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The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Portland's Shoplifting Crime Web is Out of Control
Shoplifting up 50% or more in many places

Retail theft linked 'to drugs, stolen vehicles' in Portland
Retail theft is out of control. It's up more than 50% in many places. In recent months coordinated shoplifting operations with retailers led to the arrests of dozens of people.

On Sunday, Portland police, Multnomah County deputies and TriMet police worked together on a shoplifting sting at Mall 205 and the Gateway Shopping Center, their 3rd sting since December. Security staff inside the stores communicated with police and deputies stationed outside. A mobile booking unit allowed officers to stay in the area.

Some store owners have cited repeated theft as a reason for permanently closing and leaving The Rose City. In many cases store employees are told by their companies to not confront shoplifters for their own safety.

Authorities told KOIN 6 News shoplifting is just one aspect in a larger web of crime underway in the Portland area and that missions like this make a difference.

"Right now retail theft, it also is associated to our drug issues, our stolen vehicle issues," said Jordan Zaitz with the PPB East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team. "They're all kind of combined together and all of it's affecting our community."

Ezequiel Gutierrez, who owns Mi Cava Cocina, said they "see broken windows along the area. That's an everyday scene nowadays."

In the 2 previous coordinated shoplifting stings at these same locations, a total of 104 people have been arrested, Multnomah County officials said. Additionally, 130 warrants were serviced, 10 stolen cars were recovered and about $11,000 in stolen retail items were recovered.

Police are stepping up the shoplifting crackdowns and letting the community know about it. koin.com

Walmart's Crime Closures Making More Headlines
Retailers are fleeing Portland amid a relentless shoplifting wave

Walmart to close Portland stores as crime-ridden city battles shoplifting wave
Walmart will close its last two stores in crime-plagued Portland, Ore., as the city contends with a relentless wave of shoplifting that has hammered retailers.

The two stores, located in the North and Southeastern sections of the Rose City, will shutter on March 24. The closure announcement followed a "careful review of their overall performance," a Walmart spokesperson told local news outlet KPTV last month.

Nearly 600 employees who worked at the two stores face potential layoffs or transfers. The company did not say whether retail theft was a factor in the store closures.

However, Portland police carried out a retail theft "blitz" earlier this month to crack down on shoplifting throughout the city, KPTV reported.

"We're having big retailers leave," said Jordan Zaitz, a member of the Portland police Neighborhood Response Team. "I mean, to have Walmart close two of its stores is a really big deal. The people in those neighborhoods, that's where they shop."

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon warned in December that the company was seeing a spike in "shrink" - a term the retail industry uses to address losses related to in-store theft or fraud.

Other major retailers with stores based in Portland have experienced issues with shoplifting. Last month, Nike asked city officials for permission to post off-duty police officers at Portland-based stores with the authority to arrest shoplifters, The Oregonian reported.  nypost.com

SF's Overwhelmed by 'Retail Crime Driven by Drugs'
'Fixing San Francisco means eliminating the drug scene'

How to Fix 'Broken' San Francisco, Calif.

SF Must Stop Open Drug Use, Dealing

Michael Moritz's February 26 NY Times Op-Ed on a "broken" San Francisco unleashed strong responses. Most agreed with or challenged the structural causes for the city's alleged breakdown.

For me the inquiry focuses on: What changed in San Francisco in recent years? What spurred the growing belief the city is "broken"? And most importantly: How quickly can what is breaking the city be fixed?

The answer to the first two questions is obvious: The city is besieged by flagrant public drug use, cartel-driven drug markets, and retail crime driven by drugs.

Repairing San Francisco means eliminating the drug scene that defines the city as broken. And San Francisco can do this. It's always been a question of political will. Now that the 2024 elections are on the horizon, the politics are aligning to fix San Francisco.

Restoring Pre-Covid San Francisco

San Franciscans and many others don't understand why drug cartels freely operate only blocks from City Hall. They don't understand why people are free to shoot up drugs on sidewalks where children pass. They don't understand why retail businesses are robbed time and again with little police response.

They don't understand why other cities don't have the sidewalk drug scenes common in San Francisco. San Franciscans know that other cities don't have drug dealing or open drug use in public spaces. That's what's changed since COVID arrived. The pervasive sense of drug-driven lawlessness is why many see the city as broken.

