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Gregg Smith, CFI/LPC promoted to VP of Asset Protection
for Five Below

Gregg has been with Five Below for over six years, starting with the company in 2014 when he was brought on board as the Sr. Director of Asset Protection. Gregg was hired to build the company's first ever asset protection department from the ground up. Before joining Five Below, he spent more than three years at The Children's Place as the Sr. Director of Loss Prevention. Prior to that he was the Sr. Director of Loss Prevention and Store Operations at DKNY. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles with other retailers including Bloomingdales, Home Depot and JCPenney. Congratulations, Gregg!

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Prosegur Security Launches New Wonder Glide EAS Tag With a Retractable Pin

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Following a two-month soft launch, during which millions of units were sold, Prosegur Retail Security, a global leader in security technology, has officially launched its new Wonder Glide EAS tag which aims to solve the problem of loose pins causing employee and customer injuries.

"The Wonder Glide tag incorporates the pin into the housing of the tag itself using an innovative approach that ensures that the pin stays safely inside the tag when not in use," said Robert Simoneau, CTO of Prosegur's global retail business unit. "The tag is applied to merchandise with a simple push of a button, and can be removed with just one hand, saving time and eliminating the need for the store personnel to sort tags and pins after use. Its clever design includes three available locking mechanisms for optimal security and can be color-customized to specific retail environments."

According to Simoneau, the Wonder Glide has another unique feature that adds to its versatility: the tag can be reconfigured by store associates to be used with a pin or with a lanyard in a matter of seconds, and is easily adaptable to self-checkouts. "This means each store's team can quickly adjust to the changes in inventory that needs to be protected without having to purchase different tags," he explained.

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Final Day of RLPSA's Annual Conference Featured Breakout Sessions & Closing 2-hour session with Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates

"Constantly Innovating for Delivery Safety & Security" with
Van Carney (Domino's), Scott Sanford (GoPuff) & Craig Jones (Papa Johns) 

Day 3's Value-Packed Agenda

• "Managing Multiple Brands for LP Success" presented by Christopher Magana, WKS Restaurant Group, Dan Lieberman, Southeast QSR and others

• "Flushing Out Restroom Risk & Liability" presented by Bill Moore, Director of Safety and Security at Eat N Park Hospitality Group

• "Constantly Innovating for Delivery Safety & Security" presented by Van Carney, Director of LP, Safety, and Security for Domino's, and others

• "The Loss Prevention Case Through a Prosecutor's Eyes" presented by Kimberly Overton Spahos, North Carolina Prosecutor

Closing Keynote: "Everything You need to know to De-escalate a Tough situation," presented by Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates' Joe Wolf, CFI



The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021

"First-Ever Bold, Comprehensive Approach to Hold Police Accountable,
End Racial Profiling by Addressing Systemic Racism and Bias to Help Save Lives"

With Biden's backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing

Banning Choke Holds & Prohibiting Certain No-Knock Warrants

Cheered on by President Joe Biden, House Democrats hustled Wednesday to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, able to avoid clashing with moderates in their own party who are wary of reigniting a debate they say hurt them during last fall's election.

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act was approved 220-212 late Wednesday.

The bill would ban chokeholds and "qualified immunity" for law enforcement and create national standards for policing in a bid to bolster accountability.

The legislation would ban chokeholds, end racial and religious profiling, establish a national database to track police misconduct and prohibit certain no-knock warrants. It also contains several provisions that would make it easier to hold officers accountable for misconduct in civil and criminal court. One proposal long sought by civil rights advocates would change "qualified immunity," the legal doctrine that shields officers from lawsuits, by lowering the bar for plaintiffs to sue officers for alleged civil rights violations. washingtonpost.com  startribune.com

Fact Sheet:
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, end racial profiling, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias to help save lives. The Justice in Policing Act would: 1) establish a national standard for the operation of police departments; 2) mandate data collection on police encounters; 3) reprogram existing funds to invest in transformative community-based policing programs; and 4) streamline federal law to prosecute excessive force and establish independent prosecutors for police investigations.

