was named National Manager of Distribution
Services and Supply Chain Loss Prevention for TJX Canada/Winners
Merchants International LP. Paul was
previously the Sr. Regional Loss Prevention and Safety Manager for
PetSmart in Canada. He has also held other loss prevention leader
positions such as Regional Assets Protection Team Leader and Senior
Group Manager Assets Protection for Target Canada, Divisional Manager of
Asset Protection Supply Chain, Merchandising & Environmental
Stewardship, RLPM, DLPM and LPM for Home Depot Canada, Regional Loss
Prevention Manager for Walmart, Corporate Investigator Internal and
Fraud Investigations for Eatons and Investigator for Sears Canada.
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How Often Do Mass Shootings Occur? On Average, Every Day, Records Show
That is how often, on average, shootings that left four or more people wounded
or dead occurred in the United States this year, according to compilations of
episodes derived from news reports. A total of 462 people have died and 1,314
have been wounded in such attacks this year, many of which occurred on streets
or in public settings, the databases indicate.
It is impossible to know whether the number of such shootings has risen in
recent years because the databases go back only a couple of years. More data is
available for mass shootings calculated by a different standard, one used by
congressional researchers and other experts who study mass killings: four or
more dead. But experts fiercely debate whether mass shootings by that more
deadly standard have remained level or ticked up slightly in recent years.
Two databases that track mass shootings that leave four or more dead or wounded
- shootingtracker.com and gunviolencearchive.org - depend on news accounts and
are not official. Nonetheless, they give an indication of the widespread nature
of such episodes. Since January, there have been at least 354 such cases in
about 220 cities in 47 states, according to shootingtracker.com.
The Shoplifting ROI of Facial Recognition - the Marketing Value - the Future -
Straight from the CEO of FaceFirst
In an interview with Find Biometrics Joe Rosenkantz, CEO, FaceFirst answered the
question: Can you describe how that ROI is achieved? FaceFirst: Yes. So,
generally for x number of shoplifters entered into a FaceFirst system, a large
percentage of them show up back at the brand who entered them into the system,
typically within 30 days. We have statistics that show that a high number of
those people continue to come back into that store indefinitely and each time
that they come back into the store that is armed with a FaceFirst system, they
end up being approached after a few seconds by somebody, and subsequently asked
to leave. So we are actually preventing the next crime.
FB: On the retail side, there seems to be another growing segment: marketing
apps using facial recognition in order to deliver messages to potential
customers. Is your company involved in this area? FaceFirst: We are seeing
growing interest on the marketing side. Our latest software release now includes
demographic analysis and people counting so we can now offer value on the
marketing side of the business. Our customers can understand trends in the
demographic makeup of people that are entering the stores. For instance: after
placing an ad for a certain product, you may have increase in female traffic
that comes in and turns to the right subsequent to running a particular ad
campaign. That kind of information is definitely valuable although we have yet
to see mass adoption on the marketing side.
FB: When you look down the road, how will facial recognition be used in five
years' time? FaceFirst: Well, I'm going to start with where it is being used
today. Today it is being used in loss prevention, in asset protection, theft
prevention and demographic analysis. It is also being used for access control
and general watch list identification. What we see evolving now are analytics of
people and traffic, demographics, and post event forensic analysis. Geofencing
is also going to be very common in the future. The ability to understand where
somebody is and alerting on their location is important. Whether it is alerting
that somebody has stepped out of bounds of a secure facility or alerting that
somebody has stepped into a particular area where we can market to them because
they have arrived at a mall for instance. We believe that is a future growth
Macy's Imprisons Minority Customers and Extorts Them for Bogus Fines: Suit
The class-action lawsuit estimates that thousands of customers have been
targeted using a similar "money collection scheme" that lawyers say preys upon
black, Hispanic and other minority customers using a "shopkeeper's privilege"
rule in New York's General Business Law that allows retailers to detain
customers they believe tried to shoplift and ask them to pay a civil penalty
without proving them guilty.
The Palmer, Reifler and Associates website touts its background as a "leading
civil recovery law firm in the loss prevention/asset protection industry" and
adds that it helps large retailers craft a plan to crack down on would-be
shoplifters. Orellana is not the first accused shoplifter to take on a major
retailer's use of the "shopkeeper's privilege" law.
December is National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month
And for millions of consumers, this time of year serves as a bitter reminder of
the massive data breaches that swept the American retail space in recent memory,
especially during the holidays.
