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Patrick McEvoy promoted to DVP, Asset Protection for Saks Fifth
Avenue OFF 5th

Patrick has been with Saks Fifth Avenue/Hudson's Bay Company since 2007, when he started with Saks as Manager, Corporate Investigations. Before taking his latest role as DVP, Asset Protection, he served as Sr. Director of Asset Protection Administration for three years with Hudson's Bay Company. Before that, he was Director, Asset Protection Systems and Technology (1 and a half years) and Sr. Mgr., Asset Protection Systems and Technology (2 years) at HBC. Early in his career, he spent nearly three years with JCPenney as a Loss Prevention Officer. Congratulations, Patrick!

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ISC West NPS Program
Axis Takes Home Two SIA Industry Awards, Hanwha Scores Honorable Mention

Security Industry Association announces winners of the 2020 SIA New Product Showcase Awards

Bringing Innovation to the Forefront

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2020 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards, with Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, receiving the 2020 Best New Product Award.

New products are reviewed by a panel of judges with extensive industry experience, and in 2020, following significant deliberations, the 30 judges presented awards for technologies covering 23 product and service categories. securitymagazine.com

Here's just a few of the 2020 SIA New Product Showcase winners are:

Winner Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, received the Best New Product honor for its 3D Surveillance With Leica BLK247, submitted in the Emerging Technologies category.- Axis Communications, Inc.: AXIS C8210 Network Audio Amplifier

The Judges' Choice Award was presented to Suprema Inc. for the Airfob Patch product, submitted in the Access Control Devices & Peripherals Hardware - Wireless category.ns and Networking Solutions

Communications and Networking Solutions
Winner - Axis Communications, Inc.: AXIS C8210 Network Audio Amplifier

Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies
Winner - Axis Communications, Inc.: AXIS Live Privacy Shield

Video Surveillance Cameras (HD/Megapixel)
Winner - Bosch Security and Safety Systems: MIC IP Ultra 7100i
Honorable Mention - Hanwha Techwin: PNM-9085RQZ  iscwest.com

Checkpoint Systems Commitment to Retail Industry Continues as Newest Master Level Partner with Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF)

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) announced that Checkpoint Systems has advanced its partnership to become the newest Master level scholarship partner. Checkpoint has been a bachelor level partner and supporter of the LPF and with their commitment to becoming a Master level partner they are continuing to set an example to the industry regarding the importance of higher education. The Master level partnership secures numerous certification course scholarships and complimentary LPF memberships for Checkpoint to distribute to loss prevention professionals.

Stuart Rosenthal, Vice President of Sales and Marketing commented, "All of us at Checkpoint are extremely proud to advance our support for the continuing education and development of Loss Prevention professionals. The LP Foundation is a cornerstone in that development and we look forward to the future."

Headquartered in Thorofare, NJ, Checkpoint Systems, a division of CCL Industries, addresses three critical issues for its customers: improving financial performance, enabling omni-channel, and improving consumer loyalty. yourlpf.org

3SI Tracking Support Center Celebrates Milestone

Created on July 9, 2010, the Tracking Support Center (TSC) is a division of 3SI's Security Operations Center. The team supports customers and the 9,000+ law enforcement agencies directly linked to respond to 3SI tracker activations. This month, the TSC proudly celebrates its 10th anniversary of helping create a #SaferWorld.

Learn more about 3SI's TSC in today's Vendor Spotlight below.

CSA Webinar: RILA's blueprint for shopping now - and in the future
Brian Dodge, president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), will share COVID-related best practices and protocols designed to keep customers and employees as safe as possible at the CSA webinar, "Open for Business: Retail's Blueprint for Shopping Now and in the Future." The presentation will be held on July 14, at 2 p.m. (EDT). Click here to register.

COVID Update

US: Over 3.4M Cases - 138K Dead - 1.5M Recovered
Worldwide: Over 13M Cases - 572K Dead - 7.6M Recovered

Fallen Officers From the COVID-19 Pandemic: 52 | NYPD Deaths: 45
Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 150

How the South and Southwest became the global epicenter of the pandemic

The share of cases reported by northern states has declined
as the share of cases in the South and West has increased.

