Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
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Thomas Timms , Thomas Perry and Edward Brown , were indicted for assaulting Samuel Sells on the Highway, putting him in fear and taking from him a Penknife, value 4 d. and 20 l. in Money , on Tuesday the 4th of May last, at Five in the Morning, near Hounslow-Heath .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That coming for London in his Chaise at the Time aforesaid, the Prisoners came up to him. and Brown stopping his Horse, said he wanted Money, in the mean Time Timms fell to searching his Pockets, whilst Perry held a Truncheon over his Head till the others had robb'd him; after which they went away: and he going to the Turnpike got Assistance, pursued and took them in the Parish of Iver.
Thomas Hart , Constable, depos'd, That they were delivered to his Custody, with a Sword and Cane: which was produced in Court, and such undeniable Circumstances that proved them all guilty and accordingly the Jury found them each guilty of the Indictment. Death .