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Ohio Grocers Association 2019 LP Summit
Feb. 13

CAL-ORCA Annual Training Conference
Feb. 20

Appriss Retail User Conference
Feb. 25-27

i3 International Innovision 2019
Feb. 25-27

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Mar. 12

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April 3-4

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April 9-12

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May 5-8

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May 14

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May 21-24

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June 14

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June 25-27

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Aug. 4-7

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Aug. 26-30

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Sept. 8-12

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Oct. 28-31

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Charles Pankey named Sr. Asset Protection, Ops & Safety Manager for Lowe's
Charles was previously a Loss Prevention Supervisor for Kohl's, and also held Loss Prevention Manager and Loss Prevention Officer positions for Kmart. Congratulations Charles!
Omar Reyes, CFI named Sr. Investigations Report Analyst for TJX Companies
Previously, Omar held various positions at Macy's in their loss prevention and investigations departments such as District Manager of Investigations, Loss Prevention Manager and Asst. Loss Prevention Manager. He's also worked at Marshalls as District Trainer, Filene's as Lead LP Detective and LP Detective and as a Sales Associate. Congratulations Omar!

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Guardian Alarm Provides Video Surveillance for Visual Verification to Project Green Light Businesses
Guardian Alarm, a Detroit-based security services provider, and one of the nation's largest independently-owned security companies, is pleased to announce it has been listed as an approved vendor for Project Green Light Detroit. The safety initiative, a first of its kind, is a public-private-community partnership led by the Detroit Police Department (DPD) and combines community policing with visual verification capabilities using video surveillance equipment provided by vendors like Guardian Alarm.
Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight column below.

Kroger Asset Protection Employees Receive LPC Certification Scholarships to Support Career Advancement

Kroger, in partnership with The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF), recently awarded LPCertified (LPC) scholarships to employees to support their career and personal development. Through Kroger's 'Feed Your Future' tuition reimbursement program, 45 Asset Protection associates will be given the opportunity to earn this widely recognized certification within the loss prevention industry.

Mike Lamb, Kroger, Vice President of Asset Protection states, "The importance and value of self-development in today's competitive retail environment cannot be overstated. As the loss prevention / asset protection industry continues to evolve, the knowledge and skill sets gained through the LPC process advances both the individual as well as our industry. We are delighted to be engaged with the Foundation and the partnership that will benefit Kroger and our Asset Protection leaders."

"The LPF is excited to support Kroger's Asset Protection team! said Terry Sullivan, LPC, President of The Loss Prevention Foundation. "Educating the LP industry is our mission and it's great to see that the Kroger Asset Protection employees are eager to pursue their LPC certification. We are also very proud to have Mike Lamb, LPC show his support for continued education for the Kroger team." yourlpf.org

LPF Announces January's LPC and LPQ Professionals

The Loss Prevention Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC):

● Stephen Anderson, LPC - Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
● Brian Fantom, LPC - K&G Fashion Superstore
● Klara Gibbs, LPC - The TJX Companies, Inc.
● Douglas Haworth, LPC - Woods Supermarket
● Brandon Homes, LPC - Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
● Gregory Morand, LPC - Mavis Discount Tire
● Kevin Schmidt, LPC - Fleetpride

● Daniel Assef, LPQ - Louisville Division of Police
● Brian Kennedy, LPQ - Skogen's Festival Foods
● Laura Maggioli, LPQ - T-Mobile USA
● Mark Radford, LPQ - Walmart Asset Protection
● Steven Weir, LPQ - Lowes Companies, Inc.
● Taylor Wiechert, LPQ - Lowes Companies, Inc.

TrueVUE Software
Superdry to Present Retail RFID Case Study

Fashion retailer Superdry has rolled out radio frequency identification technology across dozens of its stores throughout the United Kingdom and the United States, following an extensive pilot that showed passive UHF RFID technology improved sales by boosting inventory accuracy and reducing out-of-stocks. James Eastwood, the company's implementation manager, will present a case study on Superdry's RFID project at this year's RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition.

The RFID solution, provided by Tyco Retail Solutions, consists of TrueVUE software to manage read data, as well as Zebra Technologies handheld RFID readers and Avery Dennison label printers. The long-term plan is to build RFID technology into all of its stores around the world.

