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ADT and Axis Women Recognized by SIA
SIA Announces Winners of the 2020 Women in Security Forum Scholarship

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected 12 recipients for the inaugural SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship - a program developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum to further educational opportunities and promote advancement for a diverse security workforce.

Through this new scholarship, which is open to SIA members and student members, each awardee will receive $6,650 to use toward continuing education and professional development courses, conferences or webinars, SIA program offerings, repayment of student loan debt and/or other academic or education programs.

The D&D Daily would like to congratulate these three scholarship winners among our sponsor partners:

● Holly Sanson, marketing manager, ADT Commercial
● Antoinette King, key account manager - end user, Axis Communications
● Kerri Sutherland, human resources business partner, Axis Communications

See the full list of winners here: sdmmag.com

Data: The Hidden Asset
LP Experts Explain Why Today's Security Executive
Must Understand Cybercrime, Work Closer with IT

In a recent webinar, Katie Jordan, NRF's research manager for consumer and industry insights, discussed the 2020 National Retail Security Survey and its findings with Earl Watson, vice president of physical security with Lyft, and Shaun Gilfoy, director of regional security for the Americas with Levi Strauss & Co.

Jordan began by noting that ecommerce fraud, ORC and cybercrime seemed to be increasing areas of concern in the industry. "We've seen them getting smarter," Watson said. "It's like they have a research and development team of thieves that figure out what we're doing."

The hidden asset

Much of the conversation that followed was overshadowed by two current realities. One is the ongoing coronavirus crisis, which has caused an enormous upsurge in ecommerce. The other is that, with the boom in ecommerce - and the need to provide a hassle-free, personalized customer experience - retailers have become the custodians of a vast trove of customer data, including credit card numbers, security codes and addresses.

That data is an asset, and just like baby food or perfume or cell phones, it can be sold on the black market. "The thieves are still trying to make a living," Gilfoy said. "If they weren't already on the computer, they're going to the computer. And they're finding more lucrative ways of generating revenue illegally than some of the traditional methods."

Two worlds meet

The traditional role of LP in retail is guarding physical assets and making sure actual, visible people - employees, shoplifters, ORC gangs - don't steal them. That role is still essential, but along with it, LP professionals are by necessity becoming more and more involved with cybercrime of various kinds. "How do we prepare our teams to respond to this new and emerging risk," Watson said. "How do I make sure my executives know we're supporting this area?"

The answer, both panelists agreed, is internal cooperation: LP, IT and business leadership need to communicate clearly and learn from each other. "The security executive of the future will really have to understand the business they're in," Watson said, "how that business works, what their profitability is like, what their key levers are to drive performance, because we operate in the world, not a vacuum." nrf.com


Protests & Violence

As Guns Get Drawn at Protest Sites, Demonstrators Fear a Volatile New Phase
As right-wing groups increasingly move to confront unrest in cities, clashes are breaking out between demonstrators with starkly different views on how to keep cities safe.

Violent street clashes between the two sides have broken out over the past two weeks, leaving three people dead.

The arrival of firearms on both sides has escalated the political debate over policing into precarious new territory. President Trump, scheduled to visit Kenosha on Tuesday, warns that America's cities are out of control, while Portland's mayor blames the president for stoking the unrest.

Three months after George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis police, setting off tumult nationwide, two opposite movements are brawling in the streets with no sign of letting up as the country begins the final stretch toward the Nov. 3 election. nytimes.com

Portland police arrest 19 protesters as political divide hardens
Protests flared again in Portland overnight on Monday as demonstrators clashed with police on the streets of the Oregon city, which has become a focus of the U.S. presidential race after months of sometimes violent confrontations.

In the latest Portland unrest, police used smoke grenades and pepper balls to control the crowd of protesters. Police acknowledged in a statement that officers "deployed some crowd control munitions" and said 19 people were arrested, mostly on charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with police.

About 200-300 people gathered in the downtown area to march to the apartment of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to demand his resignation. They were seen setting fire to wooden benches and plastic trash bins along the march.