Restoring Public Safety - From Silent to Vocal Majority: beyondchron.org

San Francisco is Held Hostage by Politics
Opinion: Even Democrats Like Me Are Fed Up With San Francisco
The state of San Francisco - mirrored by conditions in other cities around the country - has much to do with the way machine politics, with its many defects, has given way to a splintering of power in City Hall. This makes it much harder for there to be old-style fights between a well-defined machine and an equally animated reform movement. The hollowing out of city newspapers, in our case The San Francisco Chronicle, also contributes to poor governance. And San Francisco, like a growing number of blue cities, suffers a dearth of minority, middle-class voters who could offer steadying influences.

Fortunately, there is increasing agitation for changes to the mechanics of San Francisco city government. In 2020, frustrated by the condition of the city, I helped start and finance TogetherSF, which is now an active organizer of community events and has started to play a role in election contests through its sister organization, TogetherSF Action. Several parents' action groups are also clamoring for improvements. Last November, an elected incumbent supervisor was not re-elected for the first time in 20 years. The district attorney and three of the city's school board members were also recalled last year.

There are plenty of reasons to believe that Democratic San Francisco can again become a bellwether for the nation - this time by turning around a city that's been held hostage by the political classes. There's an increasing recognition that voters have been repeatedly duped. And there is a growing clamor for change. It won't be easy. It will take time, tenacity, magnanimity and the contributions of many. nytimes.com

Biden to Focus on Crime Prevention & Policing
The White House seeks more funding for its 'Safer America Plan'

Biden bucks liberals and tells Democrats to get tough on crime

It shows how powerful the issue has become, says James Carville, who helped Bill Clinton counter soft-on-crime attacks during the 1990s crime wave.

President Joe Biden's decision Thursday on a local crime law sends a national message to fellow Democrats about how he believes they should address Republican criticism of the nation's rising crime rates.

Democrats have focused predominantly on police reform since the George Floyd protests reignited a national debate over race and law enforcement three years ago. But rising violent crime rates and growing perceptions of unease in major cities have prompted a chorus of party strategists and officials to call for a tougher approach to counter Republican attacks.

Biden - who has a history of pushing for stauncher crime laws - has tried to straddle the Democratic divide but was forced this week to choose sides when he said he wouldn't allow the Washington, D.C., city government to enact laws that would lower some criminal penalties.

Next week the president will ask for an increase in funding for his Safer America Plan, aimed at crime prevention and policing, in his 2024 budget proposal, according to a White House official. Biden is also expected to continue publicly emphasizing his record on crime issues.

Violent crime is up nationwide and in major cities, Democrats' main support base, as downtowns struggle to recover from the pandemic. nbcnews.com

Retail Violence Across the Pond
Violence against retail workers has doubled, new data revealed

Retailers seeing 'appalling levels' of violence

Sussex police and crime commissioner, Katy Bourne, acknowledged the remaining gaps in reporting processes and police response.

Retail workers are experiencing "appalling levels" of violent incidents at nearly double the rate of pre-pandemic figures, data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) crime survey has revealed. The incidents include physical assault, racial and sexual abuse, and threats with weapons.

The 2023 survey, released on 2 March, revealed that stores experienced 867 incidents a day with 8 million incidents in total in 2021/22. This is down from 1,301 incidents a day at the height of the pandemic but has nearly doubled the pre-pandemic figure of 455 incidents a day in 2019-20.

Retail crime brings a big financial cost to businesses with the survey showing that £953m was lost to customer theft in the last year whilst retailers spent £715m on crime prevention, totaling the cost of retail crime at £1.76bn.

Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the BRC, said: "The pandemic has normalised appalling levels of violent and abusive behaviour against retail workers. While a confrontation may be over in minutes, for many victims, their families and colleagues, the physical and emotional impact can last a lifetime. To make the UK a safer place to work the Home Office must improve its reporting around the amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act, and the police must prioritise adequately resourcing retail crime. Surely everyone deserves the right to go to work without fear."

