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Tempting targets: Eastern Pa. among regions hardest hit by cargo theft, report says (access required)

The Hollywood image through the years might depict truckers being accosted by gun-wielding organized-crime figures who hijack a cargo of cigarettes or booze and then drive off, leaving the bewildered driver to walk home. Real-life cargo heists today might involve organized crime, but the thieves are more likely to be wielding sophisticated GPS systems or social media accounts that redirect freight to bogus addresses. And eastern Pennsylvania is one of the main areas being hit by thefts

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