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October's Moving Ups

9 New Senior LPs - 4 Appointments - 5 Promotions

Amazon Web Services promoted Joseph Coleman to Senior Security Manager
BJ's Wholesale Club promoted Joe Tellone to Director, Field Asset Protection & Safety
BJ's Wholesale Club promoted Jeff McAvoy to Asset Protection Analytics Manager
Burlington Stores named Ryan Merkel Project Manager, Physical Security
Duluth Trading Company named Jeffrey Fulmer Director of Asset Protection & Safety
Everon named David Brightly Vice President & Chief Safety Officer
Harris Teeter named Dennis Smith, CFI, LPC Regional Asset Protection Manager
Intellicheck promotes Jonathan Robins to Chief Technology Officer
Raley's promoted Ajla Gabela LPC to Director of Asset Protection

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The UK's Emerging Use of Biometrics in Retail Security

Biometrics in Retailing: Latest Thinking and Best Practices

Join us for updates & an informed discussion on emerging use of biometrics in retailing

Biometric authentication, such as fingerprint and facial recognition, provide a higher level of security by using characteristics that are extremely difficult to duplicate or steal.

For retailers looking to control staff access, manage time & attendance and high security areas, to what extent do biometrics represent an opportunity Vs current methods?

This session, which will start with a presentation from one of the retailers in the working group who will share their multi-year experience of a store wide deployment of biometrics and share their latest thinking. This will be followed by updates and commentary from other retailers in the group, including an update on the use of facial recognition in Distribution Centres for staff access control

This meeting is for retailers, CPG's and academics only.



The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Prepare Now for Holiday Heists & Violence
Allied Universal's 10 Retail Shopping Safety Tips to Keep Holiday Heists and Christmas Criminals from Ruining the Magic of the Season
IRVINE, Calif. - Nov. 1, 2023 - With a rise in looting, smash-and-grabs, active assailant and other security-impacting incidents in malls and retail locations, shoppers are concerned about their safety this upcoming holiday season.

Allied Universal®, the world's leading security and facility services provider, knows better than most that the
holidays mean an uptick in crime, with the severity and frequency of these incidents almost certainly heightened in November and December.

Following are Allied Universal's top
10 shopping safety tips that can keep holiday heists and Christmas criminals from ruining the magic of the season.

Safety Tips for Holiday Shoppers:

1. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
2. Shop during daylight or at unpopular times. If you shop at night or during busy times, use buddy system.
3. Don't shop 'til you drop. Fatigue makes you more vulnerable to hazards and threats.
4. Shop at retail locations with visible security guards.
5. Know what to do in an emergency. Know the locations of exits, fire alarm pulls and hiding places.
6. Protect your wallet and credit card information, especially in line to pay.
7. Consider how much you're buying at once and how you'll get it home safely.
8. Park and lock your vehicle in a well-lit spot. Allow extra time and patience in busy parking lots.
9. Don't leave valuables or purchased merchandise in your vehicle where it can be seen. Conceal all items.
10. If you find yourself in a dangerous or unsafe situation, try to get away as quickly and safely as possible. If you can't do that, find a safe place to hide. And, if you can't do that, defend and protect yourself.

Supporting Data:

According to the nearly 2,000 global chief security officers who took part in the 2023 World Security Report:

49% of North American companies are expecting to experience security incidents involving violent criminals. (61% in U.S., 33% global average)

46% of North American companies are expecting to experience security incidents involving petty criminals. (51% in U.S., 35% global average)

Last year's most common external security threat was theft of company physical property at 32%
. (34% in U.S., 22% global average)  ausnewsroom.aus.com

Jewelry Stores Are A Top Target for Crime
2023 Big Survey: More than 9 out of 10 Jewelers Have Been the Victim of Crime

Armed robbery came in at No. 8 among types of crime, but level was still alarmingly high.

CRIME IS SADLY pretty much an inevitable part of being a jeweler in North America, with
92% of store owners telling the 2023 Big Survey they had been the victim of some form of nefarious effort to steal the precious goods they sell during their career.

