Breaking News in the Industry: March 27, 2018

first_imgDepartment store LP spotted 2 women taking clothes…. Then it got ugly [Viral Video]Video has been released by Lexington, Kentucky, police of a physical altercation between two alleged shoplifters and loss prevention personnel at Dillard’s in Fayette Mall. On a Friday night in January, loss prevention personnel noticed two females placing unpaid merchandise into a large Dillard’s shopping bag and hiding it inside a clothing rack. They concealed more than $1,000 of merchandise in an hour and loss prevention associates attempted to stop them as they were leaving, police said. The LP associate was kicked, shoved and ganged up on as he attempted to keep the bag of clothing in the store.  At one point, the video shows, he unsuccessfully tried to trap the bag and one of the women in the store by blocking the glass doors with his hands.The suspects escaped that night, Jan. 5, and Bluegrass Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information that could lead to their arrests. Anyone with information can call Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020.  [Source: The News Tribune]Women who threatened to kill LP associate after retail theft still at largePolice are looking for two women who they say stole items from a Walmart store in East Marlborough Township, Pennsylvania, and then threatened to kill the LP associate who tried to stop them. According to state police at Avondale, the incident took place Feb. 27. Two unidentified women tried leaving the Walmart in East Marlborough Township at 5:27 p.m. without paying for items in their shopping cart. A loss prevention associate noticed the theft, and stopped the pair at the door as they tried to exit. However, they forced their way past and the two fled without the merchandise. The two got into a black Jeep Cherokee and, just before leaving the area; one of the women reached into her purse and yelled that she was going to kill the associate who stopped them. The two women were described as black females in their 30s, one with black braids the other wearing a head band. Surveillance footage is being examined in an effort to identify the suspects.   [Source: The Mercury]Lapel video captures alleged shoplifter cry, slip handcuffs, then attempt to run from police [Viral Video]Lapel video captured an alleged shoplifter cry during his arrest, then cause a scene when he tried to run after slipping his handcuffs. He didn’t get very far, however. Jorge Gonzales was stopped by Albuquerque Police as he allegedly tried to leave the Walmart at Coors and I-40 back in February with just under $12 in items he had not paid for. On the way to the loss prevention office, Gonzales tried to make a deal with police. “I have money, I have five bucks,” Gonzales said. He also had five credit cards, none of them his, as they were reported stolen in a recent home burglary. As an officer typed up a report, Gonzales slipped out of the handcuffs and darted for the exit. He did not get far, though, when he tripped and the officer caught up to him. Police said Gonzales threw fists then reached for the cop’s gun and taser but ended up grabbing a tourniquet instead. An LP associate jumped in to help get Gonzales back into cuffs.ou got real skinny wrists, man, that’s probably how you slipped your cuffs in the beginning,” another officer said. Gonzales told officers he was just trying to get home, and that is why he ran and put up a fight. Gonzales was arrested and faces multiple felony charges. He appeared before Judge Michelle Castillo Dowler in Metro Court, who chose to release him on his own recognizance. He has a history of felony charges related to theft. Since then, Gonzales has not checked in with his probation officer. He now has warrant out for his arrest. [Source: NBC4i News]- Sponsor – Trio accused of retail theft across six statesThree Twin Cities residents are accused of operating an organized retail theft ring at Walmart stores in six states. The trio took nearly $47,000 in merchandise from the Eau Claire Walmart store on two occasions last fall, police say. They are responsible for more than $360,000 in losses from several Walmart stores, police said. Tashanda J. Boclair, 31, and Lasonya D. Miles, 30, both of Minneapolis, and Ezekiel O. Brown, 18, of St. Paul, are each charged in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of retail theft. An arrest warrant was issued for all three people. According to the criminal complaint, Eau Claire police were contacted by officials at Walmart, regarding a large theft involving an organized group. Walmart surveillance video showed a systematic approach that led to the theft of 56 new cellphones from a locked display case valued at more than $40,000. The video shows three people entering the store and going directly to the electronics department.They watched for employees while forcing the display case open. One person, later identified as Brown, pushed a shopping cart with a