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John Liesching named VP, Asset Analytics & Insights for CVS Health
Prior to taking the role of VP, Asset Analytics & Insights for CVS Health, John was Managing Director for Deloitte for nearly three years. Before that, he was Senior Vice President for Accretive Health for over five years and Partner for Accenture for nearly 20 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Boston College. Congratulations, John!

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NRF Protect 2019 Recap

The D&D Daily played major role at this year's NRF Protect conference

In case you missed some of the action from this year's value-packed event, the NRF has you covered with a comprehensive recap, including session videos, session presentations, LP articles and conference photos

The D&D Daily publisher and editor, Gus Downing, played a major role at this year's NRF Protect conference. Not only did he moderate a panel discussion with a group of loss prevention and cyber security practitioners, but he was the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Ring of Excellence Award.

The Daily's LPNN team was also on the expo floor during the event, talking with some of the industry's top solution providers (see pictures in the June 12th and June 13th Daily).

It was another successful NRF Protect and the D&D Daily looks forward to next year's event, which is set for June 22-24 in Pittsburgh, PA.

See the NRF's complete recap here

LPNN's Amber Bradley talks with FaceFirst's
Peter Trepp & Dara Riordan on the expo floor

Gus Downing moderates a panel discussion with
LP & Cyber Security leaders

Trump Administration Impacting Retail & LP
From The Biggest Retail Fine In History to Philly's "Public Safety Crisis"
With Retail "Shoplifting at the Center of it All"

The Walmart Connection
Seeing beyond China's tariff war impact on retailers and consumers, which is almost impossible, and just in case you missed the NY Times Walmart Corruption Fine article last week, as reported in the Daily, the Trump connection to Walmart's ultimate fine was deliberately drawn by the NY Times writer with stating that the Obama administration was aiming for a $600 million fine while the Trump administration reduced it to $282 million. Subtly inserted but hoping to be picked up. Which we haven't seen in any news outlet.

With this being the biggest and most historical FCPA case and fine ever means that Attorney General Barr had to get the nod from Trump given the potential media and legal impact. It's just to big for Barr do call this one alone. Which may have also happened in the Pilot Flying J $92 million fraud fine.

The Philadelphia "Public Safety Crisis" Connection
"Shoplifting at the Center of it All"

"U.S. Attorney McSwain, DA Krasner Clash Despite Shared Vision for Safer City"
US Attorney Takes Philly DA to Task
Retail Stores at the Center of the Fight

US Attorney's Attack on Philly's DA - 1st One of Its Kind From the Fed's
As reported Friday in the Daily, the relatively new U.S. Attorney (April, 2018) in Philadelphia took the local DA, a Democrat, to task for decriminalizing shoplifting and made the comment that retail shoplifting was at the center of this new don't prosecute position.

Then when we look at the other two DA's that recently made the news with their 'don't prosecute shoplifting' policies we find all three of them are Democrats. Not that we are making this political but the facts are the facts.

The police departments in both locals are up in arms asking for resignations and claiming the DA's didn't campaign under those positions certainly.

But now we have a U.S. Attorney, for the very first time, coming out against it publicly and making it a point to support the retailers. A huge position to take that clearly was approved by the administration, if not initiated by them. Given the amount of recent press and potential impact, we wouldn't be surprised if the White House was contacted about this national trend.

Let's keep it up! Every LP executive in North America, including Canada, needs to be communicating this to their entire 'C' suite and Board of Directors. Because, number one, they're the only ones that can probably make a difference and number two, if some start to feel the consequences of this highly publicized policy it's best that you had called it out quickly.

US Attorney, William McSwain, Republican, Appointed by Trump April, 2018

26th DA of Philadelphia, Larry Krasner, Democrat, took office Jan. 2018
Cook County, Ill., States Att. Kimberly Foxx, - Democrat, took office Jan. 2016
Dallas County DA, John Creuzot, Democrat, took office Jan. 2019

Corona Costco shooting: Emergency-exit doors were designed to wait 15 seconds before opening
The system has been taken down for now, but not because it's illegal - it awaits outcome of a plan review. When shots rang out the night of Friday, June 14 at the Costco in Corona, shoppers hustled to emergency exits.

