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Tony Lugg joins the ISCPO Board as its first member from the Asia-Pacific (APAC)
The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO), a non-profit professional organization, is excited to announce that Tony Lugg, an advisor to the board of the Supply Chain Forensics Company, based in Asia, has joined the ISCPO Board as it looks to expand its international presence.

Tony is an award-winning pioneer & leader, with success in the execution of mergers & acquisitions, failure analysis and strategic planning, who fosters global collaboration and innovation. He has previously served in association capacities working with Fortune 500 companies to build supply chain resilience and operating plans within evolving environments throughout Asia and Europe.

“Having Tony join the ISCPO board will be a tremendous value to our organization as we look to provide members with increased end-to-end resources to mitigate threats to our global supply chains. Additionally, his input and experiences will allow for better insights and awareness of trends coming out of the APAC regions for our membership. I look forward to working with Tony and having his input as we continue to grow the ISCPO.” said Rhett Asher President/Chairman of the ISCPO Board. Read More Here

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Violence & Protests

Doctors: Poor Health Response Drives Gun Violence and COVID
Public health experts say gun violence is an epidemic, and the way it spreads frustrates those trying to contain it. They point to easy access to high-caliber weapons and poor public health infrastructure as key factors. When people feel insecure in their environment, they try to find ways to help themselves feel safe, often turning to guns for a sense of security. govtech.com

Ex-security director sent to prison for using DeKalb hospital funds to buy guns
The former director of security at a DeKalb County hospital was sentenced to 18 months in prison for fraudulently using hospital funds to buy 93 guns for profit and personal use, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

Russell Richardson, 44, of Columbia, South Carolina, will then be under supervised release for an additional three years, U.S. Attorney BJay Pak wrote in a news release Friday.

As the director of security at DeKalb Medical Center, Richardson was permitted to purchase firearms on behalf of the hospital’s security department, according to authorities. The hospital has since been renamed Emory Decatur Hospital.

Richardson submitted fraudulent invoices, which listed false descriptions of purchases, and had the hospital mail the payments to the vendor, the release stated. ajc.com

Federal Prosecutors Hold Protesters for Months Pretrial
Dozens of protesters who took part in the uprisings after George Floyd’s murder have faced prolonged detention despite COVID-19 outbreaks. typeinvestigations.org

Portland police report 6,283 uses of force during protests in 2020, but data has gaps

New Orleans police face $16 million budget cut amid increase in violent crime

Utah bill would create criminal defense for drivers who hit, kill protesters during a riot


COVID Update

US: Over 11.5M Cases - 252K Dead - 7M Recovered
Worldwide: Over 55.6M Cases - 1.3M Dead - 38.7M Recovered

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 225   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 143
*Red indicates change in total deaths

U.S. COVID Cases Up 82% Over Last Two Weeks

Retailers Are Bracing for Impact
As Pandemic Lockdowns Return, But This Time It Will Be Different
Oregon will implement a partial lockdown for two weeks, while New Mexico has issued stay-at-home orders for 14 days. The former will allow retailers to stay open at reduced capacity, while the latter is shutting non-essential businesses.

Chicago, meanwhile, became the biggest American city to take aggressive action, issuing a stay-at-home advisory and asking residents to cancel their Thanksgiving plans. And in New York this week, restaurants and bars were ordered to close at 10 pm.

There’s no question that the new restrictions will have an impact on retail as the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear — but the outlook isn’t as dire as March and April when operators faced an unprecedented situation. Since then, more than 100,000 small businesses have shuttered, while large retail bankruptcies and closings have also added up.

For those stores left standing, an intense focus on safety has been key, and that should serve them well in the weeks and months to come.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, retailers have been implementing safety protocols and spending billions of dollars to ensure the health and safety of their associates and their customers,” said Jason Straczewski, VP of government relations and political affairs for the National Retail Federation.

That’s why the NRF is calling on states to allow retailers — both essential and non-essential — to remain open. footwearnews.com

Governors Are Starting to Shut it Down
Governors ratchet up coronavirus restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving

Leaders are closing businesses or curtailing hours and other operations, and they are ordering or imploring people to stay home and keep their distance from others to help stem a rising tide of infections that threatens to overwhelm the health care system.

