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Michael Staines, CFI named Director of Loss Prevention for
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Before being named Director Of Loss Prevention for The RC Group, Michael served as Director of Loss Prevention/ Security/ Facilities for South Moon Under for nearly seven years. Prior to that, he served as Sr Regional LP Manager North East with Jos. A. Bank for more than nine years. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of Loss Prevention for DTLR for four years. Congratulations, Michael!

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The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

State & Local Efforts to Fight ORC Surge

'Undo the Damage Done by Prop 47'
Californians Against Retail And Residential Theft Launch Effort To Educate Lawmakers And The Public About Growing Wave of Theft

"It's time to put an end to retail and residential theft on Main Street and in our neighborhoods"

Californians Against Retail and Residential Theft (CARRT) launched its campaign to raise lawmakers' and the public's knowledge of the growing theft problem in the state.

"Many of our small businesses serve as the backbone for the local communities," said Pat Fong Kushida, President and CEO of the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. "We firmly believe that California needs safe stores and neighborhoods for the state to thrive."

CARRT is a new broad-based coalition of business associations, local groups, and victim organizations advocating for California officials to act now to undo the damage done by Proposition 47.

"A National Retailers Association survey of businesses found a nearly 60% increase in losses over the past five years," said Julian Canete, President and CEO of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. "Retail theft losses may be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Something needs to be done before mom and pop stores are stolen from our communities."

CARRT focuses on property crimes that often get overlooked, including porch pirates, petty theft, burglary, smash and grabs, catalytic converter thefts, purse snatchers, pickpockets, etc.

The nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California released a report that found a direct correlation between Proposition 47 and a marked increase in larceny thefts across California.

In the first four months of 2022, several law enforcement agencies noticed a marked increase in property crimes. The Los Angeles Police Department reported property crimes were up more than 11% compared to the same time period from the year before, with burglaries up 8%. San Francisco Police Department reported larceny-theft is up more than 25% as compared to the same time period last year.

"It's time to put an end to retail and residential theft on Main Street and in our neighborhoods," said Matt Ross, spokesperson for CARRT. "That starts with a series of discussions in the Capitol and our neighborhoods to identify realistic solutions to the growing theft problem." businesswire.com

Michigan's New ORC Legislation to Fight 'Retail Crime Bosses'
Senate approves Runestad bill to prosecute organized retail crime bosses under the state's racketeering laws
The Michigan Senate on Tuesday approved Sen. Jim Runestad's legislation to penalize organized retail crime under the state's racketeering statute.

"Organized retail crime is a growing menace that is creating havoc across the country," said Runestad, R-White Lake. "We see this terrible trend more and more in the news - freight train tracks littered with ransacked packages and brazen mobs bursting into stores on grab-and-go raids. Sadly, retail theft has grown into a $30 billion industry in America.

"But even more unfortunate is how the bad people who benefit from this industry prey on vulnerable youth and other susceptible members of our communities - coercing at-risk kids and people with drug addictions and forcing them to commit these crimes as shields to protect themselves. We need stronger penalties in place to go after the real bad guys - these depraved retail crime bosses."

Michigan's Organized Retail Crime Act, which was passed in 2012, prescribed felony sentencing for organizing, supervising, financing or assisting another person in committing organized retail crime. Senate Bill 691 would add similar language to the state's racketeering penal code in order to provide more legal leverage against criminals at the top of these efforts.

"While these crimes are a violation of the Organized Retail Crime Act, these criminals still cannot be charged under Michigan's racketeering statute. My bill simply seeks to fix that oversight from 2012 and give the state more power to prosecute those who are behind these crime rings to the fullest extent of the law," Runestad said. "It is also my hope that this bill will make a difference by helping save youth and other vulnerable individuals from falling victim to the career criminals who seek to exploit them and benefit from these crimes."  misenategop.com

New Mexico's ORC Task Force Expands
Carlsbad Police Department joins NM AG's Office to fight retail crimes
Carlsbad's Police Department joined a statewide retail crime task force organized by the New Mexico Attorney General's Office designed to combat a crime which cost New Mexico businesses around $1 billion in 2021.

The Organized Retail Crime (ORCTF) Task Force is a statewide initiative dedicated to the identification, investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of individuals and enterprises engaged in organized retail crime, read a press release from New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas.

City of Carlsbad Police Chief Shane Skinner said the Attorney General's office requested his department be part of ORCTF as an affiliate member.

"AG Balderas has taken aggressive action against organized retail crime, vowing to hold violent repeat offenders responsible, and it's the Attorney General's dedication to our state's public safety and economic security that are the driving force behind the Task Force," she said. currentargus.com

   (Update) New Illinois law goes after people involved in ORC

Buffalo Attack Aftermath & America's Mass Shooting Epidemic

How the FBI is Responding to the Buffalo Mass Shooting
Statement on the FBI Response to the Shooting in Buffalo, New York
Director Christopher Wray, Deputy Director Paul Abbate, and other FBI officials led a National Partners Conference Call with faith leaders, civil rights leaders, and private sector partners to discuss the tragic shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, over the weekend. Director Wray offered his deepest condolences to the victims and their families and to the entire community of Buffalo for what he called a "despicable attack."

"I want to be clear, for my part, from everything we know, this was a targeted attack, a hate crime, and an act of racially motivated violent extremism," said Director Wray. "While there remain a lot of unknowns, as there always do in an investigation at this stage, what is absolutely certain is that we at the FBI are committed to comprehensively and aggressively investigating Saturday's attack."

The FBI's Buffalo Field Office immediately responded to the shooting and additional resources have been provided by FBI Headquarters, the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, and other FBI field offices. The FBI's Counterterrorism and Criminal Investigative Divisions are also providing their expertise to the investigation.

