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Sensormatic - Supporting the LPRC Industry & Development

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'Live in NYC' at The NRF Big Show 2019
Opening Comments

Today's Leaders Teaching Tomorrow's

Introduction with

Gus Downing
, Publisher & Editor, The D&D Daily and LPNN



LPNN's 11th LIVE Season - filmed on Jan. 14, 2019 at the NRF Big Show in New York City - kicks off with another jampacked schedule featuring today's LP/AP leaders teaching tomorrow's. Follow along in the coming weeks as we bring you the LP industry's only LIVE digital conference, designed to help you increase your knowledge, broaden your vision, and deliver better results in today's rapidly changing retail world.

What's In Store For the Day

Quick Take Opening with MCs:

Joe LaRocca
, VP & Senior Advisor, Loss Prevention, RetaiLPartners

Amber Bradley
, Owner & Brand Strategist, Calibration Group, LLC


LPNN's dynamic duo Joe LaRocca (@laroccaj) and Amber Bradley (@mycalibration) are back at it again, kicking off the fun with a preview of what's to come in our latest marathon 8-hour LIVE broadcast. Tune in for their "Quick Take" videos with special guests throughout the day, as they bring their signature blend of laughs, facts, and everything in between.

Retail Fatalities Follow National Trends
in Increased Violence & Murders

Retail Fatalities Up 30% Over Three Years

Leading Retail-Specific Industry Trends Continue Unabated

488 Retail Fatalities in 2018 - Up 15% Over 2017
Q4 Up 8.7% Over 2017
2017 FL/TX Hurricanes - Drove Q4 2018's Increase

The 15 percent increase goes above the 7 percent rise in violent crime trends, and very close to the 21 percent murder spike from 2014 to 2016, which was reported by DOJ earlier this month at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Conference. The D&D Daily has validated 488 publicly reported violent deaths that took place in Retail America in 2018, reflecting a 15 percent increase in 2018 over 2017 and a 30 percent increase from 2016's 374 violent deaths.

A number of trends continue to dominate the numbers: From more victims killed than suspects by two to one, with men shooting their victims, to Saturday, Sunday, and Monday being the most violent days of the week.

Homicides outnumber actual retail crime deaths and outside the store is more akin to the killing fields, with armed men usually being the most prevalent perpetrators.

The dominant locations remain the same year after year: C-stores, Gas stations and grocery stores represent 43 percent of all violent deaths running parallel to armed robberies, from the quick in and outs to the most cash closest to the door.

Texas, California and Florida remain the most violent states year after year, once again running parallel to robberies and ORC activity. Interestingly enough, these three states - the highest crime states in the U.S. - do not participate in the FBI's NIBRS crime data report and therefore are not included in the DOJ's data either.

Of special note here is that while most surveys and news outlets reported somewhat flat numbers in 2017 in all three of these categories and were quick to call it out, and in a few cases take credit, they failed to consider or mention Houston and Florida being shut down for almost the entire fourth quarter, the busiest of the year, due to the hurricanes and how those two locations alone, being the highest in virtually every category, impacted the overall numbers. With Houston leading the way year after year in violent deaths and armed robberies.

The bottom line is that the 15 percent increase for the year is probably more realistic and may still be a little inflated because of last year's anomaly - the hurricanes shutting down hundreds if not thousands of stores for months.

-Gus Downing

Gus Downing

Full Report: 2018 Retail Violent Death Report

Retail America: The Silent Victims
The Reasons - The Impact - The Nation

The Opioid Epidemic & Crackdown - The Ferguson Effect - Mass Shootings & Active Shooters

The Opioid Impact - Epidemic & Crackdown:
With virtually every law enforcement agency across the country documenting and reporting the impact the opioid epidemic and crackdown is having on armed robberies, organized retail crime and overall violence, the intersection of which to violent deaths is only natural to assume. Although no one is collecting or reporting this data publicly.

However this report we feel ties these factors together, which clearly points to "the nations retailers becoming the silent victims of this overall epidemic and crackdown." With sharp increases in violent deaths running parallel to the opioid crackdown which started around 2015. When we started seeing huge and sustained spikes in pharmacy robberies and armed robberies.

