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Ken Keegan promoted to Director of Profit Protection U.S. & Mexico for The Body Shop

Ken was previously Senior Risk/LP Manager for Jamba Juice for over eight years. Prior to that, he was a Shortage Control Manager for Ross Stores for nearly three years. He also has Masters in Protection Management from John Jay College. Congratulations Ken!

Quebec, CA: One dead, one seriously injured after planes collide
over Montreal-area mall

Two planes collided midair above a busy Montreal-area shopping mall, resulting in the death of one pilot and serious injuries to the other. One of the planes crashed into the parking lot, just steps away from one of the entrances to the Promenades Saint-Bruno in Saint-Bruno-de- Montarville, Que. while the other crashed on top of one of the stores.

The planes were both Cessna 152 aircraft operated by Cargair, the biggest flying school in Quebec. According to sources, the two pilots involved in the crash were pilots in training from China. The mall was evacuated shortly after the crash when officers noticed fuel from the plane leaking through the roof of the mall. ctvnews.ca

Now he slings ice cream, instead of cocaine;
ShopRite finds talent in former drug dealers

When Jeffrey Brown looks to promote employees within his 13-store supermarket chain, he looks for people with hustle, ability, commitment, all that. There's another unlikely attribute that has turned out to be a predictor of success at Brown's ShopRite and Fresh Grocer stores: Drug dealing.

"What we realized is that a lot of the people we hired were in the drug trade," said Brown, founder and chief executive of Brown's Super Stores Inc. "We were surprised that some of the people we hired have fairly good business skills. The drug trade is a business, it's an illegal business. You are buying. You are selling. You have inventory. You have some of the common problems that any retailer has. A lot of them are accelerating into management."

"Now it's not crack or dope. It's broccoli and ice cream," said former drug dealer Anthony Jackson, 43, who manages the frozen-food department at the ShopRite store in Roxborough. In the past, he said, he'd pay $20,000 for a kilo of cocaine, and then "you flip it. Now we have 123 cases of macaroni and cheese on one pallet. That's a $7,000 order. We have to retail it for $14,000 or $15,000. I've got to make that profit."

Many experts say employment is key to keeping people from returning to prison. It makes a lot of sense for the workers, their family, and society if former inmates remain crime-free and contribute to the economy.

Nice sentiment, but isn't the company just hiring trouble? Brown's loss-prevention people thought so.

"The loss-prevention side of the business - they were saying, 'They're criminals,' " Brown said. His managers pictured shoplifting, an epidemic of internal shrink, fraud, even violence.

In many firms, such objections would have derailed that initiative. But "that is why that is a decision that has to be made from the top," Brown said. "The CEO has to say, 'I know this is a risk,' and you figure out how to do it. And we're going to get good at it, like we do. And, you don't have a choice."

"We hired the first batch," he said. "And the first problems were not the problems we thought. They were conflict resolution, what's appropriate to say or not say. They were more human resource problems, because on the street, it works differently. Time and attendance, a lot of soft skills, were really the issues."

These days, even the loss-prevention people are on board. Craig Gage, a relative newcomer at ShopRite, has a 30-year career in loss prevention. "I'm all for it," he said.

"It used to be you'd never want a criminal working for you, but the U.S. has one of the highest rates of incarceration," he said. So having a workforce without criminal records "is not sustainable anymore. There are not enough people to hire."

Brown's ShopRite doesn't conduct criminal checks for most positions -- mostly because of "ban the box" rules that prohibit employers from asking about criminal records until they've offered employment, but also because, given the turnover, it's not an efficient use of resources.

Marie K. Wagner, human resource supervisor at Brown's Super Stores' base in Westville, N.J., said the company checks backgrounds of people promoted into management and for two positions - security and cash-room workers. Those who have committed financial crimes can't handle a store's money or record financial transactions, but they can still be cashiers. A violent background prevents someone from becoming a security guard. philly.com

Roanoke, VA: Preparing for active shooters becomes necessary for workplaces
For the past couple of years, the Roanoke and Roanoke County police departments have been working with businesses, organizations and institutions to develop plans for how to prepare and respond to critical incidents. The effort mirrors a national one in response to fear of the next attack, with companies and organizations offering forms of active shooter training. Law enforcement agencies hope that if places develop plans to prevent such incidents, or to more effectively respond if something happens, the death toll can be reduced.

