Guard kills suspect in attempted robbery at Mount Vernon store

A security guard shot and killed a man attempting to rob a check cashing store in Mount Vernon Wednesday.

According to police, two armed men tried to push a female employee inside the American Check Cashing and Financial Services on South Fulton Avenue around 8:30 a.m. The guard, who was also outside at the time, pulled a gun and exchanged fire with the would-be robbers. One of the suspects died at the scene, the other one fled.The employees and the guard were not hurt in the exchange. Police are searching for the second suspect who may have been injured in the shootout.

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