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Sean Dessources promoted to Senior Manager of Supply Chain Asset Protection for The Home Depot
Sean has been with The Home Depot for 12 and a half years, starting with the company in 2008 as Building Services Coordinator. Before being promoted to
Senior Manager of Supply Chain Asset Protection, he spent over four years as Corporate Asset Protection Manager and nearly eight years as Asset Protection Business Analyst. He also spent more than a year as Building Services Specialist for the company. Congratulations, Sean!

Danielle Serfontein promoted to Asset Protection Senior Investigator for Macy's
Danielle has been with Macy's for more than three years, starting with the company in 2017 as an Asset Protection Manager. Before her promotion to Asset Protection Senior Investigator, she spent nearly two years as an Asset Protection Manager and nearly a year as Executive Operations & Asset Protection Manager. Earlier in her career, she held AP/LP roles with Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. Congratulations, Danielle!

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Delivering the best of both worlds, Checkpoint announces the new UNO EP RF/RFID label
Checkpoint Systems, a global leader in source-to-shopper solutions, has announced the release of the new UNO EP. The ARC-qualified inlay is approved up to and including levels F and I - which many retailers now demand.

For retailers who have already invested in RFID, UNO EP provides the additional benefit of maximizing both their existing EAS systems for loss prevention, while optimizing their RFID inventory management, in one tag.
The patent pending and fully integrated UNO EP offers the combined benefits of RF EAS for loss prevention and RFID for inventory management. With the two latest RFID chip options available; the Impinj M750 and NXP U8, the UNO EP delivers optimal RFID inventory management and enhanced EAS protection at the store exit when paired with Checkpoint's hardware and software. checkpointsystems.com

More News: Checkpoint launches first ARC approved M750 inlays with the 'Njord'

CSO Paid Hackers $100K - Hide Breach From FTC - Deceived New Mgt. Team
"Concealing information about a felony from law enforcement is a crime

"Former Chief Security Officer For Uber Charged With Obstruction Of Justice"

"Silicon Valley is not the Wild West ... We will not tolerate illegal hush money payments." "We will not tolerate corporate cover-ups"

"We expect prompt reporting of criminal conduct. We expect cooperation with our investigations. We expect good corporate citizenship" said U.S. Attorney Anderson.

A criminal complaint was filed yesterday in federal court
charging Joseph Sullivan with obstruction of justice and misprision of a felony in connection with the attempted cover-up of the 2016 hack of Uber Technologies Incorporated.

According to the complaint, between April 2015 and November 2017, Sullivan, 52, of Palo Alto, Calif., served as Uber's Chief Security Officer. During this time,
two hackers contacted Sullivan by email and demanded a six-figure payment in exchange for silence. The hackers ultimately revealed that they had accessed and downloaded an Uber database containing personally identifying information, or PII, associated with approximately 57 million Uber users and drivers. The database included the drivers' license numbers for approximately 600,000 people who drove for Uber. The criminal complaint alleges that Sullivan took deliberate steps to conceal, deflect, and mislead the Federal Trade Commission about the breach.

Rather than report the 2016 breach, Sullivan allegedly
took deliberate steps to prevent knowledge of the breach from reaching the FTC. Read the full story

Protests & Violence

Portland police create timeline, map of civil disturbances and riots

16 riots declared and 500+ arrests over 85 nights of protests

Portland police have released a timeline of protests over the last three months, and it shows which demonstrations devolved into riots and unlawful assemblies.

Portland protests began in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody on May 25 and have continued since then. Police first declared one of the demonstrations a riot on May 29. They have subsequently done so 15 more times, most recently on Wednesday night.

Police said on Thursday that at least 500 arrests have been made since the protests began. According to the timeline, demonstrators have set fires on 42 nights since the protests began, and at least two nights saw fires set in multiple areas of the city. People have thrown projectiles at officers, including ball bearings, rocks, frozen water bottles and balloons filled with paint, on 59 of the past 83 nights. On 52 of those nights police have reported graffiti or other vandalism. kgw.com

Dwarfing all other states, FBI data show Illinois had 4.6 million background checks for guns in first seven months
Illinois topped the list of all states for firearm background checks so far this year, and is already on pace to blow last year's numbers out of the water. And reports persist of people waiting beyond the three-day waiting period to pick up the guns they've purchased. There are also more than 143,000 Firearm Owner Identification, or FOID card, applicants still waiting for their cards to be processed by Illinois State Police.

