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Mike Barton named Director of Loss Prevention for Hot Topic

Mike previously held the position of Director of Loss Prevention for The Gymboree Corporation before taking this new role. Prior to that, Mike was a Manager of Investigations for Macy's West. Congratulations Mike!

Patrick Morris promoted to Asset Protection Director
for Saks Fifth Avenue

During his 10 plus years of asset protection experience, Patrick has held various roles in Saks Fifth Avenue's AP Team including AP Manager of Investigations, Asset Protection Manager and Asset Protection Investigator, as well as the position of Asset Protection Manager for Macy's. He was also a Military Police Sergeant for the US Army Reserve for over eight years. Patrick earned his Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice/Police Science from Orange County Community College, and is currently earning his Bachelor's in management from Bellevue University. Congratulations Patrick!

Three Big Jobs Posted Yesterday
Office Depot & Office Max Director, Retail LP & Safety posting yesterday may end up being the biggest job in the back half of 2017, especially with it being such a tight job market.

With Sycamore, private equity group, trying to sell Staples 1,200 North American stores to them this could end up being a a 2,600 store retailer. Obviously the question then will be how many they'll have to close.

Q1 2017 Staples reported comp sales down 6% and Office Depot who just reported on Aug. 9th Q2 comp sales down 6% as well. Thursday we'll see Staples Q2 numbers.

Staples at one time had around 1,800 stores, is now down to 1,200 and plans on closing 70 more stores this year, while Office Depot/Office Max having closed over 400 stores, and expects to close another 75 locations in 2017. It ended the fiscal year with 1,441 retail locations.

General Manager North America, Retail Loss Prevention Johnson Controls, in Chicago, IL., for Tyco Retail Solutions is a big job in the solution provider world and given this job market may end up being one of the biggest jobs of the year for solution providers.

Head of Risk Assessment - Ops Risk & Compliance for Wells Fargo & Company is a surprising job to come open given the recent history and potentially criminal acts. One has to wonder what role it played or didn't play or knowledge it had or didn't have about what happened. Certainly one of the biggest frauds in U.S. history with 5,000 people losing their jobs and investigations ongoing. The question here is how does it all shake out at the end and are there criminal indictments?

Regardless it's a sensitive position and one that may have just gained a lot of support from the board. Just some thoughts about the current job market.

This Bay Area startup is arming retailers with the technology to take on Amazon Go
Amazon is still tinkering with the checkout-free technology behind its Amazon Go retailer concept, but Palo Alto, Calif. startup Standard Cognition is moving to the front of the line, releasing an "alternative" technology with a similar goal of eliminating the checkout process that it will supply to retailers.

The startup, part of Y Combinator's Summer 2017 batch, today embarked on the initial launch of its artificial intelligence-based system that lets consumers shop and pay without stopping to check out. The company bills its technology as a way for retailers to cut labor costs by eliminating cashiers, better use store space, track inventory and protect against theft.

The company said it is in "advanced talks" to set up pilots of its technology with several retailers. The technology uses machine vision and artificial intelligence to identify each item and detect when items are picked up, put back or left somewhere else in the store.

It works with a pair of apps, one for the shopper and one for the store. All shoppers have to do is open the app, check in, grab their stuff and leave. The bill will be charged to the app. Those without the app will be directed by store staff to automated kiosks, similar to self-checkout stations, where they can pay with cash or credit.

The store app tells staff where customers are in the store and what they are buying. The system tracks shoppers, so if someone is trying to pocket items and walk out without paying, the technology uses "predictive path finding technology" to alert store employees.

Walmart earlier this month debuted its "Scan & Go" app, which resembles a manual version of Amazon Go.

Amazon Go and Scan & Go are, at least for now, in-house technologies whereas Standard Cognition is offering its tech for retailers of all kinds.

"For 99 percent of retailers who don't have the resources to deal with lost profit margins from cashier overhead, product theft and shrinkage, they are going to go out of business," Suswal said. "We want to help retailers both small and large thrive and eliminate the cumbersome, expensive checkout experience as it exists today." geekwire.com

EMV Makes Huge Impact
Chip cards bring new fraud trends

What we can see in fraud trends over time is that losses from counterfeit, stolen and lost cards also peaked in 2016, hitting a high-water mark of $5.4 billion that year. At the same time, card-not-present fraud had steadily ticked up over several years, sitting at $3.3 billion in 2016.

