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Vinny Scalese named Senior Vice President Operations for Lowe's
Vinny previously held the role of Senior Vice President of Store Operations for JC Penney before taking this new position. He's held other senior level leadership positions including Regional VP - Northeast Region for JC Penney, Chief Operating Officer for Bell Nursery, Regional VP - Mid-Atlantic Region, Senior Director of LP, and Director of LP for The Home Depot. Congratulations Vinny!

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Hurricane Florence Prompts State of Emergency - The Retail Impact

Hurricane preparation pushes retailers
Water running low; stores fear outages

Stores around Fayetteville on Monday worked to replenish their shelves with water and other emergency supplies that were scooped up over the weekend as residents prepared for Hurricane Florence. Some customers at Target and Harris Teeter were able to grab water that went quickly.

Carlie C's IGA off Bragg Boulevard had about five pallets of bottled water that were all gone before noon Monday, store manager Jason Buechner said. Other stores may be making similar requests, however, which could affect what is delivered to his business.

The warehouse cut his milk order in half, and after a full stack of bread trays is expected to arrive Tuesday the next order is Thursday and Friday. Still, the store has extra canned meat, peanut butter and batteries.

"If we start losing power and stuff like that here at the store, loss of product due to spoilage could be a big issue," Buecher said. "I hope that doesn't happen."  fayobserver.com

How Retailers in the Carolinas Are Preparing for Dangerous Hurricane Florence;
Some Store Owners Scramble, Others Stay Put as Evacuation Orders Take Effect

Retailers along the Carolina coast are bracing for impact as Hurricane Florence approaches the Eastern Seaboard. More than one million residents in eight counties along South Carolina's coast were ordered to evacuate on Monday, and store owners were scrambling to batten down the hatches before the mandate goes into effect on Tuesday at noon.

At Sound Feet Shoes in Greenville, North Carolina, manager Ashley Spruill said "sales have definitely decreased today" as local residents focus on stocking up on food, water and other essentials. She said upper management of the footwear chain, which operates nine stores throughout the state, had given the OK to reduce the number of staff coming in beginning on Tuesday for safety reasons, and one of the owners was gathering sandbags and plywood to protect the building.

Further south, Allen Murphy, the owner of Coastal Kicks in Wilmington, North Carolina, said he's planning on staying put this week, just as he did two years ago during Hurricane Matthew. footwearnews.com

Start Hurricane Preparations Now
Employers should get ready for Hurricane Florence's arrival

Now is the time for employers in the path of the storm to start preparations and work with employees to make sure everyone stays safe. The storm could cause an estimated $15.32 billion in damage. Residents in its path are being warned to gather supplies or evacuate, the Weather Channel reported.

Some businesses must have an Emergency Action Plan and evacuation strategy to make sure workers can get to safety in case a hurricane strikes the area. Employers should know the warning terms used for hurricanes, as well as their local community's emergency plans, warning signals, and shelters.

Resources to help employers prepare for natural disasters:

FEMA Hurricane Preparedness Digital Toolkit Template
Employee Leave Eligibility and Natural Disasters
Hurricane Damage Control: Piecing Together Time Records
Comprehensive FAQs For Employers on Hurricanes and Other Workplace Disasters

Workplace Weather Disaster Resources  shrm.org

Hurricane Florence, already a monster, is due to strengthen as 1 million people are told to flee East Coast
Hurricane Florence has potential to cause "massive damage" to parts of the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States -- and not just in the coastal areas where the storm aims to make landfall Thursday night, officials warned. More than 1 million people face mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday in coastal areas of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, as one of the strongest hurricanes to churn toward the eastern seaboard in decades -- a Category 4 storm that may approach Category 5 strength -- nears shore. cnn.com

Wilmington Area Stores Increase Hurricane Supplies To Meet Demand

Here's what's closed in the Myrtle Beach area as Hurricane Florence approaches

Rowan County stores prepare for Hurricane Florence

'Possibly Dramatic' Spike In Gas Prices Coming As Hurricane Florence Nears

CA Prop 47 Impact - Brought to you by ALTO Alliance

California: Continuing to Chip Away at Crime Penalties
The recently completed California legislative session continued a years long effort to lower criminal sentences, ease restrictions on suspects, and keep juveniles out of adult prisons despite objections that the moves could harm public safety.

