Hartebeespoort police still hunting for escaped prisoners

2015-07-06 17:56
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Johannesburg - Police were on Monday still searching for five men who escaped from the Hartebeespoort police station at the weekend. 

The group escaped before midnight on Saturday, the police said on their official Facebook page. 

They named the escapees as:

- Nicholas Masipa, 27,  who was arrested for a robbery committed in November 2012;

Phillip Masingili, 33, also known as 'Louis Fabian', arrested in connection with a house breaking and theft case from 2012;

- Samuel Mariti, 27, arrested for a house breaking he allegedly committed in 2014;

- Asley Mayepi, 27, who was also arrested for robbery he allegedly committed this year;

- Anthony Chauke, 32, was arrested for stock theft he allegedly committed this year.

Acting North West police commissioner Major General Jacob Tsumane said it was still unclear how the group had managed to escape. 

"We are currently investigating this matter internally and if anyone is found to be in the wrong, they will be dealt with accordingly," said Tsumane.

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