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eBay's PROACT Program Continues to Support Retailers'
ORC Investigations

Did you know that eBay has a team that is not only dedicated to assisting law enforcement with criminal investigations, but also retail partners as well? This is known as eBay's PROACT program (Partnering with Retailers Offensively Against Crime and Theft), and it started in 2008 to assist retailers who are investigating Organized Retail Crime cases.

To date, eBay has enrolled hundreds of retail partners globally into the PROACT program, and we have investigators in the US and UK that are able to assist retailers on their investigations. We are able to provide information on individual accounts as well as volumes associated to those accounts. We also maintain a rolodex of thousands of law enforcement contacts around the globe, so we can assist our partners in getting in touch with the correct law enforcement agency for their investigation.

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From the 90's Mantra 'Get Tough on Crime'
To the Current Trend - Let's Raise Felony Thresholds & Not Label Them
With Felony Convictions
It's All About the Money & Not as Much about Altruistic Goals

As certain groups in the media and civil liberties groups continue their push with ban the criminal record box from applications, not using credit reports in pre-employment screening, and raising the thresholds across America in order to not label applicants, let's not forget that raising the thresholds is more about the over crowded prisons and city and state budgets then anything else.

It might be a popular banner to wave during elections but at the end of the day it's all about the money and the savings the cities and states will reap with higher felony thresholds.

The trends ramifications are only now being witnessed and addressed in California after Prop 47's impact on ORC and law enforcement in general. Where we had police in a few cities, like Union Square in San Francisco, merely telling shoplifting pros to move along because it was pointless in arresting them. A fact that was shared with this writer from a number of retailers and literally reported on by local TV news stations.

Let's hope this trend doesn't have the same impact on other locals as it is spreads across the country and gives the ORC suspects a higher ceiling.

Which is another reason why every California retailer should be supporting the proposed legislation that counters Prop 47 and makes multiple shoplifting arrests a felony, as they have seen the direct impact this has had on ORC. Regretfully this hasn't been mentioned in any of the recent press coverage supporting the trend.

Also, let's not forget all of the ORC laws on the books in 34 states which will hopefully catch a lot of this depending on how the law is written. But at least we have those laws. Just a thought Gus Downing

Legislative Alert: Let's Stop ORC!
3 Retail Thefts = Felony

Assemblyman Jim Cooper & the California Public Safety Partnership are backing a ballot initiative to fix Proposition 47.  Tell your legislator to join them!

Massachusetts Retailers Fighting Proposed Felony Threshold Increase
At the current felony threshold level of $250, Massachusetts retailers already experience significant losses due to theft with an estimated $1 billion in merchandise stolen from their stores annually - a cost ultimately paid for by honest consumers. The majority of these losses are attributed to professional criminals who see theft as a low risk, high reward activity due to weak property crime laws. The proposed increases - $1,500 in the Senate and $1,000 in the House - would further weaken these criminal laws by removing the threat of meaningful criminal penalties from an expanded number of serious theft incidents.

While Massachusetts is one of thirty-five states which have adopted criminal laws specifically targeting ORC related activity, our existing larceny, credit card fraud and receipt of stolen property crimes, which are impacted by these legislative proposals, remain the primary tools in the fight against ORC and the theft crimes underlying the most prevalent form of return fraud. The integrity of these laws must be retained to protect our businesses, their workers and all honest consumers. retailersma.org

Feds Plan Nationwide Operation Targeting Unnamed Food Service Chain
Over Undocumented Workers
Trump administration ramping up 'worksite enforcement'

Federal agents are planning to conduct a major worksite enforcement operation at a national food service chain in the coming weeks, according to an internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document reviewed by The Daily Beast.

According to the plans, the operation will focus on franchise owners who exploit undocumented workers by illegally paying them below the minimum wage. The agency has already done preliminary investigations and picked targets, The Daily Beast has learned.

The operation will target locations around the country and will likely result in charges of "harboring illegal aliens," according to an ICE official. "These people are basically being used as slave labor," said the official, who spoke anonymously because he was not permitted to discuss impending operations on the record.

The plans detailed in the document are the strongest indication to date that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are increasing what's called "worksite enforcement" - meaning, efforts to prosecute people who employ undocumented immigrants. As with all complex law enforcement operations, there's a chance this one is altered or even scuttled. If it does go according to plan, however, it will be the first major worksite enforcement action of an administration that has promised to prioritize this core ICE mission.

