Search for parole absconder turns to Coffs Harbour

POLICE searching for parole absconder Jason Robert Herbert are focusing their attentions on the north coast after a sighting at Coffs Harbour.

Herbert, 40, was last seen near the Pacific Highway at Hexham about 2am on December 8.

He had previously served a 15-year jail sentence after being convicted of unlawfully causing grievous bodily harm and armed robbery. 

Police received information this week after sightings of Herbert in Coffs Harbour.

The public are being urged to keep a lookout for the man and if sighted to contact Triple Zero immediately.

Herbert is considered dangerous and should not be approached.

He has been described as Caucasian appearance and between 185cm to 190cm tall. He has a medium build, hazel eyes and brown short hair.

Jason Robert Herbert.

Jason Robert Herbert.