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<persName id="t18200217-19-person303"> MARTHA BLAKEMAN
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18200217-19-off100 t18200217-19-crimeloc104"/>, in the parish of St. Marylebone. On the 8th of February, about eleven o'clock in the morning, I was in my back parlour adjoining the shop - the folding-doors between the shop and the parlour were open; I saw a boy run out - nobody was in the shop. I followed the boy, and as I ran through the shop I missed five silk handkerchiefs and one cotton one; he must have crept under the counter to the end of the window to take them - they could not have been reached without creeping under the counter; I had put them there that morning. I followed him into the street, crying Stop thief! and Rickman secured him. I saw him all the way up the street till he turned the corner. I am sure he is the boy; Rickman was pursuing the boy who ran out of the shop. He brought the prisoner back, and the handkerchiefs were found in his hat - they cost me 5 s. each.</p>
<p>TIMOTHY RICKMAN. I am constable of St. Marylebone. I was standing in my shop, which is about thirty-six yards from Blakeman's, heard the cry of Stop thief! and ran out - the prisoner ran by my door. I pursued, and secured him about six yards off. I found the handkerchiefs in his hat.</p>
<p>(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
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<persName id="t18200217-19-person304"> THOMAS BLAKEMAN
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<interp inst="t18200217-19-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the prosecutrix's son. I saw the handkerchiefs found in the prisoner's hat. I was down stairs when they were taken.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I heard the cry, and saw a little boy about my size going along; he dropped the handkerchiefs. I told him he had dropped them; he said,</p>
<p>"Never mind, keep them," and I put them into my hat.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.</p> </div1></div0>
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