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Calibration Group announces Ryan Bauss as Vice President
Calibration Group, an industry leader in loss prevention awareness, consulting, marketing, and creating inspiring experiences, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Bauss as Vice President. As part of the executive leadership team, Bauss will be responsible for providing loss prevention consulting, content marketing, and loss prevention awareness for Calibration's clients. Bauss will also contribute to the execution of the TalkLPNews brand. Read more here

Jacob Myers promoted to Director of AP Operations for Gap Inc.

Jacob has been with Gap Inc. for nearly two years. Before his promotion to Director of Asset Protection Operations, he served as Senior Manager of Loss Prevention Operations. Earlier in his career, he spent more than 14 years with Old Navy in various LP roles, including Director of Loss Prevention (West Territory), Director of International Loss Prevention, Senior Manager of Loss Prevention Strategy, among other roles. Congratulations, Jacob!

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Boulder Grocery Store Shooting Updates
Stores Tighten Security - Inside the Rampage - The Suspect & Victims

Tightening Store Safety & Security
Some grocery stores looking to ramp up security after Colorado mass shooting
Some grocery stores on the Suncoast are considering bringing in a security presence at their stores following this week's mass shooting in Colorado.

The co-owner at Acapulco Tropical off of U.S. 41 in Bradenton says it's awful to think that you can be buying necessities for your family and your life can be taken in an instant. Others tell me it's disheartening to see mass shootings keep happening and believe no place is immune to it.

He says his team always has safety in mind. He says they greet and speak to everyone who comes in and out of their stores at the same time they're trained to spot anything suspicious. Mendoza says they have protocols in place but he wouldn't go into detail about it because of safety concerns. However, he believes they need to ramp up security a bit more.

"During the holiday season we used to hire the sheriff's department. We still do sometimes and we're actually having meetings to hire them more, and not just for holiday events," said Mendoza.

While added security can currently address potential issues head-on, they believe mental health also needs to be addressed on the state and federal level.

ABC7 did reach out to other grocery stores like Publix and Morton's but as of Tuesday evening, we hadn't heard back on their safety protocols. Winn-Dixie did get back to us and they say safety is their highest priority but wouldn't discuss protocols because of corporate policy. mysuncoast.com

Inside the Store During the Rampage
The terrifying hour as employees and shoppers hid when a gunman went on a shooting spree at a Colorado grocery store
A gunman stood over an elderly man he had shot in the parking lot of King Soopers and pumped more bullets into the victim as the staff of the grocery store watched in horror.

The employees and some shoppers fled up the stairs of the Boulder, Colorado, store to hide in the backroom as the suspect roamed the store, according to an affidavit for an arrest warrant. Police would receive multiple calls that day reporting that a man had opened fire.

The first calls were reported at 2:30 p.m. local time, according to police. By 3:28 p.m. it was over.
And what was a regular day of errands and chores in a Colorado town was shattered forever. While some shoppers and employees managed to hide in terror, ten people were shot dead by a lone assailant.

Inside the King Soopers, pharmacy technician Maggie Montoya heard the first shot and saw everyone around her scatter, she told CNN's Anderson Cooper. She hid under a desk while a pharmacist held a chair against the door. She heard a series of gunshots and screams -- but then silence, broken only by the store music and ringing phones.

It sounded like the gunman was right outside her door when she heard him tell authorities: "I surrender. I'm naked."

"This is just where everybody goes to pick up groceries," Gov. Jared Polis said. "Never ever does it cross your mind that that trip to the grocery store could be your last moments on earth." cnn.com

Retail Workers in the Crosshairs
Deadly Boulder grocery-store shooting highlights the looming threat of violence that retail workers face in America
In 2018, 89 people working in sales and related occupations were killed in workplace homicides, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data. That year, 46 retail-sales workers were killed, most of them cashiers. An additional 40 people working in restaurants and other food-service-related positions were killed at work.

For comparison, 49 police officers were killed on the job in 2018. Roughly 77% of all workplace homicides in 2018 were related to shootings.

Part of the reason that the numbers for retail-sales workers and police officers were roughly the same is that there are many more retail workers across the US than police officers. However, violence at work - especially gun violence - is a serious, ongoing problem.

Workers have faced new fears on the job over the past year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grocery workers have also faced harassment and violence when attempting to enforce mask mandates. businessinsider.com

Boulder, CO: Here's what we know about the Boulder mass shooting suspect
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was identified by authorities Tuesday as the gunman who opened fire at a King Soopers grocery store in Colorado, killing 10 people, including a Boulder police officer. The name of the 21-year-old suspect, who is in custody, was released at a news conference by Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold, who did not disclose a possible motive for Monday's bloodshed.

A search of the suspect's suburban Denver home turned up other weapons, a senior law enforcement source said Tuesday. The weapon used in the attack was an AR-15-style pistol modified with an arm brace, according to the source. Authorities believe Alissa was the only person involved and that there was no additional threat to the community.

The suspect has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and one charge of attempted murder, according to his arrest warrant. His first court appearance is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. (10:15 a.m. ET) Thursday, according to Colorado Judicial Branch online records. The warrant described Alissa as being armed with either an assault rifle or "black AR-15" and wearing a "tactical" or "armored" vest. The suspect had "removed all of his clothing and was dressed only in shorts" when he was taken into custody, the affidavit said. Outside the store, the document said, Alissa wouldn't tell police whether there were other suspects, but he did ask to speak to his mother.

