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Expert: Card-Not-Present Fraud to Grow - U.S. Move to EMV Will Lead to a Fraud
Shift The United States should be prepared for a dramatic increase in
card-not-present fraud as cards using the Europay, MasterCard, Visa standard are
widely deployed, says Julie Conroy, an analyst with consultancy Aite. I think
merchants around the world, and banks for that matter, should prepare for a very
sharp increase in card-not-present fraud," she says. As the last country
migrates to EMV ... it's all going to focus on the online environment, and we're
going to see pretty dramatic increases in card-not-present fraud." The tough
task now is protecting the mobile and online environments, Conroy explains. And
e-commerce retailers are increasingly being targeted by fraudsters, Conroy says,
which has made authentication and layered security more of a priority.
The Next Wave of Identity Theft?
The new angle is that the attackers are going in through the side door,” he
said. “Now, instead of attacking just the payment processors, attackers are
focusing on data brokers …The processors are locked down, so attackers are
shifting focus to other sources of information.” Criminals armed with
information such as date of birth and past addresses can do much more than make
credit purchases in a victim’s name. (Source
Store Employees’ Roles Need to Change...and Change Begins with Leadership
Why do customers visit brick-and-mortar stores when it is often easier and
cheaper to buy online. It’s obvious...because consumers want to see and touch the
product, experience the brand, interact with people with the hope of solving a
problem, or simply to feel better. For brick-and-mortar retailers, this in-store
customer experience IS the competitive advantage. So why don’t front-line
employees seem to know this? Why don’t they have the urgency and skills to make
shopping experiences consistently good? Creating a consistent ‘performance
improvement culture’ IS within the reach of most retailers...IF they take the
right steps! Editors note: For those true retailers this is a mandate and even
for Loss Prevention it is, as well. Brick-and-mortar stores employ the vast
majority of our colleagues and as e-commerce continues to erode store sales
positions will decrease even more long term. So understanding how we need to
train and develop the store associates is a critical function for all of us and
this is a great article that highlights the need and offers some suggestions.
64% of employers admit to checking Facebook and Twitter to check out job
applicants The research by employment law consultancy Peninsula
Business Services polled 3522 employers and found that 64% of bosses checked
personally or asked a fellow worker to check the suitability of a candidate
using Facebook or Twitter. 44% of those who used social media to gauge potential
employees said they had changed their mind them based on what they had seen
Visa, MasterCard, Amex mobile payments power play faces significant challenges
By teaming up to create a new standard that would streamline mobile payments,
leading card networks Visa, MasterCard and American Express hope to ensure a
prominent role in smartphone and tablet transactions while also driving overall
adoption by consumers and retailers. working together to introduce a new global
standard for online and mobile payments intended to make them more secure and
simplify the purchasing experience on smartphones and other devices. While the
proposed standard would not replace current mobile payments solutions but be
integrated into them, the card networks still face numerous challenges, such as
picking an underlying technology and getting retailers to sign on.
NRF predicts 4% holiday sales increase this season
Burlington Stores shares climb in market IPO debut
37% of US Consumers Combine In-Store, Online Sources of Info When Shopping
Government shutdown may cut into so-so holiday sales, trade group says
Will Washington ruin Christmas?
Sears Holdings borrows $1 billion
Mobile commerce momentum booms for retail
"Since U.S. consumers now spend more than half of their time on retailers’
websites using their smartphones and tablets, mobile can’t be viewed simply as
an ancillary device or action, it now epitomizes how consumers think and act
when they interact with retailers,” said Shop.org Executive Director Vicki
Underground Bitcoins black market web site "Silk Road" mastermind busted for
creating a site that dealt in everything illegal It began in 2011 as
an underground online marketplace for drug users, a site where endless varieties
of marijuana — as well as LSD, ecstasy and prescription pills — could be bought
from sellers across the world. It branched out to other illicit goods, including
forged documents, and emerged as a black market version of eBay, where criminals
could do business with more than 100,000 customers. It worked on one basic
principle: Everyone remained anonymous. Users could gain access to the network
only through software meant to ensure anonymity. Credit cards and PayPal were
not accepted. Bitcoins, a virtual currency, were, and even those transactions
were scrambled. All that connected them in real life was a name, often fake, and
the address to which the package would be sent. F.B.I. agents confronted 29
year-old Ross Ulbricht, the founder, in a library in San Francisco on Tuesday
and arrested him on narcotics and money-laundering charges.
