Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
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John Carter of the Parish of St. Olaves the Bridge , London, was indicted for picking the Pocket of Catherine Karrsone on the 15th. day of June last, of a Silver Box and 15s. in Money . Mrs. Karrsone buying some Oranges on London-Bridge , the Prisoner saw her put her Box and Monies into her Pocket, and came up to her and pickt her Pocket; and a young man being by saw him do it, askt Mrs. Karrsone whether she had lost any thing she said she had lost her Box and Money. And he pursued after him and took him, and being searcht, the Box and Monies were found in the Knee of his Breeches. The Prisoner denied it; and being known to be an Old Offender, he was found guilty .