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Driving RFID in Retail

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Joe Coll, Vice President of Asset Protection Operations & Administration, Macy's
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In our 6th episode, we sit down with two RFID subject matter experts at the LPRC Impact Conference at the University of Florida, getting their thoughts on how RFID is progressing and impacting the retail industry.

Ned McCauley, Director Retail Strategic Accounts at Tyco Integrated Security, provides some background on Sensormatic's role in RFID deployment, their current market position, the benefits of RFID applications and long-term industry predictions.

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Apply Now for Vector Security
Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Scholarships

Vector Security, Inc., the provider of intelligent mobile security and automation solutions to homes and businesses, is accepting applications for its Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarship program from now through March 31, 2019. Applications can be submitted via the Vector Security website at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.

The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals - or those who have an interest in loss prevention - seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Vector Security began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this important and rapidly-growing industry. Read more in our vendor spotlight column below. vectorsecurity.com


Sensormatic debuts at the NRF Big Show
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The Sensormatic Solutions brand made its debut at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show, Booth 1919, from Jan. 13-15. The new branding encompasses Sensormatic Solutions' vision of fast forwarding retail by powering operational excellence and creating unique shopping experiences. Stop by booth 1919 to learn about Sensormatic's innovative solutions.

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New Survey Confirms Americans Support Face Recognition
for Retail and Public Safety

New survey data has been released showing that Americans overwhelmingly support the use of facial recognition technology for security use cases. The survey, conducted by the Center for Data Innovation, polled 3,151 U.S. adults in December, asking them a variety of questions about how they view facial recognition.

The survey revealed that Americans are largely comfortable exchanging some privacy for the vast societal benefits that face recognition provides.

The survey revealed:

● Only one in four Americans now believe that the federal government should strictly limit the use of facial recognition technology.
● Only 23.8 percent Americans think facial recognition should be limited by the government if it means stores can't use it to reduce shoplifting
● Only 18.3 percent of Americans think facial recognition should be limited if it comes at the expense of public safety. Read more: facefirst.com

Applied Recognition and Intellicheck Join Forces
to Boost Digital Identity Authentication

Applied Recognition and Intellicheck today announced a new partnership to advance digital identity authentication. Applied Recognition and Intellicheck will incorporate one another's technology into each partner's respective product offerings, combining barcoded identity authentication with facial recognition. The combined, comprehensive technology solutions will heighten identity theft protection, curbing fraudsters' ability to manipulate document, photo and video authentication to perpetrate financial and retail fraud. Read more: intellicheck.com

NASP Announces Advisory Committee Expansion
As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) announces the expansion of its Advisory Committee with the addition of Paul Jaeckle, Vice President of Asset Protection at Meijer Stores and Terry Sullivan, President of the Loss Prevention Foundation. The expansion is part of the organization's plan to intensify its efforts to connect retailers and communities and support collaborative efforts to reduce shoplifter recidivism, which will not only reduce its drain on resources but also reduce losses and improve safety in stores and communities alike.

"The addition of Paul and Terry to this group of retail industry and criminal justice professionals is invaluable to our organization as we enter the next chapter in our history," noted NASP Executive Director Caroline Kochman adding that "It is a great privilege to have this group's collective vision and leadership to guide and assist us." Read more here

Three industry leaders join NRF Board
The National Retail Federation today announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. The NRF board welcomed the new members at its annual winter board meeting during NRF 2019: Retail's Big Show, and they will serve a two-year term until January 2021.

New NRF board members include:

● Anthony Hucker, president and CEO, Southeastern Grocers
● Sergio Rojas, CEO, Dominion Jewelers
● Tiffany Zarfas Williams, owner, Luggage Shop of Lubbock

New NRF executive committee board members include:

● Marla Beck, co-founder and CEO, Bluemercury Inc.
● Miki Racine Berardelli, CEO, KIDBOX
● John Furner, president and CEO, Sam's Club and second vice chair, NRF board

View the current NRF Board of Directors. nrf.com

NRF Foundation Gala raises over $3.2 Million to shape future talent in retail
The fifth annual NRF Foundation Gala took place Sunday at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City, featuring an inspiring awards program and formal dinner that included both silent and live auctions. The star-studded event raised more than $3.2 million to support the Foundation's programs, including educational initiatives, student scholarships and RISE Up, a powerful, industry-backed credentialing program.

