18 Feb 2020

Escaped prisoners in Solomons caught after two months on run

10:54 am on 18 February 2020

Police in Solomon Islands have caught two escaped prisoners, bringing an end to a two month manhunt.

The three men who have escaped from Rove Correctional Facility.

The three men who escaped from Rove Correctional Facility. Photo: Royal Solomon Islands Police Force

Frank Firimolea and Dilo Faiga were recaptured at the Burns Creek Market in Honiara on Saturday.

Along with fellow prisoner Willie Olo, they escaped from the Rove Correctional Facility in December.

Olo was caught by police in the first week of January.

Acting police commissioner Mostyn Mangau thanked the community for support that led to the capture of the three men.

All three are serving time for armed robbery.