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Larry Carroll promoted to Vice President of
Asset Protection, Inventory Analytics & Compliance for 99 Cents Only Stores
Larry was the Vice President of Asset Protection, where he was in charge of the
efforts to rebuild the previously outsourced AP team. He took on this role in
2015. Previously he was the Director of Loss Prevention for BevMo! and had been
there for over a year. He has held other loss prevention roles such as Director
of Loss Prevention/ Senior LP Division Manager for SaveMart
Supermarkets/Albertsons, and Director of Regional Loss Prevention, Regional
Investigator and Area LP Manager for Lowe's. Congratulations Larry!
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NYC Blows it - Loses Amazon's HQ2
Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters
Amazon said on Thursday that it was canceling plans to build a corporate campus
in New York City. The company had planned to build a sprawling complex in Long
Island City, Queens, in exchange for nearly $3 billion in state and city
But the deal had run into fierce opposition from local lawmakers who criticized
providing subsidies to one of the world’s most valuable companies. Amazon said
the deal would have created more than 25,000 jobs.
Amazon’s decision is a major blow for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de
Blasio, who had set aside their differences to lure the giant tech company to
Amazon Statement: After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move
forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City,
We do not intend to re-open the HQ2 search at this time. We will proceed as
planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and
grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada.
Amazon's full statement
California Democrats Introduce ‘Immunity from Arrest’ Law
aimed at protecting sex workers
has implications for robberies, burglaries & violent crimes
California Democrats have introduced legislation to shield a person from the
consequences of crimes they commit in California, even violent ones, as long as
the person reports the crimes to authorities. The language of the proposed
statute appears to immunize a person from ANY crime so long as they are
reporting a violation of a sex crime law. And it appears the Legislative Counsel
went along with this, based on the bill language.
Senate Bill 233, authored by Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and coauthored
by State Assembly members Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and Laura Friedman
(D-Glendale), says: “A person who is reporting a crime of sexual assault,
human trafficking, stalking, robbery, assault, kidnapping, threats, blackmail,
extortion, burglary, or another violent crime shall not be arrested for a crime
Sen. Wiener and the
San Francisco Chronicle reported that this legislation is all about
protecting victimized sex workers. However, the truth in what is being said and
reported about this bill is one thing and what the actual text of the
legislation states is an entirely different matter.
UK Grocer: Proposed cuts to Tesco security 'will
put staff and customers at risk', say local workers and trade unionists
Local Tesco workers and Derry trade unions have expressed serious concerns after
the retail giant admitted plans to cut security staff across its stores.
The cost-saving move could potentially place customers and staff at risk if they
are expected to challenge shop-lifters or violent customers.
Yesterday, a Tesco spokesperson confirmed to the Derry News: “The changes are
part of an annual review and as a result there will be a small reduction in
security support colleagues in low risk stores. This will not affect the robust
security measures that are currently in place and the safety of our colleagues
and customers continues to be our main priority.”
In its January statement, Tesco announced that up to 9,000 staff would be
affected by cuts. It said that due to customers “shopping in different ways” and
using counters “less frequently.”
Editor's Note: First time I've ever seen a union and workers
complain about security cuts. Now that reflects what we're all seeing, both in
the U.S. and the UK - the increased violence and shoplifting in stores. For the
unions to voice it as a concern means the entire workforce is complaining and
Judge: Walmart firing violated Arizona medical
Walmart discriminated against an worker at an Arizona store when it fired the
employee, a medical marijuana cardholder, solely due to a positive drug test, a
federal judge ruled last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of
Arizona (Whitmire v.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 3:17-cv-08108 (D. Ariz. Feb. 7, 2018)).
A federal district court judge granted sua sponte summary judgment in part for
the plaintiff on the question of Walmart's liability for discrimination under
the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA). "Without any evidence that Plaintiff
'used, possessed or was impaired by marijuana' at work, ... it is clear that
Defendant discriminated against Plaintiff in violation of A.R.S. § 36-2813(B)(2)
of the AMMA by suspending and then terminating Plaintiff solely based on her
positive drug screen," the judge said.
