Help on solving a riddle! alright well, i found this riddle in my friend's profile and after hours of thinking and examing, i can't really get it and was wondering anyone here can help me solve it. so here it is: RIDDLE: read the whole thing first, there are no errors A detective chases two guys down after a reported robbery at a nearby jewelry store Detective: ur both under arrest The guy on the left: Now hold on officer, we didn't both commit the crime. One of us chickened out. Other guy: but one of us robbed the store Left: One of us tells the truth Other: and one of us lies Left: I didn't rob the bank Other: I didn't take the jewels Left: You missed our other accomplices, they left with the loot before you got here Other: I don't know what he's talking about, I was never involved in this crime Left: He's right, neither of us robbed the store Other: that's a lie. But sometimes, we switch roles and the truth teller tells lies while the liar tells the truth The detective immediately knew the guy on the left was involved with the crime. How did he know? It seems pretty tough, but i'm sure the answer is right there like almost all other riddles. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Bring in the Swedish piket police. They can beat them til they confess to every insolved case in the country.

If you look carefully you'll notice that the "left" one never mentions "jewlery store" he mentions not robbing a Bank and also not robbing a store (not jewlery store but a store). Also there's the "one of us tells the truth" line.

ok i get what you guys are saying but one of the guys is telling is telling to truth and one of them is lying. But whats really confusing is that sometimes they switch.. the other tells the truth while the other lies. Is the left guy telling the truth NOT counting that they switch?

but maybe he's lying that they sometimes switch. maybe he's lying that one of them lies. or that one of them tells the truth. it's so confusing, im just terrible at these things.

Ask what the other guy would say if you asked who robbed the store. The man who tells the truth will point out the guy who the liar would say did it, the wrong guy. The liar would answer the opposite of the truth and and again point out the wrong guy. There you go.

Situation 1: Left truth, right lies Left: Now hold on officer, we didn't both commit the crime. One of us chickened out. True Other guy: but one of us robbed the store Lie, "the store" was not robbed, the jewlry store was. Left: One of us tells the truth True Other: and one of us lies If lie then this method breaks down Situation 2: Left lies, Right tells the truth The guy on the left: Now hold on officer, we didn't both commit the crime. One of us chickened out. False, they both committed the crime Other guy: but one of us robbed the store true, store was robbed Left: One of us tells the truth False, logic breaks down Situation 3: Both lie The guy on the left: Now hold on officer, we didn't both commit the crime. One of us chickened out. False, they both committed the crime Other guy: but one of us robbed the store False, jewlry store was robbed, not "store" Left: One of us tells the truth False, neither tells truth Other: and one of us lies False, both lie Left: I didn't rob the bank False, Bank was also robbed Other: I didn't take the jewels False, jewels were also taken Left: You missed our other accomplices, they left with the loot before you got here False, No other accomplices, loot still there Other: I don't know what he's talking about, I was never involved in this crime False, was involved in crime Left: He's right, neither of us robbed the store False, both, or one robbed the store Other: that's a lie. But sometimes, we switch roles and the truth teller tells lies while the liar tells the truth If false, this chain of logic breaks down Situation 4 Variable but one always lies: The guy on the left: Now hold on officer, we didn't both commit the crime. One of us chickened out. False, they both committed the crime Other guy: but one of us robbed the store True, jewlry store was robbed, not "store" Left: One of us tells the truth This set of questions cannot follow the pattern. Other: and one of us lies This set of questions cannot follow the pattern I see no correct answer here.

If you ask what the other guy would say if he was asked who committed the crime you will always get the wrong man.

RIDDLE: read the whole thing first, A detective chases two guys down after a reported robbery at a nearby jewelry store Detective: ur both under arrest The guy on the left: Now hold on officer, we didn't both commit the crime. One of us chickened out. Other guy: but one of us robbed the store Left: One of us tells the truth If he's tells truth, the other is a liar. If he's lying, then they are both liars aka, the right one always lies Other: and one of us lies This is a lie. Hence they both are liars. Left: I didn't rob the bank This is a lie hence he robbed the bank Other: I didn't take the jewels He took the Jewels Left: You missed our other accomplices, they left with the loot before you got here There are no acomplices Other: I don't know what he's talking about, I was never involved in this crime He helped Left: He's right, neither of us robbed the store At least one of them robbed Other: that's a lie. But sometimes, we switch roles and the truth teller tells lies while the liar tells the truth Just a lie The detective immediately knew the guy on the left was involved with the crime. How did he know?