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Walmart Continues Half-Billion-Dollar Security Investment
with 1,000 New Asset Protection Positions

2016's 'More at the Door' is Growing

AP 'Customer Host' Positions Expanded to Additional Stores
Traditional Greeter Position Being Eliminated from 1,000 U.S. Stores
Workers With Disabilities Feel Targeted

According to Walmart, greeters are being removed at about 1,000 stores around the country. NPR has found that Walmart is changing the job requirements for front-door greeters in a way that appears to disproportionately affect workers with disabilities. Greeters with disabilities in five states told NPR they expect to lose their jobs after April 25 or 26.

Walmart is the largest private employer in the U.S. and has a large workforce of workers with disabilities. And the job of greeter has been a particularly attractive fit, as it isn't physically strenuous and is easy to learn.

But Walmart has been eliminating greeters and replacing them with "customer hosts," who have expanded responsibilities, such as taking care of security or assisting shoppers. The change is going into effect at the end of April. It is the latest wave in a policy that Walmart started in 2016. It has already affected about 1,000 stores.

According to interviews with workers and documents reviewed by NPR, to qualify for these new host positions, workers must be able to lift 25 pounds, clean up spills, collect carts and stand for long periods of time, among other things - tasks that can be impossible for people with disabilities. Workers say they've been told they must be able to climb a ladder to qualify for some of the other jobs at the store. npr.org

Asset Protection Adds 9,000 Jobs
Walmart May 2016 Blog Post: Offering Customers More at the Door
Last year, we launched a pilot program that in many stores, moved our greeters from action alley back to the front door, and in others, introduced a brand-new position: customer host, an associate who greets customers, but also checks receipts where appropriate, assists with returns and helps keep entrances clean and safe.

We know a one-size-fits-all-approach to our door coverage won't work for our more than 5,000 stores. To help ensure each store has the coverage it needs, we're using data on safety, security and shrink risks to guide us on how best to staff our entrances. Where our data tells us the risk is higher, we'll add the new customer host.

We expect to fill about 9,000 of these new hourly positions that are specially trained to both welcome customers as soon as they walk in and also help deter would-be shoplifters.

$500M Investment in Security Continues to Impact Walmart
Reported in the Daily on Feb. 11th

Walmart Spending Half a Billion on Improving Security - Gates Are 1 of Many Parts
Walmart Installs Security Gates At Thomasville, NC Store

Walmart says they're investing half a billion dollars over the next three years on improving security nationwide. The new gates are a part of it.

Walmart says the gates help prevent theft, but you won't see them everywhere.

Store representatives say they're rolling out the new gates in 1,300 stores this year. And Thomasville is the only known location in the Triad that's using them so far. wfmynews2.com

Marion, NC: Thousands petition for Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy after job is eliminated

Monroe Twp, PA: Walmart Greeter with Cerebral Palsy Hopes to Keep Job

Agilence Wins Silver for Customer Service Department of the Year at 2019 Stevie® Awards

For the Second Year in a Row the Growing Vertical BI Company
was Recognized for Outstanding Customer Service

Agilence, Inc., the leader in vertical business intelligence and data analytics, today announced that they have won a Silver Stevie® Award for Customer Service Department of the Year at the 13th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

"We are thrilled to have our 'customer first' mindset recognized again this year with a Silver Stevie Award," said Catherine Penizotto, VP of Customer Success at Agilence. "The success of our customers has always been our top priority, and I am very proud of our team's efforts in making this a reality. As we continue to grow, we aim to exceed expectations and provide our customers with the tools and support to help them succeed."

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world's top honors for customer service, contact center, business development, and sales professionals. The Stevie Awards organization stages seven of the world's leading business awards programs, including the prestigious American Business Awards® and International Business Awards®. agilenceinc.com

New OpenEye Web Services Update Includes Detailed Push Notifications for Alarm Verification

OpenEye, a leading provider of cloud managed video surveillance solutions, announces the release of the February 2019 OpenEye Web Services (OWS) update v1.7. The latest update includes detailed mobile push notifications, enhanced clip sharing control, DMP XT panel support, and other updates to add functionality and increase ease of use.