Credit card fraud topped the list of crime type, with 40% of jewelers saying it had happened in their store. The top 5 was filled out by shoplifting (37%), burglary (30%), grab and run (25%) and distraction theft (24%). Armed robbery came in at No. 8, but was still alarmingly high at 11%. Perhaps most disappointing was the high number of jewelers who had experienced internal theft at 21%. Basically, you can never drop your guard.

Jewelers in
Canada reported being the most frequent targets of armed robbery with 29% saying they had been held up at gunpoint. (Although our sample size was small - Canadian jewelers accounted for only 4% of survey respondents). In the US, the West saw the most armed robberies, with 16% of jewelers saying they'd been targeted for such violence.

Among the
8% of respondents who said they'd never experienced a crime, most acknowledged how lucky they had been - or prepared. One commented: "None, everyone owns/carries a gun."

According to the Jewelers' Security Alliance,
crime against the U.S. jewelry industry reached a record level in 2022, with 2,211 reported incidents - the highest the JSA has ever documented. That represented an increase of 31% from 2021, when 1,687 crimes were reported.  instoremag.com

Editor's Note: This reporting tracks with the D&D Daily's exclusive retail crime reports. According to our 2022 Retail Robbery & Burglary Report, jewelry stores were the most targeted store type for incidents of robbery and burglary in 2022. In our recent Mid-Year 2023 Robbery & Burglary report, jewelry stores were the second most targeted store type, following only c-stores.  

California City Seeing 82% ORC Spike
DA blames state laws: 'Unable to prosecute repeat offenders'

How Roseville police work with businesses to fight retail theft

Roseville has seen its share of organized retail theft with an 82% jump in the last three years.

Law enforcement agencies and
district attorneys up and down the state say the reason for the spike in retail theft is Prop 47, an initiative aimed at tackling prison overcrowding passed by voters in 2014. It makes non-violent theft a misdemeanor when the value is less than $950.

Ciampa says
it's only made the thieves smarter. "They'll have multiple bags and they've got their phone as a calculator or an actual calculator, and they'll know how much is in each bag, so if they do get confronted or they do get caught, they drop a bag here they drop a bag there," he said.

And the consequences are low if they're arrested. Placer County District Attorney Morgan Gire says his office saw a 67% increase in cases involving retail theft from 2021 to 2022. He says one of
the biggest problems with California's current laws is not being able to prosecute repeat offenders.

"The idea behind Prop 47 that people who repeatedly steal might need some services... that's very true, but it's not working, what we're doing now. Unfortunately, change is probably going to look a lot like initiatives and voter-enacted changes because
the legislature at least at this point doesn't seem to have an appetite to roll back any of the changes," he said.  abc10.com

Report Casts Doubt Over Target's Theft Closures
The complicated truth about Target's recent store closures
On October 5, Popular Information analyzed publicly available crime data for the stores Target is closing in New York and San Francisco. This data revealed that
stores that are being closed had lower levels of theft than nearby stores that have remained open. A report by the Seattle Times of the stores Target is shuttering in the Seattle area follows a similar pattern.

Over the last three weeks,
the narrative around Target's store closures has shifted. On October 25, William Blair published a report entitled, "Higher Levels of Organized Theft and Retailer Opportunism Boost Shrink Narrative." The report acknowledges that levels of theft in 2022 were elevated, but rather than an alarming trend, it represented "shrink normalization coming out of the pandemic, when temporary closures and subsequent in-store shopping restrictions led to a more dramatic decrease in shrink."

The report states that
retailers are emphasizing the impact of theft "to draw attention away from margin headwinds in the form of higher promotions and weaker inventory management in recent quarters."

Further, William Blair states it "believe[s] some more recent permanent store closures enacted under the cover of shrink relate to underperformance of these locations." The report raises questions about Target's store closures specifically, citing Popular Information's analysis, and suggests
the company has "ulterior, more opportunistic motives."

The report also states that "part of the reason companies are being more vocal on shrink relative to the incremental impact has to do with
trying to stimulate some sort of government action." That strategy appears to be working. popular.info

RELATED: Criminal Mischief At Target: The Impact of Organized Retail Crime

Target cancels new University City, Philadelphia location at former International House
A new Target location at 3701 Chestnut St. has been canceled by the retailer,
even as construction on the space nears completion.

