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Slurpee® Patrol

Local Police Issue Kids Free Slurpee Coupons for Good Behavior

Each year, 7-Eleven, Inc. helps thousands of local police officers recognize the good guys, specifically the young ones. For the 21st year, 7-Eleven is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the country to distribute free Slurpee® drink coupons through Operation Chill®, its popular community-service program.

Big-city departments and small-town forces alike use the Slurpee coupons to enhance relations with the young people of their cities by rewarding them for good deeds, positive activities and acts of kindness.

Operation Chill was developed by 7-Eleven to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids during the hot summer months, when communities may experience increases in loitering, shoplifting and graffiti, and to support law enforcement agencies' community relations projects.

Since the program's inception in 1995, more than 15 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country in areas where 7-Eleven operates stores. During 2016, up to 1.28 million coupons will be issued nationally; (#) of those will be distributed in (city), most during the summer months and back-to-school season.

Begun in Philadelphia to give law enforcement officers a positive reason to interact with children and teens, Operation Chill has expanded to cities across the country. Through Operation Chill, law enforcement officers from participating local police and sheriff's departments can "ticket" youngsters caught in the act of doing good with Slurpee beverage coupons. Appropriate "offenses" might include helping another person, deterring crime, or participating in a positive activity in the community. Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores.

"I don't know who likes the Operation Chill program more, police officers or kids," said Mark Stinde, 7-Eleven vice president Asset Protection. "Police officers have told us they love having a positive reason to approach kids and surprise them with a Slurpee coupon, just for being good citizens."

7-Eleven's proprietary Slurpee semi-frozen carbonated beverage is celebrating its 50th birthday this year with ongoing promotions and celebrations. The iconic drink has generational appeal with slurpers both young and old. More than a half-million Slurpee drinks are purchased each day during the summer at 7-Eleven stores across the country.

 
 


 
John Goldyn was named Loss Prevention Director for BevMo!
John was previously the Divisional Vice President of Loss Prevention for Family Dollar before taking this new role. He started at Family Dollar in 2014 as their Regional Vice President. He was also the Director of Loss Prevention for Pep Boys. John earned his Bachelor's Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Univeristy of Phoenix. Congratulations John!
 
 



33 States Have ORC Laws - Documented & Confirmed
While most reporting by various groups showed 30 states with specific ORC laws we have found in our detailed review that in fact 33 states have ORC laws, with New York now waiting on the governor to sign their ORC law on his desk. The list of those without laws:

ALABAMA
ALASKA
ARKASAS
CALIFORNIA
HAWAII
IDAHO
INDIAINA (Failed 2016)
IOWA
KANSAS
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
MONTANA
NEW YORK (awaiting Gov. Cuomo's signature)
NORTH DAKOTA
OKLAHOMA (Failed 2016)
WEST VIRGINA
WYOMING

OSHA Fines Gas Station Over Employee Shooting Fatality -
'Not Enough Safety Measures'

Irvington, N.J., gas station where an employee was fatally shot last year is now facing $14,000 in fines from a federal agency that says it doesn't have enough safety measures in place.

Ashiwin Patel, 57, of Edison, was shot and killed inside the convenience store attached to the Getty gas station in Irvington on Oct. 26, 2015. The shooting prompted the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration to open an investigation into the station, officials announced Wednesday. OSHA has pegged the station with a $14,000 fine, saying it does not have the proper precautions in place to protect its employees.

"In the past five years, 20 workplace violence incidents involving theft, armed robbery and fights occurred at this store," Kris Hoffman, OSHA's area director in Parsippany, said in a statement about the citation. "(Owner) Jay Management was well aware of this history and, even after the death of its employee in October the employer did nothing to implement safety measures to protect employees."

According to the citation, OSHA says the company failed to put in "feasible" measures meant to keep employees safe, like bullet-proof enclosures, panic buttons, warning signs, and employee training.

Last November, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Patel's killer. No arrests have been made in the case, authorities said Thursday. oshatoday.com

Workers Memorial Day: 150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day
Workplace Violence Injury Rate up 60%

Increased fatality rates for older workers and fatality rates than the national average for Latino workers are two important findings of annual Death on the Job report.

More than 4,820 workers were killed on the job in 2014, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO. Additionally an estimated 50,000-60,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a daily loss of nearly 150 workers from preventable workplace injuries and illnesses.

"Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect," marks the 25th year the AFL-CIO has published national findings on the safety and health conditions for working people. According to the report, oversight of job safety and health conditions remains weak and is getting worse in certain ways.

The workplace violence injury rate has increased by 60 percent over the past five years, while the overall job injury rate has declined.  ehstoday.com

Congressional hearing highlights dangers of counterfeit goods
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) top intellectual property rights enforcer told the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday that the illegal importation, distribution and sale of counterfeit products pose a significant and growing threat to health and safety.

Bruce Foucart, director of the ICE-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), testified to the dangers of fake goods during a hearing to discuss counterfeits and their impact to consumer safety. ice.gov

88% of Firms Planning Cost Cuts in Next 2 Years
59% of companies trying to reduce costs by 10% or more

A large number of U.S. companies that are experiencing growth are also making moves to cut costs that are more typical of businesses in distress, according to a new Deloitte survey.

The poll of 210 senior executives at Fortune 1000 companies found that 88% percent of respondents expect to pursue cost reductions over the next 24 months, regardless of company performance, a more than 10% percent increase from the last report. "The 'save to grow' strategy that emerged in our previous survey (using cost reduction to fund growth initiatives) remains prominent," Deloitte said. That strategy is being "accompanied by actions not seen since the 2008 global recession."  cfo.com
 
Abercrombie Workers Near $2M Deal For Rest Break Claims
A California judge on Thursday gave tentative approval to a $2 million settlement reached between Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and employees over class claims that the retailer failed to provide lawful rest breaks, calling the deal fair and reasonable and in the best interest of the class. law360.com
 
Quiksilver To Settle With Workers Seeking $7M In Severance
Quiksilver told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Thursday that it had reached a tentative agreement with former employees, who have appealed its Chapter 11 plan and are seeking $7.3 million in severance pay.  law360.com

New HBC Distribution Center in Pottsville to Use Robotic Technology
"The DC will run best-in-class robotic retail technology that is approximately three times faster than the typical technology utilized in e-commerce DCs," the company said, adding that it will allow the retailer to cut costs "while improving output volume and accuracy."  wwd.com

Gap Needs to Close Another 175 Stores
With no relief in sight from its chronic sales declines Gap will need to close a lot more namesake stores on top of the dramatic shrinking of its fleet in recent years, according to a Wall Street analyst.

In June, Gap said it would close 175 namesake stores, leaving it with 500 regular stores and 300 outlet stores. Gap North America will still have 175 too many stores by year end, when Deutsche Bank expects the retailer to have 828 stores, of which 525 or so are regular stores, and the rest outlets. So if it were up to Trussel, Gap would go down to about 375 regular stores, a fraction of the fleet size a decade ago.

Gap's fleet is shrinking...
and needs to shrink more


And if it does indeed close more stores, it can take solace in knowing that another one-time staple of American shopping is likely to do the same: department stores. fortune.com

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eBay Assists Authorities in Collectibles Fraud Takedown

A 30-year-old man was charged with eBay fraud over the alleged sale of phony autographed baseball cards, and authorities believe he had help from his 61-year-old mother." Authorities believe the two were behind a scheme involving phony autographs on sports memorabilia that cheated 25,000 people out of more than $2-million". The gang "would typically use several eBay and PayPal accounts and when those were shut down by eBay over complaints, they would open others or use existing accounts of other members to continue selling. Five men have pleaded guilty to charges filed against them for their parts in the scheme.

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Flexible fulfillment, video as leading IT trends in retail
Fulfillment: Flexible fulfillment, or the notion of allowing you the customer to name the type of fulfillment option he or she would like, such as curbside service or on-demand delivery from an Uber-type service or traditional home delivery, is probably the biggest technology issue right now, according to said Standish.

Video: "It will be further out than the next 12 to 24 months, but the digital space within retail will become more visual- and video-oriented," predicted Standish. "Is e-commerce only a digital channel, or is it blurring with video platforms like YouTube?"

As e-commerce inevitably becomes more visually focused, it will look very different than it does today.

Analytics: Standish sees a key challenge arising as retailers have access to more consumer data and better analytical tools.

"How do you do analytics in such a way you don't become creepy?" she asked. "At the recent Millennial 20/20 Summit we co-sponsored in London, there was a demonstration of a technology that looks at the shoes of customers as they walk in the store. You can actually get a lot of pretty accurate demographic information about the customer based on their shoes, such as their age, whether they are male or female, and even their income status. And it's not that intrusive, unlike facial recognition."

