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Pictured (left to right): David Jackson, FLPM Sun West - Daniel Schneider, FLPM Arizona - Scott Wohl, LP Sr. Investigator - Betty Chacon, FLPM Coastal CA - Art Heredia, Sr. Manager, LP - Omar Angulo, FLPM Los Angeles

Not pictured: Jacqlyn Silva, FLPM Inland CA

The T-Mobile Southwest LP Team enjoys a pizza party on the Daily!

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Steve Boyd promoted to Vice President, Loss Prevention, for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Dallas, TX
Steve started his Exchange career in 1982 at Ft. Rucker, AL. While at Ft. Rucker, he was promoted into the Loss Prevention career cone. Since then, Steve has worked at nearly every level of Loss Prevention within the Exchange, including: Exchange Detective/Supervisor, Surveillance Specialist/Supervisor, Area LP Manager, Region LP Manager and Senior Field Operations Manager. His assignments have taken him to various locations in the Continental United States, Europe, Asia and to multiple deployments in the Middle East.

Steve graduated from Thomas A. Edison State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Administration of Justice and from Mississippi College with a Master of Social Sciences degree in Loss Prevention. Steve also holds two certifications; CFE and LPQ. Congratulations, Steve!

Brian B. Potts named National Channel Sales Manager for Vector Security Networks
In this newly-created position, Potts is responsible for winning, maintaining, and expanding relationships with channel partners. He is also responsible for achieving sales, profitability and partner recruitment objectives, while representing the entire range of Vector Security Networks' products and services to drive sales through the partners' relationships and customer base.

Potts joins Vector Security Networks from the global communications and technology company Verizon, where he held various positions during his 10-year stint, including Channel Sales Manager, Channel Marketing and Regional Channel Manager. Prior to that, he was with Qwest Communications, Integration Point and Time Warner Telecom. Congratulations, Brian! Read more here

Jim Mack named Technical Training Manager for OpenEye
OpenEye, a leading provider of cloud managed video surveillance solutions, is proud to welcome Jim Mack as the new Technical Training Manager. Jim will be responsible for training both OpenEye's internal sales team and our Channel Partners on the best techniques for the sale and use of OpenEye products and features while providing Heroic Customer Service.

Prior to joining OpenEye, Mack was the Vice President of Technology and Product Development for DTT Surveillance where he led their Advanced Technology Group. Congratulations, Jim! Read more here

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NJFC Hosts Impactful Loss Prevention Conference

The New Jersey Food Council (NJFC), in partnership with the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association (NJRMA), hosted the 2018 Loss Prevention Conference and Exhibition at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ, recently.

The event tackled all aspects of loss prevention, ensuring security professionals understand all the latest trends and updates in asset protection to preserve and protect company resources. The conference included new topics as well that piqued the interests of attendees.

NJFC President & CEO Linda Doherty said, "Our goal with this conference is to help the retail loss prevention community tackle progressive security issues, share information on the latest security scams, and network with law enforcement officials."  Read more here

NJFC Loss Prevention Committee Chair Lou Mola of Wawa, Loss Prevention Conference Chair Ed Rohena of Stop & Shop, NJFC Loss Prevention Professional Award honoree Scott Dougherty of Saker ShopRites, and NJFC President Linda Doherty

NJFC Loss Prevention Professional Award honoree Scott Dougherty of Saker ShopRite; Law Enforcement Achievement Award honoree Special Agent Stephen Csapo of the F.B.I., NJRMA; Loss Prevention Professional Award honoree David Wallace of Staples; Law Enforcement Achievement Award honoree Det. Jeff VanderGoot of Somerset County

The Asset Protection Innovation Awards is NOW accepting applications

These awards showcase game-changing technology that mitigates total retail loss and recognizes the visionary companies that are developing these solutions. Applicants are asked to demonstrate how their technology reduces the losses outlined in the Total Retail Loss (TRL) report, a study RILA commissioned in conjunction with the University of Leicester.

A panel of top executives in retail asset protection will review all submissions and finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their technology to over 1,000 retail safety executives at the Retail Asset Protection Conference, May 5-8 in Denver, CO.

