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Coronavirus Tracker: May 15

US: Over 1.4M Cases - 87K Dead - 319K Recovered
Worldwide: Over 4.5M Cases - 306K Dead - 1.7M Recovered

U.S. Law Enforcement Deaths | NYPD Deaths: 41
Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 102+


"If this isn't the retail apocalypse, I don't know what would be."

Lead S&P Analyst Says 19 Retailers Could Default on Debt,
Only 5 Did During the 2008 Recession

Coronavirus Finishes the Retail Reckoning That Amazon Started

Thousands of stores will close permanently as the Covid-19 pandemic
turbocharges a shift to e-commerce

Amazon.com hurt many retailers. Coronavirus will finish some of them off.

Even as malls and stores begin to reopen, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on an industry already battered by the shift to online shopping. More than two million retail jobs disappeared in April as many stores closed.

Roughly 100,000 stores are expected to close over the next five years - more than triple the number that shut during the previous recession - as e-commerce jumps to a quarter of U.S. retail sales from 15% last year, UBS estimates. The turbocharged shift to e-commerce is expected to further depress profit margins and accelerate a shakeout in a country that already had too much bricks-and-mortar space for an increasingly digital world.

Just this month, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus Group Inc., apparel seller J.Crew Group Inc. and Stage Stores Inc., an operator of rural department stores, have filed for bankruptcy protection. J.C. Penney Co. is teetering on the edge after missing two interest payments. Collectively, they operated roughly 2,500 stores last year and employed nearly 120,000 people.

"If this isn't the retail apocalypse I don't know what would be," said Sarah Wyeth, the lead analyst for retail and restaurants at S&P Global Ratings. Ms. Wyeth estimates that there is a 50% chance that 19 retailers tracked by S&P will default on their debt. Five retailers defaulted during the 2008 recession. wsj.com

Private Equity: The Double-Edged Sword That's Taking Out Retailers One By One
J. Crew and Neiman Marcus were each facing a host of issues before the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close their stores and eventually file for bankruptcy, including trouble adjusting to the rise of e-commerce and a lack of connection with a new generation of shoppers.

But they also shared one increasingly common problem for retailers in dire straits: an enormous debt burden - roughly $1.7 billion for J. Crew and almost $5 billion for Neiman Marcus - from leveraged buyouts led by private equity firms.

Like many other retailers, J. Crew and Neiman over the past decade paid hundreds of millions of dollars in interest and fees to their new owners, when they needed to spend money to adapt to a shifting retail environment. And when the pandemic wiped out much of their sales, neither had anywhere to go for relief except court. nytimes.com

JC Penney makes $17 million interest payment as it explores bankruptcy
The company had a grace period of five business days to make the $17-million interest payment, or else be in default. It said it continues to explore "certain strategic alternatives." CNBC reported Thursday night the retailer was currently working on a bankruptcy filing that could come as soon as Friday. They cautioned there is still a chance that final negotiations between the retailer and its lenders spill into the weekend and delay the filing. Paying that interest payment may be one form of J.C. Penney negotiating with its lenders. cnbc.com

Office Depot plans store closures, 13,100 job cuts by 2023
As part of a cost-cutting effort, Office Depot said it will be laying off about 13,100 employees, in addition to closing stores and distribution centers.

The office supply and business solutions retailer announced the job cuts on Thursday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, saying it was looking to "realign its operational focus." The company said the restructuring plan is expected to be completed by the end of 2023 and is being implemented to shift its focus to its business-to-business solutions and IT services business units. ibtimes.com

Retail sales plunge a record 16.4% in April, far worse than predicted
Consumer spending tumbled a record 16.4% in April as the backbone of the U.S. economy retrenched amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a government report Friday.

Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected the advanced retail sales number to fall 12.3% after March's reported 8.3% dive already had set a record for data going back to 1992. The March numbers were revised to be not as bad as the 8.7% initially reported.

