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Protect your supply chain from
rising retail theft

February 28 | 2:00 p.m. EST

As retail theft increases due to organized and opportunistic groups, supply chains are becoming a more lucrative target. Join experts from Under Armour and Verisk as they discuss recent supply chain and cargo theft trends and statistics, highlight changes in criminal methods, case studies and best practices to ensure internal and external collaboration to protect your goods against increased loss.

This webinar is opened to NRF Members-only, is closed to the press and off the record.




NACS: Using AI to protect people, your most valuable assets

Convenience stores suffer most retail fatalities for six years running, now exploring face matching software to prevent deadly violence, ORC loss.

It’s official: 2022 was the most violent year ever in America’s retail stores. Criminals killed 381 U.S. retail customers and 170 retail employees in 2022, according to industry publication D&D Daily. For the sixth year running, convenience stores suffered the highest losses, with 32 percent of all violent retail fatalities in 2022.


NACS, the association for convenience and fuel retailing, faced such grim statistics head-on last week in Miami. RadiusAI’s Andrea Huels moderated the NACS Leadership Forum session “How AI is Changing Loss Prevention” on February 9. Huels said the traditional notion of “loss” now extends to preventing the loss of retail’s most important assets: the lives of employees and customers. Huels led the discussion with FaceFirst’s Dara Riordan, Kroger’s Chris McCarrick, and Radius AI’s Susan Sly.

Riordan shared why retailers are rapidly deploying face matching software to address life safety concerns and crippling ORC losses. Modern face matching technology transforms security cameras from passive, reactive tools to proactive, real-time violence prevention tools. FaceFirst’s face matching software provides retailers with immediate notifications when ORC thieves, violent offenders, and other known threats enter—a vital situational awareness advantage when seconds matter.

Convenience stores can also use face matching software for investigations into thefts using bladder trucks, ORC campaigns, or recidivists who have robbed several stores owned by the same chain, Riordan said. Huels highlighted three armed robberies of three convenience stores in 30 minutes last year.

Retailers using facial recognition software have matched active-shooter threats, disgruntled ex-employees, violent ex-spouses, members of ORC syndicates, murder suspects, arsonists, and sex offenders. They have also helped find missing Amber Alert children, missing elderly citizens, and human trafficking victims.

FaceFirst considers the use of AI with human oversight vital for retailers. Calculate the risks of being caught unaware when a known offender enters your store. If you knew there was a proven solution to keep your valued customers and associates safer from violent offenders, would you implement it? The real risk is answering no. FaceFirst’s solution is fast and accurate—take action today at facefirst.com.



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A video showed people running as shots were fired inside the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday. Police arrested two suspects and said the shooting left one person dead and three others injured.
Photo: Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

El Paso Cielo Vista Mall Shooting Came After ‘Random’ Confrontation, Police Chief Says

Two arrested following incident at mall near location of 2019 Walmart mass shooting

The shooting that killed one and injured three at an El Paso, Texas, mall Wednesday evening, steps from the Walmart where an attacker killed 23 people in 2019, was the result of a random confrontation between two groups who didn’t know each other, the city’s police chief said.

“During the confrontation, a physical altercation took place,” Interim Police Chief Peter Pacillas said during a press conference Thursday afternoon. “During that fight…one person produced a handgun and shots were fired.”

Police in the West Texas border city said reports of an active shooter in the food court of Cielo Vista Mall came in Wednesday at 5:05 p.m. local time.

Chief Pacillas said the two groups of people in their late teens to early 20s didn’t know each other. Authorities don’t believe it was a gang-related shooting and no officers were injured or fired their weapons during the incident, he said.  wsj.com


Federal ORC Bill Getting Press in Ohio

Joyce’s bipartisan bill aims to ‘curb the dangerous trend of large-scale theft’

U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) on Feb. 9 signed on as an original cosponsor of a bipartisan bill to combat organized crime involving the illegal acquisition of retail goods that get sold through physical and online retail marketplaces.

“Organized retail crime creates nearly $100 billion in losses for businesses in Ohio and around the country,” Rep. Joyce said on Tuesday. “Congress must do more to address this issue; we can no longer allow these criminal operators to run rampant."

