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Marty Andrews, CFI promoted to Vice President Loss Prevention
for VF Corporation

Marty has been with VF Corporation for eight years. Prior to his promotion to Vice President Loss Prevention, he served as Senior Director Loss Prevention for nearly three years. Before that, he held the positions of Director of Loss Prevention & Risk Management for four years and Loss Prevention Manager for over a year for the VF Corporation. Marty has also served in various LP positions with other retailers, including Vans, Nordstrom, Macy's and Lamonts. He will be supporting Vans, The North Face, Timberland, Kipling, Work Authority, icebreaker, Dickies and Altra in his new role across North America, which is about 860 doors. Congratulations, Marty!

Efran Ali promoted to Associate Loss Prevention Director - Northern California for Ross Stores
Efran has been with Ross Stores for more than seven years. Prior to his promotion to Associate Loss Prevention Director, he served as Senior Loss Prevention Manager - Northern California for the company. Before that, Efran spent over four years as Area Loss Prevention Manager - Hawaii & Guam. Prior to his time at Ross Stores, he spent nearly five years with Target as an Executive Team Leader of Assets Protection - North California and over three years with The Home Depot as Area Loss Prevention Manager - Northern California. Ross Stores is the largest off-priced retailer in the U.S. As of 2018, they operate nearly 1,500 stores in 37 states, D.C. and Guam. Congratulations, Efran!

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Protecting America's Shopping Centers

Louisiana State University's Academy of Counter Terrorism Education Recertifies Shopping Center Security Terrorism Awareness Program

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) & LSU Partnership

LSU NCBRT/ACE, in close partnership with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), has offered the Shopping Center Security Terrorism Awareness Training Program for 10 years.

The five-hour course funded through LSU NCBRT/ACE's DHS's Homeland Security National Training Program is designed to provide shopping center security professionals knowledge to help prevent and mitigate potential terrorist attacks at shopping centers.

According to NCBRT Associate Director Jason Krause, shopping center security remains a top concern for many in the emergency response community.

"'We have really enjoyed the partnership with ICSC and I believe together we have increased the robustness of the shopping center security community's capability in regards to terrorism and other active threats," Krause said. "'This year marks the third update and DHS recertification for the course. The Shopping Center Program has had record participation in 2019 with just under 3,000 students this year. We are excited to celebrate our 20,000th completion sometime in the next few months."

Editor's Note: This is a continuation of our series on 'The Current State of Security at America's Malls and Shopping Centers'. Read our coverage from last week on the efforts of ICSC, which includes a list of security training resources for retailers and property owners, an upcoming Oct. 10 webinar on "Consumer Safety in Shopping Centers", and more.

If you would like to get involved and share what your team, company, or organization is doing to help protect or respond to security incidents in malls or shopping centers, especially terrorist incidents, please contact Mike Crissman LPQ, Managing Editor here.


What Consumers Really Want
The advent of e-commerce completely changed how people shop and has led retailers to rethink the role of stores. Axis Communications, Ipsos and GfK surveyed consumers to understand their ideal shopping experience and to help retailers design the stores of the future.

Our report highlights top findings and insights into what consumers really want.

Check out the report here


OpenEye's Ian Siemer Talks About How Cloud-Managed Video Makes Installations More Profitable
Often the profitability of a project isn't determined by the initial installation, but by the number of support calls and truck rolls required after the job is done.
Ian Siemer, OpenEye VP Marketing & Product, talked with Scott Goldfine at Security Sales & Integration Magazine about how cloud-managed video makes installations more profitable.

