Kicking off the New GLPS Series
on the Daily
The D&D Daily’s ‘Where are They Now' Series
Retailers Come & Go but Teams Last Forever!
Retailers Disappear & LP Exec’s Move On In
2014, the Daily’s Group LP Team Selfies have captured the essence of over 400 LP
& AP Teams and literally thousands of executives along with their Team Mission
Statements. A truly critical statement for every team as it lights the path they
all follow and helps build industry pride.
This series is dedicated to the spirit of these teams and all the executives who
invested their livelihood to this industry and the leaders who built all of
So let’s take a walk down memory lane and see what mark they left or just how
good your memory is. And be the first one to name the team members, as long as
you aren’t in it, and win a chance to win a pizza party for your current team,
with a max 5 pizzas and drinks. And, hey, no cheating! (ha ha)
Also, once the series is over on May 15th, the official back to work date at
this point, which can be extended depending on the government, one entry will
win a chance to get involved in an LPNN LIVE shoot, depending on location and
timing and how willing you are – hey some people are camera shy.
So let’s have some fun and strolling down memory lane. Tomorrow's picture is
merely and selfishly a team that means the world to me and probably should be
exempt from the game. Sorry, guys.
- Gus Downing
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Send in your team's 'Group
Messages to the Loss
Prevention Family from Industry Leaders
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Total Wine & More
As I reflect on the last two months and look ahead
even further it occurs to me that we owe a great deal of gratitude to some of
our industry pioneers. While I won’t name names here, I’ll share some of the
lessons I learned as a young pup that have served me well during the current
world-wide pandemic. In no particular order:
1. Remain calm. No one living has ever gone through a pandemic like this.
Fear can be a completely rational reaction. Our job as leaders is not to feed
fear but to remain steady and calm in the face of it.
2. Be seen. Walk the talk. Lead by example. There is a time and place for
Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Facetime, etc. but if your stores are open and you are
staying in your office or home - you are missing the point.
3. Be studious. During a crisis some people are going to get caught up in
the moment and react emotionally. Great leaders gather facts, give informed
guidance, and make intelligent decisions.
4. Be decisive. You can still be inclusive, collaborative, and
compromise, but understand that seeking harmony and 100% consensus during a
crisis wastes time and resources.
5. Embrace technology. Paradigm shifts will encourage new ways of
shopping, working, and solving problems.
6. Take time to think beyond tomorrow. More challenges are ahead. What
can you do today to make it easier a month or two from now.
7. Take care of your team. They don’t work for you because of the
8. Never say never. Who would have thought that all of the employees and
customers in a liquor store would be wearing masks?
9. Keep a sense of humor. See the last point.
10. Keep perspective. It’s your career and it’s important, but it’s not
more important than your family.
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On Earth Day, Sensormatic Solutions focuses on sustainability, while protecting
what matters most with source tagging and recirculation programs
With over 11
billion tags recirculated to date, source tagging helps retailers worldwide
remain competitive and green in today’s retail environment
consumers now expecting more sustainable practices and products, retailers are
more focused on eco-friendly practices than ever before. Embracing the tenants
of Earth Day 2020, the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest environmental
source tagging recirculation model — where hard tags are applied to garments at
source and recirculated after use — is a great way for retailers to kickstart
their commitment to sustainability. The program has saved over 35 million pounds
of plastic, versus programs with single-use tags, with over 11 billion tags
recirculated to date.
Controls announced last August that
its leading global retail solutions portfolio, surpassed 70 billion consumer
products source-tagged to date, allowing retailers to protect today’s most
sought after products, while boosting sales and profitability. As the largest
source tagging program in the industry, Sensormatic Acousto-Magnetic (AM), Radio
Frequency (RF) and RFID Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) tags and labels
help the world’s top retailers combat the emerging threats of theft in virtually
every product category, while ensuring items arrive ready for immediate
placement on the sales floor.
Read more about Sensormatic's eco-friendly recirculation program
Check out Sensormatic's infographic in today's Vendor
Earth Day and the Security Community – Why Should We Care?
