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Be part of the solution, take part in this year's exclusive 2016 Organized Retail Crime survey - Win an iPad Mini!
Did you know that ORC costs the retail industry approximately $30 billion each year? Are you a retail loss prevention decision maker? If so, and you want to be part of the solution, please take part in this year's exclusive 2016 Organized Retail Crime survey. Take the next 15 minutes and start the survey by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016ORC. Be entered into a random drawing to win an iPad Mini!


Camden, SC: Walmart calls make up 14% of city's total police calls
Walmart addressing shoplifting nationwide with 'More at the Door' program

Police are a common sight at Wal-Marts across the Midlands. But for officers in a small town near Columbia, handling problems at the retail giant makes up about 14 percent of their total calls. That town is Camden. Between the start of January and the end of June, 187 of the Camden Police Department's 1,372 calls were to the Wal-Mart on West Dekalb Street. That means on average, police were called to the store at least once every day. In contrast, during similar spans of time, calls at Wal-Marts in Irmo, West Columbia and Lexington made up about 1 to 3 percent of all calls, according to those municipalities' police departments.

Wal-Mart has come under fire nationwide for attracting criminal activity and for monopolizing police departments' time. Some have criticized the retail giant for not hiring enough of its own security officers, for depending too much on taxpayer dollars to solve problems, especially shoplifting issues.

An investigation by the Tampa Bay Times, published in May, for example, looked at several Florida Wal-Marts and found that on average, law enforcement responded to two calls an hour among the stores in four counties. Incidents at the Camden store range from drug charges to shoplifting.

Erica Jones, spokeswoman for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., headquartered in Bentonville, Ark., stressed that loss prevention employees are not security guards or police. "It all boils down to if there's someone committing a crime or illegal activity in our store, we will call law enforcement to address that because we are not law enforcement," Jones said.

Wal-Mart is aware of issues at its stores, Jones said. The company's most recent solution? A program called "More at the Door." The company estimates this will create about 9,000 new positions, according to a Wal-Mart blog post. Employees will have responsibilities that include greeting customers, checking receipts and deterring shoplifters. Not all stores will get the More at the Door program. Camden is one that won't, Jones said. thestate.com

Trans ex-employee sues Abercrombie & Fitch for $35M over 'look policy'
A transgender former employee is suing Abercrombie & Fitch for $35 million because, he claims, he was humiliated and fired for his refusal to wear women's clothing on the job. Maha Shalaby, who was born female but identifies as a male, said he was badgered to wear Abercrombie & Fitch's "girls uniform" while working at the retailer's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The New York resident had been OK'd to wear men's clothes when he was hired, but was later told he was forbidden to do so under the company's "look policy," he says in his Manhattan federal lawsuit.

Abercrombie has been widely mocked for its "look policy" dress code, which let guys walk around bare-chested while imposing a dress, hair and makeup code on women. Last year, the retailer loosened that dress code, and stopped calling its store workers "models," after the US Supreme Court ruled that it was wrong to refuse to hire a Muslim woman because she wore a headscarf. nypost.com

NRF Upgrades 2016 Economic Forecast
U.S. retail sales expected to increase 3.4% vs. prior forecast of 3.1%
Online sales to increase 7-10% YoY

With increases in consumer spending expected to remain solid during the remainder of the year, the National Retail Federation today said retail sales for 2016 are now expected to grow 3.4 percent over last year rather than the 3.1 percent forecast earlier. Online and other non-store sales, which are included in the overall figure, are expected to increase 7-10 percent year-over-year rather than the 6-9 percent forecast earlier.

Retail sales in the first half of 2016 performed at a solid pace, growing close to 4 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to NRF calculations, which exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. NRF expects gross domestic product to grow between 1.9 and 2.4 percent. nrf.com

The Mall of the Future Will Offer Dinner, Movies, and a Colonoscopy
While urgent-care centers have been strip-mall staples for decades, the chance to catch dinner, a movie, and a surgical procedure under the same roof is new - and coming soon to a mall near you. The reason is commerce: Mall operators are looking for tenants that trade in entertainment and services to replace the brick-and-mortar retailers slowly being strangled by Amazon.com and its online competitors. Rents, particularly at older malls, are a bargain.

