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James Peterson promoted to Sr. Manager Asset Protection for The Home Depot
James has been with The Home Depot for six years, starting in 2016 as a DC Asset Protection - RDC. Before his promotion to Sr. Manager Asset Protection, he served as DC Asset Protection - DFC/MDO. Prior to joining The Home Depot, he spent nearly 15 years with RadioShack as Division Operations Director and Divisional Loss Prevention Director. Earlier in his career, he held LP roles with Montgomery Ward, Harris Department Stores, Max Club, Payless Drug Stores, and Mervyns. Congratulations, James!

Sandra Chandler, CPP, LPC, CFI, named Senior Manager, Global Security for Oportun
Before being named Senior Manager, Global Security for Oportun, Sandy served as Director of Loss Prevention for Ulta Beauty, Director of Asset Protection for bloomingdale's, and Senior Divisional Director of Asset Protection for Rite Aid Corporation. Earlier in her career, she held roles with Follet Higher Education Group, Whitehall Jewellers, Inc, and Gap Inc. Congratulations, Sandy!

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Apply Now for Vector Security Networks' 2022 LPF Scholarships

Scholarships support LPQ & LPC certification for LP professionals & hopefuls.

PITTSBURGH, February 17, 2022 - Loss prevention professionals, as well as those who aspire to work in loss prevention in the United States and Canada, can apply for Vector Security Networks' annual Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships now through March 31, 2022.

Details and application information can be found at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpf-vs-scholarship.

The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals or hopefuls seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Vector Security began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this important and rapidly-evolving industry.

Read more in the Vendor Spotlight column below

The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

More Retailers Adopt RFID as Theft Surges
Retailers take shoplifting into their own hands with online readers

Retailers are using more radio frequency identification tags to identify stolen goods in stores and online.

Months after a string of high-profile retail thefts, retailers are looking to turn the itchy tags attached to the back of a blouse or new pair of jeans fresh off the rack into a more sophisticated piece of covert tracking technology used to set off store alarms or help identify stolen products being sold online.

While there is no specific data about how many retailers are using the radio frequency identification, or RFID, technology to track shoplifters, an estimated 15 percent of retailers have adopted it, according to retail security experts.

Victoria's Secret, among other retailers, attaches the tags to online orders to track merchandise across its supply chain, Brooke Wilson, a company spokeswoman, said. It also is testing the tags to prevent theft, she added.

"What you're seeing now across retail and the staffing challenges for law enforcement is a greater need for retailers to package the cases to do all the investigation," Joe Coll, vice president of asset protection, operations and strategy at Macy's, said during a webinar last week hosted by the trade publication RFID Journal. "RFID gives you that ability."

Retail's demand for more robust security technologies has increased over the last two years, according to asset protection experts.

While the technology is limited, these tiny RFID tags allow retailers to track when inventory goes missing, which helps alert store managers to a potential theft, he said. Stores have real-time insight into what inventory is on the store floor or if an employee gave a refund or a store credit to someone for the tagged merchandise that was never actually purchased. It can also be used to spot returns fraud where someone steals an item from one store and attempts to return it at another store for a refund or store credit.

Tony D'Onofrio, Global Retail Influencer & Prosegur's CEO & Managing Director, Global Retail Business Unit, said retailers are working with the company to upgrade their tagging systems so that they can gather more information to help police with their investigations.

"Retailers want to move faster," he said. "With the way communication is now, we have to move much more aggressively. nbcnews.com

Crime Closures? Washington Post Explores Factors Driving Store Closures
Opinion: Are retail closures caused by shoplifting or other factors? Well, yes.
The right likes to share viral videos of brazen shoplifters, and blames store closures on feckless progressive cities that have stopped prosecuting these scofflaws. The left says the real culprit is corporate consolidation.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that the only people who actually know why these stores are closing - the executives at major drugstore chains - aren't necessarily going to tell the public the whole truth.

When conservatives hear that Walgreens is closing five San Francisco stores, blaming shoplifting, they should keep in mind that the company announced a major wave of store closures two years ago for reasons unrelated to theft - and that major retailers are currently pressing California to crack down on shoplifting, which gives Walgreens some incentive to emphasize theft over other explanations. But progressives should exercise the same caution when retailers say shoplifting has nothing to do with closures: Retailers don't like to offend local governments, which control everything from building permits to sales tax rates, so they might choose to emphasize other issues that won't embarrass the city council.

And while it would be nice if we could resolve the question by examining shoplifting statistics, shoplifting often goes unreported, because most retail insurance doesn't cover it. Both retailers and individuals are probably not disposed to bother filing a report in jurisdictions where the local district attorney is unlikely to prosecute, further fogging up the data. And the coronavirus pandemic had all sorts of odd effects on crime, making it even harder to know whether there is a problem and, if so, how big.

All that said, shoplifting does seem to be on the rise, and lax prosecution has probably made that problem worse in some areas, though other factors are also contributing, such as the opioid epidemic, and the ability to resell goods on the Internet.

So, for all the energy that has been poured into debating this question, we don't really need to answer it to know that shoplifting is bad - or that authorities should probably do what they can to keep it at reasonable levels. washingtonpost.com

NYC Retailers Fight Crime Wave
New York Supermarkets Add Security Amid Shoplifting Crime Wave

Supermarkets in NYC take extra measures as theft surges in the city

A crime wave in New York City has been making national headlines, and it's spilling over into food retail, with more grocers reporting retail thefts. Some now are even taking matters into their own hands: John Catsimatidis, chairman and CEO of Gristedes/D'Agostino's Supermarkets, said last week that he's adding extra security measures -nearly 100 security personnel, some from the ranks of retired police officers - to his approximately 30 Gristedes and D'Agostino's stores throughout the city.

From Jan. 1 through Sept. 12, 2021, the NYPD reported that there were more than 26,000 complaints for shoplifting compared with the same time period in 2020, which was more than 20,000. This is the highest level since the early 1990s.

Many of these retail thefts are being caught on camera in broad daylight. Last month, actor and comedian Michael Rapaport even videoed an alleged thief at Rite Aid passing a store security guard as he walked out the front doors holding bags of stolen loot.

