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Sensormatic Solutions Releases Results of 2020 Holiday Consumer Survey

Consumers are more likely to shop in-store on weekdays this holiday season

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, today announced that Sensormatic Solutions, its leading global retail solutions portfolio, released the results of its 2020 Holiday Consumer Survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers. A key finding revealed that nearly half of respondents (43%) have already started or plan to start their holiday shopping as early as October.

Other key findings include:
• 65% say they are very concerned or concerned about shopping in-store this holiday season.
• 80% said they would use buy online, ship to home services this holiday shopping season.
• This was followed by in-store shopping (39%) and other fulfillment services like buy online, pickup in-store (BOPIS) (33%), buy online, curbside pickup (33%).

"Despite concerns about COVID-19, many consumers still plan to shop in-store this holiday season and others will take advantage of services like BOPIS or curbside," said Kim Melvin, Global Leader of Marketing, Sensormatic Solutions. "For in-store shopping, this requires retailers to provide their customers with a safe and comfortable experience. Real-time occupancy tracking solutions can help by not only ensuring retailers comply with social distancing guidelines, but also optimizing cleaning schedules for high-touch areas and providing a better understanding of staffing needs both inside and outside the store." Read More Here

In Case You Missed It: Sensormatic Solutions predicts the 2020 top busiest holiday shopping days

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

Former eBay Global Security Team Pleading Guilty in Fed Court

Two Former Ebay Employees Plead Guilty To Aggressive Cyberstalking Campaign Targeting Natick, MA Couple

Two former employees of eBay, Inc.
pleaded guilty today to their roles in a cyberstalking campaign targeting the editor and publisher of a newsletter that eBay executives viewed as critical of the company.

Stephanie Popp, 32, of San Jose, Calif., eBay's former Senior Manager of Global Intelligence, and Veronica Zea, 26, of San Jose, Calif., a former eBay contractor who worked as an intelligence analyst in eBay's Global Intelligence Center (GIC),
pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses. Scheduled sentencing for Feb. 25, 2021.

Popp and Zea were charged along with co-defendants Brian Gilbert, 51, of San Jose, Calif., a former Senior Manager of Special Operations for eBay's Global Security Team and Stephanie Stockwell, 26, of Redwood City, Calif., the former manager of eBay's GIC. Gilbert and Stockwell are
scheduled to plead guilty on Oct. 29, 2020.

Former eBay executives, James Baugh and David Harville, were charged on June 15, 2020. Phil Cooke, another former member of eBay's Global Security Team, was also charged and is
scheduled to plead guilty on Oct. 27, 2020

The charges of conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses each carry a
sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000 and restitution. justice.gov

In Case You Missed It... Here's the Daily's full coverage on the case:

June 15: Former Senior Director of Safety & Security & Other Global Security Team Members Arrested, Facing 5 Yrs Prison & 3 Yrs Supervised Release & $250,000 Fine

June 15 Special Report: "Emotionally & Psychologically Terrorizing Middle-Aged Couple"

June 16: What They're All Saying - The Story Behind the Story - eBay's Former CEO Directed His Rage?

June 17: EBay's Former PR Chief Is 'Executive 2' in Cyberstalking Indictment

June 18: 'Having a Prosperous LP Career Without Compromising Ethical & Moral Standards'
- Op/Ed article by John Velke, SVP of Risk Management & Loss Prevention, Total Wine & More

June 22: ● eBay's Former CEO Denies Any Link to Cyberstalking
● eBay's Two Efforts - Separate & Independent - Asset Protection & Global Security

eBay corporate statement provided to the Daily

July 8: Seventh Former eBay Employee Charged in Aggressive Cyberstalking Campaign

September 28: NY Times Expose': 'Inside eBay's Cockroach Cult: The Ghastly Story of a Stalking Scandal'

Retail Top Leading Activity for Workplace Homicides

Report: Death on the Job - The Toll of Neglect

Workplace violence 2nd leading cause of occupational fatalities

The 29th edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect features state and federal data on worker fatalities, injuries and illnesses, as well as worker protections. The report is put together by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest federation of unions in the U.S.

In particular, the report examines some of the industries and workers most affected by the pandemic. Data shows that at least 163,000 health care workers have been infected by COVID-19, and 713 have died as of the end of September, while the meatpacking, food processing and farming industries reported more than 58,000 infections and 238 deaths from April 22 to September 16.

