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Handling Sexual Harassment: A Fresh Perspective

In the wake of widespread revelations of misconduct in workplaces, people from all types of industries have begun sharing their stories of harassment and abuse. Refusing to bury their heads in the sand, retail LP executives recognize that old-school "not in my wheelhouse" thinking won't fly. It's time to act with integrity and transparency, embrace authenticity and commit to changes in organizational culture.

Joan Manson, Vice President of Employee Resources, Asset Protection & Legal, The Container Store, shares how LP and human resources professionals can bring their distinctive skills to the table, cultivating a collaborative, productive, and high-trust relationship.

Bob Bonstrom & Alan Rabinowitz - Delta Lock - Quick Take 16

Alan Rabinowitz and Bob Bonstrom tell us how Delta Lock is taking a "traditionally dumb device" like keys and making them smarter with artificial intelligence and analytics. Learn what sets Delta Lock apart from the competition, what new innovations they're bringing to market, and how their global partnerships allow them to offer retailers a total turnkey solution.


Keith White, SVP LP, Gap Inc. and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Join Community Members in Celebrating Old Navy's 1,000th Store Opening in Chicago

Great morning celebrating Old Navy opening its 1000th store today! Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gap Inc. Leaders, Youth Job Center & #thiswayahead supporters came together to celebrate this amazing addition to Chicago & so proud of the opportunities they will offer youth. Proud to be part of this company & the Gap Inc. family! - Esther Sifuentes, Program Manager, This Way Ahead at Gap Inc.  linkedin.com  chicago.cbslocal.com


Vector Security Opens Retail Storefront in Fort Mitchell, KY

Customers can demo and experience first-hand the protection and convenience of security and home automation solutions.

Vector Security, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent mobile security and home automation solutions, and the nation's fourth largest security company, opens a new retail storefront in Fort Mitchell, KY. The location is the second to feature a hands-on customer experience concept; the company's first retail storefront offering this true-to-life experience opened in Canfield, OH in July. vectorsecurity.com

InstaKey Announces New Cost Control Reporting Features in SecurityRecords.com

InstaKey® Security Systems announces new features in the key management system SecurityRecords.com® for the budget-conscious key system administrator. The new features released include Order and Freight Analysis Expense Summaries and they are easily accessible on the SecurityRecords.com dashboard.

These features were introduced as a snapshot into fiscal responsibility to help track spending in different expense groups, regarding key system spending. instakey.com

Washington, DC: Neiman Marcus LP Faces Prison for $130K Fraud Scheme
Created Hundreds of Fake Returns Over 3-Year Period

The head of security at the posh Neiman Marcus store in D.C. is facing prison time for fleecing the store of more than $130,000. Alexander Gulino is scheduled to be sentenced in a D.C. court on Friday for a three-year scheme to pocket store money.

According to memos submitted by prosecutors, Gulino used his authority as head of security and supervisor of the Wisconsin Avenue NW store's customer service department to create hundreds of fictitious returns. Prosecutors said Gulino gained access to Neiman Marcus computer systems to enter fraudulent returns and take cash from the registers for himself.

"[Gulino] used his status as loss prevention officer to access Neiman's retail tracking computer system, which stores sales data for every item sold, returned or otherwise at any retail location in the United States," according to prosecutors.

To execute his scheme, prosecutors said Gulino identified older purchases and those handled by salespeople who no longer worked for Neiman Marcus, assuming they would be less likely to get flagged. According to prosecutors' memos, Gulino entered those purchases fraudulently into a store computer system, removed cash from store registers and shredded refund receipts to conceal the crimes. nbcwashington.com

Maryland couple stopped by police files $4M lawsuit against Costco
alleging racial discrimination

A Maryland couple stopped by police after a shopping trip in Anne Arundel County has filed a federal lawsuit against Costco alleging racial discrimination. Police stopped an African-American couple after a routine shopping trip at Costco in Anne Arundel County in May. Was it just a mistake? Or was it racial profiling?

By their own description, Barbara Wallace and Bahri Wallace were among the most loyal customers Costco could have. They said they shopped at the Arundel Mills Costco two to three times per week -- they even bought their car there.