FBI Offers Pragmatic, Forward-Looking Approach for Cloud Use - Fostering the
Cloud in Law Enforcement The FBI has taken a significant step forward
by clarifying that cloud services are permissible, while also making clear that
traditional commercial cloud service models cannot be implemented in the
Criminal Justice Information Service -CJIS environment. Under the new policy,
cloud services may be used to process criminal justice information, but the
service provider must disable many of its metadata analytical functions. In
other words, commercial cloud service providers will be required to
contractually guarantee that any data mining or ad-related features have been
disabled when they provide cloud-based services to law enforcement agencies.
FBI News Blog - Notice
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related to the protection of life and property will not be routinely updated.
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response until funding has been restored. Updates related to active cases, such
as publicity related to fugitives and missing persons, will be posted. We will
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C.H. Robinson Strengthens Anti-Cargo Theft Strategy - Joins CargoNet
One of the world’s largest logistics companies, bolsters its anti-cargo theft
strategy by joining CargoNet to provide customers with a proactive approach to
strengthening security around sensitive and high-value product freight. CargoNet
is a division of Verisk Crime Analytics, a Verisk Analytics company.
September Same Store Sales Results
Tandy Leather Factory up 12%
Walgreen up 7.4% with front-end up 2.9% and pharmacy up 10.2%
Uniglo up 4.4% worldwide
United Arrows up 3.7%
Rite Aid up 1.9% with front-end up 0.5% and pharmacy up 3.1%
AutoNation down 14%
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Retail crime in the UK:
What the experts say
Find out what is going on across the pond
partnerships and senior police gathered in London this week for the British
Retail Consortium Crime and Loss Prevention 2013 conference, but what were the
major talking points?
This article was originally published on
security bosses joined senior police representatives and business groups in
London yesterday (1 October) to discuss how companies and local communities can
better work with authorities to bring down business crime in the UK.
With retailers reportedly facing annual losses of more than £1 billion, as well
as rising costs associated with online fraud, the British Retail Consortium (BRC)
Crime and Loss Prevention conference provided an ideal forum for debating the
major issues currently concerning all parties.
DCC Sue Fish, the new national lead for business crime at the Association of
Chief Police Officers, explained to delegates how there is a "critical need" for
all parties to work together to help combat the problem, and it was this idea of
collaboration that was reinforced as the day went on.
Discussions throughout the course of the event focused on how retail is
supporting local police and business crime reduction partnerships in promoting
more effective engagement, as well as what is being done to tackle violence
against staff. There was also special mention of the challenge police face in
tackling the rising problem of online crime.
Essential Retail has picked out some of the major talking points from the day's
Phillip Hagon, head of corporate security at Sainsbury's, said:
"Supermarkets are the new place of visiting. Millions of people from a wide
demography head to stores each week. What a great place for police to engage
with their respective communities.
"I know we will have succeeded [in building strong relationships with the
authorities] when a letter from a chief constable comes in saying they have
noticed an increase in crime and they want to work with us collaboratively to
drive it down."
Clint Reid, head of corporate security at Marks & Spencer, said: "A key
thing [to achieve success in addressing crime] is sharing what we do with other
retailers. We don't yet work together on a routine basis. We don't actually
identify what works for us and say 'does it work for you?'"
