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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: June 5 – 11

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

Police Search for Shoplifter Who Dragged Store Employee with Car
Louisiana police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a shoplifting suspect who struck a store employee with his car while fleeing the scene on Sunday. The employee sustained major injuries.

NC Senate Passes Bill Targeting ORC
The North Carolina Senate unanimously voted on June 6 for a bill that increases penalties and charges for organized retail theft. House Bill 1005 passed by a vote of 102-0 and means a more than 15-year prison term for those who steal $100,000 or more within 90 days.

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Police Offer Shoplifting Advice to Thief
After a woman made a run for it while stealing merchandise from a local store, the police department issued five tips while sharing her image. The tips included covering up your tattoos, wearing a mask, and looking for cameras.

Man Sues Airline after Staff Wrongly ID Him as Shoplifter
A man is suing American Airlines, alleging that the airline wrongfully identified him as a shoplifter, resulting in him being jailed for 17 days. Both the shoplifter and the man wrongly ID’d were on the same flight to Reno, Nevada in May 2020.

Active Shooter False Alarm Causes Damage to Business
Misinformation led to confusion and panic in Rochester, Indiana after false reports of an active shooter at a shopping center spread. The shopping center shut down, and when officers got to the scene, they used a police car to get inside.

Man Arrested for Shoplifting 46 Times Thanks Prison
In an eye-opening interview, a man who was locked up in January after 46 shoplifting arrests credits prison with saving his life. The 23-year-old had been raiding store after store, filling bags with merchandise and selling it on the street for drug money.

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