Some struggled with the doors, failing to get them open, and instead hid or quickly made their way to the main exit at the front of the store.

Those emergency doors, it turns out, were designed to not open instantly.

They were equipped with 15-second delays from when the so-called panic bar is pushed until the doors open with alarms sounding off. Signs on the doors explain this - although someone trying to escape a shooting understandably may miss them.

The system meets a state building code on emergency doors that Corona chose to adhere to.

At the Corona Costco, the delay system was de-activated after the shooting that left one dead because it has not yet been approved, the city's Fire Marshal Cindi Schmitz said.

Frustration about the doors came to light in the media following the shooting.

"It's not very fun when you're scared and you're running for your life, and you're trying to open a door that says 'emergency' and they don't open," shopper Rochelle Flores told KTLA 5 the night of the shooting. "Everybody was freaking out. People were falling over each other."

Flores told the station she hurt her hand trying to force the door open.

The day after the shooting, the city issued a cease-and-desist order for the delay system, pending the review's outcome. pe.com

Making the Case for Diversity & Taking the Pledge
Diversity's new frontier Diversity of thought and the future of the workforce

Up to now, diversity initiatives have focused primarily on fairness for legally protected populations. But organizations now have an opportunity to harness a more powerful and nuanced kind of diversity: diversity of thought. Advances in neurological research that are untangling how each of us thinks and solves problems can help organizations, including governments, operationalize diversity of thought and eventually change how they define and harness human capital.

Diversity of thought can bring an organization the following benefits:

1. It helps guard against groupthink and expert overconfidence.
2. It helps increase the scale of new insights
3. It helps organizations identify the right employees who can best tackle their most pressing problems.

Registration & download paper here academia.edu

NRF Tech 2019 Panel on Self-Checkout
"Everything Will Change"
Why check-in is the new checkout
Autonomous checkout is disrupting retail and creating a seamless, frictionless payment experience, but it's also about something much bigger, according to a panel of experts at NRFtech.

"We think about it beyond the checkout but as a platform. The data redefines the customer's store experience - what works and what doesn't,"

The "Autonomous checkout: Understanding and preparing for major industry disruption" panel.

"Retailers of all types and especially traditional full-line grocery and convenience stores are considering implementing autonomous checkout technology, where a mix of cameras and sensors track shoppers as they select items through the store and compile an in-app receipt with embedded payment," "What you experience (in these stores) is a completely free business model where every customer is known, contactable and preauthorized, before they even enter the store."

The "holy grail" of autonomous checkout is in-store positioning capabilities, "The ability to know where a customer is in the store is useful for checkout, but can be used for a number of other purposes," Fisher said, including directing customers on where to find certain items.

The other game changer for autonomous checkout has been the improvement of computer vision. "Now that computers can see the way people interact with things, everything will change." nrf.com

UK's Grocery Retailer Waitrose 340 Stores Rolling Out Self-Checkout
Scan-and-pack system, customer facing tech., customers entering a store pick up a handset or download an app and use their mobile phones to scan products as they shop, smoothing out the checkout experience. "We've been working with PCMS on payment software from the beginning and the technology has changed to take advantage of underlying promotions and basket management," he says.

About 40 percent of all in-store transactions are self-service right now, is split fairly evenly between the store's portable self-scanners and customers' own mobile devices.

Reaction from customers has been overwhelmingly positive. "Surveys show the speed and ease of checkout is one of the strongest performers in customer satisfaction."

Meanwhile, the use of scan-bag-and-go technology is expanding at a rapid pace in the United States with chains like Walmart and Kroger aggressively expanding its use, 7-Eleven piloting a new project and Amazon continuing to refine its cashierless Amazon Go concept - despite concerns among some observers that the technology could promote increased theft. stores.org

Senators weigh potential security risks from Chinese-made drones
Members of the Senate Commerce security subcommittee examined the impact of banning Chinese-made drones, or components for drones, during a hearing last Tuesday.

