During the night between Monday and Tuesday, a bus was stolen from a bus depot in Fana south of Bergen and then driven into a ditch. A boy in his teens was apprehended with the keys in his pocket.
The bus suffered major material damage when it hit a mountainside in Fanafjellsvegen, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.
The police did not want to reveal the suspected boy’s exact age, but he is older than 15 years.
The bus was stolen between 5 and 6 o’clock Tuesday night. The bus was found, and the police notified shortly afterward.
“We have arrested a young man who was on his way down to Nordvik with the keys in his pocket. We have no reason to believe that there have been more people involved,” police task leader Ole Bjørn Sveen told NRK.
The boy was taken to the emergency room for a checkup. The police are investigating the case and have involved the child welfare service.
Operations Manager Stine Mjelde in the Western Police District informed newspaper Bergensavisen that the boy is known to the police from before.
A second incident
A few hours earlier, the police were notified of a similar incident. At 11:11 PM on Monday, they were notified that a bus had been stolen from a terminal area south of Bergen, Bergensavisen writes.
“It had been driven a short distance inside the area before it crashed into a wall,” Kristine Pettersen, a senior police officer at the Bergen South police station told the newspaper.
A young boy is said to have escaped from the bus after a bus driver tried to stop him.
Pettersen stated that the man tried speaking to the boy. Then, the boy allegedly threatened him and said: “I’ll stab you, I’ll stab you.”
The police conducted a search in the area but were unable to find the second boy, Bergensavisen writes.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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