LEVY TOBIAS, Theft > receiving, 5th January 1852.

Reference Number: t18520105-195
Offence: Theft > receiving
Verdict: Not Guilty > unknown
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195. LEVY TOBIAS was again indicted for feloniously receiving 1 watch, Value 1l.; the goods of Henry George Gosnell, well knowing, &c.

MESSRS. RYLAND and LOCKE conducted the Prosecution.

HENRY GEORGE GOSNELL I am a clerk, and live at Helena-cottage, Kingsland-road. On 2nd Dec., in the evening, about half-past 8 o'clock, I was walking through Hoxton, and had a watch in my pocket—this (produced) is it—I met a female, spoke to her, and walked 500 or 600 yards with her—a man came up, she ran away, and I found my chain hanging down, and my watch gone—I am quite sure I bad it safe before I met her—his is the chain (produced)—the watch was in my waistcoat-pocket, and the key through a button-hole—the chain was attached to the watch by a swivel which is gone.

Cross-examined by MR. GIFFORD. Q. You were not quite sober? A. I had been drinking, but knew what I was about—the female was not dressed as a Bloomer—I only noticed her bonnet—I never thought I lost my watch while among Bloomers—I said so at home, but that was not true—we were talking and laughing together—she represented herself as a servant girl—we walked together from Whitmore-place to Bridport-place—Bridpoit-place is twilight place, and there are very few people passing there—we were not above five minutes together—we did stand still talking.

Q. Where you only talking to her? (The witness declined answering.)

MR. RYLAND. Q. Did you give her the watch as the price for any favours? A. No.

WILLIAM CHRISTIE . I am a watchmaker, of Cannon-street. This watch was brought to me in June last, by Mr. Gosnell, to repair, and was returned to him; it has my private mark—the outer case is gold—it is worth 4l. or 5l.

GEORGE TREW (City-policeman, 26). I found this watch at the prisoner's, up-stairs, in a drawer, with several others—the prisoner was not present; he was down-stairs—he was shown this and other watches afterwards, and said they were bought at sales, some at Debenham's, and some at other suction places.

COURT. Q. Was anything said to him about this being a stolen watch? A. Not at that time—the case was heard before the Lord Mayor—he did not give any account of it then.


Before Mr. Recorder.

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