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The Zellman Group Hosts FLAORCA Meeting at Orlando ORC Office
FLAORCA Announces New Intelligence Sharing Platform
Zellman Rolling Out End-to-End ORC Solutions to Retailers Nationwide

The Zellman Group, LLC hosted the Florida Organized Retail Crime Association Advisory Council's (FLAORCA) quarterly meeting at their ORC Investigations and Collections office in Orlando, FL. This meeting included representatives from multiple retailers and law enforcement from around the state.

FLAORCA announced the rollout of their Intelligence Sharing Platform to all levels of Investigator in both the public and private sectors. This meeting served as a prelude to the Florida Retail Federations Loss Prevention Conference being held on July 20-21st 2017 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando.

During the meeting, Zellman introduced the main components to their end to end ORC solutions being rolled out to retailers across the country. Ben Dugan, Director of Field ORC Investigations states, "The retail industry should look out for big things from both organizations in the near future."

Could this be Facial Recognitions Kick Off
Shoppers want cashier-free checkout and they expect Amazon will give it to them

When shoppers were asked what Amazon should add or change at Whole Foods locations, the top response was adding "cashier-free checkout," according to a poll conducted by ChargeItSpot.

"Our survey found that shoppers want the Amazon-Whole Foods merger to upgrade the grocery store experience with additions of useful technology," ChargeItSpot's CEO Doug Baldasare said.

The deal between Amazon and Whole Foods, should it pan out, will advance the process of replacing people with technology, Ian Siegel, CEO of job marketplace ZipRecruiter, told CNBC.

"We already have self-checkout stations, and Amazon has demonstrated that even more advanced 'check-out' technology is possible."

The internet giant has even released a video showing what a futuristic store concept, called Amazon Go, looks like - no lines, no registers, only "just walk out" technology. Amazon Go is currently open for the company's employees at a test location in Seattle.

The cashier-free concept is growing in popularity due to high consumer acceptance and the benefits it offers - mainly saving time, financial services firm Cornerstone Capital wrote in a recent report.

Amazon might choose to utilize the "just walk out" technology in Whole Foods - another strategy being floated around.

Editor's Note: Eliminating 'lines' is what it's all about and that eliminates the registers at self-checkout. This is exactly what they're talking about here. Which brings facial recognition in the front door.
Quite frankly, I don't think Millennials even care about it as long as there's a benefit to them by speeding up and "just walking out." Actually, I think they'll be supportive from a security prospective as well.

Regardless, this may be the kick off no matter what privacy groups pop up. As long as the data is protected and managed well.  cnbc.com

victor Video Mgt Provides Critical Security Against Active Shooters
American Dynamics victor Video Management Software now integrates with the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System from Shooter Detection Systems, providing users with an automated solution to react in real-time to shots fired in a facility. See full press release and video below. americansecuritytoday.com

Apollo Global Preparing IPO for ADT That Could Take Place Around Year-End
Private-equity firm Apollo Global Management APO +0.50% LLC is preparing an initial public offering for ADT, just a year after it bought the home-security company.

The offering could value ADT at well over $15 billion, including debt, some of the people said, making it one of the largest IPOs of the year.

Should Apollo pull it off, the IPO would mark a quick turnaround for the private-equity firm, which began consolidating home-security providers two years ago. The New York firm bought Protection 1 and ASG Security simultaneously in 2015, put them together, and then used the combined company to acquire ADT for about $7 billion last year. The former competitors were jointly valued at about $15 billion, including debt, Apollo said in May of last year. wsj.com

Update: Two Pharmacy's Impacted By Safeway's $3M DEA Settlement
The investigation focused on compliance with record-keeping and reporting requirements related to the theft or significant loss of controlled substances during the period of May 2009-May 2014. Neither the DEA nor the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington is alleging ongoing violations.

