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Terrence Weekes named Chief Information Security Officer
for Jack in the Box

Previously, Terrence was the Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure and CISO for DJO for over two years. While he was with DJO for over four years he was also their Chief Information Security Officer. He has also held such roles as CISO Consultant for Optiv Inc., Director of Information Security for Business Wire, Director of Security Operations & Engineering for Caesars Entertainment Corporation, and Enterprise Security Architect for AT&T. Terrence is also a member of the Board of Directors for San Diego CISO Roundtable and a Member of the IT Security Council for the NRF. Congratulations Terrence!

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Former VP of LP - Now EVP Operations - Chris Nichols Shares How Envysion Helped Fallas Stores Address Inventory Shrink and Root Out Fraud
Established family-owned retailer Fallas Stores is ready to tell its side of the story. Today, the company announced the release of a customer success story in conjunction with loss prevention industry leader Envysion.

Boasting more than 100 stores nationwide, the Los Angeles-based firm formerly known as National Stores, Inc. details how Envysion Retail Solution Suite helps generate custom exception reports from point-of-sale (POS) data and combines them with multi-camera video from high-definition cameras to stamp out losses from theft, fraud, and other malfeasance.

"Retail is a margin-based business and the closer you can manage them, the better chance you have of having long-term success," says Fallas Executive Vice President Of Operations Chris Nichols. "Envysion combines our POS data and video intelligence into a single platform, allowing us to create specific transaction reports and compare them side-by-side with what's happening on the video to identify potential losses from discount and refund fraud, theft, and inventory mismanagement in every department of each store." prweb.com

Surveillance system uses crowdsourcing to identify retail criminals
All retailers, even those with very good surveillance cameras, know how difficult it is to find the criminals who plunder their stores. Now more than 20,000 stores - large national chains and small independent retailers - are changing the dynamic, with the help of a system that creates both a real risk and a deterrence for criminals.

Rite Aid, which has been using the Captis I-4 system since 2017, is "closing over 50 percent of our violent crimes within a week, with some cases solved in a couple of days," says Robert Oberosler, former group vice president of loss prevention. In one case, he says, Rite Aid went from "posting a crime to getting a tip to apprehension by law enforcement in just three hours."

Kroger began using the system last year and "it has definitely impacted us in many ways," says Quentin Goward, Kroger's senior corporate manager for business security, organized retail crime and incident response. "It has met all of our expectations, including our ability to use all the functionalities of it and to use it in different parts of our business, safety, social media awareness, situational awareness." stores.org

Sprint Food Stores finds rapid ROI with i3 International camera system
Sprint Food Stores, an Augusta, Ga.-based chain of 30 convenience stores, recently invested in an advanced video surveillance system from i3 International that captured images so clear that, when installed outside one store, the license plate and company name on a truck that sheared the roof off a Sprint Food storage shed were clearly visible.

The i3 software that ERC, an i3 system integrator/installer, installed gave Sprint Food's corporate loss prevention personnel access to store-level point-of-sale transactional sales data for the first time; Sprint Food had been working with five different video surveillance and software systems, most about 10 years old, as a result of acquiring stores over the years. stores.org

New threat assessment confirms links between counterfeiting
and organised crime in the EU

Most criminal activity involving counterfeiting is carried out by increasingly professionalised organised crime networks, which can reap large profits while running relatively few risks. That is according to the first EU-wide intellectual property crime threat assessment from Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

The report also underlines that, although the majority of counterfeits in the EU market are produced outside Europe, in particular in parts of Asia, domestic manufacturing within Europe is an increasing trend.

The threat assessment, carried out using EU-wide data and strategic intelligence analysis, also stresses that, as well as the traditional categories of counterfeited clothes, footwear and luxury products, there is a growing trade in fake products which have the potential to damage human health. An example of this would be the trade in counterfeit medicines for the treatment of serious illnesses, which appears to be increasing.

In addition, fake goods are increasingly shipped via small parcels and express couriers, which are more difficult for enforcement authorities to detect. europol.europa.eu

SOCs Struggle with Staffing, Reporting and Visibility
Staffing remains an issue for security operations centers (SOCs), which continue to struggle with reporting and documentation while barely being able to stay afloat in a sea of alerts and false positives, according to the annual State of the SOC report from Exabeam.