The Bill Itself: H.R. 1280 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021

'Riot Ready' Minneapolis - Over 3,100 Guard & Police
George Floyd Trial Spurs Minneapolis to Prepare for Unrest
Activist groups like Black Lives Matter have said they plan to protest peacefully during the trial but can't rule out the possibility of civil unrest breaking out in the event of an acquittal. Minnesota Public Safety Director John Harrington said in a briefing Monday that he is coordinating with federal officials to monitor the possibility of extremist groups trying to disrupt the trial but that there is no known imminent threat.

Barricades and barbed wire are rising in the area around the Hennepin County Courthouse, where jury selection in the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin is set to begin Monday.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said the city has been working for months with state and Minnesota National Guard officials on a plan to deploy a peak total of 2,000 guard members and 1,100 police officers, including many from other jurisdictions, when the jury starts deliberating in mid-to-late April.

City leaders were forced to call for help from the National Guard under duress during last summer's mass protests, which devolved into nights of rioting and looting in commercial corridors across the city and the surrender and destruction of a Minneapolis police station. This time, officials say, they have had months to prepare and are vowing to maintain order while allowing peaceful protests as the city faces what leaders are calling a historic challenge.

The City's Plans - The Actual Video - 17 Activist Groups Vow Protest - 1,500 Businesses Impacted
- $1 Billion in Damage
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60-Day Extension for D.C. National Guard Troops
Capitol Police request extension of National Guard to protect Congress,
defense officials say
U.S. Capitol Police have requested a 60-day extension of some of the 5,200 National Guard members activated in the District in response to security threats and the Jan. 6 assault on Congress, defense officials said Thursday.

Two defense officials said that the Defense Department received the extension and that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Army officials will consider it. If approved, it would keep Guard members on duty through May, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

About 5,200 Guard troops are on duty in Washington now, staffing a security perimeter around the Capitol that includes miles of fencing around one of the major symbols of American democracy. It was installed after the insurrection, launched by supporters of President Donald Trump after a "Stop the Steal" rally in support of his false claims that he won the election. washingtonpost.com

NYC shootings surged in February despite historic snowfall

COVID Update

80.5M Vaccinations Given

US: Over 29.4M Cases - 531K Dead - 20M Recovered
Worldwide: Over 115M Cases - 2.5M Dead - 91M Recovered

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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 279   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 266
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Retailers Sticking with Mask Requirements
Starbucks, Target Among Companies to Still Mandate Masks in Texas Despite
Lift on Covid-19 Restrictions

Several large chains plan to keep restrictions in place despite Gov. Abbott's move;
Life Time, Albertsons to drop mask requirement

Some of the biggest U.S. retail, theater, hotel and restaurant chains say they will continue mandating masks and limiting capacity in Texas after the state drops Covid-related restrictions next week.

Hyatt Hotels Corp, Target Corp., Starbucks Corp. and CVS Health Corp., are among the major corporations saying they have no plans to drop mask requirements. Gym operator Life Time Inc., Albertsons Cos. and a number of local restaurants plan to stop mandating masks or return to normal capacity, or both.

Some business owners in hard-hit sectors like gyms and restaurants said they fully support a return to normalcy. The state had since September limited indoor restaurant capacity at 75%. wsj.com

   Kroger, Costco and other big and small retailers stick with required masks

   Is Texas messing with retailers?

57% Want Incentives to Get Vaccinated
Workers split on coronavirus vaccine mandates, incentives, survey shows
A little more than half (52%) of employees responding to a recent survey said employers should require workers to receive a coronavirus vaccine; slightly more (57%) of the 1,006 respondents said they were in favor of incentives, according to the Feb. 23 results from Eagle Hill Consulting.

"There will not be a one-size fits all approach, and it isn't enough to just announce plans. Employers have to find the balance between ensuring a safe environment while not imposing requirements that will generate employee anxiety or animosity."

Encouragement may be the safest approach from a compliance perspective, management-side attorneys previously told HR Dive, citing concerns about, among other laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act. hrdive.com

California's Improving & Slowly Opening Up
L.A., O.C. could significantly reopen economies in weeks.
Here's what needs to happen
With COVID-19 cases on the decline, Los Angeles and Orange counties are inching closer to being able to significantly reopen their economies.

