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Q1 RAM LP Committee Meeting
Feb. 21 - Burlington Wegman's

Jeweler's Security Alliance 40th Annual Security Seminar & Expo
Mar. 13-15, 2018

ISC West
April 10-13

MetrORCA Conference
April 17

IOBSE Spring Conference
Registration Open!
April 24-26

Miami-Dade Police Departments Global Cargo Theft Symposium
May 1-4

RLPSA Connect
May 3

CNP Expo
May 15-16

NRF Protect 2018
June 11-13

Q2 RAM LP Committee Meeting
June 13

RLPSA Annual Conference
Aug. 5-8

New England LP Expo
Sept. 13

Q3 RAM LP Committee Meeting
Sept. 14 -
DCU Center
Worcester, MA

LPRC Impact 2018
Oct. 1-3

CORCA Conference
Oct. 3-4

Q4 RAM LP Committee Meeting
Nov. 7th
BJ's Wholesale Inc Corp. Office - Westboro, MA

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Coming Feb. 22/23:

Reflection and the
Next 20 Years

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, The Zellman Group continues to expand their offerings of LP and consulting services for retailers - from civil recovery, restitution and LP analytics, to the recent launch of their ORC Recovery solution. Stuart Levine, CEO; William Ramos, Director of ORC Recovery; and Jason Davies, Director of ORC Investigations, reflect on the company's history, what's changed, what's new, and what's in store for Zellman Group's future.

Catch Up with Hedgie Bartol
of Axis Communications

LPNN veteran Hedgie Bartol, Retail Business Development Manager for Axis Communications, explains how Axis' annual user conference helps steer future company innovation. And Amber and Joe try to get free tickets to Paris. Nice try!

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UPDATE: Help Sherwin-Williams Director of LP Bryan Hajek raise money
for childhood cancer research
Just an update on where we stand in this fundraising effort. Thank you for your support thus far. We are about halfway to my low goal of $6,000 in fundraising for this amazing charity that raises money to fund the research for children's cancers. Remember that if I hit $10K this year, I will let them shave my head, and will also let them shave my beard completely off...you know that is a small price to pay to see what lies under this hair.

Again, I realize that we all have our charities that we consistently support, so if this one is not for you, I understand. But if you are interested in funding this worthy cause, please visit the link below, which will take you directly to my fundraising page.


Thanks for all of your support!

- Bryan Hajek, CFE, CFI, Director of Loss Prevention, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Retailers report increased fraud incidents despite EMV
Retail losses from fraud are continuing to increase despite the introduction of EMV chip cards that were supposed to dramatically reduce credit card fraud, according to a new study from LexisNexis.

Each retail company surveyed saw an average of 238 successful fraud incidents a month in 2017, with an average transaction value of $181, according to the "True Cost of Fraud" study. That was up from 206 incidents in 2016, when the average value was $146. In 2015 - the year retailers were required to install chip card readers or face increased exposure to fraud costs - there were 156 incidents with an average value of $113.

When all costs of dealing with fraud are factored in, the "fraud multiplier" amounted to $2.77 for every dollar of fraud, an increase of 15 percent over 2016, the company said. For online retailers the amount came to $3, an increase of 21 percent.

"The introduction of chip ... cards continues to move fraud to the online channel," the report said. With the growth in online fraud exceeding the 16 percent growth in online sales reported by the Commerce Department, "we can point to EMV implementation at physical retail stores as a cause," says LexisNexis Risk Solutions Vice President of Fraud and Identity Management Strategy Paul Bjerke. stores.org

Springfield, MA: Police fining city businesses for excessive false security alarms
The Springfield Police Department has begun enforcing a city ordinance - already on the books but inconsistently enforced -- that allows it to fine residents and businesses with excessive false security alarms.

Ryan Walsh, spokesman for the department, said enforcement began at the start of the year and the city is currently generating the bills for the January violations. False security alarms are a significant drain on police department resources, Walsh said.