Monthly records from the FBI's NICS Firearm Background Checks report show in the first seven months of the year, there have been nearly 4.6 million checks. That dwarfs every other state, with only Kentucky coming close with 2.2 million checks from January through July. thecentersquare.com

Hundreds of Celebrities Sign Letter Backing California Police Reform Bills
Hundreds of celebrities from the music, entertainment and sport industries supporting police reform legislation in California have signed an open letter urging the California governor and state legislature to approve two bills addressing police accountability.

The first bill, SB 731 (Bradford), would establish a system to revoke a police officer's certification, upon criminal conviction or serious misconduct, and update liability rules under California's Bane Act; the latter, SB 776 (Skinner), would increase the transparency and reporting on the use of force incidents involving officers. Both bills will make their way through the state legislature and may be voted upon on the floor of the assembly as soon as next week.  See the list of artists and actors here: variety.com

Chicago Looting: Mayor Lori Lightfoot allies stall effort to ask for National Guard troops in Chicago

Push to Defund the Police Faces Headwinds in Some Poor, Black Neighborhoods

As Gun Violence Increases, So Does Disagreement Over De Blasio's Response

Another Public Health Crisis: The Intersection of Gun Violence & COVID-19

COVID Update

US: Over 5.7M Cases - 177K Dead - 3.1M Recovered
Worldwide: Over 23M Cases - 798K Dead - 15.5M Recovered

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

Where Low-Income Retail Jobs Are Being Lost to COVID-19
The Urban Institute has created an interactive map tracking where low-income jobs are being lost to COVID-19 at both the county and metropolitan scale. The hardest hit industry has been "Accommodation and Food Services", which has lost over 2.8 million estimated jobs so far. The "Retail Trade" industry (shown below) comes in at #4 on the list of industries hardest hit, losing over 615,000 low-income jobs as of Aug 7.

The data here is based on US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and tracks losses of low-income jobs, defined as jobs with annual earnings below $40,000, and exclude some workers, such as independent contractors and those working in the gig economy. This tool does not attempt to estimate the number of low-income jobs with pay cuts. urban.org

3M Stops Fake N95 Scheme, Resolving Lawsuit Claims Against Sellers on Amazon
In a federal court case brought by 3M in California against Defendants KM Brothers Inc., KMJ Trading Inc., Supreme Sunrise, Inc., and Mao Yu and third-party Zhiju USA, Inc., the court issued a stipulated consent judgment and permanent injunction that prohibits Defendants fraudulent activity as alleged by 3M, which included charging grossly inflated prices for fake, defective or damaged respirator products.

3M and Amazon collaborated to identify and stop the fraudulent scheme and pursue legal action against the Defendants. The resolution of this lawsuit furthers the goal of combating respirator counterfeiting and price gouging and will result a sizeable donation by 3M and Amazon of more than $192,000 recovered from the Defendants to Direct Relief's non-profit work to provide PPE to health workers.

3M has filed 18 lawsuits to combat fraud, price gouging and counterfeiting in the U.S. and Canada to put a stop to unlawful profiteering from the pandemic in 3M's name. To date, 3M has secured the removal of over 7,000 listings with fraudulent or counterfeit product offerings from e-commerce platforms around the world and over 10,000 false or deceptive social media posts. 

Resources to Fight Fraud: 3M has launched a website that provides more information on these and other 3M efforts to fight respirator fraud, counterfeiting, and price gouging. businesswire.com

Fear & Fatigue Driving Stressful Situations During COVID-19
Training and making connections key to de-escalating conflicts with customers

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been many reports of conflicts arising over face mask mandates in supermarkets and other public-facing businesses. But as Russ Turner, director of the People Incorporated Training Institute, points out, much of that focus on the negative can be chalked up to human nature.
One of the focuses of retailers and other businesses needs to be on staff and training, he said. Turner noted that early on in the pandemic, cashiers and other employees were being pushed into roles as almost bouncers in dealing with customers who, for one reason or other, chose not to wear a mask in a location that required them.

