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Safety, Confidence, Creativity Key to Restoring Paychecks

Retailers Press Congress to Help Get Americans Back to Work

Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to pass bipartisan legislation that restores confidence, rebuilds the U.S. economy, and helps over two million retail employees get back to work.

"Retailers understand the path to an economic recovery begins with ensuring the safety, security, and confidence of workers and customers," said Michael Hanson, RILA senior executive vice president, public affairs. "While leading retailers focus on safety, Congress should focus on building confidence and liquidity in the economy. Congress should continue temporary aid to keep families financially secure and help stabilize the balance sheets of businesses so that they can put people back to work and deliver private-sector paychecks again."

In addition to recommendations that will build confidence and promote a safe reopening of the economy, retailers are also urging Congress to think outside the box when it comes to transitioning furloughed and unemployed workers back into the economy.

"This is why we are pressing Congress to consider mandating that any state that receives continued and expanded UI funds allows individuals to accept part time shifts without a reduction in current unemployment benefits."

As leading retailers forge forward and bring people back to work, it is also critical that they are protected against unwarranted and frivolous lawsuits. RILA supports the enactment of commonsense liability protections that shield retailers from baseless claims while allowing legitimate claims of actual misconduct to move forward. rila.org

A New Refreshing Perspective
Some Reflections on Retail Loss Prevention in a Time of COVID-19

From the author of 'Total Retail Loss', Adrian Beck, Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester, has written a new paper that offers his perspective on how the COVID-19 Pandemic might be impacting upon the world of Loss Prevention.

He starts by identifying what he sees as the four phases of the Pandemic - from the initial Panic Buying period, through the lockdown phase when most retail was shuttered, on to the current social distancing period, and finally the post-pandemic phase. At each stage he offers his insights on how retail losses and their management might be impacted, both negatively and positively.

Professor Beck's paper offers a refreshing counterbalance to some of the more doom-laden commentaries on the likely consequences of the Pandemic on retail losses, noting that the unprecedented nature of the event requires a much more considered and cautious approach to be adopted.

An incredibly instinctive read, well worth your investment. Just our thoughts Gus Downing

For those who haven't, make sure you also read Total Retail Loss.


Helping Retailers Re-Open Safely
LP Solution Providers Respond to the Call

Here's a NEW Collection of COVID-19 Resources & Technology
Developed & Delivered by Your Industry Partners

The retail loss prevention industry's solution providers continue to answer the call during this historic and challenging time in history. The past several weeks, we at the D&D Daily have received countless submissions from vendors wanting to share their ideas, white papers, new products, solutions, and resources aimed at helping retailers respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Going beyond the Daily's weekly public service email, Thursday's LP Newswire, we've compiled some recent LP solution provider announcements below focused on helping retailers reopen safely.

Vendors, have a new COVID-19 solution or announcement for retailers you'd like to share? Let us know.

Sensormatic Solutions launches new offerings in response to COVID-19 to help retailers protect employees and customers

Vector Security Networks Provides Re-Entry Solutions for Businesses Preparing to Return After COVID-19

Checkpoint unveils new system that tracks real-time in-store occupancy

CONTROLTEK's New CMatch AI Health for Temperature Detection, Occupancy Verification and Mask Compliance

Genetec helps organizations monitor occupancy levels and ensure compliance with physical distancing regulations

Intellicheck Offers Free Fraud Protection to Financial Institutions and Retailers as Online Fraud Soars During Nationwide Stay-At-Home

S-TRON Responds to Temperature Detection with Option Offering

DTiQ Announces New COVID-19 Video Based SmartAudits

G4S Announces Return to Work Assurance Program to Assist Organizations as Reopenings Begin

Motorola Solutions Helps Enterprises Return Safely to the Workplace

FifthTheory Introduces Biosafety Assessment to Bolster COVID-19 Workplace Safety Strategies

Dahua Provides Retail Epidemic Safety Protection Solution For And Post COVID-19

ISS Employs Advanced Analytics to Launch Innovative "Plan for a Safe Return to work" Solution

RetailNext announces additional COVID-19 support for retailers, restaurants and other venues

Morse Watchmans Introduces Touchless and Anti-Microbial Coated Key Control Solutions



ADT Delivers Safety and Peace of Mind to Instacart Shoppers
With ADT Mobile Solution

ADT (NYSE: ADT), a leading security and automation provider serving residential and business customers, today announced a partnership with Instacart to provide its mobile safety solution, Safe by ADT, to the delivery company's 500,000 shoppers through an in-app safety feature beginning this month. The Safe by ADT platform will power Instacart's new safety and emergency response feature, allowing shoppers to quickly and discreetly contact emergency services anytime they may feel unsafe.

