Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
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Richard Whittingham , was indicted for assaulting William Garnet on the Highway, and taking from him a Watch, value 30 s. a Hat. 1 s. a Wig, 1 s . on the 26th of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that coming along Red Lion Square , about 12 at Night, pretty much in drink, three Men came up to him, clapt their Hands to his Eyes, put his Neckcloth in his Mouth, knock'd him down, pick'd his Pocket of his Watch, which had no Glass to it, and run away with his Hat and Wig. John James depos'd, that himself, the prisoner, Appleton, alias Appleby, and Roberts, alias Lee. (both hang'd since) committed the Robbery. Roberts stood to watch, Appleby knock'd him down, and the prisoner and himself pickt his Pocket, and took his Hat and Wig. - Partridge, a Cook, in Gray's Inn lane, depos'd, that the prisoner and Jones offer'd to sell her the Watch; but she told 'em she had done with that Trade, and would buy no more, and so turned them out of her House. She said the Watch had a Steel Chain, and no Glass. The Jury found him guilty .