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2016's GLPS's - Group LP Selfie's
Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
One Team at a Time

The Kroger Company Loss Prevention Team at the LPRC Innovation Lab

Pictured Left to Right: Wally Walker, Sr. Manager of LP Operations; Steven Donavon, Asst. Division LP Manager - Atlanta; Karl Langhorst, Sr. Director of LP; Kevin Larson, Sr. Manager of LP Operations

 



Are Selfies the Answer to Card-Not-Present Fraud?
- Amazon is working on facial recognition to enhance payment security
Passwords be gone! Amazon.com Inc., through its Amazon Technologies subsidiary, is working on facial recognition technology that may make committing fraud tougher. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week published a patent application detailing the technology. Amazon Technologies filed the patent application last October, expanding on another patent filed in 2012 that lays out how advanced, live biometric authentication processes can improve security. Biometric processes analyze physical and behavioral characteristics to identify people. Amazon did not reply to an inquiry about the patent application.

The technology detailed in the new patent application would let the company using the technology verify the person attempting to login or complete a purchase is who he says he is. The authentication prompts the user to "perform an action in view of a camera or sensor." Through a sequence of checks, the program identifies the user and verifies the person is a living human being and not just a photograph of the person. That can be done by asking the person to blink or make another gesture, for example. Once the user is authenticated, the application says, the transaction is completed.

The process is part of a larger drive to improve security online, as passwords can be easily misappropriated or stolen. internetretailer.com

Could a 'cashless society' decrease retail robberies?
The Bank of Korea is planning a cashless society by 2020. Swedes are making the shift. I am intrigued but also troubled. There's a lot to like about the idea of a cashless society, starting with its effect on crime. The payoff to mugging people or snatching their bags has already declined dramatically, simply because fewer people are carrying cash. If it weren't for the rising value of mobile phones, street crime would have largely lost its profit motive ... and if better phone security makes it impossible to repurpose a stolen phone, that motive will approach zero.

A cashless society would also see a decline in the next level of robberies: stickups of retail outlets. There's obviously no point in sticking a gun in the face of some liquor store clerk when all he can give you is the day's credit card receipts. Even if these sorts of crimes are replaced by electronic thefts of equivalent value, this would still be a major improvement for society, simply because the threat of violent crime is uniquely terrifying and corrosive to community.

One step beyond that, there's the effect on criminal enterprises, for whom cash is key. Making it impossible to transact business while keeping large amounts of money away from the watchful eye of the government will make it much harder to run an illegal operation. chicagotribune.com

Ricker's Convenience Stores Invests $150,000 in Anti-Skimming Solution
Over the next three months, Ricker's Convenience Stores will invest $150,000 into anti-skimming technology at every pump at each of its 56 locations to protect customers from the recent surge of card skimmers at gas stations in central Indiana. The convenience store chain has already begun to install security systems at each of its stores to detect the presence of skimming devices. ""Credit card skimming is rapidly becoming a threatening issue, not only in Indianapolis, but nationwide," said Jay Ricker, company founder and chairman. "It's important that our customers feel safe when they make a transaction at our pumps. Because of this, we have made credit card skimmer detection and prevention a high priority along with general safety at our stores. Within the next 12 weeks, Ricker's will have a new security system in place that will notify Ricker's management and maintenance within 11 seconds of the hatch being tampered with. The pump will then be placed out of order to prevent skimming until it is verified safe. nacsonline.com


Jane Announces Canna Security America as their Preferred Vendor for Cash Transport To Further Enhance Security and Compliance For Cannabis Retailers
Jane, the cash management kiosk solution for cannabis retailers, announced a strategic partnership with Canna Security America (CSA), to provide armored cash pick up and transport services to Jane's medical and recreational dispensary clients. One of the key benefits of the Jane solution is the security it provides cannabis retailers. All transactions taking place through Jane are protected in a casino-grade internal cash vault behind the heavy-duty steel construction of the kiosk - drastically reducing the potential for internal theft, human error or robbery. pressreleaserocket.net