Editor's Note: With 30 states now legalizing marijiuana and it
remaining against federal law, retail amercia is going to be faced with dozens
if not hundreds of law suits around every aspect of the emloyment process. From
onsite injury’s, to making home delivery’s, driving forklifts, warehouse work,
etc. Virtually every aspect of employment law will be tested and much of it
redefined. Certainly LP has to be intimately involved in these processes and
especially from the workmens compensation prospective.
This case specifically deals with usage the night before and not day of or
during work. Therein lies what will be debated for decades.
What CFOs Are Reading
2019 Pay Raises - 19% Say No Raise - Bonuses & Perks
Companies Are Worried About Employee Retention, But Don't Plan to Raise Pay
A study from PayScale found companies are hoping to use perks and targeted
increases to keep key employees.
Sixty-six percent of companies said
employee retention is a major concern, but a large majority of them
don’t plan to raise compensation in a meaningful amount amid concerns the
economy might be headed toward a recession, according to a survey from PayScale.
Sixty-nine percent of companies said they plan to increase base pay by
3% or less this year, just keeping pace with inflation. Nineteen percent
said they planned no base-pay increase at all.
Two thirds of companies said they
planned to use bonuses to retain top performers and more than 40% said
they gave base-pay increases of 10% or more for highly competitive jobs, such as
The survey found one-third of companies will offer paid family leave in 2019, up
slightly from last year. Nine percent of employers said they would offer
unlimited paid time off, up from 5% three years ago. Forty-four percent of
companies said they would allow employees to work remotely in 2019, up from 39%
in 2018. Allowing employees to work remotely can help companies save money on
Compensation Best Practices Report drew on more than 7,000 companies
that answered questions about compensation, employee engagement, and
2,187 Closures in First Month of 2019 & Counting
America Still Has Too Many Stores
Sales Up But Shuttering Large Numbers of Stores Continues
A new report by Coresight Research said mass store closings are in the offing
again this year, following 2018 when 5,524 turned off their lights and
2017 when 8,139 closed. So far in 2019, retailers have announced 2,187 store
closures, Ascena Retail, Charlotte Russe, Gymboree and J.C. Penney locations
While department stores and some specialty operators struggle, discount and
dollar store operators continue to add locations. Retailers, according to
Coresight, have announced 1,411 new store openings, offsetting almost two-thirds
of those being shuttered.
'No light at the end of the tunnel' for store
Store closure announcements are up 23%, hitting 2,187, versus this time
last year and more are on their way as a result of several major bankruptcies
and others on their way. The firm anticipates store closures this year to look a
lot like the store closures in 2017 and 2018.
The number of retail bankruptcies filed within the first six weeks of 2019 is
already at one-third of last year's total, according to the report.
Not all sectors are experiencing net closures though. Last year, general
merchandisers collectively opened nearly 1,400 stores, niche specialty stores
opened 75, food retail opened 58, sporting goods opened 22, internet businesses
opened 11 and warehouse clubs opened 9.
There are still way too many stores in America. The country has significantly
more retail space per person — 23.5 square feet — than countries like Canada
— 16.4 square feet — or Australia — 11.1, according to a 2016 report from
Morningstar cited by Coresight.
E-commerce, too many stores and debt the three bullets taking down retailers.
Editor's Note: In this writer's opinion this is the bottom of
the barrel dying off last and it will not look pretty. For all of those private
equity groups who cashed-in in the 90s and 2000s the grim reaper is at the door
and e-commerce was the banana peel that was the final slip.
Illinois: Felony Threshold increase to $2,000; HB1614 In Committee on 2/13
HB1614 Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Increases the threshold amount of theft
not from the person and retail theft that enhances the offense from a
misdemeanor to a felony to $2,000. Provides that an enhancement from a
misdemeanor to a felony based on a prior conviction must only be for felony
House Sponsors Rep. Justin Slaughter
(D) and William Davis (D).
Natural Disasters Cost the U.S. $91 Billion in
According to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's
annual global analysis
report, there were 14 natural disasters that caused at least $1 billion each
in damages last year. This made 2018 the fourth-costliest year for natural
disasters in the U.S. since 1980.
report also named 2018 the fourth warmest year in a continued warming trend.
