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Several countries issue travel alerts for United States amid
growing racial tensions

AFTER decades of issuing travel warnings to its citizens overseas, America is experiencing the shoe on the other foot.

But now four countries, two of them from the Middle East, have dispatched tourist warnings for the US as civil unrest fuelled by two more fatal shootings of black men by police last week continues to escalate.
The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and New Zealand have told travelers to steer clear of protests and large crowds because of the high potential for violence.

Bahamas Tells Young Men To Exercise Caution With U.S. Police. news.com.au

Dallas was a Ghost Town Friday & Saturday
Downtown Dallas Stores Reopened Saturday, City Remains on Edge
After Shooting

Neiman Marcus reopened its downtown store Saturday with memorials in the windows and at its store at NorthPark Center. But downtown remained eerily quiet following the sniper attack on police during a protest Thursday evening.

Nerves were jittery given the bomb threat Friday evening at the Manor House apartments downtown and a threat to the Dallas Police Department at 4 p.m. on Saturday left officials on high alert. "Right now a SWAT team is headed to the Dallas Police headquarters,"

Stores in downtown Dallas had closed Friday, as well as Neiman's headquarters, following the attack Thursday.

Out of respect for the lives lost and to ensure the safety of our associates and customers, the Neiman Marcus corporate offices and the Downtown store will be closed today," said Karen Katz, president and chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Group, on Friday. wwd.com

Activists call for boycott of major retailers
BLM protests continue nationwide with arrests, injuries

A prominent Black Lives Matter activist, three journalists and more than 120 other people were taken into custody in Louisiana over the weekend, authorities said Sunday, in connection with protests over the fatal shooting of an African-American man by two white police officers in Baton Rouge.

On Saturday night and into early Sunday, the police arrested hundreds of demonstrators in San Francisco; New York; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, including DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist in the Black Lives Matter movement. In Phoenix, officers used pepper spray to disperse crowds.

In St. Paul, protesters angered by the killing of Philando Castile in nearby Falcon Heights shut down an Interstate highway for hours. At least 20 officers were injured as people threw rocks, bottles and bricks, the police said.

On Sunday, some activists began circulating a message asking blacks around the country to boycott major retailers and to deposit $100 into a black-owned bank as a means of economically stopping the "slaughtering of black lives."
ocregister.com

Economic boycott of Baton Rouge malls, Walmart called for by black leaders
A group of black leaders is calling for a limited boycott of the malls in Baton Rouge, as well as Wal-Mart stores, in hopes of compelling business leaders to lean on authorities to arrest the two officers implicated in the shooting death of Alton Sterling. Calling for the boycott are leaders of the local NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Nation of Islam. The boycott was set to end midnight Sunday.

They had planned to hold an 11 a.m. Friday news conference at the Mall of Louisiana, but the venue changed after mall officials warned that organizers would be arrested if they came on the premises, they claimed. They relocated to the Triple S Food Mart on North Foster Drive, where Sterling was shot and which has been the scene of protests, memorials and news conferences all week.

The Rev. Reginald Pitcher, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Louisiana chapter, advocated for a three-day "selective buying campaign" aimed at pressuring Baton Rouge leaders to take action against two city police officers implicated in the Tuesday morning fatal shooting of Sterling, 37, in front of the Triple S Food Mart on North Foster Drive. "The reason we chose the two malls and Wal-Mart is because that is where most of our people shop," said the Rev. Reginald Pitcher, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference president for Louisiana. "So if we withdraw our financial support there, the people downtown will feel the pain we're feeling here." theadvocate.com businessreport.com


REPORT July 9th: Baton Rouge-area Walmarts pull firearms off shelves
In anticipation of potential violence by agitators against the police, Baton Rouge, Louisiana-area Walmarts have reportedly removed firearms from their shelves.  theamericanmirror.com

Baton Rouge: Dozens arrested at protest, police say protesters threw concrete

Texas Open-Carry Laws Blurred Lines Between Suspects and Marchers

Dallas: 7-Eleven store looted downtown after attack


California bill sets in motion protections from tree nut cargo thefts
Cargo Theft Task Force Coming

The Senate Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to advance a bill that is intended to combat truck theft with an emphasis on high-value agricultural loads. The bill, AB2805, awaits further consideration on the Senate floor. If approved there, it would advance to the governor's desk. Assembly lawmakers already approved it with unanimous consent.

Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Riverbank, says there were 158 cargo theft incidents one year ago. The thefts resulted in more than $18.7 million in financial losses - more than any other state.

Olsen adds that local law enforcement agencies do not have jurisdictional authority, investigative facilities, or data systems to appropriately address the state's cargo theft problem.

In an effort to address the issue, Olsen's bill would create an 18-county task force to develop and adopt standards for detecting and tracking theft. landlinemag.com

Starbucks to Raise Wages Up to 15%
Effective October 3, employees in its company-operated stores will receive an increase in base pay of 5% or more. The pay increase will range depending on geographic region and market factors. The company also said it would double the annual stock award for employees who reach two years of continuous service with the company. The combination of the changes will result in overall compensation increases between 5% and 15%, the company said.  wsj.com

Pet Valu & Pet Supermarket become Pet Retail Brands
The 3rd largest Pet Store Co. in NA

Two mid-sized U.S. and Canadian chains are joining forces to create the third-largest pet specialty retailer and the largest small format, neighborhood specialty pet retailer in North America. With a combined 935 stores they'll maintain their two corporate locations in Markham, Ontario and Sunrise, Florida. chainstoreage.com

Toys R Us post Manager, Asset Protection Investigations position in
Greater New York City area

The Global Resource Center Investigations Manager has primary responsibility for leading eCommerce and GRC investigations and the National Investigation Centers. This position functions in partnership with the AP field and GRC team, as well as cross functional teams such as Digital, Finance, Customer Service, HR and Legal. The position reports directly to the Manager of AP Data and Analytics. The GRCIM supervises the National Investigation Center analysts.

Leads eCommerce fraud investigations program, including the identification, case development, and appropriate follow up with AP field and law enforcement partners for resolution. linkedin.com
 
Gucci posts Security & Crisis Director position in New York, NY
The Security & Crisis Director will be accountable for organizing and directing the deployment of cost-efficient, effective security loss prevention and risk management strategies designed to safeguard business interests, information, people and property.

Responsible for all security operations in Americas including the safeguarding of corporate, retail and supply chain facilities, staff assets, visitors and
Establish and maintain seamless interface with GUCCI Americas management and operations.
Provide primary direct security support to GUCCI operations in Americas.
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Director, Walt Disney World Security, Lake Buena Vista, United States
The Director will lead and inspire an innovative world-class security organization responsible for millions of guests, thousands of cast members, company assets, along with the Walt Disney Company's long standing reputation of excellence in family entertainment in the hospitality industry. He/she will serve as one of two WDW Security Directors responsible for leading all security strategies, planning and operations for the Walt Disney World Resort site including Security Operations, Investigations, Access Control, Communication Center, Emergency Management, Background Checks, and K-9 teams. The Director will report to the Vice President of Security for the Walt Disney World Resort.  disneycareers.com
 
LPRC Hosting Violent Crime Summit in Houston on July 27th
Multiple retail organizations are reporting violent robbery and parking lot crime is increasing against them. The Loss Prevention Research Council has been asked to facilitate a series of localized summits to organized counter-violence R&D and action. Jacksonville, Houston and Baltimore are the first planned summits.

The LPRC Violent Crime Working Group (VCWG) is bringing together leading retailer LP/AP executives with executive and tactical Law Enforcement professionals to:

1. Use mapping, intelligence and crime event data to visualize and identify Houston-area violent retail crime prevention opportunities (High-impact/risk people, places, methods and times)
2. Establish timely intelligence and crime event notification connections and protocol between LE and LP/AP
3. Determine possible Houston-area crime control R&D initiatives

Due to limited space and several retailers already involved, if any other retailers are interested in possibly participating, they should contact operations@lpresearch.org.



