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Bryan Hajek, CFE, CFI promoted to Corporate Director of North American Loss Prevention - PCG, CBG, & GSC for Sherwin-Williams

Bryan has been with Sherwin-Williams for 13 years. Before his promotion to Corporate Director of North American Loss Prevention, he served as Director of Loss Prevention - Global Finishes Group and Canada Paint Stores Group for 8 years. Earlier in his Sherwin-Williams career, he held the position of Director of Loss Prevention - MWD, Paint Stores Group for over five years. Before starting at Sherwin-Williams, he served as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager for both Aeropostale and Pacific Sunwear. He has also held LP positions at Penske Auto Center, Kmart and JCPenney. Congratulations, Bryan!

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2019 GLPS - Group LP Selfies
Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
Building Industry Pride - One Team Selfie at a Time

Dick's Sporting Goods LP Team at a Pittsburgh Penguins Game

Every Season Starts at Dick's Sporting Goods

Pictured in this photo (left to right)

1st Row:
Ken Parsons, Brian Brunker, David Lund (Disco David)

2nd Row: Tommy Conaway, Jih-Hao Cheng, Matt Welch, Michael Jackson, Kevin Dodson, Keith Hunter, Denny DeMarcy

3rd Row: Ralph Blough, Jake Gillette, Greg Vurgich, Pete Barker

Thanks to Denny DeMarcy, LPC - Senior Director of Loss Prevention at Dick's Sporting Goods - for submitting this GLPS.


Appriss Retail Makes Aspect, APIS, & LPMS Available in the Microsoft Azure Cloud
Newly Acquired Solutions to Benefit from Unlimited Capacity for Growth and Scalability

Appriss Retail, the industry leader in retail performance improvement solutions, today will make several of its retail loss prevention solutions - Aspect EliteLP, APIS (Asset Protection Information System), and LPMS (Loss Prevention Management System) - available in Microsoft Azure for the first time. This will offer users of these solutions greater accessibility, availability, and innovation.

Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight column below.

Widow of El Paso, TX mass shooting victim joins the lawsuit against Walmart
The widow of one of the mass shooting victims, who recently had a bus terminal renamed after him, is joining the lawsuit against Walmart. Patricia Benavides and her husband
Arturo Benavides, retired Army veteran, were at the Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall on Aug. 3 when a shooter killed 22 people, including Arturo Benavides, and injured 25 more.

Patricia Benavides joins a lawsuit against Walmart Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Texas, LLC and Patrick Wood Crusius, 21, which was started by Jessica and Guillermo Garcia. The Garcias were shot outside while taking part in a fundraiser for their children's soccer team.

"We will never forget this tragic event, and our condolences continue to go out to everyone who was affected," Walmart said in a statement. "Safety is a top priority and we care deeply about our associates and customers. We will respond as appropriate with the court." Walmart recently filed a cross-claim in the case, saying the shooter is the person to blame for the tragedy.

"The lawsuit, which was filed in El Paso County, Texas, claims that the Wal-Mart Defendants, which have known about shooting incidents at their other stores in Texas and around the nation, had a
duty to have security guards and other security measures at its stores, to discourage such shootings and to engage any shooter that may attempt to harm their employees or customers," a news release from Benavides' law firm said. "Although the Wal-Mart Defendants have security guards at some of their stores, the location in El Paso where Mr. Benavides and others were killed did not appear to have any." ktsm.com

Posted in the Daily 9-18-19: El Paso Victims' Lawsuit Against Walmart Tests Security Responsibility of Retail Landlords

Posted in the Daily 10-9-19: Mother of El Paso, TX shooting victim 2nd to sue Walmart over lack of security

Gun Country: Where In The U.S. Are Guns Most Popular?
A new study by Security.org, titled Gun Country: Where In The U.S. Are Guns Most Popular, takes a comprehensive look at the data behind gun sales, gun crimes and gun deaths. Security.org based its research on the most recent background check data released by the FBI through 2018.

Nearly three-quarters of murders today involve a firearm, making a gun by far the most common murder weapon in the United States. Guns also represent the largest share of weapons used in armed robberies (40.6% of all robberies) and account for more than 1 in 4 aggravated assaults.

