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Advice from Loss Prevention Experts
- A Retail Analyst Roundtable

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. EST

When it comes to improving loss prevention or asset protection strategies, there's no more valuable resources than an experienced colleague. That's why we're bringing together some of the brightest minds in retail to discuss their best practices and detection methods. Agilence's Gabrielle Nankervis will be joined from LP experts from Barnes & Noble, Sally Beauty Holdings, and BJ's Wholesale Clubs to discuss:

What's it's like to be at the forefront of LP/AP as an analyst
How the pandemic has shifted priorities
Their most-impactful investigations and use cases
The impact of a digitally driven world and the future of LP


The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

'Californians for Safe Stores & Neighborhoods'
New campaign aims to discourage retail theft in California
Serial shoplifters have been able to avoid being charged with more serious crimes because of the $950 threshold in California Proposition 47. Now, there is a new campaign aiming to change that.

We have seen the images and videos of retail stores being hit by groups of thieves across the Bay Area, with seemingly nothing being able to deter them.

"I went and talked to everyone that I could to try to figure out a solution on how we could turn the corner on this rampant theft that we are seeing in our state, and this is what we came up with," Rachel Michelin, president of California Retailers Association, said.

It is a campaign by the California Retailers Association called Californians for Safe Stores and Neighborhoods.

One of the four primary aims is to deter retail crimes by eliminating the misdemeanor threshold and making repeat offenders eligible to be charged with felonies. Law enforcement representatives say they support aggregating retail theft crimes but point out what they say is another loophole in current California law - zero bail schedule.

"The larger issue is that folks commit felonies, particularly here in Oakland, gun crimes, and they come back the same day. They commit multiple shopliftings. They come back the same day. What we have to do is that when you commit felonies, you need to stay in jail, or you have to have a bail schedule that's consummate with the level of crime you committed," Officer Barry Donelan said.

"That's not our fight. Our fight is about retail theft. That's what we are trying to solve," Michelin said. kron4.com

Colorado's New Retail Theft Law
Gov. Jared Polis signs bill to address online sale of stolen products
Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday signed into law legislation that seeks to crack down on stolen and counterfeit products being anonymously sold through online marketplaces, such as eBay and Facebook.

Beginning in 2023, House Bill 1099 will require some third-party sellers to provide identifying information to the online marketplace they're using and to the person they're selling to.

Supporters said the bill will address retail theft ranging from porch pirates to large, organized smash-and-grabs by cutting off the ability to resell stolen goods. This comes as retail crime is rising both statewide and nationally. In 2021, a survey found that 69% of retailers experienced an increase in organized retail crime in the last year. Reports of theft, robbery and burglary have steadily increased in Colorado in recent years, reaching over 147,000 incidents in 2021 - up 13,000 from 2019 - according to state data.

"We are cracking down on retail theft and protecting business and consumers by making it harder for thieves to resell stolen goods online," said bill sponsor Rep. Dylan Roberts, D-Avon. "These new laws focus on giving law enforcement effective tools to prevent crime, and I'm proud Gov. Polis has signed them into law."

"Everyone is affected," bill sponsor Sen. Rob Woodward, R-Loveland, earlier said, adding the bill would address the root cause of theft.

"Porch pirates are stealing Amazon packages. Organized shoplifting is driving up the costs at local retailers. And online purchases of counterfeit drugs and products by unsuspecting customers is growing quickly," Woodward said.  coloradopolitics.com

Another State Grapples with ORC
Attorney General Tong Issues Testimony in Support of "An Act Concerning High Volume Third-Party Sellers on Online Marketplaces"
The legislation seeks to require high volume third-party sellers on online marketplaces to disclose certain information on the marketplaces and to consumers. If passed, the legislation would be an important first step in combatting the growing problem organized retail crime.

"Organized retail crime is not your run-of-the mill shoplifting," Attorney General Tong states in his testimony. "Crime rings, often operating across state lines, recruit local residents to participate in the theft of large quantities of these everyday products. Now, instead of taking the stolen goods to a pawn shop or selling them off the back of a truck, these sophisticated organizations lease warehouses and list the goods for sale on the major online platforms, and they electronically fence the products."

The problem of organized retail crime must be addressed on both the supply side and demand side, Attorney General Tong states in his testimony. "SB 257 is a good first step to addressing the problem of the ease with which criminals can resell their stolen wares through online retailers," Attorney General Tong states.

Attorney General Tong and Governor Ned Lamont announced recently the formation of the Connecticut Organized Retail Crime Task Force, charged with combating the growing problem of organized theft at brick-and-mortar retailers. portal.ct.gov

NYC's Anti-Crime Efforts: New Police Unit & Facial Recognition Tech
New York mayor's crime plans reinforce 'worst parts of NYPD', say experts

Plainclothes unit and enthusiasm for facial recognition technology are worrying civil rights advocates

Despite garnering support from top Democrats such as Joe Biden and New York's governor, Kathy Hochul, Adams's vast expansion of controversial policing tactics and calls for deep cuts to New York's affordable housing and homelessness services have left many anxious about his impact on the very coalitions that elected him.

Adams has reinstated New York's infamous plainclothes unit, an anti-crime squad of officers dressed in civilian clothing and tasked with targeting violent crime. Adams, who published a blueprint to end gun crime last month, promoted the plainclothes unit as a means to aggressively target gun crime, but Adams's reinstatement of the units via newly minted "neighborhood safety" teams has been met with criticism given their legacy of violence.

Adams also pledged to increase the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) to identify culprits of crime despite widespread pushback over the technology's efficacy and use by police. While posited as a tool to solve serious crime, critics have argued that such technology, in addition to being disproportionately used on New York's minorities, is inaccurate.

Use of FRT by the NYPD (which would be responsible for rolling out the technology's expansion) over the past decade has also prompted at least six lawsuits, reported Politico, mainly over the NYPD's disclosure of their FRT practices.

