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An Industry's Evolution:

The Blurring Lines Between Cybersecurity And Traditional LP

As both LP and IT security are fighting the same criminal, the escalating interconnectedness will require both skillsets to converge.

By Gus Downing, Publisher-Editor of d-ddaily.net and Executive and Newscaster on LPNN.net, the Loss Prevention News Network

Cybercrime is the number one risk of every business. Quite frankly, cybercrime is the only thing that can significantly negatively impact sales and stock prices in real time. Security issues of yesteryear, excluding active shooters, workplace violence, civil unrest, and high-shrink stores, have become nuisances that most senior executives don't even want to hear about.

IT security executives are front and center in this new and rapidly growing cyberwar, and make no mistake, this is an economic cybercrime war. Initial indications state that the Equifax breach - a leak we may hear nothing more about - was state-sponsored, and that the vast majority of hackers were Russian, Iranian, North Korean, and Chinese. These criminals are state-supported, state-sponsored, and state-motivated. Even if they keep the spoils of war to themselves, their governments certainly aren't stopping or extraditing them.

Interestingly enough, while the security, loss prevention, and asset protection communities are struggling to answer the call to become more multidimensional and make a bigger impact, especially when it comes to how cybercrime is impacting their business, the IT security community has its own concerns and complaints. Similar to LP's frustrations, many IT security executives question reporting to the CIO and feel relegated to second or third fiddle due to the massive technology demands put on today's CIOs. retailexecutive.com

Memphis Security Guard Company Founder Named
'Women Business Owner of the Year'

The founder of a Memphis security guard firm has been named the "Women Business Owner of the Year'' by the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Kim Heathcott was honored at the association's four-day meeting in Minneapolis last week for growing her 8-year-old company, Clarion Security, into a $10 million business.

She founded the firm with one employee and no clients in 2009, and now it's the largest woman-owned business in Memphis with 450 employees.

The national association was founded 42 years ago and has 26 chapters across the nation.

Clarion has made a mark in part for the way it treats its employees. For example, concerned that Clarion's security officers were eating most of their work-time meals out of vending machines, she and her husband, Larry (pictured left), started providing a free meal to each employee every shift, the Heathcotts told The Commercial Appeal in 2011.

The couple even started attending the earlier Sunday morning church service so employees would not have to wait as long for the lunches, often delivered by the Heathcotts themselves.

Clarion contracted with a nursing company to provide monthly wellness clinics for employees.

For the security guard industry, Clarion has experienced a much lower-than-average turnover rate among employees. commercialappeal.com

Albertsons Partners with ALTO US - Implements a Technology Platform
And Community-Focused Strategy to Reduce Retail Crime

ALTO US announced today that Albertsons Companies has selected to implement the retail risk management solution, ALTO AllianceSM, 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 facilitate prosecution of repeat offenders and organized retail crime gangs.

"Retailers have struggled to find a solution to reduce shoplifting and manage risks in stores," said Kathleen Smith, CFI, vice president of loss prevention for Albertsons Companies. "The ALTO program has designed a strategy that effectively brings law enforcement, prosecutors, and retailers together, with a goal of not only reducing crime in stores, but also increasing sales and enhancing our shoppers' experience." businesswire.com

Hurricane Harvey Deals Retail & Hotels The Biggest Blow in Job Loss
But state statistics, which are seasonally adjusted, show where Harvey hit the hardest. Restaurants and hotels absorbed the biggest blow from the record-setting storm, cutting 23,400 jobs statewide last month. Retailers shed 6,500 positions.

Hurricane Harvey arrived at a rough time for the restaurant industry, which was still recovering from an oil bust that forced energy companies to slash entertainment and travel budgets. Beyond the damage caused by the storm, the flooding affected spending habits of thousands of consumers, who are devoting large shares of their income to home repairs and don't have money to go out to eat.

In the second phase, however, Houston should see a mini-economic boom as the cleanup continues and rebuilding takes off, Gilmer said. Retail sales will jump as consumers buy carpet and wallboard, and construction jobs will increase as companies are hired to rebuild the thousands of flooded homes in Houston. houstonchronicle.com

The Equifax Impact - Will Speed Up Biometrics
Selfie-verification? Companies turning to biometric security

Instead of a bank call center autodialing a customer when they have a concern about a transaction, this new technology could allow the customer to use Apple's Touch ID or other fingerprint-recognition technology, or take a selfie or record their voice to verify they made the transaction. With voice recording, a customer may have to speak a certain phrase.

