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Daniel Sluss promoted to Director of Loss Prevention/Security for Food City/KVAT Foods Inc.

Daniel was previously the Director of LP/Security of the Tri-Cities Division for KVAT Foods Inc. for over four years. He's held a variety of loss prevention and security positions for them since he started in 1996 including a role in Operations, Loss Prevention Specialist and District LP/Security Manager. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University. Congratulations Daniel!

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Retailers Make 'Dirty Dozen' Unsafe Workplace List
Top-Ranked Amazon Pushes Back

Amazon, Lowe's and Tesla are among the firms on a list of employers with unsafe workplaces published by a federation of labor, health and safety groups.

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) released its annual "The Dirty Dozen" employers of 2018 last week in observance of Workers' Memorial Week, honoring workers who lost their lives on the job and those who have suffered workplace injuries and illnesses.

According to National COSH, the "dirty dozen" for 2018 and the reason they are under scrutiny are:

1. Amazon - Seattle, Washington: Seven workers killed at Amazon warehouses since 2013 - including three workers within five weeks at three separate locations in 2017. (Amazon has pushed back. See reply below.)

3. Dine Brands Global, Inc. (IHOP and Applebee's) - Glendale, California: Demands for sex, groping, threats of violence against workers. More than 60 complaints about sexual and harassment and abuse.

5. Lowe's Home Improvement - Mooresville, North Carolina: 56 U.S. deaths are linked to exposure to paint strippers containing methylene chloride, including 17 workers who died while refinishing bathtubs. The retail giant still sells products with this deadly substance, despite appeals from workers, consumers and families.

Workplace deaths in the U.S. are on the rise. According to the latest information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,190 deaths from workplace trauma in 2016, an increase of seven percent from 2015 and a 12 percent increase since 2012.

In reply to the listing, Melanie Etches, PR manager for Amazon out of London, emailed Insurance Journal to tout the company's workplace safety program. She said the company integrates safety metrics and audits into operational meetings, new hire orientation, process training and new process development. insurancejournal.com

MLK's daughter calls for Waffle House boycott after black man choked, slammed by NC cop
Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter Bernice King, CEO of The King Center, reacted to a News & Observer report of a black man choked and slammed by a North Carolina police officer at a Waffle House by calling for people to avoid the restaurant chain until it commits to employee training and other changes.

In a tweet on Thursday, King wrote: "Family, let's stay out of Waffle House until the corporate office legitimately and seriously commits to 1. discussion on racism, 2. employee training and 3. other plans to change; and until they start to implement changes." newsobserver.com

Starbucks changes bathroom policy following racial firestorm
Starbucks is opening its bathrooms to everyone regardless of whether they've bought anything following the arrest last month of two African American men at one of its coffee shops in Philadelphia.

Chairman Howard Schultz says he doesn't want the company to become a public bathroom, but feels employees can make the "right decision a hundred percent of the time," if that choice is removed at the store level. cnbc.com

Nike co-founder Phil Knight is "proud" of how company dealt with harassment allegations
Nike was recently embroiled in a workplace scandal amid allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination. At least six top executives resigned or left the company thereafter. Asked about the allegations and how the company is doing, Knight said, "Overall how Nike is doing is, we're doing fine."

"Sales and earnings are growing, but we did have a shock within the last couple of months that certain number of managers were bullying employees and it was a shock to me personally and to a lot of the upper management. And it's disappointing as well as a shock. It's very disappointing, but I am proud of the company and the way it responded to the problems that it saw and it's basically cleaning house for those people," Knight said. cbsnews.com

ISIS Movie Stunt Doesn't Go Over Well
Tehran, Iran: Actors Storm Crowded Mall Dressed as ISIS Militants
The plan was to harmlessly promote "Damascus Time," a new film about an Iranian father and son who travel to Syria to deliver humanitarian supplies and then get kidnapped by the Islamic State. Actors dressed as Islamic State fighters would show up at a large shopping mall and cinema in Tehran on Monday night and jovially pose for photos with passersby.

Then the actors decided to take the publicity stunt to the next level. Wielding fake guns and swords, they stormed the mall, shouted "Allahu akbar" and pretended to wage an attack. One even rode through the building on a horse.

