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ALL-TAG Announces Release of Q-Tag® - A New Higher ROI Hard Tag
ALL-TAG, an American manufacturer of RF Labels, and a leading supplier of AM Anti-theft Security Tags, Security Labels, and other loss prevention products, recently launched a new product: Q-Tag. Q-Tag will deliver a higher ROI than any other EAS hard Tag on the market.

"The Q-Tag is an EAS and RFID solution that combines high security, versatility, efficiency, safety, and marketing/promotion," commented ALL-TAG's Vice President of Sales, Andy Gilbert. prweb.com

Target Fires Security Guard After Black Customer Says She Was Racially Profiled, Forced to Remove Clothing to Prove Innocence
Target fired an employee at a Michigan store on Monday, two weeks after a black customer was falsely accused of stealing a bikini and then forced to remove her clothing to prove her innocence, according to her attorney. The development was the latest in a string of discriminatory practices that have dogged the retailer.

Ashanae Davis, 20, was exiting the Southfield, Michigan, store on May 22 when a Target security guard confronted her and claimed that she was wearing a stolen bikini bottom underneath her clothes, Davis' attorney, Jasmine Rand, said Monday. A second guard then handcuffed her and dragged her through the store, yelling that she had stolen the bikini, Rand said.

The officers took her to a room. Once inside, a female manager was called in, and Davis was instructed to lift up her shirt and pull down her pants in front of the manager and the two male officers.

Davis said she felt "humiliated and forced" by the Target employees.

"Initially, I was in shock. I couldn't believe what was going on," Davis, who lives nearby in the Detroit area, told NBC News. "I was scared - afraid of what was going to happen next."

Davis and Rand held a press conference on Monday morning in Detroit in which they detailed the incident, adding that Target had not responded to their calls. Hours later, Target announced that it had fired one worker.

"We want everyone who shops at Target to feel welcomed and respected and take any allegations of mistreatment seriously," Target said in a statement. "We're sorry for the actions of our former team member, who created an experience we don't want any guest to have at Target. Upon reviewing our team's actions, we terminated the team member who was directly involved."

The statement added that the retailer would be addressing the matter with the security team for the store.

The manager is white, as is one of the security guards, Davis' attorney said. The other guard, who is black, hinted after Davis was allowed to leave that what had happened to her was not unusual.

"The African-American employee apologized to her and said, 'This happens all the time,' and he was afraid he would lose his job" if he didn't participate, Rand said. "The other two did not apologize at all." nbcnews.com

Security Guard's Licenses Revoked for Felony Expunged Nearly 30 Years Ago
A long-time security guard for the Little Rock School District is out of a job and without his security license. He says it's all because of a crime he committed nearly 30 years ago that was taken off his record. The security guard pled guilty to a felony in 1992. After being on probation for about five years, the judge cleared his record. Since then, he says, he's never been in trouble with the law again. Bert Gatlin says he's worked as a security guard at the Little Rock School District for 22 years. fox16.com

SOS Security Acquires Chicago-based Premier and Apex3 Security
SOS Security, LLC, the nation's fifth largest provider of security personnel, has acquired Chicago-based Premier and Apex3 Security. For almost 40 years, Premier and Apex3 Security have provided dynamic security solutions to their clients in the greater Chicago area. Their focus on quality, accountability, technology and officer training has led to double-digit growth for more than six years. With a team of more than 1,300 employees serving high-profile commercial, healthcare, residential, retail and educational clients, Premier and Apex3 Security will continue to operate as sister companies under the SOS Security brand. virtual-strategy.com

5 Ways HR in Canada Is Different
HR professionals on both sides of the border deal with similar issues, but a closer look reveals five key differences between the U.S. and Canada. Work cultures aren't quite the same. In general, Canadian workers have more workplace rights and job protections under the law.

1. Termination of Employment Employers in Canada, unlike in the U.S., do not practice at-will employment. That's one of the biggest differences between the laws of the two countries.

In Canada, every employment relationship is governed by an agreement that grants employees rights regarding termination. For example, "Canadian employers must always provide notice or pay ... if they wish to cancel that contract―or, in other words, fire someone."

The main exception is just cause for termination, which generally refers to firing someone for serious misconduct, incompetence or willful disobedience. "But that is a very high and difficult threshold to meet in Canada," and when employees are let go, severance packages are often much more generous than they are in the United States.

