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Technology: Redefining Loss Prevention - The Future of LP/AP

Mike Lamb, Vice President, Asset Protection, Kroger
Mark Stinde, SVP, Asset Protection, JCPenney
Kevin Colman, Group VP of Asset Protection, Macy's


With retail rolling out a multitude of new technologies faster than ever before, how are the core LP/AP executives in the store and at corporate being impacted? How involved are we in these rollouts on the front end? And on the back end, does it change the essence of LP's training, awareness, and investigative abilities?

With e-commerce fraud growing and a number of LP/AP executives now managing those processes, we now have a slight, invisible merging of IT Security and Loss Prevention that is being talked about. How far will this evolve?

In this roundtable discussion, three industry leaders share their perspectives on how technology is impacting LP's role now and in the future.

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Steve Sell, VP, Global Sales & Marketing &
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Steve Sell, VP of Global Sales & Marketing for CONTROLTEK, chats with Amber Bradley about some of the new solutions CONTROLTEK is rolling out this year, and then takes on the "Lightning Round", before Tom Meehan, Chief Strategy Officer & CISO - and famous author of the D&D Daily's "Tom's Tek Tip" column - crashes the party to share a little wisdom on business cards and LinkedIn.

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Chris Hinger named Director of Loss Prevention and Corporate Security for Warby Parker
Chris was previously the VP, Asset Protection, Shared Services Operations & Retail Facilities for Ralph Lauren for over a year before receiving this new role. During his over six years at the retailer, he also held such roles as Vice President of Asset Protetion and Senior Director of Asset Protection. He's also worked in loss prevention leadership roles for Dick's Sporting Goods as a Director of Loss Prevention, Operations, Golf Galaxy as a Director of Loss Prevention, and Mars Music as a Regional Manager of Loss Prevention. Chris earned his Bachelors of Arts in History from Texas State University - San Marcos and went on to acquire his Masters of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies from The University of Manchester. Congratulations Chris!

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Sensormatic Solutions - Connecting All the Tech
Traffic - RFID - SMaaS

In the Store: Retail Innovation with a Purpose

By Kim Warne, Vice President & CMO, Sensormatic Solutions

There has never been a time when technology has been more critical to retail performance than it is today. Technology is enabling omnichannel strategies, providing supply chain visibility and changing how retailers connect with consumers through social media and other digital channels.

While online and mobile are still integral components in the modern consumer's shopping journey, a majority of retail capital investments are now being allocated to store networks. Making smart technology investments can deliver tremendous value to retail stores, to optimize staffing, increase inventory turns, enable secure frictionless transactions, and to empower store associates to become effective brand ambassadors. To achieve strong store performance now and in the future, retailers must operate seamlessly and efficiently while delivering unique, differentiated brand experiences. The right technology investments can help retailers reach both of these goals simultaneously.

Leveraging your investment: new insights through connectivity

Insights into store traffic patterns are key to understanding the path to purchase and conversion. Smart loss prevention solutions deliver real-time insights to help retailers make effective data-driven decisions that may positively impact shrink and bottom line results. Inventory intelligence solutions help retailers gain item-level visibility into accurate and timely inventory across the enterprise. Combining data across these solutions can create even more value as the adoption of data analytics and smart, connected devices can provide retailers a more holistic, precise view of their business.

With a consolidated view, retailers can better understand peak shopping hours and combine those insights with inventory visibility to identify when shelves may need to be restocked. This holistic approach can also help align staffing decisions with times where there is an increase in sales and conversion, along with the potential loss events due to heavy foot traffic. When different business areas work in tandem with each another, retailers can better ensure that the shopper who was looking for the red blouse not only finds the blouse faster than before, but also that the experience builds loyalty for repeat visits.


Staples LP Team Establishes Rob Shields Memorial Scholarship Program

Honoring the Memory of Staples' Former Global LP Director

Thursday 5/16 marked the 1-year anniversary of Rob Shields' unexpected passing at age 64. Rob was a beloved Staples leader in the Loss Prevention Department for 22 Years. Rob is fondly remembered for his kindness, community service work, and dedication to his wife Joanne and daughters Cassidy and Maddison. As a career Loss Prevention executive, Rob was a strong proponent of Continuing Professional Education.

