Three teenagers were nabbed by police in Napier last night as they were allegedly burgling a house.

Police said at 11pm the trio, all 16, were interrupted by a homeowner as they were in the process of stealing property from a Morse Street address.

The alleged offenders fled but were tracked by police and dogs to Kennedy Road, where they were subsequently arrested.

Police recovered stolen property at the scene.

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The three offenders have been referred to Youth Aid.