Preliminary data for 2017, however, are where the dramatic reversal begins. With card-present fraud losses plunging almost 28% in 2017, to $3.9 billion. Card-not-present losses in 2017 are expected to surpass card-present losses for the first time. creditcards.com

The Nuts and Bolts of Hiring People with Criminal Histories
The relatively low unemployment rate is spurring once-reluctant employers to rethink their position on hiring candidates with criminal histories. According to the Department of Justice, around 650,000 prisoners are released nationwide every year.

Hiring candidates with criminal histories is a sensitive issue. Matters of privacy and workplace safety come into play, not to mention legal, financial and reputational risks to the employer.

"Every company needs an advocate" for hiring former prisoners, and those advocates usually reside in HR. "It won't happen on its own," he said. "There's always resistance because of people fearing for their safety."

HR professionals and advocates for former prisoners agree on basic steps employers should take when they begin considering hiring people with criminal histories. See the rundown here: shrm.org

Flea Market Owner Seeks Probation For $9M MillerCoors Kick Back Scheme
A flea market owner who helped a former MillerCoors LLC executive submit $8.6 million in fraudulent invoices for beer marketing events asked an Illinois federal judge to sentence him to probation, saying he had an otherwise unblemished record and repaid his portion of the scheme.

Frank Buonauro Jr., 74, says he admitted to taking part in the scheme, helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation and repaid MillerCoors in full before he was ever charged with a crime - factors in his favor that warrant a lighter sentence.

Buonauro, who submitted false invoices overcharging MillerCoors for marketing events, says his case differed from the eight co-defendants in the scheme in that he still performs substantial marketing and promotional work for the beer giant.

Buonauro faces up to 20 years in prison, though the government said it expects to ask for between 27 and 33 months. If the court does opt for a prison sentence, Buonauro asked for 21 to 27 months in prison. law360.com

Macy's Cuts 100 Jobs Amid Management Shake-Up
Macy's has snagged an eBay executive as it shakes up its management and cuts 100 jobs in an effort to reignite slumping sales at the department store chain.

Hal Lawton, senior vice president of North America at eBay, will join Macy's on Sept. 8 as president. The company is expanding its customer insights and data analytics to include inventory replenishment and pricing capabilities.

Both moves suggest Macy's is trying to bulk up its online efforts.

Macy's has consolidated its merchandising, planning and private-label functions into a single department, leading to the 100 job cuts. cnbc.com

Kohl's Shrinking Format Through Half the Fleet
Kohl's is shrinking its stores in a big way. By the end of 2017, nearly half of the 1,100-unit fleet will be smaller, Kohl's said Tuesday. In addition, the retailer is continuing to open smaller format stores, including four 35,000-square-foot units this year, adding to the eight small format stores opened in 2016. wwd.com

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Robots Patrolling 40 Shopping Centers
Houston, TX: Security robot intrigues River Oaks District shoppers
A security robot named ROD2 became the latest addition last week to a patrol team eager to experiment with fast-evolving technology that has captured the attention of robotics developers. Its eyelike cameras continuously compile information on its surroundings and monitor for unusual activity, providing extra surveillance in an area where expensive cars and high-end stores might tempt thieves.

The robot, designed by Silicon Valley-based Knightscope, is one of nearly 40 patrolling shopping centers, parking lots and business properties across the country. The company expects that number to reach 100 by year's end. houstonchronicle.com

National Safety Survey 2017 Executives Take Active Role in Employee Safety
See what EHS managers had to say about budgets, leading indicators, a new administration and more in the 2017 National Safety Survey.

Safety leadership from the top down is one of the keys to employee engagement and positive safety culture, and 2017 National Safety Survey respondents indicate that executives are taking an active role in keeping workers safe. ehstoday.com

Retailers, Solution Providers Collaborate at LPRC Summit in Mentor, Ohio
Another successful LPRC summit with retailers and solutions providers at Avery-Dennison office in Ohio. The Food & Drug Action Team was brainstorming and developing 2017-2018 R&D projects. Thanks to Kroger, CVS, Big Lots, Wal-Mart, Meijer, P&G, FFR, Avery-Dennison, Tyco, Southern Imperial for their participation.

