Chris Strongman has been named Director of
Loss Prevention at Aritzia.
Chris previously served as Senior Regional Manager at Kit and Ace for one year
and an Asset Protection Business Partner at Target for two years. Prior to that,
he spent nearly three years as Senior Manager, Loss Prevention at Best Buy and
four years as a Regional Manager at CAMACC Systems.
Q2 & First Half 2016 Senior
Loss Prevention Position Report
31 Retailers Select New LP Leaders in Q2
Loss Prevention Positions Filled in Q2 in Total
Over the course of the second quarter 49 retailers made decisions
regarding senior LP roles and who would fill them. That's 49
executives who were either hired or promoted into senior level
With two new senior vice presidents, five vice
presidents, and 9 director of loss prevention positions filled
externally. While two vice presidents and 13 director's were filled
The remaining 18 positions were senior level
support roles within the Loss Prevention pyramid and under the
senior LP leader.
In essence 31 new senior leaders
were appointed to run the Loss Prevention programs at 31 separate
2016 - 47 New LP Leaders YTD
Q1 - 16 New Senior Leaders - Q2 - 31
New Senior LP Leaders
Obviously the second quarter sees a
huge uptick in job placements and the third quarter may show the
same level of activity if not just a little shy of the 31 number.
With 17 retailers now listed looking for senior LP leaders. There's
certainly those that are not listed or are not public searches and a
number that will inevitably be listed over the next three months
leading up to the fourth quarter. The question is who and where are
they? But at the end of the day 47 retailers have new senior LP
leaders running the LP programs in the first six months of 2016.
What we would call a strong LP job market.
The Biggest Jobs
Filled to Date - Home Depot, J C Penney, Family Dollar, New York &
Company, Finish Line, Dollar Express, Stage Stores where they made
it a senior vice president's job, Chico's, and Brookstone
interesting note is that the Claire's senior LP executive went over
to Family Dollar and the Family Dollar senior went over to Claire's
over the last year. It's a small world out there.
Is it a
healthy LP job market or are current events driving it?
Given the number of job eliminations we've seen in retail, the
growth of online shopping, and the shrinking store base we certainly
wouldn't claim that this is a healthy job market. Even with
Walmart's adding 9,000 new AP jobs we can not say this is a healthy
job market obviously. And we certainly think most of the academics
and journalist would agree.
Therefore, we'd be more inclined
to say that current events, the political climate, protests, active
shooters, coupled with increased robberies and dollar amounts,
increased ORC., increased credit card fraud, and cyber crime are
driving this rather strong LP job market. Plain and simple. Just a
thought Gus Downing
Police Ramp Up Scrutiny
of Online Threats
Could this be a game changer
A number of people have been arrested in recent weeks for online threats
against police, in what appears to be a crackdown by officials after the
killings of officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La. But whether the charges
will turn into criminal cases, let alone convictions, is murky, as they
raise thorny free-speech issues in a largely unsettled area of the law.
In the past two weeks, at least eight people have been arrested by state
and federal authorities for threats against police posted on social media,
according to a Wall Street Journal analysis and news reports.
nationwide data on such arrests doesn't exist, experts say the efforts show
stepped-up attention to such threats after the murders of officers in recent
Last week, police in Buffalo, N.Y., arrested Arthur Jordan,
who was accused of sharing a
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post that included emojis of a police officer with a revolver pointed at the
officer's head, which investigators believed to be directed at a specific
In Racine, Wis., police were monitoring social media when
they found a July 7 Facebook post that said: "I encourage every white
Officer to kiss their love ones good-bye...It's time to start going into
their homes and killing their families," according to the criminal
In Detroit, four men were arrested July 8 for social media
posts that threatened police officers.
When a posting is found to be
a "true threat"-which often means one directed at a specific person or group
with the intent of injuring or killing, experts say they may not be
protected by the First Amendment.
Many jurisdictions lack laws that
address these types of threats. Prosecutors instead are turning to other
statutes, including laws related to cyber harassment and "terroristic"
Editor's Note: If this trend continues and
proves to be a punishable offense then online threats to senior
management, store management and companies may also fall into this
same category. Just a thought.
Lenox, NY: White's Farm
Comptroller stole $740,000 since 2009
L. Howe stole the money from White's Farm Supply in Lenox where he worked as
the company's comptroller, police said. He had been an employee of the
company since 1986. State police said Howe had been writing checks to
himself and then depositing them into his personal account since 2009.
