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James Taylor promoted to Manager Global Security for
Campbell's Soup

James has been with Campbell's Soup for nearly a decade. Before being promoted to Manager Global Security, he served as Corporate Security Manager for over 9 years. Prior to that, James has held various high-level positions in retail LP over the past several decades. Most recently, he was the Director of Loss Prevention for Carlyle & Co. Jewelers for more than 12 years. He has also served in LP roles at Lowe's, Pace Membership Warehouse and The Kroger Company. Congratulations, James!

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OpenEye's Technical Support Team

OpenEye's dedicated support team is based at our main offices in Liberty Lake, Washington - working in synergy alongside our engineering and development departments. The team takes calls over the phone or via web chat to assist customers across the United States and some internationally. We work to continually improve our processes and ensure that the issues and feedback that we receive from the customers who call in are relayed to our product development team.


FBI Releases 2018 Crime Statistics
Violent Crime Fell 3.3% - Property Crime Fell 6.3%
Robberies Fell 12% - Burglaries Fell 12%

For the second consecutive year, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased when compared with the previous year's statistics, according to FBI figures released today. In 2018, violent crime was down 3.3 percent from the 2017 number. Property crimes also dropped 6.3 percent, marking the 16th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined.

The 2018 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 368.9 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the estimated rate of property crime was 2,199.5 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. The violent crime rate fell 3.9 percent when compared with the 2017 rate; the property crime rate declined 6.9 percent.

These and additional data are presented in the 2018 edition of the FBI's annual report Crime in the United States. This publication is a statistical compilation of offense, arrest, and police employee data reported by law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

ADT Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Canadian Operations
ADT Inc., the number one smart home security provider serving residential and business customers, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. ("ADT Canada"), to TELUS Corporation for approximately CAD $700 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. The transaction comprises all of ADT Canada's operations and assets.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, ADT Canada generated revenue of USD $229 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019. adt.com

Each dollar of fraud costs retailers $3.13
As mobile shopping becomes more common, retailers accepting payments via mobile browser or app face significantly higher rates of fraud compared to merchants who don't, according to LexisNexis. Mid-to-large retailers offering mobile commerce services saw a notable spike in fraud volume between 2018 (1,319 attempts) and 2019 (3,085 attempts). 

Fraud costs are highest for mid-to-large retailers and e-commerce merchants selling digital goods, which include gift cards, software, e-books, mobile apps and event tickets. Mid-to-large retailers with digital goods and mobile commerce capability spend $3.40 in fees, interest, merchandise replacement and redistribution per dollar of fraud the merchant is liable for, according to the report. Mid-to-large e-commerce merchants with digital goods and mobile commerce spend $4.06 per dollar of fraud. retaildive.com

Pep Boys fined $3.7M for hazardous waste dumping in San Diego
Routinely throwing automotive fluids in dumpsters destined for municipal landfills. Undercover operation also forund that they failed to shred customer records. Conducting undercover inspections at 19 locations of waste bins investigators found numerous violations. fox5sandiego.com

Global Food Loss & Waste Initiative
French supermarkets where the first in the world to ban throwing away unsold food by a 2016 law that requires them to donate it to charities. In the past, supermarkets would douse discarded food with water or bleach to render it inedible and deter foragers. "That is very important for food banks because this is a real source of quality products, coming straight from the factory." telegraph.co.uk

Luxury sector can no longer destroy unsold items (no more bon fires), warns France, as senate approves new non-food waste ban

'Inside Edition' Planning on Holiday Special Show Around ORC
CNN Developing Story on Dollar Store Robberies
The Daily was contacted about helping produce an episode around the ORC problem in America and possibly lining up some ride-a-longs with law enforcement during their holiday shoplifting blitzes and setting up a few interviews of key players in the retail loss prevention industry to talk about ORC. Stay tuned as we develop more on this.

CNN is developing a story on robberies in retail and are the retailers doing enough to prevent them. Once again, stay tuned as this develops.

