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Moving Up

Melissa Mitchell, CFI, LPC named Director of Asset Protection for MAPCO Express
Larry Carroll named Vice President, Asset Protection for Casey's General Stores
Chris Rathgeb promoted to VP of AP & Safety Risk Management for Paradies Lagardère
George Burns promoted to Assistant VP of Loss Prevention & Safety for Pep Boys

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Special Reports - Surveys - Studies

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LP's Opportunity to Shine as 'Revenue Preservers'
Managing Risk, Business Continuity and Resiliency During a Pandemic

Physical security leaders - increasingly mandated to keep facilities safe and operational during the pandemic - are being propelled into a unique position to become revenue preservers for their business.  Read more

 

FBI Sees Rise in Online Shopping Scams

The FBI says that an increasing number of victims are being directed to fraudulent websites via social media platforms and popular online search engines.  Read more

Defund the police, COVID-19 lead to biggest police budget cuts in decade

Nearly half of 258 agencies surveyed this month are reporting that funding has already been slashed or is expected to be reduced.  Read more

Homicide Spike Hits Most Large U.S. Cities,
While Robberies Drop 11% as More People Stay Home

A Wall Street Journal analysis of crime statistics among the nation's 50 largest cities found that reported homicides were up 24% so far this year, to 3,612.  Read more

Lord & Taylor, Men's Wearhouse owner file for bankruptcy

Many of the companies that have filed for Chapter 11 in recent weeks were already struggling, but the forced closure of stores in March pushed them to the brink.  Read more

Academic-Led Report Calls for Retailers to Adopt
More Strategic Use of Video Analytics

ECR Retail Loss Group reports retailers should rethink their near $2B annual spending on video as an integrated business tool rather than just a security blanket.  Read more

Kroger Ranked Top Performer in 2 Measures in Axios Harris Poll 100

"The dual crises of COVID-19 and racial injustice have only accelerated Kroger's long-standing commitment to supporting our associates, customers & communities."  Read more

Bezos 'Stumbled' & 'Kind Of' Committed to Working with Law Enforcement When Grilled

Bezos also defended the company's history of fighting counterfeit sales and even stolen goods.  Read more

 

CNBC: Op-Ed: Congress must address organized retail crime at Big Tech hearing

To protect the safety of associates working in retail stores and ensure that consumers shopping online are not at risk of buying stolen or counterfeit products, Congress must intervene.  Read more

Shoppers Are Scared Most of Malls
Consumers' Retail Fears Aren't Fading

Shopping malls, warehouse clubs and big box retailers may have more of an uphill battle with 32% feeling unsafe visiting shopping malls.  Read more

 

Harvard Coronavirus Experts Say 13 States Need to Lock Down Now

report released this week by the Trump administration's coronavirus task force warns that 21 states are now in the "red zone".  Read more

 

NIST: New Facial Recognition Algorithms May Be Able to ID People Wear Masks

NIST tested 89 commercial facial recognition algorithms for the 'Ongoing Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) Part 6A.  Read more

Operation Legend Expanded to Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee

Operation Legend is a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local law enforcement.  Read more

 

Rite Aid deployed facial recognition systems in hundreds of U.S. stores

Rite Aid quietly added facial recognition systems to 200 stores across the United States over about eight years.

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D&D Daily's Most Read & Top Stories

New Mexico Attorney General Launches ORC Unit

Crime rings have operated in plain sight in Albuquerque for years, often targeting big box retailers.  Read more

 

Protest Chaos Rocks Cities Across U.S.

Tens of thousands of people continued to demonstrate against racism and police tactics in protests across the country that at times turned violent, with shootings in Texas and Colorado and officials declaring "riots" in Portland, Ore., and Seattle.  Read more

D&D Daily Analysis: Weekend Crime Throughout July: 658 Shootings, 159 Killed in 30 U.S. Cities Studied

 

Trump says he could send as many as 75,000 federal agents to US cities

Trump said Thursday that he's willing to send as many as 75,000 federal agents into American cities to quell violent crime.  Read more

UK Co-op Introduces Body Worn Cameras For Safety of Front-Line Staff

Co-op will equip front-line staff with more than 1,000 Motorola Solutions VT100 body-worn cameras in around 250 stores initially.  Read more

 

INFORM Consumers Act to Require Transparency from  3rd Party Sellers for Online Products

The INFORM Act will verify high-volume 3rd party sellers by acquiring the seller's government ID, tax ID, bank account information and contact information.  Read more

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'Payment sent' - Travel giant CWT pays $4.5 million ransom to cyber criminals

U.S. travel management firm CWT paid $4.5 million this week to hackers who stole reams of sensitive corporate files and said they had knocked 30,000 computers offline.  Read more

The Future's Biggest Cybercrime Threat May Already Be Here

Current attacks will continue to be refined, and what may seem a weakness now could turn out to be a disaster.  Read more

Security teams increasingly stressed due to lack of proper tools, executive support

93% of security professionals lack the tools to detect known security threats, and 92% state they are still in need of the appropriate preventative solutions.  Read more

McKinsey & Company
COVID-19 crisis shifts cybersecurity priorities and budgets

Cybersecurity technology and service providers are shifting priorities to support current needs: business continuity, remote work, and planning for transition to the next normal.  Read more

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Law Enforcement-LP Partnership
Police, Circle K create refuge for crime victims

"The Safe Place Program is simply a formal structured initiative and reinforces Circle K's commitment to community safety with a focus on crime prevention."  Read more

Vancouver Retail Workers Report an Increase in Customer Aggression

"Ever since COVID-19, everybody's just impatient or they're not accepting of the new rules."  Read more

Retail Fraud Continues to Increase in Canada Amid Pandemic: Executive Study

Major Theft Bust
Morinville RCMP recover $380,000 in stolen property

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Organized Retail Crime
2019 YTD
 

$101.2M in theft / 825 cases

1,712 suspects

Q3 2019 ORC Report

Mid-Year.Q2 2019 ORC Report

Q1 2019 ORC Report

Retail Robberies
2020 YTD

3,921 robberies & burglaries
 

Q3 2019 Robbery Report
 

Mid-Year/Q2 Robbery Report
 

Q1 2019 Robbery Report

Retail Violent Deaths

2019

375 total deaths YTD

Q3 Retail Fatalities Report

 

Q2/Mid-Year Retail Fatalities Report

 

Q1 Retail Violent

Death Report

Monthly Robberies & Violence August

  • Week 1 - 28 robberies, 9 burglaries, 0 shootings, 0 killed

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Florida man prints fake check to dupe dealership out of $140,000 Porsche; caught purchasing $61,000 of Rolex watches

Deputies said Casey William Kelley, 42, printed the checks from his home computer.  Read more

 

Tallahassee, FL: Police crack gun heist after suspect shows off stolen pistols on Facebook

Police investigating back-to-back burglaries and gun thefts at a pawn shop caught a major break after one of the suspects showed off a couple of the stolen pistols in a live Facebook video.  Read more

 

Manteca, CA: Officer makes big dent in Organized Retail Crime teams

Manteca Police Officer Dave Brown noticed a disquieting trend that was sweeping across retail businesses being targeted by seemingly organized teams.  Read more

 

Charlotte, NC: Man Convicted for CC Fraud, bought $250K+ in Electronics, sneakers, clothes

Robert and others used the counterfeit credit cards at multiple retail stores, including at Best Buy, Foot Action, Foot Locker, and Neiman Marcus.  Read more

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