The report found approximately one-third of respondents said that their SOC was understaffed by 6-10 people. "Nearly 50% of understaffed SOCs indicated they don't have sufficient funding for technology, while respondents of larger SOCs said that despite recent or increased funding for technology, they recommend continued investment in newer, more modern technologies (39%)," the press release said.

In addition, shifting roles and responsibilities is a top challenge for SOC managers, with C-suite executives taking on the tasks of incident response and threat hunting, while frontline employees are completing fewer operational tasks.

Only 5% of respondents said they see all of the events in the security incident and event management (SIEM) system. Not having full visibility into events is a handicap for SOC managers, who reported that a lack of visibility leaves them more likely to miss security alerts. Because legacy applications are unable to log events, 39% of SOC personnel reported security alerts as the largest pain point that leaves the organization more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. infosecurity-magazine.com

California: Lawmakers Push to Automatically Expunge 1M Criminal Convictions
California has already moved to automatically expunge the records of those convicted of qualifying marijuana crimes. Now, Democratic lawmakers and advocates want to erase the records of those who have served their time for other crimes. The lawmakers and dozens of supporters rallied in sweltering heat Tuesday supporting two Assembly-approved bills that would automatically expunge arrest and conviction records for an estimated 1 million residents who are already entitled under existing law because they have completed their sentences and supervision.

The bills awaiting consideration in the state Senate would "unnecessarily put the burden on records management personnel, who are short staffed and without sufficient resources, to move arrest dispositions to an automated system, a very labor intensive and cost-prohibitive task," objected the California Law Enforcement Association of Records Supervisors, Inc. The group fears it would also create a legal liability for agencies that inadvertently miss a qualifying record. ktla.com

Study: These retailers are filling void left by demise of Toys "R" Us
Shopping for toys has evolved in the roughly one year since Toys "R" Us exited the retail scene. Walmart ranked as the top (43%) destination for shoppers who had previously bought toys from Toys "R" Us in the past 12 months according to a Profitero survey conducted in May 2019. Amazon ranked second (33%), followed by Target (17%). For Toys "R" Us shoppers in the U.K., Amazon is now viewed as the top choice (40%) for toys.

In findings that bode well for Amazon, the report, "The eCommerce Toy Story," revealed that the search for toys is now starting online, with 62% of U.S. consumers preferring to shop for toys most often online. chainstoreage.com

At Nordstrom, the next evolution of BOPIS emerges
Nordstrom, along with just about every mid- to large-sized retailer with brick-and-mortar locations, is using the concept of buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) and buy online, ship to store (BOSS) to let customers shop how they want while driving foot traffic into stores. While retailers with physical locations have embraced omnichannel strategies, especially to compete with online only shops, brick-and-mortar stores are still figuring out reverse logistics and how to process all the returns. retaildive.com

Kroger to sell CBD-infused products, joining Walgreens and CVS
Kroger will soon be selling CBD-infused products, joining the likes of Walgreens, CVS and GNC, who have already announced their plans to sell CBD products. The grocer will be selling topical products in 945 stores across 17 states, a spokeswoman said. foxbusiness.com

Lawsuit alleges Ascena misled public about 'complete disaster' at Ann Taylor, Loft
An Ascena shareholder has filed a class action suit against the apparel retailer alleging that the company and top executives misled investors about troubles in its Ann Inc. unit after acquiring the brand in 2015. The complaint alleges that by September 16, 2015 - less than a month after the deal (which included the Ann Taylor and Loft brands) closed - the acquisition "was a complete disaster for the Company as Ann's operations were in far worse condition than represented to the public." retaildive.com

Kohl's closing Off/Aisle discount stores

Amazon donates $8 million to fight homelessness in HQ cities Seattle and Arlington


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Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund to Receive Donation from Security Resources at 2019 NRF Protect Conference

Visit Security Resources at Booth #730 at NRF Protect

Security Resources has announced that they will be donating $50 to The Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund for each of the first 20 people who stop by booth #730 at the NRF Protect conference and spend a few minutes learning how Security Resources can help their team. This year's conference will be held June 11 - 13, 2019 in Anaheim, CA.

