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Sensormatic Solutions Celebrating Innovation and Awarding Top Engineers

Team Secures 14 Patent Awards for Technology in the Retail Space

In this photo provided by Sensormatic Solutions by Johnson Controls, the company celebrates the finest in innovation, recognizing 2018's top engineers who secured 14 patent awards for next generation technology. Subramanian Kunchithapatham, vice president, engineering, Sensormatic Solutions, was on hand to honor the winners and reinforce the Company's commitment to fast forwarding retail.



MetrORCA Update - Trends - The Great Debate

- John Matas, VP, Asset Protection, Investigations, Fraud, & ORC, Macy's
- Lt. Tarik Sheppard, NYPD; Executive Director of MetrORCA
- TJ Flynn, President & Co-Founder of MetrORCA
- Jim Cosseboom, Sr Mgr, Investigations & Corp Asset Protection, Ahold-Delhaize


While New York City may have been one of the last major cities to develop an organized retail crime association, it's now outpacing Los Angeles as the ORC capital of the country. With record membership, increased engagement, and a successful first annual conference recently launched, MetrORCA's leaders discuss the development of New York's regional crime-fighting partnership, the trends they're seeing in retail crime, and the ongoing debate of what exactly defines ORC.

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Quick Take 13 with Ed Wolfe, WG Security

Ed Wolfe, Vice President of
Business Development,
WG Security

with MCs Joe LaRocca
and Amber Bradley


Joe and Amber share some tips on preventing identity theft in another fun Quick Take with Ed Wolfe of WG Security. You might know you can freeze your own credit, but did you know you can request and also freeze your own LexisNexis Full File Disclosure?




Getting Talent Back to Work
Second Chances Are Good for Talent & Good for Business
The NRF Took the Pledge

Nearly 700,000 people are released from prison each year and are locked out of the job market. Those who have served their time should not be "re-sentenced" by employers, especially when businesses are experiencing a human capital crisis.

Join business leaders & pledge to consider all qualified candidates:

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In late January, SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, announced the Getting Talent Back to Work initiative, which includes such co-sponsors as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Restaurant Association and Koch Industries. Associations and companies representing more than 60 percent of the U.S. workforce signed the Getting Talent Back to Work pledge, agreeing to change their recruiting practices to include qualified people with criminal backgrounds.

"This is a group we, as business leaders, cannot afford to overlook, as 1 in 3 adults in the United States currently has a criminal background," Taylor said. "Not only is it the right thing to do-to give a deserving person a second chance-but it is becoming imperative as businesses continue to experience recruiting difficulty at an alarming rate." shrm.org gettingtalentbacktowork.org

Criminal Records Survey - Impact on Associates - Recruiting - Consumers
How Would You Feel If Your Co-Worker Had a Violent Criminal Record?

Most respondents to a recent survey said they'd feel comfortable working with or buying goods or services from employees who have nonviolent criminal records.

But that sentiment changes drastically if fellow employees have violent criminal records, according to survey results released April 1 by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  

Only 1 in 3 out of 1,300 surveyed in the U.S. said they'd feel comfortable working for an employer if some of their colleagues had violent criminal records. Sixty percent said they'd feel uncomfortable, and the remainder said they didn't know how they'd feel.

Similarly, about 3 in 4 said they'd feel comfortable buying goods or services from businesses if the customer-facing employee had a nonviolent criminal record. And just over half said they'd still feel comfortable doing so if the customer-facing employee had spent five or more years in prison.

But again, only about 1 in 3 said they'd feel comfortable buying goods or services from businesses if the customer-facing employee had a violent criminal record. Sixty-three percent said they'd feel uncomfortable, while the rest said they didn't know how they'd feel.

About 3 in 4 respondents said they'd feel comfortable working for an employer that's known to hire those with criminal records. shrm.org

Changing retail landscape prompts drive for C-level technology talent
Chain Store Age spoke with Melissa Reed, global partner at H.I. Executive Consulting, about the recent uptick in hiring of top-level technology executives in retail. High-profile examples this year include Levi Strauss appointing Vodafone data chief Katia Walsh as chief strategy and artificial intelligence officer and Pinterest tapping Walmart CTO Jeremy King as head of engineering.

"The push to hire C-level technology executives is a reflection of the state of the retail market," said Reed. "Disruption is occurring as technology trends like data and artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), voice-enabled search, and automation mature."

