Web version / Mobile version



LP, AP & IT Security's #1 News Source





























NRF PROTECT Announces first Keynote Speaker!

Survive, Thrive and Cultivate Resilience with Evy Poumpouras

Strategies from a former U.S. Secret Service Special Agent

Whether you find yourself in the middle of an active shooter attack, confronting a difficult interview subject, or managing tense workplace dynamics, the need for mental resiliency is imperative. Join former special agent and polygraph examiner Evy Poumpouras as she shares her strategy with you this June at NRF PROTECT 2022.

Learn more | Register here


Interface "Ask Our Expert" video series

What Are Video Verified Alarms?

Sean Foley, SVP Enterprise Security, Interface Systems explains the benefits of video verified alarms when compared to traditional alarm monitoring. With video verification of alarm events, enterprises can secure their locations more effectively and avoid paying false alarm fines.

To learn more, read this case study.



The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

City by City Gun Violence in 2021 Stats
A National View of America's Homicide Surge

Record-Breaking Homicide Numbers in a Dozen Major Cities
'It's just crazy': 12 major cities hit all-time homicide records

"It's worse than a war zone around here lately," police official said.

At least 12 major U.S. cities have broken annual homicide records in 2021. Of the dozen cities that have already surpassed the grim milestones for killings, five topped records that were set or tied in 2020.

"It's terrible to every morning get up and have to go look at the numbers and then look at the news and see the stories. It's just crazy. It's just crazy and this needs to stop," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said after his city surpassed its annual homicide record of 500, which stood since 1990.

Philadelphia, a city of roughly 1.5 million people, has had more homicides this year (521 as of Dec. 6) than the nation's two largest cities, New York (443 as of Dec. 5) and Los Angeles (352 as of Nov. 27). That's an increase of 13% from 2020, a year that nearly broke the 1990 record.

Chicago, the nation's third-largest city, leads the nation with 739 homicides as of the end of November, up 3% from 2020, according to Chicago Police Department crime data. Chicago's deadliest year remains 1970 when there were 974 homicides.

Philadelphia's homicide record was broken in the same week that Columbus, Indianapolis and Louisville eclipsed records for slayings.

Experts say there are a number of reasons possibly connected to the jump in homicides, including strained law enforcement staffing, a pronounced decline in arrests and continuing hardships from the pandemic, but that there is no clear answer across the board.

5 cities surpass records set in 2020

Other major cities that have surpassed yearly homicide records are St. Paul, Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; Tucson, Arizona; Toledo, Ohio; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Austin, Texas; Rochester, New York; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, which broke its record back in August.

Indianapolis, Columbus, Louisville, Toledo and Baton Rouge broke records set in 2020, while St. Paul surpassed a record set in 1992.

Among the major cities on the brink of setting new homicide records are Milwaukee, which has 178 homicides, 12 short of a record set in 2020; and Minneapolis, which has 91 homicides, six shy of a record set in 1995.

According to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report released in September, the nation saw a 30% increase in murder in 2020, the largest single-year jump since the bureau began recording crime statistics 60 years ago. abcnews.go.com

Previous Cities Covered: New York City | Philadelphia | Seattle

13 Security Officer-Related Deaths So Far in 2022
Security Officers Fatally Shot or Physically Caused the Deaths of 13 People
In just the first three weeks of 2022, private security officers have fatally shot or physically caused the death of thirteen people. The majority of these fatal interactions were in response to being shot at, stabbed, or as in one incident, being intentionally hit by a vehicle.

In 2021, 84 security officers were murdered on duty. 91.6 of those died by gunfire. Another 517 were shot and more than 4,000 other security officers were assaulted. The dangers to security officers are real. The constant barrage of attacks on law enforcement is even more frequently faced by private security personnel.

Of the thirteen people who have died, nine were armed and either fired at the security officer first or posed an imminent threat. Of the thirteen fatal incidents, police have not charged any security officer, however, several cases have been either sent to a grand jury or are under review by the district attorney's office.

Security officers have also shown great restraint in several recent confrontations. In Denver Colorado, a security officer at an apartment complex facing an armed man who had been confronting another resident was able to deescalate the situation and got the man to put his gun back into his vehicle. In Houston, security officer Trelynn Robinson was on duty at the Legends Poker Room when a man armed with a rifle demanded money. The man began threatening staff and customers and Robinson jumped into action, disarming the man even though he himself had been shot. privateofficerbreakingnews.blogspot.com

Calif. governor said his new budget proposal includes funds to expand the Organized Retail Theft Task Force
Calif. governor vows state help in cracking down on L.A. rail theft
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is promising statewide coordination as law enforcement and prosecutors go after thieves who have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains near downtown Los Angeles for months, leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded boxes.

The governor on Thursday joined a cleanup crew from the state Department of Transportation filling dozens of trash bags with crushed cardboard from packages stolen on their way from retailers to people across the U.S.

The governor said his new budget proposal includes funds to expand the Organized Retail Theft Task Force created last year when Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities saw organized groups of roving thieves carrying out smash-and-grab robberies at retail stores.

"These folks are arrested as if they are individuals that are not going connected to the whole, and we need to change that," he said.

At least 280 arrests have been made in connection with the train thefts, the governor said. But he didn't know over what period the arrests occurred or where they are in the prosecution process.

A group of Republican U.S. Representatives on Thursday sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland calling for federal assistance in cracking down on thefts that have disrupted the supply chain.

The California Highway Patrol said it was expanding its own retail theft task force that will allow it to beef up patrols and better coordinate with police, the sheriff's department and Union Pacific's security force. Union Pacific and other railroad firms employ their own police forces accredited by the state to protect its rail lines.

CHP Captain Charlie Sampson said the task force's expansion will allow for more patrol officers and investigators.

"We've already assign the personnel for it, and the commander that's going to oversee it," Sampson said. "And it's going to be a full time effort." police1.com

After 'Public Furor' New Progressive Manhattan DA Walks Back Just a Little Bit
Retailers Will Be Happy: He'll at least Treat Armed Robberies as Felonies-But loosen no-bail law

Alvin Bragg's vow to prosecute a few criminals still isn't remotely enough
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg on Thursday walked back some of his orders for prosecutors to let dangerous criminals walk - while still sticking to his overall belief that it's wrong to send perps to jail or prison.

He claimed the public furor was the result of mass "misunderstanding" of his "legalistic" memo that merely aimed to give Manhattan prosecutors "a framework for how to approach cases in the best interest of safety and justice." Right.

At least he's made a start with some fundamental concessions: He says his office will prosecute every robbery with a gun as a felony - and "it will be treated seriously."

And he'll still seek pretrial detention (jail, in other words) only in "very serious cases" - meaning he'll be even looser than the already-outrageous no-bail law.

