A Hamilton woman was dragged out of her car during a robbery before it was stolen and shortly after caught fire.

Police received a report of the incident on Avalon Drive about 6am today, a police spokeswoman said.

While parked on the road the woman was approached by another woman, before a man came along and pulled her from the car.

About half an hour later after the couple fled the car was found on fire on Insoll Ave, she said.

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The victim was safe but shaken.

Anyone with information about the assault or offenders could call Hamilton police on (07) 858 6200, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.