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Summer 2024 Weekend Shooting Analysis
Crime & Violence in America's Big Cities

Tracking Big City Shootings, Killings & Injuries Throughout Summer 2024

300 Shootings - 96 Killed - 291 Injured in 15 Cities Over Last 3 Weekends
Shootings (down 23%), deaths (down 6%) & injuries (down 26%) so far from 2023

The D&D Daily's Big City Weekend Violence Study - Memorial Day to Labor Day

The Daily's annual study analyzes weekend shooting data in 15 major U.S. cities from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend 2024

Starting this past Memorial Day Weekend, the D&D Daily compiled and analyzed data from 15 major U.S. cities to get a snapshot of summer gun violence.

Over this past weekend, from June 7th through June 9th, there were 101 shootings recorded in these 15 big cities, resulting in 25 deaths and 106 injuries.

In total, over the past three weekends combined, these cities have recorded 300 shootings, resulting in 96 deaths and 291 injuries.

Compared to last summer at this time in the study, total shootings in these cities are down 23%, deaths are down 6%, and injuries are down 26%.

The D&D Daily will continue tracking this data throughout the summer to capture the weekend violence trend in our nation's big cities as warm weather typically brings about more crime and violence.

Click here to see the list of incidents per city throughout the summer.

Read more coverage about America's crime and violence surge in the section directly below

The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

ORC 'Dilemmas' of the Future: Are You Ready?
Organized retail crime syndicates are already contemplating what comes next. Shouldn’t retailers be doing the same?

NRF PROTECT: Futurist Nikolas Badminton on changing our mindset to change the world

Nikolas Badminton, chief futurist for, sees his role as igniting “new thinking.” He did that at NRF PROTECT by asking the crowd some big questions: What if the next decade or two brings a shift to stealing water, food, energy and medicine?

What if there’s a rise in vigilantism and non-organized retail crime activity, led by “normal folks” who are at or below the poverty line, or just don’t want to pay the rising prices?

“And what if our best course of action at that point is unclear?” he said. “Because our morals, and wanting to be good people in society, are really, really challenged at that point. Who’s going to put a mother in jail for taking baby formula? These are big dilemmas that are going to come up. Big dilemmas that I think we already face.”

Hope for a better world

Imagination is a potent skill, he said, one that we forget how to ignite. But we must push against the boundaries of what’s normal, as that’s what those against us are already doing.

There’s also a need for creating anticipation and the capability to expect unknown opportunities, threats and risks. And third, he said, we must deepen our empathy, not only for “the customers and the teams that we serve, but also an empathy for the people that we’re trying to fight — organized retail crime and beyond. How are they thinking? What are they doing? Why are they doing it?”

Signals of change

Changing a mindset involves several building blocks, beginning with scanning for signals of change. This might be, for example, technology, academic research or a cultural/societal shift. It could also be something like the COVID-19 pandemic. We can move forward to understand trends, and then future scenarios.

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Lawmakers Continue to Push 'Combating Organized Retail Crime Act'
"This is not your recreational shoplifting. This is organized crime, that is being run by sometimes, international criminal syndicates."

‘Not your recreational shoplifting’: Feds put more heat on organized retail theft
A bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Susie Lee would put the weight of the federal government behind efforts to prosecute criminals taking part in organized retail theft, the Las Vegas congresswoman announced Friday.

The proposed Bipartisan Combating Organized Retail Crime Act, targets individuals or groups involved in organized retail theft, with coordinated thefts of merchandise that can be resold at a lower price or returned to a store for refunds.

“The truth is that organized retail crime hurts every Southern Nevadan, from small business owners, to consumers, to taxpayers,” Lee said. “Let’s face it: This is not your recreational shoplifting. This is organized crime, that is being run by sometimes, international criminal syndicates.”

Lee noted that the proceeds from organized retail theft fund their criminal enterprises like human trafficking and drug smuggling.

Bryan Wachter, senior vice president of Retail Association of Nevada, noted that this type of crime “doesn’t have a ZIP code” and represents a safety issues for retail employees.

