A taxi hooning around Albury’s streets in the early hours of Wednesday morning was not looking for passengers, the driver was trying to get away.
Thieves stole the station wagon belonging to Albury Taxis from a house in Nowland Avenue, Lavington, between midnight and 4am.
Albury Detective Inspector Winston Woodward said highway patrol officers located the vehicle a short time and pursued the driver through Lavington and East Albury, but lost the car.
“It didn’t last very long,” he said.
The taxi was later found at Sarvaas Park in North Albury, where it had been set of fire and totally destroyed.
Police are investigating and have asked anyone with information to contact Albury police on (02) 6023 9267 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.