A stolen car used in a burglary of Taupo‘s Rebel Sport has been dumped in Lake Taupo overnight.

The vehicle, a white Mazda Familia, belonged to a family in Taupo and was stolen about 11pm on Sunday.

A police media spokeswoman said it was suspected the car was used overnight in a burglary at Rebel Sport in Taupo and it was possibly involved in other commercial burglaries too.

The car was found in Lake Taupo this morning. A police dog was used to track in the area, making police confident no one was in the vehicle when it went into the lake.

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The spokeswoman said police inquiries were ongoing to establish if there‘s more burglary complaints in the Taupo area.

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