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Linda Campbell, CFI named Sr. Director of Asset & Revenue Management for Caleres, Inc.
Before joining Caleres, Inc. as Sr. Director of Asset & Revenue Management, Linda spent nearly seven years with DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse in various roles, including Director Asset Protection and Senior Manager - Field AP. Prior to that, she served as Regional LP Manager for Burlington Stores for more than two years. Earlier in her career, she held roles with Toys R Us and Bloomingdale's. Congratulations, Linda!

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Q&A with Chris Fowler, Director of Emerging Technologies at ADT Commercial,
Part Four

How can new systems such as ADT's Everon help employees become more secure in their work environments?

ADT's new-and-improved Everon platform grants ADT Commercial customers real-time access to security system insights, allowing them to make fast decisions and act to protect their business and workforce better. With a modernized interface and enhanced dashboards, Everon is the most efficient iteration of ADT Commercial's customer engagement platform.

It allows users to seamlessly:

Manage and quickly act on their data: Everon provides account and alarm data based on unique preferences, so the most business-critical information is displayed first.

Expand visibility into their facilities: With a comprehensive and real-time view of security-, fire- and life-safety systems - no matter how many locations are monitored - Everon helps users access and manage a wider range of functions.

Document and report on issues: With robust analytics and reporting functionality, customers can use Everon to report on incident evidence and manage system test results, alarm history, and more, to create a safer workplace.

Chris Fowler is the Director of Emerging Technologies at ADT Commercial, leading the company's pursuit of innovative technologies to set new industry standards across security applications. An expert in enterprise security risk management with more than 25 years in law enforcement complemented by a full military career, Fowler counsels major corporations on developing strategic workplace violence prevention plans, comprehensive training programs and active shooter response scenarios having implemented national best practices recognized for their effectiveness by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Fowler has served as Deputy Director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and as a consultant.  security.world.com adt.com


The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Murders - Shootings - Shoplifting All Dropping in New York City
But New Yorkers still feel unsafe and many say crime data is underreported

If violent crime is dropping in NYC, why are New Yorkers still afraid?
The violent crime surge that shook the city for three years appears to be subsiding, with continued drops in murders and shootings and dips in shoplifting and subway crime. But many New Yorkers still don't feel safe.

Halfway through the year, there are plenty of good signs for the NYPD. Through June 25, the 193 murders citywide this year are 8% fewer than the 209 by this time last year. There has also been a sharp drop in shootings, with 27% fewer victims, 542 this year compared to 729 at this point last year.

Even petty larcenies, a bulk of which are for shoplifting, a crime that exploded in 2021, have dropped this year, though just by 2%. Subway crime is down 5%.

The overall major crime rate, based on seven crime categories, including murder, rape and robbery, is up 1% so far this year compared to last. That follows a year that ended with a 22% spike, even as murders and shootings dropped last year from the year before.

Eugene O'Donnell, a former NYPD officer who is now a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said he's not surprised New Yorkers still don't feel safe. The unease comes even as police conduct more street stops and report sharp spikes in arrests and summonses.

Shoplifting, O'Donnell believes, is largely underreported and progressive prosecutors, like Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, often care more about "making excuses" for criminals than they do getting justice for victims, he charges.

O'Donnnell believes New Yorkers deal with a gauntlet of issues every day not reflected in crime statistics that make them feel unsafe. The aggressive panhandler, the mentally ill man who stands on the same corner harassing passersby and the scooter rider that blows through red lights, for example. nydailynews.com

370+ Mass Shootings So Far in 2023 - On Track for Record Year
'The country is recording its fastest rate of mass shootings in recent history'

U.S. Sees Record Number Of Mass Shootings Halfway Through 2023
As of July 10, there have been 371 mass shootings in the United States so far this year, according to data collected by the Gun Violence Archive.

In 2021, the GVA recorded 690 mass shootings, a record number and major uptick from previous years that many feared would be overtaken this year as the number of mass shootings have continued to rise: Halfway through the year it looks like that fear may become reality.

At this point in 2021, there were 309 mass shootings in the U.S., compared to the 332 recorded so far this year, as of June 28, according to numbers recorded by the GVA, which considers mass shootings as incidents where at least four people are shot-not including the shooter.

At the midway mark (June 28) mass shootings reached 293 in 2022, 240 in 2020, 190 in 2019 and 151 in 2018.

22,563. That's how many people have died so far this year from all gun-related events in the U.S., including homicides, unintentional fire and suicides, according to the GVA. Another 19,681 people have been injured in gun-related events this year.

The country is recording its fastest rate of mass shootings in recent history. forbes.com

'300+ Active Shooter Situations This Year Alone'
Important safety tips that could save your life in an active shooter situation

Incidents involving an active shooter have unfortunately affected many communities across the country in recent years.

Security expert Patrick Fiel has a background in managing law enforcement and security systems. Although Fiel was not at Independence Mall when the altercation occurred, The shooting still hit close to home for him.

Some tips he shared include making sure you know where your family and friends are when visiting large spaces and to always have a plan in case the event of emergency.