Doing More With Less
Security Teams Get Innovative when Faced with Too Few Resources

At a high level, our goal in security is to manage, mitigate, and minimize risk. In an ideal world, we would enumerate the list of risks and threats we are concerned about and allocate the necessary resources to properly address them. Of course, we don't live in an ideal world. Most security teams feel this quite acutely in the form of resource constraints. Whether considering time, money, personnel, or any combination of the three, there just never seem to be enough resources to address the challenges at hand.

It is precisely because of this that laziness is a wonderful motivator in security. Or, rather, not laziness per se, but a constant need to do more with less. The ever present need to run a proper security program with too few resources. This necessitates inventing ways to work smarter, rather than harder. This necessity is the mother of invention in the security field.

This article offers a few ways in which organizations can work smarter, rather than harder to improve their information security postures in a resource-constrained environment. securityweek.com

Security Think Tank: Almost all security can be outsourced, but not the risk
Almost any critical security control can be outsourced, with a range of services on offer - from low-level, largely commoditised services - such as firewalls, network monitoring and anti-virus management - through to consultancy and bespoke services tailored to a specific organisation and a given deliverable.

Organisations can buy hours, completion of a particular activity or the expertise of an individual, such as CISO-as-a-service offerings. Organisations cannot, however, outsource risk or responsibility.

Irrespective of whether fault rests with a third party for a security incident, it will be the reputation of the organisation that suffers. For this reason, it is imperative that the information risks associated with any outsourcing arrangements are carefully evaluated and that the obligations of the supplier or service provider are precisely defined. computerweekly.com

Pilot Flying J fraud 'architect' and fraud instructor seek mercy from a federal judge
The former Pilot Flying J executive who profanely boasted of defrauding truckers says the "corrupting influences" of his former bosses made him do it.

The former Pilot Flying J executive who taught the art of defrauding truckers says the firm's chief executive officer and its ex-president made him think he could do it.

And, the former Pilot Flying J executive who managed the paperwork of defrauding truckers says crime was just a part of the job.

Those are the arguments being made on behalf of John "Stick" Freeman, Brian Mosher and Vicki Borden, respectively, as the trio face sentencing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga for their roles in a five-year fraud plot within the truck stop giant's direct sales division. knoxnews.com

Sheriff's Capt. Avoids Jail For Aiding 'Codfather' Smuggling
A former captain and driver for the Bristol County sheriff on Monday avoided jail time for his role in helping the notorious fishing magnate known as "the Codfather" smuggle cash to the Azores, as a Massachusetts federal judge sentenced him to probation and home confinement instead. Jamie Melo wept as he apologized to U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper for what he called a "one-time lapse in judgment." A federal jury convicted Melo in July on counts of conspiracy and structuring for allegedly helping now-imprisoned mogul Carlos Rafael skirt reporting requirements by stuffing cash in envelopes in increments below $10,000, the federal minimum. law360.com

Breach Settlement Has Unusual Penalty:
New Jersey AG Bans Vendor From Owning or Managing a Business in the State

Months after the New Jersey attorney general's office smacked a medical practice with a hefty penalty for a 2016 breach, the office has signed a $200,000 settlement with the group's business associate that was responsible for the incident and banned its owner from managing or owning a business in the state. This apparently is the first time that a state attorney general has banned a business owner from managing or owning a business in a particular state as a result of a breach settlement, says privacy attorney Iliana Peters of the law firm Polsinelli. govinforsecurity.com

Workplace May Be New Battleground for 2019-20 Congress
In a politically split Congress, the House will have more pull against the Senate on wages, leave, immigration and labor unions.

Paid parental leave, a federal minimum wage hike and union-friendly laws are among the issues Democrats will work to advance on Capitol Hill after winning control of the House of Representatives following Tuesday's mid-term elections.

"You can absolutely anticipate more worker-friendly legislation," said Lisa Horn, vice president for congressional affairs at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). "Of course, those would be hard to get enacted because they require the [Republican] president's signature, and if they're too progressive, Trump is unlikely to sign them."

The Department of Labor (DOL) is scheduled to release its new overtime regulations in March. Those regulations are expected to raise the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions but not as high as the Obama administration had attempted. With Democrats controlling the House, they could try to stop the rule from being finalized through the appropriations process and oversight hearings, Horn said. shrm.org

"Walmart Town Center"
Walmart to Redevelop Parking Lots Into Bustling Town Centers
Parking Lots - The #1 Violent Crime Zone in Retail

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is evaluating whether to transform underused land at its stores across the U.S. (including metro Atlanta) into new offerings, such as restaurants, shops, food halls, parks, entertainment venues and more, said a top executive with Walmart during an Oct. 23 retail conference in Atlanta.