Updated from August 10:
Director of Risk Management & Loss Prevention, Gymboree, San Francisco, CA

The Director of Risk Management will be responsible for strategic development and implementation off loss prevention and risk management programs and initiatives. The Director of Risk Management will lead a team of Loss Prevention Managers to work closely with the field organization and distribution center in the areas of loss prevention, risk management, data analysis, auditing, and the training and implementation of awareness programs. hrdepartment.com

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Macy's to have 40 Backstage stores within Macy's by years end

Another 110 Jobs Cut St Stripes C-Stores Ahead of 7-Eleven Purchase

UBS analysts: Amazon poses a grave threat against footwear retailers


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USS Reveals New F-117 Nighthawk Protection for Designer Eyewear

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. - Security solution and technology provider, USS, recently revealed its latest product development in eyewear protection, the F-117 Nighthawk Eyewear Tag.

While there are eyewear specific electronic article surveillance (EAS) products on the market, what makes USS' new F-117 Eyewear Tag unique, is its stylish, lightweight design and robust anti-theft features including a patented mechanism that tightens the tag's grip in the event that an improper removal is attempted.

The tag the is result of nearly 10 years of trials and development, which involved thorough testing in partnership with a global eyewear manufacturer and retailer. The end-product is a sleek, but sturdy, adjustable tag that snuggly fits eyewear frames of almost any shape and size without causing any damage to the product.

"A standout feature that resulted from the decade of research and development that went into creating this product, is one of the tag's most critical differentiators from similar EAS protection; the fact that it's a one-piece solution that doesn't require a separate tool to lock and unlock it," explained USS Founder and CEO Adel Sayegh. "With those time-saving and ease-of-use features in mind, the F-117 Nighthawk is projected to increase our clientele's throughput by upwards of 80 percent," Sayegh continued.

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Target, Best Buy, VF Corporation and P&G Announced Among Featured Speakers
The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) Annual Summit

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) has announced featured speakers for its Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit, held October 3 - 4, 2017, in Chicago.

Among the keynote speakers are Rich Agostino, chief information security officer at Target Corp, who will lead a session titled, "Stepping into Leadership: Staying Ahead of Today's Threats and the Evolving CISO Role," and Kostas Georgakopoulos, CISO at Procter & Gamble, leading a session on the next evolution of information security.

The event will also include a panel discussion entitled, "The Importance of Women in Cybersecurity." Panelists include Deborah Dixon, senior VP and global CISO at Best Buy Co.; Roseann Larson, VP and CISO at VF Corporation; and Lauren Dana Rosenblatt, executive director and global head of cyber threat management at Estée Lauder Companies.

The 2017 Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit will bring together 200 CISOs and their teams from the greater retail and consumer services industries - including restaurants, hospitality, gaming properties, consumer product manufacturers and more - to share best practices, gain insights and, most importantly, network with other information security professionals to build trust.

"Our annual Summit provides the perfect opportunity to continue to develop and build solid peer-to-peer relationships within our community, with the government and cross-sector relationships, helping to expand the real-time sharing of cyber threat intelligence and better protect the industry as a whole," said Suzie Squier, executive director of R-CISC. "The agenda addresses the key challenges and issues of strategic retail leaders and tactical practitioners."

More Information on the 2017 Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit can be found on Summit.r-cisc.org. r-cisc.org

Facial Recognition in WWD Today
Retail Could Get a Big Boost by What's Written on a Shopper's Face
With the filing of a patent to deploy facial recognition technology, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has garnered attention for the potential of deploying the technology at scale. What does this mean? Video cameras might one day be in stores to surveil - and analyze - the emotions of its customers. Instances of dissatisfaction will be noted and addressed. Over time, these insights could lead to better analyses of patterns in purchase behavior - and they might help stabilize the present, shaky ground on which the fate of brick-and-mortar rests.

