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LPRC: Humans + AI nearly eight times more accurate

Latest research analysis reveals humans assisted by face matching technology far more likely to correctly identify a subject's face

Humans using artificial intelligence face matching technology were 7.91 times more likely to correctly identify a subject's face than without AI, according to updated research results.

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) researches how retailers can effectively prevent retail crime, reduce losses, and improve store safety. Dr. Cory Lowe, LPRC senior research scientist, presented his initial research results October 4, 2022, during the annual IMPACT conference hosted at the University of Florida.

In a presentation titled "Face Off: Examining the Role of AI in Reducing Bias and Improving Decision-Making," Lowe explained how he pitted unaided research participants against those using AI face matching technology. LPRC selected FaceFirst software for the tests. Researchers installed the software in the LPRC lab and conducted the tests independently.

Lowe showed a diverse array of fictional offender faces to 155 research participants; 78 who were unassisted, and 77 who were assisted. Among the unassisted group, 76.7 percent misidentified the fictional subjects in a photo lineup just minutes after seeing the fictional subject image. The assisted group got it right 62.9 percent of the time.

However, the preliminary analyses did not tell the full story. When Lowe controlled for other factors (e.g., differences in the order of presentation of the fictional offenders), the assisted group performed nearly eight times better. "The final results revealed there was a 7.91 times improvement in accuracy when participants were assisted by facial recognition," Lowe said. Lowe's preliminary analysis, which did not control for some of these factors, found a 2.7 times accuracy improvement among the AI-aided group.

For context: Humans performed poorly on their own, even with a small sample of faces they had been shown minutes earlier. No technology is 100 percent accurate in the wild, but humans alone are demonstrably prone to error. Furthermore, Lowe noted the participants were not told of the FaceFirst AI's accuracy alone (100 percent accurate with the images used in this study), so individuals may have discounted the solution's accuracy.

Watch for more details from the LPRC research, including how facial recognition can be used to reduce error and bias; how it can narrow the LP focus to those individuals who are most likely to offend in retail locations; and how the future of these technologies will be determined by their ethical use.

FaceFirst considers use of AI with human oversight vital for retailers. Consider the risks of being caught unaware when a known offender enters your store. If you knew there was a proven solution to keep your valued customers, associates, and executive team safer from violent offenders, would you implement it? The real risk is answering no. FaceFirst's solution is fast, accurate, and scalable-learn more today at facefirst.com.



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El Paso Seeks Death Penalty For Walmart Shooter

El Paso Walmart mass shooter in state custody, faces trial that could bring death penalty

The admitted white supremacist who was sentenced to life in prison by a federal court for the Walmart mass shooting is now in state custody and remains in El Paso as he awaits a state trial in connection with the attack, officials said.

El Paso District Attorney Bill Hicks announced Tuesday during a news conference that Patrick Crusius, 24, was transferred about 1 p.m. Tuesday from federal custody to state custody – the first major step to moving forward with the state of Texas' case against the gunman.

The 90 life consecutive sentences handed down by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Guaderrama means the gunman will spend the rest of his life in federal prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office was not seeking the death penalty.

The judge ordered the gunman to serve his prison time at ADX Florence supermax federal prison near Florence, Colorado. However, he will remain in El Paso as he awaits a federal restitution hearing and a state trial.

In the state case, the gunman faces one count of capital murder of multiple persons and 22 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The El Paso County District Attorney's Office is seeking the death penalty.


U.S. sets a grim milestone with new record for the deadliest six months of mass killings

Unrelenting bloodshed across the U.S. this year has led to the grimmest of milestones: The deadliest six months of mass killings recorded since at least 2006.

NEW YORK — Slain at the hands of strangers or gunned down by loved ones. Massacred in small towns, in big cities, inside their own homes or outside in broad daylight. This year’s unrelenting bloodshed across the U.S. has led to the grimmest of milestones: The deadliest six months of mass killings recorded since at least 2006.

From Jan. 1 to June 30, the nation endured 28 mass killings, all but one of which involved guns. The death toll rose just about every week, a constant cycle of violence and grief.