Superdry, which launched in the United Kingdom in 2003, now has stores across the U.K. and Europe, as well as in the United States. Its garment brands include vintage Americana styles with Japanese-inspired graphics. The company is growing and has a culture of embracing new technologies to foster that growth, especially those that can help link digital and brick-and-mortar store sales. rfidjournal.com

Legislative Updates

Mississippi: SB2189/ HB 1032 Died in Committee
Provide revise definition of Organized Retail Crime. An Act to amend SECTION 97-43-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, To revise the definition of Organized Retail Theft and Organized Retail Theft Enterprise; to amend SECTION 97-43-3.1, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, to confirm; and for related purpose. SB 2189 was sponsored by Mike Seymour (R)
HB 1032 was sponsored by Randall Paterson (R) billtrack50.com

Indiana: Proposed bill would prohibit firing/disciplining pharmacy workers
for defending themselves against physical harm during a robbery

Indiana is one of the states with the highest rates of robberies in pharmacies. Democrat State Representative Justin Moed says he's proposing legislation to help protect pharmacy employees. "If this body doesn't have the courage to help ensure that our communities are safe from opioids, we should at least make sure that the employees inside these pharmacies are able to protect themselves," Moed said. The proposed bill would prohibit pharmacy workers from being fired or disciplined for lawfully defending themselves against physical harm during a robbery. It passed the House and is now being considered by the state Senate. The Senator says criminals are taking advantage of pharmacy policies and stealing opioids because they know employees will likely not fight back. wibc.com

Crime Figure Swindles Mall Owners Across the Nation - Owes $65M
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill - Owned by Former Organized Crime Figure

The last of 20 Toby Keith's franchises owned by a former organized crime figure and confessed murderer who foisted a real estate leasing scam on dozens of mall developers across the country, closed abruptly last week. The mobster-turned-Phoenix real estate mogul, identified as Frank Capri in a three-part series published by the Arizona Republic, reportedly established the chain that bore the country star's name under a licensing agreement.

The investigative report said Capri took advantage of commercial developers seeking to secure high-profile anchors for new mall locations. In exchange for long-term rental agreements, those developers routinely paid sizable sums, at times in the millions, as tenant incentives - ostensibly for site improvements.

But authorities and ex-business associates across the country say Capri pocketed the money, deliberately letting the restaurants fail while retaining the upfront payments. His company, Boomtown Entertainment, faces 48 lawsuits and roughly $65 million in court judgments in 31 different cities alleging fraud, contractual breaches, unpaid rents and/or unpaid taxes. thesunchronicle.com

Gucci slammed for sweater some say resembles blackface
Gucci has apologized and discontinued selling a sweater that social media users said resembles blackface because of its design. In a Twitter post Wednesday, the Italian luxury brand said it "deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper." The top, which is no longer on the company's website, is a black turtleneck sweater that pulls up over the bottom half of the face with a cut out and oversized red lips around the mouth. "We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and all physical stores," Gucci said in a statement on Wed. ksat.com

2019 The Year The Mushroom Cloud Fell Back to Earth
The Ending of the Apocalypse - Or At Least - The Retailers Caught in The Wake

This will be the ending of what everyone was labeling the Apocalypse, most likely. With the lower end and older Malls of America starting to make that huge turn over into fulfillment centers, which is just beginning.

But already with holiday numbers in and the results final there's a whole group of Mall based retailers waving the flag and they'll be more as the year progresses. Mostly those that everyone is already aware of and then a few new ones thrown in. Then hopefully we'll be back to the normal ebb and flow of winners and losers.

The Omni channel phrase probably needs to die with it. Because there's only one channel and the clicker happens to be in the consumers hands. Just a thought

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VP of Loss Prevention Posted for OTG Management - Secaucus, N.J.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Oversee and ensure the integrity of physical inventory by monitoring reports and audits on a daily and monthly basis with the LP investigators Support and full participation in annual inventory Recruit, retain, and train all LP investigators Direct, coach, and counsel the performance of LP Staff Develop shortage strategies for merchandise groups, paperwork controls (compliance reporting), and shortage awareness. dayforcehcm.com

Reinventing the airport terminal restaurant experience. In 2010 they rolled out JFK and have since been driving the iPads model for airport travelers. With more than 300 in-terminal dining and retail locations in 10 airports, OTG and its 5,000+ Crewmembers serve millions of guests each year in dynamic settings across North America. They're a private company. 2nd largest US airport food operator. otgexp.com

Editor's Note: This may be their first VP of LP position. It looks like a start up. Also having just experienced this model at Newark, N.J. airport it was absolutely a great model from the consumer perspective. With tables, comfortable chairs, and iPads for virtually every two customers and the ability to order anywhere. Best experience I've ever had in an airport.