Clothing stores took the biggest hit with a 78.8% tumble. Other big losers were electronics and appliances (-60.6%), furniture and home furnishing (-58.7%) sporting goods (-38%), and bars and restaurants (-29.5%). Nonstore retailers rose 8.4%. cnbc.com

NRF responds to April retail sales amid pandemic
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the U.S. Census Bureau's release of April retail sales data:

"These retail sales numbers are not a surprise given the current state of affairs. The vast majority of retail stores have been closed, we are in the midst of historic unemployment and when it comes to personal finances, discretionary spending takes a back seat to essentials. Prior to this pandemic, retail was setting records in year-over-year growth, employment and investment. It is a resilient industry serving a smart consumer, and despite today's report, we know it will be leading our nation's economic recovery as this crisis recedes." nrf.com

NRF's Operation Open Doors 'like having a roadmap' to reopening after COVID-19
Developed with input from hundreds of retailers brought together by NRF, the initiative provides operational guidelines and considerations in four areas: health and safety, people and personnel, logistics and supply chain, and litigation and liability. An online resource center includes an interactive map of coronavirus rules, regulations and other information from all 50 states down to the city and county levels including the status of stay-at-home orders. A federal agency and state tracker offers information on loan forbearance and lease enforcement, and a 10-page checklist addresses issues from appointing a "return to work" team to how to sanitize cash registers and restrooms.

The guidance emphasizes a gradual, phased-in approach to reopening the economy and retail facilities. Materials created so far focus on dozens of critical topics that need to be addressed, and retailers organized into working groups based on the four main categories are continuing to meet weekly by conference call to address details and develop additional guidance.

How to Accommodate At-Risk Workers
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance on COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), clarifying how to accommodate individuals who are at high risk for severe illness from the coronavirus.

Read more about: Direct-Threat Standard | At-Risk Workers | What If the Employee Does Not Request an Accommodation? | Managerial Training | Responsive Process | shrm.org

LP Director Warns of Risks Arising from the Accumulation of Cargo
The current pandemic has disrupted global supply chains in a wide variety of ways. In particular, the lag in its effects between the large-scale sourcing regions of China and other parts of Asia and the consuming markets of Europe and North America has caused significant build-ups of goods produced in the former regions but not now required in the later.

"Security is clearly the most dominant of the risk issues as operators seek alternative storage," comments Michael Yarwood, Managing Director Loss Prevention at TT Club. "Whether it's taking up buildings not usually used for storage or laden vehicles parked adjacent to a full warehouse, or simply facilities unfamiliar to the operator, the security regime may not be of a similar standard. This concern is not just limited to fencing, lighting, security patrols and CCTV, but also communication with hauliers delivering cargo to the unfamiliar premises. There is also the constant danger of vehicles being diverted into the hands of criminals; so-called round the corner theft," emphasises Yarwood. sdcexec.com

Why are some flights still full?
U.S. airlines are facing a new challenge over whether to fill planes to claw back revenue at the expense of social distancing. Passenger numbers are increasing on domestic flights, leading to customer complaints over close proximity to others, despite heavyweights such as United Airlines claiming 85% of its flights are less than half full. U.S. carriers slashed their schedules by 90% or more in May given the absence of customers, with industry leaders foreshadowing hefty job cuts in the near future as government bailouts dry up. linkedin.com

60 Minutes shows Amazon's virus-killing robot;
Amazon using AI to enforce social distancing

Amazon is developing a robot that would roll through grocery stores and distribution centers, using banks of ultraviolet light to kill viruses on surfaces.

The company provided "60 Minutes" with video of a prototype of the robot for a report Sunday night about Amazon's response to the COVID-19 crisis, and the backlash from workers who want the company to close down distribution centers for cleaning and disinfection when employees test positive.

It's part of a technological show-of-force from the company, seeking to demonstrate its efforts to battle COVID-19 in the face of criticism from employees and others.

In addition, 60 Minutes reports that Amazon is "trying to enforce social distancing by videotaping all its employees and using artificial intelligence to study their movements." The report notes that cameras are "also being used for contact tracing in order to identify workers who came in contact with a sick colleague and send them into quarantine." geekwire.com

A seventh Amazon employee dies of COVID-19 as the company refuses to say how many are sick

Jeff Bezos Is Expected to Become the World's First Trillionaire by 2026

Amazon to bring new COVID-19 face shield model to market

CVS Health opening 50 COVID-19 test sites this week

Parent company of Coach reopening stores by market

Apple to Reopen 10 of 17 Retail Stores in Italy Next Week

Rag & Bone Lays Off Retail, Corporate Workers

Kroger Hires 100,000 in Last 8 Weeks

Kroger to wind down 'hero' pay; union urges to keep 'for as long as we face a global pandemic'

