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Brooklyn, NY: Stop & Shop shoplifter dead after being apprehended by security
A 51-year-old man died after an altercation with Stop & Shop staff Saturday morning, according to police. Police are investigating the death, which occurred after the man was accused of shoplifting at the Flatbush Avenue store. The man, who NYPD later identified as Ralph Nimmons, became irate after employees stopped him to question him about allegedly shoplifting around 7:30 a.m. There was a brief altercation, during which Nimmons was "subdued" and collapsed, according to the NYPD.

Police didn't have information about how he was restrained, but witnesses said he was telling store employees to let him go and complained that he couldn't breathe as they held him down, according to reports. When emergency responders arrived on the scene around 7:49 a.m., he was in cardiac arrest and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to the FDNY. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital, the city's medical examiner will determine his cause of death.

On Sunday, Stop and Shop issued a statement on the incident: "We are saddened by the death that occurred at our Flatbush Avenue store on Saturday morning. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family. We continue to cooperate with law enforcement officials to ensure that the facts pertaining to this incident are fully and accurately determined." abc7ny.com cbslocal.com

Starbucks the latest retailer accused of racial profiling
The store is different, but the complaints have a familiar ring: black shoppers recount instances where managers call security - or the police - in situations white shoppers say they rarely face.

On Sunday, demonstrators gathered outside a Starbucks in Philadelphia to protest the store management's decision to call the police on two black men after a video of the arrest went viral, sparking a lengthy apology from the Starbucks' CEO, who offered to meet with community leaders.

The company "stands firmly against discrimination or racial profiling," he said in the statement, in which he acknowledged that the company's training and policies led to a "bad outcome."

The apology came amid a growing firestorm, including calls for a boycott, after police at a Starbucks in the Center City district of downtown Philadelphia handcuffed and arrested the men after store employees said they were trespassing. The men, according to police, had asked to use the restroom. But employees, citing store policy that only paying customers can use the restrooms, refused. They sat back down to wait and wouldn't leave when asked by employees to do so, police said.

A video posted on Twitter shows police talking to the men, who were sitting in the Starbucks, the arrival of a white man who was meeting them there, and their being handcuffed and led out of the store. usatoday.com

Starbucks CEO to meet with black men arrested at Philly store
The two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week have agreed to meet with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson. The timing of the meeting has not been set, according to a Starbucks spokesperson. The company said it hopes the meeting will occur this week while Johnson is in Philadelphia addressing the controversy over their arrests.

In an interview Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Johnson said he hoped to meet with the two men in person to apologize face to face. He called the arrests "reprehensible" and promised to take action so that it doesn't happen again. cnn.com

Rent-A-Center Manager Alleges Discrimination Following Armed Robbery Assault
The Fourth Circuit on Friday affirmed a lower court ruling that Rent-A-Center Inc. could not force a former employee to arbitrate his claims of race and disability discrimination, agreeing that more evidence was needed to determine whether arbitration agreements covered his claims.

Paul A. Kabba, a manager at Rent-A-Center, sued his former employer in January 2017, alleging that he faced discrimination after being assaulted during an armed robbery while on the job. Kabba, who is originally from Sierra Leone, took extensive medical leave and then reapplied for a Rent-A-Center job in 2012. He did not get that position, but was subsequently re-hired as a lead assistant manager in 2013. Kabba claims that upon returning to work, he was fired that same day after he was unable to perform a task due to his injuries, according to court documents. law360.com

STANLEY Security Wins Big at ISC West 2018

STANLEY Security is happy to announce it took home five awards at this year's ISC West show:

1. SAMMY Award for Best Overall Marketing Campaign
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4. SS&I Magazine's Most Valuable Product for the STANLEY IntelAssure, Powered by Viakoo
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iotega wins SIA New Product Showcase Award

Johnson Controls is pleased to announce that the iotega security and lifestyle management hub has been honored with the Best New Product Award in the Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions Wireless category. The award was presented at the 2018 SIA New Product Showcase, at ISC West in Las Vegas.

