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
Remembering the Security Guard Killed in Philadelphia Macy’s Stabbing
Family of the man who died in the Macy’s stabbing in Philadelphia identified him as 27-year-old Eric Harrison. He was working two jobs, including one at the department store, to save up for a house.
Sacramento County Sheriff Makes 285 Arrests in Week-Long Undercover Retail Theft Sting
Sacramento County Sheriff Jim Cooper’s office organized the department’s first-ever major retail theft sting recently. They sent 50 deputies undercover for one week in Operation Bad Elf targeting 12 major retailers in the county.
Father of Man Killed at Target Store Sues Retailer Over Son’s Death
The father of a man shot and killed last year in the crowded parking lot of a Target store is suing the retailers, citing that a lack of store security contributed to his son’s death. He was threatened with a gun inside the store before being chased and gunned down in the parking lot.
Back to Normal? Not for Washington When it Comes to Crime
Compared with before the pandemic, Washington is now a different world crime-wise, suggests Marshall Clement of the Council of State Governments. He presented a new report showing that since 2019, the violent crime rate has risen 26%.
Off-Duty Toronto Cop Stabbed While Trying to Stop Retail Robbery
An off-duty Toronto police officer suffered a serious wrist injury after he tried to stop a retail robbery on Wednesday. When the officer attempted to intervene outside the store after four suspects stole an item, one of them stabbed him in the wrist.
Brazen Jewelry Store Theft Caught on Camera
A family-owned business is cleaning up after burglars shattered their storefront early Wednesday morning and stole thousands of dollars in merchandise. The theft comes just three weeks before Christmas, during what would be a busy time for the business.