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Liz Cody promoted to Executive Director of Loss Prevention for Luby's Fuddruckers Restaurants
Liz was previously the Executive Director of Transition for the restaurant, and has held other positions for Luby's Restaurants/Luby's Fuddrucker Restaurants including Director of Loss Prevention for over ten years, and Loss Prevention Specialist/Manager for over four years. Congratulations, Liz!
Gary Novello, CFI named Director of AP Investigations for Bloomingdale's
Gary will be responsible for leading the Central Investigations Team and the asset protection investigative strategy for the organization. Gary comes to Bloomingdale's from Bed Bath and Beyond where he was a Regional Loss Prevention Manager with responsibility for 55 stores and three different concepts. Gary also worked for Macy's as a Security Director in both the Herald Square and Roosevelt Field locations. Gary is a graduate of Hofstra University in Long Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations Gary!
Leo Cabral, CFI named Director SC Safety & Asset Protection
for Lowe's

Previously, Leo was the Manager of Regional Loss Prevention - West Region for Penske Logistics. He's also held various other loss prevention positions including Manager of Ecommerce Loss Prevention for Kohl's, Manager of Loss Prevention Distribution & Technologies for Big Lots, DC Loss Prevention Manager and District LP Manager for Pep Boys, and LP Manager for Saks Fifth Avenue. Congratulations, Leo!
Kate Early promoted to Director of Asset Protection Process and Strategy for Lowe's
Kate was previously the Corporate Manager of LP, Safety and Operations for the home improvement retailer. She's also held positions there as LP & Operations Support Manager and Department Manager of LP and Safety. Kate earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing, Management and International Business from Kent State University. Congratulations Kate!
Travis Shipley promoted to Market Health & Wellness Director
for Walmart

Travis previously held the role of Regional Asset Protection Director for the retailer, and has held various other positions in asset protection during his 26 plus years there including Regional AP Senior Manager, Regional AP Manager, Market AP Manager and District LP Supervisor. He earned his Bachelors of Business Administration from University of Wyoming. Congratulations Travis!
Jacob Oney promoted to Operations Director - OH, IN, KY, WV, PA
for Target

Previously, Jacob was a Store Team Leader for Target for over four years, and also held various roles in the asset protection department at Target including Assets Protection Business Partner and Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection. He was also an Area LP Coordinator for Stein Mart and an AP Specialist for Home Depot. Jacob earned his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from David N. Myers University. Congratulations, Jacob!

Greg Purwin promoted to Corporate Manager of Investigations for Lord & Taylor

Greg previously held the position of AP Manager before this promotion. He was also a Regional LP Investigator for TJX Companies for four years in 2012, and LP Manager and Lead LP Investigator for Lord & Taylor for five years when he started in 2007. Congratulations, Greg!

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In 2016 Professor Beck published a report on the Total Retail Loss (TRL) concept (https://tinyurl.com/y8v5o2p2) which aimed to provide the retail industry with a new way to define and measure how losses impact upon retail organisations. Since then it has begun to be adopted by retailers around the world to varying degrees.

He is now starting some new research to develop this work further, looking particularly to:

1. Find out about levels of awareness and use of the Total Retail Loss concept.
2. Understand how it should be adapted to keep it fit for purpose.
3. Consider the barriers to its use.
4. Assemble tools and techniques to help those who may want to use it in the future.

The first part of this research is a short online survey of retailers from around the world on their levels of awareness of the TRL concept. He would be very grateful if you could find 10 minutes to complete this survey, which can be found at:


The deadline for replying is 28th February 2019. Thank you very much for taking the time to contribute to this research - your support is very much appreciated. The results of this work will be made freely available in the summer of 2019. Please do contact Professor Beck if you would like to find out more about this research.

The First LPF Learning Day for 2019 - Don't Miss Out!

Do you or any of your team members live or work in the Indianapolis area?
Learning Day is only 30 days away - register now!

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF), in partnership with the University of Indianapolis' Department of Criminal Justice, recently announced the first LPF Learning Day for 2019. The one-day seminar will be held Tuesday, March 12 at the University of Indianapolis from 9:00am - 4:00pm (lunch included) and is dedicated to the loss prevention industry and the opportunities it affords. This event is being held for anyone interested in a career in public safety, business or related fields, as well as, current LP professionals looking to take their career to the next level.