Police declared Monday night's gathering unlawful and later upgraded it to a riot after protesters set a fire in an apartment building. reuters.com

Fatal shooting of Black man by L.A. sheriff's deputies sparks protests, questions
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on Monday shot and killed a Black man in an incident that is sparking concern and outrage in the
South Los Angeles neighborhood of Westmont.

Hours after the shooting, a crowd gathered at the scene and demanded answers. There were chants of "Say his name," "No justice, no peace" and "Black lives matter." Some said they didn't think the shooting was justified.
After midnight Monday night, more than 100 protesters marched to the Sheriff's station on Imperial Highway, where the demonstration continued.

The incident comes two months after the controversial shooting of 18-year-old Andres Guardado in Gardena, which has sparked weeks of demonstrations. latimes.com

26 now charged in connection with downtown Minneapolis looting last week
26 now accused of crimes including burglary, assault and drug possession.

Crowds looted the Saks Off Fifth store in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 26, after rumors swirled that police had shot a man, when in fact the man had killed himself.
Authorities charged several more people in connection with looting last week that occurred when people mistakenly thought a suicide was a police shooting.

The cases occurred late Wednesday into early Thursday, largely in downtown Minneapolis. Four cases charged last week took place in Brooklyn Park.

At least 100 people were also arrested before the curfew expired at 6 a.m. Friday; 80 of the arrests were for curfew violations. startribune.com

California passes some modest police oversight bills, but other measures fall short
After weeks of protests against law enforcement treatment of Black people, California legislators on Monday were largely unable to pass a suite of police reform measures, as the session ended chaotically.

Plagued by technology glitches, frustration and outright anger at times,
lawmakers passed a proposal to have the state attorney general or another state prosecutor look into fatal shootings by peace officers. The bill also does not go into effect unless the Legislature approves funding for associated costs. latimes.com

The Aftermath of the Riots - SMB's Can't Afford Clean-Up
Hazardous Waste Doubles Demolition Costs

Skyrocketing demolition costs for riot-damaged Minneapolis,
St. Paul properties delay rebuilding
One day after
rioters destroyed the Sports Dome retail complex in St. Paul, a construction crew hired by the city knocked the building down because it was dangerously unstable.

Then the city presented the
property owners with a $140,000 bill for what it would cost to haul away the debris.

Insurance policies cover a maximum of $25,000 to $50,000 in demolition costs. As
contractors have been submitting bids of $200,000 to $300,000. In many cases, the price of the work is not much lower than the actual value of the property, records show. Because government regulations require them to treat all debris from a burned-out building as hazardous. Which can double demolition costs.

Some property owners are begging city officials to take the lead with contractors by combining their projects and seeking public bids for the work. startribune.com

Kenosha, WI: Damage To City-Owned Property In Kenosha Estimated At Nearly $2 Million

Kenosha, WI: Civil unrest, curfew costing gas stations thousands in lost revenue

COVID Update

US: Over 6.2M Cases - 188K Dead - 3.4M Recovered
Worldwide: Over 25.7M Cases - 856K Dead - 18M Recovered

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 186   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 98
*Red indicates change in total deaths

All the COVID Numbers Are Improving
California's deadliest month of the COVID-19 pandemic is August
August was the deadliest month of the COVID-19 pandemic in California, even as the state makes steady progress in reducing infections, hospitalizations and deaths, data show.

This month, California has reported 3,745 deaths connected to COVID-19, an 18% increase over July, a Los Angeles Times analysis found.

Despite August's grim fatality milestone, new data released by California officials and analyzed by The Times show that by practically every measure, the state's coronavirus situation is slowly improving. latimes.com

Numbers Improving in Minnesota as Well
Minnesota crosses troubling COVID-19 thresholds
New cases now exceed U.S. average; crackdown on gatherings urged.
the state's new case rate now exceeds the national average and outpaces growth for the first time in the number of diagnostic tests performed.