Sponsored by the Security Industry Association, the annual awards program is one of the most prestigious recognitions in the security industry. This year 122 products were entered into the awards program which announces winners in specific product and service categories, in addition to awarding its prominent Judges Choice and Best New Product Awards. tycosecurityproducts.com

80,000 more retail stores could close by 2025
Tens of thousands of retail stores might have to close over the next few years to keep up with the pace of shoppers shifting from brick-and-mortar retailers to online, according to a new report from UBS.

UBS analysts examined the supply of brick-and-mortar retail locations that would be necessary to align with the demand to shop in those physical locations. What they found paints a bleak picture for the future for retail stores.

"We [estimate] for each 100 bps increase in [e-commerce] penetration (currently 16%), an additional [9,000] stores would need to close," the UBS analysts write. "To put this in perspective, it would be the equivalent of 7 Toys 'R' US chains."

What's more, UBS estimates that anywhere from 30,000 to 80,000 stores would need to close to maintain low-single digit sales/store growth should the e-commerce penetration reach 25% of retails sales by 2025. The 80,000 figure assumes that there's 2% total retail sales growth, while the 30,000 figure assumes there's 3% sales growth. yahoo.com

March retail sales increased 5 percent over last year
March retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over February and 5 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.

"This is a healthy spending report despite market volatility, unseasonable weather and uncertain economic policies," NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. "Consumers continue to show resiliency in spending, and these numbers reflect how the economy is performing with a strong job market, gains in wages, improvements in confidence, rising home value and judicious use of credit. The biggest risk to spending is in market fluctuations that could affect confidence, but we expect these basic improvements in economic fundamentals to continue." nrf.com

In a Leaked Memo, Apple Warns Employees to Stop Leaking Information
Company found 29 leakers last year - 12 arrested

Apple Inc. warned employees to stop leaking internal information on future plans and raised the specter of potential legal action and criminal charges, one of the most-aggressive moves by the world's largest technology company to control information about its activities.

The Cupertino, California-based company said in a lengthy memo posted to its internal blog that it "caught 29 leakers," last year and noted that 12 of those were arrested. "These people not only lose their jobs, they can face extreme difficulty finding employment elsewhere," Apple added. The company declined to comment on Friday. bloomberg.com

Rate for Employee Hotline Reports on the Rise
A new NAVEX study, the 2018 Ethics & Compliance Hotline and Incident Management Benchmark Report, shows an increase in the substantiation rate of reports related to HR, Diversity and Workplace Respect in 2017.

According to NAVEX, the upward trend in substantiation of HR-related cases should be of particular interest to compliance and HR professionals. There has long been tension in organizations around whether compliance hotlines should accept HR-related cases.

NAVEX Global's research also found a slight uptick in the rate of harassment-related reports made in the fourth quarter, which coincided with the rise of the #MeToo movement in late 2017. securitymagazine.com

Time is Money
Business Travelers Identify Top Challenges They Face on the Road

Time spent in transit is the most challenging aspect of business travel, according to a report by the GBTA Foundation - the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Layovers, changing a flight or train reservation mid-trip, the work environment while traveling and preparing expense reports also topped the list of most challenging aspects for North American business travelers.

The study, Creating a Frictionless Travel Experience - North America, conducted in partnership with Sabre Corporation, identifies the main challenges business travelers face during their travel experience while also looking to understand what organizations are doing to make this experience a better one for their travelers. The top pain points all have one thing in common - they are time consuming. Given that 72 percent of business travelers are middle management or higher, it is not surprising that they are concerned about losing time or having an adequate work environment.

Why Does the Business Travel Experience Matter?

