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Alycia Taylor, CFI named Director of Asset Protection for Advance Auto Parts
Previously, Alycia was the Senior Manager of Field Asset Protection for Abercrombie & Fitch for over 10 years. She also held various loss prevention and safety roles including Lead LP Specialist for Lowe's, Safety and Security Agent for IKEA Group, and Manager of Loss Prevention for Macy's. Alycia earned her Bachelors of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from York College of Pennsylvania and her MBA from University of Maryland University College. Congratulations Alycia!

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Sensormatic Solutions provides retailers a one-stop destination for EAS technology with addition of RF-based solutions
Johnson Controls today announced that Sensormatic Solutions, its leading global retail solutions portfolio, unveiled a new line of Sensormatic Essentials Radio Frequency-based (RF) anti-theft solutions. Building on the strength of its pioneering Acousto-Magnetic (AM) electronic article surveillance (EAS) technology and RFID-based EAS and LP offerings, the company now provides retailers a one-stop destination to meet all their loss prevention needs - regardless of technology choice and store format.

A trusted name in groundbreaking retail technology for over 50 years, Sensormatic Solutions is accelerating growth by expanding market opportunities with RF, which represents over 30 percent of the total $1.2+ billion EAS market. sensormatic.com

Montreal Multi-Brand Luxury Men's Retailer Closes Amid Death Threat
Store Owner with Alleged Ties to the Mafia 'Flees for His Life'

The three-level Giorgio Gruppo Roma store at 1440 Peel Street in Montreal has shuttered as its owner, Tony Elian, flees for his life. That's according to a French language report over the weekend in TVA Nouvelles, which says that it has sources who say that Montreal police have informed Mr. Elian to go into hiding because his life is in danger, with threats said to be linked to his many debts to creditors.

The threats to Mr. Elian's life follow other serious incidents. In the spring of 2017, his car was firebombed and in March of 2018, he was shot with a shotgun in his Peel Street store. The TVA Nouvelles report notes that last week, a moving truck was parked in front of the shuttered Giorgio Gruppo Roma store.

Debts have plagued Mr. Elian's business dealings since at least 2015. TVA Nouvelles reports that there's a long list of subcontractors claiming to be unpaid for work done on a condominium building in nearby Westmount that was developed by Mr. Elian's company Cesare Immobilier. Between 2009 and 2014, Mr. Elian was involved in a $1.1 million lawsuit with Frank Bertucci, who was accused of trying to bribe a Revenue Canada representative with $150,000 for a tax reduction.

Some are saying Mr. Elian had ties to criminal entities in the Montreal area. He was seen in photos with gangster Ducarme Joseph who was murdered in 2014, and he attended the funeral of Italian-Canadian crime boss Vito Rizzuto in late 2013 - Rizzuto is alleged to have been the leader of the Sicilian Mafia in Canada.

According to TVA Nouvelles, some are claiming that Giorgio Gruppo Roma was claiming that it's "made in Italy" fashions were actually produced in China. retail-insider.com

UK: Robberies and Burglaries on the Decline at Co-op Stores
Following Spate of Ram-Raids

Robberies at Co-op food stores in Norfolk and Suffolk have dropped by 30pc since the retailer rolled out a series of crime prevention measures. New figures, released 12 months after a major crackdown began, show the number of burglaries at the company's shops also went down by 6pc.

From last summer, stores were fitted with external motion detectors and a centrally monitored CCTV system, allowing workers to call for assistance at the touch of a button. The changes have resulted in a decline in robberies and burglaries across the region, bucking a national trend which has seen similar incidents jump by 508pc and 137pc respectively.

Numerous convenience stories in Norfolk and Suffolk have fallen foul of robberies and burglaries in recent years, many of them Co-op stores. In 2017, Co-op offered a reward of £20,000 for information relating to a spate of ram-raids in locations including Wells, Rickinghall, Lakenheath and Red Lodge. Earlier this year, a man and a teenage boy were sentenced for their part in a ram-raid in Kessingland which saw a cash machine stolen and a car driven at police officers.

