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New England LP Expo
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Genetec Retail Leadership Summit
Sept. 19-20

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Sept. 23-27

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Oct. 3-4

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Oct. 17-18

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Tyco Retail Solutions is known for the Sensormatic brand of loss prevention products, the ShopperTrak brand for people counting, also known as traffic insights, and the TrueVUE brand for inventory intelligence. Using sensors, Tyco Retail Solutions captures 40 billion retail transactions and interactions a year.

Joan Sparks tells us about some new solutions coming out of Tyco's development lab, including their Shrink Management as a Service (SMaaS), the InFuzion anti-theft tags, a self-checkout station and a Synergy EAS pedestal with interactive video displays.

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"It's not if you get breached, but when you get breached."

Joe and Amber discuss the new challenges facing retailers when it comes to cyber security, brand reputation, and the growing scope of what LP/AP departments are challenged to protect.




Jordan Rivchun named Leader of Retail Solutions and Strategy for Hanwha Techwin America
Prior, Jordan was the Director of Loss Prevention for DSW Inc., and throughout his over seven years as a part of their loss prevention team, he held such roles as Director of Field Loss Prevention, Senior Regional LP Manager, Senior Manager of Investigations and Manager of Investigations. Jordan has also worked in loss prevention and investigations for USA Healthcare as Security and Loss Prevention Manager/Consultant, Nordstrom as a Loss Prevention Agent, and for Target on their Investigations team. Jordan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from The Ohio State University and acquired his MBA from Franklin University. Congratulations Jordan!

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CIS Security Solutions is Preparing for the LPRC Impact Conference
Oct. 1-3 in Gainesville, Florida!

CIS Security Solutions will be attending and exhibiting at LPRC Impact 2018 in Gainesville, FL Oct 1-3, 2018. DSW and the Loss Prevention Research Council partnered with CIS Security Solutions to test two of their products. With the research and interviews conducted by the LPRC, they should have some definitive results soon!

This is an exciting time to get feedback from customers, associates and offenders. Click here to learn more about the LPRC Impact Conference!

Celio selects Nedap's !D Cloud software for RFID roll-out to 750 European stores
Nedap today announced that the French menswear retailer Celio has selected Nedap's !D Cloud software for the RFID roll-out to their 750 stores across Europe. The full roll-out takes place over a period of less than 10 months and will be completed in November 2018.

Nedap's !D Cloud software suite is a Software-as-a-Service solution specifically developed for retail RFID applications, giving retailers the quickest route to implement RFID and improve their in-store stock accuracy to over 98%. nedap-retail.com

Hurricane Florence: Store Closures & Updates

Stores Closures Announced as Hurricane Florence Approaches
How Companies Are Preparing for Major Storm
Corporations are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on the East Coast of the U.S. by shuttering factories and encouraging workers to keep their homes and families safe from the Category 4 storm. Here are some of the latest developments.

J.C. Penney Closes 7 Locations in the Carolinas; Macy's plan closures
Ross Stores, Kohl's, Burlington & TJX could also be impacted

J.C. Penney Co. closed four stores in South Carolina and three in North Carolina on Tuesday ahead of the storm. The company is among retailers including Ross Stores Inc., Kohl's Corp., Burlington Stores Inc. and TJX Cos. that each have 6 percent to 7 percent of their total stores located in the Carolinas and Virginia, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. Macy's Inc. also said it plans store closures in areas affected by evacuation orders and curfews.

Daimler Shutters Just-Opened Van Factory; Producer of Amazon Delivery Vans
The plant in North Charleston, which Daimler just opened last week, has been contracted to produce 20,000 Sprinter vans for Amazon.com Inc.'s package-delivery service.

More closures: Smithfield Foods Shuts 2 Pork Plants; Nucor Suspends Operations at 2 Steel Plants; Pfizer Halting Work at Hospital-Drug Site; Cargill Idles Meat Plants as Ports Close; Boeing Closes 787 Plant in S.C.;
Volvo Car Group Idles First U.S. Factory; Gildan closes Distribution Center bloomberg.com

All Walmart stores closed in the Charleston area in advance of Hurricane Florence
People looking to stock up on hurricane supplies in the Charleston area won't find any Wal Mart stores open Tuesday. All area Wal Mart stores were closed Tuesday, following an evacuation order given by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Monday. That includes Walmart locations in Mt. Pleasant, James Island, West Ashley, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner and Summerville. Walmart closures extend up the South Carolina coast and includes stores in Myrtle Beach, Georgetown and Conway. abcnews4.com

Hurricane Florence could cost retail/consumer sector $700 million in lost sales; Lowe's & Home Depot will likely benefit from storm
Weather data firm Planalytics' initial estimate on the potential economic impact of Florence in the consumer and retail sector is $700 million in lost sales. Think closed stores and short-term delays in getting products back onto shelves. But per the usual with storms of this magnitude, some companies are poised to benefit from the clean-up efforts.

