24th November 1856
Reference Numbert18561124-46
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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46. ALBERT BEZEZINSKI , burglariously breaking out of the dwelling house of Francisco Bernardo Sanguinetti, having stolen therein 52 yards of cloth, value 25l.; his property.

(The prisoner, being a foreigner, had the evidence interpreted to him.)

JOHN BROOKS (policeman, C 155). On 19th Nov, about half past

1 o'clock in the morning, I was on duty in Dean-street, Soho, and saw the prisoner walking towards me; he had a parcel—I asked him what he had got; he said a parcel which a man gave him to take to the Hamp-stead-road—he spoke good English—I took him to the station, and found on him four other pieces of cloth; two at the back of his coat, one in his coat, and one in his trowsers—I found the key of his room, and three other keys—one of the keys opens the prosecutor's iron box.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not tell you Tottenham-court-road? A. No; you said Hampstead-road.

FRANCISCO BERNARDO SANGUINETTI . I am a tailor, and live at No. 52, Regent-street. The prisoner called on me, and asked for a job, and I gave him one—he worked on my premises, and continued to work for me, till the Saturday before he was taken—a policeman came to me on the morning of 19th Nov., about half past 7 o'clock—I found some property was missing—this is part of what I missed—the other pieces were given me back—the property was worth about 25l.—it had been safe the evening before.

ANGELINE SANGUINETTI . I am the niece of the last witness, and live with him. On the night of 18th Nov., I fastened the bolts of the kitchen door between 7 and 8 o'clock—I went to bed about half past 11 o'clock—I did not go to look at the door again, but it had not been opened from between 7 and 8 o'clock—I came down next morning at nearly 7 o'clock; a policeman had come to the house, and the kitchen door was open.

HENRY REED (police sergeant, C 50). I was on duty in the neighbour-hood of Regent-street, on the morning of 19th Nov.; my attention was drawn to the door of the prosecutor's house—I found the area gate open, and on going down I found the door of the kitchen open—I aroused the inmates—I found no marks of breaking into the house—my belief is that some one had been concealed inside, and had opened the door, and come out.

Prisoners Defence. I do beg you to pay the utmost attention to my case, as I am innocent of it; when I was working at the prosecutor's, I made the acquaintance of a German, who was working there, and he gave me this cloth on that day, at half past 12 o'clock at night, which I hear now is stolen—he said, "Take this, give me your address, and I will come for it to-morrow morning;" I gave him my address, written down, "Tottenham-street, Tottenham-court-road;" when I came to Dean-street, the policeman stopped me; when the man gave me the cloth, I asked him where he got it; he said his master gave it him to cut it out to make some coats; it was on that ground I took these goods; I took the smaller parcels under my arm, not to lose them, while I had the larger parcel in my coat—the prose-cutor can say, if I have not been working with him in a right honest way.

FRANCISCO BERNARDO SANGUINETTI re-examined. I never knew anything against him.

GUILTY. Aged 64.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury.Confined

Three Months.

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