WA Police release names of Greenough Regional Prison escapees

By @chelean on
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A closeup of the lock of a brick jail cell with iron bars and a key Reuters/File

Greenough Regional Prison in Western Australia has asked the public to stay alert as police look for inmates who escaped prison Tuesday afternoon. Six out of 10 escapees have since been caught.

According to police, there had been a “disturbance” at the facility where smoke was seen coming out around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. When police arrived, it was discovered that the prisoners had escaped. It was initially believed that 12 prisoners had escaped, but the two were found inside the facility.

Five escapees were first caught, while the sixth one, 23-year-old Devon Comeagain, was captured Tuesday morning. A large police operation remains in place to catch the remaining escapees, who are believed to be near the outskirts of Geraldton, 9NEWS reports.

The WA Police Force released the names and mugshots of the remaining escapees on Wednesday morning, asking the public for information about their whereabouts. The number to call is 131 444 or, in case of emergency, triple zero.

“We urge the public to be mindful of their personal safety. Ensure that doors and windows of their premises are secured. And if driving in the area, keep the doors locked,” a spokesperson from the department said.

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