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Industry Veteran Robert Bull Takes on Expanded Role with ADT/Protection 1

Robert “Bobby” Bull, best known as the prior President of Cam Connections, Inc. (CCI) and most recently as Vice President of CCI Sales for ADT/Protection 1, now assumes added responsibilities as Vice President of Integrated Video Solutions for the company.

Bobby first joined the industry shortly after graduating from ITT Institute in 1998 as a service technician for Sensormatic Electronics Corporation. In 2002, he took a position with CCI and quickly advanced through the ranks. Bobby was promoted to service manager in 2003 and in 2007, he was named vice president of technology before becoming president of CCI in 2011. He held that position until CCI was acquired by Protection 1 in June 2015.

Bobby continues to be actively involved with the Loss Prevention Research Council as a platinum sponsor and a member of its Board of Advisors. As one of the LPRC's founding solution-provider partners, Bobby and his team have helped add value not only to the research council's mission, but to the LP industry as a whole.

In his expanded role, Bobby will work with the National Accounts Sales Teams to help promote and deliver deployment strategies for a wider solutions set to include advanced video and access control systems across ADT/Protection 1’s considerable enterprise customer base. Bobby’s initial focus will be in the retail sector working with Vice President of Retail Sales Rex Gillette. He will also continue to lead the CCI sales team along with Garret King, Regional IS Manager.

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David Snyder named VP, IT Security & Compliance for The Vitamin Shoppe
David was previously the Senior Director - IT Security, Networking & Communications for Total Wine & More for over a year, and before that he was their Director of Information Security. During his 22 plus years of work experience, he's held a variety of information security related positions including Director of IT Security & Compliance for Fragomen Worldwide, Data Security Officer for The Madison Square Garden Company, Director of Information Security for Bed Bath & Beyond, Manager of Information Security Engineering for The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Manager of Systems Administration & Engineering for Inrange Technologies/General Signal Networks and Supervisor of Systems Administration & Development for Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. Congratulations David!

Josh Connors promoted to Sr. Director, Asset Analytics & Insights for CVS Health
Josh was previously the Director of Pharmacy Returns for over eight years for CVS Health before taking this promotion. He was also a Director of Customer Operations for Retail Solutions for eight years prior to joining the CVS Health team in 2009. Congratulations Josh!

John Carr promoted to Director of Asset Protection for
Hannaford Supermarkets

John was previously the Manager of Fresh Operations - Eastern Division for the retailer and has been with Hannaford Supermarkets for 25 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Government from the University of Maine. Congratulations John!

Donovan McGee promoted to IT Director for Genuine Parts Company
Donovan was previously the Enterprise Database Manager for the auto parts retailer for over four years. He's held a variety of positions throughout his 22 years of work experience including Senior Programmer for First National Bank, System Analyst for Q-Data Consulting, Project Lead/Senior Technical Lead for Computer Sciences Corporation (South Africa), Director of Operations/Oracle Instructor for Technology Center Inc., Contract Oracle OCP Instructor for Oracle Corporation, Senior Database Administrator for Donovan Data Systems and System Integration Specialist/Senior DBA/Team Lead for iHealth Technologies. Donovan earned his Bachelor of Commerce in Business Computer Science from University of KwaZulu-Natal. Congratulations Donovan!

Matt Dokman named Information Security Director for Hallmark Cards
Matt was previously the Technical Manger, Information Security for over four years for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Prior to working there, he held a variety of Information Security/IT/Risk Manager positions including Manager - Information Security Governance for Alliance Data, Operations Risk Manager and IT Risk Manager for JPMorgan Chase, Information Security Manager for PNC Bank and Systems Specialist for University of Pittsburgh. Matt earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration and his Masters of Science in Telecommunications from University of Pittsburgh. Congratulations Matt!

Omar Lara promoted to Manager of Corporate Security & Fire/Life Safety for Ross Stores
Omar was previously the Corporate Security Supervisor - Los Angeles for the retailer and has worked for Ross Stores since 2012, holding various position including Store Protection Specialist, College Recruit Operations Manager and Area LP Manager in Training. Omar earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from California State University Los Angeles. Congratulations Omar!

