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'Nobody's immune': More retail bankruptcies are looming
Retailers have been closing stores and filing for bankruptcy at staggering rates, and there's still more fallout to come, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service. "Nobody's immune," the analysts wrote in the report.

The share of retailers that Moody's covers and that have the weakest liquidity scores - meaning they will likely default within the next year - has risen to 10%, up from 6% in December 2016. Moody's has identified 22 retailers - up from 19 in February - that are "heavily distressed" and in danger of defaulting.

Department stores are in the most trouble, while at the other end of the spectrum, discount and dollar stores are seeing fairly healthy growth. That's because shoppers developed a habit during the recession of visiting discount stores and avoiding paying full price for anything. Many never returned to shopping full price after the economy started recovering. businessinsider.com

Lowe's to lay off delivery workers across the country
Lowe's is continuing to reduce its U.S. staff, confirming Aug. 3 layoffs of "an undisclosed number of delivery workers nationwide" and the outsourcing of their work, The Charlotte Observer reports.

Lowe's, which is headquartered near Charlotte in Mooreseville, North Carolina, told the Charlotte newspaper that the latest job cuts are a reaction to "'the growing demand for timely delivery,' including next-day delivery." The layoffs are at stores "in markets where the increased demand for delivery exceeds Lowe's current capacity," the article says.

The big-box retailer has already eliminated about 3,000 U.S. jobs this year, including in-store positions and corporate headquarters jobs, and moved others to India. Lowe's operates more than 2,000 retail stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. hardwareretailing.com

UK: Fashion retailer River Island reduces theft by 60% in flagship Oxford Street store with EAS tags
River Island has reported a reduction in retail theft of 60% on security-tagged garments at Marble Arch Park House on Oxford Street, its largest UK store.

The fashion retailer achieved the result, based on a 12 month period from April 2016, after their its protection team made the switch to EAS device the Concept Tag.

The switch also saw a reduction in theft on non-tagged items by 27% at the store, with would-be thieves being deterred from coming into a store entirely once they realised the change had been made.

Helen Tierney, senior profit protection manager at River Island, said: "When we agreed to trial the Concept Tag I knew it would help reduce our retail losses from theft. However, I didn't expect it to be as effective as it's been so far - or so quickly."

The fashion retailer installed the Concept Tag at all three of its Oxford Street stores, as well as a fourth in Rotterdam's Lijnbaan shopping district, in April 2016 for a 12 month trial. Approximately 60,000 tags were sent to each store.

Agon Systems - creators of the 'The Concept Tag' - has since sent the device to a further ten stores, with two more to follow later this year in the Netherlands and Sweden.

An initial trial with JD Sports in 2014 saw the Concept Tag installed in 12 regional flagship stores, with the majority showing reduction in tagged item theft of 50-65%.

The device subsequently won the 'Best Newcomer' prize at the 2016 Retail Fraud Awards. retailtimes.co.uk

Study: Intelligent Video Surveillance Key To Retail Business Growth In Singapore
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), unveils the findings of Video Surveillance Solutions in Singapore, a research study commissioned by Milestone Systems. The study revealed that while satisfaction with video surveillance continues to remain high, few firms are fully taking advantage of intelligent video solutions, beyond basic functions such as surveillance today.

92 percent of surveyed retail businesses are satisfied with their current video surveillance solutions, with more than 50 percent of businesses recognizing basic benefits of video surveillance for security (96 percent), live recordings (61 percent), and entry and exit logs (53 percent). Despite this, video surveillance is still only seen as a necessary business cost, rather than a tool which can help optimize business processes to drive growth. Just under half of businesses surveyed (47 percent) were unable to assess the true benefits of video surveillance solutions and how it has improved staff productivity or profitability, but instead merely view video surveillance as a measure against security threats. Organizations, in particular, remain unaware of additional functions such as facial recognition and heat mapping, that can help improve operational efficiency by generating a strategic overview of their processes and/or customers. sourcesecurity.com

From 26 Hours to Just Seconds
How blockchain technology helps multinational retailers combat rampant food fraud

In demand by multinational retailers and food producers, Inscatech and its agents scour supply chains around the world hunting for evidence of food industry fraud and malpractice. In the eight years since he founded the New York-based firm, Mithcell Weinberg, 52, says China continues to be a key growth area for fraudsters as well as those developing technologies trying to counter them.

"Statistically we're uncovering fraud about 70 percent of the time, but in China it's very close to 100 percent," he said. "It's pervasive, it's across food groups, and it's anything you can possibly imagine."

