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Three arrested after taxi stolen on the way to Cannons Creek

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Three youths were taken into custody last night after a taxi was stolen between Titahi Bay and Cannons Creek.

At 10.40pm, during the course of the trip, the taxi stopped and the driver got out, at which time it was stolen.

Forty minutes later, Police received calls from members of the public. The taxi was sighted and after a brief pursuit and deployment of road spikes it was stopped.

One youth was due to appear in the Porirua Youth Court today on multiple charges, and two others have been referred to Police Youth Aid Section.

Further inquiries are ongoing to identifying a fourth offender.

“The taxi driver was not injured, and this was an isolated incident,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Martin Todd.

Support is being provided to the driver.

“We would like to thank members of the local community who called Police. This resulted in the apprehension of offenders, and the location of the stolen taxi that will be able to be returned to the owner.”

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