"You get a system that is integrated into the economy of the United States that is important, that people use, that people think is reliable from a secure standpoint, a privacy standpoint, and then you realize as the system is being built out that possibly the Chinese government has access to the data and other elements of it, which is concerning," Sullivan said of the risk to telecommunications posed by Huawei.

While Sullivan was not sure whether all Chinese technology that collects data, and thus potentially sends this data to China, should be "ripped out of the American economy," he said that "it's important for us to be aware of it and then possibly start taking action about it."

Scott questioned why the United States still does business with China, calling this "crazy," and adding that China "is not our friend." Scott estimated during the hearing that over 80 percent of drones in the United States and Canada are Chinese-made.

Wingo called for a "whole of nation" approach to stop Chinese data threats from drones and other technologies, but cautioned against outright banning the sale of Chinese technologies due to the potential disruption to the U.S. economy. thehill.com

Sex Harassment Laws Toughened in New York: 'Finally, This Is Happening'
Wednesday, lawmakers passed sweeping anti-harassment legislation that supporters said would make New York's laws among the most robust in the nation.

The legislation eliminates the state's "severe or pervasive" standard for proving harassment, which advocates said had allowed judges to dismiss claims of inappropriate comments or even groping as insufficiently hostile.

The bills also restrict employers' ability to avoid liability for the behavior of their employees; provide for attorney fees and punitive damages in discrimination cases; expand the time frame to file complaints about workplace harassment with a state agency; and ensure that anti-harassment training is provided in multiple languages.

NY Govenor Cuomo said "We will make it easier for claims to be brought forward and send a strong message that when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, time is up," he said in a statement on Wednesday.

The changes build on a slate of laws that Mr. Cuomo signed last year amid the peak of the #MeToo movement that banned most nondisclosure agreements and mandatory arbitration for harassment complaints, and required government employees found responsible for harassment to refund any taxpayer-financed payouts. nytimes.com

LPF Raises $15,000 at NRF Protect for LP Benevolent Fund
Kicked off by the Loss Prevention Foundation's annual Swing for Certification golf outing held at Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, CA, the event honored the memory of Bob MacLea by sponsoring LPQ and LPC course scholarships in his name and further raised donations to support the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund.

During the NRF PROTECT conference, the LPBF received additional donations from four solution providers including Checkpoint ($2,000.00), Security Resources ($1,000.00), The Zellman Group ($1,000.00) and ThinkLP ($1300.00), making this one of the most successful fundraising campaigns yet. Overall, the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund was able to raise over $15,000.00 in donations throughout the NRF Protect Conference in Anaheim, CA. d-ddaily.com

Hiring Military Spouses
Military Spouse Interstate License Recognition Options
It is the policy of the U.S. Department of Labor to reduce employment barriers and enhance career opportunities for military spouses. Frequent moves by military families can create employment barriers, especially for spouses with occupational licenses. Many states help licensed military spouses by allowing for expedited applications, temporary licenses, or license reciprocity. Use the map here to find out each state's license recognition options for military spouses. Use the license finder tool below to find out where to apply for an occupational license in a new state. veterans.gov

Toys R Us coming back with 2 stores & more in 2020

Freds adds 49 more to store closures - now at 264

Quarterly Results
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CVS Wins in Non-Compete Agreement - SVP Exec is Blocked
Former SVP CVS exec can't work for Amazon's PillPack, judge rules

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a former CVS Health executive from working at Amazon.com Inc's PillPack online pharmacy unit, saying that allowing him to take a job where he would help drive its "disruptive strategy" would violate a non-compete agreement.

"Months after entering an independent standalone agreement ... for which he was well-compensated, Mr. Lavin, a high senior official at CVS with access to very confidential information, went to work for a competitor," Judge McConnell said. "That is wrong, and CVS is entitled to have the agreement enforced."'

