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Call for Speakers for RILA AP Conference 2019
RILA Seeks Retail and AP Experts to Share Knowledge at the Leading Retail AP Conference in the U.S.

RILA's Asset Protection Steering Committee - comprised of senior asset protection executives - identified topics, reflecting the industry's most exciting opportunities and pressing challenges. We're looking for retail speakers with experience in any of these areas to help lead a 45-minute breakout session (inclusive of Q&A). You don't have to be an expert on the entire topic and you don't have to go it alone! You can team-up with an internal colleague or a peer at another retailer. If you don't see a topic on the list that moves you, submit a speaker proposal on another priority topic that your industry peers would want to hear about - we're open to your ideas!

Hurry! The call for speakers closes on August 31, 2018 at 5 p.m. ET.
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Vector Security® announces new partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets
The fourth largest security company in the US named "Official Security Partner of the Columbus Blue Jackets" as part of multiyear agreement.

Vector Security, a leading provider of security and smart automation services to home and business with local offices in Columbus and across Ohio, announces a multiyear partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Vector Security will receive in-arena sponsorship exclusivity in the home and business security categories and is named the "Official Security Partner of the Columbus Blue Jackets."

The Columbus Blue Jackets is a member club of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the team's home is Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus.

"Columbus represents one of our largest markets in Ohio and is a strong area of growth for us," said Art Miller, Vice President of Marketing for Vector Security. "We are thrilled to sponsor the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team synonymous with hard work, patriotism and pride. We collectively share these attributes and our local team looks forward to promoting both brands side by side. Go Jackets!" vectorsecurity.com

GSX: What's in Store at the Event Formerly Known as ASIS
ASIS Int'l will host its rebranded Global Security Exchange in Las Vegas, Sept. 23-27. Here's an overview of the education agenda, networking events and more.

Earlier this year when ASIS Int'l revealed new branding for its flagship conference, the annual Seminar and Exhibits, the organization declared the move signified a "commitment to unite the full spectrum of security."

That commitment is said to address issues critical to all sectors of the global marketplace and its respective practitioners and end customers.

The 20,000+ security professionals that are expected to descend upon the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 23-27, will be the final judge whether or not the newly named Global Security Exchange (GSX) achieves such a lofty declaration.

Now in its 64th year, this continuing reinvention of the conference began last year with a revamped lineup of top networking events, among other modifications, intended to enhance the attendee experience.

More than a name change, the 2018 installment arrives with an overhauled exhibition floor and educational programming that accounts for advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, cyber threats and other market-disrupting forces. Read the full article on page 2 securitysales.com

Social Activism Prioritizes Push for Integrity, Inclusion
Organizations are focusing more on issues of integrity, diversity and inclusion as pressure from social activism drives these new priorities among senior leadership, according to a report from BSR, a global nonprofit sustainability organization.

The report, set to come out in mid-September, was compiled from responses of the chief sustainability officer or similar-type position at each of BSR's 152 client companies that participated in the survey. Results this year point to a striking change from previous years, and they speak to the growing pressure companies are feeling on ethics and values beyond compliance, on the growth of socially responsible activism, and on the #MeToo movement, said Alison Taylor, BSR's managing director.

"Issues previously regarded as 'compliance' are now concerns across the company, as the C-Suite grapples with new dynamics forcing them to consider and communicate what ethics and values mean at their companies," said Ms. Taylor.

"We are in an era of hyper-transparency where companies need to behave as if everything they say or do may become public; reputation management is complex and has high stakes," said Ms. Taylor. wsj.com

Video + Audio = Enhanced Security
Extend the reach and response of surveillance cameras with sound capabilities

By Geoffrey Bauer, architecture and engineering program manager at Axis Communications, a global provider of intelligent security solutions.

Today's video surveillance systems have more intelligence and capabilities than ever before. Security cameras offer a range of features to protect property and deter crime with the application of analytics such as motion detection, face recognition, and license plate capture. And with the high resolution many cameras provide, it is now possible to view video with a level of detail unthinkable just a few years ago.

While higher resolutions traditionally translate into greater bandwidth and storage requirements - and the greater costs associated with each - advancements in video compression and recording solutions have lowered the barrier of entry for high-resolution video, making it more attainable for organizations of all sizes.

