New York City Loss Prevention Collaboration Meeting
In early May, retail and law enforcement professionals came together for the
second quarter New York City Loss Prevention Collaboration Meeting. Attendees
included representatives from 15 different retailers, mall security directors,
the NYPD, and the United States Secret Service. The keynote speakers included
Sergeant Tarik Sheppard of the NYPD and two Special Agents from the United
States Secret Service. Topics ranged from the planned development of a New York
Organized Retail Crime Association- (NYORCA) to electronic crimes against
retailers. The NYC LP Collaboration Meetings focus on building relationship
between law enforcement and retailers in an effort to combat retail theft. A
special thanks to Sephora for hosting the second quarter meeting. For
information regarding upcoming events contact the NYC LP Meeting coordinators
Chip Chiappetta at
ChipChiappetta@DSWInc.com or Tarik Sheppard at
Update on Beall's ORC video posted Wed. - Suspect turns self in & admits to being
part of 'large organized shoplifting ring' in Tampa The woman
suspected in a bold robbery caught on camera is under arrest Friday morning.
Investigators say 20-year-old Tonea Crawford turned herself in at her mother's
request. She's been arrested 24 times since the age of 13, but this most recent
one got the most attention. She surrendered and even admitted that she was part
of a large organized shoplifting ring. (Source
Seven more arrested in Brownsville, TX Gas Theft Ring Seven
more people were arrested for allegedly being complicit in a Brownsville
gasoline theft ring that spanned several months and resulted in more than
$20,000 worth of gas stolen, authorities said. Authorities arrested four
Brownsville residents and three San Benito residents. Cameron County District
Attorney spokeswoman Melissa Zamora said in a press release that Olmito resident
Larry Munoz, 41, who was arrested last week, worked as a manager of the 7-Eleven
convenience store at 745 W. Elizabeth St. and used a keypad apparatus to bypass
security measures at a gasoline pump to steal gas from his employer.
North Texas Area Crime Trackers (ACT)
North Texas Area Crime Trackers (ACT) group and list serve began in
1999, and currently has around 550 members. ACT is a network of Law
Enforcement and Loss Prevention professionals working together on common
crime issues. Because it is simple to use and extremely effective, it
continues to grow.
The list serve network is maintained by the Irving,Texas Police
Department and was started originally by retired officer Tommy Hudspeth.
Chief Larry Boyd of the Irving Department has continually supported this
highly effective tool.
Charlie Tyner, Div. LP Manager for Kroger, has been the driving force
behind this group. Members must apply to get on the list serve (through
the Irving Police Department) and credentials are checked at the door of
any meetings held.
Members may broadcast a message to all 550 plus participants by simply
sending their message to the ACT email address. The rules are: only intel, and law enforcement related training opportunities, no
solicitations or advertising or endorsing allowed. The group shares the
intel with other similar networks when the information is relevant. ACT
has helped to solve a lot of local crimes in North Texas through their
list serve and local meetings.
ACT holds meetings about twice a year with average attendance ranging
from 50 to 100 members, depending on what is going on at the time. Here
are some photos from a recent ACT Intel meeting held at Cabela's
Sporting Goods in North Fort Worth. The meeting was led by Charlie
Tyner (Kroger Div LPM), Grant Gulickson (Capital One Investigations) and
Brett Lefever (Cabela's Asset Protection), and 100 Law Enforcement and
retail representatives gathered from all over Texas.
ACT is a free service that allows you to share criminal activity with
other members. We all know that there are professional criminals and
families that make their living stealing, so let’s share that
To join ACT send an e-mail with your name, job title, your coverage area
(ex. DFW, Texas),
company or agency name and phone number to:
Officer Chris Waldrum #638