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6/1/16

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In Case You Missed It

May's Moving Ups
22 New Sr LP's - 8 promotions, 14 appointments

Brookstone promoted Ken Boremi, CFI, LPC to Vice President of Operations and Loss Prevention.
Brookstone promoted Marc Lambert, CFI, LPC to Director, Field Loss Prevention.
Chicos, FAS, Inc. promoted Joseph Biffar, CFE, CFI to Director, LP & Security.
Crate & Barrel named Ted Dulles Director of Internal Audit.
David Yurman named Ean Bressack Vice President of Loss Prevention.
Dollar Express named Leo Anguiano Senior Director of Loss Prevention.
Dunham's Sports named Randy Nickerson Managing Director of Loss Prevention, Audit & Firearms.
Gander Mountain Company promoted Andrew Barborak to Director of Loss Prevention.
Home Depot named Brad Bullock Corporate Loss Prevention Manager.
Home Depot promoted Kathleen Eaton to Vice President of Asset Protection.
MarketStreet named Marc Heath, CFI Director of Security.
National Stores, Inc. named Thomas Price Sr. Manager of Operations.
New York & Company named Brad King Senior Director of Loss Prevention.
New York & Company named Steve Fahey Senior Vice President of Operations.
PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. promoted Chance Bowlin to Director Loss Prevention Support.
Rexall Drug Stores named Scott Byers Corporate Loss Prevention Manager. 
Sears Holdings Corporation promoted Bret Graddy to Director of Asset and Profit Protection Automotive.
Stage Stores named Allan Watters Senior Vice President of Asset Protection.
Target named Emy Johnson Director, Theft & Fraud Operations Assets Protection.
Target promoted Adam Kupchella to Senior Director of Assets Protection.
Walgreens named Jonathon Burris Regional Director, Asset Protection Solutions.
Wayfair named Chad Ghosn Vice President, IT Infrastructure and Security.

 

 




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.
 

Amazon Workers Say Security Screening Is Compensable
Amazon.com Inc. warehouse workers on Friday urged a Kentucky federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over whether the employees deserve pay for time spent passing through security checks not to toss their case, saying they engaged in compensable work.

The workers, whose case was initially filed in Pennsylvania state court and removed to Kentucky federal court in November 2013, argued that their Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act claims should not be dismissed because they do not fall under the Portal-to-Portal Act, which was passed as an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act to exempt certain preliminary and "postliminary" activities from the definition of "work" under the FLSA. law360.com

State Department Seals Europe's Retailers Fate - Tourism Dollars Vanish?
Restaurants & Shopping Centers Likely Targets

The State Department on Tuesday alerted U.S. citizens traveling to Europe to heightened risks of terrorism, citing events in France and Poland this summer that are expected to draw large crowds. The alert is for all of Europe and comes as vacation season starts.

"This alert was issued just as they always are based on an accumulation of information and what we know continues to be an interest by terrorists groups to conduct attacks against western targets and Americans specifically in Europe," said John Kirby, a State Department spokesman.

Editors Note: Tourism across the globe accounts for billions in retail spending and with everyone watching the U.S. this will have a ripple effect on all tourism across the globe, including New York City. As reports from around the world specifically point out, double digit decreases in sales in Europe and Asia are directly tied to drops in tourism spending. Even Macy's reported it's negative impact in NYC the past two quarters. And with more and more U.S. retailers growing their international presence, this will have an impact in the second and third quarters. foxnews.com

California Assemblywoman calls for stricter penalties for Firearm Theft; a response to Prop 47
An Inland assemblywoman's bill to make all firearm thefts felonies passed the state Assembly on Tuesday, May 31. The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, is a response to Prop. 47, which reduced penalties for firearm theft from a felony to a misdemeanor if the stolen gun is valued at less than $950. "I am one of the strongest defenders of the Second Amendment in the state Legislature, but if you steal a gun, jail time should be in your future," Melendez said in a news release. The bill, AB 1869, now goes to the Senate Public Safety Committee for a hearing. If passed, the measure would go on the ballot for voter approval. pe.com 

9 Ways for Retail Jewelers to Reduce Smash-and-Grab Robbery Losses
In the last five months there have been 25 smash-and-grab robberies of jewelry stores in the United States, out of 65 robberies of all types, and in 2015 there were 72 smash-and-grabs. The FBI, ATF, and local police have been very active in investigating jewelry store robberies, and this year there have been arrests of 49 robbery suspects in 20 cases.