As the CDC noted just this past Friday that opioid prescribing peaked at 81.3 prescriptions per 100 people in 2012, and by 2017 it had fallen to 58.5 prescriptions per 100 people. Proving the crackdown is having its desired medical impact at least from the legal market prospective. However as the Society for Human Resource Management pointed out last week the crackdown led some patients to turn to the black market to get the pain medications on which they'd come to rely. Which intern drives crime up and becomes a major contributor to the increase in robberies.

Furthering this finding the National Safety Council latest report analyzing 2017 data on accidental deaths found for the first time in history your chances of dying in a car crash are 1 in 103. Your chances of dying from an opioid overdose? One in 96. Opioid overdoses have surpassed vehicle crashes as one of the leading causes of death in the country. With this fact alone its only natural once again to assume its intersection and impact on retail crime and violent deaths as well.

Lastly in this category is the increased strength and supply of opioids on the streets. As more and more states legalized marijuana and the DEA cracked down on Doctors and pharmacy's the cartels were quick to increase supply, lower costs and introduce Fentenal to the black market, which drove half of all reported opioid overdose deaths in 2016. shrm.org

Recent U.S. Congressional Research Service Report: The "Ferguson Effect"
"The Ferguson Effect" is one of the more widely discussed, and controversial, explanations for the recent increases in violent crime. It refers to the assertion that crime has increased recently because police are avoiding proactive policing tactics out of fear of repercussions for the use of aggressive tactics. There is a small but growing body of literature on the Ferguson effect, and the evidence is mixed. For example, recent research conducted by a Johns Hopkins University sociologist found some evidence of a post-Ferguson decrease in arrests and a post-Ferguson increase in crime in Baltimore. However, the research did not reveal a causal link between the decreasing arrests and increasing crime.

Some of the largest cities in the United States saw increases in violent crime rates, homicide rates, or both from 2014 to 2015 and/or 2015 to 2016. For some of these cities, violent crime or homicide rates were the highest they have been in the past 20 years.

Recent increases in violent crime and homicide in large cities have received a great deal of attention, but in smaller communities violent crime and homicide rates also increased from 2014 to 2015 and again from 2015 to 2016, although not as much as in the largest cities. shrm.org

Mass Shootings & Active Shooters -
Numbers Confirm The Daily's 3 Year 30% Increase

Retail Establishments in Top Two Locations: Shootings in schools and houses of worship tend to stand out in our minds, but they make up a relatively small portion of public mass shootings. More common are those in offices and retail establishments such as restaurants and stores. California has had more of these public mass shootings than any other state, with 25.

Incidents: In 2017 there were 30 separate active shooting incidents in the U.S., the largest number ever recorded by the FBI during a one-year period. In 2016 20 were recorded. Representing a 33 percent increase year over year. This 33 percent increase has remained steady for three years according to the FBI. Virtually matching The Daily's 30 percent finding.

Between 2000 and 2017 there were 250 active shooter incidents in the U.S. as defined by the FBI. fbi.gov



Hawaii grocery chain deters 3,000 scan avoidance incidents in 1 year with StopLift

Groceries at the six Down to Earth Organic & Natural Stores on Maui and Oahu used to go through the checkouts without the customer paying for them. And that took a toll on the supermarket chain's bottom line. But that was before technology was installed to detect every item that the cashier failed to scan.

Cliff Hillier, COO of Down to Earth Organic & Natural Stores, has been relying on StopLift Checkout Vision Systems for the past two years to monitor the cameras over the checkouts. StopLift's Artificial Intelligence (AI) video analytics software automatically analyzes security video to detect theft and improve operational efficiency at all the checkouts at the six supermarkets.

In a recent month, StopLift's ScanItAll detected 316 incidents, with previous months averaging about 250 incidents. That would be in excess of 3,000 incidents per year, some of which were accidentally unscanned items. Many were false alarms, while others were accidentally missed items which Hillier discussed with the team members. Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight column below.

3SI Security's GPS Tracking Technology Helps Put Away Nearly 900 Criminals, Recover $8 Million in 2018

In 2018 3SI Security Systems, with the help of our Law Enforcement partners, put away nearly 900 criminals and recovered close to $8M in cash and stolen assets!

