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Jeffrey Fulmer Named Business Development Manager for
Captis Intelligence
Captis Intelligence, a leading provider of I-4 crime solutions (Intelligence, Information, Investigation, Identification) has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Fulmer as Business Development Manager for the retail market. Prior to joining Captis, Fulmer held roles as Vice President of Loss Prevention for Barnes & Noble and most recently as Senior Director of Asset Protection for Rite Aid. Jeff is based in Pennsylvania and will be focusing on Captis' continued growth strategy in the retail market. Read more

Sandra Hughes, LPC, CFI named Project Manager of Loss Prevention Strategies & Analysis for Bed Bath & Beyond
Before being named Project Manager of Loss Prevention Strategies & Analysis for Bed Bath & Beyond, Sandra spent 11 years with HMSHost as Sr. Financial Analyst, Strategic Planning (3 years) and Loss Prevention Systems Analyst (8 years). Earlier in her career, she held Loss Prevention roles with Nike, Stein Mart and Saks Fifth Avenue. Congratulations, Sandra!

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COVID-19 impacts shopping behaviors, but top 10 days
expected to account for over a third of holiday traffic

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, today announced that Sensormatic Solutions, its leading global retail solutions portfolio, released the annual ShopperTrak list of the top busiest shopper traffic days for the 2020 holiday season.

The full list of predicted busiest shopping days in the U.S. is as follows:
1. Friday, November 27 - Black Friday
2. Saturday, December 19 - Super Saturday
3. Saturday, December 26 - Day after Christmas, aka "Boxing Day," in some global regions
4. Wednesday, December 23 - Wednesday before Christmas
5. Saturday, December 12 - Second Saturday in December
6. Monday, December 21 - Monday before Christmas
7. Saturday, November 28 - Saturday after Thanksgiving
8. Tuesday, December 22 - Tuesday before Christmas
9. Saturday, December 5 - First Saturday in December
10. Sunday, December 20 - Sunday before Christmas

"While COVID-19 is reshaping the way U.S. consumers are currently shopping and will shop for the 2020 holiday season, retailers should remain optimistic," said Bjoern Petersen, president at Sensormatic Solutions. "Since the beginning of the pandemic, we've noticed a shift toward weekday shopping as consumers take advantage of the new remote work reality while also consciously avoiding the historically-large weekend crowds."

Sensormatic Solutions expects in-store traffic for the six weeks of the season to be down between -22% and -25% year-over-year. The 10 busiest days in 2020, will account for 34.2% of all holiday traffic as compared to 46.5% in 2019. As a result, the typical holiday traffic peaks will flatten, with more days sharing importance throughout the season. Read More Here

ALTO Announces Expansion into Baltimore, Philadelphia,
Chicago, Milwaukee, and San Francisco metro areas

ALTO, an international firm offering an innovative approach to addressing retail shrink, has announced a significant expansion of its offerings into several new market areas across the United States.

"We spent some time adapting our international value proposition within the US market, and we are pleased with the tremendous successes our clients in southern California have experienced by partnering with ALTO. Driven by these successes, our clients have requested that we further expand our resources to serve the Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Milwaukee, and northern California market to include San Francisco," says Cristián López, CEO of ALTO US.

Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight below.

Protests & Violence

Preparing for Potential Civil Unrest Around the Election
After summer of protests, U.S. National Guard puts troops on standby
for coming months: officials

After a summer of civil unrest over racial injustice in the United States, the National Guard has put hundreds of military police on standby specifically to help law enforcement deal with any potential violence in the coming months, three U.S. military officials have told Reuters.

Officials said the units, consisting of about 600 military police stationed in Arizona and Alabama, were a response to the lessons learned during the violent upheaval after a Black man, George Floyd, died in late May when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck.

While the units were not specifically created to address potential violence around the Nov. 3 elections, their existence highlights how the military could help deal with unrest around the vote without deploying active duty troops to cities - a key tenet for Pentagon leadership.

