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Jesse Crawford named Director of North American Sales for OpenEye
OpenEye, a leading provider of cloud managed video surveillance solutions, is proud to welcome Jesse Crawford as Director of North American Sales. Jesse will be responsible for leading the OpenEye regional sales organization, selling business solutions through our sales channels, developing new accounts, and providing Heroic Customer Service.

"I'm thrilled to join OpenEye. I admire the company's innovation and supportive culture," said Crawford. "It also means a lot to me that the company is headquartered in America. I'm looking forward to growing together!"

Prior to joining OpenEye, Crawford was the Director of Technology - Business Development for Baker Group, Iowa's premier full-service specialty contractor, where he led their Technology Business Unit and sales efforts for the company.
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E-BOOK: Building a Case for Pushout Prevention 2018 Edition

According to the 2017 National Retail Security Survey published by the National Retail Federation, U.S. Retailers accumulated an inventory shortage valued at $48.9 billion. The survey reports that about 36.5% of this astronomical number was caused by shoplifting, including organized retail crime. This means that shoplifters stole nearly $18 billion in merchandise from retailers.

However, the problem is much worse.

Read more by downloading the e-Book, "Building a Case for Pushout Prevention: A guide for loss prevention executives."

What Customers Are Saying About CIS Security Solutions' Alarming Tethers

Our clients have saved millions of dollars per year, by using our alarming tethers to protect their designer handbags and other fine products. As times evolve, so do our products. From the original Mouse Trap alarming tether, to the Rudolph with the smart lock and replaceable batteries, to the NEW Gen5 with replaceable components and replaceable batteries, our products are evolving with the times in our quest to stay ahead of ORC and theft.

What are our customers saying about our Alarming Tethers? Here are a couple of recent testimonials:

"After working with other companies and using their tethers over the years, I can honestly say CIS Security Solutions has the best alarming tethers on the market. They truly set the bar when it comes to handbag protection. The CIS team consistently gives outstanding customer service, as they go above and beyond to help their clients. This is a company that listens to what the customers need and evolves with the times!"
~ Andre Lawrence - West Coast Loss Prevention Manager -The RealReal

"We have had a history of handbag shortages and the predominant cause has been theft. The iconic handbags we carry have been a target of grab and run type thefts. Utilizing CIS's tethers has been the number one reason we have realized shortage improvement in handbags."
~ Chad McIntosh - VP of AP & Risk Mgmt. - Bloomingdale's

A brief history of shoplifting rings - Makes Yahoo Main Page
Retail stores these days are looking a little paranoid. There are cameras and mirrors everywhere, employees counting your items, sensors the size of your head attached to clothing, and security guards making you feel like maybe you should apologize for entering the place. But a recent video of three women scooping up nearly $10,000 worth of clothing from Lululemon might give you a clue as to how all that surveillance can be useful.

These legging bandits are just the latest in a decades-long history of big-time shoplifting. Perhaps in a nod to the fact that many assume shoplifting is the domain of rebellious teenagers, the industry now uses the term "organized retail crime." Law enforcement first started noticing this as a serious problem back in the '90s, as this Washington Post article from 1995 indicates. The National Retail Federation estimates that this kind of theft costs retailers $30 billion a year. Here are some of the biggest and boldest shoplifting rings in recent history:

Florida Family Drugstore
In 2008, police in Lakeland, Fla., busted two women for stealing $4,500 worth of Oil of Olay products from a Publix supermarket. That eventually led to the discovery of a ring of 13 people (all related to each other in some way) that had stolen $100 million worth of drugstore items that they resold on eBay. "We buy overstock, discontinued and shelf pull items by the case or pallet," said their seller's profile, according to the Ledger.

Victoria's Secret Discovered
Pursuing what Michigan police initially thought was a meth-producing operation eventually led them to a well-organized warehouse packed with merchandise from drugstores and $3 million worth of Victoria's Secret items in 2014. The thieves, including a mother-daughter team, would wear clothing modified with compartments that allowed them to stash their goods and get away with stealing up to $15,000 per person, per day.

Abercrombie and Fitch
In 2017, feds indicted 22 people in connection with a theft ring that reportedly stole around $20 million worth of goods from mall clothing retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria's Secret, and Guess. Thieves would use "booster bags," which are lined with material that blocks security sensors, to steal from stores across the country. The ring had allegedly been operating since 2005 and was reselling the merchandise in stores in Tijuana, Mexico.

