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Northern California Organized Retail Crime Association Board at their 5th Annual Symposium

Pictured (from back, left to the front): Rob Baquera (Roseville PD), Richard Olvera (Sears/Kmart), Al Moody (NCORCA Coordinator), Brian Hess (Wal-Mart), Kelby Newton (Roseville PD), Matt Hilbrink (Raley's), Tyson Roberts (Toys R Us)

Sean Smith (Sacramento Sheriff's Dept), John McCallister (Lowe's), Debbie Lanford (7-Eleven), Orlando Torres (JcPenny), Rachelle Espinoza (Winco), Denver Floyd (SaveMart), Connie Ribble (99 Cents Only Stores)

The Northern California Organized Retail Crime Association (NCORCA) was founded in 2010 by the City of Roseville, California Police Department and a core group of Retail Loss Prevention Managers. The initial goal of the group was for retail establishments and local law enforcement to partner in reducing organized retail crime. The boundaries of NCORCA have grown to include crimes along Interstate 80 between Sparks, NV and San Francisco as well as Interstate 5 between Fresno, CA and the Oregon border.

Over 300 people attended the 5th annual Northern California Organized Retail Crime Association Symposium which was held on October 11th in Roseville, CA.

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Dr. Read Hayes, Director of the Loss Prevention Research Council,
Recognized as One of the 'Most Influential People in Security'

Every year, Security magazine is pleased to honor top security executives and leaders who are positively impacting the security industry, their organization, their colleagues and peers, and the national and global security landscape. They have been nominated by their colleagues and associates, and were chosen based upon their leadership qualities and the overall positive impact that their security initiatives, programs or departments have had upon their shareholders, enterprises, colleagues and the general public.

This year's Most Influential is organized by five categories: Corporate Security Executives, Government, University/Think Tanks, Cybersecurity and Special Recognition.

Dr. Read Hayes, PhD, Research Scientist at the University of Florida, was one of 21 security leaders recognized this year. He is also the Director of the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), an independent industry group, which was founded by major retail chains in 2000 to help them scientifically improve their loss prevention results.

Today, the LPRC includes more than 100 major corporate members (including 44 U.S., Canadian, and Australian retail chains) working together with scientists in 10 working groups on significant crime and loss control issues. Members include Bloomingdales, Home Depot, Target, Walgreens, Best Buy, P&G, Publix, Office Depot, Walmart, Macy's, Best Buy, Kroger, Kay Jewelers, Lowes, CVS, eBay, TJ Maxx/Marshall's and AutoZone. securitymagazine.com  Congratulations, Read!

LPRC in the News
Dr. Read Hayes shows off cutting-edge theft-prevention technology

When it comes to crime, the core mission of the LPRC (Loss Prevention Research Council) is to detect a problem fast, define what's occurring, and decide the best course of action.

Earlier this month, the LPRC held their annual IMPACT conference at the University of Florida. Learn more about how the Loss Prevention Research Council helps deter criminals in this week's Tech Tuesday. wclb.com

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Meijer shopper sues for $25M after beating by Detroit officer
A 23-year-old Detroit man sued Grand Rapids-based Meijer stores Monday after his beating by an off-duty Detroit police officer moonlighting as a store guard went viral on the Internet last week.

Detroit Police, meanwhile, announced that despite defending the officer last week, they now found the beating to be improper and have put the officer on desk duty.

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger said in a news conference that his client was seeking "in excess of $25 million" against the Meijer store chain and the Detroit police officer "as a result of a vicious beating that was inflicted upon a totally innocent customer who had done absolutely nothing wrong."

Meijer officials had no comment on the lawsuit. However, the company offered this statement: "We have reviewed the video of the incident and are disturbed by the images. We are providing the Detroit Police Department access to all security footage and are fully cooperating with them so they can properly investigate this incident involving their officer." freep.com

Loblaws to cut 500 corporate jobs
About 500 jobs are being cut at Loblaw Companies Ltd., beginning Monday, the company has confirmed.

The cuts are being made in corporate offices and include executives, members of management and employees across divisions and functions that support Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart and other retail stores, including No Frills, Joe Fresh and Zehrs.

In a memo to staff on Monday, obtained by the Star, Sarah Davis, president, Loblaw Companies Ltd., said the move was being made to control costs.

"These decisions are difficult but necessary. Our business is at an inflection point, with growing pressures - from new costs and new competition - and with many opportunities to grow and evolve. As always, we continue to focus on our future," Davis wrote.