State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said there are signs of COVID-19 growth statewide - and that Minnesota has overlooked the risk of viral transmission in family and friend gatherings compared with supermarkets and stores where mask-wearing and social distancing have become the norm.

The 306 COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday also reflected a plateauing of severe cases through much of August, but Malcolm said the state needs to act before either of these trends worsens. The state reporting only one COVID-19 death - the lowest single-day total since mid-April. That brought the state's death toll to 1,817. startribune.com

Anchorage, AK: Walmart shopper loses it after employees kick him out for not wearing a mask
A maskless Walmart shopper went berserk, shouting about his "rights and liberties," after staffers ordered him to leave the store, dramatic video shows. Footage of the heated encounter at the chain store in Anchorage, Alaska, shows workers attempting to kick the man out of the store before he begins shouting at them. "Get back on your highway to hell, and get out of a godly man's face!" he shouts at one of them, according to a clip shared Sunday on Instagram. nypost.com

Cherry Hill, NJ: 'Call the Police, I'm Not Wearing my Mask': Shoppers Alarmed at Mask Confrontation
Shoppers inside the Dollar Tree in Cherry Hill, New Jersey were just trying to run their errands Sunday when they witnessed a man erupt in anger, apparently over mandatory mask policies. "Better call the governor, better call the police, I'm not wearing my mask," the man can be heard shouting on cell phone video shot by a bystander. He also shouted "I don't have no (expletive) virus!" nbcphiladelphia.com


Suspects Watching the Cops
FBI warned of how Ring doorbell can be used against police officers
Leaked documents have revealed the concerns of law enforcement in how Internet of Things (IoT)
technology can pose a risk to the safety of police officers. As reported by The Intercept, a 2019 analysis bulletin highlights how IoT footage can "pose security challenges" for law enforcement.

when police officers are considered unwanted visitors. "If used during the execution of a search, potential subjects could learn of LE's [law enforcement] presence nearby, and LE personnel could have their images captured, thereby presenting risk to their present and future safety." In "standoff" situations, too, IoT devices can alert suspects to the position of police officers around or in a property.

The publication cites
another bulletin, which noted the "subject may have been able to covertly monitor law enforcement activity while law enforcement was on the premises." zdnet.com

Running Out of Options - Lawyers Say 10 Days
J.C. Penney Plans Chapter 11 Sale to Lenders as Other Bidders Balk
Bankrupt retailer hit a stalemate with bidders including landlords Simon and Brookfield, Penney's lawyer said

We've hit a stalemate" in negotiations with several outside bidders, Penney's bankruptcy lawyer Joshua Sussberg said Monday during a hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Corpus Christi, Texas. The company instead will pursue a bankruptcy sale to top lenders, including H/2 Capital Partners LLC, that would hand them equity in exchange for their debt claims, Mr. Sussberg said.

"Our lenders are no longer going to be held hostage in negotiations," he said, adding that Penney intended to negotiate and
document the lender deal within the next 10 days. wsj.com

Last Mile Robots (Just pick them up and run)
Amazon and FedEx Push to Put Delivery Robots on Your Sidewalk
The companies are backing bills in more than a dozen states that would legalize the devices. Some bills would block cities from regulating them at all.

Amazon and FedEx seeded and backed similar bills permitting delivery robots in more than a dozen states this year. At least six have become law.

Both Amazon and FedEx are developing delivery robots. FedEx's bot, which is called Roxo and looks like a small refrigerator, has completed on-road tests in four cities. Scout, built to deliver Prime packages, also is testing in four cities. The companies present similar visions: A delivery van full of robots would arrive in a neighborhood, and robots would travel the "last mile" to customers' doorsteps without human aid.

The bots aren't quite there yet. In a blog posted last month, Amazon said it is testing a small number of devices during weekday daylight hours, for now with a person ("an Amazon Scout Ambassador") present. FedEx CEO Fred Smith wrote in a letter to shareholders this month that Roxo is preparing for a second round of tests. "We'll come out of this pandemic with a greater understanding of how FedEx can benefit customers-and society-through these devices," he wrote. wired.com

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6 Ways That Prescriptive Analytics Can Help Retailers and Grocers Ensure Policy Compliance by Employees and Customers Alike

There are patterns that will help monitor and enforce everything from COVID-19-specific social distancing and quantity control measures to everyday age verification requirements.

