The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: May 15 – 21

LPM news in review

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

New Campaign Launched in Cali Aimed at Retail Theft
A new campaign was launched Wednesday to combat the rise in retail theft. The group, Californians Against Retail and Residential Theft (CARRT), plans on meeting with lawmakers to educate them on the impacts of Prop 47.

NY Security Companies See Increase in Calls after Tops Shooting
Security companies in Upstate New York are seeing an increase in calls since the mass shooting at a Buffalo Tops supermarket last weekend, as more businesses are looking into hiring security guards.

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‘Desperate’ People are Shoplifting Sanitary Products in England
People hit the hardest by the cost of living crisis have resorted to shoplifting in order to get their hands on sanitary products and soap powder, according to politicians representing Wansbeck, England.

$700K in Stolen Goods Found in Pittsburgh
A large stash of stolen merchandise valued at more than $700,000 was found inside a Pittsburgh home and at a storage facility. A suspected member of an organized retail theft ring was arrested as a result.

Philadelphia Convenience Stores are Closing Left and Right Due to Theft
A number of stores in the Philadelphia region are closing up shop due to an increase in brazen shoplifting incidents. It’s estimated that 15-20 of these convenience stores closed out of fear of being attacked.

Illinois Governor Signs Legislation Addressing ORC
Illinois Governor Jay Pritzker has joined Attorney General Kwame Raoul, lawmakers, advocates, and law enforcement officials to sign legislation designed to combat a nationwide rise in coordinated retail thefts, House Bill 1091.

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