Amazon to New York Times: Get your facts straight
An Amazon.com executive is publicly disputing an August 2015 New York Times
article that painted an unflattering picture of the retailer's corporate
culture. Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos blasted the article in an internal
memo sent to employees shortly after it was published. However, Jay Carney,
senior VP for global affairs of Amazon, is replying to the article in a
new post on the blogging site Medium.com. Carney leads off by revealing Bo
Olson, a former Amazon employee quoted in the article as saying nearly
everyone he saw cried at their desk, resigned from the company after admitting
to defrauding vendors. According to Carney, the Times knew this fact but did
not include it in the article.
Apple Store Workers Say Bag Checks Disregard Calif. Labor Law
A class of Apple Inc. retail employees suing the company over its alleged
failure to pay employees for time spent in bag checks on Thursday asked a
California federal judge not to toss their claims, arguing that employees have
no choice but to participate in the checks. The employees argue that because
the checks solely benefit Apple, they can be considered compensable hours under
the law. California law says that similar activities, in which the employees
are still under a company's control, such as security screenings, lunch breaks
on an employer's premises and job interviews, fall into this category, according
to their opposition to the company's bid for summary judgment. The employees
filed suit against Apple in 2013, claiming that the company's policy requiring
them to clock out before submitting themselves to two daily bag checks, which
resulted in 90 minutes of unpaid work time every week, was illegal.
In its summary judgment bid, Apple says that the employees would not be
subject to the check if they choose not to bring a bag or their personal Apple
electronics to work. Instead, the employees voluntarily bring the items in
for their own personal convenience. The class claims that Apple is using that
argument to avoid addressing the activity in question - the bag checks - and
instead attempts to misdirect the court toward the employees' actions that
prompt the checks, according to the response.
Wal-Mart Bribery Probe Finds Few Signs of Major Misconduct in Mexico
A high-profile federal probe into allegations of widespread corruption at
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s operations in Mexico has found little in the way of major
offenses, and is likely to result in a much smaller case than investigators
first expected, according to people familiar with the probe. The three-year
investigation isn't over, but most of the work has been completed, and it is
possible the case could be resolved with a fine and no criminal charges leveled
against individual Wal-Mart executives, these people said. The Justice
Department launched its investigation after a pair of 2012 New York Times
articles about alleged bribes the world's largest retailer by revenue might
have paid in Mexico to obtain permits to build stores there, the people said.
Mexico is home to about 20% of Wal-Mart's roughly 11,500 locations.
Prospective Employees Consider Corporate Reputations
A survey of 1,012 U.S. adults by Corporate Responsibility Magazine and Cielo
Healthcare found 86% of women who responded said they wouldn't join a company
with a bad reputation, compared with 65% of men. And 92% of men and women said
they would consider leaving their present jobs to join a company with an
excellent reputation. "Individuals want to work for organizations with a
positive reputation and ethical c-suite leadership," said Jill Schwieters,
president of Cielo Healthcare. "The research demonstrates that a bad reputation
could cost real money by increasing recruiting costs as organizations perceived
as unethical struggle to successfully recruit women and millennials."
Fake LinkedIn Profiles Lure Unsuspecting Users -
Beware of fake recruiters, those claiming to have mutual connections
No doubt you've received a LinkedIn invitation from someone you don't know -- or
you're not sure you know. Next time, you might want to think a little harder
before accepting. Researchers from Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit have
identified a network of at least 25 well-developed LinkedIn profiles as part of
a targeted social engineering campaign against individuals in the Middle East,
North Africa, and South Asia. The fake network was created to help attackers
target victims via social engineering. The group likely relied on the fact that
people tend to trust people within their personal network and would be more
likely to fall for a spear phishing email if it appeared to come from a fellow
member. The victims would also be more likely to visit a website if a member
of their network suggested it.