Both heavily populated counties are now on the cusp of potentially moving into the red tier, a more permissive category of the state's reopening road map that would allow wider indoor business operations - including at restaurants and gyms - as well as the resumption of in-person classes for students in grades 7 through 12.

The earliest either county could advance is two weeks from now, and they'll only do so if select measures of coronavirus transmission hit certain state-set benchmarks.

Counties in the red tier can allow indoor restaurant dining and movie theaters to reopen at 25% capacity or up to 100 people, whichever is fewer. Indoor gyms and dance and yoga studios can open at 10% capacity. Museums, zoos and aquariums can open indoor activities at 25% capacity, and nonessential stores and libraries can open at 50% capacity, up from 25% capacity

Effective Wednesday, seven new counties moved into the red tier.

The advancement of Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, El Dorado, Napa, Lassen and Modoc swells the number of counties that have progressed out of the purple tier to 18, and raises the number of Californians living outside areas with the highest restrictions from about 1.6 million to 5 million, or about 13% of the state's population.

Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, Shasta, Plumas, Yolo, Marin, San Mateo and Mariposa counties were already in the red tier. Two counties - Sierra and Alpine - have gone a step further, into the orange tier.

No county is currently in the least stringent yellow category. latimes.com

Reviving Ghost Towns - Empty Restaurants - Struggling Transit Systems
Return-to-Office Plans Are Set in Motion, but Virus Uncertainty Remains
Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for "hybrid" work arrangements.

Corporate executives around the country are wrestling with how to reopen offices as the pandemic starts to loosen its grip. Businesses - and many employees - are eager to return to some kind of normal work life, going back to the office, grabbing lunch at their favorite restaurant or stopping for drinks after work. But the world has changed, and many managers and workers alike acknowledge that there are advantages to remote work.
While coronavirus cases are declining and vaccinations are rising, many companies have not committed to a time and strategy for bringing employees back. The most important variable, many executives said, is how long it will take for most employees to be vaccinated. President Biden on Tuesday said that the United States was "on track" to have enough vaccines for every adult by the end of May.

Another major consideration revolves around the children of workers. Companies say they can't make firm decisions until they know when local schools will reopen for in-person learning.

Then there is a larger question: Does it make sense to go back to the way things were before the pandemic given that people have become accustomed to the rhythms of remote work?

"Everyone has different comfort levels with coming back,"

About a quarter of employees across the country are going into offices these days.

The U.S. has administered more than two million vaccine shots per day over the past week.

New York will allow live performances again next month, with masks and reduced capacity


Growing Movement to Remove Barriers for Job Seekers With Criminal Histories
Ban-the-Box Legislation is Working Research Shows
States and cities have adopted ban-the-box legislation, which prohibits employers from requiring applicants to indicate whether they have a criminal history. Some research has indicated the laws are productive. A 2019 study from Case Western Reserve University revealed employment increased by up to 4% in high-crime U.S. neighborhoods where ban-the-box laws were in effect.

Some employers have devised their own strategies to minimize employment barriers for those with criminal records. Cosmetics retailer the Body Shop, for instance, announced in February 2020 that it would implement an "open hiring model" and skip background checks for applicants.

Federal law allows employers to conduct background investigations on applicants. The Fair Credit and Reporting Act mandates, among other things, that employers notify applicants when they're going to conduct a background check and let them know that the information they received led them to revoke an employment offer.

But the law doesn't insulate employers from claims like those alleged in Mandala. Macy's was accused of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in June 2019. The lawsuit, brought by a non-profit that provides reentry assistance, claimed the department store's policies and practices reinforced the criminal justice system's racial discrimination and resulted in unjustified racial disparities in employment opportunities. The parties settled the suit last year. hrdive.com

Experience The Future Conference
The pandemic has threatened the very core of the meetings industry. Associations and destinations alike have responded to the best of their ability, learning new lessons with every new obstacle. Have conference destinations decrypted what delegates will be craving for once we are let out of our cages, what it takes to make travelling around the globe worthwhile again?