The Push is On
This is Going to be Volatile

Groups Petitioning White House for Federal Face Mask Guidelines to Help Retailers

The American Apparel & Footwear Association on Friday sent a letter to President Trump, citing research showing that "widespread usage of face masks is an effective brake on the spread of COVID-19," and calling on the administration to "institute federal face mask guidelines to assist retail stores as the country continues efforts to safely reopen."

In some states, governors and mayors have tussled over conflicting rules. In this environment, masks have become increasingly politicized, and many consumers have balked at wearing them, in some cases sparking confrontations in stores.

Representatives from the Retail Industry Leaders Association and the National Retail Federation have told Retail Dive that asking store employees to be enforcers is unfair and potentially risky. In a statement, AAFA CEO Steve Lamar noted that retailers have been put in the position of having "to educate customers on what is required to enter their stores, or even turn customers away."

"Simply put, a national face mask usage standard would protect retail employees and customers across the country, as well as remove any confusion amongst U.S. consumers regarding their local face mask requirements," he said.  retaildive.com

Global Public Policy

More states requiring masks in public spaces

A growing number of states are issuing mask mandates as COVID-19 numbers rise in some areas. As of July 9, 24 states had statewide orders mandating their use in public spaces. These include large population centers like California, New York and Texas.

In addition, an increasing number of cities and towns are passing facemask requirements in areas that have not instituted state mandates. Notable metros include Atlanta, Denver, Phoenix and multiple parts of Florida, such as Tampa, Broward County and Miami-Dade County.

Of the states that have taken action, nine also have signage requirements in place (California, Washington DC, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington). Most of the signage requirements state that retail and restaurant establishments must post notices at the entrance of the establishment announcing that face coverings are required per Executive Order. icsc.com

UFCW, Health Experts Call for Mask Mandates in all States

Full page ad in NY Times ran yesterday

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) has joined with more than 100 health experts to call for public mask mandates in all 50 states.

Washington, D.C.-based UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million workers in health care, grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries. The union has members in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. progressivegrocer.com

Florida is New COVID Epicenter
Florida Shatters National Record With Over 15,000 New Coronavirus Cases

Florida's historic coronavirus spike - outpacing worst single-day increases ever reported in New York

The state reported a record 15,300 new cases Sunday, continuing what has been a trend of record-breaking case increases. Just under 7,500 patients are currently hospitalized, and dozens of hospitals have now run out of ICU beds.

AdvertisementThat number far surpasses the old record set by New York during the height of its coronavirus crisis, when the state reported 12,274 new cases on April 4.

But the state also reported a record number of new tests, with the positivity rate at 11.25%-a number much higher than what health officials would like to see, but also the third-straight day the state has posted a drop for that statistic.

The total death count increased by 45, which is lower than the what the daily new death count has been over the past few days, even as the longer-term average for deaths has increased.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered bars to once again shut down in the state of Florida, and restaurants are again closed indefinitely in Miami-Dade County. There is no statewide mask mandate in Florida, but most cities now have a mask-wearing requirement in place. forbes.com

COVID Shopper Impact - The 4 Keep-It's
Keep it There - Keep it 6ft - Keep it Cheap - Keep It Safe

Why Shoppers Are Stressed to the Max

A new study from marketing agency Acosta details ways retailers can meet the needs of the new mentally and financially stressed American consumer. Acosta's eighth round of COVID-19 research, gathered via online surveys conducted between June 12 and 17, shows that the pandemic is taking a mental and financial toll on consumer behavior.

"As the pandemic stretches on, we see the toll it has taken on shoppers financially. Millennials have been hit the hardest, with 43% of shoppers worse off than they were before the outbreak," said Darian Pickett, CEO of Acosta. "A recession is here and will significantly impact the shopping habits of those affected."

According to the study, shoppers are far more cautious than optimistic about the future, with 64% looking ahead with caution and only 24% looking ahead with optimism.

Shoppers reported product availability (53%), social distancing (48%), low prices (45%), customer safety (43%) and availability of promotions/deals (29%) will be their top priorities post-pandemic.