"Customers will be able to choose their own preference for biometric authentication: voice, face, fingerprint. Any manner that they want."

The announcement comes at a time when a huge amount of personal information on 145.5 million Americans was recently accessed or stolen from the credit bureau Equifax.

Banks have been tinkering with biometrics for a couple years in various forms. Many banks now accept Apple's Touch ID in their iPhone apps, which uses a person's fingerprint to verify a person's identity. Citigroup has rolled out facial recognition in its banking application as another example.

Expect to see more forms of biometric authentication in the coming years, not just in banking, industry experts say. For example, Apple's new iPhone X that will go on sale in November is using facial recognition technology as a form of authentication. news-gazette.com

Protecting brands and jobs with holograms
A new report by the auditors KPMG predicts that job losses due to counterfeit and piracy will exceed five million by 2022 (5.4m) - an increase of 110% when compared to 2013 figures (upwards of 2.6m).

In addition, the report - 'Illicit Trade: Fueling Terror Financing and Organised Crime' - estimates that the total economic and social costs globally due to counterfeiting and piracy worldwide, which stood at $737 to $898 billion in 2013, will rise to between $1.54 and $1.87 trillion by 2022.

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) sent RRN a comment on the report.

The IHMA says the message is clear: counterfeiting is a global phenomenon that shows no sign of abating - and efforts to improve authentication need to be redoubled. Manoj Kochar, chair of the IHMA, says it's incumbent upon all those in the fight against counterfeiting to act decisively to stem the impact and secure industry jobs.

"This report underlines the role technologies such as holograms can play in this battle," he says. "They remain paramount weapons in tackling counterfeiting and securing authentication in global supply chains.

"Efforts need to be redoubled - and quickly - to tackle the problem, and this might include increased integration of holograms as part of brand protection strategies and even more investment in industry talent and skilled experience.

"Increasing adoption of holography reinforces the technology's position as a pre-eminent security feature in the global anti-counterfeiting fight.

"The use of well-designed and properly deployed authentication solutions, as advocated in ISO's 12931 standard, on authentication solutions, enables examiners to verify the authenticity of a legitimate product, differentiating it from the counterfeits in the marketplace. retailrisk.com

Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters
The online retailer kicked off its hunt for a second home base in September, promising to bring 50,000 new jobs and spend more than $5 billion on construction. Proposals were due last week, and Amazon made clear that tax breaks and grants would be a big deciding factor on where it chooses to land.

Amazon.com Inc. did not list which cities or metro areas applied, but said the proposals came from 43 U.S. states, as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, three Mexican states and six Canadian provinces. In a tweet, the company said it was "excited to review each of them." abcnews.go.com

Amazon 'Experience' Goes Live in Kohl's
The online giant has opened in-store shops, dubbed Amazon Smart Home Experience and staffed by Amazon, in 10 Kohl's locations in the Los Angeles and Chicago area. The shops provide a hands-on experience where customers can interact with (and purchase) a variety of Amazon devices, including Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV, and Fire tablets.

The spaces also serve as a showcase for how smart home products - many powered by Alexa - can modernize and simplify home management, entertainment and security. Customers can also schedule an Amazon expert to come to their home, evaluate their needs and install smart home products. In addition, customers can also make free returns of goods purchased on Amazon.com at the same 10 locations. cnbc.com

AVP, Global Executive Protection & Physical Security for TJX Companies, in Framingham, MA
The Assistant Vice President, Global Executive Protection and Physical Security develops and executes ongoing strategies to minimize risks to the senior level executives of the organization as well as assists in ensuring the successful strategy and implementation of global Home Office Campus and Corporate buildings premises security and life and safety operations.

Our retail chains include TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com in the U.S.; Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada; TK Maxx in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as Homesense and tkmaxx.com in the U.K.; and TK Maxx in Australia. In 2016, we had over $33 billion in sales, more than 3,800 stores, and 235,000 Associates. jobs.tjx.com

Start Up Opportunity
Senior Director, Risk and Loss Prevention for RetailMeNot, Inc., in Austin, TX

Are you passionate about contributing to a fast-growing business? Do you want to have a visible and tangible impact in decision-making that directly affects a P&L? If so, come join our team! We are looking for someone to establish and build a risk and loss prevention team and partner with our legal, compliance and information security teams with a targeted focus on RetailMeNot's cash back and gift card offerings.