Unsurprisingly, it didn't go over well.

While some shoppers realized it was prank and took selfies with the group, others reportedly screamed and ran for their lives, thinking the mall was really under attack.

The spoof was supposed to garner popular interest for "Damascus Time," but it resulted in so much backlash on Iranian social media that director Ebrahim Hatamikia had to apologize. washingtonpost.com ifpnews.com

The ICE-Men Cometh
C-Stores Beware - Easiest Place in Retail to Find Illegal Workers

In case you missed it, when it comes to immigration enforcement, there's a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald Trump. Say what you want about his administration but, when it comes to its approach to immigration, it has been very out front, very outspoken and very consistent.

For convenience store owners and operators, there should be no lack of clarity about the enforcement environment in which we currently find ourselves.

Recently, I came across an excellent guide from NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, that gives operators some good advice on how to prepare and inoculate themselves. I have included the link here.

If operators are going to successfully defend themselves against enforcement agencies or immigration lawyers looking to make a quick dollar, they are going to have to demonstrate that they have done everything reasonable in their power to identify undocumented workers.

We know ICE is coming. We know what they are looking for. We know it's not a question of if, but when. Operators would be smart not to roll the dice on this one and bet it will never be their turn. csnews.com

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Changing Paradigm Shift of Security Leadership
By: Chad Ross, Manager, Industry Relations, Food Marketing Institute
We are continuously reminded of the unprecedented change that's occurring not only in the food retail space but in the entire retail sector. Technological advancements have quite literally put more information than ever at our fingertips.

With an abundance of information available, food retailers have a heightened awareness of new and evolving terrorism threats, workplace violence, and shifts in workplace dynamics. In order for companies to prepare themselves to protect their people, their products and their customers, it's important for retailers to continuously examine and edit their crisis continuity plans and the heeded leadership they have in place to keep their stores running in times of crisis.

In 2017, the industry was forced to reexamine their procedures and crisis continuity plans to make sure that it covers everything from natural disasters to single store threats that could have national effects on the brand. With food retailing being a pillar of the community we need to make sure that we are not only prepared to handle whatever crisis comes our way but we are able to assist our communities.

At NRF PROTECT 2018, the magnifying glass is turned inward to examine crisis continuity planning in food retail and how grocers can be more prepared to handle emergencies and protect their company's assets. Rod Wheeler, founder and CEO of The Global Defense Institute, will discuss the opportunities that exist in the changing paradigm of security leadership.

Attend "Food Retailer Breakfast: The Changing Paradigm Shift of Security Leadership" on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at NRF Protect in Dallas Texas. There is no cost to attend the Food Retailer Breakfast, but attendees must be retailers and registered with a full conference pass at NRF PROTECT 2018.  Register here

Cincinnati, OH: Who's minding the store when it comes to retail food stamp fraud?
Retail food stamp fraud has occurred for years in Ohio without the federal government knowing about it, the I-Team has discovered.  The Department of Agriculture says it has a high-tech network that can identify possible fraud, then alert investigators. But an I-Team investigation revealed that federal agents in Ohio have learned about years of fraud from informants, not the taxpayer-funded system designed to alert them.  Authorities said the fraud at U.S. Beef amounted to $906,000. On a national scale, food stamp fraud documented by the federal government totaled $560 million last year and $592 million in 2016 - out of $63 billion in benefits. wcpo.com

Madison, MS: All retail locations required to have external security cameras
In 2017, a new ordinance went into effect in Madison requiring external security cameras on the buildings of retail locations. Existing business were given until March 2018 to come into compliance. The idea for the ordinance came after the police department found that a lot of businesses did not have any external cameras in the entry areas or parking areas. They also found that the businesses that did have cameras didn't know how to work the system or the cameras had stopped working. msbusiness.com

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to Honor 360 Fallen Officers
On May 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm at the National Mall, 360 fallen law enforcement officers will be honored during the 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil as part of National Police Week 2018.