"Be vigilant. It can happen in a mall, it can happen in a church, it can happen in schools. We've had over 300 active shooter situations this year alone," Fiel added.

Sometimes being vigilant can safe a life. Lieutenant Greg Willett with the Wilmington Police Department says to always to steer clear from any conflict if possible.

"Run, hide, fight. If you are in a situation and there is an active shooter, the first thing you want to do if you can get out of area is evacuate yourself, evacuate your loved ones. Get away from the gunfire, it's our job to run to the gunfire," said Willett.  wect.com

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Proof Positive - Mexican Cartels Running SF's Drug Trade
Why is it so hard to solve the drug crisis in San Francisco?
The Chronicle found in an 18-month investigation that hundreds of those charged with selling drugs in the open-air markets are Honduran migrants peddling narcotics from Mexican cartels. Their presence, which has been noted by local politicians but until now never explored in depth, has complicated the challenge and intensified debates on policing and immigration.

Breed and Police Chief Bill Scott are trying to blend increased enforcement against dealers and distributors with new treatment paths for those struggling with addiction. But they are up against a problem that is global in scope and includes a potent enemy in fentanyl, the highly addictive synthetic opioid that has contributed to more than 2,200 overdose deaths in San Francisco since the start of 2020 and 346 in 2023 as of the end of May, a record pace for a year.

"It's different than what's happened before," Breed said in a March interview. "People have had challenges with drug overdoses in the past, but fentanyl has been significantly more deadly."

In the past month, San Francisco has tried to coax people into available treatment programs after having police detain them. Of the first 53 people cited or booked for public drug use, none accepted treatment offers.

The Sinaloa and the Jalisco New Generation cartels, which feed the Tenderloin and SoMa markets, distribute their products to dealers who are mostly from the Siria Valley in central Honduras, The Chronicle's investigation found.

"It's something that probably shows where the cartels are moving now in this connection they have now with immigration, illegal immigration. It's very clear now the big business that immigrants are for the cartels."

Mayor Breed and Chief Scott will also have to reckon with the city's unofficial, decades-long practice of allowing the Tenderloin to serve as the city's containment zone for drug markets, homelessness and other societal ills. Meanwhile, police have traditionally taken a moderate approach to law enforcement there, according to one former captain, tolerating a certain level of crime to keep it from spreading elsewhere.

"This is the epidemic. It needs to be handled as such," she said. "There's not a one-size-fits-all, but law enforcement is a critical part of the equation. And we need dramatic change in terms of how we approach this issue, and we need support from the federal level." sfchronicle.com

Editor's Note: There have been rumors that the Cartels are also running or facilitating ORC gangs as well. Which stands to reason.

This is how San Francisco's open-air drug dealers work
The Honduran dealers' takeover of drug sales on Tenderloin and South of Market streets was made possible by the Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation cartels from Mexico. As the producers and distributors of most of the drugs sold in the Bay Area, the cartels rely on the Hondurans as their primary sales arm, the investigation found.

After decades of maintaining a minor presence in the Tenderloin, dealers from Honduras took control quickly and quietly, coinciding with the rise in use of the mega-powerful opioid fentanyl.

One San Francisco native and former drug dealer who worked for a local gang said migrants from Honduras took over the "Million Dollar Mile" - the Tenderloin - because of better organization, discipline and supply chain. sfchronicle.com

NYC Ex-Prosecutor: Judges Still Can't Order Bail on Nonviolent or Misdemeanors
Hochul has some nerve to pretend she's fixed NY's crime horrors
Yes, she pushed through some minor tweaks to that one law.

But, as ex-prosecutor Jim Quinn has written, they don't mean much.

She hasn't lifted a finger to fix the Raise the Age law, which sends violent under-18s off to family court for cookies and juice, shielding them from serious consequences.

And while she has a point in slamming soft judges, they're just one part of the problem: No court can order bail simply because the defendant poses a threat to the community if released or is high risk of reoffending.

With small exceptions, judges still can't order bail for anyone charged with nonviolent offenses or misdemeanors.

Crime in New York is still way out of control, and Hochul's done next to nothing about it. nypost.com

LA Reinstates No-Bail Policy
50 Cent warns Los Angeles is 'finished' after city reinstates no-bail policy

Rapper 50 Cent says LA is about to get outta control - thanks to so-called bail reform.

The hip-hop "Outta Control" icon took to Instagram to bemoan the ongoing crime crisis in the City of Angels - and said it's about to get even worse after a judge recently reinstated a controversial no-bail policy there.

"LA is finished," wrote the 48-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, on Thursday. "Watch how bad it gets out there. SMH [shaking my head]."

The rapper included video of a TV segment about the ruling, which eliminates bail for anyone charged with a misdemeanor or non-violent felony - akin to New York's controversial reforms.

Los Angeles city officials had implemented the no-bail policy during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown to ease pressure on crowded city jails and decreed that inmates already behind bars for crimes such as shoplifting, vandalism and drug possession be released.