While adulteration has been a bugbear of consumers since prehistoric wine was first diluted with saltwater, scandals in China over the past decade - from melamine-laced baby formula, to rat-meat dressed as lamb - have seen the planet's largest food-producing and consuming nation become a hotbed of corrupted, counterfeit, and contaminated food.

Weinberg's company is developing molecular markers and genetic fingerprints to help authenticate natural products and sort genuine foodstuffs from the fakes. Another approach companies are pursuing uses digital technology to track and record the provenance of food from farm to plate.

Some of the biggest food companies are backing technology that grew out of the anarchic world of crypto-currencies. It's called blockchain, essentially a shared, cryptographically secure ledger of transactions.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, was one of the first to get on board, just completing a trial using blockchain technology to track pork in China, where it has more than 400 stores. The time taken to track the meat's supply chain was cut from 26 hours to just seconds using blockchain, and the scope of the project is being widened to other products, said Frank Yiannas, Wal-Mart's vice president for food safety. mybroadband.co.za

Study: Retailers still need to bridge gap between digital, physical touchpoints
Despite retailers' efforts to deliver sophisticated shopping experiences, crucial gaps between digital and in-store touchpoints still exist. That's according to "The State of Omnichannel Commerce: A Mystery Shopping Study." The report, from Kibo, assessed the personalization and omnichannel sophistication across 30 popular and growing retailers' desktop, mobile and in-store buying touchpoints.

While retailers are making progress in their journey toward an omnichannel reality, there are still several gaps across even the most mature companies. Among the areas that are in need of improvement include fulfillment and inventory, personalization, pricing consistency and in-store signage.

When it comes to fulfillment and inventory, 87% of retailers provided a product locator on their website, yet only 35% displayed quantity of inventory available. A majority (97%) of store associates could access inventory levels. Of these associates, 66% had to be at a terminal behind the counter, and only one-third utilized handheld or mobile technology to provide a seamless experience. While 24% could locate inventory, they could not place the order for the shopper, data revealed.

Retailers that close these gaps will be the winners of tomorrow's retail industry, while those who do not take action will risk long-term sales growth and customer loyalty. drugstorenews.com

Cops With a Twist: New Tactic in Police, Community Relations
Officers in small-town Salisbury, N.C. and Columbia, S.C. are sending officers out in ice-cream trucks to hand out free treats, joining other good-humored cops from Cleveland to Milwaukee. The ice-cream initiative comes after highly publicized police shootings in many cities across the country have eroded trust between neighborhoods and police.

Ice cream and other community-oriented policing efforts focus on preventing crime rather than just responding to it. Many departments, with the encouragement of the Obama administration, strengthened community-policing programs, which rely on frequent contact with residents. Proponents subscribe to the "broken window" theory, where officers seek to stamp out minor infractions of the law in hopes of deterring major ones.

Police departments have a long history of community outreach, with baseball youth leagues and school antidrug programs. Many now are experimenting with "coffee with a cop" sessions, choirs, impromptu dance-offs and backyard Slip 'n' Slides. The effectiveness of such programs is unproven compared with strategies like putting more officers on foot patrol. And some cities are seeing violent crime increase despite their embrace of efforts like citizen-training academies, where residents learn what it's like to be a police officer. wsj.com

World Trade Center Retail Tries to Find Its Footing
As its first-year anniversary approaches, the $1.4 billion World Trade Center, hailed as a milestone in lower Manhattan's recovery from the 2001 terrorist attacks, is still a work in progress.

The shopping component, Westfield World Trade Center, debuted its first phase of shops in the soaring, white transit hub last Aug. 16 to the promise of immense pedestrian traffic from tourists and the thousands of office workers in the mixed-use complex. But the project has faced hefty challenges amid a choppy retail environment as the retail landlord, Westfield Corp., tries to operate a mall in a site still under construction.

