The Unwritten Rules of Corporate America
Keith White, SVP of LP, Gap Inc.
Using Video Intelligence to Realize
Positive Financial Impact in Retail
Chris Nichols, VP LP, National Stores
Tom Arigi, Sr. Dir. AP, Wal-Mart US
Leadership Lessons for Successful Teams
Tom Arigi, Sr. Dir. AP,
Managing the Change Process from Loss
Prevention to Asset Protection
Transforming to 'Omni AP'
Kevin Colman, Group VP of AP, Macy's
September 9: Workplace
Violence with Gary Johnson, VP of LP, The Vitamin Shoppe
September 11: Developing Tomorrow's LP Leaders with John Voytilla, VP
Global LP & Safety, Office Depot
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Alarm Control - Portland, OR
Obtains CSAA Five Diamond Central Station Certification
VA - The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) International is
pleased to announce that Kroger Central Alarm Control - Portland, OR
has obtained the prestigious "CSAA Five Diamond Central Station
This Certification testifies that 100% of the company's central
station operators have achieved proficiency and certification by
passing the CSAA Central Station On-Line Operator Training Course.
These courses cover virtually all phases of central station
communications with customers, law enforcement, fire and emergency
services communications centers. This critical area of
communications is the life-saving link between the residential or
business properties and the law enforcement, fire and emergency
services in local areas.
In order to achieve the Five Diamond Certification, each and every
operator must have not only passed the course, but demonstrated:
● Proficiency in alarm verification, which helps reduce false
● Proficiency in communications with Public Service Answering
Points, such as the Emergency 911 centers;
● Knowledge of electronic communications equipment, including radio;
● An understanding of the codes and standards of such organizations
as Underwriters Laboratories, Factory Mutual, the National Fire
Protection Association and others; and
● Proficiency in the area of emergency preparedness under a wide
scenario of possibilities.
In addition, Five Diamond companies have demonstrated an
exceptionally high degree of responsibility to their local community
and their customers through the investment of time, money and
commitment to 100% quality operator training.
There are approximately 2,700 central stations in the United States,
which communicate and interact with the law enforcement, fire and
emergency services agencies. Of this group, fewer than two hundred
central stations have achieved Five Diamond Certified status.
The Central Station Alarm Association International (CSAA) is an
internationally-recognized non-profit trade association that
represents professional monitoring companies that are listed by a
CSAA-approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, such as FM
Global, Intertek/ETL or UL. CSAA is legally entitled to represent
its members before Congress and regulatory agencies on the local,
state and federal levels, and other authorities having jurisdiction
(AHJs) over the industry. Since its incorporation in 1950, CSAA has
served its members' interests through education, online training,
meetings and conventions, certification, insurance, and industry
Sinclair was promoted to AVP
of Asset Protection for Regis Corporation.
Murray will be in charge of over all AP reporting
directly to Ken Warfield, SVP. Murray will have 5 Directors
reporting to him and 36 in direct reports. Murray was previously the
Corporate Director of Asset Protection for the retailer and has been
with them since last April. Prior to joining the Regis team, he
worked at CVS Health as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Select
Sire Power, Inc as a Marketing Manager and an Area Sales Manager,
UPS as a Shift Supervisor/Dispatch and Air Freight and at ABS Global
as an Area Sales Manager. Murray earned his Bachelor of Arts degree
in Biblical Studies with a minor in History from Southeastern
Baptist Theological Seminary. Congratulations Murray!
The Pope's Visit - What
it means to the security industry - Part 1|
Pope Francis visit to bring millions in three cities - Washington, Philadelphia,
and New York City - all in 6 days - Are Your Stores Ready? With 2
million expected in Philadelphia alone on the 26th and 27th and millions more in
NYC and Washington it will impact retail stores throughout each city. Protecting
Pope Francis when he travels to the United States this month will be a
particularly arduous task for the Secret Service and other security officers
given this pontiff's spontaneity and propensity to plunge into crowds.
"He's a guy that has challenged the bad guys, ISIS, people like that," said
Steven Bucci, a national security expert at the Heritage Foundation in
Washington, D.C. "There are people who just don't like Catholics. There's a
whole bunch of potential threats that the pope faces."
Francis is expected to draw millions of people over five days beginning Sept. 23
when he visits Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. More than one
million alone are expected to attend one of the main events, an outdoor Mass on
the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia to conclude the World Meeting of
Families around which his visit was planned. At his Philadelphia events, selfie
sticks will be banned for security reasons.
The pope's visit has been designated a national security special event, meaning
the U.S. Secret Service is in charge of planning for his security while working
with the FBI and local agencies.
Widmer said the Swiss Guards take a fundamentally different approach to
security than other security agencies. They are trained in close
hand-to-hand combat, to use their bodies as shields as they protect a religious
figure with whom the crowds want to touch or speak. Even if someone threatens
the pope, a gun is not always the best response, he said.