Parents police Wisconsin
A shopping center in a tough
neighborhood of Madison, Wisconsin, pays a troop of three parents to keep
kids away from stores and cops away from kids.
yellow T-shirts imprinted with "P.O.P," for Parents on Premises, the local
adults interact with teens hanging out at the Meadowood Shopping Center,
intervening with those fighting or caught shoplifting on behalf of the
One P.O.P. member told WISC TV news that kids were
stealing up to $300 a week in merchandise before the initiative began.
The parents build relationships with the kids and give them positive
examples instead of turning them over to police.
"They are just
minds without having avenues to go down and what we do is give them avenues
to let them know there are other ways to go to become successful," P.O.P.
unit member James Edison said.
Lashon Tucker, a manager at Anchor
Bank in the center, said the 15 to 20 kids usually loitering there are
dispersed and customers feel more comfortable coming in.
have customers saying, 'How could you work over there? It's so bad there.
I'm scared to come over there.' I don't get that anymore," Tucker said.
People in China are rioting at KFC restaurants
and shattering iPhones
in a dozen cities
People are protesting and boycotting KFC locations across China. Following
last week's ruling that Beijing had
no legal claim in the South China Sea, many Chinese citizens are blaming
the US. And, blaming the US means targeting American institutions, which, in
China, means KFC.
On Monday, protests broke out at KFC locations in
about a dozen cities across China, with calls for boycott,
reports the New York Times.
"Boycott the US, Japan, South Korea
and the Philippines. Love the Chinese people," a banner outside a KFC in
Hebei read. "What you eat is KFC. What is lost is the face of our
While the state-run newspaper, Chinese Daily, supported
the protests it also said that if the patriotic feeling "leads to illegal
behavior that destroys social order, then it's mistaken to label it
patriotic," and warned that such protests would also harm Chinese citizens
because "foreign-funded enterprises in China, such as KFC, have been
localized and mostly employ local people and purchase raw materials from
Parents Won't Sue Disney
Over Toddler's Death by Alligator
of a toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney Co. Walt Disney World in
Florida say they don't plan to sue the theme park resort over the death. A
family spokeswoman, Sara Brady, says she couldn't say whether a financial
settlement had been reached with Disney World. Disney World President George
Kalogridis said in a statement the company continues to provide support for
the family. He didn't elaborate. wsj.com
Macy's and the Finish Line Fined $103,220 by
Whistleblower at Macy's
OSHA has fined retailers Macy's and the Finish Line for repeated and serious
violations related to blocked exits and electric shock hazards. OSHA
issued Macy's Inc. and The Finish Line $103,220 in penalties after
the retailers failed to clear clutter resulting in blocked exit routes and
no access to electrical disconnect switches.
A federal workplace
safety inspection of the Macy's department store in Aventura, Florida found
employees at risk due to repeated and serious violations related to blocked
exits, improper housekeeping and electric shock hazards.
initiated an inspection on Jan. 15, 2016, after receiving a complaint
concerning several workplace injuries and hazards. The agency's
inspectors then cited Macy's and The Finish Line of Indiana, doing business
as The Finish Line Inc., for 14 safety and health violations. An athletic
footwear, apparel and accessories retailer, The Finish Line rents space in
Since 2007, OSHA has inspected Macy's Inc.
locations 42 times and issued citations for blocked exits,
obstructed access to electrical disconnect panels and using flexible cords
instead of permanent wiring.
The citations for the two companies can
be viewed at:
Macy's Urges 5th Circ.
To Rethink 41-Member Union Ruling
"Rendering Macy's business model impractical"
Inc. is pushing the Fifth Circuit to reconsider its approval of the
National Labor Relations Board certifying a collective bargaining unit
for 41 cosmetics and fragrance counter workers at a Massachusetts department
store, saying on Friday the decision circumvents circuit precedent.
The Fifth Circuit in June upheld the NLRB's certification of the small
unit, but Macy's said in its petition for rehearing en banc that this
decision could lead to a proliferation of unions that
involve employees at a specific sales department at a single store. If that
happened, Macy's argued, it could be compelled to bargain with as many as
8,000 units across the country.
Macy's and other employers could
face countless obligations within a single store, as different unions lobby
for different hours, wages, or benefits," Macy's argued. "These
competing demands, as well as the potential for successive strikes by
different unions in the same store, could render Macy's business model
Director of Loss
Prevention for Magic Memories in Orlando, FL
The fastest growing souvenir imaging company in
Magic Memories is a global tourism
photography operator that captures smiles and shares memories. We take and
sell millions of photographs at tourism attractions all around the world -
yep, that's more than 8 countries and over 100 aquariums, giant wheels,
zoos, theme parks and more; if it's a fantastic attraction with a story to
tell we're there - and you can be too!
