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Tensions are High Across the Nation

On one weekend in the U.S.
Stores burning in Milwaukee, shoppers hearing shots, travelers hearing shots, kids setting off fireworks, storms flooding malls, dead bodies being found in parking lots and malls. Retail is more dangerous now than it's ever been. Regardless if it's a hoax or the real thing every consumer is watching and listening and quite frankly waiting for something to happen. The issue is the Loss Prevention industry has to manage all of it. Real, imagined, or just a hoax we have to be prepared to manage each situation and ensure that our customers and associates are safe. Here's one weekend in America.

Racial Violence in Milwaukee Was Decades in the Making, Residents Say
The burning buildings, smashed police cars and scuffles between police officers and angry protesters on Milwaukee's north side over the weekend might have seemed like a spontaneous eruption. But for many in the city's marginalized black community, it was an explosive release decades in the making.

Milwaukee is one of the United States' most segregated cities, where black men are incarcerated or unemployed at some of the highest rates in the country.

Milwaukee, a city of nearly 600,000, joins other embattled parts of the country like Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., where police killings did not so much draw outrage for the deaths alone, but for the systemic problems that have so many black people feeling hopeless.

In some ways, city officials had been bracing for, if not expecting, a surge of unrest. nytimes.com

Milwaukee Unrest Continues Through 2nd Night, 1 Person Reported Shot
Milwaukee police say they are battling continued unrest early Monday morning, making multiple arrests and rushing one shooting victim and at least one officer to the hospital in the second night of violence following a fatal police shooting.

Milwaukee Police sent out a series of tweets about the confrontations Monday outside a police station. They depicted a chaotic scene, with police claiming that demonstrators were throwing objects and firing shots in the area while officers in tactical gear worked to quell the situation. Police say one officer was taken to the hospital after being injured when a rock smashed through the windshield of his patrol car.

Earlier on Sunday, the Wisconsin National Guard was activated and put on standby by Gov. Scott Walker. yahoo.com

Police Shooting Sparks Protest in Milwaukee
A "Night of Rage"

When police identified Sylville Smith as the Milwaukee man shot by an officer Saturday, triggering a violent uprising on the city's mostly black north side, Chief Edward Flynn cited Smith's "lengthy criminal record."

Smith's death sparked explosive protests in northern Milwaukee, a town of 600,000 where roughly 40 percent of residents are black. Several businesses were burned down in the protests that stretched into Sunday morning, leading Gov. Scott Walker to activate National Guard troops in case violence persists.

Flynn declined to identify the officer who shot Smith but said he is black. The police chief said he wasn't sure what prompted the stop but described Smith's car as "behaving suspiciously."

Gov. Scott Walker activated Wisconsin's National Guard, and 125 Guard members were reporting to local armories to prepare for further instructions. Flynn said they would not be deployed unless the chief decided to do so. Flynn said 150 department officers specially trained in managing big protests had also been mobilized

Six businesses; a BP station, O'Reilly's Auto Parts store, a beauty salon and a bank were burned in the unrest that spilled past midnight Sunday. Seventeen people were arrested, Flynn said, and four officers were hurt from flying concrete and glass, although all of them had been released from hospital.

Walker praised citizens who showed up Sunday to clean up the north side neighborhood where the violence took place. He called for "continued peace and prayer."

After dark on Sunday, about a hundred protesters marched to a police station, shouting "Indict. Convict. Send the killer cops to jail," and "Who's streets? Our streets." Police were lined up in riot gear behind a row of squad cars.

Milwaukee Alderman Khalif Rainey, who represents the neighborhood that erupted, said the city's black residents are "tired of living under this oppression."