In 2017, the police department responded to nearly 14,000 security alarms from more than 3,700 city residences and businesses. Some 73 percent of those alarms, more than 10,000 of them, were false, Ryan said.

Each one of those alarms, Ryan said, takes a police officer approximately 15 minutes to check out. In 2017, the police department expended approximately seven man-hours a day running down false alarms.

Part of the solution for businesses is to better train employees. A lot of the false alarms occur as workers open and close for business, Ryan said. Other false alarms may stem from maintenance issues, he said. masslive.com

Johnson Controls advances real-time incident response with centralized video and event management in victor and VideoEdge
Johnson Controls introduces the newest version of its victor Video Management System and VideoEdge Network Video Recorders (NVRs) from American Dynamics, version 5.2, a powerful video management system that provides enhanced video intelligence and analytics to greatly improve the efficiency of security personnel and daily business operations.

The victor client on VideoEdge hardware platforms allows users to leverage high-performance video streaming, audio, motion meta-data and an expansive feature set for improved real-time command and management. tycosecurityproducts.com

Bosch Fully Integrates Surveillance Cameras With Genetec Systems
Bosch announces its cameras are being fully integrated with Genetec systems, resulting in an end-to-end data security solution incorporating all Bosch network video surveillance cameras, plus Genetec Archiver and Security Center.

Bosch is taking a proactive stance on cybersecurity due to the the rise of IoT devices and cybercrime. The result is this end-to-end data security solution. securitysales.com

Guess cofounder will step aside as the company investigates Kate Upton's allegations of sexual misconduct
The cofounder of Guess has agreed to temporarily step down from his role amid allegations of sexual misconduct that are now being investigated by the company.

The retailer announced in a press release Tuesday that cofounder Paul Marciano will be "relinquishing his day to day responsibilities pending the completion of the investigation." Marciano will not be paid during this time.

Earlier this month, Kate Upton spoke out on social media, accusing Marciano of sexually and emotionally harassing women without specifying a particular incident.

A week later, in an interview with Time, Upton claimed that Marciano had sexually harassed and assaulted her during her first professional modeling campaign, when she was 18. businessinsider.com

Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid
The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain.

Shareholders of Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons will own more than 70% of the combined company, which is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange. The companies say the deal should close in the second half of this year, but regulators and Rite Aid shareholders still have to approve it.

Rite Aid Chairman and CEO John Standley will lead the combined company as chief executive, while Albertsons leader Bob Miller will serve as chairman. The companies say they will keep headquarters in both Boise and Camp Hill, Pa., which is where Rite Aid is based.

Albertsons said it will continue to run Rite Aid stand-alone stores, and most of the grocery operator's pharmacies will be rebranded as Rite Aid.
Albertsons also runs Jewel-Osco, Shaw's and Acme stores.

Rite Aid Corp. said earlier this year that it runs around 4,400 stores. Larger rival Walgreens had tried unsuccessfully to buy the chain, but the company scuttled that push last year after encountering regulatory resistance. Last September, Walgreens agreed to buy nearly 2,000 Rite Aid locations and some distribution centers for about $4.38 billion. Rite Aid said late last month that it had transferred about 625 stores to Walgreens. latimes.com

Report: Winn-Dixie parent company could close 200 stores
Bi-Lo LLC, a subsidiary of the same Jacksonville company that owns Winn-Dixie, could file for bankruptcy as soon as next month, according to a Bloomberg report.

Parent company Southeastern Grocer is planning to shut down nearly 200 stores either before or after the possible filing, Bloomberg wrote, citing people with knowledge of the matter who declined to be named because the process is not public. tampabay.com

750 KFCs in Britain closed because they ran out of chicken
Seven hundred and fifty KFC outlets across the UK have been closed after a change in food distributors led to a chicken shortage for the company. More than 80% of all KFCs in Britain have been forced to close because the delivery company that recently took over the job of getting chickens to each restaurant has been unable to deliver. businessinsider.com

Grocers Embrace Blockchain in New Era of Transparency
Two years ago, no one in the food industry was talking about blockchain, unless they were having a discussion about Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. But thanks to a 2016 proof-of-concept project with Armonk, N.Y.-based technology powerhouse IBM and the world's largest retailer - Walmart Inc. - blockchain is bringing new worlds of possibility to the concepts of data sharing and transparency. IBM's initial work with Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart involved tracing shipments of pork in China, and fresh mango in the United States.

