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Filmed in January 2017 at the Daily's 'Live in NYC at the NRF Big Show 2017' event

A division of CCL Industries, Checkpoint Systems is the only vertically integrated RF/RFID solution provider for retail. Through a unique offering of software, hardware, labels, tags and connected cloud-based solutions, Checkpoint optimizes retail operations and efficiencies with real-time intuitive data delivered throughout the supply chain and in-store resulting in improved profitability and an enriched consumer experience.

In this 2017 interview, Stuart Rosenthal, VP of Sales, and Carl Rysdon, former VP of RFID Solutions, tell us how Checkpoint has stayed relevant over time - built upon 50 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and LP solutions, market-leading software, RFID hardware and comprehensive labeling capabilities to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf.






Coronavirus Tracker: May

US: Over 1.7M Cases - 101K Dead - 480K Recovered
Worldwide: Over 5.7M Cases - 353K Dead - 2.4M Recovered

U.S. Law Enforcement Deaths | NYPD Deaths: 43
Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 126+

Getting to a Flatter Curve
The first 102 days with more than 100 confirmed cases

U.S. Deaths Reported per Day


Get and Keep America Open

Contact Tracing Jobs
Building an "Army of Disease Detectives"
U.S. Needs 100,000 to 300,000 Contact Tracers

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COVID Fake News Impact By Guess Who
Fake Online Info/News Impacting Contact Tracing Efforts

Viral Facebook Post Claiming Feds Can Forcibly Remove You From Homes Challenges Contact Tracers

A viral Facebook post falsely claiming new federal legislation would allow the government to forcibly remove people from their homes is an example of one of the many messaging challenges facing Georgia's growing team of contact tracers.

The state Department of Public Health wants to quadruple the number of tracers it employs in the weeks ahead, to upwards of 1,000, as it looks to contain the spread of COVID-19. It's now embarking on a mini public relations campaign to explain to Georgians what contact tracing is - and clear up a bevy of misconceptions about the kind of information the state is collecting.

Winning the buy-in of the public is critical. Tracers' jobs depend on people who test positive for COVID-19 to disclose sensitive information: their close contacts. The tracers then reach out to those contacts, urge them to isolate for 14 days and report their symptoms, which are fed into the state's communicable disease tracking system. govtech.com

Editor's Note: This isn't the first time we've seen fake news around the U.S. response to COVID. With two tabloids in the UK reporting looting on the West Coast on two separate occasions in early April.

100,000 to 300,000 Disease Detectives Needed in U.S. Alone

Just a Thought - Just a Job? No - You Can Help Save Lives in the Process
Contact Tracing Disease Detectives Earning $40,000 to $70,000

Not bad for a temporary job for displaced retail Loss Prevention professionals in need of employment in this market. Might be worth mentioning to any colleague or unemployed LP associates you may know or have worked with. After all it is somewhat of an investigative process that requires great interpersonal interviewing skills. And it may just save some lives in the process.

You don't have to look at it as permanent. But you never know how it unfolds and wherever you have such large group of people, managers and an organizational pyramid is there as well. Just a thought. -Gus Downing

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Calif's "Army of Disease Detectives"
California Rushes to Build an Army of Coronavirus Detectives

State health officials have launched an unprecedented effort to train thousands of front-line, county-level workers to act as a firewall to stop the coronavirus from roaring back this fall.

Gov. Gavin Newsom calls them his "army of disease detectives."

Each tracer is receiving 20 hours of online training. Newsom said the state already had more than 2,800 tracers on hand and another 500 had been trained in recent weeks, ready to be deployed.

The state health department announced that each county should have 15 contact tracers per 100,000 residents before it reopens restaurants and stores for interior patronage.

San Diego County is advertising now for temporary contact tracers, offering $19.50 an hour (the equivalent of $40,000 a year full time). Other counties have issued help wanted ads. In Shasta County, a disease specialist at the top end of scale can make up to $70,000. In Sacramento County, a senior communicable disease investigator can make $66,000. govtech.com

So You Want to Be a Contact Tracer?

