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Elizabeth Grill named Director of Risk Management, Safety and Loss Prevention for Gulfstream Goodwill Industries
Elizabeth was the PEO Risk Management and Safety Representative for Paychex in Florida for over two years before taking this new role. She's held other risk management roles such as Claims Specialist - Risk Management for City Furniture and Legal Coordiantor/Risk Manager for Pizza Hut. Congratulations Elizabeth!

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Game On! RLPSA's 39th Annual Conference Kicks Off in Dallas

The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) kicked off its conference in Dallas, Texas on Monday, welcoming in the most attendees ever for the annual event. 

NFL referee and lawyer Ed Hochuli brought RLPSA to its feet with a killer opening session on how to manage crisis in real time! Rochuli related to the loss prevention, safety, and risk professionals in the audience by recounting the key principles of crisis management no matter what industry you're in. Attendees asked questions and learned Hochuli's unique way of managing crisis both up and down the ladder.

Paul Johnson, Chief of Global Security for Papa Johns talked about addressing the insider threat - the one you least expect. Attendees learned best practices about dealing with these insider threats and how to predict those that might surprise you! Paul also took questions about how the delivery industry is changing and what precautions companies should take from a security and risk perspective.

Click here for the full agenda as the jam-packed RLPSA conference continues today and tomorrow in Dallas!

Click below to watch the Day 1 video recap!

Twice As Nice: Auror a Double Finalist in the Australian Fraud Awards

The shortlist for the 2018 Australian Fraud Awards was released last month, with Auror named as a double finalist in the Best Newcomer and Best Collaborative Solution categories.

The awards showcase the best in risk, security and loss prevention work across Australia, inviting entries and nominations across 10 categories to recognise excellence in the industry. This was the first year for the awards in this region, following the success of other programmes held previously by Retail Risk in the UK and North America.

Entries were judges by a panel of seven retail industry judges, looking for ROI, innovation, and the value of partnerships across the different categories. Organisers cited an impressive number of entries in the competition this year, with the quality noted as "extremely high, and competition fierce".

"This is great recognition of the efforts of some pioneering retailers and police in collaborating to reduce crime in the community," says Phil Thomson, Auror Co-CEO. "We're thrilled to have been recognised across two categories of the awards, made all the more special by being able to celebrate alongside our valued partners from retail and police."

Winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on August 30th following the Retail Risk Sydney event.

Academy sporting goods chain sued by couple wounded
in Sutherland Springs, TX church shooting

A Texas couple who survived the Sutherland Springs church massacre last year have sued the sporting goods store that sold the gunman the firearm used in the shooting.

On Friday, Rosanne Solis and Joaquin Ramirez sued Academy Sports + Outdoors for selling Devin Patrick Kelley a Ruger AR-556 with 30 round capacity magazines. While this model is legal in Texas, Kelley was a resident of Colorado, where it's illegal to sell, possess or manufacture magazines with capacities over 15 rounds.

"A Texas gun dealer [Academy] cannot sell a firearm and deliver that firearm to a citizen of another State if that sale would not be legal in the purchaser's State of residence," the lawsuit reads. "The Ruger should have never been placed in Kelley's hands."

The couple, who were both shot, accuse Academy of gross negligence and seek damages of more than $1 million each for physical and mental anguish, disfigurement and medical expenses. The suit was filed in Bexar County District Court. dallasnews.com

Northern California fires now largest in state history and growing
On Monday, twin fires in Northern California being treated as one became the largest wildfire in state history, destroying 443 square miles - nearly the size of the city of Los Angeles.

The Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco was still growing this week as it broke the record set eight months ago. In December, the Thomas Fire killed two people, burned 440 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 buildings in Southern California. chicagotribune.com

40% of small businesses fail after a disaster, and many more fail within a year
When it comes to recovering from a natural disaster, it's important for local small businesses to get back on their feet as soon as possible. Unfortunately, many small businesses are not prepared for disaster response and thus fail during the recovery.

