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
Man Facing Murder Charge after Intervening in Store Robbery
A man is behind bars for murder after intervening in a robbery at a Family Dollar store in Texas. The robber got into a fight with an employee, punching her several times as he attempted to take items from the store, before being shot by the bystander.
Rampant Retail Theft Is Making Inflation Worse
The surge in organized retail theft will shutter storefronts and further drive up costs for consumers already grappling with high inflation, according to economists at the Heritage Foundation.
$35K in Products Stolen from Apple Store on Black Friday
Two people who entered an Apple store in downtown Palo Alto, California during a busy Black Friday sales event made off with an estimated $35,000 in merchandise after threatening physical violence to anyone who tried to stop them.
Washington Attorney General Seeks $1.5M to Combat ORC
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his office is requesting $1.5 million a year from the state legislature to establish an organized retail crime unit. The funding would help hire 10 people, including prosecutors and investigators.
Burglars Take Thousands in Merch from LA Shoe Store Days Before Reopening
A shoe store owner in San Pedro, Los Angeles is heartbroken after burglars broke into his business and stole thousands of dollars in merchandise just days before he was set to reopen for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
5 Arrested in Colorado Retail Theft Crackdown
The Colorado Springs Police Department arrested five people after a targeted retail theft deployment on the city’s south side. The arrests cleared 11 warrants, including one felony and 10 misdemeanor warrants.