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Jason Davies, CFI named Director of Organized Retail Crime for Macy's Inc.

Jason was previously the Director of ORC Investigations at the Zellman Group where he has over 30 years of ORC and military experience. He was with the Target Corporation for 26 years and held various roles in their Investigations division such as Investigations Team Supervisor, National Investigations Team Sr. Investigator and Special Investigations Team Sr. Investigator.

During his career, he has worked with the private sector as well as state and federal law enforcement throughout the United States and overseas on investigations and taskforces ranging from combating ORC, terrorism funding, cargo theft, financial crimes, counterfeiting to smuggling. Jason is an active board member of several state and national ORC associations and has trained both law enforcement and the private sector nationally on ORC and investigative techniques. Jason currently serves as the Vice President of the National Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR) and State Director for the Florida Law Enforcement Property Recovery Unit (FLEPRU). Congratulations Jason!
John Morris promoted to National Loss Prevention Director of Investigations for Nordstrom
John was previously the National Director of Investigations - Loss Prevention. He has held other loss prevention and investigations roles for the retailer throughout his 24 years working there, including Regional Loss Prevention Director, Loss Prevention Agent, LP Investigator, LP Manager, Regional Investigations Manager and Regional External Investigations Manager. Congratulations, John!

Monty Whitlow named Corporate Manager of Risk & Loss Prevention
for FullSpeed Automotive

This is a newly created position for FullSpeed Automotive, one of the nation's largest operators/franchisors of automotive service centers including Grease Monkey® and SpeeDee® family of brands. Monty has previously had various Loss Prevention roles with Ultimate Electronics, The Comex Group, Natural Grocers, Denver Public School District and most recently Neiman Marcus. Congratulations Monty!

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Retail shrink tops $50 billion as cyber threats
become more of a priority

25th Annual National Retail Security Survey Released

Theft, fraud and losses from other retail "shrink" totaled $50.6 billion in 2018, up from $46.8 billion the year before as industry security executives said there is a growing overlap between loss prevention and cybersecurity efforts, according to the annual National Retail Security Survey released today by the National Retail Federation and the University of Florida.

"We are seeing dramatic changes in the risks faced by retailers, and loss prevention practices and priorities are evolving to meet those challenges," NRF Vice President for Loss Prevention Bob Moraca said. "As criminals find new ways to steal, loss prevention teams are finding new ways to stop them. Increasingly, this is a battle focused on technology."

According to the report, shrink averaged 1.38 percent of sales during 2018, up slightly from 1.33 percent in 2017, but has held steady around 1.4 percent over the past few years. With the percentage largely unchanged, the increase in the dollar amount is due primarily to growth in retail sales.

The largest losses per incident came from robberies at an average $2,885.15 (down from $4,237.02 in 2017), followed by employee theft at $1,264.10 (up from $1,203.16), and shoplifting/organized retail crime at $546.67 (up from $543.28). Robberies are comparatively rare, however, while shoplifting/ORC and employee theft together typically account for about two-thirds of shrink each year, with most of the remainder coming from vendor or paperwork errors.

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FRT - The Game-Changing Technology
Facial Recognition: A Strategic Imperative for National Security

An abundance of data is overwhelming intelligence analysts and law enforcement officials across the globe. Without immediate action to get ahead of this challenge, our national security will fall behind.

In recent years, the intelligence and law enforcement communities have struggled to extract actionable and accurate investigative information from a constantly expanding database of image evidence.

Additionally, the sheer number of malevolent actors on the web, especially the dark web - coupled with the rapidly expanding use of video - exacerbates this investigative challenge. As the volume of information balloons and the types of nefarious activity increases, the limits of current systems to analyze data and extract meaningful insights have already been reached.

Facial recognition technology (FRT) provides a game-changing technology that is likely to become one of the most strategic tools to support our national security posture.

A first look at Amazon's new delivery drone
For the first time, Amazon, today showed off its newest fully electric delivery drone at its first re:Mars conference in Las Vegas. Chances are, it neither looks nor flies like what you'd expect from a drone. It's an ingenious hexagonal hybrid design, though, that has very few moving parts and uses the shroud that protects its blades as its wings when it transitions from vertical, helicopter-like flight at takeoff to its airplane-like mode.