Thanksgiving was on the minds of leaders nationwide as they issued tougher restrictions amid fears that the holiday will lead to more infections.

Vice President Mike Pence sounded an upbeat tone Monday on a call with governors, saying that the government is ready to help states where hospitals are nearing capacity and emphasizing that vaccines are coming.

“America has never been more prepared to combat this virus,” he said. latimes.com

McD's “Safety Reaffirmation Visits” in Thousands of Stores by Dec 31st
Community Commitment: Leading Industry Roundtables

McDonald's and franchisees to make safety checks as 'COVID fatigue' grips
McDonald's Corp will inspect all its U.S. restaurants to ensure compliance with safety standards as coronavirus cases surge again and "COVID fatigue" sets in, according to an internal note seen by Reuters on Friday.

“It is apparent we are entering what many predicted would be the most difficult period of the pandemic,” said the note, from McDonald’s Chief Field Officer Charlie Strong and two U.S. franchisees who lead internal relations with the corporation.

The so-called “safety reaffirmation visits” were developed jointly with franchisees, the note said, and should be concluded by Dec. 31. The company may conduct follow-up visits where necessary.

In a separate blog post on Friday, McDonald’s USA President Joe Erlinger said the burger chain would soon convene industry roundtables to share key lessons learned. “McDonald’s success — just like the success of Walmart, Apple, Starbucks, or any other U.S.-based business — depends on all of us getting back to some version of normal as quickly as possible,” he wrote. reuters.com

Editor's Note: Bet you LP is helping to lead that effort and possibly an outside third party.

Experts Warn: "The Worst is Yet to Come"
Why Texas Was the First State to Surpass 1M COVID-19 Cases

Texas' grim distinction as the national leader in COVID-19 infections came as little surprise to some medical experts, who blamed politicians for conflicting messages about the virus and warned the worst is yet to come.

Texas this week breached a milestone of 1 million cumulative cases since the start of the pandemic, recording more infections than any other state. For reference, more people have been infected in the Lone Star State than live in Austin.

Texas had more newly reported cases in the last week — an average of about 8,520 daily — than other large, hard-hit states, such as New York, California and Florida. Only Illinois has a higher seven-day average.

Reopening of businesses, cooler weather and fatigue from prolonged social isolation — are contributing to higher levels of transmission. Those factors have been paired with unique features of the virus, including a high level of contagiousness, significant asymptomatic transmission and an ability to spread over the summer months, that have made containment difficult. govtech.com

Calif. Pulls Emergency Brake - 94% Lockdown - 1M+ Have COVID
California dramatically rolls back reopenings amid unprecedented COVID-19 surge
Faced with a skyrocketing number of new coronavirus cases, California officials pulled what they characterized as an emergency brake, announcing that much of the state will move back into more restrictive reopening tiers.

Once the changes go into effect Tuesday, roughly 94% of Californians will live in counties placed in the strictest purple category of the state’s reopening roadmap. Many businesses in those counties will have to suspend or severely limit their indoor operations. CA's four-tier, color-coded system.

“We are seeing community spread broadly now throughout the state of California,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. “We are now moving backward, not forward,” he acknowledged.

The most populated counties in the Bay Area were also sent to the purple tier, including Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa and Solano counties. All eight counties in the San Joaquin Valley are also now in the purple tier.

The number of those infected with COVID-19 who are ill enough to require hospitalization has also spiked in recent weeks. latimes.com

Reinfections May Be More Severe
Though Rare, The Number Of Reinfections With Covid-19 Is Growing
Recent studies show that naturally acquired protective immunity to contraction of SARS-CoV-2 is relatively short-lived. Perhaps three to 6 months. This is indeed typical for many types of coronaviruses, with the caveat that antibodies are just one part of the immune response. There is emerging data that suggests longer-lasting T-cell immunity based on previous experience with coronaviruses related to SARS-CoV-2.

Nevertheless, reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 is possible. Researchers have published case studies with unequivocal supporting evidence for reinfection. Some scientists are now convinced that reinfections are not only scientifically real, but also no longer merely a remote possibility.

