Criminals attacked a father of two young children in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, February 10, 2016.
According to information reaching the Times, the incident occurred at about 1:AM.
The Rose Hill resident reported that he had driven to the Marchand Boulevard to drop off a passenger and upon his return, found that the road had been blocked with huge stones.
According to the victim, who asked not to be identified, when he attempted to put his vehicle in reverse he discovered that the escape route had also been blocked.
He said the gang of men surrounded his vehicle and demanded that he get out.
“When they realized that I am not coming out, they smashed the glass of the window on the driver’s side to gain entrance, and that is when I got out and tried to run for my life,” the Rose Hill resident told the Times.
He said two of the men slowed him down.
According to the victim, whilst he tried to fight off the two, other criminals came to the assistance of the assailants.
He said he was held in a headlock until he lost consciousness.
The victim reported that when he regained consciousness, he realized that his vehicle had been burglarized.
He reported losing money, a telephone and other items, including tools that were in the car at the time.
“When I got up I ran by the road by where some people were playing dominoes, fell and started vomiting,” the victim recalled.
He told the Times that the police were summoned and took him to hospital.
The victim praised the quick response of the Police and the work of the medical staff of Victoria Hospital who conducted various tests on him, including ultra sound and X rays.
His injuries included a dislocated jaw.
Police are investigating the incident.