Attackers have long used social networking as part of their reconnaissance
activities. They cull personal information posted on these sites to craft
targeted attacks that have a higher chance of succeeding. The fake LinkedIn
profiles "significantly increase" the likelihood of these social engineering
attacks paying off, researchers said. The fake profiles claimed to be
recruiters, so as far as the victims were concerned, it made sense that these
"people" were reaching out unsolicited. Even so, Dell SecureWorks
recommended first trying to verify the person is legitimate by contacting the
Attackers could establish a direct relationship with the victim by sending a
connection request from the fake network. They could also try linking one of the
target's connections. "It may be easier to establish a direct relationship if
one of the fake personas is already in the target's LinkedIn network," the
researchers said. Users should "adopt a position of sensible caution" when
engaging with unknown individuals who claim to have mutual connections. Just
because that person is in a colleague's or friend's network doesn't mean the
person is trusted. Verify outside of LinkedIn who the person is before divulging
Facebook warns users of potential state-sponsored attacks
Facebook will now warn people if it has a strong suspicion an account is being
targeted by a nation-state. The social networking service already takes steps to
secure accounts that may have been compromised but has decided to directly alert
users of the type of attack that's under way, wrote Alex Stamos, Facebook's
chief security officer. Since state-sponsored attacks can be more sophisticated
"having an account compromised in this manner may indicate that your computer or
mobile device has been infected with malware," he wrote.
Report: HEB mulls acquisition of Brookshire grocery chain
HEB is considering an acquisition of regional grocer Brookshire Grocery, which
would expand HEB beyond Texas for the first time, according to a new report. If
this deal comes to pass it would put HEB in markets beyond Texas, as Brookshire
has stores in Southwestern Arkansas and western Louisiana, reports MyEastTex.com.
The company's website store locator lists 117 stores - 80 in Texas, 26 in La.
and 11 in Arkansas.
Walmart is retesting 'Scan & Go' in select stores
Test, learn, fail and try again and again has been the Walmart way for decades
so it comes as no surprise that the retailer is once again testing a new
iteration of its Scan & Go shopping service in a select number of stores
including the supercenter located at Pleasant Grove in Rogers. This new version
of Scan & Go uses a scanning device provided by the store. The kiosk is located
in front of the store inside the double doors and near the self check-out
corral. A shopper wishing to use the Scan & Go service just presses the screen
on the kiosk and one of the handheld scanners below will light up with the works
"OK." The shopper then picks up that scanner and begins their shopping trip. Walmart is the not only retailer using Scan & Go technology. Stop & Shop, a
grocery chain in the Northeast has tested their version called "Scan It" using
handheld devices provided by the stores since 2007. Catalina Marketing reported
that while 71% of Stop and Shop consumers found the devices helpful, only 15% of
their customer use them regularly.
Walmart donates nearly $1 million to help retail's front line
Walmart is one step closer to fulfilling its mission of donating $100 million
toward increasing the economic mobility of entry-level workers. The retailer and
its Walmart Foundation are donating nearly $1 million to Innovate+Educate to
fund research and build recommendations that support the advancement of
entry-level workers in retail and adjacent sectors. The grant is the first of
its kind to help incumbent entry-level employees in retail attain higher paying
jobs based on articulated skills and competencies from the employers in a select
Harbor Freight Tools posts Director, Safety & Loss Prevention position online -
based in Calabasas, CA
The Director, Safety & Loss Prevention is responsible for conducting operational
compliance audits in designated areas, assisting in the development and rollout
of programs to reduce shrink and controllable losses in designated stores, and
directing Regional Loss Prevention Managers. The Director, Safety & Loss
Prevention is also responsible for providing strategic planning, direction, and
analysis for the enterprise wide Environmental Health and Safety functions,
including oversight of all EHS policies and procedures to ensure compliance with
all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Harbor Freight Tools is a privately held discount tool and equipment retailer,
headquartered in Calabasas, California, which operates a chain of retail stores
as well as a mail-order and eCommerce business. The company has over 600 stores
in 47 states, offering over 7,000 tools and related products. The company
employs over 11,000 people in the U.S. Harbor Freight Tools is a 35 year-old,
$2.5 billion company - on pace to $7.5 billion in the next few years.
2015 Sacramento Financial Crime Symposium
- Sign Up Early!