The Combating Organized Retail Crime Act of 2023, H.R. 895, which U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) sponsored on Feb. 9 with two other original cosponsors, including U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV), would establish an Organized Retail Crime Coordination Center under the authority of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

The coordination center would include experts from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies along with retail crime associations who would work to create a cohesive strategy to combat organized retail crime, according to a bill summary provided by Rep. Joyce’s staff.  riponadvance.com


New ORC Legislation Coming in Alabama

Legislation on retail theft punishment to be introduced to Alabama lawmakers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A new piece of legislation will be introduced to Alabama lawmakers in March to crack down on retail theft.

Alabama District Attorneys Association Executive Director Barry Matson said retail theft has gone up in the state because there is no law that punishes people for stealing under $1,500 worth of merchandise from a store.

“We also do not have a RICO or an organized crime statute in Alabama,” Matson said. “That’s a red flag to these organizations to come to Alabama. It’s open season for our stores.”

Matson said this forces retailers to take extra measures to secure merchandise and raises prices for the consumer.

Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey said he has multiple cases with repeat retail shoplifters.

“I saw one where someone had gone in 15 different times and stolen $1,000 worth of merchandise at least every time that she had gone into this particular store,” said Bailey.

Bailey added some stores have either closed or refused to do business in Montgomery because of the high rate of theft.

Bailey wants to have shoplifters who have been caught stealing multiple times face prison time.

“If you went into a particular store in Montgomery and stole that amount of property, it is illegal for us as prosecutors or a judge to send you to prison on that,” Bailey said. “That’s absolutely ridiculous.”

Matson is advising businesses to be vigilant and not tolerate crime while they work on getting the legislation passed.

April 14, 2022 Alabama enacts law to help stem the tide of stolen goods on online marketplaces


New York Mayors Ask For Funds For Gun Violence & Bail Reform

New York Officials Testify in Albany On Various Public Safety Priorities On ‘Tin Cup Day’

Mayors, government officials and leaders across the state of New York gathered in Albany on Wednesday for what is colloquially known as “Tin Cup Day,” making their cases for budget increases and specific allocations as the legislature prepares to negotiate the Governor’s proposed budget. 

New York Mayor Eric Adams listed public safety as the “second pillar” of his four-pillar agenda. Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul have previously been closely aligned on a number of issues.

Adams has long sought to change the 2019 bail reform laws, which he said contributed to the uptick in crime during the pandemic. Governor Hochul defended the bail reform law in August after the last budget introduced a number of amendments, but in 2023 has squarely repeated her belief that the 2019 bail reform changes went too far. Hochul has said she will attempt to correct some of those perceived overreaches through this year’s budget negotiations with state legislators. 

Beyond a partial rollback of the 2019 reforms, critics say Hochul’s budget-tied bail discretion proposal would fundamentally alter how bail assignment works in New York state. 

In his testimony, Adams praised the Governor’s continued proposals to roll back parts of the 2019 state bail reform laws to expand judicial discretion in setting bail by getting rid of the “least restrictive” standard judges must currently consider. 

“The Governor’s budget rightfully proposes to keep us safer by giving us additional tools to address our recidivism crises,” Adams said. “Changes to the least restrictive standard, as the Governor has proposed, will go a long way towards solving our recidivism problem.”

Rochester Mayor Malik Evans described gun violence as Rochester’s “greatest challenge,” like many cities across the country. 

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh asked directly for investment in a number of crime reduction programs, particularly violence interruption.   thecrimereport.org


Dayton, OH., PD To Trial Private Security Camera Access Technology

Officers in Dayton, Ohio now have the go-ahead to access live and recorded video from private security systems.   Dayton police said that the program is entirely voluntary, and camera owners have control over the circumstances under which police can access their devices and data.   The tech that Dayton police plan to use as part of a pilot through June 2023, Fusus video aggregation technology, divided some on the commission.  thecrimereport.org

How Miami Police Rolled Out FRT

Command Q&A: The Growing Use of Facial Recognition

Assistant Chief Armando Aguilar, who heads the Miami Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, spoke to OFFICER Magazine about steps agencies must take when implementing new technology such as facial recognition.

How does facial recognition assist with investigations?