In late May, a store visit took an unexpected turn when, shortly after leaving the parking lot, an Anne Arundel County police officer pulled the couple over. "I said, 'What did I do?' He said, 'A manager at Costco said you guys were shoplifting.' I said, 'Shoplifting?' At that point, I asked him did he want to search my truck? I said, 'We didn't shoplift anything,'" Bahri Wallace said.

Costco executives told the 11 News I-Team the store manager thought the Wallaces matched the description of people involved in an ink theft ring, particularly, because of Barbara Wallace's blue purse. They said it was not racial profiling.

Costco further said, "Law enforcement, not Costco, made the decision to execute the stop ... Its staff communicated to a patrol officer that it had not found reason to detain the Wallaces."

"There's more here than a simple mistake," said Chris Griffiths, an attorney for the Wallaces. "Employees can come to the job with certain biases. Corporations, particularly of this size, are responsible for training individuals. If they are a responsible company, they train individuals to deal with those types of bias. Whether or not Costco has such a program, we don't know, but it's something we intend to find out."

The Wallaces had worried that being stopped and detained by police after the call from Costco could have threatened them professionally, as each is a federal employee with security clearances. The Wallaces' lawsuit seeks $4 million in damages. Costco said in its statement that it tried to mediate with the Wallaces after the incident, but that was unsuccessful. wbaltv.com

Anti-Theft Violation or Wrongful Termination?
Court reverses, dismisses former Goodwill assistant manager's discrimination suit

A state appeals court has reversed a ruling in a former Goodwill Industries employee's claim that she was wrongfully fired by the company. On Oct. 18, the 14th District Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the Harris County Civil Court at Law and dismissed the matter against Goodwill Industries of Houston Inc. and its district manager, appellee Robin Davis.

According to the ruling, Ashley Allen had worked for the company since October 2015 and was promoted to store assistant manager in February 2016. She was fired in April 2016 after, the ruling states, she "improperly discounted (underpriced) a desk and chair that had only been on sale for one week from $199.99 to $149.99 and sold it to a friend or relative." Goodwill contends the act violated the company's anti-theft policy.

Allen filed a small claims petition alleging discrimination based on race and gender and citing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in justice court. The matter, however, was dismissed in February 2017 by that court. An appeal filed in the county court was also dismissed in May 2017. setexasrecord.com

MoneyGram to pay $125M for failing to crack down on fraudulent money transfers
MoneyGram International has agreed to pay a penalty of $125 million to settle allegations from both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice that the company didn't do enough to prevent fraudulent money transfers.

Under an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission, the company said it would take steps to crack down on scammers who got victims to wire them money in schemes that often targeted the elderly and ranged from bogus cash prizes, to impersonating government officials from the IRS to posing as troubled relatives needing money. washingtonpost.com

Thieves abusing program that makes it possible to see mail before delivery?
A year ago the US Postal Service launched a new program called Informed Delivery that let people sign up to see scanned images of their incoming mail before it was delivered. But now the Secret Service is reportedly warning police that thieves are using this program to rip off victims. The website Krebs On Security says the US Secret Service sent out a warning to law enforcement agencies this week that thieves are now using Informed Delivery to commit identity theft and credit card fraud.

According to the report police busted a theft ring in Michigan where thieves fraudulently signed people up for Informed Delivery, then had credit cards sent to those people's mailboxes, which they then intercepted and used to run up more than $400,000 in charges. The postal service is supposed to notify customers to confirm they've signed up for the service, but some of these victims say those notices came after they received huge bills for credit cards they'd never opened. Krebs researchers say the USPS's process for validating new accounts is not secure, since it asks questions thieves can answer easily, by using information found on social media sites, and in public records databases. fox19.com

Standing-Room Only on Day 1 of ACCE

Anti-Counterfeit & Currency Expo 2018 kicked-off with a standing-room only conference at the plenary sessions. With crowds from across 30 countries, 400 companies, and 5 continents, with senior representatives from Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Central Bank of Oman, United States Mint, Sally Beauty Holdings Inc, EXPRESS, KeyBank, Kentucky Kingdom, Wells Fargo and Dollar Tree.

Check out more coverage from Day 1 here, including videos on the ACCE YouTube page and stay tuned for a full recap to come in the Daily!

Another 40 Sears, Kmart stores closing
Sears Holdings is closing another 40 stores as it aims to survive Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The latest move affects 29 Sears and 11 Kmart locations.

