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ORC - The Great
Debate #2

Chris DeSantis, TJ Flynn, Jim Cosseboom and
Tarik Sheppard



ORC - The Great
Debate #1

Millie Kresevich, John Matas and Scott Sanford




The LPM Profile of the Future
Kevin Colman



Building an Analytics Program
Maurice Cloutier &
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RLPSA Connect
June 2
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Sept. 12-15
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Chad Ghosn was named Vice President, IT Infrastructure and Security for Wayfair.
Chad previously spent over a decade at Dell Inc. where he most recently served as the Director of Information Technology. Aftering leaving Dell in 2012, he served as the Executive Director of Network Operations for Kaiser Permanente IT and, for the past two years, the Senior Director of Infrastructure for Expedia. Chad spent four years in the United States Air Force and earned his Master of Science in Information Technology from St. Mary's University. Congratulations, Chad!
Adam Kupchella was promoted to Senior Director of Assets Protection for Target.
Adam was previously the Assets Protection Market Leader for the Washington DC area for the retailer and has been with Target since 2005. He started as an Executive Team Leader of Assets Protection and quickly moved his way up the ladder to hold such positions as Assets Protection Business Partner and Assets Protection Market Leader for the Greater Boston area. Adam earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from Dickinson College, and then went on to acquire his Master of Public and International Affairs, Security and Intelligence degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Congratulations Adam!
  Marc Lambert, CFI, LPC was promoted to Director, Field Loss Prevention for Brookstone.
Marc was previously the Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager for the North and has been with Brookstone since 2003, when he started as District Loss Prevention Manager. In addition to his CFI and LPC accreditations, Marc holds a Bachelors of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration through Western Illinois University. Congratulations Marc!
Andrew Barborak was promoted to Director of Loss Prevention for Gander Mountain Company.
Andrew has been with Gander Mountain Company for 11 years serving as a Loss Control Analyst, Loss Prevention Manager and most recently Senior Manager of Loss Prevention. Prior to Gander Mountain, Andrew worked in Loss Prevention with Target Stores, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Kmart, Menards and also security for a large hospital. He also spent 4 years working in Stores Internal Audit at Target. Andrew has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Dakota and a master's degree in Security Management from Michigan State University. Andrew has been a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) for 9 years and currently is on the board of directors for the Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association (TCORCA). Congratulations, Andrew!
 

 




Free One-Day Workshop for Restaurants June 2 - RLPSA CONNECT


RLPSA CONNECT is a one-day power workshop on June 2nd for LP, Security & Safety teams focused on crime activity against Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), casual dining restaurants and other food service providers. 

Attend RLPSA's FREE one-day workshop June 2 using this code: RLPSAdaily. Check out the list of speakers and value-packed agenda covering labor, crime, terrorism and more here: http://www.rlpsaannualconference.com/rlpsa-connect/
Seating is limited, register today.

Homicide is 7 times greater at convenience stores
NIOSH to convenience store owners: Take steps to protect workers from violence
Washington - Simple changes to the store environment can help convenience store owners protect their employees from work-related violence, NIOSH researchers claim in a recent blog post.

In the April 26 post, the researchers note that the rate of work-related homicide is 7 times greater at convenience stores (2 homicides per 100,000 workers) than in all other industries (0.28 homicides per 100,000 workers). Store modifications could help reduce the risk, they state, citing data showing that retail establishments that participated in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design programs experienced a 30 percent to 84 percent decrease in robberies and a 61 percent decrease in nonfatal injuries. Cities such as Houston and Dallas have promoted CPTED principles by asking stores to do the following:

Register with the police department
Watch a required training video
Post no-trespassing signs
Provide a clear view to and from the sales area
Install an alarm system

A 2011 study conducted by NIOSH found that only 9 percent of convenience stores in Houston and Dallas complied fully with city ordinances regarding security measures. "Some of the least complied-with measures were two approaches considered low-cost and straightforward to adopt - post signage and provide a clear view of the sales area," the researchers wrote in the blog post. "Posting signage such as those stating store policy limiting cash, security cameras in use, etc., had 26 percent compliance and only 60 percent of stores complied with the visibility requirement."  oshatoday.com

Union to Protest Macy's Over Concessions Sought in Contract Talks
Hundreds of union workers are planning to rally by Macy's Herald Square on June 2 to protest concessions the department store is seeking in contract talks.

