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Mark Crowley was promoted to Head of Profit Protection
for John Lewis

Mark was previously the Senior Manager of Profit Protection for the London retailer and has been with the company since 2014. He has also held other loss prevention and asset protection positions such as Senior Manager, Global Asset & Profit Protection Operations for Burberry, District LP Manager for Gap Inc., and Audit/Head Office LP Manager for Arcadia Group. Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology with Business Information Systems from Middlesex University. Congratulations Mark!

 

 



The ISIS Terror Threat in America
Homeland Security Committee compiled an ISIS Terror Threat Snapshot in America for the month of July 2016. At the 2016 RLPSA Annual Conference, from Charles "Buck" Hamilton, Protective Security Advisor (PSA) with the Department of Homeland Security, described restaurants as having the characteristics of soft targets. Click here to download the ISIS Terror Threat in America Snapshot.

Extra Firearms Police Sent to Patrol London Streets, Malls, Public Spaces
London's Operation Hercules - American Woman Murdered

Antiterrorist firearms officers have been deployed to patrol the streets and shopping malls of London as the city woke up on Thursday to the murder of an American woman in Russell Square by a man wielding a knife.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has announced the start of Operation Hercules, which provides for an extra 600 armed officers pulled from various parts of England to protect London against the threat of terrorist attacks similar to recent ones in France and Germany.

The Met said the armed officers would be on "proactive operations and targeted patrols," both on foot and in vehicles, across London. Some have been given BMW motorcycles to ensure a quicker response to threats.

The police deployment comes just hours after an American woman in her sixties was knifed to death in Russell Square by a teenager said by police to be mentally ill. Five others were injured in the attack, which police have described as spontaneous with victims selected at random.

Russell Square is near The British Museum, the Brunswick Centre - a shopping mall with an arts cinema - and a host of show venues during London Fashion Week.

The Met's move comes as France and Germany step up public security in the wake of attacks large and small that have killed and injured hundreds in past months.  wwd.com wsj.com

Recent Tragedies Spark Interest in Active Shooter Training
School administrators and business owners are tackling the question:
What can be done to prepare?

Across the country, including Kern County, many are turning to "active shooter training." A Google search Friday turned up articles related to recent active shooter training events in Florida, Nebraska, Georgia, Arkansas and Texas. emergencymgmt.com

Roswell, GA: Suspect arrested in shooting deaths behind Publix
A 20-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and will be charged in the shooting deaths of two 17-year-olds, police said. But investigators declined to discuss a possible motive or whether the suspect knew the teenagers. Jeffrey Hazelwood of Roswell was taken into custody early Wednesday at an area gas station, Roswell police Chief Rusty Grant said. He was being held at the Roswell detention center, but will be taken to the Fulton County jail, where he will be charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Natalie Henderson and Carter Davis, both of Roswell, Grant said. Hazelwood was already in custody by the time officers executed a search warrant at a small ranch on Gilhams Road, off Mabry Road and just outside of the Roswell city limits. Grant declined to discuss how that search was related to the case, but said currently, there are no other suspects. "We believe he acted alone," Grant said. The chief said cellphone records from various phones were crucial in identifying Hazelwood as the suspect. He also mentioned messaging apps on cellphones as being useful in the investigation. myajc.com wsbtv.com

$72M Bitfinex hack could shake faith in bitcoin
The hack and cybertheft of nearly 120,000 bitcoins from the exchange platform Bitfinex could scare away future investors in the cryptocurrency, experts warn. Bitfinex announced that it had suspended trading on the platform Tuesday and that it had discovered a security breach. In all, 119,756 bitcoins were reportedly stolen, worth $72.3 million at the price when Bitfinex suspended trade. cnbc.com


Update: Sports Authority Requests Court to Keep Identities of Executives Under Seal
Executives At Bankrupt Sports Authority Ask For Bonuses, Get Denied

Executive protection at the key of the request. The company asked to keep the identities of the executives under seal to "minimize detrimental impacts on employee morale," which prompted an outcry from some of the 14,000 former staffers.