OWS users can receive mobile push notifications that include a thumbnail image preview and links get more details or watch video starting at the time of the alert. Push notifications offer users faster visibility of alerts allowing them to use video to verify the incident and respond appropriately. openeye.net

Macy's to cut roughly 100 executive jobs - VP level and above
Macy's is restructuring its upper management teams to "increase the speed of decision making, reduce costs and respond to changing customer expectations." The company said in a call about its fourth quarter and full year earnings report that it will move key leaders into expanded roles. The company will also cut roughly 100 vice president and above jobs effective March 1, according to a company spokeswoman.

The department store expects the move to generate savings of $100 million beginning this year. The cuts will allow Macy's to redirect those resources toward supply chain efficiency, enhancing inventory management and building a larger customer base. retaildive.com

Van Nuys, CA: Prosecutors Decline to File Against 99 Cent Store Detective
Who Punched Suspected Shoplifter

The suspected shoplifter had finished gathering items into her bag and was about to depart the busy 99 Cents Only Store in Van Nuys when she discovered the exit was blocked--by the security guard. As she attempted to walk around him, he stepped to the side and stayed in front of her, security camera video shows. Likewise, when she tried to go around the other way, he stepped in front. Store customers could hear the guard demand the woman surrender her bag for inspection, but she was having none of it, and the security guard had to decide what he would do next.

In the doorway of the Van Nuys 99 Cents Only Store Thursday, the guard decided to reach around and try to take the woman's bag. The pair tussled for a few seconds, but she kept her grip on the bag. It was at that point that the guard was heard referring to the woman with a curse word, according to a witness Rony Preza, who had begun recording with his cellphone camera as the tension level escalated. nbclosangeles.com

How new tech can help retailers protect staff and stock from criminals
By James Martin, Crime & Security Policy Advisor, British Retail Consortium

A key factor appears to be the greater use of technology to deter, protect and prosecute. The lessons are already being used to stop abusive behaviour before it happens.

Considerable ingenuity is being applied to 'tagging' specific goods, minimising the chances of theft escalating into violence.

Over the last few decades, we've all become comfortable with fixed CCTV systems, and most of us would now be more concerned to shop in a store which doesn't have them than one that does. Many retailers are now also making use of latest generation fixed and high-tech CCTV systems. Often managed from central hubs, these systems identify incidents and allow communication between the store and hub, including using the PA system remotely.

A logical extension of such systems is the use of bodyworn cameras. These small, unobtrusive devices are an increasingly familiar part of daily life, across a range of industries, as well as on car dashboards and attached to cycle helmets.

Whilst they support prosecutions, their main function is to discourage attacks in the first place. Originally adopted by the police, in many other areas of life they are now a very valuable way to stop conflict before it happens. Retailers are thinking carefully about how best to deploy these devices as part of a blended approach. Protecting privacy will, obviously, be at the very front of any considerations, and the public can take great comfort from the strict legal framework that governs them.

These are just a few examples of how technology is helping to spot and deter criminal activity. The solutions are not, however, purely technical: better training can help. And this is a second area where retailers are taking strides, rolling out conflict management courses that help take the risk out of potential flashpoints. thegrocer.co.uk

49% of Shoppers Abandon a Retailer After Experiencing Credit Card Fraud
Strict Anti-Fraud Measures Can Also Turn Off Customers

Nearly half (49%) of consumers have reported being a victim of credit card fraud where their card information was illegally used by someone else, according to a survey from Riskified. Among these victims, 49% abandon the retailer entirely after learning of the fraud, with 29% blaming the merchant that approved the fraudulent purchase.

Retailers also can lose customers when they adopt strict anti-fraud measures. Merchants often decline orders out of caution, which means they sometimes reject good, honest customers. Up to 30% of shoppers say they have had their purchase wrongly declined, and 57% of those declines happen to returning customers, with a corresponding negative impact on their satisfaction and return shopping. These false declines end up robbing retailers of as much as 5.5% of their annual revenue.

Approximately 42% of shoppers who experienced a decline moved on, either abandoning the purchase completely (28%) or shopping with a competitor instead (14%). Retailers have to be smarter about how they review and approve orders if they want to keep these shoppers, said Eyal Raab, VP of Business Development at Riskified. retailtouchpoints.com

No Signature, No PIN, No Merchant Recourse
Card networks dropped POS signature requirements last year, yet still do not require a PIN for chip cards - leaving retailers liable for fraud and chargebacks.

