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Company culture and innovative workforce make Axis
one of the top workplaces in the United States

We'll take a slice of that!
Check out Axis' celebratory cake in honor of the national recognition.

Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, was named one of the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in the United States by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. Axis ranked #41 on the list of top 100 medium companies. The companies on the list have built a high-trust culture that engages employees and drives better business. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of employee on-the-job experiences in order to determine its rankings.

Competing against hundreds of companies across the country, Axis participated in a rigorous selection process, which included an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about benefits programs and company practices. Great Place to Work evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions of a great workplace: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

As part of the review process, Axis is also "Great Rated" by the Great Place to Work Institute. According to an employee survey conducted in 2018, 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great, while 100 percent take great pride in working at Axis.

"Our success as a company is a direct result of our culture and core values which are embraced by our employees," said Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, Inc. "Recognition as a Great Place to Work speaks to the efforts we make throughout all levels of the organization to maintain our culture of innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurism even as we grow. It's an honor to receive this award and is a true testimony to our people and their efforts."

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Janet Neron promoted to Director, Risk & Control Operations
for Nike

Prior to her promotion, Janet has been with Nike since 2010 in various positions, most recently as Director, Strategy and Capability Planning for two years and Director, Global Programs & Strategic Partner Management for three years. Before that, Janet served as Senior Director of Programs for Lake Oswego School District for nearly three years and Senior Director of Quality Improvement for Willamette Dental for nearly two years. She earned her MBA in Technology Management and Finance from Portland State University - School of Business. Congratulations, Janet!

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This is The Age of Digital (Technological) Revolution
It's Sure As ... Not the Retail Apocalypse

Which by definition itself "is a period in which one or more technologies is replaced by another technology in a short amount of time. It is an era of accelerated technological progress characterized by new innovations whose rapid application and diffusion cause an abrupt change in society."

Now that defines today's retail existence. Regardless of what side you're on.

Retail Apocalypse - Bah Hum Bug - Only for those either loaded with depth from the venture capitalists world that cashed out and profited off the backs of tens of thousands of retail workers whose senior executives had no alternative, or those that found themselves right in the crosshairs of Amazon and their merry band of online retail colleagues.

Yes, tens of thousands have lost their jobs and virtually every job out there now, from the CEOs who are experiencing their highest turnover rate in history to CFOs who are struggling to redefine themselves, to Loss Prevention and Cyber Security (IT Security) who find themselves in a state of convergence that will ultimately, and without their current acknowledgement or agreement, merge even further to a point that possibly one day they could be one in the same.

Yes, every job is changing all the way to the sales floor and fulfillment center. Those folks one day not too far off, will be armed with the technology that redefines retail and delivers what the consumer wants in a matter of hours and in the process of getting there, there will be causalities. Lots of them.

But for those who cried 'retail apocalypse', it never happened, and Matt Shay, the NRF's president was right all along. This is an age that will see retail evolve to a point we've never seen before and the digital revolution is driving it in virtually every industry on the planet and, quite frankly, it's an exciting time for retail, especially for the consumer.

The biggest fly in the ointment right now is the increased violence in stores, which everyone acknowledges, and the retail violent deaths, which no one else, other than the Daily, is even willing to acknowledge.

The Daily's 'Q3 Retail Violent Death' report published last Monday, showed a drastic 47% increase over Q3 2017, which regardless of how you view our methodology or report, is severe and warrants consideration.

Even if you apply a 50% error ratio, which in our opinion is ridiculous, as we stand by our process, it still shows a 27% increase. Which is alarming and poses a number of questions the industry needs to address.

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Hurricane Willa Pops Up Over Night off Coast of Mexico; Headed for Western TX by Wed. & Could Impact Florida
Rain will impact already flooded western Texas and may impact Western Florida as well. Could bring up to 18 inches of rain and reach a category 5 hurricane. cbsnews.com

Orlando police sign on for second trial of Amazon facial recognition technology
The Orlando Police Department has signed an agreement for its second test of Amazon's facial recognition technology despite what Orlando Weekly characterizes as widespread concerns about privacy and civil liberties. Orlando Police Chief John Mina says concerns are misplaced, because even if it is eventually deployed for production, the system would only be used to provide alerts when it identifies an individual with a warrant out for his or her arrest.

