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Another Successful RLPSA Conference in the Books!

RLPSA's 39th annual conference came to a close in Dallas on Wednesday, concluding what was another successful event for the group. The conference was filled with value-packed breakout sessions and terrific speakers, including NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith.

See the Day 1 and Day 2 video wrap-ups.

RLPSA's 40th annual conference is set for Aug. 4-7, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Reserve your booth now by contacting Amber Bradley at amber.bradley@rlpsa.com

Click below to watch the Day 3 video recap!

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald's Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
McDonald's Quietly Gave Away $25M in Aftermath

Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip-club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched Operation 'Final Answer.'

The McDonald's Monopoly sweepstakes promotion is a good way to occupy your mind in between breaths while wolfing down a cheeseburger and fries, but a recent Daily Beast story reveals that the game has a fascinating history, one that includes an elaborate, decade-spanning inside job scam, as well as the burger chain deciding to give a total of $25 million to 70 randomly selected customers in order to compensate its consumers for the tainted rigged game.

It started when an ex-cop named Jerry Jacobson found himself with a deceptively important job. His position at Simon Marketing put him in charge of supervising the printing of those famous Monopoly stickers, including the extremely lucrative and elusive "winning" pieces. As he ended up telling investigators: "It was my responsibility to keep the integrity of the game and get those winners to the public."

The game started in 1987, and in 1989 Jacobson gave his step-brother a piece worth 25 grand. But that was only the beginning, and over the next 12 years Jacobson started a network in which he would provide confederates with winning pieces in exchange for a cut of the prize money. Players within this network won virtually every prize in the game up until 2001, when the hammer came down and more than 50 mail fraud and conspiracy convictions were handed down to individuals in the network, a motley crew of "mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, convicts, drug traffickers, and even a family of Mormons."

McDonald's wasn't found liable for the setup, but it pledged to help make things right to customers understandably miffed that the game had been rigged for so many years, first by giving away $10 million to 55 random Mickey D's diners. That was a quick PR move only a couple weeks after news about the scam came out, but it wasn't enough. Later, in 2004, as part of its settlement with a class action lawsuit, McDonald's gave away another $15 million to 15 more randomly selected customers. celebritynetworth.com thedailybeast.com

Chicago Police confronted over alleged 'bait truck' of Nike shoes
left in black Chicago community

Community members confronted a circle of police in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood over a "bait truck" allegedly filled with Nike shoes and left open by police aiming to lure potential thieves and make arrests.

"Y'all dirty, man," a man tells officers in an online video of the incident published Thursday. "Y'all see kids playing ball and you pull a f----- Nike truck into the ghetto."

Charles McKenzie, an anti-crime activist who put the video on Facebook, told Vox that the truck appeared next to a basketball court frequented by young people in the largely black neighborhood in the South Side of Chicago.

And while both local and federal agencies conduct such "bait" operations, the site reported, neither Chicago police nor the FBI offered comment on the truck.

Authorities use everything from fake drugs and modified cars to GPS-affixed packages and bikes to weed out thieves nationwide. Theft of in-transit property, known as cargo theft, caused nearly $27 million in losses in 2016, according to FBI data.

But some community members perceived an alleged bait truck, left in an impoverished neighborhood near a basketball court, as an obvious attempt to target black youth as racially lopsided arrests unfold nationwide. usatoday.com

Santa Fe, NM: Student accuses c-store clerk of racial profiling after police called
A college student visiting from out of state says he was racially profiled by a Santa Fe convenience store clerk. Last Friday, Jordan McDowell, a 22-year old Xavier University student, went inside the Santa Fe Allsup's on Cerrillos Road near St. Francis Drive when he says a store employee called the police on him after he bought candy.

