Возвращение Дикого Западаneznaika_nalune — 18.01.2022 ‘Spiraling crisis’: Thefts from cargo trains have spiked in L.A. County, Union Pacific says
Rail thefts have spiked in Los Angeles County, with thieves climbing aboard cargo trains, breaking into containers and stealing packages, railroad company Union Pacific warned Sunday.
Union Pacific said it has seen rail thefts increase by 160% in the county over the past year.
And it’s been more of a problem during the past three months — including through the busy holiday season — when more than 90 containers were compromised on average every day, the company said.
The thefts have left rails littered with debris from packages and merchandise that was meant to arrive at warehouse facilities around the U.S.
Дело доходит даже до "пускания составов под откос":
On Saturday afternoon, multiple cars of a Union Pacific train derailed in a Lincoln Heights area where packages were left covering the tracks....
Workers, who have to clean up the tracks, told KTLA the thefts have been happening in broad daylgiht.
“Doesn’t matter what time it is. It could be broad daylight and they just don’t care,” Union Pacific subcontractor Louis Barosas said of the thieves as crews were working at the site of the derailment....
The company sent a letter to L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón, asking for action to deal with “the spiraling crisis of organized and opportunistic criminal rail theft.”
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