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September's Moving Ups

22 New Senior LP's - 17 Promotions - 5 Appointments

​ named Sean Donnelly Director, AMER Fulfillment Center Loss Prevention
Amazon promoted Brendan Saritschniy to Head of Global Programs & Services (Corporate Security)
CKE Restaurants promoted Christopher Perry, CFI Legacy to Director of Asset Protection & Safety
The Container Store promoted Aaron Wilder to Loss Prevention Director
Dick's Sporting Goods promoted Jih-Hao Jim Cheng, Esq. to Director of Loss Prevention Operations
Dick's Sporting Goods promoted Jessica Pierce, CFI to Regional Director of Loss Prevention
Five Below promoted Ryan Torres to Manager, Data, Systems, & Investigations
Gap Inc. promoted Robert Mirakaj to Sr. Director Global Security & Business Resiliency
Kohl's promoted Andrew Leonard, CORCI to Manager, Remote Operations & Investigations
lululemon promoted Tristen Shields to Sr. Director Global Asset Protection + Corp. Security
lululemon promoted Stephen McIntosh, MBA CPP CFI to Senior Manager, Field Asset Protection USA
Macy's promoted Chase Seitz to Director, Field Investigations
Nike promoted Corey May, CBCI to Director, Global Readiness & Business Continuity
PetSmart​ promoted Bryan Hillman to Director of Field, LP & Safety
PetSmart promoted Rigoberto Hernandez, CFI to Senior Loss Prevention & Safety Business Partner
Protos Security Promotes Kris Vece, LPQ to Vice President, Strategic Account Management
Rite Aid named Tina Sellers Vice President of Asset Protection
Target named Jennifer Kajzer Sr. Assets Protection Director
Total Wine & More promoted Catherine Stasiowski to Sr. Director, Loss Prevention & Safety
Urbn Leaf named Anthony Vanderhorst Director of Loss Prevention & Security
Variety Wholesalers promoted Nicholas Cranfill to Director of Loss Prevention
Vector Security Networks named Sharon Costanza Jackson National Account Manager

John Matas CFE, CFCI named Director of Global Fraud, Risk, & Compliance Operations for Etsy

Before joining Etsy as Director of Global Fraud, Risk, & Compliance Operations, John spent more than two decades with Macy's. He started with the retailer in 2000, serving as Corporate Principal - Fraud and Profit Protection for two years and Vice President Profit Protection, Investigations, Fraud & ORC for more than 20 years. Congratulations, John!

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Swing 2020 Has Gone Virtual!
The LPF Announces Bob MacLea Scholarship Opportunities

Although 2020 has been a challenging year and many of our industry's conferences have been cancelled, the Loss Prevention Foundation and our valued solution provider partners feel like there hasn't been a time where we needed to offer educational scholarships more. As such, and in the spirit of supporting our industry and its professionals, the Loss Prevention Foundation is proud to announce we will still be giving away Bob MacLea LPQ and LPC Course Scholarships in 2020. Thanks to the Swing for Certification sponsors, we will be accepting Bob MacLea Scholarship Applications now through the end of October. We will make the announcement for the winners the first week of November. Apply Now

Johnson Controls strengthens its Tyco Illustra Essentials camera range
Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, has added four new models to its Tyco Illustra Essentials IP camera range. The new fourth generation Essentials mini-dome, varifocal mini-dome, bullet, and varifocal bullet cameras, which supersede their respective older models, are all equipped with built-in adaptive IR illumination which enables them to capture up to two megapixel HD resolution images of objects in total darkness up to a distance of 30m (98ft).

The NDAA compliant, IP67 rated cameras provide protection against everyday elements such as dust
and water and offer enhanced H.265 video compression. To aid ease of setup all Essentials Gen4 models support one-touch auto-focus and the varifocal models provide motorized zoom. securityinfowatch.com

Protests & Police Reform

'Self-Proclaimed Security Team' Keeping Louisville Demonstrations in Check
The Armed Women at the Center of the Louisville Protests

"This is a war zone, basically"

In Louisville, as in many of the demonstrations across the country, there is no single person or group in charge. The protests are decentralized and sprawling, and the mood on any night can shift depending on who shows up and who holds the megaphone. But small groups have sprung up and developed loose organizational structures to bring a semblance of order to the nightly marches.

