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2017 GLPS - Group LP Selfies
Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
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Shop 'n Save Loss Prevention Team

"We may be strong as individuals - but as a team we are invincible"

 

Left to right: Al Lewis, Loss Prevention Specialist; Mike Jennewein, Loss Prevention Specialist; Morgan Terrell, Loss Prevention Specialist; Leigh Santhuff, Loss Prevention Data Analyst; Chelsea Hoegemeier, Loss Prevention Specialist; Abby Swanson, District Loss Prevention Manager; Sarah Meyer, Director of Loss Prevention; James Ishum, District Loss Prevention Manager; Cameron Sparks, Loss Prevention Specialist; Casey Fauke, Loss Prevention Specialist








 



Brian Sawyer named Director of Loss Prevention for Arch Telecom

Brian has held a variety of security positions prior to this new leadership role at Arch Telecom, including Security and Safety Director for Allied Universal, Security Director for Andrews International, Security Director for Professional Security Consultanta, Security Director for PSC and Security Director and Executive Protection Team Leader for Sterling Security and Investigations. Congratulations Brian!







J.C. Penney releases list of 138 stores about to close
J.C. Penney has released the list of 138 stores it plans to close in an effort to cut costs and grow sales at its strongest locations.

The release comes a few weeks after Penney's said it would close up to 140 stores this year, following similar decisions from Macy's and Sears. Between the companies' four biggest chains, which include Sears' Kmart brand, more than 300 big-box stores will go dark this year alone.

The closures highlight the pressures on traditional department stores, which are losing market share to off-price competitors and Amazon. They also underscore the deteriorating economics at lower-quality shopping centers, whose risk of failure rises when an anchor tenant exits. cnbc.com jcpnewsroom.com

Off-pricers in big expansion push
One of Macy's largest competitive threats is about to get even bigger. Off-price retailers TJX, Ross and Burlington plan to open nearly 300 U.S. stores combined this year. That's roughly the same number of shops that Macy's, Sears and J.C. Penney will collectively close.

Their expansion should continue to fuel off-price apparel sales, which grew 39 percent between 2011 and 2016, according to Fung Global Retail & Technology. cnbc.com

Seeking E-Commerce Shoots Among Retail's Brick-And-Mortar Decline
Storefront retail has become a dreary landscape, and even more littered with dismal news after a trying holiday season. Holiday-quarter reports showed weak foot traffic and soft, if not declining, same-store sales. Consumers aren't buying less, but it has become the conventional wisdom that Amazon.com is murdering all but the best malls, and that young people prefer experiences to tangible products (not great for stores that sell, you know, stuff).

Among the 18 retail industry groups tracked by IBD, nearly all rank near the weak end of the scale, with Department Stores dead last - No. 197 among 197 industries. But amid all that brick-and-mortar rubble, a rising number of brands reported hefty online sales growth for the holidays and fourth-quarter.

Does that point out possible future leadership in a sector being muscled out by Amazon and other e-commerce pure-plays? Or has the entire industry become untouchable?

Target's (digital sales popped 34% as same-store sales dropped 1.5%. And Wal-Mart e-commerce revenue in the U.S. leapt 29%, including Jet.com and online grocery sales.

The bump in e-commerce sales looks promising, but the growth rates appear large because the revenue generally remains quite small. The small percentages reflect a yearslong scramble to catch up to a digital-first consumer environment.

"You'd think that most of these retailers would be further along in the development of their e-commerce (capabilities)," said Retail Metrics President Ken Perkins, adding that stores were "not as quick to do it as they should've been." investors.com

LPRC Hosting 2nd Robbery Prevention Summit
Tuesday, March 21, in Baltimore, MD

Retailers everywhere have been reporting an increase in violent robberies and parking lot crime. In response, research scientists from the University of Florida and the Loss Prevention Research Council will be hosting the 2nd Robbery Prevention Summit, focusing on counter-violence research, development, and action.

This summit will be a gathering of scientists, local and federal law enforcement professionals, solutions providers, industry leaders, and over 40 retailers including Walmart, 7-Eleven, Walgreens, CVS, TJX companies, and many more.

These professionals will use mapping and crime event data to identify high-risk retail crime prevention opportunities in the Baltimore/DC area in order to deploy more precise prevention initiatives.

