Dragnet (1951–1959)
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Sgt. Friday, Smith and newly married Sgt. Austin investigate a string of robberies taking place when people are on vacation. They track some of the property and learn of a moving van that appears at the empty houses.

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Sgt. Joe Friday
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Officer Frank Smith
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Ruthie Snyder
Victor Rodman ...
John Snyder (as Vic Rodman)
Ken Peters ...
Sgt. Jim Austin
Lillian Powell ...
Agnes Merton
Howard Wendell ...
Ralph Grismore
Natalie Masters ...
Jean Dunbar
Russell Saunders ...
Kenneth Dunbar
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Sgt. Friday, Smith and newly married Sgt. Austin investigate a string of robberies taking place when people are on vacation. They track some of the property and learn of a moving van that appears at the empty houses.

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16 September 1954 (USA)  »

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Ken Peters character is referred to by name a number of times in this episode as Sgt. Jim Angus, not Sgt. Jim Austin as is listed in the credits. See more »

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More like a public service announcement...
20 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

This episode of "Dragnet" is more targeted to education than most, as it gives the viewer tips in order to avoid burglaries when you are off on vacation. It begins with an adorable little girl (Beverly Washburn) going to the police station to report a burglary. It seems that her grandfather is disabled and he told her to go get the police! When the detectives arrive, the see that EVERYTHING is the home is gone...everything. Soon, other such robberies are also reported. In each case, the folks were out of town and the home was left bare. Can the detectives get to the bottom of this?

This is an enjoyable but relatively ordinary episode. Aside from seeing Washburn act (and I love seeing a child actor who can really act--they are RARE) and watching Friday slug one of the thieves, it's not particularly remarkable one way or the other. It's still worth seeing and you probably won't be disappointed.


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