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Bob Dale, SVP of Sales, and Rex Gillette, VP of Retail Sales, talk about Protection 1's immense growth in the retail security market since entering the segment in 2010. With a customer-focused culture, Protection 1 redefined the installation world with its highly successful SEAL Team conversion process, while rolling out new innovations like its eSuite platform.

In 2016, Protection 1 merged with ADT. Today, ADT Commercial is a leading provider of enterprise security, fire, and life safety solutions, founded on decades of experience to meet the complex needs of its commercial and National Accounts clients.


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TMA Releases Updated Operator Online Level 2 Training Program
Six new modules deliver advanced operator skills in areas of leadership, conflict resolution, advanced call handling, industry standards, telecommunications and enhanced technology, and cybersecurity.

The Monitoring Association [TMA] is pleased to announce its newly updated Operator Online Level 2 training program is now available for purchase. The new course builds upon TMA's popular Operator Online Level 1 training program by offering six, advanced modules that support skills and standards of professionalism needed to be an effective contributor in the monitoring center. The course is highly relatable and challenges operators to expand their knowledge through a focus on critical-thinking exercises associated with team-building, conflict resolution and more impactful customer care. tma.us

Coronavirus Tracker: May 20

US: Over 1.5M Cases - 94K Dead - 365K Recovered
Worldwide: Over 5M Cases - 327K Dead - 2M Recovered

U.S. Law Enforcement Deaths | NYPD Deaths: 41
Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 110+


America is Open For Business and They All Want You
All states are partially reopen leaving Americans to weigh the risk of venturing out again
All 50 states have now partially emerged from coronavirus lockdowns, but with only a handful of states showing significant improvement in infection rates, some experts caution it could be too soon.

On Wednesday, Connecticut became the final state to begin lifting restrictions, allowing retail shops and restaurants to reopen their doors.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released 60 pages of detailed guidance Tuesday on how to reopen the country -- including road maps for schools, restaurants, transit and child care facilities. In the guidance, the center advised that the first phase of reopening should begin after a state has seen a downward trajectory in cases over 14 days.

"The only thing that was keeping this very contagious virus in check was each of us keeping that physical distance." cnn.com

D.C. Think Tank
Seattle - Denver - NYC - Houston Leading the Nation in Crime

Amid pandemic, crime dropped in many U.S. cities, but not all

Houston and Denver saw big increases in violent crime

According to statistics from 30 large and midsize cities and counties gathered by the Police Executive Research Forum. Some saw spikes in violent crime and auto theft, however, and police said closed businesses were more frequently targeted for burglaries.

The Washington-based think tank compared crime statistics from March 16 to April 12, roughly the outset of the coronavirus shutdown in America, with the same period in 2019. Of the 30 jurisdictions, 18 saw decreases in violent crime - murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault - as the pandemic hit the United States, which included a 33 percent drop in San Francisco, a 25 percent drop in New York and a nearly 25 percent decline in Los Angeles.

Washington and Baltimore both saw an 8 percent decrease in violent crime. Prince George's County, Md., the only suburban Washington jurisdiction in the study, experienced a 24 percent drop in violent crime in the month after the coronavirus crisis struck. Overall, the 30 cities and counties surveyed experienced a combined 11.5 percent drop in violent crime, and 23 percent drop in property crime.

But 12 cities saw increases, which included a 21 percent jump in Denver and a nearly 12 percent increase in Houston. Austin and Nashville were among the cities that saw smaller rises in violent crime.

Property crimes, for example - burglary, larceny and auto theft - declined dramatically, with 25 of the 30 jurisdictions reporting drops in the March-April period this year. Baltimore saw a 43 percent decrease, Washington a 36 percent decrease and San Francisco a 46 percent decrease. Larcenies dropped in 28 of the 30 jurisdictions, the forum's data show.