Do you have experience in the financial services or payment industry? Do you have a high-level technical experience working with product and engineering teams?

● You'll define standard methodologies to mitigate risk of loss in our cash back offering relating to return fraud (specifically courtesy payout abuse, bot accounts, account take-overs, and abuse of promotions). ● You'll also be a key partner on all Rewards product development ensuring risk is appropriately prioritized in roadmap development and planning. ● You'll be the leader on all gift card risk and loss prevention strategies and procedures including refund abuse, credit card fraud, gift card fraud, and supplier fraud.

RetailMeNot, Inc. is the ultimate savings destination, connecting millions of consumers to the retailers, brands and restaurants they love - both online and in-store. With a presence in North America, the United Kingdom and France, we help drive engagement and sales for more than 70,000 brands internationally. jobs.lever.co

Dollar General Director of LP job posting removed from LinkedIn

Superior Grocers Manager of Investigations job reposted on their website

CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue parent company HBC steps down

Bon-Ton suppliers start to pull back shipments

Hhgregg emerges from bankruptcy as an online-only brand, with stores possible

Plus-size chain Fashion to Figure to close 10 of 26 stores after holidays

America's Funniest LP 'Quick Takes' with Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley
- Running all week in our LPNN column below

Last week's #1 article --

LPRC in the News
Dr. Read Hayes shows off cutting-edge theft-prevention technology

When it comes to crime, the core mission of the LPRC (Loss Prevention Research Council) is to detect a problem fast, define what's occurring, and decide the best course of action.

Earlier this month, the LPRC held their annual IMPACT conference at the University of Florida. Learn more about how the Loss Prevention Research Council helps deter criminals in this week's Tech Tuesday. wclb.com


IAI 2018 Elite Training Day Event to Feature
False Confession Expert Saul Kassin as Keynote Speaker

The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) is proud to announce false confession expert, Dr. Saul Kassin, will be the keynote speaker at IAI's annual Elite Training Day event April 11 - 12, 2018.

Saul Kassin is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and Massachusetts Professor Emeritus at Williams College, in Williamstown, MA.

Elite Training Day is the main event of the year in the interview and interrogation community where leading experts from across the globe gather for exclusive training and networking opportunities. Developed by IAI, this is the only event with a dedicated focus on honing the skills of the interviewer.

Take advantage of early bird pricing! Register here
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WEBINAR: Anatomy of a Cyberattack - Watch Now!

As cyber criminals continue to evolve their tactics, it is imperative that businesses become more vigilant to combat cyberattacks.

Join us for the webinar "Anatomy of a Cyberattack", as our panel of cyber experts dissect recent cyberattacks that brought businesses to their knees globally. The webinar will also provide a roadmap for navigating potential future attacks and how to reduce your business' exposure.

You'll learn:

  ● Practical guidance about the types of cyberattacks on the horizon.
  ● The latest cybersecurity regulations
  ● What pitfalls to avoid in the wake of an attack

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Whole Foods Market Payment Card Investigation Update
Replaces Compromised POS Systems

Whole Foods Market has resolved the incident previously announced on September 28, 2017, involving unauthorized access of payment card information used at certain venues such as tap rooms and full table-service restaurants located within some stores. These venues use a different point of sale system than the company's primary store checkout systems, and payment cards used at the primary store checkout systems were not affected. Whole Foods Market learned of the unauthorized access on September 23, 2017. The company conducted an investigation, obtained the help of a leading cyber security forensics firm, and contacted law enforcement. Whole Foods Market replaced these point of sale systems for payment card transactions.

Over the six month period, the incident impacted about 100 venues in 30 states, including California, Florida, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Big cities including New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., were also targeted.

The Amazon.com systems do not connect to these systems at Whole Foods Market.

Editor's Note: This is the same thing that happened at Barnes & Noble's restaurants. Obviously more accessible and rather easy for a pro to install the software. However being that restaurants are considered a high target, one has to merely consider the possibility of collusion or an insider threat potentially? Probably not, but certainly something to keep in mind. Just a thought.  businesswire.com

Mastercard Eyes the Future of Retail with Augmented Reality Shopping Experience
Mastercard unveiled an augmented reality shopping experience today that for the first time incorporates Masterpass and Identity Check Mobile with iris authentication for safe and seamless payments. Developed with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and ODG (Osterhout Design Group), it delivers photorealistic augmented reality and provides consumers the ultimate customized, security-focused shopping experience.