"Now this is a warning cry. Where do we go from here? Where do we go as a community from here?" he asked. cbsnews.com


UPDATE: One person shot in Milwaukee in second night of unrest after police shooting

Mayor Tom Barrett enforces10 p.m. Milwaukee teen curfew

Raleigh, NC: No indication that gunshot was fired at Crabtree Valley Mall
Shoppers thought they heard shots fired

Raleigh police said Sunday that there continues to be no indication that shots were fired during an incident that sent hundreds running from Crabtree Valley Mall Saturday afternoon. The mall returned to its normal hours of operation Sunday while police continue their investigation into the chaotic scene that unfolded Saturday after shoppers reported hearing gunshots near the food court. The mall was open from noon to 7 p.m., and people who left behind belongings in their haste to escape were able to retrieve those items in the community room at the Highway 55 restaurant in the food court. Police estimated Sunday evening that about 50 percent of items left behind had been retrieved. wral.com

JFK airport: All-clear given after report of shots
Two people thought they heard shots

Police have given the all-clear at John F. Kennedy International Airport after reports of shots fired Sunday night inside Terminal 8, a New York law enforcement official told CNN. Two people reported hearing what they thought were shots fired, law enforcement sources said. Police went floor to floor to clear the airport and ensure there was nothing to be found, a source said. Surveillance video from inside the terminal did not show any shooting.  Police from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey evacuated the terminal to be cautious, spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. There were no injuries or arrests. Hundreds of bags and suitcases were left behind as passengers ran out of the airport. Law enforcement officials said it's possible that hoax 911 calls and word of mouth led to the panic. Officials are working to figure out exactly what happened, a law enforcement official said. cnn.com  nytimes.com

Chaos at Staten Island Mall
Duo Sets off fireworks
Police released the image of two people suspected of setting off fireworks inside a Staten Island mall. Officers say the two may have set off fireworks in the food court of the mall on Richmond Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday. abc7ny.com

40,000 Louisiana Businesses and Homes Without Power Following Catastrophic Floods - High water levels to remain for two days at least
Gov. John Bel Edwards said 40,000 businesses and homes are without power, and rescue workers are still "bringing people out of homes to safety," particularly in the hardest-hit areas around Baton Rouge. Curfews for several areas in the state were issued again overnight Sunday, as emergency crews try to get a grasp on the situation, said ABC News meteorologist Dan Manzo. 

More than 30 inches of rain fell in southern Louisiana over the past week, causing waterways to surge, Manzo said. The biggest amount was in Watson, Louisiana, which was deluged with 31.4 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. The worst of the rain is now over, but rivers continue to rise. Water levels in some rivers aren't expected to recede for two days. Any additional rain in the next couple of days could trigger more flash flooding. abcnews.com

Juban Crossing in Denham Springs, LA is Closed - Devastated by flood waters

A spokesperson at the Mall Property Office said that the property is currently underwater, at this time there is nothing they can do until the heavy water reseeds.

"We are continuing to monitor the situation at the shopping center. As of Monday morning, the site is still not accessible from Baton Rouge. Once Interstate 12 or local roads are clear, we will have a better idea of the current situation. We will keep you updated as we are able."

Juban Crossing is home to Academy Sports, Bed Bath & Beyond, Belk, Dressbarn, GNC, Lane Bryant, Mattress Firm, Michaels, Old Navy, PetSmart, Ross, Shoe Carnival, TJ Maxx, and Ulta Beauty...along with a host of restaurants. facebook.com

Other Retailers Impacted:
Mall of Louisiana Technically Open But Can't Staff the Stores (11:00am)

Cortana Square Shopping Center is open, BUT many of the stores are still working on
staffing (11:00am)

Towne Center at Cedar Lodge is Open, But many of the stores are still working on staffing (11:00am)

Astonishing aerials show massive flooding in Denham Springs

Federal government agrees to assist Louisiana

Madison, WI: 'Making a Murderer': Brendan Dassey Conviction Overturned by Federal Judge
A federal court in Wisconsin has overturned the conviction of a man found guilty of helping his uncle kill Teresa Halbach in a case profiled in the Netflix documentary Making of a Murderer. The U.S. District Court in Milwaukee on Friday overturned Brendan Dassey's conviction and ordered him freed within 90 days unless the case is appealed. Dassey confessed to helping his uncle Steven Avery carry out the rape and murder of Halbach, but attorneys argued that the confession was coerced. Dassey was 16 when Halbach was killed in 2005 after she went to the Avery family auto salvage yard to photograph some vehicles. Avery was tried and convicted separately in the homicide. Dassey's case burst into the public's consciousness with the popularity of the Making of a Murderer documentary. yahoo.com

When Sears, Macy's close stores, our sales in that mall grow: JC Penney CEO
In a dying mall we may close too!