Bragg's main priority, in short, is still not putting most perps behind bars. He's not trying to protect the public, but only his own job. nypost.com


COVID Update

531.8M Vaccinations Given

US: 70.5M Cases - 883.9K Dead - 44M Recovered
Worldwide: 343.6M Cases - 5.5M Dead - 275.1M Recovered

Former Senior Loss Prevention Executive
Know of any fallen LP exec? Let's remember & recognize.

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 343   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 616
*Red indicates change in total deaths

End in Sight? Vaccines & Booster Are Working - Contrary to the Anti-Vaxxers
Omicron variant could soon decline & the nightmare over. But not after over 880k Americans and 32k Canadians lost their lives

Covid Hospitalizations Plateau in Some Parts of the U.S., While a Crisis Remains in Others
Fewer people in the United States are being admitted to hospitals with the coronavirus than a week ago, suggesting that the record-breaking surge in hospitalizations driven by the Omicron variant could soon decline, following recent case trends. But the country remains far from the end of the Omicron wave, and in many areas it could be weeks before the strain on hospitals subsides.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus nationwide and those sick enough to require intensive care remain at or near record levels. In much of the West, in parts of the Midwest and in more rural areas of the country, where Omicron surges have hit later, cases and hospitalizations are still growing significantly.

Indeed, most of the decrease in new hospital admissions has so far been in areas that experienced Omicron outbreaks earliest. Hospitalizations in the Midwest are also plateauing, but the region still has high numbers of people in intensive care.

In Southern states, hospitalizations and I.C.U. rates were among the lowest in the country just before Omicron, but they have sharply risen with the latest wave.

The percentage of hospitalized patients requiring I.C.U. beds is still significantly lower than that during previous waves, in part because Omicron seems to be less severe overall than earlier variants. Vaccinated people, and especially people who have received a booster shot, are much less likely to be hospitalized or need intensive care. nytimes.com

COVID-19 On the Run
States & Major Cities Declaring 'We've Peaked' or 'We're Plateauing'
Still 1,900 Americans Are Dying Each Day

Chicago & ILL. State Declares They've Formally Passed Omicron Peak
Omicron surge appears to have peaked in Illinois, but officials urge continued caution as hospitals remain stressed
Illinois appears to be past the peak of its largest COVID-19 surge so far as cases and hospitalizations driven by the omicron variant are starting to decline, but officials urged continued caution as the state's health care system remains under unprecedented strain.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday called the latest trend "a welcome change after precipitous increases over the prior seven weeks."

"We have formally passed the omicron peak here in the city of Chicago," city public health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said at a separate news conference. " chicagotribune.com

   New York Governor Says 'COVID Clouds Are Parting' as Cases, Positivity Rate Drop

   NYC: COVID-19 cases in NYC show omicron infections may be plummeting

   Tenn. Announces Virus has Flattened & is Even Declining in "Essentially All" Metropolitan Areas

   NJ Gov: "We've begun to turn corner"; Cases dropping fast as they did in South Africa & U.K.

   FL. OMICRON PEAK FLORIDA: Numbers Slowly Starting To Turn...

   Colorado hits peak Omicron as COVID cases begin decline

   CA: COVID-19 forecast predicts California just hit its peak of omicron cases

7 States Will Have Next COVID Surge
So where is COVID not declining, but is in fact rising fastest? Read on to see all 7 states-and to ensure your health & the health of others: Idaho, Ohio, Oklahoma, Alaska, Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana


"Cause for Optimism" - Vaccines Protect Against Severe Illness Past 6 Months
(Hospitalizations & ICU Beds)

However, Gradual Decline in Ability to Prevent Infection After 1-2 Months
(Contracting COVID)

Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines over a 9-Month Period in North Carolina
The study appears in the journal New England Journal of Medicine.

9-Month Study of approximately 10.6 million, entire population of North Carolina residents.

All three vaccines maintained better effectiveness in preventing hospitalization and death than in preventing infection over time, although the two mRNA vaccines provided higher levels of protection than Ad26.COV2.S. medicalnewstoday.com nejm.org

The Great Protection Of Vaccines Against Severe Illness
Is COVID retreating in the U.S.? Data paints encouraging scenario
New coronavirus cases are falling in parts of the United States hardest hit by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, according to a Reuters analysis of public health data, offering an early indication the virus might once again be on retreat.

COVID-19 infections have decreased in 15 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, an analysis of the past week through Wednesday compared with the prior week showed.

In the Northeast, which saw some of the highest case loads during the latest surge, infections are down 36% week-over-week.

The drop was more modest at the national level, with the seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases falling 1% as of Wednesday, according to the Reuters tally.

While falling case numbers in parts of the country that were first and hard-hit by the variant offer tangible hope of turning a corner, infections are still on the rise across swathes of the United States.

Cases are still climbing in the Midwest, which has the highest week-over-week increase at 14%, followed by the South at 8% and Western states at 7%, although the increase has slowed considerably in recent weeks.

Nationally, cases are averaging a still high 765,000 a day, down from a peak of 805,000 on Jan. 15. Deaths, which usually lag about three weeks behind cases, are averaging 1,950 a day, up from 1,300 at the start of the month but well below the 3,300 lives lost a day during the surge in January 2021.

However, the recent drop in cases in states like New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island is not the only cause for optimism.

El-Sadr, the epidemiology professor, pointed to positive developments in the current fight against the pandemic, including that Omicron has proven to be milder compared to other strains of COVID-19, the great protection of vaccines against severe illness and the potential for mRNA vaccines to be adapted quickly to new variants. yahoo.com

Employees Want Employers Proactively Engaged in COVID Precautions
Omicron Triggers Return to Workplace Concerns for More than Half of U.S. Workforce

56% of Workers Say Employers Should Require Vaccine Boosters & Higher Ins. Rates for Unvaxxed

Fifty-two percent of working Americans say they have increased anxiety about working in person due to the rise of the COVID-19 omicron variant, and 55 percent agree employers should reconsider back to workplace plans. New research from Eagle Hill Consulting also indicates more than half of U.S. workers (56 percent) support employer requirements for vaccine boosters, while 78 percent say employers should encourage or require employees to be vaccinated for in-person work.

The 2022 Eagle Hill Consulting COVID-19 Vaccines and the Workplace Survey measures employee sentiment about vaccines, returning to the workplace, as well as testing and safety protocols.

Our research indicates workers continue to want employers proactively involved in health and safety protocols," Jezior explained. "From vaccine and booster mandates to masking and social distancing requirements, most workers continue to look to their employer to stay engaged in COVID-19 precautions.

When asked about employer COVID-19 testing and safety protocols, this national poll finds:

84 percent of workers concur that employers should require or encourage social distancing.

82 percent agree that employers should require or encourage employees to wear masks.

Regarding temperature checks, 72 percent say employers should encourage or require temperature checks before entering the workplace.

When it comes to COVID-19 testing for employees, 60 percent support employers requiring or encouraging testing before entering the workplace.