One challenge in addressing organized retail crime is determining its scope. In a Brennan Center for Justice article, Ames Grawert and Ram Subramanian write that data on the prevalence of organized retail theft is often unreliable due to how its legal definition varies across municipalities.

Nevada has passed its own law on organized retail theft and Lee hopes to pass the Bipartisan Combating Organized Retail Crime Act before the general election in November.

RELATED: Nevada rep, retail leaders say more needs to be done to curb costly theft

'Lego Larceny' Becomes Nationwide Problem
'I might be supporting a crime ring': Calif.'s black market Lego problem

Thieves are targeting big-box retailers and small businesses alike, making off with tons of Lego bricks for a thriving black market

One eye-opening string of thefts has flown somewhat under the radar in Southern California so far. It seems that some smaller, specialized crews have quietly — and systematically — been targeting a series of retailers from Whittier to Irvine, making off with familiar toys that have become coveted goods: Lego bricks.

The spate of Lego thefts isn’t just relegated to Southern California, either: Different theft rings have stolen Lego bricks from retailers in Pennsylvania and Las Vegas, leading “Inside Edition” to dub it “Lego Larceny.”

To average consumers, the toys might seem like an unusual thing to target, but Lego minifigures and sets can go for hundreds or thousands of dollars. While the secondary market for Lego sets isn’t exactly new, these newer retail thefts seem to have a different flavor to them, Reddit user Mescad, a moderator of the 1.6 million-strong online fan community r/Lego, told SFGATE.

“Twenty years ago, the biggest concern when buying Lego from a third party online was that someone might be lying about the condition of the spare parts you were buying,” Mescad wrote over email. “Today, I worry that every good deal I find might be supporting a crime ring somewhere. Retail theft has always been common, but it wasn’t something that we worried about at the fan level before.”

A confluence of factors — including the surging popularity of the Lego brand among adults — has contributed to a thriving black market in recent years, one that seems to spur people to steal Lego en masse from big box stores and mom-and-pops alike

Theft Becomes Presidential Campaign Issue
Trump said mobs of crowds are stealing large appliances from department stores en masse

Trump claims mobs of 500 people are raiding stores to steal air conditioners
Former President Trump escalated his claims about rampant crime during a campaign stop Friday, alleging without proof that mobs of crowds are stealing large appliances from department stores en masse without action from law enforcement.

“You go to some of these department stores, 500 people walk into the stores, they walk out with air conditioners — they strip the whole store,” Trump said in a nearly hourlong, off-the-cuff address to Turning Point Action in Arizona while railing against the Biden administration’s policies. “The company goes out of business, the store is vacant for 25 years. The whole city becomes a slum.”

When The Hill asked the Trump campaign for further information on his remarks in Arizona, a spokesperson directed the outlet to news reports of residential HVAC thefts and reports of “pack theft” sprees that have hit cities.

It’s not the first time the former president has cited massive waves of unchecked large appliance thefts from department stores.

He alleged that “gangs of hundreds of young” people regularly “attack” department stores and walk out with “big stuff” like refrigerators and air conditioners, during the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Indianapolis last year.

“As an example, when you see these gangs of hundreds of young, usually young people go and attack a department store, department stores in San Francisco and Los Angeles and Chicago, and they run in by the hundreds and they’re running out carrying refrigerators and carrying air conditioners and big stuff,” he said.

Such “pack thefts” as Trump often describes have been associated with smaller but organized crimes targeting pricy cosmetics, designer clothes and other luxury items.

Bipartisan Retail Theft Bills Under Attack in Calif.
California Democrats threaten to repeal retail theft bills over Prop. 47 changes, angering GOP
California Democrats are facing blowback from Republicans over amendments to a package of retail theft bills that would void them if voters approve a ballot measure changing portions of Proposition 47.

Assembly Republican leader James Gallagher of Yuba City and Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones of San Diego on Thursday sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas, D-Hollister, and Senate President Pro Tem Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, saying the amendments “threaten to do grave damage to the bipartisan progress we have made with the retail theft package.

