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Tom Eberhardt named Director of Loss Prevention and Safety for The PGA Tour Superstore

Previously Tom was part of the management team at PGA Tour Superstore since 2015, and was a General Manager for the retailer in 2004. He's also held other store manager, general manager and operations manager roles for PetSmart, Toys R Us, Home Depot. Congratulations Tom!

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NRF Protect 2018
When Retail Comes to the Rescue

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the worst to date, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastating many communities and leaving their names imprinted in history. But devastation wasn't the only thing the hurricanes left in their wake. Many communities experienced a surprising outpouring of community support, with neighbors and people from across the country coming together to help those in need.

Americans across the country may not realize the critical role retailers played in rebuilding those communities, but people in the affected areas saw retailers front and center - an essential part of the response, from providing food, water and shelter, to rescuing neighbors and providing financial support.

At the NRF PROTECT conference, which brings together thousands across the retail loss prevention community for networking and career education, four retailers - The Home Depot, Kroger, Academy Sports + Outdoor and Gallery Furniture - shared more about the work they did in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area.

The session facilitated by Deborah Ferguson, anchor of Dallas's NBC 5 Today, showcased a panel of the executives that led the crisis responses that helped their communities recover: Mike Krell, vice president of operations for the Houston division of The Kroger Company; Joe Matthews, vice president of loss prevention with Academy Sports + Outdoors; Jim "Mack" McIngvale, philanthropist and owner of Gallery Furniture; and B.J. Powers, Gulf Region vice president for The Home Depot. nrf.com

NRF Joins with theBoardlist to Improve Gender Diversity in Corporate Boardrooms
The National Retail Federation ​and ​theBoardlist​, a talent marketplace for executives and board directors, today announced a strategic partnership intended to improve gender diversity in corporate boardrooms in retail and other industries.

Through the new partnership, NRF​ and theBoardlist will work to expand the network of senior leaders and board directors working to discover and promote outstanding board-ready women to achieve more balanced corporate governance.

Female retail executives from thousands of NRF associate and retail member companies will be able to join theBoardlist's private network and be considered for board searches from private and public companies across the country. NRF members will also be able to search and leverage theBoardlist system to fill board seats. nrf.com

Theft, Shoplifting Spikes After Prop 47
Thefts rise after California reduces criminal penalties

California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported.

Larcenies increased about 9 percent by 2016, or about 135 more thefts per 100,000 residents than if tougher penalties had remained, according to results of a study by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California released Tuesday.

Thefts from motor vehicles accounted for about three-quarters of the increase. San Francisco alone recorded more than 30,000 auto burglaries last year, which authorities largely blamed on gangs. Shoplifting may be leveling off, researchers found, but there is no sign of a decline in thefts from vehicles.

Proposition 47 lowered criminal sentences for drug possession, theft, shoplifting, identity theft, receiving stolen property, writing bad checks and check forgery from felonies that can bring prison terms to misdemeanors that often bring minimal jail sentences.

While researchers can link the measure to more theft, they found it did not lead to the state's increase in violent crime.

Violent crime spiked by about 13 percent after Proposition 47 passed, but researchers said the trend started earlier and was mainly because of unrelated changes in crime reporting by the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department. whig.com

How Vending Systems Can Prevent Thefts And Drive Conversions
Retailers face a balancing act when it comes to high-value and high-shrink items: How do they protect these items against theft, without sacrificing sales? These items are sometimes kept behind glass - under lock and key, no less - and this setup means that consumers might have to find an associate to unlock an item to make a purchase. But digital vending systems can provide an alternate way to prevent theft, without discouraging customers from making purchases.

CompuCom's point-of-purchase digital vending machines have in-aisle vending systems, so customers don't have to call for staff. The system, which was developed by a division of Office Depot, dispenses purchased products in seconds.

To complete the purchase, these types of vending systems can integrate into a retailer's existing payment and point-of-sale (POS) systems, such as NFC, EMV cards, PIN and ID badge swipes. The machines can also come with subscription model pricing for retailers.

