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Patrick Eidinger, CFI named Director of Loss Prevention for UNIQLO

Patrick began his career at Gap Inc. as a Sales Associate over 20 years ago and rose through the ranks over the years. In 2007 he shifted from General Manager to Loss Prevention, working as a District LPM from 2007-2014, Market/Regional LPM from 2014-2016, to his most recent position as Senior Regional LPM, which he's held since October 2016. UNIQLO CO., LTD is a major division of Japanese retailing company Fast Retailing, operating over 800 stores worldwide, with 60+ in the United States. Congratulations, Patrick!

Gabriel Levit, CFI promoted to Director, Brand Enforcement for Luxottica
Gabriel has been with Luxottica since April 2015, working as Regional Asset Protection Manager then later as Senior Regional Manager of Asset Protection. His previous jobs in the industry include: Field Loss Prevention Supervisor for Gap Inc., Regional Loss Prevention Manager for T-Mobile, and Market Investigations Manager for Toys"R"Us. Congratulations, Gabriel!

Hawken Averett promoted to Manager, Risk Policy Operations - Investigations for eBay
Hawken most recently held the position of Supervisor - Global Asset Protection for eBay. He has been with the online retailer since 2006, with other roles including Senior Asset Protection Investigator - PROACT, Seller Fraud/Merchant Risk Management Agent III, and Trust & Safety Specialist III. Read more about the efforts of eBay's Global AP/PROACT Team in our weekly column published on Mondays. Congratulations, Hawken!

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Retail Crime Over Thanksgiving Weekend Preliminary Results

Based on Publicly Reported Data Compiled By The D&D Daily
*Covering the 4-Day Period of Thursday-Sunday Only

Retail Violent Incidents (Malls/Big Box)
Up 60% from 2016

2019 - 8
2018 - 3
2017 - 6
2016 - 5


Up 28% from 2018

2019 - 42
2018 - 33
2017 - 42
2016 - 33
2015 - 29


Retail Fatalities
Down 50% from 2018, 2017, 2016

2019 - 4
2018 - 8
2017 - 8
2016 - 8

Read about incidents from this past holiday weekend in today's Retail Crime column below


ORC Makes CNBC's 'On The Money'
C.L.E.A.R. President Ben Dugan Interviewed

Retailers aren't only bracing for shoppers this holiday season. They're also getting ready for sophisticated organized crime rings. How do stores stop the thieves and combat these criminals? Ben Dugan, President of the Coalition for Law Enforcement and Retail, explains how widespread the problem is and how it could be costing you. cnbc.com

Hong Kong Retail Sales Slump 24% as Chaos Continues to Cripple Economy
Hong Kong's retail sales suffered a record contraction in October, as the city counts the cost of almost six months of political unrest.

Retail sales by value
contracted by 24.3% in the month from a year earlier, the fourth month of double-digit declines. By volume, sales contracted by 26.2%, also a record. bloomberg.com

Wisc. Supreme Court Rules Multiple Shoplifting Cases Can Count as Single Felony
The Associated Press reports that the ruling stems from a case in Green County. Prosecutors there charged Autumn Marie Love Lopez and Amy Rodriguez with a felony in 2017 in connection with seven incidents of shoplifting at a Monroe Wal-Mart. According to court documents, Lopez worked at the Wal-Mart and voided out purchases Rodriguez made at a self-checkout register. They allegedly stole $1,452 worth of merchandise.

The women argued that prosecutors can't combine shoplifting counts into a single charge and they should instead face multiple misdemeanor counts. The Supreme Court disagreed, ruling 5-2 on Thursday that Wisconsin statutes allow for multiple thefts to be prosecuted as a single crime and the definition of the crime includes retail theft. The women's attorney didn't immediately return a message. cwbradio.com

Anchorage retailers & PD take new measures to discourage shoplifters
Shoplifting Increase Questioned by Anchorage PD

That spike isn't necessarily because more shoplifting is happening as much as
"it's about more people getting caught due to more officers on the street," APD spokesman MJ Thim said in an email.

