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2017 GLPS - Group LP Selfies
Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
Building Industry Pride - One Team Selfie at a Time

Ascena Retail Group AP Team at Fiscal Year Kick Off Meeting

"Promoting and ensuring the safety and integrity of our Associates, Clients, Assets and Brands"

Featured in picture, from left to right

Standing: Sean Walker - Territory Leader, Michelle Benjamin - Manager of Analytics, Albert Metuge - eCommerce Fraud Analyst, Brian Bazer - VP Asset Protection, Gary Watson - Analyst, George Lembessis - Territory Leader, Josh Machtinger - Sr. Manager Safety, Mike Bouley - Territory Leader, Eric Pidgeon - Director Global Ops & Safety, Michael Korso - Territory Leader, Michael Peteja Territory Leader, Scott Pethuyne - Sr. Mgr. Analytics, Lea Tamarack - Territory Leader, Eric Brill - Sr. Mgr. Security Ops, Rob LaCommare - AVP Safety & Security, Byron Gibson - Territory Leader, Rick Pfeifer - Territory Leader, Dave Harben - Enterprise Lead, Jeff Nicholson - Manager Fulfillment Center, Deanna Bonachea - Territory Leader, Mark Elliott - Territory Leader, Tim Krueger - Enterprise Lead, Jeff Gilkey - Sr. Mgr. DC, Dwayne Bryant - Territory Leader, Fred Rodriguez - Manager DC, Randy Council - Territory Leader, Christopher Gomez - AP Supervisor, Adam Gilvin - Director

Seated: Laurie Peer - AP Coordinator, Christie Delaney - Territory Leader, Katie Wade - Enterprise Lead, Deana McLees-Bailey - Territory Leader, Charles Cherry - Enterprise Lead

Not pictured: Kerry Wick - Analyst, Mike DiDomenico - Territory Lead, David Powers - Territory Lead

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Christie Hale named Vice President of Internal Audit for
SONIC Drive-In

Christie was previously the VP of Internal Audit for Ruby Tuesday for over three years before taking this new role. She has also held other positions during her 20+ years of work experience, including VP of Loss Prevention, VP of Internal Audit and Director of Internal Audit for Bloomin' Brands, Senior Manager for Protiviti, Audit Manager for Livingston & Haynes, PC, Accountant for Innovasive Devices, Inc., and Staff Accountant for Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Christie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Alfred University. Congratulations Christie!

Ehab Zahran, CFI named Director of Loss Prevention and Safety
for Party City

Ehab was previously the Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Follett Higher Education for over eight years before taking this new role. He's also held other loss prevention roles including Field Loss Prevention Manager, Investigations and ORC for OfficeMax, and Area Loss Prevention Manager for Kmart. Ehab earned his Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, and acquired his Masters degree in Psychology - Workplace Leadership from Penn State University. Congratulations Ehab!

Erika Wolf named Senior Market Asset Protection Manager for REI

Erika was previously the Zone Asset and Profit Protection Manager for Sears, Roebuck and Co., for over two years before taking this new role. She's also held various roles for Target also, including Group Leader Asset Protection, Executive Team Leader Asset Protection, Campus Liaison and Executive Team Leader Intern. Congratulations Erika!

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Johnson Controls integrates exacqVision with ShotPoint for improved active shooter detection, reaction
Johnson Controls announced that its exacqVision video management system now integrates with Databuoy Corp.'s ShotPoint acoustic gunshot detection and localization system to speed response time and heighten the decision-making process for local responders during active shooter situations.

ShotPoint is an automated sensor-based system that reliably detects indoor and outdoor gunfire. Through the integration of ShotPoint's camera cueing feature and exacqVision's web client, designated responders are able to observe and react to a situation as it unfolds. Both an initial retrieved JPEG image and a video clip are made available based on exacq camera IDs within the shot zone. tycosecurityproducts.com

News Poll: How do security companies prepare for natural disasters?
Industry Calls For Coordinated Effort

In August and September large weather events-Hurricanes Harvey and Irma-made landfall in the United States; Security Systems News asked its readers how they prepare ahead of natural disasters, and what can be done for those affected.

Sixty-three percent of poll respondents said they had customers impacted by recent storms-19 percent of which said it affected "Only a few" of their subscribers. Thirty-eight percent said that there customer base was not affected.