It's a new concept called the "Walmart Town Center," said LB Johnson, vice president of U.S. Realty Operations for Walmart, the keynote speaker at the 2018 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Southeast Conference & Deal Making.

Walmart on a website shows multiple plans for projects, including in Springfield, Mo., and Windsor Heights, Iowa. bizjournals.com

Editor's Note: Given the amount of crime and violence we report on that happens in Walmart parking lots, security has to be a primary if not the primary consideration when selecting sites. As parking lots in general are the number one zone for retail violent deaths.

Was Amazon's Headquarters Contest a Bait-and-Switch? Critics Say Yes
What a farce.

That was one of the immediate reactions when word leaked out on Monday that Amazon's much-ballyhooed search for a second headquarters outside of Seattle would result in not one, but two new locations. On Twitter, people used farce, sham or stunt to describe what had happened.

Amazon's critics were apoplectic at what they called a bait-and-switch.

"I was shocked," said Robert B. Engel of the Free & Fair Markets Initiative, a nonprofit that is a determined foe of the retailer on all fronts. "They've duped more than the bidders. They've duped all of us. They can't even live up to a promise that wasn't fair to anyone but Amazon."

From the company's point of view, however, things seem to be working out rather nicely. nytimes.com

Losers in Amazon Sweepstakes Aren't Ready to Throw In the Towel
Chicago offered $2 billion in tax breaks. North Carolina wrapped buses in Seattle with a pitch for Raleigh. A Philadelphia coffee chain printed the Amazon logo into the foam of its lattes. Now it may be all for naught.

After 20 finalist cities went to considerable lengths to lure Amazon to build a second headquarters within their boundaries - from promises of huge tax incentives and land deals to glitzy dinners with the cities' dignitaries - Amazon appears ready to increase its already sizable presence around New York, according to to people briefed on the discussions. The company is also nearing a deal to expand in the suburbs of Washington in Northern Virginia.

When officials from most of the 18 other cities were contacted on Tuesday, they were reluctant to answer a simple question: Was all that a waste of time? In fact, many still held out hope that they have a shot. nytimes.com

Dollar Tree's $9 Billion Problem: Family Dollar Isn't Paying Off

8 retailers that could go bankrupt in the next year

Sears Is Moving Closer to Loan Deal and Stave Off Shutdown

San Francisco voters approve homeless tax on businesses

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Cybersecurity's Impact on Physical Security Solutions
Tops List of 2019 Security Megatrends

Cybersecurity is the number one new megatrend shaping the industry, according to the Security Industry Association's (SIA) yearly report defining the major trends and forces at play in the global security industry. By nearly 30 percentage points, industry leaders said cybersecurity's impact on physical security solutions was the greatest they were expecting to face in 2019.

To be considered a bona fide megatrend, the force must be a top factor influencing both short- and long-term change in the global security industry, and is expected to have a sweeping impact on almost all businesses within the industry.

"Today modern physical security solutions are comprised of IoT devices and sensors that generate high volumes of security data. Applying analytics and artificial intelligence systems makes this data more actionable and increases responsiveness for security systems users," said SIA Chairman of the Board Scott Schafer. "Cybersecurity continues to be at the top of the list of the most important trends . . . and SIA will continue to address this trend over the next year and in the foreseeable future." sdmmag.com

Rise of the DPO - Data Protection Officer
With the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation now firmly in place, the role of the data protection officer has come into sharp focus, causing many organizations, including some associations, to hire or appoint a DPO.

If you don't have a DPO on staff or under contract as a consultant, it may not be cause for concern, depending on how much data you process and where the data subjects are located. But if you're a large association with many European Union members, it's a must-hire position.

