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  Edwin Saul was promoted to Director, Asset Protection &
Risk Management for CKE Restaurants.

Edwin has been with CKE for four years, previously holding the position of Senior Manager of Asset Protection, and is well known for his leadership and unmatched corporate and field support. He has also held other security and asset protection positions for such retailers as Charlotte Russe (Manager, Asset Protection), Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. (Security Supervisor) and Burlington Coat Factory (Lead of Men's Department and Loss Prevention). Congratulations Edwin! 

Rick Mitchell was named Director of Loss Prevention for
Charming Charlie.
Rick was previously the Director of Loss Prevention, Inventory Control and Corporate Security for Destination Maternity Corporation before taking this new role. He had been there for over eleven years and holds over 28 years of loss prevention experience. Rick earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice Police Science from Sam Houston State University. Congratulations Rick!




RLPSA Names David Johnston President
Day 2 Video Recap: RLPSA 2016 Conference

See Amber Bradley's coverage from the RLPSA show floor in San Antonio, Texas - with interviews featuring conference attendees and industry leaders, including newly appointed RLPSA president David Johnston of Dunkin' Brands!

Staples Can't Duck Calif. Wage Suit Over Security Checks
A California judge on Tuesday tentatively greenlighted a proposed class action against a Staples Inc. subsidiary alleging warehouse workers were cheated out of wages for time spent undergoing security checks, paring two employee break claims but rejecting the company's bid to dismiss all six other causes of action.

Lawson, who worked for Staples as an "order picker" through February 2014, filed the lawsuit in April that year on behalf of all nonexempt hourly employees in the company's California warehouses, claiming the company systematically required employees to clock out for mandatory security checks prior to taking breaks or leaving at the end of a shift.  law360.com
NYPD Embracing Tasers Now - A Change in Direction
Will we see more use in shoplifting cases?

Even as police departments across the country embraced Taser stun guns over the past 15 years, the New York Police Department kept them out of the hands of almost all officers. Only some sergeants and members of a specially trained unit were issued the handgun-shaped weapons, and regulations required many of them to keep the devices in the trunks of patrol cars.

The history: The restrictions were rooted in the department's troubled history with an earlier generation of stun guns, most notably an episode 30 years ago in which officers in a Queens precinct tortured prisoners with one. More recently, in 2008, an officer with the elite Emergency Services Unit fired a Taser at an emotionally disturbed man on a ledge in Brooklyn. The man fell some 10 feet to his death, and the lieutenant who had given the order to fire the Taser committed suicide eight days later.

The Roll-Out: Now the Police Department, under different leadership and amid national anger over police killings of unarmed black men, is easing its limits on Tasers, which shoot electrified barbs. Over the last year, the Police Department has trained about 4,000 officers to use the devices, bringing the number of Taser-trained officers to nearly 10,000 on a force of about 36,000. In all, 1,710 Tasers are in circulation, nearly triple the number in 2015. A decade ago, 160 Tasers were in use.

The Reason: The Police Department's decision to equip more officers with Tasers came amid the outcry in 2014 when Eric Garner died after an officer placed him in a chokehold while arresting him for selling untaxed cigarettes on Staten Island.

Restrictions: As the department has distributed more Tasers, it has also lifted some restrictions on their use. Until May, officers were prohibited from using a Taser to stun a person more than three times. Each discharge, or "cycle," lasts five seconds and delivers a shock of 50,000 volts, which is intended to immobilize a suspect, but also causes a level of pain often described as excruciating.

New Guidelines, there is no explicit limit on how many times officers may stun someone. But the guidelines say officers "should consider that exposure" for more than 15 seconds - or three cycles - may increase the risk of death.

As of late June, the police had used Tasers 214 times this year. Some 79 percent of the encounters involved physical confrontations with unarmed people, he said. About 19 percent of the episodes involved people armed with knives, blunt instruments or other weapons. nytimes.com

Security Guard Robot Maker Knightscope issues report on Stanford Mall incident  Robot just didn't sense or see the obstacle/child plain and simple
Knightscope issued a formal apology to the family of the child, calling it a "freakish accident." But on Business Wire, Knightscope says that their robot initially tried to avoid the child.

