Bill and Julie Gibson stage a series of pharmaceutical truck robberies by having Julie drug the drivers when they pick up the purse she "accidentally" drops in roadside diners. They are then able to rob the trucks of narcotics and valuable antibiotics while the drivers are unconscious. When they rob two of the Conroy Drug Company's trucks on the same day, Dan Mathews decides to set a trap. He obtains Mr. Conroy's permission to drive one of the trucks himself while wearing a Conroy jacket and cap, followed at a distance by plainclothes officers. Dan stops at a diner, encounters the attractive Julie. and drinks the drugged coffee so that he and his officers will be able to catch the two in the act of robbing the truck. Written by
At the beginning, Dan mentions that the crooks have robbed $128,000.00, "most of it in narcotics". Later, Bill Gibson, played by Ed Nelson, tells his "wife in crime" that they now have $200,000.00, so he has agreed they will quit after just one more job. Well, $200,000.00 in 1958 had the same buying power as $1,665,669.01 in 2016. Annual inflation over this period was about 3.72% See more »
The delivery truck used in the last scene has a black license plate on the front with white numbering that ends in 11, but when the angle changes to view the back license plate, it is white with black numbering that ends in 31. See more »
The most common crime confronting law enforcement agencies is theft. To the prospective criminal, the field of robbery seems the easiest, and the returns immediate. On April 15th of last year, a baffling series of robberies began. In each case, shipments of antibiotics and narcotics were removed from drug company trucks. For the firs three days, the problem was without solution. The Highway Patrol had no idea exactly how or when the thefts took place.
See more »