Shopper focus on health, wellness and safety is more important than ever, so any opportunities to merchandise for those needs will be welcome by shoppers. progressivegrocer.com

New York City marks first day with no coronavirus deaths since March

Mask Resistance During A Pandemic Isn't New - In 1918 Many Americans Were 'Slackers'

Soaring Florida coronavirus cases cast shadow over tourism, Disney

Patchy demand at stores spells more pain for garment suppliers


Violence Falls From July 4th Weekend Levels
But Still Surging in Big Cities

149 Shootings, 28 Killed in 30 Cities Studied
Shootings Down 36%, Deaths Down 60% Compared to Last Weekend

See the full list compiled by The Daily here

(Check out last week's report here)


Defunding Police - Gun Violence -
BLM - Protests

'This Was a Perfect Storm'
Police Wrestle With Surge in Crime in U.S. Cities Amid Defunding Efforts

A violent summer hits some major U.S. cities as police face budget cuts due to the pandemic and efforts to combat police brutality

Law-enforcement officials in several large U.S. cities are wrestling with a sharp rise in violent crime amid a national debate over the role of police, calls to reduce police-department budgets and growing fiscal troubles.

Some cities are on track to have their most violent summers in years.

Milwaukee, homicides are up 37% so far this year, on pace to break the record of 167 in 1991, which included 16 murders by convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Homicides so far this year in Chicago are ahead of the pace of 2016, which marked the city's highest tally since 1996. In New York and Los Angeles, which have seen falling numbers of homicides for years, killings this year are up 23% and 11.6%, respectively. Kansas City, Mo., has recorded 99 killings since January, far outpacing any record for the first six months of the year.

Police departments already face budget cuts around the U.S., the result of falling tax revenues from pandemic lockdowns. Covid-19 has also made it difficult for officers to safely conduct community outreach, say experts, worsening police-community relations.

Amid revenue shortfalls and calls to defund police, Art Acevedo, Houston police chief and head of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, said cities are now slashing police budgets without plans in place to reallocate funds or replace functions typically performed by police. "You don't tear down the building you're living in until you have a new building to move into," he said.

City leaders and law-enforcement officials say the
months of lockdown, rising unemployment, more guns on the street and the fallout from mass protests over the George Floyd killing helped create conditions for more violence.

"This was a perfect storm," said Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales. "We had a series of events that many of us probably never experienced in our time."

At the same time, law-enforcement officials say they are weighing the risks of aggressively enforcing the law, concerned that a backlash from activists, protesters and residents could trigger attacks on police or a replay of the riots and looting that marked some of the earlier protests. In some cases, officials say,
police are backing away from some kinds of petty crime arrests that give them a higher profile on the street, hoping to quell tensions. wsj.com

Increased Prosecutions 53% in '19 & "Fed Crime Gets Fed Time"
Eastern PA. U.S. Attorney Launches Violent Crime Prevention &

Public Awareness Campaign
United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced the launch of a public awareness campaign aimed at discouraging violent crime, specifically robbery and gun crimes, throughout the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The campaign employs targeted messaging to educate and inform the public that crimes committed with a gun can often violate federal laws, and therefore carry stiffer potential penalties than crimes prosecuted under local and state statutes. One component of the campaign is a series of public service announcements (PSAs) that will run on television, radio, and streaming platforms urging individuals to rethink committing violent crimes that could be federal offenses.

Violent crime, particularly gun crime, has become a pervasive issue in Philadelphia and other parts of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. For example, in 2019, 2,181 robberies with a gun occurred in Philadelphia. . So far in 2020, there have been 219 homicides,[1] with the past two weekends in July becoming particularly violent. The U.S. Attorney's Office has committed to a strong response to violent crime in this District. Part of that response has been to increase the number of violent crime prosecutions: in 2019, the Violent Crime Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office charged 53% more cases than in the previous year. justice.gov

Editor's Note: It's about time the Feds jumped in and did something! And this US Attorney is the one who is attimately against the extreme decriminalization.

Seattle police chief says 50% budget cut would be 'tragic decision'

7 of 9 city council members have signed on

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best told "Fox & Friends" on Monday that a 50 percent budget cut to her department would "truly" be "a tragic decision." Best made the comment three days after she wrote in a letter addressed to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan that the proposed cuts by the city council "are political gestures" and "not realistic or rational solutions."

In a video address to officers posted to YouTube on Friday, Best accused the City Council of recklessness and "political pandering" by advocating to slash her department's budget by 50 percent, arguing that cutting funds to that extent would be
asking citizens "to test out a theory that crime goes away if police go away."

