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Hong Kong Protesters Trash $2 Billion Mall, Burn Christmas Tree
Hong Kong protesters caused “extensive damage” to the
Festival Walk shopping center last week, including torching the mall’s Christmas tree. Glass panels at the mall’s entrance were smashed, and the office lobby and balustrades on various levels of the mall were also damaged, Singapore-based Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust Ltd., which owns Festival Walk, said in a statement last week.

The damage occurred during a night of pitched battles between protesters and police. The protests, which have been raging for five months in pursuit of greater democracy in the former British colony, intensified Friday after a student died of injuries sustained near a protest.

Festival Walk, located near the Kowloon Tong subway station, has
more than 200 retail stores and restaurants, including Apple, Marks & Spencer and Uniqlo. The mall was Mapletree’s first commercial property acquisition in Hong Kong -- bought in 2011 for S$2.9 billion ($2.1 billion). bloomberg.com


Calls Grow for Added Security at Staten Island Mall
Rally held in wake of violent encounter

A rally was held at the Staten Island Mall Monday night in the wake of a frightening encounter with a group of teenagers that left two women badly shaken — the latest incident after a string of alleged assaults at the location caused police to ramp-up their presence last summer.

Despite the NYPD’s increased presence in the immediate aftermath of the summer attacks, protestors on Monday said they felt that security at the mall is still a profoundly concerning issue and they believed that the most recent incident indicated that not enough is being done to protect shoppers. silive.com ny1.com

Central England Co-op begins campaign to cut violence and aggression in stores
The Central England Co-op has called for an end to violence and aggression towards shop workers as part of a new campaign, which includes closer ties with police and in-store posters. The retailer - one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK - has linked up with all major police forces across its trading estate of 16 counties.

It comes after it was revealed that
since January this year, Central England Co-op has recorded 275 incidents of threats/intimidation, 171 cases of verbal abuse and 72 assaults. Nationally, based on figures released by the British Retail Consortium, 115 shop workers a day are attacked or threatened in stores.

The crackdown will be supported by an internal poster campaign in store, closer links with local police forces, lobbying government for changes in the law and several new measures in stores including:

● Centrally monitored CCTV systems that allow colleagues to call for assistance at the touch of a button
● Increased use of security officers and store detectives
● Stringent cash controls
● New colleague training on how to deal with situations involving violence or aggression
● Working with offenders to help them beat addictions and support their integration back into the community

The new campaign comes on the back of a major drive by the retailer in an effort to reduce levels of crime in stores. The rollout of a string of new measures last year to reduce incidents saw
burglaries drop by 6% and robberies drop by 30%, the Co-op said. thegrocer.co.uk

After 'Mr. Grinch' steals cash registers,
Minnesota's Largest Candy Store calls in the artillery

In light of a recent string of business burglaries across rural Scott County, Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store, inline with their signature tongue-in-cheek brand, is prepared to defend their premises with a significant boost in security.

A 16-ton Abbot military tank rolled up to the Jordan candy store Saturday afternoon to help ward off any would-be criminals. The British tank, transported by Drive-A-Tank in Kasota, is outfitted with a 105mm gun and a fully-rotating rear turret.

“The owner of Drive-A-Tank will be delivering his tank in a joint effort to restore peace and justice in this part of the valley,” candy store employee Jerry “The Soda Guy” Kornder said.

The candy store was the target of an early-morning burglary on Halloween, when suspects stole three cash registers and two vehicles parked at the store. But the Saturday display signals that the candy store won’t take the transgression lying down. The tank is set to remain outside the store for a couple weeks until the end of their season. swnewsmedia.com

Key Congressional Committee Schedules Vote On Marijuana Legalization Bill
Contact your local rep before Wednesday morning's vote

This week, the House Judiciary Committee will hold the first-ever vote in Congress on a bill to end federal cannabis prohibition. The committee confirmed that it will be marking up the
Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R.3884) on Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET.