“The poison pill amendments — specifically, an urgency clause and the automatic repeal of retail theft bills should voters adopt the (ballot) initiative — undermine these efforts,” the letter said. “These amendments set a dangerous precedent, forcing our constituents into a false choice between legislative reforms and necessary modifications to Proposition 47.”

Republicans are angry about amendments Democrats want to add to some bills that would cause them to take effect immediately after Gov. Gavin Newsom signs them and would repeal them if voters approve the ballot measure in November.

It’s unclear whether Republican influence will do much damage to the measures in a Legislature with a Democratic supermajority. But it shows ballot measure backers may be concerned about whether the bill package could affect support for their initiative.

Nick Miller, a Rivas spokesman, said leaders don’t plan to add the repeal amendments to all the bills. For example, they wouldn’t amend Assembly Bill 1972 from Assemblyman Juan Alanis, R-Modesto, which expands the regional property crimes task force to include cargo theft.

'Effective Prosecution' is Key to Fighting ORC
In Our View: Law enforcement fighting organized retail theft
As retailers add security measures — personnel and cameras — and law enforcement increasingly spends resources to deal with retail theft, the sense of safety in our communities is eroded. As organized theft rings increase in their number and brazenness, they often expand into other crimes. And as retail outlets close, with blame pointed at an epidemic of shoplifting, consumers are left with fewer choices.

In generations past, shoplifting was thought to be the province of minor thugs and delinquents. Now it is big business, with organized theft rings systematically targeting retailers and fencing items for big profits. Online selling has made it easier to find buyers for stolen items, and retailers and law enforcement agencies reported a large spike in thefts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2022, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the formation of an Organized Retail Crime Theft Task Force. The goal is to increase coordination between law enforcement agencies by targeting theft organizations that can extend across multiple jurisdictions. At least nine other states have established similar organizations.

Funding for Washington’s 10-person unit became available in July 2023, and its first prosecution was announced in November. “Our new unit is hitting the ground running and pursuing cases as we hire our team,” Ferguson said. “This is the first of what we hope will be many cases bringing accountability to this significant and growing problem.”

Effective prosecution is essential to protecting retailers and consumers. So are laws that distinguish between petty thieves and coordinated criminal organizations. So is adequate funding for what can be complex investigations. Washington law (RCW 9A.56.350) defines “organized retail theft” but could use an update to reflect modern realities.

In the meantime, local law enforcement is doing its best to confront a costly issue.

Violent Crime is Down, But Americans Don't Believe It
Why aren't Americans willing to believe good news about crime?
The best data we have available shows that violent crime in the United States has declined significantly over the past couple of years. But ask the average American and they’ll confidently tell you that it’s actually going up.

According to the FBI’s preliminary analysis, crimes like murder, rape and assault fell in 2023 at what could prove to be a record pace, erasing a pandemic-era spike in violent crimes and bringing the national rates near the lowest levels ever recorded. The rate of property crimes like burglary and theft has also declined.

In survey after survey, though, Americans consistently say they believe crime is increasing. In a poll taken late last year, 77% of people said crime is getting worse, and two-thirds said crime is an extremely or very serious problem. The last time Americans were so pessimistic about crime was in the early 1990s, when the violent crime rate was more than double what it is today.

This gap between perception and reality has real-world impacts. The campaign to enact police and criminal justice reform gained major momentum in the wake of the nationwide protest movement following George Floyd’s murder in 2020. But it has largely stalled — and in some cases been rolled back — as members of both parties have returned to promoting “tough on crime” policies.

Part of the disconnect appears to come down to human nature. We tend to put more weight on negative events, whether we experience them personally or simply hear about them, much more than times when everything goes well. Gallup has been polling on perceptions of crime for 25 years, and almost every year a majority of people say it’s going up, even though the actual crime rate has been cut by more than half over that same period.

Experts say there are also plenty of cultural forces that feed our predispositions on crime. Watching the news or using social media, which frequently focuses on out-of-context acts of individual violence, can make crime seem much more prominent than it really is. Politics plays a major role as well.

