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John Goolsby promoted to Sr. Director, Global Security and Asset Protection
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John was previously the Global Director of Asset Protection for Anixter since October of 2015. Prior to joining Anixter, John held various asset protection leadership positions including Director of AP-Power Solutions, Sr. Manager LP - Electrical and Plumbing/HVAC, Multi-Divisional LP Manager and Territory Investigations and LP Leader for HD Supply, Regional AP Manager for Hughes Supply, Regional LP Manager for belk, and Regional and District LP Manager for Kmart. Congratulations John!

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The New Sensormatic Global Retail Shrink Index Revisited
Tyco CCO Tony D'Onofrio shares two key findings

With the USA NRF Loss Prevention Trade Event taking place this week, it is time to revisit the new Sensormatic Global Retail Shrink Index published earlier this year. Covering 14 countries representing 73% of global GDP and 80% of global retail sales, it is the authoritative document on worldwide loss prevention trends.

In 2017-2018, the cost of retail shrinkage was $99.56 billion for the countries surveyed. This post focuses on my two favorite charts from the entire study.

Highest Shrink Rates Across Verticals and Countries 2017-2018
Below chart summarizes the highest shrink by verticals by country. The gold medal goes to China in Drugstores, silver to Mexico in Office Equipment, and bronze to Italy in Home & Gardens stores.

Top LP Raw Data Cited by Respondents for Data Mining to Reduce Shrink
Below is a very important chart of the raw data that current loss preventions programs leverage to reduce shrink.

Point of sale being number one was not a surprise. Lots of advanced solutions are already in the market deployed by most retailers. Most of the others were not revolutionary in nature. Almost all look like basics and reflect extensive potential upside in developing raw data for retailers to leverage to reduce shrink. A few new technologies that will eventually be on this list include social media, video analytics, and GPS tracking solutions.

North America individuals can download the 2018 Sensormatic Retail Shrink Index here.

Read Tony's full blog post here

FaceFirst Launches Fraud-IQ to Solve $9.6B Retail Return Fraud Problem with Facial Recognition
Face recognition company FaceFirst announced the release today of Fraud-IQ, the first facial recognition product built specifically to combat retail return fraud. Using face recognition surveillance, Fraud-IQ provides brick-and-mortar stores with an added layer of intelligence that helps them better assess whether returns are fraudulent. facefirst.com

FaceFirst Launches Sentinel-IQ, an Advanced Facial Recognition Platform to Combat Shoplifting and Retail Violence
FaceFirst, the leading provider of face recognition solutions for retail, today announced the release of Sentinel-IQ, a next-generation face recognition surveillance platform designed with retail customers in mind. Sentinel-IQ utilizes a new proprietary algorithm that offers exponential increases in speed and accuracy to identify shoplifters and violent criminals. The new cloud-based platform features 20x more scalability than previous packages, eliminating the need for in-store servers and making deployment far faster and more cost effective. facefirst.com

More racial bias in Philly?
Lowe's checks receipts in 'inner city' but not in nearby 'white, suburban' town

One day after Will Mega was told at a West Philadelphia Lowe's on May 27 that attendants check the receipts of all exiting customers from stores in high crime areas, Mega asked a cashier why he was not similarly checked while leaving a store in mostly white, suburban Havertown.

"'No, I just waited on you,'" Mega, the Dean of Students at the Sankofa Freedom Academy in Kensington, recalled her saying. "'This is the 'white hood,' and we don't do that here.'"

One day earlier, while leaving the store located in the 1500 block of N. 50th Street, Mega used the camera on his phone to record that store's manager say to him, after being told to produce a receipt, that this does not happen in all stores, and that he was being stopped in the West Philadelphia store because it was a "Class Six store, sir. It's a high theft store, essentially."

An African-American employee is seen in the video nodding her head in agreement with the manager and saying the store is "an inner-city store." Mega, who filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, is seen on video asking the man identified as the store manager to show him the policy.

The man then says, "I don't necessarily know if we have a policy. Do we even have a policy?" thecourierexpress.com

Melon salmonella outbreak affects Walmart, Costco, Kroger and more
Dozens of people sickened, including 30+ hospitalized
Could still be on store shelves in eight states

A salmonella outbreak that sickened dozens of people last month has been linked to pre-cut melons from a food distributor in Indianapolis, spurring a recall of products in eight states.

