Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
John Mash , of St. Brides , was indicted for Assaulting William Baker on the High Way, and Robbing him of a Silver Watch value 4 l. and a Hat value 8 s. on the 16th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as he was going along Fleet street about 11 a Clock at Night, the Prisoner following him came up to him, and putting his Foot before him, gave him a Blow on the Back and threw him down, and at the same time he felt his Watch to the pulled from him, and that another snatch'd off his Hat, clapping an old one upon his Head, that he got up immediately, and saw his Watch hanging from him, he pursued him crying out, and never lost sight of him till he was apprehended by another. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, but the Jury nevertheless found him guilty of the Indictment.