Mike Andreotti was promoted to Director, Assets
Protection, Field Operations for Target. Mike
was previously the Sr. Group Mgr, Assets Protection Field Operations -
Investigations Center for the retailer. Mike joined Target in 1999 as Assets
Protection Team Leader, T1182. He was named to his most recent position in
February 2013. Mike will report to Ashley Petzold, Vice President, Assets
Protection. Congratulations Mike!
2015's GLPS's - Group LP Selfie's
Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
One Team at a Time
Shoprite Loss Prevention Team
"Tenacity, the breakfast of champions!"
Left to right: Mark Jakobowski, Loss Prevention Manager; Jermaine Elder,
Loss Prevention Manager; Robert Wise,
Loss Prevention Manager; Jeff Brown, CEO; Mike
Loss Prevention Manager; Jared Ferguson,
Loss Prevention Manager; Craig Gage, Director of
Loss Prevention & Safety; Anthony Davis,
Loss Prevention Manager; Willie Williams,
Loss Prevention Manager; Jon Levins,
Loss Prevention Manager; Evan Gilbert, Loss
Prevention Supervisor; Ed Fields,
Loss Prevention Manager
Brown's ShopRite is a family owned and operated supermarket chain with stores in
and around the Philadelphia area. Brown's ShopRite supermarkets were founded in
1988 by President and CEO Jeffrey Brown with the vision of eliminating the "food
deserts" in inner city areas. The Company is also well known for its
state-of-the-art supermarkets that are spotlessly clean, offering a wide variety
of fresh food, low prices and friendly customer service. Brown's has been well
recognized for its dedication to the communities it serves and was recognized
for the past several years as "The Best Employer" in the Philadelphia region by
the Philadelphia Business Journal and other publications.
Share Your Team's Selfie & Let's Build Industry Pride
And have some fun in the process & Maybe win a
We still want your Group LP Selfies - So keep them coming retail LP teams!
Retail Crime Fighters Honored at New England ORC Symposium - $500K Bust - 'LP
Case of the Year'|
On Thursday, September 17th a group of Maine loss prevention and law enforcement
professionals were honored at the New England Organized Retail Crime Symposium
and Tradeshow at the DCU Center. This year's Loss Prevention Case of the Year
was a true coordinated effort between loss prevention and local, state and
federal law enforcement. The case began as an investigation at a single Walmart
location in Palmyra, ME. It led to a four month investigation involving several
locations across Maine including Bangor and Ellsworth and ended in the bust of
an elaborate organized crime ring and fencing operation.
After experiencing a pattern of thefts at the Palmyra Walmart, Alex Jones, the
location's Asset Protection Manager, discovered an account on an online website
selling goods similar to those being stolen including items like Crest Whitestrips, Legos, disposable razors and more. Jones, along with Walmart Market
Asset Protection Manager, James Bryant, then began building a case to bring to
the Maine State Police. Working in cooperation with the Walmart team, the Maine
State Police investigation, overseen by Lt. Mark Brooks, and conducted by lead
investigators Detective Chris Tupper and Trooper Chris Crawford, revealed the
true breadth of criminal activity stretching across central Maine. Focusing on
the online account, investigators were able to identify the location of the
fence and the operation's key players. With the help of local and federal law
enforcement search warrants were executed on three homes and a number of bank
vaults resulting in recovered merchandise, seizure of cash in the amount of
$250,000 and seizure of gold and silver worth $100,000. The total estimated
value of the bust is nearly $500,000. See our full recap of the New England
ORC Symposium & Tradeshow with more pictures in our ORC column below.