Contrace Public Health Corps Helping Health Dept.'s Across the U.S.

Tens of thousands of people across the United States have applied for the job of cold-calling strangers who may have been exposed to Covid-19. Here's what it's like.

More than 11,000 people across the United States who are calling people with advice about containing the spread of Covid-19, according to a survey conducted by NPR. (That number has most likely grown since the survey was first conducted in April.)

Estimates for the number of people needed nationwide for contact tracing range from 100,000 to as high as 300,000.

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The Post COVID-19 "New Normal" Future of Retail - Webinar

By Tony D'Onofrio, Global Retail Influencer

Exclusive to D&D, you can now download this review of the latest global economic and retail insights on the impact of COVID-19 and how we will emerge in the "new normal". This webinar was sponsored by FACEFIRST and presented by the Loss Prevention Foundation.

As the data is changing continuously, the D&D version of this presentation has NEW UPDATED global regional retail forecasts, North America retail sectors projected growth rates, COVID-19 USA transfer of wealth, and latest USA store reopening latest information.

Euromonitor projects that global GDP will shrink 3% in 2020, after rising 3.1% in 2019. USA to be down 5.8%. Forrester projects a very robust 7.2% GDP growth for North America in 2021.

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George Floyd Arrest, Death in Minneapolis Police Custody Spark More Protests

Some politicians, including Sen. Kamala Harris, joined a call for further action after the firing of four officers

Some politicians joined the call for further action, a day after the Minneapolis Police Department fired four officers involved in the incident. Former presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris said on Twitter, "It's not enough to fire the officers-they must be held accountable and an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department's practices must be opened. His family deserves justice."

All police involved in the event were wearing body cameras, according to the police. wsj.com


Online Fraud is Soaring - Up 35% in April & Continuing into May
Borrower, Beware: Credit-Card Fraud Attempts Rise During the Coronavirus Crisis

Emboldened fraudsters are mounting phishing attacks & attempting purchases with card numbers stolen in old hacks

Fraudsters are increasingly using pilfered credit-card numbers and phishing attacks to prey on overwhelmed consumers and banks during the coronavirus pandemic.
There has been a big jump in attempted credit- and debit-card fraud since coronavirus shut down the U.S. economy earlier this year, according to Fidelity National Information Services Inc., known as FIS, which assists about 3,200 U.S. banks with fraud monitoring. The dollar volume of attempted fraudulent transactions rose 35% in April from a year earlier, FIS said, a trend that appears to be continuing in May.

Most of the fraudulent transactions were caught before they hit cardholders' accounts, FIS said, but the spike in attempts presents another challenge for consumers and their lenders muddling through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

A rise in successful fraud attempts could lead to higher losses for card issuers and, ultimately, higher costs for consumers.

"This is going to hit everyone very hard," said Krista Tedder, head of payments at Javelin Strategy & Research, which advises card issuers on security issues. wsj.com

Grocery Chains Struggling
COVID Transparency - Employee Privacy & Safety

'On front lines of pandemic, grocery workers are in the dark about virus risks'
Washington Post Investigative Effort Uncovers The 'Privacy Issues'

Despite the pandemic, grocery stores generally are not required to publicly disclose coronavirus cases involving employees or report them to local health departments. As states now move to reopen, many grocers are being criticized by health officials, lawmakers and store employees for not being more open with the public and their own workers about outbreaks within their stores.

The Washington Post interviewed about 40 current and former employees at more than 30 supermarkets who alleged that the companies had not disclosed cases of infected or dead workers, retaliated against employees who raised safety concerns, and used faulty equipment to implement coronavirus mitigation measures.

The $800 billion grocery industry ­- dominated by a handful of major players, including Walmart, Kroger and Albertsons - employs more than 3 million people in what are typically low-paying positions with little job security.

