A robbery at the Francis Fashion/Shoe Locker Princes Town branch was thwarted after a bandit was shot and killed early this morning.
Reports indicate that security officials responded to an alarm triggered at the premises.
Upon arrival, the officers observed signs of forced entry and they also observed several bags of merchandise which were left behind by the bandits.
The officers remained on the compound and shortly after the bandits returned for the loot but were met with gunfire.
One of the assailants was shot and killed.
He has been identified only by his alias 'Hodge'.
The incident reportedly occurred around 3;30 am.
Investigations are ongoing.