In order to de-escalate those conflicts, Turner suggested keeping calm and forging a relationship with the customer. Welcome them to your business and broach the issue of masks in a friendly manner. Not all customers who show up without masks are looking for a conflict, he said. "Sometimes people just forget to bring them," he noted. Asking a customer if they would like a face mask to enter the business can be an effective way to defuse a situation. "People are still getting used to all of this," said Turner.

Empathy can go a long way toward keeping the situation from escalating. Understanding that the ongoing stress and pain of the overall COVID-19 situation is an experience we're all sharing can help create connections between the two sides of the argument.

Turner believes that many of the conflicts that have arisen can be attributed to two factors: fear and fatigue. "Deep down I think it's fear that's driving people's behavior, fear of the unknown, fear of literally getting sick, fear of change," he said. If you just think about how we all act when we're frightened, he added, we tend to act out and that's what a lot of what we're seeing is. supermarketnews.com

Kroger expands coronavirus testing to 220 locations

CVS Health Adds 77 Additional COVID-19 Testing Sites In Florida

Florida becomes 5th state to report 10,000 or more deaths, joining NY, NJ, CA, TX

U.S. will have third act of coronavirus and it will likely be 'more pervasive,' FDA Commissioner says

American Airlines halting service to 15 small cities after federal aid runs out in October

U.S. weekly jobless claims jump back above 1 million


Retail Abuse, Threats & Violence
UK petition launched to protect retail staff from violence

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is supporting a petition from shopworkers union Usdaw calling on the Government to introduce legislation to protect shopworkers from violence and abuse.

The petition 'Protect Retail Workers from Abuse, Threats and Violence', urges the Government to introduce legislation to create a specific offence for abusing, threatening, or assaulting a retail worker.

Findings from ACS' 2020 Crime Report show that 83% of people who work in the convenience sector have been subjected to verbal abuse over the last year and there were over 50,000 incidents of violence estimated in the sector, with 25% of incidents resulting in injury.

The ACS Covid-19 Impact Survey revealed that violence and verbal abuse has increased in 40% of stores since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. forecourttrader.co.uk

  UK: "In Retail, You Get Used To Abuse. But This Pandemic Is A Whole New Level"

California wildfires more than double in size and force
5 dead, 33 injured, tens of thousands evacuate, as 370+ wildfires burn

Hundreds of thousands of acres of unpopulated land continued to burn across California on Thursday, as dozens of lightning-sparked wildfires moved quickly through dry vegetation and threatened the edges of cities and towns in the state's northern and central regions.

Evacuations surged Thursday as authorities worried that high heat and gusty winds could cause the fires to spread rapidly. By midday, several of the major fires had more than doubled in size, in some cases jumping across major highways, as crews struggled to contain the blazes.

At least five people have died and 33 are injured. In all, according to Cal Fire, fires are burning about 780 square miles across the state. That area is about equal to half the size of Rhode Island. usatoday.com washingtonpost.com

  Interactive map: See where the wildfires are burning across California

LA's "Bong Row" Blows Up
Illegally Stored Hazardous Materials Caused Explosion

Retail Owners connected to massive downtown L.A. explosion face
300 criminal charges
The Los Angeles city attorney on Friday filed more than 300 criminal charges against the owners and operators of four downtown buildings after a massive explosion in May burned 11 firefighters.

Prosecutors allege the defendants illegally stored hazardous materials and endangered public health.

The blast occurred in a section of downtown nicknamed
"bong row" because of the concentration of retailers selling rolling papers, butane and other supplies associated with vaping and tobacco.

The criminal charges come from an investigation of the May 16 explosion inside an East 3rd Street warehouse by the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Los Angeles Police Department and other agencies.

The explosive fire allegedly started at 327 Boyd St., a building owned by Steve Sungho Lee that is the location for retail businesses Smoke Totes, Green Buddha and Bio Hazard. Lee was charged with 36 counts for violations at 327 Boyd St. and 50 counts for violations at 325 Boyd St., according to the charges revealed Friday.

