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Second Quarter Results for 61 Retailers Shows -0.63 Result
Over the last three weeks sixty-one retailers have released their second quarter results showing a disturbing trend for the year. As the average falls below the positive and is negative -0.63%. Here's the winners and losers.

Top 5 - Biggest Gains
1. Ulta Beauty: 14.4%
2. Canada's Indigo Books: 7.7%
3. Tuesday Morning: 6%
4. Burlington Stores: 5.4%
5. Bath & Body: 5%

Bottom 5 - Biggest Losses
1. The Buckle: -10.8%
2. Game Stop: -10.6%
3. Stage Stores: -9.8%
4. Tiffany: -9%
5. Banana Republic: -9%

Average Q2 Comp: -0.623%
Total Retailers: 61

The Great American Rip-Off
The Egyptian Cotton Shortage

The law of supply and demand fits every business model on the planet and where you have a very limited and easy to measure resource being sold by one company to the largest retailers in America its not hard to imagine the conversation and decision.

With Egypt only producing 1% of the worlds cotton and Welspun selling it to Walmart, J.C. Penney, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Macy's who sell it to the entire American population, just think how far that one percent has to be stretched. Guess it wasn't hard to substitute. The real question is how far will India and Welspun go to correct the greatest American rip-off of the century.

While it may not sound like the sexy typical crime Target's already agreed to refund $90M and that's just one retailer. The other fact is a few Welspun executives had to be in on the decision to make the substitution and what happens to them?

Top Italian Designers' Men's Collection Stolen from Showroom
High Intrigue - Was it a competitor? Inside Job?

Brunello Cucinelli's fall men's wear collection was stolen late Saturday, according to several Italian daily newspapers. A group of thieves allegedly broke into the brand's Milan showroom in Via Morimondo, located in the packed Navigli district, through a rear window and stole only the men's wear line. The women's collection was found intact when the authorities arrived on the scene on Sunday morning. wwd.com

J.C. Penney aims to be king of the mall as Macy's, Sears retreat
J.C. Penney Co. is in a surprising position more than four years after it was almost run aground by a former chief executive officer: It could be the last department store standing at your local mall.

As rivals retrench, J.C. Penney is adding new merchandise, exclusive partnerships and services to draw shoppers to its more than 1,000 stores. Sears has closed stores amid $9 billion in losses in recent years and Macy's said this month it would shutter 100 in as-yet unidentified locations -- an act likely to leave J.C. Penney as the main anchor in some malls.

"When I joined the company, my first thought was, 'Man, we've got a lot of stores to close,' " Marvin Ellison, who became president in 2014 and CEO last August, said in an interview. "It was the opposite.''

Some of J.C. Penney's most profitable locations turned out to be small stores in rural areas where the retailer pays almost no rent; two California stores opening this year will be completely funded by the landlord. Ellison's focus on mall negotiations, coupled with the changes in merchandising, are helping to move the retailer beyond $1 billion in Ebitda this year for the first time since fiscal 2012. Its stock surged 48 percent this year through Wednesday, compared with 14 percent for Macy's Inc. and a 29 percent decline at Sears Holdings Corp.

Today J.C. Penney has fewer than 10 stores that aren't making money, Ellison said. The Plano, Texas-based company's fiscal second-quarter net loss was smaller than analysts predicted, and it has outlined a path back to profitability even without achieving the $18 billion in sales it last hit in 2009. Comparable-store sales -- a key industry metric -- rose 2.2 percent last quarter. chicagotribune.com

Cold Spring Brewing Co. controller convicted of fraud
A jury has convicted a former controller at Cold Spring Brewing Co. of defrauding his employer, family and friends out of more than $680,000. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reports (http://strib.mn/2bpUIL0) that 34-year-old Adam Martin faces up to 20 years in prison for his convictions on six counts of wire fraud, 10 years for money laundering and a mandatory two years for aggravated identity theft.

Martin was controller at the central Minnesota brewery until November 2014. Prosecutors allege he diverted money from the brewery for personal expenses, including a $106,000 down payment for a house in Sartell. heraldcourier.com

Apple may take a proactive approach with future iPhone theft
recently published patent application suggests Apple may be looking to take on a more proactive approach as it relates to thefts of its mobile devices.

