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Daniel Davies, CFI promoted to Director, Asset Protection Solutions for Rite Aid

Daniel has been with Rite Aid for more than 15 years, starting with the company in 2007. Before his career with Rite Aid, he served as Executive Team Leader Assets Protection for Target for a year and Multi-Unit Loss Prevention Manager for Sears for nine years. Congratulations, Daniel!

Leigh Kohlhaas, CFI promoted to Director of Loss Prevention
for J. Crew Group

Leigh has been with J. Crew for 6 years and has assumed LP multiple roles: Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Manager of Loss Prevention Ops, and Senior Manager of Loss Prevention Ops. He previously held LP roles with A.C. Moore, Paradies Lagardere, J.C. Penney, The Home Depot and Lowe's. Congratulations, Leigh!

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The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Seattle's Good News Bad News
Judges Didn't Get The Message

March 4, 2022: The Good News

New Mayor Says He's Going to Clean Up Seattle
200 Arrests in first nine weeks with 3 ORC Arrests

Seattle Mayor Harrell says he 'inherited a mess,' will solve crime issues by putting arrests first, social services second
In February, Harrell announced he would direct the Seattle Police Department to focus their efforts on areas of town with concentrated criminal activity. Friday, he and law enforcement partners from the region introduced "Operation New Day" to do exactly that.

To create new systems, Harrell says he's working with SPD Interim Chief Adrian Diaz, Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison, the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice.

The first spot to get the New Day treatment was the area around 12th Avenue and South Jackson Street in Little Saigon, where an increased police effort resulted in 80 felony arrests between January 1 and March 3, including seven felony gun violations, 25 commercial burglaries, 23 felony narcotic investigations or arrests,19 felony warrant arrests, three felony organized retail theft arrests and one felony assault.

SPD also touted about 120 misdemeanor arrests in the area over the same time frame, as well as nine drug overdoses treated by officers, as a result of the operation.

Diaz said SPD will continue to monitor 12th and Jackson and work to combat crime displacement, noting that when they hone in on a specific area, the remaining criminal activity "is going to go somewhere." seattletimes.com

March 19, 2022: The Bad News

Media: "Operation New Day" More Like "Operation Same Old Revolving Door"
Sounds Like Catch-&-Release Didn't Go Away

Hard or soft on crime? Seattle can't make up its mind
Judges aren't supporting the police or the Mayor

Recently, local officials have launched a slew of crime-fighting efforts that brought desperately-needed relief to some beleaguered spots around town, including Little Saigon and Third and Pine downtown.

The roster of agencies involved has been wide-ranging, from the city on up to the feds. And the new campaigns have come with branding such as "Operation New Day" - suggesting that this time really is going to be different in Seattle.

That said, a review of the arrests and, more importantly, the judicial decisions made to date suggests we may already be tilting back more toward "Operation Same Old Revolving Door."

Of 16 people arrested for suspected felonies in Little Saigon as part of Operation New Day, it turns out only two stayed in King County Jail for more than a day or two. Three are now in federal detention, which I'll get to in a minute. But most were either released immediately by judges or asked to post very low bail, which they did.

This includes some offenders who are right in the intersection of Seattle's two street plagues - synthetic drugs and guns.

Four men were released back onto Seattle streets with either no or low bail despite being repeat offenders accused of illegally carrying guns and dealing fentanyl, the synthetic opioid blamed for killing 388 people in King County last year. The allegations are serious enough that three of them later were rearrested and charged in federal court.

EN: The writer goes on to write about how the four released had lengthy criminal records and were rearrested. One suspect's story the writer uses to support his 'revolving door case study' is like all the other horrifying cases of catch-and-release as the judicial branch is just totally disconnected with law enforcement, the elected officials, and the new mayor's efforts to make an impact on downtown crime. With the writer's last statements being:

Why are these armed suspects, some with a history of violence, passing through the local court system like water through a sieve?

Yet the revolving door there seems to be spinning as rapidly as ever. seattletimes.com

Dems Agreed They Went Too Far - There's a First
Wash. governor signs rollback of police reform bill

The move clarifies use-of-force protocols after police officials said the sweeping reforms hindered crime response

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Thursday rolling back part of the state's sweeping police reform legislation from last year after law enforcement and key Democratic lawmakers agreed the original bill went too far.

The measure, House Bill 2037, makes clear police can use force to stop people from fleeing temporary investigative detentions, known as Terry stops. Officers said restrictions passed by lawmakers in 2021 had left them unable to do so, meaning potential suspects could simply leave.

Under the bill, police still must use reasonable care, including appropriate de-escalation techniques, and they may not use force during Terry stops when the people being detained are compliant. Inslee said it "upholds the principle of police accountability, de-escalation and the protection of individual liberties."

Police said the measure hindered their response to crime: Often when officers show up at a scene, they need to detain people to figure out if they were involved in a crime. But under House Bill 1310, they couldn't use force to detain them unless they already had probable cause to arrest them, they said. police1.com

Warning: Pictures May Be Disturbing
Russia airstrike kills 8 at Kyiv mall
A Ukrainian chemical plant in Sumy was hit just hours after at least eight died when a shopping center was demolished in the capital, Kyiv. and as many as 80 foreign and Ukrainian troops were killed in a cruise missile strike on a military training center in Rivne, officials said.

The Kremlin has also repeatedly denied attacking civilians during its so-called "special military operation," yet shocking footage showed a 10-story shopping center in Kyiv completely destroyed overnight.

Dead bodies lie on the ground at the site of a bombing at a shopping center in front of an H&M store, March 21, 2022.

Destroyed cars at the site of a shopping center after it was hit in a military strike.

Firefighters are seen inside the Retroville shopping mall.
An Agence France-Presse reporter saw at least six bodies laid out in front of the mall.

Dramatic surveillance footage shows a fireball erupting from the Retroville shopping center in the capital's Podil district late Sunday, turning the sky amber from the flames for hours.

