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BJ's Wholesale Club Announces Two Appointments, One Promotion
in Corporate Support AP Positions

Brittany Jumonville promoted to Senior Asset Protection Operations Specialist for BJ's Wholesale Club
Brittany has been with BJ’s Wholesale since 2016 , previously working as an Executive Admin and most recently Asset Protection Operations Specialist. Brittany holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Johnson and Wales University.

Mike Geoffroy named Senior Shrink Specialist for BJ's Wholesale Club
Mike has been with BJ’s Wholesale for the last 15 years; previously worked in Information Technology and most recently was a Senior AP Operations Specialist, managing asset protection projects and initiatives. Mike is a graduate of Anna Maria College.

Jay Carlson named Asset Protection Operations Specialist for BJ's Wholesale Club
Jay has been with BJ’s Wholesale for the last 10 years and has held positions in Facilities, Club Systems, and Finance.

Congratulations Brittany, Mike and Jay!

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J.C. Penney CEO Reports "Improved Shrink Results" Helped Drive Meaningful Improvement in Cost of Goods Sold in Q2
Cost of Goods Sold Rate Improved 310 Basis Points;
Inventory Reduced 12.5 % From Prior Year

I am pleased with the results we delivered this quarter and the progress we are making against our plan. While we still have work to do on our topline, I strongly believe that growing sales in an unprofitable way is simply not an option. The only way I know how to reconstruct a business, is through a holistic approach across all the key tenets of strategic, purposeful and effective retailing. Notably this quarter, the meaningful improvement we delivered in cost of goods sold was driven by lower permanent markdowns, improved shrink results, increased store and online selling margins and the exit of major appliance and in-store furniture categories. 

Comparable sales decreased 9.0 % for the quarter. Excluding the impact of the Company's exit from major appliance and in-store furniture categories, comparable sales decreased 6.0 % for the quarter.

"Today we will begin sharing more insights from where we have been as a company and the holistic approach we are taking to reposition JCPenney to its rightful place in the retail landscape. We have attracted top talent in the industry and each of these passionate leaders made a choice to come to JCPenney at a pivotal time. 

We are not simply running a business - we are rebuilding a business. We are making a difference and today, I feel more confident than ever that we will reinvigorate and rejuvenate this great company to sustainable, profitable growth.

Even Moody's picked up on shrink improvement: "The focus on profitable sales proved beneficial as lower markdowns, improved shrink and its major appliance and in-store furniture exit all led to significantly improved gross margins," Boni said.

Editor's Note: Part of that new 'top talent they attracted' included staffing, for the first time in the company's history, a Senior Vice President of Asset Protection position with Mark Stinde. And obviously they're seeing the results of that investment by mentioning it in their Q2 results today.

Ulta Responds to Employee Claims That LP Encourages Racial Profiling
Over the last several days, multiple Ulta Beauty employees have accused the retail giant of encouraging its staff to racially profile customers. Now, the beauty store is addressing the brewing controversy.

Beauty industry watchdog @EsteeLaundry shared makeup artist Adeola Ash's story of being racial profiled at her local Ulta store. The Instagram account then received the following direct message from a former Ulta employee: "I worked for Ulta years ago and quit because they would literally pull cashiers from the front to follow black customers around as soon as they walked through the door. During a loss prevention corporate meeting they literally encouraged us to racially profile."

Several former and current Ulta employees shared similar stories, including @nicole_emiliaxo who wrote, "Mmm I used to work for @ultabeauty and the GM would make me follow Hispanics/ black people the second they’d come in. And if I didn’t then she would get mad at me, and cut my hrs."

In a statement shared with TODAY Style, Ulta shared the following response: "These accounts are disappointing and contrary to our training and policies. We stand for equality, inclusivity and acceptance and strive to create a space that is welcoming to all. That is why we have our associates participate in ongoing trainings on diversity and inclusion. This is our responsibility and we take it seriously. We know it is about daily action and accountability. We will continue to reinforce our policies and values across the company because we never want to hear that a guest has anything less than a great in-store experience."

New Game Changer Sessions Spotlight Disruptive Technologies and Topics
at GSX 2019

Subject Matter include Drones, Cannabis, Cyber-Resilience, Leadership for Today’s Digital Transformation and Perimeter Security

ASIS International, the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals, announced its lineup of new Game Changer sessions for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019, to be held September 8-12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, which offer valuable insights and information on technologies that are rapidly changing today’s paradigm for security professionals.

