The Big Shoplift (S3:E28)
There seems to be a lot of recent theft at retail stores in the city, and Friday and his partner are on the case. The detectives question a salesperson from a big department store downtown, and she denies any involvement. They talk to a woman who was at the bus station, who saw another woman leave a parcel which contained a fur coat. Eventually Friday talks to a teenage girl, who saw a woman discard boxes of new items in a vacant lot. The girl knows the woman’s identity, and soon the officers are interrogating the shoplifter, a doctor’s wife with a lot of time on her hands. Directed by: Jack Webb. Written by: James E. Moser. Original air date: March 12, 1954.