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<interp inst="t18310630-220-person1660" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the son of Robert Anderson; he
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18310630-220-victim1657 t18310630-220-viclabel1159"/>. On the evening of the 5th of June I was going home with my sister; the prisoner followed me for about three minutes, then took off my cap, and ran down
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18310630-220-off1157 t18310630-220-crimeloc1160"/> - I pursued, and cried, Stop thief! I caught him at the end of a court and asked him for my cap; he said he had not got it - a girl came down the court, and she said, "Halloo! Jack, is that you?" I did not see the cap - I do not know whether he gave it to her or threw it over the pales; I am quite sure he took it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Q. Did you lose sight of me? A. No.</p>
<persName id="t18310630-220-person1661"> EDWARD PARKER
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<interp inst="t18310630-220-person1661" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in the street. I saw the prisoner follow this lad two or three minutes - I kept my eyes upon him, and saw him take the cap off, put it under his arm, and run off; the young gentleman ran after him - he stopped at a court; I saw a girl come out and speak to the prisoner - she said, "Halloo! Jack, is that you?" he said Yes - the Policeman took him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18310630-220-person1662" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Police-constable. I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner running down the street towards me; when I got up the young gentleman had him by the skirt of his coat - the cap has not been found.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was going home, and this young gentleman came and said I had his cap - I said, "You are mistaken, I have nothing but my own cap;" I have no friends to take care of me.</p>
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