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Dunkin' Brands LP Team Scooping Ice Cream at the 2016 Boston Jimmy Fund Charity
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"Protecting the Integrity of Our Brands while Driving Overall Profitability"

First Row left to right: Joe Paolucci (LP Manager), Jeff Kukielka (LP Manager), Erina Ramly (LP Manager), Kevin Mimm (LP Manager), Sara Hamadane (Analyst), Lindsay Alpert (Coordinator), Leah Snowdale (Analyst), Amanda Marschilok (Sr. Analyst), Jeff Feldman (Sr. Manager - Field)

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Asset Protection Veteran Mike Limauro joins Alchemy Systems as Vice President of Asset Protection, Risk and Safety Programs
Alchemy Systems announced that retail industry veteran Mike Limauro has joined the company as vice president of asset protection, risk and safety programs. Limauro will work closely with Alchemy clients around the world as they evaluate and enhance their own safety and asset protection programs.

Prior to Alchemy, Limauro was vice president of asset protection at Weis Markets, where he was responsible for loss prevention, safety, risk management, insurance, food safety and quality control. He has also held senior loss prevention leadership positions at Kmart and SuperValu. He is on the board of directors for the Loss Prevention Foundation and the editorial board for Innovative Retail Technologies magazine. Congratulations Mike!

BSI Awarded Axis Communications' 2016 Retail Partner of the Year for the Second Year in a Row
Best Security Industries (BSI), a premiere provider of certified, pre-owned and private label electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems and custom video solutions, today announced that it was named 2016 Retail Partner of the Year by Axis Communications at its 11th annual Axis Connect & Converge Conference (ACCC) held in Tucson, Arizona. This is the second consecutive year that BSI was recognized for this prestigious award. Axis, the global leader in network video, presented these annual awards to top channel, software and technology partners.

"Winning this award in back-to-back years stands as a testament to our commitment to our customers and partners to providing state-of-the-art video solutions," stated Matt Sack, BSI's CEO. "Working with great companies like Axis allows us to deliver custom IP-based video solutions designed specifically for each individual retailer. This has allowed us to continue to grow this important part of our business."  Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight column below.

Agilence Named Best Retail Data Analytics Solutions Provider 2016
Agilence, Inc., the market leading insight service provider of cloud based data analytics for store operations and loss prevention, today announced that Softech Intl. has named Agilence as the winner of the "Best Retail Data Analytics Solutions Provider" for their 2016 Business Awards.

The Softech Business Awards 2016 have been launched to commend leaders across a variety industry sectors. Softech looks to those who are changing the field, dedicated, and fundamentally have saved the most important resource of all...time. The awards recognize those who provide an integral service, software or technology. Software is essential to modern life. It develops in leaps and bounds and as it does, it becomes more integrated into our day to day, improving our quality of life. agilenceinc.com

The Next Step - Real-Time Identification & Notification
Are you a shoplifter? Cops armed with body-cams will be sharing your image with shops

CITY centre cops will be armed with body-cams in a bid to deter and catch festive shoplifters during one of Glasgow's busiest shopping periods.

The team of officers from the Retail Crime Unit, who are based at Stewart Street Police Station, have been bolstered with the technology in the run up Christmas and will take on the crooks intent on stealing from stores in the city's Golden Z. Sergeant Gordon Coburn, of the Retail Crime Unit, said: "Officers will be wearing body cameras and we will get pictures of the shoplifters there and then."

"We will be able to identify them and that image can be circulated with all our partners."

The team work closely with loss prevention officers who are based in most of the city's big retailers. That image of a shoplifter can be shared with the stores so they can add them to a watch list which will allow them to keep a look out.

We try and stop thieves using intelligence led policing, CCTV cameras, high visibility police patrols and plain clothes officers who are all watching and looking for the tell tale signs.

Editor's Note: Now when we connect body cameras to facial recognition and instant messaging in one step we'll have a solution. eveningtimes.co.uk

Costco Didn't Stop Customer Harassing Employee?
EEOC Gets Ball Rolling On Costco Customer Harassment Trial

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is calling on an Illinois federal jury to find Costco liable for failing to put an end to the unsettling behavior of a customer who regularly harassed a former employee, a story that Costco called into question at the opening of trial Monday.

