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James Slessor named Chief Operating Officer for EasyPark

EasyPark has a service history of over 70 years in parking management and excellence within the City of Vancouver. EasyPark's operations have grown to encompass more than 125 parking facilities in over 60 diverse client accounts.

Previously, James was the Vice President of Loss Prevention for Indigo for over 16 years. He's also held Director of Loss Prevention roles for both Club Monaco and Toys R Us. He was also a Regional LP Manager for T. Eaton Company Ltd. Congratulations James!

Carlos Perez named Vice President of Business Development
for Allied Universal

Previously, Carlos was the Vice President of Marketing for US Security Associates for over two years, until it was acquired by Allied Universal last year. Carlos has held a variety of roles for solution providers including Vice President of Global Marketing for Checkpoint Systems, Director of Global Marketing for Alpha (which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems), Director of Sales and Marketing for Transitions Optical and Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Sensormatic. Carlos earned his Bachelors of Business Management from Clemson University. Congratulations Carlos!
Martin Hengst, CFI promoted to Senior Director - Loss Prevention/Asset Protection for Giorgio Armani
Previously, Martin was the Regional Director of Loss Prevention/Asset Protection for the retailer for over 14 years. Prior, Martin was a Regional VP of Sales for Universal Surveillance Systems and LP District Manager for Ross Stores. Congratulations Martin!

Jim Cosseboom promoted to Director of Asset Protection
for Retail Business Services

Previously, Jim was the Senior Manager of Investigations and Corporate Asset Protection for over six years before being promoted to this role. Prior, he held a variety of asset protection and compliance roles for Stop & Shop during his 17 years there, including Manager of Divisional Compliance, Senior Manager AP and Investigations, Divisional AP Manager and LP Field Manager. Congratulations Jim!
John Weisert named Director of Risk Management
for BJ's Wholesale Club

Previously, John was the Director of Risk Management for James Avery Artisan Jewelry before taking this new role. He also held loss prevention and risk management roles with Pier 1 as Director of LP and Senior Manager of Risk Management and Target as Regional Risk Manager. Congratulations John!

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Johnson Controls enriches mission-critical functionality with victor & VideoEdge 5.4
Johnson Controls announces the release of the newest version of Tyco victor video management and VideoEdge NVR systems designed to provide users with mission-critical, enterprise-level solutions, while also furthering the solution's cyber position and evolving the unification between victor/VideoEdge and Tyco Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform.

The release of version 5.4 offers dynamic features to flexibly support hundreds of cameras, empower facial biometrics, provide video media encryption, and improve management and organization of live and recorded video, including in C-CURE Unified environments. tycosecurityproducts.com

Why Sensitivity Training is De Rigueur for Today's Security Professionals
Should sensitivity training be required for today's security professionals? On many occasions, security professionals work with the widest cross section of humanity, ranging from people who have mental health issues or drug and alcohol addictions to people who have physical disabilities. The challenge for security professionals includes an understanding and sensitivity to the cultural differences that are woven into our pluralistic, multicultural society.

Security professionals need to have an understanding of the types of prejudice that may exist due to people's different ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation and physical and mental disabilities. When undergoing sensitivity training, security professionals need to be aware of their own biases in order to prevent them from affecting the way they interact with the public. Training helps them understand the ways that misinterpretation and miscommunications can take place between people with divergent backgrounds.

A well-trained security professional deals effectively with all community members and works with them to create a safe and orderly society. In addition to providing protection, today's security professionals are expected to wear many hats ranging from acting as a helpful guide to assisting people in need. These hard-working, highly trained men and women are our country's first responders who have a wide range of skills - from the sensitivity to deal with lost children to the ability to respond to and effectively address criminal activity. Security professionals are sometimes put in high-risk situations as they confront and detain criminals engaged in theft, trespassing, gang activity and every other manner of unlawful behavior that may occur. securitymagazine.com

Minn. Congressional candidate trying to oust Ilhan Omar charged with felony theft
A Minnesota congressional candidate aiming to oust Ilhan Omar from office was charged with a felony for allegedly shoplifting from a Target and a grocery store in the Minneapolis suburbs.

