The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: September 17 – 23

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

56% of Small Businesses Have Dealt with Shoplifting This Year
Over half (56 percent) of small businesses in the retail sector say they have been victims of shoplifting in the past year, according to a new survey released by the US Chamber of Commerce.

Employee Sues Kroger after Mass Shooting
A Kroger employee who was shot the day a recently fired employee of a contracted sushi company inside of the store opened fire at a Collierville, Tennessee Kroger is suing the company for a total of $10 million.

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Video Shows Thieves Attacking T-Mobile Store in Smash-and-Grab
Customers at a T-Mobile store in California were caught up in a smash-and-grab robbery that was captured on camera. The incident involved three thieves stealing phones worth thousands of dollars during business hours.

Counterfeit Medications Taking Over the Internet
At this particularly dismal moment in digital history, the web’s most devious characters are not merely phishing scammers looking to con you into sharing your credit card info, but rather, more seemingly innocuous players: online pharmacies.

Retailers Are Adding More Security Guards to Stores
One night in April, thieves entered a Gristedes grocery store on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and bound two employees with zip ties at gunpoint before stealing thousands of dollars in goods. In response, they bulked up security.

Ex-Employee Scammed $1.3M from NJ Car Dealership
An Ocean County, New Jersey man has been accused of ripping off an auto dealership where he used to work, pocketing over one million dollars in a billing scheme.

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