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Pair trying to repeatedly enter Playa del Carmen residential subdivision as fake officers, arrested by real ones

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two men were secured by Playa del Carmen police after they attempted to enter a residential subdivision as ministerial agents.

Their arrests took place when, for the second time in the same day, the on-site security guard reported them for trying to enter the Real Ibiza subdivision posing as agents of the Ministerial Police.

The first time the pair arrived was around 9:00 a.m. in a black car without license plates, assuring the security guard that they were agents of the Ministerial Police and quickly flashing some type of badge. When they were refused entry, one of the men told security he was actually a doctor and that there was an emergency inside the complex.

However, when they were still denied access, they left, but returned around 5:00 p.m. after a shift change in gate guards. The second guard, the evening guard, had already been informed of their previous entry attempt.

When they returned at 5:00 p.m. again claiming to be police agents, he called Emergency 911.

Municipal Police agents arrived at the site along with several real Ministerial Police agents and proceeded to arrest the pair. There was no official word as to why they were trying to access the subdivision under false pretenses.