Because retail as a sector has historically not done a good job of building technology talent, Reed said now the industry needs to play catch-up to obtain the people it needs. Fortunately, she said retail is more appealing to highly qualified technology executives than it used to be.

"The state of the industry five to eight years ago was that retail was not really doing anything interesting in technology," said Reed. "Retail was not an area where a visionary could build a career."

In contrast, Reed said retail is now a great industry for forward-thinking technology disruptors to focus their career. chainstoreage.com

Macy's hires 1st chief supply chain officer
Macy's hired Dennis Mullahy as its first-ever chief supply chain officer (CSCO), according to a press release. Mullahy comes to Macy's after five and half years in IT and supply chain at Michaels, most recently holding the position of executive vice president of supply chain and IT. He previously worked in supply chain functions at Ulta, Meijer and Accenture. retaildive.com

True Value invests $150M in supply chain upgrades
True Value is making changes to multiple aspects of its supply chain. A $150 million investment will cover changing to a hub-and-spoke model for fulfillment, upgrading its planning and ordering software, working to optimize its transportation routes and constructing a new distribution center in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. supplychaindive.com

Will AI transform Ahold Delhaize's fresh food supply chain?
Last week, Ahold Delhaize, which owns Food Lion, Giant Food, Giant/Martin's, Hannaford, Peapod and Stop & Shop, announced that it is rolling out an "end-to-end forecasting and replenishment solution" that uses AI to optimize supply chain performance. Ahold Delhaize's Retail Business Services unit revealed that the company has been testing the fresh distribution forecasting and replenishment system at its Food Lion and Hannaford chains since early last year. Based on the success of the pilots, the company has decided to roll out the solution across all its U.S. grocery chains and its Peapod home delivery business. retailwire.com

Walmart Is Beating Amazon in a Business Worth $35 Billion: Click-and-Collect
On a number of fronts in online shopping, Amazon.com Inc.'s strategy is clear and brutally effective. It is gunning for more dollars in high-margin categories such as home goods with a growing catalog of private-label items. It's offering two-hour delivery in some markets, a speedy service few retailers are in position to match. And its popular, voice-activated Alexa devices and software have put it at the center of the emerging trend of shopping via virtual assistants.

There is one important area, though, where Amazon's strategy looks much fuzzier: Click-and-collect. This hybrid of online and physical shopping is proving popular, and it could potentially prove a costly mistake for Amazon that it hasn't moved more quickly to get a piece of the action.

This is a model that's well-suited for traditional retailers. They are in a good position to scale up quickly, and they are doing just that. Target Corp.'s Drive Up service is offered at about 1,000 stores and will be in all stores by the end of 2019. Walmart Inc.'s grocery pickup program is available at about 2,100 stores and will be in 3,100 stores by the end of the fiscal year. washingtonpost.com

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Program Manager, Corporate Security Operations for WeWork - based in NYC
Reporting to: Vice President, Physical Security and Executive Protection

The Corporate Security Division is a team that enables and empowers all of us at WeWork to achieve our goals and passions while protecting assets and reducing risk; delivering transparent and innovative security solutions. The Corporate Security Division manages the following pillars of security for WeWork: Executive Protection, Global Event Security, Physical Security Operations Center, Intelligence and Investigation, WeWork Headquarters, WeGrow, WeLive, and Rise by We.

WeWork is an American company that provides shared workspaces for technology startup subculture communities, and services for entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, small businesses and large enterprises. WeWork has more than 5,000 employees in over 280 locations, spread across 86 cities in 32 countries. wework.com

Job Reposted: Director of Operations & Loss Prevention for Barneys New York

2019 Retail AP Conference Embraces Innovation

​Each year, we plan our Retail Asset Protection Conference with the goal of presenting attendees with the most engaging, compelling, and relevant content to their role as retail AP practitioners. Over the last several years, with industry and consumer trends in mind, innovation has increasingly become a greater focus of our program.

As retailers look to cutting-edge technology to solve for operational challenges and improve the customer experience, we're excited for the opportunity to curate innovation content for our community of AP executives. Below are program highlights from our upcoming Retail Asset Protection Conference taking place May 5-8 in Denver.

RTech AP Innovation Awards
Now in our third year, the RTech Asset Protection Innovation Awards recognize companies with game-changing technologies designed to help mitigate total retail loss and revolutionize retail AP. The conference will allow the Awards finalists - selected by a group of AP technology experts - a stage to showcase their technology to attendees. See this year's finalists here.

