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One probably should be wearing a guard uniform. One's wearing party hats and carrying the helium bottles. One's wearing an orange smock, and the other one who knows - he disappeared wearing the emperor's clothes.

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Post COVID-19 Retail Theft & Safety Thoughts/Issues

Mark R. Doyle, President
Jack L. Hayes International, Inc.

External Theft/Shoplifting Likely to Increase:

With loss of illicit funds during store closings, Organized Retail Crime will hit retailers quickly and frequently, especially in opening days when staffing will be minimal due to unknown sales volume.

'Hit n Runs' thefts will increase.

Loss of jobs/paychecks, in addition to the early release of prisoners, will result in increased shoplifting.

Limited sales floor staffing, especially when stores first re-open and adjust schedules based on sales volume, will create additional opportunities for shoplifters.

Many people entering stores will be wearing masks/facial coverings, thus limiting the chance of identification.  Read more

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Reinventing Grocery: The Timeline to the New Normal

WEBINAR on Tuesday, April 28 @ 2:00p-3:00p ET

Join the Agilence & Date Check Pro teams as they walk through the "new normal" that's emerging across the grocery industry post-COVID 19. This new co-produced webinar delivers grocers a data-driven perspective as permanent disruption unfurls within the grocery retail experience.

Who Should Attend - Grocery Professionals of all levels and titles; Loss Prevention, Operations, Category Management, Merchandising and Marketing Leaders

Learn more and register here

PPS Debuts Product Line to Keep Customers and Employees Safe
for Retail, Restaurants, and Grocers

Product Protection Solutions (PPS), a leader in retail security, is pleased to announce the latest addition to their Keepsafe series of protection tools, the Sentinel Shield, the Aeroglove and the LED Blue Light.

The PPS Keepsafe Sentinel Shield is an easy-to-mount solution that provides high-level results protecting associates and customers alike. PPS offers multiple versions including a free-standing version that requires no screws to mount as well as a version that can be hung from the ceiling or mounted to checkout counters via screws. productprotectionsolutions.com

Getting in Bed With the Enemy
Amazon Scooped Up Data From Its Own Sellers to Launch Competing Products

Contrary to assertions to Congress, employees often consulted sales information on third-party vendors when developing private-label merchandise

Amazon.com Inc. employees have used data about independent sellers on the company's platform to develop competing products, a practice at odds with the company's stated policies.

The online retailing giant has long asserted, including to Congress, that when it makes and sells its own products, it doesn't use information it collects from the site's individual third-party sellers - data those sellers view as proprietary. Yet interviews with more than 20 former employees of Amazon's private-label business and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal reveal that employees did just that.

Such information can help Amazon decide how to price an item, which features to copy or whether to enter a product segment based on its earning potential, according to people familiar with the practice, including a current employee and some former employees who participated in it.

In one instance, Amazon employees accessed documents and data about a bestselling car-trunk organizer sold by a third-party vendor. The information included total sales, how much the vendor paid Amazon for marketing and shipping, and how much Amazon made on each sale. Amazon's private-label arm later introduced its own car-trunk organizers.

"Like other retailers, we look at sales and store data to provide our customers with the best possible experience," Amazon said in a written statement. "However, we strictly prohibit our employees from using nonpublic, seller-specific data to determine which private label products to launch."

Amazon said employees using such data to inform private-label decisions in the way the Journal described would violate its policies, and that the company has launched an internal investigation. wsj.com

Editor's Note: As reported in the Daily on Feb. 25, Amazon is currently looking to license its checkout-free "Go" technology to other retailers. If competing companies weren't already worried about giving up their proprietary data by "getting in bed with the enemy", they certainly are now after this report.

Coronavirus Update: April 24

US: 900K Cases - 51K Dead - 90K Recovered

Worldwide: 2.8M Cases - 194K Dead - 771K Recovered

U.S. Law Enforcement Deaths | NYPD Deaths: 31
Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 63

A Guide to State Coronavirus Lockdowns

Governors in most states have ordered businesses to shut and people to stay home

Most U.S. states have imposed lockdown measures restricting gathering and social contact, disrupting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the operations of thousands of businesses.