As part of the settlement, Safeway will close an in-store pharmacy at 2100 Ralston Avenue in Belmont, California, and will suspend filling prescriptions for controlled substances for four months at a North Bend, Washington, in-store pharmacy. Safeway says in a press release that it remains committed to patient care and will work with patients to ensure that their healthcare needs are met during these transitions. theshelbyreport.com

Oregon Woman Files $1.5M Lawsuit Against Safeway After 7-Year-Old Son's Death in 'Unreasonably Dangerous' Parking Lot
It's been two years since Junction City resident Jenna Wheeler watched as a pickup truck hit and killed her 7-year-old son in a supermarket parking lot. Wheeler is now suing Safeway in connection with the fatal collision. She alleges in a federal lawsuit that the grocery store chain knew or should have known that the configuration of the parking lot outside its supermarket off Highway 99 in Junction City was "unreasonably dangerous." registerguard.com

Accommodating Workers with a History of Substance Abuse
Employers don't have to accommodate any alcohol or illicit drug use in the workplace, but they must be careful not to discriminate against workers with a history of substance abuse who are no longer using.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects workers from discrimination based on a qualifying disability or a perceived disability-including alcoholism and past illegal drug use.

Therefore, employers should try to arrange a reasonable accommodation if, for example, an employee needs to leave early for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Wulffson explained.

The ADA covers businesses with 15 or more employees and protects workers with a history of illicit drug use who:

Have successfully been rehabilitated and are no longer using illegal drugs.

Are currently participating in a rehabilitation program and are no longer using illegal drugs.

Are erroneously regarded as illegal drug users.

Alcoholism may also be considered an ADA-qualifying disability, but employers may:

Prohibit the use of alcohol in the workplace.

Forbid employees from being under the influence of alcohol in the workplace.

Hold employees with alcoholism to the same performance standards as other employees, even if alcoholism is the reason for substandard performance.

"All employers should have a clear, written drug and alcohol policy in place that is supportive and written in a way that employees with addiction problems feel safe to come forward. shrm.org

Director of Organizational Safety and Security for Ross Stores - New York, NY
The Director of Organizational Safety and Security is responsible for promoting the Loss Prevention key objectives through ensuring the safety, security, and protection of company assets within the corporate environment. This position will effectively lead, manage and support the security and life safety program for the corporate offices to include physical security, fire and life safety, alarm response, access control, visitor's control, CCTV, etc. rossstores.com

The company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2016 revenues of $12.9 billion. The Company currently operates Ross Dress for Less® ("Ross"), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,363 locations in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. The Company also currently operates 198 dd's DISCOUNTS® in 15 states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel.  rossstores.com

Academy Sports + Outdoors cuts 100 jobs at Katy HQ

AWG Closing Fort Worth Division

Cleveland, OH: Vacant Randall Park Mall could be transformed into Amazon Fulfillment Center

FTC probing allegations of Amazon's deceptive discounting

Amazon buying products from U.S. retailers at full price to build global inventory

Sears is going to sell Alexa-enabled appliances on Amazon; shares jump 19%

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victor Video Management Software provides critical security against the active shooter

Integration of Guardian Indoor Active Shooter system with victor VMS will help identify gunshots more quickly in the workplace or any public building

WESTFORD, Mass. (July 20, 2017) - Johnson Controls announced that its American Dynamics victor Video Management Software now integrates with the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System from Shooter Detection Systems, providing users with an automated solution to react in real-time to shots fired in a facility. By reducing the margin of human error, the solution helps to eliminate costly false alerts while enhancing the overall security of any school, business or public venue building.

"We are excited to offer this integrated solution to our customers who are investing in technology to address the active shooter threat," said Christian Connors, chief executive officer of Shooter Detection Systems. "By combining our indoor gunshot detection system with a robust video management system like victor, customers gain immediate, automated insights the second a shot is fired, providing exceptional situational awareness when every second counts."

Active shooter incidents have been recognized by the nation's top 500 enterprise security executives surveyed as a top security threat facing their enterprise. Based on military gunshot detection technology and SAFETY Act Certified by the Department of Homeland Security, the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System combines an acoustic gunshot identification software with infrared gunfire flash detection to quickly identify gunshot incidents.

When combined with the powerful victor video management software monitoring features, the system provides the ability for instant shot location information, lock down procedures, live and recorded video from cameras in the incident related areas. The integration provides immediate notification to first responders through victor's event action and integration notification platform, and simultaneously alerts designated monitoring facilities around the globe.

These capabilities are also available through the integration of Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System and the C●CURE 9000 security and event management system from Software House.

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Special Report: A Deep Dive Into the Impact of the AlphaBay Takedown
The Biggest Take Down in World History - Could be a game changer
Authorities Pull Off Honey Pot Sting on Dark Web Vendors & Buyers

Sending the message worldwide that the world is working together to fight the underground black market. Law Enforcement officials are saying no longer are you anonymous - we see you - we will go to the ends of the earth to find you and stop you. You're not invisible anymore.