These figures tend to hold on the state level, though several states have rates of guns used in violent crime that are much higher or much lower than what is seen federally. For instance, Missouri has the highest percentage of guns used in murders, with firearms accounting for more than 86% of all murders in the state; murders in South Dakota, on the other hand, involve guns only 38.1% of the time.

It's notable that some of the states with the highest population-adjusted rates of gun purchases (Montana, South Dakota and others) are among the states where guns are used the least in violent crimes. While this does not hold true for every state and across every crime category, it's also not a fair comparison. That's because guns used in the commission of a crime often are purchased illegally or stolen outright.

In 2017, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) traced more than 400,000 firearms that were used in the commission of a crime and/or to ferret out illegal firearms dealers. security.org

Texas Gets $61.2 Million to Counter Terrorism Statewide
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced $61.2 million in Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funding to support state and local efforts to prevent terrorism, threats and hazards to the state. The awards, released primarily to cities and counties across Texas, include 264 projects under the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) and 136 projects through the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) which are components of the HSGP. texas.gov

Atlanta: Retail tag false alarm prompts suspicious package response
A discarded security tag has caused a scare in downtown Atlanta. An employee reported a beeping sound coming from a trash bin outside a state government building in the heart of downtown Friday. Police evacuated the building and summoned bomb technicians. As a search was underway, a woman who worked in the building told officers she knew what was in the bin. The
woman said a pair of shoes she bought online came with a security tag attached. When she cut it off, it began to beep. She tossed the tag in the bin on her way into work. The state Department of Public Safety said in a news release that the trash bin was cleared before employees were given the "all clear" and allowed to return to the building. norfolkdailynews.com

Scientific American:
A High-Tech Solution for Rooting Out Counterfeit Goods

Mobile optical scanners can check the authenticity objects with unprecedented speed

Fake goods account for a staggering 3.3 percent of global trade. While footwear and clothing comprise a large chunk of that, counterfeiters are increasingly turning their attention to more sinister grifts, trafficking in phony medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs. In February, the WHO issued an alert warning patients and physicians of a fake cancer drug being circulated in the U.S. and Europe. According to advocacy group Oceana, some 25 percent of the world's seafood is mislabeled. By some estimates, as much as 80 percent of Italian olive oil is fake. And that's only scratching the surface.


But what if there were a better way to guarantee the integrity of our consumer goods than a simple label that's ultimately even easier to forge than the product? Researchers have already begun looking to wavelength data and the analysis of microscopic features intrinsic to substances as a potential solution to the counterfeiting epidemic.

Unlike a product label, these microscopic features and wavelength signatures are
unique, inalterable and can be observed in just about any substance in the universe, with the exception of black holes. In analyzing this unique signature, the observer is looking at the very molecular essence of a thing. It's authenticity, then, is assured not by some regulatory body, but by nature itself.

Take diamonds as just one example. From RFID tags to laser etchings, the gem industry uses a range of methods to track physical diamonds and ensure that characteristics like carat and clarity match up against certified records. But RFID tags can be removed, and laser etchings can be re-lasered. What can't be tampered with are the diamond's microscopic features. That's what we're scanning for.

Of course, this type of analysis isn't a novel concept. What is new, however, is the
advent of miniaturized scanner technology small enough to clip onto a smartphone, paired with artificial intelligence models capable of authenticating materials in the real world. scientificamerican.com

A New LPRC CrimeScience Podcast Episode is Available Now
The latest episode of LPRC's CrimeScience was recorded live at LPRC IMPACT 2019. Host Tom Meehan, CFI, (CONTROLTEK) talks with LPRC's own Jordan Burchell about how LPRC is driving innovation in the retail setting by utilizing virtual reality, augmented reality, eye tracking, and other emerging technologies, inside the NextRetail Research Center and the Ideation and Simulation Lab. View the episode here.

Holiday shopping kicked off in ... July?
Twenty-eight percent of consumers are making their first holiday purchase sooner than last year, and 34% are looking for deals earlier in the season, according to a new survey by online savings platform RetailMeNot.