Some Anchorage retailers, like Andy's, have cracked down on shoplifting over the last few years. Stores are putting more merchandise under lock and key and examining customer traffic patterns in stores. The Fred Meyer store in Midtown closed off one of its entrances in an effort to curb the problem. The Anchorage Police Department has also
stepped up enforcement. Arrests for shoplifting have spiked since 2016.

Shoplifting arrests by the Anchorage Police Department dipped in 2016 and then spiked the next two years. In
2015, the city made 2,263 arrests for shoplifting, and that dropped to 2,030 the following year. In 2017 there were 2,406 arrests, and last year 2,504. Up 23% Over 2016.

"The increased enforcement will certainly increase arrests in the short term, and
we expect it to decrease overall theft in the long term," Thim said.

Another major effort from Anchorage police is what the department calls its
"retail blitz" or "retail detail" program, which started in late 2017. Two of those blitzes last year at Fred Meyer stores - in Midtown and East Anchorage - resulted in dozens of arrests through sting operations. stockdailydish.com

FCC Takes Steps Toward Squeezing Out Huawei, ZTE
FCC Funds Can No Longer Be Used to Buy Their Gear; Rip-and-Replace Plan Proposed.

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Friday to ban telecommunications companies from using FCC funds to buy equipment from Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE because they pose a "national security threat." The move comes as telecom firms are ramping up their efforts to build 5G networks. govinfosecurity.com

Walnut Creek, CA: Black Friday Fur Protest Inside Store Following Statewide Ban on Fur Sale
Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) animal rights activists demonstrated at a Walnut Creek fur store on Black Friday, less than a week after the store's opening. A woman, Cassie King, masqueraded as a manager, welcoming customers into the store with satirical enthusiasm, describing the violent, cruel ways animals in the fur industry are treated and killed.

This comes amid a
wave of retailers, fashion designers and celebrities dropping fur, and as California became the first state to ban fur sales just last month. (The California ban is set to go into effect on January 1, 2023.) indybay.org

Thanksgiving Weekend Sales Performance

Black Friday shopping at brick-and-mortar stores dropped by 6%
as consumers spent record online

Black Friday sales for brick-and-mortar stores dropped 6.2% after shopping on Thanksgiving Day rose 2.3%, according to ShopperTrak data.

The pullback in brick-and-mortar stores mirrored a surge in Black Friday online shopping, which hit $7.4 billion, an all-time record for the day, according to Adobe Analytics.

Sensormatic Solutions Releases Black Friday Results
from ShopperTrak Traffic Data Analytics

Johnson Controls announced that Sensormatic Solutions, its leading global retail solutions portfolio, released preliminary shopper visit data for brick-and-mortar retail stores and shopping centers on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. Findings indicate that shopper visits resulted in a combined 3 percent decline for the two-day period compared to last year. However, we saw a shift that included a
2.3 percent increase in traffic on Thanksgiving Day and a 6.2 percent decline in traffic on Black Friday versus 2018. Additionally, there was a small shift of in-store traffic away from the beginning of the week and into both Thanksgiving and Black Friday, dispelling the idea that in-store traffic is moving away from the holiday and farther into November.

"There is no longer one way to shop on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. As omnichannel retail and online shopping continue to grow in popularity, consumers turned to emerging fulfillment solutions, like buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS), this year," said Brian Field, senior director of global retail consulting for ShopperTrak. "As a result of these shopping options, there is a rise of intentional shoppers in-store. During exceptionally busy times, these customers are more intent on purchasing and less on just browsing, making their BOPIS pickup when the stores aren't as crowded."

"Black Friday continues to remain the busiest shopping day of the year by a long shot," said Field. "Shopping in physical stores during the holidays continues to be an exciting annual event for consumers. With
eight of the 10 predicted busiest shopping days still to come, including Super Saturday, which will fall on Dec. 21 this year, retailers are in for a successful holiday season." businesswire.com

For more insights on the 2019 most busiest shopping days, view Sensormatic's infographic in today's Vendor Spotlight below.