FBI evidence response teams and victim specialists have responded and are assisting in Buffalo. In addition, technical experts are examining digital devices and social media accounts associated with the suspect charged in the attack. The FBI also set up a webpage to enable members of the public to send in any video that might help the investigation. fbi.gov

NY Gov's Response: Tougher Red Flag Laws - Social Media Investigation
After Buffalo Shooting, NY Governor Looks to Strengthen 'Red Flag' Measures

Gov. Kathy Hochul's multifaceted response includes move that would let law enforcement take firearms from individuals they believe are a threat to themselves or others

New York officials said they would strengthen the state's "red flag" law and launch an investigation into the role of social-media platforms in promoting and streaming the recent mass shooting in Buffalo.

The multifaceted response was announced by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul four days after a gunman killed 10 people in what police said was a racially motivated attack on a supermarket in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo. Payton Gendron, 18 years old, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the mass shooting. He has pleaded not guilty.

The Democratic governor called for federal legislation requiring universal background checks for the purchase of firearms and said she would work with state lawmakers to tighten New York's already strict gun laws.

Ms. Hochul said the state will also open a new office dedicated to tracking domestic terrorism and that Attorney General Letitia James, acting on a referral from Ms. Hochul, would investigate companies where Mr. Gendron wrote about his plans for the shooting.

"The most serious threat we face as a nation is from within," Ms. Hochul said. "It's white supremacism, it's white nationalism, and it's time we confronted it head on." wsj.com

   RELATED: Hochul Vows to Crack Down on Extremist Acts of Violence in New York

   RELATED: New York AG to probe social media companies' role in Buffalo shooting

Tops Shooting Turns Buffalo Neighborhood into Food Desert
Buffalo shooting leaves neighborhood without a grocery store
Tops Friendly Market was more than a place to buy groceries. As the only supermarket for miles, it became a sort of community hub on Buffalo's East Side - where you chatted with neighbors and caught up on people's lives.

Now residents are grappling with being targeted in a place that has been so vital to the community. Before Tops opened on the East Side in 2003, residents had to travel to other communities to buy nutritious food or settle for snacks and higher-priced staples like milk and eggs from corner stores and gas stations.

While Tops is temporarily closed during the investigation, the community is working to make sure residents don't go without. A makeshift food bank was set up not far from the supermarket. The Buffalo Community Fridge received enough monetary donations that it will distribute some funds to other local organizations. Tops also arranged for a bus to shuttle East Side residents to and from another of its Buffalo locations.

Like many residents, she pauses to think when asked where the next-closest major grocery is located: None is within walking distance, and it takes three different buses to get to the Price Rite. apnews.com

'A Nation Arming Itself to the Teeth' with 400M Guns in Circulation
U.S. Gun Production Triples Since 2000, Fueled by Handgun Purchases
The United States is in the middle of a great gun-buying boom that shows no sign of letting up as the annual number of firearms manufactured has nearly tripled since 2000 and spiked sharply in the past three years, according to the first comprehensive federal tally of gun commerce in two decades.

The report, released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Tuesday - three days after a mass shooting in Buffalo left 10 dead - painted a vivid statistical portrait of a nation arming itself to the teeth. Buyers capitalized on the loosening of gun restrictions by the Supreme Court, Congress and Republican-controlled state legislatures.

The data documented a drastic shift in consumer demand among gun owners that has had profound commercial, cultural and political implications: Starting in 2009, Glock-type semiautomatic handguns, purchased for personal protection, began to outsell rifles, which have been typically used in hunting.

The police recovered 19,344 privately manufactured firearms, untraceable homemade weapons known as "ghost guns," in 2021, a tenfold increase since 2016. Law enforcement officials say that has contributed to the surge in gun-related killings, especially in California, where ghost guns make up as many as half of weapons recovered at crime scenes.

Currently, there are around 400 million guns in the United States, according to a 2018 survey conducted by the nonpartisan Small Arms Survey, which monitors gun ownership.

This month, the gun control group Brady released an examination of Pennsylvania firearms tracing data revealing that six small retailers in south and northeast Philadelphia sold more than 11,000 weapons that were later recovered in criminal investigations or confiscated from owners who had obtained them illegally from 2014 to 2020.

Over the past two years, gun thefts from cars and homes have surged in many major cities, fueling violent crime, according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal. nytimes.com

Coast-to-Coast Mass Shootings Prompt More Calls to Action
After mass shootings in Buffalo and California, Connecticut senators continue fight for federal protections against gun violence
In the wake of a violent weekend of coast-to-coast mass shootings, Connecticut legislators said they are grappling with a phenomenon that has become all too familiar: the normalization of gun violence.

Lawmakers say they are left calling, desperately, for the same common-sense gun laws they've been championing for years as fatalities increase across the United States, hitting home in Hartford, where the number of deadly shootings has spiked already this year.

"It's a moral indictment of our nation that we have failed to act with federal protections against gun violence," said Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday, two days after a gunman shot 13 people in a supermarket in Buffalo, killing 10, and one day after one person died and five were wounded in a shooting in a church in Laguna Woods, California.

With the 10-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre fast approaching, legislatures say they are still fighting for some of the same things they began advocating for years ago, like universal background checks and stricter laws surrounding the types of weapons people are allowed to buy.

Blumenthal said the upward trend in gun violence is a scary one that can't be plotted or predicted. According to the Gun Violence Archive, which independently collects nationwide shooting data, there have been nearly 200 mass shootings in 2022, only 4½ months into the year. courant.com

Mass Shooting Survivors Fund
Tops Creates Survivors Fund in Wake of Deadly Shooting
Following a racially motivated mass shooting at the Tops Markets store on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, N.Y., that left 10 people dead and three wounded, Tops has teamed with the nonprofit National Compassion Fund (NCF) to establish the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund, which will provide direct financial assistance to the survivors of those killed and people directly affected by the tragedy. Tops has contributed $500,000 to get the fund started. progressivegrocer.com

   Tops worker says 911 dispatcher hung up on her during shooting

   A Partial List of Mass Shootings in the United States in 2022

   See the D&D Daily's initial Buffalo shooting coverage here



COVID Update

582.7M Vaccinations Given

US: 84.6M Cases - 1M Dead - 81.4M Recovered
Worldwide: 525.2M Cases - 6.2M Dead - 495M Recovered

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Vaccine-preventable COVID-19 deaths per 1 million adults

319K Preventable COVID Deaths
COVID vaccines could have prevented 319K deaths
Vaccines could have prevented roughly 319,000 COVID-19 deaths between January 2021 and last month, according to a new analysis from researchers at Brown School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Microsoft AI for Health.