The Gala was attended by more than 1,000 retail CEOs and senior executives, industry insiders, celebrities and students who came together to support the future of retail talent and to celebrate The List of People Shaping Retail's Future. In addition, American rapper and record producer Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus Jr. presented NRF's "The Visionary" award to Chip Bergh, Levi Strauss & Co. president and CEO, a recognition for an inspiring leader with a record of transforming the retail industry for the better.

At the Gala, the NRF Foundation also announced the recipients of its Student Challenge and Next Generation scholarships. Kelsey White, a senior at LIM College, was the top recipient of the 2019 Next Generation Scholarship. White, one of five finalists, was awarded a $25,000 scholarship. In addition, the NRF Foundation named Alin Intravisit, Angela Flegert, Caroline McCormack, Lara Voronkov from Fashion Institute of Technology as the top team in the Student Challenge competition; each was awarded a $5,000 scholarship. nrf.com

NRF Foundation Releases The List of People Shaping Retail's Future 2019

Google Sued for Allegedly Covering Up Sexual Misconduct Allegations
A shareholder for Google's parent company Alphabet has sued the tech giant, accusing it of covering up sexual harassment claims against some of its top executives. The lawsuit filed by shareholder James Martin said Alphabet's board of directors, including Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, were directly involved in the coverup. Martin supported his lawsuit with minutes from Alphabet board meetings in 2014 and 2016 concerning Andy Rubin and Amit Singhal, respectively. Both former Google executives left the company after sexual harassment complaints -- Rubin, in particular, received a $90 million exit package even though an internal investigation found the claims against him credible.

The lawsuit is asking Rubin and other high-ranking execs to return their exit packages. It's also asking Alphabet to allow non-management shareholders to nominate at least three board members and to change its stock structure, which currently gives Page and Brin a supermajority voting share. In addition, it wants to end non-disclosure agreements and mandatory arbitrations that prevent sexual harassment claims from going public. entrepreneur.com

Gymboree Expected to File for Bankruptcy for Second Time in Two Years
Plans to close all 900 stores

Children's clothing retailer Gymboree Group Inc. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection this week, with plans to close all 900 of its stores, according to people familiar with the matter. The expected bankruptcy comes less than two years after the retailer's first stint in bankruptcy court, when it closed a portion of its stores and saw lenders take control of the business.

The stores operate under the banners Gymboree, Janie and Jack and Crazy 8. In December, Gymboree announced it began a strategic review of the three brands, which could result in a sale or other transactions at the brand level.

While Gymboree is expected to liquidate, the fate of Janie and Jack stores is still up in the air, one of the people said. If no buyer can be found, the chain could also be liquidated.

At the time of its first bankruptcy filing, Gymboree had more than 1,280 stores, of which it immediately closed 375. Those hundreds of surviving stores continued to weigh down the company. wsj.com

Ollie's Bargain Outlet buying up remains of Toys R Us Stores
Ollie's stock (OLLI) has nearly quadrupled since it went public in 2015. The company has posted 18 straight quarters of comparable store sales growth. Profit has more than tripled since the IPO. On Friday, Ollie's said that store sales during the holidays increased 7.1% from a year ago and raised its guidance.

Ollie's is currently capitalizing on Toys "R" Us' liquidation. It has bought 12 former Toys "R" Us sites and is leasing another six. In November, Ollie's opened its 300th store at an old Toys "R" Us location in Maryland. Stepping into Toys "R" Us spots is one part of Ollie's plan to enter states like Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. It plans to open up to 650 new stores around the country. cnn.com

New solution helps physical stores function more like websites
James Allen, a division of Signet Jewelers, and Value City Furniture are among the first U.S. retailers to deploy a solution that helps personize the in-store shopping experience, boosting store performance in the process.

