History of Northern Nevada
Retail Crime Alliance (NNORCA)
By Dennis Rodrigue, Crime Prevention Officer, Sparks Police
In 2008, the Sparks Police Department, along with a network of
Loss Prevention/Asset Protection Managers and Supervisors, created a partnership
in Northern Nevada. This partnership was named the A.L.E.R.T. (Area Law
Enforcement & Retailers Team) program. The goal of the network was designed to
share information about the criminal elements that target the theft of retail
products from the stores in the Reno/ Sparks area and surrounding communities.
As a network, the retailers share their experiences about criminals, active
crime sprees and what trends they are seeing, and pass this on to other
retailers, down the block, across town, and even regionally. Sharing the tricks
of the trade, being used by today's criminals, and finding ways to reduce these
thefts by pinpointing the criminals and their behaviors.
Monthly meetings were established to share information and discuss any issues
relevant to the Retail Loss Prevention/Law Enforcement. These meetings are held
the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Sparks Police Department. Along with
these meetings, there has been the sharing of information via E-mail, as events
In the spring of 2009, the A.L.E.R.T. program consisted of 20 retail
participants. As of September 1, 2014, there are over 250 retail, security
director and law enforcement contacts spanning no less than 4 states. Due to the
growth of the A.L.E.R.T. program and the need for an up to date means of
instantaneously sharing information, the concept of converting the A.L.E.R.T.
program over to the Northern Nevada Organized Retail Crime Alliance (NNORCA) was
As the A.L.E.R.T. program converts over to the Northern Nevada Organized Retail
Crime Alliance (NNORCA) it will continue serving retailers and security
directors who partner with law enforcement, state wide, to aim at reducing
property crimes, keeping shoppers safer and lessening their chances of becoming
victims. NNORCA has been formed to reach out to all Nevada law enforcement
agencies and corporate retail partners, realizing the need to combine efforts to
combat the growing problem of Organized Retail Crime (ORC).
A NNORCA website has been developed to allow NNORCA members to share
intelligence relating to the businesses and communities we serve (www.NNORCA.org).
This shared information includes, but is not limited to, crimes of organized
theft, robberies, counterfeiting, check and credit card fraud, prescription
fraud, identity theft and other scams. In short, any type of organized crime may
be shared through this site.
NNORCA is a statewide crime-fighting partnership focused on the issues relevant
to Northern Nevada communities. This alliance allows retailers and law
enforcement to communicate about criminal activity impacting businesses on a
real-time basis realizing the need to combine efforts to combat the growing
problem of Organized Retail Crime (ORC).
The NNORCA website will not only enable members to communicate about these
crimes, but it will also save the information in a written and mapped format,
searchable by crime and suspect type. This gives all members the ability to
search the website to connect cases and establish patterns and trends. In
addition, members may upload photographs and crime bulletins to share with the
"The use of the task force approach to combating crime, coupled with
successful partnerships within industry, is seen by the FBI as one of the most
effective and efficient tools by which to identify, disrupt and dismantle any
criminal enterprise. That strategy is working." - Dave Johnson, Section Chief,
Criminal Investigation Division, FBI
Active Shooter Exercises Increasing Nationwide
- A Call to Action
In the last three months there's been a significant increase in the number of
active shooter exercises across North America. From schools, colleges, military
bases, malls, shopping centers, municipalities, and even Church's are staging
exercises. We counted over 30 in the last three months alone that were reported
in the news. But yet we haven't heard of one retailer staging an exercise at
their corporate office or facilities. Nor have we heard of a national effort on
the part of the nations retailers calling for a standardized training program
for the millions of associates and customers that shop and work in the stores.
Certainly the exercises at the malls and strip centers are focused on this
population. But we haven't seen any of the trade associations or larger
retailers take a lead here and try to truly make a difference. Maybe its time
for the retail industry to get involved and provide a standardized training and
awareness program. Just a thought.
U.S. Leads World in Mass Shootings
The U.S. represents less than 5% of the 7.3 billion global population but
accounted for 31% of global mass shooters 1966 to 2012, more than any other
country. The 90 killers who carried out mass shootings in the U.S. amounted to
five times as many as the next highest country.
Mr. Lankford, who collected information on mass killings from law enforcement
reports, scholarly articles and news articles, found that mass shooters in
the U.S. were much more likely to strike at school and workplace settings,
and to use multiple weapons compared with the other countries in the study, more
that 170 in all.
