Escapee Keon Webster recaptured at Stabroek Market

Keon Webster, one of the two men, who escaped from Police custody while being booked into the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara was recaptured on Wednesday at the Stabroek Market, Georgetown.
The 31 was recaptured by a rank from Brickdam Police Station at about 11:50h on Wednesday.
He is in police custody pending charges.
Meanwhile, another man, Kareem Douglas, who dashed for freedom with Webster is still on the run.

Recaptured: Keon Webster

Webster, who is a bus driver, was 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.

Still on the run: 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.
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).