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Investors: Should "Ask Retailers About Their RFID Strategy"
Sensormatic Solutions Driving Global Inditex & Macy's RFID Success
Inditex Calls RFID "Cornerstone of Their Digital Strategy"

Inditex's outstanding first half was due, in part, to its use of radio frequency identification, which is why analysts should be asking more publicly traded retail companies about their use of the technology.

Inditex, parent company of global retail clothing 7,000 store chains Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius, Uterqüe, Zara and Zara Home.

The article reports that RFID technology
"is the cornerstone of Inditex's digital strategy. Radio frequency identification is already working in Zara, Massimo Dutti and Uterqüe." According to MDS, the technology will be deployed across all of Inditex's chains by 2020 (see Inditex CEO Announces RFID Expansion Plans, Tyco Wins Chain-wide Contract From Inditex and Wall Street Journal Article on Zara's Use of RFID).

The retailer's sales for the first half of 2019 were up by 7 percent, while its profits rose by 10 percent.

Target has also posted strong earnings in the past few quarters, due in part to its use of RFID (see Target Announces Nationwide RFID Rollout). This raises the question in my mind of why retail financial analysts aren't asking other retailers about their RFID strategies.

RFID can also provide the inventory visibility required to enable "buy online, pick up in store" (BOPIS, or "click and collect") and "ship from store" business models. Without RFID, companies often need to hide inventory from online customers for fear an item won't be in the store if their system indicates there are only two or three left. Macy's is able to show customers every item available in its stores, even if there is only one left, because it uses RFID and thus has confidence in the accuracy of its inventory counts (see
Macy's Launches Pick to the Last Unit Program for Omnichannel Sales).

If I were investing in retail stocks, I would want to know how retailers are using RFID and what their strategy is for merging online and offline channels. Those that utilize the technology will be able to effectively execute BOPIS and "ship from store" strategies. Those that don't will continue to struggle, disappoint customers and ultimately lose sales. rfidjournal.com

RFID Journal's 'Ask The Experts Forum'
What Does It Take to Use RFID for Loss Prevention?
How can I utilize the technology for more than just inventory accuracy?

Beyond the basics of equipment and full depth of usage and visibility for LP:

The real value of RFID, in my view, is that it tells you what was stolen so that the product can be replenished. It also provides data that allows companies to investigate how and where theft is occurring. For example, if you know items are going out a specific exit at certain times of the day, a security guard can be positioned at that exit during those spans of time in order to deter theft.

American Apparel found that RFID helped it to reduce internal shrink by as much as 75 percent at some of its stores (see RFID Delivers Unexpected Benefits at American Apparel). Stacy Shulman, who was the retailer's VP of technology in 2011, told me that a cultural change occurs when you deploy RFID. Because you are tracking individual items, staff members realize each item has value and are thus less likely to take something, thinking the company will never miss it or care that it's gone. rfidjournal.com

Facial Recognition's Growing Sales "Massively"
'Ruti' is using facial recognition technology in stores to boost sales
Designer Ruti Zisser, owner of the decade-old
California-based fashion brand, believes technology is the key to building a successful in-store experience that delivers on personalization. The brand started deploying facial recognition technology into each of its nine stores last year.

A customer walking into Ruti's new flagship store that
opens in New York City next week might be greeted by a sales associate with a seeming photographic memory of her size, past purchases and more. The tech behind the recall: facial recognition.

Zisser said
adding this technology has grown in-store sales "massively." The brand's estimated annual revenue is around $9.6 million. glossy.co


VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp. a leading software technology company, today announced that it has signed an exclusive Global Reseller Agreement with Sensormatic Solutions, the leading global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls.

VSBLTY's industry-leading digital display, which drives interactivity into the store experience, and Vector, our software module that detects persons or objects of interest, along with our computer-based vision analytics technology will further enhance Sensormatic's global marketplace position, providing crucial software services to hundreds of retailers worldwide,"

Sensormatic Solutions Head of Strategy Amin Shahidi said, "VSBLTY is an important piece of our strategy as retailers increasingly rely on in-store video analytics to not only understand and directly support the shopper journey but also to provide another layer of context-based security and loss prevention."  globenewswire.com

Gwinnett Walmarts Must Clean Up Crime: Solicitor General
Gwinnett County's solicitor general said there's an unacceptable level of crime at county Walmarts and the retailer has to stop it.

