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Netflix's Making a Murderer: An Interrogator's Perspective - A Must Read for All Investigators
With all of the press this Netflix's series has gotten no one has actually looked at it from the interrogator's prospective and Dave Thompson's blog, from Wicklander & Zulawski & Associates, Inc., on the series is one every investigator should read in detail. As it cast a different and specialist prospective that we doubt ever makes it to the public. Certainly in episode 6 when the police refer to their being trained in the Reid technique one immediately thinks they're using it almost as an excuse of how they interrogated Brendan Dassey. w-z.com

Shoplifting Video Going Viral on YouTube - Walmart customer who films shoplifter apprehension banned from store in Wilmington, N.C.
Jon Andrade thought he was doing the retail giant a favor by using his cell phone to capture a petty theft, when Walmart employees turned on him and demanded that he leave or be arrested for criminal trespassing on private property ending the encounter by telling the man that he is "Banned." The minute and ten seconds long video picks up when Andrade was nearly in the parking lot.  photographyisnotacrime.com

Walmart is closing 269 stores, laying off thousands of employees
Walmart is closing 269 stores and laying off thousands of employees. The move will affect more than 16,000 employees, including 10,000 in the US. The closings include 154 locations in the US - 102 of which are the company's smallest stores, called Walmart Express, which have been in pilot since 2011. Walmart is closing the stores to shift resources to Walmart's Supercenters and smaller-format Neighborhood Market stores. Walmart will also shut down 23 Neighborhood Markets, 12 Supercenters, seven stores in Puerto Rico, six discount centers, and four Sam's Clubs. yahoo.com foxnews.com

See Wal-Mart's official statement here - with full list of store closings

Kmart, Sears closing 78 stores, holding liquidation sales
68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores this summer. The list of closing stores can be found here. At the end of the fourth quarter, the company operated 731 Sears stores and 941 Kmart doors, for a total of 1,672 locations. kfvs12.com

Macy's Nov./Dec. comp store sales on owned basis down 5.2%

Credit card terminal goes from safe to compromised in less than three seconds
In a video released by Miami Beach Police, two men work as a team to install a credit card skimmer at a local gas station. Distracted by one customer, the store clerk starts a conversation with a friendly gentleman who is asking for assistance. Keeping a friendly tone, the man doing most of the talking is there to keep the attention off his companion - who is clearly aware that he's on camera. In less than three seconds, that payment card terminal has been compromised. He's attached a skimmer. Click here to watch the video. csoonline.com

Rite Aid Applicants Seek Class Cert. In Background Check Suit
Applicant Fired From CVS for Theft - reported to Rite Aid

Plaintiff Kyra Moore has brought an amended complaint against Rite-Aid for failing to comply with the FCRA, alleging the retailer makes employment decisions using background reports provided by First Advantage LNS Screening Solutions, and previously by LexisNexis, without providing applicants with a copy or sufficient time to dispute it before taking adverse action.

Having passed the dismissal stage in May, Moore asked the court on Tuesday for class certification, saying thousands of ascertainable individuals were deemed ineligible, or "non-competitive," by Rite Aid based on purchased background reports, and once they were entered into the system, each class member was sent a "pre-adverse action" package, mailed in accordance with a standardized and largely automated sequence of events, including the same form letter.

The suit claims that Moore applied for a job at Rite Aid after being fired by CVS following a surprise interrogation by loss prevention agents, who allegedly turned vague questions about forgetting to pay for snacks into an accusation of theft. The interview resulted in a voluntary admissions statement that led to her classification as "non-competitive," court documents say.

She was denied employment by Rite-Aid after receiving a mailing that appeared to come from the company, stating that a background report concluded she was "non-competitive" and that she had committed a theft of $60 in merchandise from CVS, according to her motion. She contacted the Rite Aid managers who had hired her, but to no avail, she said.

According to Moore, instead of giving applicants the opportunity to challenge an inaccurate or misleading report, Rite-Aid stacked the deck against them by sending them the report after they had already been rejected for employment. Moore claims that thousands of ascertainable individuals were scored non-competitive by Rite Aid based on purchased background reports.  law360.com

Amazon Warehouse Workers Seek OK For $3.7M Anti-theft screening Wage Deal
Three former Amazon warehouse workers representing tens of thousands of California employees asked a Kentucky federal judge to put the stamp on a $3.7 million settlement with SMX LLC, the staffing agency that employed them, ending claims alleging violations of California wage-and-hour laws. The settlement covers more than 52,000 individuals who worked for SMX at Amazon.com fulfillment centers located in San Bernardino, California.

