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
Building Partnerships for a Safe Customer &
Mark Stinde, VP of AP, 7-Eleven
How to Defuse and Protect
Gary Johnson, VP of Loss Prevention
September 17: National
Retail Security Survey with Richard Hollinger, Professor, Dept. of Sociology and
Criminology & Law at Univ. of FL
September 21: Keys to Collaboration with Joe LaRocca, VP LP for
RetaiLPartners and Captain John Romero and Detective Joe Hopkins
View schedule of all
Henry Johnson, CFI
was promoted to Regional Vice President, Store Operations
for Family Dollar.
Henry was previously the Director of Loss Prevention for the
retailer. He has been a part of their loss prevention team since 2004 where he
started as a Regional Loss Prevention Director. Henry also worked at JCPenney as
a Senior Loss Prevention Manager. Congratulations Henry!
Joe Pfeifer, CFI was named Director of Loss Prevention
& Safety for Merchants Distributors.
Merchants Distributors is a wholesale grocery store
distributor, supplying over 600 retail food stores across 11 states with food
and non-food items. Joe was previously the Vice President of Loss Prevention and
Safety for Eby-Brown for over five years before taking this new role. He has
worked in the loss prevention industry for over 17 years, and has held such
roles as Loss Prevention Specialist for The Sherwin-Williams Company and Loss
Prevention Investigator for Advance Auto Parts. Joe earned his Bachelors of
Science degree in Criminal Justice from Illinois State University.
Nearly Half of Retailers Report 'Significant' Increase in Organized Retail
Crime, according to new NRF survey - Retailers allocating more resources to
combat the issue - 30 states have ORC legislation - Federal law still
largely supported |
Retail loss prevention executives have their hands full, and when it comes to
the organized crime gangs that wreak havoc on their stores, their inventory and
their bottom line, retailers are getting more aggressive in their efforts to
fight the $30 billion problem. According to the National Retail Federation's
11th annual Organized Retail Crime Survey, which polled 67 senior retail loss
prevention executives, nearly all (97%) retailers surveyed report that they
have been a victim of ORC in the past year, up from 88.2 percent who said so
last year. And, of those who have been victimized over the past year, the survey
also found more retailers this year have seen an increase in ORC activity at
their own company (84.9% versus 60.3% last year).
Other key findings include:
● ORC activity increased in the past year for more than four out of five
retailers surveyed. Almost half (48.5%) of ORC victim companies report a
"significant" increase in ORC activity.
● The average loss per $1 billion in annual sales due to ORC specifically was
● 37.9% of retailers surveyed have experienced cargo theft in the past 12
● 62.7% of retailers surveyed this year indicate that their top management
understands the complexity and severity of ORC on their business ... and is
devoting more resources to combat ORC. Almost one-third (31.8%) of retailers
surveyed are allocating both more staff and more technology to tackle the issue.
● 30 states now have ORC legislation on the books, up from 25 last year.
● Almost four out of five (78.8%) of retailers surveyed support the need for
federal ORC legislation.
Read the full 2015 NRF ORC Survey here.
View our D&D Daily Special Report here.
SEC Reaches $30M Settlement in Hacking Fraud Case Hurting U.S. Firms
- Including Specialty Clothing Retailer Zumiez
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday it has reached a $30 million
settlement with a Ukrainian-based company and its chief executive officer who
were involved in what U.S. authorities have said was one of the largest computer
hacking and securities fraud schemes in history that targeted hundreds of
companies, including retailer Zumiez Inc. SEC officials said Jaspen Capital
Partners Limited, which is based in the Ukraine, and the company's ceo, Andriy
Supranonok, have agreed to pay $30 million to settle allegations that they
profited from illegally trading on non-public corporate financial information
after hacking into newswire services. They were named as part of a federal
civil lawsuit filed by the SEC in August, accusing 34 defendants with conspiring
to hack into business newswires, steal pre-published financial press releases
and illegally trade on the data, allegedly reaping over $100 million in unlawful
profits, according to authorities.