It's vital, they believe, to sustaining momentum, and why they've been able to keep the demonstrations going since May. Along with security teams, volunteer medics wear helmets and treat everything from rubber bullet wounds to asthma attacks. Demonstrators have their own news correspondents traveling the city on foot and bicycle. The reporters call themselves "502 Livestreamers," named after the city's area code, and broadcast live on Facebook. "We've had our own independent media from day one," Mitchell said, because other media "always depict us as the villains."

The presence of the armed security teams are a reminder of how far the nationwide protests, now entering their fifth month, have come from the mostly spontaneous demonstrations that erupted in the days after George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis. Now, a state of tense permanence has taken hold in cities across the country where almost nightly marches proceed with clockwork regularity through shuttered downtowns. But the routine is spiked with an air of unpredictability. With weapons in the hands of people on all sides-the protesters, the police and the right-wing militias who periodically appear-any night is a cat-and-mouse test of constitutional limits in which the guardrails against deadly violence are fragile at best.

"This is a war zone, basically," Mitchell said. "The very moment I decided to come here the first day to protest, I knew that I was prepared to die for this. I am prepared to sacrifice my life for the betterment of my people." politico.com

  After marches and more, Louisville protesters say 'phase two' will focus on voting, reforms

$2.5M in Rioting Damages
Downtown Portland jewelry store intends to sue city for handling of protests
A downtown Portland jewelry store owner intends to sue the City of Portland for its handling of protests in late May.

Noha Kassab, CEO of Kassab Jewelers, said her family-owned store was was broken into and looted early in the morning on May 30. This was during the beginning stages of what would lead to more than 100 days of protest in Portland.

The store owner said they are still calculating the costs, but estimates $2.5 million in damages.

"I'm not someone who came to this country with money. I came with an American dream. To see my American dream destroyed and it could have been preventable, is disheartening," said Kassab. katu.com

Newsom signs police reform bills that ban chokeholds, will allow DOJ
to probe police shootings
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a number of police reform bills that ban chokeholds and allow the Justice Department (DOJ) to probe police shootings, among other things, before the end of the 2020 legislative season. A complete list of bills Newsom signed Wednesday is available on his website. foxnews.com

Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings officially released. Here's what we know

'You can't just flip a switch' Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto says of police reform


COVID Update

US: Over 7.5M Cases - 212K Dead - 4.7M Recovered
Worldwide: Over 34.5M Cases - Over 1M Dead - 25.7M Recovered

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 190   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 117
*Red indicates change in total deaths

CDC puts shopping at crowded stores on Black Friday in high-risk category
Higher risk activities
Avoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19:
- Going shopping in crowded stores just before, on, or after Thanksgiving
- Participating or being a spectator at a crowded race
- Attending crowded parades
- Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
- Attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household cdc.gov

Fauci Fears 'Problematic Winter'

With the US making no progress on average daily Covid-19 cases last month, officials fear a coming crisis
The US made
no progress in lowering its baseline of Covid-19 cases in the past month despite experts' urgent admonitions to reduce the daily count of new cases before the challenging fall and winter seasons.

Hours before President Trump announced Friday that he and his wife tested positive for the virus, the
average of daily new cases nationwide stood around 42,785. That's about 500 more than on September 1, data from Johns Hopkins University shows, and more than double what the US saw in June, when lockdown restrictions began to ease.

No matter how you slice it, that's not good," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said last week. "We're looking at 40,000 new cases per day. That's unacceptable and that is what we've got to get down before we go into the more problematic winter." cnn.com

'Uncharted Territory'
The President Contracting COVID-19 Is A Major National Security Crisis
While Presidents have been incapacitated in the past, the highly infectious and wily nature of this disease means that incapacitation is further complicated by isolation and
the possibility that the same deadly virus spreads throughout the highest rungs of power in Washington.

At the very heart of the matter is
continuity of government, and in particular, the command and control of America's nuclear deterrent. The President is followed 24/7 by a U.S. military official carrying the nuclear 'football,' a Haliburton briefcase containing a remote command interface used to order the release of nuclear weapons and connect the President to the National Command Authority. thedrive.com

Dress For Success in the COVID Era
The Science Behind WFH Dressing for Zoom

How your clothing choices at home can affect productivity and performance

Researchers studying links between clothes, brain activity and productivity have long found that dressing up for work can improve your performance. Some are now turning their attention to how these factors play out in dressing for remote work and Zoom meetings - including the unexpected rise of the nice tops/schlubby bottoms combo.