The only other police department in the country openly using Rekognition is the Washington County Sherriff's Office in Oregon, which does not make use of its real-time capabilities.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently spoke at an event about the importance of facing scrutiny, but also said that making unpopular decisions is part of the job of senior leadership. biometricupdate.com

This is Just the Beginning - Of Showing Up Stoned For Work
Employees & Execs Failing Drug Tests At Shocking Rates

New York City employers are squarely blaming a raging drug epidemic for much of the trouble they have filling jobs in one of the tightest labor markets in a generation. More local prospective workers are testing positive for substance abuse, or showing up stoned for work, according to industry analysts.

The abuse of hard drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, has exploded, and further threatens productivity. A 2018 report by Quest Diagnostics reveals a 150% increase from 2013 to 2017 of methamphetamine positivity rates for workers tested in the wider New York region, which covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Analysts believe there is a direct connection between drug-impaired workers and employers' inability to fill open slots.

Today, some analysts believe as many as 25 percent or more of applicants for some jobs in New York City are failing drug testing, reflecting a broader national pattern. Analysts estimate that tests are conducted by as many as 50 percent of New York City employers. nypost.com

Taking Steps to Eliminate Racism in the Workplace
There's a disturbing paradox in the American workplace. As organizations look to reap the benefits of a diverse, multicultural and inclusive workforce, the countervailing force of racism often undermines that effort, creating challenges that HR often is responsible for overcoming.

Binna Kandola, a British business psychologist and author of Racism at Work: The Danger of Indifference (Pearn Kandola Publishing, 2018) likens racism to a virus that lingers in organizations because people have internalized racist stereotypes.

"Unless we are prepared to have a discussion about the impact of stereotypes and how they affect decisions that are made within organizations, we are not going to make any more progress toward eradicating racism," Kandola said. shrm.org

The Merchants Push to ID Customers
Will it Eventually Lead to the LP Promise Land
"Stores rarely ID customers before they check out"

According to BRP's "2018 Customer Experience/Unified Commerce Survey," only 23 percent of retailers are able to identify customers inside stores before they check out.

Of the 23 percent, 13 percent have ways to identify customers when they walk in and another 10 percent sometime during the pre-checkout stage. Fifty-seven percent can identify customers at checkout. Twenty percent are unable to identify customers at all at the store level.

73% of Customers Want Order Tracking Across all Touchpoints but only 7% of Retailers Currently Offer "Start Anywhere, Finish Anywhere" Order Capabilities.

BRP's study noted that not being able to identify individuals prevents associates from leveraging customer information to allow personalized interaction such as clienteling and guided selling that can drive a better experience.

When asked what types of incentives they offered customers to encourage in-store identification, the top answers were personalized service, 37 percent, and product incentives, 30 percent.

BRP wrote, "Unfortunately, this means that fewer retailers see the value in gathering customer information. In practice, incentives create a strong correlation to the rate in which customers identify themselves, and identification creates opportunities to personalize the shopping experience and or offer special discounts and promotions, which typically translate into higher sales." retailwire.com brpconsulting.com

Why you should take an operational approach to risk management
Combining two seemingly unrelated entities to make a better, more useful creation is a keystone of innovation. Think of products like the clock radio and the wheeled suitcase, or putting meat between two slices of bread to make a sandwich, and you can see how effective it can be to combine two outwardly disparate things.

This viewpoint is useful in many scenarios, including in the business realm, especially when it comes to protecting a business from risk. Many companies treat risk management and business continuity as different entities under the same workflows, and that is a mistake; to be optimally effective, the two must be combined and aligned.

Business continuity traditionally starts with a business impact assessment, but many companies don't go beyond that, making no tactical plan or strategic decisions on how to reduce impact once they have identified what could go wrong. The risk management process has been more mature, identifying various ways to treat problems, assigning it to someone, and trying to reduce the likelihood of the event occurring, but not doing much to reduce the impact of the event.

To create a panoramic view of where an organization can be harmed if something bad happens, businesses must merge the concepts of business resilience (dependencies, impacts, incident management, and recovery) and risk management (assessment, controls, and effectiveness) and optimize them.

