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RILA AP Conference 2019
May 5-8

RLPSA Connect
May 14

CNP Expo 2019
May 21-24

The D&D Daily 'Live in Anaheim' at NRF Protect
June 12

NRF Protect
June 11-13

OROCC Conference
June 20

RFID Journal Live! Retail
June 25-27

GA Retailers ORC Alliance Retail Crime Conference
Aug. 22

IAFCI Training Conference
Aug. 26-30

Global Security Exchange
Sept. 8-12

Retail Risk Dallas
Sept. 12

Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit
Sept. 24-25

LPRC Impact 2019
Sept. 30-Oct 2

Florida Retail Federation & W-Z EMPOWER 2019
Oct. 24

CLEAR 10th Annual Training Conference
Oct. 28-31

NJFC LP Conference & Exhibition
Oct. 30

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Frank Panebianco promoted to Vice President Sales ICS, NA
for Checkpoint Systems

Frank has been with Checkpoint Systems since 2003, holding various positions such as Product Manager EAS Hardware & Software SMS NA, Director of Product Management, Key Account Manager - North America, and most recently Director of Key Accounts. Prior to joining Checkpoint Systems, he was a Field Service Manager for Sensormatic Electronics for over 12 years. Congratulations Frank!

Walmart Appoints New VP of Global Food Safety Compliance
Walmart Inc. has appointed a new VP of global food safety compliance to head the company's ethics and compliance department. Coming from the position of VP of product safety, quality and regulatory affairs for Land O'Lakes, Sara Mortimore is taking over the role vacated by Frank Yiannas last year, when he became deputy commissioner for food policy and response at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Mortimore praised Walmart for "embracing digital technologies while not losing sight of the foundational elements of sound food safety management." ... "It is adapting to an increasingly complex global supply chain and changing consumer demands with an innovative mindset in food safety that is exciting to now be part of," she said.


Bob Higgins promoted to Director - Intelligent Retail Lab for Walmart
Located in Levittown, NY inside a 50,000 sq. ft. store with 30,000 items and more than 100 associates, this first-of-its-kind Walmart's in-store AI Lab will allow testing of a broad range of applications such as improving inventory and on-shelf availability, enhancing both the associate and customer experience in our stores. Previously Bob was the Director of Operations & Retail Lab Implementation for Store No. 8, the incubation arm of Walmart. He's also held other roles for Walmart during his over 16 years there, including Market AP Sr. Manager, AP Manager, AP Associate and Wireless Department Manager. Congratulations Bob!

Kyle Haynes promoted to Director of Global Investigations - Technology Investigations for Walmart
Previously, Kyle was the Global Investigator III - Technology Investigations for the retailer, and prior held such positions as Global Investigator II - Technology Investigations and Global Investigator II - ORC. He was a Special Agent in the US Secret Service, a Police Officer for the City of Pelham, AL and a Police Corporal for the City of Montgomery, AL. Congratulations Kyle!
Andrew Crosby, CFI named Director of Loss Control and Compliance for Astreya
Previously, Andrew was the Corporate Manager - Loss Prevention, Security & Investigations for JW Logistics. Prior he held various LP positions including LP Manager for Amazon, Division LP Manager and District LP Manager/Area Operations Manager for Genuine Parts Company, and AP Manager for Walmart. Andrew also served in the US Army. He earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Intelligence Studies/Counterterrorism from American Military University, and his MBA in Project Management from DeVry University and his Masters of Arts in Security Management from American Military University. Congratulations Andrew!

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The Three Next Wave Retail Growth Technologies

By Tony D'Onofrio, Global Retail Influencer

This post will introduce you to what I believe are the top 3 next wave retail growth technologies. These solutions have both security and operational applications, but because I am attending the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Asset Protection conference starting this weekend, some security aspects will be emphasized.

You Can Run, but You Cannot Hide

Walking through Paris on a Saturday a couple weeks ago and seeing all the major brands with boarded-up windows was a stark reminder that violence is a global challenge. There is consensus when I ask the question either directly or in executive forums that I have hosted around the world that retail violence is what keeps most security professionals up at night.

In the United States, violence in retail stores has been a growing issue for some time. In 2018, D&D Daily reported the USA retail industry had 488 violent deaths, up 15% from the previous year. Forty-two percent of the deaths were customers and 19% were store associates.

