Police say there have not been any confirmed sightings of escaped prisoner Kevin POLWART since he broke out of Auckland Prison (Paremoremo) yesterday morning.
Police staff, supported by dogs and the EAGLE helicopter, have searched likely parts of expansive terrain surrounding the prison. Given the length of time since POLWART’s escape, police cannot be certain that he is still in the area.
The investigation will be widened today with the inquiry team looking at identifying where the escapee may have headed. He comes from the Wellington area but has been in prison a long time so may have difficulty
re-establishing his old contacts.
In the meantime the police will continue to maintain a presence in the Albany/Paremoremo area just in case he is still in the vicinity