In other words: At least every second person who died from COVID-19 since vaccines became available might have been saved by getting the vaccines, they said. States where the most lives could've been saved by vaccines include West Virginia, Wyoming, Tennessee, Kentucky and Oklahoma, according to a dashboard released by the health organizations.

"The vaccine rollout has been both a remarkable success and a remarkable failure," Brown's Stefanie Friedhoff, one of the analysis' authors, told NPR. axios.com

Brick-and-Mortar's Post-COVID Future
A Post-COVID Business Guide to Brick-and-Mortar Stores
Brick-and-mortar sales have fallen by 14% so far this year. This is obviously a huge worry for retail store owners who wonder how their businesses will fare over the coming months and years -- especially as customers have flocked to online stores during lockdown, quarantine, and self-isolation.

Does this signal the beginning of the end of brick-and-mortar stores in favor of online shopping? We don't think so. If the pandemic has taught us one thing about businesses, it's that they're committed to getting creative and staying resilient in the face of adversity.

While restaurants offered online ordering, home delivery, and curbside pickup, personal trainers used Zoom to continue training clients at home in lieu of open gyms. A raft of stories out there shows that businesses can pivot to deal with the unexpected.

While it's too early to judge what a "post-pandemic" world will look like for the retail industry, one thing's for sure: Retailers can't afford to rest on business-as-usual laurels. The pandemic has rapidly changed consumers' shopping habits, and both online and offline retail strategies will need to follow suit.

Despite uncertainties, there's still a future for brick-and-mortar

This is a stressful time for all businesses. There are no guarantees as to what the future holds, but there are opportunities for brick-and-mortar stores to adapt and evolve around the pandemic. Their biggest opportunity is to adapt to providing omnichannel experiences to customers and embrace the click-and-mortar business model where it makes sense.

As always, with opportunities come risks. Brick-and-mortar stores will need to be flexible and adaptable to accelerated changing conditions if they're to successfully weather the COVID-19 storm. fool.com

One of the Most COVID Cautious Cities Becomes Hotspot
Why COVID case rate in San Francisco is much higher than the U.S. right now
Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease expert at UCSF, said that San Francisco's current high case rates are likely due to the city being relatively protected from the disease for the last two years, combined with city residents taking more risks as local pandemic-era restrictions and messaging wane.

Because San Francisco did such a good job preventing its residents from infection for most of the pandemic, he explained, fewer San Franciscans have acquired immunity from prior disease, so they are overall more likely to catch COVID-19 right now than other residents of other cities.

And while a greater share of San Franciscans are vaccinated than the U.S. as a whole, the COVID-19 vaccines have become less effective at preventing infections as coronavirus strains have mutated, he added. sfchronicle.com

After COVID demand surge, growth at Home Depot & Lowe's begins to normalize

U.S. health officials say a third of people live in areas with so much virus they should consider masks indoors

Axios-Ipsos poll: 1 in 3 say the pandemic's over

Survey: On average, remote workers are about 20% happier


Fallout Continues Over Family Dollar Rat Infestation
Family Dollar warehouse linked to rodent infestation to close

Warehouse linked to rat infestation that led to recalls & 400+ store closures

Family Dollar announced to employees Wednesday that it will close its West Memphis, Arkansas distribution center, which was linked to a rodent infestation that led to recalls and store closures earlier this year.

The West Memphis facility will close on or about July 17, at which time 230 employees will be separated from the company, according to a letter sent from Family Dollar to West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon. Another 90 employees will be separated on Oct. 15.

McClendon said the city asked if anything could convince the company to stay, but was told the decision was final. The company attributed the decision to the age of its building, he said. Family Dollar says eligible employees will receive a severance package. McClendon calls the separation from one of the city's largest employers shocking and frustrating.

In February, 404 stores temporarily closed after an inspector with the Food and Drug Administration found more than 1,000 dead rodents at the West Memphis facility over a five-day span in January.

A report from the FDA states more than 2,300 live rodents were captured in the facility from March to September 2021.

In April, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming Family Dollar made significant profits while "knowingly exposing Arkansas consumers to potentially hazardous or contaminated products by allowing and failing to prevent long-lasting and massive rodent infestations and other unsanitary conditions at its West Memphis Distribution center."

The 850,000 square foot warehouse opened in West Memphis in 1994. It serves stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. thehill.com

17 Retailers Commit to Cut Down on In-Store Racial Bias
Retailers pledge to address racial profiling, unfair treatment of store customers
In an effort to reduce unfair treatment of customers based on their race, 17 major companies have signed on to "the Mitigate Racial Bias in Retail Charter," devised this year by the organization Open to All and beauty retailer Sephora.

The 17 companies, with a total of 28 individual brands collectively, includes American Eagle Outfitters, Ascena Retail Group (Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, Loft, Lou & Grey), Capri Holdings (Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Versace), Crocs, Dick's, Gap Inc., H&M, J. Crew, Levi Strauss & Co., Michaels, Movado Group, Tapestry (Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman), rue 21, Sephora and Zara, among others.

The charter is a commitment to take "concrete steps to ensure a more welcoming environment for all by reducing racially biased experiences and unfair treatment for shoppers," and follows Sephora's Racial Bias in Retail Study conducted last year.

The pervasiveness of racism in wider society means that leeway often translates to unfair treatment of shoppers who are Black, Indigenous and people of color, as discussed in Sephora's study. The researchers found that 40% of store customers in the U.S. have experienced unfair treatment on the basis of their race or skin tone, and that BIPOC shoppers are three times more likely than white ones to feel judged by their appearance.

