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Stuart Rosenthal was promoted to Director of Sales for North America at Alpha – High Theft Solutions. Prior to his promotion, Stuart worked at Alpha for two years as a National Account Manager. Previously, Stuart spent 5 years as a National Account Manager for another EAS security company. Prior to entering sales he spent 20+ years in retail loss prevention while holding positions at store, district, regional, and director level with Federated Department Stores, Britches of Georgetown, Ross Stores, Toys “R” Us, and Bloomingdale’s. Stuart brings a unique perspective and understanding of the needs of his customers through his understanding of retail operations and loss prevention needs. Congratulations Stuart and best of luck.

Jury Duty Scheme to access your identity. You receive a telephone call from courts stating you missed jury duty; good news is, you can pay the fine and halt the arrest warrant by simply giving them your social security number and a credit card. Law Enforcement states that the scheme has been reportedly used around the country. (source

World’s largest Mall (Dubai) to add 1 million square feet. The addition will include, retail shops, new hotel rooms and leisure and entertainment areas. This is the first major construction project by the developer since the real estate crash of the Point of Palm Island. (source

Microsoft India retail site hit by 'cyber attack'. Microsoft said on Monday it was investigating an attack by hackers on its Indian retail website, reportedly carried out by a Chinese group called the "Evil Shadow Team." The team struck at late Sunday, stealing login IDs and passwords of people who had used the website for buying Microsoft products. (source

Liz Claiborne announces a new co-president. David Bassuk, former head of Alix Partners will take on the challenge of increasing profits of the already slimmed down Liz Claiborne group. Liz along with changing her name to Fifth & Pacific Cos., will focus its efforts on Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand and Kate Spade. (source

Three arrested in Chicago area Ulta salon burglary. Not the greatest plan, but the three smashed out the store front window and grabbed nearly $10,000 in beauty products. One suspect was arrested after a short foot chase, the others later apprehended. Now the three suspects face burglary charges. (source

ICE special agents seize $1 Million in counterfeit jewelry in Tucson. As reported last week in the D&D Daily, ICE made a similar $1.2 million bust in Tampa, Florida. Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested two men and seized an estimated $1 million of counterfeit luxury brand jewelry items from a pair of vendors at the Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers show. The seized items feature fraudulent trademarks of companies such as Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Hermes, Coach, Gucci and more. (source

Monday morning smash and grab at Magnificent Mile jewelry store. Three men broke the glass door and then made their way into the Omega jewelry store on North Michigan Avenue. No one was injured and the value of the merchandise has yet to be determined. (source

Nordstrom shoplifting attempt turns to robbery at Stanford Shopping Center. Pederson, 49, of San Francisco walked out of the high-end retailer with a pair of handbags and a leather jacket worth $1,000, allegedly fought back when two loss prevention officers went to apprehend her. Pederson tried to bite one of the loss prevention officers; one of the officers suffered scrapes, but the other officer and the woman were not injured. (source

Vegas Galleria at Sunset closed Sunday night following a daring smash and grab. Suspects with weapons hit right before closing time at Ben Bridges Jewelers on Sunday evening. No customers or employees were injured, but mall patrons were evacuated from the mall as police looked for the suspects. (source

Masked men use a car to rob a Best Buy store in Sarasota Several masked men burglarized a Best Buy through the rear of the store early Friday. Just after 5 a.m., deputies responded to an alarm at the Best Buy in the University Town Center, they found that a car had struck a garage door at the rear of the store. The burglars then entered the store and stole electronic equipment. (source

Colorado Springs police seek suspects in 4th GameStop store robbery. In the latest robbery, two associates were forced at gunpoint to open the register and the safe, no one was injured. Police believe all four robberies since January 20th are related. (source

Toronto police are investigating after finding out about an attempted jewel heist from the Toronto Fire Department. They say it looked as if someone entered the jewelry store through the roof and was trying to cut into the safe with a cutting torch when the fire started. The cutting torch was left behind. (source

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Supervalu to cut 800 jobs by Feb 25. The reductions will not affect store-level workers but will impact all company offices, including current positions and open jobs that will not be filled, Supervalu noted. (Source


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D&D Daily Canadian Push

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Private Security firms in Canada are welcoming new citizen's arrest law that's being considered in the House of Commons but wants more powers and the police are Private security firms  -  Private security guards outnumber police in Canada 2 to 1 and with the financial crisis of 2008 has decreased the number of police throughout the provinces. The Conservative legislation expands and simplifies the concept of reasonable force for protecting oneself and one's property, and gives private citizens — including their paid security — more latitude to grab a suspect after witnessing a crime. Ross McLeod, president of the Association of Professional Security Agencies, testified at the House of Commons justice committee and he'd like to see the proposed legal changes go even further, and give security guards the power to lay minor charges for crimes such as public disorder and shoplifting. But Tom Stamatakis, president of the Canadian Police Association, warned MPs against any Criminal Code changes that give private security greater power. Stamatakis said he's sympathetic to businesses that suffer shoplifting, but "we must take care not to go too far in the pursuit of protecting property." "We should also take care that any changes made within this legislation do not have the unintended consequence of broadening the current mandate of private security — particularly with respect to loss-prevention in commercial settings," said the Vancouver constable. (Source

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Suspect to plead guilty in counterfeit movie and music case. Back in November, Texas authorities targeted an illegal 'labeling' operation. Police found over 10,000 counterfeit video and music copies ready for international distribution. The 'labeling' violation is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. (source

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Stuart Rosenthal was promoted to Director of Sales for North America at Alpha – High Theft Solutions.
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"Keep It Simple." What a phrase that we've all heard a million times and, quite frankly, most of us don't take it seriously enough. So many tend to over think and over do that, at times, we just don't get things done. Ken Blanchard said in one of his books that if you expect or even want perfection, you'll never get anything done. We all tend to over think and in our desire to do what's best, we can get lost in details and stand in the way of moving forward - most of which is as a result of just plainly not having enough confidence in one's self to just risk it and go for it. Hesitation is human nature and wanting to make sure you get things exactly perfect - well somebody's going to pass you by with the answer - that's simple, but brilliant. So keep it simple and have faith in the bird on your shoulder.

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