By sunrise, the 10-story mall was a complete shell as the whole area around it was completely bombed out and covered in debris. nypost.com

NYC thieves captured on video taking 400 bulletproof vests meant for Ukraine
Surveillance video shows hoodie-wearing thieves brazenly steal bulletproof vests meant for Ukraine, loading cardboard boxes into vans and driving off. Another van pulled up about an hour later to ferry away more boxes.

Two vans - one white and one black - pull up to the East Village building that houses the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, according to the video, shot last Tuesday and obtained by The Post.

The vests had been stored in a building hallway. The nonprofit organizations are collecting donations to aid the war effort in Ukraine. The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office had donated used vests to help the Ukrainian groups but it wasn't clear whether those were the vests taken. nypost.com


COVID Update

558.5M Vaccinations Given

US: 81.4M Cases - 997.9K Dead - 63M Recovered
Worldwide: 471.1M Cases - 6.1M Dead - 407.4M Recovered

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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 354   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 723
*Red indicates change in total deaths

Officials wary of new COVID-19 surge as country relaxes
A new surge in COVID-19 infections in Europe has public health experts concerned the U.S. is not prepared to respond to a similar wave.

Much of the country has lifted the few remaining precautions after a sharp decline in cases. U.S. infections are at an eight-month low, but administration officials and health experts are keeping wary eyes on BA.2, the subvariant of omicron fueling the overseas spike.

Europe has consistently been a window into America's future throughout the pandemic. A widespread outbreak overseas is usually followed by one in the U.S. several weeks later. thehill.com

Easy Does It On Dropping Masks - Especially If We See Reversal
As Offices Open and Mask Mandates Drop, Some Anxieties Set In
Using local guidelines, many companies are loosening Covid safety rules, leaving workers to navigate masking and social distancing on their own.

Employers are embracing a workplace atmosphere reminiscent of prepandemic times - elevators jammed, snack tables brimming, face coverings optional - even as a new subvariant of the Omicron coronavirus spurs concerns about health and safety. Across the country, office occupancy has hit a pandemic high, 40 percent, reached just once before in early December, at the same time that indoor mask mandates drop.

After several false starts in calling workers back, company leaders now seem eager to press forward. A flurry of return-to-office plans have rolled out in recent weeks. Many of those companies followed state and local governments in easing Covid-19 restrictions, arguing that ending mask mandates could make workplaces more pleasant. But some workers, especially those with compromised immunity or unvaccinated children, feel uncomfortable with the rush back to open floor plans.

"Masks have created a real psychological barrier to getting back to office culture," said Kathryn Wylde, head of the Partnership for New York City, a business group. "As long as things are going in a positive direction with Covid, I think the relaxation of mandates will work for the vast majority of people. As soon as we see a reversal, I think we've got trouble."

As employees come back, they're facing a patchwork of Covid safety protocols. Just one-quarter of U.S. workers are covered by vaccine mandates in the workplace, according to Gallup data from last month. nytimes.com

Health experts predict uptick in U.S. Covid cases due to new BA.2 variant

China Locks Down Millions More As Covid Spreads


Facial Recognition Technology Starting to be Accepted by the Public - Big Swing

46% Say Finding Criminals With FRT is Good For Society
NYC's 15,000 CCTV's With FRT Prevalent in Areas of Blacks & Hispanics

Police in NYC deploy more facial recognition, with public support in US
A new survey by Pew Research shows 46 percent of U.S. adults think the "widespread use of facial recognition technology by police to monitor crowds and look for people who may have committed a crime" is a good idea for society. Twenty-seven percent think this would be bad, and 27 percent are unsure, of more than ten thousand surveyed.

This comes as the NYPD brings back its 400-strong Neighborhood Safety Teams to tackle gun crime, this time with uniforms and facial recognition-enabled body cams.

Ambivalence towards AI overall, higher safety standards required

The Pew Research study conducted in November 2021 presented respondents with six vignettes involving the use of AI or human enhancements such as brain implants or exoskeletons. For facial recognition, this was law enforcement's use of the technology.

Contrary to frequent suggestions of bias in police use of facial recognition, 34 percent think the widespread use of facial recognition by police would make policing fairer compared to 40 percent thinking that it would not make much difference, and 25 percent that it would make policing less fair.

The results show that 57 percent oppose the idea of social media sites using facial recognition to automatically identify people in photos (EN: public still opposes social media pic usage) compared to 19 percent in favor, and more oppose than favor the idea that companies might use facial recognition to automatically track the attendance of their employees, at 48 versus 30 percent, notes the results report.

There is hope for improvements in acceptability of facial recognition use by the police. If officers were trained in how the technology can make errors in identifying people before they use it, 64 percent of respondents believed this would make the technology more acceptable. Eleven percent thought it would make it less acceptable and 23 percent expect no change.

New York's controversial and disproportionately lethal Neighborhood Safety Teams have been relaunched by the city's mayor, Eric Adams. Formerly plainclothed, the units will have a new uniform and body-worn cameras equipped with facial recognition, reports Governing. Their cars will be unmarked.

The NYPD Neighborhood Safety Teams members will all wear cameras and are instructed to turn them on anytime they are interacting with civilians. Another tool is intended to help them identity who may be carrying guns. They also must complete seven days of training which covers community interaction, car stops, use of force and the constitution. biometricupdate.com

Public Not Paying Attention to Surveillance News - "Outrage Prioritization"
Major government surveillance revelations fail to make a big splash
Recent revelations about government spying have failed to make a major splash in Congress, the media or public discourse.

Over the past several months, lawmakers and reporters have revealed that the country's intelligence agencies have been using broad executive authority and taking advantage of a loophole in the Fourth Amendment to obtain much more data than was previously known.

Recent disclosures have gotten less attention from Congress. No hearings have been held focused on the possible abuses of EO 12333. The bill most directly addressing them, the Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act, has not gotten a glimpse in committee.

Other factors that may contribute to surveillance stories failing to make a big splash in media and with the public.

One is "Outrage Prioritization". "Attention can be a finite resource," Goitein told The Hill. "There's a lot going on right now. It's hard to break through."

"Unless there is a major privacy meltdown," Wyden noted, "you're dealing with the fact that every night on the news there's a war going on that Americans are clearly concerned about."