Business travel can have a considerable impact on employee satisfaction and retention as more than three-quarters (79 percent) of business travelers say their business travel experience impacts their overall job satisfaction at least somewhat. This is especially true among Millennials (88 percent). Business travel not only influences how employees feel about their current company, it can also influence whether they take a job in the first place. Nearly three in five (59 percent) indicate a company's travel policy is an important factor when considering a potential new employer. Additionally, the vast majority of travelers (84 percent) say the quality of their business travel experience impacts their business results at least somewhat. securitymagazine.com

CEO Pay Averaged Nearly $16 Million Last Year
How Retail Leaders Stacked Up

Chief executives are getting paid more money than in previous years, according to a new report by executive data firm Equilar. The company, which tracks executive compensation in its Equilar 100 study, identified CEO pay at 100 of the largest U.S. companies that filed proxy statements before March 31 and determined that total average compensation for industry leaders reached $15.7 million in 2017. Although pay increases dipped slightly compared with 2016, overall salaries were still higher last year, with the numbers outperforming the median $15 million they received the prior year. On average, CEOs took home a 5 percent raise.

A majority of the companies represented the tech and financial sectors and retail saw only two executives make the cut: Nike's Mark Parker, who earned $13.9 million last year, and Kevin Mansell of Kohl's, who brought in $11.3 million, an increase of 35 percent from his previous paycheck, the report found. footwearnews.com

Director, Strategic Alignment & Risk Management for McDonald's
- Job based in Oak Brook, Illinois

Responsible for coordinating and leading development of enterprise Safety, Security and Intelligence strategies, projects and programs by ensuring alignment, change enablement and strategic communication with key stakeholders, functional departments and external resources to leverage best practices, expertise and data analytics to enable quick identification and expeditious response to potential risk and threats and support of enterprise. careers.mcdonalds.com

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Washington pawn shop owner arrested over suspicions
of fencing stolen goods on eBay

One Stop Pawn Shop operated at 19002 Lenton Place in Monroe, until doors were closed around the end of 2016, according to a search warrant affidavit. Grigoryan reopened as NW Gold Buyers in a Highway 99 strip mall in Lynnwood in 2017. He still had dedicated regulars - some who would visit him more than once a day - and some kept coming while he didn't have a storefront.

Merchandise came in so fast he started conducting deals aftre hours while still in the Sky Valley, according to the search warrant. He was allegedly being handed garbage bags full of goods. Some customers walked away with hundreds of dollars in cash. Read more

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Protect High-Theft Products without Decreasing Sales

When combating shrink, it's important for retailers to pursue common-sense solutions in their stores. Many loss prevention products in the market today keep merchandise under lock and key (closed system), which can decrease sales by as much as 38 percent. Also, many loss prevention products are limited in functionality. This is where Southern Imperial's patented SONR System comes into play.

The SONR System, an Intelligent Loss Prevention solution, uses an open system design to draw associate attention to activity while allowing shoppers to remove and replace product without assistance from store personnel. Moreover, the SONR System is a multi-tiered security solution that allows retailers to control the level of security for individual products and situations.

Its basic level of security starts with the SONR Hook and Echo Box. Merchandise removed from the hook, by raising the attached label holder, triggers the initial response. Once raised, a warning beep is emitted to alert store personnel that there is activity in the area. The Echo Box, which is installed up to fifteen to twenty feet away, will mimic all warning beeps on the floor to alert store associates to the activity. For the second tier of security, the Echo Box can also be set to alarm if the SONR Hook is lifted for too long or cycled too often in a short time span. Finally, for retailers requiring an additional tier of security, the SONR System can link into existing security and communication systems to suit store needs.

Placing merchandise behind lock and key can have as dramatic of an impact on sales as product theft. The SONR System provides retailers with a viable solution for displaying valuable items without losing them to shrink. It keeps product visible, accessible, and most importantly, shoppable.

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Russian Must Pay $302M In International Data Hacking Case
7-Eleven, JCPenney, Hannaford Brothers retail networks affected

A Russian national was ordered Thursday to pay $302 million in restitution to five corporate victims after he copped to his role in what officials have dubbed one of the world's largest data breaches that targeted Nasdaq, Dow Jones Inc. and a slew of other companies, according to documents filed in New Jersey federal court.

U.S. District Court Judge Jerome B. Simandle said Dmitriy Smilianets, 34, of Moscow must turn over $200 million to payment processor Heartland Payment Systems Inc. and $92 million to electronic transaction processor Global Payment for helping to sell financial data collected in a global hacking scheme. The remaining $10 million is owed to Dexia Bank Belgium, Euronet and Diners Club International.

