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Exclusively on the D&D Daily: 2016 Robbery, Jobs and eCommerce
We've done the research, gathered the statistics,
and now it's your turn to see what the numbers are! Today, exclusively in
the Daily, you'll see the full year review of how many robberies the Daily
reported and what the trend looks like compared to last year. You'll also
get a look at the number of loss prevention and security jobs that the Daily
has reported on this past year, and the biggest eCommerce stories that hit
the web! Read these reports in our News, eCommerce and Internet Jobs
2016 Robbery Report: Robberies & Burglaries Up 28% Over 2015
2016 vs Dec. 2015:
Incidents Up 125%
The D&D Daily reported a total of 1,822 robberies and
burglaries across the United States in the fourth quarter of 2016, bringing
the total number of publicly reported incidents in 2016 to 5,974. This,
compared to last year's 4,666 total, is a 28% increase.
quarter of 2016, as the graph to the right indicates, saw a steady but
noticeable rise in the number of reported robberies and burglaries. From
Q1 (1,151 incidents) to Q4 (1,822 incidents) of 2016, there was a 58% increase.
Analyzing the fourth quarter of 2015 vs. the fourth quarter of 2016
shows an even bigger increase of 67%.
Finally, if we
compare only December of each year, publicly reported robberies spiked by an
astronomical 125%, suggesting that these incidents increased more substantially
at the end of 2016. In Dec. of 2015 there were just 313 reported
robberies and burglaries, compared to 704 in the same month of 2016.
After analyzing these cases and breaking
them down into three categories, we can also observe where the hot spots are in terms
of which cities, states and retailers see the most incidents.
2016 Robberies and Burglaries by City
In 2016, the cities with the greatest number of
publicly reported incidents were
Houston, TX (73), Memphis, TN (66), and Dayton, OH (65).
See the extended list of the top 15 cities in the graph above.
2016 Robberies and Burglaries by State
On a statewide level,
the highest number of reported robberies and burglaries in
2016 occurred in
Texas (485), California (419) and Florida (353) -
some of the most populous states in the
country and three states that have consistently seen the highest number of
incidents in each quarter of the year. The graph above depicts the top 15 states with the highest
number of robberies and burglaries in 2016.
2016 Robberies and Burglaries by Retailer
Of the cases reported by the Daily last year,
Dollar General (382), 7-Eleven (351),
(244) were the retailers with the most reported occurrences.
The graph above shows the
top 15 retailers with the most robberies and burglaries in 2016.
While we found that the number of these crimes continued to
steadily rise in each quarter
in 2016, the geographic and retail locations are often very similar. Throughout
the year, the top three states and retailers saw few changes. So while these cases continued to increase throughout the year
and 2016 saw a noticeable spike in robberies and burglaries, the states and retailers
It remains to be seen whether 2017 will continue last
year's trend, but if it does, we're likely to see another year with large
numbers of robberies and burglaries.
The D&D Daily’s
2017 Senior Asset Protection Honoree
Stinde, VP of AP for 7-Eleven
year at our Live in NYC Digital LP Conference, we take the time to recognize
a senior Loss Prevention leader who we feel embodies what all good leaders
have in common and what all good leaders should strive to accomplish and
practice. Some say good leaders aren’t born - that they’re made and
developed and while a lot of that is true there are common traits that
aren’t learned in books or taught at Universities.
about the traits of fairness, of being grounded in doing what’s right,
always taking care of their people and understanding that failure isn’t a
fault it’s a stepping stone to growth.
This year's honoree, Mark
Stinde, embodies those principals.
Mark has the courage to take
risks and try new things – cross over in different retail channels – and
recognized that he in fact needed to do more for his own career – at a time
when most would blow it off – he went back to college and earned his Master
degree all the while running a national program and raising a new family.
Congratulations Mark, from all of us at the D&D Daily!
Stay tuned for pictures and a recap from last night's event, coming soon!
