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Central Ohio Crime Stoppers Recognize
Meijer as 'Business of the Year'

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Andrew Barborak, CFI named Director of Loss Prevention
for Gander Outdoors

Andrew was previously the Director of Loss Prevention for Gander Mountain, and was with the retailer for over twelve years. He also held various positions for Target, including Assets Protection Process Analyst, Assets Protection Team Lead and Sr. Assets Protection Specialist. He was also an Exchange Detective Supervisor for Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Andrew earned his Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from University of North Dakota, and his Masters in Security Management from Michigan State University. Congratulations Andrew!

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Williamsburg, VA, Merchants Square
Improvised Explosive Device Detonated 5 p.m. Thursday
Pipe Bomb Suspect Bought Bomb-Making Materials at Bass Pro Shop
Chico's Employee Smelled Sulfur

Gloucester man accused of planting a pipe bomb at Colonial Williamsburg last week was seen on Hampton Bass Pro Shop surveillance video buying materials for the device.

Stephen Powers, 30, was arrested at his Gloucester home by the Williamsburg Police Department on Friday. Powers, a former Colonial Williamsburg maintenance employee, is accused of planting the device near a Merchants Square parking lot. It exploded about 5 p.m. Thursday, officials said. No one was injured in the blast.

The parking lot, in a highly populated area with a lot of foot traffic, is on the corner of Francis and South Boundary streets.

The investigation into Powers appears to have started days before the device exploded when a Chico's employee smelled sulfur from the maintenance office below the Chico's store.

Powers is charged with possession of and using an explosive device and committing an act of terrorism. dailypress.com

Second Bomb Case Around Retailers This Week
With Monday's Miami Dolphin Mall incident, this makes two cases of reported bomb cases this week alone, the first time the Daily has reported such cases in such a close time period.

Now certainly the authorities are trying to keep all of this off the press and rightfully so, however, reporters covering the court systems are combing through unsealed court records. And the above case was an actual small pipe bomb explosion thankfully with no one hurt and the reports really don't lead to any foreign connections. Just a thought, Gus Downing

Walgreens to shutter 600 stores as part of Rite Aid deal
Walgreens 'Rebrand' Of Rite Aids Will Take Three Years, Cost $750M

In September, Walgreens said it secured regulatory clearance to purchase 1,932 Rite Aid stores, three distribution centers and related inventory for $4.375 billion. Walgreens is buying the Rite Aids in phases with the "first few" acquired in the past week and the remaining to be purchased by spring of 2018.

As part of the consolidation, Walgreens will also close 600 stores. Most of the 600 closures will be Rite Aids though executives said some Walgreens will close as well.

Over the next three years, the Rite Aid stores Walgreens is buying primarily in the northeast and southern U.S. will be re-branded as Walgreens at a cost of $750 million. Walgreens will also spend an additional $500 million on Rite Aid store conversions and capital expenses. forbes.com

CONTROLTEK Declared Integrator of the Year Award by Nedap
CONTROLTEK, an emerging leader in retail product protection, has received the Integrator of the Year Award by Nedap, the Netherlands-based manufacturer of increasingly popular iD Top and iSense EAS systems.

"Nedap is pleased to honor CONTROLTEK for leading the way in total system deliveries this year and for the success of its first time right program," said Pat O'Leary, Nedap's vice president and general manager. "Together, our two companies have successfully executed one of the largest rollouts in 2017 industry-wide, and we look forward to continuing to serve the U.S. retail industry together with cutting edge technology solutions and unparalleled execution."

"Here at CONTROLTEK, we are especially proud of our first time right program, which boasts a success rate of 95%," said Dave Hardeman, CONTROLTEK's director of Client Solutions Delivery. "What the program meant to our clients is less headaches, fewer disruptions and the peace of mind knowing that their systems are working as promised. We are very pleased with our partnership with Nedap, and believe that the quality of their hardware combined with the quality of our deployment makes us the highest value option when it comes to EAS."

The two companies have had a successful partnership since 2015, and jointly offer a suite of EAS and RFID options, which include systems, analytics, tags and labels.