Do not miss this opportunity to get a closer look into the LP/AP profession, earn CEUs towards your Loss Prevention Certification (LPC), have a chance to win an LPF Course Scholarship and meet some of the top retail LP/AP leaders and solution providers within the industry. Click here to register and learn more.

ADT Acquires DIY Home Security Company LifeShield

After spending the past few years beefing up its cybersecurity and commercial divisions, it looks like ADT (NYSE: ADT) is now doing the same for its DIY sector with the acquisition of wireless security company LifeShield.

The addition of LifeShield's technology to ADT's security and automation solutions and expertise increases ADT's ability to address the approximately 80% of U.S. households who do not have professionally installed and monitored home security, the company said in an announcement. securitysales.com

Bezos Security Chief Leading Blackmail, Extortion Investigation
Has Protected Stars for Decades

The man Jeff Bezos tapped to help determine who might have leaked the billionaire's personal text messages and photos to the National Enquirer has spent decades working as a kind of secret service agent to some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Gavin de Becker, Mr. Bezos' personal security chief, is known throughout the entertainment industry for keeping A-list talent safe from the dangerous trappings of fame: stalkers, death threats and obsessive fans.

Since graduating from Beverly Hills High School in the early 1970s, Mr. de Becker, 64 years old, has found himself in proximity to some of the biggest stars and scandals in recent Hollywood history. By 19 he was helping run security for Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. By his 30s, he was protecting Cher, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, as celebrities grew more aware of security concerns in the wake of John Lennon's murder and the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan.

Nothing in his career, though, resembled the past several weeks. On Thursday, Mr. Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com Inc., published a blog post accusing National Enquirer parent company American Media LLC of blackmail and said Mr. de Becker was leading an investigation into who leaked personal messages sent between Mr. Bezos and his girlfriend. The investigation also is trying to determine motives of the Enquirer, he said. wsj.com

Bezos probe concludes mistress' brother was Enquirer source
Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have concluded that the brother of the Amazon CEO's mistress leaked the couple's intimate text messages to the National Enquirer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday.

The findings add to the intrigue surrounding the clash between the pro-Trump tabloid and the world's richest man. Bezos' investigators have suggested the Enquirer's coverage of his affair was driven by dirty politics. Trump has been highly critical of Bezos over his ownership of The Washington Post and Amazon, and the Post's coverage of the White House.

The brother, Michael Sanchez, is a supporter of President Donald Trump and an acquaintance of Trump allies Roger Stone and Carter Page. He is also the manager of his sister, Lauren Sanchez, a former TV anchor. The investigators have not said how they believe Michael Sanchez came into possession of his sister's intimate messages. startribune.com

A lawyer at the heart of the National Enquirer's war with Jeff Bezos
used to work for Amazon for 9 years


UK: National Retail Crime Steering Group tackles abusive and violent attacks
510,000 retail assaults/threats in 2017 - Up 150% over 2016

The Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, Victoria Atkins, is examining options for providing further protections for shop workers from violence and abuse. The call for evidence is intended to help strengthen the evidence base and look at all options for addressing these crimes.

Chairing a meeting of the National Retail Crime Steering Group today, which includes members such as the British Retail Consortium and the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), Victoria Atkins discussed proposals for a call to evidence. These include how to protect retail workers from abuse and violence that often occur from age-restricted sales, such as cigarettes and alcohol.

The Home Office's Commercial Victimisation Survey estimated that in 2017, workers from the wholesale and retail sector were victim to around 510,000 incidents of assaults and threats, more than twice the number recorded in 2016 (203,000 incidents).

The National Retail Crime Steering Group brings government, police and industry together to improve the response to crimes affecting the sector, including assaults and theft. Today the group will focus exclusively on the response to violence and abuse toward shop workers.

The Home Office will additionally provide £50,000 of funding for a sector-led communications campaign to raise awareness of the wide ranging offences that may be used to address this behaviour. gov.uk

US: Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker Delivers Remarks to the National Sheriffs' Association's Winter Conference
When President Trump first took office, violent crime had been rising sharply for two years.

