14th May 1838
Reference Numbert18380514-1244
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1244. CHARLES ARNOLD was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of April, 1 rule, value 2s., the goods of Thomas Wadmore.

GEORGE ANTHONY . On the night of the 23rd of April, about eight o'clock, I was in Tottenham Court-road—I saw the prisoner and another person outside the shop of Mr. Wadmore, the pawnbroker's—they were walking to and fro—I saw them look at the window—I then saw the prisoner walk up to the window and take away a rule—I heard the word "Bill" made use of when he got to the middle of the road, two or three times, and the prisoner then took the rule from some where in front of his person, and put it into his pocket—I then gave him in charge.

WILLIAM LANE (police-constable E 83.) I took the prisoner in charge—I took him to the station—he took this rule from his coat pocket, and said he took it from distress—I found 9 1/2 d. on him—he said he had had no victuals for two days.

THOMAS PETO . I am in the employ of Mr. Thomas Wadmore, a pawnbroker, in Tottenham Court-road—he had such a rule as this, and lost it.

Prisoner's Defence. I was intoxicated at the time.

GUILTY .* Aged 41.— Confined Six Months.

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