Police are hunting a man in the lower half of the North Island, with a warrant out for his arrest.
The public is advised not to approach Jeremiah Bishop, 25, but to contact police if they see him.
It's thought Bishop is in Taranaki or Manawatu.
He's described as being 170cm tall, of solid build and Māori, with short black hair, a tattoo on his upper right arm and a scar on his right forearm.
As well as contacting their local police station, anyone with information is advised to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.