From 2014 to 2016, the violent crime rate went up by nearly seven percent nationwide. Robberies went up. Assaults went up by over 8 percent. Rape went up by nearly 13 percent. Murder went up by a shocking 21 percent.

This team effort inspired us at the Department to ask how we could help you replicate that success elsewhere on our border. Phil and Jon have been working with you to create a Real-Time Intelligence Center that will empower Border sheriffs to share intelligence and interdict drug traffickers.

In the last fiscal year, the Justice Department charged the greatest number of violent crime defendants since we started to track this category more than 25 years ago. We broke the previous record by nearly 15 percent.

We also charged more than 15,000 defendants with federal firearms offenses, which is a record. We broke that record by a margin of 17 percent. justice.gov

Top Management at Rent-A-Center Called "Bunch of Crooks" in Court
Stealing Intellectual Property? Looking Inside the Books - Wouldn't be the 1st Time
Using a Merger Deal to Copy Another Retailer?

Vintage Capital partner Brian Kahn while on the stand during a trial in Delaware on Monday said the directors and top management at Rent-A-Center are "a bunch of crooks."

Rent-A-Center terminated its merger agreement with Vintage, valued at $1.4 billion with the assumption of debt, in December surprising Vintage officials who said both sides had agreed that government antitrust review would push the closing into 2019

"It is fraud. They're a bunch of crooks. They absolutely used this process, used this merger agreement, to come in and get everything we did that made Buddy's grow over the last six or seven years," said Kahn during questioning by Vintage cousel, Tariq Mundiya of Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Kahn said he and Rent-A-Center CEO Mitch Fadel are longtime friends and that they agreed to the merger when the Plano-based rent-to-own retailer was struggling, according to the Law 360 article published Tuesday.

At stake is a $126.5 million reverse breakup fee that Rent-A-Center is demanding. dallasnews.com

Talk About Non-Compete Agreements & Keeping Your Enemies in Your Pocket
Former Aldi Top Executive Hired as Lidl's U.S. Chairman

Poised for a major expansion in metropolitan New York, Lidl has appointed Roman Heini as chairman of Lidl US. Heini (left) joined Lidl in October from rival discount grocer Aldi, where he served as a joint managing director for the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2014. Lidl said Heini and Fieber will focus on optimizing operations for the U.S. stores, which number more than 60, and driving Lidl US' growth into new markets on the East Coast. Overall, Lidl operates approximately 10,500 stores in 29 countries. supermarketnews.com

The Ultimate "High End" Store-Within-A-Store
A $950 Bong? A $1,475 Weed Grinder?
You Can Find Them at Barneys

Luxury department store Barney's jumps on the cannabis train with a fancy head shop in Beverly Hills called High End.

Maybe you've heard about MedMen, the design-forward marijuana dispensary chain that Page Six described as "the Barneys of weed." And then there's the Plug, a premium dispensary in downtown Los Angeles that LA Weekly called "the Barneys of weed." Well, there's a new Barneys of weed, and this one has a familiar name: Barneys. The company may also open the head shop in other states, including New York if recreational cannabis becomes legal there. nytimes.com

Toys R Us plots a second act with new look, new name - "Tru Kids"
Toys R Us liquidated its business last year, unable to emerge from bankruptcy after a crippling 2017 holiday season. Its lenders, including Solus Alternative Asset Management and the Angelo Gordon investment firm, took control of the company's intellectual property, which include the Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Geoffrey brand names.

As of Jan. 20, several former Toys R US executives began running a company called "Tru Kids" to manage those brands, said Richard Barry, new president of Tru Kids and former chief merchandising officer of Toys R Us.

