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Workers in food service, retail at higher risk of sexual harassment, research says
According to an analysis of 10 years of data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which tracks and investigates sexual harassment claims, workers in food services and retail filed more than three times as many claims as employees in the higher-paying fields of finance and insurance. (Women made the majority of all claims.)

The EEOC reports, collected between 2005 and 2015, found that about a quarter of sexual harassment complaints came from the service sector, which is dominated by low-wage, mostly female workers.

Frye's analysis also found that nearly three quarters of those filing sexual harassment complaints also reported retaliation, suggesting victims are at high risk of encountering further professional punishment if they come forward.

"Sometimes low-wage workers are treated as dispensable, and that puts people in a situation where they feel no one believes them," said Jocelyn Frye of the Center for American Progress, "or if they complain about something, they might be fired instead of be treated like they have a legitimate complaint."

From 2005 to 2015, the EEOC received about 85,000 sexual harassment complaints. Nearly half stated the worker's industry. Of the field-specific charges filed over that decade, 14.23 percent came from the accommodation and food service industry, 13.44 percent came from retail trade and 11.72 percent came from manufacturing - a field where roughly eight in ten workers are men.

Still, the EEOC data doesn't provide a comprehensive look at sexual harassment in the United States. The agency estimates that only 6 to 13 percent of victims ever lodge a formal complaint. chicagotribune.com

How Safety Can Impact A Restaurant
Chipotle's Safety Failures Drives Co-Founder & CEO To Step Down

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc co-founder Steve Ells said on Wednesday he would step down as chief executive, succumbing to pressure from investors after failing to turn around the burrito chain from a string of food safety lapses.

The company said it was searching for a "new leader with demonstrated turnaround expertise" to replace Ells, who will stay on as executive chairman.

Chipotle's shares, which have more than halved in value since the first reports of a major e-coli outbreak linked to its restaurants in October 2015, rose 4.7 percent to $299.38 in premarket trading on Wednesday.

Years of double-digit sales growth stalled, however, after the e-coli outbreak, which spread across several states, affecting more than 50 people. The company was also subsequently hit by cases of salmonella poisoning and norovirus stomach bugs, which made it the subject of chat show hosts' jokes and kept diners away. reuters.com

The Plot Thickens in Pilot Flying J Rebate Fraud Scandal
'Jimmy, we've been caught,' former sales exec tells his CEO

Federal agents and a prosecutor showed up on a Pilot Flying J sales executive's doorstep on Tax Day 2013 and asked the man to make a phone call to the chief executive officer of his company, the former employee said in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

"I was asked to make a phone call and I did - (to) Jimmy Haslam," former sales executive Brian Mosher said. Agents and Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lewen recorded the call.

"I said, 'Jimmy, we've been caught,'" Mosher testified. "He said, 'I understand there are some folks at your house.'"

On the same day agents with the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigation Division launched a raid of the truck stop giant's Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters, but it was not clear from Mosher's testimony whether the raid had begun when he was asked to call Haslam. Mosher was unaware of the Knoxville raid when agents arrived at his Iowa home, where he worked.

Lawyer Rusty Hardin asked Mosher what Haslam said when told, "We've been caught." He is representing Pilot Flying J's former president, Mark Hazelwood, on fraud conspiracy charges linked to a scheme to rip off small trucking companies of promised discounts.

"He didn't ask, 'Caught doing what?' " Hardin asked.

Mosher responded: "No. He immediately transferred me to Pilot legal (counsel)."

Today is National Package Protection Day
'Porch Pirates' More Likely To Steal Packages in Rural Areas

The Wednesday after Thanksgiving is National Package Protection Day, dedicated to keeping all of your online orders and gifts safe after they are delivered to your door.

National Package Protection Day encourages homeowners to stay alert and protect their homes against package theft, which becomes more prevalent during the holidays. Those who have been caught stealing packages off other peoples porches become known as Porch Pirates.

USPS and UPS are expecting to deliver a combined 1.6 billion packages between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. The vast majority will be delivered successfully but thieves see if this time of year as an opportunity.

According to Nextdoor.com, 43 percent of neighbors report having at least one package stolen. More than 40 percent of neighbors had multiple packages stolen, 61 percent of neighbors say they did not order an item because they were afraid it would be stolen and 79 percent neighbors reported they would ask another neighbor for help looking out for delivery if they had an easy way to do so.

Package theft is more common especially if you live in a rural area, according to an October study conducted by Blink, a video security company. "If a package is sitting there by itself in a rural area, there's not as many people around to see it."

