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Tony Sheppard, LPC named Director, Loss Prevention - Organized Retail Crime for Ulta Beauty

Before being named Director, Loss Prevention - Organized Retail Crime for Ulta Beauty, Tony Spent nearly 18 years at CVS Health, starting with the company as a DC Loss Prevention Manager and working his way up to National Manager, Organized Retail Crime & Special Investigations. With CVS, he also served as ORC Field Manager and Regional Loss Prevention Manager. Earlier in his career, he held LP/security roles with Paradies, Pep Boys, Family Dollar, Bloomingdale's and Montgomery Wards. Congratulations, Tony!

Ryan O'Hara, CFI promoted to Director of Loss Prevention (Americas) for VF Corporation
Ryan has been with VF Corporation (including Vans) for nearly five years, starting with Vans (a division of VF Outdoor) in 2015 as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager - Northeast. Before his latest promotion to Director of Loss Prevention (Americas), he spent more than two years as a Sr. Regional Loss Prevention Manager. Earlier in his career, he also spent seven and a half years with Destination Maternity Corporation in various LP roles. Congratulations, Ryan!

Mike Jordan named Director, Distribution Safety & Security - North America for Michael Kors

Before being named Director, Distribution Safety & Security - North America for Michael Kors, Mike spent six months as Regional Safety Manager (USA) for NRI Distribution Inc. Prior to that, he served as West Coast Safety Manager for Burlington Stores for three years. Earlier in his career, he was a DC Asset Protection Manager for Home Depot (three years), Adult Probation Officer in Lucas County, Ohio (three years), and LP Supervisor for Kohl's (three years). Congratulations, Mike!

Kevin Kent named Manager - Physical Security for Domino's

Kevin has been with Domino's for more than three years, starting with the company in 2017 as a Loss Prevention Analyst. Before his latest promotion to Manager - Physical Security, he spent nearly two years as Team Leader - Safety, Security & Loss Prevention. Prior to his time with Domino's, he served as a Multi-District LP Investigator for TJX Companies (over a year), AP Manager for Walmart (four years) and LP Associate for Burlington Stores (over a year). Congratulations, Kevin!

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Coronavirus Update


Coronavirus Map: March 17 Update

US: 5,000+ Cases, 93 Dead -- Globally: 185,000+ Cases, 7,454 Dead


RILA Cancels Retail Asset Protection Conference

In response to the continuing spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, RILA will cancel the 2020 Retail Asset Protection Conference scheduled for May 3-6, 2020 in Grapevine, Texas. This decision reflects our commitment to the safety and well-being of participating executives, current government-imposed states of emergency and emergency government regulations, and the sound guidance and strong admonitions against travel and large gatherings from federal, state and local public health authorities. It is simply impossible for us the hold the conference as scheduled.

Retail executives, as well as exhibitors and sponsors currently registered for the conference will have the option to transfer their registration to 2021 or receive a full refund.

While RILA is committed to providing top-flight education and networking opportunities to the retail asset protection community, at this time, our primary focus is providing retailers with the services and resources they need to respond effectively to the COVID-19 outbreak. rila.org

NRF wants your feedback on the retail impact of COVID-19
The NRF is continuing to assess the impact of COVID-19 on our industry. To help us ensure retailers have the resources and information they need, we are conducting a member survey to understand the ongoing implications for supply chains and operations.

We want to hear from you. Take our quick survey today.

(All individual responses are confidential. NRF will share results only in the aggregate.)

Update: New Retailers Announcing Temporary Store Closures or Reduced Hours

American Eagle
Canada Goose
Foot Locker
J.C. Penney
Kate Spade

L Brands
Ralph Lauren
Tailored Brands
Ulta Beauty
Vineyard Vines

View the full list here: cnbc.com

Coronavirus Already Taking Big Toll on Urban Malls
Malls in dense, urban locations have in recent years have generally been more profitable than those in sparsely-populated areas, because foot traffic is typically stronger. But with the coronavirus spreading at a faster rate in metropolitan areas, many of these malls are poised to take a big hit. Some tenants, likely to be hurt by falling foot traffic and by orders from the authorities to close, may struggle to pay their rent.

