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Christian Latson, LPC, LPQ named Senior Loss Prevention Program Specialist for TJX Companies
Before being named Senior Loss Prevention Program Specialist for TJX Companies, Christian served as Operations Specialist for the Loss Prevention Foundation for over a year. Prior to that, he spent more than three years with TJX Companies as LP Specialist - Homegoods and LP Detective - Homegoods. Earlier in his career, he served as Market Investigator for CVS Health, AP Agent for Rite Aid, and Senior Target Protection Specialist for Target. Congratulations, Christian!

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MTI and Scorpion, leading forces in retail security and loss prevention, announce a groundbreaking partnership in the fight against retail crime.

Hillsboro, OR: MTI (Mobile Technologies, Inc.) and Vestal, NY: Scorpion Security Products- two industry leaders each with a track record of helping retailers combat retail shrink (assets lost through loss or theft) - are joining forces to deliver cutting-edge security solutions globally.

The MTI and Scorpion partnership provides retailers across the globe with a complete suite of security options to protect assets on display in stores. The synergy between the two companies is unmatched; MTI is the world leader in electronic and alarmed solutions while Scorpion is the world leader in mechanical solutions. Together, their complementary product lines will help retailers broaden their security measures and better safeguard high-value product displays at a time when retail shrink is on the rise.

Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight below

LPF Celebrates Over 3000 LPQ & LPC Certifications

(Mooresville, NC - May 26, 2022) The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) proudly announces that over 3000 Loss Prevention/Asset Protection professionals have earned either their LPQualified (LPQ) or LPCertified (LPC) certification.

The LPQ and LPC courses are a collaboration of knowledge from hundreds of LP/AP professionals who continue to assist with the course content staying up-to-date and relevant to the industry. Launched in 2007 (LPQ) and 2008 (LPC), both courses have recently been updated; the LPC was updated and relaunched in July 2021 and the LPQ was updated and relaunched in April 2022.

Read more here

Jack L. Hayes International's 34th Annual Retail Theft Survey

Dollar Recoveries from Shoplifters & Dishonest Employees Increased
an Amazing 30.7% in 2021!

Wesley Chapel, FL - Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. released today (May 26, 2022) the results of their 34th Annual Retail Theft Survey which reports on over 200,000 shoplifters and dishonest employee apprehensions in 2021 by just 25 large retailers, who recovered over $240 million from these thieves.

"When it comes to shoplifting, the survey showed many retailers moved away from apprehensions in 2021 and focused more on recoveries. Our survey revealed shoplifting apprehensions were down 16.2% in 2021, while overall shoplifting recoveries (from apprehended and non-apprehended thieves) were up a staggering 30.8%," said Mark R. Doyle, President of Jack L. Hayes International Inc. Mr. Doyle added, "Survey respondents noted the pandemic environment, staff safety, lower police response and higher risks as some of the reasons for less shoplifter apprehensions. Mr. Doyle also stated, "There was an increase in 2021 in both dishonest employee apprehensions and recovery dollars, 6.0% and 29.8% respectively. Survey respondents noted additional focus, enhanced investigation methods/tools and less associate supervision as some of the reasons for the increase in apprehensions and recovery dollars of dishonest employees.

Highlights from this highly anticipated annual theft survey include:

Participants: 25 large retail companies with 22,751 stores and over $650 billion in retail sales in 2021.

Apprehensions: Participants apprehended 204,404 shoplifters and dishonest employees in 2021, down 12.8% from 2020.

Recovery Dollars: Participants recovered over $240 million from apprehended shoplifters and dishonest employees in 2021, up 9.9%.

Shoplifters: 166,745 shoplifters were apprehended in 2021, down 16.2%; and over $196 million was recovered from these shoplifters, up 6.1%.

Dishonest Employees: 37,659 employees were apprehended in 2021, up 6.0%; and over $44 million was recovered from these employees in 2021, up 29.9%.

Case Averages:
   - Total Thefts: $1,180.39, up 26.0% in 2021
   - Shoplifters: $1,178.57, up 26.6% in 2021
   - Employees: $1,188.46, up 22.6% in 2021

Click here to read the full survey results

The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Business Community Urges Federal & State ORC Action
Organized Retail Theft 101: What Is It and What Can Be Done About It?
Organized retail theft rates have spiked significantly in the past year, affecting communities across the nation. This theft is perpetrated by organized criminal rings that steal large amounts of goods from businesses of all types and sizes with the intent to resell them.

These crimes are not the work of your average shoplifters stealing a small amount for personal use, but the work of criminal groups stealing for greed-skirting the law and often employing violence to steal as much as possible for as big a payoff as possible.

These groups are taking advantage of outdated state laws regarding prosecution and sentencing, which allow their members, in many cases, to avoid any prosecution altogether. These laws allow criminal rings to operate with impunity across county and state lines to avoid prosecution, hitting store after store and accumulating massive quantities of stolen goods.

These stolen goods are passed off as legitimate merchandise and sold in huge quantities on an array of online platforms.

What's the impact?

$700,000: Organized retail crime cost stores an average of over $700,000 per $1 billion in sales in 2020--up more than 50% in the last five years.

54%: Fifty-four percent of small business owners experienced an increase in shoplifting in 2021.

What can be done?

To address this, swift action is needed to close the market for stolen goods and to enable the arrest and prosecution of offenders.

At the federal level, Congress must act to require disclosure of high-volume third-party sellers in online marketplaces and establish transparency that will minimize such coordinated exploitation of online marketplaces through the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces (INFORM) Consumers Act (H.R. 5502).

At the state level, states need to more clearly define the crime "organized retail theft" to provide prosecutors with the legal tools needed to target organized theft rings. States should also take action to aggressively prosecute organized retail theft by passing legislation to enable the aggregation and prosecution of offenses across state lines, and by establishing statewide task forces to take down organized retail theft rings. States also need to adjust the thresholds for the value of goods stolen to trigger a felony charge to prevent thieves from avoiding prosecution and a heavier charge.  uschamber.com

The Debate Over Curbing Violence & Shootings
Texas Gov. Abbott says Chicago, NYC crime proves harsher gun laws not solution

Abbott says 'Chicago and L.A. and New York disprove that thesis'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that crime rates in places like Chicago and New York City "disprove" the thesis that tougher gun laws would have prevented the mass shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

During a lengthy press conference about Tuesday's shooting, Abbott was pressed on whether he would support "real" gun control measures in an effort to prevent another tragedy.

