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Robert Moore named Director of Marketing for Axis Communications

Axis Communications announces that Robert Moore has joined its leadership team as Director of Marketing, Americas. In his new role, which will begin on July 1, Moore's primary responsibilities include direct oversight of Axis partner marketing, business development marketing, educational services, events and conferences, as well as regional marketing communications.

Moore joined Axis in 2005 as a regional sales manager and quickly climbed the ranks to become Country Manager, Canada where he successfully grew the sales and marketing organizations. Congratulations Robert! Read full press release

Gerald Corson III promoted to Senior Director Infosec for Walmart
Gerald has held various roles for Walmart during his 14 years there, including Director of Data Security, Enterprise Technical Expert, Sr. Technical Expert - Security and Technical Expert - Security. Congratulations Gerald!
Britt Davidson, CFI named Director of Risk Management
for Kum & Go

Britt was previously the Manager of Loss Prevention for the retailer for over five years. Prior, he was a Corporate Loss Prevention Leader for Scheels for over five years and an Inventory Controller for Menards for over three years. Britt earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Loras College. Congratulations Britt!
Dan Nesselroth, CFI  promoted to Senior Investigator, Corporate Security for Sony Electronics
Previously, Dan was a Corporate Investigator for Sony for over four years. Prior he held various loss prevention roles such as Department Manager LP for Lowe's, LP Analyst for Legoland California Resort, LP Investigator for Sport Chalet, and Regional and District LP Auditor for Stein Mart. He was also an Account Manager for LP Innovations. Congratulations Dan!

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JCP's Shrink Improvement - Impacts The Bigger Picture
Security Tags Lead to 20% Shrink Reduction
JP Penney CFO Comments on Shrink Improvement

Last week's J.C. Penney (JCP) earnings conference call. The struggling department-store retailer said it's making progress on combatting the problem.

"We have taken immediate action to improve shrink and are beginning to see improved results on recent technology investments and staffing adjustments," said the company's chief financial officer, Bill Wafford. He said that "security tag implementations" have led to a "20% reduction in shrink dollars in their respective areas."

Editor's Note: At over 5% shrink, as reported on the Daily in October 2018, a 13% improvement at the end of '18 and a 16% improvement in Q1 represent big dollars at the end of the day.

A Must Read for All LP/AP Executives
One Secret to Costco's Success: A Tight Rein on Shoplifting

Ahead of Costco's earnings report later this week, it's worth noting that one of the secrets to the warehouse club's financial success has been to keep shoplifting to a bare minimum.

The company's shrinkage, or shrink, the catchall industry term for merchandise lost to shoplifting and employee theft, as well as damage or cashier errors, is just 0.11% to 0.12% of sales, against a 1% to 2% average in the retail industry.

Costco Wholesale (ticker COST) may have the lowest shrinkage of any major retailer-although few provide specific figures. Costco's performance is important because the company has rock-bottom profit margins-a critical element in the value proposition for its 53 million members.

Shrinkage comes up periodically as an issue for retailers as it did on last week's J.C. Penney (JCP) earnings conference call. The struggling department-store retailer said it's making progress on combatting the problem.
"We have taken immediate action to improve shrink and are beginning to see improved results on recent technology investments and staffing adjustments," said the company's chief financial officer, Bill Wafford. He said that "security tag implementations" have led to a "20% reduction in shrink dollars in their respective areas."

Editor's Note: The founder had taken great pride in their shrink numbers over the years in a number of articles. From saying they lock up all the expensive items like jewelry and closely monitor the entrances and exits with their door greeters checking receipts. Leaving each store manager accountable for their own business operation. But when you have every members home address and identification what would you expect. Other than internal theft, reduced external theft, and probably very little ORC. It's more about store design, bulk merchandise, and environment. As they virtually eliminate electronics theft and grab and runs.


RECAP: Loss Prevention Furniture Alliance (LPFA)
Holds Value-Packed Meeting in Chicago

Great meeting in Chicago May 8th & 9th with the growing Loss Prevention Furniture Alliance. The mission of the Loss Prevention Furniture Alliance (LPFA) is: "A network of dynamic loss prevention professionals, building business partnerships while serving their respective home furnishings retail and ecommerce verticals in improving profitability and reducing loss related to fraud, theft and operational practices."

