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
Florida GameStop Employee Charged after Fatally Shooting Shoplifter
A GameStop clerk in Florida has been charged with manslaughter after police say he fatally shot a shoplifter. The man had grabbed five boxes of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet ultra premium trading cards, which retail for $120 a box, and ran toward the door when he was shot.
Robbed, Spat At, and Assaulted, British Shopkeepers Despair Over Crime
Repeat offenders and criminal gangs operating with apparent impunity is becoming a hot political topic in the UK ahead of the national election expected next year. Critics of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s government say it shows a breakdown in society.
LA Retail Theft Suspects Arrested with Thousands in Cash, Merchandise
Two suspects in retail theft crimes across Los Angeles were arrested last week by an LAPD taskforce. Officers found on them a loaded gun that had been reported stolen and about $1,800 in cash. Smash-and-grab tools and numerous stolen items from local stores were also found.
What We Know (and Don’t) about the Rise in Retail Theft
Shopping in-person feels different these days. Watch the news or scan social media for five minutes and you’ll understand what’s driving the unsettling shift.
San Diego DA Meets with Businesses to Crack Down on ORC
San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan announced a renewed push and how she plans to hold thieves accountable for ORC in San Diego. Stephan toured an ULTA store, where employees showed her how they are attempting to stop thefts.
Suspects in Walmart Robbery Ring Charged
Three men from Michigan have been charged after allegedly assaulting an employee at a Wisconsin Walmart and stealing nearly $3,600 worth of Apple watches. All three suspects are convicted felons and have extensive criminal histories in Michigan, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.