The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: September 24 – 30

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

Best Buy, Home Depot Lock Up Goods to Fight Theft
Shoppers are finding more empty space on store shelves, but not because the retailer is out of stock. In many cases, the items are locked away to prevent theft, which has grown much worse since the start of the pandemic.

Mental Health Struggles Can Lead to Shoplifting
Terrence Daryl Shulman, author and founder of the Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending, and Hoarding, says that many shoplifters are crying for help through their actions.

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Colorado City Council Approves Jail Time for Shoplifters
A plan to require minimal jail sentences of three days for people convicted of stealing $300 or more worth of retail goods continued to divide the Aurora, Colorado city council on Monday, but still secured final approval.

2 Lowe’s Employees Accused of Theft
A Lowe’s employee was accused of assisting two people in stealing more than $3,000 worth of items from the store. Another employee confessed to making fraudulent returns and not scanning items.

Woman Accused of Assaulting Walmart Employee in West Virginia
A woman accused of shoplifting and assaulting a store employee at a Walmart in Summersville, West Virginia has been identified. The woman allegedly shoplifted from the Walmart and then assaulted an employee.

Police Investigate Connecticut Jewelry Store Robbery
A jewelry store burglary in Tolland, Connecticut has garnered the attention of the State Police. Managers of nearby businesses said this level of detail in a robbery is unprecedented, and that the area mostly deals with shoplifting incidents.

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