Another factor is that many Americans may now assume that their privacy is already shot.

Beyond knowledge of government surveillance, the public has become used to handing over private information to companies for access to platforms.

The difficulty linking surveillance policies to impacts on people's day-to-day lives may also explain why the public is less interested in government spying programs than climate change or higher gas prices. thehill.com

Walmart requiring RFID tagging, partners with Auburn University

Walmart is enlisting the Auburn University RFID Lab in its inventory control efforts.

RFID Journal has reported that Walmart is already requiring apparel vendors to utilize RFID tags; and is mandating that suppliers of home goods, and some hardlines, entertainment and toy products become RFID-compliant by Sep. 2, 2022.

Walmart recently partnered with the lab and is already in the process of distributing training videos to most of its product vendors. It includes a request that all merchandise tagging first be approved by Auburn experts before going to market.

Previously, retailers including Amazon and Target have partnered with the Auburn University RFID Lab.

RFID - has its time come?

According to "RFID-Powered Solutions: More Attainable Than Ever," a study from Cambridge Retail Advisors sponsored by Sensormatic by Johnson Controls, retail has reached an inflection point for RFID. Cambridge Retail Advisors (CRA) suggests that the average cost of labor at retail companies and the increasing value attached to inventory visibility and availability has created a new justification for retail RFID implementations. chainstoreage.com

Government has seized $5 million in money and property, seeks forfeiture
Apple lost $10 million to long-time Buyer who took kickbacks, stole parts, diverted cash, feds allege
A man who worked at Apple for a decade defrauded the company out of more than $10 million by taking kickbacks, stealing equipment and diverting money, federal authorities alleged Friday.

Dhirendra Prasad, 52, is charged with five crimes related to allegedly defrauding the Cupertino technology giant, laundering the proceeds and evading taxes, prosecutors and the Internal Revenue Service said.

The San Joaquin County man worked for Apple from 2008 to 2018, mostly as a buyer in the firm's "Global Service Supply Chain," authorities said. Responsible for purchasing parts and services from vendors, Prasad allegedly "exploited his position by engaging in multiple different schemes to defraud Apple, including taking kickbacks, stealing parts, and causing Apple to pay for items and services it never received."

A court has allowed the federal government to seize $5 million in money and property from Prasad, and the government is seeking to keep those assets as proceeds of crime.

Two other California men who owned companies that sold to Apple and conspired with Prasad charged in separate federal cases "and they have both admitted their involvement,"

Prasad first court appearance in U.S. District Court in San Jose Thursday. The alleged offenses of fraud, money laundering and tax evasion each carry maximum sentences of five to 20 years. mercurynews.com

In Case You Missed It
Where's the H.R. Sexual Harassment Confidential Hotline & Awareness Campaign?
CVS Ousts Executives After Internal Probe, Vows to Overhaul How It Handles Sexual-Harassment Complaints

CEO Karen Lynch tells staff she will change process after investigation into employee complaints against a regional manager

Ms. Lynch, who took over as CEO a year ago, in December became aware of complaints made by at least two female employees alleging that a New Jersey-based regional store manager had either harassed or inappropriately touched them at work, the people said.

Ms. Lynch oversaw an investigation, carried out by a professional investigator, that culminated in January in the dismissal of the manager, who oversaw hundreds of stores, and the departure of senior executives who supervised him, these people said. The probe and leadership exits haven't previously been disclosed.

On Friday, she outlined the events to some 450 senior leaders on a call, and laid out plans to create an office designed to give employees a confidential channel to navigate what Ms. Lynch described as challenging situations, some of the people said.

In a memo sent to staff, Ms. Lynch said the allegations were substantiated, and she immediately terminated the regional manager. "Our investigation also revealed that other employees failed in their duty to treat such allegations with the seriousness we expect, and they are no longer with the company," she wrote.

One executive who supervised the regional manager and a human-resources executive were dismissed, while a third executive left the company during the investigation, the people said. wsj.com

Update: Walmart distribution center ablaze for nearly 48 hours
A 1.2 million-square-foot Walmart distribution center in Plainfield, Indiana, about 5 miles from Indianapolis International Airport, caught fire Wednesday a little before noon, sending out massive plumes that were visible from space.

With the fire still alive as of 10:30 a.m. EST on Friday, the facility has now been ablaze for nearly 50 hours. Around 1,000 employees were inside a Walmart Fulfillment Center in Plainfield, near Indianapolis, Wednesday afternoon when a fire broke out. About 350 firefighters and 30 fire agencies, as well as other community partners.

Federal investigators arrived on Friday to begin on-scene investigation into the cause of the fire.

Smoke from the Plainfield Walmart fulfillment center fire could be seen on satellite imagery as the fire grew, according to the National Weather Service. indystar.com

Amazon opens second Whole Foods store with cashierless technology

Amazon Go opening first Airport store at DFW this summer

Target looks to massive solar panels in parking lot as a green model to power its stores

Quarterly Results

Inditex (Zara) FY 2021 Zara up 39%, Pull&Bear up 32%, Massimo Dutti up 30%, Bershka up 23%, Stradivarius up 42%, Oysho up 15%, online sales up 14%, total sales up 36%

H&M Q1 up net sales up 23%

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. Q3 total merchandise comp's up 3.7% in U.S., 7.2% in Europe & other regions, decreased 0.8% in Canada, sales up 5.8%

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

Director, LP & Safety job posted for Total Wine & More in Bethesda, MD
We are looking for a Director of Loss Prevention & Safety to work at our headquarters in Bethesda, MD. You will lead, develop, and implement strategies and solutions designed to protect the financial and operational health of the company. You will lead a team of people with expertise in high-profile and complex investigations, expertise in Safety and Claims Management, and expertise in analytics, trend analysis, and forecasting. Also, you will make recommendations to Vice Presidents, SVP's, and EVP's, and implement agreed upon actions with urgency. jobs.jobvite.com

