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Swampscott police investigating armed robbery attempt

SWAMPSCOTT — Police are investigating after a woman was able to fend off an armed man who tried to steal her purse near Stop & Shop last week.  An officer was flagged down by the woman as he was driving through the access road of the Swampscott Mall, 450 Paradise Road, shortly after 7 p.m.…

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