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Thieves cover Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Los Angeles with stolen goods and packages, disrupting deliveries


LOS ANGELES (KGO) — There’s an amazing scene on the Union Pacific lanes leading into downtown Los Angeles.

Thieves break into rail containers and dump goods on the tracks.

Boxes upon boxes of goods litter the tracks.

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After the goods have been thrown out of the moving freight trains, others rush in search of the more valuable items.

An Amazon customer who returned an item had no idea her delivery had been interrupted.

Kristin Lazar, CBS LA reporter: So there’s something you sent back but you had no idea it never got to its destination?

Customer: Yeah, I don’t even know what would be in that box. I buy so many from Amazon and return so many that I wouldn’t even know what it was.

Union Pacific says this stretch of track was cleared just 30 days ago.

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Police say they have increased patrols along this stretch of track and are considering other technologies to prevent these crimes from happening.

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