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2019 GLPS - Group LP Selfies

Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
Building Industry Pride - One Team Selfie at a Time

Petco Loss Prevention and Safety Team at Petco Park

"Protecting Petco's Profits"

Front Row from left to right: Manny Queiroga Regional Investigations Leader, Tina Ayo CFI,LPC Manager Loss Prevention Support, Chance Bowlin CFI,LPC Director Loss Prevention Environmental Health and Safety, Mike McCaffrey VP Store Operations Support, Mark Tow CFI,LPC Regional Loss Prevention Leader

Back Row from left to right: Brian Cappelletti Manager Supply Chain Loss Prevention, Edwin Colon, Sr Specialist Environmental Health and Safety, Mike Bruce CFI,LPC Regional Loss Prevention Leader, Steve Dubeck CFI,LPC Regional Loss Prevention Leader, Brandon Aldridge CFI Regional Loss Prevention Leader, Blue Mews, Brigette Ross LPC Regional Investigations Leader, Amy Ebersole-Martinez, Manager Environmental Health and Safety, Red Ruff, Marie Bangerter ,Loss Prevention Fraud Investigator, Ryan Morgan Loss Prevention Fraud Investigator, Gerardo Zamarripa LPQ, Loss Prevention Fraud Investigator, Christopher Buszka, Loss Prevention Fraud Investigator

Not Pictured: Randall Sneed CFI,LPC Regional Investigations Leader, Celeste Alvarado Loss Prevention Support Specialist, Cindy Kinnard-Diamond Loss Prevention Support Specialist, Michelle Cortes Loss Prevention Support Specialist, William Macaulay CFI,LPC Regional Investigations Leader


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Tina Sellers named Vice President of Loss Prevention for Family Dollar Stores
Tina's previous role was as Director of Asset Protection for Retail Business Services, and she's been in a variety of leadership roles in the Loss Prevention Industry. Prior, Tina was the Director of LP for Delhaize Group, Vice President for GameStop for over eleven years as well as their Director of Loss Prevention for over six years. She has also worked as Director of Loss Prevention for Wherehouse Music and Wet Seal/Contempo Casuals, Regional Loss Prevention Manager for OfficeMax and Staples, and District Asset Protection Manager for Mervyn's. Tina has been in this industry for over 28 years. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Public Law and Government from Eastern Michigan University, and acquired her Juris Doctorate in Law at the University of Toledo College of Law. Congratulations, Tina!

Joe Renner named Director of Safety and Security
for Check Into Cash

Joe acquired the position back in September and is responsible for the company-wide management of all safety and security functions. Previously, he was a Deputy/Detective for Bradley County Sheriff's Office and an Investigator for Logan, Thompson, P.C. Congratulations, Joe!

Marc Rojas promoted to Sr. Manager AWS Infrastructure Security Teams - AMER-West, South America, Canada for Amazon Web Services
Previously, Marc was the Senior Manager, Amazon Logistics LP in Seattle for the online retailer. He started with Amazon in 2017 as Global Investigative Strategy and Risk. Prior, Marc held other investigations and security positions including Senior Director of Corporate Security and Corporate Investigations, Director of Corporate Security and Corporate Investigations - NYC and Regional LP Director for Ross Stores, as well as Group Investigations Team Leader, District AP Team Leader and Distribution AP Group Leader for Target. He was also a District LP Manager for Marshall's and a Field LP Manager for Gap Inc. Marc earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Security Management from the University of Phoenix. Congratulations, Marc!

