Stores are packed to the brim with bustling gift-getters, and every second an associate spends dealing with potential holiday theft is a missed sales opportunity.
Unfortunately, the convenient self-checkout option is popular among genuine customers and fraudsters alike. Read this article, then check out the video for clips from actual LPRC offender interviews on the subject.
With the incredible depth and breadth of the responsibilities that come under the industry's umbrella, it is unfortunate that the public has little understanding of all the industry does to protect the community far beyond catching shoplifters. [Sponsored]
Who shoplifts? There is no typical profile of a shoplifter. Based on our experience of interviewing offenders, shoplifters can be male or female, of any race, as young as five or well into their seventies.
Despite retailers reporting worrisome and worsening ORC statistics, resources to fight it may be on the verge of stagnating. Only 40 percent said their companies are allocating more resources to fight ORC, down from about half of retailers that noted increased spending in both 2016 and 2015.
The 2018 Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR) Conference was held October 9-11 in Myrtle Beach, SC, with 180 attendees enjoying the 14 sessions, vendor interactions, and networking opportunities. A highlight of the conference was presenting awards for the law enforcement and loss prevention investigations of the year.
The Loss Prevention Research Council conducts more than 100 in-person interviews with active shoplifters each year. Much of what they say pertains to whether they see/get/fear a particular theft deterrent.
Whether in a booster bag, booster girdle, stroller or wearing stolen merchandise out of a store, the fitting room seems like a great place to conceal merchandise. So, what are some current methods to curb shoplifting in fitting rooms?
This type of story does not make the news because it happens quietly and without the media coverage of a natural disaster like Florence. However, it is no less damaging or irresponsible; it is no less a threat to safe stores and communities. [Sponsored post]
One piece of good news for California prosecutors is AB1065, a bill that makes it easier to tackle organized retail crime (ORC). As of July 2018, the bill has moved through the legislature but needs a final push in the state senate to make it to the governor's desk.