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Moving Up

Troy Harding named Director of Asset Protection for the Kroger Company
The Kroger Company continues to evolve it’s strategy on improving shrink and eliminating waste as it works to grow sales while controlling costs. In support of the evolution of the re-structure of the Asset Protection department, Mike Lamb (Vice President of Asset Protection) announced that Troy Harding would be joining the team as Director of Asset Protection, supporting merchandising efforts across the enterprise. Troy’s responsibilities will be to lead the team’s efforts in creating strong partnerships with the merchandising team that will effectively pave the way for strong strategic thinking, following a visionary path to driving sales while focusing on shrink control, and ensure that programs and processes that support these efforts are sustained internally and throughout the Kroger Enterprise.

Troy brings a diverse set of experiences to the Asset Protection Team. Troy has worked in several areas of the country in which Kroger operates including Oregon and Alaska in the Fred Meyer Division and in Houston, Texas as part of the Houston Division of Kroger. His background includes running Stores, working on District Teams in Operational and Merchandising roles and was most recently the Houston Division’s Retail Operations Manager and District Manager prior to that. Congratulations Troy!

Nicholas Spiak promoted to Director Field Asset Protection for BJ's Wholesale Club

Prior to taking on this position, Nicholas was served as Regional Asset Protection for BJ's Wholesale Club for nearly eight years. Before that, he was Executive Team Leader Asset Protection for Target for nearly four years and District Security Director for Macy's for over two years. He graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Congratulations Nicholas! 

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The D&D Daily's Publicly Reported
'Retail Violent Death Report'
Q4 & Full Year 2017

Deaths up 34% in Q4 - 114 Deaths in Q4
Up 13% in Full Year - 424 Deaths Full Year

Quarterly Comparison

Q4 2017
 114 Retail violent deaths
 108 Criminal acts

Compared to Q4 2016

Deaths - 79, up 44%
Criminal acts - 74, up 46%

Yearly Comparison

 424 Retail violent deaths
 390 Criminal acts

Compared to 2016

Deaths - 374, up 13%
Criminal acts - 354, up 10%

Q4 Violent Deaths - 78 Victims/36 Suspects

Q4 2017
68%, 78 victims killed - up 36%
32%, 36 suspects killed - up 29%

Q3 2017

67%, 57 victims killed - down 28%
33%, 28 suspects killed - down 18%

Q2 2017

70%, 79 victims killed
30%, 34 suspects killed

Q1 2017
53.5%, 60 victims killed
46.5%, 52 suspects killed

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We're Not Seeing the Real Crime Numbers - Especially in Retail
"An ‘Iceberg’ of Unseen Crimes: Many Cyber Offenses Go Unreported"
Tools used to fight crime & measure crime trends in the U.S. are outdated

Even as certain kinds of crimes are declining, others are increasing — yet because so many occur online and have no geographic borders, local police departments face new challenges not only fighting them, but also keeping track of them. Politicians often promote crime declines without acknowledging the rise of new cybercrimes.

Many of the offenses are not even counted when major crimes around the nation are tallied. Among them: identity theft; sexual exploitation; ransomware attacks; fentanyl purchases over the dark web; human trafficking for sex or labor; revenge porn; credit card fraud; child exploitation; and gift or credit card schemes that gangs use to raise cash for their traditional operations or vendettas.

In a sense, technology has created an extraordinary moment for industrious criminals, increasing profits without the risk of street violence. Digital villainy can be launched from faraway states, or countries, eliminating physical threats the police traditionally confront. Cyberperpetrators remain unknown. Law enforcement officials, meanwhile, ask themselves: Who owns their crimes? Who must investigate them? What are the specific violations? Who are the victims? How can we prevent it?

The rise of the crimes flies in the face of the proclamations of politicians who declare crime an all but defeated societal ill.

“You have to go back to the 1950s to see crime this low,” Bill de Blasio, New York City’s second-term Democratic mayor, said recently on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” His comments reflected last year’s historically low numbers of murders and shootings, burglaries, robberies and auto thefts — offenses measured by the police CompStat tracking program.