Sports venues are the latest testing ground for checkout-free stores
Cashierless tech company
Zippin will power a checkout-free retail store opening inside Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, according to a press release. Guests to the arena - the home venue for the NBA's Sacramento Kings.

Worcester Red Sox (the Boston Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate) has tapped
Standard Cognition to open an autonomous checkout store in its new Polar Park, which is set to open April 2021 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The store will stock snacks, drinks and souvenirs, and will be equipped with Standard Cognition's artificial intelligence and machine vision technology.  retaildive.com

Amazon Go Technology Being Sold to Other Retailers Under Franchise Agreements
Amazon is in talks to bring Go to OTG's CIBO Express stores at airports and Cineworld's Regal theaters.

The move would help Amazon diversify beyond online retail without relying only on building its own stores. Amazon has explored different business models for its third-party Go strategy. The company looked at asking for a percentage of sales from the goods people purchase through the Go-equipped stores, or charging retailers up-front and then taking a monthly fee, two people said. It's not clear if the Amazon brand name will be visible on the Go hardware or which app customers would use to sign in. cnbc.com


Amazon's Grocery-Store Plan Moves Ahead With Los Angeles Leases
Plans to Operate 'Dozens' of Stores Across the Country

Amazon is advancing a plan to open a chain of U.S. grocery stores with early outposts in Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia.

In the Los Angeles area, it has signed more than a dozen leases, the people said. The first few stores are likely to be in the dense suburban locations of Woodland Hills and Studio City, while another grocer is slated for the city of Irvine, in nearby Orange County, a person familiar with the matter said. These stores could open as early as the end of the year.

Amazon is planning to operate dozens of grocery stores in cities across the country, part of the online giant's increasing focus on a bricks-and-mortar presence to find more ways to reach consumers.

The Journal was unable to determine what the new stores would be called or whether they will use a similar cashierless technology used by its chain of convenience stores, Amazon Go. wsj.com

Costco, Lowe's, Sam's Club, and 12 other stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year
BestBlackFriday.com compiled a list of the major industry players staying closed on Thanksgiving, which falls on November 28 this year. If you're a resident of - or planning on visiting - Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, you can also expect shuttered stores, as per state blue laws.

• Army and Air Force Exchange Service
• Academy Sports and Outdoors
• Ace Hardware
• BJ's
• Costco
• Hobby Lobby
• HomeGoods
• Lowe's
Sam's Club
Sierra Trading Post
Stein Mart
TJ Maxx
True Value


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Vice President, Risk Management posted for Delaware North in Buffalo, NY
The Vice President of Risk Management is responsible for planning, directing and managing the Corporate Risk Management Department's personnel and activities regarding insurance programs including self-insurance, risk management, safety, and risk control, both domestically and internationally. Select responsibilities include the following. delawarenorth.com

Director, Global Security and Loss Prevention posted for Grainger in Lake Forest, IL
The Director, Global Security and Loss Prevention is responsible for formulating strategy, policy and all related initiatives to protect human, financial and physical assets of the Company. A primary responsibility entails overseeing loss and fraud and other investigations for the Company. This involves both external and internal investigation of a wide variety of complaints and formulating action plans to remedy weaknesses to prevent future losses or occurrences.

Loss Prevention Director posted at Jimmy Jazz in Secaucus, N.J.
Responsible for the protection of all Company assets. Create policies and procedures related to Loss Prevention Department and associated activity within all departments.
Direct, support and train Regional, District and Store Sales Management in the design, development, administration, monitoring and implementation of procedures relating to the protection of Company assets. Establish and maintain strong communication and working relationship with District Sales Managers. Monitor the daily routines, investigations, shrink control programs, and report findings to EVP of Store Operations and Director of Human Resources. Maintain timely and accurate reporting of all significant incidents to SVP of Store Operations and other key executive members as necessary.  saashr.com

Deloitte: The future of retail metrics - Convergence in retail moving to channel-agnostic approaches

Seattle's Landmark Macy's Store To Close

Gen Z: The next generation of retail influencers and spenders

Dollar General Opens Its 16,000th Store

H-E-B Named 2019 Southwest Retailer Of The Year

IAFCI NY Metro Chapter Presents: One Day Fraud Training Event

Thursday, Oct. 10 in Brooklyn, NY

Mark your calendars! The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators is holding a one-day fraud training event on Oct. 10 in Brooklyn, New York.