Conducted by Ipsos from January 5-7, 2022, this national survey includes 1001 employees across the U.S. This poll follows similar research conducted from August 8-11, 2021, April 7-9, 2021, Feb 5-9, 2021, and December 4-8, 2020.

Here's another survey from Eagle Hill

What employees want: COVID‑19 delta variant impacts on return to office plans

Employees are increasingly supportive of punitive actions for unvaccinated employees

63% - Want employers to institute special precautions for the UNVAXED

63% - Believe UNVAXED should NOT be given special allowances to work from home

24% - Say UNVAXED should NOT be able to Stay with their employer

41% - UNVAXED should pay higher health care rates zdnet.com eaglehillconsulting.com

Public Health Tied To & Fuels U.S. Economic Growth
Millions of American workers are calling out sick from their jobs

Nearly 9 million people missed work in late December & early January as the omicron variant bit into the labor market

Between Dec. 29 and Jan. 10, approximately 8.8 million workers reported not working because they were sick with the coronavirus or caring for someone who was, according to new data from the Census Bureau.

Those numbers are nearly triple the levels from the first two weeks of December, before cases had started to peak around the country. They were also the highest numbers since the agency started taking the survey in April 2020 - well over last January's peak of 6.6 million workers out.

Inflation, driven in part by supply chain issues and shortages overseas, is wiping out wage gains made by many workers, as the cost of essential goods such as food and gas continue to rise. And businesses in lower-wage fields have complained for months that their operations have been hampered by a shortage of available staff.

"Unfortunately, the biggest issue about omicron is it's no longer just fear of contagion and aversion to in-person activity, but it's actually causing acute labor shortages from the sheer number of people who are out sick," said Diane Swonk, economist at accounting firm Grant Thornton.

Cities have been pockmarked by closed signs on businesses big and small during typical workdays in recent weeks. Walmart shut nearly 60 stores in December for coronavirus cleaning and sanitizing. Department store Macy's shortened store hours in January by two hours each day.

Joseph Brusuelas, economist at the firm RSM, said the absences were bad news for the economy - a sign of just how significant the pandemic's effects continue to be, regardless of the political appetite for containing it.

Fewer workers means less productivity for businesses. And missed pay for workers without sick pay means that some household budgets will be strained.

The absences are another reminder of how closely related the public health picture is to the country's economic growth. washingtonpost.com

COVID-Driven Self-Checkout: 18% in '18 to 31% in '20 - Up 72% - Almost Double
COVID is rapidly accelerating the digital transformation at speeds never seen before

More Pressure on Grocery Employees Now Than Any Other Point of Pandemic
More out sick - more kids home - worker shortages - higher demand - more online orders/deliveries

Empty grocery shelves in omicron spike are about worker shortages, not the supply chain

Shoppers should expect to use self-checkout lanes as 4th pandemic spike means waves of workers are suddenly out sick.

The omicron variant is taking a toll on grocery workers who can sense customers' frustration as they try to keep shelves stocked and checkout lines moving.

Stores and warehouses are being hit by worker shortages, said Gary Huddleston, grocery industry consultant to the Texas Retailers Association.

North Texas UFCW union "Members are dealing with omicron and a lot of anxiety," she said. "They are tired and overworked." Local 1000 has hundreds of workers out with COVID-19 on top of unfilled jobs, which brings the number of missing workers into the thousands, Foley-Howard said.

In the past two weeks, Walmart has temporarily closed three stores in Dallas, Fort Worth and Richardson for professional cleaning after an increase in positive COVID-19 cases.

School closings combined with more people being asked to work from home again means groceries are suddenly in higher demand. People staying home more with kids. dallasnews.com

Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: Accepting the virus

Face masks no longer mandatory in shops from next week

Prominent Retail Power House Jay Schottenstein's - Family Talk Now Has David Facing 20 Years in Fed. Prison

Two Florida Men Indicted in Insider Trading Scheme of Retailers Stock
At Home Group, Inc., DSW, Rite Aid Corp., Aphria, among others

Defendants used nonpublic information for stock trading & generated at least $4 million in profits

Kris Bortnovsky, 40, of Surfside, Fla., and Ryan Shapiro, 44, of Bay Harbor Island, Fla., were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and one count of securities fraud. Both defendants were previously charged by criminal complaint on Dec. 6, 2021. A third defendant, David Schottenstein, 38, also of Surfside, Fla., was charged separately by an Information with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and has agreed to plead guilty.

From at least August 2017 to at least May 2019, it is alleged that Bortnovsky and Shapiro conspired to trade in the stocks of certain publicly traded companies, including At Home Group, Inc., Aphria, Inc., DSW, Inc. and Rite Aid Corp., among others, based on material nonpublic information (MNPI) regarding the earnings results and merger-and-acquisition activity of those companies. In many instances, Bortnovsky and Shapiro allegedly obtained the information from Schottenstein, who was a relative of one or more directors of these companies or of companies involved in proposed acquisitions of them. In another instance, Bortnovsky obtained the MNPI and shared it with Shapiro and Schottenstein.

The charge of securities fraud conspiracy provides for a sentence of up to 25 years in prison, five years supervised release and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater. The charge of securities fraud provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years supervised release and a fine of $5 million. justice.gov

Family Members Leaked Non-Public Info to David Who Used it to Make $4M+
Member of Prominent Schottenstein Family to Plead Guilty in Insider-Trading Case

Illicit tips from boards of Designer Brands & Albertsons garnered at least $4 million in trading profits for David Schottenstein and two friends, prosecutors say

David Schottenstein, a relative of retail executive Jay Schottenstein, is scheduled to plead guilty early next month to charges that he exploited his ties to the family's business empire to procure illegal stock tips that generated at least $4 million in illicit trading profits for himself and two friends, according to a court notice posted Friday.

David Schottenstein, who co-founded a sunglasses company with actor Jamie Foxx, obtained material nonpublic information about Designer Brands Inc. and Albertsons Cos. from his second cousin, who serves on Designer Brands' board of directors and is Jay Schottenstein's son, according to court records and people familiar with the matternd the companies' websites. Jay Schottenstein is American Eagle's chief executive officer, serves as executive chairman of Designer Brands, which owns the Designer Shoe Warehouse chain, and sits on Albertsons' board of directors.

The Schottenstein family, based in Columbus, Ohio, has managed or founded furniture and clothing companies including American Eagle Outfitters Inc., Designer Brands Inc., and Value City Furniture, according to securities filings and the companies websites. Jay Schottenstein is American Eagle's chief executive officer, serves as executive chairman of Designer Brands, which owns the Designer Shoe Warehouse chain, and sits on Albertsons' board of directors.

Joseph Schottenstein also knew about grocery retailer Albertsons' 2018 plan to merge with Rite Aid Corp. because his father served on Albertsons' board. The traders purchased shares of Rite Aid, whose stock price rose after the deal became public in February 2018, as well as other securities that would pay off if the merger became public, according to the SEC.

