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Gary Johnson named Director Asset Protection and Safety for Guitar Center
For over eleven years, Gary was the Vice President of Loss Prevention for The Vitamin Shoppe and has held a variety of senior level leadership positions in the loss prevention industry in his 30 plus years of work experience, including Vice President of Asset Protection & Safety - Retail Operations Division for A&P Supermarkets, Director of Loss Prevention for Barnes & Noble, and Senior District Loss Prevention Manager for Pier 1 Imports. Gary has done so much outside of retail also, as an Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice for Miller-Motte Technical College, Advisory Board Member for ALTO USA and Senior Consultant for Security Advisory Group, LLC. He as also on the NRF LP Advisory Council as Chairman from 2011 to 2014 and as Executive Committee Member from 2014 to 2016. Gary earned his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University. Congratulations, Gary!

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Hurricane Season Dominates the News Outlets
As Hurricane Lane Bares Down on Hawaii

FEMA's Hurricane Tool - The Ready Business Program
The Ready Business Program for Hurricane and the Preparedness and Mitigation Project Plan allow users to take action to protect employees, protect customers, and help ensure business continuity.

Following these steps in the Ready Business Program as a part of your overall business continuity planning will help protect assets (people, property, operations); sustain the capability to provide goods and services to customers and/or supply chain; maintain cash flow; preserve competitive advantage and reputation; and provide the ability to meet legal, regulatory, financial, and contractual obligations.

The Ready Business Program offers information to complete continuity planning, including resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Business Continuity Plan website.

Once completed, the Ready Business Program will provide you with the tools to plan, take action, and become a Ready Business by addressing preparedness and mitigation for your STAFF, SURROUNDINGS, SPACE, SYSTEMS, STRUCTURE, and SERVICE. And you will also have the opportunity to apply for recognition as a member of the Ready Business Community.

Organizations can achieve six levels for recognition through the Ready Business Program. The levels include STAFF, SURROUNDINGS, SPACE, SYSTEMS, STRUCTURE, and SERVICE. The first five levels can be achieved either independently or as a group. The SERVICE level is achieved by completing requirements for STAFF, SURROUNDINGS, SPACE, SYSTEMS, and STRUCTURE levels in addition to the SERVICE requirements.

The Ready Business Program is intended to recognize and acknowledge organizations who complete preparedness and mitigation actions to protect employees, customers, and continuity. You can get started today by following the steps provided.

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FEMA Updated May 21, 2018: Hurricane Preparedness Makes Good Business Sense

National Preparedness Month (NPM) Recognized each September
National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. ready.gov

Hurricane Lane is heading for Hawaii as a dangerous Category 4 storm
The state is bracing for a powerful punch: The governor has declared an emergency, and all public and charter schools on the Big Island and Maui County are closed until further notice.

The Category 4 storm's dangerous center could make landfall this week, but even if it doesn't, it should draw close to the islands Thursday through Saturday, bringing destructive winds and as many as 20 inches of rain onshore, forecasters said.

People have been flocking to stores for supplies. cnn.com

Hawaii Residents flock to Retailers for Emergency Supplies
People in Hawaii are taking storm preparations seriously as Hurricane Lane approaches. According to a viewer, the bottled water was wiped clean at the Safeway store in Kailua. It's not just there. Many stores are running out of supplies. Along with water, generators, toilet paper, flashlights, and candles were flying off the shelves.

Meanwhile, Young Brothers has canceled all sailings for the rest of week, which means no cargo coming in or out. "We are currently taking all necessary precautions to secure the port and ensure everyone's safety. Young Brothers' first priority is the safety of our employees, our equipment and the cargo," said Young Brothers president Joe Boivin. khon2.com youtube.com

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Flooded With Data: Hurricane Harvey Shows the Rising Value of Social Media
Torrential rains. Massive flooding. Millions in trouble. And billions in damage. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, chaos followed.

The hurricane was the first natural disaster of this scale to strike the U.S. in the social media era. There were a lot examples that illustrate the profound versatility of social media as an all-purpose emergency communications portal.