“The ever-changing landscape for security professionals around the globe remains complex,” said Christina Duffey, CPP, President, ASIS International. “As part of an on-going effort to continually enhance the value GSX provides for all attendees, our new Game Changers education track will provide multiple perspectives from thought leaders to not only help our audience stay informed about new and disruptive technologies, but also maintain a competitive edge and elevate expertise across their organizations.”

The GSX 2019 Game Changer lineup consists of five thought-provoking sessions:

● Experts from the federal agency perspective
● Digital transformation is now affecting every aspect of our home and work lives. In “Accelerating Digital Transformation: Insights and Applications”
● Cannabis is one of the hottest topics in the news right now, and its legalization carries many implications for the security industry
● Helping professionals deliver strong leadership in today’s volatile security environment is the topic of “Using High Beam Leadership to Navigate Disruption and Change”
● Deviant Ollam, Physical Penetration Specialist and Founding Partner/Lead Instructor at The CORE Group, will provide security practitioners with practical guidance for all aspects of penetration testing.

For more information about the Game Changer Sessions at GSX, please visit

To view the complete education lineup, or to register, visit

Carroll County, MD: Days after sheriff calls Walmart security ‘poor,’ company officials meet with police leaders
After an armed robbery at the Eldersburg Walmart led the Carroll County sheriff to harshly criticize Walmart’s security policies, he and other local law enforcement representatives will meet with corporate Walmart officials Thursday to try to find solutions.

On Friday, Sheriff Jim DeWees alleged Walmart’s poor security policy “breeds” criminal activity and puts a burden on law enforcement. DeWees then requested a meeting with corporate Walmart officials, who responded “rather quickly,” he said in an interview Wednesday.

DeWees said he hopes Walmart officials and law enforcement can put their heads together to find solutions for every Carroll County location. If one Walmart store’s security is increased and others are not, DeWees fears criminals would take advantage of less-equipped stores. DeWees said he is also concerned about protecting the other retailers at Eldersburg Commons.

Amazon’s Creepy Surveillance Tech Can Now Detect Fear
Amazon Web Services announced this week that it has made “improvements” to its Rekognition facial analysis software, including the ability to identify “fear” in a subject’s face. “We have improved accuracy for emotion detection,” the company wrote in a short statement Monday, “and added a new emotion: ‘Fear.’” The addition—launched this week, along with what the company says are upgrades to its gender identification and age estimation capabilities—is likely to exacerbate concerns about the technology, which has been criticized by privacy and civil liberties advocates.

Louisville, KY: Family of second Kroger victim files lawsuit against grocery chain, accused shooter
A second lawsuit has been filed against Kroger by the family of a victim in the 2018 fatal shooting at the grocery chain's Jeffersontown location. The family of Vickie Lee Jones filed the lawsuit Wednesday. The first lawsuit against the grocery chain and accused shooter Gregory Bush was filed in early August by the family of Maurice Stallard, who was also killed during the Oct. 24, 2018, shooting.

The lawsuits claim Kroger allowed customers to bring guns inside of its stores and onto its property and that "no effort was made by Kroger store security to prevent Gregory Alan Bush from shooting and killing Kroger store customers." Jones' family is asking to be compensated for pain and suffering, legal fees and punitive damages.

Luxottica wins mall challenge over fake Ray-Bans
An appeals court has ruled in favour of Luxottica Group in a legal dispute with a shopping mall over the sale of counterfeit goods. The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a decision in the case brought against Airport Mini Mall LLC, backing up an earlier district court’s ruling that the discount mall operators were culpable for leasing to subtenants who were selling counterfeit versions of Ray-Ban eyewear, one of Luxottica’s iconic brands.

ReposiTrak Adds Artificial Intelligence to Compliance Management System
ReposiTrak, Inc., the industry leader in compliance, food safety and risk management for the retail supply chain, has enhanced its Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capabilities and added Artificial Intelligence (AI) to its compliance management system for improved automated document review accuracy. These new features enable a higher level of automation that will deliver even more time savings in reviewing and accepting documents for compliance.

US Payments Forum Market Snapshot:
Updates on EMV Certification Timelines, Chip at the Pump, Contactless Transition & Current Forum Priorities

The U.S. Payments Forum today released its latest Market Snapshot, providing a look at the state of EMV chip adoption in the U.S., trending topics within the industry, and current Forum priorities and projects.