large plastic storage container up against the display case. Brown and the other two people, later identified as Miles and Boclair, grabbed the phones and placed them in the plastic container. The trio covered the container and pushed the merchandise out of the store without being stopped by employees. Walmart loss prevention said the same three people stole $6,700 worth of tablets on Sept. 27 using a similar process. While investigating the two Eau Claire cases, police learned that Walmart corporate investigators had been tracking Boclair, Brown and Miles. The trio has been identified in surveillance video, phone information, Facebook images and other sources as being responsible for more than $360,000 in losses from Walmart stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota. Through the installation of a trap and trace device and pen register, law enforcement officers obtained conversations  between Miles, Brown, Boclair and a fourth person regarding coordinated efforts to plan these thefts across the region. Pen registers are surveillance devices that capture the phone numbers dialed on outgoing telephone calls. Trap and trace devices capture the numbers identifying incoming calls.  [Source: Leader-Telegram]Police break up major shoplifting ringIn Ontario, Canada four men are facing dozens of charges after Halton police dismantled an organized shoplifting ring. Various retailers in Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and the surrounding area have been targeted since Oct. 2017. The suspects would enter stores and select items such as small appliances, perfumes, and clothing. They’d run out – past employees – without paying for the merchandise and in some cases, multiple offenders would work in teams to distract the employees or act as the lookout in the parking lot, investigators allege. Burlington’s street crime unit teamed up with loss prevention associates – who aren’t police but work in the stores – and identified one of the suspects. Three more suspects were positively identified, along with two homes where stolen property was being stored. The suspects were arrested on March 20. Search warrants were executed in Mount Hope and Stoney Creek, along with a vehicle.  More than $17,000 in property was seized, which police are linking to retail thefts, along with a 2009 Hyundai Elantra. Items range from purses to tools to an espresso maker, plus pots and pans. Anyone with additional information is asked to phone Det. Dwayne Perron at 905-825-4747 ext. 2342. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stopper’s “See Something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stopper’s “at 800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca [Source: InHalton]Retail watch program works to reduce shopliftingShoplifting is a growing problem Chico, California, and community leaders say they’ve had enough. Matt Smith, owner of Sports LTD – has been in the retail business since 1985. One ongoing economic challenge he says he continually faces …shoplifting.”We’re seeing it at least weekly, and mostly, several days a week,” said Smith. And when product isn’t taken, he says it is sometimes destroyed. “They’re coming in, destroying products, to get the security tags off, just being a real nuisance,” said Smith. Smith is not alone. Many local retail businesses, from clothing stores, big-box outlets, and supermarkets to downtown shops – many are reporting huge losses. Some outlets are seeing upwards of $250,000 a year worth of products, walk out the door.  So In efforts to combat the criminal activity, the Chico Police Department, the Downtown Chico Business Association and the Chamber of Commerce have partnered – forming a “Retail Watch” program. Katie Simmons leads the Chico Chamber of Commerce. “A lot of larger stores will have loss prevention officers, a lot of smaller stores won’t so we see a lot of ‘best practices’ sharing in this meetings, for the larger community when we have some much theft, we calculated is in the millions in our community, you’ll see prices going up to try to compensate for some of that loss, you’ll see a suppression of job growth because the retailers aren’t able to hire because they’re covering those losses,” said Simmons. The Retail Watch program is designed to educate local retailers on how to protect themselves, with advice and direction directly from Chico Police Department’s Chief O’Brien. “He’s encouraged us to cite and arrest everyone that we catch … I love catching guys that have other things going on in their life that are illegal so maybe we can get them off the street, and it gets the words out that we don’t tolerate it at all,” said Smith. Downtown business owner Teri Dubose -says her store has also been affected by shoplifting. She supports the efforts. “We all have different issues and I think it’s getting better by putting these type of things together,” said DuBose. [Source: ActionNews Now12] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