The food service industry is a particularly ripe target, with The Migration Policy Institute estimating that about 9 percent of food service workers in the U.S. are undocumented. thedailybeast.com

Iconic Global Sports Brand adidas Tackles Retail Fraud
adidas Group tackles fraud with Oracle XBRi. Corin Dennison, Director of Global Investigations, "We protect the assets in every area of the business, both on the retail side and on the corporate side."  Great video explaining their roll-out. oracle.com

Gucci offices raided over suspected 1bn pound tax evasion
Luxury fashion retailer Gucci has confirmed that its offices in Milan and Florence were raided last week over suspected tax evasion. The brand issued a statement after Italian newspaper La Stampa recently reported that police had spent three days searching the offices, including its Milan headquarters, for evidence.
The raid followed allegations that levies on profits made from sales in Italy were instead declared in Switzerland, which has a more relaxed tax regime.

Other luxury brands that have become targets of the government's ongoing probe since it started in 2014 include Prada and Armani, which both had to pay multi-million euro fines while the founders of Dolce and Gabbana had their fraud convictions dropped after allegations that they avoided to pay 1 billion euros worth of tax. retailgazette.co.uk

NYPD touts drop in most violent crimes across NYC
The NYPD is touting a significant drop in violent crimes across the city that, by one measure, has New York City on track to have its safest year since the 1950s.

For the first 11 months of the year, there were 259 murders, down 17 percent from the 312 during the same time last year. Statistics show shootings overall are down by 22 percent this year compared to the same point in 2016.

Crime stats also show decreases in robberies, burglaries, and felony assaults.

Police Commissioner James O'Neill said solid police work and help from the community played a role in the drop.

"We've seen people in neighborhoods all across the city really step up and take active roles in helping us," O'Neill said. "New Yorkers are understanding that public safety is a shared responsibility." ny1.com

Announcing November's LPQ and LPC professionals!
The Loss Prevention Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC):

Michael Jackson, LPC - Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
Kaimaka Eskildson, LPC - Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM)
Jeffrey Beaulieu, LPC - Walmart Stores, Inc.
Kyle Millican, LPC - Walmart Stores, Inc.
Jonathan Edmiston, LPC - Sears Holdings Corp.
Tina Ayo, LPC - PETCO, Inc.
Jason Winder, LPC - Amazon.com
Gurp Sandhu, LPC - Amazon.com
David Hall, LPC - The TJX Companies, Inc.
Jennifer Cruder, LPQ - Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc.
Travis Thornton, LPQ - H-E-B

Portland, OR: Protesters swarmed a Columbia Sportswear store after its CEO said the company may close its office due to safety concerns
Roughly 50 people descended on the brand's flagship location in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, forcing the store to close, according to The Oregonian.

The protest was in response to an editorial that Tim Boyle, the company's CEO and president, published in The Oregonian in November. The letter announced that the company would consider moving its one-year-old office in downtown Portland, which is used by its Sorel brand.

Boyle said he would make the decision in the next 90 days. Safety concerns have arisen as some employees said they received death threats from nearby panhandlers. businessinsider.com

Top CFO Priorities for 2018: Taking Aim
On-Fire Ulta Beauty - One of Retail's Top Performers
CFO Talks About "Surviving Disruption"

With Q3 comp's coming in last week up 10.3% and net sales up 18.6%, Scott Settersten, CFO for Ulta Beauty, was asked to characterize how he sees 2018 playing out. cfo.com

New Microsoft Word Resume Tool Recommends LinkedIn Job Postings
Employers will be able to get their open positions in front of job seekers earlier in their search after a recently announced integration between LinkedIn and Microsoft Word. The new tool is called Resume Assistant, and it presents open jobs to candidates at the very beginning of their search process, when they are polishing up their resumes in Microsoft Word, which more than 80 percent of professionals use to update their resumes. As job seekers work on their resumes in Word, they'll see job postings based on the role and industry mentioned in the resume and can go directly to those job posts without having to begin a web search. shrm.org

Captis Intelligence Announces Agreement with Rite Aid
Captis Intelligence, a leading provider of I-4 crime solutions (Intelligence, Information, Investigation, Identification) announced today the addition of Rite Aid, one of the nation's leading pharmacy retailers as a client. Captis will provide Rite Aid with asset protection support service from its corporate office located in Los Angeles.