Smilianets pled guilty in 2015 to conspiring to commit wire fraud in a manner affecting a financial institution two years after a grand jury hit him and others with an 11-count indictment. Prosecutors dismissed the remaining counts after sentencing him in February to 51 months and 21 days in prison, or time served.

He is one of five defendants and four co-conspirators accused of stealing more than 160 million credit card numbers from 2005 to 2012 by hacking into corporate networks and planting malware that allowed them future access, court documents show. The hackers then sold the sensitive data they mined, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in losses.

The networks affected included those belonging to 7-Eleven Inc., JCPenney Inc., supermarket chain Hannaford Brothers Co., JetBlue Airways, Visa Inc. and Discover Financial Services Inc., according to a 2013 indictment. law360.com

Canadian retail loyalty program PC Optimum gets hit by points theft twice
Loblaws blames password glitch

​Thieves continue to steal hundreds of thousands of PC Optimum rewards points, and some members have had the misfortune of being hit twice. The reason? A glitch in the program's system allowed a thief to stay in a member's online account even after the initial theft was discovered and the password reset.

After being contacted by CBC News on Monday, PC Optimum's owner, Loblaws, said it was fixing the password reset glitch, and reported on Friday that the problem had been resolved. The retailer said only "a very small number" of its nine million members had been negatively affected.

Since launching on Feb. 1, the PC Optimum rewards program has battled a handful of technical issues, including strangers' accounts being combined together and members' points disappearing into cyberspace. cbc.ca

7 Non-Financial Data Types to Secure
Here's a look at seven data types many companies have collected and hoarded with abandon, and that need to protected just like financial data. If your organization has terabytes of any of these data types sitting in a warehouse, lake, or cluster, then it may be time to start the audit to see just how exposed it - and your company - truly are:

Medical Information - Even if your company isn't bound by HIPPA, health-based information must be considered exceptionally sensitive and must be protected as such.

Browser History - When an organization uses tracking cookies as part of its Web application suite and stores the information as part of its customer data, then that central store becomes extremely valuable - and vulnerable.

Survey Data -
Once a company has data from a survey, whether the immediate point of the survey is entertainment or political action, it should treat that data as PII and take steps to protect it accordingly.

- If your organization allows users to make comments, then it should protect those users from having their comments scraped, stolen, and combined with other information to help criminals bring them to harm.

Employment Details - When we protect employee data, we tend to focus on those pieces that connect directly to a bank account or other financial factor. But a company may have a legitimate need to keep all kinds of information that can be used to target the employee for intimidation, blackmail, or harassment - all things that can be enormously damaging to the individual and costly for the company to remediate.

Passwords - When a password file is breached, the effects can ripple out across scores of sites and services.

Synthesized Data - Though some professionals like to pretend that Big Data stores are immune to theft because of their size and complexity, hacking teams such as the Lazarus Group have shown that they are willing to get into a network and slowly exfiltrate huge data stores over months or years. darkreading.com

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Strategic Asset Protection

ALTO is a comprehensive collaboration program that combines technology, marketing, intelligent prosecution, and concierge-level support services to bridge the gap between retail and law enforcement to create safer store environments and enhance business profitability. Over 7,000 store locations in 100 cities in Latin America, Europe and now the United States have signed on to ALTO's service. Karl Langhorst, Executive Vice President for ALTO US, tells us about some of their early success here in the States.


How Does the NRF LP Council Work?

As a former VP of LP for the NRF, Joe LaRocca shares with Amber Bradley some of the ins and outs of the NRF LP Council, the work they do, and the value they provide to the industry.

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The Account Takeover Kill Chain
Fraud and account takeover threats continue to be a significant challenge for security and fraud teams. As security improvements are made at the point of sale, including EMV chip adoption, increased online sales are driving increases in fraud targeting online applications. With access to the security data exhaust of delivering 15-30 percent of the world's web traffic, Akamai has confirmed this pattern, observing increases in credential stuffing and account takeover attacks. Because these complex attacks have a repeatable series of steps taken by the attacker, however, there are opportunities for fraud and security teams to disrupt these attacks at every phase.

