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Cita Doyle promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing - National Accounts for InstaKey
Since joining InstaKey® Security Systems in 2001, Ms. Doyle has been essential to the company's growth and success. From beginning as a Western Sales Manager to becoming the Director of Sales and Marketing, she truly has demonstrated a passion for the brand and a drive to deliver excellence for our clients. In her new role, Ms. Doyle shall use her in-depth knowledge of the industry and offerings to grow and develop our National Accounts. With a solution focused approach and collaborate style, she has become a recognized trusted partner and leader in the industry. Congratulations, Cita!
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Katie Walker, CFI named Director of Safety and Security
for iHerb Inc.

Katie has held various roles in the loss prevention industry over nearly two decades. Prior to taking this position with iHerb, she served as the Director of Loss Prevention for the Decurion Corporation for over a year. Before that, she spent nearly four years as a Senior Asset Protection Manager for REI. Katie also served as District Director of Loss Prevention for Macy's for nearly five years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Business Administration from Western Illinois University. Congratulations, Katie!

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January's Moving Ups

37 New Senior LP's - 19 Appointments - 18 Promotions

Academy Sports & Outdoors named Chris Young Market Loss Prevention Manager
Areas, United States promoted Anthony Paserchia, CFI to Director of Asset Protection and Risk Management
Ascena Retail Group Inc. promoted Joshua Machtinger to Director, Global Safety & Risk Management
Ascena Retail Group, Inc. promoted Jeff Gilkey, CFI to Director, Asset Protection Operations
Aurora Cannabis, Inc. named Mike Soberal Sr Manager Corporate Security
Bargain Hunt promoted Jerry Snider, CFI to Director of Loss Prevention
BJ's Wholesale Club promoted Jason Alexander to Director of Field Asset Protection
Brosnan Risk Consultants promoted Rick Munoz to Senior Vice President of Asset Protection
Burberry named Johanna Agudelo Corporate Asset & Profit Protection Manager
Canadian Fitness Professionals, Inc. named Kyle Tomlin Vice President Operations
CONTROLTEK named Tim Hickey Senior Manager of Strategic Accounts and Asset Tracking Solutions
Dollar General named Dave Antel Divisional LP Director
Facebook named Dennis Dixon Manager of the Global Investigations Center - Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus
GameStop named Jim Motes Chief Information Security Officer
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida promoted Lawrence Hartman, CFI to Senior Director of Risk Management, Loss Prevention and Safety
Goodwill of Greater Washington named Nicholas Paczkowski Director of Safety and Loss Prevention
Guess?, Inc. named Todd Marumoto Vice President, Risk Management and Safety
Guitar Center promoted Romeo Acevedo to Corporate Asset Protection Program Manager
JW Logistics named Andrew Crosby, CFI Corporate Manager - Loss Prevention, Security & Investigations
Lowe's promoted James Volz to Senior Asset Protection, Operations & Safety Manager
Lowe's promoted Jeremiah Villavicencio to Senior Asset Protection, Operations and Safety Manager
Lowe's named Shawn Leatherwood Senior Asset Protection, Operations and Safety Manager
Michael's promoted Kurt Glasman to Director of Loss Prevention, Safety, Distribution Centers & Artistree
Nike named Dustin MacDonald Director, NA Digital Loss Prevention
OCS Ontario Cannabis Store promoted Greg Long to Corporate Security Investigator
Purolator, Inc. promoted Raymond Desrochers to Director, Security and Loss Prevention
Sam's Club named Stephen Stroud Senior Manager Safety and Compliance
Sennco Solutions, Inc. promoted Brian Peacock, CCIP to Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Innovation
Sherwin-Williams promoted Michael Hagenbush, CFI to Director of International Loss Prevention and Compliance
Sherwin-Williams named Edwin Rodriguez, CFI Director of Loss Prevention - Southwestern Division
Tilly's named Randy Hamilton Director of Loss Prevention & Compliance
United Natural Foods promoted Michael Volin to Senior Director Risk and Safety
Verisk Retail promoted Cheryl Blake to Division President
Walgreens named Kyle Loftus Director Compliance Investigations
Walmart promoted Deltrinae Hodges to Director, US Ethics and Compliance
3xLOGIC named Jason Bryan Director of Sales, North America
3xLOGIC named Andrew Griffith Global Director of Sales Engineering

