THE son of former Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT) executive chairman Calder Hart was chopped on the leg during an attempted robbery at his home on Thursday morning.
James Hart, an insurance salesman, was a patient at the San Fernando General Hospital last night.
Police said Hart and his wife, Tricia Ramlal, were asleep at their Claxton Bay home when three men entered around 2 a.m.
One of the intruders was armed with a cutlass.
Police said the couple raised an alarm and 28-year-old Hart was chopped in the left leg.
His wife was not hurt. The men, who entered through a side door, fled without taking anything from the house, police said.
The couple married at a private ceremony at Cara Suites Hotel, Claxton Bay, in 2010. Two hours after the attack at the Hart residence, police suspect the same gang of thieves broke into another home in the area.
Police said that at around 4 a.m, a 23-year-old housewife of Charles Street, Soledad Road, Claxton Bay, was asleep at home when three men wearing dark clothing entered the house through an open window.
The men robbed the woman of three cellphones worth $1,500, jewelry valued at $16,300, a bird and cage valued at $400 and six t-shirts valued at $200.