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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: April 27 – May 3

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 Simi Valley, California City Council voted 4-0 to accept $975,000 to crackdown on organized retail crime. The money comes from a $15 million grant received by the California Board of State and Community Corrections and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

Millions in State Funding Being Used to Stop NY Retail Theft
The New York State budget now includes $5 million in tax credits to help small business owners invest in added security measures. It also increases the penalty for anyone who assaults a retail worker from a misdemeanor to a felony, and sets aside $40 million for dedicated retail theft teams.

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Task Force Credited with Nearly 90 Retail Theft Arrests in San Mateo County, CA
Authorities in San Mateo County gave an update Monday on a task force aimed at stopping organized retail theft on the Peninsula, saying the effort has led to nearly 90 arrests in six months.

Kroger Employee Stabbed Multiple Times in Attempted Robbery
A Kroger employee in Fort Worth, Texas is in critical but stable condition after being stabbed multiple times in the abdomen during an attempted robbery of the store on Wednesday afternoon.

Judge Tosses Lawsuits Over ‘False Pretense of Shoplifting’
A judge has thrown out two lawsuits filed by a Texas man who sued Walmart in federal court for $100 million, or unlimited free lifetime shopping at any Walmart.

More Stores Roll Out Body Cameras for Workers
With retail crime increasing, workers are more concerned with the safety of their workplaces than they have been in years past. Now, retailers are looking at new ways not only to deter theft, but protect their workforces.

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