Quarterly comparisons for Q1/2019 had deaths up 12% with 50% being customers and 22% being store associates.

   'Artificial Intelligence, I Can See You Now'

   'Facetiming the Future'

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The LPRC's Retail Problem-Solving Tools Heading to the Next Level

Gainesville, FL (5/1/2019) - We are excited to announce updates to our LPRC Innovate Ideation and Simulation Lab (ISL). These exciting new spaces are designed to provide world-class, problem-solving and immersive training tools to LPRC members and their partners.

The ISL uses state of the art VR/AR/XR technologies that can be connected to an organization's corporate and field locations. This allows us to create a realistic and immersive experience for teams attending both in person and remote sessions. Retail organizations will use the ISL to ideate and simulate solution and future design options. These unique capabilities will enable members to grow their businesses by leveraging our research process in a new, high-impact, lower-cost way.

An addition to our existing research LPRC Research Lab and dispersed StoreLab locations, the ISL will empower members to collaborate cross-functionally with other businesses and thought leaders to create concept options, generate prototypes and much more. Mid-May we are installing our final phase 1 suite of technologies, including an array of 6 ultra HD projectors, surround sound, and an augmented reality solution set. This year's IMPACT will feature the LPRC Innovate ISL spaces and tools to collectively solve problems.

LPF Announces April's LPC and LPQ Professionals

The Loss Prevention Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC):

● Arthur Griffore, II LPQ - Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
Joseph Womack, III LPC - Beall's Inc.
● William West, IV LPC - CKE Restaurants, Inc.
● Joseph Baldasare, Jr LPC - Lowes Companies, Inc.
● Michelle Bronson-Jones, LPC - Rite Aid Corporation

● Steven Dean, LPC - Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM)
● Paul Evans, LPC - Southeastern Grocers
● Randy Graham, LPC - Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM)


● Brian Reichart, LPC - Amazon.com
● Victor Wichi, LPC - Gamestop

● Matthew Maheu, LPC CFI-Legacy - CKE Restaurants, Inc.
● Kenneth Anderson, LPQ - Macy's
● Gregory Brown, LPQ - American Eagle Outfitters
● John Cunningham, LPQ - Lowes Companies, Inc.
● Claudia Melano, LPQ - Nordstrom, Inc
● Ashley Starr, LPQ - Comcast/NBCUniversal
Robert Brady, LPQ LPC - 7-Eleven, Inc.

The Hard Truth About Soft Skills
"Hard skills will get you the interview - soft skills will get you the job."

"We have all seen situations where the decision to hire-when two or more candidates present the same level of hard skills' strength-is made with soft skills as the differentiator."

"The most important soft skill is communication. It's the foundation of every other soft skill. "In my experience, communication skills are paramount to one's capability to execute and deliver the day-to-day requirements of leadership and having oversight for a team, small or large," Bayne says.

"In this fast-paced business environment, the ability to communicate clear and concise messages is crucially important," Lammert explains.

"In general, those who achieve the greatest success in their careers have a genuine interest in those around them and are skilled in communicating," Snipes says. 

Besides communication skills, emotional intelligence has become an important attribute for candidates in the current job market.

Emotional intelligence (often abbreviated as EQ) is the ability to perceive another's emotions, reactions and perspective, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. In the world of management, it has many applications. These include working well as a teammate, empathetic listening, building consensus and an ability to be persuasive and to motivate. shrm.org

Opioid company executives found guilty of racketeering
Five top executives of Insys Therapeutics -- maker of Subsys, a version of the extremely powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl -- were found guilty Thursday on federal racketeering charges for bribing doctors to prescribe the painkiller to people who didn't need it. They were also convicted of defrauding Medicare and private insurance.

The trial put on display sales tactics such as lap dances to lure doctors and a company vice president who dressed as a Subsys bottle and rapped during a company promo.

The jury took 15 days to reach its verdict against the executives, including founder and one-time billionaire John Kapoor. Other defendants include Richard Simon, 48, the former national director of sales; Sunrise Lee, 38, a former regional sales director; Joseph Rowan, 45, a former regional sales director; and Michael Gurry, 55, the former vice president of managed markets. cnn.com

How Card-Not-Present Fraud and Chargebacks Impact Restaurant Operators
More and more restaurants offer delivery and "buy-online, pick up in-store," or BOPUS, as it's increasingly described. Many even have their own branded mobile app to streamline the customer experience.

