Criminals pulled off a daring robbery of a motor vehicle in Clarendon on Monday under the guise of being part of the state of emergency law enforcement team in the parish.

Reports from the police are that a group of men went to the home of a man and stated that they were officers working under the state of public emergency that is now in effect in the parish.

The police said the incident took place in Ludlow district in upper Clarendon.

Reports are that after claiming that they were law enforcement officers, the men requested a search of the home.

It is alleged that after the search was conducted, one of the men (posing as lawmen) requested the keys for the motor vehicle that was at the premises.

The men then got into the 2014 Toyota Axio motorcar belonging to the homeowner and drove away from the scene.

The incident has since forced police to issue an advisory to members of the public that it is their right to request an identification card from any member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (force) during the execution of their duties.

Following the incident, the Croft’s Hill Police in Clarendon are asking anyone with information that can assist in their investigations into the stolen car to contact them at 876-966-7333, or the police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.

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