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Alisa Dart named GVP, Asset Protection for Albertsons Companies

Before being named Group Vice President Asset Protection for Albertsons Companies, Alisa was with Nordstrom as Director - Loss Prevention. Previously, Alisa spent 11 years at Macy's Inc. where she held positions with progressive responsibility including National Vice President of Asset Protection, Regional Vice President of Loss Prevention in North and Southeast regions, and District Security Director. Previously in her career, Alisa spent 11 years at Target Corp. in multiple roles including; Regional Investigations and Organized Retail Crime Team Leader, Internal Investigations Specialist, and Loss Prevention Manager. She holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Public Safety from Lewis University. Congratulations, Alisa!

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Cyber Monday 2020 - Biggest Online Shopping Day Ever
Online sales reach $10.8 billion on Cyber Monday, the biggest US e-commerce day ever

Amazon sellers racked up more than $4.8 billion in sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, a 60% increase from last year.

Read more in today's E-Commerce column below.

In case you missed it, check out our Black Friday coverage from yesterday here.


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YTD ORC Cases Down 25% Since '19 - Lowest Since '14
Q3 Dollar Amount Down 52% Since '19 - Lowest Since '16

Year-to-Date (Q1-Q3) ORC Case Comparison - Down 25% From '19

Q3 ORC Case Comparison - Down 21% From '19

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Product Protection Solutions Announces Matching Gift Donations
for USMC Racing Inc.

PPS Supports United States Veterans & First Responders and their Families

Product Protection Solutions (PPS) continues their ongoing support of USMC Racing, Inc., by matching up to $5,000 in donations this holiday season. Supporters can have their contributions matched when they donate on USMC Racing's website.

PPS is encouraging businesses, organizations, and individuals to help USMC Racing raise enough funds to purchase a new trailer. USMC Racing provides access to certified and alternative support systems through a unique bonding environment. These resources allow U.S. veterans and first responders the opportunity to overcome challenges related to their service in a supportive environment with others that have similar backgrounds and experiences. Through the unique bond of racing and team activities, participants find a renewed sense of camaraderie and encouragement. Read More Here

Gatekeeper Systems Increases Commitment to the Loss Prevention Foundation

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) announced that Gatekeeper Systems, Inc has advanced its support of the LPF by becoming a Bachelor Level Partner. The Bachelor level partnership enables Gatekeeper to provide LPQ and LPC certification course scholarships, as well as LPF memberships, to loss prevention industry professionals.

Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, CA, Gatekeeper Systems offers retailers intelligent cart and anti-theft solutions to minimize merchandise loss, increase safety, and reduce asset and labor expenditures. Twenty-two years after being founded in 1998, Gatekeeper has protected over 5 million carts in 56 countries for top global retailers through their suite of integrated and easy to use products. Read More Here

COVID Update

US: Over 13.9M Cases - 274K Dead - 8.2M Recovered
Worldwide: Over 63.8M Cases - 1.4M Dead - 44.2M Recovered

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 225   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 154
*Red indicates change in total deaths

COVID in November: 50 Americans died every hour; 99 new cases every minute
The total case count in November is nearly what the nation reported in August, September and October combined. An average rate of 99 cases were reported every minute through the month. In November alone, one of every 22 North Dakota residents tested positive. In South Dakota, it was one of 26; Wyoming, one of 29; Iowa, one of 31.

The U.S. also reported 36,918 deaths in November, a toll higher than all months but April and May. The fatalities totaled more people than the U.S. lost in the entirety of the Korean War. On average, 50 Americans died every hour. usatoday.com

After 4.2 million COVID-19 cases in November, U.S. pins hope on vaccine
The United States entered the final month of the year hoping that promising vaccine candidates will soon be approved to halt the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus after 4.2 million new cases were reported in November.

The new COVID-19 cases were more than double the previous monthly record set in October, as large numbers of Americans still refuse to refuse to wear masks and continue to gather in holiday crowds, against the recommendation of experts.

With outgoing President Donald Trump's coronavirus strategy relying heavily on a vaccine, a Food and Drug Administration panel of outside advisers will meet on Dec. 10 to discuss whether to recommend the FDA authorize emergency use of a vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc.

A second candidate from Moderna Inc could follow a week later, officials have said, raising hopes that Americans could start receiving inoculations before the end the year, although widespread vaccinations could take months.