Using law enforcement databases, the affidavit said, investigators determined Alissa had purchased a Ruger AR556 pistol on March 16. Michael Dougherty, Boulder County district attorney, said Alissa is a resident of Arvada, between Boulder and Denver, who has "lived most of his life in the United States." The family emigrated from Syria in 2002, the brother said. They have lived in the Arvada area since 2014. Alissa may have been suffering from mental illness, according to his 34-year-old brother, Ali Aliwi Alissa. The brother told CNN on Tuesday that in high school bullies made fun of Alissa's name and for being Muslim and that may have contributed to him becoming "anti-social." cnn.com

A Police Officer & Grocery Store Workers Among the Dead
Here's What We Know About The Victims Of The Boulder Shooting
A gunman shot and killed 10 people at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colo., on Monday afternoon. The victims ranged from age 20 to 65. Some of them were shopping at the store; some worked there. One was a police officer who arrived to help. npr.org

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Protests & Violence 

Minneapolis Overturns Ban on External Security Equipment

Businesses rush to install security shutters as Chauvin trial moves forward

City Council unanimously agreed in December to overturn its ban on external security equipment following last year's riots

From small retailers to corporate giants such as Target and Ameriprise, property owners are rushing to take advantage of a new ordinance in Minneapolis that allows them to use retractable metal shutters and roll-up gates to protect their assets. Even the city of Minneapolis has joined the movement: The Police Department was one of the first to add retractable shutters to its downtown First Precinct. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis also began installing shutters on its front lobby windows last week.

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously agreed to overturn its ban on external security equipment in December, four months after a Star Tribune report found widespread interest in the devices in the wake of last year's riots.

In the wake of the riots, property owners complained that they can no longer count on the city to protect their property. Altogether, more than 1,500 businesses in the Twin Cities were damaged during the civil unrest that followed the death of George Floyd, causing an estimated $500 million in losses. Financially, it is the second costliest case of civil unrest in modern American history.

Under the new rules, security shutters and gates must remain open during business hours and can't include any signs, such as advertisements. The council approved the change in December with no discussion.

Some property owners moved quickly to add shutters because they fear a replay of unrest could be in the works. A trial is underway for the first of four former police officers charged in Floyd's death. securityinfowatch.com

Heavily Guarded Minneapolis Courthouse Awaits Trial

With jury set, opening arguments Monday are next in Derek Chauvin trial
The final juror was selected Tuesday in the trial of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.

Court is now in recess until 9 a.m. Monday, when opening statements will be made by both sides. The fourth jury candidate interviewed Tuesday was the 15th and final juror chosen. But the juror, a recently married white male accountant in his 20s, will be dropped from the panel if the first 14 show up for duty at the heavily guarded downtown Minneapolis courthouse. startribune.com

New Racial Justice Commission in NYC

After Unrest and Protests, N.Y.C. Creates Group to 'Dismantle Structural Racism'

A new racial justice commission will make policy recommendations that could include baby bonds, a jobs guarantee or reparations for Black residents.

After a year where the pandemic and protests over police brutality underscored New York City's broad racial inequities, Mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled a sweeping initiative to examine and remake the City Charter to correct imbalances.

The mayor announced on Tuesday the formation of a Racial Justice Commission that will be empowered to make policy recommendations that he said would be designed to "dismantle structural racism for all New Yorkers."

The 11-member commission could propose bold policies like a jobs guarantee for all residents, or reparation payments to Black residents. The commission is expected to make its recommendations this year, the last of Mr. de Blasio's eight years in office; some of the proposals could go before New Yorkers next year as ballot measures.

The idea is modeled after reconciliation commissions in countries like South Africa, Canada and Argentina that have addressed legacies of racism and violence. nytimes.com

Car ramming at rally protesting anti-Asian hate being investigated as hate crime
Los Angeles authorities are investigating a possible hate crime after a man recklessly drove through a red light into a crosswalk where protesters were marching in a "Stop Asian Hate" rally.

The man yelled racial epithets as he rammed his car through the pedestrian route where the scheduled rally was taking place on Sunday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office confirmed to ABC News on Tuesday.

"Based on what we have learned, this is being investigated as a hate crime," Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a tweet. abcnews.go.com

In the Wake of Anti-Asian Violence, Employers Demand Action

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Council president criticizes Atlanta mayor over officer firings during summer 2020 protests, shooting

COVID Update

128M Vaccinations Given

US: 30.6M Cases - 556.8K Dead - 23M Recovered
Worldwide: 125M Cases - 2.7M Dead - 101M Recovered

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Warning Signs for the U.S.
Deaths from coronavirus on the rise worldwide after weeks of decline, warns WHO
Global deaths due to covid-19 are on the rise following weeks of steady increases in the number of new cases, according to the World Health Organization.

Also, new infections fell around the world for six consecutive weeks in January and February but recently began climbing again under pressure from more transmissible variants and the relaxation of restrictions - a phenomenon also observed in the United States. Deaths are now catching up with a 3 percent global rise in fatalities over the past week - Southeast Asia in particular has seen a major increase of 14 percent.

More than three-quarters of all new cases and deaths were reported in Europe and the Americas. Brazil, however, has been particularly devastated, reporting a record 3,251 deaths Tuesday - four times more than the much larger United States. The global trend suggests that U.S. deaths, which have continued to fall for months, may soon rise again as well. washingtonpost.com

More States Relax COVID Restrictions
NC to relax COVID restrictions, from gathering size to retail and restaurant limits
VA to ease restrictions: Crowd sizes at entertainment venues, sporting events to increase
As Michigan COVID cases surge, GOP Senate opts to curb restrictions
Indiana's eased COVID restrictions: What's changing and what isn't

The First of Many Legal Challenges to Mandatory Vaccines?
Employee Takes Employer to Court Over Vaccine Requirement
It appears most employers are not mandating Covid-19 vaccines, but a mandatory vaccination policy may be defensible under federal, state, and local employment laws if certain conditions are met.

It is against this background that the Dona Ana County Detention Center in Las Cruces, N.M., mandated Covid-19 vaccines. From an employment perspective, the policy generally was well drafted and communicated. But an employee challenged the mandate under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA)-not under any employment law. This appears to be the first court case challenging a vaccine mandate.

The gravamen of the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, is that the detention center's mandate is preempted by the FDCA. More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the "state" action is preempted by federal law relative to emergency use authorizations (EUA), and because the vaccine was approved under an EUA, federal law dictates it cannot be mandated.

