| 24.07,09. 01:56 AM |
Police hunt Sydney jail escapee Robert John Dwight
POLICE are hunting for an escaped prisoner from Sydney's Silverwater jail,
who was only discovered missing during a routine head count.
The 33-year-old Robert John Dwight was found to be missing from the jail in western Sydney at 9pm yesterday, when prisoner officers were conducting the head count.
An extensive search has failed to track down Dwight, with police now calling on assistance from the public to find the prisoner.
Anyone who sees Dwight has been warned not to approach the runaway, but immediately call triple-0.
Corrections officers have yet to establish how the 33-year-old escaped the prison.
He was in jail for break and enter offences, police said.
Dwight has been described as being of white/European appearance, about 175cm tall, with solid build and brown hair.
He was last seen dressed in prison greens.
If someone has information about the escaped prisoner they have been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.