Vector Security Earns PDQ Runner-Up Honors for Superb Alarm Management
Through the years super-regional Vector Security of Warrendale, Pa., has established itself as one of the electronic security industry's more successful and best run installation and monitored services providers. These actions have led to the company capturing numerous awards from myriad organizations, including being the first and only two-time winner of the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award (2006 and 2013).

Vector Security, which operates its own TMA Five Diamond central station, once again demonstrated a concentrated and comprehensive alarm management program that fell just shy of winning the 2017 PDQ honor. Here, Vector Security Dispatch Reduction Manager/Central Station Supervisor Afornia Hawthorne and Vice President of Central Station Services Anita Ostrowski detail key elements of the company's banner program. securitysales.com

FBI tried and failed to unlock 7,000 encrypted devices
Agency's director calls it a 'huge problem', impacting investigations

The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications.

In the first 11 months of the fiscal year, federal agents were unable to access the content of more than 6,900 mobile devices, Wray said in a speech at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia.

"To put it mildly, this is a huge, huge problem," Wray said. "It impacts investigations across the board - narcotics, human trafficking, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, gangs, organized crime, child exploitation." canadiansecuritymag.com

Target, Levi, Lululemon talk RFID
Target, Lululemon Athletica and Levi Strauss, among others, have seen improvements in inventory accuracy and fulfillment processes from deploying RFID technology in stores, according to the Journal of Retail Analytics from Northwestern University's Retail Analytics Council.

While benefits are clear, some challenges to RFID implementation still exist in terms of getting organizational buy-in for projects from executives, as well as earning the understanding and support of store associates - but also that these hurdles could be overcome by focusing on the business goals retailers are aiming to achieve.

Target has been pressing hard on the RFID front for a few years now, and at one point had a goal to get RFID tags in all of its stores by last year. Karl Bracken, senior vice president of supply chain transformation at Target, said during the panel that the retailer has made progress and has been "pleasantly surprised by the benefits," but has also had to take baby steps.

Our interest in RFID initially was in ensuring that we could have more accurate count integrity of our inventory throughout our network," he said. According to Bracken, many Target stores contain as many as 85,000 items in each store, with inventory turning over quickly and some products getting misplaced, broken or stolen. Using RFID helped the retailer keep better track of inventory and also improved Target's ship-from-store and pick-up in-store services by allowing the retailer to find and prepare items more quickly.

One of the hurdles we've been working through is determining where it makes sense on a category-by-category basis to use RFID. Where do you run into physical limitations with the tags not working?" retaildive.com

Security Concerns Over Amazon Key - Opens your home for indoor deliveries
The Prime members-only service, called Amazon Key, uses a smart lock and connected camera. When a delivery is made the courier scans the package's barcode which sends an access request to Amazon's cloud. When it grants permission, the camera starts recording, the courier swipes a prompt on their app and then your door unlocks. They leave the package by the door and relock it on their way out. You'll get a notification that the delivery has been made, along with a video of the drop-off to reassure you everything was done above board.

The service -- while set to revolutionize the delivery market -- feels like a huge test of trust. Are people prepared to let strangers into their homes while they're not there, just because it makes getting packages a bit easier? How do security concerns stack up against ultra-convenience? Some might argue the service launches us ever further into a sci-fi-like existence where computers monitor and guide our every move. But as Amazon has already demonstrated with its futuristic drone delivery aspirations and super-connected, Alexa-managed homes, we're not too far away from that reality already. engadget.com

Cambridge Security Seals Wins 2017 Manufacturing Award at RBA's 8th Annual Green Council Awards
Cambridge Security Seals ("CSS"), a leading American manufacturer of tamper-evident and loss prevention security seals, received the 2017 Manufacturing Award by New York's Rockland Business Association's Green Council. At the October 19th awards luncheon and ceremony, CSS was presented with the award and lauded for its company-wide success in pursuing energy-efficient and waste-improving technologies and strategies. globalnewswire.com

Intellicheck's Retail ID Mobile Powers Fraud Prevention and Customer Satisfaction For Prominent Independent Jewelry Store Chain
Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. an industry leader in delivering real-time threat identification and identification authentication that provides the "antivirus" to the epidemic of counterfeit IDs, today announced that a large independent jewelry store chain has selected Retail ID Mobile to deter fraud at its 20 plus retail locations in the West, South and Midwest. businesswire.com

Malls pour billions into remodels
Looking to create destinations that captivate shoppers beyond mere retail purchases, mall owners have spent more than $8 billion in renovations during the past three years.

