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2019 GLPS - Group LP Selfies

Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
Building Industry Pride - One Team Selfie at a Time

Luxottica Retail's West AP Team

Raul Ramirez says goodbye to Luxottica Retail after 14 years of LP/AP leadership

Pictured (front row, left to right): Martha Skokowski, Raul Ramirez & Trenine Moss
Pictured (back row, left to right):
Ricci Cahoy, Jay Andrus, Eddie Sosa, Mark Flores & Mohammed N.

After an amazing 14 year run, I say goodbye to Luxottica Retail. I feel very blessed to have worked with some amazing people and looking forward to seeing Luxottica's continued success. A big shout out to this special group, The West AP Team, that I consider family! You Rock!

-Raul Ramirez

Read about Raul's new senior position at Yum! Brands in the Moving Up column below 





David Collins, CFI promoted to Director of Loss Prevention
for Signet Jewelers

David has been with Signet Jewelers since 2003, first starting as Regional LP Manager and a few years later promoted to Senior Manager of LP. He's also held other loss prevention roles throughout his over 20 years in the industry including LP Regional Manager at Guess, Regional Director of LP for Ames Department Stores, LP District Manager for Office Depot and LP District Manager/LP Manager for Jamesway Corporation. David earned his Bachelors of Arts in Administration of Justice from University of Pittsburgh. Congratulations David!

Michael Zambrano promoted to Profit Protection Sr. Manager
for Best Buy

Previously, Michael was the Market AP Senior Manager for the electronics retailer, and during his over 22 years there has held various other roles including Area AP Manager, AP Investigator, Corporate Security Manager, SOP Developer, Inventory Manager, Merchandising Manager and LP Supervisor. Michael earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix. Congratulations Michael!

Raul Ramirez named Senior Manager of Asset Protection & Safety
for Yum! Brands

Previously, Raul was the Director of Asset Protection for Luxottica Retail North America for over six years before taking this new role. During his over 14 years there, he was also the Sr. Regional Manager of AP and Regional LP Manager. He's held other asset protection/loss prevention positions including Area LP Manager for Pep Boys, District LP Representative for Smart and Final, and LP Manager for Saks Fifth Avenue. Raul earned his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University - Los Angeles, and his Masters of Arts in Behavioral Science from California State University - Dominguez Hills. Congratulations Raul!

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Video Analytics Expanding
BLS: Workplace Shooting Fatalities Up 26% in 2016
2018 Study - At Least 300 Fatalities Annually

With spate of workplace shootings, offices devote more resources to security, experts say

The days of an open-door policy where employees and visitors could move freely about work premises are over, security experts say.

John Dony, director of the Campbell Institute at the nonprofit National Safety Council. "It was only in the past two or three years when we've seen a much bigger spate of events at office workplaces as well as factory floors has there been a turn in attention to that."

In 2016, nearly 400 people died from bullet wounds at work, an increase of 26% - 83 shootings since 2015.

Companies have focused much of their attention on tightening access through technology like electronic badges and video surveillance, rather than bolstering security with gun-carrying guards, Dony said.

The most secure buildings prevent a familiar lunch vendor from entering a work area, said Robert McCrie, deputy chair of the Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Some buildings have extended monitoring to the elevators, remotely controlling where a visitor can go.

McCrie envisions that technology advancing further. Casinos use video analytics to identify people who are banned from the premises and eventually, retailers and offices will too, he said. northjersey.com

71 Cities Across America Require "Verified" Response to Security Alarms
NBAA: 94% of All Alarms Are False - IACP Says 98%

Some cities have issued fines for a false activation since the late nineties while other ordinances allow a "non-response" when a business or home has had repeated false alarms.

The exception to the rule is when a hold-up, panic or medical emergency alarm is activated.

Other cities have outsourced collection of false alarm fines and consumer education to a company called CryWolf Services.

Other cities have created ordinances that make the alarm company responsible for false alarms and issue fines to the company instead of the alarm user.

False alarms expected to triple in the next five years. privateofficer.com

FBI, ICE find state driver's license photos are a gold mine
for facial-recognition searches

A cache of records shared with The Washington Post reveals that agents are scanning millions of Americans' faces without their knowledge or consent.