The renderings for the $6.5 million, two-story commercial addition were clearly marked with Target's iconography, and campus newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, confirmed plans for the store last year.

Earlier this year Target closed one of its locations in Center City, at 12th and Chestnut Streets, and the company is facing headwinds nationally. inquirer.com

Philadelphia Crime Data: 2021 vs. 2022 Retail Theft Up 52.12%, Burglary/Commercial Up 40.29%, Jan 1, 2023 to 10/22/23 Retail Theft up 30%, Burglary/Commercial down 10.58%

Youths Fueling Crime Surge?
Alleged teen carjacker fatally shot as D.C. grapples with youth crime
"We have 'Grand Theft Auto' in real life," said D.C. anti-violence activist Ron Moten, referring to a video game. "
Children think it's a game. And now they're dying, and other people are dying, and people are traumatized."

D.C. government data shows that in recent months,
about 20 percent of youths who were under DYRS post-trial supervision, but not being held in facilities, were arrested again.

With overall violent crime up in D.C. - most of it committed by adults -
officials have failed to find a unified response to what they have deemed a public safety crisis.

The U.S. attorney for the District, whose office prosecutes adult defendants, has
started charging more 16- and 17-year-olds as adults with violent crimes. The D.C. attorney general's office, which prosecutes all youths who are charged as juveniles, maintains that its lawyers are doing all they can. And the executive assistant chief of police, Ashan Benedict, said Monday that police need to be "educating the judiciary and the community" about the severity of youth crime. washingtonpost.com

DA Shuts Down Crime-Magnet Grocery Store
"This is what true crime prevention looks like"

Iberville corner store, a locus for gun & drug sales, shut down by DA
The federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, New Orleans police, State Police and other agencies homed in on the corner as
a locus for illegal firearms and narcotics sales during a monthslong initiative dubbed "Operation Big Easy."

Williams seized the property under Louisiana criminal law, forcing occupant Abdel Mousa to relinquish all rights, the district attorney said. "What we're doing here deals with criminality," Williams said, calling it
the start of a new crime-fighting strategy targeting hubs of criminality by using data and intelligence.

This is what true crime prevention looks like," he said. He pointed to the operators of some "troubling" apartment complexes in New Orleans East as potential next targets. nola.com

Theft is Impacting Consumer Confidence
Retail theft a growing consumer concern
Retail theft activity, which has forced retailers to lock up certain items and even close stores in the past few months, is becoming a growing concern for shoppers. More than half of consumers,
56%, are concerned stores serving their community may close due to high theft levels. When it comes to the items under lock and key 17% would shop elsewhere while 25% would go online to buy the items.

Those are data points from a Coresight Research survey regarding how r
etail theft and store closures are impacting consumer confidence. A good number of consumers, 73%, are concerned retails will hike prices to cover the cost of retail theft, according to a press release on the survey. retailcustomerexperience.com

Florida's Top Retail Theft Hotspot: Miami

How some DC-area stores are combating a rise in mass theft


National Conference of State Legislatures Releases
Updated NCSL Resource on Money Bail
NCSL recently updated a summary of laws authorizing financial conditions of
pretrial release or "money bail." In addition to whether the conditions are authorized by state law, the summary addresses how these conditions are used. This includes state statutory requirements for courts to consider a defendant's ability to pay when using secured financial conditions requiring defendants to post money in order to be released before trial.

Illinois is the only state to entirely eliminate financial conditions of release with implementation of the new law slated to take effect Sept. 18, 2023.

couple other states have enacted laws limiting, but not eliminating, financial conditions of release. New York has the broadest law restricting financial conditions of release, prohibiting their use for most misdemeanor and nonviolent felony cases. Colorado prohibits the use of financial conditions of release in most traffic and petty cases unless payment would result in a timelier release of the person.

State laws requiring courts to consider a defendant's financial condition or circumstances including employment are
collected below. At least an additional four states-Idaho, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and South Carolina-have permissive language allowing courts to consider a defendant's financial resources but do not require consideration.