Since then, Corporate America and the government alike have taken more
aggressive measures to improve our cybersecurity. But the fight remains far from
over. A total of 690 breaches with access to more than 176 million records have
taken place thus far in 2015, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center's
Data Breach Report.
Among this year's biggest hacks involved Anthem, CVS and the U.S. Office of
Personnel Management, proving that even the federal government - with presumably
some of the most sophisticated security systems in place - isn't completely
immune to hackers and thieves.
To identify the states in which residents are most likely to be exposed to such
crimes, WalletHub's analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia
across nine key metrics, ranging from the total number of identity theft
complaints per 100,000 residents to total cybercrime-related dollar losses per
capita. Our findings, a detailed methodology and additional expert commentary
can be found below.
Most Identity Theft Complaints per
Fraud Complaints per Capita
T-1. District of Columbia
2. District of Columbia
5. New York
GNC Facing Another Class Action Over 'Spiked' Supplements
GNC has been hit with another putative class action accusing it of misleading
consumers by selling dietary supplements "spiked" with two illegal and
potentially dangerous ingredients, according to a complaint filed in
Pennsylvania federal court Tuesday.
Will Kroger speed up acquisitions?
With half a dozen deals in two years, Kroger is on an acquisition spree.
Its latest proposed acquisition is Milwaukee-based Roundy's, which will add 150
stores in Wisconsin and Chicago for $800 million. Analysts say Kroger's
latest deal could also signal a new willingness to acquire troubled rivals that
it has avoided for years." If they get them into new territory at the right
price, Kroger would be willing to do more deals," said Morningstar analyst Ken
Director - Store Loss Prevention with Michaels in Irving, TX., posted
Under the direction of the Sr. Director Loss Prevention and Safety, develop,
implement and maintain programs to control inventory shrink, workers
compensation and general liability cost in the stores organizations. Work
closely with the Head of Stores, District Managers and management teams in all
divisions to achieve the agreed goals and objectives. Extensive travel to ensure
direct reports are providing the direction and support needed to achieve goals.
Manager - Global Security Operations position posted for Abercrombie & Fitch in
New Albany, OH
Reporting to the Director, Asset Protection. The Manager of Global Security
Operations Center (GSOC) is a key business partner to many areas of the
enterprise including human resources, asset protection, risk management, travel,
supply chain, store maintenance and store operations. This individual is
responsible for all global security operations team development, service,
operations and strategy. This person will ensure that the global security
operations team is a leader in supporting the Abercrombie & Fitch enterprise and
will successfully support the needs of key business partners. This person will
play a key role in reinforcing Abercrombie & Fitch's awareness of and resilience
to global threats. This person will successfully leverage technology and
intelligence products to increase the team's capabilities. This person will
build a strong team, developing current and future team leaders.
The Busiest Retailers on Black Friday
November Same Store
L Brands up 7%
Fred's up 1.7% with sales up 8%
Cato up 1%
Rite Aid up 0.9%, front-end up 1.2%, pharmacy up 0.7%
Stein Mart down 4.8%
The Buckle down 7.9% with net sales down 6.8%
Quarterly Same Store
American Eagle Outfitters Q3 comp's up 9% with net revenue up 8%
Express, Inc. Q3 comp's up 6% with sales up 10%
Kroger Q3 comp's without fuel up 5.4% with total sales up 5.5% excluding fuel
New York & Company Q3 comp's up 4.9% with net sales 4.5%
Tilly's Q3 comp's up 3.9% with net sales up 7.9%
Dollar General Q3 comp's up 2.3% with net sales up 7.3%
Sears Canada Q3 comp's up 0.4% with revenue down 5.1%
Destination Maternity Q3 comp's down 3.6% with net sales down 4.7%
Sears Holdings Corp. Q3 comp's down 8.6%, Kmart down 7.5%, Sears domestic down
9.6% with revenue down 20%
Aeropostale Q3 comp's down 10% with net sales down 20%
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Target settles MasterCard fraud claims for $39 million -
How much will the data breach end up costing? $400M+?
Target Corp. has tentatively reached another milestone in its continuing efforts
to remediate financial losses caused by its massive 2013 data breach.