In 2018, the major U.S. payment card networks dropped their signature requirement for point-of-sale (POS) transactions, in part due to the security capabilities of chip-embedded cards. While the U.S. migration to EMV chip technology was intended to combat fraud, a recent study found that 60 million U.S. cards were compromised between October 2017 and October 2018; of that total, 75% of records were from card-present (CP) transactions, and 90% of those CP cards had EMV chips. Monica Eaton-Cardone, an IT executive specializing in risk management and fraud prevention, believes ongoing card fraud calls for stricter security measures and better protections for merchants, who increasingly bear the costs of fraud.

Eaton-Cardone, says that while EMV has the potential to be highly effective at fighting card-present fraud, its execution in the U.S. has fallen short and placed a disproportionate share of the burden on merchants. She notes that chip-enabled cards are only part of the security equation; in other countries, EMV is a "chip-and-PIN" system that requires cardholders to enter their personal code at the point of sale. U.S. banks instead adopted a chip-and-sign protocol; but since they dropped the signature mandate, the risk to merchants has increased. Eaton-Cardone also points out that chip encryption only benefits card-present retailers and has driven many criminals online, contributing to the ongoing rise in CNP fraud that has plagued eCommerce merchants. prweb.com

Best Buy & Kohl's Represent Retailers in 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies List
The World's Most Ethical Companies is an annual assessment conducted by the Ethisphere Institute that looks at five key categories of a company including its ethics and compliance program, culture of ethics, corporate citizenship and responsibility, governance, and leadership and reputation. Best Buy and Kohl's are the only two 2019 honorees representing the retail industry. worldsmostethicalcompanies.com

1 year later, Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack still takes a tough stance on guns
It's been roughly one year since Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack took a controversial stance on guns, pulling high-capacity magazines from stores and halting the sale of firearms to anyone under 21 years old. Dick's Sporting Goods' decision marked one of the strongest stances taken by corporate America in the national gun debate. Retailers like Walmart and Kroger later followed.

On Monday, traveling to New York to accept the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy's "Force for Good Award," Stack says he doesn't think twice about the move. "We talk about it internally and I often say: If we had a mulligan, we'd do it all over again," he said.

In fact, Stack is doing even more to get behind his company's efforts last year. He, along with a handful of other CEOs, on Monday signed onto a letter sent to Congress in support of the HR8 background check bill. Background checks are something "both sides of the aisle can get behind it," Stack said. cnbc.com

Payless ShoeSource Conducting Store Closing Sales at All Stores in U.S. & Canada

Apple closes two Dallas stores in apparent bid to ward off patent trolls

Columbus, OH: Gap expands warehouse, bringing 600 new jobs

AT&T's $81 billion purchase of Time Warner cleared by federal court

Quarterly Sales
Rent-A-Center Q4 comp's up 9.1%, total revenue up 3.6%
Home Depot Q4 comp's up 3.2%; net sales up 10.9%; full-year comp's up 5.2%, net sales up 7.2%
AutoZone Q2 comp's up 2.6%, net sales up 1.6%
Dillard's Q4 comp's up 2%, net sales down 2.4%; full-year comp's up 2%, net sales up 1.5%
Macy's Q4 comp's up 0.4%, net sales down 2.5%; full-year comp's up 1.7%, net sales up 0.1%
Vitamin Shoppe Q4 comp's down 4.7%, total sales down 5.1%; full-year comp's down 2.8%, total down 2.8%



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 March 1.
Please contact Ellen Jackson with any questions about the awards.

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The headlines are hard to miss. Just last week the nation was stunned by a workplace shooting in Illinois where a disgruntled former employee stormed in to the Aurora warehouse where he'd just been fired and killed five people.

That's why Asfalis and PunchAlert are teaming up next month to bring you a can't miss panel called Rescue Your Company From Unsafe Behaviors: Preventing Workplace Violence and Vulnerabilities through Leadership Training, Strategies and Effective Hiring Processes.

Vanessa Vaughn runs Asfalis, an agency that works with companies to come up with business continuity and crisis management programs. Before coming to corporate America, Vaughn did terrorism mitigation in the fields of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. From there she transitioned to working with senior leadership teams in the business community to implement strategies to reduce reputational, operational and financial risks globally. Vaughn says, "Identifying critical functions within key facilities and developing continuity plans to ensure the business can recover losses was really intriguing for me."