Gwinnett County, GA., Walmart's 8 locations have to clean up their act and take steps to prevent crime at their stores or face ordinance violation citations, according to the county's solicitor general.

"Criminals see it as an easy target," Brian Whiteside, the Gwinnett County Solicitor General, told Patch in an August interview. He said that Gwinnett County Walmarts have seen 3,000 calls for police, 10 car jackings and two deaths in recent years.

A shoplifter killed a security guard in a Lilburn Walmart in 2016, and a dispute in the Snellville Walmart parking lot in 2018 led to a fatal shooting of a Bosnian War concentration camp survivor.

Loss Prevention Practices are Inadequate

Inside Target's Corporate Command Center
When Natural Disasters Near, Team Target Springs Into Action

Eight days before Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the U.S., a group of team members gathered in Target's Corporate Command Center (or C3 for short). Others dialed in from Target locations across the country. Tiny bullseyes dotted a map of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas in front of them -- representing hundreds of Target stores, distribution centers and offices in the potential path of the storm.

The meeting marked the activa
tion of Target's Green Team to address the looming storm. The team would spend the next week connecting daily, closely monitoring the hurricane and coordinating efforts to take care of team members, guests and communities in the impacted areas.

Created in 2006 in response to Hurricane Katrina,
the Green Team - a cross-functional group led by the Global Crisis Management team - includes representation from nearly two dozen teams across Target, including Human Resources (HR), Property Management, Assets Protection, Store Operations and Supply Chain. Since its beginning, the team has supported Target stores, distribution centers and offices in the wake of natural disasters like Hurricanes Florence and Michael, tornadoes in Oklahoma, flooding in Texas and California wildfires.

Could Tropical Storm Karen's 'loopy track' hit the U.S. just like Hurricane Jeanne in 2004?

JSA's Partnership with Law Enforcement & Intelligence Sharing
Helps Drive U.S. Jewelry Crime to Record Lows

The Jewelers' Security Alliance (JSA) has released its 2018 Annual Crime Report which showed that dollar losses from crimes against U.S. jewelry firms decreased by 25.9% from 2017 to 2018, hitting record lows. Dollar losses declined from $72.1 million in 2017, to $53.4 million in 2018. The total of $53.4 million represents a remarkable 75% decline in dollar losses since 1999 on an inflation-adjusted basis.

John Kennedy, JSA President said, "Due to support from the industry, JSA has been able to add substantial resources to its crime analysis and intelligence capability, its reward program and its crime information-sharing effectiveness. In addition to informing the industry with frequent Crime Alerts, JSA shares detailed intelligence information regarding jewelry gangs, suspects and crime patterns with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, both here and abroad, on a daily basis. JSA receives countless messages of thanks from law enforcement personnel for information that has helped in their investigations, and from jewelers who have prevented crimes."


JSA's Report indicated both the ups and downs of U.S. jewelry crime statistics for 2018:

  • The total number of crimes increased from 1,394 in 2017 to 1,441 in 2018.

  • Dollar losses from Off-Premises Crimes (such as against traveling salespersons or losses at shows) decreased from $18.1 million in 2017 to $7.2 million in 2018, a record low since at least the 1980s.

  • Smash and grab robberies increased from 71 in 2017 to 129 in 2018, an increase of 81.6%, while arrests of smash and grab jewelry criminals increased from 28 in 2017 to 65 in 2018.

  • One jeweler was killed during a robbery in 2018, tied for a record low since 1980, compared to five in 2017.

  • Jewelers in mall locations experienced 66.4% of all on-premises crimes in 2018, compared to the crimes at all locations such as strip centers, downtown locations or stand alone stores.

  • Grab and runs were the most frequently reported crime, with 641 cases.

