Highway Patrol: Season 4, Episode 25

Diversion Robbery (1959)

TV Episode  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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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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Episode cast overview:
William Boyett ...
Paul Herrick
Pierre Watkin ...
Mr. Larson
Bert Nelson
Joy Pettit ...
Sylvia Davis
Ron Foster ...
Officer 1410
Vance Skarstedt ...
Officer Larrabee (as Van Skarstedt)
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)


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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Action | Crime | Drama




Release Date:

1959 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


$10,000 in 1959 had the same purchasing power as $73,600 in 2009. See more »


The tires on Matthews' police car when he talked to unit 1410 were very dusty, yet he had not been driving on the dusty dirt road at that point. In the subsequent scene where he is responding to Loring Road they were clean. The scene was filmed out of order. See more »

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