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2019 GLPS - Group LP Selfies

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

7-Eleven Asset Protection Team Members from the SSC

With April's National Volunteer Month, 7-Eleven's Asset Protection Team Members from the SSC joined the 500 plus 7-Eleven employees on projects with five nonprofit agencies in the Dallas area. The agencies included the Boys and Girls Club, AVANCE Dallas, Bonton Farms, North Texas Food Bank and Vogel Alcove.

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John Mearls promoted to Senior Director Fraud Operations & Customer Dispute Resolutions for Varo Money, Inc.
Previously, John was the Director of Fraud when he started at Varo Money, Inc. in 2017. Prior, he was the Director of Global Asset Protection and Investigations for PayPal Holdings Inc. since 2010. John has also held other loss prevention leadership positions including Director of Loss Prevention for Hollywood Entertainment, Divisional LP Director and Regional LP and Safety Director for Lowe's, Divisional Vice President of Loss Prevention for Kmart and Regional LP Director for Bloomingdale's. Congratulations John!

Peter Mola promoted to Senior Regional Director - Operations & Asset Protection for Macy's

Peter has been with the retailer since 2011, and has held other roles including Regional Director of Logistics and District Director of Store Operations. He also held various roles for The Home Depot and Walmart including Store Manager, District Operations & AP Manager, Facilitator - Management Training Program, and Operations & Training Manager - New Stores. Congratulations Peter!

Andrew Beckett promoted to Senior Manager, Loss Prevention - Amazon Logistics for Amazon

Andrew was previously the Sr. Manager, Logistics Loss Prevention for Amazon Transportation Services, and prior was a Regional Loss Prevention Manager. He's held a variety of loss prevention, asset protection and security managerial position including District Asset Protection Manager for Weis Markets, Security and LP Manager for Amazon and Sr. Security Specialist for FedEx Express. Andrew earned his Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences from Shawnee State University, and his Master of Arts in Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching from University of Phoenix. Congratulations Andrew!

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Face Recognition Privacy Certification Offered by Loss Prevention Foundation and FaceFirst

The Loss Prevention Foundation and FaceFirst team up to enhance security certification that will help retailers maximize security while protecting biometric data

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) and FaceFirst have formed a partnership to add biometric privacy and compliance content to the LPF's industry-leading LPQualified and LPCertified certification programs for loss prevention leaders. The initiative, which will be the first of its kind, is needed as retailers adopt face recognition in great numbers to fight the organized retail crime epidemic. The total cost of inventory shrink to the retail industry is $47 billion annually, according to the NRF.

The new content, which will be available mid-year, is designed to ensure that retailers are adhering to best practices around responsible biometric data handling and purging, human verification, encryption, face redaction and other key privacy concepts. Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight below.

Intellicheck CEO Bryan Lewis to Present at ThinkEquity Conference in NYC
Intellicheck (NYSE American:IDN), a trusted industry leader in technology solutions that stop identity theft and fraud with real-time identity authentication and age verification, announced today that Intellicheck CEO Bryan Lewis will present at the ThinkEquity Conference at 1 p.m. eastern time on May 2 at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York, New York.

The audio presentation will be webcast and can be accessed at http://wsw.com/webcast/thinkequity/idn/.

Walgreen's Sued by Sister of Man Allegedly Killed by Guard
The twin sister of a 20-year-old man allegedly shot and killed by a security guard who worked at a Walgreens store in Hollywood in December is suing the drug store chain. Psykssyanna Hart, sibling of Jonathan Hart, brought the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, alleging negligence, assault and battery and a violation of civil rights.

The siblings' mother, Psychesia Hart, filed a similar suit against Walgreens on Thursday. But the new suit states that Hart's mother was not involved in much of the young man's life. "This lawsuit concerns the despicable conduct of Walgreens, a multibillion-dollar corporation, whose executive board placed Walgreens interests in maximizing the corporation's profits above the safety of innocent consumers shopping at their stores," the suit alleges. It also alleges Walgreens was negligent in the screening, hiring and training of security guards hired through third-party companies. The plaintiff seeks unspecified damages. Walgreens released a statement after the first suit was filed.

"As we have stated from the beginning, we immediately terminated the security company that employed the guard involved in this tragic incident," the statement read. "We are fully committed to providing a safe environment for our employees and customers in the communities we serve. Any suggestion of racial profiling or discrimination is simply false and contrary to our deep commitment to inclusive diversity."