We think these numbers are worth mentioning. Take a look at our January Successes

Suspects Caught 80 94 43 50 67 74 73 82 85 67 87 91 893
$ Amount Recovered $864K $694K $573K $401K $912K $539K $680K $549K $444K $602K $596K $942K $7.8M


Synthetic Identity Fraud Increasing
Confronting the Harsh Realities of 'Cross-Industry' Fraud

New research from LexisNexis Risk Solutions confirms that the pace of so-called "cross-industry fraud" is accelerating and becoming costlier for organizations of all kinds.

Cross-industry fraud occurs when bad actors who commit fraud against companies in one industry are emboldened to exploit other industries with the same fraudulent credentials.

The most egregious fraud activity is perpetrated by sophisticated, organized rings or individuals that make their living from fraud. While these professional thieves don't have a particular bias for a given industry or sector, cross-industry fraud is particularly prevalent across financial services, health care, insurance, communications, retail, and government entities.

For example, a perpetrator of a typical insurance fraud scheme, staging an auto accident, could expand into exploiting system gaps to fraudulently claim government benefits or participate in telecommunications, retail, or credit card fraud.

For the first time since the inception of the LexisNexis Fraud Mitigation Study four years ago, the latest survey shows a significant increase in the number of organizations (89%) reporting cases of cross-industry fraud. A quarter of the surveyed fraud mitigation professionals said they see evidence of cross-industry fraud in more than half of fraud cases they have investigated.

The severity of the financial impact of fraud is increasing as well. Cross-industry fraud cases have become significantly more expensive for organizations than fraud cases stemming from isolated events. Approximately 80% of study respondents said that these fraud events exacted at least a moderate toll on their organizations, with more than half of cases causing extreme financial harm.

Synthetic Identities Add New Complications

One reason fraud mitigation is becoming the purview of CFO organizations is the emergence of a new variant called "synthetic identity fraud."

New-application and account-takeover fraud each account for 20% of all fraud losses within the financial services industry.

While combatting fraud is typically the domain of  chief information security officers, the CFO department should establish closer working connections with the company's special investigative units or fraud team. Some organizations have gone so far as to move the fraud team into the CFO organization. cfo.com

Supreme Court Fails to Explain How Courts Decide Excessive Fines of Forfeiture
In a blockbuster decision on Timbs' case, the nation's highest court declared Wednesday that the constitutional ban on excessive fines applies to state and local governments.

"In other words, the court has said that the rule applies but it hasn't clearly articulated what that rule is."

At the core of the case was the practice of civil asset forfeiture, increasingly used by police and prosecutors to seize property believed to be used in crimes. In 2017, the federal Asset Forfeiture Fund took in about $1.6 billion in gross forfeiture revenue, including both cash and proceeds from the sale of seized cars and other property, according to a U.S. Department of Justice inspector general audit. That's down from $1.9 billion in 2016, the report said.

Judges across the country will grapple with the question. Hottot said they may eventually find that "the next step is to end civil forfeiture."  law360.com

Unstable retail schedules are bad for workers' health
Retail workers' have better health with more stable work schedules, according to a study of Gap employees by the University of California Hastings Center for WorkLife Law, University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina. The stress of unstable work schedules, which include working erratic hours, waiting to see if a call to work comes in and rearranging personal activities around work, can rob retail workers of much-needed sleep and create adverse health outcomes, the study noted. retaildive.com

Senior Vice President Asset Protection Posted for Burlington Stores
in Burlington, N.J.

Responsible for management and oversight of all Asset Protection and Loss Prevention functions including shrink, safety, business continuity, shortage control, investigations, field team leadership, and corporate security. Your business acumen and forward-thinking, strategic mindset will help cultivate an agile team focused on driving solutions and delivering results in a fast-paced, challenging environment to reduce shrink, drive sales, and provide a safe, secure customer and associate experience. burlingtonstores.jobs

We operate more than 670 stores in 48 states and Puerto Rico. Over the past 5 years, we have added more than 20 stores each year and are on our way to 1000+ stores. Revenues exceeding $6 billion in 2017. Q3 reported 11-28-18 comp's up 4.4%, sales up 13.7%. burlingtonstores.com

Reposted Friday: VP Loss Prevention for Fred's in Dallas, TX. - 600 Stores

HBC Expects to Close 20 Saks Off Fifth Stores in U.S.

