Police arrived on the scene after the business’ alarm was tripped, reports KDKA in Pittsburgh, and found the bus abandoned inside the store. The back of the bus was open, while the front door remained locked.
“He had enough force to move the bus all the way into the building,” the local police chief said. “With the assistance of neighboring departments we did a K-9 track, obviously there was no one on the bus. And it came up negative with any kind of suspects.”
The company that owns the bus says it was out of service, awaiting an inspection in a garage that sits in a fenced and locked lot. Whoever stole the bus had to drive through the fence to get away with it.
The Vitamin Shoppe was severely damaged, but police don’t think the crash was an attempted robbery.
Police do have a few sources for possible leads: camera footage from the school bus’ surveillance system, which turns on automatically when the vehicle starts up and GPS records that could provide insight into the bus’ journey to the center of the Vitamin Shoppe.