The workers claimed it took 20 to 30 minutes to pass through the anti-theft screening at the end of each work day. The security process also interrupted their 30-minute meal breaks as they had to be screened before they were able to take their break, they complained.

The claims by the Saldana class are part of larger multidistrict litigation against Amazon and contractors who provided workers or warehouse space for the e-retailer. Workers allege they should have been paid under state law for time they spent in security screenings.

Initially, the lawsuits in the MDL made claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as state laws, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in December 2014 that time spent undergoing security is not compensable under the FLSA.

But Saldana's motion for final settlement approval noted that the high court's ruling didn't directly address whether such time was compensable under California state law. The parties ultimately came together in June 2015 for mediation and hammered out a settlement that was approved by Judge Hale in May.

If given final approval, eligible members will receive either $20 or $30 per shift, depending on when they worked at the company. law360.com

Mall's Indemnity Coverage In Atty Parking Lot Murder/Shooting Awaits Verdict
A New Jersey judge on Wednesday ruled that insurers must defend The Mall at Short Hills in a lawsuit over the 2013 fatal shooting of an attorney at the New Jersey property but must cover only judgments issued against the mall if a former security contractor is found liable as well.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie A. Mitterhoff said the mall's owner, Michigan-based Taubman Centers Inc., is entitled to defense coverage as "additional insureds" under two policies issued to IPC International Corp. IPC, which had provided security services to the mall, because the lawsuit from the widow of attorney Dustin Friedland alleges the mall and the now-defunct security company both acted negligently.

Taubman, however, is entitled to indemnity coverage only if IPC is found to be at least 1 percent responsible for the incident, the judge said. "Conversely, if IPC is found to be 0 percent liable, the mall defendants will not be entitled to indemnification at all," Judge Mitterhoff said.

In 2013 IPC was acquired by California-based Universal Protection Service LLC, which then began providing security for the mall. Universal Protection Service is named as a defendant in the underlying case. The insurance policies transferred to Universal Protection Service. law360.com
GPS Under Attack as Crooks, Rogue Workers Wage Electronic War
Jamming Devices Part of Criminals Tool-Kit

Criminals, rogue employees and even otherwise law-abiding citizens are using illegal "jamming" devices to overpower GPS, cellphone and other electronic signals over localized areas. The devices are small and mobile - a common variety plugs into a vehicle's cigarette lighter - making it difficult for law enforcement to identify the culprits.

And experts say the threat to the Global Positioning System (GPS) - the critical space-based navigational, positional and timing network - is escalating as potentially more destructive "spoofing" devices become readily available.

"We're highly dependent on (GPS) in pretty much every part of our economy and security, yet it's very easy to disrupt," said Dana Goward, president and executive director of the Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation, which is urging the federal government to move quickly to better protect GPS and to develop a backup system. "... I think the general consensus is that any outage of more than an hour or two would be pretty unpleasant." Editor's Note: From sophisticated gangs to low-tech criminals they're being used worldwide in all sorts of crimes. Great detailed article on the use of these devices worldwide.  nbcnews.com

Walgreens fights $1M punitive damages in whistleblower case at the 9th Circuit
Walgreens will ask a federal appeals court to slash more than $1 million in punitive damages a jury awarded a Fresno, California pharmacist after finding he was fired for challenging questionable billing practices by individual pharmacists at several Walgreens stores in the area.

In briefs filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will hold oral arguments in the case on Thursday, Walgreens says that Sami Mitri is not entitled to any punitive damages, and that the $1.15 million he received - 13 times his compensatory award of $88,000 - is unconstitutional under U.S. Supreme Court precedent. reuters.com
Full 9th Circ. Won't Reconsider Wal-Mart Cashier Seating Class Cert.
Ninth Circuit on Friday declined Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s bid for reconsideration of a decision upholding class certification for a group of California cashiers alleging the retailer failed to provide them with seats. The Ninth Circuit let stand a June ruling that upheld class certification based in part on the common tasks of more than 20,000 proposed class members. The case is one of three similar cases in the circuit involving seating for workers on the job. law360.com

New York Today: The Modern Mob
Pushed out of politics and unions, New York's Mafia is now dealing more in sports betting and credit card fraud, Mr. Jacobs said. nytimes.com

Are the Days of Mandatory Post-Incident Drug Testing and Safety Incentive Programs Numbered?
Four Things You Need to Know about OSHA's New Anti-Retaliation Protections

Effective January 1, 2017, certain employers will be required to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA, which will then be posted to the OSHA website.