The policy expired in July 2022, but in May, Judge Lawrence Riff ruled that the cash bail system was unconstitutional, and reinstated the order, KTTV reported. The outlet said Riff asked city prosecutors and law enforcement officials to present themselves to argue in defense of the cash bail system before he rendered a decision - but that none of them showed up.  nypost.com

Illinois to spend $30 million for 'peacekeepers' this fiscal year
(The Center Square) - Community members from Chicago are seeking to address crime throughout the state with violence intervention methods as group officials suggest more funding is needed. Others say money is not the issue.

The Illinois Department of Human Services is looking to spend $30 million in fiscal year 2024 that started July 1 on the Peacekeepers Program. The money comes from COVID-19 relief federal tax funds. The program summary is looking for community groups with a "comprehensive approach to reducing firearm violence through targeted, integrated behavioral health services and economic opportunities."  thecentersquare.com

Portland PD: North Precinct Conducts Retail Theft Mission
On July 8, 2023, North Precinct officers and a sergeant conducted dedicated patrols in the area of Delta Park, North Interstate and Jantzen Beach area with a focus on retail theft. Through the course of this mission, officers made ten arrests, recovered a stolen vehicle, recovered $1,193 in stolen property and had two people elude police. portlandoregon.gov

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First-Ever World Security Report Coming Soon
Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones Provides Midyear Update on State of Labor Market in the Private Security Industry

Company previews upcoming release of first-ever World Security Report

IRVINE, Calif. - July 10, 2023 - Allied Universal®, the leading security and facility services provider and the world's seventh largest private employer, is led by Global Chairman and CEO Steve Jones.

"Operating as Allied Universal in North America and G4S internationally, in the coming weeks we will release the first-ever World Security Report detailing key insights garnered from 1,775 chief security officers at major global companies in 30 countries.

While I can't divulge the report's findings ahead of its official release, I can tell you that it contains important data about people in security and important industry trends.

Despite the rapid changes in technology over recent years, people remain at the core of the security programs of global companies, but the skills required for security professionals have evolved.

Long gone are the days of the big, burly, often male, security guard. A resounding percentage of chief security officers believe people skills are more important than physical attributes of strength. An even higher percentage seek diversity in their security workforce. Security decision makers are looking for security professionals with integrity, emotional intelligence, a higher education degree and the ability to speak multiple languages.

The private security industry is growing. The skillset for a valued security professional is expanding and diversifying. The deep-rooted desire to feel safe has never been stronger.

I invite the recently laid-off, new job seekers, those coming out of retirement and the veterans returning to civilian life to consider a career in the important field of security." allieduniversal-newsroom.prgloo.com

What the C Level Reads: The Robin Report
When Does Crime Prevention Turn into Sales Prevention?
We all know about Amazon's just-walk-out format. And just-in-time supply chain systems have been the rage for decades. Now, welcome to just-say-no retailing.

It's a thing.

Theft and stealing in retail stores have become a legitimate problem across the country, both simple and singular acts and larger-scale coordinated robberies that result in significant hits to store merchandise levels. The National Retail Federation says total annual shrink, all-in, hit $94.5 billion in 2021, up from $90.8 billion the year before. Target alone said it's looking at half a billion dollars in losses due to theft this year alone.

In response, retailers around the country are taking various steps to try to combat the crime wave - but some seem to be taking the effort to the brink of maximum-security prisons.

Up Against the Walgreens

It almost seemed like a joke when the news first broke. The extreme case of a big national retailer trying to deal with theft is the vault-like store that Walgreens recently opened in a downtown Chicago neighborhood. The big national drug chain took an existing store at 2 East Roosevelt Road and reconfigured it to just two aisles containing many of the basics one would expect to find in today's modern drugstore: over-the-counter medication, bath and body items, batteries, and snacks. Continue Reading

Future Retail Store Development & Crime Will Follow - FYI
Retailers will follow the population shift!

A profound economic shift is moving the nation's wealth to Texas, other southern states

Drive along the 240-mile stretch of the Atlantic coast from Charleston, S.C., through the grassy marshland of southern Georgia and down into northern Florida, and you'll see one of the most profound economic shifts in the U.S. today. Welcome to the New New South.

For the first time, six fast-growing states in the South - Texas, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and Tennessee - are contributing more to the national GDP than the Northeast, with its Washington-New York-Boston corridor, in government figures going back to the 1990s. The switch happened during the pandemic and shows no signs of reverting.

A flood of transplants helped steer about $100 billion in new income to the Southeast in 2020 and 2021 alone, while the Northeast bled out about $60 billion, based on an analysis of recently published Internal Revenue Service data.

The Southeast accounted for more than two-thirds of all job growth across the U.S. since early 2020, almost doubling its pre-pandemic share. And it was home to 10 of the 15 fastest-growing American large cities. dallasnews.com

Editor's Note: Florida and Texas have always led in the retail crime reports the Daily has published over the last seven years. What impact will this have in the future?

Talk About Reputation Impact For Taking a Position
MyPillow is auctioning off equipment after retailers pull its products
CEO Mike Lindell says annual sales fell $100 million after several big-box retailers cut ties following his election claims.

Major retailers such as Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and Slumberland Furniture all said they will no longer sell MyPillow products as Lindell continues to falsely claim that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.