According to the report, susceptible work environments include indoor workplaces, those with poorly ventilated spaces or crowded working conditions, and where workers are in proximity to infected individuals.

Other statistics in the report include that workplace violence accounted for 828 deaths, including 453 homicides. Workplace violence was the second leading cause of occupational fatalities, behind transportation incidents (2,080 deaths).

A third of the fatalities involved workers 55 and older, while those 65 or older had a fatality rate of 9.6 per 100,000 workers. The overall fatality rate was 3.5 per 100,000 workers.

States with the highest fatality rates were Wyoming (11.5 per 100,000 workers), Alaska (9.9), North Dakota (9.6), West Virginia (7.9) and South Dakota (6.9). securitymagazine.com

Editor's Note: The D&D Daily's 2018 Retail Violent Fatalities report shows that there were 488 retail-related deaths that year. Of those deaths, 108 were retail associates - 20 of whom were killed in a homicide/suicide and 14 were killed by a former co-worker or relative. So the 46 retail homicides reported in the AFL-CIO data were loosely in line with our own reporting, which is basely only on publicly reported data. Another similarity we found was the gender breakdown, with men making up a large share of homicides.

See the Daily's most recent 'Retail Violent Fatalities Report' here.


In St. Paul and Minneapolis, hundreds join in second night of protests

No arrests were reported after the marches wrapped up Thursday,
one night after 51 people were taken into custody

Protesters took to the streets for a second night Thursday to decry the release of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd on May 25.

The rallies - one in St. Paul, one in Minneapolis - came on the heels of a march Wednesday night in south Minneapolis that ended when 51 people were arrested near the Police Department's Fifth Precinct headquarters. As of 10:15 p.m. Thursday, the rallies appeared to have wrapped up, and no one had been arrested.

At the St. Paul event, dubbed the Secret March, hundreds of people, including family members of Minnesotans killed by police, marched down University Avenue to the State Capitol. The marchers carried signs bearing the names of 100 people killed by police in Minnesota, along with five coffins and a sign that said, "Who will be next?" startribune.com

Portland Protests: Multnomah County DA unveils tool to track  arrests, cases
The Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt unveiled a new statistical dashboard on Tuesday that allows the public to stay informed on cases and arrests regarding the protests in Portland. The data shows that white people account for nine out of 10 arson charges and 94 out of 125 property damage charges (or 75%) in cases police referred to the DA. Additionally, two-thirds of people charged with protest-related crimes are ages 35 and under. wweek.com

Wauwatosa, WI: Mother of teen killed by police hospitalized after arrest at protest

Interactive Timeline: Reconstructing 7 days of protests in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death

Milwaukee police call for peaceful protests, condemn looting and violence

LAPD Seeks $25M to Purchase Thousands More Body-Worn Cameras

Charleston, WV: Kroger workers protest, call for return of more hazard benefits


COVID Update

US: Over 7.8M Cases - 218K Dead - 5M Recovered
Worldwide: Over 37M Cases - 1M Dead - 27.8M Recovered

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 190   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 118
*Red indicates change in total deaths

COVID Cases Trending Up Across All U.S. Regions
U.S. reporting more than 46,000 positive Covid-19 tests on average every day

The US is averaging more than 46,000 new Covid-19 infections each day -- up 12% from the previous week and more than double what the country was seeing in June, as lockdown restrictions were easing.

On Thursday, the number of cases reported in the country -- 57,191 -- was the highest in almost two months, and 10 states saw their highest seven-day averages of new daily cases.

And where in the past just one or a few regions were experiencing a growth in cases, infections are now on the rise across all regions.

It's a case count that experts warn is far too high, ahead of what's forecast to be a challenging -- and deadly -- winter season. The latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ensemble forecast says US Covid-19 deaths could reach 233,000 by the end of this month. cnn.com

Resources for Restaurants to Safely Reopen at BackToOpen.com
RLPSA has created and gathered resources to help you open safely. Before implementing any of these resources check with your organization's internal policies and procedures.

Resources include:
See where each state currently stands for reopening
● e-Commerce, Fraud and Chargeback challenges
● ServSafe new video on reopening dining rooms safely

● Helpful scripts associates can use when encountering COVID-19 issues
● Restaurants Managing Crisis Whitepaper
● De-escalation Q&A in the time of COVID-19
● How to partner with law enforcement and top tips on physical security
● Printable signage from the CDC including hand washing signs, etc.
● Social Distancing signage for printing
● National Restaurant Association Opening Guidelines
● Best Practices for Opening from the Food & Drug Administration
● And more!

