May 29, 2023

‘Liable for criminal charges’: Police warn anyone hiding three escaped prisoners could be charged themselves

Related video:Three prisoners have escaped from a prison escort van.

Police warn anyone found hiding information about three escaped prisoners could be charged themselves.

“Our focus remains on locating the prisoners, however, we would like to remind people that anyone who is helping these men avoid police could be liable for criminal charges,” Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong said in a statement on Saturday.

Zane Hepi, 24, Billy Fepulea’i, 43, and 45-year-old Joseph Ng Wun fled on foot from a transport van in Auckland on Friday before stealing a vehicle from a member of the public.

The three men are considered dangerous and should not be approached.

Police said if you do see them call 111 immediately.

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