At LP Magazine, we know that your week can get busy, and the time in which you try to catch up on the news is often stolen away by other things. That’s why we sift through headlines from all over the country to bring only the most relevant news in loss prevention to you here, in our special weekly news round-up—the perfect bookend to a productive week.
Here’s What You May Have Missed
Businesses Call for Stronger Shoplifting Statutes in New Mexico
A panel of state lawmakers in New Mexico received an earful from loss prevention professionals struggling with organized retail crime and professional shoplifting.
Accomplice in Designer Clothing Cargo Heist at JFK Airport Pleads Guilty
A man was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the first degree after being caught with thousands of Gucci and Chanel items worth $2.5 million, though more than $4 million in gear was taken from a warehouse at the airport.
San Francisco Offers Grants to Storefronts Hit by Vandalism
San Francisco is launching a program offering small retailers grants of up to $2,000 to repair damage to windows and storefronts that occurred after July 1, 2020, once a surge in vandalism and thefts started in the city.
California Retail Crime Task Force Arrests 4 in Organized Crime Ring
The California Highway Patrol’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force arrested four suspects for committing repeated thefts and possessing stolen merchandise as a part of an organized retail crime ring.
Crawl Before You Run When Implementing AI Security Solutions
In order to get the most out of new AI security technologies, professionals should focus on starting small in order to lay the groundwork for a more reliable and mature security system.
4 Arrested for Theft of $2 Million in Goods from 43 California Stores
Four people were arrested after California Highway Patrol investigators found stolen merchandise stacked floor to ceiling and more than $65,000 in cash inside a mobile home and multiple storage units.
How to Stop a $45 Billion Crime Spree
The Journal, a podcast from The Wall Street Journal and Gimlet Media, explains how organized crime rings orchestrate the brazen kind of shoplifting plaguing America’s retail stores, where people fill up garbage bags with items and simply walk out the door.