Six months. 181 days. 28 mass killings. 140 victims. One country.

A mass killing is defined as an occurrence when four or more people are slain, not including the assailant, within a 24-hour period. A database maintained by The Associated Press and USA Today in partnership with Northeastern University tracks this large-scale violence dating back to 2006.  . inquirer.com

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San Francisco: ‘All I see is things to celebrate’: Brooke Jenkins on her first year as D.A.

She took office promising to clean up open-air drug markets and crack down on property crime in San Francisco. While crime stats say she hasn't done that, she says there’s only one thing she’d have done differently. 


Some Toronto area stores are closing their beer and wine sections. Why?

Theft levels are rising and the margins were tiny to begin with,

Industry spokespeople say “Simply put, grocers lose money when they sell beer.”

Over the past few months, shoppers have reported a puzzling new trend: several retailers have been quietly shuttering their alcohol sections.

The Star has confirmed at least four grocery store locations in the GTA where alcohol has disappeared from shelves in recent months. They include Sobeys-owned FreshCo at Bathurst and Nassau, Loblaws at Queen and Portland, Loblaws in Empress Walk in North York, and Loblaw-owned Real Canadian Superstore in Brampton.

Loblaw and Sobeys did not respond to inquiries asking how many of their stores have stopped selling alcohol and why. However, the Retail Council of Canada, which represents the country’s largest grocers, including Loblaw and Sobeys, said high levels of theft have cut into the profitability of alcohol sales at some locations and an industry expert told the Star that profits on beer and wine sales are often surprisingly small to begin with.

As food prices continue to skyrocket, shoplifting has surged across all grocery store categories, including alcohol, and it’s costing stores billions of dollars, said Michelle Wasylyshen, a spokesperson for the Retail Council of Canada. Ironically, retailers’ increasing reliance on self-checkouts to slash labour costs and fill staffing gaps is making it easier for shoppers to walk out without paying.

Sands expects more grocers to take alcohol off their shelves in the future.  thestar.com


Across the Pond the UK is Eerily Similar to the U.S.

Organized shoplifting gangs stealing with “impunity”, warns MP

Organized shoplifting gangs are stealing with “impunity” as Waitrose reports a rapid rise in thefts.

The supermarket blamed “steal-to-order gangs” and anti-social behaviour.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said retail thefts across the sector in England and Wales rose by 26% in 2022.

In March, police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland recorded almost 33,000 incidents of shoplifting.

Local Conservative MP James Sunderland said: “Targeted shoplifting through organised retail crime is clearly on the rise.

“Gangs appear to be operating with impunity across the South East. “There have been instances of violence to staff when they attempt to intervene, not just at Waitrose but all supermarkets.”

Lucy Brown, director of security for JLP, told the BBC: “We’re seeing a real increase – some are one-off offenders but the majority are shoplifting on a regular basis, switching across all retailers.

“They will use major transport infrastructure to hit every retailer in a particular town or city or high street. “We’re also seeing a rise in organised crime with groups targeting stores – they want to take high volumes and high value in one hit.” frontlinepress.org


Teen in custody after dozens of Omaha Police called to Shoots Fired at Westroads Mall area

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A teen was taken into custody Wednesday evening after a volatile situation unfolded in a Westroads Mall parking lot.

Dozens of Omaha Police officers rushed to the scene at about 7 p.m. after 911 operators received several 911 calls had come in at about someone in a parking lot firing a gun into the air.

Omaha Police Lt. Neal Bonacci said in an update from the scene that officers responded very quickly, and there was never a threat inside the mall.  wowt.com



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S.F. Westfield’s ‘dome level’ was once its crown jewel. Now it’s deserted


Westfield's "surrendered" ownership and walked on it's $558 million loan.  "Attributing Nordstrom’s closing to “unsafe conditions for customers, retailers, and employees.”

