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2016's GLPS - Group LP Selfies
Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
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dressbarn's Asset Protection team after their recent department meeting

"Connecting the Dots"

Pictured back row from left to right: Laurie Peer - Asset Protection Coordination Specialist, Donny DePaola, Asset Protection Specialist, Reginald Berrouet - Asset Protection Specialist, Michelle Benjamin - Manager of Analytics, Shawn Dempsey - Sr. Asset Protection Specialist, Korey Smith - Director Asset Protection, Katie Wade - Regional Asset Protection Leader, Brian Bazer - AVP Asset Protection & Risk Management, Michael Peteja - Regional Asset Protection Leader

Front Row from left to right: Christie Delaney - Regional Asset Protection Leader, Joanne Andiorio - Welcome Desk Receptionist, Joshua Machtinger - Sr. Manager Safety & Security, Judy Evans - Welcome Desk Receptionist, Judi Dejoie - Senior Manager Asset Protection, Karen Clark - Regional Asset Protection Leader, Solomon Mayo, Jr. - Regional Asset Protection Leader

Not pictured: Samuel McLean - Asset Protection Specialist, Kevin Villa - Asset Protection Specialist, Maggie Kulesza - Asset Protection Specialist

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Jordan Rivchun was promoted to Director of Loss Prevention
for DSW Inc.

Jordan was previously the Director of Field Loss Prevention for the retailer and has been with DSW Inc. since 2013, when he started as a Manager of Investigations. He has held positions of Senior Manager of Investigations and Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager for DSW Inc. also. Jordan has also held other investigations and loss prevention positions with retailers such as Nordstrom as a Loss Prevention Agent, and Target in the Investigations department. Jordan earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminology from The Ohio State University and his MBA from Franklin University. Congratulations Jordan! 

September Terror Threat Snapshot
The September Terror Threat Snapshot was released last week by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX). The "snapshot" is a monthly Committee assessment of the growing threat America, the West, and the world face from ISIS and other Islamist terrorists. homeland.house.gov

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Johnson Controls and Tyco complete merger
With a vision to create a safe, comfortable and sustainable world, a newly formed Johnson Controls begins operations today following the successful completion of its merger with Tyco, marking a historic turning point for both companies. By uniting Johnson Controls, the number one provider of building efficiency solutions with Tyco, the number one provider of fire and security solutions, the new company is uniquely positioned as a leader in products, technologies and integrated solutions for the buildings and energy sectors. prnewswire.com

Fraud attack growth in 2016 poses threat to retailers
- Digital Goods and Apparel lead fraud categories

As credit card security is a substantial worry for today's customers, every $10.50 out of $100 of luxury goods is at risk for fraud as per PYMNTS.com's Global Fraud Attack Index.

Fraud affects a wide range of retailers, and luxury is not immune to that, and within the past four quarters it has become an even bigger issue with a 137 percent increase. During the first quarter alone there were 34 attacks for every 1,000 transactions overall and the problem has since been growing.

During the second quarter of 2015, there were only 15 fraud attacks out of every 1,000 transactions, and it has since climbed 126 percent. Fraud attacks rose 26 percent from the 2015 fourth quarter to the first quarter of 2016.

Digital goods are leading the pack for the most increase in attacks with a 186 percent increase due to the quick rise in technology. However, apparel has seen a decrease in security breaches by 19 percent. luxurydaily.com

Retailers to spend $23 billion in 2016 on injuries, cyber, and other insured risks
- Roughly half a penny out of every retail dollar goes toward insurance

Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the 2016 Retail Cost of Risk, which measures the cost of property and casualty risks faced by retailers. In 2016, the average cost of risk for U.S. retailers is projected to amount to $5.93 per $1,000 of sales. Around 60% of the costs is attributable to the injuries of employees and customers; workers' compensation costs represent around 40% of the overall risk and the cost of customer injuries represent around 20% of the total. Other risks, including property damage, cyber, and miscellaneous liabilities, account for the remaining 40%.