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Old Navy Receives 'Hope Award' from National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
So proud to be part of Old Navy and Gap Inc. team. We received the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children "Hope Award" recently and it is among my proudest moments. I love working at an organization that is not only successful but also "does more than sell clothes."
-Chris Nelson, VP Loss Prevention at Gap Inc./Old Navy

Opioid Addiction Fueling Retail Theft
85% of Drug Overdoses Linked to Gift Card Fraud in One City
Facial Recognition and Other Deterrents Helping to Stem the Tide

While shoplifting continues to be, for the most part, an opportunistic crime, professional shoplifters who steal solely for resale or profit now comprise 10% of the total dollar losses due to shoplifting. These professionals include hardened criminals who steal as a lifestyle, international shoplifting gangs who steal for profit, and drug addicts who steal to feed their habits.

DRUG PROBLEM: With more than two million Americans now addicted to prescription pain killers and another 600,000 suffering from a substance use disorder involving heroin, that last group is particularly troubling. To feed their drug habits, opioid and heroin addicts often steal from large retail stores, then return the stolen merchandise (with no receipt) in exchange for gift cards. The gift cards are then resold on the street, with the resulting cash used to buy drugs. While no nationwide research showing the connection between opioid addiction and shoplifting has been conducted to date, many police departments have direct experience dealing with this trend. Over a three-month period in 2017, for example, the Knoxville, Tenn., police department found that almost 85% of drug overdoses were directly linked to gift cards.

To counter these trends, both the police and retailers have begun to take a more aggressive approach with regard to shoplifting. Retailers, for their part, are improving store layout and displays to make it easier for staff to exercise surveillance, and upgrading security by restricting unaccompanied minors and keeping nigh-value items in locked displays. Police and retailers are also increasingly working together, forming task forces and establishing early-warning systems to stem organized shoplifting activity.

FACIAL RECOGNITION: Another effective deterrent has been facial recognition software, which uses image processing and machine learning algorithms to match a photo of an unidentified person (known as a probe photo) against a database of photos of identified persons who previously have been convicted of shoplifting or other crimes. The face identification algorithms in the software then produce a list of possible matches, with each match having a score that indicates the quality or likelihood of a match. The police use that list to either rule out or further investigate each match, just as they would with any other investigative lead.

While facial recognition software has been available for more than a decade, it has become a more viable tool for targeting shoplifters as prices have dropped and the technology has improved. Advances such as deep learning have produced significant gains when processing probe photos which previously had been challenged by issues such as low resolution, poor lighting, motion blur, off-angle faces, and the presence of facial hair, glasses, or hats.

PRIVACY ISSUES: Facial recognition software does exactly what investigators normally would do, albeit faster and with a higher degree of accuracy. Nevertheless, the technology has come in for its share of criticism from those who worry that it represents a threat to personal privacy. Given that, it may be important for retailers and the police to make the public aware that facial recognition software is in use, and that facial recognition searches by law enforcement are focused on known offenders and suspects in crimes.

Collierville, TN: Woman Says She Was Racially Profiled, Accused of Shoplifting and Handcuffed at Victoria’s Secret Store
A Victoria’s Secret store in the Carriage Crossing mall in Collierville, Tenn., has issued an apology and offered a $100 gift card to a customer who was handcuffed and accused of shoplifting Monday after attempting to return an item to have a security tag removed. Instead of simply having the tag removed from her item, Jovita Jones Cage had the cops called on her by the store’s manager, and Cage says she was racially profiled.

“She got the receipts out and was able to find the right one and remove the sensor. I told her she could keep the bag there because I was going to go shopping around the store,” Cage said, in an interview with WREG.

As Cage continued shopping, she noticed a Collierville police officer enter the store. The officer approached her, and asked the store manager if she was the one they’d called about. It was then that the officer handcuffed Cage and told her she was under arrest for shoplifting.

Cage contends she was treated harshly because she’s black and was in tears even after the cop realized she wasn’t shoplifting. Even though Cage did nothing wrong, the cop escorted her out of the store and told her she was banned from returning.

