As stated by Detective Inspector Chris Barry, Counties Manukau Police:
Police have located the 17-year-old who absconded from a youth facility in Wiri on Saturday 4 July.
He was located by Police staff at an address in the Manurewa area on Friday evening and was taken into custody without incident.
The 17-year-old will face a charge of escaping from lawful custody and will appear in the Manukau Youth Court on Saturday 18 July 2020.
We hope that this outcome brings reassurance to our communities and I would like to acknowledge the Police staff who have worked on this matter since the escape occurred.