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Chris Lodge, CFI promoted to Director of Risk Management for Gymboree

Chris was previously the Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager for the retailer, and has also held loss prevention positions with retailers, including Regional LP Manager for bebe, Regional LP Investigator for Ann Taylor, LP Manager for Montgomery Wards and LP Supervisor for Home Depot. Congratulations Chris!

Donna Ferraro named Senior Manager of Safety for Walmart
Donna was previously the Director of Loss Prevention for National Stores, Inc. before taking this new role. She's held other loss prevention and safety leadership roles for Sears, Roebuck and Co. as Regional Director of Loss Prevention for Southeast and Puerto Rico, Regional Safety Manager, and District LP Manager, and was also a District LP Manager for Kohl's. Donna earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Spring Garden College. Congratulations Donna!

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How Academy Sports' Corp. Office in Houston Became Home Base for Harvey First Responders
In this video from the Wall Street Journal, J.K. Symancyk, CEO for Academy Sports + Outdoors, talks about the formidable public and private sector partnership taking place at the retailer's corporate office in Houston.

The sporting-goods retailer found itself at the center of the Hurricane Harvey rescue effort last week, first opening its stores to rescuers in need of boats, life preservers and other supplies, and then converting its headquarters into temporary residences for hundreds of police and other emergency responders. wsj.com

How Home Depot Braced for (and Profited From) Harvey's Impact
Three days before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, hardware retailer Home Depot received an alert from a weather service and activated its disaster-response plan to get supplies to those in the storm's path, while turning a profit, too.

Over the next three days - as Harvey gained power and made landfall early on Saturday - the world's largest home improvement retailer set up a temporary hurricane command center at its Atlanta headquarters. It told managers to freeze prices and move plywood, generators, chainsaws and other storm-related merchandise to the front of stores. By Aug. 31, Home Depot had sent about 700 truckloads of supplies to its Texas stores in the path of the hurricane.

As the streets began to flood over the weekend the command center began ordering stores to shut down. But trucks still rolled out of a dedicated warehouse, stocked with hurricane defense and recovery products, located in Baytown, just 30 miles from downtown Houston.

In its response, Home Depot followed a plan honed over many hurricane seasons, which aims to minimize disruptions and ensure that it can continue to deliver essential materials and equipment to the affected areas. It is also designed to allow the retailer to capitalize on a surge in demand for its products once repairs begin. fortune.com


Retailers and Customers Give Hope in the Wake of Harvey
As Hurricane Harvey touched down on Friday, Aug. 25th, the retail community in Texas, Louisiana and across the country sprang into action. Some of America's most recognized brands are helping to answer the call in the wake of disaster - giving back to communities affected by the storm.

"The retail community is consistently on the front lines in providing much needed relief for Americans dealing with disaster," said Lisa LaBruno, RILA's Senior Vice President of Retail Operations. "Hurricane Harvey is no exception. Whether it's providing water, medical supplies, fuel and shelter, retailers are doing everything they can to help communities rebuild in the wake of devastation. We are committed to providing hope to those that need it most."

Retail is the nation's largest private sector employer, with thousands of associates in the areas directly impacted by Harvey. RILA members and local partners have been working around the clock to ensure their employees and customers are out of harm's way while bringing life-saving supplies to communities in the eye of the storm.

The Texas Retailers Association is helping local authorities in the impacted areas of Houston coordinate relief efforts. Specifically, through the distribution of food and products, and team members on the ground helping with rescue efforts. medium.com

Gap Inc. and Gap Foundation Give $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

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Irma intensifies to an 'extremely dangerous' Category 5 hurricane
on its track toward the U.S.

Hurricane Irma strengthened overnight to a dangerous Category 5 as it barrels toward the Greater Antilles and Southern Florida. It's likely that Hurricane Irma will affect the U.S. coast - potentially making a direct landfall - this weekend.