While most second time around infections have been milder or no worse than the first, some have been more severe. Clinicians haven’t discerned a clear-cut pattern yet. And so, once an approved coronavirus vaccine becomes available it may need to be taken annually. Moreover, as with influenza, over time vaccine developers may have to contend with different strains of SARS-CoV-2 and adjust their vaccines accordingly.

People who have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 might believe that they are now protected against future infection. They’re not necessarily. edmdigest.com

Safe Shop Assured Certification
FriendShip Kitchen Awarded Safe Shop Assured Certification

The convenience retailer is the first in the U.S. to be certified for its commitment to essential store safety measures.

FriendShip Kitchen, the retail division of Fremont-based Beck Suppliers, is the first retailer in the U.S. to be awarded Safe Shop Assured certification.

Safe Shop Assured certification may be earned by retailers who satisfy a nine-point checklist of essential safety measures. At FriendShip Kitchen, Safe Shop will be showcased through branded signage, floor distancing stickers, hand sanitizer stations, and more. Each touchpoint serves as a signal of the company’s commitment to implementing and maintaining high standards.

Safe Shop is a joint venture between Paragon Solutions and WTWH Media, the publisher of CStore Decisions. The strategy and development of the program is informed by a multi-generational and diverse independent board of retailers, suppliers, and retail experts. Ongoing independent inspection and verification protects the integrity of the program by ensuring compliance from participating retailers. cstoredecisions.com

Safe Shop Assured exists to serve the evolving needs of retailers in the new normal. Our goal is to independently certify retailers who meet essential safety standards, therefore providing peace of mind to employees and customers.

Optics matter. Becoming Safe Shop Assured offers peace of mind for your customers and employees. Seeing Safe Shop Assured materials at your store communicates to your customers that your brand is participating in this program because it cares about their health and safety. Professional displays of accountability reflect well on you as the retailer.

CDC November 16th, 5 pm
This message includes updates on the COVID-19 response from CDC

The COVID-19 Outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.

6 Sections: Prevent Getting Sick, COVID-19 in Close Quarters, COVID-19 Safety, Isolation and Precautions, Dinning Precautions, U.S. Cases  cdc.gov

Pandemic Pushes People to Do Things They Normally Wouldn't
Or is it merely Transference - One Criminal Activity Shutdown & Another Door Opens?

Top Maine Law Enforcement Cautions Residents About Becoming “Money Mules”
"According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, more than 300 Maine residents have become “money mules” during the pandemic. The “money mule” scam has escalated in Maine since the beginning of the pandemic."

According to the FBI, a money mule is someone who transfers illegally acquired money at the direction of another. Criminals recruit consumers to receive money and then physically or electronically move it through their own bank accounts, or to assist with moving money in other ways. justice.gov

Second Wave of COVID Deaths to Hit Connecticut Is Widespread


Was Anyone Really Expecting an Increase?
Fewer Workers Will Get Pay Raises in 2021; Bonuses Gain Ground

More organizations shift from across-the-board increases to variable pay models

The economic effects of COVID-19 have forced nearly half of organizations (45 percent) to re-evaluate salary increase plans for 2021, new survey findings show.

Researchers collected data from 1,283 U.S. organizations during July and August for benefits advisory and brokerage firm Gallagher's 2020/2021 Salary Planning Survey report.

Among the segment of employers that indicated COVID-19 has forced them to re-evaluate 2021 salary increase plans, half (51 percent) expect to reduce salary increases, and 45 percent plan to suspend salary increases altogether.

● For 2020, salary increase budgets will end up rising 2.5 percent, down from earlier projections of a 2.8 percent average increase.

● For 2021, Gallagher projects average salary budget increases of 2.1 percent, with variations by employee group (see chart below) as well as by location and industry. shrm.org

Only Sector That's Up - Online Sales Up 3.1%
U.S. Retail Sales Climbed at a Slower Pace in October

U.S. shoppers boosted their buying in October for the sixth month in a row, but the pace of growth slowed considerably amid rising coronavirus cases and uncertainty ahead of the U.S. presidential election.

Retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 0.3% in October from a month earlier, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That fell short of economists’ expectations for a 0.5% rise, and was well below the 1.6% gain in September.

Sales dipped in a number of key categories. Grocery-store sales dropped 0.4%, bar and restaurant receipts declined 0.1%, and both sporting goods and clothing sales fell 4.2%.

