The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: April 6 – 12

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

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took a step in combating theft and shoplifting in Florida as he signed a new bill into law Tuesday morning. The legislation imposes harsher penalties for shoplifters and people who steal packages from outside people’s homes.

Tops Friendly Market Gets Police Substation 2 Years After Deadly Mass Shooting
Nearly two years after a mass shooting at a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, N.Y. that killed ten people and wounded three, the grocery chain announced it is partnering with local police to install a police substation at a Tops store in nearby Niagara Falls.

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Can California Curb Retail Theft Without Changing Prop. 47? Assembly Democrats Unveil Their Plan
California Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) on Tuesday threw his weight behind a package of bills that aim to thwart theft by, among other proposals, allowing restraining orders to keep people who steal away from certain stores.

Target Will Use New Tech to Crack Down on Theft at Self-Checkout Kiosks
A month after announcing a reduction in the number of items shoppers can bring to Target’s self-checkout kiosks, the retail giant is introducing a new technology to prevent theft.

Retail Thefts Lead to New Law Enforcement Tactics in Colorado Springs
In the ongoing battle against ORC, the Colorado Springs Police Department is tackling the problem head-on with its latest task force. The Organized Retail Crime Unit has had a successful first year, but officers say more work must be done.

99 Cents Only Stores Forced to Close All Locations as Retail Theft Grows
California-based 99 Cents Only stores announced the closure of all 371 of its locations across Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas, becoming the latest retailer to shut down because of increasing theft.

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