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The Ultimate High-End Retail Loss Prevention
Scott Barefoot

Quick Take 17

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2016's GLPS's - Group LP Selfie's
Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
One Team at a Time

Walmart Mexico and Central America (Walmex) Asset Protection, Security and Investigation Team at their Annual Year Beginning Meeting

"Improved loss metrics are the result of an
improved customer experience"

The total team is led by William Simon, Director of Operational AP in Mexico; Antonio Hernandez, Director of Investigations and Centralized Strategy Walmex; Reyner Zamora, Director of AP and Security for Central America and Jay Mealing, VP of AP, Security and Investigations for Walmex.

'Tis the Season - Are your Loss Prevention Programs Prepared for the Holiday Rush?

By Rex Gillette, Vice President Retail Sales, Protection 1

This year, the National Retail Federation estimates holiday spending will rise 3.6% from 2015 to more than $655 billion. By most accounts, the last quarter can represent a "make or break" year for retailers of all types and sizes. Coupled with a savvier consumer looking for the best deal, every dollar of profit is magnified in its importance.

Store merchants are working hard to draw customers into your stores and websites, but once there, are your loss prevention programs up to the task of securing those profit dollars? Theft prevention and safety are critical components of any loss prevention program throughout the year, but become increasingly important during the holidays. Just as the honest shopper will come looking for that special gift, shoplifters and dishonest employees will be right behind or perhaps even ahead of them. And safety doesn't end at the front door, outside areas of your stores are just as vulnerable.

To help prepare for the all-important holiday shopping season, let's breakdown a few areas worth re-visiting:

● Technology - Here's a quick checklist of questions you should ask yourself: How often do you perform proactive inspections to ensure all of the systems and components are in good working order? Are your cameras in focus? Have you run a health check lately on your DVR or NVR recording device? Do you have enough storage available to capture video should an event take place that needs to be reviewed? From a low tech or no tech perspective, do you have adequate signage informing your valued customer that the premise is under surveillance while sending a message to the would-be bad guys that you are watching? Have you considered adding a remote video monitoring capability to your arsenal for added sets of eyes? Or outsourcing the monitoring of your security systems to a third party provide that could alert you in real time of a potential failure or even anticipate the problem before it happens? Have you adjusted your holiday open and close schedules to accommodate seasonal hours? Deploying an enterprise account management tool for your intrusion system can help you adjust your hours for individual locations or across your enterprise and receive alerts if something goes amiss. If your account management solution has a mobile component, you have the ability to always be connected and informed.

Read more about Seasonal Employees and Cyber Security here.

Thousands Across the US Protest Donald Trump's
Presidential Victory

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of several U.S. cities and college campuses Wednesday to express their disdain for president-elect Donald Trump.

A massive gathering of protesters descended upon Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan Wednesday night, marching from Union Square.

At Union Square, hundreds chanted "He's Not My President" and carried signs that read "Defeat Fascism." Another group of protesters gathered at Columbus Circle near Trump International Hotel & Tower.

At least 65 people were arrested during Wednesday night's demonstrations, according to WABC. Sources also tell WABC that at least 10,000 people took part in NYC demonstrations.The majority of the arrests took place in front of Trump Tower, where several people climbed light poles and had to be taken down.

In Chicago, hundreds of protesters marched through the city's downtown and gathered outside the city's Trump Tower to express their anger that Trump was elected.

"You saw all of the hate was coming with him, and you were just hoping that that would never come to fruition, and it has," anti-Trump protester Will Rossi told Chicago's ABC7.

Protesters also filled the streets in Washington, D.C., and gathered outside the newly-opened Trump hotel. Some protesters also gathered outside the newly-opened Trump Hotel. Students at American University protested on campus.
Hundreds of people took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles to express their disgust with president-elect Trump.

The Los Angeles Police Department reported 13 arrests just after midnight local time.

Many protesters gathered at City Hall, where they burned a piñata of Trump. Another protester wrote "F*** Trump" on city bus.

Protesters also descended upon the 101 freeway in downtown Los Angeles, forcing its shutdown.

In Seattle, about 100 protesters gathered in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, blocked roads and set a trash bin on fire, according to The Associated Press.

