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Raymond Sosa, CFI named Divisional Asset Protection Director - Washington, DC Metro Area for CVS Health
Raymond was previously the Director of Loss Prevention for the retailer in the greater Chicago area for over two years. He was also their Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager for over three years. Raymond has also held other loss prevention and risk services roles such as Senior Manager of Risk Services for Axcess Financial, National LP Manager for Sears Holdings Corporation and Regional Investigator for Stage/Bealls/ Palais Royals. Raymond earned his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health and his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. Congratulations Raymond!

Jon Parrett promoted to Head of Loss Prevention for The Walking Company

Jon was previously the Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager for this retailer before getting promoted this year. He's held other loss prevention roles for such retailers as Stein Mart Inc. as their Area LP Manager and for Gap Inc. as LP - Supply Chain Investigations, Distribution. Congratulations Jon!

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Lake Wales, FL: Florida mall explosion: Manhunt under way after pipe bombs detonated in shopping centre
A manhunt is under way after two pipe bombs exploded at a shopping centre, police in Florida said. No one was hurt and no shoppers were near the devices when they detonated at the Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales, around 30 miles east of Tampa. The mall was evacuated following the explosions, which went off at around 5.30pm in a small corridor which is off limits to the public. Lakes Wales Deputy Police Chief Troy Schulze told reporters: "It's very concerning to us.

"People [were] here shopping, just enjoying a Sunday afternoon or evening with their families, and literally, boom." He said around 100 people were in the shopping centre at the time and that it was fortunate no one was close to the explosions, which caused a small fire. He added that the incident was not being treated as terrorism "at this time", and said witnesses had reported seeing a stocky, white middle-aged man running from the scene, who was being sought as a "person of interest". talahassee.com

Amazon Go Checkout 'Feels Like Shoplifting'
Amazon opens its first cashier-less retail store in Seattle

Amazon is throwing open the doors to its first cashier-less grocery store, dubbed Amazon Go, in Seattle on Monday, January 22.

The company first revealed its plans for its futuristic retail experience back in December 2016, describing how you could simply waltz into a shop with your phone that has the company's app installed, pick items off the shelves, and walk out without bothering to check them out; you'd simply be billed automatically via your Amazon account.

Since then, it's been trialing the store and its advanced computer vision tech (cameras installed along store shelves track the items you pick up); last March, it ran into technical difficulties when more than 20 people shopped simultaneously, and so had to delay the official launch.

But it looks like Amazon has worked out those kinks and is now ready to let people give this a Go in downtown Seattle, where its shop occupies 1,800 square feet and offers everything from staples to snacks to alcohol.

As The New York Times notes, the store isn't entirely devoid of human staff - just cashiers. You'll find employees waiting to assist you in case you face any issues, as well as chefs preparing meals that you can buy, and others checking IDs before letting you grab bottles of liquor. Oh, and you'll need the app in order to get past the subway-style barriers and begin shopping.

The company is keeping mum about whether it plans to open more Go stores, but if it's keen on the concept, it'll have competition to worry about. Last month, Recode reported that Walmart was working on a similar idea under the codename Project Kepler. businessinsider.com

At Amazon Go, checking out feels like - there's no other way to put it - shoplifting. It is only a few minutes after walking out of the store, when Amazon sends an electronic receipt for purchases, that the feeling goes away.

Actual shoplifting is not easy at Amazon Go. With permission from Amazon, I tried to trick the store's camera system by wrapping a shopping bag around a $4.35 four-pack of vanilla soda while it was still on a shelf, tucking it under my arm and walking out of the store. Amazon charged me for it. nytimes.com

Former Pilot Flying J sales executive testifies he complained
to firm's president about fraud

When former Pilot Flying J sales executive Dan Peyton learned a trucking company had been defrauded by his colleagues, he told jurors Thursday he dialed up the truck stop giant's then-president.

"They told the carrier they were going to give him one deal, and they didn't," Peyton testified Thursday in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga. "I told (former Pilot Flying J president) Mark (Hazelwood) ... they cheated the customer. Mark said he would take care of it, that (Pilot Flying J) would pay the money that was owed." knoxnews.com

Wells Fargo ends fight with a whistleblower in fake-accounts scandal
Wells Fargo has put an end to a well publicized fight with Claudia Ponce de Leon, a former retail bank manager who blew the whistle on its sham-accounts scheme that ultimately affected 3.5 million Americans.

