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Tom Arigi named Director of Asset Protection for the Kroger Company
Prior to being named Director of Asset Protection for the Kroger Company, Tom Arigi served as the Director of Asset Protection, Safety and Security for Walmart US for more than six years. Before that, he held various senior-level loss prevention positions, serving as Senior Vice President, Loss Prevention for National Stores Inc. for over two years and DVP Loss Prevention for Sears Holdings Corporation for nearly four years. Congratulations, Tom!

Emily Kuhn named Association Manager for International Association of Interviewers
Emily Kuhn is a seasoned association professional who brings 20 years of marketing and sales expertise to her role as Association Manager. Formerly of Kellen Company, she's worked as key liaison and Sr. Education Administrator for ASCRS, (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons) AOSW, (Association of Oncology Social Workers) and many other large organizations. Her experience building outreach programs, conference planning and overseeing online continuing education make her a natural fit as she joins the International Association of Interviewers.

Emily studied Psychology at Augustana College and is a professional performer and presenter. She enjoys traveling, live music and spending time with family and friends.


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LPNN On Location with Sensormatic

Joan Sparks, Director of Marketing, Retail Solutions for Americas, Sensormatic
Rich Marshall, Sr. Industry Solution Manager - TrueVUE Software, Sensormatic
with LPNN MC Amber Bradley

Sensormatic is helping retailers move to a future of unified commerce where all the sensors in your stores are well connected, empowering associates with real-time information readily available through the cloud.

Joan Sparks and Rich Marshall tell us about Sensormatic' new TrueVUE inventory intelligence, its ShopperTrak offering for traffic and people counting, and LP solutions like SMaaS (Shrink Management as a Service).

Learn more at www.sensormatic.com


2019 GLPS - Group LP Selfies

Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
Building Industry Pride - One Team Selfie at a Time

Chewy Safety & Loss Prevention Team

"To be the most trusted and convenient online destination for pet parents (and partners), everywhere."

From left to right (front row): Craig M. Gage, Director of Safety/LP; Dawn Abbondanza, Workers Comp Program Manager; Gurpreet "Gurp" Gill, Food Safety Program Manager; Jacqueline Howell, Sr. SLPM; Jason Krumsky, Sr. SLPM; Josh Rose, SLPM; Caleb Prater, RSLPM

From left to right (back row): Derek O'Neal, SLPM; Jason Taylor, SLPM; Spencer Rickman, SLPM; Matthew Schaberg, RSLPM

Thanks to Craig Gage, Director of Safety/LP at Chewy, for submitting this GLPS

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Speakers at the RILA 2020 Retail Asset Protection Conference have an unparalleled opportunity to expand their network and raise their profile by sharing their successes and challenges. We want to hear how you are creating and sustaining excellence in your asset protection practices!

Speaker benefits include:
● Complimentary registration for retailers and product manufacturers selected to speak
● Opportunity to share with and learn from peers facing common challenges
● Growth of your network of industry peers working on similar issues and projects - add to your sounding board

This year, the Loss Prevention Foundation will provide speakers with an LPC/LPQ course scholarship for FREE-a $795 value! Already LPQ/LPC certified? The LPF will waive your recertification fee! And, if that wasn't enough-all speakers will earn 10 CEU credits in addition to what you will earn as an attendee.

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Biometrics class actions target Lowe's, Home Depot for anti-shoplifting surveillance systems
Home improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowe's have become the latest big companies to get swiped by class action lawsuits under Illinois' biometrics privacy law, as a group of plaintiffs have sought to extend the reach of the law's potentially big financial awards to those stores' anti-theft surveillance systems.

On Sept. 4, a group of plaintiffs simultaneously filed virtually identical class action complaints in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago against Lowe's and in federal court in Atlanta against Home Depot, accusing the retailers of violating the Illinois state law by "surreptitiously" scanning customers' faces as they moved about the chains' stores in Illinois

The retailers, the plaintiffs said, have "augmented (their) in-store security cameras with software that track individuals' movements throughout the store using a unique scan of face geometry," the lawsuit said. "Put simply, Defendants surreptitiously attempt to collect the faceprint of every person who appears in front of one of their facial-recognition cameras."

According to the lawsuits, Home Depot and Lowe's have consistently declined to publicly discuss their systems. However, the lawsuits note the systems are designed as a "loss-prevention measure" to combat shoplifting and theft, as they can "track shoppers across multiple stores and identify 'suspicious' shopping activity."