In 2017, Lavin signed an agreement not to provide the "same or similar" service to a Caremark competitor or take a job that "will likely result" in his disclosing confidential information to a competitor for 18 months after leaving the company, according to the order. CVS paid Lavin in stock worth nearly $160,000 for his signing, the order said. reuters.com law360.com

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By Apprehending Merchandise,
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Wake Up Folks
Hackers Using Cognitive Bias as Threat Vector
'Why Diversity of Thought in the Workplace Matters'

Organizations Need Strong Leadership Backing in Order Train Managers on More Inclusive Management Styles

Workplace demographics have evolved greatly in the past half century with women and minorities represented in much larger numbers than at any time previously. Gender, age, and ethnic diversity - among others - have become valued benchmarks for companies in gauging whether employee talent and executive leadership adequately reflects the overall population. Diversity is clearly good for business, but for reasons that go far beyond optics or good PR. Simply put, the more diverse your workforce, the more diverse their perspectives. Hiring people of varied backgrounds and views generates the kind of thoughts and ideas vital to working smartly and quickly, which is especially important in the cybersecurity industry where discerning an attacker's motives and strategies is critical to staying one step ahead.

Cognitive biases are mental shortcuts made to quickly process information and decide on an action. Not every cognitive bias leads to bad decision making, but many can. In fact, hackers and threat actors bank on cognitive biases to get their targets to download malware or give up protected data. Some examples of common cognitive biases include:

Automation bias Confirmation bias Selective perception Zero-risk bias

A Deloitte University Press GovLab report points out that by increasing diversity of thought, employees are less likely to disregard new information or be afraid to challenge the status quo. securityweek.com

The Very Real Convergence of LP & IT Security
Hackers Targeting HVT's
The threat of compromising someone's digital security to create a physical threat to an individual or an organization is on the rise.

"Attackers take the same kind of cost-benefit approach that we all do to the way they spend their time," he explains. "One thing we know universally about hackers is that they're very good at shifting, so they will shift from an enterprise approach to a targeted, personal attack on the executive of that enterprise. And that happens pretty regularly...it becomes a lot easier and a much softer target, and they can have the same kind of impact."

In The Entangled Enterprise, a recent report on protecting executives from cyberattacks, Cypient Black found that along with rising traditional enterprise attacks against corporate devices, networks, and information, and increasing attacks against the extended enterprise-third party providers, such as cloud providers and vendors-a third attack area is also increasing but is often not addressed by corporate budgets: entangled enterprise risk.

"Entangled enterprise risk is the risk borne by an enterprise from targeted attacks against the personal digital lives of the enterprise's executives and other high value targets (HVTs)," according to the report. "These HVTs often include senior executives, board members, executive assistants, and their family members. Such attacks target aspects of personal cybersecurity that are entangled with the assets of operations of the corporate enterprise."

Cypient Black identified two types of attacks that malicious actors use to target HVTs: pivot attacks and endgame attacks.

Pivot attacks leverage vulnerabilities in devices and networks that HVTs use that are not under the control of their respective organization, such as a personal smartphone or laptop, to get access to the enterprise.

"They take advantage of the fact that senior leaders have access to a wide range of sensitive corporate information, are constantly on the move, and inevitably have personal devices which connect to corporate networks," according to the report.

Endgame attacks, on the other hand, leverage access to HVTs' personal digital lives to get corporate data or harm the HVT as a method of hurting the organization he or she is associated with.

One example of this in action was when an auto manufacturer was in the middle of a labor dispute. The CEO's daughter went out to lunch at a restaurant and protestors showed up outside, even though she had not disclosed her location online. An analysis of her smartphone later found malicious tracking software on it.

The vectors used for these attacks are often overlooked by organizations due to an inability to meet the demand or privacy concerns, Lesser says. asisonline.org

Is Hikvision Next?
U.S. Blacklists More Chinese Tech Companies Over National Security Concerns

The Trump administration added five Chinese entities to a United States blacklist on Friday, further restricting China's access to American technology and stoking already high tensions before a planned meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China in Japan next week.

The move essentially bars them from buying American technology and components without a waiver from the United States government, which could all but cripple them because of their reliance on American chips and other technology to make advanced electronics.

The entities are one of China's leading supercomputer makers, Sugon; three subsidiaries set up to design microchips, Higon, Chengdu Haiguang Integrated Circuit and Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology; and the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology.