The NYPD has claimed that facial recognition has helped solve a number of serious crimes, reporting that FRT led to 2,878 arrests between October 2011 and 2018 out of 3,817 searches, but experts have argued that such stats do not disclose if matches were made on the basis of photo editing or using reference images. theguardian.com

NY's Sweeping New Public Safety Plan Includes Changes to Bail Reform
Gov. Hochul to pitch changes to bail reform law as part of public safety plan
Gov. Kathy Hochul is now proposing a sweeping public safety package including changes that will make more crimes bail eligible in New York after weeks of being accused of ignoring the city and state's crime wave, The Post has learned.

The 10-point plan, obtained by The Post, includes a measure that would give judges more discretion to order bail and detain criminal defendants for a host of additional crimes based on their criminal history, including repeat offenders.

"The statute will set forth specific criteria on which judges will base their determinations, including criminal history and history of firearm use/possession." More gun crimes would also be eligible for bail.

Many of the recommendations also appear similar to amendments sought by Mayor Eric Adams, who has pitched changes to the state's bail and "Raise the Age" laws as ranking among his top Albany priorities.

"The governor's proposal includes significant steps, which I have advocated for, that would make New York safer, while not undoing important reforms. It is a big step forward that these proposals are being discussed at the highest level in Albany, and I am grateful to the governor and the legislature for their partnership," Adams cheered the proposal in a statement on Thursday.

Adams has said he supports giving judges the ability to consider the "dangerousness" of defendants before deciding the terms of their release, if at all.

The bail law was approved to prevent people from being detained solely because they didn't have enough money to post bail, but problems immediately surfaced after law enforcement complained the statute is flawed. nypost.com

Crime in West Hollywood up by more than 130%
The latest data shows crime is up by more than 130% in the popular city. The data was revealed by the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station when officials looked at crime statistics from February 2021 to February 2022.

Some common crimes include aggravated assault, murder, rape, burglaries, arson, and human trafficking, authorities said.

"We had a large spike of robberies regarding jewelry and people being followed home from establishments," Sgt. Yost added. The increase in crime is also being noticed by private security companies. foxla.com

Baltimore Police changing how they collect and report crime data


COVID Update

557.9M Vaccinations Given

US: 81.3M Cases - 996K Dead - 56.8M Recovered
Worldwide: 466.6M Cases - 6M Dead - 398.3M Recovered

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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 354   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 720
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Another COVID Surge is Coming
A covid surge in Western Europe has U.S. bracing for another wave
A surge in coronavirus infections in Western Europe has experts and health authorities on alert for another wave of the pandemic in the United States, even as most of the country has done away with restrictions after a sharp decline in cases.

Infectious-disease experts are closely watching the subvariant of omicron known as BA.2, which appears to be more transmissible than the original strain, BA.1, and is fueling the outbreak overseas.

In all, about a dozen nations are seeing spikes in coronavirus infections caused by BA.2, a cousin of the BA.1 form of the virus that tore through the United States over the past three months.

Another surge also may test the public's appetite for returning to widespread mask-wearing, mandates and other measures that many have eagerly abandoned as the latest surge fades and spring approaches, experts said. washingtonpost.com

Retail Pharmacy Chains: Overworked & Understaffed
Pharmacists say understaffing in retail chain pharmacies could cause patient harm
Throughout the pandemic, health care workers endured long hours amid staffing challenges. The men and women behind the counters of local pharmacies also experienced the strain.

Several pharmacists spoke with WBTV after either cutting back on hours or quitting their retail pharmacy jobs, some citing concerns even before COVID-19 entered the scene.

According to the findings from the 2021 National Pharmacy Workplace Survey, 88 percent of people working in pharmacies said inadequate staffing is likely to contribute to medication errors or near misses.

One Charlotte area pharmacist told WBTV the industry needs to change to keep people safe and pharmacists wanting to work. "We started doing the COVID shots, we started doing curbside delivery, we started doing mail-out delivery," he said. "All these things were just extra, and they just got added on without any additional help." wbtv.com

Retail COVID Outbreaks Continue, Even as Cases Decline
Reported COVID Outbreaks at Grocers, Box Stores Aren't Over
The latest COVID-10 outbreak report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows a continuing decline in the number of sites connected with spread of the disease, which mirrors the state's drop in cases and hospitalizations over recent weeks. But confirmation of a new outbreak at a King Soopers outlet in Douglas County and active investigations at more than twenty other grocers and box stores demonstrate that the virus continues to circulate at public places.

Earlier in the pandemic, a total of 38 King Soopers and City Market stores owned by the giant Kroger concern were deemed COVID outbreaks - among the highest total for national chains operating in Colorado. The CDPHE has resolved those probes but is still actively investigating outbreaks at eight Walmarts and an affiliated distribution center, seven Home Depots and three Costcos, as well as a Trader Joe's, a Sam's Club and a Target distribution center. westword.com

Mask Mandate Fines & Violations
TSA has investigated 3,800 mask-related incidents, issued $644,000 in fines
The Transportation Security Administration has investigated more than 3,800 incidents of potential violations involving the federal mask mandate, assessing more than $644,000 in civil penalties, according to a report this week by the Government Accountability Office.

The TSA, charged with enforcing the mandate in airports and other public transportation settings, has issued more than 2,700 warning notices, the report said. It issued civil penalties in about 900 instances, roughly 24 percent of cases that occurred between Feb. 2, 2021, and March 7, 2022. washingtonpost.com

Moderna asks the F.D.A. for authorization for a second booster for all adults

Pfizer seeks FDA authorization for fourth vaccine doses for people 65 and up


Macy's LP Racially Profiling?
Ex-worker: Security team at Oak Brook Macy's racially profiles shoppers
A former loss-prevention worker at the Macy's department store at Oakbrook Center says the store racially profiles shoppers, deliberately focusing on those who are Black or Hispanic to see if they are stealing.

Store detectives even had numeric codes to describe the race or ethnicity of shoppers they were following, said Raul Montes Jr. of Chicago. Montes, who spoke during a Thursday news conference outside the Oak Brook mall, said there was no code for white shoppers.

In response to a request for comment, a Macy's spokesperson said the company stands for diversity, equity and inclusion for customers and workers. Montes is active in social justice causes in Chicago. He said he began working for the store in January but resigned earlier this month because he found the loss-prevention team's practice disturbing. Montes said he has 15 years of store security experience.

