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Erin Gutierrez, CFI promoted to Senior On Road Risk Manager for Amazon
Erin has been with Amazon for more than a year, starting with the company in January 2021. Before being promoted to Senior on Road Risk Manager, Erin served as On Road LP Risk Manager for the company. Prior to joining Amazon, Erin served as Group Investigations Manager at JCPenney for nearly a year and spent more than seven years in AP roles with L Brands. Congratulations, Erin!

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The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Police Group Urges Congress to Pass ORC Crackdown
Fraternal Order of Police Supports INFORM Consumers Act

Legislation would help combat organized retail crime

This week the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, sent a letter to Congress urging passage of the INFORM Consumers Act to help crack down on counterfeit and stolen goods sold online. The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Senior Executive Vice President, Retail Operations Lisa LaBruno issued the following statement in response.

"Law enforcement officials across the country are working together to combat the threat of organized retail crime (ORC). Retailers are working with local prosecutors, state Attorneys General and federal agencies to target the criminal rings fencing millions in stolen products from local retailers-and in many cases using the proceeds of those sales to fund larger criminal enterprises from gun running to human trafficking.

"Support from the Fraternal Order of Police for the INFORM Consumers Act shows just how important online transparency is to tackling this problem. Today, criminals can easily hide behind screennames and fake business information, making it harder to track and harder to prosecute. This anonymity has led to an explosion of stolen goods sold online, and the only way to reverse this trend is to start with basic transparency. Transparency and collaboration between law enforcement and retailers are the keys to fighting ORC. Today, FOP has endorsed both, and it is a huge step forward in this fight."  rila.org

Lowe's Calls for ORC Crackdown
Retailers urge NC legislators to crack down on Organized Retail Crime

Pandemic, opioids, rising prices blamed for sharp rise in retail thefts

Craig Dowdle, the Regional Investigation Manager for Lowe's Home Improvement, told state legislators Tuesday that Organized Retail Crime has been rising steadily since the pandemic: "I'm not talking about someone who comes into the store because their lawnmower won't run and they can't afford the part to fix it, or the roof that's leaking and they steal a pack of shingles," Dowdle explained. "These are people who come in and steal significant amounts of product."

Dowdle told members of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety that it's not just one store; it's a statewide problem. "I want to make sure you understand. These are professionals, organized, using their phones, using apps, mapping the stores," Dowdle continued. "And we've got so many Lowe's stores here it's profitable for a theft group to hit Lowe's in North Carolina because travel, logistics is down - because our stores are so close together."

In addition to merchandise theft, Dowdle said the Mooresville-based retail giant has seen a rise in credit card and refund fraud. "Don't forget when someone does a fraudulent refund, we give them back the tax money too, they get that back. When they are stealing product they are not paying taxes."

And it's more than just an occasional power tool that vanishes from the store shelves. As commodity prices have risen, Lowe's has seen thefts increase for copper. Their number one selling item, lumber or OSB (oriented strand board) has been especially popular among thieves.

Dowdle said Lowe's employees are there to help customers complete their "honey-do lists" not act as law enforcement: "When someone is pushing out a cart load of product with a can of mace, threatening to spray employees, I can tell you it's not in our handbook as a how-to of how to handle that situation."

Sgt. Scott Womack with the City of Raleigh Police Department agreed that shoplifting has become a significant issue since the pandemic. Raleigh police have recorded more than 2,100 shoplifting cases in past 12 months. ncpolicywatch.com

Crime & Retail Abandonment Hitting Big Cities Across the U.S.
Op-Ed: How does Chicago's once-gleaming Magnificent Mile get its luster back?
"For Lease" signs screamed from empty stores on nearly every block. The Water Tower corner that had previously housed Macy's stood ominously vacant, eight stories of disused space.

This is a retail abandonment pattern that's echoed in downtowns across North America: In Detroit, such retailing pioneers as designer John Varvatos, Under Armour and Madewell, who set up shop there after the city's bankruptcy, have all vanished, while in Toronto, a branch of the Hudson's Bay department store is closing.

The pandemic, which sent many downtown office workers home, is partly to blame. After declining from a previous mark set in 2021, Chicago office vacancies jumped again at the end of March to a record of 21.2 percent, as more businesses decide not to renew their leases.

Even before covid-19, online shopping was stealing business from these storefronts. Meanwhile, Chicago continues to wrestle with random crime that appears to have hit everywhere, including carjackings and attacks on public transit despite multiple efforts to halt them.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who is kicking off a reelection campaign, has displayed little sympathy for - and has even gaslighted - retailers who have pleaded for help. In December, amid a run of smash-and-grab thefts, she declared that business owners should be doing more to fight crime, even though many employ security guards. Despite the crime concerns, she told business leaders that the city was "poised to have the best economic recovery of any big city in the country, bar none." washingtonpost.com

Fighting NYC's Crime Crisis - Easier Said Than Done
NYC Mayor Eric Adams grappling with 'perception' of public safety versus reality, as crime spikes 43%

Adams concedes the "perception" of safety in the city "is as powerful as the reality."

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is grappling with not only the reality of public safety, but the "perception," he said during a recent interview, as Big Apple crime is up 43% year-to-date compared to the same time in 2021.

New York Police Department (NYPD) statistics released last week show that overall crime is up 43% year-to-date as of April 17 compared to the same time last year. Every area of crime other than murder is up year-over-year, statistics show.

Adams also noted that city residents "got so fed up" amid reports of "abusive policing" city- and nationwide that "they turned the ship too far in the wrong direction."

Since his time in office, Adams has reinstated the NYPD's gun-focused anti-crime unit under a different name, launched a plan to try to clean up the subways, and rolled out a new strategy aimed at targeting low-level crime offenders in an effort to stem violent crime before it starts.