Local 1-S of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union has been in contract talks with Macy's since mid-April and is threatening to go on strike on June 15 if an agreement on a new contract is not reached by then. The last time the union struck Macy's was in 1972.

Local 1-S represents about 5,000 workers at four Macy's stores, including Herald Square and branches in the Parkchester section of The Bronx, at the Queens Center Mall on Queens Boulevard, and in the Galleria in White Plains, N.Y. The rally will be held on the 34th Street side of the Macy's flagship, between Seventh and Sixth Avenues, from 11:30 to 2 p.m.

"Primarily, Macy's wants people to work holidays if they are needed. Right now it's voluntary. Our workers like having the option. That's a major issue."

Macy's is also seeking caps on wage hikes, changes in how overtime is determined and wants to freeze pension contributions, which the union opposes. The union is also seeking to make health benefits more affordable. The duration of the next contract would be another issue. Contracts are typically three to five years.

Asked if it's standard procedure to stage a rally and threaten a strike, Bordieri replied, "Everybody has to show their strength. Macy's has the ability to just sit at the table and say no. We don't have that luxury."

"Macy's is committed to bargaining in good faith, discussing all of the issues at the bargaining table and working towards reaching an agreement before the June 15 deadline," said Elina Kazan, Macy's vice president of media relations and cause marketing. "Any planned actions to rally or for calls to strike by the union are an expected and standard part of the negotiation process."

Last week, Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, said, We stand with Macy's workers in their fight for a fair contract and support their decision to go on strike if the company does not negotiate in good faith." wwd.com

The 'Ferguson effect' is fueling a growing crime wave
FBI Director James Comey has again drawn the wrath of the White House for calling attention to the rising violence in urban areas. Homicides increased 9 percent in the largest 63 cities in the first quarter of 2016; nonfatal shootings were up 21 percent, according to a Major Cities Chiefs Association survey.

Those increases come on top of last year's 17 percent rise in homicides in the 56 biggest US cities, with 10 heavily black cities showing murder spikes above 60 percent.

The problem is the activist-stoked hostility toward the police on the streets and ungrounded criticism of law enforcement that has flowed from the Obama administration and has been amplified by the media.

Editors Note: How does this translate into armed robberies in urban locations, police response to stores, and in-store violence?  nypost.com

Smaller Cities Across US Opening High-Tech Crime Centers
Across the country at police real-time crime centers, where walls of flat-screen monitors are fed by surveillance cameras, and computers take in data from shotgun detection systems and license plate readers. Intelligence from the centers is sent to officers on the street, helping them find suspects and avoid harm by having crucial, real-time information, police officials say.

Such facilities have opened in the past year in Hartford; Wilmington, Delaware; and Springfield, Massachusetts. Others are in the works in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Modesto, California; and Wilmington, North Carolina.

The centers reflect law enforcement's growing reliance on technology. Many cities are using federal grants and drug forfeiture money to help pay for the centers, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to set up.

The American Civil Liberties Union says the centers raise privacy concerns, and that there is a lack of general rules to protect against civil rights violations.  abcnews.go.com
 
Restroom Fights Spotlight Transgender Issues
The ongoing debate nationwide about which bathroom transgender people should be allowed to use should send a message to companies that they need to review all their workplace policies regarding people born under one gender but who identify under a different one, said one insurance company executive. Along with increased attention, there's been an uptick in the frequency of charges being brought by transgender workers alleging federal workplace violations and discrimination, said Chris Williams, employment practices liability product manager at the Travelers. "All this points to this being a challenging area for employers in terms of their exposures," he said. "It's not really just a bathroom issue, there's the broader perspective of harassment and discrimination."

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued guidance on what standards employers must meet to comply with equal treatment when it comes to use of bathrooms. wsj.com

Identity Theft Up 600% in Mexico in four years
Identity theft has soared 600% in the last four years and the trend doesn't appear to be slowing. The consumer protection agency Condusef received 4,564 identity theft complaints in the first half of 2011. During the same period last year, the figure jumped to 28,258.

