19 Mar 2009

Missing inmate arrested in Rotorua

6:21 pm on 19 March 2009

Police have found a prisoner who escaped from Waikeria Prison in Waikato.

Robert Wikaere, 19, escaped on Tuesday morning and was last seen running across farmland.

Police say he was arrested without incident at a property in Rotorua at 2pm on Thursday.

He will appear in Rotorua District Court on Friday.

A woman, 17, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with helping Wikaere to escape.