From April 11 through 17, murders in New York City were up 50%, from six in 2021 to nine this year, the NYPD said. Shooting incidents increased 32% year-over-year, and the number of gun victims jumped 100%, largely attributed to the Brooklyn subway shooting tragedy. Transit crimes, or those that were reported in the subway system, were up 51.6% year-over-year for the week, statistics show. foxnews.com

More Coverage of NYC's Crime Explosion

Eric Adams asks NYPD commanders to brainstorm plans to combat crime

NYC Mayor's crime-fighting promises being thwarted by remnants of his predecessor

Adams budget beats de Blasio standard - but he still needs to up his game

Being polite isn't gonna cut it - Eric Adams needs to raise hell to fix crime in NYC

Repeat Offenders Driving Crime Surge?
San Jose Officials Say Crime Is Up, Advocates Say Data Is Misleading

San Jose officials say early jail release policies have led to a spike in crime - and they're searching for solutions.

Violent crimes, including rape, robbery, homicide and aggravated assault, went up 10.4% from 2020 to 2021, according to San Jose Police Department data - and 2022 may be on track to beat it.

Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmembers Matt Mahan and Magdalena Carrasco partly attribute the 2021 rise to pandemic-driven emergency bail orders that resulted in nearly a third of Santa Clara County's jail population to be released - majority of which were individuals who were awaiting trial.

The 2020 policies included releasing low-level offenders arrested for non-violent crimes in an effort to reduce jail overcrowding after COVID-19 infections skyrocketed in the county. Part of those pandemic-era policies also included the California Supreme Court decision to eliminate cash bail for those who cannot afford it.

San Jose leaders want stricter detention guidelines for people who are re-arrested if they fail to appear after a felony charge or have a violent or serious offense history. They also want the state to pay for interim detoxification centers for arrestees who need treatment instead of landing back on the streets or in jail. The proposal is coming before the Rules and Open Government Committee on Wednesday.

SJPD data shows the same 30 people have been re-arrested at least 10 times within a year. He said these data indicates a breakdown in the system. patch.com

Scathing Report Blasts Minneapolis PD Discrimination & Misconduct
Report: Minneapolis police engaged in pattern of illegal racial discrimination

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights investigation found the police department has violated the civil rights law, and multiple iterations of city leaders failed to hold officers accountable for misconduct.

The Minneapolis Police Department has engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination in violation of the state's civil rights law over the past decade, enabled by city leadership over multiple political administrations failing to hold problem officers accountable, according to a scathing report published Wednesday morning by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Over a two-year investigation, the state human rights department found Minnesota's largest police department stops, searches, arrests and uses force against people of color - especially Black people - at starkly higher rates than white people, according to the 72-page report.

Minneapolis police also created covert social media accounts - sometimes with no authorization - to surveil Black people and Black-led organizations unrelated to criminal activity. Some officers used these phony accounts to pose as community members and criticize public officials, including a Minneapolis City Council member, online.

The human rights department will work with Minneapolis public officials to develop court-enforceable reforms, said the agency in a statement. The department will meet with community members, Minneapolis officers, city staff and others stakeholders to gather feedback on what the consent decree should entail.

In a press conference, Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero called a consent decree of this nature "unprecedented" in Minnesota. Lucero opened the investigation on June 1, 2020, days after former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes. startribune.com

Baltimore Mayor Increases Police Budget $32M
"The proposed city budget allocates $560 million for the Baltimore City Police Department, a $32 million increase from the money allocated within [fiscal year 2021] after Mayor Scott ran on decreasing the police budget in order to increase funding on housing, recreations and parks, summer employment, city schools and necessary infrastructure,"

The increase for the current fiscal year, Scott's first budget, did not fund new programs; it was used to pay for the rising cost of employee health insurance and police pensions. The nearly 1% increase in police funding for the 2023 fiscal budget would also be spent on health benefits, workers' compensation and inflation. And $2.2 million is allocated for a new contract negotiated between the city and the Fraternal Order of Police, which raises the starting salary for new recruits to $60,000.

The department would also eliminate 30 vacant sworn officer positions and instead hire 35 civilian investigators who would assist detectives with research and other investigatory tasks to fill gaps caused by officer vacancies. About 2,793 people are employed by the police department, including 519 civilian employees. balitmoresun.com

Kapolei smash-and-grabs 'starting to become a problem'



COVID Update

574.2M Vaccinations Given

US: 82.8M Cases - 1M Dead - 80.5M Recovered
Worldwide: 511.6M Cases - 6.2M Dead - 465.4M Recovered

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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 354   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 760
*Red indicates change in total deaths

New England States: New COVID Hot Spot
Covid-19 Cases Are Growing Quickly in Upstate New York
Upstate New York has become one of the most concentrated hubs of rising Covid-19 cases in the U.S., driven in part by a highly contagious sub-variant that was recently identified, according to health officials and researchers.

The region is home to 23 of the 38 U.S. counties currently ranked high for levels of Covid-19 transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of the remaining counties are also in the Northeast, including four in nearby Northern New England states.

Nationally, the estimated concentration for BA.2.12.1 is about 29%, according to the CDC. The agency is still evaluating the subvariant, but the CDC believes that those who are vaccinated and especially those who are boosted continue to have strong protection against severe outcomes, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday. wsj.com

COVID's Impact on Struggling Malls
How health systems are embracing 'medical malls'
Many struggling brick-and-mortar retailers were forced out of business during the Covid-19 pandemic, giving health systems the unique opportunity to reuse vacant retail spaces to expand, while reducing their dependency on "inflexible infrastructure."

In recent years, shopping malls have struggled to stay in business and many big-city health systems have taken over available retail spaces in vacant malls. In fact, a "COVID-19 and the Convergence of Retail and Industrial" study by Moody's Analytics reported that millions of square feet of retail space is expected to become available in the next few years.

As mall owners struggle, commercial real estate investors have started searching for mixed-use opportunities, according to Ginger Davis of Trademark Properties in Charleston, South Carolina-contributing to the rise of the "medical mall."

These "medical malls" can be established inside of converted shopping malls as either full medical centers or a combination of leased spaces offering outpatient health care services alongside leased retail spaces. These facilities offer convenience for patients and providers and cost significantly less than expanding an existing facility. advisory.com

COVID Rules & Law Enforcement
Report: Seattle police illegally ignored COVID mask rules
A civilian oversight board says some Seattle police officers routinely - and illegally - ignored state and city mask mandates during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and refused to obey direct orders from the chief to comply. The Seattle Times reports that a recently released review by the Office of Inspector General exposed a "serious cultural issue" within the department.