The health-care industry, meanwhile, is moving away from centralized campuses to bring services closer to patients at a time when two key demographics are entering prime years for consumption. Boomers are hitting an age when they can expect to use more health-care services; millennials are starting families and beginning to make doctors appointments for their kids.

Put those factors together, and voila: You can get your blood pressure checked just steps from the steakhouse. bloomberg.com

Disconnect Between Compliance, C-Suite, Board
A survey of compliance and ethics professionals by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics found 50% said promoting an ethical culture is the top job for an ethics and compliance program, while 35% said it is to prevent and detect misconduct. When asked what they thought management believed the top objective is, 43% said meeting regulatory requirements, while 29% said preventing and detecting misconduct. When asked what they thought the board believed, 28% said to prevent and detect misconduct.

"This suggests that management may not be fully bought into the value of compliance program for protecting the business and serving as an extension of the company's commitment to its values," said the survey report. "This attitude likely furthers a belief in workers that compliance is a chore designed to meet the expectations of outsiders and does not reflect an internal commitment by the business." wsj.com

RadioShack Employees Want Prebankruptcy Vacation Wages
California RadioShack workers said Friday in a putative class action that the company and its successor, General Wireless, are tuning out their requests for payment for vested vacation time. Fabiola Toscano said in the complaint that she and others who worked for RadioShack in the Golden State had been advised by General Wireless Operations Inc. in March 2015 that their vacation time would be honored and paid. But after General Wireless took over RadioShack's assets in July 2015, Toscano and her colleagues were told that vacation wages they had earned to date would not be paid either in time or money. law360.com

LVMH Sells Donna Karan Brand to G-III for $650 Million
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE agreed to sell Donna Karan International Inc. to apparel company G-III Apparel Group Ltd. for $650 million including debt, an unusual retreat for the French luxury giant. The Donna Karan and DKNY lines delivered lackluster growth for years amid stiff competition and capped investment from LVMH, which focused more on its eponymous brand, Céline and other labels it saw as being higher potential. wsj.com

Unable to find a buyer, Hastings Entertainment to close all 123 stores
The company, founded in 1968, filed Chapter 11 in June, with the hopes of finding a buyer, but none materialized. On June 20, Hilco Merchant Resources and Gordon Brothers Group bought the company to oversee liquidation of the stores in a contractual joint venture. The partners started going-out-of-business sales at all Hastings locations on Saturday, July 23. Hastings operates 123 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 sq. ft., primarily in medium-sized markets. chainstoreage.com

Wauwatosa, WI: Store owners, Police weigh in on string of protests at Mayfair Mall
Protesters have a right to demonstrate, a right to raise their hands and the right to have a voice. Just not inside Mayfair Mall. That's according to longtime shop owner Abdel Khalek, who runs Egyptian International Art on the mall's first level. The Egypt native shared those thoughts after demonstrators took to the mall, to protest for the third time in recent weeks July 23. Police estimated that between 70 and 80 people congregated inside the mall around 2 p.m. that day, forcing the mall to close. According to various media reports, demonstrators called for justice for Jay Anderson, who was fatally shot by a Wauwatosa officer June 23 at Madison Park. Protesters have demanded the release of dash cam footage from the incident. Police said the July 23 protest was nonviolent and no arrests were made. wauwatosanow.com

Georgia Court of Appeals rules Shooting upskirt video legal in GA
- as long as it's done in public

A man admitted he surreptitiously took cellphone video up a woman's skirt while she shopped at a grocery store, but a Georgia court said he didn't break the law. A divided Georgia Court of Appeals this month tossed out the conviction of former grocery store employee Brandon Lee Gary, who recorded videos up a woman's skirt -- known as "upskirting" -- while she shopped. The 6-3 majority opinion said Gary's behavior, while reprehensible, doesn't violate the state's invasion of privacy law, under which he was prosecuted. In a ruling issued July 15, Judge Elizabeth Branch said it is "regrettable that no law currently exists which criminalizes Gary's reprehensible conduct." torontosun.com

Starbucks CEO to focus on high-end strategy

Under Armour moving into former FAO Schwarz NYC flagship

Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports join Eastern Outfitters holding company

Wal-Mart selling imperfect, 'ugly' produce to stem food waste

Florida Retail Federation 3rd Annual LP Conference - July 29

The Florida Retail Federation's 3rd Annual Loss Prevention Conference kicks off July 29 at 8am at the Orlando Marriott World Center. This popular and important event features more than 300 loss prevention and retail professionals and members of law enforcement gathered to discuss the latest tips, trends and technologies that will help businesses better protect themselves from being victims of theft, fraud and organized retail crime.