Other global pharmaceuticals including AstraZeneca PLC and Johnson & Johnson also have vaccines in the works, leading a member of the Trump administration's "Operation Warp Speed" program to predict the country could be vaccinated by June. reuters.com

Economic Impact
Global Economy Faces Hard Winter Despite Covid-19 Vaccine Hopes

Pandemic is seen speeding China's ascent as an economic power,
with recent case surges holding back recovery in Europe, U.S.

Government restrictions and consumers' fear of infection will continue to weigh on the global economy well into next year, even as vaccine developments offer hope of an end to the pandemic, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Tuesday.

The group cut its growth forecasts for most leading economies, citing a recent surge in infections across the Northern Hemisphere that had prompted new restrictions on households and businesses and caution among consumers.

It now
expects the global economy to grow by 4.2% in 2021, having contracted by the same degree this year. In September, when it last released quarterly forecasts, it expected the economy to grow by 5% next ear.

OECD cut its forecast for economic growth in 2021 in the U.S. to 3.2% from 4%, and its forecasts for the eurozone to 3.6% from 5.1%. It left its growth forecast for China at 8%. wsj.com

State COVID Restrictions Still All Over the Map
These states have been hit hard by COVID-19 yet balked at strict mask mandates

In an already divided America, the holidays are going to look different this year.

Arkansas still allows indoor dining, albeit with limited capacity and reduced hours. California has not only seen indoor restaurant dining banned in its most populous county, Los Angeles, but outdoor tables are roped off as well, and it issued a new stay-at-home order.

Florida's governor extended suspension of enforcement of mask-wearing laws. Hawaii authorities have cited or warned thousands for not wearing a mask in public.

If anything is consistent about the coronavirus pandemic, it's a lack of consistency. While states and cities receive attention when they impose restrictions, other locales feel confident that their citizens are no worse off with a hands-off approach.

To get a sense of how states without strict rules concerning the virus are coping, USA Today looked at four of them and talked to officials and residents. Here are some snapshots:

Texas: Divided over rules
Wyoming: Virus stokes fear in range country
South Dakota: Warming up to masks
Florida: 'People are still afraid'


Nonpartisan report warns of COVID-19 testing shortages
in over half US states, territories

Rapid tests and reagents -- the medical devices used to process COVID-19 tests -- are in short supply as the U.S. heads deeper into the winter months, according to a survey of 47 states and territories conducted by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office in their latest report on the CARES Act. The report also looks ahead to vaccine distribution and administration concerns.

One-third to one-half of states said they'd already experienced shortages in either reagents, testing instruments or rapid tests in the last 30 days. The survey was conducted in October.

Half the states and territories that responded said they expected further shortages in rapid tests over the next two months and nearly half said they expected to see a shortage in reagents over the same period. abcnews.com

14 States Now Offer Covid-19 Contact-Tracing Apps, but Adoption Is Uneven
Covid-19 contact-tracing apps from Apple Inc. and Google are coming to more states, along with evidence that they can help slow infections as long as enough people use them.

Fourteen states and Washington, D.C., have recently adopted the "exposure notification" technology the companies built into their smartphone operating systems - Big Tech's most significant contribution to the fight against Covid-19. California, and other states are piloting the technology and could release it soon. It lets people who have tested positive for Covid-19 alert others they have previously been in close contact with that they should take precautions or get a test.

Yet many of the millions of Americans who have access so far are skeptical, suspicious or simply unaware of it. That has been the struggle in Virginia, which in early August became the first state to roll out an exposure notification app. Three months later, downloads of the app, known as Covidwise, amounted to roughly a 10th of Virginia's population of about 8.5 million. wsj.com

Covid-19 Likely in U.S. in Mid-December 2019, CDC Scientists Report
New analysis of blood donations finds virus was present on West Coast earlier than previously believed

New York Unveils 5-Strategy Winter COVID Plan

California: Gov. Newsom says stay-at-home order likely if COVID-19 surge continues

Ohio: Articles of impeachment filed against Gov. DeWine over coronavirus orders

Minnesota's COVID-19 spike might lead to Christmas restrictions

Michigan doctors urge restaurants to keep customers safe by avoiding rush to reopen

NYC: Restaurant Rapid Tests Guests, Employees For COVID-19 Before Entering


VR Training for LP
eLearning Brothers looks to help retail stores avoid theft using virtual reality

With the holiday shopping season underway, eLearning Brothers, based in American Fork, Utah, have developed virtual reality training to help train retail stores and employees on possible theft risk factors. With its CenarioVR tool, people can build courses in virtual reality using videos or 360-degree photos. While some may think of virtual reality as being advanced technology, CenarioVR has made it possible for people to create VR courses using commonly held knowledge.