U.S. Retail Fraud Survey 2015 to launch
at first Retail Fraud - New York show
Volumatic are proud and delighted to be this year's US Retail Fraud Survey 2015
sponsor for the third year running. The US Survey, launching at the inaugural
Retail Fraud - New York show this Thursday 24th September, is based on primary
research into the systems, processes and strategies used by North America's
leading retailers. It provides a detailed picture of the evolving fraud
challenge for retailers, in all its dimensions. In sponsoring this study, our
purpose is to help take a collaborative stance against fraud. The Survey,
launched in 2013, is based on primary research into the systems, processes and
strategies used by 100 of the US's top retailers. It provides the single most
detailed picture available of the evolving fraud challenge facing retailers, in
all its dimensions, promoting a collaborative stance by the retail risk and loss
prevention community against fraud.
Click here to view the UK Retail Fraud Survey - 2015.
The Retail Equation Presents at ASIS: Learn How Strict Merchandise Return Rules
Can Decrease Retail Revenue
The Retail Equation, the industry leader in retail transaction optimization
solutions, will present a case study on "How Strict Return Rules Can Decrease
Retail Revenue" at the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits, the
world's most influential security conference and trade show. The session will
take place on September 30 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in poster location 309 at the
Anaheim Convention Center. Adi Raz, senior director, data sciences and
modeling, and Daniel Downs, Ph.D. statistical criminologist, with The Retail
Equation, will discuss the impact strict return policies have on business. The
findings are from a recent case study in which TRE compared friendly return
policies against strict return rules and how the latter can significantly harm
net sales. In particular, the unintended consequence of stricter return rules
and policies for retailers, depending on chain size, can be a 9 percent
reduction in net sales, which results in a revenue decline of hundreds of
millions or even billions of dollars. With return authorization solutions
deployed in more than 34,000 retail locations, The Retail Equation evaluates an
unprecedented amount of return data, and in turn, is able to provide retailers
with powerful insights to help retailers understand and improve their business.
Click to read the complete white paper by The Retail Equation.
Australia - CEO Apologizes After Security Guard, Manager Refused To Let A Man
With Down Syndrome Into Store
An Australian entertainment retailer is dealing with some seriously negative
press after it wouldn't let a customer with Down syndrome enter one of its
stores, mistaking the man for another banned customer with Down syndrome. James
Milne, the 21-year-old customer, was attempting to enter a JB Hi-Fi retail store
in Brisbane, Australia when he was stopped by security guards, The Guardian
reports. The manager of the store told James and his father they couldn't come
in, claiming James was banned and the store had his photo on file. When James'
father asked to see the photograph, he was shocked to see the man in question
didn't look anything like his son. When Mr. Milne alerted the manager of this,
the manager allegedly dismissively said, "they look the same," and continued to
not allow James to enter the store. The post was uploaded on Monday and
immediately went viral, receiving over 140,000 likes and garnering more than
85,000 shares. Richard Murray, chief executive of JB Hi-Fi, sent a personal
letter to the family and posted an apology to the company's Facebook page.
Missouri Attorney General: Walgreens deceives shoppers with stale price tags
Walgreen Co should be held in contempt and fined for its persistent failure to
remove expired price tags from store shelves, a practice that deceives
consumers, causes overcharges and violates a 2014 settlement, Missouri's
attorney general said. Attorney General Chris Koster on Tuesday filed papers in
a Kansas City, Missouri state court seeking civil fines of up to $5,000 per
tag against the Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc unit, and additional penalties
if the tags are not removed. Koster said inspectors from his consumer protection
unit found 1,306 expired tags at 49 of the 50 Walgreens stores they visited
in Missouri from July 26 to Sept. 1, including two tags that expired in 2013.
Walgreen in a statement said the settlement was "in our customers' best
interests," and that it will continue working with Koster to ensure pricing
accuracy. "We are committed to continuing to earn our customers' trust and
loyalty," it said.
