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ASIS International
New Survey on Active Shooter Preparation Opens

​Everbridge, in conjunction with Security Management magazine, is conducting research to uncover trends in active shooter incident preparation. Specifically, the research will be used to:

● Assess trends in active shooter preparations across various businesses and sectors.

● Benchmark organizational emergency communications capabilities.

● Identify vulnerabilities in the level of preparedness for active shooter incidents.

This joint research project provides a unique opportunity to leverage the knowledge and experience of Security Management readers, as well as others in the security field to provide a snapshot of trends and practice in this important security area. Only aggregate data will be reported; your participation in the 2018 Active Shooter Preparedness Survey is greatly appreciated. 

Since our original survey in 2016, the world has continued to be subject to a multitude of tragic situations that have heightened awareness around the threat of an active shooter--particularly for organizations with open campuses. 

To take the survey, click here. asisonline.org

Editor's Note: It would certainly be great if the retail industry was represented here, as this is the association most commonly used by Congress to reference the security industry.

NY Times Exposé on Civil Demand
They're Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand Penalties
Palmer Reifler & Associates Law Suits

Walmart and other companies are using aggressive legal tactics to get the money back, demanding payments even when people haven't been convicted of wrongdoing.

Crystal Thompson was at home watching the Rose Bowl parade when a county sheriff came to arrest her for shoplifting from the local Walmart.

Ms. Thompson, 43, was baffled and scared. An agoraphobic, she had not shopped at a Walmart in more than a year. She was taken to a Mobile jail, searched, held in a small room and required to remove her false teeth, something she didn't even do in front of her husband.

Four days after she returned home, the letters from Walmart's lawyer started to arrive. The lawyer demanded that Ms. Thompson pay the company $200 or face a possible lawsuit. She received three letters over two months in early 2016.

Shoplifting is an intractable problem for retailers, costing stores more than $17 billion a year, according to an industry estimate. To get the money back, many companies employ aggressive legal tactics and take advantage of loosely written state laws, pushing for restitution even when people have not been convicted of wrongdoing.

Many of the laws were established so retailers could pursue shoplifters without clogging up the courts. Retailers, though, often move on both fronts, pressing criminal charges against suspects, while demanding that they pay up before cases are resolved.

In many states, retailers do not have to return the money they collect if the cases are ultimately dismissed or the people are cleared. A Walmart executive, in a court deposition, acknowledged that the company did not follow up to check on whether people it sought money from had been convicted of shoplifting.

Walmart and other companies have created well-oiled operations, hiring law firms to send tens of thousands of letters a year. Walmart set a collection goal of about $6 million in 2016 for one of its go-to firms, Palmer Reifler & Associates, according to a court paper filed as part of a lawsuit Ms. Thompson brought against the retailer. The firm also pointed out to Walmart that minors tended to pay off more frequently, the filing said.

"It is my word against this company," said Ms. Thompson, whose criminal case was dismissed after no one from Walmart appeared at a hearing to testify against her.

"This is an unpopular constituency," said Christian Schreiber, a lawyer who filed a lawsuit in California state court against Home Depot over the practice. The suit resulted in a settlement for about 3,500 people who received demand letters from Palmer Reifler. "These are people accused of theft, so there is not a big interest in their rights." nytimes.com

All Chipotle Employees to take quarterly food safety test
Total Company to be Retrained Starting This Week

The company also said Thursday it will retrain all employees on top food-safety priorities. The training will begin next week during employees' shifts at restaurants across the United States. 

Records show that local health officials inspected the Powell Chipotle on July 26 and found violations related to food not being held at proper temperatures. Specifically, they observed that lettuce was not properly cooled and that beans were not held at a warm enough temperature.

Chipotle has spent millions of dollars on measures to improve food safety after an E. coli outbreak three years ago affected restaurants in 14 states.

