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Mel Garton named Director of Risk & Safety for Seattle Goodwill Industries
Previously, Mel was the Environmental, Health & Safety Officer for Merck KgaA, Darmstadt, Germany for over two years. He's held other roles in EHS including EHS Specialist for AIM Aerospace Inc., Sr. Corporate Manager - EHS for Outerwall, and Division EHS Manager for Zodiac Aerospace. Mel earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. Congratulations Mel!

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Walmart Wrestles With How to Respond to Active Shooters
Like most retailers, Walmart is accustomed to the everyday dealings of shoplifters. Now, it's confronting a bigger threat: active shooters. Three days after a man opened fire at one of its stores in El Paso, Texas, and left at least 22 dead, the nation's largest retailer is faced with how to make its workers and customers feel safe.

The discounter has long dealt with violent crimes at its stores across the country, including one that took place less than a week ago in Mississippi where a disgruntled employee killed two co-workers and wounded a police officer. In early November 2017, three customers were killed at a Walmart in Colorado in a random shooting by a lone gunman.

The El Paso store shooting, however, was the deadliest in the company's history, Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove confirmed. No workers were killed but two are recovering from injuries.

Robert Moraca, vice president for loss prevention at the National Retail Federation, said he's fielded lots of calls from retailers around the country over the weekend, many of whom just wanted to go over their security protocols.

"We naturally have a heightened security awareness," he said. He noted that most retailers have active shooting training programs for workers so there's not "a lot of knee jerk reactions."

Walmart launched computer-based active shooter training in 2015 for all its employees and then in 2017, it made its workers take it on a quarterly instead of annual basis. Last month, Walmart started incorporating virtual reality technology in its active shooter training. The training focuses on three pillars: avoid the danger, keep your distance and lastly, defend.

In store locations with high crime, Walmart has off-duty policemen who patrol the parking lots. It also uses a wide variety of technology including towers that have surveillance cameras in its parking lots, Hargrove said.

But most of its efforts are focused on curbing shoplifting, including putting more unarmed greeters at the door. Hargrove noted that like with any catastrophic event, Walmart is reviewing its protocols.

Melissa Love, a 26-year-old store associate in Long Beach, California, said Walmart's active shooter training is inadequate and does not make her feel prepared. She said employees essentially watch a video and there is no chance to practice.

"It's kind of boring to be honest. It wasn't like you were going to learn anything," said Love, who has worked at Walmart for three years. "It's like, oh, we have to do this again, and nobody takes it seriously enough. You wouldn't know what to do if it actually happens." washingtonpost.com

A Walmart employee and customer helped 140 people escape in El Paso shooting
When gunshots rang out at an El Paso Walmart, Gilbert Serna yelled for everyone to follow him. He said he led nearly 100 people out the back of the store to safety before returning to the parking lot to help others.

"I was scared, I'm not going to lie, but I wasn't thinking about my own safety. I was thinking about everybody else's safety," Serna told CNN on Monday.

The father of two has worked at this Walmart store for almost 19 years. He was standing near the back of the store on Saturday when he heard a "code brown" announced over the two-way radio. It took him a moment to register what that meant - active shooter. Seconds later, he heard gunshots. The 36-year-old immediately signaled for customers and co-workers to follow him to the back room of the store. Through that room, Serna located the fire exit and led the large group out of the building.

"We were out in the open." Serna said. "I opened the shipping containers and told everyone to get in."

Instead of joining them safely inside the containers, Serna closed the door and went to check on more people who needed to escape. While Serna was leading people to safety at the back of the store, another person stepped in to help others. Serna didn't know it at the time, but a regular customer he recognizes was helping people elsewhere in the store.

After hearing three gunshots and seeing at least five people bleeding on the floor, Adria Gonzalez pulled her mother by her blouse and made it to a storage area at the Walmart. Gonzalez and her mother were shopping for their groceries and for a few school supplies they were planning to donate this week. They were walking by the meat counter when the shooting began, she said. The assistant teacher took off her pink hat and started waving it at people nearby, signaling a way out for those in the store, Gonzalez told CNN on Saturday.

