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Violence, Crime & Protests

Big City Theft & ORC Continue to Get National Attention
After SF shoplifting video goes viral, officials argue thefts aren't rampant
City leaders are pushing back at that image after the release Monday of a midyear public safety report. Police data shows overall thefts are down 9 percent in the first six months of the year compared to the same period in 2020, when the city was on lockdown and many businesses closed during the onset of the pandemic.

San Francisco Police Chief William Scott and Mayor London Breed acknowledged that while some crime is up, including aggravated assaults, homicides and incidents with guns, the overall numbers of violent and property crimes have fallen.

"Sadly, as it relates to crime, we've gotten a lot of negative attention," Breed added. "What is not getting the attention is the fact when you do come to San Francisco and commit a crime, you will be arrested by this department."

Retail thefts have gotten the bulk of the attention on social media because of the string of videos. But San Francisco isn't the only city to grapple with the problem: In Seattle, police said last month they made more than 50 arrests linked to coordinated thefts at nine large retailers and grocery stores, and in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the state's top prosecutor, police and big-box stores announced a partnership this month to combat "organized retail crime."

Both CVS and Walgreens say shoplifting in San Francisco outpaces thefts at their stores across the country. In October, the California Attorney General's Office announced breaking up a major theft ring in the Bay Area in which $8 million worth of merchandise was allegedly swiped from Target, CVS and Walgreens, and then sold in other countries with the earnings laundered back to the United States.

In an interview with NBC News last week, Scott suggested that California's Proposition 47, which voters passed in 2014 and lowered criminal sentences for certain nonviolent crimes like shoplifting and check forgery, is being exploited by those who want to commit theft. The initiative set a threshold of $950 for shoplifting to be considered a misdemeanor, which doesn't prompt law enforcement to make an arrest, rather than a felony, which could incur harsh penalties like jail time.

Store employees often don't feel comfortable getting involved, and some retailers have increased security presence but with limited results. She said retailers are doing the best they can, but worry how some city leaders have taken a softer stance on arrests. nbcnews.com

Violence & Crime Scaring Away Shoppers
Businesses worry recent violence could sway shoppers not to come downtown
Heading into the weekend, Chicago shopping districts are bracing for trouble and calling on Mayor Lori Lightfoot for help. Store owners say violence last weekend could signal to shoppers not to come downtown anymore and affect everyone's bottom line.

Over the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago, massive crowds caused chaos, injuring two officers and leading to more than 60 arrests. Coupled with the violence this summer, the viral images are not great tourism videos for the city.

"We do have a national perception that's taken hold that Chicago may not be the safest place to visit right now," said Robb Karr, president and CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. "We need to address that."

Karr is officially asking for Lightfoot's help, requesting a reevaluation of what it is going to take to make the area safe because images of chaos are not inspiring a family dinner or date night downtown.

But it's not just the city's retail district feeling the impact. CBS 2 talked to a downtown restaurant owner who is still choosing to close up early, because he says locals don't want to come out late anymore.

CBS 2 has tracked vacancies in the city's prime shopping districts for months. And without a safety plan some say we could be tracking more soon. ktvz.com

Crime vs. Police Reform: A 'Political High-Wire Act'
Biden balances fighting rising crime, reforming police
Facing rising fears of summer violence, President Joe Biden is embarking on a political high-wire act, trying to balance his strong backing for law enforcement with the police reform movement championed by many of his supporters. His focus Monday was on crime.

Biden met at the White House with urban leaders - including Eric Adams, the heavy favorite to be the next mayor of New York City - about increased shootings, as Democrats warily watch a surge across the nation. Though limited to what can be done at the federal level, Biden promised to support efforts on the ground to combat crime.

The meeting was the second in just three weeks, underscoring the political concern crime has become for Democrats as they look to protect their thin margins in Congress. Big city mayors and lawmakers have sounded the alarm on the rise in crime, believed partly fueled by destabilizing forces of the pandemic, and polls suggest it is an increasing matter of concern for many Americans.

The president promoted the money for policing in his COVID-19 relief bill and, reflecting on his nearly four decades in the Senate, declared that "Most of my career has been on this issue."

At the same time, Biden has also tried to boost progressives' efforts to reform policing and has backed a bill that, after initial promise, has stalled in the Senate.

While combating crime and reforming the police don't inherently have to be at odds, the two efforts have been increasingly billed that way. And the presence in the White House meeting of Adams, who doesn't face general election voters until November, was symbolic of the administration's effort to find a middle ground. apnews.com

NYC Crime Op-Ed: Time to Reform the Reforms?
Hard times as NYC soft on crime, doomed by reforms

Crime has been on the rise in NYC this year -- and it's time to reform the "reforms."

It's beginning to look like going soft on crime - especially juvenile crime - wasn't such a hot idea. Is it time to reform New York's "reforms"? Obviously, it is.

New York used to be a city so secure that over time safe streets came to be seen as nature's way. But complacency set in; activists and their apologists chipped away the policies and practices keeping criminals at bay - and then the dominos began to fall.

And a reasonable place to begin is with those concerning children who bear adult arms - and who use them with deadly abandon. Perhaps most relevant right now, and among the most corrosive, is the 2017 "Raise the Age" law, a statute strongly backed by Gov. Cuomo that reset the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18.

"They don't go to jail," said a prosecutor. "They do robberies, get in fights and carry guns."

Indeed, it is because of the relative immunity of 16- and 17-year-olds that they often are recruited by senior dealers for turf-security duties - an entirely predictable side effect of Raise the Age legislation.

And it is difficult to imagine anything more potentially lethal than a teenager with an attitude, a gun and a belief in his own ­immortality. That belief comes naturally; so too, attitudes. But illegal guns are not inevitable.

America's cities are awash in them; nothing is going to change that. But New York had effective policies meant to keep them off the streets - stop-and-frisk, quality-of-life enforcement and dedicated anti-gun units among them.