McDowell recorded part of the exchange on cell phone video. While speaking on the phone, the employee can be heard saying, "And I want him out of the store right now," as she is presumably speaking to a 911 dispatcher. After a four-second pause, the employee can be heard saying "because he's being arrogant, because he's black." krqe.com

Street Artist Adds Bulletproof Vests to Back-to-School Sections of Retail Stores
A street artist set out to make a poignant point about deadly school shootings with his latest guerrilla stunt. The British-born artist, who goes by the name Plastic Jesus, added kid-sized bulletproof vests to the children's clothing sections inside three Target stores and one Macy's in Los Angeles.

A label attached to the safety garments reads, "Show how much you love them. Unparalleled protection for your kids." The artist shared photographs of the thought-provoking stunt to his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts over the weekend. huffingtonpost.com

Monroe, NC: Boy Gets Gift From Lowe's After Lemonade Stand Robbery
9-year-old held at gunpoint for $17

A 9-year-old entrepreneur whose lemonade stand was robbed of $17 got a boost for one of his other business ventures from a home-improvement chain, while authorities continued searching Tuesday for his teenage assailant. Investigators were still searching for a male suspect in the Saturday afternoon stickup, said Union County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Underwood.

The young drinks vendor, whose first name is Mark, said a teenager pointed a handgun at him. A business card that one customer collected from Mark's lemonade stand states he also works as a lawn mower, dog walker and professional ring bearer.

Home improvement chain Lowe's gave the boy a new, $1,100 riding lawn mower on Monday after spokeswoman Sarah Lively said officials at the company's Charlotte-area headquarters saw news reports. newser.com

H&M Workers Win Bag Check Cert. After Starbucks Ruling
A California federal judge granted class certification Wednesday to some claims that H&M doesn't pay workers for time spent in security checks, finding under the California Supreme Court's recent Troester v. Starbucks decision that the clothing chain can't argue its inspections were too short to trigger legal liability.

In his Wednesday order, U.S. District Judge Edward Davila denied a rest break claim stemming from the security check policy, but approved claims stemming from H&M Hennes & Mauritz LP's post-shift inspections. Named plaintiff Ser Lao had argued workers were never compensated for end-of-shift checks conducted after they had clocked out. H&M countered that under the U.S. Supreme Court's so-called de minimis standard, wage-and-hour claims over small increments of time are not ripe for litigation. law360.com

Boscov's reduces theft without slowing down sales
Security devices are integral to all segments of retailing, and companies are working on ways to increase functionality and make them less intrusive. The new generation of compact, cable-locked devices is being used for handbags, luggage, backpacks, apparel and other items that make it easier for customers.

With nearly 50 stores in the eastern United States, Reading, Pa.-based Boscov's has found its own solution to the issue by adopting Checkpoint System's CableLok system for high-end outerwear brands like Michael Kors and Calvin Klein.

"The retail landscape is continuing to evolve, and more and more focus is being placed on the customer's shopping experience," says Stuart Rosenthal, vice president of sales and marketing for Checkpoint. "Retail loss prevention has to decide how to protect merchandise and not impede the shopping experience. stores.org

Vector Security signs sponsorship agreement with the Carolina Hurricanes
Vector Security, the fourth largest provider of security and smart automation services to homes and businesses in the US with local presence in Raleigh, NC and Authorized Dealer relationships across North Carolina and South Carolina, announces a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the Carolina Hurricanes. Vector Security will receive in-arena sponsorship exclusivity in the home and business security categories; and is named the "Official Security Partner of the Carolina Hurricanes" through the 2020-21 season. vectorsecurity.com

Guarding Firm SOS Security Acquires First Alarm Security Services
SOS Security, a national provider of security guard personnel, has acquired First Alarm Security Services of San Jose, Calif., for undisclosed terms. First Alarm Security Services provides security solutions for industrial complexes, businesses, school districts, governments and healthcare facilities, according to an announcement. Based in Silicon Valley, the company has seven offices and a team of 1,900 employees serving counties from Mendocino to Monterey, as well as the greater Central Valley. securitysales.com