He said training videos used Black actors to portray suspects. He also claims that loss-prevention team members said racist things. He said the loss-prevention team uses about 100 cameras inside the store to track people. Montes said he was told management expected the workers to apprehend at least seven people a week.

Montes said he saw a loss-prevention worker refuse to allow a pregnant Black suspect to use the bathroom or use her cellphone. The worker told the woman, "You're not in Cook County, you are in DuPage County," said Montes, meaning DuPage authorities are tougher on people accused of retail theft than the Cook County state's attorney.

In addition, he said he has a video of a co-worker following a Black man throughout the store, even though the man was a "bona fide" shopper purchasing items. dailyherald.com

Top Physical Security Threats Facing Companies
How to prevent the top physical security threats of 2022
Investing in physical security to protect employees and assets has become increasingly important, especially during the current global pandemic. But what threats are deemed the most serious, and how can they be prevented?

The top five security threats detected in 2022 are workplace violence, crime/theft, natural disasters, biosecurity, and the push to move employees completely remote (WFH).

1. Workplace violence

According to a recent report, 1 in 7 people don't feel safe at their workplace. That's an alarming number of people who spend 40+ hours a week feeling uneasy or unsafe while contributing to the success and growth of the company. Not only does workplace violence affect individual employees, but about $130 billion is lost to workplace violence every year.

2. Crime/Theft

Companies of all sizes are more at risk of burglary, robbery, vandalism, shoplifting, theft, and fraud than ever before. An unfortunate trend supporting this increase is the rise of "flash mob" style burglaries. The criminals' strategy is to commit crimes en masse, limiting the likelihood of police or security apprehending all suspects. The traditional security guard is not equipped to stand up to a sizable group and cannot handle the situation.

3. Natural Disasters

Natural disasters have increased by a factor of five over the past 50 years, primarily fueled by climate change. With these disasters only expected to worsen and happen more often, companies need to prioritize more useful security systems to keep their employees and assets safe.

4. Biosecurity | 5. Back to Work / Hybrid: securitymagazine.com

Retail Copycats Hit Russia
Copycats of McDonald's and other Western brands are racing to fill a void in Russia

Trademarks that imitate Western brands like McDonald's are already popping up in Russia.

Western brands from McDonald's to Ikea to H&M have decided to end their presence in Russia under the threat of sanctions after Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February. But copycat versions of those brands developed by Russians are already positioning themselves to fill the void.

This week, Russia's trademark regulator fielded a trademark application for a McDonald's imitator brand called "Uncle Vanya," according to the application. The logo for the brand includes McDonald's famous golden arches, but rotated 90 degrees and formed into the Russian letter "В," which sounds like the English "V" for "Vanya."

Russian authorities also listed trademark applications for "Starbucks," "Makdonalds," and "Makdak," all three from the same applicant.

The Russian government indicated earlier this month that it would allow individuals and businesses to use patents and trademarks, including brand names, from so-called "unfriendly countries" without permission.

Bootleg versions of Western brands have been operating for several years in breakaway regions of Ukraine where governments sympathetic to Russia operate. businessinsider.com

Dollar General's Expansion
Dollar General eyes deeper expansion with 1,110 new stores & plans to triple Popshelf stores
As Dollar General eyes more sales and market share, the retailer reiterated plans to add another 1,110 new stores to its already massive portfolio of over 18,000 stores.

It has also been growing its new concept, Popshelf. The banner, launched in 2020, targets suburban shoppers with a "treasure hunt" style experience for price points $5 and under. Chief Operating Officer Jeff Owen said that the company added 55 stand-alone Popshelf stores last year and an additional 25 shop-in-shops. For 2022, the retailer is looking to triple the number of stand-alone Popshelfs and double its store-within-a-store versions.

The months ahead could prove challenging as well. Garratt said in the release that "we anticipate a challenging first quarter due to elevated cost pressures, ongoing supply chain disruptions" on top of tough comparisons as the retailer laps a year where consumers had stimulus cash to support spending. retaildive.com

Starbucks Union Retaliation?
NLRB accuses Starbucks of retaliating against workers seeking to unionize
The National Labor Relations Board has accused Starbucks of retaliating against two employees who sought to unionize their coffee shop in Phoenix, according to a complaint reviewed by The Washington Post.

The NLRB typically issues formal complaints after it investigates accusations brought against employers and finds merit in them. In this case, two Phoenix baristas brought a raft of allegations against the company, including retaliation, making threats and changing the conditions of employment for individuals who were engaged in "concerted activity," which is protected under national labor policy.

The NLRB intervened in order to prevent alleged retaliatory activity that it believes is unlawful.

"Employees have the right to work together to improve their working conditions, including by forming a union," said Cornele Overstreet, NLRB director for region 28, which covers Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Nevada and Texas. He added that the NLRB wants to "make whole the victims of these unlawful practices." washingtonpost.com

Retail's Hiring War Heats Up
Casey's aims to hire 5,000 new workers as retail battle for employees heats up

Casey's General Stores said it plans to hold a two-day hiring event next week with the goal of filling 5,000 positions across the 16 states where it operates.

Casey's, the third largest convenience retailer and fifth largest pizza chain, is hosting in-person hiring events at its over 2,400 stores on Wednesday, March 23, and Thursday, March 24, with the goal of filling 5,000 positions across the 16 states where it operates.

From Wednesday, March 23, to Thursday, March 24, Casey's stores will hold open interviews from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (local time for each store location) and welcome all potential applicants to come by its stores. The company is seeking new store team members, specifically focused on attracting full and part-time team members of all ages. finance.yahoo.com

News from National Institute of Justice:
Crime Scene Documentation: Weighing the Merits of 3D Laser Scanning
Three-dimensional laser scanning, a type of geospatial technology, has the potential to become a powerful tool in the crime scene documentation tool kit. While this method can produce beautiful images and take precise measurements, it can be expensive and requires expertise. NIJ-supported researchers performed a cost-benefit analysis of the three most widely used methods of crime scene documentation to determine the value of 3D laser scanners compared to traditional approaches. ojp.gov

Burger King says it wants to shut down its 800 restaurants in Russia but it can't

Hudson's Bay Co. is prepping a bid for Kohl's

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Tally Releases 2021 Smart Shelf Alerts
Summary Report

Average incident $ amounts for four ORC categories

Longmont, CO - February 1, 2022 -- Tally Retail Solutions released its 2021 Summary Analysis of Store Alerts today.