Kirby Plessas, CEO, Plessas Experts Network, will be the keynote speaker discussing multiple topics, including: The Dark Web, Cryptocurrency, Open Source Intelligence for Bitcoin Attribution, Social Media Exploitation, Investigative Tools and Operational Security.

There will be additional speakers, including Dermot Shea, NYPD Chief of Detectives; Emily Pflumm, Intelligence Analyst for the Nassau County PD; and more.

Click here to see the full agenda and register.

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Combatting Break-in Threats in the Retailer World

By Ken Kuehler, General Manager, Detex Corporation

The retail industry poses a special challenge for security professionals. Other types of facilities like hospitals, airports and middle schools don't have bullseyes on them quite like electronics stores and shopping malls.

To start, the security needs of retail establishments vary quite a bit from one to the next. Dollar stores are different from home improvement stores, which are different from department stores. Restaurants too, have their own unique set of challenges.

Even then, if you put top-of-the-line security hardware on every door, you may still have store managers and employees unwittingly compromising the effectiveness of such measures just in the normal course of doing their jobs.

There are a lot of issues to consider and potential soft spots to protect: loss prevention, access-controlled employee entry, emergency exit control, merchandise deliveries, restricted entrances, trash removal, securing outside gates and more. You need a comprehensive approach and systems geared for your specific applications.

Some companies, certainly those with stores that are higher risk, will do an assessment of their locations and create special security plans. We would recommend that everybody, regardless of the size of your establishment or the nature of your goods, have an assessment done or do one yourself. Everyone should have a security plan that is suited to their specific circumstances, needs and vulnerabilities.

Get good counsel

Ideally, you'd have your supplier and your distributor - or integrator, as we sometimes call them - involved in this assessment process. The distributor deals with many different products from many manufacturers. They can be instrumental in providing a broad base solution.

Plus, your distributor will be stocking the right products for you so he can supply it at a moment's notice. If a break-in occurs and something needs to be replaced and/or installed immediately (next day), it is frequently the distributor who is going to make that happen, as opposed to waiting on the manufacturer.

Read the full article on securitymagazine.com here

Detex offers hardware to keep you safe. To learn about any of the products mentioned in this article visit our website.





600 Law Enforcement Raid Former NATO Bunker
Massive Data Bunker called "Cyberbunker 2.0" Used by Dark Web Gang
Germany shuts down illegal data center in former NATO bunker
600 German investigators said Friday they have shut down a data processing center installed in a former NATO bunker that hosted sites dealing in drugs and other illegal activities. Seven people were arrested.

The main suspect a 59-year-old Dutchman acquired the former military bunker in western Germany, in 2013. He then turned it into a very large and heavily secured data processing center "in order to make it available to clients, according to our investigations, exclusively for illegal purposes," Bauer added. Authorities believe he had "links to organized crime."

The data center was set up as what investigators described as a "bulletproof hosting," meant to conceal illicit activities from authorities' eyes. A report by German news site, DW, claims the facility covers 5,000m2,
and spans five floors underground, and is protected by fencing and surveillance cameras. 200 servers have been secured so far as a result of the raid, along with paper documents, mobile phones and large quantities of cash. Kunz described the size of the haul as "gigantic". He added: "This will keep us busy for several months or years."

