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Brent Hamlin promoted to Vice President of Risk Management
for Sephora

Brent has been with Sephora for more than four years, starting with the company in 2016 as Director of Loss Prevention. Before his promotion to Vice President of Risk Management, he spent nearly two years as Sr. Director of Fraud & Loss Prevention. Prior to joining Sephora, he served as Sr. Director LP, eCommerce Fraud & Facilities at bebe stores for nearly 11 years, Manager of LP Investigations, Systems and Administration at Bloomingdale's for eight years, and Key Store Investigator at Mervyns for three years. Congratulations, Brent!

Anthony Gabino, CFE, CFI promoted to Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Tailored Brands

Anthony has been with Tailored Brands for a little over a year and has been an important emerging leader. In the past year at Tailored Brands, he has been responsible for the profit protection and safety of over 425 stores along with corporate-level investigations. Prior to Tailored Brands, he was with Chico's FAS for over 8 years, where he had multiple roles with increasing scope of responsibilities including: Field LP, physical security of their corporate campus, digital fraud mitigation and analytics. Congratulations Anthony!

Jacob Ruiz promoted to Manager of Loss Prevention Analytics for Tailored Brands

Ruiz started his career in Loss Prevention in 2013. He joined Tailored Brands in 2017 where he was able to apply his data analytics skills and knowledge to a growing back office LP Department. Just a year after joining the company Jacob was promoted to Senior Loss Prevention Analyst where he was instrumental in: developing LP strategy on data analytics, implementing a case management system and growing the Corporate LP team by recruiting and hiring talented team members, who will now report directly to him as manager. Congratulations Jacob!

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FaceFirst Team Meeting in LA

The FaceFirst team gathered at the Los Angeles headquarters for a
strategic growth meeting and team-building dinner last week.

Left to right (seated): Jason DeVinney, Dwayne Healy, Rachel Sever, Dyan Clancy, Lora Mekikian, Peter Trepp, Cory Wilson, John Powers, Ross Haimson, Dara Riordan

Left to right (standing): Jeff Ready, Michelle Tutino, Roger Angarita, Gary Brown

Left to right: Gary Brown, Roger Angarita, Dwayne Healy, Ross Haimson, Michelle Tutino, John Powers, Rachel Sever, Dara Riordan, Dyan Clancy, Lora Mekikian, Cory Wilson, Jeff Ready, Jason DeVinney


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Coronavirus Update

Nationwide Store Closures - Restaurants Shut Down - Panic Shopping

Coronavirus Map: March 16 Update

US: 3,927 Cases, 68 Dead -- Globally: 173,800 Cases, 7,281 Dead


Retailers announce temporary nationwide store closures or reduced hours in historic, unprecedented move to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Major retailers across the U.S. are shutting down their stores or reducing hours in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The decisions, while smart for customers, workers and the community at large, will no doubt weigh heavily on the already-stressed retail industry. One analyst has estimated this could result in a record year for permanent retail store closures, which could mount to over 15,000.

Public health officials have asked people to refrain from large gatherings to help stem the spread of the virus. They say the virus can be spread from person-to-person when they are in close contact with one another, often through respiratory droplets emitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Researchers say the virus can live on surfaces for several days. For this reason,
retailers that remain open have stepped up cleaning measures.

Jefferies analyst Randal Konick said he
expects to see more retailers close stores, and if they don't, they likely will see little demand as malls become ghost towns.

"With stores accounting for 75% of sales for most retailers, we anticipate massive EPS declines for 1Q, especially as most retailers appear to be paying employees during the 2 week closures," Konick wrote in a research note.

In Italy and France, where COVID-19 cases have been rising rapidly, all non-essential retail has been ordered to be shut down to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Below is a list of retailers that have made announcements so far. This list is being updated daily as new announcements come in: (cnbc.com)

Abercrombie & Fitch
American Dream
Buck Mason
Columbia Sportswear

Levi Strauss & Co.
Lush Cosmetics
Neighborhood Goods
Outdoor Voices

Rent the Runway
Under Armour
Urban Outfitters
VF Corp.
Warby Parker

Shelves Are Empty -- When Will They Be Restocked?

If stores cut hours excessively or if hourly employees like shelf stockers or cashiers self-quarantine and don't show up for work, lines could grow, a retail consultant said.