On a call with analysts following the company's fiscal second-quarter earnings report, CEO Marvin Ellison said the department store's sales have seen a lift in malls where a Sears has closed. Similarly, some of the most recent Macy's store closures have been a net positive for the company, Ellison said.

However, the boost to Penney's sales comes with a caveat. In some cases, the exit of large anchor tenants could put the nail in the coffin for a dying mall. In those cases, Penney's will take a careful look to determine whether it makes sense to close one of its stores, Ellison said. In many cases, anchor space is being filled with nontraditional tenants, including fast-fashion chains or gyms.

"There will be some situations [involving store closings] where we are pretty sure that the mall will be severely impacted. In that case we will make a decision to do something different."

"As a reminder last year, we closed roughly 40 stores and are closing roughly seven stores this year," Ellison said. "We have a very disciplined process. We will not maintain any store or any strategic entity that doesn't provide value to our customers or to our strategic future."

When a Sears closes, it's a net positive for JCP; our sales increase. With some recent Macy's closings, it's a net positive. Our data tells us because the closings are well telegraphed, we can take market share. We believe there will be appliance market share up for grabs. cnbc.com  wwd.com

By The Time Wal-Mart Catches Up With Amazon,
There Will Be No Neighborhood Stores

Wal-Mart is getting serious about catching up with Amazon. Very serious, forging the right partnerships and amassing the right talent and resources to compete effectively against the e-commerce leader. That would mean the eventual elimination of the last standing neighborhood store. Wal-Mart has been acquiring online retailers (such as Jet.com last week), search technologies and building warehouses. Wal-Mart is also partnering with Uber and Lyft to home deliver groceries and general merchandise. That's the final blow to the last standing neighborhood store - collateral damage in the epic battle of the two retail giants, rather than the real target. With one difference this time: the last standing neighborhood store may be Walmart. forbes.com

Vice President of Corporate Security for Seaworld Parks & Entertainment in Orlando, FL
Reporting to the Vice President of Internal Audit & Compliance, the Vice President of Corporate Security is responsible for overseeing physical security operations and related projects for all facilities owned and/or leased by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries throughout the United States. $124,186 - $155,232 seaworldparks.com

Gap Inc eliminates Gap Brand Vice President of Loss Prevention position

Dollar General hits 13,000th store

Last week's #1 article --

Can workplaces be held liable for active shooters?
A group that offers active shooter training to businesses around the country is now saying workplaces can be sued if someone opens fire and employees were never offered that training.

The ALICE Training Institute cites recent lawsuits under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).

Here in San Antonio, lawyers and businesses tell News 4 this is new legal territory and remains a gray area. Regardless, they say every workplace should have active shooter training.

Federal regulations don't address workplace violence, simply saying offices should be free from recognized hazards that could cause injury or death. Bexar County's District Attorney believes those hazards now include active shooters. oshatoday.com

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Hotels in 10 states and DC may have been hit by hackers
An undisclosed number of people who used credit cards at 20 Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott, Westin and other hotels in 10 states and the District of Columbia may have had their cards compromised as a result of hack of the hotels' payment system.  HEI Hotels & Resorts, which operates just under 60 hotels and resorts under a variety of brands, said that after being notified by its credit card processor of a potential breach, it conducted an internal investigation that found malware on its payment processing systems at the 20 properties. seattletimes.com

Visa issues security alert warning companies using Oracle's MICROS P-O-S devices
Credit card industry giant Visa on Friday issued a security alert warning companies using point-of-sale devices made by Oracle's MICROS retail unit to double-check the machines for malicious software or unusual network activity, and to change passwords on the devices. Visa also published a list of Internet addresses that may have been involved in the Oracle breach and are thought to be closely tied to an Eastern European organized cybercrime gang. krebsonsecurity.com

Oracle's Data Breach May Explain Spate of Retail Hacks
The systems of the Oracle MICROS payment terminals division have been infected by a malware, systems worldwide are potentially at risk. The attackers infected the troubleshooting portal of the Oracle MICROS payment terminals to steal customers' login credentials, then use the usernames and passwords to access their accounts and gain control over their MICROS point-of-sales (POS) terminals. IT Security Experts from ESET, Lieberman Software and Imperva commented below.

