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Leigh Kohlhaas promoted to Loss Prevention Operations Director
for J.Crew

Leigh has been with J.Crew for nearly three and a half years. His most recent position with the company was Regional Loss Prevention director, a role he held for over two years. Prior to that, Leigh spent over a year as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager for J.Crew. He has held various other loss prevention positions over the past decade, from a Senior Loss Prevention Manager with JCPenney to an Area Loss Prevention Manager with A.C. Moore. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Queens College. Congratulations, Leigh!

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R-CISC Changes Name to Retail and Hospitality ISAC
to Reflect Expanded Membership

2019 Plans Include Expanded Staff, Focused Reports, New Workshops

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), the trusted cybersecurity community for retail and consumer-facing companies, today announced it has changed its name to the Retail and Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) to better reflect its evolving membership base and offerings.

"We, as an industry, must come together and join forces to manage our common cybersecurity risks," said Colin Anderson, chair of the RH-ISAC Board of Directors and global CISO of Levi Strauss & Co. "A rising tide lifts all ships. If we as the RH-ISAC community can collaborate and help one another, then the entire industry will be stronger." Read more in today's Press Release column below.

The D&D Daily's Exclusive '2018 Retail Violent Death Report' to be Released Monday, Feb. 25th
After a careful review and extensive secondary audit, the report of publicly reported violent deaths in retail will be released this coming Monday.

Understanding the sensitive nature and regretful subject matter of retail's darkest side, we felt it necessary to delay the initial release until we thoroughly audited and confirmed each publicly reported death in the nation's retail stores.

With it being the only one of its kind, we also understand the impact and hope it helps retailers identify the trends and continue to improve store safeness.

ADT Leads Industry by Enabling Professional Security Monitoring Over FirstNet - Public Safety's Dedicated Communications Platform
ADT (NYSE: ADT), a leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, today announced that the Company will be the first home security provider to offer an enhanced communications experience via FirstNet - public safety's dedicated, nationwide communications platform.

FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) - an independent agency within the federal government. It's designed for first responders and those critical to their emergency response. Covering over 99% of the U.S. population, FirstNet provides the public safety community with a reliable and highly secure connection to the critical information they need to respond to incidents. adt.com

ALL-TAG Develops Customizable 31x32 mm SuperLabel Combines Security with Omni-Channel Marketing
ALL-TAG, an American manufacturer of RF Labels, and a leading supplier of AM Anti-theft Security Tags, Security Labels, and other loss prevention products, announces the development of a customizable 31x32 mm SuperLabel®, a multi-purpose security label that will increase source tagging compliance by allowing Consumer Goods Manufactures (CGM) to promote their brand and enhance merchandising.

This is a win for everyone because it will increase source tagging compliance, decrease shrink, and increase sales all at the same time. prweb.com

To find out more about the product listed in this release, please visit https://all-tag.com/.

Contractors/Freelancers Cause of Most Workforce Related Security Incidents
A new report reveals that nearly half of businesses are unaware of any potential employee issues prior to a workforce incident, and 87 percent say third-party contractors and freelancers are the cause of the risk.

The Security Executives on the Future of Insider Threat Management report by Endera examines the business impacts of workforce related incidents and the major challenges found in securing the modern day workforce.

On average, companies suffer from at least 3 workforce related incidents a week - that adds up to 156 incidents per year

 87% of security executives reported that contractors/freelancers are most likely to be the cause of workforce related security incidents at their company; Two-thirds (64%) reported that supply chain/third party vendors were the most likely cause

 55% of respondents admit they are struggling to limit the number of workforce related incidents and 44% are not aware of any potential workforce or personnel issues prior to an incident.

 Almost 40% of respondents reported that their workforce had lost confidence in the organization's ability to keep them safe.