Sussex police and crime commissioner, Katy Bourne, acknowledged the remaining gaps in reporting processes and police response. To bridge these gaps, she is encouraging businesses to "report incidents and provide evidence" to help identify offenders, so that PCCs can ensure that retailers concerns "get national and local policing attention".  betterretailing.com

Carbondale PD to receive a grant to fight organized retail crime

UK: SGF & RAC set to host joint Retail Crime event at Hampden Park

COVID's Lasting Business Impact

The COVID Impact?
How CVS evolved from retail pharmacy into health care behemoth

A look at how CVS came to dominate the retail pharmacy industry

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) has emerged as a pioneer in the pharmaceutical industry in the 21st century.

With roughly 85% of Americans living within five miles of a CVS pharmacy, the company is the most profitable retail pharmacy in the U.S. While Rite Aid has a net worth of roughly $200 million and Walgreens is worth $30.52 billion, CVS's net worth is a whopping $104.57 billion as of March 3, 2023.

CVS came to dominate the retail pharmacy industry and beyond through ever-expanding operations fueled by acquisitions, mergers, and partnerships. When the coronavirus pandemic swept through the U.S. in 2020, all of CVS's assets were put to the test.

In November 2021, CVS announced its plans to close 900 stores over a span of three years as the prospect of "a CVS next door" was replaced by Amazon goods at the doorstep. Nevertheless, revenue remained steady for the company, enabling more acquisitions and partnerships. finance.yahoo.com

Full-Time Office Work is 'Dead'
Labor experts weigh in on the future of remote work

Share of full-time, remote work seems poised to flatline at a level 5 times that of 2019.

The pandemic-era trend of working from home remains a key feature of the U.S. job market - and is likely to stay entrenched as a permanent perk for a broad swath of the American workforce, according to labor economists.

The pre-pandemic baseline of going into an office five days a week "is dead" for many workers, said Nick Bunker, an economist at job site Indeed. "Remote work is here to stay," Bunker said.

In 2019, about 5% of full-time work was done from home. The share ballooned to more than 60% in April and May 2020, in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, said Nicholas Bloom, an economist at Stanford University who has researched remote work for two decades.

That's the equivalent to almost 40 years of pre-pandemic growth virtually overnight, his research shows. cnbc.com

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Family Dollar's Effort to Clean Up Stores & Boost Safety
Family Dollar making its shelves even taller so that it can fit hundreds more products in its 'chaotic' stores

Family Dollar's stores are often cluttered. Dead rodents were found at a distribution center last year.

Family Dollar is making its shelves even taller to enable it to add hundreds more products to its stores. Family Dollar stores are already bursting full of merchandise. Dreiling, who took over as CEO in January, emphasized his desire to clean up Family Dollar and Dollar Tree's stores during the call.

"We must improve our store and DC conditions, and we are in the process of doing so," Dreiling told investors, referring to its distribution centers.

The chain's stores are known for their mess and disorganization, with one worker telling Insider the store they worked at was "unhygienic and disgusting."

Concerns about Family Dollar's stores escalated when federal inspectors found live and dead rodents, dead birds, and animal droppings inside a distribution center last year. Family Dollar temporarily closed 404 stores that had received products from the facility - 5% of its total US store count.

A retail consultant told Insider that inventory pile-ups and staffing shortages could be to blame for the infestation.

Dreiling discussed some plans to change the layout of Family Dollar's stores, including adding more cooler doors for frozen and refrigerated items. The chain's goal is to have 30 doors per store, he said. businessinsider.com

Chinese Surveillance Blacklist Grows
US adds two dozen Chinese groups to trade blacklist

Targeted companies include chipmakers accused of assisting China's military and surveillance tech exporters

Washington has put 28 Chinese groups on a trade blacklist for allegedly breaching US sanctions by sending technology for nuclear and missile programmes to third countries or procuring banned products for China's military.

The commerce department placed the groups on its "entity list", which in effect prohibits US companies from supplying them with technology produced in America. Some of the companies were blacklisted for providing technology to an Iranian entity previously targeted by US sanctions.

Among the better-known Chinese targets are BGI Research and BGI Tech Solutions, part of BGI Group, the largest genomics research company in the country. The US is increasingly concerned that China could use groups such as BGI to obtain Americans' genetic data.

The move is the Biden administration's latest effort to punish Chinese groups that allegedly violated export control rules by providing or trying to provide technology that would assist the People's Liberation Army in its rapid military modernisation.