For victims, last year's figures represent a total loss of 118 million pesos (US $7.51 million), a 19% increase on the reported losses for 2014. The average amount stolen during the first half of 2015 was 4,200 pesos. mexiconewsdaily.com

Sports Authority Gets OK To Liquidate All 450 Stores
A Delaware bankruptcy judge agreed Tuesday to allow Sports Authority to go ahead with the liquidation of all of its roughly 450 stores across the country after the retail chain resolved or beat out about 100 objections to the sale.  law360.com
 
Kmart Cuts $3.8M Deal With Asst. Managers In Class OT Row
Kmart Corp. agreed to pay $3.8 million to end a pair of proposed class and collective actions brought by assistant store managers who accused the company of misclassifying them as exempt from overtime pay, according to a proposed deal Tuesday.  law360.com

Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas posted Director of Risk Management position - also has LP & Safety
Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources and partnering with stakeholders across every operational division, the Director of Risk Management will assist in setting strategy and will lead risk management initiatives, including safety and loss prevention with the ultimate goal of elimination or reduction of external, internal, worker's compensation and/or property losses.

Today, Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas has 21 locations including three GoodWORKS Career Centers, 14 donation centers with retail stores, two donation express centers, and an outlet store. mokangoodwill.icims.com

Amazon is staffing up their new cargo fleet, delivery side, and gift card side of their business with three Loss Prevention jobs
As analyst have written they're building that side of their business model. With Fed Ex and UPS firmly in their crosshairs and same day delivery becoming a priority.
Sr. Manager, Air Cargo & Line Haul Security/Loss Prevention
Global Program Leader, Fraud and Risk, Amazon Gift Cards
Logistics Loss Prevention Launch Manager

Harbor Freight continues to re-post their Director of LP position on LinkedIn
Having difficulty filling their position may be due to the safety requirement and they're location in California.

Gucci U.S. hasn't posted their Dir. of LP opening online
Since their Director of LP recently left to assume the VP LP position at David Yurman there's been no postings made online or on their website. Our sources indicate that they're focused on a couple of candidates from their European LP organization.

T-Mobile Premium Retailer - Wireless Vision in Michigan also having difficulty in filling their Director of LP position - re-posted on LinkedIn a number of times

Sr. Director of Global Security position listed with Downing & Downing
The Sr. Director of Global Security will oversee the company's executive protection program, the security of the company's home office and international operations as well as certain investigations in the home and international offices. A minimum of 15 years experience in executive protection and/or corporate security with international security experience. Experience managing teams of people and administering a budget. Previous military or law enforcement experience is a plus. Proven ability to partner with local, state, federal, and international law enforcement.

Weis Markets to purchase five Mars Super Markets stores, Baltimore County

Uniqlo's revamping U.S. operations - Losing money since arriving 5 yrs ago


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
 
Express, Inc. Q1 comp's down 3%, net sales flat
Tiffany Q1 comp's down 9%, net sales down 7%

 

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Today: Q1 ORC Results - Detailed Summary of Publicly Reported Data
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Bank error gave Malaysian student overdraft

The PayPal Global Asset Protection Investigations team assisted Australia's South West Police division with their long term investigation into the activities of a student who received a huge overdraft in error from her bank. The student studying in Australia stated on record that she thought the money came from her parents, where in fact a banking error allowed her to go on an extensive shopping spree.

Read more here

For further information on PayPal GAP Team, email inquiries to lawenforcement@paypal.com.
 

 

 


 


 
Skimmers Found at Walmart: A Closer Look
Much like the skimmers found at some Safeway locations earlier this year, the skimming device pictured below was designed to be installed in the blink of an eye at self-checkout lanes - as in recent incidents at Walmart stores in Fredericksburg, Va. and Lexington, Ky. In these attacks, the skimmers were made to piggyback on card readers sold by payment solutions company Ingenico.

This Ingenico "overlay" skimmer has a PIN pad overlay to capture the user's PIN, and a mechanism for recording the data stored on a card's magnetic stripe when customers swipe their cards at self-checkout aisles.