Co-op's new technology sits alongside a range of other tools including GPS trackers, stringent cash controls and additional ATM anchors designed to prevent successful ram-raids. Central England Co-op stores now have full CCTV coverage, increased security guards provision and motion sensors which can be activated outside trading hours and contact police if necessary. edp24.co.uk


Rochester, NY: Former CVS Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Over $2.5 Million Dollars Worth Of Diabetic Test Strips
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Antonio Rivera, 35, of Williamsville, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to wire fraud. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that since February 2007, the defendant was employed as a Senior Assistant Purchasing Associate for CVS Pharmacy. This position required Rivera to order a variety of retail products sold by CVS, including diabetic test strips.

In July, 2018, CVS's internal systems red flagged the purchasing of diabetic test strips at a CVS located in Rochester, NY. A package located in the store's shipping area did not have a CVS label, included Rivera's return address, and came from a company with which CVS does not do business. A subsequent internal investigation by CVS determined that Rivera routinely purchased diabetic test strips in excessive amounts, well over the need for that CVS location. The audit could not account for 20,203 boxes purchased by Rivera, for a total financial loss of approximately $2,535,307.

The defendant ordered the excessive amounts of diabetic test strips and then intercepted the shipments once they arrived. He then sold the stolen product to a third party located in the State of Florida. A forensic accounting of Rivera's bank accounts identified payments for the fraudulently obtained diabetic test strips that were deposited into the defendant's bank accounts. geneseesun.com

18,000 items seized, 59 arrests made in global operation targeting cultural goods
Customs and other law enforcement authorities from 29 countries, coordinated by the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) and supported by Europol, INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO), have joined forces against the trafficking of cultural goods. In total, 59 individuals were arrested and over 18,000 cultural goods seized, including archaeological items, furniture, coins, paintings, musical instruments and sculptures. During the checks, objects that may facilitate the trafficking of cultural goods, such as metal detectors were also seized. The majority of the objects seized during the operation were from European countries; however, more than 30 objects originated in countries outside Europe such as Colombia, Egypt, Iraq and Morocco. europol.europa.eu

TJ Maxx apologizes for racially profiling Connecticut family
Retailer TJ Maxx apologized after a Connecticut family claimed they were racially profiled in one of the chain's stores. According to Melissa Askew-Ferris, one of her sons was falsely identified for shoplifting earlier this month while the family was at the store near Hartford, in Wethersfield. While in the store, Askew-Ferris' three sons were followed by employees until leaving the store. An employee later identified one of the boys as a shoplifter who had struck before the family arrived. However, security footage of the theft showed no resemblance aside from both Askew-Ferris' son and the thief being black.

"We take this customer's concerns very seriously and expect that all of our customers will be treated with dignity and respect when shopping in our stores," the company said. "We have spoken with our customer to sincerely apologize that this was not the experience of her and her family."

The statement added that all employees would undergo unconscious bias training in order to prevent similar incidents happening in the future. nydailynews.com

Walmart launches new store-to-store driverless delivery pilot in Bentonville
Walmart continues analyzing how autonomous vehicles can move groceries throughout its supply chain. The discount giant's latest pilot of self-driving vehicles in its grocery supply chain is a test of an autonomous vehicle from Gatik. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup specializes in providing autonomous vehicles for B2B short-haul logistics.

In March, Arkansas passed legislation allowing for autonomous vehicles to operate in the state. This enables Walmart to test an autonomous vehicle to move customer orders on a two-mile route in Bentonville, where the company is headquartered, between two of its stores. chainstoreage.com

Standard Cognition raises $35M for Amazon Go-like tech
Two retailers rolling out the technology this year, with 'hundreds more' considering it

On Thursday, Standard Cognition, an AI-powered autonomous checkout startup, announced that it raised $35 million in Series B funding. The latest funding round brings the company's fundraising total to more than $86 million and raises the company's valuation to $535 million. The company will use the funding to focus on its customer base in the U.S. and Japan, as well as expanding both domestically and internationally, per the company's release.