"It was a massive, massive cancellation," Lindell said in a phone interview Monday. "We lost $100 million from attacks by the box stores, the shopping networks, the shopping channels, all of them did cancel culture on us." startribune.com

UPS union chief says negotiations at "standstill" after employees vote for strike
The latest round of negotiations between UPS and the union representing its employees have broken down without an agreement. Unionized employees overwhelmingly voted in favor of going on strike if a deal isn't reached by the end of this month.

Century-old business latest casualty of San Francisco retail closures

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Retailer foils skimmer scam using AI

Retail deters skimmer crew, builds strong case in less than six hours

Here's how it started: A store manager saw through a skimmer crew's distractions at the checkout stand. As the manager approached, the three individuals abandoned the installation of the skimmer hardware and bolted.

With the immediate threat deterred, the client's AP team used FaceFirst's powerful visitor search feature. With this "look back," they quickly identified the subjects' criminal pattern by date, time, and store locations. In just hours, they built a strong case against a ring of 10 well-organized thieves.

You've seen some variation of this before. In this case, three individuals entered the grocery checkout together. They blocked views of the card swipe terminal with a bulk package of paper towels. One person distracted the cashier by asking for cigarettes from a locked case. Another said, "Oh, I'll bag" and stepped into position. The goal, of course, is to overlay an illegal skimmer device on the card swipe, intercept credit/debit card data, and steal money from the card accounts.

The sharp-eyed manager addressed the trio. They fled, leaving the partially installed skimmer behind. The manager called in his AP team right away. Their FaceFirst search of the three individuals' images revealed similar incidents in the client's other stores and more accomplices. Less than six hours after the manager's report, the AP team had identified 10 individuals casing 28 stores and installing six skimmers successfully. Overnight, the chain audited all checkout devices and added security measures.

Consider the benefit of taking an individual's image, running a search, and identifying that individual's past visits to any of your stores-all within minutes. FaceFirst's investigative features turn a nearly impossible manual task for humans into instant, actionable intelligence. FaceFirst helps AP investigators build strong, detailed cases faster for coordination with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.

FaceFirst's face matching technology alerts retailers instantly when known threats enter their stores, providing both life safety and loss prevention advantages. Calculate the risks of being caught unaware when a known offender enters your store. If you knew there was a proven solution to keep your valued customers and associates safer from violent offenders and prevent loss, would you implement it? The real risk is answering no. FaceFirst's solution is fast, accurate, and scalable-take action today at facefirst.com.







Cybercriminals Lining Up for Prime Day
Amazon Prime Day Draws Out Cyber Scammers

Cybercriminals lining up to score off Amazon Prime Day shoppers, who spent more than $22B in US online sales alone last year, according to estimates.

Amazon Prime Day runs from July 11-12, but scammers have already started to capitalize on the worldwide shopping event, which promises exclusive deals for a short time only.

AdvertisementIn the days leading up to the Amazon Prime Day sale, cybersecurity experts are already warning they have seen an uptick in malicious activity aimed at both shoppers and retailers.

Trend Micro has been monitoring the rise in cybercrime in the lead-up to Amazon Prime Day, and observed a more than 33% increase in Amazon scams in the week beginning June 28 and running through July 4, compared to the previous week's activity. The Trend Micro team warned that there has also been a jump in DHL-themed shipping scams, aimed mostly at shoppers in Arizona, California, Florida, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania - it's unclear if that's a related phenomenon.

Currently Trend Micro is tracking an Amazon Prime Day-themed SMS-text phishing lure asking shoppers to click a malicious link to fix an issue with their account, claim a gift card, or receive free shipping and other deals, prompting targets to share details like emails, phone numbers of other personal information, the company said.

"Scammers love online shopping customers as they can utilize many holidays - in this case Amazon Prime Day - whereby consumers look to get even better deals than they normally would," Trend Micro's vice president of threat intelligence, Jon Clay, said in a statement provided to Dark Reading. "With Amazon Prime's popularity, we continue to see scams targeting this shopping event increase each week until and shortly after Prime Day occurs." darkreading.com

EU & US Data-Sharing Accord
EuroCommerce and NRF Welcome Adoption of Adequacy Decision for Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework
EuroCommerce and the National Retail Federation today welcomed the announcement by the European Commission regarding the adoption of the adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework.

Christel Delberghe, Director General of EuroCommerce, which represents retailers and wholesalers in Europe, said: "The new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework will provide EU citizens with adequate redress in the U.S. with the creation of the Data Protection Review Court. The new framework introduces EU-based concepts of necessity and proportionality which further strengthens protection of personal data of EU citizens in the U.S. This provides European retailers that process data in the U.S. with the necessary safeguards to be sure that the personal data is adequately protected."

"U.S. retailers have long supported the adoption of a reliable and legally valid transatlantic data transfer mechanism that allows them to serve their customers in the EU while maintaining the highest data protection standards," NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. "The European Commission's announcement today reflects years of hard work on the part of the EU and U.S. governments to re-establish a legally valid data privacy framework that provides safeguards for consumers' personal data transferred to the U.S. that are equivalent to those in the EU."