Jewelers need to focus on these risks, and there are important steps that retail jewelers can take to reduce the likelihood of a smash-and-grab robbery as well as the amount of the loss if one occurs. However, having adequate insurance is the underlying protection absolutely needed by retail jewelers no matter what crime-prevention steps are taken.

Recommendations for reducing smash-and-grab robbery losses:

1. Don't resist
2. Showcases with laminated glass and sturdy frames have prevented many smash-and-grab robberies or greatly reduced the amount of a loss.
3. Buzzers with locked doors can provide some deterrent in preventing robbers from targeting or entering a store.
4. Don't concentrate high value merchandise in only one showcase.
5. The use of guards, armed or unarmed, is a complicated issue that each owner needs to decide in his or her own special circumstances.
6. Jewelers should establish a personal relationship with their local police department.
7. Jewelers should be alert for casing and suspicious circumstances, and record such instances in a suspicious-incident notebook.
8. Having eye-level cameras in stores at the front that clearly record those going in or coming out can provide great investigative material for law enforcement.
9. Share information, photos, and videos on possible casing and suspicious incidents with other jewelers in the area, local police, and with JSA. jckonline.com

Rappers Based Lyrics on Their Credit Card Fraud, Prosecutors Say Street crime & drug dealing declines - Surge in ID theft & CC fraud
39 suspects & rap group indicted

The song, titled "For a Scammer," was rooted in experience, the prosecutors said. Members of the group Pop Out Boyz, and their associates, 39 suspects, have been indicted in Manhattan on grand larceny charges, accused of stealing more than $250,000 worth of luxury goods from Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue over the last year.

The case reflects a broader trend in New York City, the Manhattan district attorney's office said. As street crime and drug dealing have declined over the last two decades, there has been a surge in identity theft and credit card fraud, and these crimes are increasingly being committed by relatively unsophisticated young adults from working-class homes, the police and prosecutors said.

"Credit card fraud in Brooklyn is becoming a big issue," said Capt. Christopher Flanagan, NYPD. "The cards are easier to get now with the development of some of these dark websites, and as one person learns how to commit a fraud, they spread that knowledge to others."

You don't need to be a criminal mastermind to pull this off; it's not that hard to get the numbers," A decade ago, such stolen card information was traded on shadowy forums on the dark web. But the sites have evolved and resemble other online retailers, featuring a shopping cart, customer service and a checkout process.

Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney said one-quarter of the felony prosecutions by his office now involve internet crime or identity theft. nytimes.com

2016 UK Retail Fraud Survey now available
The results of this year's UK Retail Fraud Survey, published by Retail Knowledge and sponsored by WIS International, have now been published. Earlier this year top retailers, with a total turnover of £82.2billion and who between them operate 34,950 stores, were asked for answers to 109 key benchmarking questions.

The full survey is only available to participating retailers, so if you took part make sure to claim your free copy by contacting Steve Simmonds (details below).

If you did not participate, all is not lost. You can still get the executive summary, which provides key benchmarking data free of charge, to use in your business. To obtain the executive summary, call Steve Simmonds from WIS International, proud sponsors of this year's UK Retail Fraud Survey. Steve Simmonds at WIS International
Mobile: 07738 803768, Email address: SSimmonds@wisintl.com  retailrisk.com

Cops Don't Need Warrant For Cell Location, 4th Circ. Finds
Law enforcement officials don't need search warrants to obtain records held by cellphone companies that show users' past physical locations, the full Fourth Circuit ruled Tuesday.

