Police have warned the public not to approach a man who has escaped from a NSW jail.
Alan Piper, 61, was last seen wearing prison greens and allegedly escaped Bathurst Correctional Centre on the Mid-Western Highway about noon on Tuesday.
He was last seen about an hour beforehand.
Police officers are searching for Mr Piper, who is 184cm tall with brown eyes, grey hair and a grey beard.
Police have urged the public to get in touch if Mr Piper is spotted, but said locals should not approach him.