Augmented reality has the potential to reshape the retail environment, making it more immersive and efficient. This new AR experience from Mastercard will not only let shoppers view digital representations of products before they commit to a purchase, but also learn more about what they are buying, see additional options not available in the physical location and get instant recommendations or other information relevant to their unique experience. businesswire.com

FBI Seeks DDoS Attack Evidence from Victims
The FBI has requested that US victims of DDoS attacks share the details of the experience, regardless of the scale of attack or financial impact to the organization.

According to its statement, victims will be asked to share descriptions of losses incurred through the attack, as well as the traffic protocol and IP addresses used by the attack and "any extortion/threats pertaining to the DDoS attack."

The FBI has requested that DDoS victims contact their local FBI field office and/or file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), regardless of dollar loss or timing of incident. infosecurity-magazine.com

Webinar: Being Compliant is Not Being Secure - Your Business is Still at Risk!
Digital businesses of all sizes are facing a myriad of new and complex threats, which demands a change in their approach to IT security. Passing regulatory compliance checks and adhering to security standards is a good first step, but that's not enough to protect your IT infrastructure from being compromised or suffering a data breach.

CIOs/CISOs should stop focusing on check-box compliance just to meet regulatory requirements that apply to their industry (e.g. SOX, PCI, HIPAA/HITECH), and shift to a risk-based mindset. What does this mean to you in the small and medium business market segment?

Attend this webinar and learn how you can address the following 3 key principles for implementing a risk-based security mindset.

  ● Determine how information flows, rather than controlling flow of information
  ● Stop trying to perfectly protect your organization, and invest in detection and response
  ● Accept the limitations of technology and become people-centric  databreachtoday.com

How to Talk to the C-Suite about Malware Trends

Surveying 17 Anti-Virus Firms on Their Security Practices


America's Funniest LP 'Quick Takes'

With MCs Joe LaRocca & Amber Bradley

Joe Rants About Social Media

Originally Published 2-19-15

MCs Joe and Amber talk about finding the right balance between work and life on social media in this fun, honest LPNN Quick Take. Amber puts Joe on the "hot seat," asking about his social media policy - Would Joe accept a Friend Request on Facebook from a work colleague? His answer may surprise you.

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Walmart.com may become an online mall
Move Over Amazon, Here Comes Walmart.com

Walmart and Lord & Taylor are in talks to give the department store its own space on Walmart.com, a source told The Wall Street Journal.

This is potentially part of a larger plan to turn Walmart.com into an online mall. Walmart may be looking to house a number of retailers on its site, including previous acquisitions Bonobos and Jet.com. That's likely because providing inventory from a swath of retail players on Walmart.com could attract many new shoppers by turning the site into a one-stop-shop, similar to a shopping mall. Moreover, customers would be afforded the added convenience of being able to pick up and return their orders at one of Walmart's many brick-and-mortar locations. Walmart already has a good foundation of retailers to fill out its online mall, as it can utilize its large number of e-commerce acquisitions.

Being part of Walmart's online mall may prove valuable for Lord & Taylor and other retailers. As many brick-and-mortar retailers struggle, getting on Walmart.com could provide considerable exposure and sales.
One key aspect to keep an eye on is how much control retailers will have over their "stores" in Walmart's online mall. Brand image is very important to retailers, and Walmart is generally perceived as a low-price retailer, so third-party sellers may only want to join if they have full creative control.

Editor's Note: Can't say Walmart isn't changing, flexing and adopting to the new environment. If anyone has the power to compete with them straight up it's Walmart and by teaming up with there online business some other retailers may see an injection of sales. As they say "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." businessinsider.com

4 common errors that can compromise your e‑commerce security
If you don't want your e-commerce website compromised, you should avoid the following careless actions:

Taking Compliance Lightly: Many e-commerce websites are prone to being easily compromised due to taking compliance lightly. If you haven't taken steps to ensure your e-commerce site is PCI-compliant, you're significantly increasing your risks of being compromised.

Not Using Multi-Party Authorization: One of the most careless mistakes you can make with your e-commerce site is not requiring multi-party authorization for administrators, especially when it comes to making key changes.