The retailer is already in the process of closing about 188 stores: 142 announced in October that will close around the end of 2018 and 46 announced in August that will close in November.

Taken together, the closures are expected to leave the company with fewer than 500 locations remaining. The company has estimated it has about 400 stores that could be profitable on their own if it survives bankruptcy. See the full list of stores closing here: usatoday.com

Why do landlords say they're happy that Sears is shuttering stores?
At least publicly, a number of U.S. mall owners have stated that any Sears locations closing as part of bankruptcy proceedings will provide a long-awaited chance to redevelop their shopping centers with healthier, traffic-driving tenants.

"We think this is a unique opportunity," said David Simon, CEO of Simon Property Group, the largest mall owner, on the company's latest quarterly earnings call. "We're going to redevelop. We're going to reinvest in the communities. We're going to be able to drive traffic now from this box." retailwire.com

Fortune: The Best Workplaces in Retail 2018
Retailers are often in the news this time of year due to holiday sales. But while the industry often focuses on consumers, it also has to focus on its employees. Some of the best workplaces for staffers include those that encourage workers to collaborate, offer raises and promotions, and also care about employees' work-life balance. To determine this year's best places to work in retail, Fortune partner Great Place to Work looked into survey feedback representing more than 631,000 retail employees in the U.S. Take a look at this year's list below, and learn more about the methodology behind these rankings here.

1. Wegmans Food Markets
2. Publix Super Markets, Inc.
3. CarMax
4. Sheetz, Inc.
5. Burlington Stores, Inc.
6. Cumberland Farms, Inc.
7. Nugget Market, Inc.
8. REI
9. Custom Ink
10. Foot Locker, Inc.
11. PVH Corp.
12. Patagonia
13. Wayfair
14. Old Navy
15. The Container Store

ICSC: Black Friday weekend store visits, spending is expected to surge
Omnichannel retailers are positioned to benefit the most from Black Friday weekend. This was according to "The ICSC Holiday Intention Forecast Survey" from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), which revealed that consumers plan to spend an average of $554.90 Thanksgiving weekend. They will dedicate $207.30 of this budget to holiday gifts. Overall, nearly half (46%) of the weekend's shoppers plan to spend more this year than they did last year.

Omnichannel retailers could grab the largest portion of this wallet share with 93% of shoppers planning to spend with retailers that have both a physical and a digital presence. Of the shoppers planning to buy online and pick-up in store (BOPIS), 77% indicate they are likely to spend additional money at that store or adjacent stores. chainstoreage.com

'Gas Station Encounters' YouTube channel shames shoplifters with funny videos
When a Northeast Ohio gas station clerk got tired of people stealing with no consequences, he had an unusual idea to hold them accountable. He created "Gas Station Encounters," a YouTube channel that uses surveillance footage from the convenience store to shame shoplifters and entertain the public.

Local police have not helped the gas station stop shoplifters, according to the clerk, so he decided to make the footage public online.

He edits videos with fun music, silly sound effects and cheeky narration. The videos have been viewed millions of times, and the channel has gained more than 453,000 subscribers.

To view some "Gas Station Encounters," click here.

Nike moves to dismiss claims in gender discrimination lawsuit

This Christmas could be Barnes & Noble's last

Trump may replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year

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A Columbia couple charged with selling counterfeit goods
on eBay and other online retailers

A Columbia couple faces numerous federal charges for allegedly selling counterfeit products valued at more than $2.6 million.

A grand jury on Friday indicted Tabitha and Clint Rodgers on seven counts of wire fraud, six counts of fraud, smuggling, counterfeiting labels, copyright infringement, trafficking in counterfeit goods and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

According to case documents, over the course of several years the couple received multiple shipments of a variety of fake goods from known counterfeiters in China. The shipments were sent to the couple's home, where they were resold on eBay and other e-commerce websites at a profit. The grand jury charged the couple had been running the scheme since August 2011. Read more

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S-TRON's Military Leadership - "Failure Is Not an Option"

At S-TRON, military leadership has been found to not only bring success but also create an atmosphere of true partnership with customers across the country.