Video evidence has become ubiquitous in all types of crimes we investigate. We averaged about 14-15% clearance for Part I crimes over the past 20 years. For the past 3 years, where we’ve gone all-in on facial recognition, our clearance rates have not been below 16%. I attribute about a full percentage point to facial recognition technology

How did the Miami PD craft its policy?

We reached out to as many stakeholders as we could. We started with representatives from the ACLU in Miami, knowing that they would not be in favor of this technology. All of their concerns were very valid, and we were able to incorporate most of them. We made sure that we treated a match as a tip that is called into CrimeStoppers. It’s up to the detective to go out and investigate the case. Another one was to include all of the search results in the investigator’s case file. We conducted media interviews, we got our state attorney’s office and elected leadership on board, and then we elicited public feedback through town halls. Once people heard what we wanted to do, the comments and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

How important is it to include public input?

We learned from a lot of lessons other agencies learned. We weren’t the first to roll out this technology, but we were the first to do what we did as far as getting that public feedback. Whenever you’re going to roll out any type of technology that has these type of privacy implications and has raised a lot of concerns in either media coverage or has that potential because it’s kind of new and unknown, you’re better off just being open with the people who you serve.

How were Miami Police personnel trained?

We decided to narrow that down to the dozen or so detectives and crime analysts that work out of our Real Time Crime Center. We gave them about two hours’ worth of training on what the new dos and don’ts of our facial recognition policy would be. Then we did a 30-minute online training session for all of the other members of our department. We felt that by restricting that access and requiring that anybody who needed somebody to be run through any of our facial recognition platforms, by requiring those officers and detectives to email our Real Time Crime Center with the image that they needed scanned, with the case number, with the type of crime they are investigating, and just those details, would obviously just restrict the use of this technology to official business only.

What have some of the benefits been?

We’ve just had some great success stories on cases that we either would never had solved or cases that would have taken us a lot longer to solve.  officier.com


Kroger's New Payroll System May Have Some Bugs

Employees have filed lawsuits saying that the grocer’s new payroll system has left their paychecks short. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Kroger on Wednesday asking whether the grocery store chain plans to pay its workers who say they were victims of wage theft.

Kroger employees have recently filed a spate of lawsuits alleging that the company’s new payroll system has left their paychecks short. As HuffPost recently reported, one union said it had received hundreds of employee complaints regarding incomplete pay or unauthorized deductions.  huffpost.com


What HR is Being Told About Being Proactive

How HR can help prevent a workplace shooting

Many warning signs simply go unreported, ClearForce CEO Tom Miller

ClearForce is a people risk technology business designed to address multiple facets of safety and security in the workplace, from cybersecurity threats and property damage to harassment and suicide risk. The platform is meant to allow organizations to intervene quickly if workers cite red flags from colleagues or the software detects troubling information, like a threatening social media post. 

Organizations become vulnerable in part because “they tend not to be proactive,” Miller said. “They’re reacting to problems that have advanced pretty significantly, rather than trying to pick up on earlier indicators [when] they’ve got more options and a better chance to course correct.” 

Consider anonymity - Widen the net - Intervene early  hrdive.com


NYC's Century 21 to reopen its Financial District flagship this spring

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Planned Kroger-Albertsons merger draws investigation from Arizona Attorney General's Office

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Croc's Q4 retail & e-commerce sales up 61.2%, wholesale sales up 61.1%, sales up 61.1%       
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Retailers across the country are facing significant increases in retail theft and organized retail crime (ORC) that require immediate action from loss prevention executives.

The industry is struggling under the weight of labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and higher cost of goods. These economic headwinds have been aggravated by the significant losses incurred by ORC.

In addition to the growing financial costs of these retail thefts, retailers and communities across the country are victimized by these hidden costs.


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Everyone Was Warned About “the Risk of Fraud and Scams”

Column: The government crackdown on crypto is well underway. Get out while you can

The sun may be setting on the cryptocurrency craze. If you’re an investor or even just a curiosity-seeker on the fringes of this financial segment, you might want to prepare for its demise.

In just the last few weeks, market and banking regulators in the U.S. have tightened the screws on crypto-related firms. Legislative initiatives in Congress aimed at liberalizing rules for crypto promoters appear to be running out of steam.