Both sides say they reached a settlement this month, though its terms are confidential. The agreement signals a possible shift in legal strategy for Wells as it appears to be the first instance in which the bank has voluntarily ended one of its lengthy fights with any of the whistleblowers it fired after they spoke up about the creation of fake accounts. financial-planning.com

Philadelphia woman sues Kohl's over false theft claim
A former Kohl's employee has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the retailer and a loss-prevention officer falsely accused her of theft, resulting in $10,000 worth of lawyer fees and more than a year of legal wrangling before the case was dismissed. mainlinemedianews.com

ADT Marks IPO and First Day of Trading on New York Stock Exchange
ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) opened for trading today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ADT" following its initial public offering. ADT is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada, with approximately 7.2 million customers and nearly 18,000 employees.

ADT Chief Executive Officer Timothy J. Whall, joined by members of ADT's senior executive team and board of directors, rang the NYSE Opening Bell, followed by a visit to the DMM location on the Trading Floor to observe the price discovery process. The process culminated with the ringing of the First Trade Bell by Mr. Whall, which signified the opening of the stock. businesswire.com

'Sleeping with the Enemy'
Kohl's shares could pop 50% as Amazon partnership ramps up

Kohl's is "sleeping with the enemy" and that's a good thing, according to Jefferies analyst Randal Konik.

It's no surprise Amazon has been dubbed the enemy of the retail world, stealing market share from traditional players. But some (including Nike and Sears) have decided it's better to work with the e-commerce giant than clash and compete.

Last October, Kohl's started selling Amazon's smart home products and accepting the online retailer's returns at a handful of its U.S. stores. Since then, some people have made the case for Amazon outright acquiring Kohl's for its real estate and loyal customer base.

The partnership between the two is a "win for both companies," Konik said Friday. "We anticipate the pilot to roll out nationally and provide KSS stores with stronger traffic and is a nice added convenience for AMZN shoppers." cnbc.com

Zombie retailers close stores nationally, hoping for an online afterlife
In retail, some brands that could no longer cut it with brick-and-mortar stores are getting a second wind in the digital world.

The idea of going exclusively digital runs counter to the strategy of some successful online retailers, such as the eyewear maven Warby Parker and the menswear retailers Bonobos and Tommy John, which are opening stores. But analysts say the online-only approach will likely continue due to the high costs of rent and staff and the decline in mall traffic.

"Wall Street is increasingly using the term zombie for any retailer that is struggling, as a kind of walking-dead euphemism," said Garrick Brown, head of retail research at Cushman & Wakefield.

The notion of the "zombie retailer" really came into vogue after the bankruptcy of Circuit City in 2008, Brown said. Though the retailer was liquidated, its intellectual property was bought in 2016 and the brand reemerged as an online consumer electronics retailer.

"But when it reappeared online, it was only the same company as before in name only," he said. "It was a retailer that died and came back to life but in a form that while familiar, was totally different. A zombie." chicagotribune.com

Retailers keeping most of the windfall from tax cuts
Years of slow wage growth and record profits followed by a massive corporate tax cut have enabled businesses including retailers such as Walmart to raise pay for hourly workers and hand out one-time bonuses. The vast majority of the gains, however, are not going to employees but to employers and investors. retailwire.com

L Brands' Wexner calls out Trump's 'unacceptable behavior'
Last August, L Brands founder and Chairman Leslie H. Wexner joined the list of business leaders condemning the white supremacists who demonstrated in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Donald Trump's response to them.

A week ago, Wexner showed that his online activism isn't going to be a one-time thing. Wexner took to streaming video again a day after President Trump reportedly used vulgar language when discussing immigration in an Oval Office meeting. Trump's remarks, Wexner said, prompted him to repeat what he said in August: "This is not acceptable." dispatch.com

Jimmy Johns pulls sprouts from menu at all 2,727 franchise locations
Jimmy Johns Friday did something it has done in the past after one or more of its sandwich franchises was linked to an outbreak of foodborne illnesses: It ordered sprouts temporarily off the menu at all of its locations.