The Smart Shelf provides retailers an effective proven on shelf inventory monitoring tool and case management platform to combat ORC, customer theft, manage inventory levels, and forecast customer demand based on real-time product movement. Incident reporting results for 2021 continued to prove the Tally Smart Shelf is a strong deterrent to all forms of customer theft especially ORC and provides on shelf availability status alerts.

"We are pleased the Smart Shelf is once again proving to be a more permanent solution to retail theft," said Sean Ryan, Tally's Chief Revenue Officer. He continued," Smart Shelf was tested in the Loss Prevention Research Council Lab at the University of Florida. It received the highest test scores for 'Get It' and 'Fear it'. The LPRC's methods, criteria and insights are proven to help retailers and solution providers create solutions that are a strong deterrent to retail theft. Our retailer categorized incident results for 2021 are further proof that support LPRC's research and conclusions regarding our solution."

Trey Ryan, Tally's Chief Technical Officer, stated,"2021 was a very positive year for Tally. Our solution was selected as top 10 from among nearly 200 innovations. We were scheduled to present our solutions to retailer and CPG executives at both the ECR and FMI conferences. The response so far has been very positive leading to more retailers and CPG's considering the Tally solution to solve their most challenging loss and on shelf availability problems."

This year's data was collected from six separate retail chains that deploy the Tally Smart Shelf in their most challenging stores. The alerts and incident details were categorized and recorded in the Tally Portal. An event description along with the $ value of the recovered merchandise was recorded in three possible theft categories:

1. Deterred Theft - Offender, upon hearing the announcement returned the product to the shelf or abandoned the product in the aisle.

2. Recovered Merchandise - Offender was approached and surrendered the products. Many times, items not protected by the Smart Shelf were also recovered.

3. Shoplifting - Shoplifter or gang members identified with items and amount stolen used to create evidence-based record for local prosecutors.

Four categories of merchandise were included in the 2021 analysis.

1. Laundry Detergent
2. Energy Drinks
3. Baby Formula
4. Hair Care

Tally Smart Shelf 2021 Summary Results

Average $ amount recovered
per incident:


% Incidents per category where offender was deterred and/or merchandise was recovered:


For a more detailed discussion about these and other findings and to arrange a demonstration please contact Sean Ryan at 954-422-2222 or email at sean.ryan@tally.solutions






Beating Russia At Its Own Game
Stopping Russian Cyberattacks at Their Source

Step up training with cybersecurity drills, teach how to avoid social engineering traps, share open source monitoring tools, and make multifactor authentication the default.

Growing Russian Hacker Threat

Once isolated and removed from banking systems such as SWIFT, it's a question of time until Russia turns more sharply toward hacking. And if the country's currency implodes further and it no longer cares about the rules-based global economy, there will be no way to hold it to account and disruptions will increase. We will end up paying through ransom payments, supply shortages, and higher prices. We have to stop this at its source by protecting users - all of us - the primary conduit through which malware gets into organizations.

How Do We Prevent Cyberattacks?

We need to change this paradigm. We need to invest in open source tools that are developed through private-public partnerships and make licenses available free of charge for at least the first five years to all organizations. This way, they can be applied widely, openly tested, and their value in organizational security can be ascertained. The same extends to user training - one of the most widely applied, proactive cybersecurity solutions against spear-phishing.

Audits Are Needed

We need audits of organizational training, conducted by independent groups that aren't motivated by the possibility of selling something more. CISA could set up such a team in the federal government that demonstrates how this can be accomplished. This can serve as a blueprint for IT managers in organizations, who are naturally risk-averse and less inclined to allow anyone to peer into their performance.

Finally, we need to get our netizens prepared for what's coming. Like the civil defense drills we performed in the 1970s, we need to have cybersecurity drills that make everyone adept at dealing with social engineering. Everyone should have access to free security training and open source backup and threat-detection tools. Organizations should make multifactor authentication the default on all online services. The same goes for credit and identity protection. All of our credit should be locked by default, and credit monitoring, which is a fee-based service, should be free. darkreading.com

'Exotic Lily' Cybercrime Group Targeting Wide Variety of Industries
New details emerge on prolific Conti-linked cybercrime group
In early September, researchers with Google's Threat Analysis Group started tracking a financially motivated hacking group exploiting a since-patched Microsoft vulnerability to gain access to targeted computers.

AdvertisementLater it became clear that the group is what's known as an initial access broker - a crew specializing in gaining entry to high-value networks and selling that access to other cybercriminals - and that it is closely affiliated with the notorious Conti ransomware organization.

In findings published Thursday, the Google researchers detail how the group they're calling "Exotic Lily" employed relatively novel tactics to gain access to targets, and how, at its peak, the hackers sent an estimated 5,000 emails per day to as many as 650 targeted organizations globally.

Up through November 2021 the group seemed focused on IT, cybersecurity and health care organizations, but more recently Exotic Lily has been targeting a wide variety of industries, the researchers wrote.

A Conti connection?

Various indicators within the malware deployed against targets suggest associations with Conti, a notorious ransomware group recently in the headlines after a Ukrainian researcher leaked reams of the group's logs after Conti administrators posted a pro-Russian message the day after Russia's invasion began.

One of the indicators - a unique profile associated with penetration testing software Cobalt Strike - caught the eye of researchers with Microsoft's RiskIQ who analyzed some of Exotic Lily's activities shortly after the Microsoft vulnerability was discovered in September 2021. cyberscoop.com

Could Russia Use Crypto to Dodge Sanctions?
Lawmakers, experts debate whether fears about evasion of cryptocurrency sanctions are overblown
Experts testifying in front of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday largely combatted the notion that virtual currencies are an escape route for oligarchs and other sanctioned entities to move large amounts of assets.

Fear that Russia will use cryptocurrency to skirt U.S. sanctions imposed in response to the invasion of Ukraine has renewed scrutiny on Capitol Hill of cryptocurrency's use in illicit transactions.

