Two supermarket robbers (Oley and Rucker) ensure success by taking the market managers' wives as hostages. After Mrs. Lewis identifies Rucker from a mug shot, Dan Mathews and his officers learn the two men's method of operation and can better predict where they might strike next. When Officer Dennis spots the two men's stolen car near the Hughes Supermarket, Dan knows that Oley is robbing the market while Rucker holds Ruth Austin (the manager's wife) as a hostage. Officer Dennis follows Oley at a distance while Dan and Sergeant Williams position themselves at the Austins' home. They intercept Oley and refuse his offer of a "deal", but they are well aware that split-second timing will be necessary to capture Rucker and prevent him from killing Mrs. Austin. Written by
Unlike the other bit-part players, Joel Riordan, who played Oley, also wrote several episodes of the series. See more »
As Oley is beginning to talk to Mr. Austin in his office, the shadow of the boom mic is visible in the upper left corner of the screen. See more »
Knowledge of a criminal's modus operandi, M.O., is a major element in law enforcement. The rapid analysis and distribution to all police agencies of any newly-discovered M.O. is of the utmost importance. Through the last few months, two men specializing in market robberies used an M.O. with a new and vicious angle: To ensure co-operation of the store manager, a member of his family was held at gunpoint by one of the men, while the other committed the robbery. The robbery completed,...
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