Sydney eastern suburbs man charged after police appeal for alleged CBD taxi theftPosted by On

A gel-haired, suited up Sydney eastern suburbs man has handed himself into police after being filmed allegedly stealing a taxi.

The 42-year-old Bronte man had his photo shared in a NSW police appeal on Thursday over the alleged incident on the night of Friday, November 4.

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The man allegedly damaged the door handle of the taxi when he tripped while trying to get inside it as it was parked on Hunter Street about 8.50pm.

CCTV footage obtained by 7NEWS reveals the alleged incident caused a lengthy argument between the man and the cab’s 52-year-old driver.

A Bronte man has been charged with stealing a taxi from the Sydney CBD. Credit: Supplied

It’s alleged the man ran away before returning to the taxi about 10 minutes later,.

The footage shows him allegedly getting inside. He is also accused of threatening the taxi driver before driving off with the vehicle.

The car was found the next morning left on Queen Street in Woollahra.

CCTV footage reveals the events surrounding the allegedly taxi theft. Credit: 7NEWS

It is alleged that it had sustained “significant damage”.

Soon after the police appeal, the man handed himself into Waverley Police Station.

He has been charged with vehicle theft, dangerous driving and driving under influence of alcohol.

He was granted police bail ahead of his first court appearance on December 7.

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