In April, EuroCommerce and NRF released a white paper on the Commission's draft adequacy decision and urged institutions on both sides of the Atlantic to swiftly adopt and implement the framework. The analysis showed that the new framework would ensure legal certainty and provide a durable, long-term mechanism to overcome the legal challenges that had invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the previous transatlantic data transfer framework.

NRF and EuroCommerce have worked collaboratively on EU data privacy and transatlantic data flows issues since 2016, holding annual joint meetings with EU officials with the goal of developing approaches to safeguard consumers' data while fostering regulatory certainty for transatlantic retailers. The previous Privacy Shield was struck down by the Court of Justice of the European Union, the EU's highest court, in its July 2020 ruling in the Schrems II case. That ruling came only four years after the Shield replaced an earlier U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Agreement on transatlantic data flows rejected by the same court in 2015 in the original Schrems decision. nrf.com

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The Next Great Data Privacy Debate?
Meta's Rush to Topple Twitter Sets Up Looming Privacy Debate

GDPR is halting Meta's new Threads app from entering EU markets, portending a broader struggle over the right ways to collect user data on social apps.

Upcoming data privacy regulations are preventing Meta's new microblogging app "Threads" from launching in European Union (EU) markets. Experts say this is only the beginning of the privacy battle facing the Twitter clone.

Meta's attempted coup d'etat against the Twitter kingdom launched on Wednesday in over 100 countries, earning tens of millions of users in only its first day live. That, despite being unavailable to major markets within the EU.

The holdup has to do with "complexities with complying with some of the laws coming into effect next year," Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri hinted on July 5. Mosseri's statement may refer to the new antitrust-oriented Digital Markets Act, but experts also expect Threads to collide head-on with consumer privacy regulations, thanks to its wanton collection of just about every kind of personal data imaginable.

"It seems likely that they're worried about the risk of rolling out something new that very clearly violates General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines," says Aaron Mendes, CEO and co-founder of PrivacyHawk. But Threads' slow rollout doesn't preclude it from flourishing in the future. "Facebook has a reputation of rolling things out over time - they like to get stuff out fast, and then get information in and iterate."  darkreading.com

Cyber Extortion Activity Reaches Highest Level Ever
The rise in cyber extortion attacks and its impact on business security
A recent report revealed that cyber extortion activity reached the highest volume ever recorded in Q1 2023 after a decline of 8% in 2022. These figures were gathered through data from 6,707 confirmed business victims.

As a result of consistently high-impact attacks, governments worldwide are starting to take more action. Some forbid companies operating within their country to pay a ransom when demanded. helpnetsecurity.com

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Podcasts: Convenient In More Ways Than One

Podcasts are an extremely convenient way to catch up on news, sports, and any personal interests you may have. Many apps are free or have low subscription models. Audible, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, TuneIn, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, are just a few platforms that allow you to listen to a plethora of content in any genre - on the go, at work, or during moments of relaxation.




Police1.com Sends Out Amazon Prime Day Porch Pirate Alert
The #1 resource for law enforcement online

Encourages Officers to be Proactive in Monitoring For Porch Pirates
Tomorrow marks the beginning of Amazon Prime Day, an annual event where consumers take advantage of significant deals on many products.

The bad news for shoppers is that the increased online activity that accompanies this event presents a significant opportunity for cybercrime. In addition, the wave of package deliveries following Amazon Prime Day can lead to an uptick in package thefts or "porch pirating." We encourage all officers to be proactive in monitoring residential areas and educating citizens about taking preventative measures, such as utilizing secure delivery options and installing security cameras. police1.com

Amazon & Other Businesses Poaching National Guard Hires

The National Guard says it's struggling to hire because workers are being lured in by Wendy's, Amazon, and FedEx instead

The National Guard says it's struggling to hire as big private companies boost pay and benefits.

The National Guard says it's struggling to hire because potential applicants are being lured away by competitive packages at fast-food chains and other big companies.

Wendy's and Carl's Jr are two of the companies the Nevada Guard is competing with, Command Sgt. Maj. Marco Irenze said, per a press release by the National Guard Association of the United States last month.

A senior advisor for the Washington Air Guard's Recruiting & Retention said that Amazon, Microsoft, and T-Mobile were rivals for talent in the state, while a recruiter for the Illinois Army Guard's Woodstock Sustainment Program listed FedEx and UPS as competitors.

Workers quit their jobs at record rates during the pandemic as they had the opportunity to evaluate what they wanted from work and from life. Though professions from teaching to healthcare were affected, it appeared to be low-paid, hourly roles like retail and restaurant jobs that were worst hit.

Employers were forced to reconsider what they offered their workers as a result, and many boosted wages, perks, and benefits to attract new staff. businessinsider.com

Another UK Amazon Strike Starts TODAY
Amazon workers at UK warehouse to strike during Prime Day event
Nearly 900 Amazon workers at a warehouse in Coventry, Britain will stage a strike for three days in the coming week over a pay dispute. The strike will take place from July 11-13, for two hours during the morning and two hours in the evening on the three days. It coincides with a "Prime Day" sales event the company has announced for July 11-12.