The MORE Act would, among other purposes, remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, provide for expungement of federal marijuana offenses, and establish a 5% excise tax on marijuana to fund various grant programs. marijuanamoment.com

The Cannabis Trade Federation has setup an online page here where individuals can contact their U.S. representative in support of the MORE Act.

Portland, ME Considers Ban on Facial Recognition Technology
Maine's largest city is considering a ban on its employees using facial recognition technology. Monday night, Portland's city council passed a motion to postpone a vote whether or not to prohibit city agencies from using it or data gathered by third parties using facial recognition. The issue will be discussed again Jan. 6.

"I don't want to wait until it becomes more complicated," said Pious Ali, one of the city councilors proposing the ban. "It's a proactive measure." Beyond privacy, Ali is concerned about racial bias in facial recognition programs. If Ali succeeds in pushing a ban through,
Portland would join a small but growing number of U.S. communities with similar laws, including Somerville, Massachusetts, and San Francisco. necn.com

'Junior's Law' Would Require NY Business Owners to Install Panic Buttons
A proposed law in New York City would create a panic button program for small businesses. The measure, named after 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, would reimburse owners of 24/7 business, such as bodegas and gas stations, for the expense of installing an emergency button to directly connect them with the NYPD.

“Junior’s Law” is named after Guzman-Feliz, who was murdered in June 2018, after gang members allegedly mistook him for a rival gang member and stabbed him to death. His mother believes if the bodega had a panic button, her son might have survived the attack. securitymagazine.com

Outgoing NYPD Commissioner 'respects' Bloomberg for stopping stop-and-frisk
Outgoing New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill said he respects former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for apologizing for supporting the controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy, and noted that stopping suspects is an important part of the job – if done so correctly and constitutionally.

“It's an important tool,” O’Neill told FOX Business of stop and frisk, “but it has to be used correctly and obviously it has to be used constitutionally. It's a good way ... to get weapons off the street. And, you know, this is part of neighborhood policing. Precision policing is making sure that we focus on the people involved in violence and crime. And if we do that, we do it respectfully and constitutionally, I think people understand that.” foxbusiness.com

Ex-NYPD commissioner Kerik: Bloomberg 'stop-and-frisk' apology shows he forgot its success

NYPD’s Next Police Commissioner: What to Know About Dermot Shea

ISC East 2019 Preview: Exhibition Prepares To Make Its Mark In New York
ISC East continues to flourish as the Northeast’s largest security trade show. Focused on the big Tri-State market and overall Northeast sector vs. the flagship ISC West event in Las Vegas in the spring, the
International Security Conference & Exposition at New York’s Javits Center will be held Nov. 20 and 21. “Anybody who has been to the show has commented and seen the growth,” says Mary Beth Shaughnessy, Event Director, ISC Events at Reed Exhibitions.

New partnership with ASIS New York
Beginning in 2020, ISC East will be combined with the ASIS New York chapter’s annual conference and expo, which was held in May this year. Starting next year, the events will be rolled into one industry-wide expo and education event geared to serving the total security industry in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut). In 2020 there will be an enhanced education program along with the combined event next fall.

Ninety new exhibitors - Rapid growth in past three years - Event will highlight security startups securitiyinformed.com

ISC East 2019 Keynotes to Feature Experts From Government Agencies

14 Security Camera Suppliers to Check Out at ISC East 2019

A Glance at 12 Security Exhibitors New to ISC East 2019

Credit Suisse Warns That U.S. Store Closings May Worsen in 2020
U.S. retail store closures in 2020 are at risk to be just as bad -- or even worse -- than 2019, according to a Credit Suisse report. There have been 7,600 U.S. store closures announced in 2019 to date, representing the highest number of closures ever at this point in the year, according to the firm’s 24-year-old U.S. Retail Store Closure Index.