The rise of video calls has added complexity to an area of research known as "enclothed cognition," or what signals clothes send to the brain, says Dr. Adam Galinsky, co-author of the pre-pandemic research that coined the term. "In some ways, the clothes that you wear might have an even bigger impact because we can often see ourselves and what we're wearing and that sort of draws that symbolic value [attached] to it even closer to our consciousness," he says. wsj.com

Houston Had an All-American Pandemic Response: Ignore Until It's Too Late

Three Nevada businesses - a liquor store, a bar & a restaurant - cited for health, safety violations

eBay Clarifying Update on Federal Charges

eBay's Two Efforts - Separate & Independent
Asset Protection & Global Security

In light of the recent New York Times expose' about the eBay cyberstalking scandal, the D&D Daily felt obligated to republish this follow-up article clarifying that the conduct of eBay's Global Security team is separate and independent from that of the company's Asset Protection team.

Given the recent events and regretful actions on the part of the Global Security team it's important to note that Asset Protection is a separate team and function at eBay.

With their Asset Protection team reporting into the legal arm and absolutely committed to the professional standards and ethics that we associate with any other well grounded and focused function and team.

Having worked with the team directly now for a number of years we at the Daily can attest to their professionalism, as can a number of colleagues who attend the Asset Protection's team annual collaborative conferences.

Read more about the eBay case here

Using AI to Put Out Fires
California Firefighters Tap AI for an Edge in Battling Wildfires
Agencies battling wildfires in California are turning to artificial intelligence and other technologies to predict the spread of blazes and help guide the response of firefighting crews.

The AI-based tools are helping officials monitor fires, evacuate threatened areas and send often-stretched resources to places they will do most good.

Fire prediction tools are helping officials in the area and across the state gain greater visibility into how big a fire might get and where it might be headed, said Geoff Marshall, a division chief in Cal Fire's Predictive Services program. Predictive Services does modeling for seasonal trends and outlooks for firefighters and fire managers.

Cal Fire has started rolling out a tool called Wildfire Analyst Enterprise from Technosylva Inc., a 50-person company in La Jolla, Calif. Besides Wildfire Analyst Enterprise, the company offers other products, such as FiResponse, a fire incident management, dispatching and resource-tracking system. Other state firefighting agencies are also using its products, Technosylva says. wsj.com

U.S. corporate board diversity lags as few minority execs get top jobs: study
Publicly traded U.S. companies have been slow to add minority directors over the past five years even as women grabbed a greater share of board seats during that period, a comprehensive study shows.

Across the Russell 3000, a broad index of U.S. companies, 29% now have two or more ethnically diverse directors, 7 percentage points more than in 2016, according to the new data from ISS ESG, an arm of Institutional Shareholder Services. By contrast 66% of those boards now have 2 or more women, 27 percentage points more than in 2016, ISS found.

Brett Miller, head of data solutions for ISS ESG, said companies have helped limit the pool of obvious director candidates by their slow overall promotion of minorities. He found 84.2% of Russell 3000 companies have no ethnically or racially diverse top executives among their top five executives, down only 1.4 percentage points from 2016. reuters.com

  New California law will require more diversity in corporate boardrooms

Sephora conducting national study on racial bias in retail
Cassi Pittman Claytor is an assistant professor of sociology at Case Western University whose research focuses on how racism plays out in many different aspects of Blacks' lives, including when they visit retail stores. She is working with Sephora to inform a national study the retailer is conducting about racial bias in store environments, pertaining to both customers and employees. The goal is for the research to be applied to all kinds of retailers. businessinsider.com

NRF Launches "New Holiday Traditions" Campaign
By any measure, this holiday season will be unlike any other, and the National Retail Federation is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign called "New Holiday Traditions" to encourage consumers to shop safe and shop early amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

"This is going to be a historic holiday season and while some memorable traditions may change, the tradition of retailers supporting their customers and their communities is stronger than ever. That is why we encourage consumers to adopt two new traditions this year - shop safe and shop early - so we can all celebrate a happy and healthy holiday," NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. nrf.com

Halloween shops seeing little demand for costumes: 'I've never been this worried'
"I've never been this worried before," said Caltagirone, who opened his Virginia store in 2007, just before the last recession and says his store is barely hanging on. "After all these years of business, this Halloween could actually be the one that puts me out."

