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Gary Novello Jr, LPC, CFI named Director, Fraud Strategy and Analytics for Macy's
Hector Pearson named Senior Director of Asset Protection
for Rite Aid
Michael Kingrey promoted to Sr. Program Manager, Safety & DOT Compliance NA Middle Mile Operations for Amazon

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NRF, Retailers Respond to Verdict in Chauvin Trial

The Derek Chauvin guilty verdict has brought responses from some of the nation's top companies and business leaders, as well as the NRF.  Read more

 

Attorney General Merrick Garland announces 'sweeping' probe into law enforcement in Minneapolis

AG Merrick Garland is expected to announce that the Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis.  Read more

Facial Recognition Technology Leads to Wrongful Shoplifting Arrest

The case could fuel criticism of police investigators' use of a controversial technology that has been shown to perform worse on people of color.  Read more

Kroger Investigation Coming?
Councilmen Want Investigation Into Kroger Closing Stores Over Hero Pay

Two councilmembers Wednesday introduced a motion to have the city investigate the reasons the Kroger Co. decided to close three Los Angeles stores.  Read more

Home Depot testing technology to combat organized retail theft as state, federal lawmakers propose laws

An evolving anti-theft strategy the company is now using, Glenn described, is a chip being inserted into power tools from DeWalt and Milwaukee brand tools.  Read more

26 Security Officers Murdered - 300+ Gun Incidents in First 90 Days of 2021

Three months into 2021, and the private security profession has been struggling with having their employees murdered and critically injured.  Read more

Home Depot LP Agent wounded, Chicago Officer also shot by fleeing Shoplifter; Suspect killed in shootout

A shoplifting suspect who got into a shootout with Chicago police is dead, and a police officer and a security worker were hospitalized.  Read more

2020 was the deadliest gun violence year in decades
Shootings never stopped during the pandemic

Mass shootings had largely been absent from headlines during the coronavirus pandemic. But people were still dying - at a record rate.  Read more

Some grocery stores looking to ramp up security after Colorado mass shooting

Some grocery stores on the Suncoast are considering bringing in a security presence at their stores following this week's mass shooting in Colorado.  Read more

Supermarket Massacre Rocks Boulder

A shooting at a Colorado King Soopers killed 10 people Monday, including a police officer who was the first to respond to the scene.  Read more

Kroger Shooter Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crimes - Firearm Offenses  - Two Murders

A man pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes and firearm charges arising out of the racially motivated shootings of Black individuals at a Kroger store.  Read more

H-E-B Increased Security at Many Locations
Grocer H-E-B Is Caught in the Middle of Mask Divide

The shift in H-E-B's message reflects the balancing act that many businesses in Texas now face after the state put them in charge of setting and enforcing mask policy.  Read more

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D&D Daily's Most Read & Top Stories

Ex-President of Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market Charged with Stealing $7.8 Million from His Employer

DiCrecchio faces a maximum sentence of 102 years in prison, a three-year period of supervised release, and a fine of $2,500,000.  Read more

Retailers Will See An Immediate Impact
Covid-19 Stimulus Package Is a Boon for Business

Legislation gives consumers more money to spend but doesn't force companies to raise workers' wages.   Read more

Violent Crime Up 44% in Atlanta - 85% of Cities Saw Increases in Homicides

Many major U.S. cities experienced increases in homicides, aggravated assaults and gun-related crimes in 2020, according to a report.  Read more

Retail Hate Crimes Rising

Anti-Asian hate crimes and harassment rise to historic levels during COVID-19 pandemic

In a survey of police departments in 16 major U.S. cities found a total of 122 anti-Asian hate crimes last year - a 149% increase from the 49 in 2019.  Read more

Vaccine Shipments Present a Security Challenge Worthy of a James Bond Film

Shipping companies are using kill switches, panic buttons, plainclothes guards, and tons of monitoring to ensure delivery.   Read more

Top News

Another SolarWinds?
Attackers Compromised Code-Checking Vendor's Tool for Two Months

A script used to upload sensitive reports-with access to credentials and datastores-likely sent information on hundreds of companies to attackers.  Read more

Office Depot parent expects over $20M loss due to malware attack

The company expects that the breach will cost it $20 million in expenses, $10 million of which will be accrued during the first quarter of this year.  Read more

Criminal Gangs Targeting Microsoft Business Servers
Microsoft servers being hacked 'faster than anyone can count'

The vulnerabilities in the Microsoft business email servers have left security experts flummoxed as this attack opportunity is now being exploited.  Read more

Disgruntled IT Contractor Sentenced in Retaliatory Office 365 Attack

A disgruntled IT contractor worker was sentenced today in federal court for hacking into the server of a Carlsbad, Calif., company and deleting over 1,200 Microsoft user accounts.  Read more

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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

1,621 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 April

  • Week 1 - 51 robberies, 23 burglaries, 0 shootings, 0 killed

  • Week 2 - 56 robberies, 51 burglaries, 2 shootings, 0 killed

  • Week 3 - 58 robberies, 21 burglaries, 2 shootings, 3 killed

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Kennewick, WA: Would be Mall Burglars nailed with evidence in their car

Two men are in custody after an attempted early Tuesday morning break-in at the Columbia Center Mall.  Read more

Memphis, TN: Bond set at $2M for couple at the center of 'elaborate' AT&T fraud scheme

The Memphis identity theft case involves hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from AT&T customers as well as gambling at casinos.  Read more

French Police are Hunting Down an International Group of LEGO Thieves

The French authorities are now investigating an international group of thieves targeting LEGO stores.  Read more

Providence, RI: Second suspect in $700,000 multi-state equipment theft ring that hit pleads guilty

One of nine people charged in connection with the theft of equipment worth $700K from dealers in four New England states pleaded guilty.  Read more

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