After a year on the air, the producers of Dragnet salute the listeners who have supported the show.
Joe Friday is assigned to Robbery detail… scores of women have been beaten and robbed, but none have been able to identify their assailant. Taking a break for lunch on the night watch, Joe and Ben talk to their waitress, who has concerns about the recent robberies. In voiceover, Joe tells how purse snatchers are the lowest, and most cowardly of bandits, and the rash of such robberies.
Responding to a robbery, Joe and Ben question someone who saw the crime, and Joe tells more about the investigation in voiceover. Leads are sparse, other than in narrowing down the area where attacks take place. Decoys, or police women, are called on to put themselves in danger.
Time passes, and the decoy plan is enlarged to cover wider territories. Finally, a report of a robbery comes in, and some clues might actually be helpful to identify two men. Armed with an address, Joe and Ben are on the trail of George. Raised by his soft spoken aunt, George spills the beans when he can’t explain his torn clothes, or lost drivers license found at the crime scene.
Armed with information from the 18 year old George, Joe and Ben close in on his partner in crime. Decker is also 18, but he has a gun, and bullets fly in the foot race. It makes Joe wonder about the phrase, “There’s no such thing as a bad boy.”