What's maybe even more important, though, is that the drone is chock-full of sensors and a suite of compute modules that run a variety of machine learning models to keep the drone safe. Today's announcement marks the first time Amazon is publicly talking about those visual, thermal and ultrasonic sensors, which it designed in-house, and how the drone's autonomous flight systems maneuver it to its landing spot. The focus here was on building a drone that is as safe as possible and able to be independently safe. Even when it's not connected to a network and it encounters a new situation, it'll be able to react appropriately and safely. techcrunch.com


Princess Cruise Lines Plead Guilty - Environmental Probation Violations,
Pays $20M Criminal Penalty

Princess was convicted and sentenced in April 2017, after pleading guilty to felony charges stemming from its deliberate dumping of oil-contaminated waste from one of its vessels and intentional acts to cover it up.

Carnival admitted it was guilty of committing six violations of probation. Two of the violations involved interfering with the court's supervision of probation by sending undisclosed teams to ships to prepare them for the independent inspections required during probation.

Under the terms of the settlement, Carnival will do the following:

Issue a statement to all employees in which Carnival's CEO accepts management's responsibility for the probation violations;

Restructure the company's corporate compliance efforts, including appointing a new chief Corporate Compliance Officer, creating an Executive Compliance Committee across all cruise lines, adding a new member to the Board of Directors with corporate compliance expertise, and train its Board of Directors;

Pay up to $10 million per day if it does not meet deadlines for submitting and implementing needed changes to its corporate structure. justice.gov

7,500 Workers Used College Benefit in 1st Year
Walmart Offers Cyber Education for Employees
Adds 14 Technology Degrees & Cyber Security

Walmart, which is the largest U.S. private sector employer, with a nearly 1.5 million workforce, said it will cover the costs of tuition, books and fees while employees will be required to pay $1 a day for the duration of their studies.

Walmart's initial offer required employees to get degrees in business and supply chain management. The expanded program, it said, will add 14 new technology degrees in areas including cyber security and computer science.

The expanded program will also seek to draw and retain high school students by offering them jobs with scheduling options, such as the opportunity to work the same day and shift for 13 weeks.

It will also offer free ACT and SAT test prep, up to seven hours of free college credit, a debt-free college degree and a graduation bonus program of up to $1,500 for 5,000 U.S. workers who have not previously completed a college degree. reuters.com


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Emergencies can create a variety of hazards for workers in the impacted area. Preparing before an emergency incident plays a vital role in ensuring that employers and workers have the necessary equipment, know where to go, and know how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs. These Emergency Preparedness and Response pages provide information on how to prepare and train for emergencies and the hazards to be aware of when an emergency occurs. The pages provide information for employers and workers across industries, and for workers who will be responding to the emergency. osha.gov


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'Benign' vs. 'Hostile' Friendly Fraud
Steve Durney is senior vice president for market strategy at Ethoca, a chargeback management firm recently acquired by Mastercard. Durney makes a distinction between "benign" and "hostile" friendly fraud, or false claims, as they are also called.

The benign type can result "when cardholders honestly don't realize that they or another family member made a certain card purchase, so they dispute it." That's in contrast to the hostile variety "when cardholders decide to dispute a transaction they knowingly made."

The two types of friendly fraud "have created a perfect storm," Durney says, "where merchants and issuers are dealing with an increasing number of genuine transactions that should never have been disputed."

Durney estimates that 28 percent of all ecommerce revenue today is lost to friendly fraud. In addition, he says, friendly fraud constitutes over 30 percent of total card fraud, up from just 18 percent in 2012.

The impact varies by retail segment, he says, from about 10 percent or less for apparel retailers to as much as 90 percent for sellers of digital goods and services.

Part of the problem in grappling with friendly fraud is that retailers are often reluctant to push back when cardholders dispute transactions, especially if there is a longstanding purchase history with the consumer, Durney says. stores.org

'The mall is now a warehouse'
Blackstone Bets $18.7 Billion on Amazon Effect in Warehouse Deal

That's how much the alternative investment manager is paying for 179 million square feet of urban logistics properties -- the warehouses used by Amazon.com Inc. and other retailers to fulfill orders from online shoppers. The deal with Singapore's GLP Pte, the second-largest owner of U.S. logistics real estate, will almost double Blackstone's U.S. industrial footprint.

