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In Case You Missed It

September's Moving Ups

21 New Senior LP's - 15 Appointments - 6 Promotions

Academy Sports & Outdoors named Frank Sorgie Jr. Senior Loss Prevention Manager - Regions 1 and 2
B&H Photo names Brian Bazer its first LP hire
Belk named Rey Rodriguez Director of Investigations & ORC
Burlington Stores promoted James Kennedy to Territory Loss Prevention Director, West
Delta Lock named Bill Cunha Sr. Vice President of Sales North America
DIGIOP named Jim Close Director of Loss Prevention
Empower Pharmacy named Ferdinand Large Director of Compliance
Genetec promoted Guy Chenard to Chief Commercial Officer
Genetec named Michel Chalouhi Vice President of Global Sales
Hanwha Techwin America named Jordan Rivchun Leader of Retail Solutions and Strategy
Holt Renfrew promoted Rui Rodrigues, B.A, LPC to Divisional Vice President, Loss Prevention & Risk Management
Lowe's named Vinny Scalese Senior Vice President Operations
MadRag/10Spot named Barry Brown, CFI Director of Loss Prevention
Metro One LPSG promoted Frank Camerino to Senior Vice President Business Development & National Accounts
Nike promoted Mike Rackley to Sr. Director Global Store Operations
Pacific Gas and Electric Company named Timothy Kidd Senior Manager, Corporate Security
PetSmart promoted Meredith Plaxco to Senior Director of Loss Prevention and Safety
Regal Entertainment Group named Daniel Whaley Director of Asset Protection
S-Type Armored/The Green Solution named Michael Burch, CFI Director of Asset Protection
Vector Security Networks named Steven Nibbelink, industry veteran, Business Development Manager
Watches of Switzerland named Bill Lane Director Loss Prevention, Health, and Safety and Audit

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VP, Asset Protection - Job Posted for JC Penney - Based in Dallas, TX
J.C. Penney Company, Inc., one of the nation's largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, is on a mission to ensure every shopping experience is worth the customer's time, money and effort. Whether shopping jcp.com or visiting one of over 850 store locations across the United States and Puerto Rico, customers will discover a broad assortment of products from a leading portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Supporting this value proposition is the warrior spirit of over 100,000 JCPenney associates worldwide, who are focused on the Company's three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer.

As the Vice President of Asset Protection you will provide leadership and direction in the development, implementation and monitoring of effective, coordinated programs to reduce the possibility of internal and external theft, to reduce shrinkage, to ensure physical protection of associates, customers and Company assets, and to investigate losses. jcp.com

According to numerous creditable sources shrink was close to 5% at Penney's
This was shared with us by numerous executives and was widely discussed soon after the CEO's departure. Now certainly this is not documented and therefore could be questionable. However the number of executives reporting the exact same information is usually not a coincidence. And if it is even close to accurate it only adds to the challenge for the executive. Something that would make it a significant accomplishment if turned around back to industry standards. - Gus Downing

SOS Security Site Manager Receives "Security Officer of the Year" Award
SOS Security is pleased to announce that Site Supervisor Amanda Henson was honored with the Ralph Day Security Officer of the Year Award at a ceremony during the ASIS 2018 Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

The Ralph Day Award was created to recognize the incredible acts of heroism within the security industry. "Amanda's actions were nothing short of exceptional," said SOS Security Chairman and CEO Edward B. Silverman, CPP. "Her leadership, poise and life-saving response exemplify the heroics performed by security officers on the front line each day."

In January 2018, an interviewee at her location in Ohio approached the security desk and collapsed to the floor. The officer at the desk immediately called 911. Amanda was also notified and quickly responded to the scene. When she arrived, she realized the victim was not breathing and immediately began CPR, called EMS again and ordered for the AED to be brought to the victim's location. The AED was administered with no effect. Amanda continued CPR until EMS arrived and transported the victim to the local hospital. Later a police officer stopped to inform the team that the victim was alive and doing well thanks to their quick response and Amanda's leadership. prweb.com

Amazon's Aggressive Anti-Union Tactics Revealed in Leaked 45-Minute Video
Amazon, the country's second-largest employer, has so far remained immune to any attempts by U.S. workers to form a union. With rumblings of employee organization at Whole Foods - which Amazon bought for $13.7 billion last year - a 45-minute union-busting training video produced by the company was sent to Team Leaders of the grocery chain last week, according to sources with knowledge of the store's activities. Recordings of that video, obtained by Gizmodo, provide valuable insight into the company's thinking and tactics.

