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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.</p>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18301028-13-off77 t18301028-13-cd78"/>, at St. Marylebone, and stealing therein 18 snuff-boxes, value 30s., and 4 German pipes, with silver tops, value 16s., her property </rs>.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18301028-13-off77 t18301028-13-crimeloc81"/>, and keep the house. On Friday, the 22nd of October, I went out at seven o'clock and left a little girl at home; the shop window was quite sound then - I returned at eight, found it cut or broken, and property taken out; the opening was large enough for a boy's hand to go through, and take property - I missed eighteen snuff-boxes, and some German pipes, which were within reach; (examining the property) here is a German pipe, with a silver top - I know this, and here are some snuff-boxes which I know; they are marked inside - I missed several.</p>
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<interp inst="t18301028-13-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Policeman. I was in Chapel-street on the Friday evening in question, from six o'clock till nine - I saw five or six
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18301028-13-defend223 t18301028-13-deflabel82"/>s about Cuthbertson's window, and ordered them away two or three times; the prisoners were two of them, and Littleton another - I ordered them away from the corner of an unfinished street that night; next morning I saw the two prisoners and Littleton go into a baker's shop-I had heard of this robbery; I saw them change some money, and thought I saw the shape of a snuff-box in one of their pockets; I apprehended Richardson. and found a pair of scissors and a ponknife on him - I told him what I took him for, and he said he knew nothing about it.</p>
<persName id="t18301028-13-person227"> CHARLES CLARKE
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<interp inst="t18301028-13-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Policeman. On Saturday morning I was on duty, and assisted Hainsworth in pursuing the prisoners, and apprehended Biggins - he ran very fast; I saw him throw this bowl of a pipe over a wall - I followed, and brought him back, and then went and got the bowl; on searching him I found the stem, which appears to belong to the bowl, concealed in the lining of his coat - I found this snuff-box concealed in the lining of his coat, under his arm; next day, Sunday, I saw Littleton, and he said something to me.</p>
<persName id="t18301028-13-person228"> WILLIAM HUTCHINS
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<interp inst="t18301028-13-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live near Lisson-green, and keep a donkey-cart. On the Saturday morning I was coming from Covent-garden; the prisoners followed my cart, and asked a boy in the cart if he would buy two boxes - they said they wanted some bread, and had just picked the boxes up in the street - the boy said he had but 6d.; he gave them 6d. for two boxes, and I bought two of them for 2d.; I afterwards heard of the robbery, went to Cuthbertson's, and delivered them up - I bought my two of Richardson.</p>
<persName id="t18301028-13-person229"> JAMES LITTLETON
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<interp inst="t18301028-13-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming down Chapel-street, with my little brother, and saw the two prisoners and three other boys - Biggins asked me to give him a piece of poratoe; I did so - he said, "Come on, we are going to take some snuff-boxes from here; I have done it three or four times this summer, and have never been caught"- he said when the omnibus was going by be pushed the glass in, and took things out; they said they had never been found out - I went with them: he pushed the glass in, and each of us helped ourselves to goods.</p>
<p>Biggins. That boy gave me the scissors to cut the window.</p>
<p>JAMES LITTLETON. Richardson took the scissors out of a shop in the Harrow-road, after this job was done.</p>
<persName id="t18301028-13-person230"> MARY CUTHBERTSON
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<interp inst="t18301028-13-person230" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My window has been broken and property stolen four times this summer.</p>
<p>Biggins' sister gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>[Nov. 1.]</p> </div1></div0>

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