The symposium will be held on Tuesday, November 3 at CHP Academy in West
Sacramento, CA from 9am to 5:30pm. To make sure you get building access, RSVP
via email to
RSVPsacIAFCI@gmail.com by October 27th. The room only has capacity to fit
125 people so make sure you register early! Continental breakfast and lunch will
be provided. For IAFCI members the cost is $50 and for non-members the cost
Sessions include Gift card Fraud Trends with Christopher Guerra, Sr.
Manager, AML/Fraud Investigations with Blackhawk Network, PAYPAL: Global AP
Investigations with Betty Toy, Manager of Investigations and Law Enforcement
Relations, Global AP Investigations for PayPal, and Ebay Online Sales
Investigations and the ORC Workbench with Rod Lewis, Sr. Corp. Investigator for
Barnes & Noble.
View the full agenda here.
CALL FOR VENDORS: Limited vendor spots are available. If you're
interested in having a table at the event please contact Connie Ribble at
Judge approves A&P's bid to sell dozens of more stores
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Retailers with greater transaction numbers assume more risk
during EMV fraud liability shift
On Oct. 1, 2015, a substantial portion of the liability associated with in-store
fraudulent credit card purchases shifted from credit card issuers, such as banks
or credit unions, to retail merchants. Credit card companies instituted the
shift in a push to force merchants to adopt new EuroPay International,
MasterCard Inc. and Visa Inc., or EMV, chip technology over the traditional
magnetic strip readers prevalent in the United States. In order to be deemed EMV-compliant,
merchants need to upgrade their POS terminals and review their software to
ensure both can process the new technology. Cost estimates for converting the
entire U.S. network range from $8.5 billion to more than $35 billion.
Since the first of this month, retailers may continue to use the old magnetic
strip technology but will be subject to the new liability-shifting rules. While
it's clear that all merchants who fail to convert to EMV chip technology face
rising fraud liability chargeback costs, the liability shift poses greater risks
to some businesses than others. Merchants with greater transaction numbers,
like restaurants and traditional retailers, stand to assume an increased portion
of the risk associated with the fraud liability shift. Businesses with fewer
transactions, like medical offices or automotive repair shops, face a
correspondingly reduced risk and may be comfortable transitioning their systems
at a more deliberate pace.
Although the cost of switching to the new technology may be high, the potential
liability of failing to make the switch is significant under the new rules. Card
issuers are well on their way to full EMV-chip compliance and estimate that
two-thirds of U.S. credit cards will contain EMV chips by the end of 2015.
Less than half of U.S. merchants are predicted to be EMV-compliant by the end of
2015, placing the burden of compliance squarely on the shoulders of merchants
Banks, Credit Unions Push Back on Retailer 'PIN' Claims
ABA and other groups representing banks and credit unions in a
letter Friday pushed back against retailer claims about the need for PINs to
accompany new EMV, or "chip" cards. The letter was sent in response to questions
raised at an Oct. 7 Small Business Committee hearing on EMV and in anticipation
of the panel's second hearing on the topic, scheduled for Wednesday. "Rather
than coming together to improve internal data security practices, the retail
trades are fixating on a PIN technology that fights a small and declining share
of today's fraud and which would have been meaningless in breaches like those at
Target and Home Depot," the groups said.
The New Realities of Cyber Risk Management: It's Not Just an IT Issue
Imagine you are the general counsel at a retailer involved in sensitive M&A
discussions. You receive an email from one of the deal's outside advisors. He
says he needs some information about your company, the kind you've passed on
before. You send it along - and later find that you were victimized in a
sophisticated cyber-attack aimed at stealing sensitive information. Or imagine
you are the operations manager at a distribution center for an expanding
restaurant chain. Shortly after a new contractor did some work in your facility
to modify an automated system, you noticed a glitch in how your orders were
processing. Turns out the contractor had poor cybersecurity controls, and their
equipment infected your operation with malware.