Companies Taking Longer to Investigate Hotline Allegations
Companies are taking longer to complete investigations after employees internally raise allegations, according to a new survey. The 2016 Ethics & Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report, by Navex Global, studied 867,000 reports made by the firm's 4,900 clients using their hotline product, and found that the median time taken to complete an investigation jumped 18% in the past year, to 46 days, while the reporting rate remained the same since last year's edition. Navex encourages investigations to be completed within 30 days, saying workers are likely to lose trust in their employer if a probe lingers for too long. "If months go by without a case being resolved, reporters will conclude that their organization is not listening and not taking action, which could be detrimental to an organization on a number of levels," the report said. The report breaks down its reporting by category, and found the biggest jump in case-closure time came in relation to human-resources, diversity and workplace matters, which jumped to 47 days from 39 days in the last edition of the report. wsj.com

Lord & Taylor settles FTC charges over paid Instagram posts
Department store chain Lord & Taylor is the latest company to come under fire for the growing practice of "native advertising," in which paid ads are passed off as legitimate editorial content. The company has agreed to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission that it deceived customers with paid advertising on Instagram and other sites last year.

The FTC's complaint, announced Tuesday simultaneously with the settlement, arose from allegations that Lord & Taylor partnered with fashion bloggers and the online edition of Nylon magazine last March to promote a specific clothing line without making it clear that the posts were paid ads. Lord & Taylor paid 50 "fashion influencers" up to $4,000 each to post a photo of themselves wearing a flowing, paisley dress from the company's Design Lab collection but did not require the bloggers to say in the post that it was an ad, the FTC says. usatoday.com

Colma, CA: Storm causes roof collapse - Potential crisis averted as no one injured in accident at Babies R Us
Workers and shoppers at the Babies R Us store in Colma avoided a potential tragedy when a portion of the store's roof unexpectedly collapsed over the weekend. Saturated by rainfall, the roof fell under the weight of an air conditioning unit mounted on top of the building Sunday, March 13, around 5:30 p.m., according to Colma police Sgt. Roger Jordan. Roughly 20 people were in the store when the cave-in occurred, said Jordan, but none were injured and only one person was hospitalized due to feeling light-headed. Gas lines connected to the air conditioning unit snapped during the accident as well, said Jordan, adding another potentially dangerous component to the mix. Jordan expressed a sense of relief that no one in the store was seriously injured in what could have been a disaster. smdailyjournal.com


J.C. Penney to store managers: Focus on the customer, not your inbox
J.C. Penney store managers heard some sobering news on Tuesday. While Penney exceeded its financial goals last year, which included a strong 4.5 percent sales increase, customer service scores took a dive. Penney's Net Promoter Score, an industry standard most retailers follow, fell 10 points in 2015, behind peers Macy's, Kohl's and Old Navy and just above Wal-Mart. More than 1,000 store managers gathered in Dallas this week for an annual staff meeting, and a top priority was outlining a strategy for turning those scores around. dallasnews.com

Chipotle Weighs Stepping Back From Some Food-Safety Changes
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is considering stepping back from some of the food-safety changes it touted just a month ago in the wake of a series of disease outbreaks, according to people familiar with the matter. Last month Chipotle said it was conducting high-resolution DNA-based testing of many ingredients. Now, the company is considering dialing back or eliminating pathogen testing on some ingredients, according to people familiar with the matter. The company is now having its beef cooked before it arrives at some restaurants in vacuum-sealed bags, where it is then marinated and heated on a grill before being served, according to the people. wsj.com

Chipotle same-store sales drop 26% in February, but show improvement

CVS opens first MinuteClinics in Target stores

Ikea plans more expansion in California

REI's revenue up 9 percent in 2015; online sales up 23 percent

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
The Children's Place Q4 comp's up 6.7% with net sales up 4%
Famous Footwear Q4 comp's up 0.8% with net sales down 2.4%
The Bon-Ton Q4 comp's down 1.9% with net sales down 29.5%

 

'Making a Murderer' Appellate Attorneys Agree to Speak at RLPSA Annual Conference

Laura Nirider & Steven Drizin present:
"Un-smelling the Skunk: The Paradox of False Confessions"

In December 2015, Netflix debuted "Making a Murderer", a 10-part documentary series about Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man convicted of sexual assault in 1985, only to be exonerated by DNA evidence and released in 2003. In 2005, while he had a $36 million civil lawsuit pending against county and law enforcement leaders, he was arrested for the murder of a 25-year-old woman last seen on his property. During the course of the investigation, Avery's then-16-year-old nephew, Brendan Dassey, was also charged with being a party to first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse and first-degree sexual assault. Avery and Dassey were found guilty, in separate trials, in 2007.