Earth Day (April 22) might sound like some sort of hippy celebration around a
bonfire, but thinking about the security issues related to the environment in
the broadest way possible is useful for both national and global security.
From global warming to plastic pollution, each ecological crisis is creating
risks that intersect with the effects of other crises. For instance, poor
forestry management increases the risk of infrastructure damage due to
wildfires. The real trouble comes when this risk is amplified by a particularly
intense drought fueled by global warming, creating the necessary conditions for
far greater damage.
And this is what the experts are warning us about, the highest risks are found
at the intersection of threats posed by one or multiple threats. It is
absolutely crucial to keep this in mind when designing an optimal strategy to
mitigate the security risks associated with any environmental issue. What is
needed is a holistic perspective that takes into consideration the different
levels of cost, efficiency and feasibility for each mitigation policy that we
put in place.
As the National Security, Military and Intelligence Panel of the Center for
Climate and Security
recently warned, it is becoming abundantly clear that very
high or catastrophic security risks with environmental factors and/or causes
will be witnessed during the first and especially second part of the century.
Retailers Adjust Their Earth Day Agenda This Year
Earth Day 2020 call for action: Mitigating the global food crises associated
Americans See Spread of Disease as Top International Threat, Along With
Terrorism, Nuclear Weapons, Cyberattacks
Coronavirus Update: April
Cases - 46K Dead - 83K Recovered
Over 2.6M Cases - 181K Dead - 712K Recovered
U.S. Law Enforcement Deaths |
NYPD Deaths: 30
Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 63
New Retail Layoffs & Furloughs
Casper lays off 21% of staff, CFO to exit
GameStop offers furloughs to some corp. staff or option for reduced workweek/pay
Retail Guard Business is Thriving
Top Guarding Firm Execs Speak on Impact of COVID-19 to the Guarding
Crowd Control - Social Distancing & Product Limits Driving Business
“We are VERY concerned about our receivables” (Sounds
like everybody else in most businesses)
“We are actually seeing our clients willing to pay a premium on some
guards to ensure they are still with us when business resumes.”
One of the CEOs I spoke with said “Some of my higher-end clients in property and
retail have expressed concern on not wanting to lose the officers I put on their
post and are willing to pay premium rates to keep them on my team.” This shows
how essential these security officers have become to the clients’ daily
operations and indicates the value they have for them.
“Even though hours have declined, we’ve been able to boost revenue with
Time and time again, this is a common theme I’ve seen for guarding firms –
especially those that work in the industry sectors currently thriving, such
as groceries, pharmacies and retail. Those firms are being asked for
additional resources to help with COVID-19 specific special work. One CEO
told me that their clients are asking for extra support in terms of adhering
to specific mandates, such as social distancing and product limits sold in
“We have been adding specials to work on crowd control at supermarkets
with things like making sure customers are keeping social distancing, or
making sure they are adhering to product limits, such as toilet paper,
and keeping the peace in a crazy time has brought on more officers to our
“Success is largely dependent on the type of Industry you serve.”
Those currently suffering are those who typically serve public and entertainment
sectors, such as churches, schools and stadiums.
On the other side of the coin, there is much success for guard firms working
in what is deemed essential areas, such as Supermarkets, GovCon and Healthcare
The firms that support the closed areas – schools, stadiums, churches – are
struggling, and some may not survive.
Why storefronts are boarded up during COVID-19
Boarded-up storefronts are a stark visual
reminder of the pandemic
single store closed off might be a bit odd, but a neighborhood visually
closing adds to a supernatural feeling that is evoked as cities shut down
and grapple with how to support businesses but still keep local populations
While closing down a business may seem like a straightforward process, there are
operational logistics to consider. "It's not just setting the alarm and walking
out the back door. Especially since we don't know how long this is going to
last," Matt Garfield, managing director with FTI Consulting.
In part that means securing the store, talking with security, including local
police departments, and ensuring parking lots are safe.
Mall-based stores conceivably have to follow fewer operational procedures
because the larger building will have security protocols. But street-level
stores have to independently decide how to respond to city and government
ordinances to protect their property.
