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Uber CISO: 'No justification' for covering up data breach
Senator calls Uber's response to 2016 breach 'legally reprehensible'
Company Paid Hackers $100K to Destroy Stolen Data on 57M people, Keep Quiet

A senior US lawmaker Tuesday slammed ride-hailing giant Uber for not promptly disclosing a November 2016 breach that exposed personal data on 57 million people, choosing instead to pay $100,000 to keep the two perpetrators of the theft silent.

At a hearing before the Senate Committee for Commerce, Science & Transportation, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) described Uber's action as "morally wrong and legally reprehensible."

Uber's payoff violated not only the law but also the norm of what should be expected in such situations, Blumenthal said. "Drivers and riders were not informed and neither was law enforcement. In fact, it was almost a form of obstruction of justice."

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi last November disclosed that the company had a year ago quietly paid two hackers $100,000 to destroy data they had stolen from a cloud storage location. The compromised data included names and driver's license information for some 600,000 Uber drivers in the US, and also the names, email addresses, and cellphone numbers of some 57 million Uber riders and drivers worldwide in total.

Khosrowshahi claimed he learned of the data breach and the payoff only just prior to disclosing it and vowed to make changes to ensure the same lapse would not happen again. He also disclosed that Uber had fired CISO Joe Sullivan and another executive who had led the response to the breach.

John Flynn, Uber's chief information security officer, told Congress on Tuesday that there was "no justification" for the company covering up the massive 2016 data breach. But he claimed the primary goal in paying the intruders was to protect the stolen data.

"I think we made a misstep in not reporting to consumers, and I think we made a misstep in not reporting to law enforcement," Flynn told a Senate panel. darkreading.com thehill.com

Stealing Trade Secrets
Former Uber CEO Testifies in High-Tech Heist Case

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took the witness stand Tuesday, offering his initial response to allegations that he cooked up a scheme to steal self-driving car technology from Google.

Kalanick's testimony centered on his dealings with Anthony Levandowski, a former star engineer at Google who left its robotic-vehicle project in January 2016. Levandowski subsequently launched a robotic-truck startup called Otto that Uber bought a few months later for $680 million.

Waymo, a spinoff company that inherited Google's autonomous car project, sued Uber almost a year ago, charging it with the theft of Google technology. Among other things, Waymo alleges that Kalanick and Levandowski conspired to use Otto as a storehouse of Google's trade secrets in order to give them to Uber. nbcwashington.com

Uber says hackers behind 2016 data breach were in Canada, Florida

Announcing January's LPC and LPQ professionals!
The Loss Prevention Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC):

Adam Acosta, LPC - T.J. Maxx
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Green Bay, WI: Green Bay Police are thinking outside the box to fight retail theft
On the Green Bay Police Department's Facebook page, pictures of retail theft offenders - each charged multiple times for a crime police hope one day to eliminate.

"Retail theft is our biggest crime problem in the city of Green Bay and as a department we need to work with our community to deter and stop any retail theft from occurring," said Capt. Kevin Warych.

For Green Bay police - that means getting creative. Like business meetings to discuss crime prevention, or placing cutouts of Chief Andrew Smith in retail stores, or posting the faces of 41 people charged with four counts or more of retail theft - on the department's Facebook page. wearegreenbay.com

Oklahoma City, OK: Bill that adjusts penalties for low-level property crimes passes House; Will help reduce Female Incarceration Rate
Another criminal justice reform measure is headed to the Oklahoma Senate after being approved on the House floor. House Bill 2281 would adjust the penalties for 21 low-level property offenses like larceny, forgery and other 'paper crimes.' The author of the bill, Rep. Terry O'Donnell, claims the bill will help reduce the state's female incarceration rate, which is the highest in the nation.

House Bill 2281 creates a tiered penalty structure for property offenses based on value:
● For crimes totaling $1,000 or less, the penalty would be up to one year in prison.
● For crimes totaling $1,000 to $2,500, the penalty would be up to two years in prison.
● For crimes totaling $2,500 to $15,000, the penalty would be up to five years in prison.
● For crimes exceeding $15,000, the penalty would be up to eight years in prison.

