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“Fake Cop” Warning Issued

RJR News / 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 stopepd a businessman near the entrance to the Kings Gate Apartments.

He was robbed of  a large amount 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 releived of his firearm and over one million Jamaican dolalrs in cash. We are conducting investigations, we have confimed that these men were not police officers. We are folowing leads at the moment,” said Head of  the Jamaica Constabulary Force Corporate Communications Unit, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay.

She is urging persons to be on alert for the fake cops.

“When you are stopped, you need to be 100 percent sure that persons are in fact police officers and demand to see some form of indentigication> If they are in a marked police vehicle, the can call 119 to verify.” She said. 

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

 

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