Geek Squad Foiled
In 2017, New York investigators took down a ring that was using high-tech methods to steal $12 million worth of electronics from stores like Best Buy, Home Depot, and Staples on Long Island. The thieves wore special vests, had devices that disarmed security alarms, and listened to store security personnel with short-wave radios. After they pulled a job, their boss would sell the goods on eBay and Amazon. Makes you wonder about those great deals you find online.

None of these crimes justify the kind of racial profiling many have reported experiencing in retail stores. People of all races have been pulling off these huge crimes. yahoo.com

Apple Store robberies: How thieves are getting away in broad daylight
Apple's signature open store design may score points for trendiness, but it's also made the locations easy targets for robberies. 

On Monday, an Apple Store in Costa Mesa, California was robbed by a group of five people who snatched $29,000 worth of merchandise from display tables. Earlier this month, thieves stole over $27,000 in phones and computers in Fresno, California, and more than $19,000 worth of iPhones from the store in Huntington Station, New York. 

The display tables in Apple's stores enable customers to test out its products. But they also make it easy for ill-intentioned people to grab devices and make a quick escape. The company's pricey products are particularly enticing to crooks. Last month, thieves stole over $100,000 worth of Apple products at Best Buy by breaking into the roof. More than 300 iPhone X devices, worth over $370,000, were taken from a UPS truck in November.

Footage of Apple Store robberies highlight just how quickly thieves are able to get in and out with thousands of dollars in merchandise. They usually involve groups of men in hoodies who quickly grab an armful of products. cnet.com

Read Amazon's full response to the ACLU report about its facial recognition software misidentifying members of Congress as previously arrested
Amazon is under fire after the American Civil Liberties Union performed an experiment using Amazon's facial recognition software. The ACLU found that it incorrectly identified 28 members of Congress as different people who had previously been arrested.

When we reached out to Amazon for its response to a Thursday report from the ACLU about its Rekognition software, a spokesperson provided a statement saying that its software is designed to be used in conjunction with humans, and that the ACLU used the wrong settings for its study.

"We have seen customers use the image and video analysis capabilities of Amazon Rekognition in ways that materially benefit both society (e.g. preventing human trafficking, inhibiting child exploitation, reuniting missing children with their families, and building educational apps for children), and organizations (enhancing security through multi-factor authentication, finding images more easily, or preventing package theft). We remain excited about how image and video analysis can be a driver for good in the world, including in the public sector and law enforcement."

"With regard to this recent test of Amazon Rekognition by the ACLU, we think that the results could probably be improved by following best practices around setting the confidence thresholds (this is the percentage likelihood that Rekognition found a match) used in the test. While 80% confidence is an acceptable threshold for photos of hot dogs, chairs, animals, or other social media use cases, it wouldn't be appropriate for identifying individuals with a reasonable level of certainty. When using facial recognition for law enforcement activities, we guide customers to set a threshold of at least 95% or higher."

"Finally, it is worth noting that in real world scenarios, Amazon Rekognition is almost exclusively used to help narrow the field and allow humans to expeditiously review and consider options using their judgement (and not to make fully autonomous decisions), where it can help find lost children, restrict human trafficking, or prevent crimes." businessinsider.com

Gang Databases Are the Latest Controversial Policing Tool
Police say systems help prevent violence; critics claim they lack oversight and unfairly target minorities.

Politicians and advocates in major cities are scrutinizing police departments for the way they label and track suspected gang members, saying the methods lack oversight and unfairly expose minorities to the criminal justice system.

Police departments in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago use databases that include thousands of people, mostly minorities, some of whom haven't been arrested for a crime.

Police say the databases are used to gather information which can prevent acts of violence. Detectives in New York City, for instance, will search the database for alleged gang members when investigating a crime with possible gang connections. Police can then review social media postings for mentions of the crime, which might turn up new witnesses and other leads.

But critics say individuals are too often added to databases based on ambiguous criteria, such as the appearance of certain apparel in a social-media post. wsj.com

Lawsuit filed against Cabela's by family of Wilmington woman killed with straw purchase gun
The family of a 19-year-old mother killed in a 2016 drive-by shooting in Wilmington is suing Cabela's, where the weapon was bought in a straw purchase.