States with the highest rates of package theft, compared with the national average, are:

1. North Dakota (26 times more likely to have a package stolen)
2. Vermont (16.5 times more likely)
3. Alaska (8 times more likely)
4. New Mexico (6 times more likely)   wsfa.com cnbc.com

Dick's Workers Knock Bid To Pause Their Bag Security Check Suit
Dick's Sporting Goods workers urged a California federal court Monday not to stay their class action alleging they are owed pay for time spent in security checks, drawing distinctions between their case and two other wage suits before the state's highest court.

The sporting goods chain has asked the Eastern District of California to stay the workers' suit while the California Supreme Court hears Frlekin v. Apple and Troester v. Starbucks Corp. The Frlekin case raises questions about pay for mandatory bag searches, and the Troester case addresses whether federal de minimis doctrine applies to state law. law360.com

Florida: House Bill 2643: Request for $750K for Shoplifting Diversion Pilot Program
For fiscal year 2018-2019 the nonrecurring sum 13 of $750,000 from the General Revenue Fund is appropriated to the State Court System to fund the Shoplifting Diversion Pilot Program as described in Appropriations Project Request 1035. Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018. flsenate.gov

Supreme Court appears set to limit protections for company whistleblowers
Supreme Court justices on Tuesday sounded ready to bar whistleblowers from suing companies for illegal retaliation under a 2010 law if they've only reported wrongdoing internally, and not to the Securities and Exchange Commission. If so, their ruling, due early next year, could strike down part of an SEC rule that interpreted the law as more broadly protecting whistleblowers, including those who disclosed fraud only to other company officials. latimes.com

'Supreme Court Must Understand: Cell Phones Aren't Optional'
Cell Phone Privacy Case Started with Radio Shack, T-Mobile Robberies

Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Carpenter v. United States, a major Fourth Amendment case that questions whether the police can access your phone's location data without a warrant. The government argues that it should always be entitled to that information, no questions asked, because the 95 percent of American adults who own cell phones choose to give up that information "voluntarily." Because cell phones transmit that data automatically, however, cell phone users have no choice in revealing their location. Therefore, the only action that could be "voluntary" is owning or using a cell phone.

The problem is that cell phones are no longer meaningfully voluntary in modern society. They have become central to society's basic functions, such as employment, public safety, and government services. The cell phone is a revolutionary technology, but its real value comes not from its technical capabilities, but from its near-universal adoption.

Fittingly, the Carpenter case began with a series of armed robberies of smartphones at Radio Shack and T-Mobile locations in Michigan and Ohio in 2010 and 2011. A man named Timothy Carpenter and his half-brother, Timothy Sanders, were convicted of nine armed robberies tied to those smartphone thefts, according to an appeals court opinion in the case. At trial, part of the government's evidence consisted of records showing that each Timothy had used his cellphone within the vicinity of several of the robberies when they occurred. wired.com yahoo.com

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Retail and Hospitality Breaches Declined Over Past 2 Years
Web apps are largest retail target

Publicly disclosed breaches in the retail and hospitality industries have fallen to less than five occurrences per month, down from double-digit figures over the last two years, a new report released today reveals.

This drop is attributed in part to merchants, hotels, and restaurant chains retooling their point-of-sale (POS) systems to accept EMV or chip payment cards, says Stephen Boyer, CTO and co-founder of BitSight Technologies, which authored the report.

"EMV adoption has really accelerated since the Target breach and that could partly be the reason why the total number of breaches is trending down," Boyer says. "You hear a lot about breaches all the time, so I was not expecting the total trend to be going down."

During the January 2015 to January 2017 period analyzed in BitSight's report, the total combined number of publicly disclosed breaches in the retail and hospitality industries reached 320. But over the span of two years, it fell from 186 breaches in 2015, to 131 in 2016, with just three reported breaches in January.

Web apps, meanwhile, were the largest targets of attack in the retail industry, accounting for nearly 30% of the 139 breaches encountered during that period. During the first half of 2016, the retail industry had a slight spike in publicly disclosed Web app attacks, but no POS attacks, according to BitSight data. darkreading.com

Holiday Season Breaches Not as Prevalent as You Might Think
Major retail breaches have long-lasting and far-reaching effects with settlements dragging into the years and occasionally costing companies up to billions of dollars. While the holiday season has a reputation for being breach high tide, it's actually less event-filled than other times of the year.