The Loss Prevention Team is honoring his memory and dedication to Staples by establishing the "Rob Shields Memorial Scholarship Program" in collaboration with the Loss Prevention Foundation, AFA Protective Systems, Wicklander-Zulawski, and the Association of Fraud Examiners.

The 2019 Recipients are as follows:

Loss Prevention Foundation/AFA Protective Systems- Loss Prevention Certified
  ● FLPM Chris Marzo
  ● Auditor-Analyst Katie Hultman

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners-Certified Fraud Examiner
  ● Senior FLPM Carson Altice
  ● Senior Fraud Analyst David Wallace

Wicklander-Zulawski-Certified Forensic Interviewer
  ● FLPM Jeremy Wagerik
  ● FLPM Tim Neades

Standing Left to Right - Scholarship Recipients in Bold:
Don Tarney, Matt Auger, Mark Mellor, Chris Marzo, Jeremy Wagerik,
Jim Carroll, Tim Neades, Carson Altice, Glenn Forrest and Dan Tracy
Pictured in Top Left: David Wallace and Katie Hultman

RILA Partners with LPBF for 6th Year

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) once again partnered with The Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund to raise money for loss prevention professionals who are seriously injured and the families of those who lose their life while conducting the duties of their profession.

This year's fundraiser was a huge success, which culminated in a drawing for valuable prizes during RILA's Retail Asset Protection Conference, May 5-8, 2019 in Denver, CO.

During the conference, the Fund raised $4,700 in individual contributions, as well as $1,700 from two solution providers, ThinkLP ($700) and Checkpoint ($1,000), for a grand total of $6,400, making this one of the most successful campaigns yet. yourlpf.org


Vector Security to Open Retail Storefront in Chesapeake, VA

Vector Security, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent mobile security and home automation solutions, and the nation's fourth largest security company, will open a new retail storefront in Chesapeake, VA on May 21. The location is the third to feature a hands-on customer experience concept, joining the company's existing retail storefronts in Canfield, OH and Ft. Mitchell, KY, which both opened last year.

The storefront offers visitors a true-to-life experience with the opportunity to touch, feel and demo mobile security and home automation solutions offered by Vector Security within a Customer Experience Area that features products such as security control panels, indoor and outdoor video cameras, doorbell cameras, lights, thermostats, and other smart home devices. Real windows and doors show how sensors and contacts work, as well as how alarms can be triggered. vectorsecurity.com


Violent Incidents Soar in Multiple Cities
"McDonald's workers say restaurants are a magnet for crime"
Filed One Week Before Shareholders Meeting
In a report filed this week with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, employees at a McDonald's on the south side of Chicago said their workplace had been the scene of 31 violent incidents over six months during the past year. The mayhem included violent fights and customers attacking workers over missing french fries - three recent incidents involved customers assaulting or threatening workers with a firearm.

McDonald's isn't training workers and store managers on how to deal with violence at its restaurants, workers and labor advocates say.

Customers brandishing guns; bloody fistfights; physical attacks on employees - for workers at one Chicago McDonald's restaurant, life behind the counter can sometimes be downright life-threatening. Labor advocates also say such incidents occur with alarming regularity at other of the fast-foot chain's restaurants, including shootings, sexual assaults and robberies.

The Chicago workers, who worked with the union-based Fight for $15 campaign to file the OSHA complaint, said in their letter that employees placed dozens of 911 calls from the restaurant since November but that its manager urged them to tone down their distress out of concern the eatery might get shut down. Now they want OSHA to investigate McDonald's handling of what they contend is "systemic" violence at its U.S. locations.

1,356 calls to 911 from 1 Chicago McDonalds alone.


Starbucks Lawsuit Alleges NYC Stores Exposed Customers To Toxic Pesticide
Starbucks is facing two lawsuits alleging that it exposed customers and employees of its selected New York City stores to poisonous pesticide toxin called Dichlorvos or DDVP.

A former Starbucks employee and two pest control workers filed a lawsuit on May 21, claiming that the coffee company has, for years, allowed the use of toxic chemicals in its stores, which infused not only the food products and fixtures but also the air circulated throughout its retail locations in the city.