So far the results have been mixed. While most of the space that can be occupied is open, a handful of retailers have closed their doors or delayed openings. In addition, Westfield still has at least a year wait for a portion of prime space that has been leased. foxbusiness.com

T.J. Maxx's Revised $8.5M Employee Wage Deal OK'd
A California federal judge preliminarily approved on Thursday T.J. Maxx's previously rejected $8.5 million deal resolving wage and hour claims brought by 83,000 retail store workers, finding that the revised version of the settlement better defines the relief offered to various workers. law360.com

Office Depot Workers' $2.9M Deal In Wage Case Gets Initial OK
A federal magistrate judge on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a $2.9 million deal to settle a suit against Office Depot Inc. from a group of certified classes of assistant store managers who claim they were shorted on wages and overtime. law360.com



Tulsa, OK: Tornado causes a roof to collapse at TGI Friday's, trapping 8 people inside
An uncommon August tornado struck Tulsa early Sunday, damaging buildings, toppling utility poles and injuring around 30 people. Eight people were hospitalized after a TGI Fridays restaurant collapsed, trapping people inside. nbcnews.com





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Arrest made in suspect of selling stolen Led Zeppelin record
on eBay

Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man for felony theft. A local consumer contacted Acoustic Sounds, 605 W. North Street in Salina after purchasing a Led Zeppelin album online, according to Salina Police Sgt. James Feldman The consumer told the Salina based store that the album came in an Acoustic Sounds package but was not being sold by the store's account. An investigation into the account revealed other items for sale belonging to Acoustic Sounds. Feldman said that authorities were able to track the personal eBay account to 33-year-old Cody Hackney, an employee at the store. A warrant to search his residence uncovered more stolen items, including an SME Precision Turntable valued at $20,000. Read more here.

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DoJ Launches Framework for Business Vulnerability Disclosure Programs
The US Department of Justice has released a framework to help businesses develop formal vulnerability disclosure programs. More businesses are adopting vulnerability disclosure programs to better detect security problems that could lead to data compromise and disruption.

Some informally accept vulnerability reports with no structured process; others have formal programs with policies to dictate how they accept vulnerabilities and share the information with those affected. These policies may also include authorized methods for finding flaws in a business' systems, services, and products.

The framework, created by the Criminal Division's Cybersecurity Unit, provides a process for designing and administering a program, as well as a set of considerations that could help inform vulnerability disclosure policies. It doesn't specify the goals and structure for these programs as every business has different goals and priorities. Read more details here.  darkreading.com

Bill Aims to Retrain Industrial Workers with In-Demand Cybersecurity Skills
Companies that offer their employees cybersecurity training and education would receive tax breaks under a new legislative proposal. The New Collar Jobs Act, sponsored by Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., and Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H., would amend the IRS code to create a tax credit for businesses that enroll their workers in undergraduate or graduate programs that teach cybersecurity skills. shrm.org

Fraud School
Cybercriminals study-up on CC fraud with their own webinars and online classes

We all know that cybercriminals don't operate alone. Benefiting from a rich ecosystem that provides supporting infrastructure, malware and money services, even less sophisticated actors can turn a profit. Lately we've seen an influx of extremely professional online tutorials designed to educate bad actors on the latest fraud tactics and tools. Complete with webinars, instructors and reading material, these online courses also provide insights that defenders can use to protect against this increasingly popular threat.

Here is just a glimpse into what students can learn from one class that costs nearly $1,000 and is conducted in Russian, targeting fraudsters in that geography:

How to find shops that sell credit card details. Alphabay, one of the largest marketplaces for illicit goods, was recently shut down, but a Google search returns almost 25,000 results of other shops that traffic in credit card information. Many of the sites are scams so choosing a "reputable" one can be difficult. In the course, students are pointed to six carding sites in particular and advised to look for shops with capabilities that allow them to check and see if the card is still in use and has a worthwhile balance.

How to socially engineer individuals. A weeklong lecture series focuses on how to build local knowledge and rapport with the target. Fraudsters aren't blindly putting card numbers into retail sites hoping to make a purchase. They are being trained to learn the target's surrounding and processes to make more money in more ways and evade detection.

How to cash out. Fraudsters are coached on three main ways to make a profit - direct purchase, agent fraud and through the use of drops and middlemen. For direct purchases, they target sites that are "card-able," meaning susceptible to fraudulent purchases as a result of lax security controls. Agent fraud involves impersonating an agent, for example from an airline or hotel, making a reservation in the cardholder's name, and then changing the reservation name once the card is authorised. The use of drops and middlemen includes a range of techniques that involve duping individuals and legitimate delivery companies to reship stolen goods and counterfeit money to safe addresses. gulfnews.com

From Russia With Love
Russian Botnet Creator Receives 46-Month Prison Sentence

A federal court sentenced the Russian creator and operator of the Ebury botnet to a 46-month prison sentence and issued an order to have him deported after he's released from prison, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.

