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Alleged supermarket robbers killed in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 5:05 PM

Two men were killed this afternoon after they attempted to rob the Earth and Ocean supermarket on Great George's Street in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland.

They are yet to be identified.

Reports are that men armed with handguns entered the supermarket about 1:00 p.m. and began robbing and assaulting workers and patrons.

A licensed firearm holder, who observed the robbery in progress challenged the men, firing several shots in their direction.

The robbers ran from the supermarket where one was later found along Dalling Street and the other found on Crook Street.

A 9-millimetre pistol with one live round and a black purse with cash and a mobile phone belonging to one of the patrons in the supermarket were found on one of the robbers.

Investigations into the incident continue.