Victoria’s Secret issued a statement about the incident and said the store manager has been fired: “We are sincerely sorry for the experience Ms. Jones Cage had in our store. Bottom line, we made a mistake, and we do not tolerate this behavior. Our head of stores has been trying to reach Ms. Jones Cage to personally apologize for her experience. Victoria’s Secret is adamant that all customers be treated with dignity and respect. We have investigated the matter, and the associate involved is no longer employed with our brand. In addition, we are meeting with every associate in the store to reinforce our values and policies. We are committed to delivering an excellent shopping experience to every customer, every time … we have work to do – and we are dedicated to this mission.”

Walmart Sues Sr. VP, Top Tax Executive for Jumping to Amazon
Walmart Inc. sued its former chief tax officer for violating her employment agreement by defecting to online rival Amazon Inc., the latest broadside in the slugfest between the two retail giants.

Lisa Wadlin, Walmart’s senior vice president and top tax executive, wrongfully left the Bentonville, Arkansas-based chain last month to move to Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, Walmart officials said Wednesday in a lawsuit. They’re seeking to stop Wadlin from taking the Amazon position until May 2020 and bar her from handing over “sensitive business information obtained at Walmart.”

Three New Fitting Room Solutions to Be Launched at NRF Protect by CONTROLTEK
CONTROLTEK, an emerging leader in retail product protection, will launch three new asset protection solutions designed for fitting rooms at the next week’s NRF Protect conference in Dallas - at Booth #615.

“Fitting rooms continue to be a challenge for asset protection teams,” said Tom Meehan, CONTROLTEK’s Chief Strategy Officer. “That’s why we are launching three new solutions designed to deter and decrease shrink in them. Our new Apparelguard solution is a magnet detector which alerts the staff to the presence of an illegal magnetic detacher. The Count-It solution is the counter which enables the store associates to know how many people went through the fitting room, and Detect-It is a deterrence solution designed to discourage shoplifters from attempting to remove EAS and RFID tags in the fitting room.”

Checkpoint Systems’ Demonstrating Eight Loss Prevention, Merchandise Visibility Retail Solutions at NRF Protect June 11-13
Checkpoint Systems, a leading global supplier of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS), RFID solutions and Alpha High-Theft Solutions for the retail industry, today announced that it will make a donation to the LP Benevolent Fund for each of the first 400 product demonstrations at Booth #1207 it provides to retailers from June 11 -13 at NRF Protect.

The Loss Prevention Foundation established the LP Benevolent Fund as a way to offer assistance to the families of LP professionals who have lost their lives while conducting the duties of their profession.

Why 'intention and tone' are useful techniques for LP interviews
Facilitating communication through body language

The way a loss prevention specialist conducts and manages themselves during an interrogation makes a huge difference in how many accurate, honest details they’re able to extract to support their investigation versus how little cooperation they get.

That’s also true for human resources specialists trying to choose the right person to hire, as well as store managers trying to keep an unhappy customer from escalating into verbal or physical violence.

These are occupational challenges that arise every day. Handled in an ineffective way, they can cause harm and cost retailers considerable financial losses. That is why more and more retailers are trying to move the odds in their favor by hiring body language consultants to help enhance job training.

Lisa Mitchell, founder of Power Body Language, is one such consultant. With 17 years of corporate operations experience, Mitchell’s scientifically based behavioral approach to managing challenging face-to-face interactions is based on the ability to read the body language of people. The skills she teaches to corporate-level executives can be passed down to employees at the regional, district and store levels.

Mitchell will lead a session on ways to quickly move toward positive communication results at the NRF PROTECT conference in Dallas, June 11-13.

Why More Employers Should Provide 'Mental Health First Aid'
Everyone knows that first-aid training saves lives - which is why it’s a common component of many companies’ wellness efforts. Yet few organizational leaders choose to educate their workforces about mental illness, a set of conditions that cause more lost workdays and impairment than arthritis, asthma, back pain, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Employee mental health and substance abuse issues cost U.S. employers between $80 billion and $100 billion a year, according to NIMH. Moreover, workers experiencing unresolved depression are estimated to encounter a 35 percent drop in their productivity, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Global counterfeits to reach almost $3 trillion in value, says INTA
The global value of counterfeit and pirated goods could reach $2.8 trillion by 2022, according to the International Trademark Association (INTA). This figure will show a vast increase from the $1.13 trillion value in 2013. Key factors leading to this increase are online sales of counterfeit goods and digital piracy.