2. Parental Benefits Canadian parents receive more-generous leave by law than their U.S. neighbors.

3. Marijuana Legalization In the U.S., states have taken the lead on regulating the substance. In Canada, federal legislation will make cannabis legal across the country sometime between August and September 2018. But how that translates into specific workplace rules will vary from province to province.

4. Sexual Harassment and #MeToo Across Canada, federal human rights legislation has protected against sexual orientation and gender discrimination for years, Pau says. Harassment tends to be covered in provincial occupational health and safety laws, adding a layer of protection for workers and obligations on employers.

5. Minimum Wage British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario have mandated increases in the minimum wage in recent years-providing a case study in how such legislation can affect businesses. One unfortunate consequence of the resulting higher labor costs is an increase in the number of terminations and staff reductions at small and midsize businesses. shrm.org

Toys "R" Us workers take pay demands to Wall Street
Should deep-pocketed investors and corporate executives profit as a company goes bankrupt? That's what workers laid off by Toys "R" Us are asking as they demand compensation following the retailer's demise earlier this year.

Toys "R" Us gave out millions in executive bonuses a week before filing bankruptcy, but isn't paying severance to the roughly 30,000 employers who are losing their jobs as the company shuts down.

In a campaign supported by the advocacy groups Center for Popular Democracy and the Organization United for Respect, dozens of Toys "R" Us workers on Monday took their demands for severance payments to the New York offices of the private-equity firms they claim are responsible for the chain's undoing.

Current and former Toys "R" Us employees are also readying a claim to file in bankruptcy court this week asking that they receive fair compensation, according to labor advocates in involved in the campaign. cbsnews.com

Walmart, Target, Kohl's see the light at the end of Toys R Us' tunnel
Retailers are already preparing for the disappearance of Toys R Us from the market. Since the toy retailer filed for bankruptcy last fall, media and analysts have speculated on who might grab Toys R Us' market share should it close stores or fail altogether. Now many are making plans to push deeper into the category as the 70-year-old toy retailer winds down.

Walmart, which is often credited with being among Toys R Us' killers, said last week it plans to expand toy offerings. Target, which added 1,400 toys to its offering in 2017, is also beefing up the category in stores. Kohl's has company in the department store space. J.C. Penney - whose catalogs used to be filled with toys - has also expanded assortment. retaildive.com

Walmart order-by-text service could be
next stage of omnichannel retail and e-commerce

Walmart unveiled plans for their new delivery service, Jetblack, which will allow some of their customers to order goods from their website by way of text messages. The initiative, spearheaded by Rent the Runway co-founder Jenny Fleiss, has started serving people in New York City and will soon expand nationwide.

Walmart created Jetblack within their Store No. 8 technology incubator, believing it to be a step forward in their battle to retake control of the market against Amazon. Users will be able to shop on Walmart.com and other websites, text Jetblack with specific orders, and receive other recommendations before ordering it with same-day delivery. techrepublic.com

RILA Announces First-Ever (R)Tech Global Retail Challenge
Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America's largest and most innovative retail brands, announced its first-ever (R)Tech Global Retail Challenge in partnership with the Bensadoun School of Retail Management at McGill University. The case competition will ask students around the world to develop creative ideas for reshaping retail in the circular economy. The Challenge has attracted two great sponsors: VF Corporation and Canadian Tire Corporation. The competition will culminate with a world-class final event in Montreal hosted by McGill University in November. rila.org

Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Dead in Apartment in Apparent Suicide

Howard Schultz to Step Down as Starbucks Executive Chairman

Hudson's Bay to close Lord & Taylor's flagship NYC store

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   DSG (Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters) down 0.6%
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ascena retail group Q3 comp's down 3%, net sales down 4%
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   LOFT down 1%
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Security Fail?
One in three companies think paying hackers is worth the risk

For some organisations it seems splashing out on cyber security products or training is viewed as investing in something which might actually never be needed, so some are choosing to invest elsewhere.

Decision makers at organisations around the world were asked if they would consider paying a ransom by a hacker rather than invest in security because it's cheaper.

Just over a third (35 percent) of US firms said they'd consider taking this action, while the country with the fewest number of organisations which would consider paying a ransom to hackers is the UK -- although one in five still represents a significant proportion. zdnet.com

What does a ransomware attack cost? Beware the hidden expenses
Not surprisingly, industry estimates relating to ransomware damages have soared recently. Cybersecurity Ventures, which pegged ransomware costs at $325 million in 2015, last year estimated damages at $5 billion in 2017 and predicted it would exceed $11.5 billion in 2019.