It would also create sentence enhancements for organized retail theft and repeat offenders. It allows multiple thefts that take place in separate incidents to be aggregated to reach the felony threshold. kfor.com

Britain's biggest retailer Tesco faces record $5.6 billion equal pay claim
Supermarket group Tesco is facing a potential bill of up to 4 billion pounds ($5.6 billion) in a record equal pay claim involving mainly women workers at its British stores, according to the law firm pursuing the case.

If the claim is successful it could have huge implications for British industry. However, it is likely to be bogged down in the courts for years.

Tesco is Britain's biggest retailer and its largest private sector employer with more than 310,000 staff.

Law firm Leigh Day said on Wednesday the mainly male employees in Tesco's distribution centers were paid considerably more than its largely female store workers.

The law firm is also working on claims against supermarket rivals Asda, the British arm of Walmart, and Sainsbury's, which date back to 2012 and 2015 respectively.

Lululemon CEO left in part because of relationship
with female designer at the company

Lululemon Athletica CEO Laurent Potdevin had a multi-year relationship with a female designer at the company he oversaw, and this was one of the issues that contributed to his departure, sources familiar with the situation tell CNBC.

The employee in the relationship with Potdevin resigned in 2014, after the relationship had begun. Lululemon later brought her back to work on discrete company projects as a contractor. In January 2018, it did not renew her contract. CNBC is not identifying the employee to protect her privacy.

The sportswear retailer on Monday announced Potdevin's resignation, saying he "fell short of ... standards of conduct" to respect employees and show integrity. Sources previously told CNBC that it was not one particular action that led to the resignation. cnbc.com

Quiksilver parent Boardriders announces new leadership after CEO is lost at sea
Boardriders Inc., which holds the Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Shoes brands, announced Tuesday that its chief turnaround officer, David Tanner, has been appointed chief executive of the sportswear company earlier than planned. He replaces Pierre Agnes, who was lost at sea last week.

Agnes, 54, went fishing Jan. 30 on a small boat off the coast of southwest France, where he lived. The area is known for intense waves, and Agnes had noted the fog that morning. His boat was found washed ashore, overturned and empty. French authorities deployed boats and helicopters to search for him, but they called off the search the next day. latimes.com

As Society Shifts, So Too Does Risk Management
At first blush, it would be easy to say that risk management is nothing new to food retail. However, as technology evolves so does the risk management solutions available to supermarkets. Here are some risk management points to consider:

● Argo Insurance estimates slip-and-fall incidents affect 25,000 people per day, costing companies $30 billion per year.

● Disruption in the retailer supply chain due to hurricanes, fires, floods and debilitating weather events create a chain effect from property damage to spoiled food.

● The ubiquitous use of social media as a way to deliver messages has also given rise to an immediate feedback loop. Whether it is a food contamination situation or simply an angry customer, negative public relations can do severe damage to a brand's reputation.

● Active shooter incidents have reached food retailers as well. According to the FBI, supermarkets and super centers have been the scene of 10 such incidents over the last decade. fmi.org

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Toys R Us begins liquidation sales ahead of store closings
Bankrupt Toys R Us has received court approval to move forward with its plans to shutter about 180 stores, under both the Toys R Us and Babies R Us banners, across the U.S.

The liquidation sales at those locations are beginning as soon as Wednesday, the company said. Discounts on items will be as much as 30 percent off, to start. Closures are also set to begin this month and run through mid-April of this year.

As Toys R Us restructures its assets, the company will also refresh a number of existing locations to be co-branded as Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores. cnbc.com

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Facial Recognition in Retail:
"Attention all Shoppers: We Already Know Everything about You"

Retailers are increasingly utilizing advanced technologies such as facial recognition, biometric sensors, and smart-phone tracking in an attempt to compete with online retailers and beat the slouching trends of declining brick and mortar stores. Though these technologies have been around for years, their growing presence in the retail environment, and their increasing sophistication, has triggered a debate between those who value a tailored, efficient, and sometimes discounted shopping experience, and those who think their physical attributes and shopping habits are just that: theirs. And while struggling retailers may be tempted to utilize any technology that helps increase the bottom line, they should be mindful of not only privacy and data protection concerns, but a distaste from shoppers for what is sometimes perceived as an intrusion. lexology.com

"Data is the New Oil"
What the Pilot Flying J fraud trial has taught us about 'weaponized data'

One of the things that the Pilot Flying J fraud trial's testimony and filings have brought out into the light of day is the remarkable extent to which the trucking industry has weaponized data. Many medium- and small-sized carriers found it too difficult to replicate Pilot's math if their rebate came in lower than expected, so they simply trusted in Pilot Flying J's honesty. Pilot's direct sales division would experiment with a specific customer by slightly cutting its rebate, and if Pilot heard no protests in return, the truckstop chain squeezed the customer even further, sometimes raising the 'pumping fee' to four times what it should have been.