The report states the department was fined $17,500 last year after receiving two notices of "serious violations" of the Washington Administrative Code over officers' refusal to comply with the mandates after inspections by the state Department of Labor and Industries. The report noted it was difficult for command staff to demand officers comply with the regulations because some captains and assistant chiefs didn't mask up, either.

L&I concluded the police department "did not provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that are causing, or likely to cause, serious injury or death." The department's OIG, one of three civilian-run police oversight agencies, said the police chief gave officers "clear direction" and "explicit orders" about mask-wearing as early as March 2020 - followed by a string of increasingly stern reminders. kiro7.com

WHO says weekly Covid deaths have dropped to lowest level since March 2020

China's call for Covid testing of 20M in Beijing sparks fears of harsh lockdown

Moderna files for US authorization of COVID vaccine for kids under 6


7-Eleven Facial Recognition Lawsuit
Class action: 7-Eleven uses facial recognition tech on customers in stores, violates IL biometrics law
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has become a target of a class action lawsuit under Illinois' biometrics privacy law, now accused of improperly using facial recognition technology to scan and remember the faces of people entering their stores without their knowledge and consent.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of four named plaintiffs, identified as Ryan Hess, Carolyn Johnson, Thomas McKee and Barbara Moss, all Illinois residents who had
frequented 7-Eleven stores in Chicago since at least 2020. The plaintiffs, however, seek to expand the action to cover a class of additional plaintiffs that could include at least thousands of other 7-Eleven customers in Illinois.

The lawsuit centers on 7-Eleven's alleged
use of facial recognition surveillance technology from New York-based Clickit, a vendor providing "intelligent video solutions" to clients, including retailers and banks, for use in improving loss prevention, video analytics and business operations.

According to the complaint, Clickit's technology scans the faces of people who enter shops using its video surveillance systems, and then captures so-called "biometric identifiers" and stores the data to be used "for tracking purposes."

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs believe
7-Eleven uses the Clickit technology in surveillance systems at least at some of its stores, including "numerous different 7-Eleven locations in Chicago."

The complaint notes 7-Eleven has "not disclosed whether it uses facial recognition technology in the U.S." And the plaintiffs concede that
Clickit's technology allows the face scans and biometric data to be deleted daily.

But the plaintiffs assert this should not matter, because
any collection of face scans allegedly violate the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The Illinois BIPA law has been used by a growing cadre of plaintiffs' lawyers in recent years to launch a blitz of thousands of class action lawsuits against businesses of many types and sizes. cookcountyrecord.com

Dillard's Racial Profiling & False Imprisonment Nationwide?
Jacksonville woman sues Dillard's, alleging racial profiling
A Jacksonville woman is suing department store Dillard's,
accusing the company of false imprisonment and racial profiling for falsely accusing her of shoplifting.

Destiny Aeinpour was shopping at the Dillard's in the St. Johns Town Center with her infant son on Oct. 1, 2018, when she was approached by an employee in the store who
accused her of stealing a dress she had on her son's stroller.

showed the employee a receipt for the dress, as well as a tag on the item showing it had come from another store in the same plaza, but that didn't stop a manager and Dillard's loss prevention from getting involved. Dillard's employees escorted Aeinpour to a room where they told her she was being detained and could not call her husband. After eventually confirming that she had not stolen the dress from their inventory, Dillard's released Aeinpour.

The ordeal lasted less than an hour, but Aeinpour says
it left emotional damage, which is the basis of the lawsuit she filed Wednesday against the corporation. She's being represented by civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump, who's earned national attention for representing the families of people injured in high-profile cases of police violence and brutality, and Jasmine Rand.

The duo
are also representing a Tennessee woman who says she was racially profiled and illegally detained at a Dillard's in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2020 and publicly searched without her consent.

Both lawsuits claim Dillard's has a
national pattern of falsely accusing Black customers of shoplifting. news.wjct.org

Europol report: Deepfake tech could become staple tool for organised crime

Recent advancements in artificial intelligence means deepfake detection and prevention must be top law enforcement priority

The Europol Innovation Lab has today published its first report under its Observatory function, entitled 'Facing Reality? Law enforcement and the challenge of deepfakes'. The report, which draws its conclusions based on extensive desk research and in-depth consultation with law enforcement experts, provides a detailed overview of the criminal use of deepfake technology, alongside the challenges faced by law enforcement in detecting and preventing the nefarious use of deepfakes.

The report includes several contemporary examples showing deepfakes' potential use in serious crimes such as: CEO fraud, evidence tampering, and the production of non-consensual pornography. Advances in artificial intelligence and the public availability of large image and video databases mean that the volume and quality of deepfake content is increasing, which is facilitating the proliferation of crimes that harness deepfake technology. Law enforcement agencies therefore need to be aware of deepfakes and their impact on future police work.

Recommendations for tackling criminal uses of deepfakes

Much of the deepfake content created today is identifiable through manual methods that rely on human analysts identifying telltale signs in deepfake images and videos. However, this is a labour intensive task that is not actionable at scale. Accordingly, the report argues that law enforcement agencies will need to enhance the skills and technologies at officers' disposal if they are to keep pace with criminal use of deepfakes. Examples of such new capacities range from the deployment of technical and organisational safeguards against video tampering to the creation of deepfake detection software that uses artificial intelligence.

Click here to access the report. europol.europa.eu

SEC Penalizes Former Domino's Pizza Accountant for $2M for Insider Trading
Bernard Compton, a Domino's Pizza accountant from 2005 until 2021, allegedly traded options based on internal data before 12 of the company's earnings announcements from 2015 until 2020, bagging illicit profits for himself and his family exceeding $960,000, the SEC said. Under a settlement, Compton agreed to pay a penalty of $1,921,394 while neither denying nor admitting to the SEC findings.

