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Amazon Americas LP/Security Team held a workplace incident management training from Dr. Barton, a law enforcement presentation from Scottsdale PD on active shooter, Dave Thompson from W-Z, diversity training and more.

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Brian Bazer to Develop LP Program for B&H Photo
45-Year-Old Retailer Selects Industry Expert to be First Loss Prevention Hire

B&H Photo, the largest nonchain electronics retailer in the nation, selected Brian Bazer as its first loss prevention hire. Brian will be reporting to the CEO and responsible for assessing, developing and implementing a loss prevention strategy for the company. B&H Photo's flag ship location in Manhattan receives over 5,000 visitors per day.

Brian has over thirty years of retail experience in various retail industries (Electronics, Apparel, Discount, Furniture, After Market Automotive) and across multiple areas of the business (Loss Prevention, Human Resources, Operation, Field Leadership) and was previously the Vice President of Enterprise Asset Protection and Safety for Ascena Retail Group. Additional roles have included, Vice President of Asset Protection and Risk Management for Advance Auto Parts and various leadership roles within Best Buy.

Brian is also the Chairperson for the Loss Prevention Research Council Board of Advisors, a lifetime member of the Loss Prevention Foundation and has served on the NRF Loss Prevention Leadership Council and the RILA Loss Prevention Advisory Council.

Rui Rodrigues, B.A, LPC promoted to Divisional Vice President, Loss Prevention & Risk Management for Holt Renfrew
Prior to his promotion, Rui was National Director, Loss Prevention & Risk Management for Holt Renfrew, a position he held for a year and a half. Before that, he served roles with several other retailers, including National Director of Loss Prevention for Staples for nearly six years and Senior National Manager of Loss Prevention for Best Buy Canada for six years. Rui also held positions with Shoppers Drug Mart and Hudson's Bay Company. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Crime and Deviance from the University of Toronto Mississauga. Congratulations, Rui!

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The NRF LP Effort & Value - Protect 2018

Bob Moraca, Vice President of Loss Prevention, NRF, provides an update on the National Retail Federation's latest LP/AP efforts - from the NRF LP Council to research studies and preparedness guides to the evolution of the NRF PROTECT conference, the largest retail and restaurant LP event in North America.

Scott McBride, Vice President of Loss Prevention, American Eagle Outfitters, talks about the work and value of the NRF LP Council, as current Vice Chair and long-term member of the group. With 7 different committees involving 75 senior retail LP/AP executives representing over 40 different retailers from a variety of sectors, learn why you and your retailer should get involved.

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Joan Sparks - Tyco Retail Solutions - Quick Take 4

Joan Sparks, tells us about the Sensormatic Global Shrink Index - a new study on retail shrink commissioned by Tyco Retail Solutions that surveyed 1,200 retail decision makers across four regions, 14 countries and 13 retail segments. Then Joan takes on the "Lightning Round".


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ECR Community - Efficient Consumer Response
ECR Sell More, Waste Less Group To Launch Food Waste Prevention Challenge

ECR Community's Sell More, Waste Less group is to launch a new programme to assist retailers and producers with tackling food waste, at its next working group meeting in Lisbon on 23 and 24 October.

The '2019 Retail Food Waste Prevention Innovation Challenge' will build on the successful 2018 ECR Retail Loss Challenge and will seek out new ways of thinking and technology ideas that can help tackle retailers' most pressing food waste prevention problems.

The focus of the search will be to find entrepreneurs and innovators that are free from the structures of the existing retailer paradigms, which could contribute ideas for food waste prevention.

The launch of the initiative will be one of five sessions to take place during the working group meeting on 24 October, which will be attended by retailers, suppliers and academics, It will be hosted by Portuguese retailer Sonae, which will host an introductory conference and store visit programme on the preceding day (23 October).

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The full itinerary can be found here. The event is free to attend for retailers and manufacturers. To register, click here.

Amazon Investigates Employees Leaking Data for Bribes
Employees, through intermediaries, are offering internal data to help merchants increase their sales on the website.

