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Adam Eaton promoted to Director of Investigations for Ross Stores

Previously, Adam was the Director of Loss Prevention, Corporate Initiatives for the retailer for over a year. Since he started there in 2010, he's held various loss prevention positions including Area LP Manager, Senior Area LP Manager, Senior Manager - LP Technology and Director - LP, Corporate Technology. Adam also worked at Limited Brands as Regional Market Investigator, and Target as Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection and as an Adjunct Faculty Member at University of Phoenix. Adam's earned his Bachelors and Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from University of Central Florida! Congratulations Adam!

Joe Holmes promoted to Senior Manager, Profit Protection - Technology & Analytics for Best Buy

Previously, Joe was the Manager of Asset Protection - Systems and Operations for the retailer for over five years. Prior, Joe was a Manager of Corporate & Supply Chain Security for Supervalu, was Section Leader/Non-Commissioned Officer for the Minnesota Army National Guard, and Corporal for Security Monitor Program - UMPD. Joe earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and his Masters of Science in Security Technologies from University of Minnesota. Congratulations Joe!

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exacqVision now integrates with MASterMind providing dynamic cooperation between video verification and alert
Exacq has announced its integration with the highly rated monitoring station software, MASterMind. These technologies combined utilize video verification services to receive live video from the exacq Network Video Recorder when an event occurs, and sends a call to the monitoring station call center.

Made possible through the Connected Partner Program, the exacqVision and MASterMind integration allows seamless collaboration of video into the dispatching process through MASvideo. This provides command centers and central stations the ability to coordinate incoming alarms with the associated video captured by cameras located at the monitored site. tycosecurityproducts.com

Facial Recognition Banned in Third U.S. City
Oakland, Calif. Officially Votes Down Use of the Technology

Oakland, California, has become third city to ban the municipal use of facial recognition technology. Late Tuesday night, the Oakland City Council approved the ordinance, which requires a second and final vote that's scheduled for Sept. 17.

Oakland neighbor San Francisco in May became the first city to ban its police officers from using facial recognition technology, citing a breach of citizens' civil liberties. The Somerville City Council in Massachusetts followed suit last month.

Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan, who prepared a report on the proposed ban, cited limitations of the technology, the lack of standards around its implementation, and its potential use in the persecution of minorities, according to KPIX. cnet.com

What the CFO's are reading
CFOs Remain Cautious With Corporate Cash

U.S. companies have not relinquished their liquidity buffers or their habit of keeping cash in ultra-safe investment vehicles.

Credit may be bountiful and cheap, but finance chiefs refuse to play fast and loose with the cash on their balance sheets or spend big on capital investments that will deplete liquidity.

Restraint characterized the strategies for cash deployments and short-term investments for the bulk of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, according to the latest Association For Financial Professionals annual liquidity survey.

In the 12 months to March 2019, about half of the 496 finance and treasury professionals surveyed by the AFP said the size of their cash hoards had not changed much, either domestically or outside the United States. Of those whose overall cash balances had changed, 20% said their cash levels were smaller and 30% said they were larger.

Increased operating cash flows, higher debt levels, and a pullback in capital expenditures were most often cited as the reason for more cash on hand.

In the months ahead, 61% of treasury and finance professionals reported that their organizations will follow the same script - retain the size of their cash balances. About one in five respondents anticipated their company's cash balance would rise (20%), but about the same number said their balance would fall (19%). cfo.com

Editor's Note: Keeping it tight - CFO's are stretching AP's longer than ever before. This is what we all knew, but this survey confirms exactly how the CFO's are operating and explains all of the stress and slow AR's throughout the retail sector worldwide for the most part.

ASIS International Announces Keynote Lineup For
Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019 - Sept. 8- 12 in Chicago

The schedule includes presentations from leading authorities with experience and expertise in international security, politics, homeland security, cyber security and corporate security.

GSX is designed to address the comprehensive nature of security, creating an integrated experience focused on understanding the changing landscape, and the tools and tactics to proactively anticipate and mitigate threats. Every year, attendees hear from global leaders who offer insider insights into some of the most important issues facing security management professionals worldwide and the latest technologies changing our industry and our lives.