Each of the video's six sections, which the narrator states are "specifically designed to give you the tools that you need for success when it comes to labor organizing," take place in an animated simulacrum of a Fulfillment Center. The video's narrators are clad in the reflective vests typical of the real-world setting. "We are not anti-union, but we are not neutral either," the video states, drawing a distinction that would likely be largely academic to potential organizers. To expound on what non-neutrality might look like, the video adds in plain language (emphasis ours):

"We do not believe unions are in the best interest of our customers, our shareholders, or most importantly, our associates. Our business model is built upon speed, innovation, and customer obsession - things that are generally not associated with union. When we lose sight of those critical focus areas we jeopardize everyone's job security: yours, mine, and the associates'."

Amazon's anti-union training video comes to light amid an image crisis for the company. Years of reporting on low pay and poor working conditions reached a fever pitch late this summer when Senator Bernie Sanders proposed legislation directly challenging the company's reliance on social subsidy programs. Likewise, Amazon lost more than it gained in a charm offensive ploy that rewarded its warehouse ambassadors for tweeting nice things about the company - like how they are free to use facility restrooms and are not slaves.

Gizmodo has opted to not publish the video itself in order to maintain source anonymity. gizmodo.com

'They want us to be robots': Whole Foods workers fear Amazon's changes
Whole Foods workers across the United States are beginning to collectively organize in an attempt to push back on changes made to the supermarket chain operations since Amazon acquired the company in August 2017.

Whole Foods staff are worried that Amazon, the grocery chain's new owner, is trying to turn them into "robots" and are seeking to set up a union to protect their jobs.

Workers at "America's healthiest grocery store" say management is trying to cut jobs and reduce wages as they reshape the 38-year-old grocery chain in Amazon's image.

"No one trusts Amazon and there are fears in upper management that Amazon will clean house if sales rates aren't hit," said one of the founders of the Whole Worker community in an interview. Staff are reluctant to speak on the record for fear of retaliation and the company has recently started training managers to fight back against union organization. theguardian.com

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Announces Newest Associate Level Partner
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) announced its newest Associate Level Partner, Prime Communications, Inc. The Associate level partnership secures numerous LPQ and LPC certification course scholarships for Prime to distribute to industry professionals. Headquartered in Elkhorn, NE and founded in 2001, Prime Communications, Inc. (PCI) provides enterprise leaders with high performance infrastructure, physical security & network solutions. PCI was recently named to the SD&I's Fast 50 List as a top systems integrator and is committed to delivering custom engineered security and network solutions. yourlpf.org

Mark Your Calendars for the 2019 ISCPO Conference
The International Supply Chain Protection Organization would like to announce the date of its 2019 Conference "The Evolution of Ecommerce Security", 7-Eleven Store Support Center in Irving, Texas on March 6th - 7th. There will be a wide-range of topics related to global supply chain security, industry trends and investigations.

As in year's past, the conference provides a great venue to network with global industry peers, transportation/logistics professionals, law enforcement, and select vendor partners.

Vendors interested in participating should submit your requests to Byron Smith at byron.smith@iscpo.org

We are looking forward to seeing everyone this year, so mark your calendars. Event registration information will follow soon. For more information, visit our website.

The Holiday Season is Upon Us
Will Bring More Shoplifters and Seasonal Associates

By Mark Doyle, Jack L. Hayes International, Inc.

With the busy holiday season fast approaching, the good news is more shoppers in the stores and hopefully a lot more sales! Unfortunately, the holiday season also brings out more shoplifters and seasonal/temp associates who are likely not as engaged or committed to the company as regular FT/PT associates. So we need to be very vigilant in our shrink/loss controls efforts to ensure the extra sales realized during this season do not get cancelled out by higher losses.