New York Police
Commissioner James O’Neill Joins the LP Community at Annual D&D Daily Dinner
the successful "Live in NYC 2017" digital conference on Monday, where
solution providers and LP leaders participated in value-packed sessions,
NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill joined the LP community for a dinner
reception and to deliver remarks on current issues concerning the retail
O’Neill was appointed the 43rd police commissioner of the
City of New York by Mayor Bill de Blasio in September 2016. He had served
previously as chief of department, the NYPD’s highest uniformed rank. Widely
experienced in both the patrol and the investigative sides of the
department, Commissioner O’Neill is a hands-on police practitioner and a
dedicated police reformer.
Having the opportunity to hear from the
nation's top cop was a valuable experience for everyone in attendance on
Monday, and the D&D Daily thanks him for taking the time to join us.
The Amazon Effect: Store Closures
Brick-and-mortar retailers are
increasingly losing foot traffic and sales to online retailers as consumers
increasingly shift to online shopping, either by desktop or mobile device.
Sears, Macy's, Kohl's, and J.C. Penney have lost billions of dollars in
market value over the past 10 years, mainly because they failed to adapt to
a fast-changing retail environment where consumers can easily compare prices
and buy things online (see Figure 1).
Retailers like Macy's and Sears
stuck with dated and uninspiring store concepts carrying the same
merchandise and brands. Less foot traffic and heavy discounting caused sales
and profits to plummet. And as a consequence of constant discount-sales
events, they lost their pricing power.
Big box retailers forgot about
the importance of in-store customer experiences in an omni-channel world. In
other words, brick and mortars got too comfortable with what they already
had and it bit them. Over the same 10-year period, Amazon's market value has
grown by 1,934%.
The so-called "Amazon effect" is driving the way
retailers think about their customers, physical stores, and supply chains.
Retailers are now rushing to refine their store concepts and online sales
strategies to stay relevant and competitive.
Big box and department
store sales have decreased at a 4.7% compounded annual rate, from 2006 to
2015, according to data from Mazzone & Associates (see Figure 2). I expect
the Amazon effect will result in more closures and consolidation in 2017 and
2018 in the broader retail industry.
Expert: Macy's may eventually close
'hundreds' of stores
Macy’s Inc. fired the person in
charge of in-store growth initiatives last week, prompting one retail expert
to predict “hundreds” more store closures could be in the company’s future.
“We’re in the second inning,” said Howard Davidowitz, a New York-based
retail consultant. “The fastest growing area of their business is online.
What do you do with all these stores?”
Macy's Chief Financial Officer
Karen Hoguet wouldn't rule out additional store closures in a November
conference call with analysts.
“We think closing 100 stores roughly
will get us to the optimal fleet size," she said. "Things happen all the
time in terms of real estate, malls and locations that I can't predict. So,
are we 100 percent sure that it's just 100 stores? No, of course not.”
Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail
jobs in the US
Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000
retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing
locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that there will also be
about 24,000 construction jobs generated by its expansion plans. There will
be 59 new, expanded and relocated Walmart and Sam's Clubs locations,
according to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The company plans $6.8 billion in capital
investments in the U.S. in the coming fiscal year, which begins on Feb. 1.
Wet Seal Mulling Bankruptcy
Wet Seal may be taking the plunge into bankruptcy — again. Bloomberg
reported that the mall retailer is considering bankruptcy, but also a sale,
in the wake of struggles to right itself.
In a series of steps to
turn around operations, Wet Seal had closed hundreds of stores, yet had been
bedeviled by slowing foot traffic seen across malls nationwide. At present,
the firm has 171 locations across 42 states.
A bankruptcy would mark
the second in two years for Wet Seal, and in its previous filing, it had
sold assets to Versa in an agreement that also gave the firm $7.5 million in
Tiffany feels the Trump effect on 5th
Security barricades, protesters and a
perpetual media encampment in and around Trump Tower since the election has
left a patina on sales at Tiffany, the posh jeweler who’s flagship store is
just steps from the president-elect’s front door.
Tuesday that sales at its store on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue tumbled 14 percent
in November and December, compared with the same period last year, partly
due to “post-election traffic disruptions.”
Tiffany & Co. has been
under pressure more broadly, however, and overall sales in the Americas
declined by 4 percent.