The Summit will be March 21st, 2017 at 333 West Camden Street Ste 700, Camden Club, Baltimore, MD 21201 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Please contact LPRC Operations Manager, Jessi Dudley for more information jessi@lpresearch.org

Caterpillar Taps Former U.S. Atty. Gen. to Help Deal With Government Probe
Officials at Caterpillar Inc., which has faced scrutiny from federal investigators, said Thursday it has hired former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to help assess matters related to government raids on its facilities earlier this month. Mr. Barr, who served under former President George H.W. Bush between 1991 and 1993, will also assist the embattled heavy-machinery giant in addressing the intensifying federal probe.

Earlier this month, federal agents raided the company's Peoria, Ill., headquarters and two nearby locations amid questions linked to a Swiss subsidiary and whether Caterpillar has been following U.S. export norms. wsj.com

Dollar General Is Giving Store Managers $70 Million in Raises to Improve Service
The retailer said on Thursday it would be giving store managers $70 million in raises in 2017 and acknowledged the pressure the raises will put on profits. Dollar General's move comes two years after other discount chains, including Walmart and Target, increased pay in a more competitive labor market and tough retail environment that is making shoppers up and down the income spectrum far more demanding about service. fortune.com

Calif. Judge Compliments Ann Taylor For "Excellent Result"
Over Wage Claims Lawsuit

California judge on Tuesday complimented clothier Ann Taylor's $3.5 million deal to end over 7,600 workers' claims of unpaid wages and missed breaks, saying the settlement was an excellent result but needed several procedural revisions before he would approve it.

"It's a real number that is not for advertising purposes and later dwindles when the claims rate is very low. In fact, there is no claims process here," he said. "Plaintiffs' counsel has achieved something truly meaningful."

Judge Wiley noted that while the average payout for each class member is $300, that is enough money that "everybody who receives a check will cash it with a smile on their face."

Linares filed suit against Ann Taylor in Los Angeles Superior Court in December 2015, accusing the national women's clothing retailer of a host of state labor law violations, including shorting workers on overtime, not meeting minimum wage requirements, not providing rest and meal breaks, and not paying final wages in a timely fashion when firing an employee. law360.com

Apple found guilty of Russian price-fixing
Russia's competition watchdog has found that Apple fixed the prices of certain iPhone models sold in the country. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (Fas) said that Apple's local subsidiary told 16 retailers to maintain the recommended prices of phones in the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 families. Non-compliance with the pricing guidelines may have led to the termination of contracts, it found. bbc.com

EU Enforcer Takes Tough Line On Automated Price-Fixing
The European Union's chief antitrust enforcer called Thursday for a crackdown on price-fixing rings run through automatic algorithms as the bloc unveiled a new system to allow whistleblowers to report cartels anonymously.

As more businesses use automated systems to monitor rivals' prices online and adjust rates, the European Commission and other competition authorities must watch out for cartels using that kind of technology to collude, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said. law360.com

Guess shuttering 60 underperforming US stores as it expands abroad

Bankrupt Gordmans laying off 600 staffers

HHGregg's deal with proposed buyer falls apart

Subway says it plans to sue CBC for $210 million over chicken findings


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results

REI full-year comps up nearly 4%, total sales up 5.5% - Quarterly sales not reported
Famous Footwear Q4 comp's up 0.3%, total sales up 1.9%; full-year comp's 0.6%, total sales up 1.1%
Tiffany & Co. Q4 comp's flat, net sales up 1%; full-year comp's down 5%, net sales down 3%
New York & Co. Q4 comp's down 0.4%, sales down 1.8%; full-year comp's down 0.7%, sales down 2.2%
Guess Inc. Q4 comp's down 7.8%, net sales up 3.2%; full-year comp's down 5.7%, net sales up 0.2%

Vector Security Accepting Applications for 2017
LPF Scholarships through March 31

Each year, Vector Security grants a number of LPQ and LPC scholarships to the public. Worthy candidates for the scholarships have shown a dedication to a long-term career in North American retail loss prevention and a willingness to commit themselves to continuing their education.

The goal of the LPF Scholarship Program is to provide LPQ & LPC scholarships to well-deserving, loss prevention staff members and new entries to the retail LP industry. The scholarships fund the cost of course materials and exams related to obtaining certification from the LPF. Vector Security has awarded 184 scholarships totaling $189,345 since the program began. Detailed information can be found at https://www.vectorsecurity.com/loss-prevention-foundation-scholarship.
 