Will Mexico's New President Worsen Crime Problem?
And how will it impact the United States?

Mexico’s election: A victory for organised crime

Under Claudia Sheinbaum’s presidency, organised crime will likely be calling the shots.

While the United States prefers to categorically blame Mexico’s violence on drug cartels and end the discussion there, the truth of the matter is that the US itself plays an outsize role in maintaining the violent landscape south of the border. For one thing, the simultaneous demand for and criminalisation of drugs in the US is what spawned the whole cartel business in the first place.

Add to that the US demand for undocumented labour and criminalisation of migration, on which front AMLO has been only too eager to do the gringos’ dirty work – a pattern Sheinbaum will no doubt continue.

As Mexico now prepares for a new administration, it is safe to assume that violence, official corruption, and impunity will remain the name of the game. A woman may have won the Mexican election, but the real winner is organised crime – in every sense of the term.

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Demand for Retail Space Outstrips Supply for 1st Time in 2 Decades
NY Times: What Retail Apocalypse? Shopping Centers Are Making a Comeback.

Vacancy is the lowest it has been in two decades, at 5.4 percent, according to a recent report. The properties are thriving even as retailers like Macy’s and Express shutter many stores.

Shopping center landlords have found themselves in a wholly unfamiliar position: For the first time in 20 years, demand for retail space outstrips supply.

That demand has soared recently and, after years of muted construction and a purge of weak-performing properties, met a retail market with less available space. Properties that survived the purge signed up tenants that would draw more shoppers and give them more reason to linger. That meant more restaurants and venues that promote recreational experiences, like ax throwing and, more recently, pickleball. It also meant less space for traditional retailers that weren’t performing as well, like bookstores and apparel brands.

Because of those moves, “there’s not as much redundancy from tenants, and landlords are creating much more robust tenant mixes,” said Barrie Scardina, president of Americas retail services, agency leasing and alliances for Cushman & Wakefield, a real estate firm. “We are seeing some of the most productive occupancy recorded in the last 10 years.”

Shopping center vacancy is the lowest it has been in two decades, at 5.4 percent, Cushman & Wakefield said in a recent report, and the edge in lease negotiations has shifted from tenants back to landlords.

DEI is Here to Stay - Despite Criticism
72% of C-Suite and Human Resources leaders plan to increase DEI commitment

Business Leaders Continue to Support DEI Initiatives Despite Year of Attacks

Bridge Partners' Second Annual Inclusion Barometer highlights the continued positive impact and commitment to DEI programs in Corporate America.

In the second annual Inclusion Barometer, released today by executive search firm Bridge Partners, business leaders show a continued commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Despite a year filled with attacks and criticisms of DEI programs from some well-known business and civic leaders including Bill Ackman, Elon Musk, and Senator Tom Cotton, 72% of C-Suite and Human Resources leaders in Corporate America plan to increase their commitment to DEI within the next two years, while only 4% plan to cut back or eliminate their programs.

94% believe DEI is important for its positive impact on recruiting, hiring, and retention.

"It's encouraging to see that, despite the near-constant attacks on DEI programs in the last year, business leaders are still focused on the facts — that diverse teams, equitable hiring processes, and inclusive cultures are all valuable drivers of stronger organizations."

The study makes clear that, despite some positive news, there remain key challenges and needs around DEI, particularly at the leadership level. Less than half of respondents (46%) believe their executive team fully reflects the diversity of their employee and customer base, while roughly one in four executives believes DEI programs are one-sided, biased, and potentially a fad that will go away.

AI's Impact on Brands & Human Connection
Will AI Impede Brand Connections?
A global survey from Interpublic’s Momentum Worldwide found that 70% of consumers worry human connections will be lost as AI continues to grow and are looking for brands to help them connect socially.

Momentum’s past research found consumers’ priorities around experiences have shifted from social currency in 2014 as Instagram was taking off to a sense of optimism in 2019, but the pandemic, political unrest, climate change, economic instability, and other factors have driven an increasing desire for genuine human interaction.