Learn more about RILA's upcoming conference, including Startup Speed Dating and Key Sessions, here.

LPF Announces March's LPC and LPQ Professionals

The Loss Prevention Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC):

● Joseph Womack, III LPC - Beall's Inc.
● William West, IV LPC - CKE Restaurants, Inc.
● Joseph Baldasare, Jr LPC - Lowes Companies, Inc.
● Michelle Bronson-Jones, LPC - Rite Aid Corporation
● Steven Dean, LPC - Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM)

● Paul Evans, LPC - Southeastern Grocers
● Randy Graham, LPC - Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM)
● Brian Reichart, LPC - Amazon.com


● Victor Wichi, LPC - GameStop
● Matthew Maheu, LPC CFI-Legacy - CKE Restaurants, Inc.
● Arthur Griffore, II LPQ - Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.

● Kenneth Anderson, LPQ - Macy's Inc
● Gregory Brown, LPQ - American Eagle Outfitters
● John Cunningham, LPQ - Lowes Companies, Inc.
● Claudia Melano, LPQ - Nordstrom, Inc
● Ashley Starr, LPQ - Comcast/NBCUniversal
● Robert Brady, LPQ LPC - 7-Eleven, Inc.

Bezos' Security Consultant Accuses Saudis of Hacking the Amazon CEO's Phone
Jeff Bezos' security consultant accused the Saudi government of gaining unauthorized access to the Amazon chief executive's phone, as part of an effort to harm the world's richest man.

In an opinion article in The Daily Beast on Saturday, Gavin de Becker, Mr. Bezos' security chief, alleged the Saudis wanted to hurt Mr. Bezos because he owns The Washington Post. The Post has aggressively reported on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, one of its columnists, who was killed last year in Turkey. United States officials have concluded Mr. Khashoggi, who was critical of Saudi leaders, was killed on the orders of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. nytimes.com

Wynn Resorts execs accused of covering up sexual misconduct
allegations against former CEO

Executives at Wynn Resorts allegedly covered up allegations of sexual misconduct against then-CEO Steve Wynn, according to a report by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission obtained by The Wall Street Journal. The report, made public Tuesday, claims a select group of employees and executives were aware of allegations against Wynn and ignored company policy regarding such claims. thehill.com

Cabela's Beats Suit Over Sale Of Gun Used In Fatal Shooting
A Delaware state judge on Friday tossed a suit accusing sporting goods company Cabela's of negligently selling a firearm that was later used in a deadly drive-by shooting, saying a state law provides immunity to firearms dealers who make lawful transfers of guns.

Superior Court Judge Vivian L. Medinilla granted a motion to dismiss the suit alleging Cabela's Wholesale Inc. was negligent in selling a handgun to a "straw purchaser," a woman who then gave the weapon to her convicted felon boyfriend. The gun later ended up in the hands of a 16-year-old who used it in a drive-by shooting that killed Keshall Anderson, a pedestrian caught in the crossfire, according to the suit filed by Lisa Summers, the administrator of Anderson's estate. law360.com

MOODY'S: JCPenney could close dozens more stores
Moody's vice president, Christina Boni, fully expects that J.C. Penney will make the decision to close more stores than the 27 it currently plans to shutter. "Even after announced store closings, the company will have a larger footprint than many of its competitors, while sales per square foot are well below those of peers," she said.

JCPenney said in February that it planned to close 18 full-line department stores and nine home and furniture stores this year, bringing its total locations to roughly 840. Going forward, the company will likely target store closures in the approximately 100 malls that already have multiple anchor vacancies, analysts wrote. thisisinsider.com

Barneys refutes claims they're downsizing flagship NYC store

Staples launches brand revamp

Dollar General teams up with Western Union

'Whole Paycheck' No More?  Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices

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Analysis: Dark Web Arrests Also Led to Ransomware Disruption
Hackers turn to Google Ads after feds shut down 'Dream Market' website

Last week, Europol, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies made 61 arrests of individuals suspected of selling illegal goods on the dark web. Researchers at Coveware, an incident response firm, say the raids also apparently led to the closing of the "Dream Market" dark web site - seen as a successor to the infamous Silk Road marketplace.

Coveware analysts believe that the closure of the Dream Market has, in turn, disrupted ransomware attacks that leveraged Dream Market as a platform, forcing attackers to use alternatives.