State of the Market: Updates on EMV testing and certification and the AFD liability shift
Contact EMV chip technology is now well-established in the U.S. – 63% of in-store payment terminals are chip-enabled, and 68% of total transactions today are chip-on-chip.

Trending Topics - Forum Priorities - Resource Recap
Synthetic identity fraud, the fastest-growing form of identity fraud in the U.S.

Here's how cashierless stores could solve major retail pain points
A new study from Omnico found that customers hate waiting to pay (52%) and lines (49%) — both friction points that autonomous checkout could take care of. And nearly three-quarters of US respondents think technology will make shopping easier, indicating that they're open to new solutions like cashierless stores. This could point to a fertile environment for these stores if they can move past being a novelty and instead become part of customers' typical day-to-day routines.

RFID Zones Enable Automated Tracking Solution for Warehouse
Asset Recovery Specialists is monitoring the movements of hundreds of pieces of equipment in its San Diego warehouse with an RFID system that detects the zone in which tagged items were last detected, thereby increasing productivity by 30 percent.

Reverse logistics provider Asset Recovery Specialists (ARS) has saved 30 labor hours each week, while also boosting its order-production rate by 30 percent, thanks to an RFID system that tracks its inventory of pre-owned equipment. Having confirmed that the technology provides effective inventory data based on zones throughout its facility, the company next plans to track when each item is loaded onto a vehicle for customer deliveries.

ARS buys, sells and trades pre-owned office products, such as copiers and printers that it receives from banks following leases to companies furnishing offices. The company typically keeps the equipment onsite for approximately 90 days at its four centers in San Diego, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Swedesboro, N.J.; and Seattle, Wash. At any given time, its largest facility in San Diego could have custody of 2,000 assets, says Randy Dillon, ARS's president, with 100 to 150 items flowing through each day. Tracking them manually has been a time-consuming and error-prone process.

July retail sales show strong gains but stock market and tariffs could lead to caution in consumer spending
Retail sales were up 0.9 percent in July seasonally adjusted from June and up 5.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

● Online and other non-store sales were up 19.3%, likely boosted by Amazon’s Prime Day promotion
● Health and personal care stores were up 6.1%
● Grocery and beverage stores were up 4%
● General merchandise stores were up 2.1%
● Furniture & home furnishings stores were up 2%
● Sporting goods stores were up 2%
● Building materials & garden supply stores were down 0.5%
● Clothing & clothing accessory stores were down 1.6%
● Electronics & appliance stores were down 2.3%

Retail closures more than double openings
The pain isn't likely to abate any time soon, Coresight warned

Major retailers this year have announced 7,567 store closures as of July 31, according to the latest tracking information from Coresight Research. That is up from 5,524 closures in all of 2018, according to the report, which was emailed to Retail Dive.

Most affected are apparel specialty stores, which so far have announced 2,750 closures — 36% of the total, compared to 14% of 2018's closures. Footwear stores represent 28% of this year's announcements (8% last year) and general merchandise stores 14% (2% last year). Food retailers have announced just 23 closures.

Major retailers are also opening stores, however — 3,064 as of July 31, compared to 3,258 in the whole of 2018, according to the report. General merchandisers, including the booming dollar store segment, represent 57% of those, with 1,739 store openings. Apparel retailers have announced just 318 openings, and food retailers just 228.

Retail openings, meanwhile, are notably found among value retailers. By Coresight's measure, Dollar General has plans to open 975, Dollar Tree 348 and Family Dollar 202, with those three accounting "for 88% of sector openings announced this year, reflecting the proliferation of discount stores in the US retail landscape."

New York Governor Approves Workplace Harassment Prevention Measures
Under the new law, discriminatory conduct no longer has to be "severe or pervasive" to be unlawful. Now, anything more than "petty slights and trivial inconveniences" could be considered a violation of state anti-harassment law. Additionally, an employer can be held liable under the new law even if the employee didn't follow the employer's internal complaint procedures.