Considered an over-step of individual privacy boundaries to some, but a genius customer service strategy to others, Maya Mikhailov, chief marketing officer and co-founder at retail mobile app developer GPShopper, shared her take on this technology - and what it could mean for retail - with WWD.

WWD: How big of a trend is facial expression recognition technology right now?
Maya Mikhailov: It appeared several years ago, but has not been widely rolled out in retail. Or, at least, retailers are not openly admitting publicly to it yet. There is reason to believe it will play an increasing role on our mobile devices, especially since Apple purchased Emotient, a leading provider of facial expression technology, over a year ago. Many of our devices - from laptops to ATMs - are allowing us to log in with our faces, which stands to reason that these devices would also want to tailor experiences to us based on the expression we are wearing.

WWD: How might this type of tech help brands and retailers?
M.M.: For starters, it would help with customer service. If a shopper is standing in a store and looking upset, a store associate could be dispatched to help that customer. The technology could also play a role in product or selection support: Imagine a shopper is lingering in front of a shelf with 20 brands of detergent appearing perplexed or scowling. A message on their phone or a voice-activated shelf could ask them if they need help finding a product or require help in making a decision that best suits their stain-fighting needs.

Next, these technologies can see which in-store displays and ads are most effective in getting a customer's attention or eliciting a positive response. This can also extend to the layout of the store itself, interpreting expressions to determine if there are areas that cause particular joy or frustration. Finally, this type of technology could monitor checkout lines and see when customers' moods in one line become annoyed or impatient, helping managers know when to staff more registers.

WWD: What is your response to customers uncomfortable with being so closely watched?
M.M.: Shoppers' level of comfort with this technology depends on their awareness of it. In many cases, shoppers are already being watched closely with store heat mapping and other video technologies for security and marketing uses. It will be interesting to see if, once they are made aware of the technology, shoppers change their behavior in stores. Will they start wearing specialized sunglasses or other accessories because they do not want to be emotionally profiled or targeted? Will they perhaps stop visiting certain stores all together if they feel creeped out, then retreat to the perceived anonymity of online shopping? wwd.com

Just Another Work Day For Spammers
Hitting the #1 Target - North America
Tuesday: Spammers' Favorite Day of the Week

Spammers are most active when their targets are online, with the highest level of activity on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

If you've ever wondered when spammers are most active, take a look at your work schedule. More than 83% of spam is sent on weekdays, with activity at its highest on Tuesday.

Researchers at IBM X-Force Kassel, which operates spam honeypots and monitoring, dug into six months of data to learn about the days and times when spammers and their spam bots do the most work.

This research focused on data from December 2016 to June 2017. During this timeframe, the biggest day for spam was Tuesday, followed by Wednesday and Thursday. Activity dropped on weekends across geographies, which were determined using spam senders' IP addresses.

Spammers have been consistently shifting their operating hours to align with potential victims, says Limor Kessem, executive security advisor for IBM Security. As more attackers target businesses, they also adopt the traditional 9-to-5 corporate work schedule.

"It goes hand-in-hand with the fact that a lot of malware spam is directed at company employees," says Kessem of the trend. "More are going after company accounts, it only makes sense they're going to be more integrated into the business week."

Those working weekends are active around the clock. Spam peaks begin at midnight, hit a second peak around 1PM (UTC), and dies down around 11PM before starting up again one hour later.

India was the top spam originator in this dataset, with 30% of messages in six months, followed by South America (25%) and China (11%), respectively. Spammers tended to be more active during the day, and drop off at night, across Europe, India, and South America.

North America and China had the most consistent spam with no significant drops. darkreading.com

The Pitfalls of Cyber Insurance
Cyber insurance is 'promising' but it won't totally protect your company against hacks.

What's in Your Policy?
Although the cyberthreat landscape grows more dangerous by the day, half of U.S. firms have no cyber insurance, 27% have no plans to buy coverage, and only 16% report having a policy that covers all of their risks, according to a FICO survey.

A report by Deloitte released in February, "Demystifying Cyber Insurance Coverage," describes a market that is "promising" but "problematic" for both insurers and customers. Because cybersecurity is a relatively new field and the threat landscape changes daily, insurers don't have the historical data they need to build reliable predictive models. They fear a catastrophic accumulation of claims if a major attack were to hit multiple insured customers, as happened with WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware. Insurers also tend to offer policies focused on the protection of personally identifiable information (PII), even though many organizations don't handle PII or are more susceptible to ransomware, cyber extortion, or other attacks that don't involve PII.