What are these thieves stealing? As meat prices continue to rise, meat items have become a hot ticket item for shoplifters. According to the NY Daily News, to combat meat thefts, Gristedes/D'Agostino's store managers are putting fewer packaged meat SKUs on store shelves, and replenishing them as needed. Other popular items that are being stolen from these food chains include Tide laundry detergent, soap and ice cream, specifically the smaller containers.

Food retailers in other areas of the country are also stepping up security efforts to prevent in-store crime. For example, Midwestern grocer Hy-Vee recently introduced its Hy-Vee Retail Security team to stores across its eight-state region.

D'Agostino's and Gristedes supermarket banners are members of the Allegiance Retail Services LLC cooperative. Meanwhile, employee-owned Hy-Vee operates 285-plus retail stores across eight states. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based company is No. 34 on The PG 100, Progressive Grocer's 2021 list of the top food and consumables retailers in North America. progressivegrocer.com

Bail Reform + Felony Threshold Changes = Theft Surge
'No silver bullet' to stop wave of retail thefts, industry expert says

From nationwide chains to mom-and-pop shops, retailers have been up against a wave of thefts building for years and has proven difficult to fix.

According to the 2021 National Retail Federation Security Survey, 57% of retailers reported a rise in organized retail crime. According to NRF, organized retail crime costs retailers an average of $700,000 per $1 billion in sales.

NRF vice president of government relations and political affairs Jason Straczewski said bail reform and changes to felony theft thresholds helped send signals that non-violent crime would not receive the same kind of attention from authorities as violent crime.

Since thieves often sell the items they steal, retail groups like NRF have been urging Congress to pass the INFORM Consumers Act, which would require online marketplaces to verify high volume third-party sellers' information and make that information available to customers. Versions of the bill were introduced in the House and Senate last year but haven't gone anywhere since.

Straczewski said passage of the bill would be a "key part of the puzzle" but more needs to be done.

"We need coordinated support. We need federal law enforcement agencies to help share intel and share resources on some of these gangs that are being tracked across state lines," Straczewski said.

On a local level, Straczewski pointed to what was done in California after a series of smash-and-grab thefts.

"You've seen quickly how elected leadership there reallocated resources, they've taken funding from the American Rescue Plan and shifted it toward community policing and proving support to district attorneys to make sure that they can help retailers with their investigations and go after these organized criminal gangs," Straczewski said. komonews.com

54% of Small Retailers Report Shoplifting Increases
Fed up with the rise in thefts and shoplifting, small biz owners across U.S. are taking action
Shoplifters are hurting big retailers and chain stores, even reportedly forcing some locations in New York City and San Francisco to close up. But unlike many big retailers that can absorb the loss, some small business owners say the crime wave is devastating to their business. Especially now, with many still recovering from a global pandemic.

″[When] you see ... several thousand dollars just walk out the door - there really aren't words that you can put to a situation like that. It's just tough. It's very, very difficult," said small business owner Derek Friedman.

Friedman, who owns two retail clothing chains in Colorado and Texas - Sportsfan and Sock Em' Sock Emporium - said four out of his 10 stores in the Denver area have seen a significant increase in theft since mid-2019, with losses totaling more than $200,000 in less than three years.

He's not alone. According to a recent survey of 700 small business owners by Business.org, 54% reported an increase in shoplifting last year, with one in four saying they're dealing with the issue on a weekly basis.

Last week, Friedman implemented a 1% crime-spike fee to help offset his losses at four of his hardest-hit Denver stores, which will be added to all transactions indefinitely. And that may be just the starting point.

According to Jason Straczewski, the National Retail Federation's vice president of government and political affairs, if someone comes into a store and steals below that state's federal theft threshold, it's highly unlikely that law enforcement will go after them - unless it's part of a frequent occurrence or it's a group that law enforcement is tracking. cnbc.com

Updates on Georgia's ORC Effort
Bill aims to crack down on organized retail crime, online sales of stolen goods
Georgia lawmakers are looking at ways to stop illegal online sales of stolen and counterfeit items. The state attorney general says those sales are directly linked to gangs, drug trafficking and human trafficking, too.

When you go online to say, eBay or Facebook Marketplace, you assume that what you buy is legal. But it may not be. The sellers could actually be criminals who stole those items in a violent smash and grab. This bill tries to make those sellers reveal who they are and not sell things anonymously.

Albers authored the Inform Consumers Act to try and cut down on that activity by hitting the criminals where they're trying to sell their goods: online marketplaces. The act would do things like require third-party, high-volume sellers to provide accurate information like their name, address, and prevents them from being anonymous.

The act gives consumers some civil recourse if they feel they've unintentionally purchased stolen or counterfeit goods. The bill passed the Georgia Senate unanimously and now heads to the Georgia House.

Attorney General Chris Carr says a lot of gang activity, including drug and human trafficking, is funded by smash-and-grab robberies. Carr linked this bill to the one that just passed the House, giving his office more authority to prosecute gang activity across the state. wsbtv.com

(Update) Georgia bill aims to crack down on ORC, online sales of stolen goods

AOC blames crime surge on child tax credit ending, calls Congress 's-t show'



COVID Update

548.3M Vaccinations Given

US: 79.8M Cases - 952.6K Dead - 50.8M Recovered
Worldwide: 418.7M Cases - 5.8M Dead - 342.2M Recovered

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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 346   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 652
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Fewer Hot Spots as Omicron Wave Fades

Global COVID Cases Continue to Plummet
WHO: New COVID cases drop by 19% globally, deaths stable
The number of new coronavirus cases globally fell by 19% in the last week while the number of deaths remained stable, according to the World Health Organization.

The U.N. health agency said late Tuesday in its weekly report on the pandemic that just over 16 million new COVID-19 infections and about 75,000 deaths were reported worldwide last week.