That report was conducted following reports of such issues at Sephora itself, including a tweet from R&B singer SZA, who said in 2019 that a Sephora employee racially profiled her and called security while she was shopping.

To change that, retailers that sign the charter "acknowledge that racially biased and unfair treatment exists broadly in our society and as such, can impact the retail experience," according to the press release. All have pledged to devise actions to "mitigate racial bias from the shopper experience, help foster inclusive shopping experiences for all, and work together to share best practices across the retail industry to drive change." retaildive.com

Gig Job Market Explosion Driving Fraud Nationwide?
DOJ: Brazilian National Pleads Guilty in Nationwide Fraud that Exploited App-Based Food Delivery Customers During Pandemic
Gustavo De Avila Moreira Farinha today became the last of five Brazilian nationals to plead guilty in a nationwide fraud and identity theft scheme. De Avila pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jill Burkhardt to wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering and multiple aggravated identity theft charges.

In May 2021, five Brazilian nationals, including De Avila, were charged with engaging in a nationwide conspiracy to establish fraudulent driver accounts with multiple internet and app-based rideshare and food delivery companies, including by using identities stolen from the customers of those companies.

According to his plea agreement, De Avila admitted that between 2018 and May 2021, he and his co-conspirators, all of whom were Brazilian nationals living in the United States illegally, operated a scheme to defraud major app-based rideshare and food delivery companies. In Spring 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, the conspirators shifted away from the rideshare companies, which saw a dramatic decrease in traffic, to food, grocery and other delivery companies, which saw a corresponding and significant increase in demand. De Avila and his co-conspirators exploited the surge in demand by creating new driver accounts with stolen identities, collecting referral bonuses from the fraudulent accounts, and by using, renting, and selling the accounts to others on these platforms.

De Avila and his co-conspirators also admitted that once they received payment from the rideshare and delivery companies, they laundered the money both to promote the conspiracy and to conceal the fact that the source of the funds were an elaborate fraudulent scheme. While the fraudulent scheme targeted popular app-based rideshare and food delivery services, De Avila and his co-conspirators also stole and used the identities of close to 100 victims to create fraudulent driver accounts on the various platforms over the three-year conspiracy. justice.gov

Customers Embracing 'Unattended Retail'

Why unattended retail is exploding in response to consumer acceptance

A host of technologies and service concepts have come on the scene as of late. What entities will service the rising number of unattended retail sites?

Self service technology continues to expand at a fast pace, with more locations offering it than ever. A host of technologies and service concepts have come on the scene as of late: "smart" coolers, third party delivery, artificial intelligence, computer vision and biometric identity verification.

Unattended retail set to expand

These questions took center stage during a session at the National Automatic Merchandising Association show at Chicago's McCormick Place in April, titled, "Unattended Retail in Foodservice."

Moderator Bill Moxey, director of strategy and planning at PepsiCo Inc., made one thing clear at the outset: Thousands of locations will be adding unattended retail concepts and technologies in the near future as the consumer's preference for self service is stronger than ever.

What McDonald's found

"When consumers feel less pressure, they feel more comfortable...and we buy more," he said. They will spend 20% to 40% more per transaction in an unattended setting. According to the research, half of consumers think unattended is faster and more than a third of consumers think unattended is more efficient, Moxey said. Two thirds say it is more comfortable, and one third like the ability to browse and purchase without interacting with employees.

Consumers anxious to use unattended retail

These consumers, a third of the U.S. population, will use unattended venues more if there were loyalty programs, if the "right" products were offered and if unattended was offered in more channels. If they use it at work, they will use it in the amusement park or the hotel. retailcustomerexperience.com

Addressing Retail's Latest Crisis: Baby Formula Shortages
Biden invokes Defense Production Act to address infant formula shortage
President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that his administration would be taking new actions to attempt to alleviate ongoing infant formula shortages in the United States, including invoking the Defense Production Act.

The President is invoking the act -- which allows the government more control over industrial production during emergencies -- to direct suppliers of formula ingredients to prioritize delivery to the manufacturers of formula.

Biden also announced the creation of Operation Fly Formula, which directs the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture to utilize the Defense Department's commercial planes to import formula from abroad.

In a White House video announcing the actions, Biden said he has directed his team "to do everything possible to ensure there's enough safe baby formula and that it's quickly reaching families that need it the most. This is one of my top priorities." cnn.com

Selling 850 Russian McDonald's Restaurants
McDonald's era in Russia coming to a close, restaurants sold

McDonald's has begun the process of selling its restaurants in Russia after more than 30 years in the country.

The Chicago burger giant said its existing licensee Alexander Govor, who operates 25 restaurants in Siberia, has agreed to buy McDonald's 850 Russian restaurants and operate them under a new name. McDonald's didn't disclose the sale price.

McDonald's temporarily shuttered its Russian locations in March because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a decision the company said cost it $55 million per month. On Monday, McDonald's announced it would sell those stores and leave Russia.

The sale agreement is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close within a few weeks, McDonald's said. ksat.com

Stocks resume their rout as falling profits reignite fears of inflation
Target reported that inflation was taking a toll, a day after Walmart reported the same.

Amazon Fresh reveals first locations in New Jersey and New York

Amazon Fresh Readies East Coast Stores With Hiring Events

America's CEOs are bracing for a recession amid inflation fight

Gas prices pass $4 per gallon in every U.S. state for the first time

Quarterly Results

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Canadian Goose Q4 DTC up 8%, e-Commerce down 12.3%, wholesale up 3.5%, sales up 6.8%

Khol's Q1 net sales & comp's down 5.2%

Bath & Body Works Q1 net sales down 1%

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Lessons from Uber's Data Breach & Security Cover-Up Scandal
Uber CISO's trial underscores the importance of truth, transparency, and trust

Failure to adhere to the three T's can have serious consequences, as this case shows.