"Crypto lets money launderers and hackers and rogue regimes invent new ways to hide and move money in the dark," Senate Banking Chair Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said in his opening statement at a hearing of his panel on digital assets. "It lets hackers and scammers create new ways to steal or defraud and if we allow them to get out ahead of us our safety and security are at risk."

However, U.S. government agencies have subsequently reported little indication of such evasion from Russian oligarchs and other sanctioned individuals or organizations so far, ranking member Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., noted during the hearing. cyberscoop.com

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How Moscow Hackers Use Those Stolen CC Numbers Online
DOJ: Final Defendant in International Credit Card Scheme with 71 Online Shell Companies & Moscow Connections Gets Over 24 Years in Federal Prison
Aleksandr Maslov, 40, of Sacramento, was sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison, for his involvement in an international credit card fraud scheme.

According to evidence presented in the trials of his co-defendants and in court documents, between approximately Oct. 5, 2011, and March 5, 2014, Maslov conspired with Rouslan Kirilyuk, 43, of Los Angeles; Mihran Melkonyan, 41, of Sacramento; Rouslan Akhmerov, 46, of Studio City; and others in a massive credit card billing scheme that involved working with Moscow‑based hackers to create approximately 71 fraudulent online companies established with the sole purpose of fraudulently charging approximately 119,000 stolen credit card numbers. In total, the members of the scheme billed the stolen credit card numbers for over $3.4 million in unauthorized charges.

Kirilyuk and his associates created fraudulent companies with names designed to sound like real companies, such as "CVS Store," "Walt Mart," and "Chevran."

The members of the conspiracy also used numerous runners in the Los Angeles area to withdraw money in the form of cash. The conspirators then sent a portion of the stolen money to Moscow, using prepaid debit cards and by hiding cash inside of items shipped through the mail.

Maslov, Kirilyuk and Melkonyan all fled to avoid prosecution. Kirilyuk was apprehended in Mexico and arrested by FBI agents after being flown to San Francisco. Melkonyan was apprehended in California after re-entering the United States. Maslov was apprehended in Virginia.

In trial on Feb. 15, 2017, Melkonyan was found guilty of 24 counts of wire fraud and two counts of mail fraud. He was sentenced on January 4, 2019, to 19 years and two months in prison.

In trial, on Feb. 26, 2019, Kirilyuk was found guilty of 24 counts of wire fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of failure to appear. He sentenced on Dec. 6, 2019, to 27 years in prison.

On Dec. 15, 2014, Akhmerov pleaded guilty to one count of access device fraud for his participation in the scheme and was sentenced to time served. justice.gov

More Amazon Walkouts
Amazon workers in 3 US warehouses staged walkouts as they seek $3 raises and 20-minute breaks, reports say

Over 60 Amazon workers at three warehouses in New York and Maryland staged a walkout.

Amazon workers at three warehouses staged walkouts Wednesday demanding higher pay and longer breaks, Vice reports.

Night-shift workers at two warehouses in New York and one warehouse in Maryland walked out in protest. One Long Island City worker told Vice the workers shut down their warehouse's conveyor belt before walking out.

The protesting workers join a growing chorus of employee activism at Amazon. The e-retail giant is currently facing union elections at facilities in Alabama and New York. The workers told Vice they are seeking a $3 hourly increase to their wages, which range from $15.75 to $17.25, to keep up with rising costs of living.

The workers also called for a re-institution of 20-minute breaks, Vice reported. Amazon brought in 20-minute breaks as a pandemic measure to allow workers more time to adhere to rules such as social distancing, but has since cut them back to the 15 minutes that were previously allotted.

In total, over 60 workers walked out across the three warehouses, Vice reported. Huffington Post reporter Dave Jamieson reported the Maryland walkout, which consisted of roughly 30 workers, was the majority of the shift. businessinsider.com

'National Warehouse Capital'
Warehouses Transform N.Y.C. Neighborhoods as E-Commerce Booms

The region is home to the largest concentration of online shoppers in the country. The facilities, key to delivering packages on time, are reshaping neighborhoods.

An e-commerce boom turbocharged by the pandemic is turning the New York City region into a national warehouse capital.

In just two years, Amazon has acquired more than 50 warehouses across the city and its surrounding suburbs. UPS is building a logistics facility larger than Madison Square Garden on the New Jersey waterfront near Lower Manhattan.

In Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, 14 huge warehouses to help facilitate e-commerce operations are rising, including multistory centers previously found only in Asia.

Fueled by the soaring growth of e-commerce while so many Americans have been working from home, online retailers, manufacturers and delivery companies are racing to secure warehouses in the country's most competitive real estate market for them. nytimes.com

H&M opens online marketplace with plans to expand







Glendale, AZ: 4 men arrested after $1.5M robbery of Glendale jewelry store
Authorities say four men have been arrested in connection with a jewelry store robbery in Glendale. Police say nine employees and customers were held hostage Wednesday night as the store was robbed of more than $1.5 million in jewelry. They say the four suspects were wearing ski masks when they walked into the store. The victims were zip-tied and had their phones and wallets taken as the robbers put the jewelry into pillow cases. When police arrived, all four suspects were still inside the store and tried to run away but were taken into custody and the jewelry was recovered. Police say the suspects are facing multiple charges including nine counts each of armed robbery and aggravated assault. kyma.com

Cell Phone Store Owner Gave Employees Price List for Buying From Boosters
DOJ: Charlotte Business Owner Is Indicted For Selling Stolen iPhones Overseas
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Charlotte business owner is facing federal charges for allegedly selling stolen Apple iPhones (iPhones) and other electronic devices overseas. A federal criminal indictment charges Rami Mahmod Mhana, 45, of Charlotte, with four counts of transportation of stolen goods.

Mhana was the owner of Wireless City Fashions, Inc. (Wireless City) and Protocol Business Group Inc. (Protocol), located at 441 Bradford Drive in Charlotte. The indictment alleges that, from at least May 2017 through October 2019, Mhana purchased hundreds of fraudulently obtained iPhones and other electronic devices from multiple boosters - which he sold and shipped overseas to the United Arab Emirates (the U.A.E.) and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Hong Kong). The indictment also alleges that Mhana knew these devices were stolen or was willfully blind to the fact.