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Polar Vortex Leaves 21 Dead - $1 Billion in Lost Retail Sales

US business counts the cost of polar vortex
Retailers and restaurants face $1 billion bill, according to one estimate

US business is counting the cost of the deep freeze that has gripped swaths of the country, the latest economic disruption after the government shutdown.

Retailers and restaurants are facing a bill running to almost $1bn, according to one estimate, as Americans hunkered down at home to avoid icy cold that spread from the midwest to the north-east on Thursday.

Thousands of flights were cancelled or delayed, rail lines were disrupted and schools were closed in parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Power and water outages were reported in some areas.

The main losers would be companies reliant on purchases that consumers would forgo altogether, such as restaurant visits, rather than those that could be put off until the weather improved, such as purchases of cars and other big-ticket items.

Despite the widespread disruption, there are likely to be some business beneficiaries. Retailers selling winter merchandise would be a "hands down" winner, said Mr Bernhardt, while online sales and drive-through restaurants would also get a boost. ft.com

Polar vortex death toll rises to 21 as US cold snap continues
Temps to swing back up over the weekend

At least 21 people have died in one of the worst cold snaps to hit the US Midwest in decades. Ninety million people - a third of the US - have seen temperatures of -17C (0F) or below. Some 250 million Americans overall have experienced the "polar vortex" conditions. Hospitals have been treating patients reporting frostbite as parts of the country ground to a halt. Temperatures are expected to swing to above average over the weekend. By the end of the weekend, Chicago could see temperatures as high as 10C (50F). bbc.com

East Moline, IL: FedEx worker found dead, frozen outside delivery hub
Police said weather played a part in the death of a FedEx worker whose body was found outside of an Illinois delivery hub Thursday amid sub-zero temperatures. The worker, a 69-year-old man, was found dead at FedEx Freight in East Moline, according to Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson. Captain Darren Gault from the East Moline Police Department said another FedEx employee found the worker's body between two semi tractors. The discovery was reported around 9:30 a.m. Gault said there were no significant signs of foul play. wgntv.com

UPS, FedEx and Sonic take heat for having employees work during polar vortex

Polar vortex means skeletal staffs for retailers that remain open

Atlanta: Securing Super Bowl Sunday

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen details security plans for Super Bowl
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gave a briefing Wednesday on security for the Super Bowl in Atlanta this Sunday. Because the Super Bowl is a major event which could be a target for terrorism, DHS applies the second-highest security designation to the event, the Special Events Assessment Rating.

Super Bowl LIII is being held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Nielsen said over 1,000 DHS officials will be assisting with security for the Super Bowl, including TSA, Secret Service and Coast Guard officers with an active role in "executing operations on the day of the event."

Nielsen also said DHS was "conducting proactive human trafficking enforcement operations," on the assumption that traffickers exploit major sporting events to lure victims.

The security planning for this year's Super Bowl has been ongoing since 2017, Nielsen said. Atlanta has been the site of terrorist activity at sports events in the past: In 1996, a man set off a pipe bomb at the city's Olympic Village.

Super Bowl security can be expensive for the states hosting the game. The Minneapolis Star reported the Super Bowl Host Committee for last year's game set aside $5 million for public safety, and over $1 million to repay Minnesota for the cost of deploying the state's national guard. Forty federal agencies were reportedly involved in security planning. cbsnews.com

Super Bowl security plan 2 years in the making
Over 40 federal, state, and local agencies involved

Authorities won't discuss specifics of their security plan. But they say they will safeguard areas beyond the downtown Mercedes-Benz Stadium and make officers visible across the city. The city's police department has worked with more than 40 state, federal and local law enforcement agencies to develop the plan, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said. Officers will work 12-hour shifts and will "position ourselves so that we can react immediately to whatever scenario we are confronted with," Shields said.