Albertsons and Rite Aid scrap plans to merge
Albertsons and Rite Aid have abruptly abandoned their planned merger. The retailers announced late Wednesday that they are calling off the deal because of pushback from shareholders who complained it undervalued Rite Aid (RAD). The merger would have created a new company with about $83 billion in annual sales and 4,900 locations across the United States. cnn.com

Airbnb for Work lands more companies for business travel
Airbnb is gaining scale as a work travel outlet and integration with enterprise software partners will likely give Airbnb at Work more momentum. In a statement, Airbnb outlined a few heady stats for its Airbnb for Work effort. Hotels have had a lock on travel bookings, but Airbnb is likely to disrupt the status quo and potentially drive prices down for enterprises. zdnet.com

UK: DIY store Homebase to cut up to 80 stores, 2,000 jobs

Amazon Wants to Hire 237 People to Work From Home

NRF: New round of tariffs will 'throw away" tax reform benefits

EEOC Slaps Ga. Piggly Wiggly With Sexual Harassment Suit

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Intellicheck's Retail ID Technology Solutions
Showing Impressive Results

Curbing Fraud and Increasing Customer Engagement

Nationally recognized department, furniture, and jewelry chain stores and a top five domestic and international U.S. banking and financial services company are among a rapidly growing group of business and financial organizations who now use Retail ID technology solutions for online, mobile and point of sale fraud prevention. The driving force behind this product adoption movement are the measurable results that have demonstrated Retail ID technology solutions' robust capabilities in providing real-time customer identification authentication to prevent fraud, while providing a seamless customer experience.

Northern Tool + Equipment is one of the recent major retailers to adopt a Retail ID SaaS product solution. The company has deployed Retail ID Mobile at 43 stores in Texas, Florida and Georgia. The nationally recognized provider of tools, construction and industrial equipment is using Retail ID Mobile on handheld Android devices for ID authentication for transactions involving large in-store purchases and credit card applications. The company is employing Retail ID Mobile to assure cutting-edge fraud prevention.

Northern Tool + Equipment Senior Vice President of Retail Stores Joe Apollini said this is the latest step in the company's "customer first" commitment. "We understand that rising incidents of fraud have consumers across the country apprehensive about security. We are taking a proactive step to assure our customers they can always shop with confidence and we, as a business, can protect our enterprise from the losses that come with fraudulent account openings and transactions," said Apollini.

How are you going to protect your customers? Before you answer that question, here's a little perspective. Data breaches rose 50% last year and it's clear that retailers need to be bracing for a one-two punch. Back-to-school shopping is underway and it's the second largest shopping season of the year. Fraudsters know transactions will surge and they're ready. Now, add to that the coming holiday shopping season. It's more than the spike in transactional action that will appeal to fraudsters during this busiest shopping season of the year. Based on the 12 to 18-month lifecycle of personal identifiable information fraudulently obtained, the information taken in the Equifax breach will be ripe.

You need the right fraud prevention solution working for you and you don't have time to waste. We're ready to give you a personal introduction to the budget friendly, cutting-edge fraud prevention technology solution that is easy to implement and use and delivers 99.9% accuracy online, mobile and at the point of sale.

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Must Do for Retailers:
Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Security

Brick-and-mortar retailers are standing at a crossroads - the intersection of innovation and security. Amid all the disruption happening in this sector, retailers also face significant security threats from both the cyber sphere and inside their physical stores.

The good news is that retailers don't have to pick just one road at the expense of another. In fact, they can blaze their own trail by finding a balance between innovation and security. With sharp strategies and today's security technology, executive decision-makers can have both.

Here are two considerations for retailers looking to strike that balance.

1. Focus on your employee experience - empower them, securely

Smart, well-trained employees are absolutely critical for a successful retailer, but they can quickly become a major security threat. In a 2016 study, the Ponemon Institute found that 68% of insider-related security incidents were caused by careless or negligent employee or contractor actions.

Security executives should take a closer look at their employee experience strategies to ensure that associates have the digital tools they need to succeed while protecting the enterprise at the same time. Enabling them with the right technology will help increase retention, and keep both employees and your customers happy. As such, they should be trained to interact with it in the safest way possible.