Luxury bag retailer Rebag raises $25 million for more tech, talent and stores

David Lund, VP of LP for Dick's Sporting Goods, named Vice Chairman
for Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Last week's #1 article --

Payless Shoe Source Bombshell
New bombshell accusations surface nearly 1 year after toddler's death at Payless

"Remove the mirrors and destroy them so the little girl's family/attorney could not get them"

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A local contractor told Channel 2 Action News that his company was ordered by a vendor to destroy metro Atlanta-area Payless store mirrors soon after a Riverdale toddler was killed in one of its stores.

An attorney for Payless denies allegations that the now-bankrupt chain tried to cover up any signs of negligence, noting the actual evidence from the store where the child died has been preserved for trial. The vendor accused of issuing the instructions also denies the claims as the contractor seeks payment for services. wsbtv.com

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eBay's Connect & Collaborate Conference

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 in Draper, Utah

Please join eBay's Global Asset Protection team for Connect & Collaborate 2019, our biennial opportunity to host some of the nation's leaders in combatting organized retail crime at the eBay facility in Draper, Utah, just fifteen minutes south of Salt Lake City. The event provides retailers, law enforcement, and eBay an opportunity to "Connect and Collaborate" on challenges, strategies, tools, and solutions related to organized retail crime.

More details to follow, including an agenda and suggestions for travel accommodation.

Please feel free to send the invitation to any Law Enforcement or Retail Investigator that would be interested in attending!

Please send your RSVP by April 1st, with number and names of attendees, to: proact@ebay.com

Below you will find hotel information and the directions to our campus.
Please contact proact@ebay.com if you have any questions.

Hotels nearby:

Springhill Suites by Marriott Reservations here
12111 S State St
Draper, UT 84020
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Reservations here
12117 S State St
Draper, UT 84020
Homewood Suites by Hilton Reservations here
473 W 13490 S
Draper, UT 84020

Our address:
583 W eBay Way
Draper, UT 84020

Click here for directions and parking instructions.



Hawaii grocery chain deters 3,000 scan avoidance incidents in one year with StopLift

Groceries at the six Down to Earth Organic & Natural Stores on Maui and Oahu used to go through the checkouts without the customer paying for them. And that took a toll on the supermarket chain's bottom line.

But that was before technology was installed to detect every item that the cashier failed to scan.

Cliff Hillier, COO of Down to Earth Organic & Natural Stores, has been relying on StopLift Checkout Vision Systems for the past two years to monitor the cameras over the checkouts. StopLift's Artificial Intelligence (AI) video analytics software automatically analyzes security video to detect theft and improve operational efficiency at all the checkouts at the six supermarkets.

"It's a viable deterrent from stealing," Hillier said. "The cashiers know they're being watched, and they're careful. We show them the video incident of them giving an item away, and it doesn't happen again.

"Four cashiers were caught stealing, and we fired them," he said. "We have zero tolerance for theft."

In a recent month, StopLift's ScanItAll detected 316 incidents, with previous months averaging about 250 incidents. That would be in excess of 3,000 incidents per year, some of which were accidentally unscanned items. Many were false alarms, while others were accidentally missed items which Hillier discussed with the team members.

StopLift's Scan-It-All determines what occurs during each transaction at the supermarket checkout to immediately distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent behavior. As soon as a scan avoidance incident occurs, StopLift, which constantly monitors 100% of the security video, flags the transaction as suspicious. It quickly reports the incident, identifying the cashier and the date and time of the theft.

This includes "sweethearting", when cashiers pretend to scan merchandise but deliberately bypass the scanner, thus not charging the customer for the merchandise. The customer is often a friend, family member or fellow employee working in tandem with the cashier. Incidents include items left in the shopping cart, by accident of deliberately.

Hillier does not want to install self-checkouts, because he believes they detract from customer service. With Hawaii's unemployment the lowest in the U.S., he also wants to protect his cashiers' jobs, which self-checkout would eliminate. Cashiers appreciate the added job security, he said.

"No one is watching the overhead cameras, so there's no point in having them without StopLift monitoring the video," he said.