A few years ago you wouldn't have seen this level of collaborative effort. It is unprecedented and the honey pot - two step process of law enforcement being on top of the second marketplace, allowed them for the first time in history to see the buyers and sellers/vendors on a worldwide basis. Literally thousands of vendors and buyers.

With more unpublished arrests following this take down the story is far from over and will continue for some time as they track down more black market vendors. It'll have a huge impact of the sale of drugs, credit card numbers and illicit goods.  govinfosecurity.com

Breaches Up 35% in 2017
Here's a list of breaches that have already occurred this year.

Omnichannel payments have provided convenience for both sides of the transaction, but they have also become opportunities for criminal hackers, and as a result, vulnerabilities for consumers. 

According to a report from Javelin Advisory Services titled "2017 Data Breach Fraud Impact Report: Going Undercover and Recovering Data," three-quarters of total fraud losses for last year arose from individuals who had been victims of a data breach within the previous six years.

Proactivity and preparation is everything. All too often, more energy is put into cleaning up the mess, after a breach has occurred, than planning ahead and preparing for a breach. Everyone should have an incident response plan to control the situation during a breach. This will help you control actions and communication, and ultimately lessen the impact of a breach. Let's not forget that coupled with that plan should also be the development and consistent updating of a comprehensive security program, to prevent the actual impact of a breach.  chainstoreage.com

U.S. Retailers Beat Global Firms In Cyber Security, Survey Shows
Almost half of all U.S. retailers protect their email messages with encryption. But that is no guarantee that they will be safe.

According to a new cyber security study by Thales and 451 Research, emails are part of the "data-at-rest," protection category, which is "near the bottom in terms of effectiveness."

Overall, 60% of global retail firms have a breach at some point, compared with 52% of U.S. retailers. Some of these attacks may be due to careless practices.

U.S. retailers are more likely than global firms to use encryption as a security device "in these nascent advanced environments," Thales notes. Less than 40% of the global retailers encrypt email messages.
Of the "data-at-rest" channels protected by encryption in the U.S., email messages are third, behind PCs (desktops) and mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. The global listing is similar. mediapost.com

Black Hat Security Conference: Security hype and reality
Black Hat has become industry's premier event for digging into cybersecurity technology

Black Hat conference next week in Las Vegas anticipates a lot of activity in four areas:

1. Machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI). While machine learning and AI have a lot of potential for cybersecurity, the technology is really in a hype cycle right now. Vendors are talking about machine learning as a panacea, but I view it as supplemental for use cases such as threat intelligence synthesis, multi-behavioral anomaly detection, and insider threat detection.

2. Automation and orchestration. This is probably the hottest cybersecurity technology category today-and for good reason: 45 percent of organizations have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills, and most firms find it difficult to recruit and hire additional headcount. These organizations have two choices: Make their cybersecurity staff more efficient or outsource. Little wonder then, why 19 percent of organizations have implemented technologies for security operations automation/orchestration "extensively," while another 39 percent have done so on a limited basis.

3. Integration. ESG has come up with the concept of a security operations and analytics platform architecture (SOAPA). SOAPA is an integrated software architecture based upon a common distributed data management layer, a software services integration layer, an analytics layer, and an orchestration layer. This isn't technology for technology sake; it's an attempt to create a systematic loosely coupled architecture that promotes technology interoperability to improve security efficacy while streamlining security operations.

4. Threat intelligence. This one is easy and really at the historical heart of Black Hat. I'll be looking at emerging threats and cyber adversaries to understand what types of cyber attacks, malware and data breaches may be coming down the proverbial pike.  csoonline.com

BEC Attacks Far More Lucrative than Ransomware over Past 3 Years
BEC fraud netted cyberthieves five times more profit than ransomware over a three-year period, according to Cisco's midyear report released today.

Despite all the recent attention paid to ransomware, cybercriminals walked away with $5.3 billion from business email compromise (BEC) attacks compared with $1 billion for ransomware over a three-year stretch, according to Cisco's 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report released today.