Chanel Named in Discrimination Lawsuit
by Former Employee
A former assistant manager of a
Chanel boutique in San Francisco has slapped the Paris-based design house
with a strongly-worded lawsuit alleging discrimination, harassment,
retaliation, and wrongful termination. According to Mia Komarevic’s
complaint, which was filed in November in the Superior Court of the State of
California, a state court in San Francisco, she was subjected to a “campaign
of harassment” during her tenure with Chanel before being fired.
Komarevic states in her complaint, “During her first year, she was
consistently recognized as a dedicated employee. That changed when Ms.
Komarevic witnessed a Director violate company policy and state law by
wearing merchandise out of the store for the night without paying for it and
without permission, ultimately returning it to the store to be sold as new
merchandise.” Moreover, Komarevic further asserts that she “followed
Chanel's policy by reporting this incident to her manager, Loss Prevention,
and Corporate Operations.”
After submitting her report, Komarevic
claims that her fellow managers “responded by ostracizing her, excluding her
from training opportunities, and critiquing her performance. Most
egregiously, they attempted to force her to quit by intentionally preventing
her from practicing her religion ... by changing her schedule to force her
to work on Sundays.”
“Eight days after Ms. Komarevic reiterated her
request for a religious accommodation in writing, Chanel fired her, citing
unspecified ‘performance reasons.’”
Top 10 Workplace Trends:
#4 People Analytics
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) has
published its fourth annual Top 10 Workplace Trends list. Several of the
trends on this list signify great changes in the way workplaces function. It
appears “change” will be a major trend itself in organizations this year.
Not only will organizations be focused on
integrating data from across multiple sources and systems, they also will
see a growing focus on using analytics to address talent-related questions.
Talent/people analytics will continue to be a top priority for
organizations this year, with employers using analytics for HR decision
making, assisting in selection decisions and talent identification and
management. Organizations will need to focus on how to leverage the massive
amounts of data collected on employees to drive better insights.
Spokeo May Bump Ikea Shopper's Suit To
State Court: 9th Circ
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eBay Partners with Retail and State Troopers on
large pawn takedown in PA
eBay Global Asset Protection partnered with multiple retailers and State
Troopers in a pawn shop raid. Troopers saw a pattern of transactions indicative
of retail theft and refund fraud. Additionally, troopers noticed the high amount
of “merchant cards,” or store credits generated by returns of items to stores
without receipts, and the number of repeat customers who routinely and
frequently sell the same items. State police also sent a trooper undercover as a
frequent seller of suspicious goods.
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Ransomware: How A
Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability
From an IT perspective, one of the most aggravating things about ransomware
is that even after the attack gains a foothold, it should be relatively easy
to stop. The file encryption — which actually does the damage — is the final
stage of a multistep process. In fact, there are several opportunities to
block the attack before it affects valuable data. First, if the attack is
caught by URL filters or secure Web gateways, it will be averted.
second step is where the initial malware "drop" downloads the ransomware
program. To do this, it must connect back to the attacker's server from
within the compromised network. It's only after the ransomware program
itself deploys inside the victim's environment that it encrypts local and
network server files. And still, before the process can launch, most
ransomware must connect to a command-and-control server, to create the
public-private key pair that encrypts the data.
At any point in the
process, a network security stack has ample chance to block the malicious
program from making these connections, and data lockdowns would never
With all these opportunities to stop the attack, how has
ransomware been so successful?
Modern networks see their
vulnerability go up thanks to a patchwork of point solutions. It's not
sustainable to expect IT pros to update each point solution, and patch every
existing firewall, when each new attack vector comes about. Skilled
attackers will always build new threats faster than IT can defend against
them. For ransomware, the critical test is, "how fast can you roll defenses
trend toward cloud-based security and the promise of a "patch once, fix all"
model are starting to correct the problem. Cloud defenses promote quicker
adaptation to ransomware mutations. The idea is to consolidate all traffic
from physical locations and mobile users, and integrate a single firewall
service as a permanent "line of sight" between any given user, any given
device, and a potential threat source. In this respect, the cloud is not
just about saving work, but also about improving speed to security.
Don’t Rely on Ransomware
Laws to Catch Hackers
A new ransomware law
took effect in California on Jan. 1 but is unlikely to help companies catch
and prosecute the people conducting such hacks. For the law to be enforced,
law enforcement needs to be able to identify an individual hacker, which is
almost impossible given the ways attackers can conceal their locations, said
Michael Overly, a partner at law firm Foley & Lardner LLP. “The most important aspect of the law is
that it...highlights to businesses that this is a continuing threat and that
businesses need to act themselves to address this.”