By Guy Yehiav, General Manager & VP, Zebra Analytics

A couple months ago I shared some of the ways that retailers can optimize inventory performance in periods of unexpected surge demand. However, keeping shelves stocked has not been the only challenge to emerge amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

Compliance has always been a huge priority for retail. The very nature of the industry - low margins, high risk, high complexity - mandates setting protocols and other rules at every level of the business. But, amid the uncertainty of the current global climate, those protocols are now more important than ever. Retailers must prioritize the implementation of measures that ensure store compliance with local social distancing mandates, cleaning recommendations and curfews.

When employees follow the regulations and rules you set for them, your business is better poised to weather the impacts of COVID-19. When they don't, severe problems can occur.

You see, there's a key reason why compliance has traditionally been very difficult to ensure. Employees sometimes (mistakenly) believe that a single act of non-compliance (their own) is insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

What that philosophy fails to take into account is that retailers fail by death of a thousand cuts. In other words: yes, that one employee's act of non-compliance may only have a small impact (unless of course that non-compliance breaks a law, which could potentially result in tens of millions of dollars' worth of fines). But that same, small act of non-compliance will amount to huge losses if the employee continues it - or worse, if others do the same.

Of course, some might say that guaranteeing 100% compliance is impossible. That all you can do is reinforce policies frequently and then hope that employees understand the significant implications of even a single, small instance of non-compliance - and that may be true. However, sometimes non-compliance is purely accidental. For example, the store associate may have been distracted helping customers and forgot to disinfect the bathroom at the designated time, or the cashier was rushing to checkout a customer and didn't count the number of restricted-quantity items in the cart. Alternatively, the manager may have thought a task was low on the priority list because headquarters never told him otherwise. In other words, it is completely possible to improve compliance if you can see when non-compliance violations occur and prompt an immediate investigation and resolution action. That's where prescriptive analytics comes in.

Read More Here on How Prescriptive Analytics Enables Retailers and Grocers to See, Analyze and Act on Non-Compliance Issue to Improve Store Safety and Shopper Confidence.







WSJ: Q2 Ransoms Up 60% Over Q1 - COVID Impact?
Ransomware Negotiators Gain Prominence as Attacks Increase

Deal makers attempt to scale down financial demands, arrange cryptocurrency payments and help restore data

While some companies and cities refuse to pay and attempt to restore data from backups, others find they have
little choice but to deal with their attackers. Enter the negotiators, who attempt to scale down financial demands, arrange tricky cryptocurrency payments and help with data restoration.

Experts say
there is no typical profile for ransomware negotiators, who may be technical specialists or former law enforcement officers who worked on hostage or terrorist negotiations. Sometimes, they are talented communicators with a knack for deal making. While some larger incident-response and cyber insurance companies may have in-house negotiators, others use boutique firms that have sprung up in recent years.

Demand for negotiators has skyrocketed as ransoms, and the amounts paid by organizations, steadily increase. Coveware Inc., a ransomware negotiator established in 2018, says the average ransom payment in the second quarter of 2020 was $178,254. That is up 60% compared with the first quarter.

Professional negotiators have also emerged due to the increasing sophistication of criminals, many of whom lease their malware to amateurs looking to make fast money with little technical expertise. Most established groups have infrastructure akin to legitimate corporations.