More automation in the ordering and checkout process, combined with reduced face-to-face interaction between cardholders and merchants, can open the door for errors, misunderstandings and even criminal fraud. Errors and fraud in card-not-present transactions inevitably lead to chargebacks.

This change in the restaurant industry landscape was sudden and dramatic. If we look at data as recent as 2013, we see merchants in the food and beverage industry reported almost no chargebacks. Things looked very different, though, when we conducted our State of Chargebacks 2018 survey just five years later.

Our study found that 28 percent of respondents in the food and beverage industry had a chargeback rate between 0.5 and 1 percent of all transactions. One in ten respondents had a chargeback rate above 1 percent. restauranttechnologynews.com

Walmart's New Workplace: Gold Stars, 'Attitude Cards' and Cheers
Walmart in some 75 stores is piloting a new store-level management structure it's calling "Great Workplace," Bloomberg, and other media outlets, reported. The changes entail having smaller teams taking on more responsibility and getting more training, with pay jumps in hourly wages and salaries for supervisors, according to the report. The new approach is now centered at the retail giant's Neighborhood Market grocery stores, which are smaller than its flagships and its supercenters, but next month will expand to certain departments at 50 of those larger locations. bloomberg.com

Walmart employees share the wildest returns they've ever seen
Walmart employees are no strangers to bizarre returns. The company's returns policy varies based on department and whether or not you've made your purchase online or in the store. But a number of Walmart employees have spoken to Business Insider about their run-ins with "serial returners," fraudsters, and shoppers who brought back gross, used products.

Here are some of the most ridiculous returns that Walmart employees said they've seen:

● A Walmart associate saw a shopper return "a pair of underwear that was already worn."

● A Walmart associate from Tennessee described seeing a customer return a product from Kmart. "It was accepted with the Kmart sticker on it," the associate said.

● A Walmart associate said they often witness a group come in to return expensive electric toothbrushes, claiming that "they were a gift from my mom/sister/boyfriend but I don't need it."

● A different Walmart associate said they saw someone try to get a refund on "a gallon of out-of-date milk from Kroger."

● An employee said that they'd received a "used" positive pregnancy test at the returns desk.

● One Walmart associate described seeing numerous air conditioners being returned after the summer months, as well as electric heaters brought back for a refund in the spring. businessinsider.com

California startup sells 'world's first' bulletproof hoodie, including kids sizes
Wonder Hoodie, a southern California startup, sells a product its founder wishes didn't have to exist-- a bulletproof hoodie. Like many young tech workers, 25-year-old Vy Tran decided to create something she needed but couldn't find. In 2016, her neighbor in her hometown of Seattle, was walking home when a man shot her dead, after an attempted robbery.

With a background in material science, she prototyped designs and sent them for testing. When her products met National Institute of Justice requirements for body armor, she founded her company in 2018 and started selling the gear-- a hoodie, a jean jacket, a vest and other accessories that start at $450.

The reality of getting caught in random gunfire has given rise to an industry of bulletproof gear, designed for people who likely never thought about tactical armor in the past -- parents, teachers, kids. You can now find bulletproof backpacks, portable shelters and plate inserts all over the web. abc30.com

Post Office wants to shift focus to package deliveries
The U.S. Postal Service has introduced a plan that would see it cutting mail delivery from six to five days a week while expanding packaging deliveries to seven days. The move, according to the USPS, would better reflect market conditions and save billions of dollars a year. Republican and Democratic members of Congress, however, are opposed to making a change to mail deliveries. retailwire.com

Division Dir. AP - Belk - job posting removed from site

C-suite shakeup at Ascena Retail Group as longtime CEO leaves

Francesca's to close at least 20 stores this year amid sales plunge

Report: Mexico mulls tariffs on US as payback for border slowdown

Maine first state to ban styrofoam for food and drinks

Amazon: 1-day delivery doesn't require changes at fulfillment centers

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CAP Index's New Crime Report Is Here

Download CAP's new Validation Study, which compares year-over-year crime frequencies and examines how crime percentages track with CAP Score categories


New US CAP Score Validation Study
Q1 2018 vs. 2018 Crime Comparison

217,793 address-specific crimes
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Visit CAP at the RILA AP Conference

Will you be in Denver at this year's Retail Asset Protection Conference from May 5-8?
Come see CAP Index present and visit them at Booth #821.