The company noted in its press release that it will go live with its technology at two retailers across multiple locations later this year. The company added that "hundreds of other retailers" are considering its technology but did not specify which ones. retaildive.com

Amazon may create new grocery business from ground up
An internal memo at Amazon.com circulated before the company's acquisition of Whole Foods envisioned a grocery store that emphasized fresh foods and prepared meals while storing non-perishable items on a separate floor that would be ordered online and delivered to customers at the checkout stand. After having had mixed results with Whole Foods, Amazon may be considering opening a separate grocery operation with some of the elements of its earlier vision. retailwire.com

WWD: J. Crew cuts 'dozens' of corporate staff at namesake brand
J. Crew Group has cut "dozens of positions at its New York corporate headquarters," Women's Wear Daily reported, citing two unnamed sources. In a statement provided to WWD, J. Crew confirmed it had "reduced a limited number of filled and open positions" at its headquarters.

The cuts, which numbered fewer than "hundreds," were only at the namesake J. Crew brand, according to the report. J. Crew didn't immediately return Retail Dive's request for comment.

Two years ago, the company slashed 250 jobs, mostly from that corporate office, and shook up its executive ranks. retaildive.com

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Director of Security and Public Safety for Aventura Mall - near Miami, FL
2nd largest mall in the U.S. by total square feet of retail space

The position's responsibilities include implementing the property's public safety procedures for activities such as fire prevention and firefighting, traffic control, CCTV, guarding and patrolling physical property, orienting and monitoring of personnel involved with classified information, and investigation of accidents and criminal acts. Responsible for assisting mall management with the preparation of the annual public safety budget and for monitoring expenses during the year to insure that they are in-line with said budget. Responsible for the purchase of equipment and supplies as budgeted and needed for the department. recruiting.ultipro.com

Listeria found on leafy greens at major grocery stores including Costco, Whole Foods

Walmart, HEB taco seasoning recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Barneys opens luxury head shop in Beverly Hills

Coresight: Back-to-school sales to grow up to 2.5%


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San Leandro, CA: Kohl's Store Accused
of Racial Profiling

A Kohl's store in San Leandro has been accused of racial profiling after a woman said two empolyees wrongly accused her of stealing. Yolonda Montoya was shopping at the Bayfair Mall Kohl's where she said she tried on several clothing items and purchased a shirt before two loss prevention workers stopped her. She walked back into the store voluntairly where she said she was led to an office and accused of stealing in front of a police officer. Montoya, who said she realized it would be her word against the two employees', recorded the incident and posted it to social media where she said it has since gone viral with 50,000 likes. nbcbayarea.com


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Developing Admissions

An important, yet underused phase of an interview is developing information after an initial admission. Too often, this phase of "development" is either conducted without any structure or not at all. Development is often associated with large case values, suggesting that a subject was implicated for the theft of $1,000 but the interview resulted in a confession of $10,000. With these types of confessions, the investigator MUST substantiate the $10,000 to a) ensure it was actually missing, and b) that the subject is actually the guilty party. However, truth be told, there is a lot more to "development" than just expanded admissions. Investigators should be asking questions to understand a larger scope, rather than a simple "I did it". Here are a few suggestions of what to look for...

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Execs Cop to Data Dysfunction
Two-thirds of corporate leaders prefer to rely on others for accessing and using data from their own tools

Generally speaking, to be successful today - a decade after "big data" entered the business lexicon - a company must make data-informed decisions.

So, why are corporate executives hesitant to "get their hands dirty" by learning how to manipulate data themselves, as opposed to relying only on data scientists, IT managers, or those team members who do have an affinity for data?

In a new Deloitte survey of 1,048 executives at companies with more than 500 employees, two-thirds (67%) of respondents said they weren't comfortable accessing or using data from their tools and resources.