California Anti-Harassment Laws Prompt Employee Handbook Updates

Amazon Go opens its 10th location - just 2,990 to go

J.C. Penney pulls appliances, furniture from US stores

Shopko Doubles Closures to 251 or 70% of Company

Charlotte Russe Closing 100 But Could Liquidate

Things Remembered Files Chapter 11 - Has Found Buyer

Quarterly Results
Levi Strauss Q4 net sales up 9%, full year net sales up 14%
Boot Barn Q3 comp's up 9.2%, net sales up 13%
Chipotle Q4 comp's up 6.1%
Ralph Lauren Q3 NA comp's up 4%, net sales up 5%
The Container Store Group Q3 comp's down 0.8%, net sales down 0.6%
Canada's Indigo Books & Music Q3 sales down 1.7%
Michael Kors Q3 comp's down 2.4%, retail revenue down 1%, total revenue up 1.1%

Join Agilence President and CEO, Russ Hawkins, as he discusses the ways to stay innovative in the age of disruption in the upcoming webinar, "Predicting The Next Curve: Creating a Culture of Innovation."

Webinar Details
When: February 13, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Presented by: Russ Hawkins, President and CEO at Agilence

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Guardian Alarm Provides Video Surveillance for Visual Verification to Project Green Light Businesses

Guardian Alarm is the longest standing official security monitoring vendor for Project Green Light with over 88 years of security knowledge

SOUTHFIELD, MI - Guardian Alarm, a Detroit-based security services provider, and one of the nation's largest independently-owned security companies, is pleased to announce it has been listed as an approved vendor for Project Green Light Detroit. The safety initiative, a first of its kind, is a public-private-community partnership led by the Detroit Police Department (DPD) and combines community policing with visual verification capabilities using video surveillance equipment provided by vendors like Guardian Alarm.

Guardian Alarm supports Project Green Light by providing the required high-definition (1080p) indoor and outdoor security cameras that transfer live surveillance footage from local businesses directly to the Detroit Police Department. This real-time safety monitoring has been used to improve neighborhood safety, promote revitalization and local business growth, and strengthen DPD's efforts to deter, identify, and solve crime across the Detroit area.

"Guardian Alarm has been providing peace of mind through professional monitoring of homes and businesses here in Detroit for the past eight decades," says Tom Erhardt, President and COO, Guardian Alarm. "We are honored to partner with DPD and the City of Detroit on this innovative partnership that directly aligns with our culture to improve the lives of our customers and the safety of ouru community. We couldn't be prouder to provide affordable video surveillance options that can make Project Green Light a reality for more of the Detroit business community."

DPD debuted Project Green Light with eight initial businesses in 2016. Since then, the program has grown to include more than 400 businesses and has already shown results in the area of improving commnity safety. According to the Project Green Light website, violent crime incidents have been reduced by 23 percent year-to-date across all participating sites. Among the original eight participating sites, incidents of violent crime have dropped by 48 percent in 2018, as compared to the number of incidents that occurred in 2015 prior to joining Project Green Light.

"It was our relentless commitment to our community that led us to support Project Green Light and help grow the number of participating businesses," says Jason Tague, Director of Business Development and Strategic Accounts at Guardian Alarm. "We are an established security brand with around 6,000 commercial customers in the City of Detroit. We've been connecting our existing Guardian Alarm customers with the initiative to improve safety across the community and help Project Green Light achieve its goal of 500 participating businesses."

Read the full press release here.

To learn more about Project Green Light, visit guardianalarm.com/commercial/project-green-light.



Hackers Focused on Critical Data More Than Ever
Fewer Breaches in 2018, But Sensitive Data Exposed - Up 126%
Business Sector Leads in Breaches

In 2018, the
Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit organization that provides no-cost assistance to identity theft victims to help resolve their cases, counted 1,244 U.S. breaches, down 23 percent from 2017, according to a new report, sponsored by CyberScout. The report provides a deep dive into last year's U.S. data breach disclosures (see: US Data Breaches Hit All-Time High).

