Police operation on Takitimu Drive
An police operation witnessed in Tauranga today is being descried as a "slick manoeuvre".
Dashcam footage sent to SunLive this afternoon shows armed police stopping a vehicle on Takitimu Drive earlier today.
The witness says a police car passed him without flashing light on the expressway near the 15th Ave bridge.
"He was joined by a second near Archer's Park and as they passed the Elizabeth Street roundabout, a third police car joined from Elizabeth Street.
"They then quickly switched on their lights and boxed a car in and stopped it."
The witness says officers then jumped out of their vehicles with guns drawn, although police say there is no indication the officers were armed.
"[It all happened in] quite heavy traffic on the expressway. It was a very slick manoeuvre."
A police spokesperson says a vehicle of interest was identified on Takitimu Dr / Chapel St off-ramp at around 11.20am.
"Police stopped the vehicle.
"It doesn't look like there were any arrests resulting from this and no indication police were armed."