Much of the crime took place along sections of the railway, where there are growing homeless camps along the line.
In November, there were attacks on trains that were at a standstill due to delays in moving cargo from the port of Los Angeles, which is the busiest U.S. port.
The thieves recently targeted trains slowly approaching the city center, jumping and breaking in.
John Schreiber, an aerial camera operator for CBS in Los Angeles, said he went on the railroad tracks after constantly hearing about train burglaries.
He said: “There are looted packages as far as the eye can see. Amazon packages, UPS [United Parcel Service] boxes, unused Covid tests, fishing lures, epi pens, freight containers left open on trains. “
He said thieves are particularly enthusiastic about packages destined for residence addresses. After jumping on the train, the thieves “take this opportunity to break up the containers and take what’s inside,” he said. “I’d say every 4th or 5th wagon opened containers.”