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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: March 18 -March 24

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

Oregon Senate Unanimously Passes Bills Aimed at ORC
On Tuesday, the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a package of bills aimed at curtailing organized retail theft. The bills are now headed to the senate floor.

LAPD Looking for 3 Women Involved in Retail Theft Ring
Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying three women involved in an organized theft ring targeting retail stores in the LA area. Police say they are responsible for over $13,000 in property losses.

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Kansas Attorney General Seeks Authority to Take On Prosecution of ORC
Home Depot Executive Celinda Gonzalez says Kansas needs to approve Senate Bill 442, which would provide Attorney General Kris Kobach with the power to prosecute cases of multi-county theft or retail merchandise.

Man Steals Vape Pens and Punches Employee in the Face
A man reached over the counter and stole several vape pens from a convenience store in Houston. When he was confronted by an employee while walking out, he punched the employee in the face and fled.

11 Arrested in Alleged ORC Ring
Eleven people have been arrested in Plano, Texas after police conducted an operation on an alleged crime ring that targeted major retail stores. The operation led to the recovery of over $15,000 in stolen merchandise.

AI Isn’t Going to Take Your Job, But You May Have to Work With It
In a world of infallible artificial intelligence, computers could do most of our work for us. Today, AI can power grocery store robots that change how stores get stocked, speed up vaccine production, and generate creative ideas.

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