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Joyrider Steals NYC Bus, Goes Undetected for Hours

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What to Know

  • A joyrider sneaked off with an empty New York City bus and took it on an hours-long adventure from the Bronx to Queens and back, police say
  • Police said the bus was stolen around 7:40 p.m. Sunday near the Crossings Mall in the Bronx
  • Police said they're searching for a suspect in Sunday's brazen heist

Authorities say a joyrider sneaked off with an empty New York City bus and took it on an hours-long adventure from the Bronx to Queens and back.

Police said Wednesday they're searching for a suspect in Sunday's brazen heist, which was starting to gain attention after the Christmas holiday.

Police said the bus was stolen around 7:40 p.m. Sunday near the Crossings Mall in the Bronx.

GPS data shows it went to Queens before it was found a few blocks away around 4 a.m. Monday, more than eight hours later.

Police say the MTA didn't report the bus stolen until after it was already found.

The MTA declined to comment, citing the ongoing police investigation.

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