The full business plan for Tru Kid is still a work in progress, Barry told CNBC. The new company is exploring multiple options, including stand-alone stores, pop-up shops or a partnership like the one Solus and Angelo Gordon previously explored with Kroger. When asked whether Tru Kids would partner with Amazon, Barry said he would "not take anything off the table at all." cnbc.com

Pay-O-Matic - Director of Security job has been removed from website

Payless Plans to Shutter Most - If Not ALL - Stores

Shopko To Close 250 Stores

WeWork Closes $850M Buy of Former Lord & Taylor Flagship

Chipotle 'Hasn't Even Scratched the Surface' on U.S. Store Growth
2,500 Stores and Counting

Store Owner Can't Be Sued Over Murder, Ga. Appeals Court Rules



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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Trump Signs Executive Order Promoting Artificial Intelligence
President Trump signed an executive order Monday meant to spur the development and regulation of artificial intelligence, technology that many experts believe will define the future of everything from consumer products to health care to warfare.

A.I. experts across industry, academia and government have long called on the Trump administration to make the development of artificial intelligence a major priority.

In a briefing with reporters on Sunday, a senior administration official said the White House would increase efforts to educate American workers in the field. The administration plans to work with the National Council for the American Worker to create educational efforts through industry and academia, and it will call on government agencies to develop fellowships related to A.I. nytimes.com

Dunkin' Donuts accounts compromised in 2nd credential stuffing attack in 3 months
Dunkin' Donuts announced today that it was the victim of a credential stuffing attack during which hackers gained access to customer accounts. This marks the second time in three months that the coffee shop chain notifies users of account breaches following credential stuffing attacks.

Credentials stuffing is a cyber-security term that describes a type of cyber-attack where hackers take combinations of usernames and passwords leaked at other sites and use them to gain (illegal) access on accounts on new sites.

Dunkin' Donuts reported a first credential stuffing attack at the end of November (the actual attack occurred on October 31). Today, the company reported a second credential stuffing attack (attack happened on January 10).

Just like in the first, hackers used user credentials leaked at other sites to gain entry to DD Perks rewards accounts, which provide repeat customers with a way to earn points and use them to get free beverages or discounts for other Dunkin' Donuts products. The type of information typically stored inside a DD Perks account includes a user's first and last names, email address (also used as username), a 16-digit DD Perks account number, and a DD Perks QR code. zdnet.com

Experian Global Poll: US Suffers the Most Online Fraud
U.S. Business & Consumers Getting Hammered More Than Anyone Else
New data from the credit reporting firm shows the sheer scale of online activity in the US also has made businesses and consumers there prime targets.

Consumers and businesses in the United States appear to be experiencing substantially more online fraud than their counterparts in other regions of the world.

The situation is driving an increased focus on technologies for detecting and preventing online fraud, a new survey by Experian shows.

The results showed eight-in-10 US businesses reporting an increase in fraud losses over the past 12 months, compared to 55% in Europe, the Middle East, and the rest of Asia. Much of the losses were tied to fraud resulting from account takeovers and the use of fake and stolen identities.

Experian's survey shows that some 40% of consumers worldwide have experienced at least one fraudulent incident online. Here again, the incidence of fraud was much higher among US consumers than individuals elsewhere. darkreading.com

A Federal Data Privacy Law Could Clarify Rules But No Solid Proposal Is in Sight
While federal lawmakers meet, discuss, form task forces, consult industry and do the sundry other things lawmakers do, states are on the move. California's far-reaching consumer privacy law, which is set to take effect in January 2020, appears to have spurred on several states to entertain ideas for setting new limits on how organizations can use consumer information.

At the federal level, some big technology companies-notably
Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp.-have said they support a nationwide law to simplify and clarify the rules. But that's been slow-going and states are pressing ahead, WSJ Pro's Adam Janofsky reports.

States Follow in California's Wake on Data Privacy Legislation

California is setting the pace for strict privacy laws in the U.S. as lawmakers in at least eight states have put forward data privacy bills in recent weeks.

States including Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Utah and Washington are considering laws that would restrict how businesses gather, share and handle personal information. Many of the laws are modeled after the California Consumer Privacy Act, a sweeping data privacy bill that was signed into law last June.

Common features of state proposals include the right for residents to know what information is collected and request that their data is not sold, said Ms. Illman. These features are part of Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, enacted last May, and California's privacy act, which goes into effect next January. cybersecurity.cmail19.com

Vendor allegedly assaults security researcher who disclosed massive vulnerability




OpenEye is an innovator in the design and development of software solutions for video management, business intelligence, and loss prevention. Their OpenEye Web Services is a scalable and secure video surveillance solution that simplifies operations and management by moving these functions to the cloud.

