Prison escapee still on the lam

Stabroek News
June 20, 2003

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Prison escapee, Errol Grant, who disappeared from a hospital washroom on Wednesday, continues to give police the slip.

Up to press time, prison sources said Grant had not been recaptured, nor were there any leads on his whereabouts. The 22-year-old Grant, also known as ‘Floy-die’, who was on remand for murder, escaped from the Georgetown Public Hospital on Wednesday morning.

He was, at the time, under the guard of three prison officers. Stabroek News was told yesterday that investigations were continuing to determine which one of those officers was directly responsible for Grant’s escape. The prisoner, who had been an outpatient at the same hospital for the past three months, was reportedly wearing handcuffs at the time.

Grant had asked to go to the toilet and soon after, an officer discovered that he disappeared possibly through a hole in the ceiling of the washroom. Grant is accused of the May 16, 2002 murder of security guard Chaitram Etwaru.

The police said Grant is considered dangerous. He is about 5 feet 7 inches, brown in complexion and has a scar on his forehead. His last address was given as Lot 10 Supply Squatting Area and at the time of his escape, he was clad in an orange prison outfit.

Anyone with information about Grant’s whereabouts can contact the nearest police station or a prison location, or call telephone numbers 223-6127, 223-6128, 225-2317, 226-1389, 227-1149, 225-2700, 226-4585, 227-1270.

The police say all information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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