"Point-of-purchase digital vending holds massive potential across retailers to increase user and customer satisfaction and transform the in-store customer experience. It's a minimal overhead, maximum ROI solution that quickly pays for itself in both labor and shrinkage savings, as well as higher conversion rates," CompuCom Chief Product Officer Ken Jackowitz said. digitalcommerce360.com

Your Phone Becomes the POS
A New Stance Against Traditional Checkout
The next evolution, according to California-based high-end sock retailer Stance, is to allow for instant digital purchases while actively shopping in the store. Consumers with smartphones don't need to go to the POS, because their phone is the POS.

So instead of an app-centric interface, Stance provides customers with a URL they can visit while shopping in the store. From there, they can use their phone's camera to scan the barcodes on product tags. Once they've filled their cart, customers can check out via one of several mobile wallet options, or with a credit card (which can be stored).

There are challenges with this model, notably security. The U.S. retail industry loses over $30 billion a year to "shrinkage," or the involuntary loss of inventory due to shoplifting, employee theft and administrative errors. The security advantage of the traditional cashier checkout is that it provides a necessary bottleneck that makes it harder to walk out of a store with ill-gotten goods.

According to Stance, implementing their mobile checkout was a relatively straightforward process, technologically speaking, because they were able to easily plug into partner Moltin's APIs.

But adapting to the challenges of ensuring that customers are scanning and paying for their goods before walking out could prove to be somewhat more complicated. pymnts.com

Update on story from Monday - "More Racial Bias in Philly?"
Philadelphia man's racial profiling charge prompts Lowe's to suspend
receipt-checking practice

The home improvement chain Lowe's has suspended its practice of checking customers' receipts at the exits of its stores.

The practice was a loss-prevention tactic implemented at "high-theft" stores, Lowe's spokesperson Jackie Pardini Hartzwell said. The company, which has 84 stores in Pennsylvania and 1,800 nationwide, has put an end to the practice "until we can fully review our process."

"It is our intent to make everyone feel welcome while shopping at Lowe's," she said.

The company was moved to action after customer Will Mega accused the company of racial profiling. Mega was required to produce his receipts several times over Memorial Day weekend at a Lowe's in West Philadelphia. The cashier's stand where he purchased his items was only steps away from the exit.

Not only was it an inconvenience, Mega said, there was no probable cause to stop him because employees had seen him pay for his goods. whyy.org

Paul Marciano Will Leave Guess After Sexual Harassment Settlements
After being the subject of an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and assault, Paul Marciano has resigned from his position as executive chairman of Guess Inc.'s board, according to the company's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

According to the filing, "allegations against Mr. Marciano included claims of inappropriate comments and texts, and unwanted advances including kissing and groping." During the last several months, investigators who were hired by the board interviewed more than 40 people and reviewed approximately 1.5 million pages of documents, the filing said. nytimes.com

Machines Taking Over?
Amazon's Clever Machines Are Moving From the Warehouse to Headquarters

Amazon.com Inc. has long used robots to help humans move merchandise around its warehouses. Now automation is transforming Amazon's white-collar workforce, too.

The people who command six-figure salaries to negotiate multimillion-dollar deals with major brands are being replaced by software that predicts what shoppers want and how much to charge for it.

Machines are beating people at the critical inventory decisions that separate the winners and losers in retail. For the staffers deciding how many books, games or plastic pool toys to peddle, the tradeoff can be stark: Order too little and you miss out. Order too much and you're forced into costly clearance sales. Amazon's algorithms, refined through years of monitoring customer behavior, are getting the Seattle-based company out of the guessing game.

It also appears that a winner has emerged in a long-running competition between the two teams most responsible for the company's retail success. Former and current employees say the retail group that used industry connections to lure brands to Amazon and helped create an e-commerce colossus is now being merged with the team that runs the marketplace, an automated platform that lets anyone with an internet connection price, market and sell their wares on Amazon without interacting with a single person. In recent months, several high-ranking executives have left for other jobs or been reassigned, but few express much surprise that a company with a cloud services division and prowess in artificial intelligence would put machines to work wherever it makes sense. bloomberg.com

How major retailers are using AI to keep brick-and-mortar alive
In 2017, 7,000 retail businesses had to cease operations, and 3,800 retail stores have already announced plans to shut their doors in 2018. Without a new strategy in place, retailers risk becoming victims of the "retail apocalypse."