Costume shops, party stores and seasonal pop-ups that rely on Halloween for the bulk of their profits say they're bracing for a steep drop-off in sales that could tip them into insolvency. Halloween spending is expected to fall 8 percent, to $8.05 billion, with costume sales accounting for much of the decline, according to the National Retail Federation. washingtonpost.com

142K Retail Jobs Added
Unemployment rate slips to 7.9% in September jobs report
as overall job growth slows
Employers added 661,000 jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.9% from 8.4%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said in its latest employment report. Notable job gains in September occurred in leisure and hospitality (an uptick of 318,000), retail trade (a rise of 142,000 jobs) and health care and social assistance (a spike of 108,000 jobs). A majority of the leisure and hospitality job gains occurred in food and drinking service places, a sector hit especially hard by the pandemic earlier this year. abcnews.go.com

Coresight Research
Weekly Store Tracker: Week 40
8,016 2020 YTD Closures
3,356 2020 YTD Openings

Black Friday is over: Here's why retailers are touting weeks of deals this year

Walmart in $8.8 billion deal to sell Asda

Nordstrom will stop selling real fur, exotic animal skins in 'natural next step'

Shoppers want stores to be closed on Thanksgiving to give workers the day off, survey says

Massive cuts in airline industry unless Congress and White House make a deal

Home Depot taps 20-year veteran as COO; announces other promotions

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2020 RH-ISAC Cyber Intelligence Summit
Tue, October 06 | 08:00 AM EST

The RH-ISAC is proud to present the fully virtual 2020 RH-ISAC Cyber Intelligence Summit on October 6-8, 2020.

Join us for a virtual, three-day event that brings together top cybersecurity leaders and teams representing the most prominent organizations in retailers, restaurants, hotels, gaming casinos, food retailers, consumer products, and other consumer-facing companies.

The RH-ISAC Summit features an RH-ISAC member-driven agenda including sessions delivered by prominent thought leaders, experts from the provider community, collaborative workshops, cybersecurity exercises, and exceptional networking opportunities. This is the "can't miss" event for cybersecurity professionals from the retail and hospitality industries. We look forward to seeing you on webcam in October!

Find out more on the RH-ISAC Summit Website

Fines for Paying Ransom?
Treasury Warns Against Keeping Ransomware Payments Quiet
Victims of ransomware schemes and financial institutions could violate sanctions or anti-money-laundering rules-and face stiff penalties-if they facilitate or make payments to attackers, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a pair of advisories Thursday.

The notices, issued by units of Treasury's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, warned victims and businesses that assist them to be particularly wary of making ransomware payments to blacklisted individuals and entities, including hacker groups in countries such as Iran, North Korea and Russia.

The advisories come on the heels of high-profile ransomware attacks that have disrupted schools, hospitals and global shipping in recent days. wsj.com

A Guide to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
With cybersecurity threats growing exponentially, it has never been more important to put together an efficient cyber-risk management policy, and NIST's framework can help.

One of the main ways in which businesses measure their preparedness in managing cyber-related security risks is to benchmark themselves against the Cybersecurity Framework developed by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce).

The Cybersecurity Framework
Created and ratified by the US Congress in 2014, the Cybersecurity Framework is used by over 30% of US organizations and was projected to reach 50% this year.

The aim of the framework is to:

● integrate industry standards and best practices to help organizations and businesses manage their cybersecurity risks;

● provide a common language that allows staff to develop a shared understanding of their cybersecurity risks;

● give guidance on how to reduce these risks;

● give advice on how to respond and recover from cybersecurity attacks and learn from those incidents. darkreading.com

Since Remote Work Isn't Going Away, Security Should Be the Focus
These three steps will help organizations reduce long-term work-from-home security risks.

Some studies have shown that r
emote employees are less likely to follow security best practices - for example, a report by Malwarebytes showcasing security in today's work from home environment found 18% of respondents said cybersecurity was not a priority. And in a report commissioned by (ISC)², nearly one fourth (23%) of infosec professionals said that cybersecurity incidents experienced by their organization have increased since transitioning to remote work.
To address this concern, security needs to be a priority. Here are the security strategies to keep in mind when transitioning from pandemic to permanent remote infrastructure and how to ensure your team is set up for success.