The potential for a public policy claim under state law based on the FDCA is no reason to refrain from a mandate where the mandate otherwise may be defensible. But it is one factor for employers to consider in the risk calculus. news.bloomberglaw.com

Requiring the Vaccine for Police, Prison Guards?
Healey says she thinks COVID-19 vaccine should be mandatory for State Police, corrections officers
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said Monday she thinks COVID-19 vaccinations should be mandatory for state workers like prison guards and State Police employees.

Healey's comments came after The Boston Globe reported last week that 30 percent, or nearly 850 members, of the State Police have not been vaccinated despite being eligible as first responders under the first phase of the state's vaccination distribution plan. Healey said she thinks the number has increased since those figures were recorded, but did not cite updated state data.

Healey told "Greater Boston" hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan that she was not answering the question from a legal standpoint, but "as a matter of what's right, practical, and common sense."

"If you're going to sign up for public work and receive a paycheck from the taxpayers of this state who have sacrificed and lost so much ... I'm thinking too of our small businesses, the whole economy, the devastation of our communities, the devastation to communities of color, the heartache, think about the deaths, dozens and dozens in so many nursing homes around the state," Healey said. "You can't get a vaccination? It's irresponsible." bostonglobe.com

Risking Their Lives While Waiting for the Vaccine
Minnesota's front-line workers wait their turn for COVID vaccine

Getting a place in line is no guarantee that vaccination is imminent, with thousands risking infection as they wait.

"We're front-line, but I haven't had a chance to get one yet," said Brown, who drives carts or pushes wheelchairs carrying passengers through the terminal. "I'll feel a lot better after getting the vaccine. Right now, I spray myself with Lysol after [passengers] touch me."

After spending the last year having to choose between risking their health or losing their livelihoods while navigating a pandemic, Minnesota's front-line workers are now eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. But as with the state's senior population, getting a place in line is no guarantee that vaccination is imminent. Thousands of workers continue risking infection as they wait.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, essential workers are on pace to start receiving vaccinations in March and April.

After months of anxiety over what would happen if he caught the virus, meatpacker Eloy Wood and many of his 600 co-workers at Long Prairie Packing Co. in Long Prairie, Minn., got their first shots Saturday. While he knows the initial shot is no guarantee against illness, Wood said he was excited to finally enjoy an enhanced level of protection after a year of uncertainty. startribune.com

'New York City Will Soon be Open for Business'
NYC Mayor Ends Remote Work for 80,000 in Signal to Rest of New York
With virus cases seeming to stabilize and vaccinations becoming more widespread, city officials intend to send a message that New York is close to returning to normal: On May 3, the city will compel its municipal office employees to begin to report to work in person.

Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to bring the nation's largest municipal work force back to the office represents a significant turnabout for a city that served as the national epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, coming to symbolize the perils of living in densely packed global capitals.

The move is meant to broadcast that New York City will soon be open for business, and to encourage private companies to follow suit - lifting the hopes of landlords whose skyscrapers have largely sat empty as office workers stayed home.

"We're going to make it safe, but we need our city workers back in their offices where they can do the most to help their fellow New Yorkers," Mr. de Blasio said Tuesday. "And it's also going to send a powerful message about this city moving forward." nytimes.com

Return-to-Work Warning
Remote-work pioneer has warning for companies plotting a return to the office
The 10-year-old maker of software development tools has never had a physical office, although it gets mail in San Francisco, its official headquarters, and will arrange co-working spaces for employees who want them. Its 1,200 employees are spread across more than 65 countries.

"Everyone always told us this was a really difficult model and it turns out it wasn't; every company can do this," said Sid Sijbrandij, GitLab CEO and co-founder.

"If you go part-way back to the office and get hybrid structures, that will be hard," Sijbrandij said. "Hybrid is the worst of both worlds. What you quickly get is an 'A team' at the office and a 'B team' for everyone else. (The remote workers) don't hear everything, have a harder time interrupting in meetings."

"The global conversation of returning to work is so fixated on physical space that it misses the point: Very little is about where you work, it's all about how you work," he said. "If people go back to offices and all workflows snap back to the way things were, it leaves those people who are not in the office in a bind. On days they don't go to the office they will be like a fish out of water." sfchronicle.com

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McKinsey & Company
Nevada announces $45M settlement with McKinsey over role in opioid crisis

Nevada has struck a $45 million settlement deal with McKinsey & Company for its role in advising opioid makers how to sell more prescription painkillers amid a national overdose crisis

Nevada has struck a $45 million settlement deal with McKinsey & Company for the global consulting firm's role in advising opioid makers how to sell more prescription painkillers amid a national overdose crisis.

The western state reached the deal after sitting out a multi-state settlement with McKinsey announced in February. The hard bargaining has allowed Nevada to win a settlement that's three and a half times larger than the average settlement with other states.

McKinsey said the deal reached with Nevada is "consistent with the commitment we made in February to be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic," and it "believes its past work was lawful." The company said the settlement agreement does not contain any admission of wrongdoing or liability.

The New York-based company in February settled for $573 million with 47 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories (reported in the Daily on Feb. 4). It also at the time announced separate settlements with Washington state for $13.5 million and West Virginia for $10 million. abcnews.go.com

NRF: Stimulus Driving Record Easter Spending

Average Easter Spending Expected to be Highest on Record
Consumers plan to spend an average of $179.70 this Easter, the highest figure on record, according to results of the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. A total of 79 percent of Americans will celebrate the holiday and spend a collective $21.6 billion, down slightly from last year's pre-pandemic forecast of $21.7 billion.

"With new stimulus funds from the President's American Rescue Plan, positive trends in vaccinations and growing consumer confidence, there is a lot of momentum heading into the Spring and holiday events like Easter," said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. "Many have figured out how to celebrate holidays safely with family and that is reflected in consumer spending this Easter."

As more and more individuals become vaccinated, consumers are planning to celebrate in ways they might have missed last year due to COVID-19. The newest CDC guidance on gatherings means some families might be able to plan a festive meal with vaccinated family members or take advantage of warmer weather and gather outside. nrf.com

Consumers Miss Shopping In-Store

Nearly 80% of consumers plan more in-person shopping this year
Shoppers miss the physical, human side of shopping in-store following a year of COVID-19 restrictions.