Another major change is OSHA's heightened emphasis on injury reporting and anti-retaliation protections. There are four things that you need to know about these changes.

1. Employers Must Establish Procedures to Report Work-Related Injuries and Illness and Inform Employees of the Right to Use These Procedures Without Fear of Retaliation. 

2. Employers Must Carefully Review Their Drug Testing and Safety Incentive Programs to Determine if the Programs Interfere with Reporting Injuries and Illnesses.

3. OSHA Can Now Issue Citations and Penalties for Retaliation Claims, Even Where There Is No Complaint from an Employee.

4. Employers Must Take Action Now.

Although the new requirements concerning anti-retaliation protection become effective on August 10, 2016, OSHA recently announced that it would not enforce the new rules until November 1, 2016.  natlawreview.com

Hastings Liquidator asks Delaware bankruptcy court to approve 30 manager level retention bonuses

Manager of Loss Prevention Investigations and Technology for New York & Company in NYC posted

Director, Security - St. Louis Cardinals (St. Louis, MO)

No degree? No problem as tight labor market changes the game

Lowe's Can't Get Home Security-Cam Patents Killed Under Alice
South Africa's Steinhoff International to buy Mattress Firm for $2.4B

Last week's #1 article --

The ISIS Terror Threat in America
Homeland Security Committee compiled an ISIS Terror Threat Snapshot in America for the month of July 2016. At the 2016 RLPSA Annual Conference, from Charles "Buck" Hamilton, Protective Security Advisor (PSA) with the Department of Homeland Security, described restaurants as having the characteristics of soft targets. Click here to download the ISIS Terror Threat in America Snapshot.


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Russian Carbanak Gang - hacks Oracle's MICROS P-O-S credit card payment systems
A Russian organized cybercrime group known for hacking into banks and retailers appears to have breached hundreds of computer systems at software giant Oracle Corp., KrebsOnSecurity has learned. More alarmingly, the attackers have compromised a customer support portal for companies using Oracle's MICROS point-of-sale credit card payment systems.

Asked this weekend for comment on rumors of a large data breach potentially affecting customers of its retail division, Oracle acknowledged that it had "detected and addressed malicious code in certain legacy MICROS systems." It also said that it is asking all MICROS customers to reset their passwords for the MICROS online support portal.

MICROS is among the top three point-of-sale vendors globally. Oracle's MICROS division sells point-of-sale systems used at more than 330,000 cash registers worldwide. When Oracle bought MICROS in 2014, the company said MICROS's systems were deployed at some 200,000+ food and beverage outlets, 100,000+ retail sites, and more than 30,000 hotels.

Two security experts briefed on the breach investigation and who asked to remain anonymous because they did not have permission from their employer to speak on the record said Oracle's MICROS customer support portal was seen communicating with a server known to be used by the Carbanak Gang. Carbanak is part of a Russian cybercrime syndicate that is suspected of stealing more than $1 billion from banks, retailers and hospitality firms over the past several years.  krebsonsecurity.com

FBI & IC3's New Cyber Crime Initiative
Victimized by a Cyber Scammer? 
File a Complaint with the IC3
Friday, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) started embarking on a campaign to increase awareness of the IC3 as a reliable and convenient reporting mechanism to submit information on suspected Internet-facilitated criminal activity to the FBI. As part of the campaign, digital billboards featuring the IC3's contact information are being placed within the territories of a number of Bureau field offices around the country. All of which are part of the multi-agency cyber task forces that participate in IC3's 'Operation Wellspring' initiative.

'Operation Wellspring'

The FBI field offices taking part in the billboard campaign include Albany, Buffalo, Kansas City, Knoxville, New Orleans, New York City, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, and San Diego and also house the multi-agency cyber task forces that connects state and local law enforcement with federal cyber resources and helps them build their own cyber investigative capabilities, which is important because not all Internet fraud schemes rise to the level necessary to prosecute them federally. We hope to expand Operation Wellspring to other FBI offices in the future.

