Police and LP officers crack "sophisticated" shoplifting ring
Police are calling this one of the largest "loss-prevention recovery
investigations" in North American history; officers seized about $390,000 worth
of stolen pants, bras, bottles, toothpaste, and other items that were being sold
for a profit out of a house, investigators said on Wednesday. The house was set
up like a retail store, with display shelves stocked with stolen items so
customers could browse the product. It even had rooms used as storage for the
rest of the stock, Detective Bruno Miron said. The thieves used 'fabricated
bags' to get the stolen merchandise past the anti-theft gates and out of the
stores. Police and some of the retailers' loss prevention teams partnered to
identify and eventually arrest the suspects in this crime ring. Toronto
residents Thi Loc Doan and The Ha Long were charged with possession of property
obtained by crime and possession of stolen goods for the purpose of trafficking.
Sportun named Security Director of the Year
Canadian Security magazine is pleased to announce that
Sean Sportun, manager of security and loss prevention
for Mac’s Convenience Stores in Central Canada, has been
named as the winner of the Security Director of the Year
award 2013, sponsored by Anixter Canada. Sportun was
selected by the Canadian Security Editorial Advisory
Board as this year's winner for his ability to help
reduce crime in the stores he oversees and for key
projects that have helped to strengthen relationships
within the community. Sportun will receive the Security
Director of the Year Award at a gala event in Toronto on
Oct. 23. The full story on Sportun will be available in
the Sept./Oct. issue of Canadian Security magazine.
Sears to hold first-ever Canadian Thanksgiving Black
Sears Canada is getting ready to introduce the
first-ever Black Friday sale in Canada to accompany
Canadian Thanksgiving in October.Our customers already
participate in our Black Friday sale in November so we
wanted to give them one that, in a similar style to the
U.S., would accompany our own Thanksgiving Holiday.
Chico’s FAS takes White House Black Market to Canada
joining the Canadian Push Chico's FAS’
expansion plans are taking it outside U.S. borders, to
Canada. The women's apparel retailer is opening a White
House Black Market store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre,
Toronto on Oct. 24, and will follow it up with an
opening at Square One, Mississauga on Oct. 29, as well
as an opening at Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket on
November 12. (Source
Mega Mall to be built outside Calgary
Identity theft operation coming to Peel Region with 18,000 names stolen
A memory card containing names, addresses, birthdates, and marital statuses of
over 18,000 people was stolen from a Peel Region employee's car just last week.
The information belonged to people who were part of Peel Public Health's Healthy
Babies Healthy Children program, and the card also contained information from 46
people who were part of the program earlier. The card was reported missing on
September 24, and is believed to have been stolen from an employee's bag inside
that person's car. Police are still looking for the card.
West Nipissing Police investigating $80,000 jewelry store robbery
The West Nipissing Police Service is investigating the
burglary of a local jewelry store in Sturgeon Falls, on October 8, 2012. The
thief made off with assorted jewelry, worth approx. $80,000. Police have
received information about the theft, have interviewed Persons of Interest but
no charges have been laid at this time.
Retail Fast Facts: September 2013
Total monthly retail sales changed by 4.8 per
cent over the comparable month last year.
Total sales excluding food, automotive and
gasoline changed by 3.5 per cent over the
comparable month last year.
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