However, the lawsuits claim the "systemic and covert" practice constitutes "privacy intrusion" and violates the Illinois Biometrics Information Privacy Act, because Home Depot and Lowe's do not collect express authorization for the facial scans from every customer entering their Illinois stores.

The lawsuit also claims Home Depot and Lowe's have shared the facial scan information of its customers with others. The complaint does not assert who those others may be, naming only "John Doe" as a co-defendant.

The lawsuit against Home Depot represents the first of its kind filed under the Illinois BIPA law in Georgia.

Operational Centre at Europol:
30 countries team up to combat crime in the Western Balkans

The Joint Action Day (JAD) Western Balkans 2019 is an international operation, involving 6,758 law enforcement officers: 6,708 officers on the ground and 50 officers in the Operational Centre at Europol's headquarters. Law enforcement officers from 30 countries, as well as 8 agencies and international organizations teamed up to tackle the 4 EMPACT (European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats) priorities: firearms trafficking, illegal immigration, document fraud and drugs trafficking.

following priorities for the fight against organized and serious international crime between 2018 and 2021 were adopted by the Council of the EU at its meeting on 18 May 2017: (Includes the USA (ATF, DEA, HSI, CBP).)

1) Cybercrime, 2) Drug Trafficking, 3) Facilitation of illegal immigration,

4) Organized Property Crime (ORC & Beyond): To combat organized property crime by concentrating on disrupting highly mobile OCGs carrying out organized thefts and burglaries across the EU. This should include OCGs using new technologies or enhanced countermeasures which exploit the lacking interoperability of cross-border surveillance tools.

5) Trafficking in human beings, 6) Excise and MITC Fraud, 7) Illicit firearms trafficking, 8) Environmental crime, 9) Criminal finances and money laundering, 10) Document fraud.

EMPACT is an ad hoc management environment to develop activities in order to achieve pre-set goals. It is a structured multidisciplinary co-operation platform of the relevant Member States, EU institutions and agencies, as well as third countries, international organizations and other (public and private) partners to address the prioritized threats of organized and serious international crime.

Results from the JAD (Joint Action Day)
In total, 214,147 persons, vehicles, and premises were checked during last week's JAD in the fight against crime originating from the Western Balkans. 175 individuals were arrested (26 arrests in the intelligence phase and 149 in the operational phase)

Open-Carry Laws Thrust 2 Million Retail Workers Into Gun Debate
Employee Training Will Be 'Critical' After New Policy Announcements
Walmart Inc. and Kroger Co. stores, new policies that call for dissuading customers from carrying unconcealed firearms have thrust 2 million employees onto the front lines of America's gun debate. The retailers, along with drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and grocer Wegmans Food Markets Inc., said this week that they'll ask people not to display guns in their aisles, even in states where it's legal.

Neither Walmart nor Kroger has so far provided training on when and how to approach a gun-toting customer, nuanced knowledge that security experts say is critical. In break-room conversations and on internet bulletin boards, workers have voiced complaints that they are being placed in harm's way.

Employees of Kroger, a unionized grocery, enjoy greater job protections than others and have been among the most vocal. The company has already received requests from some locals for information on how the policy will be enforced and by whom.

They have no idea how it's going to work," said Jonathan Williams, communications director at the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400, which represents about 10,000 workers in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. "We have a lot to figure out."

Retailers need to figure out how willing their employees are to approach someone openly carrying a firearm, explained Katherine Schweit, a Washington consultant. A former FBI agent, Schweit has worked on security matters with Walgreens, Walmart and other retailers.

What the CEO's Are Concerned About
Retail Industry Vet Walter Loeb Would Know:

With The Secondhand Designer Market Booming,
Consumers Should Be Wary Of Fakes

Secondhand clothes are the rage right now. Many young people, especially those millennials who do not want to own anything of value, like to acquire secondhand designer clothes at substantial savings. In the past, physical stores that sold secondhand merchandise were often tied into nonprofits and other charitable organizations. More recently, we see resale shops all over the internet as well. And now, as I have reported, Macy's and J.C.Penney also will have secondhand clothes for sale.

