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2017 GLPS - Group LP Selfies
Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
Building Industry Pride - One Team Selfie at a Time

SSP - Global Loss Prevention Team in London for their Global Loss Prevention Forum

"SSP - The Food Travel Experts"

Front Row, left to right: Sergio Trujillo (Spain, LP Analyst); Hany Mansour (UAE, Cash Controller); Christos Christodoulou (Middle East / EEME Internal Audit); Georgia Panayiotou (Cyprus, LP Analyst); Natalia Pal (Global, Business Controller); Maryline Barret (France, LP Manager); Chris Goble (Global - Global Director, Business Controls); Garth Gasse (USA & Canada - Director, Loss Prevention)

Back Row: Sebastian Genckel (Denmark / Sweden, LP Supervisor); Tamara Galacs (Hungary / Russia, LP Analyst); Geir Woldseth (Norway / Finland, LP Analyst); Mark Kirk (Germany / Austria / Switzerland, Asset Protection Manager; Sohel Parvez (UK / Ireland, LP Analyst); Awade Kassim (France, Internal Audit)

Missing: Gerry Golden (UK / Ireland, Head of LP & Audit); Pricilla Chan (Asia Pacific / Australia, Finance Controller)


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CLEAR Recognizes ORC Award Winners at
8th Annual Conference

The 8th annual Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR) conference in San Antonio is off to a great start for the 180 attendees taking in topics on ORC Trends, Dark Web Investigations, Traveling ORC crews, and Gift Card Fraud.

In addition, awards were given for outstanding ORC investigator and investigations for a $106 million merchandise theft case that spanned eight years. The outstanding Law Enforcement Investigator of the Year award went to DHS Special Agent Johnathan Willis, and the outstanding Loss Prevention Investigations award went to the Abercrombie and Fitch ORC team. The partnership of these two entities, along with numerous other major retailers and Law Enforcement agencies, brought this case to a conclusion with 22 indictments and an identified loss of $106 million dollars.

See pictures from the conference below, submitted by CLEAR President Curt Crum
 

 

Investigator of the Year award winner DHS Special Agent Johnathan Willis with CLEAR President Curt Crum

 

The San Antonio Police Department Honor Guard presided over the opening ceremonies


 


CLEAR Board of Directors at the Alamo

 

Attendees take in one of the many great topics


Workplace Violence Erupts at Maryland Office Park
Five Shot - Three Killed - Shooter Still on the Loose

A gunman is on the loose after shooting five people -- killing three -- at a Maryland home-remodeling business on Wednesday morning, authorities say.

Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, is believed to have shot five people at Advanced Granite Solutions at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, roughly 30 miles northeast of Baltimore, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told reporters in a news conference. The area is very populated and has dozens of businesses nearby.

The five people shot are believed to be employees of the business, and the two injured were taken to a hospital Wednesday morning and are in critical condition. Authorities say the shooting was a targeted attack and that the suspect was associated with the business. wbaltv.com cnn.com

Active Shooter Resources from Johnson Controls
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Retailers, suppliers support California fire relief
Produce suppliers and retailers have been stepping up to help feed firefighters and victims of a series of wildfires that have ravaged Northern California's wine country.

As of Oct. 16, more than 220,000 acres had burned as a result of fires that killed at least 40 people and destroyed or damaged more than 5,500 residences, leaving 100,000 people homeless.

Charitable organizations throughout the region were working overtime to collect and distribute food, and some retailers were adapting to emergency conditions even as they reached out to help the affected communities.

The Redwood Empire Food Bank in hard-hit Santa Rosa is serving as a distribution hub for several regional shelters and evacuation centers, said Kevin West, communications coordinator.

"Many of the people who are in need right now are people who have lost their jobs, not necessarily people who have lost their homes," he said. "The number of people affected by this is huge." produceretailer.com

How you can help California wildfire victims

Aerial view of scorched K-Mart store destroyed in Santa Rosa, California fire



U.K. Lawmakers Slam Amazon, EBay for Failing to Tackle Tax Fraud
Amazon.com Inc., EBay Inc. and other online marketplaces are failing to take seriously online tax fraud by vendors using their platforms, a panel of U.K. lawmakers said, calling on the companies to work with the government's tax authority to tackle the problem.

