Police were last night investigating a possible robbery in which a vehicle was alleged to have been taken in a suburban Napier street.

The incident was reported in Barnard Ave, Maraenui, just after 9pm, when a person was said to have left one vehicle and attacked the driver of another.

The victim's vehicle was reported to have then been driven off, but was found abandoned soon afterwards in nearby Masefield Ave.

The alleged offender was reported to have been one of four or five in a car, thought to have been a dark red Subaru, which was being sought by police following the incident.