To survive, retailers must have the right technology in place to derive the right insights. Retailers spend billions of dollars looking for insights, but without analyzing the full network of data, findings will remain fuzzy and incomplete. One way retailers can attempt to keep up with today's ecommerce giants is to deploy AI, big data analysis, and other emerging technologies to improve customer experiences.

This tailored approach can help keep brick-and-mortar customers happy, while simultaneously facilitating the cost efficiency that drives margins.

Here are a few ways some of the world's largest retailers are employing AI to keep their brick-and-mortar stores afloat.

1. Tailored customer experiences
2. Reduced markdowns and out-of-stock items
3. Specialized inventory venturebeat.com

No one wants to buy malls
As they battle the rise of e-commerce, U.S. mall owners are trying to clear their books of fading centers so they can focus on the most-profitable ones. That's proving difficult, with just a shallow pool of investors who are willing to take on a declining mall and even fewer who would pay what the landlords want. Only about $3 billion of retail real estate changed hands in April, a 27% drop from a year earlier and the lowest monthly tally since February 2013, according to the latest data from Real Capital Analytics Inc.

Mall giants such as Simon Property Group Inc. and GGP Inc. are spending billions to update their centers, adding experiences that can't be found online and reinventing the cavernous spaces left behind by failing department stores. But there's a growing set of lower-tier malls that have slid too far toward irrelevance to be worth a costly overhaul. digitalcommerce360.com

2018 Midwest Cargo Security Council Cargo Theft Summit - June 20
Hear from experienced transportation executives, security directors, law enforcement, cargo theft task forces and the private sector on collaborating to prevent cargo theft.

The Midwest Cargo Security Council 1- Day Cargo Theft Summit provides an opportunity for law enforcement and private industry to network and discuss local and national cargo theft issues. Experienced private sector and law enforcement speakers who work cargo crimes on a daily basis will be providing information on the multi-billion dollar cargo theft problem disrupting commerce and security. This informative seminar is free to council members and
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JoAnn to launch new concept store in Columbus, OH

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Michigan woman charged in suspected sale of
embezzled vanilla beans on eBay

A Rockford woman is charged with embezzling more than $139,000 from the spice company she worked for.

But it wasn't cash she was allegedly taking, it was beans - vanilla beans.

"Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world, second only to saffron," said Brent Reame, CEO of 13-year-old companies Spice Jungle and Beanilla, which imports spices and then sells them to companies and individuals online.

For several months, the owners noticed discrepancies between inventory and sales, so Reame installed an inexpensive camera in the warehouse.

He saw a woman he knew to be a trusted employee come in the closed warehouse at 4 a.m. and walk out with a 50-pound box.

Police believe she was stealing 50-pound boxes of vanilla and selling them on eBay, netting a total of more than $139,000. Read more

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UK consumer electronics retailer data breach affects 5.9 million customers
Dixons Carphone has revealed a major data breach involving unauthorised access to 5.9 million customers' cards and 1.2 million personal records.

The consumer electronics retailer said it was investigating an attempt to compromise the cards in a processing system at Currys PC World and Dixons Travel, but said there was no evidence of fraud as a result of the incident.

In a second breach, personal data such as names, addresses or email addresses have been accessed. Again, Dixons said there was no evidence that it had resulted in fraud.

Of the 5.9m cards that were accessed illegally,
5.8m were chip and pin protected, and no pin codes, card verification values (CVV) or authentication data were accessed, meaning purchases could not be made.

However, about 105,000 payment cards from outside the EU and without chip and pin protection were accessed. The retailer said it had notified the banks concerned and they had not detected any fraudulent purchases on customer accounts.

