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Macy's AP Leadership Changes

Macy's Corporate Asset Protection Resolidifies & Brings Back Vice President Asset Protection Role
In promoting Joe Coll to VP of Asset Protection Operations & Strategy for Macy's Stores, reporting directly to Macy's Chief Stores Officer, Macy's has brought back the full vice president level Asset Protection role and shown its commitment to the function and the value it delivers to the organization.

Having integrated Macy's Asset Protection with Store Operations a little over two years ago and based on the complexity and evolving need for Asset Protection, including their buildings, merchandise, and most importantly the health and safety of their associates and customers, it was clear AP in Macy's needed to stand as its own function again.

With reporting directly to the Chief Stores Officer, AP earned a seat at the table and once again a part of the foundational decisions made within the company.

Refocused and rebranded, the AP team thrives to make the Macy's star shine brighter by following their mission statement:

The Macy's AP Team is committed to protecting the Macy's brand and improving profit. We are business professionals who believe that integrity above reproach, strength through diversity, ingenuity, and a passion to be the best, are the key drivers to our success.

The Macy's Corp. AP Team:

- Joe Coll, VP of Asset Protection Operations & Strategy
- Dave Rogers, Sr. Director of Central and Field Investigations
- Cynthia Grizzle, Sr. Director of Supply Chain AP & AP Training and Compliance
- Tom Smith, Director of AP Systems and Technology
- Joe Kinsey, Director of Organized Retail Crime
- Eric Rainsberg & Paul Woosley, Directors for Fraud Strategy
- Steve Boarman, Director for AP Expense Management and Common Civil Recovery
- Aleksey Prezenchuk & Jamie Van Dusen, Directors for AP "Operations" Strategy

Continue below for details on Macy's recent AP leadership changes

Joe Coll promoted to Vice President of Asset Protection Operations & Strategy
for Macy's

Joe Coll has had a successful career with Macy's over the span of nearly 23 years, starting in 1998 as a Lead Detective. Before his latest promotion to Vice President Asset Protection Operations & Strategy, he spent nearly five years as VP Asset Protection - Administration & Operations. Throughout his time with Macy's, he has held a number of LP/security roles, including Regional Director Store Investigations, District Director of LP-NYC Metro, and Director of Security Roosevelt Field.

In his new role, Joe is the functional leader for Macy's AP which also includes oversight of Supply Chain AP functions as well as enterprise Fraud Strategy. Congratulations, Joe!

David Rogers promoted to Sr. Director of Central and Field Investigations for Macy's

Dave has been with Macy's for nearly 15 years, starting with the company in 2006 as Regional Director of Special Investigations. Before his promotion to Sr. Director of Central and Field Investigations, he spent a short period as Senior Principal - Operations and Asset Protection and a year as Senior Regional Director of Operations and Asset Protection. He has held various leadership roles with Macy's throughout his career with the company. Congratulations, Dave!


Joe Kinsey promoted to National Director - Organized Retail Crime - Investigations for Macy's
Joe has been with Macy's for nearly 15 years, starting with the company in 2006 as Regional Director of Investigations for Macy's East. Before his latest promotion, he spent five months as Central Director of Investigations in New York and more than eight years as District Director of Asset Protection in D.C. Earlier in his career, he spent 14 years with Hecht's Department Stores as a LPM. Congratulations, Joe!
(originally published on July 10)

David Fisher Named Division President for Vector Security® Networks

Vector Security® Networks, a division of Vector Security®, Inc., and the single-source provider of physical security solutions and managed network services to multi-site businesses across North America, has hired David Fisher as Division President, effective immediately. In his new role, Fisher oversees the sales, growth, customer retention and hands-on operational aspects of the division. Additionally, he is responsible for establishing new sales channels and developing sales strategies that drive Vector Security Networks to achieve its business goals and objectives. Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight below.

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Protests & Violence

The Rising Cost of US protests
From police injuries to financial losses from looters, the aftermath from
weeks of cross-country protests is bringing some cities to their knees. All told, the unruly demonstrations following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery could make it one of the costliest displays of civil disorder in U.S. history.

Here's a look at the financial impact of demonstrations across five U.S. cities.