Bringing the two views together and performing holistic dependency mapping of entire ecosystem allows an organization to treat both as a single operational process, bringing data together to create actionable info (based on the "information foundation" the company has created about impacts to business operations that can result from a wide variety of disruptions and risks, including cyber and physical) to empower decisive actions and positive results. helpnetsecurity.com

High-End NYC Retail CEO Gets 9 Months Prison ++
Forged Judges Signature on 12 Injunctions Removing Negative Online Postings
Fed DA Says: Forging Injunctions Conduct is "Widespread & Rampant"

A "privileged" Manhattan sapphire merchant was sentenced to nine months in prison Friday for forging a federal judge's signature, after a prosecutor called such conduct "rampant" and the sentencing judge said the CEO's emails bragging about how easy the caper was spoke to the need to deter other would-be fakers. The prison term will be followed by three years of supervision, to include 200 hours of community service and five months of home detention. Judge Carter also hit Arnstein with a $20,000 fine.

Arnstein copped to a count of conspiracy to forge a judge's signature in September 2017. He said the lawbreaking occurred after he spent three years in court and huge legal fees seeking to stop a former business partner from saying negative things about him and his business online.

In a 2014 email Arnstein told a colleague that he "spent 100k on lawyers to get a court order injunction to have things removed from Google and Youtube, only to photoshop the documents for future use" and that he "could have saved 100k and 2 years of waiting/damage if I just used photoshop."

He forged the signature of U.S. District Judge Allison J. Nathan and sent it to Google 12 times as more negative comments cropped up, prosecutor Daniel Noble said Friday.

Noble told Judge Carter that it would be "unfair" to allow a man of wealth and status to avoid prison in the first-of-its-kind case, especially since the feds are looking into multiple cases where similar forgeries may have occurred. "I can represent to the court that this conduct is widespread," Noble said. "This conduct is rampant. law360.com

Gen Z is Coming to Your Office - Get Ready to Adapt
The generation now entering the workforce is sober, industrious and driven by money. They are also socially awkward and timid about taking the reins.

About 17 million members of Generation Z are now adults and starting to enter the U.S. workforce, and employers haven't seen a generation like this since the Great Depression. They came of age during recessions, financial crises, war, terror threats, school shootings and under the constant glare of technology and social media. The broad result is a scarred generation, cautious and hardened by economic and social turbulence.

Gen Z totals about 67 million, including those born roughly beginning in 1997 up until a few years ago. Its members are more eager to get rich than the past three generations but are less interested in owning their own businesses, according to surveys. As teenagers many postponed risk-taking rites of passage such as sex, drinking and getting driver's licenses. Now they are eschewing student debt, having seen prior generations drive it to records, and trying to forge careers that can withstand economic crisis. wsj.com

Director of Security and Loss Prevention - Global - For XPO Logistics - Atlanta
Transport Topics ranked XPO Logistics #1 out of the top 50 logistics companies in North America, and Forbes named us one of America's best employers. Do you want to take your career to the next level with a growing global company that knows hardworking and dedicated employees are its greatest asset? Then join XPO as the Director of Security and Loss Prevention. You will assist in creating, implementing, maintaining, and improving the security systems within our facilities around the world. We want to use your experience to protect and safeguard company assets, clients, employees, and guests. Your role is critical in positioning XPO for long-term success.

XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics company. We run our business as one highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 32 countries, with over 97,000 employees and 1,505 locations. xpo.com

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U.S. retailers & NRF President to address impact of European privacy regulations
During Brussels Conference this Week

U.S. retailers will highlight challenges faced in complying with European privacy rules while still serving the needs of their customers as regulators meet for an international conference in Brussels this week, the National Retail Federation said today.

"In an increasingly global economy, retailers are required to comply with regulations from around the world," NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. "Privacy is a top priority for retailers and they want to honor the privacy expectations of their customers and the laws of the countries where they live. But retailers shouldn't have their hands tied when it comes to using technology and data to deliver the high quality of customer service that consumers demand. It's important to find the right balance between regulations and practicality."

Shay, other NRF executives and a dozen representatives of major U.S. retailers will hold a series of meetings with U.S. and European Union officials during the annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.