Thousands of facial-recognition requests, internal documents and emails over the past five years, obtained through public-records requests by Georgetown Law researchers and provided to The Washington Post, reveal that federal investigators have turned state departments of motor vehicles databases into the bedrock of an unprecedented surveillance infrastructure.

Since 2011, the FBI has logged more than 390,000 facial-recognition searches of federal and local databases, including state DMV databases, the Government Accountability Office said last month, and the records show that federal investigators have forged daily working relationships with DMV officials. In Utah, FBI and ICE agents logged more than 1,000 facial-recognition searches between 2015 and 2017, the records show. Names and other details are hidden, though dozens of the searches are marked as having returned a "possible match." washingtonpost.com

Social Media Attacks on LinkedIn
Tempe, AZ: Starbucks: 6 Police Officers asked to leave - they made 1 customer feel 'unsafe'
Took Corporate the Entire Weekend to Respond - Talk about Slow Response - Media Field Day

Starbucks has apologized. Starbucks has apologized to police in Arizona after six officers said they were asked to leave one of the coffee chain's stores last week because another customer said the officers made them feel unsafe. The incident was brought to light by the Tempe Officers Association, and soon the hashtag #DumpStarbucks started trending on Twitter. But even as some people online voiced concerns about the perceived hostility to law enforcement, others said the encounter highlighted distrust of police in a city where an officer's fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy earlier this year has sparked criticism of police's use of force. washingtonpost.com

Pleasant Prairie, WI: Flash Mob: Gone in 30 seconds, 10 people steal $30,000 of merchandise - North Face store
The mob, all males, quickly took clothes from a rack full of lightweight coats and then rushed to the exit. The theft took place at the North Face store at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets in Wisconsin around 7:45 p.m. on July 1. "Ten black males entered the store and each grabbed as much merchandise as they could carry before running to the cars and leaving the property," said Pleasant Prairie Police Sgt. Aaron Schaffer. theepochtimes.com

Store Closures Up 20% Over Mid-Year '18
12,000 shops could close in 2019 - 7,000 Already Slated
The record year for closings was 2017, with 8,139 shuttered stores. The 25% Tariffs could play a major role. yahoo.com

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2019 June Job Cut Report: Retail Leads All Sectors
Challenger Report Shows Highest First-Half Total Since 2009

Employers announced 41,977 cuts in June, down 28% from the 58,577 cuts announced in May. Despite the monthly drop, June's cuts are 13% higher than the 37,202 cuts announced in June of last year. This is the eleventh consecutive month job cuts are higher than the corresponding month the year prior.

U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 140,577 jobs from their payrolls in the second quarter of this year, down 26% from the 190,410 cuts announced in the first quarter. Despite the drop, Q2 cuts are 34% higher than the 104,800 cuts announced in the same quarter last year.

Last quarter's total is the highest for the second quarter since 2015, when 147,458 cuts were recorded. So far this year, employers have announced plans to cut 330,987 jobs, a 35% increase from the 245,179 cuts announced through the first half of last year. This year marks the highest first-half total since 2009, when 896,675 job cuts were announced.

"Job cuts are trending higher overall. In addition to Retail, we've seen significant cuts in the Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive sectors in recent months," said Challenger.

Retail continues to lead all sectors in 2019 with 53,248 cuts, 7,187 of which occurred in the second quarter. That is 27% fewer cuts than the 73,066 announced in the first half of 2018. challengergray.com

Redefining the Global Store Experience with Self-Checkout
U.S. World's Largest Self-Checkout Market
675,000 Self-Checkouts by 2024

A new report from RBR, the London-based firm which tracks the global self-checkout penetration rate and market shares among equipment providers said self-checkout sales reached a new high in 2018.

More than 80,000 self-checkout units were shipped worldwide last year, as both new users and re-adopters invested in the technology, the firm said in its recently released annual report. Front-end store transformations continue in the U.S., the world's largest self-checkout market, as retailers invest in store environments. Some retailers are installing more units and upgrading older terminals.

Albertsons, which had previously withdrawn self-checkout machines, is rolling out the technology on a larger scale than before, according to RBR. Albertsons recently announced it was implementing Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions' self-checkout systems.

Another notable self-checkout development in the U.S involved Costco. The warehouse club operator disclosed in June that it was testing around 125 self checkout units, reversing a 2013 decision to remove some terminals, according to RBR.

