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

Board of Directors from Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail during their
2018 CLEAR Training Conference in
San Antonio, TX

"Success Through Partnership"

The CLEAR Board of Directors is comprised of 50% law enforcement
and 50% retail loss prevention

Featured in picture, from left to right

Ben Dugan, CLEAR Vice President and Director of Investigations at The Zellman Group
Chris Schkade, CLEAR State Representative Coordinator and Asset Protection Manager, Walgreens
Cody Evans, CLEAR Secretary and Detective, Boise Police Department
Mitzi Perry, CLEAR Training Director and Investigator, Property Recovery Unit at St. Petersburg Police Department
Mark Falkner, CLEAR Training Director and Director of Security at Gateway Mall (Detective, Salt Lake City
John Clark, CLEAR Government Liaison and Principal & Founder at PCI Services, LLC
Curt Crum, CLEAR President and Manager Special Services, Investigations Division at Boise Police Department
Rich Rossman, CLEAR Vice President and Sergeant, Broward County Sheriff's Department
Vicki Aubrey, CLEAR Board of Directors and Detective, Salt Lake City Police Department
Dave Collins, CLEAR Treasurer and Senior Manager of Loss Prevention, Signet Jewelers
Kate Adams, CLEAR Legislative Chairman and Lieutenant, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
Mark Neapolitan, CLEAR Executive Advisory Board and Senior Director of Loss Prevention, Signet Jewelers

Featured in picture, from left to right

Chris Schkade, CLEAR State Representative Coordinator and Asset Protection Manager, Walgreens
Cody Evans, CLEAR Secretary and Detective, Boise Police Department
Mark Falkner, CLEAR Training Director and Director of Security at Gateway Mall (Detective, Salt Lake City Police Department - Retired)
Tony Sheppard, CLEAR Retail Regional Director and National Manager of Organized Retail Crime Unit at CVS Health
Rich Rossman, CLEAR Vice President and Sergeant, Broward County Sheriff's Department
John Clark, CLEAR Government Liaison and Principal & Founder at PCI Services, LLC
Curt Crum, CLEAR President and Manager Special Services, Investigations Division at Boise Police Department
Mitzi Perry, CLEAR Training Director and Investigator, Property Recovery Unit at St. Petersburg Police Department
Mark Neapolitan, CLEAR Executive Advisory Board and Senior Director of Loss Prevention, Signet Jewelers
Vicki Aubrey, CLEAR Board of Directors and Detective, Salt Lake City Police Department
Ben Dugan, CLEAR Vice President and Director of Investigations at The Zellman Group
Kate Adams, CLEAR Legislative Chairman and Lieutenant, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

CLEAR's mission is to build and support public-private sector partnerships focused on improving the safety of our communities. We accomplish this mission through supporting collaborative training and education events, open communication and networking opportunities. By working and training together, our Members create a tenor in which all understand they are stakeholders, who are aware and vested in the security and protection of our communities.

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Ed Fuentes promoted to Director of Asset Protection - Investigations for Toys R Us

Ed was previously the National Manager of Investigations for the retailer and has been with them since 2009. He started as a Regional Asset Protection Manager, and less than a year later was named Regional Manager of Investigations. Ed has also held other positions including Project Manager for Protiviti and District LP Manager for Mervyn's California. Read more about Ed's contributions to the LP Industry here. Congratulations Ed!

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1st Time - Vendors Are Top Cyber Concern
US Companies Holding Vendors Accountable for Cyber Issues

NAVEX Global has released data that shows that US companies are now moving quickly to go after vendors on cyber issues.

The report covers a number of topics, and shows that for the first time, companies are more concerned about cyber security problems with their vendors and partners than anything else. However, while concerns about third-party risk remain high - particularly regarding cybersecurity - more than half of organizations (58%) ranked their programs as maturing or advanced.

"We continue to see a move toward centralized and automated systems, which allow organizations to treat third parties the same way they treat their own employees with access to hotlines, training and policies."