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The D&D Daily's Exclusive - Publicly Reported
'Retail Fatalities Report' Q1 2019

Retail Fatalities Up 22% Since 2016

122 Retail Violent Deaths - Down 2% in Q1 From '18

Q1 Deaths Down 2% Over '18
Q1 Criminal Acts Flat With '18

Q1 Deaths Up 22% Over '16
Q1 Criminal Acts Up 31% Over '16

122 Retail Violent Deaths in Q1 2019 by Category
34% Suspects - 66% Victims
41 Suspects, 59 Customers, 20 Associates, 2 LP/LE/Security

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Dallas DA Creuzot Takes Heat from Council Members Over New Theft Policy
Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot defended his recent decision to stop prosecuting certain quality-of-life crimes over the objections of members of the Dallas City Council's Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee on Monday. The reforms, Creuzot said, are meant to make Dallas a safer, more equitable city, not to enable those who commit low-level offenses, as critics of the new policies have accused Creuzot of doing.

Most controversially, Creuzot also plans to decline prosecuting anyone caught stealing $750 or less worth of necessary personal items, like baby formula, diapers or food.

"Let me apologize, I can't apologize enough publicly. The way this was written was confusing and totally my fault," Creuzot said. "This confusion and lack of understanding - (that's something) I'm going to take personal responsibility for."

Published in Thursday's Daily
Dallas DA:  Won't Prosecute Shoplifting Under $750 Unless Financial Gain
Texas Police Union Calls For DA's Removal Over His Plan Not to Prosecute
Certain Crimes

Chicago's Teenage Mob Attacks Designed To Distract Police
Hundreds of teenagers swarmed city streets for the second time in a week on Easter Sunday. This time, police arrested 12 people who contributed to the mayhem that clogged parts of downtown.

Experts said the mobs aren't just disturbances caused by crowds of teens with nowhere to go. They're actually diversions to serve as a distraction so crimes can be committed.

Alderman Brian Hopkins of Chicago's 2nd Ward says pockets of violence sometimes erupt within the mobs. Hopkins said groups of teens connect on social media and make plans to bombard downtown areas together. "They're trying to get large groups together so they can hide behind these groups and commit these criminal acts."

Hopkins said retail theft in particular spikes during these incidents because the police are spread thin and store security guards get distracted with the large crowds.

Chicago Police Boost Presence Outside Retail Shops on North Michigan Ave.
Chicago Police have a large presence outside retail shops on North Michigan Avenue again Monday evening. Just last night, 11 teens were arrested after once again, causing trouble in the Gold Coast. In the past week, police have arrested more than 50 people in connection with the groups. fox32chicago.com

Police claim IL State's Attorney's Office charges inconsistently
"They create their own laws at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, using their own discretion, with some people questioning if they're actually legislating at the county level," O'Shea told Wednesday Journal. "The charging guidelines, the guide they used, is inconsistent with what is in state law. It's putting agencies [in a position where they're] not able to help victims; they aren't able to protect."

"They don't want to increase the felony loads in the criminal court room. They claim they consider retail theft a nonviolent crime in itself," O'Shea said. "They didn't feel they wanted to approve it based on their agenda." oakpark.com

Indiana: Attempts to Amend Public Theft
with ORC Bill Fails

A bill that passed the state House of Representatives without dissent Monday would, in some circumstances, dock the pensions of public officials in Indiana who are convicted of stealing public funds.

On Monday, House Bill 1192 passed 81-0 through the House and is headed to the governor's desk. A recent committee discussion on House Bill 1192 underscored the often last-minute efforts to inject failed legislation into bills that are still moving through the General Assembly.

House Bill 1323, which died in the Senate, would have enhanced a prison sentence for someone convicted of theft who sold the stolen items on the internet as a racketeering enterprise.
On April 15, Indiana Retail Council President Grant Monahan asked committee members to amend 1192 by including 1323. The attempt to merge the bills failed.

"The bill before you deals with theft. So does House Bill 1323," Monahan said. "It deals with a very serious threat that retailers face every day. It's sort of what I think as the 21st century version of shoplifting."
Monahan's suggestion didn't sway the committee. Committee member Rep. Donna Schaibley, R-Carmel, said, "1323 is a really good bill, and it's very unfortunate it didn't get heard in the Senate. ... These individuals are kind of targeting Indiana because surrounding states have laws that prohibit this. pharostribune.com

Body Cameras for LP Taking Off in UK, Not US Yet
The use of body cameras to protect retail staff, properties and the general public

The effectiveness of body cameras as law enforcement technology is still subject to debate. When it comes to store security personnel, however, they could well be the next big thing.

