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Carlson Mathew Jr of Upper Fort Road has escaped from police custody on Friday 8th January.

It is alleged the accused escaped from a holding cell at St. John’s Police, while a police officer was attending to another detainee around 5:00 pm.

He was last seen wearing a pair of red three quarter pants and a multicolored shirt.

Mathew was apprehended by police around 5:00 am on Thursday in the Point Area, after a wanted bulletin was issued for his arrest.

He was charged with House Breaking and Larceny; an offence he allegedly committed on December 30th, 2020.

Anyone seeing him or knowing his whereabouts is asked to contact the nearest police station or the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913 without delay.

Police are further appealing to him to surrender himself at any police station.