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Freight Trains Being Openly Looted as They Pass Through LA;

• by Jack Davis

For the Union Pacific Railroad, LA now stands for "Loot Away."

In an escalation of brazen train robberies the James Gang would envy, container trains passing through Los Angeles are being pilfered, with discarded UPS and Amazon boxes littering the tracks in one part of Los Angeles, according to KTLA-TV.

Rail thefts have increased 160 percent in Los Angeles County over the past year, and railroad officials say they believe there is a strong connection between the thefts and LA County District Attorney George Gascón's policy of not prosecuting low-level crimes.