Gov. Cuomo extends New York's stay-at-home order until June 13

New Jersey OKs nonessential retail curbside pickup

Ontario to allow stores and other businesses to reopen May 19

US grocery costs jump the most in 46 years, led by rising prices for meat and eggs

1 in 4 restaurants won't re-open after pandemic, study says



Lawsuits Against Retailers Over Deaths

Springfield, MO: Relatives sue Academy Sports for selling bullets used in 3 killings
Relatives of one of three people shot to death in Springfield in 2018 are suing Academy Sports and Outdoors for selling bullets to a woman who gave them to the man charged in the killings. The lawsuit alleges a worker at Academy Sports in Springfield should have realized the woman who bought the bullets, Nyadia Burden, intended to give them to Luis Perez. Perez, 24, couldn't buy ammunition because he was in the country illegally, had no driver's license and was facing felony charges, according to police. The lawsuit also names Burden. stltoday.com

Beavercreek, OH: Family of Man Shot in Walmart Wrongful Death
Settles Suit With City for $1.7M

The family of a black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in an Ohio Walmart store has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the city. Beavercreek police officer Sean Williams shot John Crawford III, 22, soon after he picked up an unpackaged pellet rifle that he found on a store shelf in August 2014. The family's lawyer tells the Cincinnati Enquirer the city and Crawford family reached a $1.7 million settlement agreement and police policy changes. The family intends to move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit against Walmart, which is scheduled to go to trial on Nov. 2. wosu.org

Boca Raton, FL - Delivery Murder:
Family of slain woman drops lawsuit against Best Buy, others

A 21-year-old Hialeah man who was delivering appliances to a 75-year-old retired librarian and grandmother from Boca Raton is charged with fatally beating her. Her family dropped a lawsuit against Best Buy, freight carrier J.B. Hunt and XM Delivery. The filing does not say why the suit was dropped or say anything about a settlement or settlements. palmbeachpost.com

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Ikea Over Faulty Furniture Recall
A class action lawsuit was filed against Ikea on May 6, 2020, alleging that the company marketed and sold millions of dressers it knew were prone to dangerous tip-overs, and then failed to issue adequate notifications and refunds to customers for the dressers after they were recalled in 2016. For years, Ikea has repeatedly come under fire for selling unsafe dressers that did not meet voluntary industry stability standards and for its handling of the recall, which was announced in 2016 and reannounced in 2017, and ultimately included 17.3 million dressers. consumerreports.org

Europe's LP Think Tank:
ECR Shrinkage & OSA Group To Hold Series Of Virtual Seminars

Sell More, Waste Less - Discussion Group Series - June 24th & 25th

The ECR Community Shrinkage & OSA Group have announced details of a series of six virtual discussion sessions, taking place at the end of June.

The 60-minute sessions are aimed at aimed at retail and consumer goods professionals involved in store operations, loss prevention, checkout management, product management and customer experience.

Each will feature research presentations from retail executives and academics, followed by a facilitated group discussion on the points raised therein.

The ECR working group on Food Waste and Markdown, started in 2015, consists of retailers and producers from across Europe, including Asda, Aholddelhaize, Aldi, Carrefour, Dunnes, Jumbo, Jeronimo Martins, Fyffes, Lidl, Metro, M&S, Tesco, Waitrose, Sonae and others. esmmagazine.com

See the webinar schedule and register here: ecr-shrink-group.com

'Bass Pro Challenge'
Estero, FL: Man dives into fish tank at Bass Pro Shops
A video has been circulating of a man jumping into the large fish aquarium in the Bass Pro Shops in Estero. Daniel Armendariz, 28, is said to be the man in the video. Armendariz jumped into the large fish aquarium, exited the tank, and ran out the store fleeing in a silver sedan.

This incident will cost Bass Pro Shops approximately $3,000 to decontaminate the aquarium for marine life and fish species. Armendariz has an arrest history for robbery, aggravated battery, and sale/delivery of drugs. Armendariz will also be charged with trespassing. fox4now.com nbc-2.com

Quarterly Results
The Container Store Q4 comp's down 3.6%, net sales down 4.7%, full yr comp's up 2.9%, net sales up 2.3%
Jack in the Box Q2 comp's down 4.2%


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Digital Fraudsters Increase Attacks Against Multiple Industries During Pandemic;
Use COVID-19 Scams to Target Younger Generations

TransUnion quarterly global fraud analysis also examines the types of fraud targeting businesses and where it originates

TransUnion today released its quarterly analysis of global online fraud trends, which found that the telecommunications, e-commerce and financial services industries have been increasingly impacted. From a consumer perspective, TransUnion found Millennials have been most targeted by fraudsters using COVID-19 scams.

