A Marietta, Georgia, woman was sentenced to a year in custody after pleading guilty to shoplifting from a Woodstock department store and then dragging a police officer with her car as he tried to stop her, according to court documents. Amy Ridge was arrested after police received a call about Read More
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Two Michigan residents were injured, one critically, when their SUV was struck by a teenage driver being pursued by Indiana State Police after an alleged theft from a Meijer store. Miguel Linares Jr., 34, of Bloomfield Hills, suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in Saturday night’s collision in Warsaw, Indiana., police said. Read More
Edward Mitchell, 21, Curtis Watkins 25, and Vincent Harvey, 21, all residents of Palmdale, CA, were arrested on a slew of charges, including armed robbery, kidnapping, and deputy-involved Shooting. The name of the deceased adult black male is being withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin, officials said. Read More
A Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, man was convicted of all charges stemming from a September 2016 incident in which he stole several items from a Walmart and abducted two women while fleeing from the store’s loss prevention associates. A jury found Michael Ortiz guilty of kidnapping, robbery, unlawful restraint, terroristic threats Read More
One day in October of 2017, a man of medium build entered a Rite Aid in one of the nation’s largest cities, approached the register, and demanded cash. As the drawer was being opened, the subject flung himself over the counter, grabbing whatever cash he could. He fled on foot, Read More
Cashing In on Security
Finding new solutions to an old problem.
By Garett Seivold
It is possible for cash to be an afterthought. Shoppers are using it less, and it doesn’t command attention like new mobile payment methods do. It’s not disappearing, but it’s not changing either. It’s stable and consistent, but maybe Read More
The retail supply chain network is a critical component of the retail machine. While many view the heart of retail as the interactions and events that happen within the store, this support system has always fueled the way. Through a complex web of processes and activity, a well-managed supply chain Read More
Last month, the first book on analytics for loss prevention was released, Essentials of Modeling and Analytics: Retail Risk Management and Asset Protection. The book explores the relationship between criminology theory, analytics and loss prevention. In a series of articles for LP Magazine, the authors will highlight a few thought-provoking Read More
The loss prevention budget is typically the smallest in most organizations. This is especially true when it comes to acquiring technology. But what if you could somehow tap into the budgets of other departments to boost your loss prevention equipment budget?
What if other people in your organization could help you Read More
If given the choice, a criminal would prefer to work behind closed doors or covered/cluttered windows. The Clear Zone program was developed to discourage robberies by placing the robber on stage. The program was created because convenience stores and gas stations have one of the highest rates of robbery incidents. Read More