According to FEMA, 40 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent, that do reopen, fail within a year. Small businesses find it difficult to designate time and resources for something, like a disaster, that may or may not happen or happens infrequently and they often rely on insurance. govtech.com

The greatest robberies of the 21st century
From smash-and-grabs to underground tunneling and cryptocurrency hacks,
this century has seen it all

Two thieves made headlines around the world this week with a daring daylight heist of the Swedish crown jewels that could have come straight out of a Hollywood movie. But it was not the first dramatic robbery this century. Here are five more:

Graff Diamonds, $52M, 2009
The Graff Diamonds heist remains Britain's biggest jewelry raid and is among one of the smartest in history. Ostensibly a smash-and-grab, the robbery in the heart of London involved the use of fake prosthetics, multiple getaway cars and a dark criminal overlord.

Banco Central, $71M, 2005
Considered to be one of the world's largest ever heists, the Banco Central burglary was carried out by a small gang who tunneled 250 feet into the bank's vault. The tunnel took three months to construct and contained a sophisticated lighting system and even air conditioning.

Hatton Garden, $18M, 2015
Carried out over the Easter bank holiday weekend in 2015, a gang of four men ransacked 73 boxes at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in London's jewelry quarter after climbing down a lift shaft and drilling a hole through the six-foot vault wall

Coincheck Hack, $518M, 2018
In January this year, executives from the Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck confirmed that hackers had taken more than $518 million.

Central Bank of Iraq, $804M, 2003
This is considered the largest bank heist in history and one of the most contentious. In March 2003, just days before the US invasion of Iraq, the country's dictator Saddam Hussein siphoned nearly $1 billion from the Central Bank. theweek.co.uk

Retailers' #1 Challenge - Staffing the Sales Floor
Read What the CEOs Are Reading on the Subject:
'Retailers, Beware of the Body Snatchers on the Sales Floor'

I recently conducted a mystery shopping project for a retail client with a chain of about a dozen high-end stores. The client wanted me to start with what was considered their flagship store so I could determine how well the others measured up.

While I found the store in a good location, with great street presence and window displays, attractively designed with engaging merchandise, service in the store was MIA, filled with an unemotional sales staff that were literally imposters of normal people when it came to sales. They were "pod people" sales people reminiscent of the 1956 cult classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." No emotion, no connection, just filling space on the floor.

There was no excuse. The store wasn't busy. I was about the only shopper there, but the sales staffer behind the desk only gave me a shout out upon arriving, too busy with her important work at the computer to bother with me.

The sales staff were effectively using their computer screens as protective shields, rather than seeing a live customer on the sales floor as the tremendous opportunity to make a sale. therobinreport.com

Walmart, Amazon, Target Named America's Most Ethical Companies
Walmart, Amazon and Target have strong reputations as being "ethical" companies, according to Morning Consult. Six thousand and six hundred Americans were asked to think of a company that they would consider to be ethically responsible and name the first one that came to mind. Walmart had the most mentions (666), followed by Amazon (450) and Target (301). Rounding out the top 10 are Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Apple, Costco, Google, Microsoft and McDonald's. mediapost.com

Why Amazon And Rival Retailers Are Uniting To Defend The U.S. Postal Service
Many U.S. retailers may hate and fear Amazon.com, but their shared interest in making sure the U.S. Postal Service continues to offer "reliable and affordable" package delivery - critical to all retailers in this age of growing e-commerce - tops all that regular business enmity.

