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Police: Woman carjacks taxi, crashes it and steals another car

Updated Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 12:15 a.m.

Metro Police are on the hunt for a woman who carjacked a taxi, ran over its driver, wrecked the cab and then stole another car in order to make her escape.

A taxi from Vegas Western Cab Co. picked up the woman just before 3 p.m., Lt. Barbara Schmidt said.

The driver and the woman got into an argument at Rancho Drive and Decatur Boulevard and the woman proceeded to steal the cab, Schmidt said. The woman took off, hitting the taxi driver, who had gotten out of the cab, Schmidt said.

After the heist, the woman ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle at Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard, Schmidt said.

From there, the woman stole a blue Chevy Aveo and fled the scene, Schmidt said.

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