The chief said law enforcers have been preparing for two years, during which time they visited Super Bowls in Houston and Minneapolis to observe safety measures taken by their counterparts. espn.com

Authorities are using border security technology to secure the Super Bowl
The same tech used to secure our nation's borders has been set up in a parking lot in downtown Atlanta to protect Super Bowl 53. Every truck will be scanned by a mobile x-ray machine before getting anywhere near the stadium. "You have everything, from cars trucks commercial packages any merchandise going to any of those super bowl sites down here," Askew explained. This is just one of the hundreds of checkpoints and law enforcement members from across the nation you can expect to see on the ground and in the air in Atlanta leading up to Sunday. "It's very similar to what we do at our ports of entry every day our land boarders our airports. This is normal for us." 11alive.com

Fake Super Bowl tickets and merchandise are a $24M business for criminals
Super Bowl Counterfeits Up 54% from Last Year

Alleged profiteers looking to line their pockets are selling fake tickets and faux NFL merchandise to fans, as reported in yesterday's Daily. Four days ahead of Super Bowl LIII's showdown between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots, authorities detailed their own showdown with counterfeiters, which doesn't look like it will end anytime soon.

Between take-downs related to Sunday's much-hyped game in Atlanta, Ga. and earlier, unrelated actions, law-enforcement agencies seized almost 285,000 items of all sorts of fake sports-related gear. They were worth an estimated $24.2 million, up 54% from $15 million last year.

"The NFL is committed to supporting law enforcement's anti-counterfeiting and consumer protection measures," Dolores DiBella, the league's vice president of legal affairs, said in a statement. marketwatch.com

'Wardrobing' TVs?
Retailers Expecting Post-Super Bowl TV Returns

Football fans have created quite the loophole in how they plan to watch the big game on Sunday. Due to many lenient return policies, consumers can "purchase" a state-of-the-art TV, impress partygoers, and then return the TV on Monday morning for a full refund before it ever appears on a credit card statement.

This particular type of retail fraud is considered "wardrobing" - the practice of returning non-defective merchandise, despite its use.

For the past three years, TV returns have jumped 20 percent from the fourth quarter (October-December) to the first quarter (January-March; aka Super Bowl season) bringing the overall return rate to about 25 percent during the first three months of the year, B-Stock reports. dealerscope.com

NFL security chief: No threats to Super Bowl have surfaced

F-16 fighter jets will patrol sky as part of massive Super Bowl security operation

Stadium Airspace 'Inundated' With Drones Despite Flying Restriction

Atlanta Police Mounted Patrol helps deter Super Bowl crime

Officials: 33 arrested for sex trafficking in Super Bowl sting

Two from Atlanta indicted for trafficking fake Super Bowl tickets

The Super Bowl Often Means Super-Absenteeism at Work

Legislative Updates

Wyoming: HB0265 Increase Felony Threshold to $2,000
An Act relating to offenses against property; modifying requisite property values for specified felony offenses; creating new high misdemeanor penalties for property offenses as specified; increasing a civil penalty for shoplifting; and providing for an effective date. On 1/29, Judiciary Committee voted, Recommended DO Pass.

A person over ten (10) years of age who violates W.S. 6 3 404(a) or (b) is civilly liable to the merchant of the property in an amount consisting of: (ii) A civil liability of twice the amount of the full marked or listed price of the property but not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) two thousand dollars ($2,000.00); plus. 6 3 404. Shoplifting; altering or removing price tags and markers; penalties. (i) A felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years, a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), or both, if the value of the property is two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) or more; Bill Sponsored by Scott Clem (R). wyoleg.gov