In an analysis, BitSight categorized incidents from month-to-month within the retail and hospitality industries between 2015 and 2016. It found that events waned in November and December in each year.

"It is possible that controls and security practices are stepped up as the holidays approach, or that companies are simply too busy during this season to report breaches as they occur (this might also explain spikes early in the year)." infosecurity-magazine.com

New Cybersecurity Report Reveals that Accidental Insider Threats Put Organizations at Real Risk
Findings Part of Comprehensive NTT Security Q3 Global Threat Intelligence Report

One section of the report of particular significance entitled "The Face of the Insider Threat" reveals that approximately 25% of insider threats are hostile with the remaining 75% due to accidental or negligent activity. Insider threats can put an organization at risk without even knowing it. In fact, the GTIC indicates that 30% of all insider threats put an organization at risk without being aware of the vulnerability.

"The GTIC Quarterly Threat Intelligence Report documents that in instances when organizations do not have a proactive cybersecurity plan in place, the consequences can be devastating. In fact, NTT Security has seen damages due to insider breaches reach more than $30 million USD. Even in organizations that have well-defined incident response plans, they often don't provide adequate remediation provisions for insider breaches, leaving the organization less prepared to react quickly." nttsecurity.com

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Giant Tiger loss prevention employee suspended amid racial profiling allegations
REGINA - Giant Tiger says an employee has been suspended after a video circulated on social media showing a man being followed around one of the store's Regina locations. The video, which was posted to Facebook on Friday, has been viewed more than 225,000 times and has left commenters accusing the employee of racial profiling.

In it, a man is seen walking around the store gathering groceries and pointing out an employee who he says follows him every time he goes there. At one point in the four-minute video, the man tells the employee, "there's more brown people here, you should follow them too."

In a press release issued on Saturday, Giant Tiger said that the incident in the video "is a direct contradiction of our brand values as well as our policies and should never have occurred." kelownadailycourier.ca

Look for 'tells,' not skin colour, former loss prevention employee advises after Giant Tiger incident
A former loss prevention employee who worked at several stores in Saskatoon says that racial profiling is alive and well in the industry, but employees should be trained not to stereotype and to recognize that anyone can be a thief.

Craig Silliphant used to work in loss prevention and says he was trained to look for "tells" rather than judging someone based on their skin colour. He said some key signs to watch for may be somebody wearing dark glasses or hovering around a department.

"Doesn't matter. Anybody - any skin colour, any age, any type, any demographic, suit-wearing, not suit-wearing - any person can easily be a thief."

Silliphant said that although he was taught not to racially profile, he did see others in the industry who did. cbc.ca

Ending NAFTA could cost billions for retailers in Canada
If tariffs on U.S.-originating retail goods imported into Canada rise by 1%, retailers' costs would increase by $1 billion.

"Retailers in Canada import over CAD$100 billion of goods from the United States each year," said Karl Littler, VP public affairs for the Retail Council of Canada. " We are heavily engaged on the NAFTA file because it could have a very significant impact on retailers in this country-domestic and multinationals, large and small ." chainstoreage.com

Online crime spikes in Winnipeg and Manitoba: Statistics Canada
160% increase in cybercrime from 2015 to 2016

Reports of online crime are up in Winnipeg and Manitoba according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada. Data released Tuesday show a 160 per cent increase in cybercrime reports from 2015 to 2016, with the number of cases increasing from 123 to 321 in Winnipeg. That increase is dramatically higher than the national average of about 34 per cent. cbc.ca

Grocers hitting the refresh button
"Recent layoffs in all grocers in Canada are not as much about job losses as they are about redefining business models."

Metro has let 250 people go in recent weeks. Loblaw also announced 500 layoffs earlier in the month. It was Sobeys' turn recently when it announced it was reducing the number of employees by 800, which is about two per cent of Empire Co.'s workforce, Sobeys' parent company. Some may believe layoffs at Sobeys are really about the failed Safeway deal, but there is more to the story.

Regrettably, we should expect more layoffs. Many of those positions will be repurposed, however, and will not be reported about in the media. The food industry is preparing itself for a tsunami sparked by the evolution of data sciences in the sector.

The Whole Foods acquisition by Amazon this summer has only enticed grocers to move more quickly. Grocers are not in panic mode, but they know what is out there is too big to ignore. thechronicleherald.ca

The Rise and Fall of Target Stores Play in Ontario
Play about 'corporate mess Target made' set in closed, empty Hamilton Target store

When Target first announced it will be closing all stores across Canada in 2015, Robert Motum felt there needed to be more focus on how employees would be affected. After speaking with staff and lawyers, he was on a mission to learn what happened. Over the next two years, he interviewed about 60 people to produce a two-act play titled "A Community Target."