Over the weekend, one of the biggest malls in the country, King of Prussia mall in the Philadelphia area, closed its doors on orders from local authorities. The most expensive mall ever built in the U.S., American Dream, which was scheduled to open numerous stores on March 19, said it was closing the New Jersey retail and entertainment complex from Monday until the end of March to curb the spread of the virus.

Others, such as Kings Plaza in Brooklyn, New York, are seeing some tenants such as Charlotte Russe and Aldo, shutter their stores early. wsj.com

Coronavirus Forces Grocery Stores To Increase Hiring To Keep Up With Demand
Grocery stores across the United States (including Kroger, Costco, Safeway, Albertsons, H-E-B and more) are hiring more workers to keep up with demand because of the coronavirus outbreak. Job openings range from overnight stockers to part-time cashiers. Some stores are also shifting workers to areas that need more help as panic buying continues to be a problem in many parts of the country.

Although grocery stores have started to limit purchases of specific items and have urged customers not to hoard, they are still struggling to keep up with rising demand. As more cities and states restrict dine-in eating at restaurants, grocery shopping will increase even more. Long checkout lines and empty shelves that need to be restocked frequently have forced stores to ramp up hiring. forbes.com


Amazon hiring 100,000 new distribution workers to meet online shopping demand
Amazon says the coronavirus outbreak has caused a surge in online shopping, and now the online giant is adding 100,000 new full-time and part-time positions across the United States to keep up with the demand.
The jobs will be Amazon's fulfillment centers and its delivery network.

In addition to hiring thousands of new workers, Amazon said it is investing more than $350 million to raise pay for hourly employees in warehouse and distribution roles through April. It will pay an additional $2 USD per hour above the base hourly rate of $15 or more, depending on the region, in the United States, £2 more per hour in the United Kingdom and 2 euros more per hour in many European countries.

The company said it is consulting with medical and health experts on recommended safety precautions within its facilities, and has implemented "social distancing in the workplace" and enhanced cleaning. cnn.com

Coronavirus wreaks havoc on retail supply chains globally,
even as China's factories come back online

At first, U.S. retailers were most concerned about manufacturing facilities being disrupted by COVID-19 in China, where the virus originated. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, this is a much bigger issue than China. While some manufacturing operations are getting back up and running, much of the rest of the world is in distress.

The coronavirus could deal a blow to companies already on the brink of going out of business. While it may seem far off, the disruption is already starting to impact the shipment of goods to retailers for the back-to-school season, analysts say. And if the situation persists, it could end up hitting the holidays, when many retailers make the bulk of their profits. cnbc.com

Employers Advised to Ponder Worst-Case Scenarios
With the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, employers are strategizing on what to do when employees have stopped coming to work and customers are staying away from their businesses. Their options include shift reductions, furloughs, reductions in force (RIFs) or even permanent office or plant closures, all of which raise compliance issues under federal, state and local laws.

For industries that can't tell employees to work from home, such as manufacturing, retail, and hospitality, employers may take steps to have fewer workers in a building at any one time to reduce contagion in the workplace. For employees who can't work remotely, there are scheduling options "that could allow you to keep employee density down or that would allow you to accommodate the same output with a smaller workforce at any one time."

Staggered shifts, for instance, could limit the number of employees interacting and reduce the likelihood of transmission.

Mass layoffs and business closings might not happen, but if they do? shrm.org

White House Seeks $850 Billion Stimulus and Urges Sending Checks to Americans Within 2 Weeks

CDC EPIC Webinar on March 18 at 1 p.m. ET: Answering 20 Questions about COVID-19

AMC, Regal closing all movie theaters amid coronavirus

Adidas not yet closing U.S. stores amid coronavirus: 'Closing is easy, staying open requires courage'

Dollar General cuts store hours, dedicates hour to senior shoppers during coronavirus pandemic

Trump spoke with restaurant company CEOs about keeping drive-thru options open

McDonald's says it can't estimate coronavirus impact to its business, it will consider rent deferrals for franchisees

Subway franchisees seek relief from corporate fees as pandemic dries up business

Coronavirus brings no-contact food delivery to United States

Starbucks to Offer Free Therapy to All Workers

4 Ways to Support Employees During a Crisis

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FaceFirst Continues Work in D.C. Influencing Future Facial Recognition Legislation
FaceFirst, the leading U.S. computer vision company, continues its work with D.C. lawmakers to influence future facial recognition regulations. FaceFirst President and CEO Peter Trepp, traveled to Capitol Hill again earlier this month to meet with top lawmakers to continue discussions to help get legislation passed. FaceFirst has been leading the discussions with congressional lawmakers to assure regulations are passed with very clear language specifically carved out for retail loss prevention use while protecting honest consumers' privacy in an opt-in-only scenario for personalization. Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight column below.