Many informative topics were covered during this day and a half meeting, including developing a charter for the group, financial fraud schemes and OSHA standards as well as great presentations by the vendor community. A special thank you to the vendors for their support: Greg Keen - Wells Fargo Fraud Dept.; David Zulawski - Wicklander & Zulawski; Jon Ross - ThinkLP; Jordan Rivchun & Tom Chamard - Hanwha Techwin America.

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Thank you to Patrick Burns, VP of LP at Bob's Discount Furniture, for this article submission!


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Joan Manson, VP of Employee Resources, Asset Protection and Legal, and NRF Women in LP Caucus Chair will be assisting with the program's development and direction to ensure creditability and validity. As it's critical the series reflects the industry's true position on inclusion, diversity and equality.

Huawei files motion to challenge sweeping US ban, calling it 'not normal'
Chief Legal Counsel Says "There's No Gun, No Smoke"

Huawei this morning began the process of challenging the Trump administration's sweeping ban. The Chinese hardware giant has filed a motion for summary judgement that calls into question the constitutionality of the section of the National Defense Authorization Act used to halt imports. A hearing for the motion is scheduled for September 19.  

3 Members of NYC Trip-And-Fall Scheme Convicted
Defrauding NYC-Area Businesses & Insurance Co's $31.7M+

From 2013 through 2018, DUNCAN, LOCUST, and RAINFORD engaged in a widespread fraud scheme where they defrauded businesses and insurance companies by staging trip-and-fall accidents and filing fraudulent lawsuits. Fraud scheme participants recruited hundreds of individuals to stage trip-and-fall accidents at particular locations throughout New York City and to claim that they injured themselves as a result of their accidents. Common accident sites included cellar doors, cracks in concrete sidewalks, and purported "potholes."

Referred to specific attorneys who filed lawsuits against the owners of the accident sites and/or insurance companies. Both facing 20 years in federal prison.  

Rite Aid Must Pay Ex-Honcho's Legal Fees In Fraud Fight
Rite Aid is on the hook for legal fees incurred by a former executive in defending himself against company claims related to a nearly 20-year-old accounting fraud scheme after a Delaware Chancery Court judge ruled Friday that he is covered by the pharmacy retailer's indemnification policies. law360.com

Transom Capital Group Acquires Pelco
Transom Capital Group, an operations-focused middle market private equity firm, today announced it has acquired Pelco Inc., a provider of video surveillance solutions, from Schneider Electric.

Russ Roenick, managing partner at Transom Capital Group, said, "As most security industry experts know, Pelco is one of the pioneers of the video surveillance space. The journey toward creating the next great breakthroughs in video security begins today through our investment in Pelco." sdmmag.com

Retail Growth - Direct-to-Consumer
The "A" Malls as Wholesaler Marketplaces

While the obvious transformation in Malls to non-shopping functions is in full swing, an even more important metamorphosis - largely unreported - is taking place.

In a slow but now accelerating pattern, wholesalers who used to count on selling their products through third parties like department and multi-brand specialty stores are now taking control of their distribution through their own branded stores. While many of these wholesalers have had stores for years, this direct-to-consumer model is now coming to dominate many of the "A" malls, redefining the tenant mix in a way we haven't seen.

"A" locations - are in fact not doomed at all, but instead are continuing to transform themselves into a very different function in the overall consumption of consumer products. Wholesalers are taking firm control of their own distribution - not just online but in-mall as well - and this represents a fundamental change in American retailing. therobinreport.com

Which private equity-owned retailers are still at risk?
80% of 2019 Bankruptcies Owned by Private Equity Co's

In April, Staples private equity owners, Sycamore Partners, paid itself a $1B dividend ahead of a possible IPO. Paid through a loan that leaves Staples with $130M annual interest costs. Which is actually just a footnote in the history of private equity's relationship with retail.