Cybercriminals are increasingly taking a practical approach to their pilfering, going for the fastest method that they can steal a buck, or in this case, billions, says Steve Martino, Cisco's chief information security officer. "What we are looking at is the continual commercialization of cyberattacks," Martino says, pointing out that is a major theme in the report.

Ransomware exploits take time to develop before any financial gain is realized for cyberthieves, compared to crafting a phishing attack or blasting out spam of which 8% is found to be malicious, notes Martino. BEC attacks are less time-consuming to wage.

In addition, ransomware Bitcoin fees are often lower-dollar figures.

Cisco found that in the first half of this year, attackers altered their methods of delivering, hiding, and evading their malicious packages and techniques.

Fileless malware is popping up, which lives in memory and deletes itself once a device restarts, according to the report. As a result, it makes detection and the ability to investigate it more difficult.

Additionally, attackers are also making use of anonymized and decentralized infrastructures, such as Tor proxy services, to hid command and control activities.  darkreading.com

IoT Security Incidents Rampant and Costly
New research offers details about the hidden - and not so hidden - costs of defending the Internet of Things.

Internet of Things breaches and security incidents have hit nearly half of the companies that use such devices, and the cost to deal with these attacks is usually more than traditional breaches, according to recent survey results.

In two separate reports, each of the studies found that 46% of respondents report they suffered a security breach or incident as a result of an attack on IoT devices.

Not only are the costs associated with securing IoT devices expected to rise in the coming years but they are also expected to account for as much as of a third of the IT spending budget, according to Altman Vilandrie. The vast majority of IDC survey respondents say the cost to address IoT security incidents and breaches tends to run more than the cost of fixing traditional breaches and incidents. darkreading.com

Is Your POS System the Next Ransomware Target?
Find Out with a Free Self-Assessment from Netsurion and EventTracker

As point-of-sale (POS) malware continues to pummel retailers and brands, ransomware attacks are aggressively increasing in scope and frequency around the globe.

If cybercriminals put the two trends together, they can impact most or even all locations of large chains by locking up the POS system itself-the mission-critical nerve center of payment card-accepting merchants and service providers-while holding the company hostage until a ransom is paid.

Now, any business can find out its risk level and measure the impact of POS ransomware with an online POS Ransomware Risk Self-Assessment, offered at no charge from Netsurion, a leading provider of managed data and network security services for multi-location businesses, and security information and event management (SIEM) leader, EventTracker. globenewswire.com

Pa. Man Admits To Stealing $40M In Bitcoin

Russian National Receives 5 Years In Jail For Role In 'Citadel' Attacks

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The LPM Profile of the Future & The Importance of Community Relations

Kevin Colman, Group VP of AP, Macy's

Originally Published 5-2-16

As Omni retailing continues to evolve, so does the role of the single-unit Loss Prevention Manager. With the internet and technology driving massive change in today's connected store, the LPM is more connected now than ever before and plays a vital role in community relations. Kevin Colman, Group VP of Asset Protection, Macy's, tells us what the profile of an LPM may look like in the future, as the job evolves from adrenaline-based shoplifter takedowns to a larger emphasis on investigations and protecting the company brand.

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The Growing Problem of Online Counterfeit Products
A 2016 International Criminal Court Governmental (ICC) report estimates that the total value of pirated and counterfeited goods will reach between $1.9 and $2.81 trillion by 2022, and that's without considering the wider economic and social costs. And, a 2016 study by Markmonitor found that keyword searches used by consumers on search engines brought up more than seven times as many counterfeit websites than genuine retailers.

When it comes to counterfeiting, there is a critical need for companies and brands to remember state trademarks because often state law enforcement can provide help. Anthony F. Lo Cicero, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP and seasoned trial attorney who has represented some of the most recognizable brands in the world, sat down with IPWatchdog to discuss the importance brands using state trademarks to protect themselves from counterfeiting.

When it comes to a strategy for enforcement against repeat counterfeit infringers, Lo Cicero believes that only a multifaceted approach has any chance of success. "This involves Internet monitoring, use of take down mechanisms (like Amazon Brand Registry), action against web sites, ISPs, funds sources and the like, aggressive Customs enforcement, and litigation against all parties in the chain of counterfeiting," he explained.