 Minneapolis - $500M
 New York City - $294M
 Chicago - $66M
 Sacramento - $40M
 Portland - $23M
 Washington D.C. - $14.5M  1010wcsi.com foxnews.com

Chicago Looting Update: Businesses still boarded up 1 week after looters ransacked River North, Mag Mile, Loop
One week after looting and unrest, many Chicago businesses are still boarded up and their owners are trying to decide what to do next. Nearly every business along the stretch of State Street from Kinzie to Illinois in River North still had its windows and doors boarded up Monday. Some said that depending on the type of glass used, it can take several weeks for a replacement.

"We're very much in a wait-and-see mode for a lot of our retailers," said Adam Skaf, a spokesperson for the Magnificent Mile Association. Its members are business owners in the downtown area, which as of Monday morning still had a large police presence, hoping to reassure the Zara's and Gucci's of the world. Because while as corporations, their financial losses can be recouped, the city and state can't afford to lose them.

"This downtown base of residents and business generates almost $2 billion for the City of Chicago," Skaf said. "If those types of retailers leave in the future, that leaves a huge hole in our tax base downtown and that affects the whole city."

The city hasn't released any hard numbers, but damages from last week are estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars. While rumors abound as to which large retailers might be exiting the downtown area, none have officially pulled the plug. abc7chicago.com

  Chicago police announce several arrests in Aug. 10 looting

'Antifa' protesters trash Williamsburg Whole Foods, Apple over weekend
Dozens of protesters, including suspected members of the anti-fascist group Antifa, rampaged through Williamsburg over the weekend, trashing several national chain stores and spraying anti-police graffiti, according to police and sources.

According to a police source, "officers observed a group of approximately 75 people believed to be part of the Antifa group."

Footage from the scene posted by liveleak.com shows a half-dozen people wearing hoodies and dressed mostly in black hurling objects at the Apple Store while another is seen spraying graffiti - with at least one demonstrator inside the store. The video shows a larger crowd outside Whole Foods, where a man who appears to be an employee engages the protesters. Further footage shows the mob of protesters marching past people sitting at sidewalk tables outside several restaurants. nypost.com

Portland protesters beat driver unconscious after crashing truck near Black Lives Matter rally

Data shows Portland Police are taking 50% longer to respond to high-priority calls

Seattle cop tells BLM protester he's quitting force: 'You guys won!'

Hoover, AL: Several arrests made after protests at Galleria Mall


COVID Update

US: Over 5.6M Cases - 174K Dead - 2.9M Recovered
Worldwide: Over 22.1M Cases - 779K Dead - 14.8M Recovered

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 183   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 82
*Red indicates change in total deaths

Coronavirus pandemic now driven by younger adults: WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it was concerned that the novel coronavirus spread was being driven by people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, many of whom were unaware they were infected, posing a danger to vulnerable groups.

WHO officials said this month the proportion of younger people among those infected had risen globally, putting at risk vulnerable sectors of the population worldwide, including the elderly and sick people in densely populated areas with weak health services. reuters.com

1st Piece of Great News in the COVID Fight
New York Has Tamed the Virus. Can It Hold Off a Second Wave?
The sustained low rate of infection has surprised local health officials. But a resurgence may be inevitable, despite the state's and city's best efforts.

Health experts in New York City thought that coronavirus cases would be rising again by now. Their models predicted it. They were wrong.
New York State has managed not only to control its outbreak since the devastation of the early spring, but also to contain it for far longer than even top officials expected.

Now, as other places struggle to beat back a resurgence and cases climb in former success-story states like California and Rhode Island, New York's leaders are consumed by the likelihood that, any day now, their numbers will begin rising.

The virus is simply no longer as present in New York as it once was, epidemiologists and public health officials said.

The question now is whether the state, where 32,000 people have died of the virus, can keep from being overwhelmed by another wave, as threats loom from arriving travelers, struggles with contact tracing and rising cases just over the Hudson River in New Jersey.

New York owed its current success in large part to how New Yorkers reacted to the viciousness with which the virus attacked the state in April. nytimes.com


COVID-19 Impacting the UK
Just Like the U.S.

COVID Response Benchmarking
UK Department of Business Releases

'Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19): A retail guide'
To help retailers navigate the unprecedented situation they face, Business Companion has launched a comprehensive guide that sets out how they can continue to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is accompanied by a series of Annexes tailored to addressing the issues faced by specific types of retailer, such as those which operate outdoors, those in food and drink, those which visit customers' homes, and vehicle traders.