S-TRON, one of the nation's leading full-service security providers to national retailers, has intentionally based its business model on military leadership qualities since the beginning. This leadership starts at the top with CEO Steven Dunn, who while serving in the Navy received the Expeditionary Force Award for being part of a multinational peacekeeping force in in the Beirut Lebanon war zone.

Pete Mattschull, S-TRON's President, decorated with the Navy Expedition Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal has been a driving force at S-TRON since 2003.


Through rough seas and smooth sailing alike, Dunn and Mattschull have assembled an ever growing team of military veterans and highly skilled civilians that is second to none in the security industry. And because of this operational military environment, S-Tron customers enjoy Respect, Reliability and a high-level of Communication.

"No customer left behind" is not just the S-Tron mantra, Pete Mattschull says "it's our way of life".

S-TRON is an electronic security integrator for national and regional retailers with thousands of installation locations and headquarters in Melville, New York. S-TRON provides outstanding customer service for national retail, grocery stores, restaurants and C-stores.


Why Retailers Must Prioritize Cybersecurity in the Mobile Era
By 2025, 60 percent of U.S. consumers believe that the average shopper will carry a phone but no physical wallet, according to data published by consumer financial services company Synchrony. What's more, 67 percent of respondents to the Synchrony Retailer Survey said that they've downloaded a retailer's application, findings that are indicative of a culture dominated by use of mobile devices, particularly smartphones.

At the same time, a report published by ThreatMetrix finds that one-third of all fraud now targets mobile channels. In the first half of 2018 alone, mobile attack rates increased 24 percent compared with 2017, according to the report.

"Mobile is quickly becoming the predominant way people access online goods and services, and as a result, organizations need to anticipate that the barrage of mobile attacks will only increase," noted LexisNexis Risk Solutions Chief Identity Officer Alisdair Faulkner.

Retailers Face Distinctive Challenges for Mobile Security

Increasingly, retailers must focus on how to keep their mobile customers safe from growing cyberthreats. According to the Verizon Mobile Security Index 2018 Report, 82 percent of retail and hospitality professionals surveyed said mobile devices are a risk, with 22 percent of respondents calling that risk significant, in large part due to the temporary nature of many in the workforce.

"Retail and hospitality companies face distinctive challenges when it comes to mobile security," the report states. "Many of them have large numbers of employees, often employed on part-time or seasonal contracts. These employees may not take security precautions as seriously as full-time or permanent employees."

Still, the report also finds that nearly 90 percent of enterprises surveyed have only one of four basic mobile security measures (changing all default passwords; encrypting data sent over public networks; restricting access on a need-to-know basis, regularly testing security systems) in place; conversely, only 1 in 7 companies had all four practices in place. biztechmagazine.com

AT&T, T-Mobile Sued Over Mobile Crypto Thefts
America's leading cryptocurrency investor law firm - announced it has filed lawsuits against AT&T and T-Mobile on behalf of crypto asset holders who were allegedly victims of "SIM swapping."

The suit alleges that by leaving holes in their security protocols, and failing to train and monitor employees adequately, the phone providers assisted criminals in remotely taking over smartphone SIM cards, allowing them to access financial records and account information to steal cryptocurrency and other assets.

The complaint explains how one of Silver Miller's clients - an AT&T account holder - was robbed of over $621,000 in cryptocurrency during an SIM swap, even after the mobile carrier had supposedly boosted security on the user's account after an earlier attempted theft. In addition, other Silver Miller clients, who used T-Mobile, were robbed of $400,000 and $250,000.

"'SIM swapping' or 'SIM hijacking' is a growing crime in the telecommunications world that, in a few moments' time, can allow a thief to steal millions of dollars of an unsuspecting victim's assets with little more than a persuasive plea for assistance, a willing telecommunications carrier representative and an electronic impersonation of the victim," according to Silver Miller in a press release. pymnts.com

SMS Phishing + Cardless ATM = Profit
Thieves are combining SMS-based phishing attacks with new "cardless" ATMs to rapidly convert phished bank account credentials into cash. Recent arrests in Ohio shed light on how this scam works.

