Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a man who absconded after a supervised day release in the Blue Mountains.
Ian Brown, aged 36, was last seen at a medical facility at Katoomba at about 11.20pm on Thursday, December 14.
Mr Brown failed to return and a search of the area failed to locate him.
Officers from Blue Mountains Local Area Command were then notified.
Mr Brown is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a medium build, about 165cm tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing dark coloured jeans, a white t-shirt under a long sleeve shirt with black joggers, a bucket hat and sunglasses.
Members of the public are urged not to approach him, but to instead contact police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.