Police are searching for a man who left a correctional facility in Ararat overnight.
Sean Carmody-Coyle was last detected at the Corella Place facility on Warrak Road shortly after 1am this morning.
Police have searched the immediate area but are yet to locate Carmody-Coyle.
The 28-year-old is described as being of Caucasian appearance, around 204cm tall with an athletic build.
Carmody-Coyle was last seen wearing a black top and black tracksuit pants.
It is believed he also left the facility riding a mountain bike.
Carmody-Coyle may also be armed with knives and members of the public are urged not to approach him.
Investigators have released an image of him and are urging anyone who sights him to contact police immediately.
Anyone with any information about his whereabouts should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.