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Thieves are digging through train cargo filled with packages in downtown Los Angeles, creating mounds of trash as a result.

CBS 2 Los Angeles photojournalist John Schreiber visited train tracks in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and described “looted packages as far as the eye can see,” including “Amazon packages, UPS boxes, unused Covid tests, fishing lures, epi pens,” he said in a Thursday tweet.

The article goes on to state the following:

Local law enforcement told Schreiber that UPS bags are popular among “thieves opening cargo containers” because “they are often full of boxes with merchandise bound for residential addresses,” he said.


According to the Union Pacific website, they have their own security and police to watch over the trains and have primary jurisdiction over the railroad.

A Union Pacific spokesperson told Fox News in a statement, “Union Pacific is very concerned about the increased cargo thefts in California, and we have taken several steps to address this criminal activity. These rail crimes pose a serious safety threat to the public, our employees and local law enforcement officers.”

The spokesperson added, “We have increased the number of Union Pacific special agents on patrol, and we have utilized and explored additional technologies to help us combat this criminal activity. We also will continue to work with our local law enforcement partners and elected leaders.”

Photojournalist John Schreiber tweeted Thursday, “Keep hearing of train burglaries in LA on the scanner so went to #LincolnHeights to see it all. And… there’s looted packages as far as the eye can see. Amazon packages, @UPS boxes, unused Covid tests, fishing lures, epi pens. Cargo containers left busted open on trains. @CBSLA”

“I’m told by law enforcement these @UPS bags are especially sought after by thieves opening cargo containers… they are often full of boxes with merchandise bound for residential addresses. More valuable than say, a cargo container full of low value bulky items like toilet paper.”

“This opened package from @REI destined for Bainbridge Island, WA was taken off a train. Typing in the @UPS tracking # and it obviously lists it as ‘delayed.’ We found lots of opened packages bound for the Northwest along this section of tracks.”

“As you can see, trains frequently slow or stop in this area as they get worked into the @UnionPacific Intermodal facility near Downtown LA. The thieves use this opportunity to break open containers and take what’s inside. I’d say every 4th or 5th rail car had opened containers.”

“Missing a package? Shipment delayed? Maybe your package is among the thousands we found discarded along the tracks. This is but one area thieves have targeted trains. We were told this area was just cleaned up 30 days ago so what you see is all within the last month.”

“Responsibility for policing the railroad right of way falls on Union Pacific Police… not local agencies like LAPD. We did see Union Pacific police chasing two people today off the tracks and keeping an eye on things. Unfortunately @UPS, it’s gonna take a lot more than a tracking number in this situation.”


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13 COMMENTS

  1. Well now I know why I never got my package! Sounds bad to say this but with the increase and brazen crimes a bullet in the ass needs to be a recourse for the officers. It’s not going to be long before these crimes become more organized if more security is put in place. It really is coming to the point that criminals need to have very severe consequences for what they’re doing because jail and prison time aren’t doing it, that’s if they are even prosecuted!

  2. Lmao.. Its a 300$ fine to even walk on the RR tracks. A trespassing ticket for 300$ and this shit is happening in plain view.. Oh cant be fukin with the homeless n POC gettin their goodies… Smfh

  3. UP hiring more agents?
    So you want to be the agent by yourself at night in that part of town confronting 20 Thieves ?
    Then telling them , say you can’t open that container door….
    Good luck

  4. Going from robbing merchants to robbing trains. I guess it’s safer and more profitable. More goods and no people to deal with. And it’s available 24/7.
    How many billions of dollars is it going to cost before they do anything about these Brazen crimes and criminals. Is it the police and the security not doing their job? Or is it that the criminals are just thinking outside of the box. Or could it be all the illegals coming into the country that need a way to support themselves?
    You wonder, who’s going to pay for this? Obviously us consumers will. Because the price will go up on everything. Manufacturers and retailers may have insurance to cover for theft. But they have to make up for it some way. And so again we will be paying higher prices for everything. Either to get security so that stuff doesn’t get stolen or higher prices at the checkout stand. Because someone has to make more of a profit from their losses. They better get a hold on this it’s not going to get any better only worse.

  5. How about put some agents inside of the box cars, when they go through that area. And shoot the first person that opens the damn door. They should get the message real fast. Surprise surprise…. deal with it on the inside rather than trying to get them from the outside

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