Offence: Theft > burglary
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Thomas Kelsey of St. Paul's Covent Garden , was Tried for breaking open the House of one Samuel West , with an intention to steal his Goods, on the 20th of September last, in Charles-street . The Prosecutor swore, that coming home about Nine a Clock at Night, he found the Sash-window open, and the Prisoner came to open the Door to let in some others, and finding it not to be his Comrade, but himself, he threw a dark Lanthorn in his Face; but stopping him, he got the dark Lanthorn away and an old Periwig, which was shewn to the Court, and worn by the Prisoner when taken. Being known in Court to be an old Offender, he was Found Guilty of Felony and Burglary.