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News: Manhunt launched for 12 escapees
2020/07/13

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner North West

Police in Koster have launched a manhunt after 12 awaiting trial detainees escaped from lawful custody in the early hours of the morning today. The escapees, aged between 20 and 40 escaped after opening a hole on the wall.  Two of the escapees have since been re-arrested. The escapees are facing various charges such as assault, burglary theft and possession of suspected stolen goods.

Investigation into the matter is underway and police request anyone who may have information that can lead to the re-arrest of the escapees to call the nearest police station or contact Koster Detectives Brànch Commander at 082 373 9689.

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Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone
082 496 9642

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