The charges specifically identified Starbucks' use of the Hot Shot No-Pest 2 strips, which, according to the Hot Shot website, should not be used in kitchens, restaurants, or areas where food is prepared or served. techtimes.com

Biometrics Institute warns biometrics misuse could undermine public confidence
Following recent reports of facial recognition technology being misused, The Biometrics Institute is urging law enforcement agencies, border management agencies and governments to follow existing good practices to ensure responsible use of biometrics. If they fail to do so, the Institute warns that regulators may restrict usage and place an onus on the industry to ensure privacy protections.

International laws and standards for biometrics have yet to be developed, and the Biometrics Institute has taken on a role of issuing good practice guidelines to help organizations assess and implement responsible and ethical biometrics practices. Using biometrics without regard for these principles risks undermining public confidence in policing and counter-terrorism applications of the technology, according to the Institute's announcement. biometricupdate.com

Amazon To Continue Selling 'Rekognition' Facial Recognition
Amazon said on Wednesday that its shareholders had voted down proposals that would have pushed the company to reconsider its societal impact in two key areas: facial recognition and climate change.

One proposal asked Amazon to put the brakes on how the company sells surveillance technologies to governments.

One proposal asked the board to commission "an independent study" looking at several issues, such as whether customers could use Rekognition to "unfairly or disproportionately target or surveil people of color, immigrants and activists in the United States" or whether it sold to authoritarian or repressive governments abroad. The other asked the company to stop selling Rekognition to government customers unless the board determined the technology did not help perpetrate civil and human rights abuses.

The company and its board have said they are not aware of any time that law enforcement agencies have used Amazon Rekognition to infringe on civil liberties. The board said the report would be a waste of money on "hypothetical and speculative concerns." And it said the outright ban did not make sense because "we do not believe that the potential for customers to misuse results generated by Amazon Rekognition should prevent us from making that technology available to our customers." nytimes.com

Fraud Alert: Amazon's Free One-Day Shipping Changes the Rules for eCommerce
In late April, Amazon announced plans to offer free one-day shipping to all Amazon Prime customers nationwide. Shortly afterward, Walmart announced the availability of free one-day shipping of orders totaling $35 or more. Chargebacks911, a leading dispute mitigation and loss prevention firm, cautions competing eCommerce vendors to maintain sound online security and payment security measures as they focus on shortening their fulfillment schedules.

"Competition from the giants will force smaller retailers to invest outside their annual budgets to provide faster delivery. These merchants may be tempted to relax their online security and payment security measures somewhat to retain as many customers as possible."

At a time when so-called 'friendly fraud' chargebacks are increasing at a rate of 20% per year, however, it is essential that eCommerce merchants maintain payment security in order to protect business growth and cash flow. prweb.com

The D&D Daily Launches New Transparency Program

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Getting Back to Basics with ePVM's

LPRC: Customers & Associates Feel Safer
LP Positively Impacting the Customer Experience

With the entire retail industry focused on re-defining and creating a unique customer experience that melds together the online and store environments, digital signage is destined to play a starring role in every aspect of retail. Once again, loss prevention has been leading the effort with Enhanced Public View Monitors (ePVMs) being one of the first interactive video monitors to show up in stores.

Certainly it's been a long and hard battle to gain the support and funding for what now is considered one of the basics in situational crime prevention. But with the Loss Prevention Research Council's (LPRC) ePVM impact study showing that customers "feel safer in stores with e/PVMs" it may be an opportune time to review and consider expanding the program. Especially with CBD products hitting the market.

With that in mind, there's also the opportunity to turn the entire program into a revenue generator with Media PVMs. Just like the EAS towers used for marketing, these media PVMs can be used for marketing as well. It really all depends on how good your selling skills are and how strong your relationships are in the organization.

With customer experience being the #1 driver right now, it all starts with customers feeling safer, and every retailer has to be focused on that goal.




Industry's 1st Breach Cost Downgrade
Moody's Downgrades Equifax Citing 2017 Breach Ongoing Costs

Credit-ratings firm Moody's Corp. downgraded Equifax Inc. from stable to negative in part because of continued costly consequences of a data breach reported in September 2017, CNBC reports. It is the first time Moody's cited a cyber incident as a reason for such a change, a spokesman told CNBC. cnbc.com

New Email Attack Variants Skyrocketing
Email Attacks Are Getting More Sophisticated & Frequent
PDFs Most Porous Point of Networks

Researchers and security experts said that infected files are evolving in ways that traditional defenses find difficult to detect.

