Man, 19, faces charges of steal­ing taxi

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News -

A 19-year-old Margaret River man will ap­pear in court next month af­ter it is claimed he stole a taxi at the week­end.

Margaret River po­lice of­fi­cerin-charge Sergeant Brett Cas­sidy said at 1am on Satur­day two men jumped into the back of a maxi taxi parked at the IGA rank. The driver was out­side the ve­hi­cle at the time and told the two men it was pre-booked for an­other cus­tomer and they needed to get out.

When the driver had his back turned, it’s al­leged the of­fender climbed into the front seat and drove off. “The van was found aban­doned a short dis­tance away with the keys left in the ig­ni­tion and the en­gine run­ning,” Sgt Cas­sidy said.

The man will ap­pear at the Margaret River Mag­is­trates Court on June 11.

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