Through the Wellspring initiative, IC3 personnel-using the complaint database and their analytical capabilities-create intelligence packages focused on particular geographic regions. These packages can highlight trends, identify individuals and criminal enterprises based on commonalities in complaints, link different methods of operations back to the same organization, and detect various layers of criminal activities. The packages also contain results of preliminary investigative research performed by IC3 analysts, including criminal records checks.

Once complete, these intelligence packages go to the appropriate FBI cyber task force and are then handed off to state and local task force members trained to investigate these kinds of crimes.

Beyond Operation Wellspring, the IC3:

• Forms alliances with industry representatives (online retailers
, financial institutions, Internet service providers, etc.) that have increased the flow of the IC3's most valuable commodity-information.
• Makes its complaint database available to all sworn law enforcement (and FBI personnel) through the Bureau's secure Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal.
• Publishes an annual report highlighting the numbers and common types of complaints, along with emerging trends. The most recent 2015 Internet Crime Report
• Produces periodic public service announcements to alert consumers about the latest and/or emerging cyber crimes.

Explains IC3 Unit Chief Donna Gregory, "IC3 is often the first piece of the investigative puzzle. We receive victim complaints and then analyze, aggregate, and exploit those complaints to provide law enforcement with comprehensive reports that can be used to open new investigations or enhance existing ones."

So if you or someone you know may have been victimized by a cyber fraudster, please submit a complaint to the IC3. And for additional information on filing a complaint, please review the IC3's Frequently Asked Questions page. fbi.gov

Does US Need a Department of Cybersecurity?
The next president of the United States should establish a cabinet position focused on cybersecurity, and Congress should create a more focused approach to funding and authorizing IT security initiatives.  Those are the recommendations of the Internet Security Alliance, says Larry Clinton, the group's president and CEO, in an interview with Information Security Media Group. 

The alliance calls for reducing the scores of Congressional committees with cybersecurity jurisdiction. Instead, it advocates creating committees that would only focus on authorizing and funding IT security initiatives. But he acknowledges getting members of Congress to give up cybersecurity turf won't be easy.
The problem is that cyber is so hot everybody wants to be the cyber guy now," Clinton says. "They'll be a lot of infighting on Capitol Hill because, frankly, the biggest value on Capitol Hill is not money or politics, and sure isn't policy - it's turf. We have to cut through the turf wars and streamline the process."  govinfosecurity.com

High-security electronic safes can be hacked through power and timing analysis



Scan avoidance technology saving retailers billions at checkout

Retail chains worldwide are installing StopLift Checkout Vision Systems' Scan-It-All video recognition technology to detect scan avoidance incidents at both the manned and self-checkout. From retailers on four continents, including Tesco in the UK, StopLift has already detected and confirmed more than 1.7 million incidents at thousands of checkouts.

These incidents include "sweethearting", when cashiers pretend to scan merchandise but deliberately bypass the scanner, thus not charging the customer for the merchandise. The customer is often a friend, family member or fellow employee working in tandem with the cashier.

StopLift's patented Scan-It-All video analytics technology visually determines what occurs during each transaction to immediately distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent behavior at the checkout. As soon as a scan avoidance incident occurs, StopLift, which constantly monitors 100% of the security video, flags the transaction as suspicious. It quickly reports the incident, identifying the cashier or customer and the date and time of the theft. This includes incidents which may be due to mistakes by the cashier or customer at self-checkout as well as items left in the shopping cart.

Dishonest associates are identified on the basis of video evidence the first time they conduct a fraudulent transaction, rather than months or even years down the road, significantly reducing inventory shrinkage, deterring future theft, and boosting profitability. Customers are identified at the self-checkout.

The technology eliminates costly, time-consuming human review of video, drastically reduces and deters fraud at the checkout, and significantly improves profitability, Kundu said. Rather than take a one-size-fits-all approach, StopLift develops targeted applications to address the specific needs of retailers from different sectors including general merchandise, grocery, and specialty retail.

Retailers have tried to track sweethearting or scan avoidance through data mining, but, as Kundu notes: "How do you do data mining when there's no data?"

