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ICYMI: LP Industry News of the Week Feb. 7 – 13

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

Chicago Crime Ringleader Arrested
A Chicago man arrested with $5 in his pocket is accused of leading a crew in a spree of high-end smash-and-grabs, stealing an estimated $175,000 in merchandise and dumping cash registers on the street where Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker lives.

Supermarket Theft Rising in Canada
Shoplifting appears to be on the rise at grocery stores in Canada as a growing number of supermarkets report an increase in thefts of food and pharmacy products. Meat is the number one stolen item, followed by cheese and over-the-counter medicine.

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Home Depot Shoplifting Sting Nets 17 Arrests
A two-day operation targeting Albuquerque hardware store theft netted 17 arrests over the first weekend of February. The sting was conducted by the newly founded Organized Retail Crime Task Force.

Illinois Retail Association Partners with Attorney General to Fight ORC
The Illinois Retail Merchants Association has partnered with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul to announce a sweeping proposal meant to combat criminal rings, prevent illicit trade, and provide retailers with tools to protect employees and customers.

Washington Fred Meyer Shooting Suspect had been Shoplifting
A man suspected of opening fire inside a Fred Meyer grocery store in Washington, killing one person and injuring another, was a suspected shoplifter who appeared to be battling mental illness, according to court documents.

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