Brian Schmitt was named Senior Asset
Protection Manager for Cabela's. Brian was
previously the Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Rent-A-Center before taking
this new role. He has also held other loss prevention management positions for
such retailers as Lowe's and Six Flags. Congratulations Brian!
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Rise in State ORC Laws Reflects Industry
Efforts & ORC Spike
With 2008 being really the first measureable year where we see state ORC laws
beginning to take hold, what we see over the next seven years is an absolute
wave of response across the country. Obviously reflecting the efforts on the
part of the entire retail industry, the law enforcement community and the state
This in and of itself is evidence of the magnitude and impact ORC is having
across the country. To have 30 states pass ORC laws and three others pending in
such a short period is reflective of the fact that even our elected officials
understand the impact its having on society as a whole. The task in front of all
of us now is getting the rest of the states to follow suit in the midst of this
decriminalization wave that's taking hold because of the 'Ferguson Effect.'
With federal legislation appearing to be elusive and probably ill-timed, the
priority now should be on getting the remaining states to pass ORC laws. Once
complete, that accomplishment and acknowledgement itself could be used as
leverage at the federal level.
System News Recognizes Rising End Users in their '20 under 40' Class of 2015 &
Selects Game Stop LP Executive - John Schroeder
Director of LP for the North American market, GameStop, Philadelphia. Today,
Schroeder is responsible for loss prevention at 1,165 stores in 14 states. Seven
regional loss prevention managers work for Schroeder. Schroeder said he's always
"had a passion for protection and investigation and the desire for a leadership
role." In his current job, he can "put that all to use." He likes the fact that
security is a dynamic field that changes from day-to-day and that he gets to
work with different parts of the company including, the associates, the
customers and the products.
John Schroeder learned about the security industry during a college internship.
He attended Northern Kentucky University where he majored in justice studies and
political science, but he found his career interest and a mentor during an LP
internship. He worked for Nate Frazier, a "20 under 40" End User honoree from
the Class of 2013.
"We have many phenomenal security tools that we use effectively," he said. But,
if there were no budget-or technology restraints-he'd like to have a "fully
integrated IP facial recognition software."
The biggest challenge and "what keeps me up at night now and in five years is
ensuring the safety of associates and keeping the GameStop family safe. That's
what drives me every day," he said. Editor's Note: Out of the twenty
selected in the security industry John was the only retail executive selected.
Congratulations John. And good job to Nate Frazier for recognizing and mentoring
U.S. Justice Department Outlines Metrics for New Compliance Expert
The Justice Department laid out on Monday metrics that the agency's new
compliance expert will judge companies by in criminal matters. Those metrics
include seven steps that the expert will use to judge a compliance program in
addition to a specific road map for judging compliance.
● Do directors and managers offer strong support for corporate compliance
● Do compliance personnel have stature in the company? Do the compliance teams
get the resources they need?
● Are compliance policies clear and in writing? Are they easily understood and
● Are the compliance policies effectively communicated to employees? Are they
easy to find and do employees get repeated training?
● Are the compliance policies updated?
● Are there ways to enforce the compliance policies and is compliance
incentivized and violators disciplined?
● Are third parties informed of compliance expectations?
"Our hiring of a compliance counsel should be an indication to companies about
just how seriously we take compliance."
Apple Store Workers Demand Pay For Bag Check Time
A class of Apple Inc. retail workers on Wednesday urged a California federal
judge to rule that the technology giant must pay them for the time they spend
having their bags checked at work, arguing that they are under Apple's control
during the required security screenings.
Apple's attorney Julie Dunne of Littler Mendelson PC argued that Judge Alsup
can't view Apple's screening of employee backpacks, purses and iPhones as
mandatory because employees aren't required to bring those items to work. But
plaintiffs attorney Lee Shalov said that the court must focus on the activity at
issue - the screenings themselves - and not the activity that gives rise to
Judge Alsup said that although it's clear the security screenings are mandatory,
it's also clear that bringing bags and electronics to work is voluntary for
Apple employees. "I don't think we have a case on this point," he said. He took
the arguments under submission and didn't indicate how he would rule.