While there are some notable success stories - such as Burlington, BJ's Wholesale and Dollar General - there have also been more than two dozen bankruptcies of private equity retail acquisitions over the past 15 years. retaildive.com

Academy Sports + Outdoors - KKR 99 Cents Only Stores - Ares Management
Guitar Center - Ares Management Indra Holdings - Freeman Spogli
PetSmart - BC Neiman Marcus - Ares Capital
J. Crew - Leonard Green & Partners TOMS Shoes - Bain Capital
David's Bridal - Clayton, Dubilier & Rice  

Dressbarn, CVS, Pier 1 & Topshop shuttering stores, pushing planned closures to 7,150

7 Industries Amazon Is Primed to Conquer Next
Its customer base and fulfillment network mean the sky's the limit.
Pharmacy - Small business lending - Online grocery - Payments - Mortgages - Home and garden - Insurance adweek.com

Protecting your brand: Turning crisis into opportunity
Thursday June 13 | 3:45 - 4:30 pm

Your next crisis could be around the corner. Are you prepared to address corporate communication issues and public relations matters? Will you be ready to navigate reputation minefields? With a unique combination of communication skills, media savvy, and legal and political acumen, Judy Smith, founder and President of Smith & Company, will provide insight and expertise on crisis management issues. Members of the Press will not have access to this session.

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Employees Want Smarter Office Security
Modern office access control has not been updated in over 40 years, meaning commercial spaces can be vulnerable to physical breaches. Metal keys and security card readers have not adapted to the modern security needs of today's workplace - especially as more workers operate on flexible work schedules that have them coming and going from the office at unconventional hours, and make office buildings susceptible to threats. In fact, a recent Office Technology Study from Openpath, a leader in workplace technology and security, proves that businesses need to update their access control now in order to prepare for the future.

In its Office Technology Study, Openpath found that over half of employees think their company's access control system could be improved or modernized. The same survey found that one in three respondents would like to see improvements made to their access control system by integrating smart technology. securitymagazine.com


Quarterly Results
Abercrombie & Fitch Q1 comp's up 1%, net sales up 2%
Dick's Sporting Goods Q1 comp's flat, sales up 0.6%
Michael Kors Holdings Q2 Kors Retail comp's down 2.1%, revenue flat, wholesale sales down 1.3%, total MKHL company sales up 9.3%
Canada's Indigo Books & Music Q4 comp's fell 8.7%, sales down 7.5%, full yr. comp's down 1.1%, sales down 3%


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U.S. considers blacklisting Megvii, Hikvision and other Chinese biometric companies
Hikvision, Megvii, and other Chinese biometric companies could soon be blocked from acquiring components and software from American suppliers by U.S. lawmakers, as sources have told the New York Times that the Trump administration is concerned about China as an economic and geopolitical threat, but also about China’s surveillance industry, and the biometric facial recognition technology provider’s role in it.

Bloomberg has reported that the U.S. is also considering blocking the flow of U.S. technology to Dahua, voice biometric provider Iflytek, and Meiya Pico. biometricupdate.com

Most global workers noticed stricter policies at work as a result of GDPR
When enforcement of the GDPR went into effect on May 25, 2018, it had worldwide implications on data protection and privacy legislation. One year later, there are conflicting sentiments from the global workforce about whether the regulation has been effective, according to Snow Software.

A new survey, which polled 3,000 professionals in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific region, found that only 39% of respondents feel their personal data is better protected since GDPR enforcement began. Another 34% indicated that data protection seemed the same, while 20% are unsure and 6% actually believe their personal data is less protected than it was prior to enforcement.

This mixed response around the impact of GDPR likely reflects the complexity of educating the public on data regulations, as well as the difficulty that organizations still face in complying with the law. helpnetsecurity.com

Biometrics industry groups blast San Francisco decision
and process in facial recognition ban

The Identification Technology Association (IdTA) and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) have each issued a statement condemning the decision of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors to ban facial recognition technology in city surveillance systems.

The IdTA called for the board to extend the comment period and dialogue on the legislation to allow “a more thorough and thoughtful discussion about the benefits of facial recognition technology.”

The IBIA more strenuously slammed the decision, saying that it should be repealed and re-examined before it takes effect, as the council’s decision “did not follow a transparent and thorough process to ensure a decision based on facts and a careful balancing of benefits with appropriate uses and safeguards to restrain the technology’s misuse.” biometricupdate.com

How mainstream media coverage affects vulnerability management
For better or for worse, mainstream media is increasingly covering particularly dangerous, widespread or otherwise notable security vulnerabilities.

The growing coverage has made more people aware of the risks and of the need to keep their various devices (software) up-to-date. But among those people are also partners and regulators, and executives and boards of directors who may demand their security teams do something about them immediately, even though they might be currently doing more important things than quickly patching a vulnerability that may or may not be critical to the company's security.

