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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: August 20 – 26

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

Michigan Police Officers Will Not Face Charges After Meijer Shooting
East Lansing police officers will not face charges after shooting a 21-year-old black male on April 25 in the parking lot of a Meijer. The man who was shot has been charged with seven felony counts and one count of third-degree retail fraud.

Businesses Try to Stay Safe Amid Increase in Crime
As the city of Stockton, California experiences its deadliest start to a year since 2012, leaders in the city are encouraging business owners to maintain vigilance and take more security measures.

Robber Beats Store Clerk in the Head With a Bat
A robber attacked a convenience store clerk with a baseball bat, took items from the store, and then fled in Houston, Texas. The robber hit the man in the head multiple times as he tried to get away, grabbing at his head.

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Cannabis Store Robberies on the Rise in Canadian City
According to police in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, cannabis store robberies have been trending up in the past year and a half. In 2021, 29 cannabis store robberies were reported. To date in 2022, 21 store robberies have been reported.

17-Year-Old Charged With Armed Robbery of Chicago Retail Store
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with one felony count of robbery armed with a firearm after robbing a retail store in Chicago’s West Loop on Tuesday. The teen has been arrested and placed into custody.

Women Accused of Distraction-Style Thefts in Central Florida Stores
Police are asking the community for help identifying three women that are linked to distraction-style thefts at a Ross and other Central Florida retail stores. The women have been working together to distract victims and steal their wallets.

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