See Jack's article in the 2018 Fall Edition of the Hayes Report on Loss Prevention where he discusses a few anti-shoplifting strategies for the holiday season. We also have an interesting article by Larry Miller discussing several keys for running a low shrink growth store. And, don't forget to see The Bulletin Board (last page) for a rare pic/poster of Jack (years ago) addressing fellow workers regarding an increase in shoplifting during the busy 3 month holiday season. Let's all make this a great and successful holiday season. Until next year... Read the full report here

These 60 stores will be closed on Thanksgiving
Weeks ahead of Halloween, the holiday shopping season may seem far off. But BestBlackFriday.com released its 2018 Thanksgiving Day store closings list Monday, a roll call of 60 retailers that won't open their brick-and-mortar stores Nov. 22.

Costco, Ikea, Sam's Club, Home Depot and Lowe's are among the big names on the popular holiday website's third annual Thanksgiving closures list.

"At this point in the year, we have the most confirmed closures we have ever had with 60 retailers," said Phillip Dengler, head of editorial and content marketing for BestBlackFriday.com, which began contacting stores in early September. usatoday.com

Retailers tout big hiring plans this holiday season, but workers will be hard to find
The labor market is tighter than ever. U.S. unemployment is at a record low of 3.9 percent, and companies are under pressure to raise wages, making it more difficult and expensive to keep talent, according to a new report.

Roughly 23% of retailers weren't able to hire all the temporary workers they wanted for the 2017 holiday season, global consulting group Korn Ferry found. That's expected to get even worse this year.

Korn Ferry found that about two-thirds of retailers are hoping to hire at least as many seasonal workers this year as they did last year. But about 63 percent of respondents are also planning to give permanent workers more hours this year, when they aren't able to find people to fill shorter-term roles. cnbc.com

Walgreens To Pay SEC $34.5M Over Revenue Projections
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. agreed to pay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission $34.5 million to settle allegations that the company and its executives misled investors about revenues that were expected from Walgreens' acquisition of Alliance Boots GmbH, the SEC said Friday.

In agreeing to pay the settlement, Walgreens is not admitting to or denying any of the civil allegations set forth in an SEC order, which traces the root of the alleged deception to 2012, when the chain first announced a two-step merger with Alliance Boots. law360.com

Elon Musk agrees to pay $20 million and quit as Tesla chairman in deal with SEC
Elon Musk agreed Saturday to step down as chairman of Tesla and pay a $20 million fine in a deal to settle charges brought this week by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Under the settlement, which requires court approval, Musk will be allowed to stay as CEO but must leave his role as chairman of the board within 45 days. He cannot seek reelection for three years, according to court filings.

Separately, Tesla agreed Saturday to pay $20 million to settle claims it failed to adequately police Musk's tweet.

The announcement from the SEC comes two days after the agency filed a lawsuit against Musk, claiming he misled investors. The suit centers on tweets Musk sent on August 7 in which he said he had secured funding to take Tesla private at $420 a share, causing the company's stock to soar. He had not secured the funding, the SEC said. cnn.com

Retailers applaud U.S., Canada and Mexico officials for reaching trilateral agreement on NAFTA
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the U.S., Canada and Mexico reached a deal updating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

"We are pleased a deal has been reached that preserves NAFTA's trilateral framework, which is critical to protecting North American supply chains that support millions of American jobs. The administration, as well as officials from Canada and Mexico, should be applauded for months of hard work aimed at modernizing NAFTA for the 21st century - a goal retailers have shared from the start. We will carefully review all the details of the agreement to ensure it promotes U.S. economic growth and maintains access to the products American families need at the prices they can afford." nrf.com

California becomes 1st state to require women on corporate boards
California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday.