The entire crypto market, from the pioneering cryptocurrency bitcoin to fad crypto such as Dogecoin and obscure proprietary tokens such as Stellar and Cardano have been in an extended decline.

The capitalization of the crypto market, which peaked at more than $3 trillion in late 2021, is now estimated at $800 billion, implying enormous losses for late-stage investors. (Some cryptocurrencies have rallied lately, but the benchmark bitcoin is still down by more than 60% from its peak in November 2011.)

In a joint statement issued Jan. 3, the Federal Reserve mentioned “the risk of fraud and scams,” “inaccurate or misleading representations and disclosures,” “unfair, deceptive, or abusive” practices and the risks of “cyber-attacks, outages, lost or trapped assets, and illicit finance.”   latimes.com




DOJ: Justice and Commerce Departments Announce Creation of Disruptive Technology Strike Force
Joint Venture in 12 Cities Will Enforce U.S. Laws Protecting U.S. Advanced Technologies from Illegal Acquisition and Use by Nation-State Adversaries

New Effort Against Chinese Spying: DOJ “Task Force” Will Target Tech Used By Americans

The Justice Department will form a new task force aimed at preventing China and other foreign governments from accessing data through technology used by Americans, a top DOJ official said Thursday—the latest move by the government to rein in Chinese spying after shooting down the notorious surveillance balloon and persistent concerns about TikTok.

The Departments of Commerce and Justice will form the Disruptive Technology Strike Force” that will seek to prevent foreign governments from secretly gathering data and other intelligence through hacking and collusion with technology companies, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said Thursday.
The task force will deploy federal regulators to ensure that international tech companies with American investments do not leverage the relationships to gain access to data and information that could undermine national security, Monaco said. 

Monaco said the task force will also “enhance public-private partnerships to harden supply chains,” in an effort to prevent foreign governments from “trying to siphon our best technology,” a move that would expand the federal government’s efforts to limit exports of technology manufactured in the U.S. to China and other rival countries.

“It is a good bet that the Chinese government is accessing” data from Chinese-based companies with operations in the U.S., Monaco said.  forbes.com


IT security budgets triple as businesses confront more cyberattacks across Europe, US

  • The cost of combating cyberthreats has soared the past five years, as median IT security budgets more than tripled to $5.3 million in 2022, compared with $1.4 million in 2018, according to a report by Hiscox.
  • More businesses are grappling with cyber incidents today compared to previous years. About half of all businesses suffered a breach or attack in 2022, versus 39% in 2020. 
  • The report highlights the growing risk cyberattacks pose to businesses across the globe, as well as the increased financial toll these attacks are having on corporate finances. 

    Companies are spending millions of dollars to protect their data and operations against sophisticated attacks, the survey found. 

    The insurance industry is encountering additional pressures to protect companies against increasingly expensive disruptions and data loss, which places added pressure on the industry to protect its own profitability against potentially catastrophic business claims.  cybersecuritydive.com


    Companies grapple with post-breach disclosure risks

    The concerns leading organizations to withhold information are aplenty, including reputational damage and financial impacts.

    Post-breach disclosures remain a rarity, despite constant warnings from cyber authorities that they can only help organizations if incidents are brought to their attention.

    While half of organizations suffered a data breach in 2022, nearly three-quarters of those breached chose not to disclose the information, according to a report released Thursday by Arctic Wolf.  cybersecuritydive.com







    Amazon will require employees to return to the office 3 days a week

    CEO Andy Jassy told employees Friday the executive team made the decision earlier this week. The announcement comes after nearly three years of observing and experimenting with different models of fully-remote work and a hybrid of in-person and work from home.  seattletimes.com


    Watch Out for the Boomerang

    TikTok is quietly testing in-app checkout—here are the brands using it

    Pacsun and Revolve appear to be among the pilot brands

    TikTok has quietly launched its shop pilot in the U.S., an in-app checkout feature that brands and marketers have been waiting for as they look to capitalize on the #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt trend.