The bottom line is this: Retailers won't succeed by locking down employees and their devices in an attempt to safeguard the network. They'll win by inspiring associates to engage with intelligent technology, which will help mitigate the chances of a network exposure.

2. Security is foundational - better understand retail vulnerabilities and protect yourself

The chief security officer role has quickly become one of the most challenging and rapidly changing jobs within a retailer. Why? Because when retailers want to invest in digital technology to innovate, they look to the CSO to make sure it does not expose the company to new security risks.

In fact, the Cisco Cybersecurity as a Growth Advantage report shows that 69% of companies say they are reluctant to innovate if they are not able to mitigate all their cybersecurity risks. But if they include a seat for CSOs at the C-suite table, retailers can ensure they have the necessary platform to discuss the organization's security requirements while also making the business case for new technology investments.

With the retail environment now dynamic in nature, customers and associates need access to resources, as do vendors and business partners. To adjust, CSOs' strategies and the tools they choose to support them are becoming more adaptive and intuitive. The technology exists to monitor the entire web for developing threats and leverage that information to help networks learn to protect themselves. This not only reduces the need for human monitoring and intervention, but also decreases the time required to mitigate a problem. chainstoreage.com

Home Depot hires a new CISO after losing former exec to Equifax
Home Depot has appointed Steve Adegbite as chief information security officer, responsible for overseeing the company's data protection and vulnerability management, according to a statement emailed to CIO Dive. Adegbite, who started at the company Tuesday, will report directly to EVP and CIO Matt Carey. He will build off of his previous CISO experience at Cotiviti and E*TRADE and cybersecurity experience at the Department of Homeland Security. Adegbite also worked in security at Lockheed Martin, Adobe Systems and Microsoft. retaildive.com

Amazon Go tech rival begins installations
Standard Cognition, which is developing a cashierless checkout solution that could ultimately present retailers with an alternative to Amazon Go's "just walk out" technology, said it is installing its system with "multiple retailers" globally, including in the U.S., according to a press release. Standard Cognition's autonomous checkout solution is based on artificial intelligence and machine vision.

Although most of those retailers are unidentified, the company said it has signed Paltac Corporation as its first customer in Japan. Paltac has over $8.6 billion in annual net revenues and is Japan's biggest wholesaler of over-the-counter drugs and fast-moving packaged goods. Paltac distributes to thousands of retail stores and envisions reaching millions of Japanese shoppers with Standard Cognition's autonomous checkout solution. retaildive.com

DNC's CSO warns Democratic candidates to avoid ZTE, Huawei devices
Democratic candidates for political office have reportedly been warned by their party to avoid using mobile devices from Chinese telecom companies ZTE Corporation and Huawei Technologies, as a preventative measure against possible electronic espionage.

Citing a Democratic source, Reuters reported last Friday that Bob Lord, the Democratic National Committee's chief security officer, sent an email to candidates stating: "Please make sure that you are not using or purchasing ZTE or Huawei devices anywhere within your staff -- for personal or work-related use."

Despite a lack of publicly shared evidence, concerns have mounted within the U.S. intelligence community and some members of Congress that ZTE and Huawei products could be leveraged by the Chinese government to spy on American targets. scmagazine.com

Comcast breach exposes 26.5M customers' SS numbers and partial addresses

Trading Apps Expose Investors to Cyber Criminals, Report Finds



Announcing July's LPC and LPQ professionals!

The Loss Prevention Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC):

Robert Repka, III LPC - Walmart Asset Protection
Bruce Couling, LPC - 7-Eleven, Inc.
Mark Shorney, LPC - John Lewis PLC
Theresa Ajayi, LPQ - ORIS Media
Amy Allen, LPQ - Best Buy
Donald Lauritsen, LPQ - 7-Eleven, Inc.
Michael McRoberts, LPQ - Law Enforcement
Francis Ortiz, LPQ - Walmart Stores, Inc.
Steven Ryall, LPQ - Goodwill of Sacramento Valley & N. Nevada


Bob MacLea LPC/LPQ Scholarships - APPLY TODAY!