The decision to board up storefronts may have roots in security concerns.
Read more here
China's COVID-19 Digital Transformation and the Reopening of Retail
By Tony D'Onofrio, Global
Because of the USA trade wars and subsequently COVID-19, the euphoric rise of
China in being THE number one country in retail has been delayed.
Notwithstanding this ascension, China continues to be the digital laboratory for
the future of retail.
In this article, we explore a few of the China emerging technologies deployed
during the lockdown which have a direct impact on retail. Next, we look at the
digital innovation steps leading to the reopening of a "new normal" retail
There's an App for That Pandemic Track
Very impressive is a recent
presentation from Andreessen Horowitz on the number
of apps deployed in China to fight COVID-19. Linked to the Alipay (Alibaba)
mobile payment system, one of the example apps provides a color QR code on your
Another app used AI chatbots to help individuals' self-triage against the virus.
Worried about the body temperature of your delivery person for online orders?
There's app for that.
AI, Drones, and Robots Assemble Against COVID-19
In China Artificial Intelligence (AI) played a role in helping respond to the
Prior to the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine, the remote temperature
applications in this
are interesting, especially for retail. Drones and robots were also enlisted to
assist during the pandemic.
Retail China Coming Back to Life
For the first two months of 2020, including during the very important Lunar New
Year celebrations in February, China retail sales fell 20.5%.
Post COVID-19, Shanghai is an example city on how the retail recovery is
emerging in China. For March, retail sales soared 41.3% from a month earlier.
Nearly all food stores are open. Shopping malls and the catering industry are
also showing recovery with their daily turnovers returning to 56% and 78% of
normal levels, respectively.
Digital Transformation Trends Favoring China Retail
"Chinese retailers and brands have brought to life 'Touchless Retail', a new way
to serve their customers, eliminating or making virtual all human contact in
customer service." China was already down this path as an amazing 577+ million
people are already using proximity mobile payments.
The COVID-19 lockdown accelerated attention to touchless delivery.
Contactless Payments Skyrocket Because No One Wants to Handle Cash
Use of contactless mobile payments -- services that once struggled to catch on
in the U.S. -- is surging as people come to see their phones as the safer way to
pay. They’re also using mobile apps tied to payments, such as Amazon Prime Now,
to place delivery or pickup orders for groceries. The Treasury Department may
even let people who don’t have bank accounts receive their coronavirus relief
checks via mobile-payment services like Venmo.
“We shouldn’t be touching anything,” said Richard Crone, chief executive officer
of mobile-payment research firm Crone Consulting LLC. He expects contactless
payments to grab an additional 10% to 20% of transactions at stores and ATMs as
the result of the pandemic. Person-to-person services like PayPal, Venmo and
Zelle should benefit as well, Crone said.
COVID-19 Long Lasting
Cost Cutting - Managing with Empathy & Purpose
CFOs: COVID-19 Work-from-Home Plans May Be Permanent
Some Remote Workers Won't Be Back
the crisis began, there was a scramble to move workers home. Now CFOs are
considering making those positions permanently remote to help with cutting
Organizations tend to resist the idea of implementing it broadly across the
workforce for a few reasons. The biggest one is "culture." There's a
sense among executives and management that it's important for employees to be
together for that sense of working for a common cause. Managers like to have
their direct reports and teams nearby to make it easy to have face-to-face
conversations about ongoing projects. Employees may go out to lunch together, to
the gym together, or out for drinks before the weekend starts.
Yet one side effect of the coronavirus-driven movement to work from home
may be a greater tolerance to the idea of remote work for the long haul.
For instance, a new survey of CFOs by Gartner revealed that more CFOs
are looking to shift more of their previously on-site employees to remote
workers on a permanent basis. A full 74% said they intend to move at
least 5% of their on-site workforces to remote positions after the COVID-19
crisis resolves. What's more, 17% of respondents to the survey said that
of those moved to work from home will remain as permanent remote workers after
Read more here
NY Times: The Death of the Department Store: ‘Very Few Are Likely to Survive’
Shuttered flagships. Empty malls. Canceled
orders. Risks of bankruptcy.
department stores, once all-powerful shopping meccas that anchored malls
and Main Streets across the country, have been dealt blow after blow in the past
decade. J.C. Penney and Sears were upended by hedge funds. Macy’s has been
closing stores and cutting corporate staff.
