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Two Arrested After Taxi Carjacking In Western Sydney

Two men have been arrested after allegedly carjacking a taxi from Liverpool this morning, with one of them charged with high-range drink driving.

About 2.40am (Sunday 25 February 2018), a 39-year-old taxi driver was sitting in his vehicle outside the Liverpool Railway Station when two men got in.

The driver told police the two men spoke to him briefly before allegedly removing him from the taxi and driving off.

Police from Liverpool Police Area Command were called, arriving on the scene immediately.

Officers stopped the taxi at Hoxton Park Road, Lurnea, a short time later and arrested the two men.

The 27-year-old man driving the taxi was subjected to a roadside breath test which allegedly returned a positive result.

He undertook a breath analysis once at Liverpool Police Station and allegedly returned a high-range reading of 0.216.

That man, from Ropes Crossing, was charged with high-range PCA, aggravated robbery, take and drive conveyance, never licensed person drive on road, and destroy or damage property.

The second man, a 23-year-old from Shalvey, was charged with aggravated robbery and being carried in a conveyance.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court today.

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