There's even a fair amount of foot-dragging at companies with strong data-driven cultures, among which 37% of survey participants expressed discomfort in a hands-on approach to working with data.

Such executive reluctance is all the more curious considering the outperformance of companies with the strongest cultural orientation toward data-driven insights and decision-making. Among executives at those companies, 48% said they outperformed their business targets, compared with just 22% among companies with a more diluted data analytics culture. cfo.com

Companies' 'Anonymized' Data May Violate GDPR, Privacy Regs
For more than two decades, researchers have chipped away at the assumption that anonymized collections of data could protect the identities of research subjects as long as the datasets did not include one of a score of different identifying attributes.

In the latest research highlighting the ease of what is known as "re-identification," three academic researchers have shown that 99.98% of Americans could be re-identified from an otherwise anonymized dataset, if it included 15 demographic attributes.

The findings suggests that even the current policies surrounding the protection of customer identities, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), fall short of truly protecting citizens.

"Many companies think that, if it's anonymous, I don't need to secure it, but the data is likely not as anonymous as they think," says Bruce Schneier. darkreading.com

23 Million+ Stolen Credit Cards Sold On Dark Web In The First Half Of 2019
If you have not been able to recover your credit card for a long time, chances are your credit card is marketed on the Dark Web. According to a report, over 23 million stolen credit cards and debit cards were offered for sale, on the dark web, in the first half of 2019.

Cybersecurity firm Sixgill documented and examined the underground market in their Underground Fraud report. The research concluded that more than 60 percent of credit cards and debit card numbers alone originated from the U.S. "Nearly two out of every three stolen cards, more than 15 million, were issued in the U.S." Benjamin Preminger writes. fossbytes.com

How Restaurants Can Respond to the Rise in App Fraud
In April, a Canadian reporter brought attention to a recent rash of app hacking that was costing McDonald's customers thousands in fraudulent purchases. It's not an isolated incident. McDonalds along with Domino's Pizza, Chipotle and other restaurants over the years have had issues with fraudulent online or mobile orders. While these problems most often arise from poor user security hygiene, the overall security of restaurants' apps could also be improved.

Most hacks originate with stolen access credentials, but it is a combination of bad password hygiene on the users' part and inadequate security mechanisms behind an app that allow criminals to crack accounts with a relatively high success rate.

Most restaurants probably work with independent software vendors to develop, deploy and manage apps. Armed with an understanding of the ways hackers trick apps into thinking their activity is legitimate, restaurants and their software vendors can work together to put in place opt-in controls or activity alerts that can help stop or identify account takeover attempts. modernrestaurantmanagement.com

Cybrary Joins Retail and Hospitality ISAC as an Associate Member
The Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) today announced the addition of its newest Associate member, Cybrary, a security enablement company. Through this relationship, Cybrary will be offering all RH-ISAC members an exclusive discount on Cybrary for Business. This offering will give organizations the tools they need to assess, develop and measure their technical organization's security skills giving them the ability to identify gaps, increase efficiency, and reduce risk. RH-ISAC members will also have access to practitioner-led online courses and custom-built curriculums based on team needs that align to NIST Framework, allowing individuals to follow role-based learning paths where they can acquire CEU/CPEs to maintain certifications. rhisac.org

Dark Web drug kingpin charged, forfeits $4 million in Bitcoin

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Counterfeit Products: Is There Any Way To Hold Back The Flood?
The world is awash in counterfeit products; phony goods account for some 3.3% of the world's trade, and possibly a lot more. Pharmaceuticals, Apparel & Accessories, car parts - if someone makes it, someone else is faking it.

This large-scale counterfeiting is thanks to the ever-growing e-commerce environment. The anonymity, global outreach, ease of use, and the plethora of online markets have made it easier than ever for sites to sell counterfeit products and services. Unlike with the sale of "classic" illicit goods like weapons, selling counterfeits entails less risk. Counterfeiting helps support some of the world's worst criminal groups - and many of the goods are manufactured by forcing the most vulnerable, such as children, into forced labor, according to the United Nations.

