The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: February 4 – 10

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

14 Arrested and $4K in Merch Recovered in Shoplifting Sting
Police in Tigard, Oregon have arrested more than a dozen shoplifters during a sting operation over the weekend. Several law enforcement agencies and loss prevention teams worked together on the successful retail crime blitz.

Thousands in Fake Bills and Counterfeit Items Stopped at O’Hare
US Customs and Border Protection officers in Illinois stopped over $76,000 in counterfeit bills and $465,000 in fake merchandise from entering the country at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago during two different busts.

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Adult and 6 Teens Arrested for Gun Store Burglary after Police Chase
A man and six juveniles are now in custody after stealing at least 24 weapons from a gun store in Jeffersonville, Indiana. After officers arrived on the scene of the crime, the group led them on a chase, even trying to flee on foot.

Retailers Try to Curb Theft While Not Angering Shoppers
Recently, retailers have been locking up more everyday items like deodorant and laundry detergent as a way to reduce theft. Now some consumers are doing their shopping online to avoid waiting for employees to retrieve products at stores.

Security Guard Thwarts Jewelry Store Robbery Attempt
Several Fargo schools went into lockdown as police investigated a robbery attempt at a nearby jewelry store. Multiple people had approached the jewelry store, one showing a gun, before a security guard locked the doors and the suspects returned to their vehicles.

Man Arrested for Selling Hundreds of Stolen Tools on OfferUp
A California man was arrested on suspicion of selling stolen goods through the online marketplace OfferUp. He has allegedly sold hundreds of items, mostly stolen tools, using OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace.

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