The hackers behind the Satan ransomware variant that spread between 2017 and 2019, for instance, would customize malware for clients,
had specialists to assist with selecting targets and maintained a customer support line, he said. In return for these services, the hackers kept 30% of any ransom payments. wsj.com

Editor's Note: In the writer's opinion, COVID is absolutely impacting the 60% increase in ransom demands and payments made. With the hackers knowing corporate is stretched and stressed and cannot afford any more interruption, they are sticking to their guns more. And corporate doesn't and can't have any patience to play a waiting game or Russian Roulette for that matter with their data. With speed being the motivator, corporate is paying quicker which is driving up the ransoms. Once COVID is over, do the payments go down? Good question. Guess we'll see. Personally, I don't think so. Just my thoughts -Gus Downing

The 'Evil Internet Minute'
Report shows $11.4M lost globally every minute to cybercrime
RiskIQ released its annual "
Evil Internet Minute" report. The company analyzed the volume of malicious activity on the internet, revealing that cybercrime costs organizations $24.7 per minute, a year-over-year increase of more than $2 every minute. The research projects that it will have a per-minute global cost of $11.4 million by 2021, a 100% increase over 2015.

The 2020 Evil Internet Minute covers the top threats facing today's organizations, which are proliferating at a clip of 375 per minute, and reflects the current surge in attacks leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other malicious activity covered in the 2020 Evil Internet Minute includes:

 1.5 attacks on computers with an Internet connection per minute
 375 new threats per minute
 16,172 records compromised per minute
 1 Vulnerability disclosed every 24 minutes securitymagazine.com

Balancing Surveillance & Employee Acceptability in the Viral World
As Remote Work Continues, Companies Fret Over How to Monitor Employees' Data Handling
Workers can record meetings, copy documents, or share corporate devices with family members without employer consent.

Corporate cybersecurity leaders are concerned that it may be easier for employees to expose data or create openings for hackers while working remotely during the pandemic. But companies have limited capabilities to monitor certain violations of data policies.
Many companies anticipate a prolonged period of remote work or a combination of office and remote work, and security chiefs are
starting to apply new data policies and technologies to weed out bad behavior.

Another scenario: employees might take photographs of sensitive documents, he said. "
You have a risk and you can't do anything about it," he said.

Employers worry that workers may be
more likely to ignore rules or take shortcuts when they work from home and lose touch with some reminders of corporate policies.

"The potential [for] human error increases when you don't have all your colleagues around you,"

Equifax Inc. uses behavioral analytics software on employees' devices to understand how they work and identify activity that seems abnormal, said Jamil Farshchi, its chief information security officer.

The company's security team needed to adjust how it views normal behavior when employees started to work from home and
adopt different work patterns. The security team initially received a higher volume of alerts about abnormal activity, he said.

Security chiefs
must balance surveillance with what monitoring employees will find acceptable, Mr. Oerting said. wsj.com

Mid Year #1 Most Vulnerable Product - Windows 10
No Surprise There for All of Us Who Have It

Vulnerability reporting is returning to normal
Vulnerability reporting, still impacted by COVID-19, is beginning to return to normal, Risk Based Security reveals.

Out of 11,121 vulnerabilities aggregated during the first half of 2020, 818 were the result of the Vulnerability Fujiwhara Effect, a term that describes the events when Microsoft and Oracle vulnerability disclosure schedules collide.

"Risk Based Security sounded the alarm back in January. We knew that these events would undoubtedly become a significant strain for IT staff and Vulnerability Managers," commented Brian Martin, Vice President of Vulnerability Intelligence at Risk Based Security.

"Compared to other Patch Tuesdays this year, the highest reported 'only' 273 new vulnerabilities. However, during April's Fujiwhara event we saw 506 new vulnerabilities reported, 79% of which came from seven vendors.

"Unfortunately for all of us, this is likely we can expect to occur more frequently in the future. The sheer volume makes one wonder who actually benefits from this all-at-once disclosure of vulnerabilities. Certainly not the paying customers."

Vendors and products with the highest vulnerability counts

The report goes further into the details of the disclosure landscape by listing and breaking down the vendors and products with the highest vulnerability counts. Most notable is
Microsoft, which has seen a 150% increase in the amount of vulnerabilities disclosed during the first six months of 2020 compared to the entirety of 2019. Windows 10 was the product with the most disclosed vulnerabilities by the end of Q2. helpnetsecurity.com

Tesla and FBI thwart $1 million Russian Ransomware hack




A Blast from the Past with Cached Page

Cached page compiles snapshots and versions of a web page saved at a specific time and stored by a web server as a backup copy. When a site has been updated or has been removed by the site owner, you can access the cached version by searching for it using this tool: http://www.cachedpages.com/ This is a great way to check out what was on a site in the past.




