Watch CBS News

Video shows Gino Hagenkotter after escaping Philadelphia prison; reward offered for info

New video shows inmate Gino Hagenkotter shortly after he escaped
New video shows inmate Gino Hagenkotter shortly after he escaped 00:30

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Law enforcement officers are asking for the public's help to find a man who escaped from a Philadelphia prison last week. 

READ MORE: Philadelphia prison escape: What might have motivated Gino Hagenkotter to flee

The U.S. Marshals Service Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force, which is leading the investigation, has released video of Gino Hagenkotter, 34, who escaped on Nov. 30 from the Riverside Correctional Facility in Northeast Philadelphia. 

The task force has investigated at least 40 tips over the past four days, officials said, but none has turned out to be Hagenkotter. They hope releasing this video footage will help bring in more tips.

The newly released footage shows the escapee minutes after he fled, when he was headed north on the 8400 block of Hegerman Street toward Blakiston Street. 

United States Marshals Service 

"I think you can recognize perhaps a good view of his hair, his hairline. His height. The way he walks," Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Clark said.

Officials have also shared that Hagenkotter is 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 160 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and a tattoo of a dagger surrounded by flowers on his right forearm.

"We warn people not to approach him even though his crimes are lower-level crimes, nonviolent crimes," Clark said. 

Clark also said investigators have interviewed acquaintances of Hagenkotter and confirmed he frequents the Mayfair and Kensington sections of Philadelphia and has a history of substance abuse.

Hagenkotter was imprisoned for burglary and retail theft crimes and is considered nonviolent. To escape, he walked away from an orchard, where he was working as part of a supervised program, officials said.

The task force is also offering up to $1,500 for information that leads to Hagenkotter's arrest. Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers has added $500 more to the reward.

Officials have confirmed that Hagenkotter was nearing the end of his time behind bars when he found out an unresolved matter out of Bucks County would delay his release until April 2024.

The U.S. Marshals urge anyone with information to call 1-866-865-TIPS.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.