Cybercrime: Looking Beyond the Dark Web

1 Million Windows Devices 'Vulnerable to Remote Desktop Flaw'


Toronto police using facial recognition as Canadian government ponders rules;
Lawmaker wants to "hit the pause button" until there is more oversight

Toronto police used facial recognition technology to attempt to identify people in 2,591 searches since March of last year, according to a report by Chief Mark Saunders which revealed the force's use of the technology, the Toronto Star reports.

A report submitted to the Toronto police services board shows that images from public and private cameras are matched against an internal database of 1.5 million mugshots, and that the system's use so far has cost CAD $451,718 (just over US$335,000). According to Saunders, the system was purchased to help police more quickly and efficiently identify suspects, including violent offenders.

New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Charlie Angus told the Star that no legislative oversight is in place, and therefore "we need to hit the pause button."

Facial recognition is limited in Canada by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which requires consent for the collection, use, or transmission of personal information, but does not specifically deal with AI or facial recognition. biometricupdate.com

Mom-and-pop stores will be hit hardest by looming strike at Port of Vancouver, retail council says
As negotiations continue between B.C. longshore workers and their employers to prevent a strike that could begin Monday, Canada's retail industry is crossing its fingers that a deal can be reached. That's because the effective closure of two Port of Vancouver container terminals could cause devastating ripple effects across the country, including employee layoffs and major backups on deliveries of goods.

Greg Wilson, B.C.'s director of government relations with the Retail Council of Canada, said Saturday that the hardest-hit sector will be smaller mom-and-pop stores that aren't able to find a way around the terminal closure.

"The largest retailers all have a lot of supply-chain professionals who are adept at dealing with problems," he said. "Mom-and-pop retailers might import one-third of a container a month or a quarter. If that container is stuck somewhere, they don't have the ability to get more product around through a different shipping line." globalnews.ca

OPP see 'noticeable increase' in shoplifting in downtown Fort Frances, Ont.
35 shoplifting incidents from January to end of March

Ontario Provincial Police in Fort Frances say an increase in property crime along Scott Street has prompted officers to implement daily foot patrols and other initiatives to determine what's going on in the town's downtown core.

She said over the past year there has been approximately 100 reported shoplifting occurrences in the region and officers have seen a "noticeable increase" as community members and business owners have also been reporting more theft in the downtown area.

Several initiatives have already taken place in order to stop the increase of property crime, she said, including meeting with business owners, working with the community street crime unit and increasing daily foot patrol along Scott Street. cbc.ca

Money laundering report a wake-up call for Canada, but provinces skeptical;
Alberta leads the country with over $10B in laundering

The authors of a report that found $47 billion was laundered across Canada last year debated whether to include a graph that indicated Alberta, Ontario and the Prairies were hotspots for dirty money, says the lead writer.

The report, one of two recently released by the B.C. government, aimed to sound a nationwide alarm about money laundering. But some provinces have reacted with skepticism, as Alberta questioned the numbers and Ontario said it will monitor the issue.

The panel estimated that Alberta led the country for money laundering in 2015 with $10.2 billion, followed by Ontario with $8.2 billion and the Prairies - Saskatchewan and Manitoba combined - with $6.5 billion. To the surprise of many, B.C. came in fourth with $6.2 billion, scuttling its reputation as the money laundering capital of Canada. nationalpost.com

How slow retail sales would hurt economy if B.C. reins in money laundering
With B.C.'s economy partly supported by the proceeds of crime, the whole province could suffer if the B.C. government is successful at cutting the flow of dirty money into legitimate assets. And luxury retailers' bottom lines could be particularly hard hit by a serious crackdown on money laundering in the province.

A recent independent report from former RCMP officer Peter German spelled out how luxury retailers in the province are increasingly profiting from customers buying goods with dirty money. The B.C. government responded with a vow to curb the flow of ill-gotten gains into assets that appear to be legitimate.