"I hate to say this, but there are more people who are shot every weekend in Chicago than there are in schools in Texas," he continued. "And we need to realize that people who think that, 'Well, maybe we could just implement tougher gun laws, it's going to solve it.' Chicago and L.A. and New York disprove that thesis. And so if you're looking for a real solution, Chicago teaches that what you're talking about, it's not a real solution. Our job is to come up with real solutions that we can implement."

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the suspect in Tuesday's shooting, Salvador Ramos, 18, legally purchased two AR platform rifles at a local federal firearms licensee, one on May 17 and another on May 20. The suspect also purchased 375 rounds of 5.56 ammunition on May 18, the ATF said.

In the wake of the shooting, Democrats have been calling on the Senate to pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, which would expand the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to require a background check for all firearm sales, including private sales between two unlicensed individuals. But because Ramos purchased his weapons legally from a licensed firearms dealer, the measure would not have impacted the transactions in which he acquired his guns. foxnews.com

America's Mass Shooting Epidemic
The Stupefying Tally of American Gun Violence
The reasons for the mass gun violence are familiar and incontrovertible. The United States has many more guns than citizens, about 400 million firearms, according to a 2018 survey conducted by the nonpartisan Small Arms Survey, and 331 million people.

And the coronavirus pandemic stirred an even greater gun-buying craze. Annual domestic gun production increased from 3.9 million in 2000 to 11.3 million in 2020, according to a report released this month by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. A vast majority of those firearms stayed in the United States.

Mass shootings have become so common in the United States that only a small fraction rise to attract widespread attention beyond the communities directly affected. On the same weekend as the Buffalo killings, more than a dozen people were wounded by gunfire in downtown Milwaukee, near the arena where an N.B.A. playoff game ended hours earlier, the authorities said.

On Monday, the F.B.I. released data showing a rapidly escalating pattern of public shootings in the United States. The bureau identified 61 "active shooter" attacks in 2021 that killed 103 people and injured 130 others. That was the highest annual total since 2017, when 143 people were killed, and hundreds more were wounded, numbers inflated by the sniper attack on the Las Vegas Strip.

The 2021 total represented a 52 percent increase from the tally of such shootings in 2020, and a 97 percent increase from 2017, according to the F.B.I.'s Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2021 report. nytimes.com

Mass Shootings & Gun Violence: A Uniquely American Phenomenon?
Other Countries Had Mass Shootings. Then They Changed Their Gun Laws.

Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway: All had a culture of gun ownership, and all tightened restrictions anyway. Their violence statistics now diverge sharply from those of the U.S.

The world over, mass shootings are frequently met with a common response: Officials impose new restrictions on gun ownership. Mass shootings become rarer. Homicides and suicides tend to decrease, too.

Only the United States, whose rate and severity of mass shootings is without parallel outside of conflict zones, has so consistently refused to answer those events with tightened gun laws. nytimes.com

Shooters Want to be Famous - One Columbine Killers' Name Got 1.7M Hits
Police chiefs: Here's why you need to tell local media to not name the killer

Research shows the contagion effect is real and news media coverage is impacting the decisions of potential killers

Researchers at Northeastern Illinois and Arizona State universities released a study finding a contagion "effect lasting approximately 13 days" after a mass shooting. In 2017, our FBI behavioral experts - who are always reviewing the why factor for killers - began stressing that law enforcement should minimize the use of photos and the shooters' names and details of their plans. Another researcher said, "Our findings consistently suggest a positive and statistically significant effect of coverage on the number of subsequent shootings, lasting for 4-10 days." Social media research is thinner but the impact is likely the same. police1.com

Just Making Matters Worse in NYC - Taxis & Private Shuttles?
NYC workers lag  in returning to office over fears of Subway Crime, Murders
Manhattan-based workers are not returning to their offices en masse due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and concerns over crime in the subway, according to the latest data.

Overall, New York City had an office occupancy rate of 38.8% in the week that ended May 11, below the 43.4% occupancy rate nationwide - down 10.5% from national trend.

"Companies will need to address fears of public transportation if they want to have a hope of getting people to return to the office," Approximately 80% of office workers in Manhattan relied on the subway to get to work before the coronavirus pandemic began. Rising concerns about public safety may prompt more firms to pay for taxis or private shuttles for employees, said Melissa Swift, US transformation leader at Mercer.

Criminal complaints on the subway system in April were up 24.7%, total of 389. nypost.com

New Jersey AG's Order Would Impact Shoplifting Arrests
New order means NJ cops can't make arrests for some bench warrants
Police throughout New Jersey will not be allowed to arrest individuals with bench warrants for minor crimes under a new order from Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin. The initiative only applies to people who have municipal court bench warrants with bail amounts of $500 or less. Instead of arresting them, officers must release these offenders and give them a new court date.

Municipal courts handle local minor offenses including traffic violations, public intoxication, and drug possession. They can also oversee criminal violations including simple assault and shoplifting. In announcing the new policy, Platkin called it "common-sense governance that is both efficient and fair."

Before the new policy, cops were required to arrest individuals with bench warrants regardless of the violation. Now law enforcement must give them a bail recognizance form for a new court date. nj1015.com

H-E-B To Provide Community Support In Response To Texas Tragedy

SIA's Guide to Resources for the Prevention and Mitigation of Active Shooter Incidents

Here's how different California and Texas are on guns

Op-Ed: Stop the exodus, Eric: New Yorkers need results on crime

Seattle City Council OKs $1.15M for police recruitment - Help is coming


COVID Update

585.4M Vaccinations Given

US: 85.4M Cases - 1M Dead - 81.8M Recovered
Worldwide: 529.8M Cases - 6.3M Dead - 500.3M Recovered

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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 358   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 773
*Red indicates change in total deaths

Summer COVID Surge Coming?
Covid cases are surging again-here's what to expect this summer, experts say
The country's seven-day average of daily new Covid cases has ballooned above 100,000 as of Friday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's more than three times higher than this time a year ago. And while hospitalizations have remained relatively low during the current wave, some infectious disease experts say the virus' unpredictable nature could lead to a fickle Covid summer.

