Police Searching California's Hollywood Hills for Two Escaped Prisoners

The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for two prisoners who escaped Friday into the Hollywood Hills while doing supervised work on a remote road, KNBC-TV reported.

The prisoners, who were part of a work release program, were last seen at 1:45pm near the famous Mulholland Drive and Fryman Canyon Park, the station reported.

The prisoners' criminal records were not disclosed, but a police spokesperson told the station that supervised work release is only available to inmates with "lesser charges."

Police described one of the escapees as a 19-year-old Hispanic man with long, black curly hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 126 pounds, police told KNBC.

The other prisoner was described as a Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes. Police told the station he is 6 feet tall and weighs 187 pounds.

The police warned residents not to answer their doors for anyone, the station said.