Loblaw Companies Ltd. announced in July 2013 that it had acquired Shoppers Drug Mart in a $12.4 billion deal. Loblaws is one of Canada's largest private employers, employing 200,000, according to Groh. thestar.com

Retail Bankruptcies:
The running list of 2017 retail apocalypse victims

The Limited - Filing date: Jan. 17
Outcome: Bought by Sycamore Partners for $26.8 million

Wet Seal - Filing date: Feb. 2
Outcome: Bought by branding firm Gordon Brothers for $3 million

Eastern Outfitters - Filing date: Feb. 6
Outcome: Bought by Sports Direct for $101 million in cash

BCBG Max Azria - Filing date: March 1
Outcome: Marquee Brands and Global Brands Group Holding

Vanity - Filing date: March 1
Outcome: Pending court approval for reorganization

Hhgregg - Filing date: March 6
Outcome: Announced court approval to liquidate on April 7

RadioShack - Filing date: March 8
Outcome: Closing 200 stores and examining options with Sprint for remaining locations

Gordmans stores - Filing date: March 13
Outcome: Purchased by Stage Stores for an undisclosed amount

Gander Mountain - Filing date: March 20
Outcome: Sold in bankruptcy auction to Camping World Holdings

Payless - Filing date: April 4
Outcome: Agreed with lenders to close 800 stores and reduce debt

Rue21 - Filing date: May 15
Outcome: Pending with plans to restructure

Gymboree - Filing date: June 11
Outcome: In court with plan to close up to 450 stores and reduce debt

Papaya Clothing - Filing date: June 15
Outcome: In court with plan to exit 30 stores

True Religion Apparel Inc. - Filing date: July 5
Outcome: In court with a plan for lenders to erase $350 million of debt, keep stores open and grow the digital business

Alfred Angelo - Filing date: July 14
Outcome: Liquidation

Perfumania - Filing date: Aug. 26
Outcome: Restructuring with a plan to shutter 64 stores and take the company private

Vitamin World - Filing date: Sept. 12
Outcome: Restructuring with a plan to close 51 stores

Aerosoles - Filing date: Sept. 15
Outcome: Restructuring with a plan to close up to 74 stores

Toys R Us - Filing date: Sept. 18
Outcome: Restructuring with a plan to reduce its $5 billion debt load   retaildive.com

Checkpoint Systems Wins Asia Business Achiever Award
On October 11, 2017, the award party of Asia Business Achiever Awards was held at Cordis Hong Kong. Checkpoint Systems stood out from many competitors and won the Innovation and Quality Assurance Award.

Asia Business Achiever Awards is hosted by Asia Business Consultation Association, the largest business consultation platform in Hong Kong and is set to award enterprises and people from industrial and commercial circles making outstanding achievements in Asia, and encourage enterprises to set up a good brand image, achieve excellent results, make a good contribution to the society, as well as promote cross-industry exchanges in Asia. businessinsider.com

Luxury US Department Store Implements Intellicheck's Retail ID Mobile Nationwide
Intellicheck, Inc., an industry leader in delivering real-time threat identification and identification authentication that provides the antivirus to the epidemic of counterfeit IDs, today announced that a renowned national department store chain is deploying Intellicheck's Retail ID Mobile at all of its premier and outlet store locations nationwide.

Retail ID Mobile is providing the chain's retail stores with state-of-the-art, real-time identification authentication to prevent fraud in card not present transactions and new store card account openings. Implementation of Retail ID Mobile increases customer confidence and enhances the customers' experience with the easy-to-use technology solution. businesswire.com

New CargoNet tool lets carriers determine location-based cargo theft risk
Cargo theft tracking and reporting firm CargoNet announced Monday it has upgraded its system to provide a new online tool, dubbed RouteSearch, to detect risk of cargo theft incident by carriers' and drivers' routes. ccjdigital.com

Seguin, TX: 29th Annual Texas Crime Stoppers Conference
Crime Stoppers Board Members from all over the state of Texas will converge in Seguin for the 29th Annual Texas Crime Stoppers Conference. The Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers organization is hosting the event on October 18th through 20th.

Senior Director, Risk and Loss Prevention for RetailMeNot based in Austin, TX
● You'll define standard methodologies to mitigate risk of loss in our cash back offering relating to return fraud (specifically courtesy payout abuse, bot accounts, account take-overs, and abuse of promotions) ● You''ll also be a key partner on all Rewards product development ensuring risk is appropriately prioritized in roadmap development and planning ● You'll be the leader on all gift card risk and loss prevention strategies and procedures including refund abuse, credit card fraud, gift card fraud, and supplier fraud ● You'll identify procedural and operational areas of risk, including those associated with new product roll outs and forward thinking through potential loss prevention risk areas.