Connection is now the priority,” Momentum said in the executive summary of the study. “We’re not looking for brand experiences that are just for bragging or showing off. Consumers want brand experiences that connect them with others. That bring them closer together. That celebrate being human.”

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The Growing Impact of the Ransomware 'Endemic'
Cyber insurance isn’t the answer for ransom payments
Ransomware remains an ongoing threat for organizations and is the largest single cause of IT outages and downtime as 41% of data is compromised during a cyberattack, according to Veeam.

Ransomware is endemic, impacting 3 out of 4 organizations in 2023. AI is now enabling the creation of smarter, more advanced security, but it’s also facilitating growth in the volume of sophistication of attacks,” said Dave Russell, SVP, Head of Strategy at Veeam.

“Our report delivers a clear message: ransomware attacks will continue, be more severe than predicted, and the overall impact will cost organizations more than they expect. Organizations must take action to ensure cyber resiliency and acknowledge that rapid, clean recovery matters most,” added Russell.

Cyberattacks stress IT and security teams

Cyberattacks naturally affect an organization’s financial stability, but just as significant is the toll it has on teams and individuals. When a cyberattack strikes, 45% of respondents reported heightened pressure on IT and security teams. Additionally, 26% experienced a loss of productivity, while 25% encountered disruptions to internal or customer-related services.

The report shows that the human impact of cyberattacks cannot be overstated. 45% of surveyed individuals cited increased workload post-attack, while 40% reported heightened stress levels and other personal challenges that are difficult to mitigate on ‘normal’ days. These challenges, coupled with existing organizational struggles, further underscore the importance of effective cyber defense strategies.

Despite increased focus on cyber-preparedness, organizations still face a misalignment between their backup and cyber teams. For the third consecutive year, 63% of organizations find their backup and cyber teams lacking synchronization. Adding to the misalignment challenges in organizations, 61% of security professionals and 75% of backup admins believe that the teams need either ‘significant improvement’ or that a complete system overhaul is required.

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Microsoft's Latest 'Serious Misstep' on Security
Windows Recall will be opt-in and the data more secure, Microsoft says
The insistent public complaints and proof-of-concept tools have have borne fruit: Microsoft has realized that the security of its recently previewed Windows Recall feature leaves much to be desired, and has announced important changes.

Windows Recall, a feature that allows the OS to take screenshots of the computer’s screen every few seconds, has captured the focus of negative public attention almost immediately, as security professionals tested it and very vocally pointed out its potential security pitfalls.

The changes are welcome, to be sure, but the question remains: how could a company that has recently announced it would be making security the top priority make such a serious misstep?

“There are obviously serious governance and security failures at Microsoft around how this played out that need to be investigated, and suggests they are not serious about AI safety,” security researcher Kevin Beaumont noted.

He also pointed out that the effectiveness of the changes will have to be verified.

“Microsoft needs to commit to not trying to sneak users to enable [Recall] in the future, and it needs turning off by default in Group Policy and Intune for enterprise orgs,” he concluded.

751K People Exposed
Frontier Communications says cyberattack snagged data from 751,000 people

The breach notifications come almost two months after the company initially disclosed the April attack.

Frontier Communications said an April cyberattack exposed the personal data of more than 751,000 people, in a disclosure with the Maine Attorney General.

Frontier previously said a suspected cybercrime group was behind the attack and noted the attack led to a disruption of its operations, which could be deemed to be material, according to the April filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Frontier said it detected the attack on April 14 and contained the damage from the incident, which impacted its IT network.

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Layoffs, Abusive Calls, and AI Fears
Inside the front lines of Amazon’s ‘customer obsession’ promise
At Amazon, tens of thousands of workers across the company have been let go since the fall of 2022, a business practice that some insiders say has become more common since Andy Jassy replaced Jeff Bezos as CEO.

For Amazon’s customer service ranks—the frontline staff at a nearly $2 trillion business that proudly markets itself as “customer-obsessed”—the layoffs carry a special significance. At a time when remote work and cost-cutting have upended established work patterns, and with the first wave of generative AI threatening to reshape the very nature of many professions, the plight of Amazon’s customer service managers offers what could be a preview of broader changes coming to corporate workforces around the world.