The Western Pacific was the only region to report a rise in new weekly cases, an increase of about 19%, Southeast Asia reported a decrease of about 37%, the biggest drop globally. The number of deaths rose by 38% in the Middle East and by about one-third in the Western Pacific. apnews.com

Businesses Get a Boost from Pandemic-Era Remote Work
Work-From-Home Coffee Breaks Boost Nescafe and Nestle

Shift to home working lifts sales of Nescafe and Nespresso, though food giant says higher costs are set to bite into profit margin

Consumers are drinking more coffee at home, even as the pandemic ebbs, buoying sales for the owner of Nescafe instant coffee, Coffee-Mate creamer and Nespresso pods.

Nestlé SA, the world's largest packaged-food maker, said Thursday its coffee business was the biggest contributor to organic sales growth last year, boosted by demand from consumers continuing to work from home.

Coffee has been a top seller for Nestlé throughout the pandemic, with its portfolio of products predominantly consumed at home, rather than out and about. The 2018 purchase of the rights to sell Starbucks Corp.'s coffee and tea in grocery and other retail stores has also benefited Nestlé since Covid-19 struck.

Mr. Schneider said Nestlé has been working to capitalize on the continuing at-home trend, in part by doubling down on its Starbucks license. Nestlé is now selling Starbucks-branded coffee in pods for its Nespresso machines in soluble form, roast and ground and in whole beans. The company is also expanding its Starbucks range to new regions including Latin America and Southeast Asia, where it will sell it in retail stores and online. wsj.com

Business Vax Mandate Lifted in Philadelphia
Philadelphia drops COVID vaccination mandate for dining establishments; enters 'Mask Only' level
The City of Philadelphia has lifted its COVID-19 vaccination mandate for dining establishments due to the recent drop in cases as it unveiled a new tiered response to the pandemic, but an indoor mask mandate remains in place.

Philadelphia Public Health officials announced that the vaccine mandate was lifted immediately Wednesday. Officials also announced a new four-tier restriction system based on metrics such as case counts, positivity rates and hospitalizations.

Bettigole said the mandate, which went into effect in January and made it mandatory for patrons to be vaccinated in order to enter, was hard on restaurants and places of entertainment. "But the work those establishments have done has helped to decrease transmission and to increase vaccination rates in the city," Bettigole said. 6abc.com

COVID Fades But Business-Vaccine Bills Move Forward
Utah GOP plans to stop private businesses from requiring vaccine passports
On Tuesday, a House committee approved HB60 which blocks private businesses from requiring proof of vaccination for customers and employees.

That's currently not what's happening in Utah, but Rep. Walt Brooks, R-St. George, warned he did not want the state to morph into a liberal state like he's seen in Washington, New York and California.

"If you go to the movies or the grocery store you have to show your ID and your vaccine passport. It just rubs me wrong that, in America, we have to show papers," Brooks said.

Brooks' bill also blocks governments from requiring employees from being vaccinated or providing proof of vaccination but does make some exceptions for public and higher education and some hospitals that could lose federal funding. sltrib.com

Washington man attacks Applebee's employee with meat cleaver over vax proof

COVID: Is mask-friendly Bay Area embracing looser mask rule?

In warning to U.S., COVID rates soar after Denmark lifts all restrictions

Covid: Austria and Germany decide to ease rules


Security Lawsuit & Fine
Nashville security company fined $23K after fatal Kroger shooting
Nashville security company was hit with a massive fine after a deadly shooting that happened at a Memphis Kroger back in August.

On Aug. 7, 2021, Gregory Livingston was working as a security guard at the Kroger Fuel Center on Poplar and Kirby when Alvin Motley of Chicago was shot and killed. Witnesses told officials loud music was coming from Motley's car and Livingston asked him to turn it down. Shortly after, witnesses said they heard a gunshot.

Livingston was hired through a company called Universal Protection Service, LLC out of Nashville. However, after further investigation, court documents show Livingston was not an off-duty police officer as the company previously reported. The company was issued a fine of $23,000, which was reportedly paid the day the consent order was signed.

Family members reportedly said Motley was visiting Memphis from Chicago for business prior to his death. Livingston was held in Shelby County Jail on a $1.8 million bond since his arrest in August. wkrn.com

Former Employee Threatens CEO's Family with "Blood Bath" if Stock Isn't
Over $200 in 2 Weeks

Georgia Man Admits Making Interstate Threats Against Executive Officer of New Jersey Company
Alan Wallace, 59, of Cumming, Georgia, pleaded guilty charging him with one count of transmitting interstate threats. The interstate threats charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for June 23, 2022.

From January 2021 to March 2021, Wallace, a former employee of Company-1, sent threatening email communications to Victim-1, an executive officer of Company-1, a publicly traded company with headquarters in New Jersey. Victim-1's Company-1 email account received the emails every few days beginning on Jan. 11, 2021, and continuing through early March 2021, with more sporadic emails arriving thereafter. The emails were sent to Victim-1 from an anonymous email service.

The emails threatened violence to Victim-1 and to Victim-1's family if Company-1's stock did not exceed a certain share value within 30 days. An email received on Feb. 5, 2021, with the subject line "Blood Bath," read: "[Victim-1], it seems you don't care about your family. This will be an absolute blood bath if stock isn't over $200 in 2 weeks. Your hurt [sic] so many, and now it is your turn to experience it." justice.gov

NRF Reacts to January Retail Sales Surge
January Retail Sales Overcome Omicron and Inflation to Show Strong Gains
WASHINGTON - Retail sales powered through COVID-19's omicron variant, inflation and other challenges to post strong increases in January, the National Retail Federation said today.

"January's numbers show that 2022 is starting very strong for consumers and retailers, especially on the heels of a record holiday season and record sales in 2021," NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. "While the year ahead has challenges with inflationary pressures, labor shortages, COVID-19 impacts and uncertainty related to international tensions in Russia and China, today's numbers show that despite these concerns, consumers are spending, and the economy remains in good shape."

The U.S. Census Bureau today said overall retail sales in January were up 3.8 percent seasonally adjusted from December and up 13 percent year-over-year. By comparison, December sales were down 2.5 percent from November but up 16.7 percent year-over-year. Despite occasional month-over-month declines, sales have grown year-over-year every month since June 2020, according to Census data. nrf.com

Retail Price Increases & Supply Chain Snags
CFO survey: 55% of retailers to raise prices in 2022, No. 1 risk to business is supply chain disruption
To boost revenue amid an inflationary environment and ongoing supply chain issues, 55% of retailers will raise prices in 2022 - 38% already have. Some retailers are taking more drastic measures: More than 25% are planning to restructure or reorganize this year.