Dawn Suppo worked at a Costco Wholesale Corp. store in Glenview, Ill., from 2009 to 2012 and claims that for 13 months customer Thad Thompson regularly followed her around the store, attempted to touch her and asked her out on dates.

Now an Illinois federal jury must decide if the harassment happened as Suppo says it did and, if it did, if the actions Costco undertook to prevent the harassment were in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the retailer's own anti-harassment policy.

The EEOC says the company did little to dissuade Thompson from his behavior, telling him he was a valued customer and refusing to pull his membership card until after a no-contact order had been issued by the local police.

"This is a case about a corporation that values the business of one of its millions of customers over its employees."  law360.com
Analyst: Donald Trump Could Go After Walmart Next
There's a good chance Trump will go after the retail giant-as it has been scrutinized for its labor practices in recent years, CNBC reports.

An easy target for him are those companies that are holding down the hours of their part-time employees to avoid paying them benefits," Malone said. "He could put some real pressure on Walmart to step up and do the right thing-reduce the burden on taxpayers for health-care coverage." fortune.com
November retail hiring plummets 14% to 6-year low
U.S. retailers added 521,800 workers during the first two months of the 2016 holiday season, plunging 14% from year-ago totals, according to an analysis of federal employment data conducted by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Retail employment grew by 371,500 jobs in November, down 9.3% from last year's increase of 409,500, based on the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's the lowest November employment increase since 2010, Challenger said.

Employment gains were also slow in October, when retailers added an adjusted 150,300 jobs; the original count of 154,600 was 23% fewer than the 194,800 staffers hired in October 2015.

Retail jobs, like retail traffic, are moving online: Black Friday online sales alone rose nearly 22% to $3.3 billion, according to Adobe Digital Insights statistics.

That means that while jobs in physical stores are down, retailers filled 96,200 transportation and warehousing in October and November, up from 71,300 a year ago, up almost 35%, according to the BLS data crunched by Challenger. retaildive.com

Kroger & Fred's poised to buy Walgreens/Rite Aid stores
A real estate executive told CTFN that Kroger is in line to buy some of the stores while discount pharmacy chain Fred's is set to buy what that person called a "substantial" number of stores.

One investment analyst told me close to 1,000 Walgreens stores are likely to be sold. Reports have ranged from 500 to 1,000. Many of those are in the Northeast, an area where Kroger doesn't operate supermarkets. bizjournals.com
UK Parliament to debate closing stores day after Christmas
The movement is worldwide

The petition, which was set up in October and has since gained more than 200,000 signature, calls for people to respect Christmas Day as a religious holiday and for retail workers to be "given some decent family time" on Boxing Day.  independent.co.uk

OSHA launches investigation into Gap distribution center death
The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a contract worker who was participating in demolition of the fire-damaged section of the Gap distribution center in Fishkill.

James Parisella, 58, of Fort Pierce, Florida was killed when a piece of a steel beam crashed through the cab of an excavating machine he was operating on Saturday.

The purpose of OSHA's inspection is to determine whether or not any workplace safety standards were violated in connection with this incident," he said. OSHA began its investigation in Fishkill on Sunday and continued through Monday. Fitzgerald said the agency is continuing to gather information to determine if any there were any violations." midhudsonnews.com

FDA releases guidance to help combat pharmaceutical counterfeiting
within supply chain

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released guidelines for complying with suspect and illegitimate product notifications last week, according to the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.

Noting the threat of illegitimate sourcing and counterfeit products in the pharmaceutical supply chain, the FDA passed the Drug Supply Chain Security Act in 2013, which makes manufacturers responsible for reporting suspicious goods to the FDA.

The guidelines released last week outline procedures for this responsibility, for which the FDA is seeking comment. The guidelines also include a section on sample scenarios that would elicit notification.  supplychaindive.com

Organized Retail Crimes Task-Force in Erie County
How local law enforcement in Buffalo are working to stop organized retail crime

In Western New York, local law enforcement said they're constantly working to stop it.

