Raab was named Senior Asset Protection Manager
for Spencer Gifts.
Tony was previously the Regional Loss Prevention Manager NE/SE
for Nine West Group for over a year before taking this new position. He has also
held various other loss prevention, investigative and security positions for
such retailers as KB Toys as Senior Corporate Investigator, Bloomingdale's, as
Loss Prevention Manager, Tiffany & Company as Loss Prevention Manager and Macy's
East as Security Manager. Tony earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal
Justice from Stockton University. Congratulations Tony!
More than half of
employers have updated workplace violence policies: survey
Fifty-two percent of employers have updated or implemented a "zero
tolerance" workplace violence prevention policy in response to mass
shootings at U.S. workplaces in recent years, according to the results of a
survey conducted by labor law firm Littler Mendelson.
surveyed 844 in-house counsel, human resources professionals, C-suite
executives and others from a variety of industries for
The Executive Employer Survey, released on July 12. Other highlights
from the survey:
• 40 percent of employers have developed an
emergency response plan, as well as a pre-employment screening process.
38 percent have conducted employee training sessions about how to recognize
and respond to a potentially violent situation.
• 33 percent have
performed a safety and security audit.
• 28 percent have conducted
active shooter response training.
Why Restaurant Recession
Fears Are on the Rise
Security & Presidential Election Raising Fears
Americans eat out when they're feeling good about things. That's why a
recent slowdown in restaurant sales is alarming some.
In the past few
weeks, McDonald's, Taco Bell owner Yum! Brands and Starbucks have all
described a new wave of caution that has crept up among customers, keeping
them from splurging on meals out.
The precise cause of the shift is
not clear, with some blaming rising prices and slowing job growth, and
others suggesting security fears or even the 2016 election are
playing a role.
No matter the catalyst, the deceleration is
pronounced enough for Stifel Nicolaus to warn of a looming "restaurant
recession" that may represent a "harbinger" to a widespread U.S. recession
"Restaurant industry sales tend to be the 'canary that lays
the recessionary egg,'" Stifel analyst Paul Westra wrote in a research
report published on Tuesday.
The gloom-and-doom stands in stark
contrast with the consensus among Wall Street economists, who see low
chances of an imminent U.S. recession. cnn.com
Terrorism? Playing a
role in restaurant industry slowdown?
Schultz, whose Starbucks coffee giant operates over 24,000 stores, is known
to have his finger on the pulse of consumers.
That's why it was
interesting to hear the Starbucks CEO recently explain that
race-fueled "domestic civil unrest" and "terror" incidents have "created a
level of anxiety" among consumers.
The security excuse may sound
just like that -- an excuse -- but some analysts think it makes sense.
"I would take his word for it. Are there concerns about
congregating in public places? Definitely," said Matthew Difrisco,
an analyst at Guggenheim Partners. While Penney said he can't tie a "direct
correlation" between terrorism and restaurant sales, he does think it's
playing a role. "It works into the social conscience of people," he said.
Terrorism Scares Away
the Tourists Europe Was Counting On
of attacks in Europe has raised questions over whether a potentially durable
new threat to stability is settling in. The effects of that shift on
businesses, large and small, have been deep.
All of that has hit the
European economy in one of its most vital sectors, tourism, just as a
tenuous recovery was starting to take hold.
In France, growth in
nightly hotel room bookings after the
Paris attacks fell to single digits from 20 percent. After the Brussels
bombings, bookings went negative, and after Nice, bookings fell by double
digits, said Mark Okerstrom, the chief financial officer of Expedia, a
global travel website.
The attacks have also taken a toll on the
luxury industry, which relies heavily on foreign tourists, especially from
Asia, for European sales. Leading brands like Hermès, Louis Vuitton and
Prada have reported slumping sales as high-spending tourists stay away.
On a recent morning, a handful of visitors flitted through Louis
Vuitton's mammoth flagship store on the Champs-Élysées, a contrast to
previous years, when the summer tourist season would see the shop buzzing
with customers. This week, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton reported flat
sales in the first half of the year, citing a falloff in European tourism
after the attacks. nytimes.com
Smartphone Cos. Meet Anti-Theft Pledge
Wireless Association announced Tuesday that 16 wireless companies, including
had managed to implement a pledge to make free anti-theft tools available
for all new U.S. smartphones.