The LP Benevolent Fund was established to provide financial assistance to surviving families who have lost a loved one while conducting the duties of the loss prevention/asset protection profession. LPBF was also established to provide financial grants to eligible participants who experience a verifiable economic hardship as a result of qualifying circumstances.

Terry Sullivan, LPC, President of The Loss Prevention Foundation said, "The LPBF was created to assist the families of our industry colleagues in their time of need. We are so thankful that organizations like Security Resources have chosen to donate to The Loss Prevention Benevolent fund. Without donations from these partners, the fund could not exist."

Joe Malone, CEO, Security Resources, Inc. said, "It is our absolute privilege to contribute to a wonderful organization like the LPBF. We are honored to help support the families of our fallen colleagues and hope that it will provide them some peace of mind during such a difficult time."

About the Loss Prevention Foundation:
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is a not-for-profit 501 c (6) organization founded in 2006, by industry leading professionals to serve the loss prevention /asset protection industry. An international leader in educating and certifying loss prevention and asset protection professionals, LPF is responsible for administering the industry's only internationally sanctioned LP credentials: LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC). With 24/7 online educational resources and a professional membership program, the LPF is able to educate the industry like no other organization of its kind, in the world. LPF is also focused on driving more talent to the industry from colleges, universities, military and law enforcement through its Academic Retail Partnership Program and its Hire A Vet Program. For more information, visit www.losspreventionfoundation.org.

About Security Resources:
Security Resources, headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, specializes in providing permanent, temporary, and emergency security guard solutions. Across all industries, whether its just for one or numerous locations, Security Resources has you covered throughout the US, Canada & Puerto Rico.





Wausau, WI: Feds Charge Army Recruiter with Hacking, Selling $93K Kohl's Cash
Man caught after bragging about the scheme on Twitter, now facing 45 years prison

When several Kohl's customers boasted on social media they were able to take home expensive merchandise for no cost at all, they praised the Twitter user who helped make it possible: @OfficialJigLord. The person operating the account, which proudly promotes its ability to "specialize in steal, deals and jigs," retweeted the successes.

The arrogance, according to a federal criminal complaint, prompted at least one person to contact Kohl's through a private message alleging the account was selling illegally obtained property of the company. Federal investigators had also caught wind and were tracing a digital trail that led them to an Army recruiter in Wausau, records show.

Robert Gordon is the man investigators said operated the account which advertised Kohl's cash in order to make a profit. Kohl's cash is free money the company assigns to customers who spend certain amounts of money in the store or online.

But according to the complaint, Gordon hacked the Kohl's database containing Kohl's Cash numbers. The record shows investigators linked the hack to an IP address connected to Gordon and his wife.

Gordon faces 45 years in prison and a $750,000 fine if convicted. wisn.com

'Lone Wolf' Scammer Built a Multifaceted BEC Cybercrime Operation
A one-man 419 scam evolved into a lucrative social-engineering syndicate over the past decade that conducts a combination of business email compromise, romance, and financial fraud.

This wasn't the first time the chief financial officer of email security vendor Agari had been targeted in a business email compromise (BEC) scam. As with the first incident in August 2018, three months later Agari's software tool flagged a suspicious email meant for its CFO, Raymond Lim, that posed as a supplier requesting a wire transfer for an invoice payment.

Agari researchers played along with the scammers as they had done in the August incident, impersonating the CFO's administrative assistant and stringing them along for about a month, gathering intel on the people and operation behind the November emails. The researchers were able to identify the BEC attackers as a Nigeria-based cybercrime gang they nicknamed Scattered Canary, a group of some 35 individuals they believe may be a subgroup of an even larger criminal organization.

They discovered that this group wasn't just sending BEC emails to make money. Scattered Canary also conducts romance scams, credit card fraud, check fraud, fake job listings, credential harvesting, and tax schemes, among other online cons. darkreading.com

Economic Espionage:
U.S. will start offensive hacking in response to commercial cyberattacks

The U.S. government plans to carry out offensive cyber operations in retaliation to economic espionage, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said. Recent acts of offensive hacking by the U.S. have focused on stopping election interference in 2018, but the government is now expanding the areas where it will respond to malicious attacks with cyber measures, Mr. Bolton said Tuesday at The Wall Street Journal's CFO Network Annual Meeting in Washington. Offensive hacking could raise costs on adversaries, but won't end foreign government-sponsored cyberattacks, he said. Hacks targeting the U.S. may also be met with non-cyber responses, he said. wsj.com

FBI Warning: The Lock Icon Doesn't Mean That Website Is Safe
Having HTTPS and a TLS certificate doesn't mean the site isn't a platform for scammers and thieves.