Truth, transparency and trust are the three T's that all CISOs and CSOs should embrace as they march through their daily grind of keeping their enterprise and the data safe and secure. Failure to adhere to the three T's can have serious consequences.

Case in point: A federal judge recently ordered Uber Technologies to work with its former CSO, Joseph Sullivan (who held the position from April 2015 to November 2017), and review a plethora of Uber documents that Sullivan has requested in unredacted form for use in his defense in the upcoming criminal trial.

The case against Uber's former CSO

By way of background,
Uber's former CSO faces a five-felony count superseding indictment associated with his handling of the company's 2016 data breach. The court document, filed in December 2021, alleges Sullivan "engaged in a scheme designed to ensure that the data breach did not become public knowledge, was concealed, and was not disclosed to the FTC and to impacted users and drivers." Furthermore, the two individuals, who are believed to have affected the hack and subsequently requested payment for non-disclosure ultimately received $100,000 from Uber's bug bounty program. These individuals were identified in media as, Vasile Mereacre, a Canadian citizen living in Toronto, and Brandon Glover, a Florida resident, both of whom were later indicted for their breach of Lynda (a company acquired by Linkedin).

Uber's late breach notification

It would be November 2017, when the new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi provided context surrounding the breach and acknowledged that the advisory from the company was a year late. Apparently, the discussion in the house at the time of the breach cataloged the event as a "bug bounty" payout and not a breach, and thus no need to disclose it. Semantics or subterfuge, the subsequent settlements, and Khosrowshahi's statement indicate the latter may be at play.

breach included names, email addresses, and mobile phone numbers of 57 million Uber users around the world, which included 600,000 of the company's drivers' names and license numbers. Included within the statement was the revelation of how two individuals associated with the breach incident response had been terminated that same day (no names provided).

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

DOJ Policy Change to 'Promote Privacy & Cybersecurity'
Department of Justice Announces New Policy for Charging Cases under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The Department of Justice today announced the revision of its policy regarding charging violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

The policy for the first time directs that good-faith security research should not be charged. Good faith security research means accessing a computer solely for purposes of good-faith testing, investigation, and/or correction of a security flaw or vulnerability, where such activity is carried out in a manner designed to avoid any harm to individuals or the public, and where the information derived from the activity is used primarily to promote the security or safety of the class of devices, machines, or online services to which the accessed computer belongs, or those who use such devices, machines, or online services.

"Computer security research is a key driver of improved cybersecurity," said Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco. "The department has never been interested in prosecuting good-faith computer security research as a crime, and today's announcement promotes cybersecurity by providing clarity for good-faith security researchers who root out vulnerabilities for the common good."

The new policy states explicitly the longstanding practice that "the department's goals for CFAA enforcement are to promote privacy and cybersecurity by upholding the legal right of individuals, network owners, operators, and other persons to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information stored in their information systems." Accordingly, the policy clarifies that hypothetical CFAA violations that have concerned some courts and commentators are not to be charged. Embellishing an online dating profile contrary to the terms of service of the dating website; creating fictional accounts on hiring, housing, or rental websites; using a pseudonym on a social networking site that prohibits them; checking sports scores at work; paying bills at work; or violating an access restriction contained in a term of service are not themselves sufficient to warrant federal criminal charges. The policy focuses the department's resources on cases where a defendant is either not authorized at all to access a computer or was authorized to access one part of a computer - such as one email account - and, despite knowing about that restriction, accessed a part of the computer to which his authorized access did not extend, such as other users' emails.

However, the new policy acknowledges that claiming to be conducting security research is not a free pass for those acting in bad faith. For example, discovering vulnerabilities in devices in order to extort their owners, even if claimed as "research," is not in good faith. The policy advises prosecutors to consult with the Criminal Division's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) about specific applications of this factor. justice.gov

Feds Warn About Hackers Accessing Credit Cards
FBI: Hackers used malicious PHP code to grab credit card data

Unidentified attackers accessed credit card data and created a backdoor into the victim's systems, says law enforcement agency.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is warning that someone is scraping credit card data from the checkout pages of US businesses' websites.

"As of January 2022, unidentified cyber actors unlawfully scraped credit card data from a US business by injecting malicious PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) code into the business' online checkout page and sending the scraped data to an actor-controlled server that spoofed a legitimate card processing server," the FBI said in an alert.

It said the "unidentified cyber actors" also established backdoor access to the victim's system by modifying two files within the checkout page. JavaScript-based Magecart card-skimming attacks have been the main threat to e-commerce sites in recent years, but PHP code remains a major source of card skimming activity.
The attackers began targeting US businesses in September 2020 by inserting malicious PHP code into the customized online checkout pages. But earlier this year, the actors changed tactics using a different PHP function.

The actors create a basic backdoor using a debugging function that allows the system to download two webshells onto the US firm's web server, giving the attackers backdoors for further exploitation.

The FBI's recommended mitigations include changing default login credentials on all systems, monitoring requests performed against your e-commerce environment to identify possible malicious activity, segregating and segmenting network systems to limit how easily cyber criminals can move from one to another, and securing all websites transferring sensitive information by using secure socket layer (SSL) protocol.

Security firm Sucuri observed that 41% of new credit card skimming malware samples in 2021 were from PHP backend credit card skimmers. This suggested that solely scanning for frontend JavaScript infections could be missing a large proportion of credit card skimming malware. zdnet.com

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Responding to the Pot Shop Robbery Surge
Amid robbery rise, WA state offering voluntary security checks for pot shops
As pot shop robberies surge across Washington, the State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) is offering cannabis retailers a free security assessment through a third-party firm. LCB has partnered with Tacoma-based Setracon to give the state's 180 pot shops the opportunity to have thorough physical security and crime prevention assessment.

Upwards of 50 pot shop robberies were reported through just the first three months of the year by LCB. One of those incidents, at World of Weed in Tacoma, left a 29-year-old employee, Jordan Brown, dead.

Federal law forces pot shops to operate almost entirely with cash only, making them more susceptible to robberies.

