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
California to Make Largest-Ever Investment to Combat ORC
The state is poised to award the largest-ever single investment to combat organized retail crime in California history this week—sending over $267 million to 55 cities and counties across the state to hire more police, make more arrests, and secure more felony charges against suspects.
Pastor Ran Theft Ring That Stole $1.4M
A pastor who founded a halfway house is accused of abusing his authority and organizing a crime ring that stole at least $1.4 million from Home Depot. The pastor, Robert Dell, allegedly demanded the crimes under threat of abuse.
9 Arrested After Burglary Attempt Totaling $500K at Motorshop Dealership in New Jersey
Police arrested and charged nine individuals with attempted burglary after a break-in at Ledgewood Powersports in New Jersey.
Couple Arrested for Organized Retail Theft of $24K in Merchandise from Multiple Businesses in San Diego
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department officials report that a man and a woman are in custody on suspicion of being involved in numerous organized retail thefts.
Glynn County Alleges Employee Stole More than $290K
A Glynn County employee was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing more than $290,000 by using county-issued credit cards for his own gain, Glynn County police said.
Clerk Tied Up and Pepper Sprayed in League City Robbery
Police found the 21-year-old 7-Eleven clerk tied around the hands and feet with phone cables. Officials said the wanted suspect filled up two trash bags with cigarettes and other items.