Safe by ADT is a data-driven, customizable mobile safety solution that seamlessly integrates into third-party apps, providing on-the-go users with access to ADT's 24/7 professional monitoring centers to help provide emergency assistance. adt.com


Coronavirus Tracker: May 22

US: Over 1.6M Cases - 97K Dead - 385K Recovered
Worldwide: Over 5.2M Cases - 335K Dead - 2.1M Recovered

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


COVID-19 FRAUD | HSI's Operation Stolen Promise targets COVID-19 fraud
As part of Operation Stolen Promise, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents have opened investigations nationwide, seized millions of dollars in illicit proceeds; made multiple arrests; and shutdown thousands of fraudulent websites. HSI continues to work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to seize shipments of mislabeled, fraudulent, unauthorized or prohibited COVID-19 test kits, treatment kits, homeopathic remedies, and purported anti-viral products and personal protective equipment. Learn more

"It's the Wild, Wild West."
Repost: When store workers are forced to turn sheriff

Across the United States, store workers are having to help enforce the rules
designed to keep their workplaces operating through the coronavirus pandemic -- occasionally with violent results.

"It's chaos out there," said Marc Perrone, international president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. "It's the Wild, Wild West."

Now, more and more states are reopening their economies after weeks of shutdowns, with new safety protocols in place. But just exactly who has the authority to enforce those measures is often unclear -- meaning the onus of ensuring that stores stay safe from defiant customers is increasingly falling on these already vulnerable frontline workers.

A spokesperson for Sam's Club, which is owned by Walmart, said that the company has implemented changes that allow employees to use emergency leave if they feel uncomfortable coming to work. Other changes include requiring associates to wear masks and installing social distancing floor decals.

"Maintaining customer and associate safety remains our top priority," the spokesperson said in a statement to CNN. "We encourage customers to be especially mindful of one another during this unprecedented time and adhere to recommendations that we all use face coverings while in public spaces."

Managers have had to step in - Some feel like their hands are tied - This is the new normal

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States, companies set up their own COVID-19 legal shields
States and some companies aren't waiting for Congress and the White House to work out a possible liability shield and are instead taking steps to insulate businesses on their own from lawsuits in the coronavirus era.

Many states have granted some form of liability immunity to health care workers and facilities. Utah and North Carolina have gone the farthest, passing laws that offer the strongest immunities yet for a range of industries as stay-at-home orders and business closures are eased.

One U.S. law firm suggested coronavirus litigation could be "the new asbestos," referring to a wave of personal injury litigation in the 1970s and 80s.

To date, nearly 1,300 covid-related lawsuits of all varieties have been filed. Additionally, more than 14,000 pandemic-era complaints and referrals have been filed nationwide to the OSHA.

Advocates for liability laws argue that the lawsuits could force a number of businesses to close.

"If you just let it all go now, it would be a disaster," said David Rivkin, a partner at Baker Hostetler, who supports Congress granting businesses temporary immunity. "It would be a tsunami of lawsuits. Hundreds have already been filed." thehill.com

Between 20,000 and 25,000 retail stores may close this year
Retail Store Closures in 2020 Seen Doubling Over Last Year

Twice the number as last year, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to have an impact on consumer behavior.

That was the message delivered by John Harmon, senior analyst of Coresight Research. Harmon was a presenter on a webinar hosted by Planalytics on Wednesday afternoon.

Harmon said he's expecting there will be a U-shaped recovery as retailers navigate government-dictated staged reopenings across the country, but business is not expected to immediately return to post-pandemic levels. Although Coresight is predicting a "return to relative stability," he said, many retailers are preparing for a holiday season that will find consumer demand to be down 20 percent from 2019.

He predicted that post-lockdown consumer demand will be changed dramatically. More than 48 percent of consumers say the first thing they'll do is meet with friends, 37 percent will get a haircut, 28 percent will go to a restaurant, and only 18.6 percent will buy apparel, footwear or accessories. And when they do go back to a fashion store, they'll need to accept the "new normal," of wearing masks, gloves, social distancing and having their temperature checked before shopping. wwd.com

Leaders Brace for Post-COVID-19 Shocks
Forrester Research has concluded that if companies don't take the necessary actions to prepare for four major shocks this decade, they'll have a difficult time managing in the post-coronavirus era.