One of the retail stores that has put the course to work and seen success is Fendi. Fendi's sales associates take the course directly on their phone, learning how to prevent in-store thefts.

"For Fendi, because the price point is so high for specific merchandise they sell, preventing even one sweater from being stolen is actually a big deal," said Christie Calahan, director of marketing for eLearning Brothers. "In the course, employees learn how to navigate through these 360 degree photos, circle areas that are risk factors, and they learn how to spot it so when they are in their environment in store, they can know what to look for."

Virtual reality courses allow for a much more immersive and realistic experience, allowing employees to see around a room through photographs and acknowledge the risk factors present.

Through the training, Fendi reduced the amount of thefts by several hundred instances - a 55% total reduction that resulted in a 400% return on investment. This was measured based on the six months prior to training and the six months after. heraldextra.com

Seven Amazing Innovation Leadership Videos of the Surreal Year 2020

By Tony D'Onofrio, Global Retail Influencer

The Internet, mobile and social media have forever transformed the distribution of viral messaging. No longer the best kept secret, at the center of successful communication is the medium of video. If you still need convincing, here are a few statistics on the future of video.

Having a passion for powerful visual communications, weekly through my personal website I share multiple new videos focused on retail, emerging technologies, and leadership.

As we reach the end of this surreal pandemic year, here are my top 7 amazing innovation leadership videos of 2020:

● JD.com and The Future of Retail
● Future of Shopping: Voice as a Retail Channel
● Inditex (Zara) Customer Focused Innovation
● Nike Paris, House of Innovation 002
● PwC: A Day with the Internet of Things
● Visual Artificial Intelligence (AI) Revolutionizing Retail
● 2020 China's Double 11 Alibaba $74.1 Billion Shopping Holiday


50+ brands and retailers that are giving back this Giving Tuesday
While many amazing deals from the year's biggest shopping event are still live across the internet, some retailers have shifted their attention from Cyber Monday to Giving Tuesday, a global movement for generosity. To help you make the most of your Giving Tuesday, we've rounded up a list of some of the online stores that are offering up a chance for you to make a difference with your money. cnn.com

  Giving Tuesday 2020: A short history of the international day for giving back

LPRC IMPACT 2020 Videos On-Demand

LPRC is excited to release its IMPACT 2020 videos for all to watch, learn, and enjoy. Fill out the quick form to receive access to the recorded presentations and panels throughout the two-day virtual conference. Visitors can also download the IMPACT 2020 Research Collection PDF, a compilation of research posters from this year's event, by clicking here.

Save the Date: LPRC IMPACT 2021 - Oct. 4-6

Retailers Seize on Pandemic Fallout to Become Property Owners
The coronavirus pandemic and its debilitating effect on shopping centers are providing growing retail operators with an opportunity to achieve something many have hoped to do for a while - become owners. In a recent example, Swiss high-end clothing retailer Akris purchased three buildings on New York City's Madison Ave. for $45 million - a decade-low price for the ritzy neighborhood on a per square foot basis - including the building that accommodates its Manhattan store.

Other retailers are taking advantage of the times to upgrade their rental space. Home Depot Inc. is planning to relocate its basement store in Manhattan's Upper East Side a few blocks away to a four-story store currently occupied by Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. The home-furnishings retailer, which has struggled with falling sales for years, is not renewing its lease as it works to close 63 stores by the end of its current fiscal year. wsj.com

Pandemic puts franchisees and brands at odds
Franchisees and brands tend to get along when things are going well for each party. The same can not be said of 2020 when business pressures created by the novel coronavirus has strained relationships between the parties. Some McDonald's franchisees, for example, claim that the fast-food giant was slow to defer rent and offer other help in the early months of the outbreak. McDonald's, for its part, claims it has taken "unprecedented actions" to assist franchisees during the current crisis. retailwire.com

Department stores' fall followed the decline of America's middle class
Moderate-income Americans shopped at department stores for decades, but that changed as income disparity hollowed out the nation's middle class. The result has been record numbers of department store closures in recent years with the
number of stores falling from 8,600 in 2011 to 6,000 today. The number of people employed by department stores has fallen to fewer than 700,000 today, down from more than 1.2 million nine years back. retailwire.com