Tallahassee, FL: Criminal justice reform may be coming in 2019; Felony Threshold could increase from $300 to $1,500
State Senator Jeff Brandes says the time for criminal justice reform in Florida is now. "As bad as the criminal justice system and the prison system was last year, it's worse this year as far as funding, budget and personnel," said Brandes. Part of Brandes' approach to reducing the strain on the system is to reduce sentences for certain low-level crimes and find alternatives to prison for some offenders. "Are people better served in community supervision, are people better served in mental health and substance abuse treatment programs," said Chelsea Murphy with Right on Crime. Many bills sponsored by Brandes in years past have failed to cross the finish line. One example: raising the felony theft threshold from $300 to $1,500. But, that proposal now has support from Governor Ron DeSantis. wctv.com

UK: British supermarkets report a 7% increase in shoplifting
Officers were called to investigate more than 78,000 shoplifting incidents in 2017, according to statistics released by 25 forces in England and Wales. This was up from 74,662 the previous year, 74,124 in 2015, and 72,423 in 2014. But retailers have warned the numbers of reported thefts "pale in comparison to the reality" - with an estimated 950,000 incidents last year.

James Martin, a crime and security adviser with the British Retail Consortium
, said the costs of shoplifting ultimately fall on the shoulders of shoppers and shop owners. He said: "We acknowledge the difficult resourcing and prioritization decisions which police forces face, but it is clearly time that every police force gives retail crime the strategic priority it deserves."  yahoo.com

The CEO of the biggest mall owner in the US says he's 'nervous' about more retail bankruptcies this year
"There are some retailers out there that we're nervous about," Simon Property Group CEO David Simon said Friday during a call with analysts after the company reported earnings, though he didn't name those companies. "We are concerned about a few [retail bankruptcies] that should shake out in the first quarter."

Simon, the largest mall owner in the U.S., has like its peers been grappling with how to deal with an onslaught of store closures from tenants big and small, ranging from Sears to Starbucks' Teavana. The real estate investment trust finds itself in an especially unique position with Sears' bankruptcy in that it's also a member of an unsecured creditors committee now arguing Sears can't be saved, as Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert is still trying to salvage some 400 stores. cnbc.com

NRF: Retail jobs grew nearly 15,000 in January over December
Retail industry employment in January was down by 15,100 jobs unadjusted from a year earlier but increased 14,800 jobs seasonally adjusted from December, the National Retail Federation said today. The retail numbers, which exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, came as the nation added 304,000 jobs overall compared with December, the Labor Department said. nrf.com

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H&M to shutter 160 stores amid profit slump

Bon-Ton Stores' Ch. 11 Dismissed Due To Lack Of Assets

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Says Sears Workers Suffered While Leadership Self-Dealed

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LAKEWOOD, Colorado - (February 1, 2019) - InstaKey® Security Systems is proud to announce the promotion of Cita Doyle, LPQ to Vice President of Sales and Marketing - National Accounts.

Since joining InstaKey® Security Systems in 2001, Ms. Doyle has been essential to the company's growth and success. From beginning as a Western Sales Manager to becoming the Director of Sales and Marketing, she truly has demonstrated a passion for the brand and a drive to deliver excellence for our clients. In her new role, Ms. Doyle shall use her in-depth knowledge of the industry and offerings to grow and develop our National Accounts. With a solution focused approach and collaborate style, she has become a recognized trusted partner and leader in the industry.

"We are very pleased to make this announcement. Cita is a valued partner and colleague. Her focus and persistence, proven industry knowledge, and extensive experience will continue helping us expand our reach and create more value for our clients", stated Ryan Carter, Chief Executive Officer.

We hope you will join us in extending "Congratulations" to InstaKey's new VP of Sales and Marketing - National Accounts!

About InstaKey® Security Systems
For professionals charged with managing physical security and loss prevention, who need to keep track of brass keys and reduce operating costs, InstaKey® is the only provider that offers a consultative partnership behind hardware and software, making key tracking and cost control significantly impactful to your bottom line, unlike other mechanical lock and key manufacturers who provide hardware only. For additional information please visit www.instakey.com or call us at +1 (800) 316-5397.



Creating a Security Culture & Solving the Human Problem
People are the biggest weakness to security breaches,
but can also be your organization's biggest defense

Through nearly a dozen years of experience at the FBI and now at Qualtrics, I've seen that many of the most successful hackers no longer first look for software vulnerabilities. They're coming after your people. The reason is simple: It's cheaper, it's easier, and it works.