OSHA Fines to Rise for First Time Since 1990
Even after expected increase of up to about 80%, workplace-safety fines to be
tiny compared to those issued by other agencies. Federal penalties for
workplace-safety violations were increased this week for the first time since
1990, thanks to a little-noticed provision of the budget bill signed into law by
President Barack Obama.
The move would bring the fines in line with inflation over the past 25 years. In
the future, fines from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
and state workplace-safety agencies would continue to rise with inflation.
Workplace safety experts say they will likely increase maximum fines for the
most severe citations to $125,000 from $70,000 and for other serious violations
to $12,500 from $7,000.
Former Foot Locker Marketing Director Gets 4 Months in Prison & $350k
Restitution Order for Accepting Kickbacks in $18M Bank Fraud Scheme
Kathleen Smith, a former Foot Locker Inc. in-store-marketing director, was one
of two people who had pled guilty in May to conspiracy charges stemming from
what authorities characterized as an $18 million bank fraud and kickbacks scheme
hatched by co-conspirator and Chief Operating Officer Latchmee "Robbie" Mahato
of G3 Displays, a now-shuttered business that handled in-store signage.
American Apparel Cleared Over Firings After Pinata Protest
The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed nine complaints filed against
American Apparel by terminated or suspended employees, including five who
were fired after participating in a protest in which a pinata resembling the
clothing retailer's CEO was beaten and stabbed with a stick.
The NLRB found that the eight terminations and one suspension - after the
workers either participated in the August protest in an American Apparel Inc.
parking lot or in what they claimed were labor organizing activities - did not
violate the National Labor Relations Act because the employees were not engaged
in either union activities or in "protected concerted" activities in which two
or more workers act together to improve wages or working conditions, according
to the Oct. 28 dismissal letters.
Jobs & Directorship? Be on the
Dollar Express - a new 330 dollar store chain pops up as a result of Family
Dollar and Dollar Tree merger
Dollar Tree acquired Family Dollar earlier this year and to satisfy federal
regulators, the company agreed to divest 330 Family Dollar stores. Sycamore
Partners owns the retailer. Sycamore Partners specializes in consumer and retail
investments with a $3.5 billion portfolio that includes brands such as
Aeropostale, Coldwater Creek, Hot Topic, the Kasper Group, Nine West, Talbots,
and Torrid. chainstoreage.com
Analyst: Expect Department Stores to Reveal Bumpy Q3 -
Q4 to hit 2.3% growth - Below most predictions
We believe that [third-quarter] results remained under pressure due to: 1) a
tough start to the fall selling season given unusually warm weather; 2)
continued weakness in the southern territories related to the slowdown in the
oil industry; and, 3) a lack of tourism and spending in key U.S. destination
cities," Telsey noted.
