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Axis Communications earns
Great Place to Work-Certified designation

Axis Canada continues to build momentum, strengthening its position in the market.

As part of its ongoing commitment to employee satisfaction, Axis Communications' Canadian office has been named Great Place to Work-Certified. To earn this recognition, Great Place to Work surveyed Axis Communications Canada employees on more than 60 aspects of their workplace experiences. Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and leadership actions proven to deliver innovation and market-leading revenue.

This certification is the latest in a string of similar recognition for Axis across North America. Most recently, Axis was recognized as one of the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in the United States, ranking #41 on the list of the top 100 medium companies. Axis Communications Canada was also recognized as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work, ranking #5 on the list of workplaces with fewer than 100 employees within Canada. Great Place to Work produces the annual Best Workplaces in Canada list in partnership with The Globe and Mail.

Axis offers a wide range of professional experiences, opportunities and benefits, including programs that foster skill development and relationship building with colleagues in its diverse global workforce spanning sales, marketing, technical services and other corporate departments.

Great Place to Work will issue the final rankings in April 2020. axis.com


Tracking Retail Fatalities & Robberies Over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

2019 Breaks Record Books - Violent Holiday Weekend
Retail Fatalities Up 120% Over 2018
Robberies spiked 39%

Over the last five years, we've had 32 fatalities and 248 robberies during this holiday weekend.

Overall, we're averaging 49.6 robberies and 6.4 fatalities over 4th of July Holiday Weekend.

*Numbers tallied from the two publishing days following the 4th of July
The D&D Daily will be tracking all holiday weekends from this point on, establishing trends and activity.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in Retail Trade 2011 to 2017 in U.S.

The annual number stays somewhat consistent, with 2017 only 7% higher than 2011. And the BLS does include homicides. bls.gov

Retail Trade Fatalities

Year Annual
2011 268
2012 273
2013 263
2014 272
2015 269
2016 282
2017 287
Total 1,914

What's in the Mind of a Retail Shoplifter? How do we Scientifically Change it?

By Tony D'Onofrio, Global Retail Influencer

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) is made up of over 70 retailers (approx. 200,000 stores / $2 Trillion in sales) and 75 solutions partners collaborating to develop effective loss and crime control solutions through science backed extensive research. To date the group has conducted over 300 real world loss prevention research projects for retailers and partners.

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of "LPRC Innovate" program at the University of Florida. This new working group was stood up to provide cutting edge people, places, processes to support major retailers and solutions partners as they ideate, simulate, and test new digital, people, and design options.

Self-Checkout Theft Offender Interview Study
The LPRC collected data from 24 shoplifting offenders after the installations of small PVMs at the self-checkout kiosks, large PVMs above the self-checkout area, in-aisle PVMs in the seafood, liquor, and health and beauty areas, and the pushout prevention cart containment system. This research focused on determining the noticeability of the LP measures, offender perceptions, and how these measures affect offenders' decisions of whether to steal from the store.

Organized Retail Crime (ORC) and the Opioid Crisis
A total of 18 in-depth surveys were conducted with offenders who reported having an opioid-abuse issue. A few of the findings from this study:

  • Less than half (44%) of the offenders interviewed said they could not have been deterred the first time.

  • 44% of the offenders we interviewed said that if an employee paid attention to them while they were committing theft, it would deter them.

  • 44% of the offenders we interviewed said that they had engaged in violence during a theft attempt.

How do we Scientifically Change it?
The LPRC conducts research to develop crime and loss prevention solutions that improves the performance of its members and the retail industry. Through innovation and collaboration, scientific driven deterrence is increased by ensuring offenders see it, get it, and fear it.

Click here to read the full article. tonydonofrio.com

On social media, calls for boycott of Home Depot because co-founder supports Donald Trump
In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bernie Marcus said that he intends to support Trump's re-election campaign, saying that while the president "sucks" at communication, his impact on employment and aggressive stances toward China and Iran have been positive.