Shoppers started preparing for holiday gift-giving as early as July: 70% of respondents who shopped on Amazon Prime Day purchased a holiday gift. "Shoppers are getting savvier every year when it comes to holiday preparation," Sara Skirboll, shopping and trends expert for RetailMeNot, said in a company release. "They are deal hunting, comparison shopping, and
they're choosing not to spend all their holiday budget solely in November and December."

Seventy-five percent of respondents will shop online this holiday season, versus 68% last year. About 45% of Black Friday shoppers will complete the majority of their shopping online this year. retaildive.com

Consumers, retailers at odds on ease of returns
Fifty-seven percent of consumers say returns are a hassle or could be easier, according to Oracle's new Global Customer Experience Trends report emailed to Retail Dive. Meanwhile, Oracle found that 57% of retailers surveyed said returning products is "very easy."

Traditional stores had the best consumer perception for ease of returns (46%), while 43% of respondents said returns to online retailers were "very easy." Forty percent of those surveyed said returning to direct-to-consumer brands was very easy. retaildive.com

Senior LP Job Postings Removed from Website:

● Sr. Dir. Cyber Security Engineering & Operations - Staples - Framingham, MA
● Dir. Corporate Asset Protection - Dollar General - Nashville, TN
● Dir. Asset Protection - Dollar General - Goodlettsville, TN
● Dir. AP & Investigations - Herbalife Nutrition - Winston-Salem, NC
● Dir. of Security Operations - Neiman Marcus Group - Irving, TX
● Dir. Asset Protection-Technology, Integration & Planning - Sam's Club - Bentonville, AR
● Dir. Global Security and Safety - Visa - New York, NY


Flu Season: Ready Your Workplace
Carpooling, crowded workspaces and using public transportation are conducive to the spread of the influenza virus, new research says. People with influenza can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away, and they're most contagious in the first three to four days after becoming ill.

Workers with school-age children or who have children in day care are more than twice as likely to become infected with the flu, Ball State University (BSU) researchers say in their report, The Effects of Employment on Influenza Rates.

Click here for a complete list of resources from SHRM.org to help you prepare for flu season.

CDC, Retailers Urge Flu Vaccine Due to Early Season
Drug store chains and health officials are urging individuals to get the influenza vaccine as soon as possible since the flu season has hit earlier this year and has already caused the death of one four-year-old.

"As does the CDC, we
recommend everyone six months of age and older get their annual flu vaccine by the end of October. It takes about two weeks to develop the antibodies to fight the flu after getting your flu shot, so it's important to get it before the flu spreads in your community to best protect yourself and loved ones," said Alex Novielli, PharmD, manager of immunizations in Pharmacy and Retail Operations for Walgreens. drugtopics.com

CDC: Flu Season Information & Updates

Barney's New York plans more than 300 layoffs in N.J. amid bankruptcy

Hallmark makes cuts in its retail division

Kitchen Collection Is Closing 160 Stores Across The US

Destination Maternity files for bankruptcy

Hudson's Bay to go private

Judge Allows Mass. To Keep Four-Month Ban On Vaping Product Sales

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CNN's Critical Look at Target's Wages & Cut Hours
Target raised wages. But some workers say their hours were cut, leaving them struggling

Two years ago, Target (TGT) said it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by the end of 2020. The move won praise from labor advocates and put pressure on other companies to also move to $15.

But some store workers say the wage increases are not helping because their hours are falling, making it difficult to keep their health insurance and in some cases to pay their bills.

CNN Business interviewed 23 current and former Target employees in recent months, including department managers, who say hours have been scaled back even as Target has increased starting wages. cnn.com

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Appriss Retail Makes Aspect, APIS, and LPMS Available in the Microsoft Azure Cloud

Newly Acquired Solutions to Benefit from Unlimited Capacity for Growth and Scalability

IRVINE, Calif. -
Appriss Retail, the industry leader in retail performance improvement solutions, today will make several of its retail loss prevention solutions - Aspect EliteLP, APIS (Asset Protection Information System), and LPMS (Loss Prevention Management System) - available in Microsoft Azure for the first time. This will offer users of these solutions greater accessibility, availability, and innovation.