At least 100 grocery workers nationwide have died of complications from the virus since late March, and at least 5,500 others have tested positive, according to a Post review of data from the nation's largest grocery workers union, other workers' rights coalitions and media reports.

Many local health officials told The Post they have been left in the dark as clusters of cases have emerged in supermarkets coast to coast. Read more

Editor's Note: Great story and well worth the read - Extensive story on the grocery industry's lack of transparency and challenges it faces with hundreds of varying laws, ordinances, employee privacy and safety. Excellent investigative work on a tough subject that the retailers find themselves caught in the middle of.  Just my thoughts. -Gus Downing   Read more

Calif. Face Recognition Bill Has Security Exception
California Activists Ramp Up Fight Against Facial-Recognition Technology

A Microsoft-backed bill to regulate the technology mirrors law in Washington state

Supporters of the legislation say it will impose much-needed guardrails on nascent tools that could grow in prominence if businesses and authorities start using the technology to respond to the coronavirus. But activists argue the legislation will open the door for expanded surveillance in the public and private sectors.

The bill calls for companies and agencies that use facial recognition tools in areas accessible to the public to "provide a conspicuous and contextually appropriate notice" that faces may get scanned.

The legislation also allows companies and agencies using the technology to store images of faces in databases for future use if they obtain consent, though there is an exception when a "security or safety purpose" is involved.

The Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection approved Mr. Chau's bill by an 8-to-3 vote. the bill moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee in early June and a potential floor vote in the chamber later that month.

The bill, which would be enforced by the state attorney general's office, would require annual reports by agencies that use the technology and would require vendors to share technical details of their tools to be tested for accuracy. wsj.com

Surveilling employees who work from home could do more harm than good

Virtually looking over employees' shoulders isn't just bad for privacy. Research shows it could also be bad for business.

As The Washington Post, NPR, and The New York Times have reported, computer monitoring software products such as Interguard and Time Doctor have flourished during the coronavirus pandemic as companies try to keep tabs on far-flung workers. Count digital monitoring of employees as yet another existing work trend accelerated by COVID-19.

Some academic research shows that it may be counterproductive, echoing what remote work advocates say is common sense. Tracking employees through their computers, especially in an indiscriminate way, risks creating new distractions, sinking employee morale, and increasing turnover. Without better ways of measuring employee output, companies might only be bringing toxic work environments home. fastcompany.com

California Reopens In-Store Shopping Statewide Amid Coronavirus

Retail is back, with some restrictions, as are hair salons and barbers in most counties.

Governor Gavin Newsom made some of the more dramatic changes to California's technically ongoing lockdown by lifting the closure of in-store shopping for the broader retail industry, which had been only allowed to offer curbside pickup for the last several weeks. Before being able to operate curbside, nonessential retail businesses had been forced to close for nearly two months.

"You have the option to go into a store now, with modifications," Newsom said in a daily teleconference. wwd.com

No Clear State or Federal Guidance on Employers Role
What Role Should Employers Play in Testing Workers?

Amazon plans to spend as much as $1 billion this year to regularly test its work force,and build its own lab near the Cincinnati airport.

"It is a really hard conversation because people want absolutes: 'If I do this, will it guarantee I'll have a safe workplace?' None of the testing is going to provide that right now," said John Constantine, the chief executive of ARCPoint Franchise Group, a nationwide lab network offering virus testing to employers. He added that if done smartly, testing could reduce health risks. "Even if it's not perfect, some testing is better than no testing."