Fences and metal detectors will go up around security zones at the Benjamin
Franklin Parkway and Independence Hall, schools and courts will be shut and
traffic will be restricted downtown.
Editor's note: Obviously stores along any of his routes will be impacted and
extra security precautions should be in place with additional staffing. What a
great event for our nation and hopefully there won't be any security events.
Stay tuned this week as the Daily details the security implications,
precautions, and preparations the nation and cities makes for this historical
event. And as we like to say on our LPNN episodes - 'Let's keep them all safe
UK fraud rises to 798m pounds - $1.2b U.S. in first six months - Up 10% -
Average Cost Per Fraud up 79% The Fraudtrack report by BDO revealed
that the average cost per fraud was 3.27m pounds ($5m U.S.), a 79% increase on
the same period a year ago. Individuals remain the main target for fraudsters
and scams continue to con the general public, accounting for more than 25% of
all reported fraud and totaling 188m pounds ($288m U.S.) of losses. Employee
fraud accounts for 32% of all reported cases, costing UK organizations more than
46m pounds ($70.6m U.S.). The most common types of fraud include the straight
diversion of cash into bank accounts, changing supplier details to friends or
family member's bank details and direct payments to self/other bank accounts via cheques or online payment systems.
Wal-Mart Hit With Calif. Unpaid Wages Class Action - Misclassifying Asset
Protection Coordinators & shorting them on overtime wages The suit
alleges Wal-Mart improperly classified its asset protection coordinators as
exempt and paid them on a salary basis while withholding overtime hours and
missed meal periods and rest breaks. However, the position actually entails
duties that are not exempt, according to the complaint. Plaintiffs are informed
and believes ... that defendants engaged in a uniform policy and systematic
scheme of wage abuse against their 'asset protection coordinators,' " the
The group of plaintiffs claim that Wal-Mart knew or should have known that they
were entitled to overtime wages and also failed to provide the workers with the
required rest and meal breaks under the Industrial Welfare Commission Wage
Orders. But the company neglected to compensate the employees for those wages
and declared them as exempt and salaried, according to the suit. law360.com
Blacklisted: Stolen phone databases help cops, businesses combat the illegal
aftermarket Databases documenting cell phone theft have resulted in an
integrated data-sharing network that is damaging the illegal aftermarket. The
Wireless Association (CTIA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FCC) partnered
with all four major wireless providers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) in
2012 to find a solution.
The public/private partnership led to the development of online databases to
track and disable stolen devices. The 3G and 4G/LTE databases now track cell
phones on the specific carrier's network from the moment they are reported
stolen. The carrier then can shut off access to the phone's voice and data.
"As more countries and more carriers around the world participate in the 3G and
4G/LTE databases, criminals will have fewer outlets since these stolen phones
would be blacklisted and could not be reactivated," said Steve Largent, CTIA
president and CEO, at the time of completion.
Foods Fires Security Firm After Armed Guard Allegedy Beats Black Customer -
Pictures circulate on Twitter & Facebook Whole Foods is firing Admiral
Security Services, the security firm at its Oakland store, following reports of
a violent assault of a customer by an armed security guard on Thursday evening.
The announcement comes one day after Whole Foods "permanently removed" the
security guard in question from its stores.
"As a result of the violent behavior of the security guard at Whole Foods Market
Oakland, we are replacing this security firm in the store," spokeswoman Beth
Krauss wrote in a statement. "The new firm is A.G.S. Private Security, owned and
operated by Ms. Gloria Lawrence of Concord."
According to her LinkedIn page, Gloria Lawrence was formerly an account
supervisor with Admiral Security Services, where she specialized in "Retail
Security/Loss Prevention at all Wholefoods Stores." It is unclear whether Whole
Foods is replacing Admiral Security Services at all of its stores, or only the
Graphic images of a customer lying in a pool of blood were circulated on
Facebook by Zoe Marks, a witness to the incident, who wrote that she saw the man
"slammed repeatedly against concrete pillars, put in a chokehold, restrained,
and suffocated until he was thrown face down on the pavement unconscious." Marks
wrote that the incident began when the customer was "trying to buy groceries
with his EBT card." Marks futher described the incident to the Oakland Tribune,
saying, "He wasn't shouting at anyone. He wasn't violent or disruptive. There
was no threat from him to any of the customers or employees. (We) felt safe
until the security guard attacked him."
The Oakland Police Department is investigating the alleged assault. According to
OPD, the victim is in stable condition at a local hospital.
The images of the aftermath of the assault quickly spread on social media,
prompting outrage at the treatment of a black customer in a high-end grocery
store that is often seen as a marker of gentrification. Many on Twitter and
Facebook called for a boycott of the store.