The retailer said the data breach was discovered over the past week as part of a review of its systems and data. Although the breach occurred within the last year, it was before 25 May when the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules came into force. theguardian.com

Yahoo fined $334,000 in the UK for failing to disclose 2014 hack
The Information Commissioner's Office, the UK's independent group dedicated to enforcing information rights, announced Tuesday that it is fining Yahoo's UK Services £250,000, or about $334,000, for a data breach in November 2014. Hackers had access to sensitive data from about 500 million Yahoo accounts, of which 515,121 were in the UK.

Yahoo isn't being fined because hackers broke into its system and stole data. Rather, the ICO is fining the company because it took almost two years for people to find out. The group said Yahoo failed to take appropriate measures to protect the data of more than half a million people and did not meet the UK's data protection standards. cnet.com

Majority of execs have paid a hacker's ransom, Radware finds
A majority of executives have paid a hacker's ransom following a cyber attack, according to Radware's 2018 Executive Application and Network Security Report.

Radware, a provider of cybersecurity and application delivery solutions based in Mahwah, reported 53 percent of executives it surveyed have paid ransom following a breach.

The report found that about
two-thirds of executives (69 percent) said their company faced a ransom attack in the past year, compared to only 14 percent who said it happened in 2016.

In terms of confidence, cyber security measures for these executives' companies aren't in the best of shape, with
66 percent of executives reporting a lack of confidence in their network security. roi-nj.com

Oracle Empowers Retailers to Detect Omnichannel Theft with Embedded Science
Oracle announced enhancements to Oracle Retail XBRi Loss Prevention Cloud Service that help retailers quickly identify and investigate fraudulent activities across store and online transactions. With embedded science, Oracle Retail XBRi can detect new data anomalies and alert loss prevention analysts to potential risks and drive quick resolution by providing the transactional insight needed to investigate. prnewswire.com

Retailers, payments companies join forces on new security-focused trade group
Retail and payments industry stakeholders have formed a new association, the Secure Payments Partnership, to promote security across the payments system.

According to a press release, SPP marks the first time that interests representing diverse parts of the payments system have joined forces to address the ongoing battle against payment fraud and devise improvements for the U.S. card payment system.

SPP founding members include the Food Marketing Institute, National Retail Federation, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Grocers Association, First Data's Star Network and Shazam.

SPP hopes to open up the process to competing card networks, merchants, consumers and financial institutions, so that all stakeholders can work together to increase the security and transparency of payments, and limit the effects of fraud, the release said. mobilepaymentstoday.com

Cybercrime fighting dogs to the rescue
In addition to sniffing out drugs, bombs, and other weapons, law enforcement agencies at federal and local levels are training their canine units to assist in fighting cybercrime by sniffing out hidden electronic devices. The dogs are used to sniff out phones, hard drives, and microSD cards by sniffing for a chemical compound called triphenylphosphine oxide, or TPPO which is used in all electronic devices. scmagazine.com

Retail IoT could be $94 billion market by 2025

Board of Directors Interest in Cybersecurity Increases 23% Since 2017

Google now lets you see what's on shelves at stores near you, and it's a powerful new weapon against Amazon

Mobile App Security Risky Across Sectors


True Stories of Face Recognition and Retail Crime

2: The Ticket Switcher

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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'Live in DC' at NRF Protect
Introduction with Gus Downing

Gus Downing, Publisher & Editor of the D&D Daily and LPNN, introduces the LP industry's one-and-only LIVE digital conference - from NRF Protect in Washington D.C.

We'll be speaking with a host of Loss Prevention and Solution Provider Leaders about the hot topics, the ongoing issues and challenges, the programs, the latest technology, and the solutions these providers offer to the industry.

These sessions are all about bringing the industry leaders to you live on-demand so you can increase your knowledge, broaden your vision, and help deliver better results.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we re-broadcast the entire shoot from start to finish!

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LPNN's dynamic duo is back! Co-MCs Joe LaRocca and Amber Bradley tell us what's in store for the day, as we kick off another fun, information-packed, marathon broadcast.



