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<p>227.
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<p>I was in the parlour behind the prosecutor's shop, I heard the cry of stop thief, I ran out, and about twenty yards from the shop door, there were several people round the prisoner, and I picked up three handkerchiefs at his feet; he was taken into custody directly.</p>
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<p>I was in the shop at the time, the prisoner and another came in to ask for some handkerchiefs, we had not the handkerchiefs he wanted; he then opened the door, and called a person; I said I would call any body; the prisoner got between me and the door, and he snatched off the handkerchiefs, and took them away, I saw him do it, and we picked up the handkerchiefs, and took the prisoner before a Justice of Peace.</p>
<p>Another WITNESS sworn.</p>
<p>I was in the shop, the prisoner asked for some handkerchiefs, we had none he wanted, he opened the door and came in again, and snatched the handkerchiefs and carried them off; this young man followed him, and I followed him and caught hold of his coat; I picked up six of the handkerchiefs at his feet.</p>
<p>(The handkerchiefs produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I was standing at the door, and this gentleman came and hauled me into the shop; I know nothing of them.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1></div0>
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