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Two criminals on the run after daylight escape

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Two criminals on the run after daylight escape
Two fugitives on the run since Thursday. Photo: Polizei Kleve
09:57 CEST+02:00
Police are searching for two fugitives in North Rhine-Westphalia after a young woman freed a man from custody as he was being taken to the doctor.

The escape took place on Thursday shortly after midday in Kleve, on the Dutch border.

A 27-year-old who was being held in a psychiatric ward was being taken to the doctor by two psychiatric nurses.

As the man stood handcuffed before the doctor's practise, a young woman walked up to the carers, drew a gun and demanded that they release him.

Police suspect that the woman is a 22-year-old who has previous convictions as an accomplice to the man's crimes.

The two then stole a nearby Volkswagen Golf and drove off. The Golf was found later, crashed on the road to Goch. The two appear to have fled further on foot.

The man has a long police record and may be armed.

Although the police have used helicopters and sniffer dogs in a wide-ranging search effort, they have still found no trace of the pair.

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