But to many criminologists, academics and law enforcement leaders, crimes like car theft are anachronisms in a modern era in which the internet’s virtual superhighways have supplanted brick-and-mortar streets as the scenes for muggings, prostitution rings or commercial burglaries. They see dips in traditional violence and larceny as offset by a twin phenomenon: A surge in the evolving crimes of the digital era, and the fact that they are not fully captured in law enforcement’s reporting systems.

“It’s the old iceberg metaphor,” said Nola Joyce, a former deputy commissioner of Philadelphia’s police department. “What we know about is above the surface. But in terms of value, and in terms of harm, a lot of that crime is below the surface.”

Ms. Joyce is working with others on a panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, to modernize local and federal crime-classification systems.

New solutions are a priority, too, for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and progressive police commanders. They say that without timely, accurate data on crime, criminal justice leaders cannot see and respond coherently to national trends or make informed policy and spending decisions or tailor deployment strategies to best battle them.

Baltimore retail businesses forced to hire private security to fight
rising violent crime
Baltimore’s violent crime problem has grown so serious that a group of private businesses is banding together to hire a private security firm to help make their customers feel safe as they walk in the door.

According to WJZ-TV, local retailers believe that the city’s crime problem is contributing to a city-wide drop in retail shopping, even in low crime areas

Several businesses in the Federal Hill area who have banded together to buy private security in order to combat the appearance that it isn’t safe to shop in their stores. The companies have banded together to form a nonprofit, called Federal Hill Main Street, which will provide private security patrols to bars and stores in the area. Retailers in Federal Hill aren’t the first companies in Baltimore to have this idea: a group of businesses in the Fell’s Point area of Baltimore paid to have private security to provide muscle during the holiday season in order to help shoppers feel safe.

GUESS Appoints Special Committee to Oversee Sexual Harassment Investigation
The Company is committed to completing an extensive and impartial investigation into all of the facts. On February 7, 2018, the Board of Directors formed a Special Committee comprised of two independent directors to oversee an ongoing investigation into recent allegations of improper conduct by Paul Marciano. Mr. Marciano adamantly denies the allegations.

The investigation is being conducted by the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. In addition, the Board has retained the law firm of Glaser Weil, LLP to advise the Special Committee.

Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy
Facial recognition technology is improving by leaps and bounds. Some commercial software can now tell the gender of a person in a photograph.

When the person in the photo is a white man, the software is right 99 percent of the time.

But the darker the skin, the more errors arise — up to nearly 35 percent for images of darker skinned women, according to a new study that breaks fresh ground by measuring how the technology works on people of different races and gender.

These disparate results, calculated by Joy Buolamwini, a researcher at the M.I.T. Media Lab, show how some of the biases in the real world can seep into artificial intelligence, the computer systems that inform facial recognition.

Color Matters in Computer Vision
Facial recognition algorithms made by Microsoft, IBM and Face++ were more likely to misidentify the gender of black women than white men.

In modern artificial intelligence, data rules. A.I. software is only as smart as the data used to train it. If there are many more white men than black women in the system, it will be worse at identifying the black women.

Researchers at the Georgetown Law School estimated that 117 million American adults are in face recognition networks used by law enforcement — and that African Americans were most likely to be singled out, because they were disproportionately represented in mug-shot databases.

Consumer Sentiment in Favor of Retailers Tracking Return Fraud
An attempt to stop fraud has some stores refusing to accept returns from certain shoppers.

A national database keeps a record of returns and flags people who do it too often. When shoppers are forced to hand over their driver’s license before making a return that information is entered into a national online database that keeps tabs on all your returns.

As a business man, I would expect that some people would abuse the privilege, so if I owned a store, I would track it,” shopper Craig said.

Officials with the Retail Equation wouldn't name clients, but they did state that 12 of the top 50 retailers in the country are subscribers.

The company's purpose is to curb return fraud, which accounts for about a $10 billion loss each year in the U.S. “If they’re not tracking this, if they aren’t tracking return fraud, then the cost is passed down to consumers,” Shannon Nelson, with the Better Business Bureau, said.

Action News Jax’s Danielle Avitable called around and found out that Best Buy, Sephora and Victoria’s Secret all keep track of how many times you return items at their stores.

“I think they should have some limits set on it,” shopper Kim Karshner said.