Many designers take steps to protect their property.
Balenciaga sneakers have four stripes on their heel to assure buyers and fans that the shoes are real. Hermes handbags have a heat stamp inside the bag that is either in gold or silver, depending on the hardware on the bag. Certainly, there are date codes, service tags, and some holograms that protect designer bags. Since 2003, Louis Vuitton has pioneered a fight against counterfeiting targeting "intermediaries" such as landlords, courier companies, and others. It has been very effective in certain counterfeiting hotspots such as New York's Canal Street.

The Louis Vuitton Intellectual Property Department manages over 18,000 intellectual property rights including trademarks, designs, and copyrights with support of 250 agents around the world. Thanks to this dedicated team of lawyers and former law-enforcement professionals, based in Paris with offices around the world, thousands of anti-counterfeiting raids are performed each year. In 2017, as a result of their actions, 6,000 litigious websites were shut down and more than 120,000 auctions were terminated. forbes.com

Watchdog Slams PCAOB Oversight of Big Four
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has been too lenient with the Big Four accounting firms over audit deficiencies, resulting in only $6.5 million in fines during its 16-year history, according to a new report.

The Project on Government Oversight (POGO), an independent watchdog, said its analysis of PCAOB annual inspection reports showed the board has in key respects been
doing "a feeble job" policing the Big Four.

In the 808 cases in which the Big Four performed audits that were so defective that the audit firms should not have vouched for a company's financial statements, internal controls, or both, only 18 resulted in PCAOB enforcement actions, POGO found.

The report recommends reforms including requiring the PCAOB to clearly identify companies referenced in inspection reports and the individual auditors responsible for alleged audit deficiencies.

FDA slams vaping company Juul for illegal marketing practices,
threatens fines or seizure

Federal health officials slammed vaping company Juul on Monday for illegally advertising its nicotine pods as a safer alternative to cigarettes, threatening to fine or even seize the company's products if it doesn't correct its marketing.

The Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to CEO Kevin Burns after reviewing testimony from two days of hearings in the U.S. House on Juul in July. FDA investigators found the company broke the law "by selling or distributing them as modified risk tobacco products without an FDA order in effect that permits such sale or distribution." cnbc.com

Time to reconsider your workplace policy on e-cigarettes?
Illnesses, Deaths Tied to Vaping

The use of electronic cigarettes, also known as vaping, is believed to be responsible for five deaths and 450 severe lung injuries in what appears to be a nationwide epidemic, according to new reports. While most employers ban smoking in the workplace, their policies don't always extend to e-cigarette products. shrm.org

Associated Wholesale Grocers Announces New
Scan-Based Trading Program for Members

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG), the nation's largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, announces the launch of a scan-based trading (SBT) program with ReposiTrak. With the largest U.S. scan-based trading network, ReposiTrak provides visibility into out-of-stocks so direct store delivery (DSD) suppliers can take action to optimize on-the-shelf inventory. businesswire.com

How Walmart and other retailers are trying to recruit more teenage employees
Of Walmart's 1.4 million U.S. workers, less than 25,000 are in high school. The company acknowledges that's a very small percentage, and it's especially small when compared to other companies in its industry. So Walmart is trying a new recruiting approach: offering high school students free SAT and ACT prep, subsidizing a large chunk of their tuition, and the chance to earn some college credit.

Hiring employees early on in their careers comes with a number of benefits. It costs less to employ them, and it's typically easier to train them to fit the company's needs, since there are no old habits that need to be broken.

Others have also caught on to the advantages of hiring teens.
Starbucks, McDonald's, Disney, and Chipotle all offer similar education benefits. However, teenagers aren't working nearly as much as they used to. Back in the 70s, nearly 45 percent of teens were working part-time jobs. In 2018, the national average fell to about 29 percent. cnbc.com

Kroger, Albertsons Avert Union Strike; Approve Tenitive Labor Deal
After six months of negotiations, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) employees at more than 500 Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores in Southern California yesterday reached a tentative agreement with The Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. supermarketnews.com

2020 ISCPO Conference Announcement
The International Supply Chain Protection Organization would like to announce the date of its
2020 Conference "Global Supply Chain Security Conference" on March 3rd - 5th at the 7-Eleven Store Support Center in Irving, Texas.

