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June's Moving Ups

29 New Senior LP's - 12 Appointments - 17 Promotions

Amazon named Crissy Sharpe named Senior Fraud Manager | Global Fraud Prevention | Accounts Payable | Finance Operations
Amazon promoted David Rozhon, LPC promoted to Senior EHS Manager
Ascena Retail Group promoted Dave Harben, CFI to Director, Asset Protection (Western US)
CKE Restaurants, Inc. promoted Christopher Perry, CFI Legacy to Senior Corporate Asset Protection Manager
Compass Group (UK) promoted Damien Barne to Group Head of Profit Protection
CVS Health named John Liesching VP, Asset Analytics & Insights
Dollar Tree/Family Dollar promoted Todd Luginbill to Director, Asset Protection Distribution Centers
Dollar Tree Stores named Daniel Coccoli Inventory Accounting Director
Duluth Trading Company named Dave O'Brien Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development
FullSpeed Automotive named Monty Whitlow Corporate Manager of Risk & Loss Prevention
Genuine Parts Company promoted Billy F. to Director of Internal Audit
Goodwill Industries of Southeast Georgia named Chris Hopkins Director of Asset Protection
Hallmark Cards promoted Jason Smith CFI, CPP to Risk Management and Asset Protection Manager
Jack in the Box named Terrence Weekes Chief Information Security Officer
Loblaw Companies Limited promoted Jason Tumack to Director of Asset Protection, Discount Division
Macy's Inc. named Jason Davies, CFI Director of Organized Retail Crime
Netflix promoted Jon Corcoran to Head of Safety and Security
Nike promoted Adam Oberdick to Director, EMEA Loss Prevention
Nike promoted Kendra Pryce, CFI to Senior Director of Global Investigations
Nordstrom promoted John Morris to National Loss Prevention Director of Investigations
RILA named Melissa Sharp Murdock Vice President of Communications and Media Relations
Rite Aid promoted Eric Sira to Senior Manager Asset Protection, Supply Chain
Ross Stores Inc. promoted Courtney Meek to Associate Director, LP Operations
StockX named Jeremy Greenleaf Director of Asset Protection
Talbots promoted Richard Moore to Sr. Director of Loss Prevention
ULTA Beauty promoted Curtis Leininger to Director of Loss Prevention - West
Victra named Ben Jorgensen Vice President of IT
Walt Disney Company named Eirene Busa Senior Analyst, Global Intelligence & Threat Analysis Team
Wireless Vision promoted Nicole Schmitt to Director of Asset Protection

Karla Hock named VP of Risk and Safety Management
for Monro, Inc.

Karla previously was the Vice President of Risk Management for del Lago Resort & Casino & Peninsula Pacific Entertainment LLC. During her over two years there, she was also their Director of Risk Management and Risk Manager. Karla also worked at Lowe's for over nine years as LP and Operations Support Manager and at Target as Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection for over four years. Karla earned her Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from State University of New York College at Brockport. Congratulations, Karla!

Gerard Fredo promoted to Senior Retail Security Manager for Microsoft
During his over 6 years at Microsoft, Gerard has held various positions including Regional AP Manager, Senior Regional LP Manager and his most recent, Senior Regional LP Manager - Region East & Flagship. Prior to working at Microsoft, he was a Regional LP Manager for CVS Caremark Corporation, Regional AP Manager for Toys R Us, AP Investigator Analyst for Stop & Shop and a Security Operations Supervisor for Hall's Warehouse Corp. Congratulations Gerard!

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FaceFirst Blog
The Importance of Cross-Location Criminal Intelligence in Retail Security

Organized retail crime (ORC) continues to be an epidemic, with serial offenders hitting stores across a chain repeatedly. A FaceFirst study found that across 100 big box and grocery stores, 60 percent of documented shoplifters were detected entering at least two separate locations of the same retail chain during a six-month period, while 20 percent visited three or more locations. Some retailers report the same offenders striking three to four times per day.

