Manukau police are appealing for public assistance in locating a prisoner who escaped from Manukau District Court yesterday at around 5.00pm.
The prisoner's name is Joshua Mason Kite, aged 24 years.
Kite is required to be on remand at Auckland Central Remand Prison. He is currently on active charges for three counts of Aggravated Robbery involving a firearm, and Possession of a firearm.
Kite has links to the South Auckland area and Panmure, as well as links in the Gisborne area.
Aged 24 Years
Has a large tribal tattoo on his left arm and a lion on his right upper arm
He was last seen wearing a white American football shirt with numbers on the front, black shorts and a black windbreaker.
If members of the public have any information as to Kite's whereabouts please contact Detective Michele Gillespie in confidence at Counties Manukau CIB ph 09 259 0788.
Photos of the prisoner will be available on this website shortly.