Innovation: Standish also touched on changes coming in how retailers innovate with technology.

The wave of the future for retailers implementing new technology is a fast approach," she said. "Doing things and failing fast. Try things and if they don't work, stop. Normally, retailers pilot then roll out." chainstoreage.com

Ransomware Seen as Growing Cyber Threat
But the largest source of data breaches was still 'miscellaneous errors,' including improper disposal of company information and misconfigured systems. Miscellaneous errors accounted for the largest number of data security breaches last year, while ransomware is becoming a more common form of cyber attack, according to Verizon.  cfo.com
 
570 million EMV cards shipped last year in U.S., 211% increase over '14
Crucially, the data also reveals how fast the adoption of EMV-standard technology in the United States took off in a significant way in 2015, as issuers proceeded at full speed with the implementation of EMV migration.

"Demand for contact-less payment cards continued to surge in geographies where the technology already has a foothold." 56 percent of all smart cards that were shipped globally "featured contact-less technology. With EMV adoption powering ahead in the U.S., issuers are in a unique position to make the jump directly from 'swipe and sign' to 'tap and go' to everyone's benefit: customers, merchants and them as well." wwd.com

 


 

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Worker safety being reviewed following violent convenience store robbery in Lumby
The Mac's Convenience Stores franchise and WorkSafe B.C. aren't ignoring a violent incident in Lumby that involved a lone employee being held at knife-point. Both the employer, and WorkSafe B.C. say they will look into the April 24 incident, when a female employee was forcibly confined and threatened with a knife during a robbery at Mac's Convenience Store in Lumby just after 1 a.m. The woman was working alone and police say the ordeal lasted approximately ten minutes. She was not physically injured but was left traumatized, police say.

WorkSafe B.C. spokesperson Scott McCloy says a prevention officer will be visiting the store and investigating what happened. "We're not presuming what the employer did or didn't do, but when we read it through the media, our antenna is up," McCloy says. "This worker was alone and that concerns us. That's why we are sending an officer to determine, 'was this employer in compliance? Do they have a proper compliance program in place? Are they doing an investigation?' If not, we will be insisting they do one."

Employers have three options when it comes to employees working alone or in isolation between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. at late night retail premises, such as gas stations or convenience stores. They can choose to separate the employee from the public with a locked door or barrier that prevents physical contact or they can schedule two or more people for the shift. Several years ago a third option was introduced which involves implementing a violence prevention program.

"It's an onerous requirement," McCloy says of the third option. "There's a lot of hoops to go through to do it right." infotel.ca

Divisional Manager, Asset Protection- Operations Home Depot, Annexe (Ellesmere SSC), Ontario posted today
The Divisional Manager of Asset Protection - Operations will develop, execute and lead processes and procedures that will be executed in the field and Supply Chain to mitigate losses and add value to the store's sales floor. The Divisional Manager will partner with corporate and regional leaders to identify and resolve shrinkage and controllable losses and develop shrink reduction strategies for The Home Depot's product merchandising and Supply Chain. brassring.com

Competition Bureau conducts precious metal jewellery audits at retailers in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal
To ensure that clear and accurate information regarding the quality of precious metal jewellery is keeping with the Precious Metals Marking Act (PMMA), the Competition Bureau has concluded an inspection blitz at major department and chain stores in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. The Bureau plans to continue to monitor the marketplace to promote and ensure compliance with the PMMA. Editor's Note: Looking for fraud and ensuring consumers are in fact getting what they pay for.  canadianjeweller.com

JVC Crime Report: Three Minute Break-ins on the rise
There has been a significant increase in the number of three-minute break-and-enters in Canada. canadianjeweller.com

Canada's ORC Leaders
Let's Share your Stories

As part of our ongoing effort to help educate the industry about this problem, we want to recognize the ORC leaders in Canada and publish articles about your executives leading the effort. Also published in the ORC Resource Center this series on North America's ORC Leaders can hopefully add value and help build the collaborative effort with law enforcement throughout both nations.

As educating both the retailers and law enforcement is a critical element in any effort that's designed to build support and funding. So if you are an ORC Leader or want to suggest one please let us know and we'll do the rest. As funding can be a challenge in today's economy. But with the right information and education it can be done.

Let's educate the industry and build the support and funding we need to fight this growing problem.