The events described above underscore the new realities in cyber risk
management: It's not just an IT issue, and not all attacks are aimed at a
company's POS system. Everyone - from individual employees to store managers to
the board - has a stake in managing cyber risk comprehensively, across the
That's not to say that cyber risk from POS systems is not significant: It
remains a prime avenue for hackers and the main platform for retailers' customer
transactions. And retailers remain lucrative targets for cyber-attacks due to
the amount of customer financial information they hold via the credit card
transactions process. But other exposure areas exist, from personal health data
in drug stores to trade secrets to potentially market-moving information on new
products, acquisitions, and management decisions.
Sephora Empowers Store Leaders With Real-Time Data
Operating hundreds of stores with thousands of employees worldwide, Sephora's
key to success is keeping a constant pulse on in-store performance and making
necessary adjustments. However, because each store tracks and analyzes up to 40
different metrics each day, gauging performance and patterns and turning data
into actionable insights can be a daunting task. Rather than spending time
engaging with in-store shoppers, store leaders were chained to their desks and
forced to crunch numbers in the back office, sifting through disparate spread
sheets and reports. Now, Sephora uses Roambi, a mobile data visualization
solution designed to provide real-time insights regarding key business metrics.
The retailer has exchanged manual, reactionary processes to intelligent,
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Axis opens doors to new California Axis Experience Center in grand opening event
U.S. Expansion Plan continues with the opening of an Axis Experience Center
in Irvine, California, covering the West Business Area. The 8,000 square foot
space features demo areas, a training center and testing lab for local partners,
customers and industry associations.
Communications, the global leader in network video, held an official grand
opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for its new office and state-of-the-art Axis
Experience Center in Irvine, California.
The 8,000 square foot Axis Experience Center features a 28-person training
center, 12-person conference room and a specialized engineering and technology
lab available for local partners, customers and industry associations to host
trainings, meetings and product tests. The space features realistic demo areas
for key vertical markets in the West business area, including retail, financial,
gaming, airport and education. The space includes more than 100 Axis cameras,
many offering spectacular views of Irvine and the surrounding area, as well as
products from leading ecosystem partners.
"The concept behind the Axis Experience Center is about getting closer to our
customers and truly providing them with an experience," said Fredrik Nilsson,
general manager, Axis Communications, Inc. "Each Experience Center is tailored
to meet the needs of the specific business area, highlighting the technology and
segments that are most relevant to our customers. For example, in the Irvine
location, you can see how frame rate and HDTV resolution are important when
monitoring a gaming table or slot machine."
The official grand opening took place on Sept. 29 with nearly 170 attendees,
including partners, customers and press. Located at 18101 Von Karman Ave., Suite
100, the Center will primarily serve the West Business Area, including 13
office-based employees. The West Business Area includes Alaska, Arizona,
California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Bill Wendlandt, business area manager for the West, wants the Center to be a
resource for the entire business area, not just the local Axis team. "This space
is about giving back to the industry," Wendlandt said. "We focused on
replicating real-world uses of technology and providing meeting space where
partners and end-users can come for education and hands-on testing that will
ultimately help them grow their own business." Partners, end-users and industry
associations interested in utilizing the Axis Experience Center for meetings and
trainings should reach out to their local sales representative.
Axis opened its first sales office in Chicago in 2013, making the Irvine
location the second sales office opened as part of the
U.S. Expansion Plan. The North American headquarters is located in
Chelmsford, Massachusetts and Axis plans to open additional locations in 2016
Specialty LP in an Omni World
How Technology is Changing the
Regional LP Job & How Can They Increase Their Impact
Maurice Cloutier, VP of Loss Prevention, Ann Inc., and Gary Johnson,
VP of Loss Prevention, The Vitamin Shoppe, tell us how technology has changed
the profile of the successful RLPM, particularly among specialty retailers, in
this LPNN interview moderated by Joe LaRocca. Many of the advancements in
retail technology have been advantageous to the LP profession. Learn why such
technology should be utilized and how breaking out of the LP silo and
understanding the holistic business can help make an LP professional more
effective in their role.