Building on the success of those tests, the technology continues to gain steam in the industry, as IBM is now collaborating with Walmart and two additional retailers - the Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. and Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets - as well as Temple, Texas-based supply chain services provider McLane Co. and a consortium of leading suppliers such as Dole, Driscoll's, Golden State Foods, McCormick and Co., Nestle, Tyson Foods, and Unilever. Its master plan is to accelerate and bring to scale its enterprise-ready, blockchain traceability solution, called IBM Food Trust. progressivegrocer.com

House Passes Bill To Curb Lawsuits Over ADA Violations
The House of Representatives passed a bill intended to curb allegedly abusive Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits Thursday, even as critics argued it would undermine protections under the civil rights law.

The House passed the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 on a 225-192 vote, with a handful of Democrats joining Republicans on a measure that would give restaurant and other business owners as much as four months to comply with the ADA before they can be sued. Bill backers like Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the House Judiciary Committee chairman, said the legislation would help put a stop to abuses of the system that amount to shakedowns of small businesses for technical ADA violations.

The bill now heads over to the Senate, where it faces a steeper climb for passage and would require the support of nine of the chamber's 49 Democrats to advance. law360.com

Gap brand CEO to leave

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Restaurants May Be The New Shopping Mall 'Anchor Tenants'

14 of the craziest knockoff fast-food chains from around the world

Quarterly Results
The Home Depot Q4 comps up 7.2%, net sales up 7.5%
Walmart Q4 comps up 2.6%, eCommerce sales up 23%, total revenue up 4.1%
Kirkland's Q4 comps up 2%, net sales up 10.5%

Full Year Results
The Home Depot full-year comp's up 6.9%, net sales up 6.7%
Walmart full-year comps up 2.1%, eCommerce sales up 44%, total revenue up 3%
Kirkland's full-year comps up 0.3%, net sales up 6.7%

Save these Dates!

The Retailers Association of Massachusetts LP Committee
Announces 2018 Meeting Schedule:

Wednesday February 21, 2018
at Wegman's in Burlington, MA - (53 3rd Avenue) - 9:30 AM to Noon

Wednesday, June 13th
Location TBD

Thursday, September 14th
New England Loss Prevention Expo.
DCU Center - Worcester, MA

Wednesday, November 7th
B.J.'s Wholesale, Inc. Corporate Office - Westboro, MA

Please RSVP to: info@retailersma.org

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Quantifying your risk with the right data

The speed of business has exponentially accelerated the supply chain, and our members rely on a variety of vendors' tools, technology, and services to help them make their departments and the flow of goods run effectively. Our Vendor Spotlight Series aims to highlight innovative companies and their C-Level leaders who are taking the industry to the next level when it comes to LP & security.

We recently caught up with Matthew Wensing, CEO of Riskpulse, a predictive and prescriptive analytics company that helps its clients strengthen their financial and physical operations globally through its sophisticated data-modeling and tracking software.

ISCPO: Tell us how Riskpulse was created and what problem were you trying to solve?

As an entrepreneur back in 2004, I launched Riskpulse to provide a better means of protecting the business world from mother nature. Essentially through tracking and alerts that were very advanced at the time. Google Maps had just been released and we were all fascinated with Google Earth. The vast majority of us had never seen the world at our fingertips like that. It breathed fresh life into the dreams that had gone bust in the late 90's. Dreams of connectivity and instant access. But alongside the same positive explosion in data availability, I also witnessed the continued, shared failures of the public and private spheres to get people to act in a timely and informed way in response to natural disasters like Charley, Frances, Jeanne, and of course Katrina.