Brent Gable, Director of Business Development for OpenEye, tells us how OWS combines the performance and reliability of local recording with the convenience and flexibility of the cloud, producing a greater return on your retail investment, saving you time, and providing an easier, more secure surveillance solution.

Brent Gable - OpenEye - Quick Take 13

Brent Gable, Director of Business Development, OpenEye, meets up with Joe and Amber to chat about OpenEye's modern approach to video management, how they're helping LP departments work better with IT, and what kinds of cutting-edge technologies retailers can expect in the near future. Plus, Brent shares a few fun things about himself in our "Lightning Round".



How 'Dynamic Friction' Could Be Online Fraud's Kryptonite
In the latest edition of the PYMNTS Masterclass video series, Kevin Lee, trust and safety architect at Sift, dives deep into the new landscape of fraud, and gives specific advice about how to best counter it. Sure, everyone knows fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated and organized - but how many know what to really do about it? Besides that Masterclass video, Lee, along with Karen Webster, will discuss this subject further in today's PYMNTS webinar entitled "Building a Trust and Safety Team from the Ground Up."

In the new Masterclass video, Lee summed up the evolution of fraud over the past decade or so, providing an observation that might lead to some anxious nights for merchants. No longer does fraud typically mean "one individual" trying to break into an eCommerce platform. "Now, different types of bots and scripts attack platforms, not one by one but thousands at a time," he said.

And that's not all: Fraud today involves relatively complicated - compared to a decade or so ago - attempts to take over legitimate accounts or create enduring fake ones. As well, retailers handle much more than payments these days, of course: Digital commerce means delivery, content and other factors that can also give criminals an opening.

That all presents numerous challenges for any retailers interested in avoiding the bad PR, litigation and loss of revenue that typically follows a breach or hack. Among them is building better fraud prevention defenses without alienating honest consumers and existing and potential customers. To put it another way, the challenge is to stop criminals without introducing too much friction that can result in customers giving up on creating accounts or abandoning online shopping carts. pymnts.com

Infographic: What are the top online marketplaces?
The top online marketplaces in the world sold $1.86 trillion in 2018. Sales on marketplace sites, like those operated by Alibaba, Amazon, eBay and others, accounted for 52% of global web sales in 2018, according to Internet Retailer's analysis. The growth of these sites in ecommerce is a reason many large retailers, including sportswear e-retailer Fanatics Inc., recently began selling on marketplaces.

Here are the key findings of a new in-depth analysis of the just-released Internet Retailer Top 100 Online Marketplaces ranking.

Key takeaways from infographic:
● $1.86 trillion spent globally on the top 100 online marketplaces in 2018
● Gross merchandise sales grew 23% last year compared with 2017
● 59 are based in the U.S., and they grew sales 16% in 2017
● 39 of the 100 top marketplaces launched between 2010-2015

Read more: digitalcommerce360.com

Zulily takes fresh approach to e-commerce

US online CPG sales grew 35.4% in 2018 and represented 11% of the total market

Amazon targets QVC with live shopping stream

Sales surge today for online floral retailers




Canoga Park, CA: 2 Arrested, 1 Sought After Video Captures $700K in Jewelry Being Stolen From Macy's
Two people have been arrested and one person is still being sought in connection with a burglary of about $700,000 in jewelry from a Canoga Park Macy's last summer, authorities said Monday. Two burglars broke into the store through a roof hatch door around 1:45 a.m. on July 6, 2018, before managing to pry open a locked door and later taking off with thousands in jewelry, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. Marvin T. Carter, believed to be one of those two suspects, was arrested on suspicion of burglary on Thursday while his alleged co-conspirator Michael L. Bourgois is still at large. A third suspect, Khadijah J. Toliver, was taken into custody on suspicion of receiving stolen property on Thursday, police said. ktla.com

Cranston, RI: Former Ross-Simons Jewelers employee charged with stealing
$222K worth of merchandise