Overall, TransUnion found the percent of suspected fraudulent digital transactions rose 5% when comparing the periods Jan. 1-March 10 and March 11-April 28. TransUnion identified more than 100 million suspected fraudulent transactions from March 11-April 28.

"Given the billions of people globally that have been forced to stay at home, industries have been disrupted in a way not seen on this massive of a scale for generations," said Shai Cohen, senior vice president of Global Fraud & Identity Solutions at TransUnion. "Now that many transactions have shifted online, fraudsters have tried to take advantage and companies must adapt. Businesses that come out on top will be those leveraging fraud prevention tools that provide great detection rates and friction-right experiences for consumers."

Examining Fraud Types and Their Impact on Industries

Security Chiefs Look to Justify Cybersecurity Costs During Business Downturn

Tools for remote work, such as VPNs and multifactor authentication, get a pass

Companies are preparing for possible cuts to cybersecurity budgets because of the economic downturn triggered by coronavirus lockdowns, industry analysts say.
The pandemic has caused a range of businesses to furlough or layoff employees and freeze technology and cybersecurity projects as they anticipate a financial hit from the health crisis.

"Security will have to tighten its belt just like everyone else," said Paul McKay, a senior analyst at Forrester Research Inc. In recent years, corporate cybersecurity budgets were often shielded from cuts in other business areas, he added, but this will likely change for some companies.

Cybersecurity leaders should expect budget decreases - and potentially large cuts in hard-hit industries - over the next year, said Sam Olyaei, research director at Gartner. Some corporate security professionals in hospitality and retail have told Mr. Olyaei that they have been asked to reduce staff, he said.

The economic downturn will dramatically change firms' short-term cybersecurity priorities. Businesses are likely to continue funding projects that help employees work remotely, such as virtual private networks, multifactor authentication and tools to secure connections to corporate applications, Mr. Olyaei said. wsj.com

Google sees cloud as key to retail COVID-19 response
COVID-19 is having a varying impact on retailers, but Google views cloud computing as the platform to solve underlying industry issues. Chain Store Age recently spoke with Pravin Pillai, global lead, industry solutions, retail, Google Cloud, about how the pandemic is affecting retailers and how they can leverage cloud-based solutions to meet rapidly changing customer needs.

According to Pillai, retailers need cloud-based, agile e-commerce systems that will allow them to add capacity quickly and provide a modern customer experience. This experience must include quick, responsive online customer service.

Pillai also advises them to adopt cloud solutions to become more agile on the back end. "Retailers must think through the supply chain," he said. "How do you make the supply chain more predictive and responsive to changing demand scenarios? There is a digital acceleration. As more shopping and product moves online, it stretches the physical capacity of retailers." chainstoreage.com

Number of publicly reported breaches in Q1 2020 down 58% compared to LY,
But total number of records stolen skyrocketed 273%

The total number of publicly reported breaches in Q1 2020 has decreased by 58% compared to the same period last year, Risk Based Security reveals.

Despite this, the number of records exposed for this quarter skyrocketed to 8.4 billion - a 273% increase compared to Q1 2019, and a record for the same period since at least 2005, when detailed reporting began. helpnetsecurity.com

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ACI Worldwide: Global e-commerce sales skyrocket in April; fraud up over last year
The COVID-19 crisis continued to drive global e-commerce sales in April. Sales in the general retail sector rose 209% in April compared to the same period last year, according to an analysis by ACI Worldwide of hundreds of millions of e-commerce transactions from global online retailers. Following general retail, the gaming segment saw the biggest bump, up 126% in April.

Fraud attempt rates reached 4.3% in April, slightly down from 5.3% in March, but still up from 3.8% compared to this time last year. Attempted fraud is focused on segments that have seen high sales growth, such as consumer electronics, with the average ticket price of attempted fraud up $26.

Click-and-collect-or buy online, pick-up in store-also accounted for a rise in attempted fraud. The transactional value of attempted fraud rose by 9.9%, reflecting fraudsters' continued emphasis on popular high-value items including laptops and TVs. chainstoreage.com

Americans are shopping more impulsively online

Is pandemic anxiety driving increase in impulse buying?