Tuesday morning, NOAA Hurricane Hunters found the storm's maximum wind speeds are 175 mph. It now ranks among the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Forecasts suggest it will reach southern Florida and the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

Over the weekend, the forecast track for this potentially devastating hurricane shifted south and west. It seems likely now that the storm will affect or strike the U.S. coast early next week, although meteorologists don't know exactly where. Florida and the Gulf Coast continue to be at risk. The East Coast, including the Carolinas and the Delmarva Peninsula, are also potential candidates for landfall - or, at the very least, heavy rain, strong winds and coastal flooding. washingtonpost.com

As South Florida stores sell out of hurricane supplies, residents turn to Amazon
Irma's increasing threat to the United States spurred South Floridians to hit local stores on Labor Day to stock up on hurricane supplies, depleting shelves of drinking water and canned foods. Many Florida residents say they are using an alternative to the grocery-store hurricane run: ordering emergency supplies online while there is still time for mail workers to deliver them. cbs12.com

First Data Offers Fast Relief for Business Owners Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, announced today that it was sending thousands of its Clover Go mobile credit and debit card readers to the Houston area to distribute free to business owners who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The initiative, designed to help the local economy get back on its feet, includes free device installation and discounted pricing, in addition to the free Clover Go mobile readers. businesswire.com

March Networks Announces Innovative HD Analog Capability in Industry-Leading Video Recording Solution
OTTAWA, ON –– March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to introduce a new hybrid video recording platform able to support high-definition (HD) analog video in addition to all-IP and standard analog video channels.

The new March Networks 8724 V Hybrid Network Video Recorder (NVR) provides organizations with the custom combination of video capture they need right out of the box. Available in an innovative, space-saving wall mount, and delivering all the reliability and serviceability customers have come to expect from March Networks, the 8724 V Hybrid NVR makes it easy for retailers, financial institutions, school districts and other organizations to transition to an intelligent, HD video solution affordably and at their own pace. marchnetworks.com

Gadget can spot fake Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton bags
Sophisticated knock-offs can be difficult to spot, even for experts. It takes years of experience to see mistakes in the grain of the leather, or issues with the stitching - and even then there is a lot of guesswork involved.

New York startup Entrupy believes it has developed technology that can solve those issues. Using a handheld microscope camera and computer vision software, the company claims its tech can spot fakes for 11 brands, including Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, with better than 98% accuracy. sky.com

Checkout-Free Retailing
Can An Alternative To Amazon Go Play Leapfrog?

Standard Cognition, a California-based startup focused on delivering an AI-based, checkout-free store experience, announced last week that its technology would serve as an "alternative to Amazon Go."

Like the Amazon concept, which is still confined to a single beta testing location in Seattle that has yet to open to anyone besides Amazon employees, the Standard Cognition platform is designed to enable consumers to shop and pay without scanning or stopping to check out. The startup is already in advanced talks with multiple retailers, according to a company statement.

Checkout-free retailing, no matter how effective the technology may end up being, will still take a lot of time and research from retailers to prove it can be both accurate and efficient. While RFID chips and tags have long been used for loss prevention in stores, they haven't proven perfect in catching every single item that is stolen. Take this concept and apply it within the checkout experience, and it's possible that items would not be detected after shelf removal, creating a potential parade of items literally walking out of the store. retailtouchpoints.com

Will Whole Foods Workers Be Replaced by Amazon Technology?
For some time, robotics experts have forecast that robots will replace many of the jobs within the retail industry. This is particularly true for checkout functions and packaging. Amazon.com Inc. is at the forefront of the retail automation industry. It stands to reason it will apply some of its expertise to grocery store company Whole Foods, which it recently bought.

Amazon has a suite of products that could supplement or replace humans in a retail operation. Among these, Alexa is the most obvious. It could answer questions about groceries that range from prices to nutritional values, which are functions provided by humans.

Checkout features at many large retailers, particularly drug store chains, have moved to automated systems that scan items, check their weight and take cash or credit cards from customers. This technology is among the most basic robot-like replacement of humans and certainly something Amazon could employ.

Moving produce and products on and off shelves is among the most labor intensive work at grocery stores. Some of Amazon's advances could be moved to Whole Foods. 247wallst.com

Whole Foods posts Sr. Director Asset Protection Retail Operations job on LinkedIn - based in Austin, TX
This role reports to the Global Vice President of Retail Operations. This person will be responsible to develop a Global loss prevention strategy, outlining policies, goals and objectives that meet regional needs while providing a safe shopping environment consistent with Whole Foods Markets brand.