What will we see in January 2016?
Given the historic job cuts we just saw at a number of retailers over the last
month, which this writer has never seen before at this time of year, and the
fact that online buying is climbing faster than anyone could have imagined,
what will the holiday season bring the brick and mortars? Last weeks Deloitte
survey showed "solid" but slower holiday sales then last year and hopefully
hitting 3.5% to 4% growth and others showing only a 2.4% growth. Is this
optimistic and what will the NRF predict?
The fact is no one knows what this holiday season will bring. But one thing is
certain. Online sales will grow, with some saying by as much as 30%, and take
a huge bite out of the stores. The question is how big the bite is.
And the problem is does it lead to a bloody January and more job cuts? The
answer is - yes it will.
So the only real question is how many? And the resolution is: each executive
has to make sure they're truly adding value well beyond their job description
and going well beyond the over used phrase "adding value." This is the time to
reinvent yourself and your position. Making sure you put yourself in a position
where, when the job cuts come they say, how can we work around this for this
executive because we've got to keep them on the team. Volunteer for anything you
can. Expand your comfort zone and take some risks. You just might be surprised.
Department of Justice Builds Strategy to Battle Counterfeits, Cyber Crime
The Justice Department said Friday it will build on past initiatives aimed at
cracking down on intellectual property crimes with the rollout of a
collaborative strategy with the business community and third-party marketplaces.
As part of the new strategy, the FBI will partner with third-party marketplaces
to ensure they have the right analytical tools and techniques to fight cyber
attacks and counterfeiting on their Web sites, and also serve as a bridge
between brand owners and third-party marketplaces to combat counterfeits.
Justice will also award $3.2 million in grants to state and local law
enforcement agencies in 10 jurisdictions to help bolster enforcement.
The launch comes at a time of major proliferation of counterfeits and cyber
attacks against the public and private sector. Federal officials made 7,922
seizures of counterfeit apparel and accessories - making it the top commodity
classification - valued at $113.6 million, in fiscal year 2014, according to the
latest government data. Authorities seized $1.2 billion worth of counterfeit
products in the fiscal year.
Officials said the new strategy will help law enforcement and companies "better
identify, prioritize and disrupt the manufacturing, distribution, advertising
and sale of counterfeit products."
The FBI and other partners of the National Intellectual Property Rights
Coordination Center will then investigate alleged crimes, which would be
prosecuted by the Department of Justice. The Office of Justice Programs
Intellectual Property Enforcement Program also launched a new intellectual
property Web site, justice.gov/iptf, to provide resources to companies fighting
counterfeiting and other cyber crimes.
Shopko to pay $750,000 to convicted shoplifter who suffered skull fractures &
brain damage - 'Excessive Force'
He was convicted of stealing two pairs of miniature scissors from Shopko. In
November 2008, Richard "Dave" Moore suffered several skull fractures and a brain
injury when he was thrown to the ground by a Shopko loss-prevention officer
outside the retailer's store in Omaha.
Friday afternoon, a jury of 12 Douglas County residents ordered Shopko to pay
$750,000 to Moore in a civil lawsuit Moore brought alleging that Shopko
employees used excessive force.
According to court records and Schicker's account: Two Shopko loss-prevention
employees who monitored surveillance cameras for shoplifters said they saw Moore
pocket a pair of eyebrow scissors and a pair of nose-hair scissors. Both are
roughly the size of tweezers. One has pointy edges; the other has rounded edges.
After Moore left the store, two Shopko loss-prevention workers, Wesley Ludlow
and Clef Haworth, confronted him. Ludlow stepped in Moore's path, and Moore
walked into him. Accounts varied from there. Ludlow testified that he spoke with
Moore and asked Moore to accompany him back inside the store. Others said an
altercation ensued immediately. However long it took, Moore threw up his hands
after Ludlow tried to grab him and refused his requests to go back in the store,
Schicker said. Moore then threw his hands down by his side. Ludlow and Haworth
tried to subdue Moore.
Schicker said Ludlow, who weighed more than 250 pounds, essentially "hurled"
the 150-pound Moore to the ground. Ludlow testified that he acted in
self-defense - out of fear that Moore, who was resisting, might use the small
scissors to stab or gouge him.
The Omaha man, 53 at the time, struck his head on the pavement. He suffered
several skull fractures, bleeding on the brain and two black eyes. During his
stay in the hospital, doctors diagnosed him with a traumatic brain injury - one
that continues to cause problems with his thought process and memory.