People surfing the web have come to rely on HTTPS and the lock icon in the address bar to feel secure as they browse the internet. But criminals have caught up, according to the FBI, and are including verification certificates for website designed to steal your information.

In an alert published Monday, the bureau's Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, warned that scammers are using the public's trust in website certificates as part of phishing campaigns. nextgov.com

Amazon Recorded Kids Without Consent, Privacy Suits Say
Amazon.com Inc. was hit Tuesday with proposed class actions in California state court and Washington federal court, claiming that its Alexa voice-activated speakers violate state privacy laws by recording and storing children's voices without consent from children or their parents. The minor plaintiffs allege that the Seattle-based online retailer has built a massive database containing billions of voice recordings collected with its Alexa devices. Those recordings include private details of millions of Americans, including children, which the company analyzes and can use for its own profit, the suits claim. law360.com

Sock Startup Bombas Inks $65K Deal Over Data Breach

6th Circ. Says Liquor Store Not Liable For Card Breach Costs


The rise of organized crews of shoplifters & what Halton police are doing about it
Crime fighting measures have been 'remarkably successful'
"Organized theft rings have been a growing concern among retailers," said Inspector Bob Gourley with the Halton Regional Police. "It's no longer just a person taking an item and leaving. People are making a good living out of going out and their daily business is to take items from retailers."

The popularity and ease of use of online retailers like Kijiji and Letgo mean stealing and reselling product is easier than ever. Most people don't question why the out-of-the-box item they are buying online is 40 per cent of the retail cost as long as they are getting a great deal.

Gourley was speaking to the Halton Police Services Board where he outlined the Retail Theft Strategy. He broke down what police are doing, how things have changed and outlined a few incidents that represent the larger trend. It's not unheard of for organized groups of thieves to travel into the region targeting stores along the way and working it like a job. The potential profits of such an operation are also significant.

Halton Regional Police's retail theft strategy has been remarkably successful. Through a combination of working with loss prevention officers, sharing information, centralizing police reporting and regularly publicizing offenders the region has seen a dramatic decrease in reports and an increased in the clearance rate. thespec.com

How Canada's RCMP is cracking down on the rise of counterfeit goods;
$15 million recovered over past 5 years
Barry Elliott is a criminal analyst that works with the RCMP's Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). He handles cases involving Canadian victims who have bought a fake good, as well as those involving people around the world who have purchased a counterfeit Canadian branded product, such as Canada Goose, Lululemon or Herschel.

Over the last five years, the CAFC has helped 42,000 victims of counterfeit fraud recover nearly $15 million. In 2018 alone, more than 12,000 victims recovered about $4.2 million. The proliferation of counterfeit goods sold online is an "epidemic", according to a recent report from the Better Business Bureau in the United States.

The BBB report credits Elliott's Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for its "innovative efforts" in helping crack down on the rise of counterfeit goods and recovering cash for victims. The CAFC recovers cash for consumers through Project Chargeback, a unique-to-Canada initiative that works with Visa, Mastercard and banks to ensure counterfeit victims get their money back, while also shutting down the sellers' illegal operations.

According to Elliott and the BBB report, most of the counterfeit goods can be traced back to China. In fact, almost all of the merchant accounts that Project Chargeback has traced link back to four banks in China. But lately, Elliott has actually seen his workload decrease. That's because in October, Visa and Mastercard terminated its relationship with one of the four Chinese banks which Elliott says are linked to 99 per cent of all merchant accounts responsible for the sale of counterfeit goods. yahoo.com

Toronto using concrete blocks to stop unlicensed pot shops from reopening
The City of Toronto has resorted to using huge concrete blocks to prevent unlicensed marijuana dispensaries from reopening in the city. Blocks were first placed in front of the doors of an alleged illegal dispensary near Yonge and Bloor streets in May. Sraga said the city took a number of measures to make sure no one could go back into the location on St. Nicholas Street, including changing the locks on the doors. However, the owners allegedly broke back into the location and continued to illegally sell cannabis, Sraga said. "We then employed a more significant enforcement action," he said. globalnews.ca