The tax agency, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, has been too timid in using its powers and has failed to prosecute a single seller failing to charge value-added tax, Parliament's Public Accounts Committee said on Wednesday in a report. It described as "out of date and flawed" HMRC estimates that the problem costs the Treasury as much as 1.5 billion pounds ($2 billion) a year.

"Online marketplaces tell us they are committed to removing 'bad actors,' yet that sentiment rings hollow when those same marketplaces continue to profit from the actions of rogue traders," Committee Chairwoman Meg Hillier said in a statement. "Online VAT fraud is hugely damaging yet, as online sales continue to grow, the response of HMRC and the marketplaces where fraudsters operate has been dismal."

The online fraud -- by which sellers fail to charge VAT of 20 percent on goods -- allows them to undercut domestic suppliers as well as costing the Treasury money, according to the report. Because the marketplace websites receive commissions for sales through their platforms, they "profit from people who are defrauding the British taxpayer," the lawmakers said. bloomberg.com

Study: U.S. online retail sales on pace to top $1 trillion by 2027
Amazon will account for more than half of online sales

Online retail sales momentum is so strong that volume will increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9% over the next decade.

Based on this rate, U.S. online retail sales are expected to surpass $1 trillion in 2027. This eclipses the $445 billion sales level expected for 2017, according to the "2017 U.S. Online Retail Forecast," a report from FTI Consulting.

According to the data, U.S. online retail sales grew by 15.5% year-over-year ("YOY") through the second quarter of 2017. This surpassed online sales growth from 2016, which reached 14.9% YOY. Overall, the online channel now accounts for 12.2% of total U.S. retail sales (excluding auto and gas). However, this number is expected to reach 22% by 2027.

Amazon.com will account for more than half of U.S. online sales by 2027. This is a jump from the current share of 34.2%, previously reported in FTI Consulting's report, "Is Amazon Invincible? Store-Based Retailers at Tipping Point." chainstoreage.com

Report: Amazon Prime reaches 90M US members
Amazon's Prime membership has grown to 90 million in the U.S. and those customers are spending, on average, some $1,300 each year, compared to about $700 for non-member customers, according to a report Wednesday from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. retaildive.com

Big question for US cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth the price?
Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Is it worth it?

Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city would have to provide Amazon with generous tax breaks and other incentives that can erode a city's tax base. cnbc.com

U.S. Retail Workers Want Flexible Work Twice as Much as any Other Industry
The report "Inside the Heads of Job Seekers: U.S. Retail Candidate Preferences" provides retail employers insights and practical tips on how to attract and retain workers by offering NextGen flexible work practices and new ways to appeal to candidates. This research is timely for the industry: retail roles are the third hardest job to fill in the U.S. Talent shortages continue to escalate as retail work competes with the gig economy (including platform work like Uber) to attract workers seeking flexibility.

Unlike other industries where compensation is ranked as the top motivator, retail candidates rank type of work and schedule flexibility as the top two reasons they seek retail employment. Twice as many retail candidates want part time work than any other industry and 31 percent of retail workers also prefer to choose their own shifts versus 18 percent across other industries. rila.org

AmericasMart Atlanta VP of Security job posting taken down

UK's 2nd biggest supermarket chain Sainsbury's cuts 2,000 jobs

The Mall of San Juan Reopens, Kicking Off Year-Long Community Service Initiative

Kohl's opens Amazon shops in Chicago and LA


Quarterly Results
SUPERVALU Q2 comp's down 3.5%, net sales down 1.1%

LP Leader Makes Hollywood Cameo

LPNN's Joe LaRocca Plays Bailiff in Latest Episode of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

 

Joe LaRocca, Senior Advisor, Loss Prevention, RetaiLPartners - and Co-Host for the D&D Daily's Loss Prevention News Network - made a cameo appearance in the latest episode of HBO's long-running comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm starring Larry David.

