LA train tracks blanketed in empty boxes as thieves target cargo containers

LA train tracks blanketed in empty boxes as thieves target cargo containers


Train tracks used for freight-transport in Los Angeles resembled a garbage dump Thursday as thieves have been raiding cargo containers and leaving shipping packaging in their wake.

The screwy scene at a section of Union Pacific train tracks was captured by CBSLA – which also filmed an apparent thief darting from the area while carrying packages.

The sea of scrapped cardboard contained discarded items from Amazon, REI and other popular retailers, the outlet reported.

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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 doesn’t respond to train thefts, sources told CBSLA, unless the freight-company specifically requests help.

The tracks were littered with refuse this week,

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