David Schottenstein, 38 years old, was close friends with his second cousin. The two men vacationed together and spoke several times by phone before David Schottenstein bought 66,000 shares of Designer Brands in August 2017, days before the company reported positive quarterly results that beat expectations, sending the shares up 17%, according to the SEC. wsj.com

Train Thefts Surge 160%
Union Pacific calls for 'strong deterrence' vs train robbers, won't go 'nuclear'
Piles of looted packages littering Los Angeles' tracks have become a testament to brazen train robberies, but according to Union Pacific Corp., the problem is under control. Thieves have been breaking into cargo train containers and stealing countless dollars worth of merchandise that belong to top retailers like Amazon, REI, Target, among others.

The shipments are part of the roughly 40% of goods that enter the U.S. via the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach - the largest in the Western Hemisphere - before being put on trains or trucks to be hauled to the rest of the nation.

"We've got our arms around it, but there's a lot of work that has to be done here," Lance Fritz, Union Pacific Chairman, President and CEO, told Yahoo Finance Live on Thursday.

In a searing letter released in December to L.A.'s District Attorney, the company warned that it could divert routes away from the area to avoid the issue, something Fritz insisted the company didn't want to do - at least not yet.

"That's a nuclear option and we would be very hesitant to pull that trigger," Fritz added.

Data from Union Pacific highlights that thefts targeting its trains are up a staggering 160% over the past year in L.A. County, with an average of 90 containers broken into every day over the last three months. The company estimates that in the last year, those burglaries have cost $5 million in damages, losses and claims.

The company has also brought in extra "special agents" that have helped facilitate the arrest of more than 100 people in just the last three months and they have partnered with local law enforcement like the Los Angeles Police Department. UP is also testing specialized fencing and trespass-detection systems to help tackle the issue at large.  finance.yahoo.com

   See more coverage of LA's train theft surge in Tuesday's Daily

Protesters Engaging in Unlawful Activity
King Soopers granted restraining order against workers' union and picketers as strike enters week two
The seventh day of the ongoing employee strike between King Soopers and its workers ended with a temporary restraining order.

Denver District Judge Marie Avery Moses partially granted the order against United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, which was Tuesday by Kroger, the parent company of King Soopers.

The company claims picketers have intimidated shoppers, harassed temporary employees, destroyed property and blocked store entrances, among other things.

King Soopers asked the court to stop the alleged actions and only allow up to five demonstrators on private property at a time.

Moses granted the order but upped the maximum number of picketers to 10 people. Picketers must also stay 20 feet away from customers and employees while chanting and shouting.

"Unfortunately, at several locations picketers are engaging in unlawful activity including threatening, blocking and intimidating both associates and customers who have chosen to cross the picket line," said Jessica Trowbridge, a spokesperson for King Soopers. "The safety of our associates, customers, and communities will always come first and this temporary restraining order is a reflection of that commitment." cpr.org

Starbucks Union Push Continues
More Starbucks stores begin move to unionize - in the U.S. and Canada
The recent union victories at two Starbucks stores in Buffalo, N.Y., is fueling other efforts. The National Labor Relations Board has ordered union elections at three other Starbucks stores in the Buffalo area, with ballots to be mailed to employees at the end of the month. The board has also scheduled election to start this month at a Starbucks store in Mesa, Ariz.

Union fever has also hit Starbucks in the Boston area, where four locations have moved to unionize. Efforts have also started at select Starbucks locations in Baltimore, Memphis, Tenn., and Richmond and North Chesterfield, Va.

In Canada, the United Steelworkers union (USW) has filed an application with the Alberta Labour Relations Board on behalf of Starbucks employees at the Chinook Centre in Calgary. The board will hear objections from Starbucks on Jan. 28, 2022, and is expected to authorize a vote of the workers shortly after. If the vote is successful, the Chinook Centre location would become the second unionized Starbucks in Canada. The USW represents Starbucks workers at a drive-through location in Victoria, B.C. chainstoreage.com

Are Your Stores Ready?
Dangerous winter storm, bitter cold rolls across winter-weary East
Sleet, snow and bitter cold temperatures continued to sweep across a wide swath of the South and East on Thursday as the weather-battered region prepared for more travel chaos.

"The arrival of a cold and frigid arctic air mass will set the stage for a winter-weather threat from south Texas to the Carolinas on Friday into Saturday," the National Weather Service said in an alert. "An extensive zone of frozen precipitation of ice, sleet and snow is expected, which will result in dangerous travel conditions."

Much of the region has been slammed by a series of snow and ice events in the last three weeks, sometimes dumping more than a foot of snow in areas that often don't see that much all year. Winter storm warnings and advisories remained in effect for more than 25 million Americans, the vast majority in the South. yahoo.com

NRF 2022: Will Chinese shopping festivals migrate to the U.S.?

Conn's Home Plus plans 27 new stores over next two years

King Soopers 10-day Strike Ends With Tentative Agreement

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

Just a Cool Job! Had to Post It Today.
Vice President, Safety and Security job posted for SiriusXM in New York, NY
The Vice President (VP) of Corporate and Event Safety and Security oversees all safety and security programs and efforts across all SiriusXM locations, as well as offsite event venues including physical, architecture, compliance, incident response, disaster recovery and infrastructure. This position will provide executive-level representation to ensure that security interests are championed and prioritized in alignment with the needs of the business. jobs.jobvite.com

Physical Security & Safety Senior Dir. job posted for Chipotle in Columbus, OH
As the Senior Director, Physical Security, Asset Management & Safety you'll be responsible for ensuring that our restaurants, restaurant support centers (RSCs), employees and assets are protected across all physical security fronts. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the organization's physical security, riskstrategies and programs. We are looking for a highly organized, dedicated, security-mindedleader with experience supporting enterprise level physical security. jobs.chipotle.com

Loss Prevention Director job posted for Snipes in Philadelphia, PA
This position will oversee security operations and develop protection strategies for our retail locations, including their property assets. In addition to analyzing the financial performance of the location, they may also generate a theft response policy and monitor employees. indeed.com

Director of Loss Prevention job posted for UNIS in Los Angeles, CA
Minimize the financial losses of operations related to theft, vandalism. Investigate, log, and resolve alleged and actual theft, violations of policy, and compliance concerns and refers to proper management for disposition. Conduct interviews and bring investigations to a successful conclusion. indeed.com

All the News - One Place - One Source - One Time
Thanks to our sponsors/partners - Take the time to thank them as well please.
If it wasn't for them The Daily wouldn't be here every day for you.






[Whitepaper] Advice from the Loss Prevention Experts

Compiled Quotes from Loss Prevention and Asset Protection Leaders


The best way to improve at anything is to learn from the people who have been there before and know how to help you achieve your goals. In these unprecedented times, collaboration has never been more important to help push the industry forward.

So, we went directly to the brightest minds in the industry and asked them to share some words of wisdom.

