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Tobago prisoner escapes custody

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Samuel Maharaj

A manhunt is in progress for a prisoner who escaped from a cell at the Scarborough Police Station over the weekend.

The T&T Guardian understands that Samuel Maharaj, 25, of Mt. Zion, Whim, a repeat firearm and ammunition, robbery and house breaking offender was arrested and charged last Friday.

Maharaj, who is unemployed, was kept in jail over the weekend and was scheduled to appear in the Scarborough Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning, but when checks were made around 9 am it was discovered he was missing. Police sources said there were signs of forced exit.

Maharaj is approximately five feet, five inches tall, weighs approximately 130 pounds, is light brown in complexion and has braided hair. He was last seen wearing a three quarter pants and a red t-shirt.

An all points bulletin was put out and ASP Sterling Roberts of Scarborough Police Station is continuing investigations.

Anyone with information should contact the nearest police station, 800-TIPS, 555 or the Scarborough Police Station at 639-2512 or 639-2515.


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