The workers are demanding a pay raise to 15 pounds ($19.25) an hour and union rights. Amazon, the world's largest e-commerce company, said that the minimum starting pay for its employees is between 11-12 pounds per hour, depending on the location.

The Coventry site does not directly serve customer orders and there will be no disruption to customers, Amazon said. retailwire.com

Amazon Union Dissidents, in Challenge to Leader, Move to Force Vote
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Nationwide trend of stealing laundry detergent from grocery stores hits Colorado
The nationwide trend of thieves stealing laundry detergent from grocery stores has made its way to Colorado, with an incident last month in Centennial going viral. Three men are suspected of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of laundry detergent and Downy Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster Beads from a King Soopers location at 5050 E. Arapahoe Rd. on the evening of June 18, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. The getaway driver, 32-year-old Jorge Pantoja, was arrested by June 28 on the misdemeanor charge of shoplifting, on top of unrelated felony charges. Police are still searching for the other two suspects, who allegedly go by Robert and Bugsy. "We're in the process of investigating this case," said Ginger Delgado, spokesperson for the sheriff's office. Although the crime is considered a misdemeanor, "the reason that we pursued this one is because it was obviously caught on video," then sent to the police. Santino Burrola, the employee who filmed the incident, caught the license plate and uploaded it to TikTok, was allegedly fired by King Soopers afterward for his involvement. "And, then, the story just exploded and went national," Delgado said. Earlier this week, a GoFundMe was organized for Burrola by a family member to raise money for potential legal fees and a cross-country move. As of Friday afternoon, more than 900 donors contributed over $28,000 to his cause. As a former military police officer, he did what he thought was right in order to capture criminals," Alexia Gomez, Burrola's cousin, wrote. "He was not given severance pay and is planning to move to Florida to be closer to his family." Neither Burrola nor King Soopers immediately responded to a request for comment.  denverpost.com

Cobb County, GA: Metro beauty shop owner says thieves stole over $300K worth of merchandise from her storage unit
A Cobb County beauty shop owner said someone stole more than $300,000 worth of products from the storage warehouse. It happened over the weekend. Ricola Elizabeth is the owner of Perfect Distraction Hair Gallery and she has two locations in Smyrna and Sandy Springs. Trying to hold back her frustration and tears, she recalled the moment she said someone attacked her livelihood. She uses the storage unit at the Space Shop Self Storage in Smyrna as a warehouse to store the overflow of inventory for her stores and on-line website. Elizabeth said now it's all gone and she's $300,000 in the hole.  news.yahoo.com

Sweetwater, FL: Employee accused of stealing $43,000+ of merchandise from Dolphin Mall store
An assistant manager at the True Religion store inside the Dolphin Mall was arrested last week on accusations that he stole tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise from the store over a nearly year-long period, authorities said. Sean Anthony Staples, 33, of Miami, was taken into custody Friday on a charge of organized scheme to defraud. According to his arrest report, a corporate employee of True Religion who oversees loss prevention reports was alerted about multiple transactions by Staples that had been flagged. The employee told police that she reviewed surveillance video which showed Staples voiding multiple transactions and then giving the merchandise to a customer. According to the police report, the total value of the fraudulent transactions, which have occurred since August 2022, was $43,889.23, including a transaction for $1,097.43 that was processed on Friday. The corporate employee told police that Staples would scan the merchandise but then process the items as a return without receipt. She said she was alerted to the transactions in April, but then discovered that the fraudulent transactions had been occurring since last August.  local10.com

Large-Scale Criminal Enterprise Busted
Trio Arrested for Extensive Identity Theft Operation and Drug Possession
Monroe County, FL - Three individuals are facing criminal charges after law enforcement discovered a trove of stolen or forged identity documents in a South Florida motel room.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, deputies executed a search warrant at the Sunset Cove Beach Resort, located on Overseas Highway, after receiving a call for assistance from a bail bondsman on Thursday.

Inside the motel room, authorities discovered burglary tools, forged checks, over 100 credit cards unrelated to the suspects, more than 20 stolen or forged identification cards from various states and countries, numerous items of mail not belonging to any of the suspects, a scanner used for creating illegal credit cards, and a stash of illicit substances including fentanyl, marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies arrested 27-year-old Jacob Michael Majewski, 30-year-old Michael George Harvey, and 42-year-old Katie Campbell.

Authorities believe the trio possessed items indicative of involvement in a large-scale criminal enterprise.

