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
LP Officer Charged with Sexually Assaulting Woman He Accused of Shoplifting
A man working as an LP officer for a Rite Aid store in Portland, Oregon has been charged with four counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, and two counts of first-degree sex abuse against a woman he accused of shoplifting in 2015.
QuickTrip Ends 24-Hour Operations at Kansas Stores Due to Retail Crime
Convenience store chain QuickTrip is adjusting its hours of operations at a number of its locations in Wichita, Kansas. The company made the decision in consultation with local police in an effort to address retail crime.
3 Female Shoplifters Tase Target LP Officer
Three women filled an entire shopping cart with various items, rung up about half of the items, and paid for none at an Indianapolis Target before tasing an LP officer who asked them for a receipt of purchase.
After Dispute Over Change at Convenience Store, Man Returns with 5 Pals and Robs Cashier of $8K
A Florida man who had a verbal dispute over change with a convenience store cashier returned moments later with his five friends. He then jumped over the counter, grabbed the cashier, and held him down while the friends stole $8,000.
Robber Punched 74-Year-Old Man Unprovoked Inside Store
A 74-year-old man was inside a store in Flushing, Queens when an assailant slugged him in the head without any prior dispute. During the attack, the victim dropped his bag, and the thief grabbed the bag and ran off.
Security Guard Arrested After Shooting Belligerent Store Patron
Facing a belligerent patron at a Royal Farms convenience store in Baltimore, a security guard drew her 9 mm handgun. The man briefly left the premises after the guard threatened him, but then he returned, acting disruptive, leading the guard to shooting him in the head.