Alberta judge rules against plan to ban pharmacy loyalty reward program

Amsterdam-based fashion brand Scotch & Soda to open more than a dozen stores in Canada

Canada Post lockout this summer?

Saskatoon convenience store, Westmount Foods, robbed 4 times since December

OPP & Town of Tecumseh create Safe Internet Purchase Exchange Zone

PJ's Pets is closing 27 stores across Canada




Vancouver, BC: Thieves steal $90K worth of rare jewelry
Police officers in B.C. have recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen jewelry. In early March a person broke into Panache Antiques located on Granville Street in Vancouver and stole several pieces of rare and unique jewelry. Police were called after the alarm was triggered, but were unable to local a suspect on Mar. 6. kelownanow.com

Barrie: Police looking for woman suspected of stealing cosmetics
City police are looking for a woman who left a Barrie grocery store with cosmetics in her purse she hadn't purchased. Just after 5:30 p.m. on April 22, a woman entered the Zehrs on Cundles Road East and selected several cosmetics, putting them into her purse. Police said she went to the checkout and paid for several other items, but made no attempt to pay for the cosmetics in her purse. As she was leaving the store, security stopped her - but the woman refused to co-operate and fled on foot. thebarrierexaminer.com

Hay River, N.W.T: Guns, knives stolen from Monster Recreation; 2 rifles and 3 shotguns stolen
Guns and knives have been stolen from two Hay River stores in a series of break and enters police say are highly unusual for the town. RCMP say they responded to an alarm at Monster Recreation at around 11:40 p.m. last night and found the front doors had been smashed to gain entry. The thief or thieves broke into a locked gun cabinet and stole two .22 caliber rifles and three shotguns. Just over a week ago, on April 18, RCMP responded to an alarm at the Hay River Home Hardware store at around 11:30 p.m. and found the front glass doors had been broken. cbc.ca

Suspicious Toys 'R' Us store fire forces partial evacuation of Victoria mall

 
 

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Learn how to minimize losses online...
Many retailers suffer losses online. Andrew Wainwright shares his winning strategies on managing online fraud. Andrew appeared at Retail Risk - London last week where he shared his presentation on "The geeks shall inherit the earth: Improved fraud detection through effective I.T. collaboration."

Here is Andrews list of simple, cheap and effective changes that retailers can make or suggest for their online business:

● Random security questions when logging in to 'my account'
● Password strength indicator
● Maximum number of incorrect password entry
● Improved customer awareness on websites
● Security alerts when changes are made, passwords are reset or orders place to alternative delivery address
● Alerts for any spike in security text alert traffic
● Amendments to order authorization fraud strategy
● Referral blocking
● Capturing IP address from system logs
● Suspicious activity reporting
● Incident response plan   retailrisk.com


Reliance on phones leaves youngsters vulnerable to fraud risk
Over one in five of 18-24 year olds (21%) store PIN numbers for credit or debit cards on their personal devices, such as smartphones, tablets or laptops, according to research conducted by Equifax in conjunction with Gorkana.

Over a third of 18-24 year olds (38%) surveyed also use their personal devices to store passwords to access online accounts. This leaves them increasingly exposed to online fraud if their phone is stolen or hacked. Once a device is breached, fraudsters can use data stored on it to access accounts, and also use a combination of data found to try to steal an individual's identity. retailrisk.com

Amazon Q1 net sales up 28% to $29.1B

UPS' Q1 shipments and revenue climb on e-commerce orders

PayPal revenue up 19.2% in Q1

 

 

2 sentenced in $2M baby formula ring - Operating From Houston to Bayonne, N.J.
Two men were sentenced in federal court Thursday for their roles in a multimillion-dollar stolen baby formula ring that ran from Houston to Bayonne, N.J.

Abel Garcia Tepozotlan, 53, an undocumented Mexican national, was sentenced to a year and a half in prison, after which he will likely be deported.

Ahmad Manzoor, 73, a naturalized U.S. citizen who immigrated from Pakistan, to five years of federal probation. He must pay a fine of $75,000. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport stolen merchandise through interstate commerce.

Tepolotlan, who also went by Eugenio Ortiz Contreras, organized a crew that stole infant formula from various Wal-Mart, HEB, Winn-Dixie and other stores in the Houston area from 2012 to 2013.

