13th January 1873
Reference Numbert18730113-130
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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130. JOHN FOY (16) , Unlawfully attempting to steal a watch and chain from the person of William Leopold Zoers.

MR. HUMPHREYS conducted the Prosecution.

WILLIAM LEOPOLD ZOORS . I am a walking-stick manufacturer, of 10, Park Terrace, Victoria Park—on 20th December, about 4. 15, I was in the Minories—my coat was unbuttoned, and the prisoner snatched at my chain—the ring broke, and part of the chain, but the watch remained—he ran away and I ran after him, calling "Stop thief!"—I caught him, but he got away again, but the door-keeper of a warehouse stopped him, and I gave him in custody—I never lost sight of him.

Prisoner. It was not me, it was a boy with a black coat on. Witness. I saw you fall, and can identify you.

CECIL ANDREWS (Policeman H 252). I was on duty at Sparrow Corner, and took the prisoner—I charged him at the station—he said he knew nothing about it—he gave me a correct address.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

GUILTY .**— Twelve Months' Imprisonment.

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