June Same Store Sales Results
    Gap Inc., globally comp's up 2%
    Gap comp's down 1%
    Banana Republic comp's down 4%
    Old Navy comp's up 5%



Last week's #1 article --

'War in Dallas' - Civil Unrest, Horrific Violence Continues
Snipers kill five police officers in Dallas, wound seven others during BLM protest

At least five Dallas police officers were killed and seven others wounded Thursday evening as a protest over recent police shootings was interrupted by chaos - marking the deadliest single attack on law enforcement since Sept. 11, 2001. After a peaceful Black Lives Matter march, the downtown suddenly exploded into violence at around 9 p.m. local time when gunshots echoed through the streets, sending protesters and police officers alike scattering for cover. Authorities said two civilians were also injured during the shooting. Four Dallas Police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer were killed by "snipers" perched atop "elevated positions," officials said. washingtonpost.com

 



 

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Omni Hotels was hit by point-of-sale malware
Omni Hotels & Resorts has reported that point-of-sale systems at some of its properties were hit by malware targeting payment card information. The attack on the systems of the luxury hotel chain follows similar breaches of point-of-sale systems at various hotels and retailers like Hyatt Hotels, Target, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Hilton Worldwide Holdings.

On May 30 this year, it discovered it was hit by malware attacks on its network, affecting specific POS systems on-site at some of its properties. "The malware was designed to collect certain payment card information, including cardholder name, credit/debit card number, security code and expiration date." The chain did not disclose how many of its 60 properties were affected and the likely number of cardholders that could have been affected. csoonline.com

EU to Develop a Global Framework for Cybersecurity
The European Commission announced a Public-Private-Partnership (cPPP) with the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), a multi-business organization including security market players, national authorities and other entities, acting on behalf of the private sector. S21sec is a founding member of ECSO.

As part of its 'Digital Single Market' strategy the EC wants to reinforce cooperation across borders, and between all actors and sectors active in cybersecurity, to help develop innovative and secure technologies for individuals, enterprises, public entities, etc

Today's action plan finds its main roots in the Digital Single Market program, put in place in 2015, and the EU Cybersecurity Strategy, initiated in 2013. The partnership will also include members from national, regional and local public administrations, research centers and academia. yahoo.com

NEC Bringing Facial Recognition Payments To Point Of Sale
Aiming to expand the uses for its biometrics authentication technologies, NEC Corp. recently announced that it has launched a series of trials for cashless payment services that rely on facial recognition technologies. The trials, which started in late June and will be completed at the end of August, are in small shops inside the company's head office building in Tokyo.

NEC isn't the first company to bring facial recognition technology to the retail world. Credit card issuer MasterCard announced it will approve online purchases with a facial scan instead of a password.  pymnts.com
 
Mitigating insider threats - a technical perspective
After people and process, another way to combat the insider threat is from a technology perspective and look at the various devices that can be leveraged to reduce this threat. Developing a formalized insider threat program is becoming essential for all organizations seeking to reduce their risk exposure.

Technology that monitors user behavior. Technologies that monitor and control remote access from all endpoints are important as they provide a more comprehensive view of the organization's enterprise.

Technology that restricts access. Authorizing people only for those network resources required to do their job will help decrease potential data leakage by other parties.

Technology for restricting/monitoring removable media use. Removable media was the vehicle that facilitated the theft of classified information by both Manning and Snowden.

Technology for whitelisting. Whitelisting is a way of ensuring that only those applications and services that are authorized run on an endpoint system.

Best practices toward mitigating data loss is to protect information at its source. Implementing technology solutions at different levels and overlapping functions will best cast a tight-weave security net to catch suspicious behavior prior to a major security incident. csoonline.com

Appeals court overturns Visa/Mastercard swipe fee settlement,
earning industry praise

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York on Thursday overturned a December 2013 approval of the settlement by U.S. District Court Judge John Gleeson. The settlement came in a 2005 lawsuit brought by 19 retailers and trade associations but 10 of the plaintiffs, including all of the associations, rejected the settlement when it was unveiled in 2012.  drugstorenews.com
 
PCI Council Puts Focus on Small Biz Payment Security
 

 


 

USS Enhances Executive Leadership Team

Claude Verville Joins USS as Chief Operating Officer

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. - USS, a global leader in product protection and security systems, announced today the addition of Claude Verville as new chief operating officer.

"Claude is one of the great, forward-thinking leaders of our industry," said Adel Sayegh, president and CEO of USS. "He led one of the most dynamic LP teams in the world for over 18 years, and is known and respected for his emphasis on innovation, team development and laser-like focus on customer needs. For a fast-growing company like USS, that prides itself on innovation and customer service, Claude is a perfect fit. I am thrilled he has joined our team, and I look forward to what his energy and experience will bring to our customers."