"We want officials to realize that retailers' use of consumer data is very different than what other industries might do," Shay said. "Retailers use data to better serve their customers and improve the shopping experience, not to monetize the data itself."

Retailers will meet later in the day at the U.S. Embassy with Mark Libby, deputy chief of the U.S. Mission to the European Union, to seek support in making EU officials aware of how GDPR affects retailers and how U.S. businesses use technology to benefit their customers. nrf.com

Security budgets are rising, but is it enough?
A majority of companies (54 percent) are worried that they will soon outgrow their security solutions, according to Threat Stack. While budgets are expected to increase by 19 percent over the next two years, organizations are struggling with a disconnect between security and DevOps and are facing difficulties in determining where to allocate this budget in the face of rapidly evolving infrastructure.

With less than half of their infrastructure remaining on-premise (41 percent), businesses are increasingly making significant migrations to infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) (25 percent), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) (17 percent), and containers (10 percent). This is one of the primary reasons why respondents indicated that their top two budget investments in 2019 will be directed at cloud workload security and intrusion detection systems (IDS). helpnewsecurity.com

WSJ Cyber Daily: Organized Hacker Groups Target Tech Outsourcers
Hackers after the big fish are targeting outsourcers, the Department of Homeland Security warns. If there are holes in the networks of these firms, which manage companies' websites, cloud applications and other technology services, attackers could infiltrate and then poke around for ways to spread into the networks of customers, such as big banks, drug makers and others. Securing your supply chain is never easy -- and never a job complete -- but business leaders can take steps to be safer, WSJ Pro Cybersecurity's Catherine Stupp reports. A critical move: keep careful track of the credentials you give to your providers and make sure they have expiration dates.

Behind the First U.S. Cybersecurity Assessment
October 2018 marks the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and today, FICO is making big news: we have teamed with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help all American businesses be more aware of, and better manage, their cybersecurity risk.

The first step in managing risk is quantifying it - and that's exactly what the Assessment of Business Cybersecurity (ABC) does. Designed by FICO and the Chamber, and powered by the empirically derived FICO Cyber Risk Score, the ABC was developed to provide an objective benchmark for the cybersecurity of U.S. businesses. It's the first national cybersecurity assessment benchmarking the risk levels of different business sectors, and our joint initiative gives all companies the opportunity to see how their risk of data breach stacks up to peer organizations.

Today marks the release of the first quarterly Assessment of Business Cybersecurity, at the Chamber's Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, DC. The ABC is based on the individual FICO Cyber Risk Score of 2,574 businesses across 10 key sectors of the US economy. It's an aggregate measure of security risk across small, medium, and large companies, and an important indicator in understanding macro cyber risk trends at the national and sector levels. fico.com

Understanding SOCs' 4 Top Deficiencies
In this year's edition of its annual security operation center (SOC) survey, the SANS Institute identified the four most common SOC deficiencies. The root of these shortcomings can be traced to a familiar source: people, processes, and proper planning and implementation of technology. Here's a look at the worst four and what security teams can do about them.

1. Automation/Orchestration
Most SOCs lag in automation and orchestration because the SOC team doesn't know what processes should be automated. An organization's employees are its first line of defense. Start by interviewing SOC personnel to understand their responsibilities and identify repeatable processes, such as evidence gathering during an incident (IP/URL reputation, whois information, etc.) that are time consuming and easily automated.

Finally, SOCs that fall short in terms of processes and playbooks typically have a low-maturity security program. For these organizations, working with a managed security service provider or managed detection and response service are good options.

2. Asset Discovery and Inventory
Asset inventory and management is hard. Even with automated tools in place, technology teams still have some heavy lifting to perform, especially in the initial up-front investment of time and energy. In a world of instant gratification, most organizations expect that if they invest in a tool, it should accelerate business processes. Unfortunately, due to the dynamic nature of IT environments and technology, SOC teams are too often required to roll up their sleeves.

3. Manual Event Correlation
This seems counterintuitive, but there's a good explanation. Deploying a SIEM is not as simple as turning it on and pointing log sources to it. Organizations must understand their log sources and the overall visibility they provide into the environment.