The Westfield San Francisco Centre’s fourth-floor atrium was once its crown jewel, a glittering dome hovering above the city’s biggest shopping center. Now the atrium sits empty in a stark sign of the mall’s woes.    Built in 1896 and sold to Westfield in 2002.  Pouring $460 million into it's expansion.  “It was like a new attraction because there really weren’t any malls downtown.” It became part of the fabric of the city.  After Nordstrom leaves they'll be 1.5M sq. ft. empty.

Crime, shoplifting, violence and the slower return-to-office plans was it's doom.  Westfield executives received updates from retailers showing incidents of violence against workers in the mall and how retail tenants had been asking for additional security.

Westfield is just the latest high-profile business to abandon the city. According to a tally from the San Francisco Standard, twenty retailers near San Francisco’s Union Square have closed their doors since 2020.

The San Francisco office market has been the hardest hit of any major city in the United States.

Malls, in general, are in a tough spot. Since 2016, malls in the United States have lost 50 percent of their value.

Westfield isn’t the first mall owner to decide to leave a longtime downtown shopping center. Last year, Brookfield Property Partners relinquished Chicago’s Water Tower Place, the mall that anchors the Magnificent Mile, an upscale commercial district. The shopping district had grappled with lower foot traffic and noticeable retail vacancies since the start of the pandemic. More than half of the space in Water Tower Place is vacant, including an anchor store location that was a Macy’s until 2021, according to Cushman & Wakefield.

In 2022, when Macerich sold its 50 percent stake in the other mall in the Magnificent Mile — the Shops at North Bridge — it took a nearly $30 million loss.

Retailers are leaving urban centers. Which in the early 1900's were the number one weekend attraction for families and shopping.  That is before the suburbs boom in the 50's.  But now, it may be a by gone era. 

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27 food fraudsters arrested in Lithuania and Italy

Criminals relabelled millions of expired food products and reintroduced them to the supply chain, risking health and safety of European consumers

A two-part investigation across several EU Member States has unveiled a criminal network who operate by reintroducing expired food into the supply chain. In total, law enforcement officials have arrested 27 criminals responsible for this relatively new criminal practice that jeopardises the health and safety of European consumers. Exploiting vulnerabilities in the supply chain initially induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the suspects started acquiring immense quantities of expired food and beverages. They would then chemically erase the expiry date printed on the individual items and reprint a new one. In other cases, a whole new label was forged and applied, giving the impression that the packaged food or beverage was still fresh and safe for consumption. Relabelled food and beverages may not only be unenjoyable but even dangerous for human consumption, and could pose a serious risk to public health.

Two massive hits against food fraudsters

On 23 May 2023, Lithuanian Police (Lietuvos policija) and law enforcement from other Member States, coordinated by Europol and Eurojust, dismantled an organised crime group that reintroduced millions of expired food products with altered labels on the market. The criminals, who are also under investigation for large-scale VAT fraud, are believed to have made at least EUR 1 million in profits from their food labelling scam

An action day on 11 July 2023 led to the arrest of three individuals. Europol coordinated the action day conducted in Italy by the Italian Carabinieri (Nuclei Antisofisticazione e Sanità dell'Arma dei Carabinieri), with the support of the Italian Financial Police (Guardia di Finanza). Law enforcement conducted 14 searches and seized more than 500 000 food and beverage items as well as equipment used by the criminals.  europa.eu


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Fight Organized Retail Crime with ALL TAG Box Seals, Overlays, and Q Guards

The video above highlights some of ALL-TAG's latest innovations such as the AM or RF Q-Guard, Overlay, Box Seal, and Non-EAS Box Seal. All of these solutions can be fully customized with store logos, deterrent messages, if found elsewhere, please call messages, store numbers, and much more.

ALL-TAG's Q-Guard will be completely new to shoplifters, and they will quickly learn that it cannot be removed from a product without irreparably damaging the packaging, and thus significantly reducing the resale value of the product. This, of course, will deter Organized Retail Crime attempts. The Q-Guard will also be very effective against common theft, as the RF or AM label underneath is very well protected. The Q-Guard does not have an unlocking or removal mechanism like those of hard tags, spider wraps, and keepers. Therefore, shoplifters cannot use magnetic detachers they bought online to remove a Q-Guard. The Q-Guard allows retailers to openly display the well protected merchandise, it does not require additional shelf space, and it will not interfere with the shopping experience. The Q-Guard does not need to be removed at the point of sale, so regular checkout and self-checkout processes are quick and easy.