This knowledge economy was forced to reinvent itself because of the pandemic. Taking travelling out of the equation has admittedly opened vast digital possibilities for learning, but on the downside, it has made - for some - all this knowledge a bit sterile, lacking the excitement of sharing an experience in person while exchanging ideas. This is where the experience economy gains the upper hand and what the post-pandemic era of business events should focus on. In this regard, Christian Woronka, director of the Vienna Convention Bureau, confirms that: "An experience can elevate a convention or event, providing further dimensions and igniting greater creativity."

The Exciting New World of Online Meetings

2020, and probably for its most part 2021, have taught even the most 'traditional' delegate that online meetings work. After some initial bumps, associations realized that with some creativity, open-mindedness and the right technology they can still offer their members advanced education and training. In fact, it is more advantageous compared to physical meetings as knowledge can be more customized, more accessible, cheaper and definitely reaching a larger audience.

However, the argument that the value of networking cannot be found online is a real one. Is this entirely true? Can an association overcome this meaningful 'networking issue' and, if yes, to what extent? associationsnow.com

Disney plans to close at least 60 (30%) of its NA stores this year

Amazon Opens First 'Just Walk Out' Physical C-Store in the UK

OpenEye, Alarm.com integration delivers enhanced video verification of intrusion and alarm events

How $100M in Jobless Claims Went to Inmates

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Cyber Espionage - Theft of Crown Jewels - On the World Stage
It's Gotta Be State Sponsored - Payback's a B****

Three Top Russian Cybercrime Forums Hacked

We're Talking the Mother-Load of Cybercrime Intelligence Data

Over the past few weeks, three of the longest running and most venerated Russian-language online forums serving thousands of experienced cybercriminals have been hacked. In two of the intrusions, the attackers made off with the forums' user databases, including email and Internet addresses and hashed passwords. Members of all three forums are worried the incidents could serve as a virtual Rosetta Stone for connecting the real-life identities of the same users across multiple crime forums. krebsonsecurity.com

Editor's Note: Being the Russians and organized crime groups en-mass, the hackers had to feel quite comfortable in who they are, where they're based, and who supports them. Just look at the group they just stole the crown jewels from. Probably the most dangerous and largest group of criminals on the planet.

Well number one - kudos to them - you've got to respect a group willing to take those guys on. Because as we all know all hacks leave tracks and traces. Which means eventually their identity will be known if only by a few. And given the Russians level of sophistication and who supports them, as in Moscow, they will probably find out rather quickly. The question then is does the public ever find out? I would say no. Because if it wasn't the FBI or CIA then it could be a competitor like China or North Korea. Because a hack of that level and depth sound state sponsored. Hey but who am I.

One way by the way we could find out is to watch the FBI arrests over the next twelve to eighteen months and watch who's getting extradited to the U.S.

As a matter of fact even Krebs points out "Some forum lurkers have speculated that these recent compromises feel like the work of some government spy agency."

"Only intelligence services or people who know where the servers are located can pull off things like that," mused one mainstay of Exploit. "Three forums in one month is just weird. I don't think those were regular hackers. Someone is purposefully ruining forums."

Well, daaa - who else would have the .... to hack that group?

Final thought: This has got to be the biggest and most damaging hack of the cyber criminals network in history. Just a thought. - Gus Downing

CISA issues emergency directive to agencies:
Deal with Microsoft Exchange zero-days now

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an emergency directive following the release of fixes for zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange. The US agency's Emergency Directive 21-02, "Mitigate Microsoft Exchange On-Premises Product Vulnerabilities," was issued on March 3.

This week, Microsoft warned that
four zero-day vulnerabilities in Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, and Exchange Server 2019 are being actively exploited by a suspected state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) group from China called Hafnium.

Exchange Online is not affected by the bugs. However, Exchange Server is software used by government agencies and the enterprise alike, and so Microsoft's warning to
apply provided patches immediately should not be ignored.

In light of this, CISA's directive -- made through legal provisions for the agency to issue emergency orders to other US government bodies when serious cybersecurity threats are detected -- demands that federal agencies tackle the vulnerabilities now.

CISA says that partner
organizations have detected "active exploitation of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange on-premise products."

"Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities
allows an attacker to access on-premises Exchange Servers, enabling them to gain persistent system access and control of an enterprise network," the agency says. zdnet.com

   More Details Emerge on the Microsoft Exchange Server Attacks

The End of Network Perimeters as We Know It
Enterprises observing uptick in risky behaviors since shift to remote work
Tanium released a report to evaluate the primary IT operations and security challenges organizations have faced amid the large-scale shift to remote work in the COVID-19 era, and how businesses plan to adapt moving forward.

"Our distributed workforce means the end of the network perimeter as we know it and the rise of the endpoint," said Chris Hodson, Global CISO of Tanium.

"But managing and securing endpoints requires visibility and control. You can't secure what you can't see. As the research reveals, it is critical that IT teams continue to invest in solutions that
break down data silos and enable automation to ensure manageability, security and insight for their endpoints."

Enterprises were overly confident in their security posture pre-COVID
Uptick in risky behaviors since the pandemic started
Overlooking software updates could present a software supply chain risk
Cloud investments accelerate
The pandemic shifted investment priorities
IT is facing new security and operational challenges with increased complexity
Zero trust, authentication and device management rise as the perimeter falls  

These hackers sell network logins to the highest bidder.
And ransomware gangs are buying

Stealing and selling Remote Desktop Protocol credentials has risen over the past year - and cyber-criminal middlemen are making a profit by putting businesses at risk from ransomware and other attacks.

A look into the pricing of stolen identities for sale on dark web

3 Security Issues Overlooked By the NIST Framework




Legalization + Criminal Justice Reform?
As Marijuana Legalization Advances In DC., Lawmakers Focus On Racial Equity
When talk of legalizing marijuana at the state level started a decade ago, many advocates and lawmakers were focused on how the programs would work and how much revenue they'd bring in. Now, those conversations have shifted: how can the programs and revenue work for Black and brown communities that have been most impacted by the war on drugs?

That shift is evident in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, where efforts to legalize sales of recreational marijuana are in various states of progress - but all of them are putting an emphasis on racial equity.

In all three jurisdictions, marijuana legalization measures now making their way through the legislative process would require automatic expungement of records for certain marijuana-related arrests and convictions, set aside growing and sales licenses for communities most impacted by the criminalization of cannabis, and mandate that a certain percentage of revenue from sales be reinvested in those communities.

In a bill introduced by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday, residents with a prior marijuana conviction would get preference points when applying for a new licenses to sell or grow, and those who have lived in Wards 7 or 8 for the preceding five years would get exclusive right to run marijuana delivery businesses. (The bill builds on a similar measure she introduced in 2019.)

A competing bill introduced Monday by D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson would set up a Cannabis Equity and Opportunity Fund to help fund marijuana businesses run by residents of areas with high levels of poverty or drug arrests. It also would establish a Community Reinvestment Program Fund to help pay for homeless services, economic development and other programs in low-income neighborhoods. (Passing either bill would first require Congress to lift its prohibition on D.C. legalizing sales, which city officials say could happen this year.)

"Racial justice and equality are now way more part of the conversation than they were in the beginning of the rollout of legalization in this country," says Queen Adesuyi of the Drug Policy Alliance, an advocacy group that has worked with lawmakers in D.C. and elsewhere on legalization bills. dcist.com

'Pot for Shots' Program Gets Global Attention
Free weed? Cash? What would it take for you to get the COVID vaccine?
Clearly, the push to globalize the rollout of a lifesaving vaccine is moving into unfamiliar and perhaps uncharted territory. In a year filled with bursts of unprecedented news, this may be the most fitting coda imaginable.

At the Greenhouse of Walled Lake, in Michigan's Oakland County, the "Pot for Shots" promotion is alive and well. Jerry Millen, who runs the dispensary in partnership with the Ubaked Cannabis Company, created a program whereby a person with proof of vaccination can walk into his store and collect a free pre-rolled joint, no questions asked.

On a typical day, Millen told me in a phone call, his business serves anywhere from 1,000 to 1,400 customers. This month, between 100 and 200 clients each day are showing proof of vaccination and collecting their reward. "We have given away almost 4,000 pre-rolls, which cost about $10 apiece," said Millen. "This was a way for me to kind of normalize cannabis, promote cannabis, and tie it into maybe helping in some small way in the pandemic."

