Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Not Guilty; Guilty
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Brown, Tracey, and another Woman, were seen talking together, in Great St. Andrew's-Street. They parted; Tracey went into the Prosecutrix's Shop, and cheapen'd some Tea, Brown follow'd ask'd for a Quarter of an Ounce of Tea, and threw three half Pence on the Counter, and while the Prosecutrix turn'd about to take down her Scales, he snatch'd the Cup off the Chimney Piece, and run over the Way into Neal's Court. The Prosecutrix went to the Door after him, when Tracey took her by the Arm, and told her, he was run the contrary way. A Neighbour, who from an opposite Window saw what pass'd , call'd to the Prosecutrix to secure Tracey, which she did; Brown made his Escape, but being presently after taken up for Coining, and carry'd before the Justice and searched, the Cup was found upon him. Tracey being carry'd before the same Justice, and the Prosecutrix describing her Cup, the Justice produc'd that which was taken from Brown, which prov'd to be the same she had lost. Tracey was acquitted , and Brown found Guilty .