Joe and Bill are assigned a task to find a purse snatcher. They are surprised to learn it is a dog snatching the purses.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Policewoman Dorothy Miller
Capt. Merton Howe
Noradelle De Leone
Ingo Burry
Phil Arnold ...
Bert Silver
Bonnie Hughes ...
Dee Staley
Jean Inness ...
Wanda Kravits
Lars Lowell
Monty Margetts ...
Cynthia Lowell
Mrs. Holmes


Joe and Bill are assigned a task to find a purse snatcher. They are surprised to learn it is a dog snatching the purses.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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23 November 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dragnet has often used the same actors for different roles, whether cops, suspects, or supporting characters. Sometimes the actor plays the same cop in several episodes. In this episode, Art Gilmore plays Captain Howe, as he did in 4 other episodes. In the very next episode in the series, Gilmore plays Captain Lambert, as he did in one other episode. He has also been Captain Green, Captain Brown, Captain Walton, Captain Milemore, Captain Colwell, and Captain Nelson, as well as Lieutenant Moore. All told, he appeared in 14 episodes, playing 9 characters. See more »


Referenced in Dragnet 1967: Burglary: The Dognappers (1970) See more »

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Goofy but entertaining
18 November 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of the sillier episodes from "Dragnet" and it's far from perfect, but it's still worth watching. My one complaint (and it's not a huge one) is that the lady who played the "live and let live" hippie lady was a bit hard to believe--almost like a caricature instead of a real person. She was funny but not particularly subtle!

The show is about various conflicting reports from around the city of dogs stealing purses. Seriously. While this sounds impossible, Friday and Gannon's meeting with a dog training expert confirms that such tasks COULD be taught...but that he doubted that the dogs went bad and developed the racket on their own (actually, I added this last portion myself). But with no leads, Friday organizes a stakeout until finally the rogue mutts can be nabbed.

Overall, a fluff episode that is still worth seeing and enjoyable. Plus, according to the introduction, these are taken from REAL cases, so apparently the doggy gang really did happen!

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