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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: April 8-14

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

LP Officer Punches Woman in the Face at Ohio Target
A woman who allegedly demanded reparations at an Ohio Target was punched in the face by a loss prevention officer and placed under arrest. She was demanding to pay for her $1,000 grocery bill with “reparations.”

Whole Foods Closes Flagship San Fran Store Over Employee Safety Concerns
Whole Foods is temporarily closing a large store in downtown San Francisco due to concerns over employee safety. The store, which spans nearly 65,000 square feet, opened last year, and the company referred to it as a “flagship store.”

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Man Offers $100 to Attack Shoplifting Witness, 2 People Accept
What started out as a simple shoplifting case in Akron, Ohio escalated into an attack against a crime witness. A man inside a store offered $100 to encourage the assault. A man and woman took the offer and began pushing and punching the witness in the face.

Alleged Shoplifter Threatens to Shoot Up Alabama Walmart
A man was arrested after he was allegedly caught shoplifting and threatened to shoot employees and customers at a Walmart in Mobile, Alabama. When police arrived on the scene, the shoplifter hit the manager and then resisted arrest.

Omaha C-Store Robbers Injure 2 and Steal Their Phones
Two people entered a Kwik Shop store in Omaha, Nebraska on Wednesday and assaulted an employee and customer, demanding money from the business and phones before fleeing the store.

Walmart Closing 4 Chicago Stores
Walmart announced on Tuesday that it is closing four stores in Chicago. Lack of profits, theft, and security issues are some of the reasons behind the decision, according to the company. One alderman said that most Chicago Walmarts have been hanging on by a thread since the 2020 lootings.

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