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Jean Ann Schutte named Director, Retail Sales US East for Tyco Retail Solutions
Jean was previously the Director, Retail Sales US West and Canada for Tyco Retail Solutions/Johnson Controls Retail Solutions Group before taking this new role. She's been with the company for over two years. Prior, she held different positions for Checkpoint Systems including Director of Sales - North America, Sr. Director of Sales, NA, North America Region Director and Sales Director. Congratulations. Jean!

Chad Matheny promoted to Senior Manager Asset Protection - Facilities/ORC for Luxottica
Chad was previously the Regional Manager of Asset Protection for the retailer. During his over thirteen years working at Luxottica, Chad was a Regional Manager of AP for over nine years, and Senior Regional Manager of AP for over three years. He was also an Area LP Manager for Pep Boys and a District Security Director for Macy's. Chad earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Corrections from University of Delaware. Congratulations, Chad!

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LPRC 2018 Impact Conference Delivers Research-Based Studies to Over 400 LP Leaders & Solutions Providers

Over 400 LP/LP senior leaders and solution providers converged today at the University of Florida for Loss Prevention Research Council's IMPACT Conference - the only academic-based retail LP/AP conference.

During the keynote session on smart policing and evidence-based law enforcement, Joseph Dowling, Deputy Chief of New York Police Department, noted that shoplifting in NYC is up but NYPD's best cases come from the retailers. Dowling said the retail LP departments are excellent and really helping law enforcement.

In another session, Dr. Read Hayes, Director of the LPRC, explained how practical research, rooted in rigorous scientific research methods, will help your team succeed. The LPRC research team also discussed their 2018 research agenda.

With working groups and action teams staffed with some of the industry's best and brightest, the LPRC is working on impacting, reducing and eliminating violent crime, ORC, and overall loss.

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Read Hayes, Director of LPRC, with Brian Bazer, LPRC
Board of Advisors Chair
  400+ industry execs - the largest group ever - in attendance for the 2018 LPRC IMPACT Conference


The Tyco Retail Solutions Sensormatic Team   (Left) Cita Doyle from InstaKey & Kris Vece from Protos
(Right) LPRC MC Steve Longo from CAP Index

Dr. Renee Mitchell, President of American Society of Evidence-Based Policing during the keynote session   Read Hayes discussed how a scientific approach will result in an enterprise selling more and losing less

Amazon announces $15 minimum wage for all US employees
Applies to Whole Foods and all other subsidiary employees

Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all US employees. The change takes effect November 1 and applies to full-time, part-time and temporary workers. Amazon (AMZN) says the $15 minimum wage will benefit more than 250,000 Amazon employees, plus 100,000 seasonal workers. The change applies to Whole Foods and all other subsidiary employees.

"We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO. "We're excited about this change and encourage our competitors and other large employers to join us."

Amazon also said its public policy team will begin lobbying for an increase in the federal minimum wage, which has been $7.25 an hour since 2009. cnn.com

Commentary: Amazon wage hike driven by political, economic imperatives
Amazon's decision to raise its minimum U.S. wage to $15 an hour is both a politically savvy move and a change made out of economic necessity. It also comes at a time when Amazon's profitability is improving, so the company is in good shape to make the change.

While some of the allegations levied against Amazon with regards to its labor practices are hyped, political pressure has been mounting for some time with regard to low wages. The narrative that Amazon is an ungenerous employer at a time when the company's sales, profits, and valuation are soaring does not play well among many customer segments. Amazon will hope that this move demonstrates its commitment to staff and their wellbeing.

Although the hike is partly political, there is also an economic imperative to increase wages. Amazon's superior growth necessitates a lot of recruitment which is becoming increasingly difficult in a tight labor market. This is especially so over the holiday season. Without a rise in wages, Amazon would be placing itself at a disadvantage in the labor market. chainstoreage.com

A rare moment of agreement:
Trump's White House and Bernie Sanders applaud Amazon's $15 minimum wage


Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Los Angeles Police Department Partner with ALTO US to Battle the Growing Problem of ORC in Los Angeles
They strike quickly, criminals who are becoming increasingly more brazen and dangerous as they grab highly sought-after product from store shelves, ripping off retailers and reselling it for financial gain. Organized retail crime (ORC) is happening more often and cost the overall U.S. retail economy $49.8 billion in losses in 2017 according to a study by the National Retail Federation.