Under GDPR, the requirement to hire or appoint a DPO is established in Article 37 and applies to any organization whose "core activities" involve "regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale." associationsnow.com

Most Businesses to Add More Cloud Security Tools
Three quarters of organizations plan to buy more cloud security tools in 2019 as a means to better secure increasingly complex cloud environments, new research shows. Cloud security workflows remain fragmented. Across all company sizes, about 53% of respondents distribute their cloud workloads across a hybrid infrastructure; 18% use multi-cloud. The larger the business, the higher the degree of fragmentation, researchers found. darkreading.com

Shape - 2018 Credential Spill Report
In the second annual Credential Spill Report, Shape delves into where spilled credentials come from, how criminals weaponize and resell the data, and ways compromised accounts are turned into profits for the criminal underground. The report also drills down into the costs of credential stuffing attacks on companies in various industries that are commonly targeted by attackers.

2.3B Credentials reported spilled in 2017: The frequency of credential spills has remained extremely consistent for two years, but the average size of spills in 2017 was lower than in 2016.

13 of the 51 credential spills were from breaches of web forums: Web forums were the most frequent targets for credential spills in 2017, but organizations providing online services contributed the largest number of compromised credentials (over 2 billion).

15 Months between spill and announcement: On average, there was a 15-month delay between the day credentials were compromised and the day the spill was reported.

Criminals harvest credentials from data breaches and then test them on every website and mobile app imaginable. A small subset of those credentials unlock accounts because most consumers reuse passwords across multiple sites. The criminals then drain those accounts of value to commit all manner of fraud, from unauthorized bank transfers to illicit purchases of Camembert. Some of us unintentionally help perpetuate the fraud cycle when we snap up those deals that are indeed, too good to be true. Requires logon shapesecurity.com

Inside Amazon's Robotic Fulfillment Center

HSBC bank confirms US data breach


Canadian Shoppers Beware: Your Mall is Watching You
As shoppers go about their day, buying everything from shoes to books, most are unaware of the latest technology their mall may be using to gather data on them-be it their age, their gender or even their mood.

Cadillac Fairview, the company that owns the Eaton Centre, deployed facial-analysis technology inside interactive directories at two of its Calgary malls earlier this year. At least, it did, until a software glitch revealed to passersby folders bearing names like "FaceAnalyzer," "gender" and "age."

It was quickly picked up by the media, which led to the federal privacy commissioner opening an investigation into the practice, and Cadillac Fairview saying it would stop using the cameras at those two malls, pending the outcome of the investigation.

What the company won't say, though, is whether it suspended the practice at any of the other 21 Cadillac Fairview-owned malls-a portfolio that spans six provinces and includes major shopping venues like Rideau Centre in Ottawa, Winnipeg's Polo Park and the Carrefour Laval, outside Montreal. investigation.

Cadillac Fairview malls "are not the only ones doing it." The revelation of the cameras in Calgary count among a series of recent unsettling cases of data-gathering technology creeping up on the public and governments, raising concerns few seem to have considered. macleans.ca

Canadians returning to the black market as cannabis supply shortages plague new marketplace
The first weeks have felt more like a soft opening with few retail outlets operating and rampant supply shortages. Quebec closed its government-run shops for three days this week because of a lack of pot and will continue to keep them shut Mondays through Wednesdays until availability is stabilized. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries said it expects product shortages in both brick-and-mortar and online stores could last six months.

Ontario, Canada's most populous province, won't have any stores open until April at the earliest as the new conservative government writes regulations. Meantime, police have shut down at least 11 illegal dispensaries in the province. Contributing to the delivery problem is a strike by workers at Canada Post. British Columbia, the third-largest province by population and a place that historically supplied of much of the country's illegal weed, still has just one retail store.

Corey Stone, a 32-year-old bar-restaurant manager in Montreal, and his friend were first in line at Quebec's government-run cannabis store on Oct. 17, but he hasn't been back because of the supply problems and has been getting his pot illegally. Blake Murchison, 62, was among the customers. He didn't try visiting the government's online store. "Why? There's a postal strike!" he laughed. "I'm not patient. It's a matter of convenience, really. Or inconvenience. thechronicalherald.com

Does Canada's Cannabis Industry Have Mafia Ties?
A recent report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC News) shows that some of the largest cannabis producers in the northern nation have mafia ties and connections to drug trafficking operations. It's the first sign of how legalization could struggle to castrate the criminal underworld because there are still too many vulnerabilities allowing it to seep in through the cracks.