They then sold the cans, valued at more than $2 million, to fences in Houston. These intermediaries repackaged and shipped the powdered formula to a candy store in New Jersey. chron.com

Charles County, MD: Women hit Victoria's Secret in St Charles Town Center; trash bag full of merchandise
Police are looking for two women who were seen stealing merchandise from a Victoria's Secret store at the St. Charles Town Center in Charles County, Maryland. Video shows the women taking several items off of a display at the front of the store and put them in large black trash bags. Police said the theft happened on April 27 at 8 p.m. The pair fled and ran through the lower level of the mall. Police think the women may be connected to similar thefts in the area. nbcwashington.com


Palo Alto, CA: 5 men accused of stealing cargo van loaded with $45K worth of Gap clothes in Palo Alto
Five men are accused of stealing $45,000 worth of clothes belonging to the Gap at the Stanford Shopping Center. Thieves stole the entire truck as the delivery crew was unloading it a week ago. The delivery crew said it's happened in San Jose and Sacramento, but this was the first time in Palo Alto. Last Thursday at 9 p.m., Palo Alto police say four men took off with this truck filled with Gap clothing.  abc7news.com

Festus, MO: Members of credit card fraud ring stopped by Festus police
Police say they are shutting down a huge credit card fraud ring. Zach Naeger is one of many credit card fraud victims. He said, "I was in Virginia and the charges were coming up in California." In Naeger's case, police say suspects were spending tens of thousands of dollars and paying for it with other people's credit cards. Police are believed to have hit at least seven home improvement stores from Chesterfield to Festus. The suspects were arrested after they left Lowe's. Detectives discovered cloned credit cards, fake ID's and $22,000 worth of gift cards purchase at Lowe's and Home Depot stores around the Metro area. kmov.com

Waterford, CT: Over $500 in Baby Formula Stolen From Target; fled through a fire door

Lexington, KY: Thieves get away with thousands in Furniture

Albuquerque, NM: Three Shoplifters hit twice the same day, getting away with thousands at Audio Express

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Shootings

Sydney, AU: Shooting at Bankstown Shopping Centre in Sydney, One killed 2 others injured
Standover man and convicted killer Walid "Wally" Ahmad was shot dead and two others were injured at the centre when an unknown person opened fire inside Bankstown Central, in Sydney's southwest, just before noon. Police are now hunting two people over the attack, a man who opened fire and another who drove a getaway car. A 32-year-old woman, believed to be friends with Ahmad, is recovering in hospital alongside Ahmad's bodyguard, a 53-year-old man. news.com.au

Princeton, WV: BP Station clerk killed in Armed Robbery,
suspect later takes his own life

The convenience store worker in Princeton who was shot during a robbery early Thursday has died, and the suspect who police say shot her was found dead soon after the robbery from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Princeton Police Chief John Howell said Thursday that the employee at the Little General Stafford Drive BP store was Susan Daniel, 23, of Princeton. She was initially taken to Princeton Community Hospital but died later Thursday morning, he said, adding that she was married with one child. The suspect, Shakim Saunders, 19, also of Princeton, was found dead in his car shortly after the robbery of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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Palm Beach County, FL: Man shot outside Greenacres Walmart
Reports of gunfire before dawn led deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office to the parking lot of a Greenacres Walmart where a man was found shot. Deputies were called to the scene about 4 a.m.. The man who was found shot was taken to an area hospital. His condition was not immediately known. No one linked to the shooting is in custody and there was no known motive for the incident.
sun-sentinel.com

Macon, GA: Thousands of calls draw deputies to Macon Wal-Marts

Milwaukee, WI: 2 charged with homicide in killing of Grocery Store employee


Robberies & Thefts


Miami (Little Havana), FL: $500,000 Armed Robbery at Jewelry Store in Little Havana
A jewelry store was the scene of an armed robbery Thursday evening, as SWAT surrounded shops in the area searching for the suspect. It happened around 6:30 p.m. in Little Havana. Investigators said an armed suspect went into the store as the owner was closing. The owner was handcuffed and then robbed, but not injured. Police said the suspect fled the scene with approximately $500,000 worth of jewelry and other property.
nbcmiami.com

Livonia, MI: Walmart security accused them of fake receipt,
held them against their will