4. SOC/NOC Integration
This deficiency is a cultural problem. SOC teams have one agenda (detection and protection), while Network Operations Teams (NOCs) have another (maintaining uptime and availability). These two are often at odds with each other. Take, for example, the age-old conflict of least privilege. NOC teams want to have the keys to the castle and be able to move freely about the environment. SOC teams are focused on locking down the environment to better identify anomalies that may indicate malicious activity.

With proper planning and deployment, and with the right processes and procedures in place, overcoming these SOC deficiencies is within reach of most organizations. For those that lack the appropriate resources or security program maturity, a managed security service provider or managed detection and response service is a good alternative. darkreading.com

Investigation or Exasperation? The State of Security Operations
Cyberattacks are top of mind for organizations across the globe. In fact, 62 percent of firms are being attacked at least weekly and 45 percent are experiencing a rise in the number of security threats. But do organizations have the processes in place to investigate and effectively respond to these incidents? IDC recently surveyed security decision makers at 600 organizations to understand the state of security operations today.

Download this InfoBrief to discover:
The consolidated time security teams spend on incident response
How organizations are coping with an average of 40 actionable security incidents per week
Where organizations are focusing their security efforts

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2.6 billion to use biometrics for payments by 2023
The report, Biometrics for Payments; Market and Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2018-2023 - Second Edition, includes the prediction that there will be 2.6 billion people using biometric payments by 2023, driven by demand for frictionless authentication in all channels, the need to reduce payment fraud, regulation at both the state and industry level, and technology standardization. biometricupdate.com

Audits: The Missing Layer in Cybersecurity
Involving the audit team ensures that technology solutions are not just sitting on the shelf or being underutilized to strategically address security risks.  darkreading.com

Trend Micro shines a light on its new cybersecurity solutions



Loss Prevention Leadership in a Digital Age

Becoming a subject matter expert in your field is an important first step at each position you reach in your career. After that, it all boils down to developing your leadership skills, which is critical in reaching the senior level and staying there.

Shannon Hunter, VP, Loss Prevention & Sustainability, Office Depot has been recognized and promoted over the years by focusing not only on his technical skills but on his leadership skills as well. Here, he shares the leadership traits that have helped him the most throughout his career.

Note: At the time of this filming, Shannon was Sr. Director of LP & Safety for Office Depot, prior to his promotion to VP of LP & Sustainability.

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Jim Geyer - STANLEY Security - Quick Take 12

Jim Geyer, Vice President of Sales for STANLEY Security, talks about some of the innovative new solutions STANLEY is bringing to the retail community to help keep stores safe - from their active shooter detection system and Stanley Guard employee safety app to the IntelAssure "cyber hygiene" tool and profit-enhancing Stanley Retail Insights.

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CAPTCHAs Don't Stop Bots-They Stop Customers
The CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) was originally designed to prevent bots, malware and artificial intelligence (AI) from interacting with a web page. These days, e-commerce companies use CAPTCHAs in an attempt to prevent fraud at scale, such as credential stuffing (testing stolen passwords in order to commit account takeover) and carding (testing stolen credit card numbers online in order to commit credit card fraud).

There are multiple ways, however, fraudsters get around CAPTCHA. A common method is to use a CAPTCHA-solving service, which relies on low-cost human labor in developing countries to solve CAPTCHA challenges on demand.

So, putting a CAPTCHA on your website or mobile app won't stop fraud. But that's not even the worst part.

A Stanford study found that a CAPTCHA typically takes 7-12 seconds for a consumer to successfully complete. As every marketing and e-commerce professional knows, the more time it takes to make a transaction, the more likely cart abandonment and site bounces become. cardnotpresent.com

Brand Protection: Combating Online Counterfeit with AI
To discover and monitor the brand-damaging content and counterfeit on the internet, web crawling is a technology commonly used by brand owners as well as banks and payment companies, which have to fulfill the requirements of card schemes like Visa GBPP (Global Brand Protection Program) and Mastercard BRAM (Business Risk Assessment and Mitigation Program).

Nevertheless, while web crawling technology helps to save a lot of time and human resources in checking an e-commerce website, a weakness of most of the current web crawling tools is that they can only do text-based crawling. That means bad merchants can easily bypass the keyword monitoring by using some ambiguous description with product photos.

