Police seek taxi thief

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POLICE are seeking the public’s help to identify this man in relation to a theft and property damage of a taxi in West Belconnen on Friday, 29 July 2016.

At around 1am, the male passenger was picked up from an address in Melba. While in the vicinity of the Charnwood shops, the man allegedly forced the taxi driver out of the vehicle, got into the driver’s seat, and drove away.

The taxi has since been recovered from an address in Watson, with damage to the exterior and items taken from the vehicle including a sum of money.

The man is described as being around 175cm (5’9”) tall with a solid build and dark complexion – possibly of Pacific Islander/Maori or South American appearance.

We’re urging the man pictured, or anyone with any information in relation to his identity, to come forward and speak with police.

You can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report at crimestoppers.com.au. Please quote reference 5992129. Information can be provided anonymously.

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