Even the most robust policy will not cover all of a business's losses after an attack. It may not cover regulatory fines, as in P.F. Chang's case, and it won't cover all of the losses incurred if a business has to scale back operations or even temporarily shut down in the wake of an attack. Cyber policies also generally don't cover ransomware attacks that can be traced back to malicious insiders, such as rogue employees or disgruntled third-party vendors. darkreading.com

Director, IT Security - 7-Eleven
Company Location Irving, Texas, US

This position is responsible for developing, maintaining and enhancing all enterprise-wide IT security related activities in support of the 7-Eleven's business needs. icims.com

Director Information Security and Data Privacy - REI
Company Location Bellevue, Washington

This role contributes to REI's success by leading the enterprise-wide Information Security and Data Privacy and Compliance programs, made up of Operational Security, Security Engineering & Architecture, Data Privacy and Cyber Risk Management. Leads the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the Information Security and Data Privacy programs. Leads, coordinates and collaborates with senior leadership across the Co-op to identify and manage risks to acceptable levels.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare. rei.jobs

Walmart and 9 Food Giants Team Up on IBM Blockchain Plans

Bon-Ton Boosts Shoe and Luggage Display Management With RFID

How to Protect Yourself from Ransomware for Only $2 a Month

Cyber criminals have increased their use of ransomware attacks in the past couple of years. The WannaCry attack affected more than 200,000 users in 150 countries, and yes - it made many of them cry.

Ransomware is a piece of malicious code that encrypts all your files and locks you out of them. Cyber criminals then attempt to extort money from you - either pay them or you'll never see your files again. It is estimated that 4,000 ransomware attacks occur each day. By the end of 2017 global loss will reach $5 billion.

A good preventive measure is an automated backup solution. However, if you're using a physical external drive to back up your files, it will most likely be infected with the ransomware, too. The solution? An online backup service, which costs a little as 2 dollars a month. If you aren't using one - start today.


Retail Trends Redefining LP
& "Total Retail Loss"

Paul Jaeckle, VP of AP, Meijer

The retail world is evolving and changing more rapidly than ever before. As every corner of retail reinvents itself, LP and AP teams worldwide are all learning how to manage and investigate the new risk, exposures, and benefits that technology is creating and driving. Paul Jaeckle, LPC, Vice President of Asset Protection, Meijer, tells us how digital trends are changing the face and role of retail security, how new technology enables a deterrent-first type approach, and why "Total Retail Loss" should be every retailer's focus.

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Mike Lamb, Vice President of Asset Protection, Kroger, previews his upcoming session on Change Management and shares a few words of wisdom. Hear how he got into the LP field, his advice for gaining a seat at the executive table, and what he does for fun outside of work.

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Not Even Amazon & Alibaba Can Stop The Fakes.
If You're Not Worried...You Should Be

Online shoppers have traditionally relied on customer reviews as a major part of the buying process. But as scammers get more creative with their deception, consumers need to know how to spot a fake.

And these fake reviews are not only problematic for consumers and small businesses. They also challenge the security of large online marketplaces such as Amazon and Alibaba.

Over the years, online giants struggling with this problem have tried a number of techniques to curb the problem.

Amazon has sued thousands of users for violations and even developed AI programs to combat the fakers. And China's biggest e-commerce website, Alibaba, is seeking $300K in a lawsuit, going after a company that linked merchants with individuals selling the fake reviews.

The leading companies in e-commerce haven't found a lasting solution to the problem of fake reviews. For now, the battle rages on and shows no signs of slowing down.

