This Week's BIGGEST & BADDEST

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Man carrying mom’s severed head stabbed grocery store clerk
The man walked into Harvest Market Thriftway reportedly "covered in blood" and holding "a knife and what looked like a human head."   Read more

3 charged with capital murder after 6-year-old found shot and killed in stolen car
A 6-year-old boy in Mississippi was shot to death after the car he was in was stolen from a grocery store parking lot.  Read more

San Bernardino, CA: Naked Shopper Causes Chaos at Stater Bros

Within seconds of the man stripping down naked and pouring bleach all over himself, San Bernardino police say.  Read more

Fergus, ON: Woman hits pavement face first trying to steal cartful of Walmart merchandise

A woman attempted to steal a shopping cart full of items from a Walmart in Fergus, but fell down and ran off empty handed.  Read more

Wadena, MN: Unsuspecting Walmart Customer Takes Down Startled Deer

A confused white-tailed deer that wandered into a Walmart store ran into a startled customer who tackled the animal to the ground.  Read more

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This Week's Crime Totals​ 

  • 22 ORC cases

  • 40 Suspects

  • $864,000

  • 88 Robberies/Burglaries

  • 9 Killed

  • 8 Shootings

Memphis, TN: Boost Mobile employee shot and killed as he stood outside business
Three men walked up to him, shot him and fled the scene. The victim was rushed to the Regional Medical Center where he later died.  Read more

Fayetteville, GA: 3 Sprint store Burglary Suspects Killed fleeing from Deputies

The three men died in Clayton County early Monday morning after their vehicle struck another motorist and crashed into a lake.  Read more

Kansas City, MO: 67 yr old Comic Book Store Owner killed in Grab & Run

The owner was killed after reportedly confronting the suspect, who grabbed a handful of comic books and fled the store.  Read more

Top ORC News

Scam Artist jailed for stealing $600,000 Shower Doors Home Depot stores

A scam artist who repeatedly stole shower doors from Home Depot stores across the Philadelphia area is headed to jail.  Read more  

 

Columbus, OH: Five Indicted in $150,000 Credit Card/ ID Theft Ring

A federal grand jury has charged five Columbus-area residents as part of an identity theft ring.  Read more

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Report: Gap, Coach and Others Need to Close 2,600 More Stores

Wells Fargo says more than 2,650 additional storefronts operated by its retailer group should close.  Read more

 

'Expose Walmart Tour' Marches on Phoenix
Union Group Criticizes Retailer's High Number of Calls to Police 

A union launched a national tour in Phoenix to draw attention to Walmart's wages and the thousands of police calls to its mega stores.

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The Daily Presents LPNN's Top Episodes
Who Got the Most Views?

The Loss Prevention News Network - LPNN - is proud to release the TOP episodes of all time over the next four weeks.  Read more

2017 Retail Stat Tracker

Store Closures

Retail Job Cuts

4,519

63,281

How to Sell Retail Customers on Predictive PoS Systems

By Dave Bhattacharjee,

VP, Data Analytics, Stanley Security

For security integrators who deal in the retail vertical, point-of-sale (PoS) systems generate rich data, which is a resource being used by such customers for exception reporting.
This same data can support many other advanced analytic applications, as well. For instance, research within Stanley Security is underway using PoS data to predict whether promotions will be successful and result in sales lift of products.

