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Perry Resnick named Director, Loss Prevention for Boot Barn

Perry was previously the Division Vice President - Asset Protection for REI for over four years before taking this new role. He's held a variety of senior level leadership positions in the loss prevention industry including Vice President, Field Loss Prevention and Safety for OfficeMax, VP, Loss Prevention Europe for Thorn EMI, Director Loss Prevention for Thorn Americas d.b.a Rent-A-Center, Director of Loss Prevention for Brookstone Company, Director of Loss Prevention and Assistant Director of Security for May Department Stores Co. Congratulations Perry!

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Heroic Southwest Airlines Pilot to Deliver
Keynote Address at NRF PROTECT

The Southwest Airlines Pilot, Captain Tammie Jo Shults, who safely landed a plane after one of its engines exploded will deliver an opening keynote address during NRF PROTECT next week in Dallas. The former Navy Pilot made headlines due to her steady handling of Southwest Airlines flight 1380 emergency landing.

Shults will address "Leading in Uncertain Times" on Tuesday, the second day of three-day conference, which will also feature educational sessions and provide a forum for loss prevention executives to identify solutions to industry security challenges and explore the latest cutting-edge technologies.

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NRF/University of Florida Survey Says Retail 'Shrink' Decreased to $46.8 Billion in 2017

Shoplifting is the top source of losses for the fourth year in a row

WASHINGTON - Thefts, fraud and losses from other retail "shrink" decreased to $46.8 billion in 2017 from $48.9 billion the year before as shoplifting and organized retail crime continued to be the leading causes, according to the annual National Retail Security Survey released today by the National Retail Federation and the University of Florida.

"Retailers are making progress in combating criminal activity, but there are still many challenges," NRF Vice President of Loss Prevention Bob Moraca said. "Whether the threat is coming from cybersecurity, organized retail crime or employee theft, the job for retail security teams continues to become more difficult every day, especially when resources and staff are limited."

According to the report, shrink averaged 1.33 percent of sales, down from 1.44 percent the year before. A total of 59 percent of retailers surveyed said shrink was flat or decreasing, up from 51 percent. Only 41 percent said shrink was growing, down from 49 percent. Shoplifting and organized retail crime were the most frequent causes, accounting for 36 percent of losses, followed by internal employee theft (33 percent), administrative paperwork errors (19 percent) and vendor fraud or mistake (6 percent).

The most substantial losses per incident came from retail robberies, at an average $4,237.02 each (down from $5,309.72 the year before), followed by employee theft at $1,203.16 (down from $1,922.80) and shoplifting/ORC at $559 (down from $798.48).

For the first time in the survey, retailers were asked about their role in combating cybercrime. Two-thirds of LP executives said they meet at least quarterly with IT/cybersecurity counterparts to discuss potential threats, and 86 percent said their companies have a cybersecurity incident response plan in place.

"Cybersecurity concerns are top-of-mind for retailers today as criminals continue to become more sophisticated in this area," said Richard Hollinger, a veteran University of Florida criminology professor and the lead author of the report. "This is a growing threat that will require more resources going forward. Retail executives need to invest more in loss prevention to reduce these losses to their bottom line."

The survey of 63 loss prevention and asset protection professionals from a variety of retail sectors was conducted March 14 to April 13. The study is a partnership between Hollinger and NRF and sponsored by The Retail Equation. nrf.com

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Zellman Group to Auction Memorabilia at NRF PROTECT Booth #1103
Supporting National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Join The Zellman Group at NRF Protect in booth 1103 and help raise money to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). This will be the 5th consecutive year that The Zellman Group held this event where 100% of ALL money bid goes directly to the charity. This year we will have the following items available:

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Transforming LP From Cost Center to Profit Driver

By Johnny Custer, CFI
CIO - Chief Implementation Officer
Spark Resultants

Those of us that have had the privilege of working in retail loss prevention for a number of years have seen a clear evolution in the industry's perception of our purpose. The perception has shifted from us being thought of as the "cops" of the store; to being full business partners with valuable insights on how to best protect assets without impeding sales or customer experience.