This year, roughly one-in-200 households will be involved in a general liability incident at a retailer. Most of the incidents are small property damage claims such as damage to vehicles in parking lots. In addition, the more than 15.7 million people employed in the retail sector are expected to experience over 55,000 workplace injuries each month. As with customer injuries, the vast majority of such incidents will be minor in nature. prnewswire.com

Americas to Drive the Physical Security Market in Retail Sector with a Market Share of Over 46% by 2020
By 2020, the physical security market in retail sector in the Americas will account for a market share of over 46%, growing at a CAGR of over 6%. Though the market share of the Americas region is decreasing, the market is likely to have increased demand for security solutions because of growth in the number of retail stores and facilities. Several international retailers are expanding in the US. Wal-Mart Stores, a multinational retail corporation that owns and operates a chain of retail stores in different formats such as restaurants, supermarkets, apparel stores, discount stores, drug stores, and hypermarkets, is also planning to expand its business in different locations across the Americas. businesswire.com

PayPal, MasterCard expand deal to in-store payments
PayPal and MasterCard announced an expanded partnership Tuesday enabling consumers to use PayPal's payment services in brick-and-mortar stores. Per terms of the agreement, PayPal will allow users to select a MasterCard credit or debit card as their default payment method and share data on transactions completed using MasterCard's tap-and-pay feature. The move follows a July agreement between PayPal and Visa where PayPal agreed to stop discouraging its customers from using Visa, and Visa pledged to keep its fees to PayPal in check. retaildive.com

Fashion retailer Kit and Ace goes cashless
Ashiyana Somlai-Maharjan, a rep for Kit and Ace, said the Vancouver, B.C.-based retailer has had a no-cash policy since it opened its doors. She said the policy has not been a detriment to sales.

Retailers and others have plenty of reasons to eliminate cash, economist Jay Zagorsky says. Clerks or attendants might steal. Or there could be robberies. No one has to count change or make sure a cash drawer balances. Store employees would not have to haul cash to the bank at the end of the day. usatoday.com

U.K. supermarket giant Tesco expands self-scanning service
Tesco wants to help its customers check out faster. The retailer has expanded its "Scan as you Shop" self-scanning program to 20 new locations - a move that makes the service available in a total of 350 stores. The proprietary handheld device allows customers to scan products as they move throughout store aisles, and keeps a tally of how much they are spending. Integrated with Tesco's manned and self-checkout point-of-sale (POS) terminals, shoppers have more options to tender and bag orders "in a matter of seconds," according to a Tesco spokesperson. chainstoreage.com

Hanjin seeks bankruptcy protection in more countries
7th-largest ocean shipper causing global shipping chaos, retail fears

Hanjin Shipping Co. plans to file for bankruptcy protection in the courts of some 10 additional countries this week, including Canada, Germany and the U.K., after making similar moves in the U.S. and its native South Korea, where it is the dominant shipper, the Wall Street Journal reports. The ocean freight company filed for Chapter 15 asset protection (which covers international solvency) in the U.S. Friday, and a hearing is scheduled for Tuesday. Its creditors last week dissolved a financial lifeline responsible for keeping the company afloat the last several years.

The seventh-largest ocean shipper by capacity, Hanjin has some 60 regular lines worldwide and annually moves more than 100 million tons of cargo, according to court papers cited by the Wall Street Journal, which calls its bankruptcy the largest by far in the history of the industry. More than half of its assets are stranded, the Journal added. The South Korean government has given Hanjin until Nov. 25 to submit a plan outlining its rehabilitation efforts, but that's widely seen as in measure allowing the company a wider berth to wind down its operations. retaildive.com

Retail Industry Added 12,000 Jobs in August
Retail industry employment saw an increase of 12,000 jobs in August over July, according to numbers released today by the National Retail Federation, which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants from its calculations. New retail jobs made up a significant portion of the 151,000 jobs the Labor Department said were gained in all industries nationwide.