From a nation-leading reform measure that eliminates cash bail to restrictions on trying juveniles, a major goal of Democratic lawmakers this year was to limit mass incarceration that supporters say often disproportionately affects women, youth and minorities.

"All these bills are coming to you because it's time for us to rectify a system that's been proven to not work, to not rehabilitate adults, and that's been completely discriminatory" to minorities, said Sen. Ricardo Lara, a Los Angeles-area Democrat. Lara successfully argued for a bill prohibiting 14- and 15-year-olds from being sent to adult prisons even for crimes like murder, arson and robbery.

The California District Attorneys Association is urging Brown to veto the bill. It could set dangerous killers free at 25 with little opportunity to keep even the most threatening locked up, the group argues.
Prosecuting people younger than 16 in adult court should be rare, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said, but judges should have that discretion in the most serious cases.

Schubert and other DAs came to Sacramento last week to urge Brown to reject the bill and to highlight the case of Daniel Marsh, who was 15 in 2013 when he murdered and mutilated an elderly couple in Davis. mantecabulletin.com

Crew-style thefts plague Roseville, Calif. Apple store and other tech stores
Eight incidents so far in 2018; Tens of thousands in merchandise
Roseville police say a trend of "crew"-style thefts has been on the rise in recent months, with tens of thousands of dollars in electronics being stolen from the city's Apple store and a number of other cellphone stores.

The Roseville Police Department said in a statement Monday evening that the city has had eight reported instances of crew-style thefts from cellphone/tech stores so far in 2018. Four of the eight have taken place at the Apple store inside Westfield Galleria, which had merchandise taken both Sunday and Monday, according to a news release from the police department.

These and other recent Roseville cellphone store thefts do not appear to have been armed robberies, the Roseville Police Department said in Monday's news release. Roseville police are working with mall management to attempt to ward off future thefts and attempts at Westfield Galleria, according to the news release. sacbee.com

New LPNN Interview Coming Oct. 3-5 to the Daily
How Reducing Theft Penalties Impacts Community Safety

Kathleen Smith, Vice President of AP for Albertsons-Safeway, and Anne Marie Schubert, District Attorney for Sacramento County, discuss how California's Prop 47 and raising felony thresholds impacts community safety in an all-new episode, sponsored by ALTO Alliance. See full episode release schedule here

The Myth That Crime Rises as Prisons Shrink; California's dramatic reduction in its prison populations hasn't compromised public safety

Black sorority files lawsuit against Bahama Breeze for racial discrimination
White managers called police after falsely accusing them of being 'unruly'
Members of a black sorority filed a lawsuit Monday against Bahama Breeze Holdings, Inc. in response to an incident in June when two managers called the Orange Village police and reported guests from a black sorority at a private party were "unruly guests," the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit states that from the moment the party arrived, the staff treated the party with hostility. The two white managers at the store called police and falsely reported that the group were "unruly guests" who were "threatening to walk out without paying," the lawsuit says. The sorority group alleges that the white managers' false reports to police were motivated by not what the party was doing, but the stereotypes the managers had about black criminality.

Officers left the restaurant 30 to 45 minutes later but remained conspicuously parked by the entrance as the group left the restaurant, the lawsuit says. Before police arrived, the party was accosted and forced to prove they had paid before being permitted to leave the private party area, the lawsuit alleges. news5cleveland.com

Stores Prep for the Holidays
Radial Bringing on 20,000 Seasonal Employees for Retailers' Holiday Needs

Radial, a bpost group company, today announced its plans to bring on more than 20,000 workers around the world to support retailers' impending needs for fulfillment and customer care talent to support the 2018 peak holiday season. With eCommerce sales anticipated to grow 15.3 percent this season, this business-critical workforce will help Radial's clients meet rising expectations around shipping and customer care, without compromising revenue. prnewswire.com

