The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: December 24 – 30

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

Tennessee Store Owner Killed on Christmas Day
Police in Covington, Tennessee are anxious to find those responsible for killing the owner of a convenience store on Christmas Day. It’s believed he was shot between noon and 1 p.m. with robbery as the apparent motive.

Buffalo Mayor Rebukes Looters Stealing from Stores During Blizzard
Buffalo, New York Mayor Byron Brown had sharp words for looters on Monday who have broken into and stolen items from several stores around the city during the blizzard. Videos of ransacked stores and looters have been broadly shared on social media platforms.

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Serial NYC Shoplifter Nabbed for Another 27 Heists
A serial shoplifter who has skirted jail time despite dozens of busts was arrested yet again this week, and accused of 27 new heists at Manhattan pharmacies. He was finally held on bail on charges that he swiped more than $5,000 in goods over several weeks.

After Closing Due to Crime, Seattle Bakery Reopens
Ten months after closing its downtown Seattle location, Piroshky Piroshky reopened its shop on Monday. It closed because of concerns about crime after a fatal shooting in front of the business. Since then, other downtown Seattle businesses have permanently shuttered.

New Mexico AG Announces 3 Year Sentence for ORC Spree Suspect
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a district court judge has sentenced a man who pled guilty to 11 counts involving shoplifting, conspiracy, and aggravated assault to three years in prison.

Walmart CEO Tells Shoppers Lots of Changes Are Coming
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said there are a lot of changes coming weeks after warning shoppers of potential store closures and price rises.

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