2020 GLPS - Group LP Selfies
Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
Building Industry Pride - One Team Selfie at a Time
Sears & Kmart Asset & Profit Protection
Caribbean (Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands)
Improvise and Overcome
Top - Left to right
Alex Sostre - APP Market Leader Puerto
Rico & US Virgin Islands
Jose Sotil - APM Kmart 7419
Charles Dore - APM Kmart 7793
Abimael Laracuente - APM 3882
Miguel Rodriguez - APM Kmart 4844
Carlos I Garcia - APM Kmart 7788
Osiris Gonzalez - APM 3829
Angel Arroyo - APM Kmart 7741
Cesar Ostolaza - APM Kmart 7768
Joel Pagan - APM Kmart 7783
Agustin Encarnacion - APM Kmart 7413
Market APP Leader, Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands
I would like to recognize all the Asset & Profit Protection Managers from the
Caribbean (Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands) for the excellent job done during
these difficult times.
We all know that we as a community are passing through difficult times never
seen before and that we never been trained before, so we are learning together
to overcome this.
I just wanted to express my gratitude to all of you for giving the extra mile to
ensure our associate and member are safe and that we can continue to serve our
members every day.
Thank you for your leadership and for been a role model for our organization,
communities , we are here giving our best to make a better community and setting
the example of what selfless service, indomitable spirits and servant leadership
Thank you, Alex, for submitting this photo.
Taking an AP Team & Program to the Next Level
Jim Connolly, Senior Vice
President of Asset Protection
Filmed in January 2014 at the Daily's 'Live in NYC at the NRF Big Show
Senior Vice President of Asset Protection, talks about the
keys to establishing a successful LP program - and how you take that program "to
the next level" once it has matured. In 2010, Jim successfully engineered the
biggest re-organization of Burlington Stores' LP program in the history of the
company. Here, he offers tips on how to retain, challenge and develop team
members, while keeping it fresh and exciting for the executives.
Vector Supporting First Responders
Vector Security Donates Meals to Lancaster Emergency Medical Services
Association (LEMSA) as Show of Appreciation
As a show of appreciation for Lancaster Emergency Medical Services Association (LEMSA),
Vector Security, Inc., the provider of intelligent mobile security and
automation solutions to homes and business, will donate meals to employees on
Friday, May 1. The meal donation will feed approximately 80 employees, including
members from two platoons as well as administrative staff.
Read more in
today's Vendor Spotlight below.
Checkpoint unveils new system that tracks real-time in-store occupancy
Systems, a global leader in source-to-shopper solutions, has launched a new
system to help retailers view in-store occupancy levels and receive alerts in
real-time. The SmartOccupancy solution is designed for stores with an occupancy
limit or those with high shrink rates.
It helps retail associates or security
guards view the number of shoppers currently in a store in real-time, while
helping managers deploy staff efficiently, combating risk and deterring theft
SmartOccupancy accurately counts the
number of people entering and exiting a store, and sends an alert to staff when
the store is close to maximum capacity. Managers can set and change threshold
levels, and create different zones with distinct entry/exits, as well as
concession areas or toilets. This way, SmartOccupancy gives a clear view of
multiple areas with the overall store capacity included.
Coronavirus Update: April
Over 1 Million
Cases - 60K Dead - 143K Recovered
Over 3.1 Million Cases - 220K Dead - 980K Recovered
U.S. Law Enforcement Deaths |
Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 79+
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state regulations, technology and safety products, as well as content including:
● De-escalation Q&A in the time of COVID-19
● How to partner with law enforcement and top tips on physical security
● Printable signage from the CDC including hand washing signs, etc.
● Social Distancing signage for printing
● National Restaurant Association Opening Guidelines
● And more!
Protecting Front-Line Workers
1st Federal Case of Its Kind in U.S.; Federal Robbery Charges
COVID-19 Being Used By Shoplifters Nationwide
'Shoplifters coughing to elude security'
It'll be a Big Problem for Quite Some Time
San Francisco: There's a new breed of shoplifter, one who claims to have the
coronavirus in hopes of eluding security, police say.