Despite rapid advancements in testing, there are still limitations. Diagnostic tests, for example, only detect infections during a certain period. And while blood tests administered after an infection can find antibodies that might offer some immunity, they should not be used alone to make decisions about when people can return to work, the Association of Public Health Laboratories and Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists warned this month. shrm.org

Across the Pond They're Delaying Opening to June 15th
UK COVID-19 Guidance - All Non-Essential Retailers to Open June 15th
HM Government: Working safely during COVID-19 in shops and branches

OSHA Publishes Specific COVID-19 guidance for Retail Pharmacies

OSHA revises criteria for recording COVID-19 cases

Saks owner balks at lawsuit alleging a 'clandestine corporate shell game'

Tuesday Morning files for bankruptcy- Closing 230 of its 687 stores

Lidl set to open 100th U.S. store

Quarterly Results
AutoZone Q3 U.S. comp's down 1%, sales down 0.1%

Ralph Lauren Q4 North America sales down 11%, NA retail comp's down 13%, Europe sales down 19%, Eu retail comp's down 16%, Asia sales down 22%, Asia retail comp's down 23%, Total sales down 15%

Ralph Lauren Full Yr. North America sales down 2%, Europe sales down 3%, Asia sales down 2%, Total sales down 2%

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RH-ISAC Virtual Regional Intelligence Workshop Hosted by Safelite Group

Thu, June 4, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

The RH-ISAC is excited to announce that it will be offering a 1-day virtual workshop for retail and hospitality practitioners in Ohio. This program will be virtually hosted by Safelite Group, a leading member within the RH-ISAC community, and is proudly sponsored by SpyCloud.

Spend the day with top retail and customer-facing cybersecurity practitioners, network with peers, and walk away with practical strategies for actioning on your cyber threat intel.

The RH-ISAC Virtual Regional Intelligence Workshop series is built by members for their retail cybersecurity practitioner peers in various regions throughout the United States and is designed to deliver practical strategies and insights for retailers on intelligence programs, requirements, and processes at the tactical, operational and strategic levels.

Join us for a 4:00 PM virtual happy hour following the workshop! eventbrite.com

Enterprise clouds hammered by cyber attacks during pandemic

Remote workers logging onto enterprise cloud service accounts are an easy access point for attackers, says McAfee

That is according to new statistics produced by cyber security firm McAfee using data drawn from 30 million users of its Mvision Cloud service. The Cloud adoption and risk report - work-from-home edition highlights what McAfee describes as "significant" and "potentially long-lasting" trends as the usage of cloud services, often accessed via unmanaged devices, spikes during lockdown.

It said such trends emphasised the need for security delivery models to change fundamentally, and urgently.

The report highlighted that cloud-based unified communications and collaboration tools, such as Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Teams and Zoom, as well as Microsoft Office 365, were particularly at risk from attacks - which most often take the form of large-scale attempts to access accounts using stolen credentials. computerweekly.com


Rise in Retail-Focused Phishing Campaigns During Pandemic
As the image below demonstrates, there has been a significant increase in the number of phishing campaigns in the first half of this year. A small part of the increase can be attributed to better collection capabilities than in 2019, but the majority of the increase is because of an increase in activity. Note the increase in retail-focused phishing campaigns in December of 2019, which is consistent with expected phishing activity associated with the Christmas holiday. Normally, there is a steep dropoff in this activity starting in January, but that did not occur.

To put the numbers in context, from March 1 through April 30 of 2020, Recorded Future tracked 7,934 retail-focused phishing campaigns, versus 4,319 in 2019 - an 83% increase in campaigns. recordedfuture.com

84% of Businesses Will Increase Work-from-home Capacity Beyond Pandemic Despite Security Concerns
The 2020 Remote Work-From-Home Cybersecurity Report, sponsored by Pulse Secure and produced by Cybersecurity Insiders, offers perspective on WFH challenges, concerns, strategies and anticipated outcomes.

The research indicates that three-quarters of businesses now have more than 76 percent of their employees working from home compared to just under 25 percent at the close of 2019. While a third of respondents cited their business being "ill prepared or not prepared" for remote working, 75% of businesses were able to transition to remote working within 15 days. securiymagazine.com

NIST Seeks Public Input on Use of Positioning, Navigation and Timing Services
Agency plans guidance to strengthen cybersecurity of related tech, in response to White House order.