The report, which was published earlier last week, indicates that Health Canada has issued licenses to major cannabis producers that have "longstanding ties" to mobsters, including the "powerful" Montreal crime family the Rizzutos. But investigators -- Radio-Canada's French-language news program Enquête - have so far refused to reveal the companies and the people involved. forbes.com

Half of cannabis stores closed in New Brunswick

Director, Loss Prevention for Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
Based in Halix, NS
Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Services Officer, the Director, Loss Prevention is accountable for the corporate direction and overall leadership, management and control of the NSLC's Loss Prevention, Investigation, Enforcement (Regulatory Compliance) and Emergency Management Programs and Services. The position directs a team of NSLC and contract Corporate Security staff providing monitoring, incident reporting and mitigation, security officer and loss prevention officer services, including investigative, regulatory compliance, security management consulting and analytical services across the organization. linkedin.com

Canada Store Openings & Expansions
DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Launches Unique Shop-in-Stores

Longo's new sustainable store, a first in Canada
Sleep Country opens new store in Bradford, Ontario
Canada Goose steps into footwear, as global expansion hits Vancouver
L.L. Bean to launch Canada sales, open 20 stores
The Rec Room restaurant-arcade opening in Barrie
Save-On-Foods is opening a new store in Kerrisdale

Toronto falls short in quest for 2nd Amazon headquarters: report

List of 31 stores and other locations in Canada to be closed by Lowe's

More than 900 Saskatoon Co-op workers hit the picket lines around the city

Jean Machine to Close All Stores After 42 Years in Business

Canada Post trucks backed up as strikes move throughout Quebec, Ottawa

New campaign aims to protect Indigenous crafts from mass-produced knock-offs in Canada's gift shops

Miramichi, NB: Gunman opens fire at Walmart, dies of injuries after car chase
A 26-year-old man who opened fire at a Walmart in Miramichi on Halloween died of injuries he suffered after being chased by police, RCMP said Thursday. Soon police heard a shot fired inside the vehicle, said Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh, a spokesperson for the RCMP New Brunswick. She said the driver of the vehicle was injured and taken in custody to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Walmart confirmed multiple gunshots were fired. "The safety of our associates and customers is a top priority at Walmart," the statement said. "We can confirm shots were fired in our store and the store was placed on lock down. Thankfully, no customers or associates were injured. As this is a criminal matter, we encourage you to contact local police services." cbc.ca

RCMP victimized by $100,000 credit card cloning scam

Winnpeg, MB: Clerk beaten unconscious in robbery after recording suspects' license plate number

Peel, ON: Man arrested for theft of tractor-trailer containing $60K in avocados

Robberies & Burglaries

C-Store - Vancouver, BC - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Vancouver, BC - Robbery
Gas Station - Orillia, ON - Robbery
Jewelry Store - Midland, ON - Burglary
Undisclosed Store - Winnipeg, MB - Robbery/Assault



LP Industry Evolution & A Look Into The Future

Editor's Message: 

For Most It's a Career. For a Few It's a Profession.

A Professional looks back after 30+ years helping to guide the industry.

With a unique individual style, defined by a quiet strength, level balance, sincere leadership, and depth of knowledge respected by senior management, stores, and AP teams alike, this true professional took the time to share his thoughts and advice for the next generation as he gently closes the door.

Leaving his mark on dozens if not hundreds, with many following his footsteps and hopefully carrying his qualities forward.

Hear his advice that we're honored to share with all of you.

The LP industry has evolved dramatically over the last 40 years. And over the next 10 to 20, it'll evolve to a place we're only getting glimpses of now. While the digital revolution may increase the amount of information you'll be able to manage, it will all still boil down to managing people, data, processes, theft, crisis, and keeping stores safe.

Chad McIntosh, VP of LP & Risk Management for Bloomingdales, has spent the last 40 years developing teams, building programs, delivering shrink results, solving critical issues, and watching the industry evolve. As he now enters retirement, we ask him to look back and look forward in this career-spanning interview full of invaluable wisdom and insight.

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Jim Palmer - U.S. Coast Guard Community Services Command - Quick Take 15

Now in his 15th year attending NRF Protect, Jim Palmer, CSO & Sr. Director, U.S. Coast Guard Community Services Command, tells Amber what he looks for in the conference each year when it comes to networking and finding new solutions. Also, learn about his unique reporting structure at the Coast Guard CSC.



6 Ways Fraudsters Will Attack Digital Gift Cards This Holiday Season
Digital gift cards provide an easy, convenient alternative to physical gifts during the holiday season. And they're skyrocketing in popularity among shoppers: with 200-percent annual growth, e-gift cards are the fastest growing part of the $127 billion gift card industry.