Protesters marched through downtown, carrying signs that read "Black Lives Matter", "Misogyny has to go," "Love Trumps Hate,"and "The people united, will never be defeated." They also chanted "Not My President," as Seattle Police officers on bicycles closely watcher over the marchers.

About 7,000 protesters took to the street of the northern California city to protest president-elect Trump, according to the Oakland Police Department.

The protests were mostly peaceful, except for splinter groups that vandalized the city's downtown area, setting objects on fire and breaking windows, according to the the Oakland P.D.'s public information officer, Johnna Watson.

Two officers were injured and two patrol cars were burned, Watson said. One officers was treated and released and one who was still in hospital before midnight.More than two dozen were arrested.

According to ABC affiliate KGO-TV, protesters chanted "not our president" and carried signs that read "Pussy grabs back," "Donald Trump is a rapist" and "Secede #CalExit."

KGO-TV also reported that a "splinter group" of protesters set fires and lit fireworks in the city's downtown.

Thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters expressed their anger over Trump being elected on Boston Common Wednesday night, before heading to the Statehouse and Copley Square, ABC affiliate WCVB reported.

Meaghan Schaefer, a 19-year-old student at Emerson College, told WCVB, "We were so close to seeing the first woman become president and she lost to a man who has no political experience, who doesn't represent the majority in this country."

About 2,000 protesters blocked Interstate 5 twice during protests Wednesday night, according to ABC affiliate KATU. Protesters also forced a delay for trains on two light-rail lines. 
About 700 protesters marched through the Philadelphia's downtown Wednesday night, according to Philadelphia police. The mass of people kicked off the their protest across from City Hall and continued through Temple University.
Hundreds of protesters shut down several streets in Virginia's capital city Wednesday night as they marched chanting, "No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA," "Not My President," according to ABC affiliate WRIC. Some protesters also marched onto I-95 south in downtown Richmond, shutting down the interstate in both directions. Ten people were arrested, Virginia State Police said
According to Dallas police, about 300 protesters gathered at the city's Victory Park for anti-Trump rally organized by the Next Generation Action Network.

"As we wrap our minds around this failed attempt at democracy that we as a country have witnessed in this election, and brace ourselves as Americans for a new Republican commander-in-chief with a majority Republican House and Senate; we are even more strengthened in our resolve to fight," read a statement from the group before the protest.

Anti-Trump protests were also held in Atlanta; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Pittsburgh. yahoo.com

Dozens arrested, police cars damaged in second night of anti-Trump protests in California
Dozens of demonstrators were arrested during a second day of protests in California on Thursday as demonstrators from the Bay Area to Los Angeles took to the streets forcefully denouncing President-elect Donald Trump.

In Los Angeles, 29 people were arrested overnight for impeding traffic when hundreds of protesters poured onto the 101 Freeway downtown, LAPD officials said. Officers fired bean bags to disperse the crowd, and 10 people were arrested, he said.

'Not Our President': Protests Spread After Donald Trump's Election
Thousands of people across the country marched, shut down highways, burned effigies and shouted angry slogans on Wednesday night to protest the election of Donald J. Trump as president.

The demonstrations, fueled by social media, continued into the early hours of Thursday. The crowds swelled as the night went on but remained mostly peaceful.

Protests were reported in cities as diverse as Dallas and Oakland and included marches in Boston; Chicago; Portland, Ore.; Seattle and Washington and at college campuses in California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

In Oakland alone, the Police Department said, the crowd grew from about 3,000 people at 7 p.m. to 6,000 an hour later. It was the second night of protests there, following unruly demonstrations that led to property damage and left at least one person injured shortly after Mr. Trump's election was announced.

One of the biggest demonstrations was in Los Angeles, where protesters burned a Trump effigy at City Hall and shut down a section of Highway 101.

In New York, crowds converged at Trump Tower, on Fifth Avenue at 56th Street in Midtown Manhattan, where the president-elect lives. They chanted "Not our president" and "New York hates Trump" and carried signs that said, among other things, "Dump Trump." Restaurant workers in their uniforms briefly left their posts to cheer on the demonstrators.

After Mr. Trump's victory speech, more than 2,000 students at the University of California, Los Angeles, marched through the streets of the campus's Westwood neighborhood.

