Police attended an incident in Aramoho yesterday morning when a man was seen trying to start a car before abandoning it.

The incident was centered around Field St and Hylton St where there was an abandoned car at the intersection.

A Police media spokesperson said officers were called to the area after a male was seen trying to start a vehicle. He had left the scene when police arrived.

At least five police cars and police dogs were in the area and a resident said he had seen a person running from the scene on foot.