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CMPD: Woman wanted for stealing CATS bus

CMPD is looking for a woman suspected of stealing and ditching a CATS bus.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is looking for a woman who stole a Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) bus.

The vehicle was stolen from a CATS lot on North Davidson Street on May 9.

If you have any information on the suspect, call Charlotte Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  

This is not the first crime that has plagued CATS this year. 

On Feb. 11, CATS bus driver Ethan Rivera was shot in his bus during a road rage incident, dying from his wounds a day later.

RELATED: CATS driver was killed during road rage incident, CMPD says

A protest was held by CATS drivers following the shooting, demanding various measures to help drivers feel safe on their routes.

The suspect was found and arrested on March 1.

RELATED: Suspect wanted for deadly CATS bus driver shooting arrested, police say

Additionally, CATS has been severely understaffed, with 60 vacancies for bus drivers and 15 vacancies for rail operators.

RELATED: CATS asking for input from riders as it works to improve transit experience

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