Whole Foods Accused Of Not Displaying Price Info Correctly
Whole Foods Market Group Inc. has been hit with a putative class action in New
Jersey state court claiming the high-end grocery chain failed to include proper
price information with certain items in violation of a state consumer protection
statute. Nancy Burgos contends in a complaint in Essex County Superior Court
that Whole Foods has breached the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and run afoul of
requirements that the price of merchandise be located on the item itself or
where the item is offered for sale. That case was filed on June 25, the day
after the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs revealed findings that
Whole Foods stores in its jurisdiction had routinely overpriced food sold by
weight, in some cases by as much as 40 percent. The following month,
Whole Foods admitted that some shoppers had been overcharged for food
prepared in its stores.
PacSun Facing Lawsuit Over On-Call Scheduling - 'Wage Theft'
On-call scheduling is a practice in retail when the sales staff is required to
call store management in order to get a green light to come to work. Prominent
mall retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. was sued in Los Angeles
Superior Court by a former employee for this practice, which the plaintiff,
Shayna Broadstone, contends resulted in lost wages and haywire scheduling. "It
is generically described as wage theft," McNicholas said of the practice of
on-call scheduling. "It is unfair." The 16-page complaint states that PacSun
violated California's reporting time pay requirement, Wage Order 7-2001. It
states that each workday that an employee is required to report to work, but is
not put to work after reporting, the employee will be paid for half of the day's
Holiday Survival Kit Saves Interviewers Everywhere
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SEC Fines Stein Mart $800K Over Accounting of Discounted Goods
Smart & Final to Open 100 New Grocery Stores
Macy's expands off-price format, opening two Bloomingdale's Outlet stores
Deloitte: Holiday sales to increase 3.5-4%, slower than last year's 5.2% growth
Behavioral Shifts in Holiday Shopping - 41% plan to shop on Thanksgiving
Same Store Sales Results
Neiman Marcus Q4 comp's up 1.9% with total revenue up 4.9%
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Women jailed for stealing friend's rare teddy bears worth £37k ($56,565) and
received payments via PayPal
The European Global Asset Protection Investigations team assisted the United
Kingdom's Leicestershire Constabulary with their investigation into the Rachel
Reynolds and Claire Cunningham. The now convicted suspects, Reynolds and
Cunningham took around 100 rare Steiff toys and sold them for fraction of value
on internet auction site. Several people purchased the stolen bears through the
suspect's PayPal accounts and despite the true value of the collection, the
court heard the bears were all sold for less than £4,000. Reynolds was jailed
for two-and-a-half years and Cunningham, sentenced to two years in prison after
they admitted theft at Leicester Crown Court.
For further information on PayPal GAP Team, email inquiries to
Tips To Avoid the Disastrous Retail Data Breach
Data breaches, stolen credit card data and hacking into databases are becoming
everyday scenarios for both small and large retailers. No customer, online or in
the brick-and-mortar shopping environment, wants to patronize any retailer where
their data and financial information may not be secured or protected. It's a
critical issue, but oftentimes retailers aren't sure where to start or what to
know before embarking on a security strategy. So Retail Customer Experience
reached out to Michael Bruemmer, VP of consumer protection at Experian, to get
some expert insight on security basics that need to be in place and his view on
how retailers are handling necessary and critical data security efforts.
What is the very minimum retail establishments should be doing to ensure a
secure customer interaction? The steady drumbeat of large data breaches in
the retail sector has proven this issue is not going to go away. Merchants need
to understand this and ensure they communicate to their employees and customers
that they take cybersecurity very seriously and are willing do everything they
can do to increase security. This includes not only updating payment terminals
for the upcoming EMV liability shift in October, but also only collecting
customer information only when necessary, and taking steps to secure personally
identifiable information. The minimum standard today to be secure is to have an
incident response plan in place and a cyber-insurance policy.
A retail data breach can happen in the store, online and during a mobile
checkout process, making security more complex and challenging for the retailer.