In all of these examples, one of the biggest challenges social media poses for decision-makers is its volume. Manually checking social media feeds during an already chaotic and fast moving event is not likely to produce actionable information.

Disasters like Hurricane Harvey clearly demonstrate they have much more to offer. With technology that can identify critical breaking information, social media content can save time, money, resources, and even lives. New technology offers a better way to do this, with solutions like Dataminr giving all kinds of organizations a more effective way to quickly identify the most relevant information and receive it automatically.

Across industries, decision-makers who must react to natural disasters would be well served to explore how to use social media as a strategic tool for real-time response. dataminr.com

Public and Private Partnerships Essential to Public Safety
Our country's police departments are under immense pressure to keep crime rates low despite whittled-down budgets and a reduction in staffing. As the CEO of the largest contract security force in the United States, I believe that improved public-private partnerships are essential. Over the past several decades, the power of these relationships has risen to the forefront.

There are many respected organizations dedicated to fostering dialogue between public and private entities. In the forefront are ASIS International's Law Enforcement Liaison Council and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Private Sector Liaison Committee. These groups work to facilitate a collaborative environment for members to engage in the development, research, and implementation of programs and activities which foster cooperation and partnership between public law enforcement and private security professionals.

The responsibility of our country's law enforcement agencies has been expanded beyond everyday crime to include terrorism, workplace violence and, sadly, school shootings. With many law enforcement agencies throughout the United States developing partnerships with private sector security, I believe that we can be assured of more effective policing, strengthen the ability to prevent crime and terrorism, and enjoy improved levels of public safety. I believe that America's long-term success in reducing and preventing threats and violence, depends upon the extent to which law enforcement agencies engage in partnerships with the private sector. securitymagazine.com

RFID Technology Could Help Shape the Future of Retail
RFID technologies are branching out to use cases beyond inventory control, thanks in part to the proliferation of active RFID systems. A bit more complex than passive RFID, active systems use battery-powered tags that constantly broadcast their own signal to accurately track the real-time location of assets.

Through active systems, retailers are beginning to see how RFID can directly benefit their bottom line in unexpected ways. Here are a few new use cases in which RFID technology can be deployed as a resource to cut through the sensory overload of busy shopping malls and improve the shopper experience: Continued on page two  ioevolutionworld.com

What's New "on The Edge" Of Security And Video Surveillance Systems?
In our market, edge computing takes the form of smarter video cameras and other devices that store and/or process data locally. We asked this week's Expert Panel Roundtable:

What's new "on the edge" of security and video surveillance systems?

Security remains a primary need, but video surveillance systems can fulfill much more than that. Organizations often want to create more value out of their investment. To bring it one step further and get into the operations and business intelligence, new technologies are being incorporated with existing security systems. Edge devices can not only protect, but also provide insights into their environment. Intelligent capabilities such as video analytics and correlation engines augment the value of video surveillance installations.

Maintenance and routine tasks can be automated, so operators focus on value-added duties, and respond to critical situations more rapidly. Everyone wants smarter data, and that data needs to be structured. We're slowing moving away from traditional monitoring with list of cameras, towards a map-based experience with dashboards and widgets. This provides a rich and dynamic view of security and business environments, allowing organizations to do more with video. securityinformed.com

Lowe's to Close All 99 Orchard Supply Hardware Stores, 4,000 Employees Impacted
Marvin Ellison, CEO, commented, "Our strategic reassessment is ongoing as we evaluate the productivity of our real estate portfolio and non-retail business investments." lowes.com

Uber to pay 56 workers $1.9 million for harassment and discrimination claims
Uber has agreed to pay 56 current and former employees about $33,900 each, or $1.9 million, to settle their claims of gender discrimination, harassment and hostile work environment. On Monday, lawyers for the plaintiffs filed paperwork in a Northern California district court that outlined how a $10 million settlement announced in April would be divvied up. In addition to the $1.9 million, another $5.1 million will be divided among more than 480 workers, including the 56 who are receiving the other payouts. The lawsuit was filed against Uber in October 2017 by three Latina engineers who alleged they were paid less than their white or Asian male colleagues. The women claimed Uber used a discriminatory "stack ranking" system, alleging "female employees and employees of color are systematically undervalued ... because [they] receive, on average, lower rankings despite equal or better performance." kfor.com

South Africa: Shoprite hit by 489 armed robberies in a year, has 'been to war'
Shoprite has "been to war" over the past six months, CEO Pieter Engelbrecht said in his presentation to analysts on Tuesday. During this tough period, the retailer was knocked by a very weak economy, as well as a long list of other woes.