Laws already were
in place that made such attacks a crime, but the California law serves the
purpose of placing a spotlight on ransomware attacks, which are viewed by the
organized crime groups behind most of them as an easy way to make money, with
little expense to conduct them and little chance of getting caught, said Mr.
Rather than rely on a law to help win justice after an attack
occurs, Mr. Overly said companies instead should shore up their defenses to
protect against an attack and make sure they back up critical data and have
resiliency plans to get back online quickly should ransomware take down the
Spotlight on The Zellman Group
Attention All LP Professionals!
This January, The Zellman Group is entering
into its twentieth year of business. To celebrate this accomplishment, we wanted
to give back to the LP community. Over the last twenty years the Zellman team
has realized how important education is to the growth of an LP professional.
If you or someone you know is looking to grow in the LP field, starting January
1st we will be running a LPC Scholarship Essay Contest. We are giving
away 20 LPC Scholarships for essays that best answer the question:
How will a LPC change your career path?
If you are interested, email a 400-word essay response to
email@example.com by April 1st 2017. If you have any questions,
please feel free to reach out.
The only requirements to submit an essay are:
● You must have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent.
● You must have three years of loss prevention experience.
- Examples: Corporate Analyst, LPM, LP Operations, LP
● Without LP experience you must pass the LPQ exam AND have 1 of the 3 below:
- 3 years of business experience, Bachelor Degree, or
● You must be free from pending felony charges or convictions (or military
equivalent of court martial charges and/or convictions).
● You must be free from pending misdemeanor charges or convictions involving
moral turpitude ("moral turpitude" means an offense that calls into question the
integrity or judgment of the offender, such as fraud, bribery, corrruption,
theft, embezzlement, solicitation, etc.).
The Zellman Group is a loss prevention services and consulting company
working in the retail, food service, and hospitality industries. From Analytics,
Civil Recovery, eCommerce Fraud Detection and Operations, their proven solutions
provide measureable results for companies of any size or segment. In this LPNN
interview, Zellman Group CEO Stuart Levine
talks about the investments they've made in people and technology and the
risk-averse approach they take to civil recovery. While
VP of Business Development, tells us how his prior experience working with TZG
as a VP of LP on the retail side led him to join Zellman's all-star team.
LPNN Quick Take #14
As the solution provider portion of our "Live in NYC" broadcast wraps up,
MCs Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley
kick off the second part of the day, featuring more interviews with the LP
leaders of today educating those of tomorrow!
Solution Providers, have a video or
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eCommerce Stories from 2016
The Russian Methbot Scam Is
Just the Tip of the Ad Fraud Iceberg
In what appears to be the largest digital advertising scam in history, a group
of Russian hackers reportedly built a click-fraud machine that stole up
to $5 million daily from top advertisers and publishers. But even that
is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online ad fraud.
Estimates are that billions of dollars are lost annually because of
fraudulent clicks, fake traffic, and other scams. But because of the
way the online-advertising market is structured, with several layers of
middlemen and ad networks, there is little incentive to stop it.
The latest scam involved a network of computers that pretended to be human web
surfers so they could generate fake traffic to bogus websites and report fake
clicks. It was discovered by a security firm called White Ops, which dubbed the
"bot-net" operation Methbot, after a code word found in the program the hackers
used to operate the network. Read more
Big shopping portals take on
Amazon, Alibaba, others hope stricter controls bring better reliability
Amazon.com of the U.S., China's
Holding and other online sales portals are stepping up efforts to eliminate
counterfeit products on their platforms.
Amazon has enlisted the help of makers who sell their products via its sites to
identify counterfeits. It has started to sue malicious merchants. And in
October, the company banned reviews from some writers who are enticed with free
The anti-counterfeit campaigns come with a glut of fake goods already on the
market. In 2014, $1.7 trillion worth of counterfeits were sold -- as
much as 10% of all merchandise sold online around the world, according to
estimates from the International Chamber of Commerce.
