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Escapee Ricardo Thompson

In a bid to find the five teen boys who escaped from one of the Children’s Authority’s child support centres over the weekend the court has given approval for the authority to release photographs and names of three of the minors so far.

The Children’s Authority is seeking the public’s assistance in locating three of the five minors—Stephen Antoine, Ricardo Thompson and Semion Daniel.

The boys, ages 15 and 16, are from Diego Martin, St James, Laventille, Curepe and the Siparia areas.

The authority is awaiting further permission from the court to disclose photographs and names of the other two teens.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts should contact the Children’s Authority Hotlines at 996 or 800-2014 or the Police at 999.

Police said the teenagers escaped from the north facility some time between Friday night and Saturday morning.

An official at the centre contacted the police on Saturday at about 11.45 am to report that the five boys were discovered missing after making routine checks.

CCTV footage viewed by investigating officers disclosed that the boys escaped by passing through burglar proofed bars in a room on the western side of the building.

When contacted for comment, the authority confirmed the escape and added that investigations were ongoing and that the authority was working closely with police to find the boys

The authority’s public education and communications manager, Cheryl Moses-Williams has advised all families and friends of the boys to call the police or the authority if they contact them or receive information about their location.