The company was also hit by 489 armed robberies in the period from July 2017 to June 2018, a spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider SA - some 1.4 robberies a day. Last month, a security guard was shot dead when a gang of 15 men robbed a Shoprite supermarket in Heidelberg, south of Johannesburg.

Crime and the tough economic conditions hurt its results, and the company's share price fell by more than 4% on Tuesday, as the market digested the 3.8% decline in its diluted headline earnings. businessinsider.co.za

With more security and little storage, airport retail challenges the supply chain
Their footprints are small and so are their storage rooms - if they have one. Deliveries are highly scheduled, requiring extra security steps. And their target demographic changes depending on the terminal, store placement and flight schedule.

Between 76% and 90% of concession space is after the security lines, in the "airside" part of the airport (versus "landside" before security). Restaurants and stores that are airside tend to earn more. In the Indianapolis airport, for example, airside retailers earned an average of $978 per square foot, while landside concessions earned $527.

"Airports recognize the 'golden hour' between clearing security and boarding your plane is the only time you have to encourage the passenger to spend their money." 

"Airport stores can easily be among their best performing stores, despite their small footprint,"
says Samantha Hart, Senior Retail Consultant, Capgemini Consulting.

Airport retailers have unique supply chain challenges, Security: Products go through additional screening at the airport, which is an issue for liquids, but it's also to prevent smuggling.

Staff members need additional security checks to work inside the airport, so recruiting and onboarding takes longer. Some airports and stores need multilingual staff members. supplychaindive.com

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

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

Hurry! The call for speakers closes on August 31, 2018 at 5 p.m. ET.
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Sephora's VP, Internal Controls new position has been filled - no news yet on who

Hyundai Department Store, in South Korea to Partner with Amazon &
Develop an Amazon Go store

Rash of robberies, 10 robberies in Fresno within a month

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2018 Cost of Cyber Crime
A Look at a Cybercrime Internet Minute
Every Minute, $1,138,888 is Lost to Cybercrime

With cybercriminals costing the global economy $600 billion last year alone, RiskIQ once again took a closer look at the growing volume of malicious activity on the internet during a single "internet minute."

"As the internet and its community continue to grow at a rapid pace, the threat landscape targeting it grows at scale as well," said Elias Manousos, chief executive at RiskIQ.

"We made the vast numbers associated with it more accessible by framing them in the context of an 'internet minute' using the latest research as well as our own global threat intelligence," he said.

The research defines the sheer scale of attacks that take place across the internet, said Manousos, in an attempt to help businesses better understand what they are up against online.

Attacker tactics include malware, phishing and supply chain attacks targeting third-parties, the research shows. The motives include monetary gain, large-scale reputational damage, politics, and espionage.

Cyber criminals continue to find success in a range of other tactics, the report said, such as launching 1,274 pieces of unique malware and deploying more than nine malicious adverts every minute. computerweekly.com

- $1,138,888 Loss every minute
- $171,233 Businesses spend defending themselves every minute
- 1,861 people fall victim/minute - 2.7 Million every day
- $15,221 Ransomware lost every minute - $8 Billion every year
- 1.5 organizations fall victim to rasomware every minute
- 5,518 records leaked every minute - 2.9 Billion every year
- 1,274 new malware variants every minute

Proving ROI: How a Security Road Map Can Sway the C-Suite
It's no secret that cybersecurity is top of mind for most modern enterprises. But a recent survey from Marsh, a risk management company, reveals that only one in five organizations has the tools in place to manage the risk of a cyberattack, despite high-ranking executives claiming it is a top risk management priority. Why the disconnect? It often stems from the fact that security products and tools don't seem to have a return on investment (ROI) that directly affects business results, which makes advocating for them a tough task for security practitioners.