In response, retailers are turning toward solutions that can provide real-time criminal intelligence across an entire chain. Visibility into when banned individuals and documented shoplifters can radically reduce shrink and make stores safer. Read full article here. facefirst.com

Upcoming Webinar from Gatekeeper Systems
Self-checkout in Retailing: Understanding the Risk and Managing the Problem
As retailers continue to invest in developing ever more 'frictionless' shopping environments, the use of a range of self-checkout technologies is becoming ever more conspicuous across a broader range of retail formats. While undoubtedly offering both retailers and consumers a range of potential benefits, these technologies have also been found to negatively impact upon retail losses. This Webinar brings together the latest research on not only the scale and extent of the problem of self-scan-related losses but also the emerging strategies and approaches that may help retailers to begin to manage them more effectively. Focussing particularly upon the role video technologies might play in controlling self-scan losses, this Webinar will provide detailed and thought-provoking insights into an increasingly important part of the rapidly developing retail landscape.

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Facial Recognition Ban Hits the East Coast
Somerville, Mass. Becomes 2nd U.S. City to Ban the Technology

The City Council voted to ban the use of facial recognition technology in public spaces Thursday night. The 11-0 vote sends the ordinance to Mayor Joseph Curtatone, who has expressed support for it. Somerville will be the second American city, behind San Francisco, to ban facial surveillance. Similar measures are being considered in the California cities of Oakland and Berkeley.

The anti-facial recognition ordinance would bar any city department or agency from using facial surveillance over concerns that the practice invades residents' privacy and tends to be less accurate identifying people of color, especially women and young people.

"The city is sending a bold statement that it won't sit by idly while the dystopian technology further outpaces our civil liberties protections and harms privacy, racial and gender justice, and freedom of speech," Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts, said in an emailed statement. "Massachusetts must also lead the nation by passing a statewide moratorium until there are safeguards in place. Massachusetts voters agree: We must ensure face surveillance technology doesn't get out ahead of our basic rights."

Facial recognition technology can aid large-scale investigations by scanning video footage to find a person of interest. Somerville City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen, who introduced the bill, conceded that he sees the value of the technology in emergencies but believes the technology has a long way to go. securitymagazine.com

When convenience meets surveillance: AI at the corner store
Some customers call the technology a 'privacy violation'

Jacksons Food Store customer Denise Diharce was surprised to learn that the Tacoma location she frequents for odds and ends is testing a high-tech system that, prior to entry, will compare her to images of previous crime suspects.

Before patrons can enter the basic convenience store, a camera under a red awning will take a picture and use artificial intelligence (AI) to decide whether the image matches any in a database of known robbers and shoplifters at that location.

"That's a privacy violation because you should be notified about it," Diharce said. "They should have a sign to notify you that they're comparing it to photos of criminals."

Jacksons spokesperson Russ Stoddard said that when fully functional, the system will operate from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. It's now deactivated after a test last month, but when it's turned back on, a sign at the front of the store will notify customers that facial recognition technology is in use.

The testing at Jacksons, reported in the Daily on June 19, is part of a larger trend in which retailers, as well as governments, are turning to AI cameras to combat criminal activity and to observe people's habits for other purposes. It's a development that has privacy advocates wondering if the anti-crime efforts outweigh the civil liberty risks.

Big box retailers such as Target, Walmart and Lowes have also used AI cameras to prevent criminal activity, and a recent report by research firm CB Insights found stores are not always forthcoming about their use of the technology. AI cameras may watch more than just shoplifters: At a Long Island Walmart, The Associated Press reported, thousands of high-resolution cameras were recently installed to monitor inventory on shelves and even the ripeness of fruit. seattletimes.com

UK C-Store Becomes First to Endorse Facial Recognition System
After Seeing 25% Reduction in Losses

Family convenience store business is first to endorse the success of Facewatch facial recognition system after a successful trial at his store at Jubilee Square near Aylesbury by significantly reducing shoplifting and abusive behaviour.

"We were puzzled by the extent of the shoplifting," Store owner Paul Wilks said. "It was very targeted theft of high value items and it seemed that perhaps it was organised by someone stealing to order. ... Within a few weeks we decided to become the first trial site for the new facial recognition system."

