A security guard and a businessman were killed by brazen bandits during a hold up at a supermarket in Cunupia on Wednesday night.

The security guard, identified as 44-year-old Devindra Maharaj was shot several times in the back. He was pronounced dead after being taken to a health facility. The supermarket owner, who is yet to be identified, died at around 1am on Thursday.

News Power Digital understands that the assailants entered Ho Sing supermarket around 7pm on Wednesday and announced a hold-up. Police said the bandits’ getaway car, a grey Honda Accord, was found abandoned at John Peters Road in Charlieville.

Anyone with information on this crime, is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymous hotline at 800-TIPS.