But individuals posting fake reviews are not the only ones to blame. A number of brands and companies also seem to be getting in on the trend. These companies employ the use of fake reviews to intentionally promote their own products or services. inc.com

China launches first cyber court in e-commerce hub

Online Retailers Turn To Brick And Mortar Stores As Shoppers Seek Personal Service

Kohl's Invests In Stores And Opens Fifth E-Commerce Fulfillment Center

New York & Co. promotes in-store pickup of online orders

Walmart expands online grocery delivery via Uber

West Palm Beach, FL: Theft scheme targeted Home Depot stores; man faces charges
A Loxahatchee man is facing charges of fraud and retail theft after he and an accomplice allegedly schemed to steal thousands of dollars from Home Depots throughout Palm Beach County as well as Martin and St. Lucie counties. Michael Johnson Hunnewell, 29, is facing seven counts of retail theft of $300 or more and fraud under $20,000. He was being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on Tuesday morning in lieu of $26,000 bail. The name of Hunnewell's female accomplice is blacked out on the report, presumably because she has not been arrested.

Kenosha, WI: Three suspects arrested in 2 Cellphone store burglaries; $33,000 of merchandise recovered
Three suspects were arrested for stealing some $33,000 worth of cellphones and computer tablets from a Kenosha business. According to Kenosha Police, the suspects smashed a glass door at McTernan Wireless, shortly before 2:30 a.m. Monday and made off with the merchandise. The three then tried the same thing at an AT&T store, Green Bay Road, but failed to get in. The suspects were stopped and arrested in Pleasant Prairie a short time later.

Las Vegas, NV: Two men charged with Victoria's Secret $15,000 heist spree
From California, to Arizona, Colorado, Utah and all the way down to Texas, two men have gone on a traveling retail heist. The heist finally ended in Nevada after authorities say they swiped more than $15,000 of goods throughout the Las Vegas area. Victoria's Secret has been attracting the eyes of two men for all the wrong reasons. The lingerie chain has been a primary target of a west coast retail theft spree. Metro investigators say the two men, Abel Hernandez-Ali and Alejandro Fonts-Alvarez are suspected of carrying out a series of retail heists primarily at Victoria's Secret stores.

Manhattan, NY: Group stole clothing from Manhattan running stores
Police in New York City are searching for a group of men who they say were involved in multiple running store robberies. Officials say the robberies were first reported in June. According to police, the suspects quickly grabbed clothing from Manhattan retail stores before fleeing in each robbery. Authorities say the first robbery was reported on June 20 when the group stole around $2,000 worth of athletic gear from a Jack Rabbit Store on the Upper East Side. Police say the suspects targeted a nearby Nike Running store twice in July, stealing about $3,800 in merchandise. No arrests have been made.

Springfield, PA: Police Investigating $5,500 Optical Theft
Authorities are on the hunt for a man suspected of stealing $5,584 worth of eyeglasses and sunglasses from stores in Springfield and Ridley townships. According to Springfield Township Police, the crimes occurred the morning and evening of Tuesday, Aug. 8.

New Zealand: Organized Retail Crime Ring busted at Ballantynes Department store in Christchurch; group tied to theft, credit card fraud and burglary

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Shootings & Deaths

Update: Henderson, NC: Suspect in Food Lion employee shooting turns himself in
Henderson Police said Monday evening that a Food Lion worker shot in an apparent domestic violence incident has died of her injuries. Shaekeya Danielle Gay, 23, died Monday at Duke Medical Center, two days after she was shot as she went on break at the grocery store. On Monday afternoon 23-year-old Marcus Tyrell Hargrove, who was wanted in connection with the shooting, turned himself in. His charges have been upgraded first-degree murder. abc11.com

Robberies & Thefts

Cleveland, OH: Family Dollar Armed Robbery being investigated by the FBI and CPD; connections to similar robberies
Investigators are asking for help identifying the man who robbed a Cleveland store at gunpoint. It happened at the Family Dollar on St. Clair Avenue on Aug. 10. The FBI said the man hid in the store overnight and robbed the manager when it opened. This robbery is similar to two others in the area, according to the FBI. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cleveland Division of the FBI or the Cleveland Division of Police. fox8.com

Former NFL defensive end Quanterus Smith arrested for Armed Robbery of AT&T store Quanterus Smith, a defensive end that appeared in 15 games for the Denver Broncos in 2014, was arrested earlier this month after a high-speed chase following an armed robbery of an AT&T Store. According to reports, Smith and an accomplice, Brandon Byse, stole 10 phones and over $500 from the store at gunpoint on August 9 in Douglas County, Ga. After Smith was initially stopped by police, he led officers on a chase that resulted with police spinning the vehicle into trees to end the pursuit. nbcsports.com

