Archive for the ‘Retail’ Category

Public help police capture armed pharmacy robber in Dunedin

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Members of the public are being praised for helping police capture a man who threatened three pharmacy workers with a knife, tied them up and robbed the shop in Dunedin last night.

Teacher charged after “upskirt” video at Christchurch mall

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

A Canterbury school says it is yet to decide whether a teacher accused of filming a video up the skirt of a young woman at a Christchurch shopping mall will lose his job.

The man, who is middle-aged, appeared in Christchurch District Court yesterday charged with making an intimate visual recording at the Westfield Riccarton mall on Saturday.

Crowd Managemnt for Retailers

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Crowd management for retailers…. now it’s a year-round issue, and more stores are tackling it, according to a National Retail Federation official.

In Canada its SUVs at night, in the UK motorbikes in the day – vehicle based jewelry store robberies

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Gold bracelets and designer watches lay amid shards of crushed glass after culprits drove through an entrance at Market Mall, broke into a jewelry store and made off with a significant amount of product early Monday.

SHOCKED shoppers looked on yesterday as an armed motorbike gang tore through a shopping centre on a smash-and-grab raid.

Six men on three bikes, wielding pick-axes and bats, sped into Brent Cross in north London.

Dressed in black and with their visors down, the gang waved their weapons at security staff who tried to stop them.

They headed straight for jewellers Fraser Hart – on the second floor of the centre – smashing the window and grabbing handfuls of Cartier and Rolex watches.

US Retail shrinkage lowest in 20 years – but record high in lost profits

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

U.S. retail inventory shrinkage fell last year to 1.42 percent, the lowest recorded level in 20 years, but 2011’s $35.28 billion in lost profits is at a record high because of moderate growth in U.S. retail sales, according to a wide-ranging national survey examining loss prevention.

Tokoroa dairy owners kidnapped at gunpoint

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Police are searching for a man who kidnapped two dairy owners at gunpoint in Tokoroa on Saturday night.

A gun-wielding man approached the woman as she waited in the couple’s silver Toyota saloon car while her partner locked up the store.

He forced the woman back to the shop where he stole money and then forced the couple to drive him around Tokoroa in their car.

Card fraud at petrol pump growing trend

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Card fraud linked to pay-at-the-pump gas terminals is growing, and that trend will continue until more fraudster convictions are publicized, some security experts say. While they’re pleased that another skimming fraudster was sentenced last week, they say the courts need to do a better job of considering the long-term impact of skimming when setting sentences.

Meanwhile, in an effort to help prevent fraud, one trade association is testing a system designed to help alert convenience stores and others about potential skimming threats.

Single mothers stealing “necessities” cause shoplifting spike in Christchurch

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Shoplifting has spiked in Christchurch, with many of the offenders single mothers stealing the “necessities of life”.

Guilty plea on fraud and theft charges targetting Wellington stores

Monday, August 20th, 2012

A brazen fraudster told various chain stores she was from Wellington City Council and other organisations as part of a ruse to steal thousands of dollars worth of electronic goods and alcohol.

Police say Hineawa Noanoa, 36, stole computers, phones, televisions, and booze from shops across the Hutt Valley. She has pleaded guilty to more than 20 charges including shoplifting, theft and obtaining by deception.

Al Qaeda suspects arrested in Spain planned aerial attack on Gibraltar shopping mall

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Three suspected members of al-Qaeda arrested in Spain were planning to launch an attack from the air on a shopping mall in the British territory of Gibraltar during the Olympics, reports say.