The police captain tells about his evening out with his wife. During intermission at the theater they are attending, the off duty cop phones in to the precinct, just to check in. Captain Canelli gets the low down on a bank robbery that the cops have been called out on, and the escaped suspects.
Before you know it, the evening is ruined as the captain is called in to deal with the case. The cops on duty seem to have things under control, so the captain gets the reports on the nights activities. A shift change that’s about to take place, an officer with an infraction of his duties, and a report about a street person with a tip off.
The cops have the bank robbers holed up in a building, and the captain goes over the plans to move in on them. The robbers may be on the move, so the cops need to move fast. A gal is found who may be able to help, but will the cops be able to get the information from her in time?
In a few moments of intense police drama, including a shoot out, the cops make their move and nab the escaped bank robbers. It’s never over until the paperwork is done, and the captain gives a voiceover report of the follow up actions that were taken. Later, a forgiving wife awaits him at home. Lucky guy, many wives wouldn’t see it that way.