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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: March 12 -March 17

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

Task Force Cracking Down on ORC Rings in Utah
Law enforcement in Salt Lake City, Utah is keeping close watch on what they’re calling a retail crime ring. They have partnered with about 15 retailers, and in many cases they are staking out, waiting to arrest those committing retail theft.

Miami Man Steals Over $700K in Crab Pretending to be Grocery Store Worker
A Florida man is facing federal charges after he allegedly stole over half a million dollars’ worth of crab by pretending to be a grocery store worker. He’s accused of fraudulently ordering more than $728,000 of crab from a wholesaler.

US Chamber of Commerce Releases New Data on Retail Crime
Across the country, communities and businesses both large and small are facing a surge in theft and violent crime. This surge is due not to one-time shoplifters but to the rise in organized retail crime rings, according to new data from the US Chamber of Commerce.

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Vancouver Cannabis Store Owner Concerned for Staff Safety
The owner of an East Vancouver cannabis store says he’s concerned for the safety of his staff after a man armed with a gun tried to rob his store. This is the first time the store has been hit by an attempted robbery.

Suspects Wanted for Series of Retail Thefts in LA
Authorities with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in a series of organized retail thefts that occurred at Ride Aid stores across the county.

Bill to Address ORC Heads to Senate Floor
The legislative session ends Saturday, and lawmakers will have to pull off some long hours if they want to get everything on the agenda. Among the issues still waiting to see some action is retail crime.

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