The suit alleges that Hart was shot and killed by guard Donald Ciota about 8 p.m. Dec. 2 as Hart tried to leave the store after falsely being accused of shoplifting. Hart was targeted because he was black and gay, the suit states. Co-defendants in the new suit with Walgreens are Ciota, American Protection Group Inc. and S.E.B. Services, two companies that provide security guards to Walgreens. nbclosangeles.com

7,000 Armed Security Guards Could be Working Unlicensed in Louisiana
In response to estimates that as many as 7,000 armed security guards are operating without a license, the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners will, in the next few weeks, train 318 law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge to inspect the credentials of on-duty guards.

The issue of private security guards operating illegally isn't a new one, nor is it unique to Louisiana. Still, LSBPSE Executive Director Fabian Blache says the board's effort - called Operation Forged Alliance - has already caught 9,864 guards working illegally since the program had its soft launch in late 2017.

Typically, these guards provide security at retail centers, banks and hotels as well as being hired for private events. They publicly pushed the initiative in New Orleans a couple of months ago, and Blache says he spoke to Baton Rouge Police Department officials on Tuesday about following suit. privateofficerbreakingnews.blogspot.com

UK: Metro Analytic Retail Solution wins Queen's Award
The new Metro Analytic Retail Solution (MARS), developed by Metro Security (GB) to help forecourt site operators and other high street retailers, has won a 2019 Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

The MARS system combines loss prevention to combat shrinkage issues, while simultaneously providing forecourt service station operators with a range of management, operational, marketing, customer care and staff training tools that help pay for the system's installation.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious annual awards for UK businesses, recognising and celebrating business excellence across the UK. forecourttrader.co.uk

How Amazon automatically tracks and fires warehouse workers for 'productivity'
Documents show how the company tracks and terminates workers

Amazon's fulfillment centers are the engine of the company - massive warehouses where workers track, pack, sort, and shuffle each order before sending it on its way to the buyer's door.

Critics say those fulfillment center workers face strenuous conditions: workers are pressed to "make rate," with some packing hundreds of boxes per hour, and losing their job if they don't move fast enough. "You've always got somebody right behind you who's ready to take your job," says Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and a prominent Amazon critic.

Documents obtained by The Verge show those productivity firings are far more common than outsiders realize. In a signed letter last year, an attorney representing Amazon said the company fired "hundreds" of employees at a single facility between August of 2017 and September 2018 for failing to meet productivity quotas. A spokesperson for the company said that, over that time, roughly 300 full-time associates were terminated for inefficiency.

The number represents a substantial portion of the facility's workers: a spokesperson said the named fulfillment center in Baltimore includes about 2,500 full-time employees today. Assuming a steady rate, that would mean Amazon was firing more than 10 percent of its staff annually, solely for productivity reasons. The numbers are even more staggering in North America as a whole. Amazon operates more than 75 fulfillment centers with more than 125,000 full-time employees, suggesting thousands lose their jobs with the company annually for failing to move packages quickly enough.

The documents also show a deeply automated tracking and termination process. "Amazon's system tracks the rates of each individual associate's productivity," according to the letter, "and automatically generates any warnings or terminations regarding quality or productivity without input from supervisors." (Amazon says supervisors are able to override the process.) theverge.com

Suddenly, free 1-day shipping is the new normal
At first, Target and Walmart seemed blindsided by Amazon's announcement last Thursday that its free two-day Prime shipping offer is already on its way to becoming free delivery in just one day for many items. Those retailers' shares took a hit in the initial aftermath.

Walmart didn't take that lying down, however, and headed to Twitter late Friday to not just meet Amazon's challenge, but raise it. "One-day free shipping ... without a membership fee," the retail giant tweeted. "Now THAT would be groundbreaking. Stay tuned." retaildive.com

A brand new episode of the LPRC CrimeScience Podcast is now available!
In this episode, Dr. Grant Drawve, assistant professor at the University of Arkansas, discusses Place and Crime, Environmental Criminology, Risk Terrain Modeling, and much more. Tune in to learn how the environment influences crime and offenders. Click here to learn more!