The blacklistings are also a response to a range of other activities, including providing Pakistan with nuclear and missile technology and supplying Myanmar and other Chinese groups with surveillance technology that enables repression and human rights abuses. ft.com

Amazon Go Closures - The Impact
Will Amazon Go ever get going?
Amazon.com announced last week that it plans to permanently close eight of its 28 Amazon Go convenience stores, representing its latest brick-and-mortar retail operations pullback.

The first Go opened in January 2018 and featured the debut of its "Just Walk Out" technology. The technology is now used in Amazon Fresh locations, two Whole Foods, sports arenas and a few third-party locations.

The number of Go units is well below Amazon's original growth projections calling for around 150 by the close of 2020, although the pandemic might have interrupted expansion. In early 2022, Amazon opened some slightly larger formats to target suburban markets and last week indicated more expansion was in the works.

Amazon said, "We remain committed to the Amazon Go format, operate more than 20 Amazon Go stores across the U.S., and will continue to learn which locations and features resonate most with customers as we keep evolving our Amazon Go stores."

CEO Andy Jassy, in January, expressed confidence in Amazon's brick-and-mortar grocery opportunity. He told Financial Times, "We're hopeful that in 2023, we have a format that we want to go big on, on the physical side."  retailwire.com

California Cutting Ties with Walgreens?
California to cut ties with Walgreens over abortion pill sales, Newsom says
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said Monday that the state will not do business with pharmacy chain Walgreens after its recent announcement that it will not distribute abortion pills in some states where abortion is legal, as drugstores become the latest battleground for abortion rights in the United States.

"California won't be doing business with @walgreens - or any company that cowers to the extremists and puts women's lives at risk," Newsom said in a tweet.

The governor's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A spokesperson for Newsom told Reuters that "all relationships" between Walgreens and California were now under review, without providing further details.

Walgreens is one of the largest drugstore chains in America, operating about 9,000 retail stores.

The Washington Post reported that Walgreens had committed to not selling the drug in 20 states following legal threats by Republican state leaders last month. These included Alaska, Iowa, Kansas and Montana, where abortion medication can be accessed, according to the sexual rights research group Guttmacher Institute, though those rules are being tightened. washingtonpost.com

LPF Announces LPC & LPQ Professionals for February
The Loss Prevention Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC). View Full List Here

Retailers Lay Out a Downbeat Outlook as Inflation Squeezes Low-Income Shoppers

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Law Enforcement's Worldwide Ransomware Crackdown
Police Raid Rounds Up Core Members of DoppelPaymer Ransomware Gang

This is the latest in a line of law-enforcement actions busting up the ransomware scene.

On Feb. 28, multiple police forces carried out a coordinated action against two suspected members of the cybercrime gang behind the DoppelPaymer ransomware.

These latest raids, revealed on March 6 by Europol, follow a series of other law enforcement campaigns against prominent ransomware groups in recent years. "We've seen an increase in the velocity of law enforcement and government action against actors that are involved in ransomware or in the supporting ecosystem," Jeremy Kennelly, lead analyst in financial crime analysis for Mandiant, tells Dark Reading. "And that does, in aggregate, seem to be causing a bit of a chilling effect."

Is Law Enforcement Having an Impact?

Some of the darkest days in cybercrime history occurred in 2020 when, capitalizing on the COVID-19 pandemic, financially motivated cybercriminals ramped up their ransomware activity to never-before-seen levels. It "was hugely lucrative," Kennelly explains. "They just kept pressing that button, and money kept coming out of it." Worst of all, though, "their actions weren't getting disrupted, and people weren't getting arrested."

Eventually, the rampant attacks against hospitals, in particular, put an unignorable spotlight on the scourge of ransomware. Law enforcement responded, cracking down on some of the world's most prominent ransomware groups. For example, Hive has been thoroughly disrupted by a months-long campaign by the US Department of Justice, and REvil - once the scariest name in the game - was almost completely dismantled following coordinated arrests in Russia.

"Any one action won't completely stem the tide," Kennelly says, but "it's the aggregate result of pressure from all sides" that has caused a noticeable effect on the underground cybercrime economy.

By taking down infrastructure, removing key members of these groups, and intimidating those that remain, law enforcement is beginning to make a real impact on ransomware. But even these many good news stories only address a small fraction of the ecosystem at large. "It's still very prevalent," Kennelly warns. "So to say that ransomware is going away or that the criminal ecosystem is shifting away from it isn't reasonable." darkreading.com

The White House Dives Into D.C.'s TikTok War
White House Said to Consider Pushing Congress on Dealing With TikTok

In a strategy shift, the Biden administration is increasingly pointing to Congress to give it more legal power to deal with TikTok and other technology that could expose Americans' sensitive data to China.

