The search for the five young offenders who escaped from the Youth Training Centre (YTC) has intensified as new information suggests that they are believed to be hiding out in the thick forested hills if the Northern Range.
Sources told the Guardian Media on Friday that the men were believed to have been spotted at a specific location.
However, when police officers attempted to venture they were allegedly forced to “go back to the drawing board” to specialise it’s team because of the “difficult terrain that they will have to trek.
When contacted for comment Commissioner of Prisons, Gerard Wilson would only confirm that he was “hearing something like that but didn’t know much” as he was not given any confirmation as to the exact plan.
Two weeks ago villagers at Carapo said they believed to have seen the men entering and exiting the bushes in the area mainly at night time but added that of more recent their sightings weren’t that frequent anymore.
On Friday, the T&T Police Service, in a release, said they continue to pursue all leads in the recapture of the five juvenile escapees, who have all been charged with murder. The suspects escaped from prison on October 3rd 2019.
A reward of TT$50,000.00 is being offered by Crime Stoppers for the recapture of each escapee.
The escapees have been identified as Dillano Marcano, 16, of Pearl Drive, La Paille Village, Caroni and LP 34 Agostini Street, St Joseph; Jaden Fletcher of LP#73 Parrylands Village, Guapo, Sixth Company Circular Road, New Grant, Princes Town; Anthony Ramsumair, 19, of No. 12 New Village Extension, La Fortune, Woodland; Brian Seepersad, 17, of No. 24 Sea Trace, Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin and Darren Scott, 17, of O’Meara Road, Carapo Village, Arima.