Whanganui police are appealing for information from the public after a person was assaulted and their vehicle stolen.

A spokesman said police received a report of a robbery at the corner of Waitote and Cornfoot streets, Castlecliff, about 10.55pm on Tuesday.

"One person was reported to have been assaulted and a vehicle was stolen. Neither the alleged offenders or vehicle have been located at this stage."

The vehicle is a light-coloured silver/blue Toyota, the spokesman said.

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Police urge anyone with information that may assist the investigation to call 105.