Now, benefit from the development of artificial intelligence, brands or logos can be recognized by AI image analysis. And this technology has been adopted in some new web crawling tools or services. With this technological advancement, even if the counterfeit sellers use general wordings to describe the branded items, the new web crawlers can still recognize the logo or other signature graphics from the product pictures. We see that image recognition is a trend in brand protection, marketing, security, and many other scenarios. finextra.com

Uber Ambitiously Eyes 2021 for Food-Delivery Drones Launch
Job posting seeks an operations executive to help make delivery drones functional as soon as next year. The San Francisco company is seeking an operations executive who can help make delivery drones functional as soon as next year and commercially operational in multiple markets by 2021, according to a job posting that appeared on Uber's website. App-reliant Uber has limited experience developing hardware beyond its nascent electric scooters and its equipment for self-driving vehicles, an as-yet unproven technology. wsj.com



Darin Fredrickson & AZORCA's ORC Basic Surveillance Training
October 23-24, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ (Limited Spots Available)

This course is specific to ORC investigations, yet provides the fundamentals of physical surveillance that can be applied to any criminal or civil investigation in the U.S., and subject to U.S. laws. This course follows the surveillance principles and strategies outlined in Darin Fredrickson's best-selling book the "Fundamentals of Physical Surveillance" written with Raymond Siljander, and published by Charles C. Thomas Publisher.

Darin has conducted surveillance for over two decades in the public and private sector, and has investigated ORC for the past 12 years. At the completion of this 2-day classroom and field course students will:

1) Learn how to implement covert physical and electronic surveillance (mobile and foot)
2) Understand how a retail or law enforcement investigator may use physical surveillance to further an ORC investigation
3) Understand the legal aspects of physical and electronic surveillance
4) Understand the uses of visual aids and photographic equipment in a covert surveillance investigation

The 2-day course is offered at $975 and limited to 12 students. AZORCA members can save $300 by using coupon "AZORCA".

Law Enforcement personnel are encouraged to sign up. If you have questions email me at darin@teamguardian.us or call me at 602-908-7447. Register for the class here: Master Surveillance Live 3-Day Course.

Baton Rouge, LA: Man arrested for purchasing $17k worth of LSU football tickets with a stolen credit card
Over the course of a month, David Trey Chambers allegedly bought 168 tickets as well as one campus parking pass. The Athletic Ticket Office says Chambers resold the tickets on StubHub for over $18,815. The LSU Athletic Ticket Office received an email from American Express regarding a charge-back, and told authorities. Chambers' criminal history revealed previous arrests and convictions for related crimes such as Identity Theft, Theft, and Illegal Transmission of Monetary Funds.  wbrz.com

Columbus, OH: Shoplifters pocket nearly $5K in jewelry from Easton Town Center
According to police, the four women entered Occasionally Yours on the 4000 block of The Strand at Easton on Oct. 14. The police report states three of the women distracted staff while the fourth woman pocketed multiple items of jewelry. The estimated value of the stolen merchandise is $4,632, making this theft a felony.  nbc4i.com

Wheaton, MD: Two wanted in $5K theft from LensCrafters
Two thieves who stole about $5,000 worth of eyeglasses from a LensCrafters store were captured on surveillance video, which Montgomery County Police have released in hopes that the public can help identify the suspects. Police were called shortly after 10 a.m. on Oct. 12 to the store inside the Westfield Wheaton mall for a reported theft. The two thieves entered the store and swiped several pairs of eyeglasses from the display shelves before stuffing them in shopping bags. The suspects fled when an employee confronted them. Authorities believe that the two suspects are responsible for stealing merchandise from other LensCrafters stores in the area.  patch.com

Goleta, CA: Suspect arrested for $2,000 theft from Decker's Brand Showcase
The suspect wanted for a burglary at Decker's Brand Showcase in Goleta on October 10, 2018, is in custody thanks to an anonymous tip and follow up investigation by Sheriff's deputies. 44-year-old Stacee Ann Walker of Goleta was identified as the suspect captured on surveillance video when she reportedly stole more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from Decker's and fled in a GM long-bed truck with a logo on the side. The Sheriff's Office released a photo of the suspect and the vehicle. A community member subsequently recognized the truck and provided a tip on our anonymous tip-line as to its location.  edhat.com