But digital gift cards are also popular among cybercriminals, offering numerous ways for fraudsters to steal money and scam unsuspecting victims. Therefore, merchants face a dilemma: If they offer digital gift cards, they risk seeing their fraud rates inch up ... but if they don't, they risk disappointing customers and missing out on prime revenue opportunities.

Let's look at some common ways fraudsters exploit digital gift cards:

Profiting from credit card theft.
Stealing gift cards from resellers.
Using free gift cards as a trap.
Requesting gift cards as payment.
Redeeming stolen rewards points.
Money laundering. cnpexpo.com

How the midterm election results could impact online retailers
While healthcare and caravans have dominated the closing messages that Democrats and Republicans are making in the lead up to Tuesday's midterm elections, the results could have a sizable impact upon the retail industry, especially e-commerce.

For instance, if Democrats take control of the House, they could push back on President Trump's tariff policies. Such policies have left a broad swath of retailers from Walmart Inc. and Target Corp. to Samsonite International SA and Vera Bradley Inc. anxious about their supply chains, particularly given the September announcement of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese exports, which Trump has said will be increased from 10% to 25% next year.

A pushback from Congress is overdue, says David French, the National Retail Federation's senior vice president, government relations. "The next Congress will have to find a way to wrestle control of the tariff issue in order to get control and restrain the president's ability to wage a trade war," he says. "The current Congress hasn't focused enough on the issue."

A Democrat-controlled House might also derail the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, which includes a few key provisions that will yield key benefits for online retailers.

The Trump administration's push to roll back regulations also might receive fresh scrutiny from a Democrat-controlled House, say experts.

However, there is one area that likely won't see any action, regardless of how the midterms pan out: online sales tax regulation. While several bills have been introduced since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota, which allows states to require out-of-state merchants to collect and remit local sales tax on goods sold to their residents, few expect any bills to gain traction and see a vote. digitalcommerce360.com

Election Day E-Commerce Sales Up 13.2% YoY, Driven By Mobile Devices

Walmart surpasses Amazon as online shoppers' most popular grocer

FedEx will raise shipping rates an average of 4.9% starting Jan. 7

Your online retail favorites could be coming to a shopping center near you



SDORCA News: November Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Escondido, Calif.
Please join SDORCA's next meeting at the Escondido Police Department on Nov. 13, 2018. The meeting will take place from 10:00am - 12:00pm and will include refreshments. Please bring any current case information you would like to discuss with the group. This is always a great opportunity to network with Law Enforcement and Retail Investigators in the area. Click here to register

Buffalo, NY: Update: Man charged with Federal Hobbs Act in $400,000
jewelry store robbery

A Detroit man accused of being the getaway driver for a robbery at an Amherst jewelry store has been arrested and charged, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors Tuesday said Davonta Hill, 23, was charged with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and having committed Hobbs Act robbery. The Hobbs Act is a federal law criminalizing robbery or extortion. Hill was allegedly part of a group of five men who took part in a Feb. 2 robbery of a Reeds-Jenss jewelry store. The group was alleged to have stolen $400,000 worth of watches from the store and for allegedly having damaged $100,000 in merchandise after using a hammer to smash a showcase containing the items. buffalonews.com

Cedar Rapids, IA: Nordstrom employee stole $150,000 of merchandise
to sell on eBay

A Cedar Rapids man accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Nordstrom was charged with theft Tuesday. According to the criminal complaint, police were notified of the theft between Thursday and Monday by a loss prevention officer at Nordstrom. The complaint said the loss prevention worker told police that Gary G. Black, 54, a Nordstrom employee, was taking merchandise from the business. Through their investigation, police said they learned Black had taken merchandise valued at more than $6,200 and placed it in his vehicle. Additionally, police said Black had more than $7,000 in cash. When questioned, Black admitted to "committing a continuing series of thefts from the company and selling the stolen property on eBay." According to the complaint, Black estimated the sum total of his theft was around $150,000. Black is charged with first-degree theft, a Class C felony. thegazette.com

Mobile, AL: Five Mobile County merchants charged with trafficking
in contraband cigarettes

Some local business owners are behind bars tonight for illegally purchasing and selling tobacco products. Smash and grab thieves have been targeting local businesses, and a massive police undercover operation has helped shut it down. A temporary restraining order has been issued, because the owner knowingly purchased stolen packs of cigarettes numerous times. Five others were also charged with trafficking contraband cigarettes. This raid comes after nearly a year's worth of investigating.