Wall Street Journal has compiled a great stay-by-state guide here, which will be updated as new information becomes available.

Reopening businesses will be harder than shutting them down

Customers will be demanding new safety measures, says disaster recovery expert

Businesses will have to show they have adequate safety measures in place when they reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, according the CEO of a nonprofit that helps businesses with disaster recovery.

"Customers are going to be demanding not just assumptions of safety but visible steps and measures that companies are taking on behalf of their employees and on behalf of their customers," Chloe Demrovsky, CEO of Disaster Recovery Institute International, told CNBC.

Demrovsky said on "The Exchange" that in general, the types of safety measures implemented by businesses will vary across sector and by size. But all businesses must have a plan, she said.

Advertisement"Shutting down businesses was difficult. Reactivating them is going to be harder," she said.

Policies businesses could put in place includes temperature checks at doors, in addition to a continued adherence to social distancing, Demrovsky said.

The changes may be particularly visible in restaurants. She said some may install Plexiglas barriers and switch to disposable eating utensils.

"Even in sectors where we're not used to seeing it, we're going to have to see personal protective equipment on all employees," Demrovsky said, adding that some stores may require that customers also wear masks.

She said retail stores that typically have samples, or testers, for products such as lotion or makeup will most likely have to stop doing so. cnbc.com

Contactless Payments: Healthy COVID-19 Defense

Touch-Free Payment Limit Gets Raised as Pandemic Continues

Public Health Mandate: Touch as Little as Possible
Now, using contactless feels better in a time when public health officials are telling us to touch as little as possible and to thoroughly wash our hands on a regular basis to help cut down on the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Indeed, the industry has accelerated its plan to raise the top amount that you can charge, in any given contactless transaction, due to the outbreak.

Last year, Visa estimated that more than two-thirds of face-to-face transactions in Europe occurred using contactless payments, while in Canada and the U.K., the usage figure is about 60 percent.

In the U.S., however, contactless card transactions remain rare, with CNBC reporting last year that only about 3 percent of U.S. cards even have this capability, regardless of whether POS systems can read them.

Will we ever touch money the same way again? govinfosecurity.com

What the C's Are Reading
Food Retailing and Our New Fate
When it comes to retailing, maybe the most unexpected surprise is that food retailing is just about the only enterprise that remains more or less as it was in the B.C. era (Before Corona).

Consumers can still go to supermarkets and other food-retailing venues in person to shop for the goods they need, if they accept the degree of hazard associated with that. They can also order product online. And sales at the major retailers selling food are surging, in a good way. But that doesn't mean everything is exactly the same for food retailing and that in a surprising turn of coronavirus events, the future of food retailing looks great. That being said, there are several concerns to consider now:

Up to about this point, we've seen store overcrowding and product shortages, almost all of which was the result of demand-side imbalances. Now, there are signs that supply-side shortages are in the making, which would be exceedingly more difficult to resolve. Then there's the delivery aspect of food retailing. It's intuitive to assume that delivery services are very well positioned now, and will be into the future, but is that the case? And what are the worker conditions during this crisis that could affect deliveries?

And what's the human dimension to all these considerations, including owners, workers and customers?

Demand-Side Troubles | Supply-Side Hazards | Online Ordering | The Human Dimension therobinreport.com

With 100,000 stores set to close by 2025,
Mall owners face their next legal hurdle: Co-tenancy clauses

Mall and shopping center owners are likely going to be hearing from tenants that are pulling out of leases with co-tenancy clauses, as department stores and other anchor tenants shut for good.

Here's how co-tenancy clauses work, on a basic level: They are typically built into the leases of the specialty tenants, like a Gap or an AT&T store, in the middle of a mall, or the shops situated along a grocery-anchored shopping centers, like a Big Lots or a TJ Maxx.