Black Friday - Winners & Losers
2019 The Tipping Point Between Digital & Real World

Adobe Analytics estimates that the sales for the full weekend (Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday) will top
$29 billion, or 20% of total revenue for the full holiday season, up from 19% last year.

By the end of Black Friday, retailers had rung up a record
$7.4 billion in online sales alone, just shy of the record $7.9 billion during last year's Cyber Monday event, according to Adobe Analytics.

It's a marked shift, seen especially on mobile, that underscores how retailers have finally caught up to consumers when it comes to seeing no daylight between online and offline channels. "This is the year that will go down in the
history books as the tipping point between digital and real world," Jon Reily, head of global commerce strategy at Publicis Sapient, told Retail Dive in an interview. "We knew it was coming and 2019 is the year." 

Winner: Mobile

U.S. digital sales grew 17% to $4.1 billion, according to Salesforce on Thanksgiving Day. Mobile orders increased 35% on Black Friday this year, with 65% of all e-commerce flowing through a mobile device, Salesforce also found. Of the more than $900 million total sales made by Shopify merchants, 69% of purchases were made on mobile, with the remaining 31% on desktop.

Winner: Stores with pickup services

One out of every five online purchases will be picked up in the store.

Loser: Retail margins

Of the 32 retailers visited by Coresight this past weekend, 25 offered promotions, with discounts averaging 37% to 47%. "Shoppers seemed motivated by Black Friday deals this year." retaildive.com

Coresight Research: Holiday 2019: US Black Friday Insights
On November 29, the Coresight Research team undertook its
annual tour of stores for Black Friday. We visited 65 stores of 32 different retailers in the US. We had shoppers in New York, New Jersey, Hawaii and Illinois, at outlets, luxury malls, downtown locations, neighborhood centers and regional malls. In this report, we analyze each store according our proprietary BEST framework for physical retail.

Store activity varied greatly: There were long lines at American Eagle Outfitters, Bed Bath and Beyond, the Nike Outlet, Old Navy and Target; but there were no wait times at Costco and drugstores.

Ann Taylor, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bloomingdale's, Ulta Beauty and Walmart were the top five retailers this Black Friday, ranked according to Coresight Research's BEST framework.

Of the 32 retailers visited, 25 offered promotions, with discounts averaging 37-47%.
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Director, Distribution Security & Safety - North America posted for Michael Kors in Whittier, CA

A.C. Moore Going Out of Business (145 stores) - Michaels Picks Up 40 & a DC

Holiday Sales Won't Stop the Closures & Bankrupticies

FedEx to Move 33M Packages on Cyber Monday Alone

Quarterly Results

Dick's Sporting Goods Q3 comp's up 6%, net sales up 5.6%, online sales up 13%
Citi Trends Q3 comp's up 2.6%, sales up 4.4%
Dollar Tree Q3 comp's up 2.5%, sales up 3.7%
Best Buy Q3 comp's up 1.7%, revenue up 1.7%
Abercrombie & Fitch Q3 comp's flat, sales up 0.2%
Chico's Q3 comp's down 2.2%

Last week's #1 article --

Houston, TX: Target customer files federal discrimination lawsuit
after she's wrongly accused of stealing

Newly released security video shows man filling $300 vacuum box with junk

A woman filed a federal lawsuit against Target after she says she was discriminated against and accused of stealing. Annie Banerjee, an Indian bor
n Houston immigration attorney, bought what she thought was a $300 brand new Dyson vacuum cleaner from Target on San Felipe Street in the Galleria area. But what she ended up with was a box full of junk, including dirty towels, rocks and a can of chili.