Warmer weather and people spending more time outdoors, where transmission rates tend to be lower, can only do so much heavy lifting against the rise of new subvariants, waning immunity since vaccination or infection and the lifting of mask-wearing, says Dr. Timothy Brewer, a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Also, Brewer says, vaccination rates have lagged since the arrival of Covid booster shots, which are proven to be effective in preventing hospitalizations. "[O]nly about 50% of eligible adults have received a single booster, and less than 20% have received a second booster. Sixty-six percent are fully vaccinated," he says. cnbc.com

The COVID-Crime Exodus
Big U.S. Cities Lost More Residents as Covid-19 Pandemic Stretched On

Big-city population declines deepened across the U.S. last year as the pandemic continued sending Americans in search of more space

The largest cities lost a greater share of residents than small- and midsize cities during the year that ended July 1, 2021, new estimates show. Collectively, in the nine cities with more than one million people, the population fell 1.7%, a loss of 419,000 residents. Only two cities in that group grew: Phoenix and San Antonio.

New York, the nation's largest city, lost 3.5% of its residents, or about 305,000 people. The second-largest city, Los Angeles, lost 1%, or 41,000 people, while the third-largest, Chicago, lost 1.6%, or 45,000 people. San Francisco's population fell 6.3%, a loss of 55,000 people. Several large cities that had logged gains in recent years saw losses, including Denver, Nashville, Tenn., Seattle and Atlanta.

The onset of the pandemic in March 2020 set off an initial wave of moves out of cities. The latest census figures suggest that the shift continued as the pandemic dragged on and combined with other economic and demographic forces that began pushing Americans into suburbs and exurbs during the previous decade.

The pandemic accelerated the shift in ways that are proving to be lasting. Some employers are making temporary pandemic remote-work options permanent. For some Americans, the pandemic reshuffled priorities in ways that made city living no longer worth its drawbacks, including higher taxes and elevated crime. wsj.com

No Appetite for New COVID Business Restrictions
With California hit by new coronavirus wave, time to start wearing masks? Limit gatherings?
As California contends with another resurgence of the coronavirus, what should residents consider doing to protect themselves from infection?

Unlike in earlier waves of the pandemic that were marked by defined limitations on what people could do and how businesses could operate, officials have not demonstrated an appetite for renewed restrictions, unless hospitalizations dramatically worsen.

But it's still important for residents to take action to reduce their infection risk, experts say - both to avoid potentially serious health consequences and reduce the chance of contracting long COVID, in which symptoms of illness, including fatigue and brain fog, can persist for months or years. latimes.com

Stores & Restaurants Are Packed - But Offices Are Not
As Remote Work Persists, Cities Struggle to Adapt to the Post-COVID World
Andrew Challenger's urban Chicago neighborhood is buzzing, but not with office workers. "I live 15 minutes' walk from my office building, and every restaurant, every bar and gym and store is packed 100%," Challenger said recently. "When I get to my building it's still pretty much empty. So much of normal life has come back, but not that."

Challenger, a senior vice president of Challenger, Gray and Christmas Inc., an outplacement and executive coaching firm, said the firm's surveys show people want the extra time and flexibility of remote work, and companies facing labor shortages are in no position to turn them down.

Nationally, people were working remotely about 39% of the time as of April, after peaking at around 62% in mid-2020 at the height of coronavirus pandemic-related closures, according to a national survey by the University of Chicago and three other universities.

The new realities are likely to force cities and states to shift their emphasis from supporting commuter transit and dense housing around it to promoting shared workspaces, broadband availability and more competitive tax rates as they contend for workers who can live anywhere. pewtrusts.org

Millennials drive remote work push

Viruses that were on hiatus during Covid are back - and behaving in unexpected ways

Pfizer CEO downplays monkeypox outbreak fears



Here's the Risk For Your Merchandise
It's Dangerous Out There On The High Seas.

After the onset of COVID. The pandemic trapped hundreds of thousands of beleaguered seafarers aboard ships for months beyond their contracts. Then came the supply chain crisis, causing container ship volumes to spike and keeping even the oldest vessels in service. Then war broke out, affecting even more seafarers.

Allianz, one of the world's largest insurance companies, published its annual review of shipping casualties this month. To put shipping's 2021 track record in context, American Shipper spoke with Capt. Rahul Khanna, Allianz's global head of marine risk consulting.

The good news is that despite headline-grabbing fires, sinkings, groundings, collisions and explosions,
the casualty numbers have not skyrocketed. Every accident is one too many, but shipping's multi-decade trend toward improved safety remains intact.

The bad news is that
risks remain elevated and bigger ship sizes are leading to ballooning monetary claims.

Graph showing ships declared losses - 54 in 2021

Continue Reading - Your Risks Starts at the Ports - Here's what they're dealing with.

Microsoft's Culture of Executive 'Abuse & Sexual Harassment'
Microsoft employees say 'golden boy' executives are still running wild, 8 years after the company vowed to clean up its toxic culture
Interviews with dozens of current and former employees suggest the incident involving Kipman is part of a widespread pattern of executive misconduct - including verbal abuse and sexual harassment - that continues to persist at Microsoft.

Despite Nadella's public stance against those he has called "talented jerks," many inside the company say Microsoft retains a nearly unlimited tolerance for bad behavior by its top rainmakers and developers. Late last year, a group of employees contributed to a report detailing a litany of complaints against Kipman. Yet the dozens of allegations of misconduct resulted in no apparent consequences for Kipman.

Now, Nadella's carefully crafted narrative about a kinder, gentler Microsoft is in danger of unraveling. In November, shareholders pressured the company to stop concealing workplace misconduct, voting overwhelmingly to require the tech titan to report on the effectiveness of sexual-harassment policies and the results of investigations into executives. "

And in January, Microsoft sparked outrage among some employees when it announced it was acquiring Activision Blizzard, the scandal-ridden game developer being sued by the state of California over what the lawsuit describes as a "pervasive 'frat boy' workplace culture" that subjects female employees to sexual harassment and discrimination. In response to the announcement, one Microsoft employee called out Nadella on an internal message board for his "continuous silence" in the face of a yearslong effort by female employees to address sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

"We can't even take care of our own house," one Microsoft employee told Insider. "And now we just bought one in worse condition." businessinsider.com

State & Fed Moves on FRT Are Stalling Tactics for Police Use
FRT making headway across the country

More tentative regulation of facial recognition in the US
Colorado is the latest government in the United States testing the idea of restricting use of facial recognition tools by police and schools.

They created a body to investigate how biometric systems are used in Colorado. Local police departments can request access to the Motor Vehicles Department's face biometrics application. The bill.