"Let's go, let's go. Vamos, vamos," the 37-year-old said. "Let's go."

About 40 people followed her to the storage area near the meat counter, where they waited in silence. They waited until they could no longer hear any gunshots. Minutes later, the gunshots stopped. The group ran as they exited the building. Walmart employees were there trying to help people escape and picking people up in their cars, Gonzalez said. cnn.com

'I Had to Get Those Kids Out of There':
Soldier Whisked Kids to Safety During El Paso Shooting

When the little boy approached Army PFC Glendon Oakley in the El Paso store and said there was an active shooter at Walmart, he initially didn't believe him. The 22-year-old, who is stationed at nearby Fort Bliss, was buying a jersey at the time on Saturday morning.

"The guy at the register and I, we just looked at each other. This was a little kid. We didn't pay him any mind," he tells PEOPLE. But when Oakley left the store, he saw people running. Then he saw 10 or more children running without their parents. Then he heard gunshots. Oakley is trained on how to use his weapon, so he pulled out his weapon and began scooping up kids along with another man to whisk them to safety.

"I picked up four or five. The other guy got some more of them. We just carried those kids to get them safe," he says. "I wasn't thinking about myself. I was thinking about those kids. I did what I was trained to do."

Oakley eventually found police officers and set down the kids with the police. people.com

NY Times Columnist: 'Dear Walmart C.E.O.: You Have the Power to Curb Gun Violence. Do It.'

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NCR SmartAssist Uses AI to Detect Self-Checkout Theft,
Reduces Interventions by up to 70%

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a new frontier: the store checkout.

Video analytics technology, patented by StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, now part of NCR, helps determine what occurs during each transaction at the retail or supermarket checkout to immediately distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent behavior. NCR, the global leader in self-checkout technology with more than 250,000 installations worldwide, acquired StopLift in November 2018 and integrated the AI technology into its NCR SmartAssist solution.

Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight column.


RLPSA 2019 Conference: Exclusive Day 1 Video Recap

Amber Bradley takes us inside RLPSA's 40th annual conference in Nashville, Tenn. With amazing keynote speakers and valuable breakout tracks for Loss Prevention, Risk, and Safety professionals, just watch how AMPED UP attendees are at this year's show!



At Cannabis Shops, Face Recognition Is Already a Thing
Dispensaries are adopting in-store surveillance systems to protect profits. Experts warn it's a 'slippery slope' to discrimination.

The cannabis industry is embracing new technologies like facial recognition and advanced video analytics throughout the supply chain-from grow rooms and processing facilities to distribution centers and retail dispensaries. The companies behind the technology say it benefits cannabis businesses, employees, and consumers.

In Denver, Colorado, alone, there were 34 reported dispensary robberies in the first half of 2019.

Some tech companies see the risk of theft as an opportunity to sell facial recognition systems. Don Deason, VP of Sales for Blue Line Technology, claims his company's platform has significantly reduced cannabis robberies. It works like this: When customers approach the front door of a dispensary, audiovisual cues prompt them to look up at a camera. If they comply, the system records an image of their faces, and the front door opens. If they decline or their faces are obscured, by a mask for example, then access is denied.
The system is also used to deter robberies and mass shootings in convenience stores, schools, and office buildings.

Deason told Motherboard that as long as customers don't shoplift or cause a disturbance, "their information is deleted after 48 hours." However, if a store's management believes customers are misbehaving, they can tag each face with a unique number, and the system retains that information indefinitely. If tagged customers later return to the store, the system recognizes them and alerts employees of their arrival by email or text message. Deason said Blue Line encourages dispensaries not to confront tagged customers, but ultimately "store owners set the store security policy and procedures," and, "the security response varies based upon store policy."

