Of the 13 prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on Monday last, another was early Monday morning recaptured in Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara (EBD), bringing the number of total recaptured prisoners to 12.
Twenty-nine-year-old Shawn Harris was captured around 07:20h by Joint Services ranks.
According to reports, the convicted robber was hiding in the bottom flat of a two-storey house.
Ranks reportedly swooped down on the premises and captured the escapee without incident.
However, a couple occupying the upper flat of the building was detained by Police for questioning regarding the harbouring of the man.
Harris, originally of Lot 131 Pike Street, Kitty, was charged along with three others for the 2016 robbery of the Bank of Baroda branch at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
It was alleged that on January 22, 2016 ,at Mon Repos, being armed with a gun and in the company of others, Harris robbed Bank of Baroda tellers Raywantie Lall and Latchmie Mohabir of $2.75 million; and Shirley Lucas, a female security guard, of her .32 Taurus revolver, property of RK Security Service.
At the time of that charge, he had just finished serving time in prison for a drug possession related charge.
On Sunday evening, 29-year-old Clive Forde, also called “El Sinkie”, was shot and killed after members of the Joint Services received information about the fugitive’s whereabouts.
Upon their arrival at the East Ruimveldt house, the wanted man attempted to flee while opening fire on the lawmen. In retaliation, the Joint Services ranks returned fire thus mortally wounding the man.
A 9mm pistol with five live rounds of ammunition was recovered a short distance away from where the escapee’s body fell.
Reports are that a male resident of the area was said to be harbouring the criminal. However, the Police was yet to reveal if anyone was detained in this regard.
Meanwhile, another escapee, this time from the Camp Street penitentiary, was arrested by Joint Services ranks in Hampshire, Corentyne, Berbice, on Saturday evening.
Murder accused Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander was apprehended after a special operation was launched in the Police B Division with support from the Police Headquarters.
At the time of his arrest, Alexander was said to be receiving medical attention for an existing wound from a medical institution which was not named. He was immediately transported to Georgetown and was due to make his court appearance on Monday.
Further, Kerry Cromwell, another of the 13 who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on July 24, surrendered himself to the Police on Sunday evening.
According to reports, Cromwell’s mother contacted a senior Government functionary and revealed her son’s whereabouts.
She told the official that the escapee was willing to turn himself in to the Police. The woman, along with other relatives, took Cromwell to the Brickdam Police Station, where he was rearrested. He also is expected to be charged for escaping from lawful custody.
To date, 12 of those who escaped from the Lusignan Prison have been recaptured with the exception of Paul Goriah.
And three of those who escaped from the Camp Street Prison are still on the run and are considered armed and dangerous.
They are Uree Varswyck, Mark Royden Durant, also known as Royden Williams, and Cobena Stephens, also known as OJ.