Already, the question of what comes next for this division at Amazon is dominating side conversations and text threads between Amazon employees in call centers and virtual offices from the U.S. to Costa Rica to India. Will Amazon continue to outsource even more customer interactions to third-party firms? Are current employees unknowingly training an AI replacement under the guise of a new software tool that management is forcing them to use? How far off is complete automation of their roles?

Fortune spoke to a dozen Amazon customer service employees and managers, all of whom requested anonymity either because Amazon policies prohibit them from speaking to the press without permission or because they don’t want to risk losing out on severance that the company is offering them. Throughout the conversations, one common theme emerged: The workers believe the future of their work is more tenuous than it was yesterday and more difficult than ever before.

In a statement, Callahan said that the opinions and anecdotes of the 12 employees who spoke to Fortune “do not match the data” that Amazon gleans from the thousands of customer service employees it regularly surveys. “Overall, the majority of our frontline customer service employees report having high job satisfaction, and in fact, it is up this year versus last,” she said.

Global Amazon Warehouses Facing More Criticism
Amazon warehouse workers complain of harsh conditions
Amazon workers in India are facing distressing conditions inside warehouses amidst a severe ongoing heatwave that has sent temperatures reaching up to 50°C (122°F) in some areas. Thousands of workers across Amazon warehouses in the country are demanding better working conditions.

Manju Goel, leader of the association in Haryana’s Manesar, said there was no ventilation or cooling, making conditions unbearable. She said the roughly 2,000 workers in her warehouse face oppressive conditions every day, standing for 10 hours straight with no seating for a meagre monthly salary of around ₹10,000 rupees.

We cannot go to the washroom for hours at end and the break rooms are very small which cannot contain so many workers, it gets unbearable especially in the heat,” Goel said.

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Palm Beach, FL: Worth Ave. Jewelry store owner arrested, $2 million in counterfeit goods seized
A business owner is accused of selling counterfeit designer items worth over $1 million at her clothing and jewelry stores. According to the Palm Beach Police Department Olena Austin, 51, was booked on counts of selling or offering for sale counterfeit goods or services for more than $20,000. The investigation into her business began on October 31, 2023, after the Palm Beach Police Department's Organized Crime, Vice and Narcotics Unit received information from the FBI about counterfeit items being sold from her store 'Blesk Jewelry.' According to the arrest affidavit against Austin, 'Blesk Jewelry' has two locations in Palm Beach at 350 S County Road, Suite 103, and 313 Worth Ave, Suite Be. On Thursday evening a search warrant was issued at both of her businesses where officers seized approximately 800 items that had a fraudulent retail value of over $2 million. Police say she was selling counterfeit designer items from Chanel, Rolex, Pucci, Van Cleef & Arples, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany and Bottega Veneta.

Los Angeles, CA: Update: Two arrested, including 71-year-old man, for allegedly stealing almost 3,000 boxes of LEGOs
Two people have been charged in connection to a Southern California LEGO theft ring bust after authorities seized nearly 3,000 boxes of stolen LEGO toys. The Los Angeles Police Department first got wind of the theft ring in December, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release. Someone contacted authorities about a series of robberies from a store on North Gaffey Street in San Pedro. Loss prevention staff pointed out a woman, Blanca Gudino, to police in December in relation to the case, then on Tuesday LAPD members saw the same woman steal items from the same business’ Torrance and Lakewood locations, LAPD said. Authorities claim she took the stolen LEGO toys to a man named Richard Siegel, who lives in Long Beach. It was not immediately clear who is representing the pair in court. Police secured a search warrant on Wednesday and searched the man’s home, where they found over 2,800 boxes of LEGO toys ranging from $20 to over $1,000. While at the scene, investigators saw people show up to buy the toys. They’d seen advertisements Siegel posted online. Police said Gudino was charged with grand theft and online records show she is being held on a $20,000 bond. Siegel was charged with organized retail theft and has been released, online records show. Authorities said LAPD’s Commercial Crimes Division, Organized Retail Theft Unit and the store’s loss prevention personnel were part of the bust.

