The answer to question #1 is because Lal didn't say WHERE to go.
had the first correct answer, so team moriarty has 10 points!
#2 (worth 15 pts)
'Thank heavens you’re here!” exclaimed 17 year old Rob, the clerk at the little corner convenience store. Detective Brown had come in to avoid the rain and get a coffee.
The little store was warm and cozy despite the driving rain outside, and I was pleased to note that Robbie was obviously doing a good job of keeping the place neat and tidy. The floor was spotless, and all the shelves were neatly arranged.
“What’s wrong, Rob?” Brown asked.
“You just missed them!” the young boy told him. “Two men just burst into here, held a gun on me and demanded all the money in the register. Mr. Loan says if that happens, we should just give it over, so I did, but as soon as they were gone, I ran outside to see if I could get their license number, or at least see the car they were driving.”
“What did you see?” Brown asked him, frowning at the thought of the boy in such a dangerous situation.
“Well, I had to run halfway out into the parking lot, but as they passed under the light at the end of the road, I realized that it was Bart Petersen’s car! I can’t believe that Bart Petersen just robbed the store!”
“I don’t believe it either, Rob. You’d better put the money back because if you tell the police that story, you’re going to be arrested.”
How did Detective Brown know that Rob was lying?
First one to the answer gets the points. Remember: Sherlock, John, Moriarty, or Lestrade.