Today City Attorney Mike Feuer, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and ALTO US announced they are teaming up to implement the retail risk management solution, ALTO Alliance, a technology platform with comprehensive analytics that ties together retailers' data with industry-wide resources, efficiently bridging the gap between retail, law enforcement, and the judicial system to prosecute repeat offenders and organized retail crime gangs.

Los Angeles ranks as the number one city in the U.S. for ORC, according to the National Retail Federation 2017 Organized Retail Crime survey. alto.us

Survey: 32% of Coworking Tenants Experienced Theft from Ex-Coworker
According to a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. office workers, traditional access control methods are costly and becoming more vulnerable by the minute.

The survey, commissioned by NexKey, found that nearly 60 percent of people surveyed would prefer to use their smartphones to access spaces over more traditional methods such as keys or cards.

Those traditional methods have been proved vulnerable in modern workplaces; 17 percent of respondents said an ex-coworker or employee has stolen from their workplace using their old key, and more than a quarter of respondents have had to replace their locks within the last year because an employee lost their key or failed to return it. Of respondents who had to replace their locks, 25 percent said they had to do so four to six times in the last year. securitymagazine.com

Papa John's Founder Schnatter Says He Has NDAs With Two Women
Papa John's International Inc. founder John Schnatter acknowledged in court Monday he has confidentiality agreements with at least two women, but didn't say what those pacts cover.

Schnatter, testifying in a case over his request for files related to his ouster as the pizza chain's chairman, said one of the agreements involves a 24-year-old female employee of a firm that worked on Papa John's advertising. bloomberg.com

Dunkin' employees fired after viral video shows worker
dumping water on homeless man

Dunkin' has fired the employees involved in a viral video that shows one worker in a New York store dumping a pitcher of water on a homeless man while another person laughs.

The video posted Sunday night shows the man, identified as Jeremy Dufresne by The Post-Standard in Syracuse, New York, sitting at a table with his head down. One employee at the Syracuse store says something about Dufresne sleeping, then dumps the water on him.

The video, which has racked up more than 1 million views on Facebook, attracted the attention of homeless advocate Al-amin Muhammad. He visited the store Monday, asking employees about the incident and threatening a boycott if the situation was not addressed.

Muhammad said he felt the staff brushed off his concerns; he organized a demonstration in front of the Dunkin' later that day. usatoday.com

Ex-eBay, PayPal Exec Faces SEC Insider Trading Suit
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hit eBay Inc. and PayPal Holding Inc.'s former director of SEC reporting with a lawsuit in California federal court Friday, claiming he illegally made $36,000 off insider tips regarding PayPal's 2015 acquisition of digital money transfer company Xoom Corp.

The SEC accuses Brian B. Long of violating the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by spending $15,500 for Xoom stock options leading up to PayPal's acquisition of Xoom while he was the SEC reporting director of eBay, which owned PayPal until July 17, 2015.

Long was eBay's director of SEC reporting from October 2013 to July 2015 before moving to PayPal after the company split off from eBay, where he held the same title until December 2015. law360.com

Justice Department Awarding Nearly $320 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis
On the first day of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, the Department of Justice announced it is awarding almost $320 million to combat the opioid crisis in America. The unprecedented funding will directly help those most impacted by the deadliest drug crisis in American history, including crime victims, children, families, and first responders.

In 2017, more than 72,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses, an increase from the 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The majority of these deaths can be attributed to opioids, including illicit fentanyl and its analogues. justice.gov

Suit From CVS, Others To End Opioid Tribal Court Case Axed
An Oklahoma federal judge on Wednesday tossed a lawsuit from CVS, drug distributor McKesson Corp. and other companies to stop an effort in tribal court to make them pay for the opioid crisis, finding that the claims are moot since the Cherokee Nation dismissed its tribal court case.

Wednesday's ruling marks the latest twist in the knotted litigation aimed at McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., CVS Health Corp., Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Walmart Inc.

The multifront battle began last year when the Cherokee Nation filed suit in its tribal court accusing the companies of helping to create rampant opioid addiction among tribal members. At the heart of the fight is the tribe's allegations that the companies allowed opioids to be diverted to unauthorized users and to the black market. law360.com

This is the beginning of the end for Lord & Taylor's flagship store
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The upscale retailer's 104-year-old flagship store at 424 Fifth Ave. - New York City's oldest - is set to launch a final "store closing" sale on Thursday that will hawk deals on fashions and accessories throughout the holidays before the store shuts down for good.