There were similar protests at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles; University of California campuses in Berkeley, San Diego and Santa Barbara; Temple University, in Philadelphia; and the University of Massachusetts.

NYC's Rocky Balboa
Hearing a few New Yorkers yesterday refer to Trump as their Rocky Balboa didn't take away from the fact that they were all somewhat hesitant and, to a certain extent, hoping he'd stick to the script as he had been the last month of the campaign.

By his own admission he mimicked his advisors telling him to calm down Donald - stick to the script Donald - he said to an audience at one of his last rallies. And it worked.

While Clinton viciously attacked him in her final days, Trump stuck to the script and the rest is history.

Everybody missed it, including Trump himself. When with a month to go he said - you know I don't want to look back and say if I had only done one more rally, if I had only done one more. Well, he did that and then some. That man campaigned as if he were fighting for his very life and it paid off.

So the question is how did they all miss it? How did all the pundits and supposed political experts miss it? Well that's easy. They were lost in the political correctness that rules the surface but is buried by reality. The same reason the NFL is losing viewers.

The media's own self righteousness blinded them while they convinced themselves they were right and blocked anyone and everything that opposed their views. They became the out of touch masses themselves. The group they so pretend to represent and want to educate actually became the educators themselves. Correcting the pundits and screaming for change.

The one refreshing thing that comes out of all of this is that you can't force feed the public anymore in the age of the internet. Because we're becoming self-taught and we now have all the info at our finger tips just like the pundits. The difference is that most of us are now smart enough to figure it out for ourselves. So the real question then becomes how is the media going to change to fit our new needs? Maybe it's them who needs to change and reinvent. The problem is they either don't know it, aren't smart enough to figure it out, are too lost in their own self worth, or they don't have the power because maybe he was right to a certain extent. Maybe the media is controlled by the elite.

Regardless, they were all wrong which is exactly why we're at where we're at. It's not Trump that caused all of these protests last night. It may be his election, certainly. But the fact is the media built the perception, built the expectation, molded the surface public opinion and provided the kindling. They need to look at themselves for working up the crowds. Because if they had been right and reported on reality all along then no one would be surprised or shocked and everyone would be moving on today.

Lets hope we all come together and just start being one America again. Just a thought.

Protests to impact store sales this week?

Retail Federation Watching for Donald Trump's Trade Policy
Overtime Pay Rule Roll Back Hoped For

The National Retail Federation is keeping a close eye on how President-elect Donald Trump might alter cross-border trade, tax policy and labor laws.

"The retail supply chain is a thoroughly global supply chain," said David French, senior vice president of government relations at the NRF on Wednesday. "Anything that threatens two-way trade can hurt retail and consumers," Mr. French said.

The industry group, which counts thousands of retailers as members, expects Mr. Trump to favor reducing the regulatory burden on retailers, Mr. French said, "though we don't have a lot of specifics." And it is also hopeful that Mr. Trump's administration will work to roll back tougher labor laws implemented during President Barack Obama's administration, particularly a rule that expands the number of workers who qualify for overtime pay.  

Macy's CEO: Donald Trump's menswear line is still banned from our stores
Macy's stopped selling Trump's line of menswear - which includes suits, ties, and accessories - last year after the president-elect referred to Mexican immigrants as "rapists."

Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren told TheStreet's Brian Sozzi on Thursday that the company is not reversing that decision, despite Trump's election win.

Police, Retail Stores Join Forces Against Theft
Local law enforcement joined forces with representatives from area retail stores Wednesday, looking for solutions to reduce retail theft in the city. The Holiday Safety and Theft Prevention Summit took place at the Green Bay Police Department. Chief Andrew Smith hopes this collaboration will ultimately reduce crime.

"We've invited retail managers and retail loss prevention officers to get together and talk about what we can do as a city and as a group to make sure we have a safe and theft-free holiday season."

Representatives from Festival Foods, Walgreens, Kohl's, and Walmart were on hand for the event with Smith reiterating how important the partnership between law enforcement and local retailers is to ensure a safe and secure shopping experience. The Chief says they want to keep thieves at bay, not only inside stores but outside too.