Mark James, Security Specialist at ESET:

MICROS is believed to have over 330K sites across 180 countries and includes big names in the retail and hospitality industry. When these customers log in to their support website or ticketing system for help the malware would then steal their login credentials enabling the attackers to potentially use those credentials at a later time to spread further malware which may have led to some of the big name breaches we have witnessed in recent months.

As this malware would be very stealthy it may have been there for some time secretly harvesting information without notice, because of the way malware infiltrates and propagates through systems it's often chance that honey pots like this end up being captured and used for foul means but when they hit the jackpot the rewards can be massive."

Jonathan Sander, VP of Product Strategy at Lieberman Software:

"Though these point-of-sale (POS) machines don't look it, they're essentially PCs under the covers. Like every other PC, they are vulnerable to attack by malware. The key problem is that since POS systems aren't seen as PCs they aren't protected like they are. Simple security basics like rotating and protecting admin credentials aren't typically applied to POS systems. Like any other unprotected PCs, this almost ensures they will become a target. People need to see POS systems for what they are: PCs attached to the network handing sensitive customer information. Seen in that light the PCs we call POS terminals will get the right security attention."

This incident is yet again a lesson for any organization that has sensitive information: while attempting to avoid infection and penetration, you must have other plans in place to detect and contain an infection or a breach once it happens.  informationsecuritybuzz.com

Russian hacker Roman Seleznev goes on trial in US for $170M in credit card fraud
Seleznev, the son of a Russian lawmaker, faces a 40-count indictment for allegedly masterminding a multi-company hacking organization that took millions of dollars from many victims.

"In just one day in 2008, an American credit card processor was hacked in perhaps one of the most sophisticated and organised computer fraud attacks ever conducted. He was indicted in 2014 along with Sergei Nicolaevich Tsurikov and others. Tsurikov has already been sentenced.

In a federal jury trial that begins this week, they plan to lay out evidence that they say will prove Seleznev hacked into U.S. businesses, mostly pizza restaurants in Washington state, and stole credit card information. They claim he made millions by selling that data on underground internet forums.

Secret Service agents captured Seleznev as he and his girlfriend arrived at the airport on their way back to Russia. The agents flew him by private jet to Guam, where he made his first court appearance, and then to Seattle, where he is in federal custody.

Federal prosecutors have called Roman Seleznev a "leader in the marketplace for stolen credit card numbers," and they said he collected millions of dollars selling that data to his co-conspirators. Jury selection begins Monday. The trial is expected to run for more than two weeks. ap.org

Clothing retailers slow to adopt RFID
But 30 Billion Tags Are Coming

The adoption of radio frequency identification is intensifying as more and more retailers across the United States, Europe and Asia recognize how the technology is improving inventory efficiency across the supply chain.
Even though only 6 percent of apparel and footwear retailers have installed RFID systems so far, some of the most significant transformation is happening right now. The entire industry understands that the technology's ability to boost operations and enhance the customer experience is a big game-changer.

Just how big? More than 150,000 stores are anticipated to integrate the technology, using more than 30 billion tags per year during the next 10 to 15 years.

As RFID beckons, retailers are in a pitched battle against other brick-and-mortar and online competitors, using current 24-hour online fulfillment options, to eventual drop-in-on-your-lawn drone delivery. rfidjournal.com

NuTech National Announced as Title Sponsor
for LP Benevolent Fund

Matthews, NC - The Loss Prevention Foundation is proud to announce NuTech National as the title sponsor for The Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund. The LPBF provides financial assistance to loss prevention professionals and their families in times of need.

