Highway Patrol: Season 4, Episode 25

Diversion Robbery (1959)

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Two men use explosions as a diversionary tactic to distract attention from the scenes of their holdups.

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William Boyett ...
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Paul Herrick
Pierre Watkin ...
Mr. Larson
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Bert Nelson
Joy Pettit ...
Sylvia Davis
Ron Foster ...
Officer 1410
Vance Skarstedt ...
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Art Gilmore ...
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Paroled explosives expert Bert Nelson and his partner Paul Herrick place time bombs in vacant lots near the scenes of their planned holdups. The loud but harmless explosions create a diversion that permits them to commit their crimes quickly in the confused atmosphere and escape with few witnesses. Dan Mathews and Sergeant Williams notice a pattern developing and Dan diverts all available units to the relatively small area in which Nelson and Herrick are likely to strike. After their third robbery nets $10,000, the two thieves find a phalanx of officers converging on the area. With all main roads covered, they make a high-risk attempt to escape by trespassing onto the nearby network of dirt fire roads. Written by Sam Spear

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