Stores are racing to replenish depleted shelves and to calm shoppers anxiously preparing for coronavirus disruptions, but they are having trouble meeting the heightened demand.

"Hand sanitizer is going to be very difficult to have 100 percent on stock on for some time," Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said at a White House news conference Friday. "We're still replenishing it and shipping it, but as soon as it hits the stores, it's going."

McMillon said a
stressed supply chain was responsible for the racks bare of paper products, water and cleaning supplies. Retailers are rerouting supplies to areas of the country that need it most. To prevent hoarding, they're applying or giving store managers power to set limits on the number of specific items a customer can buy in a single trip.

Some stores said they'd been preparing for the possibility that the outbreak could lead to more buying and were poised to switch to additional supply options and modified operations. nbcnews.com

Grocers Fail to Keep Up With Demand as Coronavirus Pandemic Spreads

Kroger says two workers test positive for the virus; Walmart, others adjust hours to restock

U.S. grocers are adjusting their operations to try to keep up with customers who are emptying their shelves amid angst over the new coronavirus, even as their own employees face heightened risk of infection.

Across the country, lines to get into stores snaked around corners, checkout times stretched as long as an hour and whole aisles were rendered bare this week as companies told more workers to stay home and schools began to cancel classes.

President Trump on Sunday held a conference call with more than two dozen grocery and supply chain executives, including those from Walmart Inc., Target Corp., Costco Wholesale Corp., Sysco Corp. and Tyson Foods Inc.

Kroger Co. Chief Executive Rodney McMullen wrote in a memo to employees on Sunday that a worker in Colorado and another in Washington tested positive for Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus. He said the stores will remain open and that the nation's biggest supermarket chain would give paid time off to workers diagnosed with Covid-19 and those placed under mandatory quarantine.

Some retailers added security in their stores. Target said it has increased off-duty police presence in some stores and Costco said it is adding additional security at a handful of locations. wsj.com

Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens to offer drive-through coronavirus testing
Walmart, Target, and pharmacy giants Walgreens and CVS Health will play a central role in the U.S. government's plan to make COVID-19 tests accessible across the country as the outbreak of the illness worsens.

The CEOs of the four retailers, along with their peers from a number of healthcare companies, stood on Friday afternoon in the Rose Garden as President Trump announced a plan to widely expand the availability of tests for the coronavirus. The administration recruited a number of health companies to produce more tests at a faster pace, and, thanks to their massive store fleets across the country, the four retailers as test centers.

Walmart, which operates some 4,600 stores in the United States, will make parts of some of its parking lots available for drive-through testing. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said his company would add more of its parking lots as the availability of the test grows.
Walmart's lots have often served as staging areas during emergencies, most notably after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Target, which has 1,800 stores, will do the same. CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens, which operate about 10,000 locations across the U.S. will also take part. fortune.com

Business leaders commit to fight
More than 850 business leaders and public figures have signed a pledge to help fight the spread of coronavirus.
The letter, co-authored by Guild Education's Rachel Carlson and General Catalyst's Ken Chenault, asks businesses to adopt work-from-home policies, support frontline workers and more. medium.com

Growing number of states ban dining in at restaurants, bars
While the federal government weighs closing restaurants and bars amid the coronavirus outbreak, restaurant companies and at least 11 states are already closing dining rooms. Photos of Americans in restaurants and bars circulated on social media over the weekend, leading many to call for mandated closures to enforce "social distancing."

Starbucks and Chick-fil-A, two of the three biggest U.S. restaurant chains by sales, are only letting customers receive their food and drinks to go. Both said Sunday that they will pause the use of seating in their restaurants.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has placed restrictions on restaurants in five counties within the state. Governors in California, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Michigan, Illinois, Rhode Island, Maryland and Washington have all announced polices that place restrictions on restaurants and bars. Affected consumers will have to receive their orders for takeout or curbside pick-up or via delivery or drive-thru lanes. cnbc.com

Screening chaos at major US airports
Airports nationwide were thrown into chaos this weekend as workers scrambled to roll out the Trump administration's hastily arranged health screenings for travelers returning from Europe. Scores of anxious passengers said they encountered jam-packed terminals, long lines and hours of delays as flights from more than two dozen European countries were routed through 13 of the busiest travel hubs in the United States. Airport workers queried them about their health and instructed them to self-quarantine as part of the "enhanced entry screenings" announced Friday to slow the spread of the coronavirus. washingtonpost.com