The capital improvement upgrades in malls reviewed by JLL fell into five main categories:

1. Food/entertainment: Forty-one percent of malls added food and beverage options, and of those 55% also added entertainment offerings.
2. Non-retail. Forty-three percent of malls are adding non-retail uses, including multifamily, office, hotels, call centers, schools, distribution centers and/or medical facilities.
3. Community. Twenty percent of malls are dedicating space to the community, including open green spaces and kid-friendly play areas.
4. Makeovers. Ninety-four percent of malls are getting a makeover through common area improvements, rebranding and/or making tenant upgrades.
5. De-malling. Twenty-two percent of malls are actually de-malling the space or demolishing it for the highest and best use in the community.

These top five ways to redevelop a mall have their pros and cons, but they all need to prove one thing in common - a return on investment or at the very least, a cap on the opportunity loss, JLL said. chainstoreage.com

Retail Industry Leads In Perception Of Corporate Diversity
The retail industry is perceived to have the most diverse corporate leaders while the real estate and construction industries are considered to be the least diverse, according to a report. Owler's 2017 Perceptions of Leadership Team Diversity study focuses on how the public perceives corporate leaders. Companies can promote how diverse they are, but perception doesn't always match up with reality, according to the research. mediapost.com

Lumber Liquidators Strikes $36M Deal In Hazardous Laminate MDL

Toys 'R' Us says most top vendors have resumed shipments

Airlines get ready for new security rules on all U.S.-bound flights

Quarterly Results
Walgreens Retail Pharmacy USA Q4 comp's up 3.1%, Pharmacy up 12.6%, Retail down 3.9%, sales up 7.5%, total company sales up 5.3%
Chipotle Q3 comp's up 1%, sales up 8.8%

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Omnichannel fraud fight requires at least some silos
The ability for consumers to shop and pay from a mobile device is causing organizations to quickly find new opportunities to engage consumers and secure their loyalty. Javelin predicts that the value of mobile retail payments in the U.S. will exceed $220 billion in 2017.

But organizations must also brace for a new wave of fraud, as fraudsters look for new ways to exploit these newer types of transactions as they become more and more mainstream.

A recent research report shows from LexisNexis that mobile fraud is growing at a rate 3 to 4 times faster than for brick and mortar-only merchants. It also confirms that fraud is costing organizations more on the mobile channel than online and brick and mortar fraud.

If you're an omnichannel merchant, it's critical to analyze fraud separately across your brick and mortar, online and mobile channels, in order to focus your information security resources where they are most needed. paymentssource.com

PIN on Glass to Revolutionize Retail Payments for Merchants
MagicCube, the creator of the world's only Software Trusted Execution Environment platform (sTEE), today introduced a new Impact Note from Javelin Strategy and Research that outlines the potential of PIN on Glass technology on point-of-sale (POS) commerce. Building on the momentum of improving card acceptance across U.S. retailers, PIN on Glass transforms regular mobile devices into full-featured POS systems capable of securely accepting payment card PINs onto a touchscreen. investorideas.com

Awareness Grows but Action Still Lags on Cybersecurity
Awareness of cybersecurity and the risks of having poor or no security is on the rise but many companies still haven't taken action, as a survey shows 44% of the 9,500 executives who were asked said their organization doesn't have an overall information security strategy. Fifty-four percent said they don't have an incident-response process, according to the Global State of Information Security survey of chief executives, finance chiefs, chief information officers, chief security officers, vice presidents and directors of IT and security practices in 122 countries put out by PwC and the publications CIO and CSO. "Many organizations need to evaluate their digital risk and focus on building resilience for the inevitable," said Sean Joyce, PwC's U.S. cybersecurity and privacy leader, in the report. wsj.com

New Ransomware Attacks
"Bad Rabbit" Rocks Russia, Ukraine - and Beyond

Attack employs new version of infamous NotPetya ransomware used in June attacks on Ukraine targets.