The measure requires at least one female director on the board of each California-based public corporation by the end of next year. Companies would need up to three female directors by the end of 2021, depending on the number of board seats. apnews.com

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FBI & Dep. of Homeland Security Issues Joint Warning to Businesses:

Cyber Actors Increasingly Exploit The Remote Desktop Protocol
to Conduct Malicious Activity

Remote administration tools, such as Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), as an attack vector has been on the rise since mid-late 2016 with the rise of dark markets selling RDP Access. Malicious cyber actors have developed methods of identifying and exploiting vulnerable RDP sessions over the Internet to compromise identities, steal login credentials, and ransom other sensitive information.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recommend businesses and private citizens review and understand what remote accesses their networks allow and take steps to reduce the likelihood of compromise, which may include disabling RDP if it is not needed. ic3.gov

Biometrics Institute publishes good practice guide for enterprises
The Biometrics Institute has published its good-practice guide Understanding Biometrics - Considerations for Implementing a Biometric System to help organizations consider the various factors necessary to select a system which is relevant and appropriate.

The guide covers a range of topics including assessing the need for a recognition system, privacy and security, choosing the right system modality and quality, how the system will work within the context of the organization, system vulnerabilities, and the important of thorough testing.

"There has been a strong demand from our members to produce a basic biometric system implementation guide and the Institute is well placed to develop independent guiding material with the support of its expert and sector group experts," says Isabelle Moeller, CEO of the Biometrics Institute. biometricupdate.com

Two more potential class action suits filed under Illinois biometrics law
Proposed class-action law suits have been filed under Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) against both fingerprint door-lock maker U-Tec and the Chicago Loews hotel, Law360 reports.

The plaintiff in the U-Tec suite alleges the company never provided the required disclosures about how information would be stored, how long for, or how it would eventually be disposed of. U-Tec provides door locks and an associated smartphone app which can store up to 95 fingerprints, and the plaintiff alleges that the lack of legally required disclosure led him to chose a lock which could allow a criminal to enter his home in the case that U-Tec suffers a data breach, and that he would not have done so if provided with the necessary information.

The suit against Loews hotel was filed in federal court and, like most BIPA suits, has been brought by an employee, who alleges that the hotel never informed him that fingerprints collected as part of a time and attendance system would be shared with a third party, or how long it would be kept for. biometricupdate.com

The most important emerging technology for businesses is... Cyber Security
Cybersecurity ranks as the most important emerging technology for businesses around the globe. That is according to "Global Emerging Technology Trends Survey 2018," a study from Global Data, which also states that more than half of all respondents put cybersecurity ahead of other emerging areas, from cloud computing to 3D printing. However, enterprises are not limiting themselves when it comes to investing in the latest technology areas.

Other technologies that are also important to global companies include cloud computing (45), artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) (40%, respectively), and 3D printing (35%). Technologies that are taking more of a backseat for now are blockchain (25%) and virtual and augmented reality (24%, respectively). chainstoreage.com

55% of Retailers Plan to Utilize AI to Improve Customer Service within 3 Years
Retailers are increasingly applying artificial intelligence (AI) to better personalize customer service initiatives, and momentum is increasing. Fifty five percent of retailers plan to leverage AI technology within three years, and applications will vary, according to the "2018 Customer Experience/Unified Commerce Survey," from Boston Retail Partners (BRP).

AI's ability to learn from data, identify patterns and make decisions with minimal human intervention makes it a credible option to improve customer service. Some retailers use it to offer purchasing suggestions based on customer responses to a series of questions. Others use it to pinpoint the most convenient time of day to reach out to consumers with product suggestions, which are also based on past clicks and website visit data. chainstoreage.com

Walmart files patent for stress-tracking cart handle
A Walmart patent application for a biometric feedback shopping cart handle was recently published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, CBInsights reports. The cart handles could track the heart rates, body temperatures and stress levels of customers, possibly averting serious health issues in the stores. retaildive.com

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Is Amazon Unfairly Copying Products?
EU Quizzes Merchants

European Union antitrust regulators are asking whether Amazon.com Inc. unfairly copies popular products sold by rivals on its online marketplace, according to a questionnaire sent to merchants.

In a 16-page form to be filled out by Oct. 9, regulators want to know whether Amazon has in recent years started to sell products under its own brand that are "identical or very similar" to ones merchants have offered on the company's website and what impact that's had on their business.

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager last week said her department had opened a preliminary investigation into Amazon to check how the Seattle-based company gathers information on sales made by competitors on the Amazon Marketplace and whether that gives it an unfair edge when it sells to customers.