 75% of respondents report that their organizations conduct background checks prior to hiring members of the workforce, but only just under half (48%) report that these checks are continued on a periodic basis

"Hands down, people are a company's most valuable asset. But, as the definition of the 'workforce' expands with the rise of the gig economy and use of third party vendors, workforce risk and insider threats are equally becoming a global issue," said Raj Ananthanpillai, Chief Executive Officer of Endera. "This survey sheds light on the fact that enterprises are struggling to reduce the number of workforce related incidents, which have major ramifications on workforce retention, brand reputation, and a company's finances."

Cyber Threats and Risks Cause More Concern than Workplace Safety securitymagazine.com

Retailers In Some States May Be Forced To Accept Cash
Stores and restaurants in several states would be required to do something pretty basic if certain lawmakers have their way: accept their customers' cash.

The legislation comes amid a worldwide move toward "cashless payments" using cards or mobile devices, which supporters say are safer, quicker and more convenient. But critics say an outright ban on cash discriminates against those without credit or bank accounts, and raises concerns about privacy and data security.

The New Jersey Legislature and the Philadelphia City Council have passed measures this year that would ban cashless stores. New York City, Washington, San Francisco and Chicago are weighing similar bills.

Massachusetts already has a little-known law requiring retail stores to accept both cash and credit.

Stephanie Martz, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Retail Federation, argued that businesses should be able to decide themselves how to operate. "We don't see that going away anytime soon," she said. nytimes.com

New Skimming Technique Threatens C-Store Retailers
Cellular relay skimmers bring new threat to data security for c-stores

The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) warns that thieves are using a new skimming technique to steal credit card information at the pump.

The U.S. Secret Service's Philadelphia Field Office alerted NACS to the issue. According to the Secret Service, thieves are using a cellular relay skimmer located in the contactless near field communication (NFC) reader on the exterior of a gas pump. When customers make a contactless payment, the thief then gains the contactless card's primary account number "over-the-air" before it reaches the point of interaction (payment terminal). NACS pointed out that point-to-point encryption cannot defend against this technique. It can also transmit the stolen data wirelessly via text message, allowing real-time use of the data.

Questions relating to this alert can be directed to the GIOC at gioc@usss.dhs.gov or 202-406-6009. cstoredecisions.com

Behavior-Based Safety: Frequently Asked Questions
Behavior-based safety combines data, risk management and best practices to create healthier, more productive working environments.

Behavior-based safety (BBS) is a method for improving health and safety in the workplace through influencing people's thoughts, behaviors, and actions. It combines data, risk management and best practices to create healthier, more productive working environments. It's a relatively new field, so this article will answer common questions so you can decide if it would be a useful approach for your workplace. ehstoday.com

Director, Global Security and Safety Posted for Visa, New York, NY
The Security Director provides efficient and high-quality executive security support to the CEO and Senior Executives. The role also has responsibility for security programs related to office physical security, life safety emergency procedures, aviation security support and others. This role manages risk to Visa's senior executives and ensures mitigation through assessment, monitoring, and implementation of appropriate strategies. The position is based in New York and requires travel, interaction with the company's executive team, the ability to work well autonomously and in a team setting.  smartrecruiters.com

Vice President, Risk Management Posted For Simon Property Group in Indianapolis, IN
As a strategic function, the Vice President, Risk Management plays a critical part in Simon's enterprise risk management program by assessing significant physical, competitive, regulatory, and technological threats to the company's property, capital and earnings and overseeing an effective risk mitigation program. A key objective of the Vice President, Risk Management is to provide an integrated risk management framework that takes into consideration the full spectrum of risks, current and future, that Simon faces. - Managing Simon's safety and loss prevention activities.

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE: SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. myworkdayjobs.com

Foot Locker Increases Cap & Plans Expansion of Store Fleet

Quarterly Results
Jack in the Box Q1 comp's down 0.1%
SpartanNash Q4 retail segment comp's down 1.9%, consolidated sales up 0.6%, full yr. retail sales down
4.3%, consolidated sales up 1.3%

Once again, we will be hosting the RTech Asset Protection Innovation Awards in conjunction with the Conference to recognize game-changing technology that mitigates retail loss. Applications will be reviewed by a group of retail executives and selected finalists will be asked to deliver a pitch in front of over 1,500 top retail asset protection executives at the Conference.

