As first reported by Bermuda Real on Sunday (Jan 23), police confirmed that nine buses at the Dockyard depot were vandalised with the fare vaults removed and destroyed.

The Department of Public Transportation (DPT) has moved the buses to headquarters for repairs, as the investigation continues.

Transport Minister Lawrence Scott condemned the act, saying: “This is a selfish and unfortunate incident.

“The theft and removal of the fare vaults have put further strain on the DPT bus fleet and diverted resources to repairs,” he added.

“I want to thank the DPT team that rallied to repair six of the nine buses yesterday (Sunday), avoiding service cancellations today (Monday).

He also noted that the temporary bus schedule introduced on January 14 remains in place this week.

DPT will provide an update on January 28 on when the full bus schedule will resume. For more information and review the bus schedule or call 292-3851.”

Meanwhile, anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact police on 211 to assist with the investigation.