The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: November 5 – 11

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

Security Guard Killed by Shoplifter in Maryland
A 43-year-old man was working as a security guard at a grocery store in Oxon Hill, Md. when he attempted to stop a 20-year-old from stealing items. When confronted, the woman pulled a gun from her backpack and shot him.

How Police Are Protecting Holiday Shoppers
The city of Mentor, Ohio is one of the top retail destinations in the state of Ohio, netting their economy around $1.9 billion a year in sales. That’s why Mentor police are turning to their retail theft deterrence program to protect holiday shoppers.

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Police Investigating Abduction of Walmart Employee at Gunpoint
Cincinnati police are investigating the reported armed abduction of a Walmart employee and the theft of his car. The employee, who suffered minor injuries after being struck by a gun, said he was later released by the suspect.

Man Convicted of Poisoning Food at Retail Stores
A man was sentenced to 10 years of probation in addition to a federal prison sentence from 2021 after being charged with tampering and adding poison or other harmful substances to food at multiple retail stores in the Phoenix area in October 2018.

With Crime, Christmas, and a Rising Cost of Living, Will Retail Abuse Continue to Grow?
As financial pressures intensify and the run up to the peak holiday shopping period draws nearer, so does the added risk of retail crime. Will theft and abuse against retail workers get worse in the coming months?

Members of New Jersey ORC Ring Arrested
Four individuals have been arrested following an investigation into professional shoplifting rings that have targeted Jackson, New Jersey during the past two months. One individual allegedly stole $60,000 in merchandise.

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