The program, Millen said, has been such a success that he is going to extend it through March. It has attracted media attention from places like CNN and NBC-but also, Millen said, from a Russian media outlet, an interesting development given the citizenry's uncertain reaction to that country's rushed rollout of the Sputnik V vaccine. fortune.com

No More Urine Tests?
Proposed California law would end most workplace marijuana tests
California adults can smoke marijuana without fear of going to jail, but using it after hours can still have consequences at work. A new bill in the Legislature aims to end a still common employment practice five years after Californians voted to legalize recreational cannabis in which private companies require can workers to test for marijuana use.

Assembly Bill 1256, introduced by Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, is intended to prevent employers from using past evidence of marijuana use, such as a hair or urine test, as justification for discrimination against an employee, such as denying or terminating employment, according to Dale Gieringer, director of California NORML, a sponsor of the bill. cannabisbusinessexecutive.com

Three Ways Employment Screening is Impacted by Cannabis Laws
Gov. Justice Open to Recreational Marijuana Legalization in West Virginia

Florida lawmakers to consider bill limiting amount of THC in medical marijuana




Walmart Coming For Amazon?
Why Amazon Should Be Worried About Walmart's Micro-Fulfillment Centers
While Amazon's logistics strength is viewed as an unbeatable advantage, the mini, automated fulfillment centers Fabric and other tech providers are installing in Walmart stores and in U.S. supermarkets could be the Trojan horses that get past the e-commerce empire's defenses.

In the 15,000-square-foot Tel Aviv space, six employees, aided by dozens of robotics-powered totes scuttling from station to station, fill grocery orders for one of Israel's largest supermarket chains. The site typically fills 300 orders a day, with each order averaging 50 items, and has the capacity to fill many more than that.

At the Tel Aviv site, Fabric is showing retailers that it can put a micro-fulfillment center almost anywhere-even in an underground parking garage-and make it work.

Now, Walmart is preparing to use that technology to turn its stores into even more of a competitive advantage against Amazon.

Amazon doesn't just have to worry about Walmart. Leading U.S. supermarket operators also are moving quickly to add automated, in-store fulfillment centers. Other big-box retailers are expected to follow Walmart's lead.

Fabric is one of three robotics firms that Walmart is partnering with to build automated fulfillment centers in its stores. Walmart, when it announced the deals in a blog post last month, said dozens of local fulfillment centers are in the works, with many more to come. forbes.com

The Rapid Delivery 'Arms Race'
Walmart drops $35 minimum purchase for 2-hour delivery
Walmart dropped its $35 minimum purchase requirements for its two-hour Express delivery service, which the retail giant launched last May.

Delivery through Express now requires $10 on top of existing delivery charges. The retailer's Walmart+ subscription, which also launched last year, drops the second delivery fee.

"Customers told us sometimes the items they needed in a hurry didn't meet the minimum, so we're removing it, making it even easier for customers to get what they need when they need it," Tom Ward, senior vice president of customer product, said in a press release. retaildive.com

Court OKs Christopher & Banks' Ch. 11 sale of e-commerce unit
A federal bankruptcy court approved Christopher & Banks' sale of its e-commerce business last week to an affiliate of Hilco Merchant Resources. In February, Christopher & Banks canceled an auction for the unit, after no other qualified bids emerged other than a stalking force bid from the buyer. The sale comes with a closing cash payment of $12.7 million. retaildive.com

Lowe's fulfills 60% of online orders from stores, moving 6-times faster
CEO Marvin Ellison said Lowe's opened an e-commerce fulfillment distribution center in Southern California last year, and it will open three additional locations to help deliver same-day and next-day orders. Online sales in Q4 2020 were up 121% YoY. supplychaindive.com

Amazon worker died by suicide at Las Vegas facility

Amazon Union Is a Tough Sell in Town Where $15 an Hour Goes a Long Way




Thieves cut hole in roof, steal $75K in jewelry from Moore Sam's Club
According to police, $75,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a Sam's Club in Moore on Monday. Reports say burglars cut a hole in a loading dock roof and descended into the building. Officials say the burglars were wearing all black and escaped through a fire exit. ktul.com