A U.S. bankruptcy judge refused on Tuesday to allow Sports Authority to pay up to $2.85 million in bonuses to four executives for overseeing the winding down of the national sporting goods chain. Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy in March with hopes of keeping some of its 464 stores open, but battles among lenders and suppliers eventually scuttled those plans. Its final stores closed last month.

Bankrupt companies often get court approval to make special bonus payments to top executives for hitting performance targets designed to maximize value for creditors. huffingtonpost.com
 
The New $9.5B Expense No One Was Prepared For
Retailers prepare to deal with new overtime regulations

With new federal overtime regulations set to take effect near the end of the year, retailers are analyzing their staffing and pay structures to find the most efficient route to compliance. Without action, they could see labor costs significantly rise, and experts say employers will experience a dramatic increase in administrative costs even if actual payroll costs remain the same.

Under the new rules, employers will be required to pay overtime to most workers who make up to $47,476 per year when they work more than 40 hours a week - more than double the current threshold of $23,660; the level will automatically increase every three years based on wage growth.

If nothing is done to block the rules, overtime will be required for an additional 2.2 million workers in the retail and restaurant industries alone, mostly managers and assistant managers currently paid a fixed salary, according to a 2015 study conducted for NRF by Oxford Economics. That would cost retailers and restaurants an additional $9.5 billion a year. nrf.com

The Central Station Alarm Association, CSAA, looks for experts to form new tech standards
New standards apply to monitoring centers, PSAPs, manufacturers

CSAA is looking for subject matter experts on a variety of up and coming technologies to join its new Emerging Technologies Committee-a division of its Standards Committee-to help form new standards. The committee is looking for individuals knowledgeable about GPS/mobile services including mPERS, active shooter systems, video technology, telehealth, home automation and mass notification systems. CSAA is seeking experts from PSAPs, fire and medical services, and law enforcement, as well as those in the monitoring industry. securitysystemnews.com
 
The feds are cracking down on counterfeits in Tampa Bay
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, has initiated cases against at least seven people in the past year in U.S. District Court for Florida's middle district, which includes the Tampa Bay area, alleging the counterfeiting of consumer products, chiefly women's handbags.

A Hernando County couple is accused of selling nearly $1.4 million worth of purses infringing on the trademarks of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Hermes and Gucci. A Pinellas couple sold more than $878,000 worth of the stuff.

Ritchie Flores, group supervisor of fraud investigations for Homeland Security said "But it's more accessible. It's out there on every corner. The volumes we see are just gigantic." tampabay.com

Worker crushed by packages at Buffalo FedEx facility
The packages were against the back wall of the truck when the pallet carrying them tipped over, pinning Reese. Although several employees tried to free Reese, it took a fork lift to get the pallet off of him. He died at the scene after paramedics tried to save him.  oshatoday.com

Director, Field Asset Protection for lululemon athletica in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
The director of field asset protection's (AP) primary responsibility will be to create an environment that unlocks the full potential of the high performing field AP team. This position will provide strategic leadership while fostering high-level cross-functional partnerships to gain alignment for AP initiatives throughout North America.  linkedin.com


NRF's back-to-school survey shows 11.5% increase in shopping - $75.8B
 
Weis Markets Opens Five Stores In Baltimore County; More than 500 former Mars Super Markets employees find positions with Weis
 
 
July Same Store Sales Results
Costco down 2%
Fred's down 4.6%
Cato down 10%
The Buckle down 10.8%
 
Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Canadian Tire Q2 comp's up 2.9%, FGL Sports comp's up 5.8%, Mark's comp's up 4.6%, sales up 3.1%
Party City Q2 comp's up 3.8%, sales up 5%
Restaurant Brands Int. Q2 - Tim Hortons comp's up 2.7%, Burger King comp's up 0.6%, sales flat
Ingles Markets Q2 retail grocery comp's up 2.6%, sales up 1.2%
Sally Beauty Q3 comp's up 2.5%, sales up 3.1%
Fiesta Restaurants Q2 Pollo Tropical comp's up 1.4%, Taco Cabana comp's down 3.8%, sales up 5.6%
Jack in the Box Q3 comp's up 1.1%, Qdoba comp's up 0.6%,
hhgregg Q1 comp's down 3.9%, sales down 4%
Cato Q2 comp's down 6%, sales down 5%
Ignite Restaurants Group Q2 comp's down 6.7%, sales down 9.4%

 


LPRC Migration Strategies and Options Webinar

Today, the video surveillance space is undergoing a migration from analog to IP based video cameras. To help you better understand how these changes can affect your business, please join us on a LIVE webinar presented by our solution partner-Axis Communication on Friday, August, 26th from 2:30-3:30pm EDT.