The Grand Dame of Big Apple department stores, with its six huge sidewalk windows between 38th and 39th streets, had been perennially decked out during the Christmas season with spectacular displays for shoppers and tourists. This year, however, the storefront will be limited to just two holiday-decorated windows. They will celebrate the Lord & Taylor brand and say "Thank You" to New York for the decades of loyal business, the company said.

In an unusual move, Lord & Taylor's Canada-based owner Hudson's Bay Co., which also owns Saks Fifth Avenue, is keeping Lord & Taylor's 45 other locations open, even as it closes the historic flagship. nypost.com

  - Read our article on the history and story behind Lord & Taylor's flagship store here.

  - Read about our 'Live in NYC 2018 at the NRF Big Show' event here.

The Most Productive Time for Meetings: Before Lunch
To get the most out of your meetings, schedule them while minds are fresh and moods are up - and ahead of the afternoon slump.

You know the dreaded midafternoon slump: that loss of energy that no amount of caffeine can fix. Do you keep it in mind when you book time on your - and your colleagues' - calendar?

Rule of thumb: For maximum productivity, schedule meetings and calls before lunch. associationsnow.com

Q&A With NRF's Matthew Shay On The Future Of Retail

No let up for rivals as Aldi UK raises stores target to 1,200

Bon Ton's new owner sees potential for 100-plus stores in next few years

Kroger and Walgreens launch pilot program to pick up groceries at the pharmacy


Don't miss the D&D Daily's ORC Statistics Presentation
at the 2018 CLEAR Conference

Gus Downing, Publisher and Editor of the D&D Daily will be speaking on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 9am to 10am at the 2018 CLEAR Ninth Annual Training Conference. He will be covering the D&D Daily's publicly reported ORC statistics (see our latest ORC Report here).

CLEAR's ninth annual Training Conference will take place at Crown Reef Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC and a range of topics will be covered, including: ORC Case Building: Trends - Resources - Tools; Opioids and Retail Crime; Leadership in
ORC- Leading private sector and LE Teams; Advancements in Credit Card Fraud/Identity Theft Investigations and many more!

The Crown Reef Beach Resort has also extended the conference room rate! Take a look at the agenda

The CLEAR Team hopes you can join us! Register now at: www.clearusa.org

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Pushout Theft Prevention vs. EAS:
The Winner is Clear

Gatekeeper's Purchek Technology Stops Theft In Its Tracks

Retail Loss Prevention/Asset Protection (LP/AP) professionals have employed many initiatives to try to ensure that whatever merchandise exits the store is paid for. Two of the most popular technologies designed to accomplish this are Gatekeeper Systems Purchek, a Pushout Theft Prevention Solution, and Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS). Although most LP/AP professionals know what EAS is and how it works, some may be unfamiliar with Gatekeeper's Purchek Pushout Theft Prevention system.

"Not On My Watch!" said the Shopping Cart

In simple terms, Gatekeeper's Purchek solution consists of placing a specially designed wheel on each shopping cart that locks up whenever the cart exits the store without first passing through an operational checkout lane. (Click here to see a video of Gatekeeper's Purchek technology in action.) This ensures that shoplifters utilizing Pushout Thefts as their method of operation, which are also those causing the most loss to retailers, are quite literally stopped in their tracks. Consider that www.pushouttheft.com has calculated the average loss per Pushout Theft to be $803. Stopping theft of this level is a technological accomplishment of no small feat.

Measuring Effectiveness

EAS technology is a system based on "deterrence model", while Purchek utilizes a "physical stop" PLUS a "deterrence model." Moreover, Purchek forces behavioral changes that create a large risk of exposure for the thief. This means thieves tend to take their sinister deeds down the road to other retailers who pose less risk of detection.

Find out why 19 of the top 20 retailers that use shopping carts rely on Gatekeeper solutions.

Click here to learn more about Gatekeeper's Purchek technology


Data: 38% of retailers admit they've become more exposed to cyber threats
Amazon is no longer the biggest threat to retailers; it's a 15-year-old computer supremo with designs on stealing their data. Cyber attacks are on the rise and come with huge ramifications, as British Airways will soon discover following a breach earlier this month that compromised the bank details of 380,000 of its customers.

A large-scale data hack not only ruins brand reputation and customer trust, it also results in potentially massive fines.

In 2018 alone, 15 retailers have suffered breaches to their customer data, including Fortnum & Mason, Whole Foods and, most recently, Superdrug.