Popular App Mathway Leaks 25 Million User Records




Canada's Mask Debate Continues
Some Stores Require Coverings, Others Worry it Could Help Criminals

Stores Fear Face Coverings Could Drive Robberies
Some retailers push for face masks, others are concerned about crime impact

'Lower your mask before entering,' some stores ask

Face masks aren't mandatory in Canada, but some retailers are pushing for customers to wear them to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Costco, Marshalls, Winners and Old Navy are among some of the retailers asking Canadian shoppers to put on a face mask before shopping in their stores.

Jim Cormier with the Retail Council of Canada says what might work for one location could be more difficult for another. "We appreciate the fact that it has been guidance, but not mandates in this case," said Cormier.

One particular issued being raised about face masks is the safety of employees -- but not from COVID-19. Some convenience stores in the Halifax area are asking customers to temporarily lower their masks before entering the store so they can be easily identified.

On Monday, Halifax Regional Police released photos of a man suspected of robbing an Irving gas station on Fairfax Drive on April 6. Police say the man, who was wearing a medical mask, demanded money and threatened the staff with a knife, though no knife was seen. ctvnews.ca

Alberta recommends masks, but not making them mandatory would create "enforcement problem"

No mask, no service? Experts say businesses have the right to require masks on customers

Canada's Retail Reopening
Mass Testing? - New Safety Measures - Cuts & Closures


'Mass Screening' for Coronavirus Coming to a Store Near You?
Toronto-Based AI Company 'Predictmedix' Launches COVID-19 Screening Technology for Retailers
Toronto-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm Predictmedix has launched screening technologies that will assist businesses by detecting potential COVID-19 infection and other illnesses. The versatile technology will also be used to scan physical spaces to ensure that people are following protocol such as physical distancing and the mandated wearing of face masks.

Earlier this month, Predictmedix filed for a US patent for COVID-19 testing and the technology is being offered to businesses as the world shifts into a new normal. The ground-breaking technology has a wide range of uses and the publicly traded company is expected to see a rapid increase in its share price in the coming weeks amid increased awareness and retailer adoption.

One of the most encouraging new developments for Predictmedix is mass screening for COVID-19. Retailers, restaurants, landlords, and any business with a physical presence will be able to utilize the AI technology to screen for symptoms of the coronavirus as well as for other illnesses. retail-insider.com

As Lululemon Reopens Hundreds of Stores, Here's How It's Keeping Shoppers Safe
As of today, more than 150 Lululemon stores have opened back up in North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia, with roughly 200 additional locations set to reopen over the next two weeks.

The Canada-based company said it has put into place new safety precautions in stores, which will operate with modified hours. Associates are required to wear face masks, while cleaning and sanitization practices have been "enhanced." The number of shoppers allowed in stores at once will be limited, and store layouts have been updated to adhere to social distancing guidelines. footwearnews.com

Substantial Number of Canadians Believe Their Province is Opening Too Quickly

Shoppers line up in downtown Montreal as retailers reopen to public

Vancouver Retailers Busy as Stores Begin to Reopen After COVID-19 Shutdowns

Toronto grocery store asks customers to sanitize their carts

Some Calgary shops choose to not fully open their doors despite COVID-19 restrictions being lifted

Canada Goose lays off 125 workers to cope with the impact of COVID-19

Stokes to Permanently Close 40 Store Locations in Canada


Coronavirus highlights the need for a surveillance debate beyond 'privacy'

The pandemic has stirred up a surveillance storm

The coronavirus pandemic has stirred up a surveillance storm. Researchers rush to develop new forms of public health monitoring and tracking, but releasing personal data to private companies and governments carries risks to our individual and collective rights. COVID-19 opens the lid on a much-needed debate.