A wave of ransomware infections is hitting hundreds of government, media, transportation, and other targets in Eastern Europe today mainly in Russia and Ukraine, but also in Bulgaria, Germany, and Turkey.

US-CERT said today that is has received "multiple reports" of Bad Rabbit infections from "many countries," and says victims should not pay the ransom because it doesn't guarantee the attackers will release the hijacked, locked-down data. darkreading.com

The impact of threat hunting on your security operations
The main goal of threat hunting is to find traces attackers have left behind in the organization's IT environment. These traces can date back to already solved crises or can be the first indicator of an ongoing attack.

In general, threat hunting can be most efficiently implemented by organizations that already have a solid, mature information security operations center (SOC) and computing incident response team (CIRT). While the latter two are holding the fort (so to speak), threat hunters are free to cast a wider net.

Threat hunting starts with the assumption that an incident has happened, but it's not based on already received alerts. It can be based on findings from previous hunts, or information from outside the organization (provided by other analysts, organizations, etc.). helpnetsecurity.com

New Tool Debuts for Hacking Back at Hackers in Your Network
Call it hacking back, call it next-generation incident response, but don't call it illegal: that's how security firm Cymmetria frames a new security platform it rolled out today.

Cymmetria's newest deception technology platform, called MazeHunter, lets organizations engage with attackers that infiltrated their network and are operating on their machines. darkreading.com

Netskope Context-Aware Information Rights Management Program Provides Protection That Follows the Data
Integrations and new method provides cloud data protection for the "last mile" prnewswire.com

Windows 10 security: Here's how to shield your files from ransomware

New Cybercrime Insurance Policy Protects the 'High Net Worth' Set


ASIS Toronto award winners for security, policing and scholarships
The Toronto chapter of ASIS International recently awarded its annual security and law enforcement awards, as well as scholarships for security professionals in training who are seeking to further their education and expand their credentials. The awards were held on Oct. 19 at the Toronto Congress Centre in conjunction with this year's Security Canada Central show, organized and hosted by the Canadian Security Association (CANASA).  canadiansecuritymag.com

'If you can talk, you can breathe'
Walmart security used excessive force in woman's arrest, witness says

Walmart Canada is investigating after two security guards restrained a woman who claimed to be pregnant outside an Edmonton store Sunday night - and witnesses say the men used excessive force. The woman, who remains unidentified, was taken to hospital and treated for "non-life-threatening injuries" and later charged with theft under $5,000.

Each guard held one of the woman's arms behind her back. Both knelt on her back. On a video recorded by a witness, the woman could be heard screaming "I can't breathe." One guard replied, "If you can talk, you can breathe." The same guard was then heard talking with a bystander who questioned his use of force. "Then call 911 and charge me," he told the bystander.

As the two continued to hold the woman down, she screamed, "Just roll me on my stomach, please." "No," the guard replied. Shortly after that, the woman told the guard she was pregnant. Another 45 seconds passed before the woman was allowed to get up. She was then taken into the store by the two guards.

In a three-sentence email to CBC News, a Walmart Canada spokesperson said the corporation is aware of the incident. "We can confirm that we are looking into the situation and will take appropriate action as necessary."  cbc.ca

Walmart Canada Introduces Self-Scanning, In Latest Threat To Retail Jobs
Walmart expanded technology that allows shoppers to choose to carry a scanner that tallies up their purchases to 20 stores in B.C., Alberta and Ontario on Monday. Shoppers at those stores only need to stop by a self-checkout kiosk or visit a cashier to pay their bill.

While companies promise the trend toward automation won't cost workers their jobs, experts say the long-term outlook for salespeople and cashiers is bleak.

Retail salespeople and cashiers are among the top five jobs most at risk from automation, according to a June 2016 report by The Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

About 42 per cent of Canada's labour force is at risk of being affected by automation over the next 10 to 20 years, the report found, including 656,000 retail salesperson and 309,000 cashier jobs. huffingtonpost.ca

Wake Up Call for Online Retailers in Canada
More Than Half of Canadians Think Fraud is Inevitable When Shopping Online
In a wake-up call for online business, the Lost in Transaction report contradicts the widely-held belief that consumers value convenience and experience over security when shopping online. Instead, 57 percent of consumers are willing to accept any security measures needed to eradicate fraud, while nearly two thirds (60 percent) are open to the introduction of more secure payment processes such as two-factor authentication.

