PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Special Unit Robbery is presently investigating an attempted armed robbery which took place on Monday July 10th at approximately 01.20 a.m. at the home of the victim with initials M.H.K. located on Dollison Drive in Cul- de-Sac. According to the report two unknown armed men forced their way into the house of the victim while he was asleep.
The suspects then demanded drugs from the victim but he could not comply with their demands. The victim was struck several times with the butt of a gun and suffered lacerations to his head. A shot accidently went off when the victim was being ill-treated. The victim then fled to the home of the neighbor to seek help and to notify the police. The suspects did not succeed in stealing anything.
The victim was treated on the scene by paramedics and then taken to the Sint Maarten Medical center for further treatment.