The one thing that hasn't changed though... we are still seen as a cost center. A necessary cost, but a cost nonetheless. And as the trouble continues for brick and mortar locations across the retail space - many of us have fallen victim to what happens when a company needs to cut "costs". On the other hand, we don't often hear about a company cutting programs that are considered "profit centers" though, do we?

Tackling data continues to be a daunting task - not just with LP, but with retail in general. Exception based reporting was a great way to take "big" data and shrink it into smaller digestible pieces. But we, as an industry, are getting smarter; and we demand MORE from our data. More than the limited scope and false positives we have been forced to live with up to this point. We need to know exactly what stores our team needs to focus on and we need to know exactly what issues they need to focus on when they get there. We need to know what people are driving these issues; and we need to be able to focus on the trends and detailed information contained within transactions, inventory adjustments, deliveries, price changes, and/or invoices (etc.). Read More Here

Retailers (including Amazon) Crack Down on Return Fraud
Over the past four months, Amazon has started cracking down on what it perceives as an excessive number of returns. As first reported by The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is closing the accounts of some shoppers for returning too many items, although customers are not always given a reason for their banishment. Several shoppers have expressed their displeasure on Twitter and Facebook.

When Amazon started banning customers because of return abuse, some analysts predicted that brick-and-mortar retailers would benefit. However, that does not seem to be the case. At brick-and-mortar stores, shoplifting accounted for 68.3 percent of return fraud in 2017, according to the National Retail Federation.

Thus physical stores are also making their return policies stricter. Chains such as Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Home Depot, J.C. Penney, Sephora, and Victoria's Secret use Appriss Retail, which offers a SaaS solution for loss prevention. Thirty-nine of the top 100 U.S. retailers use the service.

Appriss Retail's software flags behaviors such as too many returns in a certain period and returns without receipts. If a pattern of behavior is judged to be fraudulent according to the algorithm, shoppers could be banned.

Retailers are also imposing limits on the monetary amount of merchandise customers can return. Each retailer can set parameters. practicalecommerce.com

Abuse is daily reality for female garment workers for Gap and H&M, says report
Pressure to meet fast fashion deadlines is leading to women working in Asian factories supplying Gap and H&M being sexually and physically abused, according to unions and rights groups.

More than 540 workers at factories that supply the two retailers have described incidents of threats and abuse, according to two separate reports published last week by Global Labour Justice on gender-based violence in Gap and H&M's garment supply chains.

The reports claim that these allegations, recorded between January and May this year in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, are a direct result of pressure for quick turnarounds and low overheads. theguardian.com

Mental Health is a Retail Management Issue
The news yesterday that Kate Spade, the designer famous for starting the luxury handbag brand that carried her name, died of an apparent suicide has shocked many within the industry. In taking her own life, Ms. Spade's act reflects government figures that show a growing number of Americans committing suicide in recent years.

The retailing and consumer brand industries are a reflection of the society they serve with workers coming from all walks of life. Depression and suicide, as Ms. Spade's suicide illustrates, is not just reserved for those at the bottom of the economic ladder.

It is important to understand that suicides are frequently tied to depression. While many find it difficult to talk about mental health, it is important for companies and their managers to openly address the issue with employees to help remove the stigma associated with getting help.