The Digital Gold Rush
Freezes Most Cap Money

The one common thread in virtually all of retail right now is that budgets are flowing to the digital gold rush. With a number of retailers actually saying until they figure out how much the digital push needs they're almost freezing the rest of the capital budget in most departments, at least temporarily.

Amazon laying off 'several hundred' corporate employees in rare cutback
Amazon is laying off hundreds of corporate employees, a rare cutback for a company that has spent most of the last few years in a frantic growth spurt.

The layoffs, underway now, will fall on several hundred employees at the online retailer’s Seattle headquarters, along with hundreds more elsewhere in Amazon’s global operations, one person familiar with the cuts said. The layoffs are primarily focused on Amazon’s consumer retail businesses, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The cuts come after a hiring binge that took the company’s Seattle head count to more than 40,000 people, from just 5,000 in 2010.

According to several employees, the rapid growth of the last two years left some units over budget and some teams with too much staff for their work. Amazon had implemented hiring freezes in recent months across several groups, a move that reduced the company’s open job listings in Seattle to their lowest level in years.

Charlotte-based Belk cuts 58 full-time jobs company-wide
The positions that were eliminated included assistant store managers, operations managers and sales team managers in Belk stores across 16 states, the company said Friday. Twelve such jobs were in North Carolina.

Founded as a small shop in Monroe in 1888 that grew into the largest family-owned department store chain in the U.S., Belk operates about 292 stores across its 16-state footprint.

Walmart Eliminates Field Safety Positions
According to our sources Walmart just eliminated the 5 or 6 field safety positions they had.

Social Media Brand Impact
Lawsuit alleges Ulta resold used cosmetics as new

A California woman is suing Ulta Beauty, the suburban Chicago-based cosmetics retailer, for allegedly reselling used makeup as new to unsuspecting consumers.
The lawsuit, filed last month in a federal court in Chicago, seeks class-action status for what it claims is Ulta’s “widespread and surreptitious practice” of repackaging returned cosmetics and mixing them back on the shelf to sell at full price with unblemished products.

The alleged practice of reselling returned cosmetics came to light on Jan. 9, when Twitter user @fatinamxo, who claimed to be a former Ulta employee, posted several messages about her experiences with reselling used products.

Her Twitter feed lit up with posts from others who claimed to be Ulta employees, with some supporting her contention and others rejecting it. Meanwhile, customers mostly expressed shock and displeasure over the alleged practice, coloring their comments with expressive GIFs and emojis.

DOJ's No. 3 Resigns For Walmart Top Corp. Governance Post
Rachel Brand, the third-in-command at the U.S. Justice Department, is leaving the agency to become head of global corporate governance at Walmart Inc. Walmart was looking internally and externally to fill the post. Brand's tenure at DOJ lasted less than a year.

Brand will oversee Walmart’s legal department, in addition to ethics and compliance and global investigations.

Is the American mall dead - or poised to thrive?
As American malls lose traditional department store flagships and other retailers, the path forward is likely in reimagining malls as "consumer engagement spaces" that cater to consumers "less interested in owning things than in having experiences and accessing functionalities," according to a new report from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

The U.S. is "dramatically overstored," especially compared to other countries, where urban planning and the evolution of technology have spurred a much different retail evolution, according to the report. There's some 24 square feet of commercial retail space for every American, compared to a fraction of that elsewhere in the world, the authors say.

Technology and demographics are also driving change, much more so than during retail's heyday in the 20th century, the authors said.

11th Circ. Favors Publix Super Markets In Slip-And-Fall Suit
A three-judge Eleventh Circuit panel on Wednesday affirmed a verdict for supermarket chain Publix in a slip-and-fall suit, rejecting the injured woman and her health care company's argument that the lower court made errors during the litigation.

On July 24, 2012, Robin Houston was shopping at a Publix supermarket in McDonough, Georgia, when she slipped and fell in the dairy aisle, according to the opinion. She then sued Publix, claiming that she had slipped on liquid left in the aisle and that her fall caused her serious medical injuries. Following the trial, the jury returned a verdict in August 2015 in favor of Publix.