A senior National Guard official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the military police "Rapid Response Units" had been established in the past month and could deploy to any part of the country within 24 hours if requested by a governor. reuters.com

Downtown Louisville businesses begin removing plywood
'so our city can move forward'

Max Bloom was preparing to open two downtown restaurants when Mayor Greg Fischer declared a state of emergency in Louisville on Sept. 22.

After 117 days of protest, the city held its breath as it waited to learn whether a Jefferson County grand jury would criminally charge the Louisville police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

Bloom put plywood barriers over the windows at his new restaurants - joining dozens of other downtown businesses, some of which had been boarded up since late May. That's when protests over Taylor's death started, and some people smashed windows and looted downtown stores.

While the size of protests have tapered off, businesses all over downtown are still covered with plywood. Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Sarah Davasher-Wisdom says it's time to take down the boards "so our city can move forward." courier-journal.com

NYPD Commissioner Shea: 24 'spoiled brats' busted during Jonathan Price protest
Two dozen "knuckleheads" and "spoiled brats" were busted wreaking havoc in Lower Manhattan overnight protests against police brutality, according to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and police sources.

"Breaking windows, property damage, graffiti, lighting fires," Shea said in a NY1 interview Tuesday morning. "I mean, that is the last thing that we as New Yorkers need right now. And that's last night in New York City - 24 more arrests, you know, at a time when we have diminished resources, and we have a violent uptick with the courts and everything else going on." nypost.com

Lawsuit says Omaha Police used excessive force at protests
A lawsuit accuses Omaha police of using excessive force when they responded to protests against police brutality and racial injustice in Nebraska's largest city earlier this year. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging police tactics that included firing pepper balls at protesters and making mass arrests during the protests in May, June and July. abcnews.com

NYC: Teen out on bond for an armed robbery arrest drives through crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters, injures two

LA protesters gather outside police headquarters, smash windows of nearby building; At least 1 arrested

The Casual Brutality of Protesting in Portland

The evolution of the Seattle protests

US police used British anti-riot gear at Black Lives Matter protests


COVID Update

US: Over 7.6M Cases - 215K Dead - 4.9M Recovered
Worldwide: Over 35.8M Cases - 1M Dead - 27M Recovered

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 190   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 117
*Red indicates change in total deaths

Honoring New York's Fallen Heroes
NYPD honors 46 members who died of COVID-19 at St. Patrick's Cathedral

The NYPD on Monday honored 46 members who lost their lives to COVID-19 with a solemn service at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The 46 members include 13 school safety agents, 10 traffic enforcement agents, six detectives, three custodial assistants, three communications technicians, a police officer, a chief, a principal administrative associate, a police administrative aide, a senior police administrative aide and and six members from the auxiliary unit - three officers, a captain, lieutenant and sergeant. nypost.com

Cuomo, de Blasio clash on business closures in Brooklyn, Queens due to hot spots
Restaurants and other nonessential businesses in New York City's coronavirus hotspots will not immediately be forced to shut down under a plan of attack outlined Monday by Gov. Cuomo.

Cuomo rejected part of Mayor de Blasio's weekend proposal to shut down businesses in nine Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods by Wednesday, saying instead that state police would help step up issuing tickets for failing to wear masks in those areas and that a closure plan for businesses had to be refined. nydailynews.com

  New York governor says decision still coming on NYC mayor's plan to close businesses in hot spots

NYC Mayor Doubles Down on Shutdown Plan, Adds 13th ZIP to Watchlist as Daily Case Avg Tops 500

To rebound from the pandemic, Manhattan has to rethink retail real estate
Moving forward, Covid-19's effects on New York City's retail sector will play out differently in different neighborhoods. Perhaps counterintuitively, Manhattan's central business districts will face a longer-term struggle than other areas.

Although a market adjustment had begun pre-pandemic, retail in Manhattan now has a new set of vulnerabilities. Before the pandemic, Manhattan south of 59th Street contained more than 760,000 office workers, 89,000 hotel rooms and 640,000 residents. In other words, the restaurants, coffee shops and stores in NYC's central business districts rely heavily on nonresidents who abruptly vanished from the city in March. In addition, wealthy Manhattan residents left in droves.