In a statement, Jimmy Johns management said the temporary sprout ban is a "precautionary measure" while it investigates seven food safety complaints from consumers in Illinois and Wisconsin during the last week of December 2017. foodsafetynews.com

Parent company of 7-Eleven agrees to divest some US stores in $3.3B Sunoco deal
Seven & i Holdings Co Ltd, the Tokyo-based parent company of the 7-Eleven network of stores, agreed to sell and divest some of its stores in its proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of 1,100 Sunoco LP outlets, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Friday. reuters.com

6 top retailers make Fortune's Most Admired list
Fortune Magazine has released its list of the World's Most Admired Companies, with several retail players making the Global Top 50 List. Key companies on the list, in descending order, were Amazon (3), Costco (12), were CVS Health (27), and Target (39), Walmart (42) and Publix (49). drugstorenews.com

UK Supermarket Tesco to shed up to 1,700 jobs in new management shake-up

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Staples Cuts Up to 600 Corporate Jobs - Including Top LP Positions
Eliminating VP and Director-Level Positions
Inside sources say up to 600 corporate jobs across the board will be eliminated at Staples. The VP of Global Loss Prevention and Director of Global Loss Prevention Operations/Systems positions have been cut, along with cuts in ORC, field and hourly LP staff positions. framinghamsource.com

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Pep Boys LP Team Member Brian Eaton, 42, passes away

GoFundMe page set up to help with daughters' college expenses

Brian Stephen Eaton, 42, of Midland, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. He unknowingly suffered from arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Brian was born November 28, 1975 in Lake County, FL to the late John Eaton and Nancy Moody of Waycross, GA. He was preceded in death by his brother, Eric Eaton.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Glynis Lenihan Eaton of Midland; daughters, Ava Eaton (12) and Kate Eaton (9); mother, Nancy Moody; sister, Danielle Nissen; brother, John Eaton; niece, Bailey Nissen; nephew, Dexter Eaton; and mother and father-in-law, Cynthia Rich and Lawrence Lenihan.

Brian was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He graduated as a Criminal Justice major from Appalachian State in 1999, and worked as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Pep Boys. Brian was a master carpenter, had a passion for working on antique cars and projects on his tractor. There wasn't anything that Brian could not build or fix. He and his wife bought their dream home four years ago, and through their partnership and teamwork he made her vision for their home come to life. Brian's hands stamped and transformed every part of the family home, turning it into a true homestead and destination full of experiences for family and friends. He spent his time outdoors with his girls riding four wheelers and always finding opportunities to teach them how to do new things and activities. He also enjoyed working with his neighbor, El, and was an avid University of Georgia football fan. Brian was definitely one of a kind, a true man's man, and there was nothing he wouldn't do for his friends and family.

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Understanding Supply Chain Cyber Attacks
Today's cybersecurity landscape has changed dramatically due to digitalization and interconnectivity. While the benefits of each push businesses toward adoption, security risks associated with interconnectivity between networks and systems raise major concerns. Everything-as-a-service removes traditional security borders and opens the door to new cyber attacks that organizations might not be prepared to recognize or even deal with.

Moving resources into the hands of the final consumer now involves creating systems that handle, distribute, and process goods using a complex network of suppliers and services. These supply chains are what cybercriminals try to exploit, as third-party suppliers usually have some level of access to their customer's network. This, coupled with an advancing software stack that's integrated with critical internal infrastructures, increases the attack surface that threat actors can exploit to breach perimeter defenses. darkreading.com

How do you secure the cloud? New data points a way
The march toward the cloud for data and services has many companies rethinking their approach to cyber security. Do they need a cloud security strategy? What is different about a cloud security strategy? Two recent surveys have shed light on how security strategies are changing, and more important, how they should change.

Placing more IT infrastructure in the cloud is in some ways more secure than having it in house. For instance, you can be reasonably sure that the system is running the latest version with the proper patches in place. Cloud service providers are also building in new capabilities such as using machine language for anomaly detection. However, it also presents new risks, some of which is the result of misunderstanding how to manage cloud security. csoonline.com

Wearables open a new door for payment fraud
The evolution of wearable devices is taking place at a staggering rate. From simple fitness trackers to tethered and stand-alone smartwatches, a tremendous amount of sensitive personal and financial information is being passed from device to device, device to cloud and wrist to wrist, putting consumer privacy and security - as well as enterprise data - at risk.