For its part, Alibaba has introduced countermeasures, including the use of
artificial intelligence to filter for suspicious merchandise, check on the
reliability of each merchant and speed up the time it takes to suspend
counterfeit sales after they are detected. Read more
'Operation Cloud Sword'
Alibaba Uses Big Data to Bust 400+ Counterfeit
Operation Cloud Sword, a joint effort between Alibaba Group and Chinese law
enforcement, has cracked down on 417 counterfeit production rackets.
Cloud Sword, which ran from April to July this year, took down down offline
counterfeiting and criminal rings.
It utilises Alibaba technology, complex algorithms, machine learning, optical
character recognition and mapping to comb the Taobao marketplace and
automatically generate leads to help law enforcement determine the source of a
fake product. Read more
ICE 'Operation In Our Sites' keeps Internet
clear of fakes
thousand copyright-infringing websites and third-party marketplace listings
selling counterfeit pharmaceuticals, automotive parts and other fake items
to unsuspecting consumers have been criminally and administratively seized
and removed in an effort that combines the resources of global
law-enforcement agencies and industry.
There were roughly
15,000 illegal websites seized and 48,000 erroneous ecommerce links removed
over the past year as part of Operation In Our Sites VII, an effort
conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Europol,
Interpol and members of industry to crackdown on individuals using the
Internet to peddle bogus goods and other copyright-protected material that
threaten the health and safety of shoppers.Read more ice.gov
Cyber Monday Becomes 'The
Cyber Monday (By The Numbers)
So, it was a big day, but was it big enough to beat back Black Friday as the
holiday season's main shopping event?
Well, by the numbers:
$3.39 Billion | The total estimated sales brought in during the
Cyber Monday shopping rush (according to Adobe's early data).
$3.34 Billion | Black Friday's total one-day haul, according to
Adobe. So, yes, Cyber Monday did edge out Black Friday.
$540 Million | The amount of money that had already been spent
online, according to Adobe, as of the end of Cyber Monday morning.
154 Million | The number of online shoppers who braved the
eCommerce sites during the holiday shopping weekend - that is a 3
million human pick-up from last year's 151 million.
2-7 | The number of days "Cyber Monday" is lasting this year.
Many stores are offering deals into Tuesday, and players like Macy's and Target
are celebrating what they are calling Cyber Week. Read more pymnts.com
This is Amazon's grocery
store of the future: No cashiers, no registers,
and no lines
called Amazon Go, doesn't work like a typical Walmart - instead,
shoppers use an app, also called Amazon Go, to scan the products they plan
to buy, then they can walk out of the building without waiting in a a
checkout line. Read more
U.S. is the Global Fraud
Online Fraud Attempts Expected to Increase 43% During Peak Holiday Season Due to
As the busy holiday shopping season approaches, global retailers can expect a 12
percent growth in online fraudulent activity in the upcoming holiday season,
compared with the same period last year-and lower ticket prices on
fraudster-targeted gifts and products, according to new benchmark data from ACI
Principal findings include:
• Card Not Present (CNP) global online fraud attempt rates are
expected to increase 12 percent by volume over the same peak holiday
period in 2015-with sales to increase by nearly the same rate (13 percent) in
° Fraud and new business growth are rising at the same rate
globally. Read more
"Fraud is not a person - it is a dynamic grouping of statistics that deviate
from the norm."
Stuart B. Levine, CFI, CFCI
CEO, The Zellman Group & Zelligent
OH: Jewelry store employees subdue thief that fled with more than $25k in
Employees told police the suspect
entered the business several times looking at diamond rings while flashing
what appeared to be a wad of cash. Police later determined it was cut-up
paper with currency on the outside.
Employees told police they were
showing the man several pieces of jewelry when he grabbed them and ran out
the door. The value of the items stolen totaled $26,500, according to the
TPD report. Police say three employees pursued the suspect and caught him in
a neighboring parking lot, holding him down until police arrived.
Smyrna woman gets 10 years in $4 million multistate jewelry heist
Nearly two-and-half weeks after a Smyrna resident pleaded guilty to a
multistate jewelry heist, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison on
conspiracy, interfering with commerce by robbery and firearm charges. Police
say she stole more than $4 million in jewels.