But what suspects don't know is that what ordinarily could be considered a
petty theft case could be elevated to a felony robbery prosecution, legal
In Vallejo, police are trying to identify a woman who stole merchandise from the
Target store and walked right past the cash registers without paying.
When confronted outside, store security, police say she approached them
and purposely coughed in their faces.
It's a scene that's been repeated across the country in this age of COVID-19,
"people who resisted arrest by either coughing at police officers or by claiming
to have corona as their line of defense," said federal criminal defense
attorney Nick Oberheiden.
The Solano County district attorney's office could potentially argue she used
force or fear to get away from Target workers, the definition of a so-called
"Estes robbery" under state law.
And in the first case of its kind in the country, the U.S. Attorney in
San Francisco has charged two women with federal robbery charges for
allegedly coughing and saying "we have COVID" while stealing from the
Walgreens at Post and Franklin in San Francisco.
"It's coercion by fear or the threat of a biological weapon or virus,"
said John Bennett, special agent in charge of the FBI in San Francisco.
Authorities say Carmelita Barela and Rosetta Shabazz went into the drug store
without masks on and put items into empty bags.
Their haul? Just $92 in merchandise. But under the Hobbs Act, which
allows for federal robbery charges, the key factor is fear of the
illness, not how much is stolen.
Bennett said, "While this is a unique way of using this particular act, it's
very effective" in prosecuting criminals while at the same time
protecting front-line workers.
Breaking News: Fauci touts clinical trial of COVID
drug as 'quite good news'
Remdesivir patients saw a 31 percent improvement over placebo patients, Fauci
said. "Although a 31 percent improvement doesn't seem like a knockout 100
percent, it is a very important proof of concept," Fauci said. What it has
proven is that a drug can block this virus." He added the drug will be "the
standard of care."
Businesses Seek Sweeping Shield From Pandemic Liability Before They Reopen
Business lobbyists and executives are pushing the Trump administration and
Congress to shield American companies from a wide range of potential lawsuits
related to reopening the economy amid the
coronavirus pandemic, opening a new legal and political fight over how the
nation deals with the fallout from Covid-19.
Government officials are beginning the slow process of lifting restrictions on
economic activity in
states and local areas across the country. But lobbyists say retailers,
manufacturers, eateries and other businesses will struggle to start back up if
lawmakers do not place temporary limits on legal liability in areas including
worker privacy, employment discrimination and product manufacturing.
The biggest push, business groups say, is to give companies enhanced
protection against lawsuits by customers or employees who contract the virus and
accuse the business of being the source of the infection.
States Get Jump on CDC Draft Guidelines and Start to Reopen
Over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent the
White House draft recommendations to help business establishments, schools and
places of worship reopen safely by gradually lifting "stay-at-home" state
Among the CDC recommendations: businesses should close company break rooms,
restaurants ought to consider using disposable menus and plates, and students
should eat their lunch in their classroom.
But prompted by frustrated business owners and ordinary citizens tired of
remaining indoors, several states have already begun loosening or abolishing
restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the novel coronavirus. More
states are expected to loosen
business and societal restrictions once the White House formally
releases the CDC guidance.
A Recipe For Aggressive Behavior
72 Percent of Americans Say They'll Hit Mental 'Breaking Point' if Stay-At-Home
Nearly three-quarters of American adults said they will hit a mental
"breaking point" by early June if coronavirus stay-at-home orders extend
through the start of summer, says a recent survey.
Interviews with 1,895 U.S. adults between April 3-6 were led by
a consumer insights agency, which found that 69 percent of Americans are
"extremely worried" about flying on airplanes once the stay-in-place orders are
lifted and 62 percent are worried about going to restaurants.
A majority of respondents said they were concerned about traditional
transportation and business activities when the country does lift coronavirus
pandemic health protections, but 72 percent noted that another month of lockdown
orders will make them hit an emotional "breaking point."
What the CEO's Read
Opinion: Culling the Herd Has Become a Slaughter
'Five Forces Shaping Retail's Post-Pandemic Future'
This is a precarious time for all retailers, but particularly those deemed
non-essential: Inventories are piled up and on-orders slashed; relationships
with suppliers, landlords and employees are fraught; cash is scarce and the
timelines for stores opening and customers responding are murky. Many, if not
most, are focused only on short-term survival.