  Check back often for more resources.

Disneyland layoffs include 1,800 security guards and attraction operators

The head of the White House security office is critically ill with Covid-19

NYC: Jewish group sues Gov. Cuomo over new COVID-19 restrictions

NY Board of Rabbis calls for 'responsible behavior' following protests


Yelp adds alerts for businesses accused of racism
The crowd-sourced review platform said it will allow customers to flag racist behavior, and it will place an alert on an establishment's page when it "gains public attention for reports of racist conduct, such as using racist language or symbols." A link to a news article explaining the business' problematic behavior will be included in the message. cnn.com

Teamsters Prepare To Strike Against Some SoCal Grocers
More than 4,000 Teamster warehouse workers and truck drivers that deliver food and supplies to Southern California grocery stores are facing the possibility of a work shutdown. Grocery supply chain workers and their employers - Albertsons (includes Vons and Pavilions) and Kroger (includes Ralphs and Food4Less) - have been in contract negotiations since early August. The workers' contract expired on Sept. 20 and both parties agreed to an extension. However, with no meaningful progress on the key issue of health care, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, Teamster negotiators say they had no choice but to give a 72-hour notice to cancel the contract extension and prepare to strike. theshelbyreport.com

Retailers Brace for a Black Friday Without Crowds
Pandemic fears, distancing requirements, and job losses could dampen holiday madness.

Traditional brick-and-mortar holiday shopping has been declining for a decade as consumers flock to e-commerce, and the Covid-19 outbreak and recession will only hasten its fall. With barely seven weeks left, merchants are scrambling to prepare stores and websites to make up for lost time.

The holiday playbook of opening stores right after family Thanksgiving feasts, lining the weekend with doorbuster sales, and cramming shops with inventory and workers has been thrown out the window. Stores will be reconfigured, with fewer racks on the floor and service stations spread farther apart. Online sales will take center stage. Supply chains will be strained like never before as businesses try to keep up with record e-commerce purchases, with distribution centers hiring tens of thousands more workers to package and ship orders.

"This will go down as the most difficult holiday season to prepare for, whether you're a retailer, a vendor, or anything in between," says Joel Bines, co-head of retail consulting at AlixPartners LLP. bloomberg.com

Curbside Pickup Emerging as Store Savior & Cabin Fever Escape
The popularity of curbside pickup reveals that the future of retail is not just more packages piling up on people's doorsteps. Beyond satisfying the need for contactless shopping in the pandemic, it taps into Americans' desire to drive to a store, a pull that can be just as strong as, or even stronger than, the convenience of home delivery.

"Americans are used to their cars and actually do like stores, so this is kind of a hybrid where you're getting the best of both worlds," said Oliver Chen, a retail analyst at Cowen.

As of August, about three-fourths of the top 50 store-based retailers in the United States offered curbside pickup. Target curbside up 700%, 41% of Best Buy's Q2 online sales.

The rise in curbside pickup, part of a larger surge in e-commerce sales, has implications for preserving retail jobs, though workers' duties are likely to transform. It is also helping to keep brick-and-mortar spaces relevant when thousands of storefronts have emptied out as more customers move online. nytimes.com

Coresight Research
Weekly Store Tracker: Week 41
8,007 2020 YTD Closures
3,366 2020 YTD Openings

Quarterly Results
Domino's Q3 U.S. comp's up 17.5%, total revenue up 17.9%
McDonald's Q3 U.S. comp's up 4.6%, International down 4.4%, total down 2.2%

  September Net Sales: The Buckle comp's up 22.9%, net sales up 22.7%

ISC West Virtual Event Drives 6,000 Registrants - 89 Countries

Best Buy kicks off Black Friday on Oct. 13-14

Penney expected to emerge from Chapter 11 in December & close 144 more stores

Target HQ employees won't return to downtown offices until at least June 2021

Indiana, PA: Man accused of shoplifting from Sheetz sues police on excessive force claim

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

Sr. Dir. Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) - Ross Stores - Dublin, CA
The position is responsible for directing and leading the development of companywide risk control business plans and strategies consistent with company objectives. Strategies will focus on reducing the frequency and severity of associate and customer injuries and illnesses, compliance with governmental regulatory agencies, including OSHA, EPA, and DOT requirements, and the protection of the Company's assets. jobs.rossstores.com