According to CTIA, the tools include
the ability to remotely lock or wipe devices and will be available on all
new smartphones produced for sale in the United States after this month.
"In doing so, the authorized user may choose to disable or enable the
anti-theft solution at any time. By granting authorized users access to the
pre-installed anti-theft tools, consumers' phones and personal data are more
secure," the trade group said.
In addition to Apple Inc., Google Inc.
and Microsoft Corp., the announcement said participating companies that met
the commitment include
HTC America Inc., Huawei Device USA Inc., LGE Mobile Research U.S.A. LLC,
Motorola Mobility LLC,
Samsung Electronics America Inc.,
T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular,
The Mobile Side of
Retail Loss Prevention
Smartphones yields greater access to loss
The technology for
communicating emergency processes and procedures is evolving. Retailers are
spending more money and time on mobile apps for their workforce to increase
productivity and sales, since virtually every employee brings their own
device to work. Mobile technology provides retail and loss prevention
professionals a way to dynamically update plans and turn them into digital
playbooks, ensuring employees have real-time access to the most current
The resilience of each store is based on the
preparedness of their employees, resources and an efficient recovery
process. Mobile emergency preparedness solutions can even be developed and
tailored for specific store and shopping center-level protocol as well as
corporate-level best practices.
One major U.S. retailer of sports
clothing and accessories is using in-store iPads to communicate emergency
response scenarios to their employees. From a power outage to flooding to a
store lockdown, employees can retrieve step-by-step playbooks for handling
any issue via a mobile app on the iPad. They can also receive push
notifications with instructions from the retailer's headquarters, e.g.,
evacuate, and file detailed incident reports, including in-store images and
videos, on the app following an event.
From a liability and
reporting standpoint, advanced incident reporting capabilities have a huge
impact on the profitability of the retailers' bottom line because this
capability streamlines work responsibilities and increases the feeling of
empowerment of each of the store level employees.
retailers that have deployed mobile safety management solutions, corporate
loss prevention and risk management departments are no longer seeing the
volume of calls to loss prevention and risk management departments. Managers
and their employees handle these issues at the store level.
Additionally, retailers can use mobile crisis apps to prepare employees
working in their warehouses and distribution centers with important
emergency preparedness and workplace safety guidelines.
Read full article
It's 3 A.M. - Do You
Know Where Your Fraudsters Are?
cybercriminals of today are organized, collaborative, motivated and tend to
look and operate more like any business professional out there working
They carve out their career paths and take the necessary steps
to be successful - getting the right training and education, learning from
mentors, working from the ground up to gain experience, using networking to
connect with the right resources and doing their best to get promoted to the
top of the (cybercrime) hierarchy.
And not only is the internet their
stomping ground, but it's also a place where fraudsters have been able to
cultivate their own communities and networks - enabling them to keep in
touch, share tips, advertise opportunities, seek out help and even boast
about their accomplishments.
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF
A FRAUDSTER - fraudsters are more aggressive and equipped with
advanced data and improved tools. "These guys run pretty rampant, with very
little worry about being caught or prosecuted," he added, since it really
isn't clear who has jurisdiction.
THE DATA - there
are now millions of compromised records made available online.
Unfortunately, they aren't that expensive to purchase.
TOOLS - The growing list of tools for the fraudster trade is
staggering, and access to them continues to get easier.
OPPORTUNITY - Today, fraudsters are after more than just financial
data and payment card information. They've discovered that the more they
know about a person's identity, the more havoc they can wreak. And with the
deployment of EMV in the U.S., fraudsters have not only been pushed online
but they are also moving more aggressively into other ways of moving money.
Gift card fraud is one of those ways that enables laundered funds to
be turned into cash quickly.
FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT
- despite the gloomy scenario, there's still an opportunity to keep
fraudsters at bay. But it starts with a layered approach - putting more
layers in between the good guys and the cybercriminals. pymnts.com
OSHA Says 'Negative' to Post-Accident Drug
If you have a drug testing policy, it's time to
review your policies and practices
you have a drug testing policy, it's time to review your policies and
OSHA's impending final rule on electronic reporting of workplace injuries
and illnesses is this little nugget. OSHA believes that you
violate the law if you require an employee to take a post-accident drug
test. Let me repeat. According to OSHA, you violate the law if you
automatically drug test any employee after an on-the-job accident.
While this prohibition doesn't appear in the the actual text of the
final rule, it does prominently appear in
OSHA's interpretation of the provision which prohibits employers from
retaliating against employees who reporting a work-related injury or
OSHA believes the evidence in the rulemaking record shows
that blanket post-injury drug testing policies deter proper reporting....
[T]his final rule does not ban drug testing of employees. However, the final
rule does prohibit employers from using drug testing (or the threat of drug
testing) as a form of adverse action against employees who report injuries
or illnesses. To strike the appropriate balance here, drug testing policies
should limit post-incident testing to situations in which employee drug use
is likely to have contributed to the incident, and for which the drug test
can accurately identify impairment caused by drug use.
workers' compensation laws," you say? "State law requires post-accident
testing. What gives?" OSHA hears your cries, and
has an answer for you
Read full article here
Boar's Head post
Security Director job in NY - Brooklyn
loss prevention functions to reduce shortages or fraud. To be responsible
for security of corporate facilities. Supervises and directs security staff
who control on-site access of staff, vendors, and visitors as well as
inspection of all incoming and outgoing truck traffic. at all locations.
Establishes procedures to safeguard all corporate property, entailing the
use of both security personnel and automated alarm systems. Develops and
oversees loss prevention training for all supervisory employees. Monitors
job performance of all staff to ensure that loss prevention procedures are
strictly enforced and disciplinary procedures are followed in the event of
Claire's needs "strong
back-to-school sales to prevent the business from filing for bankruptcy"
Bass Pro Seeks 5th Circ.
Rehearing Of Discrimination Claims
Store Sales Results
Sleep Country Canada Q2 comp's up
12.2%, revenue up 17.3%
Natural Grocers Q3 comp's up 1.8%, net sales up
Cabela's Q2 comp's up 1.5%,
internet & catalog up 3.3%, total revenue up 11.2%
Smart & Final
Stores Q2 comp's down 0.3%, net sales up 14.7%
Bloomin Brands Q2 U.S.
comp's down 2.3%, revenue down 1.9%
Aaron's Q2 co. owned stores core
comp's down 1.2%, total revenue up 2.6%
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Trump's hacking comment
rattles the cybersecurity industry
Trump suggested that Russia
should steal Hillary Clinton's emails
Trump's muddled stance on hacking has disturbed security experts at time when
the tech industry is looking for clarity on the U.S.'s cyber policy.
Wednesday, the outspoken presidential candidate
seemed to call on Russia to break into rival Hillary Clinton's email system.
"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that
are missing," Trump said, referring to emails Clinton had deleted from a private
email server. On Thursday, he walked back his comment and said he was being
Some security experts are concerned that Trump is taking the matter so
lightly when the country is trying to halt a rash of cyberattacks
against it, not promote them.
Whether he was sarcastic or not,
it was an open invitation to hack," said Justin Harvey, CSO with Fidelis
Cybersecurity. "And I guess I'm deeply disturbed by that posturing."
It's not the first time Trump has made a remark about hacking his own
government. In 2014, he
tweeted that hackers should uncover records about President Obama's birth
"Supporting espionage that harms America is never okay,"said Eric
O'Neill, national security strategist at security firm Carbon Black.
"However," he said, "Trump's comment is only half of the story."
didn't show the best judgment when using a "poorly protected" private server to
exchange emails during her time as secretary of state, he noted. O'Neill said it
would be a "nightmare" for Clinton if Russian hackers have stolen some of her
"Security is critical in both the policies we promote and the
actions we take," he said.
Trump's campaign staff have said he never explicitly invited anyone to hack
Clinton, and that his comments were merely an invitation to produce 32,000
emails that she deleted during an investigation into her use of the private
Regardless of the intent, Trump's comments will cause concern
within the security industry, said Kendall Burman, a data privacy lawyer at
Mayer Brown. Cybersecurity issues have only grown in importance, and the next
president will need to clarify the U.S. policy on the matter, she said.