The rise of Amazon and other e-commerce companies has increased the need for warehouse space by retailers seeking to expand their digital operations and cut delivery times. The shift toward online shopping is reconfiguring supply chains and shaping the fortunes of industrial landlords, with demand especially high in and around large cities, where e-commerce has taken off fastest. bloomberg.com

Fears grow over 'food swamps' as drugstores outsell major grocers
With CVS selling more groceries than Whole Foods and Trader Joe's combined, researchers fear food 'deserts' are becoming 'swamps' of processed food.

In 2017, CVS held a 3.9% share of the grocery market. Walgreens came in at 2.4%. That may not seem like much, but it far outpaced both Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, which had 1.4% and 1% respectively. The eyebrow-raising figure probably comes down to an issue of scale - last year CVS and Walgreens each had close to 10,000 stores in the US, while Trader Joe's and Whole Foods each had fewer than 500 locations. theguardian.com

Charlotte Russe Relaunches Five Stores, E-Commerce Site Under New Owner
Less than two months after shuttering all of its 500+ stores, Charlotte Russe is making a minor comeback. The fashion retailer relaunched its online store on June 3, and reopened five physical stores on June 5. YM Inc., the new owner of Charlotte Russe, plans to open 100 locations. retailtouchpoints.com

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Tiffany Q1 comp's down 3%, net sales down 3%
  Americas comp's down 4%, Asia-Pacific down 5%, Japan down 4%, Europe down 7%, UAE down 17%


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To Do or Not To Do?
A Perilous Waiting Game For Employers
What Should Employers Do About the California Consumer Privacy Act?

Despite its name, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020, potentially could impose substantial compliance burdens on and create significant class-action exposure for every employer that employs California residents and has more than $25 million in annual gross revenues. The compliance burdens and class-action risk, however, are not a "sure thing." This is because the act, as written, might not apply to employers at all, and a pending bill to amend the act and/or upcoming regulation could establish that the CCPA does not apply to employers' own human resources data.

This uncertainty creates a perilous waiting game for employers that must balance the cost of implementing a CCPA compliance program for HR data against the risk that the time, effort and resources invested in that program could be wasted. This article is intended to help potentially impacted employers to make strategic decisions about how to address the CCPA

Does CCPA Apply to HR Data? - Implications for Employers - Right of Notice - Right of Access - Right to Deletion - Class-Action Risk - What Should Employers Do Now? shrm.org

What CCPA Means to Security Leaders
Attorney Sadia Mirza of Troutman Sanders talks about the potential impact of CCPA and other pending privacy legislation.

"2018 was a huge year for privacy," Mirza says. "It's important to follow what's going on in California right now because it's going to be shaping a lot of the other laws that are going to be popping up in the United States."

In video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Summit in Chicago, Mirza discusses:

    ● GDPR's impact on U.S. legislation;
    ● Key tenets of CCPA;
    ● What security professionals need to know about pending     privacy bills.

Mirza, cybersecurity, information governance and privacy attorney at Troutman Sanders, focuses her practice on the financial services industry. govinfosecurity.com

8th Big Bust in 18 Months
Darkode Hacking Forum Taken Down
Four International Hacking Suspects Charged with Racketeering

A criminal indictment and four arrest warrants were unsealed today charging an American, a Slovenian, a Serbian, and a Spaniard with a racketeering conspiracy to develop and distribute malware through the major computer hacking forum known as Darkode.

Darkode was a criminal organization centered around an online, password-protected criminal forum where high-level international hackers and other cyber-criminals convened to develop, buy, sell, trade, and share hacking tools, information, and ideas. Before becoming a member of Darkode, prospective members were vetted through a process in which an existing member invited a prospective member to the forum to present the skills or products that he or she could bring to the group.  Darkode members allegedly used each other's skills and products to infect computers and electronic devices of victims around the world with malware and, thereby gain access to, and control over, those devices.

Each is facing from 20 yrs and 30 yrs in Fed prison.