Application Deadline: September 1

The Loss Prevention Foundation hosted the first annual Swing for Certification Golf Tournament on June 10th in Dallas, TX on the eve of NRF Protect 2018. Thanks to the many sponsors and attendees, the Loss Prevention Foundation has the opportunity to offer 50 LPC/LPQ Scholarships to qualified candidates.

These scholarships are in remembrance and honor of Bob MacLea for his accomplishments and contributions to the Loss Prevention and Asset Protection industry.

If you are interested in applying for the Bob MacLea scholarships, please complete the application form at www.LossPreventionFoundation.org.

The LPF will be awarding 50 individuals with LPC or LPQ Scholarships.




LPRC Research Update

Episode 4

Stuart Strome, PhD, Research Scientist, Loss Prevention Research Council

The Loss Prevention Research Council continues to work on ways to help retailers sell more while losing less using in-store and supply chain innovation efforts, interviewing offenders, shoppers and employees, while analyzing large data sets and conducting randomized controlled trials in active locations.

A major LPRC research focus is better understanding the psychology of how LP/AP efforts actually affect human behavior in stores and distribution centers. They look at how and where LP should place deterrent treatments to make the most positive impact with the least negative shopper and employee effects.

In this 22-minute episode, Dr. Stuart Strome of the LPRC explains why the offender interviews they conduct are so crucial to their research, what data they collect when studying solutions, and how they help facilitate research collaboration among retailers.

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Friendly Fraud Hurts Merchants, Issuers and Cardholders: Here's How
An estimated 28% of all ecommerce revenue today is lost to friendly fraud, and it's become a larger share of overall card fraud. While it made up an estimated 18% of total card fraud in 2012, it grew to 31% by 2016 - and has likely only continued to rise since then.

The rate and impact of friendly fraud can vary depending on the industry. Many digital goods merchants have reported friendly fraud rates as high as 60-90%. Whereas others - such as apparel merchants for example - might be less than 10%.

Nobody Wins
The harmful effects of friendly fraud are most evident to merchants and issuers, which face direct costs when a cardholder disputes a transaction and a chargeback is raised. But all three parties - merchants, issuers and cardholders - suffer because of this trend. Here's a look at how:

In the card-not-present (CNP) world, fraud liability rests with the merchant. That means when friendly fraud occurs, the merchant loses the goods/services and is saddled with the cost of the chargeback. But that's just the start.

Eating the cost of friendly fraud might seem easier than fighting back against it, given the potential brand impacts from social media backlash and risk of reduced future revenue. Yet simply accepting the cost of friendly fraud means merchants are losing huge amounts of money. More importantly, they are ultimately perpetuating unproductive consumer behavior.

Similarly, issuers don't want to upset cardholders and potentially jeopardize relationships with loyal customers by refusing to issue refunds to those who claim certain card purchases were unauthorized - even when evidence suggests otherwise. Moreover, today's regulatory environment requires issuers to quickly provide credits to cardholders after a dispute is made and while it's being investigated. So, they often must initiate the chargeback process, even when they don't yet know if the dispute is legitimate.

In cases of benign friendly fraud, customers suffer a terrible experience. First, there's the confusion that comes from not recognizing the purchase - and then having to call or notify the issuer online that something is wrong. Then there's the hassle of having their card cancelled (a precaution taken to avoid future possible fraud attempts) and the time it takes to get a replacement, as well as all of the card-on-file transactions that need to be updated once the new card arrives.

