Police received a report at 7.59pm on Saturday 3 March, that two males and one female stole boxes of alcohol from the Tuakau Liquor Store and left in a vehicle.
A Police spokesperson said there was no hold-up or robbery. Some liquor was stolen but no one was threatened or hurt inside the store. The vehicle was located by police, where it was followed after it failed to stop. Road spikes were successfully deployed before police made the decision to abandon the fleeing driver incident.
The vehicle was located a short time after and a police dog was used to track to an address in Pukekohe. A 19 year old female was subsequently arrested and charged in relation to shoplifting.
Police enquires are ongoing and Police are unable to rule out the possibility of any further charges being laid against individuals.