Amazon.com is investigating suspected data leaks and bribes of its employees as it fights to root out fake reviews and other seller scams from its website.

Employees of Amazon, primarily with the aid of intermediaries, are offering internal data and other confidential information that can give an edge to independent merchants selling their products on the site, according to sellers who have been offered and purchased the data, as well as brokers who provide it and people familiar with internal investigations.

The practice, which violates company policy, is particularly pronounced in China, according to some of these people, because the number of sellers there is skyrocketing. As well, Amazon employees in China have relatively small salaries, which might embolden them to take risks.

In exchange for payments ranging from about $80 to more than $2,000, brokers for Amazon employees in Shenzhen are offering internal sales metrics and reviewers' email addresses, as well as a service to delete negative reviews and restore banned Amazon accounts, the people said. Story continued on page two.

Hacking Company's Laptop of Remote Workers?
At Stake in Lawsuit: What Can Bosses Access on Your Personal Devices?

Case will examine gray area that is expected to spawn more legal battles as employees increasingly use personal devices for work.

A new lawsuit in New York is highlighting the thorny legal issues concerning the degree to which employers can snoop through their employees' electronic devices.

Paul Iacovacci, an ex-managing director at Brevet Capital Management LLC, sued his former employer last week, accusing the New York investment firm of accessing his home computer to read his personal emails and steal data stored on personal hard drives. Mr. Iacovacci alleges the activity violated federal antihacking laws.

A spokeswoman for Brevet denied the company hacked into Mr. Iacovacci's computer, saying the computer was Brevet's property because the company purchased it.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, raises novel questions about what constitutes a work device, a gray area that's expected to spawn more legal battles as employees increasingly use personal devices for work purposes.

The case could also test the boundaries of how much authorization employers have to view the contents of personal devices while they are plugged into work devices.

Brevet's employee handbook said the company reserves the right to read, access or monitor all electronic documents stored or processed on Brevet's computers, including "documents and messages which don't directly relate to Brevet's business." Mr. Iacovacci acknowledged his receipt of the handbook every year, the company said.

The company alleged he was stealing confidential materials to start a competing business. wsj.com

The Privacy Fight For Digital Data Warrants Is Just Starting
Lower courts are already grappling with the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling in U.S. v. Carpenter telling authorities to get a warrant for cellphone location data, which privacy lawyers say is just the tip of the iceberg as disputes loom about other types of digital data that can reveal intimate details about someone's life.

Two cases pending at the highest state courts in Massachusetts and Maine raise the question of whether the Fourth Amendment protections the high court in June granted to data that traced convicted bank robber Timothy Carpenter's past movements through his cellphone apply to tracking someone's movements in real time.

And despite the high court's insistence that its split decision was "a narrow one," privacy advocates and ex-prosecutors say it won't be a stretch to see lower courts try to apply the Carpenter ruling's logic to other sensitive data sets like online browsing history that both are indispensable to investigators and spawn privacy concerns. law360.com

Can Barnes & Noble be saved?
Revolving Door of CEOs Plaguing Turnaround Efforts

The intensifying struggles of the last remaining national U.S. bookstore chain indicate a hard truth: big-box book selling may be over.

A revolving door of CEOs and failed attempts to boost stores with restaurants have plagued the retailer's turnaround efforts. Some say that's because there's no place left for big-box book retailing.

Over the last five years, four first-time CEOs have walked in - and quickly out - of the chief executive role. Just this summer, the company's most recent CEO, Demos Parneros, was fired for violating the company's conduct code, a claim that he vehemently refuted in a lawsuit recently filed against the company on grounds of defamation and breach of contract. While Parneros' attorney declined to comment for this story, the lawsuit paints a picture of a "financially troubled business" led by an "erratic" founder who plotted his and other former executives' oustings.