Dunkin' Donuts to add 1,000 U.S. locations by end of 2020

Analysts: Bon-Ton liquidation could happen; more store closures likely

Nobody Is Safe From The Amazon
Amazon reportedly to launch challenge to FedEx, UPS

Global Electronic Article Surveillance Market Forecast 2018-2023: Tyco Retail Solutions, Checkpoint Systems, All Tag and Nedap

Quarterly Results
Urban Outfitters Q4 comp's up 4%, sales up 5.7%, full yr comp's flat, net sales up 2%
Ingles Markets Q1 comp's up 2.2% (excluding gas), net sales up 2.8%

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Gap to Close Banana Republic NYC HQ - Cut 112 Employees

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Six Cybersecurity Reports Released Week of Feb 5-9
Javelin Strategy and Research, Bromium, Menlo Security, Infoblox, ThreatMetrix and PagerDuty

In the aggregate, the reports show that threats continue to grow, alongside with the cost and complexity of detecting threats.

On Feb. 6 Javelin Strategy and Research released its 2018 Identity Fraud Study, reporting that there was a record high for identity fraud in the U.S. in 2017. According to the report, there were 16.7 million victims of identity fraud in 2017, up by 1.3 million from 2016. All that identity fraud carries a large cost, amounting to approximately $16.8 billion for the year.

2017 was a runaway year for fraudsters, and with the amount of valid information they have on consumers, their attacks are just getting more complex,”

One of the positive areas for fraud though in 2017 was the success of EMV based credit cards. According to Javelin Strategy and Research, online fraud is now more likely than in-store point-of-sale fraud due to EMV card adoption.

Menlo Security released its 2017 State of the Web report on Feb. 5 revealing what it saw as sources of attack from across the web landscape. One of the primary culprits are organizations that continue to use older, unsupported software.

According to Bromium’s analysis, organizations spend $345,300 per year on detection-based security tools, including anti-virus and advanced threat detection technologies. The detection-based tools generate over one million alerts per year, of which 750,000 are false positives. To add further insult to injury, Bromium estimates that organizations are spending 413,920 hours per year triaging threat detection system alerts.

“Our customers tell us their SOC (Security Operations Center) teams are drowning in alerts, many of which are false positives, and they are spending millions to address them.”

Part of threat detection is threat intelligence, which is the subject of Infoblox’s third annual study on the state of threat intelligence exchange conducted by the Ponemon Institute, that was released on Feb. 7.

The report found 67 percent of IT and security professionals spend over 50 hours per week on threat investigations. When looking at the threat information they receive, 66 percent of of the study’s respondents reported that shared information is not timely, while 41 percent indicated that that the threat information shared is too complicated.

“Cybersecurity takes a village, and this survey spotlights a real need for the cybersecurity community and public sector to better cooperate and communicate to share intel on security threats,”

So what does it all mean? Simply put, threats and cyberattackers aren’t going away they are only growing in number and volume of attacks. Simply attempting to scale existing process and spending more on threat detection alone isn’t enough. All the activity in IT operations is also leading to an erosion of the work-life balance for a lot of IT professionals.

CISOs map out their cybersecurity plan for 2018
What's on the short list for enterprise cybersecurity programs in the coming year? As attack vectors increase -- think IoT

There are always more opportunities to make more impact and add more controls than there are the resources and time to do so," he said. "So how do we create a decision-making framework so we get [our priorities in order]? And we're not doing things because it's a shiny object, but instead because it [has] real business impact?"

L.L. Bean to embed data-gathering sensors in coats, boots
L.L. Bean plans to sell coats and boots with Internet of Things sensors embedded in them that will be able to collect data, and send it to an Ethereum blockchain system, allowing the retailer to analyze data related to temperature, movement and how often customers wear and wash the clothing, among other things, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The technology, which includes a small square of fabric containing flexible circuits and a device with near-field communications connectivity, is being provided by Loomia, a self-described smart textile technology start-up.

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Where Luxury Brands Go, Counterfeiters Are Sure to Follow
Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Gucci are just a few of luxury and fashion brands that have been re-establishing themselves in India in recent years in light of a revival of the country's economy. Looking to pounce on the spending power of the Indian consumer, Flipkart – India’s version of Amazon, which raised $4 billion from the likes of Japan’s SoftBank, China’s Tencent and eBay and Microsoft in 2017 – has emerged as a dominant player in the online fashion retail space, thanks, in at least part, to its fashion-specific subsidiary, Myntra. And all the while, e-commerce giants like Net-a-Porter and FarFetch are actively servicing the nation.

