The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: June 12 – 17

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

$200,000 in Stolen Lululemon Found in California
Investigators with the California Highway Patrol Border Division’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force recovered more than $200,000 worth of stolen merchandise from Lululemon. In all, there were 1,861 stolen items seized.

Armed Employee Storms HomeGoods in Georgia
An armed man who barricaded himself inside a HomeGoods store in Alpharetta, Georgia triggered an afternoon standoff on Tuesday that prompted several shops to shut down. The man was a disgruntled employee of the store.

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Former Texas Sheriff Says ORC Must Be Stopped
People say everything’s bigger in Texas. Now it appears that includes the level of crime. Smash-and-grab thefts are in the local news day after day, surpassing petty shoplifting. What they’re seeing is professional stealing.

Dollar General Employee Accused of Stealing Over $5K
An employee of a Dollar General store in South Carolina faces larceny charges after being accused of stealing thousands of dollars. She allegedly stole the money by voiding cash transactions, placing the money underneath the register, and keeping it.

Oakland’s Little Saigon Community Demands Crackdown on Crime
Small business owners in Oakland, California’s Vietnamese community, known as Little Saigon, said they’re being besieged by crime and need the city’s help. One jewelry store owner has been sleeping at their shop for the past few years to thwart crime.

Jewelry Store Workers Injured in Group Robbery
A group of armed robbers stole from a jewelry store in New Jersey after following an employee through the front door. The suspects forced the employees to the floor, smashed the display cases, and took the jewelry, all in less than two minutes.

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