Roanoke and Roanoke County police and their respective economic development departments are hosting a free two-part series at the end of the month to educate businesses on how to prepare for a critical incident and what a response would look like. A similar workshop a year and a half ago drew a large audience, but numerous businesses requested another one.

"People will train and prepare for how to respond to fires, but they weren't for an active shooter, and that's changed," said Roanoke Officer Ronnie Hodges, who reviews businesses' security.

After the FreightCar America shooting, Hodges said Roanoke police were sometimes doing security assessments three times a day. Hodges said he now does one to three assessments a week, which includes reviewing vulnerabilities at the workplace - commonly entrances and exits - and an action plan for what happens if a critical incident happens. Reviews have resulted in businesses making some changes, such as installing doorway entry systems and security windows at reception. roanoke.com

ASIS International Releases Resources on Securing Houses of Worship in Response to Rise in Targeted Attacks
In response to the rise of attacks on houses of worship in the U.S. and around the world, ASIS International, the world's largest membership association for security management professionals, is providing a suite of free resources to help support those responsible for protecting these vital community institutions. ASIS International CEO Peter J. O'Neil notes that "Although we cannot stop bad actors, we can make sure we get the best information to the right people to help ensure these institutions remain safe havens for their communities."  asisonline.com

Virginia is for felonies? Petty theft law from 1980s sticks
Stealing a $230 pair of eyeglasses would land you a misdemeanor conviction in most states. Shoplifting the same item in Virginia could make you a felon for life. But Virginia has kept its felony bar at $200 since 1980, when that money had the same buying power as nearly $600 does today. Virginia is tied with New Jersey for having the nation's lowest felony threshold. wacotrib.com

WG Security Products, Inc. Announces Release of New and Improved
Patented 4-Alarm Pebble Tag

WG Security Products, Inc (www.wgspi.com), a leading global provider of retail security solutions sold through WG and authorized business partners worldwide, today announced its release of the new and improved patented 4 alarm pebble tag.

WG's unique approach: Wave is our exclusive patented series of 4-Alarm hard tags and detachers. WG is the only company in the industry to break the glass ceiling of three alarms and venture into 4-alarm territory. By using infrared (IR) technology, we have successfully added an undefeatable layer of security to these tags. prnewswire.com  Read more in our Vendor Spotlight column below.

High-End Electronics:
Balancing Customer/Product Interaction with Theft Deterrence

For retailers of high end consumer electronics such as smartphones, tablets, e-readers, drones, digital cameras, and fitness watches, the customer's retail experience can be just as important as loss prevention. Often the look, feel, and performance of the product on display in store, including the ability to interact and fully experience features such as menus and apps, can be crucial in a customer's purchasing decision.

Electronic loss prevention devices, which typically involve an alarm console, sensors, and related accessories, are the ideal way to display this type of merchandise. Now as a proliferation of new consumer electronics products hits the market and retailers face competitive pressure to reduce costs and staffing, a greater array of standard and custom options is further improving this category's appeal in the industry.

"Customers need to interact with our latest smartphones to see what has changed and how the devices perform," says Bill Jones, an AT&T regional Director of Asset Protection. "But it is a balancing act between customer-product interaction and theft deterrence."

According to Jones, who evaluates loss prevention system cost and effectiveness, in today's competitive retail environment, how a product looks and feels when displayed can affect a retailer's bottom line just as much as theft prevention. dealerscope.com

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WG Security Products, Inc. Wave 4-Alarm Pebble Tag

Helping retailers to reduce shrink by 99%

Campbell, CA - March 17, 2017 - WG Security Products, Inc (www.wgspi.com), a leading global provider of retail security solutions sold through WG and authorized business partners worldwide, today announced its release of the new and improved patented 4 alarm pebble tag.

WG's unique approach: Wave is our exclusive patented series of 4-Alarm hard tags and detachers. WG is the only company in the industry to break the glass ceiling of three alarms and venture into 4-alarm territory. By using infrared (IR) technology, we have successfully added an undefeatable layer of security to these tags.

The Wave family of tags are not limited to clothing. Coming in all shapes and sizes and designs, Wave tags can also be applied to accessories, outerwear, hardware, sporting goods. Essentially any retail product can be secured with Wave. Composed of polycarbonate the outer shell of each tag houses complex ferrite and circuitry. Wave is without a doubt the most advanced smart hard tag on the market today. Wave tags function with any 58kHz AM or 8.2Mhz EAS systems, Wave tags have four distinct alarm settings to guard against even the most advanced shoplifters.