The SEC said Zumiez, a specialty retailer based in Lynnwood, Wash., uploaded a
press release to Newswire Service 1 on Oct. 31, 2012, in which it "revised its
third-quarter guidance downward due to a challenging sales environment in
Europe." Between the time it was uploaded and the public distribution of the
earnings release by Newswire, a number of the named defendants "sold short Zumiez stock and profited," the indictment said. The alleged traders made
$449,903 in profits from the alleged illegal trading in Zumiez stock,
according to the SEC, and Zumiez stock prices fell over $4 per share after the
news was announced.
customers concerned over retailers' practice of scanning driver's licenses for
returns - 60% of major retailers do it to deter theft, serial returners
With so many store security breaches the past two years, many of us are careful
how much information we share with retailers. But more and more stores are now
scanning our driver's license, especially if you want to return anything. What
are they learning about us?
Simple return requires license - Janet Dearth just wanted to return two
unopened kids action figure to Toys R Us. She figured it would be no big deal.
"I had them in the original packaging. They hadn't been opened. I even had the
Toys R Us bag, and I had my receipt, " she said. But when Dearth she took them
to the return counter, she was stunned. "I was told I needed a driver's license,
which I questioned," she said. "With a receipt, why do I need a driver's
license?" She worried: What personal info will the store be getting? "The first
thought in my mind is how much information are they drawing off my driver's
license," she said. So what are you giving stores when they read that stripe or
What they learn - Good news: They're not getting your Social Security
Number in most states, including Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. But they are
getting other personal information, according to a cyber security expert. "They
have name, date of birth, address, and driver's license number," according to Apolonio Garcia -- president of HealthGuard IT Security. He demonstrated by
swiping his license on a retail card reader. It showed his home address and
birthday, which was enough to make him uncomfortable. In some states, your hair
and eye color, and weight also show up, as well as whether you are an organ
What can you do? - Garcia suggests asking stores if there is a way to
avoid it. "If it's preventable, my suggestion would be don't give it to them,"
he said. "Unless it's absolutely necessary and mandatory." The National
Retail Federation says 60% of major retailers now require a license for various
reasons, mostly to deter theft and stop serial returners. Other stores
besides Toys R Us include: Home Depot (for returns without receipts), Best Buy,
Michaels Stores, Victoria's Secret, Target (For alcohol and nicotine patch
purchases, not for returns), The Children's Place (for returns without receipt).
Stores: It protects consumers - A Toys R Us spokeswoman told us it never
shares your personal information or uses it for marketing. She said it is to cut
down on theft and fraudulent returns, which have become a serious problem, and
says this benefits most shoppers.
Retail's evolution from humble loss prevention strategy to EAS 2.0
David Ivins, global product manager at Checkpoint
Systems, discusses the evolution of loss prevention strategy in retail and how
new technology has taken electronic article surveillance to another level.
For years, retailers have relied on loss prevention technology to help combat
shrinkage and ensure merchandise availability. However, in the current retail
landscape, omnichannel retailing is proving an ever pressing thorn in the side
of retailers, prompting a need to streamline operations and optimise inventory.
The uses of EAS detection systems now extend beyond the LP department. For
example, many now include useful features such as people counters, which tell
retailers how many people have entered their store. Such information can be
distributed amongst other departments, taking advantage of the LP teams'
investment. Understanding shopper traffic has well known operational benefits
for retailers, but EAS detection systems can also give a great insight into loss
prevention and highlight possible risks such as when a shopper's dwell time is
Sysrepublic Releases Secure 3.5
Sysrepublic Inc., the provider of the retail industry's leading profit
protection platform, Secure, today announces the release of the latest version,
Secure 3.5. Secure 3.5 features an easier to use and more interactive user
interface (UI) combined with enhancements to data accessibility. This
combination brings together a more robust ability to openly query and analyze
data with functionality to create internal and external cases, enter incidents,
and build forms that support the capturing of business information.
Visa Introduces EMV Chip-based Biometrics
Visa Inc. today introduced a new specification to use biometrics with chip card
transactions. The specification can enable palm, voice, iris, or facial
biometrics. This first-of-its-kind technology framework is designed to work
with the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) chip industry standard to help ensure
open, globally interoperable solutions. Biometric verification is intended to
prevent fraud as well as make it easier to pay securely. The architecture Visa
has designed enables fingerprints to be securely accepted by a biometric reader,
encrypted, and then validated. The specification supports "match-on-card"
authentication where the biometric is validated by the EMV chip card and never
exposed or stored in any central databases. Issuers can optionally validate the
biometric data within their secure systems for transactions occurring in their
own environments, such as their own ATMs.