Speculation is building that
Russian hackers may have breached the Democratic National Committee as a way
to influence the outcome of the U.S. election.
The FBI is
still investigating the incident, but stolen documents have been leaked to
the public and could undermine support for Clinton.
Trump has yet to
outline his policies on cybersecurity, and comments like the one about Russia do
little to inspire confidence, Harvey said.
"To hack another U.S.
citizen, regardless if it's a political candidate or a private citizen, I think
that crosses a line," he said.
Now look at this story below
House Democratic Campaign
Committee's Computers Hacked
Breach resembles recent intrusion of Democratic
A spokeswoman for the DCCC,
House Democrats' campaign arm, said the organization had been the "target of a
cybersecurity incident" and that it had brought on CrowdStrike, a forensic
investigator, to assist it in addressing the incident.
KPMG Study: Breaches Up,
Security Spending Down
Retailers Lead in 'Most Breaches' in all industries
Finally, some numbers to put to one of business's biggest security disconnects:
More than 80 percent of "C" suite executives admitted their companies have been
breached in the last two years, but less than half said they've actually
invested in any kind of information security product or service as a result.
The findings were part of a KPMG LLP's
Consumer Loss Barometer report, released this week, which
surveyed 403 CIOs, CISOs, CTOs and CIOs.
Respondents in the
retail sector counted the most breaches, with 89% reporting yes,
followed by automotive (85%), and banking and technology companies (76%). On the
spending side, 66% of banking respondents said they'd made some sort of security
investment, followed by technology (62%), retail (45%), and automotive (32%).
The disconnect between the high volume of breaches and low amount of
security spending reflects a growing sense of overwhelm, particularly among
CIOs, according to Greg Bell, KPMG's cyber US leader.
not be a function of IT but of business innovation," Bell says, underscoring one
of the mantras from the report. "As you offer a new product, partner with new
partners, or introduce services to a broader, global market, they all require a
shift in security control," he adds. "If you don't align it with how the
business is growing and innovating, you may be spending your security investment
Food fraud: How do we
fight a problem we don't yet understand?|
Is it really 10% of Canada's food products?
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has finally concluded it's three-year
investigation of food fraud at Mucci Farms over selling imported products as
Canadian - putting hundreds of shipments of mislabelled produce worth more
than $1.4-million onto Ontario grocery store shelves.
it is remains unclear. For years, experts have been sounding the alarm on
mislabelling and food fraud. Increasingly, they say, criminal organizations
around the world are targeting the food system, intercepting supply chains
and deliberately misrepresenting or adulterating products - and costing the
food industry between $10-billion and $15-billion (U.S.) each year,
according to the U.S.-based Grocery Manufacturers Association.
And, according to conversations with experts in the Canadian food
industry, scientists and regulators, the problem is widespread within
Canada's borders as well.
But even the CFIA does not seem to
know just how widespread it is. Individual cases provide an incomplete
picture. And the 74 cases of non-compliance with labelling laws from the
past year published on the CFIA website - a number the agency say has held
steady over the past five years - present only a portion of incidents where
the agency has found companies breaking the rules. It includes only the
cases in which the products were actually seized and detained or disposed
of, but also includes technical infractions, like language or font size
When asked how prevalent the problem is in Canada, the
agency cited U.S. data that show fraud affects about 10 per cent of
all food products globally. It also acknowledged it has not yet
conducted a widespread survey of its own to understand its full impact
accuracy of its coin-counting machines after TD Bank
Walmart launches app in
'A shady game': Air
Miles hiding merchandise from us, claim customers
is stealing female mannequins in Belleville, police say
Thief made no attempt to take cash or
merchandise - only mannequins
Belleville, Ont., are asking the public to help solve a rash of thefts of
female mannequins from downtown store fronts - including one case in which a
$160 prom dress was torn off the mannequin and left behind.