Around 75% of those stores are Softlines, also known as apparel or textiles. There are multiple reasons for this trend, according to the report. “Softlines spending has deteriorated as retailers struggle to lap a tax reform-driven step-up in 2018 discretionary spending.” In addition, there have been “powerful changes” in purchasing habits in this category, including the growing popularity of the online luxury-goods consignment shop The RealReal Inc., the rental space with players like Rent the Runway Inc., and a “continued push towards all things digital” seen at the Revolve Group Inc. The result is added pressure to already-challenged traffic trends at “over-stored” brick and mortar retailers. bloomberg.com

Losing to win: Why major retailers need to close more stores
That begs the industry's Goldilocks question: What size footprint is "just right"?

It comes down to an imperfect set of calculations, according to Nick Egelanian, president of retail real estate development firm SiteWorks, who says it's helped somewhat by technologies, like geofencing, that track traffic. "What the retailer is going for is to have the optimal number of stores that maximizes the performance of each store — the net cost to build the store, net cost to operate the store, net cost of the goods in the store — for a certain threshold return on investment. Some are better at it than others.
The commodity retailers and retailers like TJX are the best at it because they already know a lot about their customers even without geofencing."

The biggest challenge is faced by specialty retailers, he said, especially in an era where the mall has become "archaic." "They're dependent on the overall tenant mix — Walmart isn't dependent on the other guys, while Williams Sonoma is very dependent," he said, noting that, while a Walmart store has maybe a 2% chance of failure to perform against expectations, for others it's 50/50. retaildive.com

New Platform Helps Retailers & Employees Through the Store Closure Process
CareerFlex, a new outplacement platform, is designed to support employees through the closure process, while also providing retailers with a pipeline of qualified associates. Through the mobile platform, employees can access coaching, job listings and a 24/7 online support team. CareerFlex believes that this can help boost morale and improve job performance, particularly when leveraged alongside the letter of recommendation feature; employees who remain with the retailer until the end of the store closing will receive a letter of recommendation from CareerFlex. footwearnews.com

Fed. Circ. Upholds Walgreen's Win in Card Reader Security Tech Case
The Federal Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision dismissing a patent infringement lawsuit against Walgreen Co. over credit card reader technology, days after one judge told the inventor this was an “open and shut case.” The appeals court summarily affirmed a December 2018 ruling in the Northern District of Illinois that found William Grecia failed to lay out a viable argument that Walgreen’s card reader machines infringe his patent.

The lawsuit was one of dozens that Grecia has filed ove
r his patents on technology that has been characterized as leading to more secure transactions and reducing the risk of credit card fraud. Companies that have faced lawsuits include Microsoft, Apple and Citibank, according to court documents. Last year, the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court ruling dismissing an infringement lawsuit against McDonald's. law360.com

NCR Acquires POS Solutions, Brings Award-Winning Restaurant Technology and Support to Austin
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) announced today it has acquired POS Solutions, the leading point-of-sale and restaurant solutions provider in central Texas. This is the fourth local office acquisition NCR has made in the Lone Star State. It further expands the reach of NCR’s restaurant technology – which is trusted by more than 100,000 restaurants around the world. businesswire.com

Amazon Most Valuable Brand, Passing Apple and Google
Amazon is the world’s most valuable brand, gaining 20% to pass both Apple and Google, according to Kantar’s BrandZ Top 100 valuation ranking. The list values Amazon at $334.65 billion, or a third of a trillion — the highest amount in the ranking’s 14-year-history. Besides Amazon, Apple and Google, the top 10 are Microsoft, Visa, Facebook, McDonald’s, Mastercard, AT&T and Verizon. mediapost.com

Starbucks CEO to speak at NRF 2020 Vision: Retail's Big Show

FMI Foundation Advances Smarter Era of Food Safety with Academic Scholarships

H-E-B Grocery Tops List of America’s Most Trusted Food Retailers

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How Planet Fitness Uses Hanwha Cameras
for More Than Security

Planet fitness tapped integrator Adirondack Direct to install Hanwha’s 360-degree cameras with Genetec Security Center to increase security and boost operational efficiencies

- Planet Fitness is known for being a welcoming gym for everybody. In an effort to keep its members safe, comfortable and improve business operations, the company turned to system integrator Adirondack Direct to install a video surveillance solution from Hanwha Techwin and Genetec.