Danielle Stella, a 31-year-old supporter of President Donald Trump, was arrested twice this year, according to a report from The Guardian.

On January 8 Stella allegedly stole 279 items worth $2,327.97 from a Target in the town of Edina. She reportedly scanned a few low-cost items and walked out with the rest, and was arrested after security personnel notified police.

Stella said she did not remember the incident due to post-traumatic stress disorder. She has said she was a victim of a violent assault in 2008, and was in the past charged with stealing under a previous surname, the report said. She faces up to five years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine. She denied the charges. timesofisrael.com

L Brands taps law firm to review company's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
Victoria's Secret owner, L Brands, has hired outside counsel to review the company's relationship with accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, a company spokesperson said on Thursday.

Epstein was arrested earlier this month on an indictment filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, which charged him with trafficking dozens of underage girls. The financier had prior close ties with L Brands founder and Chairman Les Wexner, which included a $46 million donation to Wexner's nonprofit foundation and living in a New York townhouse once owned by Wexner. cnbc.com

Federal Government to Resume Capital Punishment After Nearly Two Decade Lapse
Attorney General William P. Barr has directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to adopt a proposed Addendum to the Federal Execution Protocol-clearing the way for the federal government to resume capital punishment after a nearly two decade lapse, and bringing justice to victims of the most horrific crimes. The Attorney General has further directed the Acting Director of the BOP, Hugh Hurwitz, to schedule the executions of five death-row inmates convicted of murdering, and in some cases torturing and raping, the most vulnerable in our society-children and the elderly. justice.gov

St. Peters, MO: Home Depot employee killed while transporting drywall in store
The 60-year-old was using a forklift to transport the drywall in the store in St. Peters on Tuesday just after 12:15 a.m. when multiple sheets fell and struck him on the head, St. Peters Public Information Officer Melissa Doss said in a statement. Home Depot said in a statement to ABC News that they are "deeply saddened by this tragic accident." "We immediately contacted the proper authorities, including OSHA, and are cooperating with their investigation," the statement read. kmbc.com

Oakland, CA: Home Depot Execs Visit Oakland About Homeless Camps Near Stores
Executives from The Home Depot were in Oakland Thursday to meet with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf about two homeless camps that sit close to two of their stores. The Atlanta-based company says it's not leaving Oakland, but it wants change. Schaaf and City Councilman Noel Gallo met with a team of execs and attorneys from the home improvement giant. Gallo says he's against one proposal: forcing dozens of homeless families to pack up their stuff and move just a block away.

Schaaf says Home Depot is a valued partner in the community, and she appreciates Home Depot's patience. The company is still paying Oakland police officers overtime to secure their East Oakland store. nbcbayarea.com

Poll Reveals Americans' Lack of Preparedness for Natural Disasters
Research from Healthcare Ready has found that most Americans (54%) are aware they or their family could be impacted by a disaster in the next five years, yet more than half (51%) do not have an emergency plan in place.

Identification of a natural disaster (37%) as the type of disaster they're most concerned will affect their community exceeds worry about terrorist attacks (16%), commonly occurring disease outbreaks (7%) or cyber-attacks (5%), among others.

"In the past two years, we've experienced unprecedented disasters, including wildfires, floods and hurricanes, which severely impacted communities across the country," said Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D., executive director of Healthcare Ready. "As the harsh realities of disaster become clearer and more frequent than ever before, we must use these learnings to pinpoint the most pressing needs within our communities ahead of time." securitymagazine.com

2020 Salary Budget Average Increase Forecast Is Just Above 3%
Salary-increase budgets for U.S. employers are projected to grow next year by just 0.1 percent above the actual average budget increase for 2019, confirming that wage growth isn't accelerating much despite record-low unemployment.

