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
Iowa Grocery Store Worker Killed
A grocery store worker in a small Iowa town was killed in what authorities described as an apparent act of random violence. A deputy later shot the suspected shooter.
NYC Mayor Launches Retail Theft Task Force
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has launched a task force to support the implementation of his plan to combat retail theft across the city. This task force delivers on a key commitment outlined in the mayor’s previously released Retail Theft Report.
Pittsburgh Area Police Offer Assistance to Those Shoplifting Food and Essentials
Police in Frazer Township, Pennsylvania are using cameras not only to catch those who steal, but to help those who are shoplifting to feed their children.
Shoplifting Up 73% in Dallas as Retailers Rush to Protect Merch
The shopping experience in Dallas is starting to change as retail theft increased 73 percent through the first six months of this year. Now retailers are rushing to find solutions.
2 Men Plead Guilty in 2021 Shooting of Store Clerk
Two men have pleaded guilty in a December 2021 crime spree which included two carjackings and an armed robbery where a store clerk was shot in the mouth.
Chicago Police Issue Alert after String of Liquor Store Robberies
Thieves are targeting liquor stores in the latest string of armed robberies. Police said a group of men enter stores late at night, rob the people inside at gunpoint, and steal money from the cash register before taking off in a car.