At trial this week, Shopko defended the actions of its employees. Neither
Ludlow nor Haworth was sued personally. Any verdict, if upheld, would be paid
by Shopko. omaha.com
Costco Fights For 2nd Circ. Appeal Of Tiffany Counterfeit Win - Judge Rules
Costco Was Counterfeiting
Costco Wholesale Corp. urged the Second Circuit Thursday to deny Tiffany &
Co.'s bid to dismiss Costco's appeal of a lower court's judgment that it sold
counterfeit jewelry, saying facts pertinent to its counterclaims are still
in dispute and cannot be resolved post-trial.
On Sept. 8, U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain sided decisively with the
jeweler, citing a study that found nine out of 10 consumers view Tiffany as a
brand identifier rather than a generic term. Judge Swain also found Costco
liable for the more serious count of counterfeiting, and that "no rational
finder of fact could conclude that Costco acted in good faith in adopting the
Tiffany mark." law360.com
'American Dream Meadownlands' - Opening summer 2017 - Lots of LP & Guard Jobs &
What a Camera System to Bid On!
The Owner of North America's two largest malls - Building a 2.9M sq. ft. mega
mall in East Rutherford, N.J.
The Ghermezian family and its company, Triple Five, already own two of the
largest retail and entertainment complexes in the world: the
4.2-million-square-foot Mall of America near Minneapolis and the
5.2-million-square-foot West Edmonton Mall in Canada.
A Toys "R" Us three-level, 55,000-square-foot store will be an anchor for 500
stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor and Hermes, as well as
restaurants and other attractions in a multilevel building that will be more
than a half-mile long.
The project will also be home to a 300-foot-tall Ferris wheel, also include both
North America's largest indoor amusement park and largest indoor water park,
the first indoor ski hill in the Western Hemisphere, and the world's steepest
roller coaster and tallest twin-body water slides. The $5 billion enterprise
described by Mr. Ghermezian would require a daily gusher of customers to be
financially viable, and he estimates that the complex will attract more than
40 million visitors a year.
Sam's Club will be reducing layers of management, impacting a small number of
In her note, Brewer also said Sam's Club jobs were among those announced by
Verizon Retailer To Pay $1.3M To Settle OT Class Action
We R Wireless Inc., a New Jersey-based Verizon Wireless retailer, has agreed
to pay $1.3 million to end a collective action alleging it misclassified
employees as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime
requirements. The money would be made available to more than 1,200 sales
associates and sales managers in 10 states. The lawsuit, filed last May,
alleged that We R Wireless willfully misclassified store representatives and
store managers as exempt and failed to pay them overtime pay for all hours
worked beyond 40 hours in a workweek.
Educating and training the next generation of drone pilots in the Security
Sector - Supply Chain LP & Solution Providers Should Consider
Unmanned Vehicle University (UVU), is the first University in the world licensed
to grant Doctorate of Science Degrees in Unmanned Systems, Masters of Science
Degrees in Unmanned Vehicle Systems Engineering, and a Professional Certificate
in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Management.
The University's goal is to educate and train the next generation of drone
pilots in the security sector (and beyond) to make sure that they are
prepared and properly trained to profit from drones capabilities once approved
for use by the FAA. UVU's mission is to be "the World's Best Provider of
Unmanned Systems Education & Training."
Security is just one of 300 commercial applications - albeit a critical one,
that covers the spectrum between national and private security.
Inspections are Not All Equal: OSHA Develops Tiered Inspection System
OSHA announced this week a shift in how it will evaluate inspections,
recognizing that inspections are not all equal and that more-complex inspections
deserve more weight. The complexity of an inspection affects the amount of time,
manpower and other resources required by OSHA and this new tiered inspection
system will reflect this complexity. Under the new system, "Enforcement Units"
will be assigned to an inspection; the simplest inspection will be one unit and
the most complex inspection could be as many as nine units. Dr. Michaels
believes that this will allow OSHA to focus on "more impactful inspections"
rather than the number of inspection completed each year. oshatoday.com
American Apparel files for bankruptcy ahead of restructuring
Smart & Final Stores to buy 36 Haggen stores
Another retailer hit with "Phantom" discounts in outlet stores class action law
suit - Columbia Sportswear
Ross Stores opening 6 stores October 10th
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Will the breaches let up? "The light at the end of the tunnel is not a way out,
it's an oncoming train"
Market for Stolen Data Is Hotbed of Innovation
"There has never been such a glut of stolen information out there," Mr.