The patent, dubbed Biometric Capture for Unauthorized User Identification, describes a system that could capture and store biometric information in the event of one or more "trigger" conditions. The biometric data, the patent reads, could include fingerprints, images, video, audio, forensic interface use information and so on.

For example, if someone stole your iPhone, the handset could covertly snap pictures or video of the person trying to unlock the device. What's more, it could store their fingerprints and potentially compare them to an online database to try and figure out who swiped the handset. techspot.com

N.Y.'s system for driver's license photos helping to fight fraud
New York authorities say that the new, enhanced computer program for recognizing faces at the state Department of Motor Vehicles has led to more than 100 arrests since January and 900 open cases.
The system is used against identity theft and fraud and to keep high-risk drivers off the road by helping identify people applying for driver's licenses under false names.

According to the DMV, it doubles the number of measurement points mapped to each digitized driver photograph to 128, better enabling it to match existing photos in the department's database. heraldcourier.com

Why Amazon is trying out a 30-hour work week
Amazon, the online retailer, is launching a pilot program that would consist entirely of workers working for 10 hours less than full time, but with full benefits.

The new program is small, consisting of a few dozen people in a company that employs more than 225,000. But if it is successful, it could provide a new model for Amazon as well as other large companies seeking to become more competitive in a tightening labor market, and to especially attract more mothers.

What makes this experiment unusual is that every level of the teams, including managers, will be part-time. The Washington Post reports that the part-time workers would only receive 75 percent of the pay a full-time worker would receive, but they would still receive full benefits.

By allowing more benefit for less hours, Amazon hopes to tap into a potentially lucrative and more workforce of women. csmonitor.com

LAX in chaos after False Reports of an Active Shooter
Loud noise mistaken for gunfire threw Los Angeles International Airport into chaos Sunday night as passengers fled onto the tarmac, causing confusion and massive delays. Authorities have confirmed that reports of an active shooter were erroneous. today.com

Lansing, MI: Fire Crews responding to hazmat situation at Meijer Distribution Center

Target, Nike Join Others in Signing White House Equal Pay Pledge

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th opening 3 stores on Sept. 1, two north of the border

Last week's #1 article --

Director of Loss Prevention, Dollar Express Stores LL, Charlotte, N.C.
Dollar Express is the newest entrant in the dollar store segment of the retail industry. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dollar Express operates 330 Stores in 36 states. We're a start-up in the sense in that the corporate support function and all of the associated infrastructure needs to be developed, but we begin our journey with 330 store locations coast-to-coast in 36 states. Dollar Express is backed by Sycamore Partners, a leading private equity firm that specializes in retail and consumer investments.

Director of Loss Prevention at our Charlotte-based Store Support Center.  Reporting to the SVP of Operations, this position is responsible for taking a proactive approach in developing loss prevention policies that protect the assets of the Company by directing, establishing, implementing and monitoring programs that will minimize loss. dayforcehcm.com

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Drone Day Today - FAA Rules go into effect today
The Skies Will Never Look the Same Again

The Federal Aviation Administration's newly finalized regulations for the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems take effect Monday, providing operators with long-sought flexibility to fly drones for newsgathering, agricultural, land surveying, photography and other business purposes.

More than four years in the making, the FAA's highly anticipated small drone rule, known as Part 107, is a watershed change that opens up the nation's skies to certain small drones weighing 55 pounds or less by establishing guidelines for drone operation, provided operators pass a test and are vetted by the Transportation Security Administration.

With more than 3,000 potential pilots scheduled to take the aviation knowledge test provided under Part 107 and with over 20,000 operators now registered to fly commercially, I think those questions are answered, and it's a fair statement that the skies will never look the same again." law360.com

Business-Drone Rules to Take Effect
FAA officials are focused on ensuring that testing facilities are able to cope with the expected influx of tens of thousands of pilot applicants. Through the end of the decade, business uses of drones are projected to attract millions of new operators across the U.S. annually, ranging from inspecting buildings and bridges to spraying crops to searching for downed power lines.