The two retailers are using Mystore-E's Tore-E, an AI-based personal assistant platform that collects, analyzes and delivers data-driven insights to improve store performance, giving physical stores the same analytical data advantages as their e-commerce sites. Store associates rely on the app to translate real-time customer insights into product recommendations most likely to appeal to shoppers. chainstoreage.com

Macy's marks worst day ever on Wall Street, will shut eight stores in 2019

Sears bankruptcy raises old questions about cost of going broke

Famed Calvin Klein flagship to close in NYC as part of brand restructuring

Sears Is Said to Extend Talks on Lampert's Plan to Rescue Chain

UK retailer Debenhams may close 90 stores, putting 10,000 jobs at risk

Halifax's Marks and Spencer saved from axe as retail giant announces closures

American Eagle (AEO) Reinvents Flagship Stores' Experience

Walmart plans to add 2,000 technology experts to its staff

Ahold Delhaize USA chains introduce robot 'Marty' at 500 stores in robot rollout

American Express - Director - Global Security Operations Center job was removed

Aurora Cannabis - Senior Director, Corporate Security job was removed

Family Dollar - Loss Prevention Director - Southeast was taken down from website

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Apply Now for Vector Security
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$233,460 awarded to date to support loss prevention certification;
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PITTSBURGH, January 15, 2019 - Vector Security, Inc., the provider of intelligent mobile security and automation solutions to homes and businesses, is accepting applications for its Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarship program from now through March 31, 2019. Applications can be submitted via the Vector Security website at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.

The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals - or those who have an interest in loss prevention - seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Vector Security began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this important and rapidly-growing industry.

"As the security needs of multi-site businesses continue to change, including the need to integrate IT and network solutions into loss prevention more closely, it becomes increasingly important for LP professionals to stay current on industry trends and solutions," said Michael T. Grady, LPC, Executive Vice President, Vector Security Networks. Continuing education and certification, such as LPQ and LPC, in this field will help LP professionals meet the challenges of their profession, while providing the best talent."

"We value the contributions loss prevention professionals make to this industry and our commitment to this profession remains strong," Grady added. "Through our scholarship program, we're honored to assist individuals who otherwise may be hindered by the costs associated with obtaining this certification."

Vector Security has awarded 231 scholarships totaling $233,460 since the program began in 2009. The scholarships cover all course and examination fees for retail loss prevention professionals who wish to obtain LPF's Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) or Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications.

In 2012, the scholarship program was expanded into Canada and will continue this year as well. A total of 10 LPQ and 10 LPC scholarships will be awarded to U.S.-based professionals, while another five LPC scholarships will be awarded to Canadian-based professionals.

Anyone currently in the loss prevention industry, or has an interest in the industry, may apply for an LPQ scholarship. Those applying for the LPC scholarship must meet certain eligibility requirements. Detailed information can be found at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.

Average Cost of Cyberattack Now Exceeds $1 Million
A new report by Radware shows that the average cost of a cyberattack now exceeds $1 million.

The 2018-2019 Global Application and Network Security Report noted that for those organizations that calculate (versus estimate) the cost of an attack, that number increases to $1.67M. The top impact of cyberattacks, as reported by respondents, is operational/productivity loss (54%), followed by negative customer experience (43%). What's more, almost half (45%) reported that the goal of the attacks they suffered was service disruption. Another third (35%) said the goal was data theft.  securitymagazine.com

Customer data over two years impacted in OXO International data breach
OXO International, a US-based manufacturer of homeware, has disclosed a data breach which may have exposed customer information over the course of two years.

The incident involved "sophisticated criminal activity" that may have exposed customer's personal information, and customers who entered data on the oxo.com domain between June 2017 and October 2018 according to the manufacturer.

Specifically, data entered between June 9, 2017 -- November 28, 2017, June 8, 2018 -- June 9, 2018, and July 20, 2018 -- October 16, 2018 has potentially been exposed.

The business added that names, billing and shipping addresses, as well as credit card information were involved in the data breach. OXO blamed the incident on "unauthorized code" which found its way on to the company's website. Beyond the code being "malicious", OXO has not revealed any further details concerning how the malware landed on the oxo.com domain or who may be responsible. thepaypers.com

Shutdown a Threat to IT Security Recruitment
As the US inches toward a full month of a government shutdown, concerns over the impact on national security and cybersecurity continue to mount, and according to security experts from Juniper Networks, Untangle and Vectra, the shutdown may affect government IT recruiting and hiring.

With the skills gap being one of the hurdles every company must clear in order to mature in their overall cybersecurity posture, most organizations are trying to get more creative when it comes to recruitment. The government, though, is in its 25th day of a shutdown.