Authorities allege that the bunker slash data center was used to host the Cannabis Road drug marketplace, "drugs, hacking tools and financial-theft wares" emporium Wall Street Market, and myriad other criminal activities like synthetic drug ring Orange Chemicals. Investigators believe the servers in the bunker were used to launch a 2016 cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom reported to have taken out at least 1 million routers belonging to the company's customers. Charges leveled at suspects, as of yet unnamed, also include counterfeiting and child pornography. gizmodo.com computerweekly.com apnews.com

Editor's note: We aren't fighting kids living in their parents basements anymore, folks. These are well financed and entrenched in local markets - organized crime gangs. And the only reason we ran this was to show the extent these gangs will go to with their efforts against the West. So these articles are meant to over exaggerate dark web bad actors or DOJ convictions. As they truly exist and the FBI pick up's around the world of these gang leaders once outside of their protected home country's are real and dangerous take downs. And this article is merely an example of how serious the Dark web threat truly is. -Gus Downing

Prepare for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), which is a collaborative effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its public and private partners-including the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)-to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online while increasing the resilience of the Nation against cyber threats. This year's theme, "Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.," focuses on promoting personal accountability and positive behavior when it comes to cybersecurity.

CISA encourages organizations to see the NCSAM 2019 webpage and the NCSAM 2019 Toolkit for ways to participate in and promote NCSAM. us-cert.gov

Cybersecurity Breaches to Increase Nearly 70% Over the Next 5 years
The new research, The Future of Cybercrime & Security: Threat Analysis, Impact Assessment & Mitigation Strategies 2019-2024 noted that while the cost per breach will steadily rise in the future, the levels of data disclosed will make headlines but not impact breach costs directly, as most fines and lost business are not directly related to breach sizes.

The Human Element Remains Key, Despite AI Advances

Cybercrime is increasingly sophisticated; the report anticipates that cybercriminals will use AI that will learn the behavior of security systems in a similar way to how cybersecurity firms currently employ the technology to detect abnormal behavior. The research also highlights that the evolution of deep fakes and other AI-based techniques is also likely to play a part in social media cybercrime in the future. securitymagazine.com

Compliance Costs for California Privacy Law Pegged at $55 Billion
Costing Employers From $50k to $2M to Comply

California's government said that preparing for its sweeping privacy law, effective in January, is expected to cost businesses about $55 billion, with smaller companies likely having a harder time complying than larger ones.

Businesses with fewer than 20 employees are expected to spend about $50,000 on average to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, while larger companies that collect and share a lot of consumer data might spend more than $2 million to comply.

The law gives California residents the right to know what data companies collect about them and to opt out of having their data shared or sold. It applies to businesses that have annual revenue of at least $25 million as well as companies that buy, sell or share personal data on at least 50,000 consumers or generate at least half of their revenue from selling personal information

The CCPA is considered the strictest consumer-privacy law in the U.S. Other states, including Washington and New Jersey, have weighed similar regulations in recent months. That is prompting businesses to push for a national law that would pre-empt a patchwork of state laws. cybersecurity.cmail20.com

Targeted Cybercrime on a Tear
Big Game Hunting on the Rise

New data published today from CrowdStrike's OverWatch threat-hunting service team shows that targeted cybercrime made up 61% of the targeted attacks CrowdStrike saw between January and June of 2019, a major spike from 2018, when it made up just 25% for the year. Nation-state attacks comprised 39% of the targeted attack campaigns in the first half of this year, versus 75% for all of last year.

We saw an uptick in the second half of last year [with targeted cybercrime] as big game hunting was on the rise. And this year so far has lent itself to a major uptick," says Jennifer Ayers, senior director of OverWatch and security response at CrowdStrike. There were more targeted cybercrime attack campaigns in the first half of the year, and "an increase in hands-on keyboard activity," she says, as they burrowed through their victims' networks.

Part of the reason for the surge in targeted cybercrime was the well-documented rise in ransomware attacks going after commercial businesses and organizations in order to net bigger ransom fees, aka "big-game hunting."

Overall, organizations report a surge in cyberattacks. A new global survey of CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs, by CrowdStrike rival Carbon Black shows that 84% of organizations have seen an increase in cyberattacks overall in the past 12 months, with 88% saying they suffered a data breach in that period. More than 80% report that attacks have gotten more advanced.