The rise of mobile device fraud, combined with the amount PII and sensitive information transmitted by smartwatches and other wearables, means information security professionals must remain even more vigilant about mobile device security - with a special focus on the unique risks posed these devices.

To protect paired mobile devices from wearable point-of-entry attacks, organizations should implement multi-factor authentication protocols which leverage the latest biometric technology, and also invest in digital authentication and fraud prevention solutions.

Organizations should seek to authenticate at the device-level to offer the strongest level of identity verification. A permanent device ID is one way to identify a device and establish the first layer of trust. A mobile phone has thousands of unique identifying attributes that are part of the device itself and can be used to uncover and analyze risk factors that could lead to potentially fraudulent activities. paymentssource.com

New PCI SSC program aims to increase ranks of qualified security assessors
The PCI Security Standards Council is accepting applications for its new Associate Qualified Security Assessor program. According to a press release, the initiative aims to attract cybersecurity talent to the payment card industry and ensure the quality of QSA services for merchants and service providers.

QSA companies are certified by the PCI SSC to perform on-site assessments of a company's PCI Data Security Standard compliance. The AQSA program helps QSA providers to develop cybersecurity professionals as QSAs under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

"An overall shortage of cybersecurity talent is making it difficult for QSA companies to find suitable new assessors," Mauro Lance, chief operating officer at PCI SSC, said in the release. "As a result, assessors are increasingly expensive to hire and retain, driving assessment costs up for merchants that rely on their services. atmmarketplace.com

Scotland: Robot working in a supermarket FIRED after a week
as it scares human customers

A robot working in a local supermarket lasted only a week before it was fired for making the customers uneasy. Nicknamed "Fabio", the robot's employment was part of an experiment run for a BBC programme to see if it could integrate with human shoppers.

Fabio was placed in the flagship Edinburgh store of Scottish supermarket chain Margiotta. It's job was to interact with customers through jokes and greetings and help them locate items within the store.

While Fabio initially started out strongly, it soon became clear that the cyborg wasn't going to be replacing a human worker any time soon. mirror.co.uk

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The Strategic Risk Of E-Commerce Fraud
As e-Commerce channels account for an ever-increasing share of consumer and business spending, payment fraud grows virtually in lockstep - and poses an ever-higher performance risk to its enterprise victims.

Total payment card fraud volume worldwide rose 19% from 2015 to 2016, according to The Nilsen Report, a trade newsletter covering the card and mobile payment industries. That outpaced the 15% gain in card transaction volume. The problem was particularly bad in the U.S., where 12.75 cents of every $100 in transaction volume was fraudulent last year, compared with 3.73 cents for all other regions of the world combined.

The cost of fighting fraud - and the penalties for failure - can be so substantial that they represent a performance risk to merchants, especially those that derive most of their sales online.

In a recent survey of 155 senior finance executives by CFO Research in collaboration with Vesta, more than four in 10 respondents - 43% - say the risk of fraud has interfered with their organizations' efforts to develop new products or services or caused them to make changes to their business models. That number swells to 53% for companies that derive more than 90% of their revenue from e-Commerce. For those that use only internal resources to detect and assess fraud rather than enlisting the aid of a third-party fraud prevention solution, the figure jumps to 55%. retailtouchpoints.com

Buy&Sell: A Secure and Safe Digital Marketplace for the Blockchain Era
This is something that has more or less become part and parcel of doing business transactions on the internet. When dealing with individuals or small companies there is often a sense of worry after you put enter your financial information into an online form, and see the money taken out of your account. You have no sense of security, and you don't necessarily feel sure you will get what you ordered.

Buy&Sell is making this a problem of the past. Up until recently the technology just wasn't there. Someone was always going to have to act on faith and just trust the other. Either you were the seller and sent the product before payment was received (rare) or you were the buyer and sent the payment and trusted that the seller would put it in the mail upon reception of the product (more common).