Director Store Operations - Inventory Management
Posted for Luxottica in Mason, OH
The Director Operations supports the brand profitability by safeguarding
LensCrafters assets,and minimizing shrink and damages. The role is
responsible to identify known or suspected internal and external issues
involving shrink, inventory and dishonesty while promoting an atmosphere of
prevention, awareness, and accountability. The role is responsible for the
analysis of inventory results to develop strategies, training and policies
to improve results across LensCrafters. The role is expected to strategically
partner with the Directors of Asset Protection and Inventory Control to
execute key strategies or initiatives key to Asset Protection and LensCrafters.
Lead the identification of risks across LensCrafters and administer solutions in
partnership with Asset Protection, utilizing appropriate tools within AP
Lead the development and implementation of Asset Protection & Inventory
Control programs within LensCrafters.
LensCrafters is the largest optical retailer in North America with 900+ stores
and as part of an eyewear industry leader, Luxottica, our love of eyes and
higher standard of quality have made LensCrafters a leader in vision care for
over 30 years. luxottica.com
Director of Loss Prevention Posted for
Cosentino's Food Stores in Johnson, KS
Provide strategic leadership and direction to the Loss Prevention Team.
Collaboratively partnering across the organization in a consultative manner to
help manage, identify, evaluate, control, and minimize exposure to all forms of
loss in a way that is financially responsible and operationally sustainable.
They have 27 stores and the job reports to the CFO.
T-Mobile Chief Gives Congress Pledge Not to Use
Canadian Tire Q4 up 2.2%, sales up 5.5%, full yr. sales up 5.9%
WEBINAR: How RC Willey Converted Sushi to Sales:
A Tale of Measuring ROI
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST
Are your stores’ promotional marketing events driving conversions? Tracking
return on investment for marketing strategies can be challenging for retailers
without actionable data. In this webinar, you’ll see how furniture retailer, RC
Willey, integrated network camera analytics with their POS system to reveal a
deeper analysis of store productivity. You’ll hear from Rod Mosher, Director
of Loss Prevention and Safety at RC Willey, who implemented Axis network
surveillance technologies to track conversions during a free sushi night
promotion. Through their analysis, they were able to determine that the
promotion brought in 30% more foot traffic and resulted in a 10% increase in
sales. Data like that is hard to ignore – with reliable business intelligence,
it’s easier than ever to optimize retail stores with faster decision-making and
a wealth of analytics data.
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Work Smart, Not Hard
to Solve Crime in Your Stores
We're yet to meet a retailer who finds it easy to report,
solve and prevent crime in their stores.
By Tom Batterbury,
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Auror
We recently shared our experiences of
re-imagining retail crime reporting. Getting good intel from stores is a
great first step, but it’s what you do with that intel that can disrupt crime at
your stores. Reporting crime without outcomes is just another cost of doing
business, and to put it frankly, a waste of time.
Wouldn't it be nice if all your intel started to WORK FOR YOU to help solve more
crime across your stores?
In this article we’ll share our perspectives on how software needs to help
retailers solve more cases, faster, by concentrating on these 4 critical
● Linking events to repeat people easily
Connect relationships between subjects automatically
Accessing images and CCTV to build intel
● Search, build and follow specific cases
Our data shows that just 10% of subjects are responsible for 50% of the loss.
These subjects are generally professional shoplifters or Organized Retail Crime
(ORC) groups that have a disproportionate impact on you and your organization.