Some attacks come embedded within legitimate files widely used in corporate and government offices, such as PDFs and Microsoft Corp.'s Word and Excel. Common email quarantines don't stop these file formats because such tools scan messages for suspicious file extensions, or work from lists of known malware variants. A legitimate, but infected, file can pass through, according to security experts.

Other, more advanced malware can analyze a victim company's network for vulnerabilities and defenses and take different actions depending on what it detects, such as activating or waiting for a more opportune moment to do so.

Attacks are also getting more frequent, according to some security firms. Firewall provider SonicWall Inc. said it detected 74,000 new Microsoft Office and PDF attack variants in 2018.

That number jumped to 173,000 in the first quarter of 2019 and most attacks were launched at U.S. businesses and government offices.

"I've not yet heard of a company taking the drastic move of outlawing PDFs, and those are the most porous points of our networks, as they come in through email," he said. cmail20.com

DDoS Attacks Up 84% in Q1 Over Q4
Even After Law Enforcement Crackdowns

Sudden surge suggests that new actors have stepped up to the plate to replace the old operators.

Distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) - particularly those lasting more than an hour - increased sharply in number during the first quarter of this year over the prior quarter after declining steadily for most of 2018.

The unexpected resurgence suggests that new suppliers of DDoS services have quietly emerged to replace operators that were disrupted in a series of law enforcement actions last year, Kaspersky Lab said in a report summarizing DDoS activity in Q1 2019.

The security vendor's analysis shows the number of DDoS attacks in Q1 to be some 84% higher than the number recorded in the last three months of 2018.

One significant trend that Kaspersky Lab notes is number of attacks lasting one hour or longer doubled over Q4 at 21% of all attacks. Over one in 10 (10.13%) of the DDoS attacks in Kaspersky Lab's dataset lasted between five hours and nine hours, and another 9.37% lasted between 10 hours and 49 hours - or more than two days. Some 2% of the attacks were longer than 50 hours, with the longest one lasting 289 hours, or just over 12 days.

Kaspersky Lab's new report is the latest to highlight the continuing threat that DDoS attacks present to organizations despite some major wins for law enforcement against those behind such attacks. darkreading.com

New Software Skims Credit Card Info From Online Credit Card Transactions
A new strain of software designed to steal financial information from retail websites has surfaced, demonstrating criminals' ability to adapt and improve their tools in the face of improved security measures.

The software, discovered by researcher Jérôme Segura at Malwarebytes, takes advantage of the popular retail practice of using a third-party credit card payment organization to facilitate credit card use. In this case, the software targets companies using Magento as their financial processing service provider. The malicious software inserts an iframe around the display code that would send the customer to Magento to finalize a purchase - an iframe that requests and captures the customer payment card info far earlier than it would be requested in a legitimate transaction.

This new attack is similar to an earlier overlay code tactic used by Magecart. It allows the purchase to proceed, minimizing the speed with which it might be found, but will exfiltrate customer payment information in the process. The only real clue for those who don't have the checkout page layout memorized is the process by which payment information is requested twice - which should alert all consumers that something is amiss. darkreading.com

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Alibaba counterfeit crackdown "driving fakes to other platforms"
Once the poster child of the problem of online counterfeits, Alibaba has been working hard to set its house in order, and says 2018 marked another successful year of campaigning against illicit trade on its platforms.

Matthew Bassiur, Alibaba's head of global intellectual property enforcement, says the company is now operating an industry-leading anti-counterfeit programme, and that is driving counterfeiters to use different distribution channels.

For Alibaba's internal efforts, the single biggest factor in tackling the trade has been the collaboration with brand owners, associations and governments, something that it has attempted to generate via its Alibaba Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance (AACA), formed in 2017 to bring cooperation on anti-counterfeit to a much higher level.

Close interaction with brand owners helps get the most out of all of Alibaba's anti-counterfeit programmes, which centre around counterfeit listing takedowns, proactive monitoring of listings to try to prevent counterfeits from reaching consumers, and off-line enforcement of actions against offenders.

