Police are looking for three men who escaped from police custody in Corozal Town early on Wednesday morning. Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino of the Crimes Investigation Branch in Belize City told the media today that the men escaped by cutting the iron bars of the cell they were being held in.
Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino, Belize Police Department: “Police officers at the Corozal Police Station were preparing to ferry prisoners from Corozal to the Kolbe Foundation, this was sometime around 4:50AM and in that process they discovered that three metal bars for the cell door were cut and three prisoners had escaped. Their names are Janito Matus a 19 year old of San Narciso Village, Marvin Peck a 28 year old of Consejo Road Corozal and Austin Sutherland a 29 year old of G Street South Corozal Town. They had been detained for burglary and handling stolen goods. Mr.Matus was serving time for burglary and he was at the station for another burglary case. They are still at large and if anybody has any information in regards to their whereabouts kindly call the nearest police station. These guys are out there and they would like their freedom and so I would caution anybody that sees them to be quite cautious to not approach them and to instead call the nearest police station and we will have somebody look into the information.”
Police did not provide much information as to what the men used to saw the iron bars or how it was obtained by the prisoners. Inspector Ferrufino added however that the Professional Standards Branch of the Department is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the escape.