Growing List of retailers closed for Thanksgiving
Here are several regional and national retailers that will be closed on
● Barnes & Noble
● Burlington Coat Factory
● Crate & Barrel
● Harbor Freight
● Home Depot
● Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft
● Nordstrom (and Nordstrom Rack)
● Orchard Supply Hardware
● Pier 1 Imports
● Sur La Table
● T.J. Maxx
● The Container Store
40% plan to spend more this holiday, up from 25%
last year - With online being the preferred shopping option - Accenture Survey
Belk shareholders approve sale to Sycamore Partners
City Sports to Liquidate All 26 Stores
October Same Store Sales
Costco comp's up 5% excluding gas price deflation and currency fluctuations with
sales up 1%
Fred's comp's up 2.3% with sales up 13%
Cato comp's up 1% with sales up 4%
Conn's, Inc., comp's down 2% with net sales up 5%
The Buckle comp's down 5.8% with net sales down 4.7%
Quarterly Same Store
Canada's Indigo Books & Music Q2 - Indigo & Chapters comp's up 13.6%, Coles &
IndigoSpirit up 12.9% with sales up 8.8%
Cato Q3 comp's up 2% with sales up 4%
Conn's, Inc, comp's flat with net sales up 6%
Ralph Lauren Q2 Retail comp's down 1% with net revenue up 4%
Whole Foods Q4 comp's down 0.2% with sales up 6%
Michael Kors Q2 comp's down 3.4% with revenue up 6.9%
hhgregg Q2 comp's down 3.5% with net sales down 3.8%
Lumber Liquidators Q3 comp's 14.6% with net sales down 11.3%
National Retail Federation 2015 Return Fraud Survey
invite you to participate in the
2015 NRF Return Fraud Survey. And as a thank you, those who participate by
November 10th will be entered into a random drawing to receive one full
registration pass to NRF Protect 2016. Your feedback is pertinent in developing
best practices in all areas of retail asset protection and helping our leaders
in Washington understand the gravity of some of our industry's issues.
So as to not duplicate answers from companies, we ask that only the most
senior loss prevention officer or equivalent within your company complete the
survey in order to limit responses to one per company. NRF will also make
sure to send survey respondents a copy of the full report once it is released in
December. Please contact Bob Moraca for a PDF copy of the survey or a direct
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Target Breach Claims Review Backs $10M Deal, $10k per Eligible Consumer -
Consumers in multidistrict litigation seeking to take Target to task for a
massive 2013 data breach told a Minnesota federal judge on Tuesday that the
court-appointed claims administrator's analysis of documented claims supports
the $10 million settlement deal. Under the agreement, which includes up to an
additional $6.75 million for attorneys' fees, consumers who can document their
losses will be eligible for up to $10,000.
Only One Third of Staff Understand Value of IP & 35% Would
Sell It for the Right Price - Report
Two-thirds of UK, US, Australia, and Germany employees don't understand the
value of business critical IP, and would not recognize that loss or theft of
that data could damage their company, according to new research from Clearswift.
The stats come from wider research by the data loss prevention firm into the
attitudes of 4,000 employees split evenly across the UK, US, Australia and
The figures were particularly concerning given that 44% of respondents claimed
they have access to sensitive IP, while a third (35%) revealed they can access
data "above their pay grade." What's more, as per research conducted back in
July, 35% said they'd sell that IP to a third party for the right price.
Given these figures, it's perhaps not surprising that in a parallel study of 500
global security professionals also carried out by Clearswift, three-quarters
(73%) said they thought their business would experience a serious data breach in
the next 24 months.
Employee training and awareness is critical to begin with-what are the risks,
what are the consequences of cyber-attacks? How to recognize attacks including
things like phishing and what to do if they feel there is a problem," he told Infosecurity by email.
Now Sharing Threat Intelligence - Threat Intel Could Prevent Majority of
A recent IID and Ponemon Institute survey found that out of the 47% of those
surveyed that had a data breach in the past 24 months, 65% said that they
believed threat intelligence could have prevented or minimized the consequences
of the attack. "It is becoming more and more apparent that raw threat data is
not effective. Just like the bad guys share ways to carry out their attacks,
organizations must also share actionable and timely ways to stop threats."
The value of effective threat intelligence exchange is clear: A full 75% of
respondents believe that exchanging threat intelligence improves their
organization's security posture, and 63% say it's good for the United States'
critical infrastructure. But the main inhibitors for exchanging threat
intelligence are potential liability issues, lack of trust in sources and lack
Frank Albany, formerly with
Under Armour Asset Protection, joins Scarsdale Security as National Account
Scarsdale Security Systems is pleased to welcome Frank Albany as its newest
National Account Manager. Since joining Scarsdale Security in June, Frank has
been actively developing new business in the Retail Sector - including physical
security and monitoring solutions. He distinguishes himself through his
consultative approach and attention to clients' individual needs.
