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ICYMI: LP Industry News of the Week Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

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

Police Chief Worried About Escalated Violence in Shoplifting Calls
In North Olmsted, Ohio, the number of shoplifting incidents has been on the decline during the pandemic. However, it’s the violent nature of the calls that has Police Chief Bob Wagner concerned.

Downtown Seattle Association Hires Private Security Amid Staffing Issues
In response to rising crime and other safety issues, a downtown Seattle group has hired private security guards to do the work police officers aren’t able to do amid the Seattle Police Department’s staffing crisis.

Collectibles Catch the Eyes of Criminals in Hawaii
The Retail Merchants of Hawaii says it’s noticing everything from trading cards to memorabilia getting taken off store shelves at a skyrocketing rate as the resale value of these items has grown.

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Department Store Employee Allegedly Stole More Than $1,400 From Employer
A department store employee was charged for allegedly stealing more than $1,400 from the Boscov’s she worked at in Pennsylvania over a two-week period through fraudulent store returns.

LA Councilman Calls Train Theft a Threat to the Economy
Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino said he’s never seen anything like the chaos surrounding train thefts in the past three months. The crime has sparked a war of words between law enforcement and Union Pacific, which owns the railroad.

$500,000 Worth of Fake Merchandise Found in California Home
A California woman is behind bars after possessing around $500,000 worth of designer bags and other goods. Detectives found the items after receiving information from Homeland Security about a large shipment on the way from the Philippines.

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