release from police said 11 mannequins - all female - have been stolen since
May, during five break and enters and one attempted break and enter at three
It began on Mother's Day weekend with a failed
attempt to get into Simple Elegance. On Sunday, July 24 the front door
window of the same business was again smashed and four female torso
mannequins were stolen. "It looks to be somebody has a fetish for
Retail ORC theft at Outlet in Kanata, Ottawa
On Tuesday June 21st a male attended a retail store located at the Tanger
Outlet in Kanata and committed a theft of t-shirts. The suspect selected
dozens of designer t-shirts valued at several hundred dollars total and
concealed them in a bag he was carrying. He then exited the store without
making any attempt to pay. Please view the attached photo provided by
investigator. If you know the identity of the suspect call Crime Stoppers
toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.
Camridge, ON: Three charged
with fraud and identity theft, $14K in cash seized
Things didn't go as planned for three people who embarked on
shopping trip at the Pinebush Road Best Buy store Tuesday - they were arrested
and charged with fraud-related offences soon after leaving.
Receiving a report about a fraud-in-progress from store
employees, Waterloo Regional Police officers waited for the suspects to enter
their vehicle and attempt to leave the parking lot and then conducted a traffic
stop. Inside the car, police discovered a collection of fake and forged
government documents and credit cards, along with $11,500 in Canadian cash,
$2,400 in U.S. cash and a quantity of marijuana.
Conception Bay South, NL: Store owner injured by
Kamploops, BC: Police
looking for violent shoplifter who bit RCMP officer
Rabba - Mississauga, ON
Seal Cove Grocery - Conception Bay South, NL
Ultramar - Kentville, NS
Meeting LP Demand
Carlos Bacelis, Dir. of Analytics,
As the retail shopping experience becomes more
fluid with an ever-increasing range of options and channels, LP professionals
must grapple with new demands while balancing exposure to shrink. Although the
mechanics of lost profit and theft may not have appreciably changed, the
transactional technology options available to customers certainly have. In this
Carlos Bacelis, Director of Analytics for
Walmart, discusses how they're using new technologies designed to limit the
retail giant's exposure while preserving the shopping experience.
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Did You Just Buy a
Fake at eBay?
The number of counterfeit and fake
items buyers have received from eBay Inc. sellers totals more than 400,000
listed or sold, according to a recent report. The online auction seller does
not routinely notify buyers that they may have purchased a fake, even when
eBay knows the item is counterfeit.
The counterfeit goods run the
gamut from microSDHS memory cards to topical pain killers, according to
website The Counterfeit Report, which said that it "purchased thousands of
trademarked name brand products from eBay sellers," none of which was
Other online retailers like Amazon.com Inc. Alibaba Group
Holding Ltd. and JD.com Inc. have also come under scrutiny and found wanting
by The Counterfeit Report. The biggest issue is sales from third-party
sellers, which represent all of eBay's and Alibaba's sales and more than 40%
Luxury Brands In The Age
If you're a retailer or a brand, it
seems as though eCommerce and the rise of smartphones and mobile shopping
have made your customers more cost-savvy and price-aware than ever before.
So, if you're a luxury brand or luxury goods retailer, what can you do to
compete with bargain-hunting consumers who can carry around the entire world
wide web in their pockets and always be aware of the latest sale, deal or
The study found that luxury eCommerce was "growing faster
than the retail industry at large," with online sales of luxury products
doubling from the beginning of 2014 to the beginning of 2015, according to
WBR Digital's data. During that time, about two-thirds of luxury brand
marketers saw conversion rates increase as well, due to an increased
investment in digital advertising and the advent of highly targeted or
personalized ad campaigns. Nor should price be viewed as a hindrance for
luxury brands' ability to "compete" in any market against off-brand products
or fast-fashion competitors, according to a study from Deloitte, entitled "The Luxury Opportunity."
Amazon Q2 net sales up 31%, Prime Day "Biggest
Ever" up 60%
GPS anti-theft device leads
Pasco deputies to ORC trio - Saks shoplifting suspects
WESLEY CHAPEL, FL - Three woman suspected in a retail theft at the Tampa Premium
Outlet Mall are in custody, each facing multiple theft charges.