Barneys New York filed for bankruptcy last year.
But nothing compares to the shock the
weakened industry has taken from the coronavirus pandemic. The sales of
clothing and accessories fell by
more than half in March, a trend that is expected to only get worse in
April. The entire executive team at Lord & Taylor was let go this month.
Nordstrom has canceled orders and put off paying its vendors. The Neiman
Marcus Group, the most glittering of the American department store chains,
is expected to declare bankruptcy in the coming days, the first major
retailer felled during the current crisis. It is not likely to be the last.
Mark A. Cohen, the director of retail studies at Columbia University’s Business
School; “The genre is toast, and looking at the other side of this, there are
very few who are likely to survive.”
Editor's Note: Attending my first NRF LP Conference, with it being
Doug Wicklander's first as well in 1984, the Department Stores LP Leaders
were the Titans of the entire industry. Including Walmart at the time. As
the discount stores or mass merchants as they were once referred to as, were a
step beneath the department stores. And boy did everyone know it. And the
specialty store LP exec's trembled, as I did, in their presence and fought to
get representation at the NRF for years.
But the transition came and the Mall specialty stores took the reigns for a few
years until the Home Depot's, Walmarts, and Target's literally took the reigns
from everyone. That is until Amazon appeared just a few years ago.
The three transitions have been interesting to watch. And now finally we're
all witnessing the death of the department stores.
Retail groups push for national pandemic insurance program
letter to Congress, retail organizations backed a bill, the "Pandemic Risk
Insurance Act of 2020" (PRIA), that would insure at-risk businesses through a
pre-funded pool. The National Retail Federation, the Retail Industry Leaders
Association, American Booksellers Association and more than a dozen other trade
groups signed the letter.
The groups compared what would be a federally back-stopped program to an
existing program insuring against terrorist acts created after 9/11.
Monthly U.S. Retail Rent Payments = $20 Billion
Fight Over Commercial Rent Gets Ugly With Default Wave Looming
Why Should I Help The Ones That are Dying
With stores shuttered, struggling retailers are skipping rent and asking for
concessions, while landlords are demanding payment and having their own tricky
conversations with lenders.
“More and more defaults are coming in every single
Landlords have been pitching rent deferment, saying tenants can make
reduced payments now as long as they pay the balance at some point. Some
businesses are pushing back on that option and asking for rent cuts even after
stores are open again.
U.S. retail landlords typically collect more than $20 billion in rent each
month. So far, April rent collection has ranged from 15% to 30% for
landlords with higher concentrations of shuttered businesses.
“The ones (retailers) that’ll die anyways, landlords will say why would I
Sony Discontinuing Majority of Video Surveillance Cameras
Sony is set to discontinue all of its branded security cameras, except
the SNC-WL862 Multi-Sensor Adjustable Dome Network Camera, by December of this
Bosch, Sony’s partner, will continue to distribute the Sony branded video
security products until December. Afterwards, the agreement on the sales
cooperation will terminate, according to a Bosch rep. Bosch will continue to
provide maintenance services for existing products and systems, and continue to
distribute the multi-sensor dome camera.
CrimeScience Episode 41
Food Delivery Safety & Security Ft. Van Carney (Domino's Pizza)
LPRC CrimeScience episode, featuring Van Carney, Director of Loss Prevention,
Safety and Security at Domino’s Pizza, covers food delivery and its
evolution, COVID-19’s effects on business, driver safety, and how companies
protect their employees and customers.
View the episode
Jewelers Mutual Group Makes Online Safety & Security Coursework Free
These Are the Public Companies That Got Small Business Loans
Macy’s weighs raising as much as $5 billion in debt to weather coronavirus
De Blasio says Macy’s July 4th fireworks show will happen amid coronavirus
LinkedIn Reports 3x Increase in LinkedIn Learning Usage Amid COVID-19 Lockdowns
A Race to the Bottom For Most
Next Round of Quarterly Results Should Be the Most
Interesting in History
As a matter of reinforcing the impact we will be reporting Q2 in reverse order.