New malware can make ATMs not give users' card back
A new type of malware that can be used to compromise ATMs and steal card data or
the cards themselves has been spotted by FireEye researchers. Dubbed Suceful,
the malware is also capable of disabling the ATMs door, alarm and proximity
sensors to prevent malicious activities from being detected. The malware authors
managed to make it usable on various types of ATMs by leveraging the fact that
XFS Manager - the middleware used in the machines - is vendor independent. This
particular variant of Suceful was made to target ATMs manufactured by Diebold
and NCR but this may change soon enough.
Lane Bryant reposts Director of LP position - based in Columbus, OH
This position develops and directs strategies for teh brand to mitigate risks,
safeguard assets, and effectively control shrinkage. Manages a staff of RLPMs to
insure compliance with LP procedures and policies in an effort to reduce
shrinkage and maximize customer service and field support. Partners with field
and brand leadership to effectively implement and execute programs.
George Zimmer 'I guarantee it guy' who got ousted
from Men's Wearhouse is back
George Zimmer, the ousted founder of the $2.3 billion men's clothing retailer
Men's Wearhouse, has been seeking $40 million at a post-money valuation of $100
million for his new startup called Generation Tux, according to reports.
NRF: Retail sales up 2.6% YoY in August
Holiday Retail Hiring Expected to Be Flat in 2015, Challenger Says
Verizon and AT&T join Sprint on retail expansion, entering 250 Best Buy stores
Target pilots Instacart grocery delivery service in Minneapolis
UK - London Police host smash-and-grab training event to help retailers tackle
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77% of DDoS website attacks linked to retailer data breaches - They distract IT
security teams while hackers install malware, steal data
Most distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks now appear to be aimed at
distracting IT and security teams, a survey by communications and analysis firm
Neustar has revealed. "DDoS attacks are no longer mainly about taking websites
offline by flooding them with requests, but about providing cover for installing
malware and stealing data," Neustar product marketing director Margee Abrams
told Computer Weekly. In launching "low and slow" DDoS attacks, she said, the
attacker disrupts operations and distracts security teams, while keeping the
target network operational enough to plant malware and exfiltrate data. "In this
way, smaller attacks can be more dangerous than a powerful DDoS attack that
knocks a company offline but does not install malware or steal data," she said.
More than a third of companies discovered malware installed on their systems
in the wake of a DDoS attack and 25% found that data or funds had been stolen,
with the retail and financial services sectors being worst hit. While 82% of
retailers reported that they had been targeted by DDoS attacks, 77% said the
DDoS attacks were linked to a data breach.
Eight Tactics for Circumventing Insider Security Threats
Realistically, so-called complete security protection for enterprises is
impossible because cyber-criminals are becoming more resourceful, relentless and
nefarious. They are more agile and more motivated because hacking is their meal
ticket. Their tactics to deliver malware that remains inactive until triggered
or to pose as authorized users have been refined-not only to increase
effectiveness, but also to remain undetected for as long as possible. Although
perimeter defenses will be breached, organizations can aggressively hit back at
cyber-criminals and at insider threats using big data security analytics.
For the 8 steps read here.
With 100K global security incidents per day & $400B lost to cyber attacks each
year, cyber insurance market to triple by 2020
If the recent headlines tell us anything, it's that cybercrime pays.
Cybercriminals are reportedly racking up billions of dollars each year from the
crimes they commit, while businesses are estimated to lose roughly $400 billion
a year due to cyber hacks and attacks. With the stakes this high, it's no wonder
the business of cyber insurance is seeing a surge. According to a report issued
by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the cyber insurance market is expected to reach $7.5
billion in annual premiums by the end of 2020 and at least $5 billion by 2018.
In 2014, there was an average of 100,000 global security incidents per day,
earlier research from PwC confirmed. The growing number of attacks, coupled with
PwC's finding that nearly 61 percent of business leaders recognized cyber
attacks as a threat to business growth, underpins the sizable market opportunity
available in cyber insurance.
Kroger Promotes CIO to Lead Analytics Subsidiary
Massey's Outfitters stays current with omnichannel
80% of Retailers Unprepared to Meet "I Want It Now" Consumer Demand
Study names the five most hackable vehicles
Research in Action Report - August 2015
The Loss Prevention Research Council is aware of how critical research is to
help guide you and your team to sell more and lose less. Each month the D&D
brief summaries of loss prevention research from the LPRC and other researchers
across the globe.
This research covers a wide range of topics and includes basic types of
research, such as benchmarking, as well as more applied research. Both types are beneficial: basic research helps us understand complex loss
prevention issues and the environmental context in which you work, while applied
research builds on this to provide us with more concrete deliverables.