But the ITRC's count doesn't include every U.S. data breach from last year. Rather, it counts every data breach notification that an organization was legally required to issue to state residents or authorities if it suspected that people's personal information had been exposed.

All told, 8 percent of all organizations that issued a data breach notification in 2018 said the incident resulted from the breach of a subcontractor or third party.

For the whole of 2018, ITRC counted 446.5 million exposed sensitive records, which was an increase of 126 percent from 2017. Sensitive records may include Social Security numbers, dates of birth, medical diagnoses, payment card information and other types of data that trigger states' mandatory data breach notification requirements.

"The increased exposure of sensitive consumer data is serious," says Eva Velasquez, the ITRC's president and CEO. "Never has there been more information out there putting consumers in harm's way."

Organizations also exposed 1.68 billion records of what ITRC classifies as being of a non-sensitive nature, including email addresses, usernames and passwords.

breaches have gotten so bad that it's not clear if any new breach is putting individuals at any greater risk, given the amount of personal data that's already being bought and sold on cybercrime forums. "Every American person should assume all of their data is out there," Elvis Chan, a supervisory special agent with the FBI who specializes in investigating cybercrime, told the Wall Street Journal late last year (see: Congratulations: You Get 'Free' Identity Theft Monitoring).

Marriott Leads the Pack

Last year, in terms of the industries that suffered the greatest number of breaches, the
business sector led by a clear margin, followed by healthcare, financial services, government/military and education, according to the report. Looking at the quantity of sensitive records that were exposed, the business sector was worst, followed by healthcare.

Warning: Actual Numbers Are Worse

The ITRC warns that "the actual total number of exposed records likely exceeds the reported number substantially," because its report is only
based on what organizations have disclosed. govinfosecurity.com

Regulators Apply More Pressure on Companies to Report Security Problems Fast
Companies should pay attention to an investigation by New York regulators into how
Apple Inc. handled the discovery of a bug in its FaceTime app that allows users to spy on each other. Regulators are taking more interest in why some companies reveal cybersecurity problems quickly and others seem to wait.

That notification period, and the time it takes a company to repair a problem, must be explainable and reasonable and because the U.S. lacks a uniform federal law that defines terms, states are beginning to step in and ask questions -- and all 50 states have different rules. cybersecurity.cmail19.com

Ransomware Victims Who Pay Cough Up $6,733 (on Average)
Ransomware victims who opt to pay their attackers for the promise of a decryption key forked over, on average, $6,733 during the fourth quarter of 2018, up 13 percent from the previous quarter, says ransomware incident response firm Coveware.

The increase in the average ransom demand may trace to attackers more often targeting specific firms - via social engineering attacks and remote desktop protocol access - from which they demand higher ransoms, the company says in a research report. govinfosecurity.com

Crooks Continue to Exploit GoDaddy Hole
Godaddy.com, the world's largest domain name registrar, recently addressed an authentication weakness that cybercriminals were using to blast out spam through legitimate, dormant domains. But several more recent malware spam campaigns suggest GoDaddy's fix hasn't gone far enough, and that scammers likely still have a sizable arsenal of hijacked GoDaddy domains at their disposal. krebsonsecurity.com

Radio Frequency Identification Market to Witness Robust Expansion of 14.5% CAGR throughout the Forecast 2018-2028
The global RFID market is expected to register a CAGR of 14.5% during 2018 - 2028 with SEA and Others of APAC, Western Europe and North America accounting for significant market value shares by the end of the forecast period. openpr.com

Atlanta Based Huddle House 341 Locations - POS Security Breach




Intellicheck is an industry leader in fraud prevention. The company's Retail ID solution stops fraud before it starts on mobile devices, online and at the point of sale. Intellicheck's state-of-the-art technology tackles retail's most costly and challenging fraud issues including fraudulent account openings, account takeovers, card-not-present fraud, gift card fraud, fraudulent check transactions, and more.

With retail loss prevention facing exceptional, costly challenges with skyrocketing incidents of fraud, Bryan Lewis, President & CEO, explains what makes Intellicheck uniquely qualified to handle those challenges.

