"Fake Cop" warning issued

The police are urging the public to be on the look out for men who have been robbing persons while posing as members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

It's reported that the men are dressed in fake police clothing and travel in a vehicle with flashing blue lights.

The men struck along East Kings House Road in St. Andrew late Saturday and stopped a businessman near the entrance to Kings Gate Apartments. He was robbed of a large sum of cash and his licensed firearm.

“We understand that he was approached by two men in a car, who said they were police officers. They demanded a search of the vehicle, it turns out that the men were not police officers. The man was relieved of his firearm and over one million Jamaican dollars in cash. We are conducting investigations; we have confimed that these men were not police officers. We are folowing leads at the moment,” said Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Corporate Communications Unit.

RJR News understands that several hours later, the robbers again struck in Meadowbrook, St. Andrew.

Superintendent Lindsay is urging the public to be on alert for the fake cops.

“When you are stopped, you need to be 100 per cent sure that persons are in fact police officers and demand to see some form of identification. If they are in a marked police vehicle, then you can call 119 to verify,” she said. 



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