There is no bigger crisis in law enforcement than an officer who has been killed in the line of duty. That crisis repeated itself 129 times in 2017. This number represents a ten percent decrease over 2016 when 143 officers died in the line of duty. officer.com

Two vendors now sell iPhone cracking technology - and police are buying
Law enforcement interest in iPhone encryption-cracking hardware from two new companies is a strong indication that Apple no longer claims the mobile security high ground.

In February, reports surfaced that an Israel-based technology vendor, Cellebrite, had discovered a way to unlock encrypted iPhones running iOS 11 and were marketing the product to law enforcement and private forensics firms around the world. According to a police warrant obtained by Forbes, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had been testing the technology.

Shortly thereafter, Grayshift emerged as a different company that had developed an inexpensive black box that could unlock any iPhone; this week Motherboard reported that local and regional U.S. police departments and the federal government have been purchasing the technology. computerworld.com

New iPhone feature could make it tougher for cops to unlock criminals' devices
There's a new twist in the long-running cat-and-mouse game between Apple and law enforcement. A new feature, which first emerged in an early beta version of the company's iPhone and iPad software but never made it to market, has emerged again in the latest beta.

Law enforcement have long complained that they need access to locked devices to help with their investigations. But security experts have decried efforts by the government to lobby for backdoors, arguing that hackers could also get that same access and use it for their own gain. zdnet.com

Mother's Day spending will reach $23.1B
An estimated $23.1 billion will be funneled into the U.S. economy from Mother's Day spending this year. In its latest survey, the National Retail Federation expects about 86 percent of Americans to spend an average $180 on Mom this year. The annual survey indicates individuals ages 35-44 will be the biggest spenders at an average $224. bizjournals.com

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Corporate Loss Prevention Manager, West Coast for Estée Lauder in Los Angeles
The Manager is responsible to implement Loss Prevention specific strategies, drive strategic policies that protect employees by assessing risk to company assets in the West Coast. The Manager will report to the West Coast LP Director to contribute on various Loss Prevention objectives in order to support the operational needs of the FSS and build supplier relationship management programs for various categories of indirect spend. taleo.net

Toys 'R' Us execs depart with cash bonuses

Toys "R" Us employees demand severance for 33,000

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Fighting ORC With AI
Shrinking The Shrinkage Problem With Biometric Network Surveillance

A guy walks into a pharmacy, does a lap and walks out without buying anything. An hour later, he walks into another location of the same chain pharmacy two miles down the road and does the same lap, again not buying anything. And in another hour, he does the same routine at yet another location two more miles down the road, still buying nothing.

That's pretty suspicious, but the individual pharmacies involved are unlikely to recognize it as such, even if they review security footage. After all, the guy was only there for five minutes, and he didn't go back to the same pharmacy throughout the day, so employees at the second and third location don't get the benefit of anything that may have been observed by employees at the first.

Otto Lowe, CFO at DeepCam, says that's why network intelligence is needed: a video surveillance system across chain retailers that doesn't just catch suspicious activity in one store at a time, but identifies patterns, trends and repeat actors across multiple locations and large populations.

Lowe listed two scenarios where a security network can help chain retailers.

First, in the event of organized retail crime: This isn't just an individual with sticky fingers, he said. These are gangs that have shopping lists and know what they can resell quickly for cash. Gangs will systematically hit chain retailers over and over in different locations.

With traditional video surveillance, each store discovers the faces and intentions of that gang when it comes through their doors. But with network surveillance, every store in a geographic area can have that intelligence as soon as the gang hits store No. 1 - and with biometric identification driven by artificial intelligence, the system itself can raise the red flag when gang members enter another store, rather than relying on human managers and cashiers to recognize criminals.

In short, there is a network benefit once a face is known, said Lowe, and from there, the retailer can take action according to company policies. Facial recognition and artificial intelligence work together across the network to identify potential issues and bring them to the chain's attention early. pymnts.com

Amazon Go's 'Just Walk Out' Technology an Early Example of AI Security
Imagine durable and agile robots being equipped with advanced algorithms, processing and intelligent sensors. It opens up a vast new security landscape in which human threat is minimized and remote locations and perspectives heretofore inaccessible become available for real-time analysis, evaluation, and response.