Retail Crime & ORC Stats 

Organized Retail Crime
2017 (YTD)

Q1: $193M in theft / 353 cases

896 suspects

Q1 ORC Report Coming Soon

Organized Retail Crime 
2016


$514M in theft / 1,590 cases

17 fencing operations
3,682 suspects

Quarterly ORC reports

Annual Report Coming Soon

Retail Violent Deaths

2017

Q1: 112 Deaths

Top States

TX – 15  /  CA – 12

GA – 9  /  FL & NC – 7

IN – 8

Q1 Retail Death Report

Retail Violent Deaths
2016

2016 Retail Death Report


374 reported in 2016

Retail Robberies
2017 (YTD)

2,079 robberies & burglaries

Monthly Robberies & Violence - May 2017

  • Week 1 - 84 robberies, 19 burglaries, 2 shootings, 2 killed

  • Week 2 - 90 robberies, 24 burglaries, 2 shootings, 2 killed

  • Week 3 - 60 robberies, 14 burglaries, 4 shootings, 6 killed

    ​April - 265 robberies, 89 burglaries, 16 shootings, 5 killed 

    March - 313 robberies, 103 burglaries, 72 shootings, 25 killed 

Q1 Robbery Report

Retail Robberies
2016

2016 Robbery Report

5,974 robberies & burglaries

'16 robberies up 28% over '15

Top 5 Retailers 

Dollar General / 7-Eleven 
CVS / Walgreens / Family Dollar

Top 5 States

Texas / California / Florida

Ohio / Pennsylvania

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Macy's Accused Of Bias With Background Checks At EEOC

Macy's Inc. was hit with a charge at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which alleges the retailer's criminal background check policies are discriminatory.  Read more

 

Six Sears Holdings Asset & Profit Protection Associates Receive LPF Scholarships to Support Career Advancement

Sears Holdings, in partnership with the The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) today awarded six Sears Holdings AP Associates scholarships.   Read more

Reviewing Employee E-Mails
When You Should & When You Shouldn't

At least two-thirds of companies monitor employees for e-mail infractions, and half have fired workers for those infractions.  

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'Expose Walmart Tour' Marches on Phoenix
Union Criticizes Retailer's High Number of Calls to Police

A union launched a national tour Monday in Phoenix to draw attention to Walmart's wages and the thousands of police calls to its mega stores   Read more

lululemon honored with "Best Retail RFID Implementation" industry award

Tyco Retail Solutions congratulates customer lululemon on the industry award recognition of being named the winner in the category of "Best Retail RFID Implementation."   Read more

Monona, WI: Big box stores, police calls go hand in hand, analysis shows

Retail theft is not the only reason police officers respond to big box stores, but it's what people think of most when they see a patrol car roll through the parking lot.  Read more

Report: Gap, Coach and Others Need to Close 2,600 More Stores

Retailers are working to reset in the face of online shopping's growing dominance, but thousands more stores may need to close before financial balance returns.  Read more

LPNN's Top Episodes of ALL Time Starts Monday
Who Got the Most Views?

The Loss Prevention News Network - LPNN - is proud to release the TOP episodes of all time over the next four weeks.  Read more

The D&D Daily's Q1 2017 Publicly Reported Retail Violent Death Report
There were 112 retail deaths in the first quarter of 2016 - a 12 percent increase over Q1 2016. Read the full report

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Denny Dansak, Kroger

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Worldwide Ransomware Attack Largest Ever
Hackers Hit 100,000 Organizations, 150 Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool

Hackers exploiting malicious software stolen from the National Security Agency executed damaging cyberattacks on Friday that affected more than 100,000 organizations in 150 countries.  Read more

RFID Journal LIVE! News Roundup
Tyco Retail Solutions Offers IoT-enabled RFID Inventory-Visibility Systems - Part 2

The company's RFID products are intended to help retailers transform store operations with real-time visibility into available inventory throughout the store and across the supply chain.  Read more

Tyco Retail Solutions Offers IoT-enabled RFID Inventory-Visibility Systems at RFID Journal Live this week

Tyco Retail Solutions showcased its portfolio of Internet of Things-enabled RFID solutions, designed to provide real-time in-store visibility and inventory insights.  Read more

New IoT Botnet Discovered, 120K IP Cameras At Risk of Attack

Researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a new Internet of Things (IoT) botnet that leaves than 120,000 Internet Protocol (IP) cameras vulnerable to attack. Read more

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