One by one they fell to activist opposition, and bit by bit violent crime advanced. nypost.com

Is the Progressive DA Movement Over?
Rising crime rates could undermine the progressive prosecutor movement
Larry Krasner, one of the first big city district attorneys elected as part of the progressive prosecutor movement, is up for reelection this year. He's expected to keep his seat after winning the city's Democratic primary in May.

That primary was seen as a major test for the progressive reforms Krasner and others like him are pushing - amid a big spike in violent crime happening in major U.S. cities since the start of the pandemic. Philadelphia has reported nearly 300 homicides so far this year.

A similar spike is also happening in LA, where homicides are up 40% over the same period.

And while Krasner and his policies still seem to have voters' support, in California, similar reforms are fueling recall efforts against LA District Attorney George Gascón and San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin. kcrw.com

Teen facing hate crime charges after defacing a pro-police 'back the blue' sign

COVID Update

334.9M Vaccinations Given

US: 34.8M Cases - 623.4K Dead - 29.3M Recovered
Worldwide: 188.6M Cases - 4M Dead - 172.4M Recovered

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Cases Doubling in Some States
COVID-19 case count spikes hit almost every state
Most areas of the country are seeing a new surge in COVID-19 cases as variants of the virus serve as a painful reminder that
the pandemic is not over despite eased restrictions.

Forty-one states and the District of Columbia have documented an increase in average daily cases over the past two weeks. But nine in particular, including seven in the South, have seen cases at least double in that time period, according to data from The New York Times.

The majority of states have large swaths of population that are still not protected," said Amber D'Souza, a professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

She said that despite tremendous progress on vaccinations, the new data show the outbreaks are mostly hitting areas with lower vaccination rates.
Those spikes are due in part to the spread of the more transmissible delta variant and loosened COVID-19 restrictions, D'Souza said. thehill.com

Florida & Missouri are Hot Spots for the Delta Variant
What hospitals look like in US Covid hot spots
The overwhelming majority of those coming in sick with Covid are unvaccinated, Segarra said. Many are young --
people in their 20s and 30s who are getting "extremely, extremely sick" and some of whom are dying.

Roughly 45% of people in Florida are fully vaccinated, according to state data. The low vaccination rates, along with a dangerous coronavirus variant that's now the dominant strain in the United States and the relaxed Covid-19 guidelines, are what Segarra said he thinks have led to the increase.

With cases of the virus surging in most of the United States --
driven by unvaccinated Americans and fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant -- Covid-19 hospitalizations are climbing in other parts of the country, too, and hospitals are again bracing for another round of devastation.

And in
Covid hot spots such as Florida and Missouri, where patients are quickly filling Covid units, experts warn a rise in deaths could soon follow. cnn.com

McKinsey and Company
Top Ten Newsletter | Second Quarter 2021
Most popular with McKinsey.com readers

#1 COVID-19: Implications for business

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and governments faced the need to solve multiple, competing priorities simultaneously. One of the toughest: how to keep an economy going while at the same time shutting it down to protect citizens from infection. As some regions emerge from the worst of the health crisis, it's tempting to think that there could be a return to focusing on just one main concern. But this week, McKinsey experts examined sectors, particularly defense and national infrastructure, where solving for dual imperatives is more important than ever.

Robust digital financial infrastructure proved its worth during the COVID-19-crisis, helping governments cushion people and businesses from the economic shock. The McKinsey Global Institute discusses the next step: economies that embrace data sharing for finance could see GDP gains of between 1 and 5 percent by 2030, with benefits flowing to both consumers and financial institutions.

retailer of the future will harness the power of data, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality, says serial entrepreneur and senior adviser to McKinsey John Straw on the McKinsey on Consumer and Retail podcast. The biggest mistake retail companies make? Unwillingness to invest in something that doesn't automatically feed the bottom line. The biggest win: using cutting-edge technology to give consumers a way of envisioning their lives if they go ahead and buy.

The COVID-19 pandemic created significant challenges for financial institutions in both modeling and model-risk management.
Institutions should use six strategies to update their models, including using agile modeling, upgrading data architecture, and embracing automation. mckinsey.com

Blocking Unvaxxed Shoppers
French retailers puzzle over how to keep non-vaccinated shoppers from stores
French retailers were puzzled on Tuesday over how a new government proposal r
equiring them to block people not vaccinated against COVID-19 from shopping malls could possibly work out in practice.

Ahead of a meeting with Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Wednesday, retailers said that a widening of COVID health pass requirements announced by President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday
was difficult to implement.

Macron said
a health pass would be required from July 21 to enter places of leisure and culture and that from early August it would be required in bars and restaurants, shopping malls, hospitals as well as in planes and long-distance trains and buses. A health pass would have to show double vaccination against COVID-19, recovery from the illness or a recent negative test. reuters.com

LA Covid Cases Up 500% Over Past Month As Delta Variant Takes Hold

COVID Cases In Missouri & Arkansas Surge To Levels Not Seen Since Winter

'Ban Facial Recognition in Stores'
Retail stores are packed with unchecked facial recognition, civil rights orgs say

Lowe's, Albertsons, Macy's are already using the tech

More than 35 organizations are demanding top US retailers cease using facial recognition to identify shoppers and employees in their stores, which companies have used to deter theft and identify shoplifters.

The campaign is aptly named
Ban Facial Recognition in Stores, and has identified stores that have committed to not using facial recognition, like Walmart, Home Depot, and Target. It is now pressuring companies currently using the technology, or those who might use it in the future. Some companies that are currently using the technology, according to the website, include Apple, Lowe's, Albertsons, Macy's, and Ace Hardware.

Companies that might use it in the future include
McDonalds, Walgreens, and 7-Eleven. A full list can be found on the website.

Privacy non-profit Fight for the Future organized the campaign last month as
part of its larger Ban Facial Recognition project, and but has now garnered support from civil rights organizations like Mijente, Public Citizen, and Data for Black Lives, as well as others like the Consumer Federation of America and the Tor Project.

Retailers have used invasive technologies like products that
ping your phone's Bluetooth and then catalog its unique MAC address, but AI-powered upgrades to video surveillance systems have allowed features like facial recognition to be more accessible than ever.