Amazon and the National Retail Federation, the top retail trade group representing retailers including Walmart and Target, have joined with other individual retailers and businesses to create the Package Coalition, a lobbying group seeking to educate and give facts about the state of the USPS's package business. (Amazon is also an NRF member.) forbes.com

Toys 'R' Us failure behind big jump in toy sales
Toy sales increased seven percent to $7.9 billion during the first six months of 2018, according to NPD Group. Juli Lennett, senior vice president and industry advisor at NPD, believes that the public demise of Toys "R" Us kept the category "top-of-mind for parents and grandparents when shopping for kids in general." cnbc.com

Director, Loss Prevention for DSW - Based in Columbus, OH corporate office
The Director, Loss Prevention develops and implements policies, programs and procedures designed to control risk, prevent losses (i.e., shrink) and protect the personnel and assets throughout the enterprise. Manages and directs physical location security and loss prevention measures across the enterprise. Trains and develops management and key LP Associates in asset protection awareness and proven loss prevention techniques and methods to prevent loss. Ensures effective and efficient utilization of surveillance and loss prevention assets, both human and equipment. Act as a company representative on the Enterprise Risk committee. This position reports to the SVP, Customer Experience & Operations and will have direct reports.

DSW, Inc. (Designer Shoe Warehouse), is an American footwear retailer of designer and name brand shoes and fashion accessories with over 500 stores in the United States and an e-commerce website. dswinc.com

National Stores files for bankruptcy, to close 74 of its 344 stores

Mattress Firm explores U.S. bankruptcy to close stores

Wells Fargo says hundreds of customers lost homes after computer glitch

Lowe's Director of Global Security job removed from website

Sears Holdings Management Corporation Director of Safety Operations job removed from website

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Separating the Amazons from the Blockbusters

How Blockchain Technology Is Disrupting Retail

U.S. retail reached a record-setting $5.7 trillion of sales in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And Boston Consulting Group reports retailers using technology and data to personalize experiences see 6-10 percent revenue increases. The industry has several components that both blockchain and cryptocurrency will completely disrupt.

The most obvious is in accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Retailers depend heavily on credit card companies like Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. They also utilize the SWIFT network for payment processing.

Then there's inventory and shipping of products being sold in retail. Amazon's fast delivery model made these issues even more vital to retailer success, and brick-and-mortar stores like Borders and Toys R Us that failed to adapt to Amazon's ecommerce model became cautionary tales.

Let's not forget about changing consumer tastes, especially in consumables like groceries, liquor, and cannabis. Even with clothing and jewelry, people want to know where their ingredients came from, whether it's organic, fair trade, etc. And marketing, to get people in the door, is the lifeblood of any retail operation. cryptobriefing.com

The role of blockchain as a fundamental piece in organised retail
The retail industry across the world has been sharing the same pain points for a very long time and the primary source of this was the linear structure in supply chain management and the intricate steps involved in payments. The linear structure was time-consuming and not very secure.

The implementation of blockchain in the retail space promises to be fruitful, for it showcases the potential of being non-linear and secure while being efficient, secure, and decentralized.

Blockchain allows maximum transparency of data down to the minutest detail. For example, in the apparel industry, by adopting blockchain technology, the complete flow of the lifecycle of a product from being raw material to becoming a finished good becomes traceable. This enables consumers to cross-verify its authenticity, and this data that the customer is relying upon cannot be altered with, for it is stored in a decentralized network that is unbreachable. This is one of the many revolutions that the implementation of blockchain will bring in the supply chain management of the retail industry. yourstory.com

Blockchain only as strong as its weakest link
Securing the blockchain ecosystem is the most challenging cybersecurity problem right now. The blockchain itself might be secure, but that doesn't mean that all the pieces that intersect with it - wallets, exchanges, miners, smart contracts - are secure. And many aren't. According to a recent study by Carbon Black, hackers have stolen $1.1 billion worth of cryptocurrency in the first half of this year.

Although the threat is primarily restricted to the public blockchain right now, the enterprise space will be next. There's so much money to be made targeting public blockchain that enterprise blockchain is unexplored territory for hackers right now. Weaknesses in enterprise blockchain will be found due to already successful exploits of the public blockchain. csoonline.com

Blockchain to drive $164B in efficiencies for retail by 2030

Americans Fear For Their Data More Than Their Wallet, Survey Finds
Radware®, a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, today released the findings of its Consumer Sentiments Research, which found that American consumers worry more about having their personal data stolen than their wallet. In fact, of the 3,000 American consumers polled, 55% said data theft ranks above the theft of their wallet (23%), car (10%), cell phone (6%), and house keys (6%).