Blue Line's platform also controls access to restricted areas of cannabis businesses such as grow houses, cutting rooms, and safes, serving as a replacement for keys and access cards. When paired with other devices such as RFID tags, which are affixed to cannabis products, face recognition systems can track cannabis as it changes hands from one employee to the next.

In addition to tracking employees and controlling access, facial recognition is used in dispensaries at the point of sale for age-verification. A Las Vegas based company called 420 Cyber markets its Badass Budtender kiosk as a replacement for human "budtenders" who check ID at the register. The kiosks can be equipped with facial recognition to ensure customers are of legal age.

Inside dispensaries, facial recognition can do far more. 420 Cyber markets what it calls "Video Active Security Monitoring" (VASM), which it says can determine whether customers carry concealed weapons, if there are warrants for their arrest, and whether their appearance matches "be on the lookout" (BOLO) alerts issued by police. It can reportedly recognize A-list celebrities if they happen to visit your store. vice.com

North American biometrics market forecast to surpass $11B by 2023
Consumer demand for a balance of convenience and security is driving businesses to adopt biometrics, and will increase the industry's revenues in North America from $4.6 billion to $11.1 billion by 2023, a CAGR of 19.3 percent, according to new market research from Frost & Sullivan.

The market will be boosted by the need to secure the proliferating network edge and IoT devices, which is leading to partnerships between biometrics and blockchain companies for identity management solutions, and the biometrics-as-a-service model is expected to advance in the government and commercial sectors, the "North American Biometrics Market, Forecast to 2023" says.

"Behavioral biometrics is poised to enjoy high uptake, especially in multi-factor authentication. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will be increasingly used to complement biometrics and enhance security," said Ram Ravi, Industry Analyst, for Industrial at Frost & Sullivan. "Besides, with smart connected devices shifting customer preferences towards alternate commerce channels, biometric market players are establishing a blockchain strategy to augment their offering." biometricupdate.com

Fed to Create Payments System to Speed Money Transfers
The Federal Reserve plans to develop a faster payments system for banks to exchange money, providing a public option to another real-time network built by big banks. The new system would allow bill payments, paychecks and other common consumer or business transfers to be available instantly and round-the-clock, a change from the government's current system that is closed on weekends and can at times take days to settle a transaction. The Fed said it anticipates that the new service will be available in 2023 or 2024, and will support payments of up to $25,000. wsj.com

Barneys New York files Ch. 11, will close most stores
Barneys New York on Monday said it has filed under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The department store said it will close its: full-line stores in Chicago, Las Vegas and Seattle; five smaller concept stores; and seven Barneys Warehouse locations, according to a company press release.

Five full-line locations - on New York City's Madison Avenue and downtown, in Beverly Hills, San Francisco and at Copley Place in Boston - plus two Barneys Warehouse locations will remain open. Barneys.com and BarneysWarehouse.com will also continue "without disruption," the company said. retaildive.com

Hong Kong protests: Monday marks retailers' worst day yet

Perkins & Marie Callender's close 29 restaurants amid bankruptcy filing

Apparel retailer Avenue quietly closes some store locations

Whole Foods opening store-within-a-store party supplies concept

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Three charged in counterfeit vaping liquid being sold on eBay

Three men -- a father and his two sons -- were arrested Thursday and charged in a counterfeit vaping bust in Nassau County, Long Island. The counterfeit vaping equipment had a retail value of $1.5 million, and $140,000 in cash was also seized from five stores and two residential homes throughout Long Island. They include Card Smart Store in Levittown, East Meadow and Commack and the Smoke and Vape Store in East Meadow. Products were also sold on eBay. Read more

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NCR SmartAssist Uses AI to Detect Self-Checkout Theft - Reduces Interventions by up to 70%

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a new frontier: the store checkout.

Video analytics technology, patented by StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, now part of NCR, helps determine what occurs during each transaction at the retail or supermarket checkout to immediately distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent behavior.

NCR, the global leader in self-checkout technology with more than 250,000 installations worldwide, acquired StopLift in November 2018 and integrated the AI technology into its NCR SmartAssist solution.