For security executives trying to prepare a total ransomware cost estimate, the key is not to get fixated on the ransom amount itself. Even if you end up paying it to recover your data - something that most security analysts advocate against - the actual costs of the attack in most cases will end up being greater.

"Data loss and loss of productivity are two of the biggest ransomware-related issues that executives need to proactively plan for,"
says Gary Mello, security evangelist, SentinelOne. "Projecting the overall cost of an attack needs to include loss and destruction of data, downtime and loss of productivity, and the potential for post-attack disruption to the normal course of business." csoonline.com

Cloud functions present new security challenges
Serverless apps are deployed over a cloud platform and are designed to use only the amount of computing resources needed to carry out a task. They come into play when needed, and then go away when the task completes. This is great if you're looking to maximize performance and minimize overhead in a cloud environment. Because they are small, fast and have short lifespans, however, serverless apps pose challenges to security teams.

The cybersecurity industry is still trying to come to grips with containers, those small, easy-to-deploy, pre-built little bundles of applications. Since many containers can run in a single virtual machine, each isolated from the rest, they are cheaper and more flexible than previous application deployment options. csoonline.com

U.S. Sen. Warner: Mandatory Standards Critical for IoT Security
Following the release of a report to President Trump on the increasing threat of botnets, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Thursday that the government is not doing enough to force the private sector to build better security into Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The botnet report called for the establishment of security baselines for IoT devices in both commercial and government environments, similar to the type of standards Warner has been advocating for in legislation he introduced in the Senate last August with Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.

Their bill calls for "minimal cybersecurity operational standards for Internet-connected devices purchased by Federal agencies."

A draft of new legislation in the House also calls for an in-depth study into the IoT marketplace in order to coordinate the appropriate regulatory framework for the burgeoning industry.

Warner, co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, said the report is further evidence that Congress needs to move quickly to make that bill law. meritalk.com

US Authorities to Open Criminal Investigation into Bitcoin Price Manipulations
The Justice Department has opened a criminal test into whether dealers are controlling the cost of Bitcoin and other digital monetary standards, significantly tightening up U.S. investigation of scorching markets that commentators say are overflowing with unfortunate behavior, as per four individuals acquainted with the issue.

The examination is centered around unlawful practices that can impact costs - for example, ridiculing, or flooding the market with counterfeit requests to trap different products into purchasing or offering, said the general population, who requested that they should not be recognized in light of the fact that the survey is private. hibusiness.ca

Survey: Most professionals don't have experience using blockchain, but many see its potential

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What Are Podcasts and Why Should You Care?

64% of the US population is familiar with the term "podcasting," and about 44% have listened to a podcast at least once. Podcasts are a type of radio show made available on the Internet for listening or downloading to a computer or mobile device. They are typically available as a series which can be received by subscribers automatically. Podcasts are available on just about any topic, and some even include video. They are a great way to keep up with a topic while traveling.


Face Recognition Offers Retailers a Fast and Dramatic ROI

Organized retail crime costs the retail industry $30 billion each year, and the D&D Daily just released figures showing that retail deaths are up 12% year-over-year. Loss prevention professionals work extremely hard to keep stores safe, but it's clear that the status quo isn't enough to stop ORC.

Face recognition offers the ability to prevent crimes before they occur, offering the fastest and most dramatic return on investment (ROI) of any retail security technology available. This 2-minute video shows how FaceFirst reduces external shrink by up to 34%, in-store violence by 91% and offers typical retailers a full return on their investment in less than one year.

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Retail chains post impressive e‑commerce growth in this week's earnings news
A number of retail chains reported strong e-commerce growth this week, helping them post revenue increases as store sales slump.

DSW didn't break out exact e-commerce revenues, but chief financial officer Jared Poff said on the company earnings call that orders placed online and via a mobile device increased by more than a third year over year for its first fiscal quarter ended May 5. Total comparable sales were up 2.2% overall.

Express Inc. (No. 97) reported a 35% increase in e-commerce sales for the first quarter. Online sales accounted for 28% of total revenue, or about $134.2 million, during the quarter, up from 21% of total revenue, or about $99.6, million during the same period last year.