Authorization and Use of Financial Conditions Updated List by State/Citation & Ability to Pay Consideration When Determining Release/Conditions

Hybrid Work Surge is Fueling Strip Malls
Strip Malls Are the New King of Retail Real Estate

Changing consumer habits are boosting strip malls, with tenants competing for space

A major shopping-center owner is spinning off all its strip malls into a new publicly traded company, indicating that
this property type is thriving under a hybrid work environment.

SITE Centers, which owns and manages open-air shopping centers in affluent suburbs, is placing 61 strip-mall properties into a real-estate investment trust called Curbline Properties, company executives said Monday afternoon.

This new company
will own and manage all of SITE Centers' strip malls, which aren't anchored by a grocery or big-box store. SITE Centers said it is valuing Curbline at $1.7 billion.

The spinoff offers further
evidence of how the pandemic is reshaping suburban shopping habits with more people working at least part time from home. Annual visits to strip malls increased 18% last year compared with before the pandemic, according to retail and commercial real-estate data-analytics firm RetailStat, which analyzed foot-traffic data from 2,500 centers.

People who previously drove straight to the office after school drop-off are now grabbing a coffee or running errands on their way home to hop on video calls. Others are visiting FedEx and UPS more frequently to mail back items bought online. And the rise of food-delivery services has increased
the desirability of retail that is close to the road and allows drivers quick and easy access. wsj.com

Workers Walk Out of CVS, Walgreens, & Rite Aid Locations Nationwide
(Update) 'Pharmageddon' hits U.S. with walkouts at multiple pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens
Pharmacists protesting deteriorating working conditions inside the nation's largest retail chains have launched
their third and largest walkout of the season with a three-day movement they have dubbed "Pharmageddon."

Organizers estimated the effort has drawn
as many as 4,500 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from multiple chains, including CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens. It also drew support from the American Pharmacists Association, the industry's largest professional organization, which said in a statement that it stands with every participant of the movement.

Representatives from all three companies, however, told USA TODAY
they are experiencing zero to minimal disruptions as a result of the effort.

It is the
latest walkout to hit the troubled industry this autumn. The first closed more than a dozen CVS pharmacies in the Kansas City area in September. The second affected roughly the same number of Walgreens stores from coast to coast in early October. usatoday.com

   RELATED: 'Pharmageddon' and the future of retail pharmacies

Nationwide Walmart Upgrade Focuses on Shopper Experience
Walmart invests over $500M to upgrade 117 stores

The big-box retailer will devote more than $9 billion over two years to modernize over 1,400 stores across the U.S.

Walmart on Friday will
celebrate the grand reopening of 117 stores representing over a half a billion dollars in capital investments across 30 states, the company announced Monday. Walmart is investing more than $9 billion over two years to modernize over 1,400 stores across the U.S.

The retailer said it has
revamped the stores with better layouts, wider product selections and various technological improvements as part of its "Signature Experience" initiative, which aims to enhance the shopping experience for customers.

Among the improvements the retailer has made to its stores are
interactive corner displays, larger pharmacies, rooms for nursing parents, QR codes and digital screens with helpful information for shoppers and a Dollar Shop at store entrances with seasonal products. retaildive.com

Goodbye, hello: Buy Buy Baby preps to be born again

How will Gen Z consumers shop for the holidays?

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ADT Commercial establishes standalone organization, rebrands company to Everon™ as GTCR completes acquisition

 Everon draws on legacy of excellence in commercial security, fire and life safety, emerges as standalone full-line U.S. integrator and service provider

BOCA RATON FL - ADT Commercial ("ADT Commercial" or the "Company"), a leading security integrator and premier provider of commercial security, fire and life safety in the U.S., announced today that it will move forward as a standalone organization and rebrand as Everon, with the acquisition completion of ADT Inc.'s ("ADT", NYSE: ADT) commercial security and fire segment to GTCR, a leading private equity firm.