Police are working to recover tens of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise that was stolen from a Cranston-based jeweler, and a former employee is believed to be the culprit. Yanill C. Taveras, 26, of Providence, was arrested on an embezzlement charge late last month, according to Cranston police. Police said they were contacted by Ross-Simons on Jan. 29 after management discovered some high-value pieces of jewelry were missing from their inventory. In total, 121 pieces of jewelry worth approximately $222,152 were unaccounted for, police said. Taveras was identified as a possible suspect, according to police, and detectives soon learned she had pawned large amounts of jewelry at area pawn shops. Police paid those businesses a visit and said they retrieved approximately $105,650 worth of the missing jewelry. wpri.com

Philadelphia, PA: Warrants issued for 2 in $15,000 Walmart electronics theft
Warrants were issued Feb. 6 for two suspects believed to have taken more than $15,000 worth of electronics from the Walmart in the 1500 block of Bethlehem Pike in October of last year, Hilltown Township Police Department said. Jahmir Mitchell, 20, no fixed address, and James Jordan, 42, of Philadelphia, are also under investigation for "numerous" other high-dollar retail thefts involving electronics in Pennsylvania and surrounding states, police said. thereporteronline.com

Wayne, NJ: Police say women shoplifted $2,000 worth of merchandise from Sephora at Willowbrook

Eureka, MO : $1,500 of Tires stolen from Walmart Storage Facility

Wyckoff, NJ: $1,100 in clothing and a Booster Bag seized during arrest

Lady Lake, FL: Woman with $700 in stolen merchandise arrested at Belk in The Villages

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Shootings & Deaths

Philadelphia, PA: Roosevelt Mall Parking Lot Shooting Leaves 2 Wounded,
3 Facing Charges

Authorities say a shooting in a Philadelphia mall parking lot ended with two men critically wounded and three people facing charges. The shooting at the Roosevelt Mall was reported around 8:35 p.m. Monday. Authorities say the two men were in a car when they were shot. Responding officers did not find the two victims, but soon learned they had been driven to a hospital. They were listed in critical condition, but their names and further information on their injuries were not disclosed. usnews.com

C-Store Murder suspect tries to turn self in at New Orleans Jail, but Deputies want ID
A man accused of killing a store clerk in New Orleans East is behind bars after he turned himself in to police but was initially denied because he did not have proper ID. Frank Sams and his attorney had to convince the Deputies that he was the man who had a warrant for his arrest for the murder of a 58 year old C- Store clerk. Sam's attorney produced a newspaper article with the suspect's picture, Deputies finally accepted the suspect into custody. Sam's is a repeat offender and was unable to secure a State ID, due to missing or lost SSN card and birth certificate. wwltv.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Carmel, IN: Walgreens Pharmacist restrained, beaten during Armed Robbery
Three thieves in masks restrained and attacked a pharmacist during a weekend robbery at a Walgreens store, police say. According to the Carmel Police Department, the robbery happened around 2:45 a.m. Saturday at the Walgreens located on S. Range Line Rd. Police said three men entered the store wearing masks; one of them had a gun. The thieves restrained and battered the pharmacist before taking medicine and some cash. One employee was taken to an area hospital with injuries, police said. fox59.com

Annapolis, MD: Dollar General employee on trial for Shooting at Shoplifters
pleads Not Guilty

Monday morning, Sergio Diaz, Jr., 32, appeared in the 347th District Court for his arraignment. During his hearing this morning, Diaz, Jr. pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. In January 2018, Diaz was working at the Dollar General at the Bel Aire Shopping Center on Staples near Annapolis. According to police, Diaz confronted a couple he thought was stealing. Police said moments later Diaz fired two shots at the couple but he wasn't sure if he hit anyone. About three hours later, one of the victims showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound. Diaz is set to go on trial on February 25th. kristv.com