Now a subsidiary of Amazon, Whole Foods Market is the leading natural and organic foods supermarket. In fiscal year 2016, the company had sales of approximately $16 billion and currently has over 465 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. linkedin.com

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Fast food workers hold 'Fight for $15' rallies in hundreds of cities nationwide

U.S. judge strikes down Obama administration overtime pay rule

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Hacking Retail Gift Cards Remains Scarily Easy
In November of 2015, Will Caput worked for a security firm assigned to a penetration test of a major Mexican restaurant chain, scouring its websites for hackable vulnerabilities. He decided to drive to the local branch of the restaurant in Chico, California. While there, still in the mindset of testing the restaurant's security, he noticed a tray of unactivated gift cards sitting on the counter. As he flipped through the gift cards, he noticed a pattern. While the final four digits of the cards seemed to vary randomly, the rest remained constant except one digit that appeared to increase by one with every card he examined, neatly ticking up like a poker straight.

After years of examining the retail gift card industry following that initial discovery, Caput presented his findings at the Toorcon hacker conference this past weekend. They include all-too-simple tricks that hackers can use to determine gift card numbers and drain money from them, even before the legitimate holder of the card ever has a chance to use them. While some of those methods have been semipublic for years, and some retailers have fixed their security flaws, a disturbing fraction of targets remain wide open to gift card hacking schemes, Caput says. And as analysis of the recently defunct dark web marketplace AlphaBay shows, actual criminals have made prolific use of those schemes too.

"You're basically stealing other people's cash through these cards," says Caput, who now works as a researcher for the firm Evolve Security. "You take a small sample of gift cards from restaurants, department stores, movie theaters, even airlines, look at the pattern, determine the other cards that have been sold to customers and steal the value on them." wired.com

POS Device Compromises Up 21%
Compromises of ATMs and point-of-sale (POS) devices rose 21% in the US during the first six months of 2017, compared with the same timeframe one year prior. The number of compromised debit cards rose 39% in the same period, reports software firm FICO. darkreading.com

Retail payment security "very bad", risking massive fines under new legislation
Retail has been highlighted as the worst industry in terms of securing its payment systems from hacking threats, with nearly half of all companies failing to meet industry requirements.

According to a new study from Verizon, 45 percent of all companies leave their payment systems vulnerable to cyber-attacks, failing to scan systems for vulnerabilities and not encrypting their data.

This puts them at risk of not being able to receive card payments as they fall out of compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) rules.

The results come ahead of the introduction of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, new legislation on data protection which can impose fines of up to four percent of revenues.

"Retail is very bad at testing and very poor at encrypting data, securing transmitted data and authentication," Verizon global intelligence manager Ciske Van Oosten said. He added that retailers need to scan their systems for vulnerabilities whenever new hardware or software is installed.

After three to nine months after a PCI check, many companies were found to have made changes which meant they failed to comply. Furthermore not one company which meets the guidelines has fallen victim to cyberattacks. retailgazette.co.uk

Office 365: A Vehicle for Internal Phishing Attacks
Cybercriminals go where the users are. Office 365, which has more than 100 million active monthly subscribers, has become a hotspot for compelling and personalized cyberattacks. Users trust emails from coworkers, especially those with the correct corporate email address.

Traditional phishing attempts have red flags: suspicious attachments, bold requests, misspelled words, questionable email addresses. Users know how to react to these. But what happens when attacks are more personalized, with legitimate addresses and reasonable requests?

