Dangerous man on the run from police

Waikato Police say Thomas Coffin, who sometimes uses the name ‘Tom Bell’, is considered dangerous and possibly carrying a firearm. Photos: Police.

Waikato Police are appealing for information that will help them track down a man who they consider to be armed and dangerous.

Detective Constable Jimmie Walker says Thomas Coffin, who sometimes uses the name ‘Tom Bell’, has multiple warrants to arrest and is believed to be in the wider Waikato and King Country areas.

“Coffin has contacts in the Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, Taneatua, and coastal King Country locations and it is possible he is travelling between these places.

“Coffin is dangerous and possibly carrying a firearm, for that reason police ask that anyone who sees him doesn’t approach him, but calls 111 immediately.”

When last seen Coffin was driving a stolen red 2000 Subaru Sedan, registration  BKG498.

Jimmie says Coffin is a member of the King Country Mongrel Mob and may be wearing a patch.

“He also now has an additional tattoo to the one pictured, on the right side of his face, featuring a bulldog and the words ‘Mongrel Mob King Country’.”

If you have seen Thomas Coffin or have any information concerning his whereabouts contact Te Awamutu Police immediately on 07 872 0100.

Information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police say Thomas Coffin now has an additional tattoo on the right side of his face of a bulldog and the words ‘Mongrel Mob King Country'.

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