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Feds Want Dollar Tree To Forfeit Fake Barbie Dolls
The U.S. attorney for the District of Minnesota has slapped Dollar Tree with a civil forfeiture complaint over thousands of allegedly infringing Barbie dolls, the office said Thursday. The prosecutor's office announced it was seeking the forfeiture of nearly 22,000 "fashion dolls" imported by Greenbrier International Inc., which does business as Dollar Tree Inc. These dolls infringe on toy maker Mattel Inc.'s copyright, specifically features of Mattel's "CEO Barbie" doll head, the office said.

The allegedly infringing dolls were discovered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in September 2017 after a Canadian National Railway train stopped in Ranier, Minnesota, carrying a shipping container belonging to Dollar Tree, the office said. Agency officials opened the container, which was marked "other toys," and discovered the dolls. law360.com

Cities could discourage to-go cups
Environmentalists working with local governments may have a new target to draw their ire: the to-go coffee cup. As local and national governments move to tax - or ban - to-go cups, Starbucks and Dunkin' race to find an alternative. Earlier this year Berkeley, Calif.'s city council instituted a new 25-cent charge on take-away cups. Other local governments challenged by waste disposal may soon follow.

The United States creates 120 billion take-away cups each year, or about 20% of the global total. Almost all the cups end up in landfills where they take up to 20 years to decompose. bloomberg.com

Hedge fund investor blamed for tanking Payless
Payless ShoeSource filed for bankruptcy in February and announced that it would close all its stores in the U.S. along with the company's website. Some believe that the company's failure can be blamed on Alden Global Capital, the retailer's majority shareholder, which took steps that undermined Payless' chances for a turnaround while helping the firm reap benefits at the expense of employees and creditors. A judge in the Eastern District of Missouri ruled last week that measures be put in place that would ensure that creditors and lenders get equal treatment to Alden during the bankruptcy process. retailwire.com

Game of Thrones Season 8: Battling the Pirates
An inside look at the huge security operation to prevent the final season
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Face Recognition Privacy Certification Offered
by Loss Prevention Foundation and FaceFirst

The Loss Prevention Foundation and FaceFirst team up to enhance security certification that will help retailers maximize security while protecting biometric data

LOS ANGELES - The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) and FaceFirst have formed a partnership to add biometric privacy and compliance content to the LPF's industry-leading LPQualified and LPCertified certification programs for loss prevention leaders. The initiative, which will be the first of its kind, is needed as retailers adopt face recognition in great numbers to fight the organized retail crime epidemic. The total cost of inventory shrink to the retail industry is $47 billion annually, according to the NRF.

The new content, which will be available mid-year, is designed to ensure that retailers are adhering to best practices around responsible biometric data handling and purging, human verification, encryption, face redaction and other key privacy concepts. Proctored LPQ and LPC exams are offered at more than 1400 locations throughout the US and at 6000 locations worldwide and are taken by career retail security professionals ranging from early-stage to the executive level. FaceFirst will also offer scholarships to qualified industry professionals.

"The new biometric security content is going to greatly enhance our certification," said Terry Sullivan, LPC, president of the Loss Prevention Foundation. "Our partners are what make it possible for us to continue advancing the LP profession through education."

The foundation's LPQualified course and exam were created with input from more than 170 loss prevention professionals representing over 75 of today's leading retail companies, while the LPCertified course and exam were designed with input from 300 professionals representing more than 130 leading retail and solution provider companies.

"The Loss Prevention Foundation is the most respected educator in the retail security space," said Peter Trepp, FaceFirst CEO and author of The New Rules of Consumer Privacy. "Our partnership not only fulfills much-needed demand for industry best practices but is a sign that this transformative technology is here to stay."

FaceFirst is the exclusive provider of biometric privacy content to the LPF.





The Great Privacy Debate:  U.S. judge allows law enforcement to compel suspect to unlock smartphone with biometrics
A U.S. federal district court judge in Massachusetts has ruled that agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) can force people to unlock their smartphones with fingerprint biometrics in the execution of a search warrant, The Register reports.

Judge Judith Dein approved the warrant to search the property of a suspected firearms trafficker, including any iPhone found at his Boston apartment. The affidavit notes that communications with cell phones are among the evidence that led to the identification of the suspect, and that his iPhone could therefore reasonably be expected to contain evidence of illegal activity. The officer providing the affidavit also points out that the biometric unlocking method is necessary because otherwise the device can only be unlocked with the password, which the suspect would have to voluntarily provide.

Passwords are considered potentially self-incriminating testimony, and therefore are protected by the Fifth Amendment, which led a forensics consultancy to advise law enforcement to try to preserve the possibility of biometric unlocking for seized devices last year.