Adopt a Zero-Trust Approach
Zero trust is a well known security concept centered on the belief that organizations should plan their defenses by
not trusting anything or anyone, both inside and outside of the network perimeter.

Expand Beyond VPN Security
The abrupt shift to remote work led to a massive spike in employees using virtual private networks (VPN) to remotely connect to company networks. However, traditional VPN is not granular enough to meet the needs of today's workplace.
If a device falls into the wrong hands, all bets are off.

Organizations should adopt a
Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA) model, which takes into account context, such as the user's role, device and location when assigning access privileges, to enforce stronger security protocols. Many companies are already seeing the value of ZTNA compared to VPN. Gartner predicts that by 2023, 60% of enterprises will phase out traditional VPNs and use a ZTNA model.

Invest in 'Security Operations'
Just like an annual physical at the doctor's office can help address severe issues before they become worse, regular monitoring of the security health of an organization's resources (from apps to networks and data) will help identify issues and strengthen the overall security posture long-term. darkreading.com

Kylie Jenner's cosmetics company was affected by the Shopify data breach, where 'rogue' staff members may have exposed customer details




Amazon said nearly 20,000 of its workers got coronavirus
Amazon said Thursday that
19,816 of its front-line US employees at Amazon and Whole Foods have tested positive or been presumed positive for the coronavirus, shedding light for the first time on how its workforce has been impacted by Covid-19.

Amazon had repeatedly resisted sharing comprehensive data with the public and with its own workers about the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases at its warehouses, which have become crucial hubs for household supplies during the pandemic. Despite numerous confirmed cases at Amazon warehouses across the country, and around the world,
the e-commerce giant has downplayed the significance of releasing site or aggregate data, making it difficult to get a clear picture of overall infections at its sites.

In a blog post, the company said it did a "thorough analysis of data on all
1,372,000 Amazon and Whole Foods Market front-line employees across the US employed at any time from March 1 to September 19, 2020."

Amazon said it then compared its case rates to the general population during the same period, using reporting from Johns Hopkins University. It claimed that the number of its employees that tested, or were presumed to be, positive was
42% lower than expected based by that comparison. cnn.com

Why Walmart thinks TikTok is the future of its business
For the past five years, nearly every one of Walmart's big moves has seemingly had one goal: to narrow Amazon's embarrassingly huge lead in e-commerce.

Whether the partnership with TokTok turns out to be a brilliant chess move for Walmart or a disastrous distraction, it still shows the traditional retailer is
trying to invent a digital future where it will be a leader of Amazon rather than a follower. If successful, Walmart could become a leader in online video commerce - an area of retail that has been a hit in Asia, but is still nascent in the US. vox.com

Ahold Delhaize USA readies six facilities for self-distribution in 2021






Dallas: Woman, 63, Gets 54 Months for 19-year $3.8M eBay Stolen
Merchandise Scheme
63-year-old resident of Dallas, Kim Richardson, has been ordered to federal prison for her role in a multi-million dollar interstate theft ring involving merchandise sold on eBay.

Judge ordered her to serve a total of 54 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release. She has also agreed to pay $3.8 million in restitution.

Richardson admitted she participated in a conspiracy that
spanned from August 2000 through April 2019. During that time, she shoplifted items as she traveled throughout the United States. She would then sell the stolen merchandise to buyers on eBay and via direct internet sales and sent it to them via the U.S. mail, Federal Express and United Parcel Service.

Richardson stole items from
numerous retail stores. She used shoplifting tools to disable security devices and would exit the store by placing the stolen merchandise in a large black bag she carried.

Buyers sent approximately $3.8 million throughout the scheme into four PayPal accounts linked to Richardson. justice.gov

Hartford, CT: FBI searching for 4 members of Connecticut theft ring behind $65,000 burglaries at upscale clothing retailers
Eight Hartford-area residents have been indicted on charges that they ran a brazen "grab-and-go" theft ring that snatched tens of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from stores across the Northeast late last year. The group has been charged with stealing almost $65,000 worth of clothes and accessories during at least 11 robberies of retail stores from Balenciaga to T.J. Maxx, court records show. Four of the accused have been arrested but four remain at large and wanted by the FBI, including 26-year-old Hartford resident Andres "Coolie" Barclett, who should be considered armed and dangerous, the FBI said Thursday.