For information on GSX 2019 keynote presentations, please visit https://www.gsx.org/security-education-conference/keynotes. gsx.org

RILA Panel Discusses Product Recall Effectiveness
Retailers Play Unique Role in Recall Process
Last week, Autumn Moore, RILA's director of regulatory affairs and compliance, spoke to over 150 product safety professionals on a panel at the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO). The panel, titled "Why are Effective Recalls so Hard?", focused on retailers' role in implementing consumer product recalls and also featured U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Compliance Field Director Beverly Kohen and Carma Project's Founding Partner and President Tony Lim, and was moderated by Consumer Federation of America's Legislative Director and General Counsel Rachel Weintraub.

RILA highlighted the unique role retailers play in the recall process, as both the face of a recall for customers returning a product and seeking remedy, and the facilitator of recalls on behalf of the manufacturer or supplier. Both roles are key in ensuring that consumer product recalls happen efficiently and effectively. rila.org

New York Legislators Upend the Workplace Legal Landscape
New York employers should be aware of sweeping changes to the state's employment laws impacting settlement and separation agreements, employment-related litigation, and hiring and pay practices.

State lawmakers' 2019 changes come on the heels of landmark legislation enacted in 2018 aimed at curbing workplace sexual harassment.

Nondisclosure Provisions Get the Kibosh

In July 2018, New York became the first jurisdiction to curtail the use of nondisclosure provisions in sexual-harassment settlement agreements. The law prohibits employers from including nondisclosure provisions unless the employee wants to include the provisions and the employer complies with certain nuanced procedural requirements.

In 2019, lawmakers expanded this limitation to cover agreements resolving all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation

Lowering the Bar for Proving Workplace Harassment

Following California's lead, New York's new laws make it easier for employees to prove workplace harassment claims. Under the new laws, however, harassment, at least for purposes of New York's anti-discrimination law, will be deemed illegal "regardless of whether such harassment would be considered severe or pervasive under precedent applied to harassment claims."

Expanding Equal Pay Protection to All Employees

Say Goodbye to Salary-History Inquiries

Additional Expansions to New York's Workplace Laws

Surge in Brazen Phone Thefts Leads to 'Major Police Crackdown' in Australia
Shoppers & Workers Terrorized by Gangs, Stores Hiring Security Guards

Police arrested the seven teenagers − all aged between 14 and 16 − and seized electronic devices in raids at three addresses in Melbourne's west on Tuesday and Wednesday. It follows the arrests of four other boys over similar alleged thefts last week.

The wave of recent arrests signals a major police crackdown on gangs that terrorise shoppers and workers by swarming phone and computer displays to rip away valuable goods.

Smash-and-grabs have become so common in Melbourne shopping malls that the big three telcos have resorted to hiring security guards, equipping staff with personal distress beacons and removing expensive models from display. Some stores are now putting 'dummy items' on display. Others hide their stock in the back rooms and bring them out only when a customer is interested.

The trend is so new neither police nor AMTA collect specific data about their frequency, but Mr Althaus estimated there had been more than 100 robberies combined across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane stores in the three months to May alone. The thieves are brazen enough to work in busy shopping malls and often in clear view of CCTV. theage.com.au

Another Retailer Unseats Bill Gates as World's 2nd Richest Man
Luxury Goods-Maker LVMH - Oversees 70 Brands, Including Louis Vuitton & Sephora

Bill Gates is no longer the world's second-richest person. That title now belongs to French billionaire Bernard Arnault.

Arnault, the CEO of luxury goods maker LVMH (LVMHF), overtook Gates Tuesday on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. It's the first time since the index was created seven years ago that Gates has dropped out of the top two.

Arnault has built LVMH into a global luxury powerhouse that controls brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy. It's also the home of Champagne brand Dom Pérignon and beauty retailer Sephora. bloomberg.com

U.S. House Passes $15 Minimum-Wage Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next six years. However, the bill is not likely to be considered in the Republican-controlled Senate. shrm.org

U.S. Department of Labor Redesigns OSHA's Whistleblower Website
OSHA recently redesigned the Whistleblower Protection Program's website. The streamlined design highlights important information for employers and employees on more than 20 statutes enforced by the agency. The new whistleblower homepage utilizes video to showcase the covered industries, which include the railroad, airline, and securities industries. The improved navigational structure allows visitors to easily access information on protected activities, filing deadlines, and resources. whistleblowers.gov