"Compton allegedly accessed and reviewed Domino's confidential data to prepare financial performance reports for senior management," according to Joseph Sansone, chief of the SEC's market abuse unit. "Using innovative analytical tools, SEC staff exposed the defendant's repeated misuse of this inside information."

In addition to paying the penalty, Compton "agreed to be suspended from appearing and practicing before the SEC as an accountant, which includes not participating in the financial reporting or audits of public companies," the agency said. cfodive.com

Shifting Retail Employees from Corporate to Store-Level
Iowa-based Hy-Vee seeks to move corporate workers to retail
Iowa-based grocery chain Hy-Vee says it will ask
up to 500 of its employees to move from corporate-level jobs to retail positions at its stores. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that the move comes after the company already eliminated 121 corporate-level positions in March.

The company says
102 of those employees were offered retail positions. In addition to shifting employees' jobs, the company said it will be pausing several projects, including a new warehouse in Cumming, Iowa.

The company blamed, among other things,
rising inflation, increasing fuel and construction costs and supply chain disruptions for the moves. kcrg.com

U.S. economic growth rate unexpectedly declined in the first quarter by 1.4%
Rising omicron infections to start the year hampered activity across the board, while inflation surging at a level not seen since the early 1980s and the Russia invasion of Ukraine also contributed to the economic stasis. cnbc.com

Kroger hiring push targets 23,000 more workers

7-Eleven, Speedway, Stripes Announce Plan to Fill 60,000 Roles on National Hiring Day May 3rd

St. Paul Starbucks Voted to Unionize

Quarterly Results

Amazon FY 2021 Consumer revenue up 43%, AWS revenue up 37% YoY - total net sales $469,822B
Year-over-year Percentage Growth: North America 18 %, International 22%, AWS 37%, Consolidated 22%

Cheescake Factory Q1 consolidated sales up 27%

Sketchers Q1 DTC sales up 15.7%, wholesale up 32.7%, sales up 26.8%

McDonalds Q1 Global comp's up 12%, U.S. comp's up 3.5%, Inter. Operated up 20.4%, Inter. Licensed up 14.7%, consolidated revenue up 11%

Chipotle Q1 comp's up 9%, net sales up 16%

Domino's Q1 Global sales up 3.6%, U.S. comp's down 3.6%, Inter comp's up 1.2%, Global sales up 0.3%

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

Director of Safety and Loss Prevention job posted for Trinity Logistics in Milford, DE
The individual in this role will need a strong background and understanding of handling the full Worker's Compensation process from start to finish as well as implement proactive measures to drive this number down going forward. Building relationships and influence with all levels of the organization will be key as this individual works to shift the overall organization's mindset to place a much higher importance on safety. indeed.com

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Webinar: Why RFID Remains The Foundation
For Retail Technology

Thu, May 5, 2022 | 2:00 PM EDT

"Why RFID Remains the Foundation for All Retail Technology" will focus in on the key technologies that retailers are investing in, and why inventory accuracy enabled by RFID is a critical enabler to these investments. During this webinar, Checkpoint Systems will partner with Zebra Technologies to walk through the direct impact RFID has made on retail and what steps can be taken to build a concrete business case.

We know that retail technology priorities have rapidly changed over the last few years and will continue to evolve as the world moves past these recent events. At the core, we see that consumer behavior and lack of brand loyalty has driven changes in how the consumer shops and the relative shift from online shopping back to in-store shopping.

As a remedy, we see retailers and brands alike investing in technologies that will elevate the shopping experience for the consumer. However, without the retailer knowing what product they actual have and where it is located, the impact of these technologies can only go so far. RFID adoption continues to improve, as C-Suite executives at leading brands and retail organizations realize the impact inventory visibility has on EVERY technology investment.

With retail evolving so quickly, the consumer behavior is permanently changing and all the technology investments in the world will not matter if you don't know WHERE your inventory is.

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Uber's Data Breach & Security Cover-Up Scandal
Uber Ordered to Produce Records About 2016 Hack and Cover-Up

Former security chief seeks documents to battle criminal charges that he misled officials

A federal judge ordered Uber Technologies Inc. to turn over unredacted documents that could reveal more details about how company brass responded to a 2016 data breach, which led to costly legal battles for the ride-sharing giant and criminal charges for its then-security chief over a cover-up.

Judge William Orrick of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said hundreds of internal communications sought by Uber's former chief security officer may be necessary for his defense against allegations that he tried to mislead U.S. officials about the incident.

Joseph Sullivan is accused of attempting to conceal an incident in which Uber allegedly paid hackers $100,000 in bitcoin to destroy stolen data about 57 million passengers and drivers. He has pleaded not guilty.

Some security experts view the case as pivotal in determining corporate officers' legal liability for their handling of cyberattacks-and evidence that security chiefs should push for built-in safeguards from their employers.

The order is the latest twist in yearslong fallout from the incident, in which Mr. Sullivan allegedly arranged to pay off two hackers through a bug bounty program typically used to reimburse legitimate security researchers who find vulnerabilities. In return, prosecutors allege, the hackers were required to sign nondisclosure agreements and destroy stolen data that included email addresses, phone numbers and driver's license numbers. Two men later pleaded guilty to charges that they carried out the hack and extortion scheme.

   Read the full article & the D&D Daily's previous coverage here

Small & Medium-Sized Retailers, Look Out!
Why Ransomware Attacks Prefer Small Biz Targets Rather Than Big Enterprises

Enterprise businesses with 25,000 employees+ are less likely to suffer ransomware attacks than small businesses. Cyber Edge explains why.

businesses with 25,000 employees+ are less likely to get hit by a ransomware attack than smaller businesses - even though big companies typically can afford to pay higher ransoms, the 2022 Cyber Edge Cyberthreat Defense Report concluded.

AdvertisementWhat explains hackers taking aim at small businesses more frequently than enterprise giants? The answer: Damaging a critical infrastructure facility or similar disruptions are certain to catch the eye of federal law enforcement, or national governments - something that no hacker wants, CyberEdge said. Smaller to medium-sized firms, as it turns out, get hit more frequently by ransomware attacks, on average at roughly 70 percent, the report said.