Game Changer
Flying Beyond Operator's Line of Sight

Amazon Gets FAA Approval to Deliver Packages by Drone
The Federal Aviation Administration gave the e-commerce colossus approval to make deliveries with drones that could drop off packages within 30 minutes after they're placed, allowing the e-tailing giant to start conducting drone delivery tests.

The FAA on Monday said it granted Amazon's Prime Air service an "air carrier certificate" under its Part 135 regulations, which
allows the company to carry packages on drones that fly beyond the operator's line of sight.

The approval marks a huge milestone for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' plans to dominate online shopping in part by dramatically reducing delivery times.

Amazon said it plans to use the certification to start testing customer deliveries with drones - though it concedes it may be some time before they're hovering over shoppers' yards on a large scale. nypost.com

The One Potential Holiday Disruptor
Will the late Prime Day sabotage or catapult holiday spending?
Amazon.com's Prime Day, which traditionally takes place in July, is expected this year to land in October, possibly
jumpstarting or rivaling holiday campaigns.

Indeed, Prime Day may be more popular than key dates during the Christmas selling season. Coresight Research's weekly survey of U.S. consumers on the coronavirus fallout from August 12 found one-third expecting to buy on Prime Day, well above the one-quarter expecting to buy on Cyber Monday and 16 percent on Black Friday.

Amazon's sales from the 48-hour Prime Day in July 2019 exceeded its Black Friday and Cyber Monday events combined.

The week of October 5th is reportedly a "placeholder date," according to an email sent to third-party sellers obtained by CNBC.

Further COVID-19 outbreaks could push Prime Day into November which could cannibalize holiday sales to a greater degree. Early fall would help Amazon "spread out consumer buying" and also "lessen the impact on associates around the holidays." retailwire.com

Coronavirus lockdowns give major boost to global e-commerce







Niles, OH: Nearly $50,000 of merchandise stolen from flea market
Between $35,000 and $50,000 in valuables, goods and other collectibles was stolen from Treasures Flea Market, 5150 Youngstown Warren Road in the middle of the night last week. Danette Gibson, manager of Treasures, estimated there was a substantial amount stolen overnight Monday. According to police reports made by vendors of the flea market, some of the stolen goods include over $1,000 in Hot Wheel toys, around $700 worth of Michael Jordan merchandise and memorabilia, and upwards of $10,000 in other antiques. tribtoday.com

Nassau County, NY: Duo Charged With Stealing $28K Worth Of Items From Dior Store
Ervis Sula, 31, and Daniel Cardenas, 26, both residents of Queens Village, allegedly pillaged the Dior store in Manhasset on Sunday, Aug. 30 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Nassau County Police said. Officers located the pair and their vehicle a short time later, and allegedly found a substance believed to be heroin on Cardenas' person, along with approximately $28,000 of stolen merchandise in the car, police said.

Athens, GA: Over $5,000 worth of merchandise stolen from Food Mart
An unknown person stole about $5,100 worth of cigarettes and lottery tickets and caused about $200 of damage to the front door of Dawgs Food Mart on Macon Highway on Aug. 27 at about 2:30 a.m., according to an Athens-Clarke County Police Department incident report. In addition to stealing 10 rolls of lottery tickets and seven packs of cigarettes, the person also caused about $200 worth of damage to the front door.

Dixon, CA: Pair Suspected Of Shoplifting Video Games, High-Priced Calculators From Dixon Walmart
On Saturday, Dixon police officers pulled over a vehicle for a traffic enforcement stop. Two women - 36-year Camelia Johnson and 32-year-old Martisha Munoz - were inside. Officers soon found that Johnson was on active probation. Munoz also had a warrant out for her arrest. The pair's car was searched and officers quickly discovered several items that aroused their suspicions, as the merchandise was still inside their Walmart security containers. Officers quickly discovered that the items - several video games and at least eight graphing calculators - had been stolen just before the pair was pulled over. Both women were arrested and are now facing several shoplifting, possession of stolen property and conspiracy charges.