Walmart's U.K. supermarket chain Asda began outfitting security guards with body cameras last year in an effort to protect them from abuse and attack from the public.

"There's no doubt that body-worn cameras do have a deterrent effect, and we are very supportive of such measures aimed at reducing violence, threats and abuse at work," says Paddy Lillis, general secretary of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers, headquartered in Manchester, England.

USDAW notes recent reports from the British Retail Consortium, Association of Convenience Stores and police on the increase of abuse directed toward retail staff. "Worryingly, 56 percent of shopworkers who experience violence, threats or abuse at work do not report the incident to their employer, including 22 percent who were physically attacked," the union says.

The use of body cameras by U.S. businesses, including retailers, hospitals and sports and entertainment venues, is being discussed; so far there has not been much movement toward its adoption. Read Hayes, a research scientist at the University of Florida in Gainesville and director of the Loss Prevention Research Council, says he knows of only one U.S. retailer currently using body-worn cameras - he isn't permitted to identify the company.

Hayes' team is currently working with a camera provider and a retailer to develop an experiment where parking lot personnel like security guards and cart collectors are equipped with body-worn cameras at select stores. stores.org

Student sues Apple for $1 billion, claims face-recognition caused for false arrest
A New York college student filed a lawsuit against Apple for $1 billion, claiming the company's alleged use of facial recognition software in its stores falsely linked him to a series of Apple store thefts.

Ousmane Bah, 18, claims that he received a summons from a court in Boston saying that he stole $1,200 worth of Apple products in 2018, according to papers filed on Monday in Manhattan federal court.

On the day of one of the thefts in Boston, Bah was attending his senior prom in Manhattan, according to the court documents. The suit claims Bah was also falsely blamed for Apple store robberies in Delaware, New Jersey and Manhattan.

Bah says someone must have used his lost ID to pretend they were him after they got caught stealing merchandise from Apple. The college student believes that the iPhone giant accepted the identification and then programmed its security systems to recognize the perpetrator's face as Bah's. usatoday.com

Proposed Washington State facial recognition & data privacy law stalls in House
The bill's easy passage through the State Senate by a vote of 46-1 had seemed to suggest it would likely be approved by the House, but it is now likely dead, at least until the next legislative session. biometricupdate.com

Amazon Opens 11th Go Store in San Francisco
Bezos Talks Go Stores With Shareholders

While not a direct competitor to supermarkets, the Amazon Go format is seen as a threat to brick-and-mortar food retailers. Published reports have said Amazon Go may pop up in new types of locations such as airports and expand to thousands of outlets over the next several years.

In a letter to shareholders last week, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos noted that the company can leverage its technology prowess to help grow its brick-and-mortar retail presence.

"For many years, we considered how we might serve customers in physical stores but felt we needed first to invent something that would really delight customers in that environment. With Amazon Go, we had a clear vision: Get rid of the worst thing about physical retail - checkout lines. No one likes to wait in line. Instead, we imagined a store where you could walk in, pick up what you wanted and leave."

"Getting there was hard, technically hard. It required the efforts of hundreds of smart, dedicated computer scientists and engineers around the world," Bezos told shareholders. "We had to design and build our own proprietary cameras and shelves and invent new computer-vision algorithms, including the ability to stitch together imagery from hundreds of cooperating cameras. And we had to do it in a way where the technology worked so well that it simply receded into the background, invisible. The reward has been the response from customers, who've described the experience of shopping at Amazon Go as 'magical'." He added that he's "excited about the future" for Amazon Go."