UK: 25,000 jobs at risk as Debenhams closure follows Topshop collapse

Walmart to lay off more than 1,200 in omnichannel reorganization

Sephora will open mini shops inside 850 Kohl's stores by 2023

Abercrombie closing several flagship stores

FDA issues baby spinach recall after salmonella concerns

Frontline workers get free coffee at Starbucks

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4 Subtle Examples of External Retail Fraud & How Analytics Can Root Them Out

WEBINAR - Tuesday, December 8th - 1:00pm EST

Modern retail criminals are craftier than ever. Whether driven by greed or desperation, they will go to extreme lengths to get merchandise out the door without paying or, at the very least, at a huge discount. And they are becoming increasingly successful, with cumulative losses approaching $50 billion per year. The prospect of stealing easily resellable merchandise is something few criminals can resist, and they are often so subtle that loss prevention (LP) stays one step behind.

Prescriptive analytics is changing that. This essential analytics tool empowers the modern LP professional to identify the most subtle cases of external retail fraud by identifying telltale patterns of behavior within data and alerting the appropriate stakeholder exactly how to respond. Join this webinar to hear Scott Pethuyne of Zebra Technologies explain how retailers like Walgreens, The Home Depot, Dollar Tree, and others are using this robust solution to root out fraud - and how you can too!


Scott Pethuyne - Sr. Manager, Industry Solutions at Zebra Prescriptive Analytics

Ben Dugan, CFI - President at the Coalition of Law Enforcement & Retail; and Sr. Manager of ORC and Corporate Investigations at CVS Health






Let's Represent Retail
Nominate Your Company's Cybersecurity Leader

Security magazine announces the Top Cybersecurity Leaders 2021 contest

 magazine and its partner for the Top Cybersecurity Leaders, (ISC)², is looking for enterprise information security executives, who have made and continue to make significant contributions in the cybersecurity space to their organizations and/or the enterprise-level information security profession.

We want leaders that are not only mitigating risk within their organizations and furthering the profession of cybersecurity, but those that are innovative, forward-thinkers and thought-leaders in the industry. The goal of the program is to highlight cybersecurity professionals who are making a difference in their organization and/or in the industry as a whole. Entrants and nominees do not need to be members of (ISC)² to apply to this program. Nominations will be considered based on the overall positive impact that their work has had on their shareholders, organizations, colleagues and the general public.

  Nominations are due by December 10, 2020. Submit your nomination here.

Attacks are rising in all vectors and types
DDoS, web application, bot, and other attacks have surged exponentially compared to the first half of 2019, according to a report from CDNetworks. In particular, attacks on web applications rose by 800%. These alarming statistics show that enterprises are experiencing challenging times in their attempts to defend against cyber attacks and protect their online assets.

The report makes it clear that attacks are rising in all vectors and types year over year. As new web application methodologies, from network security to cloud security, expose new attack surfaces, the boundary of security protection continues to expand with them.

As a result, today's APIs, micro-services, and serverless functions are all vulnerable to malformed requests, bot traffic, and DDoS attacks at both network and application layers. helpnetsecurity.com

Human Error - The #1 Cause of Data Breaches
Outbound emails a business threat according to new report

A recent Outbound Email Security Report from Egress found that, despite businesses' work to protect the external layer of their business from threats, human error is a leading cause of data breaches. This human
Advertisementerror often comes from employees and can lead to misdirected email breaches and phishing attacks.

● 80% of organizations report sensitive data being put at risk due to the wrong recipient being added on an outbound email;
80% of organizations responding report that the wrong file had been attached;
80% said that employees had put sensitive data at risk by replying to a spear phishing email.

In addition, organ
izations reported an average of 180 incidents per year when sensitive data was put at risk, equating to approximately one every 12 working hours. More than three quarters of respondents (75%) cite situational factors as responsible for their most severe email data breach, for example remote working or an employee feeling stressed/tired. securitymagazine.com

Driven by Ransomware, Cyber Claims Rise in Number & Value
Cyberattacks and security incidents have become the top business risk for companies, with the number of insurance claims rising 27% in the first nine months of 2020, according to a report released Allianz.