The Sober Group - Wow Great News
82% of People Between 21 to 36 Think Drinking Too Much is Uncool

The "Moderation Millennials" - 16% don't drink, 35% drink less than once a week, and 82% say drinking too much is uncool. With food and restaurants being the going-out preferences. stores.org

Tru Kids & b8ta to open 2 Toys R Us 'Playgrounds' for Holidays
Modernized - "Retail as a Service" Platform for Product Brands

The smaller format, 6,500-square-feet, stores will use b8ta's model of charging product vendors for space in the stores. The locations will serve as venues for displaying and playing with products as well as event-hosting. 70% retailing and 30% events and activities. The companies said they planned to open more locations in "prime, high-traffic retail markets" in 2020 but did not specify how many.

The Galleria in Houston and the Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, New Jersey. CEO Nordy wouldn't rule out more than 200 stores at some point. retaildive.com

JetBlue flight evacuated after photo of suicide vest sent to crew, passengers
via AirDrop
A Tampa-bound JetBlue flight waiting for takeoff at Newark Airport was evacuated after members of the crew and some passengers received a photo of a suicide vest via Apple's AirDrop. Although the source of the photo is unknown, someone nearby - potentially a passenger, according to a report in the New York Daily News - would have had to share the disturbing picture through the Bluetooth technology. scmagazine.com

Global Luxury Brands Take a Hit From Hong Kong Protests

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Retailers Can Prevent Card-Not-Present Fraud

The dramatic rise in card-not-present fraud is taking its toll on retailers and consumers. According to Juniper Research, retailers are expected to lose about $130 billion in revenue between now and 2023 in fraudulent card-not-present (CNP) transactions. Fraudsters do not discriminate. Retailers of every size are at risk.

What should be a wake-up call is seen in the recent report from Juniper Research. Findings in Online Payment Fraud: Emerging Threats, Segment Analysis & Market Forecasts 2018-2023 noted that not enough retailers are investing in fraud prevention. While everyone is well aware of the staggering amount of stolen personal data readily available at little expense, the research indicated that retailers have held back on investing in CNP fraud prevention tools because many believe it will be too costly, they won't get the immediate return on investment, or the kind of return that makes it worthwhile. Others believe that fraud is a cost that comes as a part of doing business.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. The fact is that the effective way to curb CNP fraud rests at the heart of every transaction. The determining factor is ascertaining whether the customer is who they say they are when the transaction is taking place wherever it takes place. Identification authentication is simple and a necessity in protecting a retailers' bottom line and the integrity of the legitimate consumer.

Intellicheck's Retail ID SaaS technology solutions are budget-friendly, powerful fraud deterrents that prevent fraudulent CNP in-store, online and mobile purchases, while providing a frictionless, engaging customer experience.

These flexible, adaptable solutions include Retail ID Online, which easily integrates with a retailer's online purchasing website and seamlessly checks the would-be consumer's driver license for authenticity. It is a rapid, simple solution that guides a customer to capture images of their driver license. The cutting-edge app encrypts the driver license image to strict standards and matches the image against authentic driver license formats. Retail ID Mobile works the same way, using a smartphone to capture the driver license image. With real-time authentication, the purchase can proceed or, if the driver license is flagged as counterfeit, the purchase process is terminated. If you use tablets or other mobile devices in your retail establishment to expedite customer purchases, no problem. Simple integration will have your devices converted to fraud fighters in no time.

Retail ID Online and Retail ID Mobile are so simple and easy to use that there is very little training required and they don't require significant IT resources and costly, ongoing support.

Your customers will shop with confidence and you'll stop unnecessary costly losses because Retail ID products have proven 99.9% effective in identification authentication. No matter your size, Retail ID technology solutions will work for you. For more information visit www.intellicheck.com or call 516-992-1900.





Black Hat 2019 - August 3-8, 2019
Black Hat is the most technical and relevant information security event series in the world. For more than 20 years, Black Hat Briefings have provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors.

Now in its 22nd year, Black Hat USA is the world's leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development and trends.

RH-ISAC General Meet & Greet at Black Hat 2019 Open to All
RH-ISAC is excited to attend the annual Black Hat conference in fabulous Las Vegas this August. We expect to see many of our members in attendance and we want you to know that for RH-ISAC, Vegas means business.

