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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: April 22-28

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

DICK’s Worker Allegedly Steals $70k in Goods
A man was accused of making fraudulent returns while working for DICK’s Sporting Goods in Cordova, Tennessee. The suspect was making fraudulent returns for over the past 12 months, receiving a total of $73,526.00.

Photo Exposes Target’s Terrifying Reality Amid San Francisco Crime Wave
A San Francisco Target store has been putting all of its products on lockdown amid a shoplifting crisis that has crippled retailers in the Golden Gate City. Footage of the shop’s interior posted to TikTok shows aisle after aisle of toiletries and cosmetics under lock and key in the megachain.

Man Charged For Break-in, Theft at Wisconsin Vision Faces Over 22 Years Prison
An investigation into a break-in and theft at the Wisconsin Vision Center last month led to six criminal charges—including two felonies—filed against a 33-year-old man. The subject is charged with felony counts of burglary and theft, both as a party to a crime, which carries a total combined possible prison term of 22 years and six months and a $50,000 fine.

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Son Says Parents Thought They Were Going to Die in Violent SoHo Robbery
The search is on for the pair of thieves who posed as FedEx workers and robbed an electronics store employee at gunpoint. Authorities say they pistol-whipped an employee around 7:30 a.m. Friday on Canal Street before robbing him and taking off.

Portland, Multnomah County Plan Aggressive Crackdown on Car and Retail Theft
Portland leaders are preparing to launch an aggressive effort to crack down on a pair of the city’s most persistent—and exasperating—property crimes: car and retail theft.

New Details Emerge About $20M Toronto Gold Heist
A private security and protection company was coordinating the shipment of $20 million worth of gold and high-value goods when they were stolen from Toronto Pearson International Airport.

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