William Hawley is a trained locksmith and an expert con artist addicted to cocaine. After a botched robbery, he leaves NYC for Florida. Pairing his skills of impersonation and lock picking, he turns to house invasions, picking safes and stealing valuables. Everything is great until he robs a cop, which draws media attention, so Hawley leaves town. He heads to Las Vegas, where he deals drugs. After an undercover sting, Hawley spends time in prison. Once out he returns to robbing jewelry stores in Florida. By now, the police have caught up with him and he must decide whether to keep running or turn himself in.