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Ryan Merkel named Corporate Asset Protection Coordinator
for Five Below

Prior to being named Corporate Asset Protection Coordinator for Five Below, Ryan served as Loss Prevention Manager for UNIQLO for more than two years. Before that, he spent over two years with Kohl's as a Multi-Unit Loss Prevention Supervisor. Earlier in his career, he served as Sr. Loss Prevention Manager for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company for over a year and Loss Prevention Manager for JCPenney for a year. Congratulations, Ryan!

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'Too Scared to Work in this Industry'
UK Retail Security Staff Threatened by 'Fearless' Thieves
Calls to the Police Sometimes Go Unanswered

A group of Ipswich retail security staff have spoken out about their daily battle with 'fearless' thieves - and the growing threat of being harmed for doing their jobs. One of the four, a store detective at out-of-town retail parks, handed in his notice this month, saying: "I'm not afraid to admit I'm too scared to work in this industry. I've been forced to quit because of personal safety."

With shoplifting up 12% across Suffolk in five years, the guards claim to be filling a public sector vacuum, with one saying: "Everywhere has problems, but from our point of view, Ipswich has never been as bad. I'm always expecting trouble." Another said safety was becoming "more and more a factor", with some offenders equipped with knives and needles.

"If we need help, we can call each other on linked radios, but if we call police, we get no answer. We've even had them turn the call off on us," he added. Another said punishments did little to deter thieves, adding: "Consider someone who commits 20 offences before being caught; presents to court over and over again, gets two weeks in prison, and then goes straight back to it."

"The other problem is organised groups working together to smash the town. They're hitting stores daily. They've intimidated staff and refused to leave stores. "They'll steal anything they can get their hands on. They find a way around anything we do to try to protect our stock." One security worker claimed he was asked by police to do more deterrent work and less reporting, while another said: "Retailers report a reduction in inventory as 'shrinkage'. I'd estimate at least half of it walks out of the door. With Christmas coming, it's going to get twice as bad." ipswichstar.co.uk

Nearly Half of Young Retail Workers Report Being Sexually Harassed, On Average, Seven Times a Year: Australian Human Rights Commission
A survey of more than 3,000 union members by the Australian Human Rights Commission, released today, shows young workers in the retail and fast food industries are more likely to be sexually harassed than those in other sectors. The largest group of harassers was customers, at 36 per cent.

Female retail workers under 30 years old were most likely to be harassed, making up 46 per cent of all victims. Of everyone in that age bracket who reported being sexually harassed, they revealed it happened, on average, seven times in the past year.

The survey found three-quarters of incidents took place at an employee's work station, such as a cash register or food preparation area. abc.net.au

FCC Targets China's Huawei & ZTE, Designating Them 'National Security Threats'
Considering Requiring Companies to Remove Current Huawei & ZTE Equipment

The Federal Communications Commission is moving to place another restraint on the U.S. business of Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. by banning U.S. companies receiving federal subsidies from purchasing the Chinese firms' equipment.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai set the proposal for vote at the agency's meeting on Nov. 19. It would designate Huawei and ZTE as national security threats and tell U.S. firms not to buy their equipment using money from an $8.5 billion federal fund designed to expand telecommunications service in rural areas. That ban could take effect within 30 days, though it could take as long as 120 days if Huawei or ZTE contests it, an FCC official said.

The FCC is also studying whether to mandate that U.S companies replace Huawei and ZTE equipment they have already installed. In a commentary for the Wall Street Journal Monday, Mr. Pai called this existing equipment an "unacceptable risk" and said he was beginning a regulatory process aimed at removing it. wsj.com

Onfido's Global Fraud Index 2019
Criminals Professionalizing, Working Typical Workweeks

Fraud Likely to Get Worse - 18% of Russian Drivers Licenses Fraudulent - #1 Globally

Today Onfido published a report authored by its team of document specialists, outlining insights about fraud gained from the millions of identity documents it analyzes every year, across 4,500 document types and 195 countries. It is estimated that remote online identity fraud costs the economy $5 trillion a year, of which only 1% is recovered by the authorities. The Fraud Index shares insights Onfido has gained on the state of remote identity fraud over the past year.