ALL-TAG's Overlays allow RF and AM labels to do their job by protecting them from being removed from merchandise inside retail stores. The Overlays are built with a combination of unique material and aggressive adhesive that makes them the most tamper resistant Overlays on the market.

ALL-TAG's Box Seals offer the same benefits as the Overlays, but they also seal both ends of the product packaging. Shoplifters cannot remove the product from the package, or insert additional or more expensive products inside of the packaging.

For retail stores that aren't currently equipped with EAS technology, we recommend using Non-EAS Box Seals to keep packages completed sealed.

To find out more about ALL-TAG's solutions, please visit https://all-tag.com/.







Hack Triggers Call for Changes to Microsoft's Cloud Services

The Wall Street Journal reports that Biden administration officials are calling for changes to Microsoft’s cloud services after victims of a recent Chinese cyber intrusion were unable to detect the hack because they weren’t enrolled in the company’s premium service and didn't have access to the critical logging information required to detect the attack.

Cloud confusion. Log files are digital ledgers that list happenings on computer systems and are typically available to the operator of the computer server that is generating them. The era of cloud computing has complicated things by dividing up maintenance responsibilities between cloud operators and their customers.  cmail20.com


Setting Standards & Cross-Border Cybercrime Disruption Legislation

U.S. Sets Cybersecurity Goals Through 2026

The Biden administration published Thursday a step-by-step plan on how it aims to enact its national cybersecurity strategy through 2026, including short time frames for putting into effect some key planks of cyber policy.

The plan encompasses the business sector, besides federal agencies. The 16 sectors designated as critical infrastructure by the U.S. government are largely operated by the private sector in areas such as healthcare, financial services, energy and manufacturing. 

At the same time, businesses will be expected to meet new standards set by federal agencies. The Securities and Exchange Commission, for example, is preparing a raft of rules that will impose incident-reporting requirements on listed companies. These rules are also intended to scrutinize board oversight of cyber risk. The Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration also want to flex their muscles in privacy enforcement and medical device security. 

Of major concern to businesses are potentially overlapping and perhaps conflicting rules from the White House and regulators that might require different processes and timelines to satisfy. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is due to issue final rules for incident reporting by critical infrastructure operators by late 2025.

Elsewhere, the Justice Department is working on legislative proposals for cross-border cooperation in disrupting cybercrime. Some proposals have been sent to Congress, a senior administration official said on Wednesday’s call.  wsj.com




And So the Battle Begins

WormGPT Cybercrime Tool Heralds an Era of AI Malware vs. AI Defenses

A black-hat alternative to GPT models specifically designed for malicious activities like BEC, malware, and phishing attacks is here, and will push organizations to level up with generative AI themselves.

Cybercriminals are leveraging generative AI technology to aid their activities and launch business email compromise (BEC) attacks, including use of a tool known as WormGPT, a black-hat alternative to GPT models specifically designed for malicious activities.

According to a report from SlashNext, WormGPT was trained on various data sources, with a focus on malware-related data, generating human-like text based on the input it receives and is able to create highly convincing fake emails.

Screenshots from a cybercrime form illustrate exchanges between malicious actors on how to deploy ChatGPT to aid successful BEC attacks, indicating hackers with limited fluency in the target language can use gen AI to fabricate a convincing email. 

The research team also conducted an evaluation of the potential risks associated with WormGPT, with a specific focus on BEC attacks, instructing the tool to generate an email aimed at pressuring an unsuspecting account manager into making payment for a fraudulent invoice.

The results revealed WormGPT could not only execute a persuasive tone but was also "strategically cunning," an indicator of its capabilities for mounting sophisticated phishing and BEC attacks.  darkreading.com


Threat Actors Customizing Tools for Mobile OS-Based Fraud

Mobile Android OS Device Spoofing Tools Spotted in Russian Cybercriminal Forum

Threat actors are using dedicated mobile Android device spoofing tools to defraud customers of online banking, payment systems, advertising networks and online marketplaces globally.

