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May's Moving Ups

19 New Senior LP's - 13 Promotions - 6 Appointments

Agilence Strengthens Leadership Team With New Chief Product and Marketing Officer, Brian Brinkmann
Amazon named Bryan Lee, MBA, CFE, CFI Senior Loss Prevention Manager
Amazon promoted Cory Smith to Sr. Regional LP Manager, North American Customer Fulfillment
Burlington Stores promoted Ash Warren, MBA, ARM, CFI to Senior Manager of Safety
Follett promoted Denyse Arbuthnot to Vice President Asset Protection
Interface Security Systems Appoints Brian Garavuso as CTO
MTI promoted Brian Thorpe to Vice President, Global Services
MTI promoted Jill Cochran to Assoc. VP, Sales Operations for N. America, Latin America, APAC, & EMEA
MTI promoted Rod Horner to Associate Vice President, Sourcing, Integration & Test
MTI promoted Shannon Litten to Associate Vice President, Customer Solutions
MTI promoted Scot Maurath to Senior Director, Customer Experience
Office Depot promoted Greg Jobe, CPP, CFI to Sr. Manager Enterprise Loss Prevention & Safety
Salesforce named Robert Mirakaj Director, Global Risk Intelligence & Protection Services
SpartanNash Named Rona Caswell VP, Internal Audit
ThinkLP Appoints ORC Veteran Tony Sheppard as Director, Loss Prevention Solutions
TJX Companies promoted Jennifer Briggs, MBA to AVP, Loss Prevention Director
Ulta Beauty promoted Alaina Kring, CPhT to Senior Manager - Organized Retail Crime
Ulta Beauty promoted Mike Korso to Sr. Manager of LP Intelligence
Ulta Beauty promoted Justin Marty to Operations Manager - Enterprise Protection & Intel Center

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New victor & VideoEdge video management platform from Johnson Controls provides powerful, simplified enterprise management for dynamic environments

victor and VideoEdge 5.7 optimizes new analytics and video control

● Mask detection and elevated skin temperature detection supports health protocols

● Supports Johnson Controls commitment to provide a sustainable environment for Healthy People, Healthy Places and a Healthy Planet

MILWAUKEE - (MAY 26, 2021)
- Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of the Open Blue digital platforms, has released the latest version of Tyco American Dynamics victor and VideoEdge video management systems, offering accelerated deployment, more powerful analytics, and optimized video management and control. The powerful victor and Video Edge 5.7 solutions deliver on the Johnson Controls commitment to empower customers with technology to maintain safe building environments, healthy business operations and seamless occupant experiences.

Offering more powerful camera features, enhanced analytic capabilities and new configuration tools and workflows for faster deployment and reduced operator fatigue, the victor and VideoEdge 5.7 offers more intuitive camera management, simplified site management and more robust cyber security features in a modernized interface. 

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Faster, More Accurate Emergency Dispatch Expected in Prince William County, VA with Launch of 'ASAP to PSAP'

Automated alarm dispatch can reduce emergency response time from minutes to seconds for monitored alarm users, including customers of Vector Security.

PITTSBURGH, May 27, 2021 - Prince William County, Virginia becomes the 88th municipality in the nation to implement Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) at its Emergency Communication Center (ECC)/Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

ASAP automates communication from alarm monitoring central stations to ECCs and 911 centers resulting in faster, more accurate emergency response by delivering alarm notification information directly from the alarm monitoring centers to ECCs via computer rather than by phone.

Read more here

Crime, Violence & Protests

Violent Crime is Rising in Nearly All Major U.S. Cities
Defund the police encounters resistance as violent crime spikes
One year since a nationwide movement sparked calls for slashing police funding in favor of other nontraditional forms of public safety, it's not clear whether any city achieved anything resembling what protesters demanded: massively defunded or abolished police departments.

The calls to cut funding and overhaul policing came after a police officer in Minnesota killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck, and video of the encounter set off one of, if not the, largest protest movements in American history.

Some departments defunded, at the insistence of protesters, cutting some from their budget without resorting to layoffs, and those departments saw changes in how they had to work. Nearly all major American cities are seeing spikes in violent crime.

Laura Cooper, the executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, said police chiefs in cities across the country met last week to discuss current issues facing police departments. Chiefs talked about the increase in gun violence, the increase in younger shooters who see guns as tools for conflict resolution, as well as the defund the police movement.

"There has not been a universal defund movement across major cities," Cooper said. "I think there was a little bit of retooling of the department budgets, but I can't say that defund has actually played out. The sustained increase in violent crime, the gun violence that we've been seeing, and calls from the community that they don't want less police, they want better police, seems to be resonating." cnn.com

Progressive DA Blames Cops for San Fran Crime Wave
San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Defends Himself And Blames The Police Force For Rising Crime In City
San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin has been facing the heat of the people lately. People are not happy with his work and there have even been calls to remove him. However, Boudin defended himself and his team of lawyers during a recent interview. He said, "Come down to the courthouse and watch what we're doing. Any day of the week, any courtroom. You will see my veteran prosecutors handling cases ranging from shoplifting to murder and doing it with dignity and integrity and doing with zealousness."

Chesa Boudin Puts The Blame On San Francisco Police Officers

Furthermore, he said, "The reality is the POA (police officers union) needs someone to point the finger at and this isn't a new issue. Look they were blaming (Vice President) Kamala Harris and attacking her when she was the district attorney. This is an age-old problem in San Francisco because the POA wants to get away without doing its job."

Boudin Thinks Police Clearance Rate Needs To Go Up

Boudin revealed that the police department allows officers to be racist and discriminate against people of color. However, he has stood up against the department and demanded change. He also demanded for the clearance rate to go up. Furthermore, Boudin said, "Frankly, when it comes to crime, we need to increase police clearance rates. Right now, police are only making arrests in about 10 percent of all reported crimes. There is no way we are going to lock up our way out of a problem when police are only clearing 10 percent of reported crimes." editor99.com

Progressive DA Facing Recall Campaign Over Crime Surge
Frustrated San Francisco Crime Victims Demand DA Boudin Step Up Enforcement
Or Step Aside
The restaurant - Chao Pescao - survived the devastating economics of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown but now faces a new challenge. "They broke into this one," Dennis said. "You can tell they used a blowtorch. It's like melted glass."

