No sign of 2 escapees – Commander

first_imgLock-ups breakout Some five days after three inmates broke out of the Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) lock ups, Police are yet to locate the two missing suspects.A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander, Marlon Chapman, told Guyana Times on Saturday the Police had received information, however they came up empty-handed after following those leads.He added that they have visited the homes of the suspects and relatives, along with other places the two escapees are known to frequent, but have not gotten any information about the whereabouts of either Ivre Hooper or Derrol James. The two along with Wayne Gilbert had escaped from the lock-ups of the Golden Grove Police Station on Tuesday afternoon.It was reported that ranks at the Golden Grove Police Station, located on the East Bank of Demerara, had taken a group of 13 inmates out from the lock-ups to the holding area for them to freshen up.It was during this exercise that the three suspects made good their escape via an opening in the western wall of the lock-ups. A piece of metal, believed to have been broken off from the lock-ups door and used to break the wall, was subsequently found by the Police.However, just before midnight on Tuesday, Gilbert, a 25-year-old murder accused of Lot 30 West La Penitence, Georgetown, was handed over to the Police at the Brickdam Station by his father.He was scheduled to be arraigned before a city Magistrate on Wednesday last for the murder of Rawle Rodrigues, which occurred on January 20 at the Stabroek Square.Meanwhile, 25-year-old Ivre Hooper is an armed robbery suspect of James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown. The other escapee on the run is 22-year-old Derrol James of Lot 131 Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara, who was arrested on a simple larceny charge.Last Wednesday, the acting Crime Chief had told reporters that the breakout happened because of poor supervision on the part of the Police at the station. He believes there should be more ranks present at the station when such exercises are being carried out.As a result of the breakout, the supervisor, who was in charge of the shift, has been placed under close arrest as investigations are ongoing.The Police Force is asking anyone with information that would lead to the rearrests of Gilbert and James to make contact with the nearest Police Station or any of the Force’s emergency/hotline numbers.last_img

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