Each of the suspects is facing 361 criminal charges, including 125 counts of criminal use of personal identification information, 100 counts of trafficking in or possessing counterfeit credit cards, and 100 counts of obtaining credit cards through fraudulent means. iheart.com

San Francisco police investigate Gucci store Armed Robbery near Union Square
San Francisco police are searching for suspects in the armed robbery of the Gucci store near Union Square, and they say the thieves may be linked to at least one more robbery. The police department said the store located at 240 Stockton Street was robbed just after 3:30 p.m. A witness, who did not want to be identified, said there were anywhere from four to six men involved in the robbery. She said she and her daughter entered the store just seconds before those robbers bursted in and began grabbing handbags from displays.  nbcbayarea.com

Fremont, OH: Three suspects sought in alleged Sandusky Co. theft ring
The Sandusky County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help identifying three people they say are taking part in a theft ring. According to its Facebook page, the law enforcement agency is looking for three men they say distract their victims, then steal their debit or credit cards, which they then use to buy items at various stores.  13abc.com

Milwaukee, WI: 4 Target thefts, 40 days, Milwaukee man charged
Ronald Neal, 39, of Milwaukee, is charged with five counts of felony retail theft and four counts of felony bail jumping after prosecutors say he stole from Target four times in May and June. A criminal complaint says he also stole from a Home Depot store. Prosecutors say Neal was out on bail for retail theft when he pushed carts out of the stores filled with merchandise that he did not pay for. The complaint says Neal stole from the same Target store on Miller Park Way twice on May 13. The first theft happened around 1:30 p.m. when two males pushed carts out of the store without paying. Prosecutors say there was $633.92 worth of merchandise in Neal's cart and $371.94 worth of merchandise in the other cart. Neal's cart was pushed out of the fire door, and the other cart was pushed out the front exit doors of the Target store.  A few hours later, around 4 p.m., prosecutors say Neal was back at the same Target store, concealing items on his person and loading items into a cart. Loss prevention contacted police, believing Neal was going to push the cart out of the store. The thief was identified as Neal, the complaint says, and he was arrested.  fox6now.com

Mankato, MN: Woman accused of stealing baby formula has 24 warrants in 10 counties
Rachel Howard Robinson, 28, of Minneapolis, was charged last week with felony theft in Blue Earth County Court. A criminal complaint says Robinson stole nearly $1,300 worth of baby formula and other merchandise from the Mankato Hilltop Hy-Vee in May and June. The thefts were captured on surveillance and Robinson was identified by loss prevention personnel at Cub Foods. Robinson was filmed gathering baby items and covering them with merchandise and walking out of the store without paying, according to the complaint. Robinson also stole batteries, cat products, and paper towels, as well as three shopping baskets valued at $8 each, according to the charging documents. Police say Robinson has 24 active warrants, 16 of those cases felony-related, from ten different Minnesota counties. Her whereabouts are unknown.  southernminnesotanews.com

Brookfield, WI: Ulta theft; $5,200 in stolen merchandise
Brookfield police are looking to identify and locate two women wanted in connection with a retail theft incident at ULTA Beauty on Bluemound Road. It happened on Sunday, July 9 around 4 p.m. According to police, two women removed $5,200 worth of fragrances and makeup without paying Both are suspects for felony retail theft.  fox6now.com

Queens, NY: Man steals more than $1K worth of clothing from Carter's in Ridgewood

Quakertown, PA: Richland Township Police seeking suspect in $500 theft from Ulta

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Shootings & Deaths

Columbus, OH: Suspect shot, killed in another shootout with authorities in Columbus
A suspect was killed in another officer-involved shooting that also included deputies in east Columbus Saturday evening. A Franklin County Sheriff's deputy working special duty at Walgreens, located on Livingston Avenue, was alerted by a bystander that a man was firing shots and chasing the alerting person at around 7:50 p.m., a spokesperson for the department said. The deputy went outside to find the suspect who was firing more shots, causing a foot-chase to ensue to detain the suspect. However, during the foot-chase, gunfire was exchanged between the deputy and the suspect near an apartment complex just east of Livingston Avenue and South James Road, said Chief Deputy Jim Gilbert. Following the shootout, the deputy called for assistance. Columbus Police officers responded alongside other deputies at 7:54 p.m. to an "officer in trouble" call, Deputy Chief of Police Tim Myers said. Once officers and deputies arrived, they were informed that the suspect went into one of the apartment buildings. Law enforcement agents entered the building and found the suspect, only to fire multiple shots at the suspect, Myers informed. These agents struck the suspect at least once.  whio.com

Durham, NC: Man shot, killed outside strip mall
Businesses in a Durham shopping center were closed Monday as police investigated an early morning shooting. They say a man was shot and killed around 7 a.m. near 2223 N.C. Highway 54 and S. Alston Ave. The entire parking lot was roped off by crime scene tape throughout the day. Police have yet to release the name of the person who was shot or speculate on a motive, but they did say they believe the shooting was an isolated incident.  wral.com

Portland, OR: Update: Man sentenced to 20 years for Fred Meyer's parking lot killing
A Portland man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting and killing a man in a store parking lot in 2022. On Monday the Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge sentenced Travis Raymond Helms, 37, to 20 years after he pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter and one charge of attempted robbery. The charges stem from an incident in October 2022, when Helms shot victim Ian L. Beyers, 30, in the parking lot of a department store off Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Division Street.  kptv.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Troy, MI: Police search for man who attacked woman in Target store parking lot
In a post that's all over social media and the NextDoor app, a woman says she was attacked while trying to get into her car in the Target store parking lot near Crooks and Maple roads in Troy. The incident allegedly occurred on Friday (July 7). She claims a man came up behind her, forced her door open, punched her in the face, and then showed her a gun. Troy police sent out screencaps from video surveillance on Monday (July 10), which doesn't show the attack but does show the man she says was responsible.  clickondetroit.com

