As Philip Loswick waited on two customers at his father's
Port Richmond, N.Y., jewelry store, he was struck on the back of the
head with a gun. Hearing his son's scream, the elder Loswick grabbed
a licensed 12-ga. shotgun and fired at the robbers. One thug was
wounded but managed to escape while father and son held his partner
until police arrived.
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