"We're hearing from rights holders that they are finding fewer and fewer counterfeits across our platforms," said Bassiur, while consumer satisfaction ratings are significantly improving. On Alibaba's Taobao platform, for example, the number of refunds given for counterfeit purchases fell by 26 per cent last year.

Offline enforcement - going after the manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of counterfeits - is the third pillar of Alibaba's strategy and also resulted in some successes last year, with the arrest of 1,953 criminal suspects and the closure of 1,542 facilities involved in the manufacturing and distribution of illicit goods. The total value of these cases was estimated at RMB 7.9 billion ($1.1bn). securingindustry.com

Amazon is 3D-scanning people's bodies in exchange for gift cards
Amazon has been conducting research that involves digital 3D "scans" of people's bodies in exchange for a $25 Amazon gift card. The e-commerce giant is currently carrying out the image study at two different locations in New York City.

The signup page for the study claims that Amazon takes 3D scans, photos, and videos of study participants, both fully clothed and in "form-fitting" swimwear. Height and weight measurements are also collected during the session. On the website, Amazon states that the data collected during the study is "exclusively for internal product research" and will not be used in a marketing capacity. mashable.com

Amazon is working on an Alexa-powered wearable that reads human emotions
Amazon is reportedly developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions. If successful, the health product could help the company improve its targeted advertisements and make better product recommendations, reports Bloomberg. The unnamed device could also advise humans on how to better interact with others. usatoday.com

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Amazon hops pond to take on Uber

A deal with Fanatics will enable Kohl's to sell a wider array of sports gear online





Houston, TX: 5 Bulldog Puppies Valued At $44,000 Stolen In Pet Store Heist
Houston Police are looking for two men who broke into a pet store and made off with 5 bulldog puppies valued at more than $44,000. The puppy heist happened on April 29 in the 11500 block East F.M. 1960 Road. Investigators released store surveillance that shows two masked men wearing hoodies and dark pants pull up in a dark colored Honda Accord at about 3:30 a.m. The two men break in through the front window to get inside the pet shop, and go immediately to a small area where the English and French bulldogs were penned. click2houston.com

Camp Hill, PA: 4 arrested for $1,000 baby formula theft at Walmart
Samuel Foreman, 23, concealed the baby formula while three others acted as lookouts. Foreman and the others then exited the store on Hartzdale Drive early Tuesday without paying. Authorities identified the co-defendants as Montez Jackson, 21; Jaquan Barnes, 20; and Rashan Lewis, 24; all of Philadelphia. Officers stopped the group as they drove away from the store. A search of their SUV turned up three duffel bags containing a large amount of baby formula and a small amount of marijuana, police said. abc27.com

Fairfield, CA: Brazen shoplifters caught on video ripping off sporting goods store
Police in Fairfield are trying to track down some bold shoplifters who recently hit a Dick's Sporting Goods shop in the Solano Town Center Mall and walked out holding everything they could possibly carry. Cell phone video shows the suspects grabbing shoes and clothing from inside the Dick's Sporting Goods store at the mall. In the video that was posted to social media, they tell the security guard "don't touch me" and walk right out. cbslocal.com

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Shootings & Deaths

San Jose, CA: Six arrested in fatal Dollar Tree store stabbing in April
Six San Jose residents have been arrested in connection with the homicide of a 32-year-old man last month at a Dollar Tree store. Officers responded to 1178 N. Capitol Ave. at 6:48 p.m., April 4 to reports of a stabbing. Ryan Rousse was found lying inside the store suffering from at least one stab wound, and he was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. The same night, officers arrested four suspects. Police said Anthony DeLaTorre, 24, and Dialo Terry, 19, were both arrested in connection with the killing several days later. A police investigation found that Rousse was being chased by a group of people earlier that night, and a witness had called the incident in to police. cbslocal.com

Covington, GA: Officer who was shot in the face talks about recovery,
community support, and new goals in life

Covington Police Officer Matt Cooper has made a recovery that many would say is nothing short of a miracle. He was shot in the head on September 3, 2018 while responding to a shoplifting call at the Covington Walmart. Wednesday, at a ceremony to honor the first responders who saved Cooper's life, he sat down to speak publicly about his progress.