Each of Planet Fitness’ corporate-owned clubs throughout North America is outfitted with approximately eight to 15 video cameras that provide around the clock coverage of the parking lot, lobby, break room, the fitness area where members workout and other key areas — without invading private areas, such as locker rooms and other intimate spaces.

Planet Fitness Senior Vice President of Corporate Club Operations Jim Esposito says the company ultimately chose to implement Hanwha’s 360-degree cameras in particular because they provide more coverage, yet they save in hardware expenses because fewer cameras are needed.

Hanwha’s SNF-8010 5 MP 360-degree fisheye camera provides 5MP at 20FPS which captures smoother video at a higher framerate with true day and night function, according to the company.

Built-in on-camera de-warping allows instant access to p/t/z, quad view and panorama views. Alarm triggers for the Hanwha SNF-8010 include intelligent motion detection, audio detection, tampering detection, alarm input and network disconnection.

A typical system setup at Planet Fitness includes placing cameras 25 feet from the wall and 50 feet apart which provides almost 2,000 square feet of coverage per camera, according to the company.

Club managers, regional managers and corporate employees manage the system via Genetec Security Center which provides bookmarks of recorded incidents, ensuring events are already tagged when conducting a search. Additionally, Genetec integrates business intelligence analytics which notifies Planet Fitness if club equipment policies are being violated or abused.

Planet Fitness and Adirondack Direct manage the Enterprise via Genetec Cloud Federation as a Service (FaaS). Cloud FaaS enables customers to view all Genetec Equipped Facilities in real time, create and audit reports, administer system settings and users and monitor the health of all cameras and NVRs on premises.

Adirondack Direct also offers a 24-hour monitoring service and liaisons with law enforcement when needed.

Read the full article on securitysales.com





Macy's E-Commerce Site Hacked
Customer Payment Info Stolen in Magecart Data Breach

Macy's has announced that they have suffered a data breach due to their web site being hacked with malicious scripts that steal customer's payment information.

This type of compromise is called MageCart attack and consists of hackers compromising a web site so that they can inject malicious JavaScript scripts into various sections of the web site. These scripts then steal payment information that is submitted by a customer.

According to a 'Notice of Data Breach' issued by Macy's, their web site was hacked on October 7th, 2019 and a malicious script was added to the 'Checkout' and 'My Wallet' pages. If any payment information was submitted on these pages while they were compromised, the credit card details and customer information was sent to a remote site under the attacker's control.

Macy's states that they were alerted to this hack on October 15th, 2019, a full week after the site was breached and attackers were collecting payment information. bleepingcomputer.com

Web payment card skimmers add anti-forensics capabilities
Researchers have detected compromises on ecommerce sites with a new JavaScript-based payment card skimmer that uses anti-forensics techniques, including the ability to remove itself from the web page’s code after execution. Dubbed Pipka, the malicious script was found by researchers from Visa’s Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) team on the site of a North American merchant that had been previously infected with a different skimmer called Inter. Further investigation uncovered another 16 online merchant sites infected with Pipka.

The new threat on the block

Web skimming is the theft of payment card details from ecommerce websites through malicious scripts injected into them. The scripts are typically injected into the checkout pages to siphon off card information as it is entered by buyers into web forms.

This type of attack has become popular over the past few years, with the rise of one particular skimmer called Magecart that over a dozen groups use. Despite using the same skimmer, these groups employ different techniques and methods to inject their malicious code into websites and keep it hidden.