Hear from 20 LP and AP leaders on topics including:

  • Getting a seat at the decision-making table
  • The greatest value LP teams bring to their organizations
  • Maximizing the value of LP efforts
  • Predicting the future of the industry
  • And more...


Read Now






In keeping with industry calls to support the NIST Privacy Framework
NCCoE Learning Series Webinar: Managing Privacy Risks with the NIST Privacy Framework
Join the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to celebrate Data Privacy Week in 2022. On Thursday, January 27 at 3 p.m. EST we will host a fireside chat to explore the NIST Privacy Framework, a voluntary tool designed to help organizations identify and manage privacy risk to build beneficial products and services while protecting individuals' privacy.

We Will Explore:

What the Privacy Framework is, how it articulates privacy risk, and how it aligns with the Cybersecurity Framework.

How the NCCoE incorporates the Privacy Framework and the NIST Privacy Risk Assessment Methodology (PRAM) into their cybersecurity publications.

How the growing number of Privacy Framework online tools and resources can help organizations implement the Framework in a way that is tailored to their unique goals and requirements.

Guest Speakers:  

Nakia Grayson, IT Security Specialist, Privacy Engineering Program at NIST, Supply Chain Assurance Project Lead, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

Dylan Gilbert, Privacy Policy Advisor, Privacy Engineering Program, NIST

Daniel Eliot (moderator), Outreach and Engagement, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

Register here

The Cost of AI Bias: Lower Revenue, Lost Customers
A new survey shows tech leadership's growing concern about AI bias, AI ethics, as negative events impact revenue, customer losses, and more.

AdvertisementIt's not just about damage to a brand's reputation, either. Of those who have experienced negative impacts of AI bias, the largest percentage, 62%, lost revenue as a consequence. Another 61% lost customers.

A full 54% of technology leaders surveyed said they are very or extremely concerned about AI bias, compared to 42% who expressed this level of concern in 2019. The 2021 online survey of 350 US and UK-based CIOs and other IT leaders was conducted in June 2021. A similar online survey was conducted in June 2019.

The results indicate that more organizations are looking more closely at their algorithms, the data sets that go into training them, and the explainability of AI results -- just how did the algorithm arrive at that conclusion?

Indeed, in September 2021, Gartner identified responsible AI -- including transparency, fairness, and auditability of AI technologies -- as one of four trends driving near-term AI innovation. Forrester Research analyst Brandon Purcell told InformationWeek that the market for responsible AI solutions would double in 2022, giving organizations more help with technology to help them ensure their AI meets ethical requirements, is explainable, fair and privacy-compliant.

"It's become a priority in any highly regarded industry," Purcell says. There are any number of companies working on solutions, too, from tech giants to startups.

Top Concerns - Who Is Responsible? - What to Read Next informationweek.com

The Internet Scam Capital Busts the SilverTerrier Gang
Nigerian Police Arrest 11 Individuals in BEC Crackdown

More than 50,000 targets around the world have been affected by the business email compromise scams, Interpol reports.

Police in Nigeria, with the help of Interpol, have arrested 11 individuals in the country for their alleged involvement in business email compromise (BEC) scams associated with more than 50,000 targets worldwide.

Six of those arrested were identified as members of SilverTerrier, a known BEC gang that is thought to have harmed thousands of companies globally and has successfully evaded prosecution for more than five years.

Busted while attempting to ransom money from 16 companies

A laptop belonging to one of the 11 alleged BEC operatives contained some 800,000 user names and credentials belonging to potential victim organizations. Another arrested individual was found to have been monitoring conversations between 16 companies and their customers, as well as attempting to divert money to SilverTerrier accounts when transactions between them were about to be made, Interpol said Wednesday. darkreading.com

Moscow and White House Sharing Cyber Intelligence
Already Seeing the Impact on the Dark Web

No More 'Get-Out-of-Jail' Free Card For Russian Cybercriminals?
Russia's - U.S. Inspired ReVIL Ransomware Gang Arrests Ripple Effect

Russian Rasomware Gangs Are Running Scared
It's about time to shut these guys down globally & Stop playing wack-a-mole.

After ransomware arrests, some dark web criminals are getting worried

Analysis of dark web chatter suggests that some ransomware affiliates worry law enforcement might come for them next.

Cyber criminals are becoming anxious about being tracked down by law enforcement agencies following the high-profile arrests of suspected members of one of the most notorious ransomware groups.

On January 14, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) announced it had detained members of the REvil ransomware gang operating from several regions of the country and dismantled the group's operations. Previous action by Europol resulted in the arrest of a suspected REvil affiliate near the Polish and Ukranian border.

According to analysis of chatter on Dark Web forums by cybersecurity researchers at Trustwave SpiderLabs, the recent arrests, particularly those by Russia, appear to have scared cyber criminals, some of whom appear to be worried that they might be next.

There's a consensus among cybersecurity experts that many of the major ransomware operations work out of Russia, with the authorities willing to turn a blind eye towards attacks targeting the West. But following arrests throughout the region, some cyber criminals are wondering if the risk is worth it.

"This is a big change. I have no desire to go to jail," wrote one forum member.

"In fact, one thing is clear, those who expect that the state would protect them will be greatly disappointed," said another.

There's even concern that administrators of the dark web communities - who would have details about their users - could be coerced into working for law enforcement following arrest.

However, while some users are anxious following the arrests, some are less sympathetic, blaming a string of high-profile attacks against major targets in the United States for the unwelcome attention.

Such is the paranoia among some forum members and ransomware affiliates that they suggest moving operations to a different jurisdiction, although this is unlikely to be a realistic option for many.

"Those that are seasoned in cybercrime understand that by moving outside of Russia, they'll be taking on an even greater risk of being arrested by international law enforcement agencies.

"Some cyber criminals may feel like REvil spoiled the ability to earn a living by attracting too much law enforcement attention and political powers. This kind of activity may have triggered a lack of sympathy by forum members," said Mador. zdnet.com

Original case posted Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022
World Politics & Cybersecurity - Russia Currying Favor From the West?

Russia Takes Down REvil Ransomware Operation, Arrests Key Members







Online Shopping Boom Leads to Return Surge
All that online holiday shopping led to record product returns, and that's a problem

Record online shopping this holiday season has fueled another record for e-commerce companies: returned goods.

Prompted by a clogged supply chain, millions of shoppers began browsing Amazon, Walmart and other online retailers even before Black Friday, when holiday discounts traditionally start. Cooped up at home because of the pandemic, people didn't stop clicking. Online sales reached $205 billion in the US, according to Adobe, a new holiday season high.

Online shopping has turbocharged the process because consumers often plan to return some of the goods they buy. That's especially true of clothing, which shoppers buy in multiple sizes to try on as they might in a dressing room. The mindset contributes to an estimated return rate for online purchases that's as much as five times higher than for brick-and-mortar purchases, according to Optoro, a company that manages returns for online retailers. Holiday returns this year are projected to hit $120 billion, Optoro says.