Watch the interview here

U.S. Attorney Chapa Lopez Announces Progress In Making Communities Safer Through Project Safe Neighborhoods
FBI Uniform Crime Report Shows 3.9% Drop in Violent Crime in 2018

Two years ago, the Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the department's violent crime reduction strategy. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

"'The revitalized Project Safe Neighborhoods program is a major success," said Attorney General William P. Barr. "'It packs a powerful punch by combining advanced data with local leadership, further reducing violence in communities across the country and improving overall public safety. justice.com

Security, NY incident leave some unsettled after 'Joker'
Extra layers of security, intense on-screen action and a frightening incident inside a New York theater combined to create an unsettling experience for some moviegoers who went to see "'Joker" on its opening weekend. A young man who was loudly cheering and applauding on-screen murders sent some people heading toward exits in a crowded theater in Manhattan's Times Square on Friday night. Other patrons yelled at the man, who spit on them as they left early.

Social media users posted photos of police, security sweeps and safety notices at theaters in California and Florida. And in Tennessee, a drive-in theater banned moviegoers from wearing costumes to a screening of the R-rated "'Joker," which set an all-time box-office record for an opening weekend in October with $96 million. apnews.com

Two OSHA Whistleblowers
OSHA: Four Idaho Dollar Tree Stores Fined $898,682
Exposing Workers to Hazards - Blocked Exits & Unsafe Stacking of Boxes

OSHA inspectors initially responded to a complaint alleging that a Dollar Tree store in Boise was exposing employees to unstable stacks and piles of boxes in the store's stockroom. Soon after, OSHA received another complaint alleging similarly unsafe conditions at Dollar Tree locations in Caldwell, Nampa and Meridian.

OSHA cited Dollar Tree for violations related to blocked aisles and exit routes, unsafe storage and stacking of boxes, blocked electrical panels, improper use of a ladder, and exposing workers to falls from heights. The citations can be viewed here.

"Dollar Tree Stores has a history of exposing their employees to safety and health hazards," said Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health. "Improper storage of merchandise creates unnecessary risks for employees, while blocked exits pose serious risks to the safety of employees and customers in an emergency."

The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. osha.gov

TalkLP Podcast:
Detective Joseph Hopkins, LAPD
Steps Into the Hot Seat

Amber and Dave sit down to talk CALORCA and LEAPS with LAPD Detective Joseph Hopkins. You've seen him around the industry, now get to know him!

Listen Here

The History of the Loss Prevention Furniture Alliance
Founded by Patrick Burns, Vice President Loss Prevention at Bob's Discount Furniture, and Mike Case, Senior Director of Loss Prevention at Art Van Furniture, the Loss Prevention Furniture Alliance (LPFA) focuses on protecting company assets, improving profits, driving sales and improving operational efficiencies. According to Case, "'even though we are competitors in the furniture retail vertical, we have the same issues, concerns and challenges when it comes to fighting fraud, internal and external theft, workplace violence, safety and even logistics issues."

After a few months of networking, the LPFA was officially launched in December of 2017 with participation from three furniture retailers and, in just two years, has doubled to six. The group currently represents territories spanning several hundred retail locations and numerous distribution facilities. In addition to Bob's Discount Furniture and Art Van Furniture, other members come from such companies as American Signature and American Freight & Furniture. Additional growth is expected as the group continues to gain traction and trust within the industry. furnituretoday.com

  LPFA Hosting Meeting in Columbus, OH on Oct. 8-9 - Email Pat Burns or Mike Case to learn more.

From the Rooftops, Big Box Stores Are
Embracing Solar
Target and Walmart are trying to out-green each other in proving to customers they are environmentally responsible businesses.

Target is so serious about being viewed as a friend of the planet that by November, the company said, it will have erected rooftop solar panels on 500 of its stores in the United States. That's more than one-quarter of its total 1,855 stores, and Target expects to reach that goal one year earlier than projected. nytimes.com

Fueling New - the Next Gen LP Jobs Coming
Behind the Scenes; The Warehouse/Logistics Industry is Booming
Warehouse Giant Blackstone Group Buys Colony Capital's 465 "Last Mile" Warehouses
They have a total of 60 million square feet and are located in 26 U.S. markets, with particular concentrations in Dallas, Atlanta, Florida, northern New Jersey and California.