The Trump administration is also considering adding Hikvision, a surveillance-technology company, The New York Times has reported. nytimes.com

Experts Warn Firms To Get Ready To Pay Ransomware Operators
Pledges to Not Pay Ransomware Hit Reality

While risk analysts and security experts continue to recommend that companies keep focused on securing their systems and speeding incident response to minimize the impact of crypto-locking ransomware, they are now also recommending that companies be prepared to capitulate.

In a June 5 report, for example, Forrester Research published a guide to paying ransomware, advising its audience to consider third-party firms that negotiate with cybercriminals to ensure the best outcome.

"Our recommendation is to work with someone who is essentially a specialized breach coach for ransomware," says Josh Zelonis, senior analyst for cybersecurity and risk at Forrester. Companies need to "go through a staged process to make sure that you are building a rapport with the actor and ensuring that they are able, and willing, to decrypt the data - to essentially deliver a 'proof of life.'"  darkreading.com

Walmart has filed for 97 drone patents - nearly double the amount of Amazon's

Colorado Man Indicted On Racketeering Charges Related To Darknet Marketplace AlphaBay



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Why Manual Review is Key to Retailers' Defense Against Fraud - Part 2
Manual fraud review isn't as old-fashioned as you might think. It reduces false positives and customer churn. It also helps artificial intelligence-driven fraud-screening systems get smarter. Manual review can even work for merchants like digital content providers that need to make real-time order decisions.

In part one of this series, I wrote about how manual review can increase revenue and strengthen customer relationships. I also wrote about how false positives cost merchants far more than completed card-not-present fraud, and drive away up to 80 percent of rejected customers.

Now let's look at what you need for a real-time manual review program to reduce false declines without slowing down decisions. Real-time manual review requires some resources and expertise that not all merchants may have in-house. Merchants that can't implement the programs described here may want to outsource them. Read more: mytotalretail.com

Amazon's Home Surveillance Patent & Service Coming
Patent papers describe a future in which Amazon customers order drones to hover around a home and scan for things such as a garage door left open, a broken window, graffiti or a fire.

As Amazon envisions, a customer can have a package delivered by drone and then instruct the unmanned aerial vehicle to conduct a "surveillance action," the authors of the patent wrote

When the drone detects something awry, a text message or telephone call can be sent to the homeowner or to local authorities.

"An alert may be provided to multiple recipients, such as a service provider (such as a security provider), an operator, a user, or a municipal entity such [as] a police or fire department," the patent materials say. npr.org

Google Wants a Piece of the Ecommerce Marketplace
Google's redesigned version of Google Shopping brings its online marketplace center stage. But can the new platform-which merges Google Shopping with the company's existing retail marketplace, Google Express-compete with the likes of Walmart, eBay and Amazon?

On the Google Shopping platform, consumers will be able to add items to a universal shopping cart across Google Search, Images and YouTube-and then seamlessly check out using a Google account. At the same time, Google has introduced Discovery ads, which expands its ad offerings across these same channels.

While Google has some clout in this space, it's not nearly as powerful as Amazon, according to a January 2019 survey conducted by ecommerce platform Salsify. While 78% of US digital shoppers consider Amazon their favorite place to buy and shop, just 26% said the same about Google or another search engine. emarketer.com

Ecommerce boom to add 57,000 warehouses by 2025

Online Retail Provider Shopify Adds Fulfillment Service


St Louis, MO: Thieves steal 2 Sewing Machines valued at $20,000 each
A South County sewing-machine company was robbed in the early hours of Saturday morning, and police are still looking for the suspects responsible. The Heyde Sewing Machine Company, 5451 S. Lindbergh Blvd., was robbed overnight June 15. Two suspects made off with two sewing machines, each worth $20,000.