Credential stuffing, a critical element in account takeover attacks, continues to be observed taking place on a massive scale. In November 2017, Akamai observed more than one trillion requests from bots-a figure that includes all manner of automation, including "good" bots like search engine crawlers and performance analytics tools. The company determined that more than one billion requests from bots during that month were part of credential stuffing attacks targeting retail, with nearly as many targeting the hospitality industry. This is one of the highest volumes of attacks on the Internet.

A kill chain for account takeover would likely start in the same manner as the majority of attacks-with reconnaissance. Attackers will map out endpoints that provide access to login, including web forms, mobile API's used by native apps, or other exposed API's. An attacker could leverage automation to help with this task by spidering the site looking for login endpoints to help with manual discovery processes. It is important that defenders also conduct recon of their own assets to ensure that all entry points are enumerated and protected. In our experience, organizations often believe they have protected all login entry points, only for an attacker to find an overlooked API or Web entry point from a less popular entry point. cardnotpresent.com

Amazon program trades merchandise for customer reviews - as long as they are honest
Amazon Vine is an invitation-only program that provides members with free products in exchange for their honest reviews. The merchandise is provided by participating vendors.

The program was created to provide customers with more details, and help them to make more informed purchase decisions. Participating companies - as well as Amazon - do not influence, modify or edit the reviews, according to the company's website.

Despite suppliers issuing merchandise for review, Vine Voices members are not compensated for participating or writing reviews. Other rules include that contributors cannot manipulate content or features, are share false, misleading, or inauthentic content, according to Amazon's guidelines. chainstoreage.com

Macy's tops rivals as online apparel destination

Amazon and Walmart Battle for Control of Flipkart

Last Day to Register: 1st Annual METRORCA Information Sharing & Training Conference - April 17

The METRORCA will host the 1st annual Information Sharing and Training Conference at the New York City Police Department Academy, 130-30 28th Avenue, Flushing, New York, on April 17th, 2018. Parking is free for all attendees.

The agenda for this information sharing conference will include new and varied material from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies as well as private sector loss prevention professionals focusing on a wide range of topics including: the Opioid Epidemic and ORC, Crypto Currency, Cognitive Interviewing, and more.

This one day conference will commence with an open registration and networking. There is a $50 registration fee, which includes lunch and conference related materials. Parking is free for all attendees.

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Decatur, IL: 2 arrested after buying over $9,000 of Lowe's merchandise with stolen credit card information
A 33-year-old Chicago man and a 31-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, woman were arrested at 2 p.m. Thursday after police said they purchased more than $9,000 worth of merchandise with stolen credit card information. A signed police affidavit said Decatur police detectives pulled over a white box truck for failing to use a traffic signal. The man was the truck's driver and provided a false name due to an identity theft warrant from Will County. The affidavit said detectives searched the truck's cargo area and found the following items: A $200 trimmer, Four Frigidaire refrigerators valued at $3,200, Two patio chairs valued at $344, Two lawn mowers valued at $678, Three 50-gallon water heaters valued at $1,548, A $1,199 Samsung refrigerator, A $279 washing machine base, A $900 washing machine.

The man and woman were interviewed by police separately and the man said he purchased credit card information on the "dark web" for $100. He told police that he is associated with a Chicago-based group and was ordered to drive the appliances to Chicago and turn the truck over to an unknown person there. The woman told police that she knew the credit card information was stolen, and that she picked up the merchandise from a Lowe's Home Improvement store. The man said that both he and the woman were earning $300 each to transport the merchandise to Chicago, the affidavit said. herald-review.com

Ionia County, MI: Sheriff's Office needs help in ID'ing retail fraud suspect
According to Undersheriff Charles Noll, reports of retail fraud that began at a Walmart in Delta Township near Lansing have now also occurred at the Walmart in Berlin Township south of Ionia, as well as the Walmart in Greenville in Montcalm County. Noll said the Sheriff's Office was contacted by Walmart's Loss Prevention Department, informing them that a group of people, or possibly one person, has been staging items in particular spots throughout Walmart stores only to return later, cover the items, and sneak them out through the store entranceway. thedailynews.cc