NuTech National, a leading industry solution provider, has pledged $10,000 to the LPBF, making them the 2016 LPBF title sponsor. This pledge has recently enabled the charity to transition into a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

"We are extremely honored and happy to be a part of such a great cause for our LP community and look forward to further contribution to help our community in need. We know the importance of LP personnel and will continue working to honor and support them. This fund has been an emotional experience for all parties involved and the team at NuTech could not be prouder to be leading the way in this fund and contributions to the families of LP everywhere," stated Greg Detardo, President of NuTech National.

In addition to distributing funds to the families of the fallen, the LPBF was established to provide financial grants to eligible participants who experience a verifiable economic hardship as a result of qualifying circumstances. Situations that could qualify for a grant include serious medical issues, death of a dependent, natural disaster, no permanent shelter, homelessness, etc.

"On behalf of the LPBF committee, we are very grateful for the financial support afforded to us by NuTech National. As we transition to a 501c3, charitable organization, making donations tax deductible for the donor, will encourage many more financial supporters, and as a result we will be able to help many more loss prevention professionals and their families during their time of need," explains Chris Duke, LPC, Chairman of the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund.

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The NRF's ORC Efforts

Jonathan Shimp, VP, Risk Mgmt., Louis Vuitton; Gabe Esposito, Dir. Security, LP & Business Continuity, Verizon Wireless; Bob Moraca, VP of LP, National Retail Federation

The NRF ORC Investigators' Network was established a number of years ago to help facilitate ORC networking around the country. In this video, you'll learn about the revitalized direction of the group from two of its Co-Chairs: Jonathan Shimp, VP, Risk Management, Louis Vuitton, and Gabe Esposito, Director of Security, LP & Business Continuity, Verizon Wireless; along with Bob Moraca, VP of LP, NRF. Learn about the network's plan to leverage existing regional ORCAs, support underserved markets, and help drive resources at the national level.

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LPNN Quick Take #11

USS' Adel Sayegh, President & CEO, and Claude Verville, Chief Operating Officer, join Joe LaRocca to discuss the latest in cutting-edge retail technology, the meaning behind their "Listen, Solve, Deliver" motto, and how an LP practitioner can get their CEO's attention in this LPNN Quick Take.

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Landmark Ruling
UK ISP's Have to Take Down Counterfeit Sites Now
Tightening the noose around counterfeiters in cyberspace

and demanding that Internet service providers play their part. Britain's Court of Appeal has upheld a 2014 decision forcing the country's Internet service providers to block web sites selling counterfeit goods. Several big providers, including BT, EE and Virgin Media, lost their appeal earlier this summer to overturn the High Court's 2014 ruling.

The ruling was the first of its kind by a senior court regarding counterfeit blocking in Europe. Advocates say it is a clear win for brand owners and designers who are increasingly battling online counterfeiting.

The original ruling was a particular triumph for Compagnie Financiere Richemont, which had originally brought the case to court. The High Court ruled that five major providers block access to the rogue web sites, which were selling fake Cartier, Montblanc and IWC Schaffhausen products.

The landmark ruling created a framework for Richemont and other luxury groups and designers to apply for court orders to block access to the sites, rather than having to take action against the web sites themselves - an arduous task since there can be hundreds of them, meaning a company must tackle each one.

It's significant because it crystallizes the responsibilities of the Internet service providers. While the providers do not have a monitoring duty, they must act if they are made aware of the counterfeit sites. "When they are made aware of a counterfeit site, they have an obligation to block it, and they can be injuncted if they do not," she said in an interview with WWD.

Levitan said the Internet service providers had argued that rogue sites were not their responsibility. "The ruling has made clear that if the ISPs are made aware, they do have to take down these sites," she said. They don't have an obligation to monitor - that is the burden of the brand owners." wwd.com

e-Commerce alone grew 20% in July
Nonstore sales grew 14.1% in July, according to figures from the U.S. Commerce Department. That could mean e-commerce alone grew 20%. In July, the first month of the third quarter, what the Commerce Department calls "nonstore sales" reached $47.71 billion, a 14.1% increase compared with July 2015. This follows a similar increase in June, which marked the highest year-over-year jump all year.