Long-time Baird retail analyst Peter Benedict noted that Home Depot and Lowe's often see a 50-basis-point-plus positive sales impact during a quarter when a storm hits. The companies will often see sales increases for several quarters as communities rebuild. thestreet.com

C-Stores Running Out of Water Faster than Grocery Stores Ahead of Storm
Here is where you can still find some

More Evacuations as 'Monster' Storm Looms

Hurricane Florence track turns south, likely 'storm of a lifetime' for Carolinas

Historic rainfall and flooding expected as Hurricane Florence nears

Amazon Under More Fire - HQ2 Search Continues

Missing wages, grueling shifts, and bottles of urine
Disturbing accounts of Amazon drivers may reveal true cost of 'free' shipping

Business Insider spoke with 31 current or recently employed drivers about what it's like to deliver packages for Amazon. Some drivers described a variety of alleged abuses, including lack of overtime pay, missing wages, intimidation, and favoritism.

Many of these drivers also described a physically demanding work environment in which, under strict time constraints, they felt pressured to drive at dangerously high speeds, blow stop signs, skip meal breaks and urinate in bottles on their trucks.

Many of their accounts were supported by text messages, photographs, internal emails, legal filings, and peers.

In response to this story, Amazon said, "While it is impossible to characterize a network of thousands of delivery drivers based on anecdotes, we do recognize small businesses sometimes need more support when scaling fast." The company also said it's working to improve the system through a new program that provides special rates for van maintenance, insurance plans, and other assets. businessinsider.com

People are horrified by an Amazon patent that puts workers in cages
Amazon exec said even 'bad ideas' get submitted

A patent filed in 2016 has come back to haunt Amazon just as it's under major pressure over the way it treats people who work in its warehouses.

The original patent documents depict a cage designed to carry employees around warehouses. The idea is that as warehouses become crowded with robots whizzing around carrying out tasks, it may be safer for humans to navigate these workspaces in an enclosed box.

Their paper describes the design as "an extraordinary illustration of worker alienation, a stark moment in the relationship between humans and machines."

Amazon's senior vice president of operations, Dave Clark, reacted to the furor on Twitter, saying "even bad ideas get submitted for patents." businessinsider.com

More Clues for Amazon HQ2?
Bezos, Amazon board visiting DC, but no headquarters announcement planned

OPINION: Bernie Sanders 'Stop BEZOS' Bill is Picking the Wrong Kind of Fight With Amazon

McDonald's workers in 10 cities will strike over allegations of sexual harassment at the fast-food chain
Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald's workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in 10 cities in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual harassment. Organizers say it will be the first multistate strike in the U.S. specifically targeting sexual harassment.

Plans for the walkout - to start at lunchtime on Sept. 18 - have been approved in recent days by "women's committees" formed by employees at dozens of McDonald's restaurants across the U.S. Lead organizers include several women who filed complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in May alleging pervasive harassment at some of McDonald's franchise restaurants.

Organizers said the strike would target multiple restaurants - but not every local McDonald's - in each of the 10 cities: Chicago; Durham, North Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Los Angeles; Miami; Milwaukee; New Orleans; Orlando, Florida; San Francisco and St. Louis. businessinsider.com

Secretly Tracking Shoppers?
Google and Mastercard Cut a Secret Ad Deal to Track Retail Sales
For the past year, select Google advertisers have had access to a potent new tool to track whether the ads they ran online led to a sale at a physical store in the U.S. That insight came thanks in part to a stockpile of Mastercard transactions that Google paid for.

But most of the two billion Mastercard holders aren't aware of this behind-the-scenes tracking. That's because the companies never told the public about the arrangement.

Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Mastercard Inc. brokered a business partnership during about four years of negotiations, according to four people with knowledge of the deal, three of whom worked on it directly. The alliance gave Google an unprecedented asset for measuring retail spending, part of the search giant's strategy to fortify its primary business against onslaughts from Amazon.com Inc. and others.

But the deal, which has not been previously reported, could raise broader privacy concerns about how much consumer data technology companies like Google quietly absorb. bloomberg.com

Trademark infringers are a growing problem for American fashion brands in China
Pirates demand up to $1M from brands trying to buy their own name

According to Simone, "Chinese consumers all care about the new brands, and that has created a thriving trade in the gray market in fashion. The pirates are looking at all the new brands very early [in their life cycle], focusing on what's been sold [for example] in Bloomingdale's, online, what is advertised on Taobao. They do a quick search and find that a brand registration has not been filed in China and think, 'I'll do it first.'"

The issue of bad-faith registrations isn't a new one for brands, but it certainly has become a very expensive one for firms trying to get back their name.

While pirates in many countries are seeking $30,000 to give back a name, the ask in China is far steeper. "In China, the pirates want $150,000, $200,000 and sometimes 1 million in U.S. dollars. They are willing to wait years to get their price, and in some cases, you can't even get a price from the pirate because they are waiting for a final legal decision. Some brands will decide it's worthwhile to pay up since they are losing money from not being able to sell in China," Simone said. wwd.com

Austin, TX: Texas Governor presented 'Star of Texas' award to Dallas Police Officers; honors those killed or injured in the line of duty
Dallas Police Officer Crystal Almeida was shot at a Lake Highlands Home Depot on April 24 while responding to a call from an off-duty officer who had detained a shoplifting suspect. Her partner and close friend, Officer Rogelio Santander, 27, was also shot, and died a day later. Deputy Chief Avery Moore accepted the award on behalf of Santander. dallasnews.com

Fishkill, NY: Editorial: Two years later, Gap fire answers still needed
Just over two years ago, a fire engulfed one of the massive buildings at The Gap Distribution Center in Fishkill. That building was reduced to rubble, another sustained smoke damage, workers were displaced, and firefighters had to toil to ensure the blaze didn't spread further. Yet, all this time later, the investigation continues, and no one has been arrested, despite a $25,000 reward being offered for information leading to a conviction in this criminal probe. While no one was seriously hurt during the fire, remember that a contractor working on renovations at the site was subsequently killed after a piece of steel beam and tin pierced the cab of an excavator he was operating. That means there is blood on the hands of the person who started the fire, in addition to all the lives that were put in jeopardy, and the substantial amount of damage caused by this act. It's imperative for people to come forward if they have any information. poughkeepsiejournal.com

Self-Identified Witches Protesting 'Starter Witch Kit' Being Sold At Sephora Stores
Perfume brand Pinrose announced it was rolling out a "Starter Witch Kit" for little girls; but witches weren't, and aren't, having any of it. The kit, which was to be sold at Sephora stores and online, was intended to retail for $42. Self-identified witches caught wind of the sale and protested, saying they felt their religion had been slighted; as a result, the kit-maker has now backed down and cancelled the product. entrepreneur.com

Macy's, Inc. to Hire 80,000 Seasonal Colleagues in 2018

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. to Recruit for Over 7,500 Open Positions

All 22 Stater Bros. pharmacies to close; Records sold to CVS

Taco Bueno shutters 16 locations

New York & Co. to change corporate name, grow online presence

Largest Pawn Operator in the Americas expands in Mexico, adds 154 Stores

3 Reasons Dick's Sporting Goods' Run Isn't Over Yet, Despite Q2 Numbers

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Global Report Card Survey Reveals Cybersecurity Program Trends Since 2017
Security Pros Feeling More Confident

In spite of today's volatile security climate, the research shows infosec professionals feel more confident now than in previous years due to a greater investment in automated processes, threat intelligence solutions, and a commitment to company-wide training. When compared to 2017, the percentage of respondents that said their organization should be graded as a C or lower declined. Looking at the grades overall, it's clear that organizations surveyed have refined and improved their security posture.

Additional findings revealed the success behind this year's top cybersecurity programs and grade A security pros include:

Automation: 92 percent of grade A companies said they use automation to simplify time consuming processes. Conversely, D and F companies said their processes are highly manual.

