Dutch police ‘willing and able’ to track down Aussie escapee
DUTCH Police say they are "willing and able" to track down former prisoner Shaun Davidson after reports the Australian had surfaced in Amsterdam following his dramatic escape from a Bali jail.
"If we only have slight information about fugitives we are always willing and able to trace somebody down," an Amsterdam police spokesman told news.com.au.
"We do that with a lot of British fugitives," he said, noting that the force would be ready to assist Australian police if necessary.
It comes after reports Mr Davidson had posted on one of his social media accounts that he was "living the dream" in the city famous for its marijuana cafes and red-light district.
In private posts that could be viewed only by friends, he "checked-in" to Amsterdam and tagged himself in a picture of a group of people at Club Air Nightclub.
"Closing time where's all the ladies at", Davidson then wrote alongside the snap provided by a friend to the Mail Online.
It's unclear whether Mr Davidson is actually in the Netherlands.
Police are desperately tracking the Perth man, who remains on the run with Malaysian national Tee Kok Ming.
The men escaped, along with Indian national Sayed Muhammad Said and Bulgarian Dimitir Nikolon Ilev, from Kerobokan Prison by tunnelling underground and squeezing their way out through the 40 centimetre tunnel earlier this week.
On Thursday, Said and Ilev were found at a Novo Turismo resort in East Timor more than 1100 kilometres away after having reportedly travelled there by boat. Police said they had about $US700 on them and some Indonesian rupiah.
Mr Davidson had just two months left to serve in Indonesia and was due to be deported to face drug charges in Australia.
Authorities have admitted they do not know where the passports of the escaped men are.
The dramatic hunt continues as property tycoon James Tee urged Davidson to cash-in on his newfound notoriety by selling his story to the media.
"Well done Rage!!! Haha," Mr Tee wrote on Facebook, using a nickname for Davidson.
"He'll well and truly be beyond Indonesian jurisdiction now. The dopey Indo cops can forget looking for him. If only the Bali 9 [ ...] was as smart?!?
"Ahhhhhhhahaha A round of applause for Shaun Rageone Davidson!
"Shaun If u can read this, channel 9 will pay you $5 million for a tell all interview!!!! Hahah
There's a media agent to handle everything for us ha.
"Shaun just hit the lotto!!!! NBC and 60 minutes America may offer him even more! He's gotta not speak to the media at all. If he's international waters and gives a televised interviews, it'll be worth 10 million."