Motum learned there were issues with how Target rolled out in Quebec dealing with French languages in their software. Then there were big costs to buy the Zellers locations.

The story will start with events that led to the closure announcement, then jump forward in time to study shifting retail climate in Canada in present day. While the play will mention Sears, it won't spent much time on it. cbc.ca

Study Ranks Canada's Top Retail Streets
The report, called Main Streets Across the World 2017, tracks 451 of the top retail streets around the globe, ranking the most expensive in each country by their prime rental value. Cities in Canada to rank in the study include Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Edmonton and Calgary. 

Toronto's Bloor Street West, aka 'The Mink Mile', came out on top again this year with a prime rental value of $300 per square foot. Vancouver's Robson Street ranked second in the study, with rents asking $183 per square foot. Montreal's Sainte-Catherine Street West came in at a close third, with rents of $175 per square foot. Toronto's Queen Street West ranked fourth in the study with retail rents at $110 per square foot. Edmonton's Whyte Avenue, which technically is 82 Avenue NW, ranked fifth with rents of $48 per square foot. Sussex Drive and Wellington Street in Ottawa ranked sixth with rents of $45 per square foot. Calgary's 17 Avenue SW. ranked seventh with rents of $43 per square foot per year. retailinsider.com

Loblaw on the Defensive as the Amazon Bogeyman Lurks
Rolling Out Home Delivery Nationwide in 2018

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Saskatoon, SK: Loss prevention officer assaulted by store shoplifters
Two people were in the business just after 7 p.m. CT when the LPO attempted to arrest them for shoplifting. He was assaulted by the man and woman who then fled before police arrived. Saskatoon police arrested the suspects two hours later in a parked vehicle. Officers said they seized items stolen from the store, two grams of meth and stolen identification documents. globalnews.ca

Regina, SK: Three sentenced for possession of $80,000 in stolen phones, electronics
A car crash near Wawa, Ontario turned up a link to a Regina robbery when police discovered suitcases filled with $80,000 worth of phones and electronics.

The Crown determined its evidence against the three men would not support the robbery charges, and instead accepted guilty pleas from each to a single count of possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Police said during the course of the incident, a 32-year-old employee was taken to the back of the store and secured there while the robbers gathered what was described as "a substantial amount of electronic merchandise." leaderpost.com

Nanaimo, BC: Thieves smash through wall to steal $50,000 in rare guitars

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Stettler, AB: Police search for four people accused of shoplifting $2,000 from antique store

Saskatoon, SK: $10K in jewelry, $1,000 in postage stamps, 40 gift cards & skimming device seized on train

North Sydney, NS: Pair arrested in theft of more than $5,000 in sunglasses

Maple Bay, BC: Counterfeit operation busted - Police find printers, fake money

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Amazon's Gets 238 Bids for HQ2
Laughing All the Way to the Bank

The company says HQ2 will bring 50,000 jobs, and recently launched an open call for city proposals that explain why the e-commerce giant should invest $5 billion in building a campus there.

In addition to offering huge swaths of land, financial incentives have become key parts of bids from many cities, states, and developers. A few incentive packages offer tax breaks that total in the billions.

Here are nine places that are offering Amazon incentive packages, in ascending order of monetary value.

● Memphis, Tennessee - $60 million
● California - $300 million to $1 billion
California's governor's office will offer $300 million to Amazon in tax breaks if it picks a city in the state
● Chula Vista, California - $400 million
● Worcester, Massachusetts - $500 million
● Chicago, Illinois - At least $1.7 billion
● Maryland - tax incentives "in the billions of dollars"
● Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - $2 billion to $3 billion
● Irvine, California - $5 billion
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Fraud Attacks Decrease Slightly in 2017 but Remain Relatively High: Report
A steady rise in e-commerce transactions globally, the ongoing implementation of EMV in the U.S. and a Dark Web awash in stolen personal and payment information from a procession of data breaches combined to make 2015 and 2016 hectic for those whose job it is to detect and prevent online fraud. According to one antifraud technology provider, however, the spikes of the last two years have attenuated and 2017 provided a breather.