The thieves burned through the window, cut off the power, and stole 24 tablets and the liquor before trying to break into the safe. And it didn't happen just once. "Four break-ins over the course of two weeks," he said.

Even more frustrating, Dennis and Tenderloin police caught the suspect in the act the third time, only to catch the same man again just days later. If there is one person at the center of San Francisco's crime discussion, it is Chesa Boudin; a social justice-minded reformer who campaigned on a platform of decarceration, ending cash bail.

He has delivered on each of those promises, but even beyond the city, Boudin was something of a polarizing figure before his election.

His first 16 months in office have not changed that. Amid several high-profile cases involving repeat offenders, and the surge in burglaries, Boudin now faces not one but two recall campaigns.

"I voted for him," Dennis said. "His agenda resonated with me. Just thought perhaps some change was what we needed."

But after his experience with the restaurant burglaries and what his seen around Civic Center, Dennis says he's now leaning towards supporting the recall. sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

Calling in the Feds as Violence Overwhelms Minneapolis
Minneapolis gets state, federal help as violent crime surges
Minneapolis is relying on outside help to deal with a surge in violent crime because the city's police department is so short-staffed and crime has risen so quickly.

Mayor Jacob Frey acknowledged Sunday that Minneapolis Police can't handle the situation alone. The city is getting support from the Minnesota State Patrol, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and federal investigators, he said.

More than 200 officers, nearly one-third of the force have left Minneapolis Police in the year since George Floyd's murder. The wave of departures came as the City Council debated a major restructuring of the police department. Frey has proposed new spending to replace the officers who have left, but several council members oppose the plan.

Homicides and nonfatal shooting victims have more than doubled in 2021 from a year earlier, according to police data provided to council members last week. Carjackings have tripled.

The night after the Warehouse District shooting, the State Patrol provided additional support on freeways in Minneapolis, a spokesman said. But Gov. Tim Walz has said he opposes sending state troopers onto "every corner and street" of Minneapolis because the troopers have responsibilities statewide. fox9.com

Younger Generation Driving Crime Spike?
Young People At Center Of Surge In Violent Crime In Allegheny County
Violent crime and homicides are surging in the region and across the nation, raising concern for the summer months ahead.

After another violent weekend in Allegheny County, some are blaming the pandemic. Others see a growing problem with more young people turning to lives of crime. People in Wilkinsburg say young people have lost direction during the pandemic and are now shooting each other.

The homicide rate has close to doubled in Allegheny County to 48 so far this year, and 21 of the victims are between 15 and 25 years old. Brooks and Richard Garland of Pitt's Violence Prevention Initiative said after a year without school or direction, many of those young people with easy access to guns have turned to drug use and drug sales - street crime often resulting in murder.

"We need to have more programs, more opportunities, educational opportunities, as well vocational opportunities," said Garland. "I think that will change the tide." pittsburgh.cbslocal.com

Store Windows Smashed During Another Portland Riot
Police declare riot in Portland as protesters mark 1 year since George Floyd's death
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Multnomah County Justice Center in downtown Portland on Tuesday evening. Some individuals were wearing helmets and carrying gas masks, umbrellas and backpacks. As the crowd chanted "burn the building down," some people lit a dumpster on fire and pushed it up against the justice center while others vandalized the building with graffiti, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Police officers warned the crowd that the gathering was now considered an unlawful assembly and that those who continued engaging in criminal activity would be subject to arrest and use of force. Some individuals in the crowd threw frozen water bottles, glass bottles, eggs, metal spikes and mortar-style fireworks at the officers, police said.

The crowd then marched to the nearby Portland City Hall, where some individuals smashed windows. Police declared the unlawful assembly a riot at around 10 p.m. local time and ordered the crowd to disperse. But the crowd continued wandering through the downtown area, blocking traffic in the streets, breaking windows of various businesses and damaging other property, according to police. abcnews.go.com

State lawmakers hold first meeting to discuss Atlanta crime surge

One year after Floyd's death, spike in homicides complicates reform debate

U.S. Faces Outbreak of Anti-Semitic Threats and Violence

Walmart & Walgreens executives reflect one year after George Floyd's death

Major Cities Brace for Violent Memorial Day Weekend

Federal, local law enforcement hope to reduce gun violence this Memorial Day weekend with Operation Clean Sweep
Toledo police are taking aim at gun violence this Memorial Day weekend with Operation Clean Sweep. Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to curb violence as summer and warmer months arrive.

Toledo, like many other cities, has seen an increase in violence. From just January 1 to May 18 of this, year, there were nearly 650 shooing incidences in Toledo. Out of those, 101 people were shot.

Operation Clean Sweep is an effort to get guns off the streets. For this operation, Toledo police will be teaming up with ATF. You can expect to see these officers out and about throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Last year, nine people were shot Memorial Day weekend.

Operation Clean Sweep will pursue federal charges, when applicable, against people who aren't allowed to possess firearms under federal law. Federal charges would also apply to people who otherwise use firearms in a violent crime or drug trafficking offense. Federal charges often carry greater prison time.

Toledo police chief George Kral hopes tougher penalties will make people think twice before shooting a gun. wtol.com

Baltimore residents prepare for Memorial Day weekend violence

Amid rising gun violence, Philly police increase patrols for Memorial Day weekend

CPD prepares for anniversary of George Floyd's murder, Memorial Day weekend

COVID Update

289.2M Vaccinations Given

US: 33.9M Cases - 606.1K Dead - 27.6M Recovered
Worldwide: 169.1M Cases - 3.5M Dead - 150.8M Recovered

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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 279   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 301
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COVID Cases Continue to Plummet
U.S. reports lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in nearly a year
The United States last week reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in nearly a year, with new infections dropping 26% from the previous seven days to just under 180,000, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.