Krebs said Sunday. "One of the interesting things that comes out of all this, is
innovation," he said at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2015, which
began Sunday and is expected to draw thousands of CIOs and business technology
There's a huge gap between physical security of a network and the effort that
goes into compliance, and hackers are highly adept at exploiting this
perception-reality disconnect. He said the market for stolen credit card data is
an example of how the dark Web is becoming more innovative and professional.
The assumption is that the arrival of a new generation of more secure cards
will make life harder for criminals, and that they will have to milk the
current cards, and their weak protections, for all they are worth. Mr. Krebs
says that explanation makes sense, but reflects an incomplete understanding
of the problem.
The spike in breaches "has everything to do with the innovation coming out of
the underground, and broadly available software that allows bad guys to
hijack (point of sale systems) remotely," Mr. Krebs said.
It isn't enough to create more POS malware and execute more breaches.
The bad guys, as Mr. Krebs refers to the criminals waging attacks on
retailers and businesses, face a highly competitive market and are innovating
at the business level as well as at the technology level. "Bad guys have to
actually sell," he says.
To that end, criminals with stolen data for sale are building loyalty
programs to spur repeat business from end-user criminals who buy stolen
credit card data and use the information to buy goods that can be resold for
hard cash. They are using analytics to understand the preferences of their
buyers, who may like cards from a particular bank or geographic area. They
may offer a money back guarantee on cards that don't work, then try to sell the
buyer another batch of cards, perhaps with a 30% discount for a group of more
Mr. Krebs said street gangs such as the Bloods and the Crips, more often
associated with drug dealing, are taking up credit card fraud, renting vans and
driving up and down the Eastern seaboard using stolen credit card data to buy
goods that can be resold for cash.
Study: Are retailers ready for IoT? Most retailers have no idea
how IoT will impact their operations!
According to a new survey from RSR Research, "The Internet of Things in Retail -
Great Expectations," 42% of surveyed retailers strongly agree and another 38%
agree that IoT will drastically change the way companies do business in the next
three years. IoT is generally as a network of "smart" devices with Internet
connectivity that can automate many retail functions, such as ordering products
or sending alerts when they need repair or replacement. In addition, similar
percentages of respondents strongly agree (39%) or agree (41%) IoT will have a
dramatic impact on consumer products in the next three years. 33% of
retailers said "My company has no idea how IoT will impact our own operations in
the next three years." chainstoreage.com
Retail security bashing lobby group ABA admits data breach
The American Bankers Association, the lobby group that has taken a leading
role in lambasting retailers over lax data security, has admitted that email
addresses and passwords used to make purchases or register for events through
its online shopping cart have been compromised. The ABA has warned users that
the detail of up to 6,400 members have been posted online by unidentified
The breach is a huge embarrassment for the pressure group, which has been a
leading advocate for the imposition of tighter security controls at retailer
groups. News of the break-in emerged as the Association was trumpeting its
participation in October's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month campaign
organised by the US Department of Homeleand Security and the National Cyber
Security Alliance. finextra.com
Insider Threat detection - Joining up HR and IT helps with
training and revealing insider threat indicators
Recent research that caught my eye revealed that a majority of employees in the
UK, US, Germany and Australia believe HR should take on a bigger role in IT
security. This includes things like training, disciplinary action, and vetting
of candidates for new roles with the company. The value of HR: The threat of
malicious behaviour or accidental damage caused by staff is also very much
front-of-mind for CIOs and security bosses. Staff error is in fact a bigger
source of breaches (26%) than malicious insiders (10%) or organised crime (23%),
according to PwC's 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey.
How can HR help reduce these risks? Well fundamentally by becoming a
department of "We" as opposed to IT's reputation as a department of "No".
This means fostering a corporate culture where employees enjoy working there,
believe in the company's core values and respect and value their colleagues.
There are things IT and HR should be discussing together now which can result in
quicker wins. The first is for HR to vet candidates for all roles in
order to weed out any who may represent a malicious or accidental inside threat.