"The biggest impact of the shutdown, in my opinion, is that furloughing cybersecurity analysts creates a vulnerability for government networks. As we all know, the top problem in security today is the shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals, and the cybersecurity skills shortage was already getting worse in 2018 with millions of unfilled cybersecurity jobs," said Nick Bilogorskiy, cybersecurity strategist at Juniper Networks. infosecurity-magazine.com

The quiet threat inside 'internet of things' devices
As Americans increasingly buy and install smart devices in their homes, all those cheap interconnected devices create new security problems for individuals and society as a whole. The problem is compounded by businesses radically expanding the number of sensors and remote monitors it uses to manage overhead lights in corporate offices and detailed manufacturing processes in factories. Governments, too, are getting into the act - cities, especially, want to use new technologies to improve energy efficiency, reduce traffic congestion and improve water quality.

The number of these "internet of things" devices is climbing into the tens of billions. They're creating an interconnected world with the potential to make people's lives more enjoyable, productive, secure and efficient. But those very same devices, many of which have no real security protections, are also becoming part of what are called "botnets," vast networks of tiny computers vulnerable to hijacking by hackers. Read more at: homelandsecuritynewswire.com

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Alibaba claims success in fight against fake goods on Taobao
Just over one in every 10,000 orders on Alibaba's Taobao marketplace last year involved suspected fake goods, the Chinese tech giant has said as it claimed success in reducing piracy on the world's largest e-commerce platform. In its annual intellectual property (IP) protection report last week, Alibaba said big data analysis and closer cooperation with brands and law enforcement had snuffed out counterfeiting on Taobao.

In recent years, Alibaba has publicly intensified its fight against counterfeit goods, even going as far as establishing a research institute - on World Intellectual Property Day last April - to set rules in IP protection.

While the USTR noted that Alibaba had taken positive steps to fight piracy, it said a high volume of infringing products reportedly continue to be sold on Taobao. Experts said counterfeiters have evolved their tactics in their cat-and-mouse game with IP-protection countermeasures on Taobao.

Last November, trademark law journal World Trademark Review found that Taobao remains the go-to platform for fake consumer goods.

A casual check on Monday (Jan 14) showed that fake luxury goods were still easily available on Taobao but under creative code names. Counterfeit Gucci Jackets were labelled "G-house" and knockoff Ralph Lauren polos were peddled under "Little horse brand". Both logos were blurred out or pixelated to prevent automatic flagging by Taobao.

To cater to international buyers, counterfeiters were also increasingly hawking their goods on foreign social media, such as Whatsapp and Instagram, and through third-party image hosting sites such as Yupoo. straitstimes.com

Digital Merchants Too Focused on Fraud at Checkout: Report
E-commerce merchants still focus most of their fraud prevention efforts at the point of the transaction rather than expanding those efforts to meet an evolving threat, a new report asserts. Online retailers will lose $130 billion over the next five years, according to U.K. research firm and consultancy Juniper Research, while they continue to fight an increasingly complex, cross-channel threat using obsolete technology.

In addition to technology that assesses the likelihood of fraud at checkout, researchers said an effective layered solution should include systems that verify identity during login and monitor behavior while shoppers are interacting with the site. According to Online Payment Fraud: Emerging Threats, Segment Analysis & Market Forecasts 2018-2023, merchants are hesitating to implement comprehensive fraud detection and prevention systems like this because they perceive the cost to be too high. As CNP fraud becomes more sophisticated, however, newer layered fraud detection and prevention systems that incorporate authentication and behavioral analytics will provide more ROI than merchants think, said the report's author, Steffen Sorrell. cnpexpo.com




Bethlehem, PA: AT&T thief caught stealing $8,000 in iPhones said he needed money to pay brother's bail; Connected to another AT&T store theft
Pennsylvania State Police in Bethlehem are searching for a man they say cut $8,000 worth of iPhones from a Hanover Township, Northampton County cellphone store display and fled with the goods. The thief used pliers to snip the four phones from displays in plain sight of store employees. When confronted, he told police he needed cash to bail his brother out of jail, police said. Police believe the Northampton County theft is connected to another similar theft at an AT&T store in East Greenville, Montgomery County. lehighvalleylive.com