Deaths from COVID-19 fell 5% to 3,969 in the week ended May 23, the fewest deaths in a week since March 2020. (Graphic with state-by-state details)

Nationally, new cases have fallen for six weeks in a row and hit their lowest level since the week ended June 14, 2020. Michigan led the nation in new cases per capita, although new infections have fallen for five weeks in that state. The lowest rates of infection based on population were in California, Oklahoma and Nebraska.

Nationwide, the average number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals fell 14%, the fifth weekly drop in a row and the lowest weekly number since April 2020. reuters.com

Memorial Day 2021: First Major 'Unrestricted' Holiday
Health officials still urge caution over Memorial Day weekend

Half of American adults fully vaccinated against COVID

Memorial Day will mark the first major holiday since many of the COVID restrictions have been lifted. Health officials are asking Americans to remain cautious, especially if they have not been vaccinated.

Half of American adults are fully vaccinated against COVID, which means half are not. Families still need to be cautious when deciding how to spend Memorial Day.

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Esper recommends choosing outdoor activities like backyard barbeques and picnics, especially if gatherings will include children or other unvaccinated people. While the fully vaccinated can safely gather inside, they are encouraged to maintain good hygiene habits like hand washing.

If you are traveling, remember that masks are still required on public transportation and planes. Around 37 million people are expected to travel Memorial Day weekend. But some people are still understandably anxious.

The CDC is recommending that unvaccinated Americans avoid travel and if they do travel they should get tested before they leave and when they return home. They should also socially distance themselves from the people they don't live with. clickondetroit.com

Honoring Fallen Essential Workers Over Memorial Day
Cuomo calls for non-service members who fought COVID-19 to be honored on Memorial Day

NY governor said flags will be flown at half-staff to honor fallen essential workers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo drew scrutiny Monday after he called for the public to honor COVID-19 essential workers on Memorial Day, the federal holiday traditionally reserved for honoring fallen military servicemembers.

"It's Memorial Day and we remember those who gave their lives on Memorial Day, gave their lives for this country or for freedom, because freedom isn't free," Cuomo said at a press conference. "I also think we should remember this past year on Memorial Day, remember the 42,000 New Yorkers who died. 42,000. Remember the 1,000 essential workers who died giving their life."

"It takes a special person to run into a fire to save someone," the governor added. "It takes a special person, when every instinct in your body says that's dangerous, don't go there, run away, it takes a special person to say, no, I'm going in because I think I can help someone. The essential workers did that day after day after day after day."

Cuomo said that flags throughout the state would be flown at half-staff during Memorial Day Weekend in remember of essential workers who died during the coronavirus pandemic. State landmarks will be illuminated red, white and blue. foxnews.com

New Mask Guidance Causes Confusion at OSHA
Does CDC's COVID Course Change Threaten ETS?
The COVID-19 guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) holding that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks or socially distance in most settings has created confusion among the public, employers, and federal and state regulators.

Employers are still subject to state and local level restrictions, many of which are being lifted as the days go by. Many businesses that deal with the public, like restaurants and some retail stores, have chosen to continue their mask requirements for both customers and employees. Also, a surprisingly large numbers of people have elected to continue wearing masks.

Regardless of the reason for public resistance to the change, the CDC's withdrawal of the mask mandate created confusion at federal and California Occupational Safety and Health Administrations regarding the promulgation and prolongation of COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) for workplaces.

Since issuance of the new CDC mask guidance, questions have arisen once again about whether the OSHA ETS are needed. (This is not just an academic exercise. Courts in the past have struck down ETS after holding that the purported emergency did not exist). ehstoday.com

CVS Vaccine Sweepstakes
CVS is handing out prizes for Covid-19 vaccinations
CVS Health is tempting people who are hesitant to get the Covid-19 vaccine with lavish prizes - some of which were forbidden just a year ago.

The pharmacy chain announced Thursday that people who plan to receive or have received a Covid-19 vaccine at CVS can enter its new "One Step Closer" sweepstakes and win one of more than 1,000 prizes. Those include a seven-day cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line, VIP tickets to next year's Super Bowl, a two-night stay at a Wyndham hotel and $5,000 cash prizes for family reunions.

"We're grateful for the millions of people who've received one of the well over 17 million doses we've administered at CVS Health, but we have a long way to go," said Dr. Kyu Rhee, senior vice president of CVS Health (CVS), in a press release.

The sweepstakes, which begins June 1 and ends July 10, is aimed at "working to close gaps in hesitancy" of getting the vaccine. CVS cited a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that 17.6% of adults 18 years and over are hesitant to receive the vaccine. cnn.com

Investigating COVID's Origins
Biden asks agencies to ramp up efforts to investigate origin of coronavirus
President Biden said Wednesday that he has asked intelligence agencies to double down on their efforts to investigate whether the coronavirus originated from human contact with an animal or in an laboratory in China, saying there is not "sufficient information" to assess whether one is more likely than the other.

In a statement, the president said he has asked for a report back in 90 says, after the collection and analysis of information that could "bring us closer to a definitive conclusion."

"As part of that report, I have asked for areas of further inquiry that may be required, including specific questions for China," the president's statement said. "I have also asked that this effort include work by our National Labs and other agencies of our government to augment the Intelligence Community's efforts. And I have asked the Intelligence Community to keep Congress fully apprised of its work." washingtonpost.com

I spent the day at Saks in NYC without a mask - here's what it was like

Could we see a surge in COVID-19 cases after the Memorial Day weekend?

Pa. COVID-19 restrictions won't end before Memorial Day, Gov. Tom Wolf says

Long lines show Memorial Day Weekend travel returning as COVID fears subside

Mandatory C-Store Security in Dallas

Dallas City Council Approves Ordinance to Require Convenience Store Security Upgrades

Council to consider ordinance that would require minimum number of security cameras, picture quality, lighting upgrades, ATM security

Dallas City Council members on Wednesday approved a host of mandatory security upgrades meant to deter crime at more than 750 convenience stores in the city. During Wednesday's meeting, council members approved without comment an ordinance that would require the following:

A minimum of three security cameras be installed inside of every convenience store
Upgraded, mandatory exterior lighting
ATM's must be secured to the floor
Any ATM must be set a minimum of 12 feet back from windows, doors

The proposed ordinance dictates where those required cameras must be positioned - one on the cash register, one that shows the faces of everyone who enters the store, and one that shows the faces of everyone as they exit the store.