RH-ISAC and MGM Resorts International
are excited to announce that we are co-hosting a Meet and Greet open to all on August 7 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Mandalay Bay. Enjoy drinks and eats while mingling with your peers from the Retail and Hospitality sectors. Register for the event here


Upcoming RH-ISAC Webinars

Cyber Thursday: The State of US Cyber Intelligence Practices

During the RH-ISAC's July Cyber Thursday on July 25, 2019, study lead Jared Ettinger, machine learning research scientist Ritwik Gupta, and cyber security engineer Geoff Dobson will provide insights from the report, "The State of Cyber Intelligence in the US" and practical recommendations for implementing machine learning and cyber threat frameworks for cyber intelligence. Register for the webinar

Cyber Thursday: Latest Fraud Schemes in Retail and Hospitality
Up to 99 percent of the traffic on retail and eCommerce login forms is due to account takeover (ATO) attempts. In this webinar, Shape Security's Threat Intel Analyst Smriti Kawal Jaggi will explain how attackers use both online and offline methods to target individuals and monetize successful ATOs with actual use cases from retail, hospitality, telco, and gaming industries. Learn about what attackers really do with compromised accounts from Shape Security's Intelligence Center. Register for the webinar

Sixgill Joins Retail and Hospitality ISAC as Associate Member


Over 250 Million Records Lost or Stolen Within Retail Industry
Criminals Target Specific Industries in Data Breach Activity

Data breach perpetrators continue to target industries which they perceive offer lucrative rewards. This infographic looks at the latest experiences within some of these industries. It shows that over 250 million data records have been lost or stolen within the retail industry. Overall, there were 234 retail industry incidents and 139 retail industry breaches. The preferred tactic used by criminals attacking the finance and retail industries was hacking.

Click here to see the full infographic. mobilepaymentstoday.com

Security Snapshot: OS, Authentication, Browser & Cloud Trends
New research shows cloud apps are climbing, SMS authentication is falling, Chrome is the enterprise browser favorite, and Android leads outdated devices.

As cloud and mobile adoption skyrocket, businesses seek new and stronger ways to protect applications and data. In some ways, many have grown smarter about data access and security. In others, research shows they still have some work to do.

The 2019 Duo Trusted Access Report amasses data from 24 million devices, 1 million applications and services, and 500 million authentications across North America and Western Europe to unearth trends in technology and cybersecurity. Its findings show a rise in Windows 10, greater biometric adoption, and an increasingly mobile workforce reliant on cloud. But researchers also found businesses running outdated operating systems and popular browsers.

Application integration is up across most key categories. The number of customers per cloud app is up 189% year-over-year, and the number of authentications per customer per app is up 56%. Remote access rose 89% as more people work outside the office but still need application access: Nearly half (45%) of requests for protected apps came from outside the organization. darkreading.com

Great comprehensive review - lengthy report summarized in the article. Read full article here. Full DUO Report here. Registration required for downloading report.

US businesses wired $301M a month to business email compromise (BEC) scammers in 2018
The US Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has run an analysis on suspect transactions in the past year and found that US businesses in 2018 wired around $301 million per month to business email compromise (BEC) scammers.

FinCEN says the number of SARs (suspicious activity reports) describing BEC fraud has climbed from 500 per month in 2016, when total monthly losses averaged $110 million, to 1,100 BEC-related SARs per month in 2018.

FinCEN found the number of victims from commercial services including landscaping, retail, restaurants and hotel lodgings rose from 6% of reported incidents in 2017 to 18% in 2019.

The dominant technique today is using fraudulent vendor and client invoices, which grew from 30 percent in 2017 to 39 percent in 2018. FinCEN references the case of a Lithuanian man who conned "multinational firms" into wiring at least $100 million to overseas accounts he controlled. Those companies were Google and Facebook

There is some good news despite the seemingly unstoppable growth of BEC fraud: FinCEN claims its rapid response program, backed by law enforcement, recently topped $500 million in recovered funds. Still, that's less than 20 percent of the $2.9 billion the FBI estimates US business have lost since 2013. zdnet.com

Cyber NYC initiative strives to make New York a cybersecurity hub
The Cyber NYC plan is bringing together academic institutions, government leaders and corporate partners to work on six distinct but interconnected projects to build cybersecurity competencies and create a cybersecurity ecosystem.