As organizations struggle to quantify the value of cybersecurity investments, it's important to note that true ROI comes from defending the organization against material impact. A study from Juniper Research shows data breaches will cost businesses more than $2 trillion dollars by 2019. As such, smart security spend pays for itself in cost savings, reputation protection, and more, given the direct connection between loss prevention and a company's bottom line. We're facing a reality in which organizations understand they need to care about security, but to really get executive buy-in, the security team needs to prove ROI - the right kind of ROI - and provide a clear plan for implementation. darkreading.com

Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attack Trends Report By AGARI
In the second half of 2017, Business Email Compromise attacks continued to accelerate with 96% of organizations experiencing attacks, and with the average business experiencing 45 BEC attacks from June through December 2017.

Because BEC attacks have no payload (such as a malicious attachment or URL) to detect and block, they are able to slip past most of the conventional security technology used to protect organizations. To build the security controls and resources needed to protect organizations and their employees, it is critical to gain a better understanding of the nature of BEC attacks. Until now, relatively little research has been done on this topic.

This guide takes a look at 1 billion real-world emails that were considered safe by conventional security technologies - Secure Email Gateways (SEG), Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), and Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) - and establishes which security technologies incorrectly classify emails as safe, and the nature of these malicious emails.

BEC Attack Snapshot From Agari Research, June 2017 - January 2018:

96% of organizations experienced at least one BEC attack.
On average, 45 BEC attacks evaded each organization's existing defenses.
82% of BEC attackers used display name deception to impersonate a trusted party, and without the SEGs, ATP and TAP detecting it.

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● BEC attacks by imposter type, SEG, company size and industry
● Which malicious emails bypass traditional email security protocols
● Recent effective BEC attacks that resulted in up to $100M in losses
● How to stop BEC attacks at your organization agari.com

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Hackers Leverage AWS To Breach, Persist In Corporate Networks
Attackers are abusing the characteristics of cloud services to launch and hide their activity as they traverse target networks.

A new body of evidence indicates threat actors are using increasingly advanced techniques to target unsecured cloud users and leveraging features common to public cloud platforms to conceal activity as they breach and persist in target networks. The problem, the Threat Stack security team notes, is not with AWS but with the way attackers are maliciously using it.

"These are not exploits or vulnerabilities in the AWS services and software," Bisbee explains. "This is about the features and attributes of AWS leveraged by attackers in more sophisticated ways."

In simpler attacks, actors typically steal AWS keys and seek direct paths to resources stored in open S3 buckets, or they launch a new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to mine cryptocurrency. darkreading.com

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Canadian Security's Director of the Year winners share lessons learned
Circle K's Sean Sportun gives tips for success

Sean Sportun Manager of Security and Loss Prevention, Mac's Convenience Stores, 2013 (Now: Manager, security and loss prevention, Circle K Stores)

The security industry is a dynamic and diverse career with endless opportunities to achieve a high level of personal and professional success. What I have found and now believe to be 100 per cent true is: Everyone will tell you how things worked out for them, good or bad. Remember, it worked for them that way - not for you.

At times, people will try to place their fears on you by saying "That won't work" or "You can't do that." As an individual, you have to say to yourself, "It didn't work for you" or "No, you couldn't do that." Believe in your abilities and have the confidence to try new things in achieving your goals; don't let the fears of others influence what you do.

In order for the security industry to grow, it is important to remember how you started out and remember those who helped you advance in your career. This will be a constant reminder that you have a responsibility to develop a new generation to be a better version of yourself for the future success of our industry.