For instance,
Rite-Aid quietly installed facial recognition cameras in hundreds of US stores, mostly in non-white and lower-income neighborhoods, Reuters reported in July 2020. The cameras scanned shoppers' faces to try and find people in the store who were previously suspected of criminal activity and then sent alerts to security.

Walmart also reportedly used Clearview AI's facial recognition more than 300 times, according to BuzzFeed News, and had previously used the technology to try and catch shoplifters. Now, it seems to be taking a different approach by using AI to find un-scanned goods in self-checkout kiosks. theverge.com

Behavior-Based Safety Programs
Why You Should Include Behavior-Based Safety in your Safety Management Program

How to gain buy-in, avoid common pitfalls and manage an effective behavior-based safety management program.

Behavior-based safety (BBS) programs are well known among safety professionals. Their simplicity makes it easy to implement and a popular choice among organizations of all sizes and safety budgets. But simplicity should not be confused with simple.

The success (or failure) of a BBS program is tied to people:
what data they observe, how they discourage at-risk behaviors and enforce safe ones and what feedback they give. It also depends on what management does with observation data. Does the organization focus on at-risk behaviors or the processes that may cause them? Does it focus on quantity or quality of observations? How does the program evolve over time?

BBS programs are
living documents that are guided and influenced by everyone at an organization. As such, they need to be tailored to a specific workplace. BBS programs are a tool for addressing safety risks, not a panacea for all safety problems. That said, organizations should revisit how and why they might use, or better use, BBS programs for measurable ways to improve workplace safety. ehstoday.com

Allstate Protection Plans Announces Allstate Protection Plans Express
for Retailers of All Sizes

Dedicated business team and technology solution offers rapid deployment of Allstate product protection programs

Allstate Protection Plans today announced the launch of Allstate Protection Plans Express, a
new business team and technology solution providing retailers and e-commerce partners of all sizes access to the Allstate-branded protection programs available today at many of the biggest retailers in the world.

Much of the retail market is underserved as providers have been either
unable or unwilling to offer programs to retailers and operators of all sizes and specialties. Allstate Protection Plans Express addresses this gap in the market, making Allstate's immense infrastructure, service capabilities, and trusted brand available to all retailers. prnewswire.com

Another Retail Surge Coming?
Child tax credit payments could act as stimulus for retailers as soon as this month
Grocery stores, big-box retailers and even auto mechanics could pick up sales in the coming months, thanks to a new source of cash:
monthly payments that go directly into parents' and caretakers' bank accounts.

Starting Thursday, families will receive money for each of their children. The enhanced child tax credits, passed as part of the American Rescue Plan, are intended to fight child poverty. For retailers, however, they
could also act as a stimulus that encourages spending on food, school supplies, clothes - or even a car payment.

The payments will be the latest government-funded cash infusion.
Retailers, including Walmart and Best Buy, have said they saw a spending bump after consumers received stimulus checks. Some customers have also had extra money from federal unemployment benefits, which many states recently ended. Congress has no plans for a fourth stimulus check. cnbc.com

'We All Quit'
Burger King workers announce resignation with a sign outside restaurant

"We all quit," the audacious sign read. "Sorry for the inconvenience."

The message stemmed from a joke between employees that was meant as an apology to customers and a laugh at upper management, said Kylee Johnson, one of about nine of the store's roughly 11 workers who quit en masse.

Their supervisors didn't find the gag nearly as funny. The same day the message went up, Johnson said, the restaurant's general manager fielded a phone call from one of her bosses demanding that she take it down.

Working in the service industry during the coronavirus pandemic provided a wake-up call for Johnson. There were plenty of food service jobs available, she realized. She didn't need to stay in one where she felt mistreated while putting her health on the line to report to work in person. washingtonpost.com

'Scan & Go' Tech Hits Sam's Club
Sam's Club's Scan & Ship Tech Pairs In-Store Shopping Benefits With
'Bring It To Me' Ease
Walmart's warehouse chain Sam's Club has announced plans to pilot a new Scan & Go feature designed to allow shoppers to scan items in-store for automatic direct-to-home shipping via a newly integrated tool within its smartphone app. According to a company statement, the new feature is designed to give consumers greater control over their shopping experience.

The new feature, called Scan & Ship, is designed to open up optionality for consumers who may be attempting to buy large items like furniture, big screen TVs or swing sets that are difficult to transport and are more easily shipped professionally to one's front door. The program is currently being tested in three locations to allow the business to gather critical member feedback and modify functionality within the app before scaling to additional stores. pymnts.com

7-Eleven expands mobile checkout to thousands of U.S. stores
Customers shopping at more than 3,000 7-Elevens in the nation's capital and 32 states around the U.S. will have the option of paying for their purchases without having to stop at a checkstand now that the convenience store giant has expanded the availability of its proprietary Mobile Checkout technology. 7-Eleven plans to roll out the shopping option to its more than 9,000 primarily franchised stores by the end of 2022. retailwire.com

Lego Tells U.S. Company to Stop Making Gun That Looks Like Child's Toy
Lego has demanded that a U.S. company stop selling what could be one of the most ill-advised products to ever hit the market. Culper Precision of Utah has been producing a pistol that looks like a kid's toy made of Lego blocks, saying that its "Glock 19" weapon was made to show people that firearms are "for everyone" and that shooting things is "SUPER FUN!" However, the weapon was removed from the gunmaker's website on Tuesday following an inevitable complaint from Lego. thedailybeast.com

Monster: 95% of workers surveyed considering changing jobs
The biggest reasons behind the desire for change include burnout and lack of opportunities for growth, Monster said.

Will ending non-competes be good for retail workers and their bosses?