This conference features presentations from current law enforcement officials, former SWAT team members, and professional investigators and loss prevention managers for national companies. The Conference also features exhibit booths from some of the industry leaders in loss prevention, as well as plenty of time dedicated to networking and building partnerships. The event is capped off that evening with the 43rd Annual Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards Dinner where FRF celebrates and recognizes the best of Florida's law enforcement by honoring our 2016 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and the Runner-Up. Leaders from some of the biggest names in retail will be in attendance to show their appreciation for the unselfish dedication of these brave men and women who protect our businesses, our customers and our employees.

For more information, including sessions, speakers and registration click here.

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Survey: 89% of Retail Cyber Security Execs Admit They've Been Breached
In surveying 403 CIO, CISO, CTO and CIOs in the automotive, banking, technology and retail sectors, KPMG found that 81 percent of executives admitted their companies had been compromised by cyber-attacks in the past 24 months - ranging from malware, botnet to other attack vectors. Retail cyber executives reported the most breaches in the past 24 months, with 89% reporting yes, followed by automotive at 85% and banking and technology companies reporting 76%. prnewswire.com

PCI and EMV Standards Leave Retailers Vulnerable in Other Critical Areas
In today's treacherous cybersecurity environment retailers are continually upgrading their security solutions, but since this is the retail industry they face unique obstacles. Like it or not, a large chunk of the security budget must be focused on the Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) mandate and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. Without these requirements retailers might have chosen to invest more heavily in such critical areas as perimeter and mobile network protection, but due to budget limitations security priorities are dangerously misaligned.

No doubt, today's high-stakes security challenges can seem too large, too broad and too numerous for even the most well-funded IT departments. But, according to the recent RIS Custom Research study, "Business-Driven Security," the problem is exacerbated by standards and technologies that are required by external agencies under threat of fines and exposure to lawsuits.

Left alone, retailers might have chosen to invest more heavily in two of the lowest ranked areas of expertise in today's retail organization: just 13% of retailers say they are at an advanced level in mobile application security and just 16% say they are advanced in perimeter protection.

The reasons retailers haven't chosen to focus on these areas are, of course, PCI and EMV, which have produced the result sought by external agencies: 40% of retailers say they are at an advanced level expertise for PCI compliance and 35% for EMV. Both of these numbers are up from levels recorded last year in a similar RIS Custom Research report. risnews.edgl.com

How exposed is trucking data to theft?
There's this new term being bandied about in corporate circles these days called "knowledge assets," which means "confidential information" critical to a company's core business operations other than personal information. Such "knowledge assets" include things like: trade secrets; information regarding product design, development or pricing; non-public information company internal structure, plans or relationships; and "crucial" customer information, which in trucking's case can mean everything from billing numbers to data regarding specific cargoes.

"First of all, understand the knowledge assets critical to your company and ensure they are secured. Make sure the protection of knowledge assets, especially when sharing with third parties, is an integral part of your security strategy, including incident response plans. To address the employee negligence problem, ensure training programs specifically address employee negligence when handling sensitive and high value data."

That's especially true for many areas in trucking, where cargo theft remains a major problem - while data breaches only amplify the issue. Something to keep in mind as the trucking industry - and indeed the logistics and supply chain world as a whole - continues to "digitize" at a rapid pace. fleetowner.com

CVS pilots Google's new Nearby beacon and app program
Pharmacy and retailer CVS Caremark Corp. is expanding its beacon program, and it's using a new tool from search giant Google Inc. to reach even more shoppers. Google recently announced it is allowing businesses, including retailers, to send smartphone alerts to consumers via Google Play, which is the preinstalled app store app on Android devices. The program is called Nearby, which Google announced in its official Android blog last month. internetretailer.com

Amazon Partners With U.K. to Test Deliveries by Aerial Drone

DHL to use smart cars for delivery in Germany



The 5th Axis Retail Leadership Forum is proud to announce guest speaker on video forensics

D. Miles Brissette
Attorney at Law
3rd Chair Digital Forensics LLC

One of the main functions for IP surveillance technologies is to provide hard evidence of an incident, or even lack of incident for false claims. It is important to understand the forensic details necessary for video data to be suitable for law enforcement and legal cases.