The clauses will say something along the lines of: If less than 80% of space is occupied at this property at any given time, or if a major, anchor tenant like a department store or a grocery store goes dark here, the tenant is allowed a break in rent. Or the tenant is given the ability to terminate a lease early. The clauses are meant to protect tenants when circumstances happen that are outside of their control. cnbc.com

Hudson Yards owner says workers must return to offices
before malls can reopen in post-coronavirus world

People need to get back to work - and will likely spend weeks in the office - before they get back in the mall, according to the owner of Hudson Yards in New York.

"My guess is we go back to offices first," Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau told CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin on Tuesday. "I think retail is going to be a second step. I think retail is going to be much slower to come back. Just because people go to their offices, I don't think they are going to rush out to congregate in restaurants." cnbc.com

Three Hours Longer, the Pandemic Workday Has Obliterated Work-Life Balance

People are overworked, stressed, and eager to get back to the office

An executive at JPMorgan Chase & Co. gets unapologetic messages from colleagues on nights and weekends, including a notably demanding one on Easter Sunday. A web designer whose bedroom doubles as an office has to set an alarm to remind himself to eat during his non-stop workday. At Intel Corp., a vice president with four kids logs 13-hour days while attempting to juggle her parenting duties and her job.

Six weeks into a nationwide work-from-home experiment with no end in sight, whatever boundaries remained between work and life have almost entirely disappeared.

With many living a few steps from their offices, America's always-on work culture has reached new heights. The 9-to-5 workday, or any semblance of it, seems like a relic of a bygone era. Long gone are the regretful formalities for calling or emailing at inappropriate times. Burnt-out employees feel like they have even less free time than when they wasted hours commuting.

In the U.S., homebound employees are logging three hours more per day on the job than before city and state-wide lockdowns, according to data from NordVPN, which tracks when users connect and disconnect from its service. bloomberg.com

Survey Finds that Safety Takes Priority in Workplace Training
To minimize the occurrence of physical and digital harm in the workplace, 90 percent of organizations are training employees on safety procedures, including compliance training and programs on other topics.

Of those, 95 percent provide training for employee safety, 96 percent for workplace safety, 48 percent for customer safety, and 84 percent for digital and information safety, according to the Association for Talent Development research report Safety Training: Protecting Employees and Organizations.

More organizations provided safety training to employees during on-boarding than at any other time (92 percent). Substantial majorities also covered safety on a regular schedule for refresher training (82 percent), in response to new government regulations (73 percent), or due to safety incidents (72 percent). securitymagazine.com

LAPD Announces It Is Dropping Its Predictive Policing Tool Due to Coronavirus
The Los Angeles Police Department announced today it would be ending its use of PredPol's predictive policing tool - which the company claims uses artificial intelligence to predict crime, but which critics have called "fundamentally flawed."

An LAPD memo dated April 15 quoted Police Chief Michel R. Moore saying that the police department would stop using the software, effective immediately, not because of concerns that activists have raised but because of financial constraints due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. buzzfeednews.com

'The Digital Guard': Remote Security Guarding During The Pandemic
As many local and federal government entities use systems complete with facial recognition and infrared technology to support first responders in preventing crime, the private sector typically relies on staffed security guards to protect assets. As the pandemic continues to require citizens to shelter in place, the availability and affordability of security guards decreases, leaving many businesses vulnerable to criminal activity.

Can Remote Guarding offer greater protection against thieves, vagrants, trespassers and active shooters? The Digital Guard is the bridge between the law enforcement community and the public. When an intruder activates a camera system on a prospective site, security agents in a secured command center will view and monitor the intruder's activity. And advanced Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithm alerts the security agents who can then communicate with the intruder via a strategically positioned speaker system on site and alert law enforcement of a crime in progress. einnews.com

Essential Retail Jobs Draw a Crowd
Grocery clerks, warehouse employees and delivery workers are keeping America running during the pandemic.
Between early and late March, applications for fast-growing "essential retail" jobs surged 88% nationally, and more than 100% in places like Sacramento, Nashville, and Miami.

That's according to new analysis of LinkedIn data, which sheds light on labor and hiring trends in this field. Nearly a quarter of the applicants came from the retail, restaurant, hospitality and food/beverage industries, which have been hit hard by shelter-in-place rules.