The law enforcement crackdown apparently has sent some distributors of ransomware, as well as victims seeking further instructions, into a scramble to re-establish contact, according to Coveware's analysis. Some attackers and ransomware distributors have turned to Google Adwords as an alternative to reconnect with victims, the company reports. Coveware reports that it saw messages between attackers and incident response firms attempting to make a deal and connect with victims. govinfosecurity.com

Nation-State and Crime Groups Keep Blending, Europol Warns
More Advanced Attack Tools Cheaper and Easier to Access

Distinguishing nation-state attacks from organized crime continues to grow more difficult because some attackers wear both hats, a Europol official reports. Further complicating the picture: Young attackers enjoy access to ever-more sophisticated and inexpensive tools and services.

"The problem we see now is that ... you can be nation-state by day, organized crime by night. You have a mandate to operate as long as you don't do anything in your own country," said Steven Wilson, head of Europol's European Cybercrime Center.

The state of attack tools is such that individual attackers can increasingly destabilize businesses as well as a nation's critical infrastructure. govinfosecurity.com

Maryland Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Federal Prison for Stealing Over $4.2 Million in a Business E-Mail Compromise Scheme
Fraudsters in U.S. and Overseas Gained Access to E-Mail Accounts, Then Duped Victims into Wiring Millions of Dollars. U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Nkeng Amin, a/k/a "Rapone," a/k/a "Arnold," age 31, of Beltsville, Maryland, to 87 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a large-scale business e-mail compromise scheme during which Amin and his co-conspirators obtained over $4.2 million from at least 13 individual and business victims. Judge Grimm also ordered Amin to forfeit and to pay restitution in the amount of $1,021,474. justice.gov

Three Disney Springs Restaurants Involved in 10-Month Credit Card Data Breach
Earl Enterprises posted a statement on their website alerting customers of a data security incident that could have potentially affected the payment card information of a limited number of guests that dined at certain of Earl Enterprises' restaurants. Potentially affected restaurants located at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World include Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood, and Chicken Guy!. The statement claims that the data breach involved malware installed on its point-of-sale systems allowing cyber thieves to steal card details from customers between May 23, 2018, and March 18, 2019. wdwinfo.com

Your Drone-Delivered Coffee Is (Almost) Here
Clear the backyard landing pad - the drones are ready. The laws (and cities) are not.

Drones might never make it in the big city: too many concrete canyons, errant pedestrians and unpredictable truck drivers, not to mention too few backyards to serve as drop points. That's why drone developers have their sights on the suburbs, where other forms of delivery are still generally unprofitable. Whether drones can be a saving grace depends on whether they can make a half-dozen backyard deliveries an hour in a five-mile radius without hitting any houses, cars, people, trees or power lines.

Those are big ifs, but according to their creators and industry experts, Aha and Wing are demonstrating that drone delivery can work. Getting to this point wasn't easy - and the road ahead is far from clear. wsj.com

A Russian drone hunts other drones with a shotgun
The terrifying 50-pound drone is controlled by a visor-wearing operator

A Russian defense contractor has patented a drone that uses a shotgun to blast other drones out of the sky. It comes from Almaz Antey, a Russian defense contractor that manufactures the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile that caused a rift between Turkey and the US. The tail-sitting drone takes off on the spot but flies like an airplane for greater efficiency, giving it a 40-minute range while packing a fully-automatic Vepr-12 shotgun with a 10-round magazine.

For now it's merely a demonstrator, according to the Russian defense site Dambiev. However, Russia is pretty serious about weapons-packing drones, having already created the "Karnivora" drone equipped with nets to take out other UAVs. A "shock" version can reportedly carry high-explosive fragmentation grenades and anti-tank bombs -- nightmare fuel, indeed. engadget.com


Don't Automatically Connect to a Wi-Fi Network

Your smartphone, tablet or laptop is most likely set to automatically connect to any available Wi-Fi network. This could allow your device to connect to public Wi-Fi without you knowing, which has privacy risks. You can disable this feature in the Wi-Fi settings on your device. Hackers set up malicious Wi-Fi networks in order to steal information from users who automatically connect to public networks at hotels, airports and coffee shops. It is generally safe to automatically connect to known networks like home and work.