The effects of counterfeit products can be devastating - and dangerous. If a pair of sneakers says Nike on them and they quickly fall apart due to low-quality workmanship, that's likely one fewer customer for Nike next time. If the product is a phony prescription drug sold as the real thing, it could pose a major health risk.

Counterfeiting is actually one of the main factors hindering the advancement of technology and medicine. Companies spend millions of dollars attempting to thwart counterfeiting. This money could otherwise be used for research on new technologies and lifesaving medications. How can companies halt this flood of counterfeits? Read more: brinkwire.com

Ecommerce CX: How much does free shipping influence cart abandonment?
A new survey by ecommerce platform BigCommerce evaluates how consumers' expectations of free shipping policies influence shopping cart abandonment and store satisfaction. The survey revealed that nearly 80% of consumer respondents had abandoned a shopping cart because of unsatisfactory shipping options, while 39% of respondents have stopped shopping with an online retailer after a bad shipping experience. Although it is clear that shipping plays a big role in consumer shopping satisfaction, nearly 50% of merchants respondents didn't know their online shopping cart abandonment rate, or how their shipping options may be effecting this rate. clickz.com

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ORC Blitz: Georgia Retailers Partner with Law Enforcement in Two-Day ORC Operation

47 Incidents - 29 Arrests - $6,236 Recovered

Last week, 18 retailers partnered with the Douglasville Police Department to conduct an intense two-day operation combating organized retail crime within that city. This was accomplished by concentrating law enforcement and loss prevention professionals within specific retail corridors with the aim of stopping and deterring retail crime.

In addition to the personnel involved in conducting the blitz, we were also joined by Tommy Ratchford and Javier Pico, two attorneys in Governor Brian Kemp's Office of Executive Counsel. They were there to observe and learned first hand from loss prevention professionals the struggles that our members face from the retail criminals themselves (including getting to observe a shoplifting apprehension in real time), the depth and complexity of ORC in the real world and how we partner with law enforcement and prosecutors to fight it, as well as the difficulties our members sometimes face in prosecuting these cases in Georgia.

Thanks to Chad McManus, Chair of the Georgia Retailers Loss Prevention Council for submitting this article.

Tigard, OR: Lowe's, Home Depot and Tigard Police take down major
ID theft suspect

A man from Texas was arrested after using counterfeit checks and identification at local home improvement stores. At around 7 p.m. Tuesday, officers were alerted that a wanted suspect from Texas was conducting fraudulent transactions at the Lowes. Officers arrived to Lowes and learned the suspect had left the area in a black pickup. Officer headed to the Home Depot on the hunch that the suspect may be conducting other transactions at another home improvement store. While checking the parking lot, the officer spotted a black pickup with Washington license plates. Police said the officer became suspicious after information shared with police indicted that a Lowes in Longview, Washington reported fraudulent transactions the day prior. The officer then saw a man matching the description of the wanted suspect enter the pickup and leave. The officer conducted a traffic stop and took the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Christopher Colwell, of Easton, Texas, into custody without incident. Police said officers located "scores" of counterfeit identification and drivers licenses, along with over $4,000 in cash, fraudulent checks, store receipts and stolen merchandise. kptv.com

Portland, OR: Thief who hit an Apple Store daily to support his drug habit
is thankful for arrest

A man who, almost daily, stole hundreds of dollars of electronics from the downtown Portland Apple Store to feed a $150-a-day heroin habit has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. Todd Billinghurst, 39, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to theft and robbery at Sunglass Hut and Ross Dress for Less as part of a plea deal. That was on top of earlier guilty pleas for first-degree aggravated theft from the Apple Store and initiating a false report. Prosecutors say Billinghurst would run into the Apple store, grab an average of about $700 worth of merchandise and escape within 20 seconds. Billinghurst said in court he was grateful he got caught because he wants to redirect his life's course. bendbulletin.com