"It's no surprise that data theft ranks so high in the minds of Americans as a major risk," said Anna Convery-Pelletier, Chief Marketing Officer for Radware. "It's easy to buy a new car or a new cell phone, but having private data exposed can have permanent consequences for both the consumer and the brand where the breach occurred. When an organization does not properly secure its network, it is putting its brand reputation in jeopardy and risking its customer base."

Hackers and consumers value data differently

While more than half of respondents (54%) said they would be most concerned if their Social Security Number was stolen, hackers buy and sells Social Security number for around $2, whereas full medical records can sell for up to $1000.

Americans were less concerned with the theft of their banking information (18%), credit card number (9%), health records (9%), private cryptocurrency key (4%), passport information (3%), and driver's license (2%). These types of records and data, which are often traded and sold on the internet or Darknet, can easily make their way into the hands of malicious actors.

Breaches damage customer loyalty

Data breaches can significantly impact customer loyalty and brand reputation. Less than one-in-four (23%) of Americans said they would continue to do business with a brand after a breach, 10% said they would no longer do business with that organization, and the majority (68%) said they would need to be convinced that the business fixed the security issue before returning.

Executives understand this threat. Radware's recent 2018 Executive Application and Network Security Report revealed that more than 40% of companies ranked customer loss as the top threat to their business from a cyber-attack. Additional Radware research shows that retail executives in particular view customer loss as the top threat, with more than half (58%) noting that customer loss was top of mind. globenewswire.com

Hundreds of HP inkjet printer models vulnerable to critical remote execution flaws
Two nasty security vulnerabilities make hundreds of HP Inkjet printers vulnerable to remote code execution. HP recommended applying firmware update patches "as soon as possible."

Almost immediately after announcing a "first of its kind" bug bounty program for printers, offering up to $10,000 per HP printer bug, HP released firmware update patches for hundreds of inkjet printers. csoonline.com

Starbucks would like to clarify that it is not accepting bitcoin - yet

Texas Retailers Sue USDA to Keep SNAP Data Confidential


How to Get a Second Phone Number

Today most banks and online accounts use your cell phone as a point of verification. So publicizing it (by having it on your business card or email signature line) can create a new potential risk. The solution may be to get a free second phone number. There are paid and free mobile voice-over-internet-protocol (VOIP) services that allow you to do just that. A few to consider are Google Voice, Viber, Gushed, and Line2. You can then use this phone number for the wide audience, and give your actual cell phone number to family and close friends. This is a simple step to make yourself less of a target for fraud.



The Loss Prevention Research Council's
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Assessing The Real-World Impact of LP Efforts
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Future of LP: Innovation, Evaluation, Collaboration

Read Hayes, PhD, CPP, Director, Loss Prevention Research Council
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In this 36-minute episode, learn how LP/AP leaders and solution providers are leveraging the Loss Prevention Research Council to boost success, and why Board of Advisor members are so heavily invested in LPRC.

We explore how the LPRC has evolved in recent years, what makes it different from other groups or conferences, how retailers can leverage their resources, and how they can get involved.

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A dollar of digital fraud costs merchants $2.94
The average number of successful fraudulent transactions per month continues to rise, along with the average cost per each dollar of fraud loss, according to a recent LexisNexis Risk Solutions survey of more than 700 risk and fraud executives from the retail sector.

Survey respondents reported a monthly average of 306 successful fraudulent transactions when the survey was conducted this past March, up from 238 the year before. Survey results also showed an average of 313 failed fraud attempts per month, an increase from 257 a year earlier.

