ICYMI: LP Industry News of the Week April 4 – 10

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

US Chamber of Commerce Asks Legislators to Help Stop Retail Crime
The US Chamber of Commerce wrote a letter to federal lawmakers, asking Congress to put a stop to the “national crisis” of shoplifting. The letter suggested legislation aimed at stopping the sale of stolen goods online.

Chicago Retail Thief Arrested Thanks to Gun-sniffing Dog
A Chicago man attempted to steal a $995 belt from a Neiman Marcus on the Magnificent Mile before a security guard’s canine alerted the handler to a gun the thief was carrying—a 9mm handgun.

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Proposed California Bill Aimed at Stopping ORC Paused
California Assembly Bill 2390, a bill intended to crack down on rising retail robberies, is now on pause due to a lack of support from the Democratic Party. They hope to reintroduce the bill later this month.

Former Employee Shoots 2 Workers at South Carolina Industrial Plant
Two people were injured in a workplace shooting in South Carolina Tuesday night before the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities believe the shooter was a former employee at the plant, and he appeared to have a rifle.

NYC Shoplifting Skyrockets by 81%
Shoplifting complaints in the Big Apple have skyrocketed by 81 percent this year compared to last as the city continues to reel from a crime surge that’s eclipsing pre-pandemic levels, data released by the NYPD shows.

Man Charged in Organized Retail Theft of Alcohol from Seattle Target
A man has been charged with second-degree organized retail theft for stealing more than $2,300 worth of alcohol from a downtown Seattle Target from Dec. 24, 2020 through Jan. 14, 2021, making 22 trips to the store in total.