The investigation into this matter was conducted by the FBI's Washington Field Office with assistance from Europol and their European Cyber Crime Center (EC3). justice.gov

More Data More Risks
Do You Know Where All Your Consumer Data Is?
Beyond the data breach: How retail is addressing cybersecurity

Experts say companies need to implement data protection strategies including training employees across departments and vetting third-party partners.

As retailers continue to collect more consumer data, cybersecurity experts say companies need to implement a comprehensive data protection strategy that includes training employees across departments, appointing internal cybersecurity representatives, vetting third-party partners and deleting unnecessary consumer data.

While retailers want to collect as much consumer data as possible to better serve customers (and thus potentially gain an edge over competitors), collecting more data means they'll need to be responsible for safeguarding the information they gather.

With data coming from various sources, companies have also amassed so much consumer data that they often don't know exactly what personal data they have, where they stored it, or where or when they obtained it.

Companies need to map out where data is stored, determine how it is protected and develop a records retention protocol for deleting old data, she said.

"I've had companies tell me, 'We've been in operation for 35 years. We've never deleted anything.' Do you still need that information?'" retaildive.com

Deputy CISO for SpartanNash Posted in Grand Rapids, MI
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Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we have corporate offices in Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Norfolk, Virginia. We operate more than 155 corporate-owned retail stores in nine states, operate 18 distribution centers and serve customers in 50 states; as well as premier fresh produce distribution and fresh food processing. In addition to the U.S., our military operations serve the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt. Learn more at spartannash.com.

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Amazon in FTC's Crosshairs
Amazon may soon face an antitrust probe
FTC Asking Three Questions of Competitors

Amazon and its fellow tech giants will soon find themselves the focus of increased antitrust scrutiny from the FTC, the DOJ, and Congress.

The increased regulatory attention comes as activists, legal scholars, and US presidential candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren have accused Amazon of anticompetitive behavior. Now the FTC is gathering intel from Amazon competitors.

But here are three lines of questioning:

1) Fulfillment by Amazon's pricing structure: Commonly in the retail industry as FBA. The service lets Amazon sellers store their goods in Amazon warehouses and have Amazon handle the packing, shipping, and customer service for these orders.

Amazon charges their sellers more for FBA services when they are used for an order placed on a competing website instead of on Amazon.com.

2) Amazon competing against its own sellers: Amazon competing against its own sellers is perhaps the most popular topic among the company's critics, including Elizabeth Warren.

Amazon has created more than 100 of its own brands that often compete directly against Amazon's third-party sellers.

3) Amazon Prime bundling of services:  the FTC has shown interest in the question of whether this bundling of services (Prime's $119 annual fee) allows Amazon to unfairly undercut competitors.

Considering Amazon's size, it's likely the FTC is gathering info about other tentacles of Amazon. The only sure thing for Amazon right now is that intense regulatory scrutiny has arrived, and it won't dissipate soon. vox.com

Teen vapers are using eBay, other online marketplaces to dodge age restrictions
As government regulators move to crack down on youth vaping, eBay and other online marketplaces are still awash with bootleg Juul pods. Those third-party sales violate most platform rules and are the target of significant anti-counterfeiting efforts by Juul itself. But none of it has managed to block the sales entirely, suggesting that regulators may face an uphill battle as they try to curb the teen vaping epidemic.

Vaping forums like the /r/Juul subreddit are littered with posts from users who purchased what they believed to be legitimate products from eBay and Alibaba. Several users note that they're underage and unable to purchase authentic Juul products in physical stores or on the Juul website. It's common knowledge that many of the pods sold online are fake and could contain harmful ingredients, but users continue to purchase them and recommend eBay as a source for underage users. theverge.com

Etsy Names eCommerce Veteran Ryan Scott Chief Marketing Officer

eCommerce Business Gets 30% More Sales Using AI Chatbot & Reveals the Secret in a New Book




Wichita Falls, TX: Man charged with stealing nearly $34,000 in cigarettes,
$28,000 in cash