When it comes to preparation for events like hurricanes, 33 percent of respondents said that their company contacts potentially affected customers. Fifty-three percent said they increase staffing to deal with more alarm traffic. Thirteen percent said they provide their customers with safety and preparedness tips.

Most respondents-56 percent-said that a coordinated industry effort would be the best way to help those impacted by weather events. Direct support and volunteering from the industry would help the most, according to 44 percent. Given the option, zero respondents pointed to raising awareness and fundraising as the most beneficial channel for helping those that need it. securitysystemsnews.com

TMA holds 2017 Annual Meeting in Arizona
The Monitoring Association held its 2017 annual meeting here, Oct. 7-11, the first annual meeting since changing the association's name from CSAA.

Pam Petrow, President and CEO of Vector Security and President of TMA, began the general membership meeting by addressing that it would be her last meeting as TMA president and thanked everyone for the opportunity, including the TMA board and staff. Petrow also acknowledged Ivan Spector, president of Sentinel Alarm and TMA's president as of the close of the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Jay Hauhn the association's executive director addressed TMA's ASAP to PSAP program, which allows alarm information to be transmitted digitally from a monitoring center to a 911 center. "We really are now taking off," Hauhn said, pointing out that when one PSAP goes online, surrounding areas see the benefits of the program and become interested. securitysystemsnews.com

Officials say ORC rings growing in South Mississippi
"It plays a huge role because, in today's society, people are traveling," said Maj. Chris DeBack with the Biloxi Police Department. "And on any social media site, you have friends all over the state all over the region. When people share it, it goes much further than us looking around the local area."

Wendy Swetman with Swetman Securities has been on the front lines of loss prevention for decades. "Shoplifting has definitely increased. With the retailers increasing and certainly our I-10 corridor, there are rings of these shoplifters that work together," Swetman said. "They figure out ways the circumvent security measures inside the stores."

And what's even more concerning is that thieves have become more violent with sales associates.

The Promenade is particularly susceptible. Shoplifting crime being reported more because it's easier. The D'Iberville Police Department has a specialized Retail Crime Unit, made of two full-time officers.

"We have retailers that work with us on social media that notify us immediately when there's a suspicious person in the store and so now we know more about these rings because it's brought to light," said Lt. Shannon Nobles with the D'Iberville Police Department. "They communicate with each other and so it kind of makes a stronger front to fight this battle." wiox.com

UK: "Pop-up cells" to reduce in-store violence
Assaults against loss prevention workers have been increasing year on year. The British Retail Consortium crime survey found that violence and aggression against retail employees rose 40% in 2016. Most of that aggression occurs when shoplifting suspects are detained. The risks involved in that process can be largely managed out, say the makers of the new 'Safer Detention Unit', or SDU.

Marketed by the Athelney Group in the UK, the SDU is a flat pack, but secure, "pop-up" cell designed for installation in stores and other environments. Suspects can be held there safely and securely, the company says, pending a decision to release them, or the arrival of the police. The cell is about the size of one of the UK's old-fashioned phone boxes and can be assembled in a few minutes. retailrisk.com

Nike in big retail shakeup - Dropping Mediocre Retailers
Speaking on Wednesday at Nike's annual Investor Day event, CEO Mark Parker said the company plans to shrink the number of retailers it works with from 30,000 globally to just 40, reported Portland Business Journal. The company did not release the roster of the 40 select retail partners.

The change comes as Nike prioritizes direct-to-consumer sales through its website, apps and Nike-branded retail stores. bizjournals.com

U.S.: 2017 just set the all-time record for store closings
More store closings have been announced in 2017 than any other year on record. Since January 1, retailers have announced plans to shutter more than 6,700 stores in the U.S., according to Fung Global Retail & Technology, a retail think tank.

That beats the previous all-time high of 6,163 store closings, which hit in 2008 amid the financial meltdown, according to Credit Suisse (CS). Walgreens helped vault this year's tally to a new high when it said Wednesday that it plans to close about 600 locations.

Other chains that have announced big batches of store closings this year include Kmart, Sears, JCPenney, Ann Taylor, Gap, Banana Republic, Gymboree, Teavana, Michael Kors, Bebe, Perfumania, The Limited, and Staples.