In contrast, The Wall Street Journal found evidence that foot traffic in the other boroughs is bouncing back because of an increased daytime population of people working from home. Outer-borough retail corridors may be better positioned to recover than the Manhattan central business district. crainsnewyork.com

Anaheim, CA: Disneyland tests new contactless metal detectors to speed visitors through security checkpoints
Disneyland is trying out a new metal detector system that lets visitors walk through a security checkpoint on the west side of the Anaheim theme park resort without having to stop to empty their pockets, remove their smartphones or open their bags.

The Downtown Disney outdoor shopping center reopened in July with additional health and safety measures including mandatory face masks, temperature checks, reduced capacity, contactless payments, social distancing and enhanced sanitization.

The new Evolv Express contactless security scanners at Downtown Disney are similar to the no-touch bag check systems used at Disney Springs outdoor shopping center and Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park in Florida, according to WDW News Today.

The Evolv Express scanners can screen up to 3,600 people per hour - 10 times faster than traditional metal detectors, according to the company. The system uses real-time artificial intelligence software to detect guns and other weapons on people's bodies or in their bags. mercurynews.com

Families fight for compensation after meat plant workers die of COVID-19
Families of employees who died from COVID-19 while working at a JBS meatpacking plant in Colorado have made compensation claims that the company has denied based on an assertion that the workers were not infected at its facility.

Across the United States, more than 100 meat-processing plants operated by different companies, including Smithfield and Tyson, have had outbreaks of Covid-19, in part because of crowded working conditions. So far, more than 44,000 meatpacking workers have tested positive for the coronavirus, and more than 200 have died, according to the Food & Environment Report Network, which has been tracking the outbreak. nytimes.com

CDC reverses again, now says Covid-19 is 'sometimes' airborne
For the third time in less than a month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has altered its guidance on how Covid-19 spreads. The agency said Monday that airborne transmission is possible, but that it's not the most common way the virus travels from person to person - a position that was published and then removed from its website in September.

The CDC updated its page on the spread of virus Monday to say that "some infections can be spread by exposure to virus in small droplets and particles that can linger in the air for minutes to hours. Those small droplets and particles in turn may be able to infect people who are farther than 6 feet away "from the person who is infected or after that person has left the space." nbcnews.com

Poll: Only half of Americans say they would get a Covid-19 vaccine if available
Only about half of Americans said they would try to get a Covid-19 vaccine once one is available, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, and that percentage appears to have dropped since May. If a Covid-19 vaccine were widely available at a low cost, 51% of respondents in the survey said they would try to get vaccinated, 45% said they would not try and 4% had no opinion, according to poll findings released on Monday. cnn.com

Wisconsin business groups sue governor over coronavirus outbreak list

US restaurants are preparing for winter in the pandemic by snatching up outdoor heaters as demand spikes

Paris restricts mall, department store traffic to help curb COVID-19 resurgence

6 key takeaways from NRF PROTECT ALL ACCESS

Loss prevention experts' views on potential vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them

Retailers face new challenges as they work to protect their brand reputation and the integrity of their business during COVID-19. With almost all business operations taking place over the web, there is no longer a need to distinguish between digital and physical security ― threats are omnipresent. But with effective monitoring tools and the will to collaborate across industries, retailers can get in front of anticipated threats.

NRF PROTECT ALL ACCESS, a four-day online event, brought together retail's security leaders to share important insights and discover the latest tools and partners to help protect their organizations against cyber risks. Leaders from Microsoft, McDonald's, American Eagle Outfitters, Verizon and more shared how their companies address trending issues in security, loss prevention and the ensuing business impact.

Rising novel and sophisticated retail threats
Work inter-departmentally to predict customer behavior
Utilize technology to monitor patterns
Think creatively to address workplace conflict
Virtual work can be compromised
Educate customers on potential threat

Read more here:

  NRF PROTECT ALL ACCESS sessions and more are available until October 31, 2020.