Amazon's checkout-free Go store is heading to New York
But competition for checkout-free stores is heating up
Amazon is getting ready to open an Amazon Go store in New York, The Information reports. Job listings for a new Amazon Go location popped up Thursday night and the company confirmed to The Information that it has plans for a store in the New York area. Amazon already has three of its cashierless stores up and running in Seattle -- the third opened earlier this week -- and it has plans to expand to Chicago and San Francisco as well. But Amazon is no longer the only player in the game. Standard Cognition opened its first location today in San Francisco and like Amazon Go, it lets customers shop and pay without having to go through a checkout line or scan their items. Microsoft reportedly has its own checkout-less shopping technology in the works as well, something that Walmart is said to have its eyes on. engadget.com

How a Brooks Brothers salesman inadvertently saved a man's life on 9/11
Antonio DeJesus, a salesman at Brooks Brothers, inadvertently saved another man's life because it took him too long to sell him a tie. On the morning of 9/11, DeJesus remembers a man rushing in just moments after the store's doors opened. He said he didn't like his tie and needed to find a different one before heading to a job interview at Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial firm at the top of the World Trade Center's North Tower.

Exactly one year after the attacks, the store reopened at One Liberty Plaza across from Ground Zero. Not long after it reopened, a man walked into the store. It was the man who was interviewing at Cantor Fitzgerald, which ended up being one of the worst-hit companies on 9/11. Nearly two-thirds of its workforce died that day. But the man had never made it to his interview because he was delayed in Brooks Brothers looking for a tie. businessinsider.com

Photo of Kroger employee tying woman's shoe goes viral
A photo of a store employee going above and beyond for a customer is making the rounds on social media. Shaun Marie shared the sweet sentiment on Facebook showing an employee at the Kroger store in Saginaw Township tying the shoe of a customer. The woman was riding an amigo and appeared to have just finished shopping. The employee named Walter is getting a lot of likes on Facebook ... and a leg up on chivalry! wnem.com

Nike's Kaepernick campaign 'a stroke of genius,' says analyst

Giant Food store in PA attains EPA zero-waste status

Employees from Costco, Walmart, and Target share their worst horror stories

On this 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the D&D Daily
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New England Loss Prevention Expo - September 13, 2018

Please join us as we bring Loss Prevention, Security, Risk Managers and Solutions Partners together with law enforcement, prosecutors and policy makers to learn more about how to keep our stores, employees, and customers safe and secure. There are many things to consider when protecting the profitability of a retail business.

This expo will aim to collaboratively and comprehensively discuss subjects such as Organized Retail Crime, external and internal theft, private/public sector partnerships, asset protection technology, financial crimes and emergency preparedness. Billions of dollars in revenue, tax dollars and man hours are lost each year while industry professionals and law enforcement tirelessly work to investigate, prosecute and punish crimes against retailers. The New England Loss Prevention Expo strives to propagate an environment where learning, preparedness and networking arm us all with the tools to combat those crimes.

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The Equifax Breach One Year Later: 6 Action Items for Security Pros
The Equifax breach last September was the largest consumer breach in history. We talked to experts about lessons learned and steps companies can take to prevent and minimize future breaches.

1. Pay attention to patching and configuration management
Most analysts agree that the Equifax breach could have been prevented or minimized if the company had instituted a solid patching system that would have identified a vulnerability in an Apache Struts application.

2. Deploy encryption and tokenization
Julie Conroy, research director for Aite Group's Retail Banking practice, says companies must assume they will get hacked, so working to devalue the data makes the most sense.

3. Think differently about data management
George Avetisov, CEO of HYPR, says companies have to change their mindset about data management.

4. Monitor the company's data by making frequent risk assessments
It's one thing to start managing data more efficiently, but many companies fall short because they don't have a benchmark for what's normal.

5. Find out who has access to which data - and for what reasons
Companies have to become really clear on who will have access to sensitive data and for what reasons.