But in the eyes of Leonard Riggio, chairman and modern founder of the business (he bought it in the 1970s), the lawsuit is "nothing but a smokescreen in an attempt to extort money from the company," he said in an earnings call earlier this month, pivoting toward his optimism for Barnes & Noble's future. "We have finally stopped the bleeding with respect to our comparable sales decreases and we believe we've developed strong momentum going in a positive direction." retaildive.com

Luxury Sector Streamlines Worldwide
Chanel shutters US HQ

Chanel is taking further steps to streamline its operations, shuttering its U.S. headquarters and consolidating its top offices in London, Business of Fashion reports. "The majority of our global corporate functions are based in London," the company said in June in a rare annual report. The privately held luxury company took the unusual step of publishing that report, detailing its finances and branding position and outlining its goals. Sales last year rose 11% to $9.6 billion.

Chanel's moves come as other major players in the luxury sector have streamlined operations. Coach last year rebranded as Tapestry, in an effort to return to its upscale branding and price points; Burberry announced a brand "sharpening"; LVMH has shaken its leadership suite and is amplifying Dior to fortify its own luxury position; and in January Kering shed sneaker label Puma to focus on luxury sales. retaildive.com

How Self-Reflection Can Help Leaders Stay Motivated
Research suggests that when followers struggle with emotional issues, they approach their leader more often than their coworkers, thinking that it is the leader's job to help them cope with emotional distress at work. When compounded with getting work done, management of followers' emotions can exhaust leaders' own energy, leaving them depleted and unengaged at work. No wonder that survey data suggest that the majority of leaders are exhausted and unengaged at work.

In a study forthcoming in Journal of Applied Psychology, we draw from positive psychology research to develop and test a short daily intervention that helps leaders remain energized throughout the day at work.

The intervention is simple. Leaders take a few minutes in the morning to think and write about three things that they like about themselves and that make them a "good leader."

We found that on days when leaders took a few minutes in the morning to reflect and write about aspects of themselves that make them good leaders, they subsequently felt less depleted and more engaged, and they reported having a positive impact on their followers. These effects lasted until the evening, suggesting that leaders felt more positive at home too on intervention days

Those aspiring to leadership positions should recognize that leadership can be demanding and exhausting. Such self-awareness may motivate leaders to engage in activities that protect their energy at work. Second, taking a few minutes in the morning to think and write about aspects of oneself that make one a good leader is likely to energize leaders and to make them more influential at work. hbr.org

Nike Says 'People of Color' Coupons Being Circulated are Fake
Coupons Feature Colin Kaepernick's face

Amazon to open fourth checkout-free store, in Chicago this time

G4S Launches Security Risk Management Model To Aid Businesses In Mitigating Risks

New York & Company to Change Name to RTW Retailwinds

Bankrupt retailer Claire's says time's up for alternative reorg plan

Sears Delayed Second Quarter Earnings Reaffirms Its Zombie Retailer Status

'Brief but Possibly Dramatic' Fuel Spikes Anticipated Due to Hurricane Florence

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How a Cyber Attack Could Cause the Next Financial Crisis
The next crisis might not come from a financial shock at all. The more likely culprit: a cyber attack that causes disruptions to financial services capabilities, especially payments systems, around the world.
Criminals have always sought ways to infiltrate financial technology systems. Now, the financial system faces the added risk of becoming collateral damage in a wider attack on critical national infrastructure. Such an attack could shake confidence in the global financial services system, causing banks, businesses and consumers to be stymied, confused or panicked, which in turn could have a major negative impact on economic activity.

Cybercrime alone costs nations more than $1 trillion globally, far more than the record $300 billion of damage due to natural disasters in 2017, according to a recent analysis our firm performed. We ranked cyber attacks as the biggest threat facing the business world today - ahead of terrorism, asset bubbles, and other risks.  hbr.org

Dem introduces bill to create federal cybersecurity apprenticeship program
Creates Apprenticeships For Businesses & Government Jobs

Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) on Thursday unveiled legislation to create a Department of Labor grant program for apprenticeships in cybersecurity.

The bipartisan bill, known as the "Cyber Ready Workforce Act," would establish grants to help create, implement and expand registered apprenticeship programs for cybersecurity.