Allianz policyholders filed 770 claims in the first nine months of the year, compared with a little more than 800 for all of 2019, the company stated in its "Trends in Cyber Risk" report. In a second report, the company found that while businesses ranked the "cyber incidents" category as the 15th most significant threat seven years ago, it took the top slot in 2020, with 39% of companies considering cyber incidents as the most important risk. darkreading.com

Kroger plans to open 10th automated fulfillment warehouse

Amazon, Blackberry team up on responsive in-vehicle system

2020 Cybersecurity Holiday Gift Guide for Kids




Cyber Monday 2020 - Biggest Online Shopping Day Ever
Online sales reach $10.8 billion on Cyber Monday, the biggest U.S. e-commerce day ever, Adobe says
Holiday shoppers went online Monday and
spent $10.8 billion, setting a record for the largest U.S. online shopping day ever, according to Adobe Analytics data.

Cyber Monday
spending rose 15.1% year over year, according to Adobe, which analyzes website transactions from 80 of the top 100 U.S. online retailers. That came in short of Adobe's original forecast of $12.7 billion. The firm had been revising its Cyber Monday estimate downward in recent days.

Adobe cut its o
nline sales forecast for the entire holiday season to $184 billion, which is a 30% increase from last year. It originally estimated online sales of $189 billion.

On Cyber Monday, Adobe said the number of orders picked up
curbside was up 30% from a year ago, as shoppers sought out ways to safely retrieve their items bought online that same day. Many people used their smartphones to shop deals, too, as retailers have been investing more in their mobile apps. Thirty-seven percent of digital sales on Cyber Monday were made on mobile devices, Adobe said.

During the final hours of Cyber Monday,
from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Pacific time, consumers spent $2.7 billion, accounting for 25% of the day's revenue, the firm said.

Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday also set records for online shopping, according to Adobe. Online spending rose nearly 22% year over year to $5.1 billion on Thanksgiving Day. On Black Friday, online spending jumped by about the same amount to a total of $9 billion.  cnbc.com

Amazon Sales from Black Friday-Cyber Monday Up 60% Over Last Year

Amazon says sellers racked up more than $4.8 billion in sales over weekend

Amazon's biggest shopping period in company history

Amazon said on Tuesday independent businesses selling on its platform crossed
$4.8 billion in worldwide sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, an increase of more than 60% from a year earlier.

In its first indication of performance for the year's peak online shopping days, Amazon said more than 71,000 small- and medium-sized businesses worldwide had surpassed $100,000 in sales this holiday season to date.

Latest industry estimates overnight showed
Cyber Monday on course to be the biggest online shopping day ever for the United States, garnering up to $11.4 billion as the COVID-19 pandemic prompted consumers to stay at home and turn to the internet for their holiday shopping needs. reuters.com  cnbc.com

Amazon Press Release
Supporting small, saving big, and shopping early:
Amazon customers make the 2020 holiday season biggest yet

Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
Did they work?

Black Friday is still critical for online retailers, but brands are expecting a second sales spike when physical stores reopen over the coming week.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday prompted a spike in online luxury purchases as major multi-brands from Net-a-Porter to LVMH's 24S ran discounts, and retailers
may see another surge in sales as lockdown restrictions in Europe ease and stores reopen.

Boston Consulting Group says the weekend from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday will likely account for
20 to 25 per cent of total online holiday revenue for many retailers. voguebusiness.com

Amazon Wins Black Friday Weekend With 1 In 5 Dollars Spent

A little fun from The Onion: Cyber Monday By The Numbers




Coldwater, MI: Alleged thieves caught in Mercer County, could be tied to other crimes in Indiana and Ohio
Lee Peterson and Stanley Justice-Keeton, both from Muncie, Indiana were arrested last week and charged with Breaking and Entering and Grand Theft. On November 25th just before midnight, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office got an alarm from a farm implement dealer in Coldwater. When deputies arrived, they found a Gator was stolen, another deputy saw a pick-up truck pulling a trailer with a gator on it on the west side of the county. Peterson and Keeton were arrested, and deputies determined that the trailer was stolen from a place in Muncie. The pair could be tied to other thefts in Ohio and Indiana. Both men are being held in the Mercer County Jail on $100,000 bonds. hometownstations.com

Missoula, MT: MPD Arrest Two Men for Having Meth and $2,000 Worth of Stolen Items from Costco
At around 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, a Missoula Police Officer was conducting patrol when he observed a vehicle he recognized, bearing Montana License Plate PORKCHP. On Saturday, a theft was reported from Costco where a male was seen running out of the store with a shopping cart full of products. The male was then seen getting into a vehicle with that same exact license plate. newstalkkgvo.com