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Google Points to Another POS Vendor Breach
For the second time in the past nine months, Google has inadvertently but nonetheless correctly helped to identify the source of a large credit card breach - by assigning a "This site may be hacked" warning beneath the search results for the Web site of a victimized merchant.

A little over a month ago, KrebsOnSecurity was contacted by multiple financial institutions whose anti-fraud teams were trying to trace the source of a great deal of fraud on cards that were all used at a handful of high-end restaurants around the country.

Two of those fraud teams shared a list of restaurants that all affected cardholders had visited recently. A bit of searching online showed that nearly all of those establishments were run by Select Restaurants Inc., a Cleveland, Ohio company that owns a number of well-known eateries nationwide, including Boston's Top of the Hub; Parker's Lighthouse in Long Beach, Calif.; the Rusty Scupper in Baltimore, Md.; Parkers Blue Ash Tavern in Cincinnati, Ohio; Parkers' Restaurant & Bar in Downers Grove, Illinois; Winberie's Restaurant & Bar with locations in Oak Park, Illinois and Princeton and Summit, New Jersey; and Black Powder Tavern in Valley Forge, PA.

Select Restaurants did not return messages seeking comment. But as with the breach at Cici's Pizza chains, the breach involving Select Restaurant locations mentioned above appears to have been the result of an intrusion at the company's POS vendor - Geneva, Ill. based 24x7 Hospitality Technology. 24x7 handles credit and debit card transactions for thousands of hotels and restaurants, including more than 200 Buffalo Wild Wings franchises nationwide. krebsonsecurity.com

New POS malware threatens US payment systems
MajikPOS, a new POS (Point Of Sale) malware family is targeting payment systems in the US and Canada. The malware was observed on security scanners for the first time around January 28, 2017 and was detected by the Trend Micro team. Still, newly evidence revealed that the virus first infected systems between August and November 2016.

This new threat has a modular design and support for many features often found in RAT (Remote Access Trojans), allowing fraudsters to search for and select which systems they want to infect. thepaypers.com

"Sleeper Cell" Accounts Lie Dormant for Months, Years before CNP Fraudsters Strike
A common tactic for fraudsters leveraging account takeover or account creation fraud is to "age" the accounts before monetizing them. Now, thanks to a new report, we have a better idea of how long compromised accounts can lie dormant before being activated. Forty-four percent of compromised accounts eventually used to commit fraud sleep for at least seven days before an attack, according to a report from antifraud technology provider DataVisor. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said 37 percent of these accounts, which they have dubbed "sleeper cell" accounts, are not used by the fraudster for at least three months. Some are aged years, becoming inherently more trusted by merchants and fraud prevention systems.

"The fraudsters are becoming adept at looking like normal users," said Yinglian Xie, CEO and co-founder of DataVisor, "and it's clear from our research that they are increasingly sophisticated and using the latest technologies available to skirt detection."

DataVisor analyzed more than one billion customer accounts and found 50 million malicious ones. The company also found overwhelmingly that fraudsters prefer to engage in account takeover and account creation fraud from desktops, where 82 percent of fraudulent accounts are created, compared to 18 percent from mobile devices. Also, as might be expected, the majority of fraudulent accounts-53 percent-are registered with Gmail, Yahoo or Microsoft email addresses. cardnotpresent.com


Insurer Needn't Fund Texas Liquor Chain's Data Hack Suit
A Texas liquor store chain can't force its insurer to pay for a suit seeking to recover more than $4 million charged by its credit card processor in the wake of two data breaches at the chain, a Texas federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Spec's Family Partners says Hanover Insurance Co. agreed to fund its defense of the charge by FirstData Merchant Services Corp., but since the card processor withheld the $4 million before taking any legal action, Spec's was forced to go on the offense and file a suit to recover it.

Spec's, a liquor store chain with roughly 160 locations across Texas, brought the suit against Hanover in February 2016 after the insurer had refused to pay the costs of its lawsuit against FirstData, filed in 2014. law360.com

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Study: More than half of U.S. shoppers haven't tried BOPIS

Kroger partners with Uber to expand home delivery







S-Tron wins PSA Security Network's
prestigious President's Award

We never work for recognition here at S-Tron, but believe that when we dedicate every moment to giving our best, our effort will speak for itself and people will notice.

Again, we are humbled to share that someone has taken notice. PSA Security Network, the world's largest electronic security cooperative, owned by the most progressive security integrators throughout North America, has awarded S-Tron with the prestigious President's Award for the Northeast Region.