So far,
seven out of the nine members of Seattle City Council have voiced support for the goal to decrease the city's police budget by 50 percent, according to the Seattle Times. It takes six votes to pass legislation related to the city budget and overrule a mayoral veto. foxnews.com

Pro-cop demonstrators clash with Black Lives Matter protesters in Brooklyn
Pro-cop demonstrators faced off against Black Lives Matter protesters in southern Brooklyn for the second day in a row Sunday evening in a tense clash where protesters torched an American flag and tossed eggs at each other.

Scuffles between the two groups broke out in Bay Ridge as
NYPD officers were forced to step in and separate about 100 Black Lives Matter protesters and several dozen cop supporters, video posted on social media showed.

The anti-cop demonstrators torched an American flag and also burned a Blue Lives Matter T-shirt, hat and sign, according to footage of the demonstration. Witnesses said one of the Blue Lives Matter demonstrators was detained after hitting and shoving a female Black Lives Matter protester to the ground and throwing an egg into the crowd. Footage showed several in the anti-cop crowd blocking an NYPD van from transporting the alleged assailant, with some saying it was because the man hadn't been placed in handcuffs as they believed he should have been. nypost.com

New York, NY: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggests NYC crime surge due to unemployment, residents who need to 'shoplift some bread'
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested over the weekend that the crime surge in New York City is likely because struggling residents are forced to shoplift in order to "feed their child." In a virtual town hall meeting she hosted Thursday, some clips of which were shared by The Hill, the 30-year-old Democratic congresswoman was asked about the troubling uptick in violent crimes overtaking the city. "Do we think this has to do with the fact that there's record unemployment in the United States right now?" she responded. "The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?"

Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren't paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent and so they go out, and they need to feed their child and they don't have money," Ocasio-Cortez continued, "so they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry." The New York Police Department (NYPD) has reported a staggering increase in shootings and violent crimes in recent weeks, as officials warn there's "a storm on the horizon" amid calls for changes. foxnews.com

Portland Protester Shot in Face With Rubber Bullet

Allentown, PA: Video of Police Officer Appearing To Put His Knee On Man's Neck During Arrest Prompts Protests

Black Lives Matter mural by Trump Tower becomes scene of heated clashes

Baton Rouge, LA: Video of Baton Rouge police officer kneeling on teen's neck prompts investigation, mayor says

21 Retailers have filed for bankruptcy in 2020 so far:
Will this number double? The Daily's prediction is it'll set a new record number of over 35.

Last year sent 17 major retailers into bankruptcy. Bankruptcy also proved fatal for more retailers in 2019, as liquidations increased. In all, retailers closed more than 9,500 stores last year. 

RTW Retailwinds (July 13)
Muji USA (July 10)
Sur La Table (July 8)
Brooks Brothers (July 8)
G-Star Raw (July 3)
Lucky Brand (July 3)
GNC (June 23)
Tuesday Morning (May 27)
Centric Brands (May 18)
J.C. Penney (May 15)
Stage Stores (May 11)
Aldo (May 7)
Neiman Marcus (May 7)
J. Crew (May 4)
Roots USA (April 29)
True Religion (April 13)
Modell's Sporting Goods (March 11)
Art Van Furniture (March 9)
Bluestem Brands (March 9)
Pier 1 (Feb. 17)
SFP Franchise Corp (Jan. 23)

7-Eleven, Inc. Announces 71,100th Store

Last week's #1 article --

"Shopping While Black": CNBC Focusing on Retail Racial Profiling
'As Black buying power grows, racial profiling by retailers
remains persistent problem'

For more than two decades, Black Americans have been most likely to report unfair treatment while shopping, according to a Gallup poll. Industry watchers and activists say that racial profiling remains persistent and retailers must do more to examine how they treat and cater to Black customers.

The killing of George Floyd, which began with a retailer's 911 call, has inspired protests and a push for police reform. It's prompted a closer look at the everyday places where Black Americans face discrimination - not only in interactions with police, but at the workplace, grocery stores and shopping malls.

A persistent problem - Code names and locked shelves - A growing consumer base - Read full article


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RH-ISAC Virtual Regional Intelligence Workshop Hosted by Staples

Tomorrow - July 14 from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM ET

The RH-ISAC is excited to announce that it will be offering a one-day virtual workshop for retail and hospitality practitioners in Massachusetts and New England region. This program will be virtually hosted by Staples, a leading member within the RH-ISAC community, and is proudly sponsored by SpyCloud.