As opposed to ranking by highest gains we'll be ranking by losses.
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We Fight Fraud Online Conference April
28th: Police and Ex-Criminals Team Up to
Protect Businesses Against COVID-19 Related Crime
We Fight Fraud (WFF), the unique fraud prevention team, has warned businesses
that the lockdown imposed as a result of the Coronavirus has resulted in a surge
in attacks, which WFF believe to represent a rise of at least 25% and could be
as high as 80%. To help businesses and other organisations, WFF has announced
a free online conference on
April 28th that brings together leading law
enforcers, subject experts and ex-criminals - including, a fraudster, a senior
mafia figure and a hacker to give businesses the insider knowledge they need to
prevent and fight financial crime. It is believed to be the first time a group
like this has appeared in public to help protect the public and business.
Keynote speakers in the team include:
● Tony Sales – Tony, who was dubbed Britain's greatest fraudster. Tony now
provides advice to some of the world's leading brands on their fraud and loss
prevention strategies. Tony is a TV regular on BBC's Watchdog, Channel 5's
Nailing the Fraudsters among other shows.
● Andy McDonald - Andy was formerly Head of Specialist Investigations at SO15
Counter Terrorism Command, and UK National Terrorist Financial Investigation
Unit (NTFIU). He was previously also head of the Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad
at New Scotland Yard.
Solomon Gilbert – Solomon was arrested and expelled from school aged 17 when the
police discovered 2 million stolen credit card numbers on his home PC. Since
then he has worked with the National Crime Agency, Home Office, regional police
forces, and private enterprise.
Data breach may have exposed personal information of thousands of SBA emergency
Nearly 8,000 applicants may have seen identifiable details of other
applicants before the Small Business Administration fixed and relaunched the
Analyzing U.S. Privacy Law Implications & Employee Contact Tracing Apps
Contact Tracing Apps Included in Getting
Employers "Back on Track?"
Keypoint: If properly deployed, the use of COVID-19 contact tracing
apps by employers, in combination with other measures, could be an
effective way to return employees to the workforce. However, before
deploying these apps, employers should take caution to fully vet the
technologies being used to ensure that employee privacy is respected.
In connection with the rapid development of governmental contact tracing apps,
tech companies have started to develop similar apps for
employers. As of the writing of this article, a handful of
employer-focused contact tracing apps are already on the market and many more
are in development. Some employers are already planning to deploy these apps.
For example, Ferrari recently
announced that it will utilize a contact tracing app as part of its “Back
on Track” plan.
The use of these apps raises numerous privacy concerns for U.S. employers. As
employers begin to vet these apps, they will need to ensure that they do not
unintentionally violate privacy laws or assume liabilities by deploying them
with their workforce.
The United States Approach - Best Practices for Vetting Employee Contact
Everyone's Working From Home Due to the Coronavirus - Is There Insurance
Coverage for a Data Breach?
In the event of a breach or other incident, there may be limitations in your
cyber liability insurance policy based upon the type of hardware being used.
Businesses need to be proactive to protect themselves from attacks by practicing
vigilant cyber safety, and also reviewing their insurance policies in detail for
coverage considerations prior to the occurrence of any cyber incident.
One issue that may be overlooked is that many cyber liability insurance policies
make a distinction between computer hardware owned by the insured company and
computer hardware or other devices owned by company employees. This distinction
becomes critical as the insuring agreements may limit or exclude coverage for
computer hardware that is not owned by the named insured. The insurance
policy may also have other requirements related to the use of personal devices
by employees, such as requiring a formal written policy to address the use of
How to check your Windows network for vulnerabilities
If you've made significant changes to your network to support remote
it's time to review what you've done to make sure everything is locked down.