They'll steal goods and products from various stores, sometimes taking orders," Officer Craig Johnson, field intelligence officer for the Amherst Police Department, said. Johnson said organized shoplifting rings operate locally and even statewide.

They'll go] down the thru way through the major cities, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, even to Erie, Pennsylvania," he said. HE said the thieves use stolen ID's and credit cards to rent cars. They'll even sometimes steal a license plate from another car to put on their rental. Then they spend hours stealing from stores, including items like clothing, medication, baby formula and even appliances. They then move on to another city by the time law enforcement is notified.

"They could be from different states. They could be from downstate New York. It's very hard to find out that information of who these people are," Johnson said.

In Erie County, close to 3900 arrests were made for shoplifting in 2015. Just more than 3,850 arrests were made for shoplifting so far in 2016.

Officer Don Szumigala of the Cheektowaga Police Department is the head of the Organized Retail Crimes Task-Force in Erie County. It's a group of law enforcement from different areas of the county. They started the group about 8 years ago to crack down on shoplifting.

We speak to each other about which jurisdictions are having issues, which shoplifters are crossing over lines and we work together to get those people arrested," Szumigala said.

They also work with store employees to find out the latest trends of how people are stealing from stores. They also notify employees of suspects to look out for. newslocker.com
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One of the main objectives of all LP executives is keeping your management teams up to date with what's going on out there in the retail industry, especially as it relates to Loss Prevention issues, trends, and news. It was this objective that we at the Daily created our new website, www.d-ddaily.net.

This website was not only designed to keep you informed and provide a broader, deeper news source with aggregated news, studies, surveys, and trends, but it was also designed to allow you to share this information in a quick, click-and-read type model with your management teams.

We understand how specialized we are and fully intend to keep refining and reinventing our model to best serve you, our core readers. But using it to update your management teams is a great way to establish creditability and share with them exactly what your teams are experiencing, dealing with, and having to manage. And it also may help you during budget review as it clearly quantifies the real problems and increased violence, robberies, and ORC.

Our homepage is designed to do just that and designed like the Daily with the 2-Minute Drill in mind - in this digital, fast-paced information overload world. Your management teams can get a clear picture of what everyone is dealing with every day without having to follow the Daily every day by just visiting www.d-ddaily.net for five minutes any time, any day and hopefully enjoy the read and learn what all of us deal with - the good and the bad.

As we're the only news source designed specifically for that purpose. Just a thought, Gus Downing
Head of Financial Crime, LP & Safety posted - DFC Global, Malvern, PA 
Money Mart & Dollar Financial Group Stores

In this role - Responsible for all aspects of Financial Crime prevention which includes internal and external fraud. Responsible for all aspects of Loss Prevention, Physical Security Equipment and OSHA strategy throughout 1NA's retail stores and office (non-trading) locations.

The Head of Financial Crime, Loss Prevention and Safety 1NA is responsible for developing strategies to identify and remedy vulnerabilities that lead, or could lead, to financial loss throughout the NA operation, both in the field and office locations. Acting as a key point of contact to the NA Executive Committee and global Loss Prevention colleagues, the post holder will ensure that global best practice is adapted and, where possible, implemented to reduce loss and refine operational processes on all services accordingly.

The role will lead the 1NA Loss Prevention team ensuring that the latest techniques are used in timely investigation of all loss.

DFC Global Corp is one of the largest providers of accessible consumer financial services in the world. By providing a wide variety of innovative and accessible financial solutions for over 30 years via a technology enabled web based underwriting and almost 1,300 retail locations throughout the world, we at DFC Global are continuously fulfilling our commitment to meet the needs of everyday consumers and business owners in the most socially responsible way. smartrecruiters.com
Walmart drivers strive for honor
Relaying 85,000 wreaths for vets' graves

Walmart truck driver William Blackwood of Raymond always wanted to join the convoy of tractor-trailers that carry thousands of balsam fir memorial wreaths to national cemeteries in time for Christmas, but his name was never chosen. This year he finally got picked to drive one of the trucks that will deliver more than 85,000 wreaths for Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that relies on thousands of volunteers to bring the wreaths to the graves of the nation's veterans. Some 41 Walmart distribution centers and 100 Walmart drivers from around the country are helping to transport the wreaths as part of a relay from Columbia Falls, Maine, to their final destinations. unionleader.com

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Say Fraud Against Customers Is Fraud Against Banks
German retail Lidl plans 150 East Coast stores

Fitch Ratings: U.S. retail sales to grow 3% to 4% in 2017

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NIST, FBI officials: IoT security is a 'shared responsibility' between government, industry
Officials from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the FBI on Monday encouraged collaboration between government, industry, and the public in securing the growing network of connected devices.