Cooper said he doesn't remember much about the day he was shot last September. He said he remembers taking the call and sending two juveniles to the loss prevention department in Walmart before going to assist with another teen who was running away. "I'm looking to the left. I see him in the woods and that's it,'' Cooper said. The teen who shot Cooper in the head, ultimately committed suicide in the woods, leaving Cooper wounded. cbs46.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts


Ulta Beauty Shoplifter leads Police on high speed chase, causes accident and finally arrested in a swamp
The woman said she was pregnant when asked about merchandise by Ulta employees. The woman the store, soon followed by Police. The high speed chase was soon called off because of safety concerns. Moments later the woman crash into another vehicle, causing only minor injuries to the driver of the other car. The suspect fled into a swamp but was soon apprehended by Police and K-9. wmur.com

Pike County, GA: 2 Middle Georgians arrested, 1 wanted in statewide credit card fraud ring

Charlotte, NC: Suspect now wanted in 5 Armed Robberies; Three Subways, a 7-Eleven and a Dollar General

Harvey, LA: Two Burlington thieves attack Loss Prevention agent with Pepper Spray

Nashville, TN: Man accused of 'always stealing' from Dollar General throws beer on Police Officer

Another skimmer found at 7-Eleven in Gateway, 5th located this week


Fire & Arson


Cincinnati, OH: Supreme Court rejects state's appeal on death row inmate
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Ohio's appeal of a ruling throwing out a man's conviction and death sentence in the 1997 slaying of a Cincinnati convenience-store owner. The high court Monday let stand a 2018 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that agreed with attorneys for Ahmad Fawzi Issa that statements about his involvement in a murder-for-hire case were hearsay and violated his right to confront witnesses against him. He was convicted of arranging the shooting of Maher Khrais outside his store in 1997. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters will have to decide whether to retry Issa, age 49. Otherwise, he could be released from the state prison where he's been held since 1998. vindy.com

Man Found Guilty of Trafficking 1,500 Counterfeit iPhones worth $895,000
A 30-year-old Chinese man, Quan Jiang, in Oregon has been reportedly found guilty of trafficking counterfeit iPhone devices. Over a span of two years, Jian used to send fake iPhone devices, either hand delivered or shipped to Apple saying that they are not turning on and should be replaced by the company as they were under warranty. These devices were not limited to one or two but around 3,000, for which Apple did replace 1,500 devices costing around $600 each. The accused pleaded guilty in the Federal court for trafficking counterfeit iPhone devices on Wednesday. Jiang faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $2 million fine or twice his proceeds, whichever is greater, when he is sentenced on 28 August. firstpost.com

Inver Grove Heights, MN: Shoplifter who threatened Target employee with hatchet facing 18 years


Adult store - Grover Beach, CA - Robbery
Bridal store - San Angelo, TX - Burglary
Burlington - Harvey, LA - Robbery
C-Store - North Little Rock, AR - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Moline, IL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Henderson County, NC - Burglary
Camera shop - Cincinnati, OH - Robbery
CVS - Lexington, SC - Armed Robbery
Dick's Sporting Goods - Fairfield, CA - Robbery
Dollar General - Aurora, IL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - San Angelo, TX - Burglary
Dollar General - Liberty, MO - Armed Robbery
Garden Shop - Portland, OR - Burglary
Hardware store - Ardmore, TX - Burglary
Jewelry store - San Angelo, TX - Burglary
Jewelry store - Emporia, KS - Burglary
Pawn store - Emporia, KS - Burglary
Restaurant - Red Bank, TN - Burglary
Restaurant - Charlotte, NC - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile- Liberty, MO - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - La Mesa, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Ferndale, MI - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Portsmouth, VA - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
14 robberies
9 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed



None to report.

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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 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...



Security Industry Specialists, Inc. provides unique security solutions to some of the most successful names in business. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, designer brands, international events, celebrities, and high-profile executives. You may not recognize our name, but that's part of the appeal. Our fantastic work is professional, private, and personal - for every client, every day.

We are currently looking for an experienced Loss Prevention Specialist - Undercover/Plain Clothes.

● Conduct undercover surveillance to detect and apprehend shoplifters
● Recover assets and/or make safe apprehensions
● Must be able to communicate with all levels of staff and management
● Get to create your schedule with your Supervisor

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