"A child left the vicinity of his guardians and began running towards the machine," the report states. "The machine veered to the left to avoid the child, but the child ran backwards directly into the front quarter of the machine, at which point the machine stopped and the child fell to the ground."

Teng told the Mercury News that instead of halting, the machine moved forward as her son lay facedown on the ground. In its report, Knightscope agrees that the robot's sensors did not register an obstacle correctly.

Knightscope continues on to say that K5 Autonomous Data Machines have driven over 25,000 miles and operated over 35,000 hours without any reports of incidents like the one Teng described. stanforddaily.com

Office Depot's Defend Claim Revived In $30M Fight With AIG
A California federal judge will reconsider a dismissed duty to defend claim in Office Depot's $30 million lawsuit seeking coverage from AIG Specialty Insurance Co. for a whistleblower suit after looking over the filings again and concluding the insurer never actually moved to toss the defend claim. U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson said he would reconsider the claim in an order Thursday. Office Depot had argued in a motion for reconsideration last month that its duty to defend claim should be revived because it is distinct from a duty to indemnify. law360.com

Biz Groups Back Macy's In 5th Circ. Bargaining Unit Fight
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a slew of other business groups sided with Macy's on Monday in the retail giant's bid to convince the Fifth Circuit to reconsider its approval of the National Labor Relations Board decision to certify a collective bargaining unit for workers at a Massachusetts department store.  law360.com

Retailers install bars - Urban Outfitters - Kroger's - Barnes & Noble - Target
The hipster retailer, Urban Outfitters, has begun to offer customers much more than clothing at certain locations. Now visitors can shop, or just head for its bar area. And Kroger has gotten some great press from their new Krobar they're installing in their Marketplace stores.

Aiming to stand out in a world overflowing with retail shops and online competitors, some chains  want to become destinations for diners and drinkers, not just shoppers.

• Barnes & Noble - which already has in-store cafes - plans to open some stores this fall that will include sit-down restaurants and have alcohol on the menu.

• A Target store in Chicago has a Starbucks that serves the coffee chain's "evenings" menu with wine and beer.

Editor's Note: Offering a whole new set of possible issues for safety and risk. usatoday.com

Sears Holdings says Kmart is being transformed, not closing doors
You may have seen recent reports that associates at Kmart stores believe their stores are being phased out as part of a larger plan by parent company Sears Holdings to shutter the chain. Sears Holdings has denied the report, insisting that it is in the process of transforming Kmart from a traditional brick and mortar chain to a new type of retailer.

According to the reports, Kmart associates have been spooked by the chain's decision to move inventory from its backrooms to store shelves. Associates see this as another sign that its parent company is unwilling to make the necessary investments (see lack of remodels) to put stores in a position to achieve success.

Sears Holdings responded to the reported concerns with the following statement to the Consumerist: "Store associates are currently rolling out a phased project that gets our newly-delivered products on the stores' shelves immediately rather than in the stock rooms and ensuring that the member does not wait in line at the checkout." retailwire.com
Ahold Delhaize is a done deal

Michigan Governor signs active shooter alert bill into law

7-Eleven Delivers First Slurpee Via Drone

3 million safe miles: Walmart driver honored for safety behind the wheel

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Carter's, Inc., Q2 Carter's retail comp's up 4.4%, OshKosh retail comp's down 5.8%, net sales up 4.4%
Weis Markets Q2 comp's up 1.8%, sales up 1.7%
Supervalu Q1 retail comp's down 4.5%, net revenue down 3.9%
Lumber Liquidators Q2 comp's down 7.2%, net sales down 4%


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President's Cyber Response Directive Gets Mixed Reviews
The private sector and government partnership

Security experts disagree about whether a new presidential policy directive on how to coordinate response to a large-scale cyber incident is well-designed.

The new directive, announced July 26, gives specific roles to the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to coordinate three lines of effort: threat response, asset response and intelligence support activities.

In terror-related cyber incidents, the FBI will take the lead to coordinate the response to an immediate threat, the policy states. The Department of Homeland Security will lead what the directive calls "asset response," in which the department provides technical assistance to help victims find the adversary on their systems, protect their assets and bring systems back online. The ODNI will integrate intelligence and analysis about the threat and identify opportunities to mitigate and disrupt it.