Travel industry hammered by crisis
As corporate travel and vacation activity comes to a standstill, the travel industry is reeling, The Wall Street Journal writes. Tour organizations, airlines, hotel groups and cruise companies are under siege as customers seek refunds. Hotel companies that had already previously slashed room rates as the coronavirus outbreak unfolded are now heavily cutting staff numbers. U.S. airlines are drastically reducing flights, with United axing 50% of flights in April and May. The beleaguered $38 billion cruise ship industry has also committed to an "unprecedented shutdown." linkedin.com

NRF/RILA Joint Statement: Retailer leaders issue statement on responsible shopping
during COVID-19 pandemic

NRF: Retailers step up to support COVID-19 response

RILA: Leading Retailers Step Up to Partner on COVID-19 Testing

FMI: COVID-19 Challenges Supply Chain, but Reinforces Trading Partner Relationships

Huge lines in gun stores across America as country panic-buys weapons

Disney to Close All North American Stores Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Large King of Prussia mall closes amid coronavirus concerns

From Walmart to Starbucks, these 12 retail companies are changing their benefits policies

Uber Eats waives off delivery fee for independent restaurants amid virus outbreak

Out-of-stocks surge at Amazon amid panicked shopping

Factories make production changes to address massive out-of-stocks in stores

Retail sales in China dropped by 20.5% after coronavirus hit

UK: Supermarkets issue joint warning over panic buying as shoppers leave shelves bare

Australia sets aside hours for elderly to shop in supermarkets

German grocer recruits students to help restock shelves left empty by panic buying

TSA now allowing up to 12 ounces of hand sanitizer through airport security

Microsoft Bing team launches COVID-19 tracker

ISC West 2020 Rescheduled to July 20-22
Originally scheduled to take place in March, ISC West 2020 was pushed back to July due to rising concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus.


2nd Annual Midwest LP Conference Canceled
Originally scheduled for May 20 at the University of Indianapolis, the 2nd Annual Midwest LP Conference has been canceled.


NYPD issues policy on facial recognition software after nearly a decade of use
The NYPD has issued its first detailed public policy on how cops use facial recognition to fight crime in the Big Apple - after using the controversial technology for nearly a decade.

"It's incumbent upon us to get out there and tell our story to inform the public to inform and quite frankly legislators, that this is how we use this technology," Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told The Post Thursday.

The department has embraced the tech - creating its own dedicated Facial Identification Section staffed with nearly a dozen cops - since it tapped the digital tool for policing in 2011.

Pro-policing experts have lauded the face-scanning software as a boon for law enforcement - with some recent high-profile successes.

But the NYPD's new-age tool has faced backlash from privacy advocates over the lack of a comprehensive public policy - and a proposed statewide ban after a few dozen cops were said to be using controversial third-party facial-recognition software on their private phones. nypost.com

Amazon Courts Walmart, Target to Join Cashierless Tech Group
Amazon.com Inc. is trying to interest the nation's largest retailers in collaborating on the technology behind cashierless stores. So far, they aren't sold.

Amazon is making some of the software that underpins its "Go" stores available through an organization called Dent, which has had talks with officials at Walmart Inc. and Target Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.

The talks are continuing, the people said, but neither retailer currently plans to participate, according to a person close to Target and a Walmart spokesman.

The talks highlight Amazon's ambition to have other retailers adopt its technology, and the interest of retailers like Walmart and Target in modernizing their stores with cheaper, faster networking technology and more automation and data-driven decision-making. The Go technology, in addition to cashierless purchasing, also provides automated inventory management.

Amazon faces an uphill battle in winning over retailers, which for years have viewed the Seattle-based company as a threat. Walmart, for instance, has asked some of its traditional vendors not to use Amazon's cloud-computing services to avoid giving a competitor more financial muscle. Other retailers also have tried to avoid using Amazon's data storage and computing services. wsj.com

Five retailers have filed for bankruptcy in 2020 so far
Last year sent 17 major retailers into bankruptcy. For some - including Payless, Gymboree and Charming Charlie —​ it was their second trip to court. Bankruptcy also proved fatal for more retailers in 2019, as liquidations increased. Inside and outside of bankruptcy, retailers closed more than 9,000 stores.