6. Develop a public relations program
Companies really need to step it up when it comes to dealing with the public following a breach. darkreading.com

GAO Says Equifax Missed Flaws, Intrusion in Massive Breach
The 2017 Equifax breach involved at least 9,000 queries to 51 databases over a period of 76 days, according to a report on the attack issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report details the mechanisms used by the attackers to gain access and exfiltrate personal information of approximately 145 million individuals in the US, Canada, and the UK.

According to the report, there were a number of different issues at Equifax, each contributing to the possibility and severity of the breach. The security issues ranged from bad network architecture to a failure to establish limits on the number of database queries possible from a single address.

The report notes that Equifax has publicly reported that it has remediated all the issues associated with the breach. The company has not detailed those remediation steps, and the GAO has not independently verified or assessed the remediation. darkreading.com

Adidas Data Security 'Failure' Led To June Hack, Suit Says
Company accused of negligence, breach of contract and more
Adidas has been hit with a proposed class action over a June data breach that saw hackers make off with the private information of millions of customers, with the lead plaintiff claiming they now face "severe" ramifications due to the data security "failures" that led to the breach

Lead plaintiff Christian Duke said Adidas had failed to encrypt its customers' private information, failed to employ so-called multifactor authentication and failed to employ "behavior monitoring technology" that could have helped to "promptly detect unusual activity and transfer of data."

"The ramifications of Adidas' failure to protect the personal information of its members are severe," Duke said. "Identity thieves can use the information taken in the breach to perpetrate a variety of crimes that harm victims," including government fraud like obtaining a driver's license in the victim's name or personal fraud like taking out a mortgage or insurance policy using the stolen information, among many other potential schemes.

"As a result, plaintiff and members of the class now face an immediate risk of identity theft and other problems associated with the disclosure of personal information and will need to monitor their credit for an indefinite duration," Duke added.

He is suing for negligence, breach of contract and violation of California's Customer Records Act, among other things, and is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages as well as an injunction that would require Adidas "to implement and maintain reasonable and effective security practices" going forward. law360.com

How Do You Establish and Maintain Identity Trust Across All Channels?
In the wake of digital transformation and several large, high-profile data breaches - and at a time where all the personal information is shared in the social network - traditional forms of digital identity verification are no longer valid.

Ninety-six percent of polled security leaders say that a frictionless digital customer experience is a priority for their organizations. And yet 36 percent still rely on usernames and passwords to authenticate digital customers.

Download the 2018 Digital Identity Trust Survey to learn which methods and tools organizations use to validate digital identity authenticity and what investments organizations make in emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain to improve their abilities to establish and maintain digital identity trust for new and existing customers. govinfosecurity.com

Apple Pay, Google Pay support arrives at 7-Eleven stores
You can now use Apple Pay and Google Pay to satisfy your Slurpee craving. The mobile payment systems, which typically run through your phone or smartwatch, have begun being accepted at 7-Eleven stores across the US, the convenience store giant announced Monday. Support for the contactless payments systems is rolling out gradually through September, joining the Samsung Pay mobile payments option, 7-Eleven said in a statement.

7-Eleven marks the latest retailer to embrace the rival mobile payments platforms to pay for goods and services, which the tech giants see as a critical step to getting more people entrenched in their respective ecosystems of devices, apps and other services, making it tougher to switch to a competitor. cnet.com

Average cost of data breach rises to $3.86 million


How to Stop SIM Swapping

SIM swapping is a type of account takeover fraud that targets a weakness in two-factor authentication where the second step is a text message or a call placed to a mobile telephone. A quick and easy way to help prevent SIM swapping is to enable a SIM PIN on your mobile phone. Go to Settings > Phone > Sim PIN > Enable and Change PIN. The default PIN is 1111.



Network surveillance technologies continue to revolutionize the way retail professionals work with not just loss prevention, but also with store optimization, operational efficiencies, and enhancements to the overall customer experience.