This particular skimmer retails for between $200 to $300, but that price doesn't include the electronics that power the device and store the stolen card data.

Financial industry consultant Aite Group predicts that credit card fraud stemming from hacking will reach a record level in 2016 - $4 billion. Fraudsters are busy milking this cash cow for all it's worth as U.S. merchants start to pivot toward chip-card transactions. krebsonsecurity.com

Single US Breach Notification Law: Stalled
Patchwork of 47 State Laws Will Remain

As Europe counts down to implementing its General Data Protection Regulation, which will require EU-wide data breach notifications for the first time, similar efforts to enact a single federal law in the United States remain stalled, with little indication that Congress will act on the matter this year.

Two measures to nationalize data breach notification cleared House committees last year, but many other barriers remain that will prevent their enactment in an election year when time is of the essence and legislators would rather return to their districts to campaign than spend a muggy summer and a variable autumn to legislate. govinfosecurity.com
 
Why Walmart's Lawsuit Over Chip Cards Is Important To Consumers
Recently, Walmart, the country's largest brick-and-mortar retailer filed a lawsuit against VISA, the country's largest credit card issuer, for requiring the retail giant to allow customers to use signatures when paying with their chip-based cards as opposed to more secure PIN numbers.

New chip-based cards are effective when it comes to reducing the risk of counterfeit fraud which accounts for about 37% of fraud in the U.S. However, because card issuers chose to continue requiring signatures as a form of verification, American consumers are still vulnerable to the other common forms of fraud which account for around 59% of fraud in the U.S.

Americans account for almost half of credit card fraud globally and need the best credit card security available - chip and PIN. This technology incorporates both the chip-enabled card to counteract counterfeit fraud as well as a four-digit code for authentication - similar to that of our ATM cards - to combat "card not present" fraud like online fraud and lost/stolen credit card fraud. According to the Federal Reserve, including a PIN can make a transaction up to 700% more secure.

Walmart's lawsuit is the latest salvo in the ongoing battle between retailers in the transition to new chip-enabled cards and comes just weeks after Discover Financial Services Chairman and CEO David Nelms endorsed chip and PIN technology. forbes.com

Biometric Devices Raise Governance Issues for CIOs
IT leaders work with lawyers to set corporate policies for using customers' body data. Smartphone cameras, fingerprint sensors ​and other devices ​have made it easier for companies to collect biometric data from customers, but the legal landscape ​governing their usage ​remains uncertain​. wsj.com

52% of Consumers Want Biometrics and Other Post-Password Options

5 active mobile threats spoofing enterprise apps
 

 



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Web retailer Wayfair hires its first security chief
Chad Ghosn joins the online furniture retailer from Expedia

Fast-growing, $2.04B in sales, Wayfair LLC has a new head of security to oversee the online-only retailer's data centers, data storage and phone systems. internetretailer.com

Amazon plans three new fulfillment centers
Launching in the cities of Tracy and Eastvale, California, and Joliet, Illinois. Amazon reportedly operates nearly 100 fulfillment centers across the U.S. The company also recently announced it would open its sixth Texas fulfillment center in Dallas, as well as two new fulfillment centers in New Jersey, in Florence and Carteret.  chainstoreage.com
 
Ransomware Targets Amazon Users, Though They're Likely Clueless
Comodo Threat Research Labs said in an alert that a rash of phishing emails have been sent to users supposedly originating from Amazon.com- with the sender email reading "auto-shipping@amazon.com." Reportedly, there is no body to the email, but the subject is "Your Amazon.com order has dispatched (#code)." The components that do the damage are the attachments, which are included as Microsoft Word documents. infosecurity-magazine.com

Amazon counterfeiters wreak havoc on artists and small businesses
Amazon.com's marketplace for third-party vendors is one of the company's fastest growing businesses. It's also become a haven for counterfeiters. Designers of custom t-shirts, iPhone cases and pillow covers who sell their work through websites like Zazzle and Society6 are seeing copies of their products pop up at an alarming rate on Amazon. The sellers, often hawking the items for a fraction of the price of the originals, range from fraudsters trying to make a quick buck to apparent bots scraping listings from other commerce sites.