"Well, @HomeDepot won't be getting any of my home renovation dollars in the future. All of our appliances are getting into replacement age and kitchen and bathroom renos are in the plans'' went one tweet. usatoday.com

Retail's New "Mega Event" Over 4 Days
RetailX Celebrates Success During Inaugural Event

Expert keynotes, innovative retail technology and industry firsts set the stage at the world's largest event dedicated to the retail industry

RetailX, the co-location of three leading retail industry trade shows Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition [IRCE], GlobalShop and RFID Journal Live! Retail, took place over a three-day mega-event held from June 25-28, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

RetailX featured more than 400,000 sq. ft. of space from 1,200+ exhibiting companies. "It was an electrifying three days. From influential keynotes to today's most state-of-the-art retail products and services, we brought together retail's key players, bridging the gap between both physical and digital retail," said Doug Hope, RetailX Show Director and Senior Vice President of Emerald Expositions. "We look forward to seeing our attendees put what they have learned and sourced from the show into their retail strategies and day-to-day operations." Read more

PowerReviews Reinvents Traditional Mystery Shopping with Journey IQ
PowerReviews announces that Journey IQ has successfully transformed the mystery shopping industry by enabling leading brands and retailers to recruit within their customer base and send customers on mystery shopping missions. This innovative approach to mystery shopping has strengthened customer relationships and transformed the in-store experience for both retailers and their shoppers. Retailers report receiving deep operational insights at a much lower cost while seeing a significant rise in customer satisfaction, loyalty, and financial performance. Leveraging customers as mystery shoppers results in a win-win proposition with 99% of customers indicating they want to be invited to another mystery shop and 50% of those customers indicating they made an unprompted purchase while completing their mystery shopping mission.

Unlike traditional mystery shopping which uses a third-party network of consumers and pays cash for shoppers' time, Journey IQ rewards already loyal customers with incentives like loyalty points or discounts on future purchases. The solution also provides highly accurate, in-the-moment data captured from a company's most trusted and valued source -- their customers. prnewswire.com

OSHA Cites West Palm Beach, Florida Dollar Tree Store for Stacking,
Storing Merchandise Unsafely
The company faces $104,192 in penalties

OSHA cited the company for exposing employees to struck-by, trip, and fall hazards due to unstable merchandise stacked in excess of 7-feet high in the path of an emergency exit. The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.  osha.gov

OSHA Cites Omaha, Family Dollar - Blocked Exits & Other Hazards -
$302k in Penalties

OSHA issued four repeat and two serious safety citations after a December 2018 inspection found that the store failed to secure compressed gas cylinders, follow manufacturer's instructions when using electrical apparatus, ensure emergency exit doors remain unlocked, and cover overhead lights. osha.gov

The Blue Bell ice cream licker spawned copycats. One man has now been charged.
A run of copycats have recorded themselves licking Blue Bell ice cream in stores after a Texas juvenile's June video led to a police investigation - and 13 million views on one video posted to Twitter.

The Louisiana incident led to the Saturday arrest of Lenise Martin III, 36, in Assumption Parish, west of New Orleans. Martin was charged with criminal mischief and unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity, jail records show, and he was held on bond over the weekend. washingtonpost.com

American Dream Mega-Mall to Open Friday Oct. 25th
The 3 million-sq.-ft. retail and entertainment destination located next to Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., whose mix is broken down as 55% entertainment and 45% "experiential" retail. It will feature more than 100 dining and specialty food offerings, including over 20 full-service restaurants, a Coca Cola "Eats" Food Hall and a Kosher Food Hall. The company did not give any details about which retailers will be opening their doors in October, saying only it will provide "further insights to the property, its attractions, tenants and the exciting plans and events surrounding the opening and beyond" in the coming weeks. chainstoreage.com

Triple Five, which owns and manages West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, and Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. Triple Five set out to completely overhaul the property, which was renamed American Dream.

Have You Been 'Ghosted'? Your Industry Might Be Part of the Problem
Job candidates who had a great interview but don't respond to the employer's calls, texts and e-mails about an offer; new hires who never report to work; or employees who walk off the job without a word-these are people who drive HR professionals and hiring managers crazy.