The procedures include blanching some ingredients in boiling water and marinating others in citrus juice. Restaurants have also added new measures for recording food temperatures and logging employees' wellness, among other procedures. businessinsider.com

Nike, women and retail's big corporate culture problem
"It's Not Just Nike" - The "Whole Industry Has a Culture Problem"
Lately, the phrase has become much more than just a buzzword. It's something that executives are talking about more, considering that having a purposeful and healthy culture is essential to running an operational business, especially in an age when culture is closely intertwined with branding.

It's not just about Nike, though. As culture and brand leadership expert Denise Lee Yohn notes, the industry as a whole has a culture problem. The good news, though, is that more people are talking about what they want their culture to be, and how to get there. On the show, Yohn shares a number of tips on how retailers and brands can fuse their brand purpose and mission statement to promote a more positive work culture.

This time on the podcast, we break down how a recent discrimination lawsuit against Nike may affect the brand's reputation with female employees, and customers. 

You'll hear all this and more in this episode, so sit back, relax and listen. You can stream the episode below or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. retaildive.com

When Employees Leave: Make Sure Trade Secrets Are Protected
Businesses have the greatest chance of protecting their confidential information by making sure that they regularly execute a standard set of practices upon employee departure.

● Monitor e-mail traffic and computer access for unusual activity.
● Conduct exit interviews and inventory checks.
● Obtain a return-of-property certificate.
● Issue reminders of confidentiality obligations.
● Terminate access to computer assets and accounts as soon as the employee departs.

If an employee is going to a competitor, the employer may want to preserve the worker's computer before it is issued to someone else to ensure confidential information wasn't taken. "Get a snapshot of their account," he said.

Yonowitz noted that technology can help employers track where information is going. Employers can log keystrokes and attempts to access restricted databases or make copies of confidential documents. "This gives employers real-time knowledge if people are doing things they shouldn't."

Employers can also use anti-deletion programs that can generate reports of everything a worker attempted to delete in the last 60 days or so.

Employers should recognize that corporate espionage is a big industry, Yonowitz said. "We hear so much about the theft of trade secrets and sometimes inside employees are used to do it." shrm.org

American Dream Meadowlands to Open this Spring
One of the nation's most ambitious retail and entertainment projects, American Dream Meadowlands, the mammoth retail and entertainment destination now taking shape in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will open this spring.

The long-delayed center will boost such attractions as an indoor Nickelodeon Universe theme park and water park, a Lego Discovery Center, a Sea Life aquarium, 16-story indoor ski slope, a miniature golf course - and more, including some 450 retail stores and a 150,000-sq.-ft. food hall.

In 2011, Canada's Triple Five Group officially took over control of the project and rebranded it as American Dream. Triple Five's shopping center portfolio includes the largest shopping center in North America, West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, and the largest U.S. center, Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota.

Between 30 and 40 million people are expected to visit American Dream within its first year of opening, according to the report. chainstoreage.com

Sears may be months from disappearing, along with 90,000 workers
It is a strange world in which a CEO can buy the best of his failing company's assets.

Many experts and credit agencies believe the retailer will need to go bankrupt. As part of that, Sears will need to close stores. If the move is a liquidation like the recent Toys "R" Us plan, all the company's 90.000 employees could lose jobs. The figure is about half of what the U.S. economy has added each month for several years. A layoff of this magnitude would be nearly unprecedented.

If Sears workers are not let go all at once, their positions will bleed out more slowly. There is not a shred of evidence the traffic to Sears, Kmart and their e-commerce businesses will return. Sears had $186 million in cash, probably less than a few weeks of what it needs to stay afloat. 247wallst.com

JC Penney Downgraded
Citi, meanwhile, pegged Penney's bottom price target for its stock at 50 cents a share, according to Seeking Alpha.