The lawsuit, filed by the family of Keshall "KeKe" Anderson, alleges Cabela's negligence caused her death when they sold a gun to a woman who then turned it over to her boyfriend who was legally barred from buying a firearm. Cabela's, nor its parent company, Bass Pro Group, could be immediately reached for comment Wednesday.

"Federally licensed firearm dealers such as Cabela's are well aware that straw purchases are one of the main ways that guns end up in the hands of felons and dangerous individuals and that a straw purchase is a violation of state and federal law," lawyers representing the family said in a statement. delawareonline.com

Stores can Save Millions, Break Through Retail Chaos By Simplifying Store Execution and Compliance - Study
New Research Identifies Complexity and Poor Communication Damage Retailer and Brand's Bottom Lines

Retailers can increase sales by an average of 3.7 percent per store through strong compliance initiatives revealed a research study commissioned by Foko Retail, in partnership with Retail Info Systems, released today. This translates to millions of dollars in savings for many companies.

"Complex store communications is killing the retail bottom line," said Marc Gingras, founder and CEO of Foko Retail. "The issue many retailers face is poor management of complicated systems, which breeds inefficiency. The study results also show that the gap between HQ's plans and how the stores actually deliver them is widening. By contrast, excellent store execution rewards retailers by helping them achieve financial goals, reduce costs and win against competitors."

Typical issues creating complexity include stockout replenishment, compliance with HQ goals, and promotions and merchandising resets. In addition, inefficiencies that hinder store performance include heavier associate workload, lack of clear guidelines and directions, and insufficient training and visual merchandising tools. prnewswire.com

Retailers throw 'hiring parties' to reach staffing goals
Taco Bell is holding "hiring parties" featuring free food and games to help support its goal of hiring 100,000 new employees by 2022.

Most retailers hold humdrum hiring events for new stores that often feature first-come, first-serve, one-on-one interviews. But some companies have gotten more creative.

Dutch Bros, a drive-through coffee chain with over 300 stores in the western states, occasionally hosts hiring parties featuring music and games while applicants wait to be interviewed.

"With the recent closures of Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us, we saw an opportunity to turn a challenging situation into something positive for the retail brand's talented employees," said Rhonda Merchant, director of talent acquisition at Main Event Entertainment. retailwire.com

Pawn Shop Crack Down in Vermont - Addiction Fueled Robberies
NORTHFIELD, Vt. It's happening more and more to people across the state -- expensive jewelry stolen right out of their homes, and police say drug addiction is playing a big part in the uptick in these crimes.

In 2015, the state Legislature passed a bill to prevent thrift stores from buying and selling stolen jewelry and coins, but police say it's still not stopping it from happening. Now, authorities are cracking down. Arresting owners of three thrift shops for selling stolen jewelry. wcax.com

FBI Turns 110
The Shared Vision That Started It All

On July 26, 1908, a "force of special agents" was created to conduct investigations for the Department of Justice. It marked the official beginning of what would formally become the Federal Bureau of Investigation-the FBI-27 years later on July 1, 1935.

The story of how this investigative force came into being 11 decades ago is really the tale of an experiment undertaken by two principled leaders-Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Bonaparte-who shared a vision for fighting corruption, improving government, and strengthening the rule of law.

The pair came to know and respect each other through a common passion for reforming the nation's civil service-including ending the deeply entrenched spoils system that dished out federal jobs to political supporters instead of to more qualified applicants. fbi.gov

Toys R Us Aftermath: Mattel slashes 2,200 jobs

Walmart to transport shoppers in self-driving cars pilot

UNFI To Acquire Supervalu For $2.9 Billion

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GNC Q2 U.S. co. owned comp's down 0.4%, U.S. franchise comp's down 4%, sales down 4.9%

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LPRC Impact 2018 - Science. Practice. Results.

IMPACT is a two-day program designed to help participants better understand how they can use research approaches to help reduce crime and loss, and increase sales. Each session is designed to provide value, education and participation.

The LPRC has developed the IMPACT Conference to help retailers and their solutions partners better employ research tools to assess the real-world impact their LP efforts have on sales, crime, and loss levels. This year's theme is Science. Practice. Results. Our aim for this year's conference is to deliver practical research, rooted in rigorous scientific research methods, to help your team succeed. We believe that a community centered around a scientific approach combined with academic insight will result in an enterprise selling more and losing less.

View the full research agenda. Register here for LPRC Impact 2018.