Wolverine Worldwide Eliminates Dir. LP, Global Security Position

BJ's Wholesale Names Three Corporate Support LP Positions - Read more in our Moving Up column above

Home improvement retailers to sell grow-your-own legal weed supplies

Amazon returns helped boost Kohl's traffic a staggering 24%, data shows

Google employees protest: 'Don't bid for border control cloud contract'

Quarterly Results
Walmart Q2 U.S. comp's up 2.8%, U.S. sales up 2.9%, E-commerce sales up 37%, total revenue up 1.8% = $130.11 billion
  Sam's Club Q2 comp's up 1.8%, net sales up 1.8%
J.C. Penney Q2 comp's down 9%, total net sales down 9.2%


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Spotlight on OpenEye

Finding and managing your video
just got faster and easier!

OWS Version 2.0, a huge step forward in both performance and features, is designed to make finding video and managing your video surveillance system faster and easier.

See the full list of features available in OWS 2.0.

Take a live demo tour of the new features in OWS 2.0.




Cyber criminal collaboration intensifies
The level of cooperation between high-profile cyber threat groups has shifted up a gear, enabling a higher level of automation and making attribution more difficult, research shows

A new operating model among top cyber crime groups has emerged in the past year, boosting the efficiency of attack campaigns, a report warns.

Closer relationships between these groups has resulted in a greater degree of sharing tools, which in turn is making it more difficult to identify which group is behind any particular cyber attack, according to the latest Cyber threatscape report from professional services firm Accenture.

The report, based on Accenture threat intelligence and research from open source materials, notes a significant increase in threat actors and groups conducting targeted intrusions for financial gain, commonly known as “big game hunting”.

 Accenture researchers have also observed the shared use of tools that automate the process of mass-producing malicious documents to spread malware that is used in both conventional crimeware campaigns and targeted attack. This new level of collaboration between groups suggests a major a change in how threat actors work together in the underground economy, the report said.

More Than 4.1 Billion Records Exposed in 2019
More than 3,800 data breaches were reported from January through June 30, exposing over 4.1 billion records, according to the 2019 MidYear Data Breach Quickview Report.

Compared to midyear of 2018, the number of reported breaches was up 54 percent and the number of exposed records was up 52 percent. Of the breached organizations that could be definitively classified, the Business sector accounted for 67 percent of reported breaches, followed by Medical (14 percent), Government (12 percent) and Education (7 percent). This continues the trend observed in the Q1 2019 report.

Eight breaches exposed over 3.2 billion records or 78.6 percent of the total records exposed through June 30.

The Supply Chain Industry is Poised For Blockchain Disruption
Would you like to know with certainty that citizens, customers, employees and patients are who they say they are? Would you like to share relevant data with customers and partners, while at the same time keeping it secure? Would you like an easier way to root out fraud and troubleshoot supply chain problems? Would you like all your suppliers to perform as well as your best ones?

If your answer is “yes” to any or all of the above questions, blockchain technology may be for you. Worldwide blockchain solution spending is expected to hit roughly $2.9 billion this year and reach $12.4 billion in 2022.

Blockchain can help supply chain participants spot and remove counterfeit goods and otherwise reduce fraud. Blockchain also can streamline the flow of goods and allow for more efficient cross-border trade. That’s noteworthy, as IDC says cross-border payments and settlements will garner $453 million in investment this year -- the largest of any blockchain use case.

Foot Locker opens new digitally focused store with Nike app integration
Footwear retailer Foot Locker Inc. has linked up with Nike Inc. to offer more digital, app-based services in one of its stores. Foot Locker opened its new 9,000-square-foot “Power Store” in New York City last week. Shoppers who are members of Nike’s free NikePlus loyalty program and have the Nike app on their smartphones can use the in-store features in the app - called Nike App at Retail - at this Foot Locker location. When a shopper comes into the store, the Nike app detects the shopper’s location and shifts into the Nike App at Retail mode, which offers store-specific features.

Making the Most of an Investment in Deception Technology
Setting a Trap Works If Organizations Nurture the Right Bait

Deception technology is less of a fringe player these days. Although it has been on the radar of well-heeled organizations for some time, it is becoming accessible to smaller organizations with fewer resources thanks to more manageable and affordable product offerings.

Deception focuses on deploying assets - such as lures, bogus files, honeypots or simulated SCADA or IoT devices - in hopes of diverting attackers, imparting clues as to how the actual production resources may be or are actually under attack.

It's an attractive proposition in that by default, probes of fake IT assets are invariably not false positives and are quality alerts. But deception technology also isn't preventive. It's the equivalent of hearing a car window being broken in an alley.

