Police in Auckland are revisiting addresses searched on Thursday in the hunt for a man wanted in connection with a kidnapping.
A 29-year-old woman was repeatedly assaulted while being driven from Auckland to Coromandel on Monday night.
Brett Makiri was arrested on Wednesday afternoon but escaped from a police interview room at the central police station hours after.
Police have searched more than 20 addresses of Mr Makiri's friends and family, who have been warned not to help him.
The 23-year-old is considered dangerous and should not be approached. Police are urging the public to contact them immediately on 111 if they see him.
Mr Makiri has black hair and was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt, shorts and white shoes.