The Bluhm Legal Clinic's Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth took up Dassey's case in 2008. Professors Steven Drizin, Laura Nirider, and Thomas Geraghty have represented Brendan through his appeals process and are prominently featured in Episode 10 of this globally riveting documentary that has received international attention and outrage.


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Getting your foot in the door of the cyber security industry
I've spoken with and read a lot about the dreadful shortage of talent in the security industry, but I also wonder if there really is the great dearth of candidates that companies are claiming. Is the problem not so much that there really aren't enough skilled men and women to fill these 1.5 million jobs, or is the problem more with the pre-requisite level of experience companies want from new hires? For those security newbs who are looking to get a foot in the door, perhaps you might be better off taking a more circuitous path than the traditional front door. A lot has been written about training from within, so maybe your best bet is to just get in by any means.

Many cyber security experts begin their career as an IT specialist, computer programmer, network/system administrators, or network security architect. A lot of IT specialists have a huge range of non-security career options across a wide variety of industries (e.g. finance, government, retail, etc.), which is a solid background to make the transition to cyber security.

It should be noted that many cyber specialist come from diverse career and experience paths. Just to name a few, a military or law enforcement intelligence career, mathematics, computer scientist, or advanced technology backgrounds are perfect springboards into the cyber security field. Volunteer or intern to gain experience at an organization. Build your own test environment to try things out. Avoid the illegal route of hacking someone else's system. Network. Find groups and get involved in discussions. csoonline.com

EMV migration drags on, while retailers get hit with millions of dollars in chargeback fees
At the NRF's recent CIO Council meeting, more than two-thirds of attendees cited EMV implementation status as a significant concern for 2016. Most invested heavily in EMV equipment and software and were ready to move forward by the October 1 mandate. The problem: So few were certified by the deadline, and the backlog of retailers awaiting certification from their financial institutions remains extensive.

Tom Litchford, vice president of retail technology at NRF, began receiving calls in early November from a number of retailers questioning chargebacks that were being flagged by the banks and card issuers. NRF determined that nearly all of these chargebacks were being flagged as EMV - in other words, a chip card was presented and the retailer did not have certified chip readers in operation.

If the retailers had EMV-certified equipment, the banks would have had to eat those charges. As it stands now, retailers are still in line to be certified; in the meantime they're being hit with millions of dollars in questionable chargeback fees. nrf.com

How Leading-Edge Technology is Improving Worker Safety
Although the construction industry lags other major verticals in IT spending, technology is still having a dramatic impact. One key area that is being affected is worker safety. "Death is no longer acceptable or financially feasible in construction," stated James Benham, CEO of construction technology firm JBKnowledge, during a session at Chain Store Age's SPECS 2016 conference. "We optimize sites and reduce worker movement, saving $400,000 - $600,000 per store project and increasing safety." Behnam also said in the future, worker safety will be improved through the use of cutting-edge technologies such as sensor-equipped safety vests that vibrate if a worker gets too close to dangerous equipment. chainstoreage.com

88% of Britons believe cybercrime is now as big a threat as offline crime
The results of new research in the UK have revealed that 88% of Britons see cybercrime as now being as big a threat as offline crime, whilst 76% of people believe governments and large organisations are not doing enough to combat hackers and cybercrime. In addition, a huge 93% of people surveyed by online security company vestvpn .com think online crime is going to get considerably worse over the next ten years. retailfraud.com

UK - Boardroom study exposes worrying attitudes to cyber security
Four in ten boardroom executives in the telecoms, utilities, financial services and retail sectors believe a cyber security breach is likely at their organization in the next 12 months. In a study of 150 board members in the UK, commissioned by CGI, respondents estimated the average cost of lost data over one year would be £1.2 million. Incorporating economic analysis from the Centre for Economics & Business Research, the study found the telecoms and utilities sectors are the most exposed to cyber threats. Almost 30% of the executives surveyed still viewed cyber security as an IT issue, with only 35% believing their board as a high level of expertise in the subject. information-age.com

Banks Play Game of 'Hurry Up and Wait' With New Chip Cards

Connected Retail Market Worth $53.75 Billion By 2022
 

 


 

Offender, Shopper and Employee Feedback Study: Turtle

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) conducted a series of in-person survey interviews in the Gainesville, FL. Big Box retailer StoreLab in order to understand the impact of the Turtle on associates, shoppers and shoplifters. This research focused on the Turtle's impact on protecting DEWALT Power Drills, one of the Big Box retailer's high-loss products.