While survey respondents identified cybersecurity as the top concern overall, bribery and corruption was still the #1 issue among organizations with more than 5,000 employees and annual revenues of $1 billion or more. Bribery and corruption was also a greater concern among organizations where 20 percent or more of their annual revenue is related to or generated by their third parties. securitymagazine.com

Showtime documentary 'Active Shooter'
The eight-part series, which began airing two days before the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas, examines the nation's modern-day spate of mass shootings, including incidents in Aurora, Colo.; San Bernardino, Calif.; Charleston, S.C.; and Columbine, Colo.

Friday's episode, which airs at 9 p.m., includes interviews with club-goers, a Pulse security guard, the late columnist and activist Billy Manes and a former police officer left with debilitating post-traumatic stress after dealing with the bodies of the dead.

Saidman hopes the series - spared from "talking heads shouting over each other" about gun control - will provoke a more contemplative discussion of what can be done to stem the violence, he said. orlandosentinel.com

Why employers should keep their eyes out for perpetrators of domestic violence
Prevention programs and an open work environment can help prevent domestic violence. Perpetrators of domestic violence often use workplace hours to continue their abusive behavior, according to researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Companies should not abdicate their duty of responsibility for their staff: 75% of victims face harassment from their partners even while at work.

One-third of respondents said they are in contact with their current or former partners during work and engaging in arguments, emotionally abusive actions or monitoring their whereabouts.

What's more, a quarter of respondents said they use their workplace time to drop by their partners' homes or workplaces and 20% said their co-workers were aware of this.

There's a financial, as well as a social cost, for businesses. Domestic violence costs the U.S. economy $8.3 billion a year from medical costs and lost productivity, according to a 2004 report. marketwatch.com

Miami-Dade Commissioner Wants Stiffer Penalties for Looting
After 26 people arrested looting North Miami Walmart

The videos were aired on repeat on local cable news channels as Hurricane Irma battered South Florida: small groups of people breaking into shoe stores and leaving with boxes of stolen sneakers. As WPLG and WSVN replayed the incidents, the footage quickly made its way into the national news cycle.

Now, citing those thefts and a handful of others, Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz is pushing for tougher laws against looting in the wake of a hurricane. A resolution he presented during a commission meeting this month urges Tallahassee lawmakers to pass legislation requiring looters to pay restitution twice the value of any loss or damage caused by their crimes.

Florida law already imposes stiffer penalties for burglaries and thefts committed while the governor has declared a state of emergency, but Diaz wants those rules to also apply when a state of emergency has been declared on a local level.

The resolution cites four examples: 26 people arrested for allegedly looting a Walmart on the north side of Miami, six men accused of breaking into stores and snagging products inside the Shops at Midtown Miami, two teenagers entering a home in Broward while the owners were out of the country, and nine people busted for breaking into a shoe store and pawnshop in Fort Lauderdale. miaminewtimes.com

"Third Shift" - "Midnight Shift" - "Ghost Shift"
They Produce the Best Counterfeits

To set the stage, imagine you are a Chinese factory owner. You have been contracted by Coach to produce 10,000 designer handbags. When your workers are done, you still have the materials to make more. Your contract is done; the materials can be thrown out. Except you have the workers who know exactly how to make the real thing, the machines that made the real thing, and the materials used to make the real thing. Why not simply make more and sell them out the back door, on the street, to tourists and locals alike? There might not be the same quality assurance, but what does that matter when there is money to be made?

Known as the "third shift," "midnight shift," or "ghost shift," this is exactly what happens in some less scrupulous overseas factories. The workers take on an extra shift for more money, while the factory owners profit. And while it is not limited to designer handbags, it's where the best counterfeits come from.

"You've taught a company to produce something," an anonymous China-based investigator told Fortune, "and perhaps that's all those people know how to do. Just because you have agreements doesn't mean those people are going to stop doing what they've learned." equities.com

Here They Come - Commercial Drones
Trump Signs DOT Order - Get Them Up There

The Trump administration says U.S. aviation regulations are outdated and limit the amount of testing companies can do with drones. To help, the White House has launched a new drone Integration Pilot Program. It orders the Transportation Department to work with state and local governments to establish innovation zones to test ways of incorporating drones into local airspaces.

