Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Henry Chickley , was indicted for assaulting Charles Brown , on the King's High-way, and taking from him a Silver Watch value 8 l. a Pocket Book value 1 s. a Bank Note of 25 l. the 16th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed, That as he was going into the Thatcht-House in Ave Mary Lane ,4 Persons met him in the Alley, one of which run with such a force against him, that flung him against the Wall, and then his Watch was taken away. Obadiah Leman deposed, that himself, the Prisoner, Richard Berry and Joseph Johnson , met with the Prosecutor near the Poultry Compter, and there pick'd his Pocket of his Pocket Book and Note of 25 l. That Chickley said, the Prosecutor had got a Scout (i.e. a Watch) whereupon they follow'd him to the Thatcht House, and Chickley ran against the Gentleman, as he had deposed, and took the Watch. That they afterwards sold the Note for 9 l. to one Platt, and the Watch for 3 l. to one Harding. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and inveighed against Obadiah Leman; but he reply'd, that he had charged him with several more Robberies , and particularly said, that himself and the Prisoner had cut a Coach near Aldgate, and robbed Mr. Daniel Butler of his Wigg; the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.