Always remain a student of the game and know that you can make a difference. Don't be scared to reinvent the wheel when the wheel needs to be reinvented! canadiansecuritymag.com

Learn more about Sportun's unique program to deter theft at Mac's stores

Cannabis Jobs Are Growing & So Will LP & Solution Provider Opportunities
"Budtenders" Jobs Are Exploding Across Canada - Ontario is Cannabis HQ

More than half the country's pot-related want ads were for jobs in Ontario, which the report notes is also home to the headquarters of major players in the industry.

There was a 50 per cent jump in cannabis-related job postings between April and early May.

"With aggressive hiring plans, Canadian cannabis companies are posting openings across a wide range of job types," Bernard wrote. "The main roles in demand are for workers to grow the product and for others to sell it."

The most-advertised cannabis roles on the website included quality assurance, retail workers, production assistants, maintenance technicians, executive assistants and nurses, which is likely connected to the existing medical marijuana market. Want ads in the recreational market will also add to opportunities in the already established medicinal pot industry.

Editor's Note: Given the nature of that industry, one would assume that the same controls and concerns in the alcohol industry would fit, with Canada's LCBO having a strong well established program. Which means we'll see new LP jobs and new sales, installation, service revenue for security providers. We haven't seen any growth numbers forecasted yet. But the numbers should be fairly strong for new revenue. ctvnews.ca

RCMP launches online training course for police on cannabis legislation
Canadian police officers now have an extra tool in their pockets when the deadline for the legalization of cannabis ticks down with the development of a new online training course, but a legal expert is saying much of the education is likely to take place on the streets rather than in front of a computer screen.

The RCMP, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN), has launched a new online training course on cannabis legislation. thelawyersdaily.ca

Illegal pot shops offered a reprieve - with a catch
Must close down before applying again under new rules

Owners of illegal pot dispensaries in Ottawa are welcoming the shift in the province's approach to retail cannabis sales, but say they're facing a serious dilemma in their quest for legitimacy. Currently, only licensed producers regulated by Health Canada are allowed to sell to authorized medical marijuana patients, and only by mail. Canabliss and stores like it are currently operating outside the law - at least for now.

The illegal dispensaries have been the subject of numerous police busts since 2016, and were expecting to face even harsher penalties once recreational pot becomes legal in October. The new direction announced by the Ontario government this week appears to offer the illegal shops a reprieve, but there's a catch. They'd be required to close their doors before applying for a license under the new rules. cbc.ca

Pot on Demand?
Uber-style cannabis delivery service hopes to launch in Edmonton, Calgary
An Edmonton business hopes to cash in on the lucrative cannabis market by launching an Uber-style delivery service for medical and recreational users. But whether the business will be allowed to operate in Alberta is still up in the air. The company would employ three full-time and six part-time employees and then at least 200 drivers who are paid per delivery. cbc.ca

Online sale of pot after legalization raises privacy concerns, experts say

Asian Retailers Setting Sights on Canada
Half of Immigrants Will Be from Asia by 2036

Speculation that Alibaba Group will be opening an e-commerce processing centre in Richmond, BC ramped up following the May 2018 announcement by their North American general manager Steve Wang that the Chinese e-commerce giant is seeking to lease real estate for a Vancouver office.

This is just the latest in a recent influx of Asian retailers setting up operations in Canada who are filling in some of the gaps left by the departure of retail giants Sears and Target from the Canadian scene. This phenomenon is tied at least in part to a big demographic shift, specifically the high proportion of population born outside of Canada. By 2036, more than 1 in 2 foreign-born people will be from Asia.

It is clearly a time of change in the Canadian retail landscape. Whether driven by the aggressive growth plans of these new Asian retailers who have global ambitions or the changing demographics of the country, Canada is on the radar of many new Asian stores. From Uniqlo and Muji to Miniso and Mujosh; expect to see more of these operators setting up shop across Canada. retaileye.wordpress.com

Amazon era is making Vancouver, B.C., world's hottest warehouse market
The Canadian city had the biggest surge globally in lease rates. IKEA, BMW and Amazon are among companies that have snapped up the biggest industrial and logistics spaces, according to a data report. seattletimes.com

RCC Retail Secure 2018 - September 20

RCC Retail Secure is Retail Council of Canada's newly expanded loss prevention conference designed for retailers. This all-day event will explore three significant issues in the changing reality of retail: Fraud Protection, Data Security and Loss Prevention.

