The criminal known as "Strip" Gear (real name unrevealed) was a former burlesque dancer who turned to a life of crime. She was an attractive woman with shoulder-length light-colored hair and a curvaceous figure.
Gear and her accomplice hijacked an armored car and hid it in a trailer. They then attempted to escape disguised as a newlywed couple.
The added weight of the trailer and the stolen car/material inside proved to be too taxing for Gear's poorly-maintained vehicle, and she lost speed while attempting to drive up a steep grade. This enabled Dick Tracy and Sam Catchem to apprehend her and her accomplice.