12 Jan 2010

Polwart still on the run from Auckland Prison

12:22 pm on 12 January 2010

Police are still hunting for a prisoner who escaped from Auckland Prison almost a month ago.

Convicted armed robber Kevin Polwart cut through two perimeter fences at the Paremoremo facility on 16 December and has not been seen since.

When the 49-year-old broke out of Rimutaka Prison in 2001, it took 41 days for police to find him.

Polwart scratched a picture of a rabbit and the words "catch me if you can" on the prison wall before his latest escape.