Strong indicators for e-commerce so far in Q3 are in stark contrast to store sales, as total retail sales were essentially flat in July, the Commerce Department says.  internetretailer.com

New data suggests online retail is off to a great start in Q3
Numbers from the U.S. Commerce Department today reveal that unusually strong e-commerce sales in the second quarter appear to be continuing into Q3. In July, the first month of the third quarter, what the Commerce Department calls "nonstore sales" reached $47.71 billion, a 14.1% increase compared with July 2015. This follows a similar increase in June, which marked the highest year-over-year jump all year. Strong indicators for e-commerce so far in Q3 are in stark contrast to store sales, as total retail sales were essentially flat in July, the Commerce Department says. internetretailer.com

Online accounts for nearly a quarter of Nordstrom's sales - up 13.2% in Q2


Hutchinson, KS: Kroger Organized Retail Crime Unit bust C-Store Operator selling stolen goods
Police say Patel, the owner of the Zip Trip Foods in Hutchinson was purchasing what he believed to be stolen goods from a member of Kroger's organized retail crime unit. On Friday, Patel entered a plea of guilty and was granted 1 year probation. The stolen goods included cases of Red Bull energy drinks, Tide laundry detergent and cigarettes. Patel had made numerous purchases, then stored the items in another building. The items were secretly marked and eventually showed up on his store shelves. hayspost.com

Fake Credit Card Trio busted hitting Ambridge, PA., Rite Aid every twenty minutes
Bought $22,000 in gift cards with stolen cards

Two guys alternated going into the Rite Aid using sham credit cards, and in a matter of 20 minutes, they purchased $22,000 in gift cards," Ambridge Police Chief Jim Mann said.

Mann said the card the men were using to purchase the gift cards was registered with a security firm, which contacted the card's owner, a woman in Texas. The woman immediately contacted Rite Aid, and officers moved in.

Ambridge police said the three men - Denard Burton, Isaiah Levye and Keith Harvey - stole the identity and credit card numbers of numerous people and used them to create more than 50 fake credit cards. The men bought a variety of items, including hundreds of gift cards, iPhones and gaming systems, with the fake cards. Police said Ambridge wasn't the men's only target, saying they had hit stores all over Beaver County and some in Allegheny County.

They were a samll part of a bigger operation. "This is a sophisticated, elaborate operation. We don't know how these three fit in. We know it's much bigger than Ambridge," Mann said. wpxi.com

Passaic County, NJ: Two Men Charged In Identity Theft, $20,000 in Car Parts
Robert Vinales purchased credit card information and used it to try and purchase nearly $20,000 in car parts online. Vinales used several fake addresses and a fake name to get the parts; an accomplice, Bright Rembert, 47, is accused of helping Vinales. Vinales was charged with identity theft, trafficking in personal identifying information, fraudulent use of credit cards; Rembert was charged with conspiracy to aide in the fraudulent use of credit cards, authorities said. patch.com

Willmar, MN: Trio, including Security Guard, face charges in $8,000 Thefts from three mall stores
A Kandi Mall security guard and two others are facing multiple charges in the alleged theft of nearly $8,000 worth of mall merchandise from three mall stores in January. The three stopped at Glik's, Game Stop and Andrea's Boutique, leaving each with a large amount of items. Several PlayStation 4 video game consoles had been reported stolen from Game Stop in the burglary. So Willmar Police Officers obtained administrative subpoenas of activity on those stolen consoles, using their serial numbers. wctrib.com

Allentown, PA: Police identity suspects in $700 Mahoning Township Walmart theft
Mahoning Township police have identified the two suspects they say stole $700 in merchandise from a local Walmart.
The theft happened just after midnight on July 31. Police say the stolen items include Fusion Pro razors and replacement cartridges. wfmz.com

New York: Billionaire posts $5K reward for NY ORC Ice Cream Gang
Ice cream thieves are on the rampage in New York and one billionaire has reached melting point. The supermarket tycoon Friday offered a $5,000 reward leading to their arrests and prosecution. John Catsimatidis, who owns the Gristedes chain of grocery stores, said he was fed up with a ruthless gang cleaning out his freezer cases and selling luxurious cartons to corner stores for a fraction of the price.