In mid-2018 the Facewatch team installed a new facial recognition camera inside the main entrance to the Jubilee Square store. The system automatically scans the faces of customers entering the store against a list of known people who had been previously been caught on the existing CCTV cameras shoplifting or abusing the staff.

Since installing the facial recognition technology, Wilks says his business has "seen a reduction in losses of over 25%." newsanyway.com

Indiana Retail Organized Crime Coalition (IROCC) Participates in ORC Meeting & Community Outreach

The Indiana Retail Organized Crime Coalition (IROCC) participated in multiple events over the past week. First, the group participated in an ORC meeting hosted by the University of Indianapolis. IROCC President Matt Thompson was one of the speakers and his board did an ORC panel discussion. IROCC also participated in a community event with the Indianapolis Police Department yesterday. They gave away 10 backpacks filled with back to school supplies, 2 bicycles and built kits. Many of them have not used a hammer and nails so there was some learning there as well.

For more information on this ORC organization and to become a member, click here.

Lowe's Selects Charlotte, N.C., for Global Tech Center to
Modernize IT Systems & Build Future Retail Experiences

The center will eventually be the home of up to 2,000 technology professionals. Lowe's said the center will lead the company's technology transformation, serving as the epicenter for the team Lowe's is hiring to help modernize its IT systems and build future retail experiences.

"We're excited to stand up our new global technology center here in North Carolina to continue to drive our company's growth," said Marvin Ellison, Lowe's president and CEO. "Locating our new facility in the heart of Charlotte, the state's largest metropolitan area, will enable Lowe's to attract top technology talent and foster collaboration with our teams in our nearby Mooresville headquarters.

Ellison also said that the team Lowe's puts in place will create technology solutions that accelerate the retailer's commitment to becoming "a best-in-class, omnichannel retailer and strengthen our associate and customer experiences."

Lowe's said that it expects to fill the first 400 new tech positions in the next year and plans to begin hiring for the roles immediately. chainstoreage.com

Walmart Turns to VR to Pick Middle Managers
Intended to Limit Bias, Increase Diversity & Reduce Turnover
When some Walmart store workers want to apply for a higher-paying management role, the company fits them with a $250 virtual reality headset to see if they are the right candidate for the job. The country's largest private employer is using a VR skills assessment as part of the selection process to find new middle managers, watching how workers respond in virtual reality to an angry shopper, a messy aisle or an underperforming worker.

VR training is becoming more common in a variety of industries to educate a large number of workers quickly or assess the technical ability of high-skilled workers like electricians or pilots. But Walmart's use of the technology to gauge a worker's strengths, weaknesses and potential is significant because it pushes VR evaluation out to a massive hourly workforce and in some cases helps determine who gets raises and who gets demoted.

Walmart executives hope the technology will limit bias inherent in many traditional hiring decisions, increase diversity and reduce turnover among its 1.5 million U.S. employees in a tight labor market. wsj.com

'Retail apocalypse' continues: Thousands of retail stores will close this year
Roughly 7,000 store closures so far in 2019
There have been more announced store closings in the first half of the year than closings in all of 2018, according to Coresight Research which tracks news about store closures, openings and bankruptcies. U.S. retailers have announced 6,986 store closures and 2,985 store openings as of June 21 which compares to 5,864 closures and 3,251 openings for the full year of 2018, according to Coresight.

Companies like Gymboree, Dressbarn and Lifeway Christian Resources will close or have closed all stores. Payless closed all of its stores in North America. Charlotte Russe closed all of its stores. Although its new owner is planning to reopen about 100 stores. Hundreds of Things Remembered stores also closed, although a new owner will keep open 176 stores. And large retailers like Kmart, Sears, J.C. Penney and Macy's continue to close stores each year.