This is all to say that, while retail sales on the whole increase and the strong players become ever stronger, there are still many ailing retailers and sectors. The forces that pushed dozens of retailers into bankruptcy over the last four years or so are still present.

Here is a closer look at the major retail bankruptcies of 2020 so far: retaildive.com

Modell's Sporting Goods (March 11)
Art Van Furniture (March 9)
Bluestem Brands (March 9)
Pier 1 (Feb. 17)
SFP Franchise Corp (Jan. 23)

French antitrust regulator fines Apple record $1.2 billion
France's competition watchdog on Monday fined iPhone maker Apple 1.1 billion euros ($1.23 billion), saying it was guilty of anti-competitive behavior towards its distribution and retail network. The fine, the biggest ever levied by the French antitrust body, comes at a time of heightened scrutiny on U.S. tech giants by European regulators, who have been delving into the firms' powerful market position, the tax they pay, and how they protect consumers' privacy. reuters.com

Last week's #1 article --

11 Security Officers in 4 States Test Positive For Coronavirus
Currently, 11 security officers working in four states have tested positive for the Coronavirus.

These include three TSA security officers, a school security officer, two New York City security officers including one working at a Broadway theater and a special police officer.

Security officers often work with the public and in large venues, which makes them more susceptible to contracting the virus. Officers should consider using a protective mask, and gloves when working with large crowds such as concerts, sporting events and conferences.  Source: PrivateOfficer.org

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Texas suspect charged in suspected $2mm warranty fraud
investigation involving eBay

The charges state that the defendant and his co-schemers obtained serial numbers to products sold or manufactured by Cisco, Neat, iRobot, and APC. They allegedly proceeded to register false domain names, obtain false email addresses, and submit false warranty claims, pretending to own products sold or manufactured by these companies that they claimed were not working. The Information alleges that the defendant provided customer service representatives with descriptions of the non-existent defects that he knew they could not solve by troubleshooting and would require replacement with new products. Cisco, Neat, iRobot, and APC then shipped the replacement products to the defendant and his co-schemers, which they promptly sold via eBay, on Amazon, or through computer resellers.

All told, the defendant and his co-schemers successfully obtained at least $1,950,000 worth of products from the victim companies through their alleged fraud. The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 825 years' incarceration, a five-year period of supervised release, and a fine of $8,250,000.  Read more






StopLift Confirms 4 MILLION Incidents of Scan Avoidance
at Checkouts Worldwide

StopLift Checkout Vision Systems (now part of NCR) has just detected and confirmed 4 million incidents of scan-avoidance at self-service and manned checkouts at retailers and supermarkets in the U.S. and around the world.

StopLift's Artificial Intelligence (AI) computer vision technology automatically analyzes overhead video to detect theft, remove the hassle factor from the shopper experience, and improve operational efficiency at self-service and manned checkouts.

StopLift's Scan-It-All technology detects and determines what occurs during each transaction at the retail or supermarket checkout to immediately distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent behavior. As soon as a scan avoidance incident occurs, StopLift, which continually scrutinizes 100% of the security video, flags the transaction as suspicious, identifies the customer or cashier as well as the date and time of the scan avoidance incident.

NCR SmartAssist technology (at left), patented by StopLift, detects and deters self-checkout theft and scan avoidance while simultaneously preventing false alerts and unnecessary interventions. As soon as a scan avoidance incident occurs, SmartAssist alerts the attendant in realtime to assist the customer.

SmartAssist is the rare loss prevention solution that has the added benefit of improving the customer experience. The system recognizes and ignores non-merchandise items (e.g. handbags, cell phones, kids) on the bag scale and other aberrant-but-legitimate situations. It protects the customer from the annoyance of having the transaction interrupted, the embarrassment of having the self-checkout light flash, and the frustration of waiting for an attendant to come and clear it. Honest customers avoid needless delays, spend less time at the self-checkout and more positive face time with attendants. Every self-checkout customer checks out faster and in a shorter line.







$30M BEC Bust Brings Down Dozens

Two dozen individuals have been named in the latest arrests of alleged participants in a business email compromise scheme that cost victims $30 million.

Federal officials have arrested two dozen individuals on charges related to a series of business email compromise (BEC) fraud and money-laundering schemes. The individuals, most of whom live in or around Atlanta, are alleged to have committed fraud against individuals and companies using BEC schemes, romance fraud scams, and retirement account scams, among others.

