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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17910608-9-off51 t17910608-9-cd52"/>, and putting him in fear and danger of his life, and feloniously taking from his person, and against his will, one metal watch, value 21 s. a metal watch-chain, value 6 d. a metal watch-key, value 2 d. his property </rs>.</p>
<p>(The witnesses examined separately at the request of the prisoner.)</p>
<persName id="t17910608-9-person120"> RICHARD LEVERMORE
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<p>I was robbed between ten and eleven on the 22d of May, near the upper end of
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17910608-9-off51 t17910608-9-crimeloc53"/>; the prisoner was the man that robbed me; I was returning from Chancery-lane, going home, and I met three men, and as I passed the end of Newtoner's-lane; two of them met me in front, and the prisoner behind me; the prisoner confined my arms, and the other persons, who was nearest to me, took a metal watch from my fob-pocket; they two then absconded down the lane; the prisoner staid behind, and leaned on a post a few paces off; I believe he was sober, I suppose he staid there in order to shew his innocence; I went to him, and told him I should know him when I saw him again; there was a lamp over his head, and a great light from a cook's shop opposite, and I believe the moon shone, I am not sure; I turned as quick as the prisoner, and another witness saw him also; I am sure the prisoner was one of the three; the watch I valued at one guinea, I never got my watch again, I never saw the other two persons; I found the prisoner the next morning at the Red Hart in Parker's-lane; I went to Bow-street and described the man, and brought the runners with me; I take upon myself now positively to swear to the man; he was searched, and there was three shillings and a knife found upon him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. What coat had I on? - It appeared to be a loose surtout coat, a round hat, and a red handkerchief, the same as those in which he was taken, as I think.</p>
<persName id="t17910608-9-person121"> ANN LEVERMORE
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<p>I was with the last witness when he was robbed; returning home, three men came up, one behind, and two in front; the one behind confined my brother's hands, while the two before robbed him; the prisoner was one of them, the two in front run away; he that was behind remained some time, and from the good light of an adjacent shop, we could know him again; I am sure the man that stood behind was the prisoner; he did not take him then, because I begged him not, for fear of ill-usage, I am perfectly sure the prisoner was one of the men; my brother never got any of his property again.</p>
<persName id="t17910608-9-person122"> MOSES MORANT
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<p>I have belonged to Bow-street sixteen or seventeen years. On Monday the 23d I received information from the prosecutor of his being robbed in Newtoner's-lane, I told him to come at eleven, and we went to the Red Hart, and the prosecutor picked out the prisoner, and said he was one that came behind him.</p>
<p>Court. Is that a house of rendezvous for these sort of men? - I cannot say, there are several such houses in that neighbourhood; the prosecutor said he had no doubt of the man, but he would fetch his sister, who had a better sight of him than he had; the sister came, and I took her in without speaking to her, and she picked the prisoner out again a second time. I found no property upon him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say, only please to call
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<interp inst="t17910608-9-person124" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> called, but did not answer.</p>
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<p>To prisoner. How old are you? - Between seventeen and sixteen.</p>
<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN.</p> </div1></div0>

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