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19): A retail guide has been designed for businesses in need of accurate, reliable and up-to-date information on their responsibilities to staff and customers, and will be updated regularly in line with the latest government guidance as the situation develops. With 5 guides to the highest risk retail environments.

It includes industry-specific guidance on PPE, cleaning and hygiene, fitting rooms, queue management, and deliveries and returns. It also contains answers to frequently asked questions and
a step-by-step guide to completing a COVID-19 risk assessment.

The guidance is available to read on the business companion website, to read in a digital edition booklet or to download in a fully designed or printable format. A dedicated landing page has been set up for the guidance at

COVID-19 Impacting UK Retailers Just as Much as U.S.
UK Retail COVID-19 Job Cuts in Last 90 Days

Marks & Spencer to cut 7,000 jobs
Boots to cut more than 4,000 jobs
Dixons Carphone to cut 800 jobs
Debenhams to cut 2,500 jobs + cut 1,000 in May
Wickes & Toolstation to cut 2,500 jobs
WH Smith to cut 1,500 jobs

Arcadia to cut 500 HQ jobs
Clarks to cut 900 jobs
Harrods to cut 700 jobs
White Stuff cuts nearly 400 jobs
Ted Baker to cut 500 jobs
Selfridges to cut 450 jobs

Total Cuts - 21,850 jobs


Sexual Harassment Charges Impact Stock Price
Case in Point McDonald's

Sexual Harassment Foreshadows Weak Stock Performance: Study

How much does a high incidence of sexual harassment within a company hurt firm value?

The news last week that McDonald's is suing its former CEO Steve Easterbrook to recover severance pay he received when fired last fall is the latest reminder, if any is needed, of the pain companies undergo when top executives are exposed for alleged sexual misbehavior.

Announcement of the firing in November triggered a volume of trading in the company's stock that was more than four times its average daily level as well as a share-price drop of about 2.7% on a day the three major stock indices all rose.

But if company woes from public exposure of C-suite sexual misconduct have become a familiar story, what about the more common variety that gains little, if any, media or regulatory attention -
sexual harassment across the length and breadth of company ranks? As a new study asks, how much does a high incidence of sexual harassment hurt firm value?

Plenty, concludes the research presented last week at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association.

The research on sexual harassment in the workplace draws on data from about a thousand public firms over a six-and-a-half-year period. A high incidence of sexual harassment in a given year is likely to predict decidedly weak stock performance in the following year, the study found.

Take, for example, firms with the dubious distinction of ranking among the top 2% in harassment incidence, as measured by sexual-harassment complaints on popular career-information web sites. Those companies' returns in the following year
averaged about 20% below what would be expected from standard asset-pricing models and the market's overall performance.

The research paper is titled, "
How Much Does Sexual Harassment Hurt Firm Value?" cfo.com

Red Flagged: Internal Audit Scores Poorly in Digital Transformation Efforts
Internal audit leaders should develop new skills to stay relevant
Chief audit executives (CAEs) and internal audit leaders report their next-generation competency levels in three vital areas - governance, methodology and enabling technology - to be remarkably low, a Protiviti survey reveals.

The survey also identified that the majority of internal audit functions are at risk of losing relevance for not modernizing and transforming the audit process, against the increasing demands of today's stakeholders

Nearly 780 Chief Audit Executives (CAEs) and internal audit leaders were surveyed across industries to uncover the pressing priorities for internal audit functions when it comes to next-generation auditing skills.

Audit leaders should step up their innovation and transformation initiatives

In what should be a red flag for chief audit executives and audit committees, enabling technology received some of the lowest competency-level self-assessments in the entire survey: (rated on a 1 to 5 scale with 5 being highest)

Internal audits poor survey results continued

2016's Wells Fargo Account Fraud Drives New Risk Model
That only took four years

Wells Fargo adds teams of Chief Risk Managers and Chief Compliance Officer
Wells Fargo & Company
announced the appointment of six new Corporate Risk leaders as part of its enhanced Risk model to further strengthen the independent oversight of all risk-taking activities and a more comprehensive view of risk across the company. In addition, the company announced that Mike Roemer, the current Chief Compliance Officer, has decided to leave Wells Fargo following a transition period.

"Our new model will strengthen our centralized, independent risk management program, provide greater consistency in how we manage risk across our businesses, and better position us for the future," said Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Mandy Norton.

The model consists of five line-of-business CROs, along with other teams aligned by risk type, each reporting to Norton. The new leaders, who will all report to Norton.