"After 35 years as an LP and safety practitioner, I am extremely excited about this second chapter of my career and an opportunity to join the USS team," said Verville.   Read more here
 


USS Appoints Fernando Perez New Vice Pres. for Latin America

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. - USS, a global leader in product protection, security services and solutions, appointed Fernando Perez its new head for Latin America. In his new role Perez will oversee the company's existing operations in Mexico, the new offices opening in Chile, and lead further expansion into Latin American markets.

"USS' relentless innovation and consistent dedication to open platforms are two biggest reasons why the company has been so well received in Mexico," said Perez. "This, combined with its agility and strong reputation as a customer-oriented company, is already opening doors to the rest of the Latin America. I look forward to our continued growth as we re-dedicate ourselves to bringing the latest technology and knowhow to our customers."   Read more here

 

 



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In this three-part series Bill talks about his career, his accomplishments, and his ability to develop Loss Prevention programs that have delivered industry leading shrinkage results. He shares how he's integrated certain management philosophies into the fabric of his programs and how he's molded Loss Prevention executives to fit his successful LP models. This 35-minute interview broken down into three parts will give you a look inside how one of the leading LP executives of our time has been so successful.

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Amazon's Chinese counterfeit problem is getting worse
In Amazon's quest to be the low-cost provider of everything on the planet, the website has morphed into the world's largest flea market - a chaotic, somewhat lawless, bazaar with unlimited inventory.

Always a problem, the counterfeiting issue has exploded this year, sellers say, following Amazon's effort to openly court Chinese manufacturers, weaving them intimately into the company's expansive logistics operation. Merchants are perpetually unsure of who or what may kill their sales on any given day and how much time they'll have to spend hunting down fakers.

Facebook and WhatsApp groups have formed for sellers to voice their complaints and strategize on potential fixes.

Sales from Chinese-based sellers more than doubled in 2015 on Amazon's marketplaces, while the company's total revenue increased 20 percent. To unsuspecting consumers, fake products can appear legitimate because of the Fulfillment by Amazon program, which lets manufacturers send their goods to Amazon's fulfillment centers and hand over a bigger commission, gaining the stamp of approval that comes with an FBA tag.

Furthermore, Amazon's commingled inventory option bundles together products from different sellers, meaning that a counterfeit jacket could be sent to an Amazon facility by one merchant and actually sold by another.

Counterfeiting online is nothing new of course, particularly when it comes to commerce. Alibaba, the Chinese e-retail giant, has been dealing with it since launching in 1999. Amazon has an anti-counterfeiting policy in place and responds to infringement notices, investigating and kicking off sellers who break the rules. But the fraudsters move fast, changing the names of their stores and relaunching as quickly as they're removed.

As a marketplace, Amazon isn't legally responsible for keeping counterfeit material off the site as long as it responds to complaints and takes action when it's brought to the company's attention. cnbc.com

Alibaba will let consumers shop the world's stores via virtual reality
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is working on introducing virtual reality technology, or simply VR, into online shopping. The ecommerce giant's 400 million customers will soon be able to buy products from stores all over the world, by wearing a VR helmet or glasses designed to simulate being in a physical store.

Alibaba says it plans to launch a demonstration VR store by the end of this month and could launch a large-scale rollout by the end of this year. internetretailer.com
 

 
 

The Brooklyn Street Crews Who Boosted Ralph Lauren and Invented
Their Own Style

"Bury Me with the Lo On," a new book by the rapper Thirstin Howl III and the photographer Tom Gould, begins in the mid-nineteen-eighties, as the story of Ralphie's Kids and the United Shoplifters Association, two Brooklyn street crews locally famous for wearing nothing but Polo Ralph Lauren, which they almost never paid for. They crossed paths often on the subway, and, given the two groups' predilection for merely taking what they wanted, it seemed inevitable that they would begin robbing each other for their gear.

But something unexpected happened. One night, both crews were hanging out in Times Square, where photographers used to set up with airbrushed backdrops of city sights and designer logos. The United Shoplifters came upon Ralphie's Kids taking a group picture in front of a Polo background. They were the only ones who could truly appreciate the meticulousness of each other's outfits, and so they decided to take the picture together. They soon realized that it made sense to join forces. In 1988, united by a nerdish devotion to Ralph Lauren and an implicit understanding that department-store security guards were ill-equipped to deal with packs of forty or fifty kids at once, they christened themselves the Lo Lifes.