"Our new policy acknowledges that when businesses and federal agencies are the victim of or experience a significant cyber incident, one of the most important considerations is likely to be restoring operations and getting back online," Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and terrorism, told a cybersecurity conference on July 26, the day the White House issued the directive (see New White House Policy Defines Coordination of Cyber Response).

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the directive is another crucial step to improve national cybersecurity. "It not only clarifies the roles of the various government actors involved in cybersecurity, it re-enforces the reality that cybersecurity must be a partnership between the government and the private sector, and among the law enforcement, homeland security and intelligence components of the government."  govinfosecurity.com

ISF Releases Major Update for Security Standard Practice Guidelines
The Information Security Forum (ISF) has published a major update to its Standard of Good Practice for IT security professionals and "is the most comprehensive information security standard in the world."
The Standard enables organizations to meet the control objectives set out in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and extends well beyond the topics defined in the framework to include coverage of essential and emerging topics such as information security governance, supply chain management (SCM), data privacy, cloud security, information security audit and mobile device security.

The 2016 version of The Standard has been restructured into 17 main categories for ease of use and improved alignment with ISF member approaches to managing information security. Its design also offers systematic coverage of four new or enhanced lifecycles: Employment lifecycle, Information lifecycle, Hardware lifecycle, and System development lifecycle.

"The best practices defined in The Standard will normally be incorporated into an organization's information security policy, business processes, environments and applications, and should be of great interest and relevance to a range of individuals within the organization as well as external stakeholders," said Steve Durbin, managing director, ISF .  infosecurity-magazine.com

Kimpton Hotels Probes Card Breach Claims
Kimpton Hotels, a boutique hotel brand that includes 62 properties across the United States, said today it is investigating reports of a credit card breach at multiple locations.

"Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants takes the protection of payment card data very seriously. Kimpton was recently made aware of a report of unauthorized charges occurring on cards that were previously used legitimately at Kimpton properties. As soon as we learned of this, we immediately launched an investigation and engaged a leading security firm to provide us with support."

Assuming a breach at Kimpton is confirmed, the company would join a long list of hotel brands that have acknowledged card breaches over the last year after prompting by KrebsOnSecurity, including Trump Hotels (twice), Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, and White Lodging (twice). Breaches also have hit hospitality chains Starwood Hotels and Hyatt.

Point-of-sale based malware has driven most of the credit card breaches over the past two years, including intrusions at Target and Home Depot, as well as breaches at a slew of point-of-sale vendors. krebsonsecurity.com



Solutions to Reduce Risk and Enhance Profits

Verisk Retail - a leading source of information about risk - provides systems and services to help retailers prevent loss, manage risk, and ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

Data Management and POS Analytics
Verisk offers data management and analytical services to help retailers manage and analyze their own data.


Exception-based reporting for retail loss prevention
Aspect Loss Prevention serves retailers with advanced analytical systems that can identify fraud, suspicious activity, employee compliance issues, and more. Aspect also offers web-based reporting, protection for credit card transactions, linking of transaction data with security camera footage, integration with case management systems, and more.

Data management and advanced analytics
The Asset Protection Information System (APIS) is a case and data management platform used by loss prevention and risk management divisions at many of the world's leading retailers.

Databases for Crime Prevention

Verisk offers two unique crime databases that collect, share, and analyze crime data to support law enforcement and reduce the economic effects of crime for retailers and their supply chains.


Combating organized retail crime

The Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Network (LERPnet) is a national database and secure information-sharing system for retail crime incidents. The system allows retailers to share and analyze retail crime data in a controlled and secure environment. LERPnet connects retailers with local, regional, and national law enforcement agencies.


The cargo theft prevention and recovery network
CargoNet is a national database and information-sharing system managed by crime analysts and subject matter experts. The system is designed to prevent cargo theft and improve recovery rates through secure and controlled information sharing among theft victims, their business partners, and law enforcement.

See more of what Verisk Retail has to offer here!