Even companies that do not offer mental health coverage can play a role in suicide prevention. According to a Quartz article, the key to preventing suicide is to talk about it. There are a variety of free resources that people can access, including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Crisis Text Line. retailwire.com

Orlando, FL: Officers cited for bravery at annual LEO Awards sponsored by ASIS
The awards were given May 24 during the 2018 LEO Awards event hosted by the Orlando Chapter of American Society for Industrial Security International (ASIS). The ASIS Foundation is dedicated to supporting their members, their profession and their communities. With the support of ASIS International, member and chapter donations and corporate support, the Foundation is able to invest in elevating security practice through scholarship, research and service. dailycommercial.com

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Hudson's Bay to close up to 10 Lord & Taylor stores

UPS Has 260,000 Union Workers and They've Just Authorized a Strike

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Former Best Buy CISO on Diversity, Art of Thinking Differently Together

As Malcolm Forbes once said, "diversity [is] the art of thinking independently together." This powerful message is paralleled in the thoughtful responses I received during my conversation with Deb Dixson, former senior vice president of information security and risk at Best Buy. Her background and breadth of experience speak to the importance of diversity and inclusion, not just in gender and culture, but also in thought and experience.

Q: Tell me how you have you seen these non-traditional technology employees impact the dynamics of the security team?

A: The more diverse your team can be, the more welcoming it is to individuals who are underserved or underrepresented. This is important for several reasons. Having people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives makes it easier to continue the forward momentum and uncovers answers to questions that might be missed if the room was filled with people who have the same background and thought patterns. As you tackle things like vulnerability management or handling a security incident, the more perspectives you can bring in, the bigger opportunity you have to approach things differently.

Think about the challenge of reaching and educating the population that doesn't think security is important. How do you get them to care? Why do they do what they do? You need teachers. You need people with a psychology background. It requires innovation to build an effective approach. This shift in dynamics helps teams look at problems from a different angle, which is exactly what this industry needs.

Q: That seems straightforward, and yet we still see a lack of diversity within the cybersecurity industry. How do you think organizations can address the challenge of attracting and retaining talent and improve the gap and drive more candidates to the field?

A: There are a couple of things we need to do. No matter the organization or the industry, it starts with looking at how job descriptions are written. Even if they are technically correct, they may exclude or discourage people with non-traditional backgrounds, different cultures or ethnic backgrounds from applying. People write themselves off if the words within the description don't resonate with them. There is a psychology behind these incremental changes and it's important to think about the way your organization is positioning roles that need to be filled. Relook at the places you recruit from, is there an unconscious bias playing out that doesn't produce a diverse pool of candidates to pick from. r-cisc.org

The Breach Disclosure Double Standard
Cybersecurity pros expect to be notified immediately when they're breached, but most don't do the same - and some even cover up breaches.

Conducted across the IT security community convened at RSA Conference earlier this spring, the survey shows that 84% of respondents say they want to be notified immediately if a company they've worked with has experienced a breach. Yet at the same time, just 37% of these people say they would extend the same courtesy of notifying customers expeditiously in the event that their firms were breached.

A big part of this may well be that companies don't have the capability for swift disclosure due to insufficient preparation on the incident response front. Only a little over half of the respondents say they have a tested incident response plan in place, while just one in five say they've prepared a contact list and communications plan to manage an incident. What's more, just one in ten organizations say they have a public relations and legal team prepped and ready to manage security incident communications should they be breached. darkreading.com

McDonald's to add self-order kiosks to 1,000 stores each quarter
McDonald's will upgrade 1,000 stores with kiosk and mobile order technology every quarter for the next eight to nine quarters. International markets like Canada, Australia and the U.K. are already fully integrated with kiosk service and mobile ordering. McDonald's has also been exploring delivery in the U.S. in an attempt to meet customer demand and changes in how consumers want to get their food. cnbc.com

Startup is Uber-izing c-stores
A new startup, Cargo, is working with ride-sharing services, such as Singapore-based Grab (an Uber competitor), to stock employees' cars with a selection of snacks, drinks and other grab-and-go items typically found at gas station c-stores. Grab drivers can reportedly make up to $200 extra per month selling snacks and possibly handing out free manufacturer samples, such as beauty products. wired.com