"Bury Me" consists largely of personal photos from the collections of Lo Life members, many from Thirstin Howl III, the crew's public ambassador since the late nineties. There are Polaroids of crew gatherings, snapshots of individual collections, even photos taken in prison. They capture African-American and Latino kids-mostly young men, though there were also women, who dubbed themselves the Lo Wives-inventing their own style.

They frolic and preen, their swagger propped up by the satisfaction of a double theft: not only have they cheated the system by not paying for the clothes, but these clothes weren't intended for them in the first place. What we wear is our most visible projection of desire into the world. There's something delightfully free, then, about the juxtaposition of Ralph Lauren's upscale Americana and all these defiant black and brown faces.

Given how much the city would change in the coming decades, there is also something quaint about the low-level menace posed by a dozen kids running through Macy's, grabbing the most outlandish golf shirts, beach towels, and silk shirts in sight. At one point, G-George, an original member of Ralphie's Kids, wonders, "How could paper have value when everything is free?" This isn't to glorify shoplifting. But, after reading so many accounts, and seeing so many Polaroids radiating with a strange pride, you begin to see the world their way.

As the Harlem rapper Zhigge explains, "Our aim was to flip it to the point where we looked better than the people who had money." newyorker.com

$5.1 Million International Organized Retail Crime Gang of 105 suspects
busted in Europe

Jewelry, cash, fake passports and more were seized by police in Europe and Asia during a massive operation against an organized criminal group responsible for producing and using counterfeit credit cards for purchasing high value goods, according to a Europol press release.

During the operation some 105 suspects were arrested, including 29 in Malaysia and 76 in Europe, while 2 illegal production sites of high quality credit cards were dismantled.

High quality counterfeit credit cards were manufactured in different locations and subsequently used by individuals to purchase high value goods, mainly at electronic stores and duty-free shops at airports, causing losses estimated at EUR5 million (U.S. $5.1M), explains Europol. According to the investigation, the organized crime group purchased mainly jewelry and expensive watches at European airports.

"The majority of the payment card fraud crimes have an international dimension, taking into account the origins of suspects, places where cards were obtained and illegal transactions made. Only through a coordinated approach at the global level between industry and law enforcement can we successfully track down the criminal networks behind such large-scale frauds and bring them to justice," says Europol Deputy Director Operations Wil van Gemert.  israelidiamond.co-it

Florida man pleads guilty to $50,000 in fake credit card purchases
A Florida man pleaded guilty Friday to manufacturing fake credit cards to illegally purchase more than $50,000 in goods in eight Maine counties in January.

Court records show that between Jan. 7 and Jan. 13, Lueje-Rodriguez and another man, Ariel Perez-Calvo, used debit and credit card account numbers belonging to Maine bank customers to make more than $50,000 in unauthorized purchases in Penobscot, Knox, Hancock, Piscataquis, Franklin, Somerset, Kennebec and Androscoggin counties. bangordailynews.com

Female ORC Duo hits Safeway's in Edmonds and Shoreline, WA
They're accused of lifting hundreds of dollars' worth of condoms and pregnancy tests from Safeways in Edmonds and Shoreline. They knew what they were looking for," says Edmonds Police Sgt. Shane Hawley. "They went right to the health and beauty section and they brought their own bags, grabbed a cart, loaded up about $500 worth of merchandise, high-end health and beauty stuff and then just walked right out of the store. You could tell right from the beginning they knew where they were going, they knew what they wanted to get and this wasn't the first time, because a couple days before that they also hit a store in Shoreline, did the exact same thing. Organized retail theft, which is what this is going to end up being.