While video has proven invaluable for security, the more senses that a security system can engage, the more effective it can be. Consider that humans have five senses, each of which fills an important need. Obviously, touch, taste, and smell cannot be engaged remotely, but hearing can. Adding audio to augment video surveillance can enhance security coverage beyond the camera views to help detect and interpret events as they occur. It can also enable two-way communication over an IP network. As an added benefit, audio data can be transferred using the wired or wireless network that transfers video, improving system-wide distribution and deployment options, making integration of audio and video much easier. facilityexecutive.com

March Networks Launches New Hosted Video Solution For Convenience Stores
March Networks® introduce a new software as a service (SaaS) offering for convenience stores. The secure, hosted service will deliver all the benefits of March Networks' powerful Searchlight for Retail solution -including loss prevention, data analytics and operational audits reporting- for an average cost of just $4 a day. security.world

16 Years Later, SOX Compliance Continues to Evolve
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance costs shot up this year, underscoring the need for companies to automate more of their compliance activities.

In the early days after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) took effect in 2002, companies expected to struggle for a few years under the added costs and effort required to comply with the new law. Then, they believed, the annual compliance exercise would gradually evolve into a relatively stable one.

The first expectation was certainly realized. The second was too, but to a much lesser extent.

The compliance picture continues to shift year by year, according to a new report from management consulting firm Protiviti. Notably, costs continue to rise in response to external changes, such as new laws and regulations, as well as the transitions many companies are traversing. cfo.com

NLRB May Grant Employers More Leeway in Restricting E-Mail Usage
On Aug. 1, the board invited briefs on whether it should return to the standard under Register Guard, which permitted "neutral restrictions" on e-mail use.

Employers should issue reasonable, neutral rules prohibiting the use of company e-mail for nonwork purposes. "There are many other wholly legitimate reasons for rules prohibiting nonwork uses of e-mail systems, including the prevention of workplace sexual harassment and bullying," he noted.

"Employers have an obligation to ensure that the productivity tools they provide to foster workplace collaboration and communication are used respectfully and productively for all employees," said Nancy Hammer, the Society for Human Resource Management's vice president of regulatory affairs and judicial counsel. "For this reason, we welcome the board's plan to revisit its decision in Purple Communications to consider how employers can safeguard the appropriate use of employer-provided e-mail and other computer resources." shrm.org

Massachusetts Governor Signs Noncompete Law
New law limits the scope of employment noncompetes in the state

Massachusetts employers must comply with new noncompete rules for agreements that are executed on or after Oct. 1. The legislation was nearly a decade in the making and was signed by Gov. Charlie Baker on Aug. 10. Here's what employers should know.

For a noncompete to be valid, it must be: ● Limited to 12 months in duration (with some exceptions). ● Presented to new hires either with an offer letter or 10 days prior to an employee's start date, whichever is earlier. ● Signed by the employer and the worker.

The agreement must also inform employees of their right to consult legal counsel before signing it. If employers want existing staff to sign noncompetes, they will need to offer "fair and reasonable" consideration beyond continued employment for the agreements to be valid.

Notably, Massachusetts is the first state to include "garden leave" in a noncompete law. Garden leave is a term commonly used in Britain that refers to a post-employment period during which an employer continues to pay a former employee. Massachusetts was originally going to require employers to pay the employee's full salary for the time he or she is restricted by the agreement, but the amount was reduced to 50 percent of the employee's highest base salary that was earned with the employer in the two years preceding the employee's termination.

Instead of offering garden leave, a noncompete agreement may provide for "mutually agreed upon consideration," though the new law doesn't specify the amount of such consideration or the timing of any payment, Cohen noted.

Importantly, employers should note that noncompetes will not be enforceable against employees who are laid off or fired without cause. shrm.org

Amazon Go Inspires UK Supermarkets - Sainsbury's goes 'till-free'
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's is trialling its first "till-free" store, in which shoppers do not need to queue for a staffed or self-service checkout. Instead, customers can scan goods with a smartphone and put them straight into a bag. When they have finished shopping, their payment is processed by the phone.

One industry expert suggested UK supermarkets had been inspired by a checkout-free trial store opened by online retailer Amazon in Seattle.

"It fired the imagination of many supermarkets here, with not just Sainsbury's but also Tesco and the Co-op trialling various ways to achieve this," said Adam Leyland, editor of industry magazine The Grocer.
How will it work? bbc.co.uk

Chipotle food tests negative in illness outbreak at Central Ohio restaurant
Still no explanation for why 644 customers got sick

Health officials still have no explanation for what may have sickened hundreds of customers at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Central Ohio last month.