The new leaders were named following the May 2020 announcement of the enhanced Corporate Risk model, which noted that Kevin Reen would join Wells Fargo as CRO of Consumer Lending and that Bill Juliano would join Wells Fargo as chief operational risk officer. securitymagazine.com

The One to Watch in C-Stores
Casey's Makes Leadership Changes

The c-store chain announced four additions to its leadership team as well as a promotion.

Iowa-based Casey's General Stores, which operates over
2,200 convenience stores in 16 states, is continuing to build out a robust and diverse leadership team; the company announced several recent additions to the team as well as a promotion.

Vice President, Asset Protection; EN: 2nd Biggest Job in AP filled in 2020 so far. And AP was included in this major announcement - not usually the case - great exposure for our industry.

Larry Carroll joined Casey's with responsibility for building out its asset protection strategy from loss prevention to compliance to risk management. Carroll brings over 30 years of experience in asset protection and operations. He most recently served as VP, Asset Protection, Inventory Analytics and Compliance at 99 Cents Only Stores. Prior, Carroll served in progressive asset protection and loss prevention roles at Beverages and More, Save Mart Supermarkets and Albertsons.

Vice President, Guest Insights: Carrie Stojack (new role for the company)
Vice President, Procurement: Jamie Robles
Vice President, Human Resources - Field Operations: Nan Thomae
Vice President, Total Rewards: Sherri Hart

Casey's General Stores operates over 2,200 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become
the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the U.S. cstoredecisions.com

Editor's Note: They've been staffing up and bringing in some strong talent and making significant investments. This retailer is setting itself up for some big moves in the market.

Just my thought. -Gus Downing

Expect a Run on Your Supply Chain Population & An Exodus of Your Top Talent
-- Employers could be facing a talent exodus according to a new survey by global recruiter DSJ Global. While 50% are confident or very confident in their job security, 41% of global respondents say they are unlikely to stay with their current employer in the next few months.

Methodology: The DSJ Global Job Confidence Index surveyed over 650 experienced supply chain professionals via an online survey and consultant follow up. The survey ran in Asia Pacific between February and March and in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States between March and May 2020. prnewswire.com

Editor's Note: Regardless of this survey this data makes simple sense given the explosion in fulfillment centers, DC's, and cross-docks popping up everywhere. And with Amazon opening them up across the nation and Walmart and now Kroger expanding their marketplaces you can expect lots of job openings in this arena and a potential salary war with headhunters babysitting candidates through the entire process which increases the difficulty of retaining your high performance folks. Because any good one will find out who they are and target them. So just keep your eyes and ears open. Isolate those single days off and or long weekends popping up last minute. Holiday's are coming and need to fill fourth quarter jobs is upon us. Good Luck.

Coming Tomorrow: Another Retail CEO Sued For Rape - Multiple Women & Even Family Member

Aldi is America's Fastest Growing Grocer

Pizza Hut to close 300 locations 7 sell 927

Payless to open 300 to 500 stores

Quarterly Results
Home Depot Q2 comp's up 23.4%, U.S. comp's up 25%, sales up 23.4%

Walmart Q2 U.S. comp's up 9.3%, U.S. ecommerce up 97%, total revenue up 5.6%
   Sam's Club comp's up 13.3%, eCommerce sales up 39%
   Walmart International net sales down 6.8%

Kohl's Q2 sales down 22.9%%

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

Re-Posted & 'Actively Recruiting'
Director Asset Protection job posted for Stop & Shop in Quincy, Mass.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide protection of company assets by organizing the investigation and distribution of information. The AP Director is responsible to ensure Brand needs are met through staffing and development of their respective AP team. The incumbent works closely with the Operations Lead & Shrink Lead to ensure programs that positively impact profits and reduce shrink are executed effectively and provide required results. In addition, the incumbent partners with the Investigations Lead regarding large-scale ORC investigations. brassring.com  linkedin.com


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Vector Security® Networks Hires David Fisher
as Division President

Fisher to oversee sales, growth, retention and hands-on
operational aspects of Vector Security Networks.

PITTSBURGH, August 18, 2020 -
Vector Security® Networks, a division of Vector Security®, Inc., and the single-source provider of physical security solutions and managed network services to multi-site businesses across North America, has hired David Fisher as Division President, effective immediately.