Redwood City, CA: Four suspects wanted in Grab & Run
A group of four men in their mid-20s to early-30s were involved in a grab-and-run taking 15 to 20 pairs of shorts from Walnut Street in Redwood City, it was reported at 8:09 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. smdailyjournal.com

Vacaville, CA: Home Improvement Thief facing multiple Armed Robbery Charges
Police arrested a Woodland man who allegedly stole an air compressor and a power generator from two separate home improvement stores Thursday morning, wielding a knife and a stun gun against employees as he did so. The man was arrested by Vacaville Police Officers. Police found a "fancy, new air compressor" in the front seat of his vehicle and a generator in his trunk. A preliminary investigation determined a suspect first robbed a store in Fairfield about 7 a.m. Thursday, then another in Vacaville about 15 minutes later. sacbee.com

Winter Haven, FL: Verizon employee charged with Felony Forgery/Grand Theft after Developing Fake Accounts
Jonathan Chad Murray is facing felony charges of forgery, criminal use of personal identification and grand theft after an alert Verizon General Manager noticed suspicious activity using Murray's dealer code. dailyridge.com

Petaluma, CA: 3 Men Rob UPS Driver outside a Verizon Store; stealing boxes of phones and watches

Monroe Township, PA: Police investigating a $2,200 theft of Baby Formula from Walmart

Brockton, MA: AT&T Reports $2,000 of merchandise stolen in Burglary

Palmer Township, PA: 2 Women wanted for theft of $2k in merchandise from Home Depot

Bloomfield, MI: Woman arraigned in $400 Ulta theft

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Shootings & Deaths

Boynton Beach, FL: Police shoot and kill Dollar Tree Armed Robbery suspect
Boynton Beach police reported that a man reportedly robbed the Dollar Tree on Sunday, and someone matching his description was seen minutes later near a Publix grocery store. Police Chief Michael Gregory told reporters that officers noticed the man was armed and ordered him to stop, but the man continued toward the store and began drawing his weapon. Gregory said the officers shot the man before he could enter the Publix. 660citynews.com

Auburn, ME: Road Rage led to shooting outside Walmart, one man killed
Over 100 friends and family of the 41-year-old Turner man killed Saturday night gathered to honor their friend in the Auburn Walmart parking lot Sunday evening. The man who was fatally shot Saturday evening in the parking lot of Walmart has been identified as Jean Fournier, 41, of Turner.

Fournier was shot twice in the back over an apparent road rage dispute, according to police. Witnesses said the two men got into an argument and then a fistfight before Fournier was shot. The man who was seen shooting Fournier stayed at the scene, and told witnesses he shot in self-defense. newscentermaine.com

Miami Gardens, FL: Man shot and killed outside Family Dollar
Surveillance video outside the Family Dollar shows a man dressed in black walking outside the store. A man appears to follow him and, after a brief exchange, the victim tries to get away. The man following him then runs away. A motive for the shooting is not immediately known. local10.com

Update: Tulsa, OK: Police looking for suspect in connection with a deadly shooting
Officers need your help finding Diamanta Tibbs who is wanted for first-degree murder. She is suspected of shooting Soconda Boyd in the parking lot of a convenience store near Apache and M-L-K on Thursday. newson6.com

Update: Brundidge, AL: Arrest made in C-store clerk murder
The arrest of a suspect in the murder of a Brundidge store clerk will be announced Monday. A warrant has been obtained charging that person with killing Gulf convenience store clerk Neil Kumar. Video surveillance shows the shooter lurking outside the store before he went in early Wednesday. Kumar was shot at point-blank range, and Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport believes the murder may have been premeditated. wtvy.com

Update: Hattiesburg, MS: 2 arrested, charged with murder of grocery store owner
Two men were arrested in Jackson Friday and charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Hattiesburg grocer Lisa Nguyen on July 20th. Assisted by the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force and Jackson Police Department, Hattiesburg police arrested Jatyran "Tug" Tuggle, 20, and Jaquarious "Quay" Randle, 20. Both are from Jackson. wlbt.com