UAAP: UP can field in Ricafort, but face risks if TRO ‘invalid’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhile Rob Ricafort can finally play for University of the Philippines after securing a temporary restraining order, the Maroons face the risk of forfeiture.Commissioner Atty. Rebo Saguisag said the league will abide by the court ruling and won’t stop the wingman from playing if UP decides to field him.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Goran Dragic back with Heat after summer title for Slovenia MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ But with TRO set to lapse on October 21, Ricafort’s fate this Season 80 is not yet set in stone.“Should the TRO be invalid and void, there will be a possibility that the games [Ricafort played in] will be forfeited,” said Saguisag in a press conference Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“As the commissioner, I will not restrain him from playing. But they assume the risk depending on how the court will decide. After 20 days, we don’t know what will happen. It’s the team’s option.”The UAAP eligibility committee initially ruled Ricafort ineligible to play this season as he will exceed the maximum age limit of 25. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Ricafort will turn 25 on January 2018, after the basketball season is over. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Blatche, Fajardo lead 23-man Gilas pool for World Cup qualifiers

first_imgThe last time Blatche saw action for Gilas was during the 2017b Seaba Championship last May.The Xinjiang Flying Tigers center was sent back home to the United States by his mother ball club due to injury, but Reyes shared that the Syracuse native is expected to arrive in Manila on Nov. 12 to join the team’s trainings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening View comments Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Philippines’ center Andray Blatche dunks the ball against Singapore. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche is set to team up anew with four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and one of Asia’s top guards Jayson Castro as they headline Gilas Pilipinas’ 23-man pool for the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers.National team coach Chot Reyes has submitted the list of names on Friday. The Philippine team has already started its preparations for the first leg of the Asian qualifiers scheduled later this month.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas opens its quest for a slot in the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China on Nov. 24 against Japan at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Gymnasium in Tokyo, before flying home and taking on Chinese Taipei on Nov. 27 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Malditas save PH from shutout Lopez drops 34 on Nets, D-Lo gets 17 in Lakers’ win MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jayson,Pogs,Matt,Allein,Gabe, Calvin,CBC,Mac,Troy, Mond, Jap, JMF practiced today. Jio came but is out (LCL).TR & KR still OOT. AB on d 12th— Chot Reyes (@coachot) November 3, 2017 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Also making the cut are mainstays Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo, Japeth Aguilar, and Gabe Norwood, returnees Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, Baser Amer, and LA Revilla, cadets Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Kevin Ferrer, Mike Tolomia, Von Pessumal, and Russel Escoto, and PBA rookie Kiefer Ravena.Thirteen of the 23 names attended Gilas’ evening session at Meralco Gym.Jalalon, who is nursing a lateral colateral ligament sprain, dropped by, while Romeo are Ravena are still out-of-town, but will immediately join the squad’s sessions upon their return.The Philippines is slotted in Group B of the Asian qualifiers, together with reigning 2017 Fiba Asia champions Australia, and regional rivals Japan and Chinese Taipei.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Spence dominates Peterson to retain IBF welterweight title

first_imgNEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 20: Errol Spence punches Lamont Peterson during their IBF Welterweight title fight at the Barclays Center on January 20, 2018 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPErrol Spence battered Lamont Peterson on the way to an eighth-round technical knockout on Saturday to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight world title.Spence strengthened his reputation as one of the best of boxing’s rising stars, scoring his 10th straight win inside the distance as he improved to 23-0 with 20 knockouts.ADVERTISEMENT Spence, making his first defence of the title he seized from Britain’s Kell Brook in May, dominated from the opening bell at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, pummelling Peterson with combinations to the head and body.He sent former two-time world champion Peterson to the canvas in the fifth round with a combination that included a left hook to the head.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBoth of Peterson’s eyes were swelling shut by the seventh round, and as the bell sounded to start the eighth Peterson’s trainer Barry Hunter called for it to be stopped by referee Harvey Dock.Dock waved the fight off at one second into the eighth round. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais “I want to thank Lamont Peterson,” Spence said. “A lot of guys did turn down the fight and he took it, like a real warrior. I commend him for that.”While Spence has been tipped as a future pound-for-pound king, he says he’s got plenty of room for improvement.“I still can improve a lot on my defence,” he said. “I just have to keep perfecting my skills and keep progressing. You’re going to see a better Errol Spence next time I get in the ring.”Spence is hoping to showcase his improved skills against Keith Thurman, holder of two welterweight belts who has been sidelined since out-pointing Danny Garcia last March because of elbow surgery.“Everybody knows I’ve been waiting on ‘Sometimes’ Thurman,” Spence said, a poke at Thurman’s “One Time” nickname. “Since I was 15-0 I’ve been calling this guy out and he keeps making excuses. Let’s get it on.”ADVERTISEMENT Lady Altas win third straight, dumps Lady Bombers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power gridcenter_img BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte On the undercard, IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter Jr. remained unbeaten with a split-decision victory over Javier Fortuna.Easter’s title wasn’t at stake after Fortuna failed to make weight on Friday. But Dominican southpaw Fortuna made things awkward for the 26-year-old champion with his counter-punching style.Easter was largely unable to use his superior height and reach, but the point deducted from Fortuna early in the bout for repeated blows to the back of Easter’s head proved costly.One ringside judge scored it 114-113 to Easter, another saw it 114-113 for Fortuna and a third made it 115-112 for Easter — who heard a few boos as the results were read out.“The fans are booing because I didn’t get the knockout,” said Easter, who improved to 21-0 with 14 knockouts while Fortuna fell to 33-2 with one drawn and 23 knockouts.“It was tough,” Easter said. “He was sitting back, trying to counter-punch. He really wasn’t throwing nothing. That made it difficult for me to keep chasing this guy around.“But we got the ‘W’. That’s all that matters.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport Line now in India for Rs 39.9 lakh