In his new role, Fisher oversees the sales, growth, customer retention and hands-on operational aspects of the division. Additionally, he is responsible for establishing new sales channels and developing sales strategies that drive Vector Security Networks to achieve its business goals and objectives.

Fisher joins Vector Security Networks from a leading provider of outsourced electronic access control and security services, where he led their Remote Video Monitoring Group, overseeing sales, marketing, development, installation, services and support for the video analytics operations. Prior to that, he was the company's Vice President of Sales.

"We welcome Dave to the Vector Security team and look forward to the direction and vision he will provide as he puts into place the strategies and processes that will effectively expand our business and position us for continued growth and success," said Pamela J. Petrow, President and CEO, Vector Security.

"I'm very excited to join Vector Security Networks, and to contribute to the leadership that has positioned the business as a top integrator of physical security and managed network solutions for many of the largest multi-location businesses in North America," Fisher said.

Fisher will be part of Vector Security's Executive Management Team reporting to Petrow. He is based in Vector Security Networks' National Service Center in Gainesville, Virginia.






CCPA update: Analyzing the changes to the final CCPA Regulations
On Friday, August 14, 2020, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the California Office of the Attorney General's (OAG) final California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations and filed them with the California Secretary of State (SOS). The regulations were immediately effective.

Notably, the final text of the regulations submitted to the SOS was modified from the one filed with the OAL. The OAG published an Addendum to the Final Statement of Reasons setting forth the changes. Many of the changes are stylistic and grammatical. However, some of the changes are substantive and will impact compliance efforts. The most notable changes are discussed below.

Changes to notice of right to opt-out

Shorter "Do Not Sell My Info" Option Deleted - Offline Notice Section Deleted

Requirement to obtain consent prior to using personal information for new purpose deleted

Requirement to make requests to opt-out "easy" deleted

Authorized agent requests

Were the Hackers Locked Down in 1st Half
They Went Remote Too?

For All the Worry About COVID Increased Cyberthreats
1st Half 2020 Was Lowest in Six Years

New research by Risk Based Security uncovered a total of 2,037 publicly reported breaches through June 30th. This marked
a decline of 52% compared to the 4,298 breaches in the first six months of 2019, and a 19% drop from the 2,519 reported incidents during the same period in 2018.

For all the concern over heightened cyberthreat activity related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
number of data breaches publicly disclosed in the first half of this year was the lowest since 2014.

The research shows there were fewer reported data breaches in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter - 791 versus 1,246 - suggesting that even as threat activity increased this year, the number of organizations breached declined.

It's the
second straight quarter that Risk Based Security has reported observing conspicuously low breach numbers. Numerous vendors and security researchers have reported big increases in phishing, ransomware, and business email compromise attacks involving the use of pandemic-themed lures since the coronavirus outbreak began. There have been many reports of attacks targeting video communication platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, as well as technologies such as VPNs, all commonly used by remote employees.

As Breach Numbers Fall, Severity Increases

For enterprise organizations, the main takeaway from this data is to remain as vigilant as ever, Goddijn says. It's unlikely that breach activity really declined significantly last quarter;
the likelihood is greater that fewer were disclosed. darkreading.com

Cloud Services Spending Up 30%
Cloud tech becomes a retailing priority amid COVID-19
Cloud spending has accelerated during the pandemic. Online collaboration and remote working tools, e-commerce, remote learning and content streaming hit new records during lockdowns, according to Canalys, the research firm.
Canalys found worldwide
cloud infrastructure services market spending jumped roughly 11 percent during the second quarter from the previous three months and 30 percent year-over-year.

Gartner noted that in a budget-conscious environment, SaaS and other pay-as-you-go models supporting outsourced cloud services enable CIOs to invest significantly less cash upfront rather than scaling up on-premises data center capacity or acquiring traditional licensed software. Cloud systems also enable technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and 5G that drive digital transformation.

In a new KPMG report based on a survey of 900 technology execs, 56 percent said
cloud migration has become an "absolute necessity" instead of "piecemeal migrations of small datasets" due to COVID-19. Demand for hybrid cloud models far surpassed other strategies, including multi-cloud, that dominated pre-crisis. retailwire.com

Criminals Target Each Other
Dark Web's 'Dream Market' Pays $400,000 Ransomware Demand
These clandestine markets are vulnerable to DDoS attacks due to characteristics inherent in the Tor browser, a favorite among Dark Web users.
In 2019, the Dark Web's three largest markets - including Dream Market, which was extorted to the tune of $400,000 - were all hit by major and prolonged DDoS attacks.