The Director of Loss
Prevention is responsible for providing LP leadership and strategy for the
USA Region. Our business is currently in significant growth so the
appointment of this role comes at an excellent time for Magic. The role is
part of the USA Senior Executive team.
This role will develop and
implement loss prevention solutions designed to reduce retail shrinkage
through a combination of initiatives which include audits, training
programs, video surveillance, investigations and data analysis.
role is accountable for the development and implementation of loss
prevention, effective security, risk management strategies, analytics,
measurement and compliance programs in order to reduce shrink through our
retail operations and maintain our "Magic" experience for the guest and
employees. Editor's Note: This has got to be a new position and a quite
interesting one at that. Integrated with attractions and growing quite
rapidly at the sound of it. It will certainly require a special individual
to make this successful and to truly deliver the LP services in their
Walmart Stores Hiring 9000
Customer Hosts Nationwide
Recommend a friend,
relative, or someone you didn't have a job for
Mention it to your local college criminal justice departments and lets get
some college students recruited into retail AP. It's the same path the vast
majority of us found ourselves on when we entered the industry. And
here's the world's largest retailer staffing a great entry level AP job that
could help ignite a career for a young college student.
position offers a great start for asset protection/loss prevention
professionals, veterans, and those looking for a change of career.
Interested people can get more information from their local Walmart store or
Barnes & Noble named
most powerful retail brand in 2016
Dunkin Brands plans to
open 1,400 stores in China over next 20 yrs.
Dick's Sporting Goods
plans regional DC facility in Conklin, New York
LPRC Hosting Violent Crime Summit in Houston on July 27th
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
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
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Cici's Pizza: POS Card Breach at 130+ Locations
that started in 2015
a Coppell, Texas-based fast-casual restaurant chain, today acknowledged a credit
card breach at more than 135 locations. The disclosure comes more than a month
after KrebsOnSecurity first broke the news of the intrusion, offering readers a
sneak peak inside the sprawling cybercrime machine that thieves used siphon card
data from Cici's customers in real-time.
statement released Tuesday evening, Cici's said that in early March 2016,
the company received reports from several of its restaurant locations that
point-of-sale systems were not working properly.
vendor immediately began an investigation to assess the problem and initiated
heightened security measures," the company said in a press release. "After
malware was found on some point-of-sale systems, the company began a
restaurant-by-restaurant review and remediation, and retained a third-party
cybersecurity firm, 403 Labs, to perform a forensic analysis."
Cici's said it was confident the malware has been removed from all stores. A
list of affected locations is
Sam's Club deploys a
Sam's Club shoppers can use the
retailer's Scan and Go app to scan products, pay and bypass a checkout lane.
With the app, shoppers scan the products with their smartphone, pay in the app
and then leave the store
is now in 60 stores and the retailer plans to roll it out to 100 more warehouse
clubs in August. The retailer plans to have Scan and Go at all 653 clubs by this
holiday season, says a Sam's Club spokeswoman.
When she is done shopping
she pays in app for the items. She receives a digital receipt in the app that
she shows to the store associate at the warehouse door, just like traditional
shoppers show a physical receipt at the door. The store associate scans her
digital receipt and cross references her cart with the items on her receipt,
just like traditional shoppers. Because shoppers are still checked before
leaving, Sam's Club is not worried about heightened theft with
the feature, the spokeswoman says. internetretailer.com
New HIPAA guidance addresses
The U.S. Department of Human Services
has released new guidance for health care organizations that focuses on the
growing threat of ransomware, stresses the need for better education and regular
backups, and confirms that a ransomware attack against plain-text health
information is, in fact, a breach that must be disclosed.
recommends that organizations identify the risks facing their patient
information, create a plan to address those links, set up procedures to protect
systems from malware, train users to spot malware, limit access to sensitive
information to just the people who need it most, and have a disaster recovery
plan that includes frequent data backups.
Home Depot Wants $8.5M Fee
Bid Halved In Data Breach Deal
Depot moved Tuesday to block an $8.5 million fee award requested by
attorneys who guided consumers to a $13 million class action settlement after a
massive data breach, saying the fee bid amounts to an excessive share of the
deal and outstrips all standards.