The Wave IR Detacher is also a deactivator. Smart electronics surrounding the magnet emit a coded IR signal that disarms the Wave Tag upon detachment. Now the tag can be removed without self-alarming. Any attempt to use a non-Wave detacher or magnetic material to detach the Wave device results in self-alarming. Wave Detachers are powered through a USB connection. It can be connected to POS equipment, any computer's USB port, or via the USB adapter into an electrical wall outlet. The Wave Detacher can also detach any other most any EAS hard tag, so no need to purchase separate detachers if you have a mix of Wave and non-Wave tags in your store. It is available in a desktop version, a Multi Detacher version and or a flushmount version.

According to Chad Macintosh, Vice President of Asset Protection and Risk Management. "Bloomingdale's has been repeatedly challenged with high shortage results year over year with some of our most iconic merchandise. Standard approaches weren't having the impact we were looking for and shortage continued to rise. We turned to WG's Wave technology to change the performance results. We have had dramatic improvement in the categories of merchandise protected with the Wave tag. So much so we have expanded the program to additional stores and merchandise categories.

With over 20 years of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) excellence in the retail space, WG is a global leader in anti-theft equipment and shrink control "Our US and International presence enables WG to deliver cost effective and robust merchandise protection," said Graham Handyside, Executive Vice President of Global Operations WG Security Products, Inc. "More importantly, we are helping our customers to minimize shrink, improve sales and reduce in store labor costs."

About WG Security Products, Inc.
WG security Products, Inc is a leading global provider of security solutions, deployed throughout the world to top retailers. Customers range from single-store boutiques to international retail brands. Operating in more than 50 countries globally, WGSPI provides retailers with real-time visibility via our cloud based system.

Wal-Mart lands patent for in-store drones
Wal-Mart earned a U.S. patent this week for a system that would allow drones to operate inside of its stores, moving products between departments and arriving on dedicated landing pads to hand off items to employees or customers, Fortune reports.

Under the patented scheme, a Wal-Mart store would have an automated system that would operate the drones, dispatching them as necessary and controlling their flight paths, which primarily would be arranged over store shelves, according to the report.

Some dedicated landing zones would be within customer view, but it is not clear yet whether the drones would pick up items for delivery elsewhere in a store, or if they would be loaded by employees. Wal-Mart did not respond to Fortune's request for comment. retaildive.com

Saks Fifth Avenue Exposed Personal Info On Tens Of Thousands Of Customers
Saks Fifth Avenue is the latest retailer to report that customers' personal information has been inadvertently exposed online. In this case, it was e-mail addresses and phone numbers of Saks shoppers that were visible on its retail website. The breach was first reported by BuzzFeed..

BuzzFeed said "tens of thousands of customers" were affected. E-mail addresses, phone numbers and product codes were visible "in plain text online," BuzzFeed reported. The pages reviewed by BuzzFeed, an Internet-based media company, have since been taken offline. The exposed data were visible only via a specific link on the Saks site, one where customers went to join a wait-list for certain products.

The company that own Saks and maintains its online website, Canadian-based department store retailer Hudson's Bay Co., acknowledged that some customer data were exposed. But it stressed that it is moving quickly to resolve the situation and that key personal data, such as credit card numbers, were not exposed. usatoday.com

Neiman Marcus To Pay $1.6M In Shopper Data Breach Suit
Neiman Marcus has agreed to pay $1.6 million to resolve a data breach class action in Illinois federal court over a December 2013 cyber intrusion that revealed the credit card data of 350,000 shoppers of the luxury retailer, according to a court document filed Friday.

The proposed settlement covers U.S. residents who held a credit or debit card account used at any physical locations operating under the Neiman Marcus Group LLC name, including its namesake, Bergdorf Goodman, Cusp or Last Call, from July 16, 2013, to Jan. 10, 2014.

