Robbery
Dollar General – Bowling Green, KY - Armed Robbery
Dollar General – New Orleans, LA – Armed Robbery
Dulono’s Pizza – Minneapolis, MN – Armed Robbery/ delivery man shot
Exxon – Miami Gardens, FL – Shooting/ 1 killed
Family Dollar – New Orleans, LA – Armed Robbery
Food Mart – Portsmouth, VA - Armed Robbery
Korner Market – Springfield, TN – Armed Robbery/ owner shot
Market on Second – Rome, GA – Armed Robbery
Pic-Pac – Little Rock, AR – Shooting
Quick Stop – Smyrna, TN – Armed Robbery
Redner’s – Allentown, PA - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid – Naples, FL – Armed Robbery
Sprint – Darien, IL – Burglary
Super Stop – Natchitoches, LA – Shooting/ 1 killed
Toys R Us – Waldorf, MD – Burglary
Turkey Hill – Sunbury, PA – Armed Robbery
U.S. Cellular – Rockford, IL – Robbery
Vault – Lewiston, ME – Robbery/ Assault
Village Package – Dover, DE – Armed Robbery
Wawa – Henrico County, VA – Armed Robbery
Wawa – Newark, DE – Robbery
Winn Dixie – Baton Rouge, LA – Burglary
7-Eleven – San Diego, CA – Robbery
7-Eleven – Orange County, FL – Shooting/ 1 killed

 


 
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Loss Prevention Specialist
Riverside, CA

The Loss Prevention Specialist has thorough knowledge of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. security, life safety, and operational procedures. Performs duties as a floor officer and acts as a deterrent to theft and providing life safety...

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