Offence: Theft > shoplifting
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John Hope , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 8 Dozen of Candles, Value 48 s. 1 Box, 1 s. 6 d. out of the Shop of Adam Hunter , on the 27th of December last. It was fully prov'd, that the Prisoner unbolted the Hatch, came into the Shop, and took away the Goods; upon which he was pursued and taken. The Prisoner denied the Fact, but made no reasonable Defence. The Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.