Two prisoners escape after placing mannequins in their beds to fool guards


James Whitlock (right) and Matthew Baker 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police are looking to capture two prisoners who escaped using cutting equipment and mannequins, according to police in the United Kingdom.

London police said that 31-year-old James Whitlock and 28-year-old Matthew Baker, managed to break free from the Pentonville prison after they fooled guards by placing mannequins in their beds.

The Metropolitan Police was called 11:44 a.m. on Monday, to report that the two prisoners went missing. According to the police investigation, the two prisoners broke out of prison some time ago.

They placed mannequins in their beds and covered them with sheets to make it appear as if they were sleeping. They then used diamond cutting equipment to cut through several iron bars.

Police believe that the equipment was smuggled into prison with a drone.

Baker was found guilty of attempted murder. Whitlock has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary after stealing from 19 ATMs.

Police warned the public that the two men are dangerous and should not be approached.