A grand jury returned a six-count indictment against the accused crew in September following a months-long investigation named "Operation American Steal" that began last fall after authorities linked a series of robberies across Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire.

The scheme was simple and effective: One or more members of the crew would enter a store as if they were normal customers but would instead grab as much merchandise as they could carry and sprint outside to a waiting getaway car, prosecutors said. The group hit multiple
Ralph Lauren, Balenciaga, Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, Macy's, Marshalls, T.J. Maxx and Dick's Sporting Goods locations across all five states, sometimes stealing from the same store more than once. They would then drive the merchandise back to Connecticut to store in their cars, homes or storage units to either keep for themselves or sell online. courant.com

Wichita, KS: 5 arrested after stealing $16K in items from Wichita stores
Wichita Police have recovered thousands of dollars in merchandise and arrested five people in a theft ring. Police said they identified a crime trend of people stealing a large number of items from multiple businesses. Officers collaborated with others from around the city. Through the efforts, the department arrested 21-year-old Chaquala Mathis, 21-year-old Semaj Muldrow, 21-year-old Khaezia Presley, and a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of felony theft at a home on North Spruce. They allegedly stole over $3,000 in merchandise from Dick's Sporting Goods at Towne West Square. Through further investigation, officers recovered other previously stolen merchandise totaling approximately $13,000. Additionally, two stolen handguns were recovered. Officers also arrested 19-year-old Denita Jones on suspicion of felony theft from previous encounters.

Paducah, KY: Two Men arrested following thefts from multiple Lowe's stores

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Shootings & Deaths

Suffolk County, NY: 7-Eleven Employee Charged in Death of Man Who Shoplifted
A store employee was charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the death of a man outside the store, Suffolk County Police said. Police said the employee, Conroy Jaman, 29, of Hempstead, pursued Raquan Jackson for shoplifting items from the 7-Eleven store at 24-28 Broadhollow Road, Melville, and stabbed him in the chest with a box cutter. The confrontation occurred in a nearby parking lot. Jackson, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Jarman, 29, was charged with manslaughter 2nd degree. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Friday. huntingtonnow.com

Update: Charles County, MD: 7- Eleven Clerk shot and killed in Armed Robbery
The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that occurred inside a 7-Eleven store in Waldorf early Thursday morning. Shortly before 1 a.m., officers responded to the 7-Eleven located on Middletown Road for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation showed that a male entered the store and approached the clerk, then demanded money and produced a firearm. After obtaining the money from the clerk, the suspect shot the victim and fled the store. The victim has been identified as Lynn Marie Maher, 49, Maher died from her injuries on the scene. fox5dc.com

New Castle, DE: 1 killed, 1 injured in parking lot shooting at local restaurant
The shooting happened outside the Casablanca Restaurant on North Dupont Highway around 1 a.m. Friday. When first responders arrived, they found the one victim dead. Another shooting victim arrived at the hospital a short time later. The person's condition has not been released. No other injuries were reported.

Update: Nashville, TN: Mall Shooting: 911 calls reveal terrifying moments inside Opry Mills mall after Wednesday evening shooting
The terrifying moments after a shooting at Opry Mills are heard in the panic of people's voices on 911 calls. From those inside the mall, there was a lot of confusion, fear and the feeling that they needed to run for their lives. "My manager heard gunshots and everyone was running and screaming," said one of the 911 callers from Wednesday night at Opry Mills. "How many shots have you heard? A lot, a lot," was heard on one call between a caller and 911 dispatchers. These 911 calls take us inside the moments patrons believed the worst was happening. Nashville Metro Police responded to the call of a shooting at the mall shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Chicago, IL: Restaurant Employee accidently shoots fellow crew member

UK: Leeds, England: 'Designed to cause maximum terror': Armed Robbers fired pistol and discharged smoke bomb during $90,000 professional gang raid on Post Office


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Port St. Lucie, FL: Domestic Violence: Man charged with Attempted Murder of his girlfriend/ Walmart employee while she was on break
A 26-year-old man was arrested on attempted murder and other charges after allegations he stabbed his ex-girlfriend Wednesday outside a Walmart on Southwest Gatlin Boulevard, according to Port St. Lucie police.
Investigators learned Strong's ex-girlfriend was on her break, sitting in her vehicle in the Walmart parking lot. Strong parked next to her and got in the passenger side of her vehicle. "Once inside her vehicle, he began stabbing her multiples times," police stated. "The victim fled into the Walmart liquor store, where a customer and Walmart employee provided her first aid and called police." tcpalm.com