Despite the technology already being well established in Europe, 2018 saw an increase in investment in self-checkout solutions from some of the region's largest grocery players, from hypermarket chains to discounters. France's Carrefour and Germany's Lidl rolled out units in a number of countries, while a range of domestic retailers piloted the technology, including Pyaterochka in Russia and Megamark Group in Italy. Pilots and rollouts continued in Latin America too, where retailers have implemented self-checkout solutions only relatively recently, with activity up in countries including Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Alan Burt who leads RBR's research forecasts the number of global self-checkout installations will reach 675,000 by 2024. retailleader.com

A Message From Byron Smith, ISCPO Chairman
With peak season just around the corner, start thinking about how you and your teams will prepare for this 2019 holiday season. Points to consider:

● Starting your planning early
● Reflect on what worked and what didn't
● Invest time and training in your people
● Review your 3rd party resources
● Focus on increased Ecommerce business
● Leverage technology and be innovative
● Always expect the unexpected

Your continued support is greatly appreciated as we are already planning for the ISCPO 2020 Conference. Mark your calendars for March 4th and 5th to be back again in Dallas, Texas.

If you haven't had a chance to check out our brand-new podcast series, ISCPO 360 Security Podcast where we chat about the latest in supply chain protection with the best in the business. Read more

U.S. DOL: June Jobs Report - 224,000 Jobs Added

U.S. DOL: Tornado Preparedness and Response

7-Eleven Testing Scan and Pay With Smartphones System

Austin, TX passes city ordinance allowing homeless sleeping on sidewalks

Quarterly Results
7-Eleven Q1 U.S. comp's up 3.4%, Seven & I Q1 total revenue down 0.2%


Gatekeeper Live Webinar
Self-checkout in Retailing:
Understanding the Risk and Managing the Problem

with Adrian Beck, Emeritus Professor, University of Leicester
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 | 2 PM - 3 PM EDT

As retailers continue to invest in developing ever more 'frictionless' shopping environments, the use of a range of self-checkout technologies is becoming ever more conspicuous across a broader range of retail formats. While undoubtedly offering both retailers and consumers a range of potential benefits, these technologies have also been found to negatively impact upon retail losses.

This Webinar brings together the latest research on not only the scale and extent of the problem of self-scan-related losses but also the emerging strategies and approaches that may help retailers to begin to manage them more effectively. Focusing particularly upon the role video technologies might play in controlling self-scan losses, this Webinar will provide detailed and thought-provoking insights into an increasingly important part of the rapidly developing retail landscape.

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Disaster recovery readiness is essential for hybrid and multi-cloud strategies
Of the respondents who had implemented a hybrid or multi-cloud strategy, which was just over half of the respondent group, 87% considered it to be an important part of their disaster recovery readiness. The ability to shift workloads from one cloud to another was a key factor, with 34% of those who have done so citing disaster recovery as the motivation.

Use of the cloud within a disaster recovery plan offers many benefits, including reliability and cost efficiency, as there is no need to invest in infrastructure that may never be used.

Cloud resources can be offsite, mitigating the risk of a disaster affecting the main office location, and can be accessed (and paid for) only as needed. A multi-cloud disaster recovery strategy offers additional peace of mind that critical systems and data will remain easily accessible when needed.

Although hybrid and multi-cloud deployments are widely acknowledged as good practice, IT professionals highlight complexity, training gaps and lack of internal resources in their hesitancy to deploy using multiple clouds. Nevertheless, more than half the respondents were operating in a multi-cloud environment, with nearly one in ten using five or more clouds within their organizations.

"What we're hearing from customers, and is consistent with our survey findings, is that they're looking for ways to simplify and streamline their cloud deployment and management," said Ziad Lammam, vice president of product management for Teradici. helpnetsecurity.com

7-Eleven Japan Shuts Down Mobile Payment After $500K Stolen
7-Eleven Japan recently launched a mobile payments feature on its 7Pay app which enabled customers to simply scan a barcode in the app and charge a linked credit or debit card. Merely a week after this was announced, the feature has been pulled after a vulnerability in the app allowed hackers to steal $500,000 from users through bogus charges. Hackers apparently automated their attack and were able to target around 900 people for just over $500,000. ubergizmo.com

Kroll Expanding Their Global Cyber Resiliency & Incident Response Solutions
Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, a global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident response solutions, announced that it has expanded its cyber security offerings with the addition of
Enex Carbon, a regional leader in cyber security management, governance and risk services and a pioneer of Security Culture as a Service (SCaaS), based in Melbourne, Australia.