Under the bill, the programs would be required to offer certain cybersecurity certifications and help connect participants with local businesses or other entities for apprenticeships in hopes to boost the number of qualified workers for federal cyber jobs.

"I'm committed to ensuring that businesses and government have the skilled people and critical tools they need to enhance our nation's cybersecurity infrastructure, help industry thrive, and strengthen our national security." msn.com

Nearly 25% of Corporate Data Breaches Get Employees Fired in Meta
From CEOs to Lower Level Employees, No One is Safe

When a data breach strikes, the damage can reach further than a business's finances, reputation, and customer privacy. A breach can also severely impact the careers of individuals at the company involved. According to a new report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, almost (25%) data breaches in Middle East, Turkey and Africa the past year have led to people losing their jobs.

A data breach in a company can be a life-changing experience for both its customers and employees, according to the recent report from B2B International and Kaspersky Lab 'From data boom to data doom: the risks and rewards of protecting personal data'. The study shows that 45% of businesses in META had at least one data breach in the last year. As for the staff involved, they don't always - not even C-level - get to keep their jobs afterwards.

The range of employees laid off after a data breach demonstrates that the incident can affect anyone, and 2017 alone saw a wide variety of people fired as a result of data breaches: from CEOs to a regular employees exposing the company customer data. albawaba.com

Internet companies push for national privacy law
The Internet Association, which represents more than 40 companies, including Facebook, Alphabet, Microsoft and Twitter, came out Tuesday in favor "an economy-wide, national approach to regulation that protects the privacy of all Americans" rather than adhere to a bundle of individual state laws like the recently passed California Consumer Privacy Act.

The group seeks "meaningful controls over how personal information they provide" and supports the rights of consumers to delete information as well as data portability. scmagazine.com

IT Risk Management Is Evolving: Are You On Board?
IT risk management is a mature topic, but it continues to evolve with technology. As rules-based systems are supplemented with self-learning systems, IT departments, risks managers and business leaders need to update their thinking.

Beware of biased data
The danger is that the color-coded dashboards that reflect traditional KPIs aren't enough to alert IT organizations to other risks. For example, system performance may be fine, but the underlying data is biased or perhaps an algorithm has been corrupted.

After all, biased AI is the direct result of biased data. Even though there is growing general awareness of the potential for biased data, that factor may not yet be an integral part of an IT risk management strategy.

Overall system complexity rises
Every time new technologies, products, services and solutions are added, the overall IT infrastructure becomes more complex. As the infrastructure complexity evolves, so must IT risk strategies and the associated metrics.

Trust is important
You may be deploying AI, but can you trust it? In traditional IT, trust has primarily hinged on whether the system performed as expected, was safe, accessible and secure. All of those things apply to AI systems, but can you trust their analysis, conclusions, and decisions? informationweek.com

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Security Teams
It's All About the People - Just Like Every Other Team Sport

Security requires smart people, processes, and technology. Too often, the "people" portion of the PPT equation is neglected.

1. They Invest in Intelligence, Not Security Silver Bullets
Security technologies are a means to an end. Despite heavy investment, companies often find out about security incidents months after they happen and then scramble to close the hole after data has been exfiltrated.

2. They Understand What Needs Protecting
Attackers have an end goal in mind when aiming at a company. Successful teams adopt an attacker mindset to understand how each and every device, server, and piece of technology relates to this end goal - and how each puts their organizations at risk if compromised.

3. They Recognize That Alerts Don't Tell the Whole Story
The most effective security teams almost never "respond to security alerts." Instead, they use them as another data point in the risk assessment that defines their priorities.

4. They Understand No Amount of AI Replaces Human Intuition
Replacing security teams with artificial intelligence and machine learning may be one of the most overhyped - and dangerous - trends in our industry.

5. They Learn from Yesterday to Protect Against Tomorrow
The best teams learn from past attacks to better protect themselves in the future. Although attackers will improve their malware and tools, their strategies remain largely the same. The most mature security teams don't just look for malware - they look for behaviors that are anomalous and don't belong.

