14th January 1830
Reference Numbert18300114-131

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364. THOMAS BELL was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of December , 23 yards of carpeting, value 3l. 9s. , the goods of William Rumney .

THOMAS ROGERS. I am warehouseman to Mr. William Rumney , of Long-acre . On the 24th of December I saw a man take part of a Brussels carpet from the lobby of the warehouse; I went out, but could not see him - I found this carpeting in a court about fifty yards from the house; the prisoner was brought in in about seven minutes.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. How far within the premises was it? A. About five feet six inches.

THOMAS HATHAWAY . I keep a shop in the chandlery line. I saw the prisoner with this carpet on his shoulder on the 24th of December, at half-past seven o'clock in the evening - he threw it down; I showed the same carpet to Rogers, who took it up - I am certain the prisoner is the man; I followed him till the officer took him - I never lost sight of him.

Cross-examined. Q. Where is your shop? A. No. 3, Conduit-court, Long-acre. I was at my door, and called Stop thief!

JOHN RAWLEY . I heard Stop thief! called, saw the prisoner and the witness running after him - I took him back to the shop immediately.

GUILTY . Aged 26. - Transported for Seven Years .

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