ICYMI: LP Industry News of the Week March 14 – 20

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

Governor Signs Colorado INFORM Legislation
Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed HB22-1099, legislation which closely mirrors the INFORM Consumers Act that requires online marketplaces to verify the identities of high-volume third-party sellers.

10 States Hit Record Low Unemployment Rates
Two years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic caused a round of mass layoffs not seen since the Great Depression, 10 states have now set new record low unemployment rates as businesses scramble to hire new workers.

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DC Lululemon Robbed 2 Days in a Row
Several suspects are wanted for robbing a lululemon store in Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood last Saturday and Sunday. Four suspects robbed the store in hoodies and face masks on Saturday, and three suspects stole $15,000 worth of clothing on Sunday.

Employee Shoots Supervisor to Death at Houston Office Building
An employee is accused of shooting his supervisor to death at a business in Greenway Plaza in Houston. The suspect was arrested following a search at an apartment complex. Several businesses have offices in the building where the shooting happened.

Heightened Security at LA Railyard Leads to More Theft Nearby
Heightened security at the Union Pacific railyard in East LA has successfully decreased cargo theft. Now, there is a noticeable uptick in theft at a nearby railyard in Industry. On Wednesday, an air unit caught three men stealing merchandise from the Industry railyard.

New Mexico Attorney General Announces Flash Mobber Will Remain in Jail
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that serial shoplifter Isaiah Martinez will remain in jail as his criminal cases move forward. Martinez boldly stole thousands of dollars’ worth of designer sunglasses, and hit a female security officer.

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