Audio seems a touch draggy, and buzzy, but OK.
On Robbery Detail. A rash of robberies plagues the city, and it’s up to Joe Friday to get ’em. Jackson has been picked up, and booked. Joe and Ben inventory his personal affects, but the hardened criminal hasn’t revealed any information they can use. Army enlisted men have been slugging officers and stealing their cars. Is it real enlisted men, or civilians posing as military?
Interviews with a couple of the beaten officers add consistency to the method of the string of crimes. In voiceover, Joe tells about crime lab procedures, and the progress of the case. Pawn shops have been alerted, but none of the stolen goods have showed up. A system of decoys is planned, but it means a lot of man power. Days pass, but the hitch hike bandits are laying low. Cars roll when a call comes in, but this time the robbery has advanced to murder.
What can Joe Friday learn from the father of the killed Marine? A gold pocket watch seems the only item of real value that’s missing from his son. More days go by, but without result for either robbery or homicide details. A break comes when a man is picked up for car theft, and who matches the description of one of the bandits. Searching his apartment turns up guns, goods, and fellow gang members.