Sales increased 3.1% from the prior month at nonstore retailers, which accounts for online merchants.

Consumers have responded to the coronavirus pandemic’s effects by increasing their spending on goods like new cars and home fitness equipment while cutting back on in-person services that involve proximity to other people, like movie theaters, manicures and air travel. wsj.com

Trump Trade War Pay Off????
Have Your Merchants Been Ordering From China?

U.S. Companies Importing From China Could Be Missing Out on $1B in Refunds

Via Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

Global logistics company C.H. Robinson, revealed today that U.S. companies importing from China could be missing out on more than a billion dollars in refunds via Section 301 tariff exclusions. The vast majority of these refund opportunities, which have continued to be updated since 301 tariffs were implemented as a result of the U.S.-China trade war, are set to expire Dec. 31. With two-thirds of Chinese imported goods subject to 301 tariffs, businesses both large and small may be leaving millions on the table if they don’t take action.

Since 301 tariffs were implemented in 2018, C.H. Robinson has identified potential savings for its customers of roughly $980 million related to exclusion refunds, with 96% of them being product-specific which require a more complex, time-consuming analysis for qualification. The company has already assisted hundreds of U.S. importers in navigating the complexity of these tariffs and exclusions along with providing duty recovery and compliance consulting.

“The U.S.-China trade war has added another layer of complexity to what has been a challenging global transportation market over the past year,” said Mike Short, President of Global Forwarding at C.H. Robinson. “As we have consulted with businesses of all sizes, it’s clear that the biggest barriers to duty recovery for these companies are a lack of time, data, and expertise to navigate the complex and lengthy application process.

Visit Trade & Tariffs Insights or connect with an expert to explore refund potential for 301 tariffs ahead of the Dec. 31 exclusion deadline. businesswire.com

Jack L. Hayes International, Inc.
Holiday Security Alert – Theft Awareness

According to the FBI, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is historically the weekend that the most break-ins and thefts occur through burglaries.

Be alert and ensure your DCs/warehouses are adequately secured. Read this article to learn more.

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Quarterly Results
Home Depot Q3 comp's 24.1%, U.S. comp's up 24.6%, total revenue up 23%
Walmart Q3 U.S. comp's up 6.4%, eCommerce up 79%, total revenue up 5.2%
  Sam's Club Q3 comp's up 11.1%, eCommerce up 41%
Walmart International Q3 net sales up 1.3%
Kohl's Q3 comp's down 13.3%


Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

Vice President of Shortage Control job posted for Burlington Stores
in North Burlington, NJ
The Vice President of Shortage Control will be an accomplished Asset Protection executive with extensive experience and proven credentials as a key executive within a large organization. This individual must bring a business, strategic and emotional maturity to drive a best-in-class customer and associate experience by enhancing strategies and building a team capable of delivering the company’s strategic, financial, and operational goals in a fast-paced and challenging environment. burlingtonstores.jobs

Director, Risk & Analysis job posted for Genesco in Nashville, TN
The Director of Risk & Analysis is responsible for identifying, measuring and managing insurable risks and overseeing the implementation of risk solutions that optimize operations and minimize risk to the Company. The position requires collaboration with internal business units, as well as external brokers and underwriters, to identify exposures to loss and develop programs to eliminate or minimize the impact of loss on the Company. ultipro.com

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'ModPipe' POS Malware Attacking Hospitality Industry

Carefully Crafted Backdoor Targets Oracle Software Used to Store Data

A recently uncovered point-of-sale malware called "ModPipe" is targeting Oracle software used by thousands of restaurants and other businesses in the hospitality industry, according to researchers at security firm ESET.

This carefully crafted backdoor is designed to target the Oracle Micros Restaurant Enterprise Series 3700 product, specialty software that restaurants and other businesses use to manage loyalty programs, POS devices, mobile payments and other functions, according to the report.