UPS expects to handle more than 60 million holiday returns this season. In a survey, more than one in four people told the carrier they planned to make a return over the holidays. One in five said they'd already done so before Christmas.

Retail giant Walmart, bespoke women's suit maker Koviem and other companies that want to reduce waste have invested in online tools designed to help you find the right size without trying clothes on. Additionally, some companies track customers who make a great deal of returns, potentially banning them from returning purchases if they cross a certain threshold. Finally, some companies have even found it's easier to let you keep the item along with your refund in order to save on resources.

The bottom line is that even though allowing returns can increase customer loyalty, companies don't want returns to eat up too much of their holiday revenues, said Audrey Guskey, a marketing professor who teaches consumer behavior at Duquesne University. cnet.com

Walmart E-Commerce Efforts
Walmart taps Tom Ward to head U.S. e-commerce division as Casey Carl departs
Walmart has tapped Tom Ward to lead its e-commerce division after the departure of Casey Carl, according to a company memo sent Thursday.

The company said Carl will leave at the end of February. It did not share a reason for the departure or Carl's future plans. The executive shuffle was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Walmart is under pressure to grow online sales and turn the division into a profitable business. The big-box retailer's online sales have jumped during the pandemic, but it's looking to find ways to keep that momentum going - such as expanding its third-party marketplace. cnbc.com

Sports E-Commerce Company Fanatics Relocating to 75K Sq. Ft Office







Update: Orange County, CA: Man and Woman Plead Guilty in $1.9M Orange County Theft Ring
A man and woman pleaded guilty Thursday for their part in an organized retail crime ring in Orange County. Investigators from TJX Companies Inc., who work for TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores told California Highway Patrol investigators about a team suspected of repeatedly stealing from stores throughout Southern California. The suspects were caught under surveillance stealing from multiple stores and bringing the loot to a mobile home in Midway City, according to the CHP. After serving a search warrant investigators found stolen goods packed in the home up to the ceiling, the CHP said. Investigators also found stolen goods at four self-storage units and needed multiple trucks to haul it away, the CHP reported. Authorities also recovered $65 in cash. The CHP reported that 43 separate retailers were victimized and $1.9 million in goods were recovered.

Jaime Delarosa Sanchez, 55, and Yolanda Delarosa, 48, who have been in custody since Aug. 31, pleaded guilty to organized retail theft of two or more thefts exceeding $950 and receiving stolen property, both felonies, and admitted a sentencing enhancement for aggravated white collar crime exceeding $500,000. Delarosa Sanchez was sentenced to 286 days in jail and Delarosa was sentenced to 364 days in jail. Both were placed on two years of formal probation. mynewsla.com

Los Angeles, CA: Woman accused in $75,000 Bath & Body Works shoplifting spree
A Southern California woman was arrested after being accused of helping to steal more than $75,000 of merchandise from various Bath & Body Works stores in the area. The 31-year-old woman is accused of participating in a series of thefts from stores in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. She was identified as one of multiple suspects who may have been involved, and the products stolen included candles, fragrances, and other cosmetics, the release said. Upon searching her Los Angeles home, police found over $6,100 in clothing and personal care products they believe had been stolen from Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret, Old Navy, Carter's, The Children's Place, Claire's and H&M, the release said. She has been arrested at least eight times for similar crimes in the past, police said. mercedsunstar.com

Honolulu, HI: City Prosecutor to take aim at serial thieves, charging them with more serious crimes
Honolulu's Prosecutor wants to crack down on serial thieves by charging them with more serious crimes. Retailers said serial property thieves take millions from their businesses, often avoiding serious punishment. But, reform advocates warn that stiffer penalties won't reduce the crimes. Earlier this month, Honolulu prosecutors charged Lawrence Smalls for stealing alcohol from the Cheesecake Factory in Waikiki. Normally, it's a petty misdemeanor. But because of the 36-year-old's lengthy theft record, he is facing felony charges under the state's Habitual Property Crime law.

"We have people like Mr. Smalls who in the last 15 years has 161 convictions - mostly for theft, sometimes for harassment and open lewdness, a lot of it for alcohol," said Honolulu Prosecutor Steven Alm. "To actually get 161 convictions, I don't think he's scared of the criminal justice system." Smalls pleaded not guilty in Circuit Court on Thursday and is being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center. But instead of the 30-day maximum for a petty misdemeanor, he faces up to 5 years in prison if convicted. His bail was also set at $20,000. "He is not getting out," said Alm.

Retailers - who are working the Prosecutor's Office and Honolulu Police to identify repeat offenders - welcome the tougher stance on property crimes. They say they have become frustrated with a system which allows serial thieves to avoid serious punishment. "When these shoplifters get prosecuted and finally go to court, what we're finding is a lot of judges are saying, 'Slap on the wrist, bad person don't do it again,' and they let them out," said Tina Yamaki, president of Retail Merchants of Hawaii. "You got to understand that the shoplifters that we have are not the ones who are shoplifting spam and rice to feed their family. They're career criminals. It's part of organized retail crime." hawaiinewsnow.com

Washington, DC: New surveillance video shows suspects ransack Moncler store
D.C. police are searching for suspects who ransacked the Moncler store at CityCenterDC on Wednesday night. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Second District are asking the public to help identify three people and a vehicle in reference to the theft and simple assault offense that occurred inside the boutique. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, at approximately 6:16 p.m. officers responded to the 900 block of Palmer Aly NW after receiving a call regarding multiple individuals entering an establishment and unlawfully taking property. Once inside, the suspects took property and assaulted employees. The suspects then fled the scene in a white Lexus bearing a Maryland tag of 8EK7229. fox5dc.com

Nanuet, NY: 3 men stole about $4,000 worth of merchandise from Apple store
Clarkstown police say thousands worth of merchandise was taken in an Apple store robbery at The Shops at Nanuet. The incident took place around 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 5. According to police, three men took about $3,900 worth of merchandise, including AirPods, Trackpads and iPad pencils. Witnesses say the three suspects were wearing COVID-19 safety masks. hudsonvalley.news12.com

Galesburg, IL: 3 Men Wanted for Theft after stealing from Multiple Target Stores
Galesburg Police on Sunday, January 16th responded to Target for some ongoing theft complaints. Officers met with store management who said three different individuals on two different occasions took items from the store without paying. The first incident was on December 26th and the second was on January 14th. On the 14th, the males took two Fitbits and a Dyson animal vacuum. The males were seen leaving in a gray minivan. According to Target, the three males were the same three seen stealing from Target stores in Peoria, Davenport, Springfield, and other stores in the area. Employees at another Target were able to get the license plate number off the minivan and GPD was able to identify one of the individuals as a 31-year old male from Washington, Illinois with prior convictions for possession of stolen property on his record. The report was sent on to the State's Attorney for a warrant for his arrest for retail theft with a prior conviction. wgil.com