Maxim Senakh, 41, pleaded guilty March 28 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Senakh and his co-conspirators created and operated a botnet using the Ebury malware, which harvests log-on credentials from infected servers. Senakh used the botnet for various spam attacks and click-through fraud schemes, according to the DOJ.

The botnet generated millions of dollars in revenue from the tens of thousands of infected servers around the world. darkreading.com

Italian Man Convicted in $120K 'Click-Fraud' Scheme
A Brooklyn federal jury on Friday convicted an Italian man prosecutors said created a global network of hijacked computers with obtaining unauthorized information, acquitting him of the more serious charges of cyber intrusion, wire fraud and conspiracy.

Federal prosecutors had accused Fabio Gasperini of creating an army of 150,000 computers and running an auto-click scheme that defrauded online advertisers. In two weeks of testimony, prosecutors had presented evidence that Gasperini stole about $120,000, along with TV passwords and other information, as a result of the scheme that exploited a vulnerability in the storage servers of one of the world's leading data storage manufacturers. law360.com

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Order Online, Pick-up in Store
Increasingly Popular With Both Customers and Fraudsters

This seemingly easy process, however, exposes online retailers to a range of fraud-related vulnerabilities. Take for example the fact that there's no shipping address for them to utilize in their fraud prevention system. Shipping addresses are useful for cross-checking against the billing address (in turn verified via AVS), matching against 3rd party databases, and matching against the proximity of the IP address.

Furthermore, since customers pick up their purchase in a store, retailers could theoretically protect themselves and work around the shipping address issue by verifying that the person picking up the merchandise actually has the credit card that was used to place the order and that they have a valid ID which matches the name on the card. Yet in practice, there are legitimate reasons why the person picking up the product at the store isn't the same person who ordered it online. A parent could have placed and paid for the order, but sent their son or daughter to retrieve it. A small business could have placed an order and sent an employee to pick it up. Such cases prevent retailers from successfully using ID or possession of the credit card as proof of identity.

Therefore, the burden of fraud prevention shifts to the online portion of the process.

To protect themselves from fraud while at the same time offering convenience to their customers, online retailers can employ two basic tactics:

Collect more data during the online ordering: Website beacons (small pieces of additional code which track and gather info from visitors) are particularly useful for this. Useful data includes device fingerprinting, proxy detection and browsing history (what was their browsing session like? Does it match what you'd expect from a legitimate order?). Of course, more data collected means more data to weigh and consider. It's no wonder that machine learning is becoming a standard tool in this space.

Use manual review only for extremely tricky cases which get declined: Remember the old advice about credit cards: "only use in an emergency"? Adopt that as your new mantra for manual review. themerkle.com

How to Prevent Online Fraud from Hitting Your Business
Consumers feel safe using their credit and debit cards for purchases, knowing that if their card information is stolen, they'll be protected. But what about the many businesses that process those payments every day? Some consumers assume that credit card providers take the loss when someone makes a fraudulent purchase on a card. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case.

As many merchants learn the hard way, when a stolen credit card runs through their system, they lose. At the very least, they've provided products or services without being paid for them. And in many cases, banks are forcing merchants to bear the burden of the charges, even when they've followed their merchant agreements to the letter.

Merchants can reduce their risk by putting measures in place to protect themselves. Here are some recommended fraud-reduction techniques that can help stop these transactions before they go through.

Invest in the latest technology. If you have a brick-and-mortar location, make sure you have EMV-compliant equipment.

Use AVS and CVV. Online merchants should use Address Verification Service (AVS) to match billing addresses to the address on record for a card. Additionally, require customers to enter the three-digit CVV number located on the back of the card to prevent orders being placed using stolen credit card numbers.

Require a delivery signature. This will make it easier to prove a package arrived at its destination. If customers realize you ship this way, it will also deter fraud.

Act right away. If you suspect a fraudulent transaction has taken place, contact your payment processor immediately. You may be able to mitigate damages by taking action early. inc.com

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Chicago Ridge, IL: Shoplifter Swipes Over $43,000 Worth Of Gold Earrings From Sears
An alleged jewel thief is being held on a $200,000 warrant after he heisted thousands of dollars in jewelry from the Chicago Ridge Sears, prosecutors said. Raymond Garvin, 63, appeared before Cook County Judge Peter Felice on a felony retail theft charge. Garvin is accused cutting a security alarm on a display case and walking out of the shopping mall with $43,708 worth of assorted gold earrings. There was some question of whether or not Sears was able to get it's merchandise back, but Garvin's attorney told the judge that the jewelry was recovered. patch.com