As we plan for the post-pandemic future, we'd do best to plan for multiple
possible scenarios. For over a decade now, we assumed steady consumer spending
growth, some jockeying among competitors and steady momentum continuing towards
digital. Today, there are so many more variables at play and a much wider
range of outcomes to consider, contingencies to plan for and opportunities
The march to ecommerce has become a sprint, which is perhaps the most
obvious outcome of the coronavirus crisis. Remember several years ago when
website developers adopted the mantra of mobile first? It's clear now the
paradigm for much of retail, today and for the foreseeable future, will be
digital first. For an increasing number of retailers, the primary role of
brick and mortar will be to facilitate digital transactions and promote
brand loyalty through the experiences of showrooming, ordering,
fulfilling, pick-up and return.
The impact of digital first on stores is crystal clear. Even before the
pandemic, a large part of the mall-based, non-essential retail economy was past
maturity and in decline. This crisis will kill off the weak, including
full-scale retail brands, retail locations and shopping centers.
2. Distortion - 3. Depression - 4. Natural Selection - 5. Government - What
Read the full article - For the serious retailers
Meat Workers: 20 Dead - 6,500 Ill From COVID-19
Trump orders meat plants to stay open during COVID-19 pandemic
Staves Off Nationwide Food Shortages
President Trump on Tuesday ordered beef, pork and poultry processing plants to
remain open despite safety concerns and signs executive order. Intends to
shield companies from liability.
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union said Tuesday that
20 frontline workers have died from the novel coronavirus. Another 6,500 U.S.
employees have become either ill or were exposed to the virus. Over 22 plants
have closed across the country.
Tyson Foods ran a
full-page ad in the NY Times Sunday warning that the
country faces a meat shortage: "As pork, beef and chicken plants are
being forced to close, even for short periods of time, millions of pounds of
meat will disappear from the supply chain and saying: As
saying goes society is 9 meals away from food riots.
Editor's Note: This could have had a terrible impact on grocery stores
in general. Not to mention the food supply and nutrition. All of which could
generate security issues we have never seen before if it hit and was sustained
for any period of time. I understand you may be wondering why we've been
covering this. But at the end of the day it is about planning for worst case
scenarios and this could have a huge impact. And quite frankly we're still not
out of the woods on this one.
Doctors Blast White House for Protecting Meat Industry at Expense of Americans'
Waving Goodbye to the Handshake: 7 Alternatives to a Workplace Custom
The time-honored handshake spreads goodwill in the workplace-in job interviews,
at staff meetings and during other face-to-face interactions. But the handshake
also spreads germs.
During the coronavirus pandemic, handshakes have given way to fist bumps, elbow
taps and other greetings that eliminate hand-to-hand contact but don't
necessarily decrease transmission risks associated with coronavirus. Once
people start filtering back to workplaces in great numbers, will they shake
While the handshake probably won't disappear altogether, it likely will be
pushed aside by other methods for people to acknowledge each other. Dr. Anthony
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
and a leader in the fight against the pandemic, advocates an end to the practice
of shaking hands to reduce transmission of the coronavirus and other germs.
Years ago, President Donald Trump, a self-proclaimed germaphobe, called in one
of his books for the disappearance of the handshake.
So, if the traditional handshake loses its place in the workplace-either
temporarily or permanently-what are the alternatives? Here are seven
Offer a Nod and a Smile - Take a 'Dip' - Make a Good First Impression -
Develop a Workplace Code - Take a Bow - Go for 'Namaste' - Focus on Eye Contact
A record-setting flu season's end doesn't ease COVID-19 worries
Starbucks Expects to Open 90% of Stores by June
Chico's to reopen May 4th
The Victoria's Secret Contract That Anticipated a Pandemic
Best Buy resumes 'Geek Squad' and delivery services
NYPD sick rate sinks to 8.8%; down signifantly from 19.8% high
Canada's Loblaw Q1 Food retail comp's up 9.6%, Drug retail comp's up 10.7%,
revenue up 10.7%
Starbucks Q2 Global down 10%, U.S. comp's down 3%, International comp's down
31%, net revenue down 5%
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Vector Security Donates Meals to Lancaster Emergency Medical Services
Association (LEMSA) as Show of Appreciation
Donation feeds 80 Lancaster EMS employees and supports
local eatery Central
LANCASTER, PA, April 29, 2020 – As a show of appreciation for Lancaster
Emergency Medical Services Association (LEMSA), Vector Security, Inc., the
provider of intelligent mobile security and automation solutions to homes and
business, will donate meals to employees on Friday, May 1.
