BARWON’S most wanted man remains on the run after eluding Corrective Services officials more than 10 days ago.
Michael Pitt, 33, escaped from officers after he jumped the dock in Moree Local Court on August 24.
Police say he then managed to catch a taxi out the front of the court before fleeing when it arrived in the Wilga Pl area in Moree.
Despite public appeals for help, Pitt remains at large.
He is wanted by police for allegedly breaching NSW Supreme Court bail.
Barwon crime manager Detective Inspector Gavin Rattenbury said police believe he could still be hiding out locally.
“While Pitt is known to frequent the Waterloo, Daceyville, Mt Druitt and Lismore areas we would like to remind members of the public that Pitt is likely to still be in Moree,” he said.
“Whenever crooks like this remain at large there is a danger to the community.”
Detective Inspector Rattenbury said it is an offence to knowingly harbour or assist an escapee.
“Assisting escapees such as Pitt is a serious crime. You are placing yourself at risk and it is an offence punishable by imprisonment of up to three years,” he said.
“This includes giving him a place to sleep or hindering police in their efforts to locate him.”
Barwon police have received a number of calls with information about where Pitt could be, but there’s a stern warning for those who may be hiding him.
Pitt is described as Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander in appearance, about 170-175cm tall, medium build, a black goatee and moustache with acne scars on his face.
Members of the public are urged not to approach Pitt if they see him, rather call triple zero immediately.