Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
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TIMOTHY COLTMAN . I am a watchman at Mr. Watkins' premises, Henry-street, Lambeth . On the 8th of December, at six o'clock in the evening, I was alarmed by one of the workmen; we got on the top of the house with a ladder, and found the prisoner there, with this roll of lead by his side; it appeared fresh cut; he had two knives; I did not know him before; it is an unfinished house.
GEORGE WATKINS. I belong to this house - this lead was on the roof - the prisoner is a stranger.
THOMAS WOOD . I am headborough. I received the prisoner in charge with the lead; I found two knives and two keys on him; the lead fits, what is left on the house, exactly.(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner's Defence. I heard an alarm, and got into the house with others.
TIMOTHY COLTMAN. There was nobody but him there; he was laying in the gutter.
GUILTY . Aged 19.
Transported for Seven Years .