Packages of fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and mixed fruit have been recalled in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. An investigation is underway to see if other products or states were affected.

So far, 60 people have been sickened by the outbreak - 32 were in Michigan - and at least 31 people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. No deaths have been reported.

"Because it is possible that products shipped between April 17 and June 7, 2018, could still be on store shelves, this recall extends to both retailers and consumers," the company said.

The affected products were in clear plastic containers and distributed to stores including Walmart, Costco, Kroger, Walgreens and Trader Joe's. nytimes.com

Indianapolis, IN: Neighbors asking CEO of Dollar General to increase Security at Indy's northeast side; Employee murdered during robbery in May
People who live near a Dollar General store where an employee was murdered last month are asking the company's CEO to increase security. Brian Eure, 41, was shot and killed during a robbery on May 27 at the Dollar General. No arrests have been made. The neighborhood organization sent a letter to the CEO of Dollar General. "I'd love to hear back from them and to ask them what they're gonna do. We'd hate for them to blow us off. I know we're little and they're big," said Diehr. Among other things, the letter said, "We would appreciate hearing the actions Dollar General is planning to implement to increase store safety for employees and our community." theindychannel.com

Whole Foods foot traffic up in each quarter since Amazon acquisition
Competitors ramping up countermoves

Amazon's year-old acquisition of Whole Foods is prompting the food industry to retool how it sells fresh food to consumers. The e-commerce giant agreed to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. last June for roughly $13.5 billion and closed the deal in August.

Whole Foods' foot traffic has increased roughly 3% year over year in each of the quarters since Amazon bought the chain. That came after two straight years of stagnating sales at the chain before the deal.

Grocery chains have accelerated planned investments in online delivery and pickup services, in some cases bumping plans ahead to two- to three-year timelines instead of five to seven years. Dozens of supermarkets have struck deals with Instacart Inc., an online grocery-delivery service that has expanded to more than 200 retailers from 30 before Amazon's deal. wsj.com

Does Amazon Have the Solution for Retail's Return Problem?
Fraudulent returns cost retailers an average of $10 billion to $17 billion per year in the U.S. That can be a scary number for anyone, especially independent retailers who may not have a large safety net to fall back on when problems arise. Many large retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon have been tracking the returns that customers make and a little red flag pops up under their name when they make frequent returns. Now, Amazon is taking matters into their own hands and is banning customers over frequent returns.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon has been reportedly revoking Prime memberships and banning shoppers on its website who return too many orders or return items for reasons deemed unacceptable. Returns are expensive for retailers since most of the time the product comes back damaged or opened and it represents lost inventory and extra staff time. A line has to be drawn somewhere, and Amazon is enforcing this new tactic to make it clear to consumers that there are policies that govern returns to avoid fraudulent activity. independentretailer.com

Amazon's convoys reduce highway robbery in Valley of Mexico; Security strategy employs convoys, escort vehicle
Trucks transporting goods for e-commerce giant Amazon used to be a frequent target for thieves in the greater Mexico City metropolitan area, where the company has two distribution centers. But thanks to the implementation of a successful anti-robbery strategy, Amazon hasn't suffered any holdups on the roads during the past three months.

Since January, trucks leaving the company's warehouses in Cuatitlán Izcalli, México state, have traveled in convoy, while security vehicles also accompany the trucks during times when robberies have been shown to be more frequent. Amazon has also increased its cooperation with security authorities.

Consequently, robberies gradually became less frequent before stopping altogether. The Director of Loss Prevention at Amazon México said that the introduction of the new security strategy followed a meeting between directors of several other companies that were also suffering losses due to highway robbery. mexiconewsdaily.com

Amazon expands Whole Foods Prime discounts to 10 states

UK's Poundworld becomes latest retail failure
More than 5,000 jobs at risk
Poundworld today became the latest retail casualty on the British high street as it called in administrators, putting 5,100 jobs at risk. The budget retailer has appointed Deloitte to handle an administration after last-ditch rescue talks with R Capital broke down over the weekend.