A California judge recently ruled that U.S. police cannot compel people to unlock devices with their facial or fingerprint biometrics, arguing that biometrics are equivalent to the physiological responses of lie-detector tests, which are considered testimony. A similar point was made in a 2017 ruling in an Illinois federal court case. biometricupdate.com

Canada: McDonald's app customers are getting their accounts hijacked by hackers who spent as much as $2,000 on enormous orders of Big Macs and nuggets
McDonald's app users are being targeted by hackers who order more than $2,000 worth of meals and leave no trace. The "My McD's" app in Canada can be used to pre-order food and drink for collection, and stores credit card information for payments. So far in 2019 there have been dozens of reports on Twitter, App Store reviews, and Reddit that the app is often the target of hackers.

McDonald's says it is "aware" of the reports but is "confident in the security of the app." On some occasions, McDonald's Canada has refused to refund fraudulent transactions and urged users to contact their banks for compensation. businessinsider.com

Apple accused of anti-competitive practices after removing rival apps
Apple has removed several apps that enable parents to track and limit their children's screen time. Apple said it was because those apps were abusing a kind of technology that enables third parties to access sensitive information including user location and the device's camera. A screen time tracker is built into the iPhone software by default, and third-party app developers claimed they are being treated unfairly. cnbc.com

P2P Weakness Exposes Millions of IoT Devices
A peer-to-peer (P2P) communications technology built into millions of security cameras and other consumer electronics includes several critical security flaws that expose the devices to eavesdropping, credential theft and remote compromise, new research has found.

The security flaws involve iLnkP2P, software developed by China-based Shenzhen Yunni Technology. iLnkP2p is bundled with millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including security cameras and Webcams, baby monitors, smart doorbells, and digital video recorders. krebsonsecurity.com

Lettuce-Farming Robots Might Grow Your Next Salad
Robotic technology is changing agriculture, transforming what has been a human-labor intensive profession, Bloomberg reports. At San Carlos, Calif.-based startup Iron Ox, autonomous robots plant, care for and harvest leafy greens used for salads. Startups are joining with established agricultural equipment makers like John Deere to invest in more efficient growing and harvesting methods inspired by new technology. bloomberg.com

Delivery Dominance: Domino's® Pilots GPS Delivery Tracking in Phoenix
Domino's Pizza, the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, has spent nearly 60 years answering the question, "Where's my pizza?" Delivery customers need not ask anymore, as Domino's is piloting a test of GPS driver tracking, beginning today in 27 corporate-owned stores throughout Phoenix. Customers who order from one of these stores can track the location of their order and driver via a map from the order confirmation page of Dominos.com or the Domino's app. They will also receive an estimated delivery time and can opt into SMS notifications that let them know when their order is about two minutes away. prnewswire.com

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Axis Communications

Integrated Systems & Solutions - Finally Able to Do More in Your Store

Hedgie Bartol, Retail Business Development Manager,
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As the global leader in network video, Axis Communications is helping retailers create the connected smart store of the future. With more secure, open and flexible platforms, Hedgie Bartol explains how retailers can utilize their network infrastructure and bring together their video surveillance, physical access control, audio systems, and now, add analytics to develop creative solutions that go beyond security, helping to grow the business and improve customer experience.

Quick Take 5 with Gatekeeper Systems

Robert Harling, CEO,
Gatekeeper Systems

with MCs Joe LaRocca
and Amber Bradley


Loss Prevention professionals work in dramatic environments. With shoplifter confrontations becoming increasingly violent, many retailers have shifted from an apprehension to a prevention approach. Robert Harling shares how Gatekeeper's Pushout Theft solution supports this approach by helping retailers stop merchandise from leaving the store in the first place.




Namogoo Report Reveals How Online Fraud Is Effecting E-Commerce Industry
Namogoo, the company fighting against Online Journey Hijacking - a rapidly growing challenge facing eCommerce brands - today released its latest Benchmark Report for 2018. The key findings provide a comprehensive look at a growing but little-known problem that affects 15-25 percent of all user web sessions and costs eCommerce brands hundreds of millions in revenue.