The retailer's situation is not nearly so dire as Sears', but it shares many of the same problems, including a high debt load (just shy of $4 billion in Penney's case), as well as an attachment to poorly performing malls and the vagaries of a changing, and shrinking, shopper base. retaildive.com

Study: Blue light from screens can steadily blind you
Now, a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports reports that our blue-tinted screens are even worse for us than we think-they're steadily making us blind. "We are being exposed to blue light continuously, and the eye's cornea and lens cannot block or reflect it," said Dr. Ajith Karunarathne, a biochemistry professor at UT. The retinal-generated toxicity by blue light is universal. It can kill any cell type.

Try out UV and blue light-filtering eyewear, and reduce screen time in the evenings. fastcompany.com

FBI: Interstate Cargo Theft
Sophisticated Crime Ring Stole Millions Before Being Dismantled

The criminals knew exactly what they were doing. A crew of four-each with a specific job-could steal a tractor-trailer full of electronics or pharmaceuticals worth millions of dollars and within minutes disappear without a trace. Well, almost without a trace. fbi.gov

Prescription for Prison Time
Fraudsters Scammed Government, Private Insurance Companies Out of $100 Million

Tesla Security Executive Turns 2nd Whistleblower at Tesla
Tesla Ignored Drug Trafficking - Cartel Tied, $37 Million Theft & Spying on Former Exec.

New York Steps Closer to Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use

Apple Store seen growing to 600 locations worldwide by 2023 - Now at 551


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Former Tyco Retail Solutions Chief Customer Officer
Joins 3SI Security Systems

Tony D'Onofrio Appointed to 3SI Security Systems
Board of Directors

3SI Security Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony D'Onofrio to our Board of Directors.

As the former Chief Customer Officer for Tyco Retail Solutions and with over thirty-five years of product and market development providing security solutions on a global level, Tony brings invaluable perspective to the board which will allow the company to continue to develop innovative and best-in-class solutions for its customers.

Recognized as a global leader that drives customer engagement, and with a passion for innovation, leadership, technology, and strategic customer relationships, Tony exemplifies 3SI's values and mission of offering innovative solutions, first class service, customer satisfaction and products that perform beyond expectations.

3SI looks forward to integrating and benefiting from his unique experience and together helping to create a safer world.

About 3SI Security Systems, the world leader in asset protection systems:
In business since 1971, 3SI provides Security Solutions to the Financial, Retail and Law Enforcement Markets. The company was one of the first providers of Smoke and Dye Technology for cash protection, and consistent innovation over more than four decades has resulted in advanced solutions in a wide range of designs that include GPS Tracking and Tracing Technologies. 3SI's Solutions protect thousands of customers worldwide. 3SI was part of the ICI Group until 2002 when it became privately held. In 2017, LLR Partners of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, acquired 3SI Security Systems.

3SI's Mission is to help create a Safer World with innovative solutions and superior services that support the apprehension of criminals and the recovery of stolen goods. #SaferWorld

Watch Tony D'Onofrio's "Live in NYC" at the
NRF Big Show 2018 Interview

In this LPNN episode filmed this past January, Tony D'Onofrio - former Chief Customer Officer for Tyco Retail Solutions - talks about Tyco's latest innovations, the trends shaping retail, and the new technologies that excite him the most.

Tony D'Onofrio Predicts the Future of Retail

In this LPNN Quick Take, Tony D'Onofrio tells us where shopping is headed in 2020 and beyond. Learn about the importance of social media platforms, tips on professional branding, and a few travel tips to help you along the way.


The Ultimate Destination of Home Delivery
Shop Virtual Walmart From Your Sofa
Walmart Applies for Two Patents - "Virtual Showroom" & Fulfillment System

Connecting shoppers clad in VR headsets and sensor-packed gloves to a three-dimensional representation of a Walmart store. Customers could wander digital aisles from home and "grab" items, which would be immediately picked and shipped from a fully automated distribution center.

The filing is part of Walmart's recent push into virtual reality, an area that holds promise for brick-and-mortar retailers struggling with the massive costs associated with store upkeep and labor. In February the retailer acquired Spatialand, a startup that makes software tools to create virtual-reality experiences.