A number of financial institutions are now offering cardless ATM transactions that allow customers to withdraw cash using nothing more than their mobile phones. But this also creates an avenue of fraud for bad guys, who can leverage phished or stolen account credentials to add a new phone number to the customer's account and then use that added device to siphon cash from hijacked accounts at cardless ATMs. krebsonsecurity.com

Symantec Uncovers North Korean Group's ATM Attack Malware
Emptying Tens of Millions of Dollars from ATMs

Researchers from Symantec have uncovered the malware tool North Korea's infamous Lazarus Group has been using since 2016 to empty millions of dollars in cash from ATMs belonging to mostly small and midsize banks in Asia and Africa. In a report this week, the security vendor described the malware as designed to intercept and approve fraudulent ATM cash withdrawal requests before they reach a bank's underlying switch application server that processes them. darkreading.com

Microsoft's cloud wins business from Gap as another retailer shuns Amazon

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Dealing with Magecart and Other Attacks
Are Companies Doing Enough to Protect Customers?

Over the last couple of months, there has been an alarming number of attacks on eCommerce and ticketing companies, with the resulting theft of customer credit card data. Those responsible for these attacks are a group of hackers called "Magecart". In June 2018, the group attacked Ticketmaster and breached credit card data of some 40,000 customers; there followed two major attacks in September, which affected 380,000 British Airways customers and an unknown number of Newegg customers.

The modus operandi in these attacks was very similar: to inject malicious JavaScript code which could then act as a credit card skimmer. This code actively monitors events on web pages and triggers an action whenever credit card details are submitted (event hijacking). In this way, Magecart was able to intercept credit card data from customers in the checkout pages and send it to Magecart's servers.

By understanding the methodology of these attacks, it is possible to identify prevention strategies.

The first security standard to be considered should be to add Subresource Integrity (SRI) attributes to the script elements loading the external scripts. However, SRI comes with a major pitfall: it's notably complex to apply to dynamic code. And, as you may expect, most of these providers (like Inbenta) keep improving their services, resulting in frequent changes to JavaScript source code. Adapting SRI to match this dynamism can be a burden and, if SRI isn't properly set up, it can block a perfectly safe third-party script, crashing the website.

The second standard is Content Security Policy (CSP).

CSP does have its limitations though and means new challenges ahead, such as being vulnerable to open-redirect attacks and requiring substantial configuration as well as maintenance; we have also seen strategies that bypass CSP altogether.

SRI and CSP should be considered, despite their drawbacks. Still, potential attacks featuring browser extensions as a vector for instance would be severely damaging to a wide number of eCommerce businesses, as SRI and CSP would be completely powerless to prevent them. cbronline.com

Counterfeit goods are a half trillion dollar industry
Here's how QR codes and digital assets can help solve the problem of fakes

Valued at $450 billion, the counterfeit luxury goods industry continues to be a major problem for luxury brands and retailers. According to the 2018 Global Brand Counterfeit Report, the losses incurred due to online and offline counterfeiting was an estimated $98 billion, with luxury brands suffering a total loss of $30 billion because of the sale of counterfeits through the internet.

This widespread problem hasn't just affected the financial income of luxury brands; it has also affected their consumers' trust. The market has become alarmingly advanced, having reached major social media platforms like Facebook. The alarmingly large presence of counterfeit sales on these platforms, along with the fact that no one flags these offending sellers, makes it hard for e-commerce and social media platforms to put a stop to the problem.

The use of Digital Assets in order to keep track of all the original personal luxury goods (e.g., handbags and watches) within circulation in the fashion and luxury ecosystem will greatly benefit everyone in the system - from the luxury brands, to the retailers and resellers, and the consumers too. Digital Asset information can also be shared across e-commerce sites or secondhand retailers to increase buyer trust. Read more yahoo.com

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Mt. Pleasant Township, PA: Small Mt. Pleasant Twp. grocer allegedly banked millions by selling stolen goods
The proprietor of a tiny Mt. Pleasant Township grocery store netted big profits for years - largely by selling Red Bull, Tide and other items shoplifted from area businesses, sometimes with the owner providing lists of what he needed, state police said. Melvin "Beanie" R. McCloy, 60, who runs McCloy's Store at 333 Buckeye Road in the tiny village of Bridgeport, bought stolen items that people brought to his business and then resold them for profit for at least three years, according to court documents filed Thursday. A forensic analysis of McCloy's business records showed that in 2016 McCloy "deposited $3.9 million into his business account," investigators reported. "In the year of 2017 up to July, he deposited $1.7 million."