The advantage of having this in place for your e-commerce site is that even if a hacker compromises the security of one of your employees, the hacker will still be able to do little with the compromised account.

Ignoring Security Basics When Accessing Key Sections of Your E-commerce Site: As basic as it sounds, ignoring security basics-especially when accessing key administrative sectors of your e-commerce site-can put you at needless security risks. Ensuring that the theft of one key employee's credentials does not put the site in jeopardy is one important principle.

Not Implementing Additional Steps of Authentication: You can give your e-commerce site an additional level of security by making it impossible to access key parts of your site without multiple layers of authentication. You could implement two-factor authentication in which administrators have to confirm their login using a code generated on their mobile devices even after their login credentials have been verified. digitalcommerce360.com

Kount Announces BOOSTTM Technology Delivering on Promise to Boost Sales, Beat Fraud Through AI

Digital Wallets to Surpass Credit Cards as Preferred Online Payment Method by 2021-Even in U.S.: Report

Two Men Defraud Staples $1.4M in Loyalty Rewards & Product Rebates
Querying Staples Website for Small Transactions

Layne Michael Gosnell, 46, of Georgia, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Boston in connection with a scheme to defraud Staples Inc. of more than $1.4 million.

Gosnell and co-conspirator John Douglas, among others, engaged in a complex scheme to defraud Staples of more than $1.4 million worth of customer loyalty rewards and product rebates by creating more than 1,100 fake Staples rewards accounts. Douglas created a computer script to query a Staples website and seek unclaimed customer loyalty rewards for purchases that neither he nor Gosnell made. The computer script made thousands of queries a day, amassing more than $889,000 worth of rewards in small increments, often less than one dollar at a time. Gosnell and Douglas then used the rewards like cash to buy merchandise at Staples retail locations throughout the southern United States and along the eastern seaboard. Gosnell sold the merchandise on eBay.

Gosnell and Douglas used a similar method to claim more than $527,000 in cash rebates for products that they did not purchase.

John Douglas, the other co-conspirator, sentenced to 30 months in prison - ordered to pay $691,327 in restitution and $553,061 in forfeiture. justice.gov

Worthington, MN: Shopko Employee pleads Guilty to $3,850 theft; Shopko claims she stole $150,000 in merchandise
Deborah Frodermann, 51, pleaded guilty to three counts of felony theft charges, which stemmed from October 2014 to April 2016. The amount of merchandise stolen to which Frodermann pleaded guilty to is $3,850. At Wednesday's plea hearing, Frodermann said, while employed full-time by Shopko, she would usually gather inexpensive clearance items ranging from clothes to small makeup items into a box and take it out the back door and into her vehicle.

She also admitted to then taking the merchandise to Sioux Falls, S.D. and reselling them at Plato's Closet. Two other charges on the case were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. The charges stem from investigations from Shopko and the Worthington Police Department in August 2016. When interviewed by Shopko, Frodermann said she had stolen merchandise from her employer over the past five to six years in order to help others financially. Shopko estimated Frodermann had stolen $150,000 worth of merchandise. dglobe.com

Lexington, KY: Repeat high-dollar shoplifter strikes Lowe's
This week's Crime of the Week involves a shoplifter who struck the Lowe's store on Grey Lag Way in Hamburg. An unidentified woman loaded DeWalt tool sets valued in excess of $500 in a shopping cart on July 6 and exited the store. Loss prevention workers attempted to stop the suspect but she refused to comply. The suspect fled in a white or silver Jeep Liberty or similar vehicle. The suspect was identified by loss prevention as a repeat offender from previous shoplifting incidents. kentucky.com

Sioux City, IA: Three teenagers arrested for involvement in multiple
Siouxland burglaries

Several suspects involved in a string of burglaries in Sioux City and South Sioux City, Nebraska, have been arrested. Three juveniles between the ages of 14 to 16 were arrested Saturday when they attempted to shoplift at Walmart. The three were involved in three burglaries between October 17-19, with two of the suspects also being involved in a burglary of the Sprint on September 30. On October 17, four male suspects broke into the Urban Casual Store, and stole over $1000 worth of merchandise. Half an hour later, the group broke into the Younkers store at Southern Hills Mall, before breaking into a Verizon store in South Sioux City, Nebraska a short time later. Two days later on October 19, the group broke into the AT&T Store to attempt to steal merchandise but left with nothing. ktiv.com