The Delaware General Health District said tests by the Ohio Department of Health of leftover food from the Powell restaurant found no evidence of salmonella, shigella, E. coli or other forms of bacteria.

Stool samples provided by affected customers also initially failed to turn up any evidence of bacteria or norovirus. Officials have sent samples for further testing by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Delaware County health officials said they have identified 644 customers who have reported gastrointestinal problems after eating at the restaurant at 9733 Sawmill Parkway between July 26 and July 30. Symptoms included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and other ailments. bizjournals.com

Las Vegas, NV: Shopper claims Emergency Door Would Not Open during Ross store shooting
At least one shopper claims she was unable to escape a Ross store after a rear emergency door would not open during a shooting scare Saturday. Las Vegas police say the Ross store near Blue Diamond and Valley View was packed with shoppers when Mohamed Mahmoud, 37, opened fire inside. Shauna, visiting from California, was inside the store with her 7-year-old niece when she tried to escape the terror.

"We ran toward the exit and about five other people were in front of us and they're pushing on the door trying to get the door open and it wouldn't open," explained Shauna who did not reveal her last name. Shauna says the shoppers had to move to plan B when the door wouldn't open but quickly ran into more problems.

"There was a break room that was back there and we turned, everyone ran into the break room and we tried to pull the door closed, but it was bolted, to the floor, the doorstop was bolted to the floor and it wouldn't close," said Shauna. After several terrifying moments, the danger passed and the shoppers were shaken but unharmed

Contact 13 visited the store Monday to inspect the emergency doors. The emergency exits appeared free of merchandise and other obstructions. Contact 13 observed one of the doors labeled with a sign that read" PUSH UNTIL ALARM SOUNDS ... DOOR CAN BE OPENED IN 15 SECONDS. A law enforcement source tells Contact 13 the delayed exit is a common loss prevention tactic to deter shoplifters from using the emergency exits as a quick getaway. Shauna claims the group tried to open the door for nearly a minute.

Contact 13 reached out to Ross emergency exit door questions, but a spokesperson only released this statement: "We are unable to provide information at this time because the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigation is still underway. We are fully cooperating with authorities in these efforts.'
Ross Dress for Less Corporate Spokesperson

According to Clark County booking records, Mahmoud is facing multiple attempted murder charges and discharging a firearm inside a building. Police say Mahmoud was a disgruntled store security guard who tried to confront a Ross manager with a gun. A court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday. ktnv.com

Northern California fires damage or destroy 4,300 businesses
If treated as a single disaster, the combined fires in October and December "represent one of the most damaging natural catastrophes in California history," said state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones in February. They damaged or destroyed 32,000 homes, 4,300 businesses and more than 8,200 vehicles, boats and other equipment, said Jones. Total insurance claims for all insurance companies surpassed $11.8 billion. pantagraph.com

Businesses Are Losing Millions
California wildfire closures lead to massive losses for businesses near Yosemite
For the past two weeks, a wildfire has forced much of Yosemite National Park in California to close, with smoke blanketing its famous rock formations and clouding the summer travel season for one of the largest tourism economies tied to a US park. Steven Anker, 53, has seen business decrease by 80% at his Priest Station Café in nearby Groveland.

Local businesses around the park this summer have lost millions of dollars in revenue on everything from hotel rooms to trinkets, with occupancy rates at many hotels approaching zero.

"Roads are money, and without the roads open, we die," said Doug Shaw, who operates the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort near the park. Shaw had to lay off some staff and lost about $200,000 in potential profits, he said. businessinsider.com

Vice President, Asset Protection: Bloomingdale's, New York, NY
The Vice President (VP) of Asset Protection is responsible for developing, coordinating, and leading the execution of all asset protection and risk management programs. Included in these responsibilities is the leadership of investigations and fraud mitigation teams to improve bottom line results. The VP of Asset Protection is also responsible for business continuity planning and timely reporting of business-critical information to provide key leadership a common operating picture. The leader will collaborate extensively with internal partners throughout the Bloomingdale's and Macy's organizations to influence their operations and leverage learnings to continually refine the asset protection model. bloomingdalesjobs.com