Nearly 45% suffered some financial damage from their breach, and 12% described the damage as "severe."

"Telecommunications is the new financial services" when it comes to being a big target, Ayers notes. "They are being hit really hard by multiple actors, but very interestingly, those actors all have different objectives." darkreading.com

One of the World's Biggest Manufacturers of Hearing Aids
Crippled by Ransomware Attack
After a month, hearing aid manufacturer Demant has yet to recover after the attack.

Demant, one of the world's largest manufacturers of hearing aids, expects to incur losses of up to $95 million following what appears to be a ransomware infection that hit the company at the start of the month. Per its own statements, all the company's infrastructure was impacted -- and impacted severely.

This marks one of the most significant losses caused by a cyber-security incident outside of the NotPetya ransomware outbreak -- known to have incurred companies like shipping giant Maersk and courier service FedEx losses of over $300 million, each.

These business upheavals have been a disaster for the company's bottom line. In a message to its investors, Demant said it expects to lose somewhere between $80 million and $95 million. zdnet.com

Getting from AI Pilot to Scale
So you've succeeded with your automation and AI pilot project. Now how do you get to scale?

The days of planning and implementing those first AI and automation pilots are pretty much over at many organizations. But while enterprises may have figured out the pilot phase of these technologies, they haven't achieved the game-changing benefits yet because putting automation and AI into practice across the entire organization is still a challenge.

How do you make the new technology work with your ERP systems and your other processes? How do you integrate automation and AI with your existing IT infrastructure? The struggle is real.

A new survey from consulting firm PwC found that only 23% of business leaders are using both big ERP and small automation sprints in their automation strategy. That's a missed opportunity, according to PwC. The benefits of automation and AI come from automation of core platforms like those already running in enterprises. PwC says that spreading automation in this way to enable standardization and control boosts efficiency.

Krishnamurthy argues that scaling the technology is the most important part of the process, because it's where the organization starts to realize the benefits. PwC estimates that organizations can achieve productivity boosts of 30% to 40% from scaling this technology.

Krishnamurthy offered a few recommendations to enterprises embarking on scaling automation and AI. First, line up "a strong change agenda" In order to close the divide between "the innovation curve" and "the adoption curve." You also have to assess the entire organization to see how your employees say they work.

Reframe the conversation to ask how work will be done in the context of how you deliver your value as an organization, Krishnamurthy said.

"Do not be bound by a project mindset," he said. "Be bound by an outcome mindset."

Finally, he said, focus on thinking about decision automation versus task-level automation. informationweek.com

Senior Manager/Director Detection & Response Security Operations posted in Bellevue, WA., for Salesforce

Companies vastly overestimating their GDPR readiness, only 28% achieving compliance


How to Protect Yourself from Ransomware for Only $2 a Month

Cyber criminals have increased their use of ransomware attacks in the past few years. The WannaCry attack in 2017 affected more than 200,000 users in 150 countries, and yes, it made many of them cry. This year, the city of Baltimore was compromised by a ransomware attack that compromised all servers, except those operating essential services. Ransomware is a piece of malicious code that encrypts all your files and locks you out of them. Cyber criminals then attempt to extort money from you: either pay them or you'll never see your files again. It is estimated that 4,000 ransomware attacks occur each day.

A good preventive measure is an automated backup solution. However, if you're using a physical external drive to back up your files, it will most likely be infected with the ransomware, too. The solution? An online backup service, which costs as little as $2 a month. If you aren't using one, start today.