On the annual 4/20 marijuana holiday last month, Sen. Patty Murray held a press conference at a Seattle-area pot shop and emphasized she will push for marijuana banking reform. The SAFE Banking Act bill would allow depository institutions to work with licensed cannabis retailers free of prosecution. The measure has passed the House of Representatives six times, but repeatedly has failed in the Senate.

LCB and Setracon say among the services provided to local pot shops will be:

1. Working with retailers to assess potential security risks;
2. Review criminal threats facing the retailer;
3. valuate and document present mitigations and suggest solutions for improvement;
4. Providing retailers with a report of findings.

The LCB also recently announced it has partnered with the Washington State Crime Prevention Association (WSCPA) to offer security and safety training to cannabis licensees and their employees. msn.com

Balancing Workplace Safety with Changing Drug Laws
Changing Patterns of Abuse Make It Harder to Stay Drug-Free

Widespread legalization of marijuana muddies the waters for employers.

AdvertisementOne of the biggest dilemmas facing employers today is how to maintain a safe workplace while laws and popular attitudes toward psychoactive drugs like marijuana appear to be lining up against them. This is particularly true for employers in industries with a safety-sensitive jobs such as construction, warehousing, transportation and manufacturing.

The complex problem of drugs in the workplace is not going away anytime soon. "Employers should have the right and ability to maintain a substance-free workplace and the use of drug testing, including oral fluid in addition to urine," she argued, noting that NSC supports the ability of employers to ensure safe and healthy workplaces.

"It is important for workers to know that certain employers are required to test for marijuana under federal law," Sample said. "If they use marijuana, they can still lose their jobs."

Along with legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, some states also have passed additional laws to prohibit employers from discriminating against workers who use cannabis off the job-except for those who are restricted by law. Also, debate continues to rage over what is the most appropriate and effective testing method for employers to use. ehstoday.com

Marijuana Warehouse Burglary & Shootout
Eighty Months Imposed On Oakland Man Involved In Shootout While Burglarizing Marijuana Grow Warehouse
Vernell Thrower pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court today to 80 months (6 years, 8 months) for attempting to possess marijuana plants with the intent to sell them, for carrying a firearm during and in relation to that crime, and for the unlawful possession and transfer of a machine gun.

In his plea agreement, Thrower admitted that he and two others broke into a Richmond warehouse containing a large marijuana grow late on August 1. Once inside, they cut 200 marijuana plants and stuffed them into trash bags. As the three carried the bags of marijuana plants to their vehicle outside, a car pulled up on the street outside of the warehouse's gate. Its occupants began shooting at them. Thrower ran back inside. Thrower admitted firing two shots from the warehouse's garage back towards the location of the gunfire.

He eventually escaped, but without the marijuana plants they cut. Thrower admitted he had intended to distribute the 200 marijuana plants had they made away with them. Thrower also admitted he carried a black handgun during the attempted theft because he knew that stealing marijuana plants from a grow house created a potential for violence. justice.gov

Unlicensed Cannabis Cultivation in Oregon
Legislation is Bolstering Enforcement, but More Action is Needed
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Amazon Wages War Over Hundreds of Delivery Stations
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The company has opened more than 600 delivery stations around the US, sparking battles with locals-and the Teamsters.

At the end of 2018, there were roughly 100 such facilities in key towns and cities in the U.S. Today, there are more than 600, according to logistics consultancy MWPVL International Inc. While Amazon slowed the pace of delivery station openings last year as the pandemic-fueled surge in online shopping began to decelerate, MWPVL said there are another 160 of these facilities on the drawing board, a testament to Amazon's determination to get orders to customers the next day if not within hours of hitting the buy button.

Many of the delivery stations have opened a short drive from residential neighborhoods-prompting scattered tension with Amazon. The world's largest online retailer tends to move quickly and quietly, securing land and government approvals before news of its arrival becomes public, a strategy that makes the company some enemies out of the gate. Labor unions, already at war with Amazon and determined to organize its workers, aim to capitalize on this nascent NIMBYism and block new facilities before they open.

The Teamsters are probably too late to halt Amazon's expansion into a logistics giant able to rival UPS, which employs more Teamsters than any other company. But every time the union prevents a delivery station from opening, it generates media coverage, deepens ties with local officials and galvanizes support for organized labor.

Unions have struggled to gain a foothold at Amazon, blaming what they deem management-friendly labor laws. Even in pro-labor California, they're wary of losing elections to represent workers. While the upstart Amazon Labor Union won the right to organize an Amazon warehouse last month in New York, weeks later it lost a second election at a smaller facility right across the street. Amazon, which has urged employees to reject unions, is contesting the first vote. The company says it already offers many of the job perks unions typically seek. bloomberg.com

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Leaked email shows Amazon's retail business is cutting back hiring targets this year as growth slows and costs rise
Amazon's retail business will hire fewer people than it had initially planned for this year as it grapples with slowing growth and rising costs, Insider has learned.

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Houston, TX: HSI, HPD arrest 3 area residents, seize $1.8M in stolen electronic devices tied to suspected $65M transnational organized retail crime, money laundering scheme
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Houston and the Houston Police Department (HPD) arrested 3 individuals and seized around 1,900 stolen electronic devices valued at approximately $1.8 million May 17 as part of an ongoing investigation into a suspected $65 million transnational organized retail crime scheme to smuggle stolen cell phones and other electronics overseas and launder the illicit proceeds. Individuals arrested were Akber Jesani, 39, and Hardin Ameena, 28, both residents of Sugarland, Texas, and Shamshuddin Dosani, 52-year-old resident of Richmond, Texas. All three are charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, aggregate theft, and money laundering in violation of Texas law. The Harris County (Texas) District Attorney's Office is prosecuting all three individuals. HSI and HPD also executed search warrants on 14 bank accounts at eight different financial institutions that are alleged to contain illicit revenue from the scheme. At the time of this release, a final amount for the funds seized is not available. In total, the scheme is believed to have produced more than $65 million in illicit revenue and resulted in countless victims across the U.S. having their identities stolen and cellular communications companies being defrauded of millions of dollars in equipment. ice.gov

