Ex-cop confesses to harbouring Camp Street escapees


The Major Crimes Unit of the Guyana Police Force has moved up their investigation as it relates to the brazen prison escape of two notorious criminals – Mark Royden Williams and Uree Varswyck – who broke out of the Camp Street Prison on July 9, after setting the buildings on fire.

Wanted: Uree Varswyck

The News Room has confirmed that 31-year-old Teon Allen, a former policeman, of Lobora Creek, Linden, reportedly confessed to detectives that he provided meals and transportation to the two wanted men following their break out from the prison.

Allen reportedly told the detectives that he moved Varswyck and Williams from one location to another. Williams was on death row for the Bartica Massacre while Varswyck, who is also a former cop, was on remand for murder.

A high-ranking police official confirmed to the News Room that Allen is expected to appear at a Magistrate Court today, charged with Harbouring of Wanted Persons.

Wanted: Royden Williams

The News Room understands that Allen was arrested last week, after police received information that he was seen in the presence of the wanted criminals. The police source also confirmed that Varswyck and Allen were “squaddies” during their time in the police force.

On January 26, Allen and two other men were charged with the illegal possession of an AK-47 and matching ammunition. It was reported that on January 22 at John Street Campbellville, Georgetown the police swooped down on the location and carried out a search when they found an AK-47 assault weapon, 80 rounds of live ammunition and a 9mm pistol.


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