Surveillance and profit
Zuboff insists that a new mode of economic accumulation has been rapidly emerging ever since internet-based platforms - led by Google - discovered how to monetize the so-called "data exhaust" exuded by everyday online communications: searches, posts, tweets, texts. Beyond the loss of privacy, she sees the destruction of democracy and behavioural modification, citing a former Facebook product manager who says the "fundamental purpose" of data workers is to influence and alter people's moods and behaviour.

It's not just CCTV cameras, it's also smart devices
Yes, it's our laptops, phones and tablets. Surveillance is now digital and data-driven. For too long, the stereotypical icon of surveillance has been the video camera. But today, what deserves to be the stereotypical icon is the smartphone. This, above all, connects the individual with corporations that not only collect but analyze, sort, categorize, trade and use the data we each produce. Without our permission, our data are examined and used by others to influence, manage or govern us.

It's not just the state, it's the market
While the state and its agencies often overreach through intelligence and policing strategies, it is the market and not the state that holds the cards in the surveillance game.

Surveillance is for sorting - Surveillance challenges: canadiansecuritymag.com

People who steal shopping carts could be fined under proposed Moncton bylaw
A proposed bylaw in Moncton would allow the city to fine people for taking shopping carts from downtown businesses, something two councillors worried would see the city fining homeless people.

The draft bylaw would allow the city to issue fines between $140 and $2,100 to people who remove a shopping cart from the premises of the business that owns the cart.

The bylaw, drafted because of a potential "blight" of abandon carts, could also fine the businesses whose carts were taken. cbc.ca

RCMP officer shortage has led to health and wellness concerns

York Regional Police take down gun and drug trafficking ring in Project Stanley
York Regional Police have charged 17 people after dismantling a gun and drug trafficking ring that was discovered following a break-in and robbery in Vaughan. "An Investigation started which was dubbed Project Stanley. This was as a result of us identifying suspects who ultimately purchased a Stanley pry bar at a local Home Depot. Video surveillance was obtained through that Home Depot and we were able to identify persons associated to that purchase of the tools that were used in the home invasion." cp24.com

$1.7M in Counterfeit Goods Seized At Canada-U.S. Border
U.S. Customs and Border officials have seized $1.7-million worth of counterfeit goods heading into Minnesota. On Thursday, they inspected a rail container at the International Falls border crossing, and discovered batteries, hats and flags headed for Ranier. They seized almost 71,000 packages that they say violate intellectual property laws. ckdr.net

Winnipeg, MB: Police arrest man after gunshots in CF Polo Park mall parking lot;
Suspect charged with attempted murder

100 Mile House, BC: RCMP look for tips in $1,000+ credit card fraud

(Update from 2014) RCMP officer 'falsely arrested, falsely imprisoned, assaulted and battered' elder with walker; suspected her of shoplifting

Winnipeg, MB: 15-year-old handed maximum youth punishment for violent Liquor Mart robbery

Man arrested at Pearson Airport in connection to 2019 game store robbery

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Amazon's Logistics Powerhouse
Amazon Delivers 50% of Their Own Packages Now

Amazon is the fourth‑largest US delivery service & growing fast

Amazon has invested $60 billion since 2014 in building out fulfillment warehouses, leasing airplanes and buying delivery vans.

Amazon leased 97% of its fulfillment and data center space in 2019, the retailer said in its annual report.

Amazon is approaching a truly vertically integrated logistics network on par with the largest delivery companies in the world.

What's more, Amazon may compete more aggressively in the years ahead with its Amazon Shipping service to deliver orders for other online retailers, including those that do not sell on Amazon's online marketplace.

However, the report notes retail competitors may hesitate to hand over fulfillment to Amazon now that it is a major rival in many merchandise categories: "Other B2C [business-to-consumer] retailers may not want to ship with Amazon, so Amazon may have to look to the B2B [business-to-business] market to grow its non-Amazon shipping business."

Amazon's growing warehouse and delivery center network
Amazon now operates nearly 500 logistics facilities in the U.S. covering 173 million square feet and another 1,100 globally that cover 262 million square feet.