The U.S. National Retail Federation states that retail shrink was $44 billion in 2014 and about $14 billion of that is due to sweethearting. Supermarkets, with their average 1-2% profit margins, are particularly vulnerable to sweethearting, which has accounted for an almost 35% profit loss industrywide.

StopLift Checkout Vision Systems grew out of Kundu's Harvard Business School research study "Project StopLift" on Retail Loss Prevention. With technological research insights Kundu developed while at MIT, Project StopLift concluded that video recognition could be used to automate and, thus, make possible the comprehensive examination of surveillance video. Prior to founding StopLift, Kundu developed facial recognition systems for identifying terrorists in airports.



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Online food stamp fraud - one click away
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will soon launch a pilot program to allow food stamp users to order their groceries online. The one-year trial will be launched this fall and will initially be made available to homebound elderly and disabled recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. While critics point to fraud concerns over the expansion, the USDA said online ordering could be a major benefit for the estimated 2.3 million households that do not have access to a vehicle and live more than one mile from a supermarket. The biggest hurdles to expanding online food access are technology and security. SNAP users are currently required to put in a PIN number in person at any place where they are purchasing food. Any online ordering processes would have to be adjusted to accommodate the PIN. SNAP online ordering was originally scheduled to launch in 2015 but will likely not go live until 2017, according to the USDA. al.com

Walmart Buys Jet.com to take on Amazon
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to buy e-commerce startup Jet.com Inc. for about US$3 billion in cash, giving the world's largest retailer the resources for a stronger shopping website to compete with Amazon.com Inc., the online market leader.

Acquiring Jet.com, which achieved a US$1-billion gross merchandise run rate in a little more than a year, gives Wal-Mart a website that processes an average of 25,000 orders a day and is adding 400,000 shoppers monthly. financialpost.com

Samsung Pay Vulnerability allows Hackers to make Fraudulent Transactions

Kate Spade will rely more on its stores to fulfill online orders

Online accounts for more than half of QVC's US sales

Online sales help boost L Brands' results for July - Increase in comp. store sales of 2%


Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR)
Releases Latest Newsletter

Seventh annual conference set for Oct. 24-27

CLEAR released its latest newsletter last month, reporting on top ORC cases and providing information about their seventh annual training conference set to take place Oct. 24-27 in Reno, Nevada.

To view the newsletter, which is also available at the ORC Resource Center, click here.

CLEAR was formed in November 2008 by a group of Law Enforcement and Retail Loss Prevention professionals that saw the need for the formation of a partnership.

The following are some of the goals and objectives of this partnership:

To encourage mutual cooperation between all law enforcement agencies and retail corporations throughout the United States toward the goal of detection, prevention, and investigation of property crimes and the apprehension of the perpetrators.
To promote and encourage municipal, county, state, and federal organizations to create and support enforcement and detection units to combat property such as but not limit to; organized retail crime, fencing of stolen property, cargo theft, identity theft and fraud,burglary, theft, and organized property crime schemes. 

For more information about this important organization, click here.  


Mentor, OH: Mentor Police Department Retail Theft Crime Deterrence Program paying off
The results are in for the first half of the 2016 Retail Theft Crime Deterrence Program, begun last year with the help of a $18,000 State of Ohio grant. The program has netted nearly as many arrests in the first six months of this year as in all of 2015. That also goes for the number of criminal charges brought, totaling 125 so far in 2016 vs. 149 last year.

One similar stat is the large percentage of drug addicts committing the crimes. Last year, it was 41 offenders out of the 67 arrested and this year it is 38 out of 56. "Mentor PD has done a great job of developing relationships with loss prevention staff at various retail establishments in the city, targeting theft offenses," Lake County Narcotics Director David Frisone said. "Many of these thefts are committed to convert stolen merchandise into cash-for-drug purchases.

The Retail Theft Crime Deterrence Program was started in answer to a rise in drug-related shoplifting arrests.

