Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Punishment: Imprisonment; Corporal > whipping
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ROBERT ROBERTSON. I am a woollen-draper . On the 1st of May, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was at the corner of Great James-street, Bedford-row - I had a handkerchief in my pocket. I felt some person pull at my pocket, and saw the prisoner cross the way, putting my handkerchief into his trowsers; I pursued, and took him before he got out of sight. I searched him, and found it in his trowsers.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
GUILTY . Aged 16.
Confined Two Months and Whipped .