Facebook Will Ban Sellers of Shoddy Products
Facebook Inc. said it will crack down on e-commerce businesses that flood users' feeds with ads for products that are unsatisfactory or don't arrive on time.

The social-media giant is rolling out a new feature that lets people leave feedback about their shopping experience after viewing a Facebook ad. The company said it is warning businesses that receive a high volume of negative feedback to give them a chance to address the grievances. If feedback doesn't improve over time, Facebook will reduce the number of ads that businesses can deliver and could eventually ban them from the platform.

Facebook said it has already started warning hundreds of e-commerce sites that have received a high volume of negative feedback. Among those notified were the types of businesses mentioned in the Journal story.

To leave feedback, users must click on their recent ad activity to find the new tool that lets shoppers specify whether they are satisfied or dissatisfied with an advertiser's product quality, shipping speed or customer service. Facebook shares with advertisers the feedback, but not the identity of the people giving it. wsj.com

83% of Consumers Concerned about Account Creation Fraud,
but Action Remains Elusive: Report

Merchants have been aware for some time that fraudsters have been attacking them in growing numbers at the account level through account takeover and new account creation fraud. Consumers seem to be getting that message as well, with 83 percent of them expressing moderate to extreme concern that their identity will be used to open a fraudulent account, according to a new report. The IDology Consumer Digital Identity Study also highlighted the unfortunate human trait that awareness does not necessarily translate into action.

Of those whose knew their data had been compromised in a breach, only 40 percent had even bothered to change their passwords to online accounts, leaving them vulnerable to attack. Only 23 percent turned on fraud alerts with a financial provider and 20 percent said they had taken no steps at all to protect their identity. At the same time, they prize a frictionless experience, the report said. Nearly a third of those polled had abandoned an account signup process because it was too difficult or took too long. cardnotpresent.com

Global Counterfeiting Outlook to 2020:
Sale of Counterfeit Goods on e-Commerce Platforms Amounted to $280 Billion in 2017

Alibaba, JD.com race toward faster delivery


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Join the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail as they host their ninth annual training conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. The event will take place from Oct. 8 through Oct 11 and cover a range of topics, including: ORC Case Building: Trends - Resources - Tools; Opioids and Retail Crime; Leadership in ORC- Leading private sector and LE Teams; Advancements in Credit Card Fraud/Identity Theft Investigations and many more!

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Morrow, GA: Police concerned after $6K armed robbery at T-Mobile
Thieves targeting cell phone stores across the country

Metro Atlanta police are concerned about the growing number of cellphone stores being targeted by armed robbers. Recently, thieves targeted a T-Mobile in Morrow where a suspect pointed his handgun directly at the employees and allegedly stole more than $6,000 worth of phones, devices, and cash. According to the FCC and Homeland Security, phone thefts and robberies have skyrocketed since 2013 with tens of millions of victims and local phone stores getting hit hard. Thieves are targeting phone stores across the country because it is an international business.

This means the phones basically vanish overseas and back here, organized street criminals cash in on that underground international market. But stores aren't the only targets, you are as well. Atlanta Police say recently four suspects getting on a MARTA train robbed their victim at gunpoint allegedly taking their belongings and including what appeared to be a cellphone. 11alive.com

Newbury Park, CA: Three men arrested after stealing $30K in high-end bikes
A half-dozen bicycles valued at $30,000 were stolen from a Newbury Park shop last week, with authorities ultimately arresting three out-of-area suspects over the course of several days. Events unfolded starting shortly before 5:30 a.m. June 6, when an alarm went off at Michael's Bicycles. The bike shop's owner, remotely accessing the store's video surveillance system, saw three male suspects inside, the Thousand Oaks Police Department reported Tuesday. Patrol deputies, meanwhile, arrived on scene and found the suspects had broken a front window to get in. The trio allegedly took six high-end bicycles worth a total $30,000. As of Tuesday evening, McClafferty remained in Ventura County jail in lieu of $70,000 bail, jail records show. The other two suspects were no longer in custody, jail records showed. vcstar.com