I saw a huge opportunity for us to tie together the data readily available with consumer-friendly views into that data to help inspire people to protect their homes, their families, and yes, several years later, their supply chains.

ISCPO: Tell us a challenge you see facing many professionals in the industry today and how your product/service helps to solve this issue?

We're in the business of making retailers and manufacturers stronger in the way they move freight and protect their most valuable assets. For the most part, the systems that transact in this space are from the pre-smartphone era. They're not smart. They just take orders and help a shipper execute them. That's helpful but it's a long way from smart. Riskpulse offers a cloud-based service that is a small dose of artificial intelligence applied to your entire supply chain.

Read more here.



The Future is Facial Recognition

Facial recognition isn't a brand-new technology. Casinos and law enforcement, for example, have been using facial recognition for safety and security purposes for years. And while facial recognition isn't new to the retail industry either, it is being leveraged outside loss prevention as a beneficial way to improve customer engagement, marketing, advertising, and more. Privacy concerns are hefty, and, as a result, some retailers are gun-shy about incorporating facial recognition into their businesses, while some others don't know what they don't know about the technology. Yet, international acceptance is escalating quickly; MarketsandMarkets estimates sales of facial recognition software and equipment were $2.8 billion worldwide last year and forecasts they will increase to $6.19 billion by 2020. Rest assured, the technology is gaining steam domestically by the day. Just ask Apple.

From a customer experience perspective, imagine being able to pick your customer out of a crowd. Imagine being able to determine whether your customer is happy, sad, confused, etc. Retailers can use facial recognition technology to identify how many people enter the store as well as their age, ethnicity, and gender, allowing them to better understand foot traffic in order to serve appropriate offers to those customers. This technology provides a unique way to connect with the customer, yet customer identities are kept anonymous. Indeed, facial recognition allows retailers to improve the customer experience in new ways, as emotions drive spending and loyalty.

Skeptics exist, however, as some retailers aren't sold on the idea that such technology will help associates better identify customers' needs simply by receiving a digital notice of their facial expressions. And their concerned customers may view this as an invasion of privacy. losspreventioninsights.com

From a safety and security perspective, how can facial recognition technology help the retail organization?
A: ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME, SHOPLIFTING, AND IN-STORE FRAUD are areas where facial recognition have shown positive results in those who have tested and implemented this technology. Side benefits have included time savings in following known shoplifters and reducing violence during apprehension. As this technology improves and costs decrease, the expectation is that more retailers will start to explore the benefits of facial recognition technology.

DAVID JOHNSTON - Currently the senior director of loss prevention and corporate security for Dunkin' Brands, Inc., David Johnston also serves on the NRF Loss Prevention Advisory Council and is a recent past president of the RLPSA.

Chinese start-ups pushing facial recognition technology into the mainstream
China's goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) is nowhere more manifested than in how facial recognition technology has become a part of daily life in the world's second-largest economy.

Facial recognition systems, which are biometric computer applications that automatically identify an individual from a database of digital images, are now being used extensively in areas such as public security, financial services, transport and retail across the country.

The global facial recognition market is forecast to be worth US$6.5 billion by 2021, up from US$2.3 billion in 2016, according to the latest estimates from research company Technavio.

A number of Chinese companies have already staked a claim into this growing market, where their products and services are used by organisations in both the public and commercial sectors. scmp.com

Amazon wristbands could track workers' hand movements
'Employers are increasingly treating their employees like robots'

As Amazon continues its quest to shrink delivery times and add warehouses in Illinois, the e-commerce behemoth is eyeing technology that could track the movements of its workers' hands as they fulfill orders.

The company recently won patents for wristbands that could be used as part of an inventory system, communicating with equipment in warehouses and nudging employees via vibrations if, for example, they were about to place items in the wrong bins. But in a world where the legal limits on gathering and using people's data remain largely undefined, use of such devices could quickly turn nefarious, some experts say.

The concerns tied to such a device range from the potential for discrimination to data security risks for the company's employees, which number more than 8,000 in the Chicago area.

