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Press Telegram, Long Beach, CA

Friday, March 1, 1963

In a Harbor City, Calif., liquor store, a man waited quietly for owner Robert Drake to finish talking on the phone. After Drake hung up, the man pulled a gun, scooped money from the till, and then backed towards the front door still pointing the pistol. At this point someone entered the store. Drake snatched a gun from under the counter and fired at the robber who fell seriously wounded.

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