The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: August 26 – Sept. 1

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

3 Killed in Racially Motivated Dollar General Shooting
The Jacksonville, Florida shooter worked at a Dollar Tree from October 2021 to July 2022. He stopped at a Family Dollar store on Saturday, but left when security approached. That’s when he went to the Dollar General down the road, where he killed three people.

Orange County DA Threatens to ‘Throw the Book At’ Thieves
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spritzer is sending a stern warning to anyone planning large-scale thefts in his jurisdiction in the wake of recent high-profile smash-and-grab crimes.

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How Best Buy Is Winning the War Against Retail Theft
Major retailers have been sounding alarms over the last year about rising rates of retail theft. But Best Buy said that its rate of shrink has remained relatively stable over the last several years.

San Mateo County Supervisor Arguing Need for ORC Task Force in Bay Area
Retail theft is a nationwide problem, but it’s hitting the Bay Area particularly hard. San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa says he’s not taking it anymore, and wants to create a regional task force.

ORC Crime Ring Stole $1M+ in Jewelry from Asian-Owned Stores in 4 States
Federal prosecutors have charged 16 members of a violent crime ring who allegedly conspired to target jewelry stores owned by Asian Americans in Virginia, Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

NRF CEO Talks Retail’s Fight Against Crime on Fox Business
NRF President and CEO Matt Shay was on Fox Business’ Varney & Co. to discuss the retail industry’s continued fight against ORC and the brazen acts of theft that accompany it in stores throughout the country.

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