The malware appears to have been active since at least 2017, although ESET researchers first discovered it in 2019. In April, the analysts discovered three other modules added to ModPipe to give the malicious code additional functionality, according to the report. databreachtoday.com

Fraud Prevention Made Even Stronger with the Launch of LexisNexis Emailage

New Email Intelligence Product Leverages the Best of Emailage
and LexisNexis Risk Solutions

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced the availability of LexisNexis® Emailage®, a powerful fraud risk scoring solution fueled by email intelligence to help companies balance a seamless user experience with robust fraud detection and prevention capabilities. This solution helps solve both of these challenges by allowing organizations to confidently assess risk, approve transactions faster and more effectively outsmart quickly changing fraud tactics within digital transactions. prnewswire.com

DDoS Tools Available for $25 With New Twists
Analysts Warn: DDoS Attacks Likely to Surge

Threat Actors Will Use Extortion Methods, Cloud Services and Scare Tactics

Distributed denial-of-service attacks have not garnered much attention this year. But analysts say such attacks could surge in the months ahead, and they have the potential to be just as damaging as ransomware and other types of cyberthreats.

Advertisement DDoS-style attackers who demand a ransom to stop their attacks are finding that model profitable, says Roger Barranco, vice president of global security operations at Akamai.

The simple fact that they are making profits indicates this could be a very real threat to continue into 2021, incentivizing other threat actors who also want a piece of the lucrative action via the model of 'RDDoS'," Barranco tells Information Security Media Group.

Imperva's Research Labs has seen new tactics, such as launching low-volume attacks to distract security teams and then hitting targets with a more damaging high-volume effort.

And the use of DDoS-as-a-Service tools is spreading. These allow unskilled attackers to wage powerful attacks, attempt extortion and take advantage of the massive number of 5G IoT devices that are coming online (see: Analysis: The Security of 5G Devices, Networks).

Stefano De Blasi, threat researcher at Digital Shadows, says toolkits that are readily available for sale, rent or lease will likely bring in new DDoS players. govinfosecurity.com

Malware activity spikes 128%, Office document phishing skyrockets
Nuspire released a report, outlining new cybercriminal activity and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) throughout Q3 2020, with additional insight from Recorded Future.

The report demonstrates threat actors becoming even more ruthless. Throughout Q3, hackers shifted focus from home networks to overburdened public entities, including the education sector and the Election Assistance Commission (EAC). Malware campaigns, like Emotet, utilized these events as phishing lure themes to assist in delivery. helpnetsecurity.com

Houston: BEC Fraudster Gets 108 Months for $745K “spoof” email scheme Hitting Major Appliance Companies & More
A 65-year-old man has been ordered to federal prison after he admitted to conspiring to commit money laundering for his role in a complex email fraud scheme. Kenenty Kim aka Myung Kim, of Firecrest, Washington, pleaded guilty June 2. Kim a 108-month sentence to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release. He was further ordered to pay restitution of $745,540.70.

Kim also engaged in the same conduct against the parent company of several major appliance companies. Kim created a spoof account of one of its vendors and used it to convince the company to send more than $300,000 to what it thought was a vendor. The account was actually set up for a different shell company Kim created with a similar name. Again, Kim took that money and eventually placed it in an offshore account.

The court had also heard about Kim’s numerous credit card fraud and other schemes. In some of those, Kim created a system to process credit card payments and other schemes. justice.gov

NIST Cybersecurity and Privacy Program
Friendly Reminder Call for Comments Deadline Approaching:

Performance Measurement Guide for Information Security:
Pre-Draft Call for Comments Due November 19, 2020

NIST is planning to update NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-55 Revision 1, Performance Measurement Guide for Information Security. For more details on an opportunity to provide input, see the Call for Comments which is open through November 19, 2020.

Learn more about this initiative at Measurements for Information Security.

CNP inFocus: Trust & Safety thru Nov. 20
In the next CNP inFocus, we will explore Trust & Safety and specifically how fraud departments can work to change the perception of their efforts to protect their company as aligned with customer experience and growth objectives. Learn more

The best gifts for hackers

Ticketmaster Fined $1.7 Million for Data Security Failures






Amazon Under More Scrutiny
What the EU’s investigation of Amazon means for U.S. antitrust probes
Europe’s top antitrust watchdog, the European Commission, accused Amazon on Tuesday of violating competition law by
using nonpublic data it gathers from third-party merchants to unfairly compete against the smaller sellers. It also opened a second investigation into Amazon’s business practices related to the Prime label and the “Buy Box,” which offers customers a one-click button to add a product to their shopping cart.