County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Toccara Huff, Ayanna Palacio and
Sharhonda Pedroso Tuesday. Deputies said the women entered Saks Fifth Avenue and
ran out with $1,539.78 worth of merchandise. Investigators caught up with the
woman 15 minutes later, about 8 miles away.
Deputies used an anti-theft
tracking device that was attached to merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue. "It was
a complete surprise to them," Sgt. Richard Jones said.
Deputies said this is the first time they've caught suspects using a GPS
tracker. "Obviously criminals will be more creative in committing crimes, so
obviously, law enforcement, loss prevention have to be just as creative in
catching those criminals," Jones said.
"They were giving us minute by
minute locations on where the property was," he added. "We have to do what we
can to prevent the crime, so it should be looked at as a deterrent as well."
I think that's pretty awesome. I think it's gonna help stores find thieves. I
think it's an example of technology, you know helping out everybody," Cangeme
Deputies said the women were in possession of all the
merchandise from Saks Fifth, as well as merchandise from Pacific Sunwear and
Hollister. Deputies said the trio utilized a rental car from Advantage Rentals
and booster bags. The women are suspected in thefts in other counties.
New York ORC Gang Hitting
Apple Stores in the Midwest
Seventh New Yorker charged in attempted Apple Store
fraud in Chicago area- $10k recovered
sheriff's detectives learned that New York crime ring had brought their
enterprise targeting Apple stores to the Midwest. They were trying to make
fraudulent purchase at various Chicago area stores using fake and stolen IDs and
credit card numbers of victims throughout the country, according to the
Deputies arrested Simone L. Signorelli, 22, of
Palisades, N.Y., who was subsequently charged with burglary, identity theft,
possession of a counterfeit credit card and use of a fraudulent ID to commit
theft, all felonies, police said.
On Monday, sheriff's police announced
six people from New York were charged in "an organized criminal enterprise"
during which fraudulent transactions allegedly were attempted at the Deer Park
store, authorities said. Between last Wednesday and Sunday, six people allegedly
tried to commit fraud at the store. The six were arrested and charged.
Authorities successfully recovered more than $10,000 worth of stolen
Apple products from the alleged suspects.
ORC gang member gets three
yr's prison for stealing P-O-S machines & processing $215,000 in refunds
According to court documents, Walker conspired with others from July to
September 2014 to steal point-of-sale machines from various Twin Cities
businesses, including bowling alleys and liquor stores. They then used these
machines to process fake "refunds" from the businesses. Prosecutors say Walker
and his co-conspirators used the stolen machines to create 275 unauthorized
refunds totaling more than $215,000.
Michigan Credit Card Cloning
Gang of 4 indicted
Indicted this week was a group
of Michigan men arrested at a Steuben County store this month, caught with phony
credit cards and credit card making equipment.
Marcellous Willis of Canton, Michigan; Aaron Rayshawn Mays, 21, of Detroit;
Donriko Ruemondo Goosby, 21, of Detroit; and Lawrence Andrew Hill, 21, of
Detroit were all indicted in connection with the scheme. They were indicted on
multiple counts, including conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and possession
of 15 or more fraudulent credit cards. Mays and Willis were also indicted on a
count of possessing a credit card making machine, according to court documents. journalgazette.net
Nail polish ORC duo identified with help of social media
DDerek Michael-Herbert Hilland a female accomplice stole about 180 bottles of
nail polish worth about $1,600 in two trips to the CVS in December of 2015 and
January of this year. "On June 16, 2016 LOPD Investigators received a tip
from a family member that recognized both suspects after recently viewing the
suspect images from a social media post," the police report stated. "Based on
information obtained from the family member the male suspect was identified as
Derek Michael-Herbert Hill, a 26-year old resident of Utica, and the female, a
30-year-old resident of Farmington Hills."