Target has reached a settlement with MasterCard Inc. and a number of issuing
banks. In papers filed in federal court in Minneapolis, Target said it would
reimburse a total of $39 million in the settlement. That figure would include
about $20 million for issuing banks not covered in other class action suits
against Target and about $19 million to the MasterCard Account Data Compromise
Target also reached an approved $67 million settlement related to the breach
with Visa and issuing banks in August 2015. Target's data breach, which exposed
financial data of as many as 40 million customers, has proven costly for the
retailer. The discounter recently estimated it has spent $290 million in
breach reimbursements, with insurers expected to reimburse $90 million.
Target still has pending settlements with two other major payment card networks
and also reached an approved $10 million settlement of a class action consumer
suit. A lawsuit in Canada was dismissed but is being appealed. Other steps the
retailer has taken include installing EMV-compliant payment card readers in all
companies will crack down on cyber security in 2016: Report
Cyber security insurance has had to rapidly evolve to cater to the growing
complexity and unpredictability of cyber-attacks. Cyber security insurance is
set to become more sophisticated in 2016, forcing enterprises to meet new
security requirements to be eligible for coverage, according to a new report.
Predictions by combined company, Raytheon/Websense, said cyber insurance will
move toward a 'must have' and 'evidence based' model with new minimum level
requirements in place for policies. This is expected to disrupt the cyber
security industry and place new challenges on IT workers, while also driving
improvements in companies' ability to handle threats.
Cybercriminals to target new payment technologies
Mobile wallets and new payment technologies will introduce additional
opportunities for credit card theft and fraud
Hacks targeting mobile devices and new payment methodologies will impact payment
security more than EMV. The increase in non-traditional payment methods on
mobile devices or via beacons and smart carts will open up the doors for a new
wave of retail data breaches.
Cybersecurity insurers will create a more definitive actuarial model of risk
- changing how security is defined and implemented
Insurance companies will mature their offerings with qualifications, exceptions
and exemptions allowing them to refuse payment for breaches caused by
ineffective security practices, while premiums and payouts will become more
aligned with underlying security postures and better models of the cost of an
actual breach. Further, insurance companies will greatly affect security
programs, as requirements for insurance become as significant as many regulatory
requirements (PCI, HIPAA, ISO 27001).
New cybersecurity legislation would shield companies from public records laws
A legislation which passed both houses of Congress, but has not yet signed into
law by the president, aims to encourage companies and organizations to share
with the U.S. government information about cyberattacks and cyberthreats they
experience -but critics say there is a catch: the legislation would severely
restrict what the public can learn about the program.
The legislation would exempt the information the companies share with the
government from public records laws, and would allow the companies to determine
for themselves what information they want to government to keep secret.
Congress Probes Mobile Payments Security
Experts Debate Whether More Regulatory Oversight Is Needed. The main takeaway
from the hearing, which included testimony from PayPal, Samsung Pay and the
Merchant Customer Exchange, is that while most mobile payments options provide
stronger user authentication and convenience, they do not have the same legal
and legislative protections as other payment methods. It did not announce plans
to take any legislative action, but encouraged stakeholders to submit additional
comments and concerns about mobile security over the next 30 days.
Samsung to equip 70% of its household appliances with iOT technology by 2017 &
in all products by 2020
Samsung is also positioned to connect drones to its smartphones, VR gear, and
other products that it offers. twice.com
Clothing Retailer JBC Rolls Out Checkpoint Systems' RFID Across all Stores
17 Million RFID-Enabled Items
for 144 Stores in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany;
Enables Omni-Channel Accurate
- Dec. 1, 2015 - Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading
global supplier of merchandise availability solutions, and JBC, Belgium's
largest clothing retailer, today announced that they rolled out radio-frequency
identification (RFID) throughout JBC's entire supply chain, from point of
production through its distribution center (DC) to its 144 stores in the region.
JBC is pioneering the adoption of RFID technology in Belgium to provide accurate
merchandise visibility through its supply chain with the objective of enabling
omni-channel retailing and enhancing its shoppers' experience. JBC now tracks
over 17 million items a year, from the moment of production of its 100 suppliers
around the world up to the time they are sold in its 144 stores in Belgium,
Luxembourg and Germany. This technology investment allows JBC to optimize its
stock of 1.5 million hanging garments and 15.5 million flat-packed garments to
minimize out-of-stocks and enhance its shopper's experience online or in-store.
Read more here.