Dixons Carphone confirmed in July that 10 million of its customer records had been breached in 2017, up from its original estimate of 1.2 million. The electronics specialist was still reeling from a £400,000 fine in January this year - one of the largest fines ever issued by the Information Commissioner's Office - over a data breach in 2015, when hackers gained unauthorised access to the personal data of more than 3 million customers and 1,000 employees.

However, retailers are failing to take proactive steps to protect their businesses, with recent research from IT security management provider Tanium showing that 38% of retail IT personnel admit their organisation is now more exposed to cyber threats than 12 months ago. retail-week.com

California Enacts First-in-Nation IoT Security Law
The nation's first IoT security act was just signed into law in California. The law isn't just about the IoT, but billions of small connected devices will have to add critical features if they're sold in the state after Jan. 1, 2020.

SB-327 is broad legislation that applies, with some exceptions, to "...any device, or other physical object that is capable of connecting to the Internet, directly or indirectly, and that is assigned an Internet Protocol address or Bluetooth address." Those devices will be required to have basic security capabilities installed - though precisely what those might be is not spelled out in the legislation. darkreading.com

FBI forces suspect to unlock iPhone with Face ID
First known case of its kind

A U.S. federal investigator has forced a criminal suspect to unlock his iPhone X using Face ID after receiving a warrant from the District Court for the Southern District of Ohio's Eastern Division, in the first known case of its kind anywhere in the world, Forbes reports. The iPhone was seized when FBI agents carried out a search warrant at the suspect's house in August. When it was eventually unlocked, it was found to contain evidence relevant to the investigation, including messages which discussed the abuse of minors. The investigator was not able to extract all of the data he sought from the device, as a passcode is required to connect the iPhone to a computer and transfer files if it has been locked for more than an hour. biometricupdate.com

Do you have an iPhone for work?
It may have a security flaw that leaks info

A flaw with Apple's device enrollment program used by schools and businesses could have been used to exploit information on those devices, researchers who discovered the issue said on Thursday. cnet.com

Tech CEO: Walmart's use of virtual reality for employee training
will help VR appeal to consumers

Derek Belch, the man working with Walmart to help integrate virtual reality devices into employee training, told CNBC on Wednesday that he hopes the technology will trickle down to the consumer.

Walmart announced last week that they will use virtual reality technology for employee training at every Walmart store in America.

Belch, founder and CEO of STRIVR Labs, is working with Walmart to help the company integrate the Oculus Go device into training in its stores. The device has been used in training store managers in Walmart Academies over the last couple of years. cnbc.com

Facebook hack was 'sophisticated' and required attackers to understand 'three different bugs'

Facebook could be fined up to $1.63 billion for a massive breach that may have violated EU privacy laws




ADT/Protection 1 has the breadth and depth of experience along with the latest technologies that can serve retailers' needs to protect their physical locations that range from burglary protection and fire monitoring to access control and state-of-the-art event triggered video solutions.

With the recent acquisition of Data Shield and the formation of its ADT Cybersecurity division, Les Paul Vernon, VP of Enterprise Solutions, talks about their new services in endpoint and network security and monitoring, email security and monitoring, and Managed Detection and Response solutions that can help organizations identify and remediate cyber threats in minutes instead of months.

Les Paul Vernon - ADT/Protection 1 - Quick Take 7

Amber and Joe take flight in this LPNN Quick Take with former fighter pilot Les Paul Vernon. ADT's VP of Enterprise Solutions shares what his call sign was as a pilot, gives Amber and Joe one, and tests his "Top Gun" movie quote trivia.



Some Amazon sites should be added to 'Notorious Markets' list because of counterfeits, apparel industry group says
The American Apparel & Footwear Association, which represents more than 1,000 brands, recommended on Monday that certain Amazon sites be added to the U.S. government's annual "Notorious Markets" list, which identifies commerce sites and companies that facilitate the sale of counterfeit goods.

"Amazon has been a leader of, and has made valuable contributions to, the future of retail," AAFA said in a statement. "We believe Amazon can, and should, be a leader in the fight against counterfeits."