Police chiefs report business burglaries are surging as thieves target shuttered establishments and fewer cleaning crews are working in office buildings at night. He said commercial burglaries drove the overall burglary rate up nearly 44 percent in Seattle, 41 percent in Denver and 17.5 percent in New York. Total burglaries fell 23 percent in Washington and 36.5 percent in Baltimore.

Wexler said police officials wonder whether the drop in arrests, as well as a pullback on community policing because of social distancing, will eventually lead to more crime.

Police are also on alert for increases in crimes related to the pandemic's effect on unemployment, family financial troubles and domestic violence. washingtonpost.com

17% Of All Fraud Losses is at These Pumps
Mastercard Agrees to EMV Delay at Gas Pumps, Announces New

Fraud & Security Tools
Mastercard joined American Express, Discover and Visa in pushing back the deadline for the EMV liability shift at the pump, but took it a step further.

They also unveiled a new consumer protection program to address the fraud vulnerabilities on the forecourt at fuel pumps terminals that have yet to be upgraded.

Mastercard rolled out the program as it delays the EMV automatic fuel dispenser (AFD) to April 16, 2021. Many retailers and associations, including NACS, have urged the four major financial networks to push back the date from October 2020 as many fuel retailers struggle with implementation challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, as Convenience Store News previously reported.

According to the company, fraud has been migrating to AFDs at an accelerated pace, with 17 percent of all U.S. card present fraud losses reported to Mastercard occurring through transactions at these merchants as of the fourth quarter of 2019.

In addition, the company will give those fuel retailers with high-fraud rates its Merchant Fraud Insights to provide additional details into the transactions and a more comprehensive view into the safety of the purchasing environment at their individual locations.

The company will also develop a compliance program for some fuel merchants who have experienced high fraud at their locations to ensure they have a remediation plan in place to preempt and mitigate fraudulent transactions at their locations. csnews.com

Trump Administration Steps In - Keeping Food Facilities Open
USDA, FDA strengthen U.S. food supply chain protections during COVID-19 pandemic

The following statement is attributed to Mindy Brashears, Ph.D., USDA under secretary for Food Safety, and Frank Yiannas, FDA deputy commissioner for Food Policy and Response:

As the COVID-19 pandemic response continues, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been working around the clock on many fronts to support the U.S. food and agriculture sector so that Americans continue to have access to a safe and robust food supply. As a next step in carrying out Executive Order 13917, the USDA and FDA today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help prevent interruptions at FDA-regulated food facilities, including fruit and vegetable processing.

The MOU creates a process for the two agencies to make determinations about circumstances in which the USDA could exercise its authority under the Defense Production Act (DPA) with regard to certain domestic food resource facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods, as well as to those that grow or harvest food that fall within the FDA's jurisdiction.

While the FDA will continue to work with state and local regulators in a collaborative manner, further action under the DPA may be taken, should it be needed, to ensure the continuity of our food supply. As needed, the FDA will work in consultation with state, local, tribal and territorial regulatory and public health partners; industry or commodity sector; and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Occupational Safety and Health Administration) to chart a path toward resuming and/or maintaining operations while keeping employees safe. prnewswire.com

Clovis, CA: ORC Suspects Mock Police after $0 Bail Release
Hitting Dick's Sporting Goods for over $14,000 in merchandise
To lower the jail population in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of California set bail at $0 for misdemeanors and so-called low-level felonies. In early April, the California Judicial Council said that it was done "to safely reduce jail populations." But Clovis Police Lt. Jim Munro says, "Zero dollar bail has been very frustrating. Our officers work hard to keep Clovis safe every day. It becomes harder to do when those you arrest for felony crimes are back out on the street within hours."

A recent high-profile case involved teenagers arrested on charges of stealing about $14,000 in Nike clothing since May 1 in five trips to Dick's Sporting Goods in Clovis. Schirell Cummings,19, Michael Ivory, 18, and a 16-year-old juvenile were cited and released. Clovis police believe the same three-person crew is also responsible for thefts at Dick's Sporting Goods locations in Fresno. Two of them mocked police and law enforcement supporters on the Clovis PD Facebook page after their $0 bail release. Some of the comments can't be re-posted due to language, but they read in part; "Nanana, boo boo bail." The other, "I'm reading the comments wit my feet kicked up out on bail."