To learn more about the submission criteria, please click here. Applications are due Feb. 22.
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The cybersecurity legislation agenda
Steep Fines & Prison Time For Sr's?
Introduction of the Consumer Data Protection Act, worth watching

A key problem in grappling with such a complex issue as cybersecurity in Congress - and in Washington in general - is the diffused responsibility spawned by the wide-ranging, interconnected nature of the topic. Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI), a member of the Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, and one of the founders of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, flagged this stumbling block at the 2019 State of the Net conference in January by calling for consolidation in Congress over cybersecurity.

For the time being, the multiplicity of congressional committees and subcommittees with jurisdiction over cybersecurity combined with the complexity of the topic, which bleeds into other issues such as privacy and national security, makes it difficult to gain the momentum needed to actually pass meaningful cybersecurity legislation.

In particular, Senator Ron Wyden's planned introduction of the Consumer Data Protection Act, is worth watching. That bill would empower the FTC to establish minimum privacy and cybersecurity standards, impose steep fines (up to 4 percent of revenues) on companies that violate privacy and security standards and even permit prison sentences for senior executives for their companies' privacy and security violations.

Representative Langevin said he plans to reintroduce a bill he sponsored in the wake of Equifax's massive data breach in 2017, the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act, which provides for a single national breach notification standard, giving companies 30 days to disclose any breach of consumer data. csoonline.com

Buy Entire Digital Identity $1,220
Value of Stolen Card and Amazon Account Details Rockets

Researchers have seen large spikes in the value of certain stolen data being traded on the dark web, but log-ins for some accounts are selling for as little as $2.

Top10VPN's first Dark Web Market Price Index report revealed debit card details as the most valuable category, selling for an average of $250, a spike of 270% year-on-year.

Amazon credentials jumped 237% in value to just over $30, while Facebook (75%), Uber (60%) and Netflix (29%) log-ins also recorded sharp increases over their 2018 price. They're all selling for around the same price, at $9 for Facebook, $11 for Uber and just under $11 for Netflix.

Twitter log-ins surged in value by 21% year-on-year but stand at just $2 today.

Top10VPN estimated that fraudsters can now buy an individual's entire digital identity for around $1220. infosecurity-magazine.com

From Distrust to Trusted - The Cloud Gains Acceptance
As Businesses Move Critical Data to Cloud, Security Risks Abound

Companies think their data is safer in the public cloud than in on-prem data centers, but the transition is driving security issues.

The cloud is fraught with security challenges: Shadow IT, shared responsibility, and poor visibility put data at risk.

These insights come from the second annual "Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report 2019," a deep dive into enterprise cloud security trends. Between 2018 and 2020, researchers predict the number of organizations with more than half of their data in the cloud to increase by a factor of 3.5.

Organizations have begun to test business-critical services in the cloud in recent years, Jensen says. Within the past couple of years there has been a "tipping point" at which a large percentage of businesses are diving in. More than 70% of survey respondents say the majority of their cloud-based data is sensitive, an increase from 50% who said the same last year.

The rise of automation has contributed to a change in mindset and businesses' sense of safety, Jensen continues. And while the cloud brings several benefits, the expectation that it solves all problems is flawed. "Cloud does still take work," he adds, and does require human effort.

CISOs on the Cloud Security Sidelines
Most (82%) of respondents polled have experienced security events due to confusion in the shared responsibility model. It's not for lack of effort: Nintey-one percent have formal methodologies for cloud use; however, 71% think employees violate policies and lead to malware and data compromise.

While many cloud security providers offer native security controls, it's up to the organization to apply and manage those controls or ones offered by third parties

The Problems with Poor Visibility
Visibility remains the top cloud security challenge, report 38% of respondents. Thirty percent say they are challenged by the inability of existing network security controls to provide visibility into public cloud workloads. Jensen says this finding is consistent with 2017 findings.