Prescriptive Analytics Strategies to Reduce Total Loss

Seth Hughes, Sr. Manager Asset Protection Solutions for Walgreens, shares why Walgreens chose Profitect's prescriptive analytics solution to reduce shrink and loss throughout the entire supply chain, as well as help prove profitability enterprise-wide. Former director of loss prevention, and now VP of Industry Solutions for Profitect, Kelli Woelfel tells us how she sees Asset Protection strategy changing and how technology is supporting that transition.

LPNN Quick Take #2

Joe LaRocca (@laroccaj) and Amber Bradley (@mycalibration) preview some of the exciting interviews to come on our agenda, introduce their hot topic of the day, and tell us how to get involved with future LPNN broadcasts.


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ASIS Toronto seeking nominations for exemplary security professionals
ASIS Toronto chapter is now accepting nominations for its annual law enforcement and security awards. The awards have been streamlined to three categories:

• Security Guard of the Year
• Security Professional of the Year
• Police Officer of the Year

Nominations will be received by the Toronto Chapter Awards Commitee. Recipients of each award will be invited to attend the Law Enforcement and Security Practitioner Awards luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 20, held in conjunction with the Canadian Security Association's Security Canada Central Conference in Toronto.

The submission deadline for the awards is Sept. 30. Further details on participation, as well as the nomination form, are available on the ASIS Toronto website. canadasecuritymag.com

Sears Canada loses another top executive: President & chief merchant out in less than a year

Sherwin Williams open's 200th store - 20 to 25 a year - wants 300 by 2020

Pot businessman takes Vancouver to court to keep dispensaries open

Pokemon GO blamed for illegal border crossing from Canada to U.S.

Canadian Crime Study: Driven by spikes in robbery, fraud and homicide, police-reported crime in Canada increased in 2015 for the first time in over a decade

As the D&D Daily reported last week, police-reported crime in Canada - in terms of both the Crime Severity Index (CSI) and the overall crime rate - increased in 2015. This represents the first spike in over 12 years.

According to the annual Stats Canada report, the CSI rose by 5 percent last year, and the Violent Crime Severity Index saw a 6 percent jump, "largely due to increases in robbery, homicide, attempted murder, and violations specific to the use, discharge and pointing of firearms." Overall, "there were almost 1.9 million Criminal Code incidents (excluding traffic) reported by police in 2015, approximately 70,000 more than in 2014."

The graph below shows that, while Canada's Crime Severity Index has been steadily declining for over a decade, 2015 saw a noticeable increase.


The graph below shows that, in 2015, all three categories of crimes - violent, property and other - increased since last year:


According to the report, the violent violations with a rate increase were robbery (+5%), attempted murder (+22%), and homicide (+15%), among others.

Rates for all types of property crimes also increased from in 2015, including fraud (+15%), possession of stolen property (+13%), theft over $5,000 (+8%), and breaking and entering (+4%).

Law enforcement officials in Calgary and Edmonton both cite the economy as the driving force behind the nationwide spike in crime.

For the complete study, click here. statcan.gc.ca globalnews.ca am730.ca   

Moncton, NB: Woman charged in connection with 7 armed robberies
over three days

A Moncton woman has been charged in connection with seven recent armed robberies, Staff Sgt. Maurice Comeau of the Codiac Regional RCMP said in a written statement. Shila LeBlanc, 31, is charged with seven counts of armed robbery and seven counts of having her face concealed with the intent to commit an indictable offence.

Four convenience stores, two gas bars and a restaurant were held up within three days last week.

See below for complete list of the suspect's seven robbery locations, as well as other robberies and thefts throughout Canada. Note that one was previously reported in last week's Daily.

Brampton, ON: Store owner, 66, fights man trying to rob him; Thief involved in five other recent robberies
A Brampton convenience store owner fought back against a would-be thief, avoiding being robbed during what police allege was a 24-hour crime spree. The young man grabs a pack of candy, goes to the counter and begins to pay. As Lee is at the cash register, the man pulls out some sort of tool and appears to demand cash. He grabbed for the tool, came around the counter and began pushing the man toward the exit, ultimately kicking him out the door before chasing him, according to Lee and his wife, to a waiting taxi.  cctvnews.com

Saskatoon, SK: Suspected shoplifting turns into car chase

Halifax, NB: Police arrest second man for robbery that happened earlier this month