Overall, some 71 percent of organizations have been bitten by ransomware in 2022, up a point and a half from last year and by 8.5 points in 2020. It's
companies of 10,000 to 24,999 employees that are the sweet spot for ransomware hackers, nearly 75 percent of which are victimized by cyber extortionists.

Nonetheless, companies are more prepared now than ever before to pay ransoms. The percentage of
organizations that paid ransoms increased to 63 percent, up six points from 2021 and five points from 2020. Paradoxically, ransomware crooks have figured out that helping an organization to get its data back is good business. Why? Because apparently it creates good will among thieves and victims, increasing the likelihood that others will pay ransoms, too.

As one might expect, the finance industry was more affected by ransomware in the last 12 months than any other sector. More than eight in 10 organizations (81%) experienced an attack. By comparison, nearly three in four in telecom and technology (74%), slightly less in education (73%) and
roughly two in three in retail (67%) took the brunt of ransomware. The least affected were healthcare (58%) and government (46%). msspalert.com

Companies Remain Vulnerable to Attacks
Log4j Attack Surface Remains Massive

Most affected open source components remain unpatched, and companies continue to use vulnerable versions of the logging tool.

Attackers who want to exploit the critical remote code execution vulnerability disclosed in the Apache Log4j logging tool over four months ago still have a
vast array of targets to go after.

In a recent scan using the Shodan search engine, Rezilion found more than
90,000 Internet-exposed servers containing a vulnerable version of the software. The security vendor believes the number represents only a small fraction of available attacker targets because it only considers publicly facing servers running open source software. If internal network servers and servers running proprietary applications are factored in, the total number of vulnerable targets is likely much higher, Rezilion said.

A Rezilion report this week that summarized the results of its study pointed to other data points that appear to bolster the company's conclusion.

Among them is data from a Google open source scanning service called Open Source Insights, which showed that just 7,140 Java packages out of a total of 17,840 affected packages have been patched for Log4Shell since the flaw was disclosed. Another data point from Sonatype found that as of Apr. 20, 2022, some
36% of Log4j versions being actively downloaded from the Maven Central Java application repository were still vulnerable to Log4Shell - a number that has remained largely unchanged since February. darkreading.com

CISA: Log4Shell Was the Most-Exploited Vulnerability in 2021
Log4Shell, despite being disclosed only at the end of the year, topped 2021's list of most-exploited vulnerabilities, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA). The agency compiled the findings along with the cybersecurity agencies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. darkreading.com

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Pot Shops - Top Target for Violent Robbers
Cannabis shop robberies, deaths fuel calls for federal banking bill
A surge in robberies at licensed cannabis shops -- including a pistol-whipping, gunshots and killings in Washington state last month -- is helping fuel a renewed push for federal banking changes that would make the cash-dependent stores a less appealing target.

"It makes absolutely no sense that legal businesses are being forced to operate entirely in cash, and it's dangerous -- and sometimes even fatal -- for employees behind the register," Washington Sen. Patty Murray, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press.

Although 18 states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and 37 allow its medical use, it remains illegal under federal law. Because of that, big banks and credit card companies have long been reluctant to work with the industry, leaving the businesses heavily reliant on cash and making them attractive marks for robbers.

There recently has been a massive spike in the robberies for reasons that aren't entirely clear. Dozens of cannabis businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area were hit last fall in a wave of attacks that sometimes appeared coordinated. Industry trackers in Washington state have reported at least 80 so far this year, mostly in the Puget Sound region.

"The number of these robberies is shocking," said David Postman, the chairman of the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board.

The board in the past month has held public safety discussions with retailers, recruited law enforcement to talk to retailers about best practices, and worked with state financial regulators to highlight local banks and credit unions that work with the industry as well as third-party vendors that cannabis retailers can use to conduct cashless phone transactions.

Marijuana shops that can afford it have hired private security guards, sometimes at costs of more than $50,000 a month for a round-the-clock detail, said Adan Espino, executive director of the Craft Cannabis Coalition, which represents more than 60 retail stores in Washington. Some of the businesses have tried to hire guards, only to find that security companies are completely booked, he said. arkansasonline.com

Internal Theft at Cannabis Shops
Detecting Internal Theft at a Cannabis Business
Since preventing shoplifting and other methods of external theft is usually the priority of cannabis security plans, internal theft can sometimes be overlooked. On average, employees cause about 90% of all theft losses. Additionally, when asked, 60% of employees stated that they would steal from their employer if they knew they wouldn't get caught according to the FBI. Despite the obvious dangers of internal theft, there are preventative measures that cannabis business owners can take to protect their products.

AdvertisementEmployee theft, whether it be intentional or unintentional, typically happens in one of five ways: theft of inventory, data, service, payroll, or cash.

In addition to intentional instances of internal theft, some theft could potentially be done by accident and without ill intent. As a precaution, cannabis business owners should utilize some proactive ways to prevent internal theft.

Cannabis business owners should use a professional agency to conduct a background check on all potential employees. This will determine if there are any discrepancies or red flags in the individual's application. Once hired, cannabis business owners should strive to create a Culture of Honesty that discourages theft and provides opportunities for anonymous reporting.

Conversely, management should regularly review the theft policies and procedures within the company with employees. Employees should understand that internal theft is a serious issue and how instances of theft are handled by the company.

One of the best ways to detect internal theft is to ensure thorough reporting of all access to cannabis products and each transaction. Security systems such as video surveillance, alarms, and access control systems ensure that areas with cannabis are monitored and that access to these areas is tracked. The use of point-of-sales systems and seed-to-sale inventory tracking systems also ensures that cannabis is always accounted for. sapphirerisk.com

Regulating Pot Like Alcohol?
Federal Cannabis Legislation: PREPARE Act
On Thursday, a bipartisan collection of congressmen introduced a bill that would require to US Attorney General to lead a commission to oversee the process of making recommendations for a cannabis regulation system comparable to the current alcohol regulation system. The bill, called the Preparing Regulators Effectively for a Post-Prohibition Adult-Use Regulated Environment Act (PREPARE Act), was introduced by Representative Dave Joyce (R-OH), along with co-sponsor representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), and Brian Mast (R-FL).

