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
New Mexico Launches Retail Crime Intel Base and ORCA
Aiming to crack down on shoplifting at retail stores that’s thought to be fueling other crimes, New Mexico law enforcement is inviting businesses to participate in a new criminal intelligence technology platform. The state is also starting an organized retail crime association.
San Jose Mall Conducts Active Shooter Training Exercise
The San Jose police and fire departments held an active shooter training exercise at the Westfield Valley Fair Mall overnight while closed, involving a large contingent of police and fire personnel.
Philadelphia Stores Battle Shoplifting
Pennsylvania trails only California in the dollar amount of thievery in the US. As a share of all sales, Pennsylvania’s annual $5.6 billion loss last year was the highest in the nation. The problem has only been exacerbated by the proliferation of ORC rings.
Wisconsin Man Faces 5th Retail Charge in a Month
For the fifth time this month, a Wisconsin man is facing a retail theft charge. This latest one comes after being accused of swiping merchandise from a Dick’s Sporting Goods on Tuesday.
Retail Theft on the Rise in Illinois
Small businesses are on the front lines of combatting retail theft in Illinois. National Federation of Independent Business Illinois State Director Chris Davis said Illinois sees the threat of retail crime and is taking steps to battle the uptick.