April Phelps is the one who recorded cell phone video, showing tense moments involving Walmart employees. It all happened a couple of weeks ago when her sister Shanina Ellis bought a coffee maker for their mother at the Walmart on Seven Mile in Livonia. As they were leaving, they were approached by a plain clothed employee. "'(He asked) if can he see my receipt,'" Ellis said. "I said no. I didn't know he was loss prevention. He said 'I need to verify your proof of purchase.' I said oh you thought I stole this, I showed him the proof of purchase. He opened up the box, looked at the sku numbers, looked at the bottom of the coffee maker and said 'Okay, leave.'" But that wasn't the end of it as the two sisters went to walk out of the store another employee approached them, accusing them of stealing the coffee maker.
fox2detroit.com

Roanoke, VA: Multiple gun thefts in Virginia worry Law Enforcement; 3 Firearm Stores have been targeted

Cleveland, OH: Attempted ATM Smash and Grab leaves large hole in east side store

Piercing Pagoda in the Colonie Center, Albany, NY reported a Grab & Run on 4/28, merchandise valued at $569


Counterfeit


NYC, NY: 5 Street Vendors Arrested by NYPD in One Day in Sweep of Sixth Ave Over the course of several hours on April 23 officers arrested five people on Sixth Avenue between West 24th and West 28th streets for either selling merchandise on the sidewalk without a vendor's license or slinging fake luxury brands, police said. The arrests, which took place between 12:40 and 3:15 p.m., netted a vendor selling counterfeit Burberry cologne and four merchants selling items like T-shirts, hats and finger puppets. dnainfo.com

Jamaican Police Seize $1.5 Billion In Counterfeit Goods In 12 Months

Yuba City Target cashier accepts counterfeit $100 from boyfriend multiple times - busted

UK, Manchester: Bogus Batman and Superman goods land Strangeways trader with a $20,000 fine

Skimming Reports

ATM skimmer found at Pompano Beach bank


Credit Card Fraud

Anchorage mail thief pleads guilty to Credit Card Fraud

Bronx man arrested with 9 false IDs, 8 fake credit cards, 9 iPhones at Natick Mall

Orlando family-owned grocery store owner arrested for cashing food stamps, investigators say



Advance America - Detroit, MI - Armed Robbery/ suspect arrested
Arturo's Restaurant - Weslaco, TX - Burglary
Audio Express - Albuquerque, NM - Robbery
BP/ Little General - Princeton, WV - Armed Robbery/ Clerk killed
Chipotle - Houston, TX - Burglary
Citi Trends - Houston, TX - Burglary
CVS - San Angelo, TX - Armed Robbery
CVS - Masontown, PA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Beaumont, TX - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery/ shots fired
eTc Tacoma Shop - Tacoma, WA - Burglary
Fabulous Freddy's Station - St George, UT - Burglary
GameStop - Broken Arrow, OK - Armed Robbery
Game X Change - Hamden, CT - Armed Robbery
Housewarming Furniture - Lexington, KY - Burglary
Joy Foods - Danville, VA - Armed Robbery
Keystone Pharmacy - Pittsburgh, PA - Armed Robbery
Little Havana Jewelry - Little Havana, FL - Armed Robbery
McDonalds - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery/ Shots fired
Metro PCS - Dallas, TX - Armed Robbery/ Owner shoots suspect
Metro PCS - Springfield, OH - Burglary
Moseley Grocery - Montgomery, AL - Armed Robbery/ clerk shot
Rainbow Market - Las Vegas, NV - Shooting
Quik Trip - Wichita, KS - Robbery
Speedway - Wilson, NC - Armed Robbery
Time Saver - Fayetteville, NC - Shooting

 

 


 
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Director of Sales
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The Director of Sales is responsible for meeting and exceeding revenue and profit goals for the assigned region. The individual will be accountable for specific accounts within their designated area and will manage core business while focusing on new business with an emphasis on growth...
Director of Sales
Mid-Atlantic Region

The Director of Sales is responsible for meeting and exceeding revenue and profit goals for the assigned region. The individual will be accountable for specific accounts within their designated area and will manage core business while focusing on new business with an emphasis on growth...
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Greencastle, IN
The Loss Prevention Officer has thorough knowledge of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. security, life safety, and operational procedures. Performs duties as a floor officer and acts as a deterrent to theft and providing life safety...
Loss Prevention Officer
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The DC Loss Prevention Officer has thorough knowledge of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. loss prevention, security and life safety procedures. Performs duties as a floor officer and acts as a deterrent to theft. Responds to and proactively addresses life safety, security, and operational issues...

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