The St Andrew Central Police are alerting persons living in St Andrew, specifically the communities of Mona, Hope Pastures, and Cherry Gardens, that they have observed an emerging trend where men have been posing as employees of the National Water Commission (NWC) in order to gain entry to people's homes, and then rob them at gunpoint.
The reports, which surfaced this week, indicate that three or four of the criminals usually travel together in a white Nissan Tiida or a white Honda Civic motor car.
The police have advised persons to adopt a healthy dose of skepticism when deciding whether to allow persons claiming to be representatives of the NWC - or any other company - access to their premises.
The police have said that residents should always ask to see proper identification, and if in doubt, they should call the police. The lawmen have reminded residents that it is not wise to challenge armed robbers, as this may lead to them becoming more violent, thereby increasing the risk of serious harm or injury.