The cameras would also be required to record at all times, including when the store is closed, and for that footage to be saved and accessible for a minimum of 30 days. The ordinance also sets a minimum standard picture quality produced by the cameras of "a resolution of two megapixels, a minimum aspect ratio of 1920 horizontal pixels by 1080 vertical pixels, and a minimum frame rate of 15 frames per second."

The parts of the ordinance that apply to ATMs are meant to deter the 'smash and grab' crimes that often occur when someone drives a vehicle into the store, loads up the entire machine, and drives away with it. nbcdfw.com

CLEAR Takes on Amazon

Law Enforcement Group Urges Amazon to Join Industry Efforts to Stop Stolen Goods Sold Online

Amazon Falsely Boasts Of Collaboration With Law Enforcement As It Opposes Legislation That Would Stop Flow of Illicit Merchandise

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR), a non-profit, non-partisan national association comprised of law enforcement and retail loss prevention professionals, today issued the following statement in response to Amazon's deceptive claims about the INFORM Consumers Act.

"Retailers and law enforcement officials work hand in hand to combat the organized criminal rings that target local businesses. To date, that same level of commitment has not been made by Amazon despite the flood of stolen goods that are fenced by criminal networks on their marketplace," said Ben Dugan, Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail President. "Despite the obvious need for greater transparency on e-commerce platforms to identify fraudulent sellers and criminal elements, Amazon has chosen to ignore the problem, and fight legislative efforts that make it harder for criminal networks to operate in the shadows of the Internet."

In a blog post published on Amazon's website last month, the company made several false assertions about the INFORM Consumers Act, namely its impact on third-party sellers. Throughout the post, Amazon offered bolstering resources for law enforcement officials as a potential alternative to the marketplace transparency. However, in order for law enforcement to track criminal activity lurking online, we need to remove the anonymity that allows criminal networks to hide behind fake businesses information and changing screennames. Amazon's record of cooperating with law enforcement is also dubious at best, as was illustrated in a recent $50 million organized crime operation last year.

Read full press release here

Lifetime Achievement Award
Jewelers' Security Alliance (JSA) President John Kennedy to Receive GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement
Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, and the GEM Awards Committee have announced that John Kennedy, Jewelers' Security Alliance president, will be the recipient of the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 19th annual GEM Awards taking place as a virtual event on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

The GEM Awards gala honors the outstanding achievements of individuals or companies whose work raises the visibility and status of fine jewelry and watches. Kennedy is receiving this prestigious 2021 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement for his committement to the health and safety of the jewelry and watch industry.

John J. Kennedy is the President of the Jewelers' Security Alliance, a non-profit trade association with 20,000 member locations that was founded in 1883. The JSA works closely with the FBI and police departments throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to helping its members avoid burglary, robbery and theft. He is the co-author of JSA's Manual of Jewelry Security and has served as Secretary of the 24 Karat Club of New York since 2002. instoremag.com

Millions of Americans Traveling for the Holiday as COVID Fades
Bring mask, arrive early, pack smart: Memorial Day weekend travel tips
An estimated 37 million people are expected to travel for Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA. Out of that number, 34 million Americans are planning to hit the road and 2.5 million Americans are expected to be boarding airplanes.

AAA says 577% more people will be taking to the skies this weekend as opposed to the same time last year. Still, 750,000 fewer people will be flying during Memorial Day weekend this year than the same time in 2019. fox17.com

Amazon mulls about opening brick-and-mortar pharmacies
Amazon.com is considering opening brick-and-mortar pharmacies as either standalone stores or within its grocery stores, according to unnamed sources who spoke with Business Insider. If Amazon, which owns PillPack, opens pharmacies it will be facing lots of competition from major chains including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Kroger and others that operate thousands of stores apiece. axios.com

See the Full List: These Are the Stores Open on Memorial Day 2021

Why digital signage is more critical than ever in post-COVID retail

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Webinar Coming June 10

How In-Store Criminal Activity Fuels Human Trafficking

Organized Retail Crime (ORC) is a major concern as it continues to evolve and pose new threats and challenge for retailers, communities, and individuals. ORC activity fuels much larger crimes including human trafficking, a great concern for retailers especially as in-store criminal activity not only impacts the retailers' bottom line and brand perception, but also threatens guest and employee safety. In this webinar, retailers can expect to gain a better understanding of how human trafficking and ORC are connected, how to spot potential indicators and what to do when faced with this activity to help in the fight against ORC and human trafficking.

At the end of the session, CONTROLTEK will also give away 5 free LPC Course Scholarship to random webinar attendees! Winners will be notified the day following the Webinar via email.

This webinar is presented by the LPF in partnership with CONTROLTEK & qualifies for 1 continuing education unit (CEU) towards your LPC recertification or CFI recertification.






From Russia With Love
Russian Sentenced to 30 Months for Running Criminal Website

FBI says sales from illicit online shop deer.io exceeded $17 million

A Russian citizen has been sentenced to 30 months in custody in the United States for allegedly running an online criminal website that sold stolen credit card data and other personal information and services for other criminals to use.

FBI officials say Kirill Victorovich Firsov ran the now-defunct online platform deer.io, which started operations as far back as October 2013. As of Firsov's arrest in March 2020, the platform hosted approximately 3,000 active shops with sales exceeding $17 million, officials say.

Although Firsov maintained that the bulk of the sales on deer.io were of Russian accounts, the parties agreed that the government could show that shop owners on the deer.io platform sold at least $1.2 million in U.S.-based stolen information, to include the gamer accounts identified in the plea agreement.

