The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: December 17 – 23

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

Holiday Grinches Run Off with Thousands in Merchandise
Surveillance video caught a pair of brazen holiday grinches burglarizing an LA store just before the holidays. The thieves got away with thousands of dollars in merchandise from local artists and crafts people—even swiping a pillow on the way out.

Gunman Shot by Police at Ohio Grocery Store
A man has died after being shot by police at a grocery store in Sidney, Ohio Wednesday morning. There was an initial confrontation with a man with a handgun in the cash register area of the store before he fired shots and a police officer shot him.

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Does Self-Checkout Set Walmart Up for Theft?
As theft from stores continues to be a big problem for Walmart, one report says both employees and customers are pointing to one factor as a particular enabler for shoplifters. More that 100 customers and employees said they need to stop relying on self-checkout.

Former Applebee’s Employee Accused of Making Bomb Threat
A former Monroe, Louisiana Applebee’s employee allegedly called the establishment from a blocked number wanting to speak with the manager this week. After being denied his job back, the disgruntled man threatened to blow up the restaurant.

Shoplifting Crime Ring Boss Indicted by Grand Jury
A man accused of running a Massachusetts shoplifting ring of more than 20 people was indicted by a grand jury this week on charges including organized retail theft enterprise and aggravated organized retail crime.

Wisconsin Woman Charged with Stealing Thousands from Register of Employer
A 60-year-old Wisconsin woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars in cash from her employer. The business owner believes, after reviewing security camera footage, that the woman was taking cash from the register.

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