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RLPSA Annual Conference 2018 - Agenda


8:00am  Golf Tournament

Noon - 6:00pm  Registration Open

Noon - 4:00pm  Exhibit Move In

2:00pm - 3:30pm  RLPSA Board Meeting

4:45pm - 6:00pm  First-Timers & Welcome Reception


8:00am - 8:30am  Welcome Remarks

8:30am - 9:45am  "Managing a Crisis in Real Time...AKA, the Story of My Life"
Ed G. Hochuli - NFL Referee & Hospitality Lawyer

10:15am - 11:30am  "Cyber security and How to Mitigate the Insider Threat"
- Paul R. Johnson - Chief of Global Security Papa Johns


12:30pm - 2:00pm  Exhibits

2:00pm - 3:00pm  Members Only Meeting

3:15pm - 4:15pm  Safety Breakout: Cameras from a Risk Management Perspective
- Shaun Jackson - El Pollo Loco, Inc.

3:15pm - 4:15pm  Risk Breakout: "Continuity Track" - Earth, Wind and Fire!
- Jason Trahan, SVP - Marsh Forensic Accounting & Claims
- Julie Price, ARM - Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

3:15pm - 4:15pm Loss Prevention Breakout: "e-Comm Fraud in the Restaurant Industry"
- Ryan Berkey, Manager of Safety, Security & Strategic Loss Prevention Initiatives - Domino's
- Patrick Finnigan, Senior Manager, Loss Prevention - Dunkin' Brands
- Wendy Hans, Director of Fraud and Loss Control - AMC Theatres

3:15pm - 4:15pm Travel /Non-traditional Food Service Work Group: "Sharing Your Communication & Security Infrastructure A Best Practices Discussion"
- Stephen South, Director of Loss Prevention - HMSHost

4:30pm - 6:00pm  Exhibits/Reception


8:30am - 9:00am  Welcome Remarks

9:00am - 10:15am  "The RATING Game"
Kevin McMenimen, LPC, Chief Operating Officer - LPM Media Group

10:30am - 11:30am  Safety Breakout: "Food Fraud Prevention" How to Start and How Much is Enough
- Dr. John Spink, Director of the Food Fraud Initiative - Michigan State University

10:30am - 11:30am Risk Breakout: "Lessons Learned"
- Kurt Leisure, Vice President, Risk Services - The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

10:30pm - 11:30am Loss Prevention Breakout: "He Said, She Said: How to investigate sexual harassment"
- Dave Thompson, CFI, Vice President of Operations - Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates

12:30pm - 2:00pm  Exhibits

2:00pm - 3:15pm  Exhibit Move Out

2:15pm - 3:15pm  Risk Breakout: "Risk Management: Building a Defensible Claim with the Help of Employees"
- Jennifer Willis Arledge, Attorney At Law - Wilson Elser Moskowitz

2:15pm - 3:15pm Loss Prevention Breakout: "Beating the Scammers Tricks"
- Bill Ball, Regional Security Manager - McDonald's Corporation
- Bret Kirby, Assistant Special Agent in Charge - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

2:15pm - 3:15pm  Franchisee Focus Breakout: Topic TBD

2:15pm - 3:15pm Safety Breakout: "Managing the Invited and Uninvited Guests"
- Chris White, Managing Partner - Lewis Brisbois

3:30pm - 4:30pm "GAME On: A Championship Vision"
Emmitt Smith - NFL Hall of Famer

4:45pm - 5:15pm  Emmitt Smith Private Meet & Greet with sponsoring Solution Providers

4:45pm - 5:45pm  Exhibitor & Attendee Cocktail Networking Reception at Reunion Tower

6:00pm - 6:15pm  Annual Charity Raffle

7:00pm - 11:00pm  ELEVATE your GAME at Reunion Tower RLPSA's Signature Tuesday Evening Event


8:30am - 9:00am  Welcome Remarks

9:00am - 10:00am  "LP, Risk, and Safety: The Challenges of Restaurant Delivery Affect Us All...Now What?" A Panel Discussion
- Kevin Shaw, Director, Workforce Practices and Corporate Security - Darden
- Cheryl Dick, Senior Director - Chick-fil-A

10:15am - 11:30am
Aslam Khan, CEO - TGI Friday's


11:30am - Noon, Closing Remarks

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C-suite is a weak link when it comes to email-based attacks
Phishing and impersonation attacks are up, and the C-suite is the weak link in email-borne attacks.