Enex Carbon's expertise and proprietary technology also broadens the scope and scalability of Kroll's offerings, particularly as they align with Kroll's vision of providing clients with end-to-end cyber resiliency solutions, from detection and response to remediation, restoration and hardening.

British Airways faces $230 million fine over data theft

Websites go down worldwide due to Cloudflare outage



'Inside the LPRC IMPACT Conference' 2018
An Eight-Episode Series Presented by Sensormatic

Assessing The Real-World Impact of LP Efforts
The LPRC Delivers Evidence-Based Solutions and Actionable Results

Introduction with Gus Downing

Science - Practice - Results
The Value - The Expectations - The Industry Impact

Filmed at the University of Florida in Gainesville at the Loss Prevention Research Council's 2018 IMPACT Conference, Gus Downing, Publisher & Editor of the D&D Daily, introduces LPNN's 2nd LPRC video series.

In Season 1, we focused on who and what the LPRC is all about, and how they drive a scientific model for the retail LP/AP industry that delivers actionable results.

In this 2nd series, we'll hear from its members - the LP executives and solution providers themselves - taking a look behind-the-scenes and learning how the LPRC is, in fact, driving real-world results and how they're using their membership to increase performance, develop their teams, drive technology/product improvements, and increase store safeness.

IMPACT is a two-day event designed to help participants better understand how they can use research approaches to help reduce crime and loss, and increase sales. Each session is designed to provide value, education and participation.

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Amazon's Headache - Minnesota Fulfillment Center
Plans to Strike on Prime Day

The work stoppage at the Shakopee, Minnesota, facility would last six hours on July 15, the first day of the now 48-hour online sale. A "handful" of Amazon engineers also plan to fly to the state to demonstrate with the striking workers, according to Bloomberg.

Workers at the facility have asked for more permanent jobs and for reduced productivity quotas on fulfillment center quotas. One of the employees organizing the strike told Bloomberg that workers want to discuss what goes into making Amazon's e-commerce business model possible and "put pressure on Amazon to protect us and provide safe, reliable jobs."

By the end of 2018, Amazon had 647,500 full-time and part-time employees (the company does not break down the precise mix of full-time and part-time workers in its fulfillment centers). The company indicated in its most recent 10-K that its U.S. employees are not organized or unionized. For years in financial filings, the company has said simply, "We consider our employee relations to be good." retaildive.com

Grubhub Denies Allegations Of 'Fake' Web Domains
Delivery giant Grubhub has been accused of creating websites for restaurants without their permission and trying to squeeze extra commission from it, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

The company's Chief Executive Matt Maloney called the allegations "outright false," saying that according to the terms and conditions, the company was allowed to purchase web domains and create websites advertising the restaurants it used.

It was recently reported that Grubhub registered around 23,000 web domains without the consent of restaurant owners. The move was perceived as an attempt to get a larger share of commissions and to block restaurants from building their own online presence.

"We do not set up websites without the permission of a restaurant," Maloney wrote in an email to employees, according to the Times report. "We had a very clear provision in every one of our restaurant contracts saying we would provide this service to bring them more orders." pymnts.com

Walmart's e-commerce biz is reportedly racking up $1 billion in losses
and that's only one problem it has

While Walmart has been making investments - like buying Jet.com for $3.3 billion - to try to compete with Jeff Bezos' behemoth, it's been a drag on the big-box business' profitability. So much so that Walmart is now projecting losses of over $1 billion for its U.S. e-commerce division, helmed by Marc Lore, this year, on sales of between $21 billion and $22 billion, according to a report by Vox, citing discussions with multiple sources familiar with those financials.

Frustration has been growing within Walmart as these losses on Lore's team mount, the report said. And now the company is reportedly pressuring Lore's team to sell off some of the digitally native brands it's acquired in an attempt to amass more inventory and gain the expertise of younger, e-commerce leaders.

Vox reported Bonobos, Modcloth and plus-sized fashion brand Eloquii - which it bought last year - are still unprofitable.