The New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC) announced the Cyber NYC program last fall, with $30 million in city funds and $70 million in private funding fueling the initiative.

Meeting a global need
Government and business leaders believe Cyber NYC could have ripple effects far beyond the city's boundaries.

The cybersecurity initiative focuses on driving innovation in the cyber protection space, promoting thought leadership around the topic and training cybersecurity experts -- all of which will help organizations throughout the world better defend themselves against hackers and other cyberthreats.

Programs designed to address lacking cybersecurity
Two of the six distinct programs within Cyber NYC address the need for more cybersecurity workers.

One is the Applied Learning Initiative, with the City University of New York (CUNY), Columbia University, Cornell Tech, iQ4 and New York University developing courses to train cyber specialists through new certifications and degree programs. The other is the Cyber Boot Camp, for which Fullstack Academy and CUNY's LaGuardia Community College have created additional cybersecurity training programs. techtarget.com

Sprint Reveals Account Breach via Samsung Website
Sprint has been informing customers of a data breach discovered on June 22 that came by way of their account credentials via Samsung's "add a line" website. The number of customers impacted has not been disclosed.

Information exposed in the breach includes phone number, device type, device ID, monthly recurring charges, subscriber ID, account number, account creation date, upgrade eligibility, first and last name, billing address, and add-on services, according to Sprint's notification. The notification also stresses information that might be used in financial fraud was not affected.

The most important information about this breach, according to Bob Maley, chief security officer at NormShield, is it's not the first Sprint has seen this year. "It sounds like [Sprint's] process for risk assessment for third parties might be lacking," Maley says. darkreading.com

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The Loss Prevention Research Council's
Impact Conference Oct. 2-4 2017, A Six Episode Series

Filmed on location at the University of Florida


The IMPACT Conference helps retailers & solutions partners better employ research tools
to assess the real-world impact their LP efforts have on sales, crime, and loss levels.


Introducing the Loss Prevention Research Council

Who They Are & What They Do

In this six-minute episode, Gus Downing, Publisher & Editor of the D&D Daily, explains what the LP/AP industry's only "Think Tank" - the Loss Prevention Research Council, is all about. Learn about its mission, its objectives, its structure, and how it delivers "evidence-based" solutions for the decision makers and leaders of the industry.

Over the next five episodes, which we urge every LP/AP executive to watch, you'll learn and see how critical this "Think Tank" is to helping the industry develop evidence-based solutions that solve the shrink and crime issues retailers face.

A few of these episodes are lengthy, as they dive deep into the LPRC model and allow you to see exactly how these scientists, retail LP/AP leaders, and solution partners are working together to help develop the solutions that help you deliver best-in-class results.

So stay tuned and take the time to learn. As this is the LP/AP academic "Think Tank".

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Eliminating the guess work, the trial by error, and word-of-mouth old-school approaches,
the LPRC delivers Evidence-Based Solutions and Actionable Results.

See more of our 1st LPRC series here. Watch our 2nd series here.
Take the time to learn. As this is the LP/AP academic "Think Tank".


Beware of unsolicited packages after Amazon Prime Day
They could be part of a scam

Earlier this month, Alice Mitchell, a writer and podcast producer who lives in Los Angeles, opened an Amazon package filled with unusual items. At first, she figured there must have been a mix-up and that her roommate had ordered something in her name by mistake. But then the packages continued to arrive. Mitchell wasn't just inconvenienced; it's likely she fell victim to an online-shopping scam called "brushing."

Other consumers across the country have similarly reported receiving dozens of packages or more from Amazon that they never ordered in brushing scams. A New York woman received roughly a dozen packages containing a random assortment of items. And a Massachusetts couple received unwanted packages from Amazon once or twice a week for five months.

So-called "brushing" scams tied to Amazon began in the past three years, said Brian Kilcourse, managing partner at consulting firm RSR Research. Retail and security experts believe these scams are a ploy on the part of third-party sellers to improve the number of reviews they have on Amazon for their products.

Here's how they work: A third-party seller on Amazon will get the name and address of a consumer. They will purchase an item that they will then send to that person, claiming it's a gift. Amazon's policy allows the individual who purchases a gift to leave a review for that item, so the third-party seller will leave a fake review after the item ships. The review is listed as a "verified buyer" review, meaning that it's supposed to have more authority because it's from someone who actually bought and theoretically used the product.