This is what we mean by 'weaponized data' - Pilot Flying J used its superior data resources to identify holes in its customers' information and exploit them. "Some of 'em don't even know what a spreadsheet is," as Brian Mosher, Pilot director of national sales, phrased it to a group of sales reps at a training session. The American trucking industry is highly fragmented, meaning that even the top 100 carriers account for only a small fraction of total capacity on the market. Due to trucking's fragmentation, the adoption of new technologies and the distribution of technological resources, including computing hardware, software licenses, and data professionals, has been very uneven.

One of our mantras at FreightWaves comes from an article that appeared in The Economist: "the world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data," or in shorthand, "data is the new oil."

Pilot found out that their real advantage wasn't in using the massive size of their network to squeeze their customers in the negotiation stage - the truckstop chain's real advantage was in navigating the complex, index-based pricing data after the contract had been signed. Pilot figured out that it didn't matter what the contract said if the other party didn't have the data chops to verify Pilot's performance. freightwaves.com

2017 Smashed World's Records for Most Data Breaches, Exposed Information
It was a record-breaking year for the numbers of publicly reported data breaches and exposed records in 2017 worldwide: a total of 5,207 breaches and 7.89 billion information records compromised.

While hacking remained the No. 1 method used in data breaches last year (55.8%), for the first time it wasn't the top cause of exposed data records: 68.7% of exposed records came at the hands of unintentional Web-borne exposure due to accidental leaking online and misconfigured services and portals.

Some 5.4 billion records were exposed this way, even though that was via just 5% of all reported breaches. Data breaches due to hacks accounted for 2.3 billion records. darkreading.com

With expansive security risks targeting businesses,
companies pay premium for tailored cyber insurance

Companies are beginning to purchase more tailored cyber insurance policies in an effort to receive coverage from nuanced cyber risks, such as the potential compromise of personally identifiable information, data loss or physical risks associated with cyberthreats, according to Laura Foggan, partner at Crowell & Moring, speaking Tuesday on a panel in Washington D.C.

Businesses cannot "pigeonehole" policies when looking to receive coverage for a cybersecurity incident, according to Foggan. General liability and property insurance policies, for example, are not tailored to cover a cybersecurity losses. Instead insurers have tailored policies that work to respond to an industry's unique needs, whether that's in manufacturing or retail. Some insurers are even weaving services into policies to ensure customers can adequately respond in the event of cyber incident. ciodive.com

Amazon Is Fixing a Security Loophole with its 'Key' Service
A researcher claims to have found a way to surreptitiously break into a home protected by Amazon Key, the company's recently launched service which allows delivery staff to unlock a customer's house and deposit items when no one's home. MG, the pseudonymous researcher who detailed the issue, told Motherboard that Amazon is working on a fix, despite Amazon telling journalists that the issue really isn't anything to worry about.

In short, MG's attack involves planting a small computer or device near the target door, which tricks a user into thinking the door has been locked, leaving it exposed to a burglar.

Amazon Key combines a smart, internet-connected door lock and Amazon's Cloud Cam, a wi-fi-enabled camera. Normally, the courier would arrive at the home, and scan the package's barcode. vice.com

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'Everyone was in on it':
Canadian Retailers Colluded in bread price-fixing scheme
Consumers should expect more from retailers to rebuild trust
The Canadian Competition Bureau has alleged that Canada's premier grocery retailers have engaged in a wide-ranging bread price-fixing scheme dating back to the beginning of last decade.

Canada Bread Company Ltd. and senior officers from George Weston Limited colluded to raise prices with the eventual cooperation of other major retailers. This would result in a $0.07 price increase at wholesale and an average $0.10 increase for consumers. The penalties for price-fixing could include fines of up to $25 million and even significant prison time.

Michael Medlin, the chief executive officer of Sobeys and its parent company Empire Company Ltd., has urged George Weston and Loblaw to prepare for upcoming legal action. This comes after Weston and Loblaw implicated Sobeys in the aforementioned price-fixing scheme, which it vehemently disputes.