Prosecutors allege all the locations illegally stored hazardous materials. Prosecutors allege there was a conspiracy to endanger public health, which included such violations as failure to maintain aisles, failure to have hazmat warning signs, failure to have no smoking signs, failure to classify hazardous commodities. Much of the materials storage, the criminal filings allege, was unpermitted.

The scene "
looked like a war zone" as a badly burned firefighter and others tried to escape a blast that caused a 30-foot fireball to burst from the structure. latimes.com

Another Swipe At Urban Outfitters

Former Urban Outfitters employees speak out about discriminatory behavior and offensive merchandise
The company recently made headlines when
Anthropologie was accused of racial discrimination and racial profiling. Former employees alleged on Instagram that the brand used the code word "Nick" for shoplifters. Most of the former store employees Business Insider spoke with said it was unofficially used to identify Black shoppers and people of color.

(In a statement to Business Insider, an Urbn spokesperson confirmed that the company's shoplifting policy "previously instructed associates to use the code names 'Nick'/'Nicky'/'Nicole' to identify potential shoplifters." The spokesperson said the policy was misused and that Urbn has since eliminated the use of such codes.)

Business Insider talked to more than a dozen former Urbn employees, six of whom left the company in the past 12 months. Multiple former employees said that when they noticed problems at the company, they felt they had no one to turn to. Two former Bhldn employees described what they said they felt was a pattern of discriminatory behavior regarding the use of models of color. And several former employees said there was a lack of diversity at the company. businessinsider.com

Tsunami of Retail Bankruptcies Could Be Coming
Struggling retailers rush to file for bankruptcy as fears of a second wave of coronavirus linger

Over a two-week span in early July, seven retailers, including The Paper Store, Brooks Brothers and Lucky Brand, filed for bankruptcy protection. J.Crew, Neiman Marcus and J.C. Penney and four other retailers had already filed in May. Lord & Taylor and the off-price shop Stein Mart led another wave that hit earlier this month. Some would say it has been a flood, but what's coming could be a tsunami.

For apparel companies and department store chains, which have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, the turmoil doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Instead, industry executives and analysts predict another round of retail bankruptcies and liquidations could be coming if the predicted second wave of Covid-19 infections happens. Competitive pressures ahead of the holiday season could trigger a rush to bankruptcy court, they say.

"The pipeline is as full as it has been all year," said Bradley Snyder, an executive managing director at the liquidation firm Tiger Capital Group, referring to the potential for more retail bankruptcies. Some 44 retailers have already landed in bankruptcy court in 2020, according to a tracking by S&P Global Market Intelligence. cnbc.com

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Lord & Taylor closing 24 of its 38 stores nationwide

Ulta Beauty to Close All Stores on Thanksgiving Day 2020

Report: Amazon takes over Toys 'R' Us omnichannel fulfillment

Quarterly Results
Citi Trends Q2 comp's in reopened stores up 32.2%, total sales up 18.2%
BJ's Wholesale comp's up 24.2%, net sales up 18.4%
Ross Stores Q2 comp's down 12% for reopened stores from date of reopening, sales down 32.4%


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Director of Investigations job posted for Peloton in Plano, TX
As the Program Director of Investigations this leader will conduct and support investigations resulting from evidence of external crimes and allegations of employee malfeasance, including but not limited to fraud, theft, workplace violence and other crimes or violations of company policy. It will be the focus of the Investigations team to support field LP leaders with more complicated or organized criminal activity or associate misconduct. greenhouse.io


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I'm dishonest. But so are you.

by Amber Bradley, Owner & Brand Strategist, Calibration Group, LLC

I was in a business meeting once where I was asked, "How honest are you on a scale of 1 to 10?" The individual asking the question decided to put everyone in the meeting on the spot by going around the room receiving everyone's self-rating. As he glanced around the room for everyone's answer, each person gave a resounding "10" reply. His crystal stare came to me and I simply shrugged and said, "I guess more around an 8." He was shocked at my rating. I explained that of course everyone lies a little, every day offering an example of if someone asks you if they "look fat" or offers the question, "do you like my new haircut?" I was immediately told that was not the correct answer and everyone should respond by being a 10 out of 10. Frankly, I felt that was dishonest...why would someone obviously lie about a question of honesty?