Neiman Marcus customers Hilary Remijas, Melissa Frank, Debbie Farnoush and Joanne Kao sued the retailer in March 2014, after it said that a December 2013 data breach had revealed the credit card data of 350,000 shoppers. The company claimed that 9,200 accounts were actually impacted. The suit accused the Dallas-based retailer of failing to protect its customers' privacy and waiting a full 28 days to inform them of the breach. law360.com

Govt. Cybersecurity Contractor Hit in W-2 Phishing Scam
Just a friendly reminder that phishing scams which spoof the boss and request W-2 tax data on employees are intensifying as tax time nears. The latest victim shows that even cybersecurity experts can fall prey to these increasingly sophisticated attacks.

On Thursday, March 16, the CEO of Defense Point Security, LLC - a Virginia company that bills itself as "the choice provider of cyber security services to the federal government" - told all employees that their W-2 tax data was handed directly to fraudsters after someone inside the company got caught in a phisher's net.

Alexandria, Va.-based Defense Point Security (recently acquired by management consulting giant Accenture) informed current and former employees this week via email that all of the data from their annual W-2 tax forms - including name, Social Security Number, address, compensation, tax withholding amounts - were snared by a targeted spear phishing email. krebsonsecurity.com

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Millennials Show Caution With Online Payments Security
During the childhood of many millennials, the online world was in its infancy stages. With a decent amount of this age group remembering a time without internet access, it's likely this may have contributed to their cautious nature when it comes to online identity and payment security.

As such, TransUnion's new research shows the millennial generation is much more cautious than other generations when it comes to payments security as a whole. While it was discovered that 68 percent of millennials halted online transactions due to iffy payment security, Gen Xers were a bit less hesitant, at 54 percent, and a mere 28 percent of baby boomers felt the need to be cautious.

Verified third-party payment resources like PayPal are seen as the go-to secure payment technology across generations including millennials (64 percent), GenXers (62 percent) and baby boomers (52 percent). While eCommerce is in full force in today's economy, it's likely that retailers that don't have a verified third-party as part of their purchase transactions have the possibility of losing business. pymnts.com

Survey finds half of merchants use consumer authentication for ecommerce
CardinalCommerce has published its fourth annual "Consumer Authentication Survey", which found that 41 percent of global merchants and 54 percent of global organizations use or support consumer authentication to protect themselves against fraud and false positives.

Worldwide use by merchants of consumer authentication programs continues to rise with nearly 25 percent year-over-year growth in the share of North American merchants who use these programs, from 29 percent in 2016 to 36 percent in 2017, the report said. Meanwhile, only 39 percent of merchants operating in North America said they are using consumer authentication.

Of those global merchants that use customer authentication, 88 percent are using multiple forms of authentication - such as fingerprint and voice biometrics - with nearly three forms of authentication on average.  biometricupdate.com

Study: More than half of U.S. shoppers haven't tried BOPIS
More omnichannel retailers offer buy-online-pickup-in-store (BOPIS) services to shorten their delivery windows. Yet, 60% of shoppers have yet to take advantage of the service. That's according to a new report, "Buy Online, Pick-up In-Store" from ChargeItSpot, which was based on responses from over 2,074 shoppers at 20 malls across the country.

Of the 40% of shoppers who have used BOPIS, shoppers between age 35 and 49 use it the most, with 49% of shoppers having used the service. Shoppers between the ages of 18-34 were the runner-up (42%), followed by shoppers aged 50-65 (39%). chainstoreage.com

Walmart acquires womenswear site ModCloth

Amazon's more honest review policy could be a boon for retailers

Twin Cities ORC Association Hosting One-Day
Forensic Accounting Seminar on May 23

The Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association, along with Mall of America Security, is proud to offer a one-day Forensic Accounting seminar presented by Eide Bailly on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 from 7:30am-4:30pm.

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Over $100,000 of handbags stolen from Neiman Marcus; 15 member Smash & Grab gang
The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) is hoping the public can help it identify and locate more than a dozen suspects wanted for burglarizing the Neiman Marcus in Fashion Valley on Friday. The robbery happened just before 3:30 a.m., when a suspect used an unknown tool to break a glass door of Neiman Marcus on Friars Road. Then, 15 other suspects ran into the department store and grabbed the luxury bags. The estimated loss is between $100,000 to $150,000. nbcsandiego.com