Montreal, QC: Man stabbed outside of Ville-Marie bar

Montreal, QC: Paralympic athlete has racing bikes stolen weeks before Rio


Ayers Convenience Store - Moncton, NB
Chubby's Convenience Store - Moncton, NB
Dominion Memorial Market - St. John's, NL
Esso - Moncton, NB
Greco Pizza - Moncton, NB*
Irving Oil - Moncton, NB
JM's Convenience - Moncton, NB
Mac's Convenience Store (Red River Rd.) - Thunder Bay, ON
Mac's Convenience Store (North Cumberland St.) - Thunder Bay, ON
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission - Brandon, MB
Needs Convenience - Moncton, NB
Park's Convenience - Brampton, ON
Second Street East store - Cornwall, ON
Unnamed business - Barrie, ON
Unnamed business (200 block, Avenue B) - Saskatoon, SK
Unnamed Business (1100 Block, Central Ave.) - Saskatoon, SK

*Robbery/theft previously reported in the Daily



How to turn friendly fraud into customer loyalty
True fraud, friendly fraud, and chargeback fraud will cost e-commerce merchants $6.7 billion this year. The culprit behind the majority of these massive losses are not identity thieves pillaging retailers with hoards of stolen credit card information. Instead, 71 percent of losses to fraud are a result of friendly fraud and chargeback fraud.

True fraud, or unauthorized use, is the result of compromised payment card information. Fraudsters obtain payment card information from things like data breaches, card skimming, database hacking, identity theft, and whatever else they can scheme up to get their hands on payment card information. Merchants can choose from a variety of front-end fraud prevention solutions.

Friendly fraud represents cardholders who unintentionally misuse their chargeback rights. The hallmark of friendly fraud is the absence of malicious intent. With friendly fraud, there is no scheming criminal behind the transaction. The purchase could have been made by the cardholder himself, but innocently forgotten. Merchants need to remember that consumers who commit friendly fraud create an opportunity to win a customer for life.

Chargeback fraud is the intentional misuse of chargeback rights by a cardholder, with the goal of retaining the product or service and the amount initially paid. The transaction had no reason to trigger any front-end fraud prevention solutions, as it was not fraudulent.

The most critical difference between true fraud, friendly fraud, and chargeback fraud is this: Revenue lost to true fraud is sunk, revenue lost to friendly and chargeback fraud is recoverable. That's a big deal considering the bulk of fraud losses, 71 percent, are attributable to friendly fraud and chargeback fraud. That means of the $6.7 billion ecommerce merchants will lose to fraud in 2016 $4.8 billion could and should be recovered.  internetretailer.com

What PayPal and Visa's partnership means
Benefits retailers in long run

PayPal customers will be able to use Visa's contactless mobile checkout technology, Visa Digital Enablement Program (VDEP), to pay in retail stores with their smartphones.

Visa card issuers will be able to provide more detail for PayPal transactions on customer statements.. This means a transaction that used to be labeled as "PayPal" on a card statement will now list the merchant's name. This will likely decrease the number of customer service emails and calls to PayPal and retailers. internetretailer.com

Amazon adding 5,000 PA jobs


Orangeburg, SC : Second of 7 sentenced in Dollar General $56,000 ORC Ring/Employee Theft
An Elloree woman must pay restitution and serve probation for her role in a theft ring at Dollar General. Shantell Alexzander McFadden, 26, pleaded guilty to breach of trust with fraudulent intent valued more than $2,000 but less than $10,000. McFadden pleaded guilty on July 22. Dickson sentenced her to prison for five years, suspending the balance of the term to five years of probation. She was also ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to Dollar General. McFadden is the second person to plead guilty in the theft ring. On June 22, Laquilla Serbino Leola Washington, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of breach of trust with fraudulent intent valued at $10,000 or more, sentenced her to prison for three years. According to Police, both McFadden and Washington were part of a seven-member theft ring comprised of Dollar General employees. Warrants accuse them of stealing from the store between July 2015 and Dec. 28, 2015. Avinger's report states that Washington was a shift manager and led the ring. The estimated value of merchandise stolen from the Dollar General store in Elloree is $56,000. thetandd.com