Our history started in 1861, when brothers Joseph and Lyman Bloomingdale started selling hoop skirts in their Ladies' Notions Shop in New York's Lower East Side. Today, we're America's only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store. With over 50+ locations and an internationally known website - it's easy to see that we thrive on innovation, commitment and creativity. bloomingdalesjobs.com

Managing Director, Business Intelligence and Investigations for Kroll's Associate, Inc., Investigations & Disputes practice - Based in Texas
The Managing Director within Kroll's Investigations & Disputes ("I&D") Practice will have the ability to manage client relationships, handle substantive assignments and develop business primarily for our Investigations practice but also help with joint marketing of our other Kroll services. The successful candidate would be expected to originate and manage business and raise the profile of the firm through active business development. For consideration, candidate must demonstrate significant past business origination and have high level corporate contacts and have experience leading other experienced professionals.

About Kroll: Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions. For more than 45 years, Kroll has helped clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations and security through a wide range of investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security and data and information management services. Kroll is a division of Duff & Phelps, a global advisor with nearly 3,500 professionals in 28 countries around the world. Our clients include publicly traded and privately held companies, law firms, government entities and investment organizations such as private equity firms and hedge funds. We also advise the world's leading standard-setting bodies on valuation and governance best practices. taleo.net

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Hey New York City, Meet Akron
eBay Takes Over New Stand Stores for a Limited Time Bringing Akron's Innovative Entrepreneurs to New York City

This month, eBay takes over retail concept store, The New Stand, to bring a collection of new and unique items from Akron to the Big Apple. Earlier this year, the city of Akron, Ohio and eBay piloted Retail Revival - a first-of-its-kind mentorship program to support the growth of the city's local businesses and provide the tools and resources they need to get their businesses up and running online. Some of the Akron businesses showcased at the New Stand locations include essential oils from Handkraffted, skateboard light fixtures from Whiskertin, original artwork from Art of Matt Miller and local-favorite craft sodas from NORKA Beverage Co.

Shop eBay at New Stand
For a limited time, shoppers can visit The New Stand - the modern newsstand - in Brookfield Place and the Union Square subway station to browse and buy a collection of made in Akron products. There's something for everyone - from cruelty-free makeup to original streetwear, tiny arcade games, award-winning barbeque sauce, and much more.

New Stand at Brookfield Place (230 Vesey Street, NYC) through August 24
Monday-Friday: 8AM - 8PM
Saturday: 10AM - 8PM
Sunday: 12PM - 6PM

New Stand at Union Square Subway Station (4 Union Sq. E, NYC) through August 15
Monday-Friday: 8AM-8PM
Saturday-Sunday: 10AM-6PM

In the coming months, eBay will expand Retail Revival to its second city - Lansing, MI - to partner with the city's local retailers, and help them boost their reach and revenue. Shoppers can follow #RetailRevival on Twitter to get the latest on when new items from Lansing businesses will be available on eBay.

eBay by the Numbers
● eBay has 175 million active buyers worldwide
● 80% of all merchandise sold on eBay is new, and our wide selection keeps growing
● 89% of items sold on eBay are Buy It Now - no bidding necessary
● 71% ship for free in US, UK and DE
● 63% of the eBay platform that involves a mobile touchpoint
● 414 million downloads of the eBay Inc. apps across the globe prnewswire.com prnewswire.com


Scarsdale Security finds a way to get the job done!

Leading retailers and LP executives trust Scarsdale Security to provide building security, fire protection, loss prevention and video surveillance needs. In addition to unsurpassed security services, Scarsdale is the retail industry's leading source for advanced Business Intelligence and traffic analytics.

In this LPNN interview, Jim Mahoney, VP of Sales, and Frank Baker, VP of Business Development, for Scarsdale Security, discuss LP's role in cross-departmental functionality, the opportunities with Central Station Monitoring, and how Scarsdale can help retailers keep existing infrastructure active while still promoting new technology.

Watch the LPNN video here!


Equifax Avoided Fines, but What If ...?
Equifax made headlines around the world in 2017 with a massive data breach of more than 143 million records worldwide. It waited 40 days before notifying consumers of the breach, exposing customers to further risk. And that's not all.

Things went downhill from there, with the CEO, CISO, and CIO retiring or resigning and multiple executives charged with insider trading related to the breach.

All this as the internal processes that led to the breach showed significant failures and a lack of basic awareness of why basic information security practices are in place. Although the company has been working to overhaul its approach to security, critical questions remain.

