DRAGNET "The Big Dance" 1953 - Detectives Jack Webb and Ben Alexander are working out of the Robbery Division this time. They get a call about a rather vicious hold-up. They pay a visit to the victims as they are being hauled off to the hospital.
The hold up seems to be the work of a couple of young thugs that have been at it for a week or so. They enter a store, pistol whip the staff and take off with the till contents.
The Detectives sift through the clues and come up with several possible suspects. These lead nowhere except to a man already in custody. Some "friendly" questioning soon develops some further suspects.
The suspect's photos are shown to the store-owners, and two of them are soon identified. Webb and Alexander stake out the rooms of one of the thugs and wait. After 6-7 hours they call in about some food. They are then told that the two suspects, Vic Rodman and Russ Saunders, have just been grabbed trying to hit a small store.
Webb and Alexander return to the Station to question the two gunmen.
Good little episode on the everyday life of a Police Detective in the big city.
(b/w) The episode was directed by Webb, and the d of p was Ed Colmann.
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