In a 12-3 decision, the majority reasoned that the third-party doctrine applied in the case of two men convicted of armed robberies in Maryland. The men, Aaron Graham and Eric Jordan, had voluntarily turned over the non-content-related location information to a third party, so all that was needed was a court order under the Stored Communications Act rather than a search warrant under the Fourth Amendment, the majority found. Acquiring the court order requires a showing similar to a subpoena - a much lower bar than a search warrant. law360.com

Judge Bars Sales Of Ch. 11 Fresh & Easy Grocery Stores Amid Fraud Claims
Citing a demonstrated risk of fraudulent transfers by a Fresh & Easy LLC affiliate, a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday blocked the failed grocery chain's owners and subsidiaries from selling stores allegedly shifted to an insider-controlled company without compensation in 2014.

Judge Brendan L. Shannon granted the temporary restraining order at the request of Fresh & Easy's Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors after the group filed a proposed bankruptcy court lawsuit seeking the recovery of grocery stores and funds in connection with the earlier transfers.

Spurring the move were committee accusations that YFE Holdings Inc., Fresh Foods LLC, FEFOS LLC and other corporate and individual parties might have played a role in handing 19 stores to FEFOS, without payment, for their own benefit during the company's insolvency.

Among the individuals named in the suit was Ronald W. Burkle, the investor and Democratic activist who is majority owner of YFE, which is in turn sole owner of FEFOS and Fresh & Easy. law360.com

32 Armed Robberies of CVS Stores
Atlanta, GA: High Honors for Officers/ FBI Agents who captured
Serial Robbery suspect

Five local FBI agents and a Cherokee County deputy sheriff were honored in Washington, D.C., for their efforts in arresting an Austell man suspected in more than 30 armed robberies across metro Atlanta, an FBI spokesman said Tuesday. Cherokee Deputy Sheriff Alex Rivera, FBI Senior Special Agent Anthony Smith, and Special Agents Robert McAllister, Chad Fitzgerald, Benni Jonsson and Mike Greene recently received the FBI Shield of Bravery, one of the highest honors the agency grants for courageous acts in the line of duty. Those officials as well as 12 others from the FBI and the Atlanta, Powder Springs and Gwinnett County police departments were involved in the April 4, 2015, arrest of Kelvone Charleston. He was wanted in a string of up to 32 armed robberies of CVS stores and other commercial locations dating back to November 2013. ajc.com

Australian retail giant Cotton On gears up for big California expansion
Cotton On has a hefty global presence, with more than 1,400 stores in 18 countries and 22,000 employees. But it only has 121 stores in the U.S., about 40 of them in Southern California. That will soon change as the company gears up for an expansion that will increase the number of stores in California more than 50% in the next three years. latimes.com

Martin's Super Markets Adopts Food Safety Compliance Solution
Martin's Super Markets has chosen ReposiTrak's Compliance Management and Track & Trace solutions to manage regulatory and business documentation compliance within its supply chain. retailtouchpoints.com

Staples Chairman & CEO to step down after defeat

Five Below to open 85 stores in '16 - One of fastest growing in U.S.

Target to scuttle online pickup

Under Armour will lose $120M in anticipated sales as Sports Authority liquidates

Ahold first quarter beats as sales, margins rise; Delhaize merger 'on track'

 
Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Canada's Indigo Books & Music Q4 superstore comp's up 14.7%, small format comp's up 15.8%, full yr. revenue up 11%
Canada's Reitmans Q1 comp's up 8.8%, sales up .9%
Cracker Barrel Q3 retail comp's up 2.2%, restaurant comp's up 2.3%, sales u 2.4%
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Q1 domestic comp's up 0.7%, sales up 3%
Michael Kors Q4 retail comp's up 0.3%, total revenue up 10.9%, full yr retail comp's down 4.2%, full yr revenue up 7.8%
Ascena Retail Group Q3 total company comp's down 4%, sales - inclusive of ANN - down 4%
     ANN (a) (1)%
     Justice (11)%
     Lane Bryant (1)%
     maurices (6)%
     dressbarn (2)%
     Catherines (8)%



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How Security And IT Teams Can Get Along
Security managers need to change the conversation with IT teams, showing how to secure critical assets without stifling innovation and business processes. You've heard it all before: there's a glaring disconnect between the goals of the information security team and the IT group. But the rapid-fire evolution of both technology and cyberthreats could be just what ultimately unites them.
 