Massive telecom data breach? Unprotected vendor server. Prominent media company? Stolen credentials. Website with compromising emails? Former contractor. All of these major breaches resulted from mistakes of individuals. The threat vector is you.

Despite years of education, millions of pages of policy, and pervasive annual mandatory trainings, 60% of security professionals rank employee carelessness or negligence as a top threat, up from 44% in 2015, according to the EY Global Information Security Survey. Fully 66% of all cyber insurance claims stemmed from employee negligence or malfeasance, according to a 2017 report from Willis Towers Watson.

Start from the Top

The most effective training program in the world will have a hard time gaining traction among employees if they don't see those precautions and practices being demonstrated by leadership. Without an example from the top, the environment for a security-minded culture to develop won't exist.

This culture is crucial for the same reason public health officials stress the necessity of herd immunity via vaccinations: If the bulk of a population is protected against a threat, that population has a much lower risk of being damaged by that threat. Exemplifying secure practices can help executives protect their workforce against breaches.

Leading the charge doesn't have to take a lot of time or effort. It could be as simple as executives always wearing the security badges they expect employees to carry, or encouraging employee discussion during cybersecurity training. darkreading.com

Protecting Retail Profits With Artificial Intelligence
By David Speights, PhD, chief data scientist, Appriss, Inc. and lead author of "Essentials of Modeling and Analytics: Retail Risk Management."

What qualifies as AI for profit protection?
While a robotic security guard might help some retailers with surveillance, I am talking about a broader application of AI: It could help protect retail profits by using advanced analytics to develop models that are then employed by a computer to analyze data from a broad range of sources. As the models are used, the outcomes are fed back into them, which incorporates the information in future actions or decisions; the system learns and adapts without human intervention. It makes simple decisions in real time. A few examples of AI include machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing. The largest retailers have used AI for many years to add efficiencies to their businesses in a variety of ways, including marketing, pricing, logistics, risk management, store management, fraud detection, etc.

Where should you start?
Retailers can use AI to reduce losses resulting from error, faulty processes and intentional fraud. According to the 2018 National Retail Security Survey from the National Retail Federation, more than 50% of retail shrink (the difference between actual on-hand inventory and the inventory level recorded in the computer system) was due to employee theft or paperwork errors. These types of losses leave a data trail that can be detected through data analytics. Typically, retailers use an exception reporting system to detect shrink, but I believe using a system with AI models built in could yield far better results.

Another way AI can reduce loss is to model the effectiveness of loss prevention solutions before buying them. Retailers invest heavily in infrastructure - cameras, anti-theft tagging systems and more. Instead of buying and trying, a retailer can use AI to predict a solution's usefulness prior to purchase. If the vendor does not offer objective analysis, hire a consultant. forbes.com

White-Collar Robots Are Coming for Jobs
A combination of AI and globalization could reshape the workforce like nothing we've seen before.

Until recently, most white-collar, service-sector and professional jobs were shielded from automation by humans' cognitive monopoly. Computers couldn't think, so jobs that required any type of thinking - nuclear physics professor, florist and everything in between - required a human.

But a form of artificial intelligence called "machine learning" has given computers skills like reading, writing, speaking and recognizing subtle patterns. Thinking computers like Amelia are opening a new phase of automation and bringing the pluses and minuses to a whole new class of workers - those who work in offices rather than farms and factories. These people are largely unprepared. wsj.com




Cyber Security - How Far Does Digital Retail Go?

With digital technology becoming engrained in every aspect of retail and loss prevention - from scan-and-go and mobile pay to facial recognition and real-time information sharing with other retailers and law enforcement - what can we expect to see from the federal government, state governments and trade associations for help and support?

Christian Beckner, Sr. Director, Retail Technology, NRF, and Bob Moraca, VP of Loss Prevention, NRF, discuss how these new technologies are impacting customer experience, store safeness, and LP and IT Security's ability to prevent fraud.