"Aspect, APIS, and LPMS are very important to Appriss Retail and are key components of our platform," said Steve Prebble, president of Appriss Retail. "The move to the Microsoft Azure cloud is one step of many activities in our platform roadmap. Combining the knowledge and enthusiasm of the product teams with Appriss Retail's data science, we plan to accelerate innovation and build a pathway that brings all solutions into alignment with Appriss's offerings."

Aspect, APIS, and LPMS will be hosted on the Microsoft Azure cloud, which also gives businesses increased computing horsepower and storage resources. This means the technology can quickly and seamlessly scale up or down, on demand, as client needs change. Additionally, Microsoft Azure introduces an additional layer of security and reliability, which is incredibly important for critical technology solutions like Aspect, APIS, and LPMS.

Through acquisition and organic growth, Appriss Retail's footprint is expanding globally from its roots in the US and UK; its solutions are in use in 45 countries and on six continents. The Appriss Retail Performance Platform of solutions incorporates analytics and artificial intelligence to create real-time automated decisions, post-transaction insights, and recommended user actions. These are delivered to its retailer clients via several well-known product brands including Aspect, APIS, LPMS, Verify® return authorization, and Secure exception based reporting.

About Appriss Retail
Appriss Retail, a division of Appriss Inc., provides artificial intelligence-based solutions to help retailers protect margin, unlock sales, and cut shrink. With more than 20 years of retail data science expertise, the company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform generates advanced analytical insights and real-time decisions that drive action throughout the organization, including operations, finance, marketing, and loss prevention. Its performance-improvement solutions yield measurable results with significant return on investment among retail store, ecommerce, and inventory functions. Appriss Retail serves a global base of leading specialty, apparel, department store, hard goods, big box, grocery, pharmacy, and hospitality businesses in more than 150,000 locations (brick and mortar and online) in 45 countries across six continents.

For more information about Appriss Retail, visit https://apprissretail.com.





Leading From All Positions

A position of leadership comes with an obligation of responsibility and accountability. These requirements of a leader come in a variety of forms, from the ownership of results (especially the failures) to the difficult task of standing up when everyone else is sitting down. A true leader, whether it be an organization or a person, has the responsibility of standing strong and often swimming against the current to represent the "right thing to do". I had this experience over the last few years, and more specifically in the past weeks, as I was able to represent WZ in seeking the petition for clemency on behalf of Brendan Dassey and his support team. Recognizing an injustice, and then utilizing your platform to advocate for its correction is the utmost responsibility of a leader. Truth be told, you don't have to have a "title" to be a leader - and I challenge all investigators to self-assess their own platform. In the loss prevention industry, there are countless opportunities to "lead" and be an advocate.

Read more here





History made: Walgreens takes off with first drone delivery
Walgreens is officially in flight with a pilot of on-demand drone deliveries in Virginia. As of Oct. 18, 2019, the drugstore giant is live with a trial of "store to door" delivery of health and wellness, food and beverage and convenience items via drone delivery in Christianburg, Va. (Prescription deliveries are not available in the pilot.) The very first drone-based delivery from Walgreens went to local residents Michael and Kelly Collver, who received a cough and cold pack including Tylenol, Halls cough drops, tissues, Emergen-C and bottled water.

Walgreens is conducting the pilot in partnership with Wing Aviation, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet. Launch of the pilot makes Walgreens the first retailer to offer on-demand drone delivery service in the U.S. The companies are running the test in conjunction with FedEx in Christiansburg, Va. chainstoreage.com

Zappos bucks cash payouts, proposes 10% discount as breach settlement
Following its 2012 data breach of 24 million customers, online retailer Zappos proposed a reconciliation with victims in the form of a one-time, 10% discount on a Zappos.com online or mobile purchase, according to the company's settlement site. If customers want exemption from the settlement they "must send a letter requesting exclusion" by Nov. 29, "or else you're bound by the settlement," according to Zappos. "You may only opt out if you do not use or transfer your discount code."

