09/07/2013 02:30 EDT | Updated 11/07/2013 05:12 EST

2 Violent Prisoners Escape From Victoria Jail

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The West Shore RCMP are asking the public to help find a convicted murderer and a robber who escaped from the William Head Federal Correctional Centre near Victoria Friday night.

Patrick was serving a life term for second-degree murder, while Benton was serving an eight-year sentence for multiple robberies.

Both inmates are around 183 cm tall and have a tattoo on their left upper arms. Patrick weighs 93 kilograms and has blue eyes, Benton weighs 89 kilograms and has green eyes.

Both men are considered violent and should not be approached. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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