newly released security video from inside the store released by Target, you see a man with a small child in his shopping cart entering the store. That same man is then seen taking off the anti-theft device on a brand new Dyson vacuum cleaner. Also, in his shopping cart, you see what Banerjee's attorney calls a "dummy Dyson box," full of junk. The video shows him placing the dummy box on the floor and paying for some other merchandise before leaving the store. The video also shows an employee wrapping the dummy box with the junk inside with the anti-theft device before putting it back on a store shelf. click2houston.com

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eBay's Global AP/PROACT Team at NRF Protect 2019


From left to right: Christian Hardman, Hawken Averett, Stephen Huhnke, Spencer Jones

eBay's Global Asset Protection/PROACT team was present at NRF in Anaheim this year, as part of a tradition that eBay has maintained to ensure our involvement in relation to combatting ORC, strengthening relationships with law enforcement and retail partners, and promoting eBay's PROACT program. As we have for the past several years, eBay also sponsored the Fusion Center, and maintained a booth there to continue fostering relationships between public and private partnerships.

For further information on PROACT, email inquiries to PROACT@eBay.com.







As I'm still recovering from Thanksgiving weekend which included endless amounts of turkey, potatoes and desserts I thought that writing about the importance of "leftovers" would be fitting. The dramatic event of a Thanksgiving dinner is the highlight of the weekend (and a few football games), but I think most would agree that leftovers from that meal are on another level. Now this may be a stretch (similar to the pants I prefer to wear on Thanksgiving day), but I think we can compare an investigative interview to this illustrious meal. The preparation and planning, the stress and drama, the awkward feeling at the end when nobody is sure when to leave - all direct translations. Truth be told, I think the leftovers of an interview are often underappreciated.

Let's take a look at what's still in the fridge after the interview took place: Read more here




Joker's Stash Advertises More Stolen Payment Card Data
Tis The Season - Bad Cards Hitting the Market Just in Time for Xmas
4 Million Stolen Cards Hitting the Market

Carder Forum Listing Appears Tied to Breaches at Four Restaurant Chains

A new batch of stolen payment card data has appeared on the notorious Joker's Stash underground marketplace. The new listing appears related to breaches at four different restaurant chains in the U.S. over the last several months, according to a security analysis published this week.

The new breach listing, dubbed "New World Order," first appeared on the Joker's Stash marketplace on Nov. 22, and the batch of data appears to include credit and debit card data stolen from four different restaurant chains that include fast-food chain Krystal, Moe's Southwest Grill, McAlister's Deli, and Schlotzsky's, according to the analysis by Gemini Advisory, which tracks stolen payment card data.

One reason that this new listing may have appeared at the end of November is that its coinciding with the holiday shopping season, which starts on Black Friday, Nov. 29. Alforov notes that cybercriminals might be looking for new batches of stolen payment card data in order to take advantage of this burst of commercial activity.

In previous reports, other security researchers find that Joker's Stash remains one of the major underground sites specializing in the sale of stolen payment card data. These security analysts have also come across large data dumps periodically on the forum.

How much stolen credit card is now for sale on Joker's Stash remains in dispute. Security blogger Brian Krebs, who first reported the new batch of payment card data, writes that there are at least 4 million credit and debit card numbers for sale on the underground forum. bankinfosecurity.asia

New US Federal Privacy Bill Proposed
Legislation Designed Along the Same Lines as CCPA

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., has introduced federal privacy bill called the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, or COPRA, which would expand the rights of people when it comes to how personal data is collected, shared and used. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn..; Ed Markey D-Mass.; and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, co-sponsored the bill.

"Privacy rights should be like your Miranda rights-clear as a bell as to what they are and what constitutes a violation," Cantwell said in a statement. The bill received statement of support from privacy advocacy groups, such as Consumer Reports, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology.

According to data available with National Conference of State Legislatures there are about 110 privacy bills pending for various states in the U.S.

As proposed, COPRA has broad applicability to businesses, individuals and personal data across the United States. The proposed bill excludes small businesses with revenue of less than $25 million per year. Companies who are deriving less than 50% of their revenue from transferring covered data for valuable consideration would also be unaffected.