Some exploit known vulnerabilities. Others compromise legitimate third-party scripts that are loaded into websites, like those for web analytics services, and there is evidence that some groups are compromising routers used to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in airports and other public spaces to inject their code into legitimate traffic. csoonline.com

Webinar: Holiday Retail Threat Guide
Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 1:00 pm EST

While the holidays bring us an excess of joy and hot chocolate, security teams are faced with a substantial increase in cyber attacks. Hot products in demand bring scammers, scalpers, and bad bots. Join us for this live webinar as Jarrod Overson, Director of Engineering at Shape Security, breaks down three of the most popular and costly cyber attacks and what you can do to keep these attacks from ruining the holidays.
In this webinar, we will discuss in detail: Credential Stuffing & Password Spraying, E-Skimming or Magecart Style Attacks, and Scalping. Register Here

$1.6M Neiman Marcus Breach Deal Approved On 2nd Try
An Illinois federal judge gave initial approval Friday to a $1.6 million settlement for Neiman Marcus consumers looking to hold the company accountable following a 2013 data breach, after rejecting an earlier deal because of conflicts between class members. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman said the revised settlement appears reasonable, fair and adequate, and certified a class of Neiman Marcus customers who had shopped at the department store while malware was attacking its system.

Approximately 370,385 cards were used at the stores while the malware was scraping Neiman Marcus' computer system, according to the settlement agreement, which did not require Neiman Marcus to admit liability. Of the cards that were exposed, approximately 9,200 were later used fraudulently, the company said. law360.com

AWS sued under Illinois biometric privacy rules for providing third-party storage
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the latest biometrics vendor to be targeted by potential class action litigation under Illinois’ biometric privacy laws, Bloomberg Law reports. The complaint alleges AWS violated BIPA’s informed consent rules by not providing information to the plaintiff or other potential members of the class, according to the complaint in Cook County Circuit Court. AWS provides cloud storage for companies handling biometric information, and is accused of storing information on behalf of a commercial customer, without providing notification of its practices. The complaint alleges that BIPA forbids storage of biometric data without satisfying the informed consent requirements. biometricupdate.com

Senate bill would block US companies from storing data in China
US Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) wants to make it illegal for US companies to store user data or encryption keys in China. He also wants to prevent Chinese companies from collecting any more info from American users than is necessary to provide their service. He proposed these measures as part of a new National Security and Personal Data Protection Act announced Monday. engadget.com

Brooklyn man sentenced in landmark cryptocurrency fraud case
A Brooklyn cryptocurrency promoter was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday, becoming the first person to serve time for running an ICO scam. ICOs, or initial coin offerings, were a hot market during Bitcoin mania and in 2017 and 2018 investors poured more than $20 billion into some 3,000 of these deals. In these deals, crypto-visionaries sell virtual coins intended to finance their digital dreamers. The unregulated marketplace attracted some folks with interesting ideas about currency and technology, but it also became a hub for hucksters and con artists. crainsnewyork.com


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Organized Retail Crime

MetrORCA Update - ORC Trends - Strategies - Innovations

Lt. Tarik Sheppard, NYPD
Jim Cosseboom
, Director of AP, Ahold-Delhaize
TJ Flynn
, Former Sr. Manager of AP Investigations, JC Penney



Hear from three key members of New York's Metro ORC Association: Lt. Tarik Sheppard, NYPD; Jim Cosseboom, Director of Asset Protection, Retail Business Services LLC, an Ahold-Delhaize company; and TJ Flynn, former Sr. Manager of Asset Protection Investigations, JC Penney.

Learn how MetrORCA's annual conference will be different from others, what role big data will play in solving cases, and why it's important for LP teams to celebrate the small wins.

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Can Online Retailers Confront Their Hidden, Human Costs?

Is it time for consumers to confront the human cost of expedited shipping?

As we gear up for Black Friday and the busiest shopping season of the year, one of the biggest ethical issues emerging in the retail industry isn’t about workers a world away, but the ones in our own backyard. With complaints of inhumane working conditions, high injury rates and low pay, the fulfillment sector is the latest to face controversy, as warehouse workers in North America and Europe speak out about the true cost of same-day and door-to-door delivery.