It would require officers to get a warrant or court order before using any facial recognition tool, and they could not use it for ongoing surveillance.

A similar dynamic is emerging from the White House.

President Joe Biden is expected today to sign an executive order billed as making federal police agencies more effective and accountable. A minor note in the order sets up a body to study concerns about how facial recognition and other algorithms are used by federal police.

The trend is that harder-on-crime-than-thou state politicians circle back within a year to erase the law. biometricupdate.com

Apple Battles Multiple Union Drives
Apple discourages retail employees from joining unions in internal video

Apple's head of retail and human relations, told employees in a video this week that joining a union has downsides

Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's head of retail and human relations, told employees in a video this week that joining a union has downsides, and that Apple believes that unions are not committed to its employees.

Apple hasn't publicly said that it opposes the recent union drives in multiple retail stores across the U.S., but the message to employees shows it's discouraging employees from entering into collective bargaining agreements. In the remarks, O'Brien says she believes that Apple is responsive to employee concerns and that a union would make it harder for corporate officials to address issues raised by workers.

Apple faces at least three union drives among its over 270 U.S. stores. One store in the Cumberland Mall in Atlanta will vote to unionize with Communications Workers of America on June 2. Another store in Towson, Md., will vote later in June to be organized with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Employees at a third store in New York City are currently collecting signatures to officially show interest in organizing. cnbc.com

Retail Baby Formula Price Gouging
What Local Leaders Are Doing to Stop Baby Formula Price Gouging

Cities and states are taking steps to make sure local retailers aren't raising prices for a limited supply of formula across the U.S.

Amid a national baby formula shortage in the US, city and state leaders are cracking down on sellers that have responded by jacking up the cost of the limited supply.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams last weekend declared a state of emergency and issued an executive order directing the city's Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to take action against excessive prices. Washington, DC's city council members followed, signing a district-wide anti-price gouging bill. And state leaders in Oregon and Georgia authorized their attorneys general to take action against anyone found to be overcharging for formula during this crisis.

Shortages have worsened in recent weeks, triggered by a snarled supply chain and a sweeping recall of formula from Abbott Nutrition, one of three formula suppliers that together dominate the US market. Nationally, 45% of baby formula was out of stock at retailers for the week ending on May 14, according to retail-tracking firm Datasembly, with the worst shortages hitting Nashville, Tennessee, and Richmond, Virginia, at rates of more than 57%. Metro areas where it may be easier to get baby formula include West Texas and Sacramento, California, which had out-of-stock rates of 30% or less during that time period. bloomberg.com

   FDA chief says covid, mail room failures hindered formula response

   Independent Grocer Testifies on Impact of Infant Formula Shortage

100 Store Openings
Kohl's to open 100 small-format stores during next four years
The department store retailer is increasing its investment in brick-and-mortar through new store openings, remodels, enhanced omnichannel capabilities and the ongoing rollout of in-store Sephora shops. The plans include the opening of about 100 smaller-format stores during the next four years in new markets.

Kohl's believes the new stores, in total, represent a sales opportunity of more than $500 million as they ramp-up to full productivity. The expansion follows a successful pilot of more than 20 smaller-format locations. At approximately 80,000 sq. ft., the average Kohl's store is too large for many small markets, according to the company. The smaller format will be about 35,000 sq. ft. chainstoreage.com

Apple raising pay for retail workers to $22 an hour as workers push to unionize
In a memo sent to employees, Apple announced it would be increasing base pay for retail employees from $20 to $22 an hour. Starting salaries for corporate workers will also increase.

Marks and Spencer store closures: why the UK retailer is shutting 32 stores

Good News For Shoppers: Retail Discounts Are Making A Comeback

Quarterly Results

Express Q1 consolidated comp's up 31%, eCommerce up 21%, net sales up 30%

Macy's Q1`comp's up 12.8%, owned-plus-licensed up 12.4%, digital up 2%, sales up 10.7%, owned-plus-licensed basis up 10.1%

WILLIAMS-SONOMA Q1 comparable brand revenue up 9.5%, Pottery Barn up 14.6% & West Elm up 12.8%

Alibaba Q4 sales up 9%, FY 2022 revenue up 19% (US$134,567 million)

Guess Q1 Americas Retail sales increased 7%, Retail comp sales & e-commerce, up 3% both, Americas Wholesale sales up 50%, revenues up 14%,
Guess Q1 Europe sales up 14%, Retail comp sales & e-commerce, down 6%, Asia sales up 1%, Retail comp sales & e-commerce, down 11%

Murphy USA's Q1 fuel comp's up 3.8%, merchandise comp's up 18.4%, sales up 45%

Dollar Tree Q1 comp's up Enterprise up 4.4%, Dollar Tree up 11.2%, Family Dollar down 2.8%, net sales up 6.5%

Buckle Q1 comp's up 3.7%, net sales up 3.3%

Dollar General Q1 comp's down 0.1%, net sales up 4.2%

Burlington Stores Q1 comp's down 18%, total sales down 12%

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

Director, Loss Prevention Regional job posted for Ross Stores in Plainfield, IL
An effective LPRD is responsible for the protection of all company assets and achieving shortage and safety goals set for the division. This is done by supervising and promoting Loss Prevention initiatives and programs. It is further accomplished by developing and maintaining a strong partnership with the Vice President of Store Operations. Through this partnership the LPRD implements shortage and safety related solutions designed to reduce losses through a combination of applications which include data analysis, audits, training programs and investigations. jobs.rossstores.com

Division Asset Protection Director job posted for Lowe's in Mooresville, NC
The primary purpose of this role is to maximize profitability of the company by protecting the people and assets for their division of responsibility. The DAPD is directly responsible for Safety, Shrink, Expenses and Liability and provides direct leadership to field personnel in the Asset Protection, Safety & Hazmat Department within their respective division. The Division Director will have responsibility for ensuring that stores within their division are implementing and executing safety programs in order to create safe store environments for customers and employees. talent.lowes.com

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MTI and Scorpion, leading forces in retail security and loss prevention, announce a groundbreaking partnership in the fight against retail crime.

Hillsboro, OR: MTI (Mobile Technologies, Inc.) and Vestal, NY: Scorpion Security Products- two industry leaders each with a track record of helping retailers combat retail shrink (assets lost through loss or theft) - are joining forces to deliver cutting-edge security solutions globally.

