A 54-year-old woman has been shot dead during a robbery at her minimart in Chaguanas.
Police say a bandit entered Lucky Minimart in St Thomas Village around 12:30 pm today before he tied up, robbed and beat owner Haniffa Bedassie.
Police were alerted to the incident via telephone calls from people who were within the Minimart.
Officer of the Central Division responded and when they arrived they heard an explosion before the suspect fleed along the roadway.
Police gave chase and shot the suspect dead in an exchange of gunfire.
Bedassie was rushed to the Chaguanas District Health Facility where she was pronounced dead on arrival.