A Fort Worth man was arrested and charged with a 2018 burglary of a Wichita Falls building after police received a tip from a witness. Roderick Turner was arrested for committing burglary of a building at the Kemp Discount Store. Shortly before 6 a.m. June 22, the suspect burglarized the discount store, taking a safe, approximately $21,000 in uncashed checks, nearly $28,000 in cash and $33,694.55 worth of cigarettes. Surveillance footage from the store revealed three individuals using trash bags to carry out the stolen merchandise and all of the suspects were clothed from head to toe, with their faces covered, and wearing gloves. timesrecordnews.com

La Canada Flintridge, CA: Burglary suspect fled with 18 High-End handbags
In the 600 block of Foothill Boulevard, La Canada, Deputies responded to a burglary alarm call at a business at around 11:45 p.m. to find shattered glass near the entrance and a broken glass storage case in the middle of the store with just one purse remaining inside it. A store employee arrived on scene and reviewed the store's surveillance footage, which showed a white male break the window glass and crawl through to gain entry. Employees said the suspect made off with 18 high-end purses, made by Fendi, Gucci, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Givenchy, among others. latimes.com

Chicago, IL: Burglar hits Pearle Vision, Steals Nearly $7,000 In Designer Glasses
A man who broke into a Pearl Vision store, smashes a display glass and gets away with dozens of high-end frames on Chicago's North Side. Officers responded to the business in the North Lincoln at around 5:30 a.m. Friday morning for a burglary in progress, according to police. The store owner shared surveillance video that shows the man using a crowbar to smash the glass and dump the frames into a large red bucket. abc7chicago.com

La Quinta, CA: Suspected shoplifters arrested with 'high strength magnets'
at Kohl's

La Quinta deputies responded to Kohl's reference a shoplifting in progress. Upon arrival, Marlene Gutierrez and Christie Gutierrez, 36 and 37 of Indio. Marlene was in possession of high strength magnets and Christie was in possession of wire cutters. Surveillance footage showed the two working in conjunction to remove security devices off merchandise. Both were arrested for commercial burglary, burglary tools and conspiracy. They were also believed to be involved in a theft at the 99-cent store. kesq.com

Carson City, NV: Suspect sought in $6,500 Electronics theft form Walmart

Huntsville, AL: Police seeking female suspect in $2,600 wig theft

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Shootings & Deaths

Clarksville, TN: Two people shot and killed outside Longhorn Steakhouse
near Governors Square Mall

Two people were shot Wednesday night in the parking lot of Longhorn Steakhouse on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, police confirmed. Clarksville Police have responded to a shooting at the Longhorn Steakhouse on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. Police responded to Longhorn Steakhouse around 8:30 p.m. after receiving a shots fired call. Officers found two men in the parking lot who had been shot. There were 15-20 bystanders attempted to assist the gunshot victims. The victims were taken to a hospital. One person was later flown to a Nashville hospital. Clarksville Police said on Thursday morning that both of the male victims died from their injuries. The restaurant is located near the Governors Square Mall. wsmv.com

Delaware County, PA: Armed Robbery Ends With Police-Involved Shooting Inside Walgreens
An attempted armed robbery led to a police-involved shooting inside a Brookhaven pharmacy, sources confirm to Eyewitness News. The shooting happened at the 24-hour Walgreens located on the 4000 block of Edgemont Avenue around 4:30 a.m. Ffour men entered the store and tried to rob the place. Police were called and when they arrived the suspects were still inside. At some point, one shot was fired and a suspect was hit in the arm. He was taken to an area hospital and is expected to be okay. The three other suspects are in custody at Brookhaven Police. cbslocal.com


Mississauga ON, CN: Man critically wounded in Mississauga mall shooting
A man is fighting for his life in hospital after a shooting at a mall in the northern part of Mississauga. Peel Regional Police officers were at the scene of the shooting - in the Britannia Rd.- Douguy Blvd. area - on Thursday morning, looking for shell casings and pursuing other aspects of their investigation. "He's still considered in life-threatening condition," said Const. Akhil Mooken. The victim was outside a restaurant when someone shot him at around 11:25 p.m. on Wednesday. torontosun.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