According to the bill's summary, the Act will "establish a Commission on the Federal Regulation of Cannabis to study a prompt and plausible pathway to the Federal regulation of cannabis, and for other purposes."

The bill cites that the cannabis sales produce revenue for the federal government, yet those that use cannabis are still "criminally persecuted."

In a press release, Joyce stated: "With 91 percent of Americans supporting either medical or recreational cannabis legalization, it's time for the federal government to respect the will of our voters-both Democrat and Republican alike-and begin a serious conversation about what a post-prohibition America should look like."

This implies similarities between cannabis and alcohol regulation. cannabisbusinessexecutive.com

Federal Cannabis Update: 2022
While many lawmakers agree that the federal government should legalize cannabis, it's no easy process to move such legislation through the proper channels in Washington, D.C. Nonetheless, as we make our way into 2022, there have already been some exciting developments regarding federal legalization sapphire.com

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Labor Dept. Issues Hazard Alert Letter to Amazon
U.S. Department of Labor Calls on Amazon to Improve Severe Weather Emergency Procedures Following Warehouse Collapse

Dec. 10, 2021, tornado fatally injured 6 contractors sheltering in place in Illinois warehouse

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a Hazard Alert Letter to Amazon, requiring the online retailer to review its severe weather emergency procedures after six contractors were fatally injured and another severely injured when a tornado struck Amazon's Edwardsville warehouse on Dec. 10, 2021.

OSHA investigators determined that while Amazon's severe weather emergency procedures met minimal federal safety guidelines for storm sheltering, the company should make improvements to further protect workers and contract drivers in future emergencies. OSHA does not have a standard that requires severe weather emergency plans but recommends them under the Occupational and Safety Health Act's General Duty Clause, which requires employers to provide a place of employment free from known hazards.

"These tragic deaths have sparked discussions nationwide on the vital need for comprehensive workplace emergency plans," said OSHA's Regional Administrator William Donovan, in Chicago. "Employers should re-evaluate their emergency plans for the safest shelter-in-place locations and prepare before an emergency to ensure workers know where to go and how to keep themselves safe in the event of a disaster."

OSHA's Hazard Alert Letter recommends three areas for improvement at the Edwardsville warehouse:

Ensure that all employees are provided training and participate in emergency weather drills.
Include site-specific information in severe weather emergency plans.
All audible warning devices and locations of the device should be clearly identified in the severe weather emergency plan and readily accessible. dol.gov

Can Amazon Stop a Union?
Amazon asks the NLRB to overturn the result of union election in New York
The National Labor Relations Board confirmed Monday that lawyers representing Amazon have submitted more evidence to support the company's case against the Amazon Labor Union, which won a landmark election at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York, last month.

The tech giant is asking the board to throw out the results of the vote, which was decisively in favor of unionizing - 2,654 of 4,785 ballots counted at the JFK8 warehouse were in support of the union. Amazon alleges that the union, as well as the NLRB itself, improperly interfered with the election by violating a variety of rules.

Some experts in U.S. labor law said the company's objections, which were outlined in an earlier filing, appeared to have little chance of success. But they could still cause headaches and delays for union organizers just as another election is starting. Employees at LJD5, a separate Amazon facility in Staten Island, began voting Monday on whether to join the union.

"There is a huge incentive for Amazon to delay and delay and delay, to do anything to slow down the process," said John Logan, a labor studies professor at San Francisco State University. "They hope the workers will get discouraged."

The objections are just the start of what is likely to be years of battles between the union and Amazon before they agree on a first contract. The union is seeking higher wages, longer breaks and other improvements. Amazon, which has said it prefers a "direct relationship with associates," has a long history of thwarting unionization efforts. It spent millions of dollars over the last year fighting the campaign in Staten Island and campaigns at other warehouses.

"They'd stop production for five hours a day to get every single person into an all-hands-on-deck anti-union meeting with the general manager of the building," Madeline Wesley, the union's treasurer, said after a rally Sunday in Staten Island. "So they're really scared of us." nbcnews.com

Safety Takes Top Spot at Amazon's Annual Meeting of Shareholders May 25th
Safety is integral to everything we do. Our work environments allow employees, regardless of background, skill level, or experience, to work with confidence. In 2022, we published Delivered with Care, a report on safety, health, and well-being at Amazon. In 2021, we invested over $300 million in safety improvements, and we have incurred more than $15 billion in COVID-19-related costs since March 2020 to help keep employees safe and deliver for customers. Our scale, resources, and technology allow us to undertake initiatives that benefit the entire industry. For example, we are investing to create technology to improve universal fork truck safety, and we established a first-of-its-kind partnership with the National Safety Council to uncover new ways to prevent and address musculoskeletal disorders.  safety.aboutamazon.com

Facing Protests, Amazon Makes Cell Phone Access at Warehouses Permanent







Calif. Man Convicted Selling $4.7 Million in Stolen iPhones Overseas
A federal jury in the Eastern District of New York convicted a California man today for defrauding American Express of more than $4.7 million and money laundering.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Jasminder Singh, 45, of Fremont, used four business entities that he created and controlled and 10 American Express credit cards in those entities' names to purchase thousands of Apple iPhones he then sold overseas for millions of dollars. Between November 2017 and December 2019, the defendant misrepresented to American Express his inability to repay more than $4.7 million in charges incurred from the purchase of iPhones and initiated phony payments in order to secure additional credit. The defendant used the proceeds of the scheme to pay for personal expenses and buy luxury items, including a $1.3 million home and a luxury vehicle.

Singh was convicted of bank fraud and money laundering. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 2, and faces up to 30 years in prison. justice.gov

Former port IT director pleads guilty to transporting $421,233 in stolen computers
Tyler Wright Fuhrken, Corpus Christi, pleaded guilty to using $320,098 from the Port of Corpus Christi to purchase Apple computers for personal use while employed as its IT director.