Director of Sales, Everett Cope, explains "It's a great honor to be recognized for all the hard work everyone at S-TRON puts in every day. PSA is a fantastic partner that assists with S-TRON's growth and we are glad to have them as a solid resource".

S-TRON President, Pete Mattschull, was in attendance to receive the award from Tim Brooks (PSA) while at the PSA Convention in Grand Cayman.

"Recognition like this only fuels our determination to work harder and always with the highest levels of integrity," Cope continued, "And that is exactly what we plan to do."

PSA members are responsible for over $2 billion annually in security, fire, and life safety installations. In addition to exceptional equipment selection, PSA offers industry leading education and training as well as vetted solutions and services that can enhance any security company's operations.







Find Out Why Retail
is Going Orange

Nedap Retail has grown steadily based on the quality of their products and the fanatical level of service delivered to their clients. By relentlessly researching and introducing game-changing solutions, they're helping retailers across North America address today's EAS/RFID opportunities. Pat O'Leary, VP & General Manager, and Wouter Ubbels, Dir. of Business Development, for Nedap Retail Americas, talk about the "Future-Proofing" approach of their !D Top solution, how they're tackling meat theft in grocery stores, and how their extensive partner network benefits their clients.
 


Quick Take #9

Co-MC's Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley discuss self-driving cars, their security considerations, road rage, and how Joe wants a Tesla.


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Excerpts from Prove 'Em Innocent:
The Art & Science of Workplace Investigations

by John A. Velke III

Part Five


One of the most important competencies of a retail loss prevention / asset protection professional is to be capable of conducting a fair, unbiased investigation thoroughly, confidentially, and with absolute professionalism. Velke's book provides new and experienced investigators an opportunity to build on their investigative expertise using real-life examples and exercises derived from more than 40 years of investigative experience.


Fifth in a series of bi-monthly excerpts: Methodical Thinking from Chapter 2.

"Ready, Aim, Fire," is nearly a perfect analogy illustrating the importance of methodical thinking in investigations. Soldiers and hunters will not pull the trigger and fire without first preparing and taking careful aim. The same should be said of investigators.

Think for a minute about the preparation a deer hunter goes through. It may include things like:

• Till and plant a green field
• Fertilize the green field
• Install a mineral bed
• Cut low limbs from a tree
• Install a tree stand
• Get in shape for long hikes through the woods
• Buy ammunition
• Purchase a hunting license
• Target practice and sight rifle
• Buy hunting apparel
• Go to bed early
• Get up early
• Put supplies together
• Spray a cover scent on your clothing and shoes
• Etc. Etc. Etc.

I think you get the point. Now consider what else the hunter will do before pulling the trigger. The hunter takes careful aim considering whether or not he can take the animal down at that distance with one clean shot. The hunter will wait and not take the shot if the deer is too far away or obstructed.

Read today's full excerpt and other parts from John's book here

Copies of Velke's book are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Prove 'Em Innocent websites.



 


How Machine Learning Will Impact Ecommerce
Machine learning is more than the new buzzword on Buzzfeed; it has the potential to spearhead another digital upheaval, transforming the way humans interact with technology, and the way ecommerce does business.

Product Recommendations
Recommendations such as these are generated via machine learning and predictive analysis, which analyzes user purchase patterns, product attributes, and the performance of different products. This data helps generate the most relevant product recommendations that also have the highest probability of generating a sale from a particular customer.

Customer Service Chatbots
Intelligent customer service chatbots can field basic customer service questions, while learning how to help customers in ways that are tailored for a specific business' products. These chatbots can handle the most commonly asked questions or problems through on-site chat sessions, as well as respond and maintain conversations via Twitter direct messages and Facebook messenger conversations.

Product Inventory Forecasting
By applying machine learning to inventory forecasting, companies are able to better identify the products that are most likely to sell and therefore the products they should stock, which results in using the company's capital more efficiently.

Machine learning can also help a company understand consumer demand, which allows for the efficient management of the supply chain.

Fraud Detection and Prevention
Machine learning is as the forefront in the fight against those that commit fraud. Since detecting and identifying fraud requires the constant monitoring of online activity, data mining using statistical analysis and machine learning is essential for combating fraud. Read more at multichannelmerchant.com

Amazon, eBay and QVC have the most loyal mobile shoppers
A new Internet Retailer analysis of mobile traffic patterns at top online retail sites shows that smartphone and tablet users have clear preferences on where and how often they shop.