CrowdStrike to Pay Up to $1 Million Warranty If Its Clients Suffer a Data Breach

Ransomware Attacks Topped List of Cyber Insurance Claims

Researcher Finds Credentials for 92 Million Users of DNA Testing Firm MyHeritage

Cybercriminals phish Booking.com customers after possibly breaching partner hotels


"Here to Play, Here to Stay"
Toys 'R' Us Canada Completes Sale and Looks Toward the Future

As the remains of Toys "R" Us continue to be sold off for scrap here in the U.S., our neighbors to the north have a much brighter picture... the sale of Toys "R" Us Canada to Fairfax Holdings Limited. The sale keeps the iconic Toys "R" Us brand alive in Canada, along with Geoffrey the Giraffe and Babies "R" Us. TRU Canada is now an entirely Canadian-owned and operated business employing more than 4,000 Canadians as the only exclusive coast-to-coast business with over 80 locations dedicated to kids and babies.

In a statement sent out this evening, Melanie Teed-Murch, President of Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us Canada said: "As Canada's leading toy and baby retailer, we are thrilled to be part of the Fairfax family and to now operate as a reinvigorated company that is 100% Canadian."

This summer, Toys "R" Us will be moving full steam ahead in getting the message to Canadians that the company is "here to play, here to stay!" therockfather.com

$4 billion boost in retail sales?
Two-thirds of current pot users in Canada switch to legal retailers

Canadians who currently use cannabis expect to buy nearly two-thirds of their pot from legal retailers once recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada, a new survey suggests. Moreover, respondents to the survey say they expect to buy cannabis more often and are prepared to pay more for the legal product, generating up to $4.34 billion in total sales next year.

The Trudeau government intends to have retail sales of cannabis up and running by late summer, assuming the legalization bill is passed by the Senate in a vote scheduled for June 7.

Overall, the survey suggests 63 per cent of respondents expect to move from illegal suppliers to legal retailers. That includes 47 per cent of frequent users and 69 per cent of periodic users. ctvnews.ca

Indigo Books and Music finds cyberattacks "more difficult to detect"
Cyber threats are becoming "more difficult to detect," a major Canadian retailer suggested Tuesday. Indigo Books and Music Inc., whose holdings include the Chapters and Coles book chains, "may be required to expend significant additional resources" to protect against threats such as cyberterrorism, phishing and computer viruses, the firm said Tuesday in its management discussion and analysis of its financial results for the year ending March 31. The threat is large enough that many retailers mention such risks in their security filings. canadianunderwriter.ca

Crime prevention seminar coming to Toronto
Given a recent uptick in jewellery-related crime in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA), Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group, and Toronto Police Service are making plans to help jewellers defend their businesses.

The three groups will host a seminar called 'Hardening the Target' in Toronto on July 10, discussing armed robbery, breaking and entering, and distraction theft as well as new technology criminals might be using. Attendees will hear from experts in both retail loss prevention and law enforcement. jewellerybusiness.com

Store Openings in Canada
South Hill Home Opens Large New Furniture Showroom in Toronto
Sneaker Concept GRAIL Launches 1st Location in Canada
Sugarfina Opens 2nd Canadian Store
Marshalls Is Opening a New Store in Fredericton
Jimmy Choo Opens 1st Standalone Vancouver Store
Links of London Continues Canadian Expansion with Multiple Standalone Store Openings

Consumers will feel effects of U.S. tariffs instantly: London Chamber of Commerce

Rue La La to acquire Gilt from Hudson's Bay

Reitmans reports $3.2 million net loss; sales steady despite store closures

Fines kick in for Montreal merchants who give thin plastic bags

Tim Hortons to pilot all-day breakfast amid tensions with franchisees, customers

(Update) Edmonton, ON: Man charged in robbery ordered extradited to U.S. on terrorism charges
An Alberta judge has granted an extradition order for a man facing terrorism charges in the United States after he allegedly helped pay for his relatives to travel to Syria. Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi, 33, is accused of being part of a January 2014 jewelry store robbery in Edmonton to fund the Syrian trips. Officials allege Abdullahi conspired with Douglas McCain, the first known American who died fighting for the Islamic State, and others in the U.S. and Canada "to provide support to terrorists engaged in violent activities in Syria." It alleges Abdullahi robbed the Edmonton jewelry store to finance the travel of McCain and others, then wired the money. ctvnews.ca