Canada Store Openings & Expansions
Mattress-in-a-Box Brand 'Casper' to Open Calgary Showroom
Nordstrom Men Continues its Pop-up "Concept" Series with a Patagonia Shop-in-Store
Choom Cannabis store to open Saturday at Niagara Square
Melanie Auld opens shop to discover Vancouver-designed jewelry - and more
uBreakiFix Expands Alberta Footprint With Southeast Edmonton Store
Canadian Retailer Reitmans Unveils New Store Concept Amid Strategy Shift
Cannabis Brand 'Tokyo Smoke' Plans Cross-Canada Retail Store Expansion
Sobeys pushes ahead with FreshCo, Farm Boy expansions
Gwyneth Paltrow Lifestyle Brand 'goop' Opens 1st Standalone Canadian Storefront
Luxury Lifestyle Retailer 'WDLT 117' Opens Unique Bloor-Yorkville Storefront

Mogo Partners with Major Canadian Retailer - The Brick - to Battle Identity Fraud

Toronto, ON: Adult store selling counterfeit Viagra and other fake health products

Hudson's Bay, Owner of Saks, Gets Offer to Go Private

Retail industry warns that Trudeau's single-use plastics ban could raise prices

Canadian government to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021: Source

'It's a Mess': How Canada 'Blew' Its Chance to Be the World's Pot Leader


Mississauga, ON: Man critically wounded in shopping plaza shooting
A man is fighting for his life in hospital after a shooting at a plaza in the northern part of Mississauga. Peel Regional Police officers were at the scene of the shooting - in the Britannia Rd.- Douguy Blvd. area - on Thursday morning, looking for shell casings and pursuing other aspects of their investigation. "He's still considered in life-threatening condition," said Const. Akhil Mooken. The victim was outside a restaurant when someone shot him at around 11:25 p.m. on Wednesday. torontosun.com

Brampton, ON: Suspects sought after jewelry store robbed, business shot up
According to a news release issued by police on Friday, a man entered a business around 11:30 a.m. on May 8. The man, police said, fired several rounds from a gun into the ceiling of the business and then fired the gun again outside the store. He then fled the scene. nvestigators said that shortly after the incident, several suspects drove a stolen tow truck through the front doors of a jewelry store near Torbram Road and North Park Drive. A second group of suspects exited a stolen white Dodge Durango, police said. Some of the suspects entered the store while armed and fled with a quantity of jewelry. ctvnews.ca

Nipawin, SK: Charges laid in computer store theft, fraud;
Two charges involved amounts exceeding $5,000

David Unger of Nipawin is facing four charges related to theft of items from Nipawin Computer Solutions, starting in November 2016 and ranging up until March 2018. Two of the charges involved amounts exceeding $5,000 and are indictable (more serious) by law. Unger is charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with theft, possession of stolen property, fraud and trafficking in property obtained by crime. nipawinjournal.com

(Update) Cambridge, ON: Woman arrested in connection to fatal strip mall shooting

Burlington, ON: Police watchdog clears 5 cops after man shot to death at gas station

Burnaby, BC: No charges against RCMP officer who shot 7-Eleven robbery suspect

Kitchener, ON: Jewelry stolen from Fairview Park shopping mall

Tracy, NB: Man wanted in c-store fuel theft


Robberies & Burglaries

Bell MTS Place - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Yellowknife, NT - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Cambridge, ON - Armed Robbery
City Place - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Salmon Arm, BC - Armed Robbery
Jewelry Store - Brampton, ON - Armed Robbery
Shoppers Drug Mart - Williams Lake, BC - Armed Robbery
Video Game Store - Alliston, ON - Armed Robbery
Undisclosed Business - Toronto, ON - Burglary/Attempted Break-In

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Amazon launches a credit card for the 'underbanked' with bad credit
The e-commerce giant partnered with publicly traded bank Synchrony Financial to launch "Amazon Credit Builder" - a program that lends to shoppers with no credit history or bad credit, who would otherwise be exempt from Amazon's loyalty cards.