The four shocks are:

Systemic risk that makes every company a globally exposed enterprise.
Robots and automation that will assist or replace workers.
A tsunami of employee data that promises to drown companies in obligations as well as possibilities.
Growing employee power that will redefine workforce strategy.

The good news is that many companies are already speeding up preparations to shock-proof their organizations. One step is allowing employees to work from home indefinitely to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and help head off a resurgence of the virus in the fall.

Another step is investing in artificial intelligence technology that will improve the way data is captured and analyzed.

But they need to do more in other areas. For example, employers will need to prepare responses to workers who use social media to publicize complaints. After Amazon workers began protesting working conditions during the pandemic, a group of state attorneys general asked the company to provide data on coronavirus infections and deaths among its workforce. shrm.org

The Grab-and-Go Future
How the pandemic is changing shopping

Retailers reimagining their stores to make shopping faster, easier and safer

Across the country, stores are reopening to a changed reality. Retailers that have spent years trying to get customers to linger, in hopes they'll buy more than they need, are reimagining their stores for a grab-and-go future filled with deliberate purchases. Gone, they say, are the days of trying on makeup or playing with toys in the aisles. The focus now is on making shopping faster, easier and safer to accommodate long-term shifts in consumer expectations and habits.

Retailers have spent years adding interactive displays, sample stations, even rock-climbing walls and full-service bars to their stores in hopes of offering shoppers an experience they can't get online. But analysts say many of those efforts are now impractical or unsafe, requiring an overhaul that could ultimately make the shopping experience less enjoyable and further cut into an already weak retail environment.

Many of the changes, they say, are as much about being overtly reassuring as they are pragmatic: If someone asks for a fitting room at American Eagle, for example, employees must disinfect door handles and fixtures in clear view of the shopper before allowing them in.

"Retailers are starting to consider more than just the cleanliness of their stores," said Wendy Liebmann, chief executive of WSL Strategic Retail, a New York-based consulting firm. "They're thinking about merchandising, about where things go. How can they make it easier for people to shop? This pandemic isn't going to level off. It's going to be a long roller coaster."

It could be years, he says, before customers feel comfortable spending hours browsing aisles with their children.

Data show a steady increase in foot traffic since malls began reopening this month. An analysis of eight shopping centers that opened May 1, including in Oklahoma, Tennessee and Georgia, shows that it went from a trickle - about one-fifth the number of shoppers a year earlier - to a quick acceleration that in some cases exceeded average daily rates a year earlier.

"This has been a two-month process of figuring out what it's going to take to make people feel secure," Schottenstein said. "It's a new reality: Customers want to come back in, but they want to come back where they feel safe." washingtonpost.com


30% of Workers Staying Remote
74% of organizations plan to shift some employees to remote work permanently

Consulting company Global Workplace Analytics estimates that when the pandemic is over, 30 percent of the entire workforce will work from home at least a couple times a week. Before the pandemic, that number was in the low single digits.

As this shift continues, technology plays an increasingly important role now that more knowledge workers have familiarized themselves with its benefits. That means video apps like Zoom and chat software like Slack should carry over into their regular day-to-day life after the pandemic. The way people meet - the medium as well as the length and purpose of meetings - could also evolve. On a very human note, the experience of living through a crisis together could lead to a greater sense of empathy and even a permanent softening of workplace decorum. recode.com

A Social Media Platform for Cops
How Social Media Platform Nextdoor Courts Police and Public Officials

Pursuing relationships with local governments, especially police departments, has become a key part of many tech companies' playbooks.

Unlike other platforms, though, Nextdoor allows agencies to geo-target their posts to reach particular residents who have verified they live in the area.

Nextdoor is following this lead of Amazon Ring and Clearview AI: Robbie Turner, a senior city strategist with Nextdoor, wrote to Husted that when expanding Nextdoor's reach to Canada, the company was using "the same strategy we used when we first launched in the U.S. - recruit the major Police Departments and have them help us grow membership and engagement quickly." citylab.com

Coresight Research
Retail Store Databank

2020 YTD Closures 3,389
2020 YTD Store Openings 2,990

Quarterly Results
BJ's Wholesale Club Q1 comp's up 27%, net sales up 21.1%
Best Buy Q1 comp's down 5.3%, sales down 6.3%
TJX Q1 total sales down 52.4%
Ross Stores Q1 sales down 52.6%

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Impacting
the Security Industry

As we all adjust to this chaotic and concerning time we have found that most of our clients are doing their best to implement a plan on how best to handle the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, because of all of the of uncertainties they also find themselves in a "wait and see" situation before key decisions are made. Because of this, we at Protos have found that shifts, number of guards, hours they work are all a bit chaotic at the moment.