The "retail apocalypse" has been going on for several years and unfortunately it won't stop in 2019 as thousands of stores are expected to close. Click here to see the latest list of stores that are closing. pennlive.com

Retailers hope for end of trade war after Trump-Xi G-20 meeting
The National Retail Federation today expressed hope that progress made during talks between President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan will lead to the end of the two countries' trade war.

"We welcome the progress made during this meeting and hope it will result in a constructive approach to working with China to deliver significant reforms rather than one that punishes American consumers and threatens U.S. jobs through tariffs," NRF Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French.

NRF testified at a hearing held last week by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, asking the administration to reevaluate its strategy for dealing with China. A new report prepared for NRF found the proposed new round of tariffs would cost Americans $4.4 billion each year for apparel, $3.7 billion for toys, $2.5 billion for footwear and $1.6 billion for household appliances. nrf.com

9th Circ. Says Rent-A-Center Can't Arbitrate Price-Gouge Suit
The Ninth Circuit declined Friday to revive Rent-A-Center Inc.'s arbitration bid in a putative class action claiming its prices were higher than California law allowed, finding that the rent-to-own company's arbitration agreement waived the right to seek public injunctive relief and is therefore unenforceable.

In a unanimous, published decision penned by U.S. Circuit Judge William A. Fletcher, the panel found the district court was correct to rule that part of the arbitration agreement is invalid under the California Supreme Court's 2017 decision in a case known as McGill v. Citibank NA. law360.com

Toys R Us workers win $2-million settlement on severance
A group of Toys R Us workers who lost their jobs as the company went bankrupt will get some of the estate's remaining cash to make up for severance pay that they were denied during the court case, according to representatives for the group. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Keith L. Phillips of the Eastern District of Virginia awarded $2 million to the workers, who were promised severance at the outset of the bankruptcy as part of a benefits plan that was later canceled as the restructuring unraveled. latimes.com

Walmart cutting hundreds of jobs in pharmacy department nationwide

Walmart now bars anyone under 21 years old from buying tobacco

Retail stocks get wrecked, but Nordstrom & Kohl's could see revival

Philadelphia, PA: Burns' Family Neighborhood Markets presents check for $10,000 to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Last week's #1 article --

The 30 highest-paid CEOs in retail
Some of the highest-paid chief executives in the US work for retail companies including Walmart, BJ's Wholesale Club, PepsiCo, and Gap, according to new data from The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest group of labor unions in the US.

Overall, the 30 top-paid retail CEOs each earned upwards of $15 million in total compensation in 2018, according to the data, which is based on company proxy statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

1. $2.3 billion: Elon Musk, Tesla
2. $48.8 million Fabrizio Freda, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
3. $43.1 million: Lewis Bird III, At Home Group, Inc.
4. $42.1 million: Christopher Baldwin, BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc.
5. $27.4 million: Robert Greenberg, Skechers USA, Inc.
6. $27.3 million: Laura Alber, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
7. $26.6 million: Gary Friedman, Restoration Hardware
8. $24.5 million: Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo, Inc.
9. $23.6 million: Doug McMillon, Walmart
10. $21.9 million: Mary Barra, General Motors Co.

See the full list: businessinsider.com


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Winging It

One of the most enjoyable moments as instructors at WZ is when we hear from investigators who would like to discuss a case and strategize the conversation before it takes place. In my experience, most of these requests come from recent attendees of the WZ program who are attempting to apply their newly acquired skillset. This is not out of the ordinary, as the newest interviewers have yet to encounter the unexpected and are anxious in their anticipation of how the conversation will develop. The investigators that have been conducting interviews for years, or decades, tend to remember these first few interactions they had; where the level of anxiety seemed to disrupt the whole week leading up to an interview. While many tenured investigators have gained experience, unfortunately some have lost this sense of awareness related to the weight of the interview and the need to prepare accordingly.

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Retailers 'Worst Ranked Industry' in Defending Against Cyber Attacks
The Human Factor and Its Role in Cybersecurity Breaches
Research by cybersecurity firm SecurityScorecard found retail is the worst ranked industry when it comes to defending against social engineering attacks, which involve hackers tricking employees into divulging sensitive information through practices such as vishing or phishing. The very nature of the retail industry makes it a soft target for organised crime gangs.