By contrast only 38 percent of Canadian businesses believe their customers would favor tighter security, and more than half (59 percent) think longer verification processes increase their risk of losing customers. In fact, only 9 percent of Canadian consumers abandon online shopping carts due to payment security taking too long; while the most significant driver of abandoned carts is hidden transaction fees and delivery charges, according to 45 percent of consumers.

Another way in which businesses intend to tackle fraud is by reducing their dependence on traditional payment methods. 43 percent of Canadian businesses would like to see a decline in payment by credit cards, with debit cards and cheques not far behind.

"It's not surprising that businesses are looking to the future for better detection and prevention, at everything from biometrics to voice activated systems. Increasingly, machine learning is being used to lower fraud rates, lower the amount of manual reviews and increase conversion. By encouraging consumers to embrace emerging payment technologies, businesses will be able to improve the security underpinning the payments process. In this way they will satisfy the reasonable consumer demand for a secure process both online and at POS payments." businesswire.com

Study: Canadian retailers way behind in buy online, pickup in-store
Only 23% of Canadian retailers offer the service. And half of the retailers that do offer the service advertise it on their homepage - a huge missed opportunity, according to the study. While the Canadian retail market excels in aspects such as returns and e-commerce capabilities, retailers have room to improve in all aspects of omnichannel, and should prioritize this in order to catch-up to other global retailers. chainstoreage.com

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Winnipeg, MB: Patrons wrestle shotgun from suspect after restaurant robbery

An armed robbery in St. James Tuesday night has left the Winnipeg police Major Crimes Unit searching for three suspects. The robbery happened outside of Gizzys Restaurant & Bar around 8:30 p.m. Police said the three suspects robbed a patron of his cell phone while outside the restaurant.

The suspects then entered the restaurant. One of the three was armed with a shotgun and ordered everyone to drop to the ground. The armed suspect fired one shot into the ceiling. Patrons and staff of the restaurant managed to overpower the suspects and take the shotgun away. globalnews.ca

London, ON: Variety store owner clings to life after brutal attack
After being brutally attacked outside his convenience store Saturday night, 56-year-old Rajaie Elshorafa, known to his neighbours as "Roger," remains in hospital in critical condition. Police have confirmed he was found outside his store at Clarence Street near Horton at about 6:50 p.m. Saturday night.

A warrant has been issued for Jessie Aaron McConnell for one count of aggravated assault. Horton Variety remained closed Monday, with neighbouring store owners shocked by the weekend assault. Elshorafa's family did stop by the convenience store but declined to comment. Police have not said what might have motivated the attack but continue to look at all evidence, including surveillance footage. cbc.ca

RELATED: Benefit concert planned for critically injured shopkeeper

Mountain, ON: Dolly Parton-style costume used in weekend robbery spree
A man produced a knife on Friday and demanded cash from a convenience store cashier, opening the till himself and grabbing cash before fleeing on foot. Around 8:45 p.m. Saturday, a man went into Shoppers Drug Mart and demanded narcotics, including oxycontin from the pharmacy. Then around 11 p.m., a white man walked into Gino's Pizza, pulled out a knife and leaned over the counter and took cash out of the till. And finally around 2:45 a.m., a man walked into a Mac's convenience store, asked for cigarettes and then pulled out a knife. He left with some cigarettes. The suspect is described as wearing a "big ridiculous Halloween wig" resembling singer Dolly Parton's hairstyle, a white tank top, a white bra and a black miniskirt. cbc.ca

(Update) Montreal, QC: Man convicted of murder in stabbing death of store clerk

(Update) New Westminster, BC: Surrey man injured in officer-involved parking lot shooting convicted

Surrey, BC: Off-duty officer, store staff struck in altercation with theft suspect

