Containers on L.A. Trains Being Robbed

Is this nuts or what? No, I don’t mean Inside Edition doing some actual serious reporting, but rather that not much is being done by L.A. police to stop it.

The laws that trivialize theft of this nature don’t factor in all of time, effort, energy and expense that a shipper goes through.

That said, imagine all of the people waiting for these packages? If there are a thousand package boxes lying on these tracks, think of the 1,000 people expecting them and adjusting their schedules to be at home?

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  1. alan geeves on January 19, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    The police and the rail company have a part to play in this. Why are police not interested in what is obviously a major theft ring? Why does the railway not have decent cameras at the places this happens and in the rail wagons? Judging by the amount of rubbish there is a serious amount of money being made from this theft. Didnt robberies of mail trains use to get a life in prison?

  2. Steve Borsch on January 19, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks for the comment. I think LAPD cops are exhausted and also there might be push-back because of so many people being upset with the police. Maybe the lack of focus is a “FU” to citizens, a lack of resource issue, or something else.

    Why the rail lines seemingly have zero interest in protecting the cargo they are conveying is beyond comprehension.

  3. Steve Borsch on January 19, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Just saw this article about railroad police being laid off, Alan, and thought you might be interested.

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