The attorneys have asked for $8.475
million, $3 million more than their lodestar rate, Home Depot says - arguing
that even the lodestar rate is undeservedly high and exaggerates the volume of
work done. The hardware chain wants the attorneys to receive no more than $4
DDoS Attacks Increase In
Size And Frequency
Distributed Denial of Service
(DDoS) attacks increased in size and frequency during the first half of this
year, according to figures released by Arbor Networks.
Over the last 18
months, Arbor Networks monitored an average of 124,000 DDoS attacks every week.
That's primarily because tools that can help launch a DDoS attack are readily
available online for little money, or even no money at all. That means anyone
with a computer, an internet connection and a grievance can launch an attack if
they so wish.
France and the United States are the top targets for DDoS attacks, Arbor
This week, the hugely popular mobile game
Pokémon Go was taken offline by a DDoS attack. infosecurity-magazine.com
LP Meets IT for Complete Managed Business Infrastructure, Security and
The advent of sophisticated, integrated technologies and smarter analytics
has shifted the role of the loss prevention professional beyond "catching the
Top LP professionals today take a strategic look at the systems and data in
their stores to identify how they can support cross-organizational business
goals. They think beyond loss prevention and theft, and work collaboratively
with the IT department to guarantee infrastructure, store operations and
merchandising needs are also fulfilled.
This whitepaper is designed to help LP professionals better navigate the
evolving retail landscape, and uncover the customer experience and business
intelligence opportunities afforded by IT collaboration.
Download your free copy of the whitepaper here.
Same-Day Courier, USPack Logistics,
Coveted Security Certification From
International Supply Chain
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 12, 2016) -
USPack Logistics (www.gouspack.com),
a leading same-day transportation company, today announced that the
International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) has granted
it Security Certification. The ISCPO Carrier Security Audit is a framework
for collaboration between customer and service provider, to mitigate risk
and provide universal controls when using regional third-party logistics
USPack provides transportation services to ecommerce
companies and healthcare organizations whose success depends on special
handling and high levels of security. Following a thorough examination of
operating procedures, systems and access control, security of deliverables
and returns, loss and theft prevention, hiring, workforce training and
facility management, USPack has earned the distinction of being the first
transportation company to achieve full compliance with the ISCPO standards.
"USPack has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to loss prevention,
and we are pleased to bestow this well-deserved honor," said ISCPO Chairman,
Organizations that depend on last-mile carriers and
delivery services demand assurances that each hub of the supply chain is
thoroughly and routinely assessed. By embracing these standards, carriers
acknowledge the need to comply with collection of best loss prevention and
theft detection practices within the Security/Loss Prevention industry.
ISCPO certification is a tremendous achievement," said Mark Glazman, EVP of
USPack Logistics. "We take great pride in maintaining an impeccable record
of near zero loss, which reflects our strict adherence to security protocols
and efficient practices, and continuous investment in loss prevention staff
ISCPO Transportation Carrier Certification
Regional Carriers a.k.a. Final-mile
Carriers are an instrumental component our own supply chain and should be
embraced as valuable business partners.
The ISCPO has developed a set
of Carrier Security Requirements, which is fundamental for all
transportation providers to adhere to in order to safe guard their
It is our hope and desire that these ISCPO
Carrier Security Requirements will be adopted by a majority of Final-mile or
Regional Carriers as well as the organizations that contract with them. By
embracing these standards, the benefits to both parties are numerous but
most importantly the Carriers can stand behind one set of requirements
without having to manage various customer programs differently within the
same space. It sets the Carrier up for success by reducing wasteful time and
expense from the operation.
Transportation providers will have the
ability to obtain a Carrier Certification through the ISCPO. This
Certification will be representative of the Security Requirements that have
been adopted by the carrier.
For more information on this program
please contact Glenn Master,
Carrier Certification & Self-Assessment Worksheet
Growth of online sales &
turnover forcing retailers to review employee commissions & bonuses|
Rising online sales are prompting some Canadian retailers to consider
overhauling the commission structures that motivate their store employees to
deliver strong customer service.
Clothing retailer Le Chateau said
it's reviewing its options due to the growth of showrooming - a practice
where shoppers browse in-store but then order online - because it deprives
employees of commissions. One option under consideration is
allocating commissions from online sales to stores near the shopper's home.
The Retail Council of Canada said designing a good compensation strategy
is challenging. It's especially difficult figuring out how to divide store
rewards among individual sales associates.