In cases of hostile friendly fraud, the customer may believe they are getting away scot-free. However, they will pay in the long run as the entire system suffers from the aforementioned increase in false declines, as well as from friction caused by other protective measures that must be taken to reduce losses. cardnotpresent.com

Ahold Delhaize Aims to Revamp Lagging U.S. Online Business

Over half of Prime Day shoppers planned ahead for the holiday

E-Commerce Beware: Sales Taxes Could Be Coming To A State Or Locality Near You

Vitamin Shoppe's online sales up 37% in Q2

Party City to sell Halloween costumes on Amazon.com



Cincinnati's OROCC Monthly Chapter Meeting Set for Aug. 17
The meeting will be held on Friday, August 17th at 9:30 a.m. at the West Chester Police Department (9577 Beckett Rd, West Chester, OH). As always, the goal is to get at least one representative from each law enforcement agency and major retail establishment to these meetings to share intel, network, and help each other with investigations. The meeting is extended to cover the southwestern territory of Ohio. Please try to bring your recent apprehensions and open cases (w/photos) on a thumb drive for group discussion. Click here to learn more about OROCC.

Update: San Diego, CA: Suspects sought in series of 'grab and run' thefts at North County Apple stores
Police are searching for a group of males targeting local Apple stores in the North County. Police said two Apple locations, one in Carlsbad and the other in Escondido, have been targeted in a series of grab and runs. During the incidents, police say the males generally enter in hoodies or jackets and grab multiple Apple devices on display tables before quickly exiting. Outside, a getaway vehicle is usually waiting. The thefts occurred at the Carlsbad location on May 16, June 18, July 11, and July 13, and the Escondido store on July 9. Since January 2018, the incidents have resulted in more than $750,000 of losses. In several instances, police say citizens have tried to step in and stop the suspects from fleeing the store and have been injured. Police said the series of thefts are likely linked to other similar instances reported around California. 10news.com

San Mateo County, CA: Woman pleads no contest to Retail Crime Spree;
facing 4 years

A woman accused in four different cases of theft or fraud at retail stores in San Mateo County pleaded no contest to a total of seven felonies Tuesday, according to prosecutors. On Jan. 7, 2016, San Francisco resident Alissa Denise Martin Thomas, 34, allegedly stole $952 worth of merchandise at a Safeway in Daly City and bit an employee on the hand during a struggle over the stolen goods. She was later found with a stolen car in a Walgreens parking lot on Aug. 8 when deputies were responding to a report of someone stealing, according to the District Attorney's Office.

While out on bail, she allegedly put $1,176 worth of merchandise into a shopping cart and attempted to return it at a CVS/pharmacy in Burlingame on Nov. 5. On Dec. 27, Thomas allegedly brought a fish tank filter into a Daly City pet store and tried to return it for cash with a questionable receipt. On May 26, 2017, Thomas was allegedly observed stealing several boxes of liquor from a Safeway in San Mateo.

The case was set to go to trial when Thomas changed her mind and pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony attempted robbery, felony commercial burglary, felony assault on an officer, felony threats and felony auto theft, among other charges and enhancements. She faces up to four years in prison when returning to court for sentencing on Nov. 6. smdailyjournal.com

Okaloosa County, FL: Two Men charged with $1,000 theft from Victoria's Secret and others
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Officer made a traffic stop and discovered nearly $1000 of Victoria's Secret merchandise stolen from the Santa Rosa Mall on Tuesday. Merchandise was also recovered from Foot Locker and other retailers in both the Santa Rosa Mall and Destin Commons. wjhg.com

Tinley Park, IL: Three arrested at Target for alleged Felony Theft
Damion M. Thelmon, 31, of Chicago, and Gabriella Marie Montello-Haro, 23, of Joliet, were arrested on July 28 for felony retail theft for allegedly attempting to steal alcohol and baby supplies valued at more than $1,100. Anderson Taylor, 60, of Chicago, was also arrested and charged with felony retail theft for attempting to steal a dozen bottles of baby formula valued at $229. tinleyjunction.com

Port Charlotte, FL: Stolen Deli Chicken leads to 4 women facing Grand Theft charges from Walmart, Macy's
Four women are facing theft charges after they allegedly shoplifted a deli chicken and lemonade from a Walmart in Port Charlotte on Tuesday. As they entered Walmart, an employee recognized two of the women as suspects in the theft of liquor from the store on July 31 and Aug. 4.