Training: 5 percent more organizations plan to step up security awareness training in the coming year than did last year, and the number that intend to skip training initiatives decreased by half from 2017.

Threat intelligence: 82 percent of security professionals find value in using DNS-based threat intelligence.

Expand to a larger threat infrastructure map: 71 percent of grade A organizations have the ability to expand from one indicator to a larger map of threat infrastructure, but 35 percent of organizations still lack in this area.

Forensic analysis: A and B organizations were more likely to follow-up on clues and evidence and conduct forensic analysis of compromised machines compared to D and F teams.  darkreading.com

Mobile Fraud Around the Globe Soars 24% Year-on-Year; 44% in the U.S.
Mobile fraud rates jumped by nearly a quarter (24%) from 1H 2017 to the first half of this year, with a 150 million recorded attack attempts, according to ThreatMetrix. The firm analyzed 17.6 billion online transactions during the first half of 2018 via its Digital Identity Network, finding that over half (58%) now come via the mobile channel.

This is also reflected in the growing prevalence of fraud - especially in the US, where mobile attacks jumped 44% over the same period. Mobile fraud now represents one third of all attacks stopped by ThreatMetrix, but the channel still represents a more secure way to transact than via desktop, it claimed.

Bot attacks continue to fuel the growth in global fraud, with an "unprecedented" 60% increase in the second quarter of the year: from one billion bot attacks in Q1 to 1.6 billion in Q2.

During the second quarter of 2018, ThreatMetrix claimed to have analyzed 8.3 billion transactions, stopping 151 million attacks in real time. Its latest Q2 2018 Cybercrime Report is out now. infosecurity-magazine.com

DDoS Attacks Increase 40% Year on Year Confirms Corero Networks
20% of Organizations Attacked Again Within 24 hours

The frequency of DDoS attacks have once again risen, this time by 40% year on year, Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS) - a leading provider of real-time DDoS defence solutions, has disclosed in its H1 Trends Report 2018 published today. While frequency has increased, the duration of attacks decreased with 77% lasting ten minutes or less, of which 63% last five minutes or less. Perhaps more concerning is that, having faced one attack, one in five organisations will be targeted again within 24 hours.

To keep up with the growing sophistication and organisation of well-equipped and well-funded threat actors, it is essential that organisations maintain comprehensive visibility and automated mitigation capabilities across their networks, to instantly detect and block any DDoS attacks as they arise. businesswire.com

Google under investigation for tracking users' location without consent
Could be slapped with $10K fine per violation

70% of business had IT disruption in the past year


Toronto, ON: Mall shooting recovery should include security review and more cameras, experts say
In the wake of a shooting that left shoppers frantically scrambling for shelter, Yorkdale Mall general manager Claire Santamaria and her staff have covered a lot of ground in a bid to ensure consumers and store owners feel safe.

The mall, she said, has Toronto Police Service officers on-site year-round and is sticking to its usual routine of regularly reviewing its emergency protocol and security resources - measures security and retail experts say are crucial for shopping centres because they have a lot more at stake than just consumer safety.

University of Toronto real estate professor William Strange said shopping centres stand to lose profits if they can't get a handle on violence.

Though he noted that mall shootings are far from being a "big and distinct" problem in Canada, he said he wouldn't be surprised if Yorkdale and other shopping centres hire extra security guards, put up more cameras and start thinking about the "broken windows" theory.

Following such incidents, he and Strange agreed that malls should beef up security and consider installing additional surveillance cameras to deter potential criminals and catch anyone doing anything illegal. financialpost.com

Security cameras at Yorkdale Mall aide in arrest of shooting suspect
The man accused in connection with a shooting at Yorkdale Mall was caught on one of 600 security cameras that are placed in the interior and exterior of the North York shopping centre, something that the director of the mall said was critical to making an arrest. ctvnews.ca

Calgary woman says she felt racially profiled at a Calgary Co-op
A black woman believes she was racially profiled and followed through a Calgary Co-op by an undercover loss prevention worker while shopping on the weekend. Adora Nwofor, a local comedian and anti-racism activist, told CBC News that when she informed store management about how uncomfortable she felt with a man apparently following her, they did nothing.

She says she was picking out some cheeses she liked when she noticed a young man looking at her. At first, Nwofor says, she thought nothing of it, but when he kept appearing in aisle after aisle - and never acknowledged her - she became suspicious.