Area police departments responded to a rash of retail thefts in recent years involving grocery store items, including thefts from various Walmarts and Shop 'n Save, Giant Eagle and County Market stores, among other places in Fayette and Westmoreland counties, according to state police and court documents. Stolen items included soda, energy drinks, coffee and laundry detergent. triblive.com

Talbot County, GA: Georgia Bureau of Investigations busts $500,000 Multi-State theft Ring
A multi-state crime spree has come to an end in Talbotton. Chief Justin Johnson said his office received a tip from a law enforcement agency in Louisiana about a stolen 18 wheeler. "When you can take a half million dollars of stolen property off the streets, that's big for any area," said Johnson. The crime landed three people in jail after the stolen 18-wheeler with $500,000 worth of merchandise was recovered in Talbotton. Johnson describes the contents of the vehicle, "Kaboota bob cats and high dollar pressure washes." wtvm.com

San Luis Obispo, CA: Burglars steal $8k worth of merchandise from AT&T store
Two burglars got away with 8k worth of merchandise from an AT&T store on Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo Monday night. Two suspects broke into the AT&T store and stole the merchandise and then got away in a dark colored SUV type truck. Police say one of the suspects may have been in the store earlier that day. keyt.com

Attleboro, MA: Police recovered $7,500 in stolen goods, arrest 3
Police say they recovered $7,560 worth of goods allegedly stolen from a dozen stores in Attleboro and North Attleboro and arrested three shoplifting suspects. The alleged stolen merchandise, ranging from clothing, silverware and dog food, was found in a car stopped by police around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on South Main Street, prosecutors said Thursday. Police say the car was so filled with merchandise, they questioned how three people could fit in the vehicle. thesunchronicle.com

Tallahassee, FL: Employee steals more than $1K from Staples by using gift card
An employee at the Tallahassee Staples store was arrested after making more than $1,000 worth of fraudulent purchases with a gift card from the store. Brenden Moody, 27, was arrested by the Tallahassee Police on Wednesday. According to Staples Loss Prevention, Moody did a total of 43 fraudulent transactions that were committed by customers making a purchase for a service, such as copying or faxing. When the customer paid by debit or credit card, documents say Moody charged the amount of the service to a gift card, and would then use that gift card to make personal purchases from the store. According to receipts and transactions obtained by the agent, the fraudulent purchases committed by Moody totaled $1,249.69. An additional $365.29 that was put on a gift card was also found by the agent before Moody was able to use it. wtxl.com

Oakland Park, FL: Police searching for Armed man in attempted theft at Oakland Park Lowe's
Police are on the hunt for a man caught trying to steal loads of items from a hardware store in Oakland Park. Surveillance cameras were rolling when the suspect filled up a shopping cart full of $2,000 worth of products at Lowe's along Northwest 10th Terrace and West Oakland Park Boulevard, back in Sept. 22. Police said he then tried to leave through an emergency exit, but an employee managed to stop him. That's when, police said, he showed the worker a gun and fled empty-handed. wsvn.com

Long Beach, CA: Police arrested 4 people at a Pawn Shop for felony shoplifting
Eighteen-year-old Jomar Stubbs and 17-year-olds Isiah Crockett and Marquise Buckhaulton, along with a 16-year-old, were arrested after it was determined the four stole multiple firearms and accessories from the High-Caliber Pawn Shop in Long Beach. wxxv25.com

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Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Manchester, NH: Man charged with Macy's Armed Robbery at the Mall of New Hampshire
Manchester police officials credited the quick work of detectives who followed crime tips with leading to the arrest of a local man charged in an armed robbery attempt inside Macy's at the Mall of New Hampshire. Nathan Lesage, 24, faced arraignment in Hillsborough County Superior Court North Thursday on charges of armed robbery. Police say Lesage was the armed man who on Monday at 10:45 a.m. pulled a knife on a mall security worker inside Macy's. Officials said the store worker questioned Lesage about a possible shoplifting incident. Lesage is charged with threatening to stab the employee and then fleeing on foot and entering a late model dark colored Toyota Camry. unionleader.com