How to avoid working for a terrible security leader
During your security career, it is highly likely at some point that you will come across someone in a leadership role whose personality and style characteristics create an environment that is toxic and stressful. If you are in the unfortunate position of working for that individual while you are seeking new career opportunities, it may be time to reflect on any early warning indicators you may have missed.

Managerial behavior like this typically builds and becomes more extreme over time. Evaluating indicators during the interview process is critical to avoid placing yourself in a challenging circumstance.

The styles outlined in this article are ones you should attempt to identify before you decide to work for an individual or for an organization that seems to tolerate or foster such behavior: securitymagazine.com

Union Township, PA: Walmart AP Manager Leads School Supply Donation Effort, Working With Local Police
A recent "Fill the Cruiser" campaign, sponsored by the Union Township Police Department and Walmart, helped amass more than $3,000 worth of school supplies - donated to the local Union Area School District.

Police chief Mark Julian said he initially was approached about the idea by Amber Bryant, a Walmart asset protection manager, and the department agreed to participate. ncnewsonline.com

Dollar Tree plans to hire over 25,000 workers this holiday season

Center store sales up by more than 10% in 2020, say retailers in survey

Teen spending drops to two decade record low

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ALTO Announces Expansion into Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Milwaukee, and San Francisco metro areas

ALTO, an international firm offering an innovative approach to addressing retail shrink, has announced a significant expansion of its offerings into several new market areas across the United States.

"We spent some time adapting our international value proposition within the US market, and we are pleased with the tremendous successes our clients in southern California have experienced by partnering with ALTO. Driven by these successes, our clients have requested that we further expand our resources to serve the Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Milwaukee, and northern California market to include San Francisco," says Cristián López, CEO of ALTO US. "Our clients have experienced exceptional returns working with ALTO, and we are very excited to answer their request by expanding our services into these market areas."

"The ALTO Alliance model facilitates informed, coordinated, and effective action across retail processes, significantly reducing retail shrink and facilitating improved business results. We are confident that this success will only continue to grow in these new markets."

"As part of this growth, ALTO is pleased to announce that Sofia Rosende, Director of Customer Success, will be taking on an expanded role covering all of California. In addition, ALTO is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kyrie Bock and Kevin Fenske as Directors of Customer Success, responsible for Baltimore/Philadelphia, and Chicago/Milwaukee respectively."

ALTO Alliance is a tech-enabled service that gathers and analyzes crime data from multiple clients and collectively helps bridge the gap between law enforcement and retailers. ALTO's approach includes a specialized team of Attorneys and Customer Success Specialists that works together with the police, prosecutors, and retailers to deter and help prosecute criminals while delivering a high return on investment.

ALTO currently supports over 300 leading retailers across more than 25,000 locations in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Current retail formats include grocery, pharmacies, and general retail operations.

"The ALTO process has proven to be a winning model," says López. "With our history of success and satisfied clients across the globe, we anticipate great things and continued growth for 2020 and beyond. We look forward to continued progress and additional announcements in the weeks and months to come."

To learn more about the ALTO offerings, please visit the ALTO Home Page: www.alto.us






The Security Challenges of IoT

72% of businesses experienced increase in endpoint and IoT security incidents in the past 12 months
The ongoing global pandemic that has led to massive levels of remote work and an increased use of hybrid IT systems is leading to greater insecurity and risk exposure for enterprises. According to new data released by Cybersecurity Insiders, 72% of organizations experienced an increase in endpoint and IoT security incidents in the last year, while 56% anticipate their organization will likely be compromised due to an endpoint or IoT-originated attack with the next 12 months.