U.S. salary budgets are projected to rise by an average (mean) of 3.3 percent in 2020, up from an actual year-over-year increase of 3.2 percent for 2019 and 3.1 percent in 2018, according to the WorldatWork 2019-2020 Salary Budget Survey: Top-Level Results, released in July. shrm.org

2019 Annual European Salary Survey Shows Higher Pay for Cyber Skills
​​​In partnership with ASIS International, the SSR Personnel & Executive Profiles 2019 annual European salary survey was released earlier this month. According to the survey, "44 percent of respondents increased their salary through annual review, 20 percent by changing their jobs, 18 percent through increased responsibility, and 7.9 percent through formal job revaluation." 67 percent had some form of regional responsibility, and in an increase from 2018, 72 percent were members of a professional association.

The 2018 SSR survey​ noted a gap between supply and demand for cyber specialists, and 2019 results indicate t​hat those taking on cyber roles are experiencing the most significant salary increases. The growing demand for cybersecurity personnel seems to run in parallel to economic impacts of cybercrime, with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development pred​i​cting that cybercrimes will cost the world 6 trillion euros (approximately $6.691 trillion USD) by 2021-surpassing the combined global trade of all major illegal drug cartels.

NRF publicly supports new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact
The National Retail Federation (NRF) is formally asking Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a letter signed by David French, senior VP, government relations of NRF, the retail trade association urges the House and Senate to ratify the USMCA. The agreement is designed to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was ratified in 1994 and eases the exchange of goods and services among the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

While the letter notes that the NRF and its members have supported NAFTA and other free trade agreements, it also cites limitations of NAFTA in areas such as digital trade. chainstoreage.com

CBD-Infused Foods Remain Caught in a Patchwork of State and Local Laws
State cannabidiol (CBD) laws are joining the likes of plastic bag and minimum wage bills as a patchwork of differing state and local laws flood the country. But what makes the issue of CBD drastically different, is whether a state or locality is willing to defy federal law.

While 33 states and the District of Columbia passed laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form, 11 states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington) adopted recreational-use laws. The difference among these 11 states and others is how they address CBD-infused food. fmi.org

"Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated": Satirical Comic Follows LP Protagonist
"Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated," an obvious play on the ubiquitous "shoplifters will be prosecuted" sign, debuts this October. It's being billed as a satirical take on consumerist society - think Judge Dredd if he worked for Amazon - complete with vivid violence and colorful language.

The largest retailer in the world requires the best-trained loss prevention staff, and Security Officer Nussbaum defends the company interests at any cost. Life, human rights, rational thought are all secondary concerns. But his world is upended when he finds a society living under the retail outlet - a culture that challenges his notions about consumerism and sense of self. Is he ready for the message?

"In this hyper-capitalist future, a job in loss prevention is the closest a man can get to judge, jury, and executioner," said writer Patrick Kindlon. "Nussbaum takes his position seriously, and when he finds an underground society living outside corporate oversight his only instinct is DESTROY!" multiversitycomics.com

DOJ announces agreement on $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint

Huawei cuts 600 jobs from its US research wing after being blacklisted

Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales Up 20% to $63.4 Billion

NYC: Amazon exploring WeWork space deal in old Lord & Taylor building

Seattle: Northgate Mall being redeveloped to accommodate NHL team

Quarterly Results
Starbucks Q3 comp's up 7%, net revenue up 8%
McDonald's Q2 comp's up 5.7%, revenue flat
Carter's Q2 comp's up 3.8%, sales up 5.3%


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Axis Retail Leadership Forum
Save the Date! August 12-15, 2019

8th annual user forum to be held at Microsoft HQ in Seattle, WA

Retail is a vast world of endless complexities including asset protection, the Internet of Things, software analytics, network security and other business functions. There exists a variety of intelligent solutions you can use to cover everything from loss prevention and asset protection to traffic counting and shelf space compliance. But to manage all of this - and more - it's critical you adopt a solution that works best for your entire team.