Organizations can't get around using email, and 90 percent of organizations have seen phishing attacks rise or stay the same over the last year. While humans have long proven to be the weakest link in an organization's security chain, C-suite and C-level executives are some of the least cyber-aware individuals in an organization.

Close to 40 percent of respondents said their organization's CEO was the "weak link" in their cybersecurity operations, according to the State of Email Security 2018 report (pdf); it's based on a survey by Mimecast Limited and Vanson Bourne of 800 IT decision makers. Nearly 40 percent of those IT decision makers reported that their CEO "undervalues the role of email security."

Of those surveyed, 31 percent said C-level employees were likely to accidentally send sensitive data to the wrong person, compared to 22 percent of general employees. Further, 20 percent claimed that a member of the C-suite sent sensitive data in response to a phishing attack, and 49 percent claimed their management and finance teams aren't knowledgeable enough to identify and stop an impersonation attack.

Fifty percent of respondents said the volume of phishing attacks went up over the last year, while 40 percent saw a rise in the volume of impersonation attacks. csoonline.com

30% of what 60% of all occupations do could be automated today
C-suite needs to contemplate a broader spectrum of issues than technology alone.

Today's organizations are upping their competitive game using various forms of machine intelligence. From chatbots and virtual assistants to robotics processing automation (RPA) and deep learning, businesses and entire industries are transforming the way they operate, although the results are mixed. Proceeding responsibly requires members of the C-suite to consider the potential opportunities, challenges and risks, including the impacts on people and processes.

For example, McKinsey Global Institute recently analyzed more than 2,000 work activities across 800 occupations. It concluded that 30% of what 60% of all occupations do could be automated today. Apparently, 5% of occupations could be automated entirely.

One of the biggest impacts AI and intelligent automation have on the C-suite is the expanded scope of responsibility: Executives are no longer responsible for only people; they're responsible for people and intelligent machines. informationweek.com

Technology Roles Are Fastest-Growing Jobs in Retail
The composition of the retail workforce is changing in line with the transformative shift from brick-and-mortar stores to e-commerce operations, according to LinkedIn data.

A recent global analysis of LinkedIn user profiles found that "software developer" is the fastest-growing job in retail, while the traditional sales-associate role appears to be in decline. The number of people identifying as retail salespeople on their LinkedIn profiles has fallen 41 percent from 2013 to 2017.

Retail technology jobs have grown from 7 percent to 9 percent in that time, with software developer moving to third-most-held retail occupation in 2017. Salesperson is still the top job in retail, dropping from 33 percent in 2013 to 29 percent in 2017, followed by operations (13 percent in 2017). shrm.org

Insider threats again named as biggest threat to businesses
Despite the fact that insider threats are seen as one of the greatest security threats to businesses, over the last two years the number of administrative privileges granted on employee devices has increased significantly. The proportion of employees who have been given local administrative privileges to install new software and change configuration settings on their endpoint devices at work has increased from 62% in 2016 to 87% in 2018. itportal.com

How to conduct a proper GDPR audit: 4 key steps

Symantec Debuts the Cyber Security Brief Podcast

Flaw let researchers snoop on Swann smart security cameras



LPRC: Now & Next

Improving Execution Now
Preparing for What Comes Next

Read Hayes, PhD, Director of LPRC
Mike Giblin, Sr. Research Scientist, LPRC
Fred Becker, Dir. of AP, Bloomingdale's



As LP/AP's academic "Think Tank", the Loss Prevention Research Council studies virtually every aspect of Loss Prevention. From strategy, analytics, manpower, and technology, to the various forms of loss, theft, fraud, robbery, as well as store and parking lot violence and deaths, the LPRC delivers actionable information that drives results.

As our retail world continues to present evolving violent, data, brand and property crime risks, learn how the LPRC is helping retailers tackle these issues, improve execution now and prepare for what's coming next.

Learn more about the LPRC in our 'LPNN in Gainesville' series of interviews filmed at the LPRC's 2017 Impact Conference.

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How HBC and Saks Mitigate Threats

Pat McEvoy, Sr. Director of Asset Protection Administration, Hudson's Bay Company, and Bryan Granata, Managing Director of Asset Protection, Saks Fifth Avenue, explain how situational awareness can help in both rare occurrences like active shooter threats and common events like distracted walking caused by smartphones.