Price increases are hitting shoppers hard - but they won't last forever

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

Sr. Asset Protection Manager job posted in St. Louis, MO for Advance Auto Parts
The Sr Asset Protection Manager (Sr APM)
works directly with the Director of Asset Protection and the Regional Vice President (RVP) of Operations. They are responsible for directing and coordinating the AP Department efforts and initiatives in partnership with Field Operators and Cross - Functional teams to achieve maximum effectiveness in controlling loss within their assigned Region. The Sr APM oversees the management and development of a team of Asset Protection Manager(s) (APM) and oversees the AP Operations of approximately 500+ stores. They are held accountable for all investigations, controllable lines of shrink, cost of risk, training and assessments to ensure operational and procedural compliance. advanceautoparts.jobs

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On-Demand Webinar from Protos Security

What's in Store for Loss Prevention?

Protos Security, in partnership with The Loss Prevention Foundation, Axis Communications and ThinkLP, recently hosted a webinar on the future of loss prevention. The webinar is now available to watch on-demand.

Loss prevention experts Chris Copenhaver, Patrick Henderson, Rhett Asher and Hedgie Bartol share some friendly banter along with their predictions as we look at the future of the loss prevention industry.

We've seen technological advances ripple through many industries, and even more rapidly within internet-based organizations. Although loss prevention can be slower to modernize (we certainly have more reasons to be cautious), the changes that have impacted other industries are heading our way, leaving loss prevention uniquely positioned to be infinitely more prepared.

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Days After Biden Called Putin, REvil Goes Off-Line
Russia's most aggressive ransomware group disappeared & it's unclear who made that happen
days after President Biden called President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and demanded that he act to shut down ransomware groups that are attacking American targets, the biggest of them has gone off-line. The mystery is who made that happen.

The group, called
REvil, short for "Ransomware evil," is believed responsible for the attack that brought down one of America's largest beef producers, JBS, and it took credit for a hack that affected thousands of businesses around the world over the July 4 holiday. On Friday, describing his ultimatum to the Russian president, Mr. Biden said "we expect them to act," and when asked later if he would take down the group's servers if Mr. Putin did not, the president simply said, "Yes."

There were
three main theories floating around about why REvil, which seemed to revel in the publicity and reaped huge ransoms - including $11 million from JBS - suddenly disappeared.

One is that
Mr. Biden ordered the United States Cyber Command, working with domestic law enforcement agencies, including the F.B.I., to bring it down. Cyber Command proved last year that it could do just that, paralyzing a ransomware group that it feared might turn its skills to freezing up voter registrations or other election data in the 2020 election.

second theory is that Mr. Putin ordered the group taken down by Russia. If so, that would be a gesture toward heeding Mr. Biden's warning, which he offered, in more general terms, when the two leaders met June 16 in Geneva.

a third is that REvil decided that the heat was too intense, and took itself down to avoid becoming part of the crossfire between the American and Russian presidents. That is what another Russian-based group, Darkside, did after the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, the U.S. company that had to shut down the gasoline and jet fuel running up the East Coast in May.

But many experts think that Darkside's going-out-of-business move was digital theater, and that all of the key ransomware talent would reassemble under a different name. If so, the same could happen with REvil. nytimes.com

Top 10 Ransomware Strains of Q2 2021
Ransomware Landscape: REvil Is One of Many Operators

Biden Administration Says Attempted Ransomware Disruption Efforts Won't Be Immediate

As the Biden administration attempts to
force Russia to crack down on domestic cybercriminals, one challenge will be the sheer diversity of attack code being wielded. Another is that any proactive moves Moscow does make will likely require many months to take effect, as will White House efforts to bolster U.S. cybersecurity defenses in the public and private sectors.

For cracking down on individual ransomware operations, one hurdle remains the current threat landscape: As ever,
multiple strains of crypto-locking malware are being used by many different attackers - not just operations and affiliates based in Russia - and there's a constant influx of new strains and players, driven by the increasing profits to be obtained via ransomware, and backed by a vibrant cybercrime-as-a-service economy.

Ransomware-as-a-service operations have also burgeoned, with cybersecurity firm Intel 471 late last year counting five major players, nine up-and-coming operations and 10 newcomers.

To pick just one operator:
The massive attack against software developer Kaseya that came to light earlier this month was the latest in a long line of recent hits tracing back to ransomware-wielding attackers, and in this case to REvil, which many experts suspect has operations based in or around Russia.

Again, however, that's just one player. "For perspective,
REvil accounts for less than 10% of global ransomware incidents," says Brett Callow, a threat analyst at security firm Emsisoft.

Threat intelligence firm Recorded Future, meanwhile, says that based on ransomware operators' postings to their data leak sites,
42% of recent, known ransomware victims trace to REvil. govinfosecurity.com

PCI SSC Shares Resources for Navigating Changing Payment Environments
At the beginning of the pandemic, PCI SSC shared a resource guide intended for small merchants on ways to protect payment card data in rapidly changing payment environments. During that time, as employees worked from home, many merchants were rapidly changing how they operated including moving to accept mobile, remote, e-commerce and even over-the-phone transactions. Now, as employees return to the office, and businesses begin to re-open, those payment environments are changing once again.

Data breaches and related attacks often happen because of vulnerabilities that are entirely preventable. We want to help small and medium businesses take simple steps to protect themselves and their customers' payment card data. And so, over the course of the next eight weeks, we thought it was reasonable to highlight payment security basics for protecting against payment data theft. blog.pcisecuritystandards.org

Kaseya Ransomware Attack: Guidance and Resources
CISA has created a webpage to provide information and guidance for the recent ransomware attack against Kaseya customers that include managed service providers (MSPs) and customers of those MSPs.

CISA encourages affected organizations to review Kaseya Ransomware Attack: Guidance for Affected MSPs and their Customers for more information. us-cert.cisa.gov

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Register Now for the 2021 RH-ISAC Summit - September 28-29

Hey LP/AP senior: If your retailer is a member you might want to consider attending yourself or sending one of your team members who works with cybersecurity on investigations or e-commerce fraud.