Ron Ross, a fellow at NIST who helped develop new standards for building in cybersecurity, said during a Bloomberg webcast interview that government can lead on cybersecurity of the Internet of Things by developing the standards and guidelines by which industry can secure its products by design.  insidecybersecurity.com
93% of Security Operations Center Managers Overwhelmed by Alerts and Unable to Triage Potential Threats
Intel Security today released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: December 2016,, which provides insights into how enterprises are using security operations centers (SOCs), details key 2016 developments in ransomware, and illustrates how attackers are creating difficult-to-detect malware by infecting legitimate code with Trojans and leveraging that legitimacy to remain hidden as long as possible. The December report also details the growth of ransomware, mobile malware, macro malware, Mac OS malware and other threats in Q3 2016.

The State of the SOC in 2016

In mid-2016, Intel Security commissioned a primary research study to gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which enterprises use SOCs, how they have changed over time, and what they will look like in the future. Interviews with nearly 400 security practitioners across several countries, industries and company sizes yielded valuable information on the state of the SOC in 2016:

Alert overload - Triage trouble - Cause of the rise - Threat signals - Proactive vs. reactive - Adversaries - Causes for investigation

Survey respondents said that the highest priority for the growth and investment of SOCs is to improve the ability to respond to confirmed attacks, which includes the ability to coordinate, remediate, eradicate, learn and prevent reoccurrences. yahoo.com

Office-Themed Phishes Have 20% Success Rate
WWhen it comes to susceptibility to phishing lures, business-context simulations are still the most successful: Office communications and finance-related themes generated the highest susceptibility rates, with 19.9% and 18.6% respectively, driven by sentiments of curiosity, fear and urgency.

The PhishMe research teams analyzed data compiled from over 40 million phishing simulations performed between January 2015 and July 2016.

In looking at particular types of phishing email type, the "file from scanner" scenario generated the highest number of response rates in the transportation sector at 49%, followed by healthcare at 31% and insurance at 30%. On the other hand, the non-profit sector scored the lowest response rate, at a 5%. infosecurity-magazine.com

CEOs' Overconfidence in Security Could be their Undoing
CEOs' overconfidence in their organization's ability to deflect attacks could be exposing global firms to greater cyber risk, according to new research from RedSeal.

The cybersecurity analytics firm interviewed 200 CEOs of global firms, and found over 80% were very confident in their cybersecurity strategy.

This is despite data breach incidents soaring in 2016. In the US alone there have been nearly 1,000 reported incidents this year, leading to the exposure of 35 million records, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. infosecurity-magazine.com
Dozens arrested in international DDoS-for-hire crackdown
Law enforcement agencies arrested 34 suspects in 13 countries, including the U.K and the U.S., as part of a crackdown last week on DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks.

The arrests targeted buyers of DDoS-for-hire services, which get paid to flood websites or internet-connected systems with traffic, forcing them to go offline.

In addition to the 34 arrests, law enforcement agencies interviewed and warned another 101 individuals. Many of the suspects were under the age of 20, the European Union police agency Europol said in a Monday statement.

Most buyers of DDoS-for-hire services use them to pull pranks, often in online gaming. For example, a flood of traffic can be sent to a rival player's IP address, severing their internet connection to a game.

But DDoS attacks can also be used for more malicious purposes. For example, hackers have used them to shut down online businesses as part of extortion schemes. csoonline.com

BSI Awarded Axis Communications' 2016 Retail Partner of the Year for the Second Year in a Row

BSI has achieved consecutive Retail Partner of the Year award presented at the annual ACCC event

Delray Beach, Florida - December 8, 2016 - Best Security Industries (BSI), a premiere provider of certified, pre-owned and private label electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems and custom video solutions, today announced that it was named 2016 Retail Partner of the Year by Axis Communications at its 11th annual Axis Connect & Converge Conference (ACCC) held in Tucson, Arizona. This is the second consecutive year that BSI was recognized for this prestigious award. Axis, the global leader in network video, presented these annual awards to top channel, software and technology partners.