In going through the formal take-down request process that Amazon requires, online merchants are not only wasting precious hours, but they're seeing the number of fakes multiply. cnbc.com

How online marketplaces have become the shopping mall of the future

Online Sales Hits Record 11.1% Of Retail Sales


 

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The Q1 ORC report is a data driven, detailed audit of all publically reported ORC crimes in the U.S.  

Last year, the D&D Daily gave you, for the first time ever, a four year study of publically reported ORC Cases. We analyzed the numbers of every single ORC case that was reported on since 2012, and provided you with the number of cases, dollar amount reported from each year, and the top trends driving organized retail crime.

Now, we are going to give you a look at this first quarter in terms of how organized retail crime is projected to develop for the rest of 2016. Here is the Daily's breakdown of this year's Quarter 1, compared to first quarters over the past four years. So far, it looks close in numbers to last year's first quarter. Could this year beat out last year? We will have to wait and see.

So far in the first quarter of 2016, the Daily has reported 368 Cases with a total of 762 suspects, and over $208 million dollars reported.

The top 5 cases by dollar amount that the Daily has reported thus far are:
 
Leader of International, $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Scheme

Five Arrested in $1 Million+ Florida Cargo Theft Ring

'Shoulder surfing' husband gets prison in $600K Walmart Check Scam

Workers steal over $500,000 of Lobster Meat from Distribution Center

$500,000 Major CC Fraud Gang Busted in Atlanta hitting Best Buy Stores


Year # of Cases $ Amount Reported # of Suspects
2012 106 $20,420,270 572
2013 180 $224,555,110 714
2014 245 $116,392,986 649
2015 395 $380,464,168 894
2016 368 $208,051,138 762

Of our 762 total suspects, 423 reported were male, and 250 reported were female. Below is also a breakdown of the number of suspects reported the past four years, with number of male and female suspects, as well as those with a gender not reported.

 

Year # of Suspects Male Female # with Gender Not Reported % of Male % of Female
2012 572 191 100 281 65.6% 34.4%
2013 714 241 144 329 62.6% 37.4%
2014 649 408 241 0 62.9% 37.1%
2015 894 480 298 116 61.7% 38.3%
2016 762 423 250 89 62.9% 37.1%

Out of the 368 cases, the methods that were used the most were Credit Card Fraud (11.4% with 42 incidents), theft (37.2% with 137 incidents) and shoplifting (21.7% with 80 incidents).

This graph represents the number of different methods used in ORC cases reported in the D&D Daily. Theft, Shoplifting and Credit Card Fraud are by far the main culprits, making up 259 cases or 70% of the total 368 cases.

This map represents the number of cases per state that the Daily has reported from January 1st through March 31st. The five states with the highest number of cases are California (36), New York (31), Pennsylvania (29), Florida (28) and Texas (26).

Columbus, OH: Leader of $1.2 Million stolen credit-card ring gets five years in prison; "People of your age and no legitimate work don't drive a Porsche Panamara."
Francois G. Toure admits to being a spoiled child at age 26. Now, the son of a former high-ranking official in Guinea has five years to grow up. That's the prison sentence a federal judge imposed on Tuesday for Toure's role in leading a complex stolen-credit-card-number ring. Secret Service agents said the group, self-dubbed "Youngest in Charge," re-encoded the magnetic strips of gift cards with stolen credit-card information obtained over the Internet. They used the cards to buy gift cards and merchandise that they then sold. Toure obtained some numbers from credit-card theft gangs in China.

The operation stole almost $1.2 million from 289 banks around the world and their customers between April 2012 and March 2015. Toure will have to forfeit his luxury car as part of his plea agreement, Judge Watson said, "People of your age and no legitimate work don't drive a Porsche Panamara." It didn't help Toure's case that after he was freed from jail in December, he was caught using a stolen credit card at Saks 5th Avenue. dispatch.com

Athens, GA: Employee suspected of stealing vintage Louis Vuitton handbags
The owner of Agora Vintage on East Broad Street reported to police she suspected an employee, working with a customer, was responsible for the theft of two Louis Vuitton handbags with a combined value of $4,500 from the store. onlineathens.com

Tempe, AZ: Couple arrested for stealing from Target and Total Wine
A Valley couple is facing multiple charges in connection with nine thefts of Tempe-area Target stores and two Total Wine stores.