Vanceboro, NC: Three people arrested, face 72 felony counts, in Pitt and Craven Co. check fraud case
Three people were arrested in Craven County after a several week investigation by the Vanceboro Police Department. Over the past few weeks, the police department became aware of check fraud. On Saturday, Vanceboro Police said the case generated 72 felonies and several misdemeanors, with more possible charges from other agencies coming. wnct.com

Eau Clarie, WI: Bond set for woman accused in the theft of 56 Cell phones and $6,700 worth of tablets from Walmart
Lasyona Miles, 30, is charged with felony retail theft. Miles, and two other suspects, went into the Eau Claire Wal-Mart in October of last year and stole 56 cell phones from a locked display case. The complaint say video shows the group forcing the display case open, taking the phones and putting them into a container. Investigators say the group is also tied to another theft at the same Wal-Mart in September where they took $6,700-worth of tablets. weau.com

Cranberry Township, PA: Walmart believes theft part of Organized Crime Ring
Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin are looking for more information on four unknown men who stole $1,682 worth of electronics at 8:30 a.m. Friday from Walmart in Cranberry Township. Police said they left the scene in a blue Toyota van with NY license plates. thederrick.com

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Shootings, Bomb Scare & Deaths

Columbia, SC: Shooting outside Columbia Place Mall; 2 wounded, 1 critical following an argument in parking lot
Saturday afternoon, Deputies said two groups reportedly got into a dispute in the parking lot of the mall just after 2 p.m. The two groups both drew firearms and shot at each other when one of the victims was struck in the upper body and collapsed inside the mall. That person was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Both groups jumped into vehicles and fled the scene before deputies could arrive. A second victim was later brought to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the lower body. wtoc.com

Royalton Township, MI: 3 dead after Police chase, crash
following Gun Shop Burglary

Deputies say three people are dead and a fourth is critically injured after a police chase. The Berrien County sheriff's office says a break-in was reported early Sunday at the Black Arsenal Gun Store. Authorities say the deputy stopped the SUV, but it sped off and exited the freeway before crashing into a tree. The driver, 20 years old and 2 of the 3 passengers, all 17 were killed. Police found all eight stolen guns at the crash scene. seattletimes.com

Kirkland, WA: Man arrested following Bomb Scare/ hostage situation at an area Gas Station

Robberies & Thefts

Houston, TX: Suspects smash U-Haul into Gun store
This morning at 5am, Houston police are responding to a burglary at a firearms store off the Katy Freeway. Police said the suspects crashed a U-Haul truck into the store, but were unable to get inside and fled the scene. khou.com

Miami, FL: Fireworks used as Distraction inside Dadeland Mall;
Theft of a High End Watch from Mayor's Jewelers

It was time for panic for shoppers at Dadeland Mall, Sunday evening, but not a single shot was fired. Instead, what got patrons agitated started with a crafty crook, a pricey watch and some noisy firecrackers. According to Miami-Dade Police, a thief set off firecrackers at a jewelry store inside the shopping center, in order to create a diversion so he could steal the high-priced timepiece. Investigators said the subject went inside Mayors Jewelers and asked to look at an expensive watch. Just after 6:30 p.m., police said, the thief threw firecrackers as a distraction and ran out with the merchandise. The incident triggered panic among shoppers, resulting in a social media flurry of tweets, photos and videos. Some tweets refer to fireworks being set off inside the mall. wsvn.com

Shreveport, LA: Two Walmart Shoplifters Arrested, one at large after attempting to Run Over a Deputy

Harris County, TX: Deputies searching for Kohl's shoplifter accused of pointing pistol at LP officer

Topeka, KS: Target Shoplifter punches LP then pulls a knife, now charged with Aggravated Robbery, no injuries reported

Harris County, TX: Deputies continue to investigate 2 shoplifters who pulled gun on Kohl's LP back in January