To provide depth on these issues, specialized educational sessions have been developed for attendees to customize their learning experience during the conference. Leading security, protection and prevention experts will present best practices and improvement strategies. This event will also feature a full range of exhibitors to provide expertise on the latest in asset protection programs, technology and investigation techniques.
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Canada Store Openings
Sherwin-Williams Continues Rapid Pace of Store Openings in Canada
Starbucks to Open Store in North Bay
IQOS Launches National Retail Store Expansion
Bikini Village Launches Multi-Location Store Expansion
Blaze opens a big store in Toronto's Entertainment District
M&M Food Market opens shop on Eglinton in Scarborough
Drake Scorpion pop-up shop opens in Toronto
First stores open in Victoria's expanded Mayfair shopping centre

Canada retail sales fell 0.2 per cent to $50.7 billion in June

Cryptocurrency Is the Next Evolution of Payments for Canadian Retailers

Quebec liquor board employees to hold second one-day strike; Weekend work hours and conditions for part-time employee a sticking point

Walmart gains market share in Canada as e-commerce strategy gains momentum


Lone survivor of Cape Breton McDonald's murders dies
Botched 1992 robbery left her permamently disabled

Arleen MacNeil, who survived but was left permanently disabled when she was shot in the head during a robbery at the Sydney River McDonald's, died Wednesday at the Halifax Infirmary. On May 7, 1992, a botched robbery at the restaurant resulted in the murders of workers James Fagan, 27, Donna Warren, 22, and Neil Burroughs Jr., 29.

The brutality of the crime shook the community and discussion of it often inflames passions to this day, despite the passage of time. thechronicleherald.com

Windsor, ON: Police arrest suspect in knifepoint Mac's robbery spree
Three robberies in 2 hours, six total holdups
Windsor police believe they have arrested the man responsible for a series of knifepoint robberies of Mac's convenience stores across the city - including two during the early morning hours on Thursday. Windsor police responded to a robbery at the Mac's store on Lauzon Rd. around 2:30 a.m. An hour later, a similar robbery was reported at the Mac's store and Esso gas station on Campbell Ave. In both instances, the suspect was a black male who brandished a knife. He also attempted to rob a restaurant earlier in the day. The incidents early Thursday follow a pattern that began on Monday night, when three different Mac's locations were robbed by one suspect within the space of two hours. In total, five Mac's businesses were robbed, ranging from Windsor's west end to the east end. windsorstar.com  cbc.ca

Toronto, ON: Man injured in triple stabbing near Sherway Gardens mall dies

Edmonton, AB: Man switches pricetags, buys $7.5K violin for $500

Kinuso, AB: Thieves ram store with truck to steal safes, leave empty-handed

Bowmanville, ON: 16-year-old boy charged with arson after Molotov cocktail thrown at convenience store

Ottawa: Police seized 20 more fake $100s in counterfeit bust

Robberies and Burglaries

Jewelry Store - Thornhill, ON - Robbery

Mac's - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery (Lauzon Rd.)
Mac's - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery (Campbell Ave.)
Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Windsor, ON - Attempted Robbery




Amazon's empire is close to capturing HALF of all US retail e-commerce sales
Blowing away competitors like eBay, Apple and Walmart

Amazon's market share in American online retail sales has reached 49.1 percent, dominating what would otherwise be considered market giants.

The only other major retailers to rise above even two percent of the market share are eBay, Apple, and Walmart, in that order.

Even so, each of those companies are solidly in the single digits, according to number crunching by Visual Capitalist.

The competitors are fighting for a slice of the total $252.7 billion pie that is total US e-commerce retail sales.

Behind Amazon, eBay is the next closet behemoth in the online retail space in the US, with 6.6 percent of the market share.