Shadow IT is a key driver of cloud security challenges. Most organizations report having a formal policy to review and approve cloud applications; however, 92% of this year's respondents are concerned those policies are being violated. Nearly 70% are aware of a "moderate or significant" amount of shadow IT apps in use, and 50% say the use of unsanctioned cloud apps has led to unauthorized access to corporate data. darkreading.com

Dunn Bros. in eight states, several Twin Cities restaurants hit by data breach
Problem is traced to a point-of-sale system from North Country in Bemidji.

A data breach in early January may have exposed debit and credit card information for customers at more than 65 Dunn Bros. in Minnesota and seven other states, as well as a number of other popular restaurants around the Twin Cities.

The breach occurred between Jan. 3 and Jan. 24 through a networked point-of-sale system hosted by Bemidji-based North Country Business Products, which sent out a public alert on Feb. 15. startribune.com

Criminals Gamify ATM Hacking
Hackers have used so-called ATM jackpotting malware to force machines to release cash. A new type of malware goes a step further by turning ATMs into slot machines, Wired reports. A hacker with physical or network access to an ATM can install the malware, which replaces the machine's normal display with buttons labeled "SPIN." Hackers are brazen with ATM malware in part because it's not particularly complicated. The machines often run outdated and unsupported versions of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system and the main barrier is avoiding law enforcement. cmail20.com

European standards org releases consumer IoT cybersecurity standard
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has released ETSI TS 103 645, a standard for cybersecurity in the Internet of Things, to establish a security baseline for internet-connected consumer products and provide a basis for future IoT certification schemes.

TS 103 645 requires implementers to forgo the use of universal default passwords, which have been the source of many security issues. It also requires implementation of a vulnerability disclosure policy to allow security researchers and others to report security issues.

It mandates that all credentials and security-sensitive data is stored securely within services and on devices and that no hard-coded credentials in device software are used.

Consumer consent must be obtained in a "valid" way and can be withdraw it at any time. helpnetsecurity.com

Mastercard, GCA Create Small Business Cybersecurity Toolkit


R-CISC Changes Name to Retail and Hospitality ISAC
to Reflect Expanded Membership

2019 Plans Include Expanded Staff, Focused Reports, New Workshops

Washington, D.C., February 21 2019 - The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), the trusted cybersecurity community for retail and consumer-facing companies, today announced it has changed its name to the Retail and Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) to better reflect its evolving membership base and offerings.

"We, as an industry, must come together and join forces to manage our common cybersecurity risks," said Colin Anderson, chair of the RH-ISAC Board of Directors and global CISO of Levi Strauss & Co. "A rising tide lifts all ships. If we as the RH-ISAC community can collaborate and help one another, then the entire industry will be stronger."

RH-ISAC facilitates the sharing of timely threat and vulnerability information among its members and creates a variety of reports providing situational awareness, threat analysis and strategic exploration of the current challenges facing the retail and hospitality sectors. Members also share best practices through both virtual and in-person events to assist all members on their cybersecurity journey. In addition, RH-ISAC partners with other security organizations such as government agencies, law enforcement and other ISACs.

The new name is part of the evolution and growing mandate of the organization. The RH-ISAC has grown from an initial 30 companies to now serving more than 130 member companies and has expanded its operations. Recently, new personnel were added including Tactical Threat Analyst Seth Monteleone; Program Director Amy Tate, who will drive committee and member group products; and Membership Manager Lea Lubag.

Key RH-ISAC highlights from 2018 include:

● Formed the Gaming and Hospitality Cybersecurity Alliance
● Released Best Practices for Mitigating Coupon Fraud Report
● Published Growth of Business Email Compromise in the Retail Sector
● Produced Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Benchmark Report: Insights that Inform Decision-Making for Retail Industry Outsourcing
● Held 3rd annual Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit and Peer Choice Awards

Building upon last year's momentum, 2019 offerings will include resources such as the Threat Trend Report, co-produced with Accenture, an account takeover (ATO) resource, Anatomy of ATO, driven by its Fraud Committee, as well as additional regional workshops and events for members at the tactical, operational and strategic levels are being rolled out in 2019.