Dir. Distribution & Supply Chain AP job posted for Burlington in Burlington, NJ
As the Director of Distribution and Supply Chain Asset Protection you will support both shortage and overall company objectives by directing all Asset Protection activities in Burlington's distribution and supply chain network. This role will develop the strategy and oversee AP and security operations at all Burlington distribution centers. burlingtonstores.jobs

Director of Loss Prevention job posted for EOS Fitness in Murrieta, CA
EōS Fitness is on the hunt for a Director of Loss Prevention. This is a new role to us and we expect that it will be an integral part of our fast-growing, constantly evolving environment that partners with all of our departments. We want the role to be responsible for conducting and resolving theft and safety investigations, anticipate and monitor potential theft and safety suspicions/opportunities. recruiting.adp.com

Director, Physical Security job posted for Mastercard in Purchase, NY
As the Corporate Security Director of Event Security and Executive Protection the incumbent will work with Meeting and Travel Services, Sponsorship, C Suite support staff, regional security personnel, and external vendors. The incumbent will be responsible for the daily global operations, coordination, and support of Mastercard stakeholders and event and meeting organizers. mastercard.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com

Loss Prevention Director job posted for GPM Investments, LLC (Remote)
The Director of Loss Prevention will be responsible for developing an LP program for the company to include program development, training, coaching, verification, investigations, etc. Guides and promotes safe work performance by implementing and evaluating safety processes, policies and procedures. Works closely with WC Specialist on potentially fraudulent claims to insure investigative tools are utilized by the field. indeed.com

Director, Intelligence, Investigations & Situational Management job posted for Royal Caribbean Group
The Director Intelligence, Investigations and Situational Management is responsible to provide leadership, oversight and expertise in matters related to intelligence, investigations, crisis response, the protection of staff, facilities and corporate brand while developing and executing Security strategies for assets and staff with Global oversight. jobs.royalcaribbeangroup.com

Last week's #1 article --

Amazon Workers Flee Seattle Over Crime Explosion Near Downtown Office
Amazon is temporarily relocating employees from its downtown Seattle office, following a rise in violent crime

Amazon announced Friday it would temporarily move employees from its downtown Seattle office.

Amazon is temporarily relocating employees from its downtown Seattle office amid an increase in violent crime in the area.

An Amazon spokesperson told Insider via email: "Given recent incidents near 3rd and Pine, we're providing employees currently at that location with alternative office space elsewhere." The building is not closed, however.

The office is at 300 Pine Street, about a half-mile from its main headquarters on Seventh Avenue. As reported by KOMO News, shootings, stabbings, and other crimes are increasing in the area.  About 1,800 Amazon employees are assigned to the office, according to the spokesperson, but many of them had been working remotely due to the pandemic. businessinsider.com  komonews.com

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U.S. Cyber Fraud Task Forces

Retail's Finally Winning The Cyber Battles
But Can We Beat Bezos?

Satellite Networks Worldwide at Risk of Possible Cyberattacks, FBI & CISA Warn

Agencies provide mitigation steps to protect satellite communication (SATCOM) networks amid "current geopolitical situation."

The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are raising the alarm over known "possible threats" to US and international satellite communication (SATCOM) networks that then could spill over to their customers' networks.

SATCOM providers and their network customers should immediately take these mitigation steps, according to the FBI and CISA: harden authentication and enforce least privilege; deploy encryption; patch software and audit system configurations; monitor logs for "suspicious activity"; and solidify incident response and business continuity plans.

Given the current geopolitical situation, CISA's Shields Up initiative requests that all organizations significantly lower their threshold for reporting and sharing indications of malicious cyber activity. To that end, CISA and FBI will update this joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) as new information becomes available so that SATCOM providers and their customers can take additional mitigation steps pertinent to their environments," the government advisory said. darkreading.com

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Organizations should report anomalous cyber activity and/or cyber incidents 24/7 to report@cisa.gov or (888) 282-0870.

ISMG Event: Cloud Data Security Summit - Virtual Summit March 29, 2022
Sponsored by Laminar

ISMG's Cloud Data Security Summit is a unique event running across all regions and vertical industries, featuring CISOs, analysts and industry leaders focused on topics such as securing data across public clouds, the risks of 'shadow data' and the future of cloud data security.

ISMG's agendas provide actionable education and exclusive networking opportunities with your peers and our subject matter expert speakers. Register


10:00 AM EST: The State of Cloud Data Security Market

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11:15 AM EST: Trust but Verify" - Analysts on Securing Data Across Public Clouds

11:45 AM EST: Executive Insight: Laminar CEO Amit Shaked on the Risks of 'Shadow Data'

12:15 AM EST: Live Q&A & Interactive Discussion on Securing Data Across Public Clouds

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POS Hacker Allegedly Sold Millions of Cards
Romanian Extradited to the United States, Charged With Selling Stolen Credit Card Information Obtained via Malware
Sorin Becheru, a 34-year-old Romanian citizen living in Bucharest, was charged in March 2021 with conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with access devices. Mr. Becheru was arrested by Romanian authorities on Jan. 1, 2022 based on a request from the United States and in accordance with the bilateral extradition treaty between the United States and Romania. On March 3, 2022, FBI agents flew Mr. Becheru from Bucharest to Dallas. He made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Rebecca Rutherford on March 4.
According to the indictment, Mr. Becheru and his coconspirators allegedly used point-of-sale memory scraping malware to obtain consumers' credit card information from victim servers located in the U.S. They then allegedly sold the numbers on darkweb carding forums, including "Vendetta" and "Tony Montana." Buyers used the stolen credit card numbers to purchase goods and services.

Mr. Becheru - who used various online identities, including "t0r.creep.im," truan1@jabbim.com, and buchetta@jabb3r.de - allegedly possessed and sold credit card information for millions of cards. At one point, he was in possession of information for more than 240,000 credit cards belonging to victims located in the Northern District of Texas and elsewhere.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison.