According to a release from the FBI, deer.io sold not only stolen accounts, like the gamer accounts identified in the plea agreement, but also Americans' personal information including names, current addresses, telephone numbers, and at times, Social Security numbers. On March 4, 2020, the FBI purchased 1,100 gamer accounts; on March 5, 2020, the agency purchased the personal data of more than 3,600 Americans. On March 7, 2020, Firsov was arrested by the FBI in New York City when he flew into JFK Airport from Moscow.

"This platform provided cybercriminals with easy access to the personal accounts and information of people around the world, including Americans," said Acting U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman in the FBI statement. "Stopping that flow of stolen information to criminals is critical to addressing the cybercrime threats facing our country, and we will prosecute those who are responsible." darkreading.com

Cyber Insurance Firms React to Colonial Pipeline Hack
How Are Cyber Insurance Companies Assessing Ransomware Risk?

From limiting claims payments to tying payments to policyholders' actions, the cyber insurance industry is in "a very dynamic place right now," says Corvus Insurance CEO Phil Edmundson.

Colonial Pipeline recently shelled out $4.4 million to recover its data following a ransomware attack that forced it to shut down thousands of miles of pipeline. The decision potentially left its insurer on the hook for the bill.

AdvertisementSuch events are of increasing concern to the firms that underwrite cybersecurity for large organizations. In fact, French insurer AXA announced on May 9 that it would no longer support ransomware claims, raising questions about how the industry would address cyber extortion going forward.

How should cyber insurance companies assess and mitigate ransomware risk in this dynamic and volatile environment? Phil Edmundson, founder and CEO of Boston-based Corvus Insurance, a commercial insurer that uses data science to analyze IT vulnerabilities and help businesses prevent breaches from occurring, explains.

Dark Reading: Do you think that AXA's decision to stop insuring ransomware payments will increasingly become standard practice for cyber insurers?

Edmundson: Some insurers are imposing limitations on their claims payments. They may be rewriting their policy to only pay 50% or some percentage of the loss that's often referred to as a coinsurance clause or coinsurance percentage. Others may make the payment conditional upon certain actions by the insured organization, thereby making it harder for a claim to be paid.

It's a very dynamic place right now. The insurance industry has certainly been caught off-guard. In terms of what policyholders are going to do, I have to think the policyholders want to buy insurance against this risk. [In this case] I expect that many of them would leave AXA and go buy a policy from another insurer that has more robust coverage. darkreading.com

Just 32% of Organizations Are Prepared for Ransomware Attacks
The state of enterprise preparedness for ransomware attacks
In the aftermath of the Colonial Pipeline attack, ISACA polled more than 1,200 members in the United States and found that 84 percent of respondents believe ransomware attacks will become more prevalent in the second half of 2021.

The Colonial Pipeline incident caused massive disruptions to gasoline distribution in parts of the US this month, resurfacing preparedness for ransomware attacks as a front-burner topic for enterprises around the world. Colonial reportedly authorized a ransom payment of $4.4 million.

Four out of five survey respondents say they do not think their organization would pay the ransom if a ransomware attack hit their organization. Only 22 percent say a critical infrastructure organization should pay the ransom if attacked.

"In a vacuum, the guidance not to pay makes total sense. We don't want to negotiate with criminals," said Dustin Brewer, senior director of emerging technology and innovation at ISACA.

"But when you need to get your business back online, a cost/benefit analysis is going to come into play, and a company is going to do what it needs to do to have continuity. Good cyber-hygiene has to be a focus to avoid getting to this point." helpnetsecurity.com

Posing As Customer Service to Install Malware
This phishing attack is using a call centre to trick people into installing malware on their Windows PC

BazaLoader phishing emails tell people to dial a phone number to cancel a phoney subscription - and that's when cyber criminals posing as 'customer support'

The latest BazaLoader campaign is based around human interaction and an intricate attack chain that decreases the chance of the malware being detected.

Detailed by cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint, the first stage of the campaign involves the distribution of tens of thousands of phishing emails claiming to come from 'BravoMovies' - a fake video-streaming service made-up by cyber criminals.

The website looks convincing and those behind it have even made fake movie posters by using open-source images available online - although the way the website contains various spelling errors could hint that something isn't right if the visitor looks carefully.

The email claims the victim signed up for a trial period and they'll be charged $39.99 a month - but that supposed subscription can be cancelled if they call a support line.

If the user calls the number they're connected to 'customer service' representative who'll claim to guide them through the process of unsubscribing - but what they're actually doing is telling the unwitting victim how to install BazaLoader on their computer. zdnet.com

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Strong Community Relations Can Reduce Crime at your Cannabis Business
Community Relations for Cannabis Businesses
Establishing a strong community relations plan can help a cannabis business improve brand awareness and is sometimes required by law. Cannabis community relations plans can also aid in breaking down negative stereotypes that may still exist and can help a business improve its image within a community.

A community relation plan is comprised of the steps that companies take to develop symbiotic relationships with people, businesses, and organizations in their locales. While the concept of community relations is not new in the business world, it has taken on a new level of importance in cannabis. Cannabis businesses that create a strong community relations plan better themselves and their communities.

Cannabis Community Relations
Local communities benefit greatly from cannabis community relations. Some cannabis businesses put resources into educating local youths about the dangers of drug use. Others invest their time into the community by joining neighborhood clean-up efforts or volunteering in community service projects. Communities benefit when these projects are funded or aided by private cannabis businesses.

Improving Community Relations
Cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, and processors operate strictly as brick and mortar businesses. As they are bound to their locations, it is critical they remain in good standing within the community. Even more, as legal cannabis is still a new concept, taboos surrounding the plant may still run rampant. Being a good neighbor is a great way to legitimize the industry and break down negative stereotypes about cannabis businesses.

Community Relations Laws
Certain markets have even written community relations requirements for cannabis businesses into law. Some states or localities mandate cannabis businesses write a community relations plan as part of their application or license renewal. sapphirerisk.com

Legalization + COVID?
Positive Marijuana Tests Are Up Among U.S. Workers

Percentage of job seekers, employees shown to be using the drug climbs as legalization expands

The coronavirus pandemic shook up the U.S. employment picture last year, but one trend persisted: a rising share of workers who test positive for marijuana.

