'Dangerous' patients missing from North Bay mental health facility spotted in N.B.
Police are searching for Cara Duval and Joseph Pepin, who did not return to hospital on Jan. 22
Police are looking for the public's help in locating two patients missing from a mental health facility in Ontario, now believed to be in New Brunswick.
The pair pose a "significant threat to public safety," police said.
The two patients failed to return from permitted off-unit privileges.
Duval and Pepin were both in Hanwell, N.B., on Jan. 27, according to New Brunswick RCMP.
They were identified on video surveillance at an Irving gas station on Hanwell Road at about 2:30 p.m., Cpl. Chantal Farrah said in a statement.
North Bay police are worried about the well-being and safety of Duval and Pepin, as well as the safety of the public.
"Without ongoing monitoring and supervision, both pose a significant threat to public safety," police said in a statement.
The public is advised not to approach Duval or Pepin and to call 911 immediately if they see them.
She was last seen wearing a three-quarter length blue coat with a fur-trimmed hood, pink boots, and a blue and black toque.
Pepin, 39, is six feet tall, 174 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
He may be wearing a short black coat, or a three-quarter length grey coat, jeans, running shoes, and a dark baseball cap.
Duval and Pepin were last seen travelling in a black, four-door, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, with Ontario licence plate BRVK449.