Walmart has filed for more than a dozen virtual-reality patents, Leavitt said, but its focus has shifted from using VR for its internal business -- say, virtual conference calls -- to more external, shopper-focused applications. For example, it's also sought a patent for an "unattended retail storefront" that would give shoppers access to items from a portal installed in their home. adage.com

Behavioral Biometrics
Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap

When you're browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch - or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are.

The way you press, scroll and type on a phone screen or keyboard can be as unique as your fingerprints or facial features. To fight fraud, a growing number of banks and merchants are tracking visitors' physical movements as they use websites and apps.

Some use the technology only to weed out automated attacks and suspicious transactions, but others are going significantly further, amassing tens of millions of profiles that can identify customers by how they touch, hold and tap their devices.

The data collection is invisible to those being watched. Using sensors in your phone or code on websites, companies can gather thousands of data points, known as "behavioral biometrics," to help prove whether a digital user is actually the person she claims to be.

To security officials, the technology is a powerful safeguard.

"Identity is the ultimate digital currency, and it's being weaponized at an industrial scale," said Alisdair Faulkner, one of the founders of ThreatMetrix. nytimes.com

Simbe Robotics, Advantage Solutions Pilot Shelf-Scanning Robot
Tally collected real-time shelf data from Schnucks stores, which Advantage then analyzed and contextualized into actionable data.

Tally is designed to work in concert with retail store associates by empowering them with timely information to ensure products are always stocked, in the right place and correctly priced. Using a suite of sensors, the robot operates during normal store hours alongside shoppers and employees and doesn't require any infrastructure changes to the store.

Participating manufacturers received daily reports and a cumulative analysis of macro trends. theshelbyreport.com

Staff Fear Workplace Surveillance
More than half (56%) of workers in the UK believe their employer is monitoring them at work, according to new research from the TUC.

Along with the majority that thinks it's "likely" they're being monitored at work, nearly three-quarters (72%) believe it's at least "fairly likely" that they're subjected to one or more forms of workplace monitoring.

The monitoring of work emails, personal files and web browsing was pegged as "very likely" or "fairly likely" by 49% of respondents, followed by CCTV (45%) and phone logs and calls (42%).

In fact, under the GDPR, any employer that wants to engage in monitoring of staff must have a clear legal basis for doing so and has to notify staff of any such measures. Limited surveillance may be justified for health and safety and regulatory compliance reasons, or to prevent crime, misconduct and other reasons.

The forms of surveillance deemed least acceptable to respondents were: facial recognition software and mood monitoring (76% against), monitoring of social media accounts outside work (69%), monitoring employee's location via mobile devices (67%) and keylogging (57%).

Two-thirds of workers (66%) said they're worried that surveillance by employers could be used in a discriminatory way if left unregulated, while 70% believe monitoring will become more commonplace in the future. infosecurity-magazine.com

Hackers Found a (Not-So-Easy) Way to Make the Amazon Echo a Spy Bug



As the 2018 holiday season looms, online retailers need to get returns just right
Consumers returned about $90 billion worth of goods last holiday season, based on figures from Optoro, a company that specializes in the business of return shipments. This huge increase in returns was the result of the growth in e-commerce. (According to eMarketer, e-commerce accounted for $2.3 trillion, or one-tenth of all retail sales, in 2017.)

Returns, however, become major burdens to retailers that must deal with the issue on both the consumer and fulfillment sides. Returns are important to the customer experience for online shoppers - goods purchased online are being returned at double and triple the rate as items bought from storefronts. A challenging returns experience can alienate even loyal customers.

One of the best ways to ensure customers have as much confidence in a company when it comes to returns as it does with deliveries is the ease in which the delivery receptacle can become the return receptacle. Most online shoppers seek reusable packaging that can be resealed easily.

When it comes to secondary packaging, special boxes with retention and suspension capabilities can be used for returns. Tear strips, which aid in the return process, can be incorporated into mailers as well the corrugated and polybag materials used by automated packaging machines.