In response, the agency has created and staffed two senior-level offices dealing exclusively with drone policy. Shortly, Mr. Huerta is about to release the names of appointees to a new industrywide advisory committee tasked with charting a course for future policies, enforcement priorities and regulatory initiatives. wsj.com

5 Things To Watch As Commercial Drone Rule Takes Off
Here are five things to keep an eye on as the commercial small drone rule takes off.

Best Practices

While the federal government has set up the guidelines for what companies and individuals will need before they take their drones out for flight, as well as the parameters for how they can actually operate those drones once outside, it hasn't really directed companies on how they should manage those procedures internally.

As a result, companies have been crafting their own policies and keeping tabs on industry best practices to steer them on the right course before they go about launching their commercial drone operations.

Limitations and Waivers

Notably, there's a plethora of operational limitations on drone flights, such as prohibitions on flights over people, nighttime operations and flights that aren't within an operator's visual line of sight.

But the final rule carves out exemptions for operators who convince the FAA they can do those activities safely. And on Friday the agency clarified that operators can apply for waivers for those and other types of operation, such as flying above 400 feet. Operators may also request a waiver of certain provisions if their operations don't quite fit under the rule's existing limitations through an online portal set go live on Monday, the FAA said.

Getting Tested

The rule applies to drones weighing under 55 pounds and requires remote pilot certificates for all operators, who will have to take a test establishing their familiarity with the restrictions and the exact designated zones where they can and can't fly drones.

Recreational v. Commercial Use

So long as they don't blur the lines between recreational use and commercial use, hobbyists should be in the clear, experts say.

An Evolving Enforcement and Privacy Regime

The FAA has also indicated that it's keen to rein in rogue drone use through strict enforcement of its new regulations. The FAA in October created a task force - made up of representatives from aviation and drone associations, as well as top executives from Amazon, Best Buy, GoPro and Google X - and asked it to come up with a streamlined registration process that properly weighs drone safety concerns. The idea behind the registry is to have drone owner information on file so that the FAA and law enforcement authorities will know whom to go after when drones are operated in an unsafe or reckless manner.

That 25-member task force released its report in November, recommending that small drones under 55 pounds be registered, a requirement that would rope in hobbyists. Commercial drone users were already required to register their unmanned aircraft when they filed for the so-called Section 333 exemption, a process that's now been replaced by the new, more streamlined Part 107 rule.

The drone registry was set up in December, and the FAA has said it's working with local law enforcement to keep tabs on drone operators.

"Enforcement is a big open question," Roberson said. "FAA doesn't have cops on the beat to make sure people are using their drones appropriately."

"It's this new technology, and people naturally imagine it's snooping on them," Ridlon said. "Maybe it's true, maybe it's not, but as more and more people get UAVs, the question will continue to be, what are the privacy implications?" law360.com


A Cinderella Story

By Will Roche

A number of year's back I had the honor of being on Microsoft's founding worldwide retail industry team. My role was to lead a team of industry professionals working with the largest retail and hospitality solution providers on the planet. Our mission was to convince them to use Microsoft's product stack and to use Microsoft's development tools when bringing new products to the market. We traveled the world working closely with these companies bringing in technical, financial and marketing resources helping to advance the cause!

We also were continuously looking for new and emerging companies who had game-changing solutions using Microsoft's .Net. There were many up and comers we engaged all wanting Microsoft to pull them out of the muck and save them from the dreaded period required to build evidence and credibility. That rarely ever happened and most of those companies disappeared after the money ran out. There were a number of companies that did survive and grow doing it the old fashioned way with hard work, superior products, and great customer service. Two that come to mind as I look out at the winners and losers in 2016 are Orckestra and Profitect. I met with both of these companies and internally supported them within Microsoft providing meager assistance with technical, financial and marketing support. Both of these companies are on a strong path of success bringing real value and a trusted partnership with their customers. I am very proud of both of these teams and their leaders!

I want to talk about Profitect in this article, but please check out Orckestra. Profitect is a Boston-based company providing predictive analytics along with machine learning and actionable alerts. Without getting into the weeds, this means instead of a few folks looking at dashboard's and reports the insights gained are turned into actionable alerts which are then followed, reported and with machine learning turned into new insights with ever more refined alerts. You and your company get smarter as more and more of your company uses the solution. It feeds off operational execution! What a novel idea!