By and large, analysts expect this year's final total to be dismal. As many as 8,600 brick-and-mortar stores are expected to close this year, Credit Suisse said in an April research report. At least 300 retailers have filed for bankruptcy so far this year, according to figures released by BankruptcyData.com in June. cnn.com

Across The Pond - We're Not Alone
UK: Retail job cuts - highest since records began

Retail job cuts have hit their highest rate since records began nearly a decade ago thanks in part to automation and wage increases.

Just yesterday fast fashion retailer New Look announced nearly 400 job cuts, and last week Sainsbury's revealed plans to cut thousands. Retailers across the country are undertaking sweeping restructures of their operations in attempts to avoid passing rising costs onto customers.

A continual rise in minimum wage, pension schemes and training levies, alongside rising business rates and import costs have all contributed to the financial pressure which is affecting jobs in the retail sector, which represents around 10 per cent of the country. retailgazette.co.uk

NIOSH Launches Center for Occupational Robotics Research
"Knowledge gap related to robotics and worker safety and health"

In an effort to evaluate the possible advantages and hazards of robot workers, as well as foster safe robot-human interactions.

According to NIOSH, 61 robot-related worker deaths occurred between 1992 and 2015. Technology has evolved throughout that time, placing more robots in the workplace - some of which work alongside humans rather than in isolation.

"Robots working collaboratively with humans present a new workplace risk profile that is not yet well understood," NIOSH Director John Howard said in an Oct. 16 press release. "Not only is this a new field for safety and health professionals, little government guidance or policy exists regarding the safe integration of robots into the workplace. NIOSH's Center for Occupational Robotics Research will provide the scientific leadership needed to ensure human workers are protected." oshatoday.com

McDonald's Owners Settle PA Payroll Card Class Action
Owners of 16 McDonald's locations across Pennsylvania have agreed to pay nearly $3 million to hourly employees that joined a class action lawsuit against the fast food restaurant owners' use of payroll cards they said were riddled with unfair fees. Employees were forced to pay fees whenever they went to an ATM to withdraw funds from their payroll cards, as well as when they made online bill payments. pymnts.com

Global Security Manager for Apple, Santa Clara Valley, CA
The candidate will be responsible for managing the security of new products throughout the product development lifecycle; both within Apple and with Apple's development partners worldwide. As the single point of contact for all security related matters, this position provides support to engineering, operations, and other specialized teams, reports on relevant topics to stakeholders at all levels of the company, coordinates the roll-out of policies and directives globally, and any other duties assigned by the Director of Global Security. This position resides in Cupertino, California and may require up to 25% travel (international and domestic. apple.com

Walmart self-scanning robots detecting out-of-stocks, incorrect prices & miss-labeled - 50 stores

Johnson Controls Executives to Speak at Security Industry Executive Conference

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon to be recognized by NRF as The Visionary 2018

Sears Hometown, Shoe Carnival, Stein Mart, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack & 60+ Closed Thanksgiving

CVS Pharmacy Issues WARN Notices in Pennsylvania & New York, Lays Off 78

$525M shopping mall in Norwalk, CT, could be last enclosed mall built

Quarterly Results

Restaurant Brands Q3 BK comp's up 3.6%, TH up 0.3%, PLK down 1.8%, sales up 12%
Carter's Inc. U.S. Retail Q3 comp's up 2.6%, U.S. retail sales up 7.7%, total sales up 5.2%
GNC Q3 comp's up 1.3%, sales down 2.9%

Build-A-Bear Q3 comp's down 7.4%, sales down 1.6%

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eBay Spotlight: Hawken Averett

Supervisor of eBay's North American GAP & Criminal Investigations Team

Hawken is the Supervisor of eBay's North America Global Asset Protection (GAP) & Criminal Investigations Team. He has been with eBay since 2007 and joined the GAP team as an Investigator in October 2010. Prior to joining GAP, Hawken worked in various roles throughout the Trust & Safety side of the business for both Seller & Buyer risk. Prior experience includes training and development in new and tenured employees, policy creation & implementation, risk model & rules development, and working on several pilot programs for a host of issues and projects including collusion fraud, buyer fraud, and the original PROACT program pilot, which has since developed into a recognized world-class representation of E-Commerce partnering with Retailers.