During the fulfillment process, companies can include a prepaid return label inside the shipping vessel along with a diagram on how to prepare the package for the return and an insert card about the company's return policy. bizjournals.com

Survey says Most Americans Continue to Have Privacy and Security Concerns
Privacy and security online continue to be major issues for Americans, according to an NTIA survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Nearly three-quarters of internet-using households had significant concerns about online privacy and security risks in 2017, while a third said these worries caused them to hold back from some online activities. About 20 percent said they had experienced an online security breach, identity theft, or a similar crime during the past year. securitymagazine.com

Nordstrom's e‑commerce sales surge 23%

J.C. Penney's online sales are down in Q2




Kansas City, MO: Serial Shoplifter Kelli Bauer arrested again
In 2016 stole $100k in merchandise

Bauer, the Overland Park woman who was charged in 2016 with stealing more than $100,000 in merchandise from various Kansas City area retailers, was arrested Aug. 17 on three charges stemming from an incident three months ago. The Johnson County Prosecutor's Office charged Bauer with misdemeanor theft with two or more priors, removal of a theft deterrent device and battery after a May 18 incident at Old Navy. It is her fifth theft-related arrest and she's being held on a $50,000 bond.

When Overland Park police searched Bauer's home in 2016 after members of the department's Organized Retail Crime Unit spotted her shoplifting, investigators found more than $100,000 in stolen merchandise at her house. It took more than nine vans to haul away the merchandise removed from the home.

Bauer has consistently been ordered to attend therapy and take medication as part of her probation from past incidents. Through an online store she called MyRetroBaby and advertised on Facebook, Bauer claimed to have more than 1,000 articles of clothing from high-end retailers such as Banana Republic, J. Crew and Victoria's Secret. She was sentenced for the April 2015, May 2016 and November 2016 thefts in March 2017 and served 141 days in jail. Bauer was released in April 2017. kshb.com

Glendale, CA: Fencing Operation - Police recover $35,000 of stolen merchandise;
1 woman arrested

An Inglewood woman allegedly involved in the sale of thousands of dollars worth of goods stolen from Macy's and other stores has been arrested by Glendale police. Tiffany Mathis, 36, was arrested about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. The arrest stemmed from an investigation begun as a result of a petty theft arrest on July 9. Tahnee Lightfoot of the Glendale Police said, "An officer assigned to the Downtown Policing Unit conducted an investigation involving stolen merchandise from the Glendale Galleria Macy's." "Through investigative resources, the officer identified ... Mathis as a suspect involved in a sophisticated fencing scheme. "Mathis advertised stolen merchandise on her Facebook and Instagram accounts and then sold the items from her van at a Los Angeles location."

A search warrant was served Wednesday in Inglewood. Mathis was found a short distance from her apartment and detained after officers saw her putting large duffle bags into her van. "It was later determined the duffle bags contained stolen property from various stores," Lightfoot said. Officers seized clothing, alcohol, purses, perfume and personal hygiene products, totaling approximately $35,000 from Mathis' apartment and vehicle. Mathis was booked on suspicion of possession of stolen property. "Corporate asset representatives from various stores responded to the location and identified the stolen merchandise and took possession of the property," Lightfoot said. Detectives continue to investigate the case. mynewsla.com

Clinton, CT: 2 New Yorkers arrested on ORC Charges; $4,000 of merchandise recovered
Two individuals were arrested Sunday after police allegedly found stolen merchandise and items used to defeat anti-theft tags in their possession, according to a press release. Michael Alston, 36, and Katrina Dise, 27, both of New York, were charged with third-degree larceny, first-degree forgery, organized retail theft, possession of a shoplifting device, conspiracy to commit organized retail theft and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny.

Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 81 after observing the driver make an unsafe left hand turn. Upon pulling over the vehicle, officers discovered the North Carolina registration was expired and didn't belong to this specific vehicle. Officers smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, and upon searching it allegedly found a bag lined with foil used to defeat anti-theft tags on merchandise, more than $600 in counterfeit bills and more than $4,000 in stolen merchandise from stores at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets and the Westfield Trumbull mall. Police also found marijuana in Dise's possession and an item commonly used to remove anti-theft devices from merchandise in her purse. nhregister.com

Woman steals nearly $2,000 of baby formula from Cape Walmart
Officers with the Cape Coral Police Department are on the search for a woman accused of stealing from the Walmart off of Del Prado Boulevard. The woman was seen on surveillance cameras going into the store and leaving with dozens of baby formula containers. Police said she went in three different times, taking 108 containers. The amount of formula she took totals nearly $2,000. nbc-2.com

Easton, MD: Woman Arrested After Stealing From Target Twice; over $1,000
Easton Police said they arrested a Cambridge woman Friday after they responded to the Target store and learned she had shoplifted on more than on occasion. Police said they responded to a report of shoplifting at Target, where Danielle Cornish was already in custody by loss prevention. Cornish had taken several items of clothing and electronics, placed them in her cart, and walked out of the store without paying. The total worth of those items equaled $837.56. Loss prevention also showed police video from June 30, which showed Cornish stealing three video controllers that had a total value of $242.43. wboc.com

Portland, OR: 'Kleptomaniac' Target Associate arrested for theft; allegedly stole Legos, lightbulbs, drinks
A self-described kleptomaniac who worked at the Jantzen Beach Target was arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing many items, "often Legos" from the store over a 2-month period. Phillip James Hutton was taken into custody after one of the store's Loss Prevention officers discovered he'd been stealing, the probable cause document said. Between June 25 and August 14, Hutton allegedly bought items but at an unpermitted discount rate, causing a total loss of $795. The 32-year-old man admitted he has kleptomania and gets a high from stealing. He also allegedly admitted to "taking some Legos and drinks and lightbulbs," and that he had reduced the prices on items he paid for. He's charged with 2nd-degree theft. koin.com

Polk County, FL: Woman arrested at Lowe's for theft tied to ID Theft;
16 victims identified

Tara Thompson was arrested during a retail theft investigation at Lowes in Lakeland when deputies learned she had an active warrant. When she was arrested, deputies found eight credit/debit cards with different names in her purse. Deputies searched her home and found papers with several names on them, pin numbers, social security numbers, bank account numbers and other important information. She admitted to having stolen merchandise at her home, including a Walmart merchandise scanner, an anti-theft device countermeasure tool, an activated Staples Card which belonged to one of the victims, and a home video surveillance system. Detectives eventually identified 16 victims including individuals and financial institutions. Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said, she has an extensive criminal history that includes theft and identity theft in four different states. nbc-2.com

Beaverton, OR: Two Kohl's Female Shoplifters arrested following Police Chase and Crash; hundreds in merchandise recovered
Beaverton police said they attempted to stop a 2018 Mercedes near Southwest Canyon and 110th after a witness reported the occupants had stolen hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from Kohl's. A short pursuit ensued before the driver of the car crashed into a concrete divider. Two of the occupants fled the car as soon as officers took the other occupant into custody. A K-9 unit helped find one of the suspects, however the third occupant wasn't found. kptv.com

Ventura, CA: Children help Woman steal Baby Formula at Target
Surveillance cameras at a Target store in Ventura catch two women using children to steal baby formula off the shelves. The children can be seen taking the cans off the shelves, handing them to the women who hide them in a bag, then they all walk right out of the store. This incident happened last weekend at the Target store on South Mills Road. fox35orlando.com

Alexandria, VA: Walmart thieves pull knife on LP as the pushed out 2 cart full of Diapers and Detergent
Fairfax County Police are looking for two men accused of robbing an Alexandria Walmart Thursday afternoon. The incident happened on the 5800 block of Kingstowne Boulevard. Police say two men entered the store and left with two shopping carts filled with laundry detergent and diapers. They say one of the men pulled a knife from his pocket and held it toward an employee who attempted to stop them. localdvm.com