According to a statement released by the Justice Department, those arrested this week join 17 individuals already in federal custody as charged in the series of alleged crimes. The department says that those charged collected more than $30 million from their victims, laundering the money through accounts often opened in victims' names and used to both defraud the victim and launder the criminal proceeds.

More than two dozen local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies participated in the investigation of the defendants. justice.gov

Princess Cruises, hobbled by the coronavirus, admits data breach
- 10 months after learning of it

Princess Cruises, the cruise liner forced to halt its global operations after two of its ships confirmed on-board outbreaks of the coronavirus, has now confirmed a data breach.

The notice posted on its website, believed to have been posted in early March, said the company detected unauthorized access to a number of its email accounts over a four-month period between April and July 2019, some of which contained personal information on its employees, crew and guests.

Princess said names, addresses, Social Security numbers and government IDs - such as passport numbers and driver license numbers - may have been accessed, along with financial and health information. But, the cruise liner said, the potentially impacted data is "not specific" to each guest.

Princess said it discovered the suspicious activity on its network in May 2019. It's not known why it took almost a year for the cruise liner to disclose the breach. techcrunch.com


Eight million EU retail sales records exposed on Amazon Web Services database
A database hosed on Amazon Web Services holding eight million retail sales records from the European Union was left exposed compromising customer personal and financial information.

The open MongoDB database had no password or other authentication set. It was operated by a third-party vendor who pulled sales data from a range of retailers, including Amazon UK, Ebay, Shopify, PayPal and Stripe in order to calculate value-added taxes for different countries. The information left unprotected included customer names, email addresses, shipping addresses, purchases and the last four digits of credit card numbers. scmagazine.com

Cybersecurity Response to the California Consumer Privacy Act

85% of companies aren't fully compliant

2020 is here and companies that fall under CCPA requirements need to take immediate actionable steps now. While many companies are aware that they are subject to the law, 85 percent say they have only partially implemented policies to comply or have done nothing to prepare, according to a recent poll conducted by cybersecurity management software provider, Apptega.

Non-compliant businesses will not only face hefty fees but potentially adverse impacts to their brand, a loss of customers and negative PR. What's even more concerning is many companies don't know what data they even have on individuals or what they are doing with it.

Who Does CCPA Impact?
CCPA has far-reaching impacts on many businesses and business activities. Many of the impacted parties were not formerly subject to US privacy rules and regulations. Contrary to what the name might suggest, the law is not limited to companies with a physical operation in California. Instead, it applies to any for-profit entity that meets the following criteria:

Has a gross annual revenue of $25 million or more.

Annually purchases or receives for commercial purposes, or sells or shares for commercial purposes, personal information for 50,000 or more consumers, households, or devices in the state of California.

Or generates 50 percent or more of their annual gross revenue from selling personal information.

Impact to Companies that Handle Data
CCPA poses additional personal information concerns for companies that handle data. These include:

CCPA requires companies with joint partnerships or who are sharing emails with third parties to comply with the same regulations

CCPA-mandated companies have to allow users to opt-out and must offer several notification methods

CCPA-mandated companies cannot discriminate against users who choose to opt-out of the sale of information

Understanding Recent Amendments to CCPA - Tips to Comply to CCPA securitymagazine.com




Amazon says it is out of stock of household items and deliveries are delayed due to coronavirus demand

Amazon warned it's experiencing Prime delivery days and running out of stock of popular household items amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The issues are a result of a "dramatic increase in the rate that people are shopping online," Amazon said in a blog post that was updated on Saturday. Some popular brands and items in the "household staples" categories were out of stock, while Amazon said some of its "delivery promises are longer than usual."

"In the short term this is having an impact on how we serve our customers," Amazon said in the blog post. "We are working around the clock with our selling partners to ensure availability on all of our products, and bring on additional capacity to deliver all of your orders."

Amazon added a notice to the top of its marketplace this weekend that reads: "Inventory and delivery may be temporarily unavailable due to increased demand. Confirm availability at checkout."

Meanwhile, a quick scan for in-demand items like toilet paper and bottled water showed that many listings were out of stock. Amazon's normally speedy one-day and two-day delivery options also showed delays of several days. After adding an item to the shopping basket, Amazon said the order would arrive within four days. cnbc.com

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to donate one million face masks and 500,000 coronavirus testing kits to the US
Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma said he will donate 500,000 coronavirus testing kits and one million face masks to the United States. The kits and masks have been sourced and are ready to be delivered, he said Friday on Twitter and Weibo, China's micro-blogging platform.

