Tobago stays on alert for three escapees

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 05:00

With three of the eight pris­on­ers who es­caped from the Gold­en Grove Prison Re­mand Yard be­tween Tues­day night and Wednes­day morn­ing still on the run, To­ba­go po­lice re­main on height­ened alert.

Guardian Me­dia un­der­stands that round the clock ex­er­cis­es will be con­duct­ed at the Scar­bor­ough Port, Arthur NR Robin­son In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port in Crown Point and coastal ar­eas through­out the is­land in or­der to ap­pre­hend any of the re­main­ing es­capees if they at­tempt to board a fer­ry, air­craft or pirogue des­tined for To­ba­go.

T&T Coast Guard of­fi­cials are al­so said to be on high alert, while po­lice of­fi­cers will be con­duct­ing sur­veil­lance and coastal pa­trols.

Snr Supt for To­ba­go Jef­fery George told Guardian Me­dia the ini­tia­tive is a joint ef­fort.

“To­ba­go Po­lice Di­vi­sion along with oth­er stake­hold­ers, the pri­vate se­cu­ri­ty in­dus­try, the Air­ports Au­thor­i­ty, Port Au­thor­i­ty, to try and seal off those en­try points to pre­vent these es­capees from reach­ing To­ba­go. We are al­so pa­trolling the coastal ar­eas to en­sure they do not come by pirogue,” George said.

Dur­ing yes­ter­day’s hunt for the es­capees, how­ev­er, two men from Cen­tral Trinidad were ar­rest­ed on out­stand­ing war­rants as they dis­em­barked a fer­ry at the Scar­bor­ough Port.

- Casandra Thompson-Forbes. Photo by Abraham Diaz.