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Latest News courtesy of NZSA

Spot fines for retail crime

 

Retail New Zealand is calling on the Government to set up a police taskforce to combat retail crime and introduce spot-fines for petty offences.

Retail crime costs the country about $1 billion a year in losses.

“Retail crime is a serious problem for retailers, consumers and the economy as a whole,” said Retail NZ’s general manager for public affairs Greg Harford.

“Retailers are already working to prevent and deter crime, but retail crime is growing, becoming more menacing and more violent. Criminal gangs are increasingly active in retail crime, and urgent steps are needed.”

The organisation called for a “three-point action plan”, which included a national Retail Crime Taskforce within the police, a social-change programme, and an infringement notice penalty regime for petty offences.

Harford said the infringements for less serious crime wouldn’t tie up resources.

“Theft as part of an organised crime group needs to be treated extremely seriously and robust prison terms should apply to those committing crimes for a gang or syndicate.

 

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30/03/2017 09:50

Three arrested after violent Auckland liquor store robbery

Three men have been arrested following a violent robbery at an Auckland liquor store, while community leaders met to discuss solutions to an apparent rise in violence against shopkeepers.

The three accused, aged 16, 17 and 20, were arrested after police carried out several search warrants in South Auckland yesterday morning, Detective Sergeant Rob Cleary, of Counties Manukau Police, said.

CCTV footage of last Wednesday night’s Otahuhu liquor shop robbery shows the shopkeeper desperately attempting to fend off three offenders.

The shopkeeper was beaten and suffered minor injuries during the robbery.

Cleary said the alleged 17-year-old offender is facing two charges of aggravated robbery, while the other two alleged offenders have each been charged with one count of aggravated robbery.

nzherald

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29/03/2017 09:04

Revealed: The man behind London terror attack

 

The British-born man who killed three and injured 29 in Westminster yesterday was a middle-aged career criminal called Khalid Masood.

The 52-year-old “lone-wolf” attacker, who was living in the Birmingham area, has a series of convictions for assault and other crimes but police insist no intelligence suggested he was about to unleash a terror attack.

Kent-born Masood has never been convicted of terror offences, although Theresa May revealed this morning that he had been on MI5’s radar a number of years ago.

Masood was a married father-of-three, an English teacher and a religious convert who was into bodybuilding, according to Sky News.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said this afternoon: “Masood was also known by a number of aliases. He was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack.

 

nzherald

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24/03/2017 08:38

London terror: Four dead, knifeman shot in Westminster attack

KEY POINTS Man shot by police as he tries to access Palace of Westminster Attacker mowed down up to a dozen pedestrians on bridge Four dead, including police officer and attacker Woman pulled injured but alive from Thames

A police officer is among four people killed after a knifeman brought terror to the heart of Westminster in London.

The attacker, armed with two large knives, mowed down pedestrians with his car on Westminster Bridge, including schoolchildren, then rushed at the gates in front of the Houses of Parliament, stabbing a policeman before he was shot by officers.

 

nzherald

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23/03/2017 08:32

CCTV footage shows moment Islamic extremist grabs female soldier during Paris airport standoff

 

CCTV footage has emerged showing the terrifying moment a suspected Islamic extremist grabbed a female soldier from behind at Paris’ Orly airport before wrestling her gun from her.

Security footage of Saturday’s attack shows the man grabbing the soldier around the shoulders after dropping a shopping bag, as her companion patrols slightly ahead.

The attacker, Ziyed Ben Belgacem, was shot dead within three minutes during the ensuing standoff with the companion and another soldier, the Daily Mail reports.

The incident caused panic and shut down the French capital’s second-biggest airport.

The footage, obtained by AP, shows the a 39-year-old Frenchman trying to wrestle away the first soldier’s gun, but he was killed before he could fire the weapon.

Although Ben Belgacem held on to the soldier for an extended period of time, it took a few minutes for other airport goers to notice what was happening.