Malay Kundu, Founder and CEO of StopLift, said that his AI video technology identifies dishonest associates the first time they conduct a fraudulent transaction, rather than months or even years down the road, significantly reducing inventory shrinkage, deterring future theft, and boosting profitability. StopLift has already identified more than 3.1 million scan avoidance incidents around the world.

If you would like a demo of StopLift to see how it detects unscanned items at the checkout, visit: www.stoplift.com/contact



Enduring Brands Require Analytics To Grow - Interview With Tony D'Onofrio
Featuring in over a half dozen global retail influencers lists, Tony D'Onofrio leverages his extensive in global retail technology to research, write, consult and speak about the disruption of multiple industries. We caught up with Tony to learn more about his thoughts on how technology is shaking up the retail world.

What are some of the big changes you see taking place in retail today?

TONY: The smartphone I identified early on as the 3rd megatrend reshaping the future of retail. Because of this smart device, consumers are able to walk into a store and instantly decide whether to buy in the physical location or buy the same identical product from a competitor online. This mobile trend is global and in the long run provides substantial opportunities for the growth of the retail industry.

As I stated in one of my blogs, with more than 5 billion unique mobile subscribers worldwide at the end of 2017, mobile has a greater reach than any other technology. By 2025, mobile internet penetration will reach 61% of the global population and 86% of unique subscribers.

The smartphone ushered the need to digitize the store and engage with a much more knowledgeable consumer. Those retailers that got ahead of this curve and for example empowered associates to have a meaningful digital conversation with their consumer are among the brands succeeding today.

Do you feel retailers are now more eager to apply advanced analytics to their decision-making, than before?

TONY:  If retailers are still asking this question, in my view they are in trouble and in catch up mode to their stronger competitors.

The challenges emerging out of the digitized store and a data rich retail enterprise is that we have too much information. Advanced analytics is critical to distill the valuable nuggets to get to a faster decision process.

Too much data is an across industries challenge. There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day. Over the last two years alone, 90% of the data in the world was generated.

As Peter Sondergaard said, "information (data) is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine." Retailers need not be afraid of too much data. They need to continuously fine tune the engine through advanced analytics to differentiate their business model from their competitors.

A strong enduring brand requires continuous advanced analytics to maintain / grow the loyalty of digitally empowered consumers (that continuously generates new data). Read the full interview here.

Wendy's Reaches $50 Million Data Breach Settlement From 2015 & 2016 Breaches - With Banks
18 Million Payment Cards From 7,500 Financial Firms Compromised in Data Breach
The consumer class-action lawsuit - Torres v. Wendy's International - was filed in February 2016. Wendy's settled that lawsuit In October 2018 for $3.4 million.

Subsequently, consumers and financial institutions filed class action lawsuits against Wendy's, alleging that it had failed to properly secure its systems or notify customers and institutions that it had been breached (see: Suit Against Wendy's Cites Lack of EMV). databreachtoday.com

New LinkedIn Malware Campaign Targets Job Seekers
The criminal (or criminals) conducting these campaigns seems patient and persistent. The person targets the potential victim through LinkedIn direct messaging, builds rapport, and then begins follow-up through fake websites stuffed with malicious links, email with malware payloads, or both.

LinkedIn profiles provide the threat actor with the information required to craft spear-phishing messages. The malicious payloads are not unique to the campaign: More_eggs is a JScript downloader, while VenomKit and Taurus Builder are malware builders that have been made available for purchase by their developers. darkreading.com

What Is Beacon Technology and How Does it Relate to IoT?


How Does Friendly Fraud Impact False Declines?
Friendly fraud-when cardholders dispute purchases they or someone else in their household actually made-has fueled another costly problem for the payments industry: a sharp rise in false declines. The two may not seem connected, but machine learning and artificial intelligence, both used increasingly in fraud-detection systems, are each highly susceptible to GIGO (garbage in, garbage out).

False declines (also called false positives) are valid transactions that are incorrectly rejected by issuers and merchants as fraudulent. They're an unintended consequence of the struggle for equilibrium that exists when managing good and fraudulent behaviors at scale. But on Main Street, it's a frustrating experience for those trustworthy cardholders, and it can take a serious toll on the bottom line for merchants and issuers.

