27 Officers: Alvone Maybury Task Force

July 18, 2010

The Bermuda Police have released a statement saying that 27 officers [Police and Corrections] have been assigned to a task force to catch Alvone Maybury, who escaped from Prison Officers custody on July 13th. The Police went on to say they are using ” technological means to assist in recovering Mr. Maybury”, which appears to be a reference to attempting to track the suspect through his Facebook posts.

Full statement from the Police follows below:

The special task force assembled to find Alvone Maybury, consisting of 24 Police officers and 3 Prison officers, is carrying out specific actions in relation to specific leads as and when they are received. All Police officers are involved in the capture of Mr. Maybury and remain on high alert and vigilant. A number of leads are being pursued, some of which have resulted in the execution of several search warrants. A number of community sources have also been engaged to assist in this matter.

The task force is using all relevant resources at their disposal including technological means to assist in recovering Mr. Maybury. It is believed that assistance is being given to Mr. Maybury to avoid detection. Upon discovery a criminal matter will be pursued against those involved.

There have been reported sightings of Mr. Maybury since his escape. The task force will continue to pursue Mr. Maybury until he is apprehended or surrenders to the authorities. Members of the public are asked not to approach Mr. Maybury; but we encourage the community to assist in bringing Mr. Maybury safely into custody by reporting any possible sightings to Police immediately, including descriptions of what he is wearing and his mode of transport. Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of 24 year old Alvone Maybury is encouraged to contact 295-0011 or the independent confidential Crime Stoppers Bermuda hotline on 800-8477. The public is reminded that harbouring a fugitive is punishable under the law by up to two years imprisonment.

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