One of the key findings from the report is that fraudsters carry out the majority of their crimes during the working week, much like a regular 9-5 profession. A dip in activity over the weekend suggests they like to take the weekend off. The implication is that fraudsters are working with a professional approach.

There are many reasons why some ID documents are more frequent targets for fraud. It's partly influenced by the lack of security in older versions of some documents still in circulation. Of the top 20 countries highlighted in Onfido's survey of most fraudulent documents, 18% of all Russian driving licenses analysed were suspected fraudulent. Vietnamese national ID cards came in second (12%) followed by Ukranian driving licenses (7.6%). Russian passports saw the least fraud (4%), while the United States passport came in the middle of the list at (6.1%).

"UK and US passports contain over 30 security features in their physical form, but fall to just 10 when digitized or moved online, making it easier for fraudsters to spoof IDV systems and scale their attacks," said Michael Van Gestel, Head of Global Document Fraud, at Onfido. onfido.com

H&M CEO Sees 'Terrible' Fallout as Consumer Shaming Spreads
Garment Industry Push Towards Climate Positive Impact

The chief executive officer of fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz AB says a growing movement that shames consumers represents a very real social threat.

Karl-Johan Persson, the 44-year-old H&M CEO and son of its billionaire chairman, is speaking out as a pattern of shaming that initially targeted air travelers spreads into more industries, including his. The movement has gained traction as Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teen activist, inspires millions of people across the globe to take to the streets and voice their anger over what she says is a climate crisis.

Persson, who has been running H&M for a decade, says his concern is that the movement seeks to prohibit behaviors. Many of the protests are "about 'stop doing things, stop consuming, stop flying'," Persson said in an interview in Stockholm. "Yes, that may lead to a small environmental impact, but it will have terrible social consequences."

The H&M CEO is a key figure in the $2.5 trillion fashion industry that has come under increasing scrutiny amid concerns about pollution and workers' rights in the developing economies that have tended to do the bulk of the manufacturing.

H&M estimates that about 70% of a garment's impact on the climate happens during the manufacturing process. By 2040, H&M intends to be climate positive, which it says means reducing more greenhouse gas emissions than its value chain emits. bloomberg.com

Hong Kong to enter recession after protests destroyed retailers and brought the city's tourist industry to its knees
Hong Kong is set to enter a recession this week after protests destroyed retailers and brought the city's booming tourist industry to its knees. Demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese city erupted in June over a proposed extradition bill, but have since evolved to include demands for greater democratic freedoms.

Retailers and local businesses have taken a huge hit as a result of the increasingly violent protests, and the number of tourists into the city has fallen dramatically. Third-quarter growth numbers, due to be released on Thursday, are expected to show a second consecutive quarter of negative growth for the city's economy.

The city's tourism and retail industries have taken a particularly bad hit, he added in a Sunday blog post, noting that the number of visitors into Hong Kong plunged in the first half of October 2019, average hotel occupancy rates have also fallen in the same period and the total sales volume among retailers decreased by 25.3% in August, compared to last year, becoming the steepest year-on-year decline for a single month on record. businessinsider.com

Trump ordered Defense chief to 'screw Amazon' out of $10B contract, book reportedly says
President Donald Trump ordered former Defense Secretary James Mattis to "screw Amazon" out of the chance to bid on a $10 billion Pentagon contract, a new biography of Mattis says, according to a report this week by military-focused website Task & Purpose.