The meal donation will feed approximately 80 employees, including members from
two platoons as well as administrative staff.
“We are pleased to show our appreciation to the hard-working employees of
Lancaster EMS during this time,” said Jim Lorah, General Manager of Vector
Security’s Lancaster Branch. “As a company that prides itself on local service
delivery, community is important to us. This is our way of giving back and
saying ‘thank you’ to those that help protect our citizens.”
“Additionally, in support of local business, we will be ordering these meals
from a local neighborhood favorite…Central Manor Bakery, so we are doing good
while doing business,” Jim added.
Lancaster EMS is the busiest EMS provider in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,
serving more than 260,000 residents in 21 municipalities.
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Retail & Hospitality- ISAC
Join the RH-ISAC on April 30 for Cyber Thursday featuring webinars from URBN,
RH-ISAC and PCI Security Standards Council. URBN will start the day off at
11 a.m. ET with a session on building a culture of cybersecurity in your
organization. RH-ISAC will highlight benefits of membership to new members and
prospective members at 1 p.m. ET. Finally, PCI SSC will round out the day at 3
p.m. ET with a panel of experts that will explore the issue of software security
and what merchants need to know about it. Details and registration below:
CYBER THURSDAY: Security Awareness Training: One Size Does NOT Fit All
Thu, April 30 | 11:10 AM EST
of the more precarious components of cybersecurity is creating a cyber-aware
workforce. How do CISOs and cyber teams engage employees and adapt to the
ever-changing landscape of personas and emerging services within the enterprise?
When Tony Vitello became the CISO at URBN, his first time in a retail
environment, he quickly realized that understanding the employee culture and
landscape was the best way to engage with teams and increase awareness around
cybersecurity. As Tony began this journey, he leveraged five key tactics:
shorten messaging, market cybersecurity as a brand, increase engagement with
events and offerings, use gamification for training, and have a persistent
presence. In this session, Tony shares details on this innovative approach,
successes he's seen, and what he has planned for the future.
1. Understand your audience demographics to create an effective approach to
awareness and training
2. Inform leadership to get buy-in for programs and initiatives
3. Find ways to incentivize employees who are more cyber-aware during their
4. Make it fun!
Speaker: Tony Vitello, CISO, URBN
ELIGIBILITY: This webinar is open to RH-ISAC Core members and retail and
hospitality cybersecurity practitioners eligible for Core Membership. Ineligible
registrants will have their registration canceled. To learn about eligibility,
Email email@example.com with any
NIST Guide: Improving the Cybersecurity of Managed Service Providers
Recommendations to Protect Against
Ransomware and Other Data Loss Incidents
small- and medium-sized businesses use managed service providers (MSPs) to
remotely manage their organization's IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, and
related business operations. As a result, MSPs have become an attractive
target for cyber criminals. When an MSP is vulnerable to a cyber attack, it
also increases the vulnerability to the small- or medium-sized businesses an MSP
The NCCoE published a
quick planning guide for MSPs to minimize the impact of data loss incidents
- such as ransomware, hardware failure, or accidental or intentional data
destruction. The guide provides recommendations to MSPs to conduct, maintain,
and test backup files for themselves and their clients.
For more information, visit the NCCoE's
Improving Cybersecurity of Managed Service Providers project page. This
information is also available on the
NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Corner.