Toronto, ON: 2 charged after series of east end armed robbery spree

Burlington, ON: Police Seek $800 SportChek Shoplifting Suspects

Barrie, ON: Police seek Zehrs suspect after $360 meat theft

Robberies and Burglaries

C-Store - Mountain, ON - Armed Robbery
Charm Diamond Centre - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery
Gino's Pizza - Mountain, ON - Armed Robbery
Hi Convenience - London, ON - Armed Robbery
Mac's - Mountain, ON - Armed Robbery
Shoppers Drug Mart - Mountain, ON - Armed Robbery




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NEW DATA: Global Account Takeovers Spike 45 Percent
According to data from the October 2017 Global Fraud Index, a PYMNTS and Signifyd collaboration, account takeover use recently skyrocketed, climbing 45 percent in Q2 2017 alone. All told, merchants lost $3.3 billion to the popular fraud technique in only a few months, and that may only be the beginning. It's still the early days of the aftermath of Equifax, and while it remains to be seen just how much ammunition it has given fraudsters, reports indicate account takeovers have already jumped by 15 percent since.

The increase in account takeovers is symptomatic of the larger landscape of fraud. The Index finds that while fraud is still well below the highs of Q1 2016, it's been rising steadily over the past three quarters, and now nearly 4 percent of purchases are affected by it.

Other key takeaways from the October 2017 Global Fraud Index include:
$57.8 billion: value of potential fraud in the nine industries examined in the Index.
5.5 percent: increase in total fraud from Q2 2016 to Q2 2017.
11.64 percent: fraud rate of transactions exceeding $500, 22 times higher than the rate of transactions worth less than $100.
171.9 percent: increase in the rate of fraud in the cosmetics and perfumes industry. pymnts.com

Amazon.com has plans to drop off packages directly into shoppers' homes
The world's largest online retailer on Wednesday announced Amazon Key, a lock and camera system that users control remotely to let delivery associates slip goods into their houses. Customers can create temporary passcodes for friends and other services professionals to enter as well.

The move, in the works for more than a year, may help Amazon capture sales from shoppers who could not make it home to receive an order in person, and did not want the package stolen from their doorstep. It also signals Amazon's ambitions in the growing market for home security devices, where Alphabet's Nest Labs competes. fortune.com

Report: Amazon to control nearly 45% of e-commerce in 2017
As online sales in the U.S. grow by 15.8% to $452.76 billion by the end of this year, Amazon is poised to capture 43.5% (or $196.75 billion) of that. That's close to 4% of all retail sales in the U.S., according to eMarketer's research, which also found that e-commerce overall will account for 9% of all U.S. retail sales by the end of 2017. retaildive.com

Facebook's newest test separates out retailers' posts into another feed

As Amazon Moves In, Demand for Warehouse Space Climbs

140,000 brands to be part of Alibaba's Singles Day shopping festival


Hillsboro, OR: $300,000 worth of gems stolen vendor in McDonalds parking lot
Thieves made off with at least $300,000.00 dollars worth of gems in Hillsboro. They were stolen from a Montana couple's vehicle following the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show earlier this month. They tell KGW the crooks broke into their SUV and took the gems while they grabbing a bite to eat at the McDonalds. The couple were vendors at the Gem Show and specialize in Yogo Sapphires, which is relatively unique and, constituted much of the merchandise that had been stolen. kxl.com

Collier County, FL: Sleight-of-hand Jewelry thief arrested; ORC Investigator from U.K. helps solve the $13,000 theft via Facebook
A suspected thief accused of making off with $13,000 in jewelry from a North Naples store in February was arrested by federal agents in California this month and now awaits extradition to Collier County, according to a press release from the Collier County Sheriff's Office. In March, detectives released surveillance video of the crime captured on the store's cameras along with details of the crime on the agency's Facebook page. The post, which officials said was shared 85 times and reached more than 24,000 people, apparently reached an audience in Europe. A crime analyst from the United Kingdom who saw the video contacted the Sheriff's Office to identify the suspect, according to the release. The analyst identified the man as Nikolae Anghel, who was part of an organized crime group known for committing distraction thefts in Romania and the United Kingdom. naplesnews.com