The Blurry Distinction Between Cybercrime and Legitimate Business
Today, it's becoming hard to discern the difference between online crime and legitimate business. Some hosting providers serve legitimate clientele and sell their services openly on the Internet, but there's no doubt that some of their customers are resellers that deal only with criminals. The hosting company may or may not know this. darkreading.com


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Beware: Online coronavirus scammers hit $100 million mark

If it sounds too good to be true - especially when shopping online during this COVID-19 pandemic - it probably is.

Coronavirus scammers surpassed $100 million in online shopping fraud, an unprecedented rise that matches an unprecedented time in our history.

According to SocialCatfish.com -- a company that helps consumers verify online identities to avoid being defrauded -- nearly 25,000 online shopping scams have been reported across the United States, and 1,490 have been reported in Texas.

Online shopping, the company said, is now the No. 1 most reported type of coronavirus related scam as predators prey on shoppers desperate for an economic break that is, as they say, too good to be true.

The study on the State of Coronavirus Scams in America based on data from the Federal Trade Commission, released Aug. 10, found that the FTC had registered more than 161,000 reports of fraud costing victims $106.19 million. In Texas alone, the FTC registered 8,400 reports, costing victims $4.59 million. timesrecordnews.com

Amazon Adding 3,500 Office-Based Jobs in Six Major Cities
Amazon is preparing to add 3,500 corporate jobs across hubs in
New York, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Detroit and Dallas, the company said Tuesday. The plans include 2,000 jobs at the historic building in Manhattan that once housed the Lord & Taylor flagship department store. wsj.com

Kroger adopts online marketplace model similar to Amazon, Walmart
Kroger, which grew its
digital sales in the first quarter of 2020 by 92%, has been bolstering its e-commerce infrastructure for the past two-and-a-half years under a program called "Restock Kroger." Investments include automated warehouse facilities called Customer Fulfillment Centers (CFCs) which the retailer is developing with UK-based grocery retailer Ocado.

The leading supermarket retailer will offer Kroger Ship customers an extended aisle with more than 50,000 additional products. The new products will be made available through marketplace partners via Mirakl, a software platform enabling B2C and B2B digital marketplaces. chainstoreage.com

Amazon adding 2 fulfillment centers in Dallas

Walmart e-Commerce Sales Almost Double in Q2







Rehoboth Beach, DE: Victoria's Secret Hit By $12,000 Organized Retail Theft at Midway Outlets
Delaware State Police are searching for suspects in a case of organized retail theft at Victoria's Secret in the Midway Outlets. Sunday afternoon at about 5:45, four suspects are believed to have shoplifted between 600 and 700 items of undergarments, worth about $12,000. The theft was not discovered until the following day when employees returned to open the store. Troopers believe these suspects were also responsible for other theft incidents at several Victoria's Secret stores. wgmd.com

Lancaster County, PA:
Three Elkton residents are facing numerous charges
in $11K theft
Three Elkton residents are facing numerous charges after they allegedly stole approximately $11,000 in merchandise - mostly baby formula - from five Pennsylvania grocery stores during the past several months, according to the Lancaster County (Pa.) District Attorney's Office. LCDAO officials reported that the suspects - Mark A. Rodgers, 44; April M. Rhoades, 41; and Samantha Slicer, 30 - targeted five Giant supermarkets, four in Lancaster County and one in Dauphin County, during the theft spree. In addition to Similac baby formula, the predominant product allegedly taken by the suspects, Rodgers, Rhoades and Slicer stand accused of stealing dog food, soda and Red Bull energy drinks, prosecutors reported. cecildaily.com

Port St. Lucie, FL: Police are looking for a man who they used "social engineering techniques" to steal from a Walmart
Police say the man was able to access three registers multiple times in the store to create $200 gift card transactions. The total loss to the Walmart at 1675 NW St. Lucie West Blvd. was a little more than $2200. According to a Facebook post, police say Walmart Loss Prevention reported there have been multiple incidents of this in Florida and Southern Georgia by a similar suspect.