Any specific advice about what not to do, or issues retailers need to know about
in establishing a strong security infrastructure? Retailers face a
huge challenge in reconciling the convenience of new payment technologies with
data security. A recent survey, Experian Data Breach Resolution conducted with
the Ponemon Institute, revealed more than half of professionals in the payment
sector prioritize customer convenience over security. This is concerning, as the
transition to adopt any type of new payment technology can add risk. Retailers
should think carefully before implementing new transaction systems, and ensure
all data is moved securely during the transition. Retailers should also keep in
mind that credit card data is not the only type of information they need to
protect. All consumer data -- including usernames and passwords -- should be
secured. Some of the best ways to establish a strong security posture is to have
a Chief Information Security Officer in place, a preparedness plan that is
updated and practiced at least twice per year, encrypting data, and training
employees on security protocols.
Report: Target in new push away from tech outsourcing
Don't assume that the layoff of 275 IT employees in August 2015 by Target Corp.
means the retailer is reducing its focus on in-house technology operations.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the layoffs actually set the stage for a
big push away from IT outsourcing and toward hiring 1,000 new global technology
workers. The new IT employees will have modern technology skills like agile
development and focus on open-source development of mobile and online tools.
Although Target has traditionally outsourced close to half its IT workforce, the
retailer wants to bring technology development in-house to better take advantage
of proprietary knowledge and applications.
Fake recruiters on LinkedIn are targeting IT Security executives
"There's a group of fake recruiters on LinkedIn mapping IT Security executives
networks. "They will approach you by sending a general recruiter message with
a profile picture of an attractive woman," he then explained their modus
operandi. "The job will be relative to your job. They will 'scout' a few people
(besides you). After about a week they stop sending out new requests, the
profile picture is removed and a bit later their name is changed making it
hard to find these people back in your list if its big). In about a month
the accounts disappear, not sure if on purpose."
On LinkedIn, the accounts of the apparently fake Talent Src recruiters note that
each one is dedicated to recruiting specific specialists working in a variety of
security niches (automotive security, mobile security, etc.).
TIPS TO AVOID THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF MOBILE SECURITY
1- AVOID RELYING ON DEVICE MANAGEMENT ALONE. 2- DON'T SACRIFICE USER EXPERIENCE
ON THE ALTAR OF SECURITY. 3- AVOID PROTECTING CORPORATE DATA WITH PERSONAL PASSCODES. 4- STOP OBSTRUCTING BUSINESS WORKFLOWS. 5- DON'T TREAT SECURITY
INCONSISTENTLY ACROSS PLATFORMS. 6- DISALLOW DATA TO LEAVE YOUR CONTROL. 7-
SECURITY DOESN'T STOP AT THE EDGE OF YOUR ENTERPRISE.
Kohl's kicks up omnichannel efforts; piloting same-day delivery
"Omnichannel is not something a retailer 'does' but is instead something they
Apple withdraws some China apps after malware found in unusual security breach
INNOVATION, COLLABORATION, EVALUATION
Fear of crime, lower sales, higher-losses- retail crime affects all retailers,
and all shoppers. So for 11 years, loss prevention executives from leading US
retailers have headed to Gainesville, FL for the LPRC Impact Research Conference
to discuss recent crime and loss control research findings, as well as to set
The conference is put on by the industry group Loss Prevention Research Council,
a coalition of over 40 retail chains, 40 security technology companies, and
manufacturers like Proctor and Gamble and Mead Johnson, in conjunction with the
University of Florida's Crime Prevention Research Team.
Retail asset protection executives from multiple retailers including Home Depot,
CVS, Walmart, Big Lots, Best Buy, Autozone, eBay, Lowes, Publix, Bloomingdales,
Target, Kroger, Macy's, Rite-Aid, Louis Vuitton, Kay Jewelers, Family Dollar,
Verizon, and TJ Maxx will be in attendance. Dr. Read Hayes, a UF Research
Scientist specializing in criminology, heads up the annual conference.