Sentencings & Charges

Re-Sentencing Ordered for Two Convicted of 7-Eleven Clerk's Killing
A state appeals court panel Friday upheld the convictions of two men for a convenience store clerk's killing during an attempted robbery they committed amid a series of hold-ups throughout the Los Angeles area, but reversed a judge's sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for one of the defendants. The three-justice panel from California's 2nd District Court of Appeal found that there was "ample evidence" to support Bryant S. Moore's first-degree murder conviction, but insufficient evidence to support the jury's finding of the special circumstance allegation of murder during an attempted robbery. Moore was convicted along with Rasheen Childs in the Dec. 22, 2013, attempted robbery of Gonzalo Garcia, 31, at a 7-Eleven store in Highland Park. mynewsla.com


C- Store - Jackson, MS - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Macon, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Tellico Plains, TN - Burglary
C-Store - Albany, GA - Burglary
C-Store - Peoria, IL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Silverdale, WA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Johnstown, PA - Robbery
C-Store - East Northpoint, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Dekalb County, GA - Burglary/ 3rd x in a week
C-Store - Salt Lake City, UT - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Winslow, AZ - Armed Robbery/Suspect shot by police
Coin Shop - Everett, WA - Armed Robbery
Cricket Wireless - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
CVS - Santa Barbara, CA - Armed Robbery
CVS - Orland, CA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Marietta, OK - Robbery
Gun Shop - Royalton Township, MI - Burglary/ 3 suspect killed in Crash
Gun Shop - Houston, TX - Burglary
Health Center - Stafford, TX - Armed Robbery
Jewelry Store - Miami, FL - Robbery
Liquor Store - Lowell, MA - Armed Robbery
Marijuana Dispensary - Portland, OR - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
Thrift store - Lyndonville, VT - Burglary
7-Eleven - Naples, FL - Robbery
7-Eleven - Dallas, TX - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
20 robberies
6 burglaries
1 shooting
1 killing



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You will be responsible for driving company objectives in profit and loss control, sales performance, customer satisfaction, and shrink results. District Loss Prevention Managers are responsible for leading Loss Prevention functions within a specific operations district and for collaborating with Store Operations and Human Resources in an effort to prevent company loss...

Field Manager, Asset Protection (East Coast & Canada)
Atlanta, GA

The Field Manager, Asset Protection is based in Atlanta, GA and is responsible for executing AP programs and strategies relating to theft and fraud mitigation, operational integrity, and compliance supporting the East Coast and Canada facilities...

Fraud Operations Analyst
Atlanta, GA

The Fraud Analyst is based in Atlanta, GA and is responsible for protecting HD Supply Construction & Industrial through proactive review of internal and external transactions to identity fraudulent and/or inappropriate use which warrant further investigation. This role will also support Asset Protection through the ongoing development of reporting intelligence and administration...
Supervisor Asset Protection - Maurices Headquarters
Duluth, MN
We are currently looking for an Asset Protection Supervisor for our maurices Corporate Offices in in Duluth, MN. In this role you will oversee the day to day safety & asset protection operations as they relate to the corporate office with general direction from AP management & supervises a team of hourly AP associates...

Senior Asset Protection Specialist - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

This job contributes to REI's success by mitigating and reducing shrink (including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and products in a specified retail store...

Regional Loss Prevention Manager-West Coast Region Pasadena, CA
Crate and Barrel is America's most exciting housewares specialty retailer with 100+ locations and over 6,500 associates nationwide. We are seeking an experienced, committed and enthusiastic professional to join our Internal Audit department...

Regional LP Investigator
Northern CA/Phoenix

The Regional Loss Prevention Investigator is responsible for analyzing internal & external theft trends in assigned market and to develop strategies to identify and resolve theft cases. The Regional Loss Prevention Investigator will work with the Investigative Risk and Fraud Analyst in the identification of internal theft cases, and ensure that all cases are brought to a successful resolution...

Regional LP Investigator

The Regional Loss Prevention Investigator is responsible for analyzing internal & external theft trends in assigned market and to develop strategies to identify and resolve theft cases. The Regional Loss Prevention Investigator will work with the Investigative Risk and Fraud Analyst in the identification of internal theft cases, and ensure that all cases are brought to a successful resolution...

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