India's rising income and shifting consumption patterns are not, however, without drawbacks. For instance, with the growth of e-commerce has come a market for counterfeit and other infringing products, which, under the guise of anonymity provided by the online market interface, has been able to thrive. The sale of counterfeit goods – from luxury fashion to pharmaceutical – is a sizable business. Yes, as of last year, counterfeit goods accounted for almost 10 percent of global trade, totaling $500 billion annually, according to the World Customs Organization.

As a result of the burgeoning market for fakes, brand-owners are pouring resources into the fight to protect the reputations of their brands and their sources of revenue in large part because the nature of e-commerce has made the threat of fakes more dire than ever before. In the past, the consumers who bought cheaper knockoffs were not the target clientele for the brand-owners.

However, given the rise in sophistication of e-commerce operations and the ease with which counterfeiters can recreate real brand owners’ or retailers’ e-commerce sites – often by stealing brand owners’product photos and offering products at similar price points (as opposed to grossly less expensive ones) – can pass their products off as the real thing to well-meaning consumers with increased success.

One such case comes by of Hermes, which took Indian leather goods company, Da Milano, to court in 2013 to stop the sale of handbags that resemble Hermes’s famed Birkin Bag. The French luxury brand was granted a preliminary injunction in 2013 from the Delhi High Court, thereby preventing Da Milano from continuing the sell the bags at issue and further infringing Hermes’s intellectual property rights.

Thereafter, Christian Louboutin filed a trademark infringement and counterfeiting lawsuit, alleging that an Indian footwear brand was selling shoes online, claiming that they were authentic Louboutin shoes, and using the “CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN” trademark prominently on its websites.

USTR: Counterfeit and pirated physical products valued at nearly half a trillion dollars
According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative,
imports of counterfeit and pirated physical products are valued at approximately half a trillion dollars, or about 2.5 percent of all imports around the globe.

The recent review of notorious markets identifies 43 such markets offering counterfeit or pirated goods either through physical stores or online channels.
A total of 25 notorious markets identified in the report operate in the online space as websites either facilitating infringing conduct or lacking consumer privacy safeguards, some of which even enable the installation of malware on consumer computers.

Unsurprisingly, illegal streaming of copyrighted content, especially movies, seems to be the most prevalent form of piracy committed by online markets identified in the USTR’s notorious markets report.

Other notorious online markets engage in the sale and distribution of counterfeit physical goods such as pharmaceuticals. Other counterfeit physical goods sold by online markets include textbooks, offered through Chinese business-to-business e-commerce platform, and automotive parts, available through Chinese e-commerce platform

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Bayonne, NJ: Two men used stolen credit card info in $76K fraud scheme at Stop & Shop; sentenced to 5 years
A Jersey City man was sentenced to five years in prison for using phony credit and debit cards to buy more than $76,000 in gift cards at the local Stop & Shop. Clifford Dominique, 25, of Jersey City, was sentenced to five years in prison by Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul M. DePascale on Friday, and was ordered to pay restitution of $58,000 to Ahold USA, Inc.

Stuart, FL: Police accuse Miami woman of stealing, using 9 credit cards; hit Best Buy for $3,500
On Friday, Stuart Police responded to investigate a theft of a wallet in Home Goods. The victim reported that she was shopping at Home Goods and received an alert that her credit card was being used at a Jensen Beach Best Buy. That’s when the victim realized her wallet was stolen from her purse, which contained several credit cards, $600 in cash and her driver license.

Another officer responded to Best Buy, trying to locate the suspect and it was discovered that more than $3,500 had already been charged on the victim’s Discover account.

Cortes used the victim’s personal information to create a fake Florida driver license with Cortes’ photograph. Stuart Police responded to Target a few blocks away and found Cortes in the electronics department. A Martin County Sheriff’s deputy escorted Cortes into the store’s Loss Prevention Office and while doing so, Cortes began to send several text messages.

Police believe that she warned an accomplice. The stolen goods and accomplice have yet to be located.

