Monday 30 November, 2020

Search on for three prison escapees in Guyana

The three prisoners who escaped from Lusignan Prison, Guyana.

The three prisoners who escaped from Lusignan Prison, Guyana.

An intensive manhunt is underway for three prisoners who have been discovered missing from the Lusignan Prison.  

They are:  

  • Alex Mathias of Good Hope Dock Yard, Essequibo. Committed to stand trial for murder. Case underway at the Leonara Magistrate Court. 

  • Arnold Kennedy of Lot 847 Zeeburg Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara. Committed to stand trial for murder. 

  • Mark Rafino of Goed Intent Village, West Bank Demerara. Committed to stand trial for robbery. 

According to police, initial investigations revealed the three escaped sometime between 5:30pm yesterday and 6am today.  

It is reported that around 11pm, Joint Services Ranks on the ground received information that the prisoners had escaped.  

An alarm was raised and the ranks immediately conducted checks around the prisons and its nearby environs but did not locate anyone.  

However, around 6am today a headcount revealed that the prisoners were missing.  

Further investigations revealed that the said prisoners jumped the southeastern fence and fled into the surrounding area.  

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