   View the full report here

Congress votes to give cannabis businesses access to the banking industry
SAFE Banking Act Passes House Overwhelmingly. Providing state-legal marijuana businesses with full access to banks and other financial services, as well as allow consumers to use credit- and debit cards when buying legal weed. cannabisbusinessexecutive.com

New book for security integrators written from the customer's perspective
Security industry veteran Daniel Schmelzer has brought to market an easy-to-read guide book, "Securing Trust: A Guide for Security Technology Sales Professionals Written from the Customer's Perspective," written to equip today's security integrators with the tools and knowledge they need to close more sales and enhance their customer relationships. The book's pages are pack with useful sales tips, based on real-life security selling techniques that have helped senior leaders understand the value of investing in sophisticated security technology. securitysystemsnews.com

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, DOJ Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud, Report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud
The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region, which opened opportunities for criminals to exploit people during vulnerable times. The NCDF, a national coordinating agency within the Department's Criminal Division, operates a call center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and serves as a centralized clearinghouse for disaster fraud complaints and information relating to both natural and man-made disasters. The NCDF seeks to improve and further the detection, prevention, investigation, and prosecution of fraud related to natural and man-made disasters, and to advocate for victims of such fraud. More than 20 federal, state, and local agencies participate in the NCDF, which allows them to forward on complaints to the appropriate agency for investigation. justice.gov

Toxic Workplace Cultures Hurt Workers and Company Profits
-The Impact of Toxic Work Culture

In July, SHRM commissioned research on toxic workplace cultures and what happens to the employees who work in them. "The High Cost of a Toxic Workplace Culture: How Culture Impacts the Workforce-and the Bottom Line," released today, found that many workers consider culture and managers to be closely connected. In fact, 58 percent of employees who quit a job due to workplace culture say that their managers are the main reason they ultimately left. And the cost of this turnover? $223 billion in the past five years.

"Lack of communication [between managers and workers] is a leading contributor to the culture issues facing many organizations," the SHRM report notes.

- 6 out 10 say managers are the reason they leave their organizations.
- 1 in 3 say their manager doesn't know how to lead them.
- 3 in 10 say their manager doesn't encourage a culture of open and transparent communication.
- 1 in 4 say: Dread going to work, don't feel safe voicing their opinions, don't feel respected and valued.

Senior LP Job Postings Removed from Website:

Pier 1 to close at least 70 stores as loss doubles
     Editor's Note: Is this the next one to disappear in late 2020?

Best Buy Aims to Cut $1 Billion in Costs by 2025

Halloween spending to reach near-record highs

Digital to Take Lead in Holiday Sales

Quarterly Results
Pier 1 Q2 comp's down 12.6%, net sales down 14.3%
Rite Aid Q2 comp's down 0.6%, sales down 1%
     Retail Pharmacy Segment comp's up 0.4%, pharmacy up 1.5%, front-end down 1.8%


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'The Defining Internet Crime of Our Current Age'
Ransomware Crisis is Going to Get a lot Worse
And what's on the horizon is even more worrying

There is plenty of evidence to suggest that ransomware attacks are getting bigger and more sophisticated. In the space of just a few years ransomware has gone from a minor irritation for PC users to being a significant threat to large corporations and even nations. Major cybercrime gangs are looking to cash in on attacks, and state-backed attackers have realised the potential for creating both chaos and profit.

Ransomware is now the defining internet crime of our current age. It's the inevitable consequence of the corporate world's obsession with hoarding as much data as possible, about anything and anyone, and its relaxed attitude towards keeping that data safe.

In another twist, ransomware uses encryption, one of the key technologies we use to do business and communicate online, as a tool to lock away data from its rightful owner.

In some respects, the solution to the ransomware crisis is relatively simple. Basic internet security hygiene will prevent the vast majority of attacks before they have a chance to gain a foothold.

There's every sign that this is an epidemic that will get worse, not better. The willingness for victims and their insurers to pay out means more crooks will be tempted to try their hand. Ransomware-as-a-service kits mean even wannabes with limited skills can try their hand at a running a scam. While some law enforcement agencies have done a good job of providing the tools to let victims decrypt their systems few ransomware gangs have faced justice. zdnet.com

Did the Infamous Ransomware Gang Behind GandCrab Fake its Retirement?
Evidence Mounts That Sodinokibi Ransomware Is GandCrab Gang's 'Retirement' Plan

Evidence is mounting that the operators of the notorious ransomware-as-a-service operation called GandCrab announced their retirement only after they ramped up an apparent rival called Sodinokibi.

Security firm Secureworks says that, based on multiple clues, it believes that the threat groups behind GandCrab and Sodinokibi - aka Sodin and REvil - "overlap or are linked."