That's according to research by design agency ChaseDesign, which found that 78% of U.S. consumers plan to shop more in-store this year than before. Forty-two percent said they miss able being able to touch and feel products - and 63% miss getting out of the house.

To create a positive in-store experience for the consumers, retailers must ensure there is an inviting in-store atmosphere (54%) and employ believable, knowledgeable staff (50%) to meet consumer expectations, according to the study. There are some stores that are already leading the way when it comes to in-store experience such as Target, which was ranked No. 1 by research participants, with Walmart a close second. chainstoreage.com

7-Eleven Evolution
7-Eleven is opening its first drive-thru store in Dallas
A new 7-Eleven store in Dallas, Texas will have a drive-thru and be connected to Laredo Taco Company. The location will also have indoor dining. This location marks the first-ever 7-Eleven drive-thru. The first combination 7-Eleven and Laredo Taco Company opened two years ago, the company says.

This new store will be the sixth 7-Eleven Evolution store, and the third in Dallas. The Evolution stores are designed as "experiential testing grounds" for new ideas and foods. In February, 7-Eleven listed one of these stores as a Playstation gaming experience available to rent on Airbnb, Brittany Chang reported. businessinsider.com

'Ten Below'
Five Below's New In-Store Concept to Hit 180+ Stores
The value retailer is expanding its Five Beyond store-within-a-store concept, which features products with higher price tags, to one-third of its stores nationwide. The concept was born out of Five Below's test run of a higher-priced store section called Ten Below that it has been piloting over the past few years.

The plan was delivered by CEO Joel Anderson last week, who said the store-within-a-store concept was deployed in 140 stores last year and will be expanded to 170 or 180 more this year. No individual stores were revealed. retailwire.com yahoo.com

List of 39 Stores Closed on Easter Sunday (and 21 That Will Stay Open)

John Lewis announces eight store closures - axing 1,500 jobs overall

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By: Grant Cowan, Director of National Accounts at Salient Systems

If you had asked retailers in December 2019 to define an enterprise video system and then asked them the same question in December 2020, I would suspect each respondent would have two highly different answers. As a video management software (VMS) manufacturer in 2020, end users came to us and the main question we received was how do we make all of this work together.

Now a lot of retailers do have fully enterprise video solutions. However, many of the customers we talked to have some stores on an enterprise VMS, but they have hundreds if not thousands of stores on various DVRs from the past 15 years. Our job was to figure out how we could help these manufacturers quickly grow their video system to an enterprise solution without having a major outlay of capital expenditures.

First Step: DVR Integration

One of Salient's biggest undertakings in 2020 was to ramp up its integrations to third-party DVRs to help support this migration while keeping the budget in mind. Salient could now offer an umbrella of integrations for a retailer so all of the employees viewing video could connect through one enterprise software and have access to a store regardless of what type of DVR was in that store. Users can still access the live and recorded video, but now the LP team only has to maintain one viewing software and train its users to use one system.

Second Step: Subscription Pricing

Enterprise softwares in the IT space have embraced the idea of subscription pricing for a long time, and outside of cloud-based VMS companies, this trend has waltzed its way past the traditional VMS companies with little fanfare. Salient has adopted a subscription model to sit alongside its perpetual license business. The idea of a subscription model really fits well with the new DVR integrations Salient is deploying.

Read the full article here






Office 365 Revenge Hack
Disgruntled IT Contractor Sentenced in Retaliatory Office 365 Attack

Former contractor deleted 1,200 user accounts in revenge.

A disgruntled IT contractor worker was sentenced today in federal court for hacking into the server of a Carlsbad, Calif., company and deleting over 1,200 Microsoft user accounts in retaliation for a bad performance review. The unnamed company had to shutter for two days while it dealt with the damage.

Court documents say Deepanshu Kher was employed by an information technology consulting firm in 2017 and 2018 and was hired by the Carlsbad firm to assist with a migration to Microsoft Office 365.

The company wasn't happy with Kher's work and let the consulting firm know. The firm pulled Kher from the project and fired him soon after in May 2018. Kher returned to his native India in June 2018.

Federal officials say that while back in India, Kher hacked into the company's server in August 2018 and deleted more than 1,200 of its 1,500 Microsoft Office 365 user accounts. Employees' accounts were deleted - they could not access email, contacts lists, meeting calendars, documents, corporate directories, video and audio conferences, and Virtual Teams. Outside the company, customers, vendors, and consumers were unable to reach company employees, according to details in the federal statement.

Court documents claim the company was deluged with IT problems for three months after the attack. The vice president of IT told officials, "[i]n my 30-plus years as an IT professional, I have never been a part of a more difficult and trying work situation."

Kher - who was arrested when he flew from India to the United States in January - was sentenced to two years in jail, three years of supervised release, and restitution to the company of $567,084, the amount that the company paid to fix the problems. darkreading.com

54% of Remote Workers Use Work Devices for Personal Purposes
Remote workers admit to playing a significant part in increasing their company's cybersecurity risks
The COVID-19 generation of remote workers are admitting to playing a significant part in increasing the cybersecurity risks facing their companies. An Opinium research shows 54% are regularly using their work device for personal purposes, including sharing work equipment with family members.
The survey questioned 3,000 workers in the UK and Germany who are now operating remotely because of new policies brought in to combat the global Coronavirus pandemic. 35% of those questioned admitted to using work equipment to connect to smart home devices such as voice assistants (14%) smart speakers (14%), fitness monitors (13%), smart lighting (12%) and smart kitchen appliances (12%).

The data clearly shows workers understand the problem. 66% said they are more aware of cyber security threats since shifting to home working. Nearly half believe they personally (49% in the UK; 38% in Germany) and their companies (52% in the UK; 42% in Germany) are at increased risk of cyberattacks.

55% have been the target of a cybersecurity threat while working remotely over the past year, and 29% of those surveyed said their company isn't doing enough to protect them from cybersecurity threats. helpnetsecurity.com

DMARC Usage Up While Enforcement Lags

Anti-Spoofing for Email Gains Adoption, but Enforcement Lags

More organizations adopt sender authentication, but strict quarantining or rejection of unauthenticated messages remains uncommon.

