The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: October 1 – 7

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

LA Store Owner Fatally Stabbed Attempting to Stop Shoplifters
The owner of a wig shop in Los Angeles was stabbed to death as he attempted to prevent shoplifting at his business. He owned the store in downtown LA for close to 20 years. The two 17-year-old suspects have been arrested.

Active Shooter Claims at Jersey Mall Stem from Popcorn Machine
Jersey City’s Newport Centre Mall was the center of a social media storm as online posters alleged a possible active shooter situation, but it turned out to be just a malfunctioning popcorn machine.

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Shoplifter Arrested after Shooting at Police
A shoplifting suspect shot at Lakewood, Colorado police multiple times during a foot chase, but was taken into custody unharmed. This was after employees of a Walmart saw the man and a woman leaving the store with hundreds of dollars in stolen merchandise.

Fired Employee Robs Ace Hardware Store
A former employee was arrested after stealing money from a Phoenix, Arizona-area Ace Hardware store. He walked into the manager’s office, opened the safe with a code, and stuffed $1,400 into a bag before leaving.

Retail Theft Plaguing Western Washington
Crooks targeting businesses continue to be a problem throughout Western Washington. Tuesday morning, Tacoma, Washington police said thieves used a stolen truck to crash into a store.

CVS Employee Stabbed Inside DC Store
A CVS employee was stabbed in a confrontation with a suspect attempting to steal from a store in Southeast Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. After being confronted for shoplifting, the suspect stabbed the employee in the neck before fleeing.

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