Supply chain disruption was cited as the number one risk to business by the surveyed executives. Rising transportation costs ranked as the top supply chain threat, cited by 52% of executives, followed by supplier risks or delays (38%), supply shortage (37%) and higher customer expectations (34%). All of these factors translate to rising prices and product shortages and, in response, retailers are largely passing on these costs to consumers, according to BDO. chainstoreage.com

Retail Trade Show Boycott
Patagonia, REI, Public Lands threaten to boycott Outdoor Retailer trade show
A group of major outdoor retailers - including Timberland, Patagonia, REI, The North Face and Public Lands - are threatening to boycott the Outdoor Retailer trade show if it's moved to Utah, according to a release put out by The Conservation Alliance.

The retailers said they would not "support or attend a trade show event in Utah so long as its elected officials continue attacks on national monuments and public lands protections," adding that Utah "leads the fight against designated national monuments and public lands." retaildive.com
Grubhub teams with 7-Eleven on convenience delivery
Grubhub has announced a partnership with convenience store chain 7-Eleven that will bring the delivery service company into the world of convenience store delivery. Grubhub first tested the model in New York City as Grubhub Goods and now plans to expand the offering to 3,000 locations across the US, delivering products such as snacks, toiletries and beverages. supermarketnews.com

Former Walmart exec joins Bed Bath & Beyond

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

Senior Dir. Security Operations job posted for Bed Bath & Beyond in Union, NJ
The Sr. Director Operations leads the department's security, safety, crisis management and loss prevention strategic and tactical response capabilities in support of the Company's field, supply chain and corporate operations. The Sr. Director Operations reports directly to the VP of Security & Loss Prevention and works collaboratively with investigations, store and supply chain teams and with all functions across the enterprise. bbby.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com

Director LP - North America job posted for Claire's in Hoffman Estates, IL
The Director, Loss Prevention, NA is responsible for the loss prevention function in North America and ensuring that business assets are protected through measurement of business assets and compliance. To make recommendations and implement agreed business & LP strategies and to support all business partners internally and externally in minimising risk to company assets through management of the Loss Prevention function. claires.referrals.selectminds.com

Director of Loss Prevention job posted for RaceTrac in Atlanta, GA
The Director of Loss Prevention is responsible for developing strategy and goals to minimize potential financial risk and financial discrepancies at stores related to cash and/or inventory. This individual will be expected to develop a strong understanding of various systems, processes, and risks in multiple areas at RaceTrac and affiliate companies while simultaneously implementing a loss prevention system. racetrac.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com

Dir. of Safety & Security Management job posted for Perdue in Salisbury, MD
The Director of Safety & Security Management is responsible for directing and providing safety & security oversight to the Perdue Live Productions to include feed mills, hatcheries and grow out offices along with PTI sites and garages. The position oversees development and implementation of behavior safety practices, audit functions for safety procedure implementation, ensures compliance with corporate, OSHA, NFPA, DOT, DHS any governmental & non-governmental agencies along with any specific customer safety requirements. perduecareers.com

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Apply Now for Vector Security Networks'
2022 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Scholarships

Scholarships support LPQ and LPC certification for loss prevention professionals and hopefuls.

PITTSBURGH, February 17, 2022 -
Loss prevention professionals, as well as those who aspire to work in loss prevention in the United States and Canada, can apply for Vector Security Networks' annual Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships now through March 31, 2022.

Details and application information can be found at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpf-vs-scholarship.

The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals or hopefuls seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Vector Security began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this important and rapidly-evolving industry.

A total of 307 scholarships valued at more than $305,000 have been awarded since the program began. The scholarships cover all course and examination fees for LPF's Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) or Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications.

This year, 10 LPQ and 10 LPC scholarships will be awarded to U.S.-based professionals, while another five LPC scholarships will be awarded to those based in Canada.

"Vector Security Networks is pleased to continue our LPF scholarship program," said Dave Fisher, Division President, Vector Security Networks. "As the security needs of multi-site businesses continue to evolve, it's important for loss prevention professionals to stay current on industry trends and solutions. Continuing education and certification in this field will help them meet the challenges of their profession."

As a member of the LPF Board, Fisher said he and the company are proud to support the LPF in advancing individual industry knowledge, developing careers, and elevating the profession.

Details can be found at: https://www.vectorsecurity.com/lpf-vs-scholarship.

Applications can be submitted via the Loss Prevention Foundation website at: https://www.yourlpf.org/page/Vector_Security_Scholarship_2022.






Retail Cyberattacks Up 130%
What Happens When a Growing Retailer Gets Breached? Assessing the True Costs of Cyber Attacks
Small and midsized retailers have seen a significant spike in cyber attacks, with the number increasing more than 130 percent since January 2020. Meanwhile, newer, more targeted and more damaging attacks are quickly becoming the standard, with the number of insider threats doubling over the course of 2021, and customized attacks expanding four times. Every business of every size is now a target, and thus it's important to consider what happens when a growing retailer gets breached. Unfortunately, the true cost manifests in several ways.

Direct Monetary Loss

Online and brick-and-mortar retailers suffer downtime as a result of cyber attacks, leading to immediate monetary impact. Every minute a site is down or the cash register can't process payments takes a financial toll. From a ransomware perspective, locking up data for ransom has two direct financial implications: the cost of the ransom itself, and the downtime associated with the lockup. Meanwhile, theft is also an issue, as stealing money is easier than stealing goods. Whether it's through phishing or account takeover, attackers divert funds from retailers to accounts they control.

Regulatory Penalties and Potential Legal Fees

From a regulatory standpoint, in cases where customer data is stolen, the breached retailer by law must inform its customers of the breach. This can lead to immense costs. For context, 300,000 online customers breached x $1 per notification adds up to quite a significant amount of money. Some jurisdictions will also impose a financial penalty in cases of customer data leakage. For example, California's Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) stipulates that the Attorney General can impose a $2,500-$7,500 fine for each violation. If there was an ongoing attack in which multiple data sets were stolen, it would lead to massive fines. Retailers can also be sued after an attack that leads to data leakage. Legal fees and potential financial damages ruled in favor of plaintiffs can be devastatingly expensive.