On a three-month moving average, retail employment as calculated by NRF has increased by 13,700 jobs since the same time last year. Since August 2015, the retail industry has added 222,300 jobs. nrf.com

13 people killed in Chicago over Labor Day as homicides climb over 500

Stampede in Morocco Mall During Opening of New Clothing Retail Store

UK - Marks and Spencer confirms 525 job cuts at head office

Last week's #1 article --

Gap employees miraculously escape fire at distribution center
A massive six-alarm blaze ravaged a Gap regional distribution center in Dutchess County overnight Monday - but did not result in injuries to about 100 employees who managed to evacuate.

The conflagration in Fishkill erupted about 11 p.m. Monday at the facility, where firefighters from three counties battled the flames with hoses from ladders as they took breaks in shifts, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported.

A Gap spokeswoman said in a statement Tuesday morning: "All employees who were onsite at the time have been confirmed safe and accounted for. Safety is our top priority, and we are working closely with local emergency agencies that are responding to this incident."

Mayor James Miccio said the fire is "devastating for the company. I hope they can recover." nypost.com

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Robots are becoming security guards
"Once it gets arms ... it'll replace all of us"

Knightscope robots are edging into the private security industry, patrolling parking lots, a shopping center and corporate campuses in California. The company's ambitions, though, are much bigger. Knightscope manufactures two robots - the five-foot tall K5 and the four-foot K3. Both weigh a hefty 300 pounds (they were designed to make it hard to tip over). Customers such as the Stanford Shopping Center, Qualcomm and Uber rent them starting at about $7 an hour (Knightscope, based in Mountain View, Calif., charges more if companies want extra services, such as more than two weeks of data storage).

The robots - which resemble a cross between R2D2 and a Dalek from "Doctor Who" - can record, stream, send and store video; provide thermal imaging; read license plates; track parked cars; serve as a two-way intercom; play a pre-recorded message; and detect humans in places they're not supposed to be.

The robots have not yet led to any arrests, though their presence has sparked some unusual human behavior (Li said some have come back from patrols with lipstick marks). The company drew headlines after a K5 knocked down a toddler and ran over his foot at the Stanford Shopping Center in July. Li declined to comment on the collision, pointing to a company news release that apologized and called the incident "the freakish accident."

The lure of robots has tantalized Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors. Funding for robotics start-ups hit $587 million last year, up 115% from $273 million in 2014, according to CB Insights.

It is the world of security, though, where the potential and pitfalls of robotics are perhaps most apparent. Already, Knightscope customers are using robots to patrol parking lots - keeping an eye on cars and acting as a deterrent against speeding drivers. Others are serving as roving security cameras that can roll to possible trouble spots in sprawling corporate campuses. By renting the robots by the hour, many companies, especially those that need around-the-clock security, could save money over time.

Knightscope won't say how many robots are working now, but it hopes to deploy 50 to 100 robots by the end of the year.

Allied Universal executives acknowledge that robots could be a big cost savings to their clients - and may replace many human guards.

Steve Claton, president of Allied's southwest security services, said pay starts at around $12 an hour for its guards, but more seasoned workers can pull in $25 and $30 an hour. Off-duty and retired cops earn upwards of $35 an hour. The nation's 1.1 million security guards earn an average of $13.68 an hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That compares with the $10 an hour Allied will charge to rent robots.

The first jobs to be replaced will be non-sensitive positions, such as the graveyard shift, said Mark McCourt, Allied Universal's vice president of enterprise services. Eventually, robots could fill positions that he calls "the three Ds" - dull, dangerous and dirty. latimes.com

Point-of-sale data breaches have now reached the cloud
The latest in a string of hacks against retail point-of-sale systems has hit the operator of a cloud-based service with about 38,000 business clients. Montreal-based Lightspeed reported the breach on Thursday and said it affected a system that retailers can use from tablets, smartphones and other devices. The breach at Lightspeed targeted a central database that stores client information, the company said. The incident exposed data related to sales, products, and encrypted passwords that clients use to get on Lightspeed's system. csoonline.com

