19th September 1836
Reference Numbert18360919-2038
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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2038. RAPHAEL TOLANO was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of August, 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Edward Ings, from his person.

EDWARD INGS . I live in Warwick-court, Gray's-inn. At about 8 o'clock, on the 31st of August, I was in Newgate-street—I felt my coat move from my back—I turned round, and saw the prisoner with part of my handkerchief in his hand—he had not completed taking it—I am positive it was mine—it fell on the ground—he threw it down—I picked it up—this is in it—I gave it to the officer, and gave the prisoner in charge—he could not go away, as I instantly collared him.

Prisoner. The gentleman turned, and asked me if I had his handkerchief—he never saw me with it in my hand—I was three yards past him when he attempted to take me. Witness. He was not one foot from me—I swear I saw it in his hand—there was nobody between him and me.

JOSEPH BATES . I am an officer. I took the prisoner, and have the handkerchief.


(The indictment also stated that the prisoner had been before convicted of felony.)

JOSEPH HAWKRIGG . I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark's office—the prisoner is the man.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Transported for Fourteen Years.

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