Offence: Theft > housebreaking
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Joseph Stitch was indicted again, for that he did break the House of one Brooks of St. Giles's in the Fields the 16th of April last, no Person being therein, about Eight a Clock in the Morning . The Prisoner confest when he was taken at Wapping, that he did break the House, and took a Sattin Petticoat value 40s. a Beaver hat 40s. 36 Napkins 20s. and 5l. in Money and that he might have the better opportunity, the Prisoner took an empty House next Door to Mr. Brooks ; he said that a Man, one Peter was with him, but he did not know his Surname, and one Benn and his Wife were assistant to him in the Robbery who are fled; he said at the Trial that he did take the next House, but he did not break the House, neither did he know how it came to be broke, nor did he confess it when taken, but the King's Witness added, that he did not only confess it, but said he was a dead man; he was found guilty of the Indictment.