With the only solution helping online retailers block Online Journey Hijacking, Namogoo uses analytics and machine learning to prevent the injection of unauthorized ads that direct consumers to competitors' sites. Powered by these AI analytics, Namogoo's report illustrates the scale and impact of this problem on both user experience and online business revenue. The findings are based on an analysis of billions of page views in 2018 across various eCommerce verticals in the U.S. and Europe.

Among the report's major takeaways:

Users on all major desktop web browsers exhibited high infection rates: But Apple's Safari web browser had the highest such infection rate for both desktop and mobile users at 24.66% and 19.19% respectively.

Mobile Infection Rates: Infection rates on desktops are generally higher than on mobile devices. This can be attributed to the fact that while mobile browsing is increasing, most conversions still occur on desktops. Desktop users in both the U.S. and Europe infected with Online Journey Hijacking - hovering at just over 20 percent of all desktop website visitors - substantially impacted online revenue for businesses throughout 2018.

Online Journey Hijacking by Vertical: Online Journey Hijacking impacts all verticals since it is caused by malware running on the consumer's device. Desktop infection rates include home (23.13 percent), apparel (22.99 percent), eye wear (20.45 percent), gifts and hobbies (18.28 percent) and health and beauty (17.64 percent).

Checkout Abandonment Rates: As the report's conversion findings suggest, the most active consumers are often exposed to unauthorized promotions as a result of downloading malicious content. Once these disruptions are removed from their experience at checkout, they abandon this critical stage of the sales funnel less frequently, making purchases more often. martechadvisor.com

Amazon users targeted in 'brushing' scam
According to retail security experts, a scam known as "brushing" has targeted Amazon users across the country. An online seller purchases their own products with a fake account and ships them to a real address. The seller then writes a positive review of their items from the fake account.

"The positive reviews are like gold. People are always looking for a new hole in the structure at Amazon to be able to put more fake positive reviews on them," says retail security expert Brian Kilcourse. In a statement to CBS News in 2018, Amazon said they investigate every report of customers receiving unsolicited packages and will ban all vendors and reviewers who abuse the reviews system. cbsaustin.com

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Dickson City, PA: Suspects Identified in Baby Formula/ Electronics thefts from Walmart stores in NJ and PA
Officers have released the names of two men accused in a series of Walmart heists. Police say the thieves have been at it for months. Naquan Redding and Rashad Sanford, both from Philadelphia, are two of the three accused of stealing thousands of dollars in electronics and baby formula from Walmarts in Dickson City, Taylor, and the Pittston area. Authorities believe Redding and Sanford have been swiping pricy headphones from stores in Philadelphia and New Jersey since February. Officers haven't identified the third man yet. None of these suspects are in custody. wnep.com

Tampa, FL: Florida man blames blood sugar and diabetes for $5,000 Walmart theft
A New Port Richey man accused of stealing almost $5,000 worth of merchandise at a Walmart claims he does not remember doing it. Deputies say Fruggiero had committed three thefts at the Walmart in a week but Fruggiero says due to his blood sugar diabetes, he does not always know what he is doing and does not remember stealing from the Walmart on State Road 54. He has been charged with scheme to defraud and was transported to Land O' Lakes Detention Center. ktsm.com

Niagara, NY: Empty shelves tip off Walmart LP to major shoplifting case
A security guard discovered a major case of shoplifting recently after noticing several empty shelves in the health and beauty section of the Walmart Supercenter, Town of Niagara Police reported. In a police report filed Sunday, store officials said that the guard came across the bare shelves around 4:55 a.m. on March 5. When the guard reviewed store surveillance video, it revealed a man emptying 77 items from the shelves and loading them into totes before leaving the store without paying for any of them. The value of the stolen goods was placed at $4,826. The entire theft took nearly 60 minutes to complete. buffalonews.com

Bloomingdale's Booster Bag thieves busted after vehicle crash
A brief police pursuit ended Friday afternoon with a crash, a search and the arrests of two men in River Edge who authorities said used anti-theft devices to shoplift from Bloomingdale's at Hackensack's Shops at Riverside. Jordan Gulley, 24, and 19-year-old Count Victor Cooks remained held in the Bergen County Jail on Saturday. Both were charged with shoplifting by using anti-theft devices and receiving stolen property. dailyvoice.com

Vacaville, CA: T-Mobile Robbery suspects arrested following short Police chase
Police say it started Sunday afternoon when four male teens robbed a T-Mobile store at the Nut Tree Village, grabbing as many cellphones as they could. cbslocal.com