Starkville, MS: Man Ruled Competent to Stand Trial in shooting death at Walmart
A Mississippi man charged with capital murder in the shooting death at a Walmart has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial. The Starkville Daily News reports an evaluation found that Tommy Chisholm's ability to know right from wrong was not impeded by mental disease when he shot optometrist Shauna Witt in 2018 at her office inside the Starkville Walmart. Oktibbeha County Circuit Judge Lee Howard says Chisholm is competent to stand trial and says a trial date will be set. However, the judge notes Chisholm's public defender is requesting additional psychological evaluations ahead of trial. Chisholm and Witt had previously dated. Chisholm also faces aggravated assault charges because a female bystander had a bullet pierce her jacket. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in July 2018. washingtontimes.com

Detroit, MI: Second Protest held over Gas Station Shooting on Detroit's west side; Safaa Marzok charged in nonfatal shooting of Tavarlis Durham over a bag of chips

Grand Rapids, MI: Man who killed at 15 loses bid to have life term revisited in grocery store slaying


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Fresno, CA: Woman arrested in string of
7-Eleven Armed Robberies

A suspect was arrested in two armed robberies and one attempted robbery of 7-Eleven stores in the Fresno area, the Fresno Police Department announced Friday. The suspect was identified as Nicole Johnson, 36, of Fresno. The robberies occurred from July 21 through July 23. yourcentralvalley.com

London: Thieves Armed with Axe, Machete and Hammer raid Louis Vuitton Store
City of London police have launched a witness appeal after two men raided a Louis Vuitton store in central London. Police believe the moped-riding suspects fled over London Bridge into Southwark after stealing over $6,100 of goods from the store at the Royal Exchange. The authorities were called to the suspected 'smash and grab' at 1.30am on Wednesday July 7. southwarknews.co.uk

Lakewood, FL: Police searching for Bealle's thief who pulled knife on Loss Prevention

Racine, WI: C-store allegedly avoided taxes by illegally purchasing cigarettes



AT&T - Brockton, MA - Burglary
Bealle's - Lakewood, FL - Armed Robbery /pulled knife on LP
Boost Mobile - Spartanburg, SC - Burglary
C-Store - Starke, FL - Armed Robbery
CVS - Tucson, AZ - Armed Robbery
Dollar Tree - Boynton Beach, FL - Armed Robbery/Suspect shot, killed by police
Family Dollar - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Brockton, MA - Burglary
Grocery Store- Burlington, NC - Burglary
Home Improvement Store - Vacaville, CA - Armed Robbery
Jewelry Store - Mount Pleasant, WI - Burglary
McDonald's - Lafayette, IN - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Spartanburg, SC - Burglary
Restaurant - Colchester, CT - Burglary
Restaurant - Cincinnati, OH - Armed Robbery (WingStop)
Restaurant - Bellingham, MA - Armed Robbery (Subway)
Verizon - Petaluma, CA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Sarasota, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Sarasota, FL - Armed Robbery (2 of 2)
7-Eleven - Takoma Park, MD - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
14 robberies
7 burglaries
1 shooting
1 killed




Mike Jordan promoted to West Coast Distribution Safety Manager for Burlington Stores
Mark Thompson named Regional Manager, Safety and Loss Prevention for Michael's
Ruben St. Louis named Operations Asset Protection Manager for Macy's
Virginia Hayes named Loss Prevention Specialist for Signet Jewelers
Michael Flanagan named Global Security Investigations Team Leader for Facebook

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Everyday you've got to work and you've got to ask yourself what value are you adding to the company, to the industry and to your career. While this may seem rather ominous at first, try reducing it to your daily tasks and just make sure that with every effort you make there is value you deliver to someone, to some store or to some project. If you can merely focus on the word "value" and ask yourself am I delivering it everyday, you're then one step closer to advancing your career. Because if you can build the field they will come and play.

Just a Thought,

Gus Downing

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