Poundworld, which is owned by TPG Capital, has 335 stores. Its collapse comes after both Toys R Us and Maplin fell into administration earlier this year. Deloitte will try to find a buyer for the business, and has said there are no redundancies or store closures at this time. rte.ie

Kmart to lay off 85 workers when West Babylon store closes

Sears to lay off 68 employees at soon-to-close Peabody store

J.Crew closes Paris shop to focus on opening in department stores

UK: House of Fraser's survival bid creates anger and fear; cull of stores infuriates landlords and alarms retail consultants

7 Bay Area Restaurants Ordered To Pay $10M For Wage Violations
The state Labor Commissioner's Office has issued citations in excess of $10 million to seven Bay Area restaurants for alleged wage theft violations, according to the Department of Industrial Relations. The violations include allegedly failing to pay minimum wage, overtime and premiums for split shifts. cbslocal.com

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NRF/University of Florida Survey Says Retail 'Shrink' Decreased to $46.8 Billion in 2017
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). Download the full study here and read more at nrf.com

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Cryptocurrency Theft Hits $1.1B in Last 6 Months
A total of $1.1 billion in cryptocurrency was stolen over the past six months, with criminals increasingly using the dark web to facilitate theft on a large scale, according to a new report. Cybersecurity company Carbon Black said data from the FBI's Internet Crime Center showed the volume of cryptocurrency theft was almost equal to the $1.3 billion in victim losses from internet crime reported for all of 2016.

The report suggests much of the theft is being perpetrated through dark web marketplaces that offer malware for cybercriminals to use. These malware offerings have an average listing price of $224 and are geared toward unsophisticated users.

According to Carbon Black, there are now an estimated 12,000 marketplaces and 34,000 offerings related to cryptotheft for hackers to choose from, representing a $6.7 million illicit economy.

As CNBC reports, the price of bitcoin skyrocketed more than 1,300% last year as new buyers flooded the market. But unlike banks, CNBC noted, "cryptocurrency is typically not protected or insured by a third party, which first-time investors might not know."  Cryptocurrency exchanges were the most vulnerable target for cybercriminals, accounting for just over 27% of attacks. cfo.com

CIOs ramp up cybersecurity spending, says global survey
Almost a quarter (23%) more CIOs than in 2017 are prioritizing improvements in cybersecurity as cybercrime threats reach an all-time high, according to new research.

The global study, which was conducted between 20 December 2017 and 3 April 2018, also indicated that managing operational risk and compliance has become an increased priority (up 12%) for IT leaders representing all industries.

They said that data trust and privacy threats continue to hold the attention of CIOs, but while measures to improve data security are underway within companies and through legislation such as GDPR - which was introduced on 25 May - 38% of those surveyed in April expected they would not be GDPR compliant at the deadline.

Additionally, 77% of IT leaders are 'most concerned' about the threat of organised cybercrime, up from 71% last year. Just 22% suggested they are well prepared for a cyber attack. essentialretail.com

Whitepaper: An Inside Look at Online Carding Courses for Cybercriminals
As customers spend more and more money online each year, the opportunities for fraud increase in parallel; experts project a loss of $24 billion to payment card fraud by the end of 2018. Payment card fraudsters rely on a sophisticated ecosystem and support network that provides a wide range of credit card details, fraud tools and online tutorials.

This whitepaper lifts the lid on e-learning credit card fraud courses. These programs coach aspiring criminals to make $12,000 in monthly earnings and point to the increased sophistication of the professional cybercriminal ecosystem as fraudsters seek to up-skill themselves. Think: High-paying job with a degree in cybercrime and membership to Bad Actor Fraternity from Fraudster University. bankinfosecurity.com

H&M tests voice-activated, facial recognition mirrors at NYC flagship
H&M has recently set up "Voice Interactive Mirrors" at its New York City flagship store in Times Square that "wake up" through facial recognition when someone looks at it long enough. H&M is also employing big data and artificial intelligence to customize the merchandising mix of individual stores, in an effort to reduce the massive inventory pile-up that forced markdowns and plagued its first-quarter profits. retaildive.com

How IoT ( Internet of Things) is changing the future of the retail industry
According to a study, about 77% of the retailers agree that IoT has helped them to serve their customers better, whereas the same number of early movers in retail believes that IoT has increased the level of cooperation with their partners to deliver quality products. techtarget.com


True Stories of Face Recognition and Retail Crime

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The second episode of FaceFirst's true retail crime series reveals the true story of a notorious retail thief that switched tags between expensive and inexpensive items and then used self-scan machines to steal expensive items. Retail shrink is a $46 billion problem each year, with self-scan fraud accounting for $14 billion in annual losses.