COPRA has designed rights for citizens much the same way as the CCPA, with a few additions. govinfosecurity.com

Here Comes DPO's - Data Protection Officers
How to Get Prepared for Privacy Legislation
Getting privacy basics right is a solid foundation

On January 1, 2020, California will step on the world stage of privacy when the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect. It follows the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other regional legislative controls that are designed to protect the personal data of consumers.

There may be requirements to update privacy policies, third-party, and service provider contracts and any other terms that cover the collection, retention, and protection of personal data held by the company. It's important that all businesses review their status and establish if they need to comply with the legislation.

As with other privacy legislation, the fines for noncompliance could be significant. Under GDPR, we have recently witnessed British Airways being fined $230 million and Marriott Hotel Group $123 million for data breaches. The CCPA legislation allows for fines by the attorney general of up to $7,500 per incident and gives individual consumers the right to file a lawsuit for up to $700 each. I expect once the legislation takes effect that we will see some considerable legal action with class action lawsuits filed against companies that suffer data breaches

Complying with the legislation requires companies to adopt policies for the collection and retention of the data. It also requires companies to provide "reasonable security" to protect the personal data. darkreading.com

GDPR compliance benefits emerge a year and a half later
Correlation between compliance and improved security

Results from a Cisco survey indicated GDPR-compliant organizations are safer from breaches than noncompliant organizations: The percentage of GDPR-ready organizations affected by data breaches was 74% in 2018, compared to 89% of non-GDPR-ready companies. In addition, fewer records were affected, system downtime was shorter and monetary costs were lower in GDPR-ready organizations.

With data breach consequences ranging from fines to lost clients to public relations disasters, there are many reasons for businesses to focus on and prioritize GDPR compliance.

Many GDPR components can only help an organization's security posture. For example, mandates surrounding privileged access management, which audits user access to critical data, reduce the chances that high-risk privileged accounts become compromised. GDPR's 72-hour breach notification is also a considerable deterrent because it criminalizes cover-ups to force accountability. Additionally, GDPR mandates institutions that handle large amounts of sensitive data employ a data protection officer who is responsible for enforcing GDPR compliance along with the general data protection strategy of the organization. techtarget.com

Cyber Criminal Gang RAT busted by cops
A website that sold more than 14,500 copies of a remote access trojan (RAT) to cyber criminals in 124 countries has been taken down, and nine people arrested in the UK, following an international effort spearheaded by the UK's North West Regional Organized Crime Unit (NWROCU) with support from the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Australia's Federal Police force (AFP).

The Imminent Monitor RAT was sold for as little as $25 and gave full remote control of the endpoint if installed on a victim's computer, enabling cyber criminals to disable other cyber security protections, steal data or passwords, record keystrokes, and activate webcams. A total of 85 warrants were executed and 14 people taken into custody, with more than 400 pieces of equipment seized. computerweekly.com

U.S. Cyber Officials Give Holiday Shopping Advice for Consumers



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Quick Take 3 with The Zellman Group

Stuart Levine, CEO,
The Zellman Group

with MCs Joe LaRocca
and Amber Bradley


Stuart Levine, CEO of The Zellman Group, talks about the changing landscape of civil recovery, reveals his misadventures with the GPS app Waze, and becomes the first contestant of the day to take on Amber's "Lightning Round" of hot-seat questions.




Cyber Monday poised to net record $9.4B in the US
Cyber Monday online sales globally are on pace to rise 12% above last year to $30 billion (from $26 billion last year), according to Salesforce research. In the U.S., the day's digital sales are expected to grow 15% year over year to $8 billion from $7 billion last year, according to the report.

Adobe Analytics, which measures transactions from 80 of 100 major U.S. online retailers, tops that, forecasting a new record of $9.4 billion in sales, an 18.9% increase over last year. By 9 a.m. Eastern time Cyber Monday, merchants had already done $473 million in online business, Adobe said. retaildive.com

Cyber Monday Stacks Up as a Battle Between Amazon & Everybody Else
Target, Walmart & Major Retailers Threaten Amazon

"The gap that Amazon had as an advantage over other retailers is starting to close," said Monisha De La Rocha, a partner at Bain & Company.