Though the settlement is waiting approval from judges of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Zappos' settlement attempt is bold in that it does not provide monetary payment - and requires customers to spend money. retaildive.com

Smart Prevention: How Every Enterprise Can Create Human Firewalls
Organizations of all sizes should include both human firewalls and virtual tools in their cybersecurity budgets.

The average cost of a data breach is now $3.92 million, according to IBM and Ponemon. Hackers are taking advantage of the many smart and Internet of Things devices in modern offices, which give them more attack vectors to penetrate networks.

A properly prepared workforce can be a human firewall that prevents attacks before they begin, so companies must put online safety at the forefront.

Everyone from entry-level to C-suite should know how to identify and report breaches so they can defend the enterprise. Training is the most crucial step in this process, and it doesn't need to include rote messages and endless PowerPoint slides. Learning sessions can be humorous, fun, and - most importantly - educational.

One best practice is having the corporate IT department send a simulated phishing email to all employees. Administrators can include a fraudulent offer for a free vacation or other amenity to see which employees recognize the trick. They should then follow up with anyone who clicked the link or opened the attachment to educate them on the dangers of this practice.

Once employees know the warning signs, they'll stop falling for hacker schemes. More importantly, they'll start reporting suspicious phishing emails so the IT department can investigate them and keep the company informed about new scams. In this way, the human firewall achieves its real purpose. darkreading.com

Third party risk management: A getting started guide
Your vendor partners may be your organization's weakest link. Without a strong third party risk management program in place, how would you know?

For some, the idea of starting a comprehensive third party risk management program might seem like the ultimate task on some obsessive-compulsive bucket list. After all, most organizations today have dozens, if not hundreds ... and often thousands ... of third party vendor relationships. Just where, and how, would one even begin such a process?

But, as the saying goes, you're only as strong as the weakest link in your chain. And that makes it critical to know just how strong the security defenses are for every one of those links. Your data security could easily be dependent on some other organization's due diligence. csoonline.com (registration required)

2.8M CenturyLink customer records exposed on misconfigured cloud database

Google responds to uproar over Pixel 4 face unlock security, says it'll soon work just like iPhones

Are You In? Become an NRF Cybersecurity Program Sponsor

NRF is looking to collaborate with strategic partners to develop research, events and year-round products and services for cybersecurity professionals in retail.

By becoming a partner, you'll be able to lead a cybersecurity webinar, receive two full conference passes to NRF 2020 Vision: Retail's Big Show, become a member of the NRF Cybersecurity Advisory Group and so much more.

Click here to learn more.

Interested in becoming a partner? Contact Tami Sakell at sakellt@nrf.com or (202) 661-3044


Why logistics have never been more important to online retailers' success

Merchants need to provide fast deliveries and offer shoppers more fulfillment options

A consumer's decision to click the Buy button on an ecommerce site or app all too often comes down to a retailer's logistics operations. After all,
44% of online shoppers have abandoned an online shopping cart because the item they were seeking to purchase wouldn't arrive on time, according to a June Internet Retailer/Bizrate Insights survey that examined online shoppers' shipping experiences and preferences.

Consumers want certainty, which is why
20% of online shoppers also have abandoned an order because the delivery date was unclear. The confidence that their item will arrive when they want it helps explain why 28% of shoppers were willing to pay for expedited shipping to get a product at the desired time. The desire for certainty also might explain why 30% of online shoppers have ordered items for same-day delivery from an ecommerce site and 21% have done so from a store.

These findings suggest that online retailers need to be precise in their delivery times. And, amid an increasingly competitive retail ecosystem, they also have to move toward faster deliveries and offer more options. This will allow them to better compete with Amazon and store-based retailers like Target Corp, Best Buy Co. Inc. and The Home Depot Inc., which offer same-day delivery. digitalcommerce360.com

Scammers are fooling millennial online shoppers out of millions of dollars
Millennials in their 20s and 30s are falling at a fast clip for online shopping fraud, con artists who pretend to be your boss, imposters who pretend to be from the federal government, fake check scams and business opportunities or work-at-home jobs. Millennials, for example, are twice as likely as people who are 40 and older to report losing money while shopping online, according to reports to the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Sentinel Network.