Amazon rejected the European Commission’s accusations and said it supports thousands of businesses in Europe. If the European Commission finds that Amazon violated antitrust rules, the probe
could provide new material to strengthen similar cases against Amazon in the U.S.

Congress and the Federal Trade Commission are also investigating Amazon’s treatment of third-party sellers. It’s unclear what the scope of the FTC’s investigation is, but the agency has been interviewing third-party sellers as part of the probe, Bloomberg reported in September. After a 16-month probe, the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee said last month that
Amazon has monopoly power over third-party sellers. cnbc.com

FedEx & UPS Ramp Up Holiday Hiring
Online shopping surge could lead to holiday delivery delays
FedEx and UPS are ramping up their holiday hiring while expanding their weekend operations and asking retailers to use their shipping network when there is more slack. And stores are pushing shoppers to buy early and are
expanding services such as curbside pickup to minimize the need for delivery.

For the last few years, many retailers had been using their own physical stores, in addition to their distribution centers, to fulfill online orders. But now they are designating some of those stores to handle even higher volumes. Best Buy, for example, converted space in 250 of its 1,000 stores this fall to manage online orders.

The moves come as most of the
carriers have been at full shipping capacity for months as shoppers shifted their buying online during the pandemic. post-gazette.com

Here Comes Amazon Online Pharmacy - But Without Opioids
Amazon's Online Pharmacy to Rival CVS, Walgreens and Walmart

They both work for Amazon. Their experience of the pandemic couldn’t be more different
All about the pandemic safety effort

Simon's Malls to Start Managing Returns of Online Purchases for Some Retailers

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Clerks in 18 States Fall For the Old "Let Me Call Them" Routine
Missouri Woman - 4th Person Gets 30 Months
for $860K Walmart Nationwide Fraud Scheme

Heather Bishop, 31, Lee’s Summit, Missouri sentence to 30 months in federal prison for conspiring with Crystal Austin, Shelly Scott, Jason Edge, and others to commit wire fraud throughout the country. Bishop was ordered to pay restitution to Walmart, Inc., in an amount to be determined after a hearing on January 11, 2021.

Between February 2017 and March 2018, Bishop, Austin, Scott, Edge and others conspired to defraud Walmart, Inc. through use of stolen personal checks, identity fraud, and methods to bypass electronic check authorization measures, resulting in a loss of over $860,000 to Walmart. The group used stolen identification cards of real people to perpetuate this fraud in 18 states, using more than 14 different stolen checking accounts. Bishop and other co-conspirators would present a stolen check and false identification at the time of payment, and when the check was declined, the person presenting the check would pretend to call the check authorization company, when in fact, they would call a co-conspirator. The co-conspirator would tell the clerk to accept the check, and the transaction would be complete.

Bishop's co-conspirators got anywhere from 48 months to 65 months. justice.gov

UK: Northamptonshire, England: $6M worth of Apple products
stolen in highway robbery

A police search is underway in the UK after robbers hijacked a truck in Northamptonshire, stealing £5 million ($6.6M) worth of Apple products. From Northamptonshire Police: Police officers are appealing for witnesses after £5 million of Apple products were stolen from a lorry during a robbery on the M1 motorway in Northamptonshire. The incident took place on the southbound slip road at Junction 18 of the M1, between 7.45pm and 8pm on Tuesday, November 10, when the truck driver and security guard were targeted and tied up. The truck was driven to Eldon Close in Crick, where the offenders transferred the trailer on to an awaiting truck, and drove off leaving the truck driver and security guard behind. The getaway truck was reportedly later found one county over in Warwickshire, where the perpetrators transferred 48 pallets of Apple products into a third vehicle. Northamptonshire Police are trying to track down the goods and the offenders, and are seeking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed anything. Per the report, the incident took place on Junction 18 of the M1 motorway, on the southbound sliproad between 7:45 pm and 8 pm last week, November 10. imore.com

Ottawa County, MI: Thieves hit Sprint, Verizon and attempt at AT&T
in Kent and Ottawa Counties

