Dahlia Garrick, Assistant Superintendent at the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit
The Jamaica Constabulary Force is encouraging victims of robbery and kidnapping who have been documenting the incidents on social media to make a formal report at the nearest police station.
The police say the reports are not coming in and as a result they could not say whether there has been an increase in the number of cases.
Dahlia Garrick, Assistant Superintendent at the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit, addressed the issue on Tuesday, arguing that had there been increased reports, the police would have taken steps to "activate the necessary systems to include increasing our public awareness (and) putting in additional strategies to mitigate."
"I have not seen where that has happened in recent times, but we know one incident is one too many," she admitted.
On Tuesday, the People's National Party Youth Organization (PNPYO) called for the police to investigate reports of increased cases of robbery and kidnapping in the Corporate Area.
In a statement, the youth organisation said the incidents are reportedly taking place in the Half Way Tree, Washington Boulevard as well as the Spanish Town and Portmore areas.