Researchers at Resecurity observed cybercriminals innovating their tactics by employing tools that impersonate compromised account holders and bypass anti-fraud controls.

Attackers are using these spoofing tools by exploiting stolen cookie files, impersonating hyper-granular device identifiers and using fraud victims' unique network settings.  govinfosecurity.com








Prime Day 2023 was Amazon's most successful yet with $12.7 billion spent

Sales were up 6.4% over 2022 for the two day annual promotion.

Consumers spent $6.3 billion on Amazon on the second day of the sale, according to Adobe Analytics data of 1 trillion visits to U.S. retail sites and 100 million SKUs

Amazon Prime shoppers focused their spending on items for their homes. Appliance sales were up 52% compared to the average day in June, according to Adobe. Housekeeping supplies and apparel were also popular, up 27% and 24%, respectively. 

Just under half of orders on July 12, 45%, were made on smartphones, Adobe said. That’s up from 41.5% of orders in 2022. Adobe attributed the increase to growing consumer comfort shopping on mobile devices, and the ease of making impulse purchases.  digitalcommerce360.com







ORC Gang of 6 Hit 90 Ulta Beauty, Sephora, Target and Nike stores in Montgomery County.

Group including 13-year-old suspected in over 90 DC, Maryland store thefts

Montgomery County police say the group is responsible for $78,000 in theft from Ulta Beauty stores in the D.C. area, and $49,000 in theft from 11 Ulta Beauty, Sephora, Target and Nike stores in the county

Groups of young people walk into store after store, smash display cases and run off with thousands of dollars in merchandise piled in their arms or shoved into garbage bags.

Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, announced a series of arrests in the fight against retail crime. They believe six suspects are responsible for thefts from 11 stores in the county and a whopping 80 stores in D.C. since April. The suspects range in age from 28 to just 13.

The thefts occurred between April 28 and June 15 in Montgomery County and D.C., police said. The suspects are all from D.C. and are 28, 21, 17, 16 and 13.

“It is shocking. It’s one of those things in my career that, I don’t recall seeing kids as young as 13 going out and being involved in this type of crime,” said Capt. Sean Gagen.

Police say the group is responsible for $78,000 in theft from Ulta Beauty stores in the D.C. area, and $49,000 in theft from 11 Ulta Beauty, Sephora, Target and Nike stores in Montgomery County.

Police believe the thieves sold the items.


ORC Fencing Fraudster Files to Reclaim Seized Assets

B.C. civil forfeiture claim reveals elaborate scheme of shoplifting, returns for cash and fake credit cards

Vancouver police deployed an undercover officer posing as a shoplifter who sold merchandise to the man and who received instructions to steal property from Home Depot.

Authorities allege a Vancouver man was engaged in an elaborate fencing scheme that employed shoplifters and targeted large chain stores like Home Depot, Walmart and Best Buy.

Under the scheme, the man would bring stolen goods, including computers, electronics, home improvement items and clothing, to various stores without a receipt in return for store credit. He would then use those credits to buy merchandise and receive a receipt and later return those items for cash.

After receiving tips from retailers, Vancouver police deployed an undercover officer posing as a shoplifter who sold merchandise to the man and who received instructions to steal property from Home Depot.

The details of these allegations stem from four investigations dating to 2017 and are contained in court documents related to a civil forfeiture application seeking to keep items the VPD seized from two residences. They include more than $50,000 in cash, two vehicles and gift cards worth more than $120,000 from several large retailers.

Over the years, police have also seized iPads and iPhones in their original packaging, bags of clothes with tags attached from Lululemon, Mark’s and SportChek, merchandise including linens and toothbrushes, printers and lingerie, power tools and watches, and hundreds of credit and debit cards and blank magnetic cards, according to the court documents.