The indictment further alleges that Wireless City and Protocol were known to boosters as places they could sell stolen devices for cash with no questions asked. Mhana allegedly provided his employees with a price list of how much they should pay for certain iPhones and other electronic devices, but generally Mhana paid more for new or unlocked devices. Over the course of the scheme, Mhana allegedly sold thousands of dollars in stolen iPhones and devices to overseas buyers.

If convicted, Mhana faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count of transportation of stolen goods. justice.gov

Manteca, CA: Manteca Police help put pair behind bars for Target thefts
The Manteca Police Department hasn't been shy about advertising their successes when it comes to arresting those responsible for organized retail crimes. And on Wednesday, they proved that their efforts do more than simply take the thieves off the street for a little while by announcing that a pair of Modesto residents will enjoy an extended stay behind bars as a result of their targeting of businesses that have cost retail providers tens of thousands of dollars. Zalena Herrera, 25, of Modesto, pled guilty last month to organized retail theft and grand theft and was sentenced to three years in prison - which will be served at the San Joaquin County Jail. As part of the plea agreement Herrera will spend 20 months behind bars followed by 16 months of supervised felony probation.

Her partner in crime - 27-year-old Charles Bryant of Modesto - has been in custody since the pair were arrested in October and was sentenced to 300 days in the San Joaquin County Jail. According to authorities, the pair was believed to be targeting Target stores across multiple counties - racking up $2,300 worth of thefts at the Manteca Target alone - and were suspected of having been responsible for $20,000 worth of thefts but had failed to show up for their respective court dates. Both were on probation for previous theft convictions. It was Manteca Police Department Detective Dave Brown - who is assigned to organized retail crime - that tracked the two of them down to a house in Modesto, and with the help of the Modesto Police Department's Property Crimes Unit, both Herrera and Bryant were taken into custody without incident. mantecabulletin.com

DOJ: Two Sentenced in $160,000 Schemes to Defraud Home Depot and Lowe's Stores
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Two Providence men who admitted to participating in a scheme to defraud credit card companies and home improvement stores out of more $160,000 were sentenced to federal prison

Jose Brens, 40, was sentenced to fifteen months in prison and ordered to pay restitution totaling $140,578. He pleaded guilty on December 13, 2021, to conspiracy to commit access device fraud and six counts of access device fraud. Jose R. Delarosa, 45, was sentenced to twelve months and one day of incarceration and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $20,141.

At the time of their guilty pleas, Brens and Delarosa admitted that they and others unlawfully obtained credit card information of other individuals, and used that information to purchase construction tools and building supplies from at least six Home Depot and Lowes stores in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. justice.gov

Burglary Crew Hits Reno, Neva. Hardware Store For 25 Firearms
DOJ: Winnemucca Man Sentenced To Prison For Firearms Theft Conspiracy
Travis Klyn (41) sentenced to three years and four months - plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to steal, take, or carry away firearms from the premises of an FFL in September 2021 and ordered to pay $15,309.43 in restitution.

Klyn, co-defendant George Wyatt Elms, and one other individual broke into a hardware store in Winnemucca to steal firearms. They removed a panel in the roof and then broke through the store's door. Once inside, Elms used a pickaxe to break into a gun case, from which he and another individual stole 25 firearms. Before carrying out the robbery, they had intentionally set a brush fire in a nearby field to divert law enforcement away from the store.

Co-defendant Elms pleaded guilty in November 2021 and was sentenced to six years in prison on March 4, 2022. justice.gov

Fontana, CA: 3 thieves caught on video snatching purses from Fontana TJ Maxx store in brazen burglary
A brazen burglary at a TJ Maxx store in Fontana was caught on video, and police say the retailer is one of many being targeted in the area. The incident happened last week at the store off of Slover Avenue. A brazen burglary at a TJ Maxx store in Fontana was caught on video, and police say the retailer is one of many being targeted in the area. The incident happened last week at the store off of Slover Avenue. abc7.com

East Lyme, CT: 3 arrested after stealing $3,800 of groceries from Stop & Shop

Laredo, TX: Man suspected of stealing 7 computers from Walmart

Spearman, TX: Search for suspect on $900 worth of fuel theft

Bowling Green, KY: Man and woman wanted for $1500 Retail Theft

Wright County, MN: Princeton man attempted to push $500 in goods out of Monticello Walmart

Bloomfield, NJ: Suspect Wanted for Stealing Multiple Items from Home Depot

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Shootings & Deaths

Cincinnati, OH: Police identify victim killed in Oakley Target shooting
One man is dead after he was shot outside the Target in Oakley Thursday, according to Cincinnati police. It happened around 12:30 p.m. Dispatchers reported a possible active shooter situation, and CPD responded with SWAT per protocol. Police later clarified there was no active shooter situation, nor had there been, and that early reports indicating as such were incorrect. Officers found a man shot at the scene. EMS transported him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he died. CPD identified the victim Thursday night as 24-year-old Alias Phillips. "The early stages of the investigation reveal the victim was targeted outside the store by the suspect," a police spokesperson said. "This was not a random act of violence." fox19.com

Nashville, TN: Convenience store clerk fired weapon out of self-defense
Metro Nashville Police said a convenience store clerk would not face charges after a deadly shooting on Thursday morning in north Nashville. Police said 23-year-old Cornell M. Evan died following a shooting at the 7-11 store located at 3200 Clarksville Pike at 5:30 a.m. The clerk told detectives that Evans had entered the store, went directly to the restroom, and stayed there for an unusual time until the clerk asked Evans to get out. The clerk told police that Evans "emerged agitated and furious as he berated him and other employees." Authorities said after Evans was repeatedly asked to leave and exited the store, the clerk walked to the front of the parking lot to persuade Evans to get off the property. wsmv.com

Covington, WA: One person killed in attempted Marijuana shop robbery in Covington
One person is dead after an attempted robbery at a pot shop in Covington Thursday evening, according to the city of Covington. The incident took place around 7:45 p.m. at the Euphorium Marijuana Shop on Covington Way Southeast. One person was shot and killed, according to the King County Sheriff's Office. Authorities could not comment on whether it was the suspect or another person who died. The person who died was a male in his late teens to early 20s, according to Interim Covington Police Chief Adam Easterbrook. king5.com

