Man sought by police after stolen car abandoned

Photo: Police are seeking Tony Ashley Gorrie, who is believed to have been driving the vehicle.

Updated 9.45am Tues 9 May, 2017:  

Police want to speak to Tony Ashley Gorrie in relation to a number of matters and would like to hear from anyone who’s seen him or knows where he is.

Gorrie also has a warrant to arrest for failing to appear in the Napier District Court.

The 47-year-old has a history of violence, including assaults on police, and escaping custody.

He is known to frequent backpacker and motel accommodation but his current whereabouts are unknown.

Tony Gorrie is considered dangerous and should not be approached by members of the public.

If you see him, please call 111 immediately.

Alternatively, if you recognise him as someone you’ve seen recently, or have information about his current whereabouts, please contact Detective Gary Hyndman at Cromwell Police on 03 445 1999.

Original post - Posted: 2:58pm Sunday 7 May, 2017

Police have located the silver 2002 MItsubishi Diamante saloon which fled police on Saturday morning.

The vehicle was stolen on 25 April from a rental car company in Wanaka and was involved in a petrol drive off.

The car was found abandoned on Advance Terrace, Arrowtown.

Police are now seeking Tony Ashley Gorrie (pictured), who is believed to have been driving the vehicle.

The 47-year-old has a warrant to arrest and police are seeking any sightings of him.

He is described as 175cm tall and of medium build.

Gorrie has not been seen since allegedly leaving the vehicle in Arrowtown.

He may be in the area or have hitched a ride to somewhere else in the Central Otago region.

Any sightings of him should be reported to your nearest police station or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 


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