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Analytics Is Changing Way Companies Assess Risk, Fraud - Part 3
Scott Stephenson, chairman and chief executive of Verisk Analytics, a provider of data, analytics and decision support software primarily for the insurance, natural resources, and financial services sectors, discusses how analytics is changing risk assessments and how analytics helps companies combat fraud.

How does that list differ from what you would have said if I asked you this question two years ago?

Mr. Stephenson: Cyberrisk may not have made our list a couple of years ago. Instead, we probably would have highlighted regulatory and compliance risks as stronger emerging risks at that time.

What are some below-the-radar risks companies need to be thinking about but may not be aware of?

Mr. Stephenson: Below-the-radar risks can have high impact and strike at any time, but they're also unpredictable and perhaps infrequent, so we tend not to think about them. Three come to mind: business interruption due to natural or man-made extreme events, risk to intangible assets such as intellectual property and reputation and long-term sustainability considerations.

Examples of business interruption are all around us. Power disruptions due to Superstorm Sandy affected eight million businesses and households across 12 states. Intangible assets can carry tangible risks. Intellectual property gets stolen or misappropriated all the time. Brands can suffer irredeemable damage based on single events that are then broadcast instantly to the entire world.

In considering long-term business sustainability, remember that companies can make data-based decisions quicker and with more insight and accuracy using sophisticated data analytic tools. When applied across the enterprise, such decisions in production, sales or service create a virtuous cycle of continuous improvements-producing a corporate culture of analytically driven, sustainable performance. Read Part 1 and Part 2 from the Daily. wsj.com

Feds might force your board to be cyber-aware
The Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2015 would require
Boards to specify which of their directors is a cybersecurity "expert"

The Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2015 (S.2410 of the 114th Congress) is a law proposed on Dec. 15, 2015 which states that if your business is publicly held (shares of your stock are sold on the open exchanges such as NYSE, NASDAQ and others) your official filings with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) must state who on the board is a cybersecurity expert. Moreover, if your board doesn't have a designated cybersecurity, you'll have to explain why.  

In government-speak it intends "To promote transparency in the oversight of cybersecurity risks at publicly traded companies." If the board does not have a DCE the company must explain why it feels that it does not need one and what measures it is taking to protect itself from cybercrime and cyberattacks.
The law is still in the pending/proposed stage but if it is passed, the SEC will create and publish guidelines within a year of its approval specifying what publicly traded companies must publish in their annual reports in regards to cybersecurity threat prevention.

In June 2014 Luis A. Aguilar, commissioner at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said:

"Boards that choose to ignore, or minimize, the importance of cybersecurity oversight responsibility, do so at their own peril." csoonline.com

Sally Beauty board named global cyber security expert Erin Nealy Cox as an independent director, effective Aug. 1

Credit card thieves could still counterfeit despite chip technology, researchers say
Researchers at NCR Corporation, a credit card processing technology company, discovered the EMV chip-based system, which has been praised for making it difficult to counterfeit credit cards, could be jeopardized by credit card thieves if they rewrite the code in the card's magnetic strip, which is supposed to tell payment machines to use the chip, to appear the card has no chip at all.

The code can be rewritten because many retailers do not encrypt transactions through their payment machines. This makes card information vulnerable. Payment machines are not encrypted by default, so stores have to pay more to do so and thus protect their customers.

Two examples of this occurring in national retailers are the hacks that Target and the Home Depot experienced two years ago, where many customers experienced credit card theft.

"There's a common misperception EMV solves everything. It doesn't," said Patrick Watson, one of the researchers.