Tish Berard, INTA president, said: “Counterfeiters are becoming so adept at producing and selling counterfeit goods that it is frequently difficult for shoppers to distinguish real versus fake.”

Germany: Amazon criticized for destroying returned items and new products
Ecommerce giant Amazon is massively destroying returned items and new products. And through Amazon, external vendors also get rid of their unsold goods. All kinds of products are destroyed in German logistics warehouses on a large scale, such as refrigerators, washing machines, cell phones, mattresses and more.

This is shown by research from the German television show Frontal21 and magazine Wirtschaftswoche. They have based their conclusion on internal product lists, pictures and statements made by Amazon employees. The German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety says it’s a huge scandal.

Walmart, Visa Resume Lobbying Battle Over Credit-Card Rules
Lobbyists for Walmart Inc. and other retailers are joining forces with companies that process payments in the latest battle over the $90 billion that U.S. merchants pay banks annually to process credit and debit-card charges.

Trade groups including the National Retail Federation announced Thursday that they’ve joined with Washington advocates for companies such as First Data Corp. They want regulators and lawmakers to give more companies a say in setting standards for card security and new payment technologies.

Potential H&M Class Action Lawsuit Over Unpaid Security Bag Checks
A former H&M employee has sought certification for a 10,000-member California unpaid wages lawsuit, alleging that the fashion chain violated California law by failing to pay for time spent in security bag checks.

'Recipe for disaster': Oklahoma's Incarceration Rate now No. 1 in U.S.
The state's incarceration rate is 1,079 per 100,000 people, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. Taking the top position from Louisiana also makes Oklahoma the global leader in incarceration.

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U.S. Cybersecurity Worker Shortage is Widespread & Expanding
The demand for cybersecurity workers across the United State continues to grow, according to new data from CyberSeek. Nationally, said the report, there were 301,873 cybersecurity job openings in the private and public sectors during the 12-month period between April 2017 and March 2018. This included 13,610 openings in the public sector.

The total employed U.S. cybersecurity workforce in the relevant 12 months is 768,096, the report said.

The new data from CyberSeek – a joint development of CompTIA and Burning Glass Technologies comes on the heels of a new government report that calls for immediate and sustained improvements in the country’s cybersecurity workforce.

“The cybersecurity talent shortage is widespread, impacting all 50 states” said Matthew Sigelman, chief executive officer at Burning Glass Technologies. “In every state, the employed cybersecurity workforce would have to grow by over 50 percent to align with the market average supply and demand ratio.”

Have Stores in Colorado?
New Colorado Breach Notification Rules Signed Into Law

If your company has customers in Colorado, get ready to revamp your policies notifying victims of a data breach. Last week, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law requirements for notification that are the most stringent in the nation.

Under the new law, if an individual's personal information is part of a breach, he must be notified within 30 days after discovery - no exceptions. In addition, the law, passed with bipartisan support, broadens the definition of personally identifying information to including health care and financial data.

Notification requirements include telling affected individuals which data was released and the estimated data of the breach.

Study: Consumers expect more data security regulations
Growing frustration with how companies handle customer data

As if increasing data breaches aren’t enough, the unauthorized pilfering of 87 million Facebook users’ data by political data firm Cambridge Analytica in March, has put Americans’ awareness of data privacy at an all-time high. These factors have 60% percent of respondents believing that the U.S. government should regulate how companies use consumer data, according to a study from Sailthru, a personalized marketing automation technology provider.

More than half of respondents do not trust brands to keep their data safe.

“Personal data is not simply property to be acquired, sold and resold, but is permanently and intimately connected with a person, so it must be treated thoughtfully and respectfully,” said Neil Lustig CEO of Sailthru.

Payouts to Hackers Increase
Companies Turning to 'Crowdsourced Security'

Bugcrowd has released the 2018 Bugcrowd State of Bug Bounty Report, which analyzes proprietary platform data collected from more than 700 crowdsourced security programs managed by the organization. The data includes all Bugcrowd platform data from April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

The report found an increase across the board in the number and severity of vulnerabilities, and payouts to hackers, making it clear that companies are turning to crowdsourced security to cope with a complex threat landscape.