Court records show that Renard Owens and Ashley Smythe stole more than $4,000 worth of merchandise from Target, and over $1,000 from Total Wine. Police say from February 8 to May 3, the couple stole from two local Target stores as well as thefts at two Tempe Total Wine stores, where they stole $1,200 worth of spirits. The pair would allegedly sell the liquor to people in their neighborhood. After they were arrested, the suspects reportedly told police that they needed the money to pay bills, especially baby formula and diapers. abc15.com

Hanover Twp. PA: Man facing felony charges after stealing $4,000 in tools and jewelry
Kyle S. Heim was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on theft and receiving stolen property charges after allegedly swiping an armful of power tools from the Fastenal retail store and a gold necklace from Kay Jewelers, both in Hanover Township. wfmz.com

Royal Palm Beach, FL: Cashier charges friend for Skittles, not for $2,400 in electronics
An employee at a store in the 400 block of South State Road 7 gave an acquaintance a big discount on two occasions. The first time the man bought video gaming systems but was charged for only a bag of Skittles. On the second visit, the man bought two iPads, two iPod Touch devices and a video game. Again, he was charged for a $1.49 bag of Skittles. A tally of the stolen items came to $2,389.93. The employee, who would not provide information on his friend, was arrested and taken to the county jail. palmbeachpost.com

East Lampeter Twp, PA: Woman sought in $1,634 theft at Route 30 Wal-Mart
Police are seeking a woman in connection to the theft of $1,634 worth of merchandise from an East Lampeter Township store. She was captured on store surveillance. The incident occurred on Monday.

Muskegon County, MI: Terrance Brian Davis, 46, of Muskegon Heights, one year jail, two years probation for organized retail crime, third-time habitual offender

 

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FBI Raid

Chicago, IL: Deadly Suburban Park Forest raid part of Larger FBI Operation; Cocaine and Heroin sold out of a South side clothing store
The FBI called it "Operation Cornerstone," an investigation of cocaine and heroin networks operated by the gang, one of Chicago's oldest and most ruthless street gangs. Most of those arrested were middle-aged men, including one man who had a baby riding his vehicle when he was arrested. He also had two pistols in the diaper bag. Operatives sold cocaine and heroin out of a South Side clothing store, which may seem like overkill for moving large quantities of cocaine and heroin in a city where drugs are sold openly on some street corners. abc7chicago.com


Death

Philadelphia, PA: Man dead after Pathmark Grocery store parking lot shootout in Germantown
A 25-year-old man is dead after a shootout in a Pathmark parking lot in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood. Police were called around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 200 block of West Chelten Avenue. They found the victim shot in the chest. He also had graze wounds to the head. He was rushed to the Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 6abc.com


Robberies & Thefts

San Diego, CA: Man with gun steals pair of Jordan sneakers from skate shop
San Diego police say the robbery happened at the Overload Retail Shop just before 1:30 Monday afternoon. Police say the man entered the store and browsed around for about 20 minutes while trying on shoes and looking at sunglasses. Johny Thornton, an employee at the store, said the man suddenly lifted his shirt to show the handgun he had in his waistband. That was when the man grabbed the sneakers and ran off. fox5sandiego.com

Snellville, GA: 2 Verizon store employees sprayed with mace during robbery
Gwinnett County police are searching for two men accused of spraying two Verizon store employees with mace during a robbery. Department spokesman Deon Washington said in a statement Monday that two men robbed the store in Snellville on Monday morning and fled with 65 mobile devices. tribuneledgernews.com

Bloomington, MN: McLean County authorities are seeking Yvonne Zampirri in connection to Retail Theft over $300

Rockford,TN: Convicted robber gets eight years in prison in Dollar General robbery

Knoxville, TN: Aryan Nation Gang member caught stealing steaks and hiding them in his pants  

