The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: September 2 – 8

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

Nearly $200K Worth of Items from Victoria’s Secret Recovered in LA
Two people were arrested in an organized retail theft operation that was selling stolen merchandise behind a makeshift storefront display in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Thursday.

Giant Grocery Store Will No Longer Carry Certain Brands to Mitigate Shoplifting
A Giant Grocery Store in Southeast DC announced that it will no longer sell national name brands like Tide Detergent and other health and beauty items due to an increase in theft. The company said it will replace these items with private label brands when possible.

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Women Caught Crawling Under Counter to Steal Jewelry
A group of women were caught on video stealing jewelry from a store in Maryland, and the owner is hoping he can get the pieces, some of which are sentimental items, back to their owners.

Albuquerque Proesecutors Take New Approach to Combatting Retail Theft
Prosecutors in New Mexico’s largest metro area are taking over all cases involving retail theft including small-scale shoplifting in efforts to enforce new state sanctions against coordinated retail crime.

$190K Worth of Stolen Merchandise Recovered in El Sobrante
Authorities recovered $190,000 worth of stolen retail merchandise and $24,000 in cash at an El Sobrante residence.

4 Charged with Retail Theft at 2 Ross Dress for Less Stores in LA
Four men have been charged in connection with organized retail thefts at Ross Dress for Less stores in Los Angeles and Culver City late last month, prosecutors announced Friday.

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