Luxury menswear retailers
such as Harry Rosen pay commissions to employees, even when the regular
customers to whom they're assigned make online purchases, noted industry
The trend in the U.S. is towards team rewards, with
bonuses based on the store's performance, in order to avoid the
high-pressure tactics that customers loathe, said Jim Okamura, a Canadian
Apportioning credit for a sale - especially in
a world where customers are visiting stores, responding to promotions sent
directly to their phones and ordering online - is at the centre of internal
fights among retailers.
Retailers will also have to adapt
commission structures to avoid costly turnover of millennial employees, a
group she says are often as disloyal as the customers they serve.
E-commerce accounted for 5.7 per cent of total retail sales
in Canada last year, compared to 7.1 per cent in the U.S.,
according to a Trendex NAFTA apparel report. cbc.ca
Target Lawsuits continue
over failed Canadian Expansion
A pension fund
wants to represent investors accusing Target Corp. of concealing problems
with its expansion into Canada and has tapped Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
LLP and Labaton Sucharow LLP as its lead counsel choice, according to a
motion in Minnesota federal court.
The Carpenters Pension Fund of
Illinois on Monday said it deserves the top spot in the proposed class
action alleging that Target defrauded investors with a series of false and
misleading statements leading up to its decision to fire its top Canadian
executive and send the Canadian unit into bankruptcy in early 2015. With
losses of more than $282,000, the pension fund said it is the most
appropriate choice to lead the suit.
The suit, filed in May by the
Police Retirement System of St. Louis, alleged that Target falsely reassured
investors that things were running smoothly even as its Canadian unit
struggled to get off the ground, causing its shares to trade at artificially
high prices. law360.com
LCBO worker who posted security image of
feminist online 'no longer an employee'
An LCBO employee who posted security footage on Facebook is no longer
employed by the Crown corporation, CityNews has learned. The employee posted
a screengrab of a woman shopping, outing her as the same woman who
confronted men's rights activists in a 2013 YouTube video that went viral.
"We conducted an investigation and as a result of the investigation we
took action with respect to the employee in a matter that reflects the
seriousness of the situation," Christine Bujold, an LCBO spokesperson said. "That person is no longer an LCBO employee." citynews.ca
pharmacies/franchisees suing franchisor Jean Coutu to recover $252M in
The suit claims franchise owners
have been overpaying Jean Coutu in violation of Article 49 of the Code of
Ethics for Pharmacists, which prohibits pharmacists from sharing fees and
profits from drug sales with non-pharmacists, Sopropharm said.
buying Pokemon Go 'lures' to draw virtual creatures, and trainers
Ontario-based bag &
luggage retailer Taschen! Shutters its 4 Canadian stores
Wal-Mart Escalates Fight
With Visa, Blocks Cards at Three Canadian Stores
Retail Council: No
reason why Visa's fees should be so high
Ikea to accept PayPal in
Canada for online purchases
stolen freezies and strawberries are turning into a $5B black market
In a heat wave like this, it's not hard to imagine why someone might have
stolen two tractor-trailers full of Kisko freezies two weeks ago. But the
$60,000 heist is actually part of an increasingly sophisticated organized
crime network that's infiltrating the shipping industry.
Cargo theft has created a black market worth between $5 to $6 billion a year
countrywide, according to estimates from police and the Ontario
In York region, alone about 50 cargo
thefts are reported each year — with police recovering $4 to $5 million in
goods, said Det.-Sgt. Paul LaSalle who is part of the force's cargo
The majority of what's stolen is food, with LaSalle
having seen everything from meat to strawberries go missing.
said it's now evolved from petty theft into "a complicated shell game."
Fraudsters pose as shipping operatives, creating a false company name to bid
on the jobs offered online by food producers, Lasalle said. The false
company will then pick up the goods, but never deliver them — and by the
time the manufacturer realizes they've been robbed, it's often too late.
"They want to be able to unload it fairly quickly," Lasalle said of the
goods. "They don't want the risk of it travelling on a highway for a long
period of time."
Kisko Products has fallen victim to this kind of
heist twice in two years, its president Mark Josephs said. While police were
able to track down the missing freezies this time, they could only put one
of the truckloads back into their inventory — losing about $30,000 in
revenue, Josephs said.
"The thieves hacked into the computer
system of the trucking company and stole all their information about all the
loads," he said. "This organized crime is so sophisticated their
supply chain would really be the envy of any of us in the industry."