This interaction has stayed with me for years making me wonder, aren't we all a little bit dishonest? And why was my "8" response so insulting? You can imagine my relief after reading Dan Ariely's book, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty. Ariely walks the reader through numerous experiments and tested theories explaining different concepts about why and how people lie to themselves and others. He explains the Simple Model of Rational Crime (SMORC) and how it works in the rational mind stating we all essentially make our way through the world seeking our own advantage while considering the costs vs. benefits of our actions.

Science Tells Us No One is a 10

Ariely describes numerous experiments that illustrate how the human mind works when it comes to cheating, however there is one experiment he conducts that sets the foundation of why no one is a 10. The control portion of the experiment describes MIT students being asked to solve as many matrices as possible (selecting two numbers that add up to ten from a grid of varying numbers) within 5 minutes, providing their completed answer sheet to a researcher to count their number of correct responses. They would then be paid 50 cents for each correct answer.
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COVID-19 Safety Essentials Solutions Guide
Now Available from siffron®

siffron®, a leader in retail merchandising, is introducing a new COVID-19 Safety Essentials Solutions Guide to help retailers find the products they need to meet the safety and social distancing requirements of today.

To help retailers deal with new emerging trends in day-to-day shopping as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers need to respond with products that protect both store associates and consumers. The COVID-19 Safety Essentials Solutions Guide compiles all of our products relevant to addressing these needs into four sub-categories:

● Cleaning and Janitorial
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Please take a moment to browse through our new COVID-19 Safety Essentials Solutions Guide here. At siffron, we are always finding new ways to help retailers serve customers. Be safe!

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Gangs Tipping Journalists - Instant Reputation Hit
Here's a list of all the ransomware gangs who will steal and leak your data if you don't pay
Ransomware gangs are getting more aggressive these days about pursuing payments and have begun stealing and threatening to leak sensitive documents if victims don't pay the requested ransom demand.

Starting with late 2019 and early 2020, the operators of several ransomware strains have begun adopting a new tactic.

If the victim -- usually a large company -- refuses to pay, the ransomware gangs threaten to leak the information online, on so-called "leak sites" and then tip journalists about the company's security incident.

Companies who may try to keep the incident under wraps, or who may not want intellectual property leaked online, where competitors could get, will usually cave in and pay the ransom demand.

While initially the tactic was pioneered by the Maze ransomware gang in December 2019, it is now becoming a widespread practice among other groups as well.

At the time of writing, ZDNet has identified nine ransomware operations that are currently running or have maintained a "leak site," either on the dark web, or the public internet. zdnet.com

Dark Web Sites Use Security Best Practices
Just Like Legitimate Retailers

Honor Among Thieves: Inside the Unspoken Digital "Pirate's Code"

Even as they deal in stolen credit card numbers and illegal drugs, the patrons of dark web marketplaces expect these underground retail outlets to abide by certain general terms of fair play. New research from threat intelligence firm Digital Shadows indicates that these markets endure based largely on perceptions of honest dealing that are comparable to the standards expected from legitimate retail sites.

AdvertisementOf course, at the back of these markets are career criminals seeking to extract as much profit from the situation as possible. There is a constant tension between maintaining this reputation while simultaneously trying to get away with manipulative or even outright customer-hostile measures. These markets thus have life cycles that are often measured in mere months, as subterfuge is detected by users and the platform falls apart only to see the cycle begin again with the next hungry young set of operators.