The MTI and Scorpion partnership provides retailers across the globe with a complete suite of security options to protect assets on display in stores. The synergy between the two companies is unmatched; MTI is the world leader in electronic and alarmed solutions while Scorpion is the world leader in mechanical solutions. Together, their complementary product lines will help retailers broaden their security measures and better safeguard high-value product displays at a time when retail shrink is on the rise.

"Collaboration is a culture. It's not about one person or organization winning, but rather about progressing as a group. We have found the culture and professionalism of MTI and their associates completely aligned with the principles and guidelines of Scorpion. We are very excited about our new partnership," said Pete Gulick, Founder and CEO of Scorpion.

"This partnership brings a cooperative approach to serving our retail customers that has not been seen before in the retail security solution industry. It is a new era. From our very first conversations with the Scorpion team, there was a meeting of the minds, a realization of the benefits we could bring our customers and each other. This partnership is good news for our customers, global partners, and the retail industry. We will leverage the strengths of both companies to bring benefits to our customers." Mary Jesse, CEO of MTI.

"We are thrilled to enter this partnership with MTI. Not only do our products complement one another which allows us to offer the most comprehensive product lineup on the market, but our cultures blend as well. It has been great to get to know the talented MTI team and we are excited about what the future holds for us, our global partners and customers," stated Scorpion's President, Paul Frydman.

The partnership between MTI and Scorpion is effective immediately which broadens the reach of both companies and enables greater solutions access and support to all our collective customers.

About MTI:

MTI works with the world's largest brands in more than 90 countries across the globe to protect assets through physical hardware and electronic monitoring. MTI facilitates loss prevention, asset management, enhanced service, and tablet kiosk solutions to empower leading brands to perform with excellence in today's digital business environment.

Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon with offices in Hong Kong, Ireland, and London, MTI brings over 40 years of experience helping our customers meet their complex business needs.

About Scorpion:

Scorpion Security Products, Inc. was founded in 2008 by CEO, Pete Gulick. Scorpion is a leader in the retail security industry, specializing in high security mechanical solutions for handheld electronic devices and much more. Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest level of consumer engagement while maintaining maximum security.







Global Law Enforcement Busts BEC Leader
Interpol's Massive 'Operation Delilah' Nabs BEC Bigwig

A sprawling, multiyear operation nabs a suspected SilverTerrier BEC group ringleader, exposing a massive attack infrastructure and sapping the group of a bit of its strength.

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks have caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses globally in recent years - but now international law-enforcement has notched up another victory in the battle against them.

Interpol on Wednesday announced that "Operation Delilah" has resulted in Nigerian police arresting the suspected head of SilverTerrier, aka TMT, which is a massive BEC operation that has been active since at least 2015, impacting thousands of businesses and individuals across four continents. The 37-year-old Nigerian man, who the Interpol did not name, was apprehended at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos as he attempted to re-enter the country after fleeing ahead of the police in 2021.

The arrest marks the culmination of a year-long investigative effort that was led by the Interpol's Africa desk and involved law-enforcement agencies from multiple countries. Three security vendors - Palo Alto Networks, Group-IB, and Trend Micro - also supported the effort by providing information on the BEC effort and its operators to the investigating entities. And Interpol also flagged CyberTOOLBELT as providing "ad hoc support" to the investigative effort.

Notching Up Arrests

The latest arrest brings to 15 the total number of individuals who have been arrested in recent years for their alleged involvement in BEC scams out of Nigeria - a hotbed of activity for this type of threat for years. In January, Nigeria's police, acting on information from Interpol, arrested 11 individuals for allegedly defrauding or attempting to defraud some 50,000 organizations worldwide via BEC scams. Six of the individuals were identified as belonging to SilverTerrier. At the time of the January arrests, law enforcement authorities recovered one laptop that contained a staggering 800,000 usernames and passwords that appeared to belong to victim organizations.

That 10-day operation was code-named "Falcon II"; it was preceded by another in November 2020 dubbed "Falcon I," when three alleged SilverTerrier members were arrested for their involvement in BEC scams that compromised 500,000 organizations worldwide. darkreading.com  interpol.int

#1 Threat to Worldwide Businesses: Cybercrime
Cybercrime is Top External Fraud Threat to Businesses Worldwide
A new global economic crime and fraud survey has established customer fraud and cybercrime as the leading external fraud threats to businesses globally. According to the survey, more than 50 percent of the companies that participated had suffered financial crime or fraud in the past two years.

The PwC Global Economic and Fraud Survey also revealed that at least 70 percent of the companies that suffered fraud witnessed new incidents resulting from disruptions caused by the global pandemic. The survey found that cyberattacks are becoming more frequent with a high level of sophistication, posing a larger risk to organisations than ever before.

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The survey included 1296 executive respondents drawn across 53 countries and aimed at looking at the threat of fraud to establish the responses that companies need to develop to counter the vice.

"With external fraud growing, companies must think more creatively to help shore up and protect their perimeters," said Deirdre McGrath, partner at PwC Ireland's forensics and transaction services.

Rapid Shift in Cybercrime

Cybercrime has become the most common type of fraud experienced by businesses, overtaking customer fraud in this year's survey. The rapid growth of cybercrime has been orchestrated by the outgrown shift to digital platforms by organisations, which has exposed them to more risk.

According to the survey, one in every five companies with revenues worth over $10 billion reported a fraud incident costing them over $50 million. The report shows at least 38% of companies with a lower value not exceeding $100 million reported having experienced some form of fraud. In every four companies surveyed, one reported to have lost at least $1 million in fraud cases.

Supply Chain Targeted

According to the survey report, supply chain fraud emerged following the Covid-19 disruption, with malicious actors forming groups to defraud digital platforms due to social and financial pressures. As such, businesses should adopt extra agility and devise new approaches to protect themselves against fraudulent activities. which-50.com

Return to Office: Bad for Cybersecurity?
A return to the office could be bad for computer security

New research explores 'technological entitlement'

When employees feel they deserve superior technology compared to other employees-and they don't receive unrestricted access to it-they pose a security risk to their companies, according to a new University at Buffalo School of Management study.

Forthcoming in MIS Quarterly, the research explores 'technological entitlement,' a feeling some employees have that they are more deserving of high-tech resources, uses and privileges than their co-workers.

Their findings show that technologically entitled employees pose a direct threat to the information security of organizations. Their findings also have implications for creating and implementing policy on employee technology use, and recommend involving technologically entitled employees in the process of policy-building to encourage buy-in.