In the latest episode of FaceFirst's True Stories of Face Recognition and Retail Crime series, you'll see how face recognition helped loss prevention pros apprehend this notorious retail criminal. And you'll see how some of the world's major retailers are using face recognition to reduce external shrink by up to 34%.

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Winners in Traditional Retailing Are Also Winning Online
Macy's and Kohl's are fighting back against Amazon, while Sears and J.C. Penney fall farther behind

When investors were betting that Amazon would crush every traditional retailer, it didn't matter how their online sales were doing. Now, a clear gap has emerged between stores with solid e-commerce operations and those without.

At the far ends of each group are Macy's, which continues to beat analyst expectations, and Sears, whose tailspin appears to be accelerating.

Over the last 10 months,
Sears's e-commerce sales were just 17% of Macy's and Kohl's, according to a report by Edison Trends, even though Sears's overall revenue was roughly two-thirds that of Macy's and about 10% less than Kohl's.

Among a crop of five retailers analyzed by Edison Trends, including Sears, Kmart, Kohl's, Macy's, and J.C. Penney,
Macy's has seen the strongest online growth in 2018, climbing 28% in monthly order volume since January. Meanwhile, Sears's online order volume fell 25% from January to May. wsj.com

Survey: Consumer trust may be Amazon's true competitive advantage
67% of Amazon customers trust the company to protect their privacy and personal data

According to a newly released NPR/Marist poll, 92 percent of US online shoppers have used Amazon to buy something. And nearly 70 percent of Prime subscribers shop Amazon at least monthly.

But more significantly, Amazon has the confidence of almost 70 percent (67 percent) of its customers, who say they trust the company to protect their personal data. The survey of just over 1,000 adults was conducted in late April and early May through telephone interviews. searchengineland.com

Amazon still dominates e-commerce, but others have room to grow
E-commerce is taking a bigger share of retail sales - about 13% last year - but Amazon continues to take a larger cut of that share for itself, accounting for almost 42% of U.S. online sales last year, according to data discussed by Internet Retailer Editor-at-large Don Davis Wednesday at IRCE.

Still, four "bricks-and-clicks" retailers reported stronger online sales increases than Amazon last year, with Walmart at 61.5% growth (though much of it via acquisition), Lowe's at 34.3%, Best Buy at 27.2% and Target with 24%, according to Davis' data. retaildive.com

Target makes a big leap in the delivery wars against Amazon, Walmart

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Nassau County, NY: 2nd Brooklyn man charged in $17,000 return merchandise scam at The Home Depot
A second man has been charged in connection with a scam last year in which merchandise stolen from several Home Depot stores was returned for money, Nassau police said Friday. Michel Duckens, 46, was arraigned in in Hempstead on Friday on charges of third-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and 10 counts of first-degree falsifying business records. Police said he and Guery Roy, 40, scammed more than $17,000 out of seven Home Depot stores in Nassau between April 17 and Sept. 13 of last year. They would, for example, pay for a relatively inexpensive item while hiding expensive merchandise, then return the pricier merchandise for a refund, police said. newsday.com

Huntsville, AL: Police find possible Stolen Merchandise from Big Box retailers at Busters Pawn Shop
Investigators say that stolen inventory is worth thousands of dollars. The owner of that pawn shop said "We haven't done anything wrong." Still, Huntsville Police took away truckloads of pawned items trying to figure out who is in the wrong. "A couple corporate retailers notified Huntsville Police," Lt. Michael Johnson said. He says big box stores raised the red flag at Busters. After their merchandise seizure, Huntsville Police continue to work with the District Attorney's office. waaytv.com

Louisville, KY: 24 Retailers team with Police in Shoplifting sting in Louisville
and St. Matthews

