Robert Monroe, Theft > shoplifting, 16th January 1751.

Reference Number: t17510116-8
Offence: Theft > shoplifting
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence
Punishment: Transportation
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103. Robert Monroe , was indicted for stealing 8 yards and a half of woollen cloth, val. 33 s. the property of Francis Hutchens , in the shop of the said Francis , Dec. 21 . +

Francis Hutchens . I know this piece of cloth to be my property, but I did not see the prisoner take it.

Ann Gunthorp . On Friday the 21st of Dec. about a quarter before 4 o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner stand some time looking to the prosecutor's window, and I suspected him; then I saw him take out that piece of woollen cloth and put it under his great coat, and ran away.

George Sparrow . I took him in Mincing-lane, about 5 minutes after he had took it, and took it from under his great coat.

Prisoner's Defence.

I don't know what to say. Guilty of stealing, but not out of the shop .

[Transportation. See summary.]


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