Police offer $50K reward for information leading to capture of escaped BC fugitive

Jan 9 2020, 12:17 pm

A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a fugitive unlawfully at large.

John Norman MacKenzie escaped from a minimum-security unit in Mission nearly two years ago. According to police, MacKenzie escaped on August 7, 2018, around 10 pm.

He was serving a life sentence at the Correctional Service of Canada’s Mission Institution for “numerous convictions,” including second-degree murder and armed robbery.

He was last seen wearing jeans and a white T-shirt. He stands at 5’9″ and approximately 196 lbs. He has blue eyes, greyish-brown hair, and a scar on the side of his right eye.

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John Norman Mackenzie/Bolo Program

The Bolo Program, which uses social media and technology to find Canada’s most wanted, has also announced that a reward of up to $50,000 is being offered “for any information leading to the arrest of this suspect.”

Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers is also offering an additional $5,000 reward.

The program warns, however, that no person should take action to apprehend MacKenzie by themselves, as he may be “armed and dangerous.”

Police also note that anyone offering MacKenzie assistance in evading arrest could be considered an accessory after the fact and could face charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 911 or the Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161. Those who wish to remain anonymous can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-22-TIPS.