Canberra, Australia: Man to face court after stealing $100K in fishing equipment
More than $100,000 worth of stolen fishing equipment has been found after ACT Policing executed a search warrant last week. An investigation was launched after police received a report that a former employee of a fishing store had stolen $25,000 worth of fishing equipment and a large amount of cash. Police say they searched the home of a 31-year-old Latham man on Friday. They found and seized an "enormous" amount of fishing gear and associated products suspected of being stolen. Items included more than 70 fishing rods, 24 fishing reels, more than 30 clear fishing boxes containing lures, fishing hooks and fishing line and several backpacks full of fishing equipment. Two large plastic boxes full of unopened packets of fishing lures and more than 10 knives were also seized. canberratimes.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Bloomingdale, IL: Burlington LP agent shot by man he kicked out of store
Bail was set at $750,000 Wednesday for a man accused of shooting a Burlington Coat Factory loss prevention officer Tuesday afternoon in Bloomingdale. The officer told Griffin he was no longer welcome in the store after Griffin urinated in a water bottle and accidentally kicked it over. The LP officer then escorted him out. Cavallo said Griffin was "very angry" about not being allowed to complete his purchase. As they left the store, she said, Griffin pulled a loaded gun from his pocket. The Burlington employee saw the gun and lunged at Griffin. During the struggle, the officer was shot in the shoulder. Griffin was shot in the hand by a bullet that then lodged in his thigh. Both Griffin and the victim were treated at an area hospital. dailyherald.com

McComb, MS: Store clerk kills suspected armed robber
Police responded to Pure gas station on West Presley Blvd. around 9:41 pm where it was reported that someone tried to rob the store. Officers arrived to find 21-year-old Saveyon Raheam Harvey, from McComb who had been shot several times. It was reported that Harvey forced a female clerk inside the store at gun point after he came in contact with her at the front door. Once inside Harvey pointed the handgun at the store clerk behind the register and demanded money while waving the gun around at both employees. Harvey and the store clerk begin exchanging gun fire before Harvey ran out the front doors, where a witness saw him stop in the roadway then fall to the ground. Officers arrived moments later to find Harvey dead. msnewsnow.com

San Antonio, TX: Three suspects on the loose after fatally shooting man outside phone store
He was outside Cell Solutions and Repair in the 1500 block of Pleasanton Road when he he said two men and a woman showed up down the street and fired a shot at him. The man claimed the bullet initially hit the ground before bouncing up and piercing his thigh, police said. mysanantonio.com

Washington, DC: Man dead after c-store shooting

Omaha, NE: Armed robber shoots c-store clerk

Robberies & Thefts

Sacramento, CA: Two men connected to string of pharmacy robberies, murders and home invasions
Two Sacramento men with suspected gang ties were found to be connected to two murders, an attempted murder, two home invasion robberies and a string of Northern California pharmacy robberies. The Sacramento Police Department reports Terran Fayeweather, 18, and Antoine Yancy, 19, were arrested Jan. 1 on suspicion of robbing a pharmacy in Yuba City. Both men were also charged with the murder of 16-year-old Timothy Jeter and the attempted murder of Jeter's friend. fox40.com

San Antonio, TX: Masked robber hits Zales for $250K+ in merchandise & cash
an Armed Robbery was committed at Zales Outlet #2895 and 90 items of merchandise with a retail value of $258,550.96 and $350 cash was stolen. A male Suspect wearing a mask, dark clothing, baseball hat and carrying a brown box. Entered the location and immediately walked over to the employee behind the cash register with his hand in his pocket motioning as if he had a weapon and ordered her to open the register and to begin opening the showcases and no one would get hurt. The employees complied with his demands. He immediately took the cash from the register and began pulling merchandise from the showcases and placing them in the box. He exited two minutes later and ran out the store.

