Inmate Mark Tazelaar escapes from Goulburn jail

Police believe escaped prisoner Mark Tazelaar may be headed towards the Narellan, Campbelltown, Rooty Hill, and Blaxland areas.
Police believe escaped prisoner Mark Tazelaar may be headed towards the Narellan, Campbelltown, Rooty Hill, and Blaxland areas.

A prisoner who has escaped from a minimum-security correctional facility in Goulburn on Friday afternoon could be headed to Narellan.

Police believe Mark Tazelaar may be headed towards the Narellan, Campbelltown, Rooty Hill, and Blaxland areas. 

Police have appealed for public assistance to locate the man, aged 37, who escaped from the facility in Maud Street, Goulburn about 1.30pm on Friday, October 5.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall, of a medium build and with short light brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a green jumper and green pants.

Detective Acting Inspector Matt Packham said the inmate was not regarded as dangerous and was serving time for traffic and fraud offences. 

“(But) police warn members of the public to stay away from him and to call us immediately if he is sighted,” he said.

Police have deployed ground and air resources in the search.

Police are warning members of the public not to approach the man, but to instead call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Police believe escaped prisoner Mark Tazelaar may be headed towards the Narellan, Campbelltown, Rooty Hill, and Blaxland areas.

Police believe escaped prisoner Mark Tazelaar may be headed towards the Narellan, Campbelltown, Rooty Hill, and Blaxland areas.