Facebook Friendly Fraud Case Shows Chargeback Rules Not Consistent Among Merchants
Reports that Facebook leveraged "friendly fraud"-a practice e-commerce merchants are usually hurt by-in potentially deceptive ways for revenue gain surfaced in January, which has led to two U.S. senators calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate. The case has brought friendly fraud mainstream attention and exposed a calculation some merchants are able to make when they accept transactions they know are likely to be disputed, if noticed by cardholders.

Facebook is not the first internet giant to face scrutiny over the issue. Amazon was cited by the FTC in 2016 after it received many complaints from consumers about surprise in-app charges incurred by children. Complaints that companies acted unfairly with regard to children making in-app purchases were also filed again against Apple and Google.

"Settlement agreements with the FTC required those companies to modify their billing practices to ensure they obtained express, informed consent from consumers for any in-app purchases, and required them to offer refunds of up to $70 million," according to a letter urging the FTC to investigate Facebook's practices signed by 17 organizations advocating for the rights of children and consumers including Common Sense Media and the Center for Digital Democracy.

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is actively trying to establish new standards that would prevent the practice of encouraging children to make in-app purchases. On the organization's website, beneath an image of a character in tears after a player declined an in-app purchase, site states: "When apps and games are labeled for children, parents should be able to trust that they're truly safe for kids. But unfortunately, they can't. New research shows that the most popular apps in the Family section of the Google Play Store are rife with problems, like pressuring kids into making purchases." cardnotpresent.com

Alibaba Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance seized $536.2 million in fake goods last year
WTR can exclusively reveal that in 2018, criminal investigations led by Alibaba and the member brands of is anti-counterfeiting alliance resulted in the arrest of 1,277 suspects and the shutdown of 524 manufacturing and distribution locations, yielding counterfeit product seizures that totaled $536.2 million (RMB 3.6 billion).

An official Alibaba Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance (AACA) release is due to be issued tomorrow and follows the latest meeting of the alliance in Shanghai. At that gathering - which drew attendance from more than 300 people from 16 countries and regions, most of whom represented AACA brands as well as representatives from law enforcement and academia - Alibaba also stated that 97% of takedown requests from AACA members are being processed in 24 hours (during business days). worldtrademarkreview.com

Instacart rolls out an Instant Cashout feature for shoppers

Poshmark will begin collecting and remitting sales tax for marketplace sellers




Sudbury, MA: Three accused in ORC scheme that cost TJX more than $54K; elaborate return fraud scam
Police say three Newton residents ran an organized retail scam that cost TJX Cos. stores more than $54,000. Sudbury police have charged three suspects with two counts of larceny of property worth less than $250 and participating in an organized retail theft scheme. All three have been summoned to appear in Framingham District Court to be arraigned on May 17. According to a Sudbury Police report filed in Framingham District Court, TJX corporate security officers met with Sudbury police detectives on Dec. 7. According to the report, a group of people, including Marinov, Karbina and Karabin, would buy high-end items at a T.J. Maxx in Newton and use the receipt to return similar-looking - but far less expensive - items to other affiliated stores. Company security officers said the group cost the company more than $54,000, police wrote in the report. securityinfowatch.com

Jefferson City, MO: Police name five arrested after high speed pursuit Sunday
Five people from Columbia were charged Monday in Cole County Circuit Court after the Highway Patrol in Boone County ended the high speed pursuit of retail theft suspects Sunday that began in Jefferson City at Dick's Sporting Goods. All five suspects were charged in Cole County on Monday with stealing and resisting a lawful stop. Probable cause statements detail that while inside the store, the defendants grabbed clothing and placed the items into green plastic totes from the store - totaling more than $3,700 of unpurchased merchandise the defendants then left the store with through the front doors. krcgtv.com

West Reading, PA: Pennsylvania Councilman accused of stealing $16,000 of Opioids
A Pennsylvania councilman wearing a ski mask stole more than $16,000 in prescription opioids from a drug store in the town he serves, prosecutors said. Kirk Mullen, 34, was arrested Friday and charged with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, possession and intent to distribute. The West Reading man has served on the borough council since January 2018. Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams said Mullen robbed the West Reading Drug Store on Feb. 19 just before 6:30 p.m. He was not found to have a weapon. fox29.com