I very recently met with the CEO and Chairman of Profitect, Guy Yehiav who I have known since my Microsoft days. There is much I could go on about what I used to call the "feeds and speeds," but you can find that out for yourself if you choose. The huge thing Guy shared is many customers (massive ones) are buying their solution. In just the last quarter Profitect signed on four new companies, six in the last four months. Additionally, these customers are evangelizing about Profitect and their solution. Watching one of Profitect video's discussing their solution with Weis markets Guy was asked to give the top reasons to buy their solution. His answers were spot on!

1) Live in days.

2) Pattern seeking, machine learning technologies to find opportunities at the lowest levels of operation not known by first level management.

3) Accountability! Actionable alerts are sent and followed up by the software.

4) ROI: The system itself can tell you what financial gains you actually made.

The big takeaway from my conversation with Guy is that Profitect's ability to grow and profit from their SaaS solution is based on the customer signing up for years two, three and four. This means if they are not great at execution then they cannot make money. Customer satisfaction is everything! Many companies sell licenses up front and let you beg for them to answer your calls. I know firsthand working for companies modeled like this and I am sure you know what I mean.

Anyone that can claw their way out of the muck and rise to the attention of this massive retail market has done something different and better. Cinderella stories like these are far and few between, but this is one which has me excited about the possibilities to truly do things that have never been done before.

Technologies That Display Products


Se-Kure Controls develops and manufactures innovative asset protection systems that maximize return on investment for its retail and industrial customers. Whether you're seeking a custom item or a standard product, they strive to keep your costs in line by controlling the manufacturing process from concept to completion. John Mangiameli, Vice President Business Development, and Greg Saputo, Director of Sales - Southeast, tell us how Se-Kure Controls ensures customer satisfaction with their reduced lead times, competitive pricing and high quality products.

LPNN Quick Take #13

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Sellers Shocked by New Amazon Brand Fee in efforts to curb Counterfeit
Amazon sellers are reeling from the news that in some cases, they must now pay $1,000 (and sometimes more) to get approval to sell branded items on the marketplace - that's $1,000 per brand approval.

Amazon confirmed it requires fees for selling certain products and categories, providing EcommerceBytes with the following statement: "We want customers to be able to shop with confidence on Amazon. We consider several factors when determining qualifications and criteria to sell certain products. For certain products and categories, Amazon requires additional performance checks, other qualification requirements, and fees."

Sellers say that when they go to list a branded item, Amazon asks them to submit required documents (purchase invoices from a manufacturer or distributor along with proof they have permission from the brand to sell its products) and to agree to pay a non-refundable fee upon approval of their application.

Amazon is feeling pressure from disappointed customers and from brands who are doing all they can to curb counterfeit and gray-market items. It would seem Amazon has decided to begin forcing sellers to prove they are authorized to sell branded goods - and to pass along the cost of the policy to the sellers themselves. ecommercebytes.com

Ad Fraud Becoming 2nd Largest Organized Crime Enterprise
Billions will be lost of ad fraud this year, and anywhere from 3% to 37% of ad impressions come from bots. In fact, ad fraud is on its way of becoming the second largest organized crime enterprise. With prospects of a high payout, low risk and relatively little effort needed, its easy to see why so many organized criminals are looking to profit from ad fraud. innovatorsnews.com

What this month's Jet.com sale means for the future of retail
The sale of Jet.com to Walmart earlier this month has sped up the shift and validated the online marketplace approach to e-commerce.

With the sale of Jet.com, traditional retail significantly moves into the business of online storefronts with global reach and locally-sourced logistics. The move by Walmart follows years of trying to compete with Amazon's e-commerce success fueled by a fundamental shift in consumer behavior toward on-demand quality.

More importantly, Walmart buying Jet.com and Macy's decision to close 100 stores in order to boost online operations this month does confirm that the next generation of retail will be dominated by online sales and direct-to-consumer logistics companies.