And the report said Walmart won't make any more acquisitions of digitally native brands for at least the next year, citing three sources, "barring an incredible acquisition opportunity that is just too good to pass up."

The company also recently announced a major overhaul at Jet, taking steps to more fully integrate the e-commerce platform into its own business. As part of the changes, Jet president Simon Belsham is expected to leave the company in August, with that role dissolving entirely. cnbc.com

Marketplace facilitator laws are now in effect in seven more states

Newegg hatches online promotion to rival Prime Day

Consumers Are Not Happy With Their E-Commerce Delivery Experience


Elizabethton, TN: Serial Lowe's shoplifting suspect hits another Tri-Cities store
Authorities are searching for a man suspected of shoplifting at multiple Lowe's stores in the Tri-Cities region. According to an Elizabethton Police report, the 'unknown male subject' most recently got away with merchandise from the Lowe's store. The suspect was spotted at the store on both June 30th and July 2nd. An earlier Elizabethton Police report, filed June 11, listed two male suspects shoplifted from the store on June 1st, about 9:30 p.m. The report lists similar incidents at the West Kingsport Lowe's on May 27, Johnson City Lowe's on May 29, Jonesborough Lowe's on June 1st and a second incident at the Kingsport store on June 10. In a report from Elizabethton Police, the suspect pictured in this article was caught on camera on June 30 and July 2, stealing DEWALT Power Tools sets. In Jonesborough, police said three people have been arrested in Newport, Tennessee. Police said the suspects have made day-trips into the region, then depart for North Carolina. wjhl.com

Guilford County, NC: Dollar General Robbery Gang on the Loose
Dollar Generals and similar stores have been popping up all over Guilford County in recent years and that's made them a convenient target for thieves. The Guilford County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help catching three thieves in back-to-back Dollar General robberies. rhinotimes.com

Chicago, IL: Police investigating 8 Grab & Run thefts
Chicago police are warning Near North Side businesses of eight retail thefts reported in June and July. In each incident multiple people walked into retail stores, loaded items into bags and left the stores on foot, according to a community alert from Chicago police. Each incident happened in the 400 block of North Michigan Avenue between June 5 and July 1 at all times of the day, police said. Police believe that up to nine people may be involved in the thefts. wbbm780.radio.com

Lynnwood, WA: Burglars steal 20 to 30 Wedding Gowns from Bridal Shop; valued at over $30,000

Houston, TX: Man wanted in theft of $3,000 worth of shorts

Folsom, CA: Suspect arrested with $1,000 of sweets stolen from Safeway

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Shootings & Deaths

Greenville County, SC: Coroner identifies man killed in shooting inside Walmart
A man has been charged in the deadly shooting at a Greenville County Walmart on Friday, according to Greenville County deputies. Braylon Lamar Morris, 33, was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, deputies said. When deputies arrived, they found a man who had been shot at least once. The victim died at the scene, deputies said. On Saturday, the coroner identified the victim as Michael Jason Deck, 45. Deck died from gunshot wounds to the head and chest, the coroner said. Investigators said this was an isolated shooting; preliminary information revealed Morris and the victim were familiar with each other and the shooting was a result of a dispute. wyff4.com

Peoria, AZ: 17 year old killed inside Circle K by man released
from prison 2 days prior

Peoria Police say 27-year-old Michael Adams walked up to her son, 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin, as he stood at the soda machine inside a Circle K. Then police say Adams slit the teen's throat from behind. According to detectives, Adams said he felt threatened by the Rap music Al-Amin listened to in his car. Adams said anyone who listens to Rap is a threat to him and the community. His attorney says he suffers from mental illness and didn't have any medication when he was released from prison on Tuesday. fox10phoenix.com

Union Gap, WA: Three juveniles in custody in connection to stabbing death
inside Macy's in Valley Mall

Union Gap Police Chief Greg Cobb said the three juvenile males are persons of interest in Saturday's homicide at the Valley Mall. Police responded about 4:35 p.m. to reports of a stabbing in the upper-level bathroom of Macy's, Cobb said. The persons of interest fled to the nearby Rite Aid at 2519 Main St. before being taken into custody, Cobb said. Cobb said the 16-year-old boy suffered a single stab wound to the abdomen and appeared to be deceased when he was dropped off at a local hospital. yaktrinews.com