A shoplifting sting from LMPD and the St. Matthews Police Department led to several arrests. On Thursday and Friday, teams of officers focused on local malls and areas with a high concentration of retail stores. LMPD had more than 25 officers stationed at Oxmoor Center along with other stores like Kroger and Kohl's. A total of 24 retailers participated in the operation. LMPD held another sting in December, and Maj. Jamey Schwab said both were timed when retail theft also sees an increase. Officers arrested seven people and wrote nine citations. Four people were taken in on unrelated warrants. The sting recovered more than $2,400 in merchandise over two days. wdrb.com

Ringleader of Lowe's and The Home Depot theft crew sentenced to 16 years in prison; Merchandise valued at over $35,000
The man who prosecutors say was the ring leader in a crime ring that involved stealing more than $35,000 from metro-area home improvement stores has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. Christopher Rodriguez, 31, pleaded guilty in May to violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. Per a plea deal, Rodriguez was sentenced to 16 years in prison and ordered to pay $39,392 in restitution during a court appearance on Friday. 9news.com

New Orleans, LA: Couple sought in ticket-switching scheme at multiple Walmart's
The NOPD is searching for Jeffrey Johnston and Leilani Walther who are wanted for 18 counts of theft by fraud. Police say the couple were seen on surveillance video May 25 putting false UPC labels on items to purchase them at a lower cost. Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Johnston and Walther committed theft by fraud on numerous occasions at the location. fox8live.com

Rutland, VT: Four arrested after Home Depot incident
Vermont State Police took four people into custody, after they were accused of stealing from the Home Depot in Rutland Friday night. The 4 were charged with theft. Troopers said they found the suspects in the parking lot with the stolen goods in one of the suspect's cars. Police seized a second car they think is also connected to the theft. Troopers said they found 8 grams of crack cocaine. rutlandherald.com

Alachua County, FL: Man charged with grand theft of $800 of electronics from Love's Truck Stop

Council Bluffs, IA: Woman tried to steal 47 items from Walmart; 8 hours of Shoplifting, $215 of merchandise

Natick, MA: Police Sunglasses Theft Is 'Like A Magic Act'; over $1,000 of merchandise

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Shootings & Deaths

Anderson, SC: 1 person shot at Anderson Mall; police search for gunman
One man was shot inside Anderson Mall just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, according to Police. The shooting occurred near Foot Action, and Anderson police and Sheriff's Office deputies swarmed the mall on North Main Street near Clemson Boulevard. Police had not reported any arrests in the shooting. Dantrell Latimer, 23, was responsive when he was taken to AnMed Health Medical Center. The shooting was captured on video that was shared by thousands of people on social media. It appears the person filming was walking behind a man as he approached another man standing outside of a store. It's not clear what the two said to each other during the encounter before the shot was fired. The video briefly captures the moment of the shooting, and a flash can be seen along with what sounds like a gunshot. *Warning - Graphic video. independentmail.com

Florence, SC: Shots fired near Magnolia Mall in Florence
Police said shots were fired Friday night in the parking lots of the Magnolia Mall on David McLeod Boulevard in Florence. Officers said police are pursuing a car possibly involved in the incident. Lt. Mike Brandt said by the time deputies arrived on scene those involved were gone. At this time, police say they don't believe anyone was hurt. wpde.com

Deptford Township, NJ: Shots fired during attempted Marshall's Shoplifting; Shoplifter shot, Police Officer injured
The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office is confirming they are investigating a police-involved shooting in Deptford Township. Law enforcement sources say shots were fired in the parking lot during an attempted shoplifting. At least one of the shoplifters was shot and at least one police officer was injured. Police sources say the shooting was sparked by a shoplifting attempt at a Marshalls. Sources say there was more than one alleged shoplifter running with a suitcase full of stolen goods. At least one of the officers tried to stop them in the black SUV and was injured. Another officer fired several shots. 6abc.com