John Bartolac of Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, tells us how retailers can utilize the network infrastructure to bring together their video surveillance, physical access control, audio systems, and now, analytics to develop creative solutions that go beyond security, helping to grow the business and improve customer experience.

John Bartolac - Axis Communications - Quick Take 2

John Bartolac shares what's new with Axis Communications, how they're reacting to the rapidly changing market, and what excites them about facial recognition and artificial intelligence. And then Gus Downing pops in for a hilarious lighting round of "hot seat" questions with Amber and Joe. Jason Bourne or James Bond? Russia or North Korea?



The Sun Never Sets on the Amazon Empire
Amazon dominates international marketplace reach

Amazon's presence now spans 58 countries and reaches the greatest international online population, 1.2 billion people, according to Website Builder Expert (WBE), which used data from Amazon's Alexa Internet.

Alibaba is a close second in population reached, at around 1.1 billion people, but only operates in 15 countries.​ EBay landed fifth on the list of the top e-commerce marketplaces, reaching 132.1 million in 13 countries.

Amazon is the leading e-commerce player in North America, Western Europe and India, but Alibaba and its many online entities - such as Taobao in China, Lazada in Southeast Asia and Tokopedia in Indonesia - rule Asia, WBE reported. Africa and India appear to be the two biggest e-commerce battlegrounds in the future.

The following map from Website Builder Expert indicates the extent of e-commerce dominance by eight companies. retaildive.com 247wallst.com

Amazon will dethrone Walmart as the No. 1 retailer of apparel this year,
predicts Wells Fargo

The e-commerce giant will be the No. 1 seller of apparel in the U.S. in 2018, according to Wells Fargo, which raised its price target on the Seattle-based retailer Monday following new analysis into its clothing segment.

The e-commerce behemoth's apparel and footwear gross sales is expected to top $30 billion this year and leapfrog longtime incumbent Walmart for the top spot, wrote Wells Fargo analyst Ike Boruchow. cnbc.com

Calvin Klein seeks to crack down on e-commerce counterfeiters
American fashion brand Calvin Klein has filed a lawsuit against online counterfeiters who have allegedly been selling infringing underwear, handbags, and sunglasses.

The fashion brand explained that it filed the suit to combat online counterfeiters who seek to trade on its reputation and goodwill. Calvin Klein added that it is "forced" to take legal action to protect unknowing consumers from purchasing counterfeit products.

Calvin Klein claimed that the defendants create internet stores "by the hundreds". They appear to be selling genuine Calvin Klein products, while instead selling counterfeit goods to unknowing customers, the complaint said.

The fashion brand asked the court to restrain the defendants from imitating its trademarks and passing off non-genuine products as authentic.

Calvin Klein also requested a transfer of the domain names linked with the defendants, as well as triple damages and all profits gained by the counterfeiters as a result of the infringing activities. worldipreview.com

Why Walmart's eCommerce Expansion Is Facing Resistance From Premium Brands




Sacramento, CA: California Street Gangs stole $1 Million
by credit card fraud scheme

More than 30 purported street gang members have been charged with stealing more than USD 1 million in what authorities said Monday was an unusually sophisticated credit card fraud scheme. Members and associates of the BullyBoys and the CoCo Boys street gangs based in the suburbs east of San Francisco defrauded hundreds of victims by breaking into dozens of medical and dental offices to steal credit card terminals and patient records, said state Attorney General Xavier Becerra and police chiefs from three Northern California cities. The 32 alleged gang members used the stolen terminals to process credit card returns, downloading them to debit cards, according to the 240-count indictment. cbslocal.com

Roseville, CA: Apple Store Robbed Twice in 24 Hours
Thousands of dollars worth of products were stolen from the Westfield Galleria Apple Store Sunday night and Monday morning. In the third and fourth robberies in less than a month, suspects walked into the store around 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. and began cutting the security cords attached to devices, according to the Roseville Police Department. fox40.com