Editor's Note: Their seems to be a general consensus within law enforcement that the federal sentencing guidelines needs to be revised and strengthened. Just this writers opinion based on following the cases. And based on the United States Sentencing Commission reports. - Gus Downing justice.gov

NIST Seeks Comments on Draft AI Risk Management Framework, Offers Guidance on AI Bias

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sent this bulletin at 03/21/2022 12:30 PM EDT

To promote the development and use of AI technologies and systems that are trustworthy and responsible, NIST is seeking public comment on an initial draft of the AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF). The draft addresses risks in the design, development, use, and evaluation of AI systems.

The voluntary framework is intended to improve understanding and to help manage enterprise and societal risks related to AI systems throughout the AI lifecycle, offering guidance for the development and use of trustworthy and responsible AI. NIST is also developing a companion guide to the AI RMF with additional practical guidance.

This draft builds on the concept paper released in December and an earlier Request for Information. Feedback received by April 29 will be incorporated into a second draft issued this summer or fall. On March 29-31, NIST will hold its second workshop on the AI RMF. The first two days will address all aspects of the AI RMF. Day 3 will allow a deeper dive of issues related to mitigating harmful bias in AI. govdelivery.com

Security Teams Struggle to Get Started With Zero Trust







Two Individuals and Four Companies Indicted for Price Fixing DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs Sold on the Amazon Marketplace
A federal grand jury in Knoxville, Tennessee, returned an indictment charging two individuals and four companies with participating in a conspiracy to fix prices of DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs sold on the Amazon Marketplace.

According to the one-count felony indictment filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Victor Btesh, of Brooklyn, New York, and Bruce Fish of Hayfield, Minnesota; along with BDF Enterprises Inc., a Minnesota corporation; Michelle's DVD Funhouse Inc., a New York corporation; MJR Prime LLC, a New York corporation; and Prime Brooklyn LLC, a New York corporation, were charged with conspiring with each other and others to fix prices of DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs sold through storefronts on the Amazon Marketplace. The price-fixing conspiracy was ongoing from at least as early as October 2016 until at least Oct. 29, 2019.

Four other individuals have been previously charged and pleaded guilty in this ongoing investigation.

A criminal violation of the Sherman Act carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $1 million criminal fine for individuals, and a $100 million fine for corporations. justice.gov

'We have been deliberately confusing'
Internal documents suggest Amazon misled shoppers about Prime signups

Amazon knew customers felt tricked into signing up for Prime since 2017, but disregarded changes because they would reduce subscription growth, internal docs show

A previously undisclosed inquiry from the Federal Trade Commission has put more pressure on the company to fix it.

Internal documents obtained by Insider show the company has been concerned since at least 2017 that user interface designs on Amazon.com have led customers to feel manipulated into signing up for Prime.

These design decisions, commonly known as "dark patterns," push customers into acting unintentionally often through misleading imagery or intentionally vague offers. For example, a single click on the "Get FREE Two-Day Delivery with Prime" tab at check out - with no additional confirmation step - gets shoppers automatically enrolled into a 30-day free trial of Amazon's Prime program, which later converts to a paid membership unless the user cancels it. For cancellations, users have to jump through a number of pages to end the subscription. (EN: I've seen this trick at a number of sites not just Amazon. With a couple I finally gave up on because I never found it.) businessinsider.com

Amazon Opens First Same-Day Ultra-Fast (3 to 5 hours) Fulfillment Center in Massachusetts







Fraud Crew Gets Prison - Hitting Southern, ILL., Sprint Stores
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - Jasmine Davison, 29, of Cahokia, Illinois, was sentenced to eighteen months in prison on Friday, March 4, 2022, for her involvement in an ID-theft scam from 2015 to 2018.

Davison and her fellow conspirators used the stolen names and social security numbers of real people to set up new cellular service accounts at Sprint stores across southern Illinois. In addition, they used the accounts to acquire cellular telephones without paying for them and resold the phones to other cellular retail stores for cash.

Davison is the third defendant to be sentenced in the case. On February 18, 2021, Michael Henderson was sentenced to serve 24 months and 1 day in prison. Kyetia Hines was sentenced on May 5, 2021, to serve 28 months, 4 of which ran concurrent with a prior sentence. Antoinette Davis, the last defendant in the case, is scheduled to be sentenced later this month. justice.gov

Fontana, CA: Residents Demanding Change As String Of Thefts Plagues Southland
Southern California residents, distressed by a string of thefts stretching back over recent years. The most recent incident, at a TJ Maxx in Fontana, was caught on camera by another patron's cellphone. It showed three women storming the front entrance of the store, ripping purses and other merchandise directly off of the rack - security wires and all. "It was real fast," he said, detailing the events to CBS reporters Friday evening. The man who recorded it all said the thieves had to do one simple thing, walk in and steal them in plain sight. No employees or other customers attempted to step in and prevent the crime, allowing the women to walk out of the door with hundreds of dollars of free merchandise. However, this does fall in line with the advice of law enforcement officials, who recommend that if you witness a like-event in person to avoid confrontation and call authorities instead. Since he was the one who recorded the video, he wanted his identity to remain confidential, especially since he provided the evidence to investigators who are working to identify the suspects. The event hasn't left him without feelings of displeasure though. "We work and earn our money," he said. "Obviously, we're in line trying to purchase something and then these people are walking away with it. It's not fair." losangeles.cbslocal.com

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY: Duo Steal $50K Worth Of Phones In Gunpoint Robbery
Two cellphone swipers stole a ton of smartphones from a Brooklyn phone shop after threatening a young store worker at gunpoint, according to police and a report. On the morning of March 4, the duo walked into a Clinton Hill AT&T store, located on Myrtle Avenue near Ryerson Street, and pulled out a gun on a 21-year-old employee, threatening her and demanding merchandize from the shop, an NYPD spokesperson said. The phone thieves, who reportedly locked the front door as they were threatening the young woman, gathered up $50,000 worth of smartphones and Apple watches and ran off, leaving the area in a blue Mercedes-Benz sedan. patch.com

Bedford County, VA: Two wanted in Bedford Co. after theft of $10K worth of power tools
A few days after thousands of dollars' worth of power tools were stolen from a plumbing company van, Bedford County authorities are asking for help tracking down two individuals in connection with the theft. The Bedford County Sheriff's Office says H.L. Plumbing, who is working on the new sub-division across from Jefferson Forest High School, reported the larceny on Thursday, March 17 after unknown individuals forced one of the plumbing vans open and took approximately $10,000 worth of Milwaukee power tools. Over the weekend, officials announced that investigators received information about those individuals and recovered the majority of the stolen tools. wfxrtv.com