Before joining Scarsdale Security, Albany earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from
Wilmington University, Wilmington, Delaware, in 1990. He immediately assumed a
role in Loss Prevention, as an Assistant LP Manager for Woodward and Lothrop
Corporation. He steadily built his career and reputation by holding several
esteemed positions. Most notably, he served as a Sr. Regional Loss Prevention
Manager for Gap, Inc., covering the Mid-Atlantic Region as well as having full
Loss Prevention responsibility for Canada. In 2009, Frank was hired as the Sr.
Director of Global Asset Protection by Under Armour, Inc. where he was the first
individual to ever hold an Asset Protection position for the company. Frank
built the Under Armour Asset Protection Program from the ground up and had full
responsibility for global supply chain, retail stores, corporate offices and all
theft and fraud investigations. The Asset Protection Program at Under Armour
delivered best in class inventory results, and it provided a safe and secure
environment for teammates and visitors. According to Albany, his trust in
Scarsdale Security significantly contributed to these results. In Albany's first
year on the job with Under Armour, he selected Scarsdale Security to provide all
physical security solutions for card access, CCTV and burglar alarm systems.
Albany's extensive Asset Protection experience has translated into immediate
success in his new role with Scarsdale Security. According to Jim Mahoney, Vice
President of Sales, "Frank Albany has opened new doors and provided great
insight into what loss prevention and asset protection professionals really need
from our company. We are extremely excited to welcome Frank to our team. After
many years of collaborating with him as a client, we are eager to learn from his
experience - and use this knowledge to further catalyze Scarsdale Security's
position as a premier services provider in the physical security and monitoring
Scarsdale Security Systems is one of the Northeast's premier security boutiques.
It specializes in customized solutions for national multi site customers.
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Over the past 20 years, USS has earned a
reputation for its innovation and exceptional customer service, bringing to
market some of the most innovative technologies LP professionals use today. USS'
EAS tags and systems are highly regarded in the industry, and the company has a
proven track record of deploying large-scale video and access control systems.
In this LPNN interview,
President of USS, talks about the secret behind the company's remarkable growth.
From their Tactical Tagging solution to their latest innovation - NDVision -
learn how USS can help LP teams do more with less.
LPNN Quick Take #3
Ed Wolfe, VP Business Development for WG Security, joins
Joe and Amber in this LPNN Quick Take. Ed talks about the most surprising
findings from the latest National Retail Security Survey, provides an update on
WG's Ninja Tag, and tells us which actor he would want to play himself in a
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Getting Ready for CNP Fraud
A month into the transition to EMV in the U.S., the retail sector has to worry
about a new threat - card-not-present (CNP) fraud lurks. In anticipation of that
shift, CardinalCommerce has partnered with perhaps an unlikely ally, Amtrak, to
create a series of steps aimed at getting business proactive and ahead of the
In a white paper titled "A Merchant's Guide to Consumer Authentication
Deployment - Tips for Success," the duo posits that a number of "real world
tips" can help for a smooth transition to more efficient authentication
IT'S WHAT YOU KNOW, AND NOT WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW
Any company adopting safeguards should be aware of its own history with CNP and
should also be cognizant of its key performance metrics relevant to a given
industry, but some common ones to consider (and which impact any business in any
industry) range from card acceptance rates to online shopping cart abandonment.
Decisions about technology are also crucial. The merchant must choose among
different offerings of gateways, fraud tools (standalone or tied to suites), and
levels of technical support and reporting outputs.
SPEAK OUT AND OFTEN
An informed team is one that understands the benefits and timeline of the
changes taking place, and can relay those advantages to customers through
marketing or other communications.
HAVE A PLAN B
The best laid plans of companies and the people who steer them can oft go awry,
so CardinalCommerce and Amtrak recommend having a contingency plan in the form
of a rollback (in terms of timeline) or even as a "kill switch" that enables the
bypass of 3DS.
THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS 'TOO MUCH DATA'
Regarding the consumer experience, the more data provided, the better,
especially as it benefits the merchant and the authentication process itself. It
pays to be on top of the messages that are fed to users during the
authentication process, and even when they are NOT authenticated, or when
transactions have to go to manual review for completion.
MOBILE RULES THE RIDE
Mobile is an important part of any user experience, increasingly so. Thus, a
mobile site must be embedded in any plans for consumer authentication. Safety
and security and ease of use is paramount, say Amtrak and CardinalCommerce.
IT TAKES A PROCESS
Finally, after the technology is deployed, the system is rolled out, and the
consumers are being authenticated, merchants need to constantly track the
improvements authentication has been, or should be, making to both the bottom
line and consumer traffic overall. The two companies recommend sharing data
between merchants and client management information providers as cross
pollination of information and ideas can result in optimal fraud prevention.
Checking product inventory goes mobile this holiday season: report
It should not be a surprise that the 2015 GPShopper/comScore Holiday Mobile
Shopping survey found 54 percent of mobile shoppers plan to research products
from their phone this holiday season. However, some may be surprised to learn
that 35 percent plan to create shopping lists and 24 percent plan to check
product inventory from their phones. "Product inventory status is a very helpful
tool, and not the first thing that comes to mind for many consumers," he said. "The fact that about a quarter of shoppers now use this feature shows how savvy
mobile shoppers are becoming in their use of their phones to make the most of
their time while shopping."
Amazon Adds E-Commerce Functionality To Fire TV
Spanish police arrest two 'Pink Panther' jewel thieves;
over $1M in merchandise recovered
Two suspected members of the notorious "Pink Panther" group of international
jewel thieves have been arrested, Spanish police have announced. Police also
recovered valuables worth more than $1M stolen from a jewelry shop on the island
of Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, as part of the operation. The
authorities declined to give further information. Members of the Pink Panthers,
a loosely aligned network of criminals, are drawn from paramilitary circles in
the former Yugoslavia. The group, who have a weakness for expensive watches,
have staged more than 380 robberies on luxury stores in Europe, the Middle East,
Asia and the US since 1999, making off with booty worth more than $359M,
according to Interpol.
Cuban National Committed $211,000 Credit Card Fraud in Texas with Help of
Russian and Chinese Hackers
A legal Cuban immigrant who has never held a job in America has pleaded guilty
to a large-scale fraud scheme using stolen credit card information.
Acosta admitted to buying stolen credit card numbers from Russian, Ukrainian
and Chinese hackers to make his own credit cards and use them at local
businesses. The Cuban national who has legal status in the U.S. actually
wired more than $100,000 to hackers overseas. Through the use of the fraudulent
cards, Acosta was able to dupe businesses out of more than $211,000 in
merchandise and services.
Beach, CA: Surveillance video helps Police
catch $60,000 eyewear store burglary suspect in Illinois
Investigators say a man stole tens of thousands of dollars in eyewear in
Huntington Beach and returned to his home state of Illinois. But thanks to
surveillance video, the law caught up with him. The video shows a man wearing a
black hoodie staring inside the window of Main Street Eyewear. The video from
the night of March 2 shows the man coming back to the store with what looks like
a pillowcase. After looking around, he yanks the door open and goes in. Three
minutes later, he leaves with a full bag. But he's not done. "He is also seen on
video again returning to the same business approximately an hour later and
filling up another bag," police said. The video shows him walking out with
another full bag. Then, another camera shows him getting into a cab on Main
Street. Police say he stole more than $60,000 worth of merchandise. Using the
video, detectives tracked the man through the cab company.
TN: Four men arrested in Multi-county theft ring; $40,000 stolen from The Home
An investigation into the death of a young boy ended with the arrest of several
men accused of taking part in a multi-county theft ring. The complicated case
began in July when police started investigating a stolen ATV involved in the
death of an 8-year-old. Raymond Reams, Julian Burrow, Torunquinas Wilks and
Robert Dratnol have been arrested since then for running a theft ring involving
Home Depot. Investigators discovered stolen equipment from Quitman County in
Mississippi and Fayette and Shelby County in Tennessee. After setting up
surveillance, it was discovered that Wilks had stolen roughly $40,000 worth of
merchandise from Home Depot.