"Working with Captis Intelligence has enhanced our asset protection capabilities and provides us with extremely valuable information," said Robert Oberosler, group vice president of asset protection at Rite Aid. "We are pleased not only with the results we've achieved since we began using the company's platform, but also with the team's commitment to delivering a high level of customer service." lrgmarketing.com

Arlington, TX: Police Using Specialized Units At Shopping Centers
It was a week ago when an Arlington police officer was forced to open fire on a suspect who pulled out a fake gun in a crowded mall. That officer is part of a specialized unit to keep shoppers safe. Seven days a week and year-round, they patrol The Parks Mall, Arlington Highlands and other area businesses, checking for suspicious vehicles and people and keeping shoppers safe. cbslocal.com

UK's JD Sports rolls out new security technology to all 200 stores
Sports equipment retailer JD Sports has completed the installation of new security technology to over 200 stores across its European estate. The move comes after the retailer saw garment theft reduce significantly during a trial that took place in its UK, France and Netherlands stores.

The anti-theft electronic article surveillance (EAS) tag, 'The Concept Tag' from Agon Systems, is expected to improve loss reduction at JD Sports, and its introduction comes just in time for the busy Christmas period.

Tim Edwards, group profit protection director of JD Sports, said: "After working closely with Agon on the development of the Concept Tag, combined with the remarkable loss prevention statistics across the all European JD Sports stores, it was an easy decision to recommend rolling this out to more stores within the JD estate." essentialretail.com

UK Retail Physical Stores Sales Predicted to Fall 2.5% - With Online Booming
The Centre for Retail Research provided a new independent forecast for 2017. Christmas 2017 is likely to be better than many had expected.

Christmas Sales 2016 and 2017

Sterling (Billions) 2016 2017 Change 2015-2016 Change 2016-2017
UK $104.77 $106.30 1.9% 1.4%
France $78.44 $79.90 1.5% 1.8%
Germany $88.64 $90.72 2.0% 2.3%
Canada $51.97 $53.16 1.8% 2.2%
U.S. $664.95 $679.54 2.2% 2.1%

To everybody's amazement, Black Friday continues to blossom but becomes more and more an online phenomenon.

Black Friday Weekend 2017: Online
(all figures in $millions)

  Friday Sat/Sun Monday 2017 total Weekend increase
UK $1,554.82 $960.45 $1,718.27 $4,233.53 12.2%
France $279.62 $399.85 $312.04 $99152 15.0%
Germany $495.76 $428.22 $547.09 $1,471.06 16.4%
Canada $126.98 $81.05 $137.79 $345.82 18.1%
U.S. $3,858 $2,180.26 $4.052.52 $10,090.77 13.7%

We estimate that sales in physical stores in the UK will fall by 2.5% this year, continuing a pattern seen since the recession of 2008. retailresearch.org

UK suffers 2,342 store closures in first half of 2017

UK: Social Media Response "Overwhelmingly" Supports Tesco Security Guards Dragging Shoplifter Back into the Store
Mr Collins uploaded the video to Facebook later that evening in a public post, suggesting that a "large grown man" shouldn't have been so physical with the woman. "It seemed excessive from a completely neutral point of view. It was quite traumatic," he said.

But the security guard received an overwhelming level of support on Cornwall Live's Facebook page, with hundreds of people saying he did the right thing. cornwalllive.com

Brand Director, AP for Bath & Body Works - Based in Reynoldsburg, OH
The Brand Director, Asset Protection is responsible for representing the Asset Protection function and acting as a liaison between the brand leadership team, the Asset Protection field team and the AP Central Support (home office) team. This position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and directing company-wide asset protection programs across brands within an assigned division. The position is responsible for educating brand leadership on potential shrink risks within stores and recommending solutions. The position assists the SVP Asset Protection in the development of expense and capital budgets for asset protection activities. Typically reports to VP or SVP Asset Protection. Typically directs Area and Regional Asset Protection Managers. careers.lb.com

Director of Asset Protection for Stein Mart - based in Jacksonville, FL
The Director will report to the Vice President of Asset Protection and Audit Services and will be responsible for working with multiple stakeholders to proactively enhance asset protection policies and practices with the goal of efficiently minimizing losses without negatively impacting the customer experience.  steinmartjobs.com

Five Below Opened 41 New Stores in Q3 - Bringing Total to 625

Charming Charlie close stores & cutting corporate staff amid rumors it will file for bankruptcy