Mercer County, PA: Man Charged With Stealing nearly $5000 In Merchandise at Grove City Outlets
An Ohio man is facing charges after he was accused of shoplifting a significant amount of merchandise from several stores at the Grove City Outlets earlier this month. According to Pennsylvania State Police, 50-year-old Allen Grier of Akron is accused of stealing nearly $5,000 worth of merchandise from seven different stores around 6pm on March 6th. Some of the impacted stores included Puma, Polo, and Nike among others. Police say that Grier faces charges related to retail theft. butlerradio.com

Serial Fraudster Pleads Guilty in Baltimore, MD., to 2 New Fraud Schemes & Violating His Supervised Release - Previous Federal Fraud Conviction
Baltimore, Maryland - Jason Evans, age 47, formerly of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of bank fraud, in connection with two separate fraud schemes. Hitting banks and buying Apple merchandise and gift cards totaling around $65,000 with counterfeit credit cards. justice.gov

West Sacramento, CA: 2 arrested after $2,000 theft, police chase from Rite Aid

Napa, CA: Two women arrested after $4000 Baby Formula thefts from Napa Target stores

Macedon, NY: Well-known thief arrested after theft of $1,374.28 from Walmart

Souderton, PA: Suspect Accused of Stealing $150 Worth of Shampoo from Giant Foods

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Minneapolis Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Violent Armed Robbery of a Minneapolis Business
On April 27, 2021, Marlow Ramsey Carson, 31, robbed the Blue Sky Wireless and West Bend Furniture stores located in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. During the robbery, Carson stuck a handgun under a plexiglass barrier on the counter and demanded money from the store clerk. When Carson attempted to get behind the counter, the store clerk tried to shut the door to keep Carson out. Carson shot the store clerk in the chest from pointblank range before running out of the store into a car parked on the street and fleeing from the scene. Carson has prior felony convictions and is therefore prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time. justice.gov

Robbery Crew Shots & Kills Market Owner
Man Gets 110 Months for Role in Attempted Robbery of New Haven Restaurant Where Female Employee Was Shot
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on April 11, 2015, Ford, Treizy Lopez and another man entered the Smokin' Wings restaurant, located on Congress Avenue in New Haven, and demanded money at gunpoint. Lopez subsequently discharged a firearm and shot a female employee in the stomach.

Approximately eight hours before to the Smokin' Wings robbery, Ford, Lopez, and another man traveled together to Bridgeport and armed with handguns, entered Sapiaos Market demanding money. During the attempted robbery, the owner of the market, Jose Salgado, was shot and killed. justice.gov

Tacoma, WA: Employee killed in Tacoma pot shop robbery; 3rd incident since Wednesday
Another pot shop robbery has turned deadly after police in Tacoma said an employee was shot to death on Saturday night. This is at least the third deadly incident in our area since Wednesday. Tacoma police said the armed robbery happened just after 10 p.m. Witness accounts suggest two cars pulled up to the shop and then took off. A man who worked at the store was shot to death, police confirmed. This is at least the third armed robbery that took a deadly turn in our area in the past week. There was one in Bellevue on Wednesday and another in Covington on Thursday. Now, this one in Tacoma. Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti has been pushing Congress in Washington, D.C., to pass the SAFE Banking Act. He said it would mean all banks can accept cannabis dollars, making these businesses less reliant on cash and allowing credit card purchases. q13fox.com

Chesapeake, VA: Man shot to death outside Va. shopping center
A man was fatally shot outside a Virginia shopping center, police said, marking another serious crime during a weekend of violence in the Hampton Roads region. The Chesapeake Police Department said its officers responded to a gunfire report Saturday afternoon at the Holly Point Shopping Center, where they found a man who had been shot. The man, whose name was not immediately disclosed, died on the way to the hospital, according to news outlets. No arrests have been announced. myjournalcourier.com

Houston, TX: A C-store clerk was shot and killed on Sunday morning
Police said it happened at 8:20 a.m. at V Stop Food Mart in the 6500 block of Homestead Road. Investigators found the clerk in the back room with at least one gunshot wound on his right shoulder, according to detective Kris Persad. Police did not confirm whether the shooting resulted from a robbery or not. HPD officers are interviewing witnesses who were inside the store during the shooting. abc13.com

Houston, TX: 2 men wanted for questioning in connection of fatal shooting at the Galleria parking garage
Police are searching for two men who are wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of a man at the Galleria parking garage on Saturday. The men caught on camera were seen with the victim, who has not been identified, minutes before he was killed at 5150 Hidalgo Street about 3:20 p.m. Upon arrival, police found the victim unresponsive underneath a vehicle, according to HPD Homicide Division Sgt. R. Montalvo and detective E. Martinez. Montalvo and Martinez said the man was shot as he ran away. He was struck by a vehicle whose driver was also fleeing the gunfire. abc13.com

Miami, FL: Man set on fire, dies after dispute outside a hardware store
A man died after he was set on fire by another man Sunday morning outside a hardware store near the city of Doral, according to authorities. The man suspected of starting the fire is on the run, the Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement. At 11:19 a.m., two men were "involved in a verbal dispute that escalated to a physical confrontation" at 7230 NW 72nd Ave., according to investigators. There was no answer at the address of there, Baro Hardware. "During the altercation, one of the individuals set the other on fire," police said. t is still unclear what was used to ignite the fire, police said. Police did not immediately provide additional information about the identities of the victim and the man who burned him. miamiherald.com

Wyomissing, PA: Identities released of victim, man charged with murder in shooting at Wyomissing shopping center
We are learning the names of the victim and of the man facing murder charges after a deadly shooting at a Berks County shopping center on Saturday. Court documents show Nehemias Santiago Montes, 38, of York is facing charges for murder of the first degree, murder of the third degree, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and more related to the deadly shooting in the parking lot near the Walmart in Wyomissing. The police chief said the incident started when Santiago Montes confronted a woman he had been in a long-term relationship with. He said it appears the he fired shots, killing a man and injuring The man who was shot, identified by police as Alexi Omar Rodriguez Serra, 34 from Allentown, tried to get away in an SUV, but crashed. He died from his injuries. Wyomissing Police describe the shooting as having two different crime scenes in the parking lot of the shopping center. One at the main entrance to State Hill Road and another in the parking area for Walmart.  wfmz.com

Mercer County Man Admits Participating in Armed Robbery Spree Spanning Multiple Counties in New Jersey & Pennsylvania
TRENTON, N.J. - Omar Feliciano-Estremera, 44, of Trenton, today admitted participating in a string of armed robberies of businesses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in May and June of 2019.