IT should also be approaching HR to take on more of the workload when it
comes to staff training and awareness raising programmes. The security
department will need to share its expertise on the kinds of things that need to
be included on such courses. But HR has a valuable role to play in communicating
this in a compelling manner, and managing the courses as effectively as
Similarly, HR could do more to help create, communicate and enforce IT
Millennials Are Cyber-Slackers When it
Comes to Security
Blame the wisdom that comes only with age: Millennials are the least likely
generation to actively protect their data, despite being the most concerned with
FBI Seeks High School Students for Cyber Jobs
The FBI wants to recruit high school kids for its fight against cybercrime
before they find private-sector jobs or fail background checks for smoking pot.
Omnichannel comes of age with new index
The National Retail Federation and e-digital consultancy FitforCommerce have
launched a first-of-its-kind Omnichannel Retail Index to help retailers
benchmark against industry best practices.
This first-of-its-kind bi-annual report, examines 120 retailers across multiple
categories and their use of omnichannel strategies across Web, mobile and store.
A variety of strategies that align back-end systems to provide a consistent
front-end experience across all channels, including buy online pick up in store,
real-time inventory availability and mobile optimized websites.
The establishment of this index, especially with the leading retail trade
organization as a founding partner, demonstrates that the age of omnichannel has
truly arrived. chainstoreage.com
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Survey: No online option means no customers
A new survey of U.S. and Canadian consumers from MasterCard, "The Psyche of
Shopping," shows that consumers have purposely chosen not to buy something when
a retailer did not have an online payment option (68%), a mobile payment option
(19%), or an in-app payment option (14%).
In addition, North American consumers cited security as the top reason for not
shopping, online or via mobile app (50%), followed by discomfort with sharing
payment information online or on mobile (49%). Moreover, males are more likely
to express concerns about security (58% compared to 45% of females) and being
uncomfortable with sharing their payment information online/via mobile (55%
compared to 46%).
Report: Credit Cards Exert Online Dominance in U.S., Consumers Still Skittish of
In the TSYS 2015 Consumer Payment Choice Study, 43 percent of American shoppers
said they prefer to use credit cards when online shopping compared with 30
percent who chose debit cards, 14 percent who identified PayPal and 3 percent
who preferred cash. The Columbus, Ga.-based company broke out online travel
spending from online shopping, where the results were slightly different (36
percent chose credit cards, 17 percent preferred debit and only 2 percent used
Mobile wallets, which have been touted and have floundered for years, have
gotten a shot in the arm in the past year with the introduction of Apple Pay,
Android Pay and Samsung Pay. But, according to the survey results, consumers are
still not sold. Only 8 percent have loaded credit card information into a mobile
device or application for the purpose of making a purchase. Twenty-seven percent
said they will never load a credit card into a mobile wallet and an additional
19 percent said they are not likely to do so.
E-commerce grew 20% for Costco in '15 -20 times faster than store
Betting on e-commerce pays off for Ashley Stewart
"Fraud is not a person - it is a dynamic
grouping of statistics that deviate from the norm."
Stuart B. Levine,
CEO, The Zellman Group & Zelligent
Hempfield TWP., PA: ORC Duo stealing from Macy's at Westmoreland Mall and
selling them at Plato's Closet
In late September, a man and woman entered his store with jeans, tennis shoes
and other clothing. The items, according to state police, were stolen. But Canut,
the store owner, didn't know that until he got a call from a witness. That
witness watched the man and woman tear the price tags from the clothing while
standing in the Greengate Centre parking lot. They then walked across the lot
and into Plato's Closet. The witness got their license plate, notified the store
and called police. State police say the two worked together, allegedly stealing
clothes from Macy's at Westmoreland Mall, then trying to sell them to Plato's
Closet. State police are confident they know who the two poeple are and say
charges are imminent.
