Detective Riddles

Detective riddles tell you a story and require you to figure out what is suspicious or wrong with what you’ve read. If you like doing detective work, you will love these riddles.

Delinquent Decision

Five children were playing kickball. One of the five broke a window. When questioned about the incident, each child made three statements of which two were true and one was false. The statements are given below.

Joe:
1. I didn’t do it.
2. Sally will tell who did it.
3. One of us is in big trouble.

Matt:
1. Joyce did it.
2. I didn’t do it.
3. I don’t even like to play kickball.

Vince:
1. I didn’t do it.
2. Joyce and I are good friends.
3. Sally doesn’t know who did it.

Joyce:
1. Matt lied when he said I broke the window.
2. I never saw Vince before today.
3. I never broke a window in my life.

Sally:
1. I saw Joyce break it.
2. I didn’t break the window.
3. I want to go home.

Who broke the window?

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Burglary Report

The Johnsons have just reported a robbery. “All the wife’s jewels are missing. You’ll want to check inside for fingerprints,” Mr. Johnson said to the policeman, pointing to the broken window glasses on the outside of the house. The burglar presumably entered the house by breaking through the window.

The policeman noticed that the inside of the house had a number of very tiny pieces of window glass particles scattered around near the broken window area and replied, “That won’t be necessary. There’s been no burglary.” What made the policeman so sure?

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