NCR advised that retailers "encrypt everything" during a transaction and encouraged customers to pay by app or another high-tech option when available.  aol.com upi.com
 

 


 

BSI teams up with Worldwide Golf Enterprises to help the Retailer maintain its existing EAS Infrastructure while reducing repair and replacement costs

Background
Worldwide Golf Enterprises is one of the nation's largest discount golf equipment retailers with 85 stores in 18 states. Its stores operate under the names of Edwin Watts Golf, Roger Dunn Golf Shops, The Golf Mart, Van's Golf Shops, Golfers' Warehouse and Uinta Golf. It is also an authorized dealer for all major golf brands including Titleist, Ping, TaylorMade, Callaway, Nike, Puma and Adidas to name a few. With its huge selection of golf products, apparel and accessories, it is tremendously popular with its customers but unfortunately with shoplifters too.

The Challenge
Worldwide Golf Enterprises has deployed electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems in many of its locations to help protect its high-end, highly sought-after merchandise. Not only is its merchandise coveted by the avid golfer, it also can fetch a fair price on the grey or black market making it a target for both amateur and professional shoplifters. The problem Mike Mata, Worldwide Golf's Director of Loss Prevention, faced was keeping his fleet of EAS systems in proper working order to maintain their effectiveness while staying within the allocated budget.

The Solution
Mata was approached by BSI Director of EAS Sales August Polito with a proposal to replace Mata's existing non-working EAS systems with BSI Certified Pre-owned Ultra Post units at a cost that would be lower than repairing the old ones. In addition to replacing the original systems, Polito also proposed adding another pre-owned system to provide additional coverage at the front of the stores.

"I must admit I was skeptical when I first heard about the certified pre-owned EAS option that could replace my non-working EAS system as well as add an additional system for the store entrance for about the same price as the original equipment manufacturer's repair bill," said Mata. "I thought it was too good to be true, as it turned out it wasn't."

Certified Pre-Owned EAS systems offer retailers the ability to extend their original investment in their EAS infrastructure. BSI specializes in providing hard-to-find legacy equipment, completely refurbished and delivered in "like new" condition with a warranty that is comparable to ones that are provided with new products. BSI also offers accessories like detachers, deactivators and tags.

Certified Pre-Owned EAS systems can deliver significant savings while offering the same quality as new systems. All of BSI certified pre-owned systems and accessories are re-conditioned back to their original specifications and subject to stringent testing to guarantee the highest quality.

The Results
Mata chose to deploy BSI's Certified Pre-Owned Ultra Posts in several locations where the original equipment was no longer operational. He believed that this was a win-win option for his organization where he would be getting a working EAS system along with additional coverage from a "new" EAS system at the front entrance. Mata was impressed with the fact that the certified pre-owned systems looked new and brought his boss to a location to see first-hand how the systems looked and operated. Mata also chose the optional advertising sleeve for the pedestals as a way to generate additional funding by selling advertising space to his suppliers.

"We have been very happy with the quality of the systems and the professionalism of the BSI team. We are pleased with our partnership with BSI and continue to add additional BSI certified pre-owned EAS systems to our other stores. These systems are an option worth considering, you save money, reduce shrink and they look great," concluded Mata.
 

 


 

How to have the best ever year of your career...

Many employees receive a year end evaluation and are given the challenge of writing their own self review. Some have their entire yearly performance feedback condensed into a one-hour snapshot. Does that seem fair?

In an outstanding, practical career and personal development presentation Christopher McDonald - Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention Compass Group NAD and Gary Moncur - Director of Loss Prevention Compass Group NAD, two of loss prevention's leading experts on career development - will share their invaluable insights into both delivering and receiving an employee evaluation at Retail Risk - New York on 1st September. You will gain direct insight into what senior executives are looking for in their colleagues and how to make the right impression in the challenging world of risk and loss prevention.

Their roles as leaders have, over the years, given them the opportunity to present hundreds of reviews. At Retail Risk - New York they will share their experiences, observations and suggestions to help guarantee you a more productive discussion.