Fort Meyers, FL: Shoplifting women connected to a spree of retail thefts at Old Navy and Victoria's Secret
Three women are being sought by law enforcement. The Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help to identify the trio. In each instance, the females enter the stores toting large bags. While looking over the businesses, they've been caught on camera stuffing various clothing items into their bags and walking out of the store without paying for the goods. In some cases, the women take special note of the locations of surveillance cameras and avoid them altogether. Two of the most recent thefts occurred at the Old Navy store at Page Field Commons and at Victoria's Secret at the Bell Tower Shops. news-press.com

Houston, TX: Police seeking two suspects in Galleria Saks theft
Authorities are looking for two suspects who were caught on camera stealing merchandise from a department store in the Houston Galleria. According to investigators, 51-year-old Wesley Daniels Jr and 42-year-old Jermarcus Jerome Singleton entered Saks Fifth Avenue around 10:15 a.m. on May 31 and shoved multiple articles of clothing into a bag. They then left the store without paying for the merchandise. On Oct. 23, authorities were able to identify the suspects, who were dressed in women's clothing at the time of the crime. Daniels also goes by the name Leslie Houston and Singleton is also known as Janae Mack. Both suspects have been charged with felony theft. Neither suspect is in custody. abc13.com

Osaka, Japan: Romanian couple came to Japan to steal Rolex watches
Osaka Prefectural Police have re-arrested a Romanian couple suspected in the theft of more than $131,000 in high-end watches and other valuables from jewelry stores in Tokyo and Osaka. The couple, allegedly stole 10 items, including Rolex wristwatches finger rings, valued at $23,000 from two stores in Osaka on August 7 and 8. In carrying out the crimes, the male suspect stole the items while his wife distracted the shop clerks by making requests to see merchandise.

"We are building our house," one the suspects told police. "So, we came to Japan to get a hold of high-end goods." Police in Tokyo had previously arrested the couple for the alleged theft of 4 items valued at $111,550 from jewelry stores in the Ameyoko Shotengai shopping area of Ueno and the Omotesando district of Shibuya Ward. tokyoreporter.com

Sonora, CA: Police recover over $1,000 in Electronic Toothbrushes and Oral Care items from Rite Aid and CVS

Fairless Hills, PA: Police report $640 theft of Mucinex from CVS

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Shootings & Deaths

Update: Gas Station surveillance camera captures deadly shooting spree
Gas station surveillance video shows the California man officers suspect killed two and injured three in a shooting rampage nearly drive into a convenience store and then walk inside, rifle in hand. Authorities arrested 61-year-old Alan Ashmore in the attack and are still working to uncover his motive. Detectives told CBS 13 it appeared the suspect was taking aim at anyone he came in contact with, all the while leading police on a chase. The gunman unleashed a barrage of a gunfire into a home in Anchor Village just before 11:30 a.m. Monday, killing a man inside the residence. The suspect continued on to shoot into a couple of cars, killing another man down the street, before he got into a confrontation with a California Highway Patrol Officer. The officer, who was wearing body armor, was not seriously injured. nydailynews.com

Update: Bellaire, TX: Houston Police Officer shoots, kills CVS, McDonalds Armed robbery suspect
A Houston police officer Tuesday morning fatally shot a man accused of being involved in two aggravated robberies. The suspect, who authorities are working to identify, robbed a Southside Place CVS and a McDonald's along Bellaire Boulevard. while wielding a screwdriver and a pair of scissors.

A manager at the McDonald's was assaulted by the suspect and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. An HPD and a Bellaire officer chased the suspect down on foot. Along Bellaire Boulevard, near the pawn shop, the officers tried to use a Taser on the suspect. "The suspect was struck by at least one of those Tasers but it had no effect," saidHouston Police. That's when an HPD officer opened fire on the suspect. The suspect later died at Ben Taub Hospital. click2houston.com

Orlando, FL: Man shot in 7-Eleven parking lot
Orlando police said they were called to the store and found a 21-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. Police said a man inside the store told officers that the shooting victim tried to rob him, but he took the man's gun and shot him with it. clickorlando.com

Kent, WA: Two men face charges after shooting in Lowe's parking lot
Two men face charges for unlawful possession of a firearm after their involvement in an undercover police sting Friday in the Lowe's parking lot in Kent when both men were shot and injured by an undercover ATF agent. Omar Abdullah, 22, and Abdirashid Haret, 18, each face one count of unlawful possession of a firearm because of felony convictions. Information in the documents break down what led up to the shooting of Abdullah and Haret by a federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent at about 5 p.m. in the Lowe's parking lot at the southeast corner of Pacific Highway South and South 240th Streeton the West Hill. kentreporter.com