This year's October 5th-7th conference features an anonymized panel of active
theft offenders, recent experimental and offender interview research, a tour of
the UF and LPRC Innovation Lab located in UF's Innovation Square, multiple
breakout working groups on hot topics including fraud, supply chain protection,
shoplifting reduction, video analytics, crime pattern modeling, and violent
This year's 2015 annual IMPACT Conference is to take place in the J. Wayne Reitz
Union Grand Ball-Room, located on UF's Main Campus, with over 175 executives
expected to participate.
"Impact allows you to quickly learn if you are
devoting the right amount of resources to combat Organized Retail Crime
problems, and get the ROI you need to be thought of as a business unit
supporting company goals." - Denny Dansak (Kroger Company)
Click here to learn more.
Keys to Collaboration:
Building Effective Public-Private Sector Partnerships
With ORC losses estimated at $30+ billion per year, retailers and law
enforcement agencies have been increasingly working together through
public-private partnerships to collaborate, share intelligence and enhance
investigative results. In this LPNN interview moderated by
Joe LaRocca, RetaiLPartners, hear from
three distinguished law enforcement partners who are involved in these efforts:
Eric Ives, Unit Chief, International
Organized Crime Task Forces, FBI; and
Cpt. John Romero
Det. Joe Hopkins
of the LAPD Commercial Crimes Division. Learn how the LAPD is addressing
cybercrime, how LAAORCA has helped retailers solve major cases, and how to best
engage law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels.
Episode Sponsored By:
Long Beach' Sendoff
LPNN Quick Take #17
Amber Bradley, Calibration, LLC and Gus Downing
and Mike Crissman of the D&D Daily, sign off from "Live in Long Beach"
at NRF Protect 2015. Thanks to all the sponsors who helped make the event
possible and all the LP leaders who participated in interviews throughout the
day. We hope these sessions have helped add value to you and your career (click
here to watch any episodes you missed).
Thanks for watching and we'll see you at our next live LPNN broadcast in NYC
in January 2016!
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Infographic: Clues that reveal online fraud
The best means of online fraud remediation is to flag and prevent fraudulent
transactions before they are processed. But what are the telltale signs of a
fraudulent account? A new infographic from antifraud software provider Sift
Science highlights some common risk factors retailers should look out for. For
example, if three other accounts share a shipping address, it is four
times more likely to be fraudulent. If two other accounts share the same
credit card, it is five times more risky. A four minute-old account is a
major fraud indicator, as these accounts are 35 times more likely to be
fraudulent. A known reshipping address is 78 times as likely to be
fraudulent. In addition, an unusually high order value is twice as risky.
If there are five or more digits in a customer's email address, it is
four times as risky. Orders with expedited shipping are four times as
likely to be fraudulent, while if there are more than 8,000 kilometers
between a customer's IP and billing address, it is eight times as risky.
Click here to view the full infographic.
Kount And Emailage Partner To Leverage The Power Of The Email Address To Improve
Kount, a leading provider of fraud detection and sales boosting technology has
announced that it has integrated Emailage, an innovative new fraud prevention
solution that gives merchants the ability to assess and leverage risk based on a
user's email address. Email addresses are universal data points that are already
collected during most transactions and, sometimes, the only data point available
to a merchant. Yet even with this limited information, Emailage can provide
intelligent fraud risk assessment using the email address as the key data
element to identify transactional risk and streamline transaction approvals. The
combined solution leverages a vast global consortium of data across all
industries and utilizes powerful machine learning methods to interpret the key
elements and characteristics of a fraudulent transaction. It is a scalable,
enterprise SaaS technology that is already implemented and integrated into
Groupon to cut 1,100 jobs, pull out of 7 countries
NY regulator issues first license for bitcoin company
Amazon offering steep discount on Prime service for one day only
Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay Now Available to
The U.S. Postal Service and Alibaba agree to collaborate on cross-border
Online vitamin sales surge with growing Chinese demand
The Future of Payments: faster, smarter and mobile
RETAIL CRIME FIGHTERS GATHER AGAIN IN WORCESTER, MA TO LEARN WHILE CELEBRATING
SUCCESS AND CHANGE
By Kevin Plante, Director Loss Prevention, Reporting and Analytics, CVS
Worcester, MA - On Thursday, September 17, 2015 loss prevention and law
enforcement personnel from across New England gathered at the DCU Center in
Worcester, MA to attend the New England Organized Retail Crime Symposium and
Tradeshow. Sponsored by the state retail associations of the six New England
states, the event aims to raise awareness to the growing problem of ORC through
information sharing and networking opportunities, educational presentations by
industry leaders and exposure to cutting edge theft prevention technologies.