So focusing on the people, rather than just the incidents, is a great way to
Repeat People and ORCMany systems we’ve seen AP/LP teams use do a decent job as a system of record
for each event that occurs in their stores. But they don’t make it easy to
identify and build connections between subjects, accomplices, and vehicles
across multiple events. Therefore, it makes sense that a system should be built
around connecting events to subjects and accomplices rather than the events
In our research we observed how challenging it can be for investigators to
connect the dots on events happening across their store network. And even in a
store environment, the store team may know they have apprehended a repeat
person, but it is too difficult for them to find the person in their system or
link a new incident to them. This slows down the process of identifying repeat
Read More Here
70% of Consumers Want Biometrics in the Workplace
Speed, simplicity, and security underscore their desire, a new study
Consumer Sentiment Survey," released by Veridium today, is based on
responses from 1,000 US adults who have experience using biometrics to log into
accounts. Respondents cited speed (35%), not having to remember passwords (33%),
and security (31%) as the main reasons for looking favorably on biometric
What's clear is that passwords have not evolved," says James Stickland, CEO of
Veridium. "They have only grown more complex and confusing, so we're finding
that consumers want to move the experience they've had with biometrics to the
George Avetisov, CEO of HYPR, says biometrics in the workplace will start at the
executive level, with smartphones for top execs, and work its way down to the
"On the consumer side, we're seeing large financial companies looking to use
biometrics in the payments arena for their customers." "We've also found that
there’s an ever-growing crowd of people who support eliminating the password,"
The Three Greatest Valentine’s Day Cyber Threats
Valentine’s Day is a boon to restaurants, retailers, flower shops, online dating
sites – and cyber hackers. That’s because consumers’ defenses are down, as they
search for great deals on gifts for loved ones – or seek to start a new
relationship online. As a result, company networks, from mid-market B2B
enterprises to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), can be compromised.
According to Comodo Cybersecurity, the three greatest Valentine’s Day cyber
threats this year are:
1. Phishing emails targeting online shoppers and daters
2. Malware advertising mimicking legitimate websites
3. Cyberattacks targeting point-of-sale devices
New California Governor Proposes "New Data
Tech Pays Consumers For Their Data
Some tech experts have suggested that companies like
Facebook and Google should pay consumers for their information.
his first state of the state address on Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom
proposed "a new data dividend" that could allow residents to get paid for
providing access to their data.
"California's consumers should also be able to share in the wealth that is
created from their data," Newsom said from the State Capitol in Sacramento. The
Democrat said tech companies that "make billions of dollars collecting, curating
and monetizing our personal data have a duty to protect it."
(ISC)2 Announces New Professional Development
Institute to Train Cyber Professionals
(ISC)2 has launched its Professional Development Institute (PDI) to combat the
shortage of skilled and trained cybersecurity professionals.
PDI is provided as a free portfolio of course offerings to (ISC)2 members and
associates. It will help enhance their skills and abilities by providing access
to rich continuing professional education (CPE) opportunities that augment the
knowledge they’ve gained throughout their careers.
Courses are also available for a competitive price to non-members and the
general public. Learn more here:
5 Key Reasons Companies Are Wary of AI Adoption
While just one in six companies say they get high value from AI, a majority say
they will within two years. But first, there are barriers to overcome.
Protiviti identified five major barriers to AI adoption.
First, although improved cybersecurity is a major advantage of AI, it
also brings its own cybersecurity risks due to the greater access to
sensitive and personal data.
Second, there are other
regulatory constraints. Organizations must
be able to audit their advanced AI applications, not only to ensure that data is
secure, but that company leaders understand how the applications work.
only half of companies apply as much rigor to AI business cases
as they do to other investments. About one in three bases AI investments solely
on proof of concept, while one in five requires neither ROI nor proof of
Fourth, however, compelling proofs of concepts and pilots are essential, because
senior executives simply remain skeptical
about advanced AI. Among survey participants, only 8% of CEOs, 14% of COOs, and
21% of CFOs saw AI as considerably or very important to the future of their
Fifth, universities are
not producing enough advanced AI specialists,
which is spawning a talent war and pushing up salaries.
Only 33% of Retailers Optimize their Inventory By
Leveraging Advanced Analytics
According to BRP's 2018 Integrated Planning and Inventory Management Survey,
most retailers (67%) are not leveraging advanced analytics to improve their
planning decisions and optimize inventory. The importance of enhanced data and
analytics is not lost on retailers, however, there are further opportunities to
optimize their planning and inventory. While 67% of retailers are not using
advanced analyics for merchandise planning, only 39% of retailers identified
improved analytics as a top priority. This is a disconnect. As technological
capabilities continue to advance, investing more resources into data utilization
needs to be a critical objective for retailers.
2018 Was Second-Most Active Year for Data
Hacking by external actors caused most breaches, but Web intrusions and
exposures compromised more records, according to Risk Based Security.