Nwofor says she then took out her phone and began filming the young man - believing he was an undercover loss prevention worker - and following him throughout the store. Nwofor says regardless of whether or not the person works for Co-op, she feels the manager did not properly handle a situation where a customer said they were uncomfortable. cbc.ca

Emails impersonating company founder cost Oak and Fort $49,000, suit claims
The retailer is suing Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and TD Bank

Luxury clothing retailer Oak and Fort Corp. is suing the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and the Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) after fraudsters, using a fake email address impersonating the company's founder and CEO, made off with $49,000 routed through accounts with the banks.

With an email address similar to Kang's, the fraudsters attached invoices for "alleged business development and consultancy professional services."

The first totalled $21,667. The next day, the same accounting employee received another invoice for S27,334 for consulting services. Days later, a third invoice arrived for more than $53,000, but the payment was never completed, the lawsuit says. biv.com

Watch: 'Ridiculous' shoving match over cheap corn in Toronto-area store
A video, shot on Sunday, captured a crowd of shoppers wrestling over discounted corn in a No Frills grocery store in Markham, Ont, which is just north of Toronto. An elderly man is even seen being knocked over onto a cardboard store display. In the video, which has been viewed more than 641,000 times on Facebook, some people are even seen stepping into the corn crate to cash in on the deal. According to an online flyer, the store was offering a sale on sweet corn over the Labour Day weekend: 12 ears of corn for $1.68. ctvnews.ca

Leaders in Retail Breakfast Series, Friday, September 14
Jeff Kinnaird, President, Home Depot Canada will speak

Retail Council of Canada is launching its fall 2018 'Leaders in Retail Breakfast Series' this month and on Friday, September 14 the Home Depot Canada's President, Jeff Kinnaird, will be on hand to speak to attendees. The breakfast is open to retail suppliers only. Register here

Canada Store Openings
U.K. Brand Oasis Fashion Expands into Canada with 1st Store
Walmart Canada to open first of Newfoundland supercentres
Untuckit expands into Canada with first Toronto store
Aesop to Open 1st Mall-Based Store in Canada
Calgary Farmers' Market to open second location
The Juice Truck opening up in The Juicery's vacated Main Street space

All Western Canada Mac's Convenience Stores to become Circle K

Calgary's cannabis bylaws 'tougher' to navigate, NewLeaf executive says

Canadian Retailers Lagging Behind U.S. and U.K Counterparts in Innovation: Study

Walmart closes B.C. shop as Fraser Health digs into Legionnaires' disease source

Walmart Canada orders 30 more Tesla semi-trucks as it aims to shed diesel



Toronto, ON: Manager killed while trying to stop Toronto flea market robbery;
16-year-old arrested in the fatal shooting
A flea market manager who was killed while trying to stop an alleged robbery is being remembered as a generous man who cared about his family and those who worked with him. Witnesses say Scavetta, the longtime manager of the market, was killed while trying to stop an alleged robbery, though police have yet to confirm this claim. Witnesses told CTV Toronto they heard a loud noise that brought chaos to the busy market. Police say officers tracked the suspect down in a nearby subdivision, where they arrested a 16-year-old, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. ctvnews.ca

Must-See Video!
Man uses bong to fight off gang of cannabis shop robbers in Ontario

Toronto, ON: Man injured, woman arrested in Gerrard Square mall stabbing

Calgary, AB: Six arrested in connection with string of 7-Eleven store robberies

Vancouver: $350K in wigs for cancer patients stolen at children's hospital

Concord, ON: Three suspects sought in last month's Vaughan Mills mall shooting

Prince George, BC: Trio sentenced to combined 17 years in jail for 7-Eleven robbery

Calgary, AB: Police charge man in Marlborough mall jewelry store theft

Fake $100 bill used to purchase goods from Canadian Tire store

Robberies & Burglaries

Braapshack Powersports - Ennismore, ON - Burglary
C-Store - Niagara Falls, ON - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Kitchener, ON - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Lindsay, ON - Armed Robbery
Cannabis Shop - Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON - Armed Robbery
Eddie Bauer - Hamilton, ON - Robbery
Flea Market - Toronto, ON - Armed Robbery/Man shot & killed
Grocery Store - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

Undisclosed Store - Mississauga, ON - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven (4 stores) - Calgary, AB - Robbery



U.S. Online Retail Sales Pegged to Reach $525 Billion This Year, and Level Off
In its 2018 U.S. Online Retail Forecast, FTI Consulting said it expects U.S. online retail sales to reach $525 billion by the end of the year, which represents a 15.9 percent gain over last year. The firm also said online sales account for 13.2 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. but that the share of total retail sales will begin to level off.