Eventually, as the devices become more refined and prices plummet, the applications will be vast. In the meantime, varieties of AI are likely to infiltrate most aspects of our daily lives.

"Machines taking over low-cognitive tasks will be the big trend for years," says Milestone Systems' Keven Marier. "Amazon is applying this to retail stores where the checkout concept is being replaced by customers just walking out. This type of thinking and tool creation is in its earliest infancy but will continue to address problems and add value. The intelligent industrial revolution is happening all around us. It will be very disruptive, but also insightful and liberating." securitysales.com

'A Double-Edged Sword'
Hackers Will Tap Into Artificial Intelligence, Too

Artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as the frontrunner in the battle against cyber crime. With autonomous systems, businesses are in a far better place to strengthen and reinforce cyber security strategies. But does this technology pose challenges of its own?

James Maude, senior security engineer at endpoint security specialist Avecto, believes the use of AI in cyber security is a double-edged sword. While businesses will see the benefits, criminals will also tap into this technology to automate attacks. He says businesses could "see criminals and nation states using innovative AI attacks to do serious harm to everything from companies' reputations to critical infrastructure".

Andy Powell, vice-president and head of cyber security at professional services firm Capgemini, agrees that criminals could turn to AI to drive their attacks. "From a hacker's point of view, AI will power attacks, from automatically generating and launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks via the internet of things (IoT), to rapidly analysing code and system weaknesses before inserting exploitation methods," he says. computerweekly.com

Malley's Chocolates' website hacked, 3,400 online customers' card info breached
A computer hacker hit Cleveland-based Malley's Chocolates two weeks before Easter and stole credit and debit card information belonging to 3,400 customers. The Brook Park-based candy icon started notifying affected customers last week by mail. The data breach affected consumers who made purchases online, not those who bought items in one of Malley's 23 Northeast Ohio stores. cleveland.com

Amazon grounded as feds let Apple, Fedex drones fly
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week unveiled 10 locations throughout the U.S. that have received federal approval for airborne drone projects to be operated by Apple, Uber, FedEx and others, though Amazon and other retail-specific drone delivery operators were noticeably absent from the list of project participants.

Amazon reportedly applied for federal approval for a project that would have allowed it to deliver packages in New York City via drone, and issued a statement calling the government's decision not to approve its application "unfortunate," according to The Guardian. retaildive.com

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8 Ways Brands Can Fight Counterfeits in China
Cracking down on counterfeits can be difficult for luxury brands. Copying techniques have improved so much that some counterfeits now look just like the originals, while online sales make fakes even harder to spot. Large counterfeit manufacturers and distributors keep a low profile. Culprits out in the open are small vendors far down the food chain. They sell counterfeits on e-commerce and social media platforms that do not check whether vendors and merchandise are kosher or (if they do) can be fooled by falsified documents. Chinese law enforcement is not much help either. Vendors who get caught are not punished severely and may soon try again.

But although counterfeits are impossible to suppress altogether, there are pragmatic steps luxury or designer brands can take to guard their interest effectively. Here are eight ways to start:

1. Register your trademark in China at once
2. Get a good local lawyer
3. Open your own official web store supported by Chinese online payment tools
4. Join forces with the government and e-commerce firms
5. Invest in anti-counterfeit technology
6. Update your model fast-every month if you can
7. Repay counterfeiters in kind
8. Remember that counterfeiting is a luxury problem for successful brands hbr.org

CNP fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season
Here are 3 things you can do now to protect your holiday sales

CNP fraud spikes during every holiday season, and 2018 will be no exception. Before it's too late, online retailers need to get prepared in their fraud prevention efforts. Here are three steps that online sellers can take right now to ensure that they are ready and able to protect themselves when sales spike during the holidays.

1. Know your holiday-season CNP fraud benchmarks
Look at your holiday season transaction data from years past to find your typical holiday season chargeback ratio and false decline rate. Your historical holiday season chargeback ratio and false decline rates can show whether your business sees an increase in completed fraud during the holidays, turns away good customers due to overly rigid screening, or finds the right balance.

2. Audit your in-house fraud prevention practices
Ask these questions to identify areas where your business can improve its anti-fraud processes.