Julian Burnett, VP of global markets at IBM's distribution sector, says the attack surface of the retail industry is particularly large because of the people-heavy nature of it.

"There are lots of staff interacting with many customers, exchanging lots of money, and using lots of tech to achieve it, which means you have got a heady cocktail of risk," says Burnett, a former CIO at House of Fraser and CTO at John Lewis and Sainsbury's.

Social media engineering
Sensitive data is left all over social media, says Burnett. "We see a particularly significant proportion of younger people in the workforce being largely ignorant to the risks they are taking because they have grown up feeling much more trusting and safe in digital contexts."

Internal threats
Recent research from cybersecurity firm Deep Secure has found that a surprisingly large number of employees would be willing to sell off their company's information. Just £1,000 would be enough to tempt 25% of employees to give away company information, according to the research.

An education
"Awareness and education go an awfully long way to improving any organisation's stance in the face of cyber crime," says Burnett. The retail industry is such low hanging fruit for organised crime that it is likely cyber attacks will only rise further and become ever more sophisticated. Retailers would be wise to do all in their power to ensure they cut out the basic human errors that are opening the door to cyber attacks. essentialretail.com

UK Retail Banks Hit Hardest By Surging Numbers of Cyber-Incidents
Financial services companies in the UK were hit by 819 cyber-incidents, which were reported to the Financial Conduct Authority in 2018. According to a freedom of information (FOI) request made by accountancy firm RSM, the data showed that there had been a huge rise from the previous year, with 69 reported in 2017.

Retail banks were hit the hardest and had the highest number of reports (486), which is almost 60% of the total. This was followed by wholesale financial markets on 115 reports and retail investment firms on 53.

The majority of reports found that the root causes of the incidents were attributed to third-party failure (21%). Hardware and software issues followed (19%) and change management (18%). The information also shows that there were 93 cyber-attacks in 2018 reported to the FCA, with over half of them identified as phishing attacks, and 20% ransomware. infosecurity-magazine.com

Facebook again fails to block DC attorney general's lawsuit
Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl Racine has said his court case against Facebook for last year's Cambridge Analytica data breach will go ahead. Facebook's second attempt to block the lawsuit has now failed, Racine tweeted Friday.

The DC attorney general sued Facebook in December, alleging that the company failed to safeguard the personal data of its users. Facebook's "lax oversight and misleading privacy settings" allowed Cambridge Analytica to access the personal information of up to 87 million Facebook users, the lawsuit said. The scandal saw CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify to Congress on Facebook's data privacy policies. cnet.com

Trump official says eased Huawei restrictions only apply to widely available products
President Donald Trump reportedly agreed Saturday to ease restrictions on companies selling equipment to Chinese telecom giant Huawei, but a White House official made it clear that it's not "a general amnesty." They'll only be able to sell widely available products to the embattled Chinese phonemaker, National Economic Council chairman Larry Kudlow said on Fox News Sunday.

That happened in the wake of Trump signing an executive order essentially banning Huawei due to national security fears that the company is too cozy with the Chinese government and that its gear could be used to spy on other countries and companies. Huawei has repeatedly denied this. cnet.com

Client Data at Ford, TD Bank Exposed by Attunity
Another company charged with managing and safeguarding client data, Attunity, left client data files exposed on the internet, according to a June 27 report from UpGuard. The incident has reportedly impacted clients, including Ford and the TD Bank, whose customer information was publicly accessible. infosecurity-magazine.com

German clothing store, Adler Modemarkte, Rolls Out RFID Robot Across 45 Stores

What Every Security Team Should Know About Internet Threats

Consumer Data, Upcoming Elections Are at Risk, Black Hat Survey Says

Microsoft to Require Multi-Factor Authentication for Cloud Solution Providers

PCI SSC Launches New Validation Programs



On the Same Team: LP and IT Working Together
to Tackle Retail Crime

NRF PROTECT 2019 Session with the D&D Daily's Gus Downing

The D&D Daily publisher and editor, Gus Downing, moderates a panel of loss prevention and cyber security practitioners who share best practices on a range of topics such as prioritization, technology deployments, risk management planning and more.