The paper identifies various factors that are in demand among cyber criminals, and they pretty much mirror security best practices for legitimate retail sites. According to the Digital Shadows Photon Research team, among the other factors that tend to win over dark web support are incorporation of access security features like CAPTCHA and PGP, a dedicated admin team that responds to customer and vendor concerns around the clock, redundancy measures to keep the site up during DDoS attacks (which are sometimes initiated by law enforcement), and a marketing presence on other well-regarded dark web forums and sites. cpomagazine.com

National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
NIST: HELP WANTED: Growing a Workforce for Managing Privacy Risk

It's a very different world that we're living in from the one in which we published the NIST Privacy Framework this past January. These changes have demonstrated that the need for effective privacy programs that can adapt to new risks has never been more important.

A skilled workforce is a key pillar of an effective privacy program. As the framework roadmap stated, "Further development of a knowledgeable and skilled privacy workforce (to include privacy practitioners and other personnel whose duties require an understanding of privacy risks) is necessary to support organizations in better protecting individuals' privacy while optimizing beneficial uses of data." Unfortunately, we've heard consistently that recruitment and development is a challenge. Now is the time to make headway on this challenge by creating a workforce taxonomy aligned with the Privacy Framework.  Read More




Fraud Down Under
Fake COVID-19 testing kits and lockdown puppy scams: how to protect yourself from fraud in a pandemic
Given the known links between natural disasters and fraud, it is unsurprising offenders are using COVID-19 to target potential victims. While there are limited statistics on crime rates during this period, evidence suggests fraud and other online scams have spiked.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued an alert this week warning of a dramatic spike in identity theft, with some 24,000 reports of stolen personal information this year, a 55% increase over the same time last year.

Further, Scamwatch has received more than
3,600 reports specifically mentioning COVID-19, with victims so far claiming losses of about $2.3 million. theconversation.com

Our Pandemic Love Affair With E-Commerce Could Soon Sour

A surge in online shopping demand has led to supply bottlenecks and higher prices.

E-commerce stocks were some of the biggest winners in the second quarter, with such companies as
Shopify, Wayfair and Etsy reporting year-over-year revenue growth of about 100%, thanks to consumers ordering things online in the pandemic. A decade of e-commerce adoption took place in a matter of months.

But this dramatic shift in consumer buying behavior wasn't matched by the physical supply chain on which e-commerce relies.
Price increases announced by United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. recently should raise some doubts about the ability of e-commerce darlings to keep growing enough to please investors. bloomberg.com

Amazon makes it harder for sellers to avoid its shipping service

FedEx Adds Peak Fees on Shipments During Holiday Season







Santa Ana, CA: Grand Jury in L.A. Charges 12 in Scheme to Defraud Electronics Retailer of Millions
Federal prosecutors have unsealed an updated indictment charging a dozen defendants in a scheme to
buy millions of dollars' worth of electronics from a national retailer by using fraudulently acquired discounts and employee identification numbers, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. The 54-count grand jury indictment unsealed Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court charges the defendants, variously, with multiple felonies, including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft. Four of the 12 suspects - including alleged ringleader Abdallah Osseily, 34, of Irvine - were arrested Wednesday by special agents of the FBI, and three were arraigned the same day and ordered released on bond. A fourth defendant was arrested in Arizona on Wednesday and made his initial court appearance in Phoenix federal court.

Prosecutors allege that from July 2014 to last March, Osseily and co-defendants acting at his direction, unlawfully purchased millions of dollars' worth of electronics from an unidentified company, referred to in court papers as U.S. Retailer 1. These purchases were undertaken through the unauthorized use of discounts and unique identification numbers, such as those reserved for current and former employees and for military service members, the indictment alleges. In other instances,
the defendants allegedly exploited the retailer's return policies to obtain store credits in amounts greater than the prices they actually paid for the merchandise, according to the DOJ. The defendants traveled to hundreds of the chain store's locations across the country on purchasing trips and shipped the merchandise back to Osseily's Irvine home or - in one case of 500 pounds of electronic goods - to Los Angeles International Airport, the indictment alleges. mynewsla.com

Southwest, FL: Fugitive Wanted: Daniel Mulcahey, (aka Michael Cook) - Wanted on grand theft charges, High-End Repeat Offender
This guy has already spent the first six months of the year behind bars after getting busted from a Crime Stoppers tip. Just a few short weeks after his release, Daniel Mulcahey is back in trouble with the law, after he violated terms of his probation. Back in January, this 34-year-old offender was arrested after he stole hundreds upon hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from the North Fort Myers Bealls Store, as well as the Bell Tower Sunglass Hut. After we put out surveillance photos of the thefts, an anonymous tip quickly came in ID'ing Mulcahey as the crook. In addition to those charges, he was also caught breaking into cars, stealing personal items, and causing property damage. Stealing seems to be a bad habit for Mulcahey, who also spent a year and a half in prison after a series of thefts at high-end stores, like Michael Kors, Polo, and Coach, in both Lee and Collier counties.