There will be a wide-range of topics related to global supply chain security, Ecommerce, industry trends and investigations. As in year's past, the conference provides a great venue to network with global industry peers, transportation/logistics professionals, law enforcement, and select vendor partners. iscpo.org

LPRC to Host 2nd Annual

The second annual STRATEGY@ IMPACT 2019 is an LPRC member-exclusive and invitation-only elite planning and learning session, limited to 30 participants. One of the speakers, Dr. Grant Drawve (University of Arkansas), will present on threat mapping. In addition, the LPRC will also be hosting a STRATEGY@ Reception on Monday, Sept 30, to showcase their new NextRetail Research Center to the leaders in the industry. Retailers may reach out to kevin@lpresearch.org to learn more and register for this event.


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Fred's Closing ALL Stores in 60 Days

Brinker International Acquires 116 Franchised Chili's Restaurants

Coresight Estimates 3.5% to 4% increase in retail sales during Holidays Nov. & Dec.

Amazon has 30,000+ jobs to fill, will hold Career Days events Sept. 17 in six cities

Dollar General Announces Plans to Expand to 46 States In 2020

Lidl 2019 - Steps Up Expansion And Adds U.S. Products

Last week's #1 article --

Forbes Article
Searsageddon: Massive Sears HQ Layoffs, More Store Closings
80% of the workforce at Sears HQ laid off Last Thursday night

Reports from vendors who visited the offices Friday said there were vast empty spaces in the offices and hundreds of workers were already long since gone. What was particularly telling was the suddenness of the move. The entire merchandising staff for the home area for Sears had been reduced to four buyers and one divisional merchandise manager.

Sears has closed some 200 stores since bankruptcy filed in October 2018. The company retains over 500 locations, including 480 full-line department stores. It also operates 360 Kmart stores. forbes.com ibtimes.com

Editor's Note: Which makes total since after Sears Hometown was sold last week. Now this article is obviously quoted from what appears to be one Home vendor and refers to other vendors having commented to this vendor and Forbes apparently.

LPF Announces August's LPC and LPQ Professionals

The Loss Prevention Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC):

● Dannielle Cantrell, LPC - Amazon.com
● Ronda Fields, LPC - The Lowe's Companies Inc.
● Troy Harding, LPC - The Kroger Company
● Gregory Hietanen, LPC - Sears Stores, Inc
● Michael McKnight, LPC - ULTA Beauty
● Adam Moon, LPC - SpartanNash
● Ryan OMarra, LPC - Lowes Companies, Inc.
● Jason Parker, LPC - 24 Hour Fitness
● Patrick Parris, LPC - The TJX Companies, Inc.
● Matthew Wightman, LPC - The Lowe's Companies
● Lauren Zieja, LPC - KINGS SUPER MARKETS, Inc.

Billy Brooks, LPQ - Lowes Companies, Inc.
John DeNapoli, LPQ - The TJX Companies, Inc.
Dustin Ellison, LPQ - Lowes Companies, Inc.
Adriana Flores, LPQ - The TJX Companies, Inc.
Sarah Hartman, LPQ - The TJX Companies, Inc.
Kristen Hunter, LPQ - Lowes Companies, Inc.
Sonia Ortega, LPQ - Meijer
Christopher Smith, LPQ - Walmart Stores, Inc.
Zebulon Strickland, LPQ - Albertsons Companies, Inc.
Megan Walsh, LPQ - The TJX Companies, Inc.
Katelyn Hall, LPQ LPC - Amazon

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Balancing BOPIS & Loss Prevention

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Right or Wrong? Depends On Whose Team They're On

In the spirit of the NFL kicking off this weekend and my coincidental trip to Vegas at the same time, I thought it would be relevant to discuss the clear and obvious bias that fans have when evaluating a players decision-making process or a referee throwing the yellow flag. No, I'm not talking about the insanity that is Antonio Brown and the inability to fit his large head into a regular sized helmet, but rather the simple fact that we judge people differently based on what jersey they are wearing at the time. Regardless of the sport, there seems to be breaking news on the daily of an athlete committing some type of ill-advised decision. Truth be told, for some of these players it's a good thing that Madden does not have an "Ethics" category in their ratings system.

However, whether its illicit drug use, physical abuse or deflating footballs most people tend to fall victim to a bias that prohibits them from rationally evaluating the situation. We've all been there before, where somebody we respect or "root for" on a weekly basis is alleged to have tipped the scale in an unfavorable direction. There a variety of biases at play here, including the halo effect which makes it difficult for us to see anything negative when it involves a person or image that we have placed on a pedestal. If the player is on a rival team and there is suspicion of unethical behavior we immediately join the bandwagon of "I told you so", but if they were a star player on your team - would you think differently?