"Winning this award in back-to-back years stands as a testament to our commitment to our customers and partners to providing state-of-the-art video solutions," stated Matt Sack, BSI's CEO. "Working with great companies like Axis allows us to deliver custom IP-based video solutions designed specifically for each individual retailer. This has allowed us to continue to grow this important part of our business."

The event hosted more than 400 attendees from various application development partners, technology partners and integrators serving a variety of vertical markets including retail, government, transportation, and education among others. The conference was designed to inform its various partners on new products and solutions, provide feedback for future and existing products and offers in-depth training and hands-on experience with Axis products. An important part of the program was also to pay tribute to and recognize those companies who have shown a proven track record of success in design, selling and implementing new solutions based on Axis products.

"On behalf of Axis Communications, I'd like to congratulate BSI on receiving this award for the second time. It truly shows their commitment and dedication to creating a smarter, safer world," said Larry Newman, senior director of sales, Axis Communications, Inc. "It is an honor to bring together the top companies in our industry at ACCC and recognize those strong relationships and shared sense of leadership in providing innovative security and business solutions."

Read more here.


Active Shooter Response:
Are You Ready?

Debbie Maples, VP Global LP & Corp. Security, Gap Inc.

Active shooter events in a retail or restaurant location present unique challenges: customers are present and need to be protected, colleagues and employees may behave differently under stress, or the physical layout of the space could impact your ability to hide or escape. No single answer exists for what to do, but a survival mindset can increase the odds of surviving. Debbie Maples, VP of Global Loss Prevention & Corporate Security, Gap Inc., shares the current thinking and best practices to ensure your organization and store teams are prepared.

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Apple warns of counterfeit power adapters and batteries following lawsuit
There are safety concerns

Following a lawsuit revealed back in October in which Apple exposed an issue with a large percentage of fake Apple adapters being marketed as "genuine" online, today the company has posted an official warning to customers.

The message, posted on the front page of the company's support webpage, warns customers that counterfeit power adapters and batteries could pose safety issues. The company also offers customers that might have had a recent battery replacement the option to bring in their devices to an Apple Store or authorized service provider to check if the battery is genuine. 9to5mac.com

Amazon Underfire in the UK
Amazon Warehouse Workers Have Resorted To Sleeping In Tents

Amazon factory workers in Britain are sleeping in tents close to one of the company's largest UK warehouses because they can't afford the commute to work, Scottish newspaper The Courier has reported.

The facility, one of 12 in the UK, hosts 1,500 permanent staff, but the increase in order demand around the Christmas and New Year period sees more than 3,000 extra staff hired. The incident throws light on the hidden supply chains and unseen labor of online shopping, especially during busy periods.

"The wages are too low which means people are driven to live like this to make work pay. The intensity of the work means that people are just working, eating and sleeping," he said. Motherboard asked Rennie whether workers resorting to sleeping in tents was a case of low pay or too many working hours. He replied, "It is a bit of both. It's long hours, low pay and intense work. Pickers are expected to walk a half marathon a day. They work until they drop."

In an emailed statement, Amazon UK told Motherboard, "Amazon provides a safe and positive workplace. The safety and wellbeing of our permanent and temporary associates is our number one priority." The company also said it is proud to have created thousands of permanent jobs in its UK fulfilment centers over the last five years. "We pay competitive wages - all permanent and temporary Amazon associates start on 7.35 pounds an hour or above regardless of age and 11 pounds an hour and above for overtime," said Amazon. The national living wage in Britain is 7.20 pounds an hour for workers over the age of 25. vice.com