"Introducing Everon to the industry as a standalone company is a huge milestone in our commercial organization's journey," said Dan Bresingham, Chief Executive Officer. "The Everon brand communicates everything we've been focused on building for the last decade. We are excited to embark on this next chapter with our partners, GTCR."

The Everon brand will be connected to the company's go-forward strategy, rooted in a deep dedication to customer service, the technological expertise, and willingness to innovate. Everon will evolve to better respond to the security, fire and life safety needs of commercial environments.

"The Everon brand will intersect our core values of experience, excellence and innovation," said Beth Tarnoff, Chief Marketing Officer. "The brand inspires confidence in our consistency as a full service security partner. We're always 'on', and ever innovating to meet our customers' needs now and in the future."

The new logo will convey a sense of drive, purpose, and momentum. The modernized brand presence is in sync with the company's vision to become a transformative, technology-driven commercial integrator. Everon will be focused on investing in growth through strategic M&A, expanding its portfolio of best-in-class solutions, solidifying its reputation for service excellence, and reaffirming the company's dedication to exploring innovative technologies primed to revolutionize the industry.

"As we look toward the future, we want customers to know we're in this with them, and can adapt to meet their needs and respond to new challenges," said Bresingham.

"We're excited for this reintroduction to the industry," he continued. "This is Everon. We're performance and relationship-driven. We're ever leading the way, fully committed to serving our customers to the highest standard of quality, and we're ready to break new ground in the commercial security industry."

For more information, visit everonsolutions.com.







Retail Industry 'Attractive Target' for Malicious Actors
International: Cyber issues in the Consumer Goods & Retail industry
Cybersecurity threats and risks are increasing each day, and cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated in their attacks.
Companies need to ensure that their data security measures keep up with ever-changing regulations and that they have protocols in place to deal with cyber threats, breaches, and ransomware attacks. Retail brands recognize that in an increasingly connected world, cybersecurity should remain a top priority. A rigorous approach to cybersecurity and data protection is, therefore, crucial to counter the malicious threats emerging and evolving in response to the relentless drumbeat of digitization.

Cybersecurity in the Consumer Goods & Retail sector

AdvertisementRapid technological advancements have made it easy for CG&R businesses to collect and store vast amounts of data, making them prime targets for cyber attacks.

CG&R companies are often at the forefront of employing new technologies to enhance customer engagement and drive sales. Third-party supplier contracts require robust cyber and data security provisions to protect against supply chain attacks.
Business disruption and operational impacts on manufacturing and sales make CG&R businesses attractive targets for malicious actors.

Cyber attacks can imperil finances, operations, and brand reputation, compounded by potentially serious penalties from regulatory authorities around the world.
Proactively investing in cybersecurity measures, regularly training staff, and adopting robust cyber incident response strategies are essential for safeguarding both business and customer interests and in navigating the changing legal frameworks that govern the digital economy.

To learn more about the cyber issues that the CG&R sector has to grapple with, tune in and listen to our Off The Shelf* podcast series. In Part 1, our speakers discuss the top privacy and cyber security challenges of the CG&R industry. They examine the types of
data that brands may want to protect and explore steps they can take to avoid a data breach. In Part 2, our speakers delve into how brands can build a cyber program that complies with global laws and provide practical takeaways for retail businesses looking to improve their cyber strategy. globalcompliancenews.com

Making Phishing Campaigns Less Detectable
'Prolific Puma' Hacker Gives Cybercriminals Access to .us Domains

Cybercriminals are upping their phishing with shortened links and showing that coveted, regulated top-level domains aren't as exclusive as you'd think.

A thriving link-shortening service is
providing cyberattackers and scammers with top-level .us domains, helping them make their phishing campaigns just a bit less detectable.

In a report published this week, researchers from Infoblox named the threat actor behind the operation "Prolific Puma." In the past 18 months, Prolific Puma has generated as many as 75,000 unique domain names, often circumventing regulations to
provide seedy criminals with URLs that end in a .us.

But Prolific Puma is providing its customers a lot more than just paint jobs for their dirty links.