"This gang of three to four people comes in and puts them in large shopping bags, they distract the manager and sell them," he added. The biggest single theft was around 100 to 125 tubs worth $700-800, with stores in Manhattan the hardest hit, he said. The scam had been going on six months, Catsimatidis complained. nation.com

Mob crackdown shows South Florida is still home for Organized Crime
For as long as there have been palm trees, good restaurants and easy money to be made here, mobsters have treated South Florida as their sunny home away from home. Though some say the glory days of La Cosa Nostra are over, experts say this month's indictment of 46 alleged mafia bosses, members and associates - including seven men from Palm Beach and Broward counties - shows there's still plenty of life left in the mob. Many of the 46 suspects named in the new indictment face racketeering conspiracy (RICO) charges that could put them in federal prison terms for as much as 20 years, if convicted. They also face fines of up to $250,000 and seizure of their assets. The conspiracy involved "traditional" mob-style activities including illegal gambling, extortion, arson and the illegal sale of guns and untaxed cigarettes, investigators said. sun-sentinel.com

North Andover, MA: New England Spike in Thefts tied to Heroin Epidemic

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Shootings & Deaths

Oakland, CA: 2 men killed, another injured at Art Gallery/ Vintage Clothing Store
A birthday party at an Oakland art gallery turned violent early Sunday when a dispute erupted in an exchange of gunfire that killed two men and left another wounded. Oakland officers responded around 1 a.m. to reports of gunfire near Prime Development, an art gallery and vintage clothing store in downtown Oakland. sfgate.com

Orange County, FL: Four Hour Police Standoff ends outside CVS, ends with non-lethal force
The Orange County Sheriff's Office said officers responded to a 911 emergency call in reference to a man with a gun and possible explosive devices. Officers responded and found the suspect with multiple firearms in the CVS parking lot. Deputies said they were unaware of man's intentions and that he did not make any direct threats. The OCSO SWAT deputies took down the man-- using two non-lethal soft rounds after a four-hour long standoff. clickorlando.com

Aurora, CO: Shooting in parking lot of Town Center at Aurora
A person is in serious condition after a shooting in the parking lot of the Town Center at Aurora Sunday evening. Authorities were first notified about the shooting just after 5:15 p.m. Police do not have a suspect in custody, but they do say they know who it is. The shooter is believed to have known the victim. 9news.com

San Antonio, TX: Baby Dies After Being Left in Hot Car for 9 Hours at Wal-Mart
A 6-month-old boy died Friday after being left in a hot car for nearly nine hours in the parking lot of a suburban San Antonio Wal-Mart. The baby's father, who works at the Helotes store, told investigators that he forgot to drop his son off at daycare, said Helotes police Capt. Anthony Burgess. nbcnews.com

Robberies & Thefts

Miami, FL: Walgreen Store Employees take on 3 Cigarette Thieves
A trio of cigarette thieves got violent in a Miami Walgreens - kicking, punching and even biting a store clerk when they got caught. Two women and a man started stuffing boxes and cartons into a purse. A clerk confronted them, and the encounter got physical. The Store Manager and a Clerk were injure, the three suspects got away. mmiamiherald.com

A CVS pharmacy technician was arrested for felony embezzlement and larceny of a controlled dangerous substance on Thursday
CVS Loss Prevention Manager Richard Yaws made contact with the Chickasha Police Department after he received an inventory report which indicated a shortage of 3,300 Buprenorphine 8 mg tablets. Yaws said the estimated total loss value was $5,803.93. chickashanews.com

UK: Melbourne, AU: Dramatic Smash & Grab Burglary at Karingal Hub Shopping Centre
A ram-raid gang has smashed their way into five businesses over two nights of violent burglaries in Melbourne. In the most dramatic raid, they drove a vehicle through a shopping centre to reach their target. The gang can be seen in CCTV footage removing bollards in the middle of the night. An Isuzu smashed through glass doors and into the mall, speeding towards a jewelry store, before the thieves snatched as much as they could and drove back out. yahoo.com