Houston, TX: 16-year-old dead, another teen injured after shooting at NW Houston convenience store
Houston police said one teenager has died and another was injured after a shooting at a convenience store in northwest Houston Wednesday evening. Officers were called to the scene after witnesses reported a shooting on West Little York Road and Easter Street just after 6 p.m. Police said they found one victim, a 16-year-old, who had been shot in the parking lot of the store. While officers were working on that call, they got a second call that a 15-year-old male with a gunshot wound was in front of a home on the street just north of the scene. Investigators said the victim was meeting with three suspects for a drug transaction when the suspects attempted to rob him. A physical altercation occurred and the victim and suspects began shooting at each other, police said. Officers said the two uninjured suspects then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. Police said the 16-year-old later died at the hospital. click2houston.com

Fairfield, CA: Good Samaritan who tried to stop 7-Eleven theft dies at the hospital
Another person has died after he was shot while trying to help stop a theft at a Fairfield convenience store. What was Fairfield's first homicide of the year has now turned into a double homicide after police said 36-year-old Damion Davis died at a hospital on Tuesday. Police said Trine Martinez is suspected of shooting Davis on Sunday after allegedly trying to steal beer from the 7-Eleven on East Tabor Avenue.

Davis had stepped in to stop Martinez, along with two other good Samaritans, identified as 44-year-old Fairfield resident Earl Wayne Wyatt III and a 28-year-old from Suisun City. Fairfield City Councilmember Catherine Moy said Martinez allegedly "went and got a gun and came back and shot all three" men. Wyatt died at the scene, police reported. The 28-year-old was taken to the hospital and has since been released after undergoing surgery. fox40.com

Bellevue, NE: Man kills Sonic employees after accusations of fake order led to arrest
A man has pleaded guilty to the 2020 fatal shooting of two employees at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant, Nebraska officials say. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the 24-year-old. Three days before the Nov. 21, 2020, shooting, prosecutors say Roberto Silva Jr. attempted to use another person's identity and Sonic Drive-In account to buy food. Silva was arrested after attempting to steal the $57 worth of food after employees alerted police to "fraudulent activity," The Associated Press reported. Police confiscated multiple firearms and kept them in police custody, according to WOWT. Silva was released on bond on Nov. 20, 2020. One day later, Silva opened fire at the same Bellevue Sonic, striking four employees and killing Ryan Helbert and Nathan Pastrana, court records show. kentucky.com

Fresno, CA: Store clerk who sold liquor to teen involved in fatal crash has been arrested
An employee of a Fresno liquor store was arrested on Thursday and the store's liquor license was revoked after an investigation found it had sold alcohol to a 16-year-old prior to a fatal crash last September. According to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the 16-year-old bought alcohol twice from University Deli Liquor on Barstow Avenue on the same night he was involved in the crash near Hoover High School. That crash killed 15-year-old Lilyana Romero and injured four others, including one who was paralyzed. A 17-year-old who was driving the car ran away from the scene and was later arrested by Fresno police for felony DUI, which prompted ABC to trace the source of the alcohol. fresnobee.com

Lebanon Junction, KY: Charges Filed Against Man Accused of Killing Police Dog
A man accused of firing at officers and killing a police dog has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer and assault on a service animal, Kentucky State Police said. David J. Knopp, 23, of Shepherdsville, also was charged with fleeing and wanton endangerment from an encounter last week with officers who responded to a shoplifting complaint at a Dollar General Store in Lebanon Junction, police said Thursday in a statement. When officers arrived, a male suspect fired at them and fled, a preliminary investigation found. A K-9 unit with the Shepherdsville Police Department located the suspect a short time later, and he shot a police dog sent to restrain him, police said. Shepherdsville officers and Bullitt County deputies then fired at the suspect, striking him multiple times, the agency said. Knopp was taken to University of Louisville Hospital, where he remains in stable condition, police said. The K-9 died from gunshot wounds. usnews.com

Walkinsville, GA: Update: Ex-college football player arrested in murder of Georgia gas station clerk
A former University of Georgia football player has been busted for the brutal shooting death of a gas station clerk last year, authorities said. Ahkil Nasir Crumpton, who played wide receiver for the Bulldogs in 2017 and 2018, was arrested Wednesday in his hometown of Philadelphia for the March 2021 slaying of cashier Elijah Wood, 23, at a RaceTrac gas station outside Watkinsville, Georgia. nypost.com

Essex County, NJ: Update: Newark Man Killed East Orange Store Owner, Convicted Of Murder
An Essex County jury convicted a Newark man of murdering a manager at an East Orange store where he previously worked, authorities announced Wednesday. Roberto Ubiera, 58, of Newark, was convicted on all counts in connection with the death of Tarlok Singh, 55, of East Orange, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Singh - who prosecutors said was a hardworking man that was popular in the community - worked at the store seven days a week and had been there for six years, authorities said. patch.com

Penn Hills, PA., Man to 31 Years in Prison for 2014 Armed Robbery Spree & Shooting 1 Employee
George Wilson, 39, committed a series of armed robberies of retail businesses and gas station convenience stores throughout the Pittsburgh area from November 2014 through December 2014. Wilson committed each of the robberies at gunpoint and callously shot a store employee during the attempted robbery of The Exchange store in Ross Township. Wilson pleaded guilty only after the government had presented its case to a jury.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Walton acknowledged the audacity of Wilson's gunpoint robberies and referred to the video footage of Wilson shooting a store employee simply because he was new to the job and unable to open the cash register as "one of the most shocking things I have ever seen." justice.gov

Little Rock, AR: Update: Man, 18, sentenced to 12 years after 2 shootouts
A man charged in the death of a 25-year-old at a Little Rock mall received a life sentence this week. According to officials, Deonte Edison, who was 18 at the time of the shooting, was found guilty of capital murder on Wednesday afternoon. In February of 2013, Christian Hayes was shot and killed after-hours in the food court at Park Plaza Mall. Edison and Tristan Bryant were each charged in his death. Another person was reportedly also shot in the incident, but lived. Bryant, who was 20 at the time, had been charged with capital murder, aggravated robbery, theft, and attempted capital murder. arkansasonline.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