Orchard Park, NY: Three charged in $900 shoplifting at Kohl's

Mechanicsburg, PA: Police see surge in shoplifting due to opioid crisis

San Antonio, TX: Shoplifter displays handgun to Walmart Loss Prevention; Couple led Police on chase that ends with female in custody

Sentencing: Queensbury, NY: $1,000 Shoplifting case at French Mountain Commons leads to 3 year prison sentence

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Shootings & Deaths

Indianapolis, IN: Man shot & killed in Indy Kroger, suspect arrested and charged with murder
A man was shot and killed inside a Kroger store on Indianapolis' south side Friday evening. Police said the shooting happened in the dairy section of the store shortly after 8:15 p.m.

When police arrived they found a man lying in the aisle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses told police that after the shooting the suspect ran from the store and carjacked another customer in the parking lot.

After a search of the area, detectives were able to locate the stolen vehicle a few blocks form the store and attempted to stop it. The driver led police on a short pursuit before crashing into several parked cars and running from the scene. After a brief chase, officers arrested Jason Cooper, 37.

He is currently charged him with murder, but other charges may be filed by the prosecutor's office. Kroger officials released the following statement about the shooting. "This is a tragic situation. Fortunately, no one else was hurt. For now, we will strive to comfort shaken associates and do whatever we can to help police with the investigation." theindychannel.com

Suspect ID'd in fatal shooting of man inside Kroger grocery

Phoenix, AZ: Clerk killed in deadly robbery at valley jewelry /pawn shop
Police have identified Mikhail Y. Khachaturov, 56, as the clerk who was shot and killed during a robbery Saturday afternoon. At 7th Street and Dunlap, a suspect tried robbing a "We Buy Gold" store. Things went terribly wrong, and the gunman shot the clerk and then fled the scene. Police say witnesses heard a gunshot go off in the shop. When police arrived, they found Khachaturov with a gunshot wound. fox10phoenix.com

Kent, WA: One man shot, another hit by car in ATF undercover sting outside Lowe's
An undercover police sting to catch men selling illegal guns reportedly went sideways Friday evening in Kent and led to the shooting of one man and a second man getting hit by a vehicle. An undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) met two men in a vehicle just before 5 p.m. in the Lowe's parking lot. "An undercover officer was purchasing firearms from the suspects, the suspects attempted to rob the undercover agent when the deal was going down and a shooting ensued," said Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas during a press conference across the street from Lowe's. "The driver of the suspect vehicle was hit and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries. The passenger took off running with a gun and ran out onto Pacific Highway South and was hit by a car. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries." kiro7.com

Update: Nashville, TN: Police make two arrests in Rite Aid Armed Robbery/ Security Guard shooting, alleged inside job
Metro Nashville police on Friday arrested and charged Dionte Breedlove, 23, for the Oct 9. shooting of an unarmed security guard at a Rite Aid on West End Avenue during a robbery of the business. The next day, they also arrested a Rite Aid employee, who police say was at the scene of the crime and appears to have helped in the robbery.

Police have accused Breedlove of shooting security guard Garion Bogard, 22, at around 4 a.m. at the Rite Aid during a robbery. Bogard was critically wounded. Police on Saturday arrested Rite Aid employee Carlos Valcarcel-Arocho, 21, after the department's investigation determined he had a role in planning the robbery. Valcarcel-Arocho and Breedlove know each other, according to police.

Police say Breedlove approached Bogard and two other Rite Aid employees who were engaged in conversation and demanded cash at gunpoint. It's unclear why Breedlove fired at Bogard, police say. Breedlove, who allegedly entered the store draped in a blanket, fled with a cash in a bag. Police have also accused Breedlove of robbing the same Rite Aid story on Sept. 14. tennessean.com

Miami-Dade, FL: Woman fatally shot in parking lot of strip mall

North Las Vegas, NV: Man critically wounded in shooting in Walmart's parking lot

Update - Warsaw, Poland: Stabbings at Polish shopping mall not terror attack

Bomb Threat

Sweetwater, FL: Miami man planned to detonate explosive at Dolphin Mall
Authorities took a man into custody after he reportedly planned to set off an explosive at one of South Florida's busiest malls. The Miami Herald reported that Miami resident Vicente Solano was arrested Friday night. He allegedly had plans to detonate a weapon of mass destruction at Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, but undercover FBI agents thwarted the planned attack. Authorities told Herald reporters there is no indication the suspect was directed by the Islamic State. wsvn.com