Class Suit Targets Uber's Pre-Employment Background Checks
Uber Inc. has been hit with a putative class action in federal court in Newark
claiming it violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using background reports
in hiring decisions without allowing applicants to dispute entries in their
The case, Cuccinello v. Uber, was filed Sept. 2 on behalf of persons who applied
for jobs with Uber and were subjects of an adverse employment action based on
information from a consumer reporting agency. The suit claims Uber violated the
FCRA by failing to give each applicant a copy of their report and a summary of
their rights under the FCRA before the hiring decision was made. Uber has been
named in at least three other FCRA suits in federal court in San Francisco,
where the company is headquartered, related to background checks on job
Report casts doubt on proposed Staples-Office Depot merger
A new report suggest that the Federal Trade Commission is unlikely to approve
the merger between Staples and Office Depot. The report, by 24/7 Wall St., cites
on a market-share argument that the proposed combination imperils competition.
A report from the New York Post today notes that the FTC has sent out another
round of subpoenas that sources told the newspaper "means they [the FTC] are
trying to build a case they are prepared to file suit," presumably to block the
merger, likely on antitrust grounds. yahoo.com
Primark opening distribution center in Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, PA. - Opening 8
stores in Northeast this Fall - LP Jobs? Contract Security? Primark
operates 290 stores encompassing 11 million sq. ft. of selling space in the
United Kingdom; Republic of Ireland; Spain; Portugal; Germany; the Netherlands;
Belgium; Austria and France. Those stores are supported by a network of five
distribution centers. chainstoreage.com
Five Below to open super store - first two-story store next to corporate office
in Philadelphia - New LP Program & Jobs developing Five Below was
established in 2002 and remains based in the heart of Philadelphia and the
opening of our largest store on Chestnut Street is a highly anticipated and
proud moment for Five Below," said Joel Anderson, CEO of Five Below, which
operates over 400 stores in 26 states. So far in 2015, the company has opened 56
stores. It expects to end the year with 70 new locations.
Editor's Note: Greg Smith took on the role as Senior Director of Asset
Protection last October and has been steadily building and staffing an LP
department since his arrival. Adding Brad Reeves as their Senior Manager of
Asset Protection while opening dozens of stores in the meantime. This is Five
Below's first Asset Protection effort and certainly with their fast growth we
would suspect they'll be more AP jobs in the future. chainstoreage.com
Police investigating theft of silver worth an estimated $10M - stolen freight
truck at Port of Montreal on Sept. 2nd The missing vehicle is a white
1997 Freightliner was stolen in the port later that day. The grey container is
20 feet long with MAERSK inscribed on it. "For now there's no arrest or
description of any suspect."
3D-printed fake seals used to mask cargo thefts
Cargo thieves have used 3D printers to make fake security seals to hide when a
shipment has been compromised. In some cases the cloned seals are so ingenious
they even match the identification numbers on the original. "The advantages of
this technology have already been discovered by the organized crime."
Bangladesh court indicts owners in deadly 2012 factory fire
A court in Bangladesh's capital indicted the two owners of a garment factory and
11 others on homicide charges Thursday for a 2012 fire that killed 112 workers.
It is the first time that factory owners have been prosecuted in Bangladesh's
lucrative garment industry, the world's second largest after China. Delwar
Hossain and his wife Mahmuda Akter, the owners of Tazreen Fashions Ltd., pleaded
not guilty to the charges. The factory produced clothing for large
international retailers including Wal-Mart.
RLPSA Announces 2016 Meeting Dates
The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association announced its
2016 annual conference will take place July 24-27, at the La Cantera Hill
Country Resort in San Antonio. Situated atop one of the highest points in all of
San Antonio, La Cantera is where emerald fairways and sparkling pools are the
only things interrupting the scenic vistas overlooking the Texas Hill Country.
Named a AAA 4-Diamond resort, La Cantera features 5 pools, onsite championship
golf, a 7,600 sq. ft. fitness studio and a world-class spa.
Macy's testing Best Buy departments in 10 stores
NRF: 10 Ways DOL's Flawed Overtime Proposal Hurts Employees
Ikea to open largest U.S. store in Burbank, Calif. next year
Quarterly Same Store
Belk Q2 comp's up 1.2% with sales up 1.2%
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Target announces another 275 layoffs - Nearly 2,100 laid off since March
Big box retailer Target has announced 275 layoffs, most of them coming from the
company's Minneapolis-based technology department.
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stays with Staples subsidiary PNI Digital Media after data breach - re-launches
online photo center 7 weeks after breach report Costco is telling
customers they can start ordering photos online again, seven weeks after a
security breach at a third-party hosting company forced it and several other
photo ordering sites to go down in mid-July. Customer photos weren't compromised
in the hack, but the company warns in an FAQ, "At this point, we believe that
the credit card information of a small percentage of Costco members was
The hack targeted PNI Digital Media, a Vancouver, B.C.-based company owned by
Staples that handles online photo ordering for several sites. Costco reports the
company was compromised for over a year, between June 2014 and July 2015.
Sam's Club, CVS, Rite Aide in the U.S. and Walmart in Canada were also affected.
