A businessman who is a resident of Micoud managed to escape with only some bruises when three masked gunmen confronted him at his home, police say.
The bandits are reported to have demanded money.
The incident occurred on Saturday, according to a law enforcement official.
According to reports, one gunman accosted the businessman shortly before 10.00 pm, followed closely by another bandit with a cutlass and one with another firearm.
The businessman had just arrived home, it was reported.
The masked men are said to have demanded money.
Gunshots are reported to have been fired but the businessman managed to escape, sustaining some bruises when he fell in the process of fleeing.
The victim reportedly operates a barber shop in Vieux Fort.
Police are investigating.