Caught on Tape:
Grab and Run at Roosevelt Field

Haledon, NJ: Police seeking C-Store Burglary suspect who stole $6,000 worth of cigarettes and more than $250 in cash

Bismarck, ND: Woman arrested for $1,000 Menards theft, fleeing police with child and drugs in the car

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Shootings & Deaths

Oklahoma City, OK: Bystander Killed In Shooting outside C-Store
A bystander was killed Saturday night after a shooting at a northwest Oklahoma City convenience store. Jessica Kotulsky, 31, died after a group of men got involved in an altercation which escalated to exchanging gunfire. Police were called shortly before 11 p.m. to a convenience store on NW 10th Street and Western Avenue. Kotulsky was dead at the scene. Police said it appears she was hit by a stray bullet. news9.com

Arapahoe County, CO: Clerk dies after shooting at Gas Station in Centennial; suspect at large
A gas station clerk died after sustaining a gunshot wound to the left abdomen in a robbery the night of Nov. 26 in Centennial, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. "The suspect asked for cigarettes then asked for everything," the sheriff's office said in a tweet. Surveillance video shows that the suspect and the clerk spoke for a short time, according to a sheriff's office news release. The suspect then pointed a handgun at the clerk, who put cigarettes and money from the cash register in a shopping bag, according to a sheriff's office news release. When the clerk handed the suspect the bag, the suspect shot him. The suspect then fled the store.

Chicago, IL: Man Shot and Killed In Grocery Store Parking Lot In Morgan Park
Chicago Police believe the shooting may be gang-related and that the man was targeted. Around 6 p.m., the man was in the parking lot of Longwood Foods, 11600 S. Longwood Drive, when he was shot in the chest and neck, police said. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police believe the man was targeted and that the shooting is gang-related.

Palm Desert, CA: Felon convicted in 2014 Palm Desert gas station murder
A 24-year-old felon who shot and killed a Palm Desert man at a gas station nearly six years ago was convicted today of second-degree murder. Following three days of deliberations, a Murrieta jury found Kurtis Knigge guilty of one count each of murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle, along with several sentence-enhancing allegations including discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury. Prosecutors had sought a first-degree murder conviction.
Knigge, who was 18 at the time of the slaying, could be sentenced to 40 years to life on Dec. 29 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta. kesq.com

Abilene, TX: Robbery suspect fleeing in car fired shotgun at witnesses
On Saturday, Employees at the store in the 3200 block of South Clack Street told police that the man and a female accomplice were observed taking items at about 1:45 p.m., the report said. When the man left, store employees confronted him and took photos of his car's license plate. The man pointed the shotgun at the employees, the report said. The female suspect got into the passenger seat, and the vehicle sped off.
Two witnesses in a vehicle followed the suspects to report information to 911 dispatch. While the get-away vehicle was moving, the female suspect slid into the driver's seat and drove aggressively toward the witnesses, the reports said. The man then leaned across his partner and fired the shotgun at the witnesses, striking their vehicle.


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Bakersfield, CA: Man accused of posing as Target Loss Prevention officer convicted of kidnapping 14-year-old girl
A man who authorities say posed as a loss prevention officer was found guilty Monday of kidnapping and false imprisonment with violence in connection with forcing a 14-year-old girl and her sister to follow him to a restroom after accusing them of stealing. Prosecutors alleged Steven Waldo, 66, also inappropriately touched the 14-year-old, but the jury deadlocked on charges of lewd or lascivious acts with a child 14 or 15 years old and annoying a minor. Sentencing on the charges on which Waldo was convicted is set for Dec. 16. Prosecutors may decide to retry him on the other two charges.

In September 2019, the girl told police she was shopping at the Target at Valley Plaza mall when a man approached her and her sister and told them he was an undercover loss prevention officer. She said the man, later identified as Waldo, accused them of stealing and escorted them to a restroom, where he questioned them. Waldo allegedly patted down the 14-year-old over her clothing, touching her ribcage and inner thighs, according to court documents. Police said Waldo admitted to posing as an undercover officer and touching the girl. He was homeless at the time of the incident. kget.com

Las Cruces, NM: New Police Chief Miguel Dominguez began his law enforcement career in Loss Prevention
Dominguez, 52, has been interim chief since Patrick Gallagher retired in August. Last week, the city named him to the post permanently. "Ever since then I've admired a lot of police officers more than I can say," he said. "And then I worked in retail for a long time and did a lot of loss prevention as well and at that time I had a lot of dealings with officers and detectives who came into our store and deal with issues that we had. They always seemed very professional and I was always inquiring about the process and the life. It always intrigued me," he said.