Many states have statutes that make counterfeiting a state crime, but often only if the trademark is registered in that state. According to Lo Cicero, state registrations give local prosecutors and law enforcement officers jurisdiction - and they may be more able and willing to tackle local counterfeiters than are busy federal prosecutors. Read more here ipwatchdog.com

Top tips for fighting back against online counterfeiting
The rapid expansion of online counterfeiting is put into stark perspective by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which found that fake goods made up 2.5 per cent of all world trade in 2016. Financially, this equates to a total value of $461bn.

No industry is truly safe against the threat of online counterfeiting, and so it is up to legitimate brands to put measures in place that help protect both the company and the customers. But where should these brands begin?

1) Attain global visibility
Before a brand can understand the scope of the threat posed by online counterfeit sales, it must expose and quantify the problem. Counterfeiters operate over a wide array of online channels, and all of these must be monitored and analysed, including online marketplaces, social media, e-commerce sites and message boards.

2) Monitor points of promotion
While it's obviously important to identify and shut down distribution channels, it's almost certain that counterfeiters will regularly seek new platforms to sell from. This can often include them using paid search advertising, links within social media, black hat SEO tactics, cybersquatting and spam to steer traffic to illicit offerings - diminishing the marketing ROI of legitimate brands.

3) Take proactive action
The only way to prevent counterfeiters from damaging your brand is to let them know that you are aware of their activity; otherwise they will simply continue operating unchallenged. Therefore, once brands have identified the channels and ways in which the counterfeiters in question are working, they must take aggressive action.

4) Fight online counterfeit sales holistically
Online counterfeit sales are easier to address when the entire business participates. That means brand owners should set up a cross-functional task force to address the issue in a coordinated, holistic manner. Stakeholders - and, therefore, recommended participants - will vary by industry and enterprise, but can include legal, marketing, risk management, loss prevention, channel sales management, manufacturing, supply chain management and other functional units. Read more here realbusiness.co.uk

Europe, CNP Fraud Trendsetter?
Europe may offer a tell on the fraud to come. As has been widely noted, the region has paved the way for the adoption of EMV, and its embrace by merchants in the EU, mandated though it has been, has steered hackers and criminals to online methods of siphoning funds from consumers and cheating companies. European countries led the adoption of EMV, with 86 percent of cards and 99 percent of transactions complying with EMV rules. By way of contrast, only 51 percent of cards in the United States are chip cards, and only 20 percent of transactions go by way of EMV mandates.

Europe remains a leading indicator of the less-desired sort, a harbinger of fraud battles to come here in the United States. The data shows that overall, gross reported fraud was up to 154 million euros, up 25 percent from the year before. Of more than half a dozen types of fraud, ranging from stolen cards to counterfeiting, card-not-present (CNP) fraud remained the dominant conduit to fraud losses, at 80 percent of the tally.

And in looking across the pond at the EU, CNP fraud leads the way, with numbers stretching from a low of a "mere" 75 percent to a high of 82 percent, depending on the country, and the average stood at 79 percent.

Application fraud as a percentage of overall fraudulent activity doubled between 2015 and 2016.

The United States is "the leading recipient" of fraudulent transactions from around the world with 22% headed to the U.S. pymnts.com

FTC reportedly looking into Amazon's price listing practices

eBay's US sales increase 3.2% in Q2, up 3.4% for first half
Globally revenue up 4.5% for Q2, up 4.1% for first half

South Jersey Retail Theft Leader Sentenced; admitted to $20,000 in theft
A South Jersey woman was sentenced to five years in state prison after she admitted that she lead an organized retail theft ring that shoplifted thousands of dollars in merchandise at stores in South Jersey, returning the items for gift cards, which were pawned for cash, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino said on Friday.

Chiara K. Pender, 30, of Millville, previously pleaded guilty to a second-degree charge of leader of an organized retail theft enterprise. She must pay full restitution for the losses sustained by the stores that were targeted. Those stores included Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Target, Walmart, Home Goods, Lowes, Kohls, Burlington Coat Factory and Rite Aid. Pender admitted she recruited people into the ring and usually drove them to these stores, according to authorities. Stolen items included clothing, electronics, and anything else of value that could easily be concealed. Pender would then send another person into the store with the stolen items to make a non-receipted return of the stolen merchandise. If the return was accepted, the store issued a gift card for the value of the merchandise. These values ranged from just over $100 to more than $600. Then, Pender sold the gift cards at pawn shops for cash. She typically got about half of the value of the store credit on the card.  patch.com