ATF Warning: A gun is stolen every two minutes
The ATF, which is responsible for oversight of the gun industry, has been particularly concerned about burglaries and robberies of gun stores, finding that the former have increased 48 percent and the latter 175 percent between 2012 and 2016. During this period, nearly 31,500 guns were stolen from gun stores. But it's not just gun stores that are targets for thieves. In 2015 gun owners reported $164 million worth of guns stolen nationwide. nwaonline.com

Marshall, TX: Police identify suspects in $2,000 Walmart theft
A group of juveniles who stole $2,000 worth of merchandise from a Walmart has now been identified. According to Marshall PD, on July 21 at approximately 2 a.m., three black males and two black females entered Walmart located in Marshall. Police said they filled their shopping carts with over $2,000 worth of merchandise and then left the store through an emergency exit where they loaded the merchandise into a gold or tan GMC Yukon with unknown license plates. kswo.com

Melbourne, Australia: Violent Youth Gang terrorizes workers at three C-Stores
CCTV shows a terrified staff member lock himself in a safe room as 10 masked youths ransack his store. But the thugs rush in after him, smashing through the glass and dragging him back out into the store. The violent robbery occurred at 3.30 Sunday morning at the Rockbank BP. The gang used hammers to smash everything in sight - even a staff member's car. On Friday night an attendant at the Laverton BP was chased into the back room and struck on the arm with a machete. More than $30,000 of cigarettes were taken over the three nights. yahoo.com

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Shootings & Death

San Fernando Valley, CA: Food 4 Less Security Guard fatally stabbed by Shoplifter stealing beer
Police have arrested a man suspected of fatally stabbing a security guard who tried to stop him from stealing beer. Police Officer Victoria White said the suspect tried to shoplift from a Food 4 Less grocery store in the Sylmar neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley Sunday afternoon. She said the guard followed the suspect out of the store, and during a confrontation on the sidewalk the man fatally stabbed the guard. montereyherald.com

Fresno, CA: Store Owner's Son Shot and Killed attempting to stop an Armed Robbery; 2 Juveniles in Custody
Fresno P.D. says two juveniles have been arrested for related charges to the murder and robbery investigation in Southeast Fresno. Police say after the two juveniles ran away from the incident, detectives were able to track down the car and that's when officers were able to arrest the two juveniles. They say the two crooks were trying to run out of the store when 22-year-old Christopher Leon tried to stop them. Police say that's when a physical altercation started outside the store and on of the suspects pulled out a gun. Leon was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. Homicide Investigators say they are following-up on additional leads for outstanding suspects involved in the case. kmph.com



Louisville, KY: 1 confirmed dead in Outer Loop Walmart shooting
Police are investigating after a man was shot in the parking lot of an Okolona Walmart. Police responded to the 4800 block of Outer Loop, across from Jefferson Mall. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a male shot to death inside of a car. Police have released few details in the shooting but say they do have a person of interest and are speaking to them. whas11.com


Roanoke, VA: Shooting outside Family Dollar kills 1, injures another
Police say a woman who was shot has died from her injuries. The shooter has been identified as 48 year old Kimberly Gallop of Roanoke. They say a driving altercation between two vehicles ended up in the parking lot of that store. One female gets out of her car and shot into the second vehicle, hitting a man and a woman. There were children the car, but they were not injured in the shooting. wsls.com


Huntsville, AL: One injured in Bridge Street Shopping Centre shooting, suspect in custody
A teenager is in custody following a Saturday night shooting at Bridge Street Shopping Centre in Huntsville. The 15-year-old reportedly shot a 16-year-old male just outside the Monaco theater around 9:30p.m. Saturday. The victim was transported to the hospital in serious condition. Police report Sunday morning that the victim is expected to survive. The shooter turned himself to authorities shortly after the shooting. mysuncoast.com


New Straitsville, OH: Man acting erratically Attacks Police is shot and killed inside C-Store

Robberies & Thefts

Tucson, AZ: Five Arrested in Super Pawn Smash and Grab Robbery
The group entered the shop around 3 p.m. on Saturday, armed with a pepper spray, sledgehammers and bats. One man sprayed customers and employees with pepper spray and demanded they get on the ground. The men then used the sledgehammers and bats to break display cases. They ran from the scene with stolen guns and jewelry. After interviewing witnesses and analyzing the scene, officers were able to locate all the men in the surrounding neighborhood. All 25 people inside the store during the robbery were evaluated by Tucson Fire crews. No one was taken to the hospital. kvoa.com

