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8 buses stolen, chopped overnight


UPI News Service, 03/08/2013 

Police in Chicago said Friday they were searching for a scrap yard owner after eight school buses were stolen and chopped into scrap overnight.

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Police arrested three people at SRV Metal Scrapper after following a GPS trail and finding the stolen buses, which had already been cut to pieces and piled into a two-story heap of scrap, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The 40-foot long buses -- weighing about 17,000 to 20,000 pounds each -- were stolen sometime after 7 p.m. CST Thursday from a yard operated by Sunrise Transportation Inc., which has about 260 buses. The theft was not noticed until workers arrived for work at about 5 a.m. Friday.

All eight of the buses were equipped with Global Positioning System tracking devices, so police were able to track them to the scrap yard -- where they said several people ducked into a building when officers arrived.

"There was a pile of shredded school buses about two-stories high," a police official said.

Sunrise President and co-owner Greg Bonnett said when he learned investigators had tracked the whereabouts of the buses, he "expected to come in and see our buses, not a mound of scrap."

"In 40 years I have never heard of anything like this," he said.

Sunrise had enough buses to handle Friday morning's school bus schedule.


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