"Drawing from my own country's experience, speedy and accurate testing and adequate personal protective equipment for medical professionals are most effective in preventing the spread of the virus," Jack Ma said in a statement. "We hope that our donation can help Americans fight against the pandemic!"

Ma's offer came just hours after US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to free up $50 billion in federal resources to combat coronavirus amid criticism authorities had been too slow to test and respond as the disease spread from Asia to America's shores. cnn.com

Amazon Prime Will Falter During Coronavirus Crisis, Experts Say







Bryan, TX: Bryan men accused of stealing nearly $1,000 in merchandise & food from Walmart, blame coronavirus
Brandon Carter, 36, and Trevone Mosley, 17, are charged with theft of property of more than $750 but less than $2,500 with enhancement. The charge comes with an enhancement because the items were stolen from a store after Governor Abbott issued a disaster declaration and President Trump declared a national emergency over coronavirus. An officer out on patrol said he spotted two men, later identified as Carter and Mosley, pushing two carts overflowing with items, away from the store. The officer said when the men spotted the patrol car, they began to run with the carts and items began spilling out onto the road. The officer said they caught up to the men, who admitted they did not pay for the items in the carts. They said they were worried about the coronavirus and told the officer they "had families to feed." kagstv.com

Carlisle, PA: Man wanted for stealing $3,400 worth of trading cards from Walmart
Greencastle man is wanted for felony retail theft after Carlisle Police said he stole thousands of dollars worth of trading/playing cards from Walmart. Police reported over the weekend that they are looking for Andrew Joseph Piskorik, 50, after they say he went to Walmart at 2:29 a.m. Feb. 11 and removed $3,404.73 worth of merchandise without paying. Police said he took miscellaneous boxes of playing/trading cards - including Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, baseball, basketball and football cards - and concealed them in a gray storage tote, which he pushed through all points of purchase without paying. cumberlink.com

Isabella County, MI: Four Teens Have Been Accused of a string of smash and grab AT&T Robberies
The Isabella County Sheriff's Office says numerous electronic devices were stolen from an AT&T store. While deputies were at the scene they heard about a car crash and that the people inside took off. After finding the suspects, deputies say two had stolen phones. The sheriff says they later admitted to breaking into the store. The sheriff's office says they received word from police in Fremont and Kent county that similar crimes happened there. 9and10news.com

Airdrie, Alberta, CN: Video shows dramatic smash and grab robbery at Walmart
Four men dressed in all black and wearing masks used hammers to smash through electronics display cases during a dramatic robbery caught on video at an Airdrie Walmart on Thursday morning. The video, posted to Reddit, shows the men loading gym bags with merchandise while a man moves a hammer out of the reach of one of the robbers using his foot. The men fled the scene in a black sedan, according to witnesses. edmontonsun.com

Ellenville, NY: State Police Issue Alert For Area Man Wanted On Grand Larceny Charge; caught on camera exiting with $1,099 of merchandise

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Shootings & Death

Springfield, MO: 5 killed, including Police Officer, in gas station shooting
During a 6 a.m. news conference, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams said Officer Christopher Walsh was shot and killed while responding to the shooting on E. Chestnut. Officer Josiah Overton was also shot and wounded. Williams says three civilians were found dead inside the store. The shooter, who has not been identified, who was also found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. One other victim is alive and being treated at the hospital. "It's way too early... I'll leave it at that," Williams said when asked how his department is handling the news. Walsh had been with the department for three-and-a-half years and was a U.S. Army veteran. Overton has been with the police department for two years. Police have not yet identified the other victims. cbs7.com

Update: Snohomish County, WA: Suspects arrested for Edmonds 7-Eleven clerk murder
Two suspects in the murder of a 7-Eleven clerk last month were arrested Sunday morning in Enumclaw. The morning of Feb. 21, a person shot and killed employee Nagendiram Kandasamy at the store. He was 64.
AdvertisementSecurity footage reportedly shows a man, described as white and possibly in his 20s, run into the store, jump on the counter and point a handgun - likely at the clerk, who is off screen. A customer found Kandasamy bleeding and unresponsive on the floor. Police published a still image and four seconds of security video to try to identify a suspect. A SWAT team and law enforcement in Enumclaw seized a vehicle as possible evidence and arrested the suspects, who were wanted by the Washington Department of Corrections. heraldnet.com