'Inside the LPRC IMPACT Conference' 2018
An Eight-Episode Series Presented by Sensormatic

Assessing The Real-World Impact of LP Efforts
The LPRC Delivers Evidence-Based Solutions and Actionable Results

Sensormatic - Supporting the LPRC & Industry Development

How and why Sensormatic has played such a huge role in LPRC and case studies

Randy Dunn, Sales Director - Americas, Tyco Retail Solutions & LPRC Board Member
Ned McCauley, Director of Retail Strategic Accounts, Tyco Integrated Security

In our 2nd episode, we sit down with two tenured members of the LPRC who speak directly to the role and impact the LPRC is having on the industry as the leading academic resource dedicated to the Loss Prevention / Asset Protection community in the U.S.

Randy Dunn, Sales Director - Americas, Tyco Retail Solutions & LPRC Board Member, gives us a little history on Sensormatic's involvement and role with the LPRC in recent years - including sponsoring the LPRC's Innovation Lab, which has provided a space for industry collaboration, innovation and thought leadership.

Ned McCauley, Director Retail Strategic Accounts at Tyco Integrated Security, talks about the partnership from an RFID perspective and how the LPRC has helped advance his field of interest.

Hear their advice to fellow solution providers on why they should join and how to ensure its beneficial for their organization.

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Retailers look to spend more on Amazon advertising
Half of online product searches now begin on Amazon

As advertising on Amazon becomes a necessity for retailers hoping to grow sales on the platform, more companies are trying to fill the knowledge gap between Amazon and those brands. They include Flywheel Digital, which offers a suite of tools for advertising and brand consulting, as well as Perpetua and Sellozo, which provide more automated and data driven Amazon advertising management solutions. It's created an ecosystem of vendors, all hoping to fill in the gaps for data that Amazon can't or hasn't yet, provided.

Performance marketing services provider Sidecar, for example, has just launched its own
platform focused squarely on the Amazon ecosystem. The new program automates Amazon ad campaigns for retailers.

While Google remains at the top of retail marketers budgets, Amazon is increasingly getting bigger. A Digiday survey from earlier this year showed that digital marketers were more frequently re-allocating dollars to up Amazon spending. This is because data shows that
half of online product searches now begin on Amazon, and more retailers are realizing the need to increase visibility. modernretail.co

Uncertainty and economic pessimism may hurt online holiday sales
We're only about a month away from the start of the holiday season and there's more uncertainty and economic pessimism in the air than I can recall over the past decade that I've covered ecommerce.

The personal saving rate rose to an average 8.2% in the first seven months of 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. That's higher than the average for any full year since 2012 as
consumers are saving rather than spending. Confidence among top CEOs earlier last month had the biggest quarter-over-quarter drop in seven years, according to a Business Roundtable survey. digitalcommerce360.com

Are Online Resale Sites Rife With Counterfeits?




Loss Prevention Organization of the Caribbean Hosts Successful Meeting

On Sept. 27, the Loss Prevention Organization of the Caribbean (LPOC) held another successful meeting with professionals from all around Puerto Rico. Attorney Yasthel Gonzalez contributed with important information on Medical Cannabis, Law 80 unjustified dismissal and employee privacy. In addition, from the CIC Property division: Lieutenant Iram Sanchez and Sergeant Rolando Cotto provided an open forum and answered questions related to shoplifting and internal cases, as well as fraud and ORC in the island. It was a very interactive meeting, once again contributing and adding value for LP professionals in the island.



Santa Ana, CA: Two arrested in Multi- State Coin Store Burglaries; theft of nearly $300,000 in coins and merchandise
Two men have been arrested for allegedly committing a string of burglaries at coin and precious metal stores in Southern California and Nevada during a two-month crime spree, authorities said today. Caleb Jamal Griffin, 20, of Long Beach and Owen Lazaro Thompson, 49, of Las Vegas, were arrested on Sunday, according to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which worked with local law enforcement agencies on the case. The suspects typically broke glass windows at the front of the stores and used two ropes to yank security gates down, but in one case in Fullerton they drove a vehicle through the front of the store and during another burglary used a blow torch to heat and shatter a store window, authorities allege. kfiam640.iheart.com