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Face Recognition Offers Retailers a Fast and Dramatic ROI

Organized retail crime costs the retail industry $30 billion each year, and the D&D Daily just released figures showing that retail deaths are up 12% year-over-year. Loss prevention professionals work extremely hard to keep stores safe, but it's clear that the status quo isn't enough to stop ORC.

Face recognition offers the ability to prevent crimes before they occur, offering the fastest and most dramatic return on investment (ROI) of any retail security technology available. This 2-minute video shows how FaceFirst reduces external shrink by up to 34%, in-store violence by 91% and offers typical retailers a full return on their investment in less than one year.

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Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in EAS, High Theft and RFID solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and inventory accuracy in a growing omni-channel environment. Stuart Rosenthal, VP of Sales for High-Theft Solutions (also known as Alpha) and Carl Rysdon, VP of Sales for Inventory Control Solutions, which comprises EAS and RFID solutions, tell us how Checkpoint's recent acquisition by CCL Industries will benefit their customers, how their brand has stayed relevant over the years, and what new innovations they're bringing to the LP industry. *Filmed at "Live in NYC" at the NRF Big Show 2017

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The real cost of 'freeturns' for retailers?
In today's hyper-competitive online environment, ecommerce directors face a difficult choice when it comes to the thorny issue of online return policies. Despite being hugely appealing to consumers, free returns can have a catastrophic impact on retailers' margins. According to industry experts Clear Returns, the cost of processing online returns in the UK alone currently stands at 20bn pounds per year - an unsustainable figure, with very few businesses able to absorb return costs with ease.

It's not just that the shipping, cleaning and restocking of items is an incredibly time-consuming and costly process (it takes an average of six weeks to get a returned item back to shop 'floor', according to Forbes), but that items must also often be re-sold at a reduced price, due to being in less than mint condition or simply because, by the time they are processed, they could have become last-season's stock.

It's no surprise, then, that a recent survey of retailers conducted by Brightpearl found that
just over half (51%) agreed that their margins are being 'strongly impacted' by returns.

Of course, retailers do have the option of charging for online returns. But in doing so, they run the risk of alienating their customers, who may be deterred from making a purchase in the first place (negatively impacting conversion rates) and simply go to a more accommodating competitor instead.

Some 72% of online retailers are now concerned that the already significant impact on their margins from returns could worsen if the 'try-before-you-buy' trend - the biggest proponent of which is Klarna, the service launched in the UK by ASOS, which allows consumers to try on clothing without paying until they decide to keep it - becomes the norm.

Retailers now face a decision on whether the benefits of offering free returns, which include reduced basket abandonment, increased conversion rate and higher customer satisfaction and loyalty, outweigh the sizeable costs. Crucially, they also need to work out ways of reducing online return rates in the long-term.

4 signs bots may be stealing your ad dollars
Over 75% of ad fraud comes from bots that live on residential computers, allowing them to use real human IP addresses, copy their hosts' purchase and browser history and even mimic their keyboard strokes and mouse movements.

In spite of these bots' best efforts to hide themselves, their activity isn't completely undetectable. We know that certain behaviors and metrics increase a campaign's vulnerability to fraud, so you should be extra wary of a bot problem if any of the following four statements ring true:

1.) Your fraud rates stay the same between October and January

2.) You use a lot of audience extension sites

3.) You advertise a lot with video

4.) You're able to 'solve' fraud problems without seeing your traffic decrease

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"Fraud is not a person - it is a dynamic grouping of statistics that deviate from the norm."
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Joliet parolee was arrested for buying more than $150,000 worth of items from Menards, Lowes and Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores with fake checks
Billy L. Bailey has been on parole since Feb. 1, 2016, after being convicted in 2008 of possession and use of a firearm by felon and manufacture and delivery of a cocaine-like substance, according to state records. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison and was paroled after serving about 10 years. Roechner said from about February until June, Bailey allegedly engaged in a scheme to purchase high-end equipment from the stores using fake checks with no accounts. He said the police still are investigating the case and have recovered riding mowers, wood flooring and dryers.