For more insights, see the LinkedIn report here: Hiring in a pandemic: lessons from the rise of 'essential retail'​

Grocery store pays it forward for first responders and health care workers

Front-line workers at Southeastern Grocers help others who put themselves at risk to assist those suffering from the coronavirus.

House Approves $484 Billion Bill to Aid Small Businesses, Hospitals

Jobless claims jump another 4.4 million - 26 million Americans have lost their jobs to coronavirus

Neiman Marcus eyes Sunday bankruptcy filing, $600 million emergency funding

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Retailers exposed: Who's paying rent and who's not

NYC: City Council grocery clerk bonus bill could bankrupt supermarkets

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Bangladeshi garment workers face ruin as global brands ditch clothing contracts amid pandemic

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Pushouts are Increasing:
Here's a Resource for Your Employees

Retailers across the globe are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic which is complete with its own set of challenges. Unfortunately, grocers and other retail companies utilizing carts are seeing a substantial increase in pushout theft. As the economy worsens, retailers are seeing a variety of products being pushed out - including toilet paper.

To help educate employees about how to spot this type of theft and more importantly, what can be done through customer service and other tactics, download this free resource from Gatekeeper Systems. It's an 8.5 x 11 printable poster to hang in breakrooms or distribute throughout your employee base.

Take a look, it might help us all combat this rise in pushout theft. Count on Gatekeeper Systems to help your employees apprehend merchandise, not shoplifters.

Download the Pushout Theft Prevention Flyer






The Future of Retail in a Time of Uncertainty

By Kristen Dalton, RH-ISAC Director of Research and Education

Four months ago, the Javits Center in New York City was bustling with more than 40,000 people attending the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2020 Vision: Retail's Big Show. Navigating retail innovation across four incongruent floors covering 760,000 square feet - with a 15-story glass-enclosed Crystal Palace high and wide enough for endless imagination - seems insignificant now, to the new reality retailers face: a future that has been caged in by the steel pillars and geometric beams of the iconic building, which now serves as an emergency field hospital designed to treat coronavirus patients.

The collective vision companies had for the industry - to use technology and data to personalize the customer experience with seamless integrations between the physical and digital worlds - has been obscured by a global pandemic. Front-line employees that were reimagined as next generation store associates who could provide tech expertise and consultative advice on new products and services, have been furloughed. Emerging business models, such as retail as a service, that were realized as IoT-connected stores and boutique showrooms designed to facilitate mutual learning between companies and consumers, has been replaced the urgency to buy only essential items in the few stores that remain open. Curated experiences that were intended to be highly personal opportunities to build brand loyalty no longer exist in a world of physical and social distancing. Point of Sale (PoS), meanwhile, had been evolving as the ultimate consumer accommodation that could happen anytime, anywhere: in-store, online, through brand apps, digital wallets, and even selfie wallets.

The idyllic balance between these in-store and digital experiences, as a means of connection and convenience, has been disrupted by a public health crisis that has accelerated our immersion into the digital world. What was a hypothetical question at the NRF conference - am I a retailer or tech company? - now has an immediate existential meaning: who do I need to be in this moment?  Read More Here

More from RH-ISAC:

Workforce Awareness During COVID-19

Ransomware Campaigns During COVID-19

Discussing the PCI Software Security Framework: What Merchants Need to Know


BEC Gift Card Scams Move Online During COVID-19 Pandemic
With 60 million corporate employees working remotely due to the Coronavirus outbreak, romise (BEC) scams.

In what has been called the "world's largest work-from-home experiment," organizations around the globe are being forced to quickly transition to a remote workforce, ready or not. Cybercriminals have opportunistically adjusted to this new normal by updating phishing lures, malware, and other fraud techniques. BEC crime rings are no different.

BEC By Text Message: 'Can You Run a Quick Errand?'
Faced with a newly remote workforce and shuttered stores due to the current crisis, BEC groups have suddenly needed to find a way to keep their sizable revenue streams flowing. And it looks like they may have found one.