Director of Governance, Risk, & Compliance - DoorDash - San Francisco, CA
Understand and apply enterprise policies, standards and framework for governance, risk and compliance. Manage the security and awareness program across the organization and design and roll out team specific training based on criticality of role or access to sensitive information. Create and manage a data loss prevention program and work with security and applicable stakeholders to implement the appropriate technologies and define and monitor anomalous events. linkedin.com

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Solutions for Covid-safe retailing

For over 40 years, Sekura Global has been a trusted LP and security partner for the world's leading retailers. Today, changing times have brought a new set of challenges, so Sekura Global has moved quickly to help the world of retail get back to business.

For retailers looking to re-open or ramp-up operations, Sekura Global has a range of Covid-safe solutions to help shoppers and staff feel safer when in-store.


SteryBot® is an autonomous robot that uses hospital-grade UVC light to sterilise stores during closing hours. It kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses, to create Covid-safe retail environments.

The use of UVC light has long been proven in medical environments that require the strictest standards of sterilisation. SteryBot® combines this technology with autonomous robotics to deliver an essential safety solution for the retail sector.

Proper disinfection of stores has become critical to retailers. Traditional, manual disinfection methods are simply too unreliable and present potential infection risk to staff. That's why we have introduced SteryBot®. Our fully automated disinfection solution ensures an entirely reproducible process that delivers consistent dosage and coverage - without the risk of human error.

Dynamic social distancing system

To help retailers get Covid-safe, Sekura Global offers a next-generation tagging system that enables dynamic social distancing.

Our new system uses ultra-wideband technology to help staff maintain required gaps in the workplace, giving employees personal alerts when they are too close to a colleague. For staff, this brings workplace reassurance. For retailers, this means meeting their social distancing responsibilities while maximising possible staff capacity.

The tagging system also supports contact tracing so, in the event of an infection, business disruption is minimised because any necessary quarantines can be highly targeted.

PPE Essentials

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Only 27.9% of organizations able to maintain compliance with the PCI DSS
Global organizations continue to put their customers' cardholder data at risk due to a lack of long term payment security strategy and execution, flags the Verizon report. With many companies struggling to retain qualified CISOs or security managers, the lack of long-term security thinking is severely impacting sustained compliance within the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Cybercriminals still mostly targeting payment data
Payment data remains one of the most sought after and lucrative targets by cybercriminals with 9 out of 10 data breaches being financially motivated, as highlighted by the report. Within the retail sector alone, 99 percent of security incidents were focused on acquiring payment data for criminal use.

On average only 27.9 percent of global organizations maintained full compliance with the PCI DSS, which was developed to help businesses that offer card payment facilities protect their payment systems from breaches and theft of cardholder data.

More concerning, this is the third successive year that a decline in compliance has occurred with a 27.5 percentage point drop since compliance peaked in 2016. helpnetsecurity.com

Number of corporate credentials exposed on the dark web increased by 429%
While there has been a year-over-year decrease in publicly disclosed data breaches, an Arctic Wolf report reveals that the number of corporate credentials with plaintext passwords on the dark web has increased by 429 percent since March.

For a typical organization, this means there are now, on average, 17 sets of corporate credentials available on the dark web that could be used by hackers.

With access to just one corporate account, attackers can easily execute account takeover attacks, which allow them to move laterally within an organization's corporate network and gain access to sensitive data, intellectual property, competitive information, or funds. helpnetsecurity.com


National Security Agency launches the Center for Cybersecurity Standards
The National Security Agency announced the official launch of the Center for Cybersecurity Standards (CCSS) in the Cybersecurity Directorate. This office will lead NSA's Cybersecurity mission to engage with standards bodies to communicate security requirements and influence standards to secure our National Security Systems and provide support to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).

As the U.S. Government relies increasingly on commercial products to secure National Security Systems (i.e. systems that carry classified or otherwise sensitive information), partnerships with industry help ensure security requirements are built into development processes.

