An 82-year-old woman was kidnapped by three young women and driven around in the back of her own car while her captors robbed her of more than $1500.

Auckland police are hunting for the women, whose faces were filmed by security cameras, and are appealing to the public for any leads.

Detective Sergeant Graeme Timms said the 82-year-old victim from St Heliers had been shopping on West Tamaki Rd.

She was returning to her car when she was approached by the three women about 3.40pm on Friday.

She was forced into the back seat of her grey 1992 Toyota Corolla, where her attackers threatened her until she gave them the PIN numbers forher credit and bank cards.

For more than an hour the trio drove the victim around in her car, using her bank cards to withdraw more than $1000 from ATM machines in Glen Innes.

They also bought alcohol and other items from a liquor store and superette in Tripoli Rd, Panmure.

The three women later drove the victim into a carpark in Apirana Ave near the Glen Innes train station and abandoned the vehicle, leaving the victim inside in a distressed condition.

"This elderly lady has gone through an appalling and terrifying ordeal and the people responsible will be located," said Mr Timms.

Anyone with information on the kidnapping and robbery can contact Mr Timms at the Glen Innes police station on (09) 524-1910 or (0274) 967-886.