Does your business follow the best practices recommended by your payment processor and the major card companies, such as collecting IP addresses as well as address and CVV data? Does your checkout process give fraudsters too much freedom to test stolen card data? Does your fraud prevention program cause false declines? Is your fraud prevention program tailored properly for each channel? What's your shipping protocol? How's your fraud data management?

3. Keep an eye on trending types of fraud
Fraudsters are always looking for new ways to beat prevention efforts, and these are some of the attack types we're seeing more of lately. Package rerouting lets thieves use a valid (stolen) shipping address to get through transaction screening.

Account takeover fraud against online retailers is also on the rise. According to the ThreatMetrix Q4 2017 Cybercrime Report, retail account takeover attacks rose by 17% in the last three months of 2017, an "all-time high."

Now is the time to study your data to benchmark and improve your store's transaction-data collection practices, shipping protocols, internal negative file maintenance, and customer service training. csoonline.com

BJ's Launches BOPIS Chainwide In Latest E-Commerce Initiative

Amazon and Walmart are the most frequently used retailers for online apparel shoppers

eBay To Sell Flipkart Stock, Relaunch eBay India

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Digital Advertising Revenue Grew 21% and Surpassed TV Ad Spend Last Year

1st Annual KYORCA Conference
May 18, 2018 from 9AM to 12PM in Lexington, KY

The Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association is holding its first conference on May 18th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The event will take place at the Fayette County Co-Op, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington, Kentucky 40504.

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Erie, PA: Five charged in $250,000 theft ring; motorcycles, ATV's, dirt bikes, power tools stolen from Erie area businesses
State and local police spent the late spring and summer of 2017 investigating numerous reports of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, lawnmowers and power equipment reported stolen from businesses and at least one school in the Erie region. That effort has resulted in the filing of criminal charges against four Erie residents and a fifth person in what investigators charge was a corrupt enterprise involving burglary and theft. "In the investigations I was doing, there was over $250,000 worth of stolen goods," Erie Police Chief Spizarny said. goerie.com

Update: Pittsburgh, PA: Two suspects waive preliminary hearing for $120,000 theft from UPS facility, items pawned in Monroeville
Former UPS manager Bradley Thomas and coworker, Roseanne Carey both waived their hearings and agreed to stand trial on charges they stole very expensive items from package at the UPS distribution center in Pittsburgh and pawned them off in Monroeville. From 2015 to 2017, Thomas is accused of sealing gold coins, jewelry, a $25,000 diamond and a gun which all totaled more than $120,000. UPS said claims are still coming in and the diamond and gun haven't been recovered. wpxi.com

Truck used in Smash & Grab Burglary at
T-Mobile; $6,000 of merchandise stolen

Surveillance video inside a T-Mobile store captured the scene as the burglars drove their truck into the storefront. Police stated that at least $6,000 of merchandise was stolen. wsvn.com

Jefferson, MO: Man charged in Walmart Vacuum Cleaner thefts across Missouri; $1,264 reported at 1 store
A man has been charged with stealing from multiple Walmart stores in Missouri, including the Jefferson City store on West Stadium Boulevard. Charles Newton, 41, is charged in Cole County Court with three counts of felony stealing. Newton allegedly stole several Dyson and Shark Robot vacuum cleaners, once in November and twice in January. The total value of the items taken during the three thefts from the Jefferson City store was $1,264. Court records show Newton has six prior convictions for stealing. He is the suspect in several Missouri Walmart theft cases including stores in Columbia, Boonville, Moberly, Marshall, Sedalia and the Kansas City area. newstribune.com

Tampa, FL: Deputies trying to ID women stealing baby formula from Publix
Hillsborough County deputies are searching for five women who allegedly stole multiple cans of powdered baby formula from shelves. Deputies said the theft happened on April 6, 2018, at the Publix store on Race Track Road. The females removed multiple cans of baby formula, tossed it into a shopping cart and walked out. Deputies are working to see if this case is connected to one in Pasco County in April. Four subjects were seen on security video at a CVS store in Wesley Chapel placing 12 cans of baby formula inside tote bags. A store employee confronted them and they got away. abcactionnews.com

Levittown, NY: Two Suspects sought in Baby Formula Theft from BJ'S Wholesale
A Grab and Run/ Push Out of a cart full of baby formula was reported at BJ's on 5/10, total value is unknown at this time.

