Three people are being questioned Friday in connection with the theft of eight school buses overnight from a Far South Side bus yard after the vehicle were found dismantled at a West Side scrap yard.
The eight yellow buses were taken from a lot in the 10100 block of South Torrence Avenue overnight, police said.
The theft was discovered at about 5 a.m. Friday and reported to police. Through the use of an onboard GPS tracking system, all eight buses were located a short time later at a scrap yard in the 3400 block of South Lawndale Avenue.
They had already been taken apart, police said, and were damaged and in various states of disassembly.
Three persons of interest were being questioned in connection with the theft and scrapping of the buses, and the investigation is continuing, conducted by the CPD’s Auto Theft Unit.
A representative for Sunrise School Bus and Charter at 10017 S. Torrence Ave. said they would not immediately be able to comment, since the matter was still under investigation.
A Chicago Public Schools representative did not immediately know if any of the buses serviced CPS, and there was no answer at the scrap yard.
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