Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
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John Jones of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for Assaulting Mary Ferguson on the High way putting her in fear, and taking from her a Pocket, value 2d a prayer Book, value 6 d. and other things , the Goods of the said Mary Ferguson, on the 10th of November last. Mary Ferguson deposed, that on the 10th of November, about 6 at Night as she was going along King-street , the Prisoner and another came up to her, and jostled her against the Wall, one of them snatched her Pocket from her side and ran away, that keeping her Eye upon the Prisoner, she ran after him and crv'd stop Thief, upon which the Prisoner that he might not be suspected walk'd slowly, and at last stood still; that she then came up to him and saw the Pocket which he dropt, lying by him on the Ground, and a Gentleman coming to her Assistance they secured him. Several other Evidences were positive both in the Fact, and the Prisoner. Guilty . Death .