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Other Upcoming Events
Chicago Cyber Security Summit
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Stephen O'Keefe will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's RCC Loss Prevention Conference

Stephen O'Keefe is an external consultant on contract with Retail Council of Canada who advises on the many aspects of loss prevention affecting shrinkage and profitability for retailers. He has 30 years of experience working directly with some of the largest retailers in Canada such as Sears, Hudson's Bay and, for the last 15 years, he was as Vice President of Loss Prevention and Risk Management with Walmart Canada. At Walmart, Stephen was also a key member of the Global team dealing with Mergers and Acquisitions which exposed him to many different countries and different Loss Prevention programs and philosophies.

Stephen advises Loss Prevention professionals in the areas of refund fraud, organized crime, restorative justice and various legislative issues. Most recently he helped retailers deal with a very restrictive law dealing with Privacy. For a number of years, organizations were not allowed to share details related to criminal activity. With his help, in June 2015, a law was passed allowing for the sharing of information under specific guidelines now outlined in PIPEDA (Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act).

With Stephen's experience and current network of professionals, he can easily explain complex legislation and best practices information to retailers who may not have the infrastructure to create their own program from the ground up.



Stay tuned for more speaker and session announcements to come!

Visit RCCLPConference.ca for full information and to view the conference agenda.


After the Conference, Join Us for Golf!
You work hard everyday, pushing the limits of your business to achieve success. Spend September 30th at one of Ontario's finest golf courses for Retail Council of Canada's Annual Golf Tournament. Enjoy 18 holes of Golf on the Spectacular South Course of Angus Glen, the only course that's host the PGA Tour's Canadian Open twice! A great way to connect and relax with other professionals after RCC's LP Conference. Register here!



 





Is Walmart passing its crime buck to local governments?
Given all of the press Walmart's gotten this week one LP executive, who has extensive experience in the Tulsa market, submitted their response to the specific market issues.

An LP Executive's Response - Not a Walmart associate

Tulsa's LP Reality - LP's Real Life Story in Tulsa
Scrapping away the hype and looking at it from a real-life LP perspective. Tulsa's retail real-life police and crime story from an LP executive's perspective.

Earlier this week, Bloomberg published an article that referenced the Wal-Mart in Tulsa, OK. That article indulged in two of modern journalism's favorite pastimes:
1) Sensationalizing a local issue to whip up populist anger, and
2) Beating up on Wal-Mart

Don't believe me? When was the last article you read that cast anything relating to Wal-Mart in a positive light?

The article highlights the high number of call volumes at some Wal-Mart supercenters due to shoplifting and other crimes. What is lacking is any context.

The Wal-Mart mentioned in the article is the farthest north big box store in Tulsa. The next closest are about 2 miles further south. It is an island of retail in a sea of blight. North Tulsa has no retail to speak of, other than dollar stores (which are getting stolen from so often that they hired off-duty Tulsa Police). The police presence hasn't really curtailed the theft - as much as it has moved it to the stores that aren't covered by officers. Every grocery store that has opened for the last 10 years within 4 miles of there has closed because of unsustainable theft.

Read more here

*LP Executive's name withheld

FirstRespondersDay.org
A National First Responders Day
Since 2013, ONE man has been pushing Congress to formally recognize the contributions of First Responders in our community. Andrew Collier, brother of slain MIT police officer Sean Collier who gave his life protecting his community during the Boston marathon bombing tragedy, has been lobbying Congress to designate ONE day to recognize the contribution and sacrifice of First Responders across America - a National First Responders Day.

Inspired by Andrew's determined efforts and on behalf of First Responders across America, Hooters has partnered with the National Association of Police Organizations, the National Black Police Association and Thankyoufirstresponder.org to launch FirstRespondersDay.org. ONE website where Americans can express our gratitude and share our support for First Responders and sign a petition formally requesting that Congress pass, and the President sign, legislation creating a National First Responders Day.

The drive to secure ONE million petition signatures has become a grassroots movement to make National First Responders Day a reality. MLB Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, politician and activist Ambassador Andrew Young, ESPN football analyst Jon Gruden, and NASCAR driver Greg Biffle are among the many supporters who encourage Americans to sign the petition. restaurantnews.com

Target, other retailers answer Louisiana's call for help after 'Great Flood of 2016'
Target said Friday it will donate $400,000 to assist Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities affected. Target reached out to local food banks to donate more than $100,000 of food, and is partnering with local non-profits throughout the area to distribute $20,000 in Target gift cards for necessary supplies for recovery efforts currently underway. Target said it will also initiate a team member matching program, where the company will donate up to an additional $50,000 to the American Red Cross.

