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<p>328.
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<p>CHARLES ANDREWS. I live as
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<p>Prisoner. Q.Did you see me snatch it from you? A. I could not swear it was you; it was a foggy night, I could not see above two or three yards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18300114-94-person696" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the corner of Carlton-street, about half-past seven o'clock that evening, and heard a cry of Stop thief! I could not see any body running - it was very foggy; the prisoner made for the street where I stood, and I made a snatch at the parcel - he darted into the road, and I after him; I scuffled with him, and knocked his hat off - he was secured by another person; he owned it was his hat. and wished me to give it up - I am certain the person who acknowleged the hat had this parcel, which was thrown down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18300114-94-person697" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Police-constable. I took the prisoner, and have the property.(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I had been to Mr. Currey, a hatter, for a situation - he was suited; I was returning, and saw the witness standing by a lamp-post - a man rushed by, and I thought he had taken off my hat; I ran after him, and I believe he dropped the parcel - a man in livery made a grasp at him, but missed him; he then took me and said, "I thought I would have one;" I said"It was not me" - I had dropped my hat, and then a man came and put my hat on.</p>
<p>HENRY LLOYD. I am certain the man I grappled with had the parcel - I knocked his hat off and took it up.</p>
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