Robert Cooper, Theft > pocketpicking, 8th March 1704.

Reference Number: t17040308-33
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence
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Robert Cooper , of the Parish of Saint Clements Danes , was indicted for secretly taking a Steel-Hilted Sword, inlaid with Gold, from the Person of Henry Cruis , on the third of February last. The Prosecutor said, That as he was going by St. Clements he saw the Prisoner cross the Way, and mistrusting him to be an Ill Man, heard him to call to his Accomplices, and on a sudden he came behind him and took his Sword, but pursuing him, took him, and he dropt it. He denyed it, but it being but a weak excuse: The Jury found him guilty of Felony only, and acquitted him of secretly taking it .


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