Wal-Mart Stores already announced $500,000 toward Louisiana flood relief efforts, as did Lowe's, and Home Depot donated $700,000. chainstoreage.com

There are 1.2 million missing retail workers because Amazon's so good
1 Online Worker at $27.14 an hour = 4 Store Workers at $17.92 an hour ea.

Internet sellers such as Amazon, eBay and Newegg are so good at what they do that there are 1.2 million fewer people working in the retail industry now than would be the case if online stores didn't exist, an analysis suggests.

J.P. Morgan analyst Michael Feroli says online sellers are so much more productive at selling goods than brick-and-mortar stores that there's less need for workers. Sales revenue per online employee is more than four times as high as what a traditional retail worker generates: $1,267,000 vs. $279,000.

That's not to say online shopping has destroyed 1.2 million jobs, Feroli notes. It just means that the shift toward internet sales has boosted productivity to the point that companies can get by with fewer employees. Productivity among online sellers surged 6% in 2015, according to government data. Overall U.S. productivity rose a tepid 0.8% last year.

Some of those productivity gains have flowed to some employees at online sites. Hourly pay of online retail employees averaged $27.14 in June, well above the retail industry average of $17.92. Internet stores pay some of the highest wages in the retail space.

In 2016, the percentage of Americans who work in retail slipped to 11% from 11.6% in 2000. It hasn't been that low since 1975, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.

 

Where have all the people who might have worked in retail gone? Some might not be working at all - the percentage of Americans in the workforce is near a four-decade low - but others may have ended up in different parts of the economy.

One obvious alternative is warehouses and shipping. Yet employment in that sector is only 335,000 higher compared to its prerecession peak.  marketwatch.com

Dick's Sporting Goods Announces Acquisition Of Affinity Sports

Neiman Marcus cuts corporate 80 jobs


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Foot Locker Q2 comp's up 4.7%, sales up 5%
Ross Stores Q2 comp's up 4%, sales up 7%
Hibbett Sports Q2 comp's up 0.8%, sales up 3.9%
New York & Co. Q2 comp's up 0.3%, sales down 1.2%
Stein Mart Q2 comp's down 1.4%, sales up 2.6%
Gap Inc. Q2 comp's down 2%, sales down 1.3%
     Gap Global comp's down 3%
     Banana Republic comp's down 9%
     Old Navy comp's flat
Stage Stores Q2 comp's down 9.8%, sales down 11.2%
The Buckle Q2 comp's down 10.8%, sales down 10.1%

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7-Eleven Plays Key Role in Putting Ohio
ATM Burglars Behind Bars

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, 11 men were indicted for a recent rash of ATM thefts that included Cleveland-area 7-Eleven stores.

"This group really made a significant impact on our stores," said Investigations Specialist Mike Aldridge. "This group was organized and knew what they were doing. They went after many of our stores this year, and law enforcement believes the crew is responsible for 50-100 ATM thefts at several different retailers over the last five years."

Asset Protection Specialist Marcia Foertsch in the Appalachian Zone led the charge by quickly investigating the incidents and communicating to all appropriate business partners, including Franchisees and store managers in the area where the crimes were occurring.

"Arrests like this are possible because of the great cooperative relationship we have with our stores," Foertsch said. "Law enforcement partnerships again proved invaluable, and we were able to quickly share the evidence from the incidents at our locations to help establish the scope of these crimes. Being proactive with law enforcement helps them do their jobs better and, as a result, better protect the communities we both serve."

The SSC AP Investigations team also played a pivotal role.

"Based on the quick reporting from the stores, our team was able to confirm that the same individuals were responsible for each of the burglaries," said Corporate Investigations Supervisor Lauren Freede. "Surveillance video was retained at the SSC and then provided to law enforcement, which proved to be crucial in identifying the individuals and ultimately leading to an arrest."

The AP team reviews and investigates all serious incidents that occur in the more than 8,600 stores in the United States and Canada. Real-time AP Alerts are generated and sent out to keep stores informed of criminal activity occurring in their areas. The information is also shared with local law enforcement agencies and Organized Retail Crime Associations throughout the country.