In some cases, a consumer may have actually purchased an item in the past from that seller, providing them with access to their name and address. And to some extent, people's addresses are easily found through basic web searches. Being a victim of a "brushing" scam could also indicate something more nefarious. "It can be indicative of some kind of breach of confidentiality or data security," Kilcourse said. "It's a low-grade scam, with some pretty potentially serious data privacy considerations." marketwatch.com

Facing a Big Jump in U.S. CNP Fraud, Retailers Turn to Automated Tools
With merchants facing a projected 16.4% increase in U.S. card-not-present fraud by 2021, many are relying more and more on automated screening tools to cull bad transactions from the pile of good ones. That's the assessment from Aite Group Inc. in its report, "The E-Commerce Conundrum: Balancing False Declines and Fraud Prevention," released this week.

This fraud will increase from an estimated $5.5 billion this year to $6.4 billion in 2021. "CNP fraud losses continue to increase globally due to the wealth of data available from data breaches and other sources," Shirley W. Inscoe, a senior analyst at Boston-based Aite, says in an email. "Some countries that saw a decline last year are seeing these losses on the rise again. CNP fraud is a low risk/high reward crime, and will continue to grow until major changes occur." Read more: digitaltransactions.net

Vice President of Loss Prevention for Fareportal Inc. New York, NY 10020
We are seeking a Vice President of Loss Prevention. The successful person will be responsible for minimizing fraud rates and reducing customer credit card chargebacks. This person will be working closely with the Company's Data Science, Tech, Operations, and the C-suite to surpass benchmarks established in the Company's recent pass for fraud detection and proactively identify Fraud trends.

Bachelor's or master's degree in mathematics, engineering or computer science (MBA is preferred) 10+ years experience in e-commerce fraud prevention Deep knowledge of payments and fraud prevention tools 6+ years of team leadership experience.

At Fareportal, we create technology that is driving innovation in the travel industry - one of the world's fastest-growing sectors. Our employees are the core of our organization and together we're revolutionizing the way people book travel. Our portfolio of brands including CheapOair and OneTravel receive over 100 million visitors annually and drive over $4 billion in annual revenue. fareportal.com

Amazon Gets 10 Times More Prime Day Spend Than Walmart, eBay

Other retailers score big on Prime Day, but some department stores left in the cold

Retail Sites Are Becoming Some of the Most Valuable Real Estate in Digital Advertising

Radial Opens New Fulfillment Center in Easton, PA to Meet Increasing eCommerce Demand


Waco, TX: Ulta shoplifting case part of DHS investigation into $2.1 million
multi-state theft ring

A shoplifting case at an Ulta Beauty in Waco is connected to a federal investigation into a multi-state theft ring at the cosmetics stores, Waco Police Department Sgt. Patrick Swanton said. At about 9 p.m. on April 2, two women carrying blue bags walked into an Ulta store in Waco, Swanton said. According to Swanton, they loaded the bags with $1,349.95 worth of products and left the store.

The case matches the description of a theft at a Temple Ulta store that same night about an hour earlier. Cell phone video take from the Temple store shows two women leave the store with blue bags loaded with merchandise. Temple police said they stole $11,000 worth of perfume and cologne. A Temple police spokesman could not confirm if the shoplifting there was part of the larger federal investigation.
He said the case included multiple jurisdictions across central and northern Texas and that charges were at the state level.

As Waco police officers started investigating the shoplifting, Swanton said Ulta loss prevention contacted them, saying the Department of Homeland Security was investigating the case as part of a multi-state theft ring at Ulta stores. The department was asked to hold onto its case for documentation as part of the larger federal investigation, Swanton said. Swanton said warrants have been served in the case but could not say if they were search warrants or arrest warrants. In total, DHS estimates the theft ring has led to $2.1 million in loses for Ulta, Swanton said. A spokesperson for DHS said they don't comment on active investigations. kcentv.com

Watertown, SD: Man arrested for burglary of $100,000 in Jewelry
Drove 1400 miles with a Road Atlas to Makepeace Jewelry store