No one likes to be "ghosted," which is more prevalent in certain industries, according to The Knowledge Academy, a provider of training courses. The findings are based on a survey the organization conducted between March and May 2019 with 1,325 full-time U.S. workers.

In a robust economy with unemployment at a historic low, job candidates have adopted behavior that has become commonplace on online dating sites. They're juggling multiple job offers or jumping to another position after accepting an offer. Retail is the third most prevalent industry.

The Rankings: #1 Advertising/marketing/media, #2 Business/finance, then #3 Retail/Hospitality. shrm.org

Workplace Secrets: Bullying
The psychological and physical traumas of workplace bullying are undeniable

How prevalent is workplace bullying? According to a 2017 WBI U.S. Workforce Bullying survey, on average, 60.3 million U.S. workers have been affected by workplace bullying in some form. More than 14.5 million workers are experiencing workplace bullying at this moment, and more than 15 million have experienced it in the past.

Only a few states have introduced legislation against bullying. Thirty U.S. states and two territories have filed variations of The Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB), but have not enacted into law in its complete anatomy.

How does workplace bullying affect enterprise security, and what do you need to know about it?

There are several academic studies that support that victims can get PTSD from being bullied at work," says Mattice-Zundel. The psychological traumas do not stop there. "There is evidence that people who are bullied consider suicide," she says. Bullying can also have physical damage and often "the stress translates to many medical issues, such as not sleeping, stomach issues, heart disease and many other visible diseases."

1. Aggressive communication, which can encompass yelling, sending angry, humiliating and "nasty" emails and getting in someone's personal space.

2. Humiliation: pointing out mistakes in public, isolating people (in meeting or other events) and playing jokes on them.

3. Manipulation: giving someone an extensive amount of workload that is impossible to achieve in the time frame given, punitively punishing employees and claiming that they have poor job performance. securitymagazine.com

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Director of Security for Acuity Brands in Conyers, GA
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Provide effective professional leadership for Acuity Brands global physical security function. The successful candidate will lead and coordinate the daily management of the company's security procedures and protocols enterprise-wide to include personnel security and physical security. acuitybrands.com

Kohl's Is Betting on Amazon Returns to Drive Sales

Last-minute scheduling of L.A. retail workers soon could be barred

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Traffic - RFID - SMaaS

In the Store: Retail Innovation with a Purpose

By Kim Warne, Vice President & CMO, Sensormatic Solutions

There has never been a time when technology has been more critical to retail performance than it is today. Technology is enabling omnichannel strategies, providing supply chain visibility and changing how retailers connect with consumers through social media and other digital channels.

While online and mobile are still integral components in the modern consumer's shopping journey, a majority of retail capital investments are now being allocated to store networks. Making smart technology investments can deliver tremendous value to retail stores, to optimize staffing, increase inventory turns, enable secure frictionless transactions, and to empower store associates to become effective brand ambassadors. To achieve strong store performance now and in the future, retailers must operate seamlessly and efficiently while delivering unique, differentiated brand experiences. The right technology investments can help retailers reach both of these goals simultaneously.

Leveraging your investment: new insights through connectivity

Insights into store traffic patterns are key to understanding the path to purchase and conversion. Smart loss prevention solutions deliver real-time insights to help retailers make effective data-driven decisions that may positively impact shrink and bottom line results. Inventory intelligence solutions help retailers gain item-level visibility into accurate and timely inventory across the enterprise. Combining data across these solutions can create even more value as the adoption of data analytics and smart, connected devices can provide retailers a more holistic, precise view of their business.

With a consolidated view, retailers can better understand peak shopping hours and combine those insights with inventory visibility to identify when shelves may need to be restocked. This holistic approach can also help align staffing decisions with times where there is an increase in sales and conversion, along with the potential loss events due to heavy foot traffic. When different business areas work in tandem with each another, retailers can better ensure that the shopper who was looking for the red blouse not only finds the blouse faster than before, but also that the experience builds loyalty for repeat visits.






Cybercriminals Target Budding Cannabis Retailers
Companies in the young, rapidly growing industry are targeted for sensitive information they store and immature security practices.