Dubai Jewelers in Springfield, VA reported an Armed Robbery on 5/23, 2 suspects have been charged, arrested following a shootout with Police

Nielsen Jewelers in Lorain, OH reported a Smash & Grab burglary on 5/24, 5 men worked quickly, no totals have been published



Arson & Fires

Santa Clara, CA: Fire torched a Santa Clara strip mall early Wednesday morning
The fire was first reported just before 3:00a.m. at the Rancho shopping center located on El Camino Real east of Lawrence Expressway. When crews arrived on scene, flames could be seen shooting 20 feet in the air. The strip mall contains about a dozen businesses. Seven of them appeared to have been destroyed, while firefighters were trying to save the remaining stores. The businesses at this mall, included a coffee shop, a hair salon and a boutique. ktvu.com

Atlanta, GA: Several fires set at Hispanic grocery store, causing thousands in damages

Uniontown, PA: Fire Marshal investigating fifth suspicious fire since Friday


Skimming Reports

Lexington, KY: Police report spike in ATM, Gas Pump skimmers


Credit Card Fraud

Clarksville IN: Nearly 20 reported victims have come forward; fake cards used at Walmart and Lowe's

Taking on credit card fraud in the UAE


Bucky's - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Citgo - West Memphis, AR - Shooting/ 1 killed
Cricket Wireless - Memphis, TN - Burglary
Dollar General - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Dollar World - North Fort Myers, FL - Robbery
Dubai Jewelers - Springfield, VA - Armed Robbery
I-Care Optical - Tampa, FL - Burglary
Kangaroo Express - Greenville, NC - Armed Robbery
KC's - Portland, OR - Armed Robbery
Nielson Jewelers - Lorain, OH - Burglary
Overload - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery
Pathmark - Philadelphia, PA - Shooting/ 1 killed
Phillips 66 - Indianapolis, IN - Robbery/ Shooting
Plaid Pantry - Portland, OR - Armed Robbery
Pops -Lexington County, SC - Armed Robbery
PX Wine - St Louis, MO - Shooting / 2 shot, 1 killed
Rite Aid - Cleveland, OH - Burglary/ ATM Smash & Grab
S&Z - Limestone County, AL - Burglary
Upper Park Clothing - Chico, CA - Burglary
Verizon - Snellville, GA - Robbery/ Assault with mace
Zip Trip - Billings, MT - Armed Robbery
 


 


 
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The Loss Prevention Specialist has thorough knowledge of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. security, life safety, and operational procedures. Performs duties as a floor officer and acts as a deterrent to theft and providing life safety...

Loss Prevention Specialist
Greencastle, IN
The Loss Prevention Specialist has thorough knowledge of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. security, life safety, and operational procedures. Performs duties as a floor officer and acts as a deterrent to theft and providing life safety...

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Hope is no strategy; retailers (executives) must differentiate or die
Taken from an article appearing today about Dunkin Brands president and innovation chief talking to at a ShopTalk event in Vegas this week. His words can be applied to executives careers as well. As the state of retail is in such flux and facing such change that virtually every word or phrase he used can be applied to each executives career survival as well. Especially given the Omni channeling, online, and e-commerce impact that's effecting all of our careers. As the need for change and growth has never been greater.

"You must confront reality, disrupt, adapt or be left behind," he told hundreds of retail industry professionals attending his presentation at the ShopTalk event in Vegas. "You must differentiate or die and ask yourself if you can survive disruption," he added, listing out points retailers must ponder in attaining a required balance between new and old strategies.

"Retailers tend to be optimistic, but hope is not a strategy," said Costello, explaining Dunkin' is asking itself one question all the time: 'Who is Dunkin' for?'

The answer is a simple one, according to Costello, if a retailer knows itself, (or executive knows themselves), and its customer.

"We must be defined by an attitude, not status quo, we must be authentic and not afraid to laugh at ourselves."

Dunkin', as a brand, is all about coffee (as an LP executive is all about LP) Costello acknowledged, and the cup of Joe accounts for 50 percent of sales. But to survive and prosper, Dunkin' must be more than just a coffee seller (or LP provider). retailcustomerexperience.com

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