E-commerce sales at Ulta Beauty were up 48% year over year to $154.4 million during the first quarter. Online sales now represent 10% of the retailer's total $1.54 billion in overall sales. Comparable retail store sales increased 4.7% during the same period last year and overall comparable sales (including stores open at least 14 months and e-commerce sales) were up 8.1%.

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (No. 90) posted a 60% year-over-year increase in first quarter comparable sales through its direct-to-consumer channel, which is mostly online sales, while comparable store sales rose 8%. Total comparable sales were up 20% with a net revenue of $649.7 million.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (No. 69) announced a 14% increase year over year in direct-to-consumer sales, which include e-commerce transactions, during the first quarter. The direct channel generated $200.7 million in sales, or about 27% of the apparel retailer's total sales of $730.9 million.

Dick's Sporting Goods (No. 54) online sales increased 24% year over year during the first quarter to $210.1 million. That's now 11% of total sales, compared with 9% during the same period last year. Comparable same-store sales dipped 0.9%, but overall the retailer reported a 4.6% total revenue increase to $1.91 billion.

Costco Wholesale Corp. (No. 12) boosted e-commerce sales by 36.8% year over year for its 2018 fiscal third quarter ending May 13. Profits are down with a gross margin of 11.1% compared with 11.5% during the same period last year. Total comparable sales were up 12.1% to $32.4 billion.

Hibbet Sports Inc. reported that online sales now make up 7% of overall sales or $19.2 million. Overall expenses hit 22.5% of net sales, compared with 21.2% last year. Comparable store sales were down 0.3%, with net sales across stores and e-commerce totaling $274.7 million. digitalcommerce360.com

Amazon needs to get a handle on its counterfeit problem
'Fulfilled by Amazon' should be a badge of trust, not a legal loophole

Legally, Amazon isn't responsible for third-party counterfeits, as its Fulfilled by Amazon service acts as a shield against liability. With FBA, Amazon takes care of the entire transaction between sellers and customers. It stores, ships and processes payments, but the only thing it doesn't do is claim to be the owner -- and that's what keeps it from being held accountable.

The Counterfeit Report (TCR), an advocacy group that works with brands to detect fake goods, has found around 58,000 counterfeit products on Amazon since May 2016. That's a small slice of the 560 million items on the site, but even a single counterfeit is probably too many for most customers. Craig Crosby, TCR's publisher and CEO, said that as Amazon's sales keeps increasing, so does the fake-goods problem. All told, the group managed to have 35,000 items taken down, but TCR says that the total number of fakes on Amazon could be much higher than 58,000, since that accounts for only brands it represents.

Although Amazon is not be liable for the sale of counterfeits on its marketplace, thanks to its FBA program, that may not be the case for long. Mark Schonfeld, a partner at law firm Burns & Levinson LLP, in Boston, who focuses on intellectual property cases, said that Amazon has been able to shield itself because when it started its business, it acted only as an intermediary between buyer and seller. But that's clearly changed in the past few years as Amazon has taken on the approach of being more of a direct seller, be it through its own sales or those that are Fulfilled by Amazon. engadget.com

Alibaba prepares for next wave of e-commerce with 100 billion yuan investment into smart logistics

Kount, Mobile Payments Today seek input from online retailers for fraud survey

Neiman Marcus' mobile site speed slows from URL redirects


Muncie, IN: Three sentenced in $1.2M Amazon return scheme;
stole over 2,700 items

Three people have been sentenced in a fraud investigation involving more than $1 million worth of Amazon merchandise. Erin and Leah Finan, plead guilty to federal mail fraud and money laundering charges and were sentenced to 71 and 68 months respectively. Danijel Glumac, pleaded guilty to money laundering and fencing items, and was sentenced to two years. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said the Finans and Glumac stole and sold more than 2,700 electronics items such as GoPro digital cameras, Xbox's, Samsung smartwatches, and Microsoft Surface tablets. "For the Finans, fraud had become a way of life. Their Amazon scheme was their "job." It involved placing thousands of Amazon orders, creating hundreds of false identities, retrieving their stolen goods from retail shipping stores all over Indiana, and selling them to their fence, Glumac, on a near-daily basis." Their theft included more than $1.2 million in stolen products and they made more than $750,000 by selling those products over a two-year period. theindychannel.com