Consider how the IT department must find and deploy technology to enhance communication, drive information-sharing, and support efficient processes so an organization can achieve its goals. So not surprisingly, IT professionals are mainly concerned with availability, ease-of-use, performance, and costs.
 
As today's network borders become more porous, the security team, meanwhile, must monitor activity inside the network for suspicious actions conducted by outside attackers as well as unauthorized actions committed intentionally or unintentionally by internal employees. Disruptive technologies such as cloud computing, mobile, Internet of Things, and social media open up more doors adversaries can use to attack or steal critical assets. darkreading.com

How to craft a security awareness program that works
Organizations struggle with making security awareness training programs that work. One expert says that's because we treat security awareness training as an event rather than a continuous program of education that adapts to the risks employees face.

Effective awareness training should be tailored for a variety of situations and starts with a risk assessment.

"What are your risks? Align your training around those," Conrad says. "You shouldn't give the same training to everyone in your organization. Your executives need certain training that others in the organization may not."

Call center employees may need extra training around social engineering risks, while human resources employees may need particular training about handling personally identifiable information (PII).

Conrad notes that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework is an excellent foundational document with which to start the process.

Once you know what you need to protect and who needs special training to protect it, you need to craft a program of continuous education around it.

It's also essential to treat your security awareness program as a communication exercise - essentially a change management problem. IT and the security function may not have the skills to make that happen, so Conrad suggests partnering with the training organization or the marketing organization to most effectively get the awareness training across. csoonline.com

93% of phishing emails are now ransomware
As of the end of March, 93 percent of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware, according to a report released today by PhishMe. That was up from 56 percent in December, and less than 10 percent every other month of last year.

And the number of phishing emails hit 6.3 million in the first quarter of this year, a 789 percent increase over the last quarter of 2015.

The skyrocketing growth is due to that fact that ransomware is getting easier and easier to send and that it offers a quick and easy return on investment. If you look at the price point of paying the ransom, it is rarely more than 1 or 2 Bitcoin, that's $400 to $800, maybe $1,000 depending on the exchange rate. csoonline.com

Catch insider threats with User Behavior Analytics

Mitigation of malicious insiders requires enabling advanced technologies such as User Behavior Analytics - an emerging technology that could provide data protection and fraud detection capabilities that otherwise would go unnoticed. UBA uses a specialized security analytics algorithms that focuses beyond an initial login and includes tracking every movement of user activities in connection with systems that they use to perform their day-to-day operations and roles.

User behavior analytics technology performs two main functionalities. First, it helps determine a baseline of the normal activities that a user performs, and second, it can quickly identify deviations from the normal behavior that trigger an action for security analysts to conduct investigation. The anomalous or negligent behavior might not be the malicious at first look but requires security analysts to investigate and determine legitimate vs malicious behavior. csoonline.com

SuperValu Seeks To Protect Data Breach MDL Win At 8th Circ.
SuperValu Inc. on Tuesday said that if the Eighth Circuit overturns a Minnesota federal judge's decision to toss multidistrict litigation over data breaches at the supermarket chain for lack of standing, the appellate court should consider instead tossing the action for failure to state a claim. law360.com

LinkedIn, MySpace, and Tumblr all breached - More to come?

No Cybersecurity Exec In Nearly Half Of Companies, Survey Finds
 

 

 


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Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016 


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Instagram Makes E-Commerce Push With New Tools For Businesses
On Tuesday, the Facebook-owned photo-and-video sharing service unveiled new features to make it easier for businesses to analyze and run ad campaigns through its mobile app. The new "Instagram Business Tools" allow companies to view post engagement and performance metrics across all content and to promote posts directly within the mobile app with the goal of reaching more customers.