These have become more popular and tougher to spot, says Asaf Cidon, spearphishing expert at Barracuda. The company recently released a report on a threat he calls Account Compromise. Once they have an employee's Office 365 account information, threat actors can craft realistic-looking messages and send them from an account their victims trust. darkreading.com

Lenovo settles claims that pre-loaded software compromised user security
Lenovo has agreed to pay $3.5m to settle charges by 32 states and the US Federal Trade Commission that software it pre-loaded on laptops compromised users' security so it could deliver adverts. The Chinese computer manufacturer sold laptops in the US pre-loaded with VisualDiscovery, a programme that delivered pop-up ads from Lenovo's retail partners and created "serious security vulnerabilities", according to the FTC. ft.com

Alibaba debuts 'smile to pay' facial recognition payments at KFC in China
China is streets ahead when it comes to digital payments. The latest leap is facial recognition technology that allows a customer to pay by literally flashing a smile. Alibaba's Ant Financial affiliate launched the 'smile to pay' service in Hangzhou, the location of the company's global HQ, where it is being trialled with KFC.

As the video from Ant here shows, the payment process doesn't require a smartphone, assuming that the customer has already signed up for the Alipay app and enabled facial recognition. A 3D camera located at the point-of-sale scans the customer's face to verify their identity, while there is a phone number verification option for additional security. techcrunch.com

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Do You Know if You Have Been a Victim of Spear-Phishing?

In the past two years a lot the cyber-incidents have one major similarity - they started with a spear-phishing email. Spear-phishing involves very targeted spoof messages where cyber criminals impersonate someone you know, hoping that you will click on a link or open an attachment.

For instance, you get an email from a co-worker who asks you to proofread something. You click the link and you are asked to login to your OneDrive account. But the email really wasn't from your coworker, it only looked that way. And now the bad guys have your OneDrive credentials.

In the example above it was easy to miss that the message came from john.smith@abc.co instead of john.smith@abc.com (note that only one letter is different in the domain extension). So take an extra moment to look more closely at the emails you receive and where they are actually coming from. More than 35% of all cyber incidents start with a human error.


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Asset Protection Solutions - Creating the Future with CONTROLTEK

In this LPNN episode, we sit down with Steve Sell, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, and Tom Meehan, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, for CONTROLTEK.

Learn why one top LP executive moved over to the solution provider community, what drove his decision process, how retail LP prepared him for it, why he chose CONTROLTEK, and why CONTROLTEK chose him.

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Following their recent acquisition of Carttronics, Gatekeeper Systems continues to expand its global footprint as a leader in cart retention, management and push-out prevention. Robert Harling, SVP Business Development, talks about the latest anti-theft solutions Gatekeeper is bringing to the retail market.

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How to beat online sellers' fastest growing problem: Chargeback fraud
Professor Stuart Barnes and his co-authors have created a conceptual plan that aims to reduce the huge losses online retailers suffer from chargeback fraud - which occurs when buyers claim a refund for purchased items without returning them, typically on the basis of unfounded excuses such as "items not delivered" or "transactions unauthorized".

The researchers discovered an urgent need to protect sellers from the fraudulent behavior of buyers - recommending lobbying and putting pressure on financial institutions to reduce lengthy chargeback periods. Currently, buyers can contact their banks to exploit a credit card protection policy that allows them to reverse charges for many months if they are not satisfied with the ordered items.

Based on a survey of over 400 online sellers on DHgate.com, one of the major cross-border e-commerce websites connecting SMEs in mainland China with overseas buyers, the researchers developed and tested a model that identifies a set of operational measures to enhance sellers' trust and reduce their perceived risk, particularly through greater transparency of a buyer's identity, signature mechanisms - such as smartphone fingerprint apps, and more effective tracking of goods in transit.

This is particularly important because, unlike face-to-face transactions in store where the credit card institutions take full responsibility in disputes, an online merchant is held accountable for the loss of delivered items despite measures taken to verify the transactions. responsesource.com

Opinion: 'Card testing' is e-commerce's next big security challenge
Nobody opens an online store hoping to spend time and energy combating fraud.

However, fraud prevention is a key to e-commerce success, because fraudsters are targeting online shops in growing numbers.

Forbes recently reported e-commerce fraud was up 30% in the first 4 months of 2017 over the same period in 2016. One specific type of fraud, card testing, was up by 200%. Card testing is common, not always easy to spot, and dangerous for the small online sellers that fraudsters often target for this type of scam. Here's what small and medium e-retailers need to know about card testing.