The proportion of U.S. workers who tested positive for marijuana in urine climbed higher in 2020 while the overall share of positive drug tests plateaued last year, according to Quest Diagnostics Inc. one of the largest drug-testing laboratories in the U.S. About 2.7% of the approximately seven million drug tests Quest conducted on behalf of employers came back positive for marijuana-up from 2.5% in 2019 and 2% in 2016.

Overall, the percentage of working Americans testing positive for any drug was 4.4%, little changed from 2019, when the rate of positive urine-based drug tests hit its highest level in 16 years. Though federal and state data indicate drug overdoses and abuse have risen during the pandemic, Quest officials say that isn't captured in their data because many overdose victims likely weren't subject to workplace drug testing last year.

Drug tests often occur for new-hire candidates, as part of random-testing programs or following an accident or suspicions of drug use.

Positive marijuana tests have climbed among American workers as more states have allowed marijuana for medical and recreational use in recent years. Seventeen states have passed legalization measures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures-including, most recently, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Arizona.

Along the way, the shifting legal backdrop and changing cultural attitudes have prompted some employers to stop testing for it while others have quit factoring it into hiring decisions. wsj.com

Big Candy Is Angry
Lawsuits Flying as Look-Alikes Hit Cannabis Store Shelves

As more states legalize recreational cannabis, Wrigley and others are suing over look-alike THC treats. They're protecting their brands - and also, they argue, your kids.

The images are included in a lawsuit that the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, owned by the candy behemoth Mars Inc., filed in May against five companies for selling cannabis-infused edibles that look like our old friends Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers. Though the suit focuses on intellectual property rights, the plaintiffs also argue that the copycat products could lead people, particularly children, to mistakenly ingest drugs.

America is at an interesting crossroads: one where Big Candy, vilified in the wellness era as a primary source of refined sugar, has become an unlikely sheriff in the Wild West of recreational marijuana consumption roamed by pandemic-stressed adults.

In recent years, lawsuits similar to the one filed by Wrigley have been brought by the Hershey Company (against TinctureBelle for products resembling Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Heath bars, Almond Joy bars and York peppermint patties), Mondelez International (against a company hawking Stoney Patch Kids) and Ferrara Candy Company (against a store selling Medicated Nerds Rope). These lawsuits have all been settled, with the smaller companies agreeing to halt production and sales of the offending products. nytimes.com

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Walmart, Sam's Club, Costco, Starbucks, Target, CVS, Trader Joe's and Publix are among the mainstream retailers that have dropped their mask mandates for customers who are fully vaccinated.

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Major Breakthrough for Drone Delivery
Drone startup that sky drops Walmart groceries receives FAA approval to expand delivery to thousands of homes
After months of testing under the guidance of federal regulators, Flytrex has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to expand backyard drone delivery to thousands of homes in North Carolina, the company announced Tuesday, May 25.

Flytrex and other public and privately held companies including Amazon have been testing for months their drone operations under the FAA's ongoing pilot drone program. While Amazon's strategy revolves around package delivery, Flytrex is focused on food delivery and is taking dead aim at suburban backyards.

Over the past two years, the Tel Aviv-based logistics company has been using its drones to deliver everything from hot dogs to ice cream in test markets across the US.

Flytrex, which has certified drone routes in Iceland, previously delivered food and beverages at a golf course in North Dakota. But its biggest FAA experiment started in late 2020 when it took to the skies carrying trash bags from a Walmart store in North Carolina.

The initial test included drone drops made to houses about a half-mile from the mega-retailer. With the latest FAA certification, Flytrex can now "operate its drone system above people, allowing for the largest-scale backyard drone deliveries of goods known to date," the company said in a statement.

"With the ongoing help of the FAA, drone delivery will soon become the rule rather than the exception," Yariv Bash, CEO and co-founder of Flytrex, said in a statement. businessinsider.com

Adapting to the Permanent E-Commerce Shift
How Retailers Can Capitalize on Last Year's Giant Step Toward Digitization
Think back to a year ago: the COVID-19 lockdown was in full swing. Many of our routines and habits were turned on their heads, including how we worked, learned, socialized and shopped. In the months since, how have your behaviors toward retail change?

While consumer shopping behaviors were shifting quickly, so, too, were brick-and-mortar retailers' selling habits as they adopted new strategies and technologies to meet consumers' needs. Buy-online-pickup-in-store (BOPIS), for instance, became a game-changer for retail giants including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. In-store shopping restrictions and safety precautions that enable touchless transactions were suddenly the norm. Next-generation retail technology became a must-have rather than a nice-to-have for survival.

And even though consumers across the nation are getting the COVID-19 vaccination and venturing out into stores more, these new shopping habits and retail technologies are here to stay. As such, now is the time to invest in the newest - and safest - technologies that will enable retailers to thrive.

Evolving with the Changing Shopper
McKinsey & Company found that pre-pandemic, nearly 98% of U.S. grocery store sales took place inside a supermarket's four walls. And while curbside pickup and home delivery certainly increased during the height of COVID-19, 85% of sales still occurred inside stores.

To meet consumers' changing preferences for speed combined with safety, retailers should invest in some form of self-checkout. They should also consider providing a mix of in-store and online shopping options. risnews.com

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Phoenix, AZ: 4 men arrested in connection to $100,000 jewelry store heist
Four men were arrested in connection to a jewelry store heist in the Valley where Phoenix Police say $100,000 worth of merchandise was taken. Now, investigators are looking into a series of burglaries that spans three states. Police say the heist is part of a possible trend where a group of suspects target a Sam's Club warehouse. The latest incident was captured on body camera video. Investigators say on May 18, the suspects smashed the doors to gain entry into the store near 83rd Avenue and McDowell Road, went straight to the glass cases, smashed them open, grabbed the jewelry, then fled the scene.