Namely, those consumers shop a lot more often at Amazon.com, eBay.com and QVC.com-far more frequently than they do at competitor sites like Target.com and Costco.com.

On average, mobile shoppers visited Amazon.com 5.1 times per month from December 2016 to February 2017-the highest among 15 top online retail sites, according to an Internet Retailer analysis of SimilarWeb Ltd. mobile traffic data. In second and third, respectively, were eBay.com and QVC.com, with consumers averaging 3.67 and 3.61 mobile visits to each site per month. digitalcommerce360.com

Nonstore sales growth accelerates in February
U.S. consumers spent $49.9 billion on retail products outside of stores in February-a 13.0% jump compared with February of last year, and a 1.2% jump from January. digitalcommerce360.com









UTORCA Annual Conference Set for May 23
Register now!

Join the Utah Organized Retail Crime Association and industry experts for a day of training and networking at the annual UTORCA Impact ORC Conference and Workshop. Raffle tickets will be available with a chance to win excellent prizes!

The event is set for May 23 and will be held at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City, UT.

Click here to learn more and register for the conference.

 

NC Retail Merchants Support New Bill to Combat Theft
House Bill 384 Targets Gift Card Fraud and Shoplifting Rings

The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) applauds the introduction of House Bill 384 "Increase Penalties/Organized Retail Theft" by Representatives John Fraley (R-Iredell), Harry Warren (R-Rowan), Jonathan Jordan (R-Ashe), and Michael Wray (D-Northampton) this week. The proposed legislation will be another major step to combat organized retail crime (ORC), which costs retailers $30 billion nationwide annually and increases costs and safety concerns for consumers and retail employees.

The bill, supported by NCRMA, focuses on the growing problem of gift card fraud through illegitimate returns and includes record-keeping requirements for businesses that purchase gift cards. HB 384 aims to address professional shoplifting rings who prey on North Carolina businesses and continue to use technology and other means to stay one step ahead of retailers and law enforcement.

Read the full press release here

Knoxville, TN: Felony Lane Gang Members arrested in East Tennessee
Local authorities arrested Demetrius Jamal Gunn, Jarvis Lewis, Lindsey Rosenfeldt, Steve Travale Spicy, and Weldon Glinton. One of the gang's victims says Lindsey Rosenfeldt tried impersonating her at a SunTrust Bank. "She was wearing a wig," said the woman. "She doesn't even look like me." The victim previously had her wallet and purse taken from outside The Primrose School of Farragut. The Knox County District Attorney's Office is building it's case against the five defendants. local8now.com

Lehigh Valley, PA: Fifth person charged in connection with Lehigh Valley cell phone store robbery spree
A 25-year-old Bethlehem man arrested in Georgia on Thursday is the latest person charged in connection a series of cell phone store robberies that began in October. Forks Township police said Nadir Naim Chandler was arrested in Georgia on a warrant charging him with theft and receiving stolen property. Chandler obtained the 79 cell phones that were taken in the Oct. 29 robbery of the Verizon independent retail store on Town Center Boulevard in Forks Township. mcall.com

Coon Rapids, MN: Police arrest 2 Target Electronics thieves,
fled in high speed chase

Two people accused of stealing from a Target store in Coon Rapids have been charged by the Anoka County Attorney's Office. Both face felony theft charges as well as two additional felonies of fleeing police and criminal damage to property. A Target Asset Protection Agent called the police after observing the suspect putting high dollar electronics into carts and had recognized them from previous thefts. The suspects cut security tags off or removed merchandise from locked peg hooks and put the stolen goods into a tan shoulder bag before walking out of the store. The value of these products totaled more than $1,500. Police stopped the get-a-way vehicle, but then sped away approaching 80 mph. abcnewspapers.com