The first two years are being paid for with a 75 percent matching grant of about $25,000 from the Office of Criminal Justice Services. The police department applied for a continuation of this funding for 2017 and could be awarded a 50 percent match in November. The program involves four officers - two assigned to work an undercover surveillance detail and two from the department's Crime Prevention Unit. news-herald.com

Boston, MA: Police Officer to voluntarily resign to avoid prison; caught with $5,000 of Gift Cards from Shoplifting Ring
A nine-year Boston police veteran will resign voluntarily and avoid prison if a federal judge accepts the terms of his guilty plea to access device fraud at a hearing this afternoon. Officer Eddie B. Odney, 38, earned $97,642 last year when he purchased $5,000 worth of gift cards from a shoplifting ring "that he knew were obtained from the return of stolen merchandise at various retail stores," federal prosecutors said in their charging document. bostonherald.com

Provo, UT: Utah County's Most Wanted: Serial shoplifter wanted after stealing home security system
The Utah County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking Colby Shepherd. Shepherd's warrant stems from an incident in March. The Home Depot loss prevention officers observed Shepherd shoplifting in Provo. This was Shepherd's third arrest for shoplifting since January 2015, making it a third-degree felony. Shepherd was admitted into mental health court and in July, as a part of his terms of mental health court, he took a plea in abeyance. heraldextra.com

Crown Point, IN: Woman accused of stealing $900 of diapers from Meijers
Loss Prevention caught Rachel Martin, who had her 2-year-old son with her, allegedly stealing three boxes of diapers worth $95 on Friday afternoon. Martin was viewed on store surveillance allegedly stealing diapers on nine previous trips to the store beginning June 21. The value of those stolen diapers was $845. nwitimes.com

Brunswick, GA: CVS Pharmacist charged with 12 counts of theft of oxycodone, morphine, Dilaudid, Adderall, and other narcotics
According to CVS, more than 3000 pills worth about $5456 were missing in total. Store surveillance footage showed Tiffany Quick stealing pills and then ingesting and injecting them at the pharmacy. pharmacytimes.com

Augusta, GA: Suspect sought in
Wal-Mart theft

A shoplifter who stole 48 items escaped store security Saturday. Deputies say Robert Jason Buckner, 35, was seen placing children's clothing into a plastic tote and then tried to leave through the store's garden entrance. When Buckner was approached by security, he ran. augusta.com

Muskegon, MI: Ana Rosati, 12 months jail with credit for time served, 24 months probation for Organized Retail Crime, second-time habitual offender, 1,098 fees/costs, transfer to Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program


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Violence tops the Retail Crime column with another alarming weekend
An active shooter situation turns suicide in a California mall, Domestic disturbance leads to Police shooting, a gunman chases a shooting victim around a home improvement center and 3 killed in Convenience store shoot-outs filled the news over the weekend. Read the articles below in our Shootings & Deaths column.

Shootings & Deaths

Yuba City, CA: Man shoots and kills himself at Yuba Sutter Mall
The Yuba Sutter Mall in Yuba City was shut down for hours Sunday after a man shot and killed himself inside the mall. Police received a report just after 11:30 a.m. that a distraught man was waving a rifle around inside the mall. Mall security told the police department that the man had sat down on a bench in front of the JC Penney, T-Mobile and Zumiez stores. Officers tried to speak with the man, telling him to put down his weapon. As officers tried to talk to the man, he shot himself and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. fox40.com

Cincinnati, OH: Armed Robber killed by Police held knife to Kroger's security guard's throat
About 20 minutes before police shot and killed a man downtown after officials say he pulled a knife on two officers, he robbed a nearby Kroger store and held a knife to a security guard's throat. Police began searching for the suspect after the Kroger was robbed early Sunday morning. The two officers were about a mile from the store, when the shooting happened. As they got out of their police vehicle, the man pulled a knife on the officers. At least one of the officers fired multiple shots. wkyc.com

Detroit, MI: Homicide suspect arrested in Home Depot parking lot after double shooting
A woman was shot and killed across the street from a Home Depot Sunday morning. A 33-year-old man was also shot during the incident and ran across the street to the Home Depot to find help. The wounded man entered through the front of the Home Depot, and then exited through the back of the building, where an ambulance found him and took him to a local hospital, A 24-year-old man was taken into custody shortly after the two shootings. mlive.com

Portsmouth, VA: Two people were shot outside Food Lion; teen victim shot for his shoes
Police are searching for a gunman after a man was shot during an altercation in the parking lot of a Food Lion Saturday morning. Police had taped off a large portion of plaza shortly after 10:30 a.m. Officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. A witnesses said that the man was shot after someone tried to rob him of his shoes. 13newsnow.com

