Cops hunt for armed robbers

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Gauteng police are hunting for an armed gang that gunned down a Johannesburg businessman.

Top-bet SA's director Michael O'Connor was shot on Thursday evening as robbers were trying to flee one of his outlets at the Northcliff corner shopping centre.

Authorities say eight robbers had held up staff and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The police's Katlego Mogale says, “It is alleged that the suspects, who were driving in two different vehicles, entered the establishment and held the staff at gunpoint

O'Connor was also the chairman of the Gauteng Off-Course Bookmakers' Association and was well known in the industry.