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Times, Seattle, WA

Wednesday, May 1, 1968

At gun point, Pharmacist Robert Strom of Seattle, Wash., emptied his cash register and a supply of drugs into a cloth bag. "If anybody comes in before I get it, I'll kill you," the gunman hissed. He ordered Strom to lie on the floor and ran for his car. Strom got up, grabbed a rifle and fired 3 shots. The bandit slumped. Police found him critically wounded.

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