Employee Feedback
● 100% of associates agreed that the Turtle is effective in deterring theft.
● 100% of associates strongly agree that the Turtle is not disruptive to their daily duties.

Offender Feedback
● 85% of the offenders said they would not steal the product if it was protected by the Turtle.
● Over 90% of shoplifters noticed the Turtle and all of them understood the purpose of the Turtle.

Shopper Feedback
● 90% of customers believe the Turtle is effective at preventing theft.
● 97% of customers stated that the presence of the Turtle did not have a negative impact on their shopping experience.

Click here to download the case study.


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LPRC Monthly Research in Action Report


The Loss Prevention Research Council is aware of how critical research is to help guide you and your team to sell more and lose less. Each month the D&D Daily publishes brief summaries of loss prevention research from the LPRC and other researchers across the globe. This research covers a wide range of topics and includes basic types of research, such as benchmarking, as well as more applied research. Both types are beneficial: basic research helps us understand complex loss prevention issues and the environmental context in which you work, while applied research builds on this to provide us with more concrete deliverables.

This month's Research In Action report focuses on recidivism. The aims are to better analyze the patterns and theories surrounding why repeat criminal acts are carried out, as well as to identify factors that best predict offender recidivism.

Reasons for Why Repeat Victimization Occurs: Recidivism
This brief postulates the different types of crimes that regularly experience higher rates of recidivism (repeat offenses); but more so, analyzes the patterns and theories surrounding why repeat criminal acts are carried out. The varying types of variables heavily affecting recidivism are: present opportunities to offend, apparent risks versus rewards of committing offense, presence of authoritative figure, offender with ill-intent to carry-out criminal act, low-risk of being detected or caught, criminological theories affecting victims and offenders, etc.  Read the report summary here.  Read the full report here.

Restorative Justice and Shoplifting: Participant Awareness of Harm, Decision-Making, and Recidivism
The goal of this research is to identify the possible associations between youth offender characteristics and cognitive changes in their harm and decision-making awareness. In addition, this study explores what may or may not indicate participants' likelihood of committing additional crimes after completing RESTORE.  Click here to access the report. (LPRC membership required)

A Meta-Analysis of the Predictors of Adult Offender Recidivism: What Works!
Meta-analytic techniques were used to determine which predictor domains and actuarial assessment instruments were the best predictors of adult offender recidivism. The strongest predictor domains were criminogenic needs, criminal history/history of antisocial behavior, social achievement, age/gender/race, and family factors. Less robust predictors included intellectual functioning, personal distress factors, and socioeconomic status in the family of origin.  Click here to access the report. (LPRC membership required)


Bugcrowd: An insight into the Dark Web and the Global Hacking World

Speaker: Casey Ellis, Founder and CEO of Bugcrowd
Website: https://bugcrowd.com/
Friday, March 18th at 12pm EDT. 712-432-1500 x239033#

12:00pm - Mike and Adam to Give Intro
12:05pm - Bugcrowd (a. Background of Bugcrowd, b. Capabilities of Bugcrowd and the hacker community, c. Real World Examples)
12:20pm - Bugcrowd Q&A
12:25pm - Mike to give brief research project updates
12:35pm - HBC announcement
12:40pm - Call Ends

*This is an LPRC members-only event. Contact mike@lpresearch.org to learn more.