Dan Santell - Captis Intelligence - Quick Take 10

Dan Santell walks Joe and Amber through the process of how Captis Intelligence's solution works for retail LP - from incident to offender identification to apprehension. Learn how Captis can easily integrate with a retailer's existing technology infrastructure and what the challenges and opportunities are for facial recognition.



1 Billion Fraudulent Card-Not-Present Transactions
99% Stopped - Worth $500 Million

Using machine learning technology online user verification platform NuData analyzed events in real time during the December 2018 online shopping season.

Fraudulent card-not-present transactions include e-commerce payments and payments made through smart devices in stores. NuData flagged 52% of login traffic - 50% from desktops and 35% from mobile devices - as fraudulent by monitoring website traffic changes, analyzing sudden changes in browser type, surfing speed and time on page, and stopping them as high‐risk deviations. By accurately flagging these events as fraudulent, NuData advises retailers could stop access or monitor them closely to prevent fraud.

Insights from NuData also indicate that fraudsters laid the groundwork months before the holiday season. NuData identified and flagged 37% of the new customer accounts created in October 2018 as high risk. This number spiked from the yearly average of 14%.

In addition, botnet attacks were up 224% in September 2018. NuData also noted that abnormal behavior across logins, IP addresses or purchase behavior was up 47% in September. chainstoreage.com

London, UK: Close to $1.3 billion worth of IP crime disrupted by PIPCU since 2013
The City of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has disrupted nearly three-quarters of a billion worth of IP related crime since its inception in 2013.

After a stellar year that saw PIPCU tackle a range of IP infringements, including counterfeit airbags and poppy merchandise, it brought its overall disruption total to £719 million.

Since its 2013 inception, PIPCU has taken down over 66,500 websites suspected of selling counterfeits. Over half of the websites were believed be selling counterfeit clothing. ippromagazine.com

"Security & Convenience - The bedrocks of a dynamic digital marketplace"
Biometric authentication boosts consumer confidence in online accounts by 30%

The introduction of physical biometrics for online authentication increases the confidence global consumers have in the security of personal accounts from 43 percent to 74 percent, according to research from Experian. Despite this, biometrics use lags passwords, PIN codes, security questions, and document verification among authentication methods.

The Global Identity and Fraud Report shows that security is the most important part of the online experience for 74 percent of people around the world, followed by convenience. More than two-thirds of consumers (70 percent) would share more personal data with businesses online in order to improve the security and convenience of their interactions. Transparency also helps, with 80 percent saying they are likely to have more trust in organizations that are more transparent. biometricupdate.com

Thanksgiving Day Is Now the No. 3 Online Shopping Holiday at $3.7B

Research Identifies the Impact of E-Commerce on the Trucking Industry

Amazon Plans to build Fulfillment Center on Site of Abandoned Akron, OH Mall

Visual search seen as more trustworthy than other online content, study finds




Guam: Kmart Loss Prevention employees allegedly used cards to get over $100K
A man and woman who worked as Kmart's loss prevention employees used prepaid credit cards to fraudulently get over $100,000 in cash back, according to a magistrate's complaint filed Thursday in the Superior Court of Guam. Parent company Sears Holdings conducted an internal investigation into the Guam Kmart and found Candelaria Blas and Gerard Pangelinan used several prepaid MyVanilla credit cards to take money from the company.

A Sears employee told police that people would use the MyVanilla card to buy something of lower value and get cash back. The card was only charged 50 cents, but the person would get back $50, documents state. The store wouldn't get any reimbursement, the charging documents state. Blas had three cards linked to her in which about 865 transactions were logged and a total $77,100 was given in cash back. This occurred between May 2018 and August 2018. Pangelinan had four cards linked to him with 811 transactions logged between July and August 2018. Over $40,000 was given in cash back on those cards. The Sears employee stated that Blas told him that loading $50 on the card could get up to $2,000 back and the card could be used over and over. guampdn.com

Kewanee, IL: Walmart theft linked to 8 other incidents and $90,000 in stolen merchandise
A theft Friday, Feb. 1 at a Kewanee Walmart is linked to several others in Michigan, and Kewanee Police told Local 4 News they've got away with an expensive amount of merchandise. Kewanee Detective Michael Minx said Wednesday the two men have stolen about $90,000 worth of items from a total of nine Walmart stores so far. The incident early morning Feb. 1 at the Kewanee location was about $12,000. Kewanee Police add there could be more cases. The department is working with Walmart. The company is coordinating the effort with police departments where the other thefts took place. ourquadcities.com

