JOHN RUGLASS, Theft > grand larceny, 25th April 1781.

Reference Number: t17810425-49
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Corporal > whipping

244. JOHN RUGLASS was indicted for stealing a cotton handkerchief, value 12 d. the property of James Dixon , February 28 .

JAMES DIXON sworn.

Passing through John-street , in the Minories , on the 28th of February, about four in the afternoon, a gentleman stopped me, and told me my pocket had been picked. I had used my handkerchief not two minutes before; I found it missing. I pursued the prisoner; I was informed he had picked my pocket; I overtook him in the Minories; I stopped him, and took my handkerchief out of his pocket.

- WARREN sworn.

I am a constable; I saw the handkerchief taken out of his pocket.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I did not steal the handkerchief; I picked it up in the street, and put it into my pocket.

GUILTY .

[Whipping. See summary.]


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