Retention and Brand Reputation

And, of course, there are the customers. Customer retention is also impacted significantly after a successful cyber attack. Once a retailer notifies customers of a breach, previously loyal buyers may choose to shop with competitors, and overall customer willingness to use credit cards will decline. Both have massive financial implications for the retailer. Related to this is the reputational impact: once an attack is public, a retailer will face reputational damage, which, while difficult to directly measure, has a serious financial impact nonetheless. mytotalretail.com

Prevention & Mitigation
Why companies need cybersecurity and cyber resilience

Companies need cybersecurity and cyber-resilience plans to not only protect against attacks, but also mitigate damage in the aftermath of a successful one.

AdvertisementThe volume and velocity of cyber attacks aren't slowing any time soon. Companies today need to be ready and able to protect their data in the event of an attack, while also being prepared to handle fallout should a system be compromised.

To keep your company running smoothly, teams must to account for cybersecurity and cyber resilience. Cybersecurity plans ensure organizations are prepared for cyber attacks and can quickly recover and resume critical affected systems and technologies.

But this may not be enough if business operations are affected by the attack. If mission-critical applications were sabotaged by an attack, for example, it may take time to get replacement systems and their associated data in place. These kinds of consequences can be mitigated via disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) plans. DR plans can help recover disrupted IT assets using a variety of techniques, such as cloud recovery services, data backup facilities, backup copies of critical systems and a supply of spare components. BC plans should support cyber-resilience plans by activating procedures to recover business operations.

Both cybersecurity and cyber-resilience plans should be deployed, documented, periodically exercised, and regularly reviewed and updated. They can effectively complement BC and DR plans to create a program that keeps the business operating as usual, despite cyber attacks. techtarget.com

Money Launderer For Criminal Enterprise Looking at 20 Years Fed. Prison
BEC Schemes - Business Email Compromises Hitting U.S. Businesses

Virginia Man Pleads Guilty To Laundering $35M From Fraud Schemes Targeting Victims Across The United States Perpetrated By Ghana-Based Criminal Enterprise
FRED ASANTE pled guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering for his role in a criminal enterprise based in the Republic of Ghana ("Ghana") involving the theft of tens of millions of dollars. ASANTE was arrested on February 17, 2021 in Virginia and pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff. ASANTE has been detained since his arrest.

From at least in or about 2013 through at least in or about 2020, ASANTE was a member of a criminal enterprise (the "Enterprise") based in Ghana that committed a series of frauds against individuals and businesses located across the United States, including in the Southern District of New York. The frauds perpetrated by the Enterprise have consisted of, among other frauds, business email compromises, romance scams, and fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

FRED ASANTE, 36, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Once ASANTE received fraud proceeds in bank accounts under his control, he withdrew, transported, and laundered those fraud proceeds to other members of the Enterprise abroad. The defendant primarily laundered the fraud proceeds through his business by using the proceeds to purchase automobiles, food products, and other goods from U.S.-based suppliers and distributors of such products and shipping those products to Ghana and elsewhere. The defendant's transactions had the appearance of legitimate business transactions when, in fact, the products had been purchased using the proceeds of fraud schemes. This trade-based money laundering scheme was designed to obscure the origin of the fraud proceeds as well as the identity of the ultimate beneficiaries of these schemes. In total, from in or about 2016 through in or about 2020, the defendant controlled over a dozen business bank accounts with deposits totaling over $35 million. justice.gov

Russian Actors Targeting US Contractors in Cyber Espionage Campaign, CISA Warns




Cannabis Security Technology
Security Technologies for the Cannabis Industry: 2022
Today's security trends are all about multi-faceted technologies that do more than just increase safety. As the lines between digital, cyber, and physical security blur, technologies evolve to meet the needs of all three. Cannabis businesses looking to adopt 2022's top security trends will find that each increases security while also improving operations and efficiency.

Remote Accessibility

The ability to remotely access security solutions empowers cannabis businesses to increase efficiency and quickly react to emerging threats. This particular security trend is driven by the widespread adoption of cloud technologies and advancements in cybersecurity. Modern access control systems can now be managed offsite via a mobile app or browser-based platform. Business managers and security professionals can remotely lockdown facilities, instantly grant or revoke access, and immediately unlock secure doors in the case of an emergency. Similarly, modern alarm systems allow for remote arming and disarming of the system, even offering wireless panic buttons.

Solutions for Preventing False Alarms

In addition to the already listed advancements in video surveillance, surveillance technology has further evolved to prevent crimes before they occur. Proactive video monitoring (PVM) software, such as Netwatch, makes use of powerful analytics to detect unauthorized activity and deescalate incidents in-progress. While analytics can also detect unauthorized activity, PVM is capable of detecting and verifying the event by alerting a human intervention specialist who can then determine if the activity is an active security threat or a false alarm. If an active threat is confirmed, the intervention specialist can speak directly to the intruder via a live audio warning and initiate a proper, policy-based response.

AI and Cybersecurity

For the second year in a row, the Security Industry Association's (SIA) Security Megatrends report found that artificial intelligence (AI) was again the top trend shaping the security industry today. AI has countless applications from remote guarding, to video analytics, data gathering, and beyond. Not only do these applications deliver advanced security and improved efficiency, but also provide valuable business intelligence that can be used to guide smarter business decisions. sapphirerisk.com

Unique Security Challenges for Cannabis Lounges
Security and Safety for Cannabis Consumption Lounges
For consumption lounges and other cannabis businesses, security typically starts during the licensing process in the form of security plan required by either the state, the locality, or both. Prospective
business owners must submit a written plan that indicates the business' commitment to compliance and the security that will be in place on the premises. This includes the use of video surveillance systems, access control systems, alarms, and other security measures to ensure that the business is protected at all hours.