Alongside headline data that the majority experienced an endpoint and IoT security incident over the last 12 months, the top 3 issues were related to malware (78%), insecure network and remote access (61%), and compromised credentials (58%). Perhaps more concerning was that over forty percent of respondents (43%) expressed "moderate to unlikely means to discover, identify, and respond to unknown, unmanaged, or insecure devices accessing network and cloud resources." securitymagazine.com

'Shadow IoT': The growing corporate security blindspot

For years, industry insiders have predicted IoT devices to surge in number. SoftBank's COO, Marcelo Claure, boldly stated in 2018 that there will be 100 IoT devices for every person by 2025. That's nearly a trillion IoT devices in total. What's more, he said that businesses will increase their IoT spend by 96% in the next three years.
The pandemic has seen demand for IoT devices accelerate as homebound consumers buy devices to kit out their home offices. However, this new wave of IoT purchases, from WiFi routers and mesh networks to smart speakers and health-focused wearables, could undermine businesses' security as the 'enterprise' becomes the worker's home itself.

How secure is your IoT device?

The majority of IoT devices purchased for the home are relatively inexpensive, marketed to the average consumer, and often little effort is made to protect them at a hardware or software level. What's more, IT teams have no visibility over what devices employees own or the security measures that employees have (or haven't) taken. With 15% of IoT devices owners still using default passwords, chances are high that most businesses have at least one employee with a vulnerable device.

And when that device resides on the same network being used by the worker for emails, file sharing and accessing protected data, a private vulnerability becomes a business problem. Malicious attackers suddenly have access to a greater array of attack surfaces associated with IoT devices ranging from hardware, networks, APIs and interfaces. techradar.com

IoT Cybersecurity: Webinar Series to Tackle Security Challenges of IoT

The EU Agency for Cybersecurity, Europol and CERT-EU team up to identify the main security risks of IoT and to work towards achieving a more secure IoT ecosystem across Europe

Wednesday, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, Bodies and Agencies (CERT-EU) will launch the 4th annual IoT Security Conference series to raise awareness on the security challenges facing the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem across the European Union. The series will span three weeks, with each week exploring a different cybersecurity topic: Operational IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Supply Chain for IoT, respectively. The series will be held in a virtual webinar format, open to public Q&A. europol.eu

Store IoT platforms are set to go mainstream
The real-time store Internet of Things (IoT) platform is moving into the mainstream, climbing out of the "trough of disillusionment" into the "slope of enlightenment," according to Gartner's "2020 Hype Cycle for Retail Technologies" report.

These platforms "monitor, analyze and display store activity through dashboards using a real-time data infrastructure, via signals and alerts from real time data sources that are available within the retail store," according to Gartner.

Few, if any, existing in-store technologies enable retailers to reap the benefits of the "network effect." Within an IoT context, the network effect connects multiple individual initiatives together holistically to benefit from their synergy.

More than this, it enables an automated and rapid response to events within the store or supply chain: adjusts lighting in response to in-store traffic; automatically adjusts a promotion in response to unforecasted demand; proactively deploys staff based on projected need; replenishes product on shelf, just-in-time - the list goes on. retailwire.com

ISC West opens virtual conference with keynote on securing the IoT

Charles Burns opens day 2 of ISC West with Uber's global security insights

Google is creating a special Android security team to find bugs in sensitive apps




Online Fraudsters Targeting 'Overburdened' Merchants
Pandemic E-Commerce Promises to Bring More Online Fraud
For the ongoing spike in e-commerce during the pandemic, the problem is the increasing risk of fraud, at least according to a new report from Forter, which sells fraud-prevention software.

The findings might come across as a mere sales pitch. Even so, online criminals are always crafting their tactics as consumer and retail patterns shift, and those criminals increasing work as part of well-organized and technically savvy global operations. As well,
the pressing needs of the pandemic has likely lessened the focus on online security for many retailers.

The closing of many brick-and-mortar retail stores during the pandemic has led to more consumers shopping online, including people who rarely used e-commerce. Forter's newly released research, in fact, found that
new users now account for 30% of transactions.

That, in turn, has created challenges for retailers - challenges that will likely get worse during the upcoming holiday shopping season.

As Forter put it, "while new users create business opportunities,
merchant systems are also likely to be overburdened with new accounts and they risk their manual review teams or legacy fraud prevention systems falsely declining these accounts - due to lack of information - resulting in lost revenue and negative impacts to their brand reputation." retailleader.com

Amazon Officials Misleading the Public?
How Amazon hid its safety crisis in Colorado - and nationwide
A new cache of company records obtained by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting - including internal safety reports and weekly injury numbers from its nationwide network of fulfillment centers - shows that
company officials have profoundly misled the public and lawmakers about its record on worker safety.