They each had a message to customers posted on Monday morning that said their
photo services had not been restored yet. geekwire.com
Inside threats enable vast majority of cybercrimes
No less an authority than colorful cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee firmly
believes that the now infamous hack of the US-based Ashley Madison
sex-cheating website was an inside job. Statistically, this is extremely
likely to be the case for most cyber security breaches. KCS' own research shows
that 80 percent of corporate cybercrimes can be traced to staff, and this figure
is increasing. This can be the result of deliberate cybercrime or it could be
that the staff member has been careless with their personal log-in details.
Beacons and Mobile Wallets Are a Match Made in Heaven
What happens when you combine mobile wallets with the emerging hype about
beacons? You get a winning combination for retailers that boosts shopper loyalty
and in-store spending. When a shopper enters a store, a beacon near the entrance
communicates with a mobile wallet on the shopper's phone and helps the shopper
remember there is a redeemable coupon in his mobile wallet. The shopper might be
spurred to make a purchase, rather than just wander the store without buying
anything. Once near a cash register, another beacon makes contact with the
shopper's mobile wallet and alerts the shopper that he has loyalty points that
can be used toward his purchase. The shopper might pile more products into his
shopping cart, thinking he can afford more goods by using the points he
otherwise would have forgotten he even had. These examples are not some far-off
futuristic science fiction. Beauty giant Sephora, for instance, has been
piloting beacons in combination with mobile wallets.
STANLEY Security Debuts New Vertical & Centralized Operations Team, Network
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and
integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries,
announces the establishment of its new Vertical & Centralized Operations (VOPS)
team and supporting Network Operations Center. The combination of these entities
is dedicated to providing an unparalleled installation and service experience
for end-users in a wide range of vertical markets, locations and applications.
By bringing project management and execution to the highest standard of
effectiveness and efficiency, the VOPS team provides tangible ROI and
time-saving benefits to STANLEY's vast network of customers, tailored to the
specific needs of each respective vertical market.
Centralized Operations Team
As part of the broader vertical market solutions division launched earlier this
year, the VOPS team enables STANLEY Security to better serve its customers by
offering optimized, highly intuitive and integrated security solutions to its
focused end-users in a broad range of market applications. Along with STANLEY's
newly developed vertical market groups - established for the organization's
extensive commercial, retail, healthcare, government, corrections, education,
financial, global and enterprise customers - the VOPS team delivers superior
service delivered through over 75 branch locations throughout North America and
is strengthened by a group of highly qualified professionals offering broad
The expanded field services team focuses on bolstering design, application,
installation and service processes, enabling enhanced productivity through
comprehensive project management, as well as sales and operations connectivity
that more seamlessly integrates differentiated, first-class technologies,
solutions and services to STANLEY's dynamic customer base. Bruce Riesterer has
been appointed Vice President, Vertical & Centralized Operations for STANLEY
Security to lead the credentialed team to directly respond to the needs of
"STANLEY Security is committed to exceeding customer expectations. The Vertical
& Centralized Operations team allows us to uphold this commitment, offering
customers the maximum return on their security investments with the guidance of
an experienced, accessible support team," said Jim Cannon, President, STANLEY
Security. "Bruce and his team are a highly valued addition to our overall
security services offerings, able to identify the key needs and challenges
associated with each vertical market to provide the best solution possible."
Read more here.
Checkpoint Systems' CLASSIC N10 EAS System Ideal for Convenience Stores;
Features One of the Industry's Smallest Antennas
Improves On-Shelf Product Availability and
Enables Open Merchandising
N.J. - Sep. 8, 2015 -
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise
availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced its
CLASSIC N10 electronic article surveillance (EAS) solution, which is
designed primarily for convenience stores.
The N10 features a smaller, flexible antenna that places a premium on floor
space, while reducing shrink, improving on-shelf availability and enabling the
open display of merchandise.
Coupled with Checkpoint's extensive breadth of tagging solutions, it protects a
wide range of merchandise, and serves as a perfect introduction for retailers
with smaller store entrances and exits as well as other areas within the store
where theft occurrence can be high, such as rest room areas and employee break
According to Uwe Sydon, Senior Vice President of Innovation, Checkpoint Systems,
"We've researched and worked with convenience stores that have many of the same
requirements for loss prevention solutions as larger outlets, but often have
neither the floor space nor the budget for standard traditional floor mounted,
free-standing EAS antennas. With the introduction of the N10 - featuring one of
the smallest EAS antennas on the market - those limitations are gone."
The N10 uses Checkpoint's latest generation of detection platforms, which
includes jammer detection for organized retail crime attempts to defeat the
system, and the latest noise filtering and reduction software to ensure the N10
always performs at an optimum level.