Axis is pleased to welcome Miles as the subject matter expert on video forensics to discuss the essentials retailers need to know and answer any of your questions.

All retailers are invited to the forum in Denver, August 8-10. Secure your spot to hear from Miles while space is still available at www.axis.com/retailforum.

About Miles Brissette:

Miles Brissette is a senior criminal trial attorney based in Fort Worth, Texas. He became a principle in the Law Offices of Gill & Brissette in 2015, after nearly two decades in the Tarrant County, Texas Criminal District Attorney's Office.

Miles has developed a widely recognized expertise using technology to dissect the most complex litigation and discovery intensive cases. His work on the national level to establish standards for law enforcement in-car and interrogation room video continues today. He also is a member of the Texas Supreme Court's Judicial Committee on Information Technology (JCIT). Miles recently co-founded 3rd Chair Digital Forensics LLC to provide businesses and private attorneys access to forensic processing, review and analysis of digital multimedia evidence at a level previously available only to government attorneys.



'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.


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World's largest retail risk and loss prevention conference returns to New York, helping retailers to stay ahead of the bad guys...

Retail Risk - New York can expect to see presentations from an international array of leading experts

Returning for its second year, Retail Risk - New York brings together online and offline, inter-departmental risk and loss prevention decision makers and leading experts and academics from around the world.

This year's conference features a host of international risk and loss prevention talent, with some experts drawn from the USA and others flown in from other major retail hubs around the world; specifically to share their experiences of emerging threats and how they are being dealt with successfully.

Founder Paul Bessant said "In America, as elsewhere, retailers are working together to make sure that they stay ahead of the criminals, protecting their businesses and their customers. And this is essential as thousands of organised crime gangs around the world daily make attempts to defraud retailers and their customers out of millions of dollars.

No retailer can simply go it alone in fighting international crime. For example, data beaches in Dubai can be used against retailers in New York or London the very next day. Our conference is designed to provide a unique platform for the exchange of ideas, to inspire risk and Loss Prevention executives and to help them beat the bad guys."

The Retail Risk - New York conference takes place at the New York Marriott Downtown on 1st September 2016. The entire day is free to retailers, academics and law enforcement personnel including all presentations, free training workshops, refreshments and an excellent, hot lunch. Register now

Retail Risk - New York features:

• Free VIP "Access All Areas" Delegate passes for all executives with business risk and loss prevention as part of their remit
• Outstanding speaker presentations, with real life case studies and best practice recommendations, from experienced experts drawn from both Europe and around the world
• Free training workshops where executives can discuss specific threats and draw on the practical experience of experts
• An excellent, free, hot lunch
• Practical, tried and tested solutions to emerging problems in the region and around the world
• Superb networking opportunities with colleagues and the wider LP community
• The latest technology and service innovations offered by a hand-picked selection of cutting edge LP suppliers
• Restricted vendor access - you will not be inundated with unwanted sales approaches from other delegates
• Free refreshments throughout the day

For any further information or interview requests please contact Rachel Powell at Really Effective Marketing on +44 (0) 1603 858 458 or rachelpowell@really-effective.com



Slaying the dragon: Fraud management trends in 2016
It is possible to have a forward-looking approach to fraud mitigation - one that mitigates financial loss, enriches consumer relationships and drives growth.

Whilst most of the industry is talking about how fraudsters are circumventing current fraud detection systems and how businesses should fortify themselves against these vulnerabilities, this tactical approach will not outpace the fraud.

Here's how a smarter alignment of strategies, teams, and processes can protect growth ambitions from rising fraud threats.