RetailMeNot, Inc. is a leading digital savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store. The company enables consumers across the globe to find hundreds of thousands of digital offers to save money while they shop or dine out. jobs.lever.co

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Prison sentence given in $95k counterfeit airbag case on eBay

Vitaliy Fedorchuk, 28, of Antelope, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to one year and one day in prison and a $5,000 fine for an international scheme to sell counterfeit airbags via eBay and other internet sales sites, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, between June 23, 2014, and July 27, 2016, Fedorchuk offered for sale airbag modules, covers, and manufacturer emblems at his eBay online store, redbarnautoparts. Fedorchuk falsely advertised that the counterfeit airbags were original equipment from major automobile manufacturers such as Honda, Fiat, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, GMC and Ford. During the scheme, Fedorchuk sold hundreds of counterfeit airbags and obtained more than $95,000. Fedorchuk was ordered to pay $1,334 in restitution to identified victims in this case. Read more here.

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Why Security Leaders Can't Afford to Be Just 'Left-Brained'
I've always been technically minded - or left-brained - and wanted to understand how things work. But I also developed an appreciation for the right side of the brain, the engine of creativity. A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink is a great read on left-brain/right-brain theory. It also supports my belief that to be an effective security leader one must learn to use both the technical and creative sides of the brain. Because when we use both sides effectively, new doors are opened.

Two Sides Are Better Than One
In my role at CenturyLink, I've been raising awareness of our cybersecurity efforts throughout the company, up to and including the boardroom. In the process, I've found that using the "two-brained" approach pays dividends.

Technology professionals, including those in cybersecurity, have been trained their whole lives to mostly use the left side of the brain, where most of the math, science, and logic functions occur. From the time they enter school and throughout their careers, technologists are rewarded and encouraged to use their left brain. You set a goal to build or secure a system and you achieve it through careful planning and determination. Sometimes you hit a wall, but you either find a workaround or plow through it.

However, achieving cross-organizational goals requires technical leaders to collaborate and influence senior corporate leadership, all the way up to the board of directors. Many of these senior leaders may not have a technical background, but all of them understand business. Often, technical leaders struggle in communicating with senior leadership because influencing others requires them to use the creative side of their brain.

I've seen this occur on several occasions when security leaders presented to a group of executives. When asked about what security gaps or risks the company faced, the security leaders gravitated to the left side, analytic part of the brain. In these situations, the security leaders would typically address the technologies, processes, and people required to secure the enterprise. Their response was logical, factual, and linear - classic left-brain thinking. What they failed to understand was that the executives were primarily interested in how a particular threat might affect the company's bottom line and return on investment, or lead to additional risk.

Had these security leaders also used the right side of the brain - which is said to be strong in holistic thinking, intuition, nonverbal cues, and creative visualization - they would have been better able to relate to the executives' perspective, and as a result better able to respond to their questions. darkreading.com

New Worry For CEOs: A Career-Ending Cyberattack
The fallout of attacks on companies from Target Corp. to Yahoo Inc. and, most recently, Equifax Inc. has thrust more corporate bosses to the front line of cybersecurity issues and changed the way they work.

No longer leaving data protection just to I.T. departments, CEOs are now often the ones reassuring nervous boards, stressing the importance of data-security to employees and are leading cyber drills to gird for a potential hack. And as especially ripe phishing targets, chief executives - more than many other staffers - are being forced to rein in once-freewheeling email habits. wsj.com

'Security tradeoffs aren't worth having groceries delivered or shopping tracked'
We saw recently that Amazon has major intentions in the grocery sector, acquiring Whole Foods and weighing streamlining of both wholesale and retail operations. Now Target has begun testing next-day delivery of digitally ordered goods and is expanding the operation to eight major cities.

Walmart's response to the moves of its competitors is to go not just the extra mile with its own delivery service but to actually get inside your house. Working with a maker of smart home devices called August, Walmart's proposed new service, now in testing, would let packages be delivered inside the home, with a delivery service called Deliv bringing the goods.

