POLICE arrested a 35-year-old American sailor from visiting aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk for stealing $200 from a taxi driver in Wan Chai yesterday. No charge was made against the sailor, who was handed over to a US Military Police shore patrol at 6 pm for investigation and possible disciplinary action. Inquiries revealed that four American men took a taxi in Tsim Sha Tsui at 2.45 am and the 35-year-old taxi driver was told to go to Lockhart Road, Wan Chai. When the taxi arrived the men paid the fare but refused to pay the tunnel toll. As the driver was taking out an English-language card showing the cross-harbour surcharge, the man sitting next to him suddenly grabbed a waist pouch containing $600 which was on the seat next to him. The suspect allegedly snatched $200 from the pouch and passed it to the other passengers who escaped before police arrived. A 23-year-old pedestrian at the scene helped the driver apprehend the suspect just before 3.15 am. USS Kitty Hawk and three other US warships arrived in Hongkong on Monday for their second visit in six months. The carrier will remain anchored off Green Island until Saturday, when the group leaves for its home port of San Diego, California.