And it often doesn't start with a robocall. Millennials are 77% more likely to report losing money to a scam that starts out with an email. And millennials are 93% more likely than people age 40 or older to report losing money to fake check scams - which can be part of some frauds that are designed to look like a one step along the way for finding a cure for a financial headache. telegraphherald.com

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Bloomington, IN: Theft from Macy's leads to police pursuit, crash, felony arrests
A woman suspected of theft from Macy's crashed her car into another vehicle while being pursued by the Bloomington Police on Friday. Police were called to the Macy's around 4:37 p.m. Friday when loss prevention reported a theft. As police arrived they were directed toward a gold Toyota Camry headed toward the exit of the parking lot. Police pursued the vehicle to make a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to yield. The suspect driving the car headed onto Buick Cadillac Blvd., swerved around other vehicles, and eventually headed north, the wrong way, on College Mall Road toward oncoming traffic. The vehicle was unable to cross back over due to a median, and continued in the wrong direction until colliding with a Toyota Highlander. A search of the vehicle found four large Macy's bags filled with miscellaneous clothing. The suspect driving the car, Gail I. Thomas, 27-years-old, was charged with a level 6 felony for theft, level 6 felony resisting law enforcement, and a class b misdemeanor for criminal recklessness. The passenger in the car, Melvin Scott Thomas, 28-years-old, was charged with a level 6 felony for theft. bloomingtonian.com

Troy, MI: Target AP helps man find keys, discovers more than $500 stolen goods in car
A Target loss prevention officer in Troy was reviewing security footage while helping a man find his lost car key fob when he discovered the man had walked out of the store with $532.82 worth of merchandise without paying. The 59-year-old Rochester Hills man was seen pushing a full cart out of the store on Coolidge Highway after failing to pay. When Troy officers arrived at the scene, the suspect told them his receipt for the purchase was in the car and he agreed to let officers search his Fiat 500X. Officers were unable to locate the receipt, according to officials. Security staff also told responding officers there was another cart filled with merchandise just inside the doors, appearing to have been staged by the suspect. clickondetroit.com

San Antonio, TX: Man, woman use child to steal Chanel purses from Neiman Marcus
A man is in jail after officials say he and a woman used a young child to steal high-end purses at a store. Shanterrious Phillips, an unidentified woman and a juvenile child all entered a Neiman Marcus August 16. The loss prevention investigator told officers he recognized the group because they had stolen from the store a month before. The video footage showed the three walk immediately to the Chanel purses as Phillips, 35, kept look-out and the boy used a cutting device to remove the anti-theft devices from the purses. Officers say after removing the devices, the boy then tried to hide three purses while all three left with them. The security guard then caught up with the group outside, detaining the boy because he had the purses, the adults he was with took off, leaving him. Police discovered Phillips was the guardian for the child and were able to find an arrest him for theft. The boy was also arrested and charged with a felony theft. news4sanantonio.com

Suffolk County, NY: Police investigating $300 theft from Old Navy



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Shootings & Deaths

Madison, AL: One person dead following shooting at a Kroger
Madison Police are investigating a shooting at the Kroger on Wall Triana Highway on Sunday afternoon. Police said they received the call around 4:00 p.m. Upon arrival, officers said they found a person suffering from a gunshot wound. Authorities said the shooting victim was taken to Hunstville Hospital ER and later died. whnt.com

Boynton Beach, FL: One killed, one wounded, one arrested in shooting outside C-Store
A 20-year old Boynton Beach man was arrested in connection with a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded. Eric Graham of NW Fourth Street is charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. According to Boynton Beach police, the shooting occurred just before noon Friday. Police say Graham told them a man pulled a gun on his mother, Julia Robinson, earlier in the day, so he picked up two other people in her red Nissan Rouge to go look for him. When they spotted the man riding a bicycle near the mini market, Graham, who says he was driving, slowed down. He claims that is when his front seat passenger pulled out a rifle and began to fire in the direction of the victim, who was shot twice in the back and once in the upper leg. Employees said the man collapsed inside the store and later died. A 13-year-old male inside the store was also severely wounded. wpbf.com