One of the things August manufactures, you see, is smart locks, and with these, a delivery driver can gain one-time entry into the home using a passcode for that particular order. If the order includes groceries, they will be placed in the refrigerator or freezer as necessary. The customer can observe the delivery through smart cameras in the home and can authorize it on any mobile device. newsobserver.com

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Take Control of Your Social Media Identity

Recently I attended a conference about cyber security. After exchanging business cards with several people, I started to add folks to my LinkedIn network. One of the individuals sitting at the table with me made it a point to say how he didn't have a LinkedIn account and he didn't like social media.

I still searched his name on LinkedIn and lo and behold - a profile appeared. I showed it to him and he was shocked - the profile had all his information but it wasn't him. Someone was impersonating him.

Social engineers and hackers look to assume certain security professional's identities. It can start simply with creating a social media profile. So whether you like social media or not, you probably should create an account on popular networks using your email and name. You can make the account private, which will make it more difficult for people to assume your identity this way.

There have been instances of several high level government officials being impersonated using fake LinkedIn profiles. Don't let it happen to you.


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How the Right Multi-Layered Technology Approach Can Defend
Against Account Takeovers

Combating account takeover (ATO) fraud was at the forefront of many merchants' minds during the 2017 CNP Expo. Fraudsters continue to use increasingly more intelligent techniques and complex methods in order to gain access to online shoppers' credentials. One of the most effective methods of safeguarding shoppers is to use a combination of solutions that address fraud at every customer touch point. Having IP Intelligence in place as a front-line fraud-prevention tool helps stop fraud in its tracks, preventing any subsequent identity theft and the associated monetary losses.

With reports showing that account takeovers accounted for more than $2.3 billion in losses last year―a 61-percent increase compared to 2015―merchants' concerns are more than legitimate. Recognizing the sophistication and far-reaching impacts associated with ATO, it's easy to understand why account takeover continues to be one of the most challenging consumer fraud types.

The first quarter 2017 recorded another high level of attacks on e-commerce sites (7.3 percent) with more than 80 million rejected transactions, representing a 45-percent increase over the previous year. Much of this increase can be attributed to the billions of stolen credentials available on the dark web, a black market of thousands of secret websites.

Not only does the actual fraud hurt, but making inadvertently wrong decisions to avoid fraud costs also impacts merchants. Up to 25 percent of declined sales transactions for e-commerce merchants were actually legitimate. Online retailers are definitely paying a price in turning away more legitimate customers and manually reviewing more orders, according to reports. cardnotpresent.com

eBay service 'authenticates' luxury handbags
eBay's new service is protecting its shoppers - and the company - from getting stuck with counterfeit designer handbags.

On Monday, the company introduced eBay Authenticate, a program that uses third-party industry experts to authenticate luxury handbags and exploit any counterfeit merchandise. The service verifies the authenticity of luxury handbags and wallets valued at $500 or more across 12 high-end brands, including Balenciaga, Burberry, Céline, Chanel, Christian Dior, Fendi, Goyard, Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Valentino.

eBay collects 20% of the sale of verified merchandise, and sellers receive 80%. For a limited time, the online retailer is offering a similar service for luxury handbags valued at $250 or more. eBay claims 10% of the final sale price, and sellers will receive 90%, eBay said. chainstoreage.com

U.S. online retail sales likely to surpass $1 trillion by 2027: FTI

Holiday shopping isn't waiting for Black Friday, but online sales will still surge that day

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Chatbots are making online shopping and payments a breeze

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Denver, CO: Ringleader directed 24 thieves in $35,000 gift card crime ring, paying them in drugs
Twenty-five people have been indicted in a scheme that netted them more than $35,000 in stolen gift cards from Denver-area Lowe's and Home Depot stores. Christopher Rodriguez has been arrested and indicted by a grand jury as the alleged ringleader of a group of two dozen people now facing felony charges, according to the Denver District Attorney's Office.

Rodriguez, 31, is charged with violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (a felony), as well as other felonies including money laundering, theft and violation of bail bond. The indictment alleges Rodriguez would tell fellow members of his criminal enterprise to steal merchandise from home improvement stores, then return the stolen items for store credit on gift cards the group would later sell for cash. Members of the group were paid in cash or drugs for their deeds.