PCI: Additional Remote Assessment Considerations During COVID-19
While PCI SSC does not manage compliance programs and therefore cannot comment
on compliance impacts, we are working hard to provide useful guidance to help
entities and assessors navigate their assessment processes during this time. One
effect of the global travel advisories and restrictions currently in place is
that assessors may not be able to complete onsite PCI assessments at an entity's
This blog post builds on the guidance provided in an earlier post,
Remote Assessments and the Coronavirus, to provide additional direction
for entities and assessors in these unusual circumstances.
IT Security Helped Get Remote Workforce Up & Working Securely
47% of Security Pros Reassigned to IT Tasks (Remote Workers) During COVID-19
Most security practitioners surveyed say their job functions have changed
during the pandemic, and 90% are now working remotely full
Nearly half (47%) of security practitioners surveyed say they've been
temporarily removed from cybersecurity responsibilities to assist with
IT-related tasks as businesses shift to remote work.
(ISC)² polled 256 security pros to learn how the coronavirus pandemic has
changed their work. Its "COVID-19
Cybersecurity Pulse Survey" found 81% of respondents, all of whom are
tasked with protecting their businesses' assets, saying their job functions have
changed during the outbreak. Most (96%) say their organizations have closed
physical work environments in favor of work-from-home policies. Nearly half
(47%) say all employees are now remote, and 49% say at least some are. Ninety
percent of respondents say they themselves are now working remotely full time.
Best Practices vs. Expediency
Overall, 81% of respondents indicate their organizations view security as an
essential function, and an even greater number (92%) say their organizations
are using best practices in securing their remote workforce. Still, the
survey found that half of respondents believe their companies could do more
to secure remote workers.
"Security at this point is a best-effort scenario," said one respondent. "Speed
has become the primary decision-making factor. This has led to more than a few
conversations about how doing it insecurely will result in a worse situation
than not doing it at all."
Another respondent says companies are rushing to implement VPN, remote access
and collaboration tools without due diligence or taking security into account.
Yet another said: "IT wants to relax security controls without due process and
analysis, and the times we are in are exactly the WORST time to do that."
Opinion: Contact Tracing Won't Ever Take Off In the U.S.
Apps to Track the New Coronavirus Have an Old Problem: Getting the Downloads
60% of population has to opt in for contact-tracing apps to work well
"Below that would still have an impact, but it'd be less of an impact," But the
looming challenge will be to convince enough people to hit the download button.
Bluetooth can provide privacy features that might entice more people to opt in
because the technology measures a user's proximity to infected people, Ms.
Wanger said. GPS data, on the other hand, shows physical locations with a
centralized server and can more easily point back to individual users.
Instant notifications of at-risk users, coupled with other measures like
quarantines, could reduce the estimated number of people a contagious person
infects from as many as three without public health interventions to below one,
the replacement rate.
"Our models show we can stop the epidemic if approximately 60% of the whole U.K.
Singapore's TraceTogether app had a 20% download and Australia's COVIDSafe only
8% when they rolled out contact tracing apps in mid-April.
Editor's Note: So the issue is does the U.S. and or the states have a
better download outcome and are the American citizens really ready to be traced?
5-Year-Long Cyber Espionage Campaign Hid in Google Play
OceanLotus targeted Android devices in the so-called PhantomLance
A targeted cyber-spying mission waged by a notorious hacking team out of Vietnam
preyed mainly on Android users in Southeast Asia and evaded detection in Google
Play, APKpure, and other app markets for five years. Researchers at Kaspersky
today revealed details of their study of the attack campaign they call
PhantomLance, which they believe is the handiwork of OceanLotus.
Overview of the latest AWS Security Service - Amazon Detective
Canadian Crime & Counterfeits Spike During Pandemic
Crime data during COVID-19 shows spike in business break-ins, stunt driving
Early data could indicate how pandemic is
influencing crime in Canada
it's still too early to get a picture of how the pandemic may be affecting crime
rates overall, some police forces are reporting initial data and trends they
have noticed in recent weeks, including increases in commercial
break-and-enters and stunt driving.
Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, Vancouver and York Region
police forces are all reporting increases in business break-ins.