New York, NY: NYPD seek suspect in $1,600 Gucci store theft
Police are looking for a man they say made off with an expensive bag from a Gucci store in Midtown. According to the NYPD, the suspect entered the Fifth Avenue store on Oct. 2 just after 5 p.m. and allegedly stole a belt bag valued at $1,690. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man last seen wearing dark glasses with a bowl haircut.  cbslocal.com

Napa, CA: Thieves try to steal $850 in Polo merchandise from Napa outlets
A Sacramento woman was caught Friday after stuffing items worth $850 into a large bag, then ran away when security confronted her, police say. The woman, 22-year-old Chantel Taylor, stole items from the Polo store in the Napa Premium Outlets. Napa Police say she hopped into a waiting getaway vehicle driven by Anthony Ashwood. The silver, four-door Audi sped out of the parking lot. Store workers notified police, who broadcast the car's description to Napa law enforcement. An American Canyon officer pulled the pair over near Jameson Canyon. Taylor had an arrest warrant from Sacramento County for theft.  napavalleyregister.com

Lady Lake, FL: A suspected shoplifter is free on $10,000 bond after multiple trips to Target in The Villages
A review of surveillance footage at the store at Rolling Acres Plaza showed that a man and woman had entered the store on Oct. 5 and 8 and stole $1,373 worth of merchandise, including a laptop, headphones and a home thermostat. Lady Lake Police were called Oct. 14 to a theft in progress at the store after the loss prevention officer recognized the man previously captured on video surveillance. Cameron Jude Gilley, 25, had attempted to steal a Jetson hoverboard, Beats headphones and Belvita cookies. In his pocket was a magnet used to remove security devices from the merchandise. He was arrested on charges of retail grand theft and possession of an anti-shoplifting device.  villages-news.com

Update: Oro Valley, AZ: Police seek Ulta shoplifting suspect
A man is sought in connection to a September shoplifting incident in Oro Valley. Oro Valley Police said the man stole merchandise from the Oro Valley Marketplace Ulta store at 11875 N. Oracle Rd. Sept. 22. Police said the man is believed to have stolen from other Ulta stores around the area.  kvoa.com

Cheltenham Township, PA: Target hit for $1,600 in vacuum cleaners
A male stole four vacuums, valued at $1,600, from Target, on Shoppers Lane, and left in a dark-colored sedan at 4:47 p.m. on 10/10. 10. said.  montgomerynews.com

St Albert, AB, Canada: Thief in stolen employee vest hits Lowe's, Best Buy in St. Albert
RCMP in St. Albert are seeking a suspect who spent hours inside a Lowe's store planning a large theft before heading to a nearby Best Buy and stealing merchandise worth up to $4,000. In the late afternoon of Oct. 6, a man entered the Lowe's store and spent two to three hours inside, "arranging and preparing for a large theft, approximately $15,000," St. Albert RCMP said in a news release Friday.  cbc.ca

Sydney, Australia: Four charged over $2,500 NSW baby formula theft

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Shootings & Deaths

Fl., Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn Charged 2nd-degree Murder
Shooting Death of Christobal Lopez - Shoplifter

BARTOW - A Polk County grand jury indicted City Commissioner Michael Dunn on Friday on a charge that he killed a 50-year-old man attempting to leave his store with a stolen hatchet. Dunn, 47, was charged with second-degree murder, a first-degree felony that carries a sentence of up to life in prison. He was booked into the Polk County Jail on Friday evening without bail. WARNING: The video below is graphic. theledger.com


Brighton, CO: Man who killed 3 in Walmart shooting gets life; motive still unclear
Scott Ostrem in court in Brighton, Colorado on Oct. 19. 2018. Ostrem, who gunned down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart on 2017, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, but more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery.  msn.com

Charlotte, NC: Police investigating murder after man shot in gas station parking lot
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say a man is dead after being shot in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven Exxon gas station on Clanton Rd. Friday night. Officers were called out to the business in the Clanton Park neighborhood at 11:44 p.m. in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon. When officers arrived, they found 22-year-old Kareem McLeod suffering from a gunshot wound.  fox46charlotte.com

