Two alleged robbers are dead in Reading after what police have described as a "robbery in progress" of a corner store this afternoon, according to authorities.

A civilian, who was not identified by police, shot and killed the suspects sometime after 3 p.m., a sergeant in criminal investigations at the Reading police department said. He declined to give any details on how the civilian shooter came in contact with the alleged robbers. He also did not identify the suspects.

The "robbery in progress," as the sergeant described the initial incident, happened at Kricks Korner store near the intersection of Kutztown Road and Moss Street.

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