Las Vegas police are looking for 2 men who pulled a knife on store security after they were confronted for shoplifting. It happened at around 6:46 p.m. March 5 at a clothing store in the 4000 block of South Maryland Parkway. The men selected several items and attempted to exit without paying. When confronted by store security, one of the suspects pulled a knife as if he was going to
stab the security officer. Both males escaped from the store in a blue, older-model Ford Mustang.
The suspects are described as being approximately 21 to 30 years old, standing about 5-feet 7-inches tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds. Their photos are attached to this release.
Anyone with any information about the identity or whereabouts of these two men is urged to contact the LVMPD Southeast Area Command Patrol Investigations Section at 702-828-8242. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385- 5555, on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com, or text CRIMENV plus tip
information to 274637 (CRIMES).
SITA has announced the formation of the Secure Journeys Working Group to address today s airport security threats in the US and to work towards creating a secure and efficient passenger experience throughout the airport. The launch of the Secure Journeys initiative is in response to the current security climate and recent attacks on non-secure areas of the airport, including the Brussels airport bombing and Fort Lauderdale airport shooting. Members of the working group cite these incidents as examples that demonstrate the need to rethink the approach to getting passengers through the airport quickly and safely.
Because CVG is a mid-market airport, we have the unique ability to quickly test the effectiveness of emerging technology on security and efficiency, says Brian Cobb, vice president of Customer Services, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). As a member of Secure Journeys, we can use our knowledge to help shape recommendations to the TSA and CBP based on real-world experience rather than untested concepts. We look forward to collaborating as a community to ensure the safety and convenience of the traveling public. Secure Journeys is an evolution and expansion of SITA s Border Automation User Group which was formed in 2015 to facilitate implementation of the US Customs and Border Protection s (CBP) Automated Passport Control program.
The newly extended group will address growing challenges, including:
Moving passengers and baggage more rapidly through non-secure areas of the airport, such as check-in and baggage claim areas
Reducing and effectively managing security wait times to reduce lines of people in non-secure areas
Incorporating biometrics for passenger screening authentication
Addressing ways in which identity management solutions can be used along with data analytics to reduce the growing concerns around the insider threat.
According to SITA, the value of Secure Journeys is its ability to bring together experts and representatives from across the air transport spectrum to provide input and recommendations based on their unique perspective and experience. Given the Administration s focus on transportation security and commitment to large-scale investment for the nation s infrastructure, the solutions and recommendations identified by Secure Journeys are vital to informing key decision makers.
As the US government looks for answers to a new set of threats passengers face, Secure Journeys will identify solutions to common soft target challenges, passenger screening and insider threats and develop a set of recommended standards for US airports to adopt, says David Menzel, sales director Government Markets, SITA, founding member, Secure Journeys. We look forward to continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security and our airline and airport partners to make America s airports safer and improve the overall passenger experience from reservation to destination.
The suspect, whose name is known to The Times, was arrested Sunday at his luxury Blue Valley Estate home in Centurion near Pretoria just hours after he posted pictures of himself and friends on social media with his new wheels. On March 7 a gang of 13 men made off with an estimated R200-million in foreign currency which was being flown out of the country. A week later police arrested four people allegedly linked to the heist, one of whom is a policeman. The latest arrest is believed to have come after police were alerted following suspicions about the purchase of the Lamborghini.
A source close to the police investigation said officers recovered a large amount of cash when they raided the suspect s home. Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said he could not confirm or deny the arrests. A second source said the arrest followed the arrest of four other men on Saturday night. He said the first suspect, a 30-year-old security guard with Guardforce, was arrested in Tembisa, on the East Rand.
Guardforce was in charge of escorting the money to SAA flight 294 when it was stolen last week. The source said the Guardforce guard worked at the vault where the money had been stored shortly before it was transferred to the aircraft. The second arrest, of a 39-year old G4S security guard, occurred at Elandsfontein shortly afterwards, said the source. G4S was responsible for escorting the Guardforce employees in charge of the money.
A Zimbabwean national, who is alleged to have cloned the police vehicles used in the heist, was arrested in Norkem Park. The fifth person arrested is also a guard, who is responsible for perimeter duties at the airport, the source said. It is not clear who this guard was employed by.
On Tuesday acting national police boss Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane announced the arrest of the four initial suspects. Two have already appeared before the Kempton Park Magistrate s Court and face armed robbery charges. They are expected to appear in court again later this week.
The heist has also resulted in five lieutenant-colonels being transferred from the airport, according to the Sunday Times. Police are yet to confirm if some of the money has been recovered and are reportedly probing the exact amount stolen, the currency and the intended destination. Investigations are continuing.