Shortened links offer the bad actor a shorter link for their text message (so it fits in SMS), a hidden destination (so suspect users are more likely to click), and resistance from detection by automated security products (which need to figure out where the links go)," explains Renee Burton, head of threat intelligence at Infoblox. And where companies like Bitly or TinyURL work to prevent malicious abuse of their services, in this case, there's no such annoyance in the way. darkreading.com

Small & Medium Businesses Face Surging Malware
Daily malware activity doubled year over year for small businesses
Small business cybersecurity was analyzed in a recent Comcast report. The report found that small businesses were under
frequent threat from cyberattacks from July 2022 to June 2023, with daily malware activity roughly doubling year-over-year and peaks in both holiday seasons.

The widespread use of internet-connected devices has given rise to a
substantial surge in threat actors targeting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), with malware, phishing and botnets being the most common threats.

Additionally, there is a
concerning lack of security measures in place for mobile devices, as the report found that nearly one in 10 devices, on average, attempted to connect to domains associated with malware, phishing or malicious bot activity.

Read the full report here. securitymagazine.com

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30% of American Consumers Participate in 'First-Party Fraud'
Is the E-Commerce boom fueling the surge in fraud rates?

America's Quiet Epidemic: First-Party Fraud
The financial world is no stranger to fraud. According to a study by the Federal Trade Commission,
fraud rates have increased consistently over the past three years. In 2022, consumers lost over $8.8 billion to scams.

However, there is another beast that has plagued financial institutions and merchants. One that over
30% of Americans participate in, racking up over $100 billion in losses for targeted enterprises. First-party fraud.

An Everyday Occurrence

First-party fraud refers to consumers' use of their own identity to "commit a dishonest act for financial gain." This can take the form of
requesting a refund for an item that had "not been delivered," even though it stands, pride of place, on the consumer's living room floor, maxing out a credit card with no intention to pay it off, or disputing a legitimate transaction.

"America has an enormous first-party fraud problem that we've swept under the rug for too long. Countless
consumers take advantage of a system with little to no consequences, despite causing billions in losses," said Mike Cook, Vice President, Fraud Product and Investigations at Socure.

In a study carried out by Socure, whose results were released yesterday, October 23, 2023, the practice has almost become commonplace. One in every three adults admitted to committing first-party fraud themselves, and 40% said they knew of others who had done so. Younger generations were found to be more likely to commit first-party fraud, with
52% of GenZ respondents admitting to having done so; 19% didn't believe the practice to be ethically wrong.

Repeated First-Party Fraud Leaves Its Mark

While many respondents stated that their first-party fraud had been accidental, Socure found many were repeat offenders. Ayers explained that
over 40% of fraudsters commit first-party fraud again less than 60 days after their first "fraudulent event."

"While many may feel that first-party fraud is a victimless crime, this
blossoming culture of unalloyed theft is driving higher costs for every single consumer," said Cook. fintechnexus.com

Fighting 'Friendly Fraud'
Mastercard Targets Friendly Fraud With First-Party Trust Program

Mastercard has launched a program designed to help merchants battle "friendly fraud."

The company's
First-Party Trust program, announced Monday (Oct. 23), employs "enhanced transaction insights," artificial intelligence (AI), and risk modeling to combat friendly fraud, which occurs when a customer mistakenly or intentionally challenges a purchase.

"As more of our spending happens digitally, it has never been more important to
reduce friction in the transaction process for the benefit of all parties involved," Ajay Bhalla, president of Cyber and Intelligence at Mastercard, said in a news release.

"That's why we are bringing our world-leading AI, identity and dispute resolution technologies to
enhance the experience and reduce risk to businesses."

Mastercard said small businesses will find the First-Party Trust particularly valuable, as it helps them with once-burdensome time and resource-intensive issues, like researching and addressing claims.