Importantly this session will not only help you to develop skills that will serve you well in advancing your career, but also in getting your own viewpoint across persuasively, being taken "seriously" and acquire the power and influence to be of value in shaping your company's future.

For further information or to register for your free VIP delegate pass, go to http://www.retailrisk.com/new-york-booking/.
Retail Risk - New York is a free to attend event for all retailers, academics, risk professionals and law enforcement agencies.

*Gary Moncur is also hosting a workshop on maximizing your POS data at Retail Risk - New York. For more information on this workshop, visit http://www.retailrisk.com/speakers-new-york/

 

 

Innovating for a smarter,
safer world

Within retail, video surveillance systems have traditionally been used for safety and security. Axis network video solutions take such systems to a new level by not only offering HDTV image quality both in real time and recordings, but also by combining this with the latest intelligent video functions and invaluable analytic tools on the market. Hedgie Bartol, Retail Business Development Manager for Axis, tells us how this can improve your entire business, from safety and loss prevention to merchandising and store operations.
 


LPNN Quick Take #5

Dan Doyle, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bealls Inc., and Dr. Richard Hollinger of the University of Florida, discuss National Retail Security Survey trends, diversion program effectiveness, and the impact of higher felony threshold laws.

 

Solution Providers, have a video or commercial you want to publish?  Contact us.

Wal-Mart in Talks to Buy Web Retailer Jet.com for $3B according to sources
Wal-Mart has scrambled to keep pace with Amazon, which overtook Wal-Mart by market capitalization a year ago and now sports a market value that is 50% larger. Wal-Mart's e-commerce sales reached nearly $14 billion, or 3% of its $482 billion in annual revenue last year. Amazon's revenue was $107 billion last year, including its Web-services business.

The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer has pledged $2 billion to boost e-commerce sales, building new fulfillment centers and supporting a two-day free shipping service that targets Amazon's popular Prime service. It has also tried to goose sales with local grocery delivery and curbside pickup services. But online growth has slowed for nine straight quarters.  wsj.com
 
Google will test delivery drones in the US
The White House announced as part of an initiative to push research and safety measures for unmanned flight. internetretailer.com

PayPal Fraud and Carding Are More Popular Than Bitcoin On The Deep Web
Many people often associate Bitcoin with illegal and fraudulent activity on the Internet. But a new study goes to show Bitcoin is not being used for illicit activity as often as one might think. In fact, carding and PayPal fraud remain the two biggest payment threats on the internet right now. A renewed interest in these types of activity is coming from the deep web, which will hardly surprise anyone.

To put this into perspective, the number of products related to carding sits at 1263, across 16 out of 17 marketplaces. Paypal-related tricks are ranked second with 1103 results across 16 markets. The number of vendors for both of these "items" is well above the 300 mark. This seems to indicate a significant number of internet criminals are focusing their attention on these particular items.

There are illicit Bitcoin materials sold on the deep web as well. It is unclear if this pertains to stolen funds, phishing sites, or other ways to steal users' funds, though. A total of 443 search results came up for Bitcoin, putting it well out of the top 10 of most commonly sold products on the deep web. livebitcoinnews.com

 
 

CCROC 2016 Training and Conference Set for August 23-24
in Oak Book, Illinois

Register now to attend the 2016 Cook County Regional Organized Crime Training and Conference in Oak Brook, Illinois. Registration is only $80 and includes parking, beverages, breakfast, lunch, and snacks, as well as all speakers and networking opportunities.

There will be over 500 attendees from law enforcement, retail, security and investigations to train and network. Topics will include cyber crime, analytics and the latest trends in Organized Retail Crime, among others. This training is meant to provide attendees with useful information that they can bring back to the field.

