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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: March 30 – April 5

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.

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Five people from Miami-Dade County in Florida are facing charges related to a large-scale organized retail theft fraud scheme that racked up 53 thefts in 13 counties, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Security Officer Recounts Fatal Walmart Stabbing
On March 24, a stabbing took place at a Walmart in Rockford, Illinois, leaving one teen dead. Now, the security guard on the scene is explaining how he handled the situation in apprehending the suspect.

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California Lawmakers Have a New Solution to Deter Retail Thieves: Arresting Them
A Los Angeles County Democrat proposed legislation that would make retail theft a misdemeanor in an effort that could make shoplifters more fearful of stealing. The bill would allow law enforcement to make warrantless arrests for theft not committed in their presence if they have probable cause.

What Is ORC, Exactly?
Among the many reasons why the topic of organized retail crime confuses people is that the term means different things to different stakeholders.

The New Strategy to Stop Commercial Theft in New York State
A rise in retail theft has spurred New York State lawmakers and law enforcement to crack down on thieves. Over the course of two days last month, one sheriff said its retail theft detail team arrested more than 30 people and recovered more than $7,000 of stolen merchandise.

Amazon Drops ‘Just Walk Out’ Tech at US Retail Locations
Amazon’s US-based Amazon Fresh stores will no longer offer customers the option to “just walk out,” and will move to a system of scanners attached to carts instead of the more advanced computer vision system that obviated the checkout process altogether.

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