We have also found that the security guard in these times is playing an even for more critical roll at our clients locations. Often times the Security Guard is the first person that patrons and employees come in contact with at the store. Security Guards placed at our locations have been integral in assisting patrons in finding key necessary items (hand sanitizers, tissues, etc.) as well as being a calming factor in the stores. Now more than ever a security presence is needed to ensure that situations do no escalate to internal and external theft. We have re-assured our clients that the Security Officer will:

● Arrive healthy and on time at their locations
● Show good hygiene habits by following the WHO guidelines
● Practice appropriate distancing while remaining engaged and visible
● Point their customers to hand sanitizers and other essential items at their stores.

Finally the longer this pandemic continues, we believe that there will be an increase in crime making it incredibly important for all business to have a security presence, whether that be a security guard, or live monitoring. The sooner retailers put security in place the more secure their locations will be.

As always Team Protos is here to serve the retail community
in whatever capacity we can.


Patrick Henderson
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It's All About The Culture You Set
Trust-But-Verify - Security Partners - A Collaborative Culture

Long-Term Remote Work: Keeping Workers Productive & Secure
With a nearly 100% remote workforce - and a world that is social distancing - how do we keep employees productive and teams innovating while keeping businesses secure?

Surveillance Approach
To make sure employees stay on task and don't waste time, some companies have chosen the Big Brother route. Since they can't see their employees working from home, they've installed monitoring software that collects screenshots every few minutes, logs keystrokes, and tracks website visits.

Not only does the Big Brother approach fail to solve productivity and security issues, it leads to a cultural problem: namely, a lack of trust and transparency. And that's certainly not the type of environment that fosters collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

AdvertisementFuture of Work
The future of work has fundamentally changed. According to recent industry research, nearly three-quarters of CFO respondents plan to move more employees into permanent remote positions after the COVID-19 pandemic. The reality is that working from home and the collaboration apps that keep employees connected and productive are here to stay.

There is a new way to think about data security. It starts by assuming positive rather than negative intent. It's based on trusting and verifying versus not trusting at all.

To solve the security challenge, new approaches to security need to take into account the implications of using collaborative apps and the increasing exposure of the endpoint. Rather than counting keystrokes, security should focus on out-of-the-ordinary file movements. When someone abuses the trust that has been given to them, security can then investigate. That way, you don't let one "bad apple" ruin it for the rest, and the rest of the workforce can get their jobs done without interruption. Fundamentally, a trust-but-verify approach positions security teams as partners - not the police.

Performance should be measured by achieving key business results. What security teams should be doing is enabling employees to work with apps that enhance productivity and help them do this safely. In our "new normal," it is more important than ever for security to be seen as enabling - rather than impeding - the very performance-based and collaborative culture businesses need to succeed.

Change does not come easy. And this new approach to securing a culture of collaboration definitely calls into question some holy grails of data security. The late Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, known as one of the foremost computer science engineers, said the most damaging phrase in the language is "We've always done it this way!" COVID-19 has unleashed unprecedented change on how we get work done. It's time that data security catches up. darkreading.com

Editor's Note: Great article that questions the old school typical surveillance police approach and requires a truly engaged model that has a different view of visibility and has trust-but-verify built into every aspect of data security. Just a thought.

The Need for Compliance in a Post-COVID-19 World
With the current upheaval, business leaders may lose focus and push off implementing security measures, managing risk, and keeping up with compliance requirements. That's a big mistake.

With all of this upheaval, business leaders need to keep their guard up. It's easy to lose focus and push off implementing security measures, managing risk, and keeping up with compliance requirements. But this would be a big mistake. Regulatory requirements are designed to ensure that organizations establish a solid cybersecurity program - and then monitor and update it on an ongoing basis. It's critical that organizations continue to stay compliant with applicable security standards and guidelines, especially those concerning policies and procedures, business continuity planning, and remote workers. darkreading.com

Hot Offering on Darknet: Access to Corporate Networks Up 70%
The number of darknet forum advertisements offering full access to corporate networks jumped almost 70% during the first quarter of 2020, compared to the previous quarter, posing a significant potential risk to corporations and their now remote workforces, according to security firm Positive Technologies.