Robert Hall, director, Security & Resilience Network at London First, said:
"What can we bring in technology wise to identify and predict trends, as using
analytics is important and enables us to employ resources accordingly? It is a
challenge for us and it will cost money, but it will save us money in the long
Steve Middleton, profit protection manager at The Body Shop, said: "The
aim [of a BRC working group that he leads] is to reduce incidences of violence
against staff and change the perception that abuse is part of the job. It's
about increasing awareness, simplifying the reporting and then acting on this."
Colin Cullerton, group security manager at Next, said: "With retail
businesses that got into financial trouble recently, you tended to see a
reduction in security services 12 to 18 months before the problems started. I
don't think that is coincidental."
Graham Swallow, senior loss prevention investigator at Wilkinson, said:
"There's a fear factor associated with a store worker approaching an individual
they know is a thief. Retailers' business policies need to be around what they
can do to prevent theft generally."
Julie Davies, business crime manager and lead at Stoke-on-Trent Business
Crime Reduction Partnership, said: "We need to closely look at the
definition of a business crime reduction partnership. It should deliver a
national minimum service to the business community, starting locally and moving
up the food chain."
Roy Smith, head of business crime and partnership team at the Metropolitan
Police, said: "There are challenges around the definitions of e-crime,
cybercrime and cyber-enabled crime and we need to get to grips with it much more
quickly, which we are doing. It's very much top of our agenda now."
Steve Head, commander City of London Police, said: "You'll be hearing
that crime is down, but that is not the case with online fraud. For the first
time ever, over half of fraud on my books is cyber-enabled."
So there you have it; it is clear that there are huge strides that still need to
be taken in terms of the relevant stakeholders working together to bring down
business crime. The issues are wide-ranging and, in the case of cybercrime,
there needs to be some decisions made as to whether the authorities throw more
resources towards combating this growing and increasingly complicated problem.
The BRC's most recent report on the subject, published in January, said that
overall retail crime cost the industry £1.6 billion last year. The trade body
will be publishing another survey at the start of next year, when the industry
should be able to see how issues surrounding theft, online fraud and other crime
are being addressed.
From the discussions held at yesterday's conference it seems the industry is
calling for better systems to measure the impact of business crime; clearly
laid-out strategies agreed between police and the business community; and
greater industry collaboration to ensure it stands a better chance of improving
its chances of loss prevention.
Arrested in Connection to Rite-Aid Murder - Robbery was Inside Job - Loss Prevention officer
arrested for murder Police arrested three more people in connection to
the deadly shooting of a store manager during an attempted robbery at a Chester,
Delaware County, Pa. pharmacy, including the store's loss prevention officer.
The arrests come nearly two weeks after police arrested the man and woman who
they say committed the original crime. On Sept. 19, police say a man and a woman
entered the Rite Aid store along the 2700 block of W 9th Street just before 10
p.m. and "engaged the manager (in) an apparent scuffle." When officers arrived
they found 40-year-old Jason McClay, shot in the head. He was pronounced dead at
the scene. According to a criminal complaint, the robbery was planned by
Wiggins, Pultro, as well as 23-year-old Tariq Mahmud, the loss prevention
officer at the Rite-Aid, 23-year-old Christopher Parks and 19-year-old Ashaniere
White. Mahmud, who allegedly planned two other robberies at the store where he
worked, told the other four that there would be $6,000 in the safe inside the
Rite-Aid, according to the criminal complaint. Investigators say that Parks
drove Pultro and Wiggins to the store the day of the shooting. Pultro and
Wiggins went inside while Parks remained in the car, according to the criminal
complaint. Investigators say that Pultro lured McClay to the diaper aisle. As
McClay bent down, Wiggins allegedly pointed a gun at his head. According to the
criminal complaint, McClay began to wrestle for the gun. Wiggins then allegedly
pushed McClay and then fired his weapon, striking him in the head. Wiggins and
Pultro then allegedly fled the store, went inside the car and Parks drove off.