Dallas, TX: Woman Wanted For Shoplifting $20K In Merchandise from Clothing Store
Dallas Police released surveillance images Thursday of a woman investigators said grabbed $20,000 worth of merchandise off the counter of a Northwest Dallas clothing store. Police said the crime happened on May 28, 2018 around 6:30 p.m., at a clothing store on Sherry Lane. Police said the woman wandered around the store as if she was shopping before grabbing and going.

Salem, OR: ID Thief pleads guilty to hitting Zales and Kay Jewelers for $13,000
A Klamath Falls woman has been ordered to pay nearly $13,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to stealing a Marion County woman’s identity to make jewelry purchases. Brandy Lynn Getz, 42, pleaded guilty May 24 in Marion County Circuit Court to aggravated first-degree theft and two counts of ID theft and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation. As a condition of probation, Getz must pay $4,310 to Kay Jewelers and $8,723 to Zales Jewelers for merchandise fraudulently-purchased in February of 2016.

Oklahoma City, OK: Police searching for “Bic Bandit” accused of stealing over $2,000 worth of cigarette lighters
Authorities say 61-year-old Paul Maxey has allegedly stolen over $2,000 worth of cigarette lighters from various convenience stores throughout the metro. The suspect would allegedly go inside the stores and steal the entire trays of lighters and then run out of the store. Police say Maxey has 16 Oklahoma City warrants for larceny of merchandise.

Wasilla, AK: $1,500 of stolen Home Depot merchandise turns up on Facebook
WPD received a report of $1,500 of merchandise stolen from Home Depot which was shoplifted and subsequently put up for sale on Facebook later that day.

Louisville, KY: Woman charged with shoplifting from several Mall St. Matthews stores; items stolen from Victoria ‘s Secret, New York & Company, and Garage, total valued of over $500

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Shootings, Threats & Deaths

Indianapolis, IN: Person accused in Dollar General Homicide provides Alibi, police back to square one
When metro police released video of the robber suspected of shooting and killing a store clerk, several anonymous tips came in giving them leads on the case. The homicide occurred at the Dollar General Store on Emerson Way on Indianapolis' east side. On Memorial Day weekend, still photos from surveillance video show the suspect inside the store for about 30 minutes. Then while customers, including children, were in the store, the robber reportedly shot and killed Dollar General Assistant Manager Brian Eure. His mother and wife pleaded for the public’s help during this interview with Eyewitness News shortly after his murder. Detectives showed witnesses a photo lineup, the different witnesses picked out the same man, naming 51-year-old Douglas Cobbs as the robber. But Cobbs provided an airtight alibi proving he was on an airplane that was headed to Las Vegas at the time of the murder.

Florence, SC: Magnolia Mall closes early Thursday while Police investigate threat
Florence Police responded to Magnolia Mall Thursday evening after a threat was called in, according to Florence Police Lt. Mike Brandt. Brandt said a man called and stated he intended to harm people inside the mall, as well as himself. Law enforcement found no evidence of a violent act following a search of the mall. The mall will reopen this morning.

Omaha, NE: Customer pumping gas shot and killed outside Bucky’s C-Store

Nashville, TN: Kroger parking lot Drive-By Shooting injures 2

Robberies & Thefts

Mobile, AL: Shell C-Store burglarized for the 7th time in a few months
Surveillance video of the latest burglary at the Shell Station at Shillinger and Grelot Roads shows a man piling cigarettes onto a sheet or blanket on the floor, pulling the corners together and leaving. It's almost exactly what two men did back in February at this same store. In fact, owner Kenny Pyle says his store has been hit seven times in the past few months.

Georgetown, KY: Kentucky State Trooper accused of stealing $40,000 worth of guns and ammo
In 2015, Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert 'Mitch' Harris was suspended for charging overtime for a shift he didn't actually work. Harris was taken off the road and reassigned to KSP's Supply Branch. Harris wasn't the only one charged in the alleged guns and ammo crime ring. According to indictments, Harris turned the stolen goods over to former KSP Colonel Mike Crawford and to the Scott County Coroner, John Goble. Between the guns and 200 boxes of ammo, the total summed up to about $40,000.