Watertown Police Detective Chad Stahl says 67-year-old Taksim Neriroski was arrested for the crime. Stahl says Neriroski has a Las Vegas address. Stahl says Neriroski disabled a lock on the front door of Makepeace Jewelry, which allowed him to get inside the store. Neriroski has a criminal history dating back to the 1970's that includes convictions for burglary, armed robbery, assaults with weapons and drug crimes. Neriroski was not armed when he was arrested by police Wednesday. Stahl says investigators are trying to determine how long the suspect had been in Watertown before the arrest. Stahl says in the suspect's vehicle had a road atlas opened to the state of South Dakota. ksfy.com

West Sacramento, CA: Theft of over $1,000 in cosmetics leads to 4 arrests,
police chase

Four people were arrested accused of stealing $1,000 worth of cosmetics from a Target store in West Sacramento, Wednesday evening. One of the four arrested, however, is facing more serious crimes after police said she tried to drive a car into police officers before leading them on a short chase. West Sac Police said the three people who surrendered outside of Target are facing complaints of conspiracy and burglary. The woman who fled is looking at charges of assault with a deadly weapon and evading police. abc10.com

Melbourne, Australia: Electronic Stores Grab & Run: Seven more teens arrested
for theft offences in Operation Burns

North West Metro Regional Crime Squad, 'Operation Burns' has arrested another seven teenagers in relation to thefts from electronic and telecommunication stores across Melbourne. Detectives executed warrants in the western suburbs on Tuesday and Wednesday. The teenagers have been charged with more than 16 offences of theft occurring between 21 June and 9 July, 2019. This week's arrests come after detectives arrested and charged four teenagers on Friday (12 July). North West Metro Region Commander Tim Hansen said, "We are also working closely with retailers to address security issues and implement crime prevention measures, including through the National Retail Association's Loss Prevention Committee." miragenews.com

Boynton Beach, FL: Woman sought in $1,000 Macy's theft and assault on LP
Police said a loss prevention officer tried to stop the woman from stealing more than $1,000 worth of Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger products from Macy's on Tuesday. Investigators said the woman sprayed some sort of substance in the officer's face and took off. cbs12.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Phoenix, AZ: Armed Robbery victim shoots, kills suspect outside Circle K
Phoenix police said around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday a 19-year-old man called police to report he was the victim of an attempted armed robbery at knifepoint. The victim told police he was sitting in his vehicle at the fuel pump when his door opened. An unknown woman approached in an attempt to divert his attention when a man, 25 to 35 years old moved towards him. The suspect displayed a knife and demanded the victim's vehicle. The victim had a gun and fired several shots at the suspect. The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene. The female suspect fled the scene on foot. azfamily.com

Birmingham, AL: Police Officer injured, suspect shot dead following Armed Robbery
Birmingham police officer was shot and the suspect is dead after an armed robbery Wednesday evening at a convenience store downtown. The officer has been identified as Cullen Stafford. He underwent surgery at UAB Hospital and is in stable condition. The incident happened after police were called to a robbery in progress at a convenience store. When police were trying to apprehend the suspect, officers say he pulled out a handgun and fired at them. After the first officer was hit, the suspect continued to fire a weapon and police officers began to return the fire. Gunfire was exchanged over multiple locations before the suspect was pronounced dead at a scene near a parking structure. wbrc.com

Cleveland, TX: Teen shot to death near H-E-B gas station
Officers responded to a call of the incident at Truly Plaza on Highway 105 and Washington at 2:14 p.m. The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Cleveland Police Chief Darrel Broussard calls the shooting shocking, saying it occurred in the middle of the afternoon near the busiest intersection in town. He said the victim was shot while sitting inside a parked red truck near the H-E-B gas station and Hartz Chicken drive-thru, then staggered to the fast food restaurant for help. abc13.com

Vallejo, CA: Two arrested for the murder of a Pawn Shop Owner and his Dog in 2016


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Streetsboro, OH: 4 teens arrested during dramatic Armed Robbery at Verizon store (bodycam and surveillance video)
Four suspects burst into a Verizon store on Wednesday, put a gun to a clerk's head, tied him up and demanded that he open a safe in the back room. As police converged on the scene, the bound clerk escaped from the suspects and made his way into the arms of officers. The thieves may have pulled off the heist, but the armed robbery was disrupted after an observant 911 caller noticed four people run into the store. As soon as two of the suspects were walking out of the back room, police were right there at the front door telling them, "Put your hands up." They cooperated, but the two others were hiding in the back room where police easily found them. One firearm was found on scene as police investigated. They're being charged with aggravated robbery with a gun and kidnapping. cleveland19.com