In the backlash, many customers - especially those in the EU and Canada, where strong privacy laws exist - wondered why a company they had never agreed to do business with was holding all of this personally identifiable information. This naturally leads to a larger question of what role, if any, data brokers should play and how they should be regulated and monitored.

In late June, it was announced that US consumers - the majority of those affected in the breach - would finally see the consequences of Equifax's (in)action.

The result: nothing. But what if.... darkreading.com

Electronic guards: The future of manned guarding?
Businesses today face more sophisticated threats than ever before. And although cybersecurity is top of the media agenda, physical security still has an important role to play when tackling this changing landscape of challenges. Striking the right balance is key, which is why businesses of all sizes and industries are currently reassessing how they should best spend their money to protect their people, buildings and assets.

A priority, and therefore fairly mainstream security tactic for most businesses, is manned guarding. But businesses are always looking for security solutions that can augment their current arrangements and improve overall effectiveness.

As security solutions evolve, a new option for consideration is electronic guarding (e-guarding). With an e-guarding system, security staff have access to more site and system information than ever before, meaning more options for response.

These systems can provide comprehensive, always-on detection that ensures there is permanently an immediate and effective reaction, while also limiting risk to security staff.

Demand for e-guarding systems is growing. From retail to offices, warehouses to critical infrastructure, security teams across many sectors are ready to reap the benefits of a connected, smarter guarding solution. ifsecglobal.com

Is your email protected against fake invoicing?
As human nature goes, many organizations don't really address security issues until a breach occurs. As a result, we're often called in to do post mortems and help companies devise newer, better security approaches. Suffice it to say, we've seen our share of both known and emerging threats to cybersecurity. There is one particular breed of malware I'm seeing all too frequently these days: fake invoicing.

It goes something like this: one company - let's call it Strategi Corp - calls a customer - we'll call them Incred Systems - to follow up on a pending balance of $20,000 for services rendered. The call comes as a surprise to Incred, because they had already paid that invoice in full. After some digging, they discover that Incred's payment was actually wired to a bank account that did not belong to Strategi. How did this happen, when the payment instructions were written clearly, right on the invoice? canadiansecuritymag.com

Exobot malware attacks banks, but has its eye on payments, retail & e-commerce
The news that the source code for the latest version of Exobot banking malware has been leaked online has set off the alarms among banks and financial institutions that now must brace for further upticks in the ongoing barrage of mobile fraud attempts.

But concern over Exobot is also spreading beyond banking and across other sectors where customers regularly transact online, from e-commerce and retail to health care. This concern is certainly justified, because Exobot is a very effective overlay attack: Whenever an infected Android device hits a targeted bank website or app, an overlay window duplicating the targeted bank's app or website appears and captures the user's bank logins, and any other credentials provided - enabling new waves of stolen credentials to hit the dark web. paymentssource.com

Former Microsoft Employee Sentenced to 18 Months Prison for Role in Connection with Reveton Ransomware



4 Powerful Ways Artificial Intelligence is Molding E-Commerce
Today, we see AI walking boldly across the corridors of any company, any industry, and any business-type. And although artificial, the technology has added a personal touch to the way we shop and trade. AI in e-commerce is enhancing the entire buy-sell experience for both buyers and sellers.

1. Chatbots
E-commerce chatbots help buyers in looking for the right product, checking product availability, comparing multiple products, and finally, helping make the payment. Chatbots also help connect customers with the appropriate service personnel in case of any complaints or queries.

2. Predictive sales
Deep learning, statistical programming and predictive analysis of massive data sets is possible with AI algorithms. Companies use these methods to capture their customers' behavior. Predictive sales also help in organizing and managing the inventory of the warehouses, ensuring that the company is well stocked, especially with the products that have a higher demand.

3. Recommendation engines
Based on the recent searches made by a potential customer, AI algorithms in search engines record critical details on the product being searched. Based on the outcomes of the algorithm, the search engine generates appropriate recommendations for the browser and lists them on their personal dashboard to help them find the product quickly.