Its bright LED lit acrylic design acts as a highly effective visual deterrent
for potential theft. The N10 can be wall or door-frame mounted or sited on an
optional free-standing floor mount. In addition, retailers can swivel the
antenna in any direction, as well as spin and tuck it out of the way when
Retailers using the N10 can choose from an enormous range of product tagging
solutions from Checkpoint, including
Alpha High Theft Solutions, as well as
hard tags and
Consumers benefit from improved on-shelf product availability and open
merchandising via the theft reduction effects of EAS, and the active deterrent
N10 provides in reducing theft attempts in the protected stores. In addition,
because of its smaller size, shoppers' movements aren't restricted.
Classic N10 is available immediately.
for a Safe Customer & Associate Experience
Mark Stinde, VP of AP,
After joining 7-Eleven in 2010,
Mark Stinde, VP of Asset Protection, and
his team helped revamp 7-Eleven's AP effort with a specific program aimed at
reducing armed robberies in stores. This included adding 35 new investigators,
building an effective law enforcement collaboration tool and deploying digital
video systems and remote monitoring to over 8,700 locations in North America.
Learn how these initiatives and others helped 7-Eleven increase case
resolutions, improve franchisee engagement and successfully monitor and manage
the recent Baltimore riots.
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Banks fighting back against card fraud
It seems like there's a cyber-hack story in the headlines every other day. But
while merchants-and even the Internal Revenue Service-crack down on digital
breaches, thieves are targeting another source of power: automatic teller
machines. That is spurring a broad movement to more secure methods of payment.
Crooks are stealing credit and debit card data from U.S. ATMs at the highest
rate in 20 years, according to recent data from credit scoring firm FICO, and
they don't seem to be slowing down. Year over year, card skimming, in which
thieves swipe user data, at bank-owned ATMs is up a dramatic 174 percent. At
non-bank ATMs, compromises are up 317 percent. These numbers represent
successful incidents. Thieves who end up gaining cardholder information then
create counterfeit plastic, with the potential to steal every penny out of a
victim's bank account. Fighting back against losing customers and money, banks
and organizations are facing the frailty in the ATM process head on. As banks
are encouraged to invest in skimming-detection software and services, the
migration from magnetic-stripe payment cards to EMV-compliant cards is in full
Report: Contactless payments will grow by 100% in 2015
Thanks to Apple's mobile payments push, Apple Pay, contactless payments are on
the rise, according to a new report issued from market researcher Juniper
Research. For background, contactless payments let shoppers wave their mobile
phone in front of a reader at the cash register to make a payment. Their credit
card is automatically billed without them having to take it out of their wallet.
Apple debuted Apple Pay last year to enable iOS devices to make contactless
payments. Juniper Research supports Cook's data, and says that the number of
mobile wallets using contactless technology is expected to reach 200 million by
the end of 2016, up 100% from the end of 2014. Whats more, the launch of Apple
Pay has helped spur the growth in contactless payments over the past year.
Google also debuted its contactless mobile payments technology, Android Pay,
earlier this year and is expected to roll the service out broadly in the next
Uber working on speedy delivery option for
Prison for 'ringleader' in Cabela's theft ring
The last of four people involved in a scam to return items stolen from stores to
fund drug habits has been sentenced. Joel Austin McMullen, 27, will spend the
next 18 months to 20 years in prison for his role in the scam that police say
netted the group more than $3,000, which was used primarily to buy narcotics.
His cohorts have already been sentenced for their involvement. Stephanie Joy
Bekkering, 27, was sentenced to 14 months to 20 years in prison while her
husband, Kyle Nathan Scheuneman, received 16 months to 20 years in prison after
they both admitted to joining the heroin-fueled endeavor.
According to Grandville Police Department investigators, 22-year-old Todd Nathan
Jamison stole items from Cabela's Sporting Goods Store near RiverTown Crossings
mall in Grandville at the behest of Scheuneman, but detectives identified
McMullen as the ringleader. The group returned the stolen items to the store
where they would receive gift cards because they had no receipts, police say.
They then sold the gift cards for drug money. mlive.com
Beach, DE: Delaware State Police arrest 5 in a seaside ORC spree Five
people are arrested and charged in connection with an organized shoplifting ring
in Sussex County, according to Delaware State Police. Troopers say around 1:30
p.m. Tuesday, they received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the
parking lot of Seaside Outlets with people possibly shoplifting items from
nearby stores. Upon the troopers' arrival to the area, authorities say a red car
was found and matched the description give to the dispatcher. Police say they
then contacted four people inside the vehicle and also found several bags of
suspected merchandise in the back seat. Police searched the vehicle and
confirmed the items were stolen merchandise from several retail stores in the
Seaside and Bayside Outlets, including Express, Nike, J. Crew, Under Armor,
Orvis, Sperry, American Eagle, Nautica, and Pacific Sunwear, according to
police, totaling a value of more than $2,600. Police say they also found three
metal wire cutters used to cut the anti-theft devices that are attached to the
clothing. Police say they also found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
Atlanta, GA: $35K in jeans, hoodies taken from Dillard's in Atlantic Station
smash-and-grab Thieves smashed their way into the Dillard's department
store at Atlantic Station early Tuesday, making off with nearly $35,000 in
high-dollar jeans and hoodies, police said. According to Atlanta police
spokeswoman Kim Jones, the thieves used a large rock to shatter the side glass
doors to the store about 2 a.m. The store's assistant manager told investigators
she noticed 200 pairs of Rock Revival jeans that sell for $169 a pair had been
taken, along with four Ralph Lauren Polo hoodies valued at $145 each.
