Thursday 17 October, 2019

One killed after security guard stops attempted robbery

One man is dead and another injured following an attempted robbery at a jewellery store in Couva on Tuesday morning.

Both men were said to have attempted to rob a jewellery store along the Southern Main Road, Couva, around 11:00 am Tuesday.

One of the men was armed with a firearm. However, it appeared that the bandits were unaware that the store was guarded by an armed security officer.

From initial reports, the officer with his licensed firearm confronted the two suspects and ordered them to surrender.

However, the armed man instead pointed his weapon at the officer.

The guard, fearful for his life and the lives of those around him, opened fire on the two bandits.

One man was killed on the scene while the other was shot to his left leg.

More on this as it becomes available.  

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