Wilkes-Barre Township, PA: Two men wanted in theft of $20,000 of merchandise from Lumber Liquidators
Police want to find the two men caught on camera stealing from a business in Luzerne County. Wilkes-Barre Township police say a trailer and tools worth about $20,000 were taken from Lumber Liquidators on Mundy Street. They say it happened just after midnight Wednesday. wnep.com


Cedar Falls, IA: $28k of products taken from Tech store
Tech Cedar Falls owner Nick Steinbeck said that the burglary happened at 4:06 a.m. Wednesday morning. About 25 percent of the store's total inventory was taken in just over a minute before the suspects fled. cbs2iowa.com

UK: Eastbourne shoplifter handed prison sentence after magistrates decide he is a 'professional criminal'
Lonergan pleaded guilty to stealing meat worth $180 from Marks and Spencers on August 17 when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court on January 25. He was sentenced to seven days in prison and ordered to pay $90 in compensation. Magistrates said the reason for the custodial sentence was because the number and nature of previous offences showed he was operating as a professional criminal. eastbourneherald.co.uk

Prescott Valley, AZ: Police Seek to Identify two suspects in $1,300 theft from multiple area Walmarts

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Shootings & Deaths

Cook County, IL: Police release video 3 months after Jemel Roberson's death
Security Guard caught a shooting suspect - only to be shot by police minutes later

In the early hours of November 11, 2018, 26-year-old Jemel Roberson was working security at a bar in the Chicago suburbs when a shooting broke out. Shortly after Roberson subdued the suspect at gunpoint, police arrived - and fatally shot the black, armed security guard as he pinned the suspect to the ground.

Now, nearly three months after Roberson's death, a series of videos released this week by the Cook County Sheriff's Office show the chaotic scene that unfolded as bystanders reacted to Roberson's shooting. The videos were recorded by police body cameras and bystanders' cellphones. In one, a security guard who worked with Roberson tells police that Ian Covey, the white officer who opened fire, did so despite being told that Roberson was security. Other witnesses can be heard crying and yelling in the background. wgntv.com

Easley, SC: Men charged in death of clerk who was gunned down
in Upstate C- store robbery

Two Greenville County men have been charged with murder in the death of a 39-year-old store clerk killed during a December robbery, Easley police announced Wednesday. Police said Stacy Regina Branham, 49, of Piedmont, was shot and killed during a robbery at the B Pam's Food Mart on Dec. 14. wyff4.com

San Fernando, CA: Chatsworth Aquarium store owner charged
in deadly shooting of employee

A Chatsworth man who owns a home aquarium business was charged Tuesday with murder for allegedly killing a 22-year-old employee during an argument. Brian Vincent Hunt, 49, pleaded not guilty in a San Fernando courtroom in connection with last Friday's killing of Ricardo Sanchez, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. dailynews.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Fort Myers, FL: Customers stop robber who attacked clerk at grocery store
Good Samaritans stopped a robbery suspect at a Lee County grocery store, and it was caught on camera. The surveillance video shows the moment a man casually walked into the Carniceria Monterrey grocery store in Fort Myers. He then attacked the clerk with a wooden stick and grabbed fistfuls of cash. nbc-2.com

Springfield, OH: Police looking for 4 armed suspects in Kay Jewelers robbery
Police are looking for four masked and armed suspects in the robbery of the Kay Jewelers store, a Springfield police sergeant said. Police are still working to determine what was taken, she said. The robbery occurred as the store was closing at 9 p.m. Police do have surveillance video and investigators are reviewing it, she said. whio.com

Harris County, TX: Thieves ram truck into James Avery Jewelers, steal several display items in less than a minute
A James Avery Artisan Jewelry store in northeast Harris County will have a lot of cleanup to do after a smash-and-grab robbery. According to authorities, the store near the East Sam Houston Parkway and West Lake Houston Parkway was broken into around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. click2houston.com

Fresno, CA: Two adults, two teens arrested in connection to several Armed Robberies; Liquor store and multiple 7-Eleven locations

Portland, OR: Man accused of beating Shoe Store employee with boots facing assault charge

UK: Birmingham, England: Terrified diners hide under tables as gunman storms Walsall McDonald's