People confined to their homes during a time of pandemic react in many different ways. Recently released research shows that many people who stay at home for extended periods of time increase the amount of money they spend on impulse purchases online.

A poll conducted in January by OnePoll for Slickdeals, a crowdsourced shopping platform, found that the 2,000 Americans it surveyed spent an average of $155.03 on impulse purchases. In a new poll taken last month, the average spent on impulse purchases rose to $182.98, an 18 percent gain.

For 72 percent of those surveyed, impulse purchases are a form of retail therapy that helps lift their moods at a time when many are concerned about what the future holds for themselves and those they love. retailwire.com

Amazon hires 1,500 to open first pandemic-era fulfillment center in Dallas

FedEx, Strained by Coronavirus, Caps How Much Retailers Can Ship From Stores




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Secret Service Bust Fake ID & Credit Card Factory in Attic
Bergen County Man Charged in Large-Scale Identity Theft

Michael Fulcher, 35, of Teaneck, New Jersey, was arrested this morning by special agents of the U.S. Secret Service and charged by complaint with one count each of possession of 15 or more counterfeit access devices, possession of access device-making equipment, and aggravated identity theft.

On March 23, 2020, Fulcher was found to be in possession of identity theft and access device-making equipment in the attic of his Teaneck home. Law enforcement officers seized a large amount of equipment that was used to produce fraudulent credit cards, driver's licenses, counterfeit money, and counterfeit identification cards. Fulcher had 4,920 counterfeit credit cards, 206 counterfeit driver's licenses from 24 different states containing victims' personal identifiable information along with unknown suspect photographs, several state's holograms for driver's licenses, devices used to read the data that is encoded on the magnetic strip of a credit card, devices used to re-encode data onto the magnetic strip of a credit card, printers designed to print plastic cards, and several laptop computers, hard drives, memory devices, and other electronic devices.

Law enforcement officers searched the electronic devices found in Fulcher's home and found, among other things, templates to create credit cards, currency, and identification documents, including driver's licenses, and spreadsheets containing thousands of unique credit card account numbers. justice.gov

Boise, ID: Boise police recover stolen merchandise after dismantling Reshipping Scam
Boise Police officers recently recovered thousands of dollars' worth of stolen items being shipped through Boise by unsuspecting residents as part of a reshipping scam. Police began investigating the scam a week ago after police in Gilbert, Arizona, contacted them about a financial fraud case, according to a news release from the Boise Police Department. The suspect in the Arizona case is accused of committing financial fraud and sending the purchased items to a Boise address.

Police began to monitor the packages being sent to the address and eventually seized almost 50 packages, worth nearly $10,000, according the release. On Tuesday, officers visited the address and found another $7,000 in stolen merchandise - the residents of the home had been scammed into reshipping stolen merchandise. idahopress.com

Fairfield, CA: 'Covergirl Bandits'; Cosmetics Thieves Hit Fairfield Target Store; 2nd Shoplifting Attempt Foiled
Police in Fairfield were looking for the public's help in finding three female suspects who stole cosmetics from a Target store, later returning to the same store to try it again. The Fairfield Police Department posted images of the suspects, who appear to be in their late teens/early 20s, on its Facebook page Thursday. "It's a shame individuals are taking advantage of our local businesses during #COVID19, or any time," the caption said. "Lets catch these Covergirl bandits!" The three stole over $2,500 worth of cosmetics from the Target store at 2059 Cadenasso Dr. in Fairfield, police said. Two days later, they returned to the store and tried to make off with more merchandise, but the store loss prevention team stopped them and they left in a silver SUV, police said. sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

Oklahoma City, OK: Two women shoplift 50 items from OKC mall
The OKC Police Department is looking to identify two women. Police say the women stole nearly 50 items from a northwest OKC mall. Reports say the women hid the items in liners sewn on the inside of their skirts. okcfox.com

Jacksonville, FL: Once Upon a Child hit by Shoplifters shortly after reopening; hundreds of dollars in merchandise stolen

Queensbury, NY: A Glens Falls man arrested for $1,800 tool from Lowes

Avon, OH: Two women charged in $1,000 alleged theft at Meijer

York, PA: Woman charged with theft also took $700 in items from Weis

UK: Winchester, England; Gang of four stole $100,000 of mobile phones in Weston-super-Mare and seven other counties