Karen Warren, the owner of Heyde Sewing, said that she was contacted by police around 8:45 that morning, after police were notified by a driver passing by the store that one of the store's windows had been broken. The suspects broke into the store around 4 a.m., according to the store's security footage. Only two sewing machines, each about 100 pounds, were stolen, a $40,000 total loss.  callnewspapers.com

San Luis Obispo, CA: Police ask for help identify suspected thieves in San Luis Obispo stores
The San Luis Obispo Police Department is searching for two people suspected of thousands of dollars in theft.
On Sunday, a man and women allegedly stole two wallets from shoppers in the Froom Ranch area, police said. According to post, the suspects used the stolen creditcards to "purchased thousands of dollars of merchandise from Dick's Sporting Goods, Target, Best Buy, Apple, and Vons."  ksby.com

Franklin, TN: Two Kohl's Shoplifters Arrested for $1,600 Felony Theft & Resisting Officers
At 5:30 pm, Franklin Police were called to Kohl's after security saw 21-year-old Damon Walker and Jamiesha Hodges, 27, both of Nashville, stuffing large amounts of merchandise into bags. Officers were waiting outside and attempted to speak with the couple after they left the store with stolen merchandise. Walker fled on foot and was captured after a short chase. Hodges was arrested as she tried getting into her car in the Kohl's parking lot. Walker and Hodges were both charged with Felony Theft, Resisting Arrest, and Drug Possession. Walker was also charged with Evading Arrest and Possession of Burglary Tools. Hodges picked up an additional charge for Driving on a Suspended License. Franklin Police recovered more than $1,600 in merchandise that the two had stolen.  williamsonsource.com

Framingham, MA: Woman steals total of $1,400 of merchandise from Target; hit store 2 days in a row

Manatee County, FL: Sheriff's Deputies arrest career criminal for $650 felony theft from Target

Napa, CA: Grab & Run at Calvin Klein outlet ends in high-speed chase with Police


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Shootings & Deaths

St Louis, MO: Police Officer fatally shot responding to a Bad Check investigation, suspect in custody
A police officer was fatally shot Sunday afternoon while answering a call about a customer trying to cash a bad check at Clay's Wellston Food Market Restaurant, North County Police Cooperative Chief John Buchannan confirmed. The officer has been identified as Michael Langsdorf, 40, who had worked for the cooperative for three months. A suspect is in custody and a gun has been recovered, Buchannan said outside Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where Langsdorf had been taken after the shooting. Langsdorf was called to the market, 6250 Page Avenue, around 4:30 p.m. to investigate a bad check complaint, Buchannan said. About 5 minutes later, a radio call went out for an officer down. The person who tried to cash a bad check is the suspect in the shooting, police said. Most of the confrontation was caught by a store surveillance camera near the counter. It showed that the encounter lasted 1 minute, 16 seconds, according to a source familiar with the investigation.  stltoday.com

North Attleboro, MA: Shopping mall shooter suspect found dead
The suspect in last weekend's homicide outside a North Attleboro shopping center has been found dead in the woods in Charlestown. A warrant was issued Sunday charging Fregeolle with murder, following a deadly shooting at Fashion Crossing Plaza in North Attleboro. Officials say Fregeolle shot and killed 37-year-old Brandi Berg while she was in her car in the parking lot of the plaza. Berg was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, where she was pronounced deceased. After a massive manhunt, authorities searched deep in the woods of Francis Carter Preserve in Charlestown Sunday evening after 32-year-old Steven Fregeolle's car was found parked in the area.  abc6.com

Dover, DE: Four Teens Allegedly Shot Officers With BB Guns at Dover Mall
Four teenagers are in police custody, after one of the teens fired a BB gun at officers Saturday afternoon, according to Dover police. Police said the officers responded to the Dover Mall after receiving a call that the group of teens refused to leave the property. According police, when police arrived on the scene, they found the four teens riding on their bicycles. As police drove past the teens, that's when police say one of the teens started shooting at the officers' cars, causing minor damage. The four teenagers were able to get away, but after a brief chase, Dover Police report they were able to catch the group. Police say they found three BB guns belonging to the four teenagers.  wboc.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Peoria, IL: Teen Arrested On 28 Burglary Charges
A 17-year-old Peoria teenager faces 28 counts of burglary dating back to January after his latest alleged incident. Peoria Police Lt. Michael Boland said officers responded to Wal-Mart on N. University, around 1:25 a.m. Friday. Boland said the teenager forcibly entered the store by smashing through the glass front doors. Boland said an investigation led them to believe the teen is connected to 29 other burglaries across Peoria. The collective damage caused by breaking glass windows and doors at various businesses passes $100,000.  peoriapublicradio.org

