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Video exhibits 1000’s of stolen packages, empty bins littering L.A. railway – Nationwide

Video exhibits 1000’s of stolen packages, empty bins littering L.A. railway – Nationwide

Have you ever ever anticipated a bundle supply, solely to seek out that it was seemingly misplaced within the ether? It by no means makes it onto your porch, and the standing stays caught on “out for supply”?

New video, captured in a Los Angeles practice yard, exhibits what occurs to at the very least among the packages that by no means attain their closing vacation spot.

John Schreiber, a contract photojournalist working for CBS, captured incredible footage of the rampant looting and theft that has been plaguing cargo trains in L.A.


Shredded bins and packages are seen at a piece of the Union Pacific practice tracks in downtown Los Angeles Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Thieves have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains nearing downtown Los Angeles for months, leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded packages.


Ringo H.W. Chiu / The Related Press

The video exhibits debris as far as the eye can see – 1000’s of damaged bins, discarded merchandise and unopened Amazon Prime packages.

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The world seems nearly like a landfill, and Schreiber and his colleagues witnessed a number of brazen thefts whereas the cameras had been rolling.

Schreiber mentioned he was prompted to go to the Lincoln Heights practice yard after listening to a number of practice burglaries come throughout the L.A. police scanner.

He spoke with Union Pacific officers whereas taking pictures his movies, who instructed him that the realm was cleaned up about 30 days in the past, so what he was taking pictures had solely occurred throughout the final month.

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Among the many packages, Schreiber exhibits unopened COVID-19 fast assessments, epi pens and fishing lures.

The trains cease within the space for hours, and generally in a single day, to unload their cargo. Nonetheless, sources instructed CBSLA that the locks used on the containers are straightforward to chop by means of.

In an announcement to CBSLA, Union Pacific mentioned they’re “very involved concerning the elevated cargo thefts” and that they’ve “elevated the variety of…particular brokers on patrol.”

Certainly, Schreiber’s digicam caught Union Pacific police chasing two thieves away from the realm.




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