Clovis Police are undeterred. "Although zero dollar bail has been frustrating, our officers are more motivated than ever to locate and arrest repeat criminals," Munro said. "Crime is not tolerated in Clovis and we will continue to be proactive in keeping our city safe." gvwire.com

Cargo Theft Rings expected to be 'extremely active' over Memorial Day
Cargo theft recording firm SensiGuard is warning trucking companies and drivers of "extremely active" cargo theft rings in the coming days due to shipments typically being left unattended for longer periods of time over the long Memorial Day weekend. The firm says it has recorded theft rates up to 71% higher and average values up to 292% higher during Memorial Day weekends than on non-holiday weekends. Since 2014, Memorial Day weekends have seen an average theft value of $324,403 totaling more than $12 million. SensiGuard recommends trucking companies make sure security protocols are up-to-date, while also confirming receivers' hours for the holiday weekend to mitigate the time a truck is parked unattended. Covert GPS tracking and active monitoring of high-value shipments is also recommended, the firm says.

Notable Memorial Day weekend cargo thefts in recent years include:

Pilferage of medical supplies worth $624,000 in California in 2019
Theft of full truckload of electronics worth $1 million in Kentucky in 2018
Theft of full truckload of apparel worth $5.7 million in Kentucky in 2018

Workers Call McDonald's 'Public Nuisance' In Virus Safety Suit
Lax safety standards at several Chicago-area McDonald's restaurants during the novel coronavirus pandemic have created a public health risk, a group of workers said in a class action Tuesday, citing a dearth of clean protective gear and a lack of safety training as among the biggest problems.

The unsafe practices allegedly include workers being forced to work in close quarters with colleagues and customers who might be asymptomatic carriers, having to reuse dirty masks or gloves if they were provided with such protective gear at all, and being directed to stay mum if workers were absent or suspected of being sick.

Besides a lack of safety equipment, the workers claimed that the stores where they work didn't provide hand sanitizer and didn't offer safety training to employees. In some instances, workers were accused of stealing gloves if they asked for new ones and managers directed them to not talk about colleagues who were infected or who were absent, according to the suit. law360.com

Protecting privacy, preventing bias in facial recognition essential, RAND study says

'Identifying privacy and bias issues ... as early as possible enables the mitigation of future risks'

How society can benefit from and use biometric facial recognition while still protecting privacy is one of the two central questions addressed in the new RAND Corp. study, Face Recognition Technologies: Designing Systems that Protect Privacy and Prevent Bias. The other problem considered is what "methods can be used to mitigate the disparate impact of inaccuracies in the results from using face recognition." biometricsupdate.com


Retailers Phase Out Coronavirus Hazard Pay for Essential Workers

Kroger and Rite Aid are among the firms paring back, as unions and employees say they still face risk

Amazon.com, Kroger and Rite Aid are among the major companies that have ended or plan to stop paying higher wages for tens of thousands of workers in stores and warehouses and on the road.

Workers and union groups are calling for retailers to extend the hazard pay, saying they are risking their health to be at work and will remain in risky roles throughout the pandemic. UFCW local union groups, which represent more than 20,000 grocery workers in Southern California, are calling on Kroger to maintain bonus pay and improve safety practices.

"As long as we are wearing gloves, as long as we are wearing masks and social distancing, it seems obvious to me that we are working in hazardous circumstances," says UFCW president, "It is manifestly unfair to eliminate the hazard pay at this point." wsj.com

J.C. Penney to reopen 153 stores
J.C. Penney is reopening stores in Texas, Florida, Indiana and Ohio on Wednesday as the clock is ticking in its bankruptcy, the largest so far since the coronavirus pandemic shutdown the economy.