Bellvue, WA: Organized Crime Ring busted in Credit Card Theft case; over $100,000 in loss, 11 Arrested
It was a pretty good sized bust, all things considered and according to Bellevue Police, it took off the street a number of people that agency suspects of being involved in an organized theft ring, aka organized crime. It went down this way. Investigators from the Bellevue Police Dept. along with detectives from the Issaquah, Sammamish, Redmond and Kirkland police departments, suited up for game day together, "To combat an organized group suspected of breaking into vehicles at numerous area parks and fitness centers," according to a statement from Bellevue Police. To date, eleven arrests have been made and police expect to make several more in the coming weeks. The suspects then allegedly used the victim's stolen credit cards to purchase items at area stores. To date, Investigators say they have linked the suspects to over $100,000 worth of loss in Bellevue alone. skyvalleychronicle.com

Omaha, NE: Serial Felony Shoplifter takes a Plea Deal; total of 9 charges
Kenneth P. Budka, 49, pleaded guilty to theft by shoplifting, third or subsequent offense, a Class IV felony; and two counts of theft by shoplifting. He was arrested May 9 for stealing merchandise from Bomgaars, Walmart and Selectel Wireless in Blair. One shoplifting charge was enhanced to a felony based on three convictions in Douglas County in 2014. Budka is also wanted on six shoplifting charges in Sarpy County. enterprisepub.com

Louisville, KY: Woman arrested for the theft of $11,000 in Jewelry from Kohl's
Danielle Krystal Kiser, 31, was taken into custody July 19 on a warrant charging her with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000. The warrant says Kiser selected jewelry while at Kohl's, on Standiford Plaza Drive, and took it to the dressing room. Once inside, the warrant claims Kiser would remove the security device and tags from the jewelry, discard them and leave the store with the jewelry. The discarded tags were recovered in the dressing room area by loss prevention officers. The thefts, which occurred between October 1 and December 19, 2016, were recorded on security video. Loss prevention officers recovered the tags from the stolen jewelry in the dressing room. wave3.com

Murfreesboro, TN: Shoplifters once again hit Murfreesboro Victoria's Secret; $1,300 in merchandise stolen
Thieves have yet again managed to get away with thousands of dollars worth of clothing from the Victoria's Secret at The Avenue in Murfreesboro. It has happened countless times before, and police have even tried to educate employees on ways they can prevent the store from becoming an easy target.

Last month, the Victoria's Secret moved to a different storefront, but that hasn't stopped shoplifters from stealing merchandise. The latest snatch-and-grab crime happened in broad daylight, around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Four female thieves grabbed nearly $1,300 worth of clothing and left the store without paying. wkrn.com

Gretna, NE: Shoplifter Re-Boxed electronics into a scooter box
Security camera video from the Gretna Wal-Mart shows a suspect with a scooter box that actually contains something else.

He paid what's on the price tag but that's far less in value than the electronics stuffed inside. The suspect puts the box on his head and rushes out the door. He was seen loading the box into a blue caravan with Iowa plates. wowt.com

Update: Farmington, NM: Warrant issued for $7,800 Sam's Club shoplifter
Devon Liedtke, 39, is accused of two counts of third-degree felony shoplifting, according to court records. The Farmington Police Department has been investigating two incidents of shoplifting which took place in March at Sam's Club, posting photos from security cameras of the suspect on the department's Facebook page. Liedtke is accused of stealing four Samsung HDTVs and five sets of security systems along with two coolers, solar lights and stereo equipment on March 20 and 25, according to the arrest warrant affidavit. He allegedly stole about $3,790 in merchandise on March 20 and about $4,000 in merchandise on March 25. Both times, Liedtke presented a receipt to an employee and exited the store with the merchandise. santafenewmexican.com 

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Shootings, Stabbings & Deaths

La Mesa, CA: Argument escalates into deadly shooting outside Burlington
Police are searching for two suspects after an argument resulted in a deadly shooting in the parking lot of Burlington Coat Factory in La Mesa on Thursday. According to an eyewitness, a verbal dispute among three people broke - that argument escalated to lethal violence when one single gunshot was fired, killing a man.

