EDWARD ATKINSON, Theft > simple larceny, 19th February 1829.

Reference Number: t18290219-156
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

682. EDWARD ATKINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of February , I bag, value 1d, and 19s. 6d. , the property of William Goodrich .

WILLIAM GOODRICH . I am a baker , and live in Great Ormond-street ; I had had my till attempted on Monday night, and last night I saw the prisoner go out of my shop- I ran after him, and took him with this 19s. 6d. - I had seen my till all right a few minutes before; no one else could have taken it - he must have crawled into the shop on his hands and knees.

AARON ORME . I am a watchman. I was going by, and saw the prisoner behind the counter with his hand in the till - I did not know he was doing wrong till I heard the prosecutor call Stop thief! he ran out, jumped over the prisoner, and I took him - I found the greater part of the silver in this bag.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .


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