Gillette, WY: Woman gets probation in $10,000 theft, Kleptomania term paper defense fails
A 24-year-old Wyoming college student who claimed she stole more than $10,000 in store merchandise as research for a term paper on kleptomania has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation. Lydia Marie Cormaney was sentenced last week after she pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of felony shoplifting and two counts of misdemeanor shoplifting. Cormaney was arrested at Walmart in June 2017 with a cart full of nearly $2,000 in unpaid items. At the time, the Gillette College student told officers she was working on a paper on the emotions people with kleptomania experience. When officers discovered she was only enrolled in a biology class, she was arrested. chron.com

Burley, ID: Stokes Market employee charged with theft of nearly $9k in merchandise
A Burley store employee, who police said stole thousands of dollars in tools and other items from the store, is charged with grand theft and burglary. Michael L. Thompson, 37, was arrested on May 31 after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with merchandise that had been stolen from Stokes Market in 2016. Detectives said Thompson was a lead employee on the store's freight crew and was stealing tools and other items from the store. The store recovered $8,835.95 in merchandise with the help of another employee but said other items remain missing. A female employee, who was dating Thompson, said he told her never to look in a locked room at his home. When they were having a barbecue and he was downstairs, she took a peek inside the room and discovered it was full of merchandise that belonged to her employer. magicvalley.com

Chubbuck, ID: Couple accused of stealing FedEx packages from their own delivery vehicles
A boyfriend and girlfriend have been accused of stealing numerous packages while working for FedEx to support their heroin addiction. Authorities said various items of merchandise that were reported stolen were found in the possession of Nelson and Wheeler, and it was later discovered that Nelson and Wheeler sold some stolen merchandise to several local pawn shops. idahostatejournal.com

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Shootings & Deaths

New Iberia, LA: Jeanerette man identified as victim in fatal parking lot shooting at McDonald's
One person is in custody following a fatal shooting Monday evening at the McDonalds's on Admiral Doyle Drive in New Iberia. Major Wendell Raborn said that another suspect is being sought at this time. Raborn said detectives were in the area at the time that shots rang out and were on scene in less than a minute and captured one of the suspects as he was running away. Police have identified the victim as a 20 year old Levonne Johnson of Jeanerette. katc.com

Robberies & Thefts

Tucson, AZ: Armed Robber in SWAT standoff arrested inside a Mattress store
A Midtown Tucson street was shut down for hours Monday after a possible armed robbery and standoff. At about 8:20 a.m., Tucson Police say they got a call from Just Right Mattress Outlet, saying there was a burglar inside. They said they had video surveillance telling them where he was and what he was doing. Police said they saw what appeared to be a rifle and called in the SWAT team and bomb squad. For hours, the hostage team used a bullhorn to try to get him to come out. They told him they were monitoring his movements even the fact that he had fallen through the ceiling. SWAT officers entered the mattress store and a nearby locksmith business and after hours of negotiating the suspect came out. kvoa.com

Santa Barbara, CA: Multiple Armed Robbers storm into Trader Joe's
Police are investigating a reported armed robbery involving multiple suspects that occurred at the Trader Joe's grocery store on N. Milpas Street late Sunday night. Police said the suspects used rifles and held the store employees at gunpoint, after which, the robbers drove away from the scene with an unknown amount of money. The crime happened after the store's closure at about 10:30 p.m. No customers were inside the store at the time. The employees did not suffer any injuries in the crime. keyt.com

Glen Ellyn, IL: Former Illinois lawmaker pleads guilty in shoplifting case
Former state Rep. Sandra Pihos of Glen Ellyn entered the plea Monday. Her sentence includes 50 hours of community service and a year of court supervision. Authorities say she stole nearly $600 in women's clothes from Von Maur in Lombard's Yorktown Shopping Center before trying to return the stolen items for cash or store credit on the same day. sfchronicle.com

UK: London: Regent Street jewelers Watches of Switzerland raided by moped gang of six men armed with knives as public wrestle suspect to ground
The Metropolitan Police confirmed that one man had been arrested in relation to the raid. It is the third time in four months the jewelers has been targeted by moped thugs. thesun.co.uk

Portsmouth, VA: Police seeking suspect in several Walgreens and Rite Aid Armed Robberies

Intrigue Jewelers in Auburn, Alabama reported a Smash & Grab Robbery on 6/4

Tupelo, MS: Police Department needs your help identifying the Armed Robber of the Journey store inside Barnes Crossing Mall

JB Robinson in the Centre at Salisbury, Salisbury, MD reported a Grab & Run on 6/2, item valued at $2,799

Kay Jewelers in the Capitola Mall, Capitola, CA reported a Grab & Run on 6/2, item valued at $1,899

