Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
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John Quin , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting Rebecca Cater on the Highway, and taking from her a Pocket, value 6d. and 3 s. in Money , on the 4th of October last. Rebecca Cater depos'd, That in Oxendon-Street about 7 at Night (having a Lanthorn in her hand) the Prisoner knock'd her down, snatch'd her Pocket, and run away. Nathaniel Wilson depos'd, that hearing a noise he run out, the Prosecutor said she was rob'd and ruin'd; that he took the Prisoner, who seem'd surpriz'd and could not answer; that as soon as the Prisoner was brought to the Prosecutor, she cry'd, Ay, this is the Rogue that rob'd me. The Prisoner in his Defence insisted on his Innocence, but brought no Body to discredit the Evidence against him. Guilty .