The morning speaking session began with a discussion about technology in loss
prevention led by Joe LaRocca of RetaiLPartners. LaRocca has kicked off this
conference every year since it began 9 years
LaRocca was followed by a conversation with Ken Mortensen of
PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) and Vinny Crossman, Special Agent with the United
State Secret Service. They discussed data breaches and gave some wonderful
insight into what the issues are being seen today as well as things to do to
combat the issue.
The event's keynote speaker was Superintendent in Chief William Gross of the
Boston Police Department. The Chief provided a recap of the events leading up to
and following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Chief Gross provided some best
practices surrounding planning for large events as well as some insight into
some of the challenges that came about during the investigation.
The conference also featured a discussion led by Charlie Cichon, the National
Director of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI)
about the current state of the prescription drug problem in today's society and
four breakout sessions on topics including phone investigations, led by Matt
Christman of Dick's Sporting Goods), partnerships in retail with Emergency
Management Agencies, led by Chuck Moore of Walgreens), LP 101, led by Kevin
Plante, Chairman of the Retailers Association of MA LP Committee, and safety in
retail, led by Rick Rabin from MASSCOSH.
event's vendor hall included representatives from nearly thirty solutions
providers who actively participated in the day's activities - talking with the
attendees about current technology and solutions that are up coming and getting
ideas to help the next generation of LP / LE professionals do their jobs more
The event also serves as the venue for the annual NEORC awards which recognize
individuals that go above and beyond in their efforts to combat ORC activity.
Awards are presented to winners in the following three categories:
Prevention Person of the Year: Alan Cote of the Associated Grocers of New
England (AGNE) headquartered in Pembroke, NH.
Law Enforcement Officer of the Year: Glenn Browning, Deputy Director of
the New England State Police Information Network (NESPIN.
Loss Prevention Case of the Year: Palmyra, ME Walmart investigation (Alex
Jones and James Bryant from Walmart; Lt. Mark Brooks, Detective Chris Tupper and
Trooper Chris Crawford from Maine State Police).
Heading into its tenth year, organizers announced an expansion of the events
focus beyond ORC to the broader issue of general loss prevention. The shift is
intended to provide current attendees with a wider variety of topics and
speakers, attract new attendees from the associations' small business, while at
the same time continuing their efforts on ORC. Starting next year the event will
be rebranded as the New England Loss Prevention Expo to better reflect this new
Jefferson, OH: FJDiscountStore Website owners indicted for fencing
$1.6M of stolen goods
Two people accused of reselling more than $1.6 million in stolen retail goods
through a "discount" website have been indicted by a county grand jury. A
federal investigation revealed Zdenek Sembera and his wife, Jana Dubsik
deposited some of the money into foreign accounts, and received some of their
stolen property from outside the country, said county Prosecutor Nick Iarocci.
In early July, the federal Department of Homeland Security assisted in a county
Sheriff's Department-led raid on the couple's home. It was the culmination of a
months-long investigation into Sembera's activity, with the cooperation of
retailers Target and Wal-Mart and consumer goods producer Procter and Gamble.
"The Sheriff's Department (assisted by other law enforcement agencies) conducted
controlled buys of some of the materials," Iarocci said. According to the
indictment, the materials were over-the-counter medications and self-care goods,
such as thousands of dollars worth of Gillette razors and Crest Whitestrips.