The investigation revealed that from May 22, 2016, to Feb. 4, 2021, Fuhrken authorized the purchase of 162 Apple computers. Authorities traced a series of suspicious PayPal deposits into Fuhrken’s bank account. They were from a computer reseller located in New York who acknowledged purchasing many Apple computers from Fuhrken. Fuhrken would invoice the reseller for the computers on PayPal and would ship the computers from Texas to the resale shop located in New York.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos will impose sentence July 27. At that time, Fuhrken faces up to 10 years in prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine. As part of his plea agreement Fuhrken also agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $421,233.93. justice.gov

Seattle, WA: 13 arrested in connection with Organized Retail Theft in Seattle's Northgate area
Thirteen people were arrested in connection with an organized retail theft in the Northgate neighborhood on Tuesday, according to the Seattle Police Department. Police said many of the people tried to steal hundreds of dollars worth of items, such as laundry detergent, kitchen knives, a vacuum, sneakers, a tablet, car speakers, a backpack full of jeans, as well as 11 cans of spam. In one occurrence, one person paid for several items of food at a store but stole two bags of shirts and a USB fan, police said. While working throughout the day, officers worked with the loss prevention staff at two large retailers to identify the suspects. Police later released the suspects after they were given trespass admonishments - which police said legally prevents them from returning to the retailers. The cases were forwarded to prosecutors, according to police.  kiro7.com

Oklahoma City Man to Serve a Year and a Half in Federal Prison for Synthetic Identity Theft Scheme
On July 22, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a 12-count superseding indictment charging Oates with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, false representation of a Social Security Number, and conspiracy in connection with a synthetic identity theft scheme. Synthetic identity theft occurs when individuals use a combination of real and fake personal information to create a new identity.

According to the superseding indictment, Oates provided and sold credit profile numbers (CPNs), also known as credit privacy numbers or credit protection numbers. CPNs are usually stolen Social Security Numbers, often belonging to children, which are marketed to individuals with poor credit history as a way to obtain credit cards, loans, and other lines of credit for which they would not otherwise qualify

The superseding indictment alleges that individuals used a CPN obtained from Oates, rather than their true social security number, on credit applications submitted to banks, credit unions, credit card issuers, retailers, and other lenders, to establish clean credit profiles separate from their true credit profiles.

Oates to serve 18 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. He must also pay $185,896.87 in restitution to Conn's Home Plus, a retailer defrauded by the scheme. justice.gov

Albuquerque, NM: Men target same Home Depot, steal more than $9K in items
Police are searching for the men accused of repeatedly stealing from an Albuquerque store. They say Michael Arnold and Jayden Wheller stole more than $9,000 from the Home Depot on Coors Bypass. Each time they would walk in and use bolt cutters to gain access to the more expensive items. They would then walk out of the store, sometimes carrying mace. Police say they got away with everything from chain saws to tool kits. A warrant is now out for the arrest of Arnold on charges that include shoplifting. krqe.com

Calabasas, CA: 3 sought after allegedly stealing from Sephora and Ulta
Authorities are seeking the public's help to identify those responsible for stealing from Sephora and Ulta Beauty stores in Calabasas. This incident took place around 6:30 p.m. on April 15, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a news release Wednesday. Three people were caught on surveillance video concealing multiple fragrance items in their personal tote bags. They left the store without paying for the merchandise, officials said. Shortly after, around 7 p.m., the same people allegedly entered an Ulta Beauty store in Calabasas and took multiple fragrance and cosmetic items without paying. ktla.com

York County, PA: Woman accused of stealing over $1,700 from Walmart

Windham, CT: Suspects stole $800 worth of goods, flashed knives at Walmart

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Shootings & Deaths

Biloxi, MS: Shootings, standoff end with 5 dead, including 3 hotel employees and suspected gunman
The five people dead in Wednesday's shooting and standoff have been identified by the Harrison County coroner. Coroner Brian Switzer identified the suspect in the case as 32-year-old Jeremy Alesunder Reynolds. Reynolds is believed to have killed three people at a Biloxi hotel Wednesday morning, leading to a four-hour standoff with Gulfport Police. According to Gulfport Police, Reynolds barricaded himself inside the Canal Grocery convenience store near Canal and 28th Street. After hours of waiting, officers tear-gassed the building and went in to find Reynolds dead. Officials wouldn't say how he died, only that he was found dead when officers went into the building. The shooting in Biloxi happened around 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Broadway Inn on Walmart Lane near Highway 90. Police said three people were killed at the hotel.  wsfa.com

Kissimmee, FL: 2 deputies involved in deadly shooting outside Kissimmee Target
One person is dead, and three others were injured after a shooting at a Target store Wednesday night in Kissimmee, Florida. Osceola County Sheriff Marcos R. Lopez told reporters that two of his deputies were involved in the shooting and are OK. He declined to provide any information on the shooting itself or what led up to the shooting, citing a pending investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the agency tasked with investigating police-involved shootings. At least three others were injured in the incident outside the store at 4795 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (US Highway 192). Another person had a shrapnel injury, and two others were hurt while running away from the area, according to Osceola County Fire Rescue. The parking lot was blocked off with yellow investigative tape and more than a dozen vehicles were in the area, according to a FOX 35 crew. fox35orlando.com

Chicago, IL: Man in custody, charges pending after woman killed in Brickyard shooting
A man is in custody and charges are pending after a woman in her 40s was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Brickyard Mall on Chicago's Northwest Side Wednesday morning, according to police. Chicago police said the suspect turned himself in to the Schiller Park Police Department before talking to detectives at the Chicago Police Department. Now, people in the Northwest Side neighborhood are still processing a tragedy that unfolded in the parking lot of a popular shopping mall. Police said a 47-year-old woman was outside a Target store in the 6500-block of West Diversey Avenue when someone approached and fired shots in her direction about 9:29 a.m. Officers arrived to find the woman lying on the ground next to her white Jeep. The passenger door was open, and she had been shot multiple times. Investigators have not yet released the relationship between the victim and alleged shooter, but did tell ABC7 it appears the shooting may have been a domestic dispute. abc7chicago.com

