Operations across the St. Catherine South Police division have intensified following at least one incident this week involving men posing as delivery personnel trying to rob unsuspecting residents.
The Police say the incident happened on Tuesday, October 27 a team carried out an operation in the Portmore Town Centre where persons were reportedly posing as delivery men to rob unsuspecting residents.
During the operation, two men aroused the suspicion of the police and were pursued.
The police apprehended one of them.
He was searched and a firearm was found, leading to his arrest.
The other man escaped.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that the man in custody is also wanted for shootings and robberies committed in the Portmore Municipality.
He’s also a person of interest in a recent murder in the Gregory Park area.
The Police say the investigation continues with a view of proffering charges.
The Operations Officer for the St. Catherine South Division, Superintendent Hopton Nicholson has affirmed that they’re encouraging residents to be extremely vigilant when commuting in the division, especially on foot in areas that are lonely and not well lit.
Superintendent Nicholson is also imploring citizens who have been the victims of robberies, especially from perpetrators on motorcycles, to report those incidents to the police.