Beach, FL: Woman accused of using bad checks to buy $26K in merchandise at
Riviera Beach woman is accused of using bad checks to buy $26,000 worth of
merchandise at Macy's, police said. Shannel Jackson, 31, was arrested on
Tuesday, according to Palm Beach Gardens police. Police said Jackson was working
as an employee at Macy's while she was writing the bad checks. According to an
arrest report, Jackson would write a check knowing that she did not have enough
money in her account and then pay her Macy's credit card. With her credit card,
she made purchases from early September to the end of October, covering her
balances with bad checks, police said. In total, she bought $26,700 worth of
merchandise, according to police.
ORC Trio busted hitting Sam's Club in Kenosha County, WI
Massive retail theft operation - with thousands of dollars of goods being stolen
from Sam's Club - helped fund heroin purchases, according to court records.
Charles Estep, Rachel Fehl and Katie Reck have been charged here with felony
retail theft, of items worth between $500 and $5,000 after several incidents
over the past few months. If convicted, they could be sent to prison for up
to 18 months. According to the criminal complaint, a Sam's Club manager on Oct.
7 reported to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department that he was losing
about $7,000 in manual razor cartridges each month. He said he received a
tip from an unknown subject that a person - later identified as Fehl - had been
overheard at Wal-Mart, talking about stealing from Sam's Club. Fehl admitted
taking the razors, the complaint states, and said she had taken other items,
too, like flash drives, cellphone cases, ink cartridges and headphones from
stores in Illinois and Pleasant Prairie. She is paid 20 percent of the items'
value in cash, and that since August she has stolen merchandise worth $15,000.
WA: Police arrest 2 in string of ID thefts; thousands of dollars in fraudulent
purchases at Costco
Bellevue police arrested two people Tuesday suspected in a string of crimes
around Puget Sound after a King County Prosecutor contacted police for help
finding a suspect. Police said they arrested Giap for driving with a suspended
license and a credit card that had been stolen from a Bellevue burglary was
found in his pocket. Giap also had a commercial check that had been stolen from
a Seattle business in his pocket and Oxycodone tablets concealed in his sock,
according to investigators. Officers said Sen had a $2,100 diamond ring in her
pocket and a receipt from the Covington Costco. Detectives said they obtained
surveillance video of Sen opening a fraudulent account under another person's
name at Costco on Monday and immediately purchasing the ring. She then traveled
to the Federal Way Costco, where detectives say she presented a counterfeit
Washington driver's license and tried to make a second fraudulent purchase for
$7,100. Sen ran from the store after Costco loss prevention staff tried to
question her about the suspicious transaction.
Petersburg, FL: Macy's and Police seeking 3 suspects in attempted $4,000 theft
of Dooney & Bourke purses
St. Petersburg Police are looking for three individuals who allegedly attempted
to steal thousands of dollars in purses from Macy's last month. Police say the
trio tried to take off with $4,000 in Dooney & Bourke purses from Macy's on
October 23rd, but the store security guard confronted them before they were able
to get away, and they dropped the purses. Investigators believe these are the
same people who got away with another $4,000+ purse theft from Macy's on October
Augusta, GA: Woman Accused Of Stealing Nearly $3,000 In
Fragrance from Ulta Beauty
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman who reportedly stole
nearly $3,000 worth of fragrances from the Ulta Beauty Supply in Augusta. The
incident happened around 1:45 p.m. on Monday, November 2nd. After an inventory
of store items was done, the employee reported that 33 bottles had been stolen
worth a total of $2,930.