Please join us for 2 days of education and open discussion about advances in intelligent surveillance technology and all that you can do with it! This year we are lucky enough to bring loss prevention and IT retail leaders together at Microsoft HQ just outside Seattle.

The focus is on your needs, overcoming your challenges, and preparing you for the future. Take this valuable opportunity to network, share experiences, and learn the ins-and-outs of finding the right solution for you!

Click here to learn more





Symantec warns of rise in targeted ransomware attacks on businesses
Symantec has warned of significant growth in ransomware attacks targeting enterprises, as well as an increase in the number of groups believed to be behind the campaigns.

Although 2018 saw an overall decrease in the number of ransomware infections, attacks against businesses and other organisations grew significantly, Symantec warned in a white paper recently released.

The security vendor said that ransomware infections had dropped by a fifth, but attacks targeting organisations grew by 12 percent, with enterprises accounting for 81 percent of all ransomware infections in 2018. reseller.co.nz

Study indicates email attacks are having a major impact on businesses
Barracuda, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today released key findings from a report with the title 2019 Email Security Trends. Overall, the study indicates that while most IT professionals are more confident about their email security systems than they were a year ago, email attacks continue to have a significant impact on businesses. Highlights include:

  • 74% of respondents say email attacks are having a major impact on their businesses.

  • 78% of organizations say the cost of email breaches is increasing.

  • Spear phishing is widespread: 43% of organizations have been the victim of a spear-phishing attack in the past 12 months.

  • More than three-quarters of organizations say their employees aren't good at spotting suspicious emails.  finance.yahoo.com

Hibbett Sports gains competitive edge by engaging employees
Specialty athletic apparel retailer leverages business intelligence to improve frontline customer service. Operating 1,100 stores across 35 states, Birmingham, Alabama-based Hibbett Sports identified better employee engagement as the key to facilitating better customer interactions and attracting top-level retail employees. The retailer is deploying software from business intelligence (BI)-based supply chain platform Myagi to provide better training, communication, and product knowledge access to thousands of their retail employees. chainstoreage.com

Walgreens to implement voice-powered AI technology in stores
Walgreens is leveraging voice-based artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve the in-store experience for associates and customers. Walgreens is implementing Theatro's enterprise-wide, voice-powered AI solution at all of its 9,560 stores, with the first 1,000 locations deployed in 2019. Store associates can use their voice to interact with Theatro's AI-powered intelligent assistant to obtain information needed to deliver differentiated customer experiences. drugstorenews.com

Kroger bets on robo-warehouses to compete with Amazon, Walmart, other rivals
Kroger Co., the giant but aging supermarket chain, has unleashed a flurry of initiatives to ensure it won't get thumped in a post-Amazon-buying-Whole-Foods world: It is revamping locations, bought a meal-kit company, and sold off its convenience-store business. Its biggest gamble, though, is a partnership with British online grocer Ocado Group Plc. The two plan to build as many as 20 automated grocery warehouses in the U.S. to help Kroger turbocharge its e-commerce operation. bloomberg.com

The New Ways Your Boss Is Spying on You
It's not just email. Employers are mining the data their workers generate to figure out what they're up to, and with whom. There's almost nothing you can do about it.

Your employer may know a lot more about you than you think. The tone of your voice in a meeting. How often you're away from your desk. How quickly you respond to emails. Where you roam in the office. What's on your computer screen.

To be an employee of a large company in the U.S. now often means becoming a workforce data generator -- from the first email sent from bed in the morning to the Wi-Fi hotspot used during lunch to the new business contact added before going home. Employers are parsing those interactions to learn who is influential, which teams are most productive and who is a flight risk. wsj.com

Meet 'Chet.' His Employer Knows What Time He Woke Up Today.
Follow a day in the life of WSJ's fictional American office worker as his company tracks what he does, where he goes and whom he meets. wsj.com

NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Legislation Protecting New Yorkers Against Data Security Breaches

11th Circ. Trims $15M Atty Fees Award In Home Depot Breach

UPS forms a new subsidiary for drone delivery and seeks FAA approval to fly



Nedap leads the way in global standardisation
as GIT Security Award finalist

Nedap's Global Client Programme is in the final of this year's GIT Security Awards and was showcased using augmented reality at IFSEC 2019 (18-20 June, London). A project rollout system managed by Nedap, the Global Client Programme is a cost-effective, efficient framework for standardising security across all your buildings.