Checkpoint Partners with JCPenney to Provide Enhanced Shopping Experience
Checkpoint Systems, a global leader in retail technology solutions recently partnered with JCPenney on its reimagined Brand-Defining Store in Hurst, Texas, that delivers an improved customer experience to shoppers. The new Styling Rooms at the Hurst store are equipped with Checkpoint's InterACT Fitting Room solution and JCPenney Style @ Your Service technology. prnewswire.com

Introducing OWS 24/7, a New Subscription Option for OpenEye Web Services
OpenEye, a leading provider of cloud-managed video surveillance solutions, announces the introduction of OWS 24/7, the new monthly software subscription option for OpenEye Web Services users. The subscription model offers users an all in one solution that streamlines software license management and reduces upfront deployment costs. openeye.net

First private prosecution for shoplifting brought by a corporate 'victim'

UK: Walgreens-owner Boots launches landmark legal battle with shoplifter after police let him off with a slap on the wrist

Boots has made legal history by launching a private prosecution against a career criminal who police released despite him being caught shoplifting red-handed.

Nicholas Richards was on a suspended sentence for theft when he was seen taking 170 Pounds worth of Gucci perfume from the chemist's flagship Piccadilly branch in the West End of London.

Yet when police officers arrived they told astonished staff it was a 'civil matter' and let Richards go.

The company, which loses up to 12,000 Pounds a week to shoplifting, refused to let the matter go, however. Instead, it became involved in what is believed to be the first private prosecution for shoplifting brought by a corporate 'victim'. dailymail.co.uk

Smart Safes: Cash Security is Store Security
Store security generally focuses on avoiding theft, robbery and shrinkage. One potentially overlooked but important way to keep your store, customers and employees safe is to keep your cash safe. One way to do that is to secure the cash with a smart safe that keeps you connected to your money, while keeping employees safe.

"Smart safes have the capability to maintain an accurate account of the cash on hand, complete the end-of-day accounting process, initiate an armored truck pick-up and provide added security around overall cash handling for employees," said Sean Sportun, manager of security and loss prevention for Circle K Central Canada. "The entire process has made it easier for operations to control cash losses, but most importantly, it is making the overall store environment safer for employees and customers." cstoredecisions.com

Commerce Dept: Retail sales fall 0.5% in February, biggest drop since 2018
Retail sales fell 0.5% in February, the largest drop in more than a year, indicating that the consumer sector was slowing even before the coronavirus struck with force in the United States. Economists said they were looking for even weaker numbers in coming months.
The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the February drop in sales was the biggest since a 2% decline in December 2018. Sales had been up 0.6% in January. Excluding motor vehicles and parts, retail sales were still down a sizable 0.4%.

In a likely sign of things to come, online sales showed a solid gain of 0.7% in February. Economists are forecasting even bigger demand in this area as Americans heed warnings to limit activities outside the home to try to halt the spread of the virus. apnews.com

Experts Say Nike Could Lose $3.5 Billion USD in Q4 2020 Revenue Due to COVID-19

L Brands, American Eagle, other retailers withdraw earnings outlooks as coronavirus shuts stores, some are tapping credit lines

Rite Aid plans to spend $700M over 2 years to change how its stores operate

Ascena gives its balance sheet some relief, but analysts still expect a restructuring

No luck for the Irish as closed U.S. pubs face coronavirus losses on St. Patrick's Day

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FaceFirst Continues Work in D.C. Influencing
Future Facial Recognition Privacy Legislation

Pres. & CEO Peter Trepp continues discussions with congressional lawmakers

FaceFirst's D.C. trip from last fall picture above:
Peter Trepp, CEO & President (red tie)
Dara Riordan, EVP of Sales & Chief Revenue Officer
Roger Angarita, VP of Product Management (striped tie)

FaceFirst, the leading U.S. computer vision company, continues its work with D.C. lawmakers to influence future facial recognition regulations.