Amazon has 'no limit' on how it can store and listen to private conversations,
claims Facebook's first president Sean Parker
The NRF ORC Effort
Trends - Value
- Get Involved
With 96% of the nation's retailers
experiencing Organized Retail Crime, 67% experiencing its continued growth, and
the National Retail Security Survey showing shoplifting and ORC as the leading
cause of retail shrink for the fourth consecutive year, it's no wonder that
Organized Retail Crime continues to be the biggest physical store security risk
for retailers in the U.S.
In this roundtable discussion, the two Co-Chairs of the
NRF's ORC/Investigators' Network Committee, Jon Shimp (Louis Vuitton)
and Gabe Esposito (Verizon), talk about the NRF's ongoing ORC efforts and
the challenges and trends they're seeing on a national level. And two of their
team members, Robert Ruiz (Louis Vuitton) and Chris Baker (Verizon),
share some of the recent developments for ORCA's on a regional level.
Joan Manson - VP at The Container Store - Quick Take 14
As Chair of the
NRF's Women in LP Committee, Joan Manson has been a longtime advocate
for women in the retail loss prevention industry. In this Quick Take, she talks
about the annual Women in LP Luncheon at NRF Protect, the group's year-round
networking opportunities, and the recent
article she wrote for the D&D Daily regarding sexual harassment in LP.
Sponsored by The Zellman Group
Fraud Hurts Merchants, Issuers and Cardholders: Here’s How
There’s a spectrum of friendly fraud: Benign friendly fraud is when a cardholder
honestly doesn’t realize that they or another family member made a certain card
purchase, so they dispute it. To make matters worse, “zero liability” policies
on payment cards that promise never to make cardholders liable for unauthorized
transactions are making it easy for cardholders to simply push a button on their
digital card statement and dispute transactions they don’t recognize rather than
take a moment to properly investigate. And, while the motivation for disputing
in this situation might be “benign,” the far-reaching consequences are anything
On the other end of spectrum, hostile friendly fraud occurs when the cardholder
decides to dispute a transaction they knowingly made. Maybe they have buyer’s
remorse or maybe they simply don’t want to pay for something. They may even
rationalize it: What does it matter if they cheat the system occasionally as
long as they pay for most of the things they buy?
Together these two types of friendly fraud have created a perfect storm,
where merchants and issuers are dealing with an increasing number of genuine
transactions that should never have been disputed.
An estimated 28 percent of all e-commerce revenue today is lost to friendly
fraud, and it’s become a larger share of overall card fraud. While it made
up an estimated 18 percent of total card fraud in 2012, it grew to 31 percent by
2016—and has likely only continued to rise since then.
The rate and impact of friendly fraud can vary depending on the industry. Many
digital goods merchants have reported friendly fraud rates as high as 60-90
percent. Whereas for others, such as apparel merchants for example, it might
be less than 10 percent.
The harmful effects of friendly fraud are most evident to merchants and issuers,
which face direct costs when a cardholder disputes a transaction and a
chargeback is raised. But all three parties—merchants, issuers and
cardholders—suffer because of this trend. Here’s a look at how:
Beware this Valentine's Day:
Romance scams cost Americans $143 million last year
Many people looking for love online are finding loss instead — roughly $2,600 in
lost cash that was lovingly wired to an online sweetheart who mysteriously
disappeared. The Federal Trade Commission said this week it received a record
21,000 reports of romance scams in 2018, costing victims $143 million. The
median loss from such scams — $2,600 — is seven times higher than other types of
fraud, the FTC reported.
Most people paid scammers through wire transfers and gift cards, according to
the report. The FTC recommends that people do not send money to those they've
never met in person and to talk with friends and family members about potential
concerns and do a reverse-image search of online acquaintances.
