Offence: Theft > burglary
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William Penner of the Parish of St. Olaves Jury , was indicted for Felony and Burglary in breaking the Warehouse of Susan Smith , Widow , on the 13th. day of July last, and taking thence 60 Yards of Serge value 12l. It appeared, by the Evidence, That he was seen to reach over the Spikes of the Hatch, and open it, and so went in, and took the said Goods. And Mrs Smith being asked whether she had sold any Goods; replied no, but I am afraid I am robbed. Then they pursued after him, and being likely to be taken he threw the Goods away from him. He denied that he knew any thing of the Goods, but said, as he was coming along, he heard them cry stop Thief, and wondered at the matter till they stop'd him. But it was thought a frivolous Excuse, and that he being no good liver, the Jury found him guilty .