For more more information and to register, click here

 

Citrus County, FL: Smash & Grab Crew hitting stores and car dealerships in 3 counties caught in the act
Investigators believe recent smash and grabs in three counties could all be connected to the Orlando-based crew. Citrus County deputies say they caught them in the act during a burglary at Plaza Dodge in Inverness. "We all share information that's what the bad guys don't realize," says Lindsay Blair from the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office credits Intelligence Led Policing for busting this ring and 2 other area drug operations recently. Deputies know what crime trends are happening in other communities across the county line and work together to stop it. wtsp.com

Chicago, IL: $15,000 in purses stolen from Chanel on the Magnificent Mile
Two young men stole several purses Wednesday morning from a Chanel store on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, just days after a police alert about thieves targeting stores selling expensive purses. The store was only open for 30 minutes when the robbery occurred. In seconds, the thieves stole several bags that were on display near the front door, police said. The purses could be worth at least $15,000. Thieves have hit four stores in the past two months near the Mag Mile. abc7chicago.com

Newark, DE: Acme shoplifters steal $5,000 in medicine
Two men stole 26 over-the-counter medications, including Nexium, Claritin, Mucinex, Prilosec, Prevacid and Zegerid, as well as boxes of Crest Whitestrips totaling $626. newarkpostonline.com

Mahwah, NJ: Man charged with robbery after fighting with Home Depot Loss Prevention; 3 Deactivation devices seized
Michael S. Macleish, 61, was recognized by the guard from a previous theft. On Tuesday night, police said, he had drill bits and other items in concealed in his possession. Police estimated the merchandise is valued at over $900. northjersey.com

Rush Twp, PA: PA State Troopers discovers a Detacher and Booster Bags during traffic stop for indicator
When the trooper approached the vehicle, he detected the odor of marijuana from inside the SUV. Calling for backup, troopers initiated a probable cause search. The search revealed a magnetic security tag detacher, bags lined with foil and duct tape and marijuana. All 3 suspects in the vehicle were arrested. centredaily.com

Sunnyvale, CA: Two women arrested for shoplifting at Target and Macy
Two women entered a Macy's and purchased four bags. They then went to Target and filled the bags with merchandise and left without paying for the items. They returned to Macy's and started filling the bags with Macy's merchandise. mercurynews.com

Columbia, PA: Police say a woman attempted to apply for a job at the same store she stole from
Authorities say Rhonda Diehl, 44, had 16 items in her purse when she attempted to apply for a job at Musser's Market. Police were already investigating two retail thefts from the store from earlier in the week. The third time, police were able to intercept Deihl and make an arrest. wgal.com

Elk Grove, CA: Four arrested for Toys R Us $1,600 theft
Three adults and one teenager are accused of stealing more than $1,600 worth of goods from a Toys R Us store. Elk Grove police reportedly found most of the merchandise in a suspect's car that had an infant passenger. egcitizen.com

Owensboro, KY: Juvenile charged with $1,195 theft from Walmart

Egg Harbor, NJ: Boscov's reports the theft of over $1,000 in merchandise; Police release photos

Sunnyvale, CA: Two adult females charged with the theft of $945.76 worth of baby formula from Safeway

Youngstown, OH: Two men and two women reportedly stole $800 worth of merchandise, including DVD players, from Walmart

 

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Robberies & Thefts

Covina, CA: Home Depot Robbery suspect swings hatchet, bites Loss Prevention A man suspected of stealing from The Home Depot tried to hit employees with a stolen hatchet and bit one in the arm during a fight Tuesday. Covina Police said two security guards detained the suspect until police arrived. He said the man allegedly took three pairs of work gloves, a hatchet and a claw hammer. sgvtribune.com

Paducah, KY: Man trying to steal $1,200 of merchandise from Walmart, pulls gun on Customer trying to help
Benjamin L. Comer, 26, of Paducah, has been charged in warrants with first-degree robbery and first-degree fleeing or evading. Illinois State Police have also warned some residents in Massac County to be on the look out for Comer. They said they consider him armed and dangerous. A customer service manager told officers she saw a man exit the store with two shopping carts full of merchandise without paying for the items. She said she followed him and asked him to stop, but he cursed her and continued into the parking lot. A 50-year-old customer saw what was happening and followed the man into the parking lot trying to stop him. The customer said the man put some of the merchandise into a car, then pulled a pistol from the floorboard of the car and pointed it at him. The man then got into the car and left. wave3.com