Throughout his time in GAP, Hawken has sought out opportunities to build his skills through various trainings and certifications, some of which include: Six Sigma Lean, The Loss Prevention Foundation's LPQ Certification, and Wicklander-Zulawski's Interview & interrogation Techniques. In addition to external courses and training, Hawken has pushed himself and his team to self-learn where available and advance their knowledge and skillsets through cross-training with internal teams on Data and Analytics driven products, such as Structured Query Language (SQL), Tableau, and Excel.

Hawken thoroughly enjoys the partnership and networking opportunities the GAP team has offered, and capitalizes whenever the business allows by attending Conferences, ORCAs, and events, and occasionally presenting or conducting trainings. Most recently, Hawken joined the Board of Advisors of the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), which is recognized industry wide for its contributions and efforts to support Loss Prevention with evidence based research and studies. In his personal time, Hawken enjoys making homebrew beer, snowboarding, and travel with family and friends. He and his wife of 2 years just had their first child in August 2017, a girl, who has already taught them that sleep is most certainly a privilege, and not a right!

For further information on PROACT, email inquiries to PROACT@eBay.com.


Simple Security Systems:
What Happens in the Event of a Natural Disaster

Severe weather and natural disasters are becoming more prevalent throughout the year. Weather reports on tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and the like, can lead to anxiety with your safety and security. Evacuations and resulting disasters can also cause considerable damage to businesses. Once these events happen, who can access your business afterward? Let's look at some not-so-obvious ways businesses and their stakeholders can be prepared to better safeguard assets against the risks associated with such events.

Natural Disasters and Key Control

In the event of a natural disaster, do you have a disaster recovery plan? Do you know who to call and how they can help? When things beyond your control happen, you can't prevent them from having a serious impact on your business, however, it is possible to minimize the risks and react quickly.

At InstaKey, we have worked with many clients throughout the country to prepare them and their businesses in case of a disaster. By tracking keys to key holders, we know who can access your business during an outage or evacuation. In worst case scenarios, evacuations relocate your authorized personnel who have keys, so how to do you get in? Would you burglarize your own business to gain access? These critical security issues are not just safety concerns; but they're also financial risks.

It's best to be prepared and that includes evaluating your key control program. Simple restricted key programs controlling the number of keys available can offer peace of mind concerning the security of your property and assets in times of crisis. Determine who needs keys and how they can get them in the event you or your personnel are displaced.

Card Reader Systems' Failsafe Solutions

Access Control Systems that utilize card readers are efficient and effective means for managing access, but many must utilize key override solutions during natural disasters evacuations, and outages. Many of these systems' failsafe solutions open doors to allow personnel to evacuate, securing behind them. In the event of a power outage, generators and backup batteries are used, but each can expire over the duration of the event, so how can access be managed and controlled if the power backup plan fails?

As extended outages continue, door access controls can become unusable, resulting in the use of basic brass key overrides. Do you know who has these override keys to your facilities?

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The Bad Guys Are Winning
U.S. #1 Highest Breach Cost = $21M
Companies Lose Ground to Cyber Criminals

In the battle between organizations and cyber criminals, the bad guys are winning. The financial consequences of hacks have again shot up by 23% this year, equaling the increase seen in 2016, according to new research.

Ponemon Institute conducted a benchmark study of 254 organizations, all with more than 1,000 "enterprise seats," or direct connections to the entity's network and enterprise systems. The results underscore the reality that cyber crime is a pervasive nemesis, far beyond the occasional mega-hacks - against Equifax, Target, Yahoo - that make big news.

The studied organizations suffered an average of 130 successful breaches (up from 102 reported in a similar study last year), resulting in a collective average cost hit of $11.7 million. U.S. companies reported the highest average annual cost, $21 million, while Australian firms had the lowest, $5.4 million, among the seven countries the study focused on. cfo.com

Malicious URL Emails Soar 600% in Q3
The volume of malicious emails blocked in Q3 climbed by 85%, versus the previous three months, with ransomware by far the most common threat according to new data from Proofpoint.

The firm's Quarterly Threat Report is the result of daily analysis of over one billion emails, hundreds of millions of social media posts, and over 150 million malware samples.