In a hilarious court scene, Joe plays a bailiff who at one point is asked to escort out an unruly David, who was protesting a minor traffic violation for honking "too aggressively" at a cop stopped in traffic.

"Curb is one of my favorite shows and I was given the opportunity to play a small role," Joe said. "It took everything I had inside not to laugh while Larry was screaming at (me) the bailiff. The escort motions might look a little familiar to some LP folks - LOL."

With over 20 years of experience in retail loss prevention, LaRocca's positions over the years include VP of LP for the National Retail Federation and Director of LP for the Walt Disney Company's retail division. He is a nationally recognized LP spokesman, testifying before Congress and a number of state legislatures on identity theft and organized retail crime, and has acted as intermediary between retailers and law enforcement entities across the country. In 2016, he was awarded the NRF's prestigious Ring of Excellence award.


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IRS: 'Significant' number of Equifax victims had already had info stolen
The IRS does not expect the Equifax data breach to have a major effect on the upcoming tax filing season, Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday, adding that the agency believes a "significant" number of the victims already had their information stolen by cyber criminals.

"We actually think that it won't make any significantly or noticeable difference," Koskinen told reporters during a briefing on the agency's data security efforts. "Our estimate is a significant percent of those taxpayers already had their information in the hands of criminals."

The IRS estimates that more than 100 million Americans have had their personally identifiable information stolen by criminal hackers, he said. thehill.com

IT Security Executives Admit to Employer Snooping
IT security professionals often cross the ethical line when it comes to their employer, with 66% of survey respondents admitting that they seek out and access company information that they didn't need to do their work, according to a survey released today.

The global survey, which queried 913 IT security professionals, found 36% of respondents were willing to take it a step further and admitted to hunting down, or accessing, sensitive company performance information that was irrelevant to their work.

And it turns out that IT security executives were the worst offenders of this snooping behavior, compared to the rest of their team, according to the Dimensional Research survey commissioned by One Identity.

When it comes to general snooping of company information that is not sensitive, 71% of IT security executives admitted to this behavior, compared with 56% of IT security workers who did not hold a managerial position, the survey found.

The percentage of IT security executives willing to track down or access sensitive company performance information was a whopping 40%, compared with 17% for IT security team members who were not in a managerial role. darkreading.com

ATM Machine Malware Sold on Dark Web
ATM malware advertisements are making the rounds on the Dark Web, touting capabilities to clean the machines out of cash with hardware and software exploits, Kaspersky Lab announced Tuesday.

For example, one ad posted on the now-defunct AlphaBay Darknet marketplace offered detailed manuals, a list of required equipment, ATM models to target, and tips for operating the malware, Kaspersky notes. The sellers of this kit wanted $5,000.

Buyers were told they could steal all the cash from ATM machines infected with the malware, without having to bother accessing individual accounts and data used by ATM card holders, Kaspersky stated. darkreading.com

Study: Despite the hype, AI adoption has a long way to go
A majority of organizations are talking about AI, and a few have even begun to implement suitable projects. Despite their optimism about the potential of AI, fewer companies were confident that their organization was ready to exploit that potential, according to the "Enterprise AI Promise Study," from analytics provider SAS.

A big misnomer about slow adoption is that there is a lack of available technology. That isn't the case, the report said, as there are many options available. More often, the challenges come from a shortage of data science skills to maximize value from emerging AI technology, as well as barriers caused by deep organizational and societal obstacles.

In fact, 55% of respondents felt that the biggest challenge was the changing scope of human jobs in light of AI's automation and autonomy. This potential effect of AI on jobs includes job losses, but also the development of new jobs requiring new AI-related skills. chainstoreage.com

Raising Cane's Director of IT Security job posting taken down

Walgreens expanding tech office in Chicago, doubling downtown employees to 600






 

Couche-Tard could add to empire with purchase of Kroger convenience stores
Canadian convenience store chain Alimentation Couche Tard Inc. could be in the running to expand its growing global empire after grocery chain Kroger said it was considering selling its network of corner stores. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based chain announced Wednesday its intention to explore "strategic alternatives" for its convenience store business, including a sale it said could attract "premium multiples."