They reveal a mounting injury crisis at Amazon warehouses, one that is especially acute at robotic facilities and during Prime week and the holiday peak - and one that
Amazon has gone to great lengths to conceal. With weekly data from 2016 through 2019 from more than 150 Amazon warehouses, the records definitively expose the brutal cost to workers of Amazon's vast shipping empire - and the bald misrepresentations the company has deployed to hide its growing safety crisis.

The internal reports cheer incremental progress in a specific month or region; call out problem warehouses with the worst injury numbers; and detail safety initiatives, action items and pilot projects. While the reports show a committed drive to improve processes with technology or design changes,
they don't propose reducing the intense workload for Amazon's warehouse employees, which is what helps drive Amazon's speed. coloradosun.com

Instagram is adding more shopping features, and it already has a head start on TikTok

Columbia Sportswear CEO: Online shopping may be bigger than 'originally thought' after pandemic

The RealReal and Gucci partner for online consignment shop




Ex-employee at Austin Library stole $1.3 million in Printer Toner
Randall Nelson Whited is charged with theft, a first-degree felony because the amount stolen is more than $200,000. The theft occurred from 2007 and 2019 when Whited could approve his own purchases and was subjected to little oversight by his supervisors, according to the auditor's office.
Whited also is accused of using city credit cards to buy at least $18,000 worth of items that appeared to be for his personal use, including video games, virtual reality headsets, robotic vacuums, and a drone from a big-box retailer. The auditor's office referred their findings to the Austin Police Department. A background search shows Whited, who turns 54 this month, has been arrested multiple times on theft charges dating back to the mid-1980s. In 2008, the city banned the criminal history box from its employment application, and in 2016 the city committed to being a Fair Chance Hiring employer.

The auditor's office says it determined the library would've needed at most $150,000 worth of printer toner during the 12 years it alleges that Whited was stealing the toner. A spreadsheet found on Whited's work computer showed that over the course of just four days in October 2017, he sent 60 packages to an online toner reseller, the report says.  statesman.com

Tempe, AZ: FBI arrests a Former Amazon employee charged with fraud, accused of issuing $96,500 in false refunds to himself and others
An ex-Amazon employee was arrested and charged with fraud last week after the company reported him to the FBI, Amazon said on Monday. The Amazon employee, Vu Anh Nguyen, is charged with wire fraud and identity theft by federal prosecutors, who alleged in court documents that
Nguyen used his position to issue $96,508 in fraudulent refunds to himself and friends. Nguyen worked as a selling-support associate for Amazon.com in Tempe, Arizona, which gave him the power to manually authorize refund requests, according to the criminal complaint. businessinsider.com

Hilo, Hawaii: Couple charged with $1,400 Home Depot Robbery released by Judge
A Hilo man and woman charged with robbery for allegedly assaulting a Home Depot employee who attempted to stop them from shoplifting $1,460 in merchandise were freed Friday by a judge without having to post bail. Jordan Feary, 33, and Taelilynn Leslie, 19, were set for a preliminary hearing, but their lawyers - Deputy Public Defender Jeff Ng for Feary and court-appointed attorney Stanton Oshiro for Leslie - asked Hilo District Judge Robert Crudele to postpone the hearing until Oct. 15 to allow them to review surveillance video of the incident. Crudele granted the postponement. Over the objection of Deputy Prosecutor Roland Talon, the judge also granted motions by both defense lawyers to set their clients free on court-supervised release without cash bail. Feary - who, according to court documents, has four previous felony convictions. Leslie, who was allowed on Sept. 25 to defer a no contest plea in a second-degree theft case, is facing charges of first- and second-degree robbery, attempted first-degree theft and attempted second-degree theft. The first-degree robbery and first-degree theft charges were enhanced charges because of the emergency declared due to the COVID-19 pandemic. westhawaiitoday.com