Blackstone, one of the world's biggest property investors, became one of the largest owners of U.S. logistics properties in June when it purchased the U.S. warehouses of Singapore-based GLP for $18.7 billion.

As Reuters reports, "'companies are spending billions of dollars to snap up logistics assets as a surge in e-commerce activity spurs demand for delivery and warehouse services."

"'Last-mile logistics real estate continues to become an increasingly critical component of the global supply chain," said Lew Friedland, managing director of Colony Industrial.

Editor's Note: This will be the next big growth opportunity for the LP industry and may exceed the cannabis industry new job growth. Between the two we're looking at two major LP/AP job creators over the five to ten years. As it will take that long for both to reach maturity. With the cannabis industry growth probably out numbering the warehouse/logistics channel initially. This is the #1 example of how new technology is actually creating jobs in retail. If you include logistics in the retail sector.

The logistics channel will also be the fastest and retails biggest adapter of drone technology obviously.

How to make decisions like a U.S. general
Decisiveness is a key quality in a good leader. But effective leadership requires more than that.

One of the most important jobs of a leader is to make decisions. While this sounds straightforward, our brains aren't always willing to cooperate, say Leo Tilman and General Charles Jacoby, authors of Agility: How to Navigate the Unknown and Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption.

"'We know from behavioral science, that human beings are naturally reluctant to make decisions because of the fear that the downside of change is going to outweigh the upside," says Tilman. "'There are deep evolutionary forces in play, and leaders and organizations must devote a concerted effort to overcoming them-and doing so consistently."

Decisiveness is the ability to make timely and gradual decisions when challenges or opportunities arise. It requires taking deliberate action. "'A leader's first responsibility is to make decisions," says Jacoby. "'It's the most important task for a leader. The most difficult series of decisions to make are the ones where there is an opportunity or a threat that's been detected that requires a deliberate action on the part of the leader and the organization." fastcompany.com

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

wework has 21 various security positions posted around the world
From country Security Managers and/or Security Directors in Taiwan, Australia, Shanghai, Mexico, and various other positions. Obviously building a security program since November, 2019

- Director, Security and Health & Safety, Shanghai, China, posted 3/5/2019
- Senior Offensive Security Engineer, NYC/San Fran., 6/19/2019
- Director of Security, Ciudad de Mexico, posted 7/19/2019
- SEA Security Senior Lead, Singapore, posted 7/29/2019
- National Manager, Sydney, Australia, posted 8/11/2019
- Security Manager, Ciudad de Mexico, posted 8/16/2019
- Physical Security Systems and Operations Manager posted for wework in NYC
- Manager, Global Building Openings - Security posted for wework in NYC


SHRM: Holiday Hiring Best Practices

Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, Goes Cashierless Checkout - Zippin app.

Dick's Sporting Goods to Hire 8,000

Bed Bath & Beyond to cut $1B in inventory, hundreds of millions in costs

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ALL-TAG Develops Customizable 31x32 mm SuperLabel Combines Security with Omni-Channel Marketing

- ALL-TAG, an American manufacturer of RF Labels, and a leading supplier of AM Anti-theft Security Tags, Security Labels, and other loss prevention products, announces the development of a customizable 31x32 mm SuperLabel®, a multi-purpose security label that will increase source tagging compliance by allowing Consumer Goods Manufactures (CGM) to promote their brand and enhance merchandising.

ALL-TAG's customizable security label offers many printing options, such as brand logos, slogans, and QR Codes. CGM's and other retail merchandise vendors that are required to source tag their merchandise for various retailers can now use the security label as an additional tool that will keep shoppers informed and ultimately increase sales of their products.

Our 31x32 mm SuperLabel is also equipped with patented technology that boosts the detection performance of the label. Therefore, users of this smaller label will not be sacrificing performance. The smaller footprint allows it to fit on more retail product packaging, does not conceal important printed content on the outside of the packaging.