One of the unique security and safety challenges that comes with operating a cannabis consumption lounge is preventing over-consumption of cannabis or cannabis products. Many locations have mandated only single use cannabis products be sold on-site, such as pre-rolls, edibles, or beverages, instead of selling flower. Measures must be put in place by the cannabis lounge to prevent over-consumption that might include limits on the total THC amount of all goods purchased and/or limits on the amount of time spent in the consumption lounge. In addition, operators must ensure that the amount of cannabis sold is not above the daily purchaser limits established by regulation for retailers.

While all cannabis businesses must deal with the challenges of preventing shoplifting and customer theft, cannabis lounge operators must also deal with the potential of a customer leaving the premises with a product intended only for consumption on-site within the lounge. This is often prohibited by state and local law and could lead to hefty fines and other legal consequences for both the operator and the customer, even if accidental. sapphirerisk.com

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Shoreline, WA: Man shot 6 times during Shoreline pot shop robbery
An employee at a retail marijuana shop in Shoreline knows he is lucky to be alive after he was shot six times during a robbery last month. Two suspects walked into Dockside Cannabis on Aurora Ave N just before 11 p.m. on Jan. 5. Huckleberry Kid, his real name, says he just reacted when one of the men put a gun in his face and demanded money. The 22-year-old was shot six times as both suspects opened fire on him. He spent weeks in the ICU recovering and may still have more surgery ahead. "I got shot in the leg. I got shot through and through in the arm, broke one of my bones. Got a screw in there. I got shot through the abdomen, chopped up my liver a little bit. I got another shot in the abdomen and another shot on the top of the leg," said Kid. q13fox.com

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The Director of Security manages a staff of security guards who are responsible for patrolling and inspecting the organization's property against diversion, theft, fire, vandalism, and terrorism, as well as ensuring the safety of personnel and visitors while on or about the organization's premises. Jushi is a vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis company that develops and operates high-end retail locations, premium brands, state-of-the-art cultivation, processing, manufacturing facilities, along with a cutting-edge online platform that is setting a new standard for a sophisticated, data-driven, modern cannabis experience. indeed.com

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Fed. Judge: "This could be called modern day organized crime."
First of six consultants indicted in Amazon bribery scheme sentenced to prison

Defendant used prior status as Amazon employee and underhanded tactics, including commercial bribes, to steal confidential information and manipulate the Amazon Marketplace

Seattle - The first of six consultants indicted in September 2020, for a fraud and bribery scheme targeting Amazon.com and its online Marketplace, was sentenced today to 10 months in prison and a fine of $50,000. Rohit Kadimisetty, 28, of Northridge, California pleaded guilty to conspiracy in September 2021. At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones said, "You do not have a license to steal from Amazon, ...you were involved in illegal conduct.... This could be called modern day organized crime."

According to records in the case, since at least 2017, the defendants used bribery and fraud to elevate and benefit certain merchants on the Amazon Marketplace. Kadimisetty and the other defendants served as so-called consultants to third-party ("3P") sellers on the Amazon Marketplace. Those 3P sellers sold a wide range of goods, including household goods, consumer electronics, and dietary supplements on Amazon's multi-billion-dollar electronic commerce platform.

Following his employment at Amazon, and after relocating to the United States, Kadimisetty used his inside knowledge to recruit employees in India to misuse their employee privileges and access to internal information, systems, and tools. Kadimisetty connected employees in India with other consultants and 3P sellers across the United States. Kadimisetty acted as a middleman of sorts, assigning tasks on behalf of 3P sellers and negotiating and arranging bribe payments on behalf of corrupted Amazon insiders. To hide his criminal conduct, Kadimisetty used deceptive email accounts, encrypted messaging services, and bribes through third parties.

The illicit services provided by Kadimisetty and the other defendants included: stealing confidential business information about Amazon algorithms; reinstating accounts and products that had been suspended; circumventing inventory fees for Amazon warehouses; falsifying claims for lost inventory; and facilitating attacks on competing sellers and product listings.

In his plea agreement, Kadimisetty admits being responsible for $100,000 in bribes paid to Amazon insiders during his active involvement in the enterprise. Kadimisetty left the conspiracy in late-2018, after a number of his contacts in India were fired by Amazon due to the misconduct.

Four defendants, Ephraim Rosenberg, of Brooklyn, Joseph Nilsen, and Kristen Leccese, of New York City, and Hadis Nuhanovic, of Acworth, Georgia, are scheduled for trial in October 2022. Defendant Nishad Kunju, of Hyderabad, India, has not been arraigned on the indictment. justice.gov

E-Commerce Fueling a Surge in Unwanted Products
How Online Shopping Is Covering the Planet With Abandoned Clothing

Used clothes might travel the globe or go straight to the dump. Here's why.

E-commerce is fueling the cycle. By 2021, online sales accounted for nearly half of all apparel purchases, according to Digital Commerce 360. That year, e-commerce apparel purchases rose 25%, to $181 billion.

When ordering online, shoppers tend to buy more clothes than they plan to keep. More than half of shoppers told e-commerce customer service company Narvar in 2021 that they buy multiple sizes of the same product with a plan to return what doesn't fit. Some companies even let customers keep clothes that don't work out, giving them even more clothes to donate or throw away.

Though it's difficult to quantify, e-commerce appears to drive more purchases of clothes, said Neil Saunders, a retail analyst at GlobalData. Online shopping has exposed shoppers to more brands than they'd see in their local mall, and it makes it possible to shop any time of day, he said. cnet.com

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Logan Township, NJ: $24K in cigarettes taken in gunpoint robbery of delivery drivers outside Wawa
Police in two states are investigating an armed robbery last month in which bandits stole more than $24,000 in cigarettes from a delivery truck in South Jersey. The robbery occurred around 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 outside of the Wawa on Center Square Road in Logan Township. A truck driver and his assistant were unloading the vehicle at the rear of the store when they were approached by three masked men armed with guns, the victims told Logan Police. They were ordered to the ground as the robbers took cases of cigarettes destined for that store and six other locations. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle, but the victims were unable to provide descriptions of the men or their vehicle, police said, adding that there were no surveillance cameras in the area where the robbery occurred. The total value of the theft was estimated at $24,425.11.