Third place in the rankings goes to Apple, at 3.9 percent of total US e-commerce sales, with Walmart close behind in fourth position at 3.7 percent. dailymail.co.uk

Some EU Online Retailers Saw 26% Increase In Online Sales
Due To eCommerce Trustmark

Retail Excellence has said that some retailers have reported increases in sales by 26% as a result of their website displaying its eCommerce Trustmark, which it introduced this time last year. The group outlined that the Trustmark enables retailers to 'access to information to keep their website up to date on legislation and benchmarking for best practice as well as an international complaints handling processes'. "The Ecommerce Europe Trustmark protects consumers when making a purchase through an online shop in another EU country," the retail representative body said in a statement. checkout.ie

Farfetch, Online Retailer, Plans to Go Public as Luxury E-Commerce Grows

Walmart takes another jab at Amazon as it begins selling e-books for first time

Shoppers are opening fewer back-to-school emails, unless they're from Amazon or Best Buy

Online payments fraud in Australia explodes to $476m




Newport Beach, CA: 5 in custody, as many as 5 suspects at large after heist at Fashion Island
Police are looking for additional suspects after apprehending five people who witnesses said startled shoppers while fleeing an apparent organized theft incident at the Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach on Tuesday evening, Aug 21. Authorities said they received a call about a commercial theft happening at the 1100 block of Newport Center Drive at about 8:30 p.m. At about that time, between five and 10 individuals were seen running through Fashion Island toward parking lots.

One group of five suspects managed to get into a car and drive as far as Westminster, where they were stopped by police. Police said the occupants of the vehicle were in possession of stolen electronics, and added that they did not resist arrest and were taken into custody. Howver, another vehicle full of people may have gotten away. Police speculated that the people involved in Tuesday's burglary may be a retail theft crew possibly connected to a rash of similar crimes. ktla.com

Orem, UT: Man arrested again for reportedly pawning, selling $23,000 of Rented camera equipment
Police arrested an Orem teenager after he allegedly pawned or sold more than $23,000 worth of camera equipment he had rented from two different camera shops in Orem. Maxwell Flygare, 18, was booked on suspicion of theft by deception and theft by rental agreement, both third-degree felonies, as well as theft by receiving stolen property.

The teenager was also arrested earlier in August for theft by rental agreement and tampering with a witness, both third-degree felonies. On Aug. 13, Flygare reportedly rented $12,000 worth of camera gear from Red Finch Rental in Orem and did not return the equipment on the agreed date. The teenager allegedly told the store owners that he had lost the equipment on a hiking trail in Park City. "For pawning the $12,000 worth of equipment, Maxwell received $2,415 in total, from the pawn shops," police reported. heraldextra.com

Clinton, MS: Police searching for suspects involved in Smash & Grab Burglary at clothing store
Police say the men used an SUV to smash through the front of Fashion Plaza around 2:30 A.M. Monday morning. The black GMC Yukon used to smash through the store had been carjacked by two armed men in Jackson just prior to the burglary. Police also say, a second vehicle, a Chrysler 200, was stolen out of Jackson on August 19th and was abandoned by the suspects not far from the smash-and-grab scene. Authorities then say, moments after the burglary, Jackson police recovered the stolen GMC Yukon and arrested Jaqon Clincy, 19, and charged him with the armed carjacking. Clinton police are searching for five suspects. Police say these men should be considered armed and dangerous. wapt.com

Oklahoma City, OK: Three women arrested for theft at Victoria's Secret at Penn Square Mall
Police responded to the mall on Tuesday around 10:54 a.m. after someone called saying three women stole merchandise from Victoria's Secret. Police were able to the locate the three women: Shatori McNack, 23; Chamiah Daniels, 25; and Kernisha Meadows, 27. According to a police report, they found several items with tags and security devices on them in one of their vehicles. McNack, Daniels and Meadows were taken to the Oklahoma County jail and booked on complaints of grand larceny, conspiracy to commit a felony and committing a pattern of criminal offenses. kfor.com

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Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

DeKalb County, GA: Teen kidnapped 2 women during Family Dollar Robbery;
now facing 40+ years