The report also tracked the cost for each dollar of fraud loss, finding that every dollar of fraudulent transactions cost merchants $2.94, up from $2.77 a year ago, a year-over-year increase of 6%. retaildive.com

The Shocking True Cost of Chargebacks
To find out what chargebacks are really costing merchants, we cannot simply look at merchants or the cost of merchandise lost. Chargebacks have a dramatic "bottom-line" impact that cuts across the entire payments ecosystem. They sap sales revenue and merchandise, they saddle businesses with a host of additional fees and administrative costs and they threaten critical relationships between merchants and institutions.

The true cost of chargebacks is not easily measured, but new data published by Javelin Strategy & Research reveals the total direct chargeback costs incurred by both merchants and banks in 2017:

All told, these direct losses came to roughly $31 billion last year. Which is bad enough, but still only one part of the picture. The financial impact of chargebacks goes much deeper than just what we see directly connected to the transaction dispute.

To put that in perspective, that's higher than the GNP of nearly two-thirds of the countries on earth. But once we factor in the broader impact on issuers, acquirers and consumers, the true cost of chargebacks is much, much higher.

How much higher? How about nearly $150 BILLION? Every. Single. Year.

Chargebacks may be an important consumer protection mechanism, but abuse of the system has created a problem too big to ignore. New processes and technologies like Visa Claims Resolution might reduce some of the burden, but chargeback losses will grow faster than any industry player can respond. cardnotpresent.com

Birchbox Launches Redesigned E-Commerce Site

Online furniture seller Wayfair to open a store




San Antonio, TX: Women in wigs stole $35,000 in DVDs from Barnes & Noble
over months

A months-long shoplifting spree at three Barnes & Noble stores in San Antonio, Texas, netted two women 917 DVDs worth more than $35,000. Kristina Marian Rost, 33, and Theresa Lynn Tagtmeir, 25, wore wigs to disguise themselves on various visits to the bookstores from April through June to steal DVDs. Police arrested Tagtmeir in June after a Barnes & Noble manager recognized her; she "panicked and dropped the DVDs" she was trying to hide in her purse. Tagtmeir confessed to the string of thefts and named Rost as her accomplice. Police later arrested Rost. The two women had made up to 20 visits to the three bookstores to steal DVDs. ksat.com

Decatur, AL: 3 teens charged with stealing over $500 of merchandise from Walmart
A security officer at Walmart on Spring Ave. S.W. reported at about 12:11 a.m. Friday that shoplifters were in the store, placing items in a large bucket while pushing around a shopping cart, police said. The officer said the same individuals were in the store days before and got away with a cart full of merchandise. A Decatur Police Officer responded and saw the three people on surveillance video leaving the store with a full shopping cart and arrested the 3 teens. Police recovered 45 items, totaling $520.59. decaturdaily.com

Weslaco, TX: Pawn Shop thief flees with $5,300 in jewelry; Employee chases and even jumps in get-a-way car
Two men are on the run after stealing a piece of jewelry worth about $5,300 from a Weslaco pawn shop. Weslaco Police Officer Eric Hernandez says two employees chased after the men and one even jumped into the man's car. "Individuals like this, you never know whether they are going to have a weapon inside the vehicle...These ladies could have been seriously injured," says Hernandez. krgv.com

Atlanta, GA: Two women accused of retail scams at Goodwill
and TJ Maxx

Two Atlanta women allegedly used a price tag gun to return clothing from Goodwill to a T.J. Maxx, disguising the items as purchased goods from the retailer. The clever scheme got April Walker and Laquwanda Wilcher $155 for three pair of jeans, after the duo swapped the luxury brands with thrifty finds, Athens-Clarke County police in an incident report. ajc.com

Northbrook, IL: Distraction Thieves steal $700 wallet from Louis Vuitton store
Staff at the Louis Vuitton store reported that a man and a woman distracted an employee before stealing a wallet sold for about $700. patch.com