Experts choose Global Client Programme
A jury featuring industry association representatives, integrators and users put the Global Client Programme forward for GIT's Safety & Security Management, Services & Solutions award. Readers and users get the final say, though, and can vote at www.security-award.com until 23 August 2019.

Proven use by multinationals

Large, renowned companies are using the Global Client Programme to easily implement, maintain and update AEOS (the access control system by Nedap) across multiple international sites. It takes the stress of unifying global security away, with Nedap taking care of project management and local coordination centrally, supported by local installation and service partners.

It also gives the flexibility to scale and future-proof your access control, and ensures your system is locally compliant, secure by design and cyber secure in every location.

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UK Anti-fraud rules will cause chaos for online shoppers, retailers warn
'Strong Customer Authentication' could lead to failure in 1/3 of transactions

Online shoppers face chaos and confusion with the introduction of anti-fraud measures which may lead to one in three purchases failing, City watchdogs have been warned. The measures, due to be brought in by the EU from September, will require shoppers to relay passwords sent to their mobile phone or other devices for orders over a certain limit. It means those without a mobile phone or whose signal is poor may have to use card readers or have a message sent to a landline telephone to complete a transaction.

The rules, known as "strong customer authentication", will apply to single transactions of more than £27. In a letter to the Financial Conduct Authority, which is implementing the change, groups which represent shops warned: "Confusion will lead to abandoned purchases, decline of valid transactions and poor customer experiences." The letter added that three quarters of small online retailers do not have the correct software to allow so-called "two-step verification". telegraph.co.uk

How Instagram's new checkout will impact online retailers and advertisers
Instagram has long been a place for users to discover new brands through organic content and paid ads. Thanks to a new tool, users can now complete the entire customer journey without ever leaving the app. With the new checkout feature currently in beta testing with 23 brands (including Nike and Adidas), users can make purchases directly within Instagram.

The checkout feature removes obstacles to purchase that avid Instagrammers will find all too familiar: redirecting to a browser, creating a brand-specific website login, and entering payment info they have submitted countless times before on the same smartphone screen.

Checkout is still in beta testing, but it's going to have a huge impact on Instagram and its users. This new feature will freshen up the world of online retail by:

1. Removing pain points from the customer journey.
2. Facilitating the efforts of sellers.
3. Increasing ad conversion rates. digitalcommerce360.com

One-day shipping hurt Amazon's bottom line
In the first quarter since Amazon.com Inc. announced plans to transform its Prime loyalty program into a one-day free shipping offer, the retail giant's sales jumped nearly 20%.

The change drove consumers to buy more on Amazon. But it was also a "shock to the system" as Amazon, exceeded the $800 million it planned to spend on the change, said Brian Olsavsky, the retailer's chief financial officer, during a conference call with analysts.

Amazon's one-day shipping push did put a damper on the company's bottom line. After the retailer's profit more than doubled in the first quarter, its net income growth rose just 3.6% in the second quarter compared with the year ago period.  digitalcommerce360.com

Square Deploys a Robot to Fight Bad Online Product Photos

People Can No Longer Sell or Exchange Alcohol and Tobacco Products on Facebook and Instagram

How AI is Set to Make Online Shopping Even More Tempting


Matthews, NC: Authorities battle aggressive shoplifting tactics
Brazen shoplifters attacking anyone who gets in their way are becoming more common, authorities said. They load up shopping carts, taking whatever they want, and if someone tries to stop them, the thieves, in an effort to escape, sometimes use pepper spray so powerful it can run off a bear. It's a concern for anyone in the vicinity, Matthews police Officer Tim Aycock said. "Obviously, it can lead to a bad situation for everyone," Aycock said. "We don't want to see that." Shoplifters at a Best Buy injured employees who tried to stop them in June and July. Pineville police arrested Aauriel Moore this week. They said she loaded up a cart at the Burlington Coat Factory and punched a loss prevention officer who tried to stop her.