Abigail Kemp was
trained – groomed even – on the art of the jewelry thefts, but the final
nail in her robbery career came Friday. One of the accomplices, Larry
Gilmore, 43, of Atlanta, was sentenced to 32 years in prison, U.S.
Department of Justice North District of Florida spokeswoman Amy Alexander
said. The two must also pay back $1.5 million in restitution.
Paris, France: Police
seize 'golden hands' thief who stole $5M in jewellery from under dealers'
A suspected thief dubbed "golden hands"
whose nimble fingers enabled him to steal 5.5 euros (£4.8m) million in diamonds
from under the noses of a Paris jewellers late December has been arrested in
Romania after seeking to sell the gems.
French detectives said they
were astounded by the skill of George Ploscaru, 42, after he allegedly
breezed into Swiss jewellers De Grisogono in rue La Boétie, central Paris,
on December 30 undisguised and walked out with two diamonds and two rings
swiped from a private viewing salon without raising staff suspicions. Taking
advantage of a "split second of inattention" on the part of the vendor, he
swiped all four pieces and replaced them with fakes without the staff member
noting anything untoward. Police in his native Romania have reportedly
dubbed him the "the thief with the golden hands".
New Market, ON: Police hunt for
suspects after smash and grab at Knappett Jewellers
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PA: Teen Boy Shot, Killed Inside His Father's West Philly Store
Sean D. Jones, 16, was inside the Gary Global Links
Video Productions store when a gunman went inside and opened fire. Jones was
struck once in the head. Witnesses say his father, who works at the store,
found Jones on the floor moments after the shooting.
A weapon has not
been recovered and no arrests have been made. Police told NBC10 they have
access to surveillance video which should show the gunman entering the store
though they are not releasing it at this time.
Los Feliz, CA: Chevron
employee fatally shot during robbery
An employee at a
Chevron station in Los Feliz was shot and killed during a robbery early
Tuesday morning, and the shooter was at large. According to Los Angeles
police, the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. at the Chevron in Los Feliz.
The employee was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The search for the gunman was ongoing.
TX: Man killed in Kroger parking lot
argument in a Bedford grocery store parking lot led to deadly gunfire Monday
night. Bedford police said there was a confrontation between two men outside
the Kroger store around 5 p.m. Monday evening. Police believe the violence
may have started because of a fender bender or dent on one of the vehicles.
There are conflicting reports about whether both men were armed, but one
ended up shooting the other several times. The injured man, identified as
28-year-old Sam Smith, was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Plymouth, IN: Man
arrested for attack, attempted robbery at Kroger; Shot fired by customer
Plymouth police have arrested a man who allegedly robbed a person after
attempting to steal from Kroger on Jan. 12. The Plymouth Police Department
was called about a man who had tried to rob the Kroger. The same person then
reportedly attacked and robbed someone in the store's parking lot. Another
customer fired a handgun into the air in an effort to stop the attack. The
suspect then ran from the scene.
Lynnwood, WA: Employee
stabbed at Alderwood Mall food court, suspect in custody
An Alderwood Mall employee was stabbed Sunday afternoon at the mall’s food
court. A 37-year-old suspect is in custody, according to Lynnwood police.
Police say the suspect got into a confrontation with the mall employee
moments before the stabbing. “What we’re hearing was that it was an unhappy
customer at the food court restaurant who became disruptive and violent,”
said Lynnwood Fire Battalion Chief Jason Turner. The victim was transported
to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, police
Lauderhill, FL: Man Shot To Death In
Front Of Lauderhill Fish Market
Houston, TX: Gun store worker opens
fire on alleged burglars with AR-15
Robberies & Thefts
Hobart, IN: Employee charged in $3,000 theft
A Portage woman was been
charged in the theft of more than $3,000 from the Carson Pirie Scott store
at Westfield Southlake mall, police said. Takyla Prince, 24, is accused of
failing to ring up numerous items during multiple transactions Dec. 31 and
Jan. 1, removing sensors and placing them in a bag with one item she
actually rang up, according Lake Criminal Court records. The total loss to
Carson's was about $3,323, according to a probable cause affidavit. A loss
prevention officer observed the alleged thefts via a surveillance system.