This new initiative will likely excite companies such as Amazon and 7-Eleven, but this is bigger than getting a quick delivery of Soylent or Slurpees.

The newly created Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program will ask state, local, and tribal authorities for their input on how to craft rules for drones that please everyone. But the FAA doesn't want a confusing patchwork of rules.

In an effort to figure out what will work best, the DOT is accepting ideas from those local, state, and tribal authorities, who are invited to work with private-sector partners (how those partnerships will work, exactly, is TBA). The DOT will pick at least five proposals out of all the projects and use those to run experiments over the next three years. Eventually, that will lead to national rules.

Flirtey, which has partnered with NASA, 7-Eleven, and Domino's Pizza on proof of concept drone deliveries, thinks fast-tracking regulations will lead to advancements everyone will benefit from. wired.com

From Road Signs to Wild Fires
Prison Labor generates $2 Billion in revenue each year

At the federal level, the Bureau of Prisons operates the Federal Prison Industries Program that pays inmates $0.90 an hour to produce everything from mattresses and spectacles to road signs for government agencies, earning the government about $500 million in sales in 2016, according to The Economist.

Overall some estimate that prison labor generates about $2 billion of revenue annually for federal, state and local governments and private businesses. Low-cost, and at times, no-cost prison labor has become so common that most people don't even know that prisoners are providing essential services.

For example, as wildfires ravage California, inmates account for about 40 percent of the firefighters trying to contain the devastating blazes. Thousands of state prisoners work as firefighters, for as little as $2 a day. As news reports herald the heroic and dangerous work done by firefighter combating wildfires, few realize those efforts are being provided for practically nothing. timesonline.com

Two Cops Smuggling Cash Overseas
Mass. Cop Indicted For Helping 'Codfather' Smuggle Cash
The Codfather - Fish Fraud King

A Massachusetts county sheriff's captain arrested in August for allegedly helping a fisherman known as the "Codfather" smuggle illicit cash overseas has been formally indicted, the Boston U.S. attorney said on Thursday.

The indictment comes just one week after another Bristol County law enforcement officer was sentenced to a year behind bars for similar conduct.

Carlos Rafael, the "Codfather," owned and ran a huge fishing and distribution business that fished illegally and fraudulently labeled fish they distributed. Worth over $175M. law360.com

Senior Director, AP Operations & Safety for Sears Holdings Hoffman Estates, IL
The Senior Director, AP Operations & Safety is responsible for leading the Corporate Asset & Profit Protection Operational and Administrative functions for Sears Holdings Corporation. This position will assist the Corporate and Field teams in the development and management of the core profit improvement programs for all formats.  brassring.com

Director, LP Technology for Ross Dress For Less in Dublin, CA
The Director, Loss Prevention Technology is responsible for directing LP technology across both Ross and dd's stores to reduce shortage and support safe and secure environments in both new and existing stores. The Director, LP Technology is also responsible for leading collaboration and communication with Executives as well as Field and Corporate partners and managing LP technology vendors to drive a high standard of service. rossstores.com

Stein Mart Cutting Corporate Headcount by 10% = 48 Jobs

NRF Consumer Survey Points to Busy Holiday Season, Backs Up Economic Forecast

Quarterly Results
Amazon Q3 North American sales up 34.9%, Int. sales up 29.2%, Web Services up 41.8%, total revenue up 34%
PriceSmart Q4 net sales up 3.6%


Don't Miss The Industry's Hottest Topics

Attend RLPSA CONNECT November 2 in Atlanta to hear the restaurant and food service industry's hottest topics:

"Tackling Phone Scams that are Costing Us Millions" Bill Ball, McDonald's, Bret Kirby, Federal Bureau of Investigation
"Heroin & Opiate Epidemic: Vagrancy Challenges and Solutions" - Detective Laura Steele, Snellville, GA
"Best Practices for Presenting Cases & Preparing for Court" - John Melvin, Chief Assistant District Attorney, Cobb County District Attorney's Office

The workshop is designed to not only connect restaurant security practitioners and local law enforcement professionals, but is also designed to develop awareness on trending issues and foster open discussion and solutions among the attendees. This workshop will have an emphasis on the greater Atlanta area. Certified Forensic Interviewers (CFI) will receive CEU's toward re-certification.

