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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: February 18 – 24

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

Police Kill Suspected Shoplifter after Foot Chase
Police in Virginia shot and killed a suspected shoplifter on Wednesday evening after a foot chase outside the Tysons Corner Mall. Police declined to say whether the shoplifter had a weapon.

More Retailers Buy Guns for Protection
There’s one thing convenience stores, gas stations, smoke shops, and dispensaries have in common: robberies. Now, many of these small business owners are taking measures into their own hands and buying guns to protect themselves and their employees.

New Zealand’s Most Prolific Retail Crime Couple Faces 80 Charges
A man and woman who police dubbed New Zealand’s most prolific retail crime offenders have been arrested after allegedly stealing more than $300,000 in goods from businesses across the upper North Island.

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Whole Foods Worker Shares Perspective on Shoplifting
As inflated food bills continue to hammer customers, the conversation around shoplifting is heating up. Here, Bon Appetit interviews a Whole Foods employee in Michigan about her perspective on the shoplifting epidemic.

NYC Stores Turning to K-9s to Fight Shoplifting
The rise in shoplifting is forcing store owners in Manhattan to hire their own private security, hoping the presence of a K-9 unit will intimidate thieves before they have to strike.

Nearly $27K Stolen in Jewelry Store Theft
Nearly $27,000 was stolen when rings, earrings, and a bracelet were taken from a Manhattan jewelry store. Three women came into the store and acted like they wanted to purchase items before slipping the jewelry off the counter and leaving.

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