Amazon waited almost two years for the patents to be approved, and it's unclear if it ever plans on deploying the technology in its warehouses. The company said it does not track or intend to track its employees' locations, but the concept still sends chills down the spines of the privacy-conscious. And if it doesn't, some experts say, it should. chicagotribune.com

Tech leaders sign charter to boost cybersecurity in business and government
At the Munich Security Conference on Friday, major tech leaders came together to sign a cybersecurity charter outlining methods for businesses and governments to increase their security stance.

The Charter of Trust was signed by representatives from Siemens, Airbus, Allianz, Daimler Group, IBM, MSC, NXP, SGS, and Deutsche Telekom. The goal, according to the charter's website, is to increase trust in technology among individuals and organizations to boost efforts in digital transformation. techrepublic.com

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Montblanc Wins $32M Default Judgment Against Online Counterfeiter
A Virginia federal judge has awarded Montblanc-Simplo GmbH $32.15 million in its suit alleging a website operator violated trademark laws by selling counterfeit Montblanc products, granting default judgment to the German luxury goods company after the accused web user never responded to the complaint.

Miroslav Ilnitskiy, identified after Montblanc's investigator purchased counterfeit products through montblancua.com, was fined $2 million in Monday's order for each of the 16 instances Montblanc identified as trademark violations under the Anticounterfeiting Consumer Protection Act, as well as an additional $150,000 for violations of the Copyright Act. law360.com

Money Laundering Via Author Impersonation on Amazon?
Patrick Reames had no idea why Amazon.com sent him a 1099 form saying he'd made almost $24,000 selling books via Createspace, the company's on-demand publishing arm. That is, until he searched the site for his name and discovered someone has been using it to peddle a $555 book that's full of nothing but gibberish.

Reames said he suspects someone has been buying the book using stolen credit and/or debit cards, and pocketing the 60 percent that Amazon gives to authors. At $555 a pop, it would only take approximately 70 sales over three months to rack up the earnings that Amazon said he made. krebsonsecurity.com

eBay Plans New Augmented Reality Features
eCommerce marketplace eBay will add new augmented reality (AR) features this year to make shopping on its site more engaging. As a result, the auction site is at work on a new AR kit, Fortune reported.

With the kit, eBay could let shoppers see how something would look - like a set of new tires on a car - before bidding on or buying an item. It could also help sellers choose the right box size for an item by showing an image of a box over an item for sale. pymnts.com

How retailers can avoid having Google's Chrome browser block their ads
59.3% of all web sessions on average between desktops, tablets and smartphones are via the Chrome browser, according to NetMarketShare, which tracks 100 million web sessions per month at thousands of websites.

Google will remove all ads from sites that fail to meet the Coalition for Better Ads' standards for more than 30 days. Retailers can see if their sites are compliant with those standards using Google's Ad Experience Report tool.

While some of the ad experiences that violate the Better Ads Standards are problems with a retailer's ad, the majority of them-including high ad density or prestitial ads with countdown-are the fault of the site owner. That means retailers and brands need to be cognizant of where their ads appears and whether those sites comply with the new standards. digitalcommerce360.com

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Retailers and other marketers shift their ad dollars online

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Michigan Regional Organized Crime (MiROC) Association holding ORC Seminar March 8

MiROC's 2018 Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Seminar is a one day event expected to bring together nearly 150 attendees comprised of law enforcement, ORC retail investigators, and personnel from county prosecutor's offices throughout Michigan.

● Information about ORC law
● ORC's impact on the community
● How to investigate and prosecute ORC
● Intelligence building and analyzing
● Case examples
● Networking opportunities with active ORC task forces and investigators, who can provide assistance and insight as to their success.

