The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: April 29-May 5

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

More Than $12K in Cash and Product Stolen from Liquor Store
Surveillance video captured a burglary at a liquor store in the Chicago suburbs this week. Thieves broke into the store by smashing through the front window at 3 a.m. before getting away with more than $12,000 in liquor and cash.

Nordstrom Is Closing San Fran Stores as Retail Pain Grows
Nordstrom is closing two stores near downtown San Francisco, including one in a prominent indoor shopping mall, in the latest blow to the city’s retail landscape. This is just the most recent retail giant to make such a decision.

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10-Year-Olds Found Working at McDonald’s Until 2 A.M.
Two 10-year-old children were found working at a Louisville McDonald’s, sometimes until 2 a.m. The revelation was part of an investigation into the child labor law violations in the Southeast.

Man Accused of Stealing Thousands Worth of Items from Albuquerque Target
A man with a lengthy criminal history is in trouble again. This time, he’s accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars of items from a Target in Albuquerque over the last months.

How the Private Security Boom Is Making Americans and Guards Less Safe
In August 2021, a biracial man was killed by private security guards on the rooftop deck of Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Nashville. Video shows security guards kneeling on the man’s back while he coughs and says he can’t breathe. He died from asphyxiation.

Walgreens Security Guard Arrested after Shoplifter Hits Him
A retired NYPD officer working as a Walgreens security guard says he was wrongfully charged with assault after he took down an alleged shoplifter who hit him in the head in a caught-on-video scuffle.

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