Chico, CA: Two men arrested in connection to Home Depot Robbery
Two men were arrested in connection to a robbery at Home Depot Saturday afternoon. At 2:27 p.m., officers responded to a report of a robbery after a Loss Prevention employee tried to stop Chase Waller outside of the store for allegedly stealing power tools. Waller, 28, reportedly assaulted the employee then got into the back seat of a Honda sedan that was being driven by Cristopher Farley, 25. A woman, who police say was not involved in the robbery, was also in the front seat. Police stopped the fleeing vehicle, two men were arrested and the Home Depot merchandise was recovered. Farley was arrested for driving with a suspended license and violation of probation. Waller was arrested on suspicion of robbery and violation of probation. chicoer.com

Menomonee Falls, WI: Two men charged with theft of $5,100 of cigarettes from Speedway

Desloge, MO: Two arrested in multi-state Walmart felony thefts; $5,000 of merchandise recovered

Columbus, OH: Speedway Burglar steals with $1,800 of cigarettes

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Shootings & Deaths

Missouri City, TX: Workplace Violence: Texas woman, employee, opens fire at food distributor, killing manager and wounding employee
A woman employee opened fire early Monday at the southeast Texas food distribution plant where she worked, killing a manager and wounding another employee before she died from a gunshot wound.

About 20 workers were in the Ben E. Keith Co. warehouse in Missouri City, southwest of Houston, when Kristine Peralez walked in and started firing just before 2:30 a.m., police said.

An officer exchanged fire with Peralez, but it is unclear whether it was the officer's bullet or Peralez's own that struck and killed her. Overnight manager Francisco Reyes died at the scene, while Fredencio Janas was taken to the hospital with a bullet wound to his leg, police said.

Police said they are investigating potential motives through Peralez's social-media posts as well as comments she made to co-workers just before the shooting. dallasnews.com

Snellville, GA: Suspect Arrested for allegedly Shooting, Killing man during argument in Walmart parking lot
One person was shot and killed Sunday evening at Walmart along Scenic Highway in Snellville. Snellville Police said that a "quick altercation" between two groups in the parking lot at the Walmart around 5:50 p.m. led to the deadly shooting of 49-year-old Fadil Delkic. The investigation determined that Troy Hunte, 28, Hunte's fiancé, and Delkic got into a verbal argument in the parking lot, according to Snellville Police Det. Manley. "The verbal argument turned physical when Mr. Hunte's fiancé struck Mr. Delkic in the face," Manley said. Shortly thereafter, Hunte pulled a handgun from his pocket and shot Delkic one time in the chest, police said. gwinnettdailypost.com

Flint, MI: Fight leads to shooting inside C- Store

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Harris County, TX: Thieves stole $75K bank withdrawal from C-Store Owner, then ran her over
A shocking video shows a pair of violent thieves running over a woman with a car and making off with her purse in Texas. The unidentified victim had just made a $75,000 bank withdrawal and the savage muggers followed her to the Valero gas station she co-owns, Harris County Constable Mark Herman said. During the altercation, a black car pulls up and a second thief jumps out to help his partner beat the couple. He then gets back into the car and backs up over the couple over as they lie on the ground. The woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police arrested David Dowell Mitchell on charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and he is being held in Harris County Jail without bond. The second suspect is still at large. nypost.com

Las Vegas, NV: Man shot during attempted robbery inside 7-Eleven
Two men were arrested Saturday afternoon for allegedly shooting a man during an attempted robbery of his wife in the northwest Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas Metro Police responded to a 7-Eleven around 1 p.m. Saturday after reports of a shooting. Two men inside the store on N. Decatur Blvd., allegedly attempted to take a woman's purse when her husband fought back. One of the suspects shot the man, who was transported to the hospital with survivable injuries. Both suspects were arrested. ibookitlv.com