Prime Day is a prime shopping day for Amazon and other retailers
More shoppers bought on Amazon Prime Day this year compared with last year, with
28% of consumers saying they made a purchase this year, up from 25% last year, according to an Internet Retailer exclusive survey with Toluna of 1,006 consumers conducted online July 18-19.

Plus, 42% of those Amazon Prime Day shoppers spent more than they did last year. Of the 281 consumers that purchased on Amazon for Prime Day 2018, more than 41% of them spent more than $100. Electronics and apparel were the most popular product categories for purchases.

Even though Prime Day is Amazon's sales event, 37% of consumer browsed on e-commerce sites other than Amazon.com during Prime Day, and 51% of those shoppers bought on another retailer's website. digitalcommerce360.com

Alibaba: New Retail model goes beyond e-commerce
No distinction between online/offline shopping

Alibaba has a vision for the future of retail where there is no distinction between online and offline shopping, and the customer experience is enhanced by augmented reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition.

To facilitate its vision, Alibaba is pioneering its 'New Retail' model and striving to go beyond e-commerce, instead building an
ecosystem of digital services that can be tapped into by consumers, sellers, service providers and content providers.

"With New Retail, our goal is to allow businesses to succeed in the digital era. This means helping traditional retailers to restructure and enhance the way they operate, which can touch everything from customer experience, to inventory management, and retail spaces," O'Loghlen explained. cmo.com.au

Twitter's bot purge is good news for retail marketers
When Twitter detects sudden changes in behavior, such as spam-like tweeting patterns or sharing misleading web links, it contacts the owner to confirm control of the account. If the owner doesn't respond and reset their password, Twitter locks the account and removes the profile.

This is good news for online retailers, both for their own brands and when those brands look for social influencers, says Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CEO of social media marketing platform Socialbakers.

If a retailer has had a reduction in bot followers, it will likely make their performance data more reliable, as more interactions with their content will be genuine, Ben-Itzhak says. digitalcommerce360.com

Video Is Fraudsters' Favorite Ad Format
Scammers flow to where the money is

Like any ordinary business, fraudsters flow to where the money is. And because advertisers are putting more of their budgets into video, fraudsters are flocking to the platform, as demonstrated by a recent experiment by The Guardian. emarketer.com

Amazon expands Whole Foods delivery in New York, Florida

The RealReal set to expand its e-commerce and physical presence




Highland Township, MI: Organized Theft Ring steal $170,000 of stereos and GPS units in Car Dealership theft
A reward is being offered in connection with the theft of car radios from the Szott M-59 Dodge dealership in Highland Township. An employee of a nearby business called deputies around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30 when he noticed several vehicles had broken windows. According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Department, a total of 57 new vehicles had been broken into and 52 had their radios/GPS/touch screen system stolen. The value of the damage and stolen property combined is estimated at $170,000. The dealership's video surveillance did not show the break-in, which is believed to have occurred early Monday morning. According to dealership owner Thad Szott, a new video system is nearly complete. It has been "in the works for several months." spinalcolumnonline.com

Bonneville County, ID: 2 arrested after more than $24,000 in merchandise stolen from multiple Cabela's stores
Authorities said a traffic stop in Bonneville County on Tuesday led to the recovery of more than $24,000 in merchandise from three Cabela's stores. Robert L. Montgomery, of Buffalo, New York, and Janae R. Maxey, of Atlanta, Georgia, have each been charged with felony burglary, felony grand theft, felony possession of stolen property and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). They have been booked into the Bonneville County jail. According to the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, a deputy made a traffic stop on Montgomery and Maxey's vehicle in the Love's Travel Stop. When additional deputies arrived on scene, they discovered that Maxey and Montgomery, and their rental vehicle, matched the description of the suspects in a string of burglaries at three Cabela's stores - including in Ammon, Farmington, Utah, and Lehi, Utah. At each store, thousands of dollars of merchandise were stolen, and authorities said a large amount of it was located in Maxey and Montgomery's vehicle. idahostatejournal.com