The Competition Bureau's allegations put the spotlight clearly on consumer trust. While most shoppers will likely forget about the inflated prices of baked goods, many others have limited means and believe, at the very least, they deserve an industry that operates with integrity. As a result, consumers should expect to see changes.

In fact, grocers have already started to implement changes. Since the news first broke in December, countless food retailers have been intentionally offering attractive discounts on bread and baked goods.

Across the country, grocers have placed carts of these discounted items in front of their stores, to catch the attention of shoppers as they enter. This is one glaringly obvious way for the industry to offer something of an apology. But retailers should consider doing more. fool.com canadiangrocer.com

Trend Micro sets up Toronto lab for 'ethical hackers' to
expose security threats
International cybersecurity company Trend Micro is setting up a new Toronto research lab for "ethical hackers" in collaboration with Canadian telecom giant Telus Corp. Trend Micro - a global company that originated in California but relocated its headquarters to Tokyo - said it expects the new office to house about 100 of the cybersecurity researchers within two years.

In fact, Trend Micro already has a 200-person team in Ottawa that runs the company's global cybersecurity operation for cloud computing.

Telus said the strategic relationship with Trend Micro will result in increased Canadian-specific research into cybersecurity and enhance it with Trend's global perspective. canadiansecuritymagazine.com

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada Meets with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary to Raise Global Security Standards
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada Ralph Goodale in Washington, D.C. Secretary Nielsen and Minister Goodale discussed U.S. and Canadian cooperation on raising global security standards, including in regards to counterterrorism and information sharing, cybersecurity, and facilitating legitimate cross-border trade and travel. govdelivery.com

Metro announces increase in automation to combat minimum-wage hikes
The grocery chain says it will test scan-and-go technology and roll out more self-checkout machines in response to the "impact" it expects from pay hikes in Ontario and Quebec. thestar.com

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Overbrook, ON: Clerk shaken after shootout erupts in store
Sandeep Kaur was working Thursday afternoon when a panicked man ran into her store asking if there was a rear exit. She said he was followed by an armed man, just seconds behind. "The shooter came inside the store, they were chasing each other inside the store," she said.

Kaur said the police handled the incident well, but she's concerned about rising levels of violence in the neighbourhood. Ottawa police said they received multiple calls around 4:45 p.m. reporting two men running through the area shooting at one another.

Police seized a loaded handgun as well as OxyContin, cocaine and crack cocaine worth approximately $5,000, Ottawa police said. cbc.ca

Peterborough, ON: Police apologize for arresting wrong man in Ontario bomb threat investigation
Police are apologizing to a 62-year-old man from Peterborough, Ont., after arresting him in connection to an investigation into bomb threats made to local businesses.

They say the man was arrested after an initial bomb threat was made Jan. 22, but another threat was made later that day and two more the following day. Police say the charges against the Peterborough man were withdrawn on Tuesday, and they apologized to him for any inconvenience or embarrassment the arrest caused him. canadiansecuritymag.com

Edmonton, AB: 3 teens face 42 charges after central Alberta crime spree

Saanich, BC: Shoe thief swipes four pairs of Nike shoes

Cobourg, ON: Man charged after shoplifting from Walmart store

Richibucto, NB: Bank robbers arrested after stopping for a post-heist bite at Tim Hortons

Halton, ON: 2 suspects sought in grocery store purse thefts

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Using better data to fight credit card fraud
How AI can Identify Credit Card Fraud

Although only a fraction of a percent of credit card transactions (6 to 7 cents per $100) are fraud, that still equates to tens-of-billions of dollars in fraudulent transactions. The United States, the country with the most credit card transactions, leads the way in fraud, accounting for between one-fifth to one-third of all credit card fraud depending on the year.

Although there are a variety of factors and markets to consider, the industry considers a fraud rate of 0.005 percent to be good. Galileo Processing claims it has pushed its customer's fraud rates down to 0.001 percent.

Starting in 2016, Galileo's "standard offering" was a rules-based anti-fraud engine, which it fine-tuned to be more accurate over time. That morphed into a true AI engine that allowed Galileo to be even more accurate and more responsive. The AI isn't a rules-based engine. Instead it learns on its own over billions of credit card transactions and events.