As more US states legalize recreational marijuana, security experts warn lawful cannabis retailers of their vulnerabilities to cyberattacks targeting consumer and patient information.

Thirty-four states sell marijuana for medicinal purposes; in January 2020, Illinois will become the eleventh to sell cannabis via state-licensed dispensaries. As Matthew Dunn, associate managing director for cyber risk at Kroll, says, "legitimate cannabis enterprises have all the responsibilities of a traditional business." This means being aware of exposure to cybercrime.

"While they share with all retailers the duty to protect customer data and financial records, cannabis businesses must acknowledge a heightened state of sensitivity around privacy issues," he writes. Dunn argues dispensaries face greater risk due to the controversial product they sell; as a result, it's "imperative" they develop a mature cybersecurity strategy to mitigate risk.

The threat is greater for medicinal marijuana dispensaries, which store protected health information (PHI) records that are considered more valuable to attackers than typical PII due to the extent of health data they contain. Medicinal dispensaries aren't covered under HIPAA, which would limit how they use patient data, but they still must comply with state privacy laws.

What should cannabis retailers watch for? Dunn points to the danger of email-based attacks, which affect retailers across industries but may prove especially prevalent among cannabis companies with relatively new workforces. Cyber extortion is another threat: criminals who access a dispensary's client database could attempt to extort high-profile customers, he adds. darkreading.com

Marriott Faces $124 Million GDPR Fine in UK
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) of the UK said it intends to fine Marriott International £99,200,396, or approximately US$124,000,495, for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) violations.

The proposed fine, in response to the massive Starwood Hotels data breach that affected more than 500 million guests around the world, comes on the heels of a record £183 million (US$229 million) fine levied against British Airways for a breach of payment information of more than a half-million customers.

According to the ICO, Marriott has cooperated with the investigation and will now have a chance to present information to the Office regarding the potential fine. After hearing from Marriott and other interested parties, the ICO will decide on the final amount of the fine. darkreading.com

NIST releases draft AI standards plan
The National Institute of Science and Technology has released a draft of its plan for developing federal artificial intelligence standards, which could govern a range of technologies relating to AI, including biometric facial recognition.

NIST published its draft of "U.S. Leadership in AI: A Plan for Federal Engagement in Developing Technical Standards and Related Tools" for public comment, which it will accept up until July 19. The final version will be delivered to the White House on August 10, VentureBeat reports, to satisfy an executive order mandating the creation of a federal AI engagement plan within 180 days. The plan involves including a diverse community of stakeholders, such as users, developers, vendors, and experts from technical disciplines and non technical disciplines like ethics, economics, law, and public policy. biometricupdate.com

Privacy and Security: Current Challenges and Best Practices
When it comes to privacy and security, new challenges and risks are constantly exploding onto the scene. Here's what our expert roundup designates as the key issues and best practices of 2019.

New Technology
People are increasingly bringing their IoT devices-everything from Fitbits to Alexa devices-into the workplace, often without telling security staff, notes Rebecca Herold, CEO and founder of The Privacy Professor consultancy and a 3M privacy consultant. "These IoT devices are collecting data and sharing it in cloud locations and you have no idea how they're being secured or what's being shared," she says.

Last year's arrival of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has created new challenges for enterprises who are subject to it, says Andrew Shaxted, senior director of information governance, privacy and security practice at FTI Consulting. GDPR mandates that organizations in certain circumstances have a data protection officer (DPO) to spearhead compliance, but employing a DPO can be difficult and costly. "It's almost a unicorn of a role," Shaxted says. "You need somebody with the chops of a lawyer, some computer science knowledge, an ability to coordinate large organizational change, awareness and education in the workforce and an ability to talk to regulators too." Read more securitymagazine.com

7 Hot Cybersecurity Trends to Be Highlighted at Black Hat


Whose Cell Tower is That?

If you have a need to find out who owns a cell tower or site, the FCC has a search tool for Antenna Structure Registration (ASR).