Police say an anonymous tipster led them to Mahmud. They arrested him along with
Parks and White on Wednesday. "Safety and security is a top priority for Rite
Aid and we work diligently to prevent and investigate robberies. We work with
all levels of law enforcement, our retail competitors and industry groups to
share information and tactics in an effort to deter and prevent robberies, and
we are committed to taking the necessary steps to ensure we are providing a safe
environment for our associates and customers." "Our hearts and prayers go out to
Jason’s family, friends and co-workers. We are extremely saddened by the tragic
loss of our team member. We met with his family this morning to offer our
deepest sympathies and we will continue to be available to them during this
difficult time," a spokesperson for Rite Aid said in a statement.
Charlotte County’s Operation ‘RECEIPT’ nabs 14 suspects for theft
Last week members from a variety of specialty units within the
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office participated in Operation RECEIPT to target
retail thefts at Wal-Mart and Target. Over a four-day period, they made 14
arrests. Between Tuesday September 24 and Friday September 27, deputies worked
with loss prevention personnel from both Wal-Mart and Target. Loss prevention
crews inside the stores kept in contact with assigned deputies who were
stationed both in the stores and in the parking lots. During the operation,
deputies issued a Wal-Mart corporate trespass notice to those charged with
retail thefts from that retailer. That means that the person is warned against
returning to any Wal-Mart in Charlotte County instead of just applying to a
single store. Operation RECEIPT stands for "Rapidly Engaging Criminal Entities
Involving Property Thefts. "Both Target and Wal-Mart have expressed an interest
in putting together another such operation. Several other local businesses that
heard about the operation have approached the sheriff's office asking about
similar operations. (Source
San Francisco's Union Square smash-and-grab hit - third one in recent weeks
Another store in San Francisco's Union Square has been hit by smash-and-grab
thieves, making it at least the third incident in recent weeks. A display window
at the Icebreaker clothing store on Post Street is now boarded up. Police got an
alarm call around 11:30 Tuesday night. Investigators say someone broke the
window overnight and grabbed everything inside. The store manager across the
street says his store, Marmot, was also hit twice in the last month. "Smashed
one of our windows, came in and stole and armload of stuff, came back the exact
same time a week later and broke another window. He's in, he's out. It only
takes him about a minute," store manager Daniel Ridlehoover said.
Man arrested for 9 smash-and-grab burglaries in Anne Arundel County, Md.
A 54-year-old Glen Burnie man has been arrested in connection with at least nine
smash-and-grab burglaries across Anne Arundel County. Police said they are still
following up leads on numerous other burglaries throughout Anne Arundel County
and Annapolis City over the last 10 months that are very similar in nature.
employee arrested for stealing $80K in Austin, Tx. From June 2010 to
January 2012, Walmart estimates she stole $72,620 by inflating the number of
coupons customers used. In a confession to police, Hufford said she usually took
$300 a day. (Source
Three arrested for making fraudulent credit cards in exchange for meth
In a news release, police stated an investigation of Stevan Lyle Hemingway, 29,
of Bend, began about a month ago. Police said Hemingway had hacked into
financial databases to obtain information he used to create fraudulent credit
cards, which were in turn traded for methamphetamine by various subjects who
then used the cards to make purchases at numerous businesses in Bend, Ore.
Man wanted in ongoing armed robbery spree in Lansing, Mi. Four armed robberies in the Lansing area in just two days. Police believe he may
be linked to another one in August as well. Hitting small retailers like gas
stations and a party store, the man is considered armed and dangerous. Lansing
police are looking for tips. (Source
Two suspects wanted in another ongoing armed robbery spree in Phoenix, Az.
Police have released new surveillance video and photos as they continue to
search for two suspects wanted in connection with a string of armed robberies in
Phoenix and Tempe. Police now say the suspects committed no less than six
separate armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery at dollar stores and
Little Caesars locations between July 20 and Sept. 23. (Source
Dunkin’ Donuts Armed Robbery Spree Hits 20+
Newton, Mass., police say at least 20 incidents now likely the same man robbing
Dunkin Donuts in last several months in eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
We continue to work with local law enforcement. We encourage anyone with
information to contact the Canton Police Department, who are coordinating the
investigation,” Dunkin’ Donuts said in a statement Thursday.