The number of domains using an anti-spoofing technology known as Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance, or DMARC, topped 2.7 million in 2020, yet most domains still fail to specify a policy to delete or quarantine unauthenticated email, according to data from security firms published over the last month.

During the pandemic, email scams and phishing attacks that purported to be from the World Health Organization (WHO) widely targeted businesses and government agencies. DMARC foils one component of such attacks, when the attacker spoofs an organization in the sender line. As of December 2020, more than 2.7 million domains published a DMARC record, up 43% during the last year, according to the latest adoption report on DMARC.org, based on data from Farsight Security, a cybersecurity intelligence firm.

Still, two-thirds of those domains do not specify any policy for unauthenticated email, instead essentially monitoring the situation, according to the Farsight data. With ransomware and non-spoofed phishing attacks increasingly common, companies are tackling those issues that have the most impact on their risks, says Ben April, chief technology officer for Farsight Security.

Overall, the numbers suggest that the email authentication technologies continue to grow as a standard, but while necessary, they are not sufficient, says Olesia Klevchuk, a senior spokesperson for cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks. darkreading.com

Three billion phishing emails are sent every day.
But one change could make life much harder for scammers

Cyber criminals are sending over three billion emails a day as part of phishing attacks designed to look like they come from trusted senders.

By spoofing the sender identity used in the 'from' field in messages, cyber criminals attempt to lure potential victims into opening emails from names they trust. This could be the name of a trusted brand like a retailer or delivery company, or even, in more sophisticated attacks, the name of their CEO or a colleague.

It's possible for organisations to help defend against spoofed emails by applying DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance), which is an email authentication protocol that, when implemented, means only authorized senders can send email using the domain, preventing spam emails being sent. It also contains a reporting function for ongoing improvement and protection. zdnet.com

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During the Retail Loss Prevention Forum, you'll gain actionable insights on these pertinent topics:

Organized Retail Crime
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March Is
Fraud Prevention Month in Canada

From the Retail Council of Canada
March is Fraud Prevention Month - Alert from the Competition Bureau
In the last year alone, scam artists have taken advantage of Canadians businesses to the tune of $24.5 million. However, it is estimated that only 5% of fraud is reported so the impact is likely much greater.

As Canadian business owners face unprecedented challenges, fraudsters see the current global health crisis as an opportunity to line their own pockets. And, true to form, scams targeted at businesses are just as creative and convincing as frauds aimed at consumers. With so many employees working remotely right now, it's easier than ever for unsavoury characters to bilk your business.

To learn about common scams to watch out for to help prevent your business from falling victim to fraud, click here.

RCC is also hosting the Loss Prevention Forum on April 8, 2021, a half day virtual event developed to address the specific loss prevention needs for retailers. Learn more

$37M in Fraud Losses - 11,789 Victims - 13,553 Incidents
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre says people lost over $37M because of scams in 2020
According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, between March 6, 2020 and Feb. 28, 2021, Canadians reported over 13,553 acts of COVID-19 fraud, claiming 11,789 victims and racking up over $37 million in financial losses.

During Fraud Prevention Month in March, the centre, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada, are calling on the public to protect themselves from all forms of scams that are circulating because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steve Baker, an international investigative specialist with the Better Business Bureau, says fraud is growing online and organized crime has tapped into it as an easy way to extort money from individuals. He says only about five per cent of fraud crimes are reported.

Criminals are become more aggressive in their tactics, says the anti-fraud centre, especially with people spending more time in front of their computers. thespec.com

Fraud On the Rise Among Millennials
Experts warn young consumers about online fraudsters during
Fraud Prevention Month
The British Columbia Securities Commission has a campaign focused on millennials that warns of FOMO - the Fear of Missing Out - while the Nova Scotia Securities Commission is premiering a new fraud prevention video series on its YouTube channel and virtually visiting high schools and universities.

Meanwhile, the Alberta Securities Commission is giving young adults some tongue-in-cheek excuses to deflect and defer hard-sell pitches by pushy sales agents and potential fraudsters through its online "Excuse Bot."

According to the 2020 Canadian Securities Administrators Investor Index Report, fraud incidence is rising among those under 35. About 23 per cent of 18- to 30-year-olds in Alberta say they've been approached about a possibly fraudulent scam, the ASC says. vancouverisawesome.com

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre collects information on fraud and identity theft. We provide information on past and current scams affecting Canadians. If you think you're a victim of fraud, report it! Learn more

Interac tips in support of Fraud Prevention Month

Canadian Immigration Minister Mendicino marks Fraud Prevention Month

Waterloo residents lose $57K+ due to gift card scams in first 2 months of 2021

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COVID Update

Third Wave Hits Ontario

Canada's largest province says it's in the third wave -- and officials worry the vaccine rollout may not happen fast enough
Canada's largest province declared Monday it was at the beginning of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, pointing to evidence of increasing case counts, hospitalizations and the spread of variants.

"We're in the third wave. The numbers are slowly going up, they're not going as fast as predicted by the modelers," said Dr. David Williams, the chief medical officer for Ontario. He added, "We're now starting to see impacts on our hospital rates, our ICU admissions are up again, our hospital admissions are up again."

It was sobering news for a province where the majority of residents have been in some state of lockdown since late last year. Canadian public health officials also warned that the vaccine rollout would not occur quickly enough to halt what could be a potentially devastating third wave in other areas of the country, further stressing hospital capacity. cnn.com

Canada now vaccinating over 100K per day.
Here's what it will take to hit September target

Over the last week, Canada has ramped up its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, administering more than 100,000 doses per day.

This is a great start but more needs to be done if the federal government wants to achieve its goal of having most Canadians vaccinated by September, Colin Furness, an infection control epidemiologist at the University of Toronto, said in an email to Global News.