Forsyth, IL: Finish Line associate collected more than $1,400 in fake refunds
A signed affidavit said deputies were called to the Hickory Point Mall, Finish Line store on Thursday, where a Loss Prevention representative told them that the worker made purchases from the store using his employee discount and multiple credit cards. The store's computer system logged each of the employee's purchases, the affidavit said, and it showed that none of the items that the employee returned for refunds matched any of the items that he was recorded to have purchased, the affidavit said. A total of $1,440.82 was refunded on two of the employee's credit cards, the affidavit said. herald-review.com

DOJ Update: Santa Ana, CA: 2 More Key Players in Ring that Conducted Series of Jewelry Store Armed Robberies Receive Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences
Two key figures in a ring that conducted a string of violent smash-and-grab robberies at Southland jewelry stores that resulted in the theft of approximately $6 million worth of high-end watches each have been sentenced to over two decades in federal prison. justice.gov


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Shootings & Deaths

Detroit, MI: 1 Suspect killed, 1 on the loose following shootout at Family Dollar; Security Guard in Critical Condition
Detroit police are investigating an attempted robbery and shootout that occurred at a Family Dollar store on Detroit's west side. One suspect was shot dead and a 27-year-old security guard was shot and is in critical condition. The shootout happened at the Family Dollar at 18201 Schoolcraft Road around 7:46 p.m. on Monday. wxyz.com

Detroit, MI: Authorities identify 3 men killed in White Castle restaurant
Three men who were gunned down inside a fast food restaurant in Detroit have been identified. The Wayne County medical examiner's office said Rashawn Harrington and Trevaughn Anthony died of multiple gunshot wounds. An autopsy was scheduled Monday to officially determine how DeShawn Gadson died. Police say two men wearing masks walked up to the White Castle on Detroit's west side about 12:22 a.m. Sunday and fired shots inside the restaurant before fleeing on foot. The victims -- ages 25, 24 and 20 -- were pronounced dead at the scene. The restaurant's windows had bullet holes and handguns were recovered. clickondetroit.com

Greenville, VA: 7 Hells Angels arrested in connection to shooting outside Motel
The Augusta County Sheriff's Office arrested 7 members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club after an early morning shooting at a Greenville motel. The shooting occurred at the Hometown Inn on Lee Jackson Highway in Greenville just before 3 a.m. Monday. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a male victim who had been shot and another male who had been beaten. newsleader.com

Minneapolis, MN: Residents and Officials grasp for answers after 10 shot over weekend, 4 killed

Omaha, NE: Woman paralyzed by shooting: 'I'm in a prison in my own body'; Police are still searching for the person who opened fire outside a convenience store on Sept. 2

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Teens rob C-store after clerk collapses from heart attack
Human decency took a back seat in Auburn Saturday when a man and two teens left a clerk suffering a heart attack to die, but not before helping themselves to the cash in the till and several other items in the store. The clerk argues with 2 teens over a pepperoni stick then turns around and collapses to the floor from an apparent medical issue. But instead of calling for help, the teen takes the $1 bill back then they all three leave the store, but the two teens return a couple of times to steal cigarettes and take money from the cash register. komonews.com

Bakersfield, CA: Man hailed as hero in Starbuck's attack: 'I could not just let her die'
A man is in the hospital recovering from multiple stab wounds after jumping in to help a woman getting attacked by a machete-wielding man. Blaine Hodge is being hailed as a hero by his friends. "His ideology is that all of us are heroes," Hodge's friend Fahemmah Salahud-din said. "Heroes are everyday people who decide to make a choice to do something right on behalf of not only themselves, but others." Police said 31-year-old Robert Daniel Rivas attacked a woman Sunday inside a Starbucks on Stockdale Highway. Police said Rivas and the woman formerly dated. Witnesses said Hodge - just a simple bystander - did not think twice before jumping in to save the woman's life. bakersfieldnow.com

Moraine, OH: 2 Walmart theft suspects arrested after one of them fires at witness, police during pursuit
A 19-year-old has been booked into jail and a 17-year-old girl remains in custody on charges accusing them of trying to avoid arrest after stealing merchandise from the Walmart in Moraine on Monday morning. daytondailynews.com

