A WOMAN operating a mini mart was murdered during a robbery, and the man who robbed and killed her was shot dead in Chaguanas on Tuesday.
Haniffa Bedassie, 54, was killed shortly before midday as she sat in her shop, Lucky's Mini Mart at St Thomas Village.
Patrolling police officers caught up with the thief at Connector Road.
During an exchange of gunfire, the thief was killed.
He is yet to be identified, police said.
Officers of the Chaguanas CID, Central Division Task Force and Homicide Region III have responded.