East Windsor, CT: Police Searching for Suspects in Walmart Thefts They
say the women pictured below used their Labor Day holiday to shoplift more than
$500 worth of merchandise from the store. They say the blond woman distracted
the Walmart greeter to allow the woman pushing the cart to scoot by. They say a
child is with the woman pushing the cart.
Traverse City, MI: Couple accused in Shoplifting Spree; Red purse gave her away
An open box in a Wal-Mart aisle started an evidence trail that led authorities
to a Traverse City couple now accused of using children to help shoplift more
than $1,500 from the store. Lindsey Daughtry's distinctive red purse proved to
be a vital bit of evidence in a subsequent sheriff's department probe. The
investigation led prosecutors to authorize charges this week against the
Daughtrys for first-degree retail fraud and contributing to the delinquency of a
child. Giddis said the suspects remained unidentified until the Wal-Mart
employee met with a Grand Traverse Mall security officer who recognized Ernest
Northbrook, IL: Nearly $8,000 of iPod Nanos stolen from store
Employees of a Northbrook Court store reported noticing around 5 p.m. Aug. 30
that all of the store's iPod Nanos had been stolen. Missing are 40 to 50 of the
devices, worth $6,000 to $8,000.
Twin Falls, ID: Alert Police officer nabs shoplifter coming out of Target
Twin Falls police say a man attempting to shoplift from Target walked right past
a police officer with an armful of clothing. Authorities say the officer
approached the 25-year-old man in the parking lot as he carried $80 worth of
clothes on hangers without a bag. The officer asked if he had a receipt but the
man was unable to produce one after pretending to search his car. Authorities
say the man quickly turned on his vehicle and fled. Police say the officer had
to jump out of the way to avoid being hit. A brief pursuit was called off. The
shoplifter was arrested on Monday.
London, England: Topshop Sales Assistant stole $38,000 in clothes to sell on
Ebay A sales assistant at Topshop's flagship store on Oxford Street stole
almost $38,000 of clothes and cosmetics to sell on eBay. Stephen Hung, 35, is
accused of pocketing $9,200 from the scam - and stealing "in excess of 700"
garments from the fashionable clothing shop. Prosecutors said Hung targeted
items worth $38,000 that had not been tagged and then hid them as he strolled
out of the store at the end of his shifts between February and December last
year. Prosecutor Grace Ong said Hung set up three Ebay accounts and then sold
the stock for profit.
Tokyo Police arrest 2 International Jewel Thieves, members of the 'Pink Panda'
Crime Organization' The Tokyo Police has recently arrested two Chinese
suspects for stealing a diamond ring valued at $170,000. The arrest, according
to Interpol, occurred on 20 August at Narita Airport. Footage from a Tokyo
jeweler's security camera enabled Interpol in Japan to publish a Purple Notice
illustrating how the suspects entered the shop in January and pocketed the
diamond ring while diverting the vendor's attention. Based on intelligence
generated by similar jewelry heists in France, Tokyo police and Interpol's Paris
office worked together to identify the two suspects as 44-year old Huang Wende
and 40-year old Zhang Liangchen, members of the renowned 'Pink Panda' crime
group. 'Pink Panda' is an organized crime theft ring that has been operating
worldwide for at least five years and targets high-value jewels.
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Hoover, Ala., Home Depot employee fatally shot in parking lot after work
Authorities say a Home Depot employee has been fatally shot after he left work.
Local media outlets report that police Capt. Gregg Rector says 25-year-old
Xavier Montez Beasley was found lying in the parking lot at Home Depot in
Hoover, about 12 miles south of Birmingham. Police say they received a call
around 12:31 a.m. Saturday about shots fired at the store.
Rector says Beasley was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the
scene. Investigators still don't know a motive behind the shooting. Rector says
there were no words exchanged before the shooting and no robbery attempt. The
shooter fled the scene on foot and has not been caught.
TX: Armed Robbery suspect kills self during standoff with SWAT at Walgreens
An armed robbery suspect who was barricaded inside of a Walgreens in Kemah shot
and killed himself during a standoff with officers Tuesday morning, League City
police confirm. Police received a report that an armed man stole a vehicle at
gunpoint. Police caught up to the suspect, who led them on a chase to a
Walgreens at 156 East FM 518. The suspect exited the vehicle and fired shots at
officers as he ran into the store. Several customers and staff inside the store
fled when the suspect entered, but the pharmacist, two other employees and one
customer were held hostage inside, police said. Throughout the incident,
officers were able to view the suspect's actions through live-feed cameras at
the Walgreens. They saw the suspect shoot and kill himself at 9:45 a.m. Shortly
before his death, the pharmacist was released.