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Former Employee of Connoisseur Wines arrested in Alaska for theft of $357,000
A Chicago woman accused of stealing more than $357,000 from her former employer in Niles, IL was arrested in Alaska on Nov. 30. Tatiana Lopez, 49, of Chicago, is being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau, Alaska, after being arrested on an out-of-state warrant. She is being held without bail in Alaska on felony charges of theft, continuing financial crimes and forgery. Lopez stole $357,256.77 from Connoisseur Wines between 2009 and 2011; about 95 unauthorized checks were written. Lopez will be sent back to Chicago on Dec 29. chicagotribune.com

Danbury, CT: Man arrested on Warrant for theft of $7,200 from Abercrombie & Fitch merchandise
A 38-year-old Queens man was arrested on a warrant Saturday for stealing more than $7,260 worth of clothes at Abercrombie & Fitch at the Danbury Fair Mall in March. Mauricio A. Villegas stole the items back in March but escaped police and, when he was recently arrested in Delaware. Villegas was charged with third degree larceny, embezzlement, theft from a building, shoplifting and more. news-times.com

Denver, CO: Sneaker Thieves Target Consignment Shop... Again
A popular consignment sneaker store on South Broadway was burglarized overnight, making it the second time the store was hit in just three years of business. The sneaker resale market is said to be worth $1 billion. The merchandise is often rare and exclusive enough to be a hot commodity to thieves when sneakers range in price from a couple hundred dollars up to thousands per pair. It was 18 months ago when the owners of Vices Sneaker Boutique off Broadway were robbed at gunpoint. That's when they upped their security, with patrons having to be buzzed in. Despite the security upgrades, the sneaker resale shop was hit again early Monday morning. cbslocal.com

Four shoplifters hit for $1,000 in clothing from store inside casino
Four Lake Charles men are accused of shoplifting clothing from a store inside a local casino. The four stolen shirts and two pairs of pants are worth $1,018, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Commander James McGee said. The men entered the store on Dec. 6 and stole the items by concealing them in their pants, McGee said. The men returned to the casino on Dec. 7 and were detained by security until deputies arrived. kplctv.com

Oro Valley, AZ: Oro Valley police are looking for three shoplifters who may be targeting stores in the area
"We are seeing an increase in our fraud and shoplifting incidents in our community," Lt. Kara Riley said. Oro Valley Police are looking for three suspects in connection to the theft; two women and a man who shoplifted some high-end items from the Super Walmart in Oro Valley on Nov. 4. As one of the suspects is approached by Loss Prevention, the male accomplice comes to her resque, then nearly struck a pedestrian with his stolen get-a-way truck. kvoa.com

St Paul, MN: Juvenile Flash Mob hits Kmart stealing Pellet, paintball & BB guns stolen
PPolice detained 10 juveniles after a theft of mostly pellet and paintball guns from a Kmart in St. Paul on Sunday. Officers were patrolling in the Kmart parking lot at 6:20 p.m. when they saw a group running from the store's front door. They appeared to be carrying items and were dropping them as they ran. A group of people came in the store "in a 'flash mob' style," They took seven pellet, paintball and BB guns, according to Police. The get a way car crashed into another vehicle nearby. Three people ran from the vehicle and police took them into custody in the area. No injuries were reported in the crash. twincities.com

Milwaukee, WI: 3 thefts, 30 minutes: Can you ID suspects who hit up Walgreens, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar?
Milwaukee police are asking for the public's help identifying three suspects wanted in connection to three crimes which occurred within 30 minutes on the city's northwest side. The string of thefts occurred on Wednesday, December 7th. fox6now.com

Washington, PA: Jaime E. Finseth and Scott A. Gill are each charged in connection with a Sept. 10 incident at Walmart
Finseth is charged with theft and conspiracy for allegedly stealing items valued at $190 from the store. Gill is charged with theft by deception and conspiracy for reportedly returning those items in exchange for a gift card. observer-reporter.com

Boardman, OH: Walgreens Energy Drink shoplifting Couple surrendered to Police Veronica L. Scott and Jamal Wingo surrendered on a warrant accusing him of stealing five cases of energy drinks Aug. 20 from Walgreens Pharmacy. vindy.com

Brownwood, TX: Woman tried to walk out of Walmart with nearly $500 in merchandise; 2 cases of alcohol

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Shootings & Deaths

Santa FE, NM: Shoplifter fired shot while fleeing store
Police on Monday night were looking for a shoplifting suspect who authorities say fired a gun at Home Depot employees as he fled from the store. No one was injured in the shooting around 3 p.m.

