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The Advance, Staten Island, NY, 8/83

Tuesday, November 1, 1983

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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