Dania Beach, FL: Man fatally shot outside Winn Dixie supermarket; 1 in custody
Authorities are investigating after, they said, a man in his 20s was shot and
killed outside of a supermarket in Dania Beach, Monday night. Broward Sheriff's
Office and Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the shooting at the
Winn-Dixie Plaza, just after 7 p.m. Crews cordoned off the area with crime scene
tape as the supermarket closed for the night while deputies investigated.
Deputies took the suspect, a man in his 60s, into custody.
Palmetto, FL: Police identify Devin Chandler as suspect in execution-style
murders at convenience store Palmetto Police are asking for help to
locate the man they believe shot and killed two convenience store workers.
Investigators identified 25-year-old Devin Chandler as the man who robbed the
Snappy Quick store at 559 17th Street West in Palmetto. Authorities say during
the robbery, Chandler shot and killed two store employees, 23-year-old Khasem
Yousef and 17-year-old Faares Yousef, execution-style.
NM: Man dies in Police custody after fights at McDonald's, Wal-Mart
Four Bernalillo police officers are on paid leave after a 45-year-old man died
in police custody Sunday night. It started when police say a man got into a
domestic dispute at the McDonald's on Highway 528 on Sunday. "He gained control
in some manner and caused the crash," Said Bernalillo police Chief Tom Romero.
They say he drove to the nearby Wal-Mart, and on his way, he was hit by another
car. He then got into a fight at that Wal-Mart with several customers and
employees - even throwing TVs off shelves. The Bernalillo police chief says
other customers tried to restrain him. When police showed up, he resisted
arrest. At some point, he stopped struggling with officers, and police say he
was "unresponsive." Bernalillo Police Chief Tom Romero says Monday that the
man's cause of death is unknown. It's not yet known whether he was impaired or
suffered from an underlying health condition.
Oakland, CA: Violent "Altercation" at Whole Foods; Witness Says Black Customer
Bloodied After Attempting to "Buy Groceries with his EBT Card" Whole
Foods Market has fired a security guard who allegedly beat up a man trying to
buy groceries this week in Northern California. The incident came to light after
customer Zoe Marks posted photos on social media showing a man bleeding on the
ground. She said she took the photos at a Whole Foods in Oakland. It's unclear
why the man was allegedly attacked. "I just saw a young man violently assaulted
by an armed security guard at Whole Foods -- slammed repeatedly against concrete
pillars, put in a chokehold, restrained and suffocated until he was thrown face
down on the pavement unconscious," Marks said in the post. "The guard locked him
out of the store despite the fact he was immobile." Marks tweeted multiple times
including directly at Whole Foods Market, asking it to get to the bottom of the
incident, and the company answered her. "@z_marks We take this very seriously.
We are investigating this immediately," Whole Foods tweeted back. Whole Foods
spokeswoman Beth Krauss told The San Francisco Chronicle that the guard
"interceded when the customer made physical contact with a team member inside
the store." In a series of tweets Friday, the grocery chain said it is
investigating the incident. "We're moving quickly to gather the facts, we want
to make it clear that we take a zero tolerance approach to violence," it said.
"The security guard involved in the incident has been permanently removed from
all WFM stores."
Lampeter Twp, PA: Photos released of man accused of threatening to shoot Famous
Footwear store employee, theft suspects The man and two women are
wanted for terroristic threats, theft by deception and retail theft. Police said
they entered the Famous Footwear Outlet in the Rockvale Square complex
attempting to return two backpacks without a receipt on Aug. 26. Store employees
recognized the man, as well as two the women with him, as suspects of prior
shoplifting incidents at the store, police said. When the sales clerk declined
to issue a refund to the man, he threatened to come back to the store and shoot
the clerk. Police said the backpacks the man attempted to return had been
recently stolen from the Famous Footwear store at the Tanger Outlet Mall.
Richmond, VA: Man arrested after box-cutter fight at Food Lion Distribution
center A man was hospitalized Monday with serious injuries after being
slashed with a box cutter during a workplace dispute at a Food Lion distribution
center in Prince George County, according to police. Harold Jones, 49, of
Petersburg, was jailed on charges of malicious wounding and assault in
connection to the incident.
San Antonio, TX: Man charged in 6-day August robbery spree
Jose Avila, Jr., 34, is facing yet another charge in connection with a
convenience store robbery spree that spanned six days during the month of
August. San Antonio police believe he's the man-- often described as wearing a
fedora-style hat-- who walked into convenience stores carrying a portfolio case
with a gun inside and demanded cash from the clerks.