Featured in the session: David Johnston - Sr. Director, Loss Prevention & Corporate Security for Dunkin' Brands; Gail Morris - Director, Loss Prevention for Williams-Sonoma Inc.; Jason Painter - Enterprise Security Manager for Williams-Sonoma Inc.; and Terrence Weeks - Chief Information Security Officer for Jack in the Box Inc.




Q&A with eBay: How it's building B2B ecommerce
To get an in-depth look at how eBay is involved with helping buyers and sellers engage in B2B ecommerce, B2BecNews interviewed Marni Levine, vice president of merchandising. Levine oversees eBay's B2B business as well as its Electronics, Automotive Parts & Accessories, Home & Garden, and Business & Industrial categories. She drives strategic partnerships and strategy as they relate to procuring inventory to be sold on the eBay ecommerce platform.

Before joining eBay in 2017, Levine worked for major retail brands including Macy's, Gap and Zulily. Overall, she has more than 25 years of experience in merchandising, planning, ecommerce, business development and strategy.

Q: How important is B2B ecommerce to eBay, and why?

Levine: In 2018, e-commerce B2B sales totaled $1.1 trillion in the U.S. and are forecasted to reach $1.8 trillion by 2023, according to Forrester Analytics. Business buyers are looking for better value and price transparency, are purchasing more frequently, and are spending more annually in comparison to general consumers. This makes them an important customer segment for eBay. Regardless of their industry or need, buyers can turn to eBay's marketplace to find a huge selection of electronics, equipment, tools and business supplies at an affordable price. Read more. digitalcommerce360.com

Minimizing Online Returns the Intelligent Way
With 87 percent of shoppers beginning their customer journey in digital channels, brick-and-mortar retailers need to invest in optimizing their e-commerce strategy. For most brands, online shopping presents new challenges, including ever-growing return rates. With customers unable to try on an item when they purchase online, shoppers order multiple of the same item with the idea of returning the sizes that don't fit. While a flexible return policy is beneficial for customers, retailers can face decreased margins and lower return on investment. While the focus is always on ensuring the customer is happy, retailers must account for inventory control, cost of shipping and unwanted items.

That's where customer intelligence (CI) comes in. Through the power of CI, retailers can leverage their first-party data to ensure they're properly providing customers with accurate and relevant product recommendations to minimize returns. CI helps retailers better understand their customers' buying habits and preferences, and personalize their offerings based on shopper behaviors. Providing a better customer experience means happier and more loyal customers, which in turn leads to increased revenue and profit for retailers. mytotalretail.com

Survey: Most Gen Z shoppers using Buy Online Pickup In Store


Suspects indicted in 5 state Cell Phone Heists
1,400 phones stolen

Two Kansas City, MO men have been indicted by a Federal Grand jury in connection with a conspiracy to steal more than 1,400 cell phones from dozens of commercial businesses in the Midwest. Viktor Chernetskiy, 29, a naturalized citizen from the Ukraine, and Bryan C. Kirkendoll, 29, were charged in a five-state indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City Wednesday.

The indictment--which replaces a criminal complaint filed on June 14th--alleges the suspects participated in a $1 million conspiracy to steal electronic devices--primarily cell phones--from stores in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois and Oklahoma, then transport them across state lines in order to sell them. According to the indictment, Chernetskiy and Kirkendoll committed 48 burglaries from November 21st, 2018 to June 14th, 2019. kmaland.com

Fresno, CA: Visalia Police arrest Visalia Mall burglar
$7,500 of merchandise recovered

With the help of a crime tip, Visalia Police was able to find and arrest an alleged thief Saturday morning. Investigators arrested 41-year-old Frankie Avina for burglary after a witness saw him stealing merchandise from a store inside the Visalia Mall. Officers spotted Avina's vehicle as he drove away. After a short pursuit, they managed to stop him and take him into custody. Investigators say they found $7,500 worth of stolen goods in his car. Avina was also identified as the person who burglarized the mall two weeks ago. abc30.com