This month's Research In Action report focuses on in-aisle signage as a theft
deterrent. Studies range from comparing the relative noticeably of signage
versus other interventions to testing the ideal mix of signage attributes.
Signage seeks to accomplish two goals: Getting a message across clearly while
not disturbing customers.
Criminals Beware: A Social Norms Perspective On Posting Public Warning Signs
The use of Neighborhood Watch signs as a crime deterrent method has become the
nation's most widely implemented community-based, crime-prevention program. Most
Neighborhood Watch signs convey a strong injunctive message against criminal
activity, however, the signs suggest that "crime is a problem here" - otherwise,
why would the community need such a sign?
Read the report synopsis here.
Read the full report here.
LPRC: Shopper Intercept Survey - Signage
The use of signs has become increasingly popular in retailers as a deterrent
measure to prevent shoplifting in stores. Most signs convey the message that
products are under surveillance and therefore, serve as a repellant to
Click here to access the report. (LPRC membership required)
What Makes an Effective Sign? A Multi-Attribute Investigation of Noticeability,
Understandability, and Positive Affect
An effective signage can successfully deter shoplifters from stealing, however,
the imagery and wording of the sign could significantly affect the effectiveness
of the sign. Therefore, feedback from customers about the effectiveness of the
aisle signage, customers' comfort level, and their tendency to purchase the
products under surveillance should be carefully evaluated before putting them in
all the stores.
Click here to access the report. (LPRC membership required)
2015's GLPS's - Group LP Selfie's
Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
One Team at a Time
Members of the
Organized Retail Crime Association of Idaho
Published in our "History of ORCA's in North America"
Series on August 19th
Left to Right: Cody Evans - Boise Police, Marlin Baker - Fred Meyer, Beau Lachance
- Home Depot, Terry Weir - Boise Police, Marlene Bock - Walgreens,
Darcy Layman - Albertson and ORCAID Secretary, Jeff White - Ada County
Prosecutors Office, Doug Kuripla - Albertsons and ORCAID Vice Chair, Ed Fritz -
Boise Police and ORCAID Treasurer, Michael Culton - Boise Police and ORCAID
Share Your Team's Selfie & Let's Build Industry Pride
And have some fun in the process & Maybe win a
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LP Team and ORCA Member Pictures!
LP Leaders, Today
John Voytilla, VP Global LP &
Do you have an individual development plan? Who knows about it, and how do you
talk to others about your plan? John
Voytilla, VP Global Loss Prevention &
Safety, Office Depot, shares some ideas and strategies for developing LP leaders
and preparing them for the next stage in their careers in this LPNN interview.
John tells us why leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection, how
declaring your goals can help hold yourself accountable to others, and how
corporate roles and field roles, not just in LP, can better prepare you for
taking on increased responsibilities in your organization.
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Scott Ihrig, Director of Sales for USS, talks with
Amber and Joe about the revolutionary new technology unveiled by USS at this
year's NRF Protect. Learn how their NDVision solution simplifies the conversion
from analog to IP video, and how USS gives back through the charity work done by
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Avoiding fraud in a post-EMV world
Oct. 1 is a deadline set by MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express to
shift liability for some types of fraud to merchants and card issuers that do
not support EMV. In other words, if fraud occurs, banks that haven't issued EMV
cards and merchants who are unable to process EMV transactions could be left
holding the bill. For the consumer, the move to EMV -- short for Europay,
MasterCard and Visa -- will usher in different types of threats from scammers.
"We will continue to have card fraud. It will just be shifting and adjusting,"
says Julie Conroy, research director for The Aite Group. Here's how experts
expect fraud to look in a post-EMV world, and what you can do about it.
Counterfeit card fraud will still exist. EMV addresses one aspect of
payment fraud, which is counterfeit card use in retail stores. Approximately 47
percent of retailers are expected to be EMV-ready by the end of 2015, according
to the Payment Security Taskforce, a working group made up of U.S. banks. That
means "all of the same security risks involving counterfeit card fraud are going
to exist until the majority of retail locations have enabled their stores for
EMV," Vanderhoof says.
Counterfeit card fraud may temporarily rise. Fraudsters are just as aware
of EMV's potential to cut down on counterfeit card fraud as everyone else. As a
result, "bad guys whose specialty is creating fraudulent cards are moving to
take advantage of this closing window," says Laliberte. The result could be a
temporary increase in counterfeit card fraud until the majority of card issuers
and merchants have switched to EMV.