6. They View Security as a Team Sport
According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there will be a global shortfall of 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs by 2021. Security teams need to create the next generation of professionals. The most successful teams do this by creating processes that guarantee repeatable results. The best teams have repeatable playbooks that can be used by anyone on the team - and have mechanisms for preserving, sharing, and applying institutional knowledge into their technology stack

7. They Continually Sharpen the Saw
The best teams continually improve the security apparatus by testing for vulnerabilities and documenting the knowledge they generate about their organization. This information is fed to the security teams so they can identify and secure the vulnerabilities in the network infrastructure. This culture of collective responsibility keeps the entire team focused on the broader goal.

Security requires a combination of investment in people, processes, and technology. Too often, the "people" portion of the PPT equation is neglected. darkreading.com

U.S. Congress: Bill for Financial Services Breach Notification Passed



Labor Day rakes in $2 billion in online sales
1st Ever Day Outside of Holiday Season to Top $2B

E-Gift Card Fraud: The Gift That Keeps on Taking
As merchants prepare for the holiday season, they need to account for an increased level of attacks across all digital and card-not-present transactions. At the forefront of this initiative is a company's protection of e-gift cards. Without protection, the issuing and support of e-gift cards can result in a loss of merchandise, unwanted chargebacks, as well as the potential loss of brand loyalty from customers.

To prepare a merchant's fraud strategy it is important to understand how fraudsters think and the tactics they will use to exploit a merchant's e-gift card program. Outlined below are seven of the most common fraud tactics used to compromise e-gift cards:

Chargeback and Resell. This is the most common type of e-gift card fraud. Fraudsters use stolen credit cards to buy dozens or even hundreds of e-gift cards. They then sell the fraudulently-obtained e-gift cards on secondary marketplaces for immediate cash. With a redemption rate of 80 cents on the dollar, a fraudster can turn one hundred $100 e-gift cards into $8,000 in just a few minutes.

Account Takeover (ATO). Fraudsters hack or steal a consumer's credentials to take over the account and buy as many e-gift cards as possible. This is especially lucrative if auto-load is enabled on the account. They then resell the e-gift cards on secondary marketplaces for cash.

Card Testing. Fraudsters will often test stolen credit cards that they just purchased on the Dark Web to see if they'll work. Buying a $5 e-gift card makes this testing relatively inexpensive, leaving a big balance that the fraudster can use on other stolen goods.

Race Condition. This vulnerability is not uncommon for websites with balances, vouchers or other limited resources (mostly money). It takes advantage of the fact that browsers temporarily cache data during web transactions, for example, as money is transferred from one account to another. One security expert was able to initiate simultaneous $5 transfers from one card to a second card using multiple browsers, confusing the system and in effect doubling the amount in the account.

Brute Force. A security professional received a gift voucher that required activation on a web page. As he entered the validation code numbers, he noticed the web page was issuing a "Good" or "Bad" confirmation as each number of the code was entered. He quickly realized that the action had no limitations and could be repeated any number of times, effectively allowing any attacker to swiftly guess activation codes without having to steal user credentials. This is a rather elementary example of how weak back-end security processes can lead to fraud losses.

Multiple Account Creation. To confuse fraud prevention and tracking systems, fraudsters will create hundreds of accounts using synthetic or stolen identities. This makes it easier for them to buy large quantities of e-gift cards without being detected.

Device/Carrier Switching. 60% of overall fraud originates on mobile devices. That's because fraudsters are able to defeat simple ad-hoc antifraud tools like Device Detection by hopping across multiple mobile devices, carriers and ISPs. They can appear to be many different consumers instead of a single fraudster. cardnotpresent.com

One and done: Consumers' low tolerance for friction in payments



Australia: Update: Woman Organized 'Mules' to steal $143,000 of Baby Formula; heading to court
The alleged queenpin of a baby formula theft syndicate faced a Sydney court today after being charged with coordinating the theft of more than 4000 tins of powdered milk. Detectives believe they have smashed a sophisticated criminal syndicate after seizing more than 4,000 tins of baby formula allegedly stolen from Sydney stores. The formula, allegedly stolen from Coles and Woolworths supermarkets as well as Chemist Warehouse outlets across the city, was seized along with more than $200,000 cash. About $125,000 of that money was allegedly found inside a sleeping bag at a home in Sydney's north-west. Lie Ke appeared in Burwood Local Court on Monday accused of being the ringleader of the syndicate.