Walgreen's Employee arrested for theft of 1274 Hydrocodone pills, valued at nearly $1,000
According to Police, an LPD corporal met with a Walgreen's loss-prevention specialist on Monday. The loss-prevention specialist said that he had been in the area investigating the fact that the numbers on the pill inventories were not coming out right. He also told the officer that the common factor was that Peterson was when Peterson, a shift leader, was working around the pharmacy. "He looked at some video and discovered that he could see Peterson on camera taking the bottles of Hydrocodone 1./325mg from the shelf, walking around the shelf corner where she could not be seen on camera, and then coming back into view on camera." When the LPD corporal entered the room with the loss prevention specialist and Peterson, the loss-prevention specialist told the officer that Peterson still had some of the stolen pills in her possession. Nineteen Hydrocodone pills were on a napikin in front of her. newswest9.com

Bedford, NH: Police seeking ID of possible twin females in $1,800 Credit Card Fraud
Bedford police are seeking two women who are suspects in a credit card fraud case who may be related. Police say maybe even twins. Bedford Police are searching for the two in connection to fraudulent credit card transactions at the Hannaford Supermarket. The credit card number was reported stolen, by the owner who still had the original card in her possession. The two females purchased gift cards valued at $1,800. wmur.com

Panama City, FL: ORC gang hit Sears in Panama City, possible connection to thefts in Dothan, AL
Panama City Police need your help identifying three suspects believed to be responsible for an area retail theft. Officers say on July 14th, surveillance video caught three women entering the Sears at the Panama City Mall and allegedly walking out with just over $450 in merchandise. Authorities believe the three may be responsible for other retail thefts locally, as well as in the Dothan, Alabama area. wjgh.com

Eugene, OR: Two Home Depot employees help capture shoplifter  
Police received calls of a customer at Home Depot who was attempting to steal from the store at about 6:12 p.m. on Monday, July 25. Police say 22-year-old Brandon Mundell attempted to leave without paying for the equipment he had taken. An employee attempted to contact him outside the store but Mundell ran. They said the employee grabbed Mundell in efforts to stop him and was able to detain the Mundell until police arrived. Mundell was arrested on a warrant for second-degree theft, stemming from a 2014 case in Multnomah County, also was cited for second-degree theft and harassment. kezi.com

Sioux City, IA: Two charged for stealing from Kohl's using purple suitcase

San Antonio, TX: Two women used children in brazen robberies from H-E-B, Walmart


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196 Retail-Related Deaths in First 6 Months of 2016

According to Publicly Reported Data from the D&D Daily

In the first six months of 2016, the D&D Daily has reported on 196 publicly reported deaths (in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico), that happened at a retail store, near a retail store, or involved someone in retail. The causes of these deaths were varied, with each involving one of the following categories: workplace act of violence, accident, shooting, homicide, stabbing, murder-suicide, or deadly car crash.

When broken down by state, the most retail-related deaths occurred in Texas with 25 - followed by 18 in California, 15 in Florida, 10 in Georgia, 8 in Indiana and 7 in both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

According to the Daily's reporting, 2 security guards, 1 Loss Prevention Agent, 3 Law Enforcement Officers, and 1 Police K-9 were killed on the job in the line of duty. 39 of the victims who passed away were store owners, retail employees or clerks. And another 38 of those who died were suspects in a robbery, shoplifting or burglary crime.

46 of the 196 deaths reported happened in a parking lot, while countless others happened inside a retail store or within a few blocks from a store.

The Daily also reported on 8 other deaths that happened outside of North America. These occurred in Australia, Germany, Israel and South Africa.


McKeesport, PA: Disgruntled girlfriend opens fire inside Metro PCS;
boyfriend/employee intended target, no injuries

A Pittsburgh woman is facing numerous charges after police say she opened fire Tuesday inside of a McKeesport store. McKeesport police said Nyesha Simmons, 28, walked into the Metro PCS store on Fifth Avenue around 12:15 p.m. and began shooting at the clerk. Authorities said the clerk, later identified as a former boyfriend of Simmons, and other employees dived to the ground to avoid being shot. No one was injured. wpxi.com