Amazon has become a huge threat to big-box stores in recent years, but those retailers may be making a comeback this Cyber Monday.

Walmart and Target had bigger jumps than Amazon in online customer spending during the first two weeks of November compared with the same period last year, according research firm Edison Trends, which looked at more than 1.2 million transactions. Walmart took in 51% more than last year, while Target followed close behind with a 47% increase. While Amazon only grew 32%.

The big stores are realizing they can compete with Amazon and win back market share. cnbc.com

3 Things Employers Should Consider On Cyber Monday
Over two-thirds of employees plan to shop online while at work during the holiday season. This means employers should have a plan to navigate the next few weeks to maintain productivity and minimize disruption. Here are three things employers should consider.

1. Online Shopping May Not Be a Big Deal
In reality, Cyber Monday may not be any different than an average day. Employees might already spend time on non-work-related Internet activities during their typical workday.
● Enforce productivity and quality standards on Cyber Monday - just as they would any other day - to ensure that online shopping does not sidetrack employees from completing their appointed work.
● Remind employees to avoid suspicious websites or applications to prevent potential data breaches.

2. Communication Is Crucial
Regardless of how employers choose to proceed, they should make sure that the organization's handbook and policies are in order. First, make sure the rules are provided to all employees. Have workers provide an electronic signature or signed acknowledgement page for their employee file as proof that they received a copy of the policies.

3. Consistency Is Key
As always, one of the best ways to avoid legal troubles is to be consistent with the enforcement of policies. Put another way, if an employer drops the hammer on one employee for breaking a specific rule, it must drop the hammer on any other employee that also breaks that same rule. shrm.org

Europol & US National IP Rights Coordination Center Seize 30,506 Domains
Distributing Counterfeit & Pirated Items in Operation IOS X (In Our Sites)

Law enforcement authorities from 18 EU Member States and third parties in a joint investigation with Europol and the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Centre, facilitated by Eurojust and INTERPOL, have seized over 30,506 domain names that distributed counterfeit and pirated items over the internet during operation IOS X. These included counterfeit pharmaceuticals and pirated movies, illegal television streaming, music, software, electronics, and other bogus products. 

3 arrests and 26,000 luxury products seized. europa.eu

These 4 charts explain Amazon's fulfillment speed

Costco's website goes down on Thanksgiving, other retailers also see outages Friday


Lewisville, TX: $35,000 Worth of Compound Bows Stolen From Archery Store
The store was broken into early Friday morning, according to Lewisville Police. Video surveillance from the gun range next door to All Star Archery & Marine shows a white truck taking off just before 6 a.m. Police said the person or people responsible for the burglary were in the store for six minutes. nbcdfw.com

St. Petersburg, FL: 2 Florida Women Steal An Elderly Woman's Credit Card And Spend $5,000
Within half an hour, the two women went to a department store and bought the electronics and gift cards. The women also tried to purchase merchandise at another store, but the victim's credit cards were denied. The St. Petersburg Police released photos of the women obtained by security cameras on social media. One of the photos shows the two walking out of a store happily laughing with two bags filled with items. theinnersane.com

Long Grove, IL: 3 Chicago women lead police on chase following $2,500 Black Friday shoplifting, tasing incident
About 5:40 p.m. Friday, police were patrolling a retail shopping area on West Long Grove Road when a white car that was reported stolen drove past them, and the officers "recognized the occupants" from police bulletins detailing retail thefts in the Chicagoland area, according to the Lake County sheriff's office. The 18-year-old woman behind the wheel of the car, Jonva C. Vivetter would not stop when sheriff's deputies activated their lights and sirens and tried to pull her over, and officers began chasing them. Vivetter crashed into at least three cars, including a sheriff's squad car.
After searching the car, police found about $2,500 worth of expensive perfume including Chanel, Ugg boots and several pieces of clothing, all believed to have been stolen, the statement said. courant.com

