Wednesday, 21 January 2009 - 5:36pm |
National News

Police Search For Escaped Prisoner

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North Shore Police are at Auckland Prison where a low security inmate has escaped while working outside the main fence at Paremoremo.

The prisoner has been identified as:

HEMA/Arai Whakaari

Male Maori - aged 30 years

Short black hair - Brown eyes

Height - 175 cm tall

Medium build - olive complexion

Clothing - work boots, denim shorts,

High visibility yellow jacket with no sleeves.

Police patrols began searching for the prisoner this afternoon after it was discovered he went missing from a work party outside the main perimeter.

A Police Dog Unit tracked the inmate to a nearby road where it appears he could have been picked up by a waiting vehicle.

Police ask the public to report any sightings immediately, and not to approach the fugitive.