Racine, WI: Two women charged with Felony theft of $1,200
in Baby Formula from Pick n Save
Two Racine Woman have been charged with felony retail theft for stealing over
$1200 in baby formula from a Pick n Save in Mount Pleasant. Desiree Brown and
Shaunese Felton are accused of allegedly stealing Gerber Baby Formula on three
separate occasions in August. Felton is accused of stealing one additional time
at a Walmart in Burlington. The value of this theft was $412.39.
Co, TN: Serial Shoplifter caught on tape stuffing Alcohol down pants
The search is on for a thirsty serial shoplifter who police say has stolen
hundreds of dollars worth of liquor from different stores in Knoxville and
Farragut. At least four store owners in the area say the man has stolen alcohol
from their stores. That's why his photo is being passed around so they can get
him off the streets. John Cook, the owner of Toddy's Liquor and Wine, says the
suspect moves quickly, entering the store taking what he needs and leaving all
within 45 seconds. They caught it all on camera.
Leesburg, VA: Leesburg Police takes International Police Excellence Award;
fighting Organized Retail Crime
The Leesburg Police Department on Oct. 26 won the International Police
Excellence Award. The honor is presented annually to agencies and departments in
recognition for promoting a standard of excellence that exemplifies law
enforcement's contribution and dedication to the quality of life in local
communities. The 2015 Webber Seavey Award for Policing Excellence was awarded to
Leesburg Police based on its fight against organized retail crime. Using
evidence-based policing, the department identified an increase in organized
shoplifting and losses exceeding those reported to law enforcement. To address
these issues Leesburg used a three-prong approach including high-visibility
patrols, education and theft prevention operations, Leesburg has experienced a
sustained reduction in organized retail crime," the award announcement states. A
local presentation of the award will be made by IACP and Motorola officials at
the Nov. 10 Leesburg Town Council meeting.
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Suspect and Walgreens Security Guard Exchange Gunfire in Milwaukee
An armed robbery occurred around 9:00 PM at the Walgreens at 2727 West North
Avenue on Wednesday Night. A suspect entered the store armed with a handgun and
demanded money from the cashier. The suspect fled from the store with the cash
and got into an SUV and drove away. A security guard from the store followed the
suspect's vehicle before the SUV crashed into a light pole. Both the suspect and
the security guard exchanged gunfire but neither was injured. The suspect then
fled on foot. A .380 semi-automatic gun was found inside the suspect's vehicle.
A few hours later, officers arrested the 37-year-old male suspect at a home. The
security guard will be ordered into the District Attorney's Office tomorrow for
his case to be reviewed.
Chattanooga, TN: Arrest Made in May Shooting at Hamilton Place Mall
Chattanooga Police arrested a man accused of firing a gun outside of Hamilton
Place Mall on May 30th of this year. Jeremy Wynn is now charged with reckless
endangerment and possessing a firearm with the intent to go armed. Officer Tim
McFarland said back in May that it all started when a group of people got into
an argument inside the mall. It eventually spilled into the parking lot by Bar
Louie. Police say once the groups separated, Wynn fired a shot in the second
group's direction, ran inside the mall, and hid. The arrest was made after
reviewing surveillance video inside the mall.
Ruston, LA: Police seek two in Subway shooting, employee
seriously injured Just before 11:00 PM
Wednesday, the Ruston Police Department received a 911 call of an armed robbery
at the Subway on West California Avenue. Officers immediately responded to the
scene. Upon arrival, officers located an employee on the floor in the business
suffering from what appeared to be at least one gunshot wound, along with other
Alliance, NE: A Gering, NE man who admitted to 5 armed robberies of 4 pharmacies
in 3 states has been given another 5-to-10 years in prison, this time
25-year old Richard Trapp was given the sentence yesterday in Box Butte County
District Court for robbing the Shopko pharmacy in Alliance, NE. Judge O'Gorman
ordered the 5-to-10 years to be served after Trapp finishes the sentences
O'Gorman gave him last week in Scotts Bluff County for two robberies of the
Walgreens in Scottsbluff, NE. Those sentences were a pair of 6-to-20-year
robbery terms that will run at the same time followed by 5-to-10 years for using
a firearm in a felony. Trapp still faces charges in Colorado for robbing the
Wal-Mart pharmacy in Sterling and in Wyoming for the April robbery of the Shopko
pharmacy in Torrington.