"Organizations that work toward establishing fair policies will better mitigate security risks," says Emily Grijalva, PhD, associate professor of organization and human resources in the UB School of Management.

Tech entitlement also has implications for employees returning to the office-or being heavily monitored while working remotely-following the COVID-19 pandemic.

"These trends may be perceived as restrictions imposed by the organization, which could increase the security risk posed by technologically entitled employees," says Grijalva. "Businesses should carefully consider employee perceptions when deciding how to move forward with disabling or downgrading remote work options and implementing restrictions on remote workers." buffalo.edu

In Case You Missed It
Verizon's 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report

Verizon released its 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) this week giving executives a glimpse into trends related to cyber incidents & breaches

Verizon Business 2022 DBIR: Key findings

External actors are 4 times more likely to cause breaches in an organization than internal ones
Roughly 4 in 5 breaches can be attributed to organized crime
"Financial gain" is the number one motive, "espionage" is in the second spot
Over half of breaches involved the use of either remote access or web applications
62% of system intrusion incidents came through an organization's partner
82% of analyzed breaches over the past year involved a human element
The vast majority of breaches include only a handful of steps, whith three actions being most common  helpnetsecurity.com

Zero-Click Zoom Bug Allows Code Execution Just by Sending a Message
Google has disclosed a nasty set of six bugs affecting Zoom chat that can be chained together for MitM and RCE attacks, no user interaction required.

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Cannabis' Thriving Black Market & Crime Concerns
Washington Cannabis: 10 Years of Legal Cannabis but the Illicit Market Remains
Cannabis has been legal in Washington State now for 10 years, making Washington among the most mature cannabis markets in the country. In 2020 alone, Washington's cannabis market generated over 18,000 jobs and over $600 million in tax revenue. So why is the unregulated market still thriving?

Washington State Cannabis Excise Tax

Despite beliefs that California holds the highest, most complex tax structure for cannabis, Washington State has the highest cannabis excise tax in the country at an impressive 37%. When combined with local and State sales tax, the average tax imposed on cannabis sales is 46.2%. In other words, nearly half the revenue generated by cannabis goes back to the State.

Why is Washington's cannabis excise tax so high? Unlike California, Washington does not tax flower or place any other additional taxes on cultivators. Washington places the excise tax on retailers, who must incorporate the tax rate into their pricing. This tax structure not only exceeds taxes placed on alcohol and tobacco, but also greatly thins profit margins. Further, this tax structure heightens competition between cannabis business owners rather than create an air of teamwork and cooperation and makes it difficult for cannabis retailers in more rural areas to thrive.

The Illicit Cannabis Market in Washington

The general attitude from current and potential cannabis business owners in Washington State is that the high excise tax contributes to the continued illegal market. As with other cannabis regulatory agencies, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) lacks the enforcement capabilities to actively fight the illegal market, but the Washington State Department of Revenue (WSDOR) has no problem notifying the legal market of upcoming or late tax payments. Late or non-occurring tax payments can lead to license suspension which, given combined overhead and tax costs, can shift a business from profitable (or at least breaking even) to failure in a matter of days.

Inflation is also a contributor to Washington's sustained illegal market. The price of cannabis products must increase to meet already high overhead and tax costs which coincides with an increase in the cost of more essential items. It is well documented that nationwide price increases are a big contributor to crimes on cannabis businesses, as evident on the West Coast, with armed robberies receiving much of the media attention. Inflation lends to increased crime in a number of sectors, cannabis businesses are targeted largely because they hold stores of cash due to the requirement to transact purely in cash. sapphirerisk.com

11% Drop Per Year in Federal Marijuana Arrests
Federal pot arrests plummet as states legalize cannabis, crime stats show

Marijuana apprehensions had the steepest drop of all drug-related arrests between 2010 and 2020.

AdvertisementFederal cannabis arrests have dropped over a 10-year stretch as more states legalize weed, Marijuana Moment reports, citing federal crime statistics.

The Drug Enforcement Administration made 2,576 marijuana arrests in fiscal year 2020, a dramatic drop from 2010, when the agency racked up 8,215 pot busts, according to Justice Department data analyzed by the news site. That's an average drop of 11% per year.

While the Justice Department notes that the pandemic led to a recent decline in arrests, much of the drop in cannabis busts stems from discretionary decisions by federal authorities as more states legalize the plant for recreational and medical use.

Roughly 16% of all federal busts in 2020 were drug-related, according to the Justice Department. Most of those were for hard drugs such as meth and heroin, Marijuana Moment reports, while marijuana apprehensions had the steepest drop of all drug-related arrests. sacurrent.com

How do Philly's marijuana laws work?

The laws in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania all work differently.

If you've been to a public event in Philly before, then you have probably at least smelled marijuana. It's not legal to smoke openly in public, but many do. After all - you basically can't be arrested for it.

That's because the city decriminalized the possession and use of marijuana in Philadelphia County in 2014. The Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) also shouldn't arrest you for buying pot in the county. Ever since then, marijuana-related offenses that would've been charged as a crime are now considered non-criminal, civil offenses.

Keep in mind, this is just in Philadelphia county. If you are in any of the collar counties, marijuana has not been decriminalized. inquirer.com

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Online Shopping Slowdown Hits Amazon
Amazon to sublease warehouses as online shopping slows

Amazon is planning to sublease some of its warehouse space because the pandemic-fueled surge in online shopping has slowed

Amazon is planning to sublease some of its warehouse space now that the pandemic-fueled surge in online shopping, which helped the e-commerce giant rake in soaring profits in the past two years, has eased.

Subleasing allows the company to "relieve the financial obligations associated with an existing building that no longer meets" its needs, Amazon spokesperson Alisa Carroll said.

Carroll didn't disclose how much space the company plans to sublet. But citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that the retailer would sublease at least 10 million square feet of space and could end more of its leases in states including New York, New Jersey and California.

Seattle-based Amazon doubled the size of its operations during the pandemic, adding more warehouses and workers to keep up with demand from homebound consumers who felt more comfortable buying things online. But as the worst of the pandemic eased, it found itself with too much warehouse space and too many workers.

Last month, the company reported its first quarterly loss since 2015, fueled by the e-commerce slowdown and a massive write-down of its investment in the electric-vehicle startup Rivian Automotive. In a statement released last month with its earnings results, CEO Andy Jassy said the company was now focused on improving productivity. abcnews.go.com

40% Increase in Amazon Driver Injuries
Nearly one in five Amazon delivery drivers suffered injuries in 2021, study finds
Amazon's delivery operations are suffering from an "escalating injury crisis," driven largely by punishing quotas and pressure to ferry packages as quickly as possible, according to a new study.

