27 Aug 2011

Escaped Rangipo prisoner still at large

7:31 pm on 27 August 2011

Police are asking the public for information on a prisoner who escaped from Tongariro Rangipo prison, near Turangi, on Thursday afternoon.

The police believe Lex Miller, 48, is driving a 1994 silver Toyota Camry sedan, registration TC7281.

Detective Senior Sergeant Todd Pearce says he has family connections in Whakatane, but could be anywhere by now.

Miller is described as having a medium build and sandy brown hair. and was last seen wearing a tan-coloured shirt, blue jeans and white sports shoes.