Other items included in the indictment were tires from Wal-Mart and external
hard drives from Target. All the goods were stolen from the various retailers by
an established "network" of people and later fenced on FJDiscountStore.com at a
low price. Iarocci said he believed most of the goods were not stolen from area
Former Nike employee steals over $9,000 in shoes by stuffing the merchandise
down his pants
A local Memphian was arrested for stealing thousands from the Nike store on
Winchester by stuffing the merchandise down his pants. According to the
affidavit, 20-year-old Markell Fossett was taken into custody after the Nike
Asset Protection Investigator contacted law enforcement saying the former
employee had stolen more than $9,225 worth in shoes. Fossett reportedly told the
Nike investigator ever since February 2015 he would take shoes from the store,
put them down his pants one at a time, and then walk them out to his car in the
parking lot. He reportedly did this three times a day until he was let go in
June 2015. In all, Nike said they lost 205 pairs of shoes.
Pueblo, AZ: Police bust suspects in $5,615 gun theft; surveillance footage of
burglars led to quick capture
Police arrested a trio of suspects and recovered several stolen guns following a
burglary at a Pueblo gun store that happened Sunday morning. Police said that
based on RJC Firearms inventory, it was learned that 11 firearms including
handguns, pistols and revolvers were stolen. The value of those firearms is
estimated to be about $5,615, according to police.
Blount Co, TN: Second alleged burglar arrested by BCSO;
tied to Sears $844 theft
Blount County Sheriff's Office recovered a roomful of stolen goods Monday and
charged the second of two men allegedly responsible for the thefts. Josh
Teffeteller was picked up after police identified him on video surveillance
footage from Sears in Foothills Mall. Loss prevention employees there reported
Sept. 16 that there had been a series of tool thefts from the department store,
including a Sept. 15 incident in which two men allegedly came in and took a
number of tools and an air conditioning unit, worth about $844 retail.
Sylvester, GA: Police seeking 2 suspects in $1,500 Walmart TV theft
Sylvester Police Department was summoned by an employee around 3:40 p.m. to the
loss prevention department of the store. Officer Davis stated Rakesa Smith told
him the televisions, valued at nearly $1,500, had been removed from one of the
side doors in the building.
Athens, GA: Habitual shoplifter sought in Athens Lowe's theft
Athens-Clarke police identified an Athens man as the suspect in the Monday theft
of a chain saw from Lowe's on Lexington Road. Police said the man took the saw,
valued at $300, and left the area in a blue Buick. The suspect, who is already
on probation for shoplifting at Lowe's in Oconee County, is well known among
police and loss prevention officers for his habitual shoplifting, the officer
said. Police spoke to the suspect by phone on Monday and he offered to turn
himself in, but by Tuesday had not done so.
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Co, NY: Deputies risk own safety to rescue suspected shoplifter from storm drain
The two deputies who put themselves in harms way to crawl down 300 feet of dark,
damp, mud-filled corrugated metal to pull Wayne Rinker to safety on Friday.
Deputy Michael Lute and Deputy Chad Cummings volunteered to rescue Rinker after
it seemed pretty certain he was still in the storm drain, nearly five hours
after he ran from a loss prevention officer at Kmart where he allegedly helped
an accomplice steal Legos. The two men have been charged with petit larceny and
conspiracy and additional charges are still pending.
Spanaway, WA: Police seek man charged with robbery, shooting at AutoZone
Terry Moser Jr., 35, is charged with first-degree assault, three counts of
first-degree robbery, and unlawful gun possession. Pierce County Superior Court
Judge Michael Schwartz signed the warrant Sept. 17, and Moser has not yet been
found. Moser showed up just after noon Sept. 9 at AutoZone, wearing a wig and
carrying a handgun. He pointed the weapon at a clerk and demanded cash, and also
took cash from customers. He fired into the ceiling and as he fled also shot at
an employee, missing the worker. Police say he's armed and dangerous.