East Garden City, NY: Man threatened a Loss Prevention with a knife after he and a woman allegedly robbed a Long Island Macy's
Investigators are attempting to identify and locate a man and woman who allegedly walked into the store in the Roosevelt Field Mall in East Garden City at 4:50 pm. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 and placed merchandise into a bag and attempted to leave the store without attempting to pay, Nassau County Police said. Police said the pair attempted to leave Macy's, at which point they were approached by store security. When confronted, the man allegedly took out a knife and began swinging it at the guards before fleeing on foot. No injuries were reported. dailyvoice.com

Hoover, AL: Burger King Manager Steals Thousands, Sets Fire To Restaurant To Conceal Theft
Roderickus Lamar Singleton, 32, was arrested on suspicion of first degree theft of property and second degree arson after the Hoover Police Department was notified on September 11 of a possible embezzlement case at the Burger King located at 1555 Montgomery Highway.
Accounting records revealed that nearly $3000 in cash was missing from the restaurant between September 5 and September 7, police said in a statement. After the restaurant closed on the night of September 7, a small fire broke out in the dining area. A joint investigation by the Hoover Police detectives and the Hoover Fire Marshal's Office found that the fire was intentionally set. newsweek.com

Fresno, CA: Suspect arrested for robbing Best Buy store in River Park
A thief who robbed the Best Buy in the River Park Shopping Center in northeast Fresno didn't get far. Fresno police say a man was talking to a cashier at the store on Thursday afternoon when they pulled out a gun and demanded cash. The employee handed over the money, and then the man took off, driving away as employees triggered the robbery alarm. The driver of the suspect vehicle was taken into custody. It's unclear how much money was stolen from the business. abc30.com

Mechanicsville, MD: Vehicle Rams Into Gun Store; numerous Guns stolen

Brookville, PA: Burger King Employee charged with theft of over $3,000; 313 deleted transactions

College Station, TX: Man pleads guilty to $2,000 Victoria's Secret Theft; sentenced to 4 years for theft and drug charges

Lewisburg, PA: Two Walmart employees in Union County charged for allegedly stealing merchandise valued at over $500

Tucson, AZ: Man faces 22 charges for robberies, assaults


Cargo Theft & Counterfeit

UK Tops Supply Chain thefts in 2020
Half of all thefts from EMEA supply chains took place in the UK in the first half of 2020, with more than $99,500,000 of products were stolen from air, road, sea and rail freight supply chains. According to data from the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) five of the 46 countries recording cargo theft incidents in the first half of 2020 accounted for 87% of losses reported to TAPA and first was the United Kingdom with 1,670 incidents or 50.9% of the half-year total.
Second was Germany with 827 thefts (25.2%); third was the Netherlands with 170 (5.1%) and fourth was Spain with 129 thefts (3.9%). Russia ranked fifth. The UK also recorded the highest number of major cargo losses, according to TAPA, with 56 or 63.6% of all crimes with a value of 100,000 euros or more during the six month period. These produced a total loss of.$33 million or an average of $578,000. logisticsmanager.com

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Best Buy - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Toledo, OH - Robbery
C-Store - Willits, CA - Burglary
C-Store - Norfolk, VA - Burglary
Dollar General - Florence, SC - Robbery
Guns - Mechanicsville, MD - Burglary
Macy's - Long Island, NY - Armed Robbery
Nail Salon - Houston, TX - Burglary
Restaurant - Staten Island, NY - Burglary
Restaurant - Lawton, OK - Burglary
Restaurant - Lawton, OK - Burglary
Restaurant - Gaffney, SC - Burglary
Restaurant - Canyon, TX - Burglary
Restaurant - Buffalo, NY - Burglary
Restaurant - Du Quoin, IL - Burglary
Walgreens - Maryville, IL - Burglary
7-Eleven - Honolulu, HI - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Suffolk County, NY - Armed Robbery / Clerk shot and killed
7-Eleven - Charles County, MD - Robbery / Suspect stabbed and killed


Daily Totals:
• 7 robberies
• 12 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 2 killed


Weekly Totals:
• 65 robberies
• 32 burglaries
• 3 shootings
• 3 killed


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