Based on those numbers, if the federal government expects to achieve its vaccine targets by September, Furness said it would need to administer around 400,000 shots per day - a number he described as "achievable." globalnews.ca

$2.2M COVID Study
Quebec researchers to study COVID-19 impact on grocery workers
Researchers in Quebec have received $2.2 million to study the impact of COVID-19 on grocery store, restaurant and bar workers. The research aims to study the impact on the workers who have been at high risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Université Laval, the Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval and Université de Montréal have received the grant. "Since the beginning of the pandemic, food service employees have been at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to their close daily contact with a large number of people," says Denise Boudreau, a Université Laval professor. grocerybusiness.ca

Ontario moves Ottawa area to Red-Control level of COVID restrictions

Loblaws shows how food lovers have adapted to the pandemic


Canada's 'Retail Apocalypse' Continues
The stores and restaurants closing the most locations across Canada in 2021

Here are the stores & restaurants permanently closing the most locations in 2021.

1. Starbucks - Stores closing in 2021: Up to 300
2. Bizou - Stores closing in 2021: 24
3. Gap - Stores closing between 2020 to 2023 (in North America): 220
4. Victoria's Secret - Stores closing in 2021: Up to 23
5. The Children's Place - Stores closing in 2021 (in North America): Up to 182
6. National Sports - Stores closing in 2021: 18
7. Naturalizer - Stores closing between 2020 and 2021 (in North America): 133
8. Godiva - Stores closing in 2021: 11
9. Banana Republic - Stores closing between 2020 to 2023 (in North America): 130
10. Kiehl's - Stores closing in 2021: 8
11. Bed Bath & Beyond - Stores closing in 2021 (in North America): 94
12. Walmart - Stores closing in 2021: 6
13. Guess - Stores closing in 2021 (between North America and China): Up to 100
14. J. Crew - Stores closing in 2021: 1
15. Disney - Stores closing in 2021 (in North America): at least 60

Canadian Restaurants are on edge and 50% may not survive

Restaurants Canada CEO on the ongoing challenges the industry faces

Todd Barclay, President and CEO of Restaurants Canada, speaks with the Financial Post's Larysa Harapyn in the video below about the ongoing challenges Canadian restaurants face. financialpost.com

Canada's Epstein Tried Bribing His Own Daughter
Peter Nygard allegedly tried to 'bribe' his daughter with $1M house
to proclaim innocence
Fallen fashion mogul Peter Nygard allegedly tried to "bribe" his young daughter with a $1 million house to co-sign his bail package and publicly proclaim his innocence, she told Canadian authorities.

"I told him like I'm pretty sure, sureties are not supposed to be, you're not supposed to get anything in return," the 20-year-old college student told police after her 79-year-old dad called her from jail in January, according to a transcript of her interview released Thursday. "I do think that it was in a sense a bribe."

Nygard, who is charged in Manhattan federal court with sexually assaulting and raping dozens of girls and women, is locked up at a Canadian prison while awaiting extradition to the US. nypost.com

Fashion Mogul Fights Sex Charges From Cell With TV and Phone

Chipotle to accelerate expansion into Canada

Couche-Tard signs deal to sell 49 stores, puts 306 more up for sale

UK-Based JD Group Expanding into Canada with 'Size?' Sneaker Retail Store Banner

25% of Canadian Gyms to Close Permanently

Innisfil, ON: Brazen $13,000+ theft under investigation at the Roadshow's
400 Antiques Mall
The video shows two men walking into the mall with their masks on, which do a good job hiding their faces until one man pulls his mask down to sip his coffee and looks straight into a camera recording his every move. Henry Jones owns Roadshow's 400 Antiques Mall and says the two men stole a pair of earrings and a men's ring valued at nearly $13,000. The mall owner says staff tried to stop the men, but they took off. Employees later found the two boxes they took, but both the earrings and the ring were nowhere to be found. barrie.ctvnews.ca

Mississauga, ON: Man armed with syringe robs store
Peel Regional Police are searching for a suspect after a Mississauga store was robbed by a man armed with a syringe. Police said they received reports of a robbery around 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 20 in the area of Hurontario Street and Dundas Street in Mississauga. A man came into the store and robbed it after threatening employees with a syringe, according to police. He fled the scene on foot with a quantity of cash. Police said no injuries are being reported. mississauga.com

Guelph, ON: $12K worth of product stolen in downtown smash and grab

Canada police arrest 18 suspects over stolen vehicles worth $4.5m shipped
to Nigeria, Ghana, UAE

Robberies & Burglaries

Cannabis - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery (2x)
Gas Station - Yellowknife, NT - Armed Robbery

Unnamed Business - Guelph, ON - Burglary
Unnamed Store - Mississauga, ON - Armed Robbery

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Controversy Over AI Cameras on Amazon Trucks
Amazon driver quits, saying the final straw was the company's new AI-powered truck cameras that can sense when workers yawn or don't use a seatbelt
The Thomson Reuters Foundation published a report Friday about an Amazon driver in Denver for whom the company's constant artificial-intelligence-driven surveillance proved to be too much.

Vic, who asked the Thomson Reuters Foundation to use only his first name "for fear of retaliation," this month quit his job delivering packages for the tech giant.

He started work in 2019 and saw Amazon's policies change to include more active means of surveillance. First there was an app tracking his route, and then the company wanted pictures of him at the beginning of each shift on another app, he told the foundation.

But the breaking point came, he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, when Amazon announced that it would be installing AI cameras in its fleet of vehicles.

Insider reported in February that Amazon was equipping all delivery vehicles with AI camera systems called Driveri, manufactured by a company called Netradyne. The cameras are always on and scan drivers' body language, the speed of the vehicle, and even drowsiness. The system then uses "automated verbal alerts" to tell drivers if a violation has been detected.

When Amazon announced the policy change and gave its drivers a deadline to agree to the surveillance protocols, Vic told Thomson Reuters Foundation that he decided to put in his notice.

"It was both a privacy violation, and a breach of trust," he told the foundation. He also said that the company requiring drivers to agree to constant surveillance in order to do their jobs seemed like "a sort of coercion." businessinsider.com

Amazon Surpasses Walmart
Amazon unseats Walmart to become the No. 1 apparel retailer in U.S.,
Wells Fargo says
Amazon has surpassed Walmart as the No. 1 apparel retailer in the U.S. thanks in large part to the pandemic-fueled e-commerce boom, according to Wells Fargo research released Wednesday.