Columbus, OH: High-end camera shop heist believes its part of nationwide-ring
Police are on the lookout for the suspect(s) responsible in high-end heist of cameras, lenses and cases in north Columbus. Midwest Photo store officials said someone busted through a roof at their shop late Wednesday night, slid down a pipe in the store, then made off with the goods housed in a storage area. They believe more than one person was involved and were familiar with the store layout. The whole scene was caught on surveillance images from store cameras. Midwest Photo president Moishe Appelbaum said he thinks the crime is part of a ring targeting similar camera equipment companies nationwide and believes the items stolen are now far outside the United States. abc6onyourside.com

UPDATE: Palo Alto, CA: One of 10 Apple Store burglars arrested; connected to recent hit & run
A manhunt for suspects in a downtown Palo Alto hit-and-run concluded early Friday evening. Two suspects who police said were in the vehicle -- D'Marco Aaron Hal, 18, and Daniel Lamar Lesley, 18, were captured earlier in the afternoon, closer to the scene of the incident. Police determined that Hal was also the outstanding suspect from the December burglary of the downtown Apple Store -- an incident in which 10 burglars shattered the store's glass front by driving a rented SUV through it. mv-voice.com

UK: Romanian crime gang who amassed over $3M from 11 'meticulously planned' jewelry store raids across the UK are jailed for 47 years
Six men were jailed for 47 years today for offences including a $70,000 raid. Offenders pitched tents nearby and cycled to jewellery stores across England. Raids were committed between November 2015 and September 2016. Sledgehammers were used to gain entry and fires were set to hamper police. dailymail.co.uk

Janesville, WI: Police seeking female suspect accused of stealing over $2600 in merchandise from Ulta Beauty in the Janesville Mall 

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Shootings & Death

Baton Rouge, LA: Sheriff's deputy shot and killed outside AMC Theater

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy Shawn T. Anderson was rushed to the hospital after being shot while on duty late Saturday. Anderson, 43, was conducting an investigation with another deputy at a strip mall near the AMC movie theater when the shooting occurred. A suspect was shot and injured and taken to a hospital. chicagotribune.com

St Louis, MO: Aldi Security Guard fatally shoots suspected shoplifter who allegedly pulled gun
An Aldi security guard on Saturday shot and killed a shoplifting suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at him, police said. The guard confronted the man at the grocery store at 3619 Natural Bridge Avenue about 7:19 p.m. When that man pulled a gun and pointed it at the guard, the guard retreated, but the man continued walking toward the guard, police said. That's when the guard pulled his gun and fired several shots at the shoplifting suspect, hitting him at least three times. He was pronounced dead at the scene. ksdk.com

Capitola, CA: Father, 36, shoots and kills his daughter, 8, then turns the gun on himself in the Capitola Mall parking lot
The shooting happened around 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Police say a family outing at the mall turned deadly. "What we know at this point is that the family was together in the mall for a period of time," said Police Chief Terry McManus. "At that point the father walked outside for a while with the 8-year-old daughter, and the mom was concerned, as I mentioned, that he was potentially suicidal, and so she called for the police." When police arrived, the mom and family members led them to a black Kia, where both bodies were found. abc7news.com

Auburn, GA: Husband arrested after wife killed in Ingles grocery store parking lot
A husband was arrested and has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting and killing of his wife in an Ingles grocery store parking lot. 50-year-old Darrin Russell is being held in connection with the death of his wife, 51-year-old Dorothy Russell, according to the GBI. The incident occurred on Friday just before 5:00pm. The first Auburn Police Officer on scene found Dorothy Russell had been shot while in her vehicle. Dorothy Russell died at the scene. A suspect, later identified as Darrin Russell, husband of Dorothy Russell, was seen leaving the area and was arrested without incident an hour after the shooting.  wsbtv.com

Atlanta, GA: Three shot in drive-by at The Mall West End
Atlanta Police said three people were shot near The Mall West End in Southwest Atlanta Friday afternoon. Two men and a woman were shot at the mall, according to Atlanta Police, who said they believe drugs and gangs may have been a factor in the shooting. Police said amidst the carnage, upwards of 20 shots were fired. Strangers came in to help those who were shot, witnesses said. They were then transported to Grady Hospital. cbs46.com

Tulsa, OK: Most Wanted Suspect dead after Opening Fire on Police; warrant in Best Buy store shooting last week

Robberies & Thefts

Key West, FL: Violent Fugitive Nabbed After Using CVS Rewards Card
Key West Police detectives nabbed a man wanted in Georgia for an assortment of violent crimes, including felony strangulation and aggravated assault with a weapon, after he used his CVS rewards card and tipped off authorities to his whereabouts. The alleged tough guy's thrifty nature did him in, police said.