Sweden: Shooting In Sweden Immigrant Ghetto Shopping Mall -
Gunman At Large

A man was shot at RosengÄrd district mall today, a known crime hotspot in one of Sweden's many so-called 'no go zones' - migrant ghettoes. The offender, who shot a man in the leg after an apparent brawl in the RosengÄrd shopping mall in Malmo, Sweden is still at large and is being pursued by police dog units and mounted officers. breitbart.com

Spokane, WA: Upset over customer service speed, man threatens to shoot up Apple store
A 71-year-old man concerned that the downtown Spokane Apple Store's customer service was not moving fast enough threatened to come back and shoot everyone in the store. Edward Hayes was taken into custody by a Spokane police officer at the Apple Store Monday morning in the wake of the threats.

According to one of the store employees, Hayes became agitated when he was told he would have to come back two hours later for an appointment. The employee said Hayes became angry that he couldn't be helped right away and exclaimed, "Next time I come into this store I'm bringing an AK-47 and shooting everyone in this store." That employee attempted to calm Hayes down while other employees contacted police. When a police officer arrived and took Hayes into custody, he confirmed that he had said, "If I come back here I'd go crazy and shoot someone." The police officer was able to assist Hayes immediately with transportation to the Spokane County Jail, where he was promptly in-processed on a charge of felony harassment / threats to kill. kxly.com

Robberies & Thefts

Boston: Flash Mob hits a Shell Gas Station
A flash mob ran into a convenience store in Boston's Roslindale neighborhood, ransacking the store and leaving within seconds. The owners of Alfa Auto, a couple who have been in the location for 31 years, say nothing like this has ever happened to them. Just after midnight, as they were getting ready to close, about 25 people rushed into the store, grabbing everything they could, ultimately taking about $200 worth of products. necn.com

Racine, WI: Police Officer injured in scuffle with a Shopko Shoplifter
Four people were arrested at Shopko Monday in an attempted retail theft in which an officer sustained a concussion. Four females and one male were reportedly concealing items in a stroller. Domonic Cooper, 18, allegedly struck the officer in the head with an elbow. Cooper faces felony counts for retail theft, battery to law enforcement officer, and resisting an officer causing substantial bodily harm to an officer and three misdemeanor counts. journaltimes.com

Bay City, MI: Parolee steals from Walmart and fights staff again
Paroled less than a month ago, a 23-year-old Bay City man is facing a new felony after allegedly stealing "The Walking Dead" DVDs and other items from a Walmart, then fighting with staff who tried to stop him. The male employee grabbed Henning in a bear hug and another employee reached into a large, leopard print bag Henning was carrying and retrieved numerous stolen items. The male employee eventually released Henning as Henning continued to struggle. Henning later told deputies he has a problem with impulsive stealing and goes to classes for it. Henning's has an extensive criminal record. mlive.com

Indianapolis, IN: Surveillance video from Gander Mountain gun thefts released; $10K reward offered
Police released surveillance video Wednesday morning from an incident at Gander Mountain in Castleton where a suspect drove a truck through the store in order to steal almost a dozen guns. Officers responded to the store around 3 a.m. on July 19 after the business' alarm went off. The video shows four people going through the store. Investigators said they were in and out in about two minutes. By the time Indianapolis Metropolitan police arrived, the thieves were already gone. Police say four suspects used a truck to ram into a loading dock door and gain access inside the store. Once inside, the thieves stole 11 guns valued at $15,000. cbs4indy.com

Flower Mound, TX: Best Buy Distribution Center Burglary; $48,000 of merchandise stolen
On June 1, the Best Buy Distribution Warehouse reported the theft of 16 various makes of radios worth a total value of $48,000 plus 15 additional radios valued at $45,000. A suspect was identified. crosstimbersgazette.com

Louisville, KY: Seven Cell phone stores Robbery suspects heading to court; hit Verizon and Radio Shack store
Seven people suspected in a string of cell phone store robberies will find themselves in court in December. A trial date has been set for Dec. 6 for a group of people who are suspected for several robberies throughout the metro. Brandon Rauh, Wallace Louis Jr., Stephon Craig, Mario Vrici, Wallecia Louis, Patrick Burage and Robin Toole are charged with robbing several Verizon and Radio Shack stores between June 2014 and September 2014. wave3.com