The employee saw the women walk into the grocery area, pick up deli chicken and a lemonade, pass points of sale without paying, and exit the store - where deputies were waiting. A vehicle, driven by Thomas, was searched with her permission. During the search, detectives saw a large amount of new clothing from Old Navy and Macy's, neatly folded, not in bags, with magnetic security tags attached. news-press.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Los Angeles, CA: South Los Angeles Flower Shop owner shot to death; killer at large
A woman working at a flower and party supply store in Lennox was fatally shot, and Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are searching for her killer. The shooting occurred Monday afternoon at the business, located off Inglewood Avenue and 104th Street. Responding deputies found the 57-year-old woman shot in the torso. She later died at the hospital. Family members identified the victim as Maria Ventura. They said she had sold flowers in the area for over 20 years and had opened up her own shop just a few months ago. abc7.com

Daytona, FL: Man uses fully automatic rifle in shooting outside C-store; altercation between two men ends with one wounded
At least half a dozen shell casings were left behind in the parking lot of the store. Police said the gunman was waiting for the victim to show up at the store. Authorities believe the pair were supposed to meet each other. When the gunman saw the victim in his car, someone handed him assault rifle which he shot at the victim. "(The gunman) was looking out the window and he's looking, he's looking and when the victim pulled up, that's when he came out and got the gun from the accomplice and just opened fire. Didn't even say nothing to the victim," Daytona Beach police chief Craig Capri said. news-journalonline.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Cathedral City, CA: Three juveniles arrested for shoplifting at Cathedral City Marketplace, fleeing police ends in accident
Three juvenile shoplifting suspects were taken into custody this afternoon after their getaway vehicle was involved in a non-injury crash. Cathedral City police and Riverside County sheriff's deputies took part in a search for the vehicle. At some point, it was involved in a crash and the suspects fled but were arrested nearby by officers in the area. kesq.com

Cummings, GA: LSU LB Tyler Taylor suspended after arrest for pawn shop burglary, might face felony charges
LSU suspended linebacker Tyler Taylor after learning he was arrested in May for reportedly serving as the getaway driver in the burglary of a Georgia pawn shop. An incident report by the Cumming Police Department said that in the early morning of Jan. 8, three men and a juvenile broke into a pawn shop in Cumming, Georgia, stole several firearms and fled the scene in a vehicle driven by Taylor. theadvocate.com

Columbus, GA: Armed Robbery suspect wanted across GA and AL; hit AutoZone, O'Reilly's and Dollar General
Authorities are searching for a man known for committing violent robberies across both Georgia and Alabama. Police say the man seen here should be considered armed and dangerous. LaGrange police say he robbed several businesses at gunpoint in recent weeks. They say he usually commits the thefts 30 minutes before closing. Stores like AutoZone, O'Reilly Auto Parts and Dollar General were hit. wtvm.com

Morganton, NC: Man arrested believed to be connected to 6 Armed Robberies

Philadelphia, PA: Suspect sought at least 10 Knifepoint Robberies in Northeast Philly; Cricket Wireless, Little Caesars, McDonald's, Metro PCS

Lakeville, MN: Police release Gun Shop Burglary video; Rear Door no match for being rammed

St. Louis Park, MN: Gun store increases security to deter burglars

Jared Boutique in the Louis Joliet Mall, Joliet, IL reported an Armed Robbery on 8/8, items valued at over $250,000

Jared in the University Park, Mishawaka, IN reported an External Diamond Switch on 8/7, item valued at $8,100

Jared's in Bal Harbour, Ft. Lauderdale, FL reported a Grab & Run on 8/7, items valued at $4,785

Jared's in the Target Center, Lexington, KY reported an External Diamond Switch, item valued at $6,250

Kay Jewelers in the Newgate Mall, Ogden, UT reported a Distraction Theft on 8/5, item valued at $3,199