Omaha, NE: Police Announce Arrest in Shooting Death at Bucky's C-Store

Clover, SC: Flea market dead body likely was burglar trapped between walls

Troy, AL: Several shots fired into a vehicle outside C-Store

Robberies & Thefts

Phoenix, AZ: Robbery suspects exchange gunfire with Phoenix police, one in custody
Two armed robbery suspects exchanged gunfire with police officers during a barricade situation at a Phoenix home Sunday afternoon. Officers negotiated with the robbery suspects for several hours after a police helicopter tracked their getaway vehicle to the residence. According to police, one suspect was taken into custody around 8 p.m. No officers are injured. According to a Phoenix police spokeswoman, the two men shoplifted a business in the area of Grand Avenue and Indian School Road around noon. During the incident, a person tried to stop the two suspects from leaving but one of the men pointed a handgun at the person, and they fled the scene. abc15.com

Dunwoody, GA: Best Buy Roof top Burglary may be linked to incidents
in other States

On Friday, June 8, 2018, at approximately 3:15pm, an unknown number of suspects gained entry into store in Dunwoody,GA. The suspects gained entry into the store by cutting a hole in the roof, placing scaffolding in the rafters and then cutting a hole in the wall by the Apple Cages. Suspects cut 2 holes in wall to gain access to each cage on opposite side of wall, then proceeded to cut cages. Suspects targeted Apple products such as MacBooks and Ipads. Store Leadership opened the building and found the holes in the wall and roof. Store leadership immediately contacted Dunwoody Police. Police responded and made their way to the roof where they found multiple holes. This burglary is most likely linked to the burglaries from stores in Estero,FL on 4/2/18 and Garland,TX on 3/12/18, based on product stolen and method of entry. Thank you to the Best Buy Asset Protection Team for submitting this case!

Santa Paula, CA: Former USC cornerback Jack Jones arrested for Panda Express burglary

Montgomery County, PA: Task force recovers $1 Million in stolen items from burglary ring; 2 men charged with 50 Home Burglaries spanning at 3 counties

Kay Jewelers in Fleming Island, FL reported an Armed Robbery on 6/9, no injuries reported

Arson & Fire

Detroit, MI: Man sets Fire at Family Dollar
Detroit fire officials are seeking arson charges against a man they allege sparked a blaze Friday evening at a Family Dollar on the city's west side. Witnesses reported the suspect walked into the business near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Grand River about 5:45 p.m. and "started setting fire to the displays" with a cigarette lighter, said Deputy Fire Commissioner David Fornell. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, but it heavily damaged the store. One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. It was unclear how many shoppers were in the store at the time; no other injuries were reported. detroitnews.com

Sentencings & Charges

Akron, OH: Man pleads guilty to killing Customer who tried to stop an Armed Robbery, gets life in prison

Mount Holly, NC: Man sentenced to 24 years for killing C-Store clerk in robbery

New Haven, CT: Man sentenced to 80 years for Murder of C-Store Clerk

San Diego, CA: Walmart video voyeur sentenced to 150 days in jail


Ace Hardware - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary
Adult Store - Houma, LA - Armed Robbery
Appliance Store - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery/ employee shot & wounded
Best Buy - Dunwoody, GA - Burglary
Boost Mobile - Warren, OH - Armed Robbery
Burger King - Joliet, IL - Robbery
C-Store - Milford, ME - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
CVS - Murrieta, CA -Burglary (ATM)
CVS - Silverton, OH - Robbery
CVS - Baytown, TX - Burglary
Casey's General - Danville, IL - Armed Robbery
Clothes Circuit - Dallas, TX - Robbery
Dollar General - Prescott, AR - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Phelps, KY - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Cranston, RI - Armed Robbery
Giant Foods - Urbana, MD - Robbery
Grocery - Palestine, TX - Robbery
Gun Store - Clarksburg, WV - Burglary
Home Depot - Claymont, DE - Armed Robbery/ Theft
Kay Jewelers - Fleming Island, FL - Armed Robbery
Liquor store- Ventura County, CA - Burglary
Long John Silver's - Toledo, OH - Burglary
Music Store - Madison, WI - Burglary
Pharmacy - Comstock Township, MI - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Santa Paula, CA - Burglary
Subway - St. Bernard, OH - Robbery
Subway - Mobile, AL - Armed Robbery
Western Auto - Alamogordo, NM - Burglary
7-Eleven - Joliet, IL - Robbery
7-Eleven - Cranston, RI - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
22 robberies
10 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings





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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...

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 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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