The phone rings to report a robbery in progress. Captain Canelli tells in voiceover the details that send the police into action. Ride along in the patrol car as it responds to the call. The drama runs high when the thief is chased down, and gunplay comes into the action. Sirens blare as more cops are called to the scene, and ambulances race to the hospital.
Canelli compares notes with deetectives to see who was shot, and how badly they might be injured. What is known of their suspect? Will their man prove to be such a hard case from his hospital bed that he won’t inform on his partner? All the while, the robbers partner is on the streets adding a murder to the crime spree. Captain Canelli and the police work with the doctors as they tend to their prisoner’s care, and screen all visitors.
What kind of secrets might turn up? According to his estranged wife, Arthur is a veteran of Korea, and a former postal worker who is between jobs. What will it take for Canelli to crack this hardcase, and get the scoop on the other robber?
PS: In the story, the man is embarrassed that his wife has found out about his secret life of crime. With a job like postal worker, at least in our modern times, his explosion into the violent crime scene might get some tongue in cheek comments. The thing I noticed is his Korean war service. Though the character is played very low key, it could be a little bit of PTSD kicking in. When we learn who his partner in crime is, I’m sure the peer pressure angle didn’t help matters either.