Son gets 5 -year prison sentence for using father's credit cards in Hawaii
Madrid was arrested on Feb. 27 on multiple counts of identity theft,
unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, forgery of a
credit card and fraudulent use of a credit card. The victim, the suspects
father, noticed his credit cards had been stolen and used to purchase items at
area retail outlets. He canceled the cards and ordered new ones. Madrid took the
new cards from his father’s mail and used them to buy more items, Vogt said. He
was arrested after being captured by retail video surveillance using the cards.
The lack of remorse and not taking responsibility for his actions, along with
poor performance on probation for prior convictions, led to the recommendation,
Vogt added. (Source
Harnett County, North Carolina man wanted for armed robbery of a Dollar General
The Harnett County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate a
21-year-old man wanted in connection with the Sept. 21 robbery of a Dollar
General store in Bunnlevel. Investigators issued arrest warrants Tuesday for
Kentrell Donta Brayboy, who is wanted on armed robbery charges. No other
information about the robbery was released, but authorities said Brayboy is
considered armed and dangerous.
Covert tracker shows its worth in Seafood Cargo Theft
The value of covert tracking technology to combat cargo theft has
been proved once again in a case involving a stolen frozen seafood shipment in
the US. On September 29, an embedded GPS system identified when the shipment -
en route from Massachusetts to California was handed over to thieves by a
complicit driver, according to a report from transport security specialist
Freightwatch. The GPS system identified when the shipment was diverted from its
route towards Florida by the thieves, who were friends of the driver, and
allowed the cargo to be recovered intact by police within hours of the theft.
The driver reported the theft when he reached a depot in Jackson, Mississippi.
Two men face decades in prison for AT&T store robbery in Santa Clara
Two men involved in armed takeover robberies in three valleys, Antelope, San
Fernando and Santa Clarita, are expected to receive decades in prison when they
are sentenced later this month. Jahrell Hayes and Mark Wise, both 27, had
different outcomes in a San Fernando courtroom. The pair were implicated in two
armed robberies of an electronics store chain in the San Fernando Valley, one in
Palmdale, and another in Valencia. Hayes was convicted of 26 felony counts,
found guilty of six counts of kidnapping for the purpose of robbery; seven
counts of kidnapping; 10 counts of second-degree robbery; two counts of false
imprisonment by violence; and one count of possession of ammunition by a
convicted felon. He faces multiple life terms in state prison. Wise took a plea
deal several months ago. He pleaded no contest on April 9, to three counts of
second-degree robbery, additionally admitted a prior strike for robbery. Under
the terms of a negotiated plea agreement, Wise is expected to be sentenced to 20
years in state prison. (Source
New York couple charged with armed robbery of Mahwah CVS
A New York couple has been charged with carrying out an armed
robbery at the CVS on Franklin Turnpike, police said Wednesday. The robbery
occurred July 4, just before 9:30 p.m., authorities said. The woman, Nicole
DeSilva, 27, entered the store, purchased a drink and asked for directions. The
man, Freddie Toms, 37, then entered the store and asked its manager some
questions. When the manager went to the aisle to assist Toms, he pulled a black
handgun held it to the manager’s head, walked him to the front of the store and
ordered another employee to empty the contents of the cash register into bag
During the Police interview DeSilva admitted her guilt and implicated Toms as
the armed robber in a recorded statement. Toms, a convicted felon with a lengthy
criminal record who has previously served 18 years in prison and has arrest
records in Texas and New York for robbery, is currently in Worcester County Jail
for allegedly robbing a CVS in Massachusetts on July 14. In that incident he
allegedly restrained the store manager with tape.
