Businessman kills bandit during break-in

A Princes Town businessman has shot and killed a bandit who attempted to rob his supermarket around 3 am on Wednesday.

The incident took place in the Palmyra community at the family-owned business which is located downstairs his home.  

The businessman told police three men used a ladder to get inside the house through a kitchen window.

The supermarket owner said he was confronted by the men who appeared to be armed.

Out of fear for his life, he opened fire on the group, shooting one of the men to the head. He died at the scene.

The other accomplices fled the scene.

A team of officers led by senior superintendent Mohammed visited the scene on Wednesday morning to conduct inquiries.

Just yesterday, another bandit was shot and killed while attempting to rob a jewellery store in Couva.

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