    Pacsun, Three Little Mingos and Revolve are among a small group of US brands testing an in-app checkout option on TikTok. A clickable bag icon within a brand's profile directs consumers to in-app product information such as descriptions, photos and videos, and enables purchases from different brands within one checkout.  adage.com


    FTC Charges Supplement Marketer with Hijacking Ratings and Reviews on Amazon.com and Using Them to Deceive Consumers

    As a result of FTC’s first case targeting review hijacking, The Bountiful Company will pay $600,000.

    The case against Bountiful marks the FTC’s first law enforcement challenging “review hijacking,” in which a marketer steals or repurposes reviews of another product. Bountiful carried out this deceptive tactic by merging its new products on Amazon with different well-established products that had more ratings, reviews, and badges, the FTC said.  ftc.gov


    The Three Things Merchants Are Doing to Fight Fraud in 2023

    In 2023, the payments landscape will continue to experience growth in online transactions, costs associated with digital fraud, and technological innovation. Consumer demands have continued to evolve since the onset of the global pandemic and the increasingly common buyer expectations are centered around frictionless and personalized experiences.

    In the midst of this, fraud continues to be a persistent and costly problem faced by merchants. Navigating the ever-shifting waters of consumer expectations, competitive pressures and fraud mitigation creates challenges across a business’s operational spectrum, including marketing and sales.

    What is becoming quite clear is that accurate and timely data, in combination with technology and a well-rounded strategy, are the best components to reach the optimal point of fraud prevention and revenue generation. Merchants equipped with their own fraud teams are doing their best to secure the journey for their legitimate customers while reducing fraud losses but, without a robust methodology, may disrupt the sales cycle and create a poor buying experience.

    Furthermore, merchants need to leverage accurate data to better identify and understand legitimate customers to enhance personalization for a better buying experience, which leads to increased sales and enhanced loyalty. But the conduit between the fraud department and marketing and sales is often nonexistent. Breaking down departmental silos, sharing relevant data and operating on an integrated tech stack or seamless platform are important to not only avoid the pitfalls many merchants face but also essential for brand perception and sustainable revenue growth.    pymnts.com







    Hialeah, FL: $500,000 Shoplifting spree at Hialeah Macy's caught on camera.

    In the early morning Saturday, three suspect enter the Macy’s store, while a 4th suspect stayed with the getaway car. The suspects believed that they disabled the video and security system throughout the store. Macy’s Asset Protection and Hialeah Police are now focused on several cameras that remained active during the entire shoplifting spree. The suspects move throughout the store using dollies and carts to move stolen merchandise. Suspects focused on perfumes, colognes, and the Fine Jewelry Department. Police estimate the thieves were able to get away with nearly $500,000 of merchandise. (cbsnews.com)

    Panama City, FL: Over $10,000 in Cards and Coins stolen in 45 seconds.

    Gotta catch ‘em all. That’s now the mission for law enforcement, who are searching for suspects they believe smashed and grabbed thousands of dollars worth of items from local card stores, including high-end pokemon cards. The Panama City Police department responded to an alarm at the “Comic Emporium” on Highway 231 at 2 a.m. Thursday. Officers say they found broken glass doors, shattered display cases, and missing memorabilia. Detectives tell us they are searching for four black males, who were seen on surveillance video. According to the owners of the Comic Emporium, the damages and loss of merchandise are worth more than six figures. (wjhg.com

    Casper, WY: Police say man shoplifted $4,000 in game controllers, vacuums, other merchandise.

    Casper police say that over the course of a year, a Bar Nunn man shoplifted about $4,000 in video game controllers and vacuum cleaners from retail stores.

    Seth Cook, 27, was arrested at his Bar Nunn residence on Saturday, Feb. 11, and appeared in Natrona County Circuit Court on Monday. In addition to two counts of grand theft, Cook is also charged with attempting to pick the lock of a Fox Hill apartment storage unit on Thursday, Feb. 9, two days before his arrest. Police say they found lock picks and burglary tools at the home. In Wyoming, possession of these tools is a felony punishable by up to three years in prison.(oilcity.news)

    Murfreesboro, TN: Suspect Steals 25 Bottles of Prevagen From Walgreens.

    Murfreesboro Police Detectives need help identifying a person of interest in a theft case at Walgreens Stores on Medical Center Blvd. and Old Fort Pkwy.