Vancouver is reporting an increase of about 100 per cent over the last eight
weeks compared to the same period last year. Close to 600 break-ins were
reported. A snapshot of the weeks between March 18 and April 15 shows an
increase of 147 per cent.
Non-essential businesses have been forced to close, and without crowds of people
out on the streets that might notice suspicious behaviour, thieves are taking
advantage of businesses at a time when many are already struggling financially.
From counterfeit medical masks to fake treatments, criminals cashing in on
Just like the contagion itself, the counterfeiters are finding their way
counterfeit medical masks were stopped at the Canadian border and fake COVID-19
test kits seized at a U.S. airport. Bogus vaccines are selling online and
putrid sanitizer factories crank out weak goop in Italy. Doses of what is
claimed to be chloroquine, an unproven proposed treatment, are for sale on a
Canadian dark web marketplace.
Criminals made a quick pivot to pandemic panic. And just like the contagion
itself, the counterfeiters are finding their way to Canada.
Dubious quality masks, face shields, safety glasses and
disinfectants, as well as supposed treatments, are sold in Canada through online
retailers including those housed on Amazon and Facebook.
Health Canada recently issued a warning over masks and respirators that are
claimed to be N95-rated — which is the gold standard for novel coronavirus
protection — but are in fact substandard fakes.
The players remain largely the same — meaning organized crime groups
previously involved in producing and distributing counterfeit goods such as
high-end running shoes, designer clothing and fake sports jerseys quickly
shifted to new health-related products to suit current demand.
'Never seen anything as catastrophic':
Malls in Canada face massive hit as unpaid rent surges
In the country's enclosed regional malls — a category that includes
Toronto's Eaton Centre — only 20 per cent to 25 per cent of tenants paid rent in
Canada’s malls are facing a wave of skipped rents and could see vacancy rates
triple by year-end, with the coronavirus poised to leave its scars on a fragile
retail sector long after the pandemic ends.
In the country’s enclosed regional malls — a category that includes Toronto’s
Eaton Centre and Pacific Centre in Vancouver — only 20 per cent to 25 per cent
of tenants paid rent in April, according to brokerage firm JLL Canada. Big
box shopping centres and community strip malls took in only a little over half
their expected rent.
“I’ve been in this business over 30 years and I have
never seen anything as catastrophic or as impactful in a negative way in our
business,” Tim Sanderson, who heads retail at JLL Canada, said in an
interview. “It’s the mid-tier smaller-scale landlord that cannot make their
mortgage payments to their lender that are going to be in trouble.”
Malls and main-street shops, bastions of community commerce, were already
under pressure after two years of weak retail sales, rising property taxes and
the shift to e-commerce. Nationwide shutdowns of all but essential stores
during the pandemic have added further strain, with landlords facing lost rental
income and tenant closures. Longer term, fear of new outbreaks may only
accelerate the shift online — even for movies and restaurants, which had
been touted as potential buffers for malls.
Cyberattack behind Manitoba beer shortages
A computer virus is behind a shortage of brews seen at some Manitoba beer
stores. Signs posted at vendors across the province warn customers about
limited stock after the province’s largest supplier of beer was hit with a
computer virus late last month.
Brewers Distributor Ltd. (BDL), which supplies popular beer brands across
western Canada, was the victim of a cyberattack March 25, and it’s impacting
the company’s ability to process orders from liquor stores. Bill Walker, a
spokesperson for BDL, told Global News deliveries are still happening, but not
the way they normally would.
A spokesperson for Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries said they’re working with BDL to
manually process orders to help make sure beer vendors, licensees, and
Liquor Marts receive shipments.
After the pandemic, will you ever use cash again?
Preparations Begin for the Reopening of Retail Stores in Canada
Roots to shutter seven U.S. stores, liquidate American unit
Why Canada isn’t Running Out of Food During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Canadian Government Announces 75% Rent Relief for Small Retailers and Businesses
Statistics Canada launches online tool to explain pandemic's economic impact
Halifax, NS: Multiple stores shut down after "shots fired" emergency alert
The emergency alert was issued to Nova Scotians just after 4 p.m. The alert said
police were on the scene in the wooded area between Haliburton Hills and
Highland Park Heights subdivisions in the community of Hammonds Plains, which is
a suburb of Halifax. Police tweeted at 5:37 p.m. local time there was no
evidence of shots fired in Hubley, Tantallon and Hammonds Plains. An updated
alert message said residents no longer had to shelter in place. Following the
initial alert, multiple stores in Bedford, Sackville and Dartmouth Crossing
were closed down.