She is believed to be part of a group that uses bear spray during thefts from stores. In another incident, detectives in Rowan County said shoplifters used pepper spray for bears in a shoplifting job. The Matthews Police Department is working with stores and organizing shoplifting stings to try and stop some of the crimes. They will also analyze when the thefts are happening and will try to be prepared for them. wsoctv.com

Baltimore, MD: Woman sentenced to 5 years in connection with $100,000
retail theft conspiracy

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Thursday that Lisa M. Williams, 55, was sentenced for her role in a widespread retail theft conspiracy. The Honorable Yolanda Tanner of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City sentenced Williams to five years' imprisonment for Conspiracy to Commit a Theft Scheme of $100,000 or more.

According to information presented in court, from January 2017 through June 2017, Williams and others engaged in an organized retail theft scheme which targeted retailers of clothing and accessories, including L Brands, Dick's Sporting Goods, Hollister, Luxottica, True Religion, JC Penney and Ulta. The theft ring reportedly stole merchandise from stores located in several Maryland counties including Charles, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Harford.

In June 2017, Maryland State Police executed a search warrant at Williams's home. The search recovered 99 boxes of accessories and clothing, many of which had price tags and security sensors still attached. Also recovered was the cell phone of Williams, which contained images and texts relating to the theft and sale of the stolen merchandise. nottinghammd.com

Update: Charlotte, NC: "Tool King USA Owner is sentenced to 2.5 years
for Transporting Stolen Property

Edwin R. Barkley, 63, of Charlotte, was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for operating a large-scale fraudulent scheme involving the purchase and sale of stolen goods and merchandise through his Charlotte-based storefront business, Tool King USA (Tool King). Court records show that Barkley bought from multiple boosters large-ticket items such as power tools, vacuum cleaners, generators, and home electronic goods, at a fraction of their retail value. Barkley then sold the stolen merchandise on an e-commerce platform at or near ninety percent of their retail value, and used the profits to pay for his daily living expenses. justice.gov

Wichita Falls, TX: 3 women arrest after allegedly trying to walk out of Academy
with $1,400 in merchandise

Three women were arrested and charged Wednesday with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity after allegedly trying to walk out of the Wichita Falls Academy Sports and Outdoors store with more than $1,400 in merchandise. Chylene Coleman, 43, Katina Robinson, 38, and Tam'ia Carter, 20, were arrested and charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity after they allegedly tried to walk out of Academy with more than $1,400 in merchandise. timesrecordnews.com

Vigo County, IN: Vigo County Sheriff's Office Investigating a $1,700 Cologne theft from Walgreens
On July 4th a theft occurred at Walgreens on south US Highway 41. A man entered the store and walked to the cologne counter, going behind it and placing numerous bottles of cologne in a shopping basket. He then immediately left the store. The total value of stolen merchandise was over $1,700. wthitv.com

Madison, WI: Over $6,000 worth of cigarettes stolen in C- store burglary

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Shootings & Deaths

North Hollywood, CA: Gunman suspected of killing 4 people in California shooting spree; 2 were Employees killed at Gas Station
A man suspected in a Los Angeles-area shooting spree that killed four people and injured two others was taken into custody Thursday, law enforcement officials said. Law enforcement officials said two men found dead were Zaragoza's father and brother.