Feliciano and his conspirator Gabriel Lopez, [deceased], formerly of Trenton, committed a string of armed robberies in May and June of 2019 of businesses located in Mercer County, New Jersey, Union County, New Jersey, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Lopez entered the businesses, brandished a handgun, and demanded money from the store clerks working the register.

While fleeing the scene of one of the robberies, in Union County, New Jersey, Lopez fired a handgun at passing witnesses, shortly before being picked up by Feliciano. Feliciano admitted to conspiring with Lopez to commit eight robberies and aiding and abetting three robberies, including the Union County robbery at which a firearm was discharged.

Each of the Hobbs Act charges carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. The charge of aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm that was discharged during a crime of violence carries a maximum penalty of life in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. justice.gov

Brooklyn, NY: Man shot in the head inside Brooklyn deli
A 28-year-old man was shot in the head inside a Brooklyn deli and was taken to the hospital. The gunman walked into AH Grocery on the corner of Pitkin Ave and Wyona Street in East New York around 4 p.m. Sunday and started firing multiple times. "I called 911 -- that's it, somebody shoot somebody in my store," said store co-owner Ghamdan Mashrah. Store owner Burhan Mashrah was standing in the store drinking his coffee, about an arm's length from the victim, when shots were fired. Hours later, Burhan mopped away the bloody crime scene as the nightmare replayed itself in his mind. abc7ny.com

Charlotte, NC: Walmart Shooting, shots fired inside store, NO Injuries
On March 20, 2022 shots were fired inside the Walmart on Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC in the afternoon. A dispute occurred between customers at the Walmart and several shots were fired. The shots sent customers running for cover and exits. The shots did not hit anyone. But the store was evacuated. Witnesses say customers took the gunshots and panic as an opportunity for a quick steal. Besides, checking receipts goes out of the window when shots are fired. One person was detained from the shooting, but no arrests have been made yet. newsmaven.io

Merced County, CA: Man shot to death after heated argument in Winton bar

Davenport, IA: Suspect in standoff by NorthPark Mall dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

Hamilton County, OH: Mt. Healthy Police make arrest in shooting death outside bar

Arvada, CO., Woman Who Fired on Sheriff's Deputies after Foot Locker & DSW Store Robberies Gets 14.75 Years Federal Prison


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Man Responsible for Violent Crime Spree in Virginia to Serve 30 Years in Prison
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-A Gordonsville, Virginia man, who committed a series of armed robberies of commercial businesses in the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Stafford County in the Summer of 2020, was sentenced today to 30 years in federal prison. Dominique Dejone Thurston, 23, pleaded guilty in October 2021 to seven counts of Hobbs Act robbery and two counts of brandishing and possessing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Thurston committed a series of armed Hobbs Act robberies at commercial businesses in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. These robberies included the Oak Hill Market in Albemarle County, the 7-Eleven on Ivy Road in the City of Charlottesville, a BP gas station convenience store in the City of Charlottesville, the 7-Eleven on Greenbrier Drive in Albemarle County, a Kangaroo Gas station in Albemarle County, a 7 Day Junior Store in the City of Charlottesville, and the 7-Eleven on Boulderview Road in Albemarle County.

During each robbery, Thurston entered the store, placed an item on the checkout counter, and then brandished his gun at the clerks while demanding all the cash in their registers. In several of the robberies, Thurston pistol-whipped clerks even though none of them were resisting his demands. justice.gov

Violent robbery spree leads to nearly two decades in prison for Savannah felon

Armed heists targeted a dozen Chatham County convenience stores

Garnell Dewitt Quarterman, 32, of Savannah, was sentenced to 235 months in prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Interfere with Commerce by Robbery. "Garnell Quarterman and his co-defendant terrorized store employees and customers during a three-month period until the diligent work of our law enforcement partners halted their crime spree and brought them to justice,"

Quarterman had multiple prior felony convictions for drugs, theft, and violence. Months after being released from custody in Maryland for armed robbery, Quarterman came to Savannah and robbed or attempted to rob 12 Chatham County convenience stores at gunpoint from Nov. 9, 2019, through Jan. 6, 2020. During one of the robberies, an accomplice fired a bullet near a store clerk to facilitate Quarterman's escape. Quarterman chose to rob some of the same stores on multiple occasions, and as a result, some victims had to endure being robbed twice by Quarterman at gunpoint days or weeks apart.

Quarterman's co-defendant, Malic Stephens, 28, of Savannah, previously pled guilty to his role in the robbery conspiracy and is serving a 150-month federal sentence. justice.gov

Decatur, AL: Black store owner reports robbery, gets punched by officer
An Alabama liquor store owner has sued after a police officer responding to a robbery call at his store punched him in the face and broke his jaw in March 2020. The Decatur Daily reports that Kevin Penn sued the city of Decatur and police officer Justin Rippen on March 11 in federal court. Penn is Black and Rippen is white. The suit alleges the incident is an example of systematic use of "excessive force" by the Decatur Police Department that the city often ignores. The lawsuit alleges Penn's constitutional rights were violated by illegal seizure, false arrest and excessive force, seeking money damages.