In their most recent analyses, Ovum and Gartner give deception technologies kudos for improved sophistication and maturity. Some vendors can now deploy vast deceptions in minutes with a genuineness that's unlikely to trigger suspicion.

But whether deception works for an organization depends on a variety of factors, including how well the deceptions are deployed and how much time an organization is willing to invest in maintenance and ensuring the intelligence translates into something actionable. Here are some aspects to keep in mind.

A new online tool monitors the state of internet routing security
The Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative announced the launch of the MANRS Observatory, a new online tool that measures the level of networks’ compliance to MANRS, a key indicator of the state of routing security and resiliency of the Internet.

Routing security is vital to the future and stability of the Internet, but it’s under constant threat. In 2018, more than 12,000 routing outages or attacks – such as hijacking, leaks, and spoofing – led to stolen data, lost revenue, reputational damage and more.

MANRS, a global initiative driven by the networking community (network and IXP operators) and supported by the Internet Society, aims to reduce the most common threats to the Internet’s routing system through technical and collaborative action.


Update & News Release Coming Monday!



ADT/Protection 1
Commercial Growth

Rex Gillette, Vice President,
Retail Sales, ADT/Protection 1

ADT is now one of the nation’s largest commercial integrators serving the retail industry. They’ve built solid relationships with their retail clients by delivering outstanding security with an exceptionally high level of customer service and careful attention to detail - from installation through ongoing services. Rex Gillette, VP of Retail Sales for ADT/Protection 1, tells us how the company’s recent acquisitions have helped them dramatically expand, offering enterprise retailers a comprehensive security program that’s nationally administered with a single point of contact for day-to-day operations.

Joe & Amber Go Off the Rails

Quick Take 10

with MCs Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley

Once in a while during an 8-hour livestream broadcast, things can get weird. In this Quick Take, Joe and Amber talk in the 3rd person about Joe’s Hollywood cameo, Amber’s best impersonation, and some of their favorite comedies.





‘California Consumer Privacy Act’ Impacts Ecommerce Businesses
The California Consumer Privacy Act raises the bar for privacy protection in the United States. The act serves up penalties for businesses that fail to comply or that incur a data breach.

The CCPA is a significant step toward protecting consumer data, including the personal information most every ecommerce company collects.

An ecommerce business does not have to be located in California to be subject to the CCPA. Rather, the law covers California residents even when they purchase online.

The CCPA sets thresholds to protect small and mid-sized companies. A company is only subject to the CCPA if it is for-profit and if it meets at least one of the following three thresholds:

● Annual sales above $25 million,
● Handles “the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers, households, or devices,”
● “Derives 50 percent or more of its annual revenue from selling consumers’ personal information.”

The “Californians for Consumer Privacy” website makes salient points about the purpose of the CCPA.

● California’s consumers own and control their personal information.
● Businesses are responsible for safeguarding personal information.
● Large businesses are accountable (may pay fines) for failure to protect personal information.

These concepts lead to five personal information rights. Specifically, a California resident has a right to:

● Access his or her personal information,
● Have personal information deleted,
● Know what personal information a company has collected or sold,
● Opt-out or opt-in, and not be bugged after opting out,
● Not having his or her personal information disclosed.

Each of these rights may require companies, including ecommerce businesses, to change or adjust notifications, reporting, and responses.

First it was Counterfeits,
Now Internal Corruption Becomes Alibaba’s New Headache

Alibaba (BABA) has long struggled to purge counterfeit goods from its online shopping platforms. In addition to counterfeits, Alibaba has a new headache: internal corruption.

China’s anti-corruption agency, CCDI, recently mentioned Alibaba as one of the country’s technology giants battling high-profile internal corruption. The other Chinese big tech companies conducting high-profile internal corruption probes include Baidu (BIDU), (JD), and Xiaomi, according to a CCDI list reported by KrAsia on August 12.

The CCDI has warned China’s tech giants to work harder to combat internal corruption to protect their futures. At Alibaba, the head of the company’s digital media business, Yang Weidong, stepped down last December amid a corruption probe.

The China E-Commerce Research Center documented six internal corruption cases at Alibaba between 2010 and May 2017, according to KrAsia’s August 12 report. The China E-Commerce Research Center documented 57 corruption cases at Baidu, nine at Tencent (TCEHY), and eight at JD.