4. Warehouse automation
An essential component of the e-retail industry, warehousing operations play a significant role in deciding the trend of sales for a company. The Beijing-based company, JD.com with Siasun Robot & Automation Co Ltd., employed robots to boost warehouse processes such as parcel sorting, packaging, and categorizing. The speed and efficiency of the sorting mechanisms and the delivery schedule for the products were improved. forbes.com

UK consumers resigned to fraud risks when shopping online
33% of UK shoppers experienced payment fraud in past year

A new research from Paysafe, a global payment provider, has revealed that the majority of UK consumers now accept the risk of fraud when shopping online.

Seven in 10 (70%) now prefer shopping online rather than going to physical stores, and a similar number 68% shop online much more than they did a year ago. This is despite 65% of consumers accepting that a certain level of ecommerce fraud is 'inevitable' during the ecommerce process, up from 52% in 2017, underlining the increasing value consumers put on convenience.

One third (33%) of UK shoppers said they have experienced payment fraud in the past year, up 6% on 2017.The report also showed that when shopping online, 61% have used digital wallets in the past month, 34% have used a credit card, and 57% a debit card. Meanwhile, 51% are using in-app purchases more than a year ago, as the popularity of services such as Uber and Deliveroo change the traditional ecommerce payment process by retaining customers' information for a seamless app experience. In fact, 79% prefer to shop on a website that already has their payment information stored, highlighting that UK consumers place a premium on convenience. thepaypers.com

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Miami, FL: Gang of 5 hit a flea-market shop for $750,000 in Jewelry
A gang of five pulled off a retail smash-and-grab at The Village Flea Market and got away with $750,000 in jewelry, police say. But they did leave two faces behind on surveillance video. The video, released Monday by Miami-Dade police, shows several robbers climbing over the counters at P&S Jewelry around 5 p.m. last Tuesday. Overwhelmed by numbers and surprise, the plucky staff couldn't prevent the criminals from smashing into some of the display cases and making off with jewelry. miamiherald.com

Cleveland, OH: Facebook scam costs moms $200,000+ across U.S
After more than a year eluding law enforcement, a Cleveland woman wanted for running a lucrative scam on social media is now in custody. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed Zienup Sbeih-Maddox, 24, was arrested on August 1. Sbeih-Maddox is accused of using Facebook to scam hundreds of people across the United States and Canada out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. She ran a Facebook group called "Zee's Place," where she sold everything from heavily discounted baby products to Disney vacations.

Many of the victims who belonged to the group say Sbeih-Maddox never delivered the goods they had purchased. Investigators say Sbeih-Maddox pulled in over $200,000 as part of the scam. On Sept. 25, 2017, a Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted Sbeih-Maddox on felony charges of grand theft, theft and tampering with records. cleveland19.com

Montgomery, AL: 5 wanted in apparent Organized Retail Theft ring in multiple Alabama cities
Five women are wanted by multiple law enforcement agencies around Alabama, including the Montgomery Police Department, on felony warrants. The women are identified as Alexandria Blue, Angel Moses, Evana Tamia Thompson, Latori Parks, and Kashea Green. Montgomery Police say the women are wanted in the Capital City on multiple theft warrants. Kashea Green, 22, and Latoria Parks, 22, may be associated with Blue, Moses, and Thompson, according to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers who says the five may be operating as an organized group to steal merchandise throughout the state of Alabama. Parks is facing warrants felony theft warrants in Hoover and Alabaster while Green has a felony warrant for her arrest in Alabaster. Alexandria Blue, 22, is wanted in Montgomery for two felony theft warrants. She's also facing felony theft warrants in Hoover and Columbus, Georgia. wbrc.com

Knox County, TN: Wig-wearing Felony Lane Gang cell dismantled,
five members convicted

Prosecutors have dismantled an entire cell of an out-of-state gang that was operating in Knox County and the surrounding area, the Office of the District Attorney General announced Monday. Five members of the Felony Lane Gang, a Florida crime organization that recruits women to impersonate other women for identity theft, were charged with 15 felonies for identity theft, theft over $2,500 and burglary of a vehicle. According to the Attorney General's Office, Clinton police officers stopped a vehicle Feb. 24, 2017 and found Jarvis Letrey Lewis, 32, Joshua Chai Spicy, 43, and Weldon Jermaine Glinton, 33, with several identification cards, credit and debit cards and checks belonging to 18 individuals. Ten of those had recently reported burglaries in Knox County. knoxnews.com

