27th February 1837
Reference Numbert18370227-879
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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879. HENRY HALL was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February 2 pairs of trowsers, value 8s., the goods of John Moore, and another.

JAMES MORRIS . I am fifteen years old, and live with my parents in Myrtle-place, Woolwich. On the 28th of February, about half-past eight o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner looking in at Mr. Anderson's window—and about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after, I saw him looking in at Mr. Moore's, the pawnbroker's, window—he had one pair of trowsers on his knees: and then he put his hand up and snatched at another pair which hung on a wire—he broke the wire, and got them down—he then came to the corner, put both pairs together, doubled them, up and put them into his coat pocket, and run away—I went and told my father. who is a watchman—he pursued him with me, but did not find him.

CHARLES DAWSON . I am a watchman of Woolwich. I received information, and went in pursuit of the prisoner—I found him going into the Three Daws public-house—he had two pairs of trowsers on, which I took to Mr. Moore.

JOHN MOORE . I am a pawnbroker, in Richard-street, Woolwich—I have one partner. These trowsers were missed from my shop on the 28th of February with another pair—I know these to be ours.

Prisoner. I bought them at Woolwich, for 2s.

GUILTY .— Confined Three Months.

Before Mr. Recorder.

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