Chambersburg, PA: Police Seek Information on Suspect in $2000 Felony Retail Theft
The Chambersburg Police Department has issued a warrant for Malik Demencio Lewis, 27, in connection with a series of retail thefts. According to police reports, Lewis is accused of stealing over $2,000 worth of merchandise from CVS and Weis markets located on Wayne Ave, Chambersburg. Litchfield, CT: $1400 in merchandise stolen from Walgreens. The Connecticut State Police are urging members of the community to come forward and provide any information that could be helpful in identifying the two suspects pictured above. Authorities from Connecticut State Police Troop L in Litchfield sent out their call for help on Thursday, June 6th 2024 on their official Facebook page.

Guelph, ON, Canada: $200K in merchandise stolen from downtown store
Just before 5:00pm on Friday May 24th 2024, a robbery occurred at business located in the downtown core of Guelph. Three males entered a jewellery store armed with hammers. The display cases were smashed, and $200,000 worth of merchandise was stolen. The suspects left the scene in a black Honda CRV.






Shootings & Deaths

Milwaukee, WI: Update: Shooting outside Milwaukee C-store, man charged with homicide
Milwaukee man is charged with first-degree intentional homicide after a fatal shooting outside a convenience store in May. Prosecutors also charged 46-year-old William Baskin Jr. with possession of a firearm by a felon. Baskin has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday, June 11. According to a criminal complaint, the shooting happened near 16th and Locust around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Police found the victim lying on the sidewalk in front of a convenience store with an apparent gunshot wound. Despite life-saving attempts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The complaint states police were able to get video from the convenience store. The video showed the shooting taking place under an awning that blocked the camera's view, but the shooter was seen walking to and from the shooting site in the seconds before and after the shooting, per the complaint.

Sacramento, CA: Man killed in 7-Eleven parking lot in Arden Arcade in possible drive-by shooting
A man died after being shot at a 7-Eleven parking lot overnight, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting took place in the 1300 block of Fulton Avenue at Hurley Way, the sheriff’s office said Sunday morning. The sheriff’s office did not share possible suspect information.

Oakland, CA: Update: Security Guard Dies From Gunshot Sustained During Oakland TV Crew Robbery
A security guard who was protecting a TV crew before being shot has died. The guard, a retired police officer, was hired to protect KRON4 reporters at the scene of an armed robbery. He was attacked when one of 12 robbers tried to take the crew’s cameras. Kevin Nishita was a father of two and grandfather of three. He was shot in the lower abdomen and was rushed to the hospital for surgery, but died Saturday morning.

Miami, FL: Uber Delivery Driver Fatally Shot During Armed Robbery at Opa-locka Apartment Complex
Tragedy struck an Opa-locka apartment complex on Saturday morning when an Uber delivery driver was fatally shot during an armed robbery, marking another instance of violence that has left the local community shaken and seeking answers. According to NBC Miami, the victim was delivering food when confronted by an armed suspect with the altercation ending in gunfire; the wounded man was subsequently rushed to the hospital but did not survive.

Omaha, NE: Police arrest man in connection with Saturday afternoon shooting in northwest Omaha
One person was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition following a shooting in Omaha on Saturday afternoon. The incident happened a just before 4 p.m. at the 402 Smoke Shop in the area of 108th and Emmet streets. Police said the shooting is not being investigated as a robbery. OPD said Traveion Green, 21, shot the victim Patrick Strong-Kellogg, 18, multiple times. According to investigators, it appeared Green and Strong-Kellogg were customers at the store, and it's believed they knew each other. OPD said they believe a disagreement led to the shooting.