The deadline to register is March 2, 2018. Learn more here

Benton, AR: Police looking for theft suspect who attacked Walmart employee with a baseball bat
A man and a woman walked out of the Benton Walmart on February 15th without paying for two baskets of items. When an employee confronted them, police say the man pulled a baseball bat from the cart and swung at the worker. He then punched the employee before leaving the store and driving off. katv.com

San Pablo, CA: Man suspected of Robbing an AutoZone last week, tricked by Police to showing up with the stolen goods
San Pablo Police news release, the unidentified male suspect was arrested on suspicion of robbing an AutoZone at gun point Thursday night. Investigators were able to track down the suspect's car, which led them to his phone number. An officer then called the man and asked to meet with him "Crazy enough the driver, AKA the suspect, agreed." "He met with officers while still having stolen property and money in his car." officer.com

St George, UT: 2 men low on cash after losing money in Vegas steal $3,000 in Walmart merchandise
Two men allegedly went on a retail shoplifting spree, stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from three Walmart stores, after reportedly losing their money in Las Vegas. Christian Ryan Johnson, 28, and Michael Graham Johnson, 30, both of Hemet, California, allegedly hit Walmart stores in Mesquite, Nevada, Bloomington and Washington City where they were subsequently caught and detained Wednesday. stgeorgeutah.com

Niles, IL: Suspects admits to Police she has done this before;
caught with $1000 of merchandise

Kenrodia Giles, 28, of Park Ridge, was charged with retail theft on Feb. 11 after police said he was accused of stealing nearly $1,000 worth of electronics from Walmart on West Golf Road. According to police, Giles admitted to committing similar thefts on several prior occasions. chicagotribune.com

Tarentum, PA: Frazer Police charge 3 in $1,500 theft from Walmart
at Pittsburgh Mills

A New Kensington man and two other people are accused of taking almost $1,500 worth of items from Walmart in the Pittsburgh Mills shopping complex. They are accused of taking a $759 computer, almost $200 worth of electric toothbrushes, a $128 trail camera and other items just before 6 p.m. Thursday and leaving in a black Dodge Charger. triblive.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Lancaster, CA: Police Search for Gunman After Gas Station Cashier's Slaying
Police are looking for a killer after a cashier at a combination gasoline station and dairy drive-through was shot to death during a robbery in Lancaster. The shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. Monday on Division Street, according to LA County Sheriff's Det. Joe Mendoza. Police believe two men entered the store and at least one of them shot the cashier at least once in the upper abdomen before running away. The victim was 62 years old. abc7.com

East St. Louis, MO: Suspects arrested after 'shootout' at McDonald's with police
Two suspects in the shooting of a 51-year-old woman in her home early Sunday were apprehended a half hour later in the drive-thru of a McDonald's restaurant where they shot it out with cops. Dye said two East St. Louis men, 27-year-old Antoine Johnson and 32-year-old Branden Shannon were arrested. Johnson had been shot in the hip, police said. bnd.com

Stockton, CA: 28 year old man Shot & Killed outside Chevron Gas Station

Robberies & Thefts

Yuba City, CA: Man arrested after chaotic video shows Shoplifter fleeing parking lot
At 8:30 a.m. Friday, officers with the Yuba City Police Department responded to a WalMart parking lot on Harter Road in reference to a vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers discovered a man had been struck by a vehicle trying to flee the parking lot. The victim in the incident attempted to stop the driver of the vehicle, who was suspected of shoplifting from the WalMart, the police department said.

Initially, the victim saw the shoplifting suspect, Michael Ramirez exiting quickly from the store. The victim saw Ramirez get into this vehicle along with two small children after a store employee said they believed he had shoplifted. In the process, the victim pulled his vehicle behind Ramirez's vehicle to prevent him from fleeing. However, Ramirez began driving his vehicle while hitting other vehicles in order to exit the area. The victim then attempted to cut the tires of Ramirez's vehicle using a knife. After striking several vehicles, Ramirez pulled away, striking the victim with his vehicle on the way out of the parking lot. The victim was treated at local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. abc10.com