The 49-year-old is accused of organizing a criminal gang to steal baby formula and other goods from retail shelves and sell them on at inflated prices. Ke was arrested last month in an operation run by the State Crime Command's Robbery and Serious Crime Squad. dailymail.co.uk

Knoxville, TN: Woman listed in RICO Indictment, Arrested with several others for Shoplifting
Knoxville Police says a shoplifting call led to multiple arrests, including suspect wanted on Racketeering Charges from Hamilton County. Police were called September 10th around 9:30 p.m to Walmart on Kinzel Way. The Walmart loss prevention told police that he had 5 other shoplifters that were "operating together" and they were about to leave the store. Police say they found them in possession of a "felony amount of merchandise."

Dimesha Kirk, of Chattanooga, is facing several charges including, Burglary, Evading Arrest, Criminal Trespassing, Fugitive from Justice (Hamilton Co, TN), and Fugitive from Justice (Bartow Co, GA).
Back in April, Chattanooga Police arrested Kirk on the RICO charges. Police say Kirk was facing outstanding charges of Racketeering Enterprise, Racketeering Conspiracy and Shoplifting from Bartow Co, Georgia. wdef.com

Mount Pleasant, WI: Women try, fail to steal $4,000 worth of clothing from Kohl's
Three women are facing felony charges for retail theft after allegedly attempting to steal upwards of $4,000 worth of clothing items from Kohl's department store on Friday, according to the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Two of them allegedly resisted arrest and face an additional charge for that. journaltimes.com

Portage County, OH: Sunglass Hut thief charged with Felony
Aaron R. Smalley, 51, of Cleveland Heights. Theft (more than $1,000 in merchandise from Sunglass Hut, Brooks Brothers and Francesca's), a fifth-degree felony, and receiving stolen property (less than $1,000 in merchandise from Sunglass Hut, Brooks Brothers and Francesca's), a first-degree misdemeanor. record-courier.com

Palm Coast, FL: Home Depot Chainsaw thief crashes car while fleeing
A man has been arrested after he stole over $1,000 worth of products from a Home Depot in Palm Coast, crashed his car and fled, officials from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said. Jonathan DeMartino was arrested Saturday and charged with shoplifting, leaving a crash with injuries and drug-related charges. He has been in and out of the Flagler County Jail four times since 2017. Deputies said they were called to the Home Depot at 10 Garden St. on reports of a larceny shoplifter. A customer told the on-duty manager that they saw a man run out of the garden section with a cart full of merchandise, which included two chainsaws, a power washer and cutting blades. The total cost of the items is $1,096.  clickorlando.com

Wichita Falls, TX: 3 women arrested after allegedly stealing $960 from Carter's, Burlington stores
Three Wichita Falls women were arrested after they allegedly stole quite a bit of merchandise from two retail stores. Erica Burton, 24, Jasmine Lewis, 24, and Patricia Russell, 22, are charged with one count each of engaging in organized criminal activity. Police searched the vehicle and found several items of clothing with tags still on them plus items in a red Burlington store basket. texomashomepage.com

Update: Concord, NH: Member of Ukrainian Crime Ring gets 16 months
The Ukrainian man caught buying electronics in New Hampshire with gift cards obtained through the fraudulent actions of a criminal organization based in Russia was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in prison. Yuriy Khalabuda, 37, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Joseph DiClerico in the federal court in Concord to be sentenced on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to court records, the international syndicate Khalabuda worked for ripped off people in California, Arizona, and Florida for more than $200,000.  nashuatelegraph.com

Newtown Township, PA: Police looking for 3 suspects in $5,000 theft of clothing and medications from Acme Market