A DeKalb County 19-year-old could face decades in prison after police allege he kidnapped two women, including a 74-year-old, during a Family Dollar store robbery. Jernel Davis is accused of forcing the two women inside the store on the evening of July 17. He was arrested last Tuesday. The suspect is said to have had his face covered with a shirt. The warrants allege forcing the women inside made it less likely his robbery would be detected. In the end, he made off with merchandise worth $300 and fled, police said. No injures were noted in the warrants. Witnesses followed him to a nearby apartment complex, where people knew who he was, helping police take out warrants. Davis remained in jail Tuesday on two counts of kidnapping, along with single counts of armed robbery and abuse of an elder person, records show. The kidnapping charges alone could send him away for 40 years, under Georgia law. ajc.com

Conroe, TX: CVS Robbery suspect allegedly robbed more than 15 stores
and pharmacies

A 40-year-old man accused in Tuesday's robbery of a Conroe CVS pharmacy is suspected in the robberies of more than 15 stores and pharmacies in three states. Conroe police arrested Patrick Daniel Glavin, 40, on several felony charges including five counts of robbery, evading arrest in a vehicle, tampering with physical evidence, and two motions to revoke his probation for a misdemeanor and felony charge. Law enforcement authorities expect additional charges stemming from other alleged robberies in Montgomery and Harris counties. On Tuesday, Conroe officers were called to a robbery in progress at the CVS Pharmacy on W. Davis at approximately 3 a.m. on Tuesday. Glavin turned himself in after allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase that traveled south, then north and ended in a business parking lot. "Officers were able to locate items in the car that allegedly connected Glavin to the robbery at the CVS pharmacy.

According to Harris County court documents, Glavin is allegedly connected to four similar robberies at Walgreens pharmacies in the city of Houston, two robberies in Harris County, one in Baytown and one in League City. Previously, Glavin was charged with robbery by threat in Harris County and received six years of probation in June. His probation was set to end in 2024. chron.com

Coon Rapids, MN: 3 arrested for Kay Jewelers theft of $4,299 bracelet

Kay Jewelers in The Commons at Federal Way, Federal Way, WA reported a Grab & Run on 8/21, item valued at $3,699

Credit Card Fraud

Watauga County, NC: Suspects accused of Nationwide Credit Card Fraud Operation
Boone Police Department says the investigation began after receiving information from a local bank that employees observed suspicious activity at one of their ATMs in Watauga County. The suspects were illegally obtaining thousands of dollars from local bank ATMs with the use of multiple bank cards, police say. Authorities say they located the suspected vehicle and were able to stop the vehicle and arrest the suspects, later identified as Norris Felton McLoyd and Yeneyder Del Socorro Norris. A search revealed evidence including cash and over 20 fraudulent credit cards. Boone Police and officials from the Randolph County Sheriff's searched the suspects' home and seized more evidence. The evidence indicated that the suspects were manufacturing fraudulent or "clone" bank cards. wbtv.com

Madison, WI: Man sentenced to 5 years in Multi-State Credit Card Operation; seized 280 Gift Cards valued at over $23,000

Warren County, MS: Four Credit card fraud suspects wanted


Sentencings & Charges

Nashville, TN: Men Facing Federal Charges for Rite Aid Robbery
Security Guard Shot During Inside-Job Robbery


Apple Store - Newport Beach, CA - Robbery
C-Store - Appleton, WI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Victoria, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Lowell, MA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - New Kensington, PA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Mt Vernon, IL - Robbery
Cellphone Store - Petaluma, CA - Robbery
Coffee Shop - Santa Rosa, Ca - Robbery
Dollar General - McDonough, GA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Monroe County, MS - Burglary
Dollar General - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Akron, OH - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Beaumont, TX - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Springfield, OH - Robbery/ Assault
Pharmacy - Detroit, MI - Burglary
Police Supply Store - Ruleville, MS - Robbery
Restaurant - Detroit, MI - Robbery
T-Mobile - Santa Rasa, CA - Robbery
Thrift Store - Odessa, TX - Robbery


Daily Totals:
17 robberies
2 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings




None to report

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