The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: July 30 – August 5

LPM news in review

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

Shoplifter Convicted on 11 Counts after ORC Spree
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the conviction of Davina Quintana on 11 different counts of shoplifting, committed in both Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Now, they are facing up to 12 years in prison.

80-Year-Old Store Owner Shoots Robber
An 80-year-old convenience store owner fired his shotgun on an armed man who was trying to rob his store in Los Angeles. The would-be robber had his own rifle, but immediately retreated to a waiting vehicle, shouting, “He shot my arm off!”

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Spam Goes on Lockdown in NYC
Inflation and crime have gotten so bad in NYC that even cheap meat like Spam has to be locked up. At a Duane Reade’s store in the Port Authority bus depot, the product, which costs $3.99 a can, is now being stocked in plastic anti-theft cases.

Family Dollar Fined after Employee Dies Stopping Shoplifter
The US Department of Labor has proposed $330,446 in penalties to a Family Dollar store in Orlando after an investigation into an incident where a 41-year-old employee died of cardiac arrest after attempting to stop a shoplifter.

Boba Store Exposed as Front for Global Theft Operation
Authorities have alleged that a Quickly store in San Francisco, famous for its boba tea, has been operating as a front to sell stolen electronics. The husband of the store owner has been arrested.

Industry Leaders Discuss the Increase in Anti-Theft Devices at Stores
With the increase in organized retail crime, many stores have also started locking up more and more products in-store. CNN Business took a look at this trend, and turned to leaders in the LP industry for answers.

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