Hanover County, VA: Man wanted for stealing over $5,000 worth of chainsaws from James River Equipment

Oswego, IL: Police report $2,170 worth of perfume stolen

Mecosta County, MI: Three People Arrested for $1,000 Retail Fraud and Meth

San Antonio, TX: Man accused of swapping out prices on high-end wine bottles; resulting in the theft of thousands of dollars

Lawrence Township, NJ: Walmart thief steals $1,200 worth of iPhones, PlayStation 4 game consoles and Samsung Galaxy tablets

Oxnard, CA: Suspect charged with $420 Home Depot tool theft after brief foot pursuit; prior thefts


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Shootings & Deaths

Houston, TX: Man shot and killed by Restaurant Owner
Police say a restaurant owner shot and killed a man who was harassing customers in southeast Houston. According to detectives, the man went into Gilmore's Burgers around 9 p.m. Wednesday. The 69-year-old man was reportedly bothering customers when he got into an altercation with the owner. During the altercation, the restaurant owner shot the man once in the parking lot. At this time the restaurant owner does not face any charges. jagotimes.com

Houston, TX: Man fatally shot outside convenience store
Police stated, a man was visiting the store with his girlfriend when he engaged in an argument outside the store with the suspect, who then shot him in the chest. While trying to run across the street, the victim collapsed in the middle of the road and died. chron.com

Johnston County, NC: Fatal shooting at C-store linked to string of robberies
Joseph Bowling, 23, was visiting his mother, who works at the store, and jumped between her and the armed robbers when they demanded her phone, according to his stepfather, Rex Bowling. After he was shot, Joseph Bowling chased the robbers out the door before he died. defconnews.com

Lumberton, NC: Tobacco Store Owner killed in front of his store
On Saturday at about 2:49 a.m., police officers responded to Tobacco Brothers Minute Shop where they found Manal Abdelaziz deceased in front of the business, a police statement said. Manal Abdelaziz, 60, worked at the business and had just closed for the night when the incident occurred, the statement said. fayobserver.com

New Orleans, LA: 10 people shot on Canal Street in New Orleans, 2 in critical condition
A spasm of violence bloodied Canal Street in the early morning hours on Sunday, leaving 10 people shot in one of the worst mass shootings in New Orleans in years. New Orleans police said that two victims were in critical condition after gunfire broke out just before 3:30 a.m. nola.com

Syracuse, NY: Knife Fight at Mall, Day After 1 Hurt in Shooting
Police in upstate New York say a fight at a mall led to a man getting cut with a knife, a day after a man was shot in the leg in another incident there. Syracuse police say the latest incident came during a fight at Apex Entertainment inside Destiny USA mall at about 9:45 p.m. Saturday. usnews.com

Dallas, TX: 2 men wounded in shootout in Fiesta Mart parking lot in east Oak Cliff
Dallas police were called to the parking lot of the Fiesta Mart, just before 2 a.m on Sunday. According to police, two men had opened fire at each other, possibly during a dispute over a woman. dallasnews.com

Independence, MO: Shots fired outside Ross Dress For Less draws large police presence
A large police presence is responding to reports of shots fired outside of Ross Dress for Less at Independence Commons on Nov. 30. Police said they got the call at 9 p.m. Workers at a business nearby told FOX4 they were taking the trash out when they heard the shots ring out. Later, a police officer came by carrying an unidentified rifle and told the employees to remain inside. Police said that no one was shot. They have not located anyone involved. fox4kc.com

Kansas City, MO: Security guard and customer critically injured in Gas station shooting
Officers responded to the shooting at 11:50 p.m. and found both victims inside the Xpress Mart Shell store. Police said that a suspect walked into the store shortly before midnight Friday night and begin firing shots. The security guard was shot first, and the suspect then fired additional shots, hitting a customer making a purchase. tennesseean.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