Basia Pietrawska Speaking
Parking Lot Crime: A Scientific Approach

Come see Basia Pietrawska, CAP Index's Vice President, Crime Intelligence Analysis, at this year's RILA conference addressing multiple R&D efforts by a cross-functional team of retailers, scientists, and solution providers to tackle the real-world challenge of parking lot safety. Learn more


About CAP Index

For 30 years, CAP Index has been a leader in crime risk forecasting, serving over 80 percent of the Fortune 100. Today, more than 5,000 businesses and government agencies use CAP's CRIMECAST® Maps and Reports, analytics, and tools to help optimize resources, limit exposure, and minimize losses.





NRF Cybersecurity Advisory Group Sponsorship

NRF will collaborate with strategic partners to develop research, events and year-round products and services for cybersecurity professionals in retail. NRF has set a limit on the number of partners at each Sponsor level. This ensures the premier benefits and participation are limited to a select group.

Interested in taking advantage of an NRF Cybersecurity Advisory Group Partnership? Contact Lisa Marzetti for pricing and more details.

Read more about Platinum, Gold and Silver Partnerships here: nrf.com


CONTROLTEK at RILA: Dark Web Session and Live Demonstration of ApparelGuard
CONTROLTEK, an emerging leader in retail product protection, will be attending the Retail Industry Leaders Association's 2019 Retail Asset Protection Conference from May 5 to 8 in Denver, Colo. They will be showcasing the latest in EAS and RFID solutions at an interactive exhibit located at booth 606.

Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer of CONTROLTEK, will be speaking about the basics of the dark web and how to use it as a tool to conduct investigations on Tuesday, May 7 at 1:15 p.m. Meehan will be presenting at a concurrent session with Abraham Gonzalez, CFI, LPC, central asset protection manager of fraud mitigation and e-commerce investigations at Bloomingdale's.

"Tom is an expert in all things tech and retail asset protection," said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer of CONTROLTEK. "He has combined this expertise with his years of experience in conducting investigations to teach loss prevention professionals how to use today's technology to fight against the classic problem of retail shrinkage." controltekusa.com

Facebook Building Cryptocurrency-Based Payments System
Pitch to retailers includes break on transaction fees

Facebook Inc. is recruiting dozens of financial firms and online merchants to help launch a cryptocurrency-based payments system on the back of its gigantic social network.

The effort, should it succeed, threatens to upend the traditional, lucrative plumbing of e-commerce and would likely be the most mainstream application yet of cryptocurrency. It comes as the social-media giant is under intense pressure from regulators, users and shareholders to address privacy shortcomings.

At the heart of the initiative, under way for more than a year and code-named Project Libra, is a digital coin that its users could send to each other and use to make purchases both on Facebook and across the internet, according to people familiar with the matter.

The pitch to merchants is a break on fees. Facebook envisions eliminating swipe and other card processing fees that merchants pay on transactions, which are typically around 2% to 3% and are collected by banks, payments processors and networks such as Visa. wsj.com

Retail and Restaurant POS Attacks: "Why me?"
The attacks are not just of large chains or massive resorts. They experience problems too. The sad fact is that a lot of small, mom-and-pop retail outlets and restaurants are attacked and compromised every month.

For the bad-actors, it's a game of numbers. The more sites they attack; the more data they steal; the greater the spoils or their efforts. In a recent case, where we examined a small restaurant POS system, the bad-actors actually activated the local security controls so that they could keep other attackers out of the system they compromised. paymentsjournal.com

Uber Ambitiously Eyes 2021 for Food-Delivery Drones Launch
Uber Technologies Inc. envisions taking to the skies with a fleet of food-delivery drones in as little as three years, an ambitious timeline for a ride-hailing company that would face numerous technical challenges and regulatory hurdles.