first_imgGood news for BMW car lovers. The German company has launched a new variant in their 3 series line. The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport Line, launched on Tuesday, is available in three metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect and Midnight Blue.The design of the car include Air breather in high-gloss Black and kidney grille slats.  The car key has red trim while the side window is in Matt black. The steering wheel comes in sport leather abd seats in contrast red stitching. The interior trim of the car is in fine-wood with Pearl Chrome accents.The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport Line is available at all BMW dealerships across the country while the BMW 320d Gran Turismo Sport Line is locally produced at the BMW Plant in Chennai.Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “It’s not just the striking look or generous interior that makes the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo so fascinating. It offers a wealth of characteristic features and just as many ways of bringing them to the fore. The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport Line, featuring a series of striking exterior and interior design elements, promises unbridled dynamics and sets clear visual accents. Its striking design features in high-gloss Black portray a vigorous look, further reinforcing the unmistakable sporting character.”The new variant is available in Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork and in three metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect and Midnight Blue. Internal trims offered are Fine-wood trim Fineline Anthracite with Highlight trim finishers Pearl Chrome.advertisementlast_img read more

Solskjaer: Man Utd dressing room is bouncing

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer admits the Manchester United “dressing room is bouncing” after seeing a Romelu Lukaku brace secure a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Southampton.The Red Devils headed into a home date with the Saints on Saturday boasting an unbeaten Premier League record under their interim boss.At times it appeared as though Solskjaer could suffer just the second setback of his reign at Old Trafford, with the visitors taking the lead and putting in a spirited showing. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! United, though, have rediscovered their fighting spirit in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s departure and dug deep to claim a priceless three points which has lifted them back into the top four.Solskjaer told BBC Sport: “It was one of those games, it had everything.“It was an open game and they came here to beat us. We should have been 1-0, 2-0 up in the first five minutes.“They settled down and scored with two unbelievable strikes. My team did fantastic and the boys did great in the second half.“The dressing room is bouncing at the moment.”Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 2018-19Lukaku, who started alongside the fit-again Marcus Rashford, netted a match-winning double for United.Andreas Pereira also recorded his first Premier League goal as the buoyant Red Devils left it late but clawed their way over the line – with Paul Pogba even able to miss a stoppage-time penalty.“The belief is there, they have gone so long without losing games [domestically] and are raring to go,” Solskjaer said of a side that are 12 games without defeat in the English top flight.“They want to get on the ball and the confidence is high. They were class finishes from Romelu Lukaku and I am so pleased for Andreas Pereira.“Rom is a goalscorer, he keeps practising every single day and has quality.“When we changed to two up front that helped him as well. We had some great play at times, 3-2 we did it the hard way. That’s why we are turning grey.”United will need to find an attacking spark again in their next outing, as attention switches to European competition.They currently trail Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 in their Champions League last-16 encounter, with the second leg of that tie due to be staged in the French capital on Wednesday.Solskjaer has already conceded that the Red Devils have a mountain to climb in order to reach the quarter-finals, but claims confidence is high heading into the toughest of continental tests.He said: “We have done fantastically well away from home but we go to PSG with the belief, we have nothing to lose.“We will give it a go. This club has done so many great comebacks, the tie is not done.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more