SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 11 October 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the NRA SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Alcoholic Spirits Pre-mix...

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Fuel Drive Offs – SMS or Emails Alerting Drivers to their offences

From 01 October 2019, drivers who fail to pay for their fuel at services stations across Queensland could be...

From 01 October 2019, drivers who fail to pay for their fuel at services stations across Queensland could be alerted to their offence by SMS or Email. QPS Flyer re Drive Off Initiative (CLICK HERE) On Tuesday 1 October 2019, the Queensland Police Service (QPS) commenced a one month trial aimed...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 30 September 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the NRA SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Fragrances (perfume) Sunglasses ...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane: Crime Alert – Spike in Youth Chroming

(Chroming: The act of inhaling household chemicals and other volatile substances to get high)  GOLD COAST: As reported by the Gold Coast...

(Chroming: The act of inhaling household chemicals and other volatile substances to get high)  GOLD COAST: As reported by the Gold Coast Bulletin today, the local community is at breaking point as Surfers Paradise MP, John-Paul Langbroek, reports an unprecedented number of youth chroming, drug-use, vandalism and anti-social behaviour.  Langbroek reports that youths are...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 16 September 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the NRA SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Fragrances Make-up Hair...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 30 August 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the NRA SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Fragrances (Perfume) Men’s...

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Retailers urged to be vigilant against shoplifting raids by the Christmas Grinch

The National Retail Association (NRA) is urging retailers to be vigilant when it comes to shoplifting raids from thieving...

The National Retail Association (NRA) is urging retailers to be vigilant when it comes to shoplifting raids from thieving customers acting as a Christmas Grinch during the festive season. NRA Manager of Industry Policy David Stout said the busy Christmas period leaves retailers vulnerable to shoplifters and that it was...

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Message from the CEO – 13 November 2018

The Australian retail sector is now just days away from the commencement of the official Christmas trade period, encompassing...

The Australian retail sector is now just days away from the commencement of the official Christmas trade period, encompassing the second half of November and all of December. In recent weeks I’ve used the CEO column to provide helpful hints on how to maximise sales and ensure that your business...

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What is the future of Loss Prevention?

Our very own CEO, Dominique Lamb, joins a panel of experts in this OnDemand webinar on The Future of...

Our very own CEO, Dominique Lamb, joins a panel of experts in this OnDemand webinar on The Future of Loss Prevention. This is a key topic of interest for all retailers across industries at the moment, partly due to the Global Retail Theft Barometer’s recent stats on how retail...

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Technology waging a new war on retail theft

Dominique Lamb was recently featured on RetailBiz as part of a series of monthly columns with the NRA. Here she discusses...

Dominique Lamb was recently featured on RetailBiz as part of a series of monthly columns with the NRA. Here she discusses a topic all retailers deal with—theft—and shares a new initiative that will help retailers report and share information about crime.  Hands up if you’re a retailer who’s never experienced any form...

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CrimeStoppers Annual Results Day

The following article was written by CrimeStoppers. On Monday 12 February 2018, CrimeStoppers announced the Annual Results Celebration Day and...

The following article was written by CrimeStoppers. On Monday 12 February 2018, CrimeStoppers announced the Annual Results Celebration Day and release via their digital platforms and the media specific data about their program activities in 2017. For every successful report submitted to the Queensland Police Service by Crime Stoppers in 2017, an...

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High-tech bid to fight retail crime in the Brisbane CBD

Brisbane retailers are teaming up with the Brisbane City Council and Crime Stoppers in a high-tech bid to stamp...

Brisbane retailers are teaming up with the Brisbane City Council and Crime Stoppers in a high-tech bid to stamp out crime in the CBD and Fortitude Valley. The National Retail Association’s SafeCity Network will be switched on in March next year, thanks to backing from the Federal Government’s Safer Streets...

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8 High-Risk Loss Prevention Scenarios Every Retailer Should Monitor

With retail loss being on the rise globally – Australian estimates are sitting at 4.5 billion annually, and growing...

With retail loss being on the rise globally – Australian estimates are sitting at 4.5 billion annually, and growing – the problem is snowballing out of control. The issue is much bigger than shoplifting, with internal issues like employee fraud, training gaps and operational inefficiencies estimated to cost retailers up...

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Message from the CEO: 8 August 2017

The retail sector is showing signs of recovery after a relatively flat year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) trade...

The retail sector is showing signs of recovery after a relatively flat year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) trade figures released Thursday have revealed a 0.3 per cent increase in June to $26.15 billion seasonally adjusted. Retail sales have now risen for three consecutive months, with June’s higher than the...

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Is your loss prevention strategy simply spying on your staff?

by Brad Culbert, Retail Defender Last week, in the article “Modern Retail and the future of Loss Prevention” I talked about it being...

by Brad Culbert, Retail Defender Last week, in the article “Modern Retail and the future of Loss Prevention” I talked about it being no secret that the world of technology is changing faster than ever, and introduced the concept of a ‘behind the scenes’ technology that we know is uncovering great results for...

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Message from the CEO: 22 August 2016

There’s nothing more frustrating and soul-destroying for any business owner than to see the results of your hard work...

There’s nothing more frustrating and soul-destroying for any business owner than to see the results of your hard work disappear into the pockets of complete strangers.Yet we know that’s the daily reality for many small business owners in the retail space.That’s why your association is working actively with law...

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