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The Sunday Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, 9/13/87

Tuesday, December 1, 1987

When a knife-wielding robber attempted to grab Eliud Franco's holstered revolver at his Rochester, N.Y., grocery store, Franco drew the gun and fired, wounding the assailant. The would-be thief was arrested by police and held pending charges of first-degree attempted robbery.

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