It found the volume of emails featuring malicious URLs, as opposed to attachments, has exploded over the past quarter; increasing 600% from Q2 and a staggering 2,200% from Q3 2016. infosecurity-magazine.com

The Dark Web Goes Mobile-and More Untrackable
The recent crackdown on popular dark web markets AlphaBay and Hansa is driving cyber-criminals to migrate to messaging apps to carry out their nefarious business.

An IntSights Cyber Intelligence threat report, Messaging Applications: The New Dark Web, suggests that apps like Discord, ICQ, Skype, Telegram and Whatsapp offer a convenience mobile platform for criminals, given the availability of group chat. IntSights analyzed thousands of black markets, text storage/paste sites, hacking forums, IRC channels, apps and social media pages, and discovered a steady increase in threat actors inviting cyber-crime forum users to join their messaging groupsinfosecurity-magazine.com

BadRabbit ransomware moves to the U.S., links to Petya/NotPetya being debated
Less than 24 hours after BadRabbit hopped out of its black hole the malware is still spreading, albeit slowly, with U.S. CERT having received reports of infections. scmagazine.com

Senate IoT security bill could mandate IoT field certificate provisioning
In the midst of a continuous drumbeat of press stories on IoT cybersecurity vulnerabilities, a bill that surfaced in the U.S. Senate calling for IoT manufacturers to follow certain cybersecurity procedures gained a lot of attention. If it does pass, it could bring about some major changes to IoT device security, particularly in the way these devices are provisioned with certificates. techtarget.com

Kiosks are Looking at You, Too
Kiosks and display advertising signs equipped with cameras are sizing you up. They may be estimating your age, recognizing your gender, your size, hair length and even clothing. If you are thin, for instance, a restaurant kiosk could give its salad options prominence over its bacon cheeseburger.

Face recognition capability is on the horizon. Kiosks are turning into a platform for creative thinking about customer engagement as well as a potential privacy war zone. informationweek.com

New PCI Security Standards and Program Support EMV 3DS Adoption
This week at the PCI Europe Community Meeting the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced two new security standards to support secure implementation of EMVCo's EMV 3-D Secure (3DS) protocol. EMV3DS helps prevent unauthorized card-not-present (CNP) transactions. It protects merchants from exposure to CNP fraud by enabling consumers to authenticate themselves with their card issuers when making online purchases through web browsers or via mobile applications. Together the work of EMVCo and PCI SSC ensures an agile and workable structure is established for both functional testing and security evaluation of EMV 3DS solutions. darkreading.com



America's Funniest LP 'Quick Takes'

With MCs Joe LaRocca & Amber Bradley

Hedgie Bartol Tries
to Take Joe's Job

Originally Published 3-20-15

Hedgie Bartol, Retail Business Development Manager - North America, Axis Communications, returns to the mic to Co-MC with Amber in this LPNN Quick Take. Hear what Axis is doing to get in on the "selfie" game and learn about the challenges of bringing LP solutions to the franchise world.

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Online fraud is a $4 billion retail problem
We've all read of numerous instances of retail fraud, and many of us as consumers have been victims of it. While consumers generally aren't responsible for the charges, the pervasiveness of it undermines retailer, bank, credit card and e-commerce credibility. With the rise of EMV chips in use at physical stores, fraudsters are shifting some of their focus online.

At last month's Shop.org, RetailWire sat down with Michael Reitblat, the co-founder & CEO of Forter, a developer of a fraud prevention system, to get his take on what can be done. First, he said, while retailers are normally responsible for fraudulent online transactions, historically they made individual efforts to try and stop it, rather than pooling their resources.

While there is approximately $4 billion in actual online fraud per year, it becomes a $20 billion issue when you consider lost sales, according to Mr. Reitblat. To help retailers manage the problem, Forter has built a system that reviews transactions in real time, and provides a "yes or no" answer to retailers in less than one second. Further, if Forter is wrong, they accept responsibility. Mr. Reitblat says the service analyzes thousands of data elements per transaction to get it right. retailwire.com

Account Takeover Fastest Growing Fraud Threat
New Study Reports $57.8 Billion In eCommerce Fraud Losses Across Eight Major Industries

Account Takeover has replaced Stolen Financials as the fastest growing fraud threat for eCommerce websites in 2017. While still representing only a fraction of the volume of Stolen Financials, in Q2 2017 alone, Account Takeover fraud rose by an alarming 45 percent, putting online retailers at a loss of $3.3 billion dollars. PYMNTS and Signifyd have partnered to track, analyze and report on the recent changes in fraud by examining transactions of more than 5,000 eCommerce merchants in North America, Asia and Europe in the October 2017 Global Fraud Index.

