Inmates recaptured after escaping Castaic jail

From the Associated Press:

CASTAIC — Authorities have recaptured two accused armed robbers who escaped from a Castaic jail.
Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says the two men were caught about half a mile from the facility following a phone call from a local resident.
Jose Aldana and Winder Barrios were discovered missing from the North County Correctional Facility during a head count at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Whitmore says the 24-year-olds apparently escaped about two hours earlier while working at a kitchen loading dock.
The men are accused of using a shotgun in a home invasion robbery in Encino last year and of robbing motorists in the Hollywood area.

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  • starry

    I’ve been considering moving to Encino/Tarzana from the Pasadena area, but it seems like crime over there has really gotten worse in the past decade. You hear about lots of home robberies and burglaries there, like these two were involved in.