London, ON: Police discover explosive device, lay more charges against Westmount Mall shooting suspect
A 33-year-old man who already has 46 charges against his name, now faces additional charges after London police say they discovered an explosive device inside his home. On April 7, officers searched the home of the suspect named in two parking lot shootings earlier this year. They say members of their explosive disposal unit were called in to examine and remove an explosive device from the home, before destroying it. Masic was previously charged in relation to a shooting in the parking lot of Westmount Mall on Feb. 10 and a shooting in the parking lot of a public park near Viscount and Wonderland roads on March 29. globalnews.ca

Calgary, AB: 'Stabbing attack' near Chinook Centre injures three people
According to CPS officials, the victims were found near Chinook Centre in the 6400 block of Macleod Trail Southwest. One of the stabbing victims was found in the mall's parkade, a second victim was found in a surface parking lot and a third victim was found in an area north of the mall. One woman was taken into police custody shortly after 9:00 p.m. ctvnews.ca

(Update) Toronto, ON: Police call tech CEO's slaying an 'unprovoked attack'

North Bay, ON: Potential witness sought in $100K tractor trailer theft

Barrie, ON: Police looking for suspect in convenience store theft

Robberies and Burglaries

Undisclosed business - Orillia, ON -  Armed Robbery
Undisclosed business - Shellbrook, SK - Armed Robbery


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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2018 Mobile Survey Shows Complacency Still Looms
as Mobile Commerce Fraud Continues to Grow

Merchants of all sizes have rushed to embrace mobile to extend their reach, maintain a constant awareness within their customer base and support a frictionless customer experience.

This has placed a significant burden on risk and fraud teams to balance protecting the merchant account while catering to the individual consumer experience. If the decision policies are weak, the merchant is exposed to increased fraudulent activity, excessive chargebacks and manual reviews. Policies that are too strict chase away customers and revenue. Merchants want the confidence to approve, decline or require additional insight for every transaction, in real-time, with a very high degree of accuracy.

The soon to be released 2018 Mobile Payments and Fraud Report by Kount surveyed nearly 600 merchants and clearly identified areas lacking adequate measures addressing mobile fraud. Some highlights of the survey include:

1. For the third consecutive year, merchants are showing signs of complacency and regression in terms of capabilities and the level of importance they place on the mobile channel and managing mobile fraud risk.
This has continued even though mobile channel fraud has continued to increase over the same three-year time frame.

2. Approximately 35 percent of merchants still do not track mobile fraud or do not know whether mobile fraud attempts increased or decreased from last year.

3. The share of merchants who say that the mobile channel requires specialized tools for risk management is at the lowest recorded level in all six years of this study.

4. Only half of merchants believe the mobile channel requires additional or specialized tools, compared to between two-thirds and three-quarters of merchants in each of the past studies. cardnotpresent.com

eBay Touts Role in Creating Jobs, Helping US Economy
eBay published data today to show its contributions to the US economy, touting its role in helping to create jobs. The missive from Dan Tarman, Chief Communications Officer, eBay, comes as the company fights a public relations and legislative battle over online sales tax collection that it says if changed by the Supreme Court or Congress, could become onerous for its sellers.

eBay said the 6 million individuals and businesses that sell on its marketplace are responsible for creating over 690,000 jobs. ecommercebytes.com