Some regions may be hit harder. The largest retail chains are likely to
upgrade their equipment the fastest and large chains often focus on high
population areas, Vanderhoof points out. National retailers may also stagger the
implementation of EMV and focus first on upgrading stores in areas that have
seen higher fraud activity in the past.
Fraudsters will change tactics. Countries that have already implemented
EMV technology have witnessed a spike in card-not-present fraud. One threat to
those who shop online or conduct online banking is malware installed on PCs that
records keystrokes, allowing fraudsters to see passwords and PINs. Another type
of fraud that rose sharply in other countries after EMV migration is application
fraud, in which scammers use your personal information to apply for a credit
card in your name, Conroy says. Mobile fraud is also expected to spike.
Retailers find a lot to like in online shoppers clicking from social networks
Monetate's data showed that shoppers who shopped on e-commerce websites after
clicking from social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
spent $108.72 per order, the highest quarterly amount since Monetate started
reporting the data in the first quarter of 2012. Year over year, traffic from
social networks to e-commerce sites soared nearly 50%, jumping to roughly 15
million online sessions in the second quarter 2015 from roughly 10 million in
second quarter 2014. The trend reflects e-retailers more effectively leveraging
customer data to appeal to shoppers, resulting in increases in traffic, sales
and average order value in the second quarter, April through June, from the same
period a year ago, according to a Monetate report.
The Bitcoin King Charged With Embezzlement
The man once known in the bitcoin community as "Bitcoin King" (probably because
he handled a majority of bitcoin in circulation) finally faces the legal
troubles he's be running from. Thirty-year-old Mark Karpelès was officially
charged with embezzlement for the allegations brought against him by Japanese
prosecutors who claim that he falsified data and misappropriated around $2.6
million (Y315 million) worth of bitcoin that was provided by bitcoin investors
on his bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox. That exchange collapsed in 2014 when it went
Google to Start Testing Grocery Deliveries This
Report: Kohl's takes visionary e-commerce approach
ORCAID's first annual ORC
Conference was a huge success!
Attendees were treated to several fantastic
presentations by local and national speakers, amazing raffle prizes,
and a seemingly endless supply of refreshments, not to mention the
networking opportunities for both local and traveling members.
ORCAID Chairman Michael Culton of the Boise Police was pleased with
the results of the conference and stated that the awareness created
by this event will go a long way to bettering the partnerships
between retail and law enforcement. Culton also stated that the
funds raised by the raffle will help to offset the costs of the
website and other expenses of the organization. Speakers at this
year's conference included Beau Lachance, Asset Protection
Specialist for Home Depot, Boise Police Department ORC Officers Cody
Evans and Terry Weir, Jeffrey White, Ada County Prosecutors Office,
Justin Whatcott, Assistant US Attorney, Lee Frasier, Senior
Investigator for Walmart Global Investigations, Joe Throneberry,
Principal Fraud Investigator with Capital One, and a great active
shooter presentation by Boise Police Lt. Doug Schoenborn. The ORCAID
Board would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers that
helped make the first annual conference a true success! Thanks
Ben Becker, ORCAID's PIO for writing this recap.
Attendees watch Lee Fraiser present on
Lee Fraiser with Walmart
talks about Walmart's global investigations
Raffle prizes generously donated by retailers, including
tickets to Boise State Football games.
ORCAID Board members (L to
R) Marlin Baker, Preston Smith, Terry Weir, Beau
Lachance, Michael Culton, Darcy Layman, Doug Kuripla,
Ben Becker, Scott Nihart
Minneapolis thief used many stolen IDs to unload ill-gotten loot; 75 Social
34-year-old repeat felon was charged Tuesday with stealing hundreds of items
over the past four years, ranging from jewelry to designer luggage, electronics
and other valuables - and also stealing people's identities to pawn off the
loot. Calvin M. Rogers, of Minneapolis, was arrested Sunday and charged in
Hennepin County with identity theft and being a felon in possession of
ammunition or a firearm. Rogers remains jailed without bail ahead of a court
appearance Tuesday afternoon. Police say Rogers fenced some of the stolen items
at local pawnshops - using fake names or having someone else unload the
valuables to avoid detection - and stored the rest in his garage at his North
Side home. Investigators allege that Rogers used the identities of many people
as part of his enterprise. Specifically, he had 75 Social Security cards of
others, along with passports, credit cards, driver's licenses, bank account
checks, a birth certificate, a car title, a firearms permit and notary stamps
belonging to two people.
