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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: August 13 – 19

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

NJ Woman Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny for Balenciaga Theft
Suffolk County, N.Y. District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney announced the guilty plea of Baseemah Davis for grand larceny in the second degree for stealing nearly $94,000 worth of handbags from a Balenciaga store in East Hampton.

Arsenal of Guns and Drugs Found in Home of Alleged Shoplifter
Investigators in Pittsburgh found an arsenal of illegal guns and drugs at the home of a suspected shoplifter. The suspect was one of several people arrested during a retail theft operation at a local shopping center.

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Increase in Retail Crime Called a Societal Issue in NZ
Retail crime costs New Zealand more than $1 billion a year, according to the retail advocacy group Retail NZ. These comments came after an incident where 30 teens assaulted food court staff and damaged and stole property.

Detectives Solve the Case of 3 Major ORC Rings
Detectives in the wealthy Seattle suburb of Bellevue, Washington are claiming to have busted three major organized retail theft rings responsible for more than $100,000 in stolen merchandise.

Suspects Wanted for Numerous Retail Thefts in Madison
The Madison Police Department is trying to locate a pair accused of retail theft. The one is a suspect in a burglary that occurred at a Home Depot about a month and a half ago, but is also wanted in connection to numerous other retail thefts in the area.

Women Stole Thousands of Dollars’ Worth of Nike Boxers from Kohl’s
A group of women are accused of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of men’s underwear from a Kohl’s store in Georgia. And it seems that the underwear bandits have already stolen from four other stores in Atlanta.

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