Visit https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrSearch/asrRegistrationSearch.jsp to find the owner of the tower.



'Inside the LPRC IMPACT Conference' 2018
An Eight-Episode Series Presented by Sensormatic

Assessing The Real-World Impact of LP Efforts
The LPRC Delivers Evidence-Based Solutions and Actionable Results

Sensormatic - Supporting the LPRC & Industry Development

How and why Sensormatic has played such a huge role in LPRC and case studies

Randy Dunn, Sales Director - Americas, Tyco Retail Solutions & LPRC Board Member
Ned McCauley, Director of Retail Strategic Accounts, Tyco Integrated Security

In our 2nd episode, we sit down with two tenured members of the LPRC who speak directly to the role and impact the LPRC is having on the industry as the leading academic resource dedicated to the Loss Prevention / Asset Protection community in the U.S.

Randy Dunn, Sales Director - Americas, Tyco Retail Solutions & LPRC Board Member, gives us a little history on Sensormatic's involvement and role with the LPRC in recent years - including sponsoring the LPRC's Innovation Lab, which has provided a space for industry collaboration, innovation and thought leadership.

Ned McCauley, Director Retail Strategic Accounts at Tyco Integrated Security, talks about the partnership from an RFID perspective and how the LPRC has helped advance his field of interest.

Hear their advice to fellow solution providers on why they should join and how to ensure its beneficial for their organization.

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Customer data breach concerns to pose risk to ecommerce future
Customer data breach concerns are set to pose a risk to ecommerce future, hindering sellers' attempts to personalise the customer experience.

Sellers are eagerly adopting new technologies to leverage new opportunities. However, new risks are emerging. Consumers are increasingly conscious of the need to protect personal data and their privacy to reduce the risk of fraud, identity theft and misuse of their data. They also expect companies to be transparent about the data they hold on them, what they use it for and how it is protected.

Gaining and maintaining consumer trust is critical for merchants who house millions of digital profiles. Trust is an intangible asset, but if lost, result in very concrete impacts.

According to The Digital Tipping Point report by RetailEconomics shoppers have reacted, editing privacy setting on their accounts and/or mobile phones. More than a quarter of respondents have taken some action to limit the amount of data shared with companies, reaching almost a third for 16-24-year-olds.

Consumers also felt that the perceived benefit from the exchange of their personal data was not equitable. Two-thirds of consumers think that businesses benefited more than consumers. Just 8% of respondents thought that consumers benefited the most with 26% saying that there was an equal exchange of value. tamebay.com

Lawsuit ruling over dog leash purchased on Amazon could greatly impact
third-party seller business

A lawsuit brought by a woman who was blinded by a retractable dog leash she bought on Amazon could have far-reaching implications for the sale of third-party items on the tech giant's website.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled 2-1 last week against Amazon as it reinstated a product liability lawsuit first brought by Heather Oberdorf in 2016.

A third-party vendor called The Furry Gang shipped the leash to Oberdorf from Nevada, but no representative of that company has been located. Amazon has argued that it is protected under the 1996 Communications Decency Act. But the Appeals court ruled that those protections do not apply in this case.

More than half of Amazon's total unit sales come from third-party sellers. Inc.'s Jason Aten said the ruling could mean the company "is on the hook in a big way for defective or counterfeit products sold through its marketplace, even though it didn't sell them." That distinction could lead to a dramatic change in terms of the seller's agreement, Aten wrote. geekwire.com

Amazon's 5th Prime Day
With 250 Retailers Jumping on the Online Bandwagon

In addition to being a sales extravaganza, Prime Day also marks the unofficial kick-off of the back-to-school shopping season, according to the RetailMeNot report. Eighty-four percent of surveyed retailers said that Prime week is the most important time for driving online sales during the entire back-to-school season. chainstoreage.com

Survey looks at how - and why - people shop at Amazon

Staples Canada launches a new eCommerce experience on Shopify Plus

Meet Amazon's latest challenger: Waybuy

Asda to eliminate plastic bags for online deliveries




Leader of Gift Card Fraud Ring Hitting Target Stores for $700,000 Gets 5 Years
30-year-old man arrested last year in Snohomish County, Washington was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for his scheme to defraud Target and its customers of more than $700,000.