The San Francisco company is seeking an operations executive who can help make delivery drones functional as soon as next year and commercially operational in multiple markets by 2021, according to a job posting that appeared on Uber's website. wsj.com


Nedap integrates Zebra technology in !D Cloud RFID retail platform

Free choice of RFID devices allows retailers to use best of breed
solutions for stock counting

Nedap announces that it has now completed the integration of all cornerstone Zebra RFID technology for retail in-store stock management within !D Cloud, Nedap's leading RFID platform. The integrations spans the RFD2000 and RF8500 series handheld RFID sleds, the TC5x and TC2x series Touch Mobile Computers and the ZD500r and ZT400 series RFID printers.

Read more here.

Meet us at RILA booth #921 and find out about our latest innovations
in the fields of RFID-based Loss Prevention.




2019 'Group LP Selfie' Pizza Party Drawing!


Gus Downing, Amber Bradley and Joe LaRocca draw three winners in our latest 'Group LP Selfie' drawing. See which three lucky retail LP/AP teams win a FREE pizza party - sponsored by Domino's!

Submit your team's 'Group LP Selfie' and you could win at our next drawing in June at NRF PROTECT. We'll also send you a free GLPS team plaque for your office wall. Show the industry your team pride and have some fun!

Joe & Amber Discuss ORC - Part 2

Quick Take 9

with MCs Joe LaRocca
and Amber Bradley


LPNN Co-MCs Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley continue their conversation on Organized Retail Crime, discussing the importance of educating the C-Level executives at your company about ORC and partnering with law enforcement and local ORCAs to help fight the growing epidemic.




Assessing Fraud Strategies in E-Commerce Businesses
Despite a reported increase in fraud budgets, Experian's 2019 Global Identity & Fraud Report found 55 percent of businesses across the globe experienced an increase in online fraud-related losses, which emphasizes the need for e-commerce merchants to assess the effectiveness of their card-not-present fraud detection strategies.

According to Chris Ryan, Experian's senior fraud solutions consultant, the primary challenge for e-commerce risk professionals is the consumer demand for convenience. "E-commerce merchants are often limited in the tools that can be used because of the demand for those tools to be primarily invisible to the individual consumer."

When it comes to more covert tools, Ryan said there have been some exciting wins lately. "For the most part, the activity between the individual and e-retailer is inconsistent, which makes it harder to collect that data of user behavior on the merchant side."

As a result, e-retailers need to rely on a set of layered tools that get to the right prediction by combining patterns of behavior that are associated with an identity. "Covert tools that monitor the consumer's pattern of behavior everywhere can detect when that behavior diverges from merchant to merchant," Ryan said. cardnotpresent.com

Opinion: Could New eCommerce Fraud Rules Separate the Best
from the Rest in 2019?

Last year, PSD2 and GDPR were the two most prominent topics in the conversations around data privacy regulations. Now in 2019, the discussion around the applicable use of consumer information isn't expected to wane - if anything, it is only getting louder.

The mandated adoption of Strong Consumer Authentication (SCA) is coming September 2019 as a part of PSD2, requiring additional layers of authentication to allow specific types of transactions.

By collecting and sharing information behind the scenes during online transactions, financial institutions and their merchant customers should become increasingly better at spotting and stopping potential fraud.

However, the standard will also measure the quality of merchants' data and if too much fraudulent activity has occurred, they'll need to add barriers in the payments process to right the ship and provide adequate security for customers. Equally, new PSD2 regulation has clauses that outline if certain fraud rates aren't met by card issuers, some transactions on their cards will have to be authenticated.

Could such requirements establish an even wider divide between the merchants and issuers that can offer frictionless payments and the ones who can't? infosecurity-magazine.com

How Stolen Ecommerce Data is Sold on the Darknet

Rent the Runway paves way for growth with new headquarters

Amazon rebrands, expands Middle East marketplace



Gwinnett County, GA: Shoplifter hits Home Depot again,
for the 16th Time

Police say since November of last year, this man is responsible for the theft of over $10,000 in merchandise. fox5atlanta.com

New Haven, CT: Police seek 3 suspect in $7,800 Credit Card Fraud; $10K more purchases declined
The three people allegedly made the illicit purchases on April 18, after a credit card was stolen from its owner's vehicle at a local fitness and rehabilitation center. "The individuals charged over $7,800 combined at the New Haven Apple store, North Haven Target, and North Haven T.J. Maxx," police said Additional attempts for over $10,000 worth of merchandise later in the day at other locations in North Haven and New Haven, were declined. nhregister.com