Penn had trapped a shoplifter with an electronic lock and the suspect was lying on the ground, with Penn holding him at gunpoint. Surveillance video shows Penn unloading his gun as police arrive. The video appears to show Penn setting the gun magazine down as the officers approach. An officer walked past the suspect and told Penn to put down his weapon. Penn refused saying, "I have a right to have my gun," according to body camera video. But police said in 2020 they believed Penn was reloading the gun. An officer, who has been identified as Rippen, then appears to punch Penn. Rippen and two other officers wrestled Penn to the ground and handcuffed him, the video shows. Penn was arrested and charged with obstructing a robbery investigation. montanarightnow.com

St Paul, MN: Woman Charged With Trashing Suburban Target Store
Prosecutors have accused a West St. Paul woman of trashing a Target store during an angry outburst. Gaylynn Atlene Bailey, 23, was charged Thursday in Dakota County with felony first-degree criminal damage to property, the Pioneer Press reported. According to the criminal complaint, Bailey started entered the West St. Paul Target store on Tuesday morning and smashed display cases with a golf club, knocked over display stands and threw merchandise on the floor, forcing an evacuation. When police arrived they found her in the electronics section throwing televisions to the ground. She was ordered to stop but kept throwing items to the floor. She allegedly caused at least $7,000 in damage. The complaint doesn't offer any explanation for Bailey's alleged actions. Police Chief Brian Sturgeon said investigators believe she was upset over a purchase at the store several days earlier. usnews.com

Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Throwing Explosive Device Into Suburban Chicago Restaurant
On June 1, 2020, DIEGO VARGAS, 27, of Aurora, Ill., threw a lit explosive device through the window of Egg Harbor Cafe in Naperville, Ill., resulting in two explosions. The restaurant was closed, and no injuries were reported. justice.gov

Pittsburgh, PA: Police use license plate readers, video to link suspect to 4 robberies, 2 shootings

Omaha Man Sentenced to 274 Months for Two Armed Robberies

Columbia, Mo., Man, Moberly Woman Indicted for Armed 4 Businesses & 2 Bank Robberies in 6 Cities

Charlotte Man Gets 11 ½ Years For Robbing A Metro T-Mobile Store At Gunpoint

Killeen, TX., Man Found Guilty of Carjacking and Two Armed Robberies - 7-Eleven & Family Dollar

San Diego Man Sentenced to More than 20 years for Three Armed Retail Robberies

Two Men Get 11 Yrs & 8 Yrs. to Federal Prison for $400,000 Violent Robbery of Suburban Chicago Jewelry Store

Peoria Man Pleads Guilty to 2021 Burglary of Pinnacle Gun and Ammo


Skimming & Counterfeit

Member of $5 Million Cuban Credit Card Skimming Crew Gets 37 Months Prison
Denis Monsibaez Diaz, 38, and other co-conspirators, all of whom are Cuban nationals, placed skimming devices on gas pumps located in Northampton County. The skimming devices were capable of recording the credit and debit bank card numbers, along with the PINs, of the customers that used their cards at the gas pumps. In April and May 2018, using the stolen card information, Diaz and his co-conspirators traveled between Harris Teeter store locations, among other destinations, to withdraw money from the victims' bank accounts and purchase prepaid debit gift cards. They were attributed with attempting to steal over $200,000 in a matter of days as a result of those gas pump skimmers.

Diaz is the seventh defendant sentenced for this conspiracy. The crew was attributed with aggregate losses of over $5 million over several years. In addition, many of the defendants had significant criminal histories involving the same conduct and were known to travel the country perpetrating this scheme. The leader of the crew, Yasmani Granja Quijada, 33, was found to be trading over 9,800 additional stolen credit card numbers using his email account over the past few years. On January 4, 2021, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the conspiracy.

Several other conspirators remain at large. justice.gov

Romanian National, Part of $300,000 ATM-Skimming Conspiracy, Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison
ROANOKE, Va. - A Romanian national, who traveled to the United States and participated in an ATM skimming conspiracy, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison. Marius Catalui, 47, pleaded guilty in June 2021 between December 2018 and May 2019, Catalui and others worked together to obtain personal identifying information, including debit and credit card numbers and PINs from bank customers without lawful authority and used that data to make over $300,000 of unauthorized cash withdrawals from the victims for their personal gain before being apprehended. justice.gov

Man Gets 5 Yrs Prison for Leading $235,000 Nationwide Counterfeiting Conspiracy
Hollis Forteau, of New Jersey, 38, was the leader of a multi-defendant counterfeiting conspiracy. The members of the conspiracy profited by using $100 counterfeit bills to purchase items at a retail store, and then returning those items at another branch of the same store in exchange for genuine currency. Forteau made the counterfeit notes by printing images of $100 bills onto bleached $1 bills. He distributed them to the rest of the group in exchange for a substantial cut of their proceeds. The United States Secret Service's counterfeit tracking application revealed that since 2019, over $235,000 in $100 counterfeit bills with similar characteristics have been used across the country. justice.gov

Elmhurst, IL: Electronic skimming device found on ATM at a CVS



AT&T - Brooklyn, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Brooklyn, NY - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery / emp shot & killed
C-Store - Danville, KY - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Saugerties, NY - Burglary
Gas Station - Petaluma, CA - Robbery
Gas Station - Allegheny County, PA - Robbery
Grocery - Dunwoody, GA - Robbery
Hardware - Petaluma, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Gladstone, MO - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Charlotte, NC - Robbery
Jewelry - Ocala, FL - Burglary
Jewelry - Albuquerque, NM - Robbery
Jewelry - Pensacola, FL - Robbery
Jewelry - St Louis, MO - Robbery
Jewelry - Downey, CA - Robbery
Marijuana - Tacoma, WA - Armed Robbery / emp. shot & killed
Marijuana - Gorham, ME - Burglary
Pharmacy - Rockville, MD - Burglary
Restaurant - Pittsburgh, PA - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - West Sacramento, CA - Robbery
Tobacco - Downers Grove, IL - Armed Robbery
Tobacco - Brooklyn, NY - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Everett, WA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Salem, NH - Armed Robbery


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• 22 robberies
• 4 burglaries
• 2 shootings
• 2 killed

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