Spend the day with top retail and customer-facing cybersecurity practitioners, network with peers, and walk away with practical strategies for actioning on your cyber threat intel.

The RH-ISAC virtual regional workshop series is built by members for their retail cybersecurity practitioner peers in various regions throughout the United States and is designed to deliver practical strategies and insights for retailers on intelligence programs, requirements, and processes at the tactical, operational and strategic levels.

Join us for a 4:00 PM virtual happy hour following the workshop! Register Here

Mobile App Fraud Soars in Q1
Mobile App Fraud Jumped in Q1 as Attackers Pivot from Browsers

RSA data reveals a continued shift away from browser-based fraud as attackers target mobile apps.

One of the most significant developments in online fraud for consumer-facing organizations last quarter was a sharp increase in fraudulent transactions originating from mobile applications instead of mobile browsers.
Though phishing dominated all other types of fraud, as it has for the past several years, a new analysis of cyberattack data by RSA's Fraud and Risk Intelligence team showed a dramatic shift in fraud activity within the mobile channel. Its analysis of global customer data, collected in the first quarter of 2020, showed a doubling in the volume of fraud transactions that originated in a mobile app rather than a mobile browser.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, 72% of fraud activity that RSA tracked involved the mobile channel. Of that number, 59% originated from a mobile browser and 13% from mobile apps. In the first quarter of 2020, mobile app-related fraud soared to 26% while fraud originating from mobile browsers fell by a corresponding 13%. This represents the highest percentage of fraud involving mobile apps in nearly two years and underscores a broader shift away from fraud involving Web browsers on PCs.

With the exception of the second and third quarters of 2019, RSA data showed the overall volume of fraud stemming from mobile channels, both mobile apps and mobile browsers, has been substantially greater than fraud originating from PC-based Web browsers since at least the first quarter of 2017. darkreading.com

An effective cloud security posture begins with these three steps
83% of all enterprise workloads expected to be in the cloud by the end of the year. The added flexibility and lower costs of cloud computing make it a no-brainer for most organizations.

So, how does one modernize and develop an effective cloud security posture management (CSPM) strategy? Let's take a closer look at some best practices you can adopt to efficiently manage this transition.

Don't use static tools and practices in dynamic environments

Implement CSPM tools that offer the power of continuous, automated monitoring and test your security posture against cloud-specific benchmarks. One example of this approach is a breach and attack simulation (BAS) platform. These advanced tools launch non-stop simulated attacks against security environments and provide prioritized remediation guidance.

Rank and remediate

Alert fatigue is a dangerous phenomenon in many fields, and cybersecurity is no exception. Ideally, organizations need to minimize false positives and quickly identify critical risks and violations, i.e., those that jeopardize "crown jewel" assets by exposing data or allowing unauthorized access.

More emphasis on security checks in development pipelines - Effective cloud security posture: The takeaway. helpnetsecurity.com

Watch Out For Your Security Vendors - They Have Enemies Too
Hacker Breaches Security Monitoring Firm 'DataViper' in Act of Revenge

The databases have been collected inside DataViper, a data leak monitoring service managed by Vinny Troia, the security researcher behind Night Lion Security, a US-based cyber-security firm.

The hacker says the stolen data includes more than 8,200 databases containing the information of billions of users that leaked from other companies during past security breaches.

Earlier today, a hacker going by the name of NightLion (the name of Troia's company), emailed tens of cyber-security reporters a link to a dark web portal where they published information about the hack. zdnet.com

From Russia With Love
Russian Man, 32, in Moscow, Found Guilty Of Hacking Into

LinkedIn, DropBox, Formspring
The jury found that Nikulin hacked into computers belonging to LinkedIn, DropBox and Formspring, damaged computers belonging to LinkedIn and Formspring by installing malware on them, stole the usernames and passwords for employees at LinkedIn and Formspring, and sold and conspired with others to sell the data he stole as a result of his hacks. Nikulin was arrested while traveling in the Czech Republic on October 5, 2016, and extradited to the United States to face trial. Nikulin's sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 29, 2020. justice.gov




Getting Comfortable Zooming In

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our day-to-day lives, we are consistently seeing innovative trends and solutions to achieve desired results while keeping everyone safe. We've experienced this firsthand at Wicklander-Zulawski, as many of you have come to know us through traditional classes and presentations over the last 38 years. From flying across the world every week conducting multiple training sessions for law enforcement, governmental agencies and private sector organizations to being "sheltered-in-place" has been quite the adjustment. We've been excited to still deliver our training programs through a variety of virtual options, including our full Level 1 program using Zoom.