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Communications, returns for another fun, unscripted Quick Take with Amber
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Despite Tokenization, Mobile Payments are not Bulletproof
As credit card fraud rises, ensuring the security of mobile payments is
important for merchants and consumers alike. To combat fraud, the next
generation of mobile payment platforms employ tokenization to create more secure
mobile payments systems. While tokenization may reduce the susceptibility to
mobile payment fraud, it is not bulletproof, leaving room for a new breed of
credit card fraud. Even with the use of tokenization, there remains a weak link
in securing mobile payments: ensuring a mobile payment system provides its app
to a legitimate user, rather than a fraudster. And criminals love a weak link.
To circumvent tokenization (and biometrics), hackers have been loading iPhones
with stolen card-not-present data to create Apple Pay accounts. This essentially
turns the stolen credit card data back into a "virtual" physical card - à la
Apple Pay. The responsibility for this new type of Virtual Card Present (VCP)
rests with the card issuers, who have the burden of establishing that Apple Pay
cardholders are legitimate customers with valid cards. VCP fraud is sure to
increase as additional entrants, such as Samsung and Loop Pay, enter the market
with their own mobile payment systems.
Four Essentials of E-Commerce Holiday Prep
If you haven't started prepping your online store for the holidays, it's beyond
time to get rolling. Here are four essentials of ecommerce holiday prep:
1. Have Yourself a Mobile Little Christmas
Mobile apps and websites are a big factor in the holiday shopping process.
According to Custora, 26% of ecommerce sales came from mobile devices between
Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday 2014. That's a 20% increase from the previous
2. Don't Let The Grinch Steal Christmas
Fraudsters are going to make off with quite a few Christmas gifts if your
website doesn't have fraud protections. In 2014, LexisNexis found that large
ecommerce companies lost 0.85% of their revenue to fraud and paid $2.62 per
dollar of online fraud and $3.34 per dollar of mobile fraud. In the U.S. alone,
Card Not Present (CNP) fraud losses are projected to grow from $3.1 billion this
year to $6.4 billion in 2018.
3. Grandma Got Run Over by Black Friday Shoppers
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are proof that holiday shoppers are nutty about
deals. Instead of letting Grandmas get trampled, offer them digital coupons they
can use online.
4. Santa Claus is Coming to (Every) Town
When it's time for Christmas, online shoppers are more than willing to buy
cross-border for the right gifts. In fact, 82% of shoppers have made a
cross-border purchase online. To accommodate international shoppers, you need to
offer local languages, currencies and payment options.
UPS Targets Discount Sharing With New Fee on Retailers
United Parcel Service Inc.'s new round of rate increases includes a fee to help
make up for cybershopping sites and big-box retailers' sharing of generous
shipping discounts with vendors. The Atlanta shipping company announced sweeping
rate increases on Thursday, including the second boost this year to its fuel
surcharge and a near-doubling - to $110 from $57.50 - of the fee to deliver
oversize items, such as mattresses and patio furniture. Those changes will
kick in Nov. 2, just in time for the holidays, in a partial remedy for the past
two years when UPS overspent as shoppers turned online to order. In addition,
UPS said that beginning next year it would start charging for third-party
billing. The move is aimed at reining in the practice among many online
marketplaces that allow merchants who sell goods through their sites to use
their UPS discounts by printing shipping labels straight from their accounts.
Retailers eye closing mobile conversion gap in
Swatch Links With China Bank Giants for
LG's GPay To Join The Mobile Payments Race?
Wal-Mart plans a big expansion of online grocery sales
47% of Macy's shopper plan to do Christmas
Coalition of Law Enforcement and
Retail's 6th Annual Conference - Biggest Yet
By Dave Collins, Sr. Manager Loss Prevention, Signet Jewelers
year, the 6th annual Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail
conference was held at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden
Yards on October 12th through October 15th. Thanks to all the
attendees for making this the biggest and best conference yet with
nearly 200 attendees, split almost 50/50 between Law Enforcement and
As always, the conference began with awards for Retail Loss
Prevention Investigator of the year and also the Law Enforcement
Investigator of the year. These awards are given based on
submissions from the industry, then the CLEAR Board of Directors
chooses the recipients. This year, the Loss Prevention Investigator
of the year was Beau Lachance from Home Depot and Law Enforcement
Investigator of the year was Mike Mauldin from the Harris County
District Attorney's office. Congratulations!