Check out more of the value-packed agenda here: http://www.rlpsaannualconference.com/rlpsa-connect/

All Attendees Must Register:
Email your name, company, title, and company email address to Amber Bradley at amber.bradley@rlpsa.com.

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Crime Accountability Partnership Program Has Saved Communities $100M and Changed Lives

Created by Turning Point Justice (TPJ) (http://turningpointjustice.com) and the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) (http://www.shopliftingprevention.org), the Crime Accountability Partnership (C.A. Partnership) Program has not only saved communities more than $100 million in resources, but it has saved thousands of people from a self-destructive, criminal future. The C.A. Partnership Program has become the newest ally in the fight against shoplifting.

Offered free to retailers and their law enforcement partners, the Crime Accountability Partnership Program significantly reduces the drain on police resources in responding to petty shoplifting, helps reduce court case backlogs and frees up valuable public and private resources, enabling police and loss prevention personnel to focus on more significant issues.

In use by major retailers, such as Sears, Kmart, and Walmart, the C.A. Partnership Program was designed by criminal justice and loss prevention professionals and uses TPJ's Cloud-Justice technology and NASP's court-approved educational programs to facilitate a path to education for shoplift offenders.

Guided by restorative justice principles, the program requires that offenders accept responsibility for their actions, pay restitution to the retail victim and complete the appropriate NASP education course to build their competency and prevent repeat offenses.

In 2016 and 2017, the program allowed partner retailers to reduce calls to law enforcement between 40% and 60% while effectively educating and holding offenders accountable and creating a database that tracks repeat offenders across retailers and jurisdictions providing an invaluable intelligence and investigative tool for ORC and police investigators alike.

Read more here


Security Forecast: Cloudy with Low Data Visibility
Businesses are moving more sensitive data to the cloud but struggle to monitor and manage it once it's there.
A need for greater flexibility, speed, and convenience is driving more businesses to the cloud. Less than 25% had their applications, data, and infrastructure in the cloud two years ago but 44% have them cloud-based today, and 65% will be cloud-based two years from now.

The data comes from a study by Google Cloud and the MIT SMR Custom Studio. Researchers polled more than 500 IT decision-makers and found security is also a key driver of cloud adoption: 44% of respondents moved to the cloud because of their increased confidence in security. Overall, 74% of participants are more confident in cloud security.

A Change in Perspective
"It used to be that security was one of the things holding organizations back from the cloud," says Rob Sadowski, trust and security marketing lead for Google Cloud. "What we're starting to see, and what we saw in the research, is the script is almost flipping."

While Sadowski admits the confidence is partly due to improved documentation, he says two-thirds of respondents attribute their confidence to direct experience in the cloud. The top most consistent two reasons for moving to the cloud include "increased flexibility in business processes and vendor choices," and the "ability to integrate with new tools and platforms." darkreading.com

Amazon Web Services 
Inside the Amazon company that's even bigger than Amazon.com

Over the last decade, Amazon has quietly built up the world's largest cloud-services company, called AWS (Amazon Web Services). In terms of income and profit, it's much bigger than Amazon.com (the division that sells stuff by mail-order).

Amazon's fastest-growing core business continues to be Amazon Web Services, which grew 42 percent year over year and now accounts for 11 percent of the company's total revenue. That growth rate, however, is decelerated from 55 percent in the second quarter.
It's also much bigger than its rivals, which include Microsoft, IBM, and Google; in fact, AWS says that it's bigger than its next 14 competitors combined. yahoo.com redcode.net

Insider threats: the 4 vulnerabilities you're missing
The next insider threat won't be a malicious mastermind, he or she may not even be an employee. Are you prepared?

Here are four insider threat vulnerabilities that are undervalued and what we can do about them.