Update: Memphis, TN: Tennessee man charged with murder after shooting shoplifter
A Tennessee business owner is facing murder charges after police say he shot a man in the back who was trying to shoplift a chainsaw. The judge set a $1 million bond in his case that likely ensures he won't be going home any time soon. Charles Kalb is charged with killing Lamorris Robinson on Wednesday outside of his store, according to Memphis police. "I don't want to minimize the charge against him in any way, shape or form, but he did not invite trouble into his life that day. He went to work the way he goes to work every day, and this tragedy happened," said his attorney, Mark Mesler.

The affidavit reveals four different witnesses pointed to Kalb as the shooter killing Robinson as he ran out of the store with a stolen chainsaw in hand. "The victim was attempting to steal something and was fleeing while the defendant shot him in the back several times. As your honor is very aware, that behavior itself would show an intent to kill," the prosecutor told a judge. Mesler argued that his client was fearful for his safety during the incident but would not say if there was a confrontation between Kalb and Robinson.

Tennessee law allows people to use deadly force to protect their homes or lives. It does not permit using it to defend property. wkbn.com

Rapid City, SD: Rushmore Mall goes on lockdown after reports of a man with a gun
The doors of the Rushmore Mall were locked due to reports of an active shooter on Sunday evening. Scene outside of the Rushmore Mall following active shooter report. Law enforcement and the fire department responded to the call just after five p.m. "We saw about like 15, 10 to 15 armed police officers run past our store down toward JC Penny, and we kind of looked at each other and were like what's going on," said Haley Hope, mall employee. Police were able to detain the suspect outside of the haunted house attraction without further incident. "In this day and age you've got to take everything you can seriously, as Jim said this was a great example of not just how we respond, but the results of how we train," said Brendyn Medina, public information officer for the Rapid City Police Department. Fortunately, there were no shots fired and no injuries reported but the fear felt was as real as ever. kotatv.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

San Diego, CA: 'Hard to track and easy to sell;' thieves target 26 Eyeglass stores, over $3M throughout San Diego County
They begin by smashing store windows in the early morning hours. Minutes later, they grab scores of high-end glasses, jump into a vehicle and drive off. It's a pattern that has been repeated in San Diego County again and again. Over about a year and a half, there have been 26 burglaries at optometry and eyeglass stores throughout the region, and investigators say they believe the thefts were carried out by one group of people. The first in the series happened in May of 2108 at Grand Vision Optometry in San Marcos. The most recent occurred Aug. 16 at a store in Sorrento Valley.

According to several store employees and investigators, eyeglass frames are an easy target for theft. They're pricey - authorized retailers can charge $200 to $600 each for designer glasses - and individual frames can be difficult, if not impossible, to track.

None of the retailers or investigators interviewed for this story could definitively say where the stolen glasses are resold, but each gave a range of possible locations: swap meets, the Internet, or across the border in Mexico. In short, glasses are "hard to track and easy to sell," said Sgt. John McKean of Oceanside Police Dept. who is leading a countywide investigation into the thefts. "This series has gone all the way up to Northern California and with the same suspects," McKean said in a phone interview. McKean said investigators are looking into at least 20 similar burglaries at stores in other parts of the state, including Gilroy, San Mateo and north Los Angeles. McKean said Luxottica, the largest eyewear company in the world, reported $3 million in losses from the group's series of thefts. sandiegouniontribune.com

Valley Stream, NY: An 18-year-old assaulted and injured a Loss Prevention agent after attempting to rob Walmart
It happened around 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Valley Stream, Nassau County Police said.
According to detectives, Maximo Burdier, 18, entered Walmart located on Green Acres Road and attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise. Burdier was approached by loss prevention officers and a struggle ensued before Burdier was subdued, police said. The male victim, 38, suffered lacerations to his left knee, left hand and face, police said. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation. Burdier was charged with first- and second-degree robbery and second-degree assault. dailyvoice.com