Going Remote: Gift Card Laundering When Stores Are Closed agari.com

New Tech Headache For Companies In Post Work-From-Home World:
What Happens To All That New Hardware Used By Telecommuters?

Just over the horizon for American businesses and government agencies is the return to the traditional office work environment. But what will companies and agencies do with the new laptops and other devices they put into employee homes in order to keep things going during state-imposed stay-at-home orders? The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) today outlined the key steps employers need to take to protect their data and investments.

1. Organizations will have to identify all of the new assets now.
2. Assets need to be tracked and remote users need to understand the transition process.
3. A plan should be in place now to deal with excess hardware. iaitam.org

Important Questions to Answer Before Paying a Ransomware Demand

2019 Average Payment Was $81,116 With Total Global Rev. $170 Billion

Best practices in the cybersecurity community suggest never paying a ransom to cybercriminals, but many companies do attempt to recover data through this method. The simplest explanation for why is simply to get access to their networks back as quickly as possible.

According to data reported in The New York Times, 205,280 organizations submitted claims about being hacked by a ransomware attack in 2019, this is an increase of 41 percent from 2018. The actual figures may be even higher, as some organizations elect not to notify the authorities about compromised systems. The same article reported that the average payment made to release the locked files climbed to $81,116 during the last quarter of 2019.

So if it's not illegal to pay a hacker to regain access to your data, is it ethical?

On the same note, there are cybersecurity strategies worth considering that may give an organization a "security parachute" in the event of a successful ransomware attack.

Putting The Pieces Back Together After Ransomware

You're One Misconfiguration Away from a Cloud-Based Data Breach

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Join us for a free 1-hour webinar April 30, 2020 at 11:00am EST to learn how retailers can connect their EAS hardware, giving them the ability to service, diagnose and see analytics remotely. This enables them to improve profitability, efficiency and transparency across their EAS fleet.

During this free webinar offered by The Loss Prevention Foundation, in partnership with Nedap, Asset Protection and Loss Prevention professionals will learn how connected systems are becoming the EAS standard for retailers in the industry and why being connected is so important for both present and the future.






Emerging Loss Prevention Issues: Training is Key

Carol Leaman, CEO of Axonify, and Lisa LaBruno, EVP Retail Operations, RILA

Filmed in January 2014 at the Daily's 'Live in NYC at the NRF Big Show 2014' event

Carol Leaman, CEO of Axonify, sits down with Lisa LaBruno, Executive Vice President of Retail Operations for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), to discuss the major challenges retail Loss Prevention programs face and how effective training can help mitigate those risks. Lisa describes the four areas of training associated with LP apprehensions, including the specific components of a successful training program.

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Kount Unveils eCommerce and Fraud Trend Tracker for Spring 2020
Kount, the leader in digital fraud prevention and account protection, today announced a new weekly tracker for up-to-date eCommerce purchase trends emerging in the current global pandemic. In light of the impacts of the coronavirus, Kount is helping businesses to monitor trends including changes in online transactions by industry, shifts in eCommerce models including expedited shipping requests, and fraud threats related to each of these findings.

Findings show industries including home office supplies, electronics, crafts, and gaming have seen increases in digital transaction volumes as consumers are challenged with the tasks of working, taking care of their children, and recreating, all from the confines of their homes. The data also shows a change in how eCommerce is delivered, as consumers have a sense of urgency in receiving items. Kount observed a 183% growth in mid-March for expedited shipping requests. At the same time, transaction data shows there is also an increase in Buy Online, Pick Up in Store (BOPIS) requests, as well as ship-from-store orders.

Kount data shows:

Retail eCommerce

Sales for home office furniture and electronics increased 54% week to week in mid-March as many Americans prepared for the new reality of remote work for the first time.

Wellness and vitamins sales increased 43% during the same period with the heightened focus on public health.