Lower Pottsgrove, PA: Police arrest $1,600 Home Depot shoplifter after chase; Repeat Offender

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Shootings & Deaths

Philadelphia, PA: 21-Year-Old Lowe's Employee Dies After Being Shot 9 Times In South Philly Store Parking Lot
A 21-year-old Lowe's employee is dead after police say he was shot multiple times in front of the store in South Philadelphia. According to officials, this happened in the parking lot of Lowe's on the 2100 block of Christopher Columbus Boulevard around 1 p.m. Monday. Police say the victim was a store employee and was shot nine times throughout his body. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. There is no idea as to a motive but police sources say the shooter rolled up on this victim in the parking lot and began shooting. So far, no arrests have been made. Lowe's released the following statement on Monday afternoon: "We are heartbroken at the tragic and senseless shooting that took place outside our store today. Our focus is on providing support to our associate's family and colleagues at the local store. We respectfully refer all questions to local law enforcement." philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Philadelphia, PA: Teen Gunned Down Inside Chinese Takeout Restaurant In Kingsessing
A teenager was gunned down inside a Chinese takeout restaurant in Philadelphia's Kingsessing neighborhood overnight. His death is the seventh homicide in the city in just 24 hours. The 19-year-old victim was shot inside the restaurant at 54th Street and Willows Avenue, around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the teen was standing at the counter of the restaurant when another man is seen on private surveillance cameras walking down the street. They say the shooter used a semiautomatic weapon and fired at least four rounds through an open door, hitting the victim.

Update: Waldorf, MD: Reward in Murder of Mother of four, 7-Eleven Clerk in Waldorf Increased to $27,500
The Charles County Sheriff's Office is announcing an increase in the reward relating to the murder of Lynn Marie Maher, a cashier at the 7-Eleven on Middletown Road in Waldorf who was shot and killed on October 1 during an armed robbery. With the assistance of the FBI ($15,000), 7-Eleven ($10,000), and Charles County Crime Solvers ($2,500), the reward has been increased to up to $27,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect.

Tamarac, FL: 1 dead after shooting outside of gas station
Police are investigating a shooting in Tamarac after that left a man dead and two cars riddled with bullet holes outside of a gas station. The Broward Sheriff's Office said the gunfire rang out at the Speedway gas station on Commercial Boulevard, just before 1 p.m., Monday.


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Defiance, OH: Man charged after allegedly groping, abducting Walmart employee
A Continental man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly restrained, groped, and threatened a 17-year-old Walmart employee. Mark Christian, 36, is charged with theft, abduction, gross sexual imposition, and attempt to illegally assemble or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs. The incident happened at the Walmart in Defiance. According to Defiance County prosecutor Morris Murray, Christian came into the store, abducted the employee, and made her collect items associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. The teenage employee believed Christian had a knife, so she complied with his demands. Christian did not take the employee outside of the store. 13abc.com

Valparaiso, IN: One of 3 Arrested in Target Burglary
Valparaiso Police responded to the report of a burglary in progress at Target, 2420 LaPorte Ave., at approximately 12:30 a.m. on October 5th. The report indicated that surveillance had captured three suspects in the electronics section of the store, who had now exited. Additional video footage revealed the suspects had entered a dark colored car with New Jersey license plates. Upon officers arriving, it was confirmed the front glass had been broken, display cases had been damaged, and items were missing from within. During a Police chase, the suspect's vehicle crashed and the suspects fled on foot. One suspect was quickly apprehended.

Coxs Creek, KY: Dollar General robbery suspect admits to other robberies in Kentucky
The man arrested for the Sept 26, 2020 robbery of the Dollar General Store in Cox's Creek has admitted to police he was involved in three additional robberies in Kentucky. Anthony Butler, 37, who is charged with the local Dollar General robbery, told sheriff's office detectives during an interview that he was responsible for the robbery of a Dollar General Store in Boone County, KY and also admitted his role in two additional older robberies in the Georgetown, in Scott County.