FaceFirst President and CEO Peter Trepp, traveled to Capitol Hill again earlier this month to meet with top lawmakers to continue discussions to help get legislation passed.

FaceFirst has been leading the discussions with congressional lawmakers to assure regulations are passed with very clear language specifically carved out for retail loss prevention use while protecting honest consumers' privacy in an opt-in-only scenario for personalization.

"While we're seeing rapid market adoption of facial recognition technology, there remain valid concerns that this technology needs to be regulated and used responsibly," stated Trepp. "Regulations are necessary guardrails for protecting privacy, but it's essential that they don't unduly compromise public safety or stifle innovation."

Due to high levels of recidivism, ORC costs the U.S. retail industry $53 billion every year according to the National Retail Federation.

Trepp, the author of "The New Rules of Consumer Privacy: Building Loyalty with Connected Consumers in the Age of Face Recognition and AI", continues to be responsive to lawmaker's requests for his insight regarding technology and privacy in the modern marketplace.

His recent meetings included:

Congressman John Katko sits on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Homeland Security Committee
Congressman Will Hurd Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness, and Appropriations Committee.
Congressman John Ratcliffe Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Judiciary Committee, Homeland Security Committee, and Ethics Committee.
Congressman Devin Nunes sits on the Intelligence Committee
Congressman Steve Cote Staff Director of House Financial Services Committee
Congressman John Joyce House Committee on Homeland Security subcommittee on Cyber Security, Infrastructure Protection Innovation, House Small Business Committee






Threat Awareness: A Critical First Step in Detecting Adversaries

One thing seems certain: Attackers are only getting more devious and lethal. Expect to see more advanced attacks.

As security practitioners, it's our mission not only to build the new tools needed to arrest and detect threats effectively, but to help make sense of the wide-ranging nature of what constitutes security. That starts with threat awareness. After all, you can't defend against what you don't understand.

Here are some of the major threat landscape changes we've seen in the last year and will continue to see this year and beyond.

Evading Security Controls with Automated, Active Attacks
Automated, active attacks are on the rise. These types of attacks involve a mix of automation and human-directed hacking to evade security controls.

Attackers in the recent Snatch ransomware attacks, for example, gained access by abusing remote access services, like RDP, and then used hand-to-keyboard hacking to complete the attack. Recently, attackers have upped the ante by exfiltrating data before beginning encryption and rebooting machines into Safe Mode during the attack in order to circumvent endpoint protection. These changing attack methods are part of the growing trend of defense evasion and highlight the need for protection at every layer of the environment.

AdvertisementRaising the Stakes with Ransomware
Ransomware creators know that if they can't get past detection systems, their operation has little chance of success. Therefore, they're putting a lot of effort into figuring out ways to evade detection systems altogether. One of the most effective methods is changing their appearance - often by obfuscating their code - to disguise their true intent.

Scamming Through Stealthy, Malicious Apps
Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are rich environments for attacks. Not only can attackers steal user information and cash or cryptocurrency, but they can also use mobile devices to gain access to corporate resources.

Exploiting Misconfiguration in the Cloud - Abusing Machine Learning - The Road Ahead darkreading.com

How CSOs Can Strategically Keep Security on the Map, Part 1

The high stakes and visibility have forced CISOs to become more calculated, led to massive increases in funding, and given the CISO a prominent position in the organization for mitigating risk. In my experience, the CSO can also become increasingly strategic about physical security and risk mitigation by following key steps. In essence it requires the CSO to adopt a mindset of businessperson first, security professional second.

Understand the Key Drivers of Profitability

The drivers of profitability (and market capitalization) might not be obvious to you, but they are salient to the key business leaders. As a CSO (or ranking security officer), you need to be a business leader who can connect safety and security to the organization's bottom line.

If you haven't already, you should conduct a detailed assessment of your organization's business model, assets and structure - and know how they relate to physical risk mitigation. There are several places you can gather this information. Industry/trade publications can be a fantastic source. If your organization is publicly traded, its 10-K will be instructive - as will the 10-K of any competitors. You can search for them, along with other public filings, using the US SEC EDGAR database.

