Shanghai taxi scam uses "trunk man" to steal goods

China Daily reports that a cab driver has been ripping off his fares by employing a man to hide in the cab's trunk and steal stuff out of the luggage.
About halfway home, the driver received an “urgent call” and told Lei that he would have to drop her off and turn back. He waived her fee, unloaded her luggage and helped her get another taxi.

When she returned home, Lei discovered that her notebook computer had been removed from her luggage and called police.

After a month-long investigation, police determined that the driver had hid somebody in the trunk specifically to steal luggage. Both the driver and the “trunk man” were arrested.