ICYMI: LP Industry News of the Week Feb. 21-27

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

Amazon Continues Opening Grocery Stores with Cashierless Checkout
California is getting its eleventh Amazon brick-and-mortar grocery store and its third featuring a fully autonomous checkout.

Seattle Businesses Fatigued from Reporting Shoplifting Cases with No End in Sight
There’s been a two-year decline in the number of shoplifting cases referred to Seattle Police (SPD) from the city’s biggest retailers, despite claims by many businesses to the contrary.

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Police Detectives Uncover ORC Ring Targeting Home Depot
Detectives uncovered an alleged organized retail theft ring behind dozens of heists from Home Depot stores throughout Southern California, Simi Valley police announced Thursday.

Women Accused of International Crime Ring Caught on Camera
Two women believed to be part of an international crime ring are accused of hitting at least two jewelry stores in Middle Tennessee. Investigators believe Andreia Anghel and Marioara Munteanu hit a jewelry store in South Nashville taking off with nearly $20,000 in jewelry before stopping at a store in Cookeville where they got away with nearly $30,000 in product.

Florida Shoplifter Caught on Camera Stuffing a Crossbow Down His Pants
A brazen but goofy Florida shoplifter was caught on video awkwardly stealing a crossbow stuffing it down his pants.