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Asset Protection Veteran Mike Limauro joins Alchemy Systems as Vice President of Asset Protection, Risk and Safety Programs
Umair Khan promoted to Director, eCommerce, AP within the Asset and Profit Protection division for Sears Holdings Corporation
Kendra Pryce, CFI promoted to Director of Investigations for Nike
Kimberly Sanders named Senior Manager of Asset Protection Operations for JCPenney
Kevin Plante named Global Loss Prevention Operations for Staples
Amanda Belding promoted to Assistant Vice President, Director, Planning & Allocation for The TJX Companies, Inc.
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This Week's Crime Totals Add in todays
Robberies & Burglaries Up 28% in 2016
Dec. 2015 vs. Dec. 2015: Up 125%
Each quarter of 2016 saw a steady but noticeable rise in the number of reported robberies and burglaries. Read more
Philadelphia, PA: Teen Boy Shot, Killed Inside His Father's West Philly Store
The teen was inside the store when a gunman went inside and opened fire. He was struck once in the head. Read more
Jackson County, GA: Three dead after woman with shoplifting warrant fled traffic stop
Three people are dead after a police chase that started in Banks County late Wednesday night ended in Jackson County a few hours later. Read more
Bedford, TX: Man killed in Kroger parking lot
An argument in a grocery store parking lot led to deadly gunfire. There are conflicting reports about whether both men were armed, but one ended up shooting the other several times. Read more
Edmond, OK: Man killed in shooting outside Braum's fast-food restaurant
A man was killed in a shooting night outside an Edmond fast-food restaurant. The shooting took place in a Braum's parking lot. Read more
Tempe, AZ: Credit-card scheme targeted ill, dead account holders; 150 victims, $300,000 in purchases
Omaha, NE: Ex-Brix worker accused of stealing $110,000 in gift card scheme
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FBI Says Terrorists May Target Food Sector
There are several industry targets for terrorism: Food processing facilities; food storage and distribution; restaurants, grocery stores and markets; commercial facilities; and cruise lines. Read more
Retail Losing 1 Billion sq. ft. in Stores
Nearly 1 billion SF of retail space will be 'rationalized' in the coming years," said Suzanne Mulvee, director of U.S. research, retail, for CoStar Portfolio Strategy. Read more
Could Amazon Go Eliminate Shoplifters?
Customers 'Just Walk Out'
Amazon Go is a new idea in retailing, now being tested at a store in Seattle, that eliminates the need for customers to go through a checkout line. Read more
BSI Awarded Axis Communications’ 2016 Retail Partner of the Year for the Second Year in a Row
Best Security Industries (BSI) announced that it was named 2016 Retail Partner of the Year by Axis Communications at its 11th annual Axis Connect & Converge Conference (ACCC).
Agilence Named Best Retail Data Analytics Solutions Provider 2016
Agilence, Inc. today announced that Softech Intl. has named Agilence as the winner of the “Best Retail Data Analytics Solutions Provider” for their 2016 Business Awards.
Dec. 12, 2016
By Vince Ricco
Business Development Manager, Technology Partner Program
Axis Communications, Inc.
When it comes to cybersecurity the world falls into two camps: those focused on securing their hardware and applications as a closed system and those who recognize that converging technologies calls for a more ecosystem-centric approach. My early days in the world of physical security systems – especially in video surveillance – initially planted me firmly in the first camp. But as I’ve watched the migration from analog to IP-based technology and the accelerated convergence of technologies on a shared backbone I’ve shifted my views. In this new IoT ecosystem, every cybersecurity measure that manufacturers and integrators put into play can impact every other device and application on the network. So it’s imperative that the synergy between systems and devices not only happens on an operational level, but also on a cybersecurity level.