In recent months the police department has cracked down harder on theft criminals in the city. Thieves don't just get a citation anymore and then sent on their way. Perpetrators will be brought to the station and process; that includes being handcuffed, fingerprinted, and photographed before being let go. Law enforcement officials want criminals to know that they are serious about ending the number one crime problem in the city, retail theft.

Smith says by eliminating retail theft, it would reduce crime by 22 percent in Green Bay. wdez.com

Levi Strauss posts Global Security & Retail Loss Operations Manager position
As a key member of our Global Security & Retail Loss Prevention team, you will be part of a team that delivers world class services in the areas of Unauthorized Trade, Business Continuity Planning, Retail Loss Prevention, Employee and Asset Protection. The Global Security & Retail Loss Operations Manager will be responsible for the strategic planning and execution of projects/programs. You will ensure that projects are completed on schedule and to the scope established and agreed upon with key stakeholders.

We employ more than 17,000 people around the world - supporting great brands, including Levi's®, Dockers® and Denizen®, and operate a retail fleet of nearly 3,000 stores internationally. Our employees are committed to innovation, creativity and collaboration. Put simply, if you're looking for a new opportunity, this is a great place to grow your career. myworkdayjobs.com

Home Depot removes Director of Asset Protection Forensics position they posted May 2nd. - Stay tuned for announcement

Dollar General to building new N.Y. DC & opening c-store format

Plastic Bags Banned in California

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Attend the RLPSA and CAP Index Free Webinar

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What to Expect:
CAP Index uses data-driven approaches to answer meaningful questions for specific industry groups and their member corporations. Earlier this year, CAPAnalytics Group conducted an RLPSA member survey. The survey was intended as a continued effort to monitor incident patterns and security measures used in the restaurant industry. In this webinar, 2013-2015 trends in robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and security measures used will be discussed.

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Worries and uncertainty cloud outlook for digital privacy under President Trump
Some legal experts are worried Trump could abuse the NSA's surveillance powers, but we just don't know. When President-elect Donald Trump officially takes office, he'll inherit a powerful U.S. surveillance apparatus, including the National Security Agency, that's already been accused of trampling over privacy rights.

This has some legal experts worried, but like almost every other aspect of a Trump presidency, there are more questions than clarity over what exactly he plans to do.

Over the course of his presidential campaign, Trump has only offered snapshots on his views about various U.S. privacy matters, but they suggest a pro-government surveillance stance. cso.com

Holiday Season Worries - New Hires & Security Codes
Losing Your Holiday Sales

"From our perspective, the biggest pain in the neck for those doing the hiring is how you onboard these larger numbers of workers," Litton told Retail Dive. "Often this is either a very manual process, where information is shared manually in regards to their credentials. Or we see everybody uses the same login information ... and uses one account, and has way too much access."

Litton notes that in the past, adding temporary workers into a retailer's computerized system could be a cumbersome or expensive process, but said it's now much easier to limit login information to certain staffers for a specific period of time. "You should always know who has access to what, how did they get it and why do they have it," Litton said. "It should be automatic, but in most organizations, it's not."

Employee cyber credentials should be managed by human resources, and as soon as a staffer leaves the organization (even after a matter of weeks), their access must go away with him or her. And in all cases, system access should be limited according to the task and time involved, Litton says.

"The biggest failure in enterprise today is not limiting what accounts have access to the system," he said. "Employees should be limited just to what they need, only when they need it."

Editor's Note: With bringing in such a large number of temporary employees, having the correct and well thought out system policies is critical to preventing a breach or large scale skimming operation targeting your stores.

Just this past week we've seen a professional skimming gang hit Primark's new stores in the Northeast and rest assured it's because they're brand new stores with new employees, thereby creating weaknesses that pro's can take advantage of.

The same thing holds true for a large group of new holiday season employees and the pro's know exactly what we're doing and who the new employees are quite frankly. They're always rather obvious if not self evident.

