Man arrested after leading police on wild pursuit in stolen taxi

A man has been arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase in a stolen taxi in North Sydney early this morning.

Just after 4am (Friday 14 August 2015), a taxi driver notified police that his vehicle had been stolen whilst he was paying for petrol at a service station on the corner of Falcon Street and West Street at Crows Nest.

No passengers were in the taxi at the time it was stolen.


Police conducted patrols of the area and spotted the car on Longueville Road, Lane Cove, and attempted to pull it over.

When the taxi allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit took place; which went through the north shore, northern beaches and Ryde areas.

The vehicle stopped on Tryon Lane, Lindfield, where a short foot chase took place.

A 21-year-old man was arrested without further incident and was taken to Chatswood Police Station, where he is assisting with inquiries.