New e-commerce site plans to poach millennial
shoppers from Amazon
In a Medium post dated Feb. 11, an e-commerce company calling itself Verishop
says it plans to bring “joy” back to online shopping. According to
Verishop, it has spoken to many brands in the past few months since its founding
and discovered a desire to grow their online business to reach Millennial
shoppers. However, brands are finding their integrity diminished by
circumstances such as having to pay for better placement, as well as competing
with unvetted third-party sellers and counterfeit goods. Amazon is not
mentioned by name, but these are all complaints brands selling on Amazon have
London's PIPCU warn of fake Valentine’s gifts
following successful raid
Online retailer Fabletics opening store in Austin
Wayfair to open outlet store to recoup costs from
Beverage retailer BevMo! gets into spirit of
Consumer perceptions and lack of profit curb the
progress of grocery ecommerce
The Power of Customer Testimonials for Ecommerce
"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
Auror's New ORC Platform -
Coming April 2019
Helping retailers work
smarter, not harder
to solve crime in stores
early 2018, Auror
made the decision to completely rebuild their platform from the ground
up. Now, they're on the cusp of a revolution against Organized Retail
In a recent thought piece, Auror shared their experiences of
re-imagining retail crime reporting. Getting good intel from stores
is a great first step, but it's what you do with that intel that can
disrupt crime at your stores.
In their latest article, Auror shares their perspective on how crime
reports should WORK FOR YOU, making it easier for LP teams and
investigators to solve more crime, faster.
Read More Here
Pittsburgh, PA: Owner of 4 Shop 'n Save grocery
stores accused of stealing $307K in coupon scam
The owner of four Pittsburgh-area grocery stores is accused of illegally
pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars by claiming customers used coupons he
had employees take out of unsold newspapers. Michael John Mihelic was arraigned
Wednesday on charges of theft by deception, receiving stolen property,
conspiracy and dealing in the proceeds of illegal activity. Court records don't
list a lawyer for the 59-year-old Pittsburgh resident. A message left on a phone
listing linked to him wasn't immediately returned. Police say he directed staff
at his Shop 'n Save supermarkets to cut out the coupons, which were then
submitted for credit. They're accusing him of reaping $307,000 through the
alleged scheme. A former employee told investigators the practice began under
Mihelic's late father and continued after Mihelic took over.
Chino, CA: Woman Run Over By Truck While Trying
To Stop Men From Stealing $10,000 Bike
A store manager was critically injured after attempting to stop two men who
stole a $10,000 bicycle from a shop in Chino. Security video shows the two
thieves run out of the store, Incycle Bicycles, and throw the bike in the truck
bed before jumping into a pickup truck around 4:17 p.m. Tuesday.
Burlington, ON, CN: Police Search for Suspects
After $15K Worth of merchandise is stolen from Sephora
According to police, on Jan. 29, 2019, a female suspect went to the Sephora
store (Mapleview Centre) in Burlington. Police allege that the suspect stole Tom
Ford and Dior cosmetics valued at $3,500.00. Police also allege that the same
suspect along, with another female suspect, was also responsible for two other
thefts at the same store on Jan. 16, 2019 and Jan. 30, 2019. The total for all
three thefts is at least $15,000.00.
Wichita Falls, TX: Over 700 energy drinks, 1200
lighters swiped in Walmart theft
A Wichita Falls woman is accused of stealing about $8,300 in merchandise,
including over 700 energy drinks and 1,200 lighters, from a local Walmart back
in July of 2018. Shabrelle Gay, 30, is charged with theft of property valued at
more than $2,500 but less than $30,000. Gay was arrested Monday and booked into
the Wichita County Jail on the state jail felony.
Des Moines, IA: Burglars steal $44,00 of
merchandise from a Skate/ Vape Store
Two people broke in and cleared out multiple cabinets throughout the store.
Little did they know, it was all caught on camera. "It is a huge hit to be taken
out of this," says co-owner Zerron Horton. Horton says "They knew what they were
looking for, they took torches things that are very very individual." "Tobacco,
rolling papers, vaporizers, e-cigs, e-juice, and stolen inventory out of the
back a safe and cash in that."
Plymouth Meeting, PA: Two flee after assaulting LP at
Boscov’s; theft of $1,069
Desloge, FL: Fingerprint leads to charges in 2017 Walmart
$3,800 theft; suspect still on the run
Macon, GA: Beer thief allegedly steals $1500 in
Manchester, NH: 2 charged in $800 Home Depot theft after
Police follows pair to pawn shop
Port St. Lucie, FL: Police on lookout for Walmart thieves;
2 females have hit multiple Walmart stores in the area
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Shootings & Deaths
New York, NY: 7 Officers fired 42 rounds in Police death
The Latest on the fatal shooting of a New York Police Department detective.