UK: Manchester, England: Army of brazen shoplifters, including a meat cleaver -wielding teenager, have cost Quality Save $1.9M in a year
Quality Save is based in Swinton, Greater Manchester, and operates 21 stores. Each branch around two or three incidents a day, which often involve violence. Bosses say few are stealing food to survive while many are working to order. dailymail.co.uk

Cumberland County, PA: Police seek suspect in $800 theft of power tools from Lowes

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Shootings & Deaths

Puyallup, WA: Deputies searching for suspects after C-store owner killed in Armed Robbery
Detectives are searching for the suspects responsible for the robbery and murder of a 79-year-old woman in Puyallup. Deputies say 79-year-old Soon Ja Nam was killed just after 5 p.m. Saturday when two men robbed her Handy Corner Store on 112th St. E. in Puyallup. Witnesses told investigators two men entered the store, pulled out handguns and threatened Nam, but after she gave them the money one of them followed her toward the store office and shot her in the back. q13fox.com

Chicago, IL: Woman shot and Killed in Cellphone store; 4 Dead, 14 wounded in weekend shootings
At least 18 people have been shot, four fatally, within city limits since Friday night. A stray shots struck and killed a 36-year-old woman Friday in Chicago Lawn. Candice Dickerson was in a cellphone store about 6:28 p.m. in the 5900 block of South Kedzie Avenue when someone fired shots, police said. She was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. wbbm780.radio.com

Sulphur, OK: 1 woman shot to death outside Walmart; 1 man in custody
Officials confirm one woman is dead following a shooting at the Walmart in Sulphur Sunday. According to officials, officers responded to reports of a shooting around 6 p.m. in the store parking lot. Police found one victim and took one suspect into custody. news9.com

El Monte, CA: Man shot dead outside 7-Eleven
Sheriff's and police officials said they could not confirm reports that the victim was shot while trying to intervene in an argument or fight between others. ktla.com

Milwaukee, WI: Police investigate shots fired outside Rainbow store; nobody was injured

Bessemer, AL: Man shot multiple times outside Citgo C-Store; in life threatening condition

Hendersonville, TN: One person shot inside a Waffle House; non-life threatening condition

Philadelphia, PA: Man in critical condition following a shooting inside local chicken restaurant

Philadelphia, PA: Police seek gunman in Barber Shop shooting leaving 1 man in critical condition

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Methuen, MA: Police Charge 2 Men With Stealing $65,000 in ATM Theft Ring
Police arrested two men suspected of stealing thousands of dollars from ATMs in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Hudson Police in New Hampshire were investigating a string of thefts from ATMs by an organized group when they learned the suspects were working out of a room at Days Inn in Methuen. While executing an additional search warrant for Nirmalachandran's rental car, police found a large amount of cash inside duffel bags as well as gift cards, debit cards, a printing device, and an electronic device used to activate and utilize bank cards. nbcboston.com

Two injured after TJ Maxx shoplifting pursuit, serious crash on northside of Indianapolis
Sunday afternoon, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called around 4 p.m. to investigate a reported shoplifting incident at T.J. Maxx. Officers then pursued the suspects of the incident as the left the mall until they ran the light at 75th and Allisonville Road and crashed. The two suspects were taken to the hospital, the officer said. Both patients were taken to the hospital in stable condition. theindychannel.com

Houston, TX: Bumbling burglars butt-dial 911 on themselves,
arrested after high-speed chase

A pair of bumbling burglars were arrested after apparently butt-dialing 911 while fleeing the scene of a burglary at a Best Buy near Houston early Saturday. The men are alleged to have knocked off a Best Buy in Sugar Land, Texas, at about 3 a.m. While responding to an alarm at the store, dispatch received a 911 call in the area, Houston police said. But instead of a caller, they heard only background noise. Authorities said they pinged the cellphone, which was coming from a car traveling toward Houston from the suburban electronics store, and took off in pursuit. The suspects led police on a chase that reached speeds of 120 mph, authorities said. The suspects bailed out of their truck in northeast Houston, but two of the three men were captured. The third remains at large. Authorities found stolen laptops and other electronics from Best Buy in the suspects' truck. The same Best Buy in Sugar Land was the scene of a $200,000 robbery in March 2015. abcnews.go.com