Glen Ullin, ND: 1 arrested, 1 wanted in $160,000 Pharmacy burglary

View ORC Archives

Case Goes Public?
Share it with the industry

Submit your ORC Association News

Visit ORC
Resource Center




Shootings & Deaths

San Mateo, CA: 4 Teens Arrested in Shooting at Hillsdale Mall Parking Lot
San Mateo Police arrested four teenagers in connection to a shooting that occurred at a Hillsdale Mall parking lot Wednesday evening, officials said Thursday. According to police, the four suspects are all 16-year-olds and live in San Mateo. Police arrived at the mall Wednesday at around 5:30 p.m. after getting multiple calls of a person being shot. Officers found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound in front of the Macy's store. He is expected to survive. Police said they used surveillance footage from the mall and witnesses to track down the suspects. The teenagers were booked into the Hillcrest Juvenile Hall on various charges, police said. There's no word yet on a motive. nbcbayarea.com

Fairview Heights, IL: 2 arrested after person shot at St. Clair Square Mall
One person was taken to the hospital after being shot in St. Clair Square Mall Thursday, police said. According to the Fairview Heights Police Department, two men were taken into custody following the incident. The person who was shot was later airlifted to a St. Louis trauma center and listed in stable condition. Police said two handguns were found related to the shooting. It is believed that the shooter and the victim know each other, police said. Employees of the mall told News 4 they received a phone alert to go on lockdown until the police situation was resolved. No other information was provided in the alert. kmov.com

St Louis County, MO: McDonald's worker shot by customer following argument in North County
A McDonald's employee was hospitalized after being shot by a customer in north St. Louis County Wednesday afternoon. According to police, a woman pulled into the McDonald's drive-thru just before 1 p.m. in the 1700 block of South Florissant in Cool Valley. While in the lane, she got into an argument with one of the workers. Shortly after, the suspect pulled back into the parking lot and spotted the female worker who was on a break. Officials said the customer then pulled out her gun and shot the employee, striking her in the chest. The victim was taken to the hospital. No additional information has been released.  kmov.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Snohomish County, WA: The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery at a Lynnwood marijuana shop
Surveillance video shows four men in masks, brandishing guns, rushed into Green Lady Marijuana store, Wednesday night, as workers were preparing to close, according to Monique Conrad, an assistant manager. "It was really, really scary," she said, "We pretty much just all knew to cooperate and try to stay as calm as we could and that we would hopefully stay alive." The suspects forced the workers to the ground, and then into an office, where they threatened to shoot them, the Sheriff's Office said. Conrad said the men tried to get her to open a safe, but she did not have access. "People know there's a large volume of cash here and that's what gets us hit," Conrad said. She said the suspects were able to get some money and eventually fled with about $6,000 and about $2,000 worth of products. Conrad said Green Lady and other dispensaries are banding together and sharing updates to prepare for intruders in any way they can. king5.com

Moline, IL: Police investigating 2 Armed Robberies at same Beauty Supply store
The Moline Police Department is investigating two armed robberies at the same business. Around 8:15 p.m. Dec. 10, Moline police responded to an armed robbery at Faabu Beauty Supply. Police said two males forced their way into the business and people inside the store were held at gunpoint for several minutes while the suspects took cash and put it into plastic shopping bags. The men left out the back door and fled in a dark-colored Ford sedan. Around 8:15 p.m. Jan. 17, the store was robbed again by four male suspects wearing masks and gloves. One of the offenders struck a victim with a handgun and pointed it at them, according to police. The suspects took cash from the business and left in a silver vehicle, possibly a 2006-2013 Chevrolet Impala or Malibu. kwqc.com

St Paul, MN: 2 teens suspected in 20 Robberies arrested after police chase
Two teenagers from St. Paul suspected of at least 20 robberies in the Twin Cities metro have been arrested after a police chase Tuesday evening. The two suspects, an 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, were arrested in St. Paul after fleeing law enforcement on Jan. 18 in a stolen Audi, the St. Louis Park Police Department said in a news release Wednesday. The chase spanned numerous cities and lasted about 45 minutes. The SLPPD worked with 12 other law enforcement agencies to identify the suspects and tied them to 23 other incidents across the Twin Cities, They include: First-degree aggravated robbery in St. Louis Park, Second-degree aggravated robbery in six cities: St. Louis Park, White Bear Lake, Roseville, Richfield, Brooklyn Center and Woodbury, 13 incidents of simple robbery in six places: six in St. Louis Park, two in Columbia Heights, as well as incidents in Plymouth, Roseville, Edina and Ramsey County, Attempted simple robbery in Eagan, Motor vehicle theft in St. Louis Park, Fleeing police in a motor vehicle in Ramsey County. bringmethenews.com

San Francisco, CA: Armed Pharmacy Robbery Results In More Than Seven Year Sentence For Vallejo Perpetrator
Lembrent Rubin was sentenced today in United States District Court to 89 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to robbery of a pharmacy and to brandishing a firearm during the robbery. In a memorandum filed for the sentencing hearing, the government described the crime of Sunday, October 14, 2018. That morning, a pharmacist showed up for work at his pharmacy located in a large grocery store in San Francisco. Rubin was seated alone in the pharmacy's waiting room. As the pharmacist opened the pharmacy door with his key, the pharmacist turned his back on Rubin. When the pharmacist turned the key, Rubin forced his way into the pharmacy, pushing the pharmacist until they were both inside and behind the main counter. Rubin fled the pharmacy and the grocery store, taking with him several hundred tablets of oxycodone and generic Vicodin, Adderall, and Ritalin. justice.gov

UK: Gang ran staggering £3million International 'chop shop' plot shipping Range Rovers, Mercedes and Porches often stolen in terrifying robberies to Dubai
More than 95 cars worth at least £3 million were stolen across Greater Manchester, and from as far away as London. The Oldham based gang behind the staggering plot, who called themselves 'The Company', are thought to have links to organized crime in the Middle East. While praising the work of investigating officers, a judge demanded that the case be investigated by GMP Chief Constable after claiming some of the gang were allowed to commit crime 'with impunity' after being released under investigation. A total of 11 shipping containers were shipped to the Middle East during a 12 month period. manchestereveningnews.co.uk

Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty to the Armed Robberies of Two Gas Stations and a Hotel


Cargo Theft

Rise in cargo theft types driven by conditions at US ports
Third quarter cargo theft data in the US shows storage facilities targeted in 45% of reported cases; up from 20% of recorded cases in the same quarter in 2020. Fall in hijacking and robbery of vehicles from 67% to just 25% this year coincidental with rise in theft of cargo units in unsecured storage areas. Congestion throughout the supply chain but particularly in and around ports is a significant contributory factor to this diversification of theft types.