While he stressed that he does not know how big a slice of total revenue these transactions comprise for luxury retailers, he said that less demand for high-end retail products would hit those retailers' bottom lines, and may force some to close. biv.com

Canada Store Openings & Expansions
Barry's Bootcamp Embarks on Canadian Expansion with 2nd Location
Giant Tiger opens store in London, Ont.
Kids' store buybuy BABY opens first Calgary location
Danish Brand 'Rains' Enters Canadian Market with 1st Retail Storefront
North Central Co-op brings neighbourhood grocery shopping to Chappelle Gardens
Old Montreal's Charming Le Petit Dep Opens a New Café

Retail's Top Achievers Recognized at Retail Council of Canada's 2019 Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala

Indigo swings to near $40M yearly loss partly due to Canada Post strike impact

Gen Z shopping in-store more often than online

AR-15 Selling Out in Canada on Concern Trudeau to Ban New Owners

Major Ontario Counterfeit Bust
Markham, ON: 8 charged in year-long Pacific Mall investigation targeting thousands in fake goods
Police say they've charged eight people and seized thousands of alleged fake goods sold at a Toronto-area mall. York Regional Police say they began investigating complaints about alleged counterfeit luxury clothing and handbags being sold at the Pacific Mall in Markham. In spring of April 2018, police say they began an investigation after receiving reports of counterfeit goods being sold at Pacific Mall. Just two months later, more than 30 police officers executed search warrants at seven retailers within the mall and at the residence of an owner of one of the kiosks. Officers seized luxury items, including clothing and handbags, which police thought to be counterfeit. Cash was also seized from the home, according to police. In August, investigators met with brand representatives from companies such as Adidas, Chanel, MCM, Louis Vuitton, Supreme, Dior, Givenchy, and Cartier, among others. The majority of the merchandise was determined to be counterfeit. dailyhive.com

Whitby, ON: Security guard & employees assaulted, tied up in brazen cell phone store robbery
The three male suspects and one female suspect entered a cell phone store and made a demand for property. One of the males assaulted the security guard by throwing her to the ground. The suspects then tied up two employees and the security guard while they stole numerous cellphones and cash. They fled the scene in a vehicle. The security guard was taken to hospital by Region of Durham Paramedic Services with non-life threatening injuries. durhamregionfirstrespondersbreakingnews.com

(Update) Southgate, ON: Man pleads guilty to manslaughter for punching store owner who intervened in robbery

Abbotsford, BC: Trial set to begin for man accused of killing cop at strip mall

Calgary, AB: Men face 71 charges each after stealing purses in grocery store parking lots

Surrey, BC: Police looking for suspect after Best Buy credit-card fraud

Kingston, ON: Police seek public's help in hunt for theft, fraud suspects

Durham, ON: Toronto couple caught with fake debit & credit cards, fraudulent IDs, birth
certificates & cash

Robberies & Burglaries

Beer Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Niagara Falls, ON - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Moncton, NB - Armed Robbery
C-Store - North Bay, ON - Robbery
Cell Store - Whitby, ON - Robbery
7-Eleven - Saanich, BC - Armed Robbery (Burnside Rd.)
7-Eleven - Saanich, BC  - Armed Robbery (Carey Rd.)
Undisclosed Store - Regina, SK - Armed Robbery

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Top 2019 Antifraud Awards Go to Digital Fraud Prevention Leader Kount
Kount, a leading fraud prevention solution, was honored at the 2019 CNP Expo with both the Judges Choice award and the Customer Choice award in the Antifraud Solution category. Kount has won a CNP Award for an unprecedented eight consecutive years, and this year the company swept the Antifraud category. Both the five-judge panel and the online vote of customers named Kount the Best Antifraud Solution in 2019.

Presented at the CNP Expo in San Francisco, the CNP Awards are focused on recognizing those companies that distinguished themselves in the card-not-present space. Kount has earned a Customer Choice award every year since the inaugural event in 2012, underscoring the company's leadership role in stopping fraud while enabling businesses to deliver a frictionless experience to legitimate customers. yahoo.com

Amazon Is Poised to Unleash a Long-Feared Purge of Small Suppliers
Two months ago, Amazon.com Inc. halted orders from thousands of suppliers with no explanation. Panic ensued -- until the orders quietly resumed weeks later, with Amazon suggesting the pause was part of a campaign to weed out counterfeit products. Suppliers breathed a sigh of relief.

Now a larger, more permanent purge is coming that will upend the relationship between the world's largest online retailer and many of its long-time vendors.

In the next few months, bulk orders will dry up for thousands of mostly smaller suppliers, according to three people familiar with the plan. Amazon's aim is to cut costs and focus wholesale purchasing on major brands like Procter & Gamble, Sony and Lego, the people said. That will ensure the company has adequate supplies of must-have merchandise and help it compete with the likes of Walmart, Target and Best Buy.