Checkpoint Systems Chosen by DECATHLON to Further Extend RFID Source Tagging
Program for Millions of Products in all Its Global Stores
RFID Large-Scale Deployment Improves DECATHLON
and Boosts Loss Prevention Efforts
THOROFARE, NJ - Nov. 23, 2015 -
Checkpoint Systems, a leading global supplier of merchandise availability
solutions for the retail industry, today announced that it has been partnering
with DECATHLON, the second largest global sports and leisure goods retailer, to
roll-out radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions in more than 400 stores
globally and further extend its RFID source tagging program for millions of
products in all its stores around the world.
Checkpoint will deliver
RFID labels to DECATHLON in five days through its network of service bureaus
around Asia and Europe. The service, which complies with DECATHLON requirements
for high-speed and high-quality printing, as well as corporate and environmental
social responsibility, ensures that 100 percent of RFID labels delivered to
vendors are encoded accurately.
Read more here.
Research in Action Report - November 2015
The Loss Prevention Research Council is aware of how critical research is to
help guide you and your team to sell more and lose less. Each month the D&D
brief summaries of loss prevention research from the LPRC and other researchers
across the globe.
This research covers a wide range of topics and includes basic types of
research, such as benchmarking, as well as more applied research. Both types are beneficial: basic research helps us understand complex loss
prevention issues and the environmental context in which you work, while applied
research builds on this to provide us with more concrete deliverables.
This month's Research In Action report focuses on retail credit card fraud.
Aims are to better prevent, detect, and apprehend credit card fraud cases.
Distributed Data Mining in Credit Card Fraud Detection
Large scale data mining is used in an attempt to improve upon the state of the
art in commercial credit card transaction safety practices. Efficient fraud
detectors can be garnered from massive data sets, but timely and efficient data
mining techniques must be utilized. The current research evaluates several
proposed data mining and cleaning techniques.
Read the report summary here.
Read the full report here.
Credit Card Fraud Detection Implications
The following brief analyzes multiple meta-analyses experiments whose goal aims
to detect the best credit card fraud classifier in meta-learning. These
experiments analyze current implications and issues with meta-learning
strategies given real-world data sets on credit card fraud transactions.
Click here to access the report. (LPRC membership required)
A Case Study in Credit Card Fraud Detection
Very large databases with skewed class distributions and non-uniform cost per
error are not uncommon in real-world data mining tasks. This research devised a
multi-classifier meta-learning approach to address these issues. The empirical
results from a credit card fraud detection task indicate that the approach can
significantly reduce loss due to illegitimate transactions.
Click here to access the report. (LPRC membership required)
With over 3,500 service locations and 10,000 professionally qualified
technicians serving national chain store clients,
NuTech National is one of the largest alarm service networks in North
America. With a commitment to making sure their clients always Experience More,
NuTech stays on the leading edge of technology. Tony Mancino, National
Account Manager, NuTech, tells us about the company's latest offerings - from
its Smart Retail Alert, an all-in-one text messaging service designed to help LP
managers in the field be more effective, to its geo-fencing safety application
called Employee Watch.
LPNN Quick Take #4
In this LPNN Quick Take, Craig Cunningham, VP Business Development,
Universal Surveillance Systems, talks with Amber and Joe. Craig
elaborates on USS' unique "blending strategy," his experience as a 30-year
veteran in the retail industry, and some helpful advice for the next generation
of LP executives coming up in the business.
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$1 Billion a day online every day from Dec. 1st - Dec. 18th
From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, consumers spent $11 billion online.
This marked a 15% increase from Cyber Week in 2014 and represented 30% of a
total $39.5 billion in November online sales. Adobe predicts consumers will
spend $1 billion a day online every day from Dec. 1- Dec. 18.
Amazon Dominated 36% of Online Black Friday Sales, Says Slice
Amazon dominated online Black Friday sales, accounting for 35.7 percent in
e-commerce spending on November 27. A distant second, Best Buy brought in 8.23
percent of total online revenue, followed by Macy's at 3.38 percent, Walmart at
3.35 percent and Nordstrom at 3.11 percent.
A staggering 24% of consumers have been duped by online counterfeiters
Almost one quarter of consumers have bought a product online that turned out to
be counterfeit, including fashion or footwear, electronics and digital content.