Orange County Deputies search for Pine Hills Walmart robbery suspect
The suspect has been on the run for nearly a month. Orange County
Deputies have hit a brick wall. "He's described as a 19 year old Hispanic male,
5'9" and 170 pounds," said Detective Prunier. Their only hope to catch this guy
is composite sketch but they need your help. "We're working on some leads but at
this point we are coming to the public's assistance to try to get him ID,"
stated the detective. The robbery happened at a Walmart liquor store in Pine
Hills. This is the second time in one month this liquor store has been hit.
Deputies believe it's the same man trying out his luck. "He stole cash and some
single shot liquors of vodka as well." No one was hurt during the robbery.
Brookfield police investigate jewelry store attempted burglary
Brookfield police are investigating the attempted robbery of
Powers Goldsmith Jewelry store around 12:30 p.m. Police say two armed suspects
entered the store and tried to break into display cases containing jewelry. The
robbery suspects couldn't get to the jewels, and left the store about one minute
after entering. We're told no one was injured during this robbery. Witnesses say
the suspects walked to the jewelry store from a strip mall just west of the
store, and headed in the same direction after the attempted robbery.
Smash-and-grab thieves hit Beckley Kmart
A jewelry theft early Wednesday at Kmart in Beckley Plaza may be linked to
several similar crimes in the area. Around 4:15 a.m., Beckley officers were
alerted via alarm to a break-in at the department store. Police discovered that
a window had been shattered and that someone had entered the building. A jewelry
case had been smashed open, and jewelry had been stolen, along with other items.
Detectives were reviewing store surveillance tapes Wednesday afternoon. Store
managers were still assessing the value of the stolen merchandise on Wednesday.
Police believe the break-in could be related to similar break-ins at Schewel’s
Furniture, Aaron’s Lease to Own and Rent-A-Center at Beckley Crossing.
An armed man wearing a green gorilla mask robbed the CVS Pharmacy in Bessemer
City and police have ID’d a man who may have some information about it
The robbery took place just after 8 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the CVS
at 902 Gastonia Highway, Bessemer City Police investigator David James said.
Police released a surveillance photo of a man and a white vehicle on Wednesday.
Police say they just want to identify the man to see if he may have some
information, adding they do not consider him a suspect. No one was physically
harmed in the robbery, but the man did have a black handgun. “He never pointed
it at them, but he pulled it out and had it down by his side,” James said. Two
customers were in the store at the time of the robbery, but they were toward the
pharmacy area and did not see what was going on. (Source
Philadelphia GameStop robbed at gunpoint
Philadelphia police are looking for the man who held a Game Stop clerk at
gunpoint during a robbery. It happened at 4:52 p.m. Saturday at the store
located at 101 East Olney Avenue. Police say the suspect entered the store,
armed with a handgun, and demanded money. Surveillance video released by police
shows the suspect pointing a handgun at the clerk while making the demands. The
worker opens the cash register and the suspect leans over, grabs the cash, the
forces the employee to the rear of the store. The bandit then flees on foot in
an unknown direction. (Source
Theft of a PlayStation Controller turns to robbery as Target AP agent is
assaulted in Kentucky Theft of a video game controller turned into an
alleged robbery when a store security staff member was pushed to the ground.
Gareth Jones, 22, of Louisville, tried to take a wireless controller and adapter
for a Sony PlayStation 3, according to a police report. It was Tuesday evening
at the Target store on Westport Road. When Jones tried to leave the store,
police said, a female security employee of the store tried to talk to him. The
employee told police that Jones pushed through her and she hit the ground,
visibly injuring her left wrist and knee. The value of the controller and
adapter is valued at $54.99 each. Jones is charged with theft by unlawful taking
/ shoplifting under $500 and second-degree robbery. (Source
Michael Kors and Chanel counterfeits seized in Lexington Flee Market; $60,000 of
merchandise recovered State investigators say a Raleigh man attempted
to sell thousands of dollars in counterfeit goods at a flea market in Lexington.