Texas: Update: Execution of man convicted in fatal Fort Worth Gas Station Robbery delayed by Criminal Appeals Court
The execution of a man who robbed a Fort Worth gas station in 2010 was delayed Friday by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Kwame Rockwell, 42, was set to be executed Oct. 24 for the deaths of a gas station clerk and delivery man in a Fort Worth robbery. Rockwell and two other men robbed the store and fatally shot Daniel Rojas and Jerry Burnett, according to court records. In 2012, Rockwell was convicted for the murder of Rojas. On Friday, a majority of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals judges ordered Rockwell's execution be delayed. They also ordered a judge to appoint two mental health experts and re-examine Rockwell for execution. On Wednesday, Rockwell and his attorneys filed a motion to stay the execution, arguing Rockwell's schizophrenia prevents him from understanding his execution and the murder conviction.  star-telegram.com

Springfield Township, PA: Search for suspects after shootout outside
Springfield Mall
The search continues in Delaware County for the people involved a shootout in a crowded parking lot at the Springfield Mall. Moments after the gunfire around 1 p.m. Saturday, children in their Halloween costumes quickly made their way through the mall with their parents; all had their hands up at the order of police. A bullet pierced through the windshield of a parked car outside. Police say it all started when two groups got into a fight inside the mall. When the fight moved outside, someone opened fire. Investigators believe shots were fired from both sides. The Springfield Mall was shut down for the remainder of the day. Throughout the evening, shoppers were turned away by security at the front entrance.  6abc.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Berkeley, CA: Police arrest 5 people linked to recent armed robbery series

Dayton, OH: 2 men indicted in Boost Mobile store robbery

St Louis, MO: Police seek man behind string of armed robberies in St. Louis area

Clearwater, FL: Care worker steals $2K ring from legally blind dementia patient, pawns it for $21

Jared in the Ashley Park, Newnan, GA reported an Armed Smash & Grab Robbery on 10/19, items valued at $129,269

Kay Jewelers in the Rivergate Shopping Center, Charlotte, NC reported a Grab & Run on 10/21, items valued at $5,598

Osterman Jewelers in the Potter Village, Fremont, OH reported a Distraction Theft on 10/15, items valued at $3,348

Zales in the Camarillo Premium Outlets, Camarillo, CA reported a Grab & Run on 10/19, item valued at $17,860

Zales in the Hamilton Place Mall, Chattanooga, TN reported a Grab & Run on 10/20, item valued at $6,799

Zales in the Partridge Creek, Clinton Township, MI reported a Smash & Grab Armed Robbery on 10/19, items valued at $5,179

Cargo Theft

Modoc, IN: Randolph County man stole trailers loaded with Soybeans, sold Cargo for $17,000

Arson & Fire

Antioch, CA: Update: Employee among 3 burglary suspects arrested in Antioch KFC arson fire
Firefighters in Antioch responded to a 2-alarm fire at a KFC restaurant. The fire broke out around 12:45 this morning on Mahogany Way. There are no reports of any injuries but officials say the building is considered a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  kron4.com

Sentencings & Charges

Rockford, IL: Man sentenced to 12.5 year for US Cellular Armed Robbery


Ace Hardware - Lo Osos, CA - Burglary
AT&T - Auburn, CA - Robbery
Baskin Robbins - Mercer Island, WA - Robbery
C-Store - Texarkana, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - El Paso, TX - Robbery
C-Store - Knoxville, TN - Robbery
C-Store - Bethany, IL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Port Arthur, TX - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery
Dunkin Donuts - Cherry Hill, NJ - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
Furniture - La Pine, OR - Burglary
Gas Station - Leominster, MA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Cheyenne, WY - Robbery / Assault
Grocery - Tempe, AZ - Burglary
Grocery - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Newman, GA - Armed Robbery
• Jewelry - Clinton Township, MI - Armed Robbery
Kroger - Lexington, KY - Burglary
Liquor Store - Ventura, CA - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Detroit, MI - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Fitchburg, WI - Armed Robbery
Marijuana - Bellingham, WA - Burglary
MetroPCS - Huntington, NY - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Tempe, AZ - Burglary
Restaurant - Highlands Ranch, CO - Burglary
Restaurant - Davenport, IA - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile - American Canyon, CA - Robbery
T-Mobile - Tyler, TX - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
23 robberies
7 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings




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