Issuers will be able to more accurately determine what is a third-party fraudulent transaction as opposed to first party fraud and will have more reliable information when discussing disputes with their cardholders," the company said. pymnts.com

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Chicago, IL: 2 people in custody after 'crash-and-grab' burglary on West Side
Another crash-and-grab burglary was reported, this time in Garfield Park. Chicago police said the offenders used a pick-up truck to ram into the front of a clothing store near Madison Street and Pulaski Road. Police arrested two people who were found inside the store.  cbsnews.com

Souderton, PA: Four Adults, One Teen Charged in $10,000 Retail Theft from CVS on Harleysville Pike
Franconia Township Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Harleysville Pike during the morning of Aug. 27 regarding a theft of merchandise that had occurred the prior day. The store manager told police that four females and one male were in the store for approximately three hours and had used a distraction technique to take a total of 12 shopping carts and a basket filled with merchandise out of the store without paying, according to the criminal complaint. The scam involved store coupons and using self-checkout while failing to ring up all items, however further details about the alleged operation are being withheld in order to prevent others from attempting the same action, police said. In total, CVS reported a loss of $10,066.54 on the stolen merchandise, according to the complaint. However, police said the store later reported the loss to be in excess of $17,000. 

Gwinnett County, GA: Police searching for 2 men they say stole more than $4,000 in circuit breakers from Gwinnett Lowe's
New video shows what police said are two shoplifters leaving a store with a garbage can stuffed with thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise. Police are now trying to identify the suspects. The thefts happened at a Lowe's Home Improvement store on Stone Mountain Highway near Lilburn in Gwinnett County. 

Renton, WA: Renton Police looking for couple wanted for robbery of Home Depot, hitting employee with car
Detectives with Renton police are looking for two robbery suspects after they allegedly robbed a Home Depot and hit an employee with their car. At about 6:04 p.m. on Oct. 18, officers responded to the report of shoplifting at a Home Depot in the 900 block of South Grady Way. According to police, while a man ran away with merchandise from the store, a woman who was waiting to pick the man up hit the employee with her car. The employee suffered minor injuries. 

Little Rock, AR: Police seek public's help in locating Kohl's felony theft suspects

Jacksonville, FL: Thief caught on camera stealing sports jerseys from Jacksonville store in grab-and-dash burglary

Reading, PA: 2 Reading men charged with making fraudulent purchases at 4 Boscov's stores

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Shootings & Deaths

Jacksonville, FL: Update: Two arrested in gang-related shooting deaths of Uber driver, passenger on Jacksonville's Northside
Two people are facing charges connected to an Oct. 6 fatal double shooting of an Uber driver and his passenger near the 7400 block of Kylan Drive West. 22-year-old Ju'Quan Mills is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and 23-year-old Diamond M'Kayla Harris is charged with accessory after the fact. Earlier this month, First Coast News identified both victims as Antonio Tillie Jr., 19, and Bryant Grund, 31. Tillie, the passenger, was the target, and Grund, the Uber driver, was an innocent bystander, First Coast News has learned. An arrest report states the shooting was gang-related and both suspects confessed to their involvement.   firstcoastnews.com

San Antonio, TX: Loss prevention officer shot while confronting shoplifters at North Star Mall
An investigation is underway after a loss prevention officer was shot at North Star Mall Tuesday night. Officers responded to the incident just before 8:00 p.m. at Macy's in the 7400 block of San Pedro Avenue. SAPD said a man in his 40s and a woman were attempting to shoplift when a loss prevention officer confronted them at the breezeway entrance of the store. The man then shot the officer in the leg and fled, said police. Officers found the injured loss prevention officer inside a storage room.
She was taken to the hospital and is reported to be stable. Officials say the shooter was believed to have re-entered the mall. SAPD evacuated the store, and officers, including K-9′s, searched the area. Both attempted shoplifters remain at large, said SAPD.  ksat.com

Oakland, CA: Customer shot coming out of East Oakland liquor store; stable condition


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Charlotte, NC: Man armed with hatchet attempted to rape woman at Charlotte grocery store
A man armed with a hatchet attempted to rape a woman at an uptown Charlotte grocery store Friday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. CMPD said the incident occurred Friday, Oct. 27, around 3:55 p.m. at the Whole Foods on Brooklyn Village Avenue. The suspect reportedly followed the woman into the store's restroom while carrying a hatchet and began assaulting her. Officers said the victim was a 39-year-old woman. The suspect could face charges of kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, damage to personal property, and attempted rape. Documents show the victim's phone also was damaged during the attack. The case is still under investigation.  qcnews.com

