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PE police confident escaped prisoners will be re-arrested soon

Dec 28, 2017
PE police confident escaped prisoners will be re-arrested soon

Gelvandale Detectives in Port Elizabeth are investigating a case of escape out of lawful custody, which happened around 14:20 on Wednesday.

According to police information, two members of the court were transporting sentenced prisoners to St Albans Correctional Services after court proceedings.

"They were travelling in Gail Road, between Ext 5 and 6 Malabar, when the driver heard noises at the back of the truck," described police spokesperson, WO Alwin Labans.

"He noticed prisoners jumping from the top of the truck. Escapees fled into the nearby bushes.

"They were sentenced for robbery, which occurred in the Mount Road and Bethelsdorp areas."

WO Labansa said that an immediate search operation was conducted by members and the assistance of the Airwing was brought in.

"The escapees are still at large. They are known and will be arrested soon."