A total of 153 of its 846 stores will be open this week, including 34 stores in Texas, 12 in Florida, 7 in Indiana and 11 in Ohio.

Also, Penney proposes in its plan to sell a 35% stake in a separate new real estate company to raise cash. That's actually part of its lending agreement. It also said it's going to sell and lease back distribution centers to raise more cash. dallasnews.com

Centric Brands Licensing To Walk From Dozens of BCBG Stores Full of Inventory

Sephora to Open 70 Stores on May 22 With Lots of Safety

Quarterly Results
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Urban Outfitters Q1 sales down 32%

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The store-wide solution to theft

SONR provides retailers with a viable solution for displaying valuable items anywhere in the store without losing them to shrink. It keeps merchandise visible, accessible, and, most importantly, shoppable. Best of all, it deters theft well before criminals reach the door.

SONR is an open security ecosystem. Merchandise is displayed and kept accessible for honest shoppers. This open environment does not mean it is light on theft deterrence. SONR provides effective security measures to notify store associates of activity and draw attention to potential shoplifters.

Simple yet complex

The simplicity of the system manifests in the alerts it provides when retail product is shopped at the display level. SONR, which is battery operated and can be easily installed without running electricity or wiring, is much more than just beeping fixtures. It protects merchandise throughout the store.

The fixtures send an echo of additional alerts to the SONR Echo Box up to 25 feet away. These push notifications give retailers the ability to safeguard their merchandise through added communication and awareness. This awareness initiates employee intervention, which is one of the most effective ways to deter theft.

Above and Beyond

While the display level alerts and Echo Box notifications provide a very comprehensive solution to stop theft, SONR adds another layer of protection on top of that - store system integration.

The Echo Box is equipped to connect to in-store systems and trigger a variety of additional security measures. These systems include call boxes, CCTV, walkie talkies, intercom systems, public viewing monitors, and more.

With multiple layers of theft protection, SONR gives retailers the flexibility they need to drive down theft in almost any area of their retail environment.






Power Group Talks Securing Hybrid Workforce
Cybersecurity Leadership: What's Your 180-Day Plan?

CEOs, CISOs on Authentication, Access and Defending the Hybrid Workforce

Business and security leaders accept that a hybrid workforce is the new norm - some staff members based in a central office and many others permanently working at home. But what new cybersecurity demands does this strategy present short-term and into 2021? Our expert panel shares insights.

Participating in Information Security Media Group's newest cybersecurity leadership forum are:

CEOs: Ret. Gen. Keith Alexander, CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity; Tom Jermoluk, CEO, Beyond Identity.

CISOs: Kim Green, CISO, Rodan + Fields; Anne-Marie Scollay, CISO, Axiom; Jackie Smith, managing director, Security Design, Charles Schwab; Rebecca Wynn, CISO, [24]7.ai

In this spirited video discussion, the panel addresses a variety of strategic cybersecurity issues, including:

The enhanced need for identity validation and authentication;
Defending networks without perimeters;
Critical technologies for defending the remote workforce. govinfosecurity.com

User Group Proposes 1 Set of Cloud Security & Gov. Standards
Tech Chiefs Press Cloud Suppliers for Consistency on Security Data

Each cloud company offers its own process on cybersecurity and governance, creating added work for customers

Cloud providers are coming under pressure from some of their biggest customers to adhere to one across-the-board standard of information on how they handle client data and cybersecurity.

Companies are concerned that toggling between the different methods used by providers increases their workload needlessly and might even be hampering their defenses.

Members of the Open Networking User Group, an organization of corporate technology executives that advocates for open standards. This month, the group plans to propose standards on how cloud companies communicate security and governance information that customers need to protect their systems and comply with regulations. wsj.com

Watch Them On The Way Out
'Flight risk' employees involved in 60% of insider cybersecurity incidents

The majority of staff planning their exit also take sensitive information with them.