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Bob Moraca, VP of LP, NRF - Quick Take 6

Fresh off his cybersecurity session, Bob Moraca, VP of Loss Prevention, NRF, talks about how LP professionals can become a bigger part of their retailer's cybersecurity program. Bob also addresses the age-old question - Are he and Joe LaRocca distant Italian cousins?



55% of Online Businesses Report Higher Fraud Losses in Last Year,
ATO Main Culprit: Report

E-commerce businesses that are able to build meaningful relationships with digital customers will likely experience continued growth as the marketplace expands, according to a new report. In the 2019 Global Identity & Fraud Report, global data aggregator Experian found that 70 percent of digital consumers would share more personal data with organizations that provide greater online security and convenience.

Yet, the research found that even those marketplaces that are effectively mitigating online fraud have potentially left a full third of their digital customers vulnerable.

"Fifty-five percent of businesses surveyed reported an increase in online fraud-related losses over the past 12 months, predominantly around account origination and account takeover attacks-both particularly damaging to brand reputation," the authors wrote. "Even though fraudsters are reportedly growing more adept at exploiting weaknesses in the new services and features that businesses are adopting, nearly 75 percent of businesses globally reporting an improvement in their online security over the past year. However, businesses have experienced increased fraud losses and new fraud attacks during that period as well-leading us to believe businesses may be investing in the wrong capabilities." cardnotpresent.com

eCommerce credit card fraud is nearly an inevitability
Riskified surveyed 5,000 US-based consumers aged 18 and older about their online shopping behaviors, experience with and prevalence of credit card fraud, repeat shopping likelihood and customer satisfaction to develop a full picture of how consumers react to a number of common shopping experiences.

The results are worrisome for both consumers and merchants, as roughly half of respondents reported experience with credit card fraud and 30% had their purchase wrongly declined, with a corresponding negative impact on their satisfaction and return shopping.

For US consumers, eCommerce credit card fraud is nearly an inevitability. Overall, 49% of consumers surveyed reported having been a victim of credit card fraud, where their card information was illegally used by someone else. But that percentage grew with age, suggesting that becoming a victim is only a matter of time.

Unfortunately for merchants, the obvious costs of fraud aren't the only costs. 49% of customers reported that they do not return to an online retailer after a fraud incident has taken place, meaning that the merchant will pay the cost of the fraud and lose future customers.

But that's only part of the cost of fraud. Merchants often decline orders out of caution, and previous research conducted by Riskified found that fear of fraud costs even more than the fraud itself, as merchants unnecessarily reject good customers. This survey bears that out, as 30% of respondents reported having an order declined, and 57% of those declines happen to returning customers, squandering the good will merchants had built. The survey further found that roughly 42% of shoppers who experienced a decline moved on, either abandoning the purchase completely (28%) or shopping with a competitor instead (14%). helpnetsecurity.com

Amazon achieves record profits for third quarter running
Q4 online store net sales up 13%; physical store sales down 3%

Amazon on Thursday said that fourth quarter net sales rose 20% to $72.4 billion from $60.5 billion in the year-ago quarter; North America net sales rose 18% to $44.1 billion. Services sales rises overshadowed product net sales growth, as subscriptions rose 25% to $3.96 billion, "other" (mostly advertising, according to executives) rose 95% to $3.39 billion and AWS cloud computing sales rose 45% to $7.43 billion.

Third-party sales (up 27% to $13.38 billion) grew faster than first-party sales, according to a company press release. Online stores net sales in the quarter grew 13% year over year to $39.8 billion as physical store sales fell 3% to $4.4 billion, the company also said in its release (although CFO Brian Olsavsky clarified to analysts that an "apples to apples" comparison, taking into account omnichannel sales that are counted as e-commerce and a calendar shift, would bring brick-and-mortar sales up to a 6% rise). retaildive.com

