John Cade, Theft > pocketpicking, 14th September 1763.

Reference Number: t17630914-78
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Not Guilty
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450. (M.) John Cade was indicted for stealing a silver watch, val. 40 s. the property of William Bowyer , privately from his person , Aug. 18 . +

The prosecutor deposed, that he was a printer , and lives in White Friars, that on the 16th of Aug. he was coming along the Strand , for home, when my Lord Mayor was going to address his Majesty on the birth of the young Prince, that near the window of the Union coffee-house the prisoner came close up to him, and obstructed his going forward, and stared him in the face, and at the very instant he felt his watch jerk'd out of his pocket; that he clapt his hand on the prisoner's shoulder, and said, this fellow has robbed me of my watch; that he got him into a shop, he was searched, but no watch found upon him. The prisoner said he was a carver by trade, and his father lived in Old-street.

Richard Fuller deposed, that he was by the prosecutor at the time, and assisted in securing him, and nothing was found upon him.

Acquitted .

See him tried before, No. 222 in Sir Matthew mayoralty, and also by the name of Bennet, No. 132 in Sir Richard Glyn 's mayoralty.


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