Vaughn says in today's business environment it is crucial that leaders are ready for anything. "The super bowl teams practice 90 percent of the time and 10 percent is execution. We help our customers play to win for the super bowl. How much are your employee's worth to you? What are you willing to do, to mitigate violence in the workplace from happening? What value do you place on your customers? We help by bringing experience and education to our attendees. Our seminars also create a community of people that are committed to results and outcomes."

The same can be said for PunchAlert, an all in one safety communication solution for organizations. PunchAlert allows companies to manage incidents, send announcements, even crowd source for help in an emergency. PunchAlert's Ashley Davis explains, "Through PunchAlert, the organization's administrators and security team will be alerted immediately, giving them the ability to quickly triage, manage and resolve the incident. Not only does PunchAlert provide for timely reaction to the event, it also supports the recovery process through the automatically generated incident report.

Picture an incident taking place on an organization's campus. The leadership and their security team would want to know immediately so they could triage, manage, and resolve the incident in a timely manner. PunchAlert gives them the opportunity to do everything necessary - including involving local emergency responders and providing them with real-time information." That's just one of the tools the Rescue Your Company panelists will talk about.

Davis says "Rescue Your Company is an opportunity to learn from industry experts who have been there, done that, and are still currently dealing with it. They are sharing their experiences both positive and negative so others do not have to recreate the wheel especially when it comes to preventing workplace violence and vulnerabilities through leadership training, strategies, and effective hiring practices. Knowing you have local resources to call on and network with is a bonus of attending this seminar.

Vaughn adds, "The panelists are going to bring knowledge from their experiences with minimal resources, low budgets and innovative ways that they have been able to deliver value in the hiring process. They will also share about challenges with safety and security in the workplace and how these have evolved overtime, as well as what they are doing to overcome.

Register today!



NRF Calls on Congress to Back Uniform National Privacy Standards

We would like to share two letters sent to Congress in connection with hearings on federal privacy legislation being held this week. As you may be aware, NRF supports uniform federal standards that would apply to all entities that handle sensitive consumer information and that would avoid the confusion and conflicts caused the multiple state-level laws.

The first letter was sent by NRF to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is holding a hearing today. Click here to read.

The second letter was sent by 12 associations including NRF and went to both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which is holding a hearing on Wednesday. Click here to read.

Breach at PoS Firm Hits Hundreds of U.S. Restaurants, Hotels
Point-of-sale (PoS) solutions provider
North Country Business Products, whose products are used at over 6,500 locations across the United States, recently disclosed a data breach that resulted in the exposure of payment card data.

The company said it learned on January 4 of suspicious activity in certain client networks. An investigation assisted by a third-party cyber forensics firm revealed that malicious actors had deployed a piece of malware to some of its customers between January 3 and January 24, 2019.

The malware was designed to harvest data belonging to individuals who used their payment cards at one of the impacted North Country customers. Exposed data includes cardholder names, card numbers, expiration dates, and CVV codes.

North Country has set up a dedicated website where it has provided a
list of the restaurants and hotels impacted by the incident. The list includes 137 locations, mostly in Arizona and Minnesota, but also in Louisiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Oregon, and Ohio. techbizweb.com

Equifax Expects U.S., Canada Watchdogs to Press Cases Over 2017 Breach
$565M spent on technology and security infrastructure

Regulators in the U.S. and Canada intend to press forward their cases against Equifax Inc. over a massive 2017 hack that
exposed personal information of more than 140 million people.

On Thursday, Equifax disclosed in a securities filing the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau intend to seek legal remedy in connection with the 2017 data breach, including civil penalties in the case of the CFPB.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada also intends "to make certain findings and recommendations," Equifax said, without elaborating.

Equifax has been trying to mend its reputation and regain industry certifications. It said it is cooperating with investigations and related matters, and losses from litigation of regulatory investigations "are reasonably possible." But the company said it was too early to estimate.

Equifax said it has spent more than $565 million since disclosing the data breach and investing heavily in technology and security infrastructure.

The U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office, which oversees data protection in the country, last year fined Equifax £500,000 for failing to protect the personal information of U.K. citizens in connection with the 2017 cyberattack . Equifax said in the filing that it continues to cooperate with criminal investigation into the actors responsible for the hack. wsj.com

China wants its rural villages to go cashless by 2020
Residents of even the tiniest far-flung villages in China may soon be able to pay on their phones to run daily errands as Beijing announced this month that it aims to make mobile payments ubiquitous in rural areas by the end of 2020. techcrunch.com


What is the Cloud?