"We're thrilled to have added new machines in our South Florida factory that enable us to produce this product in the US," commented ALL-TAG's Vice President of Sales, Andy Gilbert.

"Source taggers can now satisfy their source tagging requirements, but also make the security label work for them as well." Gilbert continued, "This is a win for everyone because it will increase source tagging compliance, decrease shrink, and increase sales all at the same time."

To find out more about the product listed in this release, please visit all-tag.com.

ALL-TAG is an American manufacturer of 8.2 MHz Radio-Frequency (RF) Labels, and supplier of Accousto Magnetic (AM) labels that are used to source tag retail merchandise. ALL-TAG also supplies RF and AM Hard Tags, Ink Tags, and other Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) solutions that are fully compatible with Checkpoint® and Sensormatic® brand products. ALL-TAG has been manufacturing its RF Labels for source-taggers and retailers throughout the world since 1992. Our manufacturing facility is located in Boca Raton, Florida. The company also has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Mexico City, and Hong Kong, to service our customers throughout the world.





What the CFO's are reading:
Is Data Security Risk Crowding Out Other Priorities?

Research into finance executives' concerns consistently finds that they're prioritizing the safety of data above all other matters.

It may be difficult to judge whether contemporary CFOs' tight focus on data privacy and security is a value-add or a strictly defensive posture that limits their engagement in value-add activities. Either way, study after study shows that among the multitude of concerns finance chiefs must grapple with today, it's become their chief one.

Most recently, management consulting firm Protiviti surveyed 817 CFOs and other finance leaders worldwide, asking them to prioritize 40 different aspects of finance. Participants rated each aspect on a 10-point scale. More than 8 in 10 (84%) of them rated data privacy/security an 8, 9, or 10. Next on the list was enhanced data analytics (79%).

CFOs' strong attention to this risk takes into account their awareness that data breaches are commonplace today as well as a lack of confidence in their ability to drive adequate defenses, according to Protiviti.

Unlike their handling of other financial-related risks and controls, Protiviti noted, finance leaders typically rely on others - i.e., IT and security teams - to articulate and implement specific controls for and protections against cyber-risk.

That dynamic drives many CFOs to be involved in the process of procuring cyber insurance to help mitigate this risk.

62% of CFOs and finance vice presidents said their budget for data privacy and security increased for 2019, compared with 16% who said it decreased. cfo.com

U.S. Department of Justice Asks Facebook Not to Implement End-to-End Encryption
The Department of Justice published an open letter to Facebook from international law enforcement partners from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia in response to the company's publicly announced plans to implement end-to-end-encryption across its messaging services.

Addressed to Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, the letter requests that Facebook not proceed with its end-to-end encryption plan without ensuring there will be no reduction in the safety of Facebook users and others, and without providing law enforcement court-authorized access to the content of communications to protect the public, particularly child users. securitymagazine.com

Acting Secretary McAleenan and Attorney General Barr Sign Letter to Facebook from US, UK, and Australian Leaders Regarding Use of End-to-End Encryption
Use of end-to-end encryption, which allows messages to be decrypted only by end users, leaves service providers unable to produce readable content in response to wiretap orders and search warrants. This barrier allows criminals to avoid apprehension by law enforcement by limiting access to crucial evidence in the form of encrypted digital communications. The use of end-to-end encryption and other highly sophisticated encryption technologies significantly hinders, or entirely prevents serious criminal and national security investigations. dhs.gov

More than 60% of spam activities originate from US, Russia, Ukraine
First & largest publicly available 10 year dataset of its kind

Spamming activities that originated from the United States, Russia, and Ukraine collectively contributed to more than 60% of all spam activities between 2007 to 2017, according to new cybersecurity insight developed by researchers from CSIRO's Data61.

The FinalBlacklist [PDF], announced at Data61+ Live on Wednesday, has been created using a total of 51.6 million malicious online activity reports and 662,000 unique IP addresses worldwide.