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit will take place in Denver, September 24-25.




LPNN Season 10 Finale

Building a Culture of Adaptability and Resilience

Retail has undergone a seismic shift and the ripple effect on loss prevention is undeniable. The list of challenges range from e-commerce transformation to risk mitigation to the relentless pace of cybersecurity challenges.

In this LPNN interview, Rich Giaquinto, Senior Director, and Jerett Sauer, Director, Digital Loss Prevention, tell us how Gap Inc. has made adaptability a core component of it its DNA, allowing them to mitigate risk and position the company for future growth.

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'Live in Dallas' 2018 - Final Event Sendoff!

MCs Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley wrap up our "Live in Dallas" at NRF Protect 2018 shoot by recognizing all our outstanding supporters who helped make this industry-only digital loss prevention conference possible.

Thanks for watching and following along over the past couple months. If you missed any episodes in our series, you can catch up on all our videos here.

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Can Retailers Push Back Against Surging Account Takeovers?
Account takeovers are becoming bigger business for criminals - or, at least, the business of preventing account takeovers in the digital retail and payments realm is becoming an increasing focus of companies and security experts.

That increasing risk is driving innovation, as PYMNTS has also documented. Such innovation strives to balance one of the central tensions found in eCommerce and digital payments in 2019: how to onboard and authenticate consumers as quickly and seamlessly as possible - or, how to guide them from browsing to buying - while also protecting them and the institution from fraud. After all, fraudsters are smart and experienced enough to, say, defeat those security-question defenses, and there is no doubt that countless user name and password combinations, along with other stolen data, are widely available on the digital black market.

According to security experts and reports, account takeover generally was most used for high-end products such as designer fashion, drones and other expensive electronics, luxury perfumes and cosmetics. In recent years, however, it has been growing rapidly in the $100 to $500 transaction range, causing the method to spike across many more transactions in apparel and consumer electronics.

Among the current targets of this fraud method is Touch of Modern, a members-only eCommerce operation that sells fashionable men's apparel and other products, and which now uses Castle technology to guard against account takeovers.

According to a case study, after "a series of high-profile breaches including LinkedIn, Yahoo, and others ... [Touch of Modern] started seeing more and more brute-force attacks, as hackers were trying those password lists on their site.

The landscape of fraud and the work of fraud prevention keeps changing. A recent PYMNTS webinar, in fact, discussed the importance of looking past the chargeback rate to calculate the true cost of fraud, and to build better fraud prevention teams. Account takeovers promise to be a big part of those efforts and conversations over the foreseeable future. pymnts.com

Petco Closes ecommerce pioneer DrsFosterSmith.com - Lays Off 289 Jobs
Facing threats from larger online competitors like Amazon and Chewy, Petco says it is streamlining operations to focus on the core Petco business. Drs. Foster and Smith was the biggest online retailer of pet supplies when Petco bought it in 2015. Redirected to Petco.com.  digitalcommerce360.com

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Stealing For Drugs
Jacksonville Woman Gets More Than Five Years For Stealing Handguns From Local Gun Stores

According to court documents, throughout the summer of 2017, Griffin and another individual worked together to steal firearms from at least three Jacksonville gun stores. At each location, a co-conspirator distracted the sales staff while Griffin snuck behind the counter to steal handguns. She stole as many as five guns from a single location. Griffin admitted her involvement in the theft ring. She explained to the officers that, after she stole the firearms, her co-conspirator kept some of them, sold others, and traded others for drugs. justice.gov

Puyallup, WA: Police Foil Multiple Shoplifting Rings
A man who was arrested for shoplifting $425 worth of merchandise from Walmart reportedly faked a medical episode that he claimed was induced when he ingested methamphetamine. When fire department medical personnel arrived to treat the man, he admitted to lying about eating meth because he thought it would keep him out of jail. "He was informed his ruse would not keep him out of jail and that his acting abilities would not land him a job as an actor either," Puyallup police said.