Portsmouth, VA: Walmart closes because of Security Concerns
Walmart on Frederick Boulevard closed unexpectedly Sunday amidst security concerns at the store. The store's general manager said, "We have closed our store temporarily. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our first responsibility is always the safety our customers and our associates. We hope to reopen quickly." The store on Frederick Boulevard was the site of the shooting death of William Chapman in April of last year. Members of a small group that planned a sit-in at the store Sunday posted video on Facebook in which Walmart staff members appeared to accommodate the demonstrators. Members of the group later appeared to try to enter the store. It was at that point that staff members closed the business. 13newsnow.com

Body Found in Kohl's Parking Lot Saturday Morning in Newbury Park, CA

Oneida, TN: Officer involved shooting outside Walmart; Domestic Disturbance

Lumberton, NC: Ronald McDonald shot after argument at Sonic

Robberies & Thefts

Spain: 'Pink Panther' Gang Arrested in Barcelona heist; group believed to have stolen jewelry worth $370 million in 16 years
Members of a notorious Balkans' crime gang were caught attempting to rob a jewelry store in Barcelona. Officers from the Catalan special operations unit, los Mossos d'Esquadra, swooped on the gang as they held up a store on the Passeig de Gracia on Friday, Spain's Policia National said in a statement. Only 48 seconds into the theft, the gang had already managed to steal $443,428, before police swooped. Spanish authorities were tipped off by German police that one of the members of the gang was travelling from Belgrade to Barcelona. Nicknamed the Pink Panther gang, Interpol said the gang has stolen jewelry worth $370 million in 380 robberies throughout across the world between 1999 and 2015. ibtimes.co.uk bbc.com

Sacramento, CA: Stolen Guns Fuel Underground Market For Criminals in California
On a typical day at least 34 guns are reported as lost or stolen in California. That adds up to more than 12,000 a year. According to data from the California Department of Justice, nearly 70,000 guns were reported lost or stolen to law enforcement agencies in the state between January 1, 2010 and September 30, 2015. nbcsandiego.com

Seattle, WA: Several Hostages taken during Armed Robbery of pot store; released unharmed

Wichita, KS: Seven businesses robbed at gunpoint in past 48 hours

Houston, TX: C-Store Clerk fires nearly 12 rounds at 3 Armed Robbers

Monroe, LA: Police investigating man wanted for ID theft and Check Fraud

UK: London: Mark & Spencer's employee let girls into store to steal $6,000 of merchandise; Judge says he got 'taken advantage of'... he never heard from the girls again

Michael Tish Jewelers in Lincoln, NE reported a Burglary on 8-8, merchandise totals are unavailable

Kay Jewelers in the Wheaton Plaza, Wheaton, MD reported a Grab & Run on 8-6, merchandise valued at $1,599

Helzberg Diamonds in the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Rosemont, IL reported a Distraction Theft on 7/31, merchandise valued at $6,799

Kay Jewelers in the Brazos Town Center, Rosenberg, TX reported a Distraction Theft on 7-2, merchandise valued at $2,699

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AT&T - East Haven, CT - Armed Robbery
Advanced Discount Auto - Orange Park, FL - Armed Robbery
America's Best Value - Yuma, AZ - Armed Robbery
Arizona Cyclist's - Tucson, AZ - Burglary
BP - Strongsville, OH - Burglary/ ATM
C-Store (Fulton) - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Baton Rouge, LA - Armed Robbery
Cupcake Shoppe Bakery - Raleigh, NC - Armed Robbery
CVS - Everett, WA - Shooting
CVS - Garfield Heights, OH - Armed Robbery
Dairy Queen - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Black River, NY - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Linndale, OH - Armed Robbery/ customer shoots suspect
H&M Discount Beverage - Fort Pierce, FL - Armed Robbery
Kangaroo Express - Warren County, MS - Shooting / 1 killed 3 injured
LaPlace Discount - New Orleans, LA - Shooting / 1 killed
Papa Johns - Deland, FL - Armed Robbery/ Employee Theft-False Report
Platinum Prepaid Wireless - Riverhead, NY - Burglary
Michael Tish Jewelers - Lincoln, NE - Burglary
Mr Taco - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
Stripes - Waco, TX - Armed Robbery
Subway - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Norwalk, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery / Clerk shot and killed
7-Eleven - St. Charles, IL - Armed Robbery



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