"Once inside, they went directly to the jewelry counter," said Sgt. Mercedes Fortune with Phoenix Police. "They knew where they were going immediately, grabbed as much as they could and left in a vehicle." The store was closed to customers at the time and two employees were not hurt. Police say technology and surveillance video of the smash and grab helped them locate the suspects. The same day, Sgt. Mercedes Fortune says officers tracked down a vehicle near 12th Street and Interstate 10 and arrested the four suspects.

Jamone Williams, 25, Derrick Welch, 27, and Darius Sutton, 18, were taken into custody without incident. A 17-year-old male was also taken into custody. Officers recovered all of the stolen jewelry. Officials say similar recent heists happened at other Sam's Club locations in north Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Roseville, California. Investigators are looking into whether those burglaries are all connected. "Same business, same types of items that they were being specific on grabbing," Sgt. Fortune said. "It is immediate - get it, get out and go...It leads us to believe that this is a crew that's specific." fox10phoenix.com

Franklin, TN: Man hides in Walgreens, then tunnels through wall to get opioids
A man hid inside a Walgreens before he tunneled through a wall and stole opioids from the pharmacy, officials in Tennessee said. The man reportedly took off with several painkillers from the Walgreens on Murfreesboro Road, in the Nashville area. The Franklin Police Department on Monday released surveillance video from last week's theft that shows a man entering a store and using a flashlight to look at items on a shelf. Officials said the events unfolded after a man went inside the Walgreens on May 18 and remained hidden until the store closed for the day. After all the workers left, the man is accused of tunneling "through the drywall" to reach the pharmacy area. That's where officers said he "stole a large quantity" of opioids. As of Monday, the police department and Crime Stoppers were offering an unspecified reward to anyone who identified the burglary suspect, according to a news release. When reached for comment Wednesday, spokesperson Lt. Charles Warner said his department didn't have other information to share with the public. franklinpdnews.com

Spokane County, WA: Deputies arrest trio suspected of stealing more than $15,000 in tobacco products from Chattaroy store
Deputies have arrested three of four suspects in a burglary that cost a Chattaroy store up to $21,000 in losses and damage, according to a Spokane County Sheriff's Office news release. Chattaroy Quick Stop lost between $15,000 and $20,000 in tobacco products and vape pens to a group of four burglars May 18, the release said. Working off tips from community members, a Spokane County detective was granted a search warrant for a home in the 2800 block of North Cherry Street in Spokane Valley, the release said. news.yahoo.com

Edinburgh, IN: $14K in merchandise stolen from outlet mall within 24 hours recovered after several arrests
Edinburgh police say about $14,000 worth of merchandise stolen from the Edinburgh outlet mall was recovered after several arrests were made within a 24-hour period, resulting in seven people arrested in total. The first incident happened Tuesday when police responded to a report of a disturbance at the Indiana Premium Outlets. During an investigation, police say they were able to obtain probable cause that a theft had occurred. The two suspects - identified as Leosha Morris and Shayvonne Rickets - drove from Louisville, Kentucky to the Edinburgh outlet mall and the Greenwood Mall. Police say stolen merchandise was recovered from at least five stores from the Edinburgh outlet Mall and the Greenwood Mall, totaling $4,143.

The second incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when Edinburgh police responded to a theft that had just occurred at the outlet mall. Police say officers were given a "great" description of the two suspects and a license plate for their vehicle. Johnson County Dispatchers provided this information to surrounding agencies, and Indiana State Police were able to find the vehicle and stop it at the 51 mm on I-65. Edinburgh officers responded to the traffic stop, where they recovered $6,699 worth of merchandise, according to authorities. Police arrested Da'Miya Tooley and Haamiya Kamose, of Louisville. fox59.com

Middletown Township; PA: Police report a $3800 theft at Lowe's
A loss prevention officer at Lowe's Home Improvement on East Lincoln Highway reported the suspect left the store without paying merchandise in his shopping cart. The stolen items were valued at $3,841. levittownnow.com

Bristol, CT: Police are asking for help IDing two suspects in a $2,000 fraud case
Police on Monday released photos of the two male suspects via the police department's Facebook page, asking that anyone with information about them contact Det. Stephen Chase. Police on Tuesday said the case involves fraudulent credit card charges. The victim lost her wallet on Nov. 14, around 4:30 p.m., in the Big Y parking lot on New Britain Avenue. About 20 minutes later, after she realized she had dropped it, two male suspects used her credit card to buy about $2,000 worth of power tools at the Lowe's store across the street, police said. patch.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Escambia County, FL: Alabama man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Pensacola convenience store clerk
An Alabama man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after he was found guilty of killing a Pensacola convenience store clerk during a 2016 robbery. An Escambia County jury convicted Raymond Jerome Pruitt, 44, of Montgomery, Alabama, of first-degree felony murder with a firearm in the death of 53-year-old Chung Lun Chiang. Pruitt was sentenced to life in prison shortly after the verdict was announced Wednesday. Chiang was shot to death April 26, 2016, at the A & E Market at 4002 N. Pace Blvd. The shooting came at the end of a nearly month-long crime spree that Pruitt is accused of carrying out in both Florida and Alabama before he was arrested April 29, 2016, in Troy, Alabama. pnj.com

Baton Rouge, LA: In LSU post-grad student's killing inside C-Store, Port Allen man's mental competency questioned
A Port Allen man accused of fatally shooting an LSU post-graduate student working part-time at a Baton Rouge convenience store in 2019 is being sent to a mental facility for evaluation after doctors questioned his competency to stand trial. Antonio D. Watts, 24, is charged with second-degree murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the slaying of Md Firoz-Ul-Amin, 29, at Mr. Lucky's Valero Gas Station on Airline Highway. Watts was on parole and had recently failed to show up for scheduled drug treatment when authorities say he shot Firoz-Ul-Amin unprovoked and stepped over his body to get cash from the register in the early morning hours of Sept. 7, 2019. theadvocate.com