Altoona, PA: Best Buy Loss Prevention breaks $14,000 case; merchandise seized from Multiple retailers
Police were called out to Best Buy just before 10:00 Tuesday night for a reported theft. Employees were able to describe the suspects vehicle. Officers found the car, and pulled it over and searched the vehicle. They found several items worth more than $14,000 combined stolen from different stores. They also found marijuana packaged to sell in large sums. The suspects allegedly are from the Republic of Chile and they told the officers they will send the items to Chile to be sold. "It is a little unusual to have international crime here in Blair County. but fortunately we had a very quick response," Logan Township Police Chief David Reese said. "Not only from Logan Township Police, Allegheny Township Police, the Altoona Police Department and (Pennsylvania) State Police were very very helpful in assisting our members." The three men are facing several charges including retail theft. One suspect, Kenia Rojas, ran from the scene and is wanted for questioning. wearcentralpa.com

Third NY Man & Fraud Gang Member Sentenced 39 Months
Jason McDonald, 37, of Great Neck, N.Y., admitted to using a stolen identity and stolen Social Security number to apply for bank loans and retail store credit cards or lines of credit.

McDonald and a Central Falls man, Reynaldo Martinez, 25, used the credit to purchase tens of thousands of dollars worth of goods. Martinez pleaded guilty in November 2017 to four counts of aggravated identity theft, two counts of access fraud, and was sentenced in January to 48 months in federal prison. justice.gov

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Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Puyallup, WA: Caught on camera: Walmart employee attacked by suspect
A man at a Puyallup Walmart store assaulted an employee who asked to see a receipt as the man was leaving. Officers said the suspect pushed the Walmart greeter a few times before displaying a handgun and threatening to shoot the employee. The suspect then left in an older Jeep Cherokee. The assault was recorded in two angles by surveillance cameras. kiro7.com

McDonald's ex-employee used drive-thru window in Felony Burglary
Joshua Jermaine Doswell, 21, of West Palm Beach was being held on $60,000 bail, facing charges of grand theft between $300 and $5,000 and burglary with assault or battery. Doswell entered the McDonald's near PGA Boulevard and grabbed $401 in cash from a pouch inside the store's safe and also took $191 from a cash register. palmbeachpost.com

Colorado Springs, CO: Multiple teens arrested in connection with Burglary Ring
On Wednesday, July 24th, a combined operation involving multiple CSPD divisions resulted in the arrest of three teens identified as key players in the motor vehicle theft and burglary pattern occurring throughout Colorado Springs. According to CSPD, a stolen vehicle was recovered during the operation. A stolen handgun was also recovered in the possession of one of the juveniles. CSPD said several other teens were contacted and identified during the operation. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are pending, according to CSPD. koaa.com

Louisville, KY: Serial C-Store Robbery suspect arrested
Kenneth Lloyd Wordlow, 52, of Louisville, was taken into custody just after 9 a.m. July 24 on five counts of Robbery 1st degree. Detectives say Wordlow began his crime spree on April 22 with the robbery of the Circle K on Shepherdsville Road. Wordlow is also charged with robbing another Circle K location at 4700 Bardstown Rd. on 3 occasions - April 27, May 6 and July 7. The final robbery was committed on the day he was arrested. That one was at the Thornton's on Bardstown Road. wave3.com

Lawrence, KS: Watch as Armed Robber 'eats pavement' while fleeing liquor store
The Lawrence Police Department, which has become known for using humor to fight crime, has turned to Twitter again to help solve a liquor store robbery. In a tweet Monday, Lawrence police released surveillance video of the armed robbery and asked their followers to watch carefully - especially when the robber tumbles to the sidewalk while running away. kansascity.com

Hudson Jewelers in Edwardsville, IL reported a Burglary on 1/6; Police have release surveillance tape

James Avery Jewelers in The Quarry, San Antonio, TX reported a Theft on 7/24, items valued at $725.28

Jared the Galleria of Jewelry in the Woodmen Commons, Colorado Springs, CO reported a Grab & Run on 7/24, item valued at $1,999

Kay Jewelers in the Northgate Mall, Seattle, WA reported a Grab & Run on 7/25, item valued at $1,699

Kay Jewelers in the Circle Centre, Indianapolis, IN reported a Grab & Run on 7/25, item valued at $3,399

Piercing Pagoda in The Boulevard Mall, Las Vegas, NV reported a Grab & Run on 7/22, items valued at $3,639

Zales in the Park Plaza, Little Rock, AR reported a Grab & Run on 7/24, item valued at $999

Zales in the Belmar Town Square, Lakewood, CO reported a Grab & Run on 7/24, item valued at $4,799


Credit Card Fraud

Newark, NJ: Fat Joe's Ex Sneaker Business Partner Going To Jail
For Credit Card Fraud