Calling Out Convenience Culture

Monoliths like Amazon have achieved market domination by offering expedited shipping at high volume, inspiring retailers to compete by aiming for ever-shorter delivery times. While it’s easy to blame Amazon Inc. and the like for creating the situation, the fact is this dynamic is a response to a consumer culture that demands convenience, speed and instant gratification. This isn’t to say consumers are entirely to blame. There is mounting evidence that shoppers would reevaluate whether they really need that shiny new object right away if they were better educated on the human cost of ultra-quick delivery.

Employing Automation While Future-Proofing Workers

Despite Amazon’s move to boost wages, improve benefits and create more permanent positions for its American workers, the fact is, warehouse jobs aren’t exactly what most people strive for. It’s demanding work with difficult hours and little opportunity to learn transferable skills. Future-proofing warehouses and other entry-level workers will likely take a much broader effort, including government participation and community groups working together with the companies that have relied on vulnerable communities to make their business models work. It’s a long game that requires investment on multiple fronts because it’s crucial on multiple levels. Helping these workers transition isn’t just about ensuring individual livelihoods, but also enabling a future with a consumer base capable of supporting commerce as we know it.

Embracing Ethics as a Competitive Edge

As more online retailers turn to third-party logistics companies to handle fulfillment and shipping, competition in this space is starting to heat up. This has created an opportunity for retailers to demand more accountability from logistics providers. Just as consumers are placing pressure on retailers to adopt ethical supply chains, retailers have the ability to pass that pressure on. Brands shopping around for logistics providers can demand or request fair treatment of workers as a condition for business. At the same time, logistics providers hoping to compete with players like Amazon can do so by carving out an ethical niche, using fair labor practices as a differentiator in a marketplace dominated by giants. wwd.com

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Avon, OH: Police run down the Home Depot bandit; hitting multiple Home Depot’s in the area
An Avon police officer ran down a man accused of stealing tools from the Avon Commons Home Depot, and it turns out the man had allegedly robbed multiple Home Depot locations in Northeast Ohio. A loss prevention officer at the Home Depot noticed the suspect, Luis Ortiz, from a photo that had been sent around to local Home Depot stores and he called Avon police. “He was pushing out a cart load of tools he didn’t pay for, and as soon as the individual saw the officers, he dumped the cart and took off running,” said Avon Police Public Information Officer Jim Drozodowski. An Avon officer was able to catch up to Ortiz relatively quickly and Ortiz was arrested. The alleged thief then proceeded to thank the officers for arresting him, because he said he was a heroin addict who needed help. Ortiz was charged with theft and resisting arrest for running from police. Drozodowski said that Ortiz had averaged $300 to $400 of theft every time he would come into a Home Depot and leave without paying for the merchandise. cleveland19.com

Marietta, GA: Booster Bag and Pry Tools; Cumberland Mall shoplifters arrested with tools of the trade
Over $1,000 worth of clothing was stolen from a store in Cumberland Mall by a group of shoplifters equipped with an anti-detection “booster bag” and a pry tool, police say. Cobb officers apprehended two suspects at Cumberland Mall just before 1 p.m. on Nov. 8 and identified a third suspect, an unnamed juvenile, according to arrest warrants. Trebioun Juan Hunter and Larry Jerome Platts were booked into the Cobb County jail, each charged with felony counts of theft by shoplifting and possessing tools used to commit a crime. Police said Hunter and Platts were waiting in a getaway car outside the mall while four accomplices went inside and stole 48 pieces of clothing from H&M, collectively worth $1,136. mdjonline.com