Luckily Buy&Sell is using blockchain technology as well as their in-house proprietary system to help make these issues problems of the past.

When it comes to fraud prevention, the utilization of the blockchain is crucial. Not only does it do payment tracking and give an honest account of the payment history of the buyer, Buy&Sell uses the blockchain to track the history of items themselves, giving customers a better idea of the history of their used or second-hand products.

The use of cryptocurrency allows for two crucial things: both parties, as well as an arbitrating party, can see, with perfect accuracy, how much money left a wallet and how much entered another. In this way, it is impossible to lie about not having received payment or about having already sent the payment, etc. bitcoinist.com

eBay Announces Retail Revival Pilot Program
eBay is partnering with the city of Akron, Ohio in a pilot program to help small, local businesses "harness power of technology and participate in the global marketplace." Retail Revival will provide Akron startups and established retailers with services, training, and marketing to help them expand their businesses through the eBay platform. Between 30 - 40 Akron and Warren businesses will participate in Retail Revival, and the eBay CEO said the program would help them sell "not just in Akron, but around the world." ecommercebytes.com

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Santa Cruz, CA: Police say Toys R US robbery was Orchestrated and Sophisticated plan
Santa Cruz County sheriff's officials said Friday that they are seeking the public's help in identifying a group of thieves who robbed a toy store. On Friday afternoon, sheriff's officials released surveillance video that shows thieves engaged in a recent theft at a Toys R Us store. The suspects orchestrated a sophisticated plan to rob the store, and are believed to have robbed other stores as well, sheriff's officials said. abc7news.com

Blue Ash, OH: Pair arrested in area stolen Credit/Gift Card operation, 1 suspect leads police on chase in stolen car
Two people Blue Ash police said were involved in a multi-jurisdictional theft operation have been arrested. One of the suspects led police on a chase in a stolen car from Cincinnati Friday morning. Blue Ash police said Greiwe and Haleigh Thomas are connected to thefts across our area. Police said the pair took things from unoccupied cars. Hamilton County court records show Thomas had stolen credit cards and gift cards when she was arrested. Greiwe is behind bars on charges including felony assault, receiving stolen property, misuse of credit cards and aggravated trespassing. Thomas is charged with receiving stolen property. wlwt.com

Redding, CA: 2 Arrested for ID Theft after Charging $10K in Stolen Credit Cards
Police have arrested two women suspected of identity theft, after a Redding woman had her wallet stolen while shopping. According to the RPD, the ID theft began Friday, at the TJ Maxx. Police said within an hour of the theft, 44-year-old Elisa Bearden of Redding began receiving notifications from her credit card providers that her cards were being used at multiple locations in Redding. Bearden went to the Mt. Shasta Mall and went to Macy's and worked with loss prevention to find the suspects on video surveillance.

Authorities located the two female suspects inside the mall at Foot Locker and were identified as Camila Fernandez and Julietta Smith. Both suspects were uncooperative and had to be detained in handcuffs, and authorities searched the suspects and it revealed that they had numerous items stolen from Bearden. They also had a "booster bag" and a large powerful magnet. A search of both suspects revealed they already made a fake Nevada ID card using Bearden's name, but with a picture of Fernandez. Both the suspects charged nearly $10,000 in Bearden's credit cards within a two hour period, and they also stole $6,000 in cash from Bearden's wallet. actionnewsnow.com

Forney, TX: Burglar steals thousands in Eyeglass Frames from 20/20 Sight
Information is being sought in connection with a burglary at 20/20 Sight of Forney earlier last week. The burglary was reported just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the 20/20 Sight of Forney. The front door of the business was smashed in and several thousand dollars in merchandise were reportedly stolen. inforney.com

El Cerrito, CA: CVS busts 2 thieves dismantling a Security case containing Electric toothbrushes and razors
The CVS on San Pablo Avenue called police about a pair of shoplifters. A 26-year-old man and 26-year-old woman, both from Oakland, dropped concealed merchandise on seeing officers. "They also attempted to disassemble a shelving unit in order to access the electric toothbrushes and electric razors which were secured behind Plexiglas. One of the subjects was on probation for theft in both Contra Costa and Alameda County. eastbaytimes.com