Hit Santa Clara Drone Store; could be connected to drone-store burglaries in
other U.S. and Canadian cities
The early morning burglary of a Bay Area store that sells drones has some asking
if something bigger is going on. Police say someone broke in to the Drones Plus
store at about 1 a.m. Monday morning and stole several drones and other products
worth $5,000 from the shop in the 2000-block of Duane Avenue in Santa Clara.
Drones Plus is one of the biggest sellers of unmanned aircraft in the nation.
Surveillance video provided by the store appears to show two men breaking in
through a front window and then taking off with several drones. Santa Clara
store manager Armin Monajemi says drones are a hot-ticket item. Monday's is at
least the third burglary of a Drones Plus store since the end of August.
Lake Mary, FL: Seminole County deputies are searching for two women who are
accused of shoplifting more than a dozen purses from T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods
Deputies said the women were spotted entering the T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods store
located on Lake Mary Boulevard on Sept. 2. just before 7 p.m. After casually
walking around the store for several minutes, both women ran out the front door
of the establishment with 17 purses, all unpaid for, according to deputies.
Friendswood, TX: Gang of shoplifters target Friendswood Kroger, get caught
The Friendswood Police Department arrested three men accused of stealing from a
Kroger. Douglas Wayne Keller and Curtis Lindner were charged with theft. Eusebio
Salazar, Jr. was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. On Tuesday,
September 8th, undercover officers noticed a suspicious vehicle in the Kroger
parking lot on Friendswood Drive. The driver, later identified as Salazar,
parked at the back of the parking lot and two rear passengers, later identified
as Keller and Lindner, got out and went inside the store. Twenty minutes later,
Keller exited Kroger with a basket full of groceries, police said, and wheeled
them over to the vehicle and seemed to unload them in a hurry. Soon after,
officers said Lindner also walked out with a cart full of groceries and unloaded
them into the vehicle. When the suspect vehicle left the parking lot, a marked
patrol unit stopped the vehicle for expired registration. The four occupants
were asked to exit. During the investigation, Keller, who was riding in the back
seat, had a pocket full of unused plastic Kroger grocery bags and two Kroger
grocery receipts dated in August. The officers collected the groceries, which
totaled $978.98, and took them back to Kroger.
Fairfield, CT: $2,000 of merchandise stolen from Victoria's Secret
The manager of the Victoria's Secret store, 1499 Post Road, reported last Friday
afternoon that 220 sets of women's underwear - worth $2,130 - were missing from
the store. The apparent theft took place between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.,
according to the report, and store management is reviewing surveillance video
Spotsylvania, VA: Rite Aid Pharmacy Shoplifter Grabs $1,000 in Allergy Meds
One Spotsylvania drugstore was noticeably low on allergy medicine recently after
a large mid-day heist. At 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3, a man entered the Rite Aid Pharmacy
at 5229 Jefferson Davis Highway and grabbed two bags from the gift section. He
walked back to the medications section and stuffed the bags with boxes of
Allegra, Claritin and Zyrtec. The 36 boxes were valued at $1,114.08.
Murfreesboro, TN: Walmart hit for 5 Chainsaws and 2 leaf blowers
in 3 recent thefts
One the first day the suspect got away with 6 bags of mulch before Loss
Prevention could catch up to him in the parking lot. On Monday, the same suspect
returned to steal 2 chainsaws and 2 leaf blowers. Followed by a third theft of 3
more chainsaws and chainsaw oil. No arrests have been made.
FL: Police confident shoplifter wearing
'Won't be caught' shirt is wrong
Sanford police said they've arrested one of two people who allegedly made off
with five handbags worth more than $700 from a Marshall's store late last month.
According to police, Lexus Perry was arrested after one of the suspect's family
members contacted authorities. Police said the women are seen in surveillance
video selecting multiple handbags before passing all points of sale and leaving
the store, making no attempt to pay for the merchandise. The woman seen wearing
a "Won't be caught" T-shirt has been identified as Shazonya Williams, and police
continue look for her.