Between Dec. 2015 and Dec. 2016, Rodriguez allegedly provided room and board in Denver for some members of the enterprise. Eighteen of the defendants were arrested or in custody. Seven remain at-large. The indictment is the result of a months-long investigation and collaboration by the Denver District Attorney's Economic Crime Unit, Denver Metro Gang Task Force, Denver Police Department, Aurora Police Department, and the Lakewood Police Department. 9news.com

Minot, ND: Former Kmart employee facing Felony charges for $2,983 theft
Keleiah Murchison made an initial appearance on felony charge in court in Minot on Monday. Murchison stole approximately $2,983 in merchandise between Aug. 31 and Oct. 28, 2016. Murchison used "Your Way" rewards accounts belonging to three other women to purchase items for other customers. Murchison also allegedly allowed customers to leave the store without paying and allegedly loaded gift cards fraudulently with refunds and then used the cards to purchase items at the store. minotdailynews.com

Burr Ridge, IL: Man steals $880 worth of Candles from Bath & Body Works
A Chicago man has been charged with stealing more than $800 worth of merchandise from the Bath & Body Works store in Burr Ridge Village Center. Andrew Payton, 39, entered the store about 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 and filled two shopping bags with merchandise. chicagotribune.com

Gainesville, FL: Two women arrested, pretended to scan $555 in merchandise at Walmart
Two women were arrested Sunday afternoon after they attempted to steal 77 items at a self-checkout at Walmart. The two did manage to pay for some items with an EBT card. alligator.org

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Shootings & Deaths

Taylor, MI: Woman accused of killing co-worker during argument at Burlington Coat Factory
Police said the shooting happened Monday, around 7:05 a.m. An argument between the two 49-year-old woman began Sunday and resumed in the morning before the store opened, police said. Shouting and name-calling escalated to the point in which one of the women pulled out a handgun and shot the other woman, police said. Officers arrested the woman and recovered the gun. Police said she was waiting for them when they arrived at the scene. "There were multiple employees at the store when this happened," police said. "We are trying to interview all of them to get the details of what happened." clickondetroit.com

Indianapolis, IN: Family Dollar employee shot & wounded by 'possible serial robber'
A clerk was shot in the chest during an armed robbery Monday night after 10pm. The victim was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. Police believe the robber may be the same suspect that robbed the store last Saturday. The "possible serial robber" fled the scene. fox59.com

Update: Baltimore, MD: Video Released, Person Of Interest Sought, After Officer Fatally Shoots Robbery Suspect
Baltimore's Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said an officer acted by the book when he came upon an armed robbery in progress and shot a suspect who fled with weapon raised. Meanwhile, police are looking for a person of interest. The incident occurred along Harford Road at Glenmore Ave at a 7-Eleven store. The suspect, a 20-year-old man, has not been identified pending notification of next of kin, police say. Baltimore police say an officer drove up to that store at around 2:45 a.m. Monday morning to find a robbery on progress. There was no call for service; the officer was on his normal rounds and happened upon the robbery in progress. wbal.com

Greendale, WI: Police investigating incident at Southridge Mall where witnesses heard possible gunshots
Police are asking for the public's help as they continue to investigate a weekend incident at Southridge Mall where witnesses reported hearing possible shots being fired. At about 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, police responded to Southridge Mall for the report of a physical altercation involving three men in the mall's food court. Witnesses indicate the fight broke out in the mall and those involved then fled into the mall parking lot, police said. Witnesses also reported hearing possible shots fired in the food court parking lot. Police said there are no reports of injuries and no suspects are in custody. jsonline.com

Louisville, KY: Doubts shed on story of Off-Duty Corrections Officer who fired gun in Kroger parking lot
Doubt surrounds the story of the off-duty Louisville Metro Department of Corrections officer whose gun fired during a confrontation with a suspected shoplifter at Kroger in the Highlands. Two top law enforcement officials said that Kroger's security footage does not match John Thomas' story of accidentally firing his gun.

It's troubling for FOP President Tracy Dotson, who last week said, "He evaded a suspect trying to run over him with his car, and in the process of that, accidentally fired as he was getting out of the way, for his life." But on Monday, his words told a different story. "I have also been made aware of a conflicting statement," Dotson said. "I would agree to you that there have been some irregularities compared to the on-scene statements compared to what the ongoing investigation is turning up."