But the main point here is restricting access to programs, assigning specific possibly time-sensitive passwords, and managing turnover effectively with respect to the logon's and passwords. And while HR is the traditional manager of these functions we'd take it a step further to include it as an audit point for LP/AP, as all the reports show 33% of the consumers won't shop at a store who's had a breach for at least three months. Which means if you have a publicized breach you just lost your entire holiday sales for that store and possibly the entire market.  retaildive.com

The Next Threat To Cybersecurity: Consumer Fatigue
According to a new study by National Institute of Standards and Technology, "security fatigue" is emerging as a widespread threat to effective cybersecurity programs. The report's authors write, "Users are tired of being overwhelmed by the need to be constantly on alert, tired of all the measures they are asked to adopt to keep themselves safe, and tired of trying to understand the ins and outs of online security. All of this leads to security fatigue, which causes a sense of resignation and a loss of control."

These findings have direct implications for businesses that are legally required to protect personal and financial data, including retailers, financial and healthcare businesses, law and other professional services firms.

Cybercrime gambits like phishing, spear phishing, business email compromise and social engineering all rely on innocent but unwary employees being led to do the cybercriminal's dirty work. For this reason, cybersecurity experts recognize that the greatest vulnerability in most organizations comes from their own people.

Furthermore, employee-based exploits can raise unique litigation concerns. A breach where an employee has actively facilitated the cybercriminals' entry into the employer's information technology system may be harder to defend in court than a breach based on purely technical vulnerabilities, A plaintiff will seek to attribute the employee's negligence to his employer, which the law generally allows.  law360.com

Director Technology, Network Security posted for Gap Inc in San Francisco, CA
GapTech Information Security is the global information security function for Gap Inc. inclusive of, and across, all Gap Inc. brands. The Director of Network Security is a member of the Security Engineering and Operations (SecOps) Leadership team within GapTech Information Security, and reports to the Sr. Director of SecOps. In this role, the Director of Network Security leads a team of network security engineers who develop, operate, maintain and govern network security tools, solutions and capabilities that ensure the protection of Gap Inc. information assets. The Director of Network Security is responsible for network security governance and oversight, including compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, Gap Inc. Information Security policies, standards, and network security best practices. gapinc.com

Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

Partnerships Between Shopping Center Leaders and Retailers

Malachy Kavanagh, Sr. VP, Comm. & External Relations, ICSC

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association of the shopping center industry, representing shopping center owners, developers, managers, investors, retailers, brokers, academics, and public officials. In this LPNN interview, Malachy Kavanagh, Sr. VP, Communications and External Relations for ICSC, chats with Joe LaRocca about the organization's long history of working with retailers and specifically loss prevention professionals to address issues such as terrorism and active shooter threats.

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Ed Wolfe from WG Security rejoins Amber Bradley for another LPNN Quick Take. Here, they discuss the challenges of going off the grid and sailing to the Caribbean.

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Internet Sales Tax - Supreme Court Reviewing
States Ask Justices To Nix Test For Taxing Remote Sales

Eleven states urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to overturn its controversial 1992 ruling requiring retailers to have a physical presence in a state for the purpose of collecting sales and use taxes, saying that the ruling is outdated and robs states of billions of dollars in much-needed revenue.

"The physical-presence requirement - adopted two years before the moon landing - is incompatible with a 21st century, internet-based economy. As e-commerce has boomed and brick-and-mortar stores have shuttered, states have found themselves starved of the tax revenue they need to provide even the most basic services," the states said.

The current dispute before the Supreme Court stems from a law that Colorado passed in 2010 to boost the state's tax revenue by requiring remote retailers such as Amazon.com Inc. to report to the Colorado Department of Revenue an annual tally of purchases made by Colorado buyers during the preceding calendar year, as well as to provide notice advising in-state purchasers to pay sales taxes on the items.

The Direct Marketing Association, a New York-based retail trade association, challenged the constitutionality of the law, arguing that the regulations, which don't apply to retailers in Colorado, discriminate against out-of-state sellers.  law360.com

Fraud and privacy problems on the blockchain
The blockchain technology that drives the Bitcoin economy is essentially a decentralized, immutable database of transactions open for anyone to view and validated by a distributed collective of verifiers. The purpose of its design is to ensure that no one can alter any past transaction record.

This all sounds great so far but the technology has a severe weakness that, until comprehensively addressed, will make blockchain applications very costly in terms of fraud, theft, and legal jeopardy.

The fraud weakness lies at the transaction endpoints. By the term 'endpoint' I mean the boundary between physical space, where living, breathing human beings exist, and cyber-space, where the blockchain databases reside. The endpoint is where physical space users interact with the cyber-space blockchain.