NCR SmartAssist enables retail chains to detect and deter self-checkout theft and scan avoidance, prevent false alerts and unnecessary interventions, alert the attendant in realtime, and improve customer experience at the self-checkout.

Interestingly, SmartAssist is the rare loss prevention solution that has the added benefit of improving the customer experience. Store data shows up to a 70% reduction in the number of self-checkout interventions with SmartAssist. With fewer false-positive alerts, the attendant can focus on true customer service, acting properly on legitimate alerts and covering a greater number of self-checkout stations. This means greater productivity gains and associated labor savings for the retailer.

"We've found that self-checkout theft and other scan avoidance has been up to five times higher than at assisted checkout," said Malay Kundu, formerly CEO of StopLift and now General Manager of Computer Vision Solutions at NCR. "Retailers always suspected that self-checkouts would be highly prone to scan-avoidance, and our technology has certainly found this to be the case."

NCR's technology flags scan-avoided merchandise and unscanned merchandise left in the shopping cart - and sends a real-time alert to the attendant via wrist device or to the self-checkout screen itself. Now the attendant can take immediate and appropriate action before the customer leaves the checkout.

The AI technology also addresses ticket switching, e.g. a dishonest customer covering the bar code label of an expensive item with the bar code label of a cheaper item. Another ticket switching practice is a customer stacking an expensive item like steak over a cheap item like ramen noodles and passing them over the scanner. In some cases, a dishonest customer will even have the cheap item's barcode taped to their wrist or in their palm as they make it appear that they are scanning the more expensive item.





Whitepaper: The Retail and Hospitality CISO's Guide to Preparing
for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

CISO members of The Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) announced the release of a TLP White CISO's Guide to Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

The RH-ISAC has partnered with its members and leading industry experts to produce this guide as a source for relevant and actionable insights to help cybersecurity leaders in retail and hospitality improve their understanding of and ability to prepare for CCPA compliance. The guide focuses on relevant articles and sections from the CCPA to maximize usability for companies of all sizes.

RH-ISAC Vice President of Membership and Operations, Jennifer McGoldrick-Stenberg stated, "The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was enacted to support consumer privacy. To help cybersecurity leaders prepare for CCPA, the RH-ISAC and experts from our membership community have come together to produce an industry guide as a source for relevant and actionable insights." rhisac.org

California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 - Beginning January 1, 2020

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Battling Fraud and Cybercrime with Machine Learning
From the retail and payments processing industries to financial services and insurance, machine and deep learning solutions are now essential weapons in the fight against fraud.

As a global payment processor with more than 2 billion cards in use around the world, Mastercard engages in a constant fight against fraud. The company processes around 165 million transactions per hour, and every one of those transactions must be examined in real time for signs of fraud.

To accomplish this mind-boggling task, Mastercard relies on the power of high performance computing (HPC) systems driving machine learning algorithms. These algorithms apply 1.9 million rules to each transaction in a matter of milliseconds. These rules examine things like the cardholders' buying habits, geographic locations and travel patterns, along with real-time data on card usage - such as what they are trying to buy and where they are trying to buy it.

None of this would be possible without machine learning algorithms.

In a few words, machine learning is simply the process of training a system by feeding large amounts of data into an algorithm to help the system learn how to perform a task. Machine learning is one of the most fundamental building blocks for the AI solutions used in the fight against fraud, cybercrime and similar threats to the enterprise.

Machine and deep learning solutions are now on the frontlines in the battle against fraud and cybercrime in industries ranging from retail and payments processing to financial services and insurance. And with new Ready Solutions that make AI systems easier to deploy, IT teams now have easier access to the weapons they need to fight back in a manner that better protects the enterprise and its customers. cio.com

NYC's Real-Time Cyber Defense Platform
Two years after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio created the NYC Cyber Command to lead the Big Apple's cybersecurity defense efforts, the team built an open-source, cloud-based data pipeline to serve as a security log aggregation platform that analysts could use to quickly detect and mitigate threats to city networks and systems.