Des Moines, IA: Sprint store robbed of $31,500 worth of cellphones
Armed robbers took more than $31,500 worth of cellphones from a Sprint store on
Sunday. Officers arrived at the Sprint store in the 500 block of East 14th
Street around 4:10 p.m., minutes after three robbers fled the store with the
cellphones and cash. Two employees were in a dark back room when police arrived
and initially, officers cuffed them. After police figured out they were
employees and took off the handcuffs, one started having a seizure and medics
were called. The story unfolded that an hour earlier, one of the robbers had
been in the store just before closing time looking at phones. The robber
returned with two other people after store-close, pretending to look around,
when they pulled bandanas over their faces. One pulled a gray handgun and
demanded what was inside the cash register, $557.11. One of the robbers, a
woman, told the employees to unplug any security cameras, but they were out of
reach. Another demanded to be taken to the storage room where cellphones were
kept. They unlocked all of the cabinets and put $31,500 worth of phones into a
Clarksville, TN: Felony Lane Gang Caught Using Stolen ID at Same Bank Where
But the standard Felony Lane scam didn't go textbook smooth for Detra Lapaglia
and Kayla Taylor recently. According to reports, the two women were taken into
custody in late September after trying and failing to cash a stolen check with a
stolen ID. According to the report, on September 21, Lapaglia and Taylor
attempted to cash the check using an ID at the Clarksville bank. The teller,
however, immediately, knew something was up. The ID the women were claiming to
use - it actually belonged to a woman who worked at the very same bank branch.
The teller already knew her co-worker had had her ID jacked in May.
Columbus, OH: Tips sought in cart load theft at Toys R US
Two women entered the Toys R Us store at 1400 Gemini Place about 1:30 p.m. on
Aug. 4. They loaded items in a cart, then pushed the cart out the front doors
without paying for the merchandise. Among the stolen items: five Lego
remote-control cars, two Lego City sets and a karaoke machine. The items were
valued at more than $1,700.
Albuquerque, NM: Shoplifter pulls knife on JC Penney Loss Prevention Agent,
stealing $763 in Sunglasses
A man accused of stealing hundreds of dollar of sunglasses, allegedly pulled a
knife on store security after being confronted. Albuquerque police were
dispatched to the JC Penney store on Friday in response to a felony shoplifting
incident. According to the store's loss prevention department, Omar Reed, 28,
took $763 worth of sunglasses from the store. Police say when Reed was
confronted outside of the store by loss prevention he threw the glasses and
stated he had a knife. Loss prevention was able to grab Reed before he could
take the knife out from his waist band. Reed was issued a criminal trespass
notification and arrested for felony shoplifting and aggravated assault with a
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Toledo, OH: Six charged in shooting at Franklin Park Mall
Toledo police have charged six people for inducing panic and aggravated rioting
after a man was shot just outside Franklin Park Mall. Tikei Benton was shot in
the foot during the altercation Sept. 25. No one has been charged for shooting
and none of the suspects has been arrested. Police did not say what was the
motive for the shooting. The shooting was reported Sept. 25 at 1:08 p.m. and
caused several nearby schools to go into lockdown. During the incident, an
uninvolved mall patron was knocked to the ground and suffered a broken hip,
according to court records. toledoblade.com
Dallas, TX: Police Investigate Shooting Outside Southwest Center Mall
A shooting at a shopping center in south Oak Cliff has workers on edge.
According to police, a man was shot outside an entrance of Southwest Center Mall
located at 3662 West Camp Wisdom Road. He was transported to the Methodist
Central Hospital in serious condition. Dallas police responded to the scene just
after 11 a.m. After being shot outside the mall, witnesses say the victim ran
inside to get help.
City of Industry, CA: Suspect arrested after shooting at Deputies behind Fry's
A suspect was taken into custody after shooting at deputies in the City of
Industry early Saturday morning. The trouble started with a disturbance call
from an employee of a nearby business at the 13400 block of Crossroads Parkway
around 11:30 p.m. Friday, officials said. The employee reported a man acting
strangely outside of his vehicle. The 41-year-old male suspect left and was
later spotted near the 60 Freeway, forcing officials to close both sides for
precautionary reasons, authorities said. A nearby mobile home park was also
evacuated. The suspect was arrested after an exchange of gunfire with deputies
behind a Fry's Electronics store. Officials said it took about three hours to
detain the man before the shootout. A weapon was recovered at the scene. No
deputies were injured in the shooting.
Kansas City, MO: Reported Zales jewelry store burglary leads to police chase in
Northland; 3 people taken into custody
Three people were taken into custody early Saturday morning after a police
pursuit ended in Parkville. Kansas City police said the chase started after
officers responded to a reported burglary at Zales jewelry store at Zona Rosa.
Police pursued ended near Fourth Street and Highway 9 in Parkville, when three
people in the vehicle jumped out and ran. They were taken into custody with the
help from K-9 officers. Police are still investigating.
Fairlawn, OH: Walmart manager steals $117,000 in cash, not heard from since
A Walmart night manager is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the
store. Nicholas Sibbio, 36, of Stow, is charged with fourth-degree felony theft.