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Diego, CA: Shots Fired Near San Ysidro Outlet Mall
A gunshot wound victim found in Chula Vista may be connected to a shooting heard
by many shoppers at a San Ysidro outlet mall, San Diego Police say. The incident
happened at 12:45 p.m. Monday on the 4400 block of Camino De La Plaza. Police
say people in a white car and a red, compact car were apparently exchanging
gunfire, though it is unclear how many people were in each car. Customers
reported hearing several gun shots in the area, SDPD said, and then saw two cars
speed off in an unknown direction. When investigators arrived on scene, they
found casings and broken glass in the area. Chula Vista Police said a person
with a gunshot wound found on the 800 block of Anita Street in Chula Vista may
be connected to the incident.
OH: Violent Family Dollar Armed Robbery caught on tape, no injuries
Trotwood Police are looking for two men who robbed a Family Dollar store armed
with an axe and a knife. Police released surveillance video of the robbery
Monday, that happened Saturday, September 12. Fox45 spoke with the woman who
called 911 while the armed robbery was still in progress. "It's scary to know
that at any moment ten minutes before you're about to go home, something could
happen," said Jackie Holland. Holland works at the clothing store next to the
Salem Avenue Family Dollar that was robbed. She said the store was getting ready
to close for the evening, when her boyfriend walked next door to the family
dollar. Seconds later the robbers also went inside.
Montgomery Co, MD: County Police Arrest Four, Get Warrants for Two Others in
'Pack Style' Robbery at Bloomingdale's in Friendship Heights
Police said the group entered the store, concealed merchandise and tried to
leave without paying. When confronted by loss prevention officers trying to
detain them for the thefts, the teens pepper-sprayed the officers, according to
police. All four were charged as adults with charges including conspiracy to
commit armed robbery, armed robbery, first-degree assault and theft.
Vallejo, CA: Home Depot Asset Protection officer nearly pepper
sprayed by 2 female teenagers
Two Vallejo teens were arrested after trying to steal items from Home Depot and
attacking a loss prevention officer. The 16- and 17-year-old girls were seen
shoplifting at the store before the security guard approached them. As soon as
they were confronted by the prevention officer, the older teen then attempted to
spray him with a pepper spray can but it failed to work. As the security guard
tried to restrain her, the 16-year-old girl again tried to pepper spray him with
the same can, and started kicking him after realizing the can was faulty, police
said. They were both soon taken into custody by arriving police officers, one of
whom was also kicked by the older teen, police added.
Sherman, TX: Arrests made in Belk, Sherman Town Center Smash and Grab
Sherman Police said they have arrested four teens for ramming a stolen SUV into
a Sherman department store. Sherman Police said the teens smashed into the Belk
Department Store in Sherman Town Center, stole several items and took off. A tip
led police to Denison high school where two suspects were arrested, and two more
were caught a short time later a few miles from the school. Sherman police say
the crash was intentional and the suspects could face multiple charges.
Pittsburgh, PA: Man Tries To Steal Phone From Walmart,
Ends Up Stabbing Himself
A Lemont Furnace man is recovering in the hospital after attempting to shoplift
a phone from Walmart. It happened at the Walmart in South Union Township around
6 p.m. on Monday. Police say 46-year-old David Lee removed a Straight Talk
Wireless phone from the shelf using a knife. They say he later went into the
automotive aisle and tried to open the packaging with the same knife. While
trying to open the package, Lee stabbed himself in the arm with the knife. Lee
was bleeding excessively from the wound, and staff noticed this when they
approached him. He grabbed a towel off of the shelf and wrapped his arm in it,
trying to leave the store. After leaving the store, police say Lee got into a
car and went straight to Uniontown Hospital. His injury was so severe, he had to
be flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Little Rock, AR: LRPD responding to 15 Armed Robberies over last 4 days
Little Rock robbery detectives have their hands full after an unusually high
number of armed robberies to individuals and businesses over the last few days.
From Friday to Monday - 15 separate robberies were committed all over the city.
Two of the 15 armed robberies happened within minutes of each other on Monday
morning in West Little Rock.
IN: 3 arrested in Counterfeit Money Operation; uncut sheets of $20's seized
For this mother, son and step-father team, a thirst for a drink dried up their
alleged counterfeiting operation. In Bloomington, a rash of bogus $20.00 bills
put store clerks on alert. And it's not just in Bloomington. Kokomo police have
seen counterfeit cash recently, too, mostly $100 bills. Police say the three
suspects went into the restaurant separately, all ordered a drink, and all paid
with a $20 bill. When the clerk told the trio the bills were bogus, they fled
the restaurant. Employees gave police the car's license plate number and before
long, officers pulled them over. In the trunk, they allegedly found uncut sheets
of fake $20 bills. They also found receipts from stores in Bloomington,
Martinsville and Indianapolis, where other bogus bills may have been passed.