"Intelligence showed that Seymour had used a CVS rewards card at the Truman Avenue store around 6 p.m. on March 14," Crean said. "Detectives began searching for Seymour." flkeysnews.com

Atlanta, GA: Thieves target Georgia Pharmacies amid ongoing drug crisis
Earlier this month, a bi-partisan coalition of 23 members of Congress asked President Trump to add $9.3 Billion to the nation's fiscal 2018 budget to fight the crisis. The increasing crimes - fueled by the opiate crisis - have placed Georgia among the top 10 states in the nation with the most armed robberies of pharmacies, federal authorities said. myajc.com

New Hartford, NY: Utica man charged with Friday's knifepoint Armed Robbery at PetSmart

Columbus, OH: Thieves snatch $5,000 stud earrings out of Kohl's employee hand

Ukiah, CA: Witness tackles suspected shoplifter outside JC Penney

Goldsboro, NC: Two suspects arrested in December's Armed Robbery/Kidnapping at Dollar General

UK: Manchester: Masked Robber steals over $20,000 from Cash Delivery driver outside ASDA store 


Fort Worth, TX: Walmart Distribution Center fire being investigated for possible Arson, no injuries

Montgomery, AL: Texas Roadhouse kitchen fire causes evacuation, no injuries reported

Bakersfield, CA: Arson Investigators reviewing damage after fire started in a restroom of a AM/PM C-store

Oklahoma City, OK: Thomas More Books & Gifts fire under investigation, $55,000 in damage  

Skimming Theft

Greenville, AL: Police find 2 devices at Hancock and Trustmark Banks

Vienna, VA: Device found installed on pump at Exxon station

AMC Theater - Baton Rouge, LA - Deputy shot and killed, suspect wounded
AT&T - Tinley Park, IL - Armed Robbery
Aldi - St Louis, MO - Shooting- Security Guard shot and killed Armed Shoplifter
Beauty & Things - Valdosta, GA - Armed Robbery
Big Boys Foods - Buffalo, NY - Shooting- one man wounded
Capitola Mall - Capitola, GA - Murder/suicide in parking lot, father kills 8 yr old daughter, then self
Chuck E. Cheese - Fort Worth, TX - Shooting- Two 3 yr old boys wounded, found gun in parents car
Circle K - Tega Cay, SC - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Fort Myers, FL - Armed Robbery
CVS - Columbus, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Bossier City, LA - Armed Robbery
Dollar Tree - White Plains, NY - Armed Robbery
Expo's Mini Mart - New Bedford, MA - Armed Robbery
Freedom Oil - Springfield, IL - Armed Robbery
Herd's General - Monett, MO - Armed Robbery
Ibex Ethiopian Restaurant - Nashville, TN - Shooting- Owner (male) shot and killed
Ingles - Auburn, GA - Shooting, husband murder his wife in parking lot
K& T Cell Phone - Baltimore, MD - Armed Robbery/ Shooting- employee wounded
Kangaroo Express - Wilmington, NC - Robbery
Kennedy Fast Mart - Shreveport, LA - Burglary
Kohl's - Columbus, OH - Robbery
La Placita Market - Bowling Green, KY - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Shreveport, LA - Armed Robbery
Midwest Photo - Columbus, OH - Burglary
Murphy Oil - Springfield, IL - Armed Robbery
Neiman Marcus - San Diego, Ca - Burglary
PetSmart - New Hartford, NY - Armed Robbery
Ruby Tuesday - Goldsboro, NC - Armed Robbery
Shell - Concord, NH - Armed Robbery
Sherwin Williams - Carlsbad, CA - Armed Robbery
South Shore Carry-Out - Chicago, IL - Shooting- 2 wounded
Sprint - Natchez, MS - Armed Robbery
Stamart Liquor Mart - Fargo, ND - Armed Robbery
Stewart's - Bethlehem, PA - Armed Robbery
T- Mobile - Evanston, IL - Burglary
Turkey Hill - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Bryan, TX - Robbery
Wawa - St Petersburg, FL - Shooting - 1 man wounded


Daily Totals:
25 robberies
4 burglaries
10 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...

Director of Loss Prevention - Russellville, AR

Director of Loss Prevention - Tampa, FL

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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