The timing of the two groups' activities bolsters that theory, as do their tools. govinfosecurity.com

CISO role grows in stature, but challenges remain
In order to find out how CISOs perceive the state of their profession, Optiv Security interviewed 200 CISOs or senior security personnel with equivalent responsibilities in both the US and the UK.

Perceiving cybersecurity

Perhaps most surprising was the fact that 58% said experiencing a data breach makes them more attractive to potential employers. This stands in stark contrast to years past when a data breach was often a fireable offense for CISOs.

Ignoring best practices

More than half (54%) of U.S. CISOs and 44% of U.K. CISOs indicated that they practice their incident response plans at a frequency of once a year or less. Industry best practices call for frequent incident response tests and practice, so teams are ready for the real thing when it happens.

Finally, CISOs were in broad agreement (88%) that it would be worthwhile to have a global treaty in place on cybersecurity, like the Geneva Convention, where countries agree to a set of principals governing their conduct on the internet. helpnetsecurity.com

How to Define & Prioritize Risk Management Goals
At the 2019 FAIR Conference, held this week in Washington, D.C., Jack Jones, chairman of the FAIR Institute and executive vice president of R&D at RiskLens, moderated a panel focused on defining goals of an effective risk management program.

Firms that exclusively focus on best practices and compliance are not going to be cost-effective, he argues.

One of the core objectives should be to bring all risk management groups together: audit, compliance, legal, enterprise risk management "need to have very open and honest conversations," and clear communication "served me incredibly well," especially when working with external auditors and regulators.

It's up to security to deliver tangible metrics and a narrative to corporate stakeholders. "Whatever metrics you deliver have to provide a narrative that the audience can respond to," he adds.

Now Hiring: Risk-Focused Leadership

The first step to implementing a risk management program is finding a leader who can translate risk into terms that inform a dialogue within the business.

Alignment between the business and security risk management is both "critical and overlooked," Johnson emphasizes. Historically, security programs have involved a lot of "blocking and tackling" to keep people out of trouble, Johnson adds. But with the right strategy, security can be used to deliver valuable outcomes through a risk management program. darkreading.com

New Study Reveals that 96% of Enterprises Face Costly IT Outages, Though IT Says 51% of Downtime Is Avoidable
The 2019 IT Outage Impact Study, published by LogicMonitor, found that although performance and availability are the top two concerns of IT teams worldwide, organizations are still plagued by frequent brownouts (where infrastructure or software performs at a degraded level) or outright outages. The typical organization surveyed experienced a combined total of 10 such events over the past three years

The cost of even an hour of downtime can be staggeringly high, depending on the organization. globenewswire.com

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) Releases Advisory on New 'TFlower' Ransomware Campaign



LPNN On Location with Hanwha Techwin America

Jordan Rivchun, Leader, Retail Solutions & Strategy, Hanwha Techwin America
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Hanwha Techwin America is a global Fortune 500 company and one of the fastest growing security companies in the world, with manufacturing facilities in South Korea and Vietnam.

Driven by customer-led product design and development, Hanwha offers video surveillance products including network cameras, storage devices and video management systems founded on world-class optical design, manufacturing and image processing technologies.

In this video, Jordan Rivchun tells us about the new solutions Hanwha is bringing to the market, and how his past experience on the retail side of the business helps him translate exactly what LP practitioners are looking for when it comes to in-store technology.

Learn more at www.hanwhasecurity.com




Two Kazakh Hackers Plead Guilty in Global Digital Ad Fraud - $29M in Ad Losses
Botnets Hitting 1.7M Infected Computers in U.S. & Elsewhere for Click Fraud

In this scheme, the defendants used a global "botnet"¾ a network of malware-infected computers operated without the true owner's knowledge or consent to perpetrate their fraud. The defendants developed an intricate infrastructure of command-and-control servers to direct and monitor the infected computers, and to detect whether a particular infected computer had been flagged by cybersecurity companies as being associated with fraud. As a result of this scheme, the defendants falsified billions of advertisement views and caused businesses to pay more than $29 million for advertisements that were never actually viewed by human internet users. justice.com

Amazon's New Alexa Feature Enables Visual Identification of Consumer Goods
Amazon added a feature to the camera-equipped Echo Show device that enables it to visually identify consumer goods. Users can ask, "Alexa, what am I holding?" and the device will narrate back a description of the item. Amazon designed the feature - aptly named "Show and Tell" - to help blind and low-vision users identify groceries.

