Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
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Charles Harding , late of London, Labourer , was Indicted for picking the Pocket of Richard Panker on the 19th. of March of one Linen Bag value 6 d. and 15 Shillings in Money's Numbred . The Evidence depos'd that they saw the Prisoner very busy about the Prosecutor's Pocket at Guild-hall , and enquired of him if his Pocket was not pickt, who upon search miss'd his Bag and Money; and pursuing the Prisoner, seized him, upon which he dropt the Bag and Money, and afterwards offered 12 Guineas to Stifle the Evidence. He had little to say in his defence, the Jury brought him in Guilty .