Employees planning to leave their jobs are involved in 60% of insider cybersecurity incidents and data leaks, new research suggests.
According to the Securonix 2020 Insider Threat Report, published on Wednesday, "flight risk" employees, generally deemed to be individuals on the verge of resigning or otherwise leaving a job, often change their behavioral patterns from two months to two weeks before conducting an insider attack.

Securonix says that the exfiltration of sensitive data continues to be the most common insider threat, often taking place via email transfers or web uploads to cloud storage services including Box and Dropbox. This attack vector is followed by privileged account abuse.

In total, 43.75% of insiders forwarded content to personal emails; 16% abused cloud collaboration privileges and 10% performed downloads of aggregated data during attacks analyzed in the report. Unauthorized USB and removable storage devices are also commonly used to swipe data. zdnet.com

Ensuring Data Analytics Success
7 sure-fire ways to sour the business on analytics
True data value depends on business insights. Here's how to ensure your analytics initiatives make sense to those who will benefit the most.

The value of analytics can diminish significantly if the tools and process in use are not friendly and broadly available to the business users who need them.

Here are seven ways organizations fail to ensure that their data analytics efforts are friendly toward business users.

 Forego a data strategy - or fail to align it with the business

 Exclude business users from planning and discussions

 Overlook your analytics audience
 Stick to jargon instead of simplifying the message

 Underestimate the power of a picture

 Go for comprehensive rather than comprehension

 Fail to think like a business person 

365 Sign-In Pages - Teams Notifications - Sway- All Impersonated
New Microsoft 365 sign-in pages already spoofed for phishing

Microsoft says that attackers have already adapted their phishing campaigns to use the newly updated design for Azure AD and Microsoft 365 sign-in pages.

Microsoft's discovery shows just how quick threat actors are at adapting to changes made to resources and experiences they try to impersonate in their attacks.

One of these recent phishing campaigns is delivering emails with the 'Business Document Received' subject line and PDF attachments that attempt to pass as OneDrive documents that require the potential victims to sign in for viewing.

Another highly convincing series of phishing attacks were observed while using cloned imagery from automated Microsoft Teams notifications to harvest Office 365 credentials from tens of thousands of potential victims.

Microsoft's Sway service was also impersonated in a highly targeted spear-phishing campaign dubbed PerSwaysion to deceive recipients into sending their Office 365 credentials to multiple threat actors.

One For the History Books
Ukrainian Secret Service (SSU) Busts One of It's Own

SSU arrests Ukraine Hacker Who Sold 'Billions' of Stolen Credentials

Editor's Note: Heck, after selling billions of credentials how could they not and then show their face in the global law enforcement community.

The arrest of a hacker known as 'Sanix', but didn't release his name, responsible for selling billions of hacked credentials on hacking forums and Telegram channels.

Sanix has a long history on underground hacking forums, where he was first spotted operating as far back as 2018.

The individual was what security experts would call a data broker. He collected data leaked from hacked companies and assembled the information in large lists of usernames and passwords.

Sanix would then resell the data to other threat actors on the cybercrime underground, such as spam groups, password crackers, account hijackers, and operators of brute-force botnets.

The collections he sold had been sold in private for years. However, according to threat intelligence firm IntSights, some of these collections leaked online following a dispute with another data broker -- Azatej, the person behind Infinity Black, a web portal for selling stolen accounts.

Azatej, who first leaked Collection #1, and then the other collections, was arrested earlier this month in Poland as part of a Europol operation against the Infinity Black web service. zdnet.com

DOJ Blasts Apple on Lack of Encryption Backdoor - Again
Law Enforcement Leaders Say Encryption Delayed Terrorist Investigation; Apple Pushes Back

Package delivery giant Pitney Bowes confirms second ransomware attack in 7 months




Canada Coronavirus Update:
May 20

79,100+ Cases, 5,900+ Deaths


Canada's Retail Reopening
'No Mask, No Entry' - Enforcing Social Distancing - Assuring Customers


'No Mask, No Entry' Policy Expanding in Canada
Some grocery chains now require shoppers to wear a face mask

Longo's, T&T Supermarket and Costco say customers must wear face covering

A growing number of major retailers are now requiring - or requesting - that shoppers wear a face covering in their store during the COVID-19 pandemic. The move follows a shift from Canadian health officials who, at the start of the pandemic, questioned the benefits of widespread mask wearing and then later suggested it may help stop the spread of COVID-19.