Pacific Heights, CA: $2 Million Bail For Suspects In Jewelry Store Heist

Kays in the Mills at Jersey Garden, Elizabeth, NJ reported a Grab & Run on 8/21, item valued at $3,099

Kay Jewelers in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV reported a Grab & Run on 8/16, item valued at $34,000

Littman Jewelers in Springfield, PA reported a Grab & Run on 8/21, items valued at $3,000

Piercing Pagoda in the Jackson Crossing, Jackson, MI reported a Distraction Theft on 8/20, item valued at $629

Piercing Pagoda in the Cottonwood Mall, Albuquerque, NM reported a Grab & Run on 8/18, item valued at $379

Zales in the Cottonwood Mall, Albuquerque, NM reported a Grab &Run on 8/18, item valued at $1,100

Zales in the Tulsa Promenade Mall, Tulsa, OK reported a Grab & Run on 8/20, item valued at $575

UK: London: Armed 'EasyCash' moped gang face jail for breaking into 17 shops across London

South Africa: 5 Armed men storm NWI Jewelry store in Forest Hill Mall

Credit Card Fraud & ID Theft

Federal Authorities charge 8 in $723,000 Multi-state credit card / ID Theft fraud ring
Federal investigators say they've broken up an elaborate theft ring that preyed on grocery shoppers in Washington and several other states. According to court documents, eight people are now facing charges in connection to a series of thefts that took place between July of 2014 and November of 2015.

Detectives say the suspects traveled across the country, often using aliases, to steal wallets from people while they were shopping at grocery stores. The suspects allegedly used debit cards, credit cards, and personal checks found inside the stolen wallets to make unauthorized withdrawals from the victims' bank accounts. Investigators say the thefts resulted in $230,000 lost by victims in Washington alone. Also, they say more than $500,000 was lost by victims in Minnesota, Oregon, California, Michigan, Texas, New Jersey, Ohio, and Utah. king5.com


San Diego, CA: Man sentenced to 21 months in prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods; 1,888 pallets of goods
Robert Erie, former CEO and co-founder of the defunct E-Word Recyclers, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods at a hearing . In 2009, E-Word Recyclers secured a subcontract to destroy knock-off merchandise confiscated by Customs and Border Protection. Between Nov. 4 and Dec. 18, 2009, the recycling company received 38 shipments of 1,888 pallets of counterfeit goods, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. sandiegouniontribune.com

Bomb Threats

El Dorado, KS: Walmart evacuation lifted after bomb threat

Charges - Pleas - Sentencings

Everett, WA: Teenager gets three years for Walgreens Robbery, threatening Pharmacist
Mohamed Dukuly, 17, was charged as an adult because of the serious nature of the crime. Dukuly was convicted with first-degree robbery of a Walgreens on March 1, 2016. heraldnet.com

Bessemer, AL: Gas station murder suspect charged in killing

Gainesville, FL: GPD arrests 4 in Verizon Wireless armed robbery

North Miami-Dade, FL: Man who murdered restaurant security guard gets life


AT&T - Kenosha, WI - Burglary
Big Easy C-Store - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Canonsburg, PA - Burglary
C-Store - Warren, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Family Video - Antioch, IL - Robbery
Food 4 Less - Atlantic City, NJ - Armed Robbery
Kangaroo - Rock Hill, SC - Armed Robbery
L&C Convenient - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery/ Clerk shot & killed
McTernan Wireless - Kenosha, WI - Burglary
Popeye's - Willingboro, NJ - Burglary
Sportland - Oak Creek, WI - Burglary
Subway - Plymouth, MA - Robbery
Sunoco - Fort Wayne, IN - Robbery
Turkey Hill - Urbancrest, OH - Robbery
Vape - Scottsdale, AZ - Burglary
7-Eleven - Plymouth, MA - Robbery


Daily Totals:
11 robberies
6 burglaries
1 shooting
1 killed




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Bill Gallo
named Regional Manager of Asset Protection for Century 21 Department Stores

Gary McManners
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