Wilkes was hesitant to share the exact details of how Galileo's AI got so accurate, beyond that it looks at 500 different transaction attributes (such as overall account behavior, physical distance between two transactions, and merchant credibility), and uses previous outcomes to improve precision. He did share that Galileo's precision was so good that it had only 84 false-positives (i.e., a bad consumer experience) out of 2.6 million transactions. csoonline.com

Why Customer Security Is Essential For Your Online Business
If your business is located on the Internet, it's likely that almost all of your information is online too. Companies tend to hold a lot of data based on how they choose to market themselves and the buying habits of their customers. While it's important to have all this data to help you run your business, it can also be a risk you take knowing that this information can easily be shared and hacked. Here are some reasons why you'll want to consider customer security when you are running a business online.

Customer Trust Is Important

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Your Business Can Suffer

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Knox County, TN: The Knox County Sheriff's Office raided a North Knox County home off Emory Road Tuesday morning after a man allegedly accepted EBT cards in exchange for cash or heroin
Deputies arrested James Hampton Jr., 52, at his home. Hampton was arrested on 21 warrants for theft, sale and delivery of Schedule 1 drugs (heroin), food stamp fraud, ID theft, and computer crimes, according to investigators. According to Chief Deputy Lee Trammel, Hampton was using a business, Volunteer Meat and Seafood, as a front to buy EBT or food stamp cards. The sheriff's office said Hampton had an EBT card reader in a van, he would swipe the card and if there was $500 on it, he'd split the money with the person bringing him the card. There were no records that he was actually selling any meat or seafood. wbir.com

Las Vegas, NV: GNC store robbed twice in one week by the same men
No one was injured and the thieves didn't use any weapons, but it was all caught on camera. In the store's security video, two men are seen browsing through the aisle, a larger man wearing all black begins to grad multiple items then casually walks out. The store employee follows behind and begins to chase after him, then a second man walks out with even more merchandise. "They just helped themselves to whatever they wanted," said Allison. "They didn't disguise themselves, I mean it just seems so brazen." That robbery happened Thursday and was the second time the two hit the store. "They got away with $250 each time," said Allison. "It was well over $500." fox5vegas.com

East Lampeter Township, PA: Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store Employee facing theft charges; $2,300
Police said Hope Hartman failed to ring up and had under-rung merchandise on several occasions while working at the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store at Tanger Outlets. Hartman was charged on Tuesday. fox43.com

Murfreesboro, TN: Kroger Employee arrested for $2,000 Gift Card theft
A 33 year old Kroger employee has been arrested after admitting to stealing over $2,000 in gift cards. The arrest came after a Loss Prevention worker told Murfreesboro Police that she has video footage from inside the store of the culprit stealing the cards. The subject was charged with felony theft over $1,000. He will appear in court on February 22, 2018. wgnsradio.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Rome, GA: Suspect caught after C-store clerk is shot and killed
Police have arrested and charged the man who allegedly shot and killed a store clerk on Tuesday night. At 8:50 p.m., officers responded to a shooting at the Hi-Tech Fuel located at 500 Burnett Ferry Road. When they arrived at the scene, they found the store clerk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He eventually died as a result of his injuries. 11alive.com

Epping, NH: Dunkin' Donuts employee killed in a hit & run accident
while she was on break

A Dunkin' Donuts worker struck in a hit-and-run accident in the parking lot last week died Tuesday afternoon.
Ilene Sullivan, 55, of Lee, passed away after spending days on life support; the accident on Jan. 31 left her with a severe head injury. Sullivan was outside on a cigarette break just before 4 a.m. when she was allegedly struck by a pickup truck driven by Andrea Rich. Police said video surveillance showed Rich exiting the truck to look at Sullivan on the ground, then getting back in the truck and taking off. Sullivan was found by a customer about 10 to 15 minutes later. newhampshire.com

Brandon, FL: Two injured in Deputy-involved shooting in Home Depot parking lot
The shooting occurred Tuesday around 8:20 p.m. The male is stable but in critical condition while the female is stable with non-life threatening injuries. Two deputies were involved in the shooting and were not injured, and investigators say they responded to the Brandon location as part of a routine gun bust set up by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office to remove illegal guns from the streets and arrest people trying to sell them. fox13news.com

Paducah, KY: Police investigating shooting in vehicle at Kentucky Oaks Mall
parking lot