Organized Retail Crime
$477M in theft
16 fencing operations
Q2 robberies up 18.7% over Q1
Top 5 Retailers (through Q3)
7-Eleven / Dollar General
CVS / Family Dollar / Walgreens
Top 5 States (through Q3)
Texas / California / Florida
Ohio / Pennsylvania
Retail Violent Deaths
339 through Q3 of 2016
Top 5 States
TX – 25 / CA – 18
FL – 15 / GA – 10
IN – 8
Retail LP Deaths: 3
Monthly Robberies & Violence - December
Week 1 - 44 robberies, 13 burglaries, 5 shootings, 4 killed
Week 2 - 93 robberies, 25 burglaries, 13 shootings, 6 killed
Week 3 - 91 robberies, 26 burglaries, 14 shootings, 2 killed
Nov. - 395 robberies, 93 burglaries, 79 shootings, 33 killed
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Charles Anderson, TCORCA
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Matt Thompson, Lowe's
Ben Dugan, Walgreens
Ed Fuentues, Toys R Us
Jose Rivas, LPOC
Axel Diaz, LPOC
D&D Daily's Most Read & Top Stories
Is the Skimmer Sitting in Your Parking Lot?
How Retailers Can Fight Holiday Season Hackers
Experts offer tips for locking down retailers' point-of-sale systems for the busy holiday shopping season. Read more
The app allows members to completely bypass the checkout lane at any Sam's Club nationwide by scanning items as they shop and making a payment using their phones. Read more
Through Q3 2016: 2,584 Suspects - $465M
America's Top Cop
The 'Founding Father' of Public Law Enforcement's ORC Efforts
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton - watch his speech to the LP community at Downing & Downing's annual new year's kickoff event in NYC.
Jan. 15-17: NRF Big Show - New York, NY
Feb. 12-15: RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference - Orlando, FL
March 7-9: JSA's 39th Annual Security Seminar & Expo - Kissimmee, FL
March 20-22: FMI Conference - Orlando, FL
April 5-7: ISC West Conference - Las Vegas, NV
April 9-12 RILA AP Conference - New Orleans, LA
April 25-28: IOBSE Spring Conference - Bentonville, AR
Eden Prairie, MN: Video alleges security guard assaulted protesters at mall
Eden Prairie, MN: Video alleges security guard assaulted protesters at mall
Former CEO of nation's largest coupon clearinghouse convicted in $250M coupon fraud scheme
Gold's Gym posts Director of Loss Prevention job in Dallas, TX
Meijer posts their Vice President, Asset Protection position
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Director, Asset Protection BCBGMAXAZRIA GROUP, Los Angeles, CA
Director, Loss Prevention & Safety posted for Guitar Center in Westlake Village, California
Ross Stores posts Director, Supply Chain Loss Prevention & Safety position on LinkedIn - based in Perris, Calif.
Director of Loss Prevention reposted for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Los Angeles, CA
Plymouth, MA: Police Investigating Possible C.C. Skimming Devices at Walmart
Though Plymouth Police said no victims had come forward, they added that people might seeing that their cards had been tampered with when they check their accounts. Read more
Amazon completes first drone-powered delivery 13 minutes from purchase to drop-off
It took 13 minutes from order to delivery, with the drone departing a custom-built fulfillment center nearby.
NIST, FBI officials: IoT security is a 'shared responsibility' between government, industry
Officials from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the FBI on Monday encouraged collaboration between government, industry, and the public in securing the growing network of connected devices. Read more
93% of Security Operations Center Managers Overwhelmed by Alerts and Unable to Triage Potential Threats
Intel Security today released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: December 2016, which provides insights into how enterprises are using security operations centers (SOCs), details key 2016 developments in ransomware, and more. Read more
Fire Safety - Should Be Top of Mind for ALL Retailers
It makes no difference whether it's arson or an accidental blaze - following safety protocols is critical in making sure employees and customers can react quickly to minimize damage and prevent the loss of life. Read more
Top Open Jobs NOW:
Kroger - VPLP
CVS - VPLP
Weis Markets - VPAP
A Must-Watch NRF Webinar
Dr. Richard Hollinger Presents Findings from the 2016 National Retail Security Survey
DeKalb, IL: Police seek 4 suspects in Grab & Run Robbery at Best Buy
Police are searching for three to four suspects who stole several computers and pepper-sprayed an employee who tried to stop them Friday at the Best Buy at 2074 Sycamore Road. Read more
Barnyard Flea Market, Augusta, GA: Vendors shocked by $3 million counterfeit bust
Four people are charged with selling $3 million worth of counterfeit merchandise at the Barnyard and South Augusta Flea Markets. Read more
NYPD recovers millions in counterfeit Apple and Samsung electronics
Police scored big on Thursday, when they recovered several million dollars in cash and counterfeit Samsung and Apple electronics.