The EU in its questionnaire asked merchants to provide hard evidence such as correspondence with Amazon, and the exact date when Amazon began selling any rival product under its own brand. The EU also wants to know whether merchants use data-sharing tools, for instance for sales optimization, that may be provided by Amazon.

The questionnaire also asks how Amazon's practices have affected merchants' business and whether their products saw fewer or no sales after the e-commerce giant entered their market or whether the companies had to lower or raise prices as a result of the new competition. bloomberg.com

Fight e-Gift Card Fraud Before It Starts
As we look to the pending holiday season, it is important for merchants to consider the associated costs of issuing e-gift cards, and how prevention and preparation now can protect a business (or its customers) from falling victim to common fraud tactics.

Kount recommends that merchants collaborate with multiple stakeholders in the business and set risk thresholds for e-gift cards, then employ the following to frustrate fraudsters and abusive customers:

1. Have standardized e-gift card policies that are clear and well documented. Make sure customers clearly understand your refund and chargeback policies.

2.  Partner with a fraud solution that is integrated and comprehensive-taking advantage of the big data network effect.

3. Make sure your fraud solution can be customized to match your business policies (i.e. set a rule that you can't use a gift card to buy a gift card, etc.).

4. Utilize a fraud solution that employs multiple hurdles for fraudsters and utilizes AI and Machine Learning.

5. Kount also discourages companies from setting a goal of zero percent chargebacks on digital gift cards. With that goal, far too many good customers would be turned away.

6. Utilize trackable shipping so that you can recall stolen gift cards before losses and brand damage hit.

7. Establish relationships with secondary marketplaces-they will often warn merchants when a large batch of digital gift cards come onto the scene or when something seems too good to be true.

8. Wipe out the balance on stolen cards so you avoid the double losses of getting a chargeback and having the stolen e-gift card redeemed. cardnotpresent.com

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Tallahassee, FL: Multiple JCPenney Employees arrested after stealing over $45,000 from store
Taylor Andrews, 18, and Ryanne Eckerberg-Wings, 18 were arrested by the Leon County Sheriff's Office and Kyle McMillian, 18, was arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department on Friday. Anthony Forrest, 23, and Khaleb Coleman, 19, have not been arrested yet. On Sept. 10, an Asset Protection employee of JCPenney sent TPD an email listing the suspected employees involved in stealing money from the store. The next day, the employee told officers how the fraud was taking place. According to the employee, when a customer would come in and make a purchase with cash, the suspected employees would make a copy of the receipt. The following day, they would enter the information into JC Penney's system from the sale's receipt and pocket the refunds in cash. TPD then conducted interviews with each of the five employees. Based on their admission, they are all being charged with organized scheme to defraud under $20,000. wtxl.com

Bloomington, IN: TJ Maxx Employee Arrested On Theft Charges of $6,616
A T.J. Maxx employee was arrested after police say she stole more than $6,616.47 worth of merchandise from the Bloomington store. According to police 21-year-old Adear Azzam was arrested around 1 p.m. Wednesday at the store on a felony charge of theft. According to those investigators, Azzam invited her friends into the T.J. Maxx store multiple times throughout the month of July and helped them steal merchandise by removing security tags and acting as if they paid for the items. She would then have her friends return the stolen items in exchange for gift cards. wbiw.com

Gwinnett County, GA: Burglary Ring linked to up to 100 crimes
Gwinnett County Police say five young men are a part of a group that's been stealing cars and burglarizing local businesses for months now. This time, they were captured on surveillance cameras in Stone Mountain. On September 9th, the young men, possibly in their late teens or early 20s, were seen on video at QuikTrip on Stone Mountain Highway. Surveillance video shows them driving up in a Black Mercedes Benz, walking through the QT, and then next door to the Hertz Car Sales parking lot where they try to take a car. cbs46.com

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The 2-day course is offered at $975 and limited to 12 students. AZORCA members can save $300 by using coupon "AZORCA". Register for the class here: Master Surveillance Live 3-Day Course

Bergen, NY: 14 guns taken during upstate New York gun store break-in

Batavia, NY: Shoplifter hits Tops Friendly Market for 12 cases of Tide Pods

Cedar Falls, IA: Woman charged in Pepper Spray robbery of The Buckle at College Square Mall; $2,301 in merchandise stolen

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Shootings & Deaths

Hobart, IN: Police investigating gang-related shooting at northwest Indiana Walmart
Two people were hospitalized Sunday night after a shots rang out at a Walmart in Hobart. That's just southeast of Gary. Police responded to the store around 7:30 p.m. Sunday and found two people suffering from gunshot wounds. Officials said one victim was a child. The condition of the victims has not been released.