DOJ: Man Gets 28 Years for Robbing More Than a Dozen Chicago Convenience & Liquor Stores at Gunpoint
In the summer and fall of 2016, ANGELO STANTON, who pled guilty last year, robbed 15 stores and attempted to rob two others. Stanton carried out takeover-style heists in which he pointed a handgun at employees and demanded cash from the register or safe. Stanton fired shots in five of the incidents, wounding two store employees. justice.gov

Two L.A. County Men Charged in Federal Indictment Alleging Six-Week Armed Robbery Spree Using Semi-Automatic Firearm
LOS ANGELES - A federal grand jury today charged two Los Angeles County men in an eight-count indictment alleging they committed multiple armed robberies of 7-Eleven stores and another business in Los Angeles County during a six-week crime spree.

Kyle Richard Williams, 25, of Inglewood and Colin Powell Lacey, 28, of the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit interference with commerce by robbery (Hobbs Act). Lacey is also charged with four counts of robbery while Williams is charged with two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery.

The businesses robbed during the spree included six 7-Eleven stores located in the Hollywood, East Hollywood and Mid-City neighborhoods of Los Angeles as well as in West Hollywood. One smoke shop in the Mid-City area also was robbed, according to the indictment. Williams allegedly attempted to rob a 7-Eleven store in El Segundo on December 30, 2021. justice.gov

KC Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Armed Robbery Conspiracy

Three Defendants Conspired to Commit 10 Robberies in KC, Independence

Henry Simmons, 22, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Co-defendants Vonterrious Humbert, 22, Tremaine Johnson, 23, both of Kansas City, Mo., have also pleaded guilty and been sentenced. Humbert was sentenced to eight years in federal prison without parole. Johnson was sentenced to five years in federal prison without parole.

Simmons, Humbert, and Johnson were arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, following the early-morning armed robbery of a Phillips 66 convenience store and the attempted robbery of a Taco Bell on N.W. Barry Road in Kansas City, Mo.

The conspiracy included eight additional business robberies: five armed robberies of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Independence, Mo., and Kansas City, Mo., in the early morning hours of Nov. 21, 2018, and three armed robberies of a Domino's Pizza, a 7-Eleven convenience store and a Sinclair convenience store in Kansas City, Mo., during the early morning hours of Nov. 25, 2018. justice.gov

Natchez, MS: Woman leads high-speed chase in two states; rams Louisiana Police car three times, tries to run over Officer
Police in multiple jurisdictions say a woman who allegedly stole more than $200 of merchandise, rammed her car into a police squad car three times and attempted to run over an officer before leading a high-speed chase across the Mississippi River where she was taken into custody. Vidalia Police Chief Joey Merrill said police pursued Rachel Gibson, age 55, in a car matching the description of one that fled from a Walmart where a woman stole $200 in merchandise Thursday. "The car immediately sped up, driving through Vidalia neighborhoods at high speeds, going through stop signs and rammed one of my units about three times before it got back on the highway headed towards the bridge," he said. Merrill added the woman also tried to run over another police officer and would be charged on both counts. magnoliastatelive.com

Poughkeepsie Officer Dragged By Car While Trying To Arrest Suspect
A police officer was seriously injured after being dragged by a fleeing shoplifting suspect in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Dutchess County around 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 in the Town of Poughkeepsie, at the Home Depot store located on North Road. The loss prevention employee gave a physical description of the suspect, later identified as John Vanleuven Jr., age 29. A Town of Poughkeepsie police officer was arriving in the area at that time and spotted Vanleuven running into the parking lot, police said. Vanleuven then entered a vehicle that was left unattended, parked in the parking lot, which was running with the keys inside it. The officer ran up to the vehicle and attempted to physically remove Vanleuven from the vehicle to prevent him from stealing the vehicle, police said. Vanleuven physically resisted the officer and stepped on the accelerator of the vehicle to flee the area, with the officer still attempting to restrain the suspect, and the officer was carried along with the vehicle as it fled, they added. The vehicle then struck two parked cars that were in the parking lot, jumped over the curb and grassy area, and entered the roadway of North Road, police said. The police officer was being dragged in the roadway, while Vanleuven continued to press on the accelerator, they added. Both Vanleuven and the officer sustained serious injuries and were transported by ambulance to Mid Hudson Regional Hospital. dailyvoice.com

Gallatin, TN: Waffle House employee arrested after bringing two loaded guns into restaurant

White Earth, MN: Detroit Lakes Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery of Convenience Store

Convicted Felon Gets 25 Years in Prison for Armed Robberies of Two Banks & Minneapolis Apparel Store

Detroit Lakes Man Gets Seven Years in Prison for Armed Robbery of White Earth Convenience Store



Best Buy - San Rafael, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Bristol, VA - Burglary
C-Store - Galesburg, KY - Robbery
C-Store - Rifle, CO - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Birmingham, AL - Robbery
CVS - Santa Rosa, CA - Robbery
CVS - Cleveland, OH - Robbery
Dollar General - Lebanon Junction, KY - Robbery
Dollar General - Forsyth, GA - Robbery
Gas Station - Hopkinsville, KY - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Glendale, AZ - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Albuquerque, NM - Robbery
Jewelry - Albuquerque, NM - Robbery
Jewelry - Las Vegas, NV - Robbery
Laundry - Greenville, NC - Armed Robbery
Marijuana - Bellevue, WA - Armed Robbery
Marijuana - Covington, WA - Armed Robbery / Shooting Death
Pharmacy - Hilo, HI - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - South Glens Falls, NY - Armed Robbery (McDonalds)
Restaurant - Montgomery County, MD - Armed Robbery (McDonalds)
TJ Maxx - Fontana, CA - Robbery
Walmart - Laredo, TX - Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 21 robberies
• 1 burglary
• 1 shooting
• 1 killed


Weekly Totals:
• 93 robberies
• 26 burglaries
• 2 shootings
• 1 killed

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