The cloud computing services contract, for the Defense Department's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), was awarded to Microsoft on Friday. Trump issued his directive to Mattis during a phone call last year, the biography said, according to Task & Purpose, which received an advance copy. CNET hasn't reviewed the biography, Holding the Line: Inside Trump's Pentagon With Secretary Mattis, by Guy Snodgrass, a former speechwriter for Mattis. cnet.com

NRF Podcast: How tariffs are impacting retailers
As the trade war continues, U.S. businesses and consumers are paying the price, but how did we get here and what is the end game? Scott McCandless, Trade Policy Leader for PwC US, joins the Retail Gets Real podcast along with NRF Chief Lobbyist David French to shed light on how tariffs are impacting the industry.

While trade policy may change overnight, the complex global supply chains that transport the goods U.S. retailers rely on take longer to adjust. Tariffs are paid by the American businesses that receive the goods as they are imported, and the cost is often passed down the supply chain. As the price of tariffs continue to rise, some retailers are unable to absorb the costs and must pass them on to the consumer by way of raising prices. nrf.com

Retail Warehouses Renting 'Cobots' to Help During Holiday Push
By 2025 27.6% of warehouses globally will deploy commercial robots

Some businesses are ordering up extra fleets of collaborative robots, or "cobots," that use cameras, lasers and sensors to navigate warehouse aisles and lead workers to the right shelves or to shuttle bins full of products between workstations. Many are available for lease.

Scarcity of labor, the push for faster delivery and the aging workforce are accelerating automation at warehouses. wsj.com

CEO defends Beyond Meat as shares tank:
'My focus is entirely on growing this business'
Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown says the alternative meat producer is concentrating on disrupting the food industry rather than partnering with industry giants. "People have asked me, 'Do you want to do a partnership with a larger company?' I have no interest in that. I want to be that larger company," he says. Shares of Beyond Meat were plunging, with insiders free for the first time Tuesday to sell stock after the May initial public offering. Despite Tuesday's weakness and other bouts of recent selling, the stock was still up more than 230% since its IPO was priced at $25 per share. cnbc.com

Nordstrom family ends latest effort to take control
Nordstrom on Monday stated that its board of directors and co-Presidents Pete and Erik Nordstrom said that they had "terminated by ... mutual agreement" a proposal that "certain members of the Nordstrom family" would boost their share of common stock from about 31% to slightly more than 50%, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The notice puts to rest any notion that the family would retake firm control of the business. retaildive.com

Newly-opened American Dream mall appears to have everything but customers
I took the New Jersey express bus line to American Dream on opening day and found it almost entirely empty. When I got to the mall, it was devoid of the large crowds that characterized Mall of America when it first opened in 1992. businessinsider.com

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Senior Loss Prevention Manager job posted for for Gap Inc. in San Francisco, Calif.
Responsible for applying his/her Loss Prevention expertise and devise a Loss Prevention strategy and hold accountability within assigned stores (20 + stores). Takes a proactive approach to resolving losses within assigned stores through training and awareness. Responsible for all investigations, operations, training, and LP budget in assigned stores. Create and deliver Loss Prevention training to head of stores, merchandise managers and district management. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, developing and supervising of 10+ members of Loss Prevention personnel which includes LPM's, ALPM's, LPS's, LPA's and LPSR's. corporate.gapinc.com

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Walgreens lays off HQ employees, scraps bonuses and boosts cost-cutting goal to $1.8 billion

Juul to cut 500 jobs in coming months

Alliance Retail Group Tops 1,000 Partner Stores In 30 States


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Ransomware Incidents Jump 37% in Q3 2019
Ransoms Over $1 Million Are Now Commonplace, Insurers Say
Claims managers are now regularly dealing with ransoms that are over $1 million, said executives at an insurance-industry conference hosted by Advisen Ltd. last week. Even two or three years ago, the amounts were so small as to be "completely irrelevant," said Jeremy Gittler, practice leader and head of cyber claims Americas in the company's AXA XL division. Adding to the pressure, criminals often demand that the sums be paid within 24 hours.

