The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: December 31 – January 6

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

Will Retail Theft Deterrents Drive Consumers Away?
Retail shrink has risen to an unprecedented level, causing some of the biggest retail corporations to implement extra in-store anti-theft devices at the risk of losing customers.

Dollar General Clerk Charged after Killing Armed Robber
A Dollar General employee has been charged with manslaughter after police said he shot and killed an armed robber at his store in Monroe, Louisiana. This was the sixth attempted armed robbery at that location since August.

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Video Shows Burglars Using Sledgehammer, Trash Bins in Bottega Veneta Store Theft
Newly released video shows burglars using a sledgehammer to break a window of a Bottega Veneta store on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile on Christmas Day, then rolling two trash bins into the store and clearing off the shelves.

Cracking Down as Shoplifting Soars
With many heading back to stores, safety is top of mind. Here, police tell the News4 I-Team they’re already seeing one type of crime on the rise and becoming more brazen and violent: shoplifting.

Texas Store Employee Accused of Stealing More Than $52K in Lottery Tickets
A Texas convenience store employee is accused of stealing more than $31,000 worth of lottery tickets, which allowed her to cash in more than $21,000 of winning tickets. More than $52,000 was taken between the stolen lottery tickets and the winnings.

NJ Couple Charged with Running ORC Ring
A New Jersey couple has been charged with running an organized retail theft ring that hired people to shoplift from large stores before the pair sold the items through online marketplaces.

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