Nexcess Warns Online Retailers To Beware Of Credential Stuffing Attacks




Gardendale, AL: 77-year-old has 8 warrants in 3 states for jewelry theft
An elderly man is accused of stealing jewelry from stores across the southeast and is now wanted in Central Alabama. Store surveillance video shows James Bullard, 77, right in front of an employee appearing to palm an expensive bracelet at Jeff Dennis Jewelers in Gardendale. ABC 33/40 confirmed Bullard has at least eight active warrants in three states. That's not counting what he's accused of doing on Wednesday in Jefferson County. On surveillance video, Bullard looks like he could be your grandfather...until he appears to pocket a gold diamond bracelet worth $3,500.  abc3340.com


Pasadena, CA: Police seeking Robbery suspects who stole 18 cell phones
The video taken from exterior cameras are a part of an investigation into an armed robbery incident on Jan. 21 during which three men made off with 18 cell phones and about $600 from a Metro PCS store on North Lake Avenue. While inside, the suspects ordered the employee to open the cash register, which she did, said Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema. The employee thought the robbers had guns because the suspects were holding their waistbands, Hettema said. But no gun was seen.  pasadenastarnews.com

Escambia County, FL: Deputies Seek Nine Mile Road Retail Theft Suspects
Investigators are asking for help to identify two retail theft suspects. The town men pictured allegedly stole multiple items from Kohl's on January 12 and January 18.  northescambia.com

Rosemont, IL: Nike employee charged with under-ringing $3,500 of merchandise for friends

Orangeburg County, SC: Deputies capture shoplifting couple with $3k worth of jewelry from Lowcountry Walmart

Westbury, NY: Drone Thief caught on camera at Micro Center; valued at $1,200

Plymouth Meeting, PA: Police seek suspect in $1,200 Lowe's theft

Woodland, WA: Police make felony arrests in $40 theft; both Walmart shoplifter had multiple priors and previous trespass notice

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Robberies, Incidents & Thefts


Miami, FL: Four suspects wanted in Aggressive $30,000 Armed Robbery Of Miami Pawn Shop
According to investigators, four masked men entered Value Pawn on South Dixie Highway and 185th Street demanding money and jewelry from a female employee. The suspects, three of whom were captured on store surveillance footage, grabbed the woman by the hair, struck her in the head with a gun and dragged her into the office. They ransacked the store, taking about $30,000 worth of jewelry. cbslocal.com


Moses Lake, WA: Video released of Wednesday morning break-in at Walmart; steals a shotgun
A man somehow appears to go unnoticed for about 30 minutes inside the Moses Lake Walmart as he stole sporting goods and a shotgun after breaking in. The suspect, later identified as Alberto Ramirez, approach the Walmart garden center at about 5:57 a.m. Wednesday, three minutes before the store opens. Officers recognized the suspect in the video and later located Ramirez in the homeless warming center parking lot where he was arrested for first-degree burglary, felon in possession of a firearm, theft of a firearm and malicious mischief in the second degree. As of Thursday afternoon, police have yet to find the stolen items. ifiberone.com


Ashland, OR: Four arrested on Conspiracy charges following set-up Burglary and staged Robbery of a C-Store
On January 2, a burglary was reported at the Mobil Gas Station on Siskiyou. The Ashland Police said the case was still under investigation when they responded to a reported robbery and assault in an Ashland bank parking lot on January 28. Investigators said they discovered the reported victim in the alleged robbery was and employee at the Mobil Gas Station robbed earlier in the month. According to police, the "victim" staged the robbery with an accomplice. This new information led police to re-examine the Mobile Gas Station burglary. The investigation led to the arrest of four people. kobi5.com

McAllen, TX: Jewelry store robbery suspects appear in court
It has been about six months since the attempted robbery at a jewelry store in La Plaza Mall took place. On Thursday, three of the seven suspects appeared in court. Although there were no injuries reported during the July 2018 incident, Miguel Quintanilla Cardenas, 26, Jorge Rodriguez, 29, and Raul Rangel,43, are facing five charges of aggravated robbery. When the incident broke out, people thought they heard gun shots. However, McAllen police said it was the sound of shattered glass that triggered the reports. valleycentral.com

