Our personnel are still looking for the escaped inmates.
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) - Fourteen inmates escaped from the Jayapura City Police's detention house by breaking open a window on the building’s second floor early on Tuesday, chief of the City Police, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Gustav Urbinas, confirmed.

"Our personnel are still looking for the escaped inmates," he said here on Wednesday.

He said the city police's profession and security division has interrogated 13 of the 30 on-duty officers over the jailbreak.

He said on-duty personnel's ignorance was to blame for the escape of the 14 inmates.

The city police have set up a team of officers to trace the detainees, he informed.

CCTV footage shows the inmates escaped from the detention house between 2.20 a.m. and 3.07 a.m. local time on Tuesday. They broke out of the detention house in batches so as not to arouse the suspicion of on-duty personnel in the main duty room, Urbinas said.

The jailbreak came to light when an on-duty officer spotted four inmates as they were making their escape and tried to stop them, he added.

But, the four inmates managed to escape and fled towards a shopping complex located next to the Jayapura City Police Station, Urbinas informed.

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