The Biden administration is considering pushing Congress to give it more legal power to deal with TikTok and other technology that could expose sensitive data to China, five people with knowledge of the matter said, as it comes under growing pressure to resolve security concerns about the Chinese-owned video app.

AdvertisementWhite House officials are weighing whether to support legislation being developed by Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, that would give the government more authority to police apps and services that could pose a risk to Americans' data security or be used in foreign influence campaigns, two of the people said. That could be used to target TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance.

The administration has provided feedback on the draft bill, which would offer an alternative to legislation that outright bans the app, the two people said. Mr. Warner said Sunday on Fox News that he planned to introduce the bill this week alongside Senator John Thune, Republican of South Dakota. It's unclear exactly how the administration would back Mr. Warner's bill or other legislation should it choose to do so.

The growing focus on Congress is a significant shift in the White House's strategy to respond to concerns about TikTok. Since President Biden took office, his administration has privately negotiated a deal that would allow TikTok to operate in the United States while mitigating national security concerns about it. Under Chinese law, critics have said, the app could be compelled to turn over personal data it has collected about millions of Americans to Chinese authorities. And they fear Beijing could use TikTok to deliver political messages to people's smartphone screens.

But the talks - between TikTok and a group of federal agencies, known as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States - have not resulted in an agreement. TikTok's chief executive, Shou Zi Chew, is scheduled to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23. nytimes.com

The Biden Administration's 'National Cybersecurity Strategy'
US gov puts cybersecurity at forefront with newly announced National Strategy
The National Cybersecurity Strategy was unveiled today by the Biden-Harris Administration. The Strategy recognizes that government must use all tools of national power in a coordinated manner to protect national security, public safety, and economic prosperity.

The United States will make its digital ecosystem:

• Defensible, where cyber defense is overwhelmingly easier, cheaper, and more effective
• Resilient, where cyber incidents and errors have little widespread or lasting impact.

Build and enhance collaboration

This Strategy seeks to build and enhance collaboration around five pillars:

1. Defend critical infrastructure - Give the American people confidence in the availability and resilience of critical infrastructure and the essential services it provides

2. Disrupt and dismantle threat actors - Using all instruments of national power, the US will make malicious cyber actors incapable of threatening the national security or public safety.

3. Shape market forces to drive security and resilience - The US will place responsibility on those within the digital ecosystem that are best positioned to reduce risk and shift the consequences of poor cybersecurity away from the most vulnerable in order to make the digital ecosystem more trustworthy.

4. Invest in a resilient future - Through strategic investments and coordinated, collaborative action, the United States will continue to lead the world in the innovation of secure and resilient next-generation technologies and infrastructure. helpnetsecurity.com

Cybersecurity Becomes Top Priority in Washington
New class of lawmakers look to dig in on cybersecurity
Freshman members of several key House committees are aiming to point a renewed focus at cyber threats facing the nation into the 118th Congress, Maggie writes in a new story out (for Pros!) today.

Among the more than 80 new members of the House and Senate are some who have past experience in the cybersecurity space, and have been placed on key subcommittees as a result. They laid out some of their priorities in interviews with POLITICO, including securing elections ahead of the 2024 presidential race, shoring up the security of critical utilities against cyber threats from nations including Russia and China, and improving oversight of federal agencies key to the cyber mission. politico.com

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How to Track Flights Using iMessage for iPhone, iPad & Mac

Ever wanted to quickly see or share your flight information with a colleague, friend or loved one? You can easily track and preview flight paths from your smartphone. All you need is the airline name and flight number. First, open the Messages app and locate the conversation where the flight information has been sent to you - this includes the Airline Name and Flight Number (in succession). In most cases, this also works with the airline abbreviation and number. Then, tap the Airline Name/Abbreviation and Flight Number in Messages to bring up the flight information. In the flight tracking window, you can see the plane's status on an interactive map, terminal departure, arrival gates, and times of departure/estimated arrival, along with any delays the flight may be experiencing.