South Point, OH: Owner arrested in Thrift Store raid; stolen merchandise and drugs
A thrift store in South Point was raided Friday afternoon by police, resulting in the store owner’s arrest.
The South Point Police chief says they’ve received complaints about the World Thrift store on 4th Street for weeks. During the raid, the chief says they found powder cocaine, meth residue, and stolen property. The owner, Jay Ferrell, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and receiving stolen property. Police are still working to determine how much property at the business was stolen.

Northbrook, IL: Suspect arrested following $1,400 theft from CVS
Ronald Dillard, 44, of Chicago, was arrested at 10:26 a.m. on Feb. 4 and charged with felony retail theft. Police were told he left the CVS in the 900 block of Willow Road without having paid for about $1,400 worth of merchandise.

Chicopee, MA: Two Ludlow women are facing felony shoplifting charges after they allegedly tried to steal more than $1,225 worth of items from the Chicopee Walmart on Friday
Miranda Lavender and Pamela Moffat removed security sensors on two TVs, as well as other items, and tried to leave the store.

Nile, IL: Victoria’s Secret reports theft of $788 from Golf Mill Mall
An unidentified woman stole 50 pieces of assorted underwear from the Victoria's Secret at the Golf Mill Mall between 7:30 p.m. and 8:27 p.m. on Feb. 5, police were told. The total value was $788.85

Pittsburgh, PA: Man who led forged Prescription Ring sentenced to more than 6 years in Federal Prison
U.S. District Judge Mark R. Hornak sentenced Barry Lee Dorsey II, 26, to the prison term Friday, plus three years supervised release and a fine of about $3,500. He was found guilty of health care fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft. Dorsey operated a ring in which prescriptions were forged with the names, federal Drug Enforcement Agency numbers, medical license numbers and signatures of real medical doctors.

Seal Beach, CA: Suspects arrested in Sprint Store Armed Robbery; over $130,000 of merchandise stolen
Police in Seal Beach Saturday said some suspects wanted in connection for the Jan. 28 robbery of a Sprint wireless store were arrested Tuesday in an attempt to rob a similar store in Santa Barbara. Police in Santa Barbara said Tafilele Puaauli, 45, and Vaafatu Matvia, 35, used a ruse about 4 p.m. Tuesday to enter the store which was occupied but closed for business. Once inside they allegedly pulled out a gun, locked the two employees inside a bathroom and took a number of Apple products with a value of approximately $130,000.

Chico, CA: Shoplifters caught on tape at Pep Boys; walked out with $700 in merchandise, staged to steal an additional $700

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Shootings & Deaths

China: Beijing man kills 1, injures 12 in Mall knife attack
A woman was killed and 12 other people injured after a man carried out a knife attack in a mall in a busy shopping district in the Chinese capital, Beijing, police said on Sunday. Beijing police said in a short statement they had detained a man over the early afternoon attack at the Joy City Mall in the Xidan district.

Jersey City, NJ: 2 Stabbed During Brawl at JC Penney in the Newport City Mall
Two men were stabbed and a third man was injured during a group fight at a New Jersey mall Saturday night. Witnesses described a large crowd of people fighting at a JCPenney around 6:30 p.m. before running through Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City. One of them was a 20-year-old who was stabbed multiple times. The other was a 21-year-old who was stabbed in his hands.

Edgewood, NM: New Mexico State Police investigating Gas Station Armed Robbery, Store Clerk shot and killed

Fort Lauderdale, FL: 1 killed, 1 injured in shooting at Fort Lauderdale Shell station

DeKalb County, GA: Clerk, 2 other people shot during liquor store robbery

Fresno, CA: Surge in gang violence sends 7 people to the hospital in 5 separate shootings; Additional 100 Police Officers on the streets after gun violence erupts in the community

Robberies, Thefts & Assaults

Yonkers, NY: Cardi B’s Bodyguard Says He Was Attacked By Security at Shop Rite
A celebrity bodyguard said he was attacked by security at a New York Shop Rite Thursday after he accidentally pocketed a bottle of cold medicine. Soularis Saunders, a security guard who has worked for celebrities such as rapper Cardi B, said he accidentally pocketed the medicine because his hands were full. While leaving the supermarket, he said a security guard at the Yonkers store confronted him and used excessive force. “He jumps on me, grabs my pocket, grabs my neck and says ‘come with me,'” Saunders said.