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'It Takes Restraint': A Seasoned CISO's Sage Advice for New CISOs
Todd Fitzgerald wrote the books on being a chief information security officer. Here he offers tips on what to do and what not to do in the first few months of a new CISO job.

1. A New CISO's First Priority: Listening
Practice patience. "It takes restraint to not suggest solutions in those first few weeks," Fitzgerald says. "But I think one of the most important things to do first is understand the culture of the organization."

A period of listening and observing is paramount to comprehend why things are being done the way they are, he says. Preconceived notions will only hinder your efforts to understand what makes employees tick, he says.

It is also a time to understand where the security department has been and what changes might be expected going forward. "Was there a recent data breach? Why are you there? Why is your predecessor gone?" he advises asking.

2. Meet Your Team
Plan to have one-on-one meetings with your direct reports to understand their strengths, weaknesses, and insights on security strategy. Tap their institutional knowledge and build trust so they know they can come to you with concerns and feedback.

It's also a time to get to know the multigenerational workforce dynamics on the team. Fitzgerald devotes an entire chapter of his latest book to the topic. In a blog post from Ken Xie, CEO of Fortinet, he notes there are now three generations of security workers. The first generation founded initial security efforts and departments and were focused on securing network connections with legacy tools and strategies. The second generation of security continued to protect traditional networks in new ways. Now a third generation is emerging to protect digital organizations.

Each of these security team members will bring different perspectives about the mission and goals of your security efforts. It is important to understand each of them by taking the time to have listening sessions.

3. Build Bonds Outside Security,  4. Focus on Driving the Business,  5. Finally, Make an Action Plan  Read the full article here: darkreading.com

Food waste? There's an app for that
The World Wastes Tons of Food. A Grocery 'Happy Hour' Is One Answer.

Although increasing numbers of consumers agonize over ways to reduce their carbon footprint, the climate change consequences related to the world's food waste is rarely given much consideration, The New York Times writes. Yet, moderating the waste is "one of the few personal habits that can help the planet."

In Europe, nimble retailers and startups are using apps to alert consumers to food nearing its expiration date at their stores and using drastic markdowns to lure them into buying the items so they won't be discarded. nytimes.com

Euro Pool Systems' 'Depot of the Future' Leverages RFID to service Ahold Delhaize
Euro Pool Systems (EPS) has automated the tracking of more than two million returnable transport items (RTIs) as they flow through its new depot. The facility was constructed to serve Belgian supermarket chain Ahold Delhaize. rfidjournal.com

More Robots Mean 120 Million Workers Need to be Retrained


FedEx Dumps Amazon - Now Powering Walmart's E-Commerce Delivery
FedEx to focus on the 51% Amazon doesn't have

FedEx delivered some 55% of all of Walmart's packages in Q2 2019. When FedEx dumped Amazon, which accounted for less than 1.3% of FedEx's 2018 revenue, the shipping giant underlined the opportunities available for online retailers outside of Amazon.

Within e-commerce, FedEx and Walmart have a particularly close relationship. Along with moving the majority of Walmart's online shipments, FedEx is rolling out Office locations in 500 Walmart stores nationwide where customers can print, ship, and pick up deliveries - a move that analysts said gives an edge to Walmart against Amazon.

FedEx Extra Hours- a new service offering in which FedEx picks up a customer's order from a store, then delivers it to the customer's home. businessinsider.com

Target and Walmart are digitizing back-to-school shopping
Big-box stores like Target and Walmart are utilizing tools that essentially take the shopping out of shopping. Target's School List Assist and Walmart's Teacher's Shelf are two online services that invite parents to search by school for their kids' classroom-specific school supplies lists. One-click shopping cuts to the chase even more: List items can be added right to shoppers' carts for delivery or curbside pickup, likening the service to online registries for kids.

