Police: Teens wanted for 2 separate MTA bus thefts in Brooklyn, the Bronx

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CYPRESS HILLS -

Police are searching for suspects wanted in two different MTA bus thefts.

Police tell News 12 they are looking into the possibility that the teens involved in stealing an MTA bus from Herkimer Street and Williams Place at a depot may also be behind the theft of a bus in the Bronx.

Both thefts happened on Sunday, Dec. 23.

Police say around 12:30 a.m. three teens climbed on board an unoccupied MTA bus at the depot on Williams Place and Herkimer Street in Cypress Hills. It was later recovered on Conduit and Atlantic avenues, about a mile and a half away.

The incident was caught on the surveillance video from inside the bus.

News 12 reached out to the MTA about the incidents, and it responded saying, "There are layers of security measures in place and this is under investigation."

News 12 is told there are two entrances to the Brooklyn bus depot and one of the gates was left unlocked, allowing the teens to get in.

Police say later on that night, four young men and two young women got on board an unoccupied MTA bus that was parked in front of 925 Hunts Point Ave. around 7:40 p.m.

Officers say they drove it around for several hours traveling through parts of Brooklyn and Queens before parking it in front of 803 Prospect Ave. in the Bronx about half a mile away from where they originally stole it.

Police believe the two incidents may be related. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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