Canada's crime index rises
for 1st time in 12 years, lifted by spike in Alberta
A "notable" uptick in police-reported crime in Alberta
contributed to the first increase in the national rate in 12 years, Statistics
Canada says. The national Crime Severity Index (CSI), which measures the volume
and severity of police-reported crime, jumped five per cent from 2014 to 2015,
the federal agency said Wednesday. An 18 per cent increase in Alberta, combined
with smaller increases in British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan,
contributed to pushthe CSI up. In all, eight out of 13 provinces and territories
reported an increase in the CSI by the end of last year.
'deserved what they got': Man told police after ramming truck through Petro
Steven Cloutier told police he was “past the breaking point” the
day he drove his Ford F-150 through an Edmonton Petro Canada gas station,
severely injuring two employees; a man and a woman. Two other female employees
were also injured.
Cloutier, 39, was originally facing a long list of charges, including four
counts of attempted murder. On Monday, he pleaded guilty to two counts of
aggravated assault, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, mischief over $5,000
2015, Cloutier didn’t run from police. In fact, he watched from across the
street as emergency crews arrived at the Petro Canada at 96 Street and
118 Avenue. Once in police custody, he told the investigator he should be in a
credit card had been denied at multiple gas pumps he drove into the station.
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Quebec Order of Pharmacists
issues cautionary statement over theft
The Quebec Order of Pharmacists is asking its members to review
their security measures following a robbery that led to a fatal standoff in
Jonquière, Que. last week. Quebec provincial police believed a 27-year-old man
held up a pharmacy with a knife last Saturday. He later died during a standoff
between him and police because he appeared to be holding what looked like a
ON (UPDATE): Third arrest made in connection to violent jewellery store
robberies, home invasions
A week after Peel police
announced the capture of two suspects allegedly involved in a series of violent
home invasions targeting South Asian jewellery store owners, a third suspect
turned himself in to investigators on Monday. Rashid Ahmad, 25, from Windsor,
has been charged with robbery, disguise with intent, and holding an imitation
firearm while committing an offence. The four attacks, two in Brampton and two
in Toronto between October and December 2015 were “well-orchestrated” and
“terrifying,” Chief Jennifer Evans told media last Wednesday.
Calgary sword store loses
$20,000 in merchandise after weekend burglary
Dark Age Creations lost close to $20,000 in medieval swords,
armour and other custom pieces in an overnight burglary.
Two Medicine Hat men charged
with credit card fraud
Ottawa: Police respond to
apparent Poké-crimes in the capital
Youth charged with robbing
3 Cold Lake liquor stores in 20 minutes
Champlain Pharmacy IDA -
Morinville, AB, CN
Greco Pizza - New
Kwik-Way – Wilmot, NS
Petro-Canada - Kamloops, BC,
Tremont Pharmacy - St.
History and Goals of the IOBSE
Future Leaders for
SVP Loss Prevention for Gap Inc., and
Regional Dir. of LP for Kohl's, talk about the history and goals of the
Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE). As the leading
organization for minority security professionals, IOBSE is driven toward
inspiring and encouraging young executives and college students to success in
the security industry. Hear Keith talk about some of the IOBSE's success stories
from over the years, while Michael tells us about the group's annual conference.
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Illegal Drug Sellers
Borrow A Page From ECommerce
According to a
new report, while online markets account for only a small portion of illicit
drug sales, it is growing at a very fast clip with sellers aiming to build a
reputation on price and quality, similar to how their retail counterparts
The sales are occurring on dark websites that users
can only gain access to through browsers including Tor. Buyers and sellers
use secure, so-called dark, email to hook up and make their payments in
bitcoins, a growing digital currency that is hard to trace.
retailers moved to embrace eCommerce, these online sellers of illicit drugs
are using feedback systems, enabling buyers to rate their purchases and
leave comments similar to how Amazon.com or eBay does it.
these sellers of illicit drugs are acting similar to retailers with their
eCommerce websites, they are taking a lot of precautions to prevent law
enforcement from shutting them down, which is having mixed results.
Connected Devices Need E-Commerce Standard
Say Cyber Security Experts
Billions of connected devices are potentially at risk unless security
sensitive software can be managed to an e-commerce standard, according to a
group of leading technology security experts.
including ARM, Intercede, Solacia and Symantec worked together to assess the
security challenges of connecting billions of devices across multiple
sectors; including industrial, home, health services and transportation.
Their conclusion was that any system could be compromised unless a
system-level root of trust was established.