Truth be told, when we first transitioned our curriculum to a virtual world, I was hesitant about both the delivery and the attendee experience.  Read more






Kount Named #1 in Quadrant Evaluation of eCommerce Fraud Prevention Vendors

Kount's AI-driven fraud protection platform is recognized as the top solution for both Technology Excellence and Customer Impact analysis of SPARK Matrix

Kount, the leader in digital fraud protection and identity trust, today announced that a recent independent eCommerce fraud prevention vendor evaluation from an industry analyst has ranked Kount as the top overall solution. Analysts assessed dozens of vendors and chose 10 to highlight in the SPARK Matrix, where Kount ranked highest overall for both Technology Excellence and Customer Impact.

With the largest network of trust and fraud signals linked by adaptive artificial intelligence (AI), Kount's digital fraud prevention platform and Identity Trust Global Network determine the trust or risk levels behind every interaction, from account creation, to account login, to payment transaction. Linked by adaptive AI that combines both supervised and unsupervised machine learning, Kount's Identity Trust Global Network is the largest network of trust and fraud signals with 32 billion annual interactions spanning more than 75 industries worldwide.

Kount works with more than 6,500 global customers, including leading brands such as Chase, Barclays, Moneris, Staples, PetSmart, and more. Kount's solution enables eCommerce companies to create a customer-focused strategy while also improving operational efficiencies. Kount elevates the customer journey by using advanced AI, automated decisions, and bot detection to deliver desired business outcomes. Working with Kount, customers report impacts including a 99% reduction in chargebacks, 83% reduction in manual reviews, and 70% reduction in false positives. businesswire.com

E-commerce giant Alibaba sets five-year goal of serving over a billion customers in China

Curbside pickup, delivery and e-commerce will define retail's next chapter

Amazon joins Target, Walmart in removing Washington NFL merchandise as team announces they will be retiring nickname







Polk County, FL: Deputies track down Sam's Club Bobber, thanks to HCSO's Eye on Crime Cameras
A Polk County man is behind bars and facing robbery charges for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a Sam's Club in Brandon. On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Kent Hickman, 32, entered Advertisementthe Sam's Club and asked to speak with a manager. The suspect threatened he had taken two Sam's Club employees hostage in a van outside and ordered the manager to give him "everything in the safe" in return for their release. The manager, who feared for their employees' lives, directed Hickman to the safe and gave him a bag of change. Hickman said it wasn't enough. Fearful of what he might do, the manager opened the store's vault and gave the suspect a black plastic bag containing tens of thousands of dollars in it.

During a search of Hickman's home, HCSO deputies along with deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office discovered a plastic bag with the stolen money in it. At this time, Hickman was already in jail in Polk County for an incident that occurred within the Bartow Police Department's jurisdiction. Surveillance video from outside the store captured him leaving in a white Ford F-150 with nerf bars, a trailer hitch, a ladder in the bed of the truck, and a "4×4" decal on the passenger side of the truck. HCSO's Eye On Crime cameras also caught that same truck traveling on 78th Street and Causeway Boulevard earlier in the day. This allowed detectives to identify the truck's license plate and who it was registered to. atlanta.cbslocal.com

Warren, OH: Suspects nabbed for Citi Trends robbery
Police have tracked down two men accused of stealing armloads of clothing from a Warren store and shoving the clerk who tried to stop them. Police have tracked down two men accused of stealing armloads of clothing from a Warren store and shoving the clerk who tried to stop them. Kasmond Parker, 33, of Warren and Jacob Hawkins, 24, of Newton Falls were booked into the Trumbull County Jail over the weekend charges of robbery. wfmj.com

The Villages, FL: Serial shoplifter arrested after attempting to bite store employee at Bealls
A serial shoplifter was arrested after allegedly attempting to bite a store employee at Bealls in The Villages. Randall Martineau, 30, and a woman entered the store Wednesday afternoon, put items into a shopping cart and left the store without paying for them, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. newsbreak.com

Bayonne, NJ: Two Arrests Made in Shoplifting of Nearly $550 in Merchandise from ShopRite

