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Primrose prison escapees rearrested

Police discovered a hole above a toilet in their cell through which they had escaped.

The three suspects who escaped from the Primrose police station. Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG - All three suspects who escaped from the Primrose Police Station on the East Rand have been rearrested.

Police discovered a hole above a toilet in their cell through which they had escaped.

#sapsGP All 3 #escapees from Primrose police cells are now back in custody; 1 arrested in Jhb, 1 handed over by lawyer & 3rd in Makause SD

The men had been arrested for crimes including robbery housebreaking and possession of dagga.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini says one of the suspects was brought to the police station by his attorney while the other three were apprehended following a tip off.

"They will be further charged with escaping from custody and they are expected to appear at the Germiston Magistrates Court today."

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