The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: June 8 – 14

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

California voters in November will get the chance to decide whether to roll back a law that has been blamed for rampant theft. Prop 47 was passed by voters back in 2014, and it reduced many non-violent crimes valued at $950 or less to misdemeanors.

Police Searching for Suspects in Triple Homicide at Montgomery Grocery Store
A $25,000 reward is being offered for information in a triple homicide at a Hispanic grocery store in Montgomery. Police said robbers believe Hispanic-owned businesses make good targets because of the likelihood they carry a larger amount of cash, and the belief that they are less likely to cooperate with authorities.

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Why Are Target and Walgreens Slashing Prices?
Last week, Walgreens announced price cuts on 1,300 items. A few weeks before that, Target reduced prices on thousands of goods. But shoppers who have been upset about their grocery bills for years are now calling bullshit.

Do Retailers Need Active Assailant Insurance?
Retailers and malls are reckoning with the harsh reality that they have become what the FBI and HSI call soft targets for mass shootings, which bring death and devastation to the communities where they operate and hurt their businesses in various ways.

San Francisco Mayor Says Crime Numbers Are Down After Installing ALPR
In an update on the installation of new automated license plate reader cameras, San Francisco Mayor London Breed shared that the city is experiencing an overall decrease in crime, including a 13 percent reduction in violent crime and a 33 percent reduction in property crime overall.

Armed Man Fatally Shoots Teen at Sporting Goods Store in Suburban Seattle
An armed man who took it upon himself to conduct surveillance outside a sporting goods store in suburban Seattle has been charged with murder after he fatally shot a teenager who had an airsoft gun in his pocket.

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