10 receiving centers - shipping merchandise to 773,000 square feet 170 fulfillment centers. More than 200,000 robots assist employees at 50 of these sortable centers.

Packages destined for consumers outside of a fulfillment center's region are sent to one of 20 air hubs where cargo planes fly parcels around the country.

Amazon operates 40 cargo planes and plans to expand to 70 planes by 2023.

Whether from an air hub or a fulfillment center, packages go to one of 49 U.S. sortation centers, each averaging 340,000 square feet,

Last-mile delivery is handled by delivery stations-Amazon has about 200 delivery stations in the U.S. and plans to open another 84 in 2020. Averaging 129,000 square feet, employ 200-300 workers and are located near airports of major cities. digitalcommerce360.com

Etsy sold 12+ million face masks during April, leading to $133M

Walmart.com to hit $41B in 2020 - 44.2% Increase







Manchester, NJ: Arrested Fugitive Led Ocean Co. Burglary Ring; over $100,000 in ATV's, Cigarettes, CBD Products stolen
The arrest of Craig Orler who had been on the run for nearly two days culminated an investigation that led to the dismantling of a commercial burglary ring, Manchester police said Friday. The commercial burglaries occurred over the span of 3 months and resulted in the theft of vehicles, trailers, outdoor power equipment, cartons of cigarettes, CBD products, and cash with a combined estimated value of about $100,000, he said. The trio was identified during a three-month investigation by Manchester, Toms River, and Berkeley Township detectives into the burglaries. Bendyna was arrested without incident on Wednesday in Philadelphia; Bowman remains at large and is believed to be in the Philadelphia area. The investigation led to the identification of three addresses, two storage units and two vehicles used to store the stolen equipment/merchandise between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Orler, who has an extensive criminal history, faces multiple charges for money laundering, being the leader of an organized retail theft enterprise, burglary, theft, criminal mischief, eluding police, resisting arrest, and possession of a control dangerous substance. patch.com


Tucson, AZ: Dark sorcerers wanted for stealing thousands of dollars worth of Magic the Gathering cards
Oro Valley Police Department hopes to cast Sorcerous Spyglass in order to reveal the identity of serial thieves wanted for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of Magic the Gathering trading from multiple stores around the area. kvoa.com

Sydney, AU: Man and woman charged over alleged $45,000 baby formula theft
A man and a woman have been charged with running a baby formula crime syndicate in southwest Sydney. Detectives arrested a 45-year-old man during a vehicle stop in Padstow about 11am on Tuesday, before a Bankstown business and a Chester Hill home were raided. More than 250 tins of baby formula, $45,000 in cash and various other health and beauty items, all believed to be stolen, were seized. 9news.com.au

Arlington Height, IL: Four suspects flee Marino's Grocery with $6,000 worth of merchandise in 2 thefts

Auburn, IN: Over $1,500 worth of alcohol recovered by Police following arrest of 3 for shoplifting from CVS

Bainbridge Township, OH: Three Walmart employees investigated for $1,400 theft of merchandise

Smyrna, TN: Two females flee Ulta Beauty with $900 of Dyson Hair Dryers

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Shootings & Deaths

Man arrested for fatal shooting at Kroger in west Louisville on Sunday
In a release, Louisville Metro Police said 21-year-old Carl B. Hardin III was arrested for the shooting that happened at the Kroger store on West Broadway. Police say Hardin got into a fight near the gas pumps at the store, when Hardin drew a handgun and fired the gun several times hitting and killing a man the coroner identified as 37-year-old Dayshwan Tolbert. Investigators say multiple people were behind Tolbert, when he was shot. LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell says in the release, "this created circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life. All were placed in substantial danger of death or serious physical injuries." Hardin faces an additional charge of wanton endangerment. wdrb.com