Similarly, the insights tool, which includes metrics such as impressions, reach, website clicks and data on followers, was launched to meet businesses' need for simple stats about their posts and audience to inform how they run ad campaigns. forbes.com

Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce
Today Salesforce announced that it would spend $2.8 billion to acquire Demandware, a cloud-based provider of e-commerce services to businesses big and small. The deal also will spearhead a new business division: the Salesforce Commerce Cloud. techcrunch.com

SpartanNash hops on the Amazon supply chain bandwagon
Grocery wholesaler SpartanNash has a new account - Amazon.com - that has its management and shareholders pumped up. SpartanNash's share price jumped nearly six percent yesterday as news spread that the company is supplying Amazon in the e-tailer's push to become a major force in the grocery business. According to an earnings call with analysts last week, SpartanNash is currently supplying Amazon with dry and chilled items for its Prime program. Early success with SpartanNash has led Amazon to explore expanding its relationship with the wholesaler for products sold as part of its AmazonFresh initiative, as well. retailwire.com

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: We Should Settle Mars 'Because It's Cool'

 
 

Peabody, MA: Ringleader of credit card fraud scheme held on $100K bail; woman has record of similar crimes dating to '90s
Just months after being released from federal prison and still on probation for her role in a massive credit card fraud ring, a former Peabody woman was back in business, prosecutors say, operating an even more sophisticated scheme. Now, Blandine Joseph, 40, of Brooklyn, New York, is back in custody, facing charges that include leading an organized retail crime enterprise and money laundering. On Friday, a Salem Superior Court judge set bail at $100,000 for Joseph, who was arrested on a warrant following a secret indictment handed up in March that also charges her with credit card fraud and other counts. The scheme, police and prosecutors say, targeted stores and banks all over the Northeast, including some at the Northshore Mall. Joseph and others used real credit and debit card numbers, obtained through a variety of methods, to print real-looking cards they could then swipe through a store's credit card machine to make purchases. But they were also allegedly using their smartphones to make some purchases, using services such as Google Wallet or Apple Pay, with the stolen numbers, prosecutors say. The ring would then re-sell the clothing, gift cards and other items purchased with the fraudulent cards. Police displayed nearly 200 credit cards, many of them with the name "Maria Lopez" on them, others blank.  salemnews.com

Kansas City: Kansas Woman Admits Stealing between $25k to $100k in Merchandise
A suburban Kansas City woman with a history of shoplifting admitted in court Tuesday that she stole tens of thousands of dollars of clothing and merchandise she was peddling out of her nearly $1 million home. Kelli Bauer, 46 and of Overland Park, Kansas, pleaded guilty in Johnson County to a felony theft count that alleged she stole between $25,000 and $100,000. Bauer also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor theft counts. Sentencing for Bauer, who has been under house arrest as a condition of bond, is scheduled for July 20. Bauer was charged last year after police found stolen merchandise in her home during a search prompted by her Facebook posting for the private sale of more than 1,000 pieces of "high-end" women's clothing. Bauer showed undercover officers clothes - many with tags still on them - hanging on a rack and folded on a bed in an upstairs bedroom, according to court records. Bauer told the officers that she was selling the items because she was a "compulsive shopper" and had lost weight, the court documents said. The officers bought several items, including what Bauer said was a fake Louis Vuitton bag for $50. abcnews.go.com

Rocky Mount, NC: Kmart Employee busted for theft of over $22,000 of jewelry and assorted items
A Rocky Mount Kmart employee has been charged in connection with more than $22,000 in losses of store merchandise over a roughly 10-month period. Sergeant McNeal Cooper, 20, was arrested and charged with one count of felony larceny by employee. Cooper has been accused of stealing over $21,000 of jewelry and assorted items including clothing, drinks and a cell phone and accessories. Rocky Mount police report the total amount of losses at $22,090.83. Police were contacted Sunday by loss prevention officers at Kmart about an employee they suspected of a series of multiple thefts of items from the store since September 2015. rockymounttelegram.com