The Notorious Markets list is put out every year by the U.S. Trade Representative, highlighting physical and online retailers that enable copyright piracy, trademark infringement and counterfeiting. Amazon has never been on the list, but AAFA is now advocating that the company's properties in the U.K., Canada and Germany be added this year. cnbc.com

Extra inventory. More sales. Lower prices. How counterfeits benefit Amazon
So ingrained is Amazon in our purchasing habits that more than half of all product searches begin on the site rather than alternatives such as Google. The world's second-most valuable company by market capitalization behind Apple Inc. is on pace to capture half of all online sales in the U.S this year, according to research firm eMarketer.

Amazon's market dominance gives it the power to influence the future of retail. How it handles counterfeiters could shape the behavior of the entire industry, experts say.

There's little authorities can do apart from name and shame offenders. Alibaba's primary platform Taobao has repeatedly been included in the United States Trade Representative's list of "Notorious Markets" for selling counterfeits.

Then there's Amazon. Not only has the platform avoided any serious backlash for allowing the sale of fake goods, it's actually thrived from it, say more than two dozen brand owners, e-commerce consultants, attorneys, investigators and public policy experts.

Sellers of fake goods pay transaction and shipping fees just like legitimate businesses. But counterfeits also help Amazon's bottom line in other ways.

The company aspires to be the store of first resort for everything, which means it needs as many brands and sellers as it can get, all offering goods at low prices. Counterfeiters help pressure brands to sell their wares on the site. Companies that avoid Amazon risk letting counterfeiters determine how their goods appear to customers on the most influential e-commerce site - ceding control, for instance, of which pictures are used to promote a product and which colors and sizes are offered.

Counterfeits on Amazon "enhance its market power over suppliers," said Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the non-profit Institute for Local Self-Reliance, which has studied the impact of intellectual property infringement on small companies. "Counterfeits help Amazon, and that's why they're reluctant to act on them."

Amazon disputes it benefits from counterfeits and says it has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to fakes. It's investing in machine-learning tools to weed out counterfeits. It offers a program called Brand Registry, which is supposed to give sellers and intellectual property owners more control of their listings. It says more than 99.9% of Amazon page views go to sellers that have never been accused of infringement. And shoppers can request refunds if they receive a knockoff. Read more at latimes.com

Study: Shopping habits can lead consumers to buy counterfeit shoes
Roughly 20% of people recently surveyed said they have bought counterfeit footwear online, and 37% of consumers are indifferent to the problem, according to online intellectual property technology firm Red Points.

Among those, 48% started searching for genuine branded product, while 9% were actually looking for counterfeit products, and 35% of those purchasing fake footwear were not aware of it at the time. But about 80% said they were confident in their ability to spot counterfeit footwear. retaildive.com

H&M Online Increases Q3 Sales by 32%

Nike's digital efforts help boost sales 36%

Hibbett launches reserve and buy online, pick up in store at all locations

Online sales tax collection rules take effect in 10 states

Poor Website Designs Could Trigger Legal Actions

95% of Consumers Influenced by Online Reviews



Update: New Haven, CT: Kingpin of ORC Fencing Operation sentenced to 6.5 years; re-sold over $6M in stolen goods
A district judge sentenced George Connelly Jr., 48, of New Haven to prison for his role in fencing $1.5 million worth of goods from 2007 to 2016, according to a news release. Connelly will serve 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Connelly and co-defendent Paul Muzyka, of North Haven, operated a secondhand store, Ace Amusements at 42 Kimberly Ave. in New Haven, where they bought stolen property from people known as "boosters," typically shoplifters with drug addictions, the release said. The goods were stolen from retail stores such as Target, Lowe's, Home Depot and CVS Pharmacy then sold at Ace Amusements and on eBay for about one-third their price. The stolen products also were sold to other resellers who later resold them online. Another co-defendent, William Reidell of Branford, was one reseller who bought from Ace Amusements, according to the release.

Muzyka pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiracy to commit the interstate transport of stolen property and one count of interstate transport of stolen property, the release said. Connelly and Reidell were found guilty in May on the same counts.

