Prisoners escape and two are still on the run
Alleged Cop killer Vickram Persaud, known robbery accused Seon Cummings and Randolph Marks the man fingered in the recent murder of a Patsan trading salesman all remain at large after forcing their way out of the lockups of Georgetown Magistrate court just after lunch. A fourth escapee, Steve Bacchus who was facing a murder charge, was captured.
Persaud, Marks, Cummings and Steve Bacchus reportedly made their way through a hole in the lockups. Bacchus who is before the court for the murder of police constable Wright was captured by alert police officers in the vicinity of the court.
Vickram Persaud of La Grange on the West Bank Demerara seen here in this video was charged in September last year with the Capital offence of murder.
The police said that he shot and killed Tactical Services Unit rank Michael Cumberbatch who was shot twice at point blank range inside of his yard in North Sophia last year.
Seon Cummings captured during an exchange of gunshot with the police in Sophia earlier this year was before the court for a series of armed robberies.
Following the escape today, the police immediately intensified their security detail around the prison.
An investigation has being launched into the escape of the prisoners as the authorities try to get them back into custody.