Offence: Theft > housebreaking
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William Rose , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for breaking the House of William Towers , and stealing 4 dozen pair of Stockings value 6 l , the 27th of January in the first Year of his Majesty's Reign . The Prosecutor deposed that his Door was opened about 10 of the Clock at Night, and the Goods stollen. James Evans deposed that the Prisoner with a Knife put back the Lock, and stole the Stockings, while he stood to look out, and that a Boy in the interim coming out of a Cellar underneath the Shop, he threw his great Coat over him and hugg'd him, that he might not see the Prisoner go off with the Stockings. This Circumstance was confirm'd by the boy, he adding that he called him his dear Jemmy, kissing and hugging him, and when he got from him he found the Shop-door open and the Prosecutor robbed. The Jury thereupon found him guilty of the Indictment.