ICYMI: LP Industry News of the Week March 28 – April 3

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

Shoplifter Tries to Stab Security Guard with Syringe in NYC
Police are looking for a man accused of robbing a Duane Reade store in Midtown Manhattan and attacking a security guard with a syringe. Surveillance video shows the man filling a bag with Gatorade and other items before trying to leave the store.

The Supply Chain Crisis Is About to Get Worse
The supply chain is too complex, interconnected, and fragile to be made immune to shocks, especially one as seismic as a global pandemic or major war. But a new reality is forcing companies to adopt new strategies and keep goods moving.

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ORC Ring Case Closed in Detroit
The last of eight members of an organized fraud ring based in Detroit have been sentenced, concluding a multi-year prosecution that originated with a 23-count indictment alleging conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft.

Walmart Employee Steals $40K in Lottery Tickets
Police arrested a Walmart employee in Pennsylvania after he was accused of stealing more than $40,000 in lottery tickets from the store. The 27-year-old admitted to stealing stacks of tickets worth $20-50 each.

Illinois Officials Outline Plan to Combat ORC
A group of Illinois senators and officials from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and state attorney general’s office held a news conference on Tuesday to outline an effort to pass House Bill 1091 and combat organized retail crime.

2 Colorado Women in Retail Crime Ring Arrested
Two Colorado women were arrested in Boise for their role in an alleged retail theft ring that spanned across southern Idaho. Court documents revealed that they stole more than $10,000 worth of cell phones and accessories from Target and Walmart.