The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, 12/18/03
Monday, March 1, 2004
Alex Patlakh, owner of Rush Jewelers in North Philadelphia, shot one
of a pair of thugs during an attempted robbery and was wounded in
the struggle when a bullet grazed his head and another hit him in
the shoulder. It was not the first business robbery the Patlakh
family had experienced. In 1999, Patlakh's son, Brogdan, was killed
when his jewelry store was robbed. This latest attempt occurred just
before 9:45 a.m. Two men stood at the door of the shop and motioned
that they wished to enter. Patlakh pressed a buzzer to open the door
and the men came inside, asking to look at some jewelry. One man
suddenly drew a gun, and a struggle ensued. Shots were exchanged,
leaving Patlakh and one of the robbers wounded. The second robber
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