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Police have announced to media today that some perpetrators, 5 in total, have been arrested in relation to a 22-year-old corrections escapee Katrina Epiha who managed to escape custody on September 11.
A number of search warrants were executed throughout Counties Manakau throuout the night leading to the arrests.
One woman was arrested and charged with accessory in relation to Katrina Epiha’s escape. The woman was charged also for unlawful possession of a firearm.
Three other people were also charged.
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A man was arrested for a breach of conditions.
The five perpetrators are due to appear before the Manukau District Court today.
Katrina Epiha still remains as an escapee and yet to be found, however Police continue to follow lines of enquiry and remain committed to locating her.
She was last seen running towards Gray Ave in Mangere on Monday.
Police are working closely with Corrections since she was reported missing and Counties Manakau Police have undertaken a significant number of enquiries to locate her.
Epiha is a dangerous individual and Police want to reassure the community that the Police are doing everything possible to locate her.
“Police would like to remind anyone assisting her in her efforts to evade Police that they face being prosecuted.”
Anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Epiha is urged to contact the Police via 111, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.