Mr. MacDonald said a manufacturing client became infected with ransomware on a Thursday evening and hackers asked for $1.25 million to unlock more than 4,000 systems. He spent the evening discussing the situation with the client and had to seek permission from his head office in London the next morning to bypass the usual forms and meetings typically necessary to release such a significant sum.

This kind of scramble isn't sustainable, he said, due to the financial pressure and procedural issues this creates for insurers-particularly if such claims become more frequent. Many might change the way they work as a result.

Beazley has seen ransomware incidents jump 37% in the third quarter of 2019 from the second quarter, the company said in a report last week. Small businesses reported just over two-thirds of the cases. Around a quarter of incidents were the result of a breach at a third party, such as a service provider or vendor. wsj.com

Artificial Intelligence Bolsters Physical Security
AI Tech Will Expand in Retail & Other Sectors

Machine learning enhances cameras, access control; but robots will not take over anytime soon

There is a growing cadre of software offerings that use artificial intelligence to power through reams of data and notice certain predetermined visual information - whether it's someone's face, or a certain license plate, or simply human movement in a place and time where there shouldn't be any. Talk about AI sometimes gets carried away, with some observers exaggerating both its current abilities and its likelihood of being misused, industry experts say. But it seems likely that AI will continue to gain converts in the security space as the technology develops.

Facial Recognition
The "wow factor" for Robins and his staff at Santa Fe ISD is when their system began recognizing people based on 20-year-old photos, or when they were wearing hoodies or glasses - although the accuracy dropped somewhat with the latter, he says. And the potential hit especially close to home when the system was asked to search for one of Robins' twin sons-and picked the young man out of a crowded hallway before Robins himself did.

AI for License Plate Recognition
Artificial intelligence-enabled cameras and access control systems can be set up to handle license plate recognition as cars go in and out of parking lots and other facilities.

Other Use Cases
Vendors of other AI-enabled physical security products see a range of possible use cases, in sectors including retail, banking, healthcare and public housing. securitymagazine.com

Equifax lawsuit offers more evidence against passwords
Equifax's internal security policies were a mess and directly led to one of the largest recorded data breaches in history, according to a lawsuit, demonstrating fundamental insecurities inherent in the use of passwords.

"Grossly inadequate" data protection measures that "failed to meet even the most basic industry standards", and the use of the username and password 'admin' to protect a portal used to manage credit disputes are just a few of the accusations levelled at troubled credit services provider Equifax.

The subsequent repercussions have included fines of up to $700m levied in the US, and £500,000 in the UK, the highest possible fine pre-GDPR, as well as the trashing of Equifax's reputation among its users.

Besides the use of laughably insecure usernames and passwords, these include failure to implement patching protocols, with one ill-informed individual tasked with managing patching across its entire network; failure to encrypt sensitive data, instead storing it in plain text on public-accessible servers; inadequate network monitoring and threat alerting practice; inadequate authentication measures; and use of obsolete software. computerweekly.com

Rethinking Cyber Insurance to Cover Privacy Mishaps
Insurance industry says most companies aren't compliant with major privacy laws. Supersize costs for breaching privacy laws are challenging insurance companies, which say that many clients aren't prepared to deal with the changes these rules bring.

Insurers worry that rules defining individuals' ownership of their data, and how that data is handled or retained, represent a fundamental challenge to how companies have typically handled customer information.

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation has been in effect since 2018 and the California Consumer Privacy Act is set to go live Jan. 1.

Despite these laws, companies aren't fully up-to-date with their data-management policies, Gamelah Palagonia, a senior vice president at insurance broker Willis Towers Watson PLC, said at an insurance-industry conference here last week. Many companies haven't designated specific employees as having responsibility for data as required by GDPR, she said, adding, "I think it would be difficult for anyone to say they're 100% compliant."