Calhoun, GA: Shoplifting Woman Attempts to Slam Car into Wal-Mart and a Police Officer
Police said that while responding to a shoplifting in progress the suspects nearly caused serious injury to store goers after driving at a high rate of speed towards Wal-Mart over the weekend. Reports stated that when a police officer pulled in front of the getaway vehicle the driver made an evasive move, then turned the vehicle toward the store and drove at a high rate of speed. Reports went on to say that an officer, who was on foot, stepped into the path of the vehicle and drew his gun, then pointed it toward the suspects.
The officer said that the driver then accelerated toward the officer before eventually stopping as the car touched the officer's legs. coosavalleynews.com

La Vista, NE: Beauty Brands shoplifter ends her High Speed chase in a ditch
A short pursuit through La Vista ended in a crash Sunday. Police were called to Beauty Brands for a reported shoplift. When officers arrived the woman suspected of shoplifting drove off at a high rate of speed. Sarpy County Sheriff's Deputies said during the pursuit, she drove through a back yard and behind businesses in the neighborhood. The woman crashed through two fences and nearly hit a parked car. The woman crossed four lanes of traffic before she went into a ditch. wowt.com

Chino Hills, CA: Chick-Fil-A Manager Conned Out Of Cash
Police say Thursday night, a thief tricked a Chick-fil-A manager in Chino Hills out of cash from registers and a safe. Investigators say someone called the restaurant pretending to be the Chief Financial Officer for the Chick-fil-A corporation. The suspect told the employee that the franchise operator owed them money and was under investigation - then demanded that all the money be collected from the safe and cash registers. The employee was then ordered to purchase pre-paid green dot debit cards from a nearby convenience store and asked to provide the serial numbers on the back of those cards. The franchise operator wouldn't answer questions about how much money was stolen. cbslocal.com



Yorkville, Canada: 25-pound crystal stolen off engagement ring sculpture outside jewelry store
In the video, the thief pries the diamond off the top of the seven-foot sculpture with a hammer. The crystal has a US$7,000 value, according to the owners. The crystal has been a fixture in the neighborhood since it's unveiling at the store in December 2016. globalnews.ca






Austin, TX: Man accused of robbing 11 stores across Central Texas arrested

Piercing Pagoda in Las Vegas South Premium Outlets, Las Vegas, NV reported a Grab & Run on 8/5, items valued at $1,018

New Zealand: Tobacco industry blames price hikes, taxes for driving Nationwide Robbery spike

 

Fire & Arson



Egg Harbor NJ: ShopRite Roof Fire evacuates building
Smoke and flames rose from ShopRite's roof Sunday afternoon as about 30 firefighters battled a blaze that prompted an evacuation of the supermarket. No injuries were reported, authorities said. pressofatlanticcity.com

 


Adel Food Mart - Adel, GA - Armed Robbery/ suspect wounded by Police
Brother's Food Mart - Kenner, LA - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
Corner Store - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
GCR Tires - Jasper, AL - Burglary
La Lupita Grocery - Coralville, IA - Armed Robbery
Liberty Cash Market - Petersburg, VA - Armed Robbery
Lucky's C-Store - Lufkin, TX - Robbery
OfficeMax - Victorville, CA - Robbery
Shell - Forney, TX - Armed Robbery
Stereo and DJ Outlet - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery/ Suspect shot, killed son of Owner
Stop IN Food - Lynchburg, VA -Armed Robbery
SuperDay - St. Paul, MN - Armed Robbery/ shooting - clerk wounded
Super Pawn - Tucson, AZ - Armed Robbery
The Card Guys - Corpus Christi, TX - Burglary
The Love Shack - San Angelo, TX - Robbery
Title Pawn - Valdosta, GA - Armed Robbery
Top Shelf's Spirits - Henrietta, TX - Burglary
Walgreens - Millville, NJ - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Portsmouth, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Holt, MI - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Buffalo, NY - Armed Robbery

 

Daily Totals:
19 robberies
3 burglaries
3 shootings
1 killed



 





 


Bryan Treat, CFI, LPC promoted to Zone Asset Protection Leader for Big Lots


Nicholas Deringer, LPC
named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Family Dollar


Derek Manfra, CFI
named Branch Safety Manager for Anheuser-Busch

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Director, EHS & Loss Prevention
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