The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: May 11 – 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

A security guard trainee at an Amazon warehouse in Ohio was fatally shot by police after he tried to shoot his supervisor at close range and later shot an officer who was saved by his bulletproof vest, authorities said.

For Some Retail Workers, Safety Threats Are Motivation for Unionizing
Retail workers are continuing to voice concerns about violence prevention and workplace safety, leading some to support union drives in the hopes of securing trainings and new prevention measures.

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3 Women Say They Were Sexually Assaulted in Georgia Target; Police to Increase Patrols
Police in Georgia are increasing security measures at a Target about 30 miles from Atlanta following multiple reports of assaults against customers inside the store.

Suit Claims Walmart Workers Harassed Black Shopper, Accused Him of Stealing Vacuum He Bought
Within moments of buying a vacuum at Walmart, a man was threatened by an employee as he went to leave the store with his receipt, according to a new lawsuit filed against the retail giant.

Tennessee Grocers Form Alliance with Law Enforcement to Fight Shoplifting
A network of grocery stores, law enforcement, and retail experts have banned together to form the Tennessee Organized Retail Crime Alliance. As grocery shoplifters become organized, this new alliance is using technology and sharing resources to make arrests.

Exodus Continues at San Francisco Downtown Mall
One of the largest remaining stores at the Union Square mall that went into receivership last year—a retailer who is suing the former owners, Westfield, claiming they failed to address safety issues at the mall—is shutting the store in July.

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