Lacey, NJ: Two arrested after using stolen credit card for $9,000 at Lowe's Home Depot and Walmart

Sonora, CA: Investigation into string of Power tool thefts from Lowe's results in 1 arrest

Charlotte County, FL: Sheriff's Office seeking female suspect in $500 Walmart Theft

Fair Lawn, NJ: Serial Shoplifter Nabbed 4x In Week, Twice In One Day, $700 Worth Recovered

Yavapai County, AZ: Repeat Offender charged with Felony Organized Retail Theft, UPC forgery at Cottonwood Walmart

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Shootings & Deaths

Lakewood, CO: Update: Two Juveniles arrested for Walmart parking lot shooting that killed brothers
Officers have arrested two teenagers in connection with the murder of two brothers in the parking lot of a Lakewood Walmart store, the Lakewood Police Department announced Monday afternoon. LPD said that a 17-year-old male was arrested previously, and that a 16-year-old male was arrested Monday afternoon. Both are being held for investigation on suspicion of committing first-degree murder. thedenverchannel.com

Tucson, AZ: Police search for aggravated assault suspect after Security Guard shot outside Circle K
The Tucson Police Department is asking for help in identifying an aggravated assault suspect involved in shooting a security guard outside a convenience store Saturday. On August 29, two male suspects entered Circle K, while in the store two suspects shoplifted and left the store, according to TPD. As the men attempted to leave the store, two security guards attempted to apprehend one of the suspects, where a physical altercation ensued. While the altercation took place, two vehicles drove into the parking lot, where two individuals approached the security guards. Police the say the security guards let go of the suspect. The suspect then fired two gunshots, striking one of the security guards.

Union City, GA: Gunfire in Walmart parking lot causes scare
Union City Police say they are still searching for suspects after gunfire outside a local Walmart brought initial fears of an "active shooter" situation. A spokesperson for the department said that, when police first received the call about a shooting at Walmart on Jonesboro Road, they believed this may have been the case. Spokesperson and officer Jerome Turner Jr. said that they arrived to find this wasn't the case. Further investigation revealed that two unknown suspects did open fire on one another outside the store in the parking lot. Despite the gunfire, police have yet to find any victims. 11alive.com

North Little Rock, AR: Police investigating a shooting inside McCain Mall, one man injured
Officer Joe Green said it happened about 4:19 p.m. on the second floor of the mall outside Robert Irwin Jewelers. He said there was a "physical disturbance" that led to the shooting. The suspect shot the man at least one time. An officer who is a trained medic treated the victim's wounds until he was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The suspect is at large. katv.com


Jefferson County, AL: One taken to hospital after shooting at Western Hills Mall
There were reports of a shooting at Western Hills Mall on Monday afternoon. Sgt. Money with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office confirmed the shooting happened outside the mall's building. One person was transported to the a local hospital. abc3340.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Houston, TX: 2 Police Officers hurt during crash sparked by chase after Smash and Grab
Police said a chase was sparked by an attempted smash-and-grab at a grocery store in southeast Houston Tuesday. Authorities said that chase ended in a crash that injured two officers. Investigators said the chase happened shortly before 3 a.m. when officers noticed a vehicle attempting a smash and grab at the Fiesta Mart. Authorities said the suspects drove a truck through this entrance and tried to steal an ATM but failed. According to police, the suspects wouldn't pull over . That's when the suspects started to run, but police said at least two of them were arrested. During the chase, police said an officer lost control and crashed into a center divider. Authorities said two officers to the hospital with neck and back pain. click2houston.com

Chicago, IL: Looting Suspects Raid Eyeglasses Store
Chicago police have released surveillance images of four looting suspects who are seen stealing dozens of pairs of eyeglasses from a store. The men entered a retail store in the 900 block of West North Avenue early on Aug. 10, as looting occurred across Chicago. The break-ins and vandalism followed a police-involved shooting in Englewood that police say was mischaracterized on social media.