Kroger's convenience store business includes 784 locations across 18 states that employ 11,000 people operating under a series of banners. Kroger supermarket fuel centres are not included in the sale. The chain generated US$4-billion in annual revenues in 2016, including from the sale of 1.2 billion gallons of fuel. theglobeandmail.com

Loblaws to cut 500 corporate jobs
About 500 jobs are being cut at Loblaw Companies Ltd., beginning Monday, the company has confirmed.

The cuts are being made in corporate offices and include executives, members of management and employees across divisions and functions that support Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart and other retail stores, including No Frills, Joe Fresh and Zehrs.  thestar.com

Sears Canada executive chairman quits as liquidation looms
After failing to come up with a winning bid to keep Sears Canada in business, executive chairman Brandon Stranzl has resigned as executive chairman. Stranzl was the architect of changes at Sears - including a pared-down look, private labels and more fashionable merchandise in apparel and home decor - that had begun to register small improvements in at least one metric.

Sears Canada said it expects to start its liquidation sales Thursday. The court ordered that the sales be terminated no later than Jan. 21. thestar.com

Canada At #1 In Ranking Of World's Most Cashless Societies
When the world finally goes cash-free, there's a good chance Canadians will get there first. The country is moving towards a cashless society faster than anyone else, studies suggest.

One study, from trading site Forex Bonuses, named Canada the most advanced country in the world when it comes to cashless payments, narrowly edging out Sweden and the U.K. (See infographic below.)

The study looked at six elements of a cashless world: credit cards per person; debit cards per person; the share of cards that are contactless; the rate of growth of cashless payments; the share of payments made using non-cash methods; and the public's awareness of their non-cash options. Canada came out on top because of its reliance on plastic; there are more than two credit cards per person in Canada, Forex Bonuses noted.

The second study, carried out for Visa by think tank Roubini ThoughtLab, looked at 100 cities worldwide and identified Toronto and Ottawa as "digital leaders" in the payments field.

the Payments Canada survey showed many Canadians - about 48 per cent - are willing to sacrifice some degree of privacy in exchange for the convenience of cashless payments. huffingtonpost.ca

Tax hike on Ontario smokes a boon for the black market
A proposed anti-tobacco plan is "totally irresponsible" say critics and will only fan the flames of the province's already out-of-control illegal cigarette market. The Smoke-Free Ontario Modernization report calls for huge tax increases on smokes, among other things.

"It's totally irresponsible for any groups to advocate for tobacco tax increases in Ontario knowing that 40% of the market right now in the province is illegal and in some parts of Northern Ontario that number reaches 70%. Because even if you increase taxes in Ontario what's going to happen is that people will just buy their products illegally."

Gary Grant, spokesman for The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco, agrees the report ignores the real elephant in the room. He said one in three cigarettes bought in Ontario are illegal, the province has the highest rate use of contraband in Canada, and it's costing over $1 billion a year in lost tax revenue.

About 93% of all illegal cigarettes are manufactured on First Nation land in 50 unregulated factories that make up to 10,000 smokes a minute that are then smuggled elsewhere into the province, he said, adding there are also 300 legal "smoke shacks" across the country, most in Ontario and Quebec, selling to First Nations clientele. torontosun.com

Record-Breaking Crowd Attends RCC's Retail West Conference
Last week Retail Council of Canada enjoyed a successful and record-breaking crowd at their annual Retail West Conference in downtown Vancouver. Retail West is Western Canada's premier retail industry event, attended by over 300 mid - senior level retail executives.

The event brings together retailers ranging in size from independent merchants to Canada's largest retailers operating on the West Coast, as well as retail industry experts and solution providers.