Wilmington, DE: WANTED for Organized Retail Crime
The Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 28 year old, Ebkiesha N. Hargrow of Wilmington, who is wanted in connection with an organized retail crime ring that has targeted businesses throughout New Castle County. Since December 2018 up until the present time, Hargrow has committed multiple thefts at retail locations throughout New Castle County in which she shoplifted large quantities of merchandise with the intent of re-selling the stolen property. Hargrow, who has remained at large since August, also has ties to the Philadelphia area. Warrants are currently on file charging Hargrow with the following crimes: Theft (Organized Retail Crime), Receiving Stolen Property, Selling Stolen Property’ Identity Theft and others. dsp.delaware.gov

Maui, HI: Burglars Ram SUV into Kahului Pawn Shop, Steal $34K in Jewelry

Athens-Clarke County, GA: 100 cartons of cigarettes stolen, $13,500 in damage caused in burglary at Piggly Wiggly

North Bend, WA: North Bend Outlet Mall reports male/ female team hit store for over $2,000 worth of purses, a travel bag and a jacket

Suffolk County, NY: Women Wanted For Stealing $740 Worth Of Clothing From Target

Hartselle, AL: Woman in custody after stealing more than $650 worth of merchandise from Walmart

Man arrested for allegedly robbing 22 bottles of shampoo from CVS, valued at $127, now facing 2 Felony charges


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Shootings & Deaths

Akron, OH: Beauty Supply Store clerk shoots, kills suspected robber during holdup
A store clerk shot and killed a suspected robber during a robbery Friday night in Akron, police said. According to Akron police, officers responded to a shooting at the Royal Beauty Supply on S. Arlington Street after 7 p.m. Friday. There were two employees in the store when two masked male suspects with guns entered and attempted to rob them. During the robbery, a 26-year-old clerk pulled his gun and fatally shot one of the suspects. The second suspect fled the scene. Ameer Majed Ismail, 19, of Akron, died from a gunshot wound to the head. beaconjournal.com

DeKalb County, GA: Final suspect in fatal Stonecrest Mall shooting captured
The third and final suspect connected to a deadly September shooting outside the Mall at Stonecrest has been arrested. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Fugitive Squad found and arrested Trayvon Williams at an apartment complex off Covington Highway in DeKalb County, Monday. Authorities said the 25-year-old was involved in a Sept. 29 fight in the courtyard of the mall that spilled into the parking lot. At some point, someone shot and killed Kevin Downer, who was found shot in the back in the parking lot of the theater. 11alive.com

Cape Coral, FL: Murder of TJ Maxx manager still unsolved after five years
Monday marks five years since the murder of a Southwest Florida man, and still no arrests have been made. Al Griffith managed Cape Coral's TJ Maxx store on Del Prado Boulevard for more than a decade before being shot and killed while on break in 2014, just before closing time. Police did release a sketch of the suspect, but the man was never identified. An anonymous donor raised the reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction to $25,000. That's on top of Crime Stoppers' $3,000 reward. fox4now.com

Pierce County, WA: Man accused of Tacoma C-store owner’s stabbing death held on $2 million bail

Cocoa, FL: Argument Leads To Shooting at Wawa, Man Carrying Concealed Firearm Helps Security Guard, Suspect Hospitalized

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Houston, TX: Robber pistol whips victim inside Houston Walgreens; wanted for multiple robberies
Investigators are looking for a man accused of multiple robberies across the Houston area recently, spanning from Sugar Land to Humble and Baytown. Most of the stores reportedly robbed were CVS, but Walgreens and a Sonic restaurant were also hit. In a video released Monday by the Houston Police Robbery Division, the suspect pistol whips a victim before ordering people to the ground and taking money from the register. khou.com

Hallandale Beach, FL: ‘Mastermind‘ of Bass Pro Shops burglary crew / gun theft arrested
A Hallandale Beach man is being called the “mastermind” of a crew accused of in Dania Beach to steal weapons. Hallandale Beach police arrested Noel George Baker, Jr., 24, at his home, the second arrest in the case, Major Pedro Abut said Friday. Shawn Sherkins Derival, 19, who the sheriff’s office said appeared on store surveillance video as he allegedly stole rifles — was recognized by a Hallandale Beach police officer and was arrested on Tuesday. The sporting goods store on Gulf Stream Way was burglarized July 20 and 21 by five men, the sheriff’s office said. Derival told detectives he jumped over a chain link fence and busted a store window as the group’s getaway car waited on the shoulder of Interstate 95. Other suspects are still at large, detective German Bickbau said Friday. valliantnews.com