Two men were arrested at their transient camp in the brush behind Bradley Lake after officers tracked them down following two separate shoplifting incidents at Walmart. When they were arrested, the men were still in possession of the merchandise stolen that morning as well as $2,400 worth of merchandise stolen several days ago. Also in their possession was a tumbler key used to disabled Walmart's security locks. Additionally, the men reportedly match the descriptions of suspects wanted in two armed robbery cases that occurred over the past two weeks. The men were taken to Pierce County jail.  patch.com

Update: Hendersonville, TN: Walmart serial TV shoplifter arrested
A serial shoplifter who stole five large screen televisions from the Hendersonville Walmart is in jail. A Madison man is behind bars for shoplifting TVs on February 11, 14 and 20, according to Hendersonville police. He is identified as 28-year-old Timothy Cox.  fox17.com

Oklahoma Retail Crime Associate asking for your help
If you are a retailer who has seen increases in your rates and amounts of theft in Oklahoma since 2016, and would like to participate in a research project in partnership with the Oklahoma Retail Merchants Association, please contact Norm Smaligo, LPQ at nsmaligo@gmail.com or reach him on LinkedIn.

Haines City, FL: Police Searching For Walmart Shoplifter Who Allegedly Stole $900 In Merchandise

Georgetown, KY: Couple arrested after shoplifting $700 of cosmetics from Walmart

Lancaster County, PA: Police seeking three male suspects accused of stealing $300 tool from hardware store

Tacoma, WA: She had 81 Tide Pods in her purse. Her boyfriend's knife made it robbery

UK: West Yorkshire, England: 'Catalogue of Criminals' Issued to Wakefield Businesses to Help Thwart Shoplifting

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Shootings & Deaths

El Paso, TX: Police identify 7-Eleven clerk shot and killed in El Paso; Suspect dead from apparent self-inflicted gunshot
Wednesday morning, Pebble Hills Regional Command Police officers responded to the 7-Eleven store on a welfare check regarding the store clerk. When the officers entered the store, they found the clerk dead from an apparent gunshot wound. "The investigation revealed Iglesias was the victim of a capital murder during a robbery and his truck was stolen by the offender," said police in a news release. Detectives believed the killer fled El Paso County in the stolen truck. The pursuit ended a short time later when the driver of the vehicle was found dead from a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound. kvia.com

Charlotte, NC: Cellphone Robber dies after beaten by store employees; case handed to Homicide Detectives
Employees reportedly beat a robbery suspect to death at the United Wireless Group on Green Park Circle and now the case is considered a homicide, police said. Investigators said Wallace Scranton III was trying to rob the store last Thursday when employees fought him and held him down at the southwest Charlotte store until police arrived. Officers found Scranton unconscious and performed CPR to revive him. Scranton died Monday at a hospital. There is the possibility that those employees could be charged. "At the end of the day, it's always about the facts," attorney James Exum said. "(It's) always about the circumstances."  wsoctv.com

Rockland County, NY: Woman Dead After Driver Plows into Family Outside 7-Eleven
A man allegedly mowed down a family of eight, including a baby and five children, outside a 7-Eleven store on Wednesday, killing a 32-year-old mother after the father asked the driver to stop smoking, a report said. Jason Mendez, 35, hit all eight members of the family following an argument he had with the father who had allegedly asked him not to blow cigarette smoke around his children, WCBS-TV reported.

Mendez got into his car and smashed into the Rockland County convenience store before he reversed the vehicle and plowed forward again, striking the family a second time, police said.