Gillette, WY Sportsman Warehouse shoplifter fills out job application
Police were called to Sportsman's Warehouse on Friday morning on a case of shoplifting. Sometime Wednesday, loss prevention officers at the store reported a pair of sunglasses missing along with .30-30 caliber bullets valued at $49.98. A 36-year-old man was identified as a suspect when he used a rewards card to buy other items. Three hours later, police were called to the store again on a shoplifting case with a twist. The same man returned to the store and asked to fill out a job application. At the time, store officials said he also took two pairs of sunglasses worth $84.94 without paying for them. Police officers ticketed the man for the thefts and also recovered all of the items taken. There was no word on his prospects for a job. gillettenewsrecord.com

Pasadena, CA: Robber Likely Responsible for One Man Retail Crime Wave Arrested After $7,000 Jewelry Heist

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Colorado Springs, CO: 12 arrested in connection with two strings of robberies

UK: Sheffield, England: Hunt still on for Armed gang following robbery at Costco store


Northwood, IA: C-Store Employee pleads guilty to $2,300 felony theft; 2 years probation and full restitution


AT&T - Lower Merion, PA - Armed Robbery
Best Buy- Houston, TX - Burglary
C-Store - Valley, AL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Clayton County, GA - Burglary
C-Store - Pueblo, CO - Robbery
C-Store - Warner Robins, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store- Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Mississauga, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Robbery
C-Store - Wayne County, OH - Robbery
Dollar Tree - Lexington, KY - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - East Brunswick, NJ - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Salem, NH - Armed Robbery
Grocery store - Austin, TX - Armed Robbery
Grocery  store- Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Gun store - Hermitage, TN - Burglary
Jewelry store - Pasadena, CA - Armed Robbery
Liquor store - Southport, CT - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Lowell, MA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Warner Robins, GA - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile - Vacaville, CA - Robbery
7- Eleven - Farmington, NY - Robbery



Daily Totals:
20 robberies
3 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed





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District Loss Prevention Manager
Eastern PA/NJ

The District Loss Prevention Manager ensures shrinkage control and improves safety in the stores through proper investigation and training. This position is responsible to provide feedback, guidance and protection for our Team Leaders and Associates. This role has oversight and responsibility for approximately 15-20 store locations...

Corporate Investigations Supervisor
Irving, TX
The Corporate Investigations Supervisor provides leadership and direction to the Corporate Investigators by overseeing investigative processes and work flow. This position is responsible for maintaining consistent execution of processes and support leading to recovery and litigation. The Investigations Supervisor motivates and model's efficiency, effectiveness and productivity with our team, department and company while providing feedback and guidance on both investigations and development...


Field Loss Prevention Manager
Dallas, TX

● Manages and coordinates Loss Prevention and Safety Programs intended to protect Staples assets and ensure a safe work environment within Staples Retail locations
● Manages Loss Prevention initiatives and programs on facility levels which may include a combination of locations within a geographical area; travel required...

Manager, Regional Asset Protection
Bay Area/San Francisco, CA

You will be accountable for execution of asset protection programs within an assigned geographical area. You will be key in assessing and reporting AP vulnerabilities, developing strategies to address vulnerabilities, have a high attention to detail and use critical thinking and good judgement to help make decisions and formulate solutions to work-related concerns...

Manager, Regional Asset Protection
Denver, CO

You will be accountable for execution of asset protection programs within an assigned geographical area. You will be key in assessing and reporting AP vulnerabilities, developing strategies to address vulnerabilities, have a high attention to detail and use critical thinking and good judgement to help make decisions and formulate solutions to work-related concerns...

Regional Asset Protection Manager
Mid-Atlantic Region

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the Asset Protection function in their assigned area. Guide the implementation and training of Asset Protection programs, enforcement of policies and procedures, auditing, investigations and directing of shrink reduction efforts...

Manager, Asset Protection Fraud & Investigations
Westchester, IL

The Manager of Asset Protection Fraud and Investigations is responsible for the global enterprise hybrid -ecommerce, digital product and traditional fraud investigation program. Primary responsibilities include conduct and manage analytically driven fraud and loss investigations, evolve fraud mitigation platforms and initiatives; manage a team of ecommerce analysts and internal investigators, maintain case management and financial fraud reporting metrics...

AP Supervisor
Middleton, WI

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

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

Regional Investigator
Westlake Village, CA

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

Area Loss Prevention Specialist
San Francisco Bay Area

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

Area Loss Prevention Manager
New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania

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

Area Loss Prevention Manager -
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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