Fort Worth, TX: Man, 33, dies in hospital after shooting at c-store
One of the three people shot at a convenience store on April 3 has died, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's website. Rick Elias Cook, 33, died of a gunshot wound of the neck, according to the website. His death has been ruled a homicide. Cook and two women were shot after a crowd gathered at the convenience store in the 2200 block of Miller Avenue, according to police. Cook was found at the scene and taken to the hospital, where he died Sunday, April 24. The two women were taken to the hospital in private vehicles, according to police. Police said they are not yet releasing any other information as there may be gang connections and the investigation is ongoing. star-telegram.com

Washington County, MS: Mississippi men wanted for murder at local restaurant
The Leland Police Department is asking for help in locating Roosevelt Smith, Kervin Bryant, and Drake Harrison for a fatal shooting on April 24, 2022, at Dodge's Store on Highway 82 in Leland, Miss. All of the suspects are considered armed and dangerous. wreg.com

Update: Cincinnati, OH: Police searching for suspect in execution-style killing outside Westwood Walmart
A man has been indicted in the November killing of Jamontae Brown and officials say he's still on the run. Josiah Hassell, 26, is wanted on murder charges in connection with Brown's death. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Hassell has not been apprehended and pleaded with the public to contact police if they know his whereabouts. Deters said Brown was waiting for a ride outside the Westwood Walmart on Ferguson Road two days after Thanksgiving when he was shot. Video of the incident shows Brown standing on the sidewalk in front of the entry doors wearing a medical face mask. People pass by him coming and going from the store. news.yahoo.com

Milwaukee, WI: Prosecutors Drop Homicide Charge against man accused of shooting Burger King Employee; to be sentenced for possession of a firearm
The man who shot a 16-year-old Burger King employee accepted a plea deal. Prosecutors agreed to drop the homicide charge against Derrick Ellis. Investigators said he opened fire on a suspected robber in January at the Burger King near North 51st Boulevard and West Capitol Drive But instead, he killed cashier Niesha Harris-Brazell. Ellis pleaded and was found guilty of possession of a firearm. Sentencing in that trial is scheduled for June 16. wisn.com

Philadelphia, PA: Off-Duty Security Guard's Bulletproof Vest May Have Saved Life in Beer store Shootout
An off-duty security guard who was buying beer from a West Philadelphia store was shot during a shootout during what may have been a robbery attempt. Police said the guard was "fortunate" to be wearing a bulletproof vest that may have saved his life. The 55-year-old man had finished a security guard shift at a different location when he entered a store in a shopping center at 58th Street and Baltimore Avenue around 9 p.m. Wednesday. After buying beer and walking out of the store, he spotted three people, possibly robbers, approaching the business. At least one of them was armed, police said. The security guard, who has a license to carry, then pulled out his own weapon and a shootout ensued with over 40 shots fired, according to investigators. The security guard was shot three times in the abdomen, back and leg. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition. The guard was wearing a bulletproof vest as part of his uniform during the shootout, which likely saved his life, police said.  nbcphiladelphia.com

Blackville, SC: Suspect sentenced to 30 years for murder of C-Store owner


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

New York, NY: Billionaire John Catsimatidis offers $10K reward after Armed Robbery at Grocery store
Billionaire supermarket mogul John Castimatidis said Wednesday he's offering a $10,000 reward for the armed thugs who walked off with $4,000 from one of his Big Apple grocery stores. A fired-up Castimatidis said during a press conference that he's fed up with crime in the city and said the final straw was the April 16 robbery at an Upper East Side outlet that left his employees "shaken up." "They went into one of our stores, tied up our manager and one of our cashiers and with guns to their heads opened up the safe," he said. "Enough is enough," Castimatidis railed. "We gotta straighten out our city and we're putting our foot down and we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore." nypost.com

Update: Vancouver, BC, Canada: Police in Vancouver seek suspects in masked invasion of downtown Gucci store
Police in Vancouver have released months-old footage of a take-over-style robbery involving bear spray at a downtown retailer. The security footage shows two masked men entering a Gucci store on Dec. 9. They deploy bear spray in the face of a staff member before grabbing what police say was about $20,000 in merchandise off the shelves. Police say the 33-year-old security guard was incapacitated by the attack and fled through an emergency exit to hide in a stairwell with three other employees. They say the staff members were treated by paramedics. cranbrooktownsman.com

Lowndes County, GA: Dollar General clerk, one other arrested in string of robberies
Two more men have been arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies at Dollar General stores, according to Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins. One of the suspects was an employee of a store that was robbed. Davis and Tyre-Andre "Ty" Ranch, who was arrested April 14 and charged with a string of robberies, including a home invasion, allegedly worked together at that first Dollar General, Hawkins said. "They worked together, and that's where they came up with this plan," Hawkins said. Davis was allegedly the clerk behind the counter when the first robbery occurred, Hawkins said, and Ranch even hit him on the head with his gun to make the robbery look more real. "It was just a tap," Hawkins said. cdispatch.com



C-Store - Calcasieu Parish, LA - Robbery
C-Store - Alpharetta, GA - Burglary
C-Store - Evansville, IN - Robbery
C-Store - Chesterfield, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Chesterfield, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - New Orleans, LA - Burglary
Family Dollar - Wilmington, DE - Robbery
Gas Station - Long Island, NY - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Hurricane, WV - Robbery
Gas Station - Driggs, ID - Armed Robbery
Hardware - Amelia, VA - Burglary
Home Depot - Wilmington, DE - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Brea, CA - Burglary
Jewelry - Arcadia, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Plantation, FL - Robbery
Jewelry - Kissimmee, FL - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Phoenix, AZ - Robbery
Laundry - New York, NY - Armed Robbery
Liquor - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery / Shooting
Marijuana - Lacey, WA - Robbery
Restaurant - Philadelphia, PA - Burglary
Restaurant - Los Angeles, Ca - Robbery
Restaurant - Oakland, CA - Burglary
Sporting Goods - Joplin, MO - Robbery
Walgreens - Rio Rancho, NM - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Windham, CT - Armed Robbery


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• 20 robberies
• 6 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 0 killed

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