1. Fitting the armour: Applying right-sized fraud solutions to reduce customer disruption and manage risk
To reduce customer disruption and appropriately manage fraud risk, companies need to apply fraud mitigation strategies that reflect the value and level of confidence needed for each transaction. This is called right-sizing the fraud solution.

2. Saving the princess: Knowing the universal consumer is the core of modern fraud mitigation and marketing
It means having knowledge of a person's offline and online behaviour with every business with which a customer has a relationship. Having access and insight into this universal behaviour - down to the transaction level - will be necessary for fraud mitigation in the future.

3. Surveying the field: Expanding your customer view through a blended ecosystem
Fraudsters have that broader view and use it. Increasingly, companies are participating in a blended ecosystem - vendors, customers, partners and even competitors. This results in an enhanced experience that supports growth without sacrificing protection.

4. Saddling the steed: Achieving agility and scale using service-based models
Fraud adapts quickly - being slow to respond can come at great expense. Service-based fraud models give businesses the benefit of highly skilled expert analysis that is regularly updated to respond to fraud threats or incidents than can often protect before fraud happens.

5. Sealing the monster in its lair: Future-proofing fraud solution choices
Companies need to be as nimble as fraudsters, with fact access to the right tools and data whenever it's needed. Businesses need flexibility and scale to get more out of what they have and the ability to connect the best solutions available. itproportal.com

Social media could be used as a security tool for online retailers

VF Corp. e-commerce sales grow nearly 30% in Q2


Mid-Atlantic Organized Retail Crime Alliance Holding Intelligence/Networking Meeting on Aug. 16

The Mid-Atlantic Organized Retail Crime Alliance (MAORCA) would like to invite its Maryland Loss Prevention and Law enforcement partners to attend an Intelligence/Networking Meeting next month.
During the meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the MAORCA.org website, network, and share intelligence with private and public sector partners.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 16 in Towson, Maryland.

For more more information and to register, click here

Chicago, IL: Apple Stores targeted in traveling fraud scheme; 6 from NY arrested According to the Lake County sheriff's department, the New Yorkers, ranging in age from 18 to 41, would fly in to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, rent a car and travel to a nearby Apple Store with intent to attempt a fraudulent purchase. The suspects were arrested and charged last week after authorities, acting on a tip regarding an impending criminal operation, increased patrols and surveillance at a local Apple Store in Deer Park. More than $10,000 worth of stolen Apple products were recovered as part of law enforcement efforts. In a statement, the sheriff's office said each of the six people allegedly attempted to commit fraud at the same Deer Park Apple Store over a period of five days. On Wednesday, 21-year-old Nicole E. Cannon tried to make a purchase using stolen identification and credit card information at the location, while Gisselle Diaz, 41, did the same on Friday. On Sunday, Corbett Ortiz, 26, Quinton Ortiz, 18, Melinda Aquino, 21, and Frank Aulet, 20, all allegedly attempted to make fraudulent purchases at the store. All six face multiple felony charges. appleinsider.com

Update: Lake Orion, MI: Two busted for stealing $1,600 in nail polish from CVS
A man and woman are being charged with stealing $1,600 in nail polish from a Lake Orion CVS. Police in Lake Orion said they charged Derek Michael-Herbert Hill, 26, with felony retail fraud. His accomplice, his then-girlfriend, has also been charged but has not been located. Police began an investigation at the CVS Pharmacy in the 200 block of S. Broadway on January 8 to a report of a theft of a large amount of nail polish. A manager told police an estimated 180 bottles of nail polish had been stolen in two weeks during two different thefts. The manager valued the value at $1,600. fox2detroit.com

Falkville, AL: Man charged with theft from Lowe's stores in Decatur,
Athens and Madison

Desmond Kade Aycock, 20, is charged with multiple counts of third-degree theft, a Class D felony, by the Decatur and Madison police departments. In Athens, Aycock is charged with second-degree theft, a Class C felony. Aycock is accused of stealing the tools from Lowe's Home Improvement in Decatur, on July 5. Police obtained a warrant for Aycock's arrest on Thursday, but the suspect was arrested on felony theft charges in Athens. Once Aycock was released from Limestone County Jail, the suspect was brought to Decatur for transport to Morgan County Jail. Madison County authorities had turned over Aycock to Athens Police custody. Aycock is accused of stealing several drills worth $1,575 from Lowe's at its 1109 U.S. 72 E. location on June 30. If convicted of the Class D felony charges, Aycock faces one to five years on probation or community corrections for each. The Class C felony is punishable by one to 10 years in prison. Prison time isn't a sentencing option for Class D felonies. decaturdaily.com