According to investigators, the shooting started with an argument in the parking lot and several people ran into the store, causing panic. People hid in aisles and in a back warehouse until police said it was safe. Police were looking for a person of interest who was wearing a black sweatshirt and was captured on store surveillance. The parking lot was blocked off for several hours while several law enforcement agencies investigated. wane.com nwitimes.com

Ogden, UT: Police arrest suspect for shooting at Newgate Mall in Ogden
Ogden police say 21-year-old Octavio Estrada Mendez is jailed without bond on multiple charges after the incident Saturday night near Newgate Mall. They say a man in his 20s was wounded and taken to a hospital but is expected to make a full recovery. Police said that Mendez fled the scene in a car after the shooting. They say he was later located and arrested and booked into the Weber County jail. sltrib.com

Nashville, TN: A man was killed overnight after a shooting outside a Dollar General store in Nashville
The incident happened shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday in the store's parking lot on Lafayette Street. Metro Nashville police officials said the victim, a 31-year-old man, was sitting in his car when he was shot multiple times. The car's windows were shattered and shell casings were found on the ground. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he later died. newschannel5.com

Baltimore, MD: Nine shootings in Baltimore leave 7 dead, 4 injured
Nine shootings in Baltimore on Saturday night and Sunday have left seven dead and four injured, city police reported. A total of 17 people have been killed in Baltimore in the past week. baltimoresun.com

Surveillance video shows moment HPD Officer shoots gun out of suspect's hand
A Houston police officer shot a gun out of the hand of a man who officials believe was in the process of robbing the Gulf gas station Saturday night in Third Ward. click2houston.com

Jacksonville, FL: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office K-9 Fatally Shot While Pursuing Carjacking Suspect

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Chicago, IL: Snatch And Grab Thieves Hit Prada Store
It happened Saturday afternoon at the Prada store on East Oak Street. Police said six women rushed into the store and grabbed several items without paying. Workers at the store were able to recover some of the items. The suspects drove off in a white colored car. cbslocal.com

Conyers, GA: 3 Arrested in Armed Robbery of Kay Jewelers; shots fired at Conyers Police Officers
Three people are in custody more than a week after shots were fired at officers during an attempted robbery at a Conyers jewelry store. An alleged robber and an accomplice opened fire about 8 p.m. Sept. 19 while running away from Kay Jewelers in a shopping center near the I-20 and Ga. 138 interchange. ajc.com

Niles, IL: Jeweler, 72, abducted, robbed; left in underwear in Chicago
A 72-year-old man who had earlier shown clients some jewelry from his jewelry store was abducted, beaten and robbed, and then left in his underwear, Niles police said. Chicago police found the man in his underwear at about 3 a.m. Saturday while patrolling near the Edgebrook Golf Course. Earlier, the man was showing jewelry at a Des Plaines bar and then went home to his apartment. When the victim parked in his parking spot he was attacked by three males wearing masks and armed with baseball bats, police said. abc7chicago.com

Shreveport, LA: Suspect wanted for the early morning Armed Robbery of Big Lots

Monroe, WA: 10 Area businesses hit in overnight burglary spree

San Antonio, TX: Mexican Telenovela Actress Arrested, accused of stealing from Saks Off 5th

Zales in the Carriage Crossing, Collierville, TN reported a Grab & Run on 9/28, item valued at $4,799