If convicted, the suspects face at least 19 years in prison. Additional criminal charges are pending.



 

Eddie Bauer hacked - All North American Stores Infected
Clothing store chain Eddie Bauer said today it has detected and removed malicious software from point-of-sale systems at all of its 350+ stores in North America, and that credit and debit cards used at those stores during the first six months of 2016 may have been compromised in the breach. The acknowledgement comes nearly six weeks after KrebsOnSecurity first notified the clothier about a possible intrusion at stores nationwide.

Eddie Bauer - working with the FBI and an outside computer forensics firm - had detected and removed card-stealing malware from cash registers at all of its locations in the United States and Canada.

The retailer says it believes the malware was capable of capturing credit and debit card numbers from customer transactions made at all 350 Eddie Bauer stores in the United States and Canada between January 2, 2016 to July 17, 2016. The company emphasized that this breach did not impact purchases made at the company's online store eddiebauer.com. krebsonsecurity.com

In the Bitcoin Era, Ransomware Attacks Surge
Digital currency, better software help hackers hold data hostage

Ransomware dates to the late 1980s, but attacks spiked this year amid the growing use of bitcoin and improved encryption software.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, ransomware attacks have quadrupled this year from a year ago, averaging 4,000 a day, most of which go unreported. Typical ransomware payments range from $500 to $1,000, according to cyberrisk data firm Cyence Inc., but some hackers have demanded as much as $30,000. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles paid roughly $17,000 to unlock files in February, following an attack that crippled a large portion of the hospital's computer systems.

Including other costs, such as lost productivity and staff time to recover files, the Justice Department said ransomware attacks cost victims $209 million in the first three months of the year, an average of about $333,000 per incident, based on complaints that it has received. That is up from a total of $24 million for all of 2015, or about $10,000 per infection, the Justice Department said.

Another factor is the increasing use and stability of bitcoin, the digital currency. Bitcoin is now the preferred payment method of most ransomware infections because it allows users to send and receive money from anywhere in the world, often anonymously.

One university chief security officer said he purchased two bitcoin "mining" machines, which generate bitcoin on their own by performing the complex calculations that allow the bitcoin financial network to operate. Since January, he has been using these systems to stockpile bitcoin, just in case he needs to quickly recover a critical computer. He spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid making his employer a ransomware target. wsj.com




 

Nedap Releases, "Winning Over the CFO: A Practical Guide for Loss Prevention Executives"

By Rob Schuurman, CEO, Nedap Retail and
Patrick O'Leary, GM, Nedap Retail Americas

Loss Prevention professionals know what it takes to fight Organized Retail Crime, prevent shoplifting and employee theft. They need modern, intelligent systems to stay ahead of the curve! But what does it take to get budgetary approval from the CFO and other senior executives? Look no further! We interviewed experienced loss prevention and C-level executives and compiled their advice into this 18-page eBook. It is packed with practical tips from beginning to end covering topics such as:
 

>  How to approach the budget discussion with your CFO

>  What pressures and concerns keep them up at night
>  How to find common ground
>  How to speak the CFO language
>  What ROI factors should to be considered
>  How to handle common boardroom objections
>  Next steps for building the business case

So, what are you waiting for? Download the eBook here.

About Nedap
Nedap is a manufacturer of intelligent technological solutions for relevant themes. Sufficient food for a growing population, clean drinking water throughout the world and smart networks for sustainable energy are just a couple of examples of themes Nedap is working on. It has a continual focus on technology that matters. Nedap was established in 1929, has been listed on the stock exchange since 1947 and, with more than 720 employees, Nedap is active around the world.




 





 

Reminder: Register to attend the Retail Council of
Canada's LP Conference on Sept. 29

This is a special reminder to register for the 2016 RCC Loss Prevention Conference. Now more than ever, loss prevention & security are at front of mind for retailers across Canada. With both digital and physical threats on the rise, it is crucial to stay up to date on the latest trends, issues, threats and strategies to combat crime and stay safe in the retail environment. This year's event is taking place at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON on September 29th.

More information about the event and registration can be found at the conference website.

Canadian Police Association Endorses Citizen-Monitoring Law
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) has passed a resolution mandating the group advocate for a law that would force people to provide electronic passwords to police with judge's consent.

CACP President Chief Clive Weighill and Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau, noted the reasons behind the decision.