Minnetonka, MN: Nordstrom Workers In Minnetonka Accused Of Stealing $400K In High-End Merchandise, Selling Items Online
Two people are accused of stealing more than $400,000 in items from a suburban Minneapolis department store where they worked. Authorities say the suspects stole high-end purses, shoes, jackets and other expensive items from Nordstrom at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka. Detectives recovered more than $46,000 in cash, which is believed to be proceeds from selling the stolen items. The suspects had 215 postings on their eBay account at the time of their. Police arrested the pair on suspicion of felony theft, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Minnetonka is about 10 miles southwest of Minneapolis.  minnesota.cbslocal.com

Richland County, SC: South Carolina Candle theft ring busted
Five women in South Carolina are accused of running a theft ring that spanned half the state. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said the arrests were made Tuesday. Lott said employees at the Bath and Body Works in Sandhill called and reported several women entered the store, loaded large candles into bags and left the store. Lott said deputies were informed by Bath and Body Works' loss prevention unit that the same women had recently stolen candles from Berkeley County and were involved in several organized thefts. Deputies said they found the vehicles leaving the scene. When they tried to stop them, both drivers drove away. One of them wrecked the car, two women were detained and a significant number of candles were found. Lott said the driver of the second vehicle led deputies on a chase through Columbia, ending with a crash on Interstate 26 near the Interstate 77 interchange when the driver hit a guardrail. More candles were in the vehicle and three women were detained following the wreck, according to Lott.

During the investigation, authorities said it was discovered that all five women are from the Charleston area and came to Columbia with the intention of stealing candles from multiple stores. Lotts said the women were previously linked to thefts in Florence, Lexington County and two other thefts on May 16 at Columbia Place Mall and Sandhills in Richland County. He said the women returned to the Sandhills location Tuesday for the second day in a row, leading to their capture. Deputies said they recovered over $8,000 worth of stolen merchandise. Additional merchandise from other stores was recovered as well. wyff4.com

Oak Brook, IL: $1200 Nordstrom Theft Suspect Leads Cops On Chase
A shoplifting suspect in Oak Brook led police on a chase that involved a helicopter earlier this week, authorities said. Asia Spann, 30, of Flossmoor, was arrested on charges of felony retail theft and felony aggravated fleeing and eluding. Early Tuesday evening, Spann entered the Nordstrom store in Oak Brook and stole clothing worth more than $1,200. When an officer tried to stop Spann, she did not comply and drove at speeds of at least 65 mph in a 35 mph zone, the release said. The pursuit involved several police departments and a police helicopter. Spann was taken into custody after she ran away from her car on foot, police said. "The amount of resources involved in the successful apprehension of the suspect in this case demonstrates the lengths law enforcement will go to in DuPage County to protect not just our residents, but our businesses as well," State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in the news release. patch.com

Destin, FL: Mobile County trio caught stealing 4 hair irons, 23 fragrances (total $3,000) from ULTA in Florida

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Calvert County, MD: Two Women Arrested After Stealing $1600 of Merchandise From Ulta Beauty in Prince Frederick

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Shootings & Deaths

Dyersburg, TN: Strip Center parking lot shooting results in fatality, DPD seeks suspected gunman
The Dyersburg Police Department is currently seeking a Newbern man, 20-year-old Caleb Edwards, accused of shooting an individual Wednesday night in a parking lot of a Mall Blvd. retail complex. On May 18, at approximately 7:19 p.m., Dyersburg police responded to 470 Mall Blvd., in reference to a person who had been shot. According to a release from the DPD, officers arrived to find a victim in the parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The report listed the victim as Jimmy Burns, 43, of Dyersburg, who pronounced dead on the scene. The DPD noted Edwards was identified as a person of interest by witnesses on the scene, and is currently being sought by law enforcement. stategazette.com

Fresno, CA: Shooting homicide victim was 60-year-old man, police say
Store employees found body. A man in his 60s was found shot to death in his car outside a grocery store in west Fresno on Wednesday morning. The body of the man was discovered around 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the FreshCo Food Center near Shields and Brawley avenues, Lt. Paul Cervantes said in a police update at the scene around 9 a.m. The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification to his family. fresnobee.com

Lawrence, KS: Two dead in shooting outside Lawrence grocery store
Lawrence police identified the two deceased shooting victims as 22-year-old Zachary Michael Sutton and 53-year-old Monty Ray Amick, both of Lawrence. Investigators believe the initial interaction between the occupants of two vehicles happened near 23rd and Harper. The vehicles then drove west on 23rd where a confrontation happened near Iowa St. After the confrontation, the vehicles continued west on Clinton Parkway until the shooting in the Hy-Vee parking lot in the 3500 block of Clinton Parkway. Sutton was reportedly a passenger in a white F-150 and Amick was the driver and lone occupant of a blue Nissan XTerra SUV. kwch.com

Harrisburg, PA: Man accused in deadly shopping center shooting turns himself in
A man from Harrisburg accused in a deadly shopping center shooting in Northampton County last summer has turned himself in to Colonial Regional Police, according to the county district attorney's office. Kevin Littles turned himself in Wednesday, and he will be arraigned later in the evening. The DA said a drug deal robbery gone wrong was the motive in the shooting at the Lower Nazareth Commons shopping center in Lower Nazareth Township. Littles and Jakiye Taylor, 18, also of Harrisburg, are both facing charges of homicide, robbery and more in the shooting that left 20-year-old Elijah Johnson dead and another man injured, DA Terry Houck has said. wfmz.com