Shields Up! New Device Promises to Ward Off Unwanted Drones
ApolloShield's $30,000 box enters a market that includes anti-drone ray guns, cargo nets, and-yes-trained attack birds. bloomberg.com



Prescriptive Analytics: The Ultimate Self Help Tool

In this special guest feature, Guy Yehiav, CEO at Profitect, discusses how prescriptive anaytics holds the keys to efficiency with the least amount of risk and the fastest time to value. Prior to Profitect, Guy Yehiav served as Vice President Sales & Strategy for Oracle's Value Chain Planning Solutions where he was responsible for sales, strategy and customer success. Guy was also founder of Demantra US, a leading global provider of demand-driven planning solutions, which was acquired by Oracle in 2006. Previously, he directed the Global Professional Service Group where he was in charge of creating methodologies and infrastructure through value chain transformations that enabled demand driven and seamless operations for fortune 1000 companies.

Stagnation is a familiar yet unfortunate trap for businesses. The early business model proves successful, profits soar, and a "don't fix what isn't broken" mentality sets in. But trends come and go, the market evolves. In order to survive, and even thrive, companies need to consistently seek out new and innovative ways to improve themselves. In that never-ending search, many have turned to the opportunities found in leveraging big data.

Across a number of industries, the C-suite often asks itself, "how can we best use the wealth of information we're already gathering?" Here enters prescriptive analytics. Once implemented, collected data is run through an engine to identify hidden gems of value and is then translated into insight and actions outlining how to maximize efficiency of current business practices. This crowd sourcing method helps professionals understand what exactly is working in the field. Simply put, it helps reduce waste and raise the top & bottom line. What is making prescriptive so attractive is that it does not discriminate between internal and external behaviors. For example, a retailer might leverage prescriptive to determine which sections of a store are receiving the most attention from customers and how to capitalize upon that (i.e. external behaviors). Versus a supply chain manager who uses prescriptive to identify average shipping times which can increase the efficiency of deliveries (i.e. internal behaviors). Furthermore, it democratizes analytics by delivering the information in plain English, right to the person who should see it, rather than requiring a trained professional for interpretation.

But prescriptive also has the potential to go beyond simple practice improvement. As solution providers create more intelligent engines, they are able to actively identify problem areas that are costing the organization in revenue. To use the retailer as an example once again: prescriptive is able to flag excessive lead times when hot items aren't being replaced on the shelves fast enough to meet consumer demand. Over time, if retailers don't act upon these insights, it can cost a small fortune.

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 Survey Says! 2015 Shrink Data Results (NRSS)

Dr. Richard Hollinger, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida


In 2014, retailers lost an estimated $44 billion to shoplifting, employee and vendor theft, and administrative error. How did they do in 2015? In this session, hear the latest findings from the 2016 National Retail Security Survey using 2015 data. Dr. Richard Hollinger, criminology professor at the University of Florida and lead author of the NRSS report for the past 24 years, outlines the results, reviews best practices, and shares some key emerging trends in retail loss prevention.

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LPNN Quick Take #15


Capt. John Romero of the LAPD's Commercial Crimes Division chats with Joe and Amber about public-private sector partnerships, ORC efforts, and retirement plans in this LPNN Quick Take.

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5 Ways Ecommerce Retailers Can Fight Fraud
In a time of digitization, the relationship between buyer and seller comes down to the merchant's ability to provide a safe marketplace. Customer data and privacy are on the top of the agenda for ecommerce retailers. After all, Ecommerce retailers are ready and willing to fight fraud. For the simple reason that retailers want to make sure customers return as loyal shoppers.

Thankfully there are ways in which retailers can prepare and respond to such threats. In this way they can prevent and mitigate the impact of attacks.

1. Embrace the Latest Technology
Retailers need to realize that fraud prevention measures can ruin customers' online shopping experience and negatively impact the brand's reputation. It is important for retailers to avoid fraud without adding friction to the customer experience. This is crucial to raking up ecommerce revenue.

