ICYMI: LP Industry News of the Week April 18 – 24

LPM news in review

We know that your week can get busy, and the time you have to catch up on the news from around the retail loss prevention industry is often stolen away by other things. That’s why the LPM team sifts through headlines from all over the country to bring only the most relevant LP news to you here, in our special weekly news round-up—the perfect bookend to a productive week.

Here’s What You May Have Missed

3 Teens Arrested for Alleged Involvement in Retail Theft Ring
Three Manteca, Calif. women were arrested and charged under suspicion of organizing retail thefts around the state. The suspects are 19, 18, and 17 years old, and all three were booked on felony charges.

China’s COVID-19 Lockdowns Could Cripple Global Supply Chains Again
Experts are warning that China’s recent string of COVID-19 lockdowns is about to send another shock through global supply chains. At least 373 million people have been affected by the most recent wave of lockdowns across China.

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Demand for Gun-detecting Dogs Skyrockets after Mag Mile Arrest
After a gun-sniffing dog found a firearm on somebody at a Neiman Marcus store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, a local security company providing the same service says their phone has been ringing off the hook.

9 Security Guards Shot in Atlanta in 18 Months
Nine security guards have been shot—five fatally—in metro Atlanta, Georgia since October 2020. One was shot at a fast food restaurant, one at a mall, one at a car dealership, one at a hookah bar, one at a medical center, one at an Apple store, and three at a bar.

Dollar Store Employee Charged with Murder in Shoplifting Suspect’s Death
A dollar store employee has been charged with murder in the shooting of a man suspected of attempting to shoplift from the store. Store employees confronted the man when he attempted to shoplift, leading to him and the shooter getting into a physical altercation.

Authorities Work to Crack Down on Retail Theft
Two women were arrested after they allegedly stole more than $3,500 worth of goods from a California Rite Aid. The women are from Los Angeles and are part of a bigger operation, according to authorities.