Fire & Arson

St Louis, MO: Police car doused in gasoline, set on fire outside Pawn Shop overnight
The car, which was being used as a decoy and was not occupied, was sitting in front of Lee's Pawn and Jewelry on Martin Luther King Drive when it was doused in gasoline and lit on fire just after midnight Thursday, according to an officer at the scene. kmov.com

Chula Vista, CA: Flames Rip Through Santa's Toy Store
The fire broke out at Santa's Toys at 657 Palomar Street. Flames ripped through a single-story strip mall in Chula Vista Tuesday night and flames were shooting through the roof by the time firefighters arrived. nbcsandiego.com

Cargo Theft

Morgan County, CO: $60,000 of merchandise, 2 semi-trailers and a 40 foot cargo container seized in Police Operation
Items recovered in the search included a 2012 Great Dane 53-foot semi-trailer; a 2007 Utility 53-foot Reefer semi-trailer; a 40-foot cargo container; and 61 boxes of JEK Custom Cabinets. The total estimated value of recovered stolen items was $59,500, according to Morgan County Sheriff Dave Martin. The stolen items recovered stemmed from investigations of thefts from the Denver area, Martin confirmed. The warrant was the culmination of several months of ongoing investigations into auto theft of standard and commercial vehicles, as well as commercial cargo theft. fortmorgantimes.com

South Africa: Driver stages accident to hide Cargo Theft
An elaborate scheme by a truck driver to sell a load of deodorant and other personal hygiene materials he was transporting for a well known distribution company in Windhoek backfired and landed him behind bars. A large amount of cash discovered in the cab of the truck uncovered the elaborate ruse to commit theft and blaming it on people unknown. informante.web.na


Floyd County, GA: Man who killed C- store clerk, shot another enters guilty plea
The sentencing for Lamar Rashad Nicholson, 29, was set for April 2 after Judge J. Bryant Durham ordered a pre-sentencing investigation. Nicholson faces time up to life without parole plus 168 years. It's been one year since Nicholson gunned down Parmjit Singh "Rimmi" Dhrim, manager of the Hi-Tech Quick Stop, 500 Burnett Ferry Road. Following that shooting Nicholson drove to another convenience store at 204 N. Elm Street where he shot and wounded clerk Parthey Patel who survived the shooting. northwestgeorgianews.com

Hartford, CT: Two Charged in Armed Robbery at Metro PCS Store

St. Louis, MO: Man pleads guilty to carjacking, Armed Robbery of a 7- Eleven

Jefferson City, MO: Former Dunkin Donut employee pleaded guilty to Burglary; 5 years probation and $483 in restitution


C-Store - Billings, MT - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Laredo, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Bedford County, VA - Burglary
C-Store - Huntsville, AL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Grants Pass, OR - Armed Robbery
C-Store - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - LaPorte, IN - Armed Robbery
Cash Advance - Springfield, IL - Armed Robbery
Cash Advance - Eaton County, MI - Armed Robbery
Computer Store - Cedar Falls, IA - Burglary
CVS - Indianapolis, IN - Robbery
Gas Station - Little Rock, AR - Armed Robbery /clerk shot, wounded
Gas Station - Hampshire County, WV - Robbery
Gun Shop - Woonsocket, RI - Robbery
Hardware - Wilkes-Barre Township, PA - Burglary
Jewelry - Springfield, OH - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Harris County, TX - Burglary
Kohl's - Bakersfield, CA - Robbery
Marijuana - Los Angeles, CA - Burglary
Metro PCS - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Motorcycle shop - Pittsburg, CA - Robbery
Shoe Store - Portland, OR - Burglary
Tobacco - Hazel Park, MI - Burglary


Daily Totals:
16 robberies
7 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings





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District Loss Prevention Manager
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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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Going beyond your job description and taking responsibility for things outside your scope broadens your "runway" and quite frankly we hear that term all the time when it comes to defining an executive's future. It's not the job that's defining you, it's your own perceptions of what you can do that determines how far you go. Opening your mind and embracing what you don't know will allow you to change your own perceptions and thus lengthen your runway. And in today's environment where we've all been stretched, you've got to be focused on the value you're adding to the company you're working for. If you can focus there and be able to specifically list the value you're adding, odds are, regardless of what happens to the company you're working for, you'll do great!

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