The crime happened around 3 p.m. Monday at the Sprint store on Baldwin Street. Investigators say four or five masked males walked into the store. Two of them flashed handguns during the heist. The group tried to crack the safe but were thwarted by a time delay on the device, according to deputies. Deputies say no one was injured. The thieves got away with an unknown amount of cash. Later Monday afternoon, Kent County sheriff’s deputies were called to the report of a robbery at the Verizon store in Lowell Township. The Kent County Sheriff’s Department says three men robbed the place, then made off in a silver Volkswagen Jetta. A little later, the manager at a AT&T store in Gaines Township reported two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks tried to open the locked doors and fled when they couldn’t. They left in a gold GMC SUV — a similar vehicle description to the Jenison robbery. The manager had locked the doors after learning about the two previous robberies. woodtv.com

Madison, WI: Cigarettes continue to be prime target of business burglars, Madison area police departments say
Cigarettes continue to be a prime target of burglaries at local businesses, Madison area police departments report. In the past eight days, there have been four more such crimes reported by Madison and Fitchburg police. “We’ve seen these type of burglaries ebb and flow over many years,” Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said. “It is likely criminals are reselling cigarettes, or using them to trade for things like drugs.” The most recent happened at about 2:30 a.m. Monday at the BP gas station, 318 S. Park St., when a burglar forced open a back door and stole a large number of cigarettes. At about 1 a.m. on Friday, a man was arrested after a smash-and-grab burglary at Kwik Trip, 2402 W. Broadway, DeSpain said. A town of Madison police sergeant was on the scene so quickly that the burglar still was near the business stuffing more than $2,100 worth of cigarettes into a bag. Richard A. Lynch, 56, took off running, but was quickly arrested. madison.com

Bel Air police arrest, charge two in alleged theft of over $2,000 in clothes
The Bel Air Police Department arrested and charged two women in connection to the alleged theft of over $2,000 in clothes from multiple stores Thursday, the department reported. n November 9, 2020, Bel Air Police officers responded to Dick’s Sporting Goods on W. Macphail Road for a retail theft. A description was provided of two female suspects that had shoplifted several clothing items and then fled the location in a silver Ford Fusion with an unknown tag number. OFC Maldonado canvassed the area and was able to locate the parked and unoccupied suspect vehicle at the Harford Mall parking-lot. Shortly thereafter, suspect Griffith was located and apprehended on foot in the area. It was then discovered that the pair had committed a second theft from Victoria’s secret, inside the Harford Mall. As a result of maintaining surveillance on the Ford Fusion, second suspect Jones was also apprehended at the location. A search and seizure warrant was later authored and executed on the Ford Fusion which resulted in the recovery of over $2,000.00 worth of stolen apparel and other merchandise from various retail establishments (pictured here). Both suspects were charged with multiple counts of theft and theft scheme. During the arrest it was discovered that suspect Jones possessed an open warrant through Virginia for theft. baltimoresun.com

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Concord, NC: Employee shot, killed inside Discount Tire identified, one in custody
A 27-year-old employee was shot and killed while working at Discount Tire on Saturday in Concord. Police say Terrence Cabilin Wallace, from China Grove, was fatally shot during an argument which prompted an hours-long standoff. Concord police say 39-year-old Jeremy Monty Spann, from Lynchburg, South Carolina, went into the tire shop armed. After a nearly four-hour standoff, Spann was arrested and the body of Wallace was found inside. Spann has been charged with one count of murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Officers responded to the shop following a call for a verbal argument. wbtv.com

Kelso, WA: Man who shot, killed woman working at Kelso convenience store convicted of murder
D’Anthony Leslie Williams was found guilty Friday, following a trial, on charges of premeditated first-degree murder, first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine. Williams was one of three people arrested for the killing of 30-year-old Kayla Chapman. Williams was 19 years old at the time of his arrest. Chapman was killed while working her regular overnight shift at Holt’s Quik Chek in January 2019. She was shot in the neck and chest. kptv.com