Highlights included Deloitte's on-stage conversation with "The Next Generation of Best" managed companies, Arc'Teryx president Jon Hoerauf explaining the increasing trend of brands opening their own retail stores, Phil Arrata from Best Buy discussing the impact of eCommerce on the modern supply chain, and Kate Ross LeBlanc, CEO & Co-founder of Saje Natural Wellness talking about opportunities that exist for retailers to expand in today's disruptive retail environment.

Read the full recap here
d-ddaily.com

Canadians Shopping Less at Department Stores and Fashion Retailers: Study

Retail giants in Canada seizing on pop-ups to woo millennials, test expansion plans
 

North York, ON: Dispensary owner fatally gunned down after locking up store
Police are investigating after a 43-year-old Toronto man was gunned down at a North York plaza Saturday evening. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on scene.

He has been identified as one of the owners of a pot dispensary located on the second level of the plaza. He had just locked up the shop for the night, before he was fatally shot. Most businesses in the plaza remained closed Sunday, as word spread about the shooting. A number of customers could be seen approaching the doors of the dispensary, to no avail. globalnews.ca

Edmonton, AB: Police seek suspects wanted in string of store robberies
Seven convenience stores hit in two months
Striking mostly on weekends, in the early hours of the morning, armed men have robbed at least seven Edmonton convenience stores in the past two months, police say. The Edmonton police robbery section is now asking for the public's help to identify the suspects. Police say two to four suspects have been targeting convenience stores on the south side of the city since August. They allegedly produce a weapon, and have stolen undisclosed amounts of cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets. See the list of robberies and dates below. cbc.ca

Winnipeg, MB: Man nabbed in hotel with stash of identity theft materials
Officers found him in a hotel room near the airport along with a woman and "several suspicious items related to fraud and identity theft," Winnipeg police spokeswoman Const. Tammy Skrabek said. Among the items seized were two drivers' licences in the names of other people, two cheques in the names of other people, a laptop computer, laminating papers and break-in tools. cbc.ca

Port Alberni, BC: Man with knife arrested for shoplifting

Halton, ON: Gum bandits make off with hundreds of dollars in chewing gum

Acadian Peninsula, NB: Police investigating multiple credit card fraud cases

Guelph, ON: Hairdressers, restaurants targeted in new scam

(Update) La Ronge, SK: Man sentenced in death of restaurant owner

Robberies and Burglaries

Big Bee Food Mart - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery (2x in 5 days)
By The Way Liquor Store - Millet, AB - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Edmonton, AB - Robbery
(Aug. 11)
C-Store - Edmonton, AB - Robbery (Aug. 19)
C-Store - Edmonton, AB - Robbery (Sept. 2)
C-Store - Edmonton, AB - Robbery (Sept. 16)
C-Store - Edmonton, AB - Robbery (Sept. 23)
C-Store - Edmonton, AB - Robbery (Oct. 2)
C-Store - Edmonton, AB - Robbery (Oct. 13)
C-Store - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

Esso Service Statio - Calmar, AB - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - London, ON - Armed Robbery
Gizzy's Restaurant & Bar - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery/Shots fired
King Street East Dispensary - Hamilton, ON - Robbery
M&M Food Market - Kelowna, BC - Armed Robbery
Undisclosed business - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery
Undisclosed business - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery




 






Taking an AP Team & Program to the Next Level

Jim Connolly, Sr. VP of AP,
Burlington Stores


Originally Published 3-31-14

Jim Connolly, SVP Asset Protection for Burlington Coat Factory, talks about the keys to establishing a successful LP program - and how you take that program "to the next level" once it has matured.

In 2010, Jim successfully engineered the biggest re-organization of Burlington's LP program in the history of the company.

Here, he offers tips on how to retain, challenge and develop team members, while keeping it fresh and exciting for the executives.


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UK Online shoppers could be forced to enter a code before making a purchase under plans to curb fraud
Online shoppers could be forced to wait for a text message before making a purchase under plans being considered by ministers to stamp out credit card fraud.