were 16 different presentations over the 2 ½ days. As always, there
was a great range of topics that would appeal to both retail Loss
Prevention and Law enforcement. Tuesday's conference started off
with a presentation on mobile surveillance by Det. Edgar Whyte from
LPAPD, statements and case study by Dave Zulawski and how to build
an ORC by Vance Gilbert, then a presentation on Civil Unrest
Preparation and Retail Business Recovery by Col. Melissa Hyatt of
the Baltimore PD, Jon Grander of Caleres Shoe Co., Dave Cohen from
Walgreens and Millie Kresevich from Luxottica Retail. We wrapped up
with legislative updates by Millie Kresevich from Luxottica Retail.
Wednesday's presentations started off with Gus Downing giving an
overview of the national ORC problem and Gene Smith presenting on
the Loss Prevention Foundation. We rolled into presentations on gift
card fraud by Chris Guerra and then a Rental Car security group with
Jake Annable from Enterprise and Dennis Letts from Avis. The final
presentation of the day was by Scott Guginsky from the Jewelers
Security Alliance. We wrapped up the day with a reception where we
rented the Sports Legends Museum at Camden yards.
The final day had a presentation by Mark Youngblood Michael Keller
and Matt Callahan from the US Secret Service, a gift card fraud
presentation by Scott Sanford from Barnes and Noble and a
presentation on Jewelry store robberies by Mark Neapolitan from
A great big thanks to all of our vendor partners who help make it
all possible. As always, one of the biggest benefits was the
networking among peers, and between LP and Law Enforcement. Next
year, we'll be back in Reno, NV from October 24th through the 27th.
We hope to see everyone there!!!!!
Law Enforcement Investigator of the Year Award Winner,
Loss Prevention Investigator of the Year, Beau Lachance
with CLEAR President, Curt Crum
Honor Guard kicked off the opening ceremony
Gus Downing discusses how ORC has become a national
Dave Zulawski gives the group a case study
Kentucky State Police Investigate Organized Crime Ring in Lexington Area
Kentucky State Police Post 12 Frankfort, in conjunction with the Kroger Loss
Prevention Organized Crime Division, ABC, and Lexington Metro Police have been
conducting undercover transactions in the Lexington Metro area over the past
month. The investigations continued today as multiple agencies served two search
warrants at local Lexington businesses. At Florence Food Mart at 760 Florence
Road KSP, along with agents from the Alcohol Beverage Control, Kroger, Lexington
Metro Police executed a search warrant as the result of stolen items from
Kroger's being bought for pennies on the dollar. Arrested and charged with
Engaging in Organized Crime and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon was
Mufeed Ayyad, age 48, of Lexington, KY.. Located inside the Florence Food Mart
was a semi-automatic handgun near the register. KSP and additional agencies
converged on the Nikel's Food Market located at 2353 Paris Pike in Lexington.
Similar transactions had occurred in the past weeks utilizing stolen merchandise
from Kroger's. Arrested and charged with Engaging in Organized Crime was Nikel
Ildemar, age 43, of Lexington, Ky. Also arrested was Joao Batista Da Silva, age
52, of Lexington, KY.
Co, KY: Five Walmart shoplifters arrested on Organized Crime charges
Deputies in Laurel County have arrested five people after a shoplifting
investigation. The arrests happened at Wal-Mart and in the Wal-Mart parking lot
near Corbin. Deputies say they were called to the store after Wal-Mart's loss
prevention team had detained one person. Deputies found four people in that
vehicle. They tell WKYT that Bowman was shoplifting items inside Wal-Mart,
bringing items back to the vehicle, and the people in the car were bagging the
shoplifted items into new Wal-mart bags. Deputies say Bowman was then taking
those items back inside Wal-Mart, attempting to return the items and receive a
gift card in exchange. The car involved was impounded.