In accordance with its cloud-first strategy, NYC Cyber Command built the pipeline on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Google products such as Cloud Pub/Sub, a scalable data analytics product that facilitates data ingestion. Security events are published to Cloud Pub/Sub and then pull subscriptions make the data available to log parsers and other services via Google's Cloud Dataflow, a fully managed service for stream and batch processing that puts the data in formats security analysts can use.

"We have data coming from external vendors, and all this data is ingested through Pub/Sub, and Pub/Sub pushes it through to Dataflow, which can parse or enrich the data," said Noam Dorogoyer, a data engineer and IT project specialist at the command. "The way the data comes in can be simple such as comma-separated. Other times it's a mess. There is not a common format among the vendors." gcn.com

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Sensormatic, the brand synonymous with retail loss prevention, now offers innovative store performance solutions that help improve operations, optimize profitability and create memorable shopper experiences. Hear from their experts how Sensormatic's Shrink Management as a Service (SMaaS) empowers LP professionals to more strategically manage shrink with predictive analytics and shoplifting insights, and why Sensormatic's new InFuzion Tag is a gamechanger for the industry.

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Report: Zulily Plans Layoffs Amid Streamlining Of Merchandise, Studio Teams
Zulily is laying off employees at corporate offices in Seattle and Columbus, Ohio as part of a restructuring effort, according to a Zulily spokesperson and an internal memo from CEO Jeff Yurcisin first published by GeekWire. The retailer did not disclose the number of employees being laid off, but Yurcisin revealed the company will streamline its merchandising and studio departments.

Yurcisin began the memo saying that the company was at "a critical inflection point" that required changes to the business. "We will also be increasing our investment in technology, the user experience and other areas to help support speed and agility as we experiment and innovate to build our fun and addictive shopping experience," Yurcisin said. retailtouchpoints.com

Survey: Just how damaging are negative online reviews?
Forty-eight percent of online consumers have left a negative review online, with nearly three-quarters (73%) having done so in the last year, according to new survey of 100 U.S. retailers and 2,000 consumers from ERP platform provider Brightpearl. Almost eight in 10 shoppers (79%) say that it is "very" or "somewhat" likely that they would leave a negative review following a bad experience, and 45% will share a negative retail experience with someone else to warn them off a particular brand.

However, by focusing on one key area of the online shopping experience, retailers can reduce the likelihood of negative online reviews. Survey results reveal that 77% of all one-to-three-star feedback left by online shoppers were related to problems after the buy button, such as issues with delivery or returns.

Retailers have largely not addressed the post-purchase e-commerce experience. Only 13% of retail respondents have invested in technology or solutions to help address the issues that most commonly cause poor feedback and ratings, such as problems with receiving items on time or overly complicated returns. chainstoreage.com

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East Stroudsburg, PA: Cellphone thieves strike multiple times in Poconos
They are incredibly fast and very good at what they do. They can slip in and out of a building like a Navy Seal team, grab the goods and disappear as fast as they came. They don't leave fingerprints or evidence for that matter. They are professional burglary teams and they've been roaming the Poconos, scouting the area for quick scores. They've scored big time at least twice at Best Buy at the Shoppes at Stroud on Route 611, looting the store of expensive iPhones, said Stroud Area Regional Police Chief Jennifer Lyon. After a three week inquiry by a reporter, Lyon on Monday disclosed the big box store had been struck not once, as previously reported, but twice by a professional theft ring. SARP, after questions from the media, confirmed in May that Best Buy had been the victim of an $80,000 heist around Easter. Reports later began to circulate that what happened in April was actually the second time the store had been hit. Lyon confirmed those reports on Monday. poconorecord.com