Dollar General Employee fired after encounter with aggressive shoplifter
On July 13, Lillian Billings claimed to have seen Cedric McIlwain, 36, walk into the store on Patterson Avenue. She was the manager at the time of the incident and claimed to have followed company policy at the time. The aggressive and violent shoplifter attacked the Dollar General employee. Two weeks later, the employee was terminated for failure to follow company policy. When she applied for unemployment benefits, the company said she was disqualified. In legal documents, the company argues that she violated company policy by physically engaging the suspected shoplifter. Documents detail that the company believes she engaged McIlwain which led to his aggressive actions. myfox8.com

Sacramento, CA: Shoplifter Suspect Runs Out The Door, Gets Hit By Vehicle
The incident happened a little after 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Police say a suspect was seen pocketing some merchandise at the unnamed store. Security went up to confront the suspect, but the suspect decided to push the guard aside and bolt out the door. The suspect kept running but was then struck by a car. Police say the suspect suffered a minor injury in the collision but was soon taken into custody. sacramento.cbslocal.com

Albuquerque, NM: Video shows Good Samaritan stop suspected shoplifters
A pair of suspected thieves are accused of robbing an Albuquerque gas station over and over. However, the last time, a Good Samaritan happened to be there and he wasn’t afraid to put a stop to it. krqe.com

Chicago, IL: Masked Man Robs 7-Eleven On 103rd Street Twice In 3 Days

Bozeman, MT: Former C-Store employee burglarizes store safe of $11,000 in cash


Sacramento, CA: Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison For $500,000 Aggravated Identity Theft
Ahmad Nassar, was sentenced to four years in prison Monday for aggravated identity theft, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and access device fraud. When agents served search warrants at two Sacramento properties associated with Nassar in May of 2017, they found a loaded .22-caliber handgun under a pillow. They also seized multiple boxes containing credit cards, debit cards, mail, and id cards. Additionally, agents found at least 55 computers, cell phones, media storage devices, and a CelleBrite, which is used by law enforcement to conduct a forensic examination of cell phones. The U.S. Attorney’s office said Nassar’s conduct caused at least $558,276 in losses. sacramento.cbslocal.com



Auto Parts – Henderson, KY – Burglary
C-Store – Brooklyn, NY – Robbery
C-Store – Cleveland, OH – Armed Robbery
C-store – Fairfield County, SC – Burglary
C-Store – Bozeman, MT – Burglary
Flower Shop – Grand Forks, MN – Burglary
Gas Station – Nassau County, NY – Armed Robbery
Grocery – Athens, GA – Burglary
Pawn – Maui, HI – Burglary
Jewelry – Wheaton, MD – Robbery
Jewelry – Portland, OR – Robbery
Jewelry – Santa Rosa, CA – Robbery
Jewelry – Hayward, CA – Robbery
Jewelry – Dallas, TX – Burglary
Jewelry – Chesterton, IN - Burglary
Marijuana – Seattle, WA – Robbery
North Bend Outlet - North Bend, WA - Robbery
Pawn Shop – South Austin, TX – Robbery
Pet Store – Colorado Spring, CO – Burglary
Restaurant – Parker, AZ – Armed Robbery (Burger King)
Vape – Florence, KY – Armed Robbery
Verizon – Nassau County, NY – Armed Robbery
7-Eleven – Chicago, IL – Armed Robbery
7-Eleven – Middleburg, FL – Armed Robbery
7-Eleven – Lynchburg, VA – Armed Robbery
7-Eleven – Terrace Heights, WA – Armed Robbery


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


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None to report.

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