Chicago, IL: 2 Shot At Taco Bell Cantina In The Loop
Two men were wounded early Saturday after shots were fired into a Taco Bell Cantina in the Loop, according to police. Around 12:20 a.m. Saturday, a 31-year-old man and a 40-year-old man were inside the Taco Bell Cantina at 178 N. Wabash Ave. when another man opened fire into the restaurant from outside, according to police and media reports. The 31-year old man was shot in his leg and the 40-year old man suffered a wound to his shoulder, police said. They were both taken to Northwestern Hospital and listed in good condition.

Orlando, FL: Police investigating shooting at Orlando 7-Eleven
Orlando Police are investigating a shooting at a 7-Eleven store on East Colonial Drive. Investigators were at the scene since around 2:45 Sunday morning. Orlando Police said one person was shot and taken to the hospital. The store, parking lot, and gas stations were closed off with police tape as cops searched through the area for evidence.

Dallas, TX: police searching for two suspects in C-Store shooting


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Brooklyn, NY: Worker, customer taken hostage during attempted robbery inside Brooklyn money transfer store
A worker and a customer were taken hostage during an attempted robbery inside a money transfer store in Brooklyn, police said. Investigators said a man walked into the Darwin money transfer store at Irving Ave and Linden Street in Bushwick around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday. He acted like he was going to conduct a transaction, but then he announced the robbery, police said. There were two workers and one customer in the facility. One of the employees was able to escape and they were able to call 911. When the officers responded, they saw that the door to the premises was barricaded with multiple chairs and called for assistance. Hostage negotiators started to dialogue with the man out a window. During the negotiations, he pointed a firearm out the window at members of emergency service and on the head of one of the hostages inside, police said. After more than 2 hours, the man surrendered to police. They recovered a firearm, which turned out to be a fake.

Los Angeles, CA: Terrifying armed robbery caught on camera at downtown Los Angeles jewelry store
A terrifying armed robbery was caught on camera at a downtown Los Angeles jewelry store. The video shows three armed robbers, wearing masks and hoodies, first subdue a security guard and then ransack the store, making off with an estimated half-million dollars' worth of jewelry. The store's owner tried to fight back and didn't flinch when a gun was pointed directly at him. Ultimately no one was seriously injured, but a week later the owners and employees of Hill Street Jewelry are still shaken and left to cope with a major financial loss.

Paris, France: Thieves ram-raid Chanel store in Paris
Several thieves used a car early Monday morning to ram-raid a Chanel store near the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris before setting it on fire and fleeing in another vehicle, a police source said. The smash-and-grab took place at around 5:15 am on Avenue Montaigne, according to the police source, who added that the extent of the damage had yet to be determined. "The individuals used a first vehicle to enter the establishment, smashing the window, before fleeing in a second vehicle, taking some of the shop's merchandise with them," the source added.

Rome, Italy: Jewelry theft in Rome sees over 500,000 euros taken
In a stunning robbery in Rome, an unidentified group of thieves stole over half a million euros worth of valuable gems. These bandits broke into a fashionable Bulgari store on Via Condotti, a prime shopping area near the Spanish Steps. The burglary occurred through a hidden entrance; it could have been through a neighboring building or the sewage system. The alarm was set off around midnight, but the culprits escaped before the police arrived.

Boynton Beach, FL: Suspect accused of switching price tags to underpay at Target self-checkouts

Atlanta, GA: Fire at Goodwill store in Midtown Atlanta; heavy smoke damage



Beauty – Albuquerque, NM – Burglary
C-Store – Orlando, FL – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Salt Lake City, UT – Robbery
C-Store – Wilmington, DE – Armed Robbery
Cellphone – Solver Spring, MD – Burglary
Dollar – Atlanta, GA – Robbery
Jewelry – Los Angeles, CA – Armed Robbery
Jewelry – Marysville, OH - Robbery
Liquor – Memphis, TN – Burglary
Liquor – Memphis, TN – Burglary
Liquor – Memphis, TN – Burglary
Money – Brooklyn, NY – Armed Robbery
Pharmacy -Litchfield, CT - Robbery
Restaurant – Chicago, IL – Burglary
Restaurant – Chicago, IL – Burglary
Target – Boynton Beach, FL – Robbery                                                                                                                                       

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


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