Opelousa, LA: Police arrest juvenile in November 3 shooting inside grocery store
Opelousas Police have made an arrest in connection with a November 3 shooting inside a grocery store that injured two people. According to police spokesperson Captain Mark Guidry, a 15-year-old year male juvenile has been booked with two counts of attempted second degree murder. Guidry said the teen is being held pending a formal juvenile hearing. The shooting, at the Cash Saver grocery store, stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the teen’s family member and one of the victims in the shooting, police said. A second victim, an innocent bystander, was not involved in the dispute but was in the line of fire, when the juvenile began shooting, police said. klfy.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Valdosta, GA: Stolen gun found on man after Belk shoplifting incident
A 24-year-old Valdosta man is facing multiple charges after allegedly having a gun while shoplifting at the Valdosta Mall Friday night. According to Valdosta police, Cameron Chandler allegedly stole a bottle of cologne from Belk's around 6 p.m. and was stopped by a loss prevention officer. Chandler allegedly became verbally and physically combative with that officer, but was able to detain him along with a VPD officer. More officers arrived and Chandler kept reaching for his back pocket while handcuffed. Officers discovered that there was a handgun there. wfxl.com

Sacramento, CA: Specialized Security System Marks Pharmacy Burglary Suspect
Pucci’s Pharmacy in Sacramento was burglarized Monday morning by a suspect who attempted to break the drug store’s window two mornings in a row. The suspect used a small boulder Sunday morning to smash the window but was unsuccessful, coming back with a crowbar on Monday to finish the job. The suspect didn’t make off with anything of significant value. Pucci pharmacy owners say they’ve been broken into before and the suspects are usually looking for something specific. “Oxycodone, looking for morphine, hydrocodone, things that have street value,” Clint Hopkins with Pucci’s Pharmacy said.

Hopkin’s partner Joel Hockman said none of those drugs are kept on the shelf. Instead, they’re all locked in a safe that is bolted to the floor. But this suspect didn’t get away completely empty-handed. Hopkins says their specialized security system stains your skin and clothing for up to six weeks. “We have this additional DNA spray. So when someone breaks into the pharmacy it activates that spray and if you walk under it you get sprayed with a DNA signature that ties you back to that pharmacy,” Hopkins said. “It’s going to light up under a black light and once they find that person with the blacklight, it’ll validate that they were in here. We’re hopeful someone from the public can identify this individual.” cbslocal.com

San Diego: Man smashes Mira Mesa jewelry store display case, steals necklaces
A thief on Monday evening smashed a display case at a Mira Mesa jewelry store and made off with several necklaces, police said. The man used a hammer to smash the glass case just after 6:50 p.m. at the jeweler off Mira Mesa Boulevard and Camino Ruiz, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said. The store was open at the time, Buttle said, but he described the incident as a “smash-and-grab grand theft” instead of a robbery, because the thief did not threaten or use force against any victims. sandiegouniontribune.com

Nassau County, NY: Amazon driver steals $5K worth of goods from LI warehouse
An Amazon delivery driver was arrested Friday after he allegedly stole over $5,000 worth of merchandise from a Long Island warehouse. Nassau County police say Edward Seyfert, 48, of Deer park, was arrested on Friday for a theft that took place on Wednesday at a warehouse in Bethpage. Police officials say the investigation began at the Bethpage warehouse, which reported a number of stolen items that totaled $5,600. radio.com

Boston, MA: Brazilian National Charged with Grocery store Armed Robbery




AT&T - Gaines Township, MI – Robbery
C-Store – Sioux Falls, SD – Robbery
C-Store – Perry County, MS – Burglary
CVS – Athens, GA – Burglary
Gas Station – Tulsa, OK – Armed Robbery
Gas Station – Madison, WI – Burglary
Guns – Raleigh, NC – Burglary
Hardware – Chalfont, PA - Burglary
Jewelry – San Diego, CA – Robbery
Jewelry – Pleasant Prairie, WI – Armed Robbery
Jewelry – Broomfield, CO – Robbery
Jewelry – Middletown, NY – Burglary
Jewelry – Burlington, VT – Robbery
Liquor – San Francisco, CA – Burglary
Pharmacy – Sacramento, CA – Burglary
Restaurant – Perry County, MS – Burglary
Restaurant – Greensboro, NC – Armed Robbery (McDonalds)
Restaurant – Kingwood, WV – Armed Robbery (Hardees)
Restaurant – Little Rock, AR – Armed Robbery
Restaurant – Pinehurst, NC – Armed Robbery
Sprint – Ottawa County, MI – Armed Robbery
Verizon – Grand Rapids, MI – Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 13 robberies
• 9 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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