Visa Outage Hits Europe, Online Transactions Fared Better than Chip
Just as the work week was winding down in Europe on Friday, many Visa cardholders across the continent were unable to use their cards. At the height of the outage, reports indicated that
online and contactless transactions were going through at a higher rate than chip transactions, though they were still affected. The company confirmed the outage on Friday and pointed to a hardware failure, rather than unauthorized access or a cyberattack, as the source of the problem. By 4:30 a.m. on Saturday in the U.K., Visa said its payment system was up and operating at full capacity. cardnotpresent.com

IKEA Cancels Planned Stores Amid Focus On eCommerce

HBO Sues Online Custom Products Seller for Bogus 'Game of Thrones' Apparel

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Seattle, WA: Five indicted for $800,000 fraud involving Target gift cards
Gift cards from Target are at the center of a complex fraud scheme that spanned several states, according to prosecutors, but was committed by people from Western Washington. Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney's Office indicted five people who they said used gift cards to steal nearly $800,000, both from Target, as well as an untold number of customers. Investigators said Jeffery Mann would use Target's own customer service system to check the balances left on each card. They said Mann and his crew then used those cards to make thousands of dollars-worth of purchases, stealing $785,000 in the process. Mann remains in custody, as do two alleged accomplices. Police said two other members of this alleged ring are still being sought. komonews.com

Detroit, MI: 5 men wanted in connection with 25 smash-and-grab robberies throughout Detroit; thieves smashed through walls
Detroit police are searching for five men in connection with 25 smash-and-grab robberies through the city, authorities announced. Since Jan. 12, police said five men have broken into Detroit stores 25 times. clickondetroit.com

Clifton Park, NY: Two women stole $1,300 of merchandise from JC Penney and Boscov's
Troopers were called to the Clifton Park Boscov's Monday for a report of a theft in progress. The store's asset protection employees confronted the two women, who fled. The employees, however, relayed information on the get-away car to state police and troopers soon spotted them and pulled them over. In addition to the unrestrained children, troopers also spotted in plain view jewelry, clothing and other items taken from the store valued at $1,345, they said. Troopers also found other items believed to have been taken from the Clifton Park JCPenney. dailygazette.com

Baton Rouge, LA: Police seek 3 suspects in $1,000 theft from Circle K

Paducah, KY: Gun and Military store operator arrested on $600 theft charges

Pleasant Prairie, WI : 3 Men and a teenager arrested at Target for electronics theft; suspects believed hit same store last week for $400 in merchandise

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Shootings & Deaths

St Louis, MO: 'That's pre-meditated murder;' family of man shot by Papa John's employee speaks
The family of a man shot and killed by a Papa John's employee in South City said they can't understand why the employee didn't wait for police instead of pulling the trigger. The family of Ollice Upchurch said they still trying to make sense of what happened. Police said Upchurch threw a concrete chunk into the door of a Papa John's location in South City. The employee, who said he feared for his life, left the store, came back and shot Upchurch. kmov.com

Orange County, FL: Man killed in the parking lot of Circle K in Pine Hills

Robberies & Thefts

Wilmington, NC: Police looking for suspect involved in Armed Robbery at Kohl's
Police are looking for the suspect of an armed robbery at Kohl's Department Store on Old Eastwood Road. Monday at 9:20 a.m., officers responded to an armed robbery call in which the suspect had made it to the parking lot with stolen merchandise. The police report states that when the suspect was approached by Kohl's loss prevention officer in the parking lot, the suspect threatened the loss prevention officer with an orange box cutter. The suspect then dropped the merchandise and fled the parking lot on a bike. There were no injuries. portcitydaily.com

Detroit, MI: Liquor stores besieged by robbers on Detroit's east side; Business owners said police don't do enough about robberies
Detroit liquor store owners said their pleas for protection are falling on deaf ears, and a string of robberies won't stop. Most of the robberies follow the same pattern: Thieves slam through the wall with a truck and help themselves to everything inside. It's a disturbing trend for business owners and police officers, and now, the question is whether it's the same crew, or the new norm for store break-ins. There have been five crash-and-grabs in Detroit over the past three weeks, and there's no sign they will let up. The fifth incident happened Monday morning on Gratiot Avenue. clickondetroit.com