New Orleans, LA: Couple steals a TV from a Pawn Shop, immediately pawns it at the same store
Don Adams and Dana Francois-Carter were identified from security footage taken from inside the pawn shop. Carter was then seen walking to the electronics aisle of the business and removing a television from the shelf. She was then seen removing the sale price stickers from the television and brought it to the front counter to pawn it. Adams then pawned the TV for $175 using his identification card.

Jones County, MS: Two men and the Co-Owner of Royal Western Wear arrested after 2nd store Burglary

Eau Claire, WI: Plea deal struck in Burglaries of T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon stores

Mesa, AZ: 2 Police Officers on leave due to use of force investigation involving teen involved in Armed Robbery

Pigeon Forge, TN: Jeweler IDs alleged burglar by his tattoo

UK: Gloucestershire: CCTV released after assault, thefts and incidents at Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons; Burglaries in the Cotswolds and distraction thefts at Poundland among alleged crimes in Gloucestershire being investigated by Police

Sentencings & Charges

Mercer, PA: Defendant sentenced to 18 to 40 years for shooting coworker at Hermitage Walmart
The defendant who pleaded guilty to shooting his co-worker at Walmart in Hermitage was sentenced to 18 to 40 years in a correctional facility. Zachary McClimans was sentenced Thursday in the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas. In April, McClimans pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the shooting of Jayson Hall at the store in November of 2016. McClimans told police that he was transitioning his gender and felt threatened by Hall, his co-worker. Police said he returned to the store after his shift and shot Hall four times.

Willingboro Township, NJ: Man gets 24 years for fatal shooting at C-Store
Eramus Canty, 34, of Ridgewood Way, admitted in court earlier this year that he robbed the Quick N Go store on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and when attendant Matthew Mwinsori chased after him, there was a struggle and he shot him.

Southampton Township, NJ: Wawa Armed Robber sentenced to 20 years; robbed the same store in 2006

UK: West Yorkshire, England: Aldi shoplifter with 70 convictions for 120 offences sentenced to 16 months


Robberies and Burglaries
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BP – Charlottesville, NC – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Colorado Springs, CO – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Sioux Falls, SD – Armed Robbery
Circle K – Richland County, SC – Armed Robbery
CVS – Hot Springs, AR – Armed Robbery
Dollar General – Clarksville, TN – Armed Robbery
Dunkin' Donuts – Virginia Beach, VA – Armed Robbery
Dunkin' Donuts -Bronx, NY – Robbery
Gas Station – Mobile, AL – Burglary / 7th Burglary
Pawn Shop – Chicago, IL – Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Dyersburg, TN – Robbery
Pharmacy – Stillwater, OK – Armed Robbery
Pharmacy – Bronx, NY – Robbery
QuikTrip – Broken Arrow, OK - Armed Robbery
Salon – Bronx, NY – Robbery
Salon – Jacksonville, FL – Armed Robbery/ Owner shot and wounded

Daily Totals:
15 robberies
1 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killing


Weekly Totals:
72 robberies
25 burglaries
5 shootings
2 killings

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Protects company assets and increases profitability through the analysis, response and management of various data across a broad spectrum of internal financial and technology resources such as Exception Reporting, Sales Audit, FP&A, IT and Loss Prevention. The Loss Prevention Analyst works cross-functionally in a dynamic, fast paced and demanding environment providing critical guidance to the organization’s asset protection and profit improvement initiatives...

Loss Prevention Analyst
Richmond, VA

Protects company assets and increases profitability through the analysis, response and management of various data across a broad spectrum of internal financial and technology resources such as Exception Reporting, Sales Audit, FP&A, IT and Loss Prevention. The Loss Prevention Analyst works cross-functionally in a dynamic, fast paced and demanding environment providing critical guidance to the organization’s asset protection and profit improvement initiatives...

Field Loss Prevention Manager
Philadelphia, PA

● Manages and coordinates Loss Prevention and Safety Programs intended to protect Staples assets and ensure a safe work environment within Staples Retail locations

● Manages Loss Prevention initiatives and programs on facility levels which may include a combination of locations within a geographical area; travel required...

Senior Asset Protection Specialist
Santa Monica, CA

This job contributes to REI’s success by mitigating and reducing shrink (including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and products in a specified retail store...

Senior Asset Protection Specialist - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

This job contributes to REI’s success by mitigating and reducing shrink (including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and products in a specified retail store...

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