"Our goal is to create cybersecurity improvements through emerging opportunities by working with government partners like the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), international partners like Common Criteria, and industry groups to ensure future standards are both strong and practical, matching the level of security needed for each product," states Neal Ziring, Technical Director, NSA Cybersecurity. nsa.gov

AG Barr Announces Publication of Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework
Attorney General William P. Barr announced today the release of "Cryptocurrency: An Enforcement Framework," a publication produced by the Attorney General's Cyber-Digital Task Force. The Framework provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging threats and enforcement challenges associated with the increasing prevalence and use of cryptocurrency; details the important relationships that the Department of Justice has built with regulatory and enforcement partners both within the United States government and around the world; and outlines the Department's response strategies. justice.gov

Cyberattacks Up, But Companies (Mostly) Succeed in Securing Remote Workforce

Key Considerations & Best Practices for Establishing a Secure Remote Workforce




Amazon Pushes for More Covid-19 Disclosures. Companies Say No.
Amazon last week called on other large companies to
share the results of their workplace Covid-19 testing and disclose the rate at which employees are quarantining. So far, their answer appears to be no.

U.S. companies are in the midst of an unprecedented effort to prevent and quickly contain outbreaks as they bring more staff back to
factories, restaurants, offices and entertainment studios.

Companies including
Walmart Inc, Ford Motor Co., Kroger Co. and Smithfield Foods Inc. have provided Covid-19 diagnostic testing to workers with varying degrees of regularity. Some employees are tested daily and others every week. Some firms ship swabs to the homes of employees who fear they have been infected, while others host on-site testing.

Many companies are loath to share their results publicly beyond what they must relay to public health agencies because they aren't required to.
Some find publishing the information burdensome and don't want to open themselves up to criticism if trends take a turn for the worse, testing advisers say. wsj.com

Walmart signs trio of drone deals as it races to play catch-up with Amazon
Brent Morgan is one of many Americans who have had a Walmart package dropped off at his home during the coronavirus pandemic. Yet his delivery did not fit the typical mold. A drone flew overhead and dropped a bag in his front lawn. Inside, there was an at-home Covid-19 test kit.

The aerial delivery in Morgan's Las Vegas neighborhood is part of
a new effort by Walmart to understand how drones could expand its on-demand deliveries and help it better compete with Amazon.

Over the past month, Walmart has announced three deals with drone operators to test different uses for the drones. It's teamed up with Flytrex to
deliver groceries and household essentials in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It plans to launch another pilot project with Zipline, a company best known for its medical drone deliveries in African countries like Ghana and Rwanda, for on-demand deliveries of health and wellness products early next year. And it's testing deliveries of at-home Covid-19 test kits with Quest Diagnostics and DroneUp in Las Vegas and Cheektowaga, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. cnbc.com

Staples To Pilot A Drop-Off Program For Easier E-Commerce Returns
Office supply chain Staples is following the lead of retailers like Kohl's and is planning to use its stores as drop-off locations for returns of goods sold by other online brands.

Staples is partnering with returns and reverse logistics tech firm Optoro to allow consumers to bring returns to the more than 1,000 Staples stores in this country, and get credit for returned items through a QR code on their phones. forbes.com

Tone raises $4M to help e-commerce brands text with their customers




Organized Cybercrime That Included Stores Merchandise
Chinese Nationals Involved in $1.1 Million Gift Card Fraud Scheme
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Two Chinese nationals involved in a $1.1 million fraud scheme involving gift cards, have both pleaded guilty and one has been sentenced for their respective roles in the conspiracy.

According to court documents, Yuchen Zhang, 23, of Manassas, and Shouming Sun, 41, of Herndon, were part of a wire fraud conspiracy in which members of the conspiracy contacted victims by telephone or through social media and assumed fictitious identities. The conspirators falsely claimed to be from the Internal Revenue Service or an employee of a financial institution, and falsely told victims they were entitled to money or under some form of immediate financial threat, such as having their personal identification information compromised by known criminals. The co-conspirators used these ruses and others to
trick the victims into purchasing gift cards and then sending to them the gift cards' redemption codes. The redemption codes allow the gift cards to be redeemed without being in possession of the physical card. Zhang, Sun and others then used the fraudulently obtained redemption codes to purchase goods totaling approximately $1.15 million.

Sun was sentenced today to seven months in prison. Zhang pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when sentenced on Feb. 10, 2021. justice.gov

Port Jervis, NY: Hudson Valley Man Found With Drugs, Cash, Stolen Goods
A Hudson Valley man is free without bail after police allegedly found large quantities of drugs, cash and stolen property in his home. On Thursday, Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler and Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden announced the arrest of a suspect and the recovery of large quantities of narcotics, cash and stolen property. Vinny Hannon, 24, of Port Jervis, was arrested after police executed a search warrant in his apartment. Hannon was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of marijuana and criminal possession of stolen property.

