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Police in Samoa call on public help to recapture escaped prisoners

The police in Samoa are hunting for three prisoners including a female inmate who left Tafaigata prison to spend time with her family last weekend but has not return.The woman, Punaotala Sakai, is serving a jail sentence for false pretence.One of the other two male prisoners, Nazario Chong Nee, is serving a jail term for bank robbery.He was convicted of robbing a branch of the Westpac Bank at Vaitele industrial zone.He was charged with four other defendants including his brother Robert Chong Nee, who were also found guilty.The police have issued a warning for members of the public not to approach any of the three escapees but to immediately contact a nearest police station.