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ICYMI: LP Industry News of the Week April 25 – May 1

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

Robbers Use Bulldozer to Smash Through Seattle Pot Shop
Deputies were called to an unusual scene last Saturday after three thieves used a front loader to smash through a marijuana dispensary in South Seattle. All three of the suspects were wearing masks during the robbery.

7 News Miami Investigates Retail Theft
The 7 News Miami Nitghtteam’s Kevin Ozebek recently investigated the increase in brazen retail theft, interviewing Detective Raymond Ketchmark with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and Home Depot Director of Asset Protection Mike Combs.

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Federal Investigation of Boise Mall Shooting Finds Security Officers were Exposed to Danger
A federal investigation by the US Department of Labor has determined that Professional Security Consultants, a company that provides security officers, repeatedly exposed its employees at the Boise Towne Square mall to workplace violence hazards.

3 Men Rob 8 Indianapolis Cellphone Stores in 25 Days
A federal grand jury is charging three men from Indianapolis for their role in a series of armed cellphone store robberies that occurred throughout Indianapolis and Fishers, Ind. over a 25-day span in late 2021.

Western Washington Grocery Workers Bargain for Improved Store Safety
Grocery workers across Western Washington are bargaining for more than just wage hikes. Frontline employees with Safeway, Kroger, and Albertsons in the Puget Sound area want to secure added workplace safety measures after increased theft and COVID-19 concerns.

Police Veteran Accused of Robbing NC Store then Giving Money Back
A 63-year-old former Raleigh, N.C. police officer was arrested this month after allegedly robbing a Family Dollar store at gunpoint and then returning to give back the money. He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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