Little Rock, AR: Kroger Security guard in Critical Condition; assaulted by 2 shoplifters
A 58-year-old security guard at a Little Rock Kroger is in critical condition after being hit by two suspects after seeing one of them try to steal from the store Saturday night. Responding officers were told by the security guard that he saw a man trying to "conceal merchandise on his person." The guard then spoke with the man, and the two got into a physical altercation. After getting outside of the store, the theft suspect and another man punched and assaulted the guard. katv.com

Traverse City, MI: Meijer shoplifter busted, found to have active warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child out of Texas

Jersey City, NJ: Metro PCS employee assaulted during Armed Robbery; $8,000 in merchandise stolen

Grants Pass, OR: Police seeking man who installed surveillance devices in the fitting rooms at Rue 21 and Ross Dress for Less

Salt Lake City, UT: Police seeking 2 suspects in over 12 Burglaries in the last 2 months

GGold Bug Jewelry in Marblehead, MA reported a Robbery on 8/11, suspect arrested, merchandise valued at over $250

Cargo Theft

Montreal, Quebec, CN: Thieves take $150,000 worth of maple syrup; 20 skids-roughly 13,000 litres - were destined for the Japan
The robbery was sophisticated, said the Mexuscan Cargo vice-president, whose company will offer $10,000 to anyone who can provide information leading to the recovery of the sweet stuff. They were sitting in a container in his cargo yard in Montreal's west end last weekend due to a delay in the shipping schedule. Between Sunday night and Monday morning, thieves made it into the yard and broke the pin lock under the trailer chassis on which the container was sitting. The heist was reminiscent of a massive robbery in 2012 when thieves made off with millions worth of maple syrup from a warehouse northeast of Montreal. mmdonline.com


Tucson, AZ: Spike in 'skimming' devices found at AZ gas stations, see list of over 30 locations
AArizona is seeing a spike in the number of criminals stealing credit card information at the pump. According to new research from the Arizona Department of Agriculture, the number of "skimmers" found last month surpasses last year's total. The AG's office said between August 1 and August 12, authorities discovered 12 skimming devices. In 2015 only 11 were found for the entire year. tucsonnewsnow.com

Staunton, VA: Woman wanted by Police for installing card skimmer on ATM

Clarksville, TN: 3 Skimmers found on ATM's

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Brown Jug - Anchorage, AK - Robbery
C- Store- Henrico, VA - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Las Vegas, NV - Robbery
Casey's General - South Roxana, IL - Armed Robbery
Chubby's Pizza - Schenectady, NY - Shooting
Copperas Hills Food - Copperas Cove, TX - Armed Robbery
Cure Colorado - Denver, CO - Armed Robbery
CVS - Orange County, FL - Gun/ Explosives/ 4 hour standoff
Dunkin Donuts - Flemington, NJ - Burglary
EM's Sub Shop - Cambria County, PA - Burglary
Fairley's Pharmacy - Portland, OR - Robbery
Family Dollar - Wichita, KS - Robbery
Go Wireless - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery
Gold Sat - Dallas, TX - Shooting/ 1 killed
Hardee's - Danville, VA - Armed Robbery
Hillcrest Grocery - Bryan, YX - Robbery
Ingles - Asheville, NC - Armed Robbery
Kwik Shop - Hutchinson, KS - Robbery
Lakewood Food Mart - Atlanta, GA - Robbery/ Cashier Assaulted
Lions Quick Mart - Janesville, WI - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Orlando, FL - Burglary
Metro PCS - Jersey City, NJ - Armed Robbery
Mobile - West Springfield, MA - Armed Robbery
Mobile - Lebanon, ME - Burglary
Nipomo Smoke Shop - Nipomo, CA - Armed Robbery
Prime Development - Oakland, CA - Shooting/ 2 killed
QuikTrip - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
S&P Mart - Anderson County, SC - Armed Robbery
Shoe Carnival - Orlando, FL - Burglary
Sprint - Paducah, KY - Robbery
Subway - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile - Nassau County, NY - Armed Robbery
Trader Joe's - Menlo Park, CA - Armed Robbery
Valero - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Kahului, HI - Robbery
Walgreens - Orlando, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Lowell, MA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Newark, DE - Armed Robbery


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