Across the board, the fraud rate for transactions valued over $500 was over 22 times higher than for transactions valued under $100. Fraud rates for transactions exceeding $500 increased from 10.93 percent to 11.47 percent, while transactions under $500 showed an overall decrease in fraud rate.

As shown in the report, Account Takeover fraud had begun rising sharply months before the Equifax data breach was announced. But with the breach compromising the personal data of at least 143 million people (nearly 45 percent of American adults), the account takeover fraud trend is unlikely to come to an end any time soon. Deloitte, Sonic, Whole Foods, and even the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have suffered similar experiences in data breaches of unknown severity. businesswire.com

Nordstrom Thinks Half Its Business Could Be Online Within 5 Years

Majority of Online Shoppers Are "Much More Likely" to Buy from Retailers That Offer Free, In-Person Returns

More than 800 in Singapore cheated in e-commerce scams on online marketplace Carousell


NY's "Operation Sticky Fingers"
Boss of NY-Based Nationwide ORC Ring Pleads Guilty
Forfeits $7.28 Million - Faces 3 to 9 yrs

The leader of a theft ring that stole millions of dollars of electronics and ink cartridges from big-box retailers and resold them on websites such as Amazon and eBay pleaded guilty to the top criminal charges he faced, New York's attorney general said.

Richard Rimbaugh, known to his co-conspirators as "The General," 65, of Manhattan, faces three to nine years in prison and will forfeit $7.28 million of illegal proceeds.

Twelve people had been indicted in March for their alleged involvement in the ring, following a 10-month probe known as "Operation Sticky Fingers."

Nine have pleaded guilty, including a plea on Wednesday by George Rapatsouleas, a leader of one of Rimbaugh's theft crews and known as "Nipplehead," the attorney general said. As crew Captain, Rapatsouleas was responsible for managing and directing the other members of his crews known as the "Lieutenant" and the "Sergeant". " Rapatsouleas' crew systematically traveled across the country, at the direction of Rimbaugh and Athanasatos, who issued credit cards to the crew to cover expenses such as flights, car rentals, and hotels.

"Our investigation discovered a brazen crime ring methodically stealing millions from stores in New York and across the country," Schneiderman said in a statement. "Organized retail theft preys on businesses and ultimately harms consumers, who see the consequences in higher prices."

Investigators said the scheme involved thefts from Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples and other retailers across 28 U.S. states.

The attorney general said the scheme dated to at least 2012.

Authorities seized 5,300 stolen electronics and ink cartridges from Rimbaugh when they raided his apartment.

He said Rimbaugh directed his crews to steal specific items based on his ability to resell them, and dictated the prices they were to receive, typically 30 percent to 50 percent of their retail value.

Rimbaugh then resold the goods through American Media Soft, a business he ran from his apartment, the attorney general said. usnews.com longisland.com

Memphis, TN: Burglars steal $500,000 in prescription drugs for Walgreens
in 2 minutes

Memphis Police are looking for four people who made off with at least $500,000 worth of prescription drugs from a local Walgreen's pharmacy in just two minutes. Surveillance cameras were rolling early Tuesday morning as three of the suspects jumped out of a sedan, broke through two doors and then began chunking the prescription drugs into a small trash can. They grabbed an empty cash register then fled. They were only in the store for two minutes, but the damage left behind was evident, police said. The crooks shattered the front door, damaged another and even smashed several drug cabinets as they grabbed the bottles of Revlimid, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Adderall and Amphetamine. wreg.com

Cedar Rapids, IA: Roughly 50 cellphones stolen during Sprint store robbery
A pair of Cedar Rapids men are accused of stealing roughly 50 cellphones during a robbery on Monday.
According to the Linn County Attorney's Office, Cedric A. Wright, 20, and Gage M. Rupp, 23, entered the Sprint store at 2210 Edgewood Rd. SW and robbed the clerk. Authorities said the men demanded cash from the register before ordering the clerk into a storage area, where they stole approximately 50 cellphones. The phones were valued at more than $10,000, authorities said. thegazette.com