He is not in police custody and a warrant was issued Sunday for his arrest.
Sibbio stole $117,850 Sunday from a safe in the store, court records say.
Surveillance video showed him stuffing the cash in Walmart bags. He walked out
of the store with the money several hours before his shift was scheduled to end,
according to court records. He has not been seen or heard from since, police
Detroit, MI: SUV crashes into Dollar General in failed smash-and-grab
The SUV was used in the incident at 3:27 a.m. at the Dollar General. According
to Detroit police, after crashing their vehicle, the suspects forced open the
gate and front door of the store. They located the store's safe and strapped a
chain around it, trying to pull it to the street. But the chain snapped and the
suspects left the safe where it was and fled eastbound on Joy, police said. No
one was hurt, nothing was taken, and the suspects remain at large.
Atlanta, GA: Police investigate 2 smash-and-grabs overnight
Police first said they received a report of a break-in at Exclusive Game men's
clothing store in Buckhead just before 4 a.m. Monday. The boutique on Peachtree
Road boasts celebrity clientele on its website. It's still unclear what the
thieves took from the store. Police are also investigating a smash-and-grab at
Creative Approach in Midtown. The digital device store has been broken into
twice before, store employees said.
Australia: Thieves smash car through doors of Doncaster East shopping centre,
before robbing shop and destroying ATM
Thieves have deliberately smashed a car into the glass doors of a shopping
centre in Melbourne this morning. At 5.30am this morning a 4WD ploughed into the
Doncaster East shopping centre on Reynolds Road. The thieves first targeted a
jewellery store, stealing a number of items, before driving through the complex
in search of an ATM. The robbers then rammed an ATM but were unable to remove
any cash. They then reversed their way out of the shopping centre and drove off.
Video from inside the shopping centre showed extensive damage inside the
Woman steals rare $9K dress and uploads photo of herself wearing it on Instagram
If you choose to do the crime, you may want to find ways to keep it discrete. A
woman in Houston, Texas committed a crime and felt the need to show it off to
her social media followers. According to the Houston Chronicle, Tashuana Green
was a serial thief who had a knack for stealing high-end clothes from stores at
Houston's Galleria. In September, security noticed that a rare dress was missing
from the Louis Vuitton store. The dress retailed for $9,400. Days after the
theft, employees at the store received a tip that the dress could be found.
Green, 35, decided to post a picture of herself wearing the dress on her
Instagram page. Authorities were notified and she was eventually arrested. Since
2011, Green has faced theft charges of high-end merchandise. She was charged
with stealing a $3K purse out of Chanel and stole two more purses, which totaled
$5,250 one month later. Green has since posted a $15K bond after being arrested
on theft charges in relation to the Louis Vuitton dress.
Kay Jewelers in the West County Center, St.
Louis, MO, was hit with a Glass Lift theft Saturday evening by 2 men at 8:15pm
The suspect got away with over $21,000 in merchandise
Kay's Outlet in Queenstown, MD was hit by a 4
man Distraction Team Saturday afternoon, merchandise valued at nearly $1,000
Kay Jewelers in Willow Grove Park, Willow Grove, PA was the victim of a Grab &
Run, merchandise valued at $2,399
Kay Jewelers in the Valley Mall, Phoenix, AZ was the victim of a Grab & Run,
merchandise valued at $2,099
Jared Vault in the Ontario Mills Mall, Ontario, California was hit with a Grab &
Run of a store tablet, the item was recovered
Wilmington, NC: Man sentenced to 7 years, Robbery w/ Box Cutter
and Injured a Sherfiff's Deputy
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Family Dollar - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
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EZ Pawn - Edgewater, CO - Armed Robbery
Fefi's - Altoona, PA - Robbery
Harbor Freight - Carson City, NV - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
Quick Track - Arlington, TX - Burglary/ ATM
Rite Aid - Portsmouth, VA - Armed Robbery
Sprint - Des Moines, IA -Armed Robbery/ employee injured
Sprint - Garden Grove, CA - Burglary
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Subway - Coram, NY - Armed Robbery/ 2x over weekend
Super Mercado - Grand Rapids, MI - Armed Robbery
Texaco - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
Turkey Hill - Nanticoke, PA - Armed Robbery
Valero - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Jasper, NC - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Greenfield, IN - Robbery
7-Eleven - Pike Co, KY - Robbery/ Assault
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