North Charleston, SC: Attempted murder suspect arrested following Walmart shoplifting incident
A man wanted out of North Charleston is behind bars after shoplifting nearly $400 worth of merchandise at a local Walmart. According to North Charleston Police Department, officers responded to a reported shoplifting incident at 1:50 p.m. Sunday at Walmart on Centre Point Drive. Upon arrival, officers met with Walmart security to learn a man was caught on camera leaving the store with a shopping cart full of merchandise he had failed to pay for. The suspect, Geovannie Lavance Rose (18) told officials he was trying to get items for his baby and today "wasn't his day." The stolen merchandise totaled $371.02. Upon further investigation, officers found Rose was wanted by NCPD for attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during a violent crime counton2.com

San Antonio, TX: Two suspects on the run after armed robbery at Walmart
Authorities are searching for two suspects who are accused of robbing a Walmart. The incident happened on Friday, June 16, 2023, at the Walmart on the 900 block of Bandera Road. According to the police, the suspects stole several items and threatened an employee with a weapon while fleeing. Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information which leads to felony arrests in this crime.  news4sanantonio.com

Rudolph, WI: Former employee one of three charged with February robbery of Food Tree
An employee at a Rudolph service station that was the target of an armed robbery is one of three people facing felony charges for the robbery. Sadie A. Good, 34, of Wisconsin Rapids, a former employee of the Food Tree, and Stephanie G. Bremer, 55, face charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and being a party to the crime of theft, in connection with a robbery that was reported at the business in February. If convicted, they each face a maximum sentence of 40 years and 9 months in prison. On Monday, Wood County Circuit Judge Nicholas Brazeau Jr. delayed Good's scheduled court hearing because the Wisconsin Public Defender's Office had not yet found her an attorney. Brazeau said he would reschedule the hearing and, if Good didn't have an attorney, he would appoint one. Good has been in jail since Wood County Circuit Judge Todd Wolf set a $10,000 cash bail for her on May 23.  wisconsinrapidstribune.com

Christiana, DE: 500,000 rounds of stolen ammo? Delaware AG questions whether Christiana Mall Cabela's store tolerated shoplifting scheme
A trio of Delaware police officers conducting surveillance at the Christiana Mall Cabela's store hit paydirt in December - a discovery that now has prosecutors in a heated court fight with the retailer that specializes in hunting, fishing, and camping gear. The cops say they watched 38-year-old Danielle Brookens emerge from a black Mercedes and walk into the cavernous store. One officer followed Brookens inside and saw her pushing a shopping cart with merchandise covered with her coat, court records show. Police say she left without paying or being stopped by store employees. But when a detective wearing a marked police vest approached Brookens, she ditched the cart and ran toward the Mercedes. A manager at the store who identified himself only as John told WHYY News he was not working there "before whatever was going on was going on" and Brookens was arrested, but nevertheless disputed the account she gave to Malone. "That's impossible,'' the manager said. "I mean, that's huge." He might have a point, based on her account. Even if Brookens had shoplifted at the store 50 times - she only said it was more than 20 - she would have had to steal 10,000 rounds each time to accumulate 500,000. That's nearly five times the 2,100 rounds she was caught with in December. But her revelations, coupled with other information gathered by authorities, led Jennings's office to try to determine whether Brookens could have pilfered a half-million rounds herself, if others shoplifted tens or hundreds of thousands more - and whether the store actually tolerated such massive financial losses. That allegation is part of a state subpoena, issued in February, for internal records about how Cabela's stored, protected, and accounted for ammunition at its Christiana Mall store.  whyy.org

Boston, MA: DOJ: Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Armed Robbery



Beauty - Cobb County, GA - Burglary
C-Store - Lynchburg, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Pahoa, HI - Burglary
C-Store - Woodburn, OR - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Bakersfield, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - San Antonio, TX - Robbery
C-Store - Blair County, PA - Armed Robbery
Clothing - Queens, NY - Robbery
Clothing - Memphis, TN - Burglary
Dollar - Wilmington, DE - Robbery
Dollar - Blair County, PA - Armed Robbery
Gaming - Memphis, TN - Robbery
Gas Station - Rockford, IL - Robbery
Gas Station - Macon, GA - Burglary
Grocery - Mooresville, NC - Robbery
Gucci - San Francisco, CA - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Memphis, TN - Burglary
Jewelry - Minneapolis, MN - Burglary
Pets - Miami, FL - Robbery
Tobacco - New York, NY - Robbery
Ulta - Brookfield, WI - Robbery
Ulta - Richland Township, PA - Robbery
Walgreens - Milwaukee , WI - Armed Robbery
Walgreens- Mooresville, NC - Robbery
Walmart - North Charleston, SC - Robbery
Walmart - San Antonio, TX - Robbery
Walmart - Chattanooga, TN - Robbery               


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• 22 robberies
• 6 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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