New rules mean individuals can demand that their personal information be deleted or returned to them, or transferred to another business. That forces companies to be able to track and retrieve this data on request. Fines could be levied against firms for breaches of privacy that aren't strictly the result of a cybersecurity incident. wsj.com

FTC Provides Tips for Warding Off Hackers
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an article with tips on how protect your personal information from being stolen by hackers. In support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), FTC provides recommendations on how to safeguard phones, computers, accounts, and personally identifiable information.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages consumers to review the FTC article and the following additional resources for more information:

NCSAM 2019 webpage
Protecting Your Privacy
Good Security Habits
Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft


How to Convert An Image to Text

Have you ever been at a meeting or conference and wanted to transcribe a slide or document? If you are like most folks nowadays, you snap a picture with your smartphone. But did you know that there are now apps that can convert your picture to text? Yes, actual text! Optical character recognition (OCR) has gotten very advanced in the last few years. Search the Google Play or App store for OCR apps. My favorite one is Prizmo, and there are a lot of other good options.





Innovators in EAS, Video & RFID


WG Security has made its mark in the industry as being the solution provider for chronic shortage problems for many retailers who look to them for answers. Ed Wolfe, Vice President of Business Development for WG, gives us a few examples of the chronic problems they've helped their customers solve, and tells us about the development of the Ninja Tag, their remote monitoring capabilities, and the new 5-alarm tag program WG developed.


Tony D'Onofrio of Tyco Retail Solutions Predicts the Future of Retail

Tony D'Onofrio - former Chief Customer Officer for Tyco Retail Solutions, Top 20 Retail Influencer on LinkedIn, and Digital Futurist - talks about where shopping is headed in 2020 and beyond. Learn about the importance of social media platforms, tips on professional branding, and a few travel tips to help you along the way.




The most common scams in the U.S. are online purchases
Online purchase scams up 124% in 2018

Online scams buried in social media platforms and websites that you may trust are on the rise. These are scams where you see an ad, try to buy something and then it never shows up - or if it does, it's a cheap knockoff.

The Better Business Bureau received 10,450 reports of online purchase scams in 2018 (it's certain that many more went unreported.) That was an increase of 124% over the year before. Online purchase scams are both the most common scam and the most likely to get people - 47% of those exposed to them ended up losing money, according to the Better Business Bureau.

Clothing and jewelry are common items found on scam websites, but just as common: pets - puppies, kittens and birds. The Better Business Bureau reports that 80% of the sponsored advertising links that appear in an internet search for pets may be fraudulent.

In many cases, people trust the platform that a fake advertiser has used. Just because you see an ad on Instagram or your favorite gaming app doesn't mean it's legit. marketplace.org

Online spending this holiday season is set to hit a record $143.7 billion
Digital spending during November and December is expected to reach $143.7 billion, up 14.1% from a year ago, according to a study by Adobe Analytics, which tracks transactions for 80 of the top 100 U.S. internet retailers including Walmart and Amazon. Cyber Monday sales are expected to hit $9.4 billion, up nearly 19% from last year, Adobe said. Black Friday sales online are expected to be $7.5 billion, up 20.3%. Thanksgiving Day sales on the internet are forecast to surge 19.5%, to $4.4 billion, it said.

But the catch this season is retailers are going to have to fight harder for those dollars. There are six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year - making for the shortest possible holiday season. The six lost days from the 2018 holiday season will leave nearly $1 billion in sales on the table, according to Adobe. cnbc.com

PayPal Study: 38% Of Online Shopping Purchases Made Via Social Mobile




North Long Beach, CA: Police surround Target, but burglars escape with electronics
SWAT officers were called to a burglary at a North Long Beach Target store overnight, but it turned out the suspects had fled before police arrived, according to authorities. Police said an alarm company called them around 2:50 a.m. Monday to report three people were inside the store on Cherry Avenue, just north of the 91 Freeway. Officers surrounded the store and called in help from SWAT, but, "It was later determined the suspects fled the scene on foot prior to officer arrival," Long Beach police spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy said. The burglars took "an unknown amount of electronics," police said. lbpost.com