"Over the last 11 months, we have had nearly 100 part 1 crimes committed in this geographical area. We have made over 30 purchases of controlled substances in this area and we have made numerous drug arrests, so the owners should have known about the illegal activity that was taken place at this location," says Chief Battiste. mynbc15.com

Update: Springfield, MO: Texas Man Admits Stealing 650 Guns From UPS Lot in Springfield

Indianola, IA: Des Moines man arrested for $1,100 theft; recognized by employees in previous theft

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Shootings & Deaths

Huntersville, NC: Police ID teenager shot, killed in fight inside Walmart
Police have identified the teenager who was shot and killed during a fight inside a Huntersville Walmart Monday night. Police swarmed the store, inside and out, on Bryton Town Center Drive for hours. Huntersville Police Chief Cleveland Spruill said one of his officers was on-duty and in the Walmart parking lot when the shooting happened. Officials said the officer immediately entered the store after hearing two to three gun shots and found several individuals involved with the incident.

Police said one person was shot in the abdomen and was pronounced dead at the scene. Huntersville police later identified the victim as 19-year-old Jalyn Domonique Craig. An initial investigation revealed the shooting stemmed from a fight inside the store between several individuals. During the fight, shots were fired inside the store. Police said they have identified all people involved in the shooting and four people were taken to the Huntersville Police Department to be interviewed. wsoctv.com

Waynesburg, PA: Man charged with attempted homicide in stabbing at vape shop
A 19-year-old Crucible man was charged with attempted homicide after he intervened in a fight between two men and stabbed one of the men in the back Sunday at Dubtown Vapes Shop in Franklin Township, State Police said. Marcus Michael Booze of 67 Second St. was charged by state police with attempted homicide and aggravated assault and placed in Greene County jail on $150,000 bond. The victim, Franklin D. Russel II, no age or address given, was stabbed in the lower back and suffered a collapsed lung and additional undetermined internal injuries, state police. observer-reporter.com

Savannah, GA: Boost Mobile employee shot during Armed Robbery
According to the Savannah Police Department (SPD), the incident occurred around 9:45 a.m. in the 3230 Skidaway Road store's parking lot. SPD says a suspect was attempting to rob a male store employee of a deposit bag when another employee, described as a white female, approached and the suspect fired a shot, striking her. The suspect fled the scene with the money. The woman was transported to a hospital for treatment. SPD says her injuries are non-life-threatening. wsav.com

Grayson County, TX: Second arrest made in 2017 Denison plumbing store murder
A second suspect is now in custody for the murder of Robert Allen about one year ago at Allen's Plumbing. Investigators say the two plotted this crime together. "The evidence in this case proves they had a pretty close relationship. Close enough to commit a murder together," said Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith. Denison Police arrested Timothy Barnum Monday morning for the murder of Allen on Oct. 31 last year. Last week Tyrone Sommers was arrested for the same offense. Smith said Barnum had a relationship and child with Allen's daughter. kxii.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Dorchester, MA: 7-Eleven store clerk thwarts robber's knife attack
with trash barrel

A convenience store clerk told investigators he grabbed a trash barrel to fend off a knife attack by a man and a child during an attempted armed robbery early Saturday morning of a Dorchester 7-Eleven, police said. Boston police have arrested and charged a 14-year-old boy from Dorchester with assault by means of a dangerous weapon and attempted armed robbery. The child's alleged accomplice, Johenmie Garcia, 23, of Jamaica Plain, is charged with attempted murder, unarmed assault to rob, assault by means of a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer. bostonherald.com

Tulsa, OK: Repeat Armed Robber pleads guilty, could get up to life in federal prison
After six armed robberies and an August standoff with police at a midtown Dollar General store, a Tulsa man pleaded guilty to charges in federal court Tuesday. Treveon Vaughn, 27, pleaded guilty to obstructing commerce by robbery and to brandishing a firearm in relation to six robberies at local donut shops and dollar stores. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said Vaughn was a "brazen, violent criminal" and that his crime spree, lasting from late June until a standoff with police on Aug. 17, ended only because of police officers' work. tulsaworld.com

