The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade advises U.S. citizens in Serbia of recent incidents of individuals impersonating police to gain entry to private homes for criminal purposes. U.S. citizens are advised to be wary of unannounced visits by the police to their homes, and contact local police to report suspicious activity.
In Belgrade two white males in police uniforms with fluorescent strips attempted to gain access to an apartment building by demanding entry via the intercom system. The men did not present any identification and later departed the area. Last week two individuals were arrested for more than a dozen home invasions in the Vračar, Palilula, and Zvezdara municipalities. Police also arrested three suspects for using police credentials to gain access to residences in the Barajevo suburb of Belgrade.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Serbia Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Serbia, located at Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karadordevica 92, at +381 (11) 706-4000, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is also +381 (11) 706-4000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
- Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.