Temple, TX: Man flees Target with $1,900 of merchandise; vacuum cleaner, calculators and school supplies

Orland Park, IL: Man charged with Felony Theft of Liquor, Lobster and Scallops valued at over $1,200 from Mariano's

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Shootings & Deaths

Springville, NY: Deputies shoot man with sawed-off shotgun at C-Store
The Erie County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Country Fair store at Route 39 and S. Cascade Dr. around 10:20 p.m. on Sunday. They say there were roughly 12 customers and employees in the store at the time. None of them were injured, even though the man with the gun discharged his weapon, deputies say. When they arrived, deputies say the armed man left the store and confronted them. Although they gave the man multiple commands to drop the weapon, they say he did not. Following this, the deputies fired their weapons at the man, later identified as 34-year-old Nicholas Krencik. Krencik was taken to ECMC, where he is in critical condition. wivb.com

Rushville, IN: Police investigating Customer shooting Customer inside Country Mark C-Store

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Houston, TX: 5 documented gang members with over 118 prior charges accused of pharmacy burglary
Houston police said five documented gang members from northeast Houston worked together to burglarize a southwest Houston pharmacy on Aug. 6. The five men were caught after leaving the area, police said. They were found in possession of numerous tools used in the burglary, including a heavy-duty grinder, pry bars, a crowbar and bolt cutters, according to police. Charles Randle, Christopher Walker, Louis Jones, Willie Dixon and Louis Williams were arrested, according to police. They were all charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, police said. Among them, police said, they have more than 118 prior charges in Harris County. Police said that, at the time of his arrest, Randle was on bond from a February robbery in Laredo, in which he and five other gang members are accused of stealing more than $88,000 from an ATM technician. click2houston.com

Chico, CA: Chico Police Street Crimes Unit arrest 250 in last 10 weeks
In week number 10 of the Chico Police Department's Street Crimes Unit, officers on special patrol are sending a strong message to those committing habitual crimes in the community. That message is simple: we are watching for illegal activity and we will arrest you. Over the weekend, officers working in the unit performed the latest round-up, by targeting what are considered street-level crimes which have a negative impact on quality of life. Those crimes include illegal activity such as car burglary and theft, drug dealing and possession, bike theft, outstanding warrants and habitual retail theft. In the ten weeks since the Street Crimes Unit began operating, officers have made a total of 250 arrests. actionnewsnow.com

Victorville, CA: Loss Prevention officer punched, threatened with knife at a WSS Shoe Store

Conroe, TX: Man arrested for Walgreens Armed Robbery

UK: Scotland: Thieves steal cash in raids at three Tesco stores during two-hour crime spree

UK: Carlisle, England: Man banned from 63 shops; 112 previous criminal offences of theft and burglary over the years

UK: Plympton, England: $700 of merchandise stole from Next store in Marsh Mills

Jared in the Baybrook Gateway, Webster, TX reported a Grab & Run on 8/3, item valued at $2,299 (recovered)

Kay Jewelers in the Clovis Crossing, Clovis, CA reported an Attempted Burglary on 8/5, no loss

Kay Jewelers in The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, Atlanta, GA reported a Grab & Run on 8/4, items valued at $10,498

Kay Jewelers in the Southlake Mall, Morrow, GA reported a Grab & Run on 8/4, item valued at $11,199

Kay Jewelers in the Cumberland Mall, Atlanta, GA reported a Grab & Run on 8/4, item valued at $14,999

Kay Jewelers in the River City Marketplace, Jacksonville, FL reported a Grab & Run on 8/4, item valued at $7,299

Kay Jewelers in the Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA reported a Distraction Theft on 8/1, item valued at $4,499

Piercing Pagoda in the Sunrise Mall, Massapequa, NY reported a Grab & Run on 7/31, item valued at $1049

Piercing Pagoda in the South Hill Mall, Puyallup, WA reported a Grab & Run on 7/30, item valued at $399