The judge ordered Connelly, as part of the sentence, to forfeit $10,339 seized from his and Ace Amusements' bank accounts, around $13,000 in cash seized from Connelly and from inside Ace Amusements January 2016 and an interest of $86,221 in a house he owns on Tuttle Drive in New Haven, the release said. Connelly was released on $100,000 bail and ordered to report to prison Dec. 3. Reidell's sentencing was scheduled for Oct. 2, and Muzyka's for Nov. 15. newhavenindependent.org

Lexington, KY: Police seeking Shoplifter who pulled a knife on TJ Maxx Loss Prevention
The Lexington Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying a man who was caught on camera pulling a knife after stealing clothes from TJ Maxx on W. Lowry Lane on September. The loss prevention employee reported a man was spotted leaving the store wearing pants, a belt, and a white t-shirt - all of which he had not paid for. When he was approached by the loss prevention employee, police say the suspect pulled out a knife from his pocket and threatened the employee before running from the store. On Monday, police released surveillance video of the incident in an effort to identify the suspect, as well as the woman who was with him. wtvq.com

Second Suspect ID'd in $100k Aspen Jewelry Store Robbery
Aspen police have identified a second member of a crew of suspected gypsies who stole $100,000 worth of jewelry from an Aspen store more than a year ago, according to court documents. An Aspen police detective positively identified the first member of the suspected crew this spring and a District Court judge signed a warrant for the man's arrest at that time. On Thursday, District Judge Chris Seldin signed a second arrest warrant related to the case, this time for a woman. aspentimes.com

Dyer, IN: 200 phony credit cards found in men's possession at a gas station
Three men are charged with fraud, forgery and counterfeiting after police were called to a Dyer gas station for reports they possessed 200 fake credit cards. Adrian Shackelford, Mario J. Vasser, and Juquan E. Lofton were charged Friday with fraud on a financial institution, counterfeiting, forgery, fraud, intimidation and misdemeanor theft.

Dyer police were dispatched to Exxon Mobil in Dyer, for reports of a possible robbery. Officers detained two men inside the store and two more men sitting in a van parked outside. Officers discovered 200 phony credit cards bearing 10 different names during a search of the vehicle and a backpack belonging to the men. A store clerk told authorities she called 911 because she feared the men were going to commit a crime.

She said one of the men, identified as Vasser, carried the backpack containing the credit cards. She said the men took turns attempting to use the various cards to purchase cigarettes, joking about finding a "good one," records state. She said she was too intimidated to stop them. She said Vasser told her, "I can go out to the car and get a ski mask and rob you," during the transactions. nwitimes.com

Oklahoma City, OK: Police hope to identify Tommy Hilfiger shoplifters
Police hope to identify a trio of shoplifters caught-on-camera stealing clothes from a store at the OKC Outlets. The Oklahoma City Police Department have released surveillance video of the Aug. 30 incident which occurred in the Tommy Hilfiger store at the OKC Outlets, 7624 W. Reno. Three women can be seen loading clothing into their bags before leaving the store. okcfox.com

Louisville, KY: Man accused of stealing audio Bibles from CVS

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Shootings & Deaths

Cocoa, FL: Private security officer shoots, kills masked gunman at
Blue Diamond Arcade

A private security officer shot and killed a masked gunman who tried to rob Blue Diamond Arcade early Monday morning. The masked suspect, 55-year-old Nathaniel Carter, was immediately confronted by the armed security officer. The security officer said, "Don't do this" -- and they exchanged gunfire, police said. Carter was shot, fled about 80 feet south of the business, and collapsed. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Neither the security officer nor patrons in the business were injured. The licensed security officer has a concealed weapons permit. floridatoday.com

Brooklyn, NY: Shots fired after fight near busy Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn
Police are investigating after shots were fired in Downtown Brooklyn near the busy Fulton Street mall. The shots were fired Monday afternoon near 345 Adams Street just before 4 p.m. Authorities say the gunshots were reportedly fired after a large fight between people near the corner of of Jay and Willoughby streets. Dozens of officers responded to the scene. It is unclear if anyone was injured in the incident. abc7ny.com

Cleveland, OH: 3 people shot outside landmark West Side Market
Two males and one female were shot when gunfire broke out in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood on Monday evening. The shooting occurred in the area of West 25th Street and Lorain, near the West Side Market. Police believe a fight broke out between two men. One of them grabbed a gun from a car, returned to the scene, and fired upon another man and the female. wkyc.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Bronx (Morris Park), NY: Appliance Store owner says Armed Robbers stole safe with $90,000
Police are searching for three men they say are connected to a gunpoint robbery at a store Monday in Morris Park. The owner of Coqui Sales Appliances says a man entered his store around 10:30 a.m. pretending to by a refrigerator. The man then claimed to make a phone call to his wife and left the store momentarily due to bad reception. That's when the owner says the man came back with a gun and two others, and took him downstairs to his office at gunpoint. The robbers then stole the store's safe, which the owner says contained $90,000, along with his wallet and chain. news12.com