Especially now with the increased ransomware attacks and data beaches and the corresponding increased attention from law enforcement. Cross pollinating and building those relationships could pay off long term. 
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On the Clock: Sean Spence, director of enterprise corporate security, Sobeys

Sean Spence, director of enterprise corporate security, Sobeys, discusses his security career path from guard to senior leader as well as the lessons retailers have learned while dealing with COVID-19. canadiansecuritymag.com

COVID Update

Stores Respond to British Columbia Lifting Mask Mandate
B.C. stores change their mask policies now that they're no longer mandatory
Shopping malls, grocery stores and coffee shops were packed on Canada Day, and just about everyone inside was wearing a mask. Outside, signs have gone up with new instructions about face coverings.

"Masks are recommended," read the postings at B.C. Liquors Stores, while at London Drugs, sandwich boards indicated "masks are strongly recommended." Starbucks stated masks "are optional."

The B.C. government's
mask mandate order was officially lifted at midnight on July 1.

That means coverings are
no longer required in indoor spaces, but health officials are still recommending them for those who aren't fully vaccinated. Individual stores can still require masks.

But Wolak is concerned
most of the population still hasn't been fully vaccinated, and therefore B.C. hasn't reached the threshold for herd immunity.

"So when you're going to the grocery store, you do not know what the vaccination status of every single person in the grocery store is, so
it would be prudent to keep the mask on," she advised. bc.ctvnews.ca

Returning to Pre-Pandemic Life - But Short on Staff
B.C. business operators cautiously excited about return to near-normal
The buzz of full restaurants and tills ringing will start to become familiar on Thursday as British Columbia largely returns to the rhythms of pre-pandemic life. While businesses are excited about the return of customers,
restaurant, retail and hotel associations say they are also hampered by staff shortages.

Residents can go to dinner indoors and outdoors
without a limit on numbers, and attend fairs and festivals by following communicable disease measures, such as staying away if they're sick. Masks will no longer be mandatory before further restrictions are removed in September.

Although masks aren't mandatory, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry encouraging people to continue wearing them in all indoor places. She said Wednesday that masks remain an important layer of protection until more people have immunity from two doses of a vaccine.

Ian Tostenson, president of the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association, said the industry is both excited and worried about reopening.

"It's kind of scary for everybody. It's kind of like opening night on Broadway," he said with a laugh. "It's the anticipation. It's so odd.
Like the anticipation of being able to operate in a way we did it before, but we want to make sure we do it right." msn.com

Canada Heading Toward Post-Lockdown Boom?
Business sentiment rises to record in Canada on vaccine rollout
Canadian consumers and businesses are entering the second half of the year
brimming with confidence about the nation's economic prospects, a signal of what could be an imminent boom.

A gauge of business sentiment released by the Bank of Canada
rose to record levels as an accelerating vaccine rollout bolsters confidence in the recovery. Separate surveys of consumer confidence from the central bank and Bloomberg News found optimism at or near all-time highs.

The numbers will stoke expectations among economists and policy makers that
households and business will be in a spending mood as pandemic restrictions are lifted, particularly because they have a massive stock of savings accumulated during the crisis. bnnbloomberg.ca

Shopping Centres in Canada to See Changes Amid Pandemic & Shifting Retail Industry

Over 50% of eligible Canadians now fully vaccinated against COVID as cases fall

Canada to reach 55M doses by week's end, catching up to U.S. on second doses

Many visitors still turned away at Canadian border despite looser restrictions

Pot Smuggling Operation Busted at Canada Border
Feds seize 2,270 lbs of Canadian marijuana at the border worth $3.6M
A Canadian trucker has landed in America's federal court system, accused of smuggling more than 2,270 pounds of 'highly potent' Canadian marijuana into Detroit, court records show.

The trucker said he had no idea that he was hauling weed across international lines, according to court records, though federal agents didn't believe him - not given the amount of weed they found: 2,048 vacuum sealed packages of marijuana worth $3.6 million.

"Based on experience ... the quantity of controlled substances seized is consistent with large scale smuggling/distribution activities," a Homeland Security agent wrote in an affidavit filed in federal court this week, noting the bust was part of a bigger drug trend.

"Canadian-grown marijuana has been routinely smuggled in commercial trucks from Canada into the United States where is has been distributed for the past 20 years," the agent wrote. "The distribution areas for this marijuana are typically in the midwestern and southeastern areas within the United States where large amounts of highly potent marijuana are difficult to purchase."

The suspect in this case is Tasbir Singh, a commercial truck driver who is charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances for his alleged actions that were discovered at the Fort Street Cargo Facility port of entry in Detroit. freep.com

Manitoba Grocery Workers Speak Out

Proposed legislation changes could strip retail workers' right to refuse Sunday work, union says

Amendment says employers can ask employees to agree to work Sundays in writing when they're hired

The Manitoba government is looking into
amending Manitoba's employment standards legislation so that retail workers would not be able to refuse work on Sundays under some circumstances. The existing legislation allows employees to take a Sunday off with 14 days notice, and not be penalized for it.

The proposed amendments add an exemption that, if passed, would
prohibit employees from refusing to work Sundays if they agreed to work them in writing when they were hired. They would also be prohibited from refusing Sunday shifts if their collective agreement states that they can't, and/or if the business they work for has four employees or less.

UFCW Local 832 president Jeff Traeger says the union is worried the amendment asking new employees to agree to work Sunday in writing
would essentially get rid of the right to refuse Sunday work entirely for future retail employees and create a two-tiered system.

The concern is that employers will start asking employees to sign away their right to refuse Sunday shifts as soon as they're hired, he said. "As soon as you do, you don't have the right to refuse. And
if you don't, you don't get hired. So no one will have the right to refuse," he said. cbc.ca

Counterfeit products catch Canadian online shoppers off guard
Shopping online comes with risk. Often you do not know with whom you are dealing and that can lead to problems.

Just ask Andrew Forrest. He recently went online searching for two portable wall heaters. He clicked on what looked like a legitimate product from a real business but ended up with potentially unsafe counterfeit products.
Now he was out about $200 and fighting with the seller and his credit card issuer to get his money back.

CAFC determined that Forrest had been dealing with a counterfeit seller. The website appeared to be piggy backing on a legitimate business by using the same name and changing up the URL address in a way that would trick a consumer into purchasing.

