Police have arrested three people following a robbery in Taupo this morning.
Three men armed with crowbars robbed a dairy on Rifle Range Rd in Taupo about 8am today, taking cash and cigarettes.
The group left the scene in a Subaru vehicle, believed to be stolen.
The same vehicle was spotted by police on State Highway 5 near Waiotapu about 8.30am.
The vehicle initially failed to stop for police but came to a stop after being spiked on Tumunui Rd where all three occupants of the vehicle were arrested, a police statement said.
The men, 27, 30 and 37 years of age, are likely to face numerous driving and robbery charges.