Edgecombe County, Deputies catch man accused of stabbing C-store owner with butcher knife in robbery

Baton Rouge, LA: Waffle House Armed Robber Arrested; tied to multiple crimes

Corpus Christi, TX: Man threatens McDonald's customers with knife, eats their food

Kay Jewelers in the Tanger Outlet Center, Rehoboth Beach, DE reported a Grab & Run on 6/5, item valued at $2,149

Kay Jewelers in the Westgate Mall, Spartanburg, SC reported a Distraction Theft on 6/5, item valued at $5,999

Zales in the Fairway Plaza, Pasadena, TX reported a Grab & Run on 6/2, item valued at $5,999

Zales in the Seminole Town Center, Sanford, FL reported a Grab & Run on 6/4, item valued at $13,899

Piercing Pagoda in the Woodland Hills Mall, Tulsa, OK reported a Grab & Run on 6/2, items valued at $1,139

Piercing Pagoda in the Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH reported a Grab & Run on 6/5, items valued at $1,898

Fire & Arson

Redlands, CA: Fire breaks out at Amazon Fulfillment Center; no injuries
At about 9 p.m Tuesday night, authorities from Loma Linda and San Bernardino responded to a commercial structure fire. Fire crews found smoke coming from the roof area and upon making entry to the facility, fire was discovered in the center of the building originating on the roof from a solar panel, according to Redlands Fire Department. Firefighters were able to save significant product inside the building through aggressive firefighting tactics and salvage efforts. The fire was knocked down and no injuries were reported in the incident. abc7.com

Sentencings & Charges

Hartford, CT: 'Beefcake Bandit' sentenced to 7 years in prison for Robbery spree
A romance novel cover model from California dubbed the "beefcake bandit" who pleaded guilty to robberies in Connecticut has been sentenced to prison. David Byers, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of interference of commerce by robbery last November, while admitting a crime spree last spring that included five robberies and a high-speed escape from law enforcement. greenwichtimes.com

Grand Rapids, MI: Suspect in Gas Station clerk's killing to undergo Competency Exam in unrelated shooting

Mattoon, IL: Man admits stealing $3,800 of merchandise from Walmart; 2 years probation, restitution and 9 weekends in jail

Beaver, PA: Tobacco Store thief steals $7,000 of merchandise, sentenced to 3 1/2 years in jail


AT&T - Anaheim, CA - Burglary
C-Store - New Orleans, LA - Robbery
Computer Store - Ballwin, MO - Burglary
Dollar General - Oklahoma City, OK - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Norfolk, VA - Robbery
Gas Station - Pittsburgh, PA - Robbery
Grocery - West Terre Haute, IN - Robbery
Grocery - Edgecombe County, NC - Armed Robbery / Owner stabbed
Kum & Go - Jonesboro, AR - Armed Robbery
Liquor store - Detroit, MI - Burglary
Little Caesars - Montgomery, AL - Armed Robbery
Pet Store - Sacramento, CA - Robbery
Restaurant (Five Guys) - Wayne, PA - Burglary
Rite Aid - Xenia, OH - Robbery
Truck Repair shop - Kingsport, TN - Burglary
Yogurt shop - Wayne, PA - Burglary
7-Eleven - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Alamo, CA- Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
12 robberies
6 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings




None to report.

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The purpose of this job is to develop and implement programs and activities for the Loss Prevention department, to include inventory control and shrinkage protection, investigations, safety and health, and bad debt...

Fulfillment Center Asset Protection Manager
Atlanta, GA

Manages and coordinates Loss Prevention and Safety Programs intended to protect Staples assets and ensure a safe work environment within a major NAD Fulfillment Center, a Retail Distribution Center or a combination of Staples locations...

Loss Prevention Analyst
New York, NY

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...

Loss Prevention Analyst
Richmond, VA

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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