A city Police Department spokesman said the man sped south on Cerrillos Road toward Interstate 25 in a brown GMC Safari van with New Mexico license plates. A statement said the man is wanted on charges of armed robbery; resisting, evading or obstructing an officer; and negligent use of a deadly weapon. kob.com

Sunset Hills, MO: Police reviewing video from Home Depot after Employee is Accidentally shot in Restroom
A gun went off accidentally at the Home Depot store here Sunday, injuring a store employee, police said. Sunset Hills police were dispatched to the store, at 10890 Sunset Hills Plaza, at about 11:50 a.m. Sunday for a report of a shooting in the store's restroom. Someone dropped the gun, discharging one round. The bullet struck an employee, an adult male, in the leg. The employee was treated at a hospital for a non-life-threatening injury and released. Police believe the person who dropped the gun left the store and took the gun. stltoday.com

Baltimore, MD: Police arrest suspect in shooting of six

New Orleans, LA: Argument over refund at convenience store leads to triple shooting

Botswana, Africa: One Dead, One Hospitalized In Main Mall Police Shootout; 5th Reported shooting this year

Robberies & Thefts

Feds Charge Employee - Stealing $600,000 of Art From Employer & Selling
at Flea Market

The federal government announced Friday that it has charged a man in New York federal court with stealing at least 13 works of Native American and African tribal art worth more than $600,000 from his employer and attempting to sell them through a Manhattan-based flea market.

He has been charged with one count of interstate sale of stolen property in connection with his theft and attempted sale of the art, according to a recently unsealed complaint.

"Leon Zinder stole African tribal and Native American art from his employer over a two-year period, then fabricated stories of the pieces coming from a storage unit close-out sale or from an elderly widow in Arizona to establish a consignment sale relationship with an unsuspecting art dealer," Sweeney said in a statement Friday. "This case was brought forward to the FBI by an art dealer who started to realize these stories were too good to be true."

Specifically, from July 2010 through April 2012, Zinder was employed as an art handler for an unnamed New York-based company that manages an "extensive art collection" of African and Native American ethnographic works of art, and he stole at least 13 of them from its facilities, according to a statement from Bharara's office.

Then, from roughly September 2015 through October 2016, Zinder either sold or attempted to sell the stolen art through a consignment relationship with an art dealer who does business at an outdoor flea market in lower Manhattan, the release said.

Among the at least 13 works of art Zinder tried to sell through the dealer were at least three items he had stolen from one of his employer's facilities in Greenwich, Connecticut, and brought to Manhattan. law360.com

Wauwatosa, WI: FBI Unsolved Robberies: Man Escapes after Inside job at San Serv-U Pharmacy
The FBI is searching for 23-year-old Jaylen Campbell, wanted for his apparent role in an armed robbery at a Wauwatosa pharmacy in early August. According to the FBI, 4 people helped rob the Swan Serv-U Pharmacy, taking prescription pills and cash. Three of the suspects were arrested, but Campbell got away. cbs58.com

Dearborn, MI: Late Night Smash & Grab at a Video Game store
On video one can see the glass shatter and then broken pieces fly across the room as the suspects jump through the door and then start grabbing merchandise. The Owner says the men took more than $500 worth of merchandise but damage to his store is much more. Now he is offering a $1,00 reward. fox2detroit.com

Saginaw, MI: Police and Retailers team-up on Shoplifting sting yielding 17 arrests; $5,000 in merchandise recovered
Multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a shoplifting sting late last week across nearly two dozen retail stores in Saginaw and Kochville townships. Those efforts, according to a Saginaw Township Police Department press release, saw 17 people arrested on shoplifting charges and more than $5,000 in merchandise recovered. "This cooperative effort will hopefully send a message to thieves that we take crimes against our business community seriously," Saginaw Township Chief of Police Donald Pussehl stated in the press release. mlive.com