Albuquerque, NM: Mother accused of using her children to shoplift
Albuquerque Police have arrested a woman in connection to multiple shopliftings
at local hardware stores. KOB-TV reports that police say the woman and her
husband made their children sit on merchandise in order to conceal it. A loss
prevention officer told police she had seen the couple being confronted on
camera as they used their children to take items from the store. The woman's
photo was matched to surveillance video after her car was placed on a watch list
during a random licensee check at a local motel.
Harrisburg, PA: Video shows teens ransacking convenience store
An unruly group of teenagers left a small trail of destruction in midtown
Harrisburg on Saturday night: jumping on cars, smashing off car mirrors, and
briefly ransacking a convenience store. On Monday, the 2nd & Verbeke Mini Market
& Gas released surveillance footage of the latter act, which shows about a dozen
of the group charging into the store, grabbing candy and bags of chips, before
quickly departing. Ali Bakhtaver, 43, the store owner, was behind the counter at
the time of the incident. While a dozen youth entered, he estimated that about
50 others were outside. Bakhtaver said he believed the group caused about $300
to $400 worth of damage, including theft.
Temple, TX: Two Teens Charged After Jewelry Store Theft
Two Waco teenagers who were arrested after about $1,500 worth of merchandise was
stolen from a display case at a jewelry store in Temple have been charged with
theft. The theft was reported at around 4:15 p.m. Monday at Lastovica Jewelry.
The two men fled after the theft, but apparently dropped some of the stolen
merchandise as well as handgun, which officers recovered.
UK: London: Axe-wielding robbers in smash-and-grab at jewelers
A gang of "brazen" bandits carried out a daylight smash-and-grab armed robbery
at a Brent jewelers. Eight men are believed to have rolled in on four mopeds
armed with an axe and sledgehammer on Monday afternoon. The suspects smashed the
windows and removed Indian and Iranian jewelry from the display, police said.
Detectives from the Met's Flying Squad are appealing for witnesses to come
forward as well as anyone who may have taken video footage of the robbery in
UK: London: Street mob catches London jewelry thief after armed robbery and trap
him with wooden pallet This is the incredible moment an crowd of
people helped catch an alleged jewellery thief who was trying to get away on a
moped. Footage uploaded to YouTube shows scenes of chaos in the immediate
aftermath of a smash and grab in Kingsbury, London, on Monday. Around 30 seconds
in two mopeds are seen speeding down a high street. One disappears out of view
but the other veers onto a pavement and smashes into a post. The crowd dashes
over and surrounds him. One person sits on the alleged thief while another
places a wooden pallet on him. Moments later the police arrive and an arrest is
UK: Another offence for serial resort shoplifter
The serial shoplifter has 281 previous convictions which comprise 395 offences.
Glen Stacey, who is approaching his 400th offence, is on a CRASBO (criminal
anti-social behaviour order) to keep him out of Blackpool town centre because of
Dothan, AL: Dollar General employee charged with
Leesburg, VA: Circle K employee busted for $1,700
in Gift Card theft
New Zealand: Gunman shot and killed by Police in
Upper Hutt McDonald's
Hastings, ND: Walmart Employee Accused of Stealing $1,178
Kay Jewelers in the Shallotte Crossing, Shallotte, NC was the victim of a Grab &
Run, merchandised valued at $2,499.
Kay Jewelers in the Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas, Nevada was the victim of a
Grab & Run, merchandise valued at $3,699
Kay Jewelers in the Independence Mall, Wilmington, NC was the victim of a Grab &
Run merchandise valued at $1,599
Kay Jewelers in the Cleveland Mall, Shelby, NC hit with a Distraction Theft,
merchandise valued at $500; Suspect believe to be from Gastonia, NC and has
committed the same type thefts before.
Kay Jewelers in the Fashion Square Mall, Saginaw, MI was the victim of a Grab &
Run, merchandise valued at $3,349
- Martha's Vineyard, MA - Burglary
- Watsonville, CA - Armed Robbery/ Kidnapping
Shooting Supplies - Middleburg Hts, OH - Burglary/ Guns
- Dallas, TX - Burglary
- Richland Co, SC - Armed Robbery
General - Knoxville, TN - Armed Robbery
Dollar - Claymont, DE - Armed Robbery
Stop - Kansas City, MO - Armed Robbery
Lion - Chesterfield Co, VA - Robbery
Cigarette - Wilmington, NC - Armed Robbery
- Franklin, TN - Armed Robbery
East Side Market - Chattanooga, TN - Robbery/ Owner Murdered
Smoke - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery/ clerk shot
Sports - Hickory, NC - Burglary/ Guns
Trip - Wichita, KS - Robbery/ Guard Assaulted
and Save - Memphis, TN - Burglary
Shop - Newark, DE - Armed Robbery
Kwick Mart - Palmetto, FL - Armed Robbery/ 2 brothers killed
- Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Market - Bloomington, IL - Armed Robbery
- Virginia Beach, VA - Armed Robbery
- Portsmouth, VA - Armed Robbery
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