I am asked often what the "cloud" is and where does the info go. If you store your photos in the cloud they are being stored in the either on the internet, in the Deep Web (the hidden part of the internet) or in a data center to which you connect directly. The cloud or cloud computing just refers to the idea of using someone else's computers to store information; the internet is basically the road that gets you there.




'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.



Why AI is the intelligent option for ecommerce
Simply being online, however, isn't enough anymore. Consumers expect an ever more seamless, intuitive and personal omnichannel experience-and there's one emerging technology that is making that possible from the smallest of retailers to the Amazons and Walmarts: artificial intelligence (AI).

Take leading fashion streetwear and sportswear brand Footasylum. It has seen a 28 per cent increase in email campaign revenue from hyper-personalised marketing communications since implementing AI into its ecommerce arm. Becoming an AI-driven retailer has also led to a 75 per cent reduction in cost per social click during a recent trial.

Regit-an online marketplace that allows consumers to buy, sell and maintain their cars-has also worked with Peak to become AI-driven. Using the technology to better predict when customers were going to change cars by creating machine learning models meant the company was able to create a lead score that was then assigned to customers in its CRM.

The result has been a 27 per cent increase in sales, while also reducing operational costs by 35 per cent.

AI can help retailers manage their inventory more effectively by improving their demand forecasting. By giving them insights into what customers want, and when they want it, ecommerce businesses are better able to anticipate demand and optimise their inventory accordingly.

Our report found that, when companies use AI, the median number of stock days was 43-a 9  per cent  reduction on the 47 median stock days of companies not using AI. That's less time in storage and quicker realisation of revenue.digitalcommerce360.com

Target Invites Select Group Of Third-Party E-Commerce Sellers
Target is allowing certain third-party retailers to sell goods on its site on an invite-only basis through a program called Target +, according to CNBC. Participating merchants will be responsible for their own shipping and other costs under the new initiative.

The retailer will prioritize companies in categories where it has already seen high demand on target.com, such as sporting goods, toys, home goods, electronics, musical instruments and outdoor gear. Target already is in contact with retailers and brands operating in some of these areas, including Mizuno, Kaplan and Casio. retailtouchpoints.com

Mobile powers 76% of large fashion retailers' web visits

Overstock CEO wants e-commerce retailer to be a blockchain company

Ecommerce, 3PLs Account for 61% of Major Warehouse Deals in 2018

How Payments Have Ignited Subscription eCommerce

Payoneer Adds Financing Tool For Amazon, Walmart eSellers




UPCOMING EVENT: SDORCA's Next 2019 Meeting Set for March 12
Please join SDORCA for their next meeting of 2019 at the Escondido Police Department on Tuesday, March 12th. The meeting will take place from 10:00am - 12:00pm and will include refreshments, provided by Target. Please bring any current case information you would like to discuss with the group. This is always a great opportunity to network with Law Enforcement and Retail Investigators in the area. If you are interested in planning future blitz activity, please email Chris Arbeene at chris_arbeene@anfcorp.com for further details.

Click here to register.

Ponderay, ID: Two arrested for theft of $7,000 in merchandise from Walmart
Jeffrey Anderson and Calvin C. White are charged with grand theft and burglary in connection with the heists. Anderson, 32, and White, 22, are accused of pushing out carts filled with merchandise on Feb. 16 and again on Saturday. In the earlier theft, the two allegedly pushed shopping carts filled with $2,500 worth of merchandise through a fire door and muscled the carts into a pickup truck. The duo allegedly returned on Saturday, but abandoned some of the swag in the parking lot during their escape, according to Ponderay Police. The affidavit describes the suspects sweeping entire shelves full of portable speakers into shopping carts, in addition to video game consoles, video games and clothing. bonnercountydailybee.com

Westport, CT: Man stole $6,000 worth of eyeglass frames
A Bridgeport man has been arrested in connection with the theft of 12 pairs of eyeglass frames, valued at more than $6,000. Jorge Velez, 34, was arrested on a warrant last week charging him with third-degree larceny. Police said the theft happened on July 3 last year when store security cameras captured images of the suspect. "The images were posted on the Westport Police Department social media pages asking the public to assist in identifying the suspect," Lt. Jullian said. ctpost.com