The card has the same perks, like 5% cash back on purchases, that come with the popular Amazon Store card, which Synchrony also powers. These rewards cards incentivize shoppers to use Amazon instead of an alternative and helps drive loyalty within its customer base, Quindlen said. Banks such as J.P. Morgan have also bet on rewards cards that would theoretically make customers spend more and in turn bring in more interest and returns.

This new Amazon card could open the door to a huge segment of U.S. buyers. According to a 2018 FICO survey, more than 11% of the population has a credit score below 550. About 4% of the population has a "bad credit score," which according to FICO Score is between 300 and 499. Meanwhile according to a 2017 survey by the FDIC, 25% of U.S. households are either unbanked or underbanked. cnbc.com

When is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon.com Inc.'s Prime Day, its annual summer sales event, will span over two days in mid-July, likely July 15 and 16, says Fahim Naim, founder and CEO of eShopportunity, a consultancy that helps brands sell on Amazon. A variety of sources have confirmed the date, he says, without providing specifics. Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for confirmation on the rumored dates. digitalcommerce360.com

Amazon Restaurants Food Delivery Being Shuttered

In bid to get closer to brands, Amazon is building out a subscription box platform

Online storefronts represent 80% of Shopify merchants' sales

Overstock.com Enhances Its Augmented Reality, 3D Capabilities




Chandler, AZ: Shoplifting arrest led to $425,000 Nationwide Baby Formula
theft ring operation

Chandler Police are calling it one of the biggest Organized Retail theft rings they have ever seen, as more than a dozen people have been arrested, accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of baby formula for sale on the black market. It started with a small shoplifting arrest, and now, this massive coast-to-coast investigation has Homeland Security involved. The man facing charges said buying formula and selling it was a "hobby" of his, but the allegations say that it was a lot more complex than that.

The Chandler couple is facing an array of charges after a simple shoplifting arrest last fall led authorities to uncover the theft ring. "Basically, what they had set up was a guarantee. They had a buyer, one that was going to pay them in cash," said Seth Tyler with Chandler Police. It led Chandler Police to more people who stole baby formulas and sold it to 46-year-old Rafid Khoshi and his wife, 43-year-old Manal Sulaiman. "They were purchasing this for 30 to 50 cents on the dollar, and they were in turn actually selling it to a distributor in El Cajon, California. This distributor was then selling it to buyers in the Minneapolis area and Brooklyn, New York," said Tyler. "Other than the cars, they didn't seem to have a big lavish lifestyle," said Darrin Jepsen.

The numbers are staggering, with more than 100 related reports of theft in Maricopa County. Retailers like Walmart, Target, Albertson's and Fry's have collectively lost more than $55,000. 200 felony charges have been issued to more than a dozen people so far. fox10phoenix.com

Lewisburg, PA: Walmart shoplifter attempts to flee with $1,300 in merchandise
Frank Arn JR, 48, allegedly stole $1,314.26 in merchandise from Walmart Supercenter in Kelly Township, Union County, according to State Police. Garn allegedly pushed a shopping cart filled with household items and tools from the store's west exit without paying for the items. dailyitem.com

Holyoke, MA: Police looking to identify two Target vacuum theft suspects

Russia: $3M in Stolen Diamonds, $2.5M in cash Recovered; Theft Gang Operated in Russian Mining Firm

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Shootings & Deaths


Garland, TX: Luis Alejandro Espinoza Wanted In C- Store Murder; Considered Armed And Dangerous
Garland Police said Tuesday night they've identified one of two suspects wanted for capital murder of a convenience store clerk on Saturday, May 22. Luis Alejandro Espinoza, 18, is one of the two men police said robbed a convenience store in the 4400 block of West Walnut around 11:30 p.m. that night.