The eCommerce Guide to Christmas Conversions

Pilot Program for Automated Lockers Seeing Success in Seattle

Social ad spend up in Q2 despite falling click-through rates

Frisch's Launches Online Retail Store Loaded with Big Boy Swag

Alibaba Holding Tops Q1
Group revenues up 42% at $16.74 billion. Cloud revenue up 66% as core commerce group rose 44%



San Antonio, TX: Trooper recovers backseat full of merchandise from Victoria’s Secret and Ulta Beauty
A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper making a traffic stop found hundreds of stolen luxury lingerie items in the backseat according to an arrest affidavit. Investigators said the trooper seized the items in the backseat, including 67 pairs of Victoria's Secret panties, 67 NARS makeup items, 34 TOO FACE brand items, nine Victoria's Secret perfumes, 20 URBAN DECAY brand items, eight makeup brushes and several other beauty products. A loss prevention officer with Ulta Beauty provided authorities with two photographs of Castaneda and Rios exiting the business located at the Village of Stone Oak. Security camera footage showed Castaneda and Rios concealing items in her purse March 5 and exiting the store without paying for the items.

Adelanto, CA: Suspect Arrested in ‘Energy Drink Thefts’ Across Victorville, Hesperia and Barstow
The suspect in a series of “energy drink thefts” across Victorville, Hesperia and Barstow dating back to 2017 has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday. Kendale Rafael Hicks was taken Tuesday evening. Hicks, 28, of Barstow had three active felony warrants for his arrest stemming from multiple thefts, police said.

Sunrise, FL: Hollister crooks steal over $2,000 worth of merchandise in suitcase
Sunrise Police detectives need help to identify two subjects who stuffed thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a Hollister at Sawgrass Mills Mall. The robbery occurred at 5:44 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. According to detectives, the subjects went into the store and made off with $2,095 worth of merchandise inside a suitcase belonging to one of the subjects.

Covington, GA: Thief targets second Home Depot after fleeing first location
The Covington Police Department is looking into a theft at the local Home Depot totaling more than $400 after the suspect was spotted fleeing the Conyers store location after attempting the same crime.

Oklahoma City, OK: Police investigating after 50 gold, silver rings stolen from Thrift store

Beaumont, TX: Man indicted, accused of stealing 13 St. Francis garden statues from HEB, valued at $281.17



Shootings & Deaths

Warning: Graphic Content
Santa Rosa, CA: Macy's shoplifter attempted to stab LP
Body cam footage shows moment Deputy shoots armed suspect

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department released body-camera footage Wednesday from an officer involved shooting in Santa Rosa earlier this month that left a man injured. The shooting occurred on Aug. 1 after the suspect, identified as 42-year-old Brad Baymon, allegedly stole a pair of shoes from Macy’s in the city’s downtown plaza and tried to stab loss prevention officers at the store. When approached by store security, the man brandished a knife and tried to stab one of the store officers in the face, police said earlier this month. At that point, the suspect left the area. He was later approached by a Sonoma sheriff’s deputy who tried to make contact with him.

The suspect refused the deputy’s commands, according to Santa Rosa police. The deputy later used a taser on Baymon twice — but the weapon had no effect. Video release Wednesday shows the suspect walking away as the officer tased him. Police said the suspect then headed toward the deputy’s patrol car. The deputy’s body camera shows the suspect getting into the sheriff patrol car. The car was running, according to police, and inside the trunk was the deputy’s rifle. As the suspect tried to change the gear of the car, the Sonoma sheriff’s deputy fired shots toward the suspect, hitting him at least three times, according to police. The suspect was treated for his injuries from the shooting.

Hammond, IN: Man charged after threatening to shoot up Walmart
A local man is being charged with threatening to shoot up a Walmart on the Indiana-Illinois border in recent days. Marquis J. Washington, 21, is being held on a $100,000 bond in the Lake County Jail awaiting trial in Lake Criminal Court on a felony intimidation charge filed last week. The Lake County prosecutor’s office and Hammond police allege Washington posted threats on social media the evening of Aug. 6. “Murder suicide tomorrow at Wal-Mart” and “Yes bro im shooting the store up too and the cops is gone (shoot) my a-- down.” The prosecutor filed an intimidation charge last Friday. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 months in prison if convicted.