While there's been a run on hand sanitizers and toilet paper, Kount's data shows in early March, they rocketed up 1244% and 145%

The weekly data tracker also includes emerging fraud trends to monitor such as account takeover, retail arbitrage, and friendly fraud. Kount protects against fraud and chargebacks for more than 6,500 online businesses across every industry and geography, helping them to accelerate eCommerce through AI-driven fraud prevention. kount.com

Bezos Takes Back the Wheel at Amazon
The chief executive, who had distanced himself from day-to-day management, is closely involved in the company's response to the pandemic.

After years of working almost exclusively on long-term projects and pushing day-to-day management to his deputies, Mr. Bezos, 56, has turned back to the here-and-now problems facing Amazon, the company said, as the giant retailer grapples with a surge of demand, labor unrest and supply chain challenges brought on by the coronavirus.

He is holding daily calls to help make decisions about inventory and testing, as well as how and when - down to the minute - Amazon responds to public criticism. He has talked to government officials. And in April, for the first time in years, he made a publicized visit to one of Amazon's warehouses.

Mr. Bezos' change reflects how completely different managing is during a crisis, said Bill George, a former chief executive of the medical device company Medtronic who teaches leadership at Harvard Business School. nytimes.com

Instacart to add another 250K shoppers

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Albuquerque, NM: Suspected shoplifter accused of making off with $70K
over two years
A suspected shoplifter accused of making off with nearly $70,000 worth of merchandise from Target is behind bars. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office says Michael Koehl stole from Target stores in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, once every couple of days over the course of two years. During one recent encounter, Koehl is accused of trying to stab a loss prevention officer with a hypodermic needle. Thursday deputies tracked him down inside the Target on Paseo and I-25. They say he fled and tried to get away through a drainage tunnel but deputies caught up with him along with $800 work of merchandise. Koehl is facing felony larceny charges. krqe.com

Oak Park, FL: Shoplifters stole thousands of dollars worth of Diapers from Publix, Walgreens, CVS, and Family Dollar
Four shoplifters who have a thing for diapers have stolen thousands of dollars worth of baby products from stores in North Lauderdale, Tamarac, and Oakland Park. On Monday, March 9th, the stole nearly $900 worth of diapers from Publix in Oakland Park. On Friday, March 20, they helped themselves to $200 worth of diapers and baby products from the Walgreens in Tamarac. Their most recent theft happened on Tuesday, April 14th when they swiped multiple boxes of diapers from the Family Dollar store in North Lauderdale. Detectives believe the subjects were also involved in similar thefts recently at a Walgreens and CVS in Margate. Broward sheriff's investigators say subjects were seen driving a gold-colored Chevy Impala with damage to the rear bumper on one occasion and a blue Toyota Corolla on another. local10.com

Stevens Point, WI: Police search for woman who stole $700 worth of baby supplies from Target

Cleveland, OH: Rogaine Thieves bust for theft at Rite-Aid and charged with Violating Stay at Home Order

Millbrook, AL: Police Arrests 3 in Wal-Mart on 17 Theft Charges

Grand Traverse County, MI: Man charged with Felony $1000 Theft of Electronics and Gift Cards from Target

Lexington County, SC: Shoplifter stole $400 of Lowe's floor tile identified

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Shootings & Deaths

Columbus, GA: One person shot during Robbery at Family Dollar
One person was shot during an armed robbery in Columbus Thursday evening. The armed robbery happened at Family Dollar on Brown Avenue. Columbus police responded to a call regarding a shooting shortly after 4 p.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered the incident was an armed robbery of an individual. The victim was treated at the hospital and released. No arrests have been made in the case. The case remains under investigation.  wtvm.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Springfield, MO: Man accused of stabbing Walmart security guard
during shoplifting attempt
AdvertisementPolice say a Springfield man tried to leave a Walmart store with a cart full of stolen merchandise and then stabbed the security guard who stopped him. Eric Reed, 29, was charged earlier this month with robbery and armed criminal action. According to a probable cause statement, Reed tried to leave the Walmart Neighborhood Market on April 13 without paying for a cart full of merchandise. When a security guard tried to stop him, Reed allegedly claimed his wife would be coming to the store the next day to pay for the items. Not buying that explanation, the security guard blocked Reed from leaving, and eventually wrested the cart away from him. The statement says Reed then grabbed a bottle of juice and walked out of the store. The security guard reportedly followed Reed out of the store and tried to retrieve the juice. There was a struggle in the parking lot, and Reed allegedly pulled out a knife and cut the security guard in the hand and abdomen. Police then arrived and arrested Reed as he was walking away from the store. news-leader.com

