Samuel Armstrong, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 28th August 1730.

Reference Number: t17300828-11
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Samuel Armstrong , of Alhallows Barkin , was indicted for assaulting John Lithon on the Highway, and taking from him a Hat, value 7 s. and a Brass Tobacco-Box, value 6 d. the 15th of August last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being to go to Stocks-Market about Two o'Clock in the Morning, his Garter being loose, he sat down on a Bench in Thomas-Street , and having been fatigued by not having been in Bed for three Nights, fell asleep, and when he was awake had lost his Hat and Box.

Richard Goodwin depos'd, That he passing by, saw the Prosecutor asleep, and the Prisoner and another passing by, he suspecting them, they turning back, he look'd back, and perceiving them about the Prosecutor, went back, and saw the Prisoner have the Prosecutor's Hat under his Arm, and his own on his Head, they ran both away, and he pursued them; the Prisoner dropp'd the Tobacco Box, and threw away the Hat, but he catching

him, he carried him, and shew'd him where he had thrown the Hat under a Cart: The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty of the Felony.

[Death. See summary.]


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