San Jose, CA: 8 Convicted For Selling 4 Million bottles of Counterfeit Energy Drinks
Eight people have been convicted in federal court in San Jose for their roles in a scheme that sold more than 4 million bottles of a counterfeit energy drink.
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LATEST ROBBERY REPORT
Robberies up 38% in Nov., 46% over last four months
The question going forward is likely not whether robberies will remain higher this year than last, but rather how much higher will they be. Read more
Pittsburgh, PA: Man ran $2M shoplifting ring from his record store
A former Oakland record store owner pleaded guilty to theft Tuesday and was sentenced to house arrest for what state prosecutors called a $2 million shoplifting ring. Read more
Retailers Push for Stiffer ORC Penalties in Vermont - Retail Theft Up 24% in Burlington
Between 2012 and 2015, annual retail theft calls to Burlington police increased from 341 to 423.
North Providence, RI: Man charged with selling thousands in counterfeit clothes
A 39-year-old man was arrested on forgery charges after allegedly setting up a yard sale with counterfeit designer goods outside his apartment. Read more
Vector Security Solutions Spotlight
What is the Real World Smart Store?
magine an in-store shopping experience where you can swipe through a store's inventory and have items brought to you. Imagine your online experience supporting your in-store experience and vice versa. Read more
Montreal Hudson's Bay store fined $765K for pollutants in St. Lawrence River
The Bay store in downtown Montreal was fined $765,000 for illegally releasing pollutants into the St. Lawrence River, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada said Friday. Read more
Toronto Police seize $2.5 million in counterfeit goods as holiday season starts
As the holiday season approaches, Toronto Police are warning the public to be vigilant with their gift-giving after they seized $2.5 million in counterfeit goods. Read more
East York, ON: Customer defrauds corner store $6K
The owners of an East York corner store said they've have been defrauded of thousands of dollars by a customer who exploited a loophole in card payment terminals. Read more
Prince George, BC: RCMP Seeking Suspects in $11,000 Jewellery Store Heist
Calgary, AB: Police investigate 2 violent robberies at Chinook Centre mall
Former Employee of Connoisseur Wines arrested in Alaska for theft of $357,000
A Chicago woman accused of stealing more than $357,000 from her former employer in Niles, IL was arrested in Alaska on Nov. 30. Read more
Knoxville, TN: More than 160 people arrested for organized retail crime in Knox County
Over 160 people were arrested, including 12 minors. Investigators have recovered $30,893.86 in merchandise. Read more
S-Tron wins PSA Security Network's prestigious President's Award
PSA Security Network, the world's largest electronic security cooperative has awarded S-Tron with the prestigious President's Award for the Northeast Region. Read more
The Retail Equation Named One of Orange County's Best Places to Work
The Retail Equation today announced it has been named one of the top places to work in Orange County by the Orange County Register. Read more
Does Trump's New Labor Secretary Value Loss Prevention?
Given Trump's new appointment of Andy Puzderwe, we have a unique opportunity to petition the Department of Labor with the Secretary's knowledge and hopefully his support to list our industry as a bona-fide job sector. Read more
High-Fashion Espionage - Selling Collections to Competitors?
London-based Dazed media, which publishes Dazed & Confused and AnOther Man, has alerted fashion colleagues worldwide to a fraudster stylist who's been swiping samples for non-existent shoots. Read more
Labor Group pressures Wal-Mart to solve escalating crime problem- In TV Ads Airing In 4 Cities
Law enforcement logged some 16,800 calls - two calls per hour, every hour, every day for one year - to Wal-Mart stores in four Florida counties. Read more
Top Cases This Week
Goleta, CA: Suspected theft ring broken up, thousands of dollars of stolen goods found in car
A handful of suspected thieves, linked to a hefty theft ring, were arrested Tuesday in Goleta.
Atlanta, GA: Infamous Jewel Thief Doris Payne, 86, Arrested Again
The 86-year-old was arrested this week for allegedly trying to swipe a $2,000 necklace from a mall jewelry store. Read more