"Police services across the world are facing new challenges and threats related to technological developments and the criminal innovation that has ensued," said Bordeleau. "[We are looking for] a way forward that helps us fuse traditional policing with modern day cyber-activity."

In Canada, the recent Osterman Research Study reported that 44 of 125 Canadian companies interviewed suffered a ransomware attack in the past 12 months of which 33 of the victims paid a ransom that was between $1,000 and $50,000 in order to regain stolen data.

But Jacob Ginsberg, senior director of Echoworx, told Infosecurity that a law of this nature would remove protection and privacy from law abiding citizens. infosecurity-magazine.com

Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) Notifies 170 Store Employees of Layoffs
In November 2015, the Sask. Party government said it would convert 40 government liquor stores to private liquor retailers. The plan also calls for a dozen new private stores. "In most circumstances, we won't be closing any of our stores until the private operator is ready to open their store." cbc.ca

Performance Sports Group under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
This week, the company said it has initiated an internal investigation into its books and has delayed filing its audited year-end financial results. But its loan agreements require the company to submit its statements by Aug. 15, raising questions as to whether it will default on its debt.

In a bid to slash costs, PSG has reduced the size of its work force by 15 per cent and started to restructure the organization. Chief executive officer Kevin Davis left the company in March, and the share price has fallen 83 per cent so far this year. theglobeandmail.com

Canada Retail Sales Edge Down in June
Canadian retail sales fell unexpectedly in June due to weaker sales at food, beverage and general merchandise stores. The value of retail sales fell 0.1% in June to a seasonally adjusted 44.14 billion Canadian dollars ($34.57 billion), Statistics Canada said Friday. wsj.com

Canada, Wal-Mart's comp's up 1.1% Q2 - Positive 9 Straight Quarters

Aritzia Files for Toronto IPO

London marijuana dispensary raided six days after opening

Starting Next Week, Canadian Push Will Appear on Wednesdays Only 
 
 

Windsor, ON: Windsor Police Arrest Alleged Tim Hortons and Shopper's Drug Mart Robber
On Wednesday, August 17th Windsor Police were dispatched to a robbery that just occurred at Shopper's Drug Mart. Investigation revealed that the female suspect entered the store and went directly to the pharmacy counter. She allegedly passed a note to the employee demanding narcotics and money and threatened that she was in possession of a firearm. An employee could see she had no weapon and advised another employee to call the police. The suspect attempted to leave but the employee held her until police arrived.

Through the investigation police found that she was the same alleged suspect from the robbery at Tim Horton's. Angela Quienty, a 35-year-old female from Amherstburg is charged with two counts of robbery and breach of recognizance. windsorite.ca

Kingston Police catch Loblaws shoplifter, discover arrest warrants for him under different identity

Calgary police say card skimming more common at pumps


Robberies and Burglaries

General Store - Quilchena, BC - Burglary
7-Eleven - Burnaby, BC - Armed Robbery
 




Active Shooter Response:
Are You Ready?

Debbie Maples, VP Global LP & Corp. Security, Gap Inc.

Active shooter events in a retail or restaurant location present unique challenges: customers are present and need to be protected, colleagues and employees may behave differently under stress, or the physical layout of the space could impact your ability to hide or escape. No single answer exists for what to do, but a survival mindset can increase the odds of surviving. Debbie Maples, VP of Global Loss Prevention & Corporate Security, Gap Inc., shares the current thinking and best practices to ensure your organization and store teams are prepared.

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LPNN Quick Take #10

Jon Grander, VP, Asset and Revenue Management, Caleres, previews his upcoming LPNN session on Civil Unrest. Jon shares the lessons learned after his company's headquarters were affected by the 2014 Ferguson protests and riots.
 

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Say Hello To The New Kids On The Fraudster Block
In the new Fraudster Profile Podcast Series, Karen Webster is joined by Gilit Saporta, who helps us to identify and break down the characteristics and personas within the diverse and ever-growing group of cybercriminals. The latest installment focuses on a very surprising segment: teen fraudsters.

"With teenagers, we don't believe that these guys are thinking of themselves as fraudsters to begin with," Saporta explained. Many teenagers today own smartphones and have an internet connection, so they essentially have the world in the palm of their hands. With this type of access, they can quickly and easily take up what they think to be a "cool pastime," such as using stolen credit card credentials to make purchases from their favorite game or seeing how many pizzas they can order before anyone notices.

