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Photo courtesy Burbank Police -- Suspect in theft at Bret Harte Elementary School 3200 Jeffries Avenue, Burbank

Person of interest arrested in Burbank school theft case

A person of interest has been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of money and a credit card from a teacher’s purse at Bret Harte Elementary School in Burbank . A week ago yesterday, Burbank Police released photos of the suspect and her vehicle and asked for the public’s help in tracking down the woman described in a news release only as “African-American, 30 to 40 years old. ” The news release and photos had a huge impact. After they were sent out investigators reportedly “began receiving calls... Read More →

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How Target ignored early warnings and got hacked

You would think if a company went to the trouble and money to install a security procedure it would be followed,  but apparently, that was not the case with Target. The giant retailer got hacked last fall, during the kick-off to the holiday season, and data for40 million customer credit cards were stolen. But it didn’t have to happen. Months earlier, Target installed a $1.6 million malware detection tool and  set up a system where its security team would... Read More →

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Burbank Police report: Thieves snatch panties, electronics, and a BMW

Over the last couple of weeks or so, brazen thieves reportedly went shopping again in Burbank. The latest Burbank Police report released yesterday, provided a long list of thefts. Among them, $525 worth of bras, panties, and clothing ripped off from the Victoria’s Secret in the Burbank Town Center over on East Magnolia Boulevard. This happened when the store was apparently open for business. In residential burglaries, jewelry, cameras, office equipment, purses, and a couple of hand guns were reported missing.  Also, several vehicles were broken into: in one case a 2004... Read More →

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