Brentwood, TN: Police Officer suffers head injury attempting to catch suspected
TJ Maxx shoplifter

As responding officers were arriving at the store the alleged suspect fled on foot across the parking lot to a waiting vehicle. As the suspect entered the vehicle, Brentwood Officer Scott Willey attempted to reach into the car to prevent the suspect from escaping. The suspect was able to drive away and, as he did, Willey was thrown from the vehicle, striking his head on asphalt, Walsh said. The suspect fled the scene and remained at large as of Tuesday morning. Willey, who suffered a head injury after being thrown from the suspect's vehicle, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and in non-life threatening condition. tennessean.com

Des Moines, IA: Police respond to multiple Armed Robberies at C-Stores across
Des Moines

Authorities have responded to a rash of armed robberies across Des Moines since early August, including three incidents in as many days. "In the past two months, that's kind of unique," said Sgt. Paul Parizek, a police spokesman. "But unfortunately with the nature of their business dealing with a lot of cash, they get robbed a lot." "There are certain characteristics that are similar, and our detectives are trying to see if this is the same person committing those crimes," Parizek said. desmoinesregister.com

Brooklyn, BY: NY Hospital shooter robs store at gunpoint while on the run

Gainesville, FL: 3 arrested, guns sought in Big Daddy Guns burglary

Oakland, CA: 14-year-old among 3 arrested in robbery of T-Mobile store in Oakland

P & L Jewelers in Lincoln, NE reported a Robbery on 10/1, no weapon reported, no injuries

Kay Jewelers in the Mall of Abilene, Abilene, TX reported a Grab & Run on 9/30, items valued at $9,697

Peoples Jewellers in The Centre at Circle and Eight, Saskatoon, Canada reported a Forced Lock on 9/27, items valued at $17,233

Peoples Jewellers in the Kingsway Mall, Edmonton, Canada reported a Grab & Run on 9/27, items valued at $3,025

Piercing Pagoda in the Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA reported a Burglary on 9/30, valued to be determined

Zales in the Penn Square Mall, Oklahoma City, OK reported a Grab & Run on 9/29, item valued at $36,669

Cargo Theft

Delhi, India: GoAir Employees pose as passengers to steal 53 phones
Two GoAir officials have been arrested for allegedly stealing phones from a cargo shipment at Indira Gandhi International Airport, the police said on Monday. On September 19, a case was registered regarding theft of mobile phones from a cargo shipment that had arrived in Delhi onboard a GoAir flight from Patna. The complainant stated that cargo shipment was offloaded and due to space constraint, it was sent to warehouse on a truck. But at the time of unloading, it was found that a bag containing 53 mobile phones was missing, the police said. ibtimes.co.in

Mumbai, India: Cosmetics containers stolen, cargo sold in Crawford Market; 5 Arrested

Sentencings & Charges

Albany, NY: Connecticut Man Sentenced to 96 Months for Robbing Dollar Tree Stores

Rochester, MN: C-Store Robber sentenced to 5 years and eight months for the January robbery of Jeff's Little Store

West Palm Beach, FL: Man sentenced to 7 and a half years for robberies of a Wellington Bank and a Jupiter Boutique


Appliance Store - Bronx, NY - Armed Robbery
CVS - Belton, MO - Robbery
C-Store - Salina, KS - Burglary
C-Store - Hot Springs, AR - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Enterprise, AL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Des Moines, IA - Armed Robbery (Git n Go)
C-Store - Des Moines, IA - Armed Robbery (Casey's)
C-Store - Valdosta, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Atlanta, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Atlantic City, NJ - Burglary
Dollar General - Birmingham, AL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Miami, FL - Burglary
Family Dollar - Jackson, MS - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Bledsoe, KY - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Chesterfield County, VA - Armed Robbery / Assault
GameStop - Birmingham, AL - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Cobb County, GA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Atlanta, GA - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Missoula, MT - Robbery / Assault
Jewelry Store - Lincoln, NE - Robbery
• Jewelry - Tukwila, WA - Burglary
Liquor Store - West Allis, WI - Burglary
Pawn Shop - Centerton, AR - Burglary
Restaurant - Tulsa, OK - Burglary
Rite Aid - Birmingham, AL - Armed Robbery
Vape - Savannah, GA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Hamden, CT - Burglary
7-Eleven - Abilene, TX - Robbery
7-Eleven - Portsmouth, VA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
22 robberies
8 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings





None to report.

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