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U.S. Marshals Offer Reward in Philadelphia Prison Escape Case

For immediate release

Robert Clark, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Eastern District of Pennsylvania
(215) 783-4548

Philadelphia, PA - The U.S. Marshals Service Eastern Pennsylvania Violent

Crime Fugitive Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Philadelphia prison escapee Gino Hagenkotter, 34. A warrant for escape was issued by the Philadelphia Police Department for Hagenkotter, and the U.S. Marshals Violent Crimes Fugitive Task was delegated the case.

Eastern Pennsylvania Wanted Fugitive - Gino Hagenkotter

On Nov. 30, Hagenkotter fled from the Riverside Correctional Facility where he was incarcerated on low level crimes. His last confirmed sighting was at 11:55 a.m., approximately 10 minutes after the escape, when Hagenkotter was observed on video heading north on the 8400 block of Hegerman Street toward Blakiston street.

There is currently a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to Hagenkotter’s arrest. The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) is offering up to $1,500 and Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers has offered an additional $500. The Crime Stoppers reward will be paid immediately upon arrest.

Tattoo on fugitive Gino Hagenkotter

Hagenkotter stands 5 feet 6 inches and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and a tattoo of a dagger on his right forearm. His last known address was in the 7700 block of Cottage Street in Philadelphia.

“While we are seeking the public’s assistance in apprehending Hagenkotter, we are also warning that anyone assisting him in his flight will be prosecuted to the fullest extent,” said Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Clark.

Tips can be called into the U.S. Marshals Philadelphia Tipline at 1-866-865-TIPS (8477) or you can submit a USMS Web Tip.

The Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent crime fugitives. Membership agencies include the Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania State Parole Officers, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Attorney General Agents, Chester Police Department, and Bucks County Sheriffs.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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