Bay, WI: Police concerned about parents using kids to help steal from local
Green Bay Police are concerned
over the number of repeated retail thefts they’re seeing, especially the
cases where adults are using kids to steal. They began a new way to crack
down and prevent the thefts Monday afternoon.
The faces of five
people are now shown on the Green Bay Police Department’s Facebook page,
identified as chronic retail theft offenders, having been caught stealing
from stores four times or more. They say they want retailers and the general
public to see those pictures, hoping it might deter future illegal activity.
Australia: Serial thief lifts thousands in
goods over 11 months
Opal gemstones, expensive
wine, luxury watches and even a hair dryer were allegedly taken by Melbourne
man Daniel Bowd. Court documents reveal Bowd is accused of stealing a wide
range of goods from petty cash to large sums contained in safes, jewellery
and luxury goods over 11 months. He has been charged with 113 separate
burglary-related charges. In one burglary in September last year at an
upmarket hair salon on Collins Street, Bowd allegedly pocketed a hair dryer,
a computer and cash valued at $45,150. He's also accused of hitting a store
in Docklands twice, allegedly stealing about $80,000 worth of opal gems, 31
watches and cash, then another $95,000 worth of jewellery two months later.
Salem, OR: Police Arrest Second Person
For Alleged Theft of $500 Drone from Salem Walmart
Oak Brook, IL: Suspects crash into
police cars at Oakbrook Center after stealing from TJ Maxx
Rapid City, SD: 3 Kohl's shoplifters
arrested after pursuit
Niagara Falls, NY: Serial Cheez-It
keeps stealing from same Upstate NY store, evading police
East Lampeter Township, PA: Man sought
in theft from Kohl's
Yakima, WA: Bi-Mart fire
estimated at more than $1 million in damages found to be arson
A fire which broke out at the Bi-Mart early Tuesday, leaving damages
estimated at more than a million dollars, was arson, authorities said.
Firefighters responded to find a relatively small fire in the second floor
storage area, according to a news release from the Yakima Fire Department.
The building's sprinkler system kept the fire from spreading, and
firefighters said they were able to rapidly knock it down. While there was
only minor damage to the building, there was significant smoke and water
damage and it's uncertain how much of the store's stock will be salvageable,
Camp Hill, PA: Trio used 27 different
credit cards in 17 Walmart transactions; Defrauded victims of nearly $2,000
Janesville, WI: Man accused of
skimming, cloning Janesville debit cards
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C-Store - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
Chevron - Los Feliz, CA - Armed Robbery/Shooting -
Chicho’s Convenience Store - Brockton, MA - Armed
Citgo - North Stonington, CT - Armed Robbery
Cocoa Hut - Nanticoke, PA - Armed Robbery
Exxon - Franklin Square, NY - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Frederica, DE - Armed Robbery
Full Armor Firearms - Houston, TX -
Gary Global Links Videos Productions -
Philadelphia, PA - Shooting/Teen shot and killed
Honeyland Farms - Chicopee, MA - Armed Robbery
Interstate Foodland - Canton Township, PA - Armed
Jimmy John's - Peoria, IL - Armed Robbery
Kangaroo - Greenville, SC - Armed Robbery
Kangaroo - North Charleston, SC - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Lake Highlands, TX - Armed Robbery
Murphy USA - Little Rock, AR - Robbery
Murphy USA - Little Rock, AR - Robbery (second
robbery in 24 hours)
One Stop - Rock Hill, SC - Armed Robbery
Pantry Convenience Store - Avis, PA - Armed Robbery
Shell - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery/1 of 3 in
Shell - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery/1 of 3 in
S&K Convenience Store - Penbrook, PA - Armed
Stop & Go Mart - Chicopee, MA - Armed Robbery
Subway - Palos Park, IL - Armed Robbery
T&C Number Three Food Market - Escambia County, FL
- Shooting/clerk shot
Turkey Hill Minit Market - Honey Brook Township, PA
- Armed Robbery
Walmart - Tempe, AZ - Shooting/no injuries
Verizon - South Whitehall, PA - Armed Robbery
Virginia ABC - Bedford County, VA - Robbery
76 Gas Station - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery/1 of
3 in same night
7-Eleven - Oklahoma City, OK - Armed Robbery
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