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Former JUTC employee who drove bus from company depot, held by police

The former Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) employee who drove away a bus from one of  the company's depots on December 23 last year is in police custody.
 
This was confirmed by Managing Director of the JUTC, Paul Abrahams this morning.
 
The man was reportedly held today trying to drive away another bus at South Parade, in Downtown Kingston, he was taken to the Central Police station and later transferred to Rock Fort Police station.
It was reported that the former worker, who was employed as a mechanic at the JUTC, went to one of the depots in a bus which developed mechanical problems along North Parade in downtown Kingston.
 
The driver of the bus allowed the ex-employee to drive the vehicle to the depot.
 
It is alleged that, while at the depot, the ex-employee gained access to another unit and drove it out of  the compound without the requisite security and operational clearance.
 
The JUTC said a preliminary assessment revealed that the driver who allowed the ex-employee access to the facility was not aware that the individual was no longer working with the company.


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