Online Shopping Scams Surge
DA warns of uptick in online shopping scams, other frauds
Enjoy using that app for your grocery and household shopping? Like the convenience of buying what you need online without leaving the house?

Just make sure it's really the app that you're engaging with or the official page for the company you're shopping from and not a spammer who create a fake website or link to trick unsuspecting consumers into turning over their valuable financial information.

According to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, imposters proved to be the top fraud of 2022 followed by online shopping, prizes, sweepstakes and lotteries, investments, and business and job opportunities.

And last year fraud cost American consumers more money than most people even realize.

The FTC, which tracks online fraud and publishes information to warn people about falling victim to online scams, reported that in 2022 there were 2.4 million fraud reports filed with the agency resulting in $8.8 billion in losses.

While the number of fraud reports in 2022 declined from 2.9 million reports filed in 2022, the amount of money that the scammers were able to take off consumers increased from the $6.8 billion reported in 2021.

According to the FTC, $196 million was lost to imposter businesses - websites that are setup to look authentic but exist only to steal the information input by consumers - in 2020, and $453 million was lost in 2021 to the same technique.

Last year, in 2022, consumers lost $660 million to fake businesses online.

The highest overall reported losses in 2022 out of any single medium were found in social media where hackers and scammers were able to take $1.2 billion off unsuspecting consumers. While social media giants like Facebook have worked to try and stamp out fake businesses as they pop up, scammers have gone so far as to recreate authentic-looking websites that they advertise on those platforms to try and fool customers. mantecabulletin.com

Top Issue for E-Commerce Sites
The Inside Take on Streamlining Checkout for a Frictionless Experience
With seven in 10 shopping carts abandoned due to issues in the online checkout process and long wait times clogging the in-store point of sale, there is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to retailers' checkout experiences.

The checkout is a big point of friction, according to Karma co-founder and CEO Jonathan Friedman, whose company's smart shopping assistant is modernizing online shopping in powerful ways by saving users money while simplifying checkout with one tap.

As a flood of new payment options create potential for additional friction, Karma is expanding beyond helping shoppers buy what they are looking for at the lowest price by scanning the web for coupons and issuing price-drop notifications. Last October, the company introduced Pay With Karma, which includes multiple flexible payment options such as cards or interest-free installment plans. Once shoppers update their payment details on Karma, they do not need to share their information with multiple merchants. pymnts.com

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Trumbull County, OH: Over 30 firearms stolen from local sporting goods store
The owner of a local sporting goods store says he has faith the people who stole more than 30 firearms from his shop will be caught. "I wouldn't want to be these criminals right now," said Todd Garland, owner of Rattlesnake Hill Sporting Goods. The break-in happened early Monday morning at the store located at the corner of state routes 534 and 82 in Braceville. "We're gonna persevere," Garland said. Garland is also Braceville's fire chief and a township trustee. "We do everything we can here to try and secure this place. We have bars on every window and bars on the doors and everything else. Unfortunately, if they want in, they find ways to get in," he said. Garland says in total, 34 guns were stolen from the store - 26 handguns and eight long guns. "It's devastating to a small business to get that kind of loss. It's probably gonna be better than $14,000. I've been here for 27 years and $14,000 is a lot of money to us anymore," he said. "They will get caught, that's all there is to it. I have faith in all of our law enforcement," Garland said. wkbn.com

Lake Worth, TX: Siblings linked to Organized Retail Thefts in Highland Village, Lewisville
Detectives in Lake Worth have linked two siblings they arrested recently to organized retail thefts in at least a dozen North Texas cities, including some in southern Denton County. On Feb. 27, Lake Worth police responded to a local business, where someone reported a theft in progress, according to a Lake Worth Police Department news release. The suspect vehicle was leaving when police arrived, and they followed the suspect vehicle, which refused to stop. A few minutes later, the pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle lost control and crashed into a field and three people got out. Destiny Goynes, 22, was arrested immediately, but the other two suspects escaped on foot. A search of the area by police officers, a K-9 team and the Fort Worth Police Department's helicopter turned up empty. But a resident saw one of the suspects and reported it to police, who responded and located the suspect. After another foot pursuit, 19-year-old Dexter Goynes (Destiny's brother). Police found more than $2,800 in stolen merchandise (candles) in their vehicle. Investigators have since linked the pair to similar thefts in Highland Village, Lewisville, Allen, Frisco, Irving, Fort Worth, Euless, Carrollton, Wylie, Watauga and Weatherford, losses totaling nearly $28,000, according to the LWPD news release. crosstimbersgazette.com