Natchez, MS: Arrests made in Two-State ORC crime spree
Adams County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested three people they said were involved in a two-state crime spree over the weekend. Calvin "Cotton" Perry and Timothy "TJ" Caldwell were found to be in possession of a large number of tools stolen from a business on Starnes Drive, said Travis Patten, Adams County sheriff, and then attempting to pawn some of the stolen tools and sell them on the street. "On Sunday, deputies were able to track Perry and Tolbert to a (motel) room ... on Seargent S. Prentiss Drive and were taken into custody without incident," Patten said. "Deputies were also able to recover some of the stolen property that was sold in Vidalia." "Other arrests will be forthcoming on people that helped sell the stolen merchandise," Patten said. "The time and effort that the deputies put into these arrests shows the dedication and compassion that they have. They got the trail, kept beating the bushes and were able to apprehend the suspects and get most of the property back. I am very proud of them." natchezdemocrat.com

Citrus Heights, CA: Hooded Suspects Caught On Camera Stealing From Ulta
Police say multiple women in hooded sweatshirts stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a Citrus Heights Ulta Sunday around noon. The incident was caught on camera by a customer, showing the woman clearing shelves and filling their reusable shopping bags. As soon as the suspects left the store, employees contacted Citrus Heights Police, and officers arrived within 10 minutes. Officers said approximately a few thousand dollars worth of merchandise was stolen in the incident. cbslocal.com

Westport, CT: Police Arrest 3 in $4,800 Ulta Beauty theft
Three shoplifting suspects were arrested after they stole $4,779 worth of merchandise from Ulta Beauty on the Post Road and then fled officers in a vehicle, according to police. Employees of the store called police Aug. 5 to notify them about a possible shoplifting in progress. An employee recognized two suspects from a previous shoplifting incident. Fairfield Police stopped the fleeing vehicle, 2 adults and a juvenile were arrested. The female suspect had four outstanding arrest warrants for failure to appear and violation of probation and an outstanding arrest warrant out of New Hampshire for larceny. patch.com

Pembroke Pines, FL: Police search for thieves who stole $1,600 in golf equipment from Dick's Sporting Goods
The Pembroke Pines Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who they said stole from the sporting goods store, located in the area of Southwest Second Street and South Flamingo Road, at around 7:40 p.m. on July 23. Officials said he took off with nearly $1,600 worth of golf club equipment. wsvn.com

Clearwater, FL: Police seek suspects in Burlington Coat Factory theft
Clearwater police are asking for the public's help in identifying four suspects who are accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a Burlington Coat Factory. The Clearwater Police Department released surveillance photos of the thieves in question entering the store. wfla.com

Concord, CA: Family Of Shoplifters Caught On Video Stealing Lego Set From Toy Store
Man, woman and child work together in a coordinated distraction theft

Franklin Park, IL: Jewel-Osco reports theft of cart full of Baby formula and Alcohol

North Attleboro, MA: Man pleads Not Guilty in the theft of $1,200 of Nintendo Gaming systems from Walmart

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Shootings & Deaths

Williamsport, PA: Customer killed, clerk wounded in attempted robbery at C-Store
A convenience store customer is dead and a clerk wounded in what Williamsport police say was an attempted robbery Sunday night. Little information has been released about the shooting, which occurred about 9:10 p.m. in the Uni-Mart. City Police Chief Damon Hagen said Monday he did not know the condition of the wounded clerk. wnep.com

Fort Worth, TX: Man dies of multiple gunshot wounds outside Laundromat
Police are investigating the death of a man who was shot multiple times outside a laundromat Monday night. Officers patrolling in the area heard gunshots just before 10 p.m. on Las Vegas Trail, police said. They called for backup, then discovered a man lying in a field outside the laundromat. dallasnews.com

Omaha, NE: Police warn of False Online story about Foiled Mass Shooting Plot at Westroads Mall
The Omaha Police Department posted on their Facebook Monday that they're aware of a fake online story published by City News reporting an active shooting threat in Omaha. The website attributes information to OPD and says a 32-year-old man was heading to Westroads Mall and arrested with two assault weapons. Omaha Police say the incident did not happen, but gives the department an opportunity to discuss training to prepare for critical incidents. 3newsnow.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Update: Oxford, OH: Suspects in Verizon store Armed Robbery
part of multi-state ring