Chicago, IL: Convicted felon pockets $7k ring from jewelry store
Previously convicted of multiple felony retail thefts

A man was charged with allegedly stealing a ring worth nearly $7,000 on Monday from a jewelry store in the South Loop. James Winston, 55, appeared in bond court Saturday, five days after he pocketed a ring that had a price tag of $6,699 from Kay Jewelers. The jeweler handed him the ring to look at, which Winston took over to a magnifier in the store where he pretended to examine it. Winston then allegedly slipped the ring into his pocket and handed another ring back to the jeweler. The jeweler noticed the difference immediately and questioned Winston, at which point he fled the store. suntimes.com

Exeter Township, PA: Woman diagnosed with kleptomania sentenced
for 13th retail theft
As he prepared to sentence an Exeter Township woman for her 13th retail theft conviction Monday, Judge Patrick T. Barrett said he didn't know if there was anything he could do to help change the diagnosed kleptomaniac. The 63-year-old woman's retail theft history dates back to 1995 and includes stints in prison, on house arrest and on probation. Her most recent sentence in June 2016 called for a year of house arrest during six years of probation and for Heller to undergo psychiatric treatment and continue therapy throughout the entirety of the sentence. readingeagle.com

Decatur, IL: Man swaps barcodes to pay 48 cents for $300 in Walmart items
A man who switched barcode labels in a Decatur store and tried to walk away having paid 48 cents for items valued at nearly $300 was caught before he made it out the door, police said. The affidavit quoted the man as telling officers he had been told "about a scam" involving swapped barcodes and wanted to see if it would work. The affidavit described how he switched codes from Kool-Aid packets for a KitchenAid food mixer and a Lego toy set together valued at $298.97. herald-review.com

Middletown, CT: Pair arrested for $1,000 theft from Bob's Store; Police discover stolen merchandise, two handguns, five crack pipes & 2.66 grams of crack cocaine

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Shootings & Deaths

Baltimore, MD: Man fatally shot by liquor store employee during attempted robbery
A man who attempted to rob a Canton liquor store and was shot by an employee has died from his injuries, according to the Baltimore Police Department. The robbery attempt at the House of Spirits liquor store Saturday night marked the second time in two months the shop had been held up at gunpoint. A man armed with a gun entered the store at 2300 Fleet St. and announced a robbery, and he was shot by a store employee who also had a gun, police said. The suspect fled the shop and collapsed on the 500 block of Collington Ave. He was taken to a hospital and died Saturday night, according to police. baltimoresun.com

Pineville, NC: Employee shoots and kills person inside Carolina Place Mall;
Part of 'ongoing dispute' between employee and customer

Police in a North Carolina town say a person was shot and killed during a dispute at a store inside a mall. Multiple news outlets report the shooting occurred shortly after midday Sunday in the DTLR store in Carolina Place Mall in Pineville and that a suspect is in custody. The altercation involved an employee and someone entering the shoe and fashion store, and it appears to have been neither a random act nor related to a robbery. 660citynews.com

Richmond, VA: Shot fired at knife-carrying robber who may have struck 14 times in 13 days
Prior to hitting the Carytown store, there had been a robbery call at the A-Plus store in Chesterfield County. Then, in the heart of the city, Crime insider sources said the robber was at it again. Except this time he walked into the Cary Street Mini-Mart with a knife, and terrorized a female clerk until the owner's son stepped in and fired a shot. Police believe the suspect may have suffered a graze wound, Crime Insider sources said. The robber has shown up in surveillance video all over Central Virginia. In all, Crime Insider sources believe the robber with a knife has struck at least 14 times in 13 days. wtvr.com

Cleveland, OH: Brother of Cleveland mayor shoots two armed men during grocery store robbery
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's brother fired four gunshots at two armed men robbing a grocery store where he works, according to police reports. William M. Jackson, 70, told police he fired four shots at the two robbers after they pulled out guns and tried to rob the store where he works. Dan Williams, the mayor's spokesman, did not return a message seeking comment. No arrests or formal charges have been filed in the case. cleveland.com