The Home Office is looking at a scheme to prevent card details being swiped by criminals and used without the knowledge of the account holder - a crime which affects a million people every year.

Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, said she is "excited" by the plans which could involve a two-step verification scheme similar to the one used by some people to log into emails or social media.

Another method could involve new cards being issued with an electronic panel on the back displaying a random three digit code in place of the current CVV number, which shoppers have to enter online in order to checkout. telegraph.co.uk

Study: Almost half of online shoppers were disappointed last holiday season
Retailers must keep up with online shoppers' rapidly evolving expectations if they want to succeed this holiday season.

This was according to the "2017 Pitney Bowes Global E-commerce Study." The global technology company's study surveyed 1,200 retailers from eight countries, and 12,000 consumers from 12 global markets.

Nearly half (47%) of online shoppers globally reported frustration with everything from shipping, to returns, to lost products and miscalculated duties and taxes during the 2016 holiday shopping season. Worse, the number of unhappy online holiday shoppers rose six percentage points over the previous year, and increased year-over-year in each of the 12 major markets surveyed. chainstoreage.com

Buyer Beware: The Hidden Costs Of Building An In-House Fraud Team







Decatur, AL: Update - 7 Women Indicted in $18,000 theft from Old Navy
Seven women accused of stealing merchandise from Old Navy through a series of canceled transactions have been indicted for theft by a Morgan County grand jury. Eight women, including the Old Navy employee accused of helping them steal more than $18,000 of merchandise by canceling the transactions, were arrested between March and June.

An Old Navy employee who police said was aiding the women in the thefts, Cassandra Diane Garth, 37, was ordered to pay $18,317 in restitution to Old Navy, circuit court documents show. Garth, who was a production/price specialist manager at the store, was an employee of Old Navy for nearly two years, according to a court affidavit.

According to a plea agreement order filed in circuit court in August, charges against Garth will be dismissed if she successfully completes the pretrial intervention program. If she fails to complete the program, the plea agreement states she will be sentenced to 36 months and the prosecutor will oppose probation or community corrections. Prosecutors said the obligation to make restitution is joint and several with the other seven women indicted on theft charges, court documents show, meaning they will be liable for the amount if Garth fails to pay. Arraignment hearings have not been set for any of the women. decaturdaily.com

Lee County, FL: Couple uses child as accessory in theft of $57,000 ring from Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet
The two suspects, with the 5- or 6-year-old boy, entered the Saks Fifth Avenue store at Miromar Outlets just before 2 p.m. on Thursday. The adults pointed out several pieces of jewelry and asked to see certain items in a glass case. As they looked at a particular ring, the male suspect engaged the clerk in conversation, and while distracted, the female suspect can be seen on video instructing the young boy to take the ring and then hand it over to her. The three left shortly thereafter, and the theft remained unnoticed until Friday morning when store employees conducted routine inventory. news-press.com



Columbus, OH: 26 Handguns taken in Burglary at Gun Envy
A reward was announced for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the burglary of a north Columbus gun store Wednesday. ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation said they are offering a combined reward of $10,000. the burglary happened at Gun Envy at 3:30 in the morning on Monday. abc6onyourside.com


Detroit, MI: 'Shinola' employee steals hundreds of watches from her Midtown Detroit employer; sold on the internet
A Monday filing in Detroit federal court accuses Judith D. Walker of committing the thefts between 2015 and Jan. 4, 2017, while she was employed by the popular luxury watchmaker. She sent an Apple iMessage text on Dec. 27, 2016 to a prospective buyer, stating: "Tell you boy I have another pink one with the diamond. Regular $2,800 his price $1,100," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office White-Collar Crime Unit. Based on the text message, prosecutors charged with wire fraud, a broadly defined crime that carries a punishment of up to 20 years in prison. She is also subject to forfeiture proceedings.