JEFFERY DOUGLAS MANN, of Marysville, Washington, led a group of five people who used a system to decipher gift card identifying numbers and used them across five western states for fraud. U.S. District Judge James L. Robart ordered MANN to pay more than $214,000 in restitution saying MANN, "is obviously talented and used that talent to break the law... This is not a victimless crime -- it impacts real people."

 According to records filed in the case, between May 2017 and December 2017, the ring stole gift card balances worth more than $700,000, and often sold illegally purchased goods or store gift cards for bitcoin on an internet marketplace. The co-conspirators used a formula to reverse-engineer and identify unique bar code numbers of thousands of authentic gift cards sold by Target to legitimate customers. Members of the scheme then used the retailer's automated customer service telephone system to verify balances linked to the various stolen gift card numbers. justice.gov

Stafford, VA: Burglar makes off with $120,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets
A burglar got away with at least $120,000 worth of lottery tickets and about 170 cartons of cigarettes during an early Saturday morning theft from a store in North Stafford, police said. The heist took place about 4:35 a.m. at the Fas Mart, Sheriff's spokeswoman said. Deputy Samantha Whitt responded to an alarm and found a shattered window on the building. fredericksburg.com

Westport, CT: NY Woman Accused Of Shoplifting $115K In Furs
A 57-year-old Bronx, NY woman was arrested on first-degree larceny and other charges Saturday after Westport police said she stole four fur coats and vests worth $115,545 from displays at Mitchell's on Post Road East. She was apprehended at the partner store Richard's in Greenwich before she was able to take anything.

The incident began at about 4:30 p.m. after Mitchell's employees reported a larceny. A short while later, employees at Richard's on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich called the Westport store to report "that the same suspect involved in the Westport incident was currently in their store." Westport police then contacted Greenwich police, and officers in Greenwich quickly responded to Richard's and caught the suspect. patch.com

Simi Valley, CA: Hole-in-the-roof burglars nab $93K worth of Apple goods from Best Buy
Burglars cut a hole in the roof of a Best Buy in Simi Valley early Monday and made off with an estimated $93,000 worth of Apple products, authorities said. The crime was reported shortly before 7:30 a.m. at the electronic retailer's 1173 Simi Town Center Way location, the Simi Valley Police Department reported.

Investigators determined the unidentified burglars cut a hole in the store's roof around 2:50 a.m. and climbed down a 24-foot ladder to get inside, authorities said. Once in the store, they reportedly cut open a caged portion of the warehouse where Apple products are stored. vcstar.com

Annapolis, MD: Retired Navy sailor, woman from Baltimore plead guilty to stealing $60K from Navy Exchange
A retired Navy sailor and a woman from Baltimore pleaded guilty this spring in federal court to stealing more than $60,000 in electronics and other items from the Navy Exchange Store in Annapolis. Gregory Dwayne Custer, 52, of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to one count each theft of government property and aiding and abetting the theft of government property. Donna Marie Sieglein, 37, also of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of theft of government property, court records detail. Sieglein and Custer are slated to be sentenced on Aug. 6 and 7. Each faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, three years supervised release and a $250,000 fine. capitalgazette.com

Milwaukee, WI: Man steals $30,000 in diamond rings from jewelry stores
Milwaukee police say Timothy Dodd, 21, stole three different diamond rings worth approximately $30,000 from jewelry stores at Mayfair Mall and Glendale. According to a criminal complaint, officers responded to a home near 6th and Garfield last Tuesday for a firearm complaint. When they arrived, officers said they spotted Dodd, who matched a description provided by the caller, and arrested him. They said they found an automatic pistol in his shorts, along with a diamond ring. From the tag, officers said they learned the ring was stolen last Monday from the Zales Jewelry Store at Mayfair Mall. Police said they also learned Dodd was the same person who stole a ring Friday from the Rodgers and Hollands Jewelry store at Mayfair Mall. wisn.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Gainesville, GA: Suspects arrested in fatal shooting of Hall County Deputy,
possibly linked to pawn shop robbery

Three people are in custody and a fourth is in the hospital following the fatal shooting of a Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy late Sunday night. Shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, Deputy Nicolas Dixon, 28, was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle with four suspects inside. The vehicle had allegedly been used in several burglaries and car break-ins over the weekend.