(Update) Nova Scotia mass shooting started with assault on girlfriend, ended
with dead gunman at gas station
Sasktatoon, SK: Man threatens to stab customers at Giant Tiger
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL: Police Looking for Man in Connection With Credit Card
Robberies & Burglaries
C-Store - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Campbell River, BC - Armed Robbery
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Facebook Restructures Its Security Teams - Increasing Automation
The social network displaced more than two dozen employees who work on security,
as the company fights threats such as cyberattacks.
The changes, which took place last week, affected Facebook’s
detection-engineering and alert-response teams. The employees, whose duties
included anticipating cyberattacks and preventing hackers from breaching the
platform, were in Facebook’s offices in London, Seattle and Menlo Park, Calif.
Facebook has dissolved and dispersed its security group over the last two years,
the people said. The latest cuts are part of a change in philosophy on security
efforts, spurred by infighting and long-running issues within the department,
Facebook has said that it continued to invest heavily in security, and that the
restructuring was designed to update its methodology.
Its security operations were previously housed together in one large group under
Alex Stamos, the chief information security officer. After Mr. Stamos left
Facebook in 2018, the security teams were reassigned and reported into different
parts of the company, such as engineering and policy. Facebook has since
eliminated the chief information security officer position.
Google Will Require Proof of Identity From All Advertisers
A slew of scams and misleading ads pushed the search giant to expand its
In an effort to fight off fraudulent or misleading online ads, Google will
require that all advertisers across its sprawling network prove who they are and
where they operate, the company said in a
blog post on Thursday.
The names of the companies or people behind ads, as well as their countries of
origin, will begin appearing on Google ads this summer, starting with several
thousand advertisers a month in the United States before expanding worldwide.
The measure, which could take years to implement, is designed as a defense
against businesses and individuals who misrepresent themselves in paid online
promotions, Google said.
Instacart to hire 250,000 new shoppers; adds new safety measures
Online grocery sales up 37% in April
UPS, CVS to launch drone delivery service in Fla.
D&D Daily Survey:
How will COVID-19 impact Loss Prevention & Organized Retail Crime at your stores
as the nation prepares to reopen?
industry values your input! The D&D Daily wants to hear your thoughts
as retail prepares to reopen following
mass closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given the past seven weeks, we've all had a chance to think about what is going
to happen as we reopen the doors, but are we prepared for the impact the
pandemic will have on Loss Prevention and Organized Retail Crime?
What does ORC look like in the coming months? How
are your stores preparing?
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ORC Cases from 2017 - By Dollar Amount
We at the D&D Daily compiled the top ORC cases we reported in 2017, ranked
by dollar amount. Here is the #1 case of the year, with the full 2017 countdown
coming Thursday and Friday.
Russian National Confesses to Major $170M Credit
Card Fraud in Letter to US Court
A Russian national has pled guilty to a US District Court in the state of
Washington on credit card theft amounting to some
$170 million in losses to
businesses and individuals, according to a handwritten confession letter to the
court obtained by Sputnik.
David Burghardt - Roman Seleznev, a native from Russia's Far Eastern region
of Vladivostok, was arrested by US Secret Service agents in the Maldives
in 2014 and transported to Seattle, Washington to face court
on suspicions of cybercrimes that affected hundreds of businesses and thousands
of individuals in Washington. Overall some 3 million credit cards
were suspected of being stolen by Seleznev, though the court was able to
prove only 1.7 million stolen cards.
Akron, OH: 3rd Family Dollar targeted in theft of cigarettes
The front door of a Family Dollar store was smashed out and cigarettes stolen,
police say, the third time a Family Dollar store has been burglarized in two
days. The most recent burglary occurred at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday on South Hawkins
Ave. Police say an alarm was set off at the Family Dollar and that when officers
arrived, they found the glass in the front door had been shattered. An
undetermined amount of cigarettes were stolen.