According to police, at this point in the investigation the two suspects were described as a man and woman. Both ran from the shooting on foot. Police also confirmed a handgun was discovered at the scene, discarded in a planter, but they did not say if they believe that was the actual weapon used in the fatal shooting. cbs8.com

Clermont, FL: Police arrest Walmart employee on Disorderly Conduct charges, threatening to Shoot a Manager
A sheriff's deputy arrested and charged a Wal-Mart employee Saturday with threatening to shoot people and refusing to leave the store when the manager told her to leave. When the deputy arrived at the store the manager told him that Eucharia Mechile Ike, 28, left when she heard the patrol car siren. When the deputy approached her in the parking lot and asked if she had a gun, she said yes and that he should shoot her. When he patted her down, however, all he could find was a box cutter. When he searched her backpack he found marijuana in a plastic bag and a partially filled bottle of alcohol. The store's security manager told Deputy B. Binder that Ike was throwing things at customers and screaming at employees and customers. dailycommercial.com

North Fresno, CA: Starbucks Armed Robbery suspect in Critical Condition after a Customer decides to fight back
A customer who visited a Starbucks in North Fresno is recovering tonight after being stabbed while fighting off a robbery suspect. Investigators say the attempted robbery happened at around 5:30 Thursday evening. Investigators say a man wearing a mask came into this Starbucks carrying a knife and a fake gun ready to rob the store. At the time of the robbery attempt, there were six employees inside and two customers. Investigators say the suspect used his knife to threaten the clerk and demand money-- but right when the clerk was set to hand over the money a man drinking coffee inside the Starbucks decided to fight back. The victim who fought off the suspect is in stable condition. The suspect is in critical condition. yourcentralvalley.com

Robberies & Thefts

Pasadena, MD: Man who robbed Home Depot, stole car arrested after leaving wallet at the scene
Douglas James Hadaway, 50, was arrested Tuesday after police said he robbed a Home Depot in Pasadena and stole someone's car after assaulting them while leaving his wallet at the scene. Anne Arundel police said officers responded to a report of a carjacking at the Home Depot located at 66 Mountain Road at 1:44 p.m. The Home Depot employees told officers a man had attempted to steal some items from the store and attempted to drive away from the store in his vehicle.

However, the man struck an object in the parking lot as he was fleeing, which disabled the vehicle. He then approached another person in the parking and assaulted him, police said, pulling them from their vehicle and using the car to flee the area. Police later found his disabled vehicle in the parking lot with his wallet inside. Hadaway faces 16 charges related to the alleged robbery, carjacking and chase, including resisting or interfering with an arrest and three counts of felony assault. capitalgazette.com

Phoenix, AZ: Suspects caught in connection with 9 Armed Robberies
Three men are accused of several armed robberies in west and north Phoenix. Phoenix Police report that from June 9 until July 14, three men robbed 9 retail stores and restaurants. Police say they were armed with a handgun, BB gun, and a large knife as they terrorized employees to open cash drawers and give them the money inside. All together they were able to steal nearly $30,000 in cash. One of the suspects allegedly admitted to police to the 13 armed robberies.  abc15.com

Laguna Beach, CA: Thief Suspected in Burglary Spree Arrested

Columbus, OH: Member of Ohio-based burglary team that struck Pa. pharmacies heads to prison

Piercing Pagoda in the Staten Island Mall, Staten Island, NY reported a Grab & Run theft on 7/20, item s valued at $2,299

Retail Fire

Sacramento, CA: Businesses evacuated after fire department deems strip mall unsafe



Advance America - San Marcos, TX - Armed Robbery
Church's Chicken - Little Rock, AR - Burglary
Dollar General - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery
Domino's - Pacific Beach, CA - Armed Robbery
Food Mart - Everett, WA - Armed Robbery
Lynchburg Arms & Indoor Shooting Range - Lynchburg, VA - Burglary
Metro PCS - Pomona, CA - Armed Robbery
Metro Wear - Dearborn, MI - Burglary
Raggedy's Café - Grove, OK - Burglary
Stop N Go - Janesville, WI - Armed Robbery
Subway - Garden Grove, CA - Armed Robbery
Sunny Farms C- Store,- Sequim, WA - Burglary
Thrift Angel store- Frederick, MD - Armed Robbery
Vons - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
Wesco - Newaygo County, MI - Armed Robbery
West Park Truck Stop - Huron, SD - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
11 robberies
5 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed

Weekly Totals:
76 robberies
23 burglaries
4 shootings
2 killed

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