Robberies & Thefts

Richland County, SC: Woman accused of stealing and assaulting Old Navy employee
The Richland County Sheriff's Department is seeking a suspect wanted for strong arm robbery. On Oct. 10 at the Old Navy store, a female suspect is accused of stealing and assaulting an employee as she fled. The suspect allegedly concealed clothing items on her person, and walked out of the store without paying, according to the sheriff's department. She's accused of then attempting to pepper spray the employee in the face, before fleeing with the stolen items. thestate.com

Whitfield County, GA: Shoplifting case at Circle K triggers a 2 County, 115 MPH Police chase

Coram, NY: Mother, son and daughter charged in string of knifepoint robberies

Edina, MN: Former Mrs. America who stole $5,500 from Macy's in a price tag switching scheme is sentenced to 2 years of probation and community service

Akron, OH: Serial robber with gun targeting T-Mobile & Boost Mobile stores

Morton Grove, IL: Woman used her Grandchildren to shoplift merchandise

Kay Jewelers in the Providence Place Mall, Providence, RI, reported a Grab & Run on 10/21, item valued at $2,249

Piercing Pagoda in the Pheasant Lane Mall, Nashua, NH reported a Grab & Run on 10/21, item valued at $579

Piercing Pagoda in the Desert Sky Mall, Phoenix, AZ reported a Grab & Run on 10/19, item valued at $1,999

Piercing Pagoda in the Brass Mill Mall, Waterbury, CT reported a Smash & Grab on 10/21, items valued at $4,119

Peoples Jewelers in the Hillcrest Mall, Thornhill, ON, CN reported a Grab & Run on 10/20, item valued at $7,499

Skimming Thefts

Chicago, IL: More Than a Dozen Skimming Devices Found Across City
Eight Walgreens stores, One 7-Eleven Hit
Chicago police issued an alert Saturday after at least a dozen ATMs were found to have skimming devices attached to them at stores and banks across the city. The devices - placed over or inside card slots to steal account information from customers - were discovered at 13 separate locations in less than a month, according to police. Of the 13 locations, eight were located at Walgreens stores and one was located at a 7-Eleven. Four other skimming devices were found at banks. In some of these instances, a camera was also placed at the ATM to record PIN numbers as they were entered, police said. nbcchicago.com


Arrests & Sentencings

Richmond, TX: Teen charged in April shooting death of Galveston security guard

Summerville, SC: Man arrested, facing charges for 3 robberies



Arby's - Warren, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Mobile, AL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Comstock Township, MI - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Yemassee, SC - Robbery
C- Store - Sparks, NV - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Kokomo, IN - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Schoolcraft Township, MI - Burglary
C-Store - Wichita, KS - Robbery (Kwik Shop)
C- Store- Wichita, KS - Robbery (Quik Trip)
C- Store - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Fall River, MA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Jasper, TX - Armed Robbery
Dalzell Jewelers - Crystal Lake, IL - Robbery/ Assault
Dollar General - Wichita, KS - Robbery
Dollar General - Smyrna, TN - Robbery
Dollar General - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Dunkin Donuts - Coram, NY - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Lynchburg, VA - Armed Robbery
Jimmy Johns - East Lansing, MI - Armed Robbery
Lingerie store - Beaver Dam, WI - Robbery
Liquor Store - El Cerrito, CA - Armed Robbery / Clerk shot & wounded
Metro PCS - Lexington, KY - Robbery
O'Reilly's - Columbia, MO - Armed Robbery
Pawn Shop - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery / Clerk shot and killed
● Piercing Pagoda - Waterbury, CT - Robbery
Pizza Hut - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Zanesville, OH - Armed Robbery
Salvation Army - Henderson County, KY - Robbery
Speedway - Cumberland, MD - Armed Robbery
T- Mobile - Houston, TX - Burglary
Valero - College Station, TX - Armed Robbery
Walgreen's - Conway, SC - Armed Robbery
7- Eleven - Fall River, MA - Armed Robbery
7- Eleven - Reno, NV - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
32 robberies
2 burglaries
2 shooting
1 killings






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