The search of the apartment revealed a number of drugs and related items, police say, including: 91 glassine envelopes of heroin or fentanyl;1 gram of crack cocaine;1 gram of powder cocaine;2 pounds of marijuana;111 Oxycodone pills;51 Oxycontin pills;3 Xanax pills; A pill press, drug-packaging materials, and scales.
Police also allegedly recovered from the apartment over $38,000 in cash and approximately $20,000 worth of stolen retail merchandise, still in its packages, which Hannon is alleged to have exchanged during narcotics purchases. hudsonvalleypost.com

Folsom, CA: Walgreens heist leads to pursuit, 3 felony arrests
A mad dash to pilfer a Folsom Walgreens of cosmetic merchandise last Friday evening resulted in the arrest of three women who have been charged with multiple felonies. Shortly after 8 p.m. last Friday, the Folsom Police dispatch center received a report of a theft in progress at Walgreens, on Riley St. The reporting party told dispatchers that three female subjects had quickly filled large trash bags with more than $1,000 worth of cosmetic products and fled. Upon getting the call, Folsom Police officers quickly located the vehicle on Highway 50. During what was considered a high-risk vehicle stop, the Nissan fled from officers, leading them on an approximately 20-mile pursuit, reaching speeds over 120 mph. The pursuit came to an end when the suspects' vehicle caused a collision on Highway 50. The collision resulted in a pregnant mother being sent to the hospital where they were reported to be OK and later released.
Officers recovered more than $4,000 worth of stolen merchandise, along with several thousand dollars in additional product stolen from a Walgreens location in Citrus Heights earlier the same night. goldcountrymedia.com

Foxboro, MA: CVS Shoplifter was fleeing Police; Go Fund Me created for 74 year old man's medical bills after being seriously injured, his dog was killed
The man seriously injured in a head-on collision with a car carrying shoplifting suspects allegedly attempting to elude police is recovering but his pet dog, also seriously injured, had to be euthanized, the victim's lawyer said Wednesday. Edward Fitzpatrick, 74, of a self-employed plumber who lives in Walpole, suffered multiple leg fractures and a ruptured aorta in the crash Sunday but is recovering at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, his lawyer, Mike Santo of Bellmore, N.Y., said. Sadly, his 7-year-old Australian Shepherd Cate was left paralyzed by injuries she suffered in the crash on North Street, Santo said, adding that Fitzpatrick raised Cate from a puppy.

Meanwhile, a Go Fund Me account has been created to pay for medical bills for Cate and help pay for medical bills for Fitzpatrick which are expected to exceed his insurance. Fitzpatrick is facing the likelihood of more surgery, Santo said. Police say Fitzgerald's truck was struck head on by a car driven by a New York City man while allegedly speeding after a shoplifting incident at CVS at Patriot Place on Route 1. Since it was created Tuesday, the
Go Fund Me account has raised over $18,000.

Meanwhile, police said Wednesday during an ongoing investigation police now believe
the driver of the car and his passenger were involved in not only the CVS shoplifting but numerous other retail pharmacy thefts all over New England and up and down the East Coast. They were targeting expensive over the counter name brand medications, as well as fragrances, and personal health items, according to a press release. A search warrant executed on the suspects' vehicle yielded over 311 items, valued at over $9,500 in pharmacy merchandise, as well as tools and items commonly used by retail theft rings, according to police. thesunchronicle.com

Rome, GA: Trading Company business owner received over $14,000 in stolen property
A West Rome business owner accused of receiving thousands of dollars worth of stolen music equipment was released from jail Thursday on bond. According to Floyd County Jail reports and warrants: Earl Lamar Renfroe Jr., 40, retained a variety of music equipment including Gibson Les Paul and Fender Telecaster guitars, Peavy and B-52 amplifiers and other microphones, cords and cables. The equipment was located by Floyd County police inside Renfro's business, the West Rome Trading Co., and had a total combined value of over $14,000. Renfroe was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property as part of what the FCPD says is an ongoing, multi-county investigation.