French Police hunt for gang who stole large gold shipment
A manhunt is under way in France for four thieves who have stolen a large shipment of gold from an armored truck before setting it on fire on a major motorway. A national gendarme service spokesman said that police have rescued the two drivers from the flaming truck thanks to a tip-off from a witness. Police vehicles and a helicopter are searching the surrounding area, near the A6 highway near the town of Dardilly. Calling such attacks extremely rare, the spokesman said they stole dozens of kilograms of gold. With gold selling at about $1,160 an ounce the value of the theft could top $1.1 Million. irishexaminer.com

Tampa, FL: Gun stores urged to tighten security

Chittenden County, VT: 5 Robberies in one weekend


Plainfield, IL: Fire shuts down Plainfield Wal-Mart; reopened 5 hours later
The Wal-Mart in the 2300 block of E. Main St., Plainfield, was temporarily closed due to a fire early Tuesday in the grocery section of the superstore. According to employees, one of the seafood coolers caught fire, filling the food portion of the store with smoke. They say they have asked for the Department of Health to respond to the scene to evaluate air quality and also what food can be saved from the meat department. There were no injuries. fox59.com

Miami, FL: Sprinkler system helps to contain fire at Ultra Mall in downtown Miami
A sprinkler system played a role in containing a fire that took place Monday night at Ultra Mall in downtown Miami. The fire started at about 10 p.m. Smoke was coming from the storefront of Flossie's -- a store that sells items such as incense, oils, candles and books. Miami Department of Fire-Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said, "a small fire was located inside of the store and was quickly extinguished." No injuries were reported. local10.com

Counterfeit Goods

UK: Stansted, England: Thousands of items including fake Harry Potter and Pokémon toys Seized at Stansted Airport
Thousands of Christmas presents including fake Harry Potter and Pokémon toys have been seized at Stansted Airport as festive shoppers are warned against buying counterfeit goods this festive season. In recent weeks, Border Force officers have made seizures of 100 plastic wands in boxes featuring images from the hit Warner Bros Harry Potter films, as well as more than 3,000 counterfeit cuddly toys featuring characters from Pokémon, Nintendo and Minecraft. cambridge-news.co.uk

Auto Zone - King George County, VA - Robbery
Bayou Chicken - New Orleans, LA - Shooting - Customer shoots 3 employees during dispute
Champion Farms - Burlington, VT- Robbery
Colonial Village Pharmacy - Webster Groves, MO - Armed Robbery
Crown Gold Exchange - Corona, CA - Armed Robbery
Crown Gold Exchange - Chino, CA - Armed Robbery
Cumberland Farms - Springfield, MA - Robbery
CVS - Greenville County, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Dollar Tree - Wesleyville, PA - Armed Robbery
Goodwill - Louisville, KY - Armed Robbery/ knife
Greenfield Bikes & Video Games - Dearborn, MI - Burglary
Guess Outlet - Vero Beach, FL - Robbery
HobbyTown - Edmond, OK - Burglary
Home Depot - Sante Fe, NM - Robbery/ Shooting
Little Caesar - Washington, PA - Burglary
Lucky Pawn - Gwinnett County, GA - Burglary
Kinney Drugs - Burlington, VT - Robbery
Midwest Gas - Schererville, IN - Robbery
Motel 6 - San Gabriel Valley, CA - Armed Robbery
Pop-N-Shack - Hueytown, AL - Armed Robbery/ Clerk shot and wounded
Rite Aid - Letcher County, KY - Armed Robbery
South Miami Market - Miami, FL - Shooting / 1 man killed, dispute over a woman
SuperAmerica - St Cloud, MN - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile - Brookline, MA - Burglary
Tuesday Morning - Petaluma, CA -Theft / Robbery
Walgreens - Jackson, MS - Burglary/ ATM
Walmart - Meridian, ID - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Geneseo, NY - Robbery/ Carjacking
Wiley's BBQ - Lubbock, TX - Armed Robbery
Xpress Mart - Plattsburgh, NY - Armed Robbery
Xtra Mart - North Stonington, CT - Armed Robbery
Ziba Salon - Anchorage, AK - Burglary
7-Eleven - Hanover County, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Central Falls, RI - Armed Robbery

Daily Totals:
26 robberies
7 burglaries
4 shootings
1 killed

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