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Following the successful launch of the Colorado Organized Retail Crime Alliance in April, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, signed State Rep. Mark Barker’s House Bill 1304 into law adopting, as he puts it, measures to prevent organized retail crime. Organized Retail Crime (ORC) is defined as the theft or fraud activity conducted with the intent to […]

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Last May, a former FBI agent working in security at Target, died after assisting with a shoplifting apprehension. Russell Horner, a 65-year old, collapsed shortly after handcuffing a shoplift suspect. The apprehension was caught on tape and will be used as evidence in the case. Earlier this month a woman being apprehended by Sears loss […]

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On Saturday night a Portland, Oregon convenience store was targeted by a group of 20 teens who reportedly stole over $200 in store merchandise. Video surveillance of the incident shows that after leaving the store, several members of the group returned to the parking lot and threatened a store employee. The employee is seen on […]

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On Monday, a front page story in The Daily called out the soaring Tide detergent theft problem across the country. The story went viral today with local and national media groups discussing Tide specifically and touching on the broader issue of organized retail crime. Organized retail crime affects virtually every retailer in America, costing the […]

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What was supposed to be a nice night out at the mall for hundreds of eager shoppers unfortunately turned ugly in a matter of seconds last night at New Jersey’s third-largest shopping mall. At Woodbridge Center, a man suspected of shoplifting was shot and killed by police after taking a woman hostage. According to news reports and law enforcement officials, after being confronted […]

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On Wednesday, Feb. 8, every parent’s nightmare occurred in a Bremen, GA Walmart store. Luckily, it was short-lived. A convicted felon on parole for manslaughter attempted to abduct a girl and carry her out of the store. According to the girl, the man grabbed her and tried to cover her mouth. She remembered her “stranger danger […]

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“This is a test. This is only a test.” Any good crisis management plan involves planning and testing. With new technology available and following years of work collaborating with broadcasters, the government is ready to hit the button. On November 9 at 2:00pm Eastern, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will […]

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The holiday hiring season is quickly approaching and retailers lead the way in putting honest and hard working individuals to work. In fact, we directly or indirectly employ one of every four American workers. Any good executive or store manager will tell you that hiring the right team will make or break a store. Sifting […]

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There is some exciting news in Albuquerque this week. On Monday, the Albuquerque Police Department announced the creation of a new economic crimes section that will be focused on catching thieves who target the same businesses over and over again and then turn a profit by selling the goods online and at flea markets. This […]

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It’s amazing to think that nearly a decade has passed since the tragic events of September 11, 2001. As we all struggled through that day, everyone has their own stories of chaos, challenges, triumph and brotherhood. While we saw the worst in humankind, we also saw the best. First responders and citizens risked their life […]

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