Four prisoners escaped from the Santa Cruz police lock-up in St Elizabeth yesterday morning.
The men are 21-year-old Ryan Thomas of Leeds District and 31-year-old Entley Smith of Haughton District who are both charged with murder.
Also on the run are 21-year-old Nicolas Mason of Elderslie District, who is charged with robbery and 22-year-old Elrado Turner of Burnt Ground District, who is facing a charge of housebreaking.
All four escapees are from St Elizabeth.
A statement from the police’s communication arm (CCU) says reports are that about 5:45 a.m., during a routine check at the facility, it was discovered that the men escaped by cutting away a section of a grille.
The police are urging the men to turn themselves in and are also appealing to residents of the surrounding communities as well as their family members and loved ones not to provide a safe haven for them, as it is an offence to harbour a criminal.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Ryan Thomas, Entley Smith, Nicolas Mason and Elrado Turner is being asked to contact the Santa Cruz police at 966-2289, the Black River police at 965-2232, crime stop at 311, 811 or www.tipsubmit.com, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.
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