However, there's still much debate on the effectiveness of the general public wearing face masks, due to a lack of scientific data and concerns over people wearing them improperly. As a result, not all shoppers will buy into the idea of donning face masks. cbc.ca

Ontario grocery store fined for not enforcing physical distancing guidelines

First such penalty for social distancing violations

Brampton Coun. Charmaine Williams shared the news with reporters during a weekly briefing on Wednesday, noting that it is the first time that an essential business has been ticketed for violating the terms of the provincial emergency order. The location of the offending store has not been revealed.

"This comes after officers had educated and cautioned the store management about the breaches. Look if you don't want to pay the fine don't do the crime," Williams said.

Most grocery stores have taken extensive steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 through limiting the capacity in their stores, erecting plastic barriers to protect clerks and, in many cases, limiting the direction of travel in aisles. ctvnews.ca

Retailers trying to reassure customers of store safety as reopenings loom

Reopened stores putting returned items in quarantine before re-shelving due to coronavirus

    Related: Alberta retailers told to consider no-return policy amid COVID-19

Holt Renfrew Sets Out Plan to Reopen Stores with COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Apple To Reopen 12 Canada Stores This Week, Announces Safety Measures

These downtown Vancouver stores are now open

Alberta Relaunch Will Let Retail Stores, Restaurants, Salons Reopen

N.B. malls reopen, but few stores ready for business

Quebec gets green light to reopen Montreal businesses as planned amid COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. businesses grapple with new health protocols as reopening begins

Canadian malls collect just 15 per cent of May rent from tenants

Retail revenues are vanishing during the pandemic

Retailers big and small have seen revenues vanish after provincial governments shuttered non-essential activity to stop the spread of the virus. Malls were forced to close in March, and some retailers had already shut their doors.

The new data from Chicago-based real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. found that major Canadian mall operators received approximately 15 per cent of the rent due this month, according to numbers it compiled from landlords and tenants. This follows April's figure of around 25 per cent. theglobeandmail.com

Reitmans Files for and Obtains Bankruptcy Protection

Retail tenants hopeful over federal relief plan, but landlords reluctant

Malls need major rethink to survive pandemic, retail consultants say

Location Data Shows the Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions on Shopper Behaviour

Canada, US extend border closure to non-essential travel

Canadian Security's Top 10 Under 40
Asaf Levy, Metro Supply Chain Group

Clothing, car parts and cannabis. These are just three of the commodities that Asaf Levy might have eyes on in a typical day in his role at Metro Supply Chain Group, a logistics firm that manages storage and last mile delivery of a spectrum of goods for a wide variety of clients.

Levy also sits on ULC's cannabis standards council and interacts with Health Canada as the relatively new legal recreational cannabis industry finds its footing. Levy says his client interactions range from relationships with senior security managers to mom and pop retailers - in the latter case he may become their de facto security consultant. canadiansecuritymag.com

Nominations Now Open for Canadian Security Magazine's Security Director of the Year 2020

Halifax, NS: Police charge three in convenience store robbery spree

Waterloo, ON: Police investigate ATM theft from grocery store

Prince George, BC: Suspect wanted in connection with retail store theft

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FBI Warns eCommerce Sites
Magecart Plants Card Skimmers via 3 Yr Old Magento Plugin Flaw

Cybercriminals operating under the Magecart umbrella group are exploiting an old vulnerability in a Magento plugin to insert credit card data-skimming malware on sites built on the ecommerce platform.

