Kidnappers in Westmoreland released five persons on Wednesday after a ransom was paid.
The victims include three women, a male and the seven-year-old daughter of one of the women, according to detectives assigned to the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Branch (C-TOC), who are now probing the incident.
Reports are that about 3:00 am, armed men invaded two homes in the Galloway district of Westmoreland and robbed the occupants of a Honda Inspire motorcar, 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, police said.
Hours later, about 10:30 am, according to investigators, the hostages were released after a sum of J$125,000 was paid over to the culprits and the stolen vehicle returned.
Police have launched a manhunt to apprehend the perpetrators.
We're currently tracking this developing story.