Los Angeles – 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.