In wake of CVS-Aetna tie-up, deal speculation abounds - Retailers to watch

Apple forced to hand over 13 billion Euros in Ireland tax dispute

Quarterly Results
Ascena Retail Group Q1 comp's down 5%, net sales down 5.2%
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   Lane Bryant down 5%
   Catherines down 3%
   Justice down 2%


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FBI, Europol, Microsoft, ESET Team Up, Dismantle One of World's Largest Malware Operations
2 Million Victims IP Addresses in 223 Countries Intercepted

A pervasive and long-running malware operation that used more than 460 different botnets and infected more than 1.1 million computers a month has been derailed in a yearlong operation by global law enforcement and cybersecurity vendors.

The FBI, Europol's European Cybercrime Center, Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force (J-CAT), Eurojust, and Germany's Luneburg Central Criminal Investigation Inspectorate, along with Microsoft and ESET, on November 29 officially took down the so-called Andromeda network of botnets that spread Gamarue aka Wauchos malware. One of the largest malware operations in the world, it spread the malware via multiple botnets.

Gamarue is sold in the Dark Web under the moniker of Andromeda bot, a Trojan downloader crimeware kit that's at least six years old and is mainly a tool for spreading additional malware. The law enforcement operation disarmed some 1,500 domains and IP addresses used for botnet command-and-control servers, 464 different botnets, and 80 related malware families. Among the malware Andromeda/Gamarue spread were the prolific Petya and Cerber ransomware, the Neutrino bot for DDoS attacks, Lethic spam bot malware, and information-stealers Ursnif, Carberp, and Fareit.

According to ESET researchers, the malware is distributed via social media, instant messaging, USBs, spam, and exploit kits.

Andromeda is one of the more vast botnet and malware syndicates. "Andromeda is widespread, responsible for infecting millions of systems, affects all countries and has been around since 2011. There are not a lot of malware families that tick all these boxes," Boutin says. darkreading.com

PayPal's TIO Networks Suffered Data Breach Exposing Data on 1.6 Million Customers
PayPal states TIO Networks, a payment processing company it acquired this summer, is not part of its network and PayPal remains unaffected by the breach. darkreading.com

Senators Again Propose National Breach Notification Law
Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee, on Thursday announced a bill, dubbed the Data Security and Breach Notification Act. Many other similar bills introduced earlier have failed to advance.

The data breach notification measure would give companies a maximum of 30 days to notify victims and authorities after they discover a data breach. The bill also would make it a crime - punishable by up to five years in prison - to knowingly conceal a breach. govinfosecurity.com

'Blocking and Tackling' in the New Age of Security
In a pep talk to CISOs, the chief security strategist at PSCU advises teams to prioritize resilience in addition to security.

Prioritizing resilience is the new normal for modern cybersecurity leaders, said Gene Fredriksen, chief security strategist for PSCU, in his closing keynote remarks here at Dark Reading's INSecurity conference this week.

If we look at the recent breaches ... the one thing we cannot afford to do is forget how to block and tackle," he said to his audience of security pros. "We're not just talking about security anymore; we're talking about resilience."

It's no longer enough to be content that things are secure, Fredriksen explained. Systems have to be robust; they have to be able to withstand glitches in the infrastructure. "We need to look at developing systems that not just survive, but thrive," he added.

This need is part of a "new normal" for CISOs. Unlike those who entered the role through networking or IT, CISOs of the future need to understand increasingly advanced and numerous actors and their motivations. "It's gotten much bigger," said Fredriksen of their concerns. CISOs need to network, talk with their peers, learn about new risks, and implement new controls. darkreading.com

Exchanges Green Light Bitcoin Futures
Bitcoin Usage Will Grow

Bitcoin futures are "a potentially huge step in the evolution of the digital currency, making trading bitcoin easier" for banks and investors. In a major boost to the legitimacy of bitcoin, U.S. commodity regulators have cleared the way for two exchanges to trade in bitcoin futures. cfo.com

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A Brief History of RFID 

The first use of RFID technology was in WWII for help identifying aircraft. Further development occurred in the 60's and 70's, extending the use of the technology into civilian space. The first patent for RFID was in 1973 for door card readers. By the 80's RFID was used for tracking nuclear material, cattle, toll payments and many other applications.

Faster data transfer was achieved for transmission over longer distances in the early 90's. This is the UHF RFID period. In the late 90's UHF RFID tags started interacting with the Internet. Between 1999 and 2003 the EPC (Electronic Product Code) introduced.

