14th January 1830
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423. CHARLES KIMBER was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of December , 1 sovereign, 3 half-crowns, 14 shillings, and 7 sixpences, the monies of Thomas Powell , from his person .

THOMAS POWELL . I am a shop-keeper . I had this money loose in my pocket on the 26th of December, and was going with a truck for something; I met the prisoner in Church-street, Spitalfields, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, and he pretended to lend me a hand - I did not want his assistance, but he proffered it; when we got to Booth-street , he stooped down, lifted up my hand, turned my pocket inside out, and took the money - I left the truck, and followed him; he was stopped immediately with my money.

Prisoner. He first accused me of stealing 20s. in silver; the officer sent for his wife, and she said he had two sovereigns; he was quite tipsy - I saved the money to buy a donkey-cart. Witness. When he was taken, they asked how much I had - I said I could not say exactly, but I know I had changed a sovereign about an hour previous; the Magistrate sent for my wife, who said I had had two sovereigns - I was not tipsy.

JOSEPH MALIN . I am a whip-thong maker. I saw the prisoner running very fast up the street; a man stopped him - we took him towards a public-house, and met the prosecutor: I took from the prisoner's pockets, a sovereign and 1l. 4s. 6d. - he said he had 22s. or 23s. in his pocket.

JOHN HOLSWORTH . I was at the Rose and Crown

when the prisoner was brought in; they had taken the money from him - he said he had 24s. of his own, but no sovereigns; he would not be taken without an officer - I had been appointed to the new Police, and I took him.

ZACHARIAH LONG . I received the prisoner in charge; I asked what he had in his pocket - he said 22s. or 23s.

JANE POWELL . I am the prosecutor's wife. He went out about half-past four o'clock, quite sober; he had two sovereigns from me, and had some silver in his pockets - he changed one sovereign, and had the other with him.

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Seven Years .

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