Nutley, NJ: Woman steals $28K Costco diamond ring after swap
Authorities say a woman stole a $28,000 diamond ring from a New Jersey Costco store by replacing it with a much cheaper ring she had stolen from a different Costco. Izaebela Kolano is facing a theft charge. Authorities say the 49-year-old Nutley woman stole a $2,000 diamond ring Sunday from a store in Wayne. She then traveled to the other store in Clifton and asked to see the other ring. Kolano allegedly gave employees there the cheaper ring in return and left the store with the more expensive one before workers realized what had happened. Kolano has been arrested. caspercourier.com

Buffalo, NY: Four women charged with shoplifting at Children's Place in Orchard Park
Four Buffalo women were arrested Friday, accused of stealing items from a children's store in Orchard Park, according to Orchard Park Police. Police responding to a report of four women shoplifting at the Children's Place in a plaza on Amelia Drive observed the women getting into a vehicle. Police said the driver resisted an attempt by police to stop the vehicle inside the plaza. Patrol officers chased the vehicle down Milestrip Road to Transit Road in the Village of Orchard Park, where the individuals were boxed in by police. buffalonews.com

Bloomfield, NJ: Police Arrest Suspected $2,600 Shoe Burglar; 2 Still At Large
Bloomfield police arrested one of three teens suspected of stealing about $2,600 worth of sneakers from the Civilized Nation store. On Sunday, Bloomfield police announced that they have charged a 15-year-old juvenile from East Orange with burglary in connection with an Oct. 21 incident at the Civilized Nation store at 549 Bloomfield Avenue. According to the Bloomfield Police Department, officers responded to the store at 10:55 p.m. after receiving a report about a tripped burglar alarm. They found a glass door in the rear of the store smashed; about $2,600 worth of sneakers were missing, the owner said. patch.com

Beaumont, TX: Police seek 2 women in $1,200 Boot Barn theft

Muncy, IN Woman accused of stealing over $1,000 from Weis Markets

New Orleans, LA: NOPD seek Shoplifting suspect for the theft of 2 garbage bags full of baby cloths


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Shootings & Deaths

Dallas, TX: Cab driver killed in attempted robbery outside Family Dollar
A Dallas cab driver was shot and killed around 1:10 a.m. Monday on the 3200 block of South Polk Street, according to Dallas police. Homicide detectives on scene said they believe the cab driver was killed during an attempted robbery. The shooting happened in the parking lot of a Family Dollar store, police said. wfaa.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Santa Clara, CA: Robbery At Great America Confused As An Active Shooter
A strong-arm robbery occurred at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara on the night of Saturday, Oct. 26 around 10:45 p.m. In the confusion, it was believed shots had been fired and that there was an active shooter, according to the Santa Clara Police Department. However, at 11:30 p.m. the police confirmed that no shots were fired and that it was, in fact, a strong-arm robbery. The suspect(s) remain at large. svvoice.com

Roswell, GA: Police arrest employee for felony shoplifting
Police arrested a man Oct. 15 for allegedly stealing merchandise from the Big Lots on Holcomb Bridge Road.
The loss prevention officer said she had seen the man void purchases, ring items as refunds that were not refunds and fail to ring up several purchases since March. Multiple instances of this activity had been caught on security camera, store officials said. The total value of the missing items is valued at just under $1,000. Police said the employee, identified as 28-year-old Shawnton Johnson of Roswell, admitted to the theft. He was arrested without incident for felony shoplifting. northfulton.com

Boaz, AL: Walmart Shoplifting suspect pulls knife on Boaz Police Officer
At approximately 4:15 p.m., Bert Alonzo Saylor, 45, of Boaz, was suspected of stealing from the store's garden center, and loss prevention officers quickly notified Boaz police, Boaz Assistant Police Chief Walter Colbert said. When an investigator arrived, Saylor was instructed to come back inside the store for questioning but would not, Colbert said. As he refused, Colbert said Saylor pulled a knife from his pocket in an attempt to resist arrest. The investigator then drew his gun and instructed Saylor to drop the knife. After a "short struggle" with the investigator, Saylor finally dropped the knife, but then he tried to run, Colbert said. After a quick pursuit, Saylor was arrested and charged with fourth degree theft of property, resisting arrest, attempting to elude and first degree robbery. gadsdentimes.com