The suspects' car crashed and the four people inside took off running, with deputies following after them. "Deputy Dixon pursued and located one of the suspects behind a residence. After refusing to follow Deputy Dixon's verbal commands to show his hands, the offender disappeared briefly back behind the residence and then suddenly reappeared and opened fire," said Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch. "Deputy Dixon was struck by one round below his ballistic vest as he returned fire. Other deputies also returned fire and struck the offender." Investigators later identified the suspect as 17 year-old Hector Garcia-Solis. He is in the hospital charged with felony murder.

Deputy Dixon was taken to the hospital by patrol car, but doctors were not able to save his life. He had been with the department for three years. He was a husband and father of nine-year-old and four-month-old sons.
"The individuals in it [the car] we believe had been involved in a lot of thefts inside the city limits and outside in the county," said Sheriff Couch. One burglary happened at the Double Deuce Pawn and Gun shop in Gainesville around 5:30 Saturday morning, thousands of dollars worth of firearms were stolen. cbs46.com

Update: Four people shot, one fatally, outside 7-Eleven in Washington DC
Four men were shot, one of them fatally, early Monday outside a convenience store in Southwest Washington, according to D.C. police. Authorities say four men were shot outside of a 7-Eleven store in Southeast, D.C. Sunday night during the latest incident in a series of weekend violence. Officers say the men were shot around midnight on Martin Luther King Avenue. All of the victims are in critical condition with life-threatening injuries at this time. No employees were involved in the shootings. washingtonpost.com

Hammond, LA: Man arrested in fatal parking lot shooting at Nada Food Mart
One man is behind bars, accused of fatally shooting another at a store in Hammond. Timothy Berry, 37, fatally shot Michael Cuccia, 41, in the parking lot of Nada Food Mart around 12:40 a.m. on July 5. During the execution of a search warrant of Berry's home, large amounts of narcotics were found, police say. wafb.com

Miami, FL: 16 year old girl killed by stray bullet in parking lot
of restaurant

A 16-year-old girl was killed Sunday morning by a stray bullet when a fight broke out between two groups of males in the parking lot of the popular 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant near Miami International Airport. Police said at least one person pulled a gun from a car and began shooting at the other group. Everyone ran for cover, but Ana Alvarez-Hernandez was hit by at least one bullet. miamiherald.com

Tuskegee, AL: Argument led to 18 year old shot and killed inside McDonald's; shooter in custody
An Alabama man wanted in a fatal shooting at a McDonald's restaurant is in custody. News outlets report that 23-year-old Jamal Brown surrendered Sunday night to the Tuskegee Police. Authorities had been looking for him since a teenager was shot to death at a McDonald's in Tuskegee on Saturday night. Officials say 18-year-old Cedric Howard was shot several times at the restaurant. Macon County Coroner Hal Bentley says Howard walked into the restaurant and began talking to the shooting suspect. Bentley says a dispute then broke out, and the suspect pulled a gun and shot Howard multiple times. cbs42.com

Tularosa, NM: Man firing a weapon outside a Subway is shot and killed by Police
Tularosa Police shot and killed a man after reports he was firing shots near a Subway restaurant. State Police, who are investigating the shooting, say a Tularosa officer was called at 9 p.m. That's where the officer found 43-year-old Johnny Vigil, and opened fire. State Police are still investigating what led up to the shooting. That officer's identity has not yet been released. krqe.com

West End, OH: Man shot and killed inside C-Store
A 29-year-old man has died after a shooting inside a West End store Monday night. Crews were called to Amir's Mini Market around 11 p.m. It's not known what led up to the shooting. The man has not been identified at this time. local12.com

