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Robbery victim resists, shot by gunman

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A would-be rob­ber shot a man in the stom­ach on a Frank­ford street last Wed­nes­day after the vic­tim re­fused to sur­render his cash, po­lice say.

The vic­tim, iden­ti­fied only as a man in his 50s, told po­lice he was walk­ing home on the 1200 block of Bridge St. at about 8 p.m. when an un­known man ap­proached him and de­man­ded his money at gun­point. The man re­fused, so the rob­ber shot him once in the stom­ach, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The vic­tim was un­able to sup­ply a de­scrip­tion of the as­sail­ant. Para­med­ics rushed the crit­ic­ally wounded man to Al­bert Ein­stein Med­ic­al Cen­ter, where he un­der­went sur­gery.

A po­lice spokes­wo­man did not have in­form­a­tion on his latest con­di­tion. ••

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