The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: January 28 – February 3

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

Car Smashes into Ontario Mall as Part of Retail Robbery
Police are searching for suspects after a car was driven into an Ontario mall as part of a retail robbery. Video shows the car smashing into the glass doors then driving through the mall.

Police Kill Active Shooter at Omaha Target
A man wielding an AR-15 and 13 loaded magazines of ammunition walked into a West Omaha Target store Tuesday and began shooting. One Omaha police officer fired at the gunman, killing him. No one else was injured.

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$500K in Fake Gift Cards Seized
The Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes Unit announced that they had discovered a sophisticated forgery lab and around $50,000 worth of fake gift cards while searching multiple properties as a part of a fraudulent gift card investigation.

Lowe’s Exec Discusses New Anti-Theft Tech
Lowe’s Chief Digital and Information Officer Seemantini Godbole joined The Big Money Show on FOX to discuss Lowe’s decision to create a new system intended to combat organized retail crime.

Over $250K of Counterfeit Clothing Seized from Store
A Knoxville, Tennessee man is facing charges including money laundering after officers conducted a search of his clothing store. The investigation into this case has been taking place since 2021.

Walgreens Employee Arrested for Stealing $25K
A 22-year-old employee has been charged with theft for stealing around $25,000 from a Walgreens store in Rockford, Illinois. They were caught by the loss prevention manager while working at the store.

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