This is according to new research commissioned by MarkMonitor. When it comes to
general shopping behaviour, the study found that consumers do just over
one-third (34%) of all their shopping online, which increases by 15% during the
festive season. The research actually showed that 70% of consumers would not buy
counterfeit goods, with 64% of that subsample stating they wanted the real
thing. Nearly half (48%) said they thought buying fake products was morally
Cut fraud through greater industry collaboration
According to the UK Cards Association, UK retailers lost a staggering 328.7
million pounds to card fraud in 2014. More than two-thirds of these losses (69%) were
from remote purchases, up from just 30% a decade ago. What's more, the research
shows, there has been a 55% increase in estimated annual card fraud losses from eCommerce between 2012 and 2014.
Fraud bureaux are a common resource within the financial services sector, where
banks and insurance companies will work together with other financial
institutions to pool their fraud data and ensure that any emerging trends can be
shared across the sector. Retailers would do well to consider doing likewise:
information can be shared across a broad data sharing community that considers
all the potential frauds retailers can face.
Sharing data and collaborating brings a number of benefits. For a start,
fraudsters often move from one target to the next, employing the same techniques
and often using the same data each time. In a fraud bureau, once a fraud has
occurred, any data associated with the fraudsters can be flagged in the alert
system to avoid further frauds being committed across the community. Working as
a group means you can act faster and reduce fraud losses. It also enables
retailers to create a better experience for those you collectively trust.
How many online sales are retailers losing?
According to the new Pymnts.com Checkout Conversion Index (CCI), retailers stand
to lose as much as 36% of online sales due to frictions that remain from
discovery through checkout, and could lose additional sales during payment
processing. The first CCI Index score is a 62, which means that in terms of
converting shoppers to buyers, the average e-commerce site is performing only
slightly better than average.
The UK's newest shopping day, Black Friday, surges
with nearly 36% online sales growth
Study: Revenue from mobile devices jumps nearly
10% year-over year
Cuban skimming gang of ten indicted for 'skimming' credit cards at Michigan gas
The government alleges that separate out-of-state crews hid skimming devices
inside gas pumps in West Michigan that read credit-card account information.
The scams ran from early July to September, the FBI says. Prosecutors say she
and others in her alleged organization are Cuban citizens who were living in
the Miami area when arrested.
Police arrested them in September after they allegedly encoded stolen-credit
card information onto other cards to buy thousands in pre-paid debit cards at
the Meijer store on East 16th Street in Holland. They were staying at
Comfort Inn Suites at 4520 Kenowa Ave. SW in Grandville.
Police recovered "a cache" of gift cards, packaging and re-encoded cards. Police
also found multiple keys to gas pumps. In one of the rooms, police found a
skimming device, a laptop computer and credit cards. Ledesma, who consented to a
search of his room, which turned up the property, is also wanted in Colorado for
fraud and identify theft, the FBI said. Hotel workers also found another 30
credit cards that had been hidden in a mattress.
Members of the other group, believed to be from Texas, are facing the
same charges as the others. mlive.com
Long Island, NY: Smash-and-Grab Burglar Stole Over $200K From Nassau County
Businesses; 10 commercial robberies in a 6 month span
A Queens man was arraigned in Nassau County Court on Wednesday for stealing more
than $200,000 in jewelry, cash and lottery tickets from approximately 10 Nassau
County businesses between January and June of this year. Joseph Borelli, 42, of
Howard Beach, was arraigned on a 21-count indictment and was charged with 10
counts of third degree burglary, ten counts of second degree criminal mischief
and possession of burglar's tools. Borelli's "smash-and-grab" burglary spree
ended when members of the Nassau Co. Police arrested him in June following a
6-month-long investigation. Authorities obtained warrants, and used video
surveillance and court-authorized GPS tracking to put Borelli and his
co-conspirators, Edan Balila and Rotem Balila, both from Great Neck, into
NH: 5 charged with running organized retail crime enterprise, arrested outside
Five people have been charged with operating an organized retail crime
enterprise after police say they stole merchandise from the Macy's at the Mall
at Rockingham Park for a virtual store they were running. Police say they
responded Wednesday to a report of three shoplifters found concealing thousands
of dollars of merchandise inside the store. Police nabbed the two adults and one
juvenile as they left the store with the items. Two other suspects were arrested
as they were waiting in the parking lot for the trio. Further investigation
revealed the groups was taking orders for items they sold online. All five were
charged with running an organized retail crime enterprise and some face
OR: California couple arrested with $31K in counterfeit cash
A man and woman from California who have passed counterfeit money in at least
three states were arrested in Beaverton with $31,000 in counterfeit cash, a
stolen gun and methamphetamine. Beaverton Police detectives began an
investigation on Nov. 17 after taking a report of counterfeit money. The
suspect's car was spotted Tuesday back in Beaverton and officers conducted a
traffic stop. The two people in the car, identified as Clinton Cury Jr., 31, and
Sabrina Acedo, 26, both of California, were taken into custody. A search of the
vehicle led to the discovery of counterfeit $100, $20 and $10 bills, as well as
a loaded handgun that was stolen in California, gift cards and new merchandise,
including clothing. Investigators said Cury and Acedo would purchase expensive
items with the counterfeit money and then return the items at a different store
in exchange for real cash. Police believe they have been using counterfeit money
in Oregon, California and Arizona.