We compare card testing to thieves "playing the slots" with stolen card numbers to see what they can get from them. Fraudsters test stolen credit card numbers with small, incremental online purchases to see if their stolen card numbers are valid, to match the numbers to their card verification values (which fraudsters often can't obtain along with the card number), and to try to get an idea of what the card's credit limit and purchasing power may be.

Retailers and consumers are affected by card testing fraud, but it hits retailers hardest. Retailers bear responsibility for detecting and preventing card testing in their online stores, on their own or with the help of an outside fraud-protection provider. Each card test fraud purchase that retailers miss appears on the real cardholder's statement; the cardholder then has to make time to contact their card issuer and file a chargeback request to avoid paying for a purchase they didn't make. paymentssource.com

Levi's launches online chatbot offering style advice

Lululemon Online Sales Jump 15%

North Bethesda, MD: Trail of jewelry from broken bag led to a Lord & Taylor thief
The path to the jewelry department in the Lord & Taylor store in North Bethesda goes by the designer handbag section. Snagging just one of them, it now seems, might have worked out better for a 35-year-old burglary suspect. Instead of grabbing a handbag for his heist, according to court records in Montgomery County, Md., he stuffed 250 pieces of jewelry into a black trash bag before hustling out. What he didn't realize was that at some point during his escape after the 4 a.m. break-in on Feb. 16, the bag tore - leaving a trail of stolen jewelry that ultimately led to an arrest. washingtonpost.com

Warren, MI: Three arrested in Computer theft at Target
Police apprehended three suspects who allegedly stole computers from a Target store on Monday morning and led police on a chase. Police received a call about three suspects who stole computers from Target at 11 a.m. No one was injured in the pursuit. detroitnews.com

Laurinburg, NC: Fencing Operation: Suspect stole $1,250 of car rims, tires to sell
Shamrock Tires reported to police on Tuesday that someone broke into the property and stole four rims valued at $800 and two Isuzu rims valued at $100 and 50 used tires valued at $1,250. The thief then sold the stolen merchandise to Pit Stop tires. laurinburgexchange.com

North Coventry, PA: Warrant issued for Lowe's Generator Thief
Police said an unidentified individual had left Lowe's rolling a cart onto which was loaded a portable electric generator valued at $1,200. sanatogapost.com

Naples, FL: Deputies arrest 78 year old Serial bra thief
Myrna Plotkin, 78, was arrested Saturday after deputies say she walked out of the Nordstrom Rack store in the Mercato with seven bras, two cami-style tops, and a pair of earrings without paying. The items stolen were worth $271. Deputies say this isn't the first time Plotkin has stolen from the store. In July, they say she stole three bras worth $299. During two separate incidents in August, deputies say Plotkin stole seven bras, three cami-style shirts, and a ring, worth $324 total. Loss prevention workers at Nordstrom Rack told deputies they'd been trying to catch Plotkin since July. This was Plotkin's second offense for petit theft. fox4now.com

Los Alamos, NM: Smith's Grocery bust 2 more ORC Thieves; over $1,300 in merchandise recovered

Market ORC Manager position posted for Lowe's - Lakeland, FL


Queenstown, MD: 2 sentenced to jail time in $4,000 Merrell Clothing store
theft scheme

Thomas Johnson conspired with a Merrell employee, Stephanie Treadwell; now Treadwell will pay the $4,000 restitution and serve 60 days in jail. Johnson who has a criminal history will be serving 11 years for his shopping spree. myeasternshoremd.com

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Shootings & Deaths

North Richland Hills, TX: Walmart Shoplifting suspect fatally struck by car while running away from Police
Officers were called about a shoplifting incident around 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wal-Mart. The suspect tried to hide in the parking lot before running toward the access road, police said. He was briefly caught but ran again. The man, who was identified as Michael Batey, ran across the highway and was hit by a vehicle. Batey, 39, was taken to a hospital, where he later died. dallasnews.com

