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The Post, Milford, CT, 3/14/96

Thursday, August 1, 1996

"Hang up the phone, I'm going to shoot you." Milford, Connecticut, pawn store owner Rocco Candella looked up and saw a robber pointing a gun at him. Candella laid the cordless phone on the store counter and, in a flash, grabbed his .380 Walther PPK and fired three shots. The criminal found himself lying on the floor in his own blood before he could harm Candella or any of the other three people in the store.

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