Geoffrey Albert Hicks, aged 34, of Hope Street in the Walmgate area of the city, is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the terms of his release licence.
He is also wanted in connection with an assault in Bell Farm on 6 May 2012.
Hicks was released from prison on licence in January 2012 after being sentenced to three years and 4 months for burglary.
His licence has since been revoked for poor behaviour and as a result he has been recalled to prison.
Officers have been making extensive enquiries in York in an effort to trace Hicks and are now appealing for the public’s assistance.
Inspector Ian Dyer, of York CID, said:
Geoffrey Hicks has completely ignored the conditions set out in his prison release licence and he needs to be back behind bars.
We believe that he is still in the York area somewhere and I would ask the public to keep an eye out for him and let the police or Crimestoppers know if they see him.
Hicks knows the police are looking for him and I urge anyone with any information about his whereabouts to get in touch as soon as possible.
Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for York CID.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.