Findley, OH: Two arrested suspected of robbing Dick's Sporting Goods, Police chase ends in crash
Monday night, officers in Findlay responded to a theft-in-progress at Dick's Sporting Goods. Findlay Police say a man got away in a car before they found him and tried to stop him. The driver lost control, striking a utility pole and then a minivan. The female driver and suspect in the first car were treated for minor injuries. The driver, 51-year-old Vita Warren, was taken into custody on felony fleeing and eluding, felony drug possession, drug paraphernalia, and complicity to theft. The male suspect, 40-year-old Gregory Nevers, was charged with felony theft. Both suspects are from Detroit. hometownstations.com

Santa Clarita, CA: Six Flags Magic Mountain Security nab 2 for Felony Grand Theft

San Antonio, TX: Reward offered for tips in the Oct 5th Family Dollar store robbery that left employee injured

Bakersfield, CA: Update: Police seeking suspect who threatened to shoot employee during robbery at Work World store

St Croix, USVI: McDonald's robbed at gunpoint, 3 suspects flee Police in chase

Cargo Theft

Cargo theft volume dips, values rise in third quarter;
California top state, electronics most-targeted item
Cargo theft recording firms CargoNet and SensiGuard each released this week their third-quarter 2018 cargo theft reports. Both firms reported a year-over-year decrease in theft volume with an increase in theft value. SensiGuard recorded 157 thefts in 2018's third quarter worth an average of $160,858 per loss event, an 11 percent decrease in volume and a 31 percent increase in value when compared to 2017's third quarter. There were four thefts worth more than $1 million in the third quarter this year.

Electronics thefts were most-targeted during the quarter, according to SensiGuard's report, accounting for 20 percent of all thefts. Home and garden cargo was next on the list with 15 percent of all thefts, followed by food and drinks at 11 percent. SensiGuard's numbers show California once again ranked as the top state for cargo thefts, accounting for 20 percent of all thefts nationwide. This is a 14 percent decrease year-over-year for the state. ccjdigital.com

Guam: Two Cargo workers sentenced for $16,000 theft via the U.S. mail

Sentencings & Charges

Albuquerque, NM: FBI: Man Charged With Bank Robbery, Interference With Interstate Commerce By Threats Or Violence; Dollar General and Waffle House robberies
The FBI has charged Andres Otero in a federal criminal complaint with the Oct. 30, robbery of an Albuquerque bank and other federal crimes. Otero, 61, with addresses in Moriarty and Albuquerque, is charged with bank robbery, interference with interstate commerce by threats or violence, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Otero, who was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Nov. 1, on an active arrest warrant out of Texas for violating his parole, is accused of robbing Washington Federal. He also is charged with the robberies of two other Albuquerque businesses, a Waffle House and a Dollar General store. ladailypost.com

Detroit Lakes, MN: Man gets 17 months for $1,100 theft from Walmart

Newark, NJ: Admitted killer gets 25 years for 2nd slaying outside liquor store

Franklin, NJ: Three men charged in Armed Robberies of two 7-Elevens and a liquor store in three South Jersey counties


AutoZone - Madison, WI - Armed Robbery
Boost Mobile - Savannah, GA - Armed Robbery/Employee shot
C-Store - Columbia, MO - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Hugo, OR - Armed Robbery
C-Store - South Bend, IN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Clarksville, AR - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Sioux City, IA - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Watertown, NY - Robbery
C-Store - Oak Park, IL - Armed Robbery
Check n Go - Kentwood, MI - Armed Robbery
Dick's Sporting Goods - Findley, OH - Robbery
Dollar General - Hickory, NC - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Longmont, CO - Burglary
Grocery - Jackson, TN - Robbery
Grocery - Carson City, NV - Burglary
Gun Store - Wichita, KS - Burglary
Liquor Store - Madison, WI - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Annapolis, MD - Armed Robbery
Marshalls - Bakersfield, CA - Robbery
Restaurant - Visalia, CA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Rossville, GA - Armed Robbery
Toy Store - Meridian, ID - Robbery
Walgreens - Madison, WI - Robbery
7-Eleven - Harrisonburg, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Portsmouth, VA - Robbery



Daily Totals:
22 robberies
3 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings




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