PCI Updated Guidance: Responding to a Data Breach
Security Standards Council recently updated the guidance document:
Responding to a Cardholder Data Breach. This guide is intended to help
merchants and service providers with incident response preparation. This guide
also describes how and when a Payment Card Industry Forensic Investigator (PFI)
should be engaged to assist.
The guidance covers:
1. Implementing an incident response plan
2. Identifying, engaging and working with a PFI
3. Understanding stakeholder roles and responsibilities in the event of a data
PCI: 8 Tips for Small Merchants: Protecting Payment Data During COVID-19
PM Trudeau on reopening economy: 'It's not happening yet'
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message
for anyone clamoring for the economy to be reopened: "it's not happening yet."
prime minister made the comment during a press conference last week on the front
steps of Rideau Cottage. He explained that the government has to be "extremely
careful" with any steps it takes towards letting Canadians go back to their
offices and allowing non-essential businesses to reopen.
"It seems like over the past days, people have are talking about 'oh, we'll
re-open this. We'll do this. We'll reopen that.' It's not happening yet. If
we reopen too soon, everything we’re doing now might be for nothing,"
Trudeau warned, referring to the physical distancing measures now in place.
Canada United States border to be closed for another 30 days
Downtown Windsor convenience store owner frustrated by flagrant crime
'I feel really exhausted': Owner believes
crime level is worsening during pandemic
owner and operator of The Service Market at 480 University Ave. W., Lee
expressed frustration with the crime level in his store’s area — which he feels
is worsening under the COVID-19 pandemic conditions.
The Service Market’s latest incident happened on Monday around 5:30 a.m., when
the store wasn’t open. Exterior security cameras were recording as a hooded man
approached the store and threw a chunk of brick through a display window.
The flagrant thief then casually plucked his items of choice through the hole in
the window. His arms were filled with merchandise boxes by the time he walked
off. Lee said all the stolen items were cannabis accessories — several hundred
dollars’ worth. The damage to the store window added several hundred dollars
more to Lee’s losses.
“I feel really exhausted,” Lee said. “I’m the new owner, trying to make a
living, and I experience this kind of stuff.”
Lee said it’s the second time in a year that The Service Market has been the
victim of this kind of break-in theft, and at least the 33rd theft incident
at the store in general since he became owner.
What makes this latest crime particularly discouraging to Lee is that he
believes the culprit was at the store the previous night, unconcealed, checking
out what he was going to steal.
Thefts down at Edmonton liquor stores with ID scanners: Alcanna
liquor store thefts appear to be going down at locations with ID scanners, but
the company behind the initiative says more devices can’t be installed until a
privacy investigation is completed.
Alcanna, the company that owns various liquor stores including Wine and Beyond
as well as Nova Cannabis, announced in January a pilot program to curb a rise
in thefts by installing scanners outside of stores before patrons are allowed
According to the company, thefts have started to go down at the three stores
with scanners, with the hardest hit stores – Ace Liquor on 34 Street and
Liquor Depot on 137 Avenue – dropping from double-digit numbers to single
numbers in April.
After over 600 price-gouging complaints, B.C. introduces $2,000 fine during
solicitor general says the province will fine people $2,000 if they are found
to be selling items like masks at inflated prices, or are found to be
illegally selling other essential goods during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mike Farnworth announced the new measure Sunday, saying he'd been made aware of
multiple complaints to Consumer Protection B.C.
"For example, an elderly, immunocompromised consumer paying 10 times the
regular price for some N-95 masks, or business owners looking to purchase
personal protective equipment for their workforces having to pay grossly
inflated prices," he said.
With demand for protective equipment like masks soaring around the world,
Farnworth was asked how enforcing agencies will determine whether a seller is
simply passing on a price increase from increased demand, or is actually
He said Consumer Protection B.C. would be monitoring those factors along with
the Retail Council of British Columbia.
'No Mask, No Service'
More Toronto grocery stores requiring customers to wear face masks
Requiring customers to wear masks is becoming a more common policy at an
increased number of Toronto supermarkets.
