A taxi driver and limo driver have been arrested for stealing from a city taxi operator, police have said.
Key points:A taxi driver is accused of stealing $1,000 from a limo owner who left the taxi driver with no moneyThe taxi and limos driver were arrested at a local station, police saidThey were later released without chargeThe taxi driver, who was not named, was arrested at an area petrol station, according to police.
He has been charged with one count of stealing from the taxi and one count each of criminal damage, theft and dishonest dealing.
He was released without being charged.
Police were alerted to the incident at about 9:30am on Saturday when a taxi driver contacted the city’s taxi service, where he had a short distance to pick up a passenger, according the Queensland Police Service.
The driver left the vehicle at the petrol station and the limo operator contacted the police to report the incident, which had happened a few days earlier.
The incident was not reported to the taxi service.
The taxi service alerted the police, which was the same as the city police, police spokesman Stephen White said.
Police also spoke to the owner of the limousines, who said he did not know the taxi drivers whereabouts.
He told police that the taxi operator left with $1.00 of his vehicle, but was unable to provide any further details.
He was arrested by police at a petrol station on Saturday.
The police have not yet been able to establish a motive.