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Tiffany Paxton, CCII, LPQ promoted to Investigations Mgr - Retail Crime & Fraud for Lowe's Companies
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Joan Abreu named AP Operations Manager for Target
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Cynthia Ferguson-Villa promoted to Sr. Mgr, Global Security, Awareness, Training & Education for Snap Inc.

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LA's Armed Robbery Epidemic - Up 60% Since 2019
Violent Crimes Up 60% in LA According to Latest LAPD Data Since 2019

City wide robberies with a firearm also went significantly up, climbing 44% from this time last year, 57% from 2020, and 60% compared to 2019.  Read more

 

Retail Association Sponsors Bill to Strengthen Prop 47
California Retailers Behind Bill to Address Theft Under Prop 47

AB 2390 would allow separate instances of retail theft to be counted in aggregate towards the $950 felony threshold.  Read more

New ORC Bill Continues to Make Headlines
Illinois proposal would create agency to combat organized retail theft gangs

Illinois is one of only three states that do very little to help local police and prosecutors combat organized retail theft. A bi-partisan proposal seeks to change that.  Read more

Retail Crime & Violence Surging Across the Pond
Home Office figures show rise in crime for local shops during Covid

The Home Office data shows nearly half (46%) of retailers felt there had been an increase in levels of violence and assault between April 2020 and March 2021.  Read more

The Pandemic Has Fueled Dark Stores
Demand for dark stores, in-city fulfilment centres rises after 3 waves of COVID-19

Quick-service e-commerce, COVID-19 lockdowns and demand spike from companies have led to the emergence of warehousing fulfilment centres in cities.  Read more

Nike's 'Boys Club Culture' Under Fire in Lawsuit
Unsealed court records offer rare glimpse into how the retailer is fighting off gender discrimination lawsuit

The documents, including hundreds of pages of deposition transcripts, were filed last week in a lawsuit that alleges widespread gender discrimination.  Read more

DOJ Expands Workplace Safety Enforcement Efforts
Regulatory Update: Justice Department Aids OSHA Enforcement

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said it will be increasingly pursuing cases in regard to worker safety and safe working conditions.  Read more

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Businesses Demand Federal ORC Action
U.S. Chamber Letter on ORC and Retail Theft

Communities and businesses large and small across the United States are facing a significant increase in retail theft and organized retail crime that requires the swift response of policymakers.  Read more

Businesses Call on Kim Foxx to Prosecute Criminals
'We want to see the Attorney's Office prosecuting'

Bares is calling on Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx to fight back by prosecuting more of those cases.  Read more

CVS Pays $484M as Part of Florida Opioid Settlement
FL secures $860M from CVS, others to settle opioid case

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said CVS Health Corp. and CVS Pharmacy Inc. will pay the state $484 million.  Read more

 

CVS director of ORC explains how professional thieves are stealing $2,000 from stores in just 2 minutes

Organized retail crime-related events are reported in a CVS Pharmacy store every three minutes. In just two minutes, the average professional thief targeting CVS steals $2,000 worth of goods.  Read more

2022 Security Budgets
Security budgets may double or triple in 2022

"The reality is, as we come back to life, active shooter and mass casualty events are not going to go away - they're going to come back."  Read more

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'Operation Eagle Sweep' FBI Bust
FBI arrests 65 in BEC scams that took $51M from US businesses

The FBI carried out an operation that resulted in the arrest of 65 U.S. individuals that allegedly scammed more than $51M from U.S. businesses.  Read more

DOJ Cybercrime Tracking
Cybercrime statistics legislation is ready for president's signature

For the second time this month, Congress has sent legislation to President Joe Biden that's designed to keep better track of cybercrime data.  Read more

 

From Russia With Love? Not So Much
Using Russian tech? It's time to look at the risks again, says cybersecurity chief

If you are relying on Russian software or services it might be time to consider the level of risk that involves, says the NCSC.  Read more

Cybercriminals Exploiting Security Flaws in Record Time
Hackers are getting faster at exploiting zero day flaws. That's going to be a problem for everyone

Crooks are getting faster at figuring out how to use flaws in software, and more of the exploits affect the many, rather than just the few.  Read more

Retail's Cyber Risk
Cybersecurity benefits for your industry

Cybersecurity benefits the healthcare industry, financial industry, manufacturing & retail, telecommunication, and more.  Read more

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Retail Robberies
2022 YTD

2,179 robberies & burglaries

Q4 2020 Robbery Report
 

Q3 2020 Robbery Report

Mid-Year/Q2 Robbery Report

Q1 2020 Robbery Report

Monthly Robberies & Violence May 2022

  • Week 1 - 75 robberies, 21 burglaries, 1 shooting, 0 killed

  • Week 2 - 84 robberies, 36 burglaries, 2 shootings, 0 killed

  • Week 3 - 107 robberies, 21 burglaries, 1 shooting, 0 killed

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New York, NY: 'Could open a small boutique': Jury finds man guilty of stealing $200K in luxury items

A jury convicted a New York man who prosecutors said stole more than $200,000 in goods from a downtown Chanel store.  Read more

 

Columbus, OH: Shoplifting Spree Leaves Ulta Beauty Stores With Over $18,000 In Losses

Suspects have shoplifted at multiple Ulta Beauty Stores in Columbus resulting in over $18,000 in losses.  Read more

 

Jackson Township, NJ: Three Female Shoplifters Pack Bags And Walk Out Of Outlets Store

On Friday, three women filled their bags with $3,000 worth of merchandise from the Under Armour store at the Jackson Premium Outlets and walked out the door.  Read more

Washington, DC: Flash-style robbery reported at Georgetown stores

Two workers in a store nearby told WUSA9 they saw 7 to 12 people pull up in two cars outside of the store just before the alleged crime took place.  Read more

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