Overall, Amazon's U.S. physical stores currently include 479 Whole Foods Markets, 11 Amazon Go convenience stores, 18 Amazon Books stores, three Amazon 4-Star outlets and five Amazon Pop-Up sites. There are also four "Presented by Amazon" mall kiosks.  supermarketnews.com

A closer look at the BOPIS customer experience
Amidst the news of growth in retail sales, and specifically online sales, what is often buried in the headlines is the area of the greatest growth in retail - Buy Online and Pickup In-Store (BOPIS).

In a collaborative research effort to gain a greater understanding of the BOPIS shopping experience, 300 secret shoppers were dispatched to observe activities at 10 top retailers across the U.S.

Download your copy of this insight-filled report to see shopper rankings of the retailers by experience, as well as analysis and rankings of:

● The online purchase process
● Notification time
● The store pickup experience
● What retailers are doing well
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Is Your Retailer Considering Jumping Into the Cannabis "Goldrush?"
If So Here's What They're Looking For

5 Key Factors to Consider Before Making a Cannabis Acquisition
Cannabis is near the top of that list for growth industries. In fact, spending on legal cannabis in the U.S. is expected to increase from the current $12.9 billion to $20.4 billion in 2022.

As legal issues get resolved and public support increases, the cannabis industry will become increasingly attractive to institutional investors. A recession in the U.S. could further push more investors into cannabis, chasing yield in the strongest growth market over the last few years. cannabisbusinessexecutive.com


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FireEye Joins Retail and Hospitality ISAC as Associate Member
April 23, 2019 - Washington, DC -  The Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) and FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE) today announced that the intelligence-led security company has joined the RH-ISAC as an Associate member. Through this relationship, RH-ISAC's analysts will have access to the FireEye® Helix security operations platform, providing deeper intelligence and analytics to further strengthen information shared by its members.

As Tommy McDowell, vice president of intelligence for the RH-ISAC, explains, "Having access to the FireEye Helix platform expands our analysts' visibility of threat actors, and provides the opportunity to detect advanced threats and vulnerabilities - all with the goal of strengthening the defenses of our member companies and the retail and hospitality industries that we serve."

"In light of increased browser-based attacks and the continuing evolution of opportunistic, financially motivated cybercrime actors, our involvement with the RH-ISAC is another way to demonstrate our support of the retail and hospitality community," said Dave Baumgartner, CTO of the Americas at FireEye. "In addition to enabling the RH-ISAC to stand up its own instance of Helix, we want to play an active role within RH-ISAC to help strengthen their retail and hospitality cyber communities. We also look forward to serving as a keynote speaker at the RH-ISAC 2019 Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit this summer in Denver." apnews.com

IC3 Annual Report Released
Report Shows Cyber-Enabled Crimes and Costs Rose in 2018
ICE Recovery Team Success in Recovering BEC Funds

The statistics gathered by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) for 2018 show Internet-enabled theft, fraud, and exploitation remain pervasive and were responsible for a staggering $2.7 billion in financial losses in 2018.

In its annual Internet Crime Report, the FBI reports the IC3 received 351,936 complaints in 2018-an average of more than 900 every day. The most frequently reported complaints were for non-payment/non-delivery scams, extortion, and personal data breaches. The most financially costly complaints involved business email compromise, romance or confidence fraud, and investment scams, which can include Ponzi and pyramid schemes.

"The 2018 report shows how prevalent these crimes are," said Donna Gregory, chief of the IC3. "It also shows that the financial toll is substantial and a victim can be anyone who uses a connected device. Awareness is one powerful tool in efforts to combat and prevent these crimes. Reporting is another. The more information that comes into the IC3, the better law enforcement is able to respond."