Public health officials have now stated that wearing a mask can legitimately cut
down on the transmission of COVID-19. However, the choice to wear one while out
doing everyday tasks like grocery shopping is still largely in the hands of
RELATED: These are the rules for grocery shopping
in Toronto right now
John Ivison: The reality about food & drug shortages in Canada due to COVID-19
“We’re a quiet army of disinfecters, spraying anything a customer might have
touched”: What its like to be a grocery store worker right now
Statistics Canada for first time ever releases GDP data early — and it's the
worst on record
Rules vary for lineups outside stores in Kingston
Canadian Government Announces Rent Assistance for Small and Medium Sized
Financial pressures of COVID-19 force several Canadian small businesses to close
Amid Concerns of Infection, Bank of Canada Encourages Retailers in Canada to
1st National ‘TakeoutDay’ Launches to Support Foodservice Industry in Canada
Sobeys sees sales surge amid coronavirus outbreak
Sysco Canada goes direct to consumers with new online grocery service
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Nova Scotia: Suspect fatally shot at gas station after his shooting rampage
left 18 dead
on Monday mourned the shocking rampage that left 18 dead in rural communities
across Nova Scotia, after a gunman disguised as a police officer opened fire
on people hunkered down in their homes, setting houses ablaze in the deadliest
mass shooting in the country’s history. Officials said the suspect, identified
as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, was also among the dead in the weekend attack.
Police did not provide a motive for the killings.
Police initially said Wortman had been arrested Sunday at a gas station in
Enfield, outside Halifax, but later said he had died. It was not clear how,
and they did not provide further details, although one police official said
that there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and police at one
(Update) Winnipeg, MB: Parents grieve after 16-year-old daughter fatally shot by
police following liquor store robbery
Toronto, ON: Pair facing several charges after stealing hockey bags of liquor
Woman arrested for coughing on grocery store clerk in Coquitlam
Winnipeg, MB: Grocery store security guard pepper sprayed, woman taken into
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Filmed in January 2014 at the Daily's 'Live in NYC at the NRF Big
Show 2014' event
Joe Malone, co-owner of
tells us how the company grew from a small business in Philadelphia to a
national security firm specializing in security guard and investigative
solutions throughout North America. Licensed and registered in all 50 states,
Security Resources utilizes a partner network of over 700 security companies to
address the ever-changing needs of retailers. In this interview, Joe talks about
their industry-leading process.
In August 2019, Security Resources
merged with Protos Security, a nationwide leader in security guard services.
In early 2020, the company announced a
new logo and brand identity system, reflecting Protos' expanded portfolio of
managed, direct and monitored guard services.
Online Credit Card Skimming Increased by 26% in March 2020
With COVID-19 lockdown measures in place throughout the globe,
online shopping has soared and along with it, credit card skimming.
According to Malwarebytes data, web skimming increased by 26 percent in
March over the previous month and the trend is expected to continue.
One trend that the organization noticed is how the number of skimming blocks is
at its highest on Mondays (which happens to be the
busiest day for online shopping), lowering down in the second half of the
week and being at its lowest point on week-ends.
With the U.S. leading in skimming attempts worldwide since the quarantine
measures took effect in mid March, with 74% of global activity.
For the full report and more information, please visit the
Department of Justice Announces Disruption of Hundreds of Online COVID-19
Hundreds of Domains Disrupted Through Public
and Private Sector Cooperative Efforts
Federal authorities announced today that an ongoing cooperative effort between
law enforcement and a number of private-sector companies, including multiple
internet domain providers and registrars, has disrupted hundreds of internet
domains used to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to commit fraud and other crimes.
“The FBI is proud to work alongside our federal law enforcement and private
sector partners to protect the American public from COVID-19 related scams
during these difficult times.”
Q&A: PayPal CEO Dan Schulman says coronavirus is giving his business ‘a
309 Million Facebook User Profiles Sold For $623 on Dark Web and Hacker Forums
Trussville, AL Trussville PD Shoplifting Review: 17 arrested despite statewide
The Trussville Police Department posted its shoplifting review featuring 17
arrests from March 23 – April 20, 2020. The police department warns anyone
coming into Trussville to steal could end up on social media. “All arrest and
arrest photos posted on (our Facebook page) are public information. All subjects
are innocent until proven guilty,” the department posted on its Facebook page.
