Robbery detail. A bakery shop has been held up, the owner, Lars Stendel, and his 19 year old daughter have been shot.
Questioning Mrs Stenddel, the wife and a Swedish immigrant, her other daughter helps Joe understand the heavy accent. She describes how her daughter, Julie, had been shot multiple times, with Lars receiving only one wound to the shoulder. In voiceover, Joe describes the investigation.
Known hold up men are questioned. A suspect is turned up, but will his story hold water? Holes start showing up. his Alibi falls through, witnesses recognize mugshots, but is he really their man? A letter with a confession, with only details the shooter would know turns up.
The police work starts over. More hold up men, more mug shots, and more questioning begins. A new link is made when the gun is found, and a crook escapes from a minor traffic stop. Cops close in, and a chase on foot involves gunplay.