LA train tracks covered by empty boxes, while twenty target shipping containers

Train tracks used for freight transportation in Los Angeles looked like a garbage dump on Thursday as thieves looted cargo containers and left shipping packaging in their wake.

The crazy scene at part of the Union Pacific train tracks was captured by CBSLA – who also filmed an apparent thief darting from the area while carrying packages.

The sea of ​​scrap cardboard contained discarded items from Amazon, REI and other popular retailers, the store reported.

Union Pacific acknowledged the “cargo thefts” in a statement to the news station and said they have taken steps to crack down on the crimes.

The LAPD does not respond to train thefts, sources told CBSLA unless the freight carrier specifically asks for help.

The tracks were filled with rubbish this week, despite being cleared by Union Pacific workers about a month ago, the report said.

“These rail crimes pose a serious security threat to the public, our employees and local law enforcement,” Union Pacific said in a statement to the business.

“We have increased the number of Union Pacific Specialists on patrol, and we have used and explored additional technologies to help us combat this criminal activity.”

A camera crew catches a thief running away after looting a cargo container.
A camera crew catches a thief running away after looting a cargo container.
CBSLA
Another view of the Los Angeles train station.
Another view of the Los Angeles train station.
CBSLA

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