The Paducah Police Department is investigating a shooting in a vehicle on the mall parking lot on Tuesday, February 6. According to police, mall security at Kentucky Oaks Mall has been notified that there was not an active shooter. kfvs12.com

Robberies & Thefts

Attempted Armed Robber stopped by CVS manager held up two other CVS stores
Christopher Purnell, the 24-year-old man arrested in a recent attempted robbery at a Cary CVS, has been charged with robbing two other area CVS stores. The man was first arrested on Friday and is now charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault on a female, and two counts of second-degree kidnapping in connection with the multiple robberies. The store's manager was able to stop Purnell from robbing the store by taking his gun and chasing him to a nearby apartment complex. Officers said Purnell robbed the CVS in Raleigh on January 24, taking more than $1,500 while armed with a semiautomatic pistol and assaulting a woman. He is also accused of holding up a Morrisville store on January 28 and stealing $3,735 and threatening an employee. abc11.com

Seattle, WA: Alleged Rolex bandit posts photo of loot on Snapchat
Prosecutors have filed charges against three of the four suspected robbers. Prosecutors continue to stack up defendants in a series of Ben Bridge smash-and-grab robberies after charging three of four suspects in the heists. They nabbed the third suspect by linking a watch worn in a Snapchat post to a reported stolen watch and finding a note in his closet that allegedy read, "To do list: Hit a Ben Bridge." Four men robbed the downtown Seattle Ben Bridge on Fourth Avenue on Dec. 22, causing $500,000 in loss, but authorities believe they may also be linked to similar incidents in Lynnwood and Bellevue. seattlepi.com

Oviedo, FL: 5 stores burglarized at Tuscawilla Bend shopping center

Hong Kong, China: Trio smash Jewelry store window and flee with $128,000 n worth of Rolex watches in under 20 seconds

James Avery Jewelers in Live Oak, TX reported a Grab & Run on 2/6

Kay Jewelers in the Magnolia Mall, Florence, SC reported a Grab & Run on 2/6, items valued at $5,598


Rapid City, SD: Plea deal reached in deadly C-Store robbery
The second of two men facing charges in connection with a robbery that turned deadly at a Rapid City convenience store last year has reached a plea agreement. Cody Grady pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery in court Tuesday afternoon. Grady was originally charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Loaf 'n' Jug clerk Kasie Lord following an attempt to steal beer in January 2017. Another defendant Carlos pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case in November. He's set to be sentenced to a mandatory life term next week. seattletimes.com

Mount Holly, NJ: Man pleads guilty in shooting of a C-Store clerk in robbery
Eramus Canty pleaded guilty to first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter Tuesday as his trial was about to start in Burlington County Court. Asst. Prosecutor LaChia Bradshaw said the state will a sentence of 30 years. seattletimes.com

St Paul, MN: Former Teacher sentenced to 3 years for Pharmacy Robbery

Princeton, WV: Man plead guilty in the Armed Robbery of H&S Sporting Goods in Bluefield; facing 6 to 13 years

Louisville, KY: Barren County man sentenced to 8 years in prison for Gun Store Burglary; $6,500 worth of firearms


Beauty Supply - San Marcos, TX - Burglary
C-Store - Fort Smith, AR - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Atlanta, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Chapel Hill, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Forsyth County, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Holland, MI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Houston, TX - Burglary
CVS - Wilmington, DE - Armed Robbery
CVS - Charlotte, NC - Armed Robbery
GNC - Las Vegas, NV - Robbery
Hair Cuttery - Oviedo, FL - Burglary
Hardware Store - San Marcos, TX - Burglary
Liquor Store - Smyrna, GA - Armed Robbery
McDonald's - Torrance, CA - Armed Robbery
Marijuana Dispensary - Medford, OR - Robbery
Pharmacy - Port Clinton, OH - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Gaffney, SC - Armed Robbery
Speedway - Manchester, NH - Armed Robbery
Sprint - Santa Barbara, CA - Armed Robbery
Subway - Oviedo, FL - Burglary
Thrift Store - Suffolk County, NY - Burglary
Tire Shop - Aliquippa, PA - Burglary
Waffle House - Sandy Springs, GA - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - Neosho, MO - Armed Robbery



Daily Totals:
17 robberies
7 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings




Kelly Hanson
named Manager of Fraud Investigations/ORC for Macy's

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