Tallahassee, FL: Man arrested after robbing man at gunpoint inside JCPenney bathroom

Wilmington, DE: Delaware State Troopers investigate rash of burglaries at cell phone stores, pharmacies

San Mateo County, CA: Lotto Burglary Ring Targets C-Stores 'Up And Down The Peninsula; 3 Arrested

Jared in the Target Center, Lexington, KY reported a Grab & Run on 8/18, item valued at $419

Kay Outlet in The Outlets at El Paso, El Paso, TX reported a Grab & Run on 8/17, item valued at $10,098

Kay Jewelers in the Premium Outlets South, Las Vegas, NV reported an Armed Robbery on 8/14, nothing taken

Kay Jewelers in the Town Square, Las Vegas, NV reported a Grab & Run on 8/13, item valued at $4,299

Pagoda in the Eagle Ridge Mall, Lake Wales , FL reported a Grab & Run on 8/18, items valued at $1,099



Atlantic City, NJ: $1 Million Counterfeit Goods Seized on Atlantic City's Boardwalk, 2 Arrested
Two local men were arrested and over $1 Million worth of counterfeit designer merchandise were seized Thursday following a two month investigation. New Jersey State Police say Mohammad Usman, 35 and Kashif Ansari, 32, were arrested after search warrants were issued at several stores on the boardwalk. Both were charged with criminal simulation and trademark counterfeiting, and have been released pending court appearances. catcountry1073.com

Arson & Fire

Minneapolis, MN: Woman charged in downtown Marshalls arson; $500K damage after setting clothing rack on fire

Sentencings & Charges

Three men get prison for month-long 7-Eleven armed robbery spree (9 stores) in Montco, Bucks, PA
"This was a series of well-orchestrated, highly violent robberies. With store clerks being pistol-whipped. They put people in fear for their lives," said Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Laura Bradbury. The ringleader got 7 1/2 to 15 yrs, one got 4 to 8 yrs, and the third man got 3 to 6 yrs. Plus probation for all. timesherald.com

Ithaca, NY: Man pleads guilty to 3 C- Store Robberies, sentenced to 8 years

Ex-con dollar store robber gets 20-70 years in prison, Muskegon, MI


AT&T - New Castle County, DE - Burglary
AT&T - Christina, DE - Burglary
C-Store - Fort Smith, AR - Armed Robbery
C-Store - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery/Shooting - store clerk shot
C-Store - Belleville, IL - Robbery
C-Store - Portland, OR - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - LaGrange, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Las Vegas, NV - Burglary
Candy Store- Bronx, NY - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Albuquerque, NM - Armed Robbery
CVS - Clayton, DE - Burglary
Dollar General - Beaver Springs, PA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery (North Topeka Boulevard)
Dollar General - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery (SW Fairlawn)
Family Dollar - Columbus, OH - Armed Robbery
GameStop - Vallejo, CA - Burglary
Gas Station - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Bibb County, GA -Armed Robbery
Gun Store- Parma, NY - Burglary
Gun Store - Kansas City, MO - Burglary
Home Depot - Chico, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Armed Robbery
KFC - Bronx, NY - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Marietta, OH- Armed Robbery
MetroPCS - Hurricane, UT - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Brainerd, MN - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Ocean Springs, MS - Robbery
Rite Aid - Wilmington, DE - Burglary
Speedway - Orange County, FL - Armed Robbery/Shooting
Storage Center - Clarke County, VA - Burglary
T-Mobile - Parsippany, NJ - Burglary
Verizon - Apex, NC - Robbery
Verizon - New Castle County, DE - Burglary
Walgreens - St Louis, MO - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Columbus, OH - Burglary
Walgreens - Wilmington, DE - Burglary


Daily Totals:
23 robberies
13 burglaries
2 shootings
0 killings




Ricardo Hernandez II
named Asset Protection Logistics Investigator for L Brands

Neil O'Neill, CFI
named Area Loss Prevention Manager for Ross Stores, Inc.

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