According to the Prosecutor's Office previously charged Walker with two counts of embezzling between $50,000 and $100,000; three counts of possessing stolen property worth greater than $20,000; and two counts of an Organized Retail Crime. The case was dismissed on Feb. 10, 2017 because the prosecution wasn't prepared to proceed. Retail prices for Shinola watches range from about $400 to in excess of $1,500. mlive.com

Palm Beach County, FL: Accused thieves targeted Delray, Boca stores as Police watched
Robert Troy Roche, and Jordan Reyne Karvois, are being held, both are on probation after they were convicted of prior felony thefts. Roche and Karvois are accused of entering businesses in both cities and walking out with thousands of dollars in stolen items. In most of those thefts, Roche and Karvois were under surveillance by Delray Beach police as they walked into the stores and then left with the pilfered goods, the reports said.

After the alleged thefts, Roche and Karvois regularly drove directly to pawn shops where they sold the stolen items. The thefts mostly took place from Sept. 3 through Sept. 27. Among the businesses that Roche and Karvois were witnessed by police entering and leaving with stolen merchandise: Office Depot, Barnes & Noble, CVS, West Marine, Walgreen's, WalMart and Walgreen's. palmbeachpost.com

Milburn, NJ: Apple store at The Mall at Short Hills reported the theft of $792 (8 Apple Pencils); suspect arrested with Booster Bag

Westland, MI: Police seek suspect in $1,000 Family Dollar Cigarettes theft

East Lampeter Township, PA: Police seek female suspect in $695 Walmart theft

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Shootings & Deaths




York, PA: Convenience store employee fatally shot in early morning Armed Robbery
An employee of an Exxon Mart in York was fatally shot while opening the business (5:45am) on Tuesday morning during an apparent armed robbery. wgal.com




Hampton, VA: Deadly Officer-involved shooting investigation outside 7-Eleven
It happened just before midnight. According to a news release from police, a Newport News Police officer and a task force officer from the Williamsburg Police Department saw a pick-up truck in the area of 21st Street and Orcutt Avenue in Newport News that had been reported stolen in Chesapeake . The officers followed the truck to a 7-Eleven in the 700 block of Kecoughtan Road in Hampton. When the officers attempted to make contact with the people inside the pick-up, the driver, in an attempt to escape, drove towards both officers and hit their unmarked car. At some point the officers opened fire on the truck and three people were hit by the bullets. Paramedics took all three to a local hospital, where one the suspects, a man, died. 7-Eleven employees say security cameras were working and could have captured evidence from the scene. wric.com

Salisbury, NC: Shots fired at a Pharmacy during a Burglary, no injuries
Salisbury Police say the robbery occurred around 8 a.m. at the Moose Pharmacy in Salisbury. The man reportedly shot through the front door of the business. Police charged Shawn Hager, 35, with injury to real property, discharging a firearm in the city, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering. Hager fired shots into two picture windows and the front door of the pharmacy using a .22 cal rifle. Hager snatched a total of 17 pharmacy bags containing prescription drugs, 10 vapor inhalers, vitamins, and socks. The total value of the stolen items came to $1006.05. No one was hurt in the incident. wbtv.com
 


Robberies & Thefts

Struthers, OH: Employees held hostage during Armed Robbery of a small Grocery store; no injuries
Two men entered the Nemenz IGA at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday, the suspects ordered workers inside the store, which was closed at the time, into the bakery. Store employees told police the pair tried to force their way into the Pharmacy, which is located inside the store but is separated by a heavy steel door and frame. Police believe the whole incident lasted less than 10 minutes, with the bandits running off empty-handed. No one in the store was hurt. wkbn.com


Salem, NH: Recently fired employee robbed 7-Eleven; police K9 leads officers to man's home
Police said a disgruntled former employee armed with a pipe robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store on Cluff Crossing Road about 4 a.m. Tuesday. According to the store clerk on duty, a masked man walked into the store, demanded money and took off on foot with cash and NH lottery scratch tickets. Police said a K-9 officer and dog led them to Mohamed Mweiran, 37, of Salem, whom they charged with a count of robbery. eagletribune.com