Though the threat posed by teen fraudsters places them on the lower end of the cybercriminal totem pole, the abundance of resources and support from the organized cyber ecosystem can still make them a problem for merchants. But the riskiest aspect of teen fraudsters is the fact that their activities can be very difficult to detect.

The first step for analysts to differentiate between the legit behavior and the fraudulent behavior of teens is to try to walk a mile in the fraudster's shoes and to really picture themselves as that teenager looking to commit fraud, intentionally or unintentionally. Saporta said that while seeing fraud committed at the teenage level is not a new phenomenon, it is one that continues to evolve and grow. Over the last five years in particular, she's noted that teens are moving from simply using family members as a source for stolen credit cards to going online to find stolen credentials. It's no wonder this trend has emerged, especially with the onslaught of data breaches in recent years that have made compromised payment data more accessible than ever before. pymnts.com

Schooling parents in the art of safe online shopping
As parents prepare for the inevitable back-to-school rush, there is a flurry of shopping and bargain hunting for everything from the traditional pens, paper and backpacks, to larger, more expensive items, such as tablets and laptops.

And, as many parents take to the Internet in search of bargains to appease budgets, the risk of being exposed to online fraud and counterfeit products increases.

Here are a few top tips for savvy shoppers to consider when searching for bargains online.

Price: Counterfeiters are wising up and realising that sometimes it can be more convincing the less the item is reduced. Search around for the recommended retail price (RRP) and even if the item only has a small discount, such as 20%, it is worth checking other elements of the website to see if they stack up.

The site itself: Although some websites look professional at first glance, counterfeiters aren't always so careful about the 'About' or 'FAQ' page. Check these sections and make sure you look at the delivery details and note where the company is based, does it match up with the company's details?

Secure payment: Any time you are asked for login details, or encouraged to enter your credit card details, the page should be protected by a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection.

Return and privacy policies: A bona fide seller should provide an option of how to cancel orders and where to return goods. Counterfeiters won't usually invest the time to craft a clear, strong privacy policy, so if there isn't one on the website, be warned.

Check the web address: Impersonation of a brand's website and what is referred to as 'cybersquatting' are on the rise. When doing an initial search for the brand name, check the link and look out for spelling mistakes on both the website and the URL address. If the address begins with https://, the 's' tells you it's a secure site.

Online marketplaces: Even if the marketplace itself is a brand you know, check reviews of the seller or try find any forum chats and speak to other retailers before placing that order. retailrisk.com
 

E-commerce accounts for 21% of Victoria's Secret's revenue in Q2

Global e-commerce increased 11.8% for Wal-Mart

Target grows its buy online, pick up in store business 50%








Polk County, FL: Sheriff's Office arrests 4 on racketeering charges after nearly $179,000 worth of thefts
Four Jacksonville residents are in custody and three more are being sought in connection with the theft of electronics totaling $178,929 from Wal-Mart stores through the Southeast, including five Polk County cities. They have been charged with conspiracy to engage in racketeering, grand theft and conspiracy to commit grand theft. A racketeering charge is a first-degree felony and carries up to 30 years in prison if defendants are convicted. Statewide, there were thefts at Wal-Marts in 26 counties. theledger.com

Mass. Home Depot Ex-Con Pleads Guilty to Hitting Them Again for $35k
A Massachusetts man who already served time in prison for defrauding Home Depot has admitted doing it again. The U.S. attorney's office says 56-year-old Robert Dooley, of Salem, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Boston federal court to 10 counts of wire fraud. Authorities say he took items off the shelves and brought them to the return desk in exchange for store credit. He admitted defrauding the store of more than $35,000.

Dooley was sentenced in 2007 to five years in prison after being convicted of defrauding Atlanta-based Home Depot of more than $330,000 in a similar scheme. valleymorningstar.com

CC Fraud Female Duo Busted in Clarksville, In.
Two women were arrested in Clarksville Indiana and are currently in Clark County Jail for perpetuating and running a highly successful fake credit card ring. The women's modus operendi was to buy iPhones with the stolen credit cards, fence them and sell them for cash, and then load the cash on to different gift cards which they would then use for their own purchases.