Roswell, NM: Shooting suspect to remain in custody pending trial
A man accused of shooting another man to death outside a Roswell convenience store will remain incarcerated pending trial. Court records state that Judge Dustin K. Hunter of New Mexico's 5th Judicial District Court on Monday granted a motion by the District Attorney's Office to keep Christopher Smiley, 32, in pretrial detention. Evidence was presented that Smiley "presents a danger to the community as a whole and to witnesses in this matter," court documents state. Smiley faces charges of first degree murder, willful and deliberate and tampering with evidence in the May 2 shooting death of 27-year-old Brett Patrick at the Allsup's convenience store at 6000 South Main Street. rdrnews.com

Warner Robins, GA: Woman listed as the victim of a recent C-Store shooting is now the suspect
Police arrested 54-year-old Angela Smith in connection to a May 14th afternoon shooting at the 7-Star Food Mart on North Davis Drive. According to a police department news release, store security video shows Smith was the aggressor during a verbal disagreement with a man outside the store. Police say the video shows that Smith pointed and fired her own firearm. Smith was later transported to Atrium Health Navicent for treatment for a gunshot wound to the leg. Smith turned herself in to the Warner Robins Police Department. She is charged with aggravated assault. 41nbc.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Anne Arundel County, MD: Pasadena prescription pill heist from CVS ends in three suspects arrested, fourth on the run
Three people are in custody and a fourth person on the run after the group tied up employees of a Pasadena CVS early Wednesday and robbed the pharmacy of money and controlled medications, Anne Arundel County police said. Rashad Mitchell, 31, and Ashley Monique Gause, 28, of Washington D.C. and Terrance Clifton Brown, 21, of Oxon Hill, were arrested and charged with robbery, assault and theft over $1,500. Police arrested Mitchell and Brown after they tripped an alarm while trying to hide inside a Green Turtle down the street. Gause and Brown did not have an attorney listed as of Wednesday evening. Charges for Mitchell were not logged in a state electronic records system as of Wednesday evening. Anne Arundel County police responded around 1:10 p.m. to 28 Magothy Beach Road when a CVS employee monitoring the store's cameras called to report three men were tying up two employees. When officers arrived at the store, a blue Volkswagen SUV quickly pulled out of the parking lot and sped away. capitalgazette.com

Bay City, MI: Parolee pleads to armed robbery of McDonald's just days after being released from prison
A parolee has pleaded guilty to a life offense of trying to rob a now-closed Bay City McDonald's a little more than a week after he was released from prison. Jeremy D. Donald, 41, on May 17 appeared before Bay County Circuit Judge Harry P. Gill and pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery. The charge is punishable by up to life in prison. In exchange for his plea, the prosecution agreed to dismiss charges of carjacking, breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny, and malicious destruction of a building between $200 and $1,000. mlive.com

Memphis, TN: Burglar stuck for 3 hours in C-Store Air Vent
Owners of a Parkway Village convenience store say a burglary crashed through their ceiling in the middle of the night after being stuck there for hours. The whole thing was caught on camera at the Z Market on Getwell on May 12. The burglar left with two hats, a can of soda, and a TV, but store owners said he caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to their building. "The way he came inside I can't imagine how he came inside," said Ahmed Mohammed. Ahmed Mohammed said the burglar didn't have any tools, and he doesn't know how he got into the ductwork. He said they were stunned when they looked at the store's surveillance video and saw he had been stuck in the ceiling with one leg dangling down for about three hours. wreg.com

Arlington Heights, IL: Burglary Suspect Used Stolen Cards At Best Buy, Dick's
Police are hoping video surveillance will help identify a man sought in a burglary May 19 in Arlington Heights. At around 4:15 p.m. that day, a person's credit and debit cards were stolen from their locker at L.A. Fitness, 345 E Palatine Road. The man, whose image from video surveillance was released by police Monday, then used the cards at Best Buy and Dick's Sporting Goods, both located in the same strip mall as the gym. There was no vehicle seen on the video surveillance, according to police. patch.com


Cargo Theft

Cahokia Heights, IL: Tractor-trailer thefts are skyrocketing in the Metro East
In one incident, police say thieves got away with thousands of dollars worth of electronics. Investigators with the Cahokia Heights Police Department say thieves hit the Flying J Travel Center on Racehorse Drive twice this week, stealing two storage trailers that hook to an 18-wheeler. They're asking for the public's assistance in tracking down the culprits. On Monday, a person or persons stole a semi-trailer from the Flying J parking lot. It's unclear how much merchandise was inside the trailer. Detectives say the culprits struck again Tuesday morning around 6 a.m., taking a trailer with electronic equipment inside worth several thousand dollars.

"I don't know if there is a string going on around here or if it could be on the rise in the area, but we are going to get extra patrols in the area over there to investigate," said Sgt. Derek Ruberstell, Cahokia Heights Police Department. "If drivers have the opportunity to leave their cab hook to the trailer, please do so. It's more of a crime of an opportunity just sitting there unhooked. It's being investigated, so any leads that auto theft gets or anyone gets, it's going to be prosecuted." A spokesperson for the Metro East Auto Theft Task Force Unit says they have responded to dozens of big rig trailer thefts this year in the area. FOX 2 reached out to Flying J Travel Center and they declined to comment on the case. Police say one of the stolen trailers was found abandoned in St. Louis Wednesday morning.  fox2now.com




C-Store - Oelwein, IA - Burglary
C-Store - Spalding County, GA - Burglary
CVS - Anne Arundel County, MD - Robbery
Dollar General - Springfield, OH - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - New Orleans, LA - Burglary
Furniture - Stone County, MO - Burglary
Gas Station - North Plainfield, NJ - Burglary
Gas Station - East Orange, NJ - Burglary
Grocery - Brooklyn, NY - Burglary
Hardware - Crowley, TX - Robbery
Jewelry - Sherman Oaks, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Culver City, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Monroeville, PA - Robbery
Jewelry - Cedar Hill, TX - Robbery
Walgreens - Franklin, TN - Burglary
7-Eleven - St. Mary's County, MD - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Mishawaka, IN - Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 9 robberies
• 8 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


Weekly Totals:
• 51 robberies
• 24 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 0 killed

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