Inmates tampered with locks, removed cell bars to escape from Mazaruni prison

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Hours after four high profile inmates escaped from the Mazaruni Prison in Region Seven, on Tuesday morning, the Guyana Prison Service released a statement in which it briefly hinted at the security breach that led to the escape.

The prison service confirmed that the incident occurred at about 07:15h during the unlocking of the Brick Prison (Solitary Division). It was reportedly observed that the padlock to the entrance gate was tampered with; further checks revealed that two bars from within the cell were cut.

A joint patrol was established at the outer perimeter of the prison and a search has been launch by the Joint Services to recapture the four escapees; water, air and land patrol are currently being conducted.

The escapees have been identified as Imran Ramsaywack, Kenrick Lyte, Samuel Gouveia and Rayon Jones. The police have since issued wanted bulletins for men who will now face an ‘Escaping from Lawful Custody’ charge.

The men are serving sentences for murder and manslaughter.

The Mazaruni Prison

“The Guyana Police Force in its efforts to recapture the inmates is appealing to members of the public, relatives and friends to give any relevant information as to the whereabouts of these escapees so that they can be captured and returned to the prison,” a statement from the police noted.

An appeal was made to the escapees to surrender to the police or relevant authority, to avoid any serious confrontation that is likely to result in the use of force.

All information will be treated with a high degree of confidence and also the rights of those escapees will be respected and upheld.

Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Imran Ramsaywack, Kenrick Lyte, Samuel Gouveia and Ryan Jones is asked to contact the police on telephone numbers 455-2238, 455-2222, 455-2241, 226-4585, 225-2700, 225-3650, 226-1326, 911 or the nearest police station.

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