Gulfport, MS: Shooting at Gulfport Walmart appears accidental
A teenage boy was shot at the Walmart Supercenter on Monday morning, and police say it appears to be an accident. The teen was outside the store in the parking lot when the gun fired, but he wasn't seriously injured. Police were able to respond quickly because they were already at the store answering a call about a suspected shoplifter. wlox.com

Pittsburgh, PA: 17 year old suffers self- inflected gunshot wound outside Taco Bell

University City, MO: Man accidentally shoots self while at Schuck's grocery store

Robberies & Thefts

Memphis, TN: Shoplifter threatens to shoot a Kroger Contract Security Guard
An employee witnessed a man putting items in his clothes and trying to leave the store. When the man, identified as 54-year-old Bernard Williams, got outside on an electric shopping cart, the security guard worked to detain him. A video surfaced on social media over the weekend of the security guard choking out Williams while trying to detain him. Williams then threatened to shoot the security guard, according to Memphis Police Department. Williams was arrested and charged with theft of property. He admitted to taking $63 of items from the store. No gun was found on him. A Kroger spokesperson said the company outsources with Central Defense for its security, so the man who detained Williams is technically not a Kroger employee. wmcactionnews5.com

Omaha, NE: Kohl's shoplifter sets off explosion inside store to cover his getaway
Police were called to the Oak View Mall Kohl's store around 6:15 after employees reported hearing an explosion inside the store. A loss prevention officer at the store told police he believed the man responsible for setting off an explosive device was still inside the store. The officer told police he believed a large firework was set off as a diversion, checked the store's surveillance video and saw 23-year-old Michael Do walk away from where the explosion occurred. The explosion left burn marks on the shelves and burned several bed sets. The reports states that Do then exited the store through fire doors. He was taken into custody by police as he was walking around the corner of the store pushing a shopping cart full of items (valued at $2,400. Police found an additional explosive device and a stun gun after searching Do. wowt.com

Jensen Beach, FL: Dick's Sporting Goods thieves arrested after Car Crash
The Martin County Sheriff's Office says the four men, all from Pompano Beach, stole $800 in fishing equipment from Dick's Sporting Goods in Jensen Beach on Sunday. Authorities say the suspects fled the store in a stolen car then crashed and flipped the car. cbs12.com

Decatur, AL: Woman jailed on robbery charges after fighting with Belk Loss Prevention
Police responded to a shoplifter call at Belk and found employees holding Tamika Le'Ann Cunningham. Cunningham fought with loss prevention associates while trying to escape with the stolen merchandise, police said. She was charged with third-degree robbery. decaturdaily.com

Australia: Jewelers petition for stricter robbery penalties
The Victorian branch of the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) has organised a petition calling upon the state government to introduce heavier sentencing for people committing armed robberies. JAA Victoria state committee chair Michael Oboler and vice chair John Michaelis said they were aiming to gain 40,000 signatures for a petition that would ask the Andrews Labor government to "match the coalition policy and introduce mandatory sentencing, toughen up the justice system and hold criminals to account". jewellermagazine.com

Killingworth, CT: Burglar shoots his way into closed pharmacy with AR-15

Bridgeport, CT: A 2nd Burglary at Bass Pro Shop has Police concerned over security; 2nd recent Gun theft

Mobile, AL: Woman steals shoes and flees, leaving 5 year old son behind

Florida Keys: ER Patient Busted for Stealing Meds from Hospital

Jared in the Southwood Mall, Torrance, CA reported a Grab & Run on 9/3, items valued at $9,498

Piercing Pagoda in the Mall of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH reported a Grab & Run on 9/4, item valued at $1,099

Zales in the Parks at Arlington, Arlington TX reported a Grab & Run on 9/4, item valued at $3,629

Hawaii crime rate hits record low since 1975 - burglary and vehicle theft most common in 2016 and no police killed

UK: Cheshire England: Asda Grocery employee faked store robbery, stabbed himself, then tried to sue supermarket for not keeping him safe

UK: Shoplifter's 'acid' attack led TK Maxx security guard to fear he would never see his children again