2. Test Your Preparedness Level
With the rise of ecommerce, small and medium ecommerce site owners need to be better prepared. To reduce fraud risk, retailers should consider the security level of their ecommerce store.

3. Detect Early
Ecommerce managers would be in best shape if they were able to protect against fraud by detecting this type of activity early in the process. Installing software and embedding advanced IT systems within their ecommerce sites. In order to foresee such attacks beforehand results in optimal performance, consumer safety and financial security are important.

4. Hire a Dedicated Security Expert
Sometimes issues related to security and fraud should be delegated to an experienced security expert. If resources are readily available to spend on this, ecommerce retailers might want to hire an individual to carry out this function.

5. Embrace EMV
EMV is the current alternative to the swipe-and-sign process, all too common in traditional sales environments. tech.co

How merchants can beat fraudsters at the communication game
E-commerce fraud perpetrators know sharing information with fellow criminals makes it easier for all of them to commit fraud. Just as a band of street thieves works together to case businesses and identify marks before a break-in, fraudsters swap tips on which e-commerce merchants are most vulnerable, how and when to attack, and what stolen payment data to use. Many online merchants leave themselves vulnerable by not sharing fraud information with others, Bernardo Lustosa discusses how open communication between fellow e-merchants could help to minimize future incidences of fraud.

To understand the role of communication in committing and preventing fraud, it helps to think of e-commerce fraud as an arms race. A retailer adopts a credit card fraud detection system (CCFDS) to track and identify good customer behavior and distinguish valid orders from fraud. Fraudsters learn from both their failed and successful attempts to purchase from the retailer and use that information to mimic the behavior of good customers. This can render their future fraudulent orders "invisible" to the detection system. Now the retailer must try another approach, usually at some cost.

This is a challenging enough scenario when it involves a single fraudster or small group of them. Now imagine that digital thieves in multiple locations around the country and abroad are sharing insights about what works to get around this retailer's fraud controls. The retailer may be overwhelmed with bad orders. This type of sharing is one of the greatest threats to retailers, and it's increasingly typical. CNP fraud losses are projected to top $7 billion by 2020, among US retailers alone. In our experience, 46% of the fraud patterns we've detected were active with more than one retailer, and 13% were active in four or more stores. retailrisk.com

Walmart, MoneyGram partner on new online money transfer platform

 Join us for the premier conference of the Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance (CORCA)!

The Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance (CORCA) will host its premier Annual Conference on September 8, 2016 in Charlotte, NC with a Welcome Reception on the evening of September 7. 

Formed in February 2016, CORCA is a partnership organized through the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) and the South Carolina Retail Association (SCRA). CORCA is an Alliance of retail businesses and law enforcement agencies working to combat organized retail crime activity in the Carolinas, through the Retail Consumer Alliance Foundation.

This event will bring law enforcement together with retailers specializing in asset protection, loss prevention, and emergency and risk management fields, along with prosecutors, district attorneys, and policy makers. This will provide an opportunity to network, learn about the trends surrounding retail crime in the Carolinas, and connect with vendors on innovative products in the field today. A wide-range of topics will be covered throughout the day at both the general and breakout sessions. Presentations will be focused on some of the most pressing retail crime issues, such as organized retail crime, cybersecurity, return fraud, e-commerce, emergency preparedness, asset protection technology, and the private and public sector partnerships in the Carolinas.

The incomparable exchange of knowledge will benefit retailers, law enforcement, and other partners across the Carolinas. Our area is a hub for organized retail crime with major highways, such as Interstates 85 and 95, running along the eastern corridor and right through North and South Carolina. It is imperative that we work together to strengthen and expand this alliance, because together we can better identify organized retail theft networks and combat retail crime.

We hope you will consider joining us!