Croatia arrests four suspected thieves in $3 million Venice jewel heist
Croatian police say they have arrested four suspects in the brazen theft last January of precious Indian jewels from the famed Al Thani Collection that were on display in a Venetian palace. Police said Thursday the men are all Croatians ranging in age from 43 to 60. They were arrested Wednesday after a months-long investigation in co-operation with Italian police. The thieves made off with a brooch and a pair of earrings by mixing in with the crowd on the final day of the exhibition at Venice's Doge's Palace. The stolen jewels were not the top highlights of the Al Thani Collection, which includes gems dating from the time of the Mughal Empire. Croatian police say the value of the stolen jewels is estimated at some $3 million. torontosun.com

Carbondale, IL: Shoplifting couple steals $200 of merchandise from Best Buy, pulls gun on LP; arrested following Police chase

Portsmouth, VA: Panda mask C-Store Armed Robbery suspect arrested

Tulsa, OK: Woman arrested after being accused of hitting a security guard after shoplifting at Aldi

Sheboygan, WI: Man Arrested in Walgreens Robbery

Abilene, TX: 7-Eleven and Stripes Armed Robber indicted on 4 counts of Aggravated Robbery

Daniels's Jewelers in the Centerpoint Mall, Oxnard, CA reported a Grab & Run on 11/7, item valued at $650

Jared Vault in The Outlet Shops at El Paso, Canutillo, TX reported a Grab & Run on 11/1, item valued at $3,699

Zales in the Mall at St. Matthews, Louisville, KY reported an External Diamond Switch, item valued at $8,759

Zales in the Kentucky Oaks Mall, Paducah, KY reported a Grab & Run on 11/2, item valued at $6,699

Zales Outlet in the Franklin Mills Mall, Philadelphia, PA reported a Grab & Run on 11/1, item valued at $5,715

Sentencings & Charges

Spartanburg, SC: Man gets 50 years for KFC murder and crime spree
A man was sentenced to 50 years for a violent crime spree that included the murder of a Kentucky Fried Chicken manager, according to Solicitor Barry Barnette. Deadrian Paul Garcia, 20, was sentenced for murder, 8 counts of armed robbery, 8 counts of kidnapping, 7 counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, first-degree burglary and possession of a stolen gun. The Solicitor Barnette said Garcia will serve every day of the sentence. Garcia shot Anthony Tiffany during the March 2017 robbery of the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Cedar Springs Rd. Barnette said Garcia and his co-defendant, Jyquez Freeman, 20, held four employees at gunpoint while Tiffany was forced into the office. wspa.com

Alpharetta, GA: $1.1 Million Casino Fraud Scheme Earns Georgia Woman
Two-Year Prison Sentence

Vivian Wang, 55, could have faced as much as 20 years has been handed a two-year prison sentence for defrauding two California casinos, as well as several credit card companies, out of more than a million dollars between 2008 and 2014. Her case was connected to that of 49-year-old Frank Luo, who was given a three-year sentence for defrauding Georgia's Cache Creek and Red Hawk Casinos. According to the US Attorney General's office, the two were co-conspirators, working together to steal the identities of migrant workers to get casino credit for themselves. casino.org

Rochester, MN: Cold Stone Creamery Armed Robber sentenced to 10 years Probation and $200 restitution
A Rochester teenager who took part in an armed robbery earlier this year has been placed on probation and ordered to pay restitution. Police say 18-year-old and another teenager held up the Cold Stone Creamery in early February. The other teen pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money. The two made off with about $200 in cash.

Cooke County, TX: Woman found guilty of Walmart Shoplifting was 3rd Strike, sentenced to 10 years


AT&T - San Luis Obispo, CA - Burglary
Best Buy - Carbondale, IL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Akron, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Chicopee, MA - Robbery
C-Store - Annapolis, MD - Robbery/ Assault
C-Store - Clearwater, FL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Longview, WA - Armed Robbery
CVS - Frederick, MD - Robbery
Dollar General - Warner Robins, GA - Armed Robbery
Dollar Store - St Louis, MO - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Osceola County, FL - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Rock Hill, SC - Robbery
Restaurant - Florence County, SC - Armed Robbery
Tobacco Store - Granite Falls, NC - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Toledo, OH - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Pinellas County, FL - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
16 robberies
1 burglary
0 shootings
0 killings


Weekly Totals:
108 robberies
16 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings



None to report.

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