To deal with the risk,
the companies collaborated on the Open Trust Protocol (OTrP) to combine a
secure architecture with trusted code management, using technologies proven
in large scale banking and sensitive data applications on mass-market
devices such as smartphones and tablets.
marketplace picks up sellers and momentum
Louis County, MO: Two men charged with $1,000 Baby Formula Theft from
According to charging documents, the
men loaded 55 canisters of baby formula into a tote bag in a cart, then ran
out of the store without paying. Store security officers tried to stop the
men, but they made off in a orange SUV. An officer responding to the theft
call saw the car and gave chase, but soon gave up when it became too
dangerous. The two men were later arrested by another officer. They said
they were going to sell the formula to what they called the "Arab stores".
Editor's note: Missouri does not currently have an ORC law.
Homer Glen, IL: Meijer
employee scammed on Gift Card transaction
over the phone
Police said an employee at Meijer was tricked by someone pretending to call
from Meijer's corporate offices during a July 7 scam. The victim was
instructed to put $499 on six store gift cards and $249 on the seventh one.
The victim than provided the card's serial numbers per the caller's request
before the scam was discovered later that day.
Centralia, WA: Thief
Makes Off With $800 in Merchandise at Outlet
At 5:31 p.m. on Sunday, police received a report of a second-degree theft at
a factory outlet store in the 1400 block of Lum Road. Three suspects
reportedly entered the store and stole more than $800 in merchandise before
fleeing in a silver car with Oregon license plates.
Evergreen Park, IL:
Menard's seeking a Career Criminal for Identity and Retail Theft
The Evergreen Park police detective told the judge that Walter Bacon
visited Menard's on May 17, where he brought an outdoor grill and some food
items to the cashier. When the cashier noticed that he put his own picture
on another man's driver's license, she called her supervisor. Together they
tried to stall for time until police could arrive. Bacon became wise to
their ruse and walked out of the store with the unpaid merchandise. The
cashier managed to get a photocopy of Bacon's alleged fake driver's license.
The prosecutor said Bacon has a long rap sheet, including seven prior felony
convictions and 14 misdemeanors ting back to the 1980s. Bacon is still on
Muskegon County, MI: Ricky Ricardo
White, 43, of Muskegon, 20 months to 10 years MDOC for organized retail
crime, third-time habitual offender
Buffalo, NY: Family Dollar shoplifter steals
$225 in laundry pods, pulls knife on Associate after robbery
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Death and Threats
Marietta, GA: Police
Come Under Gunfire at Deercreek Gunshop
gunman inside a gun shop near Atlanta began shooting at police officers, who
returned fire after responding to reports of a break-in at the business
shortly before dawn Tuesday, Marietta police said. No injuries were reported
and four suspects have been apprehended at the Deercreek Gunshop in
Marietta. Officers responding to a report of a burglary noticed movement on
top of and inside the building, and soon apprehended two suspects, Wallace
said. A third suspect inside the business fired on the officers, and one of
the lawmen returned fire, but no one was hit, police said. A fourth suspect
came out of the business with his hands up.
Myrtle Beach, SC: Mall
Security Tried Saving Drowning Infant
Security officers rushed to a possible drowning at the Tanger Outlets on
Highway 501 after witnesses reported a woman with an infant behind the mall
who had thrown the bay into the water. According to warrants, security
officers were called to the area by shoppers and when they arrived, they saw
the child in the pond, but did not see his mother. Security officers
attempted a rescue and emergency crews tried to revive the infant, but were
unable to. Police began searching for the mother and found Jameisha
Alexander about two hours later when she wrecked her vehicle, the warrants
stated. Officials said she made no effort to contact authorities or anyone
else for help. Horry County police arrested Alexander and have charged her
with murder in connection with the incident. An autopsy ruled 6-week-old
King Khalil Jair Alexander's cause of death as drowning.
AL: Man arrested for threatening to blow up Dollar General; demonstrating
An Albany man is charged with
terroristic threats and acts for threatening to blow up a Dollar General
store in South Albany. According to reports, Tyrone Taylor, Jr., 26, made
statements Monday morning that he was demonstrating for Black Lives Matter,
and threatened to blow up the Dollar General. Police said Taylor was enraged
because he felt clerks were watching him in the store, targeting him. "Being
vigilant against shoplifting. And from there it went to him expressing his
feelings about being targeted as a shoplifter," said Lt. Keithen Hall from
APD. In 2006, he was convicted on two counts of armed robbery and sentenced
to 20 years in prison.