Nearly one in five drivers making deliveries for Amazon suffered injuries in 2021, a 40% increase from last year's injury rate, the Strategic Organizing Center said in a report released Tuesday.

Amazon has increasingly relied upon a fast-growing network of third-party delivery companies to pick up packages at its warehouses and drop them at customers' doorsteps. The third-party delivery companies are part of Amazon's delivery service partner program, which was launched in 2018. In just a few years, the program has grown to include more than 2,000 DSPs in the U.S.

But as the program has expanded, Amazon has faced some scrutiny from labor advocates, lawmakers and DSPs who argue the company fails to ensure driver safety in its race to provide faster and faster delivery. Delivery drivers have also complained that the company requires them to meet strict production quotas, which increases the risk of injury on the job.

The SOC report found that contracted Amazon delivery drivers suffer injuries at nearly two-and-a-half times the rate of the non-Amazon delivery industry. It also found that, in 2021, one in seven Amazon drivers sustained injuries that were so severe that they either cannot perform their regular job, or are forced to miss work altogether, the report states. cnbc.com

Amazon's Mass Exodus
Amazon employees are quitting at twice the rate of recent years, mostly due to low pay and increased competition, leaked documents show

Amazon's "regretted" attrition more than doubled in the past year, internal data shows.

A growing number of employees Amazon doesn't want to lose are leaving the company, according to internal data obtained by Insider.

An internally tracked metric, called "regretted" attrition, has reached an average of 12.1% since June 2021, more than double the average in recent years, according to internal data obtained by Insider. That number had hovered around 5% from 2016 to mid-2021, the data shows.

Regretted attrition is the portion of employees Amazon didn't want to see leave, typically through voluntary departures. Separately, Amazon closely follows another metric called "unregretted" attrition, which represents employees it's not afraid to lose, as Insider previously reported.

The spike in Amazon's regretted attrition is one of the many fallouts of rising inflation, as wage inflation and competition for talent make it easier for the company's most prized corporate employees to find better opportunities elsewhere. Amazon employees who previously spoke to Insider said the company's relatively low pay, stagnant stock price, and grueling work culture have all contributed to the growing departure rate. businessinsider.com

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$200M Baby Formula Fraud Gang Gets 18 Yrs. Fed Prison
Update: Baby Formula export scheme worth $200M lands Florida trio in prison, scammers used funds to buy $9M mansion, 48-foot yacht
A Florida trio was recently sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a $200 million baby formula fraud scheme that began some nine years before the current critical shortages. U.S. District Court Judge Roy K. Altman sentenced South Florida residents Johnny Grobman, 48, Raoul Doekhie, 53, and Sherida Nabi, 57, each to 18 years in prison on Friday. He also ordered the three to forfeit over $200 million in fraudulently obtained profits. The three used the profits from the baby formula sales to buy a $9 million mansion in Florida, a 48-foot yacht, and several properties outside the U.S.

Federal prosecutors in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida said the trio convinced U.S. infant formula manufacturers to sell them the products at deeply reduced prices, in some cases receiving up to 60% discounts, by claiming they had a government tender to purchase the formula on behalf of the impoverished country of Suriname in South America. Instead of shipping the formula to Suriname, the three sold the products for full price in the U.S., raking in record profits.

Following a 13-day trial in February 2020, a federal jury found Grobman, Doekhie and Nabi guilty of conspiring to commit wire fraud; wire fraud; money laundering; conspiring to obtain pre-retail medical products worth $5,000 or more by fraud or deception, theft of pre-retail medical products; and smuggling goods from the United States. Two weeks after the trial ended, Grobman requested a new trial, which Judge Altman later denied. As of publication, attorneys for the three did not respond to FreightWaves' request seeking comment. Court records confirm the three are now in custody. However, a reason was not given for why the sentencing took place more than two years after the convictions. The sentencing comes at a time when the U.S. is dealing with a nationwide infant formula shortage after a massive recall at manufacturing giant Abbott Laboratories' Michigan plant.  freightwaves.com

Hendersonville, TN: MS man allegedly operated crime ring from TN jail
The Hendersonville Police Department, working with the U.S. Secret Service, cracked one of the more elaborate organized crime cases you will hear about. The investigation began more than two years ago, and detectives are still making arrests and chasing down leads. Hendersonville police say the alleged mastermind, once arrested, continued to operate his criminal enterprise from behind bars inside the Sumner County Jail. The case began in January 2020 when a Sumner County home builder, Tim Wheeler, got a bill from the Hendersonville Lowes for $36,000.

Andy Cordan: "How did they pretend to be you?" Tim Wheeler: "That is what I would like to know, because when I go in I have to show my ID. I was pretty upset." Police said the con men used Wheeler's company to steal washers, dryers, refrigerators, toolboxes and lumber. It's very expensive material that Wheeler said he never ordered. "It's not something we usually buy," Wheeler said. "We buy stuff to build homes with." When Wheeler complained, he said Lowes told him his company would have to accept the fraudulent charges. Wheeler said he was dissatisfied with that response and went to the Hendersonville police who quickly accepted the case. Hendersonville Police Detective Thomas Holman worked with the Secret Service Task Force. He got the case and quickly began unraveling this elaborate scheme. "This is one of the most bizarre cases I've worked," Holman said. Within a few days, there was a break in the case when Holman arrested Jackson, Mississippi man, William Nolan.