Detectives think they're turning around and selling all those stolen condoms, pregnancy tests and high-end beauty supplies. q13fox.com


Martin County, FL: Three arrested following a grand Theft spree at CVS
Authorities said the thefts happened Friday at CVS stores in Martin County. The three Broward County residents had forced their way out of a store. Employees were able to provide a description of the thieves and their vehicle, and a pursuit began. Deputies were able to stop the vehicle, and the three suspects were captured. Investigators said hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise was found in the vehicle. wpbf.com facebook.com

Seymour, IN: 3 Burglars Arrested at Walmart Distribution Center, theft of 60 televisions

Mt Juliet, TN: 2 suspects wanted in $2,000 Walmart electronics theft

UK: Glasgow: Rogue Santa cost toy store $4,000

UK: Serial Shoplifter with over 300 Convictions claims he made "a grand a week"

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Shootings & Death

Chipley, FL: Woman Shot Six Times While Closing Restaurant
Chipley Police say a woman was shot six times on Sunday afternoon while leaving work. According to officials, it happened around 4:00 p.m. as the woman was closing The Colonial Restaurant on 5th street. So far, police say they do have a suspect in custody however; officials are not releasing the name of the victim or suspect. wtxl.com

Evansville, IN: Woman Shot Outside Beauty Supply Store
A woman is recovering in the hospital after police say she was shot in the head outside of a beauty supply store. Evansville Police responded to a call at Perfect You Permanent Cosmetics on Sunday afternoon around 2:35 p.m. The woman is currently in stable condition. tristatehomepage.com

Connellsville, PA: State Police evacuated Laurel Mall; 911 calls of a Man with a Gun
Charges were filed against a man seen carrying a rifle at the Laurel mall in Dunbar Township prompting an evacuation Friday morning. Police charged Thomas Leapline, 22, of Connellsville with theft for allegedly selling a stolen rifle at the flea market in the Laurel Mall. Police first received calls at about 10:30 a.m. Friday of a man seen with a gun inside Pechins market. Several calls followed with reports that multiple gunmen were in the store. State police evacuated about 150 people from the Laurel Mall and Pechins market. Police charged Leapline with theft, receiving stolen property, and possession of drug paraphernalia. heraldstandard.com

Jonquiere, Montreal, CN: Pharmacy Armed Robber killed in standoff with Police


Robberies & Thefts

Topeka, KS: Security guard assaulted during Dillons Food robbery
Witnesses said that a man entered the store wearing all dark clothing and mask that covered his face. He then ran to several cash registers, took what was in them, and attempted to run out of the store. The store's security guard confronted him and tried to stop him from leaving, but the suspect assaulted the guard and escaped. The security guard was not seriously injured. ksnt.com



Phoenix, AZ: Phoenix Jewelers in Ranch Market the victim of a daytime Smash & Grab
The owner said the pair smashed jewelry cases around 2 p.m. Friday. The store was full of customers. The suspects took all that they could carry. He was surprised that these thieves had no fear during the crime. The crooks got away with between $8,000 and $12,000 worth of gold. azfamily.com



Waxahachie, TX: Truck Rams Into Gun Store; 20 weapons stolen, FBI, ATF assisting in the investigation
The ATF said seven suspects broke into a gun store and stole 17 firearms early Sunday, including four high powered rifles. The ATF says 12 handguns, 3 AR style high powered rifles, 1AK style high powered rifle and 1 shotgun were reported stolen. No cash was taken. wfaa.com


St Louis, MO: Teens used Pokemon Go to lure victims to robberies in Missouri
The Pokémon Go game app was used by four teens to lure victims to isolated areas in Missouri and rob them, police said on Sunday. Four teens, ages 16 to 18, were arrested early Sunday in O'Fallon, Mo. and charged with first degree robbery in connection with up to 11 armed robberies around the St. Louis area involving the game. It is one of a string a various bizarre events around the country that have happened in the few days since the game debuted. upi.com

Albuquerque, NM: Walmart Shoplifter threatened Loss Prevention agent with knife

Lower Nazareth Township, PA: Female Shoplifter assaults a Kohl's Loss Prevention agent and gets away

DeLand, FL: Papa John's Manager reports bogus Armed Robbery, steals two cash deposits

Jackson, MS: Thieves target 5 ATMs in Burglary spree

Toronto: Four suspects sought by Police in Chinatown jewelry robbery at Dragon City Plaza

Halifax, NS, CN: Three arrested after an Armed Robbery at a Gas Station

Zales in the Brazos Mall, Lake Jackson, TX reported a Grab & Run on 7/8, merchandise valued at $8,000

Piercing Pagoda in the Lakeland Square Mall, Lakeland, FL reported a Grab & Run on 7/9, merchandise valued at $299

Kay Jewelers in The Avenues Mall, Jacksonville, FL reported a Grab & Run on 7/9, merchandise valued at $6,999