The High Costs of False Declines
Aite Group estimates that issuers falsely rejected $264 billion in U.S. transactions in 2016, forecasting that the amount would grow to $331 billion in 2018. Another study conducted by Ethoca found that upwards of 52 percent of orders that merchants thought were fraudulent turned out to be good orders that could have been fulfilled. That's a lot of money being left on the table.

Let's look at how the growing number of false declines hurts all parties involved: cardnotpresent.com

Lackluster 2018 Holiday Sales Numbers Surprise,
But Online Still Growing Quickly: Report

Despite an unprecedented government shutdown and political feuds over trade policies, American consumers continued to shop during the 2018 holiday season, which saw a 2.9 percent growth overall and an 11.5 percent increase in online sales, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Overall growth, however, was less than anticipated by the NRF, which projected that holiday sales from November 1 through December 31 would grow between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent. Included in the total $707.5 billion in overall sales is $146.8 billion in online and other non-store sales. It was expected that the online sector of retail would increase between an 11 percent and 15 percent, and the sector just squeaked over the threshold with an 11.5 percent increase. cardnotpresent.com

Wayfair posts 44% revenue growth in 2018

India To Tighten eCommerce Data Rules

The Inverted Approach To Tackling Fraud

Asda named worst supermarket for online delivery




Miami County, OH: Alleged theft ring puts two behind bars
A Miami County grand jury has indicted five people involved in multiple business break-ins, including a local jewelry store in 2017. Two of the five subjects, Michele Gue, 46, of Dayton, and Kevin Ashley, 45, address unknown, are currently incarcerated at the Miami County Jail. According to Troy Police Department Capt. Jeff Kunkleman, two businesses in Troy were involved, including Harris Jewelers and Check Into Cash. The suspects allegedly stole $150,000 worth of jewelry, watches and equipment from Harris Jewelers in a break-in reported in October 2017. The suspects in that incident gained entry through the roof to the jewelry store. Other jewelry stores and businesses in the Miami Valley were also targeted in the multi-county theft ring. Kunkleman said Detective Matt Moiser, along with detectives Jason Threlkeld of Miamisburg Police and Steve Hoy of the City of Montgomery (Ohio) Police Department, worked on the case along with nearly a dozen agencies, including the FBI. tdn-net.com

Oak Brook, IL: Hub Group employee manipulates rewards program to steal $38,000 in gift cards
An employee manipulated employee accounts in a rewards program and fraudulently obtained more than $38,000 in gift cards and electronic gift cards, as reported at 9:55 a.m. Feb. 19 by the chief financial officer of Hub Group. chicagotribune.com


Fort Myers, FL: Man caught on camera stealing $30,000 of tools and van from a Tire shop
A man pretending to be a customer stole over $30,000 worth of items at M&A Plus Tire Shop on Saturday in Fort Myers. The man came into the shop earlier in the afternoon looking for a hitch. When the store closed around 6 p.m., security cameras show the man returned and broke into the store stealing tools and a worker van. fox4now.com

Horry County, SC: Suspects stole close to $6,000 in Victoria's Secret merchandise
Police are asking for the public's help identifying a group of suspects accused of shoplifting from an Horry County retail store. Horry County Police posted security pictures on social media Saturday, of a group accused of stealing approximately $6,000 worth of merchandise from the Victoria's Secret store on North Kings Highway in Horry County. wmbfnews.com

Ohio Regional Organized Crime Coalition (OROCC) Conference
June 20, 2019 in Grove City, Ohio

OROCC will be hosting its conference in Grove City, Ohio on June 20, 2019 at the Eagle Pavilion - 3670 Discover Dr. All Law Enforcement and retail members are welcome to attend. Finalized information will be sent out soon with an agenda and times.
Learn more about OROCC here.

