A JAILED puppy-snatching armed robber attempted to flee by means of switching puts together with his similar dual brother who was once visiting him in jail.
Brazen Elhaj Diarrassouba, 24, nearly slipped out of HMP 5 Wells in Wellingborough, following a seek advice from from his circle of relatives by means of handing his jail armband to his dual.
Elhaj Diarrassouba attempted to flee prison by means of switching puts together with his similar dual brother who was once visiting him
However the sneaky felony was once rumbled as he ready to stroll out together with his circle of relatives after an eagle-eyed jail officer spotted the variation in garments his brother was once dressed in as he went again to the cells.
A jail supply mentioned: “Households can mingle within the visiting corridor.
“They don’t seem to be sitting throughout desks with glass in entrance of them and therefore they may be able to get nearer.
“At some degree, the brothers had been ready to switch an arm band used to spot inmates.
“On the finish of the seek advice from, the brother went to sign up for different prisoners who had been going again to their cells.
“A pointy-eyed officer noticed the variation in garments and apprehended him.
“It was once lucky as Elhaj was once on the subject of to stroll out.”
After the incident on April 11 Diarrassouba was once taken to the prison’s Care and Separation Unit and put at the Get away Listing and has therefore been moved to Class A Woodhill prison, Milton Keynes.
A spokesperson for G4S mentioned: “Vigilant body of workers instantly intervened and there was once no safety breach.”
A Northamptonshire Police spokesperson mentioned: “An investigation into the incident came about.”
The company mentioned it was once proud that safety features had labored promptly.
An investigation has been introduced.
Diarrassouba was once convicted of theft and seeking to thieve a £3,000 pup in August ultimate 12 months.
Swansea Crown Court docket was once informed the Londoner travelled to South Wales with associate Joshua McCook, 23, to shop for an American Bulldog pup with faux £50 notes.
The deal went improper when dog-breeder Adam Moheiz realised the wad of £50 notes was once faux.
And after a heated argument, each males placed on balaclavas and produced knives, stealing the animal.
They escaped in Diarrassouba’s female friend’s automotive and police briefly traced them again to her deal with the place the pup was once recovered and the boys arrested.
Diarrassouba was once sentenced to 5 years in jail, and McCook to a few years and 9 months.