Police are looking for 22-year-old Takau Vakatini who has a warrant out for his arrest.

In a statement police said Vakatini lived in Taupo but was seen in the Ngapuna/Owhata area of Rotorua yesterday.

He is a gang member with a distinctive bulldog tattoo on his cheek.

Any sightings should be reported to police and he should not be approached.

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Anyone with information on Vatakini's whereabouts is asked to contact their local police station.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.