Finally, after more than 50 years, a standardization occurred and now a wider adoption of the technology is happening.


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We'll be speaking with a host of Loss Prevention and Solution Provider Leaders about the hot topics, the ongoing issues and challenges, the programs, the latest technology, and the solutions these providers offer to the industry.

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Schumer: 'Bot' buyers grab hot toys, resell at high prices
'Tis the season to shut down "Grinch bots" that are snatching up some of the most popular holiday toys from online retailers and reselling them for exorbitant prices, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday.

Schumer (D-N.Y.) at a news conference in midtown Manhattan called on retailers to block cyberscalpers from using automated technology to buy in-demand products that are later resold on secondary websites for higher prices.

"Grinch bots cannot be allowed to steal Christmas, or dollars, from the wallets of New Yorkers," Schumer said, referring to the automated programs used to purchase mass amounts of products online. "Middle class folks save up, a little here, a little there, working to afford the hottest gifts of the season for their kids, but ever changing technology and its challenges are making that very difficult. It's time we help restore an even playing field by blocking the bots."

Schumer, the Senate minority leader, sponsored legislation approved by Congress last year that bans the use of bots and other "unfair" mechanisms to scoop up scores of theater and concert tickets before consumers are "given a fair chance to buy them."

Schumer said he plans to work with lawmakers to expand the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act to include retail purchases, but with a legislative fix likely months away, he called on retail industry groups such as the National Retail Federation and Retail Industry Leaders Association to "block the bots."

National Retail Federation Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French, said in an email the retail industry shares Schumer's concerns, "and we look forward to working with him and all interested parties to strengthen enforcement against organized retail crime and take away the tools being used against innocent consumers, particularly during the holiday season." amny.com

Facebook being used as a crime-fighting tool
Today it seems that social media, specifically Facebook, has taken over as the place to post immediate news, whether its breaking traffic alerts, crime, severe weather alerts, scams, or lost children and adults.

But as the holiday season approaches, how much is Facebook used by local departments, bringing larger crowds to local stores and possibly a higher chance of theft?

According to local departments, the answer is "a lot."

"Social media has been a valuable tool in helping us identify possible suspects," Kent police Lt. Mike Lewis said. "Facebook is still a very common platform for much of our population, so we focus most of our effort there, although we do also have a Twitter and Instagram account."

And while some departments post surveillance photos of shoplifting suspects, KPD uses social media for other offenses.

"Our postings are usually more serious offenses like burglaries, breaking and entering, misuse of credit cards, et cetera," Lewis said. "We have over 9,000 people that have followed us on Facebook, and that makes it an incredibly valuable form of communication. We can quickly post something up there, and people will see it, share it and respond very quickly." record-courier.com

New Jumio Data Reveals Online Fraud Dropped 33 Percent During Black Friday to Cyber Monday Period

The first weekend in December brings slower online traffic to retail sites


Cleveland, OH: Elderly couple convicted of masterminding massive theft ring
out of Café

An 83-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman will spend the next year on probation after being convicted of running a fencing operation for stolen goods. Kenneth Sapp ran his operation out of the Ridge Cafe located in Cleveland. Coletta Emrich owns Ridge Cafe. Sapp would give his shoplifters a list of home improvement items he wanted stolen from Lowe's and Home Depot. During the investigation, undercover Ohio Investigative Unit agents were also able to sell Sapp various home improvement items, multiple food stamp cards and liquor. Sapp was told all the items were stolen. Sapp would then sell the stolen items from inside the Ridge Cafe and Emrich allowed him to use her bar as his headquarters. cleveland19.com

Update: Austin, TX: 5 charged after Victoria's Secret employee pepper-sprayed during robbery
Authorities have charged five Houston-area residents in connection to an afternoon robbery in which a Victoria's Secret Pink employee was pepper-sprayed. State Police responded to the Pink store along Century Oaks Terrace around 3:30 p.m. Nov. 30 for the robbery. Police said several people entered the store and began stuffing items into shopping bags. One employee told officers they recognized Curry as someone who has stolen from the store in the past. Police said a second employee moved from the rear of the store to near the entrance, and that Shaw and Curry had a brief conversation before Shaw pulled out a can of pepper spray and shot it at the employee's face. After the employee was incapacitated, police say the four fled the store with more than $2,800 in merchandise. kvue.com