View the footage on the NZ Herald website here

nzherald

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21/03/2017 09:02

Fed-up grandma dobs in rampaging moko after attack on Kaikohe service station

 

A Kaikohe grandmother has reported her own mokopuna after recognising him in CCTV footage of group of rampaging youths trying to smash their way into a service station.

The grandma, who can’t be named for legal reasons, said she was as upset and fed up as the rest of the Kaikohe community.

“I have no problems in coming forward and naming any one of my mokos who is doing wrong. I get that people are getting really angry and upset about what these young boys are doing and have had enough. So have we,” she wrote on a Facebook post dedicated to identifying the offenders in Friday night’s crime spree.

“Don’t think we as grandparents don’t give a hoot. We’ve tried helping him and it was thrown back in our faces. What do you do when your grandson doesn’t want help, doesn’t appreciate what’s given to him? Don’t worry, I’ve wanted to kick his backside on many occasions but they pull that card, ‘I’ll ring the cops’. It’s just all so frustrating.”

 

nzherald

The post Fed-up grandma dobs in rampaging moko after attack on Kaikohe service station appeared first on NZ Security Association.

21/03/2017 08:59

US security guard shoots masked bank robber

 

A security guard has been caught on camera shooting a bank robber dead after the criminal threatened customers and tellers with a gun.

Serial armed robber Laurence Turner, 34, walked into Alpine Bank in Rockford, Illinois, armed with a gun and wearing a ski mask.

As he pointed his pistol at staff behind the counter, Brian Harrison whipped out his gun and shot the criminal dead – all of which was caught on security footage.

The incident occurred on January 20, and the hero security guard had been sweating over whether or not charges would be brought against him.

But Winnebago County State Attorney Joe Bruscato confirmed yesterday that he acted in self-defense and in the defense of others and will therefore face no charges.

 

nzherald

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17/03/2017 09:23

Student, 17, arrested after shooting at school in Grasse, France

 

A 17-year student has been arrested after opening fire in an A-level college in Grasse on the French Riviera, injuring several and prompting the government to briefly issue a terror warning.

The student, carrying two hand guns, a hunting rifle and two “training”grenades, entered the Alexis de Tocqueville A-level college and opened fire on Thursday morning, French time, local media reported.

The headmaster was among eight people injured in the attack, said a interior ministry spokesman. The headmaster was reportedly shot in the arm. A student was hit by a ricochet. The others suffered light injuries apparently in the panic.

However, other official sources suggested that only three people had been “lightly injured”.

 

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17/03/2017 09:02

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Welcome to ASIS New Zealand

 

Certification - Computer Based Testing Arrives in NZ

Certification candidates in New Zealand can sit their CPP®, PSP® or PCI® examinations at a time that suits them rather than have to wait until the first Saturday of November each year. Candidates must apply online via the ASIS International website and then arrange an appointment with the Prometric test centre in Auckland. See our Certification Page for more details.

 

Study Groups

A Wellington based study group is currently taking place each Wedensday at 1:30pm. If you are interested is completing the PSP or CPP certification programme and would like to be part of the study group please email secretary@asis.org.nz with the subject line 'Wellington Study Group' for further details.

An Auckland study group will also be set up shortly depending on numbrs of those who are interested. If this sutis you please email secretary@asis.org.nz with the subject line 'Auckland Study Group' for further details.

 

Security Professionals’ Register Australasia

The Security Professionals’ Register Australasia (SPR-A) has released its inaugural newsletter. Read more...

 

ASIS New Zealand Committee for 2017

The ASIS New Zealand Chapter held its Annual General Meeting on 2nd December 2016 in Auckland. The following were elected as the Executive Committee:

CHAIRMAN

 Dean Kidd

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DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Lincoln Potter PSP®

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SECRETARY

Ngaire Kelaher CPP® PSP®

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TREASURER

Mark Gutry

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