Plainfield, IL: Man robs Burger King, 7-Eleven & Chase Bank during five-minute crime spree
A robbery suspect who went on a five-minute crime spree pleaded not guilty to the charges and asked for his $2 million bond to be lowered. Manaras allegedly tried to rob a Burger King, a 7-Eleven and a Chase Bank branch while driving a stolen red Cadillac sports utility vehicle. He stole $12 from the 7-Eleven, police said. A relative of Manaras who asked not to be named attended the bond hearing. He claimed Manaras called from jail Monday afternoon to tell him he was trying to "do something stupid" so he could receive a long prison sentence and a "better chance at life." theherald-news.com

Orlando, FL: Squirrel on the Loose After Shoplifting From Store In Disney World
A shoplifter stealing from a store in Disney World's Magic Kingdom was caught on camera on Saturday. The video shows the furry shoplifter sitting in a bin full of candy at a store in the Magic Kingdom in Florida. Someone appears to try and swat the squirrel away, but he's too quick. He picks the bag of candy he wants, jumps off the low-lying shelf and scurries away. His candy of choice: peanut M&Ms. No arrests have been made. cbslocal.com

Washington, PA: GetGo employee caught on camera stealing cash on multiple occasions

Yorkville, IL: Juvenile Arrested for $333 Retail Theft Escapes at Police Station

Des Moines, IA: Man stole $2.5K worth of computer equipment from restaurant

Kay Jewelers in Fort Myers, FL reported a Grab & Run on 6/11, item valued at $13,899

Zales in Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces, NM reported a Grab & Run on 6/9, item valued at $7,198

Montgomeryville, PA: Distraction thief leaves Littman Jewelers with $2,925 necklace

Kay Jewelers in Northpark Mall, Davenport, IA reported a Grab & Run on 6/8, item valued at $5,698

Skimming Thefts

Fond du Lac, WI: Romanian duo arrested for credit card skimming scheme
Secret Service believes pair is connected to nationwide crime ring

Two men were arrested in connection with a number of credit card skimming incidents in Fond du Lac and officials say they could be involved in a much wider investigation. Police located the suspect vehicle and after a brief foot-chase, the two men, ages 26 and 35, both Romanian immigrants from Anaheim, California, were arrested. Police recovered approximately 137 forged or cloned credit cards with about $7,500 in cash inside the vehicle. Investigators believe this incident could be connected with a number of fraudulent ATM transactions that occurred in Oshkosh in May. The US Secret Service believes all the suspects are part of a nationwide Romanian organized crime ring targeting local areas by stealing credit and debit card information by using skimming devices. fox11online.com

Des Moines, IA: Over 100 bank accounts drained by skimmer on gas station ATM

Sentencings & Charges

Akron, OH: Man indicted for 2015 shooting death of pizza shop employee

Fall River, MA: Man sentenced to 3-4 years for robbery, carjacking spree

Grove City, PA: Man charged after hitting same Michael Kors store twice in three months

St. Louis, MO: Man faces up to 5 years for ice cream store robbery


Burger King - Plainfield, IL - Robbery
C-Store - Albany, GA - Burglary
C-Store - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery/Store clerk shot
CVS - Severn, MD - Armed Robbery
Deli - Bayonne, NJ - Burglary
Discount Store - Miami, FL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - McComb, MS - Armed Robbery/Suspect shot & killed
Jewelry Store - Pensacola, FL - Robbery
McDonald's - Rockford, IL - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Oak Lawn, IL - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Laurinburg, NC - Armed Robbery
Michael's Bicycles - Newbury Park, CA - Burglary
Stewarts Shop - Fort Johnson, NY - Armed Robbery
• Zales - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Salem, NH - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Plainfield, IL - Robbery



Daily Totals:
15 robberies
3 burglaries
2 shootings
1 killing





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Vice President, Asset Protection
Columbus, OH

Oversees and directs all Asset Protection related functions for a Corporate Office, multi-state distribution centers and large retail store network. Responsible for enterprise direction and strategy as it pertains to Asset Protection with a goal of minimizing shrink, reducing loss and maximizing security and associate safety...

Sr. Director Loss Prevention
Goodlettsville, TN

The Sr. Director of Loss Prevention will have full responsibility for implementation of loss prevention and shrink reduction initiatives for all stores...
Director Loss Prevention
Westlake Village, CA

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 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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