Germantown, WI: Speeds reached 113 mph: 2 arrested following Walmart theft, police pursuit
Chief Hoell said the couple was stealing electronics to support their own drug habits. Germantown police say the male suspect had five outstanding warrants for his arrest -- and the woman had four outstanding warrants for her arrest. fox6now.com

Franklin, TN: Two men arrested for shoplifting, resisting arrest at CoolSprings Galleria
Two felony shoplifters were arrested Sunday night after stealing over $1,700 in perfumes and resisting arrest at Macy's - CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin. wsmv.com

Birch Run, MI: Team shoplifting, lack of prosecution confounds Birch Run Police
A significant rise in team shoplifting coupled with stores' reluctance to press charges has Birch Run's police chief in a tight spot. This year, stores in Birch Run Premium Outlets are being hit by well organized teams of shoplifters numbering up to five people. To make the situation worse, companies with stores at Birch Run Premium Outlets are becoming more reluctant to prosecute shoplifting cases, Swearengin said. "They are out to make a profit and they lose profit when they have to pay their people to be in court for a week," he said. abc12.com

Bolingbrook, IL: Unknown Suspects Steal 300 Samsung TVs, $148,000, From Trailer

Chambersburg, PA: Man tries to steal more than $400 in merchandise from Walmart after switching price tags

Ponderay, ID: Burglars flee with $9,000 worth of Tires

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Shootings & Deaths

Emeryville, CA: 2 critical after shooting in Target store parking lot
Police are investigating a shooting in a Target store parking lot that left two people critically injured. The Oakland Police said that two people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds Monday night and three guns were recovered at the scene. One of the victims was found near a truck, which was riddled with bullet holes in the driver-side door and window. Police say a second person with gunshot wounds was found a couple hundred yards away at a Home Depot store, where someone called for help. Police say one person has been detained. eastbaytimes.com

Antioch, CA: Man fatally shot; arrested a day earlier after Sun Valley Mall Shoplifting
Kadeem Hodge, 19, of Antioch, had been shot at least once, when officers found him just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. He died at the scene. Concord Police confirmed that Hodge also was suspected to be involved in the Sun Valley Mall shoplifting. Antioch police said they consider the case a homicide or an assault with a firearm but had no other information. Hodge and Tiana Mayberry were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting, conspiracy, and possession of burglary instruments Saturday after shoppers spotted a "grab-and-run" at one of the stores and alerted officers. eastbaytimes.com

Greenville, NC: Armed Domestic incident at Farm Store triggers Lock Down of area Schools; woman shot is in critical condition

Robberies & Thefts

Macedonia, OH: BP/7-Eleven ATM Smash & Grab; 4 suspects flee high speed Police Chase
Police are still looking for the four suspects who took an ATM and then took off in a white minivan. Patrol cars followed the van on Interstate 271, reaching speeds of 112 miles per hour. news5cleveland.com

Lakewood, CO: Report of man being chased into King Soopers by armed person unfounded

San Diego County, CA: 4 Armed Robberies in Appear Connected, seeking 2 suspects

Milledgeville, GA: Subway Employee stealing deposits and 50 sandwiches; restitution ordered for $8,000

Murfreesboro, TN: Burglars flee with 45 weapons from gun outlet

Memphis, TN: Police investigating Gun Theft at UPS Sorting Facility, 12 guns stolen

Fort Walton Beach, FL: Opossum breaks into liquor store, gets drunk as a skunk

Zales Jewelers in the Westchester, White Plains, NY reported a Distraction Theft on 12/3, item valued at $6,999

Sentencings & Arrests

Philadelphia, PA: Penn State Football recruit charged with robbing a Wawa of $13,600
Isheem Young, 18 was arraigned Friday night on counts of robbery, conspiracy, firearms violations and related offenses. Bail was set at $150,000. Young allegedly robbed a Wawa in Philadelphia on July 30 while armed with a black revolver. He reportedly took $13,600 in cash from the store's safe. Young's brother, who is reportedly the Manager of the Wawa, helped him with the robbery and the two were also allegedly aided by a getaway driver. nydailynews.com

Queens, NY: Two Charged in Cell Phone Store Burglaries; possible connection to 14 other crimes
Two Brooklyn men have been charged with stealing $3,000 worth of iPhones from three Queens mobile phone stores--including one in Jackson Heights- within four hours on last Tuesday. The incidents are believed to be part of a widespread pattern, where similar crimes have taken place at 14 cellphone stores across the borough. jacksonheightspost.com