CTV News reached out to Scotiabank and received an email response. The bank apologized for any inconvenience Forrest may have experienced. However, it did not answer any of our questions regarding its dispute procedures.
Yet the bank did contact him and credited him for the purchase. bc.ctvnews.ca

Canadians to Continue Shopping Online Post-Pandemic Amid Ecomm Growth
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated online shopping trends in Canada and a new survey by PayPal Canada indicates just how much consumers shifted their spending patterns. The survey, titled Trends & Spends: PayPal Canada's 2021 Consumer Shopping Study, found that Canadians overall increased their monthly online shopping spend by more than $2 billion compared to pre-pandemic.

Survey respondents said they are
spending $178 per month shopping online, an increase of $69 compared to pre-pandemic. Across the country, this translates to almost $5.5B in current monthly online spending, said PayPal. The survey found that 59 per cent of Canadians have boosted their online shopping habits compared to before the pandemic and the grocery sector in particular has seen a significant increase. retail-insider.com

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Edmonton, AB: 2 men injured in 'random' strip mall shootings, attacks
Two men were taken to hospital after they were shot as a result of what police believe were "two random shootings" in west Edmonton on Friday afternoon. Police said officers were called to a strip mall over a weapon complaint at about 5:20 p.m. Police said when they got there they found
two injured men and were told a suspect had left the scene on foot.

The victims, who are 25 and 35 years old, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Both were treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital where they are recovering in stable condition.

At least five police vehicles were seen at the strip mall early Friday evening. A car with two doors open was spotted at the scene, as well as a pickup truck that was partially on a sidewalk.

"I heard about
seven gunshots - sirens and helicopters," said Shawna Greaves. "Unbelievable." globalnews.ca

Mask-Wearing Repeat Robber
Calgary, AB: Man wearing blue mask connected to 9 robberies

Police say he has hit at least 9 gas stations and convenience stores in past month

The Calgary Police Service is seeking a man believed to be connected to
nine commercial robberies, all of which occurred over the past month. One common factor is that he is usually wearing a blue mask.

According to a release,
the gas station and convenience store robberies are believed to be connected, after investigators identified similar circumstances and suspect descriptions on Monday.

The thefts occurred in communities on the city's east side: Abbeydale, Forest Heights, Radisson Heights, Rundle, Sunridge, Erin Woods, Penbrooke Meadows, Red Carpet and Winston Heights/Mountview. cbc.ca

C-Store Robbery Spree
Thunder Bay, ON: Police arrest suspect responsible for 6 c-store robberies
Thunder Bay police have arrested a 25-year-old man who is
accused of perpetrating six different convenience store robberies in the northwestern Ontario city. The Thunder Bay Police Service, announcing the arrest on Friday, said the incidents took place between June 23 and July 4.

Officers with the police service's break and enter and robbery unit made the arrest early Friday morning. The accused was also in possession of a stolen vehicle, police added. The accused is charged with
six counts of robbery, six counts of disguise with intent, seven counts of breaching probation, and one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000. cbc.ca

One man, police dog dead following confrontation near Campbell River Tim Hortons

Grenfell man charged after Regina police recover $38,000 in stolen property

Assault rifle seized from Mississauga home during robbery investigation

Timmins woman arrested in relation to robbery, theft investigations

London, Ont., man charged after convenience store robbery, weapon waved at police

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'Item Not Received' Fraud
Return Scams Jump as Fraudsters Exploit E-commerce Boom

Amazon, Walmart and others are targets of 'item not received' fraud, which surged during pandemic

Retailers say they are seeing a
sharp increase in a type of return fraud in which consumers claim they never received their online orders even though they did.

The practice, known as
"item not received" fraud, took off during the pandemic, when warehouses were backed up and carriers were overwhelmed by a surge in e-commerce orders. In some cases, consumers are hiring professional fraudsters, who market their services on social media and advertise refunds of as much as $20,000 at chains such as Amazon. com Inc., Walmart Inc. and Target Corp.

"This type of fraud really skyrocketed with Covid-19," said Dajana Gajic-Fisic, who heads e-commerce risk operations for Finish Line Inc. and the U.S. arm of JD Sports, sellers of athletic shoes and apparel. Both companies are owned by JD Sports PLC. "There were a lot of people with a lot of time on their hands, and they researched how to do this," Ms. Gajic-Fisic said.

Here is how it works. A consumer places an online order with a retailer. After the package arrives, the consumer-or
the professional refunder the consumer has hired-calls the retailer's customer-service department and says they didn't receive the package.

Professional fraudsters research the return policies of individual retailers and know the loopholes, said Karisse Hendrick, founder of fraud-prevention company Chargelytics Consulting. "They game the system through trial and error," she said. "
Sometimes they'll use an insider who has worked in customer service for a particular retailer."

Many retailers will simply issue a refund, particularly if the items are under $500, Ms. Hendrick said. wsj.com

Experian Selected as a Leading Provider of Fraud Detection and Prevention
COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Experian was named one of the established leaders in fraud detection and prevention in
Juniper Research's Online Payment Fraud Deep Dive Strategy & Competition 2021-2025. The report looks at the continuing growth in online payment and the vulnerability it has caused for online fraud and identity theft.

The Juniper report, which takes a deep dive into emerging threats, segment analysis and market forecasts, also looks at the online payment fraud competitor analysis. Juniper scored Experian high for their marketing and branding strength, service range and features, financial performance in the sector, experience in sector, operations and global reach, partnerships, creativity and innovation, and future business prospects.