    On Feb. 5, the unknown man used a key to unlock a display cabinet and loaded 25 bottles of Prevagen, worth $1,684, into shopping bags, and walked out of the store without paying. He also took other items. He left the business in a red car. (rutherfordsource.com)


    Livonia, MI: Caught on camera; Exact moment Walmart cameras catch shoppers skip-scanning on self-checkout of $1,400 of merchandise.

    The bold act had unfolded earlier this month at a Walmart in Livonia, Michigan, police said. Walmart cameras caught the wannabe crooks doing the skip-scan trick at the self-checkout machine. The women were seen stuffing plush toys, Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts, and several other items into two shopping carts. Surveillance cameras then show the pair pushing the shopping carts toward the exit before being confronted by loss prevention. The Livonia Police Department said the thieves tried to exit the supermarket with $1,400 worth of unpaid goods. (the-sun.com)

    Everett, WA: Everett Police Announce Six Arrests In First Retail Theft Operation Of 2023.

    Not a whole lot of detail given from police in Everett, Washington regarding a retail theft operation they conducted in south Everett today. Here’s what they posted on social media this afternoon. In response to community concerns, the Everett Police Department worked in conjunction with a local business to conduct a Retail Theft Operation in the 8500 block of Evergreen Way. The 4 ½ hour operation resulted in the arrest of 6 individuals. myeverettnews.com

    Naperville, IL: Man stole more than $2,300 in items from Amazon Fresh store.

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    Shootings & Deaths


    Garland, TX: Bike shop employee found murdered inside store.

    Garland police are investigating the death of an employee at a Garland bicycle shop. On Thursday morning, an employee for Don Johle's Bike World on Broadway Boulevard called police saying he arrived to open the business, but found the internal metal gates were left open. Police say the doors were locked and there was no sign of forced entry into the building. When officers entered the building they found a man dead inside, who was identified as an employee of the store. fox4news.com

    Los Angeles, CA: CSUN Student killed in early morning pursuit collision involving robbery suspect.

    An innocent driver identified as a CSUN student was killed Thursday morning in a high-speed collision involving suspects caught in a police chase. According to his family, 19-year-old Erick Barbosa-Guardado was going home from his night shift at a Marshalls department store in Granada Hills at the time of the accident. A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said the chase commenced at around 12:30 a.m., following an SUV suspected to be in connection to an armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday. When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop at White Oak Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard, the vehicle fled with officers in pursuit. The SUV, carrying two suspects, fled for less than a mile when they ran a red light heading west on Roscoe, colliding into Barbosa-Guardado’s car traveling southbound on Lindley Avenue. Barbosa-Guardado was pronounced dead at the scene. The force of the high-speed impact left both vehicles severely damaged. The suspect driver attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was taken into custody as a loaded rifle was recovered from the vehicle. The second suspect also fled on foot, but remains at large. A description of the person is not available. sundial.csun.edu

    Baltimore, MD: Update: Teenager arrested and charged in Edmondson shopping center shooting that killed 16-year-old.

    Baltimore Police have arrested and charged a 16-year-old with murder in connection to a shooting that killed Deanta Dorsey, 16, and injured four other teens. Police said the 16-year-old suspect is being held at Baltimore’s Central Booking and Intake Center on first-degree murder charges after his arrest Wednesday. Police previously released surveillance photos of two masked men running from the scene of the Jan. 4 crime. Dorsey, two 17-year-olds and two 18-year-olds were standing in a parking lot around 11:20 a.m. at the Edmondson Village Shopping Center when two shooters fired at least 20 rounds at them before running behind the building, police said. Dorsey and another victim were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. (baltimoresun.com)


    Gulfport, MS: Police investigating shooting at Burger King.

    Police are currently investigating a shooting near Middle Driveway and Highway 49 in Gulfport. A scene can be observed at the Burger King drive-thru, where witnesses say an altercation between a customer and employee led to the shooting. wlox.com


    Phoenix, AZ: Man hospitalized after grocery store shooting in west Phoenix.

    Phoenix police say a man is fighting for his life after being shot at a grocery store on the city’s westside Wednesday afternoon. Officers say they were called out to a Food City near 27th Avenue and Van Buren Street around 5 p.m. That’s where they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. Video from the scene early Thursday showed crime scene tape and an extensive police presence centering around two bullet holes on a window.