In the blockchain scheme, a human being occupying physical space is represented in cyber-space by a public identifier - which helps others find the person's cyber-space representation - and a private key which is used to digitally sign blockchain transactions. In cyber-space, the private key is the digital identity standing in for a real human being in physical space.

This is all good so far but how do physical space human beings interact with blockchain applications and use their private key? They log in to a website with a password or, in more secure applications, they use multi-factor authentication procedures. This mechanism is not sufficient for blockchain transactions because passwords and multi-factor authentication processes by themselves cannot identify a physical space human in cyber-space. A second person can steal passwords or second-factor tokens and then execute a blockchain transaction using the private key assigned to the first person. A first person could voluntarily give passwords and tokens to another person in the course of engaging in criminal activity. csoonline.com

The true cost of 'Black Friday Buyer's Remorse' for e-Commerce retailers

Netflix customers: Watch out for the latest scam

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Feds charge six in Louisville $1.2M ID theft scheme
According to the indictment, the defendants executed multiple fraud schemes over a two-year period beginning in June 2013. The men opened bank accounts in Louisville, Michigan and Florida under company names under the guise of legitimate businesses and car dealerships. They applied for and received loans from banks and then purchased vehicles with no intention of repaying the loans, instead reporting the transactions as a result of identity theft.

In another scheme, the defendants used fraudulent car purchase invoices from their "businesses" to give the impression that cars were being purchased and then instead deposited loan proceeds for their own personal use. The defendants also obtained multiple loans for the same to car to make it look like the vehicle still in their possession had been sold multiple times. courier-journal.com

Warwick, RI: Warwick Mall Pink Store hit for $1,700 in merchandise
Warwick Police have identified the two people caught on video shoplifting more than $1,700 in merchandise from the Warwick Mall Pink Store at 400 Bald Hill road on Sept. 30 and Oct. 5, and would like your help arranging a meeting. The videos, posted to the Warwick Police facebook page, show the crew that recently shoplifted from the Pink store. A tall male wearing an Adidas jump suit and two women, "Who we know are involved because one of them tells the man 'Hurry up and open the darn bag,' the department wrote. warwickpost.com

Bethlehem, PA: Suspect caught at Giant Foods stealing $100 worth of deodorant A Northampton County man is facing shoplifting charges after authorities allege he tried to walk out of a grocery store with more than $100 worth of deodorant. A criminal history check revealed three prior shoplifting convictions along with two active arrest warrants on retail theft charges, according to police. wfmz.com

Aventura, FL: Mall Shoplifter Caught After Running Into Sewer Pipe
An Aventura Mall shoplifter who tried to flee from authorities by running into some sewer drain pipes is facing multiple charges. Sandioman Rodriguez-Perez was arrested Tuesday night on charges including strongarm robbery, retail theft and resisting an officer without violence. Rodriguez-Perez was spotted by a loss prevention officer stuffing a $700 shirt down his pants. The officer confronted Rodriguez-Perez and they got into a struggle, but Rodriguez-Perez was able to break free and flee the store. Rodriguez-Perez dropped the shirt and ran into a drainage pipe as officers and security pursued him. Due to safety concerns Miami-Dade Fire Rescue response teams were called to the scene. Rodriguez-Perez later came out of the drainage pipe and was taken to the hospital for treatment. nbcmiami.com

Tyler, TX: Woman shoplifts chocolate, over $2,000 worth of wine

from Walmart

Police say Jennifer Nicole Jolly, 39, is accused of entering Walmart on November 8 and shoplifting a number of items. According to the police report, the clothing items she is accused of shoplifting are $15 worth of jewelry, a $39.98 peacoat, $6.97 boot cuffs, a $7 vest and socks worth $5.50. The police report also states that Jolley took $2,028 worth of wine, $2.24 worth of Godiva chocolate and $1.98 worth of blackberries. newswest9.com

Millburn, NJ: Walgreens stops a man with 49 items concealed in his pants
On Nov. 7, police were called to Walgreens store on Morris Turnpike on a theft report. Walgreens personnel told police Frank Wiley, 43, of Irvington, concealed 49 items in his pants. The items were valued at valued at $333.56, police said. northjersey.com

