Car thief takes taxi

A THIEF jumped into a taxi and drove off as the owner was putting his shopping in the boot.

The Colin’s Taxis Toyota Avensis was outside Tesco in Cleckheaton at 11.10am on Monday.

The thief jumped into the driver’s side and drove off.

The suspect was a white man, aged about 25, slim, 5ft 8ins tall and wore a red hooded top with the hood up.

The car was later seen outside Rhenus Logistics, where the suspect threw out a GPS tracking device.

Witnesses should ring police on 101.