The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: October 15 – 21

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

Chicago Liquor Store Owner Killed by Robber
The 66-year-old owner of a liquor store in North Chicago was shot in the chest and killed after a gunman rode up on a bike and demanded money from the register. The store owner returned fire but missed.

UK Police Launch Week of Action to Target Retail Crime as Cases Triple
Police in Bedfordshire, England have launched a week of action targeting retail crime, partnering with retailers, private security, and volunteers for operations across the county as a part of the Safer Business Action (SaBA) days.

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20 Cars Stolen from NYC Dealership
Thieves stole 20 cars from a New York City dealership, and police officials are saying they will likely use the vehicles to commit more crimes. They broke open a lock box that held keys before driving off with the late model luxury vehicles.

Another San Fran Store Closes Due to Retail Theft
Rampant retail theft is forcing another San Francisco store to close its doors. Cotopaxi is temporarily closing its Hayes Valley location less than a year after it opened. After multiple break-ins, employees no longer felt safe working at the store.

Serial Shoplifter Charged with Stealing Thousands in Merchandise
A woman from Green Bay, Wisconsin is facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Kohl’s locations across the city, according to police.

Shoplifters Threaten Jewel Manager with Gun
Three shoplifters threatened a Jewel-Osco manager with a gun after he confronted them at a store in Chicago. They stole several items, including bottles of liquor, before loading the stolen goods into a vehicle.

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