UK: Buxton Police 'Operation Cracker' working with Buxton Retailers Against Crime
Buxton officers are set to crack down on shoplifting over the festive season as part of an annual Operation Cracker campaign. Operation Cracker, which launched on Monday, November 7, will see officers carrying out increased patrols around Buxton town centre in the run up to Christmas. buxtonadvertisor.co.uk

Millburn, NJ: Macy's Short Hills busts women with $858 worth of clothing

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Shootings & Death

Mercer County, PA: Walmart shooter says he shot co-worker because he was being bullied

A man accused of shooting a co-worker at a Walmart store told police he was angry because the victim was bullying him. The shooting was reported Thursday night inside the store in Hermitage. The suspect, 22-year-old Zachary McClimans, of Sharon, was arraigned Friday on attempted homicide charges.

According to a criminal complaint, McClimans said the victim threatened and bullied him so much that he wanted to shoot him. "We believe it's not a random shooting. It was -- at least at first it appears -- it was a targeted shooting," Hermitage police Chief Eric Jewell said.

According to the complaint, McClimans said he walked off his job after the victim made a negative comment and threat to him about his transition into a woman. McClimans left the store, went to his grandfather's house, grabbed a gun and drove back to Walmart. Police said he walked inside and shot the co-worker who made the threats. "There was an ongoing dispute between these two individuals," Jewell said. The victim was shot four times just before 11 p.m. Chaos ensued, with people taking cover and scrambling to evacuate the store, police said. wpxi.com

Seattle, WA: Gunfire outside 7-Eleven, Five wounded; Not related to Protests
Five people were shot outside a convenience store in downtown Seattle Wednesday night, and the shooter remained at large, police said. Gunshots were reported shortly before 7 p.m. outside the 7-Eleven store on Third Avenue between Pike and Pine streets, near a major bus stop. Witnesses said some people were arguing when the gunman began to walk away, and then turned around and fired into the crowd. news3lv.com

Morgan Hill, CA: Wal-Mart Asst Manager stabbed by robbery suspects assisting LP; two arrested
Wal-Mart employee was stabbed Tuesday night after confronting two robbery suspects who were later arrested by police. A loss prevention employee reported that a man and woman had been acting suspicious inside the Wal-Mart on Cochrane Road while selecting store merchandise, according to Morgan Hill police. The man and woman tried to leave the store without paying for the merchandise and were stopped by a loss prevention employee and an assistant store manager. The man pulled out a small knife and stabbed the assistant manager on the forearm, causing a non-life threatening injury. mercurynews.com

Blytheville, AR: Local Hardware Owner changes store hours following double homicide

Robberies & Thefts

Las Vegas, NV: Suspects sought in connection with Cell Phone store Burglaries
Detectives from Metro's Retail Apprehension Prevention Partnership Section seek the public's help in identifying and locating a group of suspects believed to be responsible for a series of cellular phone store burglaries in the west Las Vegas Valley. During each event, between one and three black male adults enter the retail store, generally posing as customers, and browse the smart phone selection, according to a Metro news release. While the employees' attention is diverted, the suspect(s) cut the security cables on several phones and run out of the store with them. news3lv.com

Albany, GA: Stores take steps to prevent armed robberies
After a rash of convenience store robberies in Albany, stores are starting to take extra precautions to protect their customers and employees. Typically, stores have signs posted that say "no shoes, no shirt, no service." But now, the Home Run Foods on Dawson Road has a new sign on its front doors. The sign reads, "No hoodies, no face and head covered, no face paint, no clown costumes." It then adds "Sorry for the inconvenience, looking out for the safety of customers and employees." The store was violently robbed less than a month ago by two men covered head to toe in black clothing.