Tustin, CA: Police are looking for two women who allegedly stole a watch while distracting a store employee, officials said Wednesday
At 4 p.m. June 28 the two women entered Atlantis Watches. The women distracted the employee as one woman stole a watch, valued at about $8,000. ktla.com



Edmond, OK: Heroic bystander tackles man Assaulting a Police Officer during credit card fraud arrest
A heroic bystander rushed to the aid of an Oklahoma police officer who was attacked while trying to arrest a credit card fraud suspect. The unnamed civilian reportedly tackled the suspect as he struggled with officers outside a dance studio in Edmond. The officers chased the suspect and an accomplice, who escaped, after receiving reports of cloned credit cards had been used at a local grocery store. telegraph.co.uk


UK: London: Officer seriously injured during Jewelry store Smash & Grab arrest
Machete-wielding thieves were dramatically stopped by plain-clothed police officers as they tried to rob a luxury jewelry shop in London. The gang, riding two mopeds, were ready to pounce in Piccadilly in central London at around 11.25am when officers from Scotland Yard's anti-robbery Flying Squad took them out. One Police Officer remains in a serious condition in hospital. dailymail.co.uk


Mahwah, NJ: Man charged with robbery after fighting with Home Depot Loss Prevention

Thousand Oaks, CA: Blood left at scene part of case against jewelry store robbery suspect

Baton Rouge, LA: Police searching for Armed Robbery suspects targeting Circle K stores

Jackson, TN: Man Indicted on 14 Burglary charges; hit Outdoor Inc, Office Max, Best Buy and Dick's Sporting Goods


Arson

Martin, TN: ATF Reward for info about fatal Dollar General Arson
An employee died in the fire, which took place at the Dollar General in Martin around 5 a.m. on July 27. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco announced the reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fire. The fire caused around $250,000 in damage to the building. wbrc.com

Fresno, CA: Police seeking to ID suspect in Walmart Arson case; photo released


Counterfeit Goods


South Bend, IN: Four area business searched for Counterfeit Merchandise; 3,000 items seized
Investigators seized shoes, hats, purses and other clothing. Police say it's believed those items are "imitations of name brand merchandise" such as Nike, Michael Kors, Timberland, North Face, Polo, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. More than 3000 items of suspected counterfeit merchandise were seized. wsbt.com


Denver, CO: 4 men face racketeering charges for selling counterfeit Denver Broncos merchandise
Sales went on for 9 years at Mile High Flea Market in Commerce City; $868,0000 of merchandise sold, conspiracy had ties to China. denverpost.com

UK: Peterborough, England: Police seize 20,000 counterfeit cigarettes from store


Skimming Reports

ATM skimmer found in Moonpark, CA

Houston, TX: ATM skimming device on ATM hits for $60,000 in damages

Westerly, CT: Man charged in theft of Porsche; investigation reveals alleged credit card skimming operation

Rock Hill, SC: First Citizen's Bank Customer foils ATM skimming attempt



Atlantis Watches - Tustin, CA - Robbery / $8,000 watch
BP - Madison, WI - Burglary
Circle K - Baton Rouge, LA - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Auburn, ME - Robbery
Custom Counters - Schaumburg, IL - Burglary
Dollar General - Midwest City, OK - Armed Robbery/ clerk shot
Dollar General - Dayton, OH - Robbery
Dollar General - New Orleans, LA - Robbery
Dollar General - Opelousas, LA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Van Buren, AR - Robbery/ Assaul
Kaufman by Design - Little Rock, AR - Burglary
Liquor Barn - Indianapolis, IN - Robbery/ Assault
Log Cabin Liquor - Ventura, CA - Armed Robbery
Mustang Firearms - Grass Valley, CA - Burglary/ 20 handguns stolen
Rite Aid - Falmouth, ME - Armed Robbery
Rod & Gun Sport Shop - Barron County, WI - Burglary / 8 handguns stolen
Sheraden Mini-Mart - Pittsburgh, PA - Armed Robbery/ toy gun
Super Mercado - Racine, WI - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Fresno, CA - Arson
7-Eleven - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Odessa, TX - Robbery
7-Eleven - Romeoville, IL - 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. 

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