22nd May 1822
Reference Numbert18220522-97
VerdictNot Guilty

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861. THOMAS SAYER was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May one gold pin, value 3 s. the goods of Lewis Rushton , from his person .

LEWIS RUSHTON . I am a tailor , and live in the City-road. On the 6th of May, at a quarter past one o'clock in the morning, I was in Brick-lane asking the watchman the way home. the prisoner came up and said he was going that way, and would show me. We had not gone many paces before he took me by the arm with one hand, and with the other snatched my pin from my handkerchief. I laid hold of him and gave him in charge. He offered me a common pin to pin my handkerchief; and said at the watch-house that if I would say no more about it, he would pay me. He had a woman with him, and so had I. I was sober.

MARGARET JONES . I was with Mr. Rushton. The prisoner said he would show him home, he had a young woman on his arm. The watchman crossed over, and as we went into Chick-street he drew the pin from his cravat; Mr. Rushton said,

"If you have robbed me of my pin, do not steal my handkerchief;" he said,

"Here is your pin;" he said it was not his, and the woman said,

"If that won't do, I will give you another." I called the watchman, who took him. I had been with Rushton from two o'clock, he was not out of the way tipsy.


First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

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