3rd April 1811
Reference Numbert18110403-72
VerdictNot Guilty

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357. JOSHUA KING and JOZA MITONIO were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the on the 28th of February , a watch, value 5 l. the property of Joseph Wheeler and Daniel Desboys , privately in their shop .

JOSEPH WHEELER . I am a watchmaker in Gray's-inn-passage . On the 28th of February, about one o'clock, the two prisoners came into the shop under pretence of purchasing a watch; I shewed them several; they kept me constantly employed a considerable time, and at last declined purchasing. While they were going out of the shop I missed a watch, which one of the prisoners had just before in his hand; I did not suspect their honesty, kept looking about, and found it was gone. I then supposed the men were gone too far, that it was impossible for me to overtake them.

JOHN MATTHEWS . I am an officer. On the 2d of March I apprehended the prisoners, I found a phosphorus bottle on the tall one, and Cook found some rings and duplicates upon the other. The watch has never been found.


First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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