Steuben County, NY: Syracuse woman arrested for multiple thefts from a store in Erwin; totaling over $6,000
On Saturday, it is alleged that Hines stole merchandise valued at $4,033 and on Sunday, stole merchandise valued at $1,975. It is further alleged that when confronted by store security, Hines fled on foot, being located by deputies shortly thereafter. It is also alleged that Hines was wanted in the City of Syracuse on outstanding warrants for second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. eveningtribune.com

Hingham, MA: More than $1,200 of goods stolen from Hingham stores this week
Three Brockton women allegedly tried to steal more than $900 worth of merchandise from Old Navy in the shipyard Friday. After 9 p.m. on Feb. 22 Hingham Police were called to the Old Navy for a report of women leaving the store without paying for bags of merchandise. Police searched the area and found a car driving around on Shipyard Drive with two women and a juvenile similar to the described women. Officer Anthony Marcella stopped the car and identified the two women, Monique Depina, 29,, Brockton and Nyanah Baez, 36, and the minor. The driver, Baez, was driving with a suspended license. Witnesses identified all three as the shoplifters. A Hanover man tried to steal a $270 smart watch from Kohl's this week. wickedlocal.com

Dubuque, IA: Sephora employee stole about $4000 worth of makeup

Traverse City, MI: Thieves steal electronics, baby gear from Walmart; valued at over $1,000

Hickory, NC: Habitual Shoplifter arrested at Belk with $820 in merchandise, now facing 7 charges and outstanding warrants

Bristol Township, PA: A woman left a store in the 400 block of South Oxford Valley Road with $801 in merchandise that she did not pay for

Greenwich, CT: Police arrest 3 men shoplifting at CVS in Riverside: stole almost $500 in merchandise

Lancaster County, PA: Police seek man accused of stealing just over $170 worth of detergent from Weis Markets

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Shootings & Deaths

Lewisville, TX: New Clue In Search For Suspect Who Gunned Down Store Clerk
He killed a newlywed and is still on the loose, and now Lewisville police have released new information in the hope of identifying him. Detectives believe the suspect who murdered 51-year-old Ashraf Lakhani was wearing a reversible Adidas hooded jacket - like the ones seen below. He killed a newlywed and is still on the loose. Lakhani was shot and killed just after midnight on February 15. Police said two men walked into the Valero demanding money, and one of them started shooting. Lewisville police also released a sketch of one of the suspects, three days after the shooting. cbslocal.com

Update: Forrest City, AR: Arrest made in the shooting death of a C-Store employee
Forrest City police have arrested a man for a murder at a local corner store. According to investigators, 31-year-old Rashad Green allegedly shot and killed Louis Moore Saturday night. Earl says what makes this story unbelievable is the history between Moore and his accused murderer. Forrest City police say Green hit and killed Moore's sister Lakeisha as she crossed the street in the summer of 2018. The incident was ruled an accident. wmcactionnews5.com

Louisville, KY: Two arrested behind Meijer after hitting, shooting at LMPD car
Two suspects were arrested Tuesday morning behind a Meijer store after Louisville Metro Police officials said they hit an officer's vehicle in a stolen car and exchanged gunfire with the officer. The officer noticed a suspicious vehicle that was determined to have been stolen around 2:50 a.m. Tuesday behind a motel. Two male suspects were inside the vehicle, and one of them shot a gun at the officer, who returned fire. The suspects then drove away and hit the LMPD vehicle. Officers found the vehicle a short distance away unoccupied. The LMPD Air Unit was able to locate the suspects in a field behind the Meijer store on Hurstbourne Lane. The suspects were taken into custody and were not injured. courier-journal.com

Update: North Charleston, SC: Police searching for man wanted for questioning in Northwoods Mall shooting
The North Charleston Police Department is searching for a man wanted for questioning for a shooting inside Northwoods Mall. Police announced that they have been able to identify and clear two people sought for questioning in the shooting and are now searching for one person in connection to last Friday's incident. Also on Monday, investigators released the primary incident report and supplemental reports which showed a chaotic scene inside the mall after a shooting inside the Champs Sports last Friday. live5news.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Alamo, TX: Teen facing charges for robbery and resisting arrest; violent assault on a Dollar General employee
One teen is behind bars following a robbery at a Dollar General in Alamo that left one person hospitalized. Felix Guerrero, 17, is facing three charges of theft, aggravated robbery and resisting arrest. "To tell you the truth I wasn't myself," Guerrero said as he explained the incident to the judge. "I was high on something." According to police, when an employee approached Guerrero he became aggressive and pushed her back. Police said the store fell and her head broke through a glass door. Authorities said the employee has been released from the hospital. valleycentral.com