In its most recent Fraud Attack Index, Israel-based antifraud company Forter said the domestic fraud attack rate in the U.S. actually decreased by 4 percent in 2017. The company, which aggregated attack data across its network of customers, said the average attack rate in the U.S. through the first 10 months of 2017 fell slightly to 2.32 percent. Internationally, however, the attack rate was higher at 5.07 percent. cardnotpresent.com

EU Tightens Online, Offline Shopping Security Standards
According to a Monday (Nov. 27) report by Reuters, the rules will update the European Union's payment services law, requiring two security features for online merchants instead of a single password or just credit card details when making a purchase in person. Merchants must be able to accept a password, PIN code, card, mobile phone, iris scan or fingerprint scan. The exemptions for contactless payments of more than 50 euros will remain in place. pymnts.com

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Memphis, TN: $70,000 seized in alleged Food Stamp Fraud
The U.S. Government is trying to recoup tens of thousands of tax payer dollars they say was stolen by a Memphis business owner. The feds allege Guy Randall Stockard was part of a food stamp fraud scheme. The feds seized nearly $70,000 from a local bank lock box they say was involved in Stockard's alleged food stamp fraud. The feds claim it was funneled through a meat market. Court records allege Stockard used his meat market for 'EBT trafficking' for selling prohibited items and buying and selling EBT cards for cash. Back in April, the feds raided the Southern Meat Market. fox13memphis.com

New Orleans, LA: Man uses barricade to break into store, takes $9K worth of clothes
Surveillance footage shows the unidentified man who is suspected in a Thursday evening (Nov. 23, 2017) burglary in the 700 block of Union Street in the Central Business District. He then snagged various items of Supreme-brand clothing, placed the items into a shopping cart and fled. nola.com

Detroit, MI: U.S. Postal worker and Husband steal package from Jeweler;
$8,000 watch recovered at Pawn Shop

A U.S. postal worker and her husband are accused of intercepting thousands of dollars in jewelry and then selling it at a Metro Detroit pawn shop. Kewein Skinner and his wife, Shantaina, were arrested for intercepting a Patek Phillippe watch worth $8,000. According to a federal complaint, Shantaina works as a supervisor at the US Post Office and knew an Express Mail parcel contained the very rare watch. After stealing it, authorities said she gave it to her husband who then tried to pawn it at the Motor City Pawn Brokers in Roseville. fox2detroit.com

Update: New Hanover County, NC: Habitual felon sentenced to 5 years in prison for Walmart larceny
According to the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office, Donald Ray Solis, of Coats, pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing a weed eater and a computer from the Walmart, then pawning the property a couple of hours later. Solis, a habitual felon, was sentenced to 58 to 82 months in prison. He previously failed to appear in court for charges related to the incident and was arrested in Harnett County where he faces additional larceny charges. Solis' prior convictions include breaking and entering, forgery and utterings, felony larcenies, identity theft, and obtaining property by false pretenses. wect.com

Gresham, OR: Man linked to 79 thefts from Safeway; accused of stealing $6K between 2016-2017
Organized retail theft investigators have arrested a 44-year-old man who is accused of committing nearly 80 separate thefts from Safeway grocery stores in the metro area. Robert Christopher Bagby is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday afternoon. Gresham Police arrested him on Tuesday and charged him with five counts of aggravated first-degree theft. Jail records show that Bagby has been convicted of 7 felonies and 12 misdemeanors. Many of the cases are for theft. Court records show he pleaded guilty earlier this year after being caught stealing from Walmart. Rasmussen said Bagby served jail time for stealing in 2012. koin.com

New Hartford, CT: Police release photo of Macy's Mixer thief; stole two mixers worth $1,259

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Shootings & Deaths

Middletown, NY: Suspect In Orange County Mall Shooting In Custody
A man suspected of carrying a gun that went off Sunday afternoon at a mall in Orange County is now in police custody. Monticello police say the suspect turned himself in overnight. The department then turned him over to Wallkill police. Investigators say a bullet ricocheted when a gun was discharged into the floor in front of an American Eagle store at the Galleria at Crystal Run mall in Middletown on Sunday. Investigators say a 49-year-old Goshen woman and her 12-year-old son were hit in the legs. Police said it was unclear if the shooting was intentional or an accident. cbslocal.com

Update: Cleveland, OH: 2 teens arrested in shooting death of a 12 year old boy, 5 others still in critical condition
Both have been charged with aggravated murder and attempted murder. Abdel Bashiti, 12 of Parma, who was nearby inside his family's beauty supply store, had stepped outside with his father and was shot and killed. morningjournal.com