Users could, for instance, hold up an empty jar of peanut butter and ask Alexa to order a new jar. Amazon seems to be moving toward a tech-enabled seamless shopping experience as a means of achieving its "Grocery Shopping for Everyone" ambition. businessinsider.com

Three Trends in E-Commerce Payments to be Concerned About



UPDATE: Santa Barbara, CA: Police identify suspect in $5,000 jewelry thefts
Santa Barbara police say they have identified the woman in the photos and no further public assistance is needed. Police say it happened July 20 at a store on Coast Village Road. According to detectives, the woman shown in surveillance footage put about $5,000 in jewelry from the store into her purse when the employee was distracted. ksby.com

Matthews, NC: Despite Police sting, daytime thieves still stealing from Lowe's
Undeterred by a police sting operation that netted 14 arrests in the spring, daytime thieves continue to steal items from a Lowe's store in Matthews. Police on Wednesday asked the public's help in identifying two men who entered the store in the 2100 block of Matthews Township Parkway (N.C. 51) Monday afternoon and stole tools valued at $1,681. So many items were stolen from the store this year that police and Lowe's security set up a sting operation from mid-April until mid-May. As a result of the sting, police filed a total of 30 charges, served 69 outstanding warrants and closed 16 larceny-from-auto and five mail theft/financial fraud cases by arrest, according to the release. Authorities recovered $5,870 in stolen property. charlotteobserver.com

Franklin, TN: Shoplifter Steals $3K of Printer Cartridges and Allergy Meds
Earlier this month she shoplifted 14 packages of printer cartridges and 55 bottles of over-the-counter allergy medicine from the Franklin Sam's Club. The total loss was more than $3,000. The thief left in a newer model black Nissan Frontier extended cab pickup truck. williamsonsource.com

Pembroke Pines, FL: 3 men steal $907 worth of chainsaws from The Home Depot

Athens-Clarke County, GA: Couple arrested for $700 theft from Belk; merchandise inside suitcase

Shreveport, LA: Police investigating 2 men wanted for theft at Lowe's


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Shootings & Deaths

Dallas, TX: Dallas SWAT Fatally Shoots Suspect Linked to Murder of Restaurant Worker
A capital murder suspect was shot dead by Dallas SWAT overnight. The man was wanted for a robbery and fatal shooting at a Dallas restaurant on Lamar Wednesday afternoon. Multiple suspects were tracked to an apartment in North Dallas around 12:30 this morning. During a chase shots were fired when one of the suspects was fatally wounded. Police say the investigation was the result of a brazen robbery and murder that happened earlier in the day, Multiple suspects entered Cafe Delicious on North Lamar around noon on Wednesday. One of the suspects threw an employee to the ground and shot them. wbap.com

Hamburg, NY: Man taken into custody in connection to fatal stabbing inside Sears at McKinley Mall
39-year-old Keith Sparks of Niagara Falls is in custody in connection to Wednesday afternoon's fatal stabbing at the McKinley Mall. The victim, a 36 year old woman was shopping in the Children's section of the Sears store when the attack occurred at 2:00pm. Police believe that the suspect and the victim, motive is yet to be determined. wivb.com

Concord, NH: Deadly Double Shooting outside Steeplegate Mall
Two people are dead after a shooting Wednesday evening outside a mall in Concord, New Hampshire, authorities have confirmed. The shooting happened outside the Steeplegate Mall shortly after 7:30 p.m., the mall's general manager said. The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office said around 10 p.m. that a man and a woman had died. Everyone involved in the incident has been identified, according to the AG's office. There is not believed to be any threat to the public. nbcboston.com


Houston, TX: 2 in custody after shots fired outside Dillard's at The Galleria
Houston police are investigating after shots were fired near The Galleria. Investigators say the shooting happened in the parking lot of the Dillard's. Officers say a suspect shot several rounds but didn't hit anyone. SkyEye was over the scene of the shooting as police took two possible suspects into custody. Cameras caught police as they surrounded a white vehicle in the parking lot. The car's doors were left open, and we can see merchandise on the hood of the car. Certainly some terrifying moments outside the store, but thankfully, no one was injured in the shooting. abc13.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