Rocky Mount, NC: Man shot and killed in C-Store parking lot
Authorities have identified a man shot dead over the weekend in Rocky Mount. Daniel Steven Pierce, 22, died at the scene around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a C-Store. rockymounttelegram.com

Philadelphia, PA: Robber and Owner both critically injured after shooting
inside Point Breeze C-store

A store owner and a robbery suspect were shot during a struggle inside of a South Philadelphia corner store Monday afternoon, according to police. Neighbors say 48-year-old Toni Baez, the owner of the store, was shot and is in critical condition. The 27-year-old man was shot once in the chest and is in critical condition. 6abc.com

Piscastaquis County, ME: North Pointe Farm and Garden Owner shot,
suspect in custody

The Piscastaquis County Sheriff's Office says a suspect is in custody after a business owner in Shirley was shot. Officials were called to the North Pointe Farm and Garden before 7 Monday morning. Her injuries are said to be non-life threatening. A bystander stated some sort of family conflict led up to the shooting. wabi.tv

Buffalo, NY: Security Guard wounded in shooting outside Burger King
A private security guard was shot in the leg about 8:30 p.m. Sunday outside the Burger King restaurant on Broadway. Police spokesman Capt. Jeff Rinaldo said the guard's injuries were serious. A witness heard three shots, ran over to the restaurant and saw the guard on the ground at the intersection. A neighbor said, "Some young guys have been over there harassing the security guard. He has asked them to leave on several occasions and they kept coming back." buffalonews.com

Memphis, TN: Teen shot in the face outside Burger King; suspect in custody
Memphis police have made an arrest in connection to a shooting that occurred on July 7 at a Burger King on Hickory Hill. The victim and two witnesses told investigators they were sitting in a car when a woman, identified as Angela Ryan, suddenly opened fire. The victim was struck near her eye. Ryan was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon. WREG reported that the police have not given a motive for the shooting, but a security guard said one of the people involved worked at the restaurant. wvlt.tv

Cleveland, OH: Two brothers wounded in a McDonald's parking lot shooting

Darby Township, PA: Man wounded in shooting outside C-Store


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Melbourne, FL: Police officer injured after responding to report of Bealls Outlet shoplifter
Melbourne police are searching for a suspect they say shoplifted from a beachside store before injuring an officer just before noon Monday. Cmdr. Marcus Claycomb said an officer responded to the store in response to a suspected shoplifter. No details were immediately available on how the officer was injured while attempting to arrest the suspect. The unidentified suspect took off on foot. floridatoday.com

Las Cruces, NM: Convicted Felon Dad takes 3 kids to Jack in the Box drive-thru, aims rifle at employee

Fire & Arson

Garden Grove, CA: Fire at Garden Grove Strip Mall Leaves up to $300K in Damage



AT&T - Palm Coast, FL - Robbery
AT&T - McDonough, GA - Armed Robbery
Best Buy - Simi Valley, CA - Burglary
C- Store - Stafford, VA - Burglary
C-Store - Boise, ID - Robbery
C-Store - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery/Shooting
C-Store - Cambria County, PA - Burglary
Cricket Wireless - Queens, NY - Armed Robbery
Jewelry Store - Hanover, MD - Robbery
Pawn Shop - Gainesville, GA - Burglary/Deputy shot, killed
Pawn Shop - Forest Park, GA - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Chula Vista, CA - Armed Robbery (Ralph's)
Pharmacy - Indian River County, FL - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery ( Burger King)
Restaurant - Campbell County, VA - Armed Robbery (Waffle House)
Restaurant - Bedford County, VA - Armed Robbery (Waffle House)
Restaurant - Las Cruces, NM - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Maries County, MO - Armed Robbery/Shooting
Restaurant - Fulton, MO - Burglary
Restaurant - Avon Lake, OH - Armed Robbery
Valero - Dallas County, TX - Robbery/ Assault
7-Eleven - Kaimuki, HI - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Moiliili, HI - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Waialae-Kahala, HI - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Odessa, TX - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
20 robberies
5 burglaries
3 shootings
1 killed




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