Oklahoma City, OK: Man arrested for going through Taco Bell drive-thru naked, said clothes were in washer


Cargo Theft

Dolton, IL: Two arrested in connection with cargo thefts at Illinois rest areas
Illinois State Police arrested Travis Burrows, 26, and Reginald Elston, 25, on charges of possession of stolen goods on the morning of August 28. The arrests came following a cargo theft investigation launched in November 2019 at Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Oases truck lots. After receiving multiple calls from truckers, ISP said that they "discovered a string of cargo thefts and criminal activity [that] targeted semi-trailers and railroad yards along the Tollway."

As the investigation continued, Illinois State Police issued a warning to truckers in February 2020 about "a theft ring that has impacted the westbound Three Rivers Rest Area on I-80 near Minooka for an extended period. It is now impacting the eastbound rest area as well." After searching the home where the arrests were made, authorities discovered stolen items from recent cargo theft reports including coffee items and apparel. Police also recovered cannabis, a handgun, five firearm magazines, and multiple calibers of ammunition. cdllife.com



C-Store - Albemarle County, VA - Robbery
C-Store - Runnemede, NJ - Burglary
C-Store - Glynn County, GA - Robbery
C-Store - James City County, VA - Burglary
C-Store - Caney, KS - Robbery
C-Store - Tucson, AZ - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Trumbull County, OH - Robbery
Cellphone - Cathedral City, CA - Robbery
Clothing - New York, NY - Robbery
Clothing - Nassau County, NY - Burglary
Dollar General - Siloam Springs, AR - Robbery
Dry Cleaner - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Flea Market - Niles, OH - Burglary
Electronics - New York, NY - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Houston, TX - Burglary
Jewelry - Grove City, OH - Robbery
Pharmacy - Corpus Christi, TX - Armed Robbery
Shoes - Los Angeles, CA - Burglary
Sporting Goods - Monroeville, PA - Burglary
Tobacco - Suffolk County, NY - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Saugus, MA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Palos Height, IL -Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 16 robberies
• 7 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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Manager of District Loss Prevention
Seattle, WA - posted August 28
Will be responsible for driving company objectives in profit and loss control, sales performance, customer satisfaction, and shrink results. District Loss Prevention Managers are responsible for leading Loss Prevention functions within a specific operations district and for collaborating with Store Operations and Human Resources in an effort to prevent company loss...


District Loss Prevention Manager
Fort Wayne, IN - posted August 24
The District Loss Prevention Manager ensures shrinkage control and improves safety in the stores through proper investigation and training. This position is responsible to provide feedback, guidance and protection for our Team Leaders and Associates. This role has oversight and responsibility for approximately 16 to 20 store locations...

Senior Asset Protection Specialist
Santa Monica, CA - posted August 6
The Senior Asset Protections Specialist contributes to REI's success by mitigating and reducing shrink (including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and products in a specified retail store...


Asset Protection, Retail Safety and Security Specialist
Bellevue, WA - posted August 6
This job contributes to REI's success by ensuring the security and safety of your store team and members by providing a presence on REI property and at events. Activities include but are not limited to: fostering partnerships with staff and taking action to address shrink and security...

VP - Loss Prevention
San Francisco, CA - posted August 24
The Vice President, Old Navy Loss Prevention will develop and lead the Loss Prevention and Safeness strategies and teams to protect the Old Navy organizations
1200+ stores, located in 3 countries, supported by 54,000+ employees who deliver approximately $8 billion USD in annual sales...

Senior Dir. of Safety & Loss Prevention
Atlanta, GA - posted August 25
This position is responsible for analyzing safety, shrink and total profit trends and exposures throughout the company. In addition, it is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to address them. The
Divisional Safety & Loss Prevention Directors will dotted line report into this position...

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