In an alert earlier this month, the FBI described the latest attacks as involving CVE-2017-7391, a three-year old-and long since patched-cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Magmi 0.7.22 mass importer for Magento.

According to the FBI, the attackers breached a US Magento e-commerce site via the vulnerable plugin and placed malicious JavaScript code on checkout pages where users submit payment card data and personal information. The attackers also retrieved administrator credentials and downloaded web shells that allowed them to install other malware and maintain a persistent presence on the site. darkreading.com nist.gov

US ecommerce sales jump 14.5% in Q1, but numbers are too early to show full coronavirus impact







Athens, GA: Employee accused of felony shoplifting scheme at Dollar General
A Gwinnett County woman was arrested recently in Athens on a charge that she discounted more than $1,000 in merchandise for another employee at the Dollar General on Jefferson Road. Nardine Elysee Gird, 38, was arrested May 12 on a felony shoplifting charge after police responded to the store in the wake of an investigation by the store's loss-prevention manager. The investigation that began on May 7 showed Gird was discounting items down to one cent for the other employee, according to the report. Store employees confronted Gird, who admitted to the scheme, but said she was doing it to help the other employee, a 45-year-old Athens woman, who has not been charged. The store's investigation also shows that some of the items being sold at the discounted rate were also being returned for a full cash refund, although it did not detail who was making those returns. onlineathens.com

Minneapolis, MN: Felony Baby Formula thief also charged with violation of Governor's Public Safety Order
A Minneapolis woman who allegedly stole baby formula was also charged with two felonies - first-degree damage to property and theft. She allegedly stole 34 cans of formula and clothes worth $949 from Target in Forest Lake on May 8. She allegedly had stolen 21 cans of formula, food and cutlery from Cub Foods earlier that day, and allegedly stole 23 cans of baby formula in April. She told police she had COVID-19 and made herself vomit in a squad car, charges said. They did not specify whether she tested positive for the disease. startribune.com

Dare County, NC: Burglar arrested for theft of over $10,000 in Guitars and equipment

Joliet, IL: Mernards apprehends suspect in $1,500 tool theft

Menomonee Falls, WI: Police seeking 2 suspects in $1,000 theft from Woodman's

Thomasville, GA: Man charged with $245 theft of Laundry Detergent from Family Dollar and Dollar General locations

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Shootings & Deaths

Flint MI: Shooting Erupts In Flint Over Capacity Limit At Liquor Store
In the latest incident, the melee began when a liquor store security guard kept a man out of the store to abide by capacity limits set by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. He didn't take it well. The customer allegedly lashed out when he was told to leave and hit the security guard several times. The guard pulled out a gun. As the customer swung back to hit the guard again, the gun was fired a single time. The bullet ricocheted off the ground and hit the man in the ankle, police said. The customer was transported to a local hospital and is in good condition. Michigan State Police and Flint Police are involved in the on-going investigation. wwjnewsradio.radio.com

Suffolk County, NY: Two Injured In Shooting At Medford Gas Station; both treated for non-life threating injuries


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Minneapolis, MN: Police Investigate Rash Of Smash-And-Grabs; over a dozen businesses targeted
Only two weeks ago Luis Tamay opened his El Chuchi Market along East Lake. A gamble in good times, the COVID-19 pandemic is only making things harder. That was until late Sunday night when thieves smashed both his store's glass door and Luis' dreams. "This one guy walk up from the street and throw a rock. He broke glass and they came in and picked up the register and left," Luis Tamay said.

The two thieves came back a second and third time, just minutes apart. Surveillance video inside the store shows the pair raiding the cash drawer and display case. One man is even captured stealing frozen meat from the store's freezer. Over the past week in the 1st Precinct Minneapolis Police responded to reports of at least nine business burglaries. All were of the similar smash and grab burglaries. minnesota.cbslocal.com

Odessa, TX: Man, woman charged with assaulting Albertson's Security Guard, stealing $41 of groceries






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