Wells Fargo estimates that Amazon's apparel and footwear sales in the U.S. grew by roughly 15% in 2020 to more than $41 billion, which is 20% to 25% above rival Walmart.

"This represents highly impressive 11%-12% share of all apparel sold in the U.S. and 34%-35% share of all apparel sold online," Wells Fargo analysts Ike Boruchow and Tom Nikic wrote in a note. "We now estimate Amazon will surpass $45 billion in apparel/footwear sales in 2021."

For years, Wall Street analysts have predicted Amazon will leapfrog Walmart to claim the top spot in the U.S. apparel market. Amazon found early success by offering a wide range of basics, but it has since expanded its fashion business. It now features a growing slate of name brands. The company also launched online luxury fashion shops last fall. cnbc.com

What the Online-Only Retail Boom Means for Cities
Old-school retailers that rely on a brick-and-mortar footprint to function took a beating in the pandemic, and by one estimate, a record 10,000 stores in the U.S. may close in 2021. Meanwhile, a new generation of small-scale online retailers with minimal real estate footprints have been taking off - driven in part by people's need to compensate for lost jobs or income.

"People are feeling the push into entrepreneurship and new opportunities," one researcher told CityLab contributor Patrick Sisson. A report by the Economic Innovation Group found business applications went up 24% in 2020, with companies that sell goods online or directly to clients seeing a 77% year-over-year bump.

The boom in e-commerce startups and "micro-sellers" suggests cities may need to rethink how they court and support retail jobs and small businesses in the coming years. bloomberg.com

Careful! E-Commerce fraud is on the rise




Multi-State ORC Ring
Stamford, CT: Men stole millions in vehicles & other items in CT & other states
Four New Yorkers have been charged on an indictment in connection with the theft of millions of dollars in vehicles, phones, ATMs and other merchandise from several locations in various states including Connecticut, federal authorities said. The indictment, unsealed Monday, charged Josephe Y. Cartagena, 25, Alexander J. Santiago, 26, and Douglas Noble, 27, all of the Bronx, N.Y., along with 21-year-old Justin J. Herrera, formerly of Levittown, N.Y., officials said.

Each faces charges including conspiracy to possess and transport stolen vehicles and property, transportation of a stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, transportation of stolen property and possession of stolen property, authorities said. Court documents allege that Cartagena, Santiago, Noble and Herrera are members of a theft ring that burglarized car dealerships, mobile phone stores and check cashing business in Connecticut and other states, often going to multiple spots in one night. Authorities said the group often escaped police by engaging them in "high-speed chases."

Members of this theft ring are suspected in more than 130 burglaries and have reportedly stolen millions of dollars in property, officials said.

Cartagena was taken into custody on Dec. 23, 2020. A search of his home led law enforcement to hundreds of thousands of dollars of suspected stolen merchandise, more than 30 vehicle key fobs, various license plates, 9mm ammunition and about $89,000 in cash, authorities said. Investigators searched Santiago's home on Jan. 15. During the search, authorities said, Santiago's dog attacked an FBI agent, badly wounding his arm. Santiago was taken into custody. Law enforcement seized about 20 new cell phones in boxes, approximately 40 vehicle key fobs, a police radio, a glass-punch device, two firearms and a substantial amount of ammunition, officials said. Herrera was arrested in Florida on March 10 after recently moving there, authorities said. Noble surrendered to law enforcement on Monday. stamfordadvocate.com

Fairfield, CT: Home Depot thief fleeing scene hit Police Car and 3 Other Vehicles
A Waterbury man faces a long list of charges after he fled officers who were called to investigate a shoplifter at the Fairfield Home Depot, according to police, who said the man struck a squad car and three other vehicles while on the run. Avis Quezada, 39, was arrested March 16 and charged in connection with the incident, which occurred last month, police said.

Officers were called about 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10 to the hardware store in the 500 block of Kings Highway Cutoff for a report of a shoplifter in the business, according to police. As the officers arrived, the suspect, later identified as Quezada, loaded over $1,800 in stolen power tools into his vehicle and fled, hitting a police car and two other vehicles in the store parking lot, and then sideswiping a car near Black Rock Turnpike and Kings Highway, police said.

Officers saw Quezada's vehicle traveling on the wrong side of North Avenue, where it nearly struck oncoming cars, according to police. Officers stopped their pursuit, police said, noting no one was injured in the incident.
Home Depot assisted officers in identifying Quezada, who is charged with attempted assault of a police officer, a felony, as well as fourth-degree larceny, engaging police in pursuit, reckless driving, unsafe backing, misuse of registration plates, driving with a suspended license, driving an unregistered vehicle and four counts of evading responsibility, according to police. patch.com

Nashville, TN: Boutique changing policies after several shoplifting incidents, looking for group of thieves
REVV in Hillsboro Village is taking new measures after a string of shoplifting incidents. "It's a major concern to be honest and this is not the first time it's happened and we know we are not the only victims," said Laci Bonner, the owner of REVV and The Nash Collection. Over the last three months, employees reported seeing the same group of people at least three different times coming into the shop and stealing items. About $1,000 worth of merchandise has been taken. They have heard similar thefts from neighboring businesses, but none have reported it to police because they are afraid it will get lost. "They're professionals and sometimes it's two or four of them," Bonner said. "I do believe they use code words and on a moments notice they all vacate the building once they've gotten what they need." wkrn.com

Morris County, NJ: NJ, PA Pair Nabbed For Shoplifting Copper Wire From Morris County Lowe's Stores
Two men accused of stealing copper wire from Lowe's in Morris County were charged, authorities said. Raul Lopez, 35, was identified as one of two men seen shoplifting the copper wire from the International Drive store in Flanders around 12:35 p.m. on March 11, Mount Olive police said. Lopez, of Allentown, PA, was arrested following an investigation and charged with shoplifting. The second suspect, Antonio D. Dewitt, 34, was found to be connected to the first incident after being jailed for shoplifting wire from a different Lowe's store on March 19, police said. Dewitt, of Paterson, was charged with shoplifting, and both men face an additional charge for conspiracy to commit shoplifting, police said. dailyvoice.com