Nashville, TN: Suspect charged after $2K in textbooks stolen from Nashville State Community College bookstore
A 20-year-old has been arrested a year after more than $2,000 in textbooks were stolen from a college bookstore and sold to the another bookstore in Gallatin. Juaqkeib Lee, 20, was charged Monday with theft of merchandise. On January 30, 2018, Metro police said employees of the bookstore at Nashville State Community College noticed two people grabbing textbooks, valued at $2,136.50, then leaving the store quickly without paying for them. The store manager alerted school security who watched the suspects leave the bookstore and then followed their vehicle as they drove across the street to Textbook Brokers on White Bridge Pike. Lee reportedly went inside and tried to sell back some of the textbooks but left. He then went to Textbook Brokers in Gallatin where he sold back some of the books, investigators said. wkrn.com

Menomonee Falls, WI: Police Searching for Ulta Beauty Fragrance Shoplifter
According to police, on Friday, March 29, a man walked into the Ulta Beauty Supply at N91 W16051 Falls Parkway at just after 6:30 p.m. on Friday, only to walk out with $1,155 worth of men's fragrances. patch.com

Casper, WY: Woman involved her child in Ulta Beauty Shoplifting
Amanda Louise Hartley, 38, was arrested at Ulta Beauty in Casper Saturday on charges of shoplifting $999.40 worth of merchandise and child endangerment. Police were called to the store after employees observed Hartley and a child taking items and concealing them in a backpack. k2radio.com

Australia: $1.2M International Theft Syndicate; suspected of crimes in U.S.,
Canada and Australia

A ninth person has been charged over an alleged $1.2 million international organized theft syndicate, which involved more than 80 aggravated break-ins across Sydney over three months last year. Eight members of the syndicate, who are all Chilean nationals, have been arrested and charged for their involvement in thefts of designer products, cash and gold from, houses and high-end stores across Sydney. The group is suspected of similar offences in Canada, the US, Queensland, the ACT and Victoria. theaustralian.com.au

Mayfield, KY: Woman apprehended at Walmart fleeing with $1,500 in merchandise, possession of dugs and criminal tools

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Shootings, Stabbings & Deaths

Update: Durham, NC: Woman charged in stabbing of Macy's LP Officer at Streets at Southpoint
A woman has been charged in the stabbing of a loss prevention officer outside Macy's on Sunday afternoon at The Streets at Southpoint mall. Investigators have charged Natoyia Barbee, 35, of Durham with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in connection with this case. Barbee is not in custody. Authorities say the incident involved two women, who were caught shoplifting. The security officer who confronted them outside the store was subsequently stabbed in the lower chest. The Macy's employee is in the hospital in critical condition and police are actively searching for the women. wnct.com


Memphis, TN: At least 8 shots fired in parking lot Dollar Tree
Police said shots were fired in a Dollar Tree parking lot in Cooper-Young, putting innocent lives at risk. It was around 8 Friday night. Officers said he had confronted a man walking out of the store about some papers, and then opened fire. He shot at least eight times and put nearby employees and customers at risk. Officers said the victim ran off and took cover at a nearby home. wreg.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Coralville, IA: Former Kay's Jewelers Manager convicted of theft, is accused of trying to sell additional jewelry to pay off fines
North Liberty man, who was convicted for stealing jewelry from Kay Jewelers in 2017, was charged this month for attempting to sell additional jewelry stolen from the store worth more than $20,000 to pay off fines from his previous theft charge. Troy Michael Woods, 25, was arrested Monday after the Coralville Police Department served a warrant for his arrest. He was a manager at the store at the time the thefts were reported. press-citizen.com

Evansville, IL: $30 Shoplifter does $10,000 in damage to a Grocery store following his apprehension
Evansville Police say Patrick Brown, 51, tried to conceal about six steaks into his jacket pocket at the Ruler Foods on Saturday. When he tried to leave the store, a manager stopped him and escorted him to an office room until police arrived. After being taken to the office room, police say Brown became derange and belligerent. He then somehow climbed up into the ceiling of the office room and attempted to escape the building. Brown came out of the drywall hole and was eventually taken into custody by police. Brown caused approximately $10,000 worth of damage to the store. Damage included drywall, ceiling tiles, electrical wires, air conditioning unit, light fixtures, and other property. tristatehomepage.com

Mankato, MN: Realty Office Bookkeeper stole $470K to support her essential oils business; had a record of theft/ forgery from a past employer


