Police are working to locate three occupants of a vehicle left abandoned after a pursuit.

They were called about 1.05pm after a report of a petrol drive-off in Wairoa, in a stolen vehicle.

Officers located the vehicle travelling south on State Highway 2 and pursued the vehicle for a short time, before abandoning it after a couple of minutes because of the manner of driving.

The vehicle was spiked about 101km away, at about 2pm in the area of Main North Rd, Bay View.

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It was abandoned on the side of the road a short time later.

Police arrived after the occupants had fled.

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