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The 'weakest link in the supply chain': Thieves looting LA trains like the Wild West

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LOS ANGELES - Blue surgical masks and cotton balls. Car parts, pieces of tools and dozens of new toner cartridges for laser jet printers. Boxes from Macy's, Bath and Body Works and Amazon - all empty with postmarks to addresses across the country. 

The railroad tracks in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Lincoln Heights look as though a twister swept through, with thousands of boxes, bags and trash littering the rails for blocks. For months, residents in the area say they've watched the chaos unfold at all hours. 

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