Hunt continues for man who stole a bus in Exeter and drove 10 miles using bus lanes
Police are hunting for a man who stole a bus in the city centre and drove it to Powderham Castle – using bus lanes along the whole route.
It is thought the man stole the Stagecoach vehicle from Exeter Bus Station as a way of getting home after a night out in the city and probably lives close to where it was recovered undamaged.
It is thought he may be an experienced driver of large vehciles.
These clear CCTV images takes from the bus show the moment the man got on the vehicle and started it up.
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A police spokesman said: “The bus was stolen from the main city centre bus station in Belgrave Road and recovered near Powderham Castle, Church Lane, Kenton.
“The on-board CCTV shows that the male who stole the bus used bus lanes throughout the journey. It is therefore believed that he will have some experience of driving large vehicles and possibly lives in the Kenton area.”
The theft occurred between 12.30am and 1.35am on Saturday, September 21. It was recovered at around 2am.
If anybody recognises the man they should contact PC 5699 Dave Mills at Heavitree Road Police Station, by quoting Crime Number DE/13/8857 and ringing 101.
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.