1. Leadership The business side of the C-Suite is tasked with managing development, strategic decision making and, ultimately, organizational success. As such, cybersecurity policies are often seen as a barrier to progress and action. Unfortunately, securing an organization against insider threats requires buy-in from the entire leadership team, not just the CSO. So, what can you do?

CSOs need to work with the rest of the C-Suite to convince them of the business case for tackling negligent and compromised insider threats. Only then will secure decision making filter down through the ranks.

2. Recruitment Insider threats can be fought on multiple fronts-including early in the recruitment and hiring process. Hiring leaders should look beyond the standard criminal background checks, and dig, into a prospect's history to look for anything that might render them susceptible to blackmail or bribery. This means understanding credit history, outstanding debts and anything else that could be used as leverage. Recruiters also need to ensure that new hires have a competent grasp of your security culture.

3. Bad (or non-existent) BYOD process  Millennials make up the largest portion of the U.S. workforce today, and Gen Z will be your next generation of employees. These generations are beyond comfortable sharing their personal information. Meanwhile, stopping them from using their personal devices is impossible, nor should it be necessary.

Personal devices don't have to be inherently risky, but they do require organizations to have a thoughtful, comprehensive bring your own device (BYOD) policy. This means thinking about how the future of the workplace looks: people working on the go, for example. Help employees avoid the risks of public WiFi with a VPN or hotspot, and lower the risk of lost information by keeping business files in a secure cloud, which makes it unnecessary to store such data on personal devices.

4. A lack of visibility You'd be surprised how many organizations have little to no visibility when it comes to network activity. But, lacking the ability to monitor user behavior and file movement, you'll find yourself blindsided when it comes to insider threats. When developing a proactive insider threat plan, CSOs need to be asking, "How much network visibility do we have?" csoonline.com

Unattended c-stores are on the rise in China
Staffless stores like EasyGo are an emerging phenomenon in China, as e-commerce companies big and small are investing lots of financial, technology and product development resources in this area. Hans Tung, managing partner for GGV Capital, which invested in unmanned store startups BingoBox and CityBox in China, said this trend can be partly ascribed to the country's growing population of urban commuters in metropolitan cities who value convenience and efficiency. digiday.com

A Guide to Effective Network Penetration Testing


America's Funniest LP 'Quick Takes'

With MCs Joe LaRocca & Amber Bradley

Ed Wolfe Shares His
 Hand-Drawn "Selfie"

Originally Published 9-14-16

Ed Wolfe, VP of Business Development for WG Security, shares a hand-drawn "selfie" in this LPNN Quick Take. Hear him and Amber rant about technology and kids these days.

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Here Come More Store Formats
Amazon had an exceedingly busy third quarter

The third quarter included the third iteration of Amazon Prime Day (held July 11), the now-30-hour sales day that offers special discounts to members of Amazon Prime. Amazon had 90 million Prime members as of Sept. 30, the end of Q3, up 25 million from a year earlier. Amazon also closed its acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc. during the quarter and began adding Whole Foods products to Amazon.com.

Amazon increases growth of its online stores by 22%. All that said, it is clear that Amazon's own online stores are no longer the star of the show. Both the subscription services arm and Amazon's web services division (AWS) are outpacing product sales in growth terms. The former, which includes Prime fees, grew by 59% and the latter by 42%.

Amazon chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky said consumers can expect to see more development on the integration of Amazon services with Whole Foods, particularly for Amazon Fresh, Amazon Prime Now, Amazon Lockers and Whole Foods goods. "Whole Foods gives us a vast head start on [developing additional store formats]," Olsavsky said.

Also announced or opened 10 additional fulfillment centers in the U.S. digitalcommerce360.com

Alibaba Bans Air Bag Components and Combats Fake Goods on its Marketplaces
Alibaba has banned listings of car airbag components on two of its cross-border e-commerce platforms.

The implementation of the ban, beginning last month, on what's referred to in the industry as "SRS-related equipment" has already resulted in removal of 22,000 online listings from over 700 vendors. To prevent future listings, Alibaba's platform algorithms is also intercepting pre-listings and blocking them in real time.