Eastpointe, MI: Police arrest suspects in $1,775 Foot Locker theft
The Eastpointe Police Department has arrested two suspects in connection with the theft of $1,775 worth of merchandise from the Foot Locker store at Eight Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. The incident occurred Aug. 4. Eastpointe Director of Public Safety George Rouhib said the three suspects allegedly ran into the store, grabbed expensive items and ran out with them in order to resell them on the street. candgnews.com

Elmhurst, IL: Police report 3 thefts of OTC supplies from CVS, Jewel and Marino's
Over-the-counter medications were taken at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 from CVS Pharmacy on W. North Ave., by a man seen on surveillance video filling three CVS baskets and walking out of the store without paying. Over-the-counter medications and Crest White Strips were reported stolen at 10:32 a.m. Sept. 25 from Mariano's, 678 N. York St. Over-the-counter medications were taken at 2:40 p.m. Sept. 25 from Jewel Osco, on E. Schiller St., by a man seen on surveillance video filling a basket and walking out of the store without paying. chicagotribune.com

Gresham, OR: Three arrested in alleged $2,200 Woodland Walmart theft
Woodland police Saturday arrested three Gresham, Ore., residents accused of stealing about $2,200 in merchandise from the Woodland Walmart. The trio filled three shopping carts with merchandise and triggered an alarm when he used a fire escape door to leave the business. Police arrested all 3 suspects in the store parking lot, all on suspicion of both retail theft and organized retail theft. tdn.com

Amsterdam, NY: 2 men stole $2,900 of goods from Target

Sonoma, CA: Tool thief hit two Friedman's store for over $1,300 in merchandise


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Shootings & Deaths

DeKalb, GA: Subway employee shoots 2 customers, kills 1 after argument
A man was killed and another was injured after a Subway employee allegedly shot both of them during an argument Monday night. The shooting happened at a strip mall on Panola Road in unincorporated Lithonia, DeKalb police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer said. When police arrived, they found two men with gunshot wounds, Spencer said. One of them was dead. Investigators learned there was a verbal dispute between an employee and two customers inside the sandwich shop. The fight spilled outside the restaurant, and the employee fired at the men several times, Spencer said.  ajc.com

Mullins, SC: Mullins Police investigates shooting death outside tobacco shop
Police are investigating a shooting death Monday morning near the Tobacco Shop on Front St. Mullins Police Chief Michael Bethea said officers responded to the store about 8:05 a.m. A man was shot and killed outside the store. scnow.com

Gainesville, FL: Update Walmart shooter turns himself in; charged with attempted murder
Gainesville Police said that UF Student Khalil Reed turned himself in Monday morning for his involvement in the parking lot shooting at the Walmart in Butler Plaza that left three injured on September 15th. wcjb.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Spokane, WA: Gas station standoff suspect threatened to 'shoot the first officer he saw'; arrested six-hour standoff
Spokane SWAT has arrested the suspect involved in an hours long standoff at a downtown Spokane gas station on Monday. Police arrested the armed man, identified as 49-year-old Phillip Booher, at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday after a six-hour standoff. At about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, a Washington State Patrol trooper stopped a vehicle with three passengers. The female driver was identified quickly but a male passenger, later identified as Booher, was not forthcoming about his name and was asked to step out of the vehicle. Police said Booher pointed a gun at the trooper and told him he was not going back to jail as he got out of the vehicle. Booher got back into car, leading the trooper on a vehicle chase into downtown Spokane. During the chase, he pointed the gun out the window at officers. Police said it appeared Booher was trying to carjack civilians downtown after he exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Booher then rain into the 76 gas station on 2nd Avenue, where he barricaded himself inside. Several people inside the store, including the clerk, were able to safely escape. krem.com