Colorado Springs, CO: 13 Handguns stolen during Burglary at Big R store

Montgomery County, MD: MCPD string of Pharmacy robberies across Montgomery County

UK: Leeds, England: Thieves steal large amount of North Face clothing from JD Sports in Kirkstall

UK: Manchester, England: Cash machine blasted out of wall at Co-op days after robbers armed with gun and hammer raid shop


Philippines: $14M of designer clothing seized by Customs Agents; Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Polo Ralph Lauren, Supreme, Roxy, Marvel, Hello Kitty, Billabong


Lisbon, OH: Man sentenced to 20 years for Pharmacy Armed Robbery

Bakersfield, CA: Convicted Arsonist sentenced to 17 years for Pawn Shop fire

Catawba County, NC: Minimum Ten Year Sentence Imposed for Pharmacy Armed Robbery


Auto Parts - Denver, CO - Burglary
CVS - Steubenville, OH - Robbery
C-Store - Ashland, OR - Burglary
C-Store - Lancaster County, PA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Oklahoma City, OK - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Columbus, TN - Armed Robbery
Cellphone - Vacaville, CA - Armed Robbery
Coffee Shop - Delta Township, MI - Armed Robbery
Cricket Wireless - Fresno, CA- Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Lansing, MI - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Columbia, SC - Burglary
Grocery - Ivanhoe, CA - Armed Robbery
Hardware - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary (Big R)
Internet Café - Gainesville, FL - Burglary
Metro PCS - Pasadena, CA - Armed Robbery
Pawn Shop - Miami, FL - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Stillwater, OK - Burglary
Restaurant - Lansing, MI - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Wading River, NY - Burglary
Restaurant - Fairfield, CT - Armed Robbery (Dunkin Donuts)
Target - Yorkville, IL - Robbery
7-Eleven - Yucaipa, CA - Robbery /Assault


Daily Totals:
18 robberies
7 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings


Weekly Totals:
81 robberies
34 burglaries
1 shooting
1 killing




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District Loss Prevention Manager
Eastern PA/NJ

The District Loss Prevention Manager ensures shrinkage control and improves safety in the stores through proper investigation and training. This position is responsible to provide feedback, guidance and protection for our Team Leaders and Associates. This role has oversight and responsibility for approximately 15-20 store locations...

Asset Protection Supervisor
Middleton, WI

An individual who is committed to safeguarding the assets of our brand through the education and training of associates, implementation of effective policies and the leveraging of existing and new technology. This position will be responsible for:

● Maintaining the safety and security and overseeing the Asset Protection offices at our Middleton and DeForest campuses...

Loss Prevention Analyst
Richmond, VA

Protects company assets and increases profitability through the analysis, response and management of various data across a broad spectrum of internal financial and technology resources such as Exception Reporting, Sales Audit, FP&A, IT and Loss Prevention. The Loss Prevention Analyst works cross-functionally in a dynamic, fast paced and demanding environment providing critical guidance to the organization's asset protection and profit improvement initiatives...

Loss Prevention Investigator
Media, PA

Wawa is looking for an accomplished Loss Prevention Investigator with an undergrad degree in Criminal Justice and previous experience in the retail industry (Multi-Unit).

The Loss Prevention Investigator is responsible for utilizing proper investigative techniques and act as the primary liaison with field operations management...

Retail Security and Safety Specialist
Multiple Locations

This job contributes to REI's success by ensuring the security and safety of your store team and members by providing a presence on REI property and events. Activities include but are not limited to: fostering partnerships with and training store management and staff and taking action to address shrink and security. Models and acts in accordance with REI's guiding values and mission. Apply now for positions in: Soho, NY Washington D.C. San Francisco, CA Portland, OR Bellevue, WA...

Regional Safety and LP Specialist
Miami, FL

The Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist is a subject matter expert responsible for partnering with both our corporate stores and franchise store operations to improve the safety and training processes. This includes reducing motor vehicle accidents, reducing work-related injuries, and ensuring OSHA / DOT compliance through the implementation of corporate or franchisee plans in accordance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations...

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