For more information about this organization, contact Jessica Edwin, CORCA Program Manager, at jessicae@ncrma.org or visit www.CORCA.org

Berwyn, PA: HH Gregg employees busted in $268,000 theft
The store's Loss Prevention reported that several employees were responsible for $267,684.27 in fraudulent transactions. During an investigation, Detectives determined that there were four actors total. The 4, all from Philadelphia were charged with multiple counts of the following crimes: Retail Theft; Receiving Stolen Property; Theft by Deception/False Impersonation, and Unlawful Use of the Computer. patch.com

Vacaville, CA: Two Arrested in Wal-Mart thefts, hitting the store since January
Police in Vacaville are breathing a sigh of relief as two members of a crew whom they've had their eye on for quite some time are finally caught and arrested. Police say the group repeatedly targeted Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) stores in Vacaville, Fairfield and Suisun, stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise since January. Angel Morgan and Breanna Thomas were caught red handed in the scheme to knock off the Vacaville Walmart near the city's outlet stores on Saturday. Vacaville Police had been receiving information about the thieves moving the stolen items in U-Haul trucks. An alert officer spotted a U-Haul in the Walmart parking lot, and became suspicious. benchmarkmonitor.com

Hoover, AL: Belk shoplifter wanted for the theft of $2,500 in merchandise
Police are looking for a woman they say stole more than $2,500 in clothes from the Galleria. Last week, a woman allegedly took clothes from the Belk store and left without paying. When a loss prevention personnel tried to stop her, she started fighting with the employee. wiat.com

Battle Creek, MI: Mother, daughter shoplifting team arrested after Lakeview Square Mall thefts
A Kalamazoo area woman struck a security guard with her car as she tried to help her 15-year-old daughter get away with shoplifting at the Lakeview Square Mall, police said. The security guard was not injured and both mother and daughter -- a shoplifting team who made off with $2,300 in merchandise from several stores --were arrested, police said. Battle Creek police responded to the mall about 8:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 on a report of a teen shoplifter. mlive.com

Rehoboth, DE: Two women hit Sunglass Hut at the Tanger Outlets for over $1,200
State Police need your help to find two women wanted for shoplifting sunglasses from two separate stores at the Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth. Police were called to Sunglass Hut in the Seaside Outlet on August 26 for the women stealing a pair of Burberry sunglasses valued at $255; police say later that day, the duo went to the Sunglass Hut in the Midway Outlet and stole five pairs of sunglasses valued at more than $1,000. delaware1059.com

Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Computer and Television thief makes a clean get away, except for cameras
Police in Fort Oglethorpe are asking for the public's help finding a man who managed to shoplift a large television and a computer from the Walmart on Battlefield Parkway on Saturday. A post on the FOPD's Facebook page provided photos of both the suspect and the car he was driving. newschannel19.com

Tredyffrin, PA: $1,100 in Razors Stolen from CVS
CVS Pharmacy in Paoli. The store management reported that a male actor stole over $1,100 worth of razors. The case is under investigation. patch.com

Santa Monica, CA: Woman steals $293 worth of merchandise from CVS

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Shootings and Deaths

Charlotte, NC: Shots fired outside Northlake Mall on Labor Day; no injuries reported
Police and emergency crews responded to reports of shots fired at Northlake Mall on Monday afternoon. North Division patrol officers responded to a call at approximately 3:14 p.m., though they were not able to locate any victims or suspects. Officers confirmed that the shots were fired outside of the mall, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a statement. Medic also said it had no patients at the time, and that the scene was still being evaluated. The mall re-opened with increased Police patrols. journalnow.com

Paterson, NJ: Accused shoplifter at Saks Fifth Avenue was wanted in shooting of 7 year old boy
A city man wanted in connection with last February's stray-bullet shooting of a 7-year-old Paterson boy was arrested in Manhattan last week after he allegedly was caught shoplifting a $1,000 T-shirt at Saks Fifth Avenue, authorities said. The suspect, 28-year-old Nicholas Lawhorn, had been a fugitive since June after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with the shooting of the boy on Rosa Parks Boulevard, police said. Lawhorn avoided apprehension until last Thursday night, when a security guard at Saks allegedly saw him stuff the designer t-shirt inside his pants, New York City police said. Lawhorn allegedly gave New York police a phony name, but they eventually determined his true identity and found that he was wanted as a fugitive in Paterson. northjersey.com