Tulsa, OK: 27-year-old suspect dead after officer-involved shooting at c-store;
Refused to drop knife he was holding to clerk's throat

Law enforcement officers shot and killed a 27-year-old man at a Poteau convenience store early Tuesday after they say he refused to drop a knife he was holding to a clerk's throat. A LeFlore County sheriff's deputy and a Poteau police officer responded about 4:45 a.m. to the E-Z Mart convenience store in the 1200 block of North Broadway Street and saw the man holding the clerk at knife point, according to an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation news release. Each fired one shot, and the man, later identified as Jaquan Derrick Diijon Thompson, was pronounced dead at the scene. tulsaword.com

Chatham County, GA: One dead, another injured in shooting behind c-store
The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. behind the Country Convenience Store at the 2500 block of Fort Argyle Road. Police say they found the victim dead from an apparent gunshot wound lying behind the store. A witness who was there with the victim said they were confronted by two other men. After a brief altercation, the suspects began firing at the victim and the witness. The witness was not injured. CCPD says they have located a second victim who was injured during the shooting on Tuesday. fox28media.com

Cleveland, OH: Two wounded in shooting outside Save-a-Lot store

Los Angeles: Police Commission states LAPD Officer Who Shot Trader Joe's Manager During Silver Lake Standoff Complied With Policy

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Jacksonville, FL: Three suspects Arrested in Jared Smash & Grab Armed Robbery
The three suspects walked into the Jared jewelry store, broke glass counters, took jewelry and then ran out, according to JSO. JSO said in a news conference that they are searching for a the driver of a silver Hyundai Elantra with a South Carolina tag who fled the scene. The suspects enter the Jard store in the St Johns Town Center and began breaking showcases. JSO quickly arrived on the scene. wokv.com

Bronx, NY: NYPD cops sit in patrol car as security guard wrestles with shoplifter
NYPD cops were caught on video doing nothing as a Bronx security guard chased down and tussled with a suspected thief - and police brass want to know why, the Daily News has learned. Officers stayed inside their department SUV as Marshalls security grappled with a shoplifter in front of the store on East Ave. in Parkchester at 4:30 p.m. on May 28, sources said. In the nearly minute and a half long clip acquired by The News, the loss prevention guard can be seen running after the suspect and slamming the man against a car while the NYPD patrol car is parked across the narrow street. The alleged thief, 24-year-old Vidal Lopez, manages to squirm out of his T-shirt, break free from the guard and run off - right past the cruiser. nydailynews.com

Phoenix, AZ: One of two suspects in jewelry store smash and grab arrested
An anonymous tip sent through Silent Witness led detectives to one of the suspects wanted in a smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store last month. Phoenix police say two men wearing lime green construction vests entered the Watch and Save Jewelry on May 26. One of the suspects sprayed a clerk with pepper spray and lunged at two others, who ran out of the store. The other suspect, later identified as Michael Mason, 26, smashed the display case with a crowbar. The two men reportedly stole about $40,000 worth of jewelry. abc15.com

Wichita, KS: Fingerprints on potato chip bag helped police catch Robber Armed with BB gun; pleads guilty in Federal Court

East Stroudsburg, PA: Police seek assistance IDing suspects in Walmart theft attempt

St Cloud, MN: Coborn's Pharmacy fined $225,000 after pharmacist caught stealing opioids

Australia: Kmart says family's wrongful shoplifting accusation an 'isolated' error, and apologizes



Rochester, NY: Philadelphia Man Sentenced to 140 months for Robbing A Pawn Shop Owner At Gunpoint

Missoula, MT: Man pleads guilty to attempted homicide and robbing dispensary; facing 200+ years in prison



C-Store - Loudoun County, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Kings Mountain, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Columbus, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store- Hillsborough, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Binghamton, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Chantilly, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Yorkville, IL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Chico, CA - Armed Robbery
CVS - Columbus, OH - Armed Robbery/Suspect shot
Cellphone store - Gainesville, FL - Robbery
Dollar General - Dayton, OH - Robbery
Family Dollar - Chesterfield, VA - Robbery
Gas Station - Moraga, CA - Armed Robbery
Jewelry store - Jacksonville, FL -Armed Robbery
Jewelry store - Milwaukee, WI - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - King Mountain, NC - Armed Robbery (Domino's)
Sam's Club - Waco, TX - Robbery
T-Mobile - Lubbock, TX - Robbery
Tobacco store - Middletown, OH - Robbery
Walgreens - Dover, DE - Robbery



Daily Totals:
20 robberies
0 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killed



Joseph Rinker promoted to Senior Organized Retail Crime Investigator for TJX Companies
Deanna Bonachea, CFI named Regional Asset Protection Leader for Ascena Retail Group Inc.

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