Lancaster County, PA: Burglar Doesn't Make 'Best' Employee Stealing $14K Of Merch At Lancaster Nordstrom
A convicted burglar with a history of driving under the influence and drug use was working at Nordstrom North East Fulfillment Center- that is until he stole $14,000 in merchandise, authorities say and court records detail. The person at Nordstrom who took a chance and hired the 46-year-old former convict, Anthony Best, probably wasn't having the "best" day when he was caught stealing the merchandise from the warehouse located at 30 Distribution Drive in Lancaster, as detailed in the police release.  dailyvoice.com

Hooksett, NH: Man accused of stealing $10,000 worth of items from Hooksett collectibles store
A man will be arraigned on charges connected to a burglary of a collectibles store in Hooksett. Nickolas Messier, 39, of Hooksett, is accused of stealing $10,000 worth of merchandise from Let's Play Collectibles and Things during the overnight hours between Feb. 19 and Feb. 20. Police said officers arrested Messier Sunday after reviewing surveillance footage from the area. Messier faces two felony charges of burglary, two felony charges of theft by unauthorized taking, two felony counts of receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.  wmur.com

Springfield, OH: Police asking for help to ID person of interest in connection to Home Depot theft

Bedford, IN: Woman arrested after attempting to steal $1200 worth of merchandise from Walmart; additional 12 counts of illegal drugs

Bedford, IN: Couple arrested on theft charges after stealing $1500 worth of merchandise; several thefts from same store

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Shootings & Deaths

Prince William County, VA: Restaurant employee shot in robbery outside Potomac Mills mall
Police are searching for two men who shot an employee during a Saturday night robbery at the Crafty Crab restaurant outside Potomac Mills mall. Police were called to 2706 Potomac Mills Circle just after 11:20 p.m., where they found a 22-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers provided first aid until fire and rescue arrived and took the victim to an area hospital. His injuries were determined to be non-life threatening, Prince William County police Master Officer Renee Carr said in a news release. Police say after the business had closed for the evening, two masked men entered through an unsecured door. While inside the restaurant, the suspects brandished firearms and made demands of the employees, Carr said. When one employee did not immediately comply with the demands, one of the suspects fired a round striking the victim in the upper body, she said. The suspects then quickly fled the restaurant. No additional injuries were reported, and no property was reported missing. A police K-9 and helicopter assistance from Fairfax County police searched the area for the suspects, who were not found.  insidenova.com

Peoria, IL: Man left blind from shooting sues local liquor store for not protecting him
Laramie Liquors on Peoria's south side is being sued, accused of failing to protect customers, despite more than 670 calls to police over five years for things like shootings, stabbings, fights and robberies. The man suing them was shot two years ago and left blind at Laramie Liquors, which is owned by Fayez Inc. The civil lawsuit alleges by-stander Anthony Thomas, 29, was left permanently blind and disabled when he was shot in the head and back during a robbery on March 7, 2021. David Dillard Jr. who is accused of the attempted robbery and shooting, is also named as a co-defendant in the suit filed by Jeff Green, the attorney for Thomas.  25newsnow.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

West Rome, GA: Burger King Employee assisted in Armed Robbery
An employee at Burger King is accused of assisting in an armed robbery at the fast food restaurant in West Rome Sunday night. According to Floyd County Jail records and a Rome Police Department report: 33-year-old Derricus Jamar Wade of Rome showed up at his workplace after-hours, stating he was hungry and asking the manager to cook him a burger. The manager let Wade in, and as the burger was being cooked, Wade went to the back door and let in two men. The men, who were armed with guns, took $3,350 in cash and demanded the security tapes. The manager did not know where the security hard drive was located so he gave the men four electronic boxes to appease them. It was later found out that those electronic boxes were control modules for the food display, meaning the security footage of the incident was preserved. The suspects then left the business through the back door. Wade is charged with armed robbery.  wrganews.com

