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THE St Andrew North police have released the name of a man they describe as a person of interest in the hostage drama that unfolded in Havendale, St Andrew, just weeks ago.
Police say the man, Barry Richard Pinding, has a Portmore, St Catherine address.
The police are asking Pinding to contact them.
"We need to have dialogue with him as soon as possible," an investigator told the Jamaica Observer.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 26 three gunmen trailed a teenage girl on her way home from school and barged into her Highland Drive home as her mother was about to let her in.
Two of the men, who were travelling on a motorcycle, went inside the house while another stood guard in the backyard.
The girl and her younger brother were tied up while their mother was held at gunpoint as the thieves demanded cash and other valuables.
An elderly man who was also inside the house was pistol-whipped by the gunmen.
Another resident was also ordered into a section of the house he occupied after he walked in on the robbery.
The gunmen took two laptop computers, cellular phones and other valuables while relieving the man of his monthly salary.
After two hours, the police got wind of the hostage drama and swarmed the premises. However, the gunmen realised that the police were on their tail and escaped before the police could apprehend them.
The gunmen left a red motorcycle on the scene as they scaled a high wall and escaped on nearby Mannings Hill Road.
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