Alibaba has banned sales of airbags, themselves, on its platforms since 2014 because of the potential for significant safety-related issues. Alibaba said it extended its ban to airbag component parts for the same reason, as well as to halt potential fakes.

Already active in IP protection, Alibaba has stepped things up this year, taking a multi-pronged approach to rooting out fakes and bad actors, both online and offline. esellercafe.com

eGift Card Fraud: The Gift That Keeps On Taking
eGift Cards are growing at a 200% annual rate with an estimated $950 million lost to fraud last year.

eGift Cards and stored value cards are an exchange currency that criminals can easily steal and resell. They're easy to purchase, easy to convert to cash, and virtually untraceable. Discover how to stop eGift Card fraud before it starts and avoid the double penalty of paying for chargebacks and redeeming stolen cards.

Download this eBook to learn more. kount.com

10 Tips to Avoid Fraudulent Chargebacks from Online Sales

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Identity Theft Ring of 6 Indicted for Credit Card Fraud
A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging six people with conspiring to commit bank and wire fraud, conspiring to traffic in contraband cigarettes, aggravated identity theft, and access device fraud.

The six conspirators purchased stolen financial information including credit and debit card numbers from black market websites. The conspirators encoded that stolen information, including information belonging to real people, onto forged credit cards that they used to purchase things of value, including cartons of cigarettes. They then resold over 10,000 of those cigarettes to black market resellers for $47 per carton.

According to the indictment, laptops recovered from the conspirators included files of thousands of credit card numbers, including 2,000 numbers recovered from Travon Williams' laptop and over 10,000 numbers recovered from Nathaneal Williams' laptop. justice.gov

Salem, OR: Husband, wife on West Coast Baby Formula theft spree arrested in Salem
A husband and wife on a baby formula theft spree along the West Coast were arrested in Salem after hitting a security worker with their van. A loss prevention officer at Safeway called police Wednesday to report two people stealing baby formula from the store. The suspects drove away from the scene and hit the security worker with their van. A deputy near the area quickly located the Kia minivan and conducted a traffic stop. Deputies detained two suspects. Investigators said 193 containers of baby formula (est value of nearly $4,000) were found in the suspects' van. Deputies said Robert Babeanu, 27, and Anita Babeanu, 28, of Buena Park, California, are believed to have been traveling along the West Coast, stealing formula from stores and selling it for profit. kptv.com

Aurora, IL: Smash & Grab Thieves hit Chicago Premium Outlets for $45,000
in merchandise

Authorities are investigating a smash-and-grab burglary early Wednesday at an outlet store in west suburban Aurora. About 2:45 a.m., a Hyundai SUV with three men inside backed into the front door of the Versace store at a high speed at the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall. The men, all dressed in black clothes, then entered the store and stole about $45,000 worth of handbags, belts and other merchandise, police said. suntimes.com

Walnut Creek, CA: Police say man walked out of jewelry store with 1.82 carat diamond worth $27K
On October 12, the man seen here strolled into the King's Jewelers in Walnut Creek, California -- he had called three days earlier asking about engagement rings. When the salesperson showed him a 1.82 carat diamond ring worth $27,000 by placing it on his hand, he made a bolt for the door. In just a few seconds, the accused diamond thief was out of the store and into a waiting green getaway car with paper license plates. Store owner David McConnell says he's not holding out hope that the diamond will be found. fox13news.com

New Castle County, DE: Delaware State Police are looking for 3 ORC thieves with active Felony Warrants
Lucius Jones, 50, Maurice McCorkle, 31, and Lashanda Anderson, 35 all have active felony warrants on file, stemming from multiple theft incidents that have occurred at Marshalls locations throughout New Castle County. In September and October, police said, they conspired to steal large quantities of merchandise from Marshalls in Milltown, as well as the Marshalls near Christiana. delawareonline.com

Loveland, CO: 1 Arrested In 3 Jewelry store Smash & Grabs,
Search For More Suspects Continues