Menomonee Falls, WI: Police seek woman who stole from Best Buy

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Shootings & Deaths

Little Rock, AR: LRPD makes arrest in deadly shooting outside grocery store
Police in Little Rock have arrested a suspect in a shooting outside of a grocery store last month that left one person dead. Officers arrested 24-year-old Jeremy Jefferson on Monday in connection with the death of Xavier Crosby on February 28. Crosby had initially told investigators he had gone to meet a man in the parking lot of the Kroger store near the intersection of Rodney Parham and West Markham when he was shot. Crosby was taken to a nearby hospital before dying from his injuries. Police said that Jefferson was expected to face capital murder charges in this case. He is currently being held in the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility. There is no information at this time regarding his bond. fox16.com

Jacksonville, FL: Man charged with murder in shooting outside convenience store
A man has been charged with second-degree murder following a deadly shooting outside a convenience store in Northwest Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The shooting was reported on Feb. 7, just after 11 a.m. at the Primetime Food Store on Norfolk Boulevard. According to police, the victim had been shot multiple times and was taken to a hospital where he died. A news release from the Sheriff's Office on Tuesday states that Carlos Wright, 47, got into an argument with the victim inside the store. Police said the argument escalated into a physical altercation in the parking lot. news4jax.com

New Orleans, LA: Life Sentenced Upheld for Deadly Armored Truck Heist
A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions and life sentences for a father and son involved in an armored truck robbery that turned deadly in 2017. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected multiple arguments in appeals by Armstead Kieffer and his son Jerome Kieffer. In an opinion dated Friday, the court upheld their convictions on multiple counts in connection with robberies of armored trucks servicing a New Orleans bank in 2015 and a credit union in 2017. A guard was killed by gunfire during the botched 2017 robbery. 710keel.com

Atlanta, GA: Man, child shot outside Cumberland Mall
Cobb County police are investigating after a man and child were shot outside of Cumberland Mall early Tuesday evening. Police said one of the victims suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and the other was injured in the foot. Investigators believe it was a shootout between two groups Crystal Schmidt and her husband had just pulled into the parking lot when she saw a number of men with guns. "We hear gunfire. I see guys coming out of the vehicle shooting into the vehicle next to them," said Schmidt. Schmidt told FOX 5 at one point they all got back into their cars and took off but the shooting didn't end. "As they were driving through the parking lot, one guy was leaning out the window still firing toward the car behind them," said Schmidt. The man and child were hit by bullets in the chaos. Police said the child was rushed to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Police said while some of the gunmen may have taken off, others involved may still have been at the mall when investigators arrived. The mall was placed on lockdown for a brief period until police secured the area. fox5atlanta.com

Harris County, TX: Store Owner shot by Deputy after opening fire during Burglary misunderstanding
A burglary call ended with a deputy and a store owner shooting at each other on Ralph Culver near Brownie Campbell in northwest Harris County. The shooting happened at a trucking equipment store around 11:45 p.m. Monday, and thankfully didn't turn deadly when both the deputy and the owner of the store shot at each other. Deputies say they received a burglary call from the store owner, who had a video feed of his business at home. The store owner arrived at the scene, unaware that a Harris County sheriff's deputy was already at the business. Upon arrival, the store owner saw the deputy and mistook him for the burglar, according to HCSO. Deputies say the store owner was wearing the same clothing descriptions as the reported burglar, a white male dressed in a black shirt. Investigators say the owner was the one who fired the first shot at the deputy because he thought he was the burglar. That's when the deputy fired back and hit the 72-year-old owner in the shoulder. kctv5.com

Houston, TX: Man sentenced to 9 years after shooting deputy constable at a Five Guys restaurant
Keith Thomas pleaded guilty last September in connection to a 2019 incident in which he held up restaurant employees and diners before shooting the Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constable in the arm. Days following the incident, Thomas was arrested. abc13.com

Oconee County, GA: $5K reward for arrest of suspect who shot, killed store clerk in Georgia: FBI


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Riverside County, CA: Man who impersonated cops to plead guilty to pharmacy robberies
David Anthony Battle, a serial impersonator of police officers and firefighters, has agreed to plead guilty to federal robbery charges after he held up pharmacies in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Battle, 49, of Moreno Valley, faces a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for each of six charges of interference of commerce by robbery, also known as the Hobbs Act. Battle stole a total of about $5,400 from six pharmacies, the indictment says: two Walgreens in Moreno Valley, two Rite Aids in Moreno Valley and one in Colton and a CVS in San Bernardino. pe.com

Rochester, NY: Man sentenced to 21 years in prison after AT&T Armed Robbery

St Joseph County, IN: Man who injured a woman during 7-Eleven Robbery sentenced to 9 years in prison

Tullahoma, TN: Woman accused of striking a Walmart Loss Prevention Officer; charged with shoplifting and misdemeanor assault




C-Store - Columbia, MO - Robbery
C-Store - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Linden, NJ - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Lubbock, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Pottawatomie County, KS - Armed Robbery
Discount - Las Vegas, NV - Robbery
Hardware - Houston, TX - Burglary/Shooting
Liquor - Redwood City, CA - Burglary
Restaurant - San Pedro, CA - Armed Robbery (Domino's/employee shot & wounded)
Restaurant - Palo Alto, CA - Armed Robbery (Baskin-Robbins)
Restaurant - Potomac, MD - Robbery
Restaurant - Bethlehem, PA - Burglary
Restaurant - Las Vegas, NV - Robbery
Restaurant - Las Vegas, NV - Robbery
Restaurant - Redwood City, CA - Armed Robbery (Subway)
Shoes - Bakersfield, CA - Robbery


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• 13 robberies
• 3 burglaries
• 2 shootings
• 0 killed

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