All eight family members were hospitalized. The mother was later pronounced dead. The 35-year-old father and six children, ranging from two to 10 years old, were treated for non-life threatening injuries, WABC-TV reported. Police have yet to release the family's identity. Mendez allegedly exited the vehicle with a knife and police subdued him with a stun gun.  nbcnewyork.com

Update: Escambia County, FL: Three Arrested in C- store Armed Robbery / Murder
The robbery happened at the QuickFill gas station in Escambia County. Deputies were dispatched at 8:13 p.m. on Tuesday in reference to a possible robbery. ECSO said when deputies arrived on scene they found the store clerk, a deceased male later identified as 50-year-old Govardhan Kotha. The sheriff's office has arrested the following three suspects in connection to the deadly robbery.  weartv.com

Memphis, TN: Cousins indicted for the 2016 Frayser store clerk's murder after fight over beer
Two cousins are facing multiple felony indictments for a deadly shooting at a store on Overton Crossing in October 2016. Richard Butts, 25, is accused of shooting store clerk Mohamed Alkhader when Alkhader wouldn't sell Butts beer without proper identification. Prosecutors say Butts' cousin, 26-year-old Antonio Jones, drove Butts away from the scene. fox13memphis.com

St Louis County, MO: Catholic Supply murder suspect enters not guilty plea in St. Louis County Court

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

St Paul, MN: Man in custody after four-hour standoff in RV outside Maplewood Mall
A man is in custody after a four-hour standoff with police Wednesday night outside Maplewood Mall. Dennis Vann, 42, surrendered to police about 9:30 p.m. after authorities fired a chemical irritant into the RV he was barricaded inside. Vann was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul for a medical evaluation before being booked into the Ramsey County jail.

About 5:10 p.m., officers attempted to stop Vann in his RV near White Bear and Gervais avenues because he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, but Vann fled and the pursuit was soon terminated, police said. Officers later found Vann's RV in a parking lot east of Maplewood Mall and made contact with him, but they backed off when he told them he had an explosive device inside, police said.

Crisis negotiators and a Ramsey County sheriff's office SWAT team were called to the scene and tried unsuccessfully to persuade Vann to surrender on his own. Vann is being held on his outstanding warrant and on suspicion of fleeing police and making threats of violence.  fox9.com

Newark, NJ: Three Men Charged with Armed Robbery Spree Spanning Multiple Counties in New Jersey
The FBI investigated a string of armed robberies of liquor stores that took place in Middlesex, Union and Essex counties beginning in November 2018. During each of the robberies, one of the defendants allegedly brandished a handgun at the store clerk while another defendant went behind the counter and stole money from the cash register. During one of the robberies in Essex County, one of the robbers fired a shot as they ran from the store. No one was injured in that incident. justice.gov

Scotland County, NC: Six Charged in connection to alleged criminal enterprise in NC; C-Stores and Pawn Shop Burglaries

Colorado Springs, CO: Safeway Armed robbery in the middle of the day

Speedway, IN: Burger King robbery foiled after employees run out the doors

Gwinnett County, GA: Man indicted on 18 felonies after armed robbery at McDonald's

Pembroke Park, FL: Liquor store employee caught on camera raiding cash register

UK: Gloucester, England: Journalist exposes erroneous crime data in visit to 'shoplifting hotspot' with no shops


Career Offender Sentenced To 20 Years For 7-11 Armed Robbery, Tampa


Antique -Glynn County, GA - Burglary
Auto Dealership - Fresno, CA - Robbery
Burger King - Speedway, IN - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Portsmouth, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Monmouth, OR - Armed Robbery
C-Store - New Bedford, MA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar -Lynchburg, VA - Armed Robbery
GameStop - Chicago, IL - Robbery
Grocery - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Memphis, TN - Burglary
Liquor - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
Liquor - Pembroke Park, FL - Robbery
Walgreens - Oklahoma City, OK - Robbery
Walmart - Halfmoon, NY - Burglary
7-Eleven - El Paso, TX - Armed Robbery / Clerk shot & killed



Daily Totals:
13 robberies
3 burglaries
1 shooting
1 killed





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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...

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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