Melbourne, Australia: Pharmacy Smash & Grab raid leaves $300k in damage

Sentencings, Indictments & Charges

Bakersfield, CA: Sentencing for two in 2017 fatal C-Store shooting
Two brothers who were found not guilty of murder and instead convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a shooting at a Bakersfield C-Store are set to be sentenced Thursday. Joel and Victor Quintero were also found guilty in September of assault with a firearm on a person, participating in a street gang and other charges. Joel Quintero, 27, and Victor Quintero, 26, became involved in an altercation with Eraldo Castro the night of March 5, 2017, at a Fastrip on Fairfax Road. Victor Quintero and Castro exchanged blows while Joel Quintero pointed a gun at Castro. Eventually, the men separated and the brothers got in a vehicle. Castro entered another vehicle in the Fastrip parking lot. Castro then drove into the vehicle occupied by the Quinteros, got out and approached their driver's side door. As he approached, a single shot was fired from inside the Quinteros' vehicle, striking Castro, the documents say. Castro was taken to Kern Medical Center, where he died at 12:37 a.m. bakersfield.com


Adult Store - Bradenton, FL - Robbery
Big Lots - Shreveport, LA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Asheboro, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Kalamazoo, MI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery / Clerk shot & wounded
C-Store - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Winter Haven, FL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - San Benito, TX - Burglary
C-Store - Eastover, SC - Burglary
C-Store - Hole, HI - Robbery
Check Cashing - Highland, IL - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Tallahassee, FL - Armed Robbery
Clothing Store - Monroe, WA - Burglary
Collectible's Store - Fresno, CA - Burglary
Gas Station - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Oakdale, NY - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Islip Terrace, NY - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Oakdale, NY - Armed Robbery ( 2nd)
Gas Station - Bellville, OH - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Dover, DE - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Madison, WI - Burglary
McDonald's - Asheboro, NC - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Broward County, FL - Armed Robbery
Prada - Chicago, IL - Robbery
Restaurant - Harrison Township, PA - Burglary
7-Eleven - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery/Man shot


Daily Totals:
20 robberies
6 burglaries
2 shootings
0 killings





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The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is the GameStop executive responsible for leading our global information security organization and will have officer level fiduciary responsibility...

Vice President, Asset Protection
Columbus, OH

Oversees and directs all Asset Protection related functions for a Corporate Office, multi-state distribution centers and large retail store network. Responsible for enterprise direction and strategy as it pertains to Asset Protection with a goal of minimizing shrink, reducing loss and maximizing security and associate safety...
Vice President, Loss Prevention
Houston, TX

This pyramid head position is responsible for developing and leading this company's shrinkage reduction efforts and integrating these efforts throughout the entire organization...

Project Coordinator (LP Technology)
Dublin, CA

Provides support for all types of LP technology installation projects, (e.g. new stores, upgrades, remodels, maintenance/repair, etc.). Serves as the point of contact on all projects as assigned, interfacing with vendors, field management, and various corporate teams...

Project Lead (LP Technology)
Dublin, CA

The Lead, Project Coordinator facilitates the development, implementation, and ongoing execution of multiple Loss Prevention technology projects, programs and systems. This is accomplished by leading projects from concept to completion, acting as a subject matter expert, and working effectively with internal partners (i.e. Store Operations, Store Planning, IT, HR, Logistics, Purchasing, etc.) and external resources (i.e. vendors, service providers, etc.) to drive results, and monitoring to ensure all projects meet scope, timeline, and budget needs...

Regional Asset Protection Manager
Harrisburg/State College, PA

The Regional Asset Protection Manager will lead their region in Shrink Reduction, Asset Protection and Safety efforts through an in-depth understanding of the overall business, effective partnerships and by directing the region with integrity and professionalism...

Loss Prevention Market Specialist
Jacksonville, FL

To monitor store locations to detect, investigate and resolve internal and external situations and circumstances that could lead to or result in losses to the company. All actions and conduct within the scope of the position must be performed according to performance standards set by Burke's policies, procedures and Code of Ethics...

Loss Prevention/Asset Protection Investigator
Boston, MA

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
● Protect the assets of the store as well as the associates and visitors.
● Maintain surveillance of the store via CCTV and conduct physical inspections including perimeter checks...

Asset Protection Analyst
Norcross, GA

AP Analyst based in Norcross, GA reporting to the Director of Asset Protection. This high-visibility role will be responsible for business-wide security administration, multiple fraud detection programs and functional communication...

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