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
Retail Organizations Call on Congress to Pass INFORM Act
The Buy Safe America Coalition, the Coalition to Protect America’s Small Sellers, and the National Association of Manufacturers sent a letter to congress on Monday urging them to pass the INFORM Consumers Act.
Illinois State Attorney Reconsiders Retail Theft Policy
Cook County Illinois State Attorney Kim Foxx is reconsidering her office’s long-standing policy to not prosecute felony retail theft unless the value of the stolen items is higher than $1,000 after a rise in organized retail crime in Chicago and the suburbs.
Connecticut Joins List of States Forming ORC Task Forces
Connecticut is the latest state to form a task force charged with combating the growing problem of organized robberies at brick-and-mortar retailers. The task force will investigate robberies in an attempt to identify the organizations behind them.
California Authorities Arrest Dozens in Weeklong Siege Against Theft
California Highway Patrol investigators with the Border Division’s ORC Task Force worked with 10 retail partners to arrest 27 suspected thieves for stealing $7,146 in merchandise during a weeklong siege against organized retail theft and highway violence.
LA Times Questions Widely Shared Retail Crime Statistics
The LA Times published an article on Wednesday stating there is reason to question whether the issue of organized retail crime is as serious as many retailers and organizations are claiming.