Man wanted over alleged shooting in Tasmania remains on the run for a third day, police say

The man wanted for questioning over the alleged shooting of a police vehicle in Tasmania remains on the run for a third day.

Earlier this week, Tasmania Police named 33-year-old Robert George Greig as a person of interest in relation to shots allegedly fired at officers who were attending a call near New Norfolk, north of Hobart, late on Monday.

Police were attending an alleged domestic violence incident, when shots were fired at a police vehicle. A second police vehicle was shot at a short time later along Boyer Road.

They are pleading with Mr Greig to “make contact with police and hand himself in”.

“We’re still looking for him, and, again, I put out a plea to Mr Greig to contact police and surrender himself,” Commander Tim Dooley told ABC Radio Hobart today.

“Anyone that may know of him, or may have had contact with him, for whatever reason, we urge them to contact police.”

He said police were working hard to “solve this situation as soon as we can”.

Robert George Greig.
Police say Robert George Greig is known to them.(Supplied: Tasmania Police)

They have been searching houses and properties near Brighton and Elderslie for Mr Greig and his blue Holden Colorado 4WD, with registration plate YD08IP, which they now believe may have been “repainted with an undercoat gray colour”.

People who have seen Mr Greig or the vehicle are asked not to approach him but, instead, to call police on 131 444 or report anonymously via the Crime Stoppers website.

Blue Holden Colorado ute.
Police say Mr Greig was driving a blue Holden Colorado 4WD with NSW registration YD08IP.(Supplied: Tasmania Police)


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