Auburn, ME: New York woman admits to $7,500
of purchases on counterfeit credit cards
A New York woman on Wednesday admitted to using counterfeit credit cards to make
purchases at stores in several area cities and towns, including Auburn. Xiu Fang
Zhang, 21, of New York City pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiring
to commit credit card fraud. Prosecutors said between Jan. 3 and Jan. 6, Zhang
and others used counterfeit credit cards to make purchases at retail stores and
pharmacies at various Maine locations. According to court records, Zhang used
the bogus cards to purchase over $7,500 worth of items from Lowe's, Home Depot,
Bon-Ton, Rite Aid and Sears. She was paid by a co-conspirator for each
fraudulent purchase, investigators said.
FL: Over $25,000 in Drones stolen during Smash & Grab
Surveillance video shows three masked people robbing an Orlando drone store. The
robbers kicked their way through the front door and grabbed everything they
could get their hands on. Seminaro was inside the CineDrones store on Sand Lake
Road across from the Florida Mall early Wednesday morning when it was robbed.
Surveillance video shows three masked people dressed in all black, breaking in
through the front door and then clearing the counters. "They took all of that,
and they took a big airplane. Yeah, they took a lot of stuff." The thieves took
15 to 17 drones. Each drone is worth $1,000 to $3,000.
Naperville, IL: Woman recruited youths to help her steal
from Dick's Sporting Goods
A woman with a history of shoplifting is back in jail, after she recruited two
youths to help her and an associate steal merchandise from a sporting goods
store in Naperville. Ashley M. Robinson is being held in DuPage County Jail on
bail of $56,000, stemming from the incident in Naperville and four other
criminal matters in DuPage and Kane counties. Robinson, 25, was arrested by
Naperville police with a friend, Tina J. Perry. The women were arrested at 6:39
p.m. Nov. 25, after police were called to investigate a report of shoplifting at
Dick's Sporting Goods. Further investigation revealed Robinson "possessed wire
cutters suitable for cutting off security devices and price tags on clothing" in
the store. She also "directed two youths under the age of 18 in the commission
of the (crime)," according to records. Records showed. Robinson has a list of
prior theft charges from incidents at Macy's Kohl's, JC Penney, and Walmart
dating back as far as 2010.
OH: Marietta man accused of shoplifting nearly $2K in merchandise from Walmart
A Marietta man accused of trying to steal more than $1,700 worth of merchandise
from the Cambridge Walmart Sunday night. Brian T. Long, 21, is facing one count
of theft, a fifth-degree felony, for the alleged incident just after 8:30 p.m.
Officers were dispatched to Walmart after an employee reported a man tried to
shoplift merchandise fled in a Ford van when confronted by an assistant manager.
The suspect, later identified as Long, reportedly abandoned the merchandise
totaling $1,703.15 at the store when confronted by the manager.
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Lumberton, SC: Woman shot near Biggs Park Mall
A woman was shot after someone opened fire on her vehicle around 7 p.m. in the
alley near Drugs America Pharmacy beside the Biggs-Park Mall in Lumberton. The
woman was traveling through the alley, someone opened fire on her vehicle and
she was struck, according to Police. Nothing occurred inside the mall but the
woman went into the mall to have someone call 911 for her. Lumberton Police
Captain Terry Parker says the only description of the suspect is that he is a
male wearing dark clothes. The woman is being treated at the hospital. Officers
are processing the car at the scene.