Centralia, IL: Two take a car on a 'Test Drive', steal 2 cartloads of merchandise Two Centralia residents who took a car for a 'test drive' reportedly used it to come to the Salem Wal-mart where they attempted to steal two full carts of groceries and other items valued at about $1,700. Jessica Kidd and Lanell Marsh were both formally charged in Marion County Court Monday with felony burglary and theft. Salem Police say the two were stopped Friday afternoon when attempting to leave the store with the second full cart of groceries without paying. wjbdradio.com

Norwalk CT: Toys R Us nabs 3 Video Game Thieves
Three New York men were charged Sunday night with attempting to steal video systems and games valued at more than $1,200 from Toys "R" Us. Police were dispatched to the Connecticut Avenue store at approximately 8:30 p.m. on a report from the store's loss prevention staff that the men had shoved a Nintendo DS system, two Nintendo Wii systems, and two video games down their pants and left the store. thehour.com

Salina, KS: Two teens hit 5 stores in Central Mall
Two teenage girls who had been reported as runaways were located by Dillard's security at Central Mall on Thursday, when they were detained wearing and possessing more than 100 pieces of merchandise shoplifted from five mall stores. Capt. Mike Sweeney said Dillard's store security officers called police about 3:20 p.m., after the girls were in custody. He said the girls were wearing clothing and shoes stolen from Rue 21, Dillard's, Famous Footwear, Victoria's Secret and Claire's, all stores at the mall. Danae Renfro, 14, and Destany Dirksen, 17, were booked into juvenile detention in Junction City. The girls also were in possession of two backpacks containing 103 pieces of stolen merchandise totaling $1,214. salina.com

Memphis, TN: Two Shoplifters get Lifetime ban from Walmart
A man and a woman received a lifetime ban from Walmart after police said they stole merchandise multiple times from Walmart. On July 21, Walmart caught a man on surveillance camera walking to the electronics department, identified as Gilbert Edwards. Edwards, 41, walked to the electronics department, picked up an HP All-in-One HP 20 computer, valued at $600, and walked through the store. According to police, he made his way to the garden department, where he walked out a fire exit and left the store without paying for the item. Walmart Loss Prevention watched the video and identified Edwards as the same man who had shoplifted from the store previous times, leading Walmart to place a lifetime ban on him. The next day, the same location captured Edwards and Cassie Shorty, 27, on video walking through the store. They made their way to the electronics department and picked up a 40'' Sony TV, valued at $298, and a HP printer, valued at $600. The two people went out the same route as Edwards did the previous day. Walmart placed a lifetime ban on Shorty as well, due to previous thefts. msnewsnow.com

Las Cruces, NM: Walmart shoplifter attempted escape from Police
A Las Cruces man suspected of shoplifting from Wal-Mart on Sunday briefly escaped police custody while being transported to the Doña Ana County Detention Center. Ruben Rincon, 24, is charged with shoplifting over $500, attempt to escape from a peace officer and concealing identity. Rincon also had an outstanding bench warrant. Around 10 a.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to the report of a shoplifter at Wal-Mart. Rincon left the store without paying for $597 worth of merchandise, including a computer, a digital TV converter and nine bandanas. When a loss prevention employee confronted Rincon, he allegedly left the shopping cart outside the store and walked across Walton Boulevard. Police found Rincon at a nearby restaurant, and he initially identified himself as his brother, police said. Rincon was arrested and transported to the detention center. As the officer approached the jail, he noticed that Rincon had maneuvered his hands from behind his back, to the front. Rincon then opened door and escaped from the marked police unit. Rincon led officers on a brief foot pursuit before being taken into custody a second time. lcsun-news.com

Sayre, PA: Two charged with multiple retail thefts from Walmart
Christopher Wilson, 22, and Cayla Smith, 21, both of Sayre, were charged with retail theft. At 1:25 p.m. July 24, the two repeatedly attempted to remove merchandise from Wal-Mart in Richmond Township. tiogapublishing.com