The bright spots reported by the IC3 include the establishment in February 2018 of the Recovery Asset Team and its success in recovering funds lost in business email compromise scams. These sophisticated scams involve perpetrators infiltrating businesses' email accounts and requesting fraudulent wire transfers or gift card purchases. fbi.gov

Retail & Hospitality ISAC Announces Report: Anatomy of Account Takeover
The Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) today announced that its Fraud Committee has released Anatomy of Account Takeover (ATO) report, which provides a holistic overview of the evolving ATO threat and offers best practices for detection and response.
Key topics covered in the report include:

● Background on ATOs and the impact on the retail and hospitality industries
● Profiles, methods & monetization of threat actors
● Best Practices for ATO Prevention and Detection

"ATO is an ever-increasing cost threat for retail and hospitality companies worldwide," said Suzie Squier, president of the RH-ISAC. "As cyber criminals become more sophisticated with their hacking methods, it is important for security teams to be vigilant and up-to-date on how best to thwart attackers. This resource can help organizations effectively adapt their strategies to mitigate anticipated ATO risk." rhisac.org

Are You Ready to Manage AI Risks?
Most companies have IT-related risk management programs, but they need to be updated to include the nuances of AI.

Failure to focus on the potential risks -- and thinking only of the potential benefits -- is a classic early market symptom of new technology adoption. Later, when the potential risks become evident, the initial idealism is replaced with a sound enterprise strategy.

"It's far easier to instill and institutionalize AI-related risk management processes now rather than rearchitecting everything after something goes wrong," said Mills. "If you plan to use AI at enterprise scale, the ideal time to think about the governance issues is now." informationweek.com

After Corporate Acquisitions, Expect Cybersecurity Surprises
For companies making an acquisition, cybersecurity surprises often emerge only after a deal has been finalized, according to lawyers and cybersecurity specialists.

Companies typically check during the due diligence process that an acquisition target is following basic cybersecurity steps, such as training workers to identify phishing attacks, monitoring for hackers and having written cybersecurity policies.

But typical cybersecurity due diligence is limited because access is restricted to keep the deal secret and to preserve the privacy of a target's data and systems in case the purchase falls apart. This narrow view means acquirers don't really know what cybersecurity problems they might be buying. cmail20.com

1 in 4 Aware But Ignore Security Guidelines
Even more are knowingly connecting to unsecure networks and sharing confidential information through collaboration platforms.


Turn Bluetooth Off When You're Not Using It

There are two reasons you should keep your Bluetooth off when you are not using it. Bluetooth uses up your battery life, so turn it off whenever possible to conserve your battery. Turning Bluetooth off when not using it also minimizes your risk of becoming a victim of hacking via security vulnerabilities. Attacks like BlueBorne are becoming more common. BlueBorne could allow any device with Bluetooth turned on to be attacked. The best way to stay safe is to turn off Bluetooth when not using it.




Learn How Biometrics & AI Can Reduce Shrink and Generate New Revenue Streams

Larry Reed, CEO, ZKTeco USA


ZKTeco is the world's leading developer of biometric solutions. Their products are used by some of the largest retail chains in the country to help reduce shrink. Retailers use ZKTeco biometric readers most often to prevent their employees from misusing keys and badges to gain unauthorized access to inventory, cash room, computer room and other high value rooms. Larry Reed, CEO, ZKTeco USA, discusses how retailers can leverage biometric technology to help reduce shrink and create new revenue streams.

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Larry Reed, CEO, ZKTeco USA

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Biometrics have already reached consumers. Just look at the fingerprint reader or facial recognition camera on your phone. If biometrics are a good idea for protecting photos on your phone, Larry Reed, CEO, ZKTeco USA, tells us why it's an even better idea for retailers protecting millions of dollars' worth of product.




Bodybuilding.com discloses security breach
Bodybuilding.com, the internet's biggest online store and online forum for fitness and bodybuilding enthusiasts, has disclosed last week a security breach that impacted its IT systems. Customer data might have been exposed, the company said in a short message posted on its website. Its staff isn't sure if the attacker accessed customer data, though.