Mankato, MN: Man charged with Burglary and Assault on a Police Office at Best Buy
A man is charged after allegedly injuring a Mankato Public Safety Officer while attempting to shoplift at the Hilltop Best Buy. The store's loss prevention team says 38-year-old Jarion Walker is a known trespasser at the store. Walker was told by the responding officer that he wasn't allowed in the store. Walker then approached the officer and wouldn't stop when asked. The complaint says the officer grabbed Walker as he attempted to run and a struggle ensued. Walker apparently hit the officer during the fight, causing a minor injury on her face. He was eventually subdued and a pair of supposedly stolen Bose headphones were recovered from his person. keyc.com

Lake Wales, FL: Shoplifting suspect sought after pepper spray and a knife on Walmart LP
Authorities say Doronda Jo Ussery pulled a can of pepper spray from her purse and began spraying Polk Walmart security guards with it. She then pulled out a 3- to-4-inch knife and began trying to stab them, according to Lake Wales police. Ussery managed to escape, she is believed to have stolen $350 in merchandise. wbtw.com

Euless, TX: Police searching for armed robbers targeting North Texas cell phone stores
Police in several area cities are concerned about serial armed robbers who've been holding up cell phone stores. In some cases, small children have been in the store when the guys with guns take over. There have been about a half dozen hold-ups over the past couple of months. There is surveillance video, but some of what is happening is hard to make out.  fox4news.com

Fresno, CA: Six Bulldog gang members arrested in grab-and-run robberies
Six Bulldog gang members and associates were booked in connection with grab-and-run crimes in the Fresno area, police reported Monday. Police began an investigation after the Kohl's was targeted by a man and woman on Sept. 7, according to Sgt. Brian Pierce. A detective obtained a license plate of a suspect car and later identified it in a similar theft at an AutoZone. Pierce said officers conducted surveillance of the vehicle on East Santa Ana Avenue and stopped it at a CVS pharmacy. fresnobee.com

Rio de Janeiro: Criminals Invade Warehouse in Rio and Take a Truckload of Electronics and Household Appliances
Criminals robbed the Lojas Americanas distribution center on Tuesday morning The stolen truck was loaded with cell phones, TVs, fans and other appliances. At one point, there was gunfire with security guards, but they managed to escape. riotimesonline.com


Kansas City, KS: Woman sentenced for crashing car into Cabela's to steal shotguns and rifles
Brenda Tosh was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for her role in the attempted theft of guns from Cabela's in Kansas City, Kansas Tosh pleaded guilty in July to conspiring to steal guns from a federally licensed firearms dealer during a smash and grab break-in at the outdoor sporting goods store. In her plea, Tosh admitted that she and co-defendant Kyle Mendez, 29, crashed a car through an exterior door of the store about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 6. They then placed two 12-gauge shotguns, a 22-caliber rifle, a .308-caliber rifle and a .223-caliber rifle in a shopping cart. Authorities arrested Tosh before she could leave the store. Mendez fled and stole a car from a nearby dealership. Authorities arrested him later. kansascity.com



AT&T - Euless, TX - Armed Robbery
Auto Parts - East Walpole, MA - Armed Robbery
Best Buy - Mankato, MN - Burglary
Book Store - Dallas, TX - Burglary
C-Store - Greenwood, IN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Union Grove, AL - Robbery
C-Store- San Antonio, TX - Robbery
CVS - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
CVS - Hilton Head, SC - Armed Robbery
Car Wash - East Bay, CA - Burglary
Dollar General - Piqua, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Hattiesburg, MS - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Brookneal, VA - Armed Robbery
Hardware - Sonoma, CA - Robbery
McDonald's - Columbia, MO - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Miami, FL - Burglary
Restaurant - Richmond, VA - Armed Robbery
Thrift - Jefferson City, MO - Burglary
7-Eleven - Bremerton, WA - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
14 robberies
5 burglaries
0 shooting
0 killed



Kimberly Coleman promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager Central Louisiana for Dollar General
Kim has over 20 years of retail experience. Most recently, she spent the last five years as a District Manager for Dollar General. Prior to her career with Dollar General, Kim spent 18 years at Wal-Mart in many leadership and management roles with increasing responsibilities, including her last role as a Store Manager.
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