20th September 1847
Reference Numbert18470920-2067
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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2067. PHŒBE ANDREWS was indicted for stealing 1 watch, value 2l.; the goods of Joseph Couch, from his person.

JOSEPH COUCH. I am chief mate of the barque Priscilla. On the 19th of July I fell in with the prisoner near London-bridge, and went with her to the entrance of the London Docks—we went up Brown Bear-alley, and had some conversation—she then made a start from me—I did not miss anything—I saw two policemen, who asked me if anything was the matter—I said, "No"—I went round the corner, and found the two ends of my watch-guard hanging down, and my watch was gone—this is it.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not give me the watch in the place of a shilling? A. No, I did not—I gave five guineas and half for it thirty years ago.

JOSEPH LLOYD (City policeman, No. 62.) About four o'clock last Sunday morning I saw the prosecutor—he said he had been robbed of his watch—the prisoner came along—I went and stopped her—I found this watch and handkerchief in her right hand—the prosecutor said, "Give me my watch"—she said she knew nothing about it, and had not got it—I took it from it from her, and asked him if it was his—he said it was—she then said he had given it her.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not say, "Here is the watch, he gave it me for a shilling?" A. After I took it from you, you said he gave it you for a shilling.

Prisoner's Defence. He gave me the watch; I am quite innocent of stealing it.

GUILTY. Aged 26.— Confined Three Months.

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