Your colleagues can also provide invaluable guidance. Make sure to speak with key stakeholders and business leaders at different levels of the organization and look for any available data to inform your analysis.

Here are some key aspects to examine as part of your analysis.

At a high level, what are the strategic assets driving revenue or profitability for your organization?

The answer to this question relies on many factors, including the applicable industry, organizational structure, primary product(s) and market(s) and others.

What are the unique risks faced by your organization?

Understanding the biggest risk factors to your organization's bottom line - both real and perceived - are critical to building a strategic and successful physical risk mitigation program. A given organization's risk profile is determined by the nature, location and categories of its assets: people, places, products and partners. You should seek to understand the sources of recurring or acute risk, based on your organization's characteristics. securitymagazine.com

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Two Tips for Quicker Google Search

Site-specific search is one of my favorites. To find information on a specific site, simply add "site:url" after your search term. For example, by looking up "active shooter site:d-ddaily.net" Google would only return results for active shooter on d-ddaily.net.

My next favorite search shortcut is to search for a file. Let's say you wanted to find PDF files about shoplifting. Typing in "shoplifter filetype:pdf" will return PDFs (not regular web pages) with "shoplifting" in the title. You can also try "shoplifting filetype:docx" to do the same for Word documents.

This works for publicly available documents only and can be very useful in doing research.




Amazon is suspending all shipments other than medical supplies and household staples to its warehouses amid coronavirus crisis
Amazon is now blocking sellers from shipping non-essential products to its warehouses in response to the significant increase in orders it's seeing as the novel coronarvirus spreads across the country.

On Tuesday, Amazon told sellers in an email that it will only accept shipments of "household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products" to its warehouse until April 5 to deal with the high demand of those products amid the coronavirus crisis.

That means sellers who use Amazon's storage and delivery network for a fixed fee, through a program called Fulfillment by Amazon, will no longer be able to ship non-essential products to Amazon. It doesn't affect last-mile shipments of those products to consumers.

Amazon said in the email that it's now prioritizing shipment in the following six categories: baby product; health & household (including personal care appliances); beauty & personal care; grocery; industrial & scientific; pet supplies. businessinsider.com

The Man With 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Just Donated Them After Tennessee AG Launched Online Price Gouging Investigation

A Tennessee man had planned to sell his stockpile at marked-up prices online. Now he is under investigation for price gouging.

A Tennessee man who became a subject of national scorn after stockpiling 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer donated all of the supplies on Sunday just as the Tennessee attorney general's office began investigating him for price gouging.

On Sunday morning, Matt Colvin, an Amazon seller outside Chattanooga, Tenn., helped volunteers from a local church load two-thirds of his stockpile of hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes into a box truck for the church to distribute to people in need across Tennessee.

Officials from the Tennessee attorney general's office on Sunday took the other third, which they plan to give to their counterparts in Kentucky for distribution. (Mr. Colvin and his brother Noah bought some of the supplies in Kentucky this month.)

The donations capped a tumultuous 24 hours for Mr. Colvin. On Saturday morning, The New York Times published an article about how he and his brother cleaned out stores of sanitizer and wipes in an attempt to profit off the public's panic over the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Colvin sold 300 bottles of hand sanitizer at a markup on Amazon before the company removed his listings and warned sellers they would be suspended for price gouging.

As a result, Mr. Colvin was sitting on an enormous cache of sanitizer and wipes while much of the country searched in vain for them. The article immediately sparked widespread outrage, with thousands of people posting angry comments across the internet about his actions.

Now Mr. Colvin is facing consequences. On Sunday, Amazon and eBay suspended him as a seller, which is how he has made his living for years. The company where he rented a storage unit kicked him out. And the Tennessee attorney general's office sent him a cease-and-desist letter and opened an investigation.

