The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: January 13 – 19

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

An organized retail crime theft ring attempted to commit 25 East Bay robberies in a two-month period, authorities say.

Minneapolis Employee Stabbed After Attempting to Stop Shoplifter
A 66-year-old man was found suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound when police arrived at Wally’s Foods where he was working Tuesday evening, the Minneapolis Police Department said.

LA County Deputy Unknowingly Walks into Convenience Store Robbery
LA County Deputy Luis Cisneros recounts the moments he unknowingly walked into a 7-Eleven that was getting robbed.

The Spectacular Failure of Self-Checkout Technology
Unstaffed tills were supposed to revolutionize shopping. Now, both retailers and customers are bagging many self-checkout kiosks.

Gov. Kathy Hochul Plans to Pump $40M into Combatting Shoplifting with More Than Half Going to NY State Police
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s budget plan unveiled Tuesday devotes $40 million to the wage war against shoplifters—with more than half going to the New York State Police.

Cincinnati CBP Seizes $6.9M in Counterfeit High-End Jewelry
In a one-week span, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati were vigilant intercepting eleven shipments containing counterfeit jewelry. If the eleven shipments of jewelry had all been genuine, the merchandise would have been worth over $6.96 million.

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