Police have arrested one of three thieves wanted in connection with smash-and-grabs at three jewelry stores in Loveland and Westminster. The Zales and Helzberg Diamonds windows in the Promenade Shops at Centerra were smashed out and all the glass cases inside destroyed before the thieves took off with the precious stones and metal on Aug. 24. Police say the crooks used a vehicle to break into the stores. Investigators say the Shane Company store in Westminster was targeted by the same smash-and-grab thieves just about an hour and a half earlier that same night. cbslocal.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Fairhope, AL: 1 dead, 1 in custody after officer-involved shooting;
began with "suspicious activity" outside Walmart

Investigators say there was a police pursuit that started at the Fairhope Walmart and ended in a residential neighborhood. Police were called to the Walmart for reports of "suspicious activity," around 4:30 p.m. but before police got there, a car was stolen. Baldwin County Sheriff says two suspects were reportedly looking into a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot. It was stolen before Fairhope Police could get there. When the vehicle was spotted, a chase ensued. The vehicle wrecked and one suspect was taken into custody and the other ran into nearby woods.

Later, we're told a second vehicle was taken and another chase ensued. Investigators say that second car was the result of a carjacking in a neighborhood. At some point, shots were fired. A white male was struck and killed. Officials say a weapon was recovered at the scene. Investigators haven't confirmed whether or not the suspect fired any shots. fox10tv.com

Pinellas Park, FL: A teen gave a homeless man money to buy him beer;
Now he is charged with murder

Police arrested a teenager Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of a homeless man Monday. Pinellas Park police charged the 16-year-old with first-degree murder in the shooting death of John Asch, 44. Asch met the 16-year-old on Monday outside of a convenience store on the corner of 66th Street and 62nd Avenue Monday where the teen gave Asch money to buy beer for him inside the store. Police said Asch got on his bicycle with the teen's money. The teen chased him down in front of a water treatment plant and shot Asch in the head. bradenton.com

Greensboro, NC: Sheriff Barnes discusses Pursuit Policy after fatal crash that killed 5 people
"Going forward, we will closely examine our Agency's policies," Barnes said in the press release. "This is not 'lip service.' A Deputy was pursuing a reported stolen vehicle that was used 2 days prior in the Robbery of a CVS store. Reports indicate that the fleeing vehicle was going over 125 MPH before crashing and killing 2 innocent victims. myfox8.com

Dayton, OH: Gunshot victim found dead in Restaurant Supply store parking lot
A man was found fatally shot in a car parked in a restaurant supply store parking lot late Thursday in Harrison Twp. Deputies and medics responded to a shooting in the parking lot of the Wasserstrom Restaurant Supply Superstore around 11:50 p.m. daytondailynews.com

Colorado Springs, CO: Two shot outside
Family Dollar

Colorado Springs Police are investigating a double shooting near a Family Dollar on East Boulder Street. Shots were fired before 2:30 p.m. Thursday. One shooting victim is in critical condition while the other is in serious condition. Police have only stated both victims are adult males. koaa.com

Update: Colorado Springs, CO: No charges filed against Police Officer who shot
and killed a Walmart shoplifter

A multi-agency team has cleared a Colorado Springs officer of wrong-doing and ruled his use of force justified when he shot and killed a shoplifting suspect from Walmart back in August. The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office declared Thursday that the investigation into Officer Anthony Voltz's deadly shooting of 45-year-old Steven James Young had found no wrong-doing on Voltz's part.

In the late hours of August 15, a Colorado Springs police officer was called Walmart for a reported shoplifter leaving the store. As soon as Young - the suspected shoplifter - saw the officer, he bolted through the store and out one of the loading docks. The officers lost track of Young for a moment, until Voltz heard some rustling in the bushes. Voltz reportedly got out of his patrol car to investigate and that's when Young jumped from behind the bushes with what looked like a gun. The report says Voltz saw Young run in the direction of the other officers with what looked like a gun so he radioed to the other officers that the suspect had a gun. It was a CO2 pellet gun. 9news.com

Update: Birmingham, AL: Teenager Indicted for the Shooting Death
of Store Clerk in June