San Antonio, TX: Man hides in Best Buy store at closing time to steal items, gets locked inside
The man walked into the Best Buy store and hid in the restroom until it closed, waited until all the employees left and then broke display cases to steal merchandise. He ran into trouble when he tried to leave through a set of locked doors at a back dock. Investigators said the man cut himself while trying to escape and left a trail of blood behind at the store. "The suspect is finally able to exit the building but panicked that he was unable to escape the building so he left the store empty handed, stranding property throughout the interior of the building that he intended to take." Police said a Best Buy employee was later able to identify the suspect as 25-year-old Jeremy Acosta. Acosta is charged with burglary. klewtv.com

Honolulu, HI: Bystander steps in as man plows moped into Whole Foods
Workers say it all started when a man on a moped tried to steal from the store when a worker tried to stop him. The workers says that the man got on his moped to try and run him over. As shoppers scramble to get out of the way, another man quickly jumps in grabbing him from behind initially it looks like he's backing away until he makes another run for it, but he is blocked in by a watermelon stand. The bystander holds onto him but the rider eventually finds one last opening, gunning it into the shopping cart lane, but the man holds on. Once the bystander actually lifts the moped it was game over. The man held him down until Honolulu Police arrived. kitv.com

Daytona Beach, FL: Shoplifting women leave 9 month old baby in Walmart when confronted by LP
A nine-month-old baby was left inside a Walmart shopping cart after two of three women fled from the store when they were confronted by security after bagging nearly $200 in children's toys and clothing. A loss-prevention officer said he spotted two women taking items and putting them in a dark bag while a third served as lookout. When loss-prevention confronted the three women, two ran out of the store while Taylor Steele, 19, remained behind, the report states. When Steele was asked who were the infant's parents, she was uncooperative and did not provide any information, reports state. In addition to child neglect, Steele is also charged petit theft in the first degree. The other two women were being sought by police. The baby was turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families. nwfdailynews.com

South Brunswick, NJ: Dancing 'Donut Desperado' live streams theft of a single doughnut from Dunkin' Donuts
A South Brunswick Dunkin' doughnut shop was robbed of a single doughnut on Saturday, thanks to a dancing thief who live streamed the entire incident. Dancing onto the counter of the doughnut chain, the 'Donut Desperado' helped himself to a donut before exiting the establishment. foxnews.com

Martinsburg, WV: Woman charged with stabbing during Dollar General shoplifting incident



Singer Faces 20 Years Jail For Allegedly Charging $7 Million On Company Card To Fund Own Music Career
In case you weren't aware, it's actually extremely difficult for musical artists to earn a living in 2019. Or any artist, really. So it's not unusual that someone like Chad Focus, whose single "Dance With Me" ended up on the Billboard "Dance Club Songs" chart last year and got a T-Pain remix, would have another job outside music as an SEO specialist. What is unusual is that the singer, whose real name is Chad Arrington, took a company card and allegedly charged $4.1 million of expenses associated with his music career to it. According to Pitchfork, between 2015 and 2018, Arrington is alleged to have charged his employer for, among other things: audio equipment, artificially inflated Spotify streams, social-media followers and views, concert tickets, travel, and, of course, actual billboards in Times Square. vulture.com

Romanian National Gets 60 Months Fed Prison for $868,000 Multi-State ATM Card Skimming Scheme



Beauty Store - Oak Creek, WI - Burglary
C-Store - Rosedale, MD - Robbery
C-Store - Chilton County, AL - Burglary
CVS - Santa Barbara - Armed Robbery
Clothing Store - La Canada Flintridge, CA - Burglary
Gaming Store- Ocala, FL - Burglary
Gas Station - Warner Robins, GA - Burglary
Grocery Store - Connellsville, PA - Burglary
Grocery Store - Honolulu, HI - Robbery
Nail Salon - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery/employee shot
Pawn Shop - Beaumont, TX - Burglary
Pearl Vision - Chicago, IL - Burglary
Restaurant - Norwalk, CA - Armed Robbery (donuts shop)
Restaurant - Los Angeles County, CA - Burglary (Baskin Robbins)
T-Mobile - Vallejo, CA - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Lancaster County, PA - Burglary
Walgreens - Delaware County, PA - Armed Robbery/suspect shot
Walmart - Carson City, NV - Burglary


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11 burglaries
2 shootings
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