The company also said due to "stronger-than-expected results in 2017," its retail practice unit "now expects U.S. online retail sales to top $660 billion by 2020 and surpass $1 trillion in 2025. This represents a compound annual growth rate of nearly 10 percent over the next decade." But this growth comes at a cost. wwd.com

Hurricane Florence Will Bring Huge Disruption to eCommerce on East Coast
UPS, FedEx, UPS, and other logistics carriers will have to hold or reroute ground shipments, which historically means delays of many days between shipper and recipient, even if both are nowhere near the affected area.

Online merchants should start notifying potentially affected recipients by Wednesday that shipments may be delayed by days due preparations and eventual impact of hurricane Florence.

Sellers that are in the impacted areas should start to think about placing their listings on "vacation hold" by Wednesday. It is unlikely that orders shipped past Wednesday will leave the project impact area.

Because seller reputation and feedback are so important on marketplaces, sellers should monitor any shipments that are going into or through the impacted areas for delays.

eBay already announced they will offer seller protection to sellers impacted by hurricane Florence and Etsy, Amazon, and others will likely follow. However, these seller protections are usually based on a zip-code database obtained from the Federal Government of impacted areas and may not be 100 percent accurate. esellercafe.com

Judge approves sale of Elder-Beerman's ecommerce sites
A tech company could soon relaunch Elder-Beerman's ecommerce website after a federal bankruptcy judge agreed to the purchase agreement for the store's parent company's intellectual property.

Judge Mary F. Walrath signed the $900,000 agreement Monday, awarding Bon-Ton and subsidiaries' websites, social media accounts, 5.6 million email addresses and 24.5 million unique customer records with full names and mailing addresses to CSC Generation, according to federal bankruptcy court records. springfieldnewssun.com




Update: Montgomery County, MD: Police Charge 5 Men in Theft From Chevy Chase Gucci Store inside Saks Fifth Avenue
Up to $30,000 worth of merchandise was stolen in July

Police are still looking for two other individuals that assaulted two Gucci employees during the heist. Officer Rick Goodale said Tuesday it is likely police would charge additional suspects with robbery if they are arrested. On Tuesday, detectives from the 2nd District investigative unit charged the five men with crimes associated with the theft. Two people had assaulted the Gucci employees while five additional suspects entered the store and began stealing merchandise from display cases. The suspects took "pretty much whatever they could grab" at the time of the robbery and then got out of the store, Goodale said. "Purses, belts, socks and other clothing items from the Gucci brand were among the items stolen. They were only in there for maybe about a minute." bethesdamagazine.com

Knoxville, TN: Five women arrested in Walmart shoplifting scheme
Knoxville Police Officers responded to a shoplifting call at a Walmart near Knoxville Center Mall Monday evening. When they were investigating, Walmart loss prevention said five people had been working together and were about to walk out of the store. KPD said the suspects were in possession of a felony amount of merchandise, saying the first suspect left the store and acted as a lookout for the remaining suspects. Once outside, the remaining suspects left their items and tried to run out the emergency exits. KPD apprehended all five. wbir.com

Sandy, UT: Two suspects boldly stealing $5,500 worth of MacBooks from local computer store
The robbery happened at Expercom last week in Sandy. A man allegedly entered the store and asked a couple of questions. Shortly after, he and a female suspect entered the store and asked if a clerk would check for inventory in the back of the store. When the clerk went into the back, the couple allegedly cut security chords to three computers and ran out of the store with them. The computers the suspects stole were a 15-inch MacBook Pro, a 13-inch MacBook Pro and a regular MacBook, the store's manager said. The estimated value of the computers stolen was $5,500. fox13now.com