Council Bluffs, IA: Prison Escapee steals $1,200 of merchandise
from Walmart; tased by Police
A Council Bluffs man was subdued by a stun gun on Friday morning after allegedly
trying to steal electronics from Walmart. At 6 a.m., Todd Jensen, 41, was
arrested on suspicion of second-degree robbery, resisting arrest and being a
fugitive from justice. Jensen was wanted for escape from the Iowa Department of
Corrections, according to the Council Bluffs Police Department. According to
police, Jensen was seen removing security alarms from electronic merchandise
inside the Walmart. Jensen proceeded to push a shopping cart full of merchandise
valued at more than $1,200 out of the building without making any attempt to pay
for the items. When approached by a Council Bluffs police officer and store
employees, Jensen pushed the cart into an employee and took off running,
knocking over a manager. The officer struggled briefly with Jensen before
deploying a stun in order to gain control of him, police said.
Albuquerque, NM: 13 victims of Identity Theft -
Shopping spree ends at suspect's home
Albuquerque police have arrested a suspect linked to more than a dozen identity
theft cases. Sheila Rosenau, 31, is accused of receiving thousands of dollars
worth of merchandise that was purchased with stolen credit cards and then having
it delivered to her home. Detectives were able to identify about 13 victims, but
police say based on what they found in Rosenau's home, she could be linked to
more cases. She was also wanted on absconding from her probation for a previous
identity theft case in Sandoval County.
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Wilkes-Barre, PA: Walmart parking lot shooting suspect charged
with attempting to kill Police Officers
A man who state police said randomly fired a semi-automatic rifle in the parking
lot of a northeastern Pennsylvania shopping center, provoking a shootout with
police that left him wounded, was charged with trying to kill law enforcement
officers. State police said officers responded Saturday afternoon to multiple
911 calls about gunfire outside a Wal-Mart, which struck several parked
vehicles. The man began firing at local police with a .223 caliber rifle when
they arrived and they returned the fire, state police said. Multiple rounds were
exchanged, but neither police nor the public was injured.
Salina, KS: Man Accidentally Shoots self inside a Movie Theater
A man was hospitalized Friday night after accidentally shooting himself in the
leg at a Salina movie theater. The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. at
Starplex Cinemas located in the Central Mall. The man was taken to a local
hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. His injuries were not
life-threatening, police said. No one else was hurt.
Shreveport, LA: Security guard killed in Liquor store Armed Robbery
Shreveport Police are seeking a suspect in a deadly armed robbery Friday night.
Police were called to the Thrifty liquor store around 10 Friday night. They say
an armed suspect entered the store, shooting a security guard during a
confrontation, and walking out with an unknown amount of cash. The security
guard, identified as 56-year old Michael Henry, was shot on his upper body and
taken to University Health Shreveport, where he later died from his injuries.
FL: Active shooting drill held at Seminole Towne Center
The Sanford Police Department and the Seminole County Sheriff's Office held an
active shooting drill after the shopping center closed. During the drill, a 911
call was placed and teams of police officers from several agencies responded.
Police officers also practiced securing each store and moving volunteers to
safety. This is the first time an active shooting drill has been held with
multiple agencies at the Seminole Towne Center. The drill lasted about two hours
with more than 50 members of law enforcement.
Strongsville, OH: SouthPark Mall holds Active Shooting Drill
It's an opportunity for Strongsville Police and the Southwest Enforcement Bureau
to know exactly how to handle the situation. Everything went well at SouthPark
Mall, but the Southwest Enforcement Bureau will be doing another drill at
another location every couple weeks. It's something they do to keep people safe
in case anything does happen.
Dover, DE: Police Search for Two Suspects in Macy's Robbery
The Dover Police Department is searching for two suspects who got away with
stolen merchandise from Macy's after one of them punched an employee. According
to police, the two men attempted to leave Macy's with stolen merchandise
Saturday at approximately 4:07 p.m. Authorities said when the loss prevention
employee attempted to stop them, one of the men hit the employee with a closed
fist, causing minor injuries.
