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
San Francisco’s Plan to Fight Retail Theft with Deputy Overtime Approved
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved a proposal on Tuesday allowing sheriff’s deputies to voluntarily work overtime providing security at stores and malls, paid for by the private businesses. The legislation was approved 7-3.
$30 Million in Counterfeit Goods Seized at California Ports Last Month
US Customs and Border Protection officers working in conjunction with other forces seized over $30 million worth of fake designer products at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport last month.
NPR Examines How Online Marketplaces Contribute to ORC
Videos of smash-and-grab robberies at high-end stores are all over social media. In this piece by NPR’s Martin Kaste, retailers say the bigger problem, though, is the daily thefts of more mundane merchandise.
Chicago Police Find Millions of Dollars’ Worth of Stolen Goods in Raid
An unrelated arrest by the Chicago Police Department led to a state task force seizing millions of dollars’ worth of goods stolen from retailers—the first major bust resulting from the work of Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force.
Safeway Tries to Slam the Door Shut on Shoplifters
Safeway in San Francisco is rolling out new restrictive solutions in hopes they will stop the recent spree of retail crime. These solutions include metal gates that swing shut and lock behind customers and barriers to direct people through the self-checkout area.