About an hour later, at a gas station, Zaragoza allegedly shot and killed two employees: a woman - who officials said is thought to be his ex-girlfriend - and another station employee at a parking lot, Hayes and officials said. The other worker survived his gunshot wounds, Hayes said. nbcnews.com

Greenwood, SC: Judge throws out indictments in Greenwood Mall shooting case
The trial involving six people charged in connection to a shooting at a mall in Greenwood has come to a halt for now. Last year, six young men were charged with attempted murder, using a weapon during a violent crime, and breach of peace, high and aggravated in nature, in connection to a shots fired inside the Greenwood Mall in July last year. Wednesday, the judge in the case issued an order throwing out the 18 indictments. The judge's decision came down to an issue involving the grand jury. Defense Attorney Charles Grose said, a procedural rule was broken when the witness for the case wasn't listed on the indictments.

According to Grose, the state brought the same Officer as a witness for all 100 of the cases brought before the grand jury that day. He said that officer didn't have knowledge of the shooting investigation. "That was a shortcut that they took and because they didn't comply with the statute, the judge did the right thing," Grose said. Eighth Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo said his office plans to present new indictments on the same charges to the county grand jury next month and that they hope to bring the case for trial again in October. wspa.com

Update: Puyallup, WA: Suspect who shot out store fronts at South Hill Mall pleads not guilty
The man accused of going on a shooting spree inside an empty Puyallup mall pleaded not guilty to several felony counts in connection to the incident. Puyallup police officers say 22-year-old Jordan Poisson entered South Hill Mall through A/C vents on the roof of Macy's Tuesday morning. In surveillance footage, investigators said Poisson can be seen shooting the storefronts of American Eagle, Grail Finders Shoes and Macy's, as well as stealing armfuls of merchandise from multiple stores. king5.com

New Orleans, LA: Federal charges for 2 suspected of Armed Robbery at CVS, shooting Police Officer
Authorities say Parson and Sansbury went into the CVS on Prytania on June 17, wearing hoods and gloves and carrying guns and zip-ties. They used the ties to bind employees while they robbed the store, according to police. Officers responding to the robbery confronted the men as they exited the store. Police say the suspects opened fire on them, striking one officer in the shoulder. Police fired back, wounding both men. Parson, 18, collapsed nearby. After a three-hour search, officers say they found Sansbury, 26, hiding in a yard nearby. wwl.radio.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Update: Las Vegas, NV: Loss prevention employee bought teen groceries
after allegedly sexually assaulting her

A loss prevention employee tried to intimidate and threaten a teen he allegedly sexually assaulted, an arrest report said. Metro Police said it happened on July 7 in an upstairs room of a local grocery store. According to police, 26-year-old Dominic Miller caught the teen trying to steal about $20 in groceries from the Albertson located at 5500 Boulder Highway. The alleged assault came to light recently because, on July 16, the teen was picked up by loss prevention at the Kohl's at the Galleria Mall in Henderson.

During Henderson Police's investigating into the teen's alleged theft from Kohl's she told them that she was sexually assaulted by a loss prevention employee of Albertson's. Henderson Police contacted Metro about the incident since it fell in their jurisdiction. Fast forward to the teen's interview with Metro Police on July 16, when the teen told officers a heavy-set black man in his 30s, who was later identified as Dominic Miller, followed her out the door and told her that he had caught her stealing. When Metro Police questioned Miller about the accusations, he requested a lawyer and refused to talk. Police seized Miller's two cell phones. Miller was arrested on two counts of sexual assault. lasvegasnow.com

Orlando, FL: 55 guns stolen in 8 days in Orange, Seminole counties
Federal investigators said Thursday that 55 guns were stolen in eight days in Orange and Seminole counties. Officials said thieves broke into two businesses in Orange County and one in Seminole County. Investigators said 30 guns were stolen from Oak Ridge Gun Range. wftv.com

UK: London: Holland & Barrett employee violently beaten by two female shoplifters
The shop worker had tried to stop the thieves from leaving the shop in Croydon, south London, when they attacked. The victim, in her 40s, was pinned into a corner and repeatedly punched before witnesses burst through the shattered doors of the shop to help. Both attackers, who are thought to be aged between 16 and 20, managed to get away after running into the crowd. In footage of the assault, screams of 'help her' can be heard from the group of witnesses that gathered outside. metro.co.uk