Kay Jewelers in the Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, NY reported a Theft on 6/2, items valued at $57,000

Kay Jewelers in the St. John's Town Center, Jacksonville, FL reported a Grab & Run on 6/3, items valued at $3,568

Kay Jewelers in the Winslow Bay Commons, Mooresville, NC reported a Grab & Run on 6/4, item valued at $4,299

Peoples Jewellers in the Promenade Mall, Thornhill, ON, CN reported a Grab & Run on 6/1, item valued at $1,699

Piercing Pagoda in the Square One Mall, Saugus, MA reported an Attempted Burglary on 6/4, no loss reported

Zales in the Memorial City Shopping Center, Houston, TX reported a Grab & Run on 5/29, item valued at $5,379

Zales in the Irving Mall, Irving TX reported a Grab & Run on 6/1, Item valued at $6,119

UK: Loughborough, England: Professional burglars use duvet cover to steal $3,200 of perfume from Boots

Skimming Thefts

Clarksburg, WV: Five Florida residents face charges in multi-state gas station skimming operation
Five Florida residents pleaded guilty Monday to using gas station skimmers to steal money across four states, including West Virginia. Each of the suspects admitted to using skimming devices at gas pumps, uploading account information, and creating fake cards with those accounts to make purchases at different businesses. Gomez, Sosa, and Diaz each face up to up to 7 1/2 years in prison and fine of up to $125,000 for the conspiracy count, and up to 10 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine for the access device count. wdtv.com

Sentencings & Charges

Camden County, NJ: Two Camden men get prison for 7-Eleven robberies; charged with eight robberies in 2014

Buffalo, NY: Man got 13 years in prison for a week-long string of C-store Robberies earlier this year


AT&T - Clearwater, FL - Robbery
C-Store - Ocala, FL - Robbery
C-Store - Charlottesville, VA - Robbery
C-Store - Chattanooga, TN - Robbery
C- Store - Bakersfield, CA - Robbery
Dollar General - Ocala, FL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - New Port Richey, FL - Robbery
Dollar General - Youngstown, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar Tree - Ocala, FL - Robbery
Family Dollar - Batavia Township, OH - Robbery
Hardware Store - New Hanover County, NC - Burglary
Jewelry store - Auburn, AL - Robbery
Journey - Tupelo, MS - Armed Robbery
Little Caesars - Montgomery, AL - Armed Robbery
Mattress store - Tucson, AZ - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Baton Rouge, LA - Burglary
Restaurant - Waynesboro, VA - Armed Robbery / Shooting - Manager wounded
Roses Discount Store - Columbus, OH - Robbery
Supply Company - Gainesville, FL - Burglary
Tractor Supply - Salina, KS - Burglary
Trader Joe's - Santa Barbara, CA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Milwaukee, WI - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Longmont, CO - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
19 robberies
4 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings




None to report.

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Protects company assets and increases profitability through the analysis, response and management of various data across a broad spectrum of internal financial and technology resources such as Exception Reporting, Sales Audit, FP&A, IT and Loss Prevention. The Loss Prevention Business Analyst works cross-functionally in a dynamic, fast paced and demanding environment providing critical guidance to the organization's asset protection and profit improvement initiatives...

Field Loss Prevention Manager
Philadelphia, PA

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

● Manages Loss Prevention initiatives and programs on facility levels which may include a combination of locations within a geographical area; travel required...

Senior Manager, Asset Protection Field Operations
Kent, WA

PLEASE NOTE: This position can be located anywhere in the US near a hub
The Senior Manager Asset Protection Field Operations is responsible for the leadership, oversight and support of the comprehensive asset protection strategy, function(s) and team(s), within REI Stores to drive business objectives and strategies while protecting the co-op's assets...

Manager, Asset Protection Operations
Kent, WA

The Manager, Asset Protection Operations is responsible for the leadership, oversight and support of the comprehensive asset protection strategy, function(s) and team(s), within headquarters, supply chain and "experiences" (adventures, classes, events etc.) to drive REI's business objectives and strategies while protecting the co-op's assets...

Senior Asset Protection Specialist
Santa Monica, CA

This job contributes to REI's success by mitigating and reducing shrink (including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and products in a specified retail store...

Senior Asset Protection Specialist - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

This job contributes to REI's success by mitigating and reducing shrink (including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and products in a specified retail store...

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