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At-Home COVID Test Deliveries Delayed By L.A. Train Robberies

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A surge in Wild West-style train robberies outside the busy ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has delayed retail shipments of everything from at-home COVID-19 tests, fishing lures and parcels from Amazon, REI and UPS.

Union Pacific says thefts targeting its trains are up 160% over the past year in Los Angeles County, with an average of 90 containers broken into every day over the last three months.

It’s the latest instance of a global supply chain that has broken down during the pandemic, with millions of shoppers encountering the crisis in the form of shortages and delays on everything from refrigerators to books to COVID-19 tests.

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