Kay Jewelers in the Seminole Town Center Mall, Sanford, FL, reported a Grab & Run on 8/6, item valued at $2,999

Kay Jewelers in the Antelope Valley Mall, Palmdale, CA, reported a Grab & Run on 8/6, item valued at $1,999

Piercing Pagoda in the West Towne Mall, Madison, WI, reported a Distraction Theft on 8/6, item valued at $159


Ason & Fire

Atwater, CA: Arrest made in Target Arson; Store closed indefinitely
An Atwater Target was evacuated Tuesday night after someone started a fire that filled the store with smoke. The incident happened at the Target store along the 1000 block of Commerce Avenue. Atwater police say their officers and Cal Fire personnel responded to the scene just after 9 p.m. to investigate a reported fire. The Target was full of smoke when officers arrived and all workers and customers had evacuated. Cal Fire crews put out the fire; no one was hurt, police say. On Wednesday, police announced that the suspect - 42-year-old Atwater resident Jaime Rojas - had been arrested. Officers identified the suspect after looking through Target's loss prevention surveillance cameras. A man was captured pushing a shopping cart through the grocery store. He then went out of view for a short time in the toilet paper isle. Once he comes back into view, he no longer had the cart and instead leaves the store - the fire is then found soon after. yourcentralvalley.com

Sentencings & Charges

Tyler, TX: man receives 10 years in prison for role in multi-million dollar card skimming ring
A man has pleaded guilty to his part in a card-skimming ring and accepted a 10-year prison sentence. Eligio Diegez-Arias, 21, entered the plea on a charge of first-degree engaging in organized criminal activity. Diegez-Arias, Nolberto Rivera and Emilio Guitierrez-Alvarez were arrested in May 2017 and Tyler police said they were part of a large skimming ring case which swindled East Texans out of millions of dollars. Court records show Rivera agreed to a five-year prison sentence on Aug. 1. Gutierrez-Alvarez is scheduled for a plea hearing on Aug. 15. kltv.com

Brookfield, WI: Former Brinks employee charged with stealing $22,000 from ATMs
Eric Lord, 39, is alleged to have stolen the money in 2017 and 2018. Lord faces four felony in connection with the case: theft of movable property over $10,000; two counts of misappropriating ID info - obtain money; and theft of movable property, $5,000-$10,000. He was also charged with theft of movable property less than $2,500, a misdemeanor. All of the money was obtained through the unauthorized use of co-workers' information to get access to confidential combinations. If convicted on all charges, he could face more than 28 years in prison. jsonline.com

Philadelphia, PA: Man Sentenced to 20 to 41 years For CVS Armed Robbery in Media, PA

Dover, DE: Gun thief who pried hole in Pawn Shop wall gets 4 years in prison; 20 guns stolen, 14 still missing

Doylestown, PA: Man sentenced to 4 to 10 years for series of 7-Eleven Armed Robberies

Austin, MN: Walmart Associate charged with $1,800 theft


CBD Oil store - Bloomington, IN - Burglary
C-Store - Dayton, OH - Burglary
C-Store - Norfolk, VA - Burglary
Dollar General - Reidsville, NC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Dothan, AL - Armed Robbery
Farm Business - Leesburg, IN - Burglary
Gas Station - Atoka, TN - Burglary
Gas Station - Bolivar, MO - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Wickliffe, OH - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Fargo, ND - Burglary
Gas Station - Menlo Park, CA - Burglary
Hardware - Martin, SD - Burglary
Hertz Rental Car - Fargo, ND - Burglary
• Jared Boutique - Joliet, IL - Armed Robbery
Jewelry Store - Atwater, CA - Burglary
Jewelry Store - Albuquerque, NM - Burglary
Jewelry Store - Marysville, WA - Robbery
Pawn Shop - Fargo, ND - Burglary
Verizon - Hauppauge, NY - Burglary


Daily Totals:
6 robberies
13 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings





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