A thief named Wally steals expensive automobiles, then has one of his two female accomplices (Ann and Norma) forge registration certificates and sell the cars upstate in well-to-do suburbs before their status as stolen cars is widely known. Dan Mathews finds out about the scheme when Officer Dorsey brings in a car theft suspect named Joe Ramo. When Ramo actually turns out to be a victim, Dan and Officer Dorsey check out "cars for sale" ads in higher-income areas upstate areas. Posing as "Mr. Daniels", Dan answers an ad placed by Ann and is offered a near-new luxury sedan for $3,900. When her background story proves false, Dan and Officer Dorsey enlist the aid of the Lakewood National Bank to set a trap for the three thieves. Written by
$3,900 in 1956 had the same purchasing power as $30,800 in 2009. See more »
Matthews and Dorsey travel "upstate" approximately 90 minutes to investigate the car thefts, yet they call in to the same headquarters. They would have traveled beyond the radio range of their station and would have to call another station. See more »
The protection of the public in its ownership of automobiles and the apprehension of the car thief are two of the chief duties of the Highway Patrol. At 8:45 on the morning of June 22nd, a luxury red convertible was speeding along State Highway 7. At the same moment, Officer Dorsey, patrolling his beat on regular detail, was approaching the same intersection. The red convertible was exceeding the legal speed limit. Officer Dorsey gave chase. Patrolman Dorsey automatically noted the...
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