Scott Spina caught a three-year sentence for defrauding customers and stealing their credit card information. From the looks of things, Spina, 21, was getting busy with other people's credit cards during the opening of sneaker boutique Up NYC. hiphopwired.com

Jacksonville, FL: Identity theft victim left with more than $4,000 cellphone bill

Skimming Thefts

Jackson, TN: Romanian skimming crew busted with 200 credit cards, $70K in cash
Police arrested three people accused of identity theft. Investigators said they found the group at a Jackson motel with more than $70,000 in cash. Police said they found the trio Sunday at the Red Roof Inn on North Highland Avenue. Investigators said they found more than 200 credit cards, credit card skimming devices, ATM parts and components, a credit card encoder, a laptop and $70,924 in cash inside their motel room, according to court documents. wbbjtv.com

Mobile, AL: Sheriff's Office says skimming operation crosses state lines; 21 incidents since Monday


Los Angeles, CA: LAPD seizes fake Adidas merchandise worth more than $200K in Santee Alley
Los Angeles police seized fake Adidas clothing estimated to have a street value worth more than $200,000 during a raid at a Santee Alley store, officials announced Tuesday. The Los Angeles Police Department served warrants on three distributors and arrested two people as part of the bust. Among the products seized were fake soccer jerseys, which saw a boom in counterfeits possibly due to the FIFA World Cup tournament. Officials from Adidas flew to Los Angeles to monitor the crackdown. abc7.com

Arson  & Fire

Kent, WA: Massive fire at a Pawn Shop could be Arson
At 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, crews were first called to a car fire near Central Avenue and Meeker Street. They arrived to find three vehicles burning next to a pawn shop in a strip mall, which had caught fire on an exterior wall and its eves. kiro7.com


Sentencings & Charges

Update: Huber Heights, OH: 2 more Teens charged as Adults in AT&T Robbery
Danell Robinson, 16, was indicted today on two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of kidnapping, all with three-year firearm specifications, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report. He was 15 and the youngest of the six juveniles and one adult accused in the Feb. 1 robbery. Police said the group of armed robbers, wearing masks and hats, threatened employees and a customer with death. All 7 were in custody after a short manhunt: they didn't know that the area was swarming with law enforcement officers training nearby. daytondailynews.com

Jefferson City, MO: Federal charges filed in Walgreens Armed Robbery
Federal authorities have charged three men from Indianapolis in connection with the early Wednesday morning robbery of the Walgreens Drug Store, 2002 Missouri Blvd. Two of the men were in custody as of Wednesday evening. They were identified as Jerome King and Daijahm Reed, both 19. Also charged was Raymond Craig. He was identified as a suspect after Police found the identification card he dropped. Reed, Craig and the unidentified suspect entered the store, wearing surgical masks and rubber gloves. They pointed a handgun at the cashier, tied the cashier's hands behind his back and forced him back to the pharmacy. They then jumped over the counter and ordered the pharmacist to give them prescription drugs. The three then fled the store and ran to a vehicle waiting behind the business. Walgreens personnel estimated the value of the drugs at more than $9,200. newstribune.com

Norfolk, VA: Man Indicted for Armed Robbery of Firearms Dealer


Arcade - Jacksonville, FL - Armed Robbery
BP - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery
Boost Mobile - Houston, TX - Robbery/ Assault
C-Store - Honolulu, HI - Robbery/ Assault-clerk bit
Family Dollar - Lillian, SL - Robbery
Family Dollar - West Portsmouth, OH - Robbery
Gas Station - Mt Pleasant, WI - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Jacksonville, FL - Armed Robbery/ Clerk wounded
Grocery - Meriden, CT - Armed Robbery
Jewelry Store - Edwardsville, IL - Burglary
Liquor Store - Fulton County, GA - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - St Johns County, FL - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Greensburg, PA - Burglary
McDonald's - Palm Beach Gardens, FL - Burglary
Pawn Shop - Winslow, AZ - Armed Burglary/ Suspect shot by Police
Pharmacy - Stafford County, VA - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Spotsylvania County, VA - Armed Robbery
Pizza Delivery - New Haven, CT - Robbery/ Assault
Von's (Banks inside) - San Diego, CA- Robbery
Wild Woman Wellness - Yukon, OK - Burglary
7-Eleven - Sterling, VA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
17 robberies
4 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings








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