Next generation retailers will move away from storing goods in numerous local retail stores and into regional distribution centers. techcrunch.com

Amazon Opening Up Physical Store In Chicago 

Atlanta, GA: Burglars smash threw wall to steal $10,000 of merchandise from Boost Mobile
Workers are patching up the hole in the wall left by burglars who broke into the Boost Mobile Friday night. Surveillance video showed at least two masked burglars coming in through the back of the store after they made a hole through a wall. The burglars were also seen breaking the hinges off a door, and stealing about $10,000 in merchandise. wsbtv.com

Pair charged in $18,000 theft from SuperValu Distribution Center
According to Police, an internal investigation conducted by SuperValu confirmed a theft of groceries - including meat, dairy and nonperishable food items - on a number of occasions.

One of the suspects was a security guard at SuperValu contracted through Barkley Security. According to the arrest report, SuperValu's general manager said if McNealy took the products on a weekly basis, as he said he did, then he stole about $18,000 worth of food during the three-month time frame. gadcotimes.com

Providence, RI: 73-year-old ran Organized Retail Crime operation out of social club
State Police on Friday announced the arrest of Richard Tiberi. Tiberi is charged with receiving stolen goods more than $1,500, soliciting another to commit a crime, and conspiracy.

The arrest was the result of a month-long investigation initiated by the Rhode Island State Police Intelligence Unit. Police say Tiberi oversaw an illegal retail crime operation out of his home as well as the Decatur Social Club. On Aug. 25, State Police executed the search warrants and seized stolen items valued at $5,553. Tiberi's criminal history includes 15 arrests dating back to 1962. valleybreeze.com

Lehighton, PA: Three charged in 6 Lowe's theft and fraud incidents
James McMurray, 34, of Lehighton, Austin Miller and William Tworkowsky participated in six cases of fraudulent returns and thefts amounting to $1,095 in merchandise at the home improvement store. Lowe's put in a complaint concerning the returns and an investigation by Police found the additional offenses. tnonline.com

Livonia, MI: Woman busted scanning hundreds of dollar of merchandise with UPC sticker on her finger
The suspect was seen by a loss prevention employee and was recognized by them as someone who has been suspected in other crimes in other stores in the area. The suspect was seen scanning several items, but the same price came up for all of them. It was discovered the suspect had a UPC bar code on her finger, and was scanning it for all of the items, paying several hundred dollars less than the retail value. hometownlife.com

Memphis, TN: Four men rob jewelry store, steal Rolexes
Sissy's Log Cabin Jewelry was robbed around 2 p.m. Saturday. An employee called 911 and said that four males entered the business, smashed displays with hammers, and left the scene with several Rolex watches. The only description police have is one was wearing a yellow safety construction vest. fox13memphis.com

Garden City, MI: Woman busted at Kmart stealing over $400 in merchandise

Pocatello, ID: Man facing multiple felonies for receiving stolen goods and stolen credit cards 

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Shootings & Deaths

Antioch, CA: Woman Recovering From Gunshot Wound To Chest After Somersville Towne Center Shooting
A woman is recovering in the hospital after being shot at a mall in Antioch Friday afternoon, according to police. Police said officers responded at 4:11 p.m. to the Somersville Towne Center on reports of numerous shots fired. Upon arrival, officers were able to get in contact with a vehicle attempting to leave the scene at a high speed, and found a 20-year-old woman inside suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was transported to a hospital where she was reported in stable condition. sanfrancisco.com

Portland, OR: Lloyd Center Mall Shooting Injures One
Portland Police are investigating a shooting at the Lloyd Center Mall. According to police, the shooting "may have occurred" in the mall's parking garage, on the second floor around 12:30pm. When police arrived at the mall, they learned one gunshot victim had been taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. katu.com 

Robberies & Thefts

Riverdale, NJ: Shoplifter flees, falls nearly 100 feet into a quarry, extensive injuries
An alleged shoplifter suffered "extensive" internal injuries and broken bones Friday after apparently falling into the area of Tilcon Riverdale Quarry while fleeing from authorities, according to Riverdale police.

Rescue workers were dispatched on Friday evening to the Walmart on Route 23 for a report that a shoplifter had fled the store. Officers at the scene reported that the suspect was seen running to the back parking lot of the store and jumping a fence, behind which was a severe drop-off of between 20 to 100 feet, depending on the area. Behind the drop-off is the rocky edge of the large Tilcon Riverdale Quarry.