A day after the crime, Logan investigators spoke with police in Middletown, Delaware, who reported they were investigating a similar robbery from Jan. 10. That agency served a search warrant and recovered the shipments for two stores that were taken in the New Jersey heist. The recovered merchandise was valued at more than $6,200. nj.com

Kearny Mesa, CA: Smash-and-Grab Thieves Roll Away With $15K in Goods From Kearny Mesa Skate Shop
A smash-and-grab-style burglary at a skate shop in Kearny Mesa has the look of similar robberies in larger Northern California communities. The shop owner says masked thieves got away with more than $15,000 worth of merchandise and computer equipment, but security footage could help identify them. "They stole a ton of our elbow pads and our wrist guards. Our indoor wheels, they just came over and swept off our whole shelf. A lot of our bearings were taken. I think that was a big one for us," Sin City Skates owner Kelly Timm said. The former roller derby player, known as "Bo Toxic" in the rink, is adding up her missing inventory. "Shocked. Brazen is probably a good word. They just came in with cameras everywhere. We have an alarm. They didn't care," Timm said. The caper was caught on camera. The two burglars tripped the alarm at 2:35 a.m. Monday. nbcsandiego.com

Fort Myers, FL: Man sought as suspect in Fort Myers Walmart thefts worth over $7K
A man caught on security footage is being sought as a suspect in multiple thefts totaling over $7,000 in merchandise from a Walmart in Fort Myers in January. From Jan. 3 to Jan. 20, deputies say the suspect committed multiple thefts from the Walmart located at 14821 Ben C Pratt/6 Mile Cypress Parkway. On Jan. 3, he stole baby formula, diapers and four home theater projectors; on Jan. 4, three soundbar speakers; on Jan. 14, a $1,1,00 Samsung TV; on Jan. 15, more formula and diapers, as well as two more Samsung TVs; on Jan. 19, children's clothing, two more TVs, a hoverboard and some power tools; and on Jan. 20, another home theater soundbar, another TV, a Walmart Onn TV and two more hoverboards. The grand total of merchandise alleged stolen by the suspect is around $7,350. The suspect was seen driving away in a dark-colored SUV and possibly a smaller sedan driven by another person. The suspect appears to have letters tattooed on his left arm, starting from the wrist to the elbow. winknews.com

3 teens charged with stealing car, merchandise from New Rochelle Home Depot
Three teens are now facing charges for allegedly stealing a car and merchandise in New Rochelle. Police have released a photo showing the car and items they say were stolen from a Home Depot. One of those arrested is 19-year-old Rahkeem Goodwin of the Bronx. Two 15-year-old boys, one form Brooklyn and the other from Staten Island, were not identified because of their ages. All three are charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property. bronx.news12.com

Update: Santa Clara County, CA: Man charged for allegedly taking $50K in jewelry from Palo Alto store
Santa Clara County prosecutors have charged a man for 20 commercial burglaries, including a smash-and-grab at a downtown Palo Alto jewelry store where about $50,000 worth of gold and silver were stolen in November. Charles Edward Hastings, 42, of San Jose, has been charged with committing multiple acts of felony vandalism in connection with the burglaries, which were committed in six different cities across the county, according to a news release issued Tuesday. Hastings and his accomplices allegedly used a saw to break into businesses and cart away entire cash-filled ATMs. paloaltoonline.com

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Shootings & Deaths

San Diego, CA: 1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting outside Mountain View liquor store
One man was killed and another was wounded Tuesday in a shooting outside of a liquor store in Mountain View, local authorities said. Police responded to multiple 911 calls about 2:40 p.m. on the shooting that happened on Ocean View Boulevard, San Diego police Lt. Adam Sharki said. Upon arrival, officers found a man down on the sidewalk with "at least one apparent gunshot wound" to the upper part of his body, according to Sharki. The Union-Tribune reported that the man had been shot in the head and collapsed to the ground. Despite the aid of officers, the 27-year-old victim, whose name was not disclosed, died at the scene. Another victim, a 54-year-old man, was transported by private vehicle to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police say, and is expected to recover. fox5sandiego.com

Shreveport, LA: Convenience store shooting victim dies
According to SPD Sgt. Angie Wilhite, a man went into the Village Food on Jewella Avenue and shot another man in the abdomen around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The motive behind the shooting is not known at this time. The victim was taken to Ochsner LSU Health, where he later died. He was identified by the Caddo Parish Coroner's office as 29-year-old Roderick D. Walker. arklatexhomepage.com

Philadelphia, PA: Man, 59, fatally shot at strip mall in Crescentville
A man was shot and killed at a Philadelphia strip mall. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Whitaker Avenue in the city's Crescentville section. he 59-year-old male victim was shot once in the right side of his body, police say. He was taken by medics to Einstein Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as Xiao Zhong Lin of Philadelphia. Police were seen going in and out of a restaurant searching for evidence. It is not clear if the shooting took place inside that business. 6abc.com

Wichita Falls, TX: WFPD releases footage of Stripes murder suspect
The Wichita Falls Police Department has released new video of the capital murder suspect from Saturday's shooting. WFPD released two video clips, which appear to have been taken from the security cameras at the Stripes on Southwest Parkway, and encouraged the public to call Crime Stoppers if they had any information about the incident. 51-year-old Floyd Kirt of Wichita Falls was killed during the shooting, which occurred around 5 a.m. on Feb. 12. Friends said that Kirt had been working as a store clerk to save up money in the hopes of opening a t-shirt shop. A makeshift memorial for Kirt emerged at Stripes shortly after his death. newschannel6now.com

Fight led to shooting at Home Depot in North Las Vegas
Two men who did not scan items at a self-checkout register were part of a shooting at a North Las Vegas Home Depot that left a worker injured, according to details police released Wednesday. Antwoine Sconiers, 36, was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas last month after fleeing the store in the 1200 block of West Craig Road on Jan. 10 with Tyrell Sharp after an employee was shot, police said. Sconiers and Sharp were approached by a store employee who noticed that not all their items were being scanned. A physical altercation ensued, and the employee was pepper sprayed twice by Sconiers, according to an affidavit from the North Las Vegas Police Department. The altercation ended after the employee was shot, the affidavit stated. While the affidavit did not name the other suspect at the store with Sconiers, North Las Vegas police spokesman Alexander Cuevas confirmed Wednesday that Sharp was the second suspect arrested in connection to the shooting. As of Wednesday night, Sharp remained in custody in Tarrant County Corrections Center in Fort Worth, jail records show. reviewjournal.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Career Retail Armed Robber Offender - Off the Streets
Career Offender Gets 17 Yrs. for String of Retail Armed Robberies
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - An Upper Marlboro, Maryland, man was sentenced today to 17 years in prison for committing five armed robberies across Northern Virginia and Maryland.