Researchers at Data61 used machine learning techniques to categorise the malicious activities examined as part of the report into six classes: malware, phishing, fraudulent services, potentially unwanted programs, exploits, and spamming.

The research also identified that the top three networks associated with what was dubbed as the "highest lifestyle" - or as Kaafar explained the most difficult threat to remove - had originated from China.

At the same time, Kaafar said the research observed how malware activities were distributed across IP addresses, and pinpointed that one cloud server hosted in Amazon was the "most repeated offender with high volumes of exploits".

Other trends that the research uncovered included how malicious activities have consistently been the dominant class of cyberattacks over the decade that was examined. It started with a couple of hundred reports a day, to around a million activities a day," he said.

On phishing, the report showed how it started to emerge in 2009, which coincided with the increased adoption of smartphones, and according to Kaafar, phishing grew to a volume that represented almost 30% of all malicious activity in 2017.

According to Kaafar, the analysis of the retrospective dataset will be made publicly available to drive not only further research, but be used to predict future cyberthreats. zdnet.com

8 Ways Businesses Unknowingly Help Hackers
From lengthy email signatures to employees' social media posts, security experts share the most common and consequential ways organizations unknowingly leave themselves vulnerable to cybercrime:

1. A Picture Says 1,000 Words
2. Out of Office: Watch What You Say
3. Overly Detailed Job Postings
4. What's in an Email Signature?
5. Failing to Verify Callers
6. A New Kind of Credential Theft
7. Watch Out for Gen Z
8. Poor Application Security

   Read more about these topics, and what you can do about them here: darkreading.com

Just How Widespread Is Ransomware Epidemic?

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyber Security Conference
Oct. 21-24 in Atlanta, GA

Protecting What Matters Most: 4 days for Operations, Control Systems and IT Security professionals to connect on SCADA, DCS PLC and field controller cyber security.

SecurityWeek's ICS Cyber Security Conference is the conference where ICS users, ICS vendors, system security providers and government representatives meet to discuss the latest cyber-incidents, analyze their causes and cooperate on solutions. Since its first edition in 2002, the conference has attracted a continually rising interest as both the stakes of critical infrastructure protection and the distinctiveness of securing ICSs become increasingly apparent.

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'Inside the LPRC IMPACT Conference' 2018
An Eight-Episode Series Presented by Sensormatic

Assessing The Real-World Impact of LP Efforts
The LPRC Delivers Evidence-Based Solutions and Actionable Results

New Retail Members

The Value - Expectations - Benefit - Why They Joined

Perry Resnick, Former Director, Loss Prevention, Boot Barn
Lincoln LeFebvre, Senior Manager - Field Asset Protection, The Home Depot
Aaron Hancart, Director of Operations - Inventory Management, Lenscrafters

In our 7th episode, hear from one LP executive who's been involved in the Loss Prevention Research Council for quite some time but with a recent move is getting his new company and team involved in the LPRC; and two AP executives who have been involved for a relatively short time but are engaged and adding value.

Long-term LPRC member Perry Resnick shares what factors went into his decision to invest part of his operating budget in the LPRC, and how the group's evidence-based research helps him in selling programs and obtaining capital from his senior leadership.

Lincoln LeFebvre explains how LPRC's scientific approach takes emotion out of the equation and gives you plausible solutions you can measure immediately.

And Aaron Hancart talks about the importance of staying at the forefront of industry research and results, and how LPRC's violent crime working groups have been especially useful in his retail environment.

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See more of our 2nd LPRC series here. Watch our 1st series here.
Take the time to learn. As this is the LP/AP academic "Think Tank".




Online shopping: 'Easiest way' fraudsters can lure you into costly scams online
According to research by McAfee, 45 per cent of people have either fallen victim or know someone who has fallen victim to online fraud or hacking, resulting in money being stolen from their account. Last year, an average of $893 per person was lost to these criminals in the UK, the findings show. McAfee said that one respondent reported that over $59,000 was stolen from their bank account.