Wesley Chapel, FL: Three
women arrested for $1,500 Saks shoplifting; Trio suspected for thefts at several
stores in multiple counties
Serial Speedway Thief Hits Multiple Stores
& Times in Cleveland
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TX: Security guard killed in robbery, shooting at strip center
What came in to police as a report of a robbery and
shooting is now a homicide investigation. The seemingly inconspicuous vacant
shop that reads "for lease" was anything but. A peak inside the back door shows
a row of gaming machines; authorities said this is game room and the person
working security is now dead. Authorities said around 3:15 Thursday afternoon a
suspect came in to rob the place and ended up getting into a shootout with the
security guard. Both the suspect and security guard were hit in the hail of
gunfire and taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. That's where the security guard
later died, leaving businesses at this shopping strip shaken. That suspect who
was also hit in the leg, was able to get away with another suspect who was
waiting in a getaway truck.
Mobile, AL: Two teens shot at Toulminville
Mobile Police are
investigating the shootings of two teenagers that occurred late Thursday
afternoon at DB Discount Food Store in Toulminville. According to Mobile Police,
an 16-year-old girl was shot in the back. We're told she's in the hospital with
non-life-threatening injuries. Officers say a 19-year-old male was shot multiple
times in his chest and face and was taken to the hospital.She explained the man
bought something from the store and the shooting happened as he walked out. She
says he ran back in panicking.
Modesto, CA: Off-duty officer shoots knife-wielding
man at Costco store
A 61-year-old man
suspected of having a knife inside a Costco supermarket in Modesto was
critically injured Thursday when an off-duty officer shot him outside of the
store, police said. Officers were dispatched after reports came in of a man
armed with a knife inside the store, said Modesto Three hundred to 400 customers
were shopping at the time of the incident, he said. While officers were en
route, police learned an off-duty department of corrections officer shot the man
at least once. It was not clear what events led to the shooting.
Myrtle Beach, SC: Woman
shot, injured in mall parking lot
UPDATE: Corpus Christi, TX: Man takes life
sentence for murder of convenience store clerk
Robberies & Thefts
NM: Thousands of dollars in guns now in the wrong hands after store theft
A whole lot of guns and gear are in the wrong hands Thursday after a
furiously-fast break-in at an Albuquerque gun shop. It's clear a determined
breed of thief hit Butch's Guns on Wednesday night -- sawing through a fortress
of protection to get inside. Two minutes is how long it took an organized band
of thieves to pull off quite the robbery at the shop Wednesday night. Grainy
surveillance video gives a glimpse at one of the henchmen behind the heist; a
figure wearing a full face mask knocks down a security camera. The heist gutted
Segura's inventory, along with thousands of dollars in gun-building equipment.
It's the second time his shop has been hit in just three weeks -- a spike in
crime he says could put him out of business.
GA: Robber drops from ceiling of grocery store and demands money
Workers at a south Macon grocery store were startled after a robber fell out of
the ceiling and onto the ground on Thursday. The workers were preparing to open
Preferida store at when the man fell from the drop ceiling, according to Bibb
County Sheriff's Office. The man demanded money.A worker told 13WMAZ she was in
the store with her young daughter during the robbery. She said she was terrified
and had someone carry the child to a safe location. The were no injuries,
according to a sheriff's office news release.
Habra, CA: Man goes on smash-n-grab burglary spree, several locations hit
AAuthorities say grainy surveillance footage caught a man wearing shorts early
Thursday inside four restaurants hit in a rapid succession of smash-and-grab
burglaries in La Habra and Whittier. Each time, the male burglar entered by
breaking a glass window or a door. The suspect made out with hundreds of dollars
in stolen cash and left behind hundreds of dollars in damages.
TN: Pair caught stealing $2,500 in merchandise from Walmart
Police said a pair of shoplifting suspects were taken into custody Wednesday
after trying to steal $2,500 worth of merchandise from the Alcoa
Wal-Mart.Jessica Jeanielle Green and Joseph David Tillman were each arrested on
charges of conspiracy to shoplift over $1,000 and theft by shoplifting over
$1,000. Green was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and Tillman
was charged with criminal trespassing and served with a warrant for theft by
shoplifting less than $500 in connection with a prior incident at the Maryville
Bedford, IN: Homeless man arrested after stealing,
huffing air duster from Walgreens
JB Robinson in the Dimond Center mall,
Anchorage, AK, reported a Grab & Run on 7/28, merchandise valued at $2,600
Broward County, FL: Robbery spree suspect
arrested at several armed holdups
Littlefield, TX: Police nab man for Walmart
Court Upholds $2.1M Food
Stamp Fraud Restitution Order for C-Store Operators
Arizona authorities say a court has upheld a more than $2 million
restitution order in a food stamps fraud case. A Glendale couple was
sentenced in April 2015 and ordered to repay the stolen funds. They were
accused of fraudulently charging the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance
Program for cash and split the money with the SNAP recipient.
