Man allegedly carjacks Auckland's St Lukes vehicle in police pursuit

Police are looking for a 35-year-old man thought to have carjacked a vehicle in Auckland on Wednesday morning, hitting the driver he'd just pulled from the car.

Haumia Manuel allegedly sped through a red light away from a police van near St Lukes around 9am. 

Haumia Manuel (NZ Police) auckland carjacking
Haumia Manuel (NZ Police)

Police say he crashed into a car at the intersection of St Lukes Rd and New North Rd near the Westfield mall. He then got out of the car and ran along a line of traffic waiting at the intersection, testing each to see which doors were open.

Once he found one, he allegedly pulled the driver out then got into the car. When he reversed it in an attempt to get away he hit the car's owner, leaving them with cuts and bruises.

Manuel fled the scene in the car, which was later found outside a Henderson house.

A heavy police presence is now in the area looking for Manuel, including police dog handlers.

Police warn Manuel is considered dangerous and shouldn't be approached. If anyone sees him, they should call 111.