Albuquerque, NM: Thieves steal two rare birds from pet store valued at $3,000

Sugar Land, TX: Police release video of $72,000 Jewelry Exchange Grab & Run

Celina, OH: Police Traffic Stop results in $75,000 recovery of stolen merchandise

Oroville, CA: Police Investigating 'high dollar' Walmart shoplift; 3 suspects being sought

Madison, WI: Hy-Vee Loss Prevention nabs suspects with 20 cans of stolen Baby Formula

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Shootings & Deaths

Houston, TX: Police say a shooter killed a 75-year-old man in an H-E-B parking lot
An altercation allegedly involving three men in a southeast Houston H-E-B parking lot Saturday afternoon reportedly resulted in the death of a 75-year-old man. Police said they received a dispatch call to the grocery store, where they found That Huu Le shot to death. Witnesses said the incident followed a confrontation with two black males, during which the shooting suspects fired upon Le multiple times. chron.com

Garland, TX: C-Store Clerk shot and killed during Robbery
Police are trying to find two men they say tried to rob a Garland convenience store and killed the clerk. Shortly before midnight Saturday night, Garland officers were flagged down by a customer who walked in after the attempted robbery and saw the victim on the floor inside the Exxon gas station. nbcdfw.com

Fairfield Twp., OH: Teenager shot and wounded in Drug Deal gone bad in Walmart parking lot
Fairfield Twp. police are continuing their investigation of a drug deal that resulted in a teenager getting shot in the leg Saturday afternoon in a Walmart parking lot. Detectives are working to piece together surveillance video of the parking lot at the Walmart. The teenager was shot after meeting the suspect for the drug deal in the parking lot. whio.com

Houston, TX: Drive-by Shooting outside Grocery Store may have been Gang Related; 1 man wounded
Police believe a drive-by shooting that left a man injured in southeast Houston might have been gang related. Gunshots rang out outside the Payless Super Market around 3 p.m. Houston police said suspects in a tan car opened fire on two men standing next to their vehicles in the parking lot. One man was struck in the knee and was taken to the hospital. The other man was not hit. abc13.com

Pasadena, TX: 1 man shot and wounded in Applebee's parking lot

Robberies & Thefts

Collierville, TN: Kroger Pharmacy and Walmart parking lot Armed Robberies
Police are investigating two armed robberies that happened within 24 hours of one another. Police say Saturday night, someone robbed a woman in the parking lot of the Walmart on Poplar and Friday night, someone held up the Kroger Pharmacy on Byhalia Road. localmemphis.com

Las Vegas, NV: Robbery attempt ends in shootout with clerk
No one was injured after an attempted robbery and shootout at a central valley convenience store. Two men in their 20s armed with handguns tried to rob the convenience store, Police said, but ended up in a shootout with a clerk. reviewjournal.com

Manatee County, FL: Suspect apprehended in 7-Eleven and O'Reilly Auto Parts Armed Robberies

Arson & Fire

Kingston, NH: Suspect arrested in Arson / Burglary of Carriage Towne Market


BP - South Strabane Township, PA - Armed Robbery
Boost Mobile - Miamisburg, OH - Robbery
C-Store - Garland, TX - Armed Robbery / Clerk shot and killed
C-Store - Magnolia, TX - Robbery
C-Store - Ithaca, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Almaville, TN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Myrtle Grove, FL - Burglary
C- Store - Henderson, NV - Robbery
C-Store - Boyce, VA - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Cricket Wireless - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Wichita, KS - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Eyeglass Store - Forney, TX - Burglary
Game Vault - Omaha, NE - Burglary
Jewelry Exchange - Sugar Land, TX - Robbery
Kroger - Collierville, TN - Armed Robbery
Little Caesars - Grand Rapids, MI - Robbery
McDonald's - Vail, CO - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Goose Creek, SC - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - St Louis, MO - Armed Robbery
Petland - Albuquerque, NM - Robbery
Pharmacy - Colorado Springs, CO - Robbery
Restaurant - Queens, NY - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Shorewood Hills, WI - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Monongahela, PA - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Kannapolis, NC - Robbery
Shell - Severn, MD - Armed Robbery
Shell - South Haven, MI - Armed Robbery
Starbucks - San Bruno, CA- Armed Robbery
Tobacco Shop - Laconia, NH - Robbery
Turkey Hill - Ephrata, PA - Armed Robbery
Tye Dye Sky - Willoughby, OH - Robbery
Walgreens - Colorado Springs, CO - Robbery (Lexington Dr)
Walgreens - Colorado Springs, CO - Robbery (Rangewood Dr)
Walmart - Collierville, TN - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Hampton, VA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
34 robberies
3 burglaries
1 shooting
1 killing





