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Two EC prisoners still at large following escape from holding cells

The suspects are believed to have overpowered officers who were on duty on Wednesday night and robbed them of a SAPS firearm before fleeing.

The six escapees who are still at large after escaping from the Elliot police station on Thursday, 1 October 2020. Picture: @SAPservice/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN – Eastern Cape police have yet to arrest two of the seven suspects who escaped from the Elliot Police Station’s holding cells three days ago.

Swift police action led to five of the men being recaptured over the past two days.

The suspects are believed to have overpowered officers who were on duty on Wednesday night, and robbed them of a SAPS firearm before fleeing.

They were apprehended for crimes including attempted murder and assault.

The police’s Khaya Tonjeni said, “The suspects will appear in the Elliot Magistrates Court on Monday facing the respective charges they were arrested for; and a further charge of escaping from custody will be added. Police are on the heels of the two escapees who are still at large.”

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