LPRC's 2016 Supply Chain Protection Working Group Planning Summit

DC Address: Atlanta Marshalls DC: 2300 Miller Road Decatur, GA 30035
Nearby Hotel: Courtyard Decatur Downtown/Emory

Wednesday, March 30
7:00pm - Dinner at Ted Montana's Grill: 201 W Ponce De Leon Ave

Thursday, March 31
8:30am - Tour of Facility
9:30am - Meeting Begins, Introduction
9:45am - Overview of 2015, Where We Stand
10:00am - Group Discussion on Vision for 2016 and Beyond
Noon - Lunch (will be provided)
1:00pm - Discussion on Group Structure, Attendance, Recruiting
2:00pm - Plan 2016 Research Projects
4:30pm - Review Recruits Needed to Accomplish New Projects
5:00pm - Meeting Closes

*If you're interested or would like to learn more, email mike@lpresearch.org.
 

 

Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

LP's Digital Fast-Break Conference


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LPNN Quick Take #8

Buckle up, folks, because there's so much more to come from LP's Digital Fast-Break Conference - filmed LIVE at the NRF Big Show in NYC. In this Quick Take, MCs Amber Bradley and Joe LaRocca run through the upcoming retailer portion of the day. Also, learn which of them shares their name with a movie star.
 

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How State Revenuers Are Going After E-Commerce
The state of Alabama is openly defying the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to squeeze millions of dollars of tax revenue from businesses beyond its borders. Tax officials in Montgomery are insisting that out-of-state firms must, effective Jan. 1, collect and remit sales and use taxes if they annually sell over $250,000 in tangible goods to Alabamans.

This unconstitutional tax grab cuts to the heart of the Commerce Clause, which gives Congress the power to regulate trade "among the several States." Alabama's regulation directly contravenes the Supreme Court's 1992 ruling in Quill v. North Dakota. In that case, the court held that North Dakota could not require an out-of-state office-supply company to collect sales taxes because the firm had no offices or employees there.

To get around that, Alabama's revenue commissioner, Julie Magee, is putting forward an untested and suspect legal theory: The state claims that if its residents buy more than $250,000 a year from a remote business, then the seller has an "economic presence" and should be treated the same as a brick-and-mortar shop in Mobile or Birmingham.

Online retailers have three options: They can comply with the regulation and start collecting Alabama's sales taxes. They can decide that the new regulation violates Quill and disregard it-in which case they face audits and tax assessments from Montgomery. Or, worst of all, they can stop selling their products to Alabamans. wsj.com

Ecommerce Return Rates Continue to Climb
The growth in ecommerce sales continues to drive a commensurate increase in the rate of returns, as online shoppers are more apt to buy multiple items and keep only what they want, or find what they ordered wasn't what they expected.

In the 2016 MCM Outlook Survey, just over a quarter of respondents - 26.2% - said 1% or less of their ecommerce orders are returned, down from 43.1% in 2015. The number of those saying their ecommerce return rate was 2% also decreased, from 13.9% to 10.8%. But there was an increase in those who reported return rates in the 3%-4% range, from 16.7% to 20%, and in those saying it was 10% to 14% (from 8.3% to 15.4%). So clearly the trend is upward for higher ecommerce return rates, and downward for lower return rates. multichannelmerchant.com

eBay expands shipping partnership

 

 

West Haven, CT: Police looking for three suspects in ID theft;
over $25,00 in fraudulent purchases
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects in connection to an identity theft case. Police said the ID theft ring involving the people in the pictures who they said are responsible for stealing personal information from victims in Connecticut, New Jersey and as far away as South Dakota. The stolen information was used to open numerous fraudulent credit card accounts. More than $25,000 worth of merchandise in stores from West Haven to Trumbull over a two month span using those accounts according to police. fox61.com

Natick, MA: Man held on Organized Retail Theft charges after Natick Mall theft
Natick Police arrested a Framingham man wanted on seven warrants after he was taken part in an "organized retail theft" at the Natick Mall on Monday. Police arrested Anthony Horne, 29, after the 4 p.m. theft at Ulta Beauty. Police went to the mall after mall security said they had a theft suspect in the parking lot. Police saw Horne pacing behind his car. When he saw the officers, he locked himself in the back seat, but later got out. "He yelled at a female in the car, 'Don't (expletive) rat. Keep your mouth shut,' in an apparent attempt to intimidate her from speaking to police," Prosecutor Susan Harris said. The woman, who was not charged, told police they were heroin addicts. She said Horne would go into a store and steal several items and then either she or Horne would return the items to get cash. That day, he stole approximately $240 worth of makeup from the store, Harris said. Police charged Horne, of 126 Beaver St., with larceny of property worth less than $250, intimidation of a witness, disorderly conduct and conspiracy to commit a crime. Harris also asked the judge to set $5,000 bail on the new case. She said Horne had 37 guilty convictions on his record and has served time 16 separate times. metrowestdailynews.com