Palm Beach, FL: Miami pair caught shoplifting $6,300 in purses
Two Miami residents were arrested in Palm Beach Saturday after police say they shoplifted a purse valued at $3,200 from Classic Collections. According to arrest reports, Cherrell Sharp, 39, and Garrett Smith, 49, were charged with second-degree felony retail theft after police caught them with a Nancy Gonzalez crocodile purse with a Classic Collections price tag still inside, according to arrest reports. Police said Sharp also was charged with shoplifting another purse, valued at $3,100, from the store the previous day. palmbeachdailynews.com

San Bruno, CA: 'Combative' Thief Scratches San Bruno Police Officer During Shoplifting Arrest; over $2,000 of merchandise recovered
Two female shoplifters, one of them who became combative, were arrested outside a local mall after police said they found stolen property in their possession, San Bruno police report. The duo was arrested on suspicion of theft and assault on an officer following a report Sunday at the Shops at Tanforan in San Bruno, police said. At 5:46 p.m. police went to The Shops at Tanforan after a caller reported two females allegedly took items from the mall without paying.

"A subsequent investigation revealed that one of the subjects was in possession of stolen property on her person while the second subject possessed over $2000 worth of stolen merchandise in an associated vehicle," police said in a news release. As the two were arrested, one suspect "became combative" and scratched an officer's neck with her fingernail, according to the San Bruno Police Department. patch.com

Frederick County, MD: Two of 5 suspects arrested in $800 theft from Victoria's Secret in Francis Scott Key Mall

Palo Alto, CA: Female Trio fled with nearly $3,000 in Allergy medication from Walgreen stores in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Mountain View

Clinton, CT: Men Stole $3,725 Worth Of Shirts from Calvin Klein in Clinton Crossing Outlets

Biloxi, MS: Police make 4th arrest in $4,000 Victoria's Secret, Edgewater Mall shoplifting case

Bridgeport, WV: Three Kohl's shoplifters arrested after crashing into a Police cruiser

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Shootings & Deaths

Bowling Green, KY: Three more charged in deadly Grocery store robbery
A criminal complaint has been filed for three additional people in connection with the deadly March 17 robbery at La Placita market in Bowling Green. Two women previously were charged in the case. The federal complaint unsealed Thursday alleges that the La Placita robbery is connected to a string of at least 12 violent robberies of Hispanic grocery stores in Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina between Jan. 13 and Sept. 2 investigated by the Bowling Green Police Department and the FBI. bgdailynews.com

Chattanooga, TN: Police investigating morning shooting at gas station; victim in parking lot hold-up wounded

Robberies & Thefts

Littleton, CO: 4 Smash & Grab thieves crash into JC Penney's in Southwest Plaza Mall
Four smash-and-grab thieves crashed a pickup through the front entrance of a J.C. Penney's store at the Southwest Plaza mall in Littleton early Thursday, looted the store and then fled in a red pickup truck. At 5:45 am, four men jumped out of the pickup and ran into the store. Shortly after, the suspects dashed out of the store loaded down with merchandise. 9news.com

Madison, IN: Walgreens Pharmacy Tech arrested for theft of medication
Police say Kimberly Herrell-Stone, 37, stole numerous medications from Walgreens between January and April of this year. Indiana State Police say Herrell-Stone was also in possession of some of the stolen medication, which happen to be classified as controlled substances. wave3.com

Broken Arrow, OK : Broken Arrow's Rose District upgrading Security Cameras to defeat Shoplifters
The owner of a popular shop in Broken Arrow's Rose District has come up with a plan to keep shoplifters out of his business. The latest suspect was caught on a recently installed security camera. The part of town is growing with new shops opening every day. newson6.com

Santa Clarita Valley, CA: Sheriff's Office investigating multiple Cell Phone store Robberies; tied to new iPhone 8

Upper Darby, PA: Police searching for Serial Smash & Grab Cigarette Bandit; tied to over 12 burglaries

Reno, NV: Suspect arrested connected to 5 Armed Robberies in Reno - Sparks area

Hartford, WI: Walmart Shoplifters throw stolen merchandise from the car during 16 mile Police pursuit; all caught on dash cam

