Matthews failed to return to Auckland Central Remand Prison at 5.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 21 February) after being released to attend his father’s funeral in Whangarei.
A warrant was issued at Whangarei District Court today (Wednesday).
The 25-year-old should not be approached by the public and all sightings of him should be reported to Police immediately.
Anyone who sees Matthews can call the Waitakere Crime Car with information, phone 09 837 9511 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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