Offence: Theft > shoplifting
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Richard Scurrier , of Cripplegate , was indicted for privately stealing a Firkin of Butter, value 24 s. in the Shop of John Hamlet . October 29 . It appear'd that the Prisoner came into the Prosecutor's Shop, and took the Goods, but being pursu'd, threw the Firkin down, and cut the Evidence cross the Wrist with a Knife. He had escap'd from his Keepers, as he was going on Board for Transportation, and afterwards broke out of Newgate with several others. Guilty . Death .