Robbers Block MTA Train in Downtown Los Angeles and Rob the Passengers
"Suspects stopped the train and has multiple vans lined up to take items from the train...."
January 12, 2022
Update: A spokesman for the MTA denies that this incident ever took place. However, it was described on the LAPD scanner, sources say.
Well, it's not the first ever. But it is the first in a really long time. In a scene out of an old western movie, thieves in downtown Los Angeles have blocked a train from moving, and robbed the passengers. This was reported in a tweet from @downtownlascan.
"Possible robbery of a train in progress. Suspects stopped the train and has multiple vans lined up to take items from the train. LAPD responding code 3." When the LAPD arrived, the bad guys had left.
Los Angeles is said to be in the midst of a crime wave. Compared to 2019, homicides in Los Angeles through the end of October 2021 were up 75 percent. Aggravated assaults involving a firearm are up 73 percent. Motor vehicle thefts are up 57 percent. Unlawful shootings are up 73 percent.
The first movie ever filmed was The Great Train Robbery, filmed by the Thomas Edison film company in 1903.