The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: January 21 – 27

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

3 Killed in Convenience Store Shooting
A tragic day in Yakima, Washington ended Tuesday afternoon when the suspect in an early morning triple homicide shot himself in the head. The 21-year-old was believed to have been the man who shot and killed three people at a Circle K convenience store.

Teens Accused of Stealing 93 Guns from Pennsylvania Stores
Two adults and 11 teenagers were accused of stealing 93 weapons from three gun stores in Pennsylvania and selling them. Some of the weapons were later used in a deadly shooting and armed robberies.

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Public Safety Council Created in New Mexico to Fight ORC
Citing concerns about organized retail crime, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the creation of a new public safety council made up of business leaders from around the state.

Dollar General Employee Accused of Stealing $80K
A woman is accused of stealing approximately $80,000 in fraudulent transactions from her job at a Dollar General store in Perry, Georgia. She has been arrested and charged with theft by taking.

Fed Up Merchants Hire Private Patrols to Combat Crime
A group of Bronx merchants got so fed up with rampant crime in New York City that they took matters into their own hands, hiring private security guards to keep order on a bustling commercial strip.

Man Facing Over 100 Felony Counts after Stealing from Convenience Store
A man is facing 101 Level 6 felony counts of theft and fraud after police discovered he stole more than $28,000 in merchandise and money from a Speedway store in Indiana. The 25-year-old was a former employee.

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