New York, NY: Burglars haul away ATM from store in New York City burglary spree
Shop owners across New York City are on edge after three burglars, police say, broke into at least nine different stores across Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Police say the burglars seem to be targeting ATMs - and in one incident, they completely removed one of them from a store. They put it into the back of an SUV and drove off. Police say they have stolen thousands in cash. abc7ny.com

Sacramento County, CA: Grocery store employee injured trying to stop alleged shoplifter
A suspect was detained Monday afternoon after allegedly trying to steal from an Arden Arcade grocery story and injuring an employee in the process, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called to the Bel-Air grocery store on Arden Way at 12:25 p.m. when an employee was injured while trying to stop the alleged shoplifter, said Sgt. Tess Deterding, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. The employee was transported to a local hospital with minor injures, she said. sacbee.com

Chicago, IL: Suspect in violent Knifepoint Robberies makes appearance in federal court; Allied Cash, Family Dollar, Boost Mobile and others
The brother of a local, former police chief was arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court and entered a plea of not guilty to a string of violent armed robberies. Ryan Smith's appearance in federal custody comes a month after the FBI blasted his mugshot on social media, saying he was wanted by the agency in a series of violent armed robberies in the Region. Smith, arrested earlier this month, has been charged with six counts of Hobbs Act Robbery. The federal Hobbs Act prohibits a robbery or attempted robbery from affecting interstate or foreign commerce. He remains in U.S. Marshal custody. nwitimes.com

Waukesha, WI: Security Guard Caught Picking Lock To Own Store; 2nd Security Guard-related police call in the area this month
Waukesha police had to figure out why a security guard would need to pick the lock of a store where he was stationed - making it the second security guard-related police call in the area this month. According to Waukesha Police call logs, officers were called out to the Rue 21 at just before midnight on Oct. 16 on a report of a burglary. Reports indicated a man wearing a security uniform picked the lock in front of the store in order to get inside. When the witness questioned why the security guard had to pick the store's lock, he reportedly told the witness he needed to because the store did not provide him with a key. When police arrived, they questioned the man and confirmed he was a security guard who worked on the property.

Earlier this month, Waukesha Police were called to the Bath and Body Works on West Sunset Drive because a bored security guard found a way to pass the time - and got into some trouble. According to police call logs, offers were called to the store at just after 2 a.m. after the security guard called police. When police arrived, they learned the security guard handcuffed himself and couldn't get free because he left his keys at home. patch.com

Durham, NC: Shoplifter threatens to give New Balance store employee HIV with syringe

Decatur, IL: Intoxicated Steak 'n Shake employee arrested after attempting to fight Police Officers

Booneville, MS: Mail theft investigation lands two in jail

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Greenwich, CT: 2 Men Accused of Being in Possession of Checks from Over 200 People in Conn., N.Y.
Greenwich police have arrested two men who are accused of being in possession of checks from over 200 people in Connecticut and New York. On Thursday morning, a Greenwich resident told police that she had watched two people remove mail containing checks from her mailbox around 11 a.m. When police arrived to the scene, they said they discovered a vehicle matching the resident's description.

