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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: September 30 – October 6

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

72 Charged After Several Stores Looted in Philadelphia
Seventy-two people have been charged after several stores were looted across Philadelphia last week. The chaos started hours after a judge dismissed all charges against a former police officer who shot and killed Eddie Irizarry.

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Craft Bill to Crack Down on ORC
A bill to crack down on organized retail theft is making its way through the Pennsylvania state legislature. Sen. Dave Argall (R) is the primary sponsor of the bill that the Senate Judiciary Committee passed this week.

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Donald Trump Says Shoplifters Should Be Shot
Former President Donald Trump recently gave a glimpse into how his next administration would urge law enforcement to handle shoplifters if he wins the election in 2024: by shooting them as they leave the store.

Thieves Ransack CVS, Leaving Shelves Empty
A CVS store was ransacked on Monday and again on Tuesday, in broad daylight, leaving the shelves nearly completely empty. Staff say thieves target the store on new shipment days and steal merchandise before it even makes it onto store shelves.

Gas Stations Getting Hit Hard by Retail Theft
A week after Target said they were closing nine stores due to repeated theft, we are learning more about how the places we go to gas up are also getting hit hard. Gas station owners say they are dealing with crippling retail theft.

Recent Flash Mob Robberies Reek of Organized Crime
Smash-and-grab burglaries perpetrated by highly orchestrated flash mobs who swoop in and out of mostly high-end stores with blitzkrieg-like speed and precision, and sometimes violence, are the latest criminal trend in Los Angeles.

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