Counties Manukau Police attended a van breakdown in Papatoetoe, only to find a kitten stuck inside the vehicle's engine.

The incident happened on Friday afternoon when police helped a driver after a vehicle breakdown on Plunket Ave, Papatoetoe.

A van had broken down in the middle of the road.

Constables Wienk and Alexander were surprised to find "a suspected cat burglar stowed away in the engine compartment".

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🐈 POLICE APPREHEND CAT BURGLAR 🐈 About 3:30pm Friday Police attended a vehicle breakdown on Plunket Ave, Papatoetoe,...

Posted by Counties Manukau Police on Saturday, 11 January 2020

"The suspect is described as a grey tabby, about 20cm tall and 30cm long," police posted on Facebook.

"Just another day's work on the feline - whoops, we mean frontline."

The kitten has been taken to the SPCA.