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Two bandits thought they would have made easy earnings on Friday night, robbing a Ste Madeleine supermarket.

However, an Estate Constable thwarted their efforts, killing one while sending the other running.

Investigators believe the dead bandit is Akiel Mitchell of Mon Repos, San Fernando.

A report stated that the constable attached to Travtec Security Services Limited was on duty at Fu Jian Supermarket along Manahambre Road, Ste Madeleine.

Around 6.58 pm, two masked bandits, one armed with a pistol, walked in and announced a robbery. Police said the constable felt his life was in immediate danger and fired two shots at the armed bandit, striking him. As the bandit fell, his accomplice ran off, leaving him behind.

St Madeleine police responded along with Crime Scene Investigators, who recovered a pistol near the dead suspect.

Meanwhile, investigators continue to search for the other suspect. No one else suffered injuries during the attempted robbery.