Columbus, OH: Female Shoplifter hits Kroger stealing vacuums and blenders
Kroger and Columbus Police are hoping to id a suspect in multiple theft in recent weeks at the Kroger on Graceland Blvd. The same suspect is believe to have detached the spider wire device prior to leaving the store with the high end merchandise.

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Shootings & Deaths

Nashville, TN: Armed C-Store Clerk held-up on smoke break; shoots 1 Armed Robbery suspect in the face
Investigators said just before midnight, the clerk went around the building to smoke a cigarette. Police said three masked men were waiting outside. One of the men had a long gun, and another had a pistol and tried to rob the clerk. But, investigators said the clerk was also armed and fired at least one gunshot at the suspects, hitting one of them. Police said the suspect who was shot was a teenager. He was taken to the hospital with critical injuries that required surgery. newschannel5.com

Tahlequah, OK: Suspect wounded in Police shooting, suspect steals a Bread Truck

Robberies & Thefts

Houston, TX: Deputies search for violent shoplifter at Famous Footwear
Three women entered a Famous Footwear on March 20 on Katy Freeway. Loss Prevention officers told investigators that two of the shoplifters exited the store with shoes and fled. The loss prevention officers then stopped the third shoplifter at the front entrance and took the shoes from her. The woman became angry and attacked both female employees. click2houston.com

Waveland, MS: Man wanted for 3 Bank Robberies inside Walmart stores

Lewiston, ID: Pawn Shop Burglary suspect trapped in ventilation system

Santa Ana, CA: Police pursuit of a Car Thief ends at Albertsons, store evacuated and suspect got away

Jewelry Center in the Selma Mall, Selma, AL reported a Smash & Grab Robbery on 5/10

Kay Jewelers in the Clackamas Town Center, Clackamas, OR reported a Grab & Run on 5/9, item valued at $1699

Peoples Jewelers in the Village Mall, St. John's NL, Canada reported a Grab & Run on 5/9, items valued at $9,198

Fire & Arson

Wantagh, NY: Early morning Fire destroys a 7-Eleven store
More than 100 firefighters battled an early morning fire that badly damaged a 7-Eleven store Friday in Wantagh. Firefighters worked for more than an hour before the flames were brought under control, the officials said. newsday.com

Australia: Juvenile charged with Arson at Cockburn Gateway Mall; $20,000 in damages

Sentencings & Charges

Scottsbluff, NE: Charges dismissed against man charged with 2016 Safeway robbery
Charges have been dismissed against a man accused in the February 2016 robbery of the pharmacy at the Scottsbluff Safeway store. The robbery at the Safeway occurred the evening of Feb. 9, 2016. Police said, a man jumped over the counter at the pharmacy, demanded painkillers and a pharmacist gave him an unknown amount of drugs. The man jumped back over the counter and fled the store. In September 2017, authorities charged Eric Leach on charges of robbery. Lesley Leach (suspect's Sister), had told police that her brother had planned to rob the pharmacy. Another informant had also allegedly provided information that tied Leach to the robbery. However, on Wednesday, Scotts Bluff County Attorney Dave Eubanks dismissed the case. Eubanks said that the prosecution didn't have enough evidence in the case. Some evidence in the case, including DNA evidence, would make it difficult to prove the case against Leach. starherald.com

Pere Marquette Township, MI: Two Women Charged With Armed Robber of Advance America
Police say Taya Wrightsman and Koreana Reid robbed the store with a gun. Luckily an off duty deputy heard about it on his radio and was nearby. About an hour later, one of the suspects returned to the parking lot. A detective happened to look out the window and see the car sitting in the parking lot and it was a dead on match for the one they had in the video. The one girl in the car did give a reason why she came back. No gun was found but they recovered around $15,000 that was stolen. 9and10news.com