Mayflower, AR: Lumber One Home Improvement employee busted in $40,000 forgery and theft case
Mayflower Detectives are calling it one of the biggest forgery cases they've ever handled. Tens of thousands of dollars swindled from local business Lumber One Home Improvement, allegedly at the hands of one of its employees. Investigator Gene Chase with Mayflower Police says he's never handled a forgery and theft case of this magnitude, and said it was overwhelming with Lumber One first handed over the stacks of fraudulent receipts. Looking through, he could tell the numbers weren't adding up. The invoices and work orders were proof that at least $40,000 in cash and flooring materials had been stolen from one of Mayflower's biggest businesses, through labor and billing discrepancies. Detective Chase says it was pretty obvious someone was pocketing the excess. arkansasmatters.com

Clinton, CT: (UPDATE) Police Seek Accomplices in Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Store Theft
Clinton Police are investigating a case of organized retail theft that occurred between January and March 2016 at the Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets. According to police an employee was working in conjunction with four to five others posing as customers. The group stole $11,000 worth of merchandise. The employee was employed by the store as a cashier and would void large transactions and then place the merchandise from the voided transactions in customer's bags and allow them to leave. The employee has admitted to the scam but has declined to name her accomplices. zip06.com

Boardman, OH: Cricket Wireless employee is considered a person of interest in connection with a theft of $2,700 worth of phones from the store's kiosk at the Southern Park Mall
That's the same employee who, after viewing security video, told police that he recognized two of three men who broke into display cases last week and helped themselves to fourteen phones. Boardman Police say they'll compare notes with Niles Detectives who are investigating a similar theft on May 16, when 32 phones were taken from the Cricket Wireless store at the Eastwood Mall. wfmj.com

Port Angeles, WA: Woman charged with 2nd Degree Organized Retail Theft and forgery in $1,100 Credit Card case
A 22-year-old Port Angeles woman was arrested Sunday for investigation of theft and other crimes for allegedly running up charges on a credit card that did not belong to her. The alleged victim told Sequim police that she likely dropped her wallet in the J.C. Penney parking lot April 29. The woman learned that her Walmart Mastercard had been used fraudulently 13 times at six Sequim locations on or about April 29. The fraudulent charges added up to $1,157.35, police said. peninsuladailynews.com

 

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Shootings and Deaths

Appleton, WI: Police Officer shot, bystander wounded and a Shoplifter with history of mental illness takes his own life
Appleton Police said Marcus Felton attacked police officer Stephanie Wiener about 12:15 a.m. Saturday after she identified him as a suspect in the theft of cigarettes from two convenience stores. They "fought violently for control of her firearm," Police Chief Todd Thomas said Saturday, before Felton took the officer's handgun, shot her in the hip and fired additional shots toward two men who stopped to help her, hitting one of them. Felton then shot himself in the head and died at the scene. Wiener and Maltbey (the bystander) underwent surgery for their wounds and are recovering. fox11online.com

Concord, NC: Concord-Overstock.com Security Guards shots and kills
Robbery Suspect

A man accused of trying to rob a Concord business Tuesday night was shot and killed, police say. Police said a two men tried to rob the ConcordOverStock.com store on 360 Union Cemetery Road around 10:30 p.m. As the two suspects entered the establishment, one suspect was shot by an armed security guard working at the time. Upon arriving on scene, officers found one individual dead from apparent gunshot wounds. After conducting several interviews on scene, it was determined that the man was one of two suspects that attempted to rob the business. Both suspects were armed during the attempted robbery, according to police. The second suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers and his identity remains unknown. wcnc.com

Phoenix, AZ: Armed man killed by Police; banging on doors and windows at a Strip Center


Robberies and Thefts

San Jose, CA: HP Foods employee assaulted during violent Armed Robbery
San Jose Police are searching for a pair of brazen robbers armed with an Uzi-type submachine gun accused of robbing a wholesale food supply store on 3rd street in San Jose. Surveillance video shows the robbers getting out of a silver Acura. One suspect is seen armed with a long barreled Uzi-type submachine gun and the second suspect is masked. Chaos erupts as the first suspect allegedly hits an HP Foods employee in the face. Surveillance video then shows him grabbing a fistful of cash as the woman slumps over in her seat. abc7news.com

