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Police search for Big Island prison escapees

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Andrew Wanat, Left, and Robert Garcia, Right Andrew Wanat, Left, and Robert Garcia, Right

Big Island police are continuing their search for two men who reportedly escaped from the Hale Nani Correctional Center in Hilo on Wednesday night.

Hawaii County Police Department officials say Andrew Wanat, 27, and Robert Garcia, 23, were reported missing from the prison at around 10:30 p.m.

Officials describe Wanat as a 5'11" Caucasian male with a medium build and shaved head and Garcia as a 5'7" African American male with a slim build and short black hair.

Both men were last seen wearing white shirts and blue shorts and were at the minimum security facility for probation violations. 

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call Big Island police.

 

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