Garden Grove, CA: Three Grab & Run thieves hit T-Mobile for nearly $8,000 in phones and Apple watches
Police are looking for a trio of burglars who were recorded robbing a T-Mobile store in Orange County. Cell phone video shows what appear to be two teens and an adult pulling phones and other items from the displays at the store located on Brookhurst Street just before 3 p.m. Monday. Police said the three suspects, described as Latino males, ages 14 to 20, took about $8,000-worth of phones and Apple Watches. This is the second robbery of a T-Mobile store in the area in as many weeks. cbslocal.com

Sweetwater, TN: Pair arrested after attempting to take $3,000 in merchandise
and $1,400 in gift cards from Walmart

Two men and a woman went through a checkout line and had the clerk swipe two gifts cards for $500 each and then tried to distract the clerk while one of them punched a button that would put the money on the cards without them having been paid for. They tried this a second time, putting $400 on a third card. advocateanddemocrat.com

Tarentum, PA: Pittsburgh Mill Walmart shoplifter facing Felony charges; $,1,400 and $500 thefts in past 60 days
Julian Leigh Johnson, 32, is charged with a felony count of retail theft and misdemeanor counts of trespassing and related charges. Police said store employees saw Johnson taking security devices off several items and leaving them on shelves on July 17. Johnson proceeded to the store's self-checkout area and pretended to ring up four reflectors worth 46 cents each. He left the store with two vacuum cleaners, two virtual reality head sets, a television set, speakers and other merchandise totaling about $1,400 in value, police said. Police said after they identified Johnson as the alleged thief, they learned he was told to stay out of the store after stealing about $500 worth of electronics equipment on June 12. triblive.com

Manheim, Township, PA: 2 men wanted in $1,400 Formula theft from Target
Police are asking for help from the public in identifying a pair of baby formula thieves. The theft occurred just after 1 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the Target on Fruitville Pike. The two unknown men "loaded a shopping cart with $1,443 worth of baby formula, and fled from the store. pennlive.com

Cranston, RI: Men wanted for stealing eyeglasses from Eye Care store
Cranston Police said the theft happened at about 3 p.m. July 27 at Garden City Eye Care on Reservoir Avenue. They said one man acted as a lookout in the waiting room while the second stole several pairs of glasses worth about $800. turnto10.com

Bryan, TX: Home Depot Associate charged in $3,000 theft

Decatur, IL : Belk Loss Prevention bust female shoplifter with nearly $700 of stolen merchandise

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Shootings & Deaths

Las Vegas, NV: Walmart Associate identified in Saturday's fatal shooting;
shot and killed outside Auto Center

The Clark County coroner's office has identified the Walmart employee shot and killed outside an east Las Vegas Valley store Saturday night. Antwan Lamont Graves, 38, was found by co-workers around 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the store on Boulder Highway with multiple gunshot wounds, said Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ray Spencer. Graves died at the scene and his death was ruled a homicide, the coroner's office said. Graves was returning to the parking lot from his break when another man approached him and fired several times before running away, police said. The shooting, which happened near the store's automobile care center, appeared to be targeted, Spencer said. reviewjournal.com

Marshall County, MS: Man killed at North Mississippi convenience store

Oklahoma City, OK: Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Pointed Gun outside a C-Store

Phoenix, AZ: Suspect remains on the loose after man killed in 7-Eleven parking lot shooting

Cleveland, OH: Man shot dead after fight breaks out in C- store parking lot

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Chicago, IL: Pepper spray used in Saint Laurent store robbery in Gold Coast
Two women robbed a Saint Laurent store in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, police said. The high-end store, located in the 0-100-block of East Walton, was robbed at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The women came into the store, released pepper spray and then took items. They fled the scene. No one was in custody late Sunday. The store and police were doing an inventory to determine what was taken. At least 13 people were inside the store at the time and had to be evacuated. abc7chicago.com

Memphis, TN: Police searching for man who's robbed CVS multiple times
Investigators said two Memphis CVS stores have been hit multiple times, including the latest robbery which happened Sunday morning. Police said the robber's burglary spree began in late June when he tried to rob a Burger King on Austin Peay Highway. He didn't get any cash when he pointed his gun at the employee working the drive-thru, but minutes later, police were called out to a CVS on Stage Road less than two miles away for another robbery. He came back two and a half weeks later to rob the same CVS--both times getting cash from the register. A week and a half later, he moved to the CVS in Cordova, robbing that store July 18 then again Sunday--both in the overnight hours. wmcactionnews5.com