New Stanton, PA: Pennsylvania State Police Organized Crime unit ties Commercial Tire Thefts to Pagans Motorcycle gang
Police had been probing recent truck tire thefts in the area and had the Kenworth facility under surveillance about 1 a.m. Monday, Trooper Gregory Marchewka of the state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation reported in an affidavit of probable cause. Troopers covertly watched as the vehicle and trailer moved into the nearby Kenworth dealership and three men began removing tires from a trailer-truck parked there, Marchewka wrote. The men were pulled over and admitted to removing more than $2,500 worth of tires that morning, the trooper said. triblive.com


Biloxi, MS: Gulfport couple accused of $1,000 shoplifting spree at Dillard's
A Gulfport couple has been charged with felony shoplifting at the Dillard's store at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi. Biloxi Police responded to a call at Edgewater about 6 p.m. Tuesday from the loss prevention officer at Dillard's. Christopher Lee Crane, 33, and Annalyse Crane, 29, both of Gulfport, are accused of taking several items totaling more than $1,000 and concealing them in bags and trying to leave the store. sunherald.com

Niles, OH: Police arrest 4 suspects following fraudulent Best Buy purchases; threw 40+ credit cards out the window as they fled from Police
On March 8th, Niles Police were called to Best Buy because multiple subjects inside the store were attempting to use stolen credit cards. As the Police Lieutenant arrived, a van containing the suspects was leaving the lot. He attempted to catch up to the car and the suspects began to throw credit cards out the window on US 422. The Detective Captain joined the uniform Lieutenant as the suspects threw 40+ credit cards out of the window. The van was finally stopped by Police near Burger King. facebook.com

Boardman, OH: Police arrest 2 in ORC Scheme, hitting Walmart at least 13 times
A man and a woman reportedly worked together to steal then return merchandise to Walmart to receive store credit. The two apparently had performed the same scam 13 times before. vindy.com


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Shootings

Aurora, CO: Victim in serious condition after shooting outside Aurora's Town Center mall
One victim is in serious condition after a shooting outside Town Center mall in Aurora Tuesday night. The shooting occurred in a parking lot near JC Penney, the mall remained open. One suspect is in custody. kdvr.com

One arrested after stolen nachos lead to shooting on the Strip


Robberies & Thefts

San Francisco, CA: Two Target Asset Protection members share in Reward for role in arrest of O.C. jail escapees
A homeless San Francisco man is set to be awarded $100,000 for tipping police to the location of two fugitives who escaped from jail in Orange County in January, and three others will get a total of $50,000. Three other individuals who also provided information leading to the arrests were given smaller awards by the board on Tuesday. Hazel Javier and Jeffrey Arana were awarded $15,000, while Armando Damien was to be given $20,000. Javier is the manager of a Target in Rosemead where the escapees bought cellphones on the day of their escape, and Arana is a loss-prevention officer at the store, according to a board report. Javier said two of the men were acting suspiciously in the store, and she monitored their activity. The next day, reviewing surveillance video, Arana connected the three men's images to news of
the jail escape. aol.com

Green Bay, WI: Suspected Green Bay robber was awaiting sentencing for bank robbery; tied to 5 Retail robberies The man police arrested in Green Bay Tuesday for a series of armed robberies is due to be sentenced next week for robbing a financial institution in Milwaukee County. Police say Kevin Gilliespie is originally from the Milwaukee area and came to Green Bay recently. Green Bay police say Gillispie is responsible for at least five robberies here since January: A Subway restaurant on January 27; a Family Dollar store on February 9; CVS pharmacy on February 21; a BP gas station on March 2 and a fifth robbery which was not reported to the public that happened Saturday night at the Shell station. wbay.com


