Car found in hunt for woman in Auckland

8:41 am on 16 June 2017

A woman believed to have been forced into a car on a busy Auckland street and driven away on Tuesday morning is still missing, although police have found the car.

Police are looking for a 2017 silver Ford Falcon.

Police have found the car at the centre of their search. Photo: Police

Police said several witnesses saw the incident at a bus stop on Broadway in Newmarket about 7.10am.

Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin told Morning Report the car, a Ford Falcon, was found yesterday evening in Greenlane.

But he said there was still no sign of the woman, or the man who pulled her into the car.

Mr Baldwin said there were a number of questions that needed answering about the incident.

"Who had the vehicle at the time and who was in the vehicle at the time is something we are obviously very keen to verify and sort out.

"Verifying this woman's safety is off the utmost importance, and the way it has been described to us, it does have sinister overtones.

"However, it's about verifying what's going on and taking things from there."

Police said yesterday the woman was believed to be in her 20s or 30s, of Māori or Pacific descent with long dark hair, about 1.65m tall and wearing a turquoise sweater.

The man was also thought to be of Māori or Pacific descent, with a tattoo on the left side of his neck. He was estimated to be about 1.8m tall, of solid build and in his 30s or 40s.