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Chicago, IL: Murder charges filed in shooting at Gold Coast CVS
A Near North Side man has been charged with killing another man during an argument outside a CVS store on the Gold Coast. Charles Ternior, 22, is charged with first-degree murder and was denied bail during a court hearing Monday. Ternior is accused of killing Larry Lawrence, on June 29 after the two began arguing in a parking lot outside the CVS. Prosecutors say video surveillance captured Ternior shooting Lawrence near the store, then following him as Lawrence fell into the street and shooting him again. He dumped the gun in a nearby garbage can and it was recovered by police. chicagotribune.com

Robberies & Thefts

Chula Vista, CA: 1 arrested, 1 at large after Armed Robbery at Target
A woman is in custody while police search for a male suspect, both of whom were involved in an armed robbery at a Target in Chula Vista Monday night. The robbery happened at approximately 7:33 p.m. According to CVPD, a man and a woman attempted to rob the store but were approached by security. That's when the man pulled out a gun, sending shoppers diving for cover. Both suspects ran off on foot. Police immediately pursued, telling residents of Sunset Villa Apartments to shelter in place while they commenced with a house to house search. The woman was taken into custody. sandiegouniontribune.com

Tucson, AZ: Shoplifter in motorized scooter mows over Walmart employee Shoplifting costs you and me money, but when a shoplifter uses a motorized scooter as a weapon the crime get more serious. It happened at the Neighborhood Walmart at Valencia Road and Cardinal Avenue. A man who appeared to be disabled used his motorized scooter to attack an employee. The graphic video from July 3 showed an employee trying to stop the man on scooter. They claim he shoplifted some items. The man refused to stop and instead runs into the employee and pinned her against the wall. Two customers immediately stepped in. One customer pulled the scooter off from her, the other one grabbed the employee. The suspect fled the scene. kvoa.com

Houston, TX: Thieves follow woman home from Galleria; 38 miles away
A Houston-area woman has a warning for anyone who goes shopping and thinks they and their belongings are safe just because they make it out of the parking lot. Still too shaken to reveal her identity, she was followed by a group of thieves 38 miles to her home where she was robbed. Last Thursday, she left The Galleria after a day of shopping. Nearly 45 minutes later, as she pulls into her driveway, surveillance video shows a gray, four-door sedan following right behind. After the woman pauses in her driveway and pulls into her garage, the car passes by in the other direction. A side camera shows the moment the driver parks and two thieves jump out. Before the woman can close her garage, one crook stands by as the other runs in and smashes her back window, then runs away with two high-end purses. click2houston.com

'Felony Lane Gang' mastermind brought back to Maryland after being detained in PA
Leonard Lee Cox Jr., 34, of Monroe, Ga., appeared for a bail review in Harford County District Court last week, after being brought back on a detainer from Pennsylvania, where he was arrested last year. Police said members of the gang steal purses and wallets from vehicles and then use the victims' checks or bank debit cards to get cash, either from ATMs or by cashing the checks at bank drive-in facilities. Three other alleged members of the gang were arrested in Harford County last summer and a fourth alleged member was charged locally after being taken into custody in another Maryland county. baltimoresun.com

Sunrise, FL: Woman pepper sprays TJ Maxx Loss Prevention officer in face
while shoplifting

Police are searching for two women they said were shoplifting at a TJ Maxx store over the weekend, one of whom pepper sprayed a loss prevention officer in the face. Loss Prevention Officer Tiffany Harris saw two women enter the store just before 5 p.m. and put eight pairs of shoes inside their purses. The shoes were each on sale for $59.99. Harris told police that she approached the women as they were trying to leave the store, at which point one of the women pulled out a black canister from her purse and pepper sprayed the employee in the face. local10.com

Rockford, IL: Retail thefts on the rise,
1Q up 50%

It's happening more than we think, Rockford Police say there have been more than 700 retail thefts so far this year. That's about three a day, but that's just for the ones reported. Many store managers say they don't report every theft. They spiked early in the year, up more than 50 percent in the first quarter compared to the same time frame in 2015. That's a 10 year high. Year to date they're still up 36 percent from last year, but they're down this month. wifr.com