Officials say seven officers fired a total of 42 rounds during the chaotic scene
that resulted in the friendly fire death of a New York Police Department
detective. Chief of Department Terence Monahan and Force Investigation Division
Chief Kevin Maloney gave a briefing on Wednesday, the day after the bloodshed
outside a cell phone store in Queens. Det. Brian Simonsen, who died, and his
partner, who was wounded, were among those who pulled the trigger. Five officers
captured parts of the incident on body cameras.
NC: 2 Walgreens Pharmacy employees shot in Armed Robbery, suspect in custody
Authorities are investigating a double shooting at a Garner Walgreens that
occurred Thursday morning, according to officials. A Walgreens employee said
that there was a robbery of the pharmacy and that the suspect wanted drugs. The
suspect then shot a Pharmacist and a Pharmacy Tech. Following the shooting,
police issued a BOLO for the suspect's vehicle. A deputy spotted the vehicle and
the suspect was chased and was taken into custody. Police have not released
information on the severity of the injuries suffered by the victims or the
suspect. Officials did say the victims were a male and female in their 30s.
TN: Man accused in Waffle House shooting enters not-guilty plea
Travis Reinking has been held without bond since the attack last April 22. He
was ordered to receive treatment for schizophrenia in a mental facility, and in
October he was deemed fit for trial. A grand jury then indicted him on four
counts of first-degree murder. Authorities say Reinking was nearly naked,
wearing only a green jacket, when he opened fire at the Waffle House with an
assault-style rifle. Police have credited a quick-thinking restaurant patron
with wrestling the rifle away from Reinking and likely preventing more deaths.
Robberies, Incidents & Thefts
County, CO: Deposits totaling $7,900 missing from Tanger Outlets business
A store manager is facing felony charges after police say she stole $7,900 from
sales deposit bags. Lora Katharine Hamilton, 55, was booked in the Summit County
Jail after an investigation found she had stolen. The manager reported that the
deposits have been held for multiple weeks, violating company procedure.
Houston, TX: Thieves hold employees at gunpoint,
ransack beauty supply store
Surveillance video shows them forcing workers into a backroom as they ransacked
the store. They grabbed bundles of hair, hair products and even cash.
Crystal Lake, IL: DNA match leads to arrest in
2017 T-Mobile burglary
Police issued a warrant for Graham's arrest in November 2018 after receiving the
DNA test results, and the 28-year-old was picked up Feb. 7 by Chicago police.
Phoenix, AZ: Two people, including a 13-year-old girl,
have been arrested in connection with a Feb. 5 Armed Robbery involving a Uber
Center Point, AL: ATF Investigation continues in the theft
of 23 rifles and handguns
Bristol, TN: Three charged in multi-state credit card
Shreveport teen to serve Juvenile Life, admits to
conspiracy in robbery-murder of Domino’s driver
Shreveport teen who was sentenced Wednesday to juvenile life in prison for his
role in the armed robbery of a local convenience store also admitted to his role
in the armed robbery and murder of a pizza delivery driver last November.
14-year-old Anthony Mandigo must remain in custody until age 21 after he pleaded
guilty January 22, 2019, to the November 9, 2018, armed robbery of the Raceway
Gas Station in Shreveport.
Mandigo also pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit armed robbery in
the November 4, 2018, murder of Domino’s pizza driver Lester McGee. Sentencing
in that case has been set for February 20, 2019. Co-defendant Jae’lon Ware, 16,
is charged with the second-degree murder of McGee.
Rocky Mount, NC: Man sentenced to 17 years for
An investigation conducted by the Rocky Mount Police Department determined that
Whitaker, armed with a handgun, robbed four businesses from Sept. 6 to Sept. 15,
2016, in the Rocky Mount area. On Sept. 19 of that year, an anonymous caller
informed police that Whitaker appeared to be the suspect in a surveillance video
of one of the robberies.
Kansas City, KS: Cabela’s Burglary suspects indicted on
Federal Charges; Smash and grab attempting to steal Firearms
Dollar General Robbery suspect sentenced to 4 years; armed
with BB gun
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