Tulsa, OK: Suspect arrested in Multiple thefts from Sam's Club
Tulsa police arrested a man suspected of stealing from a store about a half-dozen times. Police said Cameron Whitlock went into two different Sam's Club locations six different times between late August and early September, loaded his cart with one or two TVs, then walked out the door instead of paying at the register. An officer spotted him last night walking near hotels around 11500 E Skelly. The officer knew he had a felony warrant and was suspected in some theft cases. The officer arrested Whitlock for the warrant and for drug possession. Detectives later tacked on six counts of larceny related to the Sam's Club theft, two of which are grand larceny charges. cbs42.com

Enid, OK: Citizen honored by Police for reporting a crime in Progress; $2,400 of Walmart merchandise recovered
Matthew Todd Winbolt was presented a commendation by Enid Police Chief Brian O'Rourke for notifying police about a man pushing two carts of merchandise stolen from Walmart. "There's not too many people who would have taken the initiative to call us," O'Rourke told Winbolt. "He would not have been caught if it was not for you. You did what we like to see citizens do." Winbolt thanked the chief for his commendation, which was framed along with two department challenge coins and an EPD patch. He also received a letter from O'Rourke.  enidnews.com

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Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Cobb County, GA: Teen saves Target associates stabbed by Robber; suspect arrested
Thanks to quick thinking and training with Cobb County police, a 17-year-old was able to save his two Target co-workers who were stabbed by an alleged robber Sunday night. Mario Alexander acted quickly until officers could arrive to the Cobb Parkway store, Cobb County police Sgt. Wayne Delk said.

When Alexander saw one of his his co-workers bleeding profusely from a stab wound in his arm, he used his Target shirt and materials in the store to create a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

Alexander then applied gauze and direct pressure to another co-worker's neck wound. "He continued to check on both of his fellow employees until medical personnel and police officers arrived on scene to take over," Delk said. Authorities later arrested Michael Leon Thornton, 27, on charges of two counts aggravated assault and one count armed robbery. ajc.com

Charlotte, NC: Cellphone store employee shot during armed robbery
Police said an employee at a south Charlotte cell phone store was shot during an attempted armed robbery Tuesday night. Officers said multiple armed suspects tried to rob the South Tryon Wireless and Fashion store on South Tryon Street. Officials said the male employee inside was shot and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said the suspects are still on the loose but haven't released a description. wsoctv.com

Oakdale, CA: Saddles Stolen in Smash-and-Grab
Sometime over the weekend, a person or people used rocks to smash the windows at Diamond K Saddlery in Oakdale, walking away with thousands of dollars worth of horse saddles. The crime has many upset in the town that calls itself the "Cowboy Capital of the World." The thief or thieves grabbed the saddles that were right next to the windows, meaning they never set off the alarm because they never had to go inside. fox40.com

UK: London: Police arrested Acid attack trio responsible for 19 robberies across north and east London

Sentencings, Indictments & Charges

Update: Gwinnett County, GA: Grand jury indicts boyfriend of murdered woman found in vacant space in the Gwinnett Place Mall food court

Wichita, KS: Man sentenced to 32 Months for embezzling $500k from Pawnshop

2 robbers in SoCal Jewelry theft crew each sentenced to up to 22 years in prison

Westchester, IL: TJ Maxx $17,000 Identity Theft Scheme Gets Man 14 Years

Wentzville, MO: Gun store Burglar gets 5+ years in Federal Prison


Burger King - Greenville, SC - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Las Vegas, NV - Robbery
C-Store - Baltimore, MD - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Ventura, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Nanakuli, HI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Marion, IN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Pineville, LA - Burglary
C-Store - Mesa, AZ - Robbery
Cellphone Store - Charlotte, NC - Armed Robbery/Employee shot
Computer Store - Sandy, UT - Robbery
CVS - Greenbrae, CA - Armed Robbery
CVS - Akron, OH - Armed Robbery
CVS - Birmingham, AL - Robbery
Dollar Store - West Helena, AR - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Wernersville, PA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Indianapolis, IN - Robbery/ Assault
GameStop - Las Cruces, NM - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Madison, WI - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Appleton, WI - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Port Hueneme, CA - Robbery
Pawn Shop - Blackshear, GA - Burglary
Record Store - Sacramento, CA - Armed Robbery
Speedway - Vandalia, OH - Robbery
Target - Cobb County, GA - Armed Robbery
Tobacco Store - Clay County, AL - Burglary
Walgreens - Greenville, SC - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Brick, NJ - Robbery


Daily Totals:
24 robberies
3 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings




None to report.

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