Westmoreland cops probe kidnapping

April 25, 2018

Investigators assigned to the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch are now probing the circumstances surrounding the kidnapping of five persons in Galloway district, Westmoreland this morning.

The victims include three women, a male and the seven-year-old daughter of one of the women.

Reports are that about 3 a.m., armed men invaded two homes and robbed the occupants of a Honda Inspire motor car, two poker boxes and J$34,000 before taking them hostage.

The common-law husband, of one of the victims, was also injured during the incident.

Hours later, about 10:30 a.m. the hostages were released after a sum of J$125,000 was paid over to the culprits and the stolen vehicle returned.

 Investigators are attempting to apprehend the perpetrators.