    Arizona’s Family has reached out to the police for more information. Details on a possible motive have not yet been released. (azfamily.com)

    Houston, TX: Man shot, pickup truck stolen outside convenience store

    A man was shot and his pickup truck was stolen outside of a convenience store in southeast Houston, police say. The shooting was reported around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 5000 block of Doolittle Blvd. The man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his neck area. He was last reported to be in stable but critical condition. centraloregondaily.com

    Bend, OR: Safeway appealing OSHA fines from investigation after Bend shooting.

    Safeway is appealing the $7,250 in fines issued by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The fines were levied after an investigation into alleged safety issues following last summer’s deadly shooting at the store on Bend’s east side. The OSHA investigation was launched hours after the Aug. 28, 2022, shooting — based on a tip from an employee. OSHA found that one of the only three back door emergency exits that night was blocked by hundreds of pounds of drinks and food on stretcher-sized carts. As the gunfire rang out, security photos showed that customers and employees attempted to shove the carts clear of the exit, including a father with his toddler in a shopping cart. The other violation was for failing to review the emergency action plan with new employees or whenever the action plan was changed. “Safeway has appealed both OSHA citations related to our Highway 20 Bend Safeway,” a Safeway spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “The claims brought forth by OSHA do not have merit nor do they accurately reflect the level of safety and training standards we have in place to safeguard our associates and customers.” Two people were killed in the shooting. centraloregondaily.com

    Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

    Elyria, OH: Grafton man in custody for 2 bank robberies, 1 Lowe’s store robbery.

    A 48-year-old Graton man was arrested by Elyria police on Thursday for three recent robberies. According to Elyria police, Michael Coffman robbed the Key Bank on Jan. 9, the Lowes on Jan. 28 and the LorMet Credit Union on Feb. 6. Coffman is currently being held without bond at the Lorain County Jail. He is charged with theft, robbery and aggravated robbery. cleveland19.com

    Kanawha County, WV: Dad arrested for 7-Eleven Armed Robbery after taking daughter on chase.

    A man wanted for robbing a convenience store at gunpoint is under arrest after a long police chase with his daughter. Sheriff's deputies in West Virginia say they arrested Aaron Urban and found money and a shotgun in his pickup truck. The robbery was reported at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said a man went into the 7-Eleven, pulled out a gun, demanded money, and got away in a dark-colored pickup. Deputies found the truck but the driver, later identified as Urban, wouldn't stop and the chase began.

    Authorities said Urban drove onto Interstate 79. Twice, they put out spike strips and three of the pickup's tires deflated, but the pickup kept going. Then, the driver got off the highway and encountered heavy traffic and a large police presence from a concert at the Charleston Coliseum. But deputies said the driver continued on in a reckless manner, nearly striking multiple vehicles. Finally, he stopped and surrendered. Investigators said Urban's 15-year-old daughter was inside the pickup during the robbery and the pursuit that followed. She was released to other family members and was not injured. (mynbc15.com)

    Escambia County, FL: Man pulls gun on 2 people he thought were shoplifting from Dollar General.

    A Century man is facing charges for allegedly holding two people at gunpoint he mistakenly thought were shoplifting from a Dollar General.

    41-year-old Edward Joseph Rose is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of felony kidnapping and two counts of improper use of a firearm. According to an arrest report, Rose was at the Dollar General on North Century Boulevard when he heard someone say a woman was stealing from the store. The report says Rose followed the woman and her boyfriend outside, pulled out a gun and ordered them back inside. The report says the store manager told deputies the woman had paid for her items and they had only asked her boyfriend to leave because of previous run-ins. According to the report, while being questioned by deputies, Rose claimed he never took the gun out of the holster, but both the victims and witnesses said he did.

    Rose was taken into custody Friday and released the following day on a $26,000 bond. (weartv.com)

    Phoenix, AZ: Firestone store in north Phoenix destroyed by fire

    East Cobb, GA: Man arrested in Armed Robberies at two Gas Stations

    Kitsap County, WA: $1 million felony warrant issued for man wanted for theft, burglary while destroying a bank.ATM.




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    • 0 shootings
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