According to data shared by marketing intelligence firm MiQ, American shoppers make around 16 trips to stores for back-to-school stuff between July and September, and they spend over $500 per family. vox.com

Seven practical tips for secure online shopping

Alibaba, the $435 billion Chinese shopping giant, is gunning for Amazon in Europe

Jack Ma's 55th birthday present to himself is stepping away from Alibaba

Amazon doesn't overlook smaller sellers




Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Police searching for alleged Detergent thief that tried to make a clean getaway
The Second District of the Cleveland Division of Police is asking for the public's help with identifying the suspect that tried to steal a tote full of liquid detergent. Police said the suspect in the photos below entered the Home Depot at Steelyard Commons on Aug. 13. and loaded up a blue plastic tote with liquid detergent while riding a store scooter. When loss prevention confronted him after he passed all check out points, the suspect left the tote, got off the scooter and fled in a grey Buick Regal, according to police. cleveland19.com

Kennewick, WA: Car filled with items stolen from 6 stores found in Fred Meyer parking lot
Kennewick Police stopped a shoplifting spree when they found a car at the Kennewick Fred Meyer Saturday evening with thousands of dollars of merchandise stolen from at least six different Tri-City stores. A 21-year-old woman was arrested and taken to the Benton County jail and two of the four juveniles in the car could also face charges, say Kennewick police. Five people ran from the store and got into a car in the parking lot, where police found the five and the suspected stolen goods. The merchandise has been returned to stores.

Ontario County, NY: Rochester woman arrested for multiple thefts at Eastview Mall
A woman was arrested for two separate thefts from stores in the Eastview Mall in Victor on Friday. A woman was arrested for two separate thefts from stores in the Eastview Mall in Victor on Friday. Deputies responded to the Eastview Mall when a vehicle involved in a larceny from earlier in the week was spotted. Layshawn Thomas, 26, was charged with grand larceny for stealing more than $7,000 worth of eyeglasses and frames from the LensCrafters located in the Macy's store in the mall on Wednesday. Deputies are also charging Thomas and Tara Oldfield-Parker, 26, with criminal possession of stolen property. The pair are accused of working together to steal over $650 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret.  mpnnow.com

Champaign, IL: Distraction Team Trio stole nearly $3,000 from Walmart
Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help finding the trio that made off with thousands in loot from a north Champaign store. About 7:10 p.m. July 29, three women stole close to $3,000 in merchandise from Walmart, 2610 N. Prospect Ave. The thieves distracted employees while they checked out and made it look as if they had paid. Some of the stolen merchandise was then returned for cash at another Walmart outside of Champaign County.

Chicago, IL: Mob of 10 Teens jump counter at 7-Eleven
Police said a group of up to ten teenagers went behind the counter to steal cigarettes and food from the 7-Eleven at 33 East Adams shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday.  cwbchicago.com

Marion County, FL: Gainesville couple jailed after trying to steal $1,105.26 in merchandise from Farm & Fleet in exchange for a ride

Cranberry Township, PA: State Police Trying to Track Down Woman for Attempted Theft of $1,055 of merchandise from Walmart


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Shootings & Deaths

9 Killed This Weekend

San Bernardino, CA: 2 Dead, 1 Wounded In Shooting outside Family Dollar
Two people are confirmed dead and a third wounded in a shooting or shootings Sunday evening in San Bernardino. It was unclear if all three victims were shot at the same location or if the incidents are related in any way. Police responding to a shots fired call outside a Family Dollar store on West Baseline Street found a victim dead in the parking lot. A second body was discovered nearby - although nearby has been described as the same block and blocks away. A third victim was also found. There was no word on that victim's condition. losangeles.cbslocal.com

Sumter, SC: 2 killed, others wounded in shooting at C-Store
Police are investigating after two people were killed and at least three others wounded in a late night shooting at a Broad Street convenience store. Officers responded to a shooting call at the Hop In, at about 1 a.m. Sunday. Gregory Middleton, 30, died on the scene from an apparent gunshot wound, Michael Rogers, 30, later died at Prisma Health Tuomey.   wach.com

Miami, FL: Man shot, killed outside Coconut Grove C-store
The shooting occurred early Monday at Douglas Road and Frow Avenue. Two women who claim to know the victim said he was ambushed by the gunman, who fled the scene.  local10.com

Baton Rouge, LA: C-Store Clerk/ Grad Student Shot and killed in Armed Robbery
Firoz-Ul-Amin was a clerk at Mr. Lucky's Valero Gas Station. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says a man entered the gas station around 3:30 a.m. Saturday and shot and killed him before robbing the store. wwltv.com