Sources said the video shows Thomas shooting on purpose into the back of a car as it drove away with a young child in the back seat. "We hope that's not the case and again. It's an ongoing investigation," Dotson said. "But if that is the case, it would be highly disappointing." On Friday, Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton suspended Thomas without pay. wdrb.com

Cincinnati, OH: Man found shot at Cinn. Premium Outlets parking lot

Hampton, VA: One shot and killed outside Happy Shopper, motive unknown; 2nd victim wounded outside 7-Eleven

Armed robber shot dead by police suspected in 20-30 robberies

Robberies & Thefts

Spartanburg, SC: Man arrested in 8 Armed Robberies; 2 QuikTrip's, Spinx Dollar General, Domino's Pizza, Lil Cricket, Scotchman and Circle K

Nashville, TN: Man charged with 3 C-Store Robberies in one day

Lombard, IL: Ex-State Rep. Charged With $500 Shoplifting from Von Maur

Ex-cemetery owner who stole $2.2 million from nearly a thousand victims must pay record restitution

Colorado Springs, CO: REWARD: A year of Free Pizza for identifying restaurant burglar

UK: Sydney, AU: Police seek Gang after inner city Robbery Rampage

Arrests & Sentencings

Ellsworth County, KS: Man at the center of a nationwide manhunt sentenced to nearly 18 years fro Murder, Robbery of C-Store Clerk
Alex Deaton was sentenced to 155 months for the attempted murder of Riley Juel. Juel was a convenience store clerk who Deaton shot on March 1. Deaton was also sentenced to 59 months for aggravated robbery. Back in July, Deaton pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and aggravated robbery. msnewsnow.com

Rogersville, TN: Back-to-back C-Store Armed Robberies earn teen 8 years

Cargo Theft

Marshall, TX: Police seek information regarding multiple cargo thefts in Texas
The thefts occurred July 29, Sept. 16, and Sept. 30. All of the semi-trailers were parked at different locations in Marshall, Texas. Each time, the trailer was recovered in the Dallas area without its cargo. Police said footage of the suspect from the Sept. 30 theft was captured on the truck's interior camera system before he stole both the tractor and trailer. The tractor was later found abandoned in Marshall, and the empty trailer was located in Dallas. landlinemag.com



C-Store - Lynn, MA - Armed Robbery / 2nd x in a week
C- Store - Billerica, MA - Armed Robbery
C- Store - West Charleston, VT - Burglary
C-Store - Haverhill, MA - Armed Robbery / cashier
C-Store- Winchester, VA - Burglary
C-Store - Bakersfield, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Sumter County, SC - Burglary
Carl's JR - Burbank, CA - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Greenville, NC - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Riverside, CA - Armed Robbery
Convenient  Food Mart - Mentor, OH - Armed Robbery
CVS - Palm Bay, FL - Robbery
CVS - Napa, CA - Robbery
Dollar General - Alcoa, TN - Robbery
Dollar General - Moultrie, GA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Mobile, Al - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery/ Clerk shot & Wounded, condition critical
Family Dollar - Denton, TX - Burglary
Louie's Pizza restaurant - Colorado Springs, CO - Burglary
Marijuana Store - Port Angeles, WA - Burglary
Salvation Army - Bakersfield, CA - Robbery
Tech Heroes - Madison, WI - Burglary
Verizon - Marion, IA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Oakland County, MI - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
17 robberies
7 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings





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When Employees are Engaged, Everyone Wins

5 Powerful Steps to Improve Employee Engagement  Organizations are relying more than ever on the energy and engagement of their employees in order to survive and thrive in today's competitive markets. It's no secret that engaged employees bring success, positivity and help their organizations climb to the top! Here's how you can improve engagement in your team. Check in often

These 5 Strategies Will Keep Your Employees Energized  As important as it is to keep your team engaged, it's also critical to manage their energy. Sometimes your team will need to exert energy, save it to go the distance, and after peak performance, replenish it. Here's how to maximize their energy. Walk and talk

The No. 1 Secret to Cultivating Happy and Productive Employees  Effective and great leaders truly understand the power and impact that feedback has. They use it as a mentoring tool to align an employee's behavior and company results. Here's how to give impactful feedback for which your employees will thank you, and help improve their performance. Relay the importance

8 Ways to Use Criticism to Inspire Your Employees  When we hear "criticism" some may shudder, but there's an art to guiding your team with directness, honesty and dignity. When done right, criticism can strengthen the relationship between you and your employees and help fuel positive results! Here's what you need to do. Focus on growth

Interesting how the social dynamics of a small industry mirror, somewhat, the same social dynamics of a family, with the holidays and conferences almost being one in the same, where we're excited to visit with old friends and colleagues, yet cautious about the battle lines business and careers at times necessitate or cause. At the end of the day, it's all about doing what's right for the industry, adding value, helping people and continuing to help evolve the industry. And while each executive has their individual agendas, it's important to remember that we are all part of one industry and we all share one goal - to guide, nurture and evolve it.

Just a Thought,
Gus Downing

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