IL: Once-missing clerk, boyfriend charged in staging Shell station Armed
Simone Boyd, 21 (employee) left the store with
Brandon Morris, 21 (boyfriend) after he jumped the counter and took money from
the register. Both Morris and Boyd were seen on video leaving the store together
leading police to believe that the incident was a robbery/abduction. Both were
later captured in Cook County where the stolen money was recovered, police said.
Both have been charged with felony theft.
Rock, AR: Five Smash & Grab robbers hit Robinson's Fine Jewelry
Surveillance video from the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday at Roberson's Fine
Jewelry in Little Rock shows four of the robbers in the store, the 5th suspect
remained in the waiting truck. No one was hurt during the robbery.
San Francisco, CA: Shoplifter beats serious charges in Target robbery trial
A 35-year-old man who was caught and tackled by three security guards after
shoplifting from a Target in San Francisco beat the felony charges against him
Monday and was only convicted with the less serious charge of shoplifting.
Despite pulling out a knife and cutting two security guards, Jake Fitch-Barclay
was only found guilty in Superior Court of one misdemeanor shoplifting charge
and sentenced to time served.
West Bend, WI: Five arrested for Smash & Grab at Husar's
House of Fine Diamonds
West Bend police say five people are in custody in Michigan suspected of a
smash-and-grab robbery at Husar's House of Fine Diamonds back in December. On
December 29, five men armed with hammers ran into the story, smashed display
cases, and got away with watches. According to police, a federal grand jury
handed down an indictment Tuesday against five men in the U.S. District Court in
Wisconsin. The suspects range from 21 to 28 years old, and all five are from
Detroit. Investigators believe the five men who robbed Husar's hit several
jewelry stores across the country. West Bend police say they're working with the
FBI and US Attorney's Office to identify other people who may be involved in the
Detroit gang 'Band Crew' members charged with wreaking
havoc around gas stations
Eight young Detroit men are in federal custody after being accused of
involvement in a violent street gang known as "Band Crew." In an indictment
unsealed Tuesday after all the suspects were arrested, federal authorities
accuse the group of involvement in shootings, robberies, drug sales and other
crimes that took place in northwest Detroit over the last four years. Many of
the crimes listed in the indictment involved theft, drug sales and intimidation
in and around Detroit gas stations, at times committed while "exclaiming their
affiliation with Band Crew."
Burbank, CA: Man punches 78-year-old over Nutella samples at Costco
A California man is facing up to 11 years behind bars for elder abuse-- after he
allegedly punched a 78-year-old man who tried to get him to stop hoarding free
samples of Nutella waffles at a Costco in Burbank. He's pleaded not guilty.
Denver CO: Three men shot outside Convenience
Madison, WI: MPD receives seven more cases of credit card fraud
Kay Jewelers in the Eastwood Mall, Niles, OH was the victim of a Glass Lift
Robbery, merchandise valued at $4,199
Zales in Charlotte, NC was the victim of a Grab & Run theft, merchandise valued
Boost Mobile - Virginia Beach, VA - Armed Robbery/ Abduction
Chevron - Wellington, FL - Homicide
Chevron - Macon, GA - Shooting
Circle K - Oklahoma City, OK - Armed Robbery
Conoco - Denver, CO - Shooting
Dollar General - Springfield, MO - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Clairton, PA - Robbery
Dollar General - Akron, OH - Armed Robbery
George & Ed's - Rochester, NH - Robbery
Hometown - Jackson, MI - Armed Robbery
Kum & Go - Council Bluffs, IA - Armed Robbery
Mega Saver - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Sam's Quick - Springfield, MA - Armed Robbery
Scotty's - Philadelphia, MS - Burglary
Super Stop - Davenport, IA - Shooting
T Mobile - Paramus, NJ - Burglary
7-Eleven - Chesapeake, VA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Corona, CA - Armed Robbery
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