The three Lusignan prisoners who escaped the facility yesterday, did so by scaling the perimeter fence, police say.

The escapees have been identified as: Alex Mathias of Good Hope Dock Yard, Essequibo, committed to stand trial for murder; Arnold Kennedy of Lot 847 Zeeburg Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, also committed to stand trial for murder; and Mark Rafino of Goed Intent Village, West Bank Demerara, who was committed to stand trial for robbery.

Initial investigations revealed that Joint Services Ranks on the ground received information that the prisoners had escaped, after which an alarm was raised and the ranks immediately conducted checks around the prisons and its nearby environs but did not locate the prisoners.

About 06:00hrs today, a head count revealed that the prisoners were missing. Further investigations revealed that the said men jumped the south eastern fence and fled into the surrounding area. An intensive manhunt is underway as investigation continues.

The public is asked to report suspicious individuals or activities to the nearest police station or 225-6411. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence


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