Bronx, NY: NYPD Detectives seeking 4 men in string of brazen Bronx burglaries; hitting stores since June

Huntsville, AL: Man now facing charges in at least nine robberies

Dublin, OH: Fight Saturday shuts down new entertainment center at Tuttle Mall


Bloomingdale, IL: Man Sentenced To 6 Years For shooting Loss Prevention at Stratford Square Mall
A Glendale Heights man was sentenced to six years in prison for shooting a loss prevention officer last year at Stratford Square Mall in west suburban Bloomingdale. Keonte Griffin, 24, entered a guilty plea to one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, the DuPage County state's attorney's office said. Bloomingdale police were dispatched to reports of shots fired at the mall about 1:28 p.m. June 12, 2018, the state's attorney's office said. There, they found a loss prevention officer and Griffin with gunshot wounds. An investigation found the officer had escorted Griffin out of the mall for urinating in a bottle and kicking it over in a changing room at the Burlington Coat Factory, the state's attorney's office said. Griffin tried going back in the store and shot the officer in the shoulder when he was denied entry. Griffin was also shot in the hand and thigh during a struggle with the officer, the state's attorney's office said. Both men were treated for their injuries. Griffin must serve at least 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole, the state's attorney's office said. wbbm780.radio.com



AutoZone - Baltimore, MD - Robbery
Auto Parts - Walpole, MA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Idaho Falls, ID - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Fort Worth, TX - Burglary
Circle K - Phoenix, AZ - Robbery
Dunkin Donut - North Adams, MA - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Bryan, TX - Robbery
Grocery - Federal Way, WA - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Southlake, TX - Robbery
Jewelry - Lubbock, TX - Robbery
Jewelry - Charlotte, NC - Robbery
Jewelry - Frisco, TS - Robbery
Jewelry - Henderson, NV - Robbery
Liquor - North Adams, MA - Armed Robbery
Salon - Bronx, NY - Burglary
Walgreens - Manlius, NY - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Davie, FL - Robbery
7-Eleven - Federal Way, WA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Fort Collins, CO - Armed Robbery
7- Eleven - Fort Collins, CO - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 18 robberies
• 2 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


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The Area Loss Prevention Manager (ALPM) drives shrink improvement and asset protection programs for two (2) to four (4) Districts which contain approximately 25-65 Ulta Beauty Stores. The Area Loss Prevention Manager is responsible to assess store procedures, promote awareness and methods to prevent, protect and control losses...

Regional Asset Protection Manager (North East)
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The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the Asset Protection function in their assigned area. Guide the implementation and training of Asset Protection programs, enforcement of policies and procedures, auditing, investigations and directing of shrink reduction efforts...
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Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores. They thrive on supporting and building high performance teams that execute with excellence...
Area Loss Prevention Manager
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Our Area Loss Prevention Managers ensure safe and secure stores through the objective identification of loss and risk opportunities. Our Area Loss Prevention Managers plan and prioritize to provide an optimal customer experience to their portfolio of stores. They thrive on supporting and building high performance teams that execute with excellence...
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The Loss Prevention Specialist will oversee the Burglar/Fire Alarm and overall Physical Security function for stores including CCTV for all new stores, renovations, acquisitions, closing, existing stores and warehouses. In addition, this position supports the security/property control component for the Corporate Headquarters main campus...

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Responsible for managing asset protection programs designed to minimize shrink, associate and customer liability accidents, bad check and cash loss, and safety incidents for stores within assigned region. This position will develop the framework for the groups' response to critical incidents, investigative needs, safety concerns and regulatory agency visits...
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Responsible for managing asset protection programs designed to minimize shrink, associate and customer liability accidents, bad check and cash loss, and safety incidents for stores within assigned region. This position will develop the framework for the groups' response to critical incidents, investigative needs, safety concerns and regulatory agency visits...
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The role of the Brand Protection Specialist is to deter shrinkage, and to assist in educating the store teams regarding the prevention / deterrence of both internal and external theft and fraud, while serving as an Ambassador to the brand and the department...

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