Broken Bow, OK: Orscheln Farm & Home employee charged with theft of nearly $13K

Loudoun, VA: Teen Faces Charges for Stealing over $5,000 in Vaping Products


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Shootings & Death

Tacoma, WA: Spanaway convenience-store clerk pleads guilty to murder after shooting shoplifter 
The Spanaway convenience store clerk who shot and killed a would-be shoplifter last March pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Thursday. Min Sik Kim will be sentenced June 23 in the death of 21-year-old Jameel Rashon Mason. It was the second shooting at the convenience store in less than two months, and the decision to prosecute Kim caused some controversy at the time. Kim's wife, Suel, was involved in a shootout with a would-be armed robber in February 2016 at the store at 167th and Pacific Ave. She was shot in the side, and the robber was soon arrested. The family had purchased a gun after yet another earlier robbery. "The defendant's frustrations are understandable, but his actions were not lawful," Pierce County prosecutor Mark Lindquist said in a press release. "Shop owners cannot legally shoot unarmed shoplifters attempting to flee." q13fox.com

Bronx, NY: Gunman unleashes barrage of bullets on Bronx street, wounding two people in car and another in nearby deli
A gum-chewing gunman tried to execute a man and woman in the back of a livery car in the Bronx Thursday afternoon, then spun around and shot a man in a deli as he ate a slice of pizza, police sources and witnesses said. The man opened fire outside the Habib Stop 1 Deli Grocery, striking at about 3:50 p.m., police said. He emerged from the deli, walked up to the cab, and shot a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman in their necks, then turned and blasted a 28-year-old deli customer in the chest. The 23-year-old victim was also shot in his leg, sources said. All three survived the fusillade.  nydailynews.com

Estero, FL: Passerby fatally shoots Deputy's attacker


Robberies & Thefts

East Texas: Man convicted of violent crime spree in East Texas could face up to 25 years in prison
A suspect behind several robberies in Texas, including one in Franklin County, is facing up to 25 years in federal prison. Bobby Wayne Lance was found guilty by a jury of bank robbery, carjacking, two counts of Hobbs Act robbery, and four counts of possession of a firearm during a violent crime, according to the United States Department of Justice. The department stated, on Nov. 8, 2015, Lance robbed the Cinemark Movies 8 Cinema in Paris, Texas. On Nov. 14, 2015, Lance robbed the Carter's Store and RV Park convenience store near DeKalb, Texas. On Nov. 17, 2015, Lance robbed the First National Bank of Mount Vernon, of $73,946. kltv.com

Philadelphia, PA: Police seek owner(s) of $1.5 Million in jewelry and coins
Montgomery County officials are trying to find the owners of 50,000 pieces of stolen jewelry, coins, and other valuables recovered recently. They are valued at $1.5 million. The items were stolen as part of a massive theft ring that ran in the entire Philadelphia area including parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware as far back as 2013. Three suspects were arrested and charged with the thefts over the summer. The items were to be sold at a shop on Jeweler's Row in Center City. The owner of the store was arrested in January. If you believe your items may be among those recovered, go to http://www.montcopa.org/JewelryWebsite for more information and pictures. iradiophilly.com

South Portland, ME: Man accused of robbing store next to Police Station
A South Portland man is accused of robbing a convenience store next to the city's police station. Police said officers received a report of a robbery at The Rusty Lantern on Broadway around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, during the blizzard. Police allege Ryan Halpern, 27, handed an employee a note that claimed he had a weapon. He also threatened the employee, police said. A clerk handed him money and Halpern left in a taxi, police said. Officers found the taxi a few blocks away and arrested Halpern. "Halpern was transported back to the police station for questioning, at which point he may have come to the realization that the police station was located immediately next door to The Rusty Lantern convenience store; in fact, we actually share the same driveway," police said. wmtw.com


Chico, CA: Man assaults Target Associates with Pepper Spray
during a Grab & Run

Thursday night, Chico Police were called to Target for a theft and assault case in the electronics department. Police say a man asked a female employee if he could look at an item inside a locked case. When she opened the case, the man pepper sprayed her. He then grabbed several electronic items before running towards the exit in the back of the store. On his way out of the store, the man bumped into a female customer and male loss prevention employee. He pepper sprayed both of them and ran out of the store. krcrtv.com

Cape Town, South Africa: Jewelry store Robber left behind as Getaway car speeds off Without him; no honor among thieves
They say there's no honor among thieves, and that proved all too true for one hapless member of a gang who robbed a Cape Town jewelry store. Three of the men made it to their getaway car at Gatesville shopping centre in Athlone. But when a running accomplice failed to catch up with the moving car, they sped off without him. Footage from a CCTV camera shows the man flinging jewels worth $4,000 to the ground before being pounced on by two law enforcement officers. timeslive.co.za