Cedar Hill, TN: Former Tenn. State Univ. Police Officer shot and killed outside gas station

Columbus, OH: 1 man shot & killed, another man wounded outside C-Store

Queens, NY: Gunman Opens Fire Outside NYC Liquor Store, Shooting 1

Robberies & Thefts

Kershaw, SC: Chase through graveyard links suspects to some 60 Dollar General break-ins in SC, NC
Three men arrested in Kershaw County last week are suspected of breaking into at least 60 Dollar General stores in 12 South Carolina counties and at least three locations in North Carolina. The suspects were arrested last week after a high-speed chase that reached 115 mph and took officers through a Kershaw County church graveyard. The volume of after-business-hours robberies this year prompted Horry County authorities to create a task force with officers from many area agencies. Officers also were staking out Dollar General stores. The three men are under investigation by Horry police in more than a dozen break-ins and thefts from Dollar General stores in that county, the sheriff said. thestate.com

Butler Township, OH: Chipotle restaurant robbed twice at gunpoint
Butler Twp. police are searching for suspects they believe committed multiple armed robberies at the Chipotle restaurant along Miller Lane. The restaurant has been robbed twice in the past 30 days, police said. One of the incidents happened on Sunday, Sept. 24 and the second robbery occurred on Sunday, Oct. 22. whio.com

Altoona, PA: Suspect charged in 8 Armed store robberies

Davenport, IA: Six Boost Mobile stores burglarized in last 2 weeks

Williamson County, TX: 2 arrested in Hutto-area gun store burglary

Fresno, CA: Police release surveillance of Gun Store Burglary; 23 Rifles/ 24 handguns stolen

Miami Beach, FL: Three arrested after T-Shirt shoplifting turns into Robbery/ brawl

Rocky Mount, NC: Wesleyan College students running ID theft ring in Nash County

Piercing Pagoda in the Arizona Mills Mall, Tempe, AZ reported a Grab & Run on 10/24, item valued at $1599

Jared The Galleria of Jewelry in the Columbiana Center, Columbia, SC reported a Grab & Run on 10/24, items valued at $3,699

Kay Outlet in the Tanger Outlets at Westgate, Glendale, AZ reported a Grab & Run on 10/24, items valued at $2,929

Arrests & Sentencings

Update: Jefferson County, AL: 18-year-old indicted in C-store clerk's shooting death in June
A Jefferson County grand jury indicted an 18-year-old Birmingham man for capital murder in a store clerk's killing. The indictment made public Wednesday morning alleges the teen used a pistol to kill Citgo store clerk Mike Ngangi during a robbery on Parkway East in June. abc3340.com

Merced County, CA: Two men convicted of 3 C-store Armed Robberies in 2016; sentenced to 41 and 24 years in prison

Altoona, PA: Man, woman face charges in 8 armed robberies

Conway, SC: Myrtle Beach man arrested in connection with Walgreens armed robbery

Arson & Fire

Dayton, OH: Arson damage -significant- to International Food Store



Amvets - Copiage, NY - Burglary
BP - Kettering, OH - Armed Robbery
Boost Mobile - Davenport, IA - Burglary
C-Store - Cincinnati, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Elder County, UT - Robbery
C-Store - Sparks, NV - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Reno, NV - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Fort Dodge, IA - Armed Robbery
Chipotle - Butler Township, OH - Armed Robbery
CVS - Wyoming, MI - Robbery
Dollar General - Denton, TX - Armed Robbery
Gun Store - Seneca, NY - Burglary
Kay Jewelers - Burlington, NC - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Nashville, TN - Burglary
Nail Salon - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary
● Verizon - Pasadena, CA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Merced, CA - Robbery (R Street)
Walgreens - Merced, CA - Robbery (G Street)
7-Eleven - Reno, NV - Armed Robbery (2nd x in a week)
7-Eleven - Sparks, NV - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
15 robberies
5 burglaries
0 shooting
0 killings






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