Avoid "'too good to be true" deals
Here's the reality: if a deal seems too good to be true, it often is.

Always connect with caution
Public Wi-Fi might seem like a good idea, but if consumers are not careful, they could be unknowingly exposing personal information or credit card details to cybercriminals who are snooping on the network.

Think before you click
One of the easiest ways for a cybercriminal to compromise their victim is by using phishing emails to lure consumers into clicking links for products or services that could lead to malware, or a phony website designed to steal personal information.

Browse with security protection
As our daily activities become more ingrained in our digital lives, it is important to keep everything protected. A comprehensive security solution can help ensure that your devices are protected against malware, phishing attacks and device-specific protection in the event of loss or theft. express.co.uk

Online holiday shopping to overtake in-store for first time, survey finds
In its annual Holiday Outlook, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP found that 54 percent of respondents will opt for the convenience of their smartphones, laptops and PCs, and even in-home voice assistants, compared with 50 percent last year.

Retailers have been beefing up their online capabilities for years by investing in e-commerce websites, mobile apps and delivery services to boost digital sales. This year, Americans are spending about 6.3 hours a day using digital media, up 7 percent from last year, PwC said in the outlook, citing Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report from June.

As e-commerce takes up more of the market, retailers with a brick-and-mortar focus including Forever 21, Barneys New York and Diesel USA have sought bankruptcy protection. Others, including Payless ShoeSource and Charlotte Russe, have shut down completely. crainsdetroit.com

Ecommerce To Account For A Third Of All Retail Sales In Five Years



Walnut Creek, CA: Five Arrested in Walnut Creek in Connection with Lululemon Store Thefts
Five people were arrested in connection to a Sept. 13 "grab-and-run" theft at the Lululemon store in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, police said Saturday. A vigilant citizen witness, police said, had given police a description of a vehicle that fled the scene after that theft, which police said involved $7,600 in merchandise from the Lululemon store. Police said the same vehicle had been involved in a $4,000 from the same store a week earlier. nbcbayarea.com

Laredo, TX: Man charged with theft of $33,000 worth of Tequila Patron
Manuel Alejandro Martinez, 32, was arrested on Wednesday in the 1000 block of San Rio Boulevard and served with an arrest warrant that charged him with cargo theft. The case unfolded at about 12:17 p.m. Sept. 19, when police officers responded to a theft report. The complainant stated that a pallet of Tequila Patron had been stolen. Authorities said the pallet contained 1,014 bottles valued at about $33,000. An investigation revealed that the pallet was left behind in a trailer that was eventually removed from the yard, according to police. Investigators identified the suspect as Martinez via surveillance footage. lmtonline.com

Albany, GA: Pilot Travel Center manager complains about reoccurring theft; totaling over $5,000
Employees at the Pilot Travel Center on Cordele Road say they're tired of a recurring thief coming in and stealing. Retail manager Sheralyn Davis says they've made numerous reports to the Albany Police for several weeks. Yet he still continues to come back. Employees at the gas station say they've seen this man come in several times and steal, and its been happening randomly for years. "A couple years ago he was stealing the truck oil," Davis shared. "But now its more less he's coming for chargers, power banks just random stuff." Davis says all the stealing has started to add up. "We have did numerous reports on him and it has equaled up I think right at $5000 worth of reports added up all together," Davis said. wfxl.com

Two Rockford Men Sentenced for Stealing 54 Guns in 6 Break-ins of Firearms Dealers Stores
Willis broke into the store of a firearms licensee in Loves Park on Dec. 15, 2017, and stole approximately eleven firearms. On Dec. 27, 2017, Willis and another individual broke into the store of the same firearms licensee again and stole an additional 13 firearms. Willis and the other individual also attempted to break into the store of a second firearms licensee in Loves Park on Dec. 26, 2017.

