Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
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John Shorter , James Freemly and Thomas Doddy of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were Indicted for Robbing Clench , Wife of William Clench , on the first of December , on the High-way, of a pair of Sheets, Value 10 shillings . The Evidence deposed that they, together with the Prisoners, went out with a design to rob; and that Doddy swore he would seize the first Booty he should come at, and that the first person they met was the Prosecutor from whom they took the Sheet; and having sold it, spent the Money altogether at an Ale-house. The Prisoners had little to say in their defence, only seemed to inform the Court of Crimes committed by the Evidence jointly with themselves, the Jury brought them in Guilty .