Man arrested for smuggling knockoff merchandise worth Millions
The feds have arrested a former Queens man for smuggling millions of dollars' worth of phony clothes and shoes into the U.S. For more than three years, Su Ming Ling allegedly schemed to bring in 200 shipping containers from China filled with Nike, UGG, True Religion and NFL knockoffs. Brooklyn federal prosecutors said the 50-year-old former Middle Village resident hired licensed customs brokers and gave them forms with misleading information about what was in the haul bound for warehouses in Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey. When authorities took a close look at the imported shoes, boots, jeans and jerseys, they determined the wares were fake. Ling was arrested Thursday in California and faces up to 20 years on the smuggling charge. securingindustry.com

Counterfeit Adidas 'Yeezys' and the booming sneaker black market
High-end fake Yeezys may represent a tiny fraction of the $460-billion knockoff goods industry, but they provide a snapshot into how widespread counterfeiting has become in the digital age - all to the delight of collectors who are so devoted to the shoes they're willing to undermine the very brand that makes them. latimes.com

Korea Customs Service says, nearly 90 Percent of all Counterfeit Goods "Made in China"

Cargo Theft

Hijackings push Brazilian retailer Via Varejo to overhaul logistics


BP - Columbus, GA - Armed Robbery
Bass Pro Shops - Bridgeport, CT - Burglary
Belk - Decatur, AL - Robbery
Circle K - Columbus, GA - Armed Robbery
Collegetown Shopping Center - Glassboro, NJ - Burglary
Corner Mart - Greenville, SC - Armed Robbery
Dick's Sporting Goods - Jensen Beach, FL - Burglary
Dollar General - New Concord, KY - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Columbus, GA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Forrest County, MS - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery
Food Lion - Fayetteville, NC - Robbery
Killingworth Family Pharmacy - Killingworth, CT- Burglary
Kohl's - Omaha, NE - Robbery
Kroger - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Kwik Shop - Lawrence, KS - Armed Robbery
Kwik Trip - Oshkosh, WI - Robbery
Lord & Taylor - North Bethesda, MD - Burglary
McDonalds - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery
O'Reilly's Auto Parts - Elkhorn, NE - Armed Robbery
Oakies Board Shop - Sonora, CA - Burglary
Pleasures Club - Austin, TX - Armed Robbery
Rio Grande Super Market - Indianapolis, IN - Burglary (2nd in a week)
Speedway - New Lebanon, OH - Armed Robbery
Subway - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Subway - Gulfport, MS - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile - Staten Island, NY - Armed Robbery
Target - Warren, MI - Robbery
United Dairy Farmers - Cincinnati, OH - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Grand Terrace, CA - Burglary
Xtreme Autosports - Dayton, OH - Burglary
7-Eleven - Newark, DE - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
23 robberies
9 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed



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The Director of Information Security reports to the Vice President of Information Security and is responsible for working within Hallmark implementing and managing security policies, processes, and standards to establish acceptable levels of risk, and proactively reduce the potential for security incidents...

Loss Prevention Director
St. Louis, MO

Responsible for the investigation and detection of coworker and vendor activity that would cause a loss to Company assets and assists in implementing and maintaining awareness programs or audits relating to shortage, theft prevention, inventory control and safety...

Regional Asset Protection Manager - Southwest/Western US
Phoenix, AZ

The Regional Asset Protection Manager is responsible for the management of the Asset Protection function to a group of the 1,200 campus stores Follett operates. The RAPM guides the implementation and training of Asset Protection programs, enforcement of policies and procedures, auditing, investigations and directing of shrink reduction efforts...

Manager, Physical Corporate Security
Jacksonville, FL
The Manager, Corporate Security will oversee all aspects of the company's physical security strategy for retail stores, warehouses, and store support center and field offices. This includes responsibility for the capital expense and repair budgets, developing written specifications, layout and design for all systems and to ensure all installations and repairs are made to SEG standards...

Safety and Loss Prevention Manager (Northeast)
New York, NY
The Safety and Loss Prevention Manager is responsible for the design and development of Domino's store safety, security and loss prevention programs and policies for all corporate owned stores (over 400 stores). The Safety and Loss Prevention Manager will manage a team of 3 Regional Safety and Loss Prevention team members and oversee 8 regional markets...

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