The police are warning members of the public to be wary of purchasing pit bulls as pets.
The warning follows an incident in St Ann where a boy lost his eye after he was attacked by a pit bull.
The police are also warning people to be careful when approaching premises with the animals.
The Constabulary Communication Network says there has been a trend of pit bulls attacking persons even their owners.
In 2012, a woman and her 14-month-old son were attacked in Spanish Town, St Catherine.
Months later, a 2-year-old girl was killed in Rosehall, St Catherine.
The police say people should avoid purchasing pit bulls.
They say dog owners must remember that they have a responsibility to properly secure their animals.
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