Convicted killer and robber escape from BC prison: RCMP

Jul 9 2019, 5:15 am

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Police are searching for two inmates who went missing from a minimum security prison on Vancouver Island.

According to Correctional Service Canada (CSC), Zachary Armitage and James Lee Busch were not accounted for during a count at the William Head Institution on July 7.

Armitage is currently serving a sentence of over 13 years for robbery, aggravated assault, and other offences.

He is 30-years-old, 5’10”, and weighs 170 lbs. He has a fair complexion, brown eyes, and black hair. He also has a tattoo reading “No Love” and a crown on his right arm.

Busch is serving an interminate sentence for second-degree murder and assault. He has previously served sentences for aggravated sexual assault, escape lawful custody, and other offences.

He is 42-years-old, 5’9″ in height, and weighs 179 lbs. He has a medium complexion, brown eyes, and a shaved head. He has a skull tattoo on his left forearm.

CSC has contacted the West Shore detachment of the RCMP and a warrant for their rest has been issued.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of James Lee Busch or Zachary Armitage is asked to contact the police immediately.

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