Spartanburg, SC: Man accused of making bomb threat against Amazon Distribution Center in also resisted arrest

Suspected thieves locked in the store they were trying to rob

Port Orchard, WA Second suspect in Boerner Firearms shop Burglary arrested; 100 firearms stolen

Santa Monica, CA: Police warning businesses of burglary ring


Cargo Theft

Sao Paulo, Brazil: Armed men steal $40 million of gold, metals from Brazil Airport
Several of the suspects arrived at the Guarulhos airport in a black pickup truck with livery resembling Brazil's federal police, according to security footage seen by Reuters. Four men left the vehicle with their faces covered, at least one of whom had a rifle, and confronted workers at the airport, who then proceeded to fill up the pickup truck with cargo. A police report said the thieves left with about 750 kg (1,650 lbs) of gold and other precious metals, along with two airport workers taken as hostages, and remained at large. An airport spokeswoman said no one was hurt during the assault, but did not comment on potential hostages. thaivisa.com

Guam: Delivery Driver charged with theft of $11,000 of iPhones



Conway, SC: Three men sentenced to 15 to 17 years for 2016 Dollar General Armed Robbery



Apple - Spartanburg, SC-  Burglary
C-Store - Corpus Christi, TX - Armed Robbery
Grocery store - Burlington, NC - Burglary
Gun store - Orlando, FL - Burglary
Metro PCS - Spartanburg, SC - Burglary
Pool Supply - Fort Lauderdale - Robbery
Restaurant - De Kalb, GA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Bakersfield, CA - Burglary
Restaurant - Milwaukee, WI - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Danville, VA - Burglary (Taco Bell)
Restaurant - Louisville, KY - Burglary
Restaurant - Palm Beach Garden, FL - Armed Robbery (Dunkin)
Restaurant - Bayonne, NJ - Burglary (Dunkin)
Restaurant - Annapolis, MD - Armed Robbery (Dunkin)
Restaurant - Hilton Head, SC - Burglary
Restaurant - Rossford, OH - Armed Robbery/ Assault (Subway)
Target - Charlotte, NC - Armed Robbery/ Assault on LP
Verizon - Kennewick, WA - Burglary
7-Eleven - La Grange, IL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
10 robberies
10 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed


Weekly Totals:
67 robberies
45 burglaries
2 shootings
2 killed



Mustafa Husain named Area Loss Prevention Manager for Ross Stores
Deb Brown named Air Cargo Security Specialist for Amazon Air
Luke Stanger named ORC Investigator for MarMaxx
Michael Mote promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Amazon
Amanda Baca named District Loss Prevention Manager for TJX Companies
Ian Brown promoted to Lead Investigator for Starbucks

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Area Loss Prevention Manager
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Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities...

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Stockton, CA

You will be responsible for driving company objectives in profit and loss control, sales performance, customer satisfaction, and shrink results...

District Loss Prevention Manager
Sacramento or Hayward, CA

Proactive approach to preventing losses/injuries whether they are to our employees, third parties or customers valuables. They include cash in transit, auto losses or injuries...

District Loss Prevention Manager
Las Vegas, NV/Phoenix, AZ

Proactive approach to preventing losses/injuries whether they are to our employees, third parties or customers valuables. They include cash in transit, auto losses or injuries...

District Loss Prevention Manager
Baltimore, MD/Northern VA

Proactive approach to preventing losses/injuries whether they are to our employees, third parties or customers valuables. They include cash in transit, auto losses or injuries...

District Loss Prevention Manager
Rochester or Syracuse, NY

Proactive approach to preventing losses/injuries whether they are to our employees, third parties or customers valuables. They include cash in transit, auto losses or injuries...
Regional Asset Protection Manager
Metro DC/Northern VA

The Regional Asset Protection and Safety Manager will lead the Region in shrink reduction and profit maximization efforts...
Regional Asset Protection Manager
The Regional Asset Protection and Safety Manager will lead the Region in shrink reduction and profit maximization efforts...



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