According to court documents, between January 24, 2021, and March 13, 2021, Jon Karl Mcree Fleet, 62, robbed a Macy's Store in Springfield; a McDonald's restaurant in Alexandria; a Subway restaurant in Largo, Maryland; a Papa John's restaurant in Falls Church; and a Domino's restaurant in McLean.

At the time of the robberies, Fleet was a convicted felon, having previously been convicted for armed robberies, and was thus prohibited from possessing a firearm. Fleet's lengthy and violent criminal history qualifies him as a "Career Offender." justice.gov

Denton, TX: Burglary Suspect Rappels Into Denton Skateboard Shop
In the early hours of February 5, most North Texans were nestled in their homes. That morning, the last of the week's ice and snow had yet to melt, and temperatures had dropped to the lowest point all season. Still, at Denton Skate Supply, surveillance cameras captured a man peering in through the front door. Minutes later, he was on the roof sawing his way in. Cameras captured him rappelling into the store via rope before he turned them the other way. "It was pretty mind-blowing. Like I said, we've been burglarized a couple of other times and they used the typical, break a window come in. But the roof aspect kind of added a comical, you know, element to it. We can't help but laugh. It's just not what we ever expected. You know?" said owner Crit Kiley. Kiley said the thief used a long metal grabber to pull a couple of skateboard decks out before climbing in. He escaped on a stolen longboard, getting away with about $400 in merchandise. nbcdfw.com

Mecklenburg County NC Sheriff's Office Hires Armed Security Guards to Beef Up Staffing
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office is hiring private security officers to help with a critically low staffing situation at the Mecklenburg jail. The sheriff's office has entered a contract with Strategic Security Corp to provide 27 security officers to work in four locations (Courthouse, MCDC-Central lobby, MCSO Headquarters and MCSO Admin Services). The cost associated is $400,000 for the remainder of the fiscal year. wbtv.com

Stockton, CA: 20 tortoises stolen from business
The Stockton Police Department is searching for a man accused of literally pocketing 20 live baby tortoises from a business in January. At 3:30 a.m. on January 21, someone burglarized a business in the 1300 block of Miner Avenue in Stockton. Stockton police say the thief broke open a display and put baby tortoises in his pocket. abc10.com

Parma, OH: Suspects caught before possible 4th gas station robbery in same night
Three suspects were taken into custody after a string of gas station robberies in Parma overnight. According to investigators, the three robberies happened within an hour and the suspects appeared to be planning a fourth before being caught by officers. Police records show that the first armed robbery happened at the Speedway around 11:49 p.m. Tuesday. The second happened at the Shell gas station at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday and the third happened at the 7-Eleven at 12:49 a.m. A spokesperson from the Parma Police Department said, while their officers were busy handling the other robberies, a Parma Heights officer noticed a suspicious vehicle in the same street's Sheetz gas station parking lot about 12:55 a.m.. That officer told Parma police and three men, ages 35, 28, and 19, were taken into custody. fox8.com

Eastern Seaboard Romanian Skimming Crew of 15 Locked Up & Awaiting Deportation
Romanian National Gets 21 Months & Deportation After Jail for Role in Multi-State ATM Skimming Scheme
BOSTON - A Romanian national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston on racketeering conspiracy charges relating to an ATM skimming operation that stretched throughout Massachusetts and other states including Connecticut, New York and South Carolina.

Dragush Hornea was a member of the Hornea Crew, led by co-conspirators Constantin Denis Hornea and Ludemis Hornea. Over a period of 18 months, the Crew engaged in an ATM skimming scheme to steal debit card numbers and PINs from unsuspecting bank customers up and down the Eastern Seaboard. . The stolen information was then used by Hornea and other co-conspirators to clone the victim customers' debit cards and make unauthorized withdrawals from victim bank accounts at ATMs throughout the United States. In total, the skimming activities resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses.

Dragush Hornea, 26, was indicted with 13 co-defendants in May 2017, along with another co-defendant charged in a superseding indictment. All 15 defendants have pleaded guilty and those sentenced have received sentences ranging from one year and one day to 65 months in prison. justice.gov


Carlisle, PA: Police investigating arson following fire at Walmart
State Police report that the fire marshal said there were no injuries in the fire. The store was closed around 11 p.m. after the fire, as there was a significant amount of smoke, police say. Police also report that a person of interest has been identified, but their identity will not be released at this time as the incident is under investigation. Police also say that there was a significant amount of merchandise damaged in the fire, but that total costs have not been calculated yet. Cumberland County officials are investigating a suspected arson after a portion of the inside of a Walmart store in Carlisle caught fire on Wednesday night. fox43.com




C-Store - Punxsutawney, PA - Robbery
C-Store - Wichita Falls, TX - Armed Robbery / Man shot & Killed
C-Store - Mobile, AL - Armed Robbery
CVS - Duluth, MN - Armed Robbery
Collectable - Cheyenne, WY - Robbery
Dollar General - Jonesboro, AR - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Baton Rouge, LA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Taylor, MI - Armed Robbery
Hardware - Schererville, IN - Burglary
Liquor - Cleveland, OH - Burglary
Pharmacy - Jasper County, TX - Burglary
Restaurant - Fort Wayne, IN - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - West Monroe, LA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Duluth, MN - Armed Robbery (Jimmy John's)
Sport - Denton, TX - Burglary
Sport - Kearny Mesa, CA - Burglary
7-Eleven - Parma, OH - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Fresno County, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Dixon, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Butler, PA - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 15 robberies
• 5 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 1 killed

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