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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: April 20 – 26

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

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force is cracking down on thefts and burglaries that have been plaguing shopping districts across the Chicago area.

To Prevent Theft, Many Big Chains Now Lock Up All Kinds of Merchandise
Security glass once locked up electronics, Sudafed, and a few other items. But stores have gotten more aggressive in efforts to confront retail theft.

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2 Walmart Stores Remove Self-Checkout Kiosks as Retail Giants Rethink the Option
Walmart is scaling back on its self-checkout machines at two stores as more retail giants are reducing the self-service option at their stores, citing an effort to combat theft.

California Officials Debate Prop. 47 Changes to Curb Crime; the Answer Isn’t That Simple
How do you stop retail theft? For local and state elected officials in California, it’s a question of changing Proposition 47. Ask business owners and residents in Oakland and San Francisco, and the answer is much more nuanced.

Thieves Crash into Chicago Businesses While Workers Are Inside
A group of crash-and-grab thieves targeted several Northwest Chicago businesses on Tuesday. Surveillance video captured the beginning of the crime spree where at least three businesses in West Town were targeted.

Target Store Introduces New ‘Over 18’ Policy
A Target store in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington is now implementing a stricter policy, mandating that anybody under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the store. This comes as a result of an uptick in juvenile crime.

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