Austin, TX: Armed suspect on the run after HomeGoods robbery
Police are investigating an incident at a shopping center off of 183 and
Lakeline that sent one person to the hospital Wednesday evening. Austin Police
say the call came in as a robbery at 8:31 p.m. Authorities say the possible
suspect fled the scene before police arrived. A police helicopter is in the air
searching for the suspect. EMS transported one man with non-life threatening
injuries from an assault.
Mayfield Hts. OH: Theft suspect sparks Taser at Bath & Body Works,
Officers responded to Bath & Body Works Nov. 23 for a report of a woman that had
sparked a Taser when an employee questioned her about a potential theft. The
woman and two other suspects were located in the area and three stolen purses
were recovered. The Cleveland woman, 19, was arrested for aggravated menacing,
theft and criminal tools. Another Cleveland woman, 21, was charged with theft
and criminal tools. A third suspect, a 16-year-girl, was released to her
grandmother and may be filed on in juvenile court. A fourth suspect was also
involved, but was said to have driven away when officers arrived.
Salt Lake City, UT: Wal-Mart guard hospitalized after attack
A store security worker was hospitalized Tuesday after confronting a thief at a
Wal-Mart store, police said. The security guard confronted Fred Rodriguez Jr.,
36, as he was attempting to steal a heater. He then allegedly attacked the guard
at the store shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday and fled. Police apprehended him on
300 West. He was uncooperative with arresting officers and had to be physically
restrained. Rodriguez was booked on robbery charges. The security guard, a
45-year-old man, suffered bruises and lacerations to his head.
Wood River, IL: Walgreens employee arrested for drug theft; car seized
A Brighton woman is facing two felony charges and possible loss of her car after
authorities alleged she was stealing addictive drugs from a Walgreen's Pharmacy
where she worked. Charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance
with the intent to deliver and felony theft is Megan R. Wright, 24. The charges
allege she possessed between one and 15 grams of hydrocodone, an addictive pain
medication, and that she stole more than $500 worth of drugs from the store. An
officer stated in the document that police seized her car and found an
assortment of addictive drugs and other controlled substances. The statement
also says she admitted taking the items from the store. The suit is filed under
a state law that allows forfeiture of cars or other property used in the drug
Eau Claire, WI: Police report holiday retail theft is Up
The Eau Claire Police Department says thefts are up this holiday season. "We see
retail theft numbers increasing across the board," said officer Kyle Roder. To
keep getting the best deals on holiday gifts Roder says the department is taking
a pro-active approach. Roder said, "Our department works very closely with a
number of loss prevention specialists in order to devise plans as to how best to
not become a victim as a store." To prevent theft the department works with the
stores that have the highest number of cases.
Paramus, NJ: Rapper, Fetty Wap throws wads of money
over balcony to fans at mall
Rapper Fetty Wap gave fans a run for his money this weekend, tossing wads of
cash over a balcony at a New Jersey mall to the delight of screaming onlookers.
Videos posted to social media show the Paterson native throwing money Saturday
as he walked through the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus. The rapper posted
on Twitter that he was so happy to be shopping with his daughter that he threw
$2,000 to fans. He tweeted: "never no who needed it."
Woman called in bomb threat to Swatara Twp.
Wal-Mart in custody dispute: Police
Naperville, IL; Walgreens shoplifter strikes
Hickory, NC: Shoplifter charged with theft and felony possession of
UK: Primark breastfeeding lie: Mother who falsely accused Security Guard of
grabbing baby is spared jail
South Africa: G4S Armored Truck sprayed with
bullets, 2 guards injured, $565,000 stolen
BP - Madison, WI - Armed Robbery
CineDrones - Orlando, FL - Armed Robbery
Country Store - Coleman, MI - Armed Robbery
CVS -Newtown, PA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Middleburg, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Kittrell, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Davenport, IA- Armed Robbery
High Five Discount - Kingstree, SC - Armed Robbery/ Assault
KFC - Middleburg Hts. OH - Burglary/ Employee arrested
Kmart - Redding, CA - Theft/ Armed Robbery
Mass Appeal - Atlanta, GA - Burglary
Midwest Petroleum - O'Fallon, MO - Armed Robbery
Phillip 66 - Goshen, IN - Armed Robbery
Ross - Redding, CA - Theft/ Armed Robbery
The Avenue- Elmwood Park, NJ - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Gloucester, NJ - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Winter Park, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Antioch, CA - Armed Robbery/ clerk shot
7-Eleven - Fort Myers, FL - Armed Robbery
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