Corpus Christi, TX: Teenager arrested in shooting that killed Texas gun store owner
Police in Corpus Christi say a teenager has been arrested in a shooting that killed the owner of a gun store and injured a store employee. Police Chief Mike Markle said at a news conference that Truanser Hughes, 19, was apprehended on an unrelated charge of aggravated robbery. He's now held in the Nueces County jail on a charge of capital murder in the death of George Koumbis, the owner of Shooters Depot. The store employee was in stable condition. Markle says three other suspects are being sought in the robbery of the store Thursday.

Chicago Police: August homicides highest in 20 years
Chicago saw its deadliest month in two decades in August, recording 90 homicides for the month, the city's police department said Thursday. The last time the city recorded 90 killings in a month was August 1996, according to Chicago Police Department data. Last month, there were a total of 384 shooting incidents and 472 shooting victims, police said. Chicago is on pace to have more than 700 homicides by the end of the year. The city hasn't had more than 600 homicides in a year since 2003, and not more than 700 since 1998, according to records. whio.com 

Robberies and Thefts

Lakeland, FL: 30 handguns, 10 rifles stolen from Polk County Gun shop
Polk County deputies are investigating the theft of 30 handguns and 10 semi-automatic rifles of various styles. Officials say the theft occurred at Titan Arms on South Florida Avenue in unincorporated Lakeland just before 3 a.m. Sunday. The suspects broke out a window and burglar bars, grabbed the firearms, and fled. fox13news.com

Tucson, AZ: Former Pizza Shop employee turns to violent Armed Robbery; turns himself in
A former employee assaulted one employee then turned his rage on the manager. The suspect and his now unknown accomplice beat the manager, kicking him in the head while the second suspect stabbed the man on the ground several times. kvoa.com

UK: KFC steals a little at a time, processing refunds for $1.99; stole nearly $15,000
A KFC worker who stole almost $15,000 by processing thousands of fake popcorn chicken refunds has been spared jail. For more than a year James Anderson, pretended to hand money back to customers for the 1.99 snacks, but pocketed the cash instead. Basildon Crown Court heard the 30-year-old embarked on the money-making strategy in January last year...and he said it was because his fiancee earned more than he did. echo-news.co.uk

UK: Northern Beaches: Crime statistics show 10 per cent spike in fraud and 20 per cent rise in shoplifting
Northern Beaches Police crime manager Inspector Craig Wonders said most internet frauds originated overseas. The only other offence that has increased on the peninsula in the past two years is shoplifting, which has risen by 20 per cent. Northern Beaches local area command's Superintendent Dave Darcy said he was pleased with the statistic because it showed how effective the command's street policing team had been.

"The street policing team has been hammering shoplifters," he said. "The shoplifting figure is good news because it's the result of the street policing team working with large retail stores and complexes on joint operations targeting shoplifters," he said.

Jewelry Warehouse in Cayce, SC the victim of a $5,000 Distraction Theft

Attala County, MS: Owners hide in bathroom while thieves smash SUV into store, steal ATM

Cleveland, OH: ATM Smash & Grab Fail, truck got stuck in the building

Monroe, NY: ShopRite shoplifter attempts to pull a switchblade on Loss Prevention

Milford, CT: Shoplifter charged with Robbery, Security Guard was hit and bite during shoplifting apprehension

UK: Bolton, England: Thief breaks out store front window to steal nearly $10,000 in perfume from Beales at Deansgate

UK: Astley Bridge, Bolton, England: McDonalds the victim of an Armed Robbery

Zales in the Columbia Mall, Columbia, SC reported a Grab & Run on 9/2, theft of $9,898

Zales in the Allen Outlet, Allen Texas reported a Grab & Run on 9/2, theft of $10,669

Kay Jewelers in the Fayette Mall, Lexington, KY reported a Distraction Theft, merchandise valued at $1,799

