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Top Hires & Promotions

Protos Security Hires Peter Platten as Senior VP of Sales & Strategic Accounts
Jeremy Henderson promoted to AVP, Dir of Investigations & Safety for TJX Companies, Inc.
Daniel Edward Cruz, CFI promoted to Director, AP - Remote Operations - Louis Vuitton for LVMH
Tim Humble named Director of Loss Prevention for Daniel's Jewelers

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Special Reports - Surveys - Studies

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NRF PROTECT In-Person Conference Cancelled for June 

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related executive orders continue to have a profound impact on the viability of in-person events into 2021.  Read more

Why 2020 Was One of the Most Violent Years in Decades

Sadly, 2020 was the deadliest year in United States history, primarily due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more

Retailers welcome swift action from Biden White House to combat COVID-19

Biden's moves Wednesday mark the strongest White House endorsement of the best-known methods of thwarting the pandemic outside of a vaccine.  Read more

30,000-Foot View of D.C. Security 

A seven-foot-high, unscalable fence encircled the Capitol. Armed National Guard troops patroled the area, and military vehicles were on streets.  Read more

Retailers Upping Security Investment, Presence

On-site security guards, first-aid instruction and alliances with local law enforcement are some of the precautions companies are taking.  Read more

Improper Pat Down in Home Depot LP Office Results in Shooting Death of PD Officer

At the center of the suit is the allegation that security officers at the retailer "failed to perform an adequate search."  Read more

Biden to Sign Sweeping Executive Orders Day 1 - Overturning Trump on a Number of Issues

In his second week on the job, Biden plans to take additional actions related to criminal justice reform, among other things.  Read more

NRF Big Show Chapter 2 in NYC Goes Virtual
NRF Issues Statement about Changes to NRF 2021: Retail's Big Show

"After successfully launching the popular and virtual Chapter 1 of Big Show this month, we are preparing to return online in June."  Read more

Secret Service launches massive security operation to protect Biden inauguration

The accelerated timetable has also allowed authorities to fortify the city and deploy officers in anticipation of potential violence on Sunday.  Read more

D&D Daily's Most Read & Top Stories

DOJ Court Filing: "The insurrection is still in progress"

The prosecutors' assessment comes as prosecutors and federal agents have begun bringing more serious charges tied to violence at the Capitol.  Read more

Some big US pharmacies will not check ID before administering COVID-19 vaccines

Many U.S. pharmacies, including those inside Kroger Co supermarkets and the drugstore chain of CVS Health Corp, say they will not be checking IDs before administering COVID-19 vaccines.   Read more

About 20,000 National Guardsmen could arrive in Washington, officials say

An additional 5,000 members of the National Guard could arrive to support Inauguration Day security in Washington, city officials said Wednesday.  Read more

Dollar General Will Pay Workers to Get Vaccine

Dollar General Corp. is offering workers extra pay to encourage them to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as quickly as possible.  Read more

Amazon is removing some right-wing militia and QAnon merchandise

Amazon said on Tuesday that it had begun taking down product listings for merchandise featuring the logos of two right-wing militia groups.  Read more

FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests

The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.  Read more

Here Come the Pharmacies
Trump Administration Recommends Vaccines Available
to Anyone 65+ & Preexisting Conditions

In an interview on ABC's Good Morning America Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that policy has changed, effective immediately.  Read more

Police Reassess Security for Inauguration & Demonstrations After Capitol Attack

Security experts warned this weekend that some far-right extremist groups have now started to focus attention on Inauguration Day.  Read more

Retailers Preparing to Save the Day
Right Now It's All About Speed & Safety

With the drug store industry waiting on vaccine shipments the retail industry has an historical opportunity to come to the nations rescue.  Read more

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Top News

Darkmarket: World's largest illegal dark web marketplace taken down

DarkMarket, the world's largest illegal marketplace on the dark web, has been taken offline in an international operation.  Read more

SolarWinds Hires Top Talent in Wake of Massive Breach

Former CISA chief Chris Krebs has been brought in alongside ex-Facebook CSO Alex Stamos to help improve security.  Read more

DHS Warns Businesses about Data Services and Equipment from Firms Linked to Chinese Government

DHS recently issued a business advisory to American businesses warning of risks associated with the use of data services and equipment.  Read more

International Cyber Sweep - Major Global Takedown
Cybercriminals' favourite VPNs taken down

The VPN services provided safe haven for cybercriminals to carry out ransomware attacks, web skimming operations, spearphishing, and account takeovers.  Read more

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Canadian Company Creates Social Distancing Traffic Management Platform to Help Retailers Manage Crowds

Basically, like a traffic light on a roadway, the TraffikFlo app is connected to a sign that tells customers if it is okay for them to enter a store.  Read more

Ontario must cut COVID-19 cases to 1,000 daily to lift lockdowns, medical officer says

COVID-19 cases in Ontario must fall below 1,000 per day before lockdown measures can be lifted, the province's top doctor said Monday.  Read more

Liquor Mart thefts plummet 97.5% at stores once reeling from shoplifters

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard seeking bail on U.S. charges of sex trafficking, racketeering

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Organized Retail Crime
2020 YTD
 

919 cases YTD

Q3 2020 ORC Report

Mid-Year.Q2 2020 ORC Report

Q1 2020 ORC Report

Retail Robberies
2021 YTD

358 robberies & burglaries

Q3 2020 Robbery Report

Mid-Year/Q2 Robbery Report

Q1 2020 Robbery Report

Retail Violent Deaths

2020

381 total deaths YTD

Q3 Retail Fatalities Report

 

Q2/Mid-Year Retail Fatalities Report

 

Q1 Retail Violent

Death Report

Monthly Robberies & Violence January

  • Week 1 - 92 robberies, 27 burglaries, 3 shootings, 1 killed

  • Week 2 - 90 robberies, 24 burglaries, 1 shooting, 2 killed

  • Week 3 - 60 robberies, 33 burglaries, 1 shooting, 0 killed

  • Week 4 - 21 robberies, 9 burglaries, 0 shootings, 0 killed

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Burglars raid Balenciaga flagship store in Manhattan; $60,000 loss

A crew of burglars raided the Balenciaga flagship store on the Upper East Side Tuesday.  Read more

Tipton County, TN: Suspects wanted in identity theft ring spanning across the Mid-South

Investigators say the main stores targeted are Best Buy, Target, JC Penney and Kohl's.  Read more

West Valley, UT: Woman arrested after shoplifting more than $20K merchandise from Costco stores

"The suspect confessed to committing all of the shoplifting to total over $20,000 and that she would exchange the merchandise for drugs."  Read more

Morgan Hill, CA: Two arrested in multiple Ulta Beauty burglaries

Police in Morgan Hill have made two arrests in a crime spree that involved two beauty store burglaries, a carjacking and a pursuit.  Read more

Sherman, TX: Shoplifters target T-Mobile in $13,000 theft

Police are looking for four men suspected of stealing merchandise valued at $13,000 from the T-Mobile store at Sherman Town Center.  Read more

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