A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie goes badly awry and his friends contact street-wise thief and sometime drug user Mel to patch him up. Recognizing a kindred spirit Mel befriends Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie and invites them to join him and his long-suffering girlfriend Sid on a drugs robbery which should set them up for life. The seemingly simple robbery is a great success but the sale of the drugs afterwords fails badly and Mel and Bobbie are shot. The four take refuge with the Reverend who charges them half of their haul from the drugs robbery to care for them. In a desperate attempt to recover their losses Mel involves the crew in an ill-advised jewelry robbery with Jewels which goes disastrously wrong and the crew become caught up in web of violence that rapidly spirals out of control.