On Jan. 3, 2018, Willis, co-defendant MARTAEVIEN Q. STEVENSON, 21, also of Rockford, and a third individual broke into the store of a firearms licensee in Belvidere, and stole 30 firearms. Stevenson admitted to attempting to break into the firearms licensee store a second time on Jan. 8, 2019. Willis, Stevenson and other individuals also attempted to break into the firearms licensee's store a third time on Jan. 10, 2018.

Kyland Willis gets 10 years and Martaevien Stevenson gets 4 years 9 months. justice.gov

Boulder, CO: Police seek suspect in $9.5K credit card theft

Meadville, PA: Walmart employee charged with stealing phones worth $6K

Laredo, TX: Family of thieves accused of stealing tools from store

Carlisle, PA: TJ Maxx repeat offender charged with Felony theft


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Shootings & Deaths

Houston, TX: 2 masked gunmen murder Valero store clerk; search underway
Investigators with the Houston Police Department are looking for a pair of killers early Monday. Police responded to the Valero gas station at 2800 Reed near Highway 288 after reports of a robbery and shooting. Officers found the store's clerk dead at the scene. Police said there were witnesses to the shooting, but right now the description of the suspects is vague. khou.com

Jacksonville, FL: Police Officer kills man who sprayed him with 'unknown substance' outside Walmart
A man is dead after he was shot by an officer outside of a Walmart in North Jacksonville late Friday night, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. Police were dispatched to a disturbance call at the Walmart on City Square Drive at the River City Marketplace after 10 p.m. JSO said a man inside the store was making employees feel uncomfortable. The man was asked to leave by employees, but refused. When the man eventually left the building, an officer approached him. When that happened, the man crouched down as if he was hiding something, keeping one hand out of the officer's view, police said. JSO said the man then sprayed the officer in the face with an unknown substance. The officer then fired three shots, killing the man. actionnewsjax.com

Kansas City, KS: Bar shooting that left 4 men dead, 5 wounded
The two men walked into the Tequila KC bar around 1:30 a.m. Sunday with handguns and started shooting, police said. Police haven't named the suspects, but released security camera images of them. Police said witnesses told investigators that the shooting may have stemmed from an argument that occurred inside the bar hours earlier. cnn.com

Federal Way, WA: C-store owner calls for more Police; man was shot and killed outside his store
A 36-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday morning outside a gas station convenience store in Federal Way. It's the third shooting in Federal Way in just a matter of days. The shooting on SW Dash Point Road happened in the parking lot of Sukhjit Singh Minhas' convenience store. He said his employee called him from inside the store just after 2 a.m. king5.com

Santa Maria, CA: Police investigate deadly shooting at taco restaurant
Santa Maria Police is investigating a shooting that left one man dead. It happened Sunday afternoon, crews were dispatched to 805 Tacos. Police said no arrests had been made and the investigation is still on going. keyt.com

Detroit, MI: Grocery store Security Guard involved in double shooting
A security guard at a grocery store was taken into custody Sunday night, accused of shooting two people outside of the store. The incident happened at about 6 p.m. near the intersection of Joy and Greenfield roads on Detroit's west side. An argument started between a woman and the security guard. Witnesses said the woman told the security guard she was going to call her boyfriend. Police said the woman's boyfriend showed up and the three started arguing inside. When the couple left the store, the security guard followed them. According to authorities, the security guard shot the man as he was on a motorcycle. Police said the woman pulled out her own weapon and was shot by the security guard. The man and woman were rushed to a hospital, where they are listed in serious condition. clickondetroit.com

Memphis, TN: Shots were fired Sunday afternoon at the Wolfchase Mall
According to MPD, the shots were fired outside near the Macy's and The Cheesecake Factory around 3:30 p.m. No victims or injuries were reported, police are seeking 2 suspects. fox13memphis.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Decatur, IL: C-store owner hurt in struggle with shoplifter
A Decatur store owner who tackled a shoplifter was left with a large cut to his head after being repeatedly punched in the face Saturday afternoon, according to police reports. herald-review.com