Prosecutors say about $2.3 million in illegal transactions occurred at the
store between November 2010 and March 2014. Bernard Le-Uh owns Nicben
African Caribbean Market Plus along with his wife and he challenged the
Star of the Lionsgate
series "Money & Violence," busted with cloned cards and $15,000 shopping
The actor in a web series about crime on the
hard-scrabble streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn, was arrested for using fake
credit cards to go on a nearly $15,000 shopping spree at a Queens clothing
store, officials said Thursday.
Nanawoods Napolean, 27 was hit with
multiple grand larceny, identity theft and forgery charges after cops found
him with 29 fake credit cards under different names, police sources said.
After tracking down the people who appeared on Napolean's plastic,
investigators found none had lost their cards. The numbers had been stolen
and placed on fake Capital One credit cards, according to court documents.
rescued off Cuban coast by Disney cruise ship plead guilty to credit-card
fraud charges in New Orleans
credit card thieves can blame their federal convictions in New Orleans on
the company whose mascot is Mickey Mouse.
Juliet Estrada Perez, Luis
Rivera Garcia and Jesus Enrique Gonzalez Torres all pleaded guilty to
charges of identity theft and conspiracy to commit credit card fraud in
front of U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown on Thursday, about
three months after a passing Disney cruise ship plucked the defendants from
waters between Florida and Cuba.
In April, Rivera and Estrada were
arrested in Florida on similar fraud charges and were subsequently released.
They then joined Gonzalez in trying to reach Cuba, but their boat capsized.
They were rescued by the cruise liner Disney Fantasy and were turned over to
authorities and returned to New Orleans to face the federal charges there.
Rockland County, NY: 3 accused of selling
$50,000 in counterfeit merchandise
raids conducted by Rockland County authorities have netted more than $50,000
worth of counterfeit designer merchandise and resulted in three arrests,
authorities said Thursday. Authorities said they seized 277 items, including
handbags, fragrances, clothing, watches, other jewelry, sunglasses and wallets.
3 Cubans living in
Florida admit skimming scam at Louisiana gas pumps
Federal prosecutors say three Cubans who had been living in Florida have
pleaded guilty in a plot to put card skimming devices on gas pumps in the
New Orleans area.
2 ATM Skimmers found in Hickory, N.C.
Two gas station skimming devices found
in Louisville, KY
Man using cloned cards at ATM's in
Stuart, FL - last seen outside Publix
Career Skimmer Gets 70 Months in a US Prison for
Stealing $900,000 Across Five States
AATM Skimmer Caught in Real-Time by Security
Arcade News - Santa Fe, NM - Robbery
Boost Mobile - Buffalo, NY - Burglary/Smash
Butch's Gun Shop - Albuquerque, NM -
California Sushi - La Habra, CA - Burglary
Casa Olvera - Whittier, CA - Burglary
CVS - Kennesaw, GA - Armed Robbery
DB Discount Food Store - Toulminville, AL -
Discount Mart - Rockford, IL - Armed
Family Dollar - Cleveland, OH -
Burglary/Smash & Grab
Ganem Jewewlers - Phoenix, AZ - Robbery
JB Robinson - Anchorage, AK - Robbery/Smash & Grab
Jiffy Mini Mart - Terre Haute, IN - Robbery
Little Caesar's - Fayetteville, NC - Armed
My Pizza Pub - La Habra, CA - Burglary
Route 66 Donuts - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Shell - Felda, FL - Armed Robbery
Shockoe Valley Market - Richmond, VA - Armed Robbery
Taco Grill - Whittier, CA - Burglary
Turkey Hill - Scranton, PA - Robbery
Walgreens - Cleveland, TX - Armed Robbery
Wilson & Son Jewelers - Mount Kisco, NY -
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