Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
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Thomas Smith , of St. Martin Ludgate , was indicted for assaulting John Prat on the Highway, and taking from him a Hat, value 5 s. and a Peruque, 20 s. on the 16th of April last. John Prat depos'd, that coming under Ludgate his Hat and Wig was snatched off; he cry'd stop Thief, and pursued the prisoner, who was stopt by John Lander . John Lander depos'd he stopt the prisoner at the corner of the Old Baily, and took a Wig out of his Bosom, which the Prosecutor swore to. The prisoner, in his Defence, said he found the Wig, and that Lander saw him take it up, and cry'd halves. Guilty of Felony.