California restaurant manager with .45 pistol confronts 3 armed robbers

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After three men took $600 from his cashier at gunpoint, Los Angeles restaurant manager Sam Lacatus, 47, opened fire with a .45 pistol he got from under the counter.

As one robber ran through the restaurant’s glass door, Lacatus hit him. The other two men escaped with the money.

Source: Times; Los Angeles, CA; November 1969

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