Two detainees have escaped from the police detention cell in Zamboanga del Norte, police said Sunday.
The escapees were identified as Alfin Morino Omar, 18, who was arrested for alleged carabao theft, and Willboy Galon Pedi, 19, for alleged motorcycle theft.
The two bolted from the Tampilisan Municipal Police Station jail on June 29 at around 7:10 p.m. by destroying its welded round bar.
Another detainee called the attention of the policemen when the two suspects escaped.
Police personnel are now conducting pursuit operation against the two fugitives.