Racine, WI: Man charged for allegedly stealing hundreds of products
from Walmart, Target, Shopko

A 56-year-old Racine man faces multiple sets of charges stemming back to August 2017 for allegedly stealing more than $4,500 in merchandise from Walmart, Shopko and Target over the past two years. Rickey Charles Franklin, of the 600 block of Wisconsin Avenue, reportedly told police that he resells the products he takes for profit. journaltimes.com

Millburn, NJ: Police looking for a woman who stole over $1,600 worth of belts from Salvatore Ferragamo store in The Mall at Short Hills on April 24

Cape Coral, FL: Bonnet-wearing man steals $450 in baby formula from Publix

Oneida County, NY: Walmart Distribution Center employee charged in 2018 Larceny Investigation; theft of several iPhones

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Shootings & Deaths

Woodland, CA: Chevron gas station Robbery suspect killed in high speed crash
A robbery that occurred at the Chevron on East Main Street early Thursday morning turned into a high speed chase that left one suspect dead. The incident began around 3:20 a.m. when a man entered the gas station and brandished what appeared to be a gun to the on-duty clerk while asking for money, according to Deputy Chief Derrek Kaff. The passenger was ejected from the vehicle and did not survive his injuries in spite of life saving efforts performed at the scene. The driver, who sustained non life threatening injuries. dailydemocrat.com


Joliet, IL: Police seeking female suspect in Denny's fatal parking lot shooting
Joliet police are trying to identify a woman seen speaking with a Crest Hill man in the lobby of the Plainfield Road Denny's just before the discovery of his lifeless body in the restaurant's parking lot. Gregory G. Brown was found shot to death in the outside the Denny's about 10 p.m. Tuesday. Brown suffered a single bullet wound. On Thursday, police released still photos from Denny's surveillance video showing the mystery woman and Brown speaking to each other. theherald-news.com


Hiram, GA: Suspect in custody after shooting inside Home Depot store
An argument between two men sparked a physical altercation before one shot the other inside a Home Depot store this morning, May 3, the Paulding sheriff's office reported. A person is in custody after a shooting inside the store. The victim was taken to the hospital. That person's condition was not immediately available. fox5atlanta.com

Memphis, TN: Shooting at Whitehaven Mapco gas station leaves victim
in critical condition

Memphis police launched an investigation after a man was shot at a gas station overnight, marking the second gas station shooting in the city in a little over 24 hours. Police are still searching for suspects in the latest shooting, which happened around 2 a.m. Thursday at the Mapco on East Brooks Road. Police say the man was shot after an argument as he walked one of his friends to their car. wreg.com

Philadelphia, PA: Store owner shields mother and child during shootout
A local store owner is being credited with saving the lives of a mother and her child when he shielded them during a shootout in broad daylight in West Philadelphia. Two men started firing (total of 25 rounds) at each other in the middle of the afternoon. Woodall grabbed three of his customers, including a 9-year-old girl. They credit Woodall for saving their lives. Luckily, no one was hit. fox29.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Salt Lake City, UT: Theft suspect in critical condition after altercation at Ace Hardware store
A theft suspect is in critical condition Thursday evening after an altercation at a Salt Lake City hardware store. The incident happened at the Ace Hardware in downtown Salt Lake City. Police said a man walked into the store and attempted to steal something before he was caught by employees. The employees confronted the man, and a struggle ensued outside of the store. Witnesses came to help, and at some point, during the struggle, the suspect stopped breathing. He was taken away in critical condition, and police on the scene said he "might not survive." Investigators are questioning everyone involved, but no one is in custody at this time. abc4.com

Racine, WI: Teen caught on camera breaking into Dunham's Sport, stealing $5K worth of firearms
A 15-year-old boy was charged as an adult, accused of breaking into a Racine sporting goods store in July 2018 and stealing nearly a dozen firearms worth thousands of dollars. Roosevelt Allen was charged in Racine County Tuesday, April 30 with felony burglary, theft and misdemeanor property damage in connection to the early-morning burglary of Dunham's Sports on Durand Avenue near S. Green Bay Road on July 15, 2018. fox6now.com