Albuquerque, NM: Police arrested woman after Crime Stopper tips pay off in repeated Ulta Beauty thefts

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Shootings, Assault & Deaths

6 Killed in Weekend Violence

Dewitt, NY: Suspect in Chili's homicide was ex-employee; 2 employees shot & killed during Robbery
The suspect accused of shooting and killing two Chili's employees Saturday morning was an ex-employee. DeWitt Police said officers went to the restaurant by ShoppingTown Mall at 1:04 a.m. Saturday where they found one employee dead. A second employee was taken to a local hospital, where he died. The suspect, William Wood, Jr., 32, was arrested around 1 a.m. today in Fulton, said DeWitt police spokesman Capt. Chase Bilodeau. DeWitt and New York State Police arrested him without incident. Wood worked at the restaurant until about a year ago, Bilodeau said, and Wood knew both victims. He would not say whether robbery was the sole motive. He would not say how many gunshots were fired. The suspect apparently robbed the store of cash, though Bilodeau would not say of how much.

Steven Pilant, an investigator who works for Chili's parent company, Brinker International, was at the restaurant Sunday mid-morning. A Chili's spokesperson, in a statement, expressed condolences for the families of the victims. "We are deeply saddened by this tragic situation and the loss of two of our Team Members. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement officials who were quick to respond. During this difficult time, our focus is doing everything we can to support the families affected and our ChiliHeads at the DeWitt restaurant," a spokesperson said. syracuse.com

Houston, TX: Security Guard shoots, kills man who attempted to rob Whataburger
A man who attempted to rob a Whataburger early Saturday morning was shot and killed by a security guard, police say. The incident happened in southwest Houston at Braesridge Drive and W Bellfort Blvd. Witnesses say the man walked inside of the Whataburger and started shooting. Police believe he was trying to rob the fast food restaurant because he confronted employees and attempted to get behind the counter. A security guard was in the back of the restaurant and saw the man walk inside. The guard pulled out his gun and shot at the suspect when the suspect started shooting inside of the burger chain. According to police, the suspect was hit twice. The suspect attempted to flee the scene, but he collapsed in the parking lot and died. khou.com

Ankeny, IA: Gas Station Armed Robber shot & killed by Police
An armed robber at a Hy-Vee gas station store pointed a gun at Ankeny Police Officers before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said Saturday. The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. after officers were sent to the Hy-Vee gas station on Southwest Oralabor Road for reports of a robbery in progress. A responding officer found the suspect near Kum & Go on White Birch. The suspect drew his handgun and pointed it at the officer, police said. The officer discharged his firearm, striking and killing the robber. kcrg.com

Kalamazoo, MI: Suspect in fatal Liquor Store shooting in custody
A suspect is in custody following a shooting at J & B Discount Liquor store in Kalamazoo early Saturday morning. The investigation led to Wyoming where a SWAT team extracted a man from a home there just a few hours ago and took him into custody. woodtv.com

Tacoma, WA: Man accidentally shoots himself in Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant
A 22-year-old man was hospitalized after he accidentally shot himself in a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in Tacoma. The shooting happened about 5:20 p.m. in the restaurant on Tacoma Mall Blvd. Tacoma police said the man shot himself in the leg and no one else in the restaurant was wounded. The man had a concealed-carry permit so he was carrying the gun legally, police said. The only recourse the restaurant may have is a civil suit. komonews.com

Richland, WA: Update: Video shows WinCo shooter firing point blank at a random shopper - and her miraculous escape
For 30 minutes Jenna Kline goes about her grocery shopping, filling her cart at the Richland WinCo. She doesn't seem to notice the man dressed in camo shorts and a black T-shirt as she passes him a couple of times, the store's surveillance video shows. He wandered into the store about 15 minutes after she did, walking around without a shopping cart or anything in his hands and stopping just once in the liquor section. It's about 7:30 p.m. on a Monday night and dozens of other men, women and kids are inside the big warehouse-style grocery store. After a few minutes, Matthew D. McQuin leaves without buying anything. He pauses in front the store, then walks back inside seconds later, store video shows. This time, he follows Kline when she crosses his path with her cart.