Rockland, ME: Grand Jury indicts 5 in attempted Robbery of a Brinks Truck in Camden

Hamden, CT: Man sentenced to 20 years for Game X Armed Robbery

Las Vegas, NV: Police Arrest Suspect responsible for 17 Robberies


Miami, FL: Officials investigate possible Arson fire at corner grocery store


Adult Store - Wilmington, NC - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Fairfield, ME - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Charleston, SC - Armed Robbery

C-Store - Modesto, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - College Station, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Ames, IA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Winston-Salem, NC - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Willits, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Temple, TX - Armed Robbery
Check 'n Go - Lexington, KY - Robbery
Dollar General - Hewitt, TX - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Oak Grove, TN - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Victorville, CA - Armed Robbery
Dollar Tree - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Dry Cleaner - South Brunswick, NJ - Armed Robbery
Gun Store - Murfreesboro, TN - Burglary
Kohl's - Boardman, OH - Robbery
Liquor Store - Costa Mesa, CA - Robbery
McDonald's - Council Bluffs, IA- Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Fayetteville, NC - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Brookville, OH - Armed Robbery
Popeyes Restaurant - Whitehall Township, PA - Robbery

Restaurant - Santa Clarita, CA - Burglary
Speedway - Greenville, NC - Armed Robbery
Vape Store - Eugene, OR - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Macedonia, OH - Robbery
7-Eleven - Madison, WI - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
27 robberies
2 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings




None to report.

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The Assistant Vice President, Global Executive Protection and Physical Security develops and executes ongoing strategies to minimize risks to the senior level executives of the organization as well as assists in ensuring the successful strategy and implementation of global Home Office Campus and Corporate buildings premises security and life and safety operations...

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The Regional Loss Prevention Director will lead Loss Prevention programs for designated Districts and Stores within assigned Region. Reviews Loss Prevention program processes in stores to drive shrink reduction and bottom line profits. Provides leadership to LP teams and stores in the management of critical incidents...

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Area LP Manager - Nor Cal
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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 and protect company assets and make recommendations to improve inventory shrinkage, safety and overall store controls...

Store Loss Prevention Manager
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Store Loss Prevention Managers are responsible for leading Loss Prevention functions within a specific location and for partnering with Store Operations in an effort to prevent company loss. You will be responsible for driving company objectives in profit and loss control, sales performance, customer satisfaction, and shrink results...

Regional Manager Loss Prevention, Audit & Firearms Compliance
Indianapolis, IN

The Regional Loss Prevention Manager is responsible for the control and reduction of shrinkage at the stores in their Territory. Investigates and resolves all matters that jeopardize or cause a loss to the company's assets...

District Asset Protection Manager - Detroit/Saginaw
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Amazing opportunity! High profile, fast paced district available for a Multi-Unit Asset Protection professional with operational savvy or a General Manager passionate about Asset Protection and Safety. As the District Asset Protection Manager you will lead administration of Asset Protection programs and training for an assigned district in order to drive sales, profits, and a customer service culture...

Loss Prevention Investigator
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The Loss Prevention Investigator is responsible for utilizing proper investigative techniques and act as the primary liaison with field operations management. Conducts investigations into cash losses, deposit shortages, associate theft, overall shrinkage, and other matters...

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District Asset Protection Manager - Metro NY and Long Island, NY
Garden City, NY

Amazing opportunity! High profile, fast paced district available for a Multi-Unit Asset Protection professional with operational savvy or a General Manager passionate about Asset Protection and Safety. As the District Asset Protection Manager you will lead administration of Asset Protection programs and training for an assigned district in order to drive sales, profits, and a customer service culture...

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"Keep It Simple." What a phrase that we've all heard a million times and, quite frankly, most of us don't take it seriously enough. So many tend to over think and over do that, at times, we just don't get things done. Ken Blanchard said in one of his books that if you expect or even want perfection, you'll never get anything done. We all tend to over think and in our desire to do what's best, we can get lost in details and stand in the way of moving forward - most of which is as a result of just plainly not having enough confidence in one's self to just risk it and go for it. Hesitation is human nature and wanting to make sure you get things exactly perfect - well somebody's going to pass you by with the answer - that's simple, but brilliant. So keep it simple and have faith in the bird on your shoulder.

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