Police seek suspect in theft of taxi

Las Vegas police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who police said stole a taxi at gunpoint.

On Aug. 22, the suspect called for a taxi from a business near Charleston Boulevard and Hualapai Way.

Near Tropicana Avenue and Fort Apache Road, the man got upset and got out of the taxi, police said.

When the driver got out of the vehicle, the man pulled a gun, threatened the driver and then drove off in the taxi, police said.

The taxi was later recovered by police.

The suspect was described by police as a man in his 20s with a medium build, short hair and glasses.

Anyone with information about this case should call the Metropolitan Police Department robbery section at 702-828-3591, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at

Contact reporter Colton Lochhead at or 702-383-4638. Follow @ColtonLochhead on Twitter.

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