Mountain Home, AR: Man arrested for theft of $12,000 worth of makeup
A Mountain Home man has been arrested for the alleged theft of over $12,000
worth of makeup from the Merle Norman Studio in Mountain Home. Calvin Larry
Summers is facing two felony charges in the case. Video surveillance from a
nearby business showed an individual preparing to break into the business. On
Saturday, Mountain Home Police officers responded to a welfare check call and
while at the location, they saw an unusually large amount of Merle Norman
cosmetics. An investigator was called to the scene and recognized an individual
at the residence, identified as Summers, as the person who was seen in the
video. While being questioned by police, Summers admitted to the theft.
Boulder County, CO: $35,000 in bikes stolen from Lyons’ Redstone Cyclery
Shootings & Deaths
Cleveland, OH: The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrest Liquor store
Marshals arrested Dorian Lynch, 23, on Tuesday morning in Cleveland's Hough
neighborhood. On March 20 of this year, Cleveland Police were called to a liquor
store at the 4000 block of Lee Road for a shooting. Investigators say Lynch and
a 17-year-old male got into an argument with the victim, 24-year-old Kevin Boyd,
who was inside the store.
Update: Howard County, IN: Man arrested in Walmart shooting faces attempted
Chicago man accused of shooting another man inside Walmart on Saturday afternoon
is now being charged with a Level 1 felony charge of attempted murder. Keith N.
Terrell, 30, is also facing a Level 3 charge of aggravated battery for his role
in the incident, and he is currently being held without bond at the Howard
County jail. The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday when Terrell
and an unidentified male — along with that male’s family members — were involved
in a verbal altercation inside the store that carried over to a physical
argument near the front checkout section, according to a probable cause
affidavit filed through the Howard County Prosecutor’s Office. During that
argument, Terrell pulled out a handgun from inside his waistband and shot the
other male in the abdominal area, the affidavit states.
Robberies, Incidents & Thefts
Houston, TX: Employee fights back as man tries to rob Cricket Wireless store 3rd
County Sheriff's Office deputies are looking for a man they believe has robbed a
Cricket Wireless store a number of times. Surveillance video shows a robbery in
December where the man got away with money, and new video from last Thursday
shows another incident involving what appears to be the same man. Thursday,
however, when the man came in the store, employees fought back. "That's when he
came back and tried to fight me, and that's when I tried to hit him with a
pole," said Kimberly Thompson. Thompson said when they told the culprit to go
away he came behind the counter and that's when a tussle began. One of the
clerks was able to remove the head covering from the man's head, as he ran out
of store. Deputies have a clearer picture of the culprit's face, but he is still
on the run.
Tucson, AZ: Pipe-wielding suspect attacks 77 year old woman, gets away with only
Long Beach, CA: Armed man, 3 teens accused of robbing ice cream truck by
gunpoint in Southern California
Appleton, WI: Police make arrests in Boost Mobile armed robbery
Prince William County, MD: 2 more suspects jailed in connection armed robberies
at area 7-Eleven stores
Lawrenceville, GA: Man named Speedy Gonzalez arrested for mail fraud after
months on the run
Fairbanks, AK: Man sentenced to 3 years for attempted ATM theft
Bikes - Boulder
County, CO – Burglary
C-Store – Waterville,
ME – Robbery
C-Store – Kansas City,
KS – Robbery
CVS – El Paso, TX –
Collectables – Keene,
NH – Burglary
Cricket – Houston, TX
Family Dollar – Akron,
OH – Burglary (3rd in area)
Gas Station – Tulane
County, CA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station –
Rochester, NY – Robbery
Grocery – Atlanta, GA
Pharmacy – Cleveland,
OH – Robbery
Restaurant - Paso
Robles, CA -Armed Robbery (Inside job)
Salon – Columbus, OH –
Thrift – Visalia, CA –
Vape – Prescott, AZ –
• 10 robberies
• 5 burglaries
• 0 shooting
• 0 killed
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