Fox Township, PA: Woman steals $1,455 in items from Walmart

Geneva, IL: Woman charged with retail theft at 4 stores; totaling nearly $500

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Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Roseburg, OR: Suspects in multi-state Armed Robbery spree that began
in Colorado arrested in Oregon

Two men wanted for robberies in Wyoming and Utah, one of whom was connected to a deadly shooting in Denver and another shooting at a strip club in Colorado Springs, have been arrested in Oregon. According to a release from Oregon State Police, officers were called to a Red Robin restaurant in Roseburg on a report of an attempted carjacking at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. One of the suspects had driven off before officers arrived, while the other was left behind. The one who was left behind, 31-year-old Jose Lopez-Jovel of El Salvador, was arrested by Roseburg police at the scene. After a pursuit during which Fanelli fired at an Oregon State Police patrol car and two other vehicles and critically injured a man while attempting another carjacking, the release states, Fanelli was arrested. 9news.com

Greenville, SC: Knife wielding man robbed Haywood Mall store
Police said a man forcibly robbed a clothing store at Haywood Mall around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Police said when the shoplifter was confronted by loss prevention personnel, the man showed a knife and threatened them. Police said the man then ran towards the mall parking lot. wyff4.com

UK: West Bromwich, England: Store Employee hit with a baseball bat 12 times
in Gang Robbery

This is the terrifying moment a female shop worker was hit with a baseball bat 12 times during a brutal raid. A cowardly gang of three burst into her shop, JS Convenience Store in Church Lane, West Bromwich, on Friday. One of the masked group jumped over the counter while the other two blocked the defenseless woman in from the other side. metro.co.uk

Franklin Lakes, NJ: Teen suspect, cashier tried to work together during grocery store robbery

Zapata County, TX: Suspected Mexican Mafia member arrested for C- Store Robbery/Assault

Beavercreek, OH: Legal bill $600K for deadly Walmart shooting

Bangkok, Thailand: Police Launch Manhunt After $230,000 Robbed from Brinks Armored Truck outside Grocery Store

Altrincham, England: Arrest made after $52,000 of designer handbags and Canadian Goose coats stolen in a smash & grab

Russia: Interior Ministry to review violent arrest of shoplifters


Erie, PA: Trial date set in the 2016 Fred's Beds Federal Arson case


Auto Parts - Fort Myers, FL - Burglary
C-Store - Iron Mountain, MI - Armed Robbery / Clerk stabbed
C- Store - Zapata County, TX - Robbery
C-Store - Boston, MA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Manchester, NH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Meridian, MS - Armed Robbery
C - Store - Meridian, MS - Burglary
C-Store - Moreno Valley, CA - Robbery/ Assault
C-Store - Los Angeles, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Los Angeles, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Waynesboro, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Palestine, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Tracy, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Start, LA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - San Mateo, CA - Robbery
C-Store - Tulsa, OK - Robbery (Highway75)
C-Store - Tulsa, OK - Robbery (Highway 97)
CVS - Hopewell, VA - Armed Robbery
Clothing - Greenville, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Newark, DE - Armed Robbery / clerk stabbed
Dollar General - Redding, PA - Robbery
Family Dollar - Jonesboro, AR - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Franklin Lakes, NJ - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Havertown, PA - Robbery (Bank inside)
Liquor - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
Pet Store - Topeka, KS - Robbery
Restaurant - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Anne Arundel County, MD - Robbery (McDonald's)
Restaurant - Duluth, MN - Armed Robbery (Domino's)
Restaurant - Meridian, MS - Burglary (Subway)
Skateboard Shop - Claremont, CA - Burglary
Target - Evanston, IL- Armed Robbery
TJ Maxx - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Dallas, TX - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
30 robberies
4 burglaries
0 shooting
0 killed





Keith Johnson named Regional Asset Protection Manager for TBC Corporation

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

Field Manager, Asset Protection (Northeast & Midwest)
New York, NY| Poughkeepsie, NY | Parsippany, NJ

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...

Loss Prevention Analyst
Richmond, VA

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

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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The drive home can be the longest drive of the day when looking into the rear-view mirror and seeing nothing but the day's events. It is a great time for reflection and evaluation of all that transpired over the last 12 hours, often times allowing you to realize that the briefest interaction with someone may have been the most important event of the day. Those one line snip-its often times are where the true feelings and intentions are expressed. Piecing them together can mean the difference between success and failure of a project, a program, and even an executive. It is only in reflection that we see the truth and give ourselves the ability to react to it the right way the next day. Take the time and look in the rear-view mirror. You may see something you had not seen.

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