Kissimmee, FL: $5,000 in merchandise stolen from Ulta Beauty store
Kissimmee police detectives are seeking information on several people captured on camera after stealing about $5,000 in merchandise from an Ulta Beauty store. Police responded to the store around 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 25 in reference to a grand theft. Investigators determined four people stole approximately $5,000 worth of merchandise. Kissimmee police released photos of the possible thieves who are wearing some distinct clothing items people may recognize. clickorlando.com

Walmart Associate makes Crime Stopper's Most Wanted; passing over $3,000 of merchandise to friends

Westerly, CT: Habitual shoplifter charged with attempting to steal more than $1,400 in goods from Walmart

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Shootings & Deaths

North Charleston, SC: Woman accused in shooting at outdoor SC mall
A South Carolina woman is in custody for the January shooting that injured another woman at an open-air mall. The North Charleston Police Department announced the arrest Wednesday of India Nicole Summersett, 19. On Jan. 8, a woman was shot in the chest while sitting in her vehicle parked at the Tanger Outlets in North Charleston, authorities said. Summerset faces a charge of attempted murder, attempted armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Police did not say what led them to her. washingtontimes.com



Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Update: White Center, WA: Burglary suspect wanted after ramming stolen minivan into a grocery store
King County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help to locate the suspect accused of ramming a stolen green Chrysler Town and Country minivan through the front doors of Grocery Plus in White Center on February 20th at about 10:25 p.m. Detectives say he then stole cigarettes and lottery tickets from the business. Damage to the store was estimated at $20,000. The stolen minivan was later recovered by Seattle Police. q13fox.com

Beech Creek, PA: Dollar General Armed Robbery suspects lead 115mph pursuit, arrested with outstanding warrants
Police in Clinton County say they have arrested a man from New York and a woman from Wisconsin after an armed robbery at a Dollar General in Beech Creek. Carlos Pacheco Cortes, 32 and Sonia Santana, 22 were both charged with robbery, theft and other related offenses from an alleged armed robbery at the Dollar General in Beech Creek Township on February 19. Police say during the incident, Cortes pointed a black revolver hand gun at a Dollar General employee after the employee approached the couple for leaving the store with a cart full of merchandise they had not paid for. The two fled from the store in a black vehicle bearing New York plates. Troopers spotted the vehicle near Interstate 80 in Milesburg. Police say they engaged in a pursuit with the vehicle, with speeds topping 115 mph. Troopers disabled the van and the two were arrested and brought back to Clinton County where they will face charged. Police say both suspects have outstanding arrests warrants out of New York for robbery charges. pahomepage.com

Bensalem, PA: Man assaulted Boscov's Loss Prevention officer at Neshaminy Mall
A Middletown man sent a loss prevention officer to the hospital after he assaulted him while trying to steal from a store in the Neshaminy Mall on Tuesday afternoon, according to police. Bensalem police said Christopher Joseph Anselmi, 35, was stealing from the Boscov's when he hit the officer in the head with a cellphone. The officer was bleeding heavily from his face, and had to be taken to the hospital to get stitches. Anselmi is charged with robbery, which is a felony, as well as misdemeanor offenses of retail theft, simple assault, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. buckscountycouriertimes.com

Hoover, AL: Man gets 20 years in federal prison for 2018 Riverchase Galleria carjacking, Jeffco C-Store robbery

Austin, TX: GameStop location robbed in January, police searching for suspect and person of interest

Davie, FL: 6-year-old girl sets up bake sale to help Pet store owner recover from Burglary




Beauty - Kissimmee, FL - Robbery
Clothing - Valencia, CA - Robbery
Department - Normal, IL - Burglary
Department - Madison, WI - Robbery
Dollar General - Lexington Park, MD - Robbery
Gas Station - Lumpkin County, GA - Robbery
Grocery - White Center, WA - Burglary
Grocery - Rayne, LA - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Durham, NC - Robbery
Jewelry - Niles, OH - Robbery
Jewelry - Portland, OR - Robbery
Jewelry - Texarkana, TX - Robbery
Jewelry - Chicago, IL - Robbery
Jewelry - Tulare, CA - Robbery
Liquor - Marianna, AR - Burglary
Walmart - Benton County, WA - Burglary


Daily Totals:
• 12 robberies
• 4 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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None to report.

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