Plattsburgh, NY: Woman arrested in $1,500 Felont Theft from Walmart

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Shootings & Deaths

Columbus, OH: Teen Suspect killed, 2 others hurt after Armed Robbery at northeast Columbus C-store
A 19-year-old robbery suspect is dead and a store clerk and customer are recovering in hospitals after a shooting at a convenience store in northeast Columbus early Friday morning, police said. A 911 caller reported shots were fired during a robbery at the Beechcroft Newsstand located on E. Dublin-Granville Road shortly after 1 a.m., according to a dispatcher. Juanye Hawkins-Payne, one of the robbery suspects, died at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Store clerk Hamad Mobarak and customer Victor H. Mendez, 29, were taken to area hospitals where they are expected to recover. Police arrested and charged robbery suspect Daythan Jones, 20, with murder. Janiece N. Prowell-Bias, 18, was also charged with murder. abc6onyourside.com

Richmond, KY: One man shot and killed during burglary; EKU placed on lock-down
One man is dead after a shooting that sent Eastern Kentucky University's main campus into lockdown for a short time. It happened around 1:45 a.m. Friday on Main Street in Richmond. According to the Richmond Police Department, officers were called out for a burglary at an apartment underneath the Visiting Angels store on East Main Street. Police say two people were inside the apartment when a man tried to break in and shots ended up being fired.

Orlando, FL: Arrest made in connection with shooting outside of Mall at Millenia
The Mall at Millenia is expected to open as scheduled Friday at 11 a.m., according to its website, after shots were fired outside the mall Thursday evening. Early Friday morning, Orlando police said they made one arrest in connection with the shooting. The suspect has been identified as Trey'von Graham, 19. He's facing charges of attempted first-degree murder with a firearm and discharging a firearm in public. Investigators said no other additionals suspects were being sought. The Orlando Police Department said off-duty officers were working inside the mall at around 6 p.m. when they heard the gunshots and responded to the food court entrance. OPD Deputy Chief Eric Smith said, "[The officers] responded to the training, engaged the suspects and took them down without incident." Initially, police said they took four people into custody.

Nashville, TN: Suspect accused of shooting 4 outside Nashville market in custody

Albany, GA: Caught on Camera! Gunman Shoots Shopper in Georgia Convenience Store


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Island Empire, CA: Firefighter Impersonator Indicted In Pharmacy Robberies; indicted on 8 felony counts by a federal grand jury
A 50-year-old man accused of perpetrating a half-dozen robberies throughout the Inland Empire, holding up pharmacies while wearing a medical mask, was indicted Wednesday on six counts of robbery and two counts of attempted robbery. He is the same man who, five years ago, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of impersonating a firefighter at a local wildfire command post. Prosecutors allege the defendant targeted pharmacies in Colton, Moreno Valley and San Bernardino. patch.com

Tulsa, OK: Police need help identifying suspected diamond thief
Tulsa police need your help identifying a person of interest who they say stole diamond rings. Investigators say the suspect entered a local jewelry store and asked to see a few rings, and while comparing them, he grabbed them from the employee and ran out of the store. ktul.com

McCracken County, KY: Four Harleys stolen in smash and grab at Kentucky dealer
On Tuesday, October 6, at 3:51 a.m., McCracken County deputies say four suspects broke into the Four Rivers Harley-Davidson dealership on Old Husbands Road and stole four 2020 Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The General Manager of the dealership posted on Facebook, "Insurance doesn't pay for what the profit would have been for the store. So that means it directly affects my paycheck, therefore stealing from the store is stealing from me." wkrg.com

State College, PA: Former Nittany Clothiers, Inc employee charged with 3 Felony Counts of forgery for over $5,000 theft

Northfield, IL: Two Former employee charged in $83,000 Felony Theft from local business

Glendale, CA: Armed Felon on Probation Back Behind Bars After Allegedly Shoplifting at Macy's at Glendale Galleria




C-Store - Athens, TN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Athens, TN - Armed Robbery
C-Store- Columbus, OH - Armed Robbery/ suspect killed
C-Store - Tyler, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Cleveland, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Bay City, MI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Mobile, AL - Armed Robbery
Gaming - Bartow County, GA - Burglary
Jewelry - Tulsa, OK - Robbery
Jewelry - Taylor, MI - Robbery
Jewelry - Grove City, OH - Robbery
Motorcycle - McCracken County, KY - Burglary
Restaurant - Columbus, OH - Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 11 robberies
• 2 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 1 killed


Weekly Totals:
• 85 robberies
• 19 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 1 killed

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