Memphis, TN: 3 allegedly found with guns stolen from Atoka pawn shop weeks after 169 guns taken in smash-and-grab
Three people face charges after guns stolen from an Atoka pawn shop were reportedly found in a stolen vehicle in Cordova. Memphis police arrested Kaderion Stokes, Chrishun Chism, and Kennedi Thomas on Monday after MPD says they were found riding in a stolen Dodge Charger with the stolen guns. When officers found the car in Rockcreek Cove, Stokes and Chism reportedly fled but were caught shortly after. Inside the car, police found three guns, two of which were reported stolen in the September burglary in Atoka. Atoka Police say criminals made away with 169 guns from South End Gun and Pawn.  actionnews5.com

Denver, CO: 13 indicted for alleged involvement in Denver auto theft ring
Following a massive, multiagency investigation into a "prolific" auto theft and crime ring operating in the metro Denver area, 13 people are facing 121 counts related to motor vehicle theft and burglaries, according to Colorado's 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office. From February 2022-March 2023, the gang stole vehicles from various locations, including the Denver International Airport. Some of the stolen vehicles were then used to smash into storefronts. After smashing into a store, a gang member would then tie straps around ATM machines and stolen vehicles were again used to extract the cash machines from the buildings. The auto theft gang favored Ford F-150 Raptors when conducting smash-and-grab raids, according to the district attorney's office. Other vehicles that the gang favored were Jeep Grand Cherokees, and Dodge Challengers and Chargers. To carry out the thefts, the gang used a special tool to reprogram key fobs and would later disable GPS tracking systems on the vehicles. Overall, 59 vehicles were stolen and 31 burglaries were attempted or completed propertycasualty360.com

Mobile, AL: Police arrest 2 suspected of theft at jewelry store
Mobile police arrested two out-of-state men in connection with a theft at a jewelry in the Shoppes at Bel Air.
Officers responded to Sana Diamonds in the mall around 1 p.m. Monday on reports of a potential theft in progress and saw the suspects leaving the premises in a vehicle, according to authorities. The officers stopped the vehicle and arrested 37-year-old Craig Boyd of Staten Island, N.Y., and 31-year-old Darrell Phelps of Kennesaw, Ga. Boyd is charged with second-degree theft of property. He remained in the Mobile County Metro Jail as of Tuesday afternoon.  fox10tv.com

Guam: 'It's probably meth': Woman with existing warrant of arrest charged in Home Depot theft
A 33-year-old woman with an existing warrant of arrest since Feb. 28 has been charged with theft after being accused of stealing items from Home Depot on Tuesday, a magistrate's complaint filed in the Superior Court of Guam states. Amelia Christina Manglona's bag also allegedly contained a glasslike tube with a balled end containing a dark-like frosty substance, when police officers searched it. "It's probably meth. It's my boyfriend's ice pipe," the suspect, who's also known as Amalia Cristina Manglona, told officers, according to court documents. Court documents stated that on or about 1:32 p.m. on Oct. 24, police received a report of retail theft complaint at Home Depot via radio.  guampdn.com



Auto - Denver, CO - Robbery
C-Store - Broward County, FL - Armed Robbery
Collectables - Lacey, WA - Burglary
Collectables - Jacksonville, FL - Robbery
CVS - Souderton, PA - Robbery
Clothing - Chicago, IL - Burglary
Dollar - Lindale, GA - Robbery
Guns - Memphis, TN - Burglary
Hardware - Renton, WA - Robbery
Hardware - Gwinnett County, GA - Robbery
Jewelry - Fresno, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Wheaton, MD - Robbery
Jewelry - Niagara, Falls, NY - Robbery
Jewelry - Mobile, AL - Robbery
Jewelry - Prunedale, CA - Robbery
Kohl's - Little Rock, AR - Robbery
Liquor - Chicago, IL - Robbery
Restaurant - Chicago, IL - Robbery
Walmart - Clarion, PA - Robbery                                      


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• 16 robberies
• 3 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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