Beaver Dam, WI: Two men charged with robbery at the Menards; threatened employee


Advance America - Pere Marquette Township, MI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Lockport, NY - Burglary
C-Store - Kershaw County, SC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Mobile, AL - Robbery
C-Store - Hagerstown, MD - Armed Robbery
Chocolate Shop - Buffalo, NY - Armed Robbery
Coin Shop - Vista, CA - Burglary
Consignment Store - Chesterfield, VA - Burglary
CVS - Columbia, MD - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Baton Rouge, LA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Fresno, CA - Burglary
Hardware - Big Springs, TX - Burglary
Jewelry Store - Salma, AL - Robbery
Pawn Shop - Lewiston, ID - Burglary
Pawn Shop - Coffeyville, KS - Burglary
Pizza Delivery - Columbia, MD - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Pittsburgh, PA - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Bloomfield Hills, MI - Robbery
T-Mobile - Hialeah Gardens, FL - Burglary
Verizon - Lagrange, KY - Burglary
7-Eleven - Bayonne, NJ - Robbery/ Assault
7-Eleven - Hagerstown, MD - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
14 robberies
9 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings


Weekly Totals:
64 robberies
29 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings


None to report.

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Anaheim, CA

The Vice President is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the company's Loss Prevention program across more than 400 stores nationwide, and ecommerce. Reporting to the CFO, this position has overall leadership responsibility for leading the charge in driving shrink reduction...

Vice President Security
Greendale, WI

The Vice President of Security will set our long term strategic vision and oversee planning for the security and safety of employees, facilities, assets, customers, vendors, and participants. In this position, you will align financial and operational performance to create economic value and reports to the executive team on all functions of security...


VP, Internal Controls
San Francisco, CA

The Vice President, Internal Control will lead Sephora's cross-channel strategies to protect the company assets and business from all external and internal sources of losses...


Field Loss Prevention Manager
Philadelphia, PA

● 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...

Senior Manager, Asset Protection Field Operations
Kent, WA

PLEASE NOTE: This position can be located anywhere in the US near a hub
The Senior Manager Asset Protection Field Operations is responsible for the leadership, oversight and support of the comprehensive asset protection strategy, function(s) and team(s), within REI Stores to drive business objectives and strategies while protecting the co-op's assets...

Manager, Asset Protection Operations
Kent, WA

The Manager, Asset Protection Operations is responsible for the leadership, oversight and support of the comprehensive asset protection strategy, function(s) and team(s), within headquarters, supply chain and "experiences" (adventures, classes, events etc.) to drive REI's business objectives and strategies while protecting the co-op's assets...

Senior Asset Protection Specialist
Santa Monica, CA

This job contributes to REI's success by mitigating and reducing shrink (including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and products in a specified retail store...

Safety & Loss Prevention Manager
Ocala, FL

Chewy is currently hiring a Safety & Loss Prevention Manager for our Ocala, FL fulfillment center. This individual will be responsible for the fulfillment center safety, loss prevention, environmental compliance, and food safety programs as well as employee engagement in support of Building a Culture of Safety...

Field Loss Prevention Manager
Jacksonville, FL

● 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 of District Loss Prevention
Salt Lake City, UT

You will be responsible for driving company objectives in profit and loss control, sales performance, customer satisfaction, and shrink results. District Loss Prevention Managers are responsible for leading Loss Prevention functions within a specific operations district and for collaborating with Store Operations and Human Resources in an effort to prevent company loss...

Senior Asset Protection Specialist - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

This job contributes to REI's success by mitigating and reducing shrink (including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and products in a specified retail store...

Regional LP Investigator
Northern CA/Phoenix

The Regional Loss Prevention Investigator is responsible for analyzing internal & external theft trends in assigned market and to develop strategies to identify and resolve theft cases. The Regional Loss Prevention Investigator will work with the Investigative Risk and Fraud Analyst in the identification of internal theft cases, and ensure that all cases are brought to a successful resolution...

Regional LP Investigator

The Regional Loss Prevention Investigator is responsible for analyzing internal & external theft trends in assigned market and to develop strategies to identify and resolve theft cases. The Regional Loss Prevention Investigator will work with the Investigative Risk and Fraud Analyst in the identification of internal theft cases, and ensure that all cases are brought to a successful resolution...

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