New York, NY: FBI called in as 'thieves steal $300,000 in cash from JFK Airport in raid on armored car shipment'
The missing money was part of a larger cash delivery set to arrive at the New York airport on Wednesday ahead of being loaded onto a Delta flight to Florida. Law enforcement officials said it is unknown whether the cash was stolen by thieves prior to its arrival at JFK, or if it disappeared after it was loaded into the airport. A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokeswoman said that the apparent heist is now being investigated by the FBI. nbcnewyork.com

Salem, NJ: Gas Station Clerk Forces Suspected Shoplifter to Strip
Authorities say a store clerk at a New Jersey gas station pointed a gun at a suspected shoplifter and forced him to strip naked. Amit Saraswat is charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and two weapons charges. The counts against him stem from an incident that occurred Monday night at the station in Salem. Surveillance video shows Saraswat pointing an Airsoft gun at the man and forcing him to strip naked. Police say the man left the store unharmed but later returned to grab his clothes after he realized the clerk didn't have a real gun. Authorities haven't charged the man or determined if he stole anything from the store. 6abc.com

Valley Stream, NY: Shoplifter at Green Acres Mall fought with Hollister Loss Prevention staff
Police officers took Jusham Graham, 31, into custody after he stole merchandise from a Hollister store inside the Green Acres Mall early in the afternoon and was confronted by the employees tasked with preventing shoplifting, officials said. "He punched and bit them before fleeing on foot," police said in a statement. Graham next ran through a parking lot of a BJ's store and "pushed an elderly female" to the ground and got into her car but fled after she screamed. newsday.com

Greensville, VA: Armed Gunmen fire at Farmer; 2 of 5 arrested in Hemp Theft from the field

Las Vegas, NV: Southwest Las Vegas business owner takes extra precautions after robbery spree

Springfield, MO: During Police standoff, man tries to return money from C-store he robbed earlier

Pembroke, KY: Dollar General employee arrested for $1,600 cash theft


Louisville, KY: $90 million in counterfeit Cartier Jewelry seized by CBP
Kentucky may be in the middle of the country, but the Customs and Border Patrol facility in Louisville has seized millions of dollars in counterfeit jewelry this summer. The CPB says that since the middle of July, officers at the Express Consignment Operations hub in Louisville have seized counterfeit bracelets and other jewelry worth more than $90 million if the goods were genuine. Between July 17 and 31, CBP officers seized three large shipments of counterfeit bracelets totaling more than $42 million. This led to the arrest of a pastor in North Carolina who was discovered with a cache of more than 3,200 fake Cartier bracelets. On Aug. 2, North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall announced that church pastor JianGang "Frank" Lan was charged with felony criminal use of a counterfeit trademark and is being held under $25,000 bond in the Orange County, N.C., jail. Another large seizure took place from Sept. 9 to 17, when CBP Officers seized five shipments that contained counterfeit jewelry, which would be worth more than $48 million if they were genuine. kentuckytoday.com

Boynton Beach, FL: Woman in counterfeit luxury goods scheme facing new charges
A woman out on bond on charges she and her boyfriend allegedly sold counterfeit versions of luxury watches, bags and shoes accepted additional packages of fake merchandise. Deva Marie Overman, 37, was booked Tuesday night at the Palm Beach County Jail. She is scheduled to have a bail hearing Thursday. Overman's new charges are selling counterfeit items worth at least $20,000 and tampering or destroying evidence. palmbeachpost.com



Auto Parts - Burley, ID - Burglary
C-Store - Springfield, MO - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Grand Rapids, MI - Burglary
C-Store - Watsonville, CA - Armed Robbery
Cell Phone - Kent County, MI - Burglary
Dollar General - Limestone County AL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Baltimore County, MD - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Washington County, PA - Burglary
Gas Station - Warner Robins, GA - Burglary
Jewelry - Topeka, KS - Robbery
Jewelry - Norman, OK - Robbery
Liquor - Washington County, PA - Burglary
Pawn Shop - Alexandria, VA - Burglary
Pawn Shop - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Nassau County, NY - Armed Robbery (2nd in 8 days)
Restaurant - Little Rock, AR - Burglary
Restaurant - Del City, OK - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Waterloo, IA - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Lake Delton, WI - Robbery
7-Eleven - West Lubbock, TX - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven, Bear, DE - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
15 robberies
8 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed



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