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Most of those who saw him probably took him for a bewildered provincial who suddenly found himself in the rush and bustle of the big city. 'Hi, mister," someone said in a hoarse whisper. He turned to look at the person who had accosted him. A girl in her early teens was standing beside him; she had lank fair hair and was wearing a short batik dress. She was barefoot and duty and looked the same age as his own daughter. In her cupped right hand she was holding a strip of four photographs, which she let him catch a glimpse of.
The mugger. He struck down an old woman. " 'She had just shut up her fruit and candy stand and was on her way home. " 'Every single cent of ft. People are crazy," Gunvald Larsson said. He paused again. " 'It had already started raining when we got here. And the civil patrol, ninth district, had been here three quarters of an hour before the robbery. They didn't see anything either. " 'They were looking for the mugger," Kollberg said. 'Yes. And when he got here they were in Lill-Jans Wood. " 'Ambulance case.
Martin Beck hung up and the man standing behind him elbowed his way roughly past him. Beck shrugged and went out into the main hall of the station. Kollberg was right up to a point. This in itself didn't matter in the least, but it was vexing all the same to be seen through so easily. Both he and Kollberg had met Ahlberg in connection with a murder case three summers earlier. The investigation had been long and difficult and in the course of it they had become good friends. Otherwise Ahlberg would hardly have asked the national police board for help and he himself would not have wasted half a day's work on the case.