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Shootings & Deaths

Raleigh, NC: Suspect shot in killed in shootout with Police following
C-store Armed Robbery
The manager at a gas station convenience store that was the scene of an armed robbery that lead to a deadly officer-involved shooting, is thanking the customer who called 911. An officer was injured and suspect, 24-year-old David Tylek Atkinson, was fatally shot after the robbery at the BP gas station Wednesday night. Officers provided first aid until EMS arrived and Atkinson was taken to WakeMed. He died around 10:15 p.m. The officer who was injured in the incident was also taken to WakeMed in a police vehicle. He was treated and released, officials said. Court records show he had several misdemeanor cases pending out of Orange, Guilford, and Mecklenburg counties. cbs17.com

Macon, GA: Person found dead with gunshot wound at Macon Mall
Bibb County investigators on the scene confirm the victim died by suicide. According to Police, the person had sustained a gunshot wound. They were discovered in a vehicle in the parking lot. wgxa.tv

Update: Baltimore, MD: Police Search For Gunman In Fatal Mother's Day Shooting Of Brandon Brown At Family Dollar
Baltimore Police are looking for the gunman in the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Brandon Brown on Sunday. Police said Brown was shot and killed as he walked into the Family Dollar Store on East Coldspring Lane. Police share surveillance video of the Mother's Day shooting on YouTube and on social media. In the video you can see a male in a gray hoodie and black mask and gloves and without warning opened fire on Brown. The suspect was then struck by a vehicle and knocked the ground. But he got up and ran from the scene. Police believe the suspect could be in hiding and recovery from his injuries. baltimore.cbslocal.com

Austin, TX: 3 men charged after Security Guard shot during $200,000 Rolex theft at Korman Fine Jewelry on May 7th


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Santa Ana, CA: Robberies Increase By 50%, Suspects Using Face Covering Orders To Their Advantage
Pointing a gun right at a gas station clerk, a man in a traffic vest and a ball cap demanded money as his accomplice, wearing a mask, grabbed the cash. "We're sitting here not knowing who's going to walk through that door," Elias Khawan, the owner, said. The thieves, who did not initially raise the clerk's suspicion due to local orders for face coverings in light of the coronavirus pandemic, took off in a silver Nissan Altima last Friday at 2 a.m. Khawan said he has never seen anything like it the 17 years he's run his Santa Ana gas station and convenience store. He said local face covering requirements put his staff in danger. losangeles.cbslocal.com
Florence County, SC: Woman accused of assisting in Dollar General Armed Robbery in custody

Sioux Falls, SD: ATF Offers $5000 Reward in Get N' Go Armed Robbery

Anchorage, AK: Walgreens Shoplifter Arrested for Robbery after Pulling Gun on Employee


El Monte, CA: Firefighters battled a blaze that spread through an El Monte strip mall and resulted in a partial roof collapse Thursday night
Crews raced to the scene after getting a report of smoke coming from the strip mall in the 10100 block of East Valley Boulevard about 8:10 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 80 firefighters responded to the scene, according to the Fire Department. All the businesses were closed when the fire broke out and no one was inside, Narvaez said. Several stores are located in the strip mall, including a market, a hair salon, a check cashing business, a small medical clinic and a party supply store. No injuries were reported during the incident. ktla.com




Auto Dealer - Bakersfield, CA - Burglary
C-Store - Raleigh, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Shreveport, LA - Robbery
C-Store - Myrtle Beach, SC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - New Hartford, NY - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Florence County, SC - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Shreveport, LA - Robbery
Gas Station - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - West Bountiful, UT - Burglary
Grocery - Eugene, OR - Armed Robbery
Liquor - Fresno, CA - Burglary
Liquor - Dover, DE - Burglary
Liquor - Cambridge, DE - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Rayne, LA - Burglary
Thrift - Arlington Heights, IL - Burglary
Walgreens - Magnolia, TX - Robbery
Walgreens - Anchorage, AK - Armed Robbery
Walmart - Austin, TX - Armed Robbery (bank inside)


Daily Totals:
• 12 robberies
• 6 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


Weekly Totals:
• 58 robberies
• 41 burglaries
• 2 shootings
• 1 killed


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Steve McKinney CFI named Regional Asset Protection Specialist for Advance Auto Parts

Katie Stevens promoted to Investigations Manager for Amazon

Herbert Parada promoted to Market Asset Protection Manager for Walmart

Chris Jackson named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Little Caesar's Pizza

Jodi Hinkle promoted to District Asset Protection Manager for Target

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