The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: October 7 – 13

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

Bakersfield California Police Department Receives $6M to Combat Retail Theft
Riding off the high of record arrests and declining crime, the Bakersfield California Police Department announced Friday that it received $6 million in state grant funding to further combat retail theft.

Sacramento Business Faces $120,000 in Damages After Burglary
A Sacramento antique shop is hanging on by a thread after the business was hit by burglars for the second time in a year.

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Brothers Swap Fake iPhones for Real Ones, Ripping Apple off $6.1M
Three brothers from San Diego caused Apple to lose $6.1 million with a widespread scheme in which more than 10,000 fake iPhones and iPads were swapped out for the real devices at hundreds of stores, according to US federal prosecutors.

Former Illinois Police Chief Caught Shoplifting from Florida Walmart
A man who once served people in a small community in Illinois as their police chief was arrested at a Walmart in The Villages, Florida, for shoplifting.

Kroger Has an Intrusive Plan to Stop Theft—Walmart and Target Might Follow
The giant grocery chain has a controversial solution for a growing industry problem, and other retailers are considering following this tactic, too.

Employee Shot and Killed During Liquor Store Robbery in West Covina California
Authorities are searching for a gunman who shot and killed an employee during a robbery at a liquor store in West Covina.

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