Hua Wu, was arrested Monday after authorities discovered close to $60,000 in
counterfeit designer handbags and designer labels. Wu had set up a booth inside
Wholesale Alley off of Berrier Avenue in Lexington, said Liz Proctor, a
spokeswoman with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State.
Proctor alleges Wu possessed counterfeit trademark labels, such as Michael Kors
and Chanel, which would be attached to generic handbags or wallets. Wu was
charged with two felony counts of trademark violations. He was placed in the
Davidson County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.
Thief in Atlanta Makes off with $200,000 in
Jewelry from Kay’s
Police in Atlanta are searching for a man suspected of stealing
more than $200,000 in jewelry during an armed robbery at the Kay’s Jewelers in
Atlanta . Authorities’ say the crime occurred around 10:45 a.m. when a man
entered the store carrying a black bag and asked to see a diamond ring. When the
Associate began to unlock the showcase, the suspect pulled out a handgun and
walked behind the showcase, grabbing the showcase key. The suspect unlocked the
Bridal showcase and removed 46 pieces valued at over $200,000. The suspect fled
the store and no injuries were reported.
PayPal agrees to acquire Braintree for $800 million
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commerce and partner with hot start-ups like Airbnb and Uber.
PayPal agreed to pay about $800 million in cash for Braintree, a Chicago-based
start-up that was founded in 2007 and has about 4,000 merchants using its
service. Braintree's platform helps process payments for start-ups such as
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Ten arrested in massive ORC shoplifting ring in Florence, S.C.
Ten people have been arrested in connection with an extensive shoplifting scam
that has cost local retail businesses more than $30,000 over the past two years.
Florence Police Maj. Carlos Raines said at least eight of the suspects worked
together in a scheme to steal from local businesses. The other two have not been
conclusively connected to the group but were carrying out the same scam. The way
this worked is one person would go in a store and shoplift merchandise, then
bring it out and give it to one of the others,” Raines said. “Then that person
would take the stolen merchandise back in and return it for a gift card. They’d
then take the gift card and sell it to a pawn shop for half its worth. Some
days, they were hitting the same stores two and three times.” In September, the
group hit stores on 17 of 20 days, Raines said. One store alone lost more than
$20,000 in merchandise to the group. The ring used two Florence pawn shops to
sell the gift cards and often went to the shops more than once a day. Arrest
warrants have been issued for four other people in connection with the same
ring. Investigators are working to locate those suspects and hope to have them
in custody by week’s end. Anyone with information on this shoplifting scam or
others being executed in the city of Florence is asked to contact the Florence
Police Department at 843-676-8800. (Source
Two pros busted at Wrentham outlets, Mansfield, Mass.
Local police have arrested two "professional" shoplifters at the Wrentham
Village Premium Outlets. Police recovered merchandise allegedly stolen from the
Tory Burch store valued at more than $5,000, plus another $1,000 in merchandise
believed to have been taken from other stores in the region, police said. The
two suspects, Andrew P. Mason, 44, and Zawadi Roach, 24, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
used foil-lined bags in an attempt to defeat the store's electronic security
system, police said. The so-called pro thieves travel long distances to hit
malls with high-end merchandise they sell on the black market, police said.
Chelmsford Man Charged With Alleged Multi-State Baby Formula Theft Spree; caught
by Police K9 Police in Salem, N.H. have arrested a 23-year-old man in
connection with a multiple town crime spree. James Slater, of Chelmsford, Mass.,
is facing multiple charges, including receiving stolen property, willful
concealment (felony third offense), resisting arrest, disobeying a police
officer, and driving after revocation. Police in Chelmsford issued a "BOLO" at
about 2 p.m. Tuesday for a Toyota Matrix which had been stolen in Andover
Tuesday morning and then used in the theft of baby formula in Chelmsford and
Nashua, N.H. At about 2:30 p.m., the car was spotted pulling out of the Market
Basket Plaza in Salem, N.H. An officer attempted to pull the car over, but the
driver, later identified as Slater, jumped out the passenger side window and
attempted to flee on foot, police said. Slater was taken into custody after a
brief struggle. (Source
A Refrigerator and 5 cases of Red Bull stolen from a Pennsylvania Walmart
A refrigerator and a case of Red Bull were stolen recently from
Walmart in Springfield, according to Marple Township Police. Store employees
reported to police that two Hispanic men had taken a refrigerator valued at
$164.84 and five cases of Red Bull valued at $84.40 at about 1:16 p.m. on Sept.
