2 prisoners escape from Police custody while being taken into Lusignan Prison

Two prisoners have escaped from police custody moments before they were admitted to the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
The two escapees are Keon Webster, 31, of Graham Street, Plaisance, ECD and Kareem Douglas of Albertown, Georgetown.
Webster, a bus driver charged for simple larceny while Douglas, a taxi driver was also charged for simple larceny.
According to Police at about 15:00h on Monday, two ranks from the Brickdam Police Station left the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court escorting three remanded prisoners in a GPF motor vehicle.
However, on arrival at the Lusignan Prison on the East Coast of Demerara, the driver reversed the vehicle to the entrance of the reception gate and he along with the other rank then exited the vehicle and opened the door. Police said that Webster and Douglas, who were previously handcuffed to each other, jumped out of the prison van and began running north towards the public road.

Escapee: Kareem Douglas

Webster had the handcuff hanging on the left hand, Police said. The ranks along with the prison service ranks, they gave chase and the two prisoners ran west through the prison farm and they went in different directions.
An alarm was raised and other ranks ventured out to search for the prisoners who are still at large. According to Police, a joint search party is still in the area combing to locate the prisoners.
CCTV footage from the prison was viewed. The two police ranks have since been place under close arrest as investigations continue.
Only last week, Akeem Wong, called ‘Bin Laden’, a convict serving a 15-year sentence for rape, escaped from the Mazaruni Prison in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
According to the Guyana Prison Service (GPS), Wong and another inmate, Gilbert Gill, under supervision of a prison officer, were performing labour duties in a ‘wood bush’ on Thursday last at about 07:20h when Wong requested permission to go defecate, and was granted same by the prison officer.

Escapee: Keon Webster

About five minutes later, a check was made for Wong, and it was discovered that he was missing. An alarm was raised, and law enforcement officials widened the search perimeter around the area, but he was not located. He remains on the run.
Wong was 27 years old when he was convicted in 2020 for raping a 14-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to the charge, which stated that on June 30, 2017, in the county of Demerara, he engaged in sexual penetration of the child.
A probation report had stated that Wong, a resident of Half Mile Wismar in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), had been associated with persons of unsavoury character, and had been involved in many delinquent activities.
According to the probation officer, Police records showed that Wong was wanted for a murder which occurred in Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini), and he was arrested only in 2018, after a wanted bulletin had been issued.
The probation officer had informed the court that Wong had told her he had also previously been charged for break and enter and robbery, but he claimed those charges had been dismissed.