Houston and Dallas hit by wave of Robberies targeting Traveling Jewelry
A New York based diamond dealer arrived in Houston and spent most of the day
with clients. He then drove back towards his hotel and made several sales calls
on Westheimer Road. At the last of those sales calls at 4:00 p.m., he parked and
was about to exit the car, when a male suspect came up and opened his car door.
The suspect showed a gun and took the jeweler's goods. The salesperson saw three
or four Hispanic male suspects in all. This is the 12th crime against Traveling
Jewelry Salespersons this year in Dallas and Houston, more than twice as many as
any other state in the U.S. Eleven of those crimes were robberies, and the
twelfth was a theft from an unattended auto. Six were in the Dallas area and six
in the Houston area.
White Plains, NY: NY Officials Checking Gas Pumps For Credit Card Skimmers
For the first time, New York Weights and Measures officials are conducting a
statewide sweep for credit card skimmers at gas pumps. So far, they have
discovered skimmers in Rochester and Niagara Falls.
GA: Burglars drive vehicle through front of NE Atlanta boutique
drove a vehicle through the front of a northeast Atlanta clothing boutique
before daybreak Thursday, but Atlanta police later recovered some of the stolen
merchandise from an apartment complex several miles away. The burglars hit Fly
Chix Atl on the ground floor of the Dynamic Metals Lofts in the 500 block of
Edgewood Avenue around 4:30 a.m., according to police dispatchers. "A witness
reported that three vehicles were used during the theft and at least six
perpetrators went inside and took items from the business," Atlanta police
spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy said.
MN: Fight at McDonald's Drive-Thru Caught on camera; No $100 bills
A fight between a customer and a manager at a McDonald's in Minneapolis was
caught on camera. The video is going viral on social media. It all started when
a customer wanted to pay for a $3 sandwich with a $100 bill. The cashier had to
call the manager for more change. When he came to the drive-thru window, police
said the customer attacked the manager for taking too long. The manager said the
man refused to let go of his tie, and he thought he was going to choke to death.
He was finally able to get back inside the window, and police arrested the
Queens, NY: Man in Skull Mask, 2 Others Rob
Pharmacy at Gunpoint in Brazen Midday Heist
Bridgeton, MO: Former Best Buy worker accused of stealing over $1,200 in gift
Stevenson Ranch, CA: Vons reports a man and 3 females stealing $800 of baby
Chesterfield police arrest two Estonia natives
with ATM skimming device, multiple credit cards
Fort Wayne, IN: Firefighters battle large fire at
Lazer X near Glenbrook Mall
Boost - Lexington, KY - Burglary
Capeway - Wareham, MA - Armed Robbery
Cheffy Drugs - Barnesville, OH - Robbery
Cookies Grocery - Allentown, PA - Robbery
CVS - Leonardtown, MD - Armed Robbery/ 2nd suspect arrested
Fly Chix Atl - Atlanta, GA - Burglary
Hala Food Mart - Miami, FL - Armed Robbery/ Multiple shots fired
Jon's Sport / Guns - Oshkosh, WI - Burglary
KS &E Sports/ Guns - Lawrence, KS - Armed Robbery
Late Liquor - San Jose, CA - Armed Robbery
McCarty and Munn - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery/ Shots fired
Mini City Pawn - Raleigh, NC - Armed Robbery/ Murder
Sally Beauty - Salem, MA - Robbery
S&H - Rockford, IL - Armed Robbery
Trinity Rx - Queens, NY - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Milwaukee, WI - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Saginaw, MI - Robbery
7-Eleven - Orlando, FL - Armed Robbery/ shots fired
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