Charlotte, NC: Man shot & killed inside cell phone store; motive unknown

Tempe, AZ: 1 injured in shooting behind Fry's grocery store

Albuquerque, NM: Police investigate shooting at Target

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Las Vegas, NV: 'Please don't hurt us': Four men carrying rifles terrorize smoke shop in armed robbery
An in-store surveillance camera captured a violent armed robbery at a smoke shop in west Las Vegas over the weekend. Surveillance video showed four masked men armed with handguns and rifles entering the store and demanding two managers inside to the ground. "Please please don't hurt us, just take it," one of the managers can be heard saying on the video. The robbery lasted about eight minutes, according to the surveillance footage. A manager was forced to open the register as another suspect opened up display cases and took what they could, as seen on the video. At one point, one of the suspects was pointing a rifle over the counter, straight at one of the employees lying face down. ktnv.com

St. Ann, MO: Officer injured, two charged in 'crazy' bi-state police chase after theft from Menard's
A man and woman have been charged in a high-speed chase from St. Ann to Bellefontaine Neighbors on Sunday that included a crash that injured an officer. It began when an off-duty St. Ann police major heard a description of a vehicle wanted in a theft from a Menards store. The major spotted the vehicle, a Dodge Ram pickup with two large doors and other stolen items in the back. At one point, the driver handed the female passenger a handgun, and she tried to throw it into the river. The gun didn't make it to the river and an officer was able to recover it. The officer's vehicle slammed into a concrete median and the pickup slid to a stop. Both suspects ran. The woman was tackled to the ground after a foot chase and the man dropped to the ground. The officer was taken to a hospital where he was treated for a fractured chin, broken nose and a concussion. stltoday.com

Milford, DE: Couple steals customer's credit card at Peebles, then uses it for Walmart purchases
Milford Police are currently working to identify suspect(s) who they say stole a person's wallet at a local department store. According to officials, the incident happened at the Milford Peebles store, located at 654 N DuPont Blvd, on December 7th between 3 PM and 5 PM. The suspects (pictured above) then allegedly used one of the victim's stolen credit cards at the Milford Walmart on the same day, after the theft occurred. wmdt.com

Southwest Louisiana: Four armed robberies in two weeks could be connected

Manchester, NH: Two men arrested in connection with string of c-store robberies

Hamburg, NY: Police looking to identify person after Walmart theft

Orange, CT: Woman accused in $600 Target theft


C-Store - Killeen, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Ashtabula, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Spartanburg, SC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Chesterfield County, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Chicopee, MA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Rochester, NH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Maidencreek Township, PA - Robbery
C-Store - Ypsilanti Township, MI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Marlboro County, SC - Robbery
C-Store - Richmond, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Elizabeth City, NC - Armed Robbery
Cell Phone Store - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery
Cell Phone Store - Washington Heights, NY - Armed Robbery
Coin Store - Moline, IL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Pulaski, GA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Jennings, LA - Armed Robbery
Dollar Store - Muskegon, MI - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Youngstown, OH - Robbery
Family Dollar - Tecumseh, OK - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Kinder, LA - Armed Robbery
GameStop - Berkeley County, SC - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Rowan County, NC - Armed Robbery
Grocery Store - Bryan, TX - Armed Robbery
Grocery Store - Cleveland, OH - Armed Robbery/Shots Fired
Jewelry Store - Carmel Mountain Ranch, CA - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Baltimore, MD - Armed Robbery / Suspect shot & Killed
Liquor Store - Bardwell, KY - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Balitmore County, MD - Armed Robbery
Shoe Department - Thomasville, GA - Armed Robbery
Smoke Shop - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
Verizon - El Cajon, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Frederick, MD - Armed Robbery


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33 robberies
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2 shootings
1 killing





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5 Ways Employee Engagement Makes Your Company More Competitive
There are many benefits to enjoying high levels of engagement from your team, but it's not just about making them feel better or happier at work. High employee engagement gives your organization a distinct set of advantages over your competition. Here are five examples. More productive



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If you ever think your job is in jeopardy, then you're probably right. Hearing the footsteps isn't a pleasant thing, but not hearing them is a fatal blow and probably means you're not listening. It's always important to keep your ears to the floorboards and read your environment as best you can every day, because as we've seen over the last few years, no one is immune in this economy and what you've done for them today drives where you'll be tomorrow. That "Doing More With Less" philosophy isn't just an expression for the masses, it's for every executive in every job and what more can you be doing?

Just a Thought,
Gus Downing


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