RESIDENTS are being urged to be on the lookout after two prisoners escaped from a correctional facility in the NSW Riverina area early this morning.
Just after 1.30am, police were called to Albury Street in Tumbarumba, after a stolen Ford Falcon ute truck crashed into a power pole.
Inside the ute, police located a green gaol-issued beanie.
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Officers then contacted Mannus Correctional Centre and were told that 23-year-old Joel McCorkindale and 37-year-old Norman Lizano were missing.
Police say it’s believed the pair may be headed for the Young and Parklea areas.
Joel McCorkindale is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 175cm and 180cm tall with a thin build, blond hair and blue eyes.
Norman Lizano has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, 180cm tall, medium build, brown hair and brown eyes, and tattoos on his left shoulder and both arms.
Police are warning members of the public not to approach the men, but to call Triple Zero (000) immediately if sighted.