Coral Springs, FL: Man Charged With Using Anti-Theft Device To Steal From Lowe's

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Shootings & Deaths

Union City, GA: 3 dead, 1 injured in 'multiple shooting scenes' in Union City, police search for persons of interest
Detectives are now trying to piece together what caused four separate shootings in a short time in Union City Friday evening. Police say the gunfire, which happened along Highway 29, left three people dead and put one more in the hospital. The first shooting happened around 3:30 pm at an Exxon gas station on Roosevelt Highway. The victim, later identified as Cortez Miliam, died at the scene, authorities confirmed. Police are searching for Marcus "Blue" Bowles, who was named a person of interest in connection to the shooting of Miliam. fox5atlanta.com

Toronto, Canada: Man shot outside of Scarborough Town Centre on Friday dies in hospital
Toronto Police have confirmed the 26-year-old man who was shot outside of Scarborough Town Centre on Friday has died in hospital. Jordon Marcelle was pronounced dead in hospital on Sunday after succumbing to his injuries, police said. Marcelle was located at the entrance of the west side of the mall on Friday where officers were responding to a call just after 1:30 p.m. cbc.ca

Tuscaloosa, AL: 2 people shot outside University Mall

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Tupelo, MS: Shoplifter flees, injures Tupelo Police Officer
A suspected female shoplifter dragged a police officer as she sped away from the The Mall at Barnes Crossing Sunday afternoon. Tupelo police responded to the Belk store around 2:45 p.m. July 12 for a shoplifting incident. As officers tried to interview the woman, she ran and got into a vehicle. "A TPD officer was attempting to detain suspect and remove her from the vehicle when the unidentified driver accelerated away with suspect in the vehicle," said police spokesman Capt. Chuck McDougald. "The officer was dragged a short distance. Additional officers attempted to stop the vehicle but suspects eluded them."  wcbi.com

Battle Creek, MI: Three arrested after armed robbery at Dollar General store
Three suspects were arrested with no shots fired, after an armed robbery in Emmett Township Sunday. In total, three individuals were arrested for armed robbery and a warrant request has been submitted on the fourth person. wincountry.com

Maplewood, MO: CVS store manager punched, knocked to the ground while trying to stop robbery

York County, PA: Miss payments on your rental TV? Police may no longer show up at your door in York County

Louisville, KY: Man charged in more than a dozen business robberies

UK: Moment shoplifter turns violent in UK documentary Shoplifters: At War With The Law



Romanian officials shut down largest counterfeiter of polymer notes
The world's biggest forger of polymer bank notes was shut down on June 24, thanks to a fingerprint found on one of the notes. Romania's Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) released the news. Raids on five homes in Bucharest and nearby Busteni resulted in the arrest of three suspects. The counterfeiting group began operations in Spring 2014. Since then it made and passed over 17,000 100-lei bank notes, totaling over $400,000 USD said in a statement, "In a relatively short time, the group's leader managed to produce the best counterfeits in Romania's history and become the biggest forger of plastic banknotes in the world." The notes, known as "Super Ron," were printed on polymer sheets resembling those used for real Romanian notes and included all the regular security devices meant for public use - micro perforations, iridescent strip, a latent image, transparent window, color-changing ink, and printing seen only under ultraviolet light. coinworld.com

Florida Man Gets 18 Months Fed Prison For Passing Counterfeit 100's at Home Depot, Lake City, FL




Auto Parts - San Antonio, TX - Robbery
C-Store - Cicero, IN - Robbery
C-Store - Dunbar, WV - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Ithaca, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - York, PA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Salisbury, NY - Burglary
C-Store - Omaha, NE - Robbery
C-Store - Catawba County, NC - Armed Robbery
CVS - Maplewood, MO - Robbery
Citi-Trends - Warren, OH - Robbery
Dollar General - Battle Creek, MI - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Medina, NY - Armed Robbery
Gas Station -Noblesville, IN - Robbery
Gas Station - Union City, GA - Armed Robbery / man shot /killed
Guns - Dolgeville, NY - Burglary
Jewelry - Fort Atkinson, WI - Robbery
Metro PCS - Jackson, TN - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Sussex County, DE - Robbery
7-Eleven - Chicago, IL - Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 17 robberies
• 2 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 1 killed

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None to report.

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