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
Minnesota Bill Aims to Deter ORC
Minnesota lawmakers want the state to join 34 others that have statutes criminalizing ORC. Senate File 3487 aims to establish the crime of organized theft, for which penalties would range from gross misdemeanor to a two-, seven-, or 15-year maximum felony.
Hundreds of Companies Impacted by Okta Security Breach
Authentication giant Okta says that 366 corporate customers, or about 2.5 percent of its customer base, were impacted by a security breach that allowed hackers to access the company’s internal network.
Music Store Burglar Survives 3-story Fall
A man broke into a Sam Ash Music store in Clearwater, Florida through a window near the roof of the building. He then lost his balance and fell three stories—striking a lamp post and a guitar display on the way down—and survived.
4 Injured in Arizona Tanger Outlets Shooting
Glendale, Arizona police are investigating a shooting that injured four people, including a 4-year-old child, at a Tanger Outlet mall. There were reports of a fight between two groups of people before the shooting broke out.
Charlotte Home Depot Retail Theft Ring Busted
Charlotte, N.C. police said that Home Depot investigators identified someone continually stealing from their stores, and their tip resulted in six people behind bars. With a search warrant, authorities found $82,000 in cash and $50,000 worth of new tools, and seized three vehicles.
European Police Seize 5 Million Unsafe Fake Toys
Europol, the European Union police agency, seized more than 5 million potentially hazardous counterfeit toys worth more than 18 million euros between October 2021 and January 2022. The majority of the toys were imported from East Asia to the EU, UK, and US.