Kay Jewelers in the Greenwood Park Mall, Greenwood, IN reported a Distraction Thefton 9/4, merchandise valued at $1,399


North Portland, OR: Man arrested after several fires set inside 7-Eleven store

Cargo Theft

Violent risks intelligence bulletin - Mexico - 3 September: Transport Association CANACAR said there had been a 40% increase in cargo theft incidents in the first half of 2016

A-Plus - Elmira, NY - Robbery
BP - Dayton Pike, TN - Shooting
Cell Phone Store - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery
Centeral Drugs - La Habra, CA - Burglary
Chevron - Atlanta, GA - Shooting
Circle K - Hastings, FL - Robbery
Coldiron Fuel - Elmira, NY - Robbery
CVS - Rockford, IL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Little Rock, AR - Robbery
Dollar General - Clarksville, TN - Robbery
Dollar General - Charleston County, SC - Burglary
Dollar Tree - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Eagle Beer - Somerset, KY - Armed Robbery
Evans Stop-N-Go - Anderson, SC - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - St Augustine, FL - Robbery
Family Dollar - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Cleveland, OH - Burglary
Game Stop - Oklahoma City, OK - Armed Robbery
Jewelry Warehouse - Cayce, SC - Theft
Marathon - Lexington, KY - Armed Robbery
Millville Gun & Rod Shop - Millville, MN - Burglary/ 80 weapons
Ocean State Job Lot - Bangor, ME - Armed Robbery
O'Reilly's - Tucson, AZ - Robbery
Papa Murphy's - Clarksville, TN - Robbery
Rite Aid - Brick, NJ - Armed Robbery
Shell - Diamond Bar, CA - Armed Robbery
Subway - Elgin, IL - Armed Robbery
Super America - St Cloud, MN - Armed Robbery
Titan Arms - Lakeland, FL - Burglary - over 40 weapons
Walgreens - Columbus, OH - Robbery
Xtramart - Guilford, CT - Robbery
7-Eleven - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
  Weekend Crime Totals
• 2 Shootings
24 Robberies
5 Burglaries


 Featured Job Alert Spotlights 

Director of Loss Prevention
Rocky Mount, NC

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Head of Loss Prevention, Supply Chain & eCommerce
Vancouver, BC, Canada
As the Head of Loss Prevention, Supply Chain & eCommerce, you will have the opportunity to create, manage and improve loss within Supply Chain and eCommerce and help drive the bottom line of our business...

Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Distribution Network
Naperville, IL

• Maintain internal investigations as directed by leadership.
• Ensure execution and compliance of all global Loss Prevention initiatives/shortage reduction programs.
• Heighten and maintain a consistent level of Loss Prevention awareness throughout the network...



Regional Manager Loss Prevention, Audit & Firearms Compliance
Durham, NC

The Regional Manager Loss Prevention, Audit & Firearms compliance is responsible for the control and reduction of shrinkage at the stores in their territory. Investigates and resolves all matters that jeopardize or cause a loss to the company's assets. Has ownership of all company related shrinkage programs in their assigned stores... 


Regional Asset Protection Manager (Field)
Norcross, GA

Responsible for planning, developing and executing a comprehensive Asset Protection Program for a single business unit within HDS tailored to unique business needs. Define success across the unit in theft and fraud / operational loss prevention. Drive a program to protect the assets of the business...

Loss Prevention Specialist
Greencastle, IN

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

AP Safety Specialist
Miami, FL
The safety specialist, asset protection, will oversee safety practices within an assigned group of stores. This position will execute the safety program designed to minimize associate and customer accidents...

Senior Manager Region Asset Protection
Columbia, SC
The Sr. Manager, region asset protection, is responsible for providing oversight in the protection of company assets and executing asset protection programs designed to minimize inventory shrink, workers compensation claims, general liability claims, bad checks and cash losses within an assigned region. This leader will direct and supervise a team of asset protection professionals and will have complete responsibility for managing investigations and auditing programs to ensure effectiveness and departmental compliance...

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