Houston, TX: Police seeking 2 suspects in over 6 Cell Phone store Robberies
Houston robbery detectives are trying to identify two men who've robbed almost a half dozen cellphone stores on the city's South Side in recent months. Police said the two suspects began robbing cellphone stores in late July, and haven't slowed down since. click2houston.com

Merrimack, NH: Woman out on bail again after 4th Arrest in a Week
A woman who was out on bail after being arrested three times in five days last week was arrested again Saturday while trying to steal from an outlet store, police said Monday. Ashley Compagna, 34, was arrested Saturday morning after security at the Merrimack Premium Outlet Mall called police about a shoplifter. unionleader.com

Vanderburgh County, IN: Sheriff's Deputy Struck by Suspected Shoplifter in Eastland Mall Parking Lot

Newark, DE: Five men burglarize Cabela's in the Christina Mall; BB guns and ammo stolen

Dublin, OH: Macy's Loss Prevention Officer injured trying to stop theft at Tuttle Crossing Mall

West Jordan, UT: 2 arrested in connection with $150K stolen Sports Memorabilia theft

Jared in the Center at Deane Hill, Knoxville, TN reported a Distraction Theft on 9/8, items valued at $20,019

Kay Outlet in the Opry Mills, Nashville, TN reported a Grab & Run on 9/10, item valued at $16,400

Kays in the Rego Park Plaza, Rego Park, NY reported a Grab & Run 9/9, item valued at $3,999


Cargo Theft

Rise in Number of Piracy And Armed Robbery Incidents Against Ships
In Asia During Jan. - Aug. Period

A total of eight incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in August 2018. No piracy incident was reported. There was also no report of abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and no hijacking of ships for theft of oil cargo reported in August 2018. hellenicshippingnews.com


Apple - Roseville, CA - Robbery (Sunday)
Apple - Roseville, CA - Robbery (Monday)
C-Store - Albany, GA - Armed Robbery/ Clerk stabbed
C-Store - Auburn, WA - Robbery
C-Store - Ventura, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Baytown, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Fayetteville, NC - Armed Robbery
Cabela's - Newark, DE - Burglary
Colorado Zombie Outpost - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary
Dollar General - Hartford, CT - Robbery
Donut Shop - Long Beach, CA - Armed Robbery
Donut Shop - Santa Fe Springs, CA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Detroit, MI - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Ellicott City, MD - Burglary
Gun Store - Brundidge, AL - Burglary
Verizon - Ellicott City, MD - Burglary
Walgreens - Galesburg, IL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - North Wilmington, DE - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Marlowe, WV - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
14 robberies
5 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings




None to report.

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● Creates and conducts training sessions at the regional, district, and store level to educate and bring awareness to loss prevention and shrink related topics...

Regional Loss Prevention Manager
Atlanta, GA

● Develops and implements shrink reduction strategies and action plans for their coverage region and for individual stores as needed
● Creates and conducts training sessions at the regional, district, and store level to educate and bring awareness to loss prevention and shrink related topics...

Asset Protection District Manager
Chicago, IL

The Asset Protection District Manager will lead the District in shrink reduction and profit maximization efforts. The position will proactively seek to bring economic value to the company, promoting profitable sales and world class customer service while ensuring a safe place to work and shop...

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Your self-evaluation is probably the most important document you'll write all year and it requires a degree of self-reflection and openness that, if done correctly, thoroughly, realistically and written well, will in actuality garner more respect than virtually anything else you can do. However, it's also a double-edged sword that mandates your adherence and constant effort to reach your written objectives and goals. The problem is that while most are rather open about their areas of improvement, very few actually quantify what they are going to do to improve and set specific goals that are realistically obtainable. The first step may be in just approaching and completing the reviews of your direct reports first and doing them with the same intensity and focus as you do yours. This step gets you in the game so to speak and allows you to tie yours into your team's and also may just give you some feedback you need to hear.

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