During the first investigation, that began in May 2017, Home Depot called police to report Luo had returned stolen items to a store in exchange for store credit. He then used the credit to buy some more items at the store, and received a receipt, according to the petition.

Lawyers for Hao Luo, also known as Ken Luo, are challenging the application using a Charter argument that police didn’t have the legal right to search his residences or seize the goods or vehicles because the warrants weren’t based on reasonable and probable grounds that a crime had been committed.

Similar seizures were conducted later in 2018 and in 2019. And he was charged in 2020 with possession and use of a stolen credit card, fraud, two counts of possession of stolen property and other offences.

In 2020, he pleaded guilty to fraud, possession and use of stolen card and counselling an indictable offence not committed, and was sentenced to a conditional discharge and three years’ probation, according to provincial court documents.


Group of men charged with stealing liquor from Albuquerque stores

It was a crime that shocked and angered the city: thieves caught on camera in broad daylight stealing hundreds of dollars worth in liquor from a Walgreens.

According to police, two of the thieves returned to the same store to steal again this week, and it led to three arrests in the case.

“Something positive came out of a little video that I took,” said Rob MacIvor, who shot the now viral video on June 30. It depicted a group of men loading up their backpacks full of liquor from the Walgreens on Wyoming Boulevard and Harper.

“They just walked straight in, walked right into the liquor store and started pulling the larger bottles of alcohol off of the shelves,” MacIvor said to KRQE in an interview on July 3 about the incident he witnessed.

Walgreen’s management reported to police a group of individuals, up to 10 people at a time, targeted their location daily. They said sometimes, it happened three to four times a day. That includes Tuesday when police were called after 43-year-old Nathan Castillo and 35-year-old Brian Singer allegedly stole again. They were arrested Tuesday, along with 26-year-old Joshua Peralto.

Police said Peralto stole items from an Albertsons and was arrested in a nearby irrigation channel. krqe.com


Suspect Arrested On A Warrant In Westport Shoplifting Case: Police

WESTPORT, CT — A 20-year-old New York City woman was arrested on a warrant this week in connection with a shoplifting case from February at Ulta Beauty on the Post Road East, according to Westport police.
Catherine Sanoja was charged on Monday with second-degree larceny, organized retail theft of $10,000, and conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny.  patch.com


DOJ: Anchorage Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Stealing 22 Guns

Defendants fired weapons during police chase and used stolen vehicles in commission of crimes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – An Anchorage man was sentenced yesterday to nine years in federal prison for stealing 22 firearms from an Anchorage gun store in 2019.

Rhode and his co-conspirators drove a stolen Chevy Trailblazer to Wrightway Auto Carriers in Anchorage where they broke into the building and stole license plates, filing cabinets and a GMC
Sierra pickup. Rhode and the three co-conspirators then stole another vehicle, drove it through the front window of Granny’s Guns, loaded 22 firearms into the back of the GMC truck and drove away.
They later lit the stolen GMC Sierra pickup on fire in an effort to destroy evidence and escaped in a black SUV.

Later the same day, officers with the Anchorage Police Department tried to stop Rhode, who was driving the black SUV, and his co-defendants driving another pickup, but they fired shots into the
air and fled at high speeds across Anchorage. On June 20, 2019, Rhode and two others were caught on video attempting to jump the fence of a tow yard to recover one of the stolen guns left in an
impounded vehicle. All four co-conspirators were indicted in October 2020 and subsequently arrested. Rhode is also facing charges in state court.


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Shootings & Deaths

(Video) Las Vegas, NV: Teen killed after shooting in North Las Vegas grocery store parking lot.

North Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting that left a teen dead outside a North Las Vegas grocery store parking lot. Officers received a call about a shooting in a store parking lot in the 2200 block of East Centennial Parkway near Losee Road shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Police described the victim as a “male in his late teens” suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. After the shooting, the teen was taken to UMC with serious, life-threatening injuries. The teen was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 8newsnow.com


Columbus, OH: Store owner dies after armed robbery in southeast Columbus

The owner of a corner store in southeast Columbus was shot and killed Wednesday.