Update: Queens, NY: Arrest Made Month After Brazen Daylight Beating Kills Beloved Pawn Shop Owner
Authorities have arrested a man in the case of a Queens pawnshop owner who died weeks after a beating so savage that cops initially thought he'd been shot in the head. Rondolfo Lopez-Portillo, a 48-year-old from Queens, faces murder, robbery and criminal weapons possession charges in the March 28 attack on Arasb Shoughi at the 60-year-old's Global Pawn store on Jamaica Avenue. The suspect, whose address is on the same street, was apprehended on Wednesday in the case. Attorney information for him wasn't immediately clear. According to information previously released by the NYPD, the suspect, now identified as Lopez-Portillo, walked into the neighborhood staple just before 1 p.m. that March day and beat Shoughi in the head, repeatedly, with some unknown object. It's not clear what he allegedly stole from the store before he fled. nbcnewyork.com

Update: Norfolk, VA: Fugitive Wanted For MacArthur Mall Shooting Captured
Police in Norfolk have announced a fugitive has been arrested for a shooting at MacArthur Mall that left a man dead and two others injured. "On April 2, 2022, around 6:25 p.m. police responded to MacArthur Mall located at 300 Monticello Avenue for the report of a gunshot disturbance," police said. "When officers arrived on scene, they found a man outside of the mall suffering from a gunshot wound. The man, identified as Roosevelt A. McKinney, 33, of Norfolk, was pronounced deceased." Police also found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound and another man with a gunshot wound. Both victims were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. shorenewsnetwork.com

Grand Folks, ND: Gun store employee cited after gun discharges inside mall
A gun store employee was cited after a gun went off Wednesday evening in a gun store in the Grand Cities Mall in Grand Forks. Police say around 5:30pm, an employee of Brothers Firearms in the mall, Michael Hale, told officers he was showing a rifle to a customer when a round was discharged. The bullet went through their store across the hallway and entered another business. Hale was cited for discharge of a firearm within city limits. No one was hurt. valleynewslive.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Killeen, TX: Police say no threats at Killeen mall, shoplifter arrested
Killeen police have located and arrested a shoplifter that was referenced to be "potentially" armed at the Killeen Mall. Police said Wednesday night that there were no threats at the mall after reports of an "active shooter" or gunman began circulating on social media. "We were contacted in reference to a shoplifter at the mall that was "potentially" armed," said police. "That individual has been located and arrested." The police department said the mall is safe and there are no active threats to the public. kxxv.com

Houston, TX: 3 Houston-area stores targeted by same jewelry heist
On Monday night, ABC13 reported on a brazen robbery in Alvin, where two men pocketed a $15,000 Rolex from a high-end resale shop. Since then, two other store owners in the Houston area said they fell victim to the same heist. Houston police have not confirmed whether these crimes are connected, but each case shares some similarities. First, the men case the place. Then, they return and show fake identification to get a look at the merchandise before running off with a Rolex. Surveillance video from a jewelry store chain inside Baybrook Mall from May 12 shows a man trying on a Rolex watch worth about $7,500. He directs the employee's attention away and then turns and runs out of the store with the watch. Earlier the same day, the same man and a second suspect stole a $15,000 Rolex from Meme's Treasures about 10 miles away in Alvin. kesq.com

Philadelphia, PA: C-stores 'closing left & right' due to rise in brazen thefts
A number of convenience stores in the Philadelphia region are closing up shop due to an increase in brazen shoplifting incidents. Just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday night, five men dressed in ski masks and hoodies were caught on video entering the 7-Eleven on the 300 block of Easton Road in Glenside. The suspects announced a robbery and pushed the lone clerk out of the way. "Right now we have a lot of problems with the city of Philadelphia. We are closing left and right," said Manzoor Chughtai, the president of the Franchise Owners Association. "Robbers are coming in, they're just robbing the place left and right." Chughtai says there is an increasing number of stores being shuttered due to these crimes. "We have now lost about 15-20 stores in the city of Philadelphia. Nobody wants to take over the store. Nobody wants to run the business in the city of Philadelphia. Very dangerous," said Chughtai. 6abc.com

UK: England: Police should use 'discretion' over prosecuting people stealing to eat in cost of living crisis, says top cop boss
Police should use 'discretion' when deciding whether to prosecute desperate shoplifters amid the cost of living crisis, the new HM chief inspector of constabulary said. Andy Cooke said that he expects to see a rise in petty crime amid rising poverty levels. Speaking to The Guardian, as inflation hit a 40-year high in April, he said: "I think whenever you see an increase in the cost of living or whenever you see more people dropping into poverty, I think you'll invariably see a rise in crime. "And that's going to be a challenge for policing to deal with." justiceinspectorates.gov.uk

Concord, NH: Manchester Man Sentenced to 70 Months for Five Robberies in Manchester and Goffstown

Greenbelt, MD: Washington, D.C. Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Committing an Armed Robbery and Two Armed Carjackings

Hartford, CT: Bronx Man Involved in Brazen Burglary Ring Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Federal Prison

Detroit, MI: Suspects rob Liquor store at gunpoint for 1 bottle of wine

Female BEST BUY Employee shows no fear lunging at Shoplifter, still gets plowed



C-Store - Dothan, AL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - New York, NY - Burglary
C-Store - Columbia, MO - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Paradise PA - Burglary
C-Store - Altoona, PA - Burglary
C-Store - Memphis, TN - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Aikens County, SC - Robbery
Gaming - Staunton, VA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Memphis, TN - Robbery
Gas Station - Meridian, MS - Armed Robbery
Guns - Rockingham, NC - Burglary
Liquor - Detroit, MI - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Houston, TX - Robbery
Jewelry - Raleigh, NC - Burglary
Jewelry - Tampa, FL - Robbery
Jewelry - Charlotte, NC - Robbery
Jewelry - Lancaster, PA - Robbery
Nordstrom - Oak Brook, IL - Robbery
Restaurant - Montgomery County, MD - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Easton, MD - Robbery
Tobacco - New York, ,NY - Armed Robbery
Ulta - Destin, FL - Robbery
7-Eleven - Palm Springs, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Philadelphia, PA- Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery


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• 20 robberies
• 5 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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