A Police search located the suspect, John Sanchez, 27, unconscious and lying on his back at the base of a high retaining wall below the fence.

Sanchez was extracted from the area and taken to a landing zone, from where he was loaded onto a State Police helicopter and flown to St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson.

During the investigation, Sanchez was alleged to have attempted to take a cart full of merchandise valued at $462.58 from the store, and running from the scene when confronted by Walmart employees. dailyrecord.com

Anchorage, AK: Officers legally justified in Use of Deadly Force against Home Depot shoplifter armed with a hatchet
The state Office of Special Prosecutions has concluded two officers were legally justified in using deadly force against a robbery suspect who came at them wielding hatchets. Asst. Attorney General Robert Henderson said criminal charges against Anchorage police officers are inappropriate. Benjamin Zeckovic, 23, shoplifted hatchets and axes from Home Depot on July 12 and assaulted a loss-prevention employee. When police units arrived, Zeckovic threw some of the implements at officers and then advanced on them wielding a hatchet in each hand. adn.com

Houston, TX: Off-duty officer halts Armed Jewelry Store Robbery at PlazAmericas Mall
Gunfire at a PlazAmericas Mall jewelry store stunned shoppers at 5:15pm Saturday evening. An off-duty Houston Police officer named I. Almasri, was working security. As he did his rounds near the Jewelry Dog store, he heard commotion and saw two men with bandanas over their faces walking toward the business. As one robber smashed glass displays with a hammer, the officer pulled his gun and ran toward the robbers. Before he got there, the second masked man pulled a pistol and shot first. The two exchanged fire as witnesses ducked and took cover. kcentv.com

New Orleans, LA: Robbery at Mid-City Rouses ends in gunfire Friday night

A hold-up targeting the Mid-City Rouses ended in gunfire just before midnight Friday when an on-duty security guard tried to stop the robber from fleeing with the store's cash. No one was injured. A gunman walked into the store just after 11 p.m., entered the cash room and demanded money from an employee inside the room. Police said an on-duty security guard shot at the robber as he was fleeing the location with the cash. nola.com

Enid, OK: United Supermarket Manager accused of planning Armed Robbery of his own Store
Authorities say Terry Culbertson, the assistant manager at United Supermarket, was a part of the brazen heist that was all caught on tape on June 26. Police say they used a fake gun to rob the store. koco.com

Shoplifting incident at outlet mall in Pleasant Prairie turns into Armed Robbery
An armed robbery occurred at the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets shopping mall Sunday afternoon. The incident started when an employee from the Polo Store confronted a suspected shoplifter. This is when the suspect displayed a handgun. cbs58.com

Lancaster, PA: Two arrested in Zale's Tanger Outlets Armed Robbery

Joshua Tyner and Lorraine Spadley have been arrested for robbing a jewelry story at Tanger Outlets last week. On the morning of Aug. 17, Tyner threatened two female employees with a semi-automatic handgun to get the store keys. He left them face-down in the back of the store with their wrists and ankles bound by duct tape. A rental car that the suspect abandoned led the investigators to Delaware. Further search of cellphone records and the car eventually led to the arrest. wgal.com

Zales Outlet in the Baybrook Square, Houston, TX reported a Grab & Run on 8/26, merchandise valued at $1,499

Piercing Pagoda in the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN reported a Burglary on 8/26, cash loss over $800

Kay Jewelers in the Camarillo Premium Outlets, Camarillo, CA reported a Burglary on 8/28, merchandise loss is being determined

Piercing Pagoda in the Northgate Mall, Chattanooga, TN reported a Grab & Run on 8/26, merchandise valued at $459

Piercing Pagoda in the Valley Plaza, Bakersfield, CA reported Grab & Run on 8/26, merchandise valued at $2,497

Piercing Pagoda in the Midway Mall, Elyria, OH reported a Grab & Run on 8/27, merchandise valued at $219

Zales in the Temple Mall, Temple, TX reported a Grab & Run on 8/27, merchandise valued at $28,000

Milwaukee, WI: Man Charged with Felony Burglary in Connection to Sherman Park Unrest

Columbus, OH: Suspects from Monday Armed Robbery hit another store on Thursday in same outfits

Dexter, MO: Man charged with 19 felonies in connection with burglaries


Skimming Gang of 4 sought in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Investigators have released surveillance images of at least four people they think are involved in the fraud. The devices were placed between Aug. 6 and Aug. 13 at Desjardins Bank, 1001 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd. and SunTrust bank, 1900 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.