Update: Waterloo, IA: Arrests in Deadly Armored Car Robbery now stand at 3
Another person has been arrested in Wednesday's fatal armored car robbery, bringing the total number charged to three. Kevin Jouse Cruz Soliveras, 29, and Justina Lynn Davis, 28, were detained in the Des Moines area overnight on warrants for first-degree robbery. Police said Davis drove a second getaway car after armored car guards opened fire on the first one during the botched hold-up outside U.S. Bank. Alleged robber Bryce Miller, 37, was killed in gunfire after he allegedly approached the guards wearing a mask with a pistol in each hand on Wednesday. wcfcourier.com

Radcliff, KY: Pharmacy Employee shoots, kills robbery suspect
Police responded to reports of a robbery at Apothecare Pharmacy on East Lincoln Trail Boulevard on Saturday. According to police, an employee of the store shot the suspect. Police said the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect's name was not immediately released. No employees were injured, officials said. wlky.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Midland, TX: 4 stabbed - including 2 kids - at Sam's Club; man charged with attempted murder
A man who allegedly stabbed four people, including two children, at a Midland Sam's Club was charged with attempted capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, officials said Sunday. Jose Gomez, 19, was arrested following the stabbings that happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. As of Sunday afternoon, no bond had been set. Authorities said Gomez was disarmed by an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent who was shopping at the time of the attack inside the store. "The quick action of our agent ended this shocking situation and clearly saved multiple lives," said the Border Patrol's Big Bend Sector Chief Matthew Hudak. According to KOSA-TV, the four victims included two adults and two children; one of the adults was a Sam's Club employee. All were hospitalized at Midland Memorial Hospital, with two of the victims listed in critical condition. Midland police were still trying to determine a motive for the stabbing attack. kvia.com

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder of Convenience Store Employee, Arson
The suspect, 25-year-old Raymond Williams of Southeast D.C., is also charged with arson for setting the store on fire. Witnesses told authorities that Williams had come into the store posing as a customer. According to a preliminary investigation, the suspect approached the counter with a cup containing a liquid that smelled like gasoline and asked the victim for a pack of cigarettes. When the victim turned around to get the cigarettes, the suspect started a fire in the cup he was holding. As the victim turned back around, the suspect doused the victim's face with the ignited gasoline. According to the investigation, the suspect then jumped over the counter and grabbed about 20 packs of cigarettes before running from the store.  nbcwashington.com

UK: Man caught on surveillance footage stealing a bottle of hand sanitizer from a T-Mobile store amid coronavirus panic

Tullahoma, TN: Burglars abandon Roof Top Burglary attempt at Piggy Wiggly; damaged roof causes flood damage

Layton, UT: Two teens arrested in gun store burglaries






Daily Totals:
• 13 robberies
• 15 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 0 killed

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Andrea Sanchez named Safety, Compliance & Asset Protection Leader for Walmart eCommerce
Benjamin Green named Area Asset Protection Manager for JCPenney
Travis Pilar named Risk Management & Asset Protection Manager
for Hallmark Cards
Christopher Mukhar named Manager, Partner & Asset Protection
for Starbucks
Kimberly Mitchell named Regional Loss Prevention Manager
for Cracker Barrel
Jennifer Peck promoted to Loss Prevention Project Specialist
for TJX Companies

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Florida/Georgia (Home-based, must reside in the SE)

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the Asset Protection function in their assigned area. Guide the implementation and training of Asset Protection programs, enforcement of policies and procedures, auditing, investigations and directing of shrink reduction efforts...

Profit Protection Leader
Corte Madera, CA
Responsible for leading and execution of the Protection and Prevention tiers of the Profit Protection strategy for all RH locations including our Corporate Campus in Corte Madera, CA - PROTECTION - Access Control | Alarms | CCTV | Guards - PREVENTION - Awareness | Audits | P&P | Training...

Loss Prevention Manager
Las Vegas, NV
Demonstrate management leadership skill to achieve the goals of the Company. Experienced with and has knowledge of regulatory agencies to include: TSA, DOT and OSHA. Establishes and communicates a risk business plan consistent with the objectives of the Company that pro-actively identifies and corrects poor behaviors...

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