Seattle, WA: Update: Two suspects arrested after woman was ran over, dragged outside Fred Meyer store
Two suspects were arrested in connection to a deadly hit-and-run in March involving a woman who was ran over and dragged outside a Seattle grocery store. Seattle Police arrested a 33-year-old woman Thursday afternoon for March 19 murder in the Ballard Fred Meyer parking lot. A 50-year-old man believed to be involved was already in jail or an unrelated robbery, police said. Police said the suspect failed to stop after hitting Lori Tate and fled the area. Tate was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries but she died seven days later, police said. A $11,000 reward was offered March 27 to help detectives catch the accused killers. Tate was headed back to her car outside the Fred Meyer in Ballard when she was run over and dragged by someone in a truck. Her 12-year-old son was with her at the time. komonews.com

Topeka, KS: Man arrested after burglarizing Menards, attempted burglarizing at Lowes
A Topeka man faces four charges, including burglary and attempted aggravated burglary at two hardware stores Friday morning. Police had been called to the Lowes around 1:40 a.m. after a person reportedly smashed through a south door attempting to enter. Shortly later, police were called out to the Menards on a similar report. Curtis E. Wright, 43, was arrested after being caught inside the store, according to police. Wright is being charged with Attempted Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property, and Violation of Stay Home Order. wibw.com

Atlanta, GA: Police investigating burglary at Buckhead jewelry store
Police are investigating a burglary at a popular jewelry store in Buckhead. Officers responded to an alarm call around 3 a.m. Friday at Brown & Company Jewelers located in the 3200 block of Peachtree Road. Upon arrival, responding officers saw a large hole in the glass window at the front of the store.  fox5atlanta.com

Tucson, AZ: Bank Robbery suspect who stabbed TPD K9 Blitz sentenced to 18 years





Academy Sports - Joplin, MO - Robbery
Auto - Dealer - Tulsa, OK - Burglary
C-Store - Evesham, NJ - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Bartow County, GA - Robbery
C-Store - Chambersburg, PA - Robbery
C-Store - Louisville, KY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Tulare County, CA - Armed Robbery
Clothing - Brooklyn, NY - Burglary
Family Dollar - Columbus, GA - Armed Robbery / 1 shot-wounded
Family Dollar - Detroit, MI - Burglary
Guns - Hot Springs, AR - Burglary
Hardware Topeka, KS - Burglary (Lowes)
Hardware - Topeka, KS - Burglary (Menards)
Hardware - Bellmead, TX - Robbery (Home Depot)
Jewelry - Buckhead, GA - Burglary
Liquor - Philadelphia, PA - Burglary
Liquor - Laurel, MD - Burglary
Restaurant - Santa Ana, CA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Aurora, CO - Robbery (McDonalds)
Tobacco - Brooklyn, NY - Burglary
Tobacco - Madison, WI - Burglary
Walgreens - Leavenworth, KS - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Riverside, IL - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 12 robberies
• 11 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 0 killed


Weekly Totals:
• 49 robberies
• 51 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 0 killed


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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...


Physical Security Leader
Corte Madera, CA
Responsible for leading and execution of the Protection and Prevention tiers of the Profit Protection strategy for all RH locations including our Corporate Campus in Corte Madera, CA - PROTECTION - Access Control | Alarms | CCTV | Guards - PREVENTION - Awareness | Audits | P&P | Training...

Loss Prevention Manager
Las Vegas, NV
Demonstrate management leadership skill to achieve the goals of the Company. Experienced with and has knowledge of regulatory agencies to include: TSA, DOT and OSHA. Establishes and communicates a risk business plan consistent with the objectives of the Company that pro-actively identifies and corrects poor behaviors...

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