Offence: Theft > burglary
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James Dickinson , of St. Mary White chappel , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling House of Thomas Bevis in the Night-time, the 31st of October last, and stealing Linnen to the Value of 30 s. The Prosecutor depos'd, That she went out about 7 a-Clock at Night, not staying above half a Quarter of an Hours but at her Return found her Window broken open, and the Goods gone. Another Evidence depos'd, That he being a Custom house Officer, met the Prisoner, and demanded to see if he had not gotten run Goods; and upon Examination the Prisoner flung them at him, and ran away, but was immediately peru 'd and taken; and not giving a satisfactory Account how he came by them, but saying sometimes one thing, and at other times another, he secur'd him, and cry'd the Goods, and the Prosecutor came and own'd them. The Prisoner had nothing to say upon his Trial, but that he was hir'd to carry them, but could not prove it; there upon the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.