Salina, KS: Police seeks tips about $28,000 theft of rings from jewelry store
On Aug. 9, 2020, through Aug. 10, 2020, two persons were in Riddle's Jewelry, 2259 South Ninth Street (Central Mall) in Salina. It was reported that while one person distracted an employee, the other person took two ring display flats, containing numerous diamond rings. The value of the stolen items was $28,000.

Northfield, IL: Grocery store staff reports the theft of $3,300 in Liquor
Staff at the Mariano's, 1822 Willow Road, reported on the morning of Aug. 10 that one or more shoplifters stole $3,300 worth of liquor from the store at about 9:20 p.m. on Aug. 8.

Pueblo, CO: $2,000 in merchandise stolen from Dollar General

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Shootings & Deaths

Brooklyn, NY: Deadly shooting outside McDonald's in Downtown Brooklyn
A man was shot and killed outside a McDonald's restaurant. Video showed officers on the scene outside the fast food restaurant at Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue. Police say the 23-year-old victim got into a fight with the shooter just after 10 p.m. Thursday. The suspect opened fire, hitting the victim in the head and shoulder before running off. Police recovered a gun at the scene, Investigators believe it may have been dropped by the victim. abc7ny.com

Bakersfield, CA: Off-Duty Kern County Deputy shoots and kills person outside of a restaurant
An off-duty sheriff's deputy shot and killed a person outside Tony's Firehouse Grill and Pizza Thursday night, according to Lt. Harbor of the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Lt. Harbor also said a firearm was recovered at the scene. The Bakersfield Police Department and Kern County Sheriff's Office have been at the scene, which is just off Hwy 178 and Kern Canyon Road, since around 7 this evening. No further information has been provided at this time.

Houston, TX: Armed robbers shoot at SE Houston store clerk at point-blank range, but miss
Houston police are hoping the public can help them identify the suspects responsible for robbing a store clerk at gunpoint in southeast Houston earlier this year. On Jan. 18 around 3:30 a.m., police said two men entered a Shell gas station . One of the men pulled out a gun and pointed it at the clerk while demanding his wallet. As the clerk pulled out his wallet, the other man threw a wood store display and hit the clerk in the face with it. The suspect with the gun then fired a shot, narrowly missing the clerk. The clerk then dropped his wallet. The armed suspect picked up the wallet and both suspects fled the store.  khou.com

Portland, OR: 16-year-old wounded in shooting outside convenience store
Officers were first called out at about 1:15 a.m. on reports of gunfire outside a convenience store in the 7200 block of Southeast Woodstock Boulevard. They arrived to find evidence of a shooting, however, they didn't find any suspects or victims. Shortly before 2 a.m., a 16-year-old arrived at a Portland hospital with a gunshot wound to the ankle. The teen admitted to police that he had been shot outside the convenience store, adding that he did not know who had shot him or have a suspect description. katu.com

Palm Beach County, FL: 3 Teens shot men outside Applebee's when robbery attempt failed
The three teens, ages 14, 15 and 17, face charges of attempted murder and armed robbery for the double shooting Monday just west of West Palm Beach.

