Prisoners dig hole, escape from Lethem police station

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Police are on the hunt for four prisoners who escaped from the lockup of the Lethem Police Station in Region Nine by digging a hole in the ground.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that the escape occurred on Friday between 00:05h and 07:00h.

Those on the run are 36-year-old Jack King Paul of Kwatamang Village North Rupununi; 20-year-old Clarence Rodney of Central Lethem; 26-year-old Venezuelan national, Yon Rogg Hernandez, known as John Robert, of Tabatinga Lethem and 18-year-old Xarlos Edwards Thomas, a Venezuelan national, also of Tabatinga.

At the scene, police found a metal rod measuring one foot and the hole in the ground measuring three feet in width, length and depth and had an exit point.

The surface of the hole has a two-inch layer of concrete with red sand beneath.

 

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