Police search for man over stolen motorcycle

Police are chasing a man who escaped on foot near a popular Dunedin tourist beach after allegedly stealing a motorbike.

Officers were called to Tunnel Beach Rd at 2.20pm after a member of the public spotted the vehicle.

It was believed to have been taken from Green Island Bush Rd.

A police spokesman said the man left the scene on foot and police were searching for him.

There is a cordon at Tunnel Beach Rd.