Vacaville, CA: Three suspects arrested for shoplifting thousands in merchandise
Police in Vacaville have arrested three people suspected of stealing merchandise from local stores. The suspects allegedly left opened packaging throughout the store. Officers quickly came to the area and found the suspects' vehicle. They then stopped the vehicle and say they found merchandise that was reportedly stolen from the store and other stores. cbslocal.com

Toronto, Canada: Man wanted for theft of $58,000 in liquor
Police are seeking help in finding a man wanted for stealing more than $58,000 in liquor from LCBO stores in Toronto. According to a news release, the man has been stealing from various stores since June 5, 2018. He enters the stores, puts liquor bottles into his bag and leaves without paying. newspaperdirect.com

Rome, GA: Man arrested for $1000 theft a Walmart, $1,500 of merchandise also recovered from Tractor Supply

Ocala, FL: 3 Women flee Wal-Mart with three cartloads of merchandise, valued at over $500

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Shootings & Deaths

Las Vegas, NV: Security Guard arrested in deadly shooting
at Las Vegas shopping center

Police said 26-year-old Brian Love shot a homeless man in his mid 20s about 12:45 a.m., leaving him to be found seven hours later at a shopping center at 6475 N. Decatur Blvd. Love was identified and arrested after police looked at security camera footage from the shopping center. "It appears the victim was homeless and sleeping near the business," Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said. "There's some discussion between the suspect and the victim, and that's when you see the suspect shoot the victim multiple times." The footage showed Love get into his security vehicle and drive away after she shooting. reviewjournal.com

Buford, GA: Gwinnett County Teen shot, killed at gas station
A 15-year-old is dead after Gwinnett County police say someone shot him in the head. It happened just after midnight on Monday at the Gas Plus off Thompson Mill Road. According to police the victim and another 15-year-old teen were caught on surveillance footage hanging out in front of the store. "Then they went off view and behind the store," Detective Smith said. "That's when the surviving teen told police a black male in his 20s approached them, then shot the other teen." fox5atlanta.com

Memphis, TN: C-Store Owner shot and killed, suspect in custody
Family members say Ahmed Khamouse, who was known as Adam, was closing up the store, ( Z Market at Summer Avenue) Thursday night, when he was dealing with an unruly customer. Police identified the unruly customer as Dorsey Rawls, who was in a wheelchair. According to officers, Rawls shot and killed Khamouse in the parking lot. He leaves behind a seven-year-old and two-year-old daughter. wmcactionnews5.com

Torrance, CA: Suspect arrested in June 3 shooting at Del Amo Fashion Center
Police said an 18-year-old Bellflower man was arrested Saturday in connection with a June 3 shooting at the Del Amo Fashion Center that left one person wounded. The alleged assailant, Jose Salazar, was arrested about 1:15 a.m. Saturday by the Redondo Beach Police Department during a traffic stop. avpress.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

'Code Red' Issued for Jewelry Stores as More Burglars Cut Power Lines
JSA has identified 50 such cases

The Jewelers' Security Alliance issued a "code red" amid a string of jewelry-store burglaries in which the culprits cut power lines. The organization said it has identified 50 cases of such burglaries at U.S. jewelry stores in 2019. Among recent cases:

Scottsdale, AZ, police received information from the Santa Barbara, CA, police that a crew of suspected Chilean jewelry burglars was in the Scottsville area. Scottsdale police located the individuals and followed them to two jewelry stores. Police say the suspects cut power at the stores. The next night, police observed a person on the roof of a jewelry store that had its power cut. The store was found ransacked the next day. Police arrested the three suspects at a motel; they were in possession of stolen jewelry.