The total retail theft was valued at $254.24, according to police. The men left
in a white Toyota Corolla with Pennsylvania tags and was last seen headed toward
Interstate-476. The store employee told police he believed the men were the same
men involved with a retail theft from Walmart on Sept. 3, in which $636.94 worth
of items were stolen. (Source
Provo Police seeking three suspects in Jewelry Courier theft at Provo Towne
Center. Police are on the hunt for three people who they say robbed a
jewelry courier Tuesday. Around 2:20 p.m., Provo police responded to Provo Towne
Centre to investigate a robbery at a jewelry store. A jewelry courier had just
stepped out of the store when three people pulled up next to him wearing black
hoodies and clothes over their faces. Police believe they were driving a gray
Honda Odyssey. A witness who saw the robbery from another part of the parking
lot said he could see two of the people in the van, who he described as a
"skinny white guy" and a woman in her mid-20s. One man got out of the van and
held the courier at knife point, while the woman got out and took the jewelry he
was carrying. Before the trio fled with the jewelry, the man with the knife
slashed a tire on a car the victim was standing by before leaving the scene,
possibly believing it belonged to the courier, Siufanua said. It didn't. Police
believe the robbery was carefully planned because of how precisely timed it was.
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AND NEXT LEVEL SECURITY SYSTEMS UNVEIL CLOUD-BASED VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SOLUTION
IPELA CLOUD Serviced by NextConnect
Video solution provides affordable,
high-performance security technology for service providers
CHICAGO (ASIS 2013, Booth No. 635) – Sept. 2013 – Sony
Electronics’ Security Systems Division and Next Level Security Systems announced the launch of an affordable, scalable cloud-based video surveillance
solution: IPELA CLOUD Serviced by NextConnect Video. Combining Sony’s IPELA
ENGINE EX Series IP cameras with the NextConnect Video cloud service allows
Sony and Next Level to deliver security solutions and technologies to a broader
audience of customers.
Unlike other hosted or cloud solutions, the IPELA CLOUD solution reduces
substantial bandwidth costs by leveraging peer-to-peer technology from Next
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affordable hosted service creates opportunities to generate valuable recurring
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“The IPELA CLOUD solution redefines the use and management of surveillance in
the cloud,” said Mark Collett, general manager, Sony Electronics’ Security
Systems Division. “Sony continues to be a leader in the camera market in image
quality and technical capabilities, and Next Level’s technology enables users to
remotely access video. The combination of our technologies offers unprecedented
value to the industry.”
“NextConnect Video revolutionizes video surveillance as a service by delivering
automatic and secure remote connectivity to multiple clients without limitations
in bandwidth or video quality,” said Peter Jankowski, CEO, Next Level Security
Systems. “IPELA CLOUD is the next evolution in video surveillance solutions and
sets the standard for cloud-based surveillance in today’s marketplace.”
The IPELA CLOUD solution allows the IP cameras to be automatically conﬁgured
over the network. The solution’s Intelligent Streaming Selection (ISS)
technology allows the cameras to automatically detect the amount of available
bandwidth and select a suitable bitrate stream that optimizes video transmission
and viewing. It also has edge storage capabilities, so users have the option of
accessing live or recorded video directly from the camera. Remote video storage
options provide additional ﬂexibility through the cloud for the long-term
retention of critical event video.
Sony and Next Level plan for the IPELA CLOUD Serviced by NextConnect Video
solution to be available in January 2014.
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