Kansas City, MO: KCPD investigates fatal stabbing outside Family Dollar, suspect in custody
Kansas City Police are investigating a fatal stabbing Tuesday evening near 18th Street and Prospect Avenue. Authorities said officers were called at 7:18 p.m. to area and found one person (male) down outside a Family Dollar. Police said the victim died at the scene. A store employee told officers that the incident involved a shoplifter. Police said a person of interest is in custody. kmbc.com

Milwaukee, WI: Three people shot and wounded outside Walmart
On Sunday afternoon around 1:30 p.m., officers were on scene at the Walmart Store on Capitol Drive, where three people were shot outside the store. Police said an 18-year-old man was seriously hurt, while a 20-year-old man and 29-year-old woman suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. Two persons of interest were taken into custody. fox6now.com

Magna, UT: Man shot multiple times outside Grocery store
A second suspect is being sought in connection to a shooting in Magna that left one man injured on Tuesday morning. Juan Ledezma-Avia, 18, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, felony discharge of a firearm, obstruction of justice and reckless endangerment, according to the Unified Police Department. Police say another man was also involved in the shooting that left a 29-year-old man in critical condition. kutv.com

Atlantic Beach, NC: Man wanted for shooting outside a Kangaroo Express

Fountain, CO: Police investigating after 2 teens shot at 7-Eleven


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Stockton, CA: Walmart Security Guard hit by vehicle of fleeing shoplifters
A 33-year-old man was working Wednesday as a security guard when a vehicle dropped off two female suspects at about 8:40 p.m. The women entered the store and attempted to flee with merchandise. The women then fought with the security guard before the suspect vehicle accelerated toward the security guard and struck him with the front of the vehicle. The women got into the vehicle, which fled. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Stolen merchandise was recovered.  recordnet.com

Pasadena, MD: Former worker allegedly burglarized Tandoori Kabob restaurant overnight

Lake Wales, FL: Man Allegedly Took UBER To Shoplift From Winn Dixie & Then Tried To Change His Look By Allegedly Stealing Clothing From Family Dollar

ATM Skimmer Gang Had Protection from Mexican Attorney General's Office

Taiwan: Court sentenced man to 10 years, 10 months for fake gun armed robbery of $126,000 in watches in Hong Kong


Cargo Theft

U.S. Q1-2020 Cargo Theft Report
From SensiGuard Supply Chain Intelligence Center

Report Highlights:

Theft of Full Truckload is most frequent cargo theft event type
California, Texas and Illinois ranked as the top states for cargo theft
Miscellaneous and Food & Drinks most stolen product types
Tobacco was the stolen product with the highest average value
Quarterly spotlight focuses on Fictitious Pickups

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Cincinnati, OH: More than $250k in counterfeit US bills seized; made in China





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District Loss Prevention Manager
Cressona, PA Area

The District Loss Prevention Manager ensures shrinkage control and improves safety in the stores through proper investigation and training. This position is responsible to provide feedback, guidance and protection for our Team Leaders and Associates. This role has oversight and responsibility for approximately 8 to 10 store locations...

District Loss Prevention Manager
Birmingham/Montgomery/Tuscaloosa, AL

The District Loss Prevention Manager ensures shrinkage control and improves safety in the stores through proper investigation and training. This position is responsible to provide feedback, guidance and protection for our Team Leaders and Associates. This role has oversight and responsibility for approximately 8 to 10 store locations...

District Loss Prevention Manager
Roanoke, VA/ Martinsville, VA/ Winston Salem, NC area
The District Loss Prevention Manager ensures shrinkage control and improves safety in the stores through proper investigation and training. This position is responsible to provide feedback, guidance and protection for our Team Leaders and Associates. This role has oversight and responsibility for approximately 8 to 10 store locations...


Physical Security Leader
Corte Madera, CA
Responsible for leading and execution of the Protection and Prevention tiers of the Profit Protection strategy for all RH locations including our Corporate Campus in Corte Madera, CA - PROTECTION - Access Control | Alarms | CCTV | Guards - PREVENTION - Awareness | Audits | P&P | Training...

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