A resident of Piat, Grande Riviere, was rushed to hospital via ambulance Friday afternoon after armed bandits wounded him as he struggled with them.
According to eyewitness reports, at least two bandits entered the man’s home about 4.00 pm.
“The guy put up a fight and held on to the gun belonging to on of them,” St Lucia Times was informed.
One of the intruders stabbed the home owner in the leg before both bandits escaped.
It was unclear whether they managed to steal anything of value.
It was reported that after a report was made to Gros Islet police, lawmen went in hot pursuit of the suspects whose vehicle overturned.
But the suspects are said to have escaped on foot.