Suspects in the robbery of an Oxford Verizon store last month are believed to be part of a group committing crimes in multiple states, police said. The robbery involved two men, both armed with Glock 9mm handguns, who around 3:40 p.m. July 26 held up the Verizon Wireless location at 4965 College Corner Pike. The men took products and cash, according to police. A day later, Oxford police released security photos of the suspects and asked for help in identifying them. On Monday, police said Oxford investigators are working with local, state, and federal partners throughout the Midwest to identify the suspects and file criminal charges against the two people in the store as well as any possible accomplices. journal-news.com

Pasco County, FL: Disbarred attorney accused of stealing from Home Depot
Months after he allegedly set fire to a 47-foot yacht, a disbarred lawyer in New Port Richey has found himself in more legal trouble. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said Joshua Stewart, 41, was busted shoplifting at a Home Depot store in Port Richey. According to reports, Stewart was suspended in 2015, and later disbarred for an unrelated felony charge. In October 2018, he allegedly set fire to a family's yacht. He faces charges of retail theft and drug possession. wfla.com

Elyria, OH: Suspect arrested for the AT&T Armed Robbery


Credit Card Fraud

Campbell, CA: Woman used stolen credit card to buy $4,200 in Gift Cards from multiple Safeway stores

Hoover, AL: Suspect wanted for Credit Card Fraud; attempted to purchase nearly $2,000 in merchandise



Washington County, MD: Man sentenced to 18 months for Assaulting a Walmart Greeter
Clifford Demetrius Washington Jr., 38, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault for throwing a 61-year-old Walmart employee to the floor when she asked to see a receipt for a shopping cart full of merchandise he was pushing out of the store. heraldmailmedia.com

Detroit, MI: Man sentenced to 15 years in Federal Prison for Gun Store Robbery



C-Store - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Robbery
C-Store - Davenport, IA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Oklahoma City, OK - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Columbus, OH - Burglary
C-Store - Laconia, NH - Burglary
C-Store - Jersey County, NJ - Burglary
C-Store - Greene County, NJ - Burglary
Cellphone store - Tuskegee, AL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Craven County, NC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Accomack County, VA - Armed Robbery
Gun Shop - Fredericksburg, VA - Burglary
• Jewelry store - Cerritos, CA - Robbery
• Jewelry store - Woodbridge, NJ - Robbery
Liquor store - Orange County, CA - Burglary
Liquor store - Alamogordo, NM - Burglary
Pawn Shop - Fort Walton Beach, FL - Burglary
Restaurant - Panama City, FL - Armed Robbery
Tobacco store - Palmetto Bay, FL - Burglary
Vape store - Riverton, WY - Burglary
Verizon - Riverton, WY - Burglary
Walmart - Rexberg, ID - Burglary
7-Eleven - Denton, TX - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Suffolk, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Salt Lake City, UT - Robbery/ Assault


Daily Totals:
12 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed





Kristie Curtis named Business Development Manager, Signature Brands
for Genetec

Genetec is proud to announce Kristie has joined the Signature Brands Business Development team responsible for the Retail, Financial, Hospitality, Gaming and Venue Vertical Markets in the Western United States for Genetec. Kristie was previously a National Account Manager for ADT before taking her new role with Genetec. Prior to that, she was a NAM with Stanley Security from 2013-2018. Kristie started in Physical Security as a solutions provider with Kastle Systems in 2009 and possesses deep knowledge in video, access control, emergency communications and fire/intrusion systems. Congratulations!
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Seems like the longer a process goes, the harder it is for everyone to stay focused on the initial purpose and maintain the enthusiasm as when it began. Time and difficulty have their impact, but maintaining the passion and enthusiasm is up to each person. With the last step seemingly the easiest, it is usually the most critical step of all and many tend to approach it as if it is a mere formality when, in reality, that last step can be the biggest and, if you do not watch out, it could be a step right off the cliff.

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