Oroville, CA: Police arrest man on suspicion of robbing 7-Eleven, stabbing employee

Anne Arundel County, MD: Detectives investigating possible connection in string of armed robberies in west county

Arlington, TX: Police Arrest Knife-Wielding 'Grinch' Who Stole Salvation Army Bucket From Walmart

Joliet, IL: TV thief threatens Walmart employee with pocket knife



Europe: OPERATION 'IN OUR SITES' Takes down 21910 Websites selling Counterfeit Goods
As part of the international operation 'In Our Sites' (IOS) XI, law enforcement authorities from 26 EU Member States and third parties have seized together with Europol and the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Centre over 21 910 domain names offering counterfeit and pirated items over the internet. More than €2.5 million worth of such products have been seized, including counterfeit pharmaceuticals and pirated films, illegal television streaming, music, software and other bogus products. In its eleventh edition, this joint international operation was facilitated by Eurojust and INTERPOL.  europol.europa.eu




C-Store - Arbutus, MD - Burglary
C-Store - Newbern, VA - Burglary
C-Store - Haledon, NJ - Burglary
Coins - Anderson, IN - Armed Robbery
CVS - Morristown, NJ - Robbery / Assault
Dollar General - Lodi, WI - Robbery
Gas Station - Arapahoe County, CO -Armed Robbery / clerk shot-killed
Gas Station - Anne Arundel County, MD - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Anne Arundel County, MD - Armed Robbery
Guns - Nassau County, NY - Burglary
Jewelry - Annapolis, MD - Robbery
Jewelry - Pace, FL - Robbery
Jewelry - Overland Park, KS - Robbery
Jewelry - Westminster, CO - Robbery
Restaurant - Cedar Rapids, IA - Armed Robbery (Subway)
Restaurant - Anne Arundel County, MD - Armed Robbery (Five Guys)
Restaurant - Madison, WI - Burglary
Restaurant - Madison, WI - Burglary
Restaurant - Madison, WI - Burglary
Restaurant - Ravalli County, MT - Burglary
Vape - Lincoln, NE - Burglary
Walgreens - Rapid City, SD - Burglary
Walgreens - Darlington, SC - Robbery
Walmart - Arlington, TX - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Joliet, IL - Armed Robbery
Walmart -Columbia, MD - Robbery/ Assault
7-Eleven - Manassas, VA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Hampton, VA - Robbery
7-Eleven - Oroville, CA - Armed Robbery / clerk stabbed


Daily Totals:
• 19 robberies
• 10 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 1 killed

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Dan Bambas, CFI named District Loss Prevention Manager
for Blain Supply Inc.

Eduardo Catala, LPQ promoted to Loss Prevention Manager for Stew Leonard's Farm Fresh Food

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Field Loss Prevention Manager
Framingham, MA - posted November 5
Staples is focused on our customer and our community. As a Field Loss Prevention Manager for Staples, you will manage and coordinate Loss Prevention and Safety Programs intended to protect Staples assets and ensure a safe work environment within Staples Retail locations...

Asset & Profit Protection Investigations Analyst
San Francisco, CA - posted September 24
You should have strong analytical skills, be a quick learner, and drive to innovate with both technology and processes. They will be personable, open to learning, collaborating with others, and apt to saying "yes" or "I'll find a way", rather than "no" or "that's impossible"...

Area Loss Prevention Manager
Pittsburgh, PA - posted September 10
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...

Customer Success Specialists
Multiple Locations - posted October 9
The role of the Customer Success Specialist is to engage, empower, and excite our community. As a Customer Success Specialist, your primary responsibility is to ensure both retailers and law enforcement, who make up our community, have great experiences and achieve real crime reduction outcomes from using our platform.
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Sales Representatives
NuTech National - posted October 13
NuTech National, an established and rapidly growing 40+ year electronic security company is expanding our National Sales Team. Seeking motivated, driven and successful sales reps to expand our national retail and governmental vertical markets. Top pay, benefits and signing bonus available. Please apply to melissa@nutechnational.com

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