The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: May 27-June 2

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

C-Store Owner Who Killed Innocent Teen Previously Shot at 2 Shoplifters
Years before he allegedly killed a 14-year-old boy wrongly suspected of shoplifting, a South Carolina gas station convenience store owner shot a shoplifter and opened fire on the vehicle of another shoplifter in separate encounters.

Retail Theft Ring Suspects Arrested in Seattle Suburb
Three suspects who allegedly stole more than $75,000 were arrested in Bellevue, Washington. The three suspects, aged 18, 22, and 27, were taken into custody after security witnessed them stealing from stores inside a mall.

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Son of Murdered Home Depot Worker Seeks Crackdown on ORC
Home Depot employee Gary Rasor was violently pushed by a shoplifter, ultimately crashing to the floor and dying just a few days before turning 83 last October. In a new Nightline interview, Rasor’s son said he wants authorities to crack down on ORC.

Viral Video Shows San Francisco Retail Exodus
Amateur video which shows abandoned retail shops that line a main drag of one of downtown San Francisco’s commercial hubs has gone viral as the city continues to reel from soaring levels of crime.

Patagonia Sues Nordstrom Over Counterfeit Merchandise Claims
Patagonia has filed a lawsuit against Nordstrom for allegedly selling thousands of counterfeit Patagonia items in Nordstrom Rack stores. Nordstrom was previously an authorized Patagonia dealer for many years.

HSI’s Raul Aguilar Warns of ORC’s Threat to Public Safety and Economy
While organized retail crime has been around for years, retailers say it’s reached unprecedented levels, sparking deadly violence at some stores. HSI’s Raul Aguilar spoke to ABC News about the issue.

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