The group is also suspected of targeting ATM's in the Miami area as well. sun-sentinel.com

Philadelphia, PA: Man arrested in connection to installing skimming device at TruMark Financial

Chatham County, NC: Sheriff's Office searching for masked ATM Skimmer installer

Credit Card Theft

White River Junction, VT: Four arrested with blank credit cards and 're-encoder'
Four New York men who had been ordered by a Vermont judge not to associate with each other earlier this week were surprised by police Friday at a Springfield hotel, causing two of them to jump out a second-story window. The four men were arrested earlier this week with a credit card "re-encoder" and stacks of blank VISA cards hidden in their shoes, according to Windsor Police. rutlandherald.com

Los Angeles, CA: Federal Authorities Charge 33 People with Crimes Against the US Postal Service
Thirty-three people were charged as part of a sweep targeting criminal activity, charged as part of the sweep are USPS employees who allegedly stole mail, embezzled from the agency or, in one case, failed to deliver nearly 50,000 pieces of mail. imperialvalleynews.com


Albertson's (US Bank) - Spokane, WA - Armed Robbery
Best Shot - North Little Rock, AR - Armed Robbery / 2 people shot
Bread Basket - Kyle, TX - Armed Robbery
Casey' s General - Doniphan, MO - Armed Robbery
Cent Alabama Farmers - Selma, AL - Burglary/ 9 guns
Citgo - Battle Creek, MI - Armed Robbery
Chester Roadside - Chester, SD - Burglary
Circle K - West Palm Beach, FL - Armed Robbery / Clerk beaten                
Circle K - Orlando, FL - Armed Robbery                                                  

Community Drug - Salem, SD - Burglary                                                

Corner Market - Tyler, TX - Armed Robbery                                           
CVS - Newark, DE - Robbery                                                                      
CVS - Slidell, LA - Armed Robbery                                                            
CVS - Fitchburg, MA - Armed Robbery
Discount Check Cashing - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Pittsburgh, PA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Lansing, MI - Burglary
Family Dollar - Cleveland, OH - Burglary
Family Dollar - Uniontown, PA - Armed Robbery
Hess - Ewing, NJ - Robbery
Hibbett Sports - Memphis, TN - Robbery
Hungry Howie's - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
Jumping Jack Cash/ Pawn - Thornton, CO - Burglary/ 35 weapons
Metro PCS - Lawrence, IN - Armed Robbery
Plano Store - Bowling Green, KY - Burglary
QuickSave - Portsmouth, VA - Armed Robbery
Racetrac - Fort Myers, FL - Shooting
Radio Shack - Covina, CA - Armed Robbery
Richpond Market - Bowling Green, KY - Burglary
Sissy's Log Cabin Jewelry - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery
Target - Henderson, NV - Robbery
The Pop Shoppe - Greensboro, NC - Armed Robbery
Tony's Market - Peoria, IL - Armed Robbery
Valero - Weslaco, TX - Armed Robbery
7th Heaven- Kansas City, MO - Shooting/ 2 killed
7-Eleven - Boston, MA - Shooting/ 1 man killed
7-Eleven - Lubbock, TX - Armed Robbery / 2nd X in a week
7-Eleven - Olathe, KS - Armed Robbery


Weekend Crime Totals
• 2 Shootings
• 3 Killed
• 31 Robberies
• 5 Burglaries


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The safety specialist, asset protection, will oversee safety practices within an assigned group of stores. This position will execute the safety program designed to minimize associate and customer accidents...

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The Sr. Manager, region asset protection, is responsible for providing oversight in the protection of company assets and executing asset protection programs designed to minimize inventory shrink, workers compensation claims, general liability claims, bad checks and cash losses within an assigned region. This leader will direct and supervise a team of asset protection professionals and will have complete responsibility for managing investigations and auditing programs to ensure effectiveness and departmental compliance...

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