Late last year, cybercriminals began to shift their focus from buying access to specific corporate servers, sometimes for as little as $20, to purchasing the ability to gain full network-level access, Positive Technologies says. The number of darknet ads for corporate network climbed to 88 in the first quarter of this year, compared to 50 in the fourth quarter, according to the company's report published Wednesday. govinfosecurity.com

Ransomware deploys virtual machines to hide itself from antivirus software
The operators of the RagnarLocker ransomware are running Oracle VirtualBox to hide their presence on infected computers inside a Windows XP virtual machine. zdnet.com

Louisiana Man Sentenced for $900K Business Email Compromise Scheme
Larry Brown Jr., 37, of Lafayette, La., was sentenced during a videoconference to time-served (approximately 10 months in prison), three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution and forfeiture of $10,425. In April 2019, Brown was charged with co-defendant Paul M. Iwuanyanwu, 39, of Medfield.

Brown and, allegedly, Iwuanyanwu worked with others who breached the email systems of companies and installed unauthorized computer programs that diverted company emails to accounts controlled by the conspirators. As a result, emails sent by or to the companies were first routed through the email accounts where conspirators could view the messages. Conspirators also had the ability to send and respond to emails as if they were representatives of the companies. Redirect payments intended for legitimate business operations to bank accounts controlled by Brown and Iwuanyanwu. justice.gov



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Who wins/loses if Amazon pushes Prime Day to September?

May have significant ramifications for both Amazon and its rivals when the 2020 retail year shakes out.

A Wall Street Journal report says that Amazon.com is looking to get its once vaunted distribution system back into its pre-pandemic shape and doing so will require pushing its annual Prime Day event from July to September. The e-tailing giant is also no longer limiting shipments of nonessential items to its warehouses.

While marketplace sellers that have seen their own business operations set back by the novel coronavirus outbreak may welcome the news of having a couple more months to get ready for Prime Day, others looking to push out excess inventory may see it differently.

How will retail rivals respond? Will those that have had fewer issues keeping up with the demand for products during the outbreak, such as Walmart and Target, fill the promotional void left by Amazon with even bigger sales events of their own in July? retailwire.com

How COVID-19 has changed online grocery shopping for good
The prevailing theory behind consumers' reluctance to adopt e-commerce for food is that they like to peruse grocery stores. They prefer to pick out their own steaks and salmon filets, open egg cartons to check for cracks and choose bananas based on their desired ripeness. And because they make the trip for those key items, why not buy their pasta, cereal and sparkling water there, too?

Enter COVID-19. With the virus threat high and many states and municipalities ordering residents to stay at home unless absolutely necessary, online grocery shopping suddenly got a lot more appealing to many consumers. According to Coresight Research's newly published US Online Grocery Survey 2020: Many More Shoppers Buying More Categories from More Retailers report, grocery e-commerce will grow by an estimated 40% in 2020 to reach $38 billion in sales, equating to 3.5% of the total market. newhope.com

US Brands Unlock Global eCommerce Growth in Surprising New Markets During COVID-19 Pandemic

Facebook Is Adding New Warning Prompts in Messenger Threads to Protect People from Scammers




Riverside, CA: Man accused of stealing camera equipment tried to sell items back to store owner
Police said they received a call about a burglary at a Riverside store around 10 a.m. The owner told them several hundred dollars worth of camera equipment was stolen. Earlier that day, the owner -- unaware of the break-in -- had been walking near the store when the suspect, later identified as Johnny Robles, 25, "approached him offering to sell camera equipment," police said in a news release.

"The owner recognized the equipment as belonging to him and went back to his business where he verified a break-in occurred," according to the Riverside Police Department. "When he came back, he attempted to detain the suspect after calling the police." When officers arrived at the scene, they said Robles "immediately" fled before he was eventually cornered into a fence and detained. He was safely taken into custody and the stolen property was returned to the victim, police said. "A records check on the suspect showed he is currently on probation for violence against the police, along with various other violations related to theft, drugs, and resisting arrest," the department added. foxnews.com