Princess Anne, MD: Pharmacist Takes Shot at Attempted Armed Robbery Suspect
A pharmacist with a firearm was able to defend his business in Princess Anne from an attempted armed robbery on Monday, according to police. Police say a suspect entered the Karemore Pharmacy on Somerset Avenue with a long gun. But the armed pharmacist behind the counter quickly fired at the would-be robber. The suspect left the store and ran away, according to police. wboc.com

Pawleys Island, SC: Man with pellet gun traveled to store in taxi to commit Robbery

Owasso, OK: Walmart Shoplifter kicks out police car window, spits on officer during weekend arrest

Helzberg Diamonds in the Altamonte Mall, Altamonte Springs, FL reported a Grab & Run on 8/11, item valued at $1,020

Kay Jewelers in the North Point Mall, Alpharetta, GA reported a Grab & Run on 8/10, item valued at $8,699

Kay Jewelers in the Palm Coast Landing, Palm Coast, FL reported an Armed Robbery on 8/11, items valued at $21,794

Kay Jewelers in the Jersey Gardens Mall, Elizabeth, NJ reported a Distration Theft on 8/12, item valued at $2,649

Kay Jewelers in the North Griffin Square, Griffin, GA reported a Burglary on 8/13, items valued at $30,777

Peoples Jewellers in the Promenade Mall, Thornhill, ON CN reported an Armed Robbery on 8/12, items valued at $36,294

Piercing Pagoda in the Woodland Hills Mall, Tulsa, OK reported a Grab & Run on 8/12, item valued at $629

Zales Outlet in the Concord Mills, Concord, NC reported a Grab & Run on 8/12, item valued at $1,829

Zales in the Galleria at Sunset, Henderson, NV reported a Grab & Run on 8/6, item valued at $3,629

Zales Outlet in the Pleasant Run Towne Crossing, Cedar Hill, TX reported a Burglary on 8/11, inventory loss TBD

Fire & Arson

Tarkington, TX: Dollar General destroyed by fire
Employees were inside when fire started, no injuries reported

A Tarkington-area Dollar General store was destroyed in a fire Sunday night, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter. The fire broke out about 9:45 p.m. at the store on State Highway 321 just east of Cleveland. A dozen fire departments, including Tarkington firefighters, fought the blaze. Water supply was low, and tankers shuttled water to portable dump tanks at the store. chron.com


Counterfeit $100's Being Passed in Northbrook, IL - Starbucks Reports One

Sentencings, Charges & Arrests

Richmond, KY: Over 40 People charged with Shoplifting in 3 day Police / Retailer joint operation
A three-day operation led to charges against more than 50 people in Richmond. The Richmond Police Department says it conducted a joint operation with local retail Loss Prevention officers on August 7, 8, and 9 to target and identify those involved in retail theft. Richmond Police say when the operation ended, there were a total of 41 shoplifting charges, 21 drug charges, 13 warrants served, and 11 other related charges. In total, 56 people were charged with various crimes. wtvq.com

Hickory, NC: Harbor Freight Associate arrested for 2 counts of Felony Theft

Romanian Skimming Gang Busted in India; Putting skimming devices, camera on ATM


Adult Store - Lowndes County, MS - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Tustin, CA - Armed Robbery/ Stabbing
C-Store - Bellevue, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Oklahoma City, OK - Robbery/ Assault
C-Store - Naugatuck, CT - Burglary
CVS - Memphis, TN - Robbery
CVS - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
Cell Phone Store - Lincolnton, NC - Robbery/ Assault
Cricket Wireless - Fort Bend County, TX - Armed Robbery
Donut Shop - Tulsa, OK - Robbery
Family Dollar - Shreveport, LA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Del City, OK - Robbery
Gas Station - LaVale, MD - Armed Robbery
• Jewelry - Palm Coast, FL - Armed Robbery
• Jewelry - Cedar Hill, TX - Burglary
• Jewelry - Griffin, GA - Burglary
Jewelry - Miami, FL - Robbery
Liquor Store - Pittsburgh, PA - Burglary
Liquor Store - Cumming, GA - Burglary
Motel - Fargo, ND - Armed Robbery
Pawn Shop - Reno, NV - Burglary
Pawn Shop - Tyler, TX - Burglary
Pharmacy - Princess Anne, MD - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile - Garden Grove, CA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Chesterfield, VA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
18 robberies
7 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings





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