Saratoga Springs, UT: Salt Lake County couple in custody after alleged attempt to defraud Smith's Grocer
Officers with the Saratoga Springs Police Department were dispatched to a Smith's Marketplace on Saturday on reports of a fraud in progress. Jason Nyborg was allegedly seen entering the store and
selecting about $300 worth of various merchandise, paying for the products using a check. The check, as well as several others from additional incidents, was later determined to be fraudulent.

About 30 minutes after Nyborg is reportedly seen purchasing the merchandise, Sarah Schofield is allegedly seen entering the store with the products.
Schofield returned each of the products to the store for cash. Smith's Marketplace was unable to receive payment for the merchandise Nyborg purchased. The products were later allegedly returned by Schofield, who received a refund for the items. Previous incidents, police allege, show Schofield and Nyborg working together, and it is believed that the couple cashed at least five fraudulent checks at the Smith's Marketplace in Saratoga Springs. Nyborg and Schofield were taken into custody under the suspicion of second-degree felony pattern of unlawful activity, and other charges. heraldextra.com

Northbrook, IL: CVS reports a $1,900 theft of merchandise
An employee at CVS, 900 block of Willow Road, reported at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 10 two females entered the store and placed what is believed to be approximately $1,900 in skin care products in their purses and left without paying for the items.

Racine, WI: Woman allegedly attempted to steal over $380 of baby formula from Walmart

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Shootings & Deaths

Weslaco, TX: Police fatally shoot armed man after argument at Walmart
An armed suspect is dead after exchanging gunfire with police and deputies Monday inside a department store in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, police said. About 3 p.m., a man dressed in black and carrying an assault-style rifle walked into a Walmart Supercenter in Weslaco, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northwest of Brownsville, where he began arguing with a customer, Police Chief Joel Rivera told reporters. The customer left and the store evacuated as officers converged. At the officers' command, the man dropped the rifle but drew a handgun and exchanged fire, Rivera said. No other injuries were reported. The motive and identity of the suspect were not immediately available, Rivera said.  mysanantonio.com

Baton Rouge, LA: Alleged hitman charged in woman's 2008 killing outside grocery store
A man previously arrested in a murder-for-hire plot was charged Monday in another killing that happened 12 years ago. Dexter Collins, 40, was arrested Monday after recent developments in the investigation of the Aug. 14, 2008 murder of Tangie Swanson has connected him to the case, according to authorities. Collins was arrested on Monday, Aug. 17, and will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a second-degree murder charge. Swanson was shot to death in the parking lot of the Service Market Grocery store over 12 years ago.

Nashville, TN: Rite Aid Pharmacy Shooter Sentenced To 29 1/2 Years
In Federal Prison
Nashville man convicted last fall of the robberies and shooting at the Rite-Aid Pharmacy on West End Avenue was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to 355 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. Dionte Breedlove, 26, was found guilty by a federal jury in October 2019, after a week-long trial, of robberies affecting interstate commerce and using a firearm during and in relation to crimes of violence. Breedlove was tried for participating in two separate robberies of the pharmacy on September 14, 2017, and again on October 9, 2017, during which he shot an unarmed security guard. stl.news


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Trussville, AL: Woman drives car into Alabama Home Depot, steals stuff and escapes
The search is on for a woman who drove a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire through an Alabama Home Depot and stole items she'd stacked up near the store's entrance, according to the Trussville Tribune. The vehicle reportedly had an Alabama disabled veteran license plate. It's unclear what the woman allegedly swiped from the store and Trussville, Ala. police could not be reached for comment Monday morning. The alleged robbery occurred at around 9 a.m. Friday. In video taken inside the store, confused employees can be seen approaching the car from a safe distance and taking photos as a woman off-camera repeatedly shouts for everyone to "Move out of the way." nydailynews.com

Youngstown, OH: Feds indict man in string of robberies; Speedway, Check-n-Go, Circle K and Dollar General
A federal grand jury has returned a 10-count indictment charging Terron L. Jones, 21, with five counts of interference with commerce by means of robbery, and other offenses in an alleged two-week robbery spree.

San Mateo, CA: Man gets one year prison for 7-Eleven assault, robbery; already serving 8 years for additional Armed Robbery

Ormond Beach, FL: Daytona Beach man arrested for hurling chicken wings and death threats at fast food employee

Corbin, KY: Man arrested for attempting to shove stolen items under fence outside Walmart lawn and garden center

UK: Burglar jailed after stealing mannequin heads from beauty salon




Daily Totals:
• 13 robberies
• 9 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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