Richmond, VA: Governor McAuliffe plans to restore 13,000 felons' rights by November election
Back in April, when Governor McAuliffe signed the executive order to restore 206,000 felon's civil rights, many were there to celebrate. However, that was short-lived when the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Governor does not have the power to do that. nbc12.com

Storm Lake, IA: Subway Store Manager busted for theft $700 Bank Deposit

Fargo, ND: Burglar targets Roger Maris Museum in West Acres Mall

Houston, TX: Police release photo of Almeda Mall, Jewelry Store robbery suspect

Kay Jewelers in the Perimeter Mall, Atlanta, GA reported a Grab & Run on 7/25, merchandise valued at $6,999

Kay Jewelers in the Cumberland Mall, Atlanta, Georgia reported a Grab & Run on 7/25, merchandise valued at $6,999

Credit Card Fraud

Indianapolis, IN: Armed Robbery of a Delivery driver leads to arrest of 3 at Target
Officers were dispatched to Lake Nora Drive to investigate an armed robbery around 1:30 p.m. There, they spoke to the victim, who said a woman with a handgun greeted him at the apartment he was delivering too. The woman reportedly directed the victim inside, handed the gun to a man and they demanded that he empty his pockets. The driver handed over his wallet, which contained cash and credit cards, and was then let go. When the victim called to cancel his credit cards, the creditors reportedly told him that the card was actively being used at a nearby Target. When officers responded to the Target, they reviewed surveillance footage and spotted the suspects getting into their vehicle. Officers then set up in the area of the robbery to try and catch them. Shortly after, the suspects drove up and officers observed them walking into the apartment with Target bags. fox59.com

Cheektowaga, NY: St. Joseph nurse's aide charged with using dead patient's credit card
Less than two hours after an 88-year-old grandfather died last September, his credit card went shopping. he two women who allegedly did the shopping were arraigned in State Supreme Court Monday morning, accused of using a credit card taken from a patient at St. Joseph Hospital in Cheektowaga shortly after the man died. Lashawn Lewis, 39, were captured by store security cameras. He said Lewis had the card after Jones and used it later that day and early the next morning. Lewis reportedly was seen on camera using the card at two convenience stores and at Walmart, where she bought two flat-screen televisions. She faces four counts of criminal possession of stolen property, plus charges of identity theft and forgery. buffalonews.com

Skimming Report

Boulder County, CO: Police arrest suspect in credit card skimming case; Investigators have identified at least 136 victims
Art Arsene Appolon, 37, of Oakland, Calif., in connection with the credit-card skimming devices that were discovered inside of pay-at-the-pump consoles at the Superior Conoco gas station earlier this month, police announced Monday. Appolon was taken into custody at the Boulder Target store after attempting to buy gift cards using stolen credit-card numbers obtained through the credit-card skimmers, police said. He was charged with one count of felony theft and 80 counts of identity theft. Investigators - with help from Target's corporate security team - have identified at least 136 victim card holders and roughly three to four dozen commercial businesses where the cloned credit cards have been used. coloradohometownweekly.com

Angel Appliance - Manchester, NH - Armed Robbery
Artemis Outfitters - Greenville, DE - Burglary / 27 guns stolen
Bayshore Pawn - Port St Lucie, FL - Burglary/ 19 guns stolen
Chevron - Yuma, AZ - Armed Robbery
Cumberland Farms - Springfield, MA - Armed Robbery
CVS - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Kaplan, LA - Burglary
Giant Foods - Ashburn, VA - Armed Robbery
Mac's - Westmoreland, VT - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery
Miller Mart - Newport News, VA - Armed Robbery
Quick Mart- Oklahoma City, OK - Armed Robbery
Quik Trip - Tulsa, OK - Shooting
Ricker's - Anderson, IN - Robbery
Sally Beauty - Memphis, TN - Robbery
Sweetie Pie's - St Louis, MO - Burglary
Target - Chula Vista, CA - Armed Robbery
Zoom Zoom - Wichita Falls, TX - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - LaGrange, IL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Pacifica, CA - Armed Robbery


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