Chico, CA: 22 arrested by Police Street Crimes team during fourth week of operation

Las Vegas, NV: Teenage Burglar arrested for the theft of 90 firearms

Bolingbrook, IL: Police Investigate Brazen Smash-and-Grab Burglaries in 1 night

London, England: Police manhunt after 30 Rolex watches stolen from Regent Street store

Lincoln, NE: Four quick-change scams reported at Lincoln businesses


Dayton, OH: Findlay Market Vendor Convicted of $3.4 Million in Food Stamp Fraud
A husband and wife and their Findlay Market vendor have all been convicted of food stamp fraud. A jury returned the verdict today of guilty on all 25 counts following a two-week trial before U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Rose. The defendants caused more than 195,000 individual SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) transactions to be completed by Busch's Country Corner, totaling more than $5.4 million. According to witness testimony at trial, approximately 64 percent, or $3.4 million, of those SNAP transactions were fraudulent. justice.gov

Oregon City, OR: Man gets 5 years for armed robbery at Rite Aid

Hall County, GA: Man given 19 months in custody in smash-and-grab burglary case



AT&T - Bedford, IN - Burglary
Auto Parts - Beaumont, TX - Burglary
CVS - Charleston, SC - Armed Robbery
CVS - Silver Springs, MD - Armed Robbery
CVS - Tucson, AZ - Armed Robbery
Candy - Wilton Manors, FL - Burglary
Cellphone - Phoenix, AZ - Burglary
Clothing - Napa, CA - Robbery
Dollar General - South Point, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - De Soto, MO - Burglary
Gas Station - South Orange, NJ - Robbery
Grocery - San Jose, CA - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Brick Township, NJ - Burglary
Guns - Columbia, MO - Burglary
Liquor - Birmingham, AL - Robbery
Restaurant -Los Angeles County, CA - Armed Robbery (Jack in Box)
Restaurant - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery (Sonic)
Restaurant - Harrison, OH - Burglary
Restaurant - Anne Arundel County, MD - Armed Robbery (Checkers)
Restaurant -Bolingbrook, IL - Burglary (Ice Cream)
Restaurant - Bolingbrook, IL - Burglary (Mexican)
Restaurant - Bolingbrook, IL - Burglary (Bakery)
Restaurant - Bolingbrook, IL - Burglary (Subway)
Sewing Machine - St Louis, MO - Burglary
Walmart - Peoria, IL - Burglary
7-Eleven - Lee County, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Glen Burnie, MD - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
13 robberies
14 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed





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Proactive approach to preventing losses/injuries whether they are to our employees, third parties or customers valuables. They include cash in transit, auto losses or injuries...
Regional Asset Protection Manager
Metro DC/Northern VA

The Regional Asset Protection and Safety Manager will lead the Region in shrink reduction and profit maximization efforts...
Regional Asset Protection Manager
The Regional Asset Protection and Safety Manager will lead the Region in shrink reduction and profit maximization efforts...

Regional Asset Protection Manager
New York, NY

You will be key in assessing and reporting AP vulnerabilities, developing strategies to address vulnerabilities, have a high attention to detail and use critical thinking and good judgment to help make decisions and formulate solutions to work-related concerns...

Regional Asset Protection Manager
Denver, CO

You will be key in assessing and reporting AP vulnerabilities, developing strategies to address vulnerabilities, have a high attention to detail and use critical thinking and good judgment to help make decisions and formulate solutions to work-related concerns...

Field Loss Prevention Manager
Dallas, TX

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



Security Industry Specialists, Inc. provides unique security solutions to some of the most successful names in business. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, designer brands, international events, celebrities, and high-profile executives.

We are currently looking for an experienced LP Specialist - Undercover/Plain Clothes.

● Conduct undercover surveillance to detect and apprehend shoplifters
● Recover assets and/or make safe apprehensions
● Must be able to communicate with all levels of staff and management
● Get to create your schedule with your Supervisor

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