Clackamas, OR: 1 dead after Franz Bakery truck hits propane tank at a Distribution Center
A Franz Bakery delivery truck driver was killed Monday after appearing to intentionally drive into a propane tank at the company's Clackamas distribution center, authorities say. Company Chief Executive Officer Bob Albers said other employees at the depot near Southeast Carpenter Drive and Capps Road reported seeing the male worker speed into the propane tank on the property. The crash set off at least one explosion and a two-alarm fire that torched the driver's delivery truck, two others parked nearby and damaged an adjacent building. No one else was injured. oregonlive.com


Corpus Christi, TX: Man with long criminal history takes plea deal for 30 years in prison
36-year-old Seth Wolf, who police said is a known gang member, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery in Nueces County but will also be serving an additional 30 years after reaching a plea agreement in San Patricio County. kiiitv.com

San Antonio, TX: Man gets 25 years for stabbing Walmart employee during shoplifting attempt


Auto Parts - Roseburg, OR - Burglary
Barber Shop - Stamford, CT - Burglary
Bridal Store - Dothan, AL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Tampa, FL - Armed Robbery / Clerk shooting, wounded
C-Store - Porterville, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Cartersville, GA - Armed Robbery
Cellphone Store - Los Angeles County, CA - Armed Robbery
Dick's Sporting Goods - Arlington Heights, IL - Robbery
Dollar General - Lauderdale County, MS - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Madison, WI - Robbery/ Assault
Gas Station - St Louis, MO - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Bakersfield, CA - Armed Robbery
Grocery Store - Stamford, CT - Burglary
Hobby Lobby - College Station, TX - Burglary
Jewelry Store - Northampton, MA - Burglary
Pawn Shop - West Mobile, AL - Burglary
Restaurant - Morgan Hill, CA - Armed Robbery (Starbucks)
Restaurant - Wilkes Barre, PA - Robbery
Restaurant - Stamford, CT - Burglary
Restaurant - South Bend, IN - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery (Buffalo Wild Wings)
U-Haul - Nashville, TN - Burglary
7-Eleven - Glen Ellyn, IL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Madison, WI - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
16 robberies
8 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killed



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Raleigh, NC

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will set and execute Victra's IT strategy alongside key business units to achieve success across the organization. This position will oversee retail technology (design, implementation and support), infrastructure, security, strategy, software development and point-of-sale administration...

Director of Security Operations
Irving, TX

The Director of Security Operations will be responsible for all routine operational components of Neiman Marcus Group's (NMG) Information Security Program. Major components of this program include oversight over the managed security service provided by a third party SOC provider and the development and maintenance of an incident response program and a crisis management program...

Director of Loss Prevention
Raleigh, NC

The Director of Loss Prevention will be responsible for all aspects of the company's loss prevention and security programs. The position will report to the Vice President of Internal Audit and work closely with field operations management and the corporate Legal and Risk Management groups...

Director Corp Security Investigations & Compliance
Parsippany, NJ

Responsible for the identification, development, implementation and management of the organization's operational security strategies and programs including acting as a primary contributor to the company's global anti-corruption compliance program...

AP Supervisor
Middleton, WI

An individual who is committed to safeguarding the assets of our brand through the education and training of associates, implementation of effective policies and the leveraging of existing and new technology.

This position will be responsible for:
● Maintaining the safety and security and overseeing the Asset Protection offices at our Middleton and DeForest campuses...

Regional Investigator
Westlake Village, CA

This Regional Investigator will support Guitar Center's largest region of stores while influencing and partnering with field leadership across districts and working closely with seasoned AP leaders. Under new leadership, the role of Regional Investigator will have the opportunity to contribute to redefining the department enterprise wide while building their own LP/AP skills...

Area Loss Prevention Specialist
San Francisco Bay Area

We are currently looking for an Area Loss Prevention Specialist to join our team in San Francisco Bay Area. This position is responsible for conducting employee investigations, responding to and providing guidance during critical incidents, and assessing new/current retail store locations...

Area Loss Prevention Manager
New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania

Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores. They thrive on supporting and building high performance teams that execute with excellence...

Area Loss Prevention Manager
Northern California

Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores. They thrive on supporting and building high performance teams that execute with excellence...

Area Loss Prevention Manager -
Seattle, Portland or Salt Lake City

Seattle WA, Portland OR, Salt Lake City UT

Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores...

Field Manager, Asset Protection (Northeast & Midwest)
New York, NY| Poughkeepsie, NY | Parsippany, NJ

Recruiting a Field Manager, Asset Protection to support our Northeast & Midwest HD Supply Construction & Industrial locations. This role will be based in the Greater New York area...

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