Tennessee's price-gouging law prohibits charging "grossly excessive" prices for a variety of items, including food, gas and medical supplies, after the governor declares a state of emergency. The state can fine people up to $1,000 a violation. nytimes.com

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Paso Robles, CA: Man starts fire inside Lowe's to distract from theft
Paso Robles police reported a man who started a fire inside the Lowe's Home Improvement Center on Golden Hill Road, used the alarms as a distraction for the theft of a pipe threader. The incident occurred around 8:15 p.m. on Sunday. Paso Robles firefighters responded to the Lowe's for a commercial structure fire. When they arrived, firefighters said they found a light amount of smoke coming from the entrance of the building. The fire was fully contained within 5 minutes of them arriving. Firefighters reported that the building's sprinkler system really helped in minimizing the growth of the fire which protected the building and merchandise from damage.

City Fire reported that all of the customers were safely evacuated from the Lowe's. No one was injured. Firefighters remained on the scene for about 3 hours to remove smoke and water from the business and Lowe's was able to open for business the very next morning. During an investigation of the fire, however, detectives learned that the suspect had entered Lowe's shortly after 8 p.m. and staged a rolling pipe threader nearby before covering it with a canvas drop cloth. Once he set the fire and alarms and sprinklers activated, the suspect pushed the pipe threader out of the store. Police said the suspect was working with at least three other men in order to complete this theft. keyt.com

Knox County, TN: Two arrested after deputies find stolen items, and drugs during search
Two people were arrested Monday after Officers with the Knox County Sheriff's Office Organized Retail Crime Unit, Narcotics Unit, and S.W.A.T. executed search warrants at 2520 Boyd's Bridge Avenue and 919 Beaumont Avenue. Deputies found $25,000 dollars in new and like new items, and seized numerous drugs including oxycodone, opana, marijuana, and cash. Demauria Hackler and Kristy Bowling were both arrested and charged with Theft over $2,500, Violating the Organized Retail Crime Prevention Act, Schedule II drug violation, Schedule VI drug violation, and maintaining a dwelling for drug use. wvlt.tv

Troy, MI: Man charged in theft from Saks Fifth Ave; $51,000 of Louis Vuitton merchandise
An Illinois man has been arrested in the theft of $51,000 in Louis Vuitton merchandise from a store last week, police said. Troy police continue to seek two others in the theft. Rollen Kenneth Ligon, 32, of Wheeling, Illinois, was charged Friday with first-degree retail fraud. Three males entered the Louis Vuitton boutique inside the Saks Fifth Avenue store at about 10 a.m. Thursday. The men grabbed merchandise and fled. The store's loss prevention officers detained one of the men, police said. The two other men drove off. Several stolen handbags were found inside the recovered car. detroitnews.com

Placer County, CA: 3 Modesto men arrested after theft of $5k worth of Home Depot faucets
Three Modesto men were arrested March 7 on suspicion of burglary, grand theft, possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen property and conspiracy. An Auburn Home Depot employee notified Placer County Sheriff's deputies after he noticed a van parked near an emergency exit, according to the Sheriff's Office. Zennon Chase Souza, 24, of Modesto and Margarito Rojo, 37, of Modesto walked out, causing the emergency exit alarm to sound, with a cart full of merchandise and loaded the items into the van. The driver, Matthew Detherage, 31, waited in the vehicle, which he had rented from a rental car company, the Sheriff's Office reported.

While searching the vehicle, faucets worth nearly $5,000 stolen from Home Depot and $1,000 worth of faucets stolen from an unknown store were located, according to the Sheriff's Office. Burglary tools, including demagnetizers, bolt and wire cutters, a saw, a pry bar and a drill were also found. goldcountrymedia.com

Oswego, IL: Merchandise valued at $2,222 was reported stolen from a store

Easton, PA: Robber grabs more than $2,800 in drugs from CVS pharmacy

Valencia, CA: Three men arrested for $1,500 theft of clothing at Macy's

Butler, PA: Woman Facing Charges After Stealing Nearly $1,300 In Merchandise from Boscov's

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Shootings & Death

Apopka, FL: One dead after shooting at Circle K store parking lot
Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in the parking lot of a gas station early Sunday morning. Apopka police were called to the Circle K at 277 E. Main St. for a shooting. Investigators said one person was killed. wesh.com

Brooklyn Park, MN: One suspect hit in officer-involved shooting outside Walmart
One man is hospitalized following a shoot-out with Brooklyn Park Police in the parking lot of Walmart at approximately noon March 16. According to Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen, who spoke with reporters near the Walmart March 16, officers were dispatched to the store after someone called police to report suspicious activity. Two arriving officers, who had descriptions of the suspect, confronted a man outside his car while two other individuals sat inside the car. There was a brief struggle between the officer and suspect, when the suspect fled to the car, retrieved a handgun, and began to fire at the officers that perused him. "He was running away from officers, shooting at them. Officers returned fire," Enevoldsen said.