Los Angeles, CA: 2 LAPD Officers bitten after responding to holdup alarm at Tarzana AT&T store
According to LAPD, the officers were responding to an AT&T store on Ventura Boulevard when they encountered a suspect. In a struggle to arrest him, two officers were bitten by the man - both in the arm. The two officers were taken to the hospital, but both were alert, conscious and walking around, authorities said. "It was pretty insane. Five, six cops just rushing into the door," a witness said. "He was resisting a lot and then they just tackled him to the floor. More responders came and rushed (the officer) to the back of the store." abc7.com

Austintown, OH: Aggravated Robbery; Man run over at Sheetz during Gift Card transaction
A Youngstown couple already accused of going on shoplifting sprees in Canfield, Boardman and Neshannock Township are now charged in connection with a more violent crime in Austintown. The man and woman were booked into the Mahoning County jail after allegedly running over a man at the Sheetz gas station. The two allegedly agreed to meet the victim at the business to either buy or sell a gift card late Monday after contacting each other through a mobile classified ad app. wfmj.com

Cleveland, OH: Family Dollar agrees to Upgrade Lighting, Cameras but won't add Guards;
Spike in Armed Robberies at stores, restaurants across Cleveland raise concerns among city leaders

Cleveland Councilman Michael Polensek reported his Collinwood neighborhood has been hit especially hard by the recent spike in Armed Robberies. Polensek told reporters, 5 Armed Robberies at stores and restaurant chains have become such a problem, a group of four council members held a meeting with representatives from Family Dollar store, at the beginning of the month. Polensek said major corporations have to do more to improve security. "It's a toxic recipe, and the criminals know it, so they just go shopping," said Polensek. "I can show you stores that have been robbed on the east side 5 and 6 times, it's insanity." Polensek said Family Dollar agreed to improve lighting, and security cameras at its Cleveland locations, but refused to add security guards as a standard at its stores. "They did not make that commitment on any location as to have a physical security guard there," said Polensek. 'We'd love to see that happen of course, but there is no requirement." news5cleveland.com

Janesville, WI: ATF schools Wisconsin gun dealers on security measures after uptick in thefts

Beaufort County, SC: Victim shot in parking lot of Circle K

Glen Lyon, PA: Woman accused of robbing C-Store, then calling Police with false tip on suspect

Prattville, AL: 2 men arrested while playing golf; "forged negotiable instruments to obtain merchandise" at the pro shop and greens fees at a Robert Trent Jones Golf Course

UK: Dunfermline, Scotland: Amazon Employee admits to stealing $7,000 worth of merchandise

UK: Exeter, England: 14 year old Boy arrested for Knifepoint Armed Robbery of a C-Store

Kay Jewelers in the Hamilton Place Mall, Chattanooga, TN reported a Grab & Run on 2/19, item valued at $629


Update: Taylor, MI: Woman sentenced in murder of co-worker at Burlington Coat Factory in Taylor; Waller Pleaded Guilty to 2nd degree Murder
A 49-year-old woman was sentenced Tuesday morning in the fatal shooting of her co-worker at the Burlington Coat Factory store in Taylor. Sandra Lynette Waller pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and felony firearms violation Feb. 2. The first-degree murder charge was dismissed.

The shooting happened Oct. 16, 2017, after a dispute between Waller and the victim, a co-worker, Lorraine Faison, inside the Burlington Coat Factory on Eureka Road. Faison's daughter called Waller a coward and called the murder senseless. The defense argued that Waller should not be charged with first-degree murder and said second-degree murder or manslaughter charges are more appropriate. clickondetroit.com

Houston, TX: Man gets 2 life sentences in connection to Brenham C-Store
Armed Robbery

A jury sentenced a Houston man to two life sentences in prison last week after convicting him of aggravated robbery and evading arrest with a vehicle. Morris Paul Green, 47, was charged along with three others for the robbery of a Brenham convenience store on Veterans Day in 2016. Prosecutors said Green and two other men ordered the store's customers on the ground and held the clerk at gunpoint while stealing approximately $30,000 from the store. theeagle.com



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

Retail Asset Protection Team Leader
Cadillac, MI

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

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