Dearborn Heights, MI: Angry customer threatens to shoot gas station clerk

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Spartanburg, SC: Man accused of unprovoked knife attack on off-duty police officer working security at Walmart
Spartanburg Police said Thursday an off-duty officer was taken to the hospital after being attacked by a man with a knife while working at the Dorman Center Walmart as a security guard. The officer was in uniform when the attack happened at the store around 1:30 p.m. Major Art Littlejohn said the attack took place inside the store. The suspect,
James Cunningham, 23, of Woodruff is accused of launching the assault for no apparent reason. Cunningham was brandishing a knife at the time of the attack. The officer was knocked to the ground and punched several times. Employees and shoppers were able to pull Cunningham away from the officer and Cunningham fled the store. Police said Cunningham was attempting to flee the scene in a vehicle when he crashed into another car. The injured officer was taken to the hospital for treatment, hoping to make a full recovery. foxcarolina.com

Grant Pass, OR: Wanted felon arrested following struggle at Walmart
Officers arrested a convicted felon wanted in Colorado after an unusual confrontation at the Walmart in Grants Pass on Wednesday, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. The incident began when dispatch received a call from Walmart employees who said that they had found an abandoned bacpack containing a handgun, several magazines of ammunition, and silver coins. While officers were still en-route to the store, the employees called again to say that a man was in the store claiming to be the rightful owner of the backpack. "The individual was described as agitated and yelling," GPDPS said. "When the description of the subject was provided, it was determined to be the same subject from a burglary that had been reported over the weekend. During the burglary, the suspect was seen with a firearm inside of the residence while committing the crime."

Dozens Arrested in ATM Cash-Out Scheme

Suspected Fraudsters Targeted Santander Bank Branches in 3 States

Dozens of suspects have been arrested in connection with an ATM cash-out scheme that targeted Santander Bank branches in
New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, according to police and news media reports.

In New Jersey,
police made arrests Tuesday and Wednesday at Santander Bank branches, law enforcement officials say. In Hamilton Township, for example, 20 suspects have been charged with various offenses, including conspiracy to commit theft by deception, as well as minor drug charges, according to a police statement.

Police also suspect ATMs in New York City and Connecticut have been hit, according to a local NBC News report. govinfosecurity.com

Colorado Springs, CO: Police investigating 4 Armed Robberies at 7-Eleven and area restaurant

Mayfield Heights, OH: Man disguises himself as a Walmart store employee to steal a $500 TV

UK: Northamptonshire, England: Smash and grab gang on mopeds target jewelry shops in Oundle and Uppingham


Cargo Theft

Cargo theft numbers rose during second quarter COVID slowdown
Cargo theft activity increased during the second quarter of the year at the height of the COVID-19 slowdown, according to cargo theft recording firm SensiGuard. The firm uses reports from transportation security councils, insurance companies and law enforcement organizations to record theft numbers. The firm reports a 56% year-over-year increase in theft activity, coupled with an 80% increase in value. "One significant note is that April, which was at the height of the supply chain disruption caused by COVID-19, experienced more than double the volume of April 2019 (+109%). While both May (+31%) and June (+30%) also beat their 2019 totals, it was by a decreasing amount in each case," SensiGuard said in its 2020 second quarter cargo theft analysis.
In total, SensiGuard recorded 227 cargo thefts in the second quarter, with 96 of them occurring in April, 67 in May and 64 in June. The average theft value per incident during the quarter was $219,364. overdriveonline.com



AT&T - Zachary, LA - Robbery
Academy Sports - Little Rock, AR - Robbery
Boost Mobile - Albemarle, VA - Robbery
C-Store - St Louis, MO - Robbery
C-Store - Rockwall, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - McAllen, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Little Rock, AR - Robbery
C-Store - Hingham, MA - Burglary
Dollar General - Pueblo, CO - Burglary
Gas Station - Framingham, NM - Burglary
Gas Station - Meriden, CT - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Glenview, IL - Robbery (Bank inside)
Guns - Prince Williams County, VA - Burglary
Jewelry - West Eugene, OR - Robbery
Jewelry - Marion, IA - Burglary
Jewelry - Salina, KS - Robbery
Liquor - Edina, MN - Burglary
Liquor - Royse City, TX - Robbery
Rite Aid - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Vape - Lincoln, NE - Burglary
Tobacco - Wheaton, IL - Burglary
7-Eleven - Warrenton, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Osceola County, FL - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 16 robberies
• 8 burglary
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


Weekly Totals:
• 72 robberies
• 33 burglary
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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None to report.

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