New Orleans, LA: Mom helps Police nab her son for Armed Robbery
New Orleans police on Tuesday arrested 20-year-old Daniel Means who is accused of robbing Brother's Food Mart twice in one night. Investigators credit the suspect's mother for the quick arrest. ksla.com

New Orleans, LA: After violent weekend, Memorial Day ends with shootings, robberies in New Orleans
Three armed robberies, a burglary and a fatal shooting were reported on Memorial Day and during the early-morning hours on Tuesday, the New Orleans Police Department said. wdsu.com


DuBois, PA: JCPenney Cash Office Employee arrested for $5,000 cash theft Christine M. Skaggs was charged with 21 counts of theft by unlawful taking as a result of her actions April 9 through Oct. 11 while she was employed by JCPenney at the DuBois Mall. Skaggs was suspected because she worked in the cash office and the shortages occurred during her shifts. gantdaily.com


Skimming Alert

Columbus, IN: Indiana State Police announce a skimming device was found on the pumps
of Circle K




Ameristop Food Mart - Fairborn, OH- Aggravated Robbery/ 13 yr old arrested
Arden Hills Tobacco - Arden Hills, MN - Burglary
Chevron - Orlando, FL - Shooting
Cobble Ponds Gulf - Malta, NY - Robbery
Dollar General - Smithsburg, MD - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Johnstown, PA - Armed Robbery/ 3 plead guilty
Dollar General - Gadsden, AL - Robbery
Dollar General - Knoxville, TN - Armed Robbery/ arrested in 1 hour
Dollar General - Bedias, TX - Armed Robbery
Dollar Tree - Wichita, KS - Robbery
Don's Valley Market - Rapid City, SD - Robbery
Family Dollar - Wichita, KS - Robbery
Getty Mart - Reading, PA - Shooting/ 1 dead 1 injured
Jiffy Food - Easton, CA - Armed Robbery
Liberty - Hagerstown, MD - Robbery
Markland Dam Shell - Switzerland County, IN - Robbery
Mexicali's Civic Center - El Centro, CA - Burglary
Mickey Fine Pharmacy - Beverly Hills, CA - Burglary
MotoMart - Appleton, WI - Robbery
Oasis Stop 'N Go - Twin Falls, ID - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy 90210 - Beverly Hills, CA - Burglary
Plaid Pantry - Portland, OR - Robbery
Shore Stop - Felton, DE - Robbery
Stop n Go - Manchester, NH - Robbery/ turned himself in
Turkey Hill - Lancaster, PA - Armed Robbery/ felon could get life
Walgreens - Austin, TX - Armed Robbery



 


 
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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. 

Director of Loss Prevention
Rocky Mount, NC

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Regional Loss Prevention Director
Denver, CO

CarMax is looking for a Regional Loss Prevention Director (RLPD) to lead and direct all asset protection operations in our new Denver Region. The RLPD is directly responsible for all facets of CarMax's LP program in the region, including: Developing and driving CarMax's LP strategy in conjunction with the rest of the LP team...

 

Regional Loss Prevention Director
Baltimore, MD

CarMax is looking for a Regional Loss Prevention Director (RLPD) to lead and direct all asset protection operations in our new Baltimore Region. The RLPD is directly responsible for all facets of CarMax's LP program in the region, including: Developing and driving CarMax's LP strategy in conjunction with the rest of the LP team... 
Sr. Mgr, Safety & Retail (Non-Industrial)
Jacksonville, FL
The Sr. Manager, Safety & Retail Environmental Health (Non-Industrial) is responsible for developing, implementing and managing comprehensive safety programs designed to minimize the frequency and severity of accidents, while complying with applicable regulatory requirements...
  Asset Protection Specialist
South Carolina
The specialist, asset protection, will oversee the protection of company assets within an assigned group of stores. This position will execute the asset protection program designed to minimize inventory shrink, workers compensation claims, general liability claims, cash loss and bad checks...

Loss Prevention Specialist
Riverside, CA
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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