Search for prisoners, Townsville to Brisbane

Police are continuing to search for three men who escaped from Townsville Correctional Farm at Stuart last night.

The men were reported missing from their rooms overnight.

At 12.40am this morning, the trio caught a taxi from Eastlake Drive, Fairfield Waters and travelled to Oliver Court, Vincent.

Officers believe the trio stole a vehicle from a Nathan Street address in Heatley.

At 8.40am, the vehicle, believed to contain the three prisoners, evaded police on the Bruce Highway at Koumala.

The trio was last sighted at 2.50pm on the Bruce Highway in the Gin Gin area and is believed to be heading to Brisbane.

Police are encouraging anyone who sees the trio or the vehicle not to approach them but to contact Triple
Zero (000).


Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or 24hrs a day.

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