According to Juniper Research, "Experian continues to invest into its fraud detection and prevention solution and uses its vast array of customer data to deliver an effective set of solutions across the entire consumer journey, from onboarding, through account management/account takeover and transaction risk mitigation." The report highlights the Experian CrossCore platform noting, "Experian leverages a combination of proprietary solutions and partner capabilities and data - integrated into its CrossCore platform - where it leverages a robust machine learning approach that takes into account these dynamic sources of data." businesswire.com

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Harris County, TX: Police arrest Katy suspect after recovering haul of stolen internet equipment at storage facility
Police have arrested one man after recovering more than half a million dollars worth of stolen internet equipment on Friday at a storage facility. According to Harris County Constable Precinct 5, Cristian Salas, 26, of Katy, was arrested without incident on felony theft charges. After a two-month investigation, a search warrant was obtained for a storage facility being used to house stolen internet nodes, authorities said. Authorities said approximately 1,300 customers have been affected by a loss of internet service due to these thefts of internet nodes, which are the connection points used to receive and send data for internet service providers. Precinct 5 deputies are working with local internet providers to return the stolen equipment. click2houston.com

Cleveland, OH: A week later, another Grocery story shoplifter caught in U-Haul box truck getaway vehicle
On July 4, a Giant Eagle employee observed a man and woman stealing merchandise from the Biddulph Road grocery story. The employee said the thieves left in a U-Haul truck. For those keeping score at home, this was the second straight Brooklyn Police Blotter with shoplifters leaving in a U-Haul truck. An arriving officer located the truck and the Cleveland thieves on Ridge Road. Both the driver and passenger had warrants. They were arrested and held for transport. cleveland.com

Rocking Chair ORC
Okolona, MS: Thieves steal 75 rocking chairs worth over $22K from furniture warehouse, Okolona Police suspect inside job
Employees for the Alan White furniture company came back from vacation Monday to find one of their warehouses ransacked and tens of thousands of dollars worth of rocking chairs gone. "Thieves will do anything," says Okolona Police Chief Tommie Ivy. "They'll sell them to anyone they can sell them to. This many chairs, it would have to go to a dealer or somebody." Chief Ivy says he's never seen anything like this before. "They stole about 75 rocker recliners," he says. Chief Ivy says the break-in occurred sometime during the Alan White annual company holiday break from July 5 to 11. wcbi.com

Macon, GA: Three wanted for grab and run theft at Marshall's
Deputies are searching for suspects that stole from a Macon Marshall's. According to a press release, a grab and run theft happened on June 24, 2021, at the Marshall's on Bass Road. The suspects left in a black Nissan Maxima. wgxa.tv

Update: Sherman, TX: Man get 33 Years for Series of Thefts
Denison man has been given more than three decades behind bars on a dozen counts of theft and evading police. Richard Roberts, 53, was sentenced to 33 years in prison Friday after entering a blind guilty plea. Prosecutors say between November 2019 and May 2020, Roberts would walk into stores, load up a cart with merchandise, and then walk out without paying. If confronted by employees, he would often threaten to run over anyone who got in his way. Prosecutors say his extensive criminal history played a role in the hefty sentence. kxii.com

Menomonee Falls, WI: Theft at Woodman's, $500+ worth of cigarettes stolen

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Shootings & Deaths

Update: Baltimore, MD: Security guard fatally shoots man, injures woman after altercation in Giant Food store
A man is dead, and a woman is injured after a security guard shot them after a physical altercation inside a Giant Food store in northwest Baltimore, police said. There were several customers and employees inside the store when the shooting happened, including Mayor Brandon Scott's mother. She was working there at the time. The mayor's office said she's doing OK, but is a bit shaken up.

Another employee described how he ran when he heard the gunfire. An employee, working in the bakery at the Giant Food store in the 6600 block of Reisterstown Road, told 11 News he heard three shots in the front of the store just after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said a store security guard shot two people. A man, who died at a hospital, and a woman who was shot in the hand. Police aren't giving details about the circumstances of the shooting except that it happened after a physical altercation inside the store. Police said the security guard is not a Baltimore police officer and investigators are looking into the security guard's actions. wbaltv.com

Sierra Vista, AZ: Two dead after shooting at Sierra Vista restaurant
Two people are dead Tuesday, July 13 after a man allegedly shot them at a Mexican restaurant in Tucson. Sierra Vista police Lt. Armin Lewis confirmed that a woman was pronounced dead at the scene and a man died later at a local hospital. One man is in custody, Lewis said, but he did not say his name. The victims and shooter knew each other beforehand, he said. Police plan to release more information on the shooting Wednesday. Check back for updates on this and other live, local and late breaking stories. kold.com

Franksville, WI: Man Kills One at Gas Station, Is Slain in Shootout
A man filling up his car at a Wisconsin gas station was shot and killed by another man on Tuesday, with the suspect fleeing the scene and dying soon after in a shootout with an undercover sheriff's investigator. Authorities in Wisconsin respond to an apparent shooting at a Pilot Travel Center, with one witness describing a "sea of people" fleeing the store Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in Franksville, Wis. Police released few details except to say that there was no threat to the community and that they were also investigating at a second gas station about 2 miles away.  usnews.com

Las Vegas, NV: Man shot, killed at northwest Las Vegas restaurant
A man was fatally shot during an argument at a northwest Las Vegas restaurant late Monday night. Las Vegas police Lt. Dave Valenta said police were called at 11 p.m. to the restaurant in the 5900 block of Centennial Center Boulevard, for a shooting. Valenta did not identify the restaurant by name, but more than a dozen officers and detectives were observed gathered in front of the FireRock Steakhouse at 1 a.m. 2realnews.com

Update: Charleston, SC: Judge clears store clerk of murder in customer's fatal shooting at downtown store
A 9th Circuit Court judge cleared a store clerk of murder charges in a September fatal shooting at a downtown convenience store. Suhib Yousef, a Jordanian citizen, was 18 when he was accused of fatally shooting 41-year-old David Wilson on Sept. 28 after an altercation at his uncle's store on President Street. Yousef was initially charged with attempted murder and a firearm offense. After Wilson died from his wounds, the attempted murder charge was upgraded to murder. Judge R. Markley Dennis Jr. dismissed the charges against him on June 24 after determining Yousef had a right to defend himself during his encounter with Wilson under the Protection of Persons and Property Act, the state's version of a stand-your-ground law. Officers were called to a report of a shooting at Green's Grocery, 167 President St., at 5:55 p.m. Sept. 28, according to court records. When they arrived, police found Wilson suffering from gunshot wounds to the head. postandcourier.com