The BP store on Dawson Road now has a doorbell for customers to get in during late night hours. This comes after a clerk was shot in the leg during a robbery in early October. walb.com

Las Vegas, NV: Target Armed Shoplifter Breaks Arm after hit by a car while running from Police
Las Vegas police responded at about 3 p.m. to a call of a burglary inside of a Target near Cheyenne Avenue and Tenaya Way. Police spotted the burglar, who was walking on Cheyenne Ave. The man ran across the road and was hit by a car after arriving officers tried to stop him, police said. He was sent to the trauma unit for a broken arm. reviewjournal.com

Ferndale, MI: Man with 53 suspensions on license arrested for CVS shoplifting, crash

Bloomfield, NJ: CVS Manager Robbed En Route to Make Bank Deposit

Harrison, AR: Suspect says convenience store robberies were to raise wife's bail money

Charlotte, NC: ATF offers $15K reward in Armed Robbery of pawn shop

Redwood, CA: Gang Member Who Tried to Rob Plaza Jewelers Gets 20 Years

Ottawa, CN Police seeking 4 suspects in 2 recent Jewelry store Smash and Grabs

Kay Jewelers in the Eastland Mall, Evansville, IN reported a Distraction Theft on 11/9, item valued at $669

Kay Jewelers in the Marketplace at Four Corners, Aurora, OH reported a Grab & Run on 11/9 , items valued at $8,297

Zales in the Stone Briar Mall, Frisco TX reported a Grab & Run on 11/9, items valued at $18,227


Queens, NY: $250,000 of Designer Counterfeit Goods seized
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Assistant District Attorney Anna K. Diao stand amid fake designer goods worth in excess of $250,000, that were allegedly confiscated following the arrest of two as-yet unnamed individuals. During a search of the premises of a Ridgewood storage facility, dozens of boxes and bags containing alleged fake Louis Vuitton, Coach, Gucci, Michael Kors, Chanel, Burberry and other designer handbags and accessories were confiscated. qgazette.com

Credit Card Fraud

UK: New South Wales: Operation 'Northern Outfield' Police raids target Hells Angels bikers in ID fraud ring; 16 Arrested
An alleged Gold Coast Hells Angels associate on drug trafficking charges is one of 16 people arrested in a major operation targeting credit card fraud and ID theft. Bikie-busting police officers from Taskforce Maxima raided about a dozen properties across the Gold Coast and NSW as part of the operation yesterday, the Bulletin can reveal. Taskforce Maxima have arrested 16 people on 232 offences and seized drugs and stolen property. goldcoastbulletin.com.au

Lowell, MA: Two charged in card-skim scheme; seized 120 cards and $15,000 in cash
Two men from Italy and Romania are being on high bail on charges they operated an elaborate credit-card skimming scheme in several Middlesex County towns in the Route 128 corridor. Antonio Testone, 30, of Italy, and Bogdan Ionut Bujor, 28, of Romania, were both arraigned in late October, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan. Authorities found more than 120 fraudulent cards and more than $15,000 in cash. lowellsun.com

Toledo, OH: Police seek to ID man in Credit Card fraud

A Plus - Chesterfield County, VA - Robbery
Advance Auto - Chesterfield County, VA - Armed Robbery
Batch - San Luis Obispo, CA - Armed Robbery
BDS Country store - Pike County, MS - Burglary
Brennan's Grocery - Poughkeepsie, NY - Burglary
C-Store- Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery/ Suspect killed
Circle K - Onslow County, NC - Armed Robbery
CVS - Bloomfield, NJ - Robbery
CVS - Laredo, TX - Theft/ Robbery - Assault
CVS - Vinton, VA - Armed Robbery
CVS - Greensburg, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Jonesboro, AR - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Georgetown, SC - Robbery
Dixie Lee Chicken - Watertown, NY - Robbery
El Amigo Carniceria - Mount Prospect, IL - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Elyria, OH - Burglary
Family Dollar - Gary, IN - Armed Robbery
Foot Locker - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery
Honey Bear - Richland, PA - Armed Robbery
Hungry Market - Bakersfield, CA - Burglary
J Mart - Madison, AL - Armed Robbery
Nick's - Ogdenburg, NY - Robbery
Sprint - Las Vegas, NV - Burglary
Sweet Peas - German Township, PA - Armed Robbery
Sunny's - San Marcos, TX - Shooting/ 1 wounded
US Cellular - Rock Falls, IL - Armed Robbery
Vaughn's Home Furnishings - Rockford, IL - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Morgan Hill, CA - Armed Robbery/ Mgr stabbed
7-Eleven - Chesterfield County, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Seattle, WA - Shooting/ 5 injured


Daily Totals:
23 robberies
5 burglaries
2 shootings
1 killed

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