Redding, CA: Three AM/PM stores robbed at gunpoint Sunday, officers search for missing suspect

Spokane, WA: Man stabbed outside of the Bing Theater in downtown Spokane Monday afternoon; Police arrest 12-time convicted felon

Bayonne, NJ: C-Town supermarket worker punched several times in the face trying to halt shoplifter

Lancashire, England: Burglars smashed through Pub wall in $130,00 jewelry store raid



San Juan, PR: Customs seizes $552K in fake designer cellphone covers, jewelry, luxury watches
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations announced it seized various courier packages containing counterfeit designer cellphone cases, jewelry and luxury watches sent from Hong Kong.
If genuine, the confiscated merchandise would have had an estimated manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $552,157, the agency said. CBP officers discovered the counterfeit goods while conducting an enforcement exam on courier packages in the air cargo facility at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.

seizures included fake luxury watches under the protected brands for Patek Philippe, Ulysse Nardin and Rolex, as well for the "Swiss Made" marking, which is a protected trademark that can only be placed on watches that have been certified by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. The imported jewelry was seized bearing false Tous trademarks. newsismybusiness.com




Beauty - Clovis, CA - Burglary
C-Store - Bangor, ME - Robbery
C-Store - Redding, CA - Armed Robbery (1 of 3)
C-Store - Redding, CA - Armed Robbery (2 of 3)
C-Store - Redding, CA - Armed Robbery (3 of 3)
C-Store - Waterloo, IA - Armed Robbery
Comics - Everett, WA - Burglary
Dollar General - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery
Guns - Susquehanna County, PA - Burglary
Home Depot - Hilo, HI - Robbery
Jewelry - Bradley County, TN - Burglary
Jewelry - Tacoma, WA - Robbery
Jewelry - Trumbull, CT - Robbery
Jewelry - Victorville, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Kaneohe, HI - Robbery
Jewelry - Cambridge, OH - Robbery
Jewelry - San Antonio, TX - Robbery
Jewelry - Colorado Springs, CO - Robbery
Lowe's - Destin, FL - Burglary
Restaurant - Honolulu, HI - Armed Robbery (McDonald's)
Restaurant - Madison, WI - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Knoxville, TN - Robbery
Target - Valparaiso, IN - Burglary


Daily Totals:
• 17 robberies
• 6 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


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None to report.

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Division Safety and Loss Prevention Manager
Atlanta, GA
- posted
October 5
Under the guidance of the Directors of Loss Prevention (LP) and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), the Loss Prevention & Safety Manager is responsible for overseeing and championing initiatives and company programs, processes and controls that builds a culture around continuous improvement in safety/environment incidents, loss prevention, and security outcomes...

Regional Asset Protection Manager
Emeryville, CA
- posted October 2
The Regional Asset Protection and Safety Manager will lead the Region in shrink reduction and profit maximization efforts. The position will proactively seek to bring economic value to the company, promoting profitable sales and world class customer service while ensuring a safe place to work and shop...

Asset & Profit Protection Investigations Analyst
San Francisco, CA - posted September 24
You should have strong analytical skills, be a quick learner, and drive to innovate with both technology and processes. They will be personable, open to learning, collaborating with others, and apt to saying "yes" or "I'll find a way", rather than "no" or "that's impossible"...

Area Loss Prevention Manager
Pittsburgh, PA - posted September 10
Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores. They thrive on supporting and building high performance teams that execute with excellence...

Manager of District Loss Prevention
Seattle, WA - posted August 28
Will be responsible for driving company objectives in profit and loss control, sales performance, customer satisfaction, and shrink results. District Loss Prevention Managers are responsible for leading Loss Prevention functions within a specific operations district and for collaborating with Store Operations and Human Resources in an effort to prevent company loss...


District Loss Prevention Manager
Fort Wayne, IN - posted August 24
The District Loss Prevention Manager ensures shrinkage control and improves safety in the stores through proper investigation and training. This position is responsible to provide feedback, guidance and protection for our Team Leaders and Associates. This role has oversight and responsibility for approximately 16 to 20 store locations...

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