Interestingly enough, the police have found that the two women are not friends; in fact, they only met each other less than a week ago. The Secret Service has been called in to investigate this case, especially because all the credit cards and licenses have the names of real people, people whose identities these women stole.  myinforms.com

CC Fraud Gang Member gets 1.5 to 3 yrs state prison in NY
Jamal L. Brayboy, 38, pleaded guilty in June to attempted criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, for a December arrest at the Million Dollar Half-Mile outlet centers. Police said he was part of a group that was trying to use stolen credit cards to buy gift cards at stores, but police were called by a suspicious store employee. He has a prior felony robbery conviction in Westchester County, for which he was on parole at the time of his local arrest. poststar.com

Two arrested with ten fake credit cards in Midwest City, Okla. - Hitting Sam's Club stores
Both Ashley Mark and Tiarie Hall are accused of trying to use the fake credit card numbers at the Midwest City Sam's Club and at Sam's Club stores in Tulsa, Norman and Moore. okcfox.com

Victoria's Secret Pink hit for $1,700 in merchandise in Grab & Run
Two men took little time stealing merchandise from a West Towne Mall boutique Tuesday night, grabbing over $1,700 worth of goods in less than a minute before fleeing on foot. The retail theft happened at about 6:30 p.m. at Victoria's Secret Pink. "A manager said the corporate office believes the same men are responsible for thousands of dollars worth of thefts at Pink stores in Wisconsin and Illinois," said Madison Police spokesman Joel DeSpain. madison.com

East Caln Township, PA: Wegmans detains 2 women in $1,630 Credit Card/ Gift Card Scheme
On Aug. 9, Police received a report that the credit cards the two women reportedly used to purchase various gift cards, including Old Navy, Macy's, iTunes and Nike, were fraudulent with the purchases totaling $1,630. dailylocal.com

Denville, NJ: Walgreen shoplifter hit several times in one day: $1,600 of merchandise recovered
On Aug. 10, police received a call about a man shoplifting from Walgreens on West Main Street. Police found Angel Collazo, 38, at a Sunoco gas station on Route 46. Police found the proceeds of the thefts inside his vehicle and the ensuing investigation revealed Collazo had walked in and out of Walgreens with items hidden in his pants several times, stealing about $1,600 worth of merchandise. dailyrecord.com

Hanover, MD: Police release Photo of Old Navy shoplifters who assaulted Loss Prevention
Anne Arundel County Police have released images of shoplifting suspects who allegedly stole items from a store at Arundel Mills mall and used pepper spray on a security guard. The encounter happened Aug. 8 at the Old Navy store in the mall. patch.com

Sumter County, FL: Walgreens Pharmacy Tech busted for theft of nearly 1000 pills
A Deputy was called Monday to the Walgreens on Bella Cruz Drive where a Regional Manager reported that 508 Alprazolam and 430 Hydrocodone pills were missing. The regional manager indicated that a pharmacy technician, 21-year-old Jaquila Kelley, was suspected of taking the pills. The deputy questioned Kelley who admitted she had taken pills from the pharmacy on five occasions. villages-news.com


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Shootings

Raleigh, NC: FBI to analyze recording of Crabtree Valley Mall 'gunfire'
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a panic at a Raleigh shopping mall last weekend, and the FBI will now be assisting in that effort, police said Thursday. The Raleigh Police Department has submitted a recording of sounds that people thought was gunfire inside Crabtree Valley Mall on Saturday afternoon to an FBI laboratory for analysis. There's no timeframe for when the analysis will be complete, police said. Twenty-one people were injured in the chaos as shoppers and workers ran from the food court area, including 12 who had to be taken to local hospitals, according to Wake County EMS officials. wral.com

Arlington, TX: Pharmacist shot after refusing to hand over drugs
A pharmacist in Arlington was shot Wednesday morning after he refused to hand over drugs to a suspect. Late in the afternoon, police released video from the incident at the Remco Pharmacy. khou.com


Robberies and Thefts

Update: Las Vegas, NV: Man arrested for robbery at TJ Maxx store used BB gun
The man accused of waving a gun around and causing panic at a TJ Maxx store in northwest Las Vegas was armed with a BB gun. Jason Mote was arrested Tuesday after police responded to a call of an armed gunman in a business. According to his arrest report, he had been in the store following a female customer around when he pointed a gun into the air and then at the woman's head and he began yelling. He took the woman's purse. Another customer who was trying to find her teen daughter encountered Mote and he also pointed the gun at her head and threatened to shoot her. This caused employees and patrons to run for cover or get out of the store, if possible. lasvegasnow.com