A third-party security firm was hired to help with the investigation, but forensics experts couldn't confirm that customer data was stolen from Bodybuilding.com's servers, either. Bodybuilding.com said investigators traced the unauthorized activity to a phishing email its staff received in July 2018. At least one employee appears to have fallen for this email.

Hackers used the data they obtained from this phishing email to access the company's network in February 2019. Bodybuilding.com didn't say when it detected the intrusion, but it said it finished its investigation on April 12. It went public with the security breach a week later, on April 19. zdnet.com

Bad bots are responsible for a fifth of all web traffic
According to Distil Research Lab's Bad Bot report, hundreds and billions of "Bad Bots" requests were found. Moreover, they also enable large scale malicious activity like web scraping and competitive data mining.

The research released on Wednesday 17th, 2019 mentioned 73.6 percent of bad bots as "Advanced Persistent Bots." Although the number of bad bot traffic has shown a decline over the years; thanks to the sophisticated encryptions, the report said.

Gaming and gambling also saw a quarter of bad-bot traffic with reported (25.9%). However, Ecommerce got a surprisingly low percentage with only 18% traffic coming from bad bots. Malicious activities on e-commerce activities include credit-card fraud, gift card abuse, and account takeovers. techradar.com

Amazon To Accept Bitcoin Payments


Columbus, GA: Muscogee Co. Sheriff's Office recovers $400,000 worth of stolen goods from Walmart and Sam's Club
Following a lengthy investigation, The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stolen goods this week. Authorities say they executed four search warrants in the Columbus, Muscogee, and Harris County areas on Wednesday.

The search warrants were the result of a lengthy investigation conducted by multiple agencies including the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office, the Walmart Global Investigations Unit, and the United States Secret Service. Police say the merchandise recovered had been stolen from Walmart, Sam's, and other stores throughout the southeast. In total, it was estimated to be worth as much as $400,000. The investigation is still ongoing at this time. wtvm.com

Cupertino, CA: Santa Clara Co Sheriff's Dept. arrest 3 in $3,000 cosmetics theft; female suspect is at large
The burglary suppression unit caught four suspects who stole nearly $3000 worth of merchandise from the store, the sheriff's unit announced. The female suspect ran away as the deputies attempted to apprehend her and remains at large. All three were taken into custody on suspicion of organized retail theft. patch.com

Seattle, WA: Woman wanted for targeting Beauty Supply stores along I-5; stolen thousands in hair extensions

Smithfield, RI: Two Burglary suspect hit a C-Store for $7,500 in cigarettes

Tolland, CT: 115 MPH Ticket On I-84 Leads To $7,500 of Stolen Goods Recovery

Moss Bluff, LA: Burglary suspect does $1,000 in store damage, steals $4,000 in cigarettes

West Brownsville, PA;; Two charged with Felony Theft for stealing 2 TV's from Walmart, totaling $1,235

The Villages, FL: Woman with more than $1,000 in stolen merchandise arrested at Belk

Osage County, OK: Deputies Searching For 2 Grand Larceny Suspects, Lee Smith and Brooklyn Cochran

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Shootings & Deaths

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Clearwater, FL: Shoplifting suspects dragged Dollar General employee with car
Surveillance video was released by the Clearwater Police Department, showing the two unidentified women walking into the store at 1600 North Myrtle Avenue. After the women walked out with unpaid items, the store employee confronted them in the parking lot. That's where police said the driver placed the car in reverse, trapping the employee between the door and car frame. Police said the victim was dragged for about 20 feet before falling to the pavement. The victim had minor injuries and was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. fox13news.com

New Orleans, LA: Burglars use school bus to break into Dollar General
Three men who allegedly used a school bus to break into a Dollar General store earlier this month are being sought by the New Orleans Police Department. Police said the three men drove the school bus into the front door of the business in order to gain access. The burglars then entered the store and reportedly took numerous items before fleeing the scene on foot. The NOPD released surveillance footage of the April 14 burglary and asked anyone with information about the suspects to come forward. wwltv.com