Freight insurance specialists, TT Club and the supply chain services and solutions team at BSI, the business improvement and standards company have highlighted the increased risk of theft from storage facilities seen over the past few months in the United States. The changes in theft patterns from the same quarter last year highlight a trend away from 'on the move' targets to those locations where cargo is temporarily stored and delivered. As the diagrammatic comparisons below show, the largest rise in the methods and locations for cargo theft was from facilities: the percentage of the total increasing to 25% in the third quarter this year in contrast with just 7% in 2020. At the other extreme theft of vehicles fell from a dominant 47% in 2020 to a surprisingly low 15%; in addition, hijackings halved from 20% to 10%.

In commenting on some of the more contrasting figures, Mike Yarwood, TT Club's Managing Director, Loss Prevention said: "The is little doubt that the problems of supply chain disruption that are currently bedevilling the US freight transport system, particularly that of container congestion at ports and inland hubs, is creating increased opportunities for thieves. The static nature of cargo in these circumstances, often stored in temporary and less secure facilities, leads to criminal ingenuity adapting the modus operandi of theft in a typically resourceful way." tradearabia.com




Apple - Nanuet, NY - Robbery
Auto Parts - Tupelo, MS - Burglary
Bakery - Newark, NJ - Burglary
Beauty - Moline, IL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Kershaw County, SC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Toms River, NJ - Robbery
C-Store - Lafayette, LA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - McDonald County, MO - Burglary
C-Store - Dauphin County, PA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Honolulu, HI - Robbery
Clothing - Washington, DC - Robbery
Dollar General - Lehigh Acres, FL - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Albuquerque, NM - Robbery
Jewelry - Aurora, CO - Robbery
Jewelry - Plantation, FL - Robbery
Jewelry - El Paso, TX - Robbery
Liquor - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
Marijuana - Lynnwood, WA - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Glen Ullin, ND - Burglary
Pharmacy - Bullhead City, AZ - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Charleston, SC - Armed Robbery (Dominos)
Restaurant - El Dorado, CA - Burglary
Restaurant - Fairhope, AL - Burglary
Restaurant - Davie, FL - Burglary
Restaurant - Newark, NJ - Burglary
Walgreens - Portland, ME - Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 18 robberies
• 8 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


Weekly Totals:
• 94 robberies
• 25 burglaries
• 3 shootings
• 2 killed

Click to enlarge map



None to report.

Submit Your New Hires/Promotions or New Position






Featured Job Spotlights


Help Your Colleagues By Referring the Best

Refer the Best & Build the Best

District Asset Protection Manager
Denver, CO - posted January 21
As the District Asset Protection Manager you will lead administration of Asset Protection programs and training for an assigned district in order to drive sales, profits, and a customer service culture; Oversees AP Programs by providing leadership and guidance to Asset Protection teams and General Managers on methods to successfully execute programs in stores...

Regional Manager, Asset Protection
Northern PA/NY/NJ- posted January 18
The primary purpose of this position is to supervise and coordinate the efforts of District Asset Protection Managers within their region to achieve maximum shrink prevention, safety awareness and the protection of company assets. This position is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of Asset Protection policies and procedures...

Regional Asset Protection Manager
Central US Remote (Dallas, Chicago, or Houston)
- posted January 6
The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the Asset Protection function in their assigned area. Guide the implementation and training of Asset Protection programs, enforcement of policies and procedures, auditing, investigations and directing of shrink reduction efforts...

Asset Protection Associate
Charlotte, NC - posted January 4
The Asset Protection Associate (APA) is responsible for the detection, apprehension, or deterrence of customer and associate activity that could result in a loss to Ralph Lauren. APAs are also responsible for ensuring a safe environment for all customers, associates, and vendors. APAs promote and monitor compliance to Polo Ralph Lauren policies and procedures related to theft prevention, safety, and inventory control. The APA is also required to promote awareness and conduct training...

Regional Loss Prevention Manager
Detroit, MI - posted January 4
Support store and delivery center management in the areas of Workplace safety and Loss Prevention (LP). Assist store and delivery centers in compliance with Safety / LP policies and procedures. Serve as main point of contact as the Safety / LP subject matter expert for stores and delivery centers in the assigned Region. Collaborate with other support staff as needed...

Region Asset Protection Manager-South Florida Region (Bi-lingual Required)
Doral, FL - posted December 21
Responsible for managing asset protection programs designed to minimize shrink, associate and customer liability accidents, bad check and cash loss, and safety incidents for stores within assigned region. This position will develop the framework for the groups' response to critical incidents, investigative needs, safety concerns and regulatory agency visits...

Corporate Safety & Security Leader
San Francisco, CA - posted December 15
RH is seeking a Corporate Safety & Security Leader. The role will lead a team of Safety & Security Associates on our Corporate Campus in Corte Madera, CA. The Leader acts as the key point of contact for safety and security incidents including identifying, investigating, mitigating, and managing risks...


Regional Loss Prevention and Safety Specialist
New York, NY - posted November 29
You will act as a coach, trainer, mentor, and enforcer to support the risk management program at Legends. Responsibilities can include, but are not limited to: Identify, develop, and implement improved loss prevention and safety measurements with risk management team; Conduct internal audits that have a focus on loss prevention, personal safety, and food safety, and help the team to effectively execute against company standards and requirements

Safety Director (Retail Background Preferred)
Jacksonville, FL - posted November 3
This role is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing purpose-directed occupational safety and health programs designed to minimize the frequency and severity of customer and associate accidents, while complying with applicable regulatory requirements. This leader is the subject matter expert on all safety matters

Director, Loss Prevention & Safety
Goleta, CA - posted September 24
The Director of Loss Prevention & Environmental, Health and Safety plans, organizes, implements, and directs HERBL's programs, procedures, and practices to ensure the safety and security of company employees and property...

Corporate Risk Manager
Fort Myers, Miami, Tampa FL - posted October 5
Summary of Role and Responsibilities: A proactive approach to preventing losses/injuries, whether to our employees, third parties, or customer's valuables. They include but are not limited to cash in transit, auto losses, or injuries...

Featured Jobs

To apply to any of today's Featured Jobs, Click Here

View Featured Jobs   |   Post Your Job



The retail environment changes every day and staying in tune with the ebb and flow of it is critical, especially if you want to reach the top of your field. There's much to say about job security and staying with one company most of your career. But if you truly want to reach the top, you've got to be willing to sacrifice, move, and take a risk. And as you can see from the list above retail is a volatile space, but if you keep your eyes open, listen to what's going on around you, take advantage of certain situations, and time it right you'll be able to navigate your way.

Just a Thought,

We want to post your tips or advice... Click here


Not getting the Daily? Is it ending up in your spam folder?
Please make sure to add d-ddaily@downing-downing.com to your contact list, address book, trusted sender list, and/or company whitelist to ensure you receive our newsletter. 
Want to know how? Read Here

FEEDBACK    /    downing-downing.com    /    Advertise with The D&D Daily