Honolulu, HI: Robbery suspect drives off with victim on his car hood
Honolulu police arrested a man, who was allegedly attempting to take $22.99 worth of vape pods from the McCully area Vape Kings store, when he drove off with a sales associate on the hood of his car. The sales associate chased his car to a traffic light and stood in front of it demanding that he return the items. According to the report, the victim eventually fell onto the roadway, sustaining minor scrapes. Police located the suspect nearby and arrested him around 6:51 p.m. for first-degree robbery.

Phoenix, AZ: Suspect pulls knife on Home Depot employees

Pasadena, CA: Man subdued by Police with Taser after attacking Sephora Loss Prevention

Boynton Beach, FL: Man charged in 7-Eleven and C-Store Armed Robberies, linked to four more

Fargo, ND: Customer in Convenience Store Foils Armed Robbery

Little Rock, AR: Man accused of 5 Armed Robberies in 3 weeks

Nashville, IL: C-Store Armed Robber turns himself in to Police in California for a Robbery in Illinois; also wanted by U.S. Army for desertion

Sentencings & Arrests

Newark, NJ: Life Sentence Imposed in Murder of New Jersey Store Clerk
A man convicted of gunning down a New Jersey store clerk three years ago to prevent him from testifying in a robbery case has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

Newark, DE: Man sentenced to 9 years for robbing C- stores with sawed-off shotgun

Muskegon County, MI: Unarmed Gas Station robber sentenced to 7 years

Eau Claire, WI: Man given 10 months in jail after multiple c-store robberies

Jackson, MS: Man charged in shooting that killed gas station owner

Chesterfield, VA: Suspect pleads guilty in store clerk murder

(Update) Ohio: Third person arrested in large-scale fake ID case

Escambia County, FL: Man faces at least 30 years for using a Taser during a C-Store robbery


Over 2,000 counterfeit hats seized in Delaware liquor and tobacco stores

Bomb Threat

Raytown, MO: Walmart evacuated after bomb threat


Robberies and Burglaries
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Arby’s – Lexington, KY – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Lakeville, MN – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Hendersonville, NC – Robbery
C-Store – Oklahoma City, OK – Armed Robbery / Bomb Threat
C-Store – Fort Myers, FL – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Waterloo, IA – Robbery / Assault
C-Store – Broken Arrow, OK – Robbery
C-Store – C- Store – Armed Robbery
C- Store – New Castle, PA – Robbery
C-Store – Jackson, MS – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Memphis, TN – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Pasco County, FL – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Lee County, FL – Armed Robbery
C-Store – South Bend, IN – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Roanoke Rapids, NC – Armed Robbery
C-Store - Websterville, VT – Armed Robbery
Cell Phone Store – Pasco County, FL – Armed Robbery
CVS – Tulsa, OK – Robbery
Dollar General – Youngstown, OH – Robbery
Dollar General – Columbia, TN – Armed Robbery
Dollar General – Little Rock, AR – Armed Robbery
Dollar General – Boone County, KY – Armed Robbery
Dollar Tree – Palmyra, PA - Robbery
Domino’s – Portland, OR – Armed Robbery
Family Dollar – Houma, LA - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar – Tucson, AZ – Armed Robbery
Family Dollar – West Haven, CT – Robbery/ Assault
Gas Station – Edgewood, NM – Armed Robbery / Clerk shot and killed
King Soopers – Colorado Springs, CO – Robbery
Liquor Store – DeKalb County, GA – Armed Robbery Clerk and witness shot and wounded
Liquor Store – Decatur, GA – Armed Robbery / Clerk and 2 Suspect shot and wounded
Rite Aid – Youngstown, OH – Robbery
Subway – Dahlgren, VA – Armed Robbery
Tobacco Store – Houston, TX – Burglary
Tractor Supply – Shawano, WI - Armed Robbery
Video Store – Lansing, MI – Armed Robbery
Walgreens – Omaha, NE – Robbery
7-Eleven- Boynton Beach, FL – Armed Robbery

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37 robberies
1 burglary
3 shootings
1 killing

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