San Diego, CA: Woman Attacked With Box Cutter at Mira Mesa Walgreens
One woman was in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after another woman attacked her in a Mira Mesa Walgreens Saturday morning, Police said. A 59-year-old woman was shopping in the cosmetics section when another woman, 55, approached her, made verbal threats, grabbed her by the hair and cut her neck with a boxcutter. Nearby employees and customers witnessed the attack and disarmed the suspect while waiting for police to arrive. nbcsandiego.com

Hague, Netherlands: Suspect in Netherlands stabbing that left 3 minors injured arrested

Aurora, CA: No evidence of shots fired outside of Town Center at Aurora mall

Nashville, TN: Mall at Green Hills evacuated Saturday after false alarm for Fire and Active Shooter

Davenport, IA: NorthPark Mall incident turns out to be "nothing" according to Police

Indianapolis, IN: 5 Arrested for fight inside Circle Centre Mall

San Bernardino, CA: Kingpin of crew that robbed more than a dozen AutoZone stores throughout the Inland Empire pleaded guilty to federal charges

Trio of Chilean nationals accused of 'going through roofs,' burglarizing jewelry store in Layton and others throughout the West

Nashville, TN: Woman wanted for aggravated assault caught shoplifting at Mt. Juliet Academy Sports

Findlay, OH: Shoplifting suspects at Kohl's spark Police chase


Chesterfield, MO: Fire at Target in Chesterfield Valley likely intentionally set, firefighters say


One CBP Regional Office Seizes $95M+ in Counterfeit Goods in 88 Days
From September 1 to November 27, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Louisville seized 164 shipments containing counterfeit goods worth more than $95 million, a 75% increase from this same time period last year. allongeorgia.com

$257m fake luxury goods destined for Dubai seized by police from China and the UAE

Spain involved in international operation that closed down 30,506 internet domain names dedicated to counterfeit and pirated items




Auto Parts - San Antonio, TX - Burglary / Owner wounded burglar
Best Buy - Owasso, OK - Burglary
Boost Mobile - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Vidalia, GA - Armed Robbery/ clerk wounded
C-Store - Nassau County, NY - Robbery
C-Store - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Whitfield County, GA - Robbery
C-Store - Madison, WI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Hampton, VA - Armed Robbery
Check Cashing - Berrien County, MI - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Wayne County, NC - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Eureka Township, MI - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Rome City, IN - Robbery
Gas Station - Newport News, VA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Chicago, IL - Burglary
Gas Station - Greenville, MI - Armed Robbery
● Jewelry - St. Louis, MO -Robbery
● Jewelry - Midland, TX - Robbery
● Jewelry - Tallahassee, FL - Robbery
● Jewelry - Auburn Hills, MI - Robbery
● Jewelry - Memphis, TN - Burglary
● Jewelry - Warsaw, IN - Burglary
● Jewelry - Brooklyn, NY - Burglary
● Jewelry - Warwick, RI - Robbery
● Jewelry - Santa Rosa, CA - Burglary
● Jewelry - Citrus Heights, CA - Robbery
● Jewelry - Garden City, NY - Robbery
● Jewelry - Cary, NC - Robbery
Liquor - Seattle, WA - Robbery
Liquor - Cape Coral, FL - Armed Robbery
Macy's - Lexington, KY - Robbery/ Assault on LP
Pawn - Fayetteville, NC - Armed Robbery
Post Office - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Allentown, PA - Robbery (Subway)
Restaurant - Clayton County, GA - Armed Robbery
Sporting Goods - Lewisville, TX - Burglary
Sporting Goods - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery/ Assault
Tobacco - Lumberton, NC - Armed Robbery/ Owner Killed
Tobacco - Orange, TX - Robbery
Verizon - Shelby, OH - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Baton Rouge, LA - Robbery/ Assault on LP




Daily Totals:
• 34 robberies
• 8 burglaries
• 0 shooting
• 1 killed


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