Kodiak, AK: Alleged Walmart thief charged with felonies
A Kodiak man, who was previously arrested for stealing coins worth more than $100,000, is now facing charges for nearly $1000 of merchandise from Walmart. newsminer.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Maui, HI: Man facing attempted murder and $70,000 Robbery charges found dead in jail
Phillip Schorvitz, 44, was pronounced dead March 24, a week after he hung himself in his cell March 17. Schorvitz was arrested Jan. 28 and charged with crimes that started at 10:35 a.m. that day when he entered the Tourneau store at The Shops at Wailea and fled with watches valued at $69,584. As he was leaving the store, he ran into an employee who was knocked to the ground and was later treated for a concussion, police said. Then Schorvitz went to Ke Ali'i Ocean Villas and entered the manager's office. Schorvitz confronted the manager and sprayed him with pepper spray and attacked with a knife. The manager sustained life-threatening injuries. Court proceedings in Schorvitz's case had been suspended while he was being examined by three mental health professionals for his fitness to proceed in the case. mauinews.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Overland Park, KS: Former Police officer injured attempting to stop a Home Depot shoplifter
Almost two weeks later, the Good Samaritan who tried to stop a suspected thief at a Home Depot in Overland Park is still recovering his injuries. Jackson Liu jumped into action May 9 when he heard a loss-prevention worker hollering for help as a woman ran through the parking lot after allegedly walking out with several items for which she didn't pay. When Liu caught up with the woman, he said his law enforcement training kicked in. "(I put) my arm around her neck, kind of like a brace," he said. "I didn't squeeze, I didn't do anything, so I did it like this and then I took her on the ground. I held her hands, basically like this, and the entire time I tried to talk to her, I was like, 'Hey, tell me what's going on?'"

He soon took a beating as his reward for trying to help out. According to Overland Park police, the driver of a gold Honda Accord got out of his vehicle and kicked Liu several times before driving off with the woman, who was identified within minutes of her photo being posted on social media. According to the police report, the suspect stole more than $400 worth of tools and electronics and damaged Liu's eyeglasses. The incident left Liu with a swollen face, two chipped teeth and blurry vision. Detectives are now working to her arrest the unnamed woman and Liu's attacker.  kshb.com

Stockton, CA: Security Guard Hit By Car While Attempting To Thwart Shoplifters; 3 Suspects Sought
A security guard attempting to stop two suspects from shoplifting is in the hospital after being struck by a third suspect in a getaway car, the Stockton Police Department said. Police said the suspects arrived at a store at around 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday night in the 4700 block of Quail Lakes Drive. Two suspects got out of the vehicle and entered the store where the security guard was working and attempted to shoplift. The suspects engaged in a fight with the guard outside of the store, where the third suspect drove toward the guard and struck him with the front of the vehicle, police said. Authorities said the security guard was taken to the hospital for treatment and the stolen merchandise was recovered. sacramento.cbslocal.com

Baltimore, MD: Security guard stabbed with syringe
According to Baltimore Police, at around 6:3o Thursday evening in the 900 block of North Charles Street, a store security guard attempted to detain a shoplifter. As a result, the security guard and the shoplifter begin to struggle and the shoplifter produced a syringe, sticking the guard with it. Police officers responded to the scene and the shoplifter was arrested. wmar2news.com

Sherman, TX: Man sentenced to 20 years for Armed Robbery at Dollar General

Tulsa, OK: Police arrest 2 men after armed robbery at Dollar General in midtown Tulsa

Fresno, CA: Tip leads to arrest of man suspected of C-Store Armed Robbery



Detroit, MI: Nearly $400,000 worth of counterfeit goods seized in Detroit
The federal government seized nearly $400,000 worth of counterfeit wireless electronic devices and textiles from a facility in Detroit, authorities said Thursday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection discovered multiple "purported Bluetooth products" including headphones valued at about $325,000, smart bands valued at $59,000 and various speakers valued at more than $4,000. Nearly $10,000 of "Star Wars" hats also were discovered at the Fort Street Cargo Facility, a Customs inspection site. The products originated from China and according to CBP "the branding and overall quality of the articles were not consistent with genuine products." The electronics were not registered with Bluetooth. detroitnews.com





Auto - Athens-Clarke County, GA - Armed Robbery
Boutique - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Portland, ME - Robbery
C-Store - Kearny Mesa, CA - Armed Robbery
C- Store - Pike County, PA - Robbery
C-Store - Niagara Falls, NY - Burglary
C-Store - Niagara Falls, NY - Robbery
Camera - Riverside, CA - Burglary
Dollar General - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Pittsburg County, OK - Robbery
Gas Station - Delaware County, PA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Greenville County, SC - Armed Robbery
Liquor - Rapid City, SD - Armed Robbery
Liquor - Cambridge, MD - Robbery
7-Eleven - Lake Tahoe, CA - Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 13 robberies
• 2 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


Weekly Totals:
• 58 robberies
• 27 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 0 killed

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