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DICK'S Sporting Goods is seeking an experienced multi-unit Loss Prevention manager for our Portland, OR district. Leaders in our organization are passionate about supporting the True Athlete in everything we do!


Regional Manager Loss Prevention, Audit & Firearms Compliance
Nashville, TN

The Regional Loss Prevention Manager is responsible for the control and reduction of shrinkage at the stores in their Territory. Investigates and resolves all matters that jeopardize or cause a loss to the company's assets...

Regional Loss Prevention Manager - Pacific Northwest
Sacramento, CA

● Conducts internal investigations related to theft, business abuse, and safety violations by conducting interviews, determining course of action, and writing reports.
Monitors compliance with loss prevention policies and programs including routine audits/checklists for internal/external controls...

Market Asset Protection Manager - Northern WI
St. Charles, IL

The individual selected for this position works collaboratively with Market Directors and Store Directors to support a Culture of Safety and 200% accountability. This position ensures the execution of programs surrounding the safety of people, the security of assets, compliance with internal and regulatory standards and the prevention of shrink within the assigned market, thru root cause analysis, deployment of solutions that protect the assets of the organization and audit to determine the effectiveness of the initiatives as designed...

Market Asset Protection Manager - Cleveland
West Chester, OH

The individual selected for this position works collaboratively with Market Directors and Store Directors to support a Culture of Safety and 200% accountability. This position ensures the execution of programs surrounding the safety of people, the security of assets, compliance with internal and regulatory standards and the prevention of shrink within the assigned market, thru root cause analysis, deployment of solutions that protect the assets of the organization and audit to determine the effectiveness of the initiatives as designed...

Retail Asset Protection Team Leader
Cadillac, MI

Collaborates with the Market Asset Protection Team leader and Store Leadership to support a Culture of Safety and 200% accountability. Oversees and ensures the effectiveness of the asset-protection, safety and fire-protection efforts and stock loss reduction...

Regional Manager Loss Prevention - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
The Regional Asset Protection Manager is responsible for the management of the Asset Protection function to a group of the 1,200 campus stores Follett operates. The RAPM guides the implementation and training of Asset Protection programs, enforcement of policies and procedures, auditing, investigations and directing of shrink reduction efforts...

District Asset Protection Manager - Detroit/Saginaw
Taylor, MI

Amazing opportunity! High profile, fast paced district available for a Multi-Unit Asset Protection professional with operational savvy or a General Manager passionate about Asset Protection and Safety. As the District Asset Protection Manager you will lead administration of Asset Protection programs and training for an assigned district in order to drive sales, profits, and a customer service culture...

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The 5-day work week as the adage goes, and in retail that sometimes translates into 6 and maybe more depending on the season, but for the most part we're all operating on a 5-day work week and, broken down into its parts, what you see is corporate America's biorhythms. With Monday's representing the slow start and getting back into your own rhythm and really just trying to get through the day, set the weekly objectives, and get home. Tuesday brings the work and the rhythm kicks in with better performance and even making some accomplishments. Then comes hard-hitting, fast-moving Wednesday when everyone knows they've got to move the dime and the rhythms are in high gear with a long day and feeling like you've climbed a mountain. With Thursday comes repetition and the hope you can have as strong of a day as you did on Wednesday, but for the most part you get close but don't exceed the day before generally. Then Friday-- ah how we all love Friday's and while we're all working hard every one has their eye on the clock and knows when that whistle blows we'll all be humming that Flintstone tune yabba dabba doo we're outta here!

All you can ever hope for is two excellent days, two good days and one so-so day. So don't feel guilty when you have a so-so day. Just remember each week you've got to have two excellent days and two good ones.

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Gus Downing

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