Kokomo, IN: Jewelry store burglary may be tied to cases in other Indiana cities
Police now believe the same suspects are behind two jewelry store burglaries. They happened on the same day and more than an hour away from each other. Retherford Fine Jewelry in Kokomo and Bowers Jewelry in Huntington were both hit on March 26th in the early morning hours. About 2 weeks later, a jewelry store was hit in Marion. wthr.com

Phoenix, AZ: 7 year old Child punched for not being good enough lookout for shoplifting Grandma
Phoenix police officers arrested a mother on suspicion of punching her 7-year-old son in the mouth because he didn't do a good enough job as a lookout while his grandmother shoplifted at a Walmart store. The boy told police "he was hit because he didn't watch out for his grandma good enough," documents said. His grandmother was at Walmart around 8 p.m., Friday, and used the woman's son as a lookout while she attempted to shoplift, documents said. Officers observed the child walk out of the store to the parking lot with his mother, identified as Rebecca Gonzales, 27, where she began "spanking [him], then slapping him and finally punching him in the face," documents said. azcentral.com

Andover, MA: Armed robber flees CVS with garbage bag of narcotics

Moore County, NC: Man robs a C- Store on his Birthday; habitual felon since 1989

Parma, OH: Casket store owner hit with felony charge for allegedly stealing from elderly customer; failure to deliver


2 charged in connection to SC Walmart arson investigation that caused $3M in damages


St Louis, MO: Plea deal gives man 14 years for killing at Sav-A-Lot store
A St. Louis man set to stand trial this week on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action instead struck a plea deal Monday with prosecutors, his lawyer said. Lamarkis Cowan, 29, pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter in exchange for a 14-year prison term in the December 2016 shooting death of Kevin Brown. Cowan was originally charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Authorities said Cowan fatally shot Brown, 20, as Brown was running away in the parking lot of a Sav-A-Lot after a fight inside the store. Cowan turned himself in days after the shooting. Cowan would have offered a self-defense claim at trial this week but that taking the state's plea offer "was in the best interest of all the parties." stltoday.com

Joplin, MO: Judge sends armed shoplifter to prison for 5 years
A man accused of pulling a knife on an employee of the Vintage Stock store in Joplin when the employee tried to stop him in a 2018 shoplifting incident has been sent to prison for five years. joplinglobe.com


AT&T - Youngsville, LA - Robbery
Bakery - Niagara Fall, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Moss Bluff, LA - Burglary
C-Store - Rutland, VT - Burglary
C-Store - Akron, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Moore County, NC - Robbery
C-Store - Smithfield, RI - Burglary
Cellphone store- Victoria, TX - Burglary
CVS - Andover, MA - Armed Robbery
Eye Glasses store- Waterford, ND - Robbery/ Assault on Police Officer
Gas Station - Rutland, VT - Burglary
Gas Station - Las Vegas, NM - Armed Robbery
Grocery store - Rutland, VT - Burglary
Gun store - Mobile, AL - Burglary
Liquor store - Bristol, CT - Armed Robbery
Liquor store - Clarkston, MI - Burglary
Target - Coralville, IA - Armed Robbery/ slashed LP w/ knife
Walmart - Huntington, WV - Robbery
7-Eleven - Romulus, MI - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
11 robberies
8 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed




Matt Dorgan named Corporate Investigations Coordinator for Five Below
Lee Davies promoted to Head of S&LP Investigations Team, EMEA for Amazon (UK)
Richard Anstey promoted to Cluster Security & LP Manager for Amazon (UK)
Tony Maddox, CFI named Regional LP Manager for GNC
Roman Canales promoted to LP Market Manager for Bealls, Inc.
Garret Watson promoted to AP Manager - Oklahoma/Arizona for Stein Mart
Michael Peixoto promoted to Market ORC Manager for Lowe's

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● 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...

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