Bus company burglary reported
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary to a west Champaign bus company that was shut down by federal authorities last week.
Sgt. Dan Coile said the owner of LEX Express reported that some time between 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday, intruders forced open a garage door to get in the business at 310 Tiffany Court. Once inside, seven locked office doors were kicked in and the offices ransacked.
Three candy machines were broken into and a soda machine pried on, Coile said.
The only thing apparently missing from the building was a cellphone.
Outside, someone entered two unlocked buses and stole three TV monitors from one bus and damaged another TV monitor on a second bus.
The damage and value of the stolen item and cash was estimated at $2,105.
Last Friday, the business was ordered shut by the U.S. Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Safety Administration for alleged violations of safety regulations. The owner is appealing.