Port Charlotte, FL: Woman hides in store's ceiling to avoid shoplifting arrest
A Florida woman faces multiple charges after authorities say she climbed into the ceiling of a Big Lots store to avoid a shoplifting arrest. A Charlotte County Sheriff's Office news release says 37-year-old Kristina Perkins went into the store's restroom on Friday and removed some tiles so she could climb into the ceiling. Deputies removed tiles from several spots in a five-hour effort to catch Perkins. The news release says she ignored commands to come down and instead moved to other sections of the ceiling. A deputy stayed behind when the search was called off and saw Perkins climbing down from the ceiling. She was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, petit theft and resisting law enforcement. wpta21.com

College Station, TX: Three Academy Sports Shoplifters arrested after pulling gun on Good Samaritan attempting to assist Loss Prevention
Three people have been arrested after being accused of shoplifting and armed robbery at a sporting goods store in College Station. The man said he saw the store employee chasing after two people with store merchandise and tried to block them in with his car. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the man and threatened him. The man backed off and the suspects fled the parking lot. College Station Police and Texas DPS made the traffic stop. Merchandise was recovered from Dillards, Marshalls and Academy Sports. kagstv.com

Gainesville, FL: Walmart employee charged with stealing $25,000 out of cash registers

Lansdowne Borough, PA: 12 busted in $25,000 check-cashing scheme

Janesville, WI: Man attempts to steal a flute by sticking it down his pants



Boutique - Concord, NC - Robbery
C-Store - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery / Clerk killed
C-Store - Decatur, IL - Robbery/ Assault
C-Store - Hilo, HI - Armed Robbery
CVS - Avon, IN - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Ocala, FL - Armed Robbery
Hotel - Royal Oak, MI - Robbery
Jewelry - Aurora, CO - Robbery
Jewelry - Wichita, KS - Robbery
Jewelry - Chandler, AZ - Robbery
Jewelry - Savannah, GA - Robbery
Jewelry - Jackson, MI - Robbery
Jewelry - Lakeland, FL - Robbery
Jewelry - Columbia, MO - Robbery
Macy's - Fort Wayne, IN - Robbery/ Assault
Pawn Shop - Phoenix, AZ - Robbery/ Assault
Restaurant - Bronx, NY - Burglary
Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA - Burglary
Restaurant - Costa Mesa, CA - Robbery
Restaurant - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Florence, SC - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Mt. Angel, OR - Burglary
Sporting Goods - College Station, TX - Armed Robbery
Tobacco - Chicago, IL - Burglary
7-Eleven - Massapequa, NY - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 21 robberies
• 4 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 1 killed


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Bargain Hunt Announces LP Team Promotions

Brandon Lowery has been promoted to the Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Northern Territory
Brandon has been with Bargain Hunt since 2011 and has held positions in store operations as well as the Loss Prevention & Safety Manager for Supply Chain. Congratulations, Brandon.

Debra Smith has been promoted to the Loss Prevention & Safety Manager for Supply Chain
Debra was the Loss Prevention Investigator prior to her promotion and has been with Bargain Hunt since 2017. Congratulations, Debra

Rebeccah Johnston has been promoted to the Loss Prevention Investigator for the company
Rebeccah was the Loss Prevention Supervisor for Supply Chain prior to her promotion and has been with Bargain Hunt since 2018. Congratulation, Rebeccah

Thanks to Jerry Snider, Director of Loss Prevention at Bargain Hunt, for submitting these promotions.

Michelle Hahn-Scipio
named Regional Asset Protection Manager
for Mobilelink

Richard Neri named Loss Prevention Detective for The TJX Companies

Ken Velasquez, CFI named Loss Prevention Investigator (Seasonal)
for Party City

Tim Krause promoted to Store Manager for CVS Health

David Cornell named Asset Protection Agent for Sears

Nigel Ramoutar, CFCI
named Loss Prevention Specialist for Rexall Pharmacy Group

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