In Yorba Linda, CA, suspects cut the power lines to a jewelry store on a day when it was closed. The owners' family came to check on the store and saw that the cameras and alarm weren't working. They called the Orange County Sheriff's Department after realizing they were about to be burglarized. Deputies staked out the store, with two deputies hiding inside. The suspects broke through the front door and smashed two showcases with a crowbar. Two of the four suspects were arrested. If you have further information, contact JSA at 212-687-0328 or jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org. instoremag.com

Charlotte, NC: Police arrest five teenagers in attempted Armed Robbery at 7-Eleven, SWAT situation
CMPD arrest five teenage involved in an attempted armed robbery at 7- Eleven in northeast Charlotte Friday morning. According to police, around 5:30 a.m. Friday they were called to a 7-Eleven on Old Concord Road. The store clerk stated a male and female attempted to rob the business at gunpoint, police said. The teens fled on foot. Officers were able to locate the suspects at a residence in the where they barricaded themselves inside. The SWAT Team was called to the scene and residents of the neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution, police said. wbtv.com

Coney Island, NY: Butterfingered robber enters Dunkin' Donuts,
drops gun in front of NYPD Officers

Security footage obtained by The Post on Sunday shows a man stumbling into a Coney Island Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins and dropping a gun - right in front of a trio of NYPD officers who just happened to be in the fast food restaurant. The bumbling perp, identified by sources as 34-year-old Emmanuel Lovett, seems to be adjusting his pants as he strolls into the donut shop on Saturday at around 11:30 p.m. - and doesn't appear to notice the loaded weapon falling to the ground. A pair of cops can be seen rushing toward the unlucky ex-con and putting him in handcuffs, while the third picks up the gun. nypost.com

Cedar Falls, IA: Man wanted in C-Store Burglary with great disguise
Cedar Falls Police are investigating the June 19 break-in at the Prime Mart. Officers were sent to the store in the early morning hours and found signs of forced entry with cigarettes and alcohol missing. wcfcourier.com

Blackhawk, MS: Federal, state and local law enforcement are working together to crack a multi-county Burglary ring

Fulton, KY: Two Walmart shoplifter led Police on 4 county, 3 state High Speed Chase

Emeryville, CA: Two woman arrested following theft and pulling knife on Ulta Beauty employees

Chula Vista, CA: Argument over 'free marijuana' at a dispensary ends with Customer being struck with a metal pipe by a Security Guard

Olympia, WA: Man allegedly assaults security guard at Target with vodka bottle

Long Beach, CA: Gunman Sought in Series of Restaurant Robberies

Las Vegas, NV: Woman accused of running over nail technician indicted

Jensen Beach, FL: Suspect arrested; Grilled And Ate Food At Wendy's During Burglary


Milwaukee WI: US man admits to illegally shipping guns to Australia
Andy Huebschmann admitted in federal court to sending the Australian dealer pistols, rifles and rifle parts to convert semi-automatic guns into fully automatic weapons. Huebschmann owns Thureon Defense and is licensed to manufacture and deal guns, used a crate with a secret compartment to fool customs officials. Huebschmann faces up to 20 years in prison. 7news.com.au

Walla Walla, WA: Macy's burglar sentenced to over a year in prison



C-Store - Cedar Fall, IA - Burglary
C-Store - Baton Rouge, LA - Burglary
C-Store - Troup County, GA - Burglary
C-Store - Fayetteville, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Baraboo, WI - Armed Robbery
Clothing Store - Dallas, TX - Robbery
Dollar General - Westover, MD - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Blackhawk, MS- Burglary
Dollar General - Greer, SC - Robbery
Dollar Tree - Somerset Township, PA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Milwaukee, WI - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Columbia, SC - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Petaluma, CA - Robbery
Gun Shop - Lynnwood, WA - Burglary
Liquor Store - East Peoria, IL - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Jensen Beach, FL - Burglary
Restaurant - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Brooklyn, NY - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile - El Cajon, CA - Armed Robbery
Target - Olympia, WA - Robbery/ assault on LP
Thrift Store - Stockton, CA - Burglary
Ulta Beauty - Emeryville, CA - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Fulton, KY - Robbery
7-Eleven - Charlotte, NC - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
17 robberies
7 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed




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