Jefferson County grand jury indicted 18-year-old Chandler Jacoby Bryant on charges of first-degree robbery and capital murder in the June 3 death of 29-year-old Mike Ngangi. Birmingham police Sgt. Bryan Shelton says officers were dispatched to the store on a robbery alarm. When they arrived, they found two people consoling Ngangi, who had been shot one time. He was taken to a hospital and later died. usnews.com

Memphis, TN: Man shot outside C-Store dies after being dumped outside Fire Station for help

Fort Lauderdale, FL: 'Offer Up' iPhone seller shot in head by prospective buyer

Robberies & Thefts

Watsonville, CA: Stolen Gun Shop merchandise found in home
Police served a search warrant at two houses in Watsonville resulting in a lot of stolen property, drugs, and guns - some of which were stolen from Markley's Indoor Range and Gun Shop this month. Watsonville Police with the assistance of the Santa Cruz County Auto Theft Reduction Enforcement Team, or SCARE, searched the house of 41-year-old Jim Rodriguez.

Upon searching the home, officers found 9 guns, body armor, and a high capacity magazine. They also found suspected stolen property such as expensive bikes, clothes, and electronics. Police also seized 20 pounds of marijuana packaged for sale. A search was then done at another house of Rodriguez'. This time they found 21 guns; including a high powered rifle, illegal shotgun, taser, and several handguns. One handgun was already outfitted with a homemade silencer. ksbw.com

San Mateo, CA: Nordstrom shoplifter arrested for Robbery and Chase
An Oakland woman arrested Wednesday after she allegedly drove her car at Loss Prevention officers outside a San Mateo Nordstrom department store pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges of robbery and assault with an automobile, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. smdailyjournal.com

Battle Creek, MI: Police investigating 14 Armed Robberies since late August

Gwinnett County, GA: Grab & Run Thief flees Macy's with $7500 worth of jewelry from Macy's at the Mall of Georgia

Chicopee, MA: Man admits 3 Armed Robberies of Chicopee stores

Marshfield, WI: Man locked in store's beer cooler stays, drinks


Toms River, NJ: Man Found Guilty Of Knifepoint Dollar Tree Robbery Has 30 Prior Convictions

Hagerstown, MD: Man who robbed drug store sentenced to 23 years

Springfield, MA: Westfield man admits 3 armed robberies of Chicopee stores

Loveland, CO: Suspect charged in August smash-and-grab burglaries of jewelry stores

Washington, D.C.: Three men charged in string of CVS store robberies

Atmore, AL: Man Charged With Armed Robbery of 3 C- Stores

Credit Card Fraud

Gainesville, FL: Univ of Florida Football Players receive pre-trial intervention
All but two of the nine Florida players suspended because of credit card fraud allegations will enter a pre-trial diversion program. The other players offered intervention include defensive lineman Keivonnis Davis and Richerd Desir-Jones, linebackers James Houstin IV and Ventrell Miller, and wide receiver Rick Wells. Offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort is reportedly facing up to 30 felony charges and defensive end Jordan Smith is facing five. The seven still may not play this season and have to appear before Florida's Student Code of Conduct Committee. newburghgazette.com

Ripon, CA: Police bust turns up 1100 pieces of stolen U.S Mail



AT&T - Ventura, CA - Armed Robbery
C- Store - San Carlos, CA - Robbery
C-Store - Chelsea, MA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Purcell, MO - Burglary
C-Store - Marshall, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Warner Robins, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Midland, TX - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Lane, OK - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Spring Valley, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Battle Creek, MI - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Atmore, AL - Armed Robbery
CVS - Menlo Park, CA - Robbery
CVS - Washington, DC - Armed Robbery
Dillons - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery (bank inside)
Dollar General - Tulsa, OK - Burglary
Dollar General - Ocala, FL - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Cahokia, IL - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Laramie, WY - Robbery
McDonald's - Boardman, OH - Robbery
Shell - Atmore, AL - Armed Robbery
Vape Store - Green Bay, WI - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Suffolk, VA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
20 robberies
2 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings


Weekly Totals:
92 robberies
21 burglaries
5 shooting
1 killings




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named Loss Prevention and Ops Support Manager for Lowe's
James Elliott, CFI named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Dollar General

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