Update: Akron, OH: 2 arrested in connection to October Aggravated Robbery, Murder in Akron
The two men are accused of shooting and killing a man who refused to hand over money. On Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals of Northern Ohio announced that members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested two men in connection to an October aggravated robbery and aggravated murder in Akron. According to officials, Eric Farrey Jr., 21, and a 17-year-old male were taken into custody by officers with the Akron Police Department for allegedly shooting and killing a man outside of a cell phone store in Akron in fall of 2020. Officials tell 3News that Farrey and the 17-year-old suspect approached a man outside of a cellphone store and demanded money from the victim. After the man refused to hand over any belongings, police believe the two suspects shot the man in the chest. The victim was found deceased nearby following the incident.  wkyc.com

New Haven, CT: Man gets 20 years for shootout with police at Hamden store
A New Haven man was sentenced Monday to 20 years behind bars for his role in a 2018 shootout with local police after an interrupted store robbery, according to prosecutors. Kwaun Cole, 34, was sentenced by Judge Gerald L. Harmon. The sentencing came just weeks after Cole pleaded guilty on June 3 to criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and criminal possession of a firearm as the jury selection process was underway for his scheduled criminal trial. westport-news.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Orange County, CA: 19 facing federal charges in alleged scheme to sell heroin by taking fake Mexican food phone orders at O.C. call centers
Nineteen people have been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly distributing at least $2 million worth of heroin through call centers in Orange County that took phone orders for deliveries of the drugs, authorities announced. At the "Operation Horse Caller" news conference held Tuesday, the FBI detailed how the heroin scheme worked. "Customers seeking heroin called the call center using coded language largely referencing Mexican food," Kristi Johnson, FBI assistant director in charge, said. "For example, a taco or an enchilada would be used for the type of order. The call takers would then send a runner to a parking lot in Orange County to deliver the heroin to the caller in exchange for cash." ktla.com

Albuquerque, NM: APD looking for man who Pointed Gun a Harbor Freight Loss Prevention
Police are looking for a man who pointed a handgun at a store security guard over the weekend. Around 6 p.m. Friday, the man was walking out of the Harbor Freight on Menual Blvd. holding a black handgun and a 2,000-watt inverter he did not pay for. krqe.com

Mount Pleasant, WI: Elderly woman attacked by Walmart employee speaks out

San Juan, Puerto Rico: Man Who Stole Over $67,000 Charged With Three Armed Robberies Of Supermarket And Gas Stations In Cataño And Vega Baja



Orange County, CA: 2-year prison sentence ordered for Laguna Hills man behind $72 million counterfeit cell phone parts scheme
A Laguna Hills man, who admitted orchestrating a multi-million dollar operation to import counterfeit cell phone parts and resell them as genuine brand-name products, has been sentenced to two years in prison. Chan Hung Le was also ordered on Friday to pay a $250,000 fine by U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton, after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States by trafficking counterfeit goods, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said in a news release. He and his wife co-owned EZ Elektronix, a wholesale business in Westminster that was searched multiple times by law enforcement. An attorney representing Le declined to comment Monday. Over the course of six years, he transferred over $72 million to suppliers in Hong Kong and elsewhere in China to purchase and deliver unlicensed products, some bearing the trademarks of Apple, Samsung, HTC, T-Mobile, Verizon and other tech companies, according to court documents. Three shipments of knock-off cell phone parts addressed to EZ Elektronix were intercepted by federal agents in 2010 and 2011. ocregister.com

Nogales, AZ: CBP officers bust loads of meth and $16.5M in counterfeit merchandise
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its officers in Nogales made two recent busts involving millions of dollars worth of contraband. On July 6, Guadalupe Ramirez, director of field operations for CBP's Tucson Office posted to Twitter that Nogales-based officers had seized "numerous counterfeit goods" with an estimated retail value of $16.2 million. CBP public information officers were unable to provide any additional information on the bust, including the date it occurred and the type of merchandise that was seized. However, a photo attached to Ramirez's tweet showed an assortment of T-shirts, some bearing Mickey Mouse logos, laid out a table. nogalesinternational.com




C-Store - Pasco, WA - Burglary
C-Store - Chicago, IL - Burglary
C-Store - NYC, NY - Armed Robbery
CVS - Cedar Grove, NJ - Robbery
Cellphone - Queens, NY - Robbery
Dollar General - Euclid, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Marion, OH - Robbery
Gas Station - Richland County, SC - Armed Robbery
Guns - Peoria, IL - Burglary
Hardware - Albuquerque, NM - Armed Robbery
Pawn - Fayetteville, NC - Robbery
Restaurant - Madison, TN - Robbery (Hardee's)
Restaurant - St Louis, MO - Armed Robbery
Tobacco - Kootenai County, ID - Burglary
7-Eleven - Fort Myers, FL - Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 11 robberies
• 4 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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Albany, OR - posted July 14
As a Senior Assets Protection Operations Manager (SAPOM), you'll manage a multi-level team comprised of both exempt AP leaders and non-exempt AP Security Specialists responsible for the execution of Assets Protection routines and initiatives to support secure environments and protect Target's profitability...

Field Loss Prevention Manager
Chicago, IL - posted July 9
Manages and coordinates Loss Prevention and Safety Programs intended to protect Staples assets and ensure a safe work environment within Staples Retail locations. Conducts investigations in conjunction with Human resources involving Workplace violence and Ethics...

Asset Protection Coordinator
Rochester, NH - posted June 17
Preventing and deterring theft and limiting the loss of company assets in the stores through best-in-class service, healthy business partnerships, profit analysis, and investigations. Oversee and complete Asset Protection Department responsibilities including but not limited to internal theft investigations, external theft investigations, and physical security...

Asset Protection Coordinator
York, ME - posted June 17
Preventing and deterring theft and limiting the loss of company assets in the stores through best-in-class service, healthy business partnerships, profit analysis, and investigations. Oversee and complete Asset Protection Department responsibilities including but not limited to internal theft investigations, external theft investigations, and physical security...


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Dover, NH - posted June 17
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