Catahoula Parish, LA: Police in multiple parishes arrested 2 suspects in connection with 60 burglaries
Two suspects are under arrest, accused of running a burglary ring that's plagued businesses in Louisiana. Detectives say these suspects committed more than 60 burglaries over the last year. Investigators say the pair targeted convenience stores, gas stations, Dollar Generals, and similar shops. Detectives say the duo may be involved in crimes in Mississippi and Texas, those investigations are ongoing. Adams and Cormier were picked up in Rapides Parish. myarklamiss.com

Palm Desert, CA: Woman robbed after helping man at Whole Foods nut grinder
Fingerprints on peanut butter container ID'd him. A sticky-fingered thief ran off with a woman's wallet, but investigators think they know whom to look for. That's because they found fingerprints on the container of peanut butter that played a major role in the 2018 theft at Whole Foods in Palm Desert. Grand theft charges were filed last week against Ramon Ayala, 31, of Van Nuys, who is suspected of using a peanut butter dispenser as a distraction to steal a $300 wallet on May 6, 2018. desertsun.com

Las Vegas, NV: 'Pawn Stars' help former ESPN analyst Mark May recover stolen Super Bowl rings
Hotel worker was arrested for trying to sell them

Soon thereafter, May noticed the rings were missing. They were eventually found by hotel staff in late April in the room safe that May used at the hotel. The rings and watches were allegedly brought to the hotel lead engineer, 43-year-old Marcel Behnert. Mesa police received a call from Gold & Silver Pawn and identified Behnert as a man who brought in two Super Bowl rings to sell. abc15.com

Hartselle, AL: Man released from Prison arrested for Shoplifting ($1,300) at Walmart in 2012

Los Angeles, CA: Police Link 11 Robberies to Armed, Hooded Man

Macon, GA: Man charged with 7 Family Dollar, Dollar General burglaries



New York, NY: Canal Street counterfeiters raided by NYC Sheriff's Officers; Over $500,000 of merchandise seized
Canal Street's notorious knock-off vendors are up to their old tricks. At least four people were busted and approximately half a million dollars in fake merchandise seized Wednesday afternoon by NYC Sheriff's Officers during a series of raids on Chinatown counterfeiters. Videos and photos show about 20 Big Apple sheriff's officers scouring shops and standing among overflowing bags of imitation Gucci hats, fake Louis Vuitton bags and belts and other faux luxury goods. nypost.com



Hampton, VA: Man sentenced to life in prison, plus 163 years in prison for GameStop robbery, murder of police officer
Leonard Allen Morrison III, 31, of District Heights, Md., was convicted of two counts of attempted capital murder of a police officer as well as several robbery, robbery conspiracy, abduction and gun charges in the June 12, 2017, shooting outside the theater on Hampton Roads Center Parkway. According to witness statements, the men locked customers and staff inside the store before a foot pursuit with police that ended with one officer being shot. Luckily the officer survived but tore his ACL during the encounter. James Gregory, one of the men accused of robbing a GameStop, was sentenced to 80 years in prison. wtkr.com

Sumter, SC: Teen found guilty of murder in Save-Mart Grocery shooting
A Sumter teenager was found guilty Wednesday of murdering a Manning Avenue convenience store owner in 2017. Sincere Dinkins was 17 years old on Nov. 24, 2017, when he and Larenzo Hagood entered the Save-Mart Grocery, ordered two female customers to the ground and attempted to rob Vijaykumar Patel at gunpoint. By the time they fled, Patel had fallen fatally wounded on the ground, multiple bullets shot into his chest. theitem.com



C- Store - Ridgeland, MS - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Anderson, SC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Albany, GA - Burglary
C-Store - San Antonio, TX - Robbery
C-Store - Greenville County, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Center, TX - Robbery
Dollar Tree - Springdale, AR - Robbery/ Assault
Gas Station - New Baltimore, MI - Burglary
Jewelry store - Watertown, SD - Burglary
Liquor store - Hillsborough, NC - Armed Robbery
Liquor store - Lansing, MI - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Columbus, OH - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Newhall, CA - Burglary
T-Mobile - Crosby, TX - Robbery
7-Eleven - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Suffolk County, NY - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
12 robberies
4 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed




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