North Versailles, PA: Woman in Critical Condition following shooting inside Walmart
A 25-year-old woman who is in critical condition after being shot Friday in the Walmart said she got caught up in her cousin's "beef," according to court records. The 25-year-old and another woman jumped 22-year-old Rojanai Alston from behind in the store's electronics department around 9:30 p.m. The two attacked Ms. Alston and pulled her hair. Police said a man with Ms. Alston tried to break up the fight. Ms. Alston pulled a pistol from her purse and shot four times at the two women - who have not been identified - as they ran in separate directions. She chased the 25-year-old down, shooting her in the upper left leg and hand. Ms. Alston has been charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault. cbslocal.com

San Bruno, CA: Arrest made in The Shops at Tanforan mall shooting
Police have arrested one of two teenagers they say opened fire at a San Francisco Bay Area shopping mall, wounding two people. San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini announced the arrest Saturday of a 16-year-old San Francisco boy on suspicion of attempted murder. A 15-year-old boy described as acting in concert with the shooter also was arrested. Police are searching for the other shooting suspect, identified as 18-year-old Deandre Gantt of San Francisco. Police say two groups got into an argument last Tuesday at The Shops at Tanforan. One person in each group pulled a gun and opened fire. abc10.com

San Antonio, TX: 2 injured when security guard drops gun, gun goes off
Two women were injured Sunday after a security guard dropped his firearm while trying to put grocery carts back, police said. Authorities were called to the Culebra Meat Market just before 4 p.m. after the gun went off. "As (the security guard) was pushing the carts, his belt came open, gun fell to the ground and a shot went off, hit the ground. What we're thinking now is (the bullet) ricocheted and hit two women that were shopping," said San Antonio police Sgt. Ralph Salazar. ksat.com

Birmingham, AL: Dollar General employee shot during Sunday holdup

Washington, DC: 4 shot outside 7-Eleven in Southeast during violent weekend in DC

Cordee, GA: Locals want C-Store closed after a victim was shot outside store; history of past violence


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Plantation, FL: Restaurant Gas Explosion near LA Fitness injures 23 people
Just before noon Saturday, the former Pizzafire restaurant blew after what authorities suspect was a gas leak. Firefighters dug through the former pizza shop's remains Saturday looking for anyone trapped in the wreckage. They found none. Businesses immediately next door were destroyed, including a computer education center and a pediatric dental office. The shockwave blew out windows in businesses farther away and knocked fixtures from the walls. sun-sentinel.com

Tinley Park, IL: Burglary Crew Hits 7 stores on 4th Of July
A known burglary crew hit two Tinley Park strip malls in a Fourth of July smash-and-grab Thursday night, breaking windows and stealing cash from seven businesses, including a sandwich shop, an ice cream parlor and a dry cleaner. The strips malls are located at 171st Street and 80th Avenue and at 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue. Jimmy John's, Pine Cleaners, Plush Horse are among the seven burglarized Thursday night, Tinley Park police said. patch.com

New York, NY: Instead of arresting a woman accused of shoplifting, these NYPD Officers paid for her groceries
Three New York City police officers were working on the Fourth of July when they decided to stop by a Manhattan Whole Foods supermarket. Security guards told the cops a woman was shoplifting groceries - and officers are now getting massive praise for their generous response. everythinglubbock.com

Dennis Rodman to Avoid Charges from May's 'Heist' of Yoga Studio Clothing
A spokesperson for the Orange County District Attorney's office told TMZ that "No case has been submitted on Rodman," adding that "they don't anticipate receiving one from the Newport Beach PD." bleacherreport.com