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Colorado Springs, CO: Shots fired during Carl's Jr. robbery
A robber fired his weapon while holding up a Springs fast food restaurant early Thursday morning. Police say the robbery was reported just after 4:20 a.m. at the Carl's Jr. off Garden of the Gods Road. The location is open 24 hours. Few details have been released about the crime, other than a vague suspect description. Police say he was a white male. It's unclear why he fired his gun, but no injuries were reported.

Midland, TX: Man who disarmed a robber at Chick-Fil-A speaks out
Some community members are calling a Midland man a hero after he disarmed a robber at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant. Midland resident Brandon Castaneda, 24, was sitting in the drive through line with his mother Tuesday night at the restaurant located off Wall Street in Midland. Castaneda said he heard a female employee cry out after a man walked up to the outdoor cashier kiosk. Castaneda opened his car door, kicked off his sandals, and ran toward the cries. Castaneda credits his quick actions during the encounter to his Muay Thai training and kick boxing training.

Cleveland, OH: Police Officer pleads not guilty to Walmart robbery, aggravated theft
A Cleveland police officer accused of scanning some, but not all, of her items at the self check-out register at the Walmart Supercenter in North Olmsted appeared in court Tuesday. Tashalee Norris pleaded not guilty to the charges of robbery and aggravated theft. North Olmsted police said this happened on Feb. 27 and on March 17. Norris was wearing a Cleveland Police Department sweatshirt over her Cleveland police uniform with her police firearm during the March 17 incident. Surveillance video showed Norris attempting to leave the store, being stopped by store security and being escorted back to the register.

Columbus, OH: Police Search for Burglar Who Fell Off Shopping Cart during theft
Police in Columbus, Ohio, are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man they’ve named the “Bobcat burglar.” The man was caught on camera robbing a Dollar General store on July 31. CCTV footage released by the Columbus Division of Police shows the clumsy burglar, who was wearing an Ohio University Bobcat sweatshirt, fumbling and bumbling his way through the robbery. The video shows the burglar shattering a concrete block while trying to break a glass door. He is later seen wandering around the store and climbing onto a shopping cart to reach a top shelf. He then falls to the ground, sending items tumbling down on top of him. Police said the man stole alcohol, cigarettes, food, and electronics once he made his way inside.

Miami, FL: Thief dressed as Cricket Wireless store employee steals cash
Surveillance video captured a thief dressed as a Miami cellphone store employee rummaging through the store’s drawers before stealing an iPhone and cash. The theft happened at the Cricket Wireless store along Northeast Second Avenue, at around 8:15 a.m., Tuesday.

Montgomery, AL: New MPD policy increases arrests on Property Offenses
Thefts, burglaries, and smash and grab property offenses have long plagued Montgomery. Even if officers caught a suspect in the act, vehicle pursuits were strictly limited to suspects engaged in felony crimes. Montgomery is now among the majority of local agencies that pursue for violent and non-violent crimes.

St. Helena, CA: Local Pharmacy employee charged with $13,000 fleony charges of embezzlement, burglary and grand theft

Somerset, KY: Circle K Employee charged with $10,000 theft

Cargo Theft

SensiGuard Report: Second quarter cargo thefts mostly flat year-over-year
Cargo theft recording firm SensiGuard recorded a total of 144 cargo thefts in the United States during the second quarter of the year, according to a report released this week by the firm. The average loss value for the recorded thefts was $118,496 with one theft worth more than $1 million. The firm says the numbers represent less than a 1% decrease in volume and a 34% decrease in value when compared to the same quarter a year ago. Food and drinks were the most-stolen commodities during 2019’s second quarter, according to the firm’s records, making up 27% of all recorded thefts. Home and garden products were second on the list, accounting for 15% of total thefts.



$3.4M in fake Gucci, Hermes, Nike items seized at LA airport
Thousands of counterfeit luxury items such as fake Gucci belts, Hermes handbags and Fendi shorts were recently seized at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday. The 5,300 products, if genuine, would have been worth more than $3.4 million, authorities said. The goods were flown in from Hong Kong, CBP said in a news release. The items included "1,242 counterfeit Gucci belts, 678 pairs of counterfeit Nike shoes, 531 counterfeit Louis Vuitton handbags, 500 counterfeit Samsung adapters, 502 counterfeit Gucci fanny packs, 230 counterfeit Hermes handbags, 192 counterfeit Casio Shock watches, 144 counterfeit Ferragamo belts, 100 counterfeit Versace belts and 119 counterfeit Fendi shorts."


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0 killed






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