Ironton, OH: McDonald's employee arraigned on Felony Theft charges, $5,563
Wendy Jenkins was arraigned in a felony 5 theft case, accused of stealing $5,563 from McDonald's. Jenkins was released on a $10,000 bond, scheduled for pre-trial March 29. irontontribune.com

West Hollywood, CA: Kardashian Los Angeles DASH shop vandalized after Kendall Jenner's home is burgled just miles away; The outside of the boutique was covered in red spray paint

Bangor, ME: Woman arrested in $300 Armed Robbery of Walmart, needed $100 to pay her drug dealer

Monroe, WA: Cooler full of marijuana (valued at $24,000) donated to Goodwill

Melbourne, AU: 4 Arrested in Jewelry Store smash & Grab at Westfield Plenty Valley

Daniels Jewelers in Inglewood, CA reported a Grab & Run on 3/15, item valued at $10,199


Bomb Threat

Seymour, IN: Police responded to a Bomb threat at a Walmart Distribution Center on Wednesday evening at 9:45 p.m.


Fire/Arson


Springfield, MA: Fire at Ocean State Job Lot causes over $100K in damages
Late Thursday evening, Springfield firefighters responded to the Ocean State Job Lot at 1530 Boston Road, after multiple reports of a fire were called in. Ocean State Job Lot is a chain discount store that sells a variety of items--including clothing, furniture, and food and perishables. As they arrived, the firefighters saw heavy smoke coming from the building. Inside, a small fire was discovered in a second floor storage room, which the firefighters quickly put out. masslive.com


Skimming Theft

Joliet, IL: Police seeking suspect who installed device at Delta Sonic Car Wash




Corner Market - Knoxville, TN - Armed Robbery
DASH - West Hollywood, CA - Burglary
Dollar General - Springfield, OH - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Nashville, TN - Burglary
Galaxy Balloon Shop - St Louis, MO - Armed Robbery/ Store owner shot and wounded suspect
Habib Stop 1 Deli - Bronx, NY - Shooting, 3 victims wounded
Nebraska Market - Toledo OH - Armed Robbery/Shots fired, no injuries
Rana Grocery - Bryan, TX - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile - Baltimore, MD - Armed Robbery/ Shooting- employee wounded
Target - Chico, CA - Robbery/ Assault
Waffle House - Indianapolis, IN - Robbery
Walmart - Bangor, ME - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Elk Grove, CA - Theft/ Armed Robbery- pulled knife on LP
Zooties Vapors - Paeonian Springs, VA - Burglary
7-Eleven - Edgemoor, DE - Robbery
 

 

Daily Totals:
11 robberies
3 burglaries
4 shootings
0 killed



Weekly Totals:
71 robberies
19 burglaries
21 shootings
6 killed












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The Sr manager, region asset protection, is responsible for providing oversight in the protection of company assets and executing asset protection programs designed to minimize inventory shrink, workers compensation claims, general liability claims, bad checks and cash losses within an assigned region...



 

Loss Prevention Area Investigator
Southeast US

Gap Inc is seeking an experienced Loss Prevention Investigator to support the company's shortage reduction efforts. Investigators are primarily responsible for detecting the existence of internal fraud through exception reporting, store research, networking, general loss interviews and response to COBC hot lines. All conclusions are based upon associate interviews and/or factual findings derived from various company and vendor resources...



 

Store Detective - Multi-Unit
St Paul, MN

As a Market Investigator, you will directly assist in thesafety and protection of CVS Health retail assets within assigned stores, including customers, employees, merchandise, and store property. In this role, you will become familiar with CVS Health policy, local criminal law, covert surveillance principles, overt customer service methods, and digital and traditional VCR tape video surveillance systems...
 



Director of Loss Prevention Positions
Arkansas and Florida


Provides strategic loss prevention management for a division of 2,000+ stores with sales volumes totaling +/- $4B. Maximizes profits by developing and executing programs to reduce and prevent the loss of company inventory/assets and managing Regional Loss Prevention Managers within an assigned geographical area...

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Director Loss Prevention Field - Northern California
Rocklin, CA

The Loss Prevention Director is responsible for all aspects of loss prevention fora specified market within CVS. In this role you will manage, develop, and recruit Region Loss Prevention Managers in the field. Developing loss prevention strategies and objectives designed to educate, enhance awareness among all levels of employees with the overall objective of controlling shrink and protecting the company's assets is a crucial part of this role...


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