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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: October 22 – 28

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

Group Connected with ORC Arrested in California
Modesto, California police officers have arrested three people for alleged involvement in organized thefts at retail stores in the area. All three are facing charges of conspiracy, second-degree burglary, grand theft, theft of personal property, and organized retail theft.

Wawa Closes Philadelphia Stores Due to Crime
Popular convenience store chain Wawa is permanently closing some Philadelphia stores and shortening the hours at suburban stores due to crime. The announcement comes amid a rash of crimes at Wawa stores across the city.

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Police Find Vehicle Full of High-End Booze Linked to Several Thefts
Two suspects allegedly linked to several high-end alcohol thefts in the San Francisco area were taken into custody after officers located their vehicle and recovered a large quantity of alcohol stolen from a grocery store.

Shoplifting Suspect Crashes U-Haul While Fleeing Police
An Indiana man landed in a hospital after leading police on a chase through the streets in a U-Haul truck and crashing, requiring first responders to extricate him from the wreckage. The incident began with a report of the man stealing over $1,000 in merchandise.

Man Threatens to Stab People at Walmart Over $58 Theft
A man threatened to stab people at a Pennsylvania Walmart with a knife while also threatening to slit any officers’ throats who attempted to stop him after becoming aggressive with employees who confronted him for stealing $58.94 of merchandise.

Shoplifting Investigation Turns into Chase and Meth Arrest
Officers were investigating a case of shoplifting at a Walmart in Indiana when the store notified them of two suspects trying to get away in a pickup truck. The officers clocked the pair going more than 100 miles per hour as they nearly hit another vehicle head-on.

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