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<p>683.
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<interp inst="t18390204-name-845" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK POWER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. John Pear and Co., of Chiswell-street. On the 7th of January, about half-past five o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner and another coming along—there was a horse and cart standing at our door—I saw the prisoner take a coat off the horse's back, and give it to the other boy—they both ran away—I pursued, calling "Stop thief"—the other escaped—the prisoner was taken in about five minutes—I am sure he is the same boy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18390204-name-846" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW PEAK</persName> </hi>. I am a policeman. I took the prisoner into cus
<lb/>tody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18390204-name-847" type="given" value="THOMAS JOHN"/>THOMAS JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Messrs. Peas and Co. On Monday, the 7th of January, I left my coat on the horse's back, at the door, while I went in to my tea—this is my coat—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at it.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> A boy gave me the coat.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Vaughan,</hi> </p> </div1></div0>
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