Columbus, OH: 9 Men indicted in series of 11 Pharmacy Robberies in Ohio
A federal grand jury has charged nine southern Ohio men with crimes related to the armed robberies of 11 Ohio pharmacies including one in Xenia. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Roland Herndon, acting special agent in charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announced the charges that were unsealed Feb. 11. According to the indictment, from April to October 2018, co-conspirators would present demand notes at pharmacies that stated they were completing an armed robbery and they would kill the employees of the pharmacy if the employees did not comply with demands for narcotics listed in the note. Defendants are charged with conspiring to commit Hobbs Act Robbery, interfering with interstate commerce by robbery and possessing with the intent to distribute Oxycodone. Each of the three crimes is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. xeniagazette.com

San Diego, CA: Owner of Bert Levi Family Jewelers Lashes Out at Robbery Suspects, 'Low Life Scum'

Miami, FL: Investigation continues into $1M Jewelry Store Armed Robbery

Taylor, MI: Police investigating smash-and-grab Jewelry theft at Kohl's

Oklahoma City, OK: Shoplifter headbutted off-duty Canton Police Officer at Walmart

Noida, India: Burger King Employee Held for Cloning Debit Cards and Selling Data to a Gang

Kay Jewelers in the Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD reported a Distraction Theft on 2/10, items valued at $17,000

Piercing Pagoda in the Towne East Mall, Wichita, KS reported a Grab & Run on 2/11, item valued at $458

Cargo Theft

Tampa, FL: FBI offering reward after $65,000 in energy drinks stolen
Investigators say the theft occurred overnight on Feb. 2-3 near E Broadway Avenue and 50th Street, and the truck was located four days later in Broward County. The trailer and energy drinks are still missing, investigators say. tampabay.com


Bethesda, MD: Two Sentenced for Shooting at Montgomery County Mall
Two men who pleaded guilty to a shooting at a Maryland mall were sentenced Monday. The shooting in a garage at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda last March was a result of an ongoing feud between Lucas Graves and David Montalvo and two other men. Prosecutors said they stalked their targets. In the days and hours leading up to the shooting, they were seen at Montgomery Mall outside and inside the Nordstrom where one of the men worked. They enlisted others to help track down their prey until they confronted them in the garage and opened fire. Graves was sentenced to 20 years, and Montalvo was sentenced to 15 years. nbcwashington.com

Ottawa, IL: McDonald's Armed Robbery / Assault suspect sentenced to 58 years
A parolee who robbed a Peru McDonald's on Easter weekend 2017 was sentenced Thursday to 58 years in prison - but not before he offered the judge a last-ditch excuse for what drove him to commit the holdup. Eddie Stiff, 50, of Chicago said his friends drugged him. Once he was out of his wits, he drove to the drive-thru on Shooting Park Road, severely injured a worker and left behind a slew of clues worthy, in his words, of "America's Dumbest Criminals." newstrib.com

Milford, PA: Virginia man gets up to 15 years for identity theft in Pike County; charged $80,000 to business credit card

Northern Irishman jailed for eight years in Turkey after 'swallowing $38,000 diamond ring' that reminded him of his late wife


Book Store - West Chester, PA - Burglary
Candy Store - Miami Beach, FL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Madison, TN - Armed Robbery
C-Store- West Carrollton, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Clearfield, PA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Timmonsville, SC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Preston, MD - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Las Cruces, NM - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Orange, TX - Armed Robbery
Cellphone - Dixon, IL - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Little Rock, AR - Robbery
Game Stop - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - San Diego, CA - Robbery
Kohl's - Taylor, MI - Robbery
Kmart - Chico, CA - Robbery
Marijuana - North Bethesda, MD - Burglary
Metro PCS - Birmingham, AL - Armed Robbery/2 women shot
Pawn Shop - Charlotte, NC - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Eureka, MO - Burglary


Daily Totals:
16 robberies
3 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings





Randy Vickers named District Loss Prevention Manager for Ocean State Job Lot
Rick Marine named District Asset Protection Manager for Abercrombie & Fitch
John Danahy promoted to Manager of Anti-Fraud Field Support, Northeast Region for Walmart
Janie Sexton named District Asset Protection Leader for CVS Health
Toby Holliday promoted to Market Asset and Profit Protection Leader for Sears Holdings Corporation

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Recruiting a Field Manager, Asset Protection to support our Northeast & Midwest HD Supply Construction & Industrial locations. This role will be based in the Greater New York area...

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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...

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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).

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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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