UK: Melbourne, AU: 'Apex Gang' puppet master Mahmoud Taha pleads guilty to jewelry store Armed Robberies
An APEX Gang kingpin sold hundreds of thousands of dollars of jewelry stolen in smash-and-grab raids to a city gold buyer, and used the proceeds to live the high life. Mahmoud Taha, 20, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the armed robberies of two jewelry stores, in which $200,000 worth of jewelry and designer watches were snatched. Police said Taha commissioned three teens to carry out the terrifying heists. heraldsun.com

Omaha, NE: Police release Surveillance of Walgreens Armed Robbery

West Palm Beach, FL: Fingerprint ties man to Dollar Tree Armed Robbery

Columbus, MS: Two teens charged in Burglary of 20 handguns from K&S Outdoors

Indian Wells, CA: Target Associate busted for $2,000 cash theft

Milledgville, GA: Walmart Manager charged with theft of merchandise; $1,500 recovered from his car

Gadsden, AL: Lowe's Shoplifter busted with 2 Roofing Nail Guns concealed on his person

UK: Wales: Police charge 6 in Shoplifting Sting Operation at Macquarie Center

Kay Outlet in the Woodburn Premium Outlets, Woodburn, OR reported a Grab & Run on 10/17, Rolex watch valued at $12,800
 


Arrests & Sentencings

Tampa, FL: Fifth Member Of "Manche Boy Mafia" Gang Sentenced To More Than Five Years In Credit Card Fraud Scheme
U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew today sentenced Maurice Lewis (22, Tampa) to 5 years and 1 month in federal prison for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft. He pleaded guilty to the charges on July 10, 2017. justice.gov

Beaufort County, SC: Man sentenced to 15 years for shooting and Armed Robbery of C-Store

UK: Essex, England: Luxe Watches $140,000 heist lands criminal with a 12 year jail sentence

UK: Devon, England: Gang that blew up string of ATM's and robbed a Armored van is jailed for 48 years; father and two sons among the 8-man crew
 


Skimming Theft

Dirty Dozen? Twelve people Indicted in Northeast Ohio Gas Station Skimming Operation
Federal agents indicted a dozen people on several charges for fraudulently installing skimmer devices connected to point of sale terminals on gas station pumps, and stealing credit-card information from thousands of people. According to the indictment, the defendants traveled from Florida to install the skimmers and worked together to either distract gas station employees or block view while the skimmers were put in.

Gas pumps in Ohio, Colorado, Maryland, Utah and elsewhere were affected by the scheme between August 2014 and July 2017. After the defendants had the information, they re-encoded the stolen credit/debit card account information - including the real account holders' names - onto counterfeit credit cards, which were used to purchase gift cards, merchandise, goods and services in Ohio and elsewhere. fox8.com ohio.com

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AT&T - West Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
Albertson's - Medford, OR - Robbery
Cash Store - Ashwaubenon, WI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Ansonia, CT - Burglary
C-Store - Clinton, MD - Robbery (ATM)
C-Store - Burlington, NC - Armed Robbery
Chrome Industries (Clothing) - Chicago, IL - Burglary
CVS - St Clair Shores, MI - Armed Robbery
Dollar Deal - Reading , PA - Burglary
Dollar General - Macon, GA - Burglary
Dollar General - Little Rock, AR - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Bowling Green, KY - Armed Robbery
Exxon gas station - York, PA - Armed Robbery / clerk shot & killed
Gun Store - Columbus, OH - Burglary
Gun Store - Smyrna, TN - Burglary
IGA Grocery - Struthers, OH - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Salisbury, NC - Burglary / shots fired
Shoe Store - Chicago, IL - Burglary
Verizon - Davis, CA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Bellevue, WA - Armed Robbery

 
 

Daily Totals:
12 robberies
8 burglaries
2 shooting
1 killings

 



 


 



 




Kelly Riddle
promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Region 18, North Carolina, South Carolina and East Tennessee for Burlington Stores

Sean Davis
named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Region 1, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Colorado and New Mexico for Burlington Stores

George Betti
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