Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
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William Brabent and James Hall , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for assaulting Richard Taylor on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Hat, value 5 s. and 15 s. 6 d. in Money , the 29th of October last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going along the Street , near the Turn-stile in Holbourn, the two Prisoners pass'd by him two or three times, and Brabent stood still and stared him full in the Face; that when he came to the Coal-Yard, near Drury-Lane , Brabent came up to him and knock'd him down, struck him first on the right side of
John Debel depos'd, That he having a Warrant against James Hall for another Robbery, when he had taken him, he own'd that Brabent did this Robbery, and that himself ran away with the Hat; but that Brabent had sunk the Money upon him, and that Hall wanted to be made an Evidence.