The suspect was struck, and laid down. "He was handcuffed and taken to the hospital, with, reported at this point, non life-threatening injuries," Enevoldsen said. Eneveoldsen said he did not know how many times the suspect may have been shot. Both the individuals in the vehicle at the time of the incident are in police custody. Two officers discharged their weapons. No one else was shot in the incident, and no police officers were injured. kstp.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Hackensack, NJ: Man threatened to shoot 7-Eleven clerk over request for ID
A man was arrested shortly after threatening to shoot a 7-Eleven employee for not selling him tobacco products without proper identification, according to police. Tyreek Davis, an 18-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, who was visiting his mother in Hackensack, entered the convenience store on Essex Street on Friday and asked for "a tobacco product," said Capt. Darrin DeWitt, which led to an argument between Davis and the clerk when he was asked for identification. Davis allegedly left the store to retrieve a handgun from his car, then banged it on the store's window, cocked it and urged the employee to "come outside," according to a statement from the clerk, who added that Davis said he would kill him. northjersey.com

AdvertisementBuena Park, CA: Two Men Plead Guilty to Defrauding Furniture Company of $800,000
Randhwan Lal Naidu and Felipe Alcazar were accused in an alleged scheme to rip off Abad Foam Inc. Naidu was charged with five felony counts of grand theft with sentencing enhancement allegations for aggravated white collar crime between $100,000 to $500,000 and aggravated white collar crime exceeding $500,000. From May 2012 through April 14, 2016, Naidu, who was the plant manager, was accused of counterfeiting 141 invoices for $835,151.35 in value taken from the company. Naidu then allegedly sold excess foam to Alcazar and "admitted to keeping at least $200,000 of the cash paid by Alcazar for himself," according to court papers. mynewsla.com

Update: Enumclaw, WA: Two arrested, considered persons of interest in 7-Eleven clerk's murder last month

Rhinelander, WI: BP Gas Station Manager charged with theft of $80,000

Wilkes-Barre Township, PA: Police investigating Pet Store Robbery, theft of $4,000 puppy

Meriden, CT: Target employee charged with theft of $3,000 in cash





C-Store - San Antonio, TX - Robbery
CVS - Easton, PA - Robbery
CVS - Auburn, CA - Robbery
Family Dollar - Macon, GA - Robbery
Gas Station - Bass County, NC - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Carroll County, MD - Robbery/ Assault
Guns - Birmingham, AL - Robbery
Jewelry - Pooler, GA - Robbery
Jewelry - Danbury, CT - Robbery
Jewelry - Hanover, MD - Robbery
Pet Store - Wilkes-Barre Township, PA - Robbery
Restaurant - Nassau County, NY- Armed Robbery (Burger King)
Restaurant - New York, NY - Burglary
Restaurant - Norristown, PA - Burglary
Restaurant - Queens, NY - Burglary


Daily Totals:
• 12 robberies
• 3 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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Amye (Segura) Goady, LPC promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Amazon

Julian Moreno promoted to Regional Asset Protection Leader
for Rite Aid

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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...

Profit Protection Leader
Corte Madera, CA
Responsible for leading and execution of the Protection and Prevention tiers of the Profit Protection strategy for all RH locations including our Corporate Campus in Corte Madera, CA - PROTECTION - Access Control | Alarms | CCTV | Guards - PREVENTION - Awareness | Audits | P&P | Training...

Loss Prevention Manager
Las Vegas, NV
Demonstrate management leadership skill to achieve the goals of the Company. Experienced with and has knowledge of regulatory agencies to include: TSA, DOT and OSHA. Establishes and communicates a risk business plan consistent with the objectives of the Company that pro-actively identifies and corrects poor behaviors...

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