Asotin, WA: Former Employee enters plea of innocent to $180,000 pot shop deposit theft
A former employee at retail marijuana shop Canna4Life is accused of embezzling approximately $180,000 from the downtown Clarkston business over seven months. Sarah L. Best, 38, pleaded innocent Monday to a first-degree theft charge in Asotin County Superior Court. Her trial date will be set at her next court appearance on Monday. According to court documents, Best was allegedly changing numbers on deposit forms and the store's computer records and pocketing the difference. lmtribune.com

Delavan, WI: Former manager of Kay Jewelers gets probation for nearly $25,000 theft

Harrison Township, OH: Man wanted in connection to January Cricket phone store robbery arrested

Duluth, GA: Gwinnett County Police trying to ID armed robbery, shoplifting suspects


Worcester, MA: Man pleads Guilty in Federal Court to selling Counterfeit goods
at Shrewsbury Flea Market
Genhow Ha, former manager of the New Bond flea market at 420 Boston Turnpike, pleaded guilty to a felony count of trafficking in counterfeit goods. The government Monday said Mr. Ha, 47, used one of his real luxury vehicles -a Porsche Cayenne - to transport fake luxury goods from his home to the market. Federal authorities seized more than $100,000 in cash from Mr. Ha's Worcester home, along with evidence that he was assembling fake goods there, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle L. Dineen Jerrett said. Ms. Dineen Jerrett estimated the total "loss" in the case at between $250,000 and $500,000, although she said she expects Mr. Ha's lawyer to contend differently at sentencing. telegram.com

Arson & Fire

Umatilla, FL: Investigation ramping up after 9 fires set in Lake County
Officials can't say for sure if all of the fires are connected but they are suspicious. A special arson task force is on the case. The latest fires breaking out at a Umatilla mobile home and a dumpster behind a Save-a-Lot store. fox35orlando.com


Florida man used a New Yorker's diamond as the key to a $1.3M pawn shop scam; guilty of wire fraud
A Lake Worth man managed a $1.3 million pawn fraud that connected Arizona with New York and South Florida. Now, 61-year-old Scott Meyrowitz will pay for his scheme with a little time, three years in prison, after he pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Meyrowitz also owes $1.8 million in restitution - $1.25 million to the Scottsdale pawn shop owner and $567,400 to a New York diamond wholesaler. miamiherald.com

Kern County, CA: South Valley men sentenced to nearly 40 combined years in prison for robbery spree
Beltran and Medina were part of a crew that committed a spree of at least 10 armed robberies at gas station and liquor and convenience stores, starting in May 2016. fresnobee.com


C-Store - Lincoln, NE - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Augusta, ME - Robbery
C-Store - Jacksonville, IL - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Franklin, NH - Armed Robbery (1 of 2)
C-Store - Franklin, NH - Armed Robbery (2 of 2)
C-Store - Dayton, OH - Burglary
C-Store - Charlottesville, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Lake Delton, WI - Armed Robbery
CVS - Lower Merion, PA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - St Louis, MO - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Redding, CA - Robbery
Family Dollar - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Dayton, OH - Burglary
Jewelry - Harris County, TX - Armed Robbery
Liquor - Englewood, NJ - Robbery
McDonald's - Cleveland, OH - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Jacksonville, IL - Armed Robbery
Sprint - Streetsboro, OH - Armed Robbery
Target - Martinsburg, WV - Robbery
Walmart - Chelmsford, MA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Hampton, VA - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
20 robberies
2 burglaries
0 shooting
0 killed





Martin Desroches promoted to Acting Regional Director Asset Protection & Safety - Quebec for Lowe's
Michael Page promoted to Area Asset Protection Specialist for REI
Amy Mahon promoted to Loss Prevention Investigations Manager for TJX Canada
Kristen Bass promoted to Business Analyst, Asset Protection Solutions Implementation for Walgreens
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