Columbus police responded to a shooting in the 1400 block of South Hamilton Road around 1:50 p.m.

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and he was later pronounced dead. abc6onyourside.com


St. Albans, WV: Maintenance worker dies after being electrocuted at shopping center

Photos of gun-wielding suspect released following deadly shooting at Columbus corner store

The owner of a corner store in southeast Columbus was shot and killed Wednesday.  A witness said the shooter fired into the store and its drive-thru window and then ran off.  myfox28columbus.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Update:  It's now up to 15 CNY Walmart Stores Hit by Multi-State Skimming Gang

The attempted fraud spans Central New York, the Southern Tier and over state borders into Maine, involving three suspects who installed multiple skimming devices over existing credit card scanners.

Each store is dealing with its own police department investigation, but officers exchanging information have found surveillance footage to show the culprits are the same in all the cases. informnny.com


Thieves use guns, sledgehammers to rob Huntersville jewelry store; FBI investigating

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Thieves with guns and sledgehammers robbed a Huntersville jewelry store on Tuesday, Huntersville police confirmed.

Three male suspects entered Fink’s Jewelers in Birkdale Village around noon wearing hooded sweatshirts and full-face masks, pictures show.  wsoctv.com


Macon man sentenced to seven years in prison after waving gun at Walmart customers in 2021



Video shows smash-and-grab burglary at Downey mall

Police in Downey are investigating a robbery at a jewelry store inside the Stonewood Mall Wednesday afternoon.

The robbery happened around 4:30 p.m. at Daniel’s Jewelers, according to the Downey Police Department.

Video of the smash-and-grab burglary shared to TikTok showed at least three men wearing black hoodie sweatshirts smashing the glass displays of the jewelry store and pulling several items from the damaged cases.

The person who shot the video, an employee at one of the mall’s businesses, said there have been several burglaries at the mall in recent months and the mall only employs one security guard on site.

The TikTok caption claimed that police did not show up to the mall for more than 20 minutes after the crime took place.

Downey police have released very little information about the burglary, only confirming that it is under investigation. It’s currently unclear if any arrests have been made or if any suspects are outstanding. ktla.com


Beaufort, SC: Police catch a break in downtown Beaufort break-ins.

The City of Beaufort Police Department (BPD) has a person of interest in two break-ins that occurred June 27 and 28 in downtown Beaufort.

“We’re just waiting on some lab work to come back,” said Lt. Col. Stephenie Price, Deputy Chief and spokesperson for the Beaufort Police Department.

Price was speaking to about 20 business owners at a Tuesday morning meeting of the Downtown Beaufort Merchants’ Association at the Thibault Gallery on Bay Street. yourislandnews.com


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Region Asset Protection Manager
Montgomery & Birmingham, Alabama - posted July 5
Responsible for managing asset protection programs designed to minimize shrink, associate and customer liability accidents, bad check and cash loss, and safety incidents for stores within assigned region. This position will develop the framework for the groups' response to critical incidents, investigative needs, safety concerns and regulatory agency visits...

Regional Manager, Loss Prevention (Western Territory)
Remote - posted June 28
The Regional Loss Prevention Manager is responsible for the control and reduction of shrinkage at the stores in their Territory. Investigate and resolves all matters that jeopardize or cause a loss to the company's assets. Has ownership for all company related shrinkage programs in their assigned stores.

Regional Manager, Loss Prevention (Central Territory)
Remote - posted June 28
The Regional Loss Prevention Manager is responsible for the control and reduction of shrinkage at the stores in their Territory. Investigate and resolves all matters that jeopardize or cause a loss to the company's assets. Has ownership for all company related shrinkage programs in their assigned stores...


Regional Director, LP & Safety (Midwest)
MN, MO, IL, KS, WI, MI, IN, or WA - posted June 27
We are looking for a Regional Director of Loss Prevention to join us in MN, MO, IL, KS, WI, MI, IN, or WA. You will develop, execute, and maintain shrink and shrink compliance initiatives. You will also conduct internal and external field investigations, loss control auditing, store safety programs, and compliance programs and audits...

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