The footage is among more than 60 store video clips from the evening of July 30 that are part of the Richland Police Department investigation into the shooting. The clips were released under the Washington Public Records Act. McQuin, 45, is due back in court next week after a nearly two-month delay while a state psychologist evaluated his competency to stand trial. tri-cityherald.com

Fairfield, AL: Homicide: Customer gunned down at Citgo on Sunday night

Tacoma, WA: Two men shot & wounded outside Recreational Marijuana Store

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Philadelphia, PA: FBI investigating serial armed robberies in Philly and Cheltenham; Rite Aid, Family Dollar, Metro PCS, Pizza Hut, Little Caesar's
The FBI is now involved in the investigation into nine recent armed robberies at businesses in Philadelphia and Cheltenham Township. Authorities say in the last four weeks, two armed men seen in these surveillance images have walked in, pointed a gun and demanded money. Most of the hold-ups have happened at Rite Aid locations, including one today at the store on West Cheltenham Avenue in Elkins Park. Family Dollar stores, Metro P-C-S, Pizza Hut and Little Caesar's in both Philadelphia and Cheltenham Township have also been targets. 6abc.com

Rosemont, IL: Chicago-area Police Sergeant charged in gas station heists
Rosemont Police Sgt. Edward J. Karas and Wright W. O'Laughlin of Chicago have been charged with armed robbery. The men were arrested Thursday after they were spotted in a vehicle similar to the one used by the suspects in a robbery the day before at a Park Ridge gas station, and police saw that they looked similar to the suspects. Police say O'Laughlin robbed the store at gunpoint while Karas drove the "getaway" vehicle. thestate.com

The Villages, FL: 79-year-old woman tracked down for Lego theft from Target
A Loss Prevention officer spotted the woman walking out of the store at about 3:30 p.m. Sept. 5 carrying a Lego set for which she had not paid, the Lego set was priced at $159.99. She carried the Lego set to a car and left the parking lot, but a store employee was able to get the vehicle's license plate number before she drove away. Police were able to locate Emma Jane Seymore of Wildwood who was shown a surveillance image from Target. "Oh, that's a good picture of me," she said when shown the surveillance image. Seymore said she no longer had the Lego set, as she had given it to a little boy she had seen during her drive home. She was issued a notice to appear on a charge of retail theft on Sept. 26 in Lake County Court. villages-news.com

Salt Lake City, UT: Police seek suspect who escaped on scooter after store robbery

Columbia, MO: Best Buy evacuated, Police K9 and Explosive Team clear building after bomb threat

UK: Oxford, England: 5 Masked men steal over $100k of jewelry from Pandora


Brooklyn, NY: Fire Burning Through King's Plaza Parking Garage
Multiple cars are on fire on two levels of a parking garage in Brooklyn. Plumes of smoke were seen coming from the King's Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday. cbslocal.com



Adult Store - Lexington, KY - Robbery
C-Store - Shreveport, LA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Pueblo, CO - Burglary
C-Store - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery (Kum & Go)
C-Store - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery (Quik Trip)
C-Store - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Murfreesboro, TN - Robbery
Circle K - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
CVS - Red Oak, TX - Armed Robbery
CVS - Wilson Borough, PA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Owasso, OK - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Florence, NC - Burglary
Gas Station - Park Ridge, IL - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Norridge, IL - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Portland, OR - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Harrison Township, OH - Robbery
Gas Station - Ankeny, IA - Armed Robbery / Suspect killed by Police
Grocery - Salt Lake City, UT - Robbery
Liquor Store - West Hartford, CT - Burglary
Liquor Store - Kettering, OH - Burglary
Metro PCS - Clarksville, TN - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - DeWitt, NY - Armed Robbery /Homicide-2 killed
Restaurant - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Knoxville, TN - Burglary
Verizon - San Marcos, CA - Robbery
Walgreens - Chico, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - New Castle, DE - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Pearl River, NY - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
23 robberies
5 burglaries
2 shootings
3 killings





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