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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: May 22 – 28

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

Mississippi Man Operates Elaborate ORC Ring from Jail
Authorities say a Mississippi man was operating a major retail crime ring from behind bars, stealing thousands of dollars in materials, appliances, and other items from Lowe’s stores across the southeastern United States.

Violence Arises as Employees Fight Back Against Shoplifters
Thieves have become more brazen, and against the advice of experts, some store employees are fighting back. Violent incidents between shoplifters and employees have happened twice in the past week at jewelry stores in Southern California.

US Chamber of Commerce Releases Guidance on ORC
US Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of State and Local Policy Tom Wickham released a resource on organized retail crime for businesses. In it, he says the Chamber is urging policymakers to implement policies to curb ORC.

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Store Clerk’s Help Leads to Arrest of Shopping Spree Suspect
A store employee reported to police that a man thought to be involved in a theft two days earlier had returned and was inside the store. The man was then arrested and booked on 10 felony charges.

Shoplifting and Violence on the Rise in New Mexico
In New Mexico, law enforcement officials say shoplifting is on the rise, and violence is increasing. Criminals are stealing things like tools, clothes, and kitchen appliances to fuel their criminal enterprises.

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