Reading, PA: 19-year-old man pleads guilty to $18,000 grocery store robbery

Nipomo, CA: Thieves steal $22,000 worth of merchandise from Carats to Karat jewelry store

Helzberg Diamonds in the Willowbrook Mall, Houston, TX reported a Grab & Run on 7/26, merchandise valued at $6,999

Marks & Morgan in the Hamilton Place, Chattanooga, TN reported a Grab & Run on 7/26, merchandise valued at $8,299

Counterfeit Goods

Los Angeles, CA: South Pacific & China Supply Inc. accused of importing counterfeit Coach bags
A Rowland Heights business and its owner are facing allegations they imported counterfeit products. Coach Inc. and Coach Services Inc. filed a complaint on July 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Jun Zhan and South Pacific & China Supply Inc. alleging unfair competition, trademark infringement and other counts. According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages to their business and reputation as the result of counterfeit copies of their products being imported by the defendants. The plaintiffs holds Zhan and South Pacific & China Supply Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly imported counterfeit copies of plaintiff's products that were lesser in quality to deceive consumers. norcalrecord.com

Credit Card Fraud

Brooklyn, NY: Suspects Sought In Brooklyn Credit Card Theft Ring; over $30,000 in purchases, 56 victims
Police are looking for several suspects who they said used stolen credit cards to buy tens of thousands of dollars-worth of merchandise from stores throughout Brooklyn. Investigators said 58 people have been scammed by the group of alleged thieves and said the majority of the people targeted are customers at Ridgewood Savings Bank, CBS2's Magdalena Doris reported. Six men and women were caught on surveillance cameras at various stored after using the stolen credit cards to make purchases of over $30,000, police said. cbslocal.com

Franklin, TN: Woman purchased $4,000 of Gift cards with stolen Credit Card
Franklin police are hoping the public can help identify a woman accused of purchasing $4,000 of merchandise with stolen credit cards. Police said the victim was eating at a local restaurant on July 21 when three credit cards were stolen from her purse. The victim discovered the theft when she went to pay her tab. According to a press release, the stolen cards were used by a woman at the Cool Springs Target. Over $4,000 in clothes and gift cards was purchased. wkrn.com

Skimming Reports

Lincoln Police arrest Skimming Gang of four men
According to the probable cause affidavit, several people called LPD for fraudulent charges on their bank accounts between May 29 and July 6, likely stemming from skimming devices at various gas stations.

The vehicle and two men, Yunior Roldan, 24, and Lisandro Almaguer, 33, were found by the Crete Police Department on July 6, and brought to Lincoln for questioning, where they both identified themselves in the surveillance footage and admitted to using "gift cards" for several purchases, but denied any cloning or re-encoding of credit cards.

According to a separate affidavit, Lincoln Police were called to JC Penney when workers suspected the men were using fraudulent cards.

They were linked to at least 58 unauthorized charges and an additional 20 attempts with the total known loss just shy of $6,000. Lincoln Police say they're still investigating several other reports of fraudulent charges that could be related to skimming. If you have any fraudulent charges or believe a skimming device is being used somewhere, contact Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000.  1011now.com

Skimmer Suspect Remains on the Loose in Waynesboro, VA

Boulder, CO: Skimmers found at 2 gas stations

Carats to Karat - Nipomo, CA - Burglary
Conserv Fuel - Santa Maria, CA - Shooting
Dollar General - Fort Wayne, IN - Armed Robbery
Exxon - Lawrenceville, GA - Shooting
Hobby Town USA - Richland County, SC - Burglary
Metro PCS - McKeesport, PA -Shooting
Metro PCS - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Denver, CO - Robbery
Metro PCS - Tallahassee, FL - Armed Robbery
Mexican Store - Reading, PA - Armed Robbery
Minute Man - Lumberton, NC - Armed Robbery
Pleasant Grove Gun Supply - Pleasant Grove, AL - Armed Robbery
Pete's Greens - Waterbury Center, VT - Burglary
Redner's Market - Newark, DE - Robbery
Sunoco - Cleveland, OH - Armed Robbery/ clerk shot 3 times
Valley Gas - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
Village Pantry - Anderson, IN - Armed Robbery


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