The mom-and-pops that have long relied on Amazon for a steady stream of orders will have to learn a new way of doing business on the web store. Rather than selling in bulk directly to Amazon, they'll need to win sales one shopper at a time. It's one of the biggest shifts in Amazon's e-commerce strategy since it opened the site to independent sellers almost 20 years ago. While the plan could be changed or cancelled, it's currently moving forward, the people said. yahoo.com

IKEA will finally offer online shopping through mobile apps

Amazon secures its own '.amazon' domain

H&M Tops Ranking Of Most-Visited eCommerce Fashion Sites

BarkBox launches subscriptions on Amazon

How Google Collects Data to Personalize Ads




Flash Mob hits 3 stores as helpless clerks
tries his best

In a matter of minutes, the Raceway convenience store on Troy Highway went from being nearly empty Monday night to being overrun by a horde of apparent teens stealing anything within reach. It was the third station in two days to be burglarized like that. The suspects trickled in slowly at first, grabbing items close to the doors then fleeing, according to video footage of the thefts. About a minute into the incident one person held the door open as a horde of girls and boys in bathing suits grabbed cases of beer. An employee with a push broom tried to stop them but was too overwhelmed. montgomeryadvertiser.com

Alpena, MI: Man charged with robbing same Walmart 3 times in 1 night
A northern Michigan man is accused of robbing a Walmart store in Alpena three times in one night, stealing $6,000 worth of merchandise, Michigan State Police said Tuesday. Police said Brown first entered the Walmart at about 1:30 a.m. on March 22 and, on three separate trips on the same night, taken several objects from the electronics department, leaving by forcing open the closed doors in the Garden Center. Officials said items Brown allegedly took include three 50-65-inch TVs, a drone, an AT&T cellphone, a computer building kit, a flashlight, a Schwinn bicycle, a HP Pavilion Desktop computer, a PS4 racing wheel and a Western Digital 6TB hard drive. detroitnews.com

Vancouver, WA: JC Penney employee accused of $7,000 theft by marking down prices for acquaintances
Lindsey Alexis Thomas who worked at J.C. Penney faces a first-degree theft charge for allegedly marking down the price of items for acquaintances. In all, $7,000 was stolen. A loss prevention employee found about 50 improper transactions had taken place since January 2018. columbian.com

Iredell, NC: Five Arrested for $4,500 Lowe's theft, drug charges and outstanding warrants
In addition, all five suspects were arrested on outstanding warrants or orders for arrest. Lowery was served an outstanding warrant for felony aiding & abetting larceny. A search of the vehicle turned up heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Deputies also found a Dewalt tool kit valued at $550 that had been stolen from Lowe's in Statesville. On Sunday, Deputies followed up on the investigation with Lowe's. They viewed security camera footage from the previous day and saw Miller and McClure as they entered the store and loaded the tool kit in a shopping cart. The suspects then walked out of the store without paying for the tool kit. McClure is also a suspect in the larceny of nearly $4,000 worth of merchandise from the same store earlier in May. whky.com

Anderson, SC: Police bust 2 shoplifting suspects with more than $1,300 in heartburn meds, headache powder, & more
Anderson police said officers apprehended two suspects accused of stealing more than $1,300 in medication and other items in a Friday shoplifting case. Police said the suspects' haul was valued $1386.92. Police posted a photo of the items stolen on Facebook, which included multiple containers Pepcid Complete, Nexium, Prilosec, BC headache powder, Goody's headache powder and laundry detergent. foxcarolina.com

North Fort Myers, FL: Crime Stoppers seeks identity of suspect in Home Depot theft
A man suspected of stealing a cart full of tools from a North Fort Myers Home Depot is wanted by deputies. According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, the suspect entered the Home Depot on May 19, then left the store without purchasing the merchandise in his cart. In the surveillance image at least four tools could be seen. winknews.com

Merced, CA: Suspect arrest in $1,000 of clothing from Kohl's at the Merced Mall

Carroll, IA: Three arrested after stealing $600 of merchandise from Walmart

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Shootings & Deaths

Las Vegas, NV: Arrest Made in Fashion Show Mall Shooting
Las Vegas Metro Police have announced they made an arrested in the Memorial Day shooting inside the Fashion Show Mall. They have not given a name but said more information would be available Wednesday. Monday around 6 p.m. a gunshot was fired inside the mall during a fight in a store. That led to panic and an evacuation for the entire mall on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts


