Senior officials in the Western Division yesterday confirmed the incident occurred at about 4 am at a house at Tomato Drive, North Post Road, River Estate in Diego Martin.
Investigators said the attack left 19-year old Denzil Radix with wounds to the head and face that required stitches.
Newsday understands that two armed men broke into the house as the Radix family were asleep and announced a hold up.
It is reported that after the occupants refused to hand over a quantity of electronic items, the gunmen became enraged and began beating Denzil Radix with their guns.
The family later handed over a quantity of items valued at more than $12,000 which included cash, jewellery, three cell phones and a lap-top computer to the gunmen who escaped on foot.
Admitting that they increased patrols in the Diego Martin area last night as a result of yesterday’s robbery, senior officials said a trend may be emerging as bandits unable to leave the area may now start robbing persons residing within the area.
When Newsday contacted Diego Martin Central MP, Dr Amery Browne, he too confirmed the incident as he said Denzil Radix was forced to seek treatment at hospital for the wounds inflicted by the gunmen.