Gulf Breeze, FL: Police issue BOLO for man suspected of stealing $95 in items from Ace Hardware

Arrests & Sentencings

Arlington County, VA: Murder Suspect Was Arrested for Shoplifting at Bloomingdales in NYC
More details have emerged about the arrest of murder suspect Jason Allen Johnson. Arlington County Police say Johnson - who is wanted for the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man at a north Arlington house party in February - was arrested for shoplifting on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Johnson is being held in New York City, pending extradition to Virginia. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that he was wanted for First Degree Murder and on a District of Columbia Superior Court Warrant for Failure to Appear on a Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance - Cocaine charge. He is being held in New York City pending extradition to the Commonwealth. Johnson subsequently fled the area and a long, exhaustive search was initiated by the United States Marshals Service and the Arlington County Police Department. arlnow.com

Wheeling, WV: Man Wanted for Kidnapping arrested in West Virginia for stealing steaks at Kroger
Juan Manuel Chavez-Ordaz,44, was arrested at Kroger in Wheeling, W.Va. Chavez-Ordaz was wanted out of El Paso County, Colorado on charges including kidnapping and sexual assault. He has been booked into Northern Regional Jail and is awaiting his extradition hearing. krdo.com

Apple Valley, CA: Gang member arrested, linked to Staples Armed Robbery
Authorities put a 27-year-old gang member behind bars after linking him to an alleged armed robbery at a Staples store here last Sunday. Joseph Enrique Soto, of Victorville, was arrested after San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials identified him as the alleged suspect in an armed robbery at the Staples Store on Bear Valley Road.

Officials said the robbery occurred after Soto picked out multiple items from the store and headed to the checkout line. "During contact with the cashier, the suspect brandished a firearm and ordered the cashier to give him a laptop computer," officials said. "The suspect collected the items and fled the scene with the property." vvdailypress.com

Lancaster, PA: Man pleads guilty to tying up two jewelry store employees in 2016 robbery

Reno, NV: Suspect arrested in connection to five convenience store armed robberies

Longview, TX: Bullard man arrested for attempting to rob Home Depot

Bothell, WA: Police arrest woman suspected in 2 robberies

Cargo Theft

Chattanooga, TN: Davidson Charged In Theft Of $30,000 Trailer, $155,000 Load Of AC Units

Bomb Threat

Grand Haven, MI: Bomb threat closes McDonald's for 2 hours

Holts Summit, MO: Local man charged after Walmart bomb threat

Arson & Fire

San Antonio, TX: Firefighters investigate blaze at Northwest Side shopping center



Ace Check Cashing - Portland, OR - Armed Robbery/ suspect shot & wounded by Police
C-Store - Marshall, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - El Paso County, CO - Burglary
C-Store - Sioux Falls, SD - Armed Robbery
C-Store- Philadelphia, PA - Burglary
C-Store - Salem, OH - Robbery
C- Store - Vallejo, CA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Waco, TX - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Marion County, FL - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery
Hungry Howie's - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery/ shots fired
Jewelry Store - Nashville, TN - Burglary
Liquor Store - Terre Haute, IN - Robbery
Pizza Restaurant - Nashville, TN - Burglary
T-Mobile - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Santa Clarita Valley, CA - Robbery
Walgreens - Memphis, TN - Burglary


Daily Totals:
12 robberies
5 burglaries
2 shooting
0 killings






David Buck
promoted to Manager of E-commerce Fraud for Bed Bath & Beyond

Pablo Rivera, CFI
named Regional Asset Protection Manager for L Brands

Jesse Young
named Regional Loss Prevention Manager (West) for Gymboree

Michael Courtney
named Regional Asset Protection Manager - Shortage Control for Follett Higher Education Group

Anthony Clark
promoted to District Asset Protection Manager for Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA districts for JCPenney

Brendon Soto
named District Asset Protection Manager for Macy's

Nicole Matias
promoted to District Loss Prevention Manager for Kohl's

Doreen Pavese, CFI
named Regional Asset Protection Manager for Global Brands Group

Raulston Tucker
named Multi Unit Asset Protection Manager for Macy's Backstage

Shawn Rynerson
named Safety, Security and Loss Prevention Specialist for Domino's

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