To save everybody a lot of time and hassle, just don’t steal. It’s that easy.
Hagerstown, MD: Snacks provide clues to electronics thefts at Walmart
Bags of snack chips in the infant care aisle led to a Hagerstown-area man and
woman being charged with stealing electronics items from Walmart, according to
Maryland State Police. Tyler Justin Kotzbauer and Sarah Jane Zeigler were both
charged with five counts of theft under $1,500 and one count of theft scheme of
$1,500 to $25,000.
The Loss Prevention Officer at the Walmart Supercenter on Walmart Drive,
discovered the thefts of more than $4,300 in routers, headphones, and printer
and camera equipment, and other items by first noticing snack-sized bags of
chips in the infant care aisle on April 14. The snack chips were scattered
on the floor of the infant care aisle twice more on April 15 and then one time
each on April 16 and 17, the document said. The officer reviewed surveillance
video that showed a man and woman pushing a shopping cart into the aisle and
spending a few minutes there before going to the self-checkout area. The cart
was seen to contain boxes of electronic items and two multipack boxes of snack
chips, in each case, the document said. Further review of the video showed the
pair would first get the snack boxes, then go to the electronics section where
they would remove several items off the shelves. The man and woman would empty
the snack boxes in the infant area, put the electronics in the boxes, tape them
shut and then go to the checkout, the document said. Other video showed them
leaving the store parking lot in a black pickup truck, the document said.
Belfast, Ireland: Shoplifter with 200 convictions jailed for six months
Shootings & Deaths
Springfield, MO: Man shot, killed outside gas station, suspect in custody
Police in southern Missouri have identified a man fatally shot outside a
Springfield gas station over the weekend, as well as a man arrested in the case.
The Sunday night shooting left Caelan Troy, 24, dead, the Springfield Police
said. The shooting happened in front of a Phillips 66 convenience store, and
Troy was taken by a private vehicle to a local hospital and later died, police
said. A short time later, police arrested Austin Ball, 27, of Springfield, on
suspicion of second-degree murder. Police have not given details about what led
up to the shooting.
Robberies, Incidents & Thefts
Fresno, CA: 2 wanted for Armed Robbery spree at CVS and Walgreens in the Valley
Fresno Police Department now says the two people in the armed robbery video have
been connected to other similar robberies. Police believe they were involved in
an armed robbery at the CVS Pharmacy on Country Club Dr. in Madera on Sunday,
April 19th, where they fired shots through the door after employees locked them
in. There was also an armed robbery at the El Portal Pharmacy on G St. in
Johnson City, TN: Burglary at Ross at The Crossing
Omaha, NE: Shoplifter at store gets away, but leaves behind completed Job
Sacramento, CA: Police Establish Registry For Businesses Left Empty During
Dade County, FL: Crook smashes into ATM worker’s truck, steals thousands while
victim refills machine
Seattle, WA: Burglars suspected in nearly 200 cases busted on Capitol Hill
Stamford, CT: Suspected CVS shoplifter with coronavirus charged for coughing at
Shoplifter tries to shame security guard, throws money
C-Store – Pittsburgh,
PA – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Pittsburgh,
Pa – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Springfield,
MA – Burglary
CVS – Fresno, CA –
CVS – Stamford, CT –
Clothing – Johnson
City, TN – Burglary
Family Dollar –
Florence, SC – Armed Robbery
WV – Robbery
Philadelphia, PA – Burglary
Metro PCS – Reading,
PA – Robbery
Pawn – Suwannee
County, FL – Armed Robbery
Pharmacy – Lyons, NY –
Restaurant – Memphis,
TN – Burglary (McDonalds)
Restaurant – Hialeah,
FL – Robbery
Walgreens – Fresno, CA
– Armed Robbery
7-Eleven – Chico, CA –
7-Eleven – Oak Park,
IL – Armed Robbery
• 12 robberies
• 5 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed
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None to report.
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