Glendora, CA: Suspect Shot Dead in Jewelry Store Robbery
Police in Glendora, CA, shot a suspected jewelry store robber dead on Friday. A second suspect in the takeover holdup is still being sought. The crime occurred at Lamas Jewelry on Friday afternoon. A woman in a waiting automobile - possibly the getaway car - was detained. The man who was killed was found by officers in the parking lot of an apartment complex near the store. He was shot after he failed to follow an officer's commands, AP reports.  instoremag.com

Mobile County, AL: Two killed in crash while fleeing from MCSO deputies; tied to Dollar General and Family Dollar burglaries
The Mobile County Sheriff's Office said two people were killed Sunday morning after the car they were in crashed while trying to get away from deputies. According to Lori Myles with the sheriff's office, the chase started on Old Pascagoula Road. Deputies were called to the area to respond to a burglary. Investigators said the white car fits the description of a vehicle that has been used in previous burglaries to Dollar General and Family Dollar Stores.  fox10tv.com

Charlotte, NC: 7-Eleven Manager shot during attempted Robbery; returns fire and injures suspect
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were called to the 7-Eleven on Monroe Road and Sharon Amity Road just after 3 a.m. When police got to the store, they found a man who had been shot. A K-9 officer on the scene was able to find a second man who was shot at the store.  myfox8.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

New York, NY: Homeless and mentally ill man facing four years in jail for stealing four pairs of socks from Bloomingdale's
Qulon McCain was stopped by a security guard and arrested after allegedly being caught with four pairs of socks. But instead of being charged petty larceny with, the 43-year-old was held on a third degree burglary count, a felony that carries a prison sentence of two to four years. The increase in charge comes from a tactic used by Bloomingdale's and other retailers that sees shoplifters issued 'trespass notices', then if they are stopped in the building again they are slapped with a felony. McCain, who has bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, was reportedly off his medications, living on the street and using drugs when a guard caught him with the socks. His case was one of 47 petty crimes - stealing less than $1,000 worth of goods - that Manhattan public defenders dealt with in 2018 that were increased in this way, according to the New York Daily News.  nydailynews.com

Fayetteville, NC: Men in 'SWAT team attire' tried to rob Domino's Pizza
Fayetteville Police have arrested one suspect and are searching for two others after an early morning robbery at a Domino's Pizza. Police said three suspects wearing ski masks entered the business armed with a handgun. The suspects demanded money and forced an employee to hand over his cellphone and wallet, police said. Thirty minutes later, around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to a second Domino's location along Cliffdale Road, where police said a "suspicious" black Ford F-150 was spotted. The store manager of the Cliffdale Road location immediately locked the doors to the business, police said. Since they could not enter the business, they fled the scene. When officials tried to stop the truck, the suspects jumped from it to flee from the officers. Officers were able to apprehend one of the suspects.  wral.com


Pulaski County, AR: 2 men get 15 years in prison for 3 Jacksonville stores



Adult - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
Auto Parts - Laredo, TX - Burglary
Auto Parts - Delhi Township, MI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Orange, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Greensboro, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Fort Wayne, IN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Huntsville, AL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Lynchburg, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary
C-Store - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
CVS - Milwaukee, WI - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Pittsburgh, PA - Robbery
Dollar General - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Orange, TX - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Edmond, OK - Armed Robbery
Eyewear - Portland, OR - Burglary
Gas Station - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery / Clerk Wounded
Gas Station - Baton Rouge, LA - Armed Robbery/ Clerk Killed
Gas Station - Rutland, VT - Burglary
Guns - Holland Township, MI - Burglary
Jewelry - Glendora, CA - Robbery/ Suspect shot and Killed
Jewelry - Greenville, SC - Robbery
Jewelry - Columbus, OH - Robbery
Jewelry - Pooler, GA - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Pasadena, CA - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Pittsburgh, PA - Burglary
Laundry - Asotin County, WA - Burglary
Liquor - Chino, CA - Robbery
Liquor - Heber City, UT - Burglary
Restaurant - Camden County, NJ -Burglary (Dunkin)
Restaurant - Fayetteville, NC - Armed Robbery (Domino's)
Restaurant - Phoenix, AZ - Burglary
Walmart - Fountain, CO - Burglary
7-Eleven - Charlotte, NC - Armed Robbery/ Suspect shot by Mgr.
7-Eleven - Chicago, IL - Robbery
7-Eleven - Chicago, IL - Robbery/ Assault
7-Eleven - Long Island, NY - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
26 robberies
11 burglaries
4 shootings
2 killed




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