Louisville, KY: Man charged with Armed Robbery of 4 businesses this past weekend
A man was arrested after allegedly robbing several buisnesses in Louisville over the weekend. Christopher Smyzer, 20, was arrested on Saturday after he and two co-defendants robbed four businesses, according to Smyzer's arrest slip. Smyzer, who lives in Henry County, and the unidentified suspects were armed when they robbed Subway, Mapco, Dollar General and Circle K, all in Louisville's south end, the arrest report said. wave3.com

Oneida, TN: Arrest made in 7 year old Walmart Theft Case
A Kentucky woman has been arrested in a seven-year-old Oneida shoplifting case. Beverly Watters, 46, was arrested by Oneida Police Department Sgt. David Lee Stephens on Friday. She faces felony theft charges, and has been wanted in Oneida since November 2012, when she allegedly stole a large amount of merchandise from the Oneida Walmart. A warrant filed at the time alleged that a Walmart employee who was working as a cashier fraudulently scanned merchandise at a reduced price on several occasions over a 15-day period. The cashier later wrote a voluntary statement, saying that she and Watters were working together and that the items were meant to be Christmas gifts. The total value of the items taken from the store was $1,792.66.

Scranton, PA: Man charged with robbing CVS, GPS tracker used

Marion County, FL: Serial Armed Robber has hit 9 stores in recent weeks

Westminster, London, England: Police arrest 3 men following shocking 'smash and grab' moped raid at luxury store




San Diego, CA: Metro-PCS Robbers Sentenced to 140 Months in Prison for Eleven Armed Robberies
Carlos Adolfo Soto was sentenced in federal court today to 140 months prison in connection with the robberies of 11 San Diego area businesses in January and February 2017.  justice.gov

Boston, MA: Man Pleads Guilty To Transporting Stolen Electronics Across State Lines; Target burglaries using blow torch
Elijah Aiken, 36, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Worcester in connection with transporting stolen electronics across state lines. The defendant broke into Target stores in Easton and Westborough, Mass., and in Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Once inside, Aiken and his co-conspirators stole electronic devices valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars, including cellular phones and computer tablets. Aiken pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to transport stolen goods in interstate commerce and two counts of interstate transportation of stolen goods. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 26, 2019. justice.gov


AT&T - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Beloit, WI - Burglary
C-Store - Rockford, IL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Wayne, NE - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Roby, TX - Burglary
CVS - Scranton, PA - Robbery
Cell phone store - Princeton, NJ - Burglary
Dollar General - Farmerville, LA - Burglary
Electronics store - Orland Park, IL - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Columbus, OH - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
Hair Salon - Pittsburgh, PA - Burglary
Hardware store - Wichita, KS - Robbery
Liquor store - Fresno, CA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Grand Bay, AL - Armed Robbery (Waffle House)
Restaurant - Las Cruces, NM - Armed Robbery (Taco Bell)
7-Eleven - Corpus Christi, TX - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Stafford, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Hampton, VA - Armed Robbery
7- Eleven - Orange Park, FL - Robbery


Daily Totals:
15 robberies
5 burglaries
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District Loss Prevention Manager
Eastern PA/NJ

The District Loss Prevention Manager ensures shrinkage control and improves safety in the stores through proper investigation and training...
Director, Region AP
Columbia, SC

Responsible for executing regional asset protection programs designed to minimize inventory shrink, associate and customer liability accidents and bad check and cash loss incidents...

Regional Asset Protection Manager
Austin, TX

Responsible for supporting field operations execution of asset protection processes in an assigned regional area...

Manager of District Loss Prevention
Fresno, CA

You will be responsible for driving company objectives in profit and loss control, sales performance, customer satisfaction, and shrink results...
Area Loss Prevention Manager
Seattle WA, Portland OR, Salt Lake City UT

Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities...

Field Loss Prevention Manager
Dallas, TX

Manages and coordinates Loss Prevention and Safety Programs intended to protect Staples assets and ensure a safe work environment within Staples Retail locations...

Regional Asset Protection Manager
Mid-Atlantic Region

Guide the implementation and training of Asset Protection programs, enforcement of policies and procedures, auditing, investigations and directing of shrink reduction efforts...

Manager, Asset Protection Fraud & Investigations
Westchester, IL

The Manager of Asset Protection Fraud and Investigations is responsible for the global enterprise hybrid -ecommerce, digital product and traditional fraud investigation program...

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...



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.

We are currently looking for an experienced LP 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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