Robberies & Thefts

Folsom, CA: Police release photo of suspected Black Friday robbers
The Folsom Police Department released images of two teens suspected of robbing a woman at gunpoint as she waited for Black Friday sales to begin at a local mall. The woman was standing in line inside the Palladio at Broadstone shopping center when she was approached by two males in their late teens around 5:35 a.m., she told police. One of the suspects allegedly pointed what appeared to be a handgun at her, then stole personal items and fled alongside his accomplice. sacbee.com

Nashville, TN: 2 Charged In Robbery Attempt At Kroger
Two people are in custody after an armed robbery attempt at a Nashville grocery store overnight. The incident happened at Kroger on Franklin Pike around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Metro Nashville Police officers said two homeless men, who were previously banned from the store, came inside and filled up a shopping cart.

When they were confronted by an employee, one of the suspects allegedly pulled out a gun and threatened to rob the victim. Police said when they arrived on the scene, they saw one of the suspects get rid of the gun inside the store. The suspects were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, public intoxication, and possession of a weapon while intoxicated. newschannel5.com

Merrillville, IN: Aldi Robbery follows pattern of 5 others in Wisconsin:
FBI Investigating

A man hid in a cooler before emerging after an Aldi closed Friday night, holding the employees at gunpoint and robbing the store of thousands of dollars. After the last customer left, a man exited one of the coolers inside the store, displayed a handgun and forced all of the employees to the back of the store, he said. The man robbed the store of more than $7,600 and fled. nwitimes.com

DeKalb County, GA: Robbers use Old-Men Costumes to steal thousands in Rolex Watches from Brookhaven jeweler
Two robbers dressed as old men limped their way into a Brookhaven jewelry store Tuesday and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in Rolex watches, police said. The men wore professional-grade masks when they were buzzed into the Dresden Drive store. Two jewelry stores in DeKalb County were robbed in the past week. ajc.com

Wilmette, IL: Carson's Loss Prevention Agent Pepper Sprayed as Shoplifters attempt to flee

Galesburg, IL: Consignment Store Employee charged with $10,000 cash theft

Lynnwood, WA: Jewelry store 'Smash and Grab' robbery at Alderwood Mall

Smyrna, TN: Juvenile arrested after Gun store's second burglary

Sacramento, CA: North Natomas Shopping Center Targeted in Multiple Robberies

Palm Beach, FL: Police arrest man in 5 Worth Avenue break-ins

Washington, DC: Six people, stores robbed in Northeast and Northwest Washington

Orange County, CA: Man Accused of Stealing Ferrari With Keys Inside Caught After Asking for Gas Money at Mobil Station

South Africa: 20 Armed Robbers raid shopping centre‚ blow up safe and shoot at police

Sentencings, Pleas, & Arrests

Nashville, TN: Rhea Co. man indicted in Nashville gas station murder case

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Tucson, AZ: Grand Jury Indicts 5 in a Credit Card Fraud Ring
The state Attorney General's Office announced Tuesday that 5 individuals were indicted on 57 counts including illegally conducting an enterprise, conspiracy, fraudulent schemes and artifices, forgery and identity theft. All five are accused of using fake credit cards encoded with stolen credit card numbers from 27 victims around the country. Authorities say the defendants used the fake credit cards to make purchases at Walmart stores in the Tucson and Phoenix metro areas. One suspect is accused of possessing the tools used to make the fake credit cards for the ring. kvoa.com


Aldi - Merrillville, IN - Armed Robbery
Ben Bridge Jewelry - Lynnwood, WA - Robbery
Boost Mobile - Santa Rosa, CA - Robbery
C-Store - Pegram, TN - Burglary
C-Store - Forest, MS - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Visalia, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Claremont, NH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Oklahoma City, OK - Burglary
C-Store - Nacogdoches, TX - Armed Robbery
Cell Phone Store - Los Angeles, CA - Robbery
Family Dollar - Little Rock, AR - Armed Robbery
Jewelry Store - DeKalb County, GA - Armed Robbery
Jewelry Store - Rogers, AR - Robbery
Jewelry Store- Nederland, CO - Robbery
Kroger - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store- Citrus Heights, CA - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Toler, KY - Armed Robbery
Starbucks - Charlotte, NC - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Annapolis, MD - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Brandon, MS - Burglary
Walgreens - Collinsville, IL - Robbery
7-Eleven - Hampton, VA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Braintree, MA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
21 robberies
3 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings



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