The 50-year-old implicated himself in the crime and went to the Sumner County Jail. "I discovered that Mr. Nolan created a criminal enterprise," Holman said. Months into the investigation, while trying to find the missing equipment, Holman listened in to the jail phone calls made by the 50-year-old and was shocked by what he heard. "He would get a shopping list of sorts, he would tell the Lowes staff that he would send someone on his crew to pick those items up," Holman said. According to Holman, Nolan was on the jail phone for 12 hours a day, making calls to his crew on the outside. Holman says Nolan was able to make three-way calls and talk to Lowes personnel across the Mid-South, pretending to be contractors and ordering hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment. From the jail house, Nolan choreographed pick-ups between his crew and the various stores that are in Nashville, Kentucky, Mississippi and even Indiana. wreg.com

Memphis, TN: 10 people involved in $30k plus City Gear heist
Surveillance video shows at least ten people break into a Whitehaven City Gear and load handfuls of athletic gear into five luxury cars early Saturday morning. The thieves used a bolt cutter to break into the business on Elvis Presley Boulevard at around 5:30 a.m. They spent less than twenty minutes at the store. Police said they left with $30,000 in Air Jordan shoes and an undermined amount of clothing. City Gear employees didn't want to talk on camera but said the burglars ransacked the place. They said the store has been in the Whitehaven Plaza since 1995, and it's been years since anything like this has happened there. wreg.com

Wayne County, NC: Man Charged With 165 Counts Of Identity Theft
Four months after a couple reported their identity had been stolen, a suspect has been arrested on 165 felony charges. On January 24, a Wayne County couple filed an identity theft report with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. They reported their personal information had been used to open numerous bank accounts, phone accounts and credit card accounts. The credit cards were used to make purchases in and around the Raleigh area. During the investigation, detectives discovered the offender opened or attempted to open over 30 accounts and made more than $65,000 in fraudulent transactions. jocoreport.com

Denham Springs, LA: Woman arrested for multiple thefts totaling $1000 at Juban Crossing; prior record of thefts at Walmart, Sam's Club and Walgreens

Lancaster County, PA: Woman arrested for stealing $340 of items using self-check out at Walmart

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Shootings & Deaths

Alexandria, VA: 18-year-old student killed in stabbing after brawl at McDonald's
18-year-old Alexandria City High School student Luis Mejia Hernandez was killed in a stabbing during a massive brawl outside a McDonald's near the school, Alexandria Police Department said. Just before 12:30 p.m., officers responded to the Bradlee Shopping Center for the reported fight, police said. When they arrived, they found about 30 to 50 people fighting in the parking lot. "They moved over here to the bus stop, a larger group of individuals gathered, males and females, and next thing I know a fight breaks out over there in the parking lot and once it breaks out in the parking lot all melee breaks out, and a young man gets stabbed," said David Davis, who witnessed the violent altercation and the fatal stabbing that followed. "It's just sad." While trying to control the group of teens, police found the 18-year-old victim suffering from a stab wound. The student was taken to an area hospital, where he died. kmph.com

Update: Guilderland, NY: Police make arrests in Crossgates Mall Shooting
Guilderland Police have made arrests in the Crossgates Mall Shooting last month. Police say the incident happened around 2:50 Sunday, April 10th. The suspects fled before police arrived. Police arrested a 16 year old male and a 17 year old female in the shooting incident at Crossgates Mall on April 10, 2022. Both reside in Schenectady. It is alleged the 16 year old male fired several rounds from a semi automatic handgun at another group of individuals. An uninvolved female had received a gunshot wound to her hand. It is also alleged that the female drove the male and two other people out of the parking lot after the shooting. The male is being charged with the following: Reckless Endangerment 1st degree, Class D Felony, Assault 2nd degree, Class D Felony and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, Class C Felony. The female has been charged with Hindering Prosecution 2nd degree, Class E Felony. cbs6albany.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Bazetta Township: Surveillance video of attack on Walmart employee released
The man accused of assaulting a Walmart employee in Bazetta Township appeared in court Wednesday morning as police released surveillance video of the attack. Twenty-seven-year-old Omar Williams had a preliminary in central court on charges of felonious assault, motor vehicle theft, domestic violence and disrupting public service. Williams waived his right to a preliminary hearing and his case will be bound over to the Trumbull County Grand Jury. The charges against him stem from an incident where Williams allegedly pushed an employee into a metal display rack, causing serious injuries. The incident happened on May 17th around 7:30 a.m. The incident began as a domestic issue between Williams and his girlfriend in the parking lot. Reports said Williams had been slapping and choking his girlfriend before she went into Walmart to find someone to the police. A female store employee was helping the victim when Williams allegedly ran after them and pushed her about 10 feet into a floor display. wfmj.com

Kenosha, WI: Police continue to seek Armed Robbery suspect; was not at standoff location
Kenosha Police continue to search for a man wanted for armed robbery of a local grocery store. Lt. Joseph Nosalik said San Luis Grocery Store was robbed by a man with a firearm around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Nosalik identified that man as 34-year-old Ricardo, or Ricky, Garcia. He is believed to be armed and dangerous. Garcia has multiple active warrants for his arrest, in addition to the recent armed robbery. On Wednesday, police received a tip that Garcia was in a home and Kenosha Police SWAT responded to the location. After hours of verbal commands to exit the house, SWAT conducted a search of the residence; however, Garcia was not found. It is believed Garcia exited the home before it was completely contained. kenoshanews.com

Brookhaven, GA: Police use drone to help nab violent armed robbery suspect outside CVS

Akron, OH: Suspect accused of using BB gun to steal toilet paper from Dollar General

Philadelphia, PA: Man Sentenced for Gunpoint Robbery of North Broad Convenience Store

Kitchener, Ontario, CN: Robbery in Conestoga Mall area under investigation



Auto - Collingdale, PA - Robbery
Auto - Tacoma, WA - Armed Robbery
Auto - Sunbury, PA - Burglary
Boost - Charlotte, NC - Robbery
C-Store - Morgantown, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Myrtle Beach, SC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Brookhaven, GA - Robbery
C-Store - Attleboro, MA - Robbery
C-Store - Huntington County, PA - Burglary
C-Store - Bakersfield, CA - Robbery
CVS -Albany, NY - Burglary
Clothing - Racine, WI - Burglary
Clothing - Memphis, TN - Robbery
Dollar General - Akron, OH - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Cobb County, GA - Burglary
Grocery - Kenosha, WI - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Arlington, VA - Robbery
Jewelry - Albany, NY - Burglary
Jewelry - Lima, OH - Robbery
Jewelry - Tucson, AZ - Robbery
Jewelry - Albuquerque, NM - Robbery
Jewelry - Greensboro, NC - Robbery
Pawn - Bloomington, IL - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Merced, CA - Armed Robbery (Five Star)
Restaurant - Honolulu, HI - Burglary
T-Mobile - Albany, NY - Burglary
Thrift - Bayfield, WI - Burglary
Verizon - Auburn, NY - Burglary
Walmart - Lower Nazareth, PA - Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 19 robberies
• 10 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


Weekly Totals:
• 74 robberies
• 17 burglaries
• 2 shootings
• 0 killed

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