High Speed Police chase of Gun store Burglar ends in a crash
Local law enforcement arrested Travis Castro for multiple outstanding warrants, including a felony warrant for grand theft, following a vehicle pursuit that ended in Rexburg Thursday afternoon. Castro, of Idaho Falls, has not been arrested for Tuesday morning's Guns N Gear burglary. But, appropriate charges are pending a prosecutor review. Detectives recovered four guns from the truck which were stolen from Guns N Gear. The Guns N Gear burglary is still an active investigation. idahostatejournal.com




Paterson, NJ: Armed Robbers Get Locked in Boost Mobile, Crowd Watches and Laughs
A store clerk outsmarts armed robbers by trapping them inside with metal security gates in New Jersey. People called 911, but the response wasn't quick so the thieves were able to break out and get away. nbcnewyork.com





UK: England: World Duty Free employee convicted in $16,000 theft
Gatwick Airport's Policing Team and Sussex Police reported the successful conviction of a former World Duty Free employee who admitted stealing items valued at nearly $16,000 in court on August 10. Between January and July of this year the man stole high end merchandise..Michael Kors jewelry and watches, Pandora bracelets and charms, a large amount of Swarovski and a pink Radley purse. trbusiness.com

Berlin, VT: Walmart the victim of an Armed Robbery

Lamar, MO: Suspect tied to 11 Burglaries arrested

Longmont, CO: Fugitive warrant shoplifter nabbed by Police K9 outside Walmart


Credit Card Theft



El Dorado County, CA: Most Wanted felon busted at Home Depot with stolen credit cards

One of El Dorado County's most wanted felons was arrested in Sonoma County after he and an accomplice allegedly used a stolen credit card to go on a Home Depot shopping spree. The arrest of Michael Bonari, and Robert Gilliland, led Sonoma County Sheriff's deputies to a counterfeit currency operation the pair is suspected of being involved in, authorities said. At the time of his arrest, Bonari was being sought on a no-bail warrant on numerous counts of driving under the influence and violating the terms of his release 26 times. sfgate.com



Skimming

Two Skimmer Thieves - one gets 3 yr.'s fed. prison another gets indicted in Fort Myers, Fla.
Henry Alberto Fernandez Gomez, 30, was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in prison for access device credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell delivered the sentence.

According to the indictment, Rojas used stolen and unauthorized credit card information to obtain something worth over $1,000 between December 2014 and August 2015. He also used counterfeit and unauthorized access devices with account numbers from both financial institutions and individuals. Rojas also allegedly possessed a credit card skimmer in May 2014 with the intent to defraud. Gomez used stolen and unauthorized credit card information to make 27 purchases at retail establishments throughout the state between December 2014 and April 2015. On one occasion, he used the stolen credit card information to buy furniture worth approximately $3,500. fort-myers-beach-observer.com

Orlando, FL: Skimming device suspect targeted affluent Celebration neighborhood

Janesville, WI: Credit card skimmer found at gas station in Janesville

Ashtabula, OH: Credit card skimmer found at BP


Counterfeit

Los Angeles, CA: Convicted Counterfeiter Ordered to Stay Away From Fashion District for Three Years

Boost Mobile - Paterson, NJ - Robbery
Call to Arms - Denton, TX - Burglary
Cash America - El Paso, TX - Robbery
Charley's Quik Shop - Arlington, IA - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Las Vegas, NV - Shooting
Citgo - Lutz, FL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Chesterfield, VA - Robbery
Dollar General - South Bend, IN - Robbery
Family Dollar - Jacksonville, FL - Robbery
FasMart - Richmond, VA - Robbery
Good Games - Geneva, NY - Burglary
Guns N Gear - Rexburg, ID - Burglary
Hi-Tech Fuel - Arab. AL - Armed Robbery
Quik Stop - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery
Rainbow Clothing - Manchester, CT - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Newark, DE - Armed Robbery
Safeway - Sunnyside, WA - Robbery/ Assault
Skylite Fast Mart - Fayetteville, NC - Robbery
TitleMax - Highland Park, TX - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Berlin, VT - Armed Robbery
White Wing Weaponry - Denton, TX - Burglary
7-Eleven - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Armed Robbery

 






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