A mob of 300 or so teenagers recently took over a Walmart in Jacksonville, Fla., according to a local TV report.
The flash mob allegedly destroyed an anti-theft scanner that cost $1,500, according to a police report cited by the TV station. No arrests have been made apparently, but hopefully there will be some repercussions for the teenagers who took part in the stunt.
One of the mob participants posted this video on YouTube. What's a loss prevention officer to do in this situation except feel helpless?
OTTAWA—A soon-to-be-enacted law in Canada will expand the ability for a person to perform a citizen's arrest, a change that will have a major impact on private security personnel in the country, according to two security experts who spoke with Security Director News
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CHARLES TOWN, W. Va., and MATHEWS, N.C.—A new academic partnership announced today aims to increase educational opportunities for loss prevention professionals, as well as promote loss prevention as a viable career path to students.
YARMOUTH, Maine—A first-of-its-kind study on "sweethearting"—a form of employee theft when the employee gives away products or services for free or at a discount—claims traditional mitigation strategies used by loss prevention professionals often don't work and offers guidance to managers struggling to address the problem.
ALBANY, N.Y.—The New York State Senate this week passed legislation that makes it felony to use "booster bags" and other anti-security devices to steal merchandise from retailers, joining a number of other states that have sought to combat organized retail crime.