Staten Island, NY: Knife-wielding man punches security guard during attempted theft at store in SI mall
Officials are searching for a knife-wielding, would-be shoplifter accused of assaulted a security guard inside a Staten Island mall on Sunday. The incident at about 11 a.m. at a store located at 112 Richmond Hill Rd. in New Springville, the NYPD said. According to police, the suspect was escorted to a security office after he was allegedly caught shoplifting and punched a 29-year-old guard in the face. The suspect then dropped his cell phone to the floor and brandished a pocket knife when recovering it, cops said. He fled the store, leaving all of the merchandise behind, authorities said. The suspect was wearing a black baseball hat, red jogging clothes and white sneakers. There have been no arrests made and an investigation remains ongoing.  audacy.com

Kettering, OH: Man arrested, charged in suspected 'organized theft' involving briefcases containing coins, cash
A man is in custody after police say he allegedly was driving a rental car with stolen merchandise from an organized theft Sunday. Officers responded to the Speedway around 3:50 p.m. on Woodman Drive and Dorothy Lane to a reported theft, according to a Kettering Police spokesperson. A citizen and street cameras guided officers to a suspect as he was walking through the parking lot of the Meijer on Wilmington Pike after shedding a sweatshirt. An investigation revealed it was an organized theft from a car where three suspects followed the victim to a coin show on Woodman Drive. The suspects allegedly tampered with one of the victim's tires in his van, which he later pulled into the Speedway to check it out. Another suspect allegedly distracted the victim from inside as another two briefcases containing bags of coins and cash were removed from his van. Luis Lopez Rodriguez, 32, is in Kettering Jail on felony theft charges. He is also been charged with possessing criminal tools, according to online jail records. The rental car he was reportedly driving was found with both briefcases containing both cash and coins.  whio.com

Beaumont, TX: Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Convenience Store Robbery
A Beaumont man has been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today. Jamar Byars, also known as Jamar Limbrick, 21, pleaded guilty on April 25, 2022, to Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and was sentenced to 117 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.  justice.gov

White Hall, AR: Dollar General manager, two employees, and others arrested in alleged theft investigation
The manager of the Dollar General in White Hall, her husband, and two employees were arrested Friday after an investigation into the reported theft of merchandise from the store. Over $3,000 worth of merchandise (in large trash bags) was recovered from the store manager's car in the parking lot. Police also recovered over $1,000 of merchandise from the treuck of associate Randy Kuykendall. Ramona Kuykendall, 49, of Murfreesboro, the store manager, Randy Kuykendall, 48, also of Murfreesboro, Lisa Marie Massey, 43, of White Hall and Hannah Ford, 20, of Sherrill were taken into custody after Dollar General's District Manager contacted White Hall Police. deltaplexnews.com

Somerset, NJ: Good Samaritan Pays for Stolen Goods
A business located on Somerset St. was the victim of a shoplifting during the afternoon hours. Four juvenile suspects were observed by an employee placing chips and candy in their backpacks. A good Samaritan paid for the stolen products prior to the arrival of patrol. Patrol turned the juveniles over to their respective guardians after they were informed of their actions. tapinto.net

Largo, FL: Buffalo Wild Wings manager in Florida accused of stealing nearly $73K from restaurant

Storm Lake, IA: Man gets 10 years for liquor store armed robbery

Huron County, MI: Man pleads no contest to Armed Robbery of Harbor Beach drugstore



Antiques- Dayton, OH - Burglary
C-Store - Killeen, TX - Robbery
C-Store - Wisconsin Rapids, WI -Armed Robbery
C-Store - Boston, MA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Danville, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Jacksonville, FL - Armed Robbery
Collectables - Hooksett, NH - Burglary
Gas Station - West Chester County, NY - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Richmond, VA - Armed Robbery / Cust wounded
Gas Station - Elko, NV - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Kent, WA - Armed Robbery
Grocery - San Francisco, CA - Armed Robbery
Guns - Trumbull County, Ohio - Burglary
• Jewelry - Lincoln, NE - Burglary
• Jewelry - Las Vegas, NV - Robbery
Liquor - Covington, KY - Armed Robbery
Pet - Queens, NY - Burglary
Restaurant - Rome, GA - Armed Robbery / Burger King
Restaurant - Prince William County, VA - Armed Robbery / Emp wounded
Restaurant - Indianapolis, IN - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - New Orleans, LA - Burglary


Daily Totals:
• 15 robberies
• 6 burglaries
• 2 shootings
• 0 killed

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