15 Aug 2017

Morrinsville gunman still at large

7:06 pm on 15 August 2017

A gunman who remains at large in Waikato has been urged to surrender and not implicate his family and associates.

A photo that police say shows Rollie Heke, left, and a photo taken by RNZ of a car with visible bullet holes left at the scene.

A photo that police say shows Rollie Heke, left, and a photo taken by RNZ of a car with visible bullet holes left at the scene. Photo: NZ Police / RNZ

Armed police are searching for Rollie James Heke, 36, who has been on the run after a shootout with police on the outskirts of Morrinsville on Sunday morning.

A four hour siege of a house in the town failed to find any trace of him last night.

Police confirmed Mr Heke has been at large for almost a year since he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet last September.

They warned that anyone helping him avoid arrest could face prosecution and reiterated that the 36-year-old was believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

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