Investigators traced the trio to an Indianapolis motel, where they found a
printer allegedly used to produce the bills, as well as paper.
Philadelphia, PA: 2 wanted in South Philly Jewelry store robbery
Two men are being sought in connection with an armed robbery at a South
Philadelphia jewelry store. It was shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday when police
were called to Royal Jewelers, located along the 2300 block of South 23rd
Street. Police say the suspects, one armed with a knife, took approximately
$50,000 worth of jewelry.
Hoover AL: Target theft suspect indentified in 30 minutes after Facebook post
Hoover Police identified the suspect in a theft a the Target at the Grove at
Heath Lee Simpson, 42. Simpson was identified around 30 minutes after police
posted the suspect's photo to their Facebook page on Sept. 4. They also obtained
a warrant for first degree robbery. The suspect attempted to steal $650 worth of
electronics from the Target at the Grove shopping center.
NS, CN: $2,600 Violin theft at music store caught on video
A Halifax music store is hoping the release of a video showing a woman allegedly
stealing one of their violins will lead to the recovery of the musical
instrument. Halifax Regional Police say they are investigating but have not laid
any charges. CBC News has decided to blur the woman's face because police have
not named her as a suspect. Staff at the Spring Garden Road store discovered the
theft last week and a review of their security video allegedly showed a woman
removing a MV400-2 Flame Violin, priced at $2,616, from a store wall where it
was displayed with other instruments, including a $16,000 violin.
TAPA sets 3 year global target to achieve 2000 certified facilities
to tackle rising cargo crime
The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is launching a global
campaign to double the number of TAPA-certified warehouse facilities to over
2,000 in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific in the next three years and to
make a 'quantum leap' in the number of trucking companies operating in
compliance with the Association's Security Standards. TAPA was formed in 1997 to
tackle the multi-billion euro problem of cargo thefts from the supply chain.
Today, it boasts over 800 member companies globally, including many of the
world's biggest manufacturers and logistics service providers as well as leading
SME freight forwarding and transport operators, and other stakeholders. TAPA's
Facility Security Requirements (FSR) and Trucking Security Requirements (TSR)
have been developed by supply chain security professionals and logistics
specialists. Independently-audited, they are widely respected as the leading
security standards for the movement of high value, theft targeted goods and many
supplier contracts now demand compliance with TAPA Standards.
Angeles, CA: LAPD gets new Electric BMW Patrol cars
The sight of a puny, electric-powered BMW police car with flashing red lights
isn't exactly going to instill fear in the hearts of this city's criminals. But
on Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department showed off the newest member of its
fleet, a black-and-white BMW i3, a diminutive electric car meant for tooling
around downtowns, not necessarily for a televised high-speed freeway chase. BMW
is loaning the police cruiser to the force for a year as part of Mayor Eric
Garcetti's desire to get more electric or plug-in cars into the city's fleet.
Jonesboro, AR: Second suspect arrested in jewelry store robbery, bond set at $1
Panama City Beach, FL: FBI Joins Search for Pier Park Jewelry Store Robber
New Brunswick, CN: 3 men charged after 9 guns stolen from Saint-Antoine store
Asheville, NC: Felony Identity thief flees Police, end in crash
Pierce Co, WA: Former FedEx man pleads Not Guilty to $16,000 Silver Coin theft
CVS - Irvine, CA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Columbia, SC - Armed Robbery/ shots fired
E-Cig & Vapor - Sanford, FL - Burglary
Family Dollar - Trotwood, OH - Armed Robbery w/ axe
GNC - Valdosta, GA - Armed Robbery
Golden Foods - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
Golden Lion - Palos Verdes, CA - Armed Robbery/ Clerk struck w/ bat
KK Unimart - Manitowoc, Co, WI - Robbery
Lee Boulevard - Lehigh Acres, FL - Robbery/ owner wins
Metro PCS - Las Cruces, NM - Robbery
Staples - Palm Coast, FL - Armed Robbery
Verizon - St Charles, IL - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Mebane, NC - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Johnson City, TN - Armed Robbery- 2nd this week
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