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Three young people who escaped from the Rio Cobre Juvenile Detention Center in Tredegar Park in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, on Saturday, May 27, are the subject of a search.
One of the three males is 16 years old, while the other two are both 17 years old.
Their offenses include the following:
* The 16-year-old is from Westmoreland’s Hatchfield Housing Scheme. He was accused of aggravated robbery and inflicting unjustified injuries.
* One of the 17-year-olds is from Westmoreland’s Mark Road in Georges Plane. He faces charges of unlawful firearm ownership and intentionally inflicting harm.
The second 17-year-old is from Wakeland Drive in Falmouth, Trelawney. His second instance of leaving detention was Saturday’s incident, for which he was accused.
According to reports, all three of the young people jumped over a perimeter fence to flee as they were returning from lunch at around 12:30 pm.
Anybody with information on their locations is urged by the police to call the Spanish Town Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) at 876-984-2874, police 119 in an emergency, Crime Stop at 311, or the closest police station.
The guys’ names are being kept a secret since they are minors.
Police are warning residents that it is illegal to harbor fugitives in the meanwhile.