Laurel, DE: Traffic Stop Leads to 2 Arrests and $17,000 in Counterfeit Goods
Laurel police say a Sunday traffic stop led to the arrests of two people accused
of being in possession of more than $17,000 in counterfeit merchandise. Police
said 37-year-old Jianli Xu and 39-year-old Xin Wu, both of Fresh Meadows, N.Y.,
were stopped for traffic violations. However, police said a further
investigation revealed Xu and Wu were in possession of 112 counterfeit "North
Face" jackets valued at approximately $16,800, and three "Michael Kors" watches
valued at $300. Police said the investigation revealed the two were en route to
try and sell the items at flea markets and admitted to the items being
Rowlett, TX: Suspect gets out of prison, robs store 9 hours later
A few hours after his release from prison, Rowlett police say a man wasted no
time committing his next crime, and that pawn shop robbery didn't go too well.
After nearly three-and-a-half years in prison, 23-year-old Jonathan David Valdez
was released from prison. He was convicted of assaulting a public servant,
forgery and delivery of a controlled substance. Less than nine hours after being
released he allegedly tried to rip off Classic Jewelry & Pawn in Rowlett. Valdez
was chased down by 3 employees.
Alpharetta, GA: Nordstrom Rack store hit in smash-and-grab burglary at North
A Nordstrom Rack store in Alpharetta, Ga., was hit early Monday in a
smash-and-grab burglary. A car was rammed into a window and a group of thieves
took shirts, jackets, and most anything they could grab quickly.
UAE, Dubai: 4th suspect of "Pink Panther Gang" arrested in $40M Wafi Mall heist
A fourth suspect wanted for his involvement in a Dh14.7 million heist at Dubai's
Wafi Mall in 2007 has been apprehended the Dubai Police announced on Thursday.
In the April 15 2007 robbery a group of armed robbers drove two stolen Audi A8s
through the glass facade at the mall before stopping at the House of Graff and
decamped with stolen diamonds in front of stunned shoppers - all in less than a
minute. Two suspects both Serbian nationals were apprehended within weeks of the
robbery while a third was captured last year. All the suspects are thought to be
members of the notorious "Pink Panthers" gang which law enforcement officers
believe was also responsible for a series of heists across the Middle East
Europe and Japan.
Sevierville, TN: Jared Vault in the Tanger
Outlet Center at Five Oaks was the victim of an Armed Robbery
The female suspect held several employees at gun point, then made of with over
$800,000 of merchandise. No employees were injured.
Scottsdale, AZ: Jared in
the Scottsdale Renaissance was the victim of a Grab & Run, merchandise valued at
$9,999, suspect has been arrested
Moorhead, MN: Shoplifter threatens to stab Family Fare grocery store employee
Arby's - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
Bennett Street - Bell Island, NF, CN - Armed Robbery
BP - Boynton Beach, FL - Shooting
Botany Village - Newark, NJ - Shooting/ Clerk killed
Circle K - Lexington, KY - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Lower Allen, PA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Hutchinson, KS - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Glamour Nails - Jackson, MS - Armed Robbery
High's Dairy - Smithsburg, MD - Armed Robbery
H&S Wine - Augusta, GA - Theft/ Robbery
Little General - Beckley, WV - Robbery
Mapco - Nashville, TN - Burglary
Marathon - Polk Co, FL - Armed Robbery
Maymar Supermarket - Winston-Salem, NC - Armed Robbery
New Big Tom's - Pittsburgh, PA - Armed Robbery
Phillips 66 Express - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
Shell - Sebring, FL - Armed Robbery/ Clerk shot and Killed
Shell - McCall Lake, Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery
Subway - Grand Rapids, MI - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile - Davis, CA - Robbery
T-Mobile - Lakewood, CO - Burglary
Twin Food Market - Greensboro, NC - Armed Robbery
Wawa _Brookside, DE - Armed Robbery
Xtra- Mart - Seneca Turnpike, NY - Robbery
7-Eleven - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
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