Bowie, MD: 3 men wanted for robberies at CVS, Walgreens pharmacies
Police said two men jumped over the pharmacy counter at a CVS and filled their duffle bags with prescription cough syrup. A third man guarded the entrance door holding a pipe. All three men escaped in a dark colored Chevy Camaro driven by a fourth man. According to police, the same men robbed a Walgreens pharmacy in Hilltop Plaza. In a similar style to the first theft, two men hopped over the counter and filled their duffle bags with prescription cough medicine while the third man was on guard at the door holding a pipe. wjla.com

UK: Machete-wielding thieves flee jewelry store under a veil of smoke after grabbing thousands in merchandise
The three raiders, who were dressed in white chemical suits and hoods, were seen running from the store in Grimsby, clutching onto bags full of high-value rings, necklaces and bracelets. Minutes earlier, the trio had smashed their way into Hewitt & Son jewellers with a bat, a machete and a sledgehammer before threatening members of staff. dailymail.co.uk

UK: North Yorkshire: Furious pensioners accused of being part of Asda 'shoplifting gang' while daughter is 'strip searched'
A furious family say they were accused of being part of a shoplifting gang as their daughter was strip searched during a shopping trip to Asda. Fuming pensioners Gwen and Tony Richardson, from York, North Yorkshire, are outraged over the treatment of their adult daughter on March 4 and have demanded an apology from the Monk Cross store. Tony, 70, said he was searched by a male officer while his daughter, who asked not to be named, was striped-searched by a female officer in front of Gwen, 67. Despite showing a receipt for their shopping, the security guard alleged they were part of a "shoplifting gang" and even accused them of trying to bribe him. mirror.co.uk

Eureka, CA: Citizens help stop would-be robber after gun malfunctions

Mother & Baby held up at gunpoint in Miami grocery store robbery

Moldovan Gang and Museum Guard held over Italy's $17 Million Art theft

West Springfield, MA: 'You had 32 packages of salami in your pants?' judge asks shoplifting suspect

Piercing Pagoda in the Marketplace Mall, Rochester, NY was the victim of a Grab & Run on 3/14, a total of 47 items were stolen valued at $5,700

Piercing Pagoda in the Jersey Gardens, Elizabeth, NJ was the victim of a Theft on 3/10, merchandise valued at $479

UK: East Auckland, New Zealand: Thieves break into Salvation Army shop twice in one week


Skimming Reports

Corpus Christi, TX: Police investigating skimmers found at pumps at Stripes and Valero

Studio City, CA: Sentencing set for gas station skimmer


Credit Card Fraud


Brownsburg, IN: Police looking for credit card fraud suspect

Elkins, WV: Bond modified in felony theft; stolen credit cards used for nearly $2,000 of merchandise

Houston, TX: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office looking for man they say 'cloned' bank card



AM/PM - Las Vegas, NV - Theft
BP Express - Sun Prairie, WI - Burglary
Bud's Country Store - Thompson, CT -Armed Robbery
Chevron - Decatur, IL - Armed Robbery
Christiana Grocery - Miami, FL - Armed Robbery
Choice Cigarette - Mount Carmel, PA - Robbery
CVS - Baltimore, MD - Robbery
CVS - Lubbock, TX - Robbery
CVS - Bowie, MD - Robbery
CVS - Green Bay, WI - Robbery
Dollar General - Pooler, GA - Armed Robbery
Gasway - Cleveland, OH - Burglary /ATM
Hop-N-Stop - Columbus, GA - Armed Robbery
Kenworth Truck Sales - New Stanton, PA - Burglary
Old Town Antiques - Huntington, WV - Burglary
The Indoor Grow  - Pennfield, Twp, MI - Burglary
Rite Aid - Bakersfield, CA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Bowie, MD - Robbery

 

 

 


 
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Director of Loss Prevention
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Regional Loss Prevention Manager
New York, NY
Loss Prevention, Regional Manager is responsible for executing asset protection programs for a small group (approx. 50-300) of Family Dollar stores. This role gains multi-store experience
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Loss Prevention Specialist
Hiring across Canada
Position responsibilities include: Detain and interview persons apprehended for shoplifting in accordance with local laws and company procedures; Check physical security of The Home Depot facilities to prevent and deter theft/fraudulent activity...

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