Del City, OK: Stolen Blue Bell truck recovered in with ice cream untouched

Westbury, NY: Good Samaritans catch shoplifter who attacks 7-Eleven employee

West Valley, UT: 15 shops at Azteca Swap Meet burglarized



Barber Shop - Axton, VA - Armed Robbery
Bridal Shop - Lynnwood, WA - Burglary
C-Store - Fairfield, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Troy, NY - Robbery
C-Store - Dothan, AL - Burglary
C-Store - Baltimore County, MD - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Erie, PA - Burglary
C-Store - Evansville, IN - Armed Robbery
CVS - Andover, NY - Armed Robbery
Cellphone Store - Atlanta, GA - Armed Robbery
Clothing Store - Bloomington, IN - Burglary
Dollar General - Birmingham, AL - Armed Robbery/ employee shot, wounded
Dollar General - Brunswick, GA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Salisbury, NC - Armed Robbery
Dry Cleaner - Tinley Park, IL - Burglary
Gas Station - Caseyville, IL - Robbery/ Assault
Home Depot - North Haven, CT - Armed Robbery
Hotel - Miami Township, OH - Armed Robbery
Jewelry Store - Mesquite, TX - Armed Robbery
Jewelry Store - Gilroy, CA - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Florence, AL - Robbery
Liquor Store - Milwaukee, WI - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - South San Francisco, CA - Robbery
Liquor Store - Tulsa, OK - Burglary
Marijuana Store -Olympia, WA- Armed Robbery
Marshall's - Rehoboth, DE - Robbery/ Assault on LP
Pawn Shop - Wichita, KS - Burglary
Pharmacy - Claremont, CA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Columbus, OH - Robbery (Subway)
Restaurant - Tinley Park, IL - Burglary (Jimmy John's)
Restaurant - Hamilton County, OH - Robbery (Papa Johns)
Restaurant - Port Aransas, TX - Burglary
Restaurant - Washington, MO - Burglary
Restaurant - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Maries County, MO - Armed Robbery/shooting
Sprint - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery
Swap Meet - West Valley, UT - Burglary
7-Eleven - Towson, MD - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Falls Township, PA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Newark, DE - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Stafford, VA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
31 robberies
12 burglaries
2 shootings
0 killed




Ken English named Senior Internal Theft & Fraud Investigator for PetSmart
Patrick Crane promoted to ORC Investigator for Macy's Inc.
Stephen Kemp named Audit, Security & LP Manager for City Plumbing
Xavier Rogers named Regional LP Manager for GUESS? Inc.
Juan Rodriguez named Retail AP Manager for American Girl
Kyle Rodefer promoted to DC AP Area Manager for Walmart
Michael Ibarra, CFI named AP District Leader for Rite Aid
Amir A promoted to ORC Investigator for TJX Canada/Winners Merchants International LP
Mario Barrientos promoted to ORC Associate Investigator - Marmaxx National Task Force for TJX Companies
Carl Rice promoted to EMEA Investigations Manager for Amazon (UK)
Kaitlyn Peabody promoted to ORC Investigator for TJX Companies
Briana Robinson promoted to District AP Manager for Stein Mart
Collin Davis named Market AP Manager for Meijer
Carolina Donneys named District LP Manager for Charlotte Russe

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Sacramento or Hayward, CA

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...

District Loss Prevention Manager
Las Vegas, NV/Phoenix, AZ

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...

District Loss Prevention Manager
Baltimore, MD/Northern VA

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...

District Loss Prevention Manager
Rochester or Syracuse, NY

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...



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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Easiest Job in The World
Giving Advice & Sounding Like a Guru or Dalai Lama

As long as you're well read on the subject, have some battle scars, experienced some major loses, have won more than you've lost, and have the ability and humility to admit and know your mistakes then you can sound great giving advice.

The real issue - the real key is being able to react fast on your feet when the heat is on. That's the challenge for everybody regardless of what you hear in the movies or on TV or where ever.

Very, very few people have the ability to instantly respond during the heat of a verbal battle with a response that not only shuts them down but also allows them to win if needed or just proves your point.

Most try to change the direction, switch blame to another person or modify the subject and avoid the conflict.

The good ones, they back off a little, even physically, and apply those disarming skills that are the hot topic right now. 

If you can modify them slightly, shroud them behind active listening, and buy time for another day. Then you delay the ninth inning for a time when you're ready.

The really good ones know that if something becomes a verbal battle then its usually been building up in that other person for some time and they've already had the conversation in their heads or maybe even with another colleague. And the only way out usually is to buy time, hear every word so you can replay it accurately and find the point or two - or reason that sparked it. Because some times it isn't what started it.

And the great ones usually know it when they're walking up to it, before the battle even starts.

With the point being - giving advice is easy - playing the game and winning is hard - the key is knowing what you're walking into and when nothing works just buy time and wait for another day, which fits the old expression - Lose with dignity - Win with humility.

Just a Thought,

Gus Downing

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