Food Stamp Fraud

Convenience store operator pleads guilty to $3.6M food stamp fraud scheme in Worcester, Mass.
The female owner and two clerks paid 50 cents for every food stamp dollar then submitted for full value. Federal prosecutors are seeking four-year sentence.  myrtlebeachonline.com


Credit Card Fraud

Napa County, CA: One of Two Home Depot Credit Card Fraud suspects arrested When Javier Zarate resigned from his position at Superior Equipment Co. in Napa in April, he was asked to return his company-issued Home Depot credit card, but said he never had one. NCSD Capt. Behlmer said that the company received a call from the Home Depot in Vallejo informing them that the credit card had been left at the store. After realizing that none of their current employees were missing their credit cards, the company reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office. The card had been used to purchase over $1,500 worth of merchandise from two area Home Depot stores. napavalleyregister.com


Skimming Reports

Skimmer found at Conoco station in Boulder, CO

Skimming device at Waldwick 7-Eleven costs ATM users $10K

ABC 13 in Houston reports skimming devices in Pasadena, TX., area gas stations

Cambridge, MA: Police Warn of Local ATM Skimming Scheme


Arson

Chicago, IL: Police seeking 3 juveniles in Family Dollar Arson
Police are seeking three teenage boys suspected of setting a fire in an aisle at a Family Dollar that quickly spread through the store Saturday afternoon. Three boys between the ages of 13 and about 14 set a fire in one of the aisles of a store. The fire damaged much of the front of the store, and at one point burst through the building's roof. One firefighter was taken to Rush University Medical Center in good condition following the fire. chicagotribune.com

 


AAA Pawn - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Advance America - Friendswood, TX - Armed Robbery
American Food Mart - East Windsor, CT - Burglary
Beads - Waco, TX - Armed Robbery/ 2 employees assaulted
Big Lots - Shallotte, NC - Armed Robbery
Cumberland Farms - West Springfield, MA - Armed Robbery/ Clerk stabbed
CVS - St Clair Shores, MI - Armed Robbery
Dillons Foods - Topeka, KS - Robbery/ Assault
Dollar General - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Dotty's - Tigard, OR - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Sycamore Township, OH - Robbery
Flying J - Lubbock, TX - Armed Robbery
Food Mart - Debary, FL - Armed Robbery
KFC - Rockford, IL - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Charleston, WV - Armed Robbery
PDQ - Middleton, WI - Armed Robbery
Phoenix Jewelers - Phoenix, AZ - Robbery
Rite Aid - Claymont, DE - Armed Robbery
Sheraden Mini-Mart - Sheraden, PA - Armed Robbery
Shooter's Edge - Waxahachie, TX - Burglary/ Guns
Snappy's - Corpus Christi, TX - Armed Robbery
Sprint - Alton, IL - Armed Robbery
Stop N Shop - Clearwater, FL - Shooting/ 1 killed, shot 17 times
Vermont Medical - Los Angeles, CA - Armed Robbery/ employee shot
Walgreens - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery/ suspect shot by Police
Walgreens - Richmond, VA - Armed Robbery/ shots fired
Walgreens - Sioux Falls, SD - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Roanoke, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Salem, VA - Armed Robbery / 2nd arrest
7-Eleven - Fremont, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Anne Arundel, MD - Armed Robbery


 


 
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The Sr. Director of Global Security will oversee the company's executive protection program, the security of the company's home office and international operations as well as certain investigations in the home and international offices. A minimum of 15 years experience in executive protection and/or corporate security with international security experience. Experience managing teams of people and administering a budget. Previous military or law enforcement experience is a plus. Proven ability to partner with local, state, federal, and international law enforcement. 

Director of Loss Prevention
Rocky Mount, NC

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Loss Prevention Specialist
Westerville, OH

Loss Prevention Specialist will protect company assets through the execution of safety, inventory recovery and internal and external theft reduction programs. Assist with reduction of loss inventory, time, and assets. Monitor surveillance equipment. Identify, observe and apprehend shoplifters and others (internal or external) involved in acts of dishonesty...


Loss Prevention Specialist
Riverside, CA

The Loss Prevention Specialist has thorough knowledge of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. security, life safety, and operational procedures. Performs duties as a floor officer and acts as a deterrent to theft and providing life safety...

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