After conducting a motor vehicle stop, the two people inside of the vehicle, later identified as 23-year-old Mark Anthony Claudio, of New York, and 27-year-old Dondre Waugh, of New York, were arrested for a variety of charges. Investigators said they found 368 personal checks from over 200 people spread out over 25 jurisdictions in Fairfield County, Westchester County and New York City. Officers also said they found marijuana, illegal prescription drugs, fraudulent identifications and fraudulent credit card. nbcconnecticut.com


Sioux Falls, SD: South Dakota asks court to let execution proceed; 22 year old donut shop employee killed in 1992

Denver, CO: Felon to spend 96 years in prison after multi-state crime spree; pleaded guilty to six of the 29 counts against him

Memphis, TN: Gang members receive federal sentences for pharmacy robberies; 11 to 40 years

Los Angeles, CA: Ex-Postal Worker Sentenced for Mail Truck Robberies totaling over $240,000

Port Richey, FL: Man faces Federal Prison for Sintrust Pharmacy Burglary; $36,000 in restitution

Roanoke County, VA: Man sentenced to time served (1 year) for stealing $3,200 of shoes from Lamplighter Mall store



C-Store - Aiken, SC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Crockett, TX - Burglary
C-Store - Roseville, CA -Robbery / Assault
C-Store - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Atlantic City, NJ - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Las Vegas, NV - Robbery/ Assault
C-Store - Waco, TX - Robbery
Dollar General - Greensboro, NC - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Warren, OH - Armed Robbery
GameStop - Atlantic City, NJ - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Sacramento County, CA - Robbery/ Assault
Restaurant - Owing Mills, MD - Armed Robbery (Burger King)
Restaurant - Shreveport, LA - Burglary (Taco Bueno)
Restaurant - Wallkill, NY - Armed Robbery (Wendy's)
Shoe - Bloomfield, NJ - Burglary
Shoe - Durham, NC - Robbery
Sprint - Omaha, NE - Robbery
Target - Long Beach, CA - Burglary
Thrift - Dothan, AL - Burglary
Tobacco - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Walmart -Boaz, AL - Robbery
7-Eleven - Cape Coral, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Fairfax County, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Suffolk County, VA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 20 robberies
• 5 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


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Area LP Manager
San Jose or Fresno, CA

The Area Loss Prevention Manager (ALPM) drives shrink improvement and asset protection programs for two (2) to four (4) Districts which contain approximately 25-65 Ulta Beauty Stores. The Area Loss Prevention Manager is responsible to assess store procedures, promote awareness and methods to prevent, protect and control losses...

Area LP Manager
Sacramento, CA

The Area Loss Prevention Manager (ALPM) drives shrink improvement and asset protection programs for two (2) to four (4) Districts which contain approximately 25-65 Ulta Beauty Stores. The Area Loss Prevention Manager is responsible to assess store procedures, promote awareness and methods to prevent, protect and control losses...

Regional Asset Protection Manager (North East)
Boston, MA

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...
Area Loss Prevention Manager
Charlotte, NC

Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores. They thrive on supporting and building high performance teams that execute with excellence...
Area Loss Prevention Manager
Seattle, Portland or Salt Lake City

Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores. They thrive on supporting and building high performance teams that execute with excellence...
Area Loss Prevention Manager
Calabasas, CA

Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores. They thrive on supporting and building high performance teams that execute with excellence...

Loss Prevention Operations Specialist
Tucscon, AZ
The Loss Prevention Specialist will oversee the Burglar/Fire Alarm and overall Physical Security function for stores including CCTV for all new stores, renovations, acquisitions, closing, existing stores and warehouses. In addition, this position supports the security/property control component for the Corporate Headquarters main campus...

Region Asset Protection Manager
Jacksonville, FL
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...
Region Asset Protection Manager
Charleston, SC
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...
Brand Protection Specialist
New York, NY
The role of the Brand Protection Specialist is to deter shrinkage, and to assist in educating the store teams regarding the prevention / deterrence of both internal and external theft and fraud, while serving as an Ambassador to the brand and the department...

Manager of Loss Prevention & Security
Wawa, PA
The Manager of Loss Prevention and Security serves as the subject matter expert in the area of Loss Prevention and Physical Security for the Company with focus on developing and driving solutions that will create an optimum associate and customer experience in a safe and secure environment...

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