Robberies & Thefts
County, VA: Two people abducted by Armed Gunman taken to a 7 Eleven for a
Officers are on the hunt for three
men behind a double abduction and armed robbery Monday, July 18. Detectives
are looking for three masked men who abducted two people, stole an SUV and
robbed a convenience store. Earlier Monday night, police say the suspects
forced their way into a home at Shannon Glen Court and abducted one victim.
Police said. "Abducted the victim at gunpoint, stealing the victim's car,
and taking the victim from that location to a nearby ATM to withdraw money."
At the ATM, the trio of robbers abducted a second person at gunpoint. "At
that time the victims were taken from that location of the ATM and they were
taken to the area of the 7-Eleven." After robbing the store, the three men
took off with cash and dropped the victims off nearby. The suspects later
ditched the SUV they stole.
Kingsport, VA: Zales employee arrested for the
theft of over $20,000 of merchandise
Darlene Rich, 20, was arrested on Saturday. An incident report at the
Kingsport Police Department says officers were called to Zales by an
assistant manager. The complainant stated that Rich was an employee, with
the company suspecting she had stolen 14 separate pieces of jewelry. The
alleged thefts occurred on Tuesday with the total value of merchandise
estimated at $20,228.
Elyria, OH: Police searching for this Armed
Robbery suspect, shouldn't be that difficult to identify
Elyria police are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects
involved in the July 7 armed robbery at the Corner Store, 616 Prospect St.
Police identified Christopher Barnes, 23, of Lorain, as the suspect and is
wanted on an aggravated robbery charge. No one was injured.
Alcoa, TN: Shoplifter pulls a knife on
Walmart Loss Prevention; suspect arrested, no injuries reported
New Hartford, CT: Man stealing plastic
bottles from Walmart storage trailer now facing Robbery charges; fought with
Westfield, MA: Walmart calls police
once a day
Treiber and Straub Jewelers in
Brookfield, WI reported a Burglary on July 12, no amount was disclosed
Pagoda in the Florida Mall, Orlando, FL reported a Grab & Run on 7/18,
merchandise valued at $2,149
Kay Jewelers in the Westland Mall,
Hialeah, FL reported a Grab & Run on 7/11, RECOVERED merchandise is valued
Jewelers in the Rolling Oaks Mall, San Antonio TX reported a Grab & Run on
7/19, merchandise valued at $16,699
Zales in the Dadeland Mall, Miami, FL
reported a Distraction Team Theft on 7/19, merchandise valued at $11,339
Zales in the Crabtree Valley Mall,
Raleigh, NC, reported a Grab & Run on 7/19, merchandise valued at $10,699
Man arrested for $43,000
Frito-Lay snacks trailer theft in Miami-Dade area
South Florida Cargo Theft Task Force found the trailer, which was originally
from Georgia and destined for Homestead, in Miami-Dade and charged the 26
yr-old with theft of tractor, trailer and product ($139,000).
$43,000 Frito-Lay haul is peanuts compared to one South Florida man's
alleged haul: $2 million of Mucinex. Officials say the stolen goods were
resold at a Miami-Dade store.
Richland County, SC:
$200,000 in Fake Merchandise Seized in Richland County
Lowell, MA: Man arrested
for attempted murder on a Police Officer following stolen car and Credit
Adrain, MI: Three
accused of trying to use falsified gift cards at Wal-Mart
Australia: Card skimming
mastermind's penalty reduced
Ann Street C-Store - Montgomery, AL - Armed Robbery
Casey's General - Carterville, MO
- Armed Robbery
Casey's General - Joplin, MO - Armed Robbery
Chevron - Killeen, TX - Armed Robbery/ 2x in 2
CoGo - Murrysville, PA - Armed Robbery
Corner Store - Elyria, OH - Armed Robbery
Deercreek Gunshot - Marietta, GA
- Burglary/ Shots
Dillon's - Hutchinson, KS - Armed Robbery/ suspect
Dollar General - Albany, AL - Bomb Threat
Don & Ben's - San Antonio, TX
- Armed Robbery
Eagle Store - Verona, MS - Shooting
Jeffro Furniture - Chicago, IL - Burglary
Jewelry Pawn Store - Port St Lucie, FL
King's Beauty Shop - Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO
Shooting/ 2 critically wounded
Metro PCS - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Tallahassee, FL - Robbery
One World Restaurant - Port St Lucie, FL
Walgreens - Aurora, IL - Robbery
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