Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
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John Dickenson , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for assaulting and robbing Isabel Wilson on the Highway, and taking from her a Gown and Petticoat, val.20 s. the 21st of August last. The Prosecutor depos'd the Prisoner came to her as she was going along the Street, and pulled the Goods away by force and run away, but being pursued dropped them and was taken. The Prisoner pretended he hearing an Outcry of Stop Thief, ran in pursuit and was taken for the Thief; but this story being grown too common to be believed, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.