Family Dollar Robbery suspect waiting for Time Delay safe to open when caught
A man who robbed a Cedar Lake dollar store already had money from a register and knew the safe was on a security delay, but he waited for it to open and was caught by police. Thomas E. Setlik, 59, was standing behind the counter Tuesday at Family Dollar wearing a bandanna on his face and holding a knife and a plastic bag when police arrived. Setlik allegedly told police he knew what he was doing was wrong but needed to pay rent and had problems with the Internal Revenue Service. kokomoperspective.com

Lancaster, NY: Man attempts to rob Pharmacy inside Tops Market with Fake Bomb

Oklahoma City, OK: Cameras capture terrifying Armed Robbery of jewelry store

Pittsford, NY: Suspects smash through jewelry store window, take $50,000 worth of jewelry

Chico, CA: Police arrested a suspect in connection to a string of armed robberies



Cincinnati, OH: Customs Agents Confiscate $8M In Fake Merchandise In Three Days
Local customs agents are keeping fake designer merchandise off the streets. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at Cincinnati's Express Consignment Operations hub unveiled this week a haul of counterfeit items that were seized during a three-day period last month. Nearly $8 million in Chinese-made belts, purses and watches were collected and will be destroyed. eaglecountryonline.com



Anchorage, AK: Ravn Air supervisor sentenced in $200,000 Mail Theft Case
U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that a former Ravn Alaska supervisor was sentenced for his lead role in a mail theft conspiracy, involving over $200,000 worth of Apple computers, phones and tobacco products from the United States mail. Congress Lepou, of Anchorage, was sentenced to serve twelve months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. In addition to his sentence, Lepou was ordered $199,143 in restitution. youralaskalink.com


Antique Shop - Vigo County, IN - Burglary
C-Store - New Castle, PA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Marion, IN - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Knox County, TN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Hawaii Kai, HI - Robbery
Cellphone store - Charlestown, IL - Armed Robbery
Cellphone store - Downers Grove, IL - Armed Robbery
Clothing store - Corbin, KY - Burglary
Clothing store - Dover, DE - Burglary
Family Dollar - Crown Point, IN - Robbery
Gas Station - Pleasant Valley, NY - Robbery
Gas Station - Woodland, CA - Robbery / suspect killed in crash
Hardware store - Salt Lake City, UT - Robbery
Jewelry store - Park City, UT - Burglary
Jewelry store - Rochester, NY - Burglary
Jewelry store - Oklahoma City, OK - Robbery
Pharmacy - Lancaster, NY - Robbery
Restaurant - Fenton, MO - Armed Robbery (Little Caesars)


Daily Totals:
13 robberies
5 burglaries
0 shootings
1 killed


Weekly Totals:
83 robberies
20 burglaries
1 shooting
1 killed



Austin Crager named Regional Loss Prevention Auditor for DTiQ
Vic DeBlassi named Regional LP Manager - Northeast for Finish Line
John Lanzon, CFI named Regional LP Manager for Gap Inc.
Cameron Wilkinson named District LP Manager for TJX Canada/Winners Merchants International LP
Amanda McClellan promoted to Global Investigator III for Walmart
Elizabeth Bolton named Risk & Compliance Agent for IKEA
Jim Mansour named District AP Leader for CVS Health
Angela Schorah named Multi-Brand LP Trainer for TJX Companies
Alaina Kring promoted to Lead ORC Manager for ULTA Beauty
Kelly Lederer promoted to Systems & Investigations Support Manager for TJX Companies
Benjamin Konzag promoted to Cluster Manager LP & Security for Amazon (Deutschland)
Kyle Skardon promoted to Cluster LP Manager for Amazon (UK)
Cass Morgan promoted to European Central LP Operations & Communications Manager for TJX Europe
Kelly Hunt promoted to AP Manager for Hannaford Supermarkets

Robert Holmes
promoted to Enterprise Resilience Analyst for Lowe's

Douglas Del Campo named Regional LP Manager (Global Specialty Fulfillment) for Amazon

Caglar Ari, CFI
named Cluster Manager, Security & LP for Amazon (Germany)

Sherell Burns promoted to Marmaxx LP Training Specialist for TJX Companies

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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...

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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