The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: March 4 -March 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

Oregon Legislation Targets ORC that cost Businesses Millions of Dollars a Year
A crime ring that repeatedly targets the same business can cost it tens of thousands of dollars in losses – or more. Thieves also pose a public safety risk by running through stores or breaking into locked glass cabinets, for example. For large retailers in the Portland area, the losses are millions each year.

Ross Stores to open 100 new stores in 2023
The off-price retailer opened 11 Ross Dress for Less stores and eight DD’s Discounts locations across 13 states in February and March as it expanded into existing markets including California, Texas, and Florida. The February and March openings are part of 100 new stores that Ross plans to open in fiscal 2023. The openings will include 75 Ross locations and 25 DD’s outposts.

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Woman Tells Employee ‘You Will Never Catch Me’ While Stealing items from Store
Police in Las Vegas say a woman is wanted for stealing several items from a retail store.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reports a woman brazenly stole items from a business in January while an employee was filming her. During the incident, police said the female suspect told the employee, “you will never catch me,” while laughing and grabbing various items.

Four Suspects Allegedly Stole over $1M in Goods from Microsoft Facilities in CA
The alleged thefts included tons of Xbox and Acer products that were stolen off cargo trucks departing from Microsoft shipping facilities, according to the California Attorney General’s Office. The suspects were identified as Jorge Alberto Soto, Norlan Jose Cruz Montenegro, Jose Daniel Mayen Ortiz and Byron Noe Tercero Cruz, on court documents. Their ages were not released.

Young People Rob Center City Store, Attack Worker Who Tried to Stop Them
A group of up to 20 people, believed to be teens, assaulted a worker while robbing a Center City Philadelphia store Tuesday night. The incident happened just before 6PM at Gallery of Scents & the Gold Center along Chestnut Street. About 18 to 20 juveniles entered the store and jumped behind the counter where they took about $500 of tobacco products and other merchandise.

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