Inmate escapes German prison in cardboard box

Inmate escapes German prison in cardboard box
Photo: Kreispolizeibehörde Viersen
Authorities in Willich have asked for clues in the escape of a 37-year-old inmate who managed to hide himself in a cardboard box picked up by a delivery truck last week.

Yasar Bayrack, who also goes by the alias of Ibrahim Yasin, is a Turkish national who was serving time for narcotics violations at the JVA Willich I prison near Düsseldorf when he made his wily escape, investigators in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia reported. He remains at large and police have no leads regarding his whereabouts.

“He succeeded in hiding himself in a box that was picked up with other boxes from the prison,” a police statement said. Bayrack then apparently opened the box and fled the delivery truck unnoticed. His escape was only discovered when the truck driver noticed the truck wasn’t properly closed and called the prison.

The prisoner is about 185 centimetres tall, bald, and has a goatee. He was dressed in blue work pants and a white t-shirt.

Witnesses are asked to report clues to Viersen police at 02162/377-0.