Zales Outlet in the Outlets of Little Rock, Little Rock, AR reported a Grab & Run on 8/5, items valued at $2,295


Bomb Threats

Detroit, MI: Police searching for 2 suspects in Firebomb attack on a Liquor Store on 7 Mile

Sentencings & Charges

Harlingen, TX: Men who called School Shooting Hoax, Robbed Pawnshop may get Probation
During a tense hearing Monday morning, 445th state District Judge Gloria Rincones denied a motion to dismiss charges against two men accused of calling in an active shooter threat at Harlingen High School South and then robbing a pawnshop. The Cameron County District Attorney's Office sought to dismiss the charges because of a disagreement over a plea deal, which Assistant District Attorney argued had not been accepted. Defense attorneys disputed that assertion. Cody Edward Quintero and Michael Anthony Serna face multiple charges stemming from the September 2016, active shooter hoax and subsequent robbery of a pawn shop, including engaging in organized criminal activity, four counts of aggravated robbery and making a terroristic threat. brownsvilleherald.com

Wilkes-Barre, PA: Serial Robber who hit C-Stores and Family Dollar sentenced to 9 to 18 years

Pharr, TX: Man Sentenced to 2 1/2 years in H-E-B Accidental Shooting

Pike County, KY: Man sentenced to 10 years for Pharmacy and C-Store Armed Robberies

Rock Island County IL: Man sentenced to 3 years for Aggravated Robbery of C-Store

Burlington County, NJ: Three charged for 7-Eleven robberies in Edgewater Park, Burlington Township and Delran


AT&T - Springfield, OH - Burglary
AT&T - Middleton, OH - Burglary
AT&T - Detroit, MI - Armed Robbery
Advance America - Front Royal, VA - Robbery
Auto Parts - Newport News, VA - Burglary
C-Store - North Alton, IL - Robbery
C-Store - Riverside, OH - Burglary
C-Store - Blytheville, AR - Burglary
C-Store - Springville, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Kiln, MS - Burglary
Cricket Wireless - Nashville, TN - Burglary
Dollar General - Blytheville, AR - Robbery
Dollar Tree - Frankfort, IL - Burglary
Dunkin Donuts - Boston, MA - Robbery (2nd in 2 weeks)
Gun Store - Lawrence, IN - Burglary
Gun Store - Columbia, SC - Burglary
Marijuana Shop - Kitsap County, WA - Armed Robbery
Pawn Shop - Weslaco, TX - Robbery
Pharmacy - Houston, TX - Burglary
Restaurant - Denton, TX - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Fayetteville, NC - Armed Robbery
Shoe Store - Victorville, CA - Armed Robbery
Subway - Jacksonville, FL - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Conroe, TX - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
13 robberies
11 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings





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Three Things No One Tells You About Being a Successful Manager (But Should)
When you're starting out in a new leadership position, it can be tricky to find your footing. You've got so much on your plate with earning your team's trust, and developing the organization, here are some tips to help you have a successful start. Invest in yourself

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Strong leadership can transform a company's culture and drive their success, and earning the support of your team is one great way to make sure that happens. Here are five leadership practices from the most effective leaders that everyone should follow. Make inclusivity a core value

How to Avoid the 3 Most Common New